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Q:

I'll add it.

LASKER:

Yes. I did go, and took pictures of the plantings we have on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue and the U.N., and examples of what individuals have done, and showed them at the luncheon last Friday, the 5th of February. Maureen Newburger was there, and Mrs. Newbold Noyes, Mrs. James Rowe, who is president of the Washington Planning Board, the over-all planning of Washington, the National Capital Planning Commission. She's the chairman. And a number of other very intelligent women were there, including women from the press, and a number of photographs were taken of Mrs. Johnson and me holding the photographs, and there have been some news releases which you may have seen. This story from the Christian Science Monitor which you just gave me, you keep it and put it in our archives.

I'm sure it was Mrs. Johnson's influence that persuaded the President to talk about beautification of the country, and he's going to call a conference on the conservation of natural beauty in May, with Mr. Laurence Rockefeller as chairman.

Q:

This is the White House Conference?

LASKER:

Yes.

Q:

Are you a member of that Conference?



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