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And I'm going to another board meeting next week, in Dallas. Iwas chairman of a Burlington House award for home decoration, which was really a promotion for Burlington House, but it tends to emphasize good taste in decorations of houses in all categories and classes. I've done this -- it's very little work, I must say -- for three years, and I found Burlington House asked Mrs. Johnson to succeed me and they're giving awards in gardens to, in honor of Mrs. Johnson, so we hope that there'll be some visibility to improving the home and garden environments of people in the United States. Actually it gould be done on a much faster scale, and Mrs. Johnson could make a great deal of this. Really, it's very much spotlighting the need to have taste in the home, need to have pleasure in designing your gardens well.

Q:

She could give this whole thing a great fillip, because of her stature. Do you think she's likely to become involved in this kind of thing now?

Lasker:

Well, I don't know, she said she'd do this for a couple of years. It isn't a lot of work for her. It's the kind of thing that she's interested in anyway.

Q:

What about beautifying the city of New York?

Lasker:

Well, ll've been, you know I gave 80,000 tuips to them three years ago to be planted on Park Avenue, and they were dug up in March before they bloomed by the City Park Department, although they solicited me to get the tulip buls they forgot about it and dug them up before



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