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126–1
June 13, 1973
Conversation No. 126-1

Date: June 13, 1973
Time: Unknown between 4:32 pm and 5:42 pm
Location: Cabinet Room

The President met with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, [David] Kenneth Rush, George P.
Shultz, Dr. James R. Schlesinger, Elliot L. Richardson, J. Philip Campbell, Frederick B. Dent,
Richard F. Schubert, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, James T. Lynn, John W. Barnum, Roy L.
Ash, Anne L. Armstrong, George H. W. Bush, Herbert Stein, John T. Dunlop, Rogers C. B.
Morton, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Peter M. Flanigan, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., William E.
Timmons, Ronald L. Ziegler, General Brent G. Scowcroft, Raymond K. Price, Jr., Virginia H.
Knauer, David R. Gergen, David N. Parker, Frederic V. Malek, and Arthur J. Sohmer
[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]

National economy
-Possible freeze
-Rents, profits, wages, prices
-Administration’s view
-Free market economy
-President’s plan
-Forthcoming speech, June 13, 1973
-Availability of text of speech
-Congressional briefing
-Freeze
-Applicability
-Prices
-Wages, rents, raw agricultural products
-Labor/management settlements
-Cooperation
-Unions
-Duration
-Follow-up
-Phase II and Phase III comparison
-President’s goal
-Reasons for policy
-Controls
-Democratic caucus
-Purpose
-Shultz
-Food prices
-Need for stability
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-Gasoline prices
-Food
-Supplies
-Importance
-Farm legislation
-Administration’s position
-Foreign demand
-State Department, farmers
-Effect on supply
-Increased demand
-Weather
-Temporary supply shortages
-Export controls
-Purpose
-Congressional approval
-American consumers
-Effect
-Federal budget
-Congress
-Energy
-President’s forthcoming message
-Morton
-Alaska pipeline
-Libyan seizure of Nelson Bunker Hunt Company
-Possible worldwide shortages
-Controls
-John Kenneth Galbraith
-President’s view
-President’s plan
-Possible Congressional actions
-Veto
-Popular view
-Phase III
-Problem
-Public perception
-President’s plan
-Goals
-Food and energy
-Development
-President’s view
-Goals
-Role of Cabinet in presentation
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-Status
-Increased employment and wages
-Growth rate
-Importance of oil
-Compared with other countries
-Japan
-England
-West Germany
-France
-President’s plan
-Shultz, Stein, Dunlop, John B. Connally
-Freeze
-Phase IV
-Goal

President’s accomplishments
-Foreign policy
-Crime
-Decreases
-Kansas City
-Drugs
-Peace
-President’s speech in Florida
-Vietnam
-Draft
-Prisoners of War [POWs]
-US-Soviet relations
-President’s forthcoming meetings with Leonid I. Brezhnev
-Prosperity

National economy
-Successes
-Problems
-President’s plan
-Phase IV
-Role of Cabinet in presentation
-Public relations efforts
-State and Defense Departments
-Feedgrain prices
-Supply
-Effect on exports
-Congress
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-Reporting system
-Shultz
-Preparation
-Cabinet role

The President left at 4:59 pm

President’s summary
-Export controls
-Stein
-Export controls

Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 5:42 pm
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