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about her beautification plans, but nothing is so specific
that it's worth mentioning.
The only specific thing actually then is the proposal
before Congress to make it mandatory that three percent of
the federal funds should be spent for highways.
But I'm sorry to say that I forgot to tell you that
the President has also sent a bill prohibiting junkyards on
the side of public highways and prohibiting billboards any
place nearer than a thousand feet from a federal highway
and in fact any place except in commercial districts of cities.
I wish he'd just prevent billboards period, but this is a
tremendous advance if the bill passes, don't you agree?
Does it have a good chance?
I don't know. Every other piece of Johnson legislation
seems to be passing because he has such overwhelming support
in Congress at the present moment. Those three pieces of
legislation are before the Congress.
I did talk to Mrs. Johnson about the fact that we needed
to get money for the District of Columbia to do the things that
are necessary to plant simple plantings around the schools after
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