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Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees,
1900-1910

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Athens June 14 1900

            The Board met in Annual Session today at 1 o’clock.

 

            Present Messrs Cobb, Denmark, Hamilton, Harris, Hull, Hutchins, Meldrim, McDaniel and Persons – Nine.

 

            There being no quorum, the chair adjourned the meeting till 4 o’clock P.M.

 

            At 4 o’clock Mr Turner appeared and a quorum being present, the meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

            The minutes of the last meetings were read for information.

 

Chancellor Hill’s Report

The Chancellor read his annual report to the Board which was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Messrs Lewis and Simmons were excused for the session.

 

            Reports of Professors were read for the information of the Board.

 

            The hours for meeting were fixed from 9 A.M. till 1 P.M. and from 4 P.M. till 6 P.M.

           

New Trustees

            Notice was accepted of the appointment of Messrs Geo F. Gober, Geo T. Barnes and Henry G Turner to fill vacancies caused by expirations, and of Messrs, Brantley A Denmark and Byron B Boner Jr. in place of Messrs John Screven and AJ MacIntyre deceased

 

Reports of Branch Colleges

            Messrs Harris and Meldrim submitted reports of the Technological School and College for Colored Youths, which with the report of the N. Ga A&M College, were referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

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Committees.

The Chair appointed the following Committees:

 

Laws & Discipline:

            Hutchins, Denmark & Cobb.

 

Branch Colleges:

            Persons, Harris & Turner

 

Invitations:

            Howell, Meldrim, Bacon.

 

Standing Com. Farm:

            Gober, Simmons & Meldrim.

 

Brown Fund:

            Bacon, DuBignon, Barnes

 

Property:

            Cobb, Hamilton, Harris

 

Finance:

            Hull, Hutchins, Lewis

 

Legislative Committee:

            Harris Meldrim & Turner

 

Honorary Degree:

            The Chancellor, Bacon, Turner

 

Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Friday June 15th

 

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

The minutes of the 14th were read and approved.  Messrs Gober and Bacon took their seats with the Board.

 

Mr Cobb submitted the report of the Property Committee with estimates of repairs for the ensuing year which was laid on the table for the present.

 

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The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

Mr Hull submitted the report of the Finance Committee which was laid on the table.

 

            Mr Bower took his seat with the Board.

 

Student’s Hall

            The Chair appointed Messrs Howell, Turner and Gober a Committee to visit the Student’s Hall and report on its condition.

 

Mr Hull nominated Chancellor Walter B Hill for the Honorary degree of LL.D. which was laid over under the rules.

 

            Mr Fish was excused from attendance on this session.

 

Tuition Fee for Non Residents

Mr Hull offered a resolution requiring students from other states than the State of Georgia to pay a tuition fee.

 

Elections from Nominations by Faculty

Mr Meldrim offered the following:

“Resolved that in case of future elections to positions in the Faculty, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of this Board to inform the faculty of the position to be filled and request the faculty to recommend the name or names or one or more fit and proper persons, with such information as may be appropriate; no such recommendation to be in any way binding on this body.”

 

Absences in Europe

Also:

            Resolved that the subject of absences of members of the Faculty for long periods of time, be referred to a committee for the

 

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purpose of determining:

 

  1. Shall such leaves of absence be hereafter granted?

 

  1. If to be granted, shall such grants be governed by a general rule?

 

  1. What general rule should be prescribed?” The three resolutions were referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr Harris offered a resolution authorizing the Commission on the Technological School to pay the Chancellor for his services in visiting that School.

Referred to Com. on Branch Colleges.

 

Mr Bacon

            A resolution inquiring into the relations of the Branch Colleges to the University.

            Referred to Com. on Branch Colleges with the addition of Messrs. Bacon and Gober.

 

Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4, Mr Howell took his seat with the Board.

            Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a partial report on the Hull and Meldrim resolutions.

 

Tuition of non residents.

            It requires Students from other states than Georgia to pay $50. tuition fees in addition to the usual matriculation and library fees, except those from South Carolina who may be beneficiaries of the Brown Fund.

 

It leaves the granting of absences as heretofore to be decided by the Board as each case may arise.

 

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It adopted the Meldrim resolution regarding the selection of professors, but the matter was recommitted, and subsequently a substitute was reported, inviting suggestions from the Chancellor of such occasions.

 

The report of the Property Committee was taken from the table and read again and adopted.

 

City of Athens a/c for paving

The account of the City for one fourth the cost of paving on Broad Street was denied for want of proper authority in the Board to pay it.

 

A blank page each to the memory of the recently deceased members of the Board was ordered to be inscribed

 

            Board adjourned till 9. A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Inscribed to the memory of

 

William Yates Atkinson

 

Born November 11th 1854

 

Died August 8th 1899

 

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Inscribed to the memory of

 

John Screven

 

Born September 18th 1827

 

Died January 9th 1900.

 

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Inscribed to the memory of

 

Archibald T. MacIntyre

 

for twenty four years a member of the Board.

 

Born October 27th 1822

 

Died January 2nd 1900.

 

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Athens, June 16 1900

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 15th were read and confirmed.

 

Library Carpet

Mr Cobb

            Resolved that the Library Committee be instructed to purchase a new carpet for the Library to be paid for out of the Library fund.

            Adopted.

 

Nominations

Mr Howell nominated Rev CP Bridewell for the degree of D.D. and Mr Gober nominated Rev JH Patton for the degree of D.D.

            Both nominations were laid over a year.

 

A communication from Dr Riley offering to sell certain assets to the Board was referred to the Property Committee.

           

Rents of Houses on Campus.

The report of the Property Committee relating to the rent of houses on the Campus was adopted. It notifies the occupants that a change may be made at the end of the ensuing year.

 

New buildings

By Mr Howell:

            Resolved that the Chancellor in cooperation with the Prudential Committee, be instructed to advise with architects for the purpose of presenting to the next General Assembly a plan of improvements of the University buildings and grounds, with such additional dormitory buildings as are required, together with specifications and cost. Resolved further that the General Assembly be urged to make such appropriations as maybe necessary to carry out such improvements and that the Board be convened subject to the call of the Chairman when the question is to be presented to the Legislature.

            Adopted.

 

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Mines & Mining

Communication from Dr White relative to a school of Mining and Metallurgy and from Professor Barrow relative to an increased representation at the Teachers Association, were referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline

 

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors appeared and through their Chairman Professor Lawton B. Evans made their report as required by law.

The report was referred to Com on Laws & Discipline.

 

Board took a recess to attend the exercises of the Sophomore Class in the Chapel.

 

Summer School.

On returning to the Library Mr. Gober offered the following

“Resolved that there shall be appointed from this Board a Committee of three to confer with the Georgia Teachers Association and to present to the Legislature the matter of a Summer School at the University as presented to the last Legislature. Resolved that the member of the Legislature from Clarke County be requested to introduce and take charge of such measures to the Legislature.”

            The resolution was laid on the table.

 

Dr Riley

Mr Hull moved that the claim of Dr Riley to be paid his salary up to September 1st that being the end of the full year of his employment as Professor of English, be referred to Committee on Finance.

            Adopted.

 

Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

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Mines & Mining

Reconvening at 4 o’clock, the Committee on Laws & Discipline reported recommending that a school of mines and mining be established in accordance with the recommendation of Dr White.

            Adopted.

 

Committee also submitted a report pending the discussion of which the Board adjourned till 9 A.M. Monday.

 

The Commencement Sermon was delivered by Rev George Summey D.D. of the class of 1870.

 

Monday June 18th 1900.

 

Board met at 9A.M.

Minutes of the 16th were read and approved. Messrs Lewis and Barnes took their seats with the Board.

 

Laws & Discipline

            The Committee on Laws & Discipline made a report which was considered by sections. Section 1 was laid on the table for the present. Sections 7,8 & 9 were recommitted. Section 10 was lost but afterwards reconsidered, amended and adopted. The other Sections were adopted.

 

Agri. Deptmt.

The report exchanges the rooms of the Agricultural Department with those of English.

 

Lit. Societies

It requires the payment of one dollar annual by each member of the Literary Societies as a sustaining fee.

 

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Dormitory

It refers to the Legislative Committee the request for appropriations for a dormitory and the Summer School and the Farm.

 

Metal for Cadet

It bestows a gold medal upon the best drilled cadet in the military departments.

 

Lawrence & Stephenson

It reappoints Messrs Lawrence and Stephenson tutors.

 

Dean of Law School

It appoints Sylvanus Morris Esq. Dean of the Law School.

 

Physical Director

It gives the Physical Director supervisory powers over all contracts of the Athletic Association.

 

It provides for a new typewriter for the Chancellor’s office.

 

Delegates

It provides for additional delegates to the Teachers Association.

 

It provides for supplies for the Engineering School.

 

Pedagogy & Phsycology (sic)

It empowers the Chancellor to appoint Instructors in Pedagogy and Psychology.

 

The Board took a recess to attend the exercises in the Chapel.

 

Reports typewritten.

Returning at 4 o’clock Mr Gober offered “Resolved that the members of the Faculty are requested to have hereafter all reports that are intended for the Board of Trustees typewritten in a plain and legible way.”     Adopted.

 

Riley’s assets.

The Property Committee reported recommending that Dr Riley be paid $53.50 for certain furniture in his residence. Adopted.

 

Board took recess to hear the orations of the Junior Class in the Chapel.

 

Riley’s sermon.

Returning to the Library, the Committee on Laws & Discipline reported recommending that Dr Riley be paid twenty dollars for

 

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Athens June 18 1900

preaching a Commencement sermon in 1898.

 

Thanks

Also returning the thanks of the Board to Lint. Commander AC Hodgson U.S.A. and to Mrs HA Mitchell of Hoschton Ga for gifts to the University.             Adopted.

 

The Auditing Committee made their report which was received and adopted.

 

Hon. Degrees Mr Bacon from Committee on Honorary Degrees reported conferring the degree of D.D. on Rev F.F. Reese of Macon, Ga and D.D. on Rev. W.W. Pinson of Macon Ga.          Adopted.

 

Mr Wesley Peacock was nominated by Prof Barrow for the honorary degree of A.M. and Rev. W.S. Simpson – Atmore for D.D. by Bishop Groves of Kearney Neb.

            Both were laid over under the rules.

 

Honorary Degrees

Mr Hull

“Resolved that hereafter the honorary degree of Master of Arts will not be conferred by this University,”

 

and by Mr Turner

            “Resolved that hereafter this Board will not confer more than one honorary degree of the same kind at any session.”

 

            Both resolutions were referred to the Committee on Honorary degrees.

 

Heads of Departments.

Mr Gober offered a resolution looking to holding the heads of departments responsible for the work

 

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of their assistants which was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Commencement Orator.

Mr McDaniel having vacated the Chair for the time moved that selection of the Commencement Orator and the person to deliver the prizes, be made the duty of the Chancellor instead of the duty of the chairman of the Board. Carried.

 

Board adjourned till 9. A.M. tomorrow.

 

Tuesday June 19th

 

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Finance Report

Minutes of the 18th were read and approved. The Finance Report was taken from the table, read again and adapted.

 

            Mr Barnes moved to reconsider the question of compensation for the Dean of Franklin College.

            Carried.

 

Chancellor’s Report

Mr Bower offered the following which was adopted: Resolved that the Chancellor be requested to furnish each member of the Board of Trustees with a copy of his annual report before the meeting of the Board”

            Adopted.

 

Riley Salary.

The Finance Committee reported in favor of paying Dr Riley his salary up to September 1st 1900.

            Adopted.

 

A communication from the Faculty recommending a change in the method of selecting Junior speakers, was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

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Graduate degrees upon the recommendation of the Chancellor & Faculty were conferred as follows:

 

Bachelor of Arts

Lucien H Boggs                                    Frank E Broadnax

Marion L. Brown                                  F. Phinizy Calhoun

                                    Doyle Campbell                                    Remer L. Denmark

Chas. W. Davis, with the first honor     

Fair Dodd                                John Lamar Erwin

EH Hamby                               Wm J. Hammond

Hugh A Huggins 2nd honor.       W. G. Martin

Jas P Mott                                D.J.D. Myers

WO Payne 3rd Honor               WR Ritchie

R. Hume Smith                         Merritt M Thurman

RB Thompson                          J. Laurens Tison

Geo. E. Usher                          Edwin B. Vail

Benj. D. Watkins                                  Wm L Wooten

Chas. M. Young                                   RJ Aderhold

 

Bachelor of Science

Chas. R Andrews,                    JH Crouch

Lamar C Rucker                                   Emory P. Shannon

B.T. Smith        W.E. Watkins   W.M. White

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Keiffer Lindsey

 

Bachelor of Law

Benj. S. Baldwin                                   Judge Barnes

Arch B. Blackshear                  Wm S. Blum

Emile Breitenbucher                  PH Brewster Jr

Marcus B. Calhoun                   Thos D. Cary

John T. Chapman                                 Rich M. Charlton

HC Dasher                               Thos. N. Denmark

Thos J Dixon                            Chas. G. Fite

Carrel H Foster                                    Benj P. Gaillard

John E. Hall                              Reuben F. Haney

(Added in pencil “Ernest A Latham granted degree Jan. 1901”)

 

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Cosmo R Hardee                                 DW Hartshorn

AL Hatcher                              Harry Hull

Wm R Kimbell                         Jas. M Lang

AJ McBride                             John A McDuff

Jas Tillman                                EM Owen

Geo H Perry                             Ed Quillian

RG Richards                             JB Ridley

Brantley Slater                          John S. Smith

Moultrie James Smith                Wm W. Seymour

Homer F Sharp                                    Henry B. Spooner

Bill Turnipseed                          Pierce R Wallace

Wm E Willis                             Wm L Wilson

 

Board to a recess to attend the exercises of the Alumni Society

 

Pay of Dean of Franklin College.

            Returning after the Speaking of the Senior Class, the section of the Laws & Discipline report relating to the compensation of the Dean of the Franklin College was was (sic) taken up and amended by inserting $250. instead of  $300. and as amended that section was adopted.

 

            Committee on Honorary Degrees reported favorably on the resolutions of Mr Hull and Mr Turner referred to them on the 18th and the report was adopted.

 

Junior Speakers

Laws & Discipline Committee reported recommending that the method of selecting Junior Speakers be left with the Chancellor and Faculty.

                        Adopted.

 

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Athens June 20 1900

Board met at 9 A.M

 

Minutes of the 19th were read and confirmed.

 

Farm.

Committee on the Farm through Mr Gober made a verbal report of their inspection of it. Mr Hamilton was excused from attendance.

 

Branch Colleges

            Mr Persons for the Committee on Branch Colleges submitted a report which was adopted. It authorizes the Commission on the Technological School to pay the Chancellor $150. for visiting that school out of their own funds.

 

It requires each Branch College to make a report to the chancellor annually of its work and condition. It provides that the Catalogue of the University shall contain the prospectus of each Branch College, each paying its pro rata share of the cost.

 

It looks to the participation of each Branch College in the Commencement Exercises of the University.

 

It contemplates a representation from the Board of Trustees at the Commencement of the Branch Colleges.

 

That Section of the Laws & Discipline report relating to the appointment of a Registrar was taken from the table, put upon its passage and lost.

 

Student’s Hall

            The Special Committee on Student’s Hall reported recommending that $591. be appropriated for additional accommodations.

                        Adopted.

 

Mr Persons

Resolved that the Chairman of this Board be authorized and directed to appoint annually Committees consisting of three members of this Board each to attend the Commencement exercises of the Branch Colleges.

                        Adopted.

 

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Laws & Discipline

That section (1) of the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline recommending the appointment of a Registrar, was taken from the table, put upon its passage and lost. That part of the report relating to the election of tutors in the departments of History and Biology was put upon its passage and as amended was passed.

 

Asst. Librarian

It leaves vacant those tutorships, and empowers the Chancellor to employ some worthy Student to act as Assistant Librarian for the salary of $100.

 

Messrs Gober and Denmark were added to the Legislative Committee, on motion of Mr Harris.

 

Portrait of Geo. D. Thomas

Mr Gober

Resolved that the portrait of Professor Geo Dudley Thomas be accepted by the Board, and be suitably hung in the gallery; and that the Secretary make suitable acknowledgement of the same to Mrs Thomas.

            Adopted.

 

Farm

Mr Gober

Resolved that one hundred dollars be appropriated for repairing the buildings on the farm.          Adopted.

 

Mr Harris

            Resolved that the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be paid Mr AL Hull for compiling and publishing the Alumni Catalogue under the direction of this Board. Adopted.

 

Georgian

Twenty five dollars was ordered paid to the Georgian for an appropriation made last June.

 

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Athens, June 20 1900

Committee on Brown Fund reported the following names as beneficiaries for the ensuing year, with the amount of $175. to each:

 

Jas C. Brand                            EA Duke

JP Goss                                                CH Story

EW Ragsdale                           Russell Gould

Norwood Oxford                                 GL Echols

R Lawler                                  RL Blackwell

M.S. Johnson                           JM McDonald

SJ Nix                                      J.C. Koch

EH Davis                                  W.E. Drane

 

            The report was adopted.

 

The following was received from the Secretary of the Alumni Society which was adopted by that Society at its annual meeting:

 

Centennial

“Resolved that the Board of Trustees be requested to make suitable provision for the celebration of the Centennial of the University in June 1901, such as will be a credit to the University of Georgia, and shall commemorate the inauguration of its great work of education.” Pursuant thereto, Mr Howell offered the following: Resolved that the Chairman appoint a Committee of five from the Board of Trustees to have general charge of the preparation for the centennial commencement exercises of the University to occur next year, to act in conjunction with the Chancellor and a committee of the Faculty.

            Adopted.

 

The Chair appointed Messrs Howell, Meldrim, Bacon, Harris, and Turner.

 

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Debating Societies

Upon motion of Mr Harris a committee of three were appointed to inquire into the cause of decline of interest in the debating societies and report at the next meeting.

            Chair appointed Harris, Howell & Meldrim.

 

Law Course.
            On motion the Law Faculty were requested to submit a schedule for a two year course in law at the next meeting of the Board.

 

Messrs Gober, Cobb and Hutchins were appointed to attend the Commencement of the Technological School.

 

Clark Howell’s wedding.

Mr Harris moved that the congratulations of the Board be extended to Hon Clarke Howell on the approaching occasion of a happy event.

Adopted with a rising vote.

 

The Board then adjourned Sine die.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary

 

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Atlanta November 8th 1900

The Board met pursuant to the call of the Chairman. Present, Messrs, McDaniel, Cobb, Bacon, Hull, Hutchins, Fish, Lewis, Gober, Turner, Persons, Barnes, Harris, Simmons, Denmark, Bower, Howell, Meldrim, Candler, Hamilton – 19.

 

            The Chancellor opened the meeting with prayer. Mr DuBignon was excused from attendance.

 

            The Report of the Prudential Committee on the wants of the University was submitted, and the Chancellor made a statement explanatory thereof.

 

            Pending its discussion Hon WB Burnett, member of the Legislature from Clarke County was invited in and asked to give his views as to the appropriation to be asked of the Legislature.

 

            Mr Simmons moved to consider the report of the Prudential Committee by sections, which was done, and the report was adopted excepting section 8, relating to the removal of Old College, which was stricken.

 

            The report recommends the erection of a larger dining hall.

 

            The conversion of New College into a dormitory.

 

            The Building of a New library

 

            The conversion of the present library into lecture rooms,

 

            The removal of closets from Old College basement,

 

            The building of a new closet near Lumpkin Street,

 

            The connection of the Campus residence with the city sewer.

 

            In pursuance of the resolution of the Board, the Chancellor and Law Faculty presented a schedule for a two year course in the Law School.

 

Mr Gober moved the appointment of a Committee of three who shall confer with the State Board of Examiners for Admission to the Bar, and report at this meeting on the proposed change of course.

 

            The chair appointed Messrs Gober, Meldrim & Denmark.

 

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Mr Bacon offered the following which was adopted:

Resolved that Senator Grant and Chairman of the Committee on appropriations of the senate, and Representative Blalock, Chairman of the Committee on appropriations of the House, be invited to be present with this Board at 1130 o’clock, A.M. on Thursday the 9th inst. in order that this Board may have the opportunity to lay before each of them the needs of the University, preliminary to the hearing before their several committees which will be subsequently requested by this Board.”

 

Mr Hull:

            “Resolved that no medal or prize shall be awarded in this University unless by authority of the Board of Trustees.”

                                    Adopted.

 

Mr Gober:

            “Resolved that the Board of Trustees authorize the offering by the Law Faculty of the Van Epps and Aiken Digest of the laws of Georgia and the Thompson Publishing Company’s Encyclopedia of English & American Law.”                     Adopted.

 

Messrs Bower and Simmons were added to the Legislative Committee, and Mr Howell made chairman instead of Mr Harris at the request of Mr Harris.

 

            Board took recess until 3.30 P.M.

 

Reconvening the Prudential reported that they had authorized the admission of three nonresident students, for reasons given, without the payment of tuition fees. The action of the Committee was ratified.

 

            Mr Gober moved that the State Board of Examiners be invited to meet with the Board at 9:30 AM tomorrow.

            Carried.

 

Mr Howell submitted a report on the Centennial Celebration which was adopted.

            The report appropriates $500. for expenses.

 

            Board adjourned to 9. A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Atlanta, Nov 9th 1900

The Board was called to order at 9 A.M.

 

Mr Hull offered the following which was adopted: Resolved that so much of the action of the Board at the last annual meeting as relates to the retention of seats in the rooms formerly occupied by Prof. Riley, be rescinded, and the Sept. of buildings be authorized to remove the said seats into the rooms to be occupied by the Professor of English Literature.”               A [Probably initial for “Adopted”]

 

            Mr Washington Dessan, Chairman of the State Board of Examiners, appeared by invitation and addressed the Board on the subject of a two years course in the Law School. The Committee on the Law School was on motion given until the next annual session in June, to report, and Messrs Fish and Lewis were added to the Committee. Messrs Grantland and Blalock by invitation appeared before the Board and a statement of the wants of the University was made by the Chancellor, as a matter of information. The Board then adjourned subjects to the call of the Chairman.

 

            AL Hull

Secretary

 

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January 3rd 1901

The Board met today pursuant to the call of the Chairman. Present Messrs Bower, Cobb, Denmark, DuBignon, Gober, Howell, Hull, Hutchins, Meldrim, McDaniel, Simmons and Turner.

 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hull.

 

Messrs Bacon, Fish, Little, Hamilton and Persons were excused.

 

Expenditure of $45000.

            The Chair stated that the object of the meeting was to consider the expenditure of the sum of $45000. appropriated by the Legislature.

 

The Chancellor submitted a communication germain (sic) to the appropriation which was received and laid on the table.

 

The Board took a recess to view the grounds of the University and returned to the Library.

 

Closets in residences.

Mr Hull offered the following which were adopted: resolved 1st that closets and bathes be placed in the four residences on the campus and the proper sewer connections be made therefor.

 

Resolved 2nd that a closet for the use of the Student body be erected west of Moore College and connected with the sewer on Lumpkin Street and that the design be such as not to offend the taste of the neighboring residents, the cost not to exceed $300.

 

Plans for Dormitory and Mess Hall

By Mr Howell:

Resolved that a building Committee of five members of this Board of which the Chairman shall be a member, shall be appointed to ask for plans for the various improvements suggested in the Chancellor’s report; this Committee to act with the Chancellor and to have plans of the proposed

 

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new buildings in hand at the earliest practicable time.

 

Resolved that such improvements shall include a mess hall for approximately 150 students and necessary rooms for the matron, at a cost not exceeding $6500. for the building unequipped; that a dormitory shall also be included not to cost over $20000. unequipped, and to accommodate approximately 125 students.

 

Resolved that estimates also be obtained for equipment of the mess hall at a cost not exceeding $3500. and equipment of the dormitory at a cost not exceeding $5000.

 

Provided the Committee is authorized to vary the size and cost of the above buildings at their discretion.

            Adopted

 

Repairs

By Mr Dubignon,

            Resolved that all repairs ordered to be done, shall be under the supervision of the Prudential Committee.

            Adopted.

 

Old College

Mr Howell moved that the Building Committee obtain estimates on the cost of removing Old College, the Morris residence and Philosophical Hall.

            Carried

 

Brown Fund Notes

Mr Cobb moved that the Chair appoint a special Committee to consider the collection of the matured notes of the Brown Fund and report at the next annual session.         Carried.

The Chair appointed Messrs. Simmons, Meldrim & Gober.

 

EA Latham

B.L. degree

The petition of Mr Ernest A Latham, accompanied by the certificate of the Chancellor, asking that the degree of Bachelor of Laws in course be conferred upon him was granted and the degree conferred

 

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W.C. in Old College

By Mr Meldrim,

            Resolved that the Chancellor and Prudential Committee be requested to obtain plans and bids for the renovation of the Water closets facilities of the Old College building and the addition of bathing facilities.

            Adopted.

 

Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

January 4th 1901

 

The Board met at 9 AM pursuant to adjournment. The minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed. Dr White and Professor Starnes appeared by invitation and explained the details of the plan suggested by the Chancellor for work in the Agricultural department.

 

Location of Buildings

The Board repaired to the Campus and after a thorough examination of it determined to locate the new dormitory on the south side of the Athletic Field, the east side to be on a line with the east side of Moore College, the north side to be approximately in a line with the Cupola of Science Hall.

 

$5000. to Agriculture

By Mr Gober

            Resolved that the sum of $5000. be appropriated to the purposes of the department of Agriculture as set forth in the Chancellor’s report.

            Adopted.

 

Centennial Catalogue.

By Mr Denmark

            Resolved that the Alumni Centennial Catalogue as recommended by the Chancellor be published as soon as practicable and that a sum sufficient to defray the expenses of the publication be and is hereby appropriated.

            Adopted.

 

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Repairs

By Mr Howell

            Resolved that the Chancellor and Prudential Committee be authorized to proceed at once with the necessary repairs on the Chancellor’s residence according to the itemized statement submitted by the Chancellor in his report.                   Adopted.

 

Col. Snelling & Mess Hall

By Mr Howell

            Whereas the Students Mess Hall, organized for the purpose of giving cheap board to the students of the University, has proved to be of great benefit to those who are desirous of securing a University education with the smallest possible outlay of money, and has further by its successful management drawn the attention of the State and the General Assembly to the necessity of the enlargement of the scope of its usefulness, and has been largely instrumental in securing for the University the appropriation for adequate dormitory and mess hall facilities recently voted by the Legislature, and whereas the successful development of the undertaking has been due to a large degree to the faithful and efficient voluntary supervision of Professor C.M. Snelling, beyond the scope of his regular duty as a member of the Faculty.

 

            Therefore be it resolved, that the Board of Trustees express to Prof Snelling its appreciation of his zealous efforts in the establishment and development of the Students mess hall, the successful administration of which has been of great benefit to the student body of the University and productive of material advantage to the institution.

                                                            Adopted.

 

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Mr Hull moved to rescind the resolution ordering the erection of a closet on Lumpkin Street.

                        Carried.

 

Hon WB Burnett

By Mr Bower

            Resolved that the thanks of the Board of Trustees be extended to Hon Wiley B. Burnett, member of the House from Clarke County for his zealous work and successful services in behalf of the University.

                        Adopted.

 

Building Committee

The Chair announced the following Building Committee:

Denmark, Chairman, McDaniel, Hull, Gober & Cobb,

 

Expenditures on Agricultural deptmt.

The expenditures on the Agricultural department were placed under the supervision of the Standing Committee on the Farm, Messrs Gober, Simmons and Meldrim.

 

            The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

            AL Hull, Secretary

 

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Athens, April 12 1901

The Board met pursuant to the call of the Chairman at 3 P.M. Present Messrs. Barnes, Bower, Cobb, Denmark, Howell, Hull, Hutchins, Lewis, McDaniel, Meldrim, Persons, Turner.

 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor. The minutes of Jan 3rd & 4th were read and approved. Messrs Hollis, Fish Gober, and Simmons were excused.

 

Prof. Lustrat

Prof. Lustrat asked and was granted leave of absence after June 8th for the remainder of the Session.

 

Report of Building Committee

Mr Denmark, Chairman of the Building Committee made his report submitting several designs for the new buildings for the decision of the Board. Architect Norman explained the plans in detail and after a thorough consideration of all the plans the Board determined upon separate building for the dormitory at an estimated cost of 18500. and a building for the Mess Hall at an estimated cost of $13000.

 

Mr Howell moved to reconsider the action of the Board in January locating the sites of the buildings which was carried.

 

The Board then took a recess to review the various sites and adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

April 13th 1901

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Centennial Alumni Catalogue

Messrs Gober and Hamilton took their seats. Mr Denmark offered the following which was adopted:

            Resolved that Mr AL Hull be requested to edit and publish the Centennial Alumni Catalogue ordered to be published by the Board at its meeting in January.

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By Mr Gober: Resolved that upon any application of any alumnus to the Secretary that he be furnished with a copy of what is proposed to be published in the new Catalogue about him and that while such alumnus shall not have the right to add matter thereto he shall have right to strike out therefrom any matter that he may wish.           Adopted.

 

Senior Class

A request from the Senior Class to be excused from College exercises from May 14 to May 21 was referred to the Faculty with power to act.

 

Location of Buildings

By Mr Denmark:

            Resolved that the dormitory be erected on Lumpkin Street near the Moore College to front of east on the Athletic Field: that the Mess Hall be located as nearby as can be southward of the same line (east) and to front North as per design herewith submitted viz:

 

(Drawing of Lumpkin Street including Mess Hall, New Dormitory, Moore College, New College and Proposed New Street not shown)

 

The Resolution was adopted.

 

Bids for Building

Mr Howell:

Resolved that the Building Committee be and it is hereby requested to write bids for the erection of the two buildings decided upon and that the details of the contract be left to the Committee. It being the sense of this Board that the said buildings be made

 

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ready for occupancy at as early a date as practicable.

            Adopted.

 

City Council

Mr Meldrim

            Resolved that this Board express its appreciation of the liberality of the City Council in offering to lay the sewers from the residences on the Campus to the Street Connection.    Adopted.

 

Visitors to Branch Colleges.

The chair appointed the following Committees to visit the Branch Colleges: Dahlonega, Gober, Hamilton & Barnes; G.A.&I. School, Bacon, Harris & Turner; Tech, Lewis, Fish & Howell.

 

Course in Law School

The special committee on Course of Study in the Law School, reported recommending “That the course in the Law School should be made a two year course to take effect at the next session; and that in those instances here a student who had previously attended another Law School for a year, or who had read law under advice and direction in some law office for a year, and who was able to stand a satisfactory examination on the work covered by the first year of the course, he would be entitled to a diploma, on completing satisfactory the second year’s work; and that an English education – the ability to read and write English correctly – should be made a requirement for entrance, and the Law Faculty be directed to prepare the details of an examination for such requirements”     

            Adopted

 

Prof Morris

By Mr Meldrim, Resolved that for the ensuing scholastic year, Prof Morris Dean of the Law Faculty be guaranteed the sum of Fifteen hundred dollars to be paid by this Board in the event that the fees of the Law School should prove inadequate to the payment of such sum of $1500. after the payment of the fees that are now being paid to Professors Benedict and Mill.

            Adopted.

 

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Law Students

By Mr Cobb,

Resolved that those students who have taken part of the Course under the one year system, have the privilege of completing such course and of graduating according to the requirements of the one year system.

            Adopted

 

Level of Mess Hall

By Mr Barnes,

            Resolved that if the Building Committee find it practicable the Mess Hall should be on the same elevation with the Athletic Field and the new dormitory building. Adopted

 

Organ

Mr Denmark moved that if there be funds available an organ be purchased for the Chapel not to exceed in cost the sum of $250.    Carried.

 

The Board adjourned to meet the second Wednesday in June at 1 o’clock P.M.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary.

 

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Athens Ga. June 12th 1901

Pursuant to the resolution of the Board the Trustees met today in annual session.

 

            Present Messrs. Bacon, Barnes, Bower, Cobb, DuBignon, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Hull, Hutchins, Meldrim, McDaniel, McWhorter, Persons, Simmons – 15.

 

Chancellor’s Annual Report

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor, and the minutes of the last meetings were read for information.

 

The Chancellor submitted his annual report in printed form and made verbally some explanations there of.

 

            The report was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline except such portions as recommended appropriations of money which were referred to the Finance Committee.

Reports of Officers were read for information.

 

Hamilton McWhorter

            The Board accepted notice of the appointment of Hon Hamilton McWhorter in place of Hon F.G. Dubignon resigned as Trustee for the State at large.

 

Hours of meeting

The hours of meeting during the session were fixed as follows: from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. and from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. City time.

 

The Chair appointed the following Committees:

 

Committees

 

Laws & Discipline

            Turner, Persons, Harris

 

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Branch Colleges

            DuBignon, Hutchins, McWhorter

 

Invitation,

            Bacon, Howell, Bower

 

Brown Fund

            Simmons, Meldrim, Gober

 

Auditing

            Hamilton, Bower, Barnes

 

Honorary Degrees

            Bacon, Fish, the Chancellor

 

Board then adjourned to 9 AM tomorrow.

 

June 13 1901

Board was called to order at 9 A.M.

 

Mr Lewis took his seat with the Board.

 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

 

Death of BA Denmark

At this moment a telegram was read by the Chancellor announcing the death of Hon Brantley A. Denmark at his home early this morning. Mr DuBignon offered the following resolution which was adopted: Resolved that this Board has learned with deep regret and sorrow of the death of its valued member Brantley A. Denmark whose faithful and able services have made his death a distinctive and irreparable loss to the institution and to the entire State. Resolved further that a Committee of three be appointed to prepare and submit suitable resolutions upon his life and services and that the Secretary of the Board convey to his wife an expression of sorrow and regret, and that in respect to his memory this Board stand adjourned till 1 o’clock today.

 

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The Chairman appointed on the Committee Messrs. DuBignon, Cobb and Bacon and the Board adjourned till 1 o’clock.

 

At one o’clock the Board met in annual session, and adjourned to 4 P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4 o’clock Mr Turner appeared and took his seat.

 

Mr Gober offered the following:

            Resolved that the new dormitory now in course of erection be known and named in honor of the present executive, Candler Hall.

            The resolution was referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline

 

            Board took recess to attend exercises of the Junior Class in the Chapel, and adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Friday June 14th

The Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Prudential Committee Minutes

Minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed. The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

Mr Cobb submitted the report of the Property Committee which was received and adopted.

 

Building Committee

Mr. Cobb in behalf of the Building Committee made a report of the action of that Committee to date, which was received and approved.

 

Upon motion of Mr Hamilton the Architect of the buildings was telegraphed to come to Athens for consultation with the Board.

 

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Mr DuBignon offered a resolution empowering the Chancellor to employ a stenographer at the salary not to exceed fifty dollars per month.

 

            Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline. Mr Fish was excused from attendance on this session.

