- February 17, 1930 – Rabenold to JSA –
My dear Apperson:
While in Albany last week Tuesday the 11th I spoke with Mr. Howard of the Division of Forests in the Conservation Commission, with respect to their forestation program. He mentioned that he had been in conferences with Senator Hewitt upon the concurrent resolution introduced in the Legislature to amend Article 7 by adding a new Section 16.
I assume that you are familiar with this concurrent resolution, A. Int. 760, Pr. 798. What is your feeling about it?
You observe that it tries a new thing, namely to write into the Constitution a mandate whereby the Legislature would have to appropriate annually not less than one million dollars toward the acquisition of land suited for reforestation and for reforesting such land with a qualification upon the present constitutional inhibition that it should not apply to newly purchased lands within the forest preserve counties but outside the blue line.