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Federal Government wants to know is how they spend it.
Are the Mennings a man of a very independent turn of mind?
Does this have any bearing on it?
Yes, they are of a very independent turn of mind, but
also you have to tell private people from whom you get money
how you spend it and what you want to do with money, and it
is a lot of work to go out and raise money. And Bill Menninger
has done that very industriously and actually could
have gotten much more money much faster if he had put the
same effort on the Federal Government.
Well, in any case, Florence Mahoney and Mary Switzer
met the Menningers through me and both of them have been extremely
helpful to them in various ways.
However, what I say about the Menningers is just a personal
observation which doesn't take anything away from their dedication
and energy in the field of psychiatry and I wish there were
a hundred more men like them, with their intelligence and drive
Mrs. Lasker, the publicity attendant upon the Menninger Clinic
has been very good on the whole, it seems to me. Has this not
been useful in itself in spreading the idea of help through
psychiatry and making it a very acceptable technique to the
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