Secret White House Tapes

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453–1
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • George P. Shultz
  • John C. Whitaker
  • Stephen B. Bull
February 19, 1971
Conversation No. 453-1

Date: February 19, 1971
Time: Unknown after 3:15 pm until 3:59 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz, and John C. Whitaker
[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]

Agricultural policy
-“Salute to Agriculture”
-Attendees
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-Clark MacGregor
-Democratic attack
-Rural development
-Administration response
-The President’s report to Congress
-Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
-The President’s trip to Iowa
-”Salute to Agriculture”
-The President’s schedule
-Purdue University
-Frederick L. Hovde
-Clifford M. Hardin
-The President’s visit to Iowa
-Ottumwa
-Purpose
-Possible visits by the President
-Jackson Hole
-Nelson A. Rockefeller
-Logistics
-Purpose
-Farm policy
-Administration efforts
-Farmer mentality
-Nebraska
-Peter G. Peterson
-Des Moines
-Sioux City
-Springfield, Missouri
-Mountain oysters
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

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-President’s visit as a Congressman
-“Salute to Agriculture”
-Media coverage
-Public relations
-Congress
-Murray Spitzer
-Clarence D. Palmby
-[Forename unknown] Loeb
-”Salute to Agriculture”
-Administration policies
-Rural development
-Format
-Farm problems
-Wages

The President’s previous meeting with Fortune magazine
-Peterson
-Economic education
-Wage and price controls
-Value

Agricultural policy
-Farmers
-Government assistance
-Rural development
-Revenue sharing
-Areas of growth

The President’s meeting with Fortune
-Opinion of the President’s economic policy
-Money supply

Consumer Price Index [CPI]
-Food prices
-Hardin’s speech
-Effect on farmer
-Farmers’ income
-Corn supports
-Corn/hog ratio

Peter M. Flanigan
-State Department job
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

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-William P. Rogers
-Position with White House
-Value

Public relations
-Economic policy
-Paul W. McCracken
-The President’s role Conv. No. 453-1 (cont.)
-Knowledge
-Compared to foreign policy

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:16 pm

The President’s schedule
-George Black, Jr.
-Grandchildren
-Young Republicans reception

Bull left at an unknown time before 3:59 pm

Public relations
-Manpower training and revenue sharing
-Administration efforts
-Vietnam veterans
-Number of jobs
-James D. Hodgson
-Congressional testimony
-Administration’s policies
-Effects
-Funding
-Supersonic Transport [SST]
-Economic value to nation
-Job creation
-Effect on economy
-Manpower training
-Welfare program
-Administration policies
-Effects
-Budget
-Press conference questions
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Manpower training
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 9/08)



-Possible White House action
-Letter

Spitzer
-Value and position

Manpower training
-Administration policy Conv. No. 453-1 (cont.)
-Blacks
-Veterans
-Aid to ghettos
-Rural poor
-James B. (“Scotty”) Reston’s press story

President’s speech at [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
-Use of speech by Shultz

An unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 3:16 pm

-The President’s order

The unknown man [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 3:59 pm

Wilson
-Wilson’s speech
-“Men of thought” versus “men of action”
-As a politician
-Portrait in Cabinet Room

Ehrlichman, et al. left at 3:59 pm
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