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flakes Explicit statement of state College‘s
Financial Condition- State Gives it $20,000.

President Janos K. Patterson, of state College, was seen last night in regard
to the resolution offered in the house yesterday by Representative of a committee
of five to investigate the financial condition of State College.

President Patterson denies the report that there is $40,000 of the college's
money in a Lexington bank, but there is in bank between eight and nine thousand
dollars belonging to the general fund. In explaining how the impression got out
that State College is reserving money he said.

The annual incose of State College 1: .a.nl 59‘,""0 received from the folloving
sources: From the Horrill Act of 1890, $21,375; the income from state tax varies,
but for 1903 it was $34,500; interest from United States bonds, $8,644.50; fees
from students, $3,954.75. Total, $68, 474. 55.

”Out of this sense the salaries of professors, assistants and employees, $52,560,

. current expenses, occluding fuel, water, lights, improvements and salaries of cadet
officers brings the total capenees up to $79,920.

“The state legislature of 1900 and 1902 made an appropriation of $60,000 for

, the erection of a feaals dornitory. Out of this there was spent $10,500 for grounds-
This amount was borrowed from a bank in this city. It was utterly impossible at
that time to get our warrants cashed. The lot on which the dormitory was built had
to be bought within a limited time so the only chance was to secure this money and
at once close the deal. There has only been $40,000 drawn from the state on this
appropriation, leaving a balance of $20,000 due. This amount has also been borrcsed
from the banks to meet contracting obligations which could not be postponed. There
is now due the StatebCollegs $5,000 semi-annual interest on bonds. This money has
been due since January 1.

"Representative Clark raised the question that the college has made no report
to the legislature, saying what the school is doing. I say on the contrary that we
have made a report to each legislature since 1880. The report for the present year
was handed to Gov. Beckham for transmission to the legislature the first day of the
session. That report was sent to the fetter Printing company at Louisville by Stats
Inspector Hines about the middle of January. It is still in the hands of the Fetter
people and will be delivered within a few days.

"This report contains a full detailed statement of the operation of the college
since the last report, which Was delivered to the legislature of 1902.

"The law requires the college authorities to submit their report to the general
assembly within one month from convening: “0 "‘mrrc “ave it in preparation in time
to place it in the neuberb' hands within the required time, The delay is not caused
from the college authorities, but from the printer."

President Patterson says he will heartily welcome an inspection of the college's
books, for then the legislature sill have a thorough opportunity to see its needs.
An investigation will reveal the fact that every dollar spent is accounted for and
will give the nembers an insight into the running of this grand institution.

The Lexin on Delocrnt rob. 12 1904 l
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‘ GKle 7 17 1941. p 1 3 ‘ ‘

 Pres. Patterson
lakes Teechere a Little Telk on Second
Day of Joint-County Institute.

Yesterday wee the second dny of the Joint institute of the teechere of Fiyette
and Jessenise tounties. Frat. m. 0. Winfrey, of the hiddleebore public schools is
conducting the session and proving beyond a doubt thet he is the right nan in the
right piece. He takes hold with a Vin and makes the teachers feel their work is
a pleasure indeed.

The teachers were treeted to e short talk by President Patterson of State Col-
lege yesterday and expressed the greatest edniration for bin. He gave then e
clear-cut sensible talk on matters of interest to every teacher and received the
earnest attention or all. .

Prof. c. F. Groxton is conducting the musical feature in his usual inimiteble

... (Teachers trip to world's fair after adjournment.)

The Lexington Democrat , Aug. 24, 1904. p.2, col. 3.
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 , with Leniency ,
President Patterson Decided hurrell Case - ,
Student Hay Return To Dormitory After
Short Period.

President J. K. Pattereoa, of the state College, has settled the A. D. Harrell a
case to the satisfaction of all parties concerned. He has decided that Harrell must
leave the doraitoryp but that if he behavee as a student at the college should, he
I111 he peraitted to return to the dorlitory in due tile.

After the resolution of the executive eon-ittee was adopted that gave treeident
Patterson the authority to decide the controversy, lurrell vent to President Patterson
and told hia that he was eorry that the controversy had cone up, and that he would
not have taken the stand that he did if he had not been ill-advised. President
Patterson says that he behaved like a gentlelan and a nan.

