Officers, Minnesota Section, A. W. W. A.
The new officers of the Minnesota Section, American Water Works Association, elected at the fifteenth annual meeting, are as follows: Chairman, J. A. Childs, Engineer, Division of Sanitation, State Board of Health, University of Minn., Minneapolis; vice-chairman, Felix Seligman, Chief Engineer of Pumping Stations, Water and Light Department, Duluth, Minn.; secretary-treasurer, Arthur F. Mellen, Filtration Engineer, Water Works Department, Minneapolis; trustees, A. D. Horne, Supt. Water and Light Commission, Fairmont, Minn; E. McCulloh, Consulting Engineer, Minneapolis, and Ole Forsberg, Chemist, Oliver Iron Mining Co., Hibbing, Minn.
The meeting was held in Main Engineering Building Auditorium, of the University of Minnesota, on November 13, with 28 in attendance at the morning session and 23 at that in the afternoon. There were several important papers read, among them the following: “Hard and Soft Waters and Related Problems” J. W. Kelsey, General Superintendent, Bureau of Water, St. Paul; “Algae Growths, Their Treatment with Copper Sulphate and the Relationship of this Treatment to Tastes and Odors,” Prof. N. F. Huff, University of Minnesota (Published on page 1385, December 23, FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING); “The Posting of Signs on Highways Indicating Approved Public Water Supplies,” H. A. Whittaker, Director, Division of Sanitation, State Board of Health; “The Value of Technical Journals and Their Use,” Karl C. Schmidt, Manager, Municipal Engineering Department, Charles L. Pillsbury Co., Minneapolis; “Underground Material and Maintenance Problems,” G. C. Pruett, Superintendent, Water and Light Commission, Virginia, Minn., and “The Value of National Organizations and State Sections,” C. M. Crowley, Registrar, Bureau of Water, St. Paul.
Besides much general discussion of the papers, there was also considerable talk by members on important water works subjects.