Convention of the Tri-State Water and Light Association

Convention of the Tri-State Water and Light Association

The ninth annual convention of the Tri-State Water and Light Association of the Carolinas and Georgia will open at 4:00 o’clock, P. M., on Tuesday, June 17. Business sessions will continue on Wednesday, June 18, and meeting will close Thursday afternoon. The membership committee is composed of C. L. Korner, P. A. Peterson, H. C. Erwin, Henry Singleton, F. G. Saffield, Vann Livingston, W. E. Lotspeich and W. M. Gallant. L. V. Gaffney, Vann Livingston and W. T. Jones compose the committee charged with making some recommendation relative to the examination of superintendents of water and light plants. The war gave the water and light men many difficult problems and much good may result from social intercourse and exchange of ideas. The Association will meet in the home city of its past president, A. J. Sproules. The program is as follows:

Tuesday, June 17. 4.00 p. m

Invocation by the Rev. B. R. Turnipsced.

Selection by Electric Club Chorus.

Address of Welcome by Mayor A. S. Hartszog.

Address of Welcome on Behalf of Commissioners of Public Works. A. F. McKissick.

Address of Welcome on Behalf of Chamber of Commerce, Warren T. King. Secretary.

Address of Welcome on Behalf of Educational Interest, Dr. J. B. Green.

Selection by Electric Club Chorus.

Response to Address of Welcome by the President, W. F. Vest, of Charlotte.

Selection by Electric Club Chorus.

Regular Order of Business.

Recess at 6.00 p. m.

Wednesday Morning, 9.30 o’clock

Regular Order of Business.

Address on “Algal Growths.” by Dr. Francis L. Parker, Chemist and Bacteriologist, Charleston, S. C.

Address. “Electric Cooking.” by George T. Barrett, Atlanta. Ga.

Discussion on extending scope of Association so as to embrace the States of Kentucky. Virginia. North Carolina. Tennessee. South Carolina, Georgia. Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. led by J. K. Guilford, Secretary Macon, Ga. Board of Water Commissioners.

Recess until 9.30 a. m. Thursday.

Afternoon Entertainments:

1 to 3 p. m—Electrically Cooked Dinner at Power House served by Ladies of the Electric Club.

3 to 5 p. m.—Automobile Drive.

5 to 6.30 p. m.—Fire apparatus exhibition on public square.

7.30 to 9.30 p. m.—Reception to visiting Ladies.

Thursday Morning, 9.30 O’clock

Regular Order of Business.

Election of Officers and Selection of Next Place of Meeting.

Address, “Water Power vs. Steam.” by L. J. Wagner, Engineer and Builder of Waterworks, Easley. S. C.

Address, “Electrical,” by W. Rawson Collier, Atlanta.

Address, “Safeguarding Water Supplies,” by Ray Werner, Chemist, Georgia State Board of Health, Atlanta.

Address, “A 13,000.000 Gallon Motor Driven Centrifugal Pumping Plant, Design. Selection of Equipment,” Tests, by Fred C. Wyse, Engineer-Superintendent, Columbia, S. C., Waterworks.

General Discussions on Improving Conditions of Electric and Water Plants.

Adjournment.

The officers of the Association are: W. E. Vest, Charlotte, President; R. A. Easterling, Union, First Vice-President; E. D. Meredith, Tarboro, Third Vice-President; W. F. Stieglitz, Columbia, Secretary-T reasurer.

Convention of the Tri-State Water and Light Association

Convention of the Tri-State Water and Light Association

The program of the eighth annual convention of the Tri-State Water and Light Association of the Carolinas and Georgia, to be held at Wrightsville Beach, N. C., June 13, 14, and 15, with headquarters at the Oceanic Hotel, is as follows:

Opening Session 4 p. m., Thursday, June 13.—Addresses of welcome arranged by Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, H. B. Branch, secretary. Response on behalf of Association—A. J. Sproles, Greenwood, S. C. “National War Savings Pledge Day.” Discussion.

Business Session.—Regular order of business. Address, “Electrical Industry in War Tmes,” Thomas Fuller, Atlanta, Ga. Discussion of the topic. Reports of committees. Recess.

Friday Morning, 9:30 o’clock.—Regular order of business. Address, “Incandescent Lighting in War Times,” G. H. Stickney, Harrison, N. J., and T. W. Moore, Atlanta, Ga. Discussion of the topic. Reports of committees. Address, “Electrical,” . C. H. Cabiniss, Atlanta, Ga. Discussion of topic. New business, resolutions, etc. Recess at 1 o’clock, p. m.

Afternoon Session, 3 o’clock. — Round table talks on waterworks problems. Address by J. E. Guilford, president and member of Board of Water Commissioners of Macon, Ga. Discussions on coagulants, filter plants, pumping, dynamos, motors and switchboards; fuel shortage and possible results. Reports of committees. Recess at 5:30 o’clock.

Saturday Morning, 9:30 o’clock.—Regular order of business. Reports of committees. Election of officers. General discussion of water and light propositions by superintendents and managers, members of water and light boards. Closing business. Final adjournment.

The convention will be the means of bringing together the water and light men to discuss the various problems which confront the superintendents in the operation and upkeep of the plants. Several papers on electrical affairs will be presented to the convention, and as they deal with the times and the business, the superintendents and others interested in the business will profit by the experience of the experts. The waterworks problems will be discussed by the members attending the convention and each superintendent, manager, or member of the governing board is asked to come prepared to ask and answer questions. The convention hours are so arranged as to allow ample time for private consultations and recreation. The secretary, W. F. Stieglitz, Columbia, S. C., will be found in Room No. 20. Badges will be distributed, applications and dues received.