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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-X,1907 Page 140(cont'd)

     Met pursuant to adjou nment at nine o'clock A. M. June
5th, 1907 at the same place.

     Mr. D. P. Frazee in the chair.

     Present: Messrs. Brooks, Carpenter, Clay, Frazee, Kin-
kead, Lafferty, Metcalfe, McOhord, Nicholas, Patterson and

     Absent? Messrs. Beckham, Barker, Bell, Hopkins and

     There being a quorum present, business was proceeded with.

     At this point the committee on Presidentts Report, through
its Chairman, Mr. Clay, Makes its report.  The President's
Report, on which said Conmittee reported is as follows:

     To The Hon. Board of Trustees,
          Of the Agricultural and Mechanical
College of Kentucky.
        The State College of Kentucky grows apace. The year
just closed has been the most prosporous in the history of the
institution. The matriculation for the year is, including
the Summer Schools, 936, supassing that of all preceding
years. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has shared in the general
prosperity of the country. People of all classes have con- P.
sequently been able to provide a larger number of their sons
and daughters with the means of education. There has been a
very remarkable and a very general awakening of interest in
educational matters all over the South. This has taken shape
in a simultaneous movement for better schools and better systems
of education. Each State has applied itself to the problems
connected with improvement, more thorough courses of study,
better teachers, better salaried, better school-houses, and
equipnments and perhaps most important of all, subjects of in-
struction designed to fit the pupil for special pursuits, pro-
fessions and avocatious life. They go farther and address
themselves to the problems connected with high school educa-
tion, college education and univ ersity education. There
has been a general uplift all along the line.


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     The impulse has been felt in Kentucky, but has fallen
farshort of the intensity which has characterized the movement
in every State south of us. We have felt its influence in
the State College. It has added appreciably to our matricula-
tion list. As it deepens and widens, we will feel its
beneficial results still more.

     The principle cause, however, is the enlargement of our
attendance is the growing interest and pride felt throughout
the State in the State College and its work. The thoroughness
of its work, the variety and comprehensiveness of its courses
of study and the succees achieved by its alumni are becoming
better known and contribute to swell our numbers far beyond P. 142
what could have been expected a few years ago. All opposition,
especially from denominational sources, has practically ceased.
Whatever of opposition may exist, exists not obtrusively.
Animosities and antagonisms, it is true, are not extinguished
in one generation, but when one remembers the fierce opposition
of twenty-five years ago and the active hostility which the
College encountered at each session of the General Assembly
for years thereafter, the surprise is that from surface indi-
cations it has almost wholly disappeared.

     This is illustrated by the general feeling that the time
has now come when the State should by appropriate Legislation
establish a State University and that the State College of
Kentucky provides a basis for such an institution.   Expression
is given to this idea in public meetings, Teacherts Associations
and Agricultural Institutes. Many prominent members of the
General Assembly, present and prospective, are ready to give
their support to the movement and to translate opinion into
accomplished fact.

     These three courses sufficiently account for the increased
attendance viz: The general prosperity of the country, afford-
ing increased means whereby increased facilities may be ob-
tained, 2nd. The general advance in education in the Southern
States in which Kentucky has participated, though in a less
degree, and 3rd the growing interest and pride in the State
college as an institution of high character and efficiency.
It is then matterf or congratulation that through these con-
curring causes the college has grown in all its departments
and that public opinion concurs in the conviction that it has
not only earned its right to live, but to take on the higher
rank and dignity to which it is entitled, viz: that of the
"University of the State of Kentucky". Since its reorganiza-
tion in lSO, it has passed a probation of twenty-seven years.
Its minority was disciplined in the school of adversity. It
had to fight for all it got, and it had to fight to retain what


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it had gotten. It has grown ftom a meagre income of $10,000,
to an assured income of $100,000, from rented quarters in
which to carry on its operations to the possession of realty
amounting in value to $700,000 or $00,0QO, and of buildings
and equipments far exceeding in value those of any other in-
stitution in the Commonwealth.  It has stretched out its hands
to the high schools and seminaries of learning, lifted them to
a higher plane, inspired them with a new life and made them
feeders and auxiliaries for itself. Directly in itself and
indirect through the high schools, it has been a potent leverage
for lifting the common schools to a higher level through the
intimate relations established by the Legislature between it
and the common school system in the selection of county bene-
ficiaries for admission into its classes. Moreover, through
the recent decision of the court of appeals, the prior existence
of its normal School has made possible the constitutional    Page 144
recognition of the auxiliary Normal Schools established by
the last General Assembly. The court holds that the prior
established Normal Schools in the State College and its prior
recognized constitutionality by the Constitution as an integral
part of the State College, makes the recent established Nornal
schools constitutional because they owe their existence to the
division of the State Normal School into three parts of which
they each are one part.

