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there was a Democrat in the White House. But the management of the Park Service on the Washington level, the District level, has changed.

Q:

Your fountain is so beautiful.

Lasker:

Do you see it?

Q:

Oh yes, quite often. Quite often, I see it at night and it's lovely.

Lasker:

Well, it's not working now in winter, but --

Q:

Of course in the Spring in Rock Bark, it's just another world.

Lasker:

Isn't it beautiful? I think it's divine. But I think you need more tulips and more daffodils planted together. It's the same old skimping. But I'm not really going to try to do anything about it, because it's so hard to get cooperation. See, you can only do things if people want to do them. If they don't want to do what you're willing to finance, you can't do it.

Q:

Especially when you're not living there.

Lasker:

Yes, I'm not living there. And actually the city really looks very beautiful. There's very little that -- don't you think? So what I'm really working on now is the/Citizens For Treatment of High Blood Pressure Committee, and on how we can get the money dislodged and used, -- from that impounding of money for cancer and heart -- well, really from the Budget. just -- you know, he impounds the money and you can't get the money that's been voted.



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