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was quite surprised that there was any problem and gave no constructive suggestions, however. Anna Rosenberg had been to visit him and he had promised her to speak to John McCormick, who in turn spoke to Fogarty. All this did no good, however, and Fogarty continued to be adamant in conversations with Hill.


What reasons was he giving at this time? Did he give any?


He gave no reasons. He was just opposed. He's one of these people, who, when he expresses opposition, is silent.

Hill couldn't imagine what was the matter and I thought that I certainly ought to be able to fix it up in some way and I was very puzzled and didn't know what to do.

Florence, in the meantime, was terribly distressed by the unsympathetic and unrealistic attitude of Fogarty and told the story to Drew Pearson, who wrote several articles on the subject, which caused an enormous amount of comment, as you can imagine. But it didn't change Fogarty at all. Fogarty was sulking and the rest of his committee were lined up with him.

I went to see Lanham and Fernandez and the American Cancer Society and Cerebral Palsy and various other people got in touch with them, but they could n't get himto give an inch.

The committee had evidently agreed to let him do whatever he wanted to do in conference. Of course, they were delighted

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