CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION

CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION

THE present issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, ASIDE FROM CONTAINING MAN other features, including tne proceedings of the International Association of Fire Engineers, is ounged to omit the proceedings of the Central States Water Works Association, which held its annual convention at Cedar Point on Lake Erie, last week. In the election of J. C. Martin of Wilmington, O., to the presidency of the association, according to custom promoted the vice-president of the previous year, and in so doing secured one of the most promising and progressive water works men of the State as the executive head. Mr. Martin is at present also president of the Ohio Water Works Association, and is a popular and approachable man who believes in liberal treatment of the public and the furnishing to them of the very best and most efficient service. In his election the association has made no mistake. Capt. J. C. Beardsley, the retiring president, has made an efficient and devoted official and has performed a distinct service to the association during his administration. Secretary Bricker took the office when the association had become rather run down, and has done much hard and faithful work. He practically prepared the program of the meeting and endeavored in so doing to present practical and timely topics for discussion. His great regret was that the members did not come to his assistance in making the question box what he wished it to be. He consents to take the office for another year, with the proviso that the association must then be ready to find another man. The officers-elect made suitable acknowledgment of the honor conferred, and President-elect Martin bespoke the co-operation of the membership in making his administration a success.

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Waterworks Men Assemble in Convention at Toledo.

Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.

TOLEDO, OHIO, August 21, 1904. The annual convention of the Central States Waterworks association was held here on August 16, 17, 18, 19. The opening meeting took place in the assembly room of the Boody house, with First Vicepresident T. R. Cook, superintendent of this city’s waterworks, in the chair. President Frank Kelley having been suddenly’ called on for special business at Cincinnati. The address of welcome was delivered by Mayor Robert Finch, and was replied to by W. Wiles, of Delaware, on behalf of the association, after which John Stollberg and Perry D. Knapp, both of Toledo, the latter chief of the police department, and Charles E. Rowe, of Dayton, treasurer, also addressed the members. So intense was the heat that the session was brought to a speedy conclusion and adjourned till the succeeding morning. Quite a number of active and associate members had entered their names on the attendance roll by the time the second day’s proceedings began. Among the exhibits in the Boody house were many water meters, nearly every company, if not all, having sent in specimens of their manufacture. Among the papers read or discussed on the second day were two of peculiar interest—namely, “The growth and prevention of algae in reservoirs” by George D. Moore, physiologist and algologist in charge of the Laboratory of Plant Physiology at Washington, and by C. W. Wiles, of Delaware, on “The water meter.” the same subject forming the groundwork of an address by A. J. Pray, of the Pittsburg Meter company, who treated it from the standpoint of the supplymen. The following officers of the association were elected: President, W. H. Ferguson. Springfield. Ohio; first viccpresident, A. W. Inman. Massillon, Ohio; State vicepresidents, John Langan, Tipton. Tnd.. W. H. Glore, Covington, Ky., T. H. Morton, Nashville, Tenn., A L. Holmes. Grand Rapids, Mich., M. F.. McKinney, Wheeling, W. Va.; secretary. W A. Veach. Newark. Ohio (re-elected): treasurer. C F.. Rowe, Dayton, Ohio (re-elected); executive committee, Jerry O’Shaughnessy. Columbus. Ohio, C. W Wiles, Delaware, T. R. Cook, Toledo; finance com mittee, Paul L. Fenner, jr., Cincinnati, Joseph I Pater, Hamilton, J. H. H. Morrison, Lima. Columbus was chosen as the place of meeting for the convention of 1903. The entertainment committee did its duty admirably, and treated the members and their friends, not omitting the ladies who accompanied them to excursions, to a banquet and a ball at the waterworks pumping station, where an extensive new floor was specially laid for the occasion. This year again, the Association of Board of Public Service of Ohio held its convention at the same time, with President Stollberg in the chair The two assoiations worked in harmony together and their joint discussions added greatly to the interest of the occasion. H. O. Pond, of Columbus, was elected its president for the ensuing year, the convention to meet at Columbus at the same time as that of the Central States Waterworks association.