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States. I still don't believe it's perfect, even in Puerto
But that says something, doesn't it? In a country lie that?
Well, it shows the influence of an individual powerful personality talking to another
powerful personality; in other words, President Roosevelt and the Bishop of Puerto Rico.
I tried to say something about what an adequate child spacing program would do for the
country, meaning the United States, but the conversation drifted off to other things, such
as the sanatarium the President had just discovered in California for the use of the Navy.
Anything about the Navy was fascinating to him.
We left the President and went off to a meeting of women to hear about the Office of
Civilian Defense. It was uninspiring, although Mrs. Roosevelt was a dear as usual.
What about Mrs. Rosenberg's interest in this subject?
Well, Mrs. Rosenberg was interested and willing to help me, but she never took any active
interest herself, directly.
The next day Mrs. Roosevelt had some ladies in for lunch, including Mrs. Henry
Morgenthau, and I had a pleasant talk with her about Mrs. Sanger, who was a neighbor of
hers in the country.
Mrs. Roosevelt had made an appointment for me to talk to the Secretary of Labor, Miss
Frances Perkins. I wanted to ask
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