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the delegates to the conference, and he praised the objectives
of the conference and told of his own real interest in the
beautification of the whole country and complimented Lawrence
Rockefeller for his dedication in this area.
Is Rockefeller really very effective...?
Is very very interested in conservation, especially
interested in conservation of forest lands and of seacoast and
of natural beauty. My interest in this conference was especially
in the planning of highways. Many highways in states built with
federal funds have not had any landscaping at all, as you may
have noticed. You may have noticed that the New Jersey Turnpike
is totally devoid of it. In the State of Illinois the big
highways are not planted, and I'm sure in many other states.
Well, the President has sent a bill to Congress asking to
change the word that three per cent of the total funds for
federal-state highways may be used for highways to the word
“must” be used for landscaping. Now, if this is done, at least
some trees will be finally planted and some showbbery will
finally be planted in these awful stretches of highway
which now are just the triumphs of engineers but landscapers
have never had a hand in them in many states. Isn't this true?
It is true. Will it be possible for some of the funds to be
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