The relieving ie the resolution of the executive can-ittee;

"Resolved, That authority be given to the preeident of the college to refuse
to admit to residence on the grenade those students whose presence he regards as
likely to be detrimental to discipline and the general good, and that he be direct-
ed te notify such students of his intention to refuse the. per-lesion to live on
the college grenade, and that he have authority likewise to remove from the ground
any student whose presence may in hie estimation be injurious to the general well

The Lexington Democrat, October 8, 1904. p.8, col. 1.
7/31/1941. ,

 Lerner PATTI-211nm
Returns from important Mission in Washington .
Presi ent James K.Pettereon has juet returned from a
visit to Washington City where he fled gone to hold an interview
with leading members of Congresn in regard to an important measure '
now tending in Congress which, if passed, will be a great relief
to State Col ege. The bills, which are now before both Houses of
Congrese with favorable conditions of pee:ege provide a handsome
I enfiowment for nohoels of .inee and mining engineering in connection
i with land grant colleges organized under the not of 1862, is already
told in the LEADER. The pesmege of the bills by Congress would be a
Boon not only to State Colleges, but to Lexington as well. Owing to
the recent fievelopment of mines and mining influstries in the State
the need of a great school of mines for the State has been keenly
In an interview with a representative of the Leanna
’ President Patterson saifl in regard to his visit to Tashington:
There are two gills pending before Congress, one known as
the tenete Bill No. 3253, an& the other pending before the House,
Known as the hondell Bill No. 7006. Senator Patterson, of Colorado,
‘ who has charge of the bill in the Senate, ear: in an interview with
him that there was no doubt whatever that it would pass the Senate at
an early day by a large majority. If so, it will go to the House with
the preetige of success in the Senate. The information is that an
overwhelming majority of the House of Representatives is in favor of the
passage of the neasure. The Committee on Rules in the House of Representa-
tives can expedite or delay any measure before that body...
In general terms, the hill provides for an apQrOprietion of
$10,000 a year for the endowment of schools of mines and mining
engineering organized in connection with the land grant colleges of 1862.

 Teachers Not Paid Enough.
President Patterson's Opinion CoirotAnfi ”4“ View of Noted
English Educator on the Subject.

... (Nothing pertaining to State College.)

The Lexington Democrat, October 17, 1904, p.2, col. 3.

State universities maintained by the State, and which have
already established in connection with them schools of mines and
mining engineering,will share equally in the annual aperDriation
I with the land grant colleges. Schools of Mines and Mining Engineering
established in any State, but not in connection with either land
grant colleges or State universities, will also share as beneficiaries
in the angropriation made. Almost every State in the Union is more
or less interested in mining industries. The appropriation or
$10,000 the first year will be increased by an annual increment of
$1,000 a year until the maximum, namely, $20,000, is reached.
Both the Sen tors and all the Representatives of Kentucky in
Congress will give it their unqualified and earnest suptort.
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Source of information: The Lexington Leader. Agril 12,1906.
;. 7, Col. 4-
AD: 10/ 20/ 39

' Head of State College goes to Northern City to
procure Professors to fill vacant chairs.
Presifiant James K.Pittergon of the State College,
has just returned from Ghicago, ghere he went for the yurpose
of meeting several profesrors of Civil engineering in
connection with his ;lan of securing the best selaetion he
can poopibly make for the Civil Engineering Department of the
State College, nhich was mafia Vacant by the departure of
Prof. John P.3rooks at the close of last term.
Presifient Eat arson gaii a visit to flow lurk three
weeks ago in the same connection. Both in that city ané in
Chiczgo he found several professors of Civil engineering who
seemed to reach the standard of his requirements. He is now
considering carefully, the choice to be mafia from five of
these, any one of whom has the highest qualifications for .
confiucting a sugarior civil engineering course.
Premiflent Patterson said to the LEADER regresentative
that it is his yolicy to come in contact personauhy'uifla
profesoors when endeavoring to fill a vacandp in any of the
deyartments so that he will have every opyortunity to make the
best selection. He considers not only the ability of those with
whom he meets for the purpose, but their cagacity in the way of
personal magnetism. I
Presidunt Hatterson said that the Department of Chemistry
- also had a vacancy, anfi he had under conoideration the selection
of one from several professors who were up to his r quirements.
The vacancy in the deagrtment of French and German, he said, was

