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444-024b

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444-024a
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Raymond K. Price
  • Alexander M. Haig
June 12, 1973
Conversation No. 444-24

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: Unknown between 8:17 pm and 9:30 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Raymond K. Price, Jr.

Pipe

Weather

The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower between 8:19 pm and 8:21 pm.

[Conversation No. 444-24A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 40-39]

[End telephone conversation]

Pipes

-Number

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)



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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Pipes

-President’s use

-Hugh Scott, Gerald R. Ford


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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President’s forthcoming address to the nation announcing price control measure
-Content and phraseology
-Paycheck
-Worth
-August 1971 announcement
-New Economic Policy
-Editing instruction
-Price index
-Increase
-Food prices
-Unprocessed agricultural products
-Editing instructions
-Public relations [PR]
-Price controls
-Food
-Exemptions
-Unprocessed agricultural products, wages, rents
-Wages
-Wage settlements
-Duration
-Licenses
-Foreign policy
-Export controls
-Editing instructions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)

-Food, gasoline prices

-Farm bill

-Congressional relations

-Energy

-Inflation

-Energy

-Farm bill

-Possible veto

-Leonid I. Brezhnev’s forthcoming visit

-Context
-American character
-Vietnam negotiations
-December 1972, October 1972, November 1972, January 1973
-Pressures
-Settlement
-Return of prisoners of war [POWs]
-US military action
-Possible effect
-Surrender
-Context and phraseology
-Gasoline and food prices

-Retail

-Stabilization

-Cost of Living Council [COLC]

-[Phase IV]

-Food prices

-Increase

-Demand abroad

-Priorities

-US consumers
-Foreign policy

-Presidential authority

-Editing

-Food prices

-Increase

-Demand abroad

-Export controls
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)

-Congressional relations
-President’s request for authority

-Meat and eggs prices

-Timing

-Energy

-Administrator [“energy czar”]
-Tariffs
-Meat prices
-Energy
-Tariffs
-Selectivity
-Possible duration
-Alaska pipeline
-Farm legislation
-Production compared to prices
-Possible effects
-Trade gap

-Export controls

-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit

-Soviet summit
-Agreements

-Trade

-Arms control

-War

-US-Soviet Union relations

-Price’s edits
-Emphasis

-Duration

-Strength

-Food and gasoline prices

-Congress

-Inflation

-Draft review

-President’s schedule

-George P. Shultz’s input

-Herbert Stein [?]’s input

-Compared to August 15, 1972 speech
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)

-Congressional action

-90-day freeze

-Mandatory controls

-Disaster


National economy
-Boom compared to inflation

-Possible recession

-German experience

-Management

-President’s program

-Price controls

-Interest

-Rents

-Dividends

-Profits

-Rent controls
-Effects

-Interest rates

-Food prices

-Controls

-Seasonal fluctuations

-Strawberries, beans, poultry, beef

-Farm production

-Inflation

-As percentage of personal income

-Compared to Soviet Union, India

-Bread

-Retail

-Mark-up

-Summer squash

-US agricultural capacity

-Brazil

-Soviet Union

-Deserts

-North Africa

-Saudia Arabia

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)

-Breakthrough

-Water

-Food prices

-Beef

-Animal feed

-Processing


President’s schedule
-President’s possible radio speeches
-Topics
-Food, energy, gasoline prices
-Number
-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-San Clemente

-Likelihood

-Possible schedule

-Price’s schedule

San Clemente
-Price’s previous visit
-Press coverage
-Ronald L. Ziegler

-Price’s previous visit

-Apartment

-Proximity

-United States Information Agency [USIA] meeting

-Weather


President’s forthcoming address to the nation announcing price controls
-President’s meeting with Price
-Editing
-Prices

-Soybeans

-Feed animals [?]

-Audience

-Foreign policy

-Timing

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)


Unknown man

-Scruples

-Congress [?]


Bryce N. Harlow

-Role on White House staff


Spiro T. Agnew

-Role in Administration

-Contacts with President
-Complaints
-Work ethic
-Desire to assist President
-Melvin R. Laird, Harlow [?]
-Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [?]
-Complaints
-Work ethic
-Travel abroad
-Recognition

Energy position

-Requirements


White House staff

-Anne L. Armstrong

-Capability
-Haig, Laird, Harlow
-Unknown man
-President’s assessment

Energy position

-William W. Scranton


The President talked with the White House operator.

[Conversation No. 444-24B]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)


[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 40-40]

[End telephone conversation]

Scranton
-Possible role in administration

-Energy position

-Oil interests

-Availability


The President talked with Alexander M. Haig between 9:28 pm and 9:30 pm.


[Conversation No. 444-24C]


[Begin telephone conversation]


[See Conversation No. 40-41]


[End telephone conversation]


Scranton

-Haig’s knowledge



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8

[Privacy]

[Duration: 12 s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8


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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 444-24 (cont’d)


Scranton
-Possible role in administration

-Willingness

-Ability

-Staff

-Clout


Energy production

-Nuclear companies, coal companies

-Theft [?]

-Laird’s familiarity

-Coal producers

Price’s schedule

-Forthcoming address compared to April 30, 1973 speech


Price left at an unknown time after 9:30 pm.
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