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Q:

Do they go in this fall?

Lasker:

Yes, and I've given some dogwoods, but I'm planning to give another hundred or maybe 150 more to decorate the key bridge which is an entrance to Georgetown from Virginia, which is opposite to Mrs. Mahoney's house and also happens to be a major exit and entrance to the capital. Those are the three things I've given. I'm also planning to pay for a booklet which will show before and after--photographs of befores and dream sketches of afters of various parts of the city.

Q:

Where are the azaleas along Pennsylvania Avenue?

Lasker:

They're all the way from Pershing Square to the area dominated by the capital architect, Mr. Stewart, who does not wish any azaleas or anything else planted in his dominion, which is directly around the capitol itself, within about two blocks of the capitol in every direction. Mr. Stewart is in charge, and the National Park Service can't do anything with Mr. Stewart, and Mrs. Johnson hasn't even tried--he sounds so impossible. I think that's about that. I think I've got it all out without doing it fairly well. Then I'll take a swim and we can talk about Bob Kennedy's campaign and the Princess Lillienne and the bill for cancer, heart and stroke. How's that? And characterize friends and allies. (break in tape)



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