     The State College has thus become a potent leverage for the
upbtiilding of the Common Schools through a perennial supply of
competent teachers by the Normal School of the State College
and its auxiliaries.

     The increase in numbers requires a correspondent expansion
in buildings, equipment and instruction. This year there are
three buildings under construction besides the enlargement of
the Engineering Building during the early Dart of the year. It
is extremely doubtful whether any part of the existing income
can be legitimately applied in this direction. The Executive
Committee, however, took the responsibility of the preliminary
appropriations and the Board ratified their action. The con-
sequences is that a building for the use of the Department of
Education is well forward and will be completed in time for the
opening of the autumn term in September. A building intended
as a part of a larger one for the use of the Department of
Agrioulture will also be ready for occupancy at the beginning P. 145
of the next collegiate year. These were much needed,, indeed
indispursable, and the recognition of this necessity induced
the Executive Committee and the Board to act. There was no
available funds in the Treasury to meet this expenditure.  The
Chairman of the Board was directed to borrow. While the money


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was obtained without difficulty, the College is responsible
for a debt of $60,000, involving an annual additional out-
lay of $3,000 until the obligation is cancelled.

     The other buildings under process of construction is
the Carnegie Library.  I reported to Board in June, 1906 that
I had obtained from Mr. Carnegie a gift of $20,000.00 for the
erection of a Library. The conditions more or less onerous
which he usually attaches to his gifts were fortunately waived
by him in this instance, the only condition being a pledge by
the Board that they would provide outside of the sources of
income then existing $2,000.00 per annum for the upkeep of the
Library. This obligation was executed by the Board and ac-
cepted. After the pland and specifications were prepared and
bids invited thereon, we found it impossible to erect and
equip such a building as the dignity of the institution re-
quired for the amount of money at our disposal. I accordingly
went to New York in January and after consultation withthe
architect, asked Mr. Carnegie for $6,500.00 in addition to
his previous gift, on condition that the pledge for the up-
keep be increased from $2,000 to $2,650.

     With co-operation of friends my application was success- P.146
ful.  The Building is now under way and will be completed in
180 working days from April 1st. I may call the attention of
the Board to the difficulties in the way of getting the original
as well as the supplementary gift. First- Mr. Carnegie has
given the City $60,000.00 for a library and he did not care to
duplicate his gift to the same place for a kindred puriose.
Second- His policy is to aid institutions which have no connection
with the State, assuming that the respective States should pro-
vide for State colleges and Universities. Third - having once
made a gift, he regards that as a closed incident and does
not care to reopen it. I therefore congratulate the State Ool-
lege on the outcome of this somewhat difficult negotiation.
I may add that I am not without hope that I may be able to in-
duce Mr. Carnegie to do something more for the State College
in the no distant future. To this Prince of benefactors our
most grateful thanks are due. I hope that the Board before it
adjourns will take appropriate action in reference thereto.

      I am gratified by the encouraging prospects before the
Department of Agriculture and Mining Engineering. The former
has now a locus standi which it has never had before. The
latter has been growing, notwithstanding that it is still
practically out of doors. The same may be said of Department
of Civil Engineering. With a matriculation of over a hundred
and much the largest percentage of the graduates in the class



of 1907, it is also practicably out of doors, with the ex-
ception of a small room in the old dormitory it has absolutely
no quarters. The neglect of which the Normal School and the
course in Agriculture complained have been in great measured
redressed. But the evil plight in which these found themselves
was as nothing compared with the absolute destitution of the
courses in Mining Engineering and Civil Engineering. Other
courses more conspicuous and showy but doing no better work
and no more deserving have appealed to and elicited the support
of the Board, to the neglect of these equally useful and equally
deserving objects of your care and of your dutiful support. I
therefore urgently call the attention of the Board to the im-
perative necessity of providing buildings and equipments for
the use of these two courses of study. You cannot longer ignore
the claims of these and justify your seeming neglect. A con-
certed propaganda for obtaining the money should be set on foot
at once. Public opinion among prospective members of the General
Assembly should be taken in hand and if possible favorably de-
termined immediately after nominations are known to have been
made and before the Legislature meets in Frankfort in January l90.

