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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.
You say “we” -- did you --?
-- 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.
It seems Washington is a much more fertile area.
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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