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Isn't that sort of a new endeavor for the Red Cross?
It is a new endeavor, yes, but it's a wonderful
endeavor, because it would save more lives than were lost
in Vietnam, and may add more lives than were lost in the World
War in the end, you know. And I think eventually there's
no doubt that we will get them interested in doing more.
Now, Howard Rusk was --
Howard Rusk was very important.
Is he still active?
Yes, he was on the Ad Council. He was chairman of
the Ad Council, the Advisory Committee on Health Problems.
And he, of course, was enthusiastic about this and extremely
I think that's the blood pressure story pretty much.
In a legislative area, on a federal level, I lobbied
all spring to get more money for cancer and heart appropriations.
What is the status of that?
The status of it is that we got thirty million more
in the House and, let me see, about --
This is the HEW appropriation?
Yes. This is for the Cancer Institute, about thirty
million more in the House, and another sixty-three million
dollars over the Budget in the Senate, and we'll undoubtedly
come out of conference with something like maybe, I hope
fifty million dollars more, because they always make a compromise
with the House. You never get what the Senate votes, never.
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