 

A resolution by Mr Gober looking to the responsibility of the heads of departments was referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

Bulletin Editors

By Mr Hull:

            Resolved that so much of the resolution of this Board of June 14th 1898 as relates to the nomination of the editorial Committee of the Bulletin, be rescinded and the appointment of that Committee and the editing of the Bulletin be left to the Faculty.

                        Adopted.

 

The Chair appointed Mr Cobb chairman of the Building Committee and Mr McWhorter to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr Denmark.

 

Clarke County Commissioners

By Mr Hull

            Resolved that the thanks of this Board are due to the Commissioners of Clarke County and to Mr Thomas P. Stanley for the efficient aid they have rendered the University in grading the foundations of the new buildings without charge.

            Adopted.

 

Mr Bacon having not received the notice of the called meeting of April 12th 1901 in time to attend the same, it was ordered that said reason be received as a good and sufficient excuse.

 

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Fire Hydrant

The Property Committee made a supplemental report recommending that a fire hydrant be put in the Campus and that the Library fund be credited with $50. for the Old Carpet.

            Adopted.

 

Branch Colleges

Mr DuBignon for the Committee on Branch Colleges submitted their report which was received and adopted.

 

The Board took recess to attend the exercises of the Graduating Class in the Chapel.

 

Returning to the Library adjourned till 4 P.M.

 

Buildings

On reconvening at 4 P.M. the representative of Mr Nortman the architect, appeared and made a statement about the work on the new buildings, and assured the Board of the good quality of the material and quality of work being done.

 

Corner Stone

            Board took recess to attend the laying of the Corner Stone of the dormitory and afterwards adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 15, 1901

Board met at 9 A.M.

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. A correspondence between Judge Cobb and Mr Meldrim relative to the Law School was referred to the Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Governor Candler took his seat with the Board.

           

Laws & Discipline

Committee on Laws & Discipline made a report which was considered by sections and adopted as a whole. The report commends the work of the Chancellor

 

Assistants

            It requests the Chancellor to submit a scheme to govern the appointment of assistants.

 

Chief Librarian

            It recommends the creation of the office of Chief Librarian.

 

WO Payne

            It appoints Mr WO Payne Assistant Librarian for night service.

 

Davenport

            It grants Mr Davenport leave of absence. It recommends an appropriation for advertising.

 

Stenographer

            It authorizes the employment of a stenographer for the Chancellor.

 

B.L

            It approves the conferring of degree of B.L. on certain students.

 

GP David

            It authorizes the readmission of Mr GP David without the usual fees.

 

            It postpones action on the subject of responsibility of heads of departments.

 

Books Loaned

            It authorizes the loan of certain books from the Library.

           

JH Patton D.D.

            Mr Bacon for the Committee on Honorary Degrees recommended the degree of D.D. on Rev JH Patton of Marietta, and

 

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at Chancellor Hill’s special request withholds the degree of LL.D. on Chancellor Hill

 

Dr Curry.

            The report was adopted. Board took recess to hear Dr JLM Curry in the Chapel and adjourned to 4 P.M.

 

Auditing Committee

            The Board reconvened at 4 o’clock; The Auditing Committee make their report which was adopted.

 

Board of Visitors

            The report of the Board of Visitors was submitted by their Chairman Prof. WM Slaton, and was received and submitted to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Board then adjourned till 9 A.M. Monday.

 

Monday June 17

 

Board met at 9 AM

 

Minutes of the 15th were read and approved.

 

Mr Howell was excused from attendance upon this session.

 

Samuel B Adams.

The Board received notice of the appointment of Hon Samuel B. Adams as Trustee in place of Hon BA Denmark deceased. Mr Adams was granted leave of absence until he may arrive in Athens.

 

DD Mosely

Mr DD Moseley was allowed to reenter the University without payment of the usual fees.

           

Upon the recommendation of the Faculty graduate degrees were conferred upon the following persons:

 

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Graduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts:                                    1. John Banks                         2. Karl C. Campbell

3. John M. Gantt                                    4. Ralph M Goss                    5. Harold Hirsch

6. William E. Hoyt                      7. Herbert J. McBride                        8. Lucius E. Tate

9. William C. Thompson                       10. William G. Thompson

 

Bachelor of Science:

1. James C Brand                                 2. William M. Davis                  3. Eugene A. Duke

4. Horace C Johnson                5. William L. Moss                   6. Claude H Story

7. Henry G Wells                     

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering,

Frank R. Happ.

 

      Bachelor of Law.

  1. A Pratt Adams                     2. Joseph W. Adams                3. Robert J Bacon Jr

  4. Horatio L. Beleval                5. Robert L. Bennett                 6. Robert Hinton Booth

  7. Clarence C. Bowen                          8. James A. Branch                  9. James E. Brannen

10. Paul Brown                                    11. Albert H. Burtz                   12. E Noble Calhoun

13. James E. Calkins                14. Guy L. Callaway                 15. William H. Carney

16. John S. Colvard                  17. Howell C. Cone                 18. Pemberton Cooley

19. James A. Cross                  20. John T. DeHart                   21. Remer Lane Denmark

22. Marcus D Dickerson                      23. Robert E Dinsmore             24. Emmett O. Dobbs

25. Karl CH Drechsel               26. John C Elder                                  27. John Lamar Erwin

28. Blanton E Fortson               29. Charles O. Griggs               30. William E. Grubbs

31. Walter J Hammond             32. Geo H Harris                                  33. Lee R Herring

34. Samuel D. Hewlett              35. Howell Hollis                                  36. Wm H Hosch

37. Don H Hunnicutt                 38. John M Hunt                                  39. Wm C Lankford

40. Fredk T Lanier                    41. Thomas E. Latimer             42. Ernest A. Latham (Page 575)

43. Arnold R Logan                  44. James P. Mott                                45. David E. McCuen

46. Julian B McCurry               47. Alex J McDonald               48. Hamilton McWhorter Jr.

49. Patrick H. Odom                50. Benj. G. Parks                    51. Jas. H Powell Jr

52. Israel M Putnam                 53. Hendrick J. Quincey                       54. Jos. E. Ricketson

55. Chas E. Roop                                 56. Lamar C. Rucker                57. Luther D. Russell

58. Stephen S. Sanford             59. Emory P. Shannon              60. Wm P. Sims

61. William W. Smith                62. Richard Terry                                 63. John L. Tison

64. S. Morton Turner               65. Henry S. Walden                66. Paul E. Whitten

67. Troup Whitehead                68. Pratt A. Williams                69. Frank K. McCutchen

 

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The Finance Committee make their report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

A communication from Messrs Woodbury and Gerdine asking admission into the University Schools was referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

Work Done by Tutors & Instructors

Mr Gober offered the following:

Whereas the Board of Visitors has recommended the abolition of the Tutor System and the object of all instruction is the benefit of the student and practical results there from, therefore it is requested of the Faculty to furnish the Board of Trustees the names of students taught and the marks received by those taught by Tutors, Instructors and Assistants, the amount of attention received by those classes from the heads of departments and information as to whether the examinations are given or read by the heads of departments exercise over these matters.

 

            Resolved that for this year this shall apply only to the Sophomore & Freshman Classes. Adopted.

 

Mr Simmons moved that the chancellor and Dr HC White be invited to appear before the Board to give some information regarding the Department of Agriculture.      Carried.

 

            The Petition of Earle M. Donaldson asking that the degree of Bachelor of Laws be conferred on him and giving reasons therefor was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            The Chancellor and Dr White appeared before the Board and gave the desired information.

 

Oscar S. Strauss.

            The Board then took recess to hear the address of Hon Oscar S. Strauss.

 

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            Returning to the Library Mr McWhorter moved that the matter of the Prof. of Agriculture be referred to a special Committee.                   Carried.

 

            The Chair appointed Messrs. DuBignon, Simmons and Hamilton the Committee

 

Change to Rule 10.

Mr DuBignon offered the following:

            Resolved that Rule 10 of Rules for government of the Trustees in the Manual be amended by striking out six in the fourth line of said rule and inserting in lieu thereof the word three so that where amended the Rule shall read as follows: “All officers of the institution instruction in the University are required to give six months notice of an intention to resign and no such officer shall be removed from office by the Board without three months notice. Provided &c.” At the request of Mr DuBignon it laid on the table for one year then to be referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

 

Board adjourned till 4.P.M.

 

Reconvening at 4 o’clock the Board took recess to attend the exercises in the Chapel

 

Compensation of Law Professors

Committee on Laws & Discipline reported on the subject of compensation to the Professors of the Law School, which was adopted.

 

Candler Hall

Also reported favorably on Mr Gober’s resolution to name the new dormitory “Candler Hall.”

            The report was adopted.

 

            Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Tuesday June 18 1901

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 17th were read and approved.

 

Com. on Laws & Disc. 5 instead of 3.

By Mr Dubignon

            Resolved that hereafter the Committee on Laws & Discipline shall consist of five instead of three members of the board.              Adopted.

 

A series of recommendations by the Chancellor, Dean of Franklin College and President of State College were considered in detail and adopted as amended.

 

WD Hoyt Jr.

It includes the appointment of Mr WD Hoyt as Assistant in Biology at $400 per annum.

 

WO Payne

It appoints Mr WO Payne as Night Librarian and assistant in History at $200 per annum.

 

JM Stephenson

It increases Mr Stephenson’s Salary to $1200 per annum. and reappoints Mr Lawrence as Tutor.

Mr DuBignon for the Special Committee on the matter of the Professor of Agriculture made a verbal report which was received.

 

Finance Committee Report.

Report of the Finance Committee was taken from the table and adopted as amended.

 

            Board took recess to attend the meeting of the Alumni Society.

 

Farm

Reconvening at 4 P.M. Mr Gober made a report for the Committee on the Farm which was received and adopted.

 

Mr. Adams took his seat with the Board.

 

Misses Woodberry & Gerdine

The Committee on Laws & Discipline reported on the request of Messrs Woodberry and Gerdine denying the power of the Board to admit women in the University without Legislative

 

 

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action.

 

Mr Persons of the Committee submitted a minority report dissenting from the majority report.

 

Upon a vote being taken the majority report was adopted.

 

Georgian

A request from the Editors of the Georgian that the Board appropriate $300. for the purchase of a printing outfit was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Confirmation of Minutes

Mr Cobb offered the following:

            Resolved that the acts of this Board had at the several special meetings or called sessions since the last annual meeting and the various questions therein stated, be adopted and declared to be the action of this Board at this annual session except that portion extending the course of the Law School to a two years course which be now taken up for reconsideration.

            Adopted.

 

            Finance Committee reported on the request of the Editors of the Georgian that inasmuch as all the estimated balance for the ensuing year has been appropriated, there will be no funds with which to purchase a printing press.                      Adopted.

 

Committee on Laws & Discipline made a report on the recommendations which was received adopted.

 

            Mr Harris for Special Committee on Literary Societies made a verbal report which was received.

 

            Board adjourned till 9 AM tomorrow.

 

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Wednesday June 19th 1901

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 18th were read and approved.

 

Governor Candler took the Chair and on motion Mr McDaniel was the Board went into an election of Chairman for two years from the close of this meeting. Mr McDaniel was nominated and on motion of Mr Gober the Secretary cast the ballot of the Trustees for the nominee, and the chair declared Mr. McDaniel reelected for the ensuing two years.

 

Mr Simmons for the Brown Fund Committee submitted his report which was adopted.

 

Brown Fund.

The appointees are

B. Graham                                WO Cheney                 WJ Hanson

G.L. Echols                              Julian Lang                   CS McWhorter

RL Blackwell                            WE Drane                    EH Davis

Russell Gould                           IP Goss                                    MS Johnson

JC Koch                                              CR Lawler                   JM McDonald

SJ Nix                                      N. Oxford                    EW Ragsdale

W.O. Roberts

 

and each is to receive a loan of $150. It requires all applicants to take an examination in Latin, Greek, Mathematics and English.

 

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Law School.

Mr Cobb offerred (sic) the following:

            Resolved that the action of the Board at special session extending the course of Law School to two years be adopted and confirmed.                        Adopted.

 

Donalson & Bradwell

Committee on Laws & Discipline reported adversely to conferring degree of B.L on Messrs. Donalson, Bradwell and Moore. The report was adopted.

 

Denmark Hall

Mr DuBignon offerred (sic) the following.

            Whereas Brantley A. Denmark lately deceased was an active member of this Board and was Chairman of the Building Committee which let and had in charge the building of the new dining hall now in process course of erection and was one of the most loyal members of this Board to the University. Therefore be it resolved that said hall is hereby named and called Denmark Hall and the necessary funds to so inscribe it are hereby appropriated.              Adopted.

 

Dr Van Dyke

The Board took recess to hear the address of Rev. Henry Van Dyke D.D. in the Chapel and returned to the library.

 

Medal by Class of 1875

Mr McWhorter stated that the class of 1875 had offerred (sic) a medal for that Student in the Freshman Class who excelled in general standing, and on motion the Board approved the conferring of the prize.

            The minutes of the day were read and confirmed and the Board adjourned subject to a call by the Chairman

                       

AL Hull

            Secretary.

 

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Inscribed to the memory

of

Brantley Astor Denmark

born April 25th 1850.

died in Savannah Ga

June 13th 1901.

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Athens, June 12 1902

            The Board met today at 1 P.M. in annual session present Messrs Adams, Cobb, Hull, Hutchins, McDaniel, McWhorter, Meldrim, Persons, Turner, Simmons – 10.

 

            Meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill

 

            Messrs, Harris, Fish, Lewis, Bacon and Hamilton were excused for good and sufficient reasons.

 

            The hours of daily session were fixed at from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. and from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

 

EH Callaway

            Notice was accepted of the appointment of Hon Enoch H. Callaway to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon George T. Barnes.

 

            Board took recess until 4 P.M.

 

            Upon convening at 4 o’clock Messrs Gober, Callaway and Dubignon and Bower took their seats with the Board.

 

            The minutes of the last annual session were read and confirmed.

 

Chancellor’s Report

            Chancellor Hill submitted his report in printed form with some verbal explanations. The report was referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline except so much as dealt with appropriations of money which went to the Committee on Finance.

 

            The Chair announced the following Committees:

 

Laws & Discipline

            Simmons, Turner, Meldrim, DuBignon, Adams.

 

Branch College:

            Bower, Hutchins, Callaway

 

Brown Fund

            McWhorter, Callaway, Persons.

 

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Honorary Degrees:

            Howell, Cobb, the Chancellor

 

Auditing:

            Hutchins, Persons, Bower

 

Invitation:

            Meldrim, Gober, Howell

 

Legislative

            Howell, McWhorter, DuBignon, Gober and Callaway.

 

On Finance, Persons temporarily vice Lewis absent.

 

On Property, Gober temporarily vice Hamilton absent.

 

Board then adjourned for the day.

 

Friday June 13 1902

 

            Board was called to order at 9 A.M. Minutes of the 12th were read and approved.

 

            Messrs, Harris and Howell took their seats with the Board.

           

Resolution to invite women.

Mr Gober offered the following:

“Resolved that an invitation be extended to Miss _______ (blank space) of the Normal School and Miss ____ (blank space) of the Georgia Industrial College (sic) to read essays at the approaching commencement at such time as may be suggested by the Chancellor.” Referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

            Reports were received from the various Branch Colleges and referred to the appropriate Committee.

 

            A petition from the Janitors for an increase in wages was referred to Committee on Finance.

 

            The report of the Finance Committee with the Statement of the Treasurer were received and laid on the table for the present.

 

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            The report of the Building Committee was received and laid on the table.

 

            A resolution to repay Dr. H.C. White $153.35 expenses was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Visit Buildings

            Mr Adams offered a resolution that at 5 P.M. today the Board would visit the buildings on the Campus, was adopted.

 

            On request of Messrs McWhorter Harris and Callaway they were excused from attendance until Monday.

 

            Board took a recess until 4. P.M.

 

Women Invited.

Upon convening the Committee on Laws and Discipline submitted a majority and a minority report on Mr Gober’s resolution. The majority report denying the invitation to the two ladies and the minority report favoring it. After considerable discussion Mr Gober moved to amend the minority report as follows: “Resolved that the Chancellor be authorized to invite such representatives either male or female of the State Normal School and the Georgia Industrial and Normal School, both branch colleges of the University, to take such part in the approaching commencement as he may think proper.”

 

The minority report as amended was put upon its passage and adopted.

           

Honorary Degrees

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees were made as follows:

 

A.M. on Marion J. Verdery of New York by the Alumni of New York

 

A.M. on Dr FM Ridley, LaGrange Ga. by Mr Jas. S. Walker

 

Ph. D. on Prof. WE Reynolds, Milledgeville by G.W.D. Case.

 

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D.D. on Rev Thos. C. Carlton, St Louis, by Mr HN Starnes.

 

D.D. on Rev W.W. Landrum, Atlanta and Rev Jas O, Branch, Dixie Ga by Mr SB Adams

 

All laid over under the rules.

 

Board took a recess to visit the buildings on the Campus and adjourned for the day.

           

Saturday June 14th 1902

 

Board met at 9 A.M. Minutes of the 13th were read and approved.

 

Law Department

 

Mr Meldrim offered the following:

 

  1. “Resolved that the expenses of the Law Department not to exceed Seventy five dollars be paid out of the general fund.

 

  1. After deducting the sum due under contract to S.C. Benedict and J.D. Mell, the balance of the income from tuition fees be equally divided between Howell Cobb and Sylvanus Morris.

 

  1. The amount to be paid Sylvanus Morris, Dean, in excess of his half of the fees received from tuition be Five Hundred and fifty dollars or so much thereof as together with his said half of the fees from tuition shall amount to two thousand dollars ($2000.)”

 

The resolution was referred to the Finance Committee.

           

Committee on Honorary Degrees submitted a report which was adopted.

 

Property report.

            Mr Cobb for Committee on Property read a report of requirements for repairs and improvements for the ensuing year which was laid on the table pending the adoption of the Finance Report.

 

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By Mr Hull

            “Resolved that the Chancellor and Faculty be invited to submit at the next annual meeting of the Board a revised programme (sic) for Commencement with a view to a reduction in the number of exercises.” Referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline. Upon Motion of Messrs Erle (sic) M Donaldson and Fred C Jackson were excused from the rule requiring the presence of recipients of diplomas at the Chapel on Wednesday.

 

Board of Visitors.

            The Board of Visitors were received by the Trustees and read their report as required by law with suggestions on the condition of the University. The report was received and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Board took a recess to attend the exercises of the Sophomore Class in the Chapel.

 

HN Starnes

            Convening at 4 P.M. Mr Fish took his seat. The resignation of Prof. H.S. Starnes to take effect six months from July 1st was received and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

 

            Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Sunday July 15th 1902

Commencement sermon was preached by

Rev. Wm J. Young D.D.

of Lynchburg Va.

 

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Monday June 16th 1902

Board convened at 9 a.m.

 

Minutes of the meeting were read and approved.

 

Prudential Committees

            Minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and confirmed.

 

CH Herty

By Mr Meldrim:

            “Resolved that the resignation of Chas. H Herty Adjunct Professor in Chemistry heretofore tendered to the Prudential Committee be and the same is hereby accepted as of February 1st 1902.”

            Adopted.

 

Branch Colleges

Mr Bower submitted the report of Committee on Branch Colleges which was adopted.

 

            Board took recess to attend the exercises of the Senior Class in the Chapel.

 

Convening at 4 P.M. the Board attended the exercises of the Junior Class and adjourned for the day.

 

Tuesday June 17th 1902

 

Board met at 9 A.M. Minutes of the 16th were read and approved.

 

Laws & Discipline

            Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted their report which was considered by sections amended and adopted.

 

Rule 10 amended

            It amends Rule 10 of the Manual as to removal of officers of instruction.

 

Chapter Houses.

            It declines to interfere with Chapter Houses.

 

1 year course in Agri.

            It authorizes a one year course in Agriculture.

 

Revised programme (sic)

            It reports favorably Mr Hull’s resolution on a revised programme (sic).

 

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Instructor in Chemistry

            It recommends the election of an Instructor in Chemistry for one year from Sept. 1, 1902.

 

            It denies the request to coordinate academic work with Law School work in Senior Class.

 

Fellow in Agriculture.

            It recommends the appointment of a Fellow in Agriculture Science.

 

Agent for University.

            It recommends the appointment of an Agent for the University in connection with the Branch Colleges.

 

Advertising

            It recommends an appropriation for advertising.

 

Thanks for gifts.

Thanks for various donations are returned to

 

Mr Oscar S. Straus for a gift of $500. and a bust of Homer.

 

Mr Geo Foster Peabody for a bust of the Madonna.

 

Prof. E.D. Wier of New Haven, for manuscripts of Abram Baldwin.

 

Judge Horace Russell of New York for a fund per prizes.

 

Commissioners of Clarke County for grading of the Campus.

 

Yale Corporation for the Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles.

 

It asks the Legislative Committee to secure the appropriation of $10000. for the Gene. Assembly for two years.

 

Sophomores.

            It denies the request of Sophomores that original compositions be substituted for selections to be declaimed.

 

Board of Visitors.

            It approves the suggestion that the time of the visit of the Board of Visitors be changed.

 

Univ. Press

            It approves the plan of the “University Press.”

 

Profs Bond  & Branson.

            It continues the appointment of Prof GG Bond and Prof EC Branson to assist the Chancellor.

 

Starnes’ resignation.

            Mr DuBignon moved that the Secretary notify Prof Starnes that his resignation as tendered to take effect at six months from July 1st is not accepted.                 Carried.

 

            Mr McWhorter submitted the report of the Committee on the Brown Fund which was laid on the table until the return of the Board

 

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from the Chapel.

 

            Board attended the exercises of the Alumni Society. Returning, Governor Candler took his seat.

 

Brown Fund Report

            Report Brown Fund was taken up and adopted.

 

It names as beneficiaries for loans of $150 each.

 

WO Cheney,                FB Anderson,               WW Williams

JF Hart Jr.                    JM McDonald,             WO Roberts

CS McWhorter,                       LP Young,                    GL Echols

Russell Gould,              JC Koch                                  IW Chandler

SJ Nix                          CR Lawler                   EW Ragsdale

US Johnson                  B.S. Keith                    C. Usher

HT Bray                                   CA Buise

 

Exam in Greek.

            It suspends the requirement for examination in Greek until further action by the Board.

 

To sue notes.

            It instructs Mr JD Mell, Attorney, to exchange outstanding obligations for notes, and to notify all debtors that unless paid by November 1st next the matured notes will be sued. It asks for a full statement of all dues to the Fund at the next annual session.

 

Act to legalized obligations of minors

            It asks that an act be passed by the Legislature making legal and binding obligations given by minors for funds borrowed to obtain an education.

 

Life insurance policies.

            It requires beneficiaries hereafter to take out life insurance payable to the Trustees covering the amount borrowed. It recommends that the Committee on this Fund be made a Standing Committee of the Board.

 

Pay of Attorney and Costs.

            It provides that the Attorney be paid ten per cent of amount collected and that all court costs in suits be paid by the Treasurer out of the fund where the plaintiff is liable.

 

Standing Committee.

            The Chair appointed on the Standing Committee Messrs McWhorter, Callaway and Persons.

 

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JM Stephenson / RL McWhorter

            Board then went into an election resulting in the election for one year of Mr JM Stephenson Jr as Tutor in English at the salary of $1200. per annum and of Mr RL McWhorter as Tutor in Latin and Greek at the salary of $500. per annum.

           

Report on Assistants.

            A Communication from the Chancellor, Dean Barrow and President White in regard to assistants in various departments was received and referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

           

A report of Committee on Agriculture was read and laid on the table.

           

Report of Property Committee was taken from the table and adopted.

 

Mr Persons was excused from further attendance at this session on account of a death in his family.

 

Geo T Barnes.

By Mr Hull:

            “Resolved that a blank page in these minutes be inscribed to the memory of Hon. George T. Barnes with his name and the dates of his birth and death."                 Adopted.

 

Board took a recess until 4 P.M.

 

At 4 attended the exercises of the Branch Colleges in the Chapel.

           

Petition of Senior Class.

            Returning to the Library, a committee of the Senior Class was received who asked that diplomas be granted to two of their member, Messrs. Starr and Blackwell.

 

            A special committee, McWhorter, Callaway and Gober, was appointed to make inquiry and report on the petition.

 

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Report of Auditing Committee was received and adopted.

            The Secretary was excused for the remainder of the afternoon, Mr Bower taking his place.

           

HN Starnes.

            On motion the Board took up the report of the Committee on Agriculture on the resignation of Prof Starnes, and Mr. Starnes was invited to appear before the Board. The Professor submitted some correspondence disclaiming having received any notice from the Committee, and changed the terms of his resignation making it effective October 1st or January 1st at the pleasure of the Board.

 

            Mr Callaway moved that it be accepted to take effect January 1st 1902, which was carried.

 

            Mr Simmons gave notice of a motion to reconsider.

 

            Board then adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

            Wednesday June 18th 1902

 

Board met at 9 A.M. minutes of the 17th were read and approved.

 

HN Starnes

            Mr Simmons moved to reconsider the action of the Board accepting the resignation of Prof. Starnes which was carried.

 

            Mr Simmons then moved that the resignation be accepted to take effect October 1st 1902, which was carried.

 

            Report of Finance Committee as amended was submitted and tabled temporarily.

 

Profs Park and Hooper

            Committee on Laws & Discipline reported without recommendation on the requests of Professors Park and Hooper for leave of absence.

 

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Leave of Absence

            Mr _____ (blank space) moved that these gentlemen be granted leave of absence as recommended in the report of the Chancellor. On a call of the roll the motion was carried by a vote of 9 to 6.

 

Degrees

            Graduate degrees were conferred on the nomination of the Chancellor as follows:

 

A.M.

William O. Payne

 

A.B.

William P. Aiken,                      Frank H Barrett,                                   Sterling H. Blackshear

Sidney S. Dean,                                    Joseph G. Faust,                                   George F. Gober. Jr.

Lucien P Goodrich,                   Russell Gould,                          Bothwell Graham Jr.

Pinkus Happ,                            Wilson M. Hardy,                     Oscar L. Keith,

Mitchell King,                           Miles W. Lewis                                    James P. Lewis,

Robert L McWhorter,              Morris Michael,                                    Sidney J. Nix

Edgar Oliver,                            Norwood Oxford,                                Noel P. Park

Eugene W. Ragsdale                 Marion S. Richardson

Robert G. Stephens,                 Ira W. Williams

and

Fred C. Jackson                       and       Thomas R. King (class of 1901)

 

B.S.

James K. Jordan,                                  James L. Sibley,                                   Ray D. Stubbs

John D. McCartney,                 William I MacIntyre

 

B.S. in Civil Engineering

James Frank Howard

 

B.L.

Madison Bell,                           Emile Hauser                            John A. Jenkins

Henry M Fletcher                                 Ware G. Martin                        and       Earl M. Donaldson

 

Salaries

Mr Howell offered the following:

            Resolved that the salaries of members of the faculty shall be paid monthly when the Treasurer has funds in hand with which to make such payments.              Adopted.

 

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Building Com.

            The report of the Building Committee was taken from the table and adopted.

 

Literary Societies

            Mr Howell offered the following:

            “Resolved that the Faculty be authorized to take such action as in its Judgement it deems proper, to restore to the Literary Societies the full management and direction of their affairs, the Board expressing the opinion that as far as practicable absolute freedom should be given the two societies in the election of their officers, the award of their honors and in the regulation of their administrative details.”       Adopted.

 

Petition of Senior Class.

            Mr McWhorter for special Committee reported denying the petition of the Senior Class for reasons given. The report was adopted.

           

Election of Assistants

The Board went into the election of Assistants as recommended by the Chancellor and heads of Colleges. The Secretary, on motion of Mr Gober, cast the ballot of the Board for the following persons:

 

J.M. Johnson, Instructor in Agriculture

 

Charles J. Moore, Instructor in Chemistry

 

William D Hoyt Jr. Tutor in Biology

 

William O. Payne, Tutor in History and also night Librarian.

 

Jas. F. Hart Jr. Fellow in Agriculture and the election was so announced.

 

The Chair appointed Messrs McWhorter, Callaway and Adams to confer with the Faculty on a revised programme (sic).

 

            Board took a recess to attend the closing exercises in the Chapel.

 

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            Returning to the Library the Finance Committee’s report was taken from the table and was amended as follows:

 

Stephenson’s Salary

            By Mr Turner, Provided that only $600. of the University funds shall be paid as salary to Tutor JM Stephenson, it being understood that the remainder of his salary will be paid by Prof. Park.

 

            The report as amended was adopted.

 

Finance Report.

            It makes appropriations for current expenses.

 

            It authorizes sale of land east of Normal School.

 

            It transfers $2000. first available to Agricultural department.

 

            It reduces Laboratory fees.

 

Candler Hall

            It places occupants of Candler hall on same footing with those of Old College

 

Catalogue Books.

            Committee on Laws & Discipline reported verbally recommending the employment of Mr Dye to catalogue books in the Library as suggested by the Chancellor.                   Agreed to.

 

Com. on Agriculture recommended that the Chair of Agriculture be filled at the next annual session. Agreed to.

 

            The Minutes were read and approved and the Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

            AL Hull

            Secty.

 

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Inscribed to the memory

 

of

 

George Thomas Barnes

 

born August 14th 1833

 

died in Augusta Ga October 24th 1901.

 

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Board met pursuant to a call by the chairman.

 

            Present Messrs, McDaniel, Callaway, Adams, Turner, Gober, Cobb, Hamilton, Hull, Simmons, Persons, Howell, Bacon, Meldrim, Fish, McWhorter, Bower, Harris, and Governor Terrell.

 

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill. The Chairman stated the object of the meeting to be the consideration of the amount and purposes of the request to be made of the Legislature.

           

Library Mr. Peabody

            Chancellor Hill made a statement to the Board of the offer of Mr Geo Foster Peabody of a fire proof Library to cost not exceeding $50000. and of the specific needs of the University at this time.

 

            On motion of Mr Bacon the Chairman of the Committees on appropriations and the State University of the Senate and House and the Representative from Clarke County were invited to attend the meeting of the Board. The Chair appointed Messrs McWhorter, Howell and Bower to invite the gentlemen.

 

            Judge Hutchins was excused from attendance on this meeting.

 

Worsley

            A request from Mr W DeL Worsely to have $40. paid by him as fees in the Law School refunded him was declined with the privilege of having credit given him to that amount should he reenter the School.

           

Building Committee

            Mr Gober moved that a Committee of six of which the Chairman of this Board be the Chairman and the Chancellor be a member, be appointed to confer with Mr Peabody and to act as a building Committee in the selection of plans for new buildings, remodeling buildings and the selection of sites for buildings, to report to the Board before taking any final action.             Carried.

 

            The Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House extended an invitation to the Board to meet with that Committee at their session this morning. The invitation was accepted.

 

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Brown Fund notes

            Mr McWhorter moved that the rules governing loans from the Brown Fund be so changed that the committee on the Brown Fund be authorized to renew past due notes given for loans, with satisfactory security. Carried Mr Bacon moved that the Statement made by the Chancellor as to the needs of the University be endorsed by the Board and that it be made the a basis for the requests to be made of the Legislature. Carried.

 

            The Board took a recess to attend the session of the Committee on Appropriations.

 

Bequest of Mr Lowe

            On reconvening Mr Harris moved that a Committee be appointed to confer with the Executor of Mr Lowe of Hawkinsville, Ga as to the bequest left by him for the benefit of the Girls Normal & Industrial School. Carried. The Chair appointed Messrs. Dubignon, Turner and Adams. The chair appointed as a Building Committee McDaniel, Chairman, the Chancellor, Cobb, McWhorter and Callaway.

 

            Board adjourned subject to call of the Chairman.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary.

 

Building Committee appointed:

            McDaniel, Chairman, Cobb, McWhorter, Callaway, Harris, the Chancellor.

 

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            The Board met pursuant to the call of the Chairman present, Chairman McDaniel, Cobb, Callaway, Harris, Hull, Hutchins, Gober, Persons, Simmons, Turner, Bower, Meldrim, McWhorter and Governor Terrell.

 

            After prayer by the Chancellor, the Building Committee submitted their report which was received.

 

            The Chancellor submitted a statement of the pressing needs of the University, a schedule of which was filed.

 

            Hon Harire Jordan was invited to address the Board on the subject of Farmer’s Institutes at a later hour.

 

Site of new Library

Board then took a recess to examine the sites proposed for the new Library building and reconvened at 4.30 P.M.

 

A motion being made and carried to proceed to the selection of a site, three locations were placed in nomination, the Morris residence, the North West Corner of the Campus and the North East Corner of the Campus.

 

A vote being taken, the North East Corner was selected.

 

Mr Simmons moved that the building be made to face the west.             Carried.

 

Architect

            Upon motion of Mr Hull Mr Haralson Bleckley was selected as the Architect of the building.

 

Plans for other building.

            The recommendations of the Committee that the places submitted by Prof Strahan for remodelling (sic) New College and additions to the present Library building were adopted.

 

Architect’s Fees

            Upon motion Mr Strahan’s compensation for drawing plans and specifications and superintending work was fixed at 3 per cent of the cost of buildings as ordered by the Board to be erected.

 

Board took recess till 8 P.M.

 

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Excused

            Upon reconvening excuses were received from Messrs. Adams, Bacon, Hamilton and Howell.

 

            Mr Simmons was excused from further attendance on this session.

 

Fees    

On motion of Mr McWhorter the action of the Board fixing the compensation of Prof Strahan was reconsidered and the rate was fixed at 3 ½ per cent instead of 3 per cent.

 

Hon Harire Jordan

            Hon Harire Jordan appeared and addressed the Board on Farmers Institutes, at the conclusion of which a vote of thanks was returned Mr Jordan.

 

Farmers Institutes

            On motion of Mr Turner, Mr Jordan was elected Director of Farmer’s Institutes of the State College of Agriculture for on year under the general direction of the Chancellor and President of the State College of Agriculture.

 

Summer School.

            Mr Callaway offered the following which was adopted: “Resolved that the Board grant the request of the Faculty of the University for authority to tender to the Summer School the use of the University buildings and equipment. The sum of one thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to the Summer School to be disbursed by the Treasurer of the Board on the approval of the Chancellor, to members of the University School Faculty offering such courses of instruction as were arranged in the summer session of the University formerly proposed.”

 

Appropriations

            The statement submitted by the Chancellor was taken up and acted upon.

 

            The following offices were provided for

 

            A librarian at a salary of $1500. per annum.

 

            A professor of Psychology and Pedagogy at a salary of $2000. per annum.

 

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            An instructor in English Literature & Rhetoric at a salary of $1200 per annum.

            The following sums were appropriated.

            For cataloging books in the Library                                 500.

              “   University Summer School                                      1000.

              “   Advertising (including restoration of part of Stram (?) gift.      400.

              “   University bulletins.                                                   300.

              “   Department of Agriculture including repayment of $2000     3000.

              “   Farmers institutes                                                   1000.

              “   Denmark Hall                                                         1000.

            Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Jan. 17th

Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 16th were read and approved

 

Electric Lights

By Mr Cobb,

            “Resolved that the sum of $10. be appropriated to place electric lights in the Law School lecture room.  Adopted.

