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1957/02/08: Sterling Morton to C. E. Godshalk


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February 8 1957
Letter from Sterling Morton to C. E. Godshalk sharing his opinions on possible charges for admission/classes at the Arboretum. His first reaction to charging an admission fee is unfavorable although he realizes that Godshalk is having policing troubles, and the fee might help pay for the policing. If they do charge an admission fee, he believes it is better to wait until the Arboretum has a single entrance. Mr. Baker will have to explore the legality of the charge and its possible affect on their tax-exempt status. If there is a charge, there should also be free days. He thinks that the charge for the education program is too high. He believes there should be a charge for each busload of people if the people get off the bus to listen to the lecturer. He doesn't believe they should charge for the Cub Scout leaders training course. He believes class tickets should be printed like coupons, payment made at purchase, be nontransferable, and refunds should be 50% of the amount unused. The class should be at least self-sustaining. He also gives his ideas about people attending just one class of a series and guests.
Godshalk, Clarence E. (received by)
Baker Jr., Edward H. (is related to)
Davidson, Suzette Morton (is related to)
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