Natural Resources: Beauty, Beauty Everywhere

None of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society inaugural promises produced such a glad commotion as his declaration that natural beauty should replace man-made ugliness in America.

Hundreds of letters have poured into the White House from garden-club la dies, Sunday drivers, bird watchers, country editors, city mayors, and all manner of green-thumb lobbyists. Residents of Wayland, Mass., held an art show to dramatize the need for cleaning up the town dump. Missouri's Governor Warren Hearnes offered prizes for the best dogwood-redbud plantings in a statewide prettification program.

United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther...

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