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Well, it was a piece of great good fortune, because without
this we could just never have managed it. But then even so -- what?
What other means?
Even so -- this was the only passive -- we did, through Dr.
Garb who was a member of our citizens committee for conquest of cancer,
did notify people in the cancer societies all around the country of the
problem about the bill, and he did notify other people who have been
helpful to us in the past, but if he'd delivered a few hundred letters
to each Senator it would be remarkable. I'm sure some of the work that he
did was useful, but nothing like this overwhelming business of Ann
In cases like that, it isn't possible to activate the various chapters
of the cancer societies throughout the country?
Well, you would think so, but the national office is controlled
by the comptroller of the Cancer Society who was against it, fixed it
so that it was very difficult to get any action.
I know how enthusiastic some of these women are who serve in
Washington, for instance. I know people in that chapter.
Yes, but they weren't activated by their own central office in
any dynamic way. They just didn't get going really, you know.
You're the honorary chairman, aren't you?
Yes, but that doesn't matter. You saw this Mr. McGrail tried to
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