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Pm. Finnegan .sorr neon CEICAGO. ‘ (Guam)
recently filled to hit-r satisfaction by the acceptance of Ij
the upgoinment of Professor Alfred Zembrod of Kentucky University.
Source of information: The Lexington Leader. July 29, 1906. 9'
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fieturns from Brton flouge Conference...
. President James K. :«tterson of Kentucky
etate Coliege returned J turfl y Light from the innual 5:303; tion ~
of American 3;n‘ Grunt C l egos :hi:h re: held at Exton reuge, ‘lk
Louisiana. there 4px 3 i rge :ttend nee at the : HOCifitiOn and in I

: m‘ny run eats the meeting Je; one of the most noted in the history

E of the is ociation. Kentucky 4tate 801.938 feel: honored to have

% :rof. H.A.5covell, Eirector of the ngeriment :t;tion, chosen as

i one of the vice ,ro3idcnts.


1 At chagel one cioes Z n 3y, :132iient L tterson
Spoke briefly of the great work hieh is being accom,liahed along
educational lines by the difgerent lune grent col;egcs which owe
their existence to the Lorrell ect of Congress. fine of the chief
features of the meetings of the ; societion is to investiggte
the character gnu amount of work done in the various cclpeges by
both graduate nd under-graduate stuflents. Jhiln the numbers of
students in l~-entucky is not so lcrge as in “any other otates, the
character of negn done com ares most favorably :ith that of other
states whose enrollment 5:: oxeegds thst of Kentucky.

lajor Eileen $.3urtt retorted to 'resiéent Erttcrson
Eonday anfi formally entered u;en hiu Cuties as ccmgendent of the
college. he returned sundiy from Rev Eork, uhere he had gone to turn
over all eiuipments and supilies of his comgeny in the Fifth Legiment
of the U.6.Government.
Lejor Durtt was given a rousing reception by the
. stuflent body who welcome his return to direct the military offairs of

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Returns from trip to East in interest of State College.

Conferred with Andrew Carnegie relative to the new library
donated by Scotsman. .

President James K.Patterson, of “entucky State College,
has returned from an extended Eastern trip, during which he bisited
both New York and Washington in the interests of the State College.

A few days prior to his departure for Washington, he
received a communication from Senator Nelson, of Minnesota, notifying
him of the introduction of a bill for the further endowment of Land
Grant Colleges and Universities organized under the Act of 1862 and
requesting his active co-Operation in securing the support of the
Senators and nepresentstives from Kentucky.

President Patterson was doubtful as to whether or not any
measure benefiting the colleges could be put through Gongress this
session, owing to the fact that so little time remained before the

Immediately upon his arrival in Washington, President
Patterson had a conference with Senator Nelson in which the latter
expressed himself with some degree of confidence, saying that he had
an identical measure introduced into the Loser House by one of the
Representatives from Minnesota and that the purpose was to attach it to
some other bills carrying large appropriations, perhaps the General
ApprOpriation Bill, and perhaps the bill for appropriations to the
Agricultural Department at Washington, with which these colleges are

intimately as ociated.

President Patterson readily obtained pledges of support from

Senators McCreary and Blackburn and from all the Representatives

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parsznrrr mrmasor, corona l
from Kentucky whom he had an Opportunity to meet, 7
After having completed the business which took him to Washington,
President Patterson went to New York to complete arrangements for
the erection of the Carnegie Library that is to form a part of the 7‘
State College equipment. fie had numnrous conferences with Carnegie's 7
secretary and the designing architect of the library regarding '
construction detail, etc., connected with the structure. The President-
was given authority by the Board of Trustees to whom he reported j
the successful conclusion of his negotiations with Mr.Carnegie last
June, to employ an architect and to supervise the details connected
with the erection of the building and to disburse the funds given in
Mr.Carnegie's donation.
Source of information: The Lexington Leader. Jun.31, 1907. I
P. 7, Col. 3-
AD: 12/ 4/ 39 I

Met many graduates of State Collegebn recent trip

to New York~ All doing well.

During a recent visit of Prewident J.K. Paterson of
State College, in New York, he met Quite a number of graduates
of the State College, who live in and around the metropolis.
A party of them entertained him at lunch and gave him a pres in;
invitation to be the guest of the Kentucky State College Club
at the annual meeting and banquet on Eebruary 16.

