January 20, 1928 – Article found in archive (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)


  • January 20, 1928 – Article found in an archive (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) –

Adirondack Club Member Opposes Move to Honor Louis Marshall’s Sons

Peak of Mount Dix Renamed Mount Marshall

A move to rename one of the peaks of Mount Dix in the Adirondacks as Mount Marshall in honor of George and Robert Marshall, sons of Louis Marshall, has evoked the opposition of Theodor Van Wyck Anthony, Newburgh attorney, member of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

The suggestion to rename the peak was made by Russell M. L. Carson, vice-president of the club, in his book, “Peaks and People of the Adirondacks,” which was recently issued in a private edition. The Marshalls have their summer home in the Adirondacks. The renaming was intended as an honor to George and Robert Marshall for their having climbed some of the highest peaks in the Adirondacks.

The matter will be brought up for discussion, which is scheduled to take place in Utica on January 28. In a letter circulated to all members of the club, Mr. Anthony urges the reversal of the renaming of the peak. Mr. Anthony declaring that he is moved by a “pro-Gentile leaning,” belittles the achievement and states that the club would make itself a laughing stock if it approved Mr. Carson’s renaming of the peak for Robert and George Marshall. Besides questioning the propriety of naming any peak for living persons, the letter says the Marshalls are “two young men whose chief claim is that they are personally conducted by a professional guide up forty or fifty of the peaks of the Adirondacks.

“This letter will doubtless cause some of my enemies in the club to accuse me of religious prejudice,” Mr. Anthony writes.

“If so, I am sorry, as I have none. Neither have I any personal animus, as when chairman of the club’s committee on maps and outdoors I appointed George Marshall a member of these committees, had him as an overnight guest at my home and know him to be an agreeable guest and co-worker.”

“I do, however, admit a pro-Gentile leaning on all points of controversy,, and if that be religious prejudice make the most of it.”

Mr. Louis Marshall declined to comment when asked by newspapermen, declaring it seemed to him that it was Mr. Carson’s own business if he cared to name a peak Mount Marshall.