At the call of the president, Chas. F. Townsend, the Executive Committee of the P. A. of A. met at the Baltimore Hotel in Kansas City, on January 6th.

President Townsend appointed his committees and the secretary was instructed to have prepared, a letter of resolutions to the senators and representatives in Congress for the five states represented on the board, asking them to assist in defeating the portion of the Lodge bill relating to the sale and display of photographs.

Various suggestions and plans for the 1913 National Convention were discussed and the following resolutions unanimously adopted:

That a six-day convention be held, beginning July 31, 1913; that Kansas City's offer of the use of Convention Hall be accepted ; that a practical studio in operation under the best talent obtainable, be arranged on the floor of Convention Hall, and under the charge of the president, assisted by the secretary. That the Kansas City Entertainment Committee's offer of automobile rides at 8:00 a. m. ana 4:30 p. m., during the week, for tours of parks and boulevards, and Wednesday evening of Convention week at Electric Park, as their guest, be accepted with thanks.

That not more than five pictures be solicited from each exhibitor, to be passed upon by a jury.

That the Association publish a record of the convention.

That not more than 20 pictures be selected from the exhibits for reproduction in the Record, these to be only from the work of members in good standing.

Details of the interesting program will be given out later.

Kansas City's Convention Hall is the largest and most conveniently arranged building the Association has had for many years, and there will be ample room for all exhibitors, with larger spaces for display and no necessity of crowding.

Make your plans now for an exhibit and a visit to Kansas City for the National.

Small Fish Bite Hardest

A well known photographer of Spokane, Wash., whom we will call Smith, tells a good story on himself, which is worth repeating.

Smith was a young photographer at the time and his idea of a real top notch workman was an Omaha man named Eaton One day a tramp background painter drifted into Smith's studio and asked for a job painting backgrounds. Smith didn't need any work of the kind, but the man said he had just come from Omaha, where he had painted some grounds for Eaton, so Smith decided he must be good. Eaton was a great man in the eyes of Smith, and if this man was capable of painting for such men as Eaton, he was surely a good background painter, so Smith gave him a job painting a large group ground.

From An Artura Iris Print By Charles F. Townsend Des Moines, Iowa.

From An Artura Iris Print By Charles F. Townsend Des Moines, Iowa.

When the ground was finished it was something awful, but seeing he had bit, Smith paid up without a word of protest.

As the painter was leaving the studio, he remarked: "It's a queer thing about that man Eaton. After I got through with his backgrounds, he most had a fit, and doggonned if he'd pay me a cent."

A SAFE CIRCUIT "Flash! Bang! Sizz! and then darkness."

"Jimmy! - light a candle and bring me a fuse plug. That Hash of lightning hit a wire somewhere and put our lights out."

You have probably had this experience if you use electricity, and you know that a new fuse plug fixes things up again in short order.

This is a Tested Chemical story and if you are interested in the welfare of your business, keep on reading and get the point of the story.

When a man wires your studio for electricity, he puts in several fuse plugs at the point where the wires from the outside connect with those on the inside. In fact, the connection is through these plugs and in them lies the safety of the inside wiring.

The current is tested by the fuse in the plug. That is to say, if the outside current is too strong, the fuse burns out and disconnects your lamps from the temporary overcharge from the outside wires. A new fuse puts your light system in order again.

Were it not for this fuse plug if your wiring was directly connected with the heavy wires outside - every overcharge of those wires would burn out the lamps in your studio, which would be a very expensive proposition.

Eastman Tested Chemicals come to you only after they have gone through the safeguarding hands of our chemical testing experts. They are tested both for over and under-strength and are only allowed to pass and reach your studio in a uniform condition - in a condition which assures you of securing the best possible results.

The circuit runs from the chemical factory, through the testing fuse plug of our laboratories, and into your studio. If there is an over or under-charge of strength or a lacking in purity, the chemicals never reach you.

From An Artura Iris Print By Charles F. Townsend Des Moines, Iowa.

From An Artura Iris Print By Charles F. Townsend Des Moines, Iowa.

If you are really interested in securing the very best results, you will connect up with this circuit. We have established it that your results might be safeguarded, for our success, as well as yours, depends upon your results.

Get acquainted with the mark of chemical certainty, the E. K. Tested Chemical Seal. It is the fuse plug between the manufacturer and your results.