International Association of Municipal Electricians

International Association of Municipal Electricians

A record-breaking attendance is expected at the next annual convention of the International Association of Municipal Electricians, to be held at Cincinnati, O., August 24 to 27, inasmuch as the convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers is to be held in the same city a few days later. A splendid entertainment program has been arranged for the visiting delegates. Several interesting topics arc to be discussed at the meeting, they being: “Police Fatrol and Fire Alrm Records,” by Price I. Patton, 2nd Asst. Mgr. Electrical Bureau, Philadelphia, Pa.; “Lightning Protecting Apparatus for Fire and Police Telegraph Circuits,” by L. S. Brach, 123 Sussex avenue, Newark, N. J., a supply man; “The Fallacy of Placing Fire and Police Alarm Wires in Telephone Cables,” by C. E. Convers, City Electrician, San Antonio, Tex.; “Discussion of Standards of Fire Alarm Installations,” by F. A. Raymond, of National Board of Fire Underwriters, New York; “The Advisability of Using Concentric Wiring in This Country,” by R. A. Smith, City Electrician, Norfolk, Va.; “Fire Alarm Systems for Industrial Plants,” by Albert J. Cross, of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co., New York; “The Scope and Present Status of the National Electrical Safety Code,” by W. J. Canada, electrical engineer, Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.; “Practical Cable Maintenance Methods,” with demonstration, by O. F. Tallman, St. Louis, representing W. N. Matthews & Bro., Mfrs.; paper on “Storage Batteries for Fire Alarm Purposes,” by representative of Electric Storage Battery Co., of Philadelphia; “The Work of the Bureau of Standards, Including Some Account of the Cooperation of the Bureau with Municipalities in Securing Electrolysis Mitigation and Improving Electrical Service and Meter Accuracy,” by Dr. E. B. Rosa, Chief Physicist, Bureau of Standards, Washington. This paper will be illustrated with stereopticon views. “Uniform Electrical Standards,” by Dr. John Price Jackson, Commissioner of Labor and Industry, State of Pennsylvania; “The Importance of the Superintendent of Fire and Police Telegraph to His Municipality,” by W. H. Flandreau. City Electrician, Mount Vernon, N. Y. The present officers of the Association are: President, W. H. Flandreau, Mount Vernon, N. Y.; first vice-president, Chas. P. Steinmetz, Schenectady, N. Y.; second vice-president, Robert J. Gaskill, Fort Wayne, Ind.; third vicepresident, C. E. Converse, San Antonio, Tex.; fourth vice-president, Geo. V. Tudhope, Oakland, Cal.; secretary, Clarence R. George, Houston, Tex.; treasurer, C. E. Diehl, Harrisburg, Pa.

International Association of Municipal Electricians

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International Association of Municipal Electricians

The seventeenth annual convention of the International Association of Municipal Electricians will be held in the Hotel Jefferson, at Peoria, Ill., August 26 to 30, 1912. The International Association of Municipal Electricians is composed of municipal electricians from all parts of the United States and Canada, as well as front Cuba and South America. Its objects are the acquisition of experimental, statistical and scientific knowledge relating to the constitution, equipment and operation of fire and police telegraphs, light, heat and power systems, and the diffusion of this knowledge among the members of the association with a view of improving the service and reducing the cost thereof, and the establishment and maintenance of a spirit of fraternity among its members. The annual conventions have proved to be the source of much benefit to the municipalities represented by the members of the association and to the country at large through the information given out in the form of papers and discussions. These papers relate to matters of great importance to municipal electricians and their work, and are of the most practical kind, because they are prepared by practical men. The officers of the association are: President, John W. Kelly, Jr., chief of electrical bureau, Camden, N. J.; vice-presidents, John Craig, superintendent fire alarm, Toronto, Canada; W. L. Riehl, superintendent of electricity, Indianapolis, Ind.; secretary, Clarence George, city electrician, Houston, Tex.; treasurer, Clark E. Diehl, superintendent fire and police telegraph, Harrisburg, Pa.; chairman executive committee, W. E. Wolgamott, city electrician, Peoria, Ill.