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people who are big executives in the Federal government are
at all visual-minded, or know anything about the importance of
color. It's got to be in the hands of people who care and who
are willing to do something.
In three weeks, we're supposed to have some
plans from architects. When I see what the plans are, I'll try
to make a gift of some kind that will count, or begin to do
something, where it will show. It will cost more than I have to
give, to make a really big splash.
One place where it would show beautifully is
that piece of triangular ground across from the Willard Hotel.
Oh, yes. There are so many small blank spaces
that, if they were planted with a combination of small evergreens
and a variety of azaleas, it would be absolutely enchanting. The
evergreens alone are very decorative. It really just requires
good and thoughtful design. The evergreens look well in the
winter when the other things aren't in blom.
Mrs. Johnson's own enthusiasm is so great that
I really feel that she's doing this from the heart. And when
people do things from the heart and have her strategic position,
something happens. So I have great hopes.
Well, that's more or less that, I think.
I saw Richard Goodwin the next day, and he's
warmly in favor of Raymond Loewy doing a survey of the various
Federal agencies to find out what can be done. He said that
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