At a meeting of the Executive I; ommittee of State
University, held at "resident 2arker's office, September
23rd, 1915, there were present: Messrs. Stol, lNicholls,
Johnson, Brook and Edelen;
The minutes of the previous meeting were ordered
corrected and then approveQ.
Doctor Mutchler come before th meeting and was hoard.
President ]'arker, Ur. Davies and w .. Lafferty were directed
to present a report at the next meeting of this ommittee,
on the running of the University ining-Rall for the past year.
'he Dean of the t"ollege of Arts and Science auked for
an additional appropriation of $90.00 in his department,
and ommandant Underwood asked for an appropriation of $175.00
for band instruments, and the 'ean of ('ivil ngineering asked
for a transfer of $100.00 frog his budget account to the
salary of Mr. DV. Terrell. hese three matters were, by
unanimous vote, continued until the next meeting of this
The following reports of the resident and the various
Deans of the Colleges were then presented, read and ordered
to be recorded, which are a9s follows:
TO THE EXEOC; rTTVI COMYITTETE
State e niversity,
In makin. my re-lort to You, this mornjng, it gIves me Dleas_
ure to say that we opened the 1915-16 term of the Univeritty
with an enrollment of twelve hundred (1200) students, which
constitutes a very decided increase over the enrollment, at
the same time. last year, and I feel sure that the end of the
term will sho- our usual twent-T Tpercent annual increase over
the nreceding year.
You will take pleasure, I know. in learninp' that the
new student body is uD to the full standard of excellence;
in fact, 1 do not believe that there ever has been. on this
campus. a su.perior body of younp men and women.
Everything is movinr forward smoothly and auspiciously.
and i see no reason to doubt that we will excerience a most
splendid educational yernr.
Yesterday, I received a letter from vrofersor Webb of the
Physics Deoartment; asking that a hundred dollars ($100) of the
fund heretofore allowed in the budget for a student assistant,
be used to surnlement the salary of Professor billibrew, and
gives his reasons therefor. he letter will be before you, and
I mos' heartly endorse the recommendation comtained in it.
I have also received from Lielitenant Arthur Underwood, aur
Commandant, a renuest that one hundred and seventy-five dollars
($1751.00) be anrroortated for musical instruments and musiC