Father of Conservation
FATHER OF CONSERVATION. Was He Theodore Roosevelt or J. Powell. W. Kansas City. July 'S. Gifrord Pin-Ch6t and Speaker G. Cannon engaged in an extemporaneous debate upon conservatism before the Knife and Fork club here tonight and while each gave expression to the highest personal regard for the other and both agreed that conservatism of the nation's natural resources should be encouraged, they differed as to .Who was the father of conservation. " Mr. Cannot, who spoke first, said the late J- W. Powell, at one time director of the government geological survey, deserved the honor, but Mr. Pinchot asserted that Theodore Roosevelt was the father of conservation.