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And I think Justine Polier, who was then a judge of the Domestic
Relations Court. We talked with Justine. We talked with a number of
people, you know, trying to get support. And I think it was Justine
Polier and Moran Weston, who was a Protestant Episcopal minister
atSt. Philip's Church (he was not at St. Philip's Church at that time)
who knew Max Ascoli. These two people independently brought what we
were doing to the attention of Marian Ascoli, and she sent a number
of her friends and advisors to look at what we weredoing, and finally
decided to support us.
We developed a board of directors and what not, and she was
chairman of the board for many, many years, and was our prime supporter,
until something happened that led to her withdrawal of support.
Would you care to go into that?
Yes, I'd care to go into it, if I get a cigar ette. Yes--
Yes, Marian was an extraordinary person. She believed in what
we were doing. She not only supported it personally, but got many of
her friends to support Northside and helped us to grow, you know,
and put down roots. Marian's contribution was to provide us with
solidity and continuity that's essential for a functioning agency.
She also felt that the type of agency that she wanted Northside
to be would have to be one that was pretty much dominanted by the
psychiatrists -- the psychiatric medical approach to child guidance
services. The laws, by the way, or the rules and regulations tended to
support this approach.
One of the things that became clear to Mamie and me within the
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