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taking care of this.
Anna Rosenberg was visiting me in the country at my
farm in Amenia after the fateful defeat of the Democrats in '52,
when one Saturday, at the end of November, we decided we would
phone the President and ask him what was doing about the research
construction funds. She talked to him about other matters and
then brought the subject up again. He said he would take the
matter up, but nothing happened, and time wore on.
Anna had just returned from her trip around the world
inspecting Air Force bases as Assistant Secretary of Defense;
however, there was still time for the President to get something
in the budget, if he was determined. After this phone call to
the President late in November, Anna called on him again and
asked him what he had done with the budget on construction funds.
Truman said that Florence and I were the worst lobbyists he had
You didn't give up.
Never gave up.
This time he turned the matter over to David Stowe.
David was tired and harrassed and felt that the request for
40 million was unrealistic for construction, considering the
incoming Republican Administration. In fact, the day he started
talking with the Budget about it, he thought we should be lucky
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