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Chet Bowles, who had just been elected
Governor of Connecticut and who was
enjoying himself tremendously.
The next day we also went to a reception at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Davies.
(She is now Mrs. Herbert May.)
Was it that Tregaron?
I remember that there were wonderful sprays of
orchids in the house and that it was all
extremely grand and well done. Mrs.
Davies and Joe Davies, who had been born
in Watertown, Wisconsin, and whom I had
known as a child, were charming, and we
stayed late to visit with. The next day
I went to visit Senators Murray and
Pepper and asked them to introduce a
National Arthritis and Rheumatism bill,
S-2591. I asked Congressman Percy
Priest, who was on the Interstate and
Foreign Commerce Committee, Frank Keefe
and Jack Javits of New York, to
introduce it in the House. And Florence
Mahoney asked George Smathers, who was
then in the House, to introduce it.
This bill was the same as the National Heart
Institute Act and provided for research,
training, teaching, construction of
research facilities and control grants.
Hearings were held on the bill in the
spring and on similar bills which had
been introduce for multiple sclerosis,
cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Now, we
had nothing whatever to do about these
multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and
epilepsy bills, but they had been
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