Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of
the University of Kentucky, December 12, 1916
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met
in regular session with Governor A. 0. Stanley in the chair
and the following members present: Governor A. O. Stanley,
President Barker, C. B. Terrell, Frank McKee, V. 0. Gilbert,
Matt Cohen, V. J. Harris, R. J. Bassett, T. L. Hornsby, J. L.
Letterle, H. M. Proman, i. M.Elliston, Fred R. Blackburn,
Tibbis Carnenter, Gover W. HI. Cox, D. P. Smith, R. C. Stoll,
J. A. Arnons, President J. K. Patterson, J. W. Turner, G. S.
Brock, Frank Battaile, J. I. LyleJ. i. Brown, P; P. Johnston, Jr.,
Dr. S. B. Marks, Dr. A. Gatliffe, P.. W. Wathen, James Breathitt,
and C. B. Nichols being absent.
On the question of approval of the minutes of the Exe-
cutive Board which contained the report of the action of that
Board combining the Colleges of Civil and Mechanical & Electrical
Engineering, Mr. Cohen moved that the minutes be approved with
the exception of thp t part which referred to this coalition.
The motion was adopted unanimously.
At the close of the reading of the minutes, Mr. Stoll
moved that as he had beemkfbmre. that certain students and-Dean
Rowe were in waiting with petitions to be Presented to this
Board, affecting the nrooosed Engineering merger, that they be
granted permission to appear. Mr. Stoll included in his motion
also that Dean Anderson of the College of Mechanical & Electric-
al Engineering and Dean N'iorwood of the College of Mining Engineer-
ing be called before the Board. This motion was carried.
D. P. Smith moved that any number not to exceed. five of the
protesting bodies of students be permitted to speak for reason-
able time. President Patterson moved an amendment that students
be given the right to appear and be given ample time to present
their cause. Seconded by Mr. Cohen, the motion as amended- was
On motion the Board then adjourned for lunch in the College
of Home Economics.
The Board re-convened at two o'clock and Mr. Froman moved
that the Trustees tender a vote of thanks to Dean Sweeney for
the excellent dinner served to the Board and the charming manner
in which the young women served the same. The motion was
Suspending the order of nrocedure, Chaltman Stanley stated
that he would receive members of Board of Control of Patterson
Hall, consisting of Mrs. A. M. Harrison, Mrs. Elizabeth King
Smith and Mrs. S. T. iHarbison and hear their report. Mrs.
A. M. Harrison read the report of the Board of Control which
she said covered a period of the month only during which they
had served. In OonMction with this report Mrs Harrison
advised that the recreation hall, which f\ai teen converted into