President Patterson reported that all were doing well,
occupying positions of trust with good salaries. fie said that
the united income of three of these men, Fayette county boys,
was last year $11,500. There are among them engineers, lawyers,
physicians, surgeons, chemists and professors, each of when is
a leader in his profession.

The State College Club numbers 78 members. President
Patterson was also one of the guests of the Burns Society of
New York on the evening of the anniversary of that poet, at
the annual dinner of the Society at fielmonico's.

Source of information: The Lexington Leader. Feb.1o,1907.
P. 7, Col. 3— »
AD: 12/ 4/ 39

President James K.Petterson, of State College, left

Frifiey afternoon for Lansing, Mich., where he goes to attend
the annual meeting of the Association of American Agricultural
Colleges and Experiment Stations. President Patterson expects

to be gone about a week. The meeting in Lansing this year is
in celebration of the Semi—Centennial Jubliee of the Michigan
Agricultural College, it being the oldest agricultural institution
in the United States. There are about fifty colleges and universities
belonging to this association.

SourCe of information: The Lexington Leader. May 24, 190?.

pa 5, C01. 3"
D: 12/ 16/ 39

' The President of Kentucky’s greatest University- though it
' still wears the more modest title or Collfige- is a native of
Glasgow, Scotland, and came with his parents to America when ten
years of age. He graduated from Hanover L'ollege, Indiana, in
1856, and taught in Western Kentucky and Tennessee till 1861,
when he removed to Lexington and became Principal of Bhat remained
of Transylvania University; was elected Professor of History and
Metaphysics in the Kentucky State College in 1865, ~nd became its
President four years later. In 1882 President Patterson, single-F
handed, resisted the united efforts of the denominational col-
leges to induce the Legislature to repeal the tax levied for its
maintenance. When the constitutional question was raised, he was
appointed by the Executive Committee of the College to reply to
the argument assailing its Validity, made by Judge William Lindsay
before the Legislature, and on the basis of the brief which the
Court of Appeals allowed President Patterson to submit, the con-
stitutionalfty of the tax was affirmed. Hon. Henry S. Barker, a
distinguished member of the Court of Appeals, while applauding
the brilliant attorneys who apeared for the St te College, de-
clares that it was President Patterson's brief which settled the
issue. From that time the K. S. C. has increased in a tendence
and educational facilities, year after year until the present
session its matriculates number more than 960-leading all the in-
stitutions of learning in the Commonwealth.
For almost half a century President Patterson has la cred,
in s seen and out, for the uphuilding of schools in Kentucky.
He breathed his own heroic courage into the dormant energies of
educational progress, and it was roused from the lethargy which
had long fallen upon it. Unaided and alone, another Sisyphus,
he forced the rough rock up the rugged mountain, over many ob-
stccles, and until now he has planted it upon the very summit.
But he has never paused to look bsck over his great achievements.
In 1875 he was appointed a deeegate to the International Congress
of Geographical Sciences, which met in Paris, France, August of
that year. Later he attended the meetings of the British Assoca-
tion for Advancement of Science as a delegate from Kentucky, in
1875, and in 1890. He received the degree of Ph. D. in 1875,
and of LL. D. from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, in 1896; in
1879 was elected a Fellow of the S ciety of Antiquaries of Edin-
burgh, Scotland. In 1903 he was President of the American Assoc-
iation of State Colleges.

7 A few months ago President Patterson secured from the National
h'overnment an endowment fund equal to the annual interest on W500,
000. At an age when others seek ease in retirement, his youth is
renewed like the eagle's, and he can do the work of a half dvzen
strong men, thirty—five years old, each, and continues at every
commencement to send forth scores of graduates in the arts and science,
North, South, East and West, who are spoken for even befbre they

Source of Information:The Kentucky Magazine June, 1907.
pp. 8&9.


(Reprinted from "The Kentuckian" by Fermi sion.)

James Kennedy Patterson was born in Glasgow, Scotland,
on the 26th day of March, 1833. Xith his parents he came to America
when he was but nine years of age and settled in the southeastern :art
of Indiana, which was epsrsely inhabited and where school facilities at
that time were very meagre, He had no educational opportunities until
1849, when for two years he attended C school in E:dison, Ind. During
1850—51 he taught school near this place, and in the latter year entered
the preparatory department of hanover College. The four years following
he taught school and attended college alternately, and in 1856 graduated.

