Secret White House Tapes

551–10

About this recording

551–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • L. Edwin Coate
  • White House photographer
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • Martin C. "Marty" Anderson
July 29, 1971
Conversation No. 551-10

Date: July 29, 1971
Time: 12:34 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and L. Edwin Coate; the White House photographer
was present at the beginning of the meeting.
26

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



Coate
-John C. Whitaker
-New job
-San Diego
-Los Angeles

Booksigning
Presidential gifts

San Diego
-Republican National Convention

Coate left at 12:36 pm.

Anderson
-Moderate conservative focus
-Job status

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:36 pm.

Schedule
-Economic issues
-George P. Shultz

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:37 pm.

The President's schedule

Martin C. (“Marty”) Anderson entered at 12:37 pm.

The President’s schedule
-Charles M. Teague, Olin E. (“Tiger”) Teague
-Meeting with William D. Eberle
-Role of international trade
-Compared to 1950's
-Soviet Union
-Japan, Germany
-Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
-Trade barriers
-Foreign competition
-Import taxes
-Combines
27

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Aviation industry
-Production of new McDonnell-Douglas aircraft
-Canada
-Italy
-Compared to free trade economists
-State Department position

Domestic Council Conv. No. 551-10 (cont.)
-Perception of Ehrlichman and his staff
-Public attitude towards domestic issues
-1972 election
-Reprivatization, welfare
-Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO]
-Question of extension
-Congressional action
-Special revenue sharing
-Symbolism
-Perceived effect of budget cuts
-“Model Cities” programs, Community Action Agency day care centers
-The President's stance
-Public perceptions

1973 budget
-Review of Great Society programs
-Cutbacks
-”Model Cities” program
-Community Action Agency
-Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
-OEO
-Symbolism of abolition
-Education
-Effect of funding
-Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]
-Defense contract
-Attitude
-Oklahoma
-Columbia, Ivy League
-Health
-Programs
-Compared to Kennedy administration
-Transportation
-John A. Volpe
28

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Housing
-George W. Romney
-Interest rates
-Integration
-Effects
-John G. Tower
-July 29, 1971 meeting with the President
-Housing and Urban Development [HUD] Conv. No. 551-10 (cont.)
-Clark MacGregor
-Busing
-Administration stance
-Austin, Texas case
-Re-evaluation of programs
-Congressional action
-Compared to administration stance
-Tax reform
-Anderson
-Possible future role

Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:37 pm.

President’s schedule
-Shultz

Bull left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm.

1973 Budget
-Domestic Council
-Anderson
-Possible future role
-Work, workload
-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.
-Federal agencies
-HUD
-OEO
-Donald H. Rumsfeld
-Empire building
-Cutbacks
-Tax proposals
-Domestic programs
-Day care centers
-Reprivatization
29

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Role of federal government
-Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
-Private contracts
-1953 reminiscence of privately run center in Mexico

Presentation of presidential paperweight

Anderson Conv. No. 551-10 (cont.)
-Possible future role
-Mrs. Anderson
-Role on White House staff
-Perception

Domestic Council
-Issues
-1973 budget
-Possible future action
-Family Assistance Program

The People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative
-Conservative’s reaction
-Soviet Union’s reaction
-Pakistan’s view
-The President's July 29, 1971 meeting with Pakistan Ambassador [Agha
Hilaly]
-Hilaly’s role
-Chou En-lai

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
-Possible return to the White House staff

Ehrlichman and Anderson left at 1:00 pm.
Secret White House Tapes |

551–10

This recording is currently not available on millercenter.org. To listen to it, please email Mike Greco at mdg4u@virginia.edu

More Richard M. Nixon Recordings

View all Richard M. Nixon tapes
67–1
audio icon
552–1
audio icon
267–10
audio icon
67–10
audio icon
267–11
audio icon
267–12
audio icon
267–13
audio icon
267–14
audio icon
267–15
audio icon
267–16
audio icon