Wednesday, April 14, 1971 - 8:13pm - 8:14pm
Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger
White House Telephone


President Nixon: Oh, Henry—

Henry Kissinger: Mr. President?

President Nixon: One thing I forgot to mention was that the, uh, you know, the Dow went over — went to 932 today, so that's . . .

Kissinger: Oh, isn't that . . .

President Nixon: That's, uh, well it's a good thing, it's, that means it's 300 points now, what it, before the low, but also it's now, it's above what it was when we came into office, see? It was 930 when we came into office.

Kissinger: Oh, really?

President Nixon: January 20th, that's right. So, it's come a long way and I think you ought to get your friend Howard Stein1 on the phone.

Kissinger: I'll call him tomorrow.

President Nixon: Yeah, and just say, “Now look here, Howard, things are moving,” and, uh, just cause he talks to a lot of people. K?

Kissinger: Oh, yes. I'll call him tomorrow —

President Nixon: Fine

Kissinger: — Mr. President.

President Nixon: All right.

Kissinger: All right.


1 Howard Stein, head of Dreyfus Corp., was a Democratic fundraiser on Nixon's enemies list. (↑)

Original tape courtesy of the Nixon Library. This transcript is a working draft. Please let us know if you find important errors.