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There was a real blockade, in other words.
A real blockade. So I was tempted to think about something
else. I read the book that I referred to previously, by Mr.
Gray--I think that's his name--in Palm Beach in the spring of 1944,
and in March of '44 Albert and I visited Dan and Florence
Mahoney in Miami Beach at their home for three or four weeks.
Do you want to say something about the Mahoneys?
Yes. Well, Mr. Mahoney was a charming man, who's the
publisher of the Miami News, and public-spirited, and his wife
was also public spirited and much more interested in health
problems than he was at that time. She became a great friend of
mine after this visit, and we talked a great deal about how to
get Planned Parenthood clinics expanded and about other medical
problems. She was used to politicians, since her husband's
father-in-law--in other words, Dan Mahoney had been married, the
first time, to the daughter of Governor Cox, who ran for
President in 1922, and Florence Mahoney became accustomed to
politicians and became used to talking to governors and senators
and everybody in political life. So, she didn't see any problem
about going to see a governor in a state house about any health
problem or going to see people in Washington for that matter.
She encouraged me a great deal about doing something,
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