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Co-operation with Other Organizations
Your Association has co-operated with other associations on subjects of mutual interest, with beneficial results.
Among the organizations with which conferences have been held during the year are the following:
American Committee on Electrolysis
Amendments to Constitution
Two amendments to the Constitution were submitted to vote by letter-ballot during the year: (1) To amend Article V, Section 4, paragraph b, and (2) to amend Article VI, Section 2—the first amendment contemplating the inclusion of past or present members of the Board of Direction for eligible candidates for President and for Vice-President; and the second amendment requiring the Nominating Committee to select two candidates for Vice-President instead of one candidate.
Both amendments having received a majority number of those voting, the two amendments become effective immediately. The vote on the two amendments is as follows:
j For Amendment No. 1...
658 Against Amendment No. 1.
58 For Amendment No. 2.
685 Against Amendment No. 2.
31 Respectfully submitted,
E. H. Fritch,
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR CALENDAR YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1921 Balance on hand January 1, 1921..
. $ 1,970.00
Publications Interest Account
Sale of Dinner Tickets
.$ 6,800.00 Proceedings
76.05 Stationery and Printing
670.18 Rents, Light, etc..
845.00 Telegrams and Telephone
99.86 Committee Expenses
77.18 Officers' Expenses
22.27 Annual Meeting Expenses
2,271.37 Refunds Account Duplicate Payments
14.60 Audit ...
150.00 Reprints of Report Joint Committee on Concrete and Reinforced Concrete.
325.00 Rail Committee
. $46,358.46 Excess of Receipts over Disbursements.
Balance on hand December 31, 1921....
STRESSES IN TRACK FUND
Disbursements: Transportation ... Hotels and Meals Supplies
Balance on hand in S. T. & S. Bank, Decem-
962.20 Respectfully submitted,
BOARD OF DIRECTION.
REPORT OF THE TREASURER
Excess of Receipts over Disbursements..
Balance on hand December 31, 1921.....
4,151.86 Petty Cash Fund.
The securities listed above are in a safety deposit box of the Merchants' Loan & Trust Safe Deposit Company, Chicago.
GEO. H. BREMNER,
I have made an audit of the accounts of the American Railway Engineering Association for the year ending December 31, 1921, and find them in accordance with the foregoing financial statements.
GENERAL BALANCE SHEET
December 31, 1921 ASSETS
1921 Due from Members.
4,710.84 Due from Sale of Publications.
1,286.82 Due from Advertising..
680.00 Due from American Railway Association.
2,459.68 Due from American Railway Express Co., Claim Furniture and fixtures (cost)..
997.40 Gold Badges
84.00 Publications on hand (estimated)
500.00 Investments (cost)
40,565.65 Interest on Investments (accrued)
1920 $ 3,865.85
896.84 1,752.97 645.60 25.00
On motion of Mr. J. R. W. Ambrose, the reports of the Secretary and of the Treasurer were approved.
The President:—The reports are approved. The Chair extends the privileges of the floor to railroad officials who are not members of this Association, and also to college professors that are present.
The next order of business is the consideration of reports of standing and special committees. The first committee report to be considered is that of the Yards and Terminals Committee. Will the Committee please come forward?
We will have a variation in the reports from former years. The chairman will present the report as a whole, and the vice-chairmen will present the portions for which they are responsible.
The Chairman, Mr. Arthur Montzheimer, Chief Engineer of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, will present the report of this Committee.
(For report, see pp. 65-84.)
The President:-The report on Economics of Railway Labor will be presented by the Chairman, Mr. C. E. Johnston, General Manager, Kansas City Southern Railway.
(For report, see pp. 669-705.)
The President:-The report of the Ballast Committee will be submitted by the Chairman, Mr. F. J. Stimson, Chief Engineer Maintenance, Southwest Region, Pennsylvania System.
(For report, see pp. 130-158.)
The President:- The Chair would ask unanimous consent to make a change in the order of the program. The Memorial Meeting to John Findley Wallace and Col. George H. Webb was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, but we would like to hold it on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock instead. If there is no objection, the change will be made in the program.
The President:–The report of the Committee on Iron and Steel Structures will be presented by the Chairman, Mr. 0. E. Selby, Principal Assistant Engineer, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway.
(For report, see pp. 159-223.)
The President:—The report of the Standardization Committee will be presented by the Chairman, Mr. E. A. Frink, Principal Assistant Engineer, Seaboard Air Line Railway.
(For report, see pp. 225-228.)
The President :-The report of the Committee on Signals and Interlocking will be presented by the Chairman, Mr. W. J. Eck, Signal and Electrical Superintendent, Southern Railway.
(For report, see pp. 229-231.)
The President:—The report of the Tie Committee will be presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. W. A. Clark, Chief Engineer, Duluth & Iron Range Railroad.
(For report, see pp. 233-262.)
The President:-The report of the Special Committee on Stresses in Railroad Track will be presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Professor A. N. Talbot, of the University of Illinois.
(For report, see p. 429.)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1922
The President :—The report of the Committee on Track will be presented by the Chairman, Mr. W. P. Wiltsee, Assistant Engineer, Norfolk & Western Railway.
(For report, see pp. 575-620.)
The President:—The report of the Committee on Shops and Locomotive Terminals will be presented by the Chairman, Mr. F. E. Morrow, Assistant Chief Engineer, Chicago & Western Indiana Railway.
(For report, see pp. 263-391.)
The President:-We will now hold the Memorial Meeting for the late John Findley Wallace and Colonel George H. Webb.
The President:- The Chair will announce the following appointees for Tellers for the election of officers. They are asked to meet with the Secretary immediately after the close of this session: P. H. Winchester, J. K. Pettus, J. V. Johnston, W. Forrest Ogle, 0. C. Badger and H. C.