     I am gratified to be able to inform you officially of what
you have in all probability learned through the public press, P.148
that before the adjournment of the last Congress an annual ap-
propriation was made supplementary to the income derived from
the Federal Government under the acts of 1S62 and 1890. The
measure passed as an amendment to the general appropriation
bill. Early in January a letter from Senator Nelson of Minnesota,
the author of the bill, informed me of its introduction and re-
quested my aid in shaping congressional opinion in its behalf.
I immediately went to Washington and had interviews with our
Senators and most of our representatives all of whom promised
to support the measure. The bill gives 65,000 for the fiscal
year ending June 30th, 190 and $5,000 additional each year
thereafter till the maximum $25,000 is reached. This fund, how-
ever, under the ruling of the Secretary of the Interior, must
be divided with the colored population in the same proportion
as the income accruing under the former acts, viz: in the ratio
of 14.5 to 85.5. When the maximum is reached that is, in June
1912, the additional income to the college will be $21,375 yearly;
this you will note represents the income, at five per cent a
capitalized endowment of $427,500. The Mondell Bill for the
endowment of schools of mines and mining engineering was not
acted upon by the last Congress. I have already concerted
measures for having it re-cast and re-introduced by one of the
most prominent members of the next.



     This increase in revenue is gratifying. I beg you, how-
ever, to reflect that while your revenue is increasing, your
expenditures are increasing still more rapidly; growth in
attendance requires beyond a certain limit sub-division of
classes, additional class-rooms, additional equipment and ad-
ditional instructors.  Expenditures for water, lights, heat-
ing and service grow proportionately. I have endeavored to cur-
tail expenditures, but they grow beyond income. This year the
budget shows that the expenditures for the next collegiate year
will exceed income by ten or fifteen thousand dollars.

     The demand on every hand is for educated men. The AluMni
of our college must, in order to maintain their reputation, be
as thoroughly educated as those of the best colleges and univer-
sities in the country. But the indispensable condition for
this is money, money for instruction, money for laboratories,
money for buildings, money for original research. We require
double the income which we now possess. Grat colleges and univer-
sities require hundreds of thousands in order to keep in the
first rank and do effective work.

     Our Trustees have a double duty to perform, viz, to expend
judiciously and economically what they have and to devise the
means for getting more.  All the great universities in the
country founded upon the land grant of l162 have trebled and
quadrupled their incomes within the last ten years.   They expend
from $450,000 to $1,500,000 annually. We must make corresponding
advances in income if we keep pace with those institutions     P.150
which are leading the intellectual, moral, industrial, economic
and commercial development of the country.

     With our meagre resources we have achieved marvelled results.
With greater we could achieve greater still.

     I approve of all rational means for physical training, both
in the development and conservation of energy. Indoor instruction
and outdoor practice are both good and should be encouraged. But
in doing this there is danger that they be overdone, that they
be carried to excess and usurp time which belongs to the serious
business of liberal and technical education. The institution
given in the Gymnasium by the Physical Director is all that the
Oollege curriculum requires. This instruction is scientific and
systematic. Football and baseball occupy additional time and
here comes in the excess and the waste. I do mt propose or
suggest that these snorts should be forbidden, but I do insist
that they should be limited within the bounds of expediency and



economy. Yery few of those who become the leaders and the
devotees of these games accomplish much in study or make re-
spectable attainments.  Their minds become absorb in sports
instead of college work. This board ought to limit the time
which may be allotted to field sports, to dances andto other
kinds of amusements which dissipate energy, create habits
of idleness and wreck the serious business and purposes of

                                                      Page 151
     In company with the Director of the Experiment Station
and five or six members of the Board of Trustees, I visited
during the second week in May the State Universities of
Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. I had visited these institu-
tions before and knew somewhat of their resources, their equip-
mant and their work. They are growing rapidly. They have
already become institutions of more than national reputation
amd are destined to attain yet greater distinction. There
success has been made possible by the large annual appropriaption
made by their respective states for their maintenance.

