Secret White House Tapes

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882–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Thelma C. Ryan "Pat" Nixon
  • Rose Mary Woods
  • UNKNOWN
  • Brent G. Scowcroft
March 17, 1973
Conversation No. 882-10

Date: March 17, 1973
Time: 12:28 pm - 12:47 pm
Location: Oval Office
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Conversation No. 882-10 (cont’d)


The President met with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon.


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Weather

Arrivals
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-Tricia Nixon Cox


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Oval Office
-Backscratcher from fifth century BC
-Rose Garden

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An unknown man and Woods entered at an unknown time after 12:28 pm.

Gifts
-Ashtray
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
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Conversation No. 882-10 (cont’d)


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:30 pm.

Memento
-Box

Telephone call
-Registration

Invitation
-[Unintelligible name]

Mr. and Mrs. William Warnock and Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft entered and Woods left at 12:30
pm. The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of
the meeting.

Mrs. Nixon’s birthday

Gifts [?]

Photograph session

Gifts
-Presentation
-Placement of gift to President

Weather

Warnock’s trip
-New York
-Washington, DC
-Philadelphia

Evening at the White House
-Entertainment
-Congress

Eamon de Valera's son
-Rory de Valera
-Georgetown University
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
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Conversation No. 882-10 (cont’d)



Gift to president

Birthdays
-Photograph
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon Cox

Dinner

Ireland [?]
-New government

Warnock and Scowcroft left; Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 12:37 pm.


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Gift
-Strawberry bowl

Mrs. Nixon’s purse

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Mrs. Nixon left at 12:37 pm.

Cambodia
-B-52s

John A. Scali's handling of United Nations [UN] post

Ziegler's press briefing
-Virginia H. Knauer
-Administration's policies on food prices
-Issues
-Prices
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2010)
Conversation No. 882-10 (cont’d)


-Watergate
-Prices
-Decline of issue
-Surplus
-Tariffs
-Stockpiles

Watergate
-Senate committee
-Separation of powers
-Executive privilege
-Richard G. Kleindienst
-Washington Post story
-Compromise
-President’s view
-John W. Dean, III

Railroad strike settlement
-Peter J. Brennan's statement
-Wages
-Press relations

Earl L. Butz
-Need for shift of focus from farmer to consumer
-Food prices
-Use of television [TV] time
-Farmers
-Productivity
-Increases in supply
-Impact on prices

Watergate
-Attention to issue
-Last Presidential press conference
-Impact on Press and Senate
-President's cooperation with Congress
-Press reports
-Positive tone
-Senate hearings
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2010)
Conversation No. 882-10 (cont’d)


-Press coverage
-Problems
-Campaign finances
-Democratic abuses

Henry Brandon's book
-William L. Safire's analysis
-Comments on Henry A. Kissinger, William P. Rogers, Melvin R. Laird
-Problems
-Kissinger
-Press relations
-Negative comments on Rogers, Laird
-Doubleday promotion of book
-Kissinger’s press relations
-Historical context
-Emotional reaction
-Conversations with Brandon

Ziegler left at 12:47 pm.
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