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doing two blocks on Park Avenue. The Park Service here has been so poorly financed and so indifferent that they haven't planted tulips this year in their accustomed center strips on Park Avenue. So Mrs. Cerf and Mrs. Rodgers are going to do four blocks, which ought to help.

Q:

You say “we” -- did you --?

Lasker:

-- yes, I interested Mrs. Cerf in it, and I think Mrs. Cerf interested Mrs. Rodgers. I think this will go forward for spring. But -- and the Mayor has put the money for about 5000 trees in the budget, which is not enough to make much showing. It'11 Just about take care of the trees that were rined by the recent snowstorm. But now that I've -- I still have several things that I'd like to do in Washington, but I should really turn my attention to New York, but it's very frustrating in New York because there's nobody that really cares here that has any competence, to do any thing. Hecksher is not really a park man, you know? And the people around him are not imaginative and are not pleasant or fun to work with.

Q:

It seems Washington is a much more fertile area.

Lasker:

Oh, much: much more. Well, that's about all I can think of, at this present moment. I think if I looked through my dates, I'd



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