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Lasker:

No, Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Krim he vebeen on it.

Q:

You are on it, and at this meeting in March, tell me about that were they all in attendance?

Lasker:

It was a three day -xx meeting; most of them were in attendance most of the time.

Q:

Tell me about the March meeting.

Lasker:

It was interesting to see how the various people behaved. The main thing that happened was that Elmer Boost decided that there had to be a new head of the institute, and he pressed me on who It should be. I had had a very favorable impression of Frank Rauscher as a result of praise for him from Sidney Fabber, and so I suggested to Bobst a that he ask the White House to send Rauseher to see him, under the guise of wanting to ask him something about vorology on which Rauacher's an expert, and he did this. He was delighted with Rauscher's enterprise and good sense, and he urged Benno Schmidt to see him, and Benno Schmidt equally liked him, and so they both urged the President to appoint him head of the institute in Baker's place. Now, he really is a person who gives me great hope. He has a terrible lot to do and the atmosphere in which he lives is full of bureauoracy and do-nothingism, or if you do it, doit slowly, but he himself is a dynamic man of good will who is also bright.

Q:

Had Dr. Baker's term expired?

Lasker:

No, no, he was just removed and made a temporary assistant to



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