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518–8
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Tricia Nixon Cox
  • Rex W. Scouten
  • Manolo Sanchez
June 12, 1971
Conversation No. 518-8

Date: June 12, 1971
Time: Unknown between 11:50 am and 1:41 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman [?]

Call to Rex W. Scouten

[The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 12:12 pm and 12:14 pm]

[Conversation No. 518-8A]

[See Conversation No. 5-21]

[End of telephone conversation]
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 9m 58s ]


Scouten entered at an unknown time after 12:14 pm Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)

Scouten left at an unknown time before 1:41 pm


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Hiring of long-haired individuals
-Use by administration
-Quakers
-Draft dodgers
-J. Edgar Hoover
-”Long-hairs for Nixon”
-Meaning of long hair

William P. Rogers
-Personal friction as hindrance to foreign policy


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9
[Privacy]
[Duration: 27s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 15s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)

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President’s schedule
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Council on Foreign Relations speech
-Kissinger notification
-Kissinger attitude
-Benefits
-Educators’ speech
-Attendance
-Meeting with National Education Association’s [NEA] Helen Bain
-Benefits
-Background
-Originator of meeting
-NEA group meeting
-Content
-Revenue sharing
-Education
-Leonard Garment
-John D. Ehrlichman/Edward L. Morgan
-Follow-up on Terry McGinnity article
-Call to paper
-Mailing of article copy
-John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy role
-Reprint mailing
-Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis role
-Robert H. Abplanalp role
-Benefits
-Circulation list
-Major General James D. (“Don”) Hughes role

Wedding
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-Planning
-William H. Carruthers
-Television coverage

President’s schedule
-Meeting with Jayne B. Spain
-Civil Service Commission [CSC] appointment
-Additional meeting Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)
-Swearing-in ceremony
-Benefits
-Women voters

Wedding
-Impact on women voters
-Appeal of weddings
-”Father Knows Best” television wedding
-Emotional interest of women
-Television coverage
-Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] one-hour special
-Upcoming CBS special
-Total revenue
-Total costs
-Sponsors
-Gulf Oil
-Xerox
-Lyndon B. Johnson standing after wedding
-Polls


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 6m 39s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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-Death of Fred Steinmark [University of Texas football player]
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-Representatives of President
-Jay G. Wilkinson
-Service
-Wilkinson
-Football coach Darrell K. Royal
-Wilkinson note to President
-Call to Richard A. Moore
-Letter to Steinmark family Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)
-Reaction of Steinmarks to President’s concern
-Public relations benefits
-Dwight L. Chapin role

Personnel
-New writer
-Status of old writer
-William J. Hopkins
-New job
-Roland L. Elliott
-Awards
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-Original interview
-Strong points
-Appeal to Middle America
-Expansion of speechwriting office
-McGinnity job offer
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-Price role
-Placement
-Charles W. Colson’s staff
-Use
-Colson
-Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin comment
-”Dick Cavett Show”
-National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
-Background
-John M. O’Neill
-Left wing

Criticism of President
-NBC role
-Administration counterattack
-Henry A. Kissinger contact with Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
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-Cronkite
-Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s attack on press
-President’s opposition
-Efficacy
-Colson
-Awareness of criticism
-Fairness
-Reaction Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)
-Colson role
-Economic pressure
-Mistakes in handling of press
-White House correspondents
-Herbert G. Klein
-John A. Scali role
-Drawbacks of contacts with President
-Treatment of press
-Thelma C. (Ryan) (“Pat”) Nixon
-Acceptance of questions
-Contact with newspeople
-Mamie G. D. Eisenhower
-Barbara Walters
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-Cox

Wedding
-”Celebrity”
-Harvard people
-Public reaction to disruption
-President’s trip to Watergate

Administration personnel
-Peter G. Peterson role
-Contact with Western and Midwestern supporters
-Abplanalp
-Rich contacts
-Frederic V. Malek
-Interest in money
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 7m 57s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)

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State Department
-Means of advancing


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10
[Privacy]
[Duration: 10s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10

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Administration personnel management
-President’s view
-Delivery of bad news
-Treatment of “naysayers”
-Need for good news
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11
[Privacy]
[Duration: 57s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11 Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)

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Press reporting
-President’s use
-Pandering


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 3m 42s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6

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Arts
-Opening performance at Wolf Trap Farm Park
-Mrs. Nixon’s attendance
-President’s attendance
-Garment
-Recommendation
-Cultural commitments
-John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Interest groups
-Jewish group events
-Black group events
-Black Caucus
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-Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
-Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
-Financial impact of proposal

Polls
-Administration standing on help to Blacks
-Appeal to Blacks and Whites
-Barry M. Goldwater Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)
-Jewish vote
-Jewish vote
-Location
-Concerns
-Middle East
-Support for President
-Liberal inclinations
-Sample in polls
-Significance
-Shifts in poll
-Effect of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
-Effect of Soviet and People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiatives
-Cotton issue
-Standing on crime and law and order
-Pollution
-Drug problem
-Support for police

Public relations
-Awareness of President’s position
-Department of Justice
-Moore
-Washington press
-Goal for President
-McGinnity
-Price
-Donald H. Rumsfeld
-Theoretical performance in two-man race
-Dwight D. Eisenhower versus Adlai E. Stevenson, II
-Johnson versus Goldwater
-Percentage
-Effect
-Methods
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Unidentified social function

Camp David construction
-Start order
-Timing


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Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12
[Agency Policy]
[Duration: 1m 5s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12

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-Role of committee
-Effect on next administration
-Persuasion of committee
-Helicopter trip to Camp David
-Benefit of construction to President
-Benefit to next administration
-Need
-Timing

Removal of buildings from Mall
-Memorial
-Use in speeches
-Ehrlichman
-Significance

Assault on problems by administration
-Cancer
-Drugs

Drug meeting
-Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan invitation
-President’s role
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Agnew’s trip
-Kissinger’s role
-Rogers question
-Kissinger’s agenda
-General Nguyen Van Thieu meeting
-Vietnam talks

Rogers Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)
-Haldeman’s role
-Kissinger’s meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-SALT
-Contribution to conversation with John B. Connally
-Reaction by others


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13
[Privacy]
[Duration: 29s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 3m 43s ]


Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:14 pm Conv. No. 518-8 (cont.)

Sanchez left at unknown time before 1:41 pm

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:14 pm

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:41 pm


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8

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The President and Haldeman left at 1:41 pm
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