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Lasker:

Oh, somebody in the City Club. There are paid fund raisers that arrange these dinners. Somebody must have given them the idea. I made a that speech which was a our pr on clear. On the 23rd of November I gave a reception.

Q:

Tell me about the Eyeth dinner.

Lasker:

Oh, the Wyeth dinner was very charming. There was an exhibit of Wyeth's paintings in the East Room of the White House. I thanked Mr. Nixon for giving the additional money for cancer research which brought the total money up to about 200 million dollars for the Cancer Institute. He said, “Oh Balest 90th after me on that.” Now we have about 230, but he may withhold the additional money voted by the Senate. He and his wife were very cordial. It was an extremely pleasant evening. The whole Wyeth family was there. It was very very vagreeable.

Q:

Are the Nixons interested in art?

Lasker:

Oh, I don't know that they're terribly interested in art but they seem to be interested in Wyeth. Wyeth is an easy artist to be interested in. He's a charming artist and I think appeals to a wide range of people, don't you?

Q:

Oh, yes. He's Americana.

Lasker:

Yes.

Q:

You were about to tell me about your party.



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