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been the picture of health and energy all these years. He is very knowledgeable.

Q:

Yes, he is.

Lasker:

Now in the beautification world I haven't done very much, but I've tried. I don't know if you saw the tulips on Park Avenue this spring.

Q:

I saw the tulips, and I've also seen. . .

Lasker:

Well, we've planted 22,000 tulips on Park Avenue, and we've given 11,000 red begonias to Park Avenue just now.

Q:

You say “we”, You have, have you not?

Lasker:

Yes, and I planted 25 callery pear trees on Park Avenue. I think all but four callery pears have died and haven't been removed; even though I've taken the man that planted them to show him where they are, they haven't got them out of the ground yet. I tell you these things are very frustrating.

Q:

Does this imply a lack of cooperation on the part of the City?

Lasker:

No, this isn't the City. This is the man that I paid to do this planting who hasn't taken the dead trees out. He is probably waiting and thinks he is going



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