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Q:

How far south did you go!

Lasker:

We went below Alexandria, a little bit below Alexandria.

Q:

Not as far as Mount Vernon.

Lasker:

Not as far as Mount Vernon. Mrs. Johnson asked me to come and spend the night with her--I think it was that night of the 19th--possibly the 20th; and when I got there, I found Barbara Ward, Lady Jackson, the British economist, who had been one of the editors of the London Economist, there; and also... No, wait a minute; I'm beyond myself. The trip on the Sequoia was just a thing unto itself, but the conference on natural beauty took place shortly thereafter on May 24th or 25th. Over the week-end, there was a President's Club dance in New York City at the Waldorf. The President's Club is a club of people who are ardent Democrats, all willing to pay a thousand dollars apiece for tickets to either dine or dance at a party that's given in honor of the President. It was started under the Kennedy regime, and it was carried on this year by Arthur Krim, who was the first head of it in New York City with Anna Rosenberg Hoffman. And his idea was that



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