THE PRESIDENCY: Death of an Aged Monarch

While the French were cheering Jimmy Carter atong the Champs-Elysees :he other day, a quiet tragedy was occurring on the front lawn of the White House. One of the monarchs of the grounds was put to death section by section.

An American elm tree, probably more than 100 years old and planted in the days of Rutherford B. Hayes, was hopelessly infected with Dutch elm dis ease. It was not the first of the elder giants to succumb, and it is not likely to be the last. But this tree — No. 75 on a White House landscape plan — was...

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