 

Office boy.

            On motion of Mr Gober the Chancellor was authorized to employ an office boy at not more than $10 per month.

 

Building Committee

By Mr Meldrim

 

  1. “Resolved that the Building Committee here to fore raised on Nov 7th 1902, be and the same is hereby continued and the Secretary of this Board being added to said Committee.

 

  1. That the Committee be and is hereby fully authorized and empowered to make such arrangements with the donor George Foster Peabody Esq. as may be satisfactory to said donor looking to the application of said donation to the object of said donation.

 

  1. That when such arrangements with Mr Peabody be made that said Committee be and it is hereby

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fully authorized and empowered if it meets the approval of Mr Peabody, to advertise for bids for the erection of the building to be completed at such time as the Committee may determine said committee doing in this behalf all such matters and things as this Board itself might or could do.

           

  1. That Mr Peabody be informed by the Chancellor of the University that the General Assembly of the State of Georgia has complied with the conditions of his generous donation.” Adopted.

 

Remodelling (sic) Library building.

By Mr McWhorter:

            “Resolved that the Building Committee be and it is hereby authorized and empowered in behalf of this Board to advertise for bids for the remodelling (sic) of the present Library building in accordance with the plans and specifications of Prof. Strahan, to reject any and all bids, to make a contract or contracts, for said work, to fix the time of the completion of the work and to do all such other things as may be said Committee be deemed needful to complete said work as fully as this Board might or could itself do.”

            Adopted.

 

Lowe Legacy.

            Mr Turner brought up the matter of the Lowe bequest and Mr Callaway offered the following: “Resolved that the Committee to which was referred the matter of the legacy in will of Mrs AA Lowe to this Board for benefit of G.N. & I College, be and they are hereby authorized and directed to dispose of the property devised, and convert the same into cash and have the same paid over to the Treasurer of this Board.

            Resolved further that the Chairman and

 

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Secretary of this Board be authorized to execute all deeds and empowered necessary for said purpose.”

Adopted.

 

New College.

            On motion of Mr McWhorter the Supt. of Buildings under direction of the Prudential Committee is instructed to carry out the proposed changes in New College.

 

U.S. Officer for Commandant.

            “Whereas military tactics is required to be taught in the University and it is desirable that the very best instruction consistent with the general academic courses in this institution should be given to the students, therefore be it.

 

            Resolved that the Chairman of this Board and Mr P.W. Meldrim be and they are hereby requested to ascertain if a regular U.S. army officer can be detailed as instructor and commandant and to report as the next annual meeting of this Board.”                        Adopted

(Mr Meldrim’s name was inserted by amendment.)

 

Deptmt. Psychology

By Mr Hull,

            Resolved that the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy be created, and that in view of the increased duties of the chancellor and upon his suggestion, the work now done by him in the history of Philosophy and in Ethics be assigned to the Professor in said Department; the matter of designating the department by title and defining its scope to be postponed to the regular meeting of the Board.”

            Adopted.

 

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Funds for repairs and additions.

By Mr Hull

            Resolved that the $8000 interest on the Constitutional debt, the $1260. interest on the Franklin College funds and the fees from matriculation and tuition and rents, for the present year and the next year, be set apart for the purpose of converting New College into a dormitory and building additions according to the plans by this Board.”                           Adopted.

 

State Agent

By Mr Gober

            Resolved that a committee be appointed by the Chairman of this Board of which the Chancellor shall be chairman and two Trustees with power to go into the matter of a State Agent as recommended by the Chancellor and take such action as may be deemed wise said Committee to have the plenary power of the Board in and about the matter.”                     Adopted.

 

Librarian

            Mr Meldrim moved that the Chancellor and Library Committee be requested to nominate a Librarian to the Prudential Committee who may appoint him for one year at a salary not exceeding $1500.

            Carried, but afterwards reconsidered.

 

Adjournment

Mr McWhorter moved that when the Board adjourn it adjourn to meet at the call of the Chairman. Carried.

 

Vacant offices

Mr McWhorter moved that all new and vacant offices be filled at the called meeting.      Carried.

 

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Approp to Agriculture

Upon motion the $3000. appropriated to the Dept. of Agriculture was made subject to expenditure under direction of the Committee on Agriculture.

 

The Chair appointed following Committees to visit Branch College:

 

Committee

 

Dahlonega, Messrs Gober and Meldrim

 

Ga No Ind. School, Callaway and Adams

 

Technological School, Simmons and Hamilton

 

Ga. Ind. College, Turner and Persons.

 

Board then adjourned subject to call of the Chair.

 

            AL Hull            Secty.

 

Norrman’s Fees.

Omitted:

            Before adjournment Mr Cobb for the old Building Committee reported that Mr G.L. Norrman architect of Candler Hall had agreed to accept $212.00 in full settlement of the balance due him on fees and recommended that he be paid that amount. The recommendation was adopted, and the Committee was discharged.

 

            AL Hull

            Secty.

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Atlanta Ga. April 11th 1903

 

            The Board met pursuant to the call of the Chairman in the Capitol at 10 A.M. present Messrs, McDaniel, Callaway, Dubignon, Bower, Adams, Hamilton, Simmons, Fish, Bacon, McWhorter, Turner, Persons, Meldrim, Gober, Hutchins, Hull, Harris, and Governor Terrell.

 

CC Houston

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton. Mr Cobb was excused on account of illness. Upon motion Messrs. CC Houston, BF Holder and Kilburn were accorded a hearing in a complaint against the University Press.

 

            Chancellor Hill read a correspondence with Mr Geo. Foster Peabody on the subject of the site of the Library.

 

Reconsideration

            Mr DuBignon moved that the action of the Board in January last fixing the site for the Library be reconsidered.               Carried.

 

Site of Library.

            Mr. H. Bleckley, the Architect, submitted his perfected plans for the Library which were explained in detail. Mr Simmons moved that the Library be located on the site of the Morris residence, amended by Mr Callaway “and that the Morris residence be removed and reerected in good condition in the further corner of the lot.”                The motion as amended was carried.

 

Location

Gov. Terrell moved that the Building Committee be empowered to fix the exact location of the Library. Carried.

 

State Agent.

Chancellor Hill submitted a report of the Special Committee on a State Agent, recommending the appointment of Prof. Joseph S. Stewart at a salary of $2000. and with not more than $1000. for

 

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expenses, one half of which salary and expenses is to be paid by the University Auxiliary.

            The report was adopted.

 

Recommendations

            The Chancellor submitted sundry recommendations relating to the election of a Professor of Philosophy, an Instructor in English Literature, omitting names of students in the Branch Colleges from the general Catalogue, the appointment of sundry committees and tendering the right to each member of the Legislature to appoint one student to the College of Agriculture who shall be exempted from payment of Matriculation fees.

 

By Law Term of Elections.

            Mr Meldrim moved that the By laws be so amended that hereafter all new elections of members of the Faculty shall be for one year and unless confirmed by the Board shall not continue in force after that time.      Carried.

 

TJ Woofter

            The plans so submitted by Architect Bleckley were adopted. Upon motion the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for Prof T.J. Woofter to fill the Chair of Philosophy & Education from July 1st. next, and Mr Woofter was elected.

           

SV Sanford

            Messrs. C.E. Steed of Dahlonega, S.V. Sanford of Marietta, AJ Ritchie of Waco Tex. were nominated for Instructor in Rhetoric & English Literature.

 

            Messrs Turner and Fish were appointed tellers, the vote was counted and Mr Sanford received 11 votes, Mr Steed 6 votes and Mr Ritchie 1 vote. Mr Sanford was declared elected.

 

The request that the names of students in Branch Colleges be omitted from the general Catalogue was denied.

 

Appointment of Students in Agriculture

On motion each Senator and Representative in the General Assembly was authorized to appoint one male white student to the School of Agriculture.

 

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who shall be exempt from Matriculation and Library fees.

 

University Press

Mr Adams offered the following;

            “Resolved that the matter of the University press and its alleged competition with other printing establishments be referred to a special Committee of three to be appointed by the Chair to report at the next session regular meeting and that in the meantime it is the sense of the Board that the University Press should take no work outside of the University work.”

 

Mr Meldrim offered the following substitute:

            “Whereas a protest has been made by the job printers of the City of Athens against the work of the University Press company as such work is now being done, and whereas the said Press Company desires to be heard on the matter in controversy,

 

Committee on same

There be it resolved that the matter be referred to a Committee of three to be appointed by the Chair, which said Committee shall report to the next meeting of this Board.”

 

The substitute was put upon its passage and adopted.

 

The Chair appointed Messrs Callaway, Adams and Persons, the Committee.

 

Mr DuBignon offered the following which was adopted.

 

A.A. Lowe Legacy

            Resolved that the Committee to which was referred, the matter of the legacy in the will of Mrs AA Lowe for the benefit of the G.N.I. College be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to engage counsel and institute such proceedings as in its Judgement may be necessary to recover any and all damages which may have been done said property covered by said will.”                      Adopted.

 

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Mr McWhorter offered a resolution relating to the University Press which was lost.

 

(“The text of this resolution was not furnished the Secretary” written in pencil)

 

Upon motion the Board adjourned.

 

            AL Hull            Secretary

 

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June 11th 1903

The Board met in annual session at 1 P.M.

 

The session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill.

 

Present:

Chairman McDaniel, Callaway, Cobb, Fish, Harris, Hull, Hutchins, Hamilton, McWhorter, Persons, Simmons

 

The minutes of the meetings during the year were read and approved.

           

Hours for meeting were fixed at 9.30 A.M. to 1 P.M. and 4 P.M.  to 6 P.M.

           

Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

Chancellor’s Report

            On reconvening the Chancellor submitted his annual report with verbal remarks thereon, which was referred to Committees on Laws & Discipline, Finance and Agriculture.

 

Messrs. Bower, Howell and Adams took their seats.

 

On motion the reading of the reports of Professors was deferred.

 

Reports of Officers.

            Mr Howell moved that in future the reports of heads of departments be printed for the information of the Board.

 

            Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline the Chair appointed the following Committees:

 

Laws & Discipline:

            Hutchins, Gober, Turner, Fish, McWhorter.

 

Branch Colleges:

            Meldrim, Adams, Bower.

 

Auditing:

            Harris, Meldrim, Cobb.

 

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Brown Fund:

            McWhorter, Callaway, Persons

 

Property:

            Cobb, Harris, Hamilton.

 

Invitation:

            Howell, Simmons, Hamilton

 

Agriculture:

            Simmons, Meldrim, Callaway

 

Honorary Degrees

            Howell, Adams, Cobb, Chancellor Hill

 

Legislative:

            Howell, McWhorter, DuBignon, Gober, Callaway.

 

            An invitation from the Country Club to a reception this evening was extended through Mr McWhorter and accepted with thanks.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 AM tomorrow.

 

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Friday June 12 1903

Board met at 9.30 AM

 

Minutes of the 11th were read and approved

 

Messrs Meldrim DuBignon and Bacon were excused for absence

 

Stock in Hawkinsville Bank

            The Treasurer reported the receipt from Mr DuBignon of a certificate for ten shares of the Capital Stock in the Hawkinsville Banking & Trust Company received from the estate of Mrs. AA Lowe.

 

            On motion of Mr Gober the Treasurer of this Board was instructed to pay over to the Treasurer of the GA Nor. & Ind. School such dividends as shall be declared from time to time on said stock.

 

TP Tribble

            Mr TP Tribble was authorized to reenter the University without the payment of matriculation or library fees for one year.

 

GH Wade

            The petition of Mr GH Wade to have fees refunded him was denied.

 

            Mr Harris submitted the report from the School of Technology which was referred Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Committee on Property made their report which was laid on the table.

 

            Committee on Finance submitted their report which was received and laid on the table.

 

            Board took recess till 4 P.M.

 

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Reconvening at 4 P.M. Mr Meldrim took his seat.

 

Programme (sic)

            The recommendations of the Faculty on shortening the programme (sic) at Commencement was read and referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

            Building Committee reported on their action for the up to date which was received as information.

 

            Mr Meldrim presented a report from the Ga Industrial College which was referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Requests for appropriations from heads of departments were referred to Finance Committee.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 Saturday.

 

            Saturday June 13th 1903

 

            Board met at 9.30 AM

 

Minutes of the 12th were read and approved.

 

            The nomination of Dr. E.T. Avis by the local Trustees of No. Ga. A&M College for the Presidency of that institution was read and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Mr Gober’s Resolution

By Mr Gober:

            “Resolved that no member of this Board is eligible to election to any office within the gift of the Board of Trustees that has attached to it a salary paid out of the Treasury of the University.”

            Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

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Prudential Minutes

            The Prudential Committee submitted their minutes for the past year which were read and approved.

 

Auditing Committee

            The Auditing Committee made their report which was received and adopted.

 

Board of Visitors

            The Board of Visitors appeared before the Board and read their report on the condition of the University with recommendations as required by law. The report was referred to Com. on Laws and Discipline.

 

E.W. Ragsdale

            A petition from Mr EW Ragsdale that the degree of B.L. in course be conferred upon him was also referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

            Board took recess to attend the exercises of the Sophomore Class in the Chapel.

 

The Board convened at 4 P.M.

 

            Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a partial report which was laid on the table.

 

            Committee on Honorary Degrees made their report which was also tabled until Monday.

 

            Mr Turner moved that the Board take a recess to visit the Agricultural department.

 

Law School.    

Mr Cobb offered a resolution relative to the Law School which was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Board adjourned till 9.30 AM Monday.

 

Sunday June 14th

 

Baccalaureate Sermon was preached by Rev. W.W. Landrum D.D. of Atlanta Ga.

 

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Athens, June 15 1903

Board met at 9.30 AM.

 

Minutes of the 13th were read and approved.

 

            Mr Bacon took his seat with the Board. Report of Committee on Honorary degrees was taken from the table and recommitted.

 

            Report of Committee on Laws & Discipline was taken from the table and adopted as follows:

 

WO Payne

            It employs Mr WO Payne as Librarian during the session of the Summer School.

 

Society Halls

            It accepts the offer of the Societies of the use of their halls for lecture rooms.

 

Peabody

            It extends an invitation to the Peabody Trustees to establish a Teacher’s College in connection with the University.

           

Pharmacy

It authorizes the organization of a School of Pharmacy in the University at Athens.

 

            It appoints a Committee to confer with the Trustees and Faculty of the Ga Medical College

 

Bush Arbor

            It authorizes the erection of a bush arbor for use at commencement of 1904.

 

CJ Moore/ Tutors

            It confirms the election of Dr Chas. J Moore and reappoints for one year Tutors Payne, Hoyt, & McWhorter, and makes Mr Marion DuBose Tutor in Teutonic Philology.

 

Holidays

            It refers to the Faculty with power to act (sic) the change in weekly holidays.

 

Chapel Attendance

            It amends Sec I Chap III of Code of Laws in the manual. It recommends an appropriation for advertising. It returns thanks for various donations.

 

Prof. Barrow

            It grants leave of absence for six months of the next session to Prof Barrow.

 

Vaccination

            It requires vaccination of all students before registration.

 

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DAR prize

            It sanctions the prize offered by the D.A.R.

 

Courses of study

            It authorizes the Faculty to change courses of Study.

 

Manual.

            It provides for a republication of the Manual.

 

Law School

            It approves certain fees to lecturers in the Law School.

 

Names of Buildings

The recommendation as to names for buildings on the Campus was postponed until June 1904.

 

A supplemental report requests Prof Snelling to act as Registrar at $200 for the next year

 

Dean of Law School

            It does not make the Dean of the Law School a regular member of the Faculty.

 

Fees in Phys. Lab.

            It fixes a fee of $3. for the Physical Laboratory.

 

WA Worsham

            It names Mr WA Worsham Fellow in Chemistry.

 

Ragsdale

            It denies the petition of EW Ragsdale.

 

            It reports on the suggestions of the Board of Visitors.

 

SC Benedict

            It appoints Dr SC Benedict to the Chair of Materia Medica in the school of Pharmacy.

 

Plank walk.

            It provides for a plank walk to Denmark Hall.

 

Hon. Degrees

            Mr Gober with others nominated Lyman Hall of Atlanta for the degree of LL.D. Laid over under the rules.

 

            Board attended the exercises of the Junior Class in the Chapel and at 4 P.M. attended the exercises of the Senior Class.

 

            Reconvening the Committee on Branch Colleges made their report which was received and adopted.

           

Prest. ES Avis

            Dr E.S. Avis the nominee of the local Board of the N. Ga A&M College was elected President of that College vice Prof Jus S. Stewart resigned.

 

Reelection of Chairman.

            Mr McDaniel was unanimously reelected Chairman of the Board for a term of two years

 

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Univ. Press

            Special Committee on the University Press made their report which was received and after much discussion a motion to lay on the table was carried by a vote of 8 to 7.

           

Brown Fund.

            The report of the Committee on Brown Fund was received and adopted.

            It appoints the following beneficiaries: $150 each:

 

Hollis Pope,                  IW Chandler                JV McWhorter             JC Koch

W T Hanson                 HF Bray                                   WO Roberts                FB Anderson

CA Buise                     C Usher                                   BS Keith                      WW Williams

JE Craigmiles                GM Telford                  HB Ritchie                    CM James

JR Turner                     HA Haynes                  Van Wilhite,                 CE Smith

GT Bernard,                 TG Stokes                    Warren Lacy

WT Elgin                      WA Bell                                   AM Howell                  AG DeLoach

 

            Upon motion of Mr Gober the report of Com. on University Press was taken from the table and recommitted.

 

Hon Degrees

            Committee on Honorary Degrees reported conferring the degree of LL.D. on Rev. W.W. Landrum, D.D. and D.D. on Rev. J.O. Branch.

            Report was adopted.

 

            Board adjourned till 9.30 tomorrow.

 

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Tuesday June 16th 1903

Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 15th were read and approved.

 

Legislative Committees

            Mr Bacon moved that the Committees of the Legislature be invited to meet the Board at 11 AM and confer on matters of interest to the University.       Carried.

 

            Committee on Agriculture made a report which was received, considered by sections and adopted as amended.

 

JM Johnson

            It makes Mr JM Johnson head of the school at $1200 salary.

 

JF Hart

            It makes Mr JF Hart Tutor in Agriculture at $600.         “

 

            It authorizes the purchase of sundry equipments.

 

Prof Rhodes.

            It pays Prof Rhodes $100.

 

            It provides for publication of Nature leaflets.

 

Purchase of Land.

            It purchases two tracts of land adjoining the farm.

 

            It looks to coordination of teaching in the University and Normal School.

 

Fees in Agri.

            It admits all students to Agricultural Courses without matriculation & library fees.

 

Farmers Inst.

            It continues Farmers Institutes for $750.

 

            It provides for expenses of Dr White to Convention.

 

Leaves of absence

            Mr Gober offered the following:

            “Whereas the duties of a Professor in the University require their time for about nine months in the year placing three months at his disposal and whereas in comparison with the pay of the public officers of this state and other colleges his pay is adequate therefore by the Board of Trustees of the University be it resolved that hereafter we will grant to no officer of the University leave of absence on full pay except for providential cause extending to an

 

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inability to perform his duties.”

            Referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline and reported favorably.

 

Univ. Press.

            Committee on University Press submitted a report which was received and adopted.

 

            Committees from the Legislature came before the Board and were invited to seats.

 

The Chair welcomed the Legislators and invited them to an expression of any views they may entertain on matters of interest to the University.

 

            Remarks were made by Messrs. Harire Jordan, Conner, and Leigh.

 

            Board took recess to attend the Alumni oration by Hon WM Howard and adjourned till 4 P.M.

 

Denmark Hall

            At 4 P.M. Mr Meldrim moved that the Auditing Committee be authorized to turn over the accounts of Denmark Hall to the Prudential Committee to be audited during vacation.         Carried.

 

CM Snelling

By Mr Howell

            Resolved that the thanks of the Board be expressed to Col. Snelling for his admirable management of Denmark Hall, the past twelve months, upon whose management past and present depended the success of the Hall.                 Adopted.

 

Property Report.

            Board repaired to the Chapel to hear the addresses of representatives of the Branch Colleges.

 

            Returning to the Library the report of the Property Committee was taken from the table and adopted.

 

            Mr Callaway was granted leave of absence after today.

 

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Night Librarian

            Mr Hull moved that the Prudential Committee be authorized to engage a Night Librarian at $100. Salary.                       Carried.

 

Reelection of Sec. Hull,

            The term of office of the Secretary expiring with this session the Chairman on motion of Mr Simmons, was asked to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr AL Hull for reelection for a term of four years, which was done and the Chair so announced.

 

Mr Gober’s resolutions

            Committee on Laws & Discipline reported on two resolutions offered by Mr Gober, on the first as offered on the 13th June that it is inexpedient at this time and that it be indefinitely postponed. On the second as offered on the 16th that it do pass. Both reports were adopted.

 

Committees

            Mr Hull having asked to be relieved of the Chairmanship of the Finance Committee which he had held since 1884. the Chair made the following changes in Committees: on Finance, Hutchins, Chairman, McWhorter & Callaway

 

On Prudential Committee

            Cobb, Chairman, Hull & McWhorter.

 

On Revision of Manual.

            Hutchins, Gober, Adams.

 

To visit Milledgeville, Bacon & Harris

        “    Dahlonega, Simmons & Hamilton

        “    Technological School, Gober & Adams

        “    Ga. Industrial College, Callaway & Bower.

 

Branch Colleges at Commencement.

            Mr Adams offered the following:

            Resolved that the invitations to the Branch Colleges to select students to appear on the stage during our Commencement exercises be withdrawn.

            The resolution was adopted by a vote of 8 to 7.

 

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Chapel Bell.

            Mr McWhorter offered the following: Whereas the chapel bell is cracked and almost entirely worthless therefore be it resolved that the Prudential Committee be authorized to buy a suitable bell and have it installed.                       Adopted.

 

Programme for Commencement

            Mr Hull offered a substitute for the Programme suggested by the Faculty and submitted by the Committee on Laws & Discipline, as follows:

 

Saturday                          8 P.M. Champion Debate

 

Sunday             11 A.M. Baccalaureate Sermon

 

Monday                       11 A.M.           Sophomore declamations

                          4 P.M. Vacant

                          6 P.M.           Prize drill of Cadets

 

Tuesday                            A.M.           Meeting of Alumni Society

                        12 M    Oration

                          4 P.M.           Junior Orations & Delivery of Sophomore prize

 

Wednesday                  Commencement day.

                        10 A.M.           Senior Orations

                        12 M    Baccalaureate Address

                                    Closing exercises.

 

A vote being taken the substitute was adopted

 

Faculty and Students at exercises

By Mr Gober

            Resolved that the Board of Trustees respectfully call attention of the Chancellor and Faculty to the rules in the Manual in reference to the attendance of the Faculty and students on the Commencement and its exercises.                    Adopted.

 

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YMCA Building

By Mr Adams,

            Resolved that the Trustees of the University of Georgia endorse heartily the movement inaugurated by the Rev WW Landrum looking to the erection of a Y.M.C.A. building with a gymnasium as a part of it, on the Campus of the University; that we regard the suggestion made by him as a most happy one and that we express the wish that Dr Landrum will take charge of the movement.           Adopted.

 

Board adjourned till 9 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Wednesday June 17 1903

 

Board met at 9 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 16th were read and approved.

 

Branch Colleges

            Mr Fish moved to reconsider the action of the Board withdrawing the invitation to Branch Colleges to take part in Commencement.           Carried.

 

Programme

            Mr Howell moved to reconsider the action of the Board adopting a revised programme.            Carried.

 

Mr Howell then moved to amend as follows: Monday 4 P.M. be left open and that the Chancellor be authorized to arrange for this hour and day such exercises as in his opinion will adequately represent such of the Branch Colleges as he may select to participate, and that the Chancellor be authorized to make any other change in the whole programme of next Commencement as in his opinion may be deemed advisable. Adopted.

 

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Committee on Laws & Discipline made a final report which was read and adopted.

 

Finance Report.

            Report of the Finance Committee was taken from the table and adopted together with a supplemental report including late appropriations.

 

Females on stage

By Mr Adams

            Resolved that the Board of Trustees does not regard it as wise that female pupils of the Branch Institutions participate in the Commencement exercises.

            Lost by a vote of 8 to 7

 

Graduates

            Graduate degrees were conferred as recommended by the Chancellor and Faculty, as follows:

 

A.B.

TA Barrow                   SA Beaver                   CW Bond

WO Cheney                 WR Coile                     GB Franklin

OJ Franklin                  ER Jerger                     JC Jester

CR Lawler                   GW Legwin                  JP Manley

EW Martin                   WS Mask                    RJ Moran

JH Monahan                 JW McDonald              AT MacIntyre

WW Reynolds              HW Scott                     LJ Thompson

WR Turner                   B.S. Walker Jr.                        RE White

LP Young

 

B.S.                             WA Worsham

DA Cohen                    DH DuPree                  AJ Lyndon

CD Dorsey                   JM Starr                                   GL Echols

WM Jackson                WH Jones                    JM Stanton

 

B.S.C.E.

H Abbott                      JB High                                    TL Hudson

WA Jackson

 

B.S. in Elec.

Russell Gould.

 

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B.L.

G.D. Blount,                 Doyle Campbell,                       O.J. Coogler

J.L. Dowling                 F.E. Ellis                       Colquitt Finley

WA Hallowes Jr.                      R.H. Harris                   Geo. C. Heyward Jr.

J.W. Hitch                    Winfield Jones              EP King Jr

Geo. Kirkland Jr.                      F.P. McIntire                H.J. McIntire

J.O. Newell                  S.J. Nix                                    G.L. Patterson

R.A. Ransome              H.H. Swift                    JW Talbot

LE Tate                                    HH Taylor

 

New Library

The Building Committee reported that a bid for erecting the new library had been accepted at $40818. subject to certain deductions and a bid for removing the Morris house at $1450.

 

            The Prudential Committee was authorized to pay Miss Morris $30. for damages resulting from the removal of the house.

 

The minutes of the days session were read and approved.

 

            The Board took recess to attend the closing exercises in the Chapel, and on returning to the Library adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary.

 

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The Board met today pursuant to the call of the Chairman to consider the loss by fire on Nov 19th of Science Hall and contents

 

Present

            Messrs McDaniel, Cobb, Hamilton, Hutchins, Hull, Persons, Howell, Simmons, Meldrim, McWhorter, Newton.

 

            Chancellor Hill opened the meeting with prayer, and afterwards made a statement as to the origins and results of the fire and the condition of the departments affected.

 

JT Newton

Mr JT Newton was received as the new Trustee from the 8th District.

 

Messrs Turner, Callaway, Bower, Gober and DuBignon and Bacon were excused for good reasons.

 

Dr White and Dr Campbell were invited to appear before the Board and made statements as to the work they contemplated in their departments and their losses by the fire.

 

Rebuilding Science hall

Mr Howell offered the following resolution which was considered by sections and adopted:

 

Resolved that immediate steps be taken to replace Science Hall on the following basis:

 

  1. To erect a two story building on the present foundation.

 

  1. To so arrange the ground or basement floor in addition to the two floors as above authorized so that it shall have suitable pitch from floor to ceiling said floor or so much thereof as can be &c utilized to be devoted to lecture rooms or

 

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laboratories or for such other purposes as may be necessary.

 

  1. The total expenditure for such improvements as is above authorized including heating apparatus and plumbing shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars which is hereby appropriated and said building shall be ready for occupancy by September 1st 1904

 

  1. Resolved further that said building shall be constructed with the view to use for the chair of Chemistry and its kindred branches, such as pharmacy, mining and metallurgy &c.

 

  1. Resolved further that five thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the replacing of so much of the Chairs of Chemistry, Biology, Philosophy & Education and the Chancellor’s Office equipments as can be purchased for said amount; said expenditure to be under the direction of the Prudential Committee after consultation with the Chancellor, Dr White, Dr Campbell and Prof Woofter as follows:

 

For Chemistry                    2900.

  “   Biology                                    1500

  “   Chancellor’s office         250

  “   Prof Woofter’s room      350

 

  1. Resolved further that building known as “New College be temporarily used for the chairs of Chemistry and Biology and that the fund now in hand for the rearrangement of that building for dormitory purposes or so much thereof as may be necessary be used for the said readjustment of the building for lecture and laboratory purposes provided this shall not interfere with the

 

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with the (sic) progress of the work of rearrangement of the third floor of of (sic) this building for dormitory purposes. If this building can be so rearranged as provided under the terms of the resolution for an amount less than that heretofore appropriated for this purpose the remainder shall be applied to the building fund of the new Science Hall.

 

  1. Resolved further that the General Assembly be asked for an appropriation of $25000.00 for the building of a new hall for the chair of Biology and for the purchase of such additional equipment of the chairs of Chemistry, Biology, Mines, Minerals and metallurgy as is rendered necessary by the recent burning of the Science Hall and as cannot be secured for the sum of $5000. herein provided to meet the urgent and immediate demand of the situation.”

 

Building Committee

By Mr Hull

            Resolved that a Building Committee of five be appointed who shall have plenary powers to select plans, make contracts and have entire charge of the erection of New Science Hall.    Adopted.

 

The Chair appointed on this Committee: Meldrim, Simmons, Hamilton, Hutchins and Chancellor Hill.

 

Pay of Dean of Law School

The Treasurer asked the Board to construe the resolution of June 14, 1902 fixing the salary of the Dean of the Law School.

 

Mr Meldrim offered the following: Whereas a question of Construction has arisen relative to the compensation to be paid to Dean Sylvanus Morris therefore be it

 

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Resolved, That the true intent and meaning of the original resolution was that Dean Morris be paid out of the funds of the University so much as might be necessary as when added to one half of the fees received in the law school shall equal two thousand dollars.”  Adopted.

 

Mr Meldrim offered the following:

Whereas the Board of Trustees of Mercer University being in session most graciously expressed the sympathy of that institution for this University in the calamitous fire which recently destroyed Science Hall, therefore be it.

 

Resolved, That the Trustees of the University of Georgia sincerely thank the Trustees of Mercer University for their expression of sympathy and hope that our sister institution maybe saved from a similar misfortune.

 

That while the loss has been very great yet the energy, devotion and self sacrifice of the Chancellor, faculty and Student body have enabled the work of instruction to go on without serious detriment but of course with great inconvenience.

 

That relying upon the sympathy of Mercer University and our kindred colleges and the wise generous and liberal support of the state this Board is hopeful that appropriate buildings will be promptly erected so that there may be no permanent impairment in the work of the University.      Adopted.

 

Summer School

By Mr McWhorter

            Resolved that One thousand dollars be appropriated to the University Summer School provided that $4500. be otherwise obtained from other sources.             Adopted.

 

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Centennial Commencement

By Mr McWhorter

            Resolved that $200. be appropriated to the expense of advertising celebrating the centennial commencement next June.    Adopted.

 

Insurance

Mr Simmons moved that the Chairman interview Governor Terrell with a view to have the State insure the property of the University.           Carried.

 

On motion the Board adjourned Sine die.

           

AL Hull            Secretary

 

Following is Mr Simmons resolution referred to above: “Resolved that it is the sense of this Board that the State should bear the expense of insuring its buildings on Campus of the University and that such legislation if any be necessary as will relieve our treasury of this burden be asked of the Legislature at the next session thereof and in the meantime that the Chairman take this question up with the Governor or other state authority and carry into effect this resolution.     Adopted.

 

AL Hull Sec.

 

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Atlanta Ga. March 21, 1904

 

The Board met pursuant to the call of the Chairman at the request of the Building Committee.

 

Present, Chairman McDaniel, Meldrim, Simmons, Hutchins, Hamilton, Newton, Persons, Cobb, Adams, Turner, Fish, Callaway, Bower, Howell, McWhorter, Hull and Governor Terrell.

 

The Chancellor opened the meeting with prayer.

 

Messrs Bacon, Gober and DuBignon were excused for non attendance.

 

Science Hall

The Building Committee through its Chairman Mr Meldrim made a statement which was the basis for this meeting. The amount appropriate for rebuilding Science Hall was $20000. The lowest bid received was approximately $27000. The Committee asked for instructions.

 

Bid accepted at $27000.

The plans were examined and after some discussion Mr Callaway offered the following:

            Resolved that the Building Committee be authorized and instructed to proceed with the construction of Science Hall in accordance with the plans submitted using pressed brick for finishing, at a cost including heating and plumbing not to exceed twenty seven thousand dollars. The bid to be accepted to be left to the discretion of the Committee.

The resolution was adopted.

 

Bond for arms.

The Chairman was authorized to execute a bond to the governor for $2500. for the safekeeping of arms furnished the Cadets.

 

            At the request of Mr DuBignon a resolution was adopted authorizing the Chairman and Secretary

 

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Deed to Lowe property

of the Board to execute a deed to certain property belonging to the Lowe Estate which was sold by the life tenant, upon payment of the purchase money to the Board.

 

Encampment.

            On the recommendation of Chancellor Hill an encampment of the Cadet Corps for one week in April was authorized provided the Faculty consents, and the sum of $250. to pay the expense thereof was appropriated. A prize of $2500 was on motion offered for the best essay on Agriculture.

 

Board Adjourned.

 

            AL Hull

            Secretary

 

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Athens, June 9th 1904

            The Board met in annual session at 1 PM. No quorum being present, adjourned to 4 P.M.

 

            At 4 PM the meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton.

 

            The roll was called and there appeared present Messrs, McDaniel, Adams, Cobb, Callaway, Bower, Bacon, Gober, Hull, Hutchins, Harris, Meldrim, Newton, Persons, Hamilton, McWhorter and Howell.

 

            Minutes of the meetings for the past year were read for information having already been approved.

 

            Chancellor Hill presented his report with verbal comments thereon, which was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline except so much thereof as related to appropriations of money which was referred to Finance Committee.

 

The following Committees were appointed:

 

Laws & Discipline:

            Gober, McWhorter, Adams, Cobb, Hamilton.

 

Branch Colleges:

            Bower, Harris, Newton.

 

Auditing:

            Callaway, Simmons, Newton.

 

Invitations:

            Bacon, Howell, McWhorter.

 

Agriculture:

            Newton, Persons, Simmons.

 

Honorary Degrees,

            Adams, Bacon, The Chancellor.

 

Legislative:

            Howell, McWhorter, Gober, Callaway, Harris.

 

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University of Georgia,

Hon Henry G Turner

            The sudden death of Hon Henry G. Turner was announced by Mr Gober and on motion of Mr Adams a blank page in the minutes was ordered to be inscribed with the name of Judge Turner, and the dates of his birth and death.

 

            Upon motion of Mr Adams the Board adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr Turner until 10 o’clock A.M. tomorrow.

 

            The resolution was adopted unanimously by a rising vote.

 

Friday, June 10 1904

 

The Board convened at 10 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 9th were read and approved.

 

The hours of meeting for the session were fixed as follows:

From 9.30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

From 4. P.M. to 6. P.M.

