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Conversation: 878-008

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Start Date: 13-Mar-1973 12:03 PM

End Date: 13-Mar-1973 12:16 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Schriever, B. A. (Gen.)Baker, Harold R.Cole, Reginald E.Boyett, Fred R.Dickerson, Glenn R.Harkins, William D. (Capt.)Schalbrack, A. L. (Col.)Vinciguerra, John V.Olmsted, MaryCarrington, Henry A.McVay, B. N.Kelly, Bernard E.Johnson, ReginaldPerry, JosephMcMillan, CharlesKamp, CarlUsilaner, BrianPeterson, NormanButz, Earl L.Rogers, William P.Simon, William E.Richardson, Elliot L.Ray, Dixy LeeWeinberger, Caspar W. ("Cap")Sampson, Arthur F.Ash, Roy L.Hampton, Robert E.

Recording Device: Oval Office

878-008.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 13, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Gen. B. A. Schriever, Harold R. Baker, Reginald E. Cole, Fred R. Boyett, Glenn R. Dickerson, Capt. William D. Harkins, Col. A. L. Schalbrack, John V. Vinciguerra, Mary Olmsted, Henry A. Carrington, B. N. McVay, Bernard E. Kelly, Reginald Johnson, Joseph Perry, Charles McMillan, Carl Kamp, Brian Usilaner, Norman Peterson, Earl L. Butz, William P. Rogers, William E. Simon, Elliot L. Richardson, Dixy Lee Ray, Caspar W. ("Cap") Weinberger, Arthur F. Sampson, Roy L. Ash, and Robert E. Hampton met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 12:03 pm and 12:16 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 878-008 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 878-8

Date: March 13, 1973
Time: Unknown between 12:03 pm and 12:16 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Harold R. Baker, Reginald E. Cole, Fred R. Boyett, Glenn R. Dickerson,
Capt. William D. Harkins, Col. A. L. Schalbrack, John V. Vinciquerra, Mary Olmsted, Henry A.
Carrington, B. N. McVay, Bernard E. Kelly, Reginald Johnson, Joseph Perry, Charles McMillan,
Earl L. Butz, William P. Rogers, William E. Simon, Elliot L. Richardson, Dixy Lee Ray, Carl
Kamp, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, Arthur F. Sampson, Roy L. Ash, Robert E. Hampton,
Brian Usilaner, Norman Peterson, Gen. B. A. Schriever. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman was present at
the beginning of the meeting. The White House photographer was present for part of the
meeting.

       Doors

       Greetings
             -Weather

       Presentation
            -Arrangements

       Presentation of awards
            -Baker
                   -Agriculture Department
                   -Photograph
            -Cole
                   -Agriculture Department
            -Boyett and Dickerson
                   -Treasury Department
            -Harkins
                   -US Navy
                   -Defense Department
                   -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
                                     -16-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. July-2010)
                                                      Conversation No. 878-8 (cont’d)


     -Schalbrack
           -Defense Supply Agency
                 -Ogden, Utah
     -Vinciquerra
           -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC]
     -Olmsted
           -State Department
           -Ad Hoc Committee to Improve the Status of Women in the Foreign Affairs
            Agencies
           -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon reception for Foreign Service wives
     -Carrington
           -Federal Home Loan Bank Board
     -Regional Council, General Services Administration [GSA] County Services
      Working Groups
           -McVay
                 GSA
           -Kelly
                 -HEW
           -Johnson
                 -Labor Department
           -Perry
                 -Department of House and Urban development [HUD]
           -McMillan
                 -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO]

Group photographs
     -Arrangement

Awards
    -President’s remarks
          -Government service
                -Financial awards
                -Intangible awards
                -[Arnold] Eric Severeid's comments on politics
                -Compared with private enterprise
                       -Satisfaction
    -Plaques
    -Photographs
          -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins
                                               -17-

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                         Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. July-2010)
                                                             Conversation No. 878-8 (cont’d)



       Weather
            -Golf

       Salutations

The award recipients left at 12:16 pm.