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bill 174 will help the continuance of these areas which are so important in
these days of fewer and fewer opportunities for people to “get away from it all”
so completely as a wilderness trip affords.
Respectfully yours,

KENNETH D. DELAPP, Jr.
MARY L. DELAPP.

FIRST FINANCE Co. OF SANTA FE.,

Santa Fe, N. Mex., February 23, 1961. Senator CLINTON P. ANDERSON, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.

DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : The Santa Conservation Association and all local sportsmen and conservationists wholeheartedly endorse the wilderness preservation bill now up for consideration by your committee. We urge you to do all in your power to see that this bill and our New Mexico wilderness resources are protected through this legislation. Very truly yours,

A. H. FORTE.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX.,

February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, U.S. Senate Offices, Washington, D.C.

DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : I appreciated your sending me a copy of the wilderness bill as amended by yourself and others. As I read the bill in its present form, it seemed that nobody should be able to offer any more valid objections to it.

Some form of wilderness preservation seems essential here in the West where the relatively tiny areas of land above 9,000 feet in elevation provide 80 percent of the water in our streams. The watershed can hardly receive the protection it should have without being placed, in a great many cases, in wilderness category. The preservation of this high watershed, it seems to me, is even more important than the well-known need of preserving some primitive areas for their recreational value.

Fortunately the creation of wilderness areas accomplishes several highly desirable objectives, without bringing with their creation any of the evils attributed to the plan by opponents of the establishment of wilderness areas.

You are to be commended for sponsoring this bill and your knowledge of the West should lend much authority to your support of the legislation that would establish a permanent wilderness policy. Respectfully yours,

F. LOUIS HERNANDEZ. ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX.,

February 22, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.:

Again I find myself writing you in support of a wilderness bill.

I am happy that this particular bill, S. 174, was introduced by you. Perhaps this time favorable action will be taken on the wilderness bill. The bill is perhaps weaker than I would like to see. However, if the minority groups opposing all wilderness bills succeed in any more delaying action it may be too late to save the wilderness areas that rightfully belong to the people; therefore, I urge you and your committee to give the bill a do-pass vote.

I understand that Mr. Elliott Barker is to testify for himself and the New Mexico Wildlife and Conservation Association, and would like to go on record as endorsing these statements. Sincerely,

LEE C. HYDE, Jr., D.D.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX.,

February 22, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.O.:

DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON: This letter is written for the purpose of conveying to you, to support Senate bill 174, the wilderness bill.

I will do all that I can to assist you in passing this needed legislation. We do need to protect our wilderness areas for the many reasons that you point out. Sincerely yours,

G. W. PENFOLD, Jr.

WATERSHED CONSERVATION EDUCATION PROJECT,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO,

Albuquerque, February 22, 1961. Senator CLINTON P. ANDERSON, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.

DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : I wish to express appreciation for your continuing efforts in behalf of the establishment of a National Wilderness Preservation System and to indicate my personal support of Senate bill 174, which makes specific provision for preservation of appropriate wilderness areas for the public welfare.

I am certain that the proposed legislation gives fair consideration to the interests of all who, now or in the future, may benefit from systematic natural. resource management. Very truly yours,

GEORGE W. WORLEY.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX., February 21, 1961. Mr. ELLIOTT BARKER, Santa Fe, N. Mea.:

I am in favor of preserving a portion of our country as an unspoiled inheritance to future generations. Please do what you can to support passage of the wilderness bill now under consideration.

VICTOR J. ROB.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

SIB: I believe that the new wilderness bill offers vitally needed control to prevent the possibility of losing more of our wilderness areas. Please pass the new wilderness bill now. Yours very truly,

R. L. PEURIFOY, Jr.

Senator CLINTON P. ANDERSON,
Chairman, Interior and Insular Affairs Committee,
Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.:
Please pass the wilderness bill now.

Sincerely yours,

ROBERT E. MARSH.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mex., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

MY DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : As the head of a home, of which every member of it is a lover of nature, I would like to see bill (S. 174) pertaining to preservation of our wilderness be passed in the U.S. Senate.

It has been a pleasure, both for us adults and children of school age with their little problems, to be able to get away from the humdrum of everyday life, and seek excitement and healthful enjoyment in our great wilderness. It is to our interest and welfare to continue this liberty which this great country of ours provides, not only for our generation, but for generations to come. Respectfully yours,

NICK R. MONTOYA.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mex., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

MY DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : As an individual and member of the Albuquerque WCA I wish to express my interest in seeing bill (S. 174) pertaining to preservation of our wilderness and recreational opportunities now afforded to the citizens of New Mexico, passed in the U.S. Senate.

Further, I would like to tell you how grateful we are to you for your untiring efforts to protect our wonderful wilderness so that our children and grandchildren may enjoy the things that make America what it is today. Respectfully yours,

CARMEO MACES.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mex., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.O.

MY DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : As an outdoorsman, I am very much in favor of the wilderness preservation bill (S. 174). I admire your efforts in all conservation matters and specifically the sponsoring of this bill. If passed, this bill will preserve our beautiful wilderness areas for the present and future citizens of the United States to enjoy for recreational purposes and a means to commune with nature. I give my support wholeheartedly, Sincerely and respectfully,

JAY C. WARDLOW.