 

GA Medical College

            The Special Committee appointed to confer with the Faculty of the Georgia Medical College submitted their report which was considered by sections, amended and laid on the table.

 

Telegram

            Mr Adams moved that the following telegram of sympathy be sent to Mrs. Turner

 

            “Mrs. Henry G. Turner, Quitman Ga. The Trustees of the University now in session have learned with deep sorrow of the death of your honored husband and beg to extend to his family their warmest, sympathy. Henry D. McDaniel, Chairman.”

 

            The motion was unanimously carried.

 

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Athens,

 

Inscribed in Memory of

 

Henry G. Turner

 

Born March 20th 1839

 

Died in Raleigh, N.C.

 

June 9th 1904.

 

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University of Georgia,

Purchasing Agent and Registrar

Mr Harris offered the following resolution which was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee: “Resolved that all purchases of supplies and materials for the University shall be made exclusively by a Purchasing Agent on requisitions from the heads of departments and in no case shall the purchases made exceed the appropriations authorized by the Board for the various accounts for that year. Provided however, that an emergency appropriation may be made by the Prudential Committee to cover any necessary expenditures.

 

            Resolved further that the present Secretary & Treasurer be and he is hereby made Purchasing Agent, with the duties herein before indicated, and also Registrar.

 

            Resolved that as such Treasurer he shall collect all the funds from every source due or accruing to the University as is now provided and shall pay said funds over to the depository of the University hereinafter specified.

 

            Resolved further that the Georgia National Bank of Athens be and the same is hereby designated from this date as the depository of all the funds collected by the Treasurer for and on account of the University and said depository is authorized to pay out said funds on the check of the Treasurer of this Board, said depository to give bond as in case of State depositories and to pay two per cent interest on daily balances.

 

            Resolved further that the salary of the secretary, purchasing agent, Treasurer, and Registrar as aforesaid be fixed at Eighteen hundred Dollars per annum.

 

            The foregoing is the resolution as amended and finally adopted. Secretary.

 

            The reports of the various Branch Colleges were presented and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Walter B. Hill

            A request from Chancellor Hill to be reimbursed for the loss of a file cabinet destroyed with Science Hall was referred to Finance Committee.

 

            Mr Hutchins submitted the Finance report which was received and laid on the table.

 

Law Library

            A request from the Law Class asking for the completion of the Law Library was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

JB Falk

            A communication from Mr Falk asking the return of tuition fees paid by his son was also referred to the Finance Committee.

 

JW Camak

            A request from James W. Camak asking the return to him of his father’s canteen was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

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            Reports of officers were presented and on motion of Mr Meldrim were referred to Laws & Discipline Committee for such action as they may deem proper.

 

Reports of Officers.

            Mr Howell offered the following:

Resolved that the Chancellor be and he is hereby requested to supply to each member of the Board through the Secretary thereof at least a week in advance of the annual meeting of the Board the annual report and recommendations of the several chairs of the University or so much thereof as in the opinion of the chancellor may be necessary.                    Adopted.

 

Board took recess until 4 P.M.

 

            Upon convening at 4 P.M. Mr. Simmons took his seat with the Board

 

            Mr Howell was excused until Monday next.

 

Thanks

By Mr Harris:

            Resolved that the sincere thanks of the Board of Trustees in behalf of the University be returned to Hon AO Bacon and Hon WM Howard for their valuable and kind services in securing for the libraries of the College of Agriculture and the School of Chemistry duplicates of a large number of valuable government publications destroyed by fire on the occasion of the destruction of Science hall in November last.

 

            Resolved further that the Secretary be directed to forward a copy of these resolutions to the Hon AO Bacon and Hon WM Howard.”                 Adopted.

 

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University of Georgia,

June 10th 1904

By Mr Bower:

Tech Commencement

            Resolved that the Board of Trustees attend in a body the Commencement exercises of the Technological School to be held on Thursday June 16th.

 

            Ayes and noes were called for and the resolution was adopted by a vote of 11 to 4.

 

The Committee on Laws & Discipline made a partial report which was considered by sections and as amended adopted.

 

It provides:

 

Head Janitor

  1. for a supervisor of Janitors, a white man, at a salary of not more than $50. per month.

 

Dormitory rent.

  1. for the payment of a rent fee of $1.00 per session by each student occupying a dormitory room.

 

Night watchman

  1. for a night watchman at not more than $40. per month.

 

Change in Manual

  1. that the law in reference to attendance on Commencement exercises be changed.

 

Patterson

  1. that Prof AH Patterson be given leave of absence for the session of 1905-06.

 

Honorary degrees

            The Committee on Honorary Degrees reported that the degree of LL.D. be conferred on Hon. Ewd. M Shepard of New York, and D.D. on Rev. H. T. Bradley of Atlanta.            Adopted.

 

Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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Athens, June 11, 1904

Saturday

Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 10th were read and approved.

           

G.R Glenn.

            The nomination by the local Board of Trustees of the N. Ga A&M College of Mr Gustavus R. Glenn to be President of that College was received by telegram and was referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            The Committee retired and afterwards reported recommending that the nominee be elected. The Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr Glenn and Mr Glenn was declared elected President of the No Ga. A&M College.

 

Janitors Wages

A petition from the Janitors for an increase of their wages was referred to Finance Committee

 

MW Brown

            An offer from Mr MW Brown of $400. for a vacant lot near the Normal School was also referred to the Finance Committee.

 

            A request from Mr GR Glenn for an audience from the Board on Tuesday next was granted.

 

To Teach Georgia History

            Mr Adams offered the following: Resolved by the Board of Trustees of the University of Ga. that special attention should be given in the department of history to the history of the State of Georgia, and all students in this department be given the opportunity in the course of instruction to become familiar with this history.

 

            Resolved that the Secretary send a copy of this action to the Chancellor.                        Adopted.

 

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University of Georgia,

June 11, 1904

Athens Banner

By Mr Gober

            Recognizing the valuable services rendered the University of Ga. by the Athens Banner both by the generous use of its local columns as an advertising medium for the institution without fee or reward and the vigorous aid of its editorial policy in the furtherance of the best interests of the University in its different departments the Board of Trustees suggests to the officials of the University having the printing for the institution in charge the wisdom and Justice of awarding the contracts for the same during the next term to the Athens Banner.”

 

Patterson’s leave of absence

            Referred to the Finance Committee.

            Mr Hamilton moved to reconsider so much of the report of the Laws & Discipline Committee as relates to leave of absence for Prof Patterson.       Carried.

           

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors appeared before the Trustees and through their Chairman, Prof Brittain, presented their report with recommendations as required by law.

 

The report was received and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr Adams moved a vote of thanks to the Board of Visitors for their painstaking and admirable report.               Carried.

 

A recess of five minutes was taken to greet the members of the Board, after which Mr Cobb presented the report of the Property Committee, which was received and adopted.

 

Mr Harris was given leave of absence after today.

 

Mr Fish took his seat with the Board.

 

On motion a recess was taken till 4 P.M.

 

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Inspection of Old College

Mr Meldrim offered the following:

            Resolved that the chairman of the Committee on Property be and he is hereby directed to secure the services of Mr Pittman, Building Inspector (of Atlanta) to investigate and report upon the Character of the material being used in and the nature of the work being done upon the New Science Hall, to investigate and report upon the condition of Old College and to suggest a remedy and to investigate and report  upon such matters as may be referred to him.             Adopted.

           

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read and approved.

 

            The Chair announced that in making up the Committees Mr Newton was substituted for Mr Simmons as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, because of Mr Simmons having had indefinite leave of absence on account of sickness in his family. Mr Simmons having returned, he was replaced as Chairman of the Committee.

 

Board adjourned till Monday 9.30 A.M.

 

The Baccalaureate sermon on Sunday was preached by

Rt. Rev Thos. F. Gailor D.D.

Bishop of Tennessee.

 

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University of Georgia,

Monday June 13, 1904

            The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

 

Minutes of the 11th were read and approved.

 

            Mr Fish was excused for the remainder of the session.

 

            A recess was taken to attend the exercises of the Sophomore Class in the Chapel.

 

            Upon reconvening the Board took a recess until 4 P.M.

 

At 4 P.M.

Librarian

Mr Gober offered the following:

            Resolved that it is the sense of the Board that the Librarian in chief shall be a man and shall be a member of the Faculty with the rank of Instructor.

 

2.         That the election of the Librarian is postponed to the meeting of the Board to be held in Atlanta shortly after the beginning of the session of the General Assembly.

 

3.         In the meantime the Chancellor is authorized to obtain information with a view to making a nomination for the position at a salary ranging from $1200. to $1500. and with the understanding that the present Librarian shall be retained as Assistant and that the clerical work of making the new card catalogue will be provided for by the University.

 

Summer Librarian

4.         The Chancellor is authorized to arrange for the opening of the library during the Summer School and the vacation at a compensation not to exceed that paid for similar service for the summer of 1903.        Adopted.

 

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            Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a report pending the consideration of which the Board took recess to attend the Junior speaking in the Chapel.

 

Returning to the Library.

 

Governor Terrell and Mr Howell took their seats in the Board.

 

Hon John W Bennett.

            Hon John W. Bennett appointed Trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr Turner, was received by the Board and took his seat.

 

            The Report of the Laws and Discipline Committee was taken up, considered by sections, and as amended was adopted.

 

  1. It commends the report of the Board of Visitors and suggests action looking to a change in the law prescribing the time of their visit to the University.

 

Salary of EL Griggs

  1. It recommends an addition of $300. to the salary of Col. EL Griggs.

 

Worsham.

  1. And that Mr WA Worsham be elected tutor in Biology.

 

CJ Moore

  1. That CJ Moore be promoted to be Adjunct Prof. in Analytical Chemistry.

 

UH Davenport

  1. That UH Davenport be promoted to be Adjunct Prof in Physics and Electrical Engineering.

 

SV Sanford

  1. That S.V. Sanford be promoted to be Adjunct Prof. in English.

 

    • That the resolution offered by Mr Harris on the 10th inst. be adopted with these changes viz:  adding the office of Registrar to that of Purchasing Agent, making the salary $1800 instead of $2000 and naming the Georgia National Bank to be the Depository, the bank to give bond and to pay 2% interest on daily balances.

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    June 13th 1904

    Tutors

    1. That MD DuBose, WO Payne, RL McWhorter be reappointed Tutors as before.

     

    Camak

    1. That the request of James W. Camak be granted

     

    1. That the Chancellor and Faculty arrange to give every graduate of the Institution a thorough training in English.

     

    Ga Med. College.

    The report of the Special Committee appointed to confer with the Faculty of the Ga. Medical College was taken from the table and after striking out paragraph 6 and amending paragraph 7 was adopted.

    It provides that

     

    1. The diplomas of the Ga Medical College shall conform to those of the University.

     

    1. That the Chancellor shall present these diplomas.

     

    1. That the matriculates shall be reported and be enrolled with other students.

     

    1. That special branches may be taught at Athens to prepare students for the Medical Course.

     

    1. That the Medical Faculty shall accept gradings of Professors at Athens on matriculation.

     

    1. (Blank)

     

    1. That this Board will make no suggestion as to making the Chairman of the Medical Board a Trustee of the University.

     

    FA Pittman on Old College.

                Mr FA Pittman, Building Inspector of Atlanta reported on the condition of Old College that in his opinion it is unsafe, but may be strengthened so as to stand ten years longer.

                Referred to Committee on Property

     

                Mr Pittman also reported that the material and work being done on New Science Hall is up to the average for this kind of work and that the plans are in accordance with that used in the best constructed buildings.

                Referred to Com. on Buildings Science Hall.

     

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    Athens, June 13, 1904

     

    Board adjourned until 9.30 tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday June 14th 1904

     

    Board met at 9.30 AM

     

    The minutes of the 13 were read and approved.

     

    Old College

                The Property Committee reported recommending that Old College be not occupied.      Adopted.

     

    Mr Adams offered the following:

                Resolved that the Prudential Committee secure for the next meeting to be held in Atlanta estimates as to the possible cost of putting the Old College dormitory building in a safe condition.     Adopted.

     

                Committee on Laws & Discipline reported favorably on granting Mr JC Koch’s petition and the petition was granted.

     

    JA Saye

                A communication from Mr JA Saye asking that a sum of money be paid him in addition to the contract price of remodeling Academic Building on which contract he lost money, was referred to Committee on Finance.

     

    Library Books.

    By Mr Hull,

                Resolved that in the opinion of this Board all books and periodicals belonging to the University should be kept in the New Library after its completion except when taken out for temporary use.       Adopted.

     

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                Mr Gober asked leave to withdraw his resolution as to giving printing to Athens Banner.

                Granted

     

    Alumni Orator

                A recess was taken to attend the meeting of the Alumni Society and to hear the address of Hon JH Eckels of Chicago in the Chapel.

     

                Upon returning to the Library Dr White and the Chancellor appeared before the Board in the interests of the Agricultural department.

               

    Agriculture

                Mr Simmons submitted the report of Committee on Agriculture and that part recommending certain appropriations was adopted.

     

    Pending the consideration of the report Gov. Terrell moved that the salaries of the positions held by Instructor JM Johnson and Tutor Hart, be fixed at the same as they now are. Carried.

     

    JF Hart Jr.

                Upon motion Mr Hart was reappointed Tutor in Agriculture.

     

                Mr Simmons moved to lay the remainder of his report on the table, which was agreed to.

     

    Board took recess until 4 P.M.

     

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    Athens, June 14, 1904

                The Board reconvened at 4 o’clock.

     

                A request from Prof RE Park that he be allowed to offer a prize to the best speaker in the present Junior Class was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

    Auditing Committee

                Mr Callaway presented the report of the Auditing Committee which was received and adopted.

     

    Farmers Institutes

                Hon Harire Jordan came before the Board and spoke on the subject of Farmers Institutes.

                Mr Howell offered the following which was adopted:

                Resolved that the Board approves the suggestion of Mr Jordan the Director of Farmers Institutes that the General Assembly be asked for an appropriation to aid in Institute work inaugurated by this Board and be it further resolved that Director Jordan be and he is hereby thanked for his good work in the establishment of such institutes.                 Adopted.

     

    GR Glenn

                Mr GR Glenn appeared before the Board in the interests of the N. Ga. A&M College asking an increase of the annual payment to them which matter was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

    Patterson again

                Mr Hamilton moved to take up that section of the Laws & Discipline report which relates to a leave of absence for Prof. Patterson which was done.

                Mr Hamilton then moved that that section of the report be adopted.

                Carried by a vote of 11 to 5.

     

    Board took recess to attend the exercises in the New Library.

     

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    June 14, 1904

                Upon returning to the Library.

     

                Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a further report which was considered by sections and adopted.

     

    E.L. Griggs

    1. It recommends that Instructor EL Griggs be promoted to Adj. Prof in Civil Engineering.

     

    WO Payne      

    That Tutor WO Payne be promoted to be Instructor in History.

     

    RE Park’s request.

    That Prof Parks request be granted and that all promotions made at this session be made of equal rank.

     

    J.M. Johnson

                Report of Committee on Agriculture was taken from the table and amended by making Mr JM Johnson, Professor of Agronomy and Animal Husbandry charging him $500. for use of house, fuel and other supplies which he receives.                              Adopted.

     

    Students at Commencement

    Mr Adams offered the following resolution:

                Resolved that the Board regards the presence of the Students during Commencement exercises as very desirable and important and that the Faculty be requested to devise such means as they may seem to them to be conducive to this end.

     

    Examinations

                Resolved further that the Board recommends the holding of final examinations during the week immediately preceding Commencement Sunday whether this results in the omission of the Blue List or not.    Adopted.

     

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    Athens, July 14 1904

    Finance Report

                Finance Committee submitted their report which was considered and after amendment as to increasing the wages of Janitors, was adopted.

               

    Degrees

    Graduate degrees were conferred on candidates on the recommendation of the Faculty as follows:

     

    A.B.

    Frank B. Anderson                   Don Roland Bower

    Jack D. Bower                         R Preston Brooks

                                                                Gordon C Carson

    W Weyman Cook                    Henry Q Fletcher

    Ralph Meldrim                          Max Michael                            Clifford R. Oliver

    Herbert L. Reynolds                 William O. Roberts                   Robert W. Woods

    Jesse F. Cleveland                    Willis E Ragan                          Saml J. Crowe

    G. Winship Nunnally

     

    B.S.

    N. Hudson Bullard

    Thos. R. Aycock                                  Burney S. Dobbs                                  Abram Falk Jr.

    Hermann H Harris                    Robert E. Ozier                                    Ernest L. Worsham

     

    B.S. in Agric.

    Isaac W. Chandler                    J Cohen Chandler                                 Otto T. Harper

     

    B.S. in C.E.

    Lamar Flowers                         John C Koch                            Martin L. Richter

    Marcellus Rambo

     

    M.S.

    William D. Hoyt.

     

    B.L.

    Robert Ashford                                    Marmaduke H. Blackshear                   Chas. C. Bunn Jr.

    Reynold M. Burt                                   Thos. W. Connally                   

    John B. Gamble                                    Lucien P. Goodrich

    Isaac S. Hopkins Jr.                 Issac S. Peebles Jr.

    Graham D. Perdue                    Walter B. Shaw

    George E. Simpson                   Robley D. Smith Jr.

    Richard P. Spencer Jr.              Theo. T. Turnbull

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 15th 1904

     

    Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    June 15th 1904

     

    Board met at 9.30.

     

    Minutes of the 14th were read and approved.

               

    Mr Callaway was excused for the remainder of the session.

     

    Elections.

                On motion of Mr Simmons the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for the following persons to fill the offices set opposite their names:

     

    UH Davenport              Adjunct Prof. Physics & Electrical Engineering

    CJ Moore                           “         “   Analytical Chemistry

    EL Griggs                            “         “   Civil Engineering

    S.V. Sanford                       “         “   English Literature

    JM Johnson                  Professor Agronomy & Animal Industry

    J.F. Hart Jr.                  Tutor in Agriculture

    MD DuBose                      “        English Language

    RL McWhorter                             “      Greek and Latin

    W.A. Worsham                             “        Biology

    W.O. Payne                 Instructor in History

    AL Hull                                    Purchasing Agent and Registrar

               

                The ballot was cast and the Chair announced the elections.

     

    Brown Fund.

                Mr McWhorter submitted the report of committee on Brown Fund which was considered and adopted. It names as beneficiaries for the next year the following students with a loan of $10000 each.

     

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    Athens, June 15 1904.

     

    Hollis Pope,                                                      WA Bell

    IW Chandler (“Emory Watkins Substitute” in pencil)     HF Bray

    AR Hogg                                                          WT Hanson

    JO McWhorter                                                 AM Howell

    CM James                                                        HB Ritchie

    TG Stokes                                                        GM Telford

    JR Turner                                                         C Usher

    Van Wilhite                                                      JV Arrendale

    GT Bernard                                                      AY DeLoach

    Geo. W Harbin                                                             JA Smith

    E Anderson                                                      JW Simmons

     

                Finance Committee reported on communications from M.W. Brown, J.A Saye and the Law class referring the latter to the legislative Committee which was adopted.

     

    Branch College Committee made their report which was received and adopted.

     

    Medals

    By Mr Meldrim

                Resolved that the money appropriated for debaters medals be divided equally among the successful contestants.                         Adopted.

     

    Mr Meldrim reported that the Building Committee had considered the report of Mr Pittman on Science Hall.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 15 1904

    Board of Visitors

    By Mr Cobb,

                Resolved that proper legislation be had to carry out the suggestion of the Board of Visitors that the Board be authorized to visit the University during the Scholastic term as well as at Commencement.

                Referred to Legislative Committee.

     

    Water Mains

                Mr McWhorter brought up the matter of laying water mains in the Campus and on motion of Mr Bower it was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

     

    Adjourned meeting.

                On motion when the Board adjourned it shall adjourn to meet in Atlanta at the call of the Chairman after three days notice.

     

                The Chair added Mr Bennett to the Legislative Committee

     

    Brown Fund debtors

                Mr Adams offered the following:

                Resolved that the Board of Trustees is humiliated year after year by the report of the large number of the former beneficiaries of the Brown Fund who are indifferent to their sacred obligations to pay back, the money advanced out of this fund for their education, although in many cases, perhaps in nearly all of them, these debtors could pay these debts if they would.

     

    1. That the attorney holding these notes is urged to take prompt and vigorous measures to collect these notes by suit and that at the next meeting of the Board the names and addresses of those who seem to be indifferent to their obligations to the end that the Board may consider the question of the expediency of taking some other action in the premises in the event

     

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    that suits are unproductive. That a printed copy of of (sic) this action be sent to the debtors by the attorney.

                            Adopted.

     

                Board took recess to attend the graduating exercises under the bush arbor.

     

                On returning to the Library.

     

                Mr Meldrim offered the following which was adopted:

     

    Speeches

                Resolved that all speeches or essays of students intended for public occasions of the University shall before delivery be submitted to the Chancellor.

     

    Nominations

                The following nominations for Honorary Degrees were laid over under the rules:

     

    By Mr Gober

                Rev CTA Pise, of Marietta, GA for D.D.

     

    By Mr Cobb,

                Rev. D.J. McAllister of Washington Ga. for D.D.

     

                The minutes were read and approved and the Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

                AL Hull Secretary

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Atlanta, Ga July 12th 1904

     

                The board met pursuant to the call of the Chairman at 10:30 A.M. and the meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill.

     

                The following members answered to the role call.

     

                Adams, Bennett, Bower, Callaway, Cobb, Fish, Hamilton, Howell, Hull, McDaniel, McWhorter, Meldrim, Newton, Persons, Simmons, Governor Terrell,

     

    Object of meeting

                A quorum being present the Chair announced the object of the meeting to be to appear before the Committee on Appropriations of the House and to determine beforehand what should be asked of the Legislature.

     

                Messrs Gober and Hutchins were excused for satisfactory reasons.

     

                Upon the invitation of the Board the Chancellor presented the various needs of the University.

    Speakers.        

     

    After a full discussion of the matter on motion of Mr Callaway amended by Mr McWhorter, the Chancellor, Mr Meldrim, Mr Newton, Mr Adams and the Chairman were appointed to speak for the Trustees before the Committee of the House at 3 o’clock P.M.

     

    Finance Report

                The Finance Committee submitted a report amendatory of the report adopted at the annual session providing for certain expenses which had been omitted before.

     

    It appropriates for

    Fuel $900.

    Lights $225

    Water $200.

    Incidentals $100.

    Postage $300.

    Travelling expenses $75.

    Increase in WO Paynes Salary $600

    and repeals the appropriations to Cataloging books $500.

    and Nature Leaflets $350.

     

    The report was adopted.

     

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    Athens,

    Cataloguing Books.

    On motion of Mr Hamilton the Prudential Committee was authorized to provide for the Cataloging of the books and for printing nature leaflets if there be funds in the treasury available for that purpose.

     

    Conference with Chairman of Branch Colleges.

    Mr Callaway offered the following:

                Resolved that the Chairman of this Board call a meeting at such place and time as he may determine of the several chairman of the managing Boards of the Branch Colleges of the University for the purpose of conferring and with a view of bringing into a more complete harmony the University system and of adopting such course as may be deemed proper to advance the welfare of the several members of the University family.”                 Adopted.

     

    Old College.

                Mr Cobb for the Prudential Committee reported that it would cost $5000. to strengthen Old College as suggested by Mr Pittman, but without any assurance that it would be safe for many years.

                Mr Howell moved to postpone any action on it at present.         Carried.

     

    Worsham

                It being reported by Mr Hull that a clerical error occurred in the action of the Board at its last session in appointing WA Worsham Tutor in Biology instead of E.L. Worsham, the Secretary was instructed to make the correction.

     

    The Board adjourned to appear before the Legislative Committee at 3. P.M. and to meet again at the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull Secretary

               

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    University of Georgia,

    Athens, Ga Sept. 15 1904

                Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met today at 11 A.M.

     

                Present Messrs McDaniel, Cobb, Bennett, Fish, Hull, Meldrim, McWhorter, Newton, Simmons and Persons.

     

                The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill.

     

                Messrs Bacon, Hutchins, Howell, Callaway, Adams and Hamilton were on request excused.

               

    Exemption from tuition fees.

    Mr Cobb offered the following:

                “Resolved that the beneficiaries of the Chas. McD. Brown fund appointed from South Carolina be exempted from paying the $50. tuition fee charged non resident students.           Adopted.

     

                Chancellor Hill submitted a report dealing with various matters of interest which was received and laid on the table.

     

                Hon Harire Jordan being present on invitation addressed the Board in the interests of the Farmer’s Institute work.

     

                The Board went into a Committee of the whole to consider the Chancellor’s report with Mr Cobb in the Chair.

     

                In the meantime Mr Gober took his seat with the Board.

     

    Report of Committee of the whole.

                The Committee rose and reported as follows:

                Your Committee of the Whole report as follows on the various items in the Chancellor’s report:

     

    Librarian

    1. We recommend that Mr Duncan Burnet

     

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    Mr Burnet

           be elected Librarian in chief at a salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum.

     

    Furnishing Library.

    1. We recommend that the new library be furnished at a cost not to exceed five thousand dollars.

     

    LeConte Hall

    1. We recommend that a new building be erected for the department of biology and that the same be named Leconte Hall in honor of the distinguished Alumni of the University of that name.

               

    Terrell Hall

    Also that New Science Hall be named Terrell Hall in honor of Dr William Terrell, an early benefactor of the University.

     

    Summer School Directors.

    1. We recommend that a Board of Directors for the Summer School be created, consisting of the Chancellor, the Dean of Franklin College, the President of the State College, the Professor of Education and Philosophy, the President of State Normal School and the State School Commissioner, who shall have power to elect a Superintendent, Registrar and other officers or assistants if necessary, to arrange the courses and engage lecturers and teachers and to receive donations from education boards or from individuals, and that said Board of Directors shall report to this Board at its next annual meeting a plan for the future permanent operations of the University Summer School.

     

    Criticizing Speeches

    1. We recommend that the duty of criticizing speeches to be delivered at Commencement be imposed upon the Professor of English Literature instead of upon the Chancellor.

     

    Furniture for Lumpkin Dormitory

    1. We recommend that furniture similar to that provided for the other dormitories be purchased for the Lumpkin Street dormitory to cost not exceeding $180.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Salaries

    1. We recommend that the question of increase in the salaries of Professors be postponed till the next annual meeting in view of the lack of funds in hand for that purpose now.

     

    Dean of Franklin College

    1. We recommend that the salary of the dean of Franklin College be raised to Five hundred dollars per annum to equalize the salary of that office with that of the President of State College.

     

    Farmers Institutes

    1. We recommend that the details of the work of Farmers Institutes be referred to the Committee on Agriculture in conference with Director Jordan, the Chancellor and President of State College, and that the report of that Committee be made the action of the Board for the current year. Also that the $2500. appropriated by the Legislature be passed to the credit of this account.

     

    On motion the report was adopted.

     

    Librarian

                The Secretary was instructed to cast the vote of the Board for Mr Duncan Burnet for Librarian in Chief, which was done, and Mr Burnet was declared elected.

     

    Building Committee

                On motion of Mr Gober a Building Committee of five was appointed who shall have plenary powers in all things pertaining to the erection and completion of LeConte Hall.

                The Chair appointed Meldrim, Chairman, Simmons, Bennett, Newton and the Chancellor.

     

    Expenses of Committees

                Mr Gober also moved that the members of that Committee and of the other Committees of the Board when in attendance on their meetings, shall be paid from the treasury their actual expenses going and coming.                  Carried.

     

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    Athens,

    Furnishing Buildings

    Mr McWhorter moved that the present Building Committees be empowered to furnish the several new buildings in accordance with the action of the Board.                      Carried.

     

    Mr Meldrim offered the following:

                Whereas the generous benefactor of the University Mr George Foster Peabody, has given to the State the new library building which is nearly ready to be furnished and whereas the furnishing of the library is an immediate and pressing necessity, and as there are no funds available for that purpose. Therefore be it resolved: That the sum of $5000. appropriated for furnishing be borrowed from the trust fund known as the McCoy fund and the Legislature be earnestly and respectfully petitioned to appropriate the sum of $5000. to be applied to the repayment to of the McCoy fund of the sum so borrowed.

                The resolution was adopted.

     

    Appropriations

                Mr McWhorter moved that

                $2500. be appropriated to furnish Terrell Hall for Chemistry

                $500. to furnish department of Pharmacy and

                $1000. to purchase apparatus for Chemistry all to be paid out of the Legislative appropriation for $29000.                                Carried.

     

    Nightwatch.

    Mr Cobb moved that the Chancellor be empowered to employ a night watchman at not more than $40. a month.                                    Carried.

     

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    Account

    Mr Bennett offered the following:

                Resolved that a thoroughly competent and experienced expert accountant be employed by the Committee on Finance of this Board who shall examine and report the condition of the Treasurers accounts and also examine and report as to the corpus, assets and liabilities and also upon each and all of the several separate funds or donations of this University institution.

     

                Resolved that the Treasurer furnished to said accountant all the information desired and access to all of his books and records and evidence of debts and assets and securities of this institution.

     

                Resolved further that said Committee employ said accountant and pay him such compensation as may be just and reasonable and require said accountant to make report to said Committee as early as practicable certainly by the next annual meeting of this Board.”

     

                The resolution was adopted.

     

    Books of Departments.

    Mr Hull offered the following resolution:

                “Resolved that the resolution of the Board in regard to all books belonging to the University being kept in the Library, be to modified as that each Professor may retain in his working library such books and magazines as he may have continued use for during the session.”    Adopted.

     

    Site of LeConte Hall

                Mr Gober moved that the site North West of Moore College, the bounds to be fixed by the Building Committee, be selected for the location of LeConte Hall.          Carried.

     

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    Athens,

    Appropriation  

                Mr Hull moved that the sum of $1300. or so much as may be necessary be appropriated to remodel the North Wing of Academic Hall into lecture rooms.                             Carried.

     

                Mr Meldrim moved that the sum of $15050. be appropriated for plans and entire expense of building Leconte Hall.                                                                        Carried.

     

    New College

    Mr Meldrim moved further that the Prudential Committee be authorized to convert New College into a dormitory and to make the necessary appropriation for the same.  Carried.

     

    On motion the Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

                AL Hull

                Secretary.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Athens, Ga. May 4 1905

     

                Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met today at 3 P.M.

     

                Present Messrs, Adams, Bower, Callaway, Cobb, Gober, Harris, Hamilton, Howell, Hull, McDaniel, Newton, Persons, Simmons.

     

    The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill.

     

                Messrs Bacon, DuBignon, Hutchins, Bennet, Meldrim and McWhorter were excused for cause.

     

    Recommendation of Chairman of Local Boards

                A resolution adopted March 13th by the Chairman of the various Boards was submitted, as follows:

     

    1. That the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, the State School Commissioner, and the Chairman of the local Board of the several branches of the University shall be convened from time to time upon the call of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University.

     

    1. That these representatives of the several public educational institutions of the State, shall, before each session of the Legislature, prepare a budget to be submitted to the General Assembly.

     

    1. That the Chairman of the Board, in person or by one or more representatives shall present to the appropriate legislative committees the agreed budget, with the reasons therefor.

     

    1. That the funds appropriated to the University of Georgia shall be distributed by the Trustees in accordance with said proposed budget.”

     

    The above resolutions having been recommended to the Board of Trustees, were on motion adopted.

     

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    Athens,

    Insurance on Property

    Mr Callaway offered the following:

    Resolved

     

    1. That the Chairman appoint a Committee consisting of three members to make a full investigation of the present status of insurance on the property of the University and report to the next meeting of the Board the value of the property, both buildings and personal property, for the purpose of insurance.

     

    1. That said committee investigate and report as to the possibility of getting the State to carry insurance on the property of the University to one half its value.

     

    1. That each member of the Faculty be requested to furnish to said Committee a complete inventory of all the property of the University under his control.

     

    The resolution was adopted and the Chair appointed Messrs Callaway, Cobb and McWhorter the Committee

     

    The Chancellor submitted the scheme for enlargement of the University work which had already been mailed to each member of the Board.

     

    Legislature

                Mr Callaway made a statement of the action of an informal Committee on the subject of asking further aid from the Legislature – Considerable discussion ensued and Mr Simmons moved that further consideration of the plan suggested be postponed until the regular session of the Board, which was carried.

     

    Experiment Station.

                Mr Howell moved that Chancellor Hill and Dr White be requested to interview the Directors of the Experiment Station on the subject of removal of the Station to this place.      Carried.

     

    Miss Stevens

                On the recommendation of the Chancellor the following action was taken. The employment of Miss Anna Stevens to catalogue the library was continued during the next year at $50. per month.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Beaver

    The employment of Mr Sandy Beaver as Assistant Physical Director at $150. per annum, to begin with the opening of next term;

     

    Alumni Bulletin

    The payment of a balance of $82.51 due the McGregor Press on the Spring Alumni Bulletin, that being in excess of the appropriation for that purpose;

     

    Pandora

    An advertisement in the Pandora for 1905 not to exceed $15.00

     

    Senior Class Exams

    The reference to the Faculty with power to act, of a petition from the Senior Class to be allowed to terminate their final examinations sooner than required by the rule of the Board.

     

    W Woods White

    An audience was given Mr W. Woods White who addressed the Board on the subject of a Y.M.C.A. building and gymnasium.

     

    The Board then adjourned Sine die.

     

    AL Hull

    Secretary

     

    Furnish LeConte Hall

    Before adjourning, Mr Simmons offered the following which was adopted: Resolved that $2450. or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby appropriated for the purpose of furnishing and equipping LeConte Hall, to be expended by the Purchasing Agent when required.

     

    Committee to Branch Colleges

    The Chair appointed the following Committee to visit the Branch Colleges

     

    N.G. A&M College,     Howell, Hull, Newton

     

    Tech School                 Hamilton, DuBignon, Gober

     

    Ga. Nor & Ind. School Persons, Callaway, Harris

     

    Ga. Industrial College, Bennett, Adams, Bower.

     

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    Athens, June 15 1905

    The Board met in annual session at 1 P.M.

     

    Mr McWhorter was called to the chair. No quorum being present adjourned till 4 o’clock. Convening at 4 P.M. the meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton.

     

                The following numbers responded to the roll call: Adams, Bennett, Bower, Callaway, Cobb, Gober, Hamilton, Howell, Hull, Meldrim, McDaniel, McWhorter, Newton, Persons, Simmons – 15.

     

                Excuses were rendered and received for Messrs Bacon, Harris, DuBignon and Fish.

     

                The reading of the minutes for the past year having was passed, they having already having been confirmed.

     

                The Chancellor submitted his annual report on the condition and needs of the University with verbal comments and explanations.

     

                The report, with the reports of heads of departments in printed form was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline excepting so much thereof as asks for expenditure of money, which was referred to the Finance Committee.

     

    Chancellor invited to sit with Board.

                Mr Howell offered the following:

    Resolved that the Chancellor of the University be and he is hereby invited to attend all meetings of this Board.

