On several occasions in the past the National convention and the convention of the New England Association have been held at locations and on dates so near each other that the effect has been felt in the divided attendance and interest. This condition will not exist in 1911, as St. Paul, Minn., selected for the P. A. of A. meet, and Bridgeport, Conn., selected for the meeting of the P. A. of New England, are widely separated.

Preparations for the National at St. Paul are already under way and the record for the past two years will be upheld if ability and activity on the part of the officials is a factor in the success of an association meeting. On account of the location of St. Paul, it is reasonable to suppose that the majority of attending members will be from the middle west and southern states, and this supposition is strengthened by the new turn of affairs in New England which offers an opportunity to the photographers of the Eastern states to attend a good convention without making the long trip to St. Paul.

With Bridgeport as the next meeting place and Jack Garo at the helm, the New England Association has a good foundation upon which to build a 1911 success.

Boston and the Mechanics Building, Copley Square, etc., have had their run, for a time at least, and a change of location will inject new interest into the coming meet. Bridgeport will afford ample accommodations and is a live town, and further than that Bridgeport has already extended a cordial greeting to the P. A. of N. E., assuring the visiting photographers of a warm welcome and every courtesy.The New England Association is fortunate in securing for president a man so well known and popular as John H. Garo - a photographer of ability and a genial, hard working leader who now that he has finally been induced to accept the burden of office, will make good.

In President Harris the P. A. of A. is also fortunate, as Mr. Harris has been active in convention work and is fully familiar with all the details of the work he has in hand. His executive ability and initiative will assist him greatly in shaping things to his way of thinking and his way will undoubtedly be the right way.

We wish a full measure of success to Mr. Harris, Mr. Garo and the presidents of the various associations in their work for the 1911 meetings and further than that we will as usual help to make the 1911 association work a success by hearty co-operation and generous support.