April 17 1931 – Rabenold to JSA

  • April 17, 1931 – Ellwood Rabenold to JSA

My dear Apperson:

At a luncheon at the Biltmore yesterday afternoon I met Mrs. Gregory, the new chairman of Conservation in the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs, appointed specially by the President, Mrs. Sporborg, to make conservation an outstanding department of the Federation’s work.

I chatted with Mrs. Gregory who was anxious to know my viewpoint on the Hewitt amendment. She said she had planned to call on me at my office. Among other things she said the Mrs. Greene in Albany had apparently changed her views. The position of the State Federation of Women’s Clubs now is that they are reserving judgment, anxious to learn more about the subject.

Mrs. Gregory herself is tremendously interested in water supply and I think inclines more to conservation of human life than conservation of wild life.

Mrs. W. H. Good of Brooklyn was also at the luncheon representing the Women’s City Club. She of course reflected the viewpoint of Mrs. Dreier.

Very sincerely,

Ellwood Rabenold