Annual Report of Water Works Manufacturers
The annual report of the executive committee of the Water Works Manufacturers Association which has just been issued includes the treasurer’s report from January 1, 1923 to December 31, 1923. The report refers to the fact that three conventions were held during 1923, that of the American Water Works Association, at Detroit, May 21-25, New England Water Works Association at Burlington, Vt., September 18-21 and the Southwest Water Works Association at Wichita Falls, Tex., June 18-21.
The membership at the present time consists of 94 members and there were four resignations during the year. The following firms were elected to membership: Jas. McNeil &Bro. Co.; Me Wane Cast Iron Pipe Co.; Federal Meter Co.; Elliott Fisher Co.; Edw. E. Johnson, Inc., and Hooker Electrochemical Co.
The attendance at the Detroit convention of the American Water Works Association was considerably in excess of that at the last preceding convention. There was a total of 65 exhibitors. A golf tournament was held at the Oakland Hills Golf Course, about thirty members taking part in it and C. E. Braun carrying off first honors. The executive committee of the Water Works Manufacturers Association for the year 1924, is as follows: The American City; E. I. DuPont DeNemours Co.; Hersey Manufacturing Co.; Ludlow Valve Co.; Mueller Mfg. Co.; Mathieson Alkali Works, Inc.; National Water Main Cleaning Co.; Neptune Meter Co.; The Pitometer Co.; Pittsburgh Meter Co.; Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Co.; Rensselaer Valve Co.; A. P. Smith Mfg. Co.; Wallace & Tiernan Co., Inc., and R. D. Wood & Co.
At a meeting of the executive committee on May 23, the following officers were elected to serve for the year 1924; John F. Reagan, Jr., president; C. R. Wood, vice-president; D. F. O’Brien, treasurer and John A. Kienle, secretary.
The treasurer’s report shows total receipts of $7,244.57, total disbursements of $8,553.95, excess of disbursements over receipts $1,309.38, balance of cash on deposit December 31, 1922, $2,490.88 and balance of cash on deposit December 31, 1923, $1,181.50. The funds are deposited as follows: Guarantee Trust Company, New York, $836.91; Irving Savings Institution $268.26; B. B. Hodgman, Balance of advances, $76.33. There is an investment of $1,000 in a Liberty Loan Bond.