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Prof. Shirley W. Allen, N. Y. State College of Forestry.


The meeting was called to order in the Auditorium State Education Building, by President Herbert S. Carpenter.

Fresident Carpenter introduced Mayor James R. Watt of Albany, who welcomed the Association with a short address. President Carpenter responded to Mayor's Watt's address.

Mr. Clifford R. Pettis of the Conservation Commission appeared for Commissioner Pratt, and gave a sketch of the work of the Conservation Commission during the last year. Following his address Commissioner Pratt came and gave the Association a greeting from the Commission.

Mr. A. B. Recknagel, Secretary and Forester of the Empire State Forest Products Association read a paper entitled “Why not Compromise on a Recreation Reserve?" A lively discussion of this paper followed.

President Carpenter appointed the following committee Resolutions:

Bristow Adams, Chairman; A. B. Recknagel, John W. Stephen.

Mr. Ferris J. Meigs offered a suggestion to the Resolutions Committee with regard to the conscription of idle labor for the purpose of increasing the production of wood fuel.

Mr. Recknagel gave the Association the greeting of Mr. Frank A. Cutting, who was called away before the meeting and stated that this was the first meeting which Mr. Cutting had missed.

The afternoon session convened at two o'clock at the Auditorium of the State Education Building with Professor F. F. Moon presiding.

Dr. John H. Finley of the State Education Department spoke on the devastation of forests and orchards in France and on “Arbor Days." His address was illustrated with lantern slides.

Dr. E. P. Felt reported for the Tussock Moth Campaign stating that the inclemency of the weather had made the campaign

practically a failure. It was moved by Mr. Qstrander and seconded by Mr. Lucas thai the report be accepted and the thanks of the Association be extended to Dr. Felt. The motion was carried.

Mrs. Walter W. Steele of Buffalo spoke on the Conservation plans of the women's clubs. A discussion of her paper followed.

It was moved by Mr. Meigs and seconded by Mr. Adams that a committee be appointed to co-operate with various associations in the State in order to promote the protection of bird life as a means of controlling insect pests.

The motion was carried and President Carpenter appointed Dr. E. P. Felt, Chairman, Mrs. Walter W. Steele and Dr. H. D. House.

Mr. George N. Ostrander reported for the committee on forest taxation with a proposed bill making it possible for timberland owners to have their holdings taxed on a basis of yield rather than by means of the general property tax. As a result of the discussion which followed, it was moved by Mr. Meigs, seconded by Mr. Adams, that the report be accepted and filed by the Association and that the forest taxation commitee be continued with a view to securing the co-operation of other associations and eventually placing the bill in the legislature. The motion

was carried.

Mr. George N. Ostrander submitted the report of the Nominating Committee as follows:

For President.. Mr. Herbert S. Carpenter, of New York City
For Vice-Presidents: Hon. Elihu Root, New York

Hon. Morgan J. O'Brien, New York
John B. Burnham, Essex
Frank A. Cutting, Boston, Mass.
Hon. Charles M. Dow, Jamestown
Dr. Augustus Downing, All any
Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park
Frank L. Moore, Watertown
Mrs. Walter W. Steele, Buffalo
Hon. John R. Clancy, Syracuse
John G. Agar, New York
E. F. Perry, New York
Eugene S. Bruce, Washington, D. C.

Hon. E. N. Smith, Watertown
Kenneth W. Goldthwaite, Saranac Lake
Dr. George G. Atwood, Albany
Jacob Hasslacher, New York
F. Ambrose Clarke, Cooperstown
Cabot Ward, New York

Hon. James S. Whipple, Salamanca
For Secretary and Treasurer: Dr. E. Hagaman Hall of

New York City
For Members of the Executive Committee: Ralph S. Hosmer of

Ithaca, and John B. Burnham of Essex
For Auditor ........ Wm. G. Howard of Albany

Upon the motion of Mr. Warwick S. Carpenter, seconded by Dr. House, the Secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of the Association for the officers nominated in the report. The Secretary cast the ballot and the officers were elected.

On account of the lateness of the hour it was suggested that the remaining business go over to the evening session.

The evening meeting was called to order at eight o'clock at the Ten Eyck Hotel, with Prof. Ralph S. Hosmer acting as Chairman.

