January 29, 1931 – JSA to Ellwood Rabenold


  • January 29, 1931 – JSA to Ellwood Rabenold (NYC)

My dear Mr. Rabenold:

I want to help you rescue the Adirondack Mountain Club Saturday afternoon, at which time they will decide whether they will be with those attacking the Constitution or with those defending it. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 o’clock in the Tree of Life Room, second floor, Pan-Hellenic House, 3 Mitchell Place, 49th Street and 1st Avenue.

Their Conservation Committee will present a resolution favoring the Hewitt Amendment on the grounds that “the Hewitt Amendment providing for the establishment and management of production forests by the State outside the Adirondack and Catskill parks, will provide future timber supplies accessible to industry, the existence of which will act as a protection to the permanent park forests of the Adirondacks and Catskills.” This procedure actually interferes with their own desire of getting the tree-cutting operations out of the park, by helping the state to take over the lands in the foothills near the mills, which is the logical and virtually only place the mills can move to and operate economically for future pulp supply. See attached copy of my letter of the 26th to Mr. Burnham. You could, in a few words, make this clear to them in a way that it would be acceptable, whereas I could not do so. However busy you may be, don’t fail to make this additional contribution to real conservation.

I will be stopping at the Engineers Club or with Mr. H. E. Dreier, 35 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Sincerely yours,