Committee Room, Plaza Hotel.
December 20th, 1928.
Dear Mr. Durant:
Before adjourning tonight your Committee of Award begs to supplement its formal report of the two awards by expressing its conviction that you and the contributors to your contest have laid the basis for a most notable public service at a critical point in the nation's thinking about the 18th Amendment and law enforcement.
We are impressed with the evidence that other than prize winning plans contain extremely helpful data and that many writers have public connections which give them a representative character. For example: there are judges, editors, heads of civic agencies, police chiefs, United States district attorneys and other holders of distinguished public office.
The general soundness, compactness, readability and social- mindedness of the three high school plans dramatically prove that "it pays to educate" and to begin educating early with respect to social responsibilities and law enforcement.
The fact that proposed steps from each state have been separately tallied and filed suggests the possibility of interesting and educative summaries for use by the local press in different states. Again if you wish, the Committee authorizes the use of its name in summarizing plans by states.
As the reading of plans proceeded and as members discussed the expression of Mr. Roberts: "What a mosaic these plans would make if the salient and complementary points of all were put together!" it was decided to express to you the Committee's unanimous conviction that such a mosaic would prove invaluable to law enforcers, legislators and influential citizens wishing constructive results from your contest.
By Order of the Committee
(Wm. H. ALLEN), Secretary,
Mr. Wm. C. Durant,
250 W. 57th St.,
New York City, N. Y.