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445–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Raymond K. Price
  • Brent G. Scowcroft
  • UNKNOWN
  • White House operator
  • Alexander M. Haig
June 13, 1973
Conversation No. 445-1

Date: June 13, 1973
Time: Unknown between 10:15 am and 11:33 am
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Raymond K. Price, Jr.

Price’s coat

Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft talked with the President at an unknown time between 10:15 am and
11:22 am.

[Conversation No. 445-1A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

President’s telegrams

-Henry A. Kissinger

-Charles Whitehouse

-William H. Sullivan


[End telephone conversation]

Vietnam peace negotiations

-October, November 1972

-Problem

-North Vietnam

-US election

-South Vietnam

-Paris
-North Vietnam’s reaction
-January 1973
-Problem
-South Vietnam
-President’s message to Nguyen Van Thieu
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Conversation No. 445-1 (cont’d)

-Tone
-President’s meeting with Tran Kim Phuong

-Diplomatic language

-Communique

-Aid to South Vietnam

-Agreement

-Importance

-Strength

-Laos

-Simplicity
-Cambodia
-Delay
-People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative
-Vietnam

-Future


US foreign policy
-Crises
-Lebanon
-US power advantage
-Suez

-Great Britain, France [?]

-Gomal Abdel Nasar [?]

-US response

-President’s opinion

-Aswan Dam

-World view

-People’s Republic of China [PRC]

-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]

-Nikita S. Khruschev

-Deal

-Substance

-Watergate

-Impact

-Partisanship

-US-USSR summit [?]

-Leonid I. Brezhnev

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Conversation No. 445-1 (cont’d)

-US-PRC relations
-Press relations
-Faith
-Future concern
-Atomization

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am.

Refreshments

-Coffee


The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:22 am.

President’s foreign policy

-President’s critics

-Year of Europe

-Significance
-Georges J. R. Pompidou’s support
-Great Britain, France, Italy
-Pompidou

President’s forthcoming speech on nation’s economy
-President’s actions

[Discontinuities appear in the original recording.]

President’s forthcoming speech on nation’s economy
-Boom
-US standard of living
-Economic prosperity
-Buying power of dollar in 1972
-Economic growth
-Percentages
-Annual income
-Inflation
-Strength of US economy
-Public perception
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Conversation No. 445-1 (cont’d)

-Jobs

-Income growth

-Price index

-Rent
-Inclusion

-Explanation

-Press briefing

-Interest rates

-George P. Shultz’s viewpoint

-Wage freezes

-Settlements

-Inflation

-Phase III

-60 day freeze

-System of controls

-Shultz

-Removal

-Shultz
-Reaction

-Public

-Business

-Gasoline prices

-Reports

-Increases

-Rhetorical flourishes

-Controlled economy

-Phase IV

-Prosperity, jobs

-President’s action

-Cost of living

-Food prices

-Freeze

-Retail

-Supplies

-Crop production

-Reduction

-Current prices
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Conversation No. 445-1 (cont’d)

-Raw agricultural products
-Shortages
-Domestic compared to export consumption
-Soybeans
-President’s experience

-Importance

-Uses

-Export controls
-Reporting
-Food products
-Congressional action
-Existing commitments
-[Internal Revenue Service audits]
-Price “roll back”
-Deletions
-Surplus [?]
-Executive compensation
-Demagoguery
-Briefing
-[Spending bills]
-Taxes, prices
-William W. Scranton
-Appointment

-Return call

-Announcement

-Timing
-Speech [?]
-Energy
-Congressional action
-President’s proposals

-Crisis, shortage, problem

-Alaska pipeline

-Message to Congress

-Farm Bill
-Veto threat
-Inflation
-Vietnam War
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Conversation No. 445-1 (cont’d)

-Peace
-Bombing of Cambodia
-Overstatement
-Prisoners of War [POWs]

-Military draft

-Price’s efforts

-President’s approval

-Briefing

-Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.

-Comment on 60-day freeze
-Public reception
-Cabinet, staff

Time of day

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:15 am and
11:22 am.


[Conversation No. 445-1B]


[Begin telephone conversation]


[See Conversation No. 40-63]


[End telephone conversation]


President’s forthcoming speech on nation’s economy

-Briefings

-Timing

-Significance

-Public perception
-War

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. between 11:22 am and 11:26 am.

[Conversation No. 445-1C]
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Conversation No. 445-1 (cont’d)

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 40-64]

[End telephone conversation]

Scranton

-Return telephone call

-Liberal progressive


Elliot L. Richardson
-Performance as Attorney General

Watergate
-Ervin Committee
-Howard H. Baker, Jr.
-President’s assessment
-Leadership
-Forthcoming Leonid I. Brezhnev visit

President’s speech on nation’s economy
-Editing
-Improvement

Price
-Role on White House staff
-Involvement with speechwriting

Price left at an unknown time before 11:33 am.
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