New Officers Central States Section A.W.W.A.
The officers elected at the twenty-fourth annual convention of the Central States Section of the American Water Works Association, which took place at the Engineers’ Club, Columbus, Ohio, on September 27 and 28, were as follows: Chairman, Charles A. Finley, managing engineer, bureau of water, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Vice-charman, George C. Gensheimer, Erie, Pa.; Treasurer, A. W. Inman, Massillon, Ohio; Secretary. Edward H. Collins, Detroit, Mich.; Trustees. J. C. Beardsley, Thompson Meter, Cleveland, Ohio; Col. T. A. Leisen, civil engineer, department of water supply, Detroit, Mich., and Philip Burgess, 141 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. The program of the convention included the following papers: “Improvements and Extensions to the Water Supply for the City of Columbus, Ohio,” by Clarence Hoover, engineer in charge: “The Preparation of a Rational Schedule of Water Rates,” by J. N. Chester, consulting engineer, Pittsburgh. Pa.; “Water Supply Legislation in Ohio,” a joint paper by W. H. Dittoe, chief engineer of the state department of health, and F. H. Waring, principal assistant engineer; “The Rating of Water Systems,” by a representative of the National Board of Fire Underwriters; “Some Observations on the Control of the Operation of Rapid Sand Filter Plants,” by J. W. Ellms, consulting engineer, Cleveland, Ohio. The reading of these papers was followed by round table discussion on subjects of essential interest to water works superintendents at the afternoon session.