A report was called for from the White Pine Blister Rust Committee. Messrs. Warwick S. Carpenter and B. H. Paul of the Conservation Commission showed some Blister Rust pictures. Mr. John B. Burnham outlined his resolution asking for $1,000,000 from the Legislature for combating the Blister Rust in New York State. Dr. H. H. Pennington spoke in favor of the moral obligations of New York State along this line.

Chairman Bristow Adams reported for the Committee on Resolurions. It was moved by Mr. Meigs and seconded by Prof. Moon that the report for the Resolutions Committee be adopted as a whole. The motion was lost. It was moved by Mr. Warwick S. Carpenter, seconded by Prof. Adams that the resolutions be discussed separately. The following resolutions were adopted without discussion:

The New York State Forestry Association at its Sixth Annual Meeting
assembled hereby resolves:

That this Association asserts its thorough support of our National
and State governments in the great struggle in which the country

is now engaged for the perpetuation of democracy and of human
freedom and we assert for them the right to appropriate all the
necessary resources of the nation in money, property, and men,
that the war may be prosecuted to absolute victory,—speedily
if possible, but surely and ultimately in any event, regardless of
cost and sacrifice, because in that way lies the only sure path to
permanent peace.

Whereas, the Committee on Forest Taxation has favorably reported on a measure to provide a yield tax for lands devoted to continuous forest production, therefore be it

Resolved, That this Association bend its energies to the enactment of the proposed measure, and that all organizations and agencies in the State of New York, and throughout the country which are engaged in fostering forest management in the State, be urged to join with it to secure the desired legislation.

Whereas, all possible agencies in the State should be enlisted in the work of wood production, and

Whereas, the older school children, and particularly those of high school age are able to engage in forest planting and fuel-wood cutting, be it

Resolved, That this Association ventures to suggest to the State Department of Education that the provision of the Welsh-Slater Act, which provides for physical training of school children be extended to forest work.

Whereas, this Association believes in the fullest co-operation between all existing organizations and agencies engaged in forestry and kindred subjects, be it

Resolved, That the President of the Association appoint a committee of three members to meet committees of like organizations interested in forest, fish and game, for the purpose of mutual co-operation and in the interest of fullest harmony.

Whereas, it seems desirable to move the offices of the Secretary of the New York State Forestry Association from Syracuse to New York City, and

Whereas, The Syracuse Chamber of Commerce has 'furnished office room for the Secretary and has shown the Association many other courtesies, be it

Resolved, That the New York State Forestry Association heartily thanks the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce for its cordial co-operation and assistance.

Whereas, through the courtesy of the New York State Department of Education we have been able to hold the day sessions of the meeting of this Association in the auditorium of the State Education Building, be it

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Resolved, That the New York State Forestry Association extends its heartfelt thanks to the Department of Education for the kindness shown on this occasion.

Whereas, the present fuel situation in the country has shown the urgency of substituting wood for other fuels where possible, and

Whereas, Federal and State authorities are working toward a greater production and use of wood for fuel, and

Whereas, the problem has been attacked vigorously and with every promise of success by these authorities, be it

Resolved, That the New York State Forestry Association endorses th: work of the Federal and State Fuel Administration, of the State Conservation Committee, of the Wood Fuel Advisory Committee, and of other agencies in bringing about the greater utilization of wood as a supplement to, and a substitute for coal as fuel, and that this Association pledges itself to

do all it can to help the work that is being done along those lines.

Considerable amount of discussion was provoked by a resolution calling for the backing by the Association of Senate Bill No. 3344, known as the Weeks Bill and prohibiting the importation of nursery stock into this country.

Dr. Atwood of the Department of Agriculture called the attention of the Association to the fact that this bill would create a hardship for the nurserymen of the State and the country in general and suggested that the resolution, if adopted, should contain a provision with regard to the continuation of the Federal Quarantine Board. moved and seconded that this resolution be suspended until Dr. Atwood could draft a substitute. The following resolution was submitted by Dr. Atwood:

Resolved, That Senate Bill No. 3344 be not approved in its present form but rather the power of quarantine be placed in the jurisdiction of the Federal Horticultural Board when they have knowledge that certain countries or sections thereof may be offering to ship plant material likely to carry

dangerously injurious insects or plant diseases.

It was moved and seconded that this resolution be adopted as a substitute. The motion was lost. The resolution as reported by the committee was then read as follows:

Whereas, the country has been subjected to enormous expense and losses from insect pests and plant diseases on imported plant material, to the great detriment of its forestry and agriculture, and

Whereas, the burden of this immense cost falls on the ultimate consumer, therefore be it

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