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Q:

All right, good. We'll do that the next time.

Lasker:

And then by that time, we'll know more about what's going to happen in the beautification field because the Conference on Natural Beauty will have taken place, and I'm going to see how much is really going to be spent by the federal government on beautifying the highways and on matching money for parks with cities and things likethat. We'll see the outgrowth of this thing.

Now, the President had a task force on natural beauty, which is something I didn't know when I went to see Mrs. Johnson last November and urged her to do something about beautification about cities and highways. Did you know that he had a task force on natural beauty and they made a report to him? An extremely good report on natural beauty.

Q:

Who was on it?

Lasker:

People I didn't know except for Kenneth Galbraith-- somebody called Harr and Farr and I think people at Harvard whom I'd never heard of. I think it was encouraged by Richard Goodwin, I think. But I'll get at who really started it and



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