     

    Howard Thompson

                Referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

     

                Mr Hull in announcing the death of Hon. N.L. Hutchins and the appointment in his place of Hon Howard Thompson, moved that as is the custom of this Board a page in the minutes be set apart to be inscribed to the memory of Judge Hutchins.                      Carried.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 15

                The hours for the session were fixed at

    9:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.   

    4. P.M. to 6. P.M.

     

    Change in hour of meeting.

                Mr Simmons offered the following resolution

                Resolved that the annual meeting of this Board shall be held at 4 o’clock P.M. on Thursday preceding the Sunday of the Commencement.

                Referred to Com. on Laws & Discipline.

     

    The Chair announced the Committee on Laws & Discipline as follows:

                Adams, Meldrim, Bennett, Persons, Simmons.

     

    Board adjourned to 9.30 tomorrow.

     

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    Athens,

     

    Inscribed to the memory of

     

    Nathaniel Louis Hutchins,

     

    Born October 4th 1835.

     

    Died at Lawrenceville Ga. June 8th 1905.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 16th 1905

     

    The Board met at 9.30 a.m.

     

    Minutes of the 15th were read and confirmed.

     

    The Chair announced the following additional Committees:

     

    Branch Colleges:

                Gober, Hamilton, Bennett.

     

    Auditing:

                Bower, Gober, Thompson.

     

    Invitation:

                Howell, Hamilton, McWhorter.

     

    Agriculture:

                Simmons, Newton, Meldrim.

     

    Finance:

                Callaway, McWhorter, Persons.

     

    Property:

                Cobb, Harris, Hamilton.

     

    Honorary Degrees:

                Adams, Cobb, the Chancellor.

     

    Brown Fund:

                McWhorter, Callaway, Persons

     

    Inquiry Trust Funds.

                Mr Gober offered the following resolution which was adopted:

                “Whereas the University of Georgia has been the recipient heretofore of certain benefactions given for the purpose and benefit of higher education, the furtherance of the objects of the University, and whereas it is fit and proper that the Board of Trustees be apprised and informed of the state and status of these trusts, and as to whether or not they have been preserved and kept in

     

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    Athens, June 16 1905

    accordance with the spirit and intent of the donors therefore be it Resolved, that a Committee of three be appointed from this Board to report at this session of the Board upon all the funds and the status of each benefaction heretofore made to this Board.”

     

    The Chair appointed on this Committee Messrs, Gober, Hamilton, and Bennett.

     

    Hon Degree.

                The nomination of Dr. S.T. Hopkins for the Honorary Degree of LL.D. was made by Mr James White and others and under the rules was laid over until the next annual session.

     

    John D. Mell

                A petition from Mr John D. Mell in regard to his compensation as lecturer on parliamentary law in the school of law was received and referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

    Completion of Halls.

                Mr Meldrim for the Building Committee reported the Completion and acceptance of Terrell Hall and LeConte Hall.

     

                The report was received and adopted and the acceptance of the buildings confirmed.

     

    To pay balance due.

                Mr Newton offered the following:

                Resolved that the Treasurer be authorized to pay the balance due to Contractor G.A. Clayton and the Architects the amounts due them as set forth in the above report of Committee on Terrell and LeConte Halls and of the money set aside by the Board of Trustees to remodel the New College building.”     Adopted.

     

    Board took recess till 4 P.M.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 16, 1905

                Reconvening at 4 o’clock a communication from the Chancellor, Dr White and Dean Barrow regarding promotions was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

    Prudential minutes

                The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read and approved by the Board.

     

    H. Jordan

                Hon. Harire Jordan, Director of Farmers Institutes was accorded a hearing by the Board and made a statement of his work for the past and his expectations for the coming year.

     

    Trustees on Local Boards.

                Mr McWhorter offered the following resolution:

    Resolved that the Legislative Committee of this Board be and it is hereby directed to prepare and submit to the coming session of the Legislature a bill making each of the Trustees of this Board from the State at large and from each Congressional District a member ex-officio of each of the local boards of the Branch Colleges, and authorizing the Chairman to apportion biennially as nearly as practicable the members of the Board to membership on the local Boards.

     

                The resolution was referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

     

                The Board then adjourned to 9.30 tomorrow.

     

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    Athens, June 17 1905

    The Board met at 9:30 A.M.

     

    The minutes of the 16th were read and confirmed.

     

    The matter of the forfeit on the contract of Stikeman Metal Works in building the stacks in the Library was referred to the Building Committee on the New Library.

     

                Reports from Branch Colleges were received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

    Alumni Catalogue

                Mr Hamilton offered the following:

                Resolved that the Secretary be and he is hereby directed to prepare a revised Alumni Catalogue of the University including the session 1905-06, and to have the same ready for the Board at its annual session in 1906 at which time the Board will take into consideration the advisability of publishing the same. The Secretary to be allowed two hundred dollars for his services and fifty dollars for postage in the preparation of the said catalogue”       Adopted.

     

    W.H. Howell

    Board took a recess to hear the address of Dr. Wm. H. Howell in the opening of LeConte Hall and later till 4 P.M.

     

    Board of Visitors

                Reconvening at 4 o’clock the Board of Visitors were received, who through their Chairman read their report on the condition of the University as required by law.

     

                The report was received and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 17 1905

                The Chair appointed Mr Persons in the place of Mr Simmons on the Finance Committee and temporarily on the Property Committee during the absence of Mr Harris.

     

    Hon Degree

                Rev C.C. Carson of Valdosta Ga. was nominated for the honorary degree of D.D. by Hon W.G. Brantley.

     

    The nomination was laid over until next year under the rules.

     

    Mr. Cobb, chairman of Property Committee made his report on the work needed for the coming year.

     

    The report was adopted.

     

    Board adjourned to 9.30 A.M. Monday.

     

    Sunday June 18th 1905.

    The Baccalaureate Sermon was preached by Rev. Ken Bryce Tupper D.D. of Philadelphia.

     

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    Athens, June 19, 1905

    Board met at 9:30 A.M.

     

    The minutes of the 17th were read and confirmed.

     

    Mr Howard Thompson took his seat with the Board.

     

    Must Report

                Mr Gober offered a resolution requesting the head of the Department of Chemistry to comply with the rule of the Board requiring a statement of the division of labor between the heads of the various departments and their assistants. The resolution was referred to the Laws and Discipline Committee.

     

    Hon. Degree

                Committee on Honorary Degrees reported recommending the degree of Doctor of Divinity to be conferred on Rev. Charles T. A. Pise of Atlanta, and the report was adopted.

     

    The nomination of Hon Geo Foster Peabody for the honorary degree of LL.D. was laid over under the rules.

     

                A request from Prof Davenport for $250 to equip the physical laboratory for the Sophomore class was referred to the Finance Committee.

     

    Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a partial report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

     

    The Board took recess to attend the Sophomore Speaking in the Chapel and then until 4 P.M.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 19 1905

    Reconvening at 4 o’clock.

     

    Governor Terrell took his seat with the Board.

     

    Citizens of Griffin

    Upon motion of the Chancellor and Dr White were empowered to consult with the citizens of Griffin as to the removal of the Experiment Station to this point.

     

    The Finance Committee made their report pending the consideration of which the Board took a recess to attend the exercises of the Junior Class in the Chapel. The Finance Report was laid on the table.

     

    Arms

    Mr Howell offered the following:

                Resolved that the Governor be urged to set forth to our Senators and Representatives in Congress the embarrassment caused by the action of the department of War in calling for the withdrawal of the arms now in use by the Military department of the University and that they be requested to urge the suspension of such order at least until Congress shall have opportunity to Authorize the supply of such arms as may be needed, and as are supplied to similar institutions elsewhere.

     

                Resolved further that this Board urges the attention of out Senators and Representatives to this matter in the belief that it is of the interest utmost importance to the maintenance of the military feature of the University, on the maintenance of which feature depends the annual payments of the Government funds now received by the University.

     

    Resolved further that our Senators and Representatives be and they hereby are petitioned to urge upon the War Department the detail of a regular army officer for the work of military instruction at the University.

     

                Adopted.

     

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    Athens, June 19 1905

    Portraits

    By Mr Callaway:

                Resolved that the Collection of portraits of eminent men so intimately connected with the history of this state and of this institution now hanging upon the walls of this room, be delivered into the custody of the Librarian with instruction to hang them in some suitable place where they can be seen and where they will be property preserved.             Adopted.

     

    Hon Degrees.

                The names of Rev. C. Breckenridge Wilmer of Atlanta and of Rev. R.H. Blalock, of La Grange, were presented for the degree of Doctor of Divinity, the first by Rev. Dr WW Landrum and other by Governor Terrell. Both laid over under the rules.

     

                The Board adjourned to 9.30 tomorrow.

     

    June 20th

     

    Board met at 9.30

     

    Minutes of the 19th were read and confirmed

     

    Farm

    Committee on Agriculture made their report which was considered and adopted.

    It asks for changes in Agricultural Hall   200.

                for farm implements                  250.

                for fencing                                100.

                for fertilizers, see, manures                    350.

                for special emergency demands 100.

                for Superintendent of farm                     400.

                for farm labor                           800.

                for food stuffs repairs                400.

                for transportation for students      40.     2640.

                less estimated income of farm                1000.

                                                                            1640.

     

    (692)

    University of Georgia,

    Rule as to absenteeism

    The following resolution was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline:

                “Resolved that the following be added to the rules of this Board to wit: Whenever it shall become necessary for a member of the Faculty to absent himself from the city during the term, he shall first notify the Chancellor of his desire and shall give assurance that his professional work will not suffer by reason of his absence.”

               

    Brown beneficiaries

    The Committee on Brown Fund submitted their report which on motion was adopted. It appoints as beneficiaries with a loan of $104. each

     

    Hollis Pope, appointee of Julius L Brown;

     

    JV McWhorter, appointee of Geo M. Brown;

     

    E. Anderson,    WA Bell,          GT Bernard,     CC Brooks,     H Bradberry,    GB Callaway, CD Cabaniss,     AG DeLoach,         JG Giles,          Jno K Giles,     HW Garrett,     WC Henson,

    AM Howell,     DB Hodge,       C.M. James,     WW Lang,       WJ Laney,        EL McCay,

    AH Moon,       RL Nixon,        WC Patterson,             WA Shelton,    TG Stokes,       Mason Smith,

    JJ Swanson,     J.A. Smith,       JR Turner,        N Wilhite,         JA Watson,      AB Wray,

    C. Usher.

               

                Appointees of Jos M Brown and Elijah A. Brown was not named, they having requested that the places be left open.

     

    July 15th Appointee of Jos M Brown, Clarence Hull Dobbs of Marietta, Ga

     

    Sept 13th         “                    Elijah Brown, M. Gordon Keown, of Villanow, Ga

     

    Oct 4th            “          Geo W. Brown, Fonville McWhorter vice J.V. McWhorter

     

    The special committee on the States of the Great Funds asked for further time which was granted.

     

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    Athens, June 30

    List of notes

    Mr Bennett moved that the Secretary, with Attorney Mell make a complete list of material notes due the Brown Fund to be presented to the Board at its next meeting.               Carried.

     

                The Special Committee on Insurance asked for further time was granted.

     

    Miss Frierson

    By Mr Cobb:

                Resolved that the Board of Trustees have learned with pain the distressing accident to Miss Frierson and express their sympathy in her suffering and trust her recovery may be speedy.                 Adopted.

     

    The Board took recess to hear the address of Hon S.F. Wilson before the Alumni Association and afterwards till 4 P.M.

     

    At 4 o’clock the Board attended the exercises of the Junior Class in the Chapel.

     

    Tutors

    The Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for the reelection of Tutors DuBose, Hart, McWhorter and Worsham for the next year which was done.

     

    Laws & Discipline

                The report of the Committee on Laws and Discipline was taken from the table, read by sections and after amendment, adopted.

     

    It disapproves of asking a tax rate of the Legislature.

     

    It recommends a Committee to secure a part of the Peabody fund.

     

    It recommends a bill to bring the departments of Geology, Entomology and Health to the University.

     

    It disapproves of employing an Architect to make plans for Agricultural Buildings.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 20, 1905

     

    It thanks Mr Peabody, the City Council, Mr Hoke Smith and Mr Minis.

     

    It approves the plan of Coordination with the Medical College.

     

    It accepts the offer of Dr Buttrick to pay half of Mr Stewart’s salary.

     

    It asks the Chancellor to apply for an army officer to drill cadets.

     

    It recommends that a fee be fixed by the Prudential Committee to cover breakage, repairs, electric lights and Janitors in the dormitories.

     

    It disapproves of a fee being charged for the support of  “The Georgian.”

     

    It refers Dr Nunnally’s suggestion about a Bible Chair to the Faculty for further information.

     

    It postpones all promotions and elections of additional assistants until the Called meeting.

     

    Graduate Degrees.

    The Faculty recommended for graduate degrees the following:

     

    Bachelor of Law:

    Rodney S. Cohen,        Francis L. Dancey,       William A. Daniel

    Waverly Fairman                      Edgar R Bunn,              Geo. W. Harben,

    Arthur L. Hardy,                       Leon A. Hargreaves,    Hiram A. King

    Virlyn B. Moore,                      Cleveland R. Pierce,     James V. Poole,

    Gershon A. Rubenstein William F. Weaver        John E.D. Yonge

    Clarence V. Youmans.  16

     

    Bachelor of Science

    Harvey T. Bray             John R. Lee,                 John R. Fawcett

    Roderick H. Hill                       and                   Evan L Wilkins of the class of 1904.

     

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    Athens, June 20 1905

     

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering:

    Harold W Telford

     

    Bachelors of Science in Agriculture

    John V. Arrendale        Clifford M Jones

     

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

    Robert S. Newcomb

     

    Bachelor of Arts.

    Benj. H. Askew,                       Walter O. Marshburn               Eugene M. Baynes,

    Morris H. Bernstein,     Oliver H.B. Bloodworth,                       John A. Brown

    George L. Clifton,         John A Copeland                                  Joseph E. Craigmiles

    Paul T Harber               Wesley F. Hanson,                   Preston W. Holtzendorff

    Joe T. Jackson             Jacob W. Lewis                                   William H. Lewis

    Waldo E. Marion                      Walter W. Patterson                 Joel B. Penniston

    Charles P. Pratt                        Dudley W. Reynolds                 Horace B. Ritchie

    Charles E Smith                        George M. Telford                   Albert E. Thorton

    James C. Upshaw                     Charles Usher                           Sheddie Usher              28

     

    The degrees were so conferred by the Board.

     

    Adjournment

                Mr Meldrim moved that when the Board adjourn the session it adjourn subject to the call of the chair.                Carried.

     

    The Finance Report was taken from the table considered, amended and adopted.

     

    The Board adjourned to 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 21, 1905

    The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

     

    Absenteeism

    The minutes of the 20th were read and confirmed. The resolution in regard to absenteeism of Professors (see page 692) was withdrawn from the Committee on Laws and Discipline and put upon its passage and adopted.

     

    Department of Chemistry

    The resolution requesting the head of Department of Chemistry to comply with the rule of the Board (see page 689) was also withdrawn from the Committee on Laws and Discipline, put upon its passage and adopted.

     

    Authority to sell farm:

                Mr Callaway offered the following which was adopted:

                Whereas in the proposed place for the extension and enlargement of the Campus grounds, it may become desirable or necessary to sell or exchange the present farm for lands included in the proposed extension.

     

    Resolved 1. That the matter of selling or exchanging the farm for lands covered by the extension movement, be referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Prudential Committee jointly with power to act.

     

    Resolved 2nd. That in the event of the sale or exchange the Chairman of this Board and the Secretary, are hereby authorized to execute titles in the usual manner

     

    Electric Lights

                Mr Bennett offered the following:

    Resolved that the Purchasing Agent of the Board make a contract with the Athens Electric Railway Company for lighting all buildings on the Campus except Phi kappa and Demosthenian Halls and that all bills be paid through the Treasurer of the Board.                Adopted.

     

    (697)

    Athens, June 21, 1905

                The report of the Committee on Branch Colleges was read by its Chairman received and adopted.

     

                The Committee on Laws and Discipline referred back to the Board without recommendation Mr McWhorter’s resolution (see page 686.)

     

    RJH DeLoach

                Upon the recommendation of the Chancellor notwithstanding the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline, the board appointed Mr R.J. DeLoach a Fellow in English Literature.

     

    E. Indian Students

                On motion of Mr Adams the Chancellor was authorized to reply to the British Consul that Bengalis students would be acceptable in this University. The ayes and noes were called for on this motion resulting as follows:

     

    Ayes: Adams, Bennett, Callaway, Cobb, Hamilton, Howell, Hull, McDaniel, Persons, Simmons, Thompson

     

    Noes: Bower, Gober, Meldrim, Newton.

     


    The motion was carried.

     

    Y.M.C.A.

                Whereas at the commencement of 1903 Dr WW Landrum proposed the erection of a Y.M.C.A. Building upon the Campus of the University, and Whereas this suggestion has now received the endorsement of the Alumni Society, and Whereas appeals will be made to the Alumni and friends of the University and to church people and good citizens generally in behalf of the Y.M.C.A. of the University, an organization composed of the students and members of the Faculty of the University, and whereas it is desired that the aid of the State Executive Committee of the Y.M.C.A. should be given to the enterprise.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 21 1905

    Resolved that this Board expresses its hope for the success of the movement and will welcome any aid that the State Executive Committee may extend to the University organization.

     

                The auditing committee made their report which was received and adopted.

     

    Stikeman forfeit

                The Building Committee on New Library reported recommending that the Stikeman Metal Works be paid one half the amount of their forfeit after deducting the sum paid for repairing the walls.

    The report was adopted.

     

    Dr Jos LeConte

                The thanks of the Board were returned to Mrs Joseph LeConte for the gift of a copy of the Autobiography and, the diplomas given Dr LeConte by this University and the Phi Kappa Society.

     

                The Board took recess to attend the exercises of the graduating classes in the Chapel and afterward adjourned subject to the call of the Chair.

     

                A.L. Hull

                Secretary

     

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    Atlanta, July 18 1905

                The Board met pursuant to the call of the Chair at 10 A.M. in the State Library.

     

                The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Hill.

     

                The roll was called and the following Trustees were present: Chairman McDaniel, Messrs Adams, Bower, Callaway, Fish, Hamilton, Howell, Hull, Harris, McWhorter, Meldrim, Newton, Persons, Simmons, Gov Terrell, Thompson.

     

                Messrs Bacon, Cobb and DuBignon were excused for reasons rendered.

     

                Chancellor Hill reported the result of his interview with the Citizens of Griffin on the removal of the Experiment Station.

     

                Mr Meldrim read to the Board the action of the heads of the Boards of Control of the in making up the budget for the various departments of the University, which was received and approved.

     

                Mr Adams submitted a letter from Dr Wallace Buttrick to the Chancellor dated May 6th 1905 which he moved be substituted for that upon which the Board acted in June stating that this was the letter intended to be presented to the Board.

     

    The letter offers to pay on the part of the General Education Board for the Scholastic year 1905-06”, $1500. for the salary and travelling expenses of a professor of secondary education who shall be a member of the faculty of the University of Georgia, and whose duties shall be as follows; “then follows the recitation of the work in which Prof. Stewart is already engaged. The motion being put upon its passage, was carried, Messrs Hull, Hamilton, Meldrim and Simmons

     

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    University of Georgia,

    voting nay for the reason that they object to the General Education Board laying down conditions to the Trustees of the University of Georgia involving the appointment of a member of the Faculty and naming the appointee.

     

                The Chancellor outlined a scheme for the appointment of a separate Board of Central for the School of Agriculture and was followed by Dr White on Subject.

     

                Board took a recess to appear before the Legislative Committee on Appropriations, and afterwards Mr Callaway was appointed Vice Chairman of the Legislative Committee. That Committee was requested to attend the Appropriations Committee at its meeting.

     

                Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chair.

     

                AL Hull

                Secty.

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    Atlanta, Ga Nov 15 1905

                Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met at the School of Technology in Atlanta Ga. this day.

     

    The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. D.B. Hamilton.

     

                The roll was called, and the following Trustees answered their names:

                Chairman McDaniel, Gov. Terrell, Messrs, Bacon, Bennett, Callaway, Cobb, Harris, Hamilton, Hull, Howell, McWhorter, Newton, Gober, Thompson.

     

    Mr Hughes

                Hon Dudley M. Hughes, appointed in place of Hon W.H. Fish, expired, from the 3d Cong. District. took his seat with the Board

     

                Messrs. Bower, DuBignon and Persons were excused.

     

                Chancellor Hill made a report setting forth the various matters to be submitted to the Board.

     

    Resolution as to Ordnance.

                In the matter of securing arms for the Cadets the following resolution was offered by Mr. Howell and when put upon its passage was unanimously adopted:

     

                “Whereas it is desired to obtain for the use of the cadets of the University of Georgia the following ordnance and ordnance stores from the United States, to wit:

     

    2 muzzle loading wrought iron rifled guns caliber 3 inch $450.               $900.

    2 carriages and limbers for three inch gun                                  $325.               $650.

    2 Gunner’s Haversacks                                                                   2.20                             4.40

    2 trail handspikes                                                                            1.10                             2.20

    4 lanyards                                                                             .10                               .40

    2 priming wires                                                                     .10                               .20

    4 sponges and rammers, 3 inch                                           1.00                             4.00

    4 sponge covers, 3 inch                                                                    .30                             1.20

    2 tube punches                                                                   1.50                             3.00

    4 thumb stalls                                                                        .20                               .80

    2 tampions        3 inch                                                           .30                               .60

    2 vent covers                                                                        .40                               .80

    1 pendulum - hausse, 3 inch                                                                        2.50

    1 pendulum – hausse seat                                                                                          .60

    1 pendulum – hausse pouch                                                                          .75

                                                                                                                  1571.45

     

    (702)

    University of Georgia,

    Note: By unanimous consent of the Trustees present at this meeting excepting Mr Gober, given by telegram or by letter the name of Walter B. Hill, Chancellor was substituted for that of Henry D. McDaniel, Chairman of the Board in the resolution here recited.     (Written sideways in the margin of the page.)

     

                                                                                                               1571.45

    2 paulins 12 x 15 feet                                                    10.25               20.50

    280 Springfield Cadet rifles, caliber 45 with appendages &c      15                   4200.

    280 bayonet scabbards, steel                                            .81                226.80

    280 waist belts and plates                                                             .60                168.

    280 Cartridge boxes, caliber 45                                                  1.22                341.60

    280 gun slings for Springfield Cadet rifle caliber 45                        .20               56.

                                                                                                               5992.40

     

                and it being necessary before such issue can be made that the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia shall execute an indemnity bond with security to the United States in double the invoice value of said ordnance and ordnance stores, Therefore, be it resolved by the Trustees of the University of Georgia, in session at Atlanta, Georgia, on the 15th day of November 1905, that Walter B. Hill, Chancellor Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia be, and he is hereby authorized to sign for and in behalf of the Trustees of the University of Georgia, the bond required of the United States before such ordnance and ordnance stores can be obtained as set forth in General Order No. 101. current series, War Department, the amount of said bond being thirteen thousand one hundred and sixty eight dollars and seventy cents ($13168.70) the set amount being double the invoice value of said ordnance and ordnance stores.

     

    And that the said bond with approved security be forwarded to the War Department at Washington, together with the application for said ordnance and ordnance stores.

     

                Resolved further that said Walter B. Hill, Chancellor of the Board of Trustees, be and he is hereby authorized to procure such Surety Company as security on said bond as will be acceptable and satisfactory to the War Department.”

     

    (703)

    Atlanta, Nov 15 1905

    Further requirements

                Mr McWhorter offered the following:

                Resolved in the event there be any further requirements made by the War Department in carrying out the foregoing resolution, that the Prudential Committee be authorized to act in all matters pertaining thereto as fully as this Board could do if it were in session.”     Adopted.

     

    Order to pay charges.

     

    By Mr Bennett:

     

    “Resolved that the Treasurer be instructed

     

    1. To pay the premium on the indemnity bond to be made to the U.S. Government.

     

    1. To pay the freight charges on the ordnance and ordnance stores when received by the University

     

    1. To have said ordnance and stores insured in its full value as required by the War Department.”

    Adopted.

     

    Burnet’s salary

                On motion of Gov. Terrell, the salary of Librarian Burnet was increased from $1200. to $1500. per annum according to his agreement with Chancellor Hill, to begin with the anniversary of the date of his entry upon his office.

     

    Cataloguer

                The Librarian’s request for additional appropriation for salary of Cataloguer was postponed until next annual meeting.

     

    Mr Peabody’s offer of Farm

    The following offer was submitted by the Chancellor.

    “                       (blank space) New York, N.Y. November 1905

    To the Trustees of the University of Georgia

    Gentlemen

                In order to promote the movement for the enlargement of the campus, I hereby offer to make title (without warranty) to you as Trustees of the University of Georgia, for 399 acres of land, described in deed of Thomas J Shackleford to me, consideration of same being $22000. upon your making a conveyance of the present University Farm to Messrs.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Walter B. Hill, Thomas J Shackleford and Harry Hodgson, as trustees, empowered to sell the property and apply the proceeds to the campus extension.

                                                                George Foster Peabody.”

     

    Acceptance / Authority to make titles.

    Mr Howell offered the following:

                “Resolved that the generous donation of Mr George Foster Peabody of the 399 acres of land described in his letter to the Board be and the same is hereby accepted under the conditions as therein set forth, and that the Chairman and Secretary of this Board be and they are hereby authorized to execute and deliver a deed or deeds to said University Farm or any portion there of to such person or persons as W. B. Hill, T.J. Shackleford and Harry Hodgson, Trustees named by Mr Peabody may designate.

     

                Resolved further that the thanks of this Board are hereby tendered to Mr Geo. Foster Peabody for his continued interest in and benefactions to the University.”                Adopted.

     

    By Mr Callaway:

    Transferring Farm

                “Resolved that the matter of transferring the University farming operations from the present farm to the lands constituting the University extension, and the farming operations to be conducted for 1906, and also appropriations for paying the expense not to exceed $3600. be referred to the Agricultural Committee with power to act.”             Adopted.

     

    Mr Hughes.

                On motion of Mr Hull, Mr Dudley M. Hughes was added to the committee on Agriculture.

     

    TJ Shackleford.

                Mr T.J. Shackleford was accorded a hearing by the Board on the subject of granting the right of way to the Gainesville Midland Railroad.

     

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    Atlanta, Nov 15, 1905

    through the University farm, but since the Board had already taken action as to the disposition of the farm the request was not passed.

     

    Mr Peabody’s offer.

                Chancellor Hill presented the following letter from Mr Peabody:

                Saratoga Nov 9th 1905

                Hon WB Hill, Chancellor

                                        Athens, Ga

     

    Forestry

    My dear friend,

                If the Trustees of the University at their meeting on the 15th inst. decide to take over the near farm property as offered and deed to you and H.H. and T.J.S. as Trustees for the Campus extension the old farm as proposed I will authorize you to make the following proposal: If the Trustees being in possession of the new farm and timbered property along the Oconee River will authorized the establishment of a School of Forestry along such lines as you the Chancellor may approve, I will agree to pay to the University for such School of Forestry the sum of $62500 Six hundred and twenty five dollars quarterly from and after Feb. 1. 1906 for the period of three years from the date of beginning or say twelve quarterly payments of said amount. My thought being that this would provide a salary of $2000. for one man as the head of it and $500. a year for incidentals related to the school in its beginning.

     

                If this offer shall be accepted kindly send to me a copy of this letter as I have no Secretary here.

     

                Very truly yours

                George Foster Peabody

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    University of Georgia

    Acceptance.

                After the reading of this letter Gov Terrell offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:

     

                “Resolved that the offer of Mr George Foster Peabody as contained in his letter hereto attached be accepted and that it is the desire of this Board that the Chair of Forestry so established be called the George Foster Peabody Chair of Forestry of the University.

     

                Resolved that the Prudential Committee on the recommendation of the Chancellor be authorized to fill the Chair.”

     

                The recommendation of the Chancellor as to an increase in Salaries was taken up and the following resolution offered by Gov. Terrell was adopted without descent:

     

    Increase in Salaries

    “Resolved that beginning January 1st. 1906, the salaries of the Chancellor and full Professors be increased as follows – The Chancellor                                                                      20%

                Full Professors who have been in the continuous service of the University for 10 years    20%

                Full Professors who have been in the continuous service of the University for 5 years.     10%

     

    Summer School.

                On motion of Mr Hull the same Directors of the Summer School were continued in office until further order of this Board.

     

    Y.M.C.A. Building

    By Mr Gober

                “Whereas it is represented that in the Canvass (sic) for the $35000. to be raised for the Alumni Young Mens Christian Association (see University Bulletin for September 1905 p.50.) the Subscribers and contributors to said fund will desire to be assured that said building will be perpetually dedicated to the purposes of the Young Mens Christian Association

     

                Resolved that the Prudential Committee be authorized to formulate and publish such statement on the above subject as will give the assurance desired.”                    Adopted.

     

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    Atlanta, Ga Nov 15 1905

    DuBose.

                A petition front Mr Marion D. DuBose to be promoted to the rank of Instructor was discussed at length.

     

    Mr Cobb moved the promotion be made.

     

    A motion to table was lost.

     

    Gov. Terrell moved to amend and add the name of Tutor J.F. Hart Jr.

     

    Mr McWhorter moved as a substitute that Messrs DuBose and Hart be made Instructors without additional pay for the current year.

     

    A motion to postpone prevailed and the matter was carried over till next annual session.

     

    Military Science.

                Lint. Kimbrough, recently detailed as Professor of Military Science appeared before the Board and made a statement of the work contemplated in his department.

     

    On motion of Mr Gober the sum of $500. was appropriated to the Department of Military Science.

     

    J.D. Mell.

    On motion of Mr Bennett a Committee of three was appointed to investigate the official status of Mr John D. Mell, toward the Board, as Lecturer in Parliamentary Law.

     

    The Chair appointed Messrs Bennett, McWhorter and Howell.

     

    Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull

    Secretary.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Atlanta Ga January 12th 1906.

     

                Pursuant to the call of the chairman the Board met today in the State Library.

     

                On calling the roll the following members responded Chairman McDaniel, Gov. Terrell, Messrs Adams, Callaway, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Howell, Hull, McWhorter, Persons, Newton, Hughes, Bower.

     

                The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Hamilton.

     

                Messrs Bacon, Cobb, Meldrim, Bennett and Simmons were excused for good reasons.

     

    Election of Chairman McDaniel

                The term of the Chairman having expired with the last annual session of the Board, on motion the Board went into the election of a Chairman for the term of two years from June 21st. 1905 The Hon. Henry D. McDaniel was nominated and was unanimously reelected Chairman

     

    New Bond for Arms.

                Mr Hull offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:

                Whereas the substitution of breech loading steel guns for muzzle loading guns for the use of the Cadets makes necessary an increase in the indemnity bond given the United States from the sum of thirteen thousand one hundred sixty eight dollars and seventy cents as authorized by the Board of Trustees November 15th 1905 to the sum of Sixteen thousand three hundred sixty four dollars and twelve cents, being double the amount of the ordnance and stores furnished by the U.S. Government, Therefore be it resolved that Henry D. McDaniel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees be and he is hereby authorized to execute a second bond to the U.S. of America in the sum of $16360.12 upon delivery of which the first bond is to be surrendered and cancelled.

     

    (709)

    Athens, January 12 1906

     

    Mrs. Hill          

                A letter from Mrs. Walter B. Hill to Hon HD McDaniel was read expressing her appreciation of the sympathy shown her and her family at the death of Chancellor Hill.

     

    Memorial Services.

                Whereupon Mr Howell offered the following:

     

                Resolved that a Committee of five of which Hon. H.E. Harris be chairman, be appointed to express the sorrow of this Board on the death of the late Chancellor Hill; this committee to report to the next meeting of the Board.

     

                Resolved further that this Committee be authorized to arrange for fitting memorial exercises to be held in Athens at such date as may be deemed appropriate.

     

    Committee

                The resolutions were adopted and the Chair appointed on the Committee Messrs Harris, Adams, Hughes, Callaway and Howell.

     

    1.     Death of Chancellor Hill

    Acting Chancellor David C. Barrow presented a report to the Board, announcing officially the death of Chancellor Hill which occurred at four o’clock Thursday morning December 28th 1905:

     

    2.    Summer School.

    announcing the failure of the Legislature to provide for the Summer School for this year and asking the Board to give directions as to what course to pursue:

     

    3.    Patterson

           presenting the resignation of Prof. A.H. Patterson as Physical Director to take effect January 1st inst:

     

    4.    Mr. Peabody. Old Cemetery

    announcing the offering of Hon Geo Foster Peabody to give $500.00 for the expense of removing bodies from the old cemetery so that that lot may be included in the Campus Area:

     

    5.   D.C. Barrow as Alumni Trustee

    and announcing his own appointment by the President of the Alumni Society in the place of Chancellor Hill as a Trustee of the Alumni Fund:

     

    6.   Dr White

    and enclosing a communication from Dr HC White on the negotiations with the citizens of Griffin about the Experiment Station.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Committee.

                On motion the Acting Chancellor and Dr White were requested to continue negotiations with the people of Griffin and on Special Committee consenting of Messrs Callaway, Newton and Persons, was appointed to cooperate with them.

     

                The memorial of the Faculty on Chancellor Hill was read and referred to the Committee on memorial exercises.

     

    Acting Chancellor Barrow.

                Mr Callaway offered the following:

                Resolved that the action of the Prudential Committee in appointing Dean David C. Barrow acting Chancellor be approved and that Acting Chancellor Barrow be and he is hereby empowered to sign diplomas granted graduates of this University in any and all of its Branches and to discharge all other duties of the Chancellor until the office of Chancellor be permanently filled.                     Adopted.

     

    Chancellor’s house and Salary.

                The following offered by Mr Adams was Unanimously adopted.

     

                Resolved that the use of the Chancellor’s residence and the salary of the office be continued to the family of late Chancellor until his Successor shall have been elected and qualified; and that the salary be paid by the Treasurer to the widow of the Chancellor.

     

    Farming land.

                Prof. Johnson’s communication relative to land under lease was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

     

    Summer School.

                Mr Howell submitted this resolution:

     

                Resolved that the Directors of the Summer School be instructed to proceed to make the necessary arrangements for the conduct of the School next Summer as usual.                       Adopted.

     

    (711)

    Atlanta, Ga January 12 1906

     

    Mr Peabody’s gift $500

    By Gov. Terrell:

                Resolved that, the Board of Trustees having been informed of the generous offer of Hon Geo Foster Peabody to donate the sum of five hundred dollars to cover the expense of removing the bodies from the old cemetery the Trustees accept with thanks this offer of Mr. Peabody.    Adopted.

     

    Physical Director.

                On motion of Mr Hull the resignation of Prof Patterson as Physical Director was accepted and in accordance with the recommendation of the Acting Chancellor Prof E.L. Griggs was appointed Physical Director ad interim.

     

                The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chair.

     

                AL Hull

                Secretary.

     

    (712)

    University of Georgia,

    April 10th 1906

                Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met today to attend the exercises in memory of Chancellor Hill.

