January 6, 1931 – JSA to John W. Van der Water

  • January 6, 1931 – JSA to John W. Van der Water

Mr. John W. Van de Water

c/o Bell Laboratories

463 West Street

New York, N.Y.

Dear Jack:

After digesting a reasonable amount of the enclosed, could you get in touch with a Dr. Herman T. Kolhaas of the International Telephone and Telegraph Company, 67 Broad Street, New York City, who is on the Conservation Committee of the Adirondack Mountain Club and, I believe, President of the Local Chapter.

Strenuous efforts are being made to get this Club committed to amending Article VII, Section 7, and their attitude will be voted on at the Annual Meeting to be held somewhere on the 30th or 31st of January.

Their President, Mr. Carson, has until recently been at least neutral. Mr. Knauth, a past President, has been on both sides several times.

The danger now is a new proposed Blue Line, giving the impression that it is adding to the protected area. For lack of time, I am enclosing a copy of my letter of even date which gives my feelings on the proposal in the second paragraph of the letter to Mr. Brown.

With best wishes to you and Ruth for the New Year, I remain

Sincerely yours,

JSApperson: B

c/o Arthur Langmuir

Hastings on Hudson, N.Y.