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Well, of course, no Council had ever been asked
for any advice at all by Mrs. Hobby or
anybody else in the Public Health
Are they never used as advisory groups?
No, they're just used as advisers on whether one
project is better than another project,
or whether one project should be
accepted, if there is money for it.
Well, the minute she said this I got in touch
with all the key people on the different
Councils and I said, “Did you hear Mrs.
Hobby? Well, this is what she said. So,
now your Council must meet and advise
her on what is necessary for the
Well, as we did have some friends on the
Councils, not too many but some, they
got very busy and they did indeed advise
her, and of course the funds were much
larger than anything they had ever
thought of possibly. James Adams was
very active in pushing the Councils to
vote officially citizens' budgets, what
we call citizens' budgets, which we had
presented at the Congressional hearings
during the spring of '55, in other
words, for fiscal '56. It must have been
late in October of '55.
These resolutions were presented to the Surgeon
General, who in turn was to give them to
Mrs. Hobby, which I imagine he did at
the end of November. Naturally, Mrs.
Hobby paid no
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