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ERIE, PA., November 15, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. William Beatman, 2955 Poplar Street, Erie, Pa., has mentioned to me of his interest in a program to secure legislation which would result in the conservation of State land by reforestation of the district; combat unemployment among citizens, who, due to age, are no longer able to secure permanent employment in industry; and in general, bring about better business in our city.
sincerely feel that such a bill encompassing this feature should be considered at once. Very truly yours,
CARNEY, CARNEY, PALMISANO & WALSH, By WILLIAM J. CARNEY.
McNELIS, McNELIS & ARDUINI,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Erie, Pa., July 13, 1961. Ilon. STANLEY L. BLAIR, jember of House of Representatives, House Office Building, Harrisburg, Pa.
DEAR MR. BLAIR: I understand that Mr. William Beatman, of this city, has interested you in a program for conservation of State lands by reforestation, as a permanent aid to the reforestation of the district, and the unemployment problem, particularly facing those who cannot find work generally. I highly recommend such a bill, and feel it would serve two useful purposes.
Anything you can do in connection with this proposed bill will be appreciated, I am sure, by the public, and myself, in particular. Very truly yours,
GERALD A. McNELIS, Sr.
LAW OFFICES OF MARSH, SPAEDER, BAUR, SPAEDER & SCHAAF,
Erie, Pa., November 9, 1961. To Whom it May Concern:
Mr. William Beatman has explained to me his plan involving reforestation by means of utilizing the services of unemployed persons who by reason of age are unable to procure employment in industry. This strikes me as a most sensible proposal and one which would aid tremendously in conservation of natural resources, a problem that we always face, and would alleviate the problem of unemployment among a segment of our population which is available for such work which group today has need of such opportunities.
I commend this program to legislature as a fitting suggestion for serious consideration and implementation. Very truly yours,
WILL J. SCHAAF.
CHASE, HANES, BIFULCO MANGAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Erie, Pa., October 26, 1961. Senator JOSEPH CLARK, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
DEAR JOE: I have been asked by Mr. William Beatman, of this city, about a possible amendment of the law pertaining to the establishment of a conservation corps.
Mr. Beatman feels that priority in the assignments for work in the conservation corps should be given to older persons who are less likely to find employment than younger men.
I believe that this is a good idea and I would personally appreciate anything you might do to put it into effect. Sincerely yours,
JAMES G. HANES,
Attorney at Law.
WARNER THEATRES, INC. (PENNSYLVANIA),
Erie, Pa., July 5, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
I am fully in accord with Mr. William Beatman's program for conservation of State lands by reforestation as a permanent aid in combating unemployment among citizens who, due to age, are no longer able to secure permanent employ. ment in private industry.
I sincerely feel that such a bill encompassing this feature should be considered at once. Sincerely,
H. T. RASTETTER, Manager. AMERICAN FINANCE CORP.,
Erie, Pa., November 16, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. Beatman explained an excellent idea regarding legislation and planning of reforestation, he pointed out how this project could provide employment for families really in need. I recommend this program to legislature and recommend serious consideration.
GEORGE K. KUHN, Manager.
F. W. WOOLWORTH Co.,
November 27, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. William Beatman's encouragement of legislation for reforestation is an excellent idea. Especially the idea that the project would provide work for the unemployed.
This would be a great help in the conservation of our forest resources, as well as a benefit to our economy. Yours truly,
F. M. PALMER, Manager.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ERIE,
Erie, Pa., July 11, 1961. To Whom It Day Concern:
Mr. William Beatman, 2955 Poplar Street, Erie, Pa., has mentioned to me of his interest in a program to secure legislation which would result in the conservation of State lands by reforestation.
It would seem to me that, in addition to conserving natural resources, such a program would assist in solving our chronic unemployment problem and, I believe, would be worthy of effort. Very truly yours,
CHAS. J. HEIMBERGER, President.
ERIE SPORT STORE.
Erie, Pa., November 18, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
I wish to add my enthusiasm and support to Mr. Beatman in his efforts in the encouragement of legislation in reference to reforestation, both for the benefit of conservation and to provide work for the unemployed. Sincerely yours,
JACK WEBER, Manager.
ERIE, PA., November 28, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. William Beatman's efforts to obtain expression from citizens regarding the proposition that legislation benefiting reforestation for the improvement of conservation and providing work for the unemployed in this manner are worthy of support.
I trust the project which he is endeavoring to bring before the proper authority will receive favorable consideration. Very truly yours,
JOHN W. WEBER.
G. O. MURPHY Co.,
Erie, Pa., July 27, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. William Beatman's idea for the encouragement of legislation to provide a sound program in reforestation and to thereby assist in reducing the numbers of unemployed, contains considerable merit.
This idea should be explored in depth, all necessary details worked out, and legislation enacted to put the plan into effect. Sincerely,
W. B. LITCHFIELD, Manager.
July 3, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
I believe that Mr. William Beatman has a good idea in his encouragement of legislation and planning of reforestation, especially in its associated idea that this project can provide work for the unemployed.
I believe this would be a distinct help to our economy as well as in its longtime benefit of conserving our forest resources. Yours truly,
E. J. STINNEFORD, Manager.
Erie, Pa., July 7, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
It has come to my attention of Mr. William Beatman's excellent idea in his encouragement of legislation and planning of reforestation, especially in its associated idea that this project can provide work for the Erie unemployed.
I believe this would be a distinct help to our economy as well as in its longtime benefit of conserving our forest resources. Very truly yours,
LEONARD H. SCHLEICHER, Vice President.
