Helen L. Elliot
William F. Bade
[illegible]I5C5 Tst. N.W. Washington D.C. October 13-1913Dr. William F. Board, Berkeley, California,My dear Dr. Bade;-I am venturing to write to you regarding a conservation vation measure, thinking I may be of some help. I am speaking of the "Hetch Hetchy Bill" which is before the Senate. At the call of Mrs. Emmons Creeker, Conservation chairman, General Federation of Women's Clubs, I went to see Senator Perkins regarding-this matter, needless to say he is in favor of the bill. Senator Works is in California, and Judging by the telegrams of his which were read in the Senate, is apparently doing all he can for the cause. I attended the Senate an Oct. 4th. and again an Oct. 7th., when this question was argued pretty thoroughly and as no doubt you know, Mr. Borah, of Idaho, and his friends who are opposing the measure', succeeded in putting off any further debate until the first Monday in December and the vote to be taken not later than the sixth.This morning I went to see Senator Borah and he says that more convincing arguments must be presented or the Billwill pass. The aesthetic side of the question Is well under steed and that will not save the valley. We are informed that the tax prices of San Francisco are new wall split in their [illegible] wish for the Valley. Many feel that they are simply being called upon to finance a great water power company and that much of the bond us sue has already been wanted by Mr. Long and his associates.06353
Washington, D. C.
1913 Oct 13
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