John P. Berry Reappointed.
John P. Berry, who has been superintendent of the waterworks at Waterloo, Ia., for twenty-five years, was recently appointed for another year at increased salary. During this quarter century as superintendent Mr. Berry has had no vacations other than those obtained while attending waterworks conventions as local delegate. He started as assistant in the construction work of the Waterloo system in 1886 during which year the first main was placed across the Cedar river, the ice being cut to permit the pipes to lie laid. Mr. Berry also assisted in installing the pumping engines and other equipments. In July 1886 he was appointed second engineer, and in 1891, when a board of directors assumed control of the waterworks. Mr. Berrv was chosen superintendent to succeed W. S. Harris, which position he has held ever since His friends in the various waterworks associations, as well as this publication. congratulate him on his successful career and wish him many more years of similar prosperity.