Richard B. Watrous
William F. Bade
J. HORACE, McFARLAND, President, Harrisburg, Pa.CLINTON ROGERS WOODRUFF. First Vice-President, PhiladelphiaWILLIAM B. HOWLAND, Treasurer, New YorkRICHARD B. WATROUS, Secretary, Washington, D. C.Vice-President: JAMES R. GARFIELD, Cleveland, OhioJOHN WESLEY HILL, D. D., New YorkW. W. HANNAN, Detroit, Mich.GEORGE W. MARSTON, San Diego, Cal.MRS. EDWARD W. BIDDLE. Carlisle, Pa.American Civic AssociationMAIN OFFICE: WASHINGTON, D. C.Executive BoardDR. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, New YorkHENRY A. BARKER, Providence, R. I.FRANK CHAPIN BRAY, New YorkMISS MARY MARSHALL BUTLER, Yonkers. N. Y.DR. KENYON L. BUTTERFIELD, Amherst, Mass.MRS. CAROLINE BARTLETT CRANE, Kalamazoo, Mich.Executive BoardGEORGE OTIS DRAPER, New YorkFREDERICK L. FORD. Hartford, Conn.EDWARD HATCH, JR., New YorkJ. L. HUDSON, Detroit, Mich.MRS. MELVILLE F. JOHNSTON. Richmond, Ind.HARLAN P. KELSEY, Salem, Mass.Executive BoardWARREN H. MANNING, Boston, Mass.MRS. A. E. McCREA, Chicago, III.MRS. EDWIN F. MOULTON, Warren, OhioJOHN NOLEN, Cambridge, Mass.GRAHAM ROMEYN TAYLOR. Chicago, III.BRAINARD H. WARNER, Washington, D. C.OFFFICE OF THE SECRETARY913-914 UNION TRUST BUILDINGWASHINGTON, D. C.July 25, 1910.Dr. William Frederick Bade,c/o The Independent,130 Fulton Street,New York City,Dear Dr. Bade:Thank you sincerely for sending me the galley proof of "Ignorant Vandalism", which I have read with very great pleasure. You have stated the case splendidly and by your allusion to the subject of filtration and the further allusion to the importance of recognizing scenic beauty as a material asset to the Nation you have, I am sure, added a very valuable contribution to the general subject of the importance of preserving our present national parks and adding greatly to their number. I am passing on the proof to Mr. McFarland for I know he will be delighted to read it.I have got to confess that I am not taking "The Independent." I wish I might have a few copies of the issue of the 28th. I would also suggest that you send a marked copy to Mr. Ballinger, who I understand is now at his home in Seattle, and also send a marked copy to Mr. Alvin P. Kletsch, Republican House, Milwaukee, Wis.So far my "pleasant vacation" consists of appearing daily at the offices of the Association in the Union Trust Building. I am06284
Washington [D. C.]
1910 Jul 25
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