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551-4
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Charles M. Teague
  • Olin E. Teague
  • George P. Shultz
  • Donald E. Johnson
  • Clark MacGregor
  • White House photographer
July 29, 1971
Conversation No. 551-4

Date: July 29, 1971
Time: 11:05 am - 11:48 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Charles M. Teague, Olin E. (“Tiger”) Teague, George P. Shultz, Donald
E. Johnson, and Clark MacGregor; the White House photographer was present at the beginning
of the meeting.

Greetings

General conversation
-Busing
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Veterans
-World War I
-Age of average veteran
-The American Legion
-1946 recollection
-Louis Johnson
-Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] Conv. No. 551-3 (cont.)
-Former Commander
-Wife
-Reminiscences
-American Legion
-Nixon's term as Congressman
-Glenn R. Davis
-Chowder and Marching Club
-Donald Jackson, Davis
-Kennedy half-dollar
-[Unknown name]
-Constituency
-Issues
-Shultz, MacGregor
-Donald Johnson
-Vietnam War
-Education benefits
-Pension compensation
-Increase
-Veterans Administration [VA] hospitals
-Prescott, Arizona
-New York Hospital
-Prescott, Arizona
-Renovation
-Staff-patient ratio
-Quality of care
-Revenue Control Act of 1968
-Number, location
-Fort Worth hospital
-Funding
-Distribution
-Staffing
-New facilities
-Renovation of existing facilities
-Southern California
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-Staffing
-H. R. 37
-The Bronx
-Service-connected health problems
-Vietnam veterans
-Non-service-related health problems
-Number
-Effect on patient load Conv. No. 551-4 (cont.)
-World War I, World War II, Vietnam veterans
-Projections
-Hospital program
-Long term outlook
-Action
-Personnel
-Perception of treatment
-Pentagon Papers case
-Vietnam-era servicemen
-Perceptions
-Drug abuse
-Compared to anti-war protesters
-US military presence abroad
-Public attitude
-Vietnam veterans compared to World War II veterans
-Proposed treatment
-Jobs program
-Health care
-Long term program
-World War II veterans
-Vietnam veterans
-Public attitude
-The President’s conversation with [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
-Budget considerations
-Health care
-Projections
-World War I, World War II, Vietnam veterans
-Study
-Facilities
-VA’s role
-Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
-Elliot L. Richardson
-Dr. Merlin K. Duval
-Coordination
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-Loan program
-Direct loans
-Legislation pending
-Facilities
-Drug abuse issue
-Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe
-VA
-Coordination of effort Conv. No. 551-4 (cont.)
-Jaffe's role
-Facilities
-Building of new facilities
-Use of existing facilities
-Outpatient services
-Drug abuse
-Heroin
-Methadone program
-Statistics on addiction
-Jaffe's study
-Treatment
-Development of new methods of treatment
-Benefit to others
-General application
-Fort Worth facility
-Coordination
-Jaffe, DuVal
-Drug abuse treatment
-Arizona facility
-DuVal
-Vietnam, West Germany
-Re-entry of Vietnam veterans into labor market
-Former meeting with Shultz, James D. Hodgson
-Compared to World War II, Korean War
-Education
-Vietnam War
-Current situation
-Re-entry of veterans into civilian life
-Southern California program
-Forthcoming settlement of war
-Congress
-Teague
-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
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Gifts

Charles M. Teague et al. left at 11:48 am.




Conversation
Conv. No. 551-4
No.(cont.)
551-5

Date: July 29, 1971
Time: Unknown between 11:48 am and 11:50 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
Schedule
-Ambassador Agha Hilaly
-Martin C. (“Marty”) Anderson
-John D. Ehrlichman’s schedule

Bull left at 11:50 am.
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