The Richmond Convention
An elaborate program of great interest has been prepared for the thirty-seventh annual convention of the American Water Works Association which opens in the city of Richmond, Va., on Monday, May 7 and continues to and including Friday, May 9. Convention committees have been announced and they include: Local Commitee of Arrangements—E. E. Davis, chairman; William Lawton, Jr.; Charles E. Bolling, Charles Burkert, Richard Messer, O. E. Parish, W. T. Dabney, George C. Ruskell, J. T. Palmatary, Christian H. Clarke, John J. Mitchell, John E. Rose, Felix Keegan and Fred Powell. Ladies’ Reception Committee—Mrs. Christian H. Clarke, chairman; Mrs. Felix Keegan, Mrs. S. D. Elliott, Mrs. Charles Burkert, Mrs. VV. T. Dabney, Mrs. O. E. Parish, Mrs. Richard Messer, Mrs. Geo. C. Ruskell, Mrs. J. T. Palmatary and Mrs. Fred Powell. Water Works Manufacturers’ Association Entertainment Committee—D. B. McCarthy, chairman; D. F. O’Brien, W. C. Sherwood, Clinton Inglee, A. W. Koiner and A. T.Smith. Ladies’ Committee—Mrs. R. E. Milligan, of New York, chairman; Mrs. H. M. Lofton, of Chattanooga, Ten.; Mrs. A. W. Koiner, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. L. E. Strothman, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. J. W. Neave, of Salisbury, N. C.; Mrs. D. B. McCarthy, of New York, N. Y.; Mrs. P. A. Peterson, of Atlanta. oa. The entertainment features have been well provided for, so as to assure a notably pleasant occasion for the delegates and the lady visitors. The entertainment features arranged include a reception in the auditorium of the Jefferson (the room in which the meetings arc held) on the evening of Tuesday. There will be music, dancing and refreshments provided by the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association. For the ladies there will be in the morning a shopping and sight-seeing trip, personally accompanied by Ladies’ Local Reception Committee of Richmond. The return to the hotels will be in time for lunch. In the afternoon there will be an automobile trip for the ladies to points of historical interest. The start will be from the Jefferson and the return in time for dinner. This trip is arranged by the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association. At two o’clock on the afternoon of Wednesday the members, ladies and guests will, as guests of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Asociation, take cars to the Richmond Country Club, where the golf committee has arranged for a series of golf contests with valuable and attractive prizes. Club lunch will be served. The afternoon will be spent in Southern country club features and the return to Richmond will be made at the convenience of members. On Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock there will be a card party for the ladies and their guests in the salon of The Jefferson. Attractive prizes, provided by the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association will be awarded. At one o’clock on the afternon of Friday there will be entertainment by the city of Richmond. A special train will leave the Main Street Station at one o’clock for the Richmond settling basins, thence to the Richmond pumping station, where lunch will be served, followed by dancing and picnic features. Return to the city can be made by trolley at the convenience of members.