Letter from J.L. Tarr to William P. Clements regarding the schedule for Tree Planting Day, March 8, 1973
Letter from J.L. Tarr to William P. Clements, March 8, 1973, regarding the schedule for Tree Planting Day at the Clements Scout Reservation.
Tarr, J.L. (James Lee)
Clements, William P., 1917-2011
Tarr, J.L. (James Lee)Boy scouts of America
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"William P. Clements, Jr. Personal Papers"
General Correspondence | personal papers
Texas State library and archives commission
Boy Scouts of America
Clements Texas Papers
ft Mr. W. P. Clements, Jr. 4622 Meadowood Road Dallas, Texas 75220 Dear Bill: March 8, 1973 We are delighted that you plan to be with us at the museum on April 14. It will be a great occasion! Please let me know the names of any special guests that you want invited. More than 1,000 Scouts and leaders were at Clements Scout Reservation for Tree Planting Day, February 24. We planted 20, 000 trees. Enclosed are a few pictures I took that day: 2. Arrival and unloading at Camp Cherokee. 4. Instructions in small groups by Buford MacLauchlin and others of Soil Conservation. I noted that the black boys had bought new plastic buckets for their great adventure in tree planting. 5. We used A. & M. College Extension service and a tree planter in open fields, It will put out 12, 000 trees per eight hours with two operators, with 99% success. A man in the back drops the trees in a furrow which is then covered automatically. 6. A lovely museum you have contributed. Waymon Peavy gave, and had planted, eight nice live oak trees. 7. A front view of the museum. 10. Trees at McElvaney Lake, now about 15 feet tall, planted our first year (1967). Your Dad had a great day there that year when PRESIDENT we had 1,400 Scouts and leaders there. William Pll be glad to get enlargements if you want any of these made. You are greatly appreciated! Best regards, • J„ L. T.ARR Scout Executive JLT:dr enc. P. S. Travis Ward gave $ 160,000 to pay off debt of new First Methodist Church in Athens. C. McCord VICE PRESIDENTS Turner Baxter Lloyd Birdwell Wm. D. Harris, Jr. Omar Harvey Larry Roark Marshall Warder TREASURER Clark W. Breeding COMMISSIONER John Casey SCOUT EXECUTIVE J. L. Tarr Council No. 571 Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America - 1922 Anson Road - P. 0. Box 35726 - Dallas, Texas 75235 - (214) 637-1480