     Purdue University has an income of $260,000.00 yearly,
Illinois University over $1,000,000.00 and the University of
Wisconsin over $1,000,000. They each receive special appropria-
tions for building of large amount. These amounts are exclu-
sive of the funds which accrue from congressional legislation.
With such large resources at their command, they are able to
extend their operations as the exigencies of liberal and tech-
nical education requires. They command thousand s where we
command hundreds. Unfortunate our people are slow to compre-
hend the advantages and necessities of Institutions doing ad-
vanced work. The chill of parsimony paralyzes our educatiLenal
activities. The. signs, however, of awakening activities are
manifest. There are indications of a growing liberality on the
part of the Commonwealth. It may be years before the awakening
is translated into enthusiasm, before Kentucky realizes 4erself
and her duty to her citizens.  But that it will come I feel   Page 152
assured. Let us then take courage. The day is dawning, the
clouds are lifting. The State College of Kentucky will com-
plete its half century of work in 1916. Let us endeavor to
make It the jubile not of a State Oollege, but of a State Univer-
sity, with an income four times as large as that of the present
with a matriculation roll of 2000 students, ample buildings and
equipments, the glory, of the Commonwealth and the pride of its


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 152(contid)

     In conclusion, I beg to thank you for your continued
confidence and support.
                                 I am
                                     Your obedient servant

                                                      Page 153
Report of the Committee on the President's Report is as

     Your Committee on President's Report respectfully report
as follows:

     1st. That a resolution of thanks be prepared and adopted
by the Board to Mr. Andrew Carnegie for his liberal donation
of a sum sufficient to constr1ict a library building for the

     2nd. That Prof. Norwood be invited to address the Board
on the subject of the necessities of the department of Mining
Engineering, and that proper steps be taken to provide quarters
for the Civil and Mining Engineering department and for the
department of Physics.

   3rd. That a Committee be appointed to take proper steps to
obtain from the next legislature of Kentucky necessary appro--
priations for the needs of the college;

     4th. We approve and adopt the spirit of push and progress
manifested in the report of the President, and heartily endorse
the tone and spirit of his address.

                         Signed.        . M. Clay
                                       W. T. Lafferty
                                       aohn McOhord

     Thereupon upon motion of President Patterson, duly second,
and carried the renort of the 0oinmittee on President's Report
was received and adopted.


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, Jun-4, 1907 Page 153(contid)

     Upon motion of President Patterson seconded by Mr. Metcalfe,
and duly carried, Messrs. Carpenter, Lafferty, and Terrell were
appointed a Legislation Committee to look after the legislation
desired by the college at the hands of the next Legislature.   P. 154

     Judge Lafferty of the Committee appointed at this meeting
*to investigate the condition of the office of the Business Agent,
and make suggestions as to necessary repairs and additions, re-
ported for said Committee that it had examined the office of the
Business Agent, and found same to be entirely inadequate for the
proper conduct of the business of said office, and suggested that
the partition between the Business Agentts office and the room
next to it, now occupied by Prof, Milford White, be removed, and
nine feetrthereof, be included in the Business Agent's office, with
necessary inner partitions therein and proper arrangements, and
upon said report being made, Judge Lafferty

     Moved the Board that there be appropriated the sum of $150 or
so much thereof as may be necessary, for carrying out the suggestions
made in the report, and putting the office of the Business Agent
in proper condition, thatthe Business Agentbe authorized and direct-
ed to have such changes and re-airs made according to his best
judgment; that he be further authorized to file away such old
papers, and now in his office as in his judgment should be filed
away, in order to properly clear up his office; and further moved
that the room now occupied by Mrs. Blackburn as quarters for the
girls, when vacated by her, he turned over to President Patterson
for a private office, he retaining his present office for an ante-
room, or waiting room.

                                                            Page 155
     Said motion was duly seconded, and being put upon its passage,
upon the roll-call the fate stood as follows:

     Ayes - Messrs. Brooks, Carpenter, Clay, Frazee, Kinkead,
Lafferty, Metcalfe, McOhord, Nicholas, Patterson and Smith.   11

     Noes - None.

