Leadership

FIRE AND WATER

Issue 2 and Volume 1895 16.

FIRE AND WATER REPEATED failure has thus far been the only result of the persistent efforts of Colonel George E. Waring, Jr., Commissioner of Street Cleaning in New York, to secure election to membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Colonel Waring has repeatedly sent in his application and has been as often refused admission. The opposition to him is strong and determined, but his friends in the association are equally resolute and proclaim their determination to continue to urge his application for membership. It is difficult to ascertain what is the real reason for the opposition. It has been stated that the principal argument against him is furnished by incidents in his professional career, while his friends stoutly maintain that the opposition to the colonel is in a great measure personal and in a few cases is inspired by jealously. The incident in his professional career alluded to…

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