April 9, 1930 – JSA to W. G. Howard (Supt., State Forests)
My dear Mr. Howard:
During our recent discussion of the Hewitt bill at the Mohawk Club, I believe you referred to unspent funds that are available for buying park lands amounting to some two million dollars. I think you said that with these funds the purchases of lands for park purposes could be continued and the proposed twenty million of reforestation purposes would not interfere with the buying of land for park purposes.
May I inquire why some of these moneys cannot immediately be used for acquiring the Paradise Bay and Black Mountain lands at Lake George to complete the protection of this area so essential to the public? Of course no lands are more suitable than these for park purposes, and it would naturally seem wise to have such a purchase made before the price of these lands becomes prohibitive.
Very truly yours,