For three years after his graduation from college he
held the position of principal of the Greenville Presbyterian Academy at
Greenville, Ky., but in 1859 accepted the chair of Latin and Greek in
Stewart College, Clarksville, Tenn. In 1861 he was called to Lexington
to accept the principalship of the Transylvania high School, which he
held for four years. he was also professor of Latin in Morrison College
from '66-'69 and of history and Metaphysics in the Agricultural College
of Kentucky University from '66—'69. From 1369 until 1878 we find him
president of the Agricultural College of Kentucky University, and in
1878 he became president of the State College of Kentucky, which position
he has ably filled to the present time. ...
Source of information: The Lexington Leader. June 16,1907.
P. 1, 2nd Section.
AD: 12/ 21/ 39

Catches his; foot in his crutch am: falls while making
Address. ...
(Special to The Leader.)
LOUISVILLE, HOV. 20. ~ At the :tate Bevelopment
Convention this morning Precifisnt J.K.P;tterson of State College,
while making an address caught his foot in his crutch an? fell from
the ;latform. Great excitement was caused, as it was thought he had
been stricken, but he arose one; isted and resumed his speech amid
great applause.
Source of information: T e L ;ington Leaéer. hov.30, 1997.
P. 1, Col. 6— _
at: l/ 4/ 4.0


Urges State College stufiente to peacefully observe hellowe'en. ..;.

After chapel services at the State College Thursday, President
P tterson mane a speech to the assembled students in regard to their

» coneuot on Thursdey night. his speech was mainly in the nature of a,
hi toricol sketch of the origin of the festival known as Hellowe'en.

. This festival :s it now stonds is a corruption of an ancient
religions fostiVal. The P;ntheon, erected in home near the beginning of
the Christisn era, was intended as a temple for all the gods. This temple
an: lute: oonverteé by Pope Boniface 1V, into r Christian temple.

The Untholic Church he; many flays set 'pert as festivals in memory
of v rioua s'ints, such as Sn nt ratrick's Day on the seventeenth of
lerch. These fewtiVels beceme so numerous that one day mas set apart as
All E:int's Dan ené imposing ceremonies were carried on in the Pantheon
to all the gods. This day use set as Kovomber l. The evening grecefiing
the festival was designated as helLowe'en or the evening before the
"Hillowed Day." '

On this night the air was supyosed to he swarming with evil
Hgirits who often committed serious yrsnks ens dopredotions. L’rohr-Qoly
thin superstition lei to the corruption of the religious festival into
n time then evil doses and greeticol jokers considered that they had
license to comxit uh tever gr nks they desired.

fresident Betterson ended his speech by hsking that the utu ents
con not themselves in e dignified nynnor. “a gromiscd that no policemen
would be stationed about eny ;:rt of the college grounds or buildings
or at Latterson Loll, which is the girl‘s oormitory.

he said that the college authorities would commit the entire lay-
out to the hands of the students, believing that when placed on their
.honor they would prove themselves equal tu the occasions ...

‘ ‘ Source of information: The Lexington Leader; 0ct.31,1907. P.ll, Col.7-
AD: 1/3 /40

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Says American Educa tion rests with the State Universities. ...
Exclusive of such great institutions as Harvard, Leland, Stanford,
Johns Hepkins and the University of Chicago, President James K.Patterson, of the i
Kentucky State University, who is in Louisville to attend the meeting of members of i
the Louisville medical fraternity with the Board of Trustees of the State Institution, i
relative to the proppsed merger of all the local medical colleges and the subsequent i
affiliation with the State University, believes that the future oqdmerican education i
~ rests with the universities endowed and supported by the different States of the 1
\ Union. . ‘
Denominational colleges, President Patterson thinks , are to do much toward
the education of the American youth, but he believes their qeakness lies in the fuoߣ%\ i
that they are at a great disadvantage for lack of funds as compared with the l E
great institutions supported by the States . The money that the different religious i
denominations are able to donate to the support of their universities, President ;
Patterson said, is at best limited. This, he believes, naturally hampers the institu- i
tion in its attempt to procure the best and latest that is necessar! to modern learning. %
”This is the age,snid President Patterson, "when it is neCLssary that the i
best methods and the most approved be applied in the education of the American youth. i
Denominational colleges do wonderfully well considering the money they are allowed i
with which to carry on their work. It is a noticeable fact, however, that our great E
State institutions, such as the Universities of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio a nd others, 5
are heing well supplied with funds by their respective Legislatures that they are 3
ableia call into their service the best faculties and equip their laboratories and i
class halls, with all that is now considered necessary to help a man or women get
the best education in the most approved way. ...
President Patterson, in discussing the college football question, said that ‘
he would not go on record as opposing the great collegiate sport,6ut he believed 3
that football was injurious only when it interfered with the studies of the collegisn. i
All men go to college, he said, or are at least expected to go, for the purpose of
acquiring learning. Football, like other sports, he said, is aéood thing for all round

