Clipped From Harrisburg Telegraph
WEST SHORE LEAGUE FiOR some time there has been a ( rising sentiment in favor of 'co operation for municipal im provements and civic betterment in the various communities that go to make up what has come to be known as the West Shore a term compre hensive enough to include about every thing from New Cumberland to the mountains and back beyond the limits of Camp Hill. This should take the form of a concrete movement, fol lowing the address of Warren H. Manning, the' landscape architect, before the welfare and efficiency conference at the Capitol last evening. Mr. Manning pictured a very dif ferent West Shore in the future from that which exists to - day. He saw it ten, fifteen, twenty years hence as a thickly - populated locality, decorated with - fine residences, parks and play places and teeming with pleasure and business traffic, motor, trolley and horse driven, over well - constructed and scientlflcally - planned highways. A big dream, you say? Not nearly so big a dream as Mr. Manning and those who assisted him in making plans for the transformation of Har risburg back in 1901 dreamed for Har risburg, and all and more than all of their vision has been realised for this city. The natural growth of suburban population for Harrisburg is north and west Beyond the river lie lovely valleys and pleasant heights, with views unexcelled anywhere. The possibilities are all within the scope of Mr. Manning's vision. But to realize them, to insure for the future the harmonious development necessary to bring , about the desirable conditions Mr. Manning has forecasted, will require hearty co - operation of all the communities Involved with the City Planning Commission, and a continuous manifestation of that kind of public spirit for which the West Shore in recent years has become noted. A West Shore Improvement League would seem to be the next step.