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Interview #15, 2nd series
Mrs. L, it's almost precisely a year since you recounted
your activities, especially in Washington.
Where were we?
The last time was on Beekman Place in New York, the 22nd of
July was the last time, and this is the 19th, so it's almost
a year. There's a lot to catch up on. You can start by
continuing the story of the cancer appropriation.
Well, after we got $660 million in the House, I realized
that we had to work on Magnuson to see if we couldn't do some
better. We went to see Magnuson, he being chairman of the Senate
Sub-committee on Appropriations for HEW. So he said well, he
didn't know just how much more they could give but of course
they would try to develop it. He was quite unspecific.
But sympathetic. But I realized that we really needed
a little outside help, outside the committee, to get anything
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