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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • John B. Connally
  • George P. Shultz
  • Herbert Stein
  • Donald H. Rumsfeld
  • Charles W. Colson
  • Zosimo Monson
March 22, 1972
Conversation No. 326-1

Date: March 22, 1972
Time: Unknown between 5:07 pm - 6:15 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John B. Connally, George
P. Shultz, Herbert Stein, Donald Rumsfeld and Charles W. Colson.

[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress; this is a continuation of Conversation
No. 324-43]

National economy
-Pay Board
-George Meany’s resignation
-The President’s possible statement
-Television
-Reaction
-The President’s view
-Meany
-Possible West Coast longshoremen strike
-Press coverage
-Labor members
-Meany’s resignation
-Effect on Democratic candidates
-Hubert H. Humphrey
-Edmund S. Muskie
-Humphrey
-Busing
-Joint Economic Committee
-Muskie
-Leonard Woodcock
-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
-The President’s possible statement
-Format and timing

James D. Hodgson
-Woodcock

Shultz left at an unknown time before 6:05 pm.

National economy
2

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)


-Pay Board
-Meany’s resignation
-The President’s possible response
-Networks
-Format and timing
-Possible public perception
-Forthcoming Cost of Living Council [COLC] meeting
-Connally
-Timing
-George H. Boldt
-Colson’s view
-Statement
-Rumsfeld’s view
-Ronald L. Ziegler’s statement
-COLC meeting
-Timing
-Ziegler’s possible statement
-Ehrlichman’s view
-Connally’s view
-Boldt
-Pay Board

Shultz entered at an unknown time after 5:07 pm.

-Price Commission
-Woodcock’s possible resignation
-Hodgson’s views
-Frank E. Fitzsimmons
-Public Pay Board
-John T. Dunlop
-Construction industry
-Peter J. Brennan
-Fitzsimmons
-Hodgson’s view
-International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ public image
-Views
-Construction industry
-Relationship with Teamsters
-Dunlop
-Shultz’s view
-COLC meeting
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)


-Timing
-The President’s possible statement
-Ziegler
-Colson’s view
-Doug Johnson [?]
-Rumsfeld
-Shultz
-Preparation
-Long Statement
-Television statement
-William L. Safire
-Stein’s forthcoming briefing
-Composition
-Virgil B. Day
-Benjamin F. Biaggini
-Rocco C. Siciliano
-Biaggini
-The President’s view
-Fitzsimmons
-Rumsfeld’s view
-Day
-Day
-Rumsfeld’s view
-Biaggini
-The President’s view
-Meany’s resignation
-Administration response
-The President’s view
-Connally
-Rumsfeld
-Connally’s forthcoming speech to the Middlesex Club
-Boston
-Club
-Television shows
-Today
-Size of audience compared to Meet the Press
-Herbert E. Kaplow
-Barbara Walters
-Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Morning News
-Meet the Press
-Marshall Green
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)


-Today
-Connally’s possible appearance
-Timing
-The President’s forthcoming press conference
-Meany’s attendance record
-Meany’s resignation
-Administration response
-Television shows
-Today
-Timing of Connally’s appearance
-Network news
-National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
-Location
-Meet the Press
-Possible replacement of Green with Rumsfeld
-The President’s forthcoming meeting with Green
-Humphrey, Muskie
-Administration’s response
-The President’s schedule
-Green

Ehrlichman, Connally, Shultz, Rumsfeld, and Colson left at 6:05 pm.

Steins’s briefing technique
-The President’s view

National economy
-The President’s program
-Consumer Price Index [CPI]
-Wage and price controls
-Success
-Possible freeze on food prices
-Stein’s view
-Farmers
-Meat
-Cattle
-Hogs

Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
-Marina von N. Whitman
-Stein’s view
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)


-Schedule
-Speeches
-Ezra Solomon
-The President’s view
-Stein’s possible speech on wage and price controls
Stein left at 6:08 pm.

The President’s schedule
-Forthcoming COLC meeting
-Forthcoming meeting with Green
-Henry A. Kissinger’s views
-Green’s possible press statement
-State Department
-Shanghai Communique
-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-Haldeman’s view
-William P. Rogers
-Taiwan, Republic of China
-Green’s forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press
-Florida
-Press conference
-The President’s view
-Meany
-Camp David
-Press conference
-Pay Board story
-International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
-Haldeman’s schedule
-Press conference
-Patrick J. Buchanan views
-George C. Wallace
-ITT

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:08 pm.

Instructions

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm.

The President’s forthcoming press conference
-Responses
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 326-1 (cont.)


-ITT
-Life magazine story
-Peter M. Flanigan
-Ziegler
-Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt

The President and Haldeman left at 6:15 pm.
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