THE ERIE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES,
Erie, Pa., November 29, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. William Beatman, 2955 Poplar Avenue, Erie, has talked with me about his plan for reforestation and conservation of public lands through the use of pople who are unemployed. It appears to me that both the objectives of this plan-care of our natural resources and the putting to work of employable people are most commendable and should receive careful study by State and National Governments.
While I am in no position to know of possible difficulties that might be encountered in developing a workable plan to accomplish the objectives, I can surely express the hope that it will receive careful study and action in the form of enabling legislation if such is possible. Sincerely,
ROBERT E. GRIMM, Executive Minister.
COMMODORE PERRY FINANCE Co., INC.,
Erie, Pa., November 15, 1691. Mr. WILLIAM BEATMAN, Erie, Pa.
DEAR MR. BEATMAN: Your excellent idea regarding utilizing those who are unable to secure employment is the most constructive idea I have heard. Reforestation through this method certainly has my complete support. Very truly yours,
E. R. MEYERS, Secretary-Treasurer.
THE CITY MISSION OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES OF ERIE,
Erie, Pa. Mr. WILLIAM E. BEATMAN, Erie, Pa.
DEAR MR. BEATMAN: The other day William E. Beatman told me of a suggested program for the conservation of our State forest lands and reforestation. I believe this would be a fine program to organize and put in operation. It would give employment to many needy men. It would also beautify our forest lands. Respectfully yours,
CLARENCE E. CHAMBERLAIN, Superintendent.
Erie, Pa., July 3, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
I as assistant manager of the Lawrence Hotel, Erie, Pa., feel that Mr. William Beatman's program on conservation of State lands by reforestation as a district permanent aid to the unemployment situation of those people whose age does not grant permanent employment in industry.
I feel a bill such as this should receive immediate priority so Federal funds appropriated could be used to good advantage. Very truly yours,
E. A. GODMAIRE, Assistant Manager.
TRASK, PRESCOTT & RICHARDSON Co.,
Erie, Pa., December 1, 1961. To Whom It May Concern:
The natural resources of this country have been the basis upon which our economy has been founded and built.
Mr. William Beatman's proposed use of the unemployed for a reforestation project would be doubly beneficial.
It would not only help to conserve our natural resources, but it would be a tremendous boom to the economy of this country.
We strongly urge that serious consideration be given to Mr. Beatman's proposal. Very truly yours,
R. M. BECKEB,
Controller and Treasurer. (The following information was furnished by the Bureau of the Budget at the request of the committee :)
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,
BUREAL OF THE BUDGET,
Washington, D.C., April 12, 1962. Hon. CHARLES A. BUCKLEY, Chairman, Committee on Public Works, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
DEAR MR. BUCKLEY: In accordance with your request of March 29, we hare reviewed the various expenditure programs of the Government for the purpose of determining the program accelerations which could be undertaken immediately, without requiring further congressional action. Since no appropriation bills have as yet been enacted for fiscal year 1963, this review of necessity has been limited to steps possible with funds already available, including the unexpended balances resulting from the President's directive of last fall to reduce tiscal 1942 expenditures.
The Bureau of the Budget has examined the possibility of accelerating programs under the assumption that the President might immediately reverse that directive. As would be expected, we find that the fiscal year 1902 program has by now largely been committed, and in many instances it is too late for the agencies to accomplish any significant reprograming within the balance of the year. In some cases, plans which earlier had been made for 1962 are now part of the 1.963 budget program and the expenditures involved are already included in the budget estimates for 1963. Where budget expenditures in 1962 can be accelerated with resulting direct increases in employment, the amount is relatively small, involving an increase in estimated expenditures for 1962 of only $10 to $ 15 million. Further, this amount is nationwide and the resulting increase in employment is not likely to be concentrated in redevelopment areas or areas of substantial labor surplus.
In addition, it would be possible to increase veterans' direct loans and rural housing loans by a total of approximately $50 million in fiscal 1962. Under the legal restrictions governing these programs, the loans would be concentrated in non urban areas, many of which do not suffer from substantial unemployment. Indeed, a major portion of the Nation's unemployed is in industrial urban areas which would not qualify for loans under these programs.
The possible use of other unexpended balances of previously enacted obligational authority was also studied, and we believe we are already doing those things which can be effectively done. As a matter of fact, there is very little that could be done to aid distressed areas by accelerating the use of these unexpended balances. Some of the largest balances could not be used at all, because they represent standby authority for possible emergencies, such as the borrowing authority available to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal home loan banks, and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In other instances, the balances are for programs which require a very long leadtime before the expenditure is made, such as defense procurement (and the related maintenance and operation), urban renewal, and ship construction subsidies of the Maritime Administration. And in some activities where a further speedup is possible, the acceleration cannot necessarily be channeled to aid those areas which have not as yet shared equally in the general economic recovery—the rural housing and direct veterans' loans, mentioned earlier, are cases in point.
Although it should be self-evident. I must emphasize that in accelerating going programs the Government's efforts cannot and should not be directed at just spending money. Rather, we have to concentrate on providing needed services and facilities in an efficient and effective manner, consistent with the program objectives approved by the Congress. We are very conscious of our responsibility in this regard.
The limitations of presently approved programs and financing are such that the amount of discretion we have now is indeed small. We therefore believe that the emergency public works proposal of the President is necessary. It would provide needed facilities and related works, increase employment, and place the projects and the employment in areas of greatest need. Sincerely yours,
DAVID E. BELL, Director.