     

                The Meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton.

     

                The following Members answered to the roll call. Chairman McDaniel, Messrs. Bennett, Callaway Cobb, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Howell, Hughes, Hull, Newton, Persons, Terrell, - a quorum present.

     

                Messrs Bacon, Bower, Adams, and Simmons rendered excuses which were accepted.

     

    Leavitt

                Gov. Terrell moved a vote of thanks to Mr Chas. W. Leavitt for the admirable work he has done in the landscape sketch of the University Grounds.

     

                Board took a recess to attend the exercises in the Chapel and afterwards to meet at 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    April 11th

     

    The Board convened at 10 A.M.

     

    The minutes of the 10th were read and approved.

     

    Memorial Volume.

    Mr Howell offered the following:

    “Resolved that three hundred and fifty dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary be and the same is hereby appropriated to be paid after July 1st 1906, for the purpose of having prepared and published a memorial volume containing the addresses and an account of the exercises held yesterday in memory of our lamented Chancellor the late W.B. Hill.

     

                Resolved that the publication and the distribution of the memorial volume be under the direction of the Chairman of the committee on the memorial exercises, Hon N.E. Harris.”                  Adopted.

     

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    Athens, April 11 1906

                Acting Chancellor Barrow made a report on the condition of the University which was taken up and acted on Seriatim.

     

    Donations for Campus.

                The report gave as information the following expenditures for the lands purchased for the Campus extension:

     

    $22000.           Given by Mr Geo Foster Peabody

        5000.               “          Mr Charles Peabody

        5000.               “          General Palmer

        2000.               “          Citizens of Athens

      37000.           Loaned by Alumni Society

        7000.               “       “  Mr Peabody

      78000.           Total

     

    Construction as to increase of Salaries

    Mr Bennett offered the following:

                In construing the resolution of November 15th 1905 increasing the salaries of the Chancellor and Professors it is the sense of this Board: Those who are now full Professors who have been in the continuous service of the University either as Tutors, Instructors, Adjunct Professors or full Professors for ten years, 20%. Those who have been are now full Professors who have been in the continuous service of the University either as Tutors, Instructors, Adjunct Professors or full Professors five years, 10 per cent.”

                Adopted.

     

    Election of Akerman.

                On motion of Mr Callaway, Mr Alfred Akerman now State Forester for Massachusetts, was unanimously elected Professor of Forestry, under the offer of Mr Geo Foster Peabody under date of Nov. 9th 1905.

     

    Bond for Rifles

    Mr Hull offered the following:

    “Resolved that in order to exchange the rifles now in use by the corps of cadets for rifles of an improved model, Henry D. McDaniel, the Chairman

     

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    University of Georgia,

    of this Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute an indemnity bond with approval security to the United States of America in the sum of $                        (blank space) being double the sum of the increased cost of the improved arms.”                                     Adopted.

     

    Librarian Adj. Professor.

                On motion the Chief Librarian who is now a member of the Faculty was made to rank as Adjunct Professor.

     

    Election of Chancellor postponed.

    By Mr Gober:

                “Resolved that the matter of the election of a Chancellor for the University be deferred until the regular annual meeting in June.”                                   Adopted.

               

    Vice Chancellor

    By Mr Harris:

                Resolved that the officer of Dean of Franklin College be abolished and the office of Vice Chancellor of the University be established in lieu thereof:

     

                The salary of the Vice Chancellor shall be $3000. per annum, and he shall discharge the duties of the Dean of the College and shall also have a general supervision of the University in the absence of the Chancellor.

     

                Resolved that Prof. D.C. Barrow be appointed Vice Chancellor and that his salary as Professor and Vice Chancellor together shall be $3000. per annum.

     

                On motion the resolution was laid on the table.

     

    Compensation for Acting Chancellors

    By Mr Callaway:

                Resolved that during the time Dean Barrow shall serve as Acting Chancellor of the University, commencing January 1st 1906 he shall be paid in addition to the compensation he now requires, at the rate of $500. per annum.”                    Adopted.

     

    The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

                AL Hull.

                Secretary.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Athens Ga June 14 1906

     

                The Board of Trustees met in annual session at 4 o’clock P.M.

     

                The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton. The following members answered to the roll call, Chairman McDaniel, Messrs. Adams, Bennett, Bower, Callaway, Cobb, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Hull, McWhorter, Newton, Persons, Simmons,

     

    Excused

                Messrs Bacon and DuBignon were excused for the session, Mr Meldrim until Friday and Mr Howell until Monday.

     

                The minutes of the preceding meetings were read for information of the Board.

     

                Acting Chancellor Barrow read his report to the Board which was together with reports of officers were referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline, requests for funds being referred to Finance Committee.

     

    Hours for meeting were fixed at

    9.30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

    4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

     

    Mr Harris submitted the report of the School of Technology. It was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

    Mrs Denmark’s offer of Laws Books

                Mr Adams made an offer from Mrs Brantley A. Denmark to send to the University the law libraries of her husband and son, both deceased, which on motion of Mr Callaway was accepted with thanks and Mr Adams was requested to express to Mrs Denmark the appreciation of the Board of her offer.

     

    Prudential Minutes

                The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read and confirmed.

     

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    Committees

     

    The chair appointed the following Committees:

     

    Standing Committees:

     

    Finance, Callaway, Hamilton, Harris

     

    Brown Fund, McWhorter, Persons, Adams

     

    Property, Cobb, Gober, Bower

     

    Agriculture, Simmons, Meldrim, Newton, Hughes

     

    Honorary Degrees, Adams, Bacon, The Chancellor. Mr Persons to act in Mr Bacon’s absence.

     

    Prudential Committee, Cobb, Hull, McWhorter.

     

    Other Committees:

     

    Laws & Discipline, Meldrim, Adams, Bennett, Hull and Person’s.

     

    Auditing, Thompson, Hamilton, Hughes.

     

    Invitation, Howell, Meldrim, Callaway.

     

    Legislation, Callaway, Bennett, Gober, McWhorter and Howell.

     

    Branch Colleges, Bower, Newton, Simmons.

     

    Sullivan

                The petition of Mr A.R. Sullivan Jr. to have his diploma as Bachelor of Law delivered in his absence was granted for the reasons given.

     

    Elect Chancellor

                On motion of Mr Hull the Board determined to go into the Committee of the whole on Saturday morning immediately after the reading of the minutes to consider the election of a Chancellor.

     

    Fees for Post Graduates

                The question of what fees should be charged post graduate students in the University was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline for a report.

     

                An account for Ten dollars presented to Chancellor Barrow for consultation by a Physician of the city in a case of supposed small pox was referred to the Finance Committee.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    The Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    Friday June 15th 1906

     

    The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

     

    The minutes of the 14th were read and confirmed.

     

    On motion of Mr Hull the following resolution was adopted:

     

    New Bond for Rifles

                “Resolved that in order to exchange the rifles now in use by the Corps of Cadets for rifles of an improved model, Henry D McDaniel, Chairman of this Board, be and he is hereby authorized to execute an indemnity bond with approved security to the United States of America in the sum of $2119200 being double the value of all the arms and supplies furnished by the Said United States to the University of

    Georgia including the rifles to be exchanged.                  Adopted.

     

    Com. on Agr. Report Dec. 1905

                Mr Simmons submitted the report of the Committee on Agriculture as to its action of December 16th 1905.

     

                The report was adopted.

     

                A resolution by Mr Harris raising the Salary of the Secretary and Treasurer from $1800. to $2000. was referred to the Finance Committee.

     

    Special Committee on Salaries

    Mr Gober offered the following:

    “Whereas at a former meeting of the Board the question of the increase of salaries was considered and certain were made and

     

                Whereas there are certain applications and recommendations have been presented to the Board for increase in other directions and it may be that the change heretofore made may or may not be inequitable taking into consideration the ability of the Board to pay and the

     

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    service rendered, therefore be it

     

    Resolved, that a Committee of five members of the Board be appointed to report at this term to which all such applications shall be referred to take into consideration the matter of Salaries and such increase after a consideration of all the facts and circumstances.”

     

                Adopted and the chair appointed Messrs. Gober, Callaway, Simmons, Hamilton & Harris.

     

    Programme

                Mr Hull moved that the programme of Commencement exercises adopted by the Board June 1903 be put in force.

     

    Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

    The Board took recess until 4. P.M.

     

    Property Committee

                Upon reconvening Mr Cobb submitted the report of the Property Committee which was received and laid on the table for the present.

     

    Promotions

                The recommendations of Dean Barrow and President White for promotions and assistants was received and referred to the Joint Committees on Laws & Discipline and Special Committee on Salaries.

     

                The Board took a recess to permit Committees to work and at 6 o’clock adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Saturday June 16 1906

    Board met at 9.30 A.M.

     

    Minutes of the 15th were read and confirmed

     

                The special order being the consideration of the election of a Chancellor the Board went into the Committee of the whole with Mr Hamilton in the Chair.

     

    Elect Chancellor on Monday

                The Committee rose and reported recommending that the Board elect a chancellor at this session and that the hour of 6 o’clock P.M. Monday next be fixed for that election.

    On motion the report was adopted.

     

    Vice Chancellor

    The resolution of Mr Harris looking to the creating the office of Vice Chancellor offered at the April meeting was taken from the table and referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline

     

    Stenographer

                Mr Hull moved that the Chairman of Committee be authorized to employ a stenographer in making up their reports.             Carried.

     

    Football

    Mr Gober offered the following:

    “Resolved that after the present and ensuing year the game of football as now played shall be forbidden to the students of the University.”

     

    Board of Visitors

                Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

    The Board took a recess and afterwards received the report of the Board of Visitors which was submitted as required by law. The report was referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

     

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    Laws & Disc. Report

                The Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a report on matters which had been referred to it and the report was adopted.

     

                The Board then took a recess until 4 P.M.

     

    Insurance

                Reassembling at 4 o’clock, Mr Callaway for the Special Committee on Insurance made a report which was received and adopted.

     

    Jno D Mell

                Mr Bennett for the special Committee on the Status of Mr John D. Mell towards the University made a report which was considered and referred to the Finance Committee.

     

    Brown Fund Committee

                Mr McWhorter for the Brown Fund Committee submitted their report which was adopted.

     

                Mr Bennett offered certain resolutions which at his request was were referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

    Alumni Catalogue.

                Mr Meldrim moved that the question of printing the Alumni Catalogue be referred to the Finance Committee – Motion Carried.

     

                The Board then adjourned till 9.30 Monday morning.

     

    The Baccalaureate sermon on Sunday was preached by Rev James Adkins Bishop of the M.E. Church, South.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Monday June 18th 1906

    Board met at 9.30 AM

     

    Minutes of the 16th were read and confirmed

     

    Honorary Degrees

                Mr Adams for the committee on Honorary Degrees reported recommending that the degree of D.D. be conferred on Rev. C.C. Carson of Valdosta Ga and that of LL. D. be conferred on Hon Geo. Foster Peabody of New York

     

    The report was adopted and the degrees conferred as recommended.

     

    Dean of School of Agriculture

                Mr Gober offered the following which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture:

     

                “Resolved that the office of Dean of the School of Agriculture be created, who shall have charge and direction of the work in the Agriculture Department under this Board and who shall have an addition to the salary he now receives for work in the University sufficient to make his salary $2500.00

     

                The Board took a recess to hear the speakers of the Sophomore Class in the Chapel.

     

                Upon reassembling Mr Hughes was excused for the session on account of sickness.

     

    SV Sanford

                Mr Gober offered the following resolution:

    “Resolved that Mr S.V. Sanford, now Adjunct Professor of English Literature be and he is hereby promoted to the office and grade of Junior Professor of said department.”

     

                Referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline and Special Committee on Salaries.

     

                Board took recess until 4 P.M.

     

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    Graduate Degrees

    Upon reconvening recommendations for graduate degrees by the Faculty were sent in and degrees conferred on the following students:

     

    A.M.

    Robert J.J. DeLoach     Robert L. McWhorter

     

    A.B.

    James H. Bradberry,     Jesse E. Brannen                      Charles N. Feidelson

    Isaac H. Fleishman,      Tomlinson Fort             Jesse G. Giles

    George Hains               J Doyl Jones                 Byron S Keith,

    Lansing B Lee              Issac C. Levy               Hollis T. Pope

    Alex W. Smith              James R. Turner                       Rholie J. Ward.

                                                                Adolphus P. Watkins

     

    B.S.

    Jos P. Burke,                Reuben L. Blackwell

    Hyman Ginsberg,                      David B. Hodge,                      Arthur H. Moon

    James J Ragan              Thomas G Stokes                     Hubert L. Worsham

     

    B.S. in C.E.

    Austin H Barnett                       Edwin N. Cobb                        Cadmus A Dozier

    William L. Erwin                       Walter E. McDougald

     

    B.L.

    Edmund D. Bacon        Charles C. Birchmore,  Robert S. Burch

    William H Burch                       Walter W. Cureton       Oscar J Franklin

    Max F. Goldstein                      Garnett A. Green                      William B. Hambleton

    Carl M Herbert                        Ezekiel R Lambert        William J Laney

    Charles A. Moon                      Louis S. Moore                        Oren W. Passavant

    Arthur R. Sullivan         George P. Whitman.

     

    Park Prize

    Authority was given Prof Park to offer a medal to a speaker in the Junior Class in his department.

     

    Sanford

    Mr Gober’s resolution promoting Prof. Sanford was withdrawn from Committee and put upon its passage and adopted.

     

                Governor Terrell and Mr Howell took their seats with the Board.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Election of D.C. Barrow Chancellor

                The Board took recess to attend the Junior exhibition in the chapel and upon reconvening at 6 o’clock took up the special order of electing a Chancellor. Mr McWhorter nominated Prof David C. Barrow. There were no other nominations. Messrs Gober and Bennett were appointed tellers. Seventeen ballots were cast and Professor Barrow was unanimously elected Chancellor.

     

    A Committee consisting of Messrs Howell, Adams and Gober was appointed to notify Prof Barrow, who came before the Board and in appropriate words accepted the office.

     

    CM Snelling Dean Franklin College.

    Col. Chas. M. Snelling was then nominated by Mr Simmons to be Dean of Franklin College. By direction of the Board the Secretary cast the ballots of the Board for Prof. Snelling and he was unanimously elected.

     

                The Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

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    Athens, June 19 1906

    The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

     

    Minutes of the 18th were read and confirmed.

     

    Sanford’s Salary

                Mr Adams offered this resolution:

                “Resolved that hereafter the salary of the Junior Professor of English Literature shall be $1800.00 per annum.

     

    Finance Report

                Referred to Special Committee on Salaries.

                Mr Callaway for the Finance Committee made a report which was received and laid on the table for the present.

     

    Gift of 350 acres by Mr Peabody

                A letter was read from Hon Geo Foster Peabody tendering the gift of an additional tract of 350 acres of land adjoining the Campus extension.

     

                On motion of Mr Newton the gift was accepted and the Chairman was requested to acknowledge the same to Mr Peabody.

               

    W.H. Fleming

                The Board took a recess to attend the meeting of the Alumni Society and hear the address of Hon Wm H Fleming in the Chapel.

     

                Reconvening at 4 o’clock Hon Harire Jordan appeared and made a report to the Board of the work of Farmers Institutes.

     

    Farmers Institutes

                The following resolution was adopted “Resolved that a committee of three of which Hon Harire Jordan, Director of Farmers Institutes be named chairman shall be appointed to present and urge upon the legislature the appropriation of $5000.00 to be used for the further development of the Farmers Institutes throughout the state under the direction and control of the Board of Trustees.”

     

                The chair appointed Messrs Jordan, Bennett & Newton.

     

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                Board took recess to attend the exercises in the Chapel.

     

    Property Com Report

                On reassembling the Property Committee submitted a report as to work in the Library which was adopted.

     

                Mr Callaway made a statement of what had been done about the passage of the Connor bill and the matter was discussed at length without further action.

     

    Nomination for Hon. Degrees

                Nominations for the honorary degree of D.D. were made to be conferred on Rev Jos. J. Bennett of Griffin and Rev Chas. H Strong of Savannah.

     

    Finance Report

                The Finance report was taken from the table and considered in detail. On motion of Mr Howell so much of the report was adopted as comprised the appropriations for salaries, expenses, and N.G. A&M College.

     

    Junior Prof Math.

                Mr Callaway moved that the election of a Junior Professor of Mathematics he deferred until the next meeting of the Board.              Carried.

     

    The Property report was taken from the table and recommitted.

     

    The Committee on equalization of Salaries was given further time.

     

    Board adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

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    Athens, June 20 1906

    The Board met at 9.30 AM

     

    The minutes of the 19th were read and confirmed.

     

    Report of Comm. Agri.

                Mr Simmons submitted the report of the Committee on Agriculture, pending the reading of which the Committee from the Legislature appeared and was received by the Board.

     

                A discussion of the Conner Bill ensued during which Mr Thompson moved that Mr Callaway be requested to furnish the Committee with all the information they may desire regarding the Campus extension.                         Carried.

     

    The Board took recess to attend the graduating exercises in the Chapel.

     

                Upon reconvening Mr Simmons resumed the report of the Agricultural Committee which was received and adopted, but carrying no appropriation with it.

     

    E.N. Cobb.

                Mr Bower offered a resolution authorizing the Chancellor to deliver his diploma to Mr Edwin D. Cobb, who was providentially absent from the Chapel.               Adopted.

     

    Trouble in Physics

    Mr Gober offered the following:

    “Whereas it has been made to appear to this Board that in the Department of Physics out of a class of more than sixty students less than thirty per cent have made a rise and

     

    Whereas these same men were in the other departments of the University have shown themselves good students therefore Be it resolved that it is the sense of this Board that there is something radically wrong in the teaching in said Department and this Board hopes and expects in future better results.”   Adopted.

     

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    Mr Callaway read a statement of detailed information about the new acquisitions to the Campus which he was to furnish to the Committee from the Legislature.

     

    Installation of Chancellor Barrow

                Mr McWhorter moved that a Committee of three be appointed to make arrangements for the formal installation of Chancellor Barrow at some date next fall. Carried and the Chair appointed Messrs McWhorter, Meldrim and the Chancellor.

     

    Football

    The Committee on Laws & Discipline reported the following substitute for Mr Gober’s resolution about football:

     

    “Resolved that the Faculty be requested in their discretion to discontinue as soon as practicable after the coming season the playing of football by the Students of the University of Georgia unless material changes are instituted which will eliminate the feature of brutality and demoralization in the game as now played.”

     

    The substitute was adopted.

     

    Auditing Com.

    The Auditing Committee made their report through the Chairman Mr Thompson which was received and adopted.

     

    Hon Degree.

                The nomination of Hon Henry D. McDaniel for the honorary degree of LL.D. was made through Mr. Gober and laid over under the rules.

     

    Chancellor Barrow was authorized to use his discretion in inviting certain speakers.

     

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    Athens, June 20 1906

    Tutor and Instructors

     

    Mr Hull offered the following:

     

    1. Resolved that Mr E.L. Worsham be appointed Tutor in Biology for the ensuing year.

     

    1. Resolved that Messrs JT Hart Jr., Robert L McWhorter and Marion D. DuBose be elected Instructors respectively in Horticulture, Ancient Languages and German, at the salary of $600.00 per annum each unless changed by further action of this Board.

     

    Both resolutions were adopted and the gentleman named declared elected.

     

    The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull

    Secretary.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Abstract of Reports adopted June 1906.

    Laws and Discipline.

     

    Fees

    No fees shall be charged Post Graduate students at present.

     

    AB degree

    Change in requirements for A.B. Degree approved.

     

    Physical Director

    Prof SV Sanford appointed Physical Director

     

    Absenteeism.

    Chancellor to report all violations of the rule as to absenteeism.

     

    Engineer survey

    No change in time for camp survey of Engineer Corps.

     

    Forestry

    Mr Peabody’s offer as to expenses of work in State Forestry referred to Legislative Committee.

     

    Dormitories

    Mr Stewart’s letter about Dormitories referred to Prudential Committee.

     

    Excuse for drill.

    Petition to excuse students over 25 years of age from drill denied.

     

    Military

    Hours for instruction in Military Science referred to Faculty.

     

    Additional quarters for Military department referred to Prudential Committee.

     

    Payment of Salary for Band instructor disapproved.

     

    Physics.

    Request of apparatus for Physics & Elec. Engineering approved.

     

    Thanks Mr Peabody for books and pictures for Library.

     

    Cataloguing books

    Work of cataloguing books be continued.

     

    Committee on Insurance.

     

    Committee made a Standing Committee.

     

    Schedule of property to be completed and furnished the Governor, by January 1, 1907. to be insured by State for 50% of value Insurance for 25% additional to be carried by University all future acquisitions to be insured for 75% of value.

     

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    Athens,

    Brown Fund

    Appoints 37 beneficiaries with a loan of $100. to each not including 2 to be nominated by Jos. M. and Elijah A. Brown

     

    JW Arnold

    Recommends that claim against J.W. Arnold of Monroe be vigorously pushed.

     

    NB Jones

    Settles claim against NB Jones of Texas.

     

    WM Hawes

    Accepts notes for WM Hawes and WH Shelton in lieu of old obligations.

     

    Fees & Expenses of Local Counsel

    Authorizes fees and expenses to local counsel in suites at a distance.

     

    Recommends that legislation be asked for to make obligations of minors for loans binding.

     

    Property report.

     

    Library improvements

    Recommends that certain changes in Library Building viz: Screens and doorways, be referred to Mr H. Bleckley, as Architect, be contracted for and bill sent to Mr Geo F. Peabody for payment as proposed by him.

     

    Repairs to the extent of $1500. to be done by Superintendent Strahan under direction of Prudential Committee.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Athens, Ga September 10th 1906

     

    Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met this day present

     

    Chair McDaniel Messrs. Bacon, Callaway, Cobb, Bennett, Harris, Hughes, Hull, McWhorter and Newton.

     

    The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

     

    Excuses were received from Messrs. Meldrim, Hamilton, Persons and Thompson.

     

    Trustees of School of Agriculture

    The Trustees of the School of Agriculture were received by the Board and made a statement of their organization and acts at their meeting of this date.

     

    On motion of Mr Hull the acts of the Trustees of the School of Agriculture as reported were approved.

     

    $5000. Appropriated

    On motion of Mr McWhorter the sum of $5000. was passed to the credit of the School of Agriculture, no appropriation having been made for that School for the current year.

     

    Finance report

    Mr Callaway for the Finance Committee completed their report of June last. The report was adopted.

     

    Chancellor Barrow read a report setting forth the matters which required the attention of the Board. The report was considered seriatim.

     

    The position of Junior Professor of Mathematics was abolished.

     

    WH Kilpatrick

    Prof W.H. Kilpatrick was nominated for Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the salary of $1500. per annum and was elected by acclamation.

     

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    Athens,

    DQ Abbott

                Prof D.Q. Abbott was elected Instructor in Mathematics at the salary of $800. per annum beginning July 1st 1906.

     

    Instructors Salaries

                The salaries of Instructors DuBose, Hart and McWhorter where fixed at $800. per annum each beginning July 1, 1906.

     

    Infirmary

                Authority was given the Chancellor to erect an infirmary on the west side of the Campus to be called the Crawford W. Long Infirmary under the plan proposed in the Chancellor’s report.

     

    Rev I. Koplowitz

    The offer of Rev. I. Koplowitz to teach Hebrew in the University without compensation, but on condition his name should be listed in the Faculty was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

     

    Inaugural Ceremonies

    At the request of the Chancellor the order to have inaugural ceremonies was reconsidered and held in abeyance until the next meeting.

     

    Faculty Reports

                The following offered by Mr Hull was adopted:

                Resolved that the rule requiring the annual reports of the Faculty to be printed in rescinded but that the Chancellor is requested to incorporate in his annual report such portions of the reports of the Faculty as in his Judgement should have the attention of the Board.              Adopted.

     

    Tutor in English

                The Prudential Committee on motion of Mr Callaway was empowered to elect a Tutor in English Literature at the salary of $600. per annum.

     

    Jno D. Mell

                The report of a special committee made by Mr Bennett Chairman giving Mr John D. Mell $85.00 in addition to what he now receives for lecturing on Parliamentary Law, was adopted.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Farm transferred

    Mr Newton offered this resolution which was adopted:

                Resolved that the farm and all its equipment and its management be formally turned over to the Trustees of the School of Agriculture, but the income from the crop of this current year and the rents from lands be paid into the treasury of this Board.

     

                The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull

    Secretary

     

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    Athens January 10 1907

                The Board met today at 3 P.M. pursuant to the call of the Chairman and the meeting was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton.

     

                The following answered the call of the roll: Chairman McDaniel, Governor Terrell, Messrs. Gober, Cobb, Hull, Hamilton, Hughes, Meldrim, McWhorter, Newton, Persons, Thompson.

     

                The absent Trustees were all excused for good reasons.

     

    EL Worsham resignation.

                The resignation of E.L. Worsham Tutor in Biology was accepted to take effect February 1st.

               

    Thomasville Branch College title.

    On motion of Mr McWhorter, a special committee of three was appointed to investigate the title of the former Branch College property in Thomasville, Ga. and report at the next annual meeting. The chair appointed Messrs. McWhorter, Meldrim and Gober.

     

    Central Ry encroachment.

    The Board having been informed of certain encroachment upon the property of the University by the Central Railway of Georgia, it was Resolved, that the Property Committee be intrusted (sic) to make inquiry into the facts and take proper steps to remedy the same.

     

                The Trustees of the School of Agriculture appeared before the Board and through their chairman made a statement of what they had done including the election of Dr. A.M. Soule as Dean of the School of Agriculture. Dr. Soule

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Dr AM Soule

    was invited to appear before the Board and made a brief address on the needs and scope of the school’s work.

     

    Amount available for School of Agriculture.

                The Trustees of the School desiring to know how much they might rely upon for the operation of the school, after some discussion Gov. Terrell moved that the sum of $2500.00 to include the balance already to the credit of the Department of Agriculture be appropriated, payable, as needed prior to the first of July and the further sum of $12500.00 to be appropriated out of the next year’s income.       Carried.

     

    Farmers Institutes

                On motion of Gov. Terrell the direction and control of the Farmer’s Institutes was turned over to the Trustees of the School of Agriculture.

     

                The Resolution offered by Gov. Terrell relating to the course of study in the district schools was read and adopted and may be found in the book of reports.

     

    District Schools

                On motion of Gov. Terrell a co the following committee of seven were appointed to carry out the provision of this resolution; Mr Hughes, Gov. Terrell, A.J. McMullan, L.G. Hardeman, the Dean of the College of Agriculture, the Professor of Secondary Education, Pres. M.M. Park of the G.N. and I. School.

     

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    Athens, July 10 1907

    Pharmacy

                The communication from Dr S.C. Benedict to the Chancellor in regard to the school of Pharmacy showing the need of immediate employment of a teacher was read. On motion of Mr. Meldrim the Prudential Committee was authorized to appoint such a teacher on the nomination of the chancellor on a salary of $75.00 per month until June. 1st.

     

    Payment to JS Stewart of balance on a/c of Gen Ed. Bd.

                Gov Terrell offered a motion that an unexpended balance of the payment by the General Education Board amounting approximately to $200.00 be given to Prof. J.S. Stewart, Professor of Secondary Education. After some discussion the motion was carried. On this motion Messrs. P.W. Meldrim and A.L. Hull voted “no” upon the following ground. First: that such a payment would be an increase of salary. Second: that such payment would be a gratuity which in their opinion this Board has no right to give.

     

    Salaries of SV Sanford and Instructors

                Upon motion of Mr Cobb the salary of I.B. Sanford, promoted to grade of junior professor was fixed at $2000.00 per annum and the salaries of D.P. Abott., M.D. DuBose, J.F. Hart, Jr., and R.L. McWhorter, promoted to the grade of instructors were fixed at $1200.00 per annum, all to date from Jan 1st 1907.

     

                The Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chair.

     

                AL Hull Sec.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Athens, GA June 13th 1907

                The Board met in annual session today and the meeting was opened which prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

     

                The roll was called and the following Trustees were present: Chairman McDaniel Messrs Adams, Bower, Cobb, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Hughes, Hull, McWhorter, Newton, Simmons. Messrs Bacon, Meldrim, Bennett, Callaway, DuBignon and Peabody rendered excuses which were received.

     

                The minutes of the last annual meeting and subsequent meetings were read for the information of the Board.

     

    Chancellor’s Report

                Chancellor Barrow read his annual report which was received and referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline except to much as related to appropriations which was referred to Finance Committee.

     

    W Woods White

                On invitation of the Board Mr W Woods White appeared in the interests of the fund for the Y.M.C.A. Building and made a statement for information.

     

    Hours

    The hours of the session were fixed as follows:

    9:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

    4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

     

    WT Bacon’s insurance policy

                Mr Hull offered the following:

                Resolved that the interest of the Trustees of the University of Georgia in Policy No 1099991 in the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of N.Y. on the life of William T. Bacon having ceased assent is hereby given to the change of the policy in favor of the assured or his assigns.                     Adopted.

     

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    Athens,

    Prudential Minutes

                The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read and approved.

     

    Resignation of Dr HC White

                Dr. H.C. White’s resignation of the office of Prest. of the State College of A&M Arts, was read and laid on the table.

     

    Reports of Officers

                Reports of Officers on the state of their various departments were read.

     

    Lecture by Dr Soule

                An invitation from Dr AM Soule to see some photographic views of the work of a College of Agriculture in Prof Pattersons lecture room tonight at 8.30 o’clock was accepted.

     

    Board then adjourned till 9.30 tomorrow.

     

    June 14th 1907

     

    The Board met at 9.30 AM

     

    The minutes of the 13th were read and approved.

     

    Committees

    The Chair appointed the following Committees:

     

    Laws & Discipline

                            Adams, Cobb, Newton, Gober, Simmons

     

    Auditing:

                Hughes, Newton, Persons

     

    Invitation:

                Hamilton, Bower, McWhorter

     

    Branch Colleges:

                Thompson, McWhorter, Bower

     

    Finance

    Callaway, Hamilton, Harris

     

    Brown Fund

                McWhorter, Persons, Adams

     

    Property

                Cobb, Gober, Bower

     

    Honorary Degrees,

                Adams, Bacon, Meldrim & Chancellor

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Legislative Committee

                Callaway, Gober, Thompson, Newton, Hughes.

     

    Honorary Degree nomination

                The nomination for the honorary degree of D.D. to be conferred on Rev JBS Davis of Newnan Ga. by certain gentleman of Newnan was received and laid over under the rules,

     

    Hon Hoke Smith invited

                Mr Gober offered the following which was adopted:

    “Resolved that the Board of Trustees now in annual session extend to Hon Hoke Smith, Governor elect, an invitation to meet with this Board of such time as his convenience may permit to present any suggestions he may have in reference to the interests and future advancement of the University.

     

                Resolved further that the Secretary of the Board extend this invitation with a copy of this resolution.

     

    Miss Frierson’s Salary

                Mr Adams moved that from July 1, 1907 the salary of Miss Frierson, the assistant Librarian shall be forty five dollars per month.        Carried.

     

    Mr Simmons moved that the resignation of Dr HC White be taken from the table which was agreed to.

     

    Resignation of Dr White Accepted.

    Mr Simmons then offered the following:

                Resolved that the resignation by Dr HC White of Presidency of the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts be and the same is hereby accepted

     

                Resolved that in accepting this resignation which was voluntary and unexpectedly tendered this Board desires to express its appreciation

     

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    Athens, June 14 1907

    of the splendid service he has rendered in that position, and its recognition of the great and distinct benefits that have accrued to the University by reason of the ability, untiring energy and fidelity to that duty have characterized his administration during the years of his incumbency.

    The resolutions were adopted.

     

    Relations of two Boards

                Mr Gober moved that the Committee on Laws & Discipline report to the Board the relations of this Board to the Board of the College of Agriculture and the powers and duties of each Board.   Adopted.

     

    Prest of State College

                Mr Simmons

                Resolved that during the vacancy of in the office of President of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts tell the duties of that office be discharged by the Dean of the College of Agriculture.

     

    Referred to Com on Laws & Discipline.

     

    Report of Tech School.

                The Board took a recess that Committees might work and upon reconvening Mr Harris submitted the report of the School of Technology which was received and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

    The Board then adjourned to 4 P.M.

     

    Other Trustees

    Before adjournment, Messrs Callaway, Persons and Thompson appeared and took their seats.

     

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    University of Georgia,

                Upon reconvening Chancellor Barrow submitted a question of discipline as laid down in the manual suggesting a charge, also a statement from Prof Woofter asking a construction of a rule of the Board determining his salary, also other papers all of which were referred to the Com. on Laws & Discipline.

     

    S.G.M Lendon

                Mr SGM Lendon appeared before the Board in the matter of the title to So. GA. A&M College property. Consideration was postponed until tomorrow

     

    Dean Soule

                The Trustees of the College of Agriculture came before the Board and Dean Soule addressed the Board on the scope of work contemplated in the College.

     

    Request to Legislature

                Mr Gober offered the following which was adopted:

                Resolved that the Legislature at its approaching session be requested to hear an address at such time as may suit its convenience from Dean Soule of the New College of Agriculture upon the needs of Agriculture Education in the State of Georgia.

     

                Board adjourned to 9.30 AM. tomorrow.

     

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    Athens, June 15th 1907

     

    The Board met at 9.30 A.M. The minutes of the 14th were read and approved.

     

    W.M. Hammond

                Col W. M. Hammond was given hearing in the matter of the title to So. Ga. A&M College property.

     

    Board of Visitors

                Board of Visitors came before the Trustees and made their report on the condition of the University as required by law. The report was referred to Committee on Laws and Discipline.

     

                Board then adjourned till 4 P.M.

     

    Account for printing.

                Upon reconvening Mr Hughes presented a bill of the Athens Banner for $261.60 for printing 9000 Corn & Cotton Bulletins which was ordered to be paid and charged to acct. of bulletins.

     

    Hon Hoke Smith.

                A telegram from Hon Hoke Smith was received regretting that it would not be possible for him to meet with the Board at an early date.

     

                The Special Committee on the title to the So Ga A&M College property was discharged.

     

    Title to So. Ga. A&M Coll property

    Mr Gober offered the following:

    Whereas in 1879 the Trustees of the south Ga Agricultural College conveyed to this board certain property in the city of Thomasville to be used as a Branch College of the University which school was maintained by the Trustees of the University for a length of time when for want of funds the appropriation had to be discontinued and the property for a number of years has not been used by

     

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    University of Georgia,

    this Board as a Branch College and

     

                Whereas this Board recognizes the equity of said South Ga College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts to said property by reason of the fact that this Board has failed to use said property as was contemplated by the original transfer to this Board therefore be it.

     

                Resolved, That the chairman and Secretary of this Board be authorized to quit claim in the name of this Board all the claim and interest of this Board of Trustees in the School property situate in Thomasville, Georgia, Conveyed to this Board by the Trustees of the South Ga. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and covered by the agreement of August 4th 1879 – this quit claim to be made to the Corporation chartered by the order of the Superior Court of Thomas County, granted October 15 1906 and as the successor of the grantor of this Board. this action being subject to the approval of the Legislature of Georgia.

