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parade, especially 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.)


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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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