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It's an awesome precedent. But this is a matter of life and
death, and they finally saw it.
Now, I realize that they were not any of them getting too interested
that masses of people were interested in thik and they were going at it
very slowly. So we ran ads in all our districts.
Your selected districts.
Yes, quoting the column of Ann Landers and asking people to
telephone or wire.
This was done under the aegis of what byline?
This was under the aegis of the Citizens Committee for the
Conquest of Cancer, and the Cancer Society, which hand't been able to get
a line of its point of view into any New York or Washington paper, also
ran an ad, paid for largely by me personally, and -- to state its
position on the Senate bill.
In the same areas?
No, just in the NEW YORK TIMES and two Washington papers.
Well, this absolutely shocked the people in the House because
they'd never had ads before and people were calling from their districts
and sending telegrams and that and it caused quite a little commotion.
In fact they decided that they could make a few modifications after
they's had a few telephone calls from people who said, “I don't want
to speak to his assistant, I want to speak to him, I'm a voter in
his district,” you know.
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