     

                The resolution was adopted.

     

                On motion of Mr Adams the Secretary was requested to notify Mr. S.G. McLendon as representative of the Board of Education of Thomasville, that it is not in the power of this Board to convey the property to them.

     

    AM Soule Prest State College of A&MA

    “Mr McWhorter nominated Dr A.M. Soule for the office of President of the State College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts.

     

                Upon motion the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for Dr. Soule, which was done and Dr Soule was unanimously elected.”

     

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    Athens , July 15 1907

                Mr Callaway offered the following which was adopted:

     

    Percentage of income of salaries amended.

                Resolved that the resolution of the Board passed November 15th 1905 provided for a percentage increased of the Salaries of the full Professor of the University be amended by adding the following:


                That from and after this date full Professors who have been in continuous service of the University for a period of twenty years shall have their salaries increased 30 per cent. Full Professors who have been in continuous service of the University for a period of thirty years shall have their salaries increased fifty percent.

     

                This percentage being upon a basis of a salary of two thousand dollars.

    WC Miller

     

                To a petition of Mr WC Miller to have certain fees refunded him the reply was made that the Board would not refund matriculation and library fees paid but he might be admitted to the University another session without payment of such fees.

     

    ET Talmadge

                Upon the recommendation of Dean Morris the Law Faculty were authorized to confer a diploma upon Mr ET Talmadge at such time during the next term as he shall satisfactorily complete his course in Law.

     

    The Board then adjourned to 9.30 Monday.

     

    Sermon on Sunday

    The Baccalaureate Sermon on Sunday was preached by Rev. F.H. Gaines D.D. of Decatur Ga.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Monday June 17th 1907

    The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

     

    The Minutes of the 15th were read and approved.

     

    Report of Laws & Discipline Committee

     

    Mr Bacon took his seat with the Board Mr Adams for the Committee on Laws & Discipline submitted a report which was considered by sections:

     

    H.V. Black

    Sec. 1. Recommends the election of Mr Homer V. Black as Adj. Prof. Chemistry in place of Dr CJ Moore resigned.

     

    WO Payne

    Sec 2. Recommends the promotion of Mr WO Payne to Adj. Prof. in History.

     

    T. Fort

    Sec. 3. Recommends promotion of Mr Tomlinson Fort to Instructor in Mathematics at a salary of $1000.

     

    B.S. in Forestry

    Sec. 4. Recommends that the degree of Bachelor of Forestry be offered.

     

    RP Brooks

    Sec 5. Recommends that Mr R. Preston Brooks be elected Adj. Prof in Georgia History & Sociology.

     

    Old College

    Sec 6. Recommends the repairing of Candler Hall and Old College.

     

    R Powell Stephens

    Sec 7. Recommends the election of Dr R Powell Stephens as Adj. Prof Mathematics.

     

    Sylvanus Morris

    Sec. 8 Recommends that Sylvanus Morris, Dean of Law Schools be guaranteed a compensation of not less than $2500 from the law fees.

     

    Chancellor’s Secretary

    Sec 9. Recommends that the Chancellor’s Secretary be paid a salary of $800.

     

    Sec 10. Was referred to Finance Committee.

     

    Sec 11. Relates to the connection between this Board and the Board of Agriculture Trustees.

     

    Football

    Sec 12. Recommends that Football be left to the discretion of the Chancellor & Faculty.

     

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    Athens, June 17, 1807

    Area for forestry

    Sec 13. Recommends that a certain area of land be set apart for school of Forestry by Chancellor and Dean Soule.

     

    Instructor in Botany

    Sec 14. Recommends that an Instructor in Botany be elected at a salary of $1000.

     

    Instructor in English Lit.

    Sec 15. Recommends that an Instructor be elected in English Literature.

     

    Sec 16. Was referred to Finance Committee.

     

    Library open on Sunday P.M.

    Sec 17. Recommends that the Library be opened on Sunday afternoons for $25 additional to the Night Librarian.

     

    Encampment.

    Sec 18. Approves the annual encampment and recommends that the NG A&M Cadets be invited to participate.

     

    Sec. 19. Referred to Finance Committee.

     

    Sec. 20. Referred to Faculty to report back.

     

    Prof. Woofter

    Sec 21. Recommends that Prof Woofter be placed under the rules as having served ten years in the University.

     

    Sec. 22. Recommend no action about department of Commerce.

     

    Change in Manual.

    Sec 23. Recommends that Sec. 14, Page 120 in the Manual be stricken out.

     

    Chapter Houses.

    Sec. 24. Approves erection of Fraternity Chapter Houses on Campus, but cannot permit a mortgage to secure a debt.

     

    Sec 25. Was referred to Finance Committee.

     

    Sec 26. Also referred to that Committee.

     

    Board of Visitors.

    Sec 27. Commends the report of Board of Visitors Mr Bacon offered the following amendment to the report which was adopted:

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    University of Georgia,

    Mr Bacon’s resolution

                Resolved that the Finance Committee be instructed to report to the Board with their recommendations thereon a statement of all monies to be appropriated under recommendations of the several Committees or otherwise and that the final action of the Board upon the question of appropriation be taken by the Board by voting upon the items in said statement.

     

    During the discussion of this report the Board took a recess to attend the exercises in the chapel and also for dinner. On reconvening at 4 P.M. the report of the Committee was completed and adopted.

     

                A recess was taken to attend the exercises in the Chapel participated in by representatives of the various Branches of the University.

     

    Brown Fund Report

    Mr McWhorter submitted the report of the Brown Fund Committee which was adopted, making loans to 39 applicants.

     

    Auditing Committee Report

                Mr Hughes for the Auditing Committee made his report which was adopted.

     

                Leave absence was granted to Mr Simmons

     

    Finance Committee Report

                The Finance Committee through Mr Callaway made their report which was considered and adopted.

     

    Honorary Degrees conferred

                The Committee on Honorary Degrees reported recommending that the degree of LL.D. be conferred on Hon Henry D. McDaniel and the degree of D.D. on Rev Chas. H. Strong of Savannah Ga.

     

                The report was adopted and the degree was conferred on Gov. McDaniel by a standing vote.

     

                Mr Howell took his seat with the Board.

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    Athens, June 17th 1907

    Sec & Treas. Salary.

                On motion the Finance Committee’s report was amended by adding two hundred dollars to the salary of the Secretary and Treasurer.

     

    Property Com Report

                The Committee on Property through Mr Bower submitted their report on necessary repairs which was adopted.

     

    Empire Chem. Co Prizes

                Three prizes offered by the Empire Chemical Company for essays on Agricultural topics were authorized to be conferred.

     

    Inspect Old College

                On motion of Mr McWhorter a Committee of which for Gober is to be Chairman was appointed who should employ expert advice on the condition and cost of repairing Old College so as to make it safe, at an expense not to exceed $100.

     

    The Board then adjourned till 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday June 8th

     

    The Board met at 9.30 o’clock.

     

    The minutes of the 17th were read and approved.

     

    Nominations for D.D.

    The Rev. S.R. Beck of Atlanta was nominated for the honorary degree of D.D. which nomination was laid over under the rules.

     

    Organ for Chapel

                A request from the Chancellor that the chapel organ be repaired or exchanged at a cost of not more than $75. was referred to the Chancellor and Faculty with power to act.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Graduate Degrees Conferred

                Graduate degrees were conferred upon the following students upon the recommendation of the Faculty:

    Bachelor of Arts.

    Ernest Anderson,                      William A. Bell,                        William G. Brantley Jr.

    Rollin Broughton                       Wedford W. Brown     Ambrose H. Carmichael

    EE Cheatham,              Philip W. Davis Jr.        G.H. Gillon,

    Walton H. Griffith,        John A Hunnicutt Jr.     Harrison Jones,

    S.L. Lewis                    Grover C. Middlebrooks          Alvin W Neely

    W. R. O’Hara              Hugh E. Parker             DeWitt Payne

    R.L. Taylor                   Sidney J. Taylor                        Philip R. Weltner

    Henry L.J. Williams      Talmadge S. Winn.

     

    Bachelor of Science (General)

    Nathan Copelan                       Bryan B. Davis             Jacquelin E. Knight

    John Glasscock Mays   William T. McCaffrey   John K. McDonald Jr.

    T.A. Perry                    Loring Raoul                 Curtis L. Turner

     

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    James Bancroft Eppes,             Leo Joseph                   J Leland Stanford.

    James J. Swenson         Bayard M. Taylor                    

     

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

    Juan Gonzales,              John H. Winter

     

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

    Warren W. Lang.

     

    Bachelor of Law

    Samuel A. Boorstin,      William C. Brinson

    Asa W. Chandler                      Russell W. Daley

    John R. Fawcett                       William J. Fielder

    Thomas F. Hancock     Crichton B. Holtzendorff

    Clifford M James                      James Lindsay Johnson,

    James A. Kelly             Joseph Law

    Walter O. Marshburn   Robert S. Parker

    Thomas E. Scott                       Beverly B Thomasson

    Wallace J. Willie                       Harry M. Wilson.

     

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    Athens June 18th 1907

    Thalians

                A petition from the “Glee Club” and “Thalians” to be permitted to give out of town entertainments was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

    Change in programme

                Prof RE Park Jr appeared before the Board with a suggested change of Commencement program coming from the Faculty and supported the same by argument.

     

                The whole matter was referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline, and Mr Bacon was added to that Committee in the place of Mr Simmons who had been excused for the remainder of the session.

     

    Alumni Orator

                The Board took a recess to attend the meeting of the Alumni Society and afterwards to hear the address of Hon C. Murphy Candler before the Society.

     

    Reconvening at 6 P.M. Mr Adams for the Committee on Laws & Discipline made a supplemental report which was considered by sections

     

    Zachry

    A request from Mr JG Zachry of New York that the graduate degree of A.B. be conferred on him for reasons given was denied.

     

    Scholarships

    Scholarships to certain approved Schools were authorized to be offered.

     

    Club shows

    The petition of the Thalian Club and others was referred to the Faculty with power to act.

     

    On the change in Commencement programme some discussion ensued and the remainder of the report was recommitted.

     

                Gov Terrell who had taken his seat with the Board, made a personal request that the rules be suspended which inhibits the conferring more than one honorary degree

     

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    of a kind in any one year, in order to relieve him of an embarrassment into which he had inadvertently fallen in the matter of the degree asked for Rev. RH Blalock.

     

                On motion the rule was suspended.

     

    D.D. on Rev. R.H. Blalock

                On motion the degree of D.D. was conferred on Rev Richard Henry Blalock of LaGrange, Ga.

     

                The Board then adjourned to 9:30 AM tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday June 19th 1907

    The Board met at 9.30 AM

     

    The minutes of the 18th were read and approved.

     

    Inspector of Old College

    Mr Gober for the Committee to inspect Old College reported the opinion of Mr JJ Black and Mr JW Barnett, who were engaged to examine the building, that it could be made safe for $8393.00. The report was received and Mr Adams moved that the Board ask the Legislature for $10000. to repair Old College, which was carried.

     

    The Treasurer was instructed to pay

    AJ McMillan, expenses on course of study for District Schools $11.10 and

    JJ Black $50. and JW Barnett $25.00 for expert examination and estimate on Old College.

     

                Mr Adams for the Committee on Laws & Discipline reported on a change in Commencement Programme which report he moved be postponed until the next meeting of the Board.

     

                 Mr Hamilton moved to lay on the table the motion to postpone, which prevailed by a vote of 9 to 4.

     

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    Athens, June 19, 1907

                The report was then put upon its passage and was adopted.

     

    Commencement Programme

                It provides that Students shall go into Camp the Campus extension eight days ending with Commencement day.

     

                Sophomore declamation on Friday

     

                Branch College day on Saturday

     

                Champion debate on Saturday

     

                Sunday, Commencement Sermon

     

                Junior Class Monday morning

     

                Alumni day, Tuesday

     

                Commencement day, Wednesday

     

                Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday afternoons

     

                Military exercises and Athletic games

     

    Committee to Supervise Old College

                Mr Gober moved that a Committee of three be appointed by the Chair who shall supervise the repairing of Old College in the event the Legislature shall make an appropriation for it. The Chair appointed Messrs Gober, Cobb and Newton.

     

    Reelection of Sec & Treas AL Hull

                The term of office of the Secretary and Treasurer expiring with this session the Chairman was requested on motion of Mr Gober to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr AL Hull, which was done, and the Chair announced that Mr Hull was elected Secretary and Treasurer for four years next ensuing.

     

    Election of Officers of Instruction

                The Secretary was requested to cast the ballot of the Board for the following officers who were reported by the Committee on Laws & Discipline viz:

     

    W.O. Payne. Adj. Prof. History

     

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    University of Georgia,

     

    R. Preston Brooks, Adj. Prof. Ga History & Sociology

     

    R. Powell Stephens, Adj. Prof. Mathematics

     

    Tomlinson Fort, Instructor in Mathematics

     

    Homer N. Black Adj. Prof in Chemistry

     

    EL Griggs, Supt. Buildings & Grounds.

     

    Which was done and the persons named declared elected.

     

                The Instructors in Botany and English Literature are to be appointed by the Prudential Committee when nominated by the Chancellor.

     

    Branch College Report

                Mr Thompson made a report for the Com. on Branch Colleges, which was received and adopted.

     

    Report of Trustees of Agric. College

                The report of the Trustees of the College of Agriculture made by Mr JJ Conner Chairman was received and adopted.

     

    Site for building

                The Board by a unanimous vote concurred in the selection of Compton Hill for the site of the new agricultural building.

     

                The Board took a recess to attend the graduating exercises in the Chapel.

     

    Com. on Course of Study

                Returning at 2 P.M. the report of the Committee appointed Jan 10th on course of study for District Agricultural Schools was received and adopted.

     

    Insurance report

                Mr Callaway for the Committee on Insurance made a report which was received and adopted.

     

    Finance Committee

                Also a supplemental report for the Finance Committee which was also adopted.

     

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    Athens, June 19, 1907

    Resignation of SC Benedict

    The resignation of Dr SC Benedict of the offices of Surgeon, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Dean of the School of Pharmacy was received and postponed until the next meeting.

     

                The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chair.

     

    AL Hull Secretary.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Atlanta, Ga July 18th 1907

     

                Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met today: present Chairman McDaniel, Messrs Adams, Bacon, Bennett, Callaway, Cobb, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Hughes, Hull, Howell, McWhorter, Meldrim, Newton, and Price. Governor Hoke Smith took his seat as a Trustee with the Board.

     

                The meeting was opened with a prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

     

                Excuses were received and accepted for Messrs Peabody, Persons, Simmons and DuBignon.

     

                Chancellor Barrow submitted sundry matters to the Board for their consideration.

     

    Commencement Programme

                Before taking these up Mr Hull moved to reconsider so much of the action of the Board in June last as related to the adoption of a revised programme at Commencement.

     

                The motion was carried after some discussion.

     

    Committee to report.

                Mr Gober then offered the following: Resolved that a Committee of five be appointed of which the Governor shall be Chairman and Senator Bacon a member, to take up and consider the programme order of the Commencement exercises and in doing this to confer with the Chancellor and Faculty and all interested in the matter, to make their report to a meeting of this Board to be held not later than January 1st 1908.

     

                The resolution was unanimously adopted

     

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    Athens,

    and the Chair appointed

                Gov. Smith, Senator Bacon, Messrs Adams, Gober and Meldrim.

     

                Governor Smith asked that Mr Howell be added to the Committee, which by unanimous consent was done.

     

    Resignation of Dr Benedict

                The resignation of Dr SC Benedict as Surgeon and as Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in the School of Law was accepted after consideration.

     

                The filling of these vacancies was left to the Prudential Committee.

     

    $1200 for Pharmacy

                Mr Meldrim moved that the Board appropriate so much of $1200. as may be needed to pay the salary of an assistant in school of Pharmacy, after paying to Dean Benedict $800. out of the fees of Students in Pharmacy. A division was called for the motion was carried by a vote of 11 to 3.

     

    Assistant in Physics:

                Mr Callaway as Chairman of the Finance Committee moved that $100. be appropriated for an assistant in the laboratory of Physics: and that $18 be paid to Mr E. Anderson for assistance in the English department:

     

    Janitor’s Wages

    and that no appropriation be made for increase in wages of colored Janitors at this time: all of which motions were carried.

     

    YMCA Secty.

                Mr Callaway also moved that $300. be appropriated as heretofore to the salary of a College Y.M.C.A. Secretary, which was carried.

     

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                The matter of the Professor of Hebrew being taken up, Mr Hull offered the following, which was adopted:

     

    Rabbi Klopowitz

                “Resolved that while the Board does not see its way at this time to pay a salary for teaching the Hebrew languages, it recognizes the Superior Attainments of Rabbi Klopowitz and hereby expresses its appreciation of his services in the past year and hopes he may continue the instruction he has inaugurated.”

     

    LH Charbonnier prize.

                A prize of a schop (sic) instruments to be given a student in Physics by Mrs JF McGowan in the name of her father Dr L.H. Charbonnier was accepted with the thanks of the Board.

     

    College of Agriculture

                The Trustees of the College of Agriculture, with Hons. JJC McMahan, JD Price, and Murphy Candler were invited in and Chairman Conner stated that the following sums would be required for the College of Agriculture:

    $50000. for maintenance

    $10000. for barns and fences &c

    $10000. for Agricultural extension teaching.

    $  5000. for Farmers Institutes.

     

                Mr Howell moved that the Legislature be requested to hear Dr Soule on Monday night and that Senator Hardman and Representative Martin be requested to make arrangements therefor.                        Carried.

     

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    Atlanta, July 18th 1907

                Mr Callaway moved that when the Board adjourn, it adjourn to meet in the State Library at 2.45 P.M. Thursday, July 25th for the purpose of going before the Committee on Appropriations, and that representatives of the Trustees of the various Branch Colleges accompany the Board.

     

                Carried, and, on motion the Board then adjourned till the 25th instant at 2.45 P.M.

     

    AL Hull Secretary.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Atlanta Ga July 25th 1907

                Pursuant to adjournment the Board met today in the State Library.

     

                Present Chairman McDaniel, Messrs Adams, Bacon, Bennett, Callaway, Hamilton, Harris, Hughes, Hull, Meldrim, Newton, and Simmons.

     

                It was arranged that Mr Callaway should present the wants of the University to the Appropriations Committee after Chancellor Barrow should have given a resume of the work of the University system that Senator Brown should speak in behalf of Old College and that the Chairman should introduce the speaker for each Branch College.

     

                The Board then went before the Committee and afterward adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.          

     

    AL Hull

    Secty.

     

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    Atlanta, Sept. 25 1907

                The Board met today pursuant to the call of the Chairman and the meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow

     

                There were present, Chairman McDaniel, Governor Smith, Messrs Adams, Bennett, Cobb, Hamilton, Harris, Howell, Hull, McWhorter, Meldrim, Newton, Simmons, Thompson. Mr Bowdre Phinizy was introduced and took his seat as a member of the Board.

     

                Messrs. Bacon, Gober, Persons and Peabody were excused for reasons given.

     

    Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence

                Mr Cobb reported the action of the Prudential Committee in adopting the recommendation of the Chancellor and Law Faculty that the office of Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence in the School of Law be not filled by a Physician, but the subject taught by the present Faculty, which action was approved on motion.

     

    Simmons Chmn Finance Com.

                The Chair announced the appointment of Mr Simmons as Chairman of the Finance Committee in place of Mr Callaway.

     

                The matter of providing funds to support the College of Agriculture was taken up and discussed at length.

     

    Right of way for Electric R.R.

                Pending this discussion the Chancellor submitted a proposition from Mr MT Edgerton asking the right of way through the University lands for an electric railway. The matter was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

     

    Commencement Programme.

                Governor Smith for the special committee appointed July 18th submitted a report revising the programme of Commencement exercises

     

                The report was unanimously adopted and is as follows:

                See page 766.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Sept 25th 1907

     

    (This report not having been furnished the Secretary at the time is copied on page 766 & 767.)

     

    Pay for JS Stewart

                Mr Harris in behalf of the Finance Committee offered the following which was adopted:

     

                “Resolved that the Treasurer be instructed to pay Prof. Stewart for the scholastic year beginning June 1st the sum of $2400. as salary and allow $800 for expenses of his department, the same to be paid from the $1700. appropriated from the University funds and the $1500. contributed by the Gen. Education Board for said department. This increase due under the ten year service rule. The Chancellor is instructed to request the Gen Education Board to increase its contribution for the year 1908-09 when the budget is made out.”

     

                On recommendation for the Chancellor and Faculty it was ordered that a four course in Hebrew be given credit as a general Junior or Senior option in the A.B. degree so long as provision for such study is made in the University.

     

                The question of ways and means was resumed and Dr. Soule appeared before the Board to give an explanation of certain estimates for the College work. A suggestion was made by Governor Smith following which Mr Howell offered the following:

     

    Loan for College of Agriculture

                Resolved in consideration of the imperative need of a maintenance fund for the Agricultural College in order that the work of the College may not be delayed a full year, that this Board hereby authorizes Wm E. Simmons, Chairman of the Finance

     

    (765)

    Athens,

    Committee and A.L. Hull, the Treasurer of the Board, to borrow fifteen thousand dollars and the membership of this Board hereby agrees to pledge themselves as security for the payment of said loan. this guaranty is made in view of the urgent advantage of having the new Agriculture College, established on a working basis without the loss of a year’s time; and further in the belief that it was the intention and desire of the General Assembly to make such provision at its recent session and that it will do so at its next session.

     

    The resolution was adopted.

     

    Power of Attorney

                On motion of Governor Smith a power of Attorney was executed and signed by every member of the Board present, appointing A.L. Hull to sign their names as endorsers upon the note or notes above referred to.

     

    $10000. from Maintainance (sic) fund

                Gov. Smith offered the following which was unanimously adopted:

                Resolved that the sum of $10000.00 be appropriated out of the funds of the University for the maintainance (sic) of the College of Agriculture from June 1907 to June 1908 in addition to the loan of $15000.

     

    $5000 from Agricultural Trustees

                The Treasurer was authorized to negotiate a loan of $5000. on a note to be signed by the trustees of the College of Agriculture and to use the same for the maintainance (sic) of the said College for the ensuing year.

     

    Book on Botany

                The Board gave its assent to the purchase of certain book for the department of Botany out of the unexpended balances to the credit of the department and for the equipment of LeConte Hall and then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull Secretary.

     

    (766)

    University of Georgia,

                Report of special Committee on Commencement Programme: See p763 at foot:

    The Committee recommend:

     

    1. That on Monday and Tuesday nights the dances stop at half past twelve o’clock. That individual profit from the dances be discountenanced.

     

    1. That as far as possible the Junior Class do the honors of Commencement as hosts.

     

    1. That leaves of absence be granted only for providential cause, or to undergraduates who have business engagements made necessary be pecuniary stringency of part of individual.

     

    1. That Trustees use their best endeavors to complete their business by Saturday night, and encourage by their presence the performance of duty on the part of students.

     

    1. That members of the Faculty are requested to attend exercises.

     

    1. That members of each class attend the exercises of the Class.

     

    1. The following programme:

     

    Saturday, June ---

    8.30 P.M. Sophomore Declamation.

     

    Sunday June ---

    11.00 A.M. Baccalaureate Sermon.

    8.30 P.M. Y.M.C.A. Commencement Address.

     

    Monday June –

    10.30 A.M. Exercises of the undergraduates representing the branches of the University.

    4.00 P.M. Military exercises and Prize drill.

    8.30 P.M. Champion debate between Demosthenian and Phi Kappa Societies.

     

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    Athens,

     

           Tuesday, June ---

           10.00 A.M. Business meeting of the Alumni Society in Phi Kappa Hall.

           12.00 P.M. Oration before the Alumni Society.

             4.30 P.M. Junior Orations

                           Delivery of Sophomore Cup.

                           Wednesday, June ----

                           Commencement Day

           10.00 A.M. Senior and Law Class Orations.

                            Valedictory

                            Baccalaureate Address.

                            Announcement of Destinations

                            Conferring of Degrees.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    Athens, Ga June 11th 1908

                The Board met in annual session at 4 P.M. today present.

     

                Chairman McDaniel, Messrs Adams, Bacon, Bennett, Cobb, Gober, Hamilton, Harris, Howell, Hughes, Hull, McWhorter, Meldrim, Persons and Simmons.

     

                The session was opened with prayer by Mr Hamilton.

     

                The minutes of the last annual meeting and subsequent meetings were read for information.

     

    Committee on Medical Colleges

                Mr Hull reported for the special Committee appointed ad interim on the proposition of the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons without recommendations. The Report was received and laid on the table.

     

    Hour fixed to hear

                Mr Simmons moved that the hour of 4 P.M. Saturday be fixed for hearing the Committees from the Atlanta College of P&S and the Georgia Medical College and the Secretary notify the parties of interest by telegram.

     

                The Chairman submitted a proposition made to him by the Atlanta School of Medicine, the Atlanta Dental College and the College of Pharmacy looking to the same end.

     

    Chancellors report.

                Chancellor Barrow made his annual report to the Board which was received and referred to appropriate Committees.

     

                Reports of officers of the Faculty were also received and laid on the table for the time.

     

    (769)

    Athens, June 11 1908

    The Chair announced the following Committees:

     

    Laws & Discipline:

                Bennett, Gober, Meldrim, Adams, Gov. Smith

     

    Auditing:

                Phinizy, Thompson, Bower (Persons added later.)

     

    Invitation:

                Meldrim, Howell, Bacon.

     

    Branch Colleges:

                Howell, Newton, Hughes.

     

    Finance:

                Simmons, Hamilton, Harris.

     

    Brown Fund:

                McWhorter, Adams, Persons. (Persons relieved later)

     

    Property:

                Cobb, Gober, Bower.

     

    Honorary Degrees:

                Adams, Bacon, Chancellor Barrow. (Bacon relieved later and Persons substituted.)

     

    Legislative:

                Simmons, Bennett, Bacon, Newton, Phinizy.

     

    Insurance:

                Simmons, Cobb, McWhorter.

     

    Committee on School of Education

                On motion of Mr Gober a special Committee of three was appointed to take up the matter of the school of Education as outlined in the Chancellor’s report.

     

                The chair appointed Messrs Gober, Adams and Gov. Smith.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 11th 1908

                The hours for the Session were fixed as follows:

                9.30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

                4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

     

    Prudential Committee

                The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read and approved.

     

                The Board adjourned to 9.30 tomorrow.

     

    Friday June 12th 1908

     

                At 9.30 the Board was called to order the minutes of the 11th were read and approved.

               

    Branch College Reports

    Mr Meldrim presented the report of the Ga. Industrial College, Mr Harris the report of the School of Technology the report of the State Normal School was received and all referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

                The invitation of the Faculty to the Trustees to Join them on Sunday and march in procession with the graduating class to the Chapel, was accepted.

     

                Excuses were received and accepted from Mr Geo Foster Peabody and Mr DuBignon.

     

    Harire Jordan’s report

                The report of Harire Jordan, Director of Farmers Institutes up to the date of his resignation was received.

     

    W.O. Payne

                The application of Prof. W.O. Payne for leave of absence for 1908-09 was referred to the Committee on Laws and Discipline.

               

    Honorary degree nomination.

                The nomination of Rabbi Koplowitz for the honorary degree of D.D. was received and lies over one year under the rules.

     

    Gifts.

                Gifts from the Thalian Club of furniture for the Infirmary, and from John D. Moss of a lot of land adjoining the Campus extension were accepted and the Secretary was instructed to express the thanks of the  Board for the same.

     

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    Athens, June 12th 1908

    Mr Bacon

                Mr Bacon asked to be relieved from the Committee on Honorary Degrees for personal reasons which was assented to, and the chair appointed Mr Persons in his place.

     

    Carnegie Foundation

                Mr Gober moved that a special Committee of three be appointed who shall report to the Board with recommendations and information as to placing the University on the Carnegie Foundation – The motion was carried and the Chair appointed Messrs Howell, Bacon and Harris.

     

    Mayor of Athens and $25000 gift.

                The Mayor and a Committee of the Council appeared and formally tendered the gift of $25000. of bonds of the City of Athens.

     

                Mr Howell moved the appointment of a Committee of three who shall express in proper form the appreciation of the Board of the generous gift of the City of Athens and report the same at this session. The motion was carried and the Chair appointed Messrs. Howell, Bacon and Hamilton.

     

                Brief addresses of appreciation were made by members of the Board after which the Mayor and Committee retired.

     

                Governor Hoke Smith entered and took his seat with Board.

     

    Rules for dormitories

                Mr Hull submitted some changes in the rules governing dormitories and admission fees, which at his request were referred to the Committees on Laws & Discipline and Property.

     

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    University of Georgia,

    June 12 1908

    College of Agriculture

                The Trustees of the College of Agriculture appeared and through their chairman Mr Conner, and Dean Soule presented the needs of the College for the next year.

     

                Mr Bennett offered the following resolution:

     

    Martin Fertilizer Bill

                Resolved that the Chairman appoint a Committee of five from this Board and three from the Trustees of the College of Agriculture to urge the passage of the Martin Fertilizer Bill tag tax Bill now pending before the Senate and in addition thereto each member of this Board be a Committee of one to see his Senator and other Senators near him and explain this Bill and urge such Senators to vote for said Bill and to secure as far as possible the assistance and cooperation of the District Agricultural Schools in this behalf.

     

                Resolved further that the Committee appointed under this resolution communicate at once with the Presidents of the District Agricultural Schools.

     

    Committee

                The resolution was adopted, and the chair appointed Messrs McWhorter, Hughes, Howell, Simmons, Gober, and from the Agricultural Trustees, Conner, Hudson and Newton.

                (Later Mr Hughes was made Chairman of the Committee)

     

    The Board took recess until 4 P.M.

     

    Reconvening at 4 o’clock a recess was taken until the call of the Chair.

     

    Teacher’s College and School of Education

                Later Mr Gober in behalf of his special Committee requested Gov. Smith to state the situation in regard to the proposed Teachers College. In response to which Gov. Smith informed the Board of the attitude of the Trustees of the Peabody Fund.

     

    (773)

    Athens, June 12 1908

                Mr Simmons of the Finance Committee made a partial report which was adopted. (Afterwards withdrawn.)

     

    Farm.

                The Board accepted the invitation of Dr Soule to visit the farm at 8.30 tomorrow morning.

               

    District Agri. Schools

                Gov Smith submitted the question whether this Board had any authority over the District Agricultural Schools. Some discussion ensued, after which Mr McWhorter moved the appointment of a Committee of three who shall inquire into the matter and report to the Board.             Carried.

     

                The Chair appointed Mr McWhorter, Bacon & Meldrim.

     

                The Board adjourned to 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    Saturday June 13th 1908

     

    The Board was called to order at 10 A.M.

     

    The minutes of the 12th were read and approved.

     

                At his request Dr White was excused from attendance of the exercises during Commencement on account of ill health.

     

                Prof Hooper was also excused on account of his duties as Secretary of the Faculty.

     

    The election of Chairman McDaniel

                The term of office of the Chairman having expired, Hon Henry D. McDaniel was nominated for reelection. The Secretary was requested to cast the ballot of the Board for Mr McDaniel which was done, and he was declared unanimously reelected for two years next ensuing

     

    (774)

    University of Georgia,

    June 13th 1908

    Committee Report of L&D.

                Mr Bennett submitted a partial report for the Committee on Laws & Discipline which was amended in part and adopted.

     

    1. The office of Surgeon is abolished, and the Prudential Committee to employ a Physical Director at $500. (“This was reconsidered.” written in the margin.)

     

    1. Forestry transferred to College of Agriculture.

     

    1. Attendance at Chapel left to discretion of Chancellor.

     

    1. Use of Agricultural Hall for Engineering left to Chancellor.

     

    1. French placed on same basis as German referred to Faculty.

     

    1. No fees paid by students in Agricultural Courses.

     

    1. Botany to be a separate school.

     

    1. A two year medical course not advisable at present.

     

    1. Sanitary engineering is postponed.

     

    1. Instruction in banking postponed

     

    1. No instructor for elocution.

     

    1. Students in Law required same to admit to academic departments.

     

    1. No change in fees for non resident students

     

    1. No exemption for Cadet Officers

     

    1. Resignation of AH Patterson accepted.

     

    1. Request of W.O. Payne for leave of absence referred back to Board without recommendation.

     

    Board of Visitors

    Pending consideration of the above the Board of Visitors appeared and made their report as required by law.

     

                The report was received and referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

                A recess was taken to meet the Board of Visitors, after which consideration of the above report was resumed.

     

    Mr Phinizy took his seat with the Board.

     

    (775)

    Athens, June 13th 1908

                The report of the N. Ga. A&M College was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

    School of Education.

                Gov. Smith submitted the report on a School of Education, which was explained in detail. The report was adopted and the Chair appointed the Committee provided for Messrs. Bacon, Gober, and Adams.

     

    1. Philosophy & Education be expanded and known as the Peabody School of Education.

     

    1. Prof. Woofter be made Director.

     

    1. Prof Stewart be made Associate Prof of Education.

     

    1. An adjunct Prof. for Agricultural Pedagogy be selected.

     

    1. An Associate Prof. Philosophy be elected for 1909-10.

     

    1. An Instructor in Psychology elected in 1910.

     

    1. Expenses of the school be guaranteed.

     

    1. A committee be appointed to cooperate with the Peabody Board.

     

    1. Curriculum be authorized by Faculty.

     

    1. Maintenance be charged 1/3 to Nelson funds.

     

    Mr McWhorter reported on the relations of this Board to the District Agric. Schools, which was received and adopted.

     

    Ga. Athletic Assoc.

                A Committee from the Ga. Athletic Association appeared asking an appropriation of $500 for a building for the use of Athletic teams on the Campus.

                The appropriation was made on motion of Mr Gober.

     

                Gov. Smith was granted leave of absence until Wednesday on account of public duties.

     

                A request from ladies of the Christian Church for use of the Chapel was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

                Recess was taken till 4 P.M.

     

    (776)

    University of Georgia,

    June 13th 1908.

    Argument on Medical College.

                At 4 P.M. the Board reconvened and received delegations from the Medical Colleges. By agreement one hour each was given them to present their argument for or against the admission of the Atlanta College into the University system.

     

                After hearing these gentlemen consideration of the proposition of the Atlanta College was postponed and made the special order for Monday morning immediately after the reading of the minutes.

     

                Adjourned to 9.30 A.M. Monday.

     

    Secty. pro tem.

    Monday June 15th 1908.

    Note: During the providential absence of the Secretary. Prof W.D. Hooper acted as Secretary and furnished the proceedings of the Board for June 15th and 16th.

     

    Dr. Poteat.

    The Commencement Sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Poteat, President of Furman University.

     

    The Board met at 9.30 A.M.

     

    Minutes of the 13th were read and approved.

