- February 17, 1931 – JSA to Mrs. H. E. Dreier
My dear Mrs. Dreier:
A notice went out yesterday announcing that a public hearing would be given the so-called Hewitt Reforestation Bill in the Senate Chamber, Wednesday, February 25, at 2:00 P.M.
Mr. Rabenold has asked that the new bill introduced last night known as the sportsmen’s Reforestation Bill, Int. #814, introduced in the Senate by Senator Baxter, and in the Assembly by W. W. Wemple, at the request of the New York State Forest, Fish and Game League through Mr. Rabenold, be given a hearing at the same time.
The new bill, while adding a section to Article VII, does not ament the old Section 7, but does provide the same funds and in the same manner as the Hewitt Amendment, leaving it to the future administrations to decide where trees will be planted and later whether they should be cut or maintained for preservation and protection purposes.
No doubt you have a much clearer picture than this given you by Mr. Rabenold, but for fear that you may not hear from him, I am taking the liberty of giving you the information with the thought that you may want all the time available for encouraging a good representation from New York City at the hearing.
I hardly need to add that it would be very harmful to our cause not to have a good strong representation, all of which I think should be lead and counseled by Mr. Rabenold, as to the order of speaking, etc.
Cordially yours, JSApperson
c/c Miss Pauline Goldmark (195 Broadway, NYC)