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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

guidance of others. Never verbose or flowery, he was yet a speaker who brought a subtle and enduring inspiration to his listeners. Possessed of an enquiring mind, he stimulated the intellectual curiosity of others. Thoughtful, he provoked others to think. Dignified, he yet possessed a warm and genuine sense of humor. Scholarly, he yet was thoroughly practical when the time for action was at hand. He was the sort of man who "grew on you,, day by day. All these great gifts were unselfishly brought to the service of the Uni- versity. Frank L. McVey recognized that the great purpose of a University is to instill two fundamental qualities in those who come under its influence: clarity of thought, and an unending thirst for knowledge and wisdom. He thought of a University as an exciting place because it is the field of battle of ideas, a place where ideas are disputed and weighed, and every assertion tested. He understood that the great danger today is the cult of the cheap, the shoddy, and the false. Of these things he was impatient, and he sought to instill such a sense of values in the students and faculty of the University. Long after the many edifices of brick and steel which he caused to be con- structed on her campus are gone, the intangible but indelible imprint of the mind and heart of Frank L. McVey will live in and hover over the University of Kentucky. RECOGNIZING THESE THINGS, and in gratitude and respect for the life and legacy of Frank LeRond McVey, late President and President Emeritus of this University, it is hereby unanimously RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, that these words be spread at large upon the minutes of the Board and that copies hereof be furnished by the President of the University to the bereaved family of Doctor McVey. On moti'on duly made, seconded and carried, the Resolution was approved and authorized made a part of the minutes. The President was requested to send a copy to the family of Doctor McVey. S. Adjournment. Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the Board of Trustees ad- journed at 12:35 p. m. and the members went to the new School of Home Economics, where they were entertained at luncheon by the staff of the School. Frank D. Peterson, Secretary Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.