     

                The application of the School of English for assistance was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.          

     

                Upon motion of Mr Gober Section 1 of the Laws & Discipline report as submitted and adopted was reconsidered.

     

                The Chancellor was authorized to sign vouchers for the Treasurer during his absence.

     

    Property Committee

                Mr Cobb presented the report of the Property Committee which after amendment was adopted.

     

    1. $2500. for repairs to be distributed under authority of Prudential Committee.

     

    1. Purchase of certain property of Prof. Patterson was referred to Finance Committee.

     

    (777)

    Athens, June 15th 1908

     

    1. Pay of Head Janitor to be $60 per month

    3 colored Janitors $25. per month.

    5      “             “     $20.   “       “

     

    1. Charge for dormitory rooms $4 per month in advance.

     

    1. Deposit of $2 required of each occupant of dormitory.

     

    1. Regular inspection of rooms to be made.

     

    1. All repairs on electric lights be made by occupants.

     

    1. Road from Candler Hall to Denmark Hall be paved.

     

    1. The Patterson house be tendered Dean Snelling free of rent.

     

    Law Faculty

                On motion of Mr Bacon, which was carried a Committee was appointed to confer with the Chancellor and Law to report on the needs of the Law School on this session.

     

    The committee appointed is Bacon, Adams, Simmons.

     

    Vote on Medicine College fixed

                By unanimous consent it was ordered that the consideration of the matter of the application of the Atlanta College of P. & S. and the Atlanta School of Medicine and all matters appertaining thereto be postponed until 4 o’clock this afternoon for any discussion that may be desired thereon; that the final vote on the merits of the question be taken at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning without further discussion and any member of the Board may leave his vote in writing not later than that hour with the Chairman, said vote to be counted as if he were personally present.

     

                Mr Persons was added to the Auditing Committee.

     

                The Board took recess to attend the exercises in the Chapel.

     

    Laws & Disc. Report

                On reconvening the Committee on Laws & Discipline presented a second report which was considered serration (?) and adopted

     

    (778)

    University of Georgia,

    June 15th 1908

    1. Physics & Astronomy are separated from Electrical Engineering, the latter placed under Adj. Prof Davenport.

     

    1. A Fellow in Physics to be nominated by the Chancellor

     

    1. A Fellow in Chemistry to be appointed.

     

    1. AH Bunce to be Fellow in Library

     

    1. A student assistant in Drawing to be appointed.

     

    1. Request of ladies for use of Chapel denied.

     

    1. Jno. S. Tilley to be Fellow in English.

    The Board took recess until 4 P.M.

    Reconvening at 4 o’clock took recess until 6 P.M. in order to attend Military exercises.

     

    Report of Chairman Conner

                Convening at 6 o’clock, Chairman Conner made the report of Trustees of College of Agriculture which was received, and requests for money referred to Finance Committee.

     

    Brown Fund.

                Mr McWhorter submitted the report of the Com. on Brown Fund which was received and adopted.

     

    Auditing Com. Report.

                Mr. Phinizy submitted the report of the Auditing Committee and that was adopted.

     

    Carnegie Foundation

    The special Committee on the Carnegie Foundation reported through Mr. Howell recommending that the University make application to be admitted to the privileges of that foundation, and the Legislature be asked to assent thereto.

     

    The report was adopted.

     

    Nomination of A.O. Bacon for LL.D.

                Senator A.O. Bacon was nominated for the honorary degree of LL.D. which under the rule lets over until the next annual session.

     

    Conformation of new Professors.

                The Chancellor recommended for reelection the Professors and Instructors elected within the past year and the Secretary was instructed to cast the ballot of the Board for the following.

     

    (779)

    Athens, June 15th 1908.

    H.N. Black                   Adj. Prof Chemistry

    R.O. Brooks,                  “      “    Ga History

    R.O. Stephens,                “      “    Mathematics

    JR Fain                         Prof. Exper. Agronomy

    MP Jarmagin                   “    Annual Husbandry

    T. Foot,                                    Instructor in Math.

    R.C. Wilson                          “          Pharmacy

    J.M. Reade                  Prof. Botany

    I. Koplowitz                    “    Hebrew was not reelected.

     

    Board adjourned to 9.30 AM tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday June 16th 1908

     

    The Board met as 9.30 AM

     

    The minutes of the 15th were read and approved

     

    Chapel

    By Mr Gober:

                Whereas it has been made to appear that the University Chapel is utterly inadequate to the present needs. Be it resolved that a Committee of three be appropriated of which WE Simmons shall be Chairman to take the matter into consideration and report to any future meeting of the Board suggestions and probable cost of the needed enlargement.

     

                Adopted and the Chair appointed Simmons, Meldrim and Hull.

     

    Graduates

                The Secretary of the Faculty reported the names recommended by the Faculty for graduate degrees, which were ordered to be conferred as follows:

     

    Master of Science

    1. Cornelius Augustus Wells.

     

    (780)

    University of Georgia,

    June 16th 1908

     

    Bachelor of Arts:

    Allen H. Bunce                         James S Bussey,                                   John A. Davison

    Milton T. Edgerton Jr.               Luther F. Elrod                         John W. Fitts

    John B Harris with honors                    

    Wiley C. Henson                                  Wm Sanders Jones                   Ogden H. Langford

    Abram L. Loyd,                                   Milton R. Lufburrow,                John H. Neisler

    Samuel T. Oliver                                   Harold E. Reynolds                  William A Shelton

    Harry R. Slack                         William F Slaton Jr.                  Sidney O. Smith

    William T. Turk                                    Guy O Whelchel, with honors

    Frank Bartow Willingham

     

    Bachelor of Science

    Robt. O. Arnold                                   Roy W. Blackmar                     Mercer Blanchard

    Clifford C Brooks                     Clement S. Bryan                                 Henry G Cannon

    Jackson P. Dick                                   James W. Florence                   John A. Fort

    Stanley M Gates                                   Alfonso L. Ivey                         Samuel E Morton

    Floyd. C. Newton                                George P Swift                         Percy H Thornton

     

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering:

    DeWitt T. Hubbard,                 Williams R Hutchins,                 Geronimo W. King.

     

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

    Fred N. Grant                          Stafford Montgomery  

    Walter E. Stone, with honors    Edmond B. Walker

     

    Graduate in Pharmacy

    Curtis E. Brinson,                     Adam D Deas.

    William H. Hatcher                   James A. Redfearn

     

    Bachelor of Law:

    Erle B. Askew,                         James W. Brown,                     Robert T. Camp

    Herschel P. Cobb,                    Charles H. Cox                                    John M Cozart

    Lennie L Davis,                                    Joseph W Denmard,                 Philip G. Dodd

    Charles N Feidelson                 Bernard C Gardner                   William T. Gary

    Thomas H. Holcomb                Henry P. Jones                                     Robert H. Jones

    Charles. C King                                    Remsen P. King                                    Stephen B McCall

    Jasper N McDonald                 William S Mann,                                   Wm. D. Martin,

    Grover C. Middlebrooks                      Harry W Nevin,

     

    (781)

    Athens, June 16th 1908

    Herman L Rubenstein,              Leopold Suddeth,                                 Franklin C. Walker

    James A Watson,                                 Wade H. Watson                                 Julian J. Willingham.

     

    S.A.E. petition for lot

                A petition of the S.A.E Fraternity for a lot on which to erect a chapter house, was referred to the Property Committee.

     

    Prof Sanford

                To the request of Prof Sanford for leave of absence in 1909-10, on motion of Mr Phinizy the Board does not deem it expedient to grant the request at this time.

     

    Lot.

                To the request of the S.A.E. Fraternity the Property Committee replied that when the Fraternity is ready to build the Board will assign them a lot.

     

    A recess was taken until 4 P.M.

     

    Reconvening at 4 o’clock, Mr Bower took his seat with the Board.

     

    Resignation of Judge Cobb

                The resignation of Hon Howell Cobb as Professor of Law to take effect at the close of the session of 1908-09, was received and referred a special Committee on the Law Department.

     

                Board took a recess to attend the exercises of the Junior Class in the Chapel.

     

    Finance Report.

                On reconvening the Finance Committee moved the reconsideration of their reports already submitted, and they then submitted a report covering all items to date, which was adopted in lieu of the others.

     

    Mr Simmons was made Chairman of the Committee on Insurance.

     

    (782)

    University of Georgia,

    June 16 1908

    Report of Com on Law School

                The Special Committee on Law School reported recommending the election of a Professor of Law at the salary of $2500. in place of Judge Howell Cobb, a year hence and that Judge Andrew J. Cobb be elected to assist Judge Howell Cobb, as may be agreed upon between them.

     

                Adopted and the Secretary was requested to cast the ballot of the Board for Hon Andrew J. Cobb accordingly.

     

                On motion of Mr Meldrim the same Committee was appointed to recommend suitable names to the Board for the Professorship to be filled in 1909.

     

    Gift of City of Athens

                Mr Howell offered the following:

                Whereas the City of Athens has contributed the proceeds of $25000. in bonds to the Trustees of the University with the request that $25000. of this sum be applied to the mortgage of the Alumni Society on the land of the University extension.

     

                Resolved that a Committee composed of Messrs Cobb, Hull and McWhorter, from this Board be appointed to receive and receipt for said money on behalf of this Board and to convey the same to the proper representatives of the Alumni Society under the terms of said gift.

     

                The resolution was adopted.

     

    Insurance of Agric. College

                By Mr Newton,

                Resolved that the insurance on the new Agricultural building be referred to the Committee on Insurance of the University Board.                      Adopted.

     

    Prof L.L. Hendren elected.

                On motion of Mr Gober, the Board went into the election of a Professor of Physics and Astronomy. The Chancellor recommended L.L. Hendren Ph. D. and the Secretary was requested to cast the ballot of the Board for the nominee. This was.

     

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    Athens, June 16th 1908

    done and Dr Hendren declared elected to take effect September 15th 1908.

     

                At the request of Mr McWhorter, Mr Hughes was made chairman of the Committee on the Martin Bill.

     

                Board then adjourned to 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday June 17th 1908

     

                The Board was called to order at 9.30 A.M. Minutes of the 16th were read and approved.

     

    $3500 to Call of Agri

                On motion of Mr Gober $3500. was ordered to be placed to the credit of the College of Agriculture to meet necessary expenses until August 1st.

     

    D.D. on Rev. J.J. Bennett.

                Mr Adams reported from the Committee on Honorary Degrees recommending the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity for Rev. Joseph J. Bennett.

     

                The report was adopted.

     

                Mr Simmons moved that the rules be suspended as to conferring but one honorary degree in the same year. The ayes and noes were called for and the motion was lost by the vote of 7 to 7.

     

                Mr Thompson’s excuse for absence during the session was accepted.

     

    Medical College.

                The matter of the Medical College being the special order, Mr Hull moved that a special Committee be appointed who shall ascertain if the conflicting interests of the Medical Colleges cannot be harmonized, to report to the Board at a future meeting.

     

                The chair ruled the motion out of order in view of the previous unanimous action of the Board.

     

    (784)

    University of Georgia,

    June 17th 1908

                The vote was then taken on the proposition of the Atlanta College.

     

                Mr Simmons moved that the proposition be declined which was carried by a vote of 12 to 7.

     

    Mr Bacon Resolution on Med. Coll.

                Mr Bacon moved to reconsider which was carried, when Mr Bacon offered the following: Resolved that the Board of Trustees have received with high appreciation the application of the Atlanta College of Physicians & Surgeons, and of the Atlanta School of Medicine to be accepted and incorporated severally as Branch Colleges of the University of Georgia. While recognizing the liberality of these propositions and the possible advantages which might accrue to the University in their acceptance, the Board are of opinion that the propositions as made by these Colleges could not be now accepted consistently with a proper consideration of a unified University organization and with the necessary care and protection of the interests of the University which must necessarily with unavoidable complications grow out of and be involved in engrafting upon its system additional departments so wide in the scope of their fields of labor and so far reaching in the magnitude of the work which they are designed to accomplish.

     

                Never the less in the recognition of the fact that it may be possible to reconcile and harmonize the apparently conflicting interests of the several Medical Schools including that which already constitutes an integral part of the University and at the same time safeguard and advance the best interests of the University, Resolved that the Chairman of the Board be hereby authorized to appoint a Committee of five members of this Board whose

     

    (785)

    Athens, June 17th 1908

    duty it shall be to confer with the representatives of the several applying schools and also with the authorities of the Augusta Medical College with the view of considering any further proposition or propositions which may be made in respect of the adjustment of any proposed plan to the needs and advantage alike of the University and of the several Medical College including five consideration of the interest and the preservation of all the rights of the Augusta Medical College which since 1872 has been one of the Branch Colleges of the University. The said Committee shall make reports to the Board not later than at its annual meeting in 1909.

     

                The resolution was adopted unanimously.

     

                The Board took recess to attend the graduation exercises in the Chapel.

     

    Prof J.M. Reade.

                On reconvening Mr Jas. J. Reade was elected Professor of Botany, the Secretary having cast the ballot of the Board for Mr Reade.

     

    Mr Bacon’s resolution

    Mr Bacon offered the following:

                Resolved that it gives to the Board of Trustees the greatest pleasure to extend to the Chancellor and Faculty of the University of Georgia their cordial congratulations upon the progress and the increasing prosperity and development of the Institution under their devoted and well directed efforts during the scholastic year just concluded. In the zealous work and interest of the Faculty, in the bearing and efficiency of the student body as well as in every feature of the splendid Commencement exercises now so brilliantly closed, there is plainly seen the opening of a new and glorious day in the most gratifying, wide and certain development of the greater University.

     

    (786)

    University of Georgia,

    June 17th 1908

                Resolved that a copy of then resolutions be furnished to the Chancellor and that he be requested to communicate the same to the Faculty.

     

                The resolutions were adopted.

     

    Adjourn to meet July 1st.

                Mr Howell moved that when the Board adjourn it adjourn to meet in the State Library Atlanta at 10 o’clock A.M. July 1st next.     Carried.

     

    Mr Persons asked to be relieved from the Committee on the Brown Fund, which request was granted.

     

    Nomination of SR Belk

    Mr Gober nominated again Rev. S.R. Belk for the honorary degree of D.D.

     

                The Board then adjourned to June 30th at 10. A.M.

     

    AL Hull

    Secretary.

     

    (787)

    Atlanta, Ga 1908

                Pursuant to adjournment the Board met in the State Library this day at 10 A.M.

     

                Present, Chairman McDaniel, Messrs Adams, Cobb, Howell, Hull, McWhorter, Meldrim, Newton, Simmons, Thompson, Governor Smith

     

                The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

     

                The minutes of June 17th were read and approved.

     

    No advertisement permitted.

     

    Mr Hull offered the following resolution:

     

    Resolved that no advertisement of any business or firm be permitted on the Campus.

     

    The Superintendent of Building & Grounds is requested to see that this resolution is carried into effect.

     

    C. Murphy Candler.

                The resolution was adopted unanimously. By invitation of the Board Hon. C. Murphy Candler, Chairman of Appropriations Committee of the House, appeared before the Board and the financial situation of the College of Agriculture was discussed at length.

     

    To repay $20000

                Mr Howell moved that Mr Simmons, Chairman of the Finance Committee be requested to prepare a bill to be submitted to the legislature to appropriate $20000. to repay the loan maturing July 15th made by the University and that Chairman McDaniel and Mr Simmons represent the Board before the Appropriations Committee.

    The motion was carried.

     

    Appropriations

                Mr Simmons made a Supplemental report for the Finance Committee concerning appropriations not made at the same meeting, which report was adopted.

     

    (788)

    University of Georgia,

    July 1st 1908.

    Carnegie Foundation

                Mr Howell moved and it was carried that the Chancellor the Chairman and the Secretary be a Committee to confer with Mr Candler on the resolution to be offered in the matter of the Carnegie Foundation.

     

    Insurance

    Mr Simmons offered a report from the Insurance Committee which was read and adopted.

     

                Mr Hughes was excused for reasons given.

     

    JW Bennett

                The chair appointed Mr Bennett a member of the Committee on the Brown Fund in the place of Mr Persons.

     

    Committee on Medical College

                The chair appointed as the Committee provided in Mr Bacon’s resolutions on the Medical Colleges Messrs, Meldrim, Simmons, Gober, Adams and Hull.

     

    Mr McWhorter made a statement to the Board giving the situation of the Martin Fertilizer Tax bill as information.

     

                On motion the Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull

    Sec.

     

    (789)

    Athens, July 14th 1908

                The following resolution was received this day from Mr Howell as provided by the action of the Board on June 12th last.

     

                The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia hears with profound gratification of the action of the city of Athens in donating the proceeds of the sale of $25000. in City Bonds towards the completion of the Campus extension movement inaugurated by the Alumni Society.

     

                This liberal action of the municipality places the Board and every University interest under renewed obligations to the people whose liberality toward the University and whose traditional cordiality to the student body have done so much to endear the city to all matriculates.

     

                The Board views the Campus extension movement as one fraught with the greatest benefit not only to the University but to the City of Athens and the hearty and liberal cooperation between both interests has guaranteed the materialization of the plan which will give the University of Georgia a campus second in area and natural beauty to but few others if any in this country.

     

    C Howell

    AO Bacon

    NE Harris         Committee.

     

    (790)

    University of Georgia,

    Athens Ga October 17th 1908

                Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board met today at 9 A.M.

     

                Present Chairman McDaniel, Messrs Cobb, Gober, Hughes, Hull, McWhorter, Meldrim, Newton, Simmons & Thompson.

     

                A quorum being present the meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

     

    Old College

                A Committee of Citizens was received who appeared in the interests of removing Old College. Messrs WT Dorsey, ER Hodgson, W.S. Basinger, Harry Hodgson and Billups Phinizy spoke in favor of and Mr TW Reed against the removal.

     

                The Citizens retired and long discussion ensued on the subject when Mr McWhorter offered the following resolution.

     

    McWhorter resolution

                Whereas the Mayor and a Committee of citizens of Athens appeared before the Board in regard to the removal of Old College and whereas it appears from the act passed by the Legislature and the report of the Finance Committee of the Board that the Board is not in sufficient funds to authorize the change of the outstanding contract of reconstruction and repair of said Old College building, Therefore be it resolved that it is now inexpedient to remove Old College building, but that the question of the removal of said building be postponed to a later date in the development and growth of the University, and that the present repair of said building is not intended to fix the location of said building permanently on the present site if it should at anytime be obstructive of the future development of the University according to the plans heretofore approved.

               

    (791)

    Athens, Oct 17th 1908

    Hull Amendment

                Mr Hull moved to amend by instructing the Committee in charge of Old College repairs to have the contract so amended as that Old College building may be safely moved at the pleasure of the Board, if practicable.

     

                The resolution and amendment were carried.

     

    Botany

                On motion of Mr Simmons, Chairman of Finance Committee the sum of $450.00 was appropriated for supplies and apparatus for the Chair of Botany.

     

    Elec. Eng.

                And $250.00 for maintainance (sic) of the laboratory in Electrical Engineering.

     

    Convicts for University work

                Mr Meldrim offered the following,

    Resolved that this Board of Trustees, being the authorities in charge of the University of Georgia hereby requests the honorable Prison Commission to place as many as fifty convicts at work up on the property of said institution at Athens and that the Prudential Committee be authorized to take such action in this behalf as by that Committee may be deemed proper.

                The resolution was adopted.

     

    Notes for $15000. paid

                The Treasurer reported the payment of the notes given under the power of Attorney for a loan of $15000. at the Athens Savings Bank and exhibited the cancelled notes and power of Attorney, which was ordered to be destroyed.

     

    The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

     

    AL Hull Sec.

     

    (792)

    University of Georgia,

    Athens Ga June 10th 1909

                The Board met in annual session today at 4 o’clock P.M.

     

                The roll was called and the following Trustees responded:

                Adams, Bennett, Bower, Harris, Hamilton, Hull, McDaniel, McWhorter, Newton, Persons, Phinizy, Simmons, Thompson, and Mr Perry, the newly elected Chairman of the Trustees of No. Ga. A&M College.

     

                The session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

     

                Excuses were rendered and accepted for the session for Messrs Bacon, Cobb, DuBignon and Hughes.

     

                Minutes of the preceeding (sic) meetings of the year were read for information of the Board.

                 The reports of the Chancellor and Faculty were presented by the Chancellor were received and referred to appropriate Committees.

     

    Y.M.C.A.

                A request for a hearing on the subject of a site for the Y.M.C.A. building was received from Mr J.V. Read, and Mr E.H. Callaway, was granted and the hour of 4 P.M. Saturday was fixed for these gentlemen to appear before the Board.

     

                The Board decided to hold its sessions in the library building, as being more convenient.

     

    Dr. Boggs’ Communication

                A communication from Rev. W.E. Boggs D.D. on the study of the Bible as literature was read by the Chancellor and on motion of Mr Adams was referred to a special Committee.

     

                The chair appointed on this Committee Messrs Adams, Persons and McWhorter.

     

    (793)

    Athens,

    The hours of meeting were fixed at 9.30 A.M. to 1 P.M. and 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. The Board then took recess until 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    Friday June 11th 1909.

     

                The Board was called to order at 9.30 A.M. The minutes of the 10th were read and approved.

     

                Messrs. Gober and Meldrim took their seats with the Board.

               

    Dr Felton

                A message of greeting was received from Hon Wm. H. Felton, through Mr Hamilton, and the Board responded with a cordial appreciation of Dr Felton’s public services and his devotion to his Alma Mater.

     

    Judge Cobb.

    Mr Gober offered the following:

    Resolved that this Board learns with regret of the sickness of Judge Howell Cobb, a member of this Board and extends to him our sympathy in his affliction. Resolved further that the Secretary furnish Judge Cobb a copy of this resolution.

                The resolution was adopted unanimously.

     

    Farm

                A resolution by Mr Newton extending an invitation from the Agricultural Trustees to visit the farm and buildings at 5 o’clock this afternoon was accepted.

     

                Mr Harris submitted a report from the School of Technology which was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

               

    Old College

                Mr Gober made a verbal report of repairs done on Old College, recounting the nature of the work and its final acceptance.

     

                The report was received and the thanks of the Board to that Committee for its admirable work were extended by a rising vote.

     

    (794)

    University of Georgia,

    June 11th 1909

    Heating Plant

    Mr Gober offered the following:

                Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to take into consideration and report to this Board for its consideration a practical plan with ways and means to install a steam heating plant for heating the three dormitories and Candler Hall.

     

                Adopted and the Chair appointed Messrs Gober, Newton and Hull as the Committee.

     

                The reading of the reports of the Faculty was suspended until further order and they were laid on the table.

     

                A resolution from the Agricultural Trustees on the site of the new Y.M.C.A. building was received and laid on the table for the present.

     

    Committees

                The Chair named the following Committees:

     

    Laws & Discipline:

                Meldrim, Persons, Phinizy, Adams, Thompson.

     

    Auditing:

                Bower, Phinizy, Bennett.

     

    Branch Colleges:

                Newton, Perry, Gober.

     

    Invitation:

                Gober, Howell, Bower.

     

                The standing Committees the same as before with the substitution of Mr. Newton for Mr. Cobb on the Property Committee.

     

                Mr Meldrim submitted a report from the Georgia Industrial College which was received and referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

     

    (795)

    Athens June 11th 1909

    Committees to Attend Branch Colleges

                The Chair appointed Messrs Thompson, Gober and Hamilton to attend the Commencement of the School of Technology and Adams, Bennett and Harris to attend the Ga. Industrial College next year.

     

    Use of college buildings

                Mr Newton offered a resolution permitting the use of the University buildings to all organized bodies of white citizens of Georgia which after some discussion was referred to Committee on Laws & Discipline.

     

                The Board took recess until 4 P.M.

     

                Reconvening at 4 o’clock, Mr Peabody took his seat with the Board.

     

    Academic Robes

                A communication from the Faculty dated November 11th asking the Board to consider the advisability of wearing academic robes on such public occasion as they are worn by the Faculty, was read and laid on the table.

     

                Mr Simmons made a partial report for the Finance Committee, making appropriations for Salaries which was received and adopted.

     

                The Board took a recess to visit the Farm and to meet at 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

     

    (796)

    University of Georgia,

    Saturday June 12th 1909

     

                The Board was called to order at 9:30 AM the minutes of the 11th were read and approved.

     

                A recess was taken until 12 o’clock in order that Committees might get to work.

     

                Mr Newton reported for the Committee on Branch Colleges, which was received and adopted.

     

                The Board took recess then until 4 P.M.

               

    Y.M.C.A. Committee men

                Reconvening at 4 o’clock Messrs W. Woods, White and J.V. Reade appeared in behalf of the Committee of the Y.M.C.A. asking that a suitable lot on the Campus be conveyed in trust for the site of a Y.M.C.A. building in lieu of the Lucas Hill site.

               

    Board of Visitors         

                Pending this matter the Board of Visitors appeared and read their report as required by law. The report was received and a brief recess was taken to meet the Visitors personally.

     

                Resuming the order of the day, Mr EH Callaway presented views on the subject.

     

                After these gentlemen had retired, Mr Simmons offered the following.

     

    Request denied

                Resolved that while we appreciate the reasons offered by Mr White and Mr Reade from the standpoint of the Y.M.C.A. this Board declines to recommend the alienation of any portion of the Campus for the purpose asked.

     

                At the request of Mr Simmons consideration of the resolution was postponed until Monday morning.

     

                Mr Meldrim submitted a report from the Committee on Laws & Discipline, which was laid on the table for the present.

     

                Board took recess until 9.30 A.M. Monday.

     

    (797)

    Athens,

    Monday, June 14th 1909

    Sermon

                The Baccalaureate sermon on yesterday was preached by Bishop Warren A. Candler of the Methodist E. Church. South.

     

                At 9.30 A.M. the Board was called to order and the minutes of the 12th were read and approved.

     

                Mr Meldrim offered the following which was unanimously adopted:

                Resolved that Governor elect Brown be invited to meet with this body.

     

    Honorary Degrees.

                Mr Adams for the Committee on Honorary Degrees reported recommending the following degrees:

                LL.D. on Hon Augustus O. Bacon.

                D.D. on Rev. S.R. Belk

     

                On motion of Mr Hull the rule restricting the Conferring of honorary degrees to those of D.D.  and LL.D. was suspended, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Science was added.

     

                The Committee then recommend the degree of Sc. D. be conferred on Hon. John P. Fort. of Mt. Airy, Ga.

     

                The entire report was received and adopted.

     

                Mr Meldrim called up the report of the Committee on Laws & Discipline which was read and considered by sections.

     

                Pending this consideration the Board took a recess to attend the Exercises in the Chapel.

     

                Upon reconvening at 4 P.M. the business of the Board was resumed. The report was considered by sections and finally adopted as a whole.

     

    (798)

    University of Georgia,

    The report

    Report of Laws & Discipline

     

    1. Extends an invitation to organizations to use the University buildings for their meetings, subject to the approval of the Chancellor and President of the Agricultural College.

     

    College Buildings

     

    1. It approves certain requests for appropriations by the Legislature.

     

    1. It authorizes a partition in the School of Pharmacy to be built.

     

    Tutors and Instructors

     

    1. It authorizes tutors in Physics & Romance Languages

     

    1. The Instructor in Math. to be elected by Presidential Committee.

     

    1. The nomination of certain officers to succeed Lint. Kimbrough to be made to the Secretary of War.

     

    Proctors

     

    1. Ten students to be appointed by the Chancellor to aid in maintaining order in the dormitories.

     

    Prest. of Franklin College.

     

    1. The title of Dean Snelling to be Dean of the University and President of Franklin College.

     

    1. That a stenographer be allowed Dean Snelling.

     

    Tutors

     

    1. That Mr Wells and Mr Tilley be reappointed Fellows and the pay of an Assistant in drawing be $100.

     

    No Prof. Education

     

    1. The Professors in the School of Education are not to be elected at this time.

     

    Denmark Hall

     

    1. The Trustees of the College of Agriculture are requested to assign land for use of Denmark Hall

     

    1. Encourages the purchase of books for the library and equipment of other departments.

     

    1. No action to be taken now looking to establishment of a Schools of Medicine on Commerce

     

    Athletic Field

     

    1. Recommends $1000. for work on new Athletic Field when

     

    (799)

    Athens, June 14th 1909

                Mr Howell took his seat with the Board.

     

                Military exhibition.

     

                The Board took recess to attend the exercises of the Military department and afterwards until reconvene in the library.

     

    Disposition of $25000. gift of City.

                Mr. Hull for a Special Committee reported that the gift of the City of Athens of $25000. had been received and paid over to the Treasurer of the Alumni Society in exchange for fifteen lots of land in the Campus extension, a description of which appears in the deed to the same recorded in the clerks office in Clarke County Superior Court.

     

    Lieut. Kimbrough

    Mr Bennett

                The Board of Trustees, of the University expresses its high appreciation of the valuable services rendered the University by Lieut. James M. Kimbrough whose detail will expire in October 1909. Lieut. Kimbrough has been very efficient; he has shown on appreciation of the situation and has exercised discipline with good common sense, so as to get the best results from the student body. It is not too much to say that his work has not only been beneficial in the military but in every department of the University. We have found him a man of high Character as well as military proficiency.

     

    We part with him with regret and wish him future success and happiness.

     

                The resolution was adopted.

     

                Governor elect Brown took his seat with the Trustees according to the invitation of the Board.

     

    Chmn. Conner’s report.

                Mr Conner Chairman of the Trustees of the College of Agriculture, read his report on the work of the College for the year which was received.

     

    (800)

    University of Georgia,

    June 14th 1909

    Graduate Degrees.

                Recommendations for graduate degrees, made by the Faculty were received and the degrees were ordered to be conferred as follows:

    Master of Arts:

    Tomlinson Fort                         Otis Hackett Johnson

     

    Bachelor of Arts.

    Olin P. Beall                             Walter R. Holmes, Jr.

    Jerome Michael, with honors

    Ulric J. Bennett                         Paul E. Palmer

    Edward M. Brown                   Mark P. Pentecost

    Gordon B. Callaway                 Robert B. Scott

    Walter L. Downs                                  David Marion Silver

    Omer W. Franklin                    Israel A. Solomon

    William M. Gober, Jr.               Joseph A. Stevens

    Thomas A. Herndon                 Joseph E. Dunson of the Class of 1908

     

    Bachelor of Science

    Linton E. Allen                          Henry Persons Heath

    Harle G. Bailey                         Morton S. Hodgson

    Edgar V. Carter Jr.                   Stewart McElhannon

    Walter B. Cook                                    William B. McWhirter

    Homer A. Davis                                   Erle T Newsome

    Claude L. Derrick                     Dwight L. Rogers

    John P. Fort Jr.                         Young B. Smith

    Linton Gerdine                          Grover C. Spillers

    James W. Napier

     

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineer

    Littleton H. Fitzpatrick              Homer K. Nicholson

    James E. Lucas                         John Hart Porter

    Harvey A. Miller                                   Armand C Prados

    Burnett P. McWhorter              Tattnal D. Simkins

    John B Wier Jr.                                    Karl D. Sanders, with honors.

     

    (801)

    Athens, June 14, 1909

     

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    1 Frank VonSprecken

     

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

    Troy G. Chastain                                  John K Giles

    Willis F. Dobbs                                    Robert L. Nixon

    David S Starr

     

    Bachelor of Law.

    Eugene M Baynes                     John G. Knox

    Scott Berryman                                    Francis P. L’Engle

    Frank Clark Jr.                                     Edward K. Lumpkin Jr.

    Carlisle Cobb                           John K. McDonald Jr.

    Walton H. Griffith                     Chas. B. McGarrity

    Samuel B. Hatcher                    Marcus P. McWhorter

    Benjamin P. Jackson                 Roscoe Pickett

    Alex. S. Johnson                                   Daniel H. Redfearn

    William H Johnson                    Oliver P. Roemer

    James A. King                          William T. Stewart

    Tate Wright.

     

    Graduates in Pharmacy

    John T. Burton                          Edgar W. Johnson

    Arthur Y. Leslie

     

                A request from ladies of the Civic Club of Athens that a lot of land be given in exchange for the Marble Yard at the Cemetery gate, was referred to the Alumni Society, in as much as that Society controls the property.

     

    The Board took recess until 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    (802)

    University of Georgia,

    June 15th 1909

     

                The Board was called to order at 9.30 A.M.

     

                The Minutes of the 14th were read and approved.

     

                The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read and approved.

     

                Mr Perry at his request was excused from further attendance at this session.

     

    Dr Hendren

                The election of Prof. L.L. Hendren, made last year, was confirmed.

     

                The Board took recess to attend the meeting of the Alumni Society and until 4 P.M.

     

    Prof of Law elected.

                Upon reconvening at 4 o’clock Mr Adams for the Committee to nominate recommend a Professor of Law in place of Judge Howell Cobb, resigned, read their report recommending for election Mr. Thomas F. Green of Athens.

     

                Mr Bennett moved to substitute the name of John D. Mell for that of Thos. F. Green.

     

                After some discussion Mr Bennett withdrew his motion.

     

                On motion the report was received.

     

                Mr Gober moved that the Board now go into the election of a Professor of Law as stated, which was carried.

     

                Tellers were appointed and a vote taken by ballot.

     

    Thos. F. Green, Esq.

                Pending the announcement of the vote Mr Bennett moved that the Secretary cast the ballot the Board for Mr Thos. F. Green. This was agreed to and Mr Green was declared elected to the position.

     

    (803)

    Athens, June 15 1909

     

    Brown Fund Beneficiaries

                Mr McWhorter submitted the report of the Brown Fund, which was read, received and adopted.

                The report allows $100. as a loan to each of the following students:

     

    PM Cheney Jr              WY Coffee,                 RO Hutcheson

    A Matthews                 JH Miller                      GE Rice

    RC Ray                                    ES Robeson Jr.                        E.S. Sell

    WA Steele Jr.               LS Suddeth                  RM Tuck        

    CY Weaver                  WF Whatley                 AS York

    LF Lanier                     R Gardner                    PF Brock

    PM Davis                     D. Patillo                      JG Kennedy

    JC Weeks                    RA Childs                    EL Campbell

    JJM Payne                   SB Butt                                    ST Memory

    FW Ball, the appointee of Elijah A. Brown

    T.G. Morrow   “         “ Julius L. Brown

    RR Forrester                Carl Stevens                 RM Tapp

    WO Weems                 FB Paradise                 Jas. L. Smith

    Lomin Sweat                WM Walden                SA Stokes

    JW Roberts                  WT Townsend.

     

                Mr Simmons submitted the report of the Finance Committee. The report was read and received, and upon motion was adopted in whole.

     

                On motion of Mr Meldrim, so much of the report of the Laws & Discipline Committee was reconsidered as named the sum to be asked of the Legislature for the maintainance (sic) of the University at Athens, and on motion the sum asked was changed from $32500. to $42500. and the in addition thereto the sum of $15000. for an economical heating plant.

     

                The Board then took a recess until 9.30 A.M. tomorrow.

     

    (804)

    University of Georgia,

    Wednesday,