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60 to 100 newspapermen for nine months before that's it's very interesting that Harrison Salisbury was the only one who was there to find out what he felt two days after the election.

Q:

I would imagine that Salisbury felt a great personal affinity with Stevenson.

Lasker:

Yes. I remember that we went to Mill Road Farm on a very cold, snowy day and it was in a mess because people had built houses along the golf course and the whole place was not as it had been when Albert lived there. The bones of it were very much the same, but it was dreary, old, and obviously the estate was being lived on by many families instead of just by one.

Q:

It was then owned by the University of Chicago?

Lasker:

They had sold it as a sort of a real-estate development.

Q:

That must have been another and aspect of your trip.

Lasker:

Oh, it was very sad.

Well, we returned to New York and time passed. I suppose I supported a lot of people in '58 for the Senate. In '58, among other people, I supported for the Senate Senator Chavez, MacFarlane, Claude Pepper, Stuart Symington, Clare Engle of California, Thye of Minnesota--he was a Republican but had always helped us with appropriations for medical research--Mike



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