- February 12, 1931 – Ellwood Rabenold to JSA
My dear Apperson:
I talked over the telephone at some length this afternoon with Mr. W. O. Dapping, President of the New York State Fish, Game and Forest League.
It is agreeable to him that I should ask for a public hearing upon Senate Int. 33, Pr. 33, being the so-called Hewitt Reforestation Amendment, and I am authorized to make such a request on behalf of the League. I am doing this by letter to Chairman Fearon, a copy of which I enclose.
It is also agreeable to Mr. Dapping as President of the League that a bill be prepared and sponsored by the League, to follow the text of the so-called Hewitt Reforestation Amendment, with the elimination of the words discussed in our meeting last evening, to wit, omitting from lines 7 and 8 on page 1 the words “outside the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, as now fixed by law” and omitting on page 2 all lines 9 to 19 inclusive; and I am authorized to make a request for the introduction of such a bill on behalf of the League. I have prepared such bill and enclose three copies herewith. You considered that your own Senator, Mr. Alex G. Baxter, of Ballston Spa, might introduce this bill upon such request, and you doubtless will undertake to attend to such introduction. The bill should of course be introduced not later than next Monday evening so that it may be printed and referred to the Senate Committee o the Judiciary, which has the Hewitt Amendment itself.
It will not be necessary at this time for you to talk further with Mr. Dapping. He seems to understand the situation.
I am sending a copy of this letter to Mrs. Dreier.