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Lasker:

Oh, I think it's very damaging to the President, very damaging.

Well, I gave a reception for (Senator) Claiborne Pell this June. Claiborne Pell is on the Senate Sub-Committee on Health Legislation.

Q:

I see. You've known him for some time.

Lasker:

I've helped him for some time, and he sometimes helps on pieces of legislation where we need more support than what we might get from Kennedy and Javits, where we need somebody else to push it. He helped a little bit on some high blood pressure legislation that we were trying to get more money for the states on a capitation basis, so that they'd have more money to establish clinics and screening efforts in states. I really think this --

Q:

You also gave a reception for Bob Wagner, Jr.?

Lasker:

Yes. Well, that was really at the behest of his father and stepmother, and he I think is an able boy and I'm sorry that he didn't win. I think that's really a very long-winded --

Q:

Are you optimistic about the new appointment of Mrs. Wagner?

Lasker:

What appointment has she got?

Q:

To improve the aesthetic picture in the transportation system of the city. The subways and buses.

Lasker:

Well, if anybody can do it, she can. She's amazingly energetic, has good taste. She's got the backing of her husband. It will be amazing if -- and she probably can do something. If



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