The seventeenth annual competition for the Topiarian Club Trophy is now in progress at the Harvard School of Landscape Architecture, closing tomorrow night at 10 o'clock, when all drawings and reports will be handed in for judgement later in the week by a group of Boston landscape experts, following which the three silver trophy cups will be awarded.
The problem before the competitors is of an unusual nature. The task is to draw up plans for a new White House, a spacious presidential residence on Analostan Island in the Potomac, opposite the Lincoln Memorial, on the supposition, suggested by government officials that the old residence be used for a historical museum. The competitors are 'given' a building, which they can place on the island in any position they choose. Guest houses, garages and other outhouses are left to the competitors consideration.