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there's a great need to take a fresh look by a group of people saying what the deficits in the field are, and examining what the possibilities might be to expedite research in the areas, because the Councils don't do anything in the line of policy; they only pass on grants that have come in to the Council and there can be huge deficit areas and the Councils aren't even going to know it, because by the time you've looked at 2,000 applications, you're not in the condition to make any general recommendations. But this is an area I have not yet been successful in.

Q:

And, of course, there has been at least one suggestion that I've read about in the press on the part of Senator Javits that such a thing...

Lasker:

Keating. But of course all Democrats must divert their faces from any suggestions made only by a Republican Senator. I was all for pushing this but that would have annoyed Senator Hill very much, if I had taken any steps on anything initiated by Senator Keating, and, of course, I couldn't annoy Senator Hill, no matter how sensible somebody else's ideas might be.

Q:

But it is in the air, and this should help eventually tol...

Lasker:

Well, Keating isn't really driving himself crazy about it; it's a suggestion of a rabbi in Long Island and some people



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