MIINUTIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,June 1, 1887 - page 69-70
R. A. Spurr moved to amend Philip Birds substitute
by increasing the salaries of all the Professors who now
receive $1500 by an equal increasement viz: $250. The
question being taken on R. A. Spurrs amendment to Birds
substitute the amendment was carried. The question thks
being taken on Philip Birds substitute as amended was lost.
The motion on Dr. Clardys resolution to adopt the report of
Gentl. Buell's Committee was then put to the house and was
The Ayes and Noes on Birds substitute as amended by
R. A. Spurr are as follows.
Spurr - R. A.
That part of Gentl. Buell's report in reference to
the Chemical Department was then taken up viz:
" We recommend the consolidation of the Deptts. of
Professor Peter and Professor Menke and the transfer of all
the functions of the Agricultu,3ral Department not pertaining
to the Chemical Department proper to the charge of Professor
Scovell, Jr. In this arrangement the Committee deems it
necessary to disperse regretfully with the services of
Professor Peter who as a chemist in various important posi-
tions has had a long and distinguished career not often
equaled in honor and usefulness. " On motion adopted.
Dr. Clardy moved that the courses of instruction in
Agriculture and Horticulture proper,. instruction under the
charge of Professor Menke be transferred to Professor Scovell
and added to his duties as Director of the Station, thus
establishing a closer and more intimate relationship
between the Agricultural Dept. of the College and the work
of the Experimenttal Station, and that eo Prof. Scovell
is hereby instructed and directed accordingly.