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792–4
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • Clark MacGregor
  • Robert J. Dole
  • Bryce N. Harlow
  • John N. Mitchell
  • John F. Evans
October 5, 1972
Conversation No. 792-4

Date: October 5, 1972
Time: 3:04 pm - 4:53 pm
Location: Oval Office
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Clark MacGregor, Robert
J. Dole, Bryce N. Harlow, and John N. Mitchell; the White House photographer was present at
the beginning of the meeting.

Greetings

The President's recent press conference
-Question and answer [Q&A] session

Seating arrangements

[Photograph session]

Consumer Protection Agency
-Senate filibuster
-Cloture vote
-Jacob K. Javits
-Charls H. Percy
-Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO]
-Welfare
Welfare bill
-Timing
-Medicaid
-Edward M. Kennedy

Congressional schedule
-Senate
-Michael J. Mansfield
-House of Representatives
-Six day rule
-Suspensions


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1h 14m 33s ]
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Tape Subject Log
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The President’s position on issues
-The President’s forthcoming radio speeches
-Amnesty
-Busing
-Defense cuts
-Government spending
-Taxes
-Government reorganization
-Health
-Arms control
-Welfare
-Rolls
-Cost
-Property taxes
-Prices
-Controls
-Cost of living
-Unemployment
-Taxes
-Congressional messages
-George S. McGovern's stands
-Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP]
-Polls
-Issues
-Robert Teeter’s views
-Amnesty
-Busing
-Abortion
-Marijuana
-George H. Gallup’s views
-Louis P. Harris’s views
-Amnesty
-McGovern
-Possible advertisment
-Vietnam veteran
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-Average voter
-The president’s view compared to McGovern’s
-Youth vote
-Youth vote
-Abortion
-Busing
-Michigan
-Welfare
-House Resolution [HR] 1
-Prospects
-Pilot programs
-Defense
-California
-Budget cuts
-Soviet Union
-South Vietnam
-Nguyen Van Thieu
-Communist government
-Defense
-Jobs in defense industries
-Melvin K. Laird
-The President’s view
-Soviet Union
-Laird’s efforts
-Arms control
-Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction [MBFR]
-Soviet Union
-People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-US allies
-Israel
-US capabilities
-McGovern
-McGovern
-Communism
-Barry M. Goldwater
-Vietnam
-The President’s October 9, 1968 speech
-McGovern’s forthcoming speech
-McGovern
-Response
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Tape Subject Log
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-Attack mode
-Charles W. Colson
-Corruption charges
-Foreign policy speech
-Cleveland
-Response
-Attack mode
-William P. Rogers
-Corruption charge
-Earl L. Butz
-Defense
-Amnesty
-Defense
-Welfare
-Government spending
-Taxes
-Press relations
-Law and order, crime, marijuana
-McGovern
-Ehrlichman’s previous conversation with an unknown
person
-Defense mode
-Position papers
-Farm policy
-Foreign policy
-Speech, October 5, 1972
-Corruption charges
-Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
-Foreign policy speech
-Response
-Rogers
-United Nations [UN]
-Laird
-Attacks on significant initiatives of the President
-Timing
-Vietnam
-South Vietnam
-Communist government
-Debate
-Frank F. Mankiewicz
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Tape Subject Log
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-Press relations
-Handling of techniques compared to views
-James B. (“Scotty”) Reston
-Mary McGrory
-Thomas W. Braden
-Thomas Grey (“Tom”) Wicker
-Eastern Establishment, White house press corps views
-Defense cuts
-Amnesty
-Vietnam
-Welfare
-Busing
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-1972 election
-McGovern
-Rejection of views
-The New York Times
-The Washington Post
-Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
-National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
-American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
-Concern
-Separation of concepts from candidate
-Liberal establishment
-Thomas F. Eagleton
-Recent speech to United Press International [UPI] editors
-Television [TV]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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[Duration: 1m 9s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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Tape Subject Log
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:04 pm.

The President's schedule

Bull left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm.

Campaign practices
-Response to McGovern's style and charges
-Jerome R. Waldie
-The President’s speeches to editors
-McGovern and staff
-Harlow’s view
-Standing in the polls
-Speech to UPI editors

James D. Hodgson, Donald E. Johnson and John F. Evans entered at 4:44 pm.

Greetings

Veterans education bill
-Monthly benefits
-Amount
-Olin E. (“Tiger”) Teague
-Vance Hartke
-Vietnam veterans
-Veteran’s organizations

Haldeman, Ehrlichman, MacGregor, Dole, Harlow, and Mitchell left at 4:46 pm. Hodgson,
Johnson, and Evans remained; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the
meeting.

Veterans education bill
-Monthly benefits
-Amount
-Clarence E. Miller
-Role

[Photograph session]
-Left handed people
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Veterans education bill
-Edward R.F. Cox
-Veterans
-College campuses
-Medical care

Unemployment rate
-Veterans
-Numbers
-American industry
-“Belt tightening”
-Productivity

Vietnam War era veterans
-Numbers at work
-Age group
-Goals
-Reserves
-Manpower Authorization Voucher [MAV]
-School

1972 campaign
-Hodgson’s recent meeting with labor leaders
-Michigan
-McGovern
-American Association of Junior Colleges
-Fred Schwengel
-The President’s view
-University, Iowa City
-Abraham Lincoln
-Recent speech
-Lincoln
-Comparison to the President

Weather
-The President’s schedule
-Camp David

Possible Cabinet meeting
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Hodgson, Johnson, and Evans left at 4:53 pm.
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