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By the death of Mr. Charles F. Mountney (Associate) on the 7th March, the Western Counties Branch has lost one of its Founder members and staunchest supporters. Mr. Mountney, who was in his sixty-first year, was elected to the Institution in 1923. He helped to found the Western Counties Branch and served on the Committee since its inception. He supported all the activities of the Branch, before which he read two papers, and served with distinction as Vice-chairman from 1940 to 1945. Many of our younger members, not only in the Western Counties, but throughout the country, will remember with gratitude the training and guidance they received from him at the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College, where he lectured for over twenty years, A successful Dinner and Dance was held at the
In the autumn of last year the Author spent two months in Germany on an Assessing Committee sent out by the Ministry of Works and the paper which is now presented is the outcome of that tour. John Mason
Mr Philip Reece (F): It has been mentioned already that the trussed rafter industry is now 15 years old, and I think it is by no means too soon for Mr Ransom to peer into the future and see what possible dangers are awaiting the use of the trussed rafter on a big scale. There will be, and are, plenty of legitimate criticisms. After 15 years, it is unlikely that such a revolution as we made in the building industry would go by without leaving some traces somewhere. But let us not lose sight of what the trussed rafter has achieved for us.