development of the man when it is kept in its proper place and is not allowed to
; occupy too much of the time and attention of the student. When it does this
President Patterson declanda he is ready to opgose the game.
\fhile he b lieves that football has caused many a young man to fall behind

in his studies, President Patterson takes an optimistic view of the question. He thinks

that in many cases the pane has been of advantage to the player nnqthat the development

he may have acquired in the pursuit of the pigskin has often helped him in life

after he has left the halls of his ulme mater.

hr.Petterson believes that there ought to be a school of jorunuiiequflffiliated
. with the University of Kentucky. How soon this may be brought about, if ever, President

Patterson is just now unable to say. If the department can be formed, President

Pattereory desires that each graduate of the school he required to complete a course

in mathemetics, logic, ancient and modern lenguages and history, economics, interna~ 4

tional and constitutional law.

Sfinlce of information: The Lexington Leader. June 9, 1908. ’

F. 9, Col. 1-

ea: AD 1/19/40

FRANKFOR’I‘, KL, Aug. 12. - Attorney semi—9.1 Breathitt will m1 decide
i the State University and Normal School appropriation question before Friday, as he
i has agreed to hear an argument to-morrow by President J. K. Patterson, of the
i State Bollege, in favor of the legality of the bill.
Source of information: The Lexington Leader . Aug. 12, 1908.
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I President James K.Pattereon , of State University, returned Monday night
from Frankfort where he went to join a conference of the representatives of the
. State Normal schools'to decide on some course of action to be taken in order to
secure the $500,000 appropriation for State University and the two State Normal
schools which were recently held up by Auditor Frank P.James.
ith theponfsrence it was decided to prosecute the matter in the court-
and attorney McQuown and former Governor J.C.W.Beckham were enployad as counsel.
Auditor Janos refused to pay to the State urchools, the amount of the

appropriation now past due on the grounds that the act of the tegielature creating
the appropriation was unconstitutional, and he called for an investigation before
the Attorney General. President Patterson later made a trip to Frankfort where,
in the presence of the Attorney General, he delivered an argument in support of
the paying of the money but was unsuccessful in securing any portion of the money.

The result of Monday's conference means a bitter legal fight which is sure
to take a great deal of time and exeenso aside from the present need of the money.

Those gresent at the conference were: President James K.?attorson, Judge
W.T.Lafferty of Cynthiana; Hon. Jere Sullivan, of Richmond; P.G.flhitt, Bowling
Green; G.L.Colo, J.K.Cran, Frankfort; and C.C.Terrell of Bedford.

Source of information: The Lexington Leader. Sept.l, 1908.
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A decision was rendered by Circuit Judge R.L.Stout at Frankfort,
1 Friday declaring the constitution ality of the appropriation by the Legislature
for buildings and maintenance of the State University and Eastern and Western State
Normal Schools.

In an all-day session the court listened to arguments in favor of the
appropriation by Judge Louis MoQuown,ex-governor Beckham, Morgan China, H.0.Davis,
Judge A.R.Burnham and Judge Jerry Sullivan.

In addition to the strong pleas of the above mentioned men, at the '
invitation of the Court, President Patterson of the State University made an argument
in behalf 6f the constitutionality of the appropriation.

President Patterson argued that the change of name from A.& M.College
to State University did not and could not invalidate appropriationsjmade for the
institution. The organic act of Congress of 1852 allowed the utmost latitude in
the organization of the Land Grant College, they might by action oi the fiegislature
of the respective Statesaremain collegefipr they might develop into Universities.

A change of name does not