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because I was sick it didn't . I was really just not well enough to
get it going. Then, after Christmas, I assembled -- I went to
California in February and I assembled the facts, and I'll give you
the material, and I just said I would lobby myself. I just decided
that it was too hard to get the different heads of the institutes
and the sub-committee together and have an effective meeting.
They're too many people that would have had to speak and I couldn't
be sure that the sub-committee, even three or four of them, would
come to one meeting, much less two or three meetings, which this
would have taken. They're not serious enough about it. You know?
How many are there on the sub-committee?
On the House side, there are about eleven.
Well, I can see what your difficulties are, getting eleven
Congressmen together for any series of meetings.
And I had hoped that Roybal would take some initiative
himself, but, you know, he's a man, a nice man, but not anyone with
any great scope or energy, you know.
Do you have any relationship with him? I mean, any --?
Well, I've supported him, but I haven't -- for his campaign
in a modest way, but I don't feel I have any relationship and I think
he really doesn't understand me at all. He's really puzzled, and
he doesn't -- you see, it was always Mahon [Congressman George H.
Mahon of Texas], and Mahon told me this, the Chairman of the full
committee, it was his determination to put people on the committee
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