     The resolution was unanimously carried.

     Upon motion of Mr. Smith duly seconded and carried all ab-
sentees of this Board, both at the present meeting and at the former
meeting were excused for such absences.


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 155(cont'd)

    Mr. Mcchord at this point made the Report of the majority
of the Athletic Committee, Mr. Metcalfe declining to unite
therein, which majority report is as follows:-

      The undersigned majority of the Committee on Athletics,
respectfully recommend that the College base-ball, basket-ball
and foot-ball teams, each be permitted to play seven match
games only during each collegiate year with outside teams, and
that the players on each team shall maintain their class stand-
ing, to entitle them to engage in such games.

     We find that the work of firs. Stout, Physical Directress,
and that of IT. W. M. Mustaine, Physical Director, has been ad-
mirable, during the past year.

                                     John McChord
                                     VW. T. Lafferty

     President Patterson moved the adoption of the Report, which
motion was duly seconded.

                                                      Page 156
     Thereupon Mr. Metcalfe offered a Minority Report of the
Athletic Committee as follows;

     We the Athletic Committee recommend t . t; the whole matter
of Athletics be referred to the control and management of the
Faculty, its action thereon to be subject to the approval and
ratification of the Executive Committee.

                                      0. 'f. Metcalfe

     Mr. Metcalfe moved as a substitute for the above motion
the adoption of the minority Report, which motion was duly
seconded by Judge Kinkead and upon toll call of said substitute
motion the vote stood as.follows:

     Ayes - Messrs. Brooks, Kinkead and Metcalfe    3

     Noes - Messrs. Clay, Carpenter, Lafferty, Frazee, Nicholas,


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 156(cont'd)

McOhord, Smith and Patterson.     8

     The substitute motion was lost.

     Thereupon the original was placed upon its passage, and
upon roll call the vote stood as follows:

     Ayes - Messrs. Clay, Oarpenter, Lafferty, Frazee,
Nicholas, McChord, Smith and Patterson.    8

     Noes - Brooks, Kinkead and Metcalfe.    3

     The motion was carried.

     At this point President Patterson presented to the Board
the list of graduates, and asked that the faculty be authorized
to confer upon each person therein named the degree mentioned
therein. Said list of graduates is as follows:

                                                         Page 157
                Bachelor of Arts

           Miss J. M. Alexander
           Miss M. L. Bagby
           Miss 0. 0. Qarmody
           Miss A. L. Crawley
           Miss A. N. Orenshaw
           Miss F. M. Gordon
           Miss Mary Lockridge
           -Miss S. S. Martin
           Miss Mildred Stiles
           Miss M. B. Webster
           Miss I. K. Smith
           Miss V. 0. Lewis
           Messrs. W. S. Hamilton
                   R. S. Hart
                   A. Mir,. Kirby
                   T. B. McClelland
                   0. S. Parrish
                   B. T. Towery


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 157(cont'd)

          Bachelor of Science

          Graham Edgar
      Miss Florence Maddocks
           H. D. Spears
      Miss L. M. tornfeld
            T. F. Ott
      Miss E. W. Wallis
           C. G. Scearce
      Miss G. T. Lazarns

   Bachelor of Science in Pedagogy

            C. B. Fish

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture           Page 158

            Don Pedro Bronson
            W. D. Nicholls
            L. E. Hillenmeyer
            C. A. Mahan
            B. F. Scherffiths

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

            R. L. Acker
            L. S. Boggess
            A. B. Cram
            A. L. Donan
            J. H. Letton
            F. C. Paullin
            J. F. Stigers
            W. D. Woodard
            J. G. Allen
            W. W. Brown
            E. M. Denham
            J. G. Herman
            J. T. Madison
            E. L. Rees
            G. M. Strachan
            S. T. Baer
            S. B. Coleman
            D. J. Dodd
            A. S. Karsner
            Walter MoKinney
            P. F. Shannon
            Gordon Sumner


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 158(cont'd)

           Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

                  J. R. Ammerman
                  D. 0. Estill
                  G. B. Howard
                  F. J. Rankins
                  J. M. Sprague
                  J. J. Yager                      Page 159
                  R. A. Carse
                  W. A. Farrell
                  F. H. Lawson
                  Perrin Rule
                  J. W. Thomas
                  B. S. Craig
                  P. 0. Greenwell
                  L. L. Lewis
                  0. E. Schoene
                  J. W. Thorne

             Master of Science

                  Harold L. Amoss.
                  Benjamin R. Hart
                  Victor E. Muncy

             Mechanical Engineering

                   Emerson E. Ramey
                   John E. Mathews

     Degrees recommended at the meeting of the Faculty, May
23rd, 1907.
                  Master of Arts

                  Hon. A. 0. Stanley
                  Prof. J. L. Lewis

                  Doctor of Engineering

                    Mr. J. M. Graham

                 Doctor of Laws

Gen. J. Franklin Bell.



     Thereupon upon motion of Judge Lafferty, seconded by
Mr. Clay and duly carried the Faculty is hereby authorized
to confer upon the above named persons the various degrees
mentioned therein in connection with their names.

     At this point Professor 0. J. Norwood came before the
Board and made a statement as to the condition and needs of the
Department of Mining Engineering, in substance stating that
at present he had no suitable quarters in which to conduct his
work; that he was without quarters for a laboratory; that the
need for such a department was great and urgent at the present
time, owing to the extensive and growing mining interests in
various parts of the State; that he already had various appli-
cations for admission into a shorter course in Mining Engineer-
ing which, with present equipment and assistance he was unable
to give; that he believed if the Board would put this depart-
ment upon its feet by giving the small building asked for,
that he would be able through the various mining interests of
the State,' to obtain from the Legislature after the next one
an appropriation sufficient to build a proposed building, and
that unless something was done at this time there was danger
of losing entirely the school of Mining Engineering to the

     In order to put this department upon its feet Prof. Norwood
asked the Board to appropriate the sum of $7,500 for the purpose
of erecting a two story wing to a proposed larger building,
to be used for laboratory purposes for his department, and a
laboratory for the Civil Engineering Department until the latter
department could be better provided for, and submitted plans
and drawings, showing such proposed building, and the proposed
wing thereto, and the manner in which it would connect on to the
main building when erected. Prof. Norwood further asked the
Board to make an appropriation sufficient to employ for him
an assistant, which he thought might be done for $600 a year.

     Thereupon Judge Kinkead moved that there be appropriated
the sum of 07,500 for the purpose of erecting the proposed
wing of a building, suggested by Prof. Norwood, for the use
of the department of Mining Engineering.

     Said motion was seconded by Mr. Smith, and being put upon
its passage the roll call stood as follows:-


MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 161(cont'd)

     Ayes - Messrs. Brooks, Carpenter, Frazee, Lafferty, Kin-
kead, Nicholas, McOhord, Metcalfe, Smith & Patterson -    9

     Noes - None

     Mr. Clay not voting.

     The motion carried unanimously.

     President Patterson desired to note on the Minutes that he
reserved his opinion that the Board had no right to appropriate
money out of the funds derived from the Federal Government for
the purpose of erecting buildings, but voted aye because of the
former action taken along this line by the Board.

     Judge Kinkead moved that the office of Assistant Professor
of Mining Engineering be created, and that the salary attaohid
to same be fixed at $600.

     Said motion was seconded by Mr. Carpenter, and upon the
toll call, the vote stood as follows:

     Ayes: Messrs. Brooks Carpenter, Frazee, Lafferty, Kin-
kead, Nicholas, McChord, Aetcalfe, Smith and Patterson.     9

     Noes - None

     The motion was carried unanimously.

     Mr. Olay not voting.

     The Committee heretofore appointed to investigate and frame
a resolution defining the powers of the Executive Committee,
made its report, through Mr. McChord, its Chairman, which is as


MINUTES OF TUE BOERD OF TRUSTEES,Jun-4,1907 Page 162(contld)

     We, your committee requested to investigate and report
upon the powers and authority of the Executive Committee,
beg leave to report that the laws and by-laws provided are
indefinite as to the power and authority of said Committee,
as to the expending of money or contracting of indebtedness.
We, therefore, recommend the adoption of the following by-
law for the government of said committee:  That the said
Commitee have full power and authority to expend such money
or contract such indebtedness between the regular meeting
of the Board of Tr