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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees, University of Kentucky, April 3, 1945. The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met in the Presidentts Office at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, 1945. The fol- lowing members were present: Governor S. S. Willis, Judge R. C. Stoll, i-Trs. Paul G. Blazer, John Fred Williaims, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Horace Cleveland, J. C. Everett, H. D. Palmore, R. P. Hobson, Robert Tway, Thomas Cutler, Grover Creech, Harper Gatton and Judge Harry W. Walters. President H. L. Donovan and Comptroller Frank D. Peterson, Secretary of the Board, were present. A. Petition of Students Submitted to Governor Willis. President Donovan read a copy of the petition of certain students in attendance at the University of Kentucky which had been submitted to Governor Willis on April 2, 1945, asking for a public hearing on the Aeronautical Research Laboratory, which was originally given to the University by Axel Wenner-Gren. Governor Willis then read the letter which was submitted by the petitioners with the petition. The official minutes of the Board of Trustees kept by the Secre- tary were then produced for the past five years and Judge Stoll read aloud to the members of the Board each reference in the minutes of this period to the Wenner-Gren Aeronautical Research Laboratory or the Aeronautical Research Laboratory, which minutes concerned the receipt of the gift, the construction of the building, and the opera- tion of the Laboratory, giving to the Board and the Governor the complete record relating to the Laboratory from its original inception to date. The Governor requested a complete copy of the minutes sent to his office, a statement as to profit or loss from the operation of the Laboratory, the number of men taughst in the Laboratory, and the soldiers trained at the University from 1942 to date. B. Architects' Plans--Men's Dormitory, Women's Dormitory, and Auditorium-Field House. President Donovan reported to the Board that the architects who have been employed by the Board to design plans and make specificd. tions for certain buildings were available, and would be pleased to show to members of the Board the preliminary plans of each building, John F. Wilsons architect employed to plan and supervise the construction of the Men's Dormitory, was invited to come before the Board. Ivr. Wilson presented his plan in detail and answered various questions about the proposed plan, after which he withdrew from the meeting.