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doing. He was very tactless with the Congress. He made no friends
with the public, through the public information media. And he
was altogether, I thought, a disaster.
Yet, he had this Job, to throttle everything. I think
that time will tell what results will be done under Marston, but
at least I felt it was a mission to see that he (Shannon) was
no longer there”, He's now gone to have a job at the National
Academy of Science as an advisor, which will not allow him to do
as much mischief as he could do at the National Institutes of Health.
As far as the appropriations for 1969 went, Senator Hill
got about 69 million dollars more for the National Institutes and
the National Mental Health Institute than what would have been in
the President's budget. But finally, in the very rough time during
the appropriations when everything, all the whole, appropriations
to be out 10 percent -- the bargain on the surcharge, yes --
we finally came out, for the first time in a long time, with
slightly less money than had been appropriated the year before.
The National Institutes of Health in '68 had a total
appropriation, including National Mental Health Institutes,
Community Mental Health Services, of one billion, 533 million.
In fiscal '69 we came out with one billion, 519 million.
So that's a drop by 12 million.
That would affect principally what area?
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