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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • William E. Timmons
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • Stephen B. Bull
October 18, 1972
Conversation No. 803-1

Date: October 18, 1972
Time: 9:53 am - 10:07 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

The President's schedule
-Photographic session
-Forthcoming meeting with Masayoshi Ohira
-Forthcoming meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Trade agreement
-William P. Rogers, Peter G. Peterson
-Briefing

William E. Timmons and John D. Ehrlichman entered at 9:54 am.

Ziegler left at 9:54 am.

Congressional relations
-Forthcoming adjournment
-Debt limit
-Senate rejecting of spending limit
-House of Representatives
-John F. Byrnes, Wilbur D. Mills
-Possible result of conference
-Effect on adjournment
-The President’s possible action
-1972 election
-Treasury Department
-George P. Shultz
-Vetoes
-Political effect
-Water bill
-Reason for veto timing
-Override
-The President's role
-Joseph W. Martin, Jr.’s view
-Shultz
-1972 election
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Override
-Increase in taxes
-Clean water tax
-Timing
-Possible withholding of funds
-Briefing on spending limit and water bill veto
-News summary
-Increase in taxes
-Press coverage
-Timmons’s action
-Water bill
-The President's veto statement
-Reaction of Senators
-Veto override
-Senators
-Hugh Scott's response to Edmund S. Muskie
-The President’s message for Scott
-Adjournment
-Spending
-Personnel cuts
-Withholding of funds
-Federal personnel cuts
-Adjournment
-The President’s schedule
-Telephone call
- [Thomas] Hale Boggs
-Airplane crash
-Chances of survival
-Weather conditions in Alaska
-Adjournment
-Margaret Chase Smith's forthcoming telephone call to the President
-Scott's schedule
-Michael J. Mansfield
-Smith's view of Charles W. Colson
-Background
-1972 Maine Republican primary
- [Robert A.G. Monks]
-Control of Senate
-Smith, Jacob K. Javits
-Labor and Defense Committees
-Debt ceiling limit
-Amendment for extension of unemployment benefits
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Warren G. Magnuson
-Senator’s vote
-Water bill
-George S. McGovern
-Campaign activity
-Timmons’s comment to the press
-Environmentalist appeal on water bill issue
-Voting record
-Thomas F. Eagleton
-Tax increase
-Democratic National Convention
-Muskie
-Mandatory spending
-Presidential discretion
-John Hooker’s [?] telephone call to Timmons
-Tax increase
-Special interest groups
-Vetoes
-Timing
-News coverage
-Departments of Labor and Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
-Ehrlichman’s recent press conference
-The President's schedule
-The President’s schedule
-New York
-Social Security
-Higher taxes
-John B. Connally’s possible statement

Ehrlichman and Timmons left, and Stephen B. Bull entered at 10:06 am.

The President's schedule
-Forthcoming meeting with Foreign Minister Ohira
-Length
-Possible interruption
-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-William P. Rogers
-Meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev
-Briefing
Bull left at 10:07 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)
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