Southwestern Water Works Association
The sixth animal convention of the Southwestern Water Works Association which will be held in Topeka, Kan., on June 11 to 14, the Association convening in the Auditorium, is to be opened with an address by Mayor J. E. House, of Topeka. Charles H. Ade, of San Antonio, Tex., is to make the response to the address of welcome, after which the roll will be called and President Jesse Shaw, of Topeka, will deliver his address.
Other features of the program for Monday, June 11, are: 11 JO a. m., meeting of the executive committee: report of the secretary and treasurer, E. L. Fulkerson, secretary and generol manager of the Water Company, Waco, Tex.; paper on “The New Filtration Softening Plant for Shreveport, La.,” by John B. Hawley, consulting engineer, Fort Worth, Tex. 4.30 p. m., trolley ride over the city followed by an organ recital at the Auditorium. 8 p. m., illustrated talk “How to Conduct Bond Campaigns,” by R. E. McDonnell, consulting engineer, Kansas City, Kan. The program for the other days includes Tuesday, June
12, 10 a. m., paper on “Electrolysis in Water Pipes,” by Joseph W. Ivy, Kansas City, Mo.; a discussion on water meters, who should own them, how and how often tested, notice to owners of property when meter is to be set, and time allowed to put plumbing in order before meter rate is charged, instructions to householders or owners aboue care and reading of meters, detecting leaks, etc,; Question Box ; 2 p. m., paper on “Standardization,” by D. B. Reynolds, assistant superintendent, Water Company, Beaumont, Tex.; 3.30 p. m., theatre party for ladies. There will be a discussion on metering fire lines, should a water company meter all fire lines, and a charge made for all water recorded by meter, is it a paying investment to have fire lines metered?; Question Box; 4.30 p. m. Demonstration of a 20-inch valve insertion under pressure, by W. A. Start, of the A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company; 7.30 p. m., banquet at Chamber of Commerce Hall and an informal dance.
Wednesday, June 13, 10 A. M. Paper on “The Financing and Building of an Adequate Water Works and Fire Protection System in a City Where it has Reached a Population of Five Thousand,” by Henry C. Porter, chief engineer, Kingsville, Tex.; Question Box; 12 noon, sight seeing automobile trip to Gage Park where picnic lunch will be served; ballgame between the superintendents and the supply men; captain of superintendents’ team, J. W. Bennett, Oklahoma City; captain of supply men’s team, M. H. Collins, Chicago, Ill.; umpire, Robert Gresham, Temple, Tex.; official scorer, Hardy Greenwood, Dallas, Tex.; 2 p. m., illustrated talk “Filtration of Municipal Water Supplies,” by B. B. Black, consulting engineer, Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, June 14, 10 a. m., round table discussion. Topics: How Can the Water Works Men Assist the State Board of Health in Public Health in Public Health Work, Experience in Cleaning Water Mains, Practice in Regard to Hydrants and Valve Inspection. Question Box. Recommendations of the Executive Committee to the Association. Election of officers, 3 p, m. Water display by the Topeka Fire Department.
The present officers of the Association are: President, Jesse Shaw, Superintendent Water Company, Topeka, Kan.; First Vice-President, J. W. Lacy, Superintendent Water Company, Brookfield, Mo.; Second Vice-President, R. C. Trube. Superintendent Water Company, Texas City, Tex.; Third Vice-President, A. M. Burgess, Superintendent Water Company. Galveston, Tex.; Fourth Vice-President. J. D. Stover, Secretary Water Company, Dallas, Tex.; Fifth Vice-President, H N. LaRue, Superintendent Water Company, Henryctta, Okla.; Sixth Vice-President, J. H. Bell, Superintendent Water Company, Salina, Kan.; Seventh Vice-President, J. W. Bennett, Superintendent Water Company, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Secretary and Treasttrer, E. L. Fulkerson, Secretary and General Manager Water Company, Waco, Tex.; Chaplain. Rev. P. A. Heckman, Temple, Tex. The Entertainment Committee consists of Charles H. Ade, chairman; J. Gerrity, L. J. Van De Wall, J. W. Fitzpatrick, W. A. Start. The Ladies’ Committee consists of Miss Flora Wesper, chairman; Miss Mildred Shaw and Mrs. J. Gerrity.