February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

DEAR CLINT: My association fully endorses the preservation of the wilderness preservation bill, S. 174. I am hoping that you can get it through the committee, also through the Senate. Sincerely yours,

Doc H. BURNETT.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.O.

MY DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : We fully endorse the preservation of wilderness and the wilderness preservation bill S. 174.

We also endorse the statements being submitted by the New Mexico Wildlife
and Conservation Association and Mr. Elliott S. Barker at the hearing.
Your full support in the passage of this bill will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely yours,

Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT STEWART.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE C. HYDE.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : I am a member of the Albuquerque Wildlife & Conservation Association and I would like to express a desire to endorse the wilderness preservation bill (S. 174) as written, without reservations.

I have hunted and fished in the Quetico-Superior canoe country of Minnesota and in the Pecos and Gila Wilderness Areas of New Mexico and have deeply enjoyed their natural beauty and primitive atmosphere.

I would also like to congratulate you for sponsoring this bill in particular and for your interest in conservation in general. Sincerely,

ROBERT J. LONCHARICH.

MONTEZUMA, N. Mex., February 20, 1961. Subject: House bill No. 174. ELLIOTT $. BARKER, Executive Direotor, New Mexico Wild Life Association.

DEAR MR. BARKER: As an individual and as a director of the San Miguel Game Protective Association. I will state that I am seriously opposed to any form of trespassing, by means of roads or grading or clearing of timber or otherwise making for convenience for automobile travel into the designated wilderness area of New Mexico, now, or at any time in the future.

Please lend my support to this effort to keep New Mexico wilderness clean and a natural habitat for our fish and wildlife. Respectfully yours,

A. B. MAXEY, Sr.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Congress of the United States, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.

DEAR SIR: I am writing in regard to Senate bill 174, to establish a national wilderness preservation system. I know of the hard work you have put into this bill. I am highly in favor of establishing a wilderness preservation sys. tem. As second vice president of the Albuquerque Wild Life Conservation Association; I have talked to the members of this organization and they feel as I do about it. It is our sincere wish that Congress will be successful in establishing this bill.

As a native of this state, recognizing the increase of the population, we are in extensive need of wildlife preservation. I thank you and Congress for your attention to this letter. Yours sincerely,

SAM G. BACA, Vice President.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mex., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.O.

MY DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON: I am wholeheartedly in favor of the wilderness preservation bill (S. 174). The Albuquerque Wildlife & Conservation Association also endorses this bill as written, without reservations, and asked me to express their appreciation for your persevering efforts in all conservation matters and specifically in sponsoring this bill.

This bin, if passed, will preserve our beautiful wilderness areas for our children and all future generations to enjoy.

These wilderness areas will eventually provide the only opportunity to commune with nature away from the pressures of modern living and, as our population increases, will become more and more important for recreational use by our citizens from all of the United States of America. Sincerely and respectfully,

ED YOUNG, Past President, Albuquerque WCA.

NEW MEXICO MOUNTAIN CLUB,

Albuquerque, N. Mex., February 21, 1961. Mr. ELLIOT BARKER, Sante Fe, N. Med.

DEAR MR. BARKER: We are delighted to learn that you will be going to Washington next week to testify on the new wilderness bill, S. 174. You may remember that our club was heavily represented at the hearings held by Senator Anderson in Albuquerque in November 1958. We wish we could do the same again.

But since we cannot afford to send our own delegate to Washington, we would very much like to have you add our organization to the list of those for which you are acting as spokesman. The New Mexico Mountain Club currently has approximately 60 members. Our organization has repeatedly gone on record as endorsing the wilderness bill introduced in the last session of Congress, which was essentially the same as S. 174.

We feel proud that Senator Anderson has introduced the bill and hope that New Mexico will give him solid support. Sincerely yours,

ARMIN BEHR, Conservation Chairman.

ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman, Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C.

MY DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON : The Thunderbird Travel Trailer Club of Albuquerque, N. Mex., wholeheartedly endorses the wilderness preservation bill (S. 174) and admires your efforts in sponsoring this bill.

We, as a group of some 80 members, enjoy our wilderness areas and hope they may be preserved for all Americans to enjoy now as well as future generations to

come.

Sincerely and respectfully,

WALTER L. KURLFINK, President, Thunderbird Travel Trailer Club.

LA FONDA,
NEW MEXICO STATE AFL-CIO,

Albuquerque, N. Mex., February 23, 1961.
Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON,
U.S. Senator From New Mexico,
Washington, D.C.

DEAR SENATOR ANDERSON: The New Mexico State AFL-CIO and all of its affiliated organizations wish to go on record as being in favor of passage of S. 174, the wilderness area preservation bill, and strongly endorse the remarks of Mr. Elliott Barker, executive secretary, New Mexico Wildlife and Conservation Association, in regard to said S. 174. We humbly ask your support for said measure. Respectfully yours,

TOM E. ROBERTS, Executive Secretary-Treasurer.

ALBUQUERQUE JEEP HERDERS CLUB,

Albuquerque, N. Mex., February 21, 1961. Hon. CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

DEAR SIR: In regard to Senate bill 174 to establish a wilderness preservation system, which was introduced by you on January 5, 1961 :

We wish to call your attention to the fact that not only the many millions of sportsmen, but also many more millions of people use the outdoors for some form of recreation, and, in common with the various sportsmen's organizations, we all hope that you may be able to get this much needed measure enacted into law this time.

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