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60, 70 thousand dollars on the outside.

Q:

So it's a sacrifice in one sense if they join up.

Lasker:

Yes. Weinberger was very agreeable, but suggested that we go to see Simon, Secretary of the Treasury. Simon would have to be agreeable to this. Jones wasn't particularly anxious to see Simon that day and I don't know just how it will all turn out.

Q:

When was this?

Lasker:

This was about three weeks ago, in June.

Miss McDonough wished me to say that the French ambassador, Mr. Kosciusro-Morizet gave a lovely dinner with his wife at the French embassy and invited people suggested to him by Mr. and Mrs. Blair, such as the majority leader of the House, neill numerous Senators like Senator Percy, Senator Hollings and their wives, and Congressman Rogers, Congressman Symington, and some -- my sister and a number of -- Miss Lambert and Mr. and Mrs. Blair, and Dr. and Mrs. Cooper and various friends, to give me the medal of officer of the French Legion of Honor, which was really very sweet. This was done in relation to my interest in Versailles.

Q:

Naturally, I wondered when this would come up.

Lasker:

You did. Well, it already happened. It was very very pleasant and agreeable, and also --

Q:

Did it come as a surprise to you?



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