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result of Lem's visit to Rome and the maneuvers on the
part of Becker and my pressure on a friend of mine in the
foreign section of the Italian government, we've gotten
a diplomatic note which is tantamount to a good pledge that
they will give the marble and very soon. It's $660,000
in their money and it represents about a million one in
We've also pledges from Denmark, Japan, Germany,
Norway and Ireland.
Are these cash gifts?
No, Denmark is going to give some furniture for
around $150,000. Japan is going to give a curtain for one
of the theaters. It represents about $70,000. Germany is
giving some bronze doors, and Norway is giving something else.
Ireland is giving a crystal chandelier for about $35,000.
Then when we were absolutely in despair about a few
months ago, a company that provides food for big business
organizations called the Automatic Canteen Company came into
the office and offered $1,200,000 for the right and privilege
to provide the food for the various restaurants in the center;
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