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just went right ahead, dug them up.
What about the tree program elsewhere in New York City, Manhattan?
You were once involved in that.
Well, I have a little more hope now that Mr. Clurnesu is
in and Mr. Hecksher is out -- Richard clurman was a TIME Inc. executive.
He's the new Park Commissioner, and he sounds as if he's going to
stand for less nonsense and better maintenance and a little more good
looks as far as the city goes. But it won't amount to much unless he
gets more money. I think he will get a little more money. Whether
it will be enough to make a real dent on the city or not, I don't know.
But I have hopes.
Does your interest still continue in the beautification of Washington?
Well, it does, but I don't know what to do because I can't
seem to work with the present head of the District of Parks, National
Park Service. Anything I suggest he doesn't do, even if I'm willing
to pay for it, so I'm not going to do anything about that until I
can get a new friend in the White House.
How did this impassed come about?
I think it's because they think that youshould give them
the money and they should decide what to do, and I want to say,
I'd like to see this done and here's the money for it. They have,
you know, no ideas or imagination at all. I think some how or
other, as I'm a Democrat, I'm not as interesting as I used to be when
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