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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.
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?
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.
What about beautifying the city of New York?
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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