Executive Board Meets With Chairmen
in Headquarters City
All twelve N.D.H.A. directors attended the
two-day spring meeting of the Executive Board at
the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13. Eleven of the
thirteen committee chairmen were present. Those
absent submitted written reports.
Glen D. W'inans, General Superintendent of
Central Heating of The Detroit Edison Company;
Ernest T. Smith, Head, Gilsulate Service Section,
American Gilsonite Company and W. W. Stevenson,
formerly of the local company were in attendance.
Also present, and representing the Pittsburgh company, were David W. Loucks and William E. Lucas.
Mr. Walter Wisschusen of the Consolidated
Edison Company of New York, Chairman of the
N.D.H.A. 1959 Annual Meeting, came to the meeting to report on preparations for the Golden
Anniversary get-together to be held at Skytop, Pa.
The meeting arrangement was different from
that which has prevailed at past Board meetings.
Instead of calling the meeting to order at nine
o'clock on Thursday, the three vice-presidents held
preliminary meetings of their committees, thereby
expediting the decisions made later by the whole
Following the luncheon in the Park Room,
which was held the first day and attended by
thirty-three members, President Gillim called the
meeting to order.
The Minutes of the previous meeting were
approved, and Secretary-Treasurer Collins read the
financial reports as of December 31, 1958 and
February 28, 1959. Copies of the year-end audit
were delivered to members of the Board.
Secretary Collins reported that more Handbooks
had been sold in 1958 than in 1957; the 1958
Proceedings was being bound and should be ready
for delivery in the near future; and a new membership roll was being printed. He said that the
ApriI 1959 issue of "District Heating" would be
the Golden Anniversary number; it would be larger
than any previous issue; would contain more advertising: would have several interesting articles about
district heating; and there would be an historical
section complete with pictures. He also said that
eight papers for the June meeting had been received at Headquarters, and that other committees
were preparing their programs.
The Board approved the site for the 1961
Annual Meeting, Wentworth-by-the-Sea near Portsmouth, N. H.
Membership Chairman Fred Deutsch presented
nine applications for membership to the Board for
approval-seven District Heating Personal, one
Allied Company, and one Associate Company.
At the fall meeting of the Board last September,
the Educational Committee was assigned the job of
revising the Organization Chart of the Executive
Board; and the Past Presidents Committee was
asked to compose an Organization Chart for the
Association. Leo F. Collins, Educational Committee Chairman, and John C. Haroldson, Past Presidents Committee Chairman, presented the results
of their committees' efforts to the Board at the
spring meeting, and both the revised and new
charts were approved.
An all-time monthly production peak of
1,0'31,053,00.0 lb of steam for space heating and
some industrial processing was reached for
December 1958 by the Central Heating System
of The Detroit Edison Company. Fifty one
thousand tons of coal was consumed.
The Scranton Steam Heat Company was
host to 80 civic and business leaders at the
recent dedication of its new offices and modern
facilities (which cost $350,0,00). Mrs. Susan V.
Rossi, President and Director of the utility,
announced that more customers would be added
to the 1100 now served.
Fourteen hundred feet of old 14 in. and
10 in. cast iron main, installed in 1910" was
replaced in 1958 by a 16 in. steel main by the
Wisconsin Electric Power Company in its steam
system. The addition of service to a 2,000,000
cu ft building necessitated the extension of
200 ft of 12 in. steel line.
The Central Station Steam Company is
celebrating some anniversaries this spring. On
April 1, it will be 50 years since John Redfield
purchased the business. On May 1, it will be
30 years since John Hart, Chicago Representative of the Company, joined it. On June 1, it
will be 50 years since William R. Owen, now
President, went to work for the organization.