The Execuative Committee of the State University of
Rentucky met in special session in President Barker's of-
fice, Friday, March5, 1915, at 12 b'clock.
Those present were: Messrs. C. B. Nichols, T. L.
Edelen, R. C. Stoll, J.C. Brown and P. P. Johnston.
Absent: M!essrs. C. B. Ter ell and G. a. Brock.
President Barker made report relative to imorovements
being made in W inslow Street. He stated that in ompany with
Mr. Johnston, he had gone down to see the commissioners
about the street a-.d found thet tfiey were not at all imrress-
ed with the idea that they should deliberately pay any part
of it. They stated that they were under the impression that
it was for the benefit of the University, and that but for
the University, they would not have engaged in it. 'hey had
passed no ordinance nor authorized anybody to do anything
at all with reference to the street. The President further
stated that he had never talked with the commissioners before
on the subject and they did not nretend that hoe ever had.
They admitted that nobody purporting to represent the Board
of Trustees or Executive Committee had ever talked with them.
'hey, however, were under the impression that Judge Lafferty
had spoken by authority'in what he had znid to them, although
he had not told them this in so many words.
Presl dent Barker reolied that they ought to know that
only the Board of Trustees had full authority to bind the
University and that the ExecutiVe Committee represented the
Board when it was not in session. 'uther conversation
was earried on with the commissioners who were very kind
and friendly towards the University; The President stated
that he explained to them that tnis was not a question of
what the Board of Trustees would like to do. They were
confronted with the law, which as they interpreted it,
was like the law of the Medes and Persians- no variation
in it whatever. 'he President said that on being asked to
give his opinion, he had declined. The commissioners cited
the matter of improving Lioeetone Street, toward which the
Uhivtrsity wasto make annual payments for ten years, and
said that they considered Winslow a parallel case. In this
the President spid that he tsought the university iiad done
wisely, but that bhis action on the part of the Board would
not bind it as to future improvements.
The Gommissioners held the opinion that they had the
right to put the street through and take the University's
The following letter from the Mayor of the City of Lbep
ington to the Executive Committee, was read: