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Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees,
1911-1919

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Athens, June 15th 1911

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met this afternoon at four o’clock in the Peabody Library Building, being called to order by chairman McDaniel. After prayer by Chancellor Barrow, Chairman McDaniel announced the presence of the new members of the Board, Messrs H.R. Goetchius, J. Lindsay Johnson, W.B. McCants and T.J. Shackleford.

 

Those Present

            On the call of the roll the following answered to their names, Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Burnett, White, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Shackelford & Conner. Excuses were rendered for absent members and they were accordingly excused.

 

Minutes

            Certain additional minutes recorded since the last annual meeting of the Board were read and approved.

 

Chancellor’s Report

            Chancellor Barrow read his report and also the report of Dean Snelling. Further reading of the report was dispensed with on motion and the reports of Chancellor Barrow, Dean Snelling and President Soule were referred to the proper committees.

 

Treasurer’s Report

            The report of the treasurer was made and referred to the auditing committee.

           

Prudential committee Minutes.

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved, except the sections referring to the changing of the salary year and the sale of certain apparatus in the Physics Department, which were referred to the Laws and Discipline committee and the Finance committee respectively.

 

Committees

 

            The committees were announced by the chairman as follows:

 

            Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson and White

 

            Finance – Simmons, White and Harris.

 

            Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor.

 

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Committees.

 

Brown Fund – McWhorter, Adams, Bennett.

 

Property – Gober, Newton, Hodgson

 

Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, Shackleford.

 

Auditing – Phinizy, Johnson and Thompson.

 

Laws & Discipline – Gober, Meldrim, Adams, Phinizy, Goetchius.

 

Time of Meeting

            The time of meeting of the Board was fixed as follows: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Branch College Reports

            Mr. Meldrim made the report of the Ga. Industrial College for Colored Youth, and Mr Harris presented the report of the State School of Technology. These reports were referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

P.S. Arkwright Claim

            Mr Howell moved the appointment of a committee of three to investigate the complaint of Mr. P.S. Arkwright that he had served as a tutor in the University a number of years since and had never been paid for his service, this committee to report to the Board Monday morning. Mr. Howell asked not to be named as the committee, Messrs Adams, McWhorter and Bennett.

 

            Mr. Newton and Mr. Conner asked to be excused from attendance tomorrow morning as they had to attend the meeting of the Agricultural College Trustees. The excuses were granted.

 

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

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Athens, June 16 1911

            The Board of Trustees met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Goetchius, Johnson, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants and Shackelford. Messrs. Conner and Newton, who had been excused to attend the session of the Agricultural College trustees, appeared later during the session.

 

            The minutes of the preceding session were read and approved.

 

Law Library Committee

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution to appoint a standing committee of three members of the Board to be known as the Committee on the Law Library, to have charge of the Expenditures of such money as the board may appropriate for this library. The resolution was referred to the committee on laws and discipline.

 

A.L. Loyd Petition

            The petition of Mr. A.L. Loyd, of the Law Class, relative to the conferring of the degree of B.L. on him, was referred to the committee on laws and discipline. Above resolution as to the admitting of students of advanced standing from other law schools.

 

Branch College Reports.

            Mr. Atkinson submitted the report of the Girls’ Normal and Industrial College which was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Lucy Cobb.  Inst. Proposition

            The proposition of the trustees of Lucy Cobb Institute to turn over the property of that institution to the University to be used as the woman’s department of this institution was referred to the committee on laws and discipline.

 

John Burroughs for Litt. D.

            Mr. Meldrim presented a communication from Prof. DeLoach proposing the name of John Burroughs for the Degree of Litt. D. this went over under the rules for one year.

 

            The Board then took recess until 4 p.m.

 

            On motion of Mr. Meldrim, the board having re-assembled,

 

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the report of the Laws and Discipline Committee, as made by Mr. Gober, was adopted as a whole. This report was as follows:

 

Laws & Discipline Committee Report

            The committee on Laws and Discipline, to which the matters hereinafter set forth have been referred, begs leave to submit the following report:

 

            The resolution introduced by Mr. Gober in reference to a new standing committee to be known as the “Committee on the Law Library.” has been considered and this committee recommend that the same be adopted in the following form:

 

Law Library Committee

            Resolved: That there shall be an additional standing committee of three members of this Board, to be appointed by the chair and known as the “Committee on the Law Library,” which committee shall have charge of the Expenditure of all money appropriated to the Law Library.

           

J.B. Wier Salary – Increase in salary begin Sept. 1st.

            That portion of the minutes of the Prudential Committee, in reference to the change of the salary year from June 1st to Sept 1st has been considered by the committee. In the opinion of the committee Mr. Wier was entitled to the $75 refunded by him, and we think this should be repaid him. We recommend that hereafter all increases of salary shall begin on Sept 1st, but that the fiscal year shall remain as it now is, to end on June 1st.

 

            In reference to the matter of the degree of M.A. in the Summer School, the committee report and recommend for adoption, the following resolution:

 

            Resolved, that the suggestion of the Chancellor be adopted, empowering the conferring of the Master’s Degree to women who may be graduates of the Summer School, under the terms and conditions as outlined in the requirements for the course prescribed for such degree. Provided, that care be taken under no circumstances shall the requirements for degree of Master of Arts

 

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in the Summer School be less than those required for the same degree in the University.

 

A.L. Loyd Degree

            We recommend that the petition of A.L. Loyd for a degree in the Law School be not granted. To grant this application would run counter to the plain provisions in reference to the granting of the Degree, and we do not think this Board ought to grant it.

 

            In the matter of the proposition made to the Board by the Trustees at Lucy Cobb Institute, your committee reports by resolution as follows:


Lucy Cobb Institute

            Resolved, that the Board is heartily in favor of offering to the girls of the state the same opportunities for the higher Education as are now offered to the boys; we are not in favor of co-education but we are in favor of the State offering the same facilities to our girls as to our boys.

 

            Resolved, that in view of our present financial condition, without regard to any other question, we cannot, at this time, recommend the acceptance of the proposition of the Trustees of the Lucy Cobb Institute, contained in the letter of Messrs. Cobb and Barrow to the chairman of the Prudential Committee, dated June 10, 1911.

 

Report of State Normal School.

            The report of the State Normal School was made by Mr. Shackelford. It was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Arkwright Claim.

            Mr. Adams reported on the claim of Mr. Arkwright that had been referred to a committee of which he was chairman. Mr. Gober added an amendment to the report that interest as well as principle of the claim be paid, which was accepted and the report as amended was adopted as follows:

 

            “The committee to which was referred the treatment of the claim of Mr. Preston S. Arkwright for compensation, when a fellow in the University of Georgia twenty years ago, beg leave to report as follows:

 

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            The correspondence submitted by Hon. Clark Howell, a member of this Board, shows that Mr. Arkwright was employed as a fellow, by the then Chancellor, that he served faithfully and acceptably for a year in this capacity, expecting and with the right to expect the correspondence indicated by the Chancellor ($250), that he was not paid any portion of this amount, and that Mr. Arkwright has had reason, under his understanding of the facts, to fell aggrieved.

           

Arkwright Claim

            We find that while the good faith of the Chancellor court be questioned, yet that the employment of Mr. Arkwright was unauthorized by the Board and that a majority of the Board, by action taken as far back as the session of 1891, felt constrained, probably because of the precedent involved, to decline to recognize the claim for compensation. In this action there was no repudiation of contract by the Board, because the Board had not made or authorized the making of the contract which Mr. Arkwright invoked in his claim. The Board found what was true, that the contract had not been made by it or with its concurrence, and therefore felt that it ought not to recognize its validity.

 

            Still your committee find that a mistake was made and that Mr. Arkwright ought not to have been made to suffer because of the error. Mr. Arkwright had been a very satisfactory student, rendered excellent services as a fellow, and his career in life has been honorable to himself & altogether creditable to his Alma Mater.

 

            We therefore recommend that the sum of $250 with lawful interest from the time it was payable be now tendered to Mr. Arkwright as the compensation due him for the service rendered and that the secretary of the Board send him a copy of this action.”

 

Changes in B.S. Curriculum.

            Chancellor Barrow presented the report of the Faculty as to changes made in the Bachelor of Science Degree

 

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curriculum, and the same was referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Law Library

            Mr Gober introduced a resolution that $500 be appropriated for the purchase of additional books for the law library, which was referred to the finance committee.

 

Demosthenian Hall Repairs

            The request of a committee from the Demosthenian Society to appear before the board to present a petition for repairs on the Society Hall, was referred to the property committee.

 

Littig & Co. Campus Pictures

            The proposition of W.T. Littig & Co. to furnish pictures of the University Campus was referred to the finance committee.

           

Gen. Educ. Board.

            Mr. McWhorter moved that a committee of three be named to prepare a suitable resolution thanking the General Education Board for its generous aid to the department of secondary education. This resolution was passed and the chairman named Messrs Simmons, Adams & Gober as the committee.

 

Leave of Absence Prof. R.P. Brooks

            Mr. Simmons moved that Prof. R.P. Brooks be granted one year’s leave of absence. Carried.

 

Deceased Members Messrs. Persons and Hamilton

            Mr. Newton moved that a page be set apart on the minutes on which shall be inscribed the name of Hon. Henry Persons, a deceased member of this board and that the same be done as to Hon. D.B. Hamilton, deceased, for many years a member of this Board. The motion was carried unanimously.

 

            Mr. Harris introduced the following resolution which was adopted unanimously:

 

Displaying Signs on Athletic Fields on Branch Colleges

            Resolved, that the resolution adopted by the Prudential Committee and confirmed by this Board concerning the displaying of signs of the Athletic field in intercollegiate games shall apply to all the Branch colleges and the physical directors of each Branch college shall see to the enforcement of the same.

 

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            An amendment by Mr Shackelford that a copy of this resolution be sent to the authorities of each branch college and that it be spread upon their minutes was adopted.

 

            Leave of absence was granted Mr. Meldrim.

 

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

Athens, Ga June 17, 1911

The Board met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Harris, Atkinson, McCants, Shackelford and Conner.

 

            The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved.

 

Property Committee Report

            Mr. Gober submitted a report of the property committee, which was referred to the finance committee.

 

Loyd Petition

            Mr. Thompson moved to reconsider the decision of the Board as to the petition of Mr. A.L. Loyd to be granted the Degree of B.L., in order that it might be re-committed to the committee on Laws and Discipline for further investigation. Carried.

 

Lucy Cobb Question Referred to Prudential Committee

            Mr. Gober moved to reconsider the action of the Board as to the proposition of the trustees of Lucy Cobb Institute in order that the question might be re-committed to the proper committee. Mr. Simmons moved to lay the motion of Mr. Gober on the table. The motion to table was lost and the motion to reconsider was carried. On motion of Mr. Gober this question was referred to the Prudential Committee and that committee was asked to report at the next annual meeting of the Board.

 

            Judge J.J. Strickland and Mr E.H. Dorsey appeared before the Board as a committee representing the

 

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ФΔθ Petition for lot on campus.

Phi Delta Theta fraternity, with a request that the Board set aside a lot upon which this fraternity might build a chapter house.

 

Chapter House Resolution

            The following resolution by Mr. Howell was adopted:

            Resolved, That the Prudential committee of this Board be authorized to investigate and report upon the proposition to set apart on the campus of the University a location on which fraternity chapter houses may be constructed under such conditions as may be legally authorized by this Board, said chapter houses to be located and grouped with regard to architectural effect and only at such places as may be authorized. Resolved, that this committee be requested to report upon such a place at its convenience.

 

Thanks to Gen. Educ. Board

            The following resolution of thanks to the General Education Board was reported by the Special Committee and adopted:

 

            “The Trustees of the University of Georgia having noted with gratification the rapid growth of the High Schools of this State, in efficiency, in attendance, & in buildings and equipment, as set forth in the report of Professor J.S. Stewart, for eight years Professor of Secondary Education in this University, deem it proper to forward, officially, a copy of this report to the General Education Board, through Dr. Wallace Buttrick, Secretary, an evidence of the success of the work so generously aided by the Board.

 

            “These Trustees express their cordial thanks to the General Education Board for the generous financial assistance which they have given to this work for Secondary Education, beginning in Georgia and now extended to numerous other states. Without the knowledge of the benefits which may have resulted

 

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from other gifts of the General Education Board, necessary for comparison, we can only say that if such benefits are commensurate with those arising from appropriations for Secondary Education, the Board has reason to congratulate itself on the wisdom of its giving.

 

            “The Trustees desire to express their appreciation of the courtesy and consideration shown by the Secretary, Dr Buttrick, in the intercourse which has arisen from their relation with the General Education Board.

 

            W.E. Simmons, Chrm.

            S.B. Adams

            Geo F. Gober.

 

Board of Visitors Report

The Board of Visitors at this time appeared before the Board and the report of that body was read by Dr. Joseph J. Bennett, the chairman. At its conclusion the Board took a recess of ten minutes in order that the members might meet the members of the visiting board.

 

Prof. C.M. Strahan’s Name Proposed For Honorary Degrees

            Prof. Charles M. Strahan was proposed for the honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by a number of the members of the Board and the nomination went over for one year under the rules.

           

Ga. Medical College

            Mr. Goetchius moved that the legislative committee be directed to prepare a bill for introduction in the general assembly of the state making the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Medical College Ex-officio a member of this Board. Carried.

 

            Mr. Phinizy introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

            “Whereas it is desirable in every way possible to extend the work and usefulness of each and every part of the University system of Georgia, and

 

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            “Whereas, owing to the widely scattered locations of these institutions and the great variety of this work. Throughout the state, it is necessary to weld more and more together this great system into an even greater whole for the future development of the state, therefore.

 

Resolution for advertising the University System

            “Be it resolved, That a special committee of three from this Board and one each from the other Boards of the schools and colleges of the University System be appointed whose duty shall be to prepare a series of three sent bulletins of the University system as a whole; that these shall be furnished as soon as issued to the members of the legislature, school commissioners, teachers and Board of Education in each county of the state, the press of the state and be available without expense to the public. That the sum of $250 be available for the necessary expenses of carrying out this resolution.”

           

Leave of Absence for Dr McPherson

            Mr. Gober moved that a year’s leave of absence be granted Dr. J.H.T. McPherson, provided that he provide through the Prudential Committee for the proper taking care of his Department during his absence. Carried.

 

Degree of Paul Kimsey

            On account of a recent bereavement in the family of Mr. Paul Kimsey, the rules were suspended and the Chancellor was authorized to confer the graduate degree he had earned upon him in private.

 

Excuses of Members

 

            Mr Harris was excused from attendance until Monday afternoon.

 

            Mr. Howell was excused until Monday afternoon.

 

            Mr. Thompson was excused until Monday morning.

 

            Mr. Johnson was excused until Monday afternoon.

 

Dr. J.J. Bennett.

            Mr. Bennett moved that the legislative committee ask Dr. J.J. Bennett to appear before the general assembly committee when the needs of the University are presented. Carried.

 

 

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The Board then adjourned until 4 P.M.

 

On re-assembling Mr. McCants was excused from attendance from 5 p.m. until Monday morning.

 

T.W. Reed Re-Elected as Sec. Treas. and Registrar.

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, T.W. Reed was re-elected secretary, treasurer & registrar for the term of three years, Mr. Simmons casting the vote of the Board.

 

Finance Com. Report.

            Mr Simmons reported for the finance committee and the report was adopted. [See book of reports]

 

Insurance Com. Report.

            Mr. Simmons submitted the report of the insurance committee which was adopted. [See book of reports]

 

Revision of Manual

            Mr. McWhorter reported for the committee on manual revision. Mr. Atkinson moved that the committee be authorized to codify the acts of the legislature touching the University and its branches except where the committee may deem it wise to publish them in full. Carried.

 

Bill for Chairs for Law Dept.

            A bill for chairs for the Law Department paid by Professor Green, was referred to the finance committee.

 

Expenses of Board of Visitors Report

            Mr. Simmons moved that an appropriation of five dollars be made for the expenses of the Board of Visitors in the preparation of their report. Carried.

 

Invitation to Rev. Henry Newton to Seat on Chapel Stage

            Mr Shackelford introduced the following resolution as to inviting Rev. Henry Newton, the oldest living graduate of the institution, to a seat on the stage, during the exercises of the University, which was unanimously carried:

 

            “Resolved, That the Rev. Henry Newton, the oldest living graduate of the University of Georgia, be invited to occupy a seat of honor on the stage in the Chapel to witness the exercises of the University during the present commencement. That this invitation be extended by the Secretary for the Board of Trustees.”

 

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Purchase of Bell or Clock

            Mr Adams moved that the question on the purchase of a bell for the University or the installation of a clock system be referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act. Carried.

 

Acts Codes and Digests of Georgia for the Library.

            Mr. McWhorter moved that a committee of three be named to secure a complete set of the Georgia Acts, Code, & Digests for the University, library and also a (sic) act for the library of each branch of the University, if possible, & if the law does not now provide for the furnishing of these books, to secure, if possible, legislation to that effect. Carried.

 

The chairman appointed on that committee Messrs McWhorter, Newton and Bennett.

 

Invitation to use buildings.

            Mr Newton offered the following resolution, which was passed:

            “Resolved, That the action of the Board in June 1909, relative to extending invitations to different bodies to use the chapel or other University buildings be printed on all bulletins and publications of the University.”

 

Sec. to Notify Branch Colleges.

            The secretary was instructed to transmit at all times in the future to the authorities of the branch colleges and of the State College of Agriculture a copy of any resolution or action of the Board that may affect the branch college.

 

N.E. Harris Recommended for LL.D.

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution conferring the degree of LL.D. on Hon. Nathaniel E. Harris, of Macon. The resolution was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

            The Board then adjourned until Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

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            The Board of Trustees met this morning, present and reporting later during the day Governor Brown Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Atkinson, McCants, Shackelford, Conner. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance Com. Report

            Mr Simmons made an additional report for the finance committee which was adopted. [See book of reports]

 

Report of Trustees of the College of Agriculture

            President Conner submitted the report of the trustees of the State College of Agriculture, which was sent to the committee on Laws & Discipline on motion of Mr. Newton.

 

Dr. Soule Invited to Address Board.

            On motion of Mr. McWhorter, Dr. Soule was invited to explain to the Board the three charts showing the Extension work of the State College of Agriculture.

 

            The Board adjourned to attend the exercises at the chapel.

 

Demosthenian Hall Repairs.

            On re-assembly Mr. Simmons moved that the property committee be given authority to provide for the repairing of the Demosthenian Hall if in their discretion they should think it best to provide for that work out of the fund set aside for repairs. Carried.

 

Prof. Sanford asks leave of absence

            Prof. S.V. Sanford asked leave of absence for the college year 1912-13, the request being presented by the Chancellor. It was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

           

Laws & Discipline Committee Report

            Mr. Gober submitted the following report of the Laws & Discipline Committee, which was adopted:     

 

            Your committee on Laws & Discipline beg leave to further submit reports in reference to the matters & things referred to it as hereinafter appears:

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            This Board for at least the last ten years has had endeavored to afford every facility for the teaching of English, and to this end, have furnished that department all the help necessary. In fact, in the last analysis, the main object of this University is the teaching of English. We are proud, as a Board of Trustees, at what has been accomplished in this Department, and as a proof of this we refer to the Declamation contest on Saturday night, which when compared with the showing made ten years ago, is a matter of congratulation.

 

S.M. Salyer Adjunct Professor

            It is asked that Prof Salyer in the Department be raised from the place of Instructor to that of Adjunct Professor. Your committee recommend that this change be made. It is a matter, however, that so far as the Election is concerned, will have to be passed upon by the Board by ballot.

 

Civ. Eng. Department & Road Work.

            As to the matter of assistant to Prof. Strahan in the Civil Engineering Department, with the idea of having a Department devoted to the subject of road building, we think this a splendid idea because of the public interest in this subject. We are convinced that a great deal of the road building in Georgia today which costs money is done with very little judgement and with very little knowledge of the proper way in which to do it. This work costs money and if we could assure the people of this state that trained men could be had here who thoroughly understand the subject, it would be a great step forward over existing conditions. We are met upon the thresh hold of consideration of this subject with the fact that we at this time have not the money to install this department. We respectfully suggest to the Board that it might be that an additional sum could be gotten from the Legislature to help

 

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us in this work. We have stated what we understand to be the facts and must leave the further termination of this matter to the Board. We recommend the plan if the financial status will permit it.

 

Research Work and Publication of Results.

            One great idea that has possessed almost every University in the country that confines to stand in the front rank, is the pursuing of research work in one or more great fields in which its patrons are especially interested. In Wisconsin it has been that of butter and cheese making, and we are told that one discovery in the research work has been with millions of dollars each year to the people of that state. This work should be pursued with us in every line in which our people are interested. The matter has been before the Board many times. One member of this Board recollects well a speech made by Dr White upon this subject in reference to cotton and its products when this Board was returning from the University of Wisconsin in 1908. The University is pursuing this work at this time and the Chancellor recommends that a small appropriation be made for the publication of bulletins giving out whatever information has been secured. As this will be but a small cost, we recommend that such appropriation be made.

 

School of Education

            As to the matter of the School of Education, your committee has had a conference with Dr. Woofter in reference to the present status. There was a committee appointed in 1908 to cooperate with the Peabody Board in reference to the Establishment of the School of Education, and a resolution was passed, pledging this Board to contribute $10,000 for the purpose of maintenance

 

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in the event the Peabody Board should give the sum of $50000 for a building. The committee of the Peabody Board, to whom this matter was referred, has determined to recommend to the general Peabody Board that it donate $40000 to the erection of a building, and the Prudential Committee, when the matter was presented to them, pledged the University to the carrying out of the resolution of 1908, whether the amount donated was $40000 or $50000. Your committee is of the opinion that this action of the Prudential Committee was proper and that this Board should still pledge itself to the carrying out of the resolution of 1908, whether the sum donated the Peabody Board is $40,000 or $50,000. It is hoped, so Dr Woofter informs us, the $50000 may still be secured. Gov. Elect Smith, who is a member of the Peabody Board, is of this opinion too, and he pledges himself to do whatever he can to secure it. In the presence of these facts your committee recommends that the Board adopt this resolution.

 

            Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, pledges itself to contribute $10,000 each year for the maintenance of the School of Education, provided the Peabody Board shall donate for the purpose of building the sum of $40,000 or $50,000, as they may determine.

 

            Your committee recommends further, that, in view of the fact that this fund will be available in November, that a building committee be appointed by the Board to consist of three members of the Board along with the Chancellor and Dr. Woofter, who, as has been assumed all the while, will be the Director of

 

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this school, to secure the plans and construct the building with the money available.

 

            As to the organization of the School, we refer this matter back to the Board. This can be done either through the Prudential Committee and the Chancellor, or by such other action as the Board may determine.

 

            As to the admission of law students to advanced standing we recommend that the Board act by resolution as follows:

           

Admission to Law School

            “Resolved, That students bringing proper certification of work and standing from approved law schools will be admitted without examination, provided they enter not later than the Senior year. In determining their position in the University Law School, however, the value of the work done at such law school, as will as the work offered for entrance to that School, will be measured by the University standard.

 

School of Commerce

            As to the School of Commerce, the committee is of the opinion that if it were possible to secure funds to establish this School, that it would be a great stroke of policy for the University. As we have advised, we have no funds available for such an undertaking and we report these facts to the Board.

 

Athletics

            As to the recommendation in reference to Athletics, we find here that we have no funds to make the Extension recommended by the Chancellor.

 

Denmark Hall Refrigerating Plant

            Our committee has had a conference with Prof. Snelling in reference to the refrigerating plant. There is no doubt that if his idea could be carried out this would be a great help to Denmark Hall, and would be of immense advantage to its operation, both from an economic and sanitary point of view. But this Board, as we advised, have no funds in hand to carry out this recommendation. The success of Denmark Hall

 

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must be attributed to the work of Prof. Snelling. For the past ten years he has worked early and late in caring for this arrangement, and this committee is of the opinion that whatever suggestions he has in carrying on this work is entitled to the most careful consideration of this Board.

 

C.A. Wells

            Your committee recommends that Mr. C.A. Wells be employed as recommended by the Chancellor.

 

Emergency Fund For Sick Students

            Your committee report upon the suggestion of the Chancellor in reference to the Emergency fund, that in their opinion, the matter should be left to his discretion in cases where students are sick and need help, and that he be empowered to make necessary expenditures in order to relieve urgent demands. To this end, that he shall have authority to draw from the Treasurer the needed funds.

 

Graduate Fee

            We recommend that the graduate fee be fixed at $15 – for each year, as recommend by the Chancellor.

 

Civ. Eng. Department & Good Roads.

            Mr. Shackelford introduced the following resolution, relative to the University’s connection with the good road work in Georgia:

 

            Resolved, That one of the most important matters touched upon by the Chancellor is that of Extension work that should be done by the Engineering Department of the University; that road building has reached that stage in Georgia when it needs intelligent direction and trained men, & that it should be a part of the University’s work to train road engineers for this most important work of the state, that the Engineering Department should be strengthened and encouraged to undertake this Extension work, and in this way carry the benefits of the University to al the people of the state; that the request made in Chancellor Barrow’s report be granted, and that an 

 

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assistant to Prof. CM Strahan be elected by this Board at a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per annum.

 

            On motion of Mr. Simmons the resolution was referred to the committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

            The Board then adjourned until the afternoon.

 

Law School Building

            Mr T.O. Marshall, Mr. E.V. Carter and Mr. E.V. Heath, as a committee from the Law School, appeared before the Board with a request that the Board endorse the movement that had been started by the Senior Class of the law school looking to the securing of a law building for the University. On motion of Mr. Johnson the matters was referred to the Laws & Discipline committee.

 

McPherson Coal Claim

            The claim of the coal purchases by the University last year was referred to the committee on finance.

            Mr. Gober, for the Laws and Discipline committee, reported the following substitute for the Shackelford resolution:

 

Civ. Eng. Dept. & Good Roads.

            “Resolved, That we favor the election of an assistant to Prof. Strahan for the special purpose recommended as soon as the funds are furnished by the legislature and that the legislative committee be requested to ask for the appropriation.

 

Shackelford Resolution Adopted.

            The substitute was lost by a vote of 8 to 4, and the original resolution by Mr. Shackelford, as recorded on page 855, was adopted.

 

A.L. Loyd Case

            Mr. Gober also reported for the laws and discipline committee the following resolution on the Loyd case:

            “The committee beg leave to adhere to their former report that the request of Mr. Loyd be not granted. On further investigation of the matter we find that the applicant had read laws in a

 

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lawyer’s office for eleven months instead of five months, but still this does not come within the twelve months rule. We further find from facts shown that the applicant stood the statutory examination on June 14th and his paper will shortly be passed upon by the Board of Examiners, and should he pass he would be fully entitled to practice.”

 

            Mr Thompson moved that Mr. Loyd be granted his degree. Mr Bennett amended the substitute of Mr. Thompson that the degree be granted, provided Mr. Loyd passes the state examination. The amendment as amended was then adopted.

 

            Mr. Howell read a letter from Mr. P.S. Arkwright, of Atlanta, in which he donated $600 to the University to become a part of the Brown Scholarship fund. Mr. Howell introduced the following resolution which was referred to the Brown Fund Committee to carry into effect:

 

P.S. Arkwright Fund.

            “Resolved, That the donation of Preston S. Arkwright of $600 to the Brown Scholarship Fund be accepted with expression of the cordial appreciation of this Board and that the committee on the Brown Fund be requested to so apply it that this donation and its increment shall be kept intact in a fund to be known as the Preston S. Arkwright Fund, the same to be applied in the same manner and under the same conditions as the Brown fund, with such modifications as the committee may so direct.”

 

Charbonnier Way.

            Mr Phinizy introduced the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:

            “Whereas the Board desires to show its appreciation and recognition of the loving care and service of Prof. L.H. Charbonnier, who during his connection

 

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with the University devoted many years of his life to the growth and development of the Campus, therefore,

            Be it resolved, That in the future the main driveway of the campus be hereafter known and named “Charbonnier Way.”

 

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

Athens, GA June 20, 1911

 

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Governor Brown and Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Atkinson, McCants, Shackelford, Conner.

 

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

 

            On motion of Mr. Gober it was decided to hear from Judge E.H. Callaway immediately after passing on matter relative to the conferring of degrees.

 

            On motion the degrees were conferred upon members of the graduating class, as recommended by the faculty, as follows:

Master of Arts.

Paul Kimsey

 

Bachelor of Arts

                                                George Lombard Kelly with honors

                                                Edwin Warren Morse [with honors]     

 

Reuben Winfield Allen,                         Paul Randolph Anderson,                     William Willis Anderson,          

Robert Stanford Arnold,                       Paul Lafayette Bartlett,              George Grady Blanton,

Pope Furman Brock,                Sam Brock,                              Joseph Emerson Brown,

Render Dallis,                           William Grimes Dancy,                         Tillou Henderson Forbes,

William Ellis Fort,                     James Holmes Foster,               Young Harris Fraser,

William Morris Happ,               Eustace Vivian Harris,               Richard Hutchings Johnston, William Solomon Jones,                Arthur Kenney Maddox,                       Joseph Hancock Marshburn, William Jonathan Northern,         

 

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Edgar Legare Pennington,                     John Rountree Powell,              Herman Ellis Riddell

Percy Morton Rubenstein                     James Jackson Slaton               Corbin Cox Small

Joseph Middle Solomons                      Olaf Johnson Tolnas                 Robert Battey Troutman,

William Conrad Turpin, Jr.        John Hugh Watson                   Fred Cooper Whelchel,

Boykin Cabell Wright

 

Bachelor of Science (General)

George Clifton Arnold              Lyman Floyd Buttolph              Pat Mell Cheney,

Roy Griffith,                              James Paul Jones,                                 Jacob Henry Lowrey

George Godolphin Osborne      Howell Benajah Peacock                      John Gordon Thurman,

Magnus Jacobson Witman                    William Garrard, Jr. as of the class of 1910.

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

Rufus Russell Martin                 Louis Otto Pfeiffer                    William Stevens Pottinger

Searey Bradfield Slack

 

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

Eugene Baker,                          Julian Howell Miller,                 Chester Horace McLemon,

Loy Edmund Rast,                    George Erskine Rice,                William Fred Whatley.

 

Bachelor of Law.

Henderson Lovelace Lanham, with honors.

 

Charles Olmstead Adams,                    Bishop Nettles Alsabrooks,      James Francis Broach,

Howell Brooke,                                    Edgar Vernon Carter                Walter Branham Cook

Walter Grover Cornett              Cicero Marion Dobbs               John Porter Fort, Jr.

Omer White Franklin,               William Robert Gignilliat,                       Evan Virgil Heath,

Malvern Hill, Jr.                                    Robert Carter Jenkins,              James Paul Jones,

Robert Grier Lumsden,             William Walter Mangum                       Thomas Oliver Marshall

James Daniel Palmer,                Millard Rewis                           John Adam Sibley

Roy McNaughton Strickland     Graham Wright.

 

Graduate in Pharmacy

John Hubert Ford,        Percy Morton Rubinstein

 

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LL.D. on Rev. W. McF. Alexander

            Mr. Adams reported for the committee on honorary degrees in favor of conferring the degree of LL.D. on Rev. W. McFaddin Alexander, of New Orleans, and the report of the committee was adopted.

 

LL.D. on Hon. N.E. Harris

            Mr. Adams presented the majority report of the committee that the degree of LL.D.  be conferred on Hon. Nathaniel E. Harris, of Macon for himself be also presented a minority report unfavorable to such action. The rules were suspended and this degree was ordered to be conferred.

 

Amer. Law Book Co. Authorized to Give Prize

            A resolution by Mr. McWhorter, authorizing the American Law Book Co. to give a prize in the law department was adopted.

 

Ga. Medical College

            Judge E.H. Callaway presented a copy of a bill that is to be introduced in the general assembly and asked the approval of the board. This bill provides for the re-organization of the Georgia Medical College and bringing it into closer touch with the University. It was referred to the committee on Laws and Discipline.

 

Brown Fund Com. Report.

            The report of the Brown Fund committee was made by Mr. McWhorter and was adopted.

 

Rev. M.L. Troutman Nominated for D.D.

            A resolution presenting the name of Rev. M.L. Troutman for the degree of D.D. was introduced and made the rules went over for one year.

 

McPherson Claim.

            An additional report of the finance committee, declining to pay the claim of Dr. McPherson as to the coal purchases of the University last year was adopted.

 

Dr. White’s Salary

            Mr. Phinizy moved to reconsider that part of the report of the finance committee that applies to the salary of Dr. H.C. White. Carried by a vote of 10 to 6. Mr. Phinizy moved that the salary of Dr. White under the action of the Board in 1910 be placed at the same amount this year as it was last year. This motion was carried by a vote of 11 to 3.

 

            Mr Simmons offered the following resolution

 

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which was carried.

 

Maximum salary of professors

            “Resolved, That until the maintenance fund of the University is sufficiently increased, the maximum salary of a professor shall be three thousand dollars.

 

            “Resolved, That the resolution shall not be construed to affect the present salary of Dr. White.”

 

Telegram from Dr. George Foster Peabody

            The secretary read the following telegram:

                                                                        Glen Falls, NY 6/19/11

Chancellor D.C. Barrow:

            Please convey to the members of the Board my greetings and real regret at my constrained absence from your meeting. I sent congratulations upon the results and earnestly hope that the legislature may realize its high obligations and make good its privilege of granting all the funds necessary to carry out the plans of the trustees. I hope the trustees will have large faith and plan largely, not doubting. I join with their sorrow for the loss of Messrs. Persons and Hamilton.

                                                                                    George Foster Peabody.

 

Arkwright Gift.

            The secretary read a letter from Mr P.S. Arkwright, relative to his recent donation. Mr. Thompson moved that all the letters and resolutions relative to the gift by Mr. Arkwright be placed upon the minutes. Carried. [These appear at the end of the minutes for this session page ___ (Blank space)]

 

Auditing Committee Report.

            The auditing committee, through Mr. Johnson, made its report which was adopted. [See Book of Reports]

            Mr. Simmons moved that $40 be appropriated to T.W. Reed for the auditing of the books of the late Treasurer, Mr. A.L. Hull Carried.

 

Property Committee Report.

            The property committee submitted its report through Mr. Gober and it was adopted. [See Book of Reports.]

            A letter from Mrs. M.A. Lipscomb to the president of the board was read. It asked for the

 

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appointment of a committee to advise with the ladies who are endearing to raise a sum of money with which to erect an infirmary on the University Campus. The Prudential Committee and the Chancellor, on motion of Mr. Burnett, were named as this committee.

 

            Mr. Gober, for the Laws and Discipline Committee, reported as follows & the report was adopted.

            Your committee on Laws and Discipline, to which the matter of the Medical College at Augusta was referred, have considered the matter presented by the bill proposed by Judge Callaway and the showing it made before the Board thereon. The Medical College is certainly necessary and the facilities should be furnished by the State. To do otherwise is to leave the matter in the hands of private interests which can never afford facilities having the same scope and standing as that of the State. In 1873 there was a contract between the Trustees of the University of Georgia and the Medical College at Augusta looking to the making of that institution a branch of the University of Georgia. The members of the Board remember this having been brought before the Board some two years ago, at which time the authorities of the College at Augusta came before the Board and assured the Board of what they proposed to do to carry out the contract with this Board & to assure their good faith. Judge Callaway, who is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Augusta Medical College, stated before the Board this morning that they secured a lease for an hundred years upon forty-five acres of land, centrally located in Augusta. Upon it is a building that cost about $75,000, which could be made suitable for use as a college building. Also that the city of Augusta had

 

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made a contract with the Trustees of the College whereby the city was to pay rental on this land which amounts to $5000, and contribute another $5000 to the college. Also that $45,000 had been subscribed by the citizens of Augusta to Equip the building with proper appliances and furniture and make the needed changes. Also that the city of Augusta had agreed to break all its hospitals upon this tract of land and had made a contract with the College whereby the College would undertake, for a remunerative consideration, to look after the poor of the city that could not be placed in the hospital. This statement coming from Judge Callaway, when compared with the conditions two years ago, is certainly a source of great gratifications to your committee, one of whom visited Augusta as a committee from this board when the other matter was up.

 

Ga. Medical College

            This Medical College there has done immense good in Georgia and the South. It numbers among its faculty some of the best physicians and surgeons in the entire country. And now when the city of Augusta and this school, together with the many good men who are backing it, came forward and propose to do their part in the establishment of such a medical department of the University as she ought to have, your committee considers it a matter of congratulation for the Board of Trustees. We recommend that the legislative committee take up the bill presented by Judge Callaway and ask the legislative to pass it. We have no suggestions to make in reference to it as written; we think it is drawn upon the lines that all other bills of establishing branch colleges have been drawn and based, and think that it

 

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is admirable in every way. We would suggest, however that there be a section put in whereas it is distinctly stated that the Trustees of the University of Georgia shall not be responsible for any financial obligation of that medical College and shall not be called upon to furnish funds to meet any of its obligations or expenses. We state further, that by reference to the contract July 5th, 1873, made between the College and the Trustees of the University, it will be found that it has therein a clause as follows.

 

            “Act VI – An act of the legislature may be applied for to sanction the change of name, its union with the University, on the terms above stated, and such other changes as may be necessary.”

 

            And your Committee is of the opinion that in presenting this bill the Trustees of the Medical College are only doing what they had a right to do under previous contract with this Board of Trustees.

 

            Mr. Gober also submitted the following report of the Laws and Discipline Committee, which was adopted:

 

Board of Visitors Report

The report of the Board of Visitors was referred by the Board to this committee. We wish to express our appreciation of this report; it is not the work of logomachists, dealing in abstract academic, but it is the work of men thoroughly abreast of the times, who are interested in the great cause of higher Education for which the Universities stand, and who have Exhibited a thorough grasp of the conditions with which we have to deal. This report was read to the Board and each member is doubtless conversant with what it contains. It is thoroughly practical in its recommendations and is in keeping with the needs and interests of the University. Your committee recommend that this report be printed and placed before the members of

 

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the legislature, since, in our opinion, there could be no better presentation of the needs of the University

 

Leave of Absence Prof. Sanford

            The application for leave of absence of Prof Sanford for 1912-13, that is, to begin at the next commencement for a year, has been referred to this committee by the Board. Prof. Sanford is a hardworking member of the faculty who has done good work and accomplished much since he came to the University. This Board passed a rule to the effect that no member of the Faculty should have leave of absence and draw pay except in case of incapacity to the Extent of inability to perform his duties. Whilst this rule has been of force; there have been leaves of absence granted. Prof. Patterson was allowed a leave of absence, and this Board at this time has granted a leave of absence to Professor McPherson for a year, and also to Prof. Brooks. At one time, we are informed, this matter of leave of absence came to be a serious matter with the Board, hence the passage of the rule referred to. Since then the University has Extended; it has a great many more professors; its usefulness is much greater and there is upon this Board the obligation of putting it in the power of its faculty to keep abreast of the times. There are four professors Employed in the Department of English and there would be three remaining if Prof. Sanford should have this leave. He tells your committee that he can arrange to have his work performed and that it is his desire, at his age and before he is older, to pass one year in a German University, and that he will obligate himself that when he returns not to resign his position here. Prof. Sanford comes from a family of teachers;

 

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his grandfather was for a long while professor of Mathematics in Mercer University, and he himself has gone through the various gradations of school work in our state, having been first a teacher, then a principal, & then a superintendent of city schools: then he came to the University and started here as an instructor, was raised to adjunct professor and at this time is junior professor in the Department of English. Your committee calls the attention of the Board to the wonderful improvement that has been made in the English Department since he and Prof. Park took hold of it. Mr. Sanford has not only done his part of this work but he has been at the head of the Athletic Department of the University, being Athletic Director; he has made good in his work in this respect this year, the team of the University having won the championship of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Prof. Sanford has had quite a long connection with the University. No man that has had any duties in connection with the University has worked harder than he has and it is not strange that he should ask to be relieved for a while for the reasons assigned. We report these facts back to the Board and it is, of course, for it to say what it shall do in the matter. [In adopting this section of the report, the leave of absence asked for by Prof. Sanford was granted.]

 

Law Building

            In reference to the application of the law students about a building for the Law Department and the plan presented to this Board, which matter was referred to this committee, we endorse so much of the plan as contemplates raising by the alumni of the Law Department $25,000, and after this sum is raised seeking aid from the legislature. In the judgement of the Committee it would be a fine thing

 

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to have the Law Building contemplated on the campus.

 

Fee For Agricultural Society – Exemption of Agricultural Students From Fees

            The Committee recommend that the petition of the President and Secretary of the Agricultural Society asking that any student of the University who desires to have his society fee paid by the Registrar to the Treasurer of the Agriculture Society be granted. A student making this application shall not be deprived of the privilege of the Literary Society provided he shall pay fees to that society, in addition to those paid to the Agricultural Society. This Board acquiesces in the request of the Agriculture Club in reference to the matter of fees.

 

Thanks to Mr. Simmons & Finance Com.

            A resolution was introduced by Mr. Howell expressing the thanks of the Board of Mr. Simmons, chairman, and the members of the finance committee for their faithful work, was passed unanimously by a rising vote. Mr Simmons spoke briefly in appreciation of this vote.

 

Paintings on Chapel Stage

            The question of allowing Miss Stanton the right to Exhibit a painting of General Howell Cobb on the Chapel stage tomorrow was left to the discretion of the Chancellor.

           

Thanks to Chairman McDaniel

            Mr. Gober moved that a vote of thanks be tendered the chairman for his eminent fairness and justice during his long service as presiding officer of the Board. Carried by a rising vote. Chairman McDaniel responded in a feeling manner.

 

Water Main on Campus

            Mr. Shackelford called the attention of the Board to the need of a water main through the campus, as suggested to him by the chief of the Athens Fire Department. On motion of Messrs. Bower and Atkinson this was referred to the Prudential Committee to report at the next meeting of the Board.

 

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Adjournment

Mr Bennett moved that when the Board adjourns, it do so to meet again in Atlanta some time during the session of the legislative, the date of the meeting to be fixed by the chairman. Carried.

 

Paintings in Library Bldg.

            Mr Johnson moved that the property committee investigate the condition of the oil paintings and other pictures in the basement of the library building and that if it is necessary to remove them to preserve them, to recommend some place to which they can be moved. Carried.

 

            The Board adjourned until tomorrow at 9:30 AM.

           

Athens, Ga. June 21, 1911

The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock. Present Governor Brown, Messrs McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Harris, Atkinson, McCants, Shackelford & Conner.

 

            The minutes of the preceding meeting were read & confirmed.

 

Committee Under Phinizy Resolution

            Chairman McDaniel announced the committee under the Phinizy Publicity resolution (page 847) as follows: Phinizy, Howell, Newton, McCants, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, Shackelford.

 

Law Library Committee

            He also announced the Law Library committee as follows: Gober, McWhorter, Simmons.

 

H.R. Goetchius Trustee G.N. & I Coll.

            He also announced the appointment of Mr. Goetchius as ex-officio trustee of Girls’ Normal and Industrial College in the place of Hon. David B. Hamilton, deceased.

 

School of Education Committee

            He also announced the committee provides for under the action of the Board as to the School of Education (Page 853) as follows: Chancellor Barrow, Chairman, Messrs. Gober, Adams & Hodgson, of this Board, & Prof T.J. Woofter

 

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            Mr. Gober, for the property committee, reported the following resolution, which was adopted.

 

Pictures in Library

            The property committee to whom was referred the matter of the paintings and pictures now in the basement of the Library Building, recommend that those paintings and pictures be hung upstairs on top of or above the book cases and upon inside walls as far as possible, and that the librarian be so instructed and directed.

 

Rev. W.N. Ainsworth Nominated For D.D.

            Rev. W.N. Ainsworth was recommended for the degree of D.D. by Messrs. Adams & Howell and the nomination under the rules went over for one year.

           

Invitation to Dr. Henry S. Pritchett

            Mr Gober introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

            “Resolved, That an invitation be extended by the Chancellor in the name of the Board of Trustees to Dr. Henry S. Pritchett, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of Teaching, to visit the University of Georgia.”

 

Branch College Com. Report

            Mr. Atkinson made the report of the committee on Branch Colleges, which was adopted (See Book of Reports.)

 

Portrait of Hon J.E. Brown

            Mr. Howell moved that the portrait of Hon. Joseph E. Brown be hung in the main room of the library. Carried.

 

            Mr. Thompson brought up the matter of the payment of the cost of paving done by the city of Athens alongside the property of the University. This was referred to the legislative committee.

 

Football Resolution Tabled

            The resolution of Mr. Bennett Extending the action of the Board as to publicity football games between college and “Prep” teams so as to make it apply also to the branch colleges of the University system was tabled.

 

Mr Harris’ Remarks

            Mr Harris expressed his appreciation of the action of the Board in conferring upon him the degree of LL.D.

 

Adjournment

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

 

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Correspondence Relative to

Preston S. Arkwright Fund.

 

Incorporated in minutes under resolution of the Board, (Page 861)

            The evidence substantiate claim of Mr. Arkwright for compensation as follows in the University in 1891 upon which the Special Committee made its finding, was returned to Mr. Howell and by him returned to Mr. Arkwright.

 

            The report of the special committee in regard to this claim, which was adopted, is recorded on p.p. 841-842.

 

The following letter from Mr. Arkwright:

Atlanta, Ga. June 19 – 1911

T.W. Reed, Esq., Treasurer,

University of Georgia

            Athens, Ga.,

 

Dear Sir:

            Enclosed herewith I send you Cashier’s check of the Third National Bank of Atlanta to your order as Treasurer for $600.

 

            I desire to have this amount added to the Joe Brown Scholarship Fund of the University of Georgia for the aid of students in need of financial assistance, to be administered by the Trustees of the University of Georgia in such manner & upon such terms as they in their discretion deep proper. I do not desire to have any separate scholarship established with this contribution, but I wish it to be added to and become a part of the Joe Brown Scholarship Fund.

 

            This represents the first money I ever earned by my own services, and it was earned through employment furnished me by the University of Georgia. I, therefore, particularly want to use it for some good purpose, and I know of none better than to have it devoted

 

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to the aid of men seeking an education.

 

            Yours sincerely

            P.S. Arkwright

 

The resolution accepting this gift is recorded in page 857

 

The following letter from Mr. Arkwright:

            Atlanta, Ga June 19, 1911

 

T.W. Reed, Esq., Secretary,

            University of Georgia

            Athens, Ga.

 

Dear sir:

            Please accept my thanks for your letter of June 16th, enclosing copy of resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia and check to my order for $600, in payment of service as Fellow of Modern Languages at the University of Georgia during the college year of 1890-1891.

 

            I am very much gratified, because I have felt that an injustice had been done me, and it is a satisfaction to have the same corrected.

 

            In making payment at this time, of course the Trustees were under no legal obligations whatever to do so, as any obligation that may have at one time existed, has long since passed out of date.

 

            I trust the Board of Trustees understood that I was making no claim against the University in this matter. When the payment was first refused twenty years ago would have been the time to have made a claim if I had been disposed to do so, but I could not then and have not been able since to get my consent to assert a claim of any kind against the University of Georgia. The matter was brought up on this occasion by Hon.

 

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Clark Howell, in which I related the circumstances of the matter to him and he felt that the Board of Trustees, if they knew the facts, would not wish to allow the matter to stand as it was. He, therefore, took up the matter with the Board on his own motion.

 

            The services performed for which payment is now made constitute the first work I had ever done with the Expectation of financial compensation, and the check which you have sent me, therefore, represents the first money I ever earned. You can understand, therefore, how much pleasure it gives me to receive it.

 

            Will you please express to the Board of Trustees my appreciation of their action in this matter?

 

            With kindest regards,

            Sincerely Yours,

            P.S. Arkwright

 

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David Blount Hamilton

 

Born in Hamilton, Ga.

July 30, 1834

 

Died in Rome, Ga.

Jan. 30, 1911.

 

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Joseph Henry Persons

 

Born in Monroe County, Ga.

Jan. 30, 1834

 

Died in Talbotton, Ga.

June 17, 1910

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            The Board of Trustees met today in called session in the State Library at the capitol, present Messrs. McDaniel, Harris, Conner, Adams, Goetchius, McCants, McWhorter, Simmons, Gober, Bennett, Thompson, Newton and Atkinson.

 

            Mr. White sent an excuse for absence and on motion he was excused.

 

Presenting Claims to Legislature

            Mr. Gober moved that Mr. Simmons, chairman of the Finance Committee, and the Chancellor, present the claims of the General Board to the Committee on appropriations. Carried.

 

Ga. Industrial College and Land Purchase

            Mr Adams moved that a committee on three be appointed to draft a bill to be submitted to the legislature, in which permission shall be asked that the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth be allowed to use the $5000 or so much as may be necessary for the purchase of additional land rather than for a heating plant as originally intended. Carried.

 

Secretary & Treasurer allowed per diem & mileage

            Mr. Simmons moved that whenever the secretary and treasurer attend meetings of the Board held outside the city of Athens he be paid the same per diem and mileage as paid the members of the Board. Carried.

 

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

 

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Election of John C. Koch Adj. Prof Civ. Eng.

            Mr. John C. Koch was elected adjunct professor of civil engineering, the question having been submitted to a referendum vote and a majority of the members having voted affirmatively. The salary as fixed by the Board at the last annual meeting is $1500 per annum.

 

            T.W. Reed, Sec.

 

Jan. 22, 1912.

The following resolution was adopted by a referendum vote of the Board of Trustees, a majority of that body voting in the affirmative:

Confirming Taking Out Of Ordnance Bond

            “To confirm the action of the Prudential Committee of the University of Georgia, taken Nov. 10, 1911, authorizing the Chancellor to take out a bond in the sum of thirty thousand dollars: for government ordinance in possession of the University of Georgia and that yet to be secured and to take up the old bonds.”

 

Feb. 21, 1912

Ex-Officio Trustees of Ga. Medical College

Pursuant to the provisions of the Act of August 5, 1910 of the subject of Boards of Trustees for Branch Colleges of the University of Georgia, and of the Act of August 1, 1911 for the re-organization of the Medical College of Georgia as a branch of the University of Georgia, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia hereby designates the following trustees of the University as Ex-officio members of the Board of Directors of said Medical College, viz., Messrs. Bowden, Phinizy, Harry Hodgson, and John Newton, for the term of two years respectively and until their successors are designated & qualified, who will be notified accordingly by the Secretary.

 

            Henry D. McDaniel,

            Chairman Board of Trustees

            University of Georgia.

 

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Atlanta, Ga. March 6, 1912

            The Board of Trustees met in called session in the library at the State Capitol this morning at 10 o’clock, present Chairman McDonald, & Messrs. Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Bennett, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, McCants, Shackleford, and Conner. Excuses were rendered by Governor Brown, Mr. Hughes, Mr Bower, Mr Bacon, & Mr. Peabody & were accepted.

 

Teacher in Psychology

            The Prudential committee was authorized to confirm such nomination as may be made by the Chancellor to the position of teacher in psychology.

 

Denmark Bequest

            Mr. Adams brought to the attention of the Board the fact that Mrs. Denmark, widow of the late B.A. Denmark, has taken the position that his bequest to the Trustees of the University is invalid.

 

Resolution as to Denmark Litigation

            Mr. Simmons offered a resolution on the subject and Mr. McWhorter a substitute. Mr Simmons withdrew his resolution and the substitute became the main motion. The motion by Mr. McWhorter was as follows:

            “Resolved, That this Board in the discharge of its sense of duty shall sustain in all its essentials the will of B.A. Denmark and if litigation ensues the question of a settlement affecting the bequest to the Trustees of the University of Georgia shall be hereafter considered and determined.”

 

            Mr. Shackelford offered the following amendment, which was accepted by Mr. McWhorter & became a part of the motion: “That in the event of litigation Messrs. Meldrim, Simmons & Harris represent this Board and report back to the Board their conclusions and recommendations.”

 

            The motion of Mr. McWhorter, amended, was then passed by a vote of 10 to 3.

 

            The Board then adjourned, subject to the call of the chairman.

 

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Judge Gober named as Counsel

On account of the appointment of Hon. N.E. Harris to a position on the Superior Court bench, Judge G.F. Gober is appointed to his place as a member of the committee named March 6th 1912 to represent this Board in the matter of the Denmark will case.

            H.D. McDaniel, Chairman

            T.W. Reed, Sec.

 

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June 13, 1912

Attendance

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in annual session this afternoon at four o’clock in the Peabody Library Building, being called to order by the chairman, Hon. Henry D. McDaniel. After prayer by Chancellor Barrow, the roll was called there being present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Shackelford and Conner.

 

Excuses

            Messrs Bacon, Peabody, Thompson and Callaway offered excuses for not attending, either by letter or telegram. The excuses of Messrs Callaway and Thompson were accepted. It was pointed out that it would do no good to accept the excuses of Messrs. Bacon and Peabody, as the present session of the Board was the third consecutive session at which they had been absent and under the law of the state unless they attended during the present session it would be the duty of the Board to notify the governor that their offices had become vacant.

 

Telegrams to Absentees

            On motion of Mr. Adams the Chairman was directed to send a telegram to Messrs. Bacon, Peabody and Hughes, notifying them of this fact and that unless they attended before this session had come to a close it would be mandatory to notify the governor that their offices had become vacant.

 

Information asked by agricultural college trustees

            President Conner of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture stated that his board wished information from the general board as to the relations of the State College of Agriculture to the Agricultural High Schools and also to the State Experiment station and the duties of the State College towards those institutions. Dr. LG Hardman, chairman of the Executive Committee of the

 

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Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture addressed the Board on the same line. At the suggestion of Mr. Meldrim, Dr. Hardman put in writing the questions he wanted answered by this Board and the same were on motion of Mr. Gober referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Minutes

            The minutes of the called meetings of the Board since the last annual session were read and confirmed. The action of the chairman in naming Mr. Gober as a member of the committee representing the Board in the Denmark will case was confirmed.

 

Presidential Committee Minutes

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read. They were on motion of Mr. Gober confirmed, except as to those portions where recommendations were made and those portions were referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline together with that part relative to Exempting ministerial students from payment of matriculation fees.

 

            The following committees were named by the chairman:

           

Committees

 

            Finance – Simmons, White, Callaway.

 

            Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor.

 

            Brown Fund – McWhorter, Bennett, White.

 

            Property – Gober, Newton, Hodgson.

 

            Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, Shackelford.

 

            Auditing – Johnson, Bower, Thompson.

 

            Laws & Discipline – Meldrim, Phinizy, Gober, Adams, Goetchius.

 

            Branch Colleges – Harris, Shackelford, Atkinson, McCants.

 

            Invitation – Bower, Bennett, Hodgson, Goetchius.

 

            Legislative – Gober, Simmons, Bennett, Howell, Thompson, Goetchius, Callaway.

 

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Chancellor’s Report

            Chancellor Barrow then read his report to the Board, and on motion of Mr. Simmons, amended by Mr. Harris, it was referred to the appropriate committees, the administrative portions to the committee on Laws & Discipline and the other parts to the committee on Finance.

 

President Soule Asked to Address Board

            On motion of Mr. Howell, the Chancellor was requested to invite President Soule to address the Board on the subject of the work of the State College of Agriculture. Mr. Johnson moved that this address be either tomorrow or next day, & Mr. Conner offered as a substitute that it be on the same day that the report of the president of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture is read to this Board, The substitute prevailed.

 

Time of Meeting.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the time of meeting was fixed as follows: 9:30 A.M. to 1.P.M. and 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

 

Harold Thompson Petition

            Chancellor Barrow presented the request of Mr. Harold Thompson, a member of the Senior class, asking that his degree be conferred on him in his absence, as he was obliged to be out of the city to appear before a committee of the U.S. army, passing on his application for a position in the service. The request of Mr. Thompson was on motion of Mr. Hodgson granted and authority given for conferring the degree in his absence.

 

Demosthenian Diplomas

            Chancellor Barrow presented the request of the Demosthenian Society that the Society be allowed to confer on certain of its members the diplomas of the society, from the chapel stage Tuesday afternoon of commencement week each year. On motion of Mr. Adams this was allowed.

 

Leave of Absence

            Mr. Conner asked leave of absence for himself & Mr. Johnson for tomorrow afternoon. Granted.

 

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Peabody Contracts

            The contracts between the University of Georgia and the Peabody Board of Trust relative to the School of Education were referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline

 

C. of Ga. Rwy. Agreement

            The agreement to be signed between the University of Georgia and the Central of Georgia Railway Co. as to use of right of way of that company under a tenancy at will was referred to the President of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture for investigation before being passed on by the Board.

 

Ga. Indust. College Report.

            The report of the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth was made by President Meldrim of the Board of Trustees of that institution and was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            The Board then adjourned until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

 

June 14, 1912

 

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Shackelford, Conner.

 

            The minutes of the preceding session were read and confirmed.

 

T.L. Aderhold Petition

            The petition of T.L. Aderhold to have his law degree conferred upon him at the conclusion of the fall term of 1912 was granted, it being endorsed by the Dean of the Law School and by the Chancellor.

 

            A recess was taken for committee work.

 

Laws & Discipline Committee

            The report of the Committee on Laws and Discipline was made by Mr. Meldrim & was adopted. It was as follows:

 

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Mr Chairman

            Your committee on Laws & Discipline reports that:

 

Ministerial Students

  1. The action of the Prudential Committee (page 11 of the minutes of said committee) providing that “any student entering the University for the purpose of preparing for the ministry shall be excused from payment of the usual matriculation fee” be and the same is hereby disapproved.

 

Portraits of Chancellors.

  1. The action of the Prudential committee (page 114) in relation to portraits of former presidents and chancellor is approved.

 

Purchase of Spectacles

  1. The suggestion of purchase of spectacles belonging to former President Brown is not approved.

 

Use of Seal by Middle Ga. Mil. Agric. College

  1. The request of the Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College at Milledgeville (Page 122) to use the seal of the University on the publications of said college be granted, provided the use of the seal on the particular publications on which it is sought to be used be first referred to and approved by the Chancellor.

 

Registrar a Member of Faculty

  1. The suggestion (page 122) for the Registrar to be a member of the Faculty is approved.

 

  1. The recommendation of the Chancellor numbered one to seven, both inclusive, be approved.

 

Dr. R.S. Pond
            no. 1. – Deals with making Dr. R.S. Pond adjunct professor of mathematics.

 

Tutor in Math

            no. 2. – adds a tutor to the same department

 

Fellow in Chemistry

            no. 3. – provides for the appointment of a fellow in Chemistry.

 

Fellow in Biology

            no. 4. – provides for the appointment of a fellow in Biology.

 

Inst. in Physics Salary

            no. 5. - that the salary of Instructor in Physics shall be $1200.

 

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Instructor in Romance Lang.

            no. 6. – that the tutor in Romance Languages be Instructor at a salary of $1000.

 

Assoc. Professor Brooks

            no. 7. – that Adjunct Professor R.P. Brooks be advanced  to the rank of Associate Professor.

 

Sinking Fund

            That the sum of $1000 be set aside annually as a sinking fund to pay back in part the State Obligation transferred to the McCoy fund.

 

            That the appropriations of last year be continued for the coming year with the following increase:

 

Increases in Appropriations

  1. Chemical Laboratory                                              $500.00
  2. Civ. Engineering Road Extension                 1000.00
  3. Civ. Engineering – purchase of transit.                       300.00
  4. Biology – increase of apparatus                     150.00
  5. Pharmacy, equipping laboratory                    450.00
  6. Elect. Engineering, for apparatus,                  250.00

 

Equipment Education Building

            That $5000 be appropriated for equipment of building for school of Education

 

Water Mains

            That $2500 be appropriated for water mains.

 

Graduate Work

            That $300 be appropriated to encourage and aid graduate work.

 

            All appropriations subject to the action of the finance committee.

 

Peabody Fund Donation

            That the donation of $40000 by the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund to this University be appropriately acknowledged by the chairman of the Board and that the agreement and receipt submitted by the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund be Executed by the Chairman of this Board, and attested by its secretary under the seal of the University.

 

            Respectfully submitted,

            P.W. Meldrim, Chairman

 

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Law Library

            Mr. Gober introduced on resolution to appropriate one thousand dollars to the law library. Referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Branch College Reports

            Mr. Harris for the committee on Branch Colleges reported as to the report of the Ga. Industrial College and the report was adopted [See book of Reports]

 

            Mr. McWhorter moved that the Committee on Branch Colleges in conjunction with the Chancellor formulate uniform rules for report from the Branch Colleges to be made to this Board through the Chancellor. Carried.

 

Recommendations of Pres. Soule

            On motion of Mr. Howell the printed recommendations of Dr. Soule were referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee to aid them in formulating their answers to the questions asked by the trustees of the State College of Agriculture as to the relations between that institution and the District high schools and the State Experiment Station.

 

            The Board adjourned until afternoon

 

Law Students ask hearing

            A committee of law students asked the privilege of appearing before the Board to discuss the question of a law building. The time was fixed for immediately after hearing from the Board of Visitors Saturday.

 

Nominations of Dr. Emerson & Prof. Coon for Degree

            Mr. Gober presented the resolutions passed by the trustees of the Ga. School of Technology asking the University to confer upon Prof. J.S. Coon and Prof. W.H. Emerson, the degree of Doctor of Science. Referred to committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

            Mr Meldrim reported the following supplemental report of the Law & Discipline Committee, which was adopted:

 

  1. That the rules for the Government of the Trustees found on Page 114 of the manual of the University of Georgia be amended by adding

 

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Change in Manual as to Honorary Degrees Committee

after the word “degrees” in sub section “d” on page 114, the following words “and Graduate Work,” so that the standing committee formerly known as the “committee on Honorary Degrees” shall be known as “Committee on Honorary Degrees and Graduate Work.”

 

Condemnation of Certain Lots

  1. That the matter in the Chancellor’s Report on page 9, in reference to the Prudential Committee with direction to use every reasonable effort by direct purchase on arbitration or otherwise to acquire said lots, and in the event the lots cannot be so acquired, then that the matter be transmitted by the Prudential Committee to the Committee on Legislation, with the facts and evidence obtained by the Prudential Committee, with a statement of the action of the Prudential Committee, if any has been taken in this behalf, and it shall be the duty of the Committee on Legislation to prepare and cause to be introduced a bill in the next legislature for the purpose of condemning the said three lots and any other property that may be necessary for the use of the University, so as to vest the title in the Trustees of the University of Georgia.

 

Telegram from Mr. Peabody

            A telegram for Mr. Peabody was read in which he again expressed regrets at not being able to attend this session of the Board.

 

Res. of Board on Telegram

            Mr. Phinizy moved that it be expressed as the sense of the Board that the proper steps be taken to have the state law amended so as to be able to retain Mr. Peabody as a member of the Board. Carried.

 

            On motion of Mr. Bennett this matter was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

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Honorary Degrees        M.L. Troutman             C.M. Strahan   W.H. Emerson             J.S. Coon

 

            The committee on Honorary degrees made the following recommendations which were adopted:

 

            Degree of D.D. for Rev. M.L. Troutman

 

            Degree of Doctor of Science of Prof. Chas. M. Strahan. of the University of Georgia,

and Professor John Sayler Coon and W .H. Emerson of the Ga School of Technology.

 

Finance Committee Report

            Mr Simmons presented the report of the Finance Committee which was adopted [See Book of Reports.]

 

School of Technical Report

            Mr. Harris reported for the Ga. School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Honorary Degree for Gov. J.M. Brown

            Mr. Gober moved to suspend the rules and confer the degree of LL.D. on Governor Joseph M. Brown. Mr. McWhorter moved to refer the matter to the committee on Honorary Degrees, which motion prevailed.

 

            The committee on Honorary Degrees reported unanimously in favor of conferring the degree and on motion of the committee the rules were suspended and the degree was authorized.

 

            Mr. Shackelford offered the following resolution us to Branch Colleges and the University, looking to closer relations between them, which was on motion of Mr. Simmons referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Shackelford Resolution on Branch Colleges

            Whereas under the new organization of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, the Various Branch Colleges have representation on this Board through their respective presidents on chairman of said boards, with all the rights and privileges of other members, and

 

            Whereas the Board has three representatives on the Board of Trustees of each of the Branch

 

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Colleges with full powers, and

 

            Whereas, complete reports of the conditions & needs of all the Branch Colleges are now made annually to this, the general board, which in addition has knowledge of all of said Branches Colleges through membership on said boards, and

 

            Whereas, it is very important that the University system be maintained, & the union between the University and all its branches be strengthened, therefore,

 

            Be it Resolved, That the President or Chairman, as the case may be, of Each of the Branch Colleges shall at the annual meeting of this Board make a full report of the conditions of the various colleges, setting forth also the needs and a budget showing what appropriations are necessary for support and maintenance, and also special appropriations for buildings, repairs, etc that the Board shall upon full consideration of these reports make up a budget or appropriation sheet for the University of Georgia and all of its branches having representation on this Board, which shall be submitted each year to the Legislature by this Board and the Chancellor, together with the heads of said colleges.

 

To pay T.F. Green $84

            Mr. Gober offered a resolution that T.F. Green be paid the sum of $84, paid by him for chairs used in the law class room. Resolution adopted.

 

Purchase of Code

            On motion of Mr. McWhorter the secretary was authorized to purchase a Code of Georgia for the use of the Board & the sum of $3 was appropriated for the same.

 

            The Board then adjourned until 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

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University of Georgia,

June 15, 1912

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Shackelford and Conner.

 

Minutes

            The minutes of the preceding meeting were read & confirmed.

 

Insurance Com. Report

            Mr. Simmons made a supplemental report on the committee on finance which was adopted. [See Book of Reports]

 

Denmark Will Case

            Mr Meldrim reported for the committee on the Denmark will case the status of the case.

 

Ga. Nor. & Ind. College Report

            Mr. Atkinson reported for the Georgia Normal & Industrial College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            Mr. McCants requested that the time for making a report for the North Georgia Agriculture College to be extended until Monday, which was done.

 

Washington Will Case

            Mr. Harris reported the status of the Washington will case which stands for trial Nov 1912.

 

            Mr Harris stated that he wished to testify to the fidelity of the University board members on the local board of trustees of the State School of Technology. Mr Gober spoke briefly in regard to the work of that institution.

 

            Mr. McWhorter offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

 

Ex-Officio Trustees to Report

            “Be it resolved, That the trustees of the board, appointed biennially on the branch boards, shall make such annual report and recommendations to this board, either verbally or in writing, as may be deemed by them advisable, relating to the

 

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further and more complete unification and general relations between the board and said branch colleges.”

 

Board of Visitors Report

            The Board of Visitors reported, through their chairman, Prof. J.A. Mersham (?).  The Board took recess for ten minutes for members to meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

 

            The report of the Board of Visitors was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

Law Students Ask for New Building

            Messrs. J.L. Deadwyler, TN Powell and H.A. Newman appeared as a committee from the Senior Law class to speak in regard to the movement to secure a fifty thousand dollar law building. Mr. Deadwyler addressed the Board on the subject Mr. Hodgson suggested that in asking for the appropriation it be asked for a building for the departments of law and business administration. This matter was referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Telegrams from Mess. Bacon and Hughes

            Telegrams from Senator Bacon and Congressman Hughes were read, stating that they would attend the meeting of the Board before its adjournment.

 

            The secretary was instructed to notify Professors Coon and Emerson of the decision of the Board as to conferring on them the degree of Doctor of Science, and to request their presence Wednesday when the degrees are to be conferred.

 

            At the opening of the afternoon session, Governor Brown appeared and took his seat with the Board.

 

Property Com. Report

            Mr. Gober reported for the Property committee [See Book of Reports.] The report was adopted and those portions relative to the appropriations were referred to the Finance Committee.

 

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Rents increased

            On motion of Mr. Gober the rent for the three houses on the campus occupied by professors was fixed at $20 per month each.

 

Asked to visit College Farm

            Mr. Conner extended an invitation to the Board to visit the buildings and grounds of the College of Agriculture. On motion of Mr. Bower it was decided that the Board accept the invitation and that the members leave the Georgia Hotel at two o’clock Monday afternoon for this visit.

 

Report of Com on B. Colleges

            Mr. Harris reported for the committee on Branch Colleges and the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports.]

 

Request of Athletic Board

            A committee, consisting of Messrs T.S. Mell, EH Dorsey and H.H. Gordon, from the Athletic Board, appeared before the Board. Mr Mell addressed the Board & asked the appropriation for ground improvement the sum of one thousand dollars a year for two years. The request was taken under consideration by the Board.

 

Mr. McCants Excused

            Mr. McCants was excused for the remainder of the day.

 

Brown Fund Com. Report

            Mr. McWhorter made the report for the Brown Fund Committee, & it was adopted. [See Book of Reports]

            Mr. Meldrim made the following report for the Committee on Laws & Discipline, which on motion of Mr. Goetchius was adopted, except that portion relating to the Shackelford resolution, which portion was laid on the table.

 

            Mr. Chairman:

 

            Your committee on Laws & Discipline submit the following supplemental report:

 

Law School.

 

  1. Increase in teaching force in the Law School is not now recommended.

 

  1. In answer to the questions submitted by Messrs. L.G. Hardman, A.J. McMullan

 

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and J.T. Newton, committee from the State College of Agriculture we report:

 

State College of Agriculture & Dist. Agric. Schools

            The question put to the committee is this: “What is the relationship existing between the State College of Agriculture and the District Agricultural Schools under the Perry Bill which created the District Agricultural Schools?” This question is not easily answered by a definite and specific reply. The Act is indefinite Section 3 of the Act provides that the Board of Trustees for a school shall have the, “powers to control the management of said school and make rules and regulations for the same, subject to the provisions of this Act” Section 1 provides: “Said schools shall be branches of the State College of Agriculture, a department of the University of Georgia. The general Board of Trustees of the University shall exercise such supervision as in their judgement may be necessary to secure unity of plan and efficiency in said schools.” no power is given to the State College of Agriculture, unless some is to be implied by the use of the word “branches.” The act says that these District Schools are branches. The management of the Schools and the power to make rules and regulations for their management and government are in their respective Boards, with, however, such right of supervision in the Trustees of the University as in their judgement may be necessary to secure unity of plan and efficiency. This power of supervision gives to the trustees of the University the authority to formulate and enforce rules and regulations to secure unity of plan and efficiency. The power is broad. It is not easy to define or

 

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limit this authority. We find no power given to the State College of Agriculture. The Trustees of the University can make rules and regulations under the board power given them and provide that the State College of Agriculture or its President shall carry them into effect and Exercise such administration functions as are incident to carrying them out.

 

Peabody School of Education

  1. That the resolution, the adoption of which is requested by the Trustees of the Peabody Education Board, which resolution is of file with the Secretary, be adopted [For copy of this resolution see Book of Reports.]

 

Thanks to Senator Hoke Smith

  1. That the thanks of this Board are due and are hereby tendered to the Honorable Hoke Smith, for the efficient services rendered by him, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund, in the matter of the bequest to the University of Georgia of the sum of $40,000 for the School of Education, and that the Secretary of this body shall transmit to Senator Smith a copy of this resolution.

 

Shackleford Resolution

  1. That the resolution of Mr. Shackelford on the subject of Branch Colleges be adopted.

 

Prof Morris Phys. Director for one year

  1. That the resignation of Physical Director Sanford be adopted and that Prof. John Morris be elected for one year as such director at the same salary.

 

Law as to Non-resident Trustee to be amended.

  1. That Code Section 1369 be so amended that said additional non resident Trustee shall be required to attend the meetings of the Board when possible and is entitled to all the privileges of a member of the Board, but shall not forfeit his membership from failure to attend the meetings

 

Law to be amended as to excuses for absences.

  1. That Code Section 1373 be so amended as to make attendance by a member of this Board on

 

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        any of its meetings a legal ground of absence from any court in this State:

 

Building for Law Dept Commerce

  1. That the committee on legislation is requested to secure the appropriation of $50000 to be applied to the erection of a new building for the Schools of Law and Business Administration.

 

Dr. Woofter’s Title

  1. That the recommendation of the chancellor that the title of Dr. Woofter shall be changed from Director to Dean of the School of Education and that the salary of $300 be allowed.

 

Fellow in Education & Philosophy

  1. That a fellow in Education and Philosophy be authorized at the usual salary of $250.

 

Gymnasium Fee & Gym Manager

  1. That the recommendations of the Chancellor in the matter of

 

  1. A fee of $5.00 for use of gymnasium

 

  1. of placing a man in charge of the gymnasium or hall

 

be referred to the Prudential Committee.

 

Phelps-Stokes Scholarship

  1. That the Phelps-Stokes Fellowship be assigned to the School of History and be under the charge of Associate Professor Brooks.

 

T.J. Woofter Jr. Phelps – Stokes Scholar

  1. That the recommendation of T.J. Woofter, Jr. for the Phelps – Stokes Fellowship is favorably recommended.

 

Whenever an appropriation is recommended the same is subject to the action of the Finance Committee.

 

                  Respectfully Submitted,

                  P.W. Meldrim, Chairman

 

Manual Revision

            Mr. Hodgson asked for further time on revision of the manual, which was granted.

 

            Mr. Bennett was excused from Monday’s session.

 

            Board then adjourned until Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock

 

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University of Georgia,

June 17, 1912

            The Board met this morning  present Messrs. McDaniel, Brown, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hughes, Goetchius, Johnson, Newton, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Shackelford, Conner & Callaway.

 

            Judge E.H. Callaway, of Augusta, appeared & took his seat with the Board as a member Ex-Officio, as President of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Medical College.

 

Repair Sect.

            Mr. Simmons reported that four thousand dollars was as much as could be allotted to the Repair account. This report on the report of the Property Committee that had been referred to the finance committee was adopted.

 

Pres. Conner’s Annual Report

            President Conner, of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, made his annual report to the board, & it was received & filed.

 

            The address of President Soule was fixed for the first thing after the reading of the minutes Tuesday morning.

 

            Mr. Callaway gave notice that he would introduce a resolution authorizing the Georgia Medical College to confer the double degree of M.D. & B.S. on graduates of the Medical College who had completed a two years’ course in the University and a four years’ course in the Medical College.

 

            The Board took recess to attend exercises at the Chapel, & during the afternoon visited the buildings & farm of the College of Agriculture and attended the Military Drill.

 

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            The Board met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Brown, Gober, Howell, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Bacon, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Shackelford, Conner & Callaway.

 

            Minutes of preceding session were read & confirmed.

 

Pre. Soule Address

            President Soule addressed the Board in the Extension work of the State College of Agriculture.

           

Ga. Medical College Resolution

Mr Callaway introduced the following resolution which was adopted.

 

            “Whereas the Medical Department of the University has determined to raise its entrance requirements so that at the session of 1914-1915 the completion of two full years of college work will constitute the entrance requirements to the four year course of the Medical Department, and

 

            “Whereas the Medical Department desires that a combined course of six years’ collegiate work be arranged and provided for, consisting of two years in the literary and scientific departments at the University and four years’ work in the Medical Department at Augusta, the satisfactory completion of which will authorize the conferring of the degree of B.S. by the University and the degree of M.D. by the Medical Department of the University;

 

            “Resolved, That the matter be referred to the Faculty of the University to investigate and if the combined course and double degree is found to be feasible and practicable, the Faculty is hereby authorized to provide for the same and to prescribe the necessary and proper or courses therefor.”

 

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N. Ga. Agr. Coll. Report

            Mr McCants make the report for the North Ga Agricultural College and it was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

State Nor School Report.

            Mr. Shackelford made the report for the State Normal School and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Approp. for Athletes if possible

            Mr. McWhorter moved to refer the petition of the Athletic Board to the Finance Committee. Carried.

 

            Mr Simmons, for that committee, moved that the Prudential Committee, if possible, grant the request for five hundred dollars for ground improvement out of the contingent fund of the Prudential Committee. Carried.

           

Property Com. Report

            The Property committee changed its report so as to make it conform to the authorized recommendation of $4000 made by the Finance committee [See book of reports.]

 

            Judge Gober called attention to the loss of a seven years’ file of the Augusta Chronicle from the library. He introduced the following resolution, which was adopted:

 

Resolution to Make Library Building Safer

            “Resolved, That the Prudential Committee be authorized after consultation with the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds to spend whatever reasonable sum may be necessary out of any available funds to make the Library Building safe from unlawful entrance.

 

            “Resolved, That the Librarian be directed to take any and all precautions to protect the valuable files and books of the library.

 

            “Resolved further, That this resolution does not intend any criticism of the librarian in any way.”

 

Approp. for Mil. Dept. if Possible

            Mr. Bennett moved that the Prudential Committee, if possible appropriate out of its contingent fund $250 for the Military Science Department. On motion

 

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of Mr. Bower this was referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Mr. Peabody’s Letter

            A letter from Mr. Peabody, expressing his regrets that be could not attend the present session of the Board, was read.

 

Petition as to Fraternity Initiations, Etc

            Mr. McWhorter presented the following petition, signed by a number of alumni & undergraduates, members of various Greek letter fraternities:

 

            “To the Trustees of the University of Georgia,

            Gentlemen:

 

            “You are requested to pass a rule prohibiting the Greek letter societies from initiating, pledging, or soliciting for membership any student until eight months after he has entered college; also any student who is on the delinquent list.”

 

            On motion the petition was referred to the Faculty to report to the Prudential Committee, which committee has power to act

 

            Mr Meldrim made the following report for the Committee on Laws & Discipline which was adopted.

 

            “Mr Chairman:

            “The Committee on Laws & Discipline having had under consideration the Report of the Board of Visitors begs to report

 

Laws & Discip. Com. Report on Board of Visitors Report.

 

  1. That the recommendations in the report of the Board of Visitors, reference there unto being had and numbered 1-2-3-4-5-8-9-12-14 & 16 have received the approval of your Board and have been acted upon in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Visitors.

 

  1. That recommendations in the report of the Board of Visitors, numbered sixth & seventh, relative to the Erection of a new building for the Department of Science and a more perfect organization of the

 

 

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Department of Science are not sufficiently clear to the committee to enable it to intelligently report thereon

  1. That the 11th recommendation be approved and that the committee on legislation be requested to obtain an appropriation for the purpose of placing a bronze bust of philanthropist, George Peabody, in the new Education building.
  2. That the 13th recommendation in reference to the manufacture of hog cholera serum be transmitted by the secretary of this Board to the trustees of the College of Agriculture.

 

Laws & Discipline Com. Report on Board of Visitors Report.

  1. That the 15th recommendation providing for the appropriation of $250 to publish a High School Quarterly is not now recommended because of the absence of funds.

 

  1. That the 17th recommendation relating to the Extension of dormitory accommodations cannot now be approved because of the absence of necessary funds.

 

  1. That the 19th recommendation, looking to adequate hospital facilities has been receiving attention. We are informed that the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs has interested itself in this behalf, that a bill has been introduced in the legislature asking an appropriation to erect a suitable building, that the Federation will equip the hospital when erected, and it is believed that the City of Athens will maintain the hospital when built & equipped.

 

The Board appreciates the careful investigation that has been made by the Board of Visitors into the affairs of the University and as far as practicable the recommendations will be carried out by this Board.

 

  1. Your committee begs further to report that the questions:
  2. What is the relationship existing between the

 

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        State College of Agriculture and the Experiment Station located at Griffin, Ga.?

 

Relations State College & Experiment Station

  1. And what are the duties of the Trustees of the College of Agriculture with respect to the Experiment Station under the federal law creating the Station? Were referred for investigation to Judge George F. Gober as in committee of one. The report of Judge Gober is made the report of this committee and is hereto appended as part hereof [See Book of Reports].

 

  1. That the resolution appropriating $250 to the military department be reported by substitute as follows:

 

 

Military Approp.

            That $400 or so much thereof as may be necessary to be expended, under the discretion and supervision of the Chancellor, be appropriated to the Military Department of the University to increase its efficiency.

 

Library Fines

  1. That the faculty rule imposing library fines be strictly enforced.

All recommendations appropriating money are made subject to the approval of the finance committee.

 

            Respectfully submitted,

            P.W. Meldrim, Chairman

 

Library Resolution Purchases, Cataloguing Etc.

Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution, which was adopted:

            “Resolved, That the University Librarian, the officer or officers in charge of the Libraries of the State College of Agriculture and the Committee on the Law Library of the Law School, shall be the purchasing agents for all books, pamphlets or periodicals purchased with any funds whatsoever, appropriated to departmental or general use, and that all books, etc., bought on any fund appropriation shall be entered in

 

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the permanent record and catalogue of these libraries.

 

            “That the permanent records and technical practice in matters of classification, cataloguing the loan of books and other administrative details in the branch libraries of this institution shall conform to the practice of the general University library.”

 

            The following resolution was introduced by Mr. Bower & was passed:

 

Library Committee to be Standing Committee

            “Resolved, That a standing committee, consisting of three members of the Board, to be appointed by the chairman, is hereby constituted and established, to be known as the “Library Committee”, to have a general supervision over the Library and to which all matters concerning the library shall be referred.” The Chair appointed Messrs. Brown, Shackelford & Goetchius

 

Auditing Com. Report  

            Mr. Johnson made the report for the Auditing Committee, which was adopted. [See Book of Reports].

 

Sec. to Furnish Documents to Asst. Sec. Agric. College Board

            On motion of Mr. Newton, the Secretary was instructed to furnish to the Asst. Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture a transcript of the report of the Laws & Discipline Committee in answer to the questions submitted to them by members of the Board of Trustees of the College of Agriculture.

           

Mil. Approp.

            Mr. Simmons moved that the appropriation recommended by the Laws & Discipline committee be made to the Department of Military Science if the Prudential Committee can find the money available out of its contingent fund or any other available fund. Carried.

 

Thanks to Mr. Simmons

            On motion of Mr. Gober the thanks of the Board were tendered Mr. Simmons for his faithful service on the Finance Committee, the motion being carried by a rising vote Mr. Simmons expressed his appreciation in a few appropriate remarks.

 

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Chairman McDaniel Re-elected

            By a rising vote on motion of Mr. McWhorter, Hon. Henry D. McDaniel was re-elected as Chairman of the Board for a term of two years.

 

Property Com. Report

            Mr. Gober reported for the property committee and the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports]

           

            Senator Bacon appeared and took his seat with the Board.

 

Com. on Branch Coll. Report

            Mr. Atkinson reported for the Committee on Branch Colleges and the report was adopted.

 

Degree for Joel Hurt

            Mr. Simmons moved that the degree of AB be conferred on Joel Hurt as of the class of 1871. Carried.

 

Assoc. Prof. of Applied Economics

            Mr. Meldrim moved that the Prudential Committee be given authority to elect an associate professor of applied economics on recommendation of the Chancellor. Carried.

 

Mr. Bacon Thanks Board

            Mr. Bacon expressed his thanks to the Board for the honor conferred on him some time since in the conferring of the degree of LL.D. on him by the University.

 

Adjournment

            Mr. Gober moved that this Board, when it holds its last session, take a recess subject to the call of the chairman. Carried.

 

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

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University of Georgia,

June 19, 1912

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Messrs. McDaniel, Brown, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Bacon, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants & Shackelford.

 

            Minutes of preceding session read & confirmed

 

            The following degrees were ordered conferred.

 

Degrees

Master of Arts.

David Robert Cumming,                       Joseph Hancock Marshburn,

Albert Amis Rayle, Jr.,              William Telford Turk.

 

Bachelor of Arts.

with honors       Lloyd Davidson Brown             Virgil Edward Durden

[All Four Men] Marion Bayard Folsom,                        Bert Michael

 

also                  William Wright Abbott              Edward Thomas Anderson

                        Paul Seabrook Blanchard,                    Tom Sherman Brand,   

                        Leon Hoyt Covington               James Allen Etheridge

                        Rhesa Screven Farmer              Paul McDaniel Felker

                        Gullie Benjamin Goldin              Charles Joel, ---------- [Blank]

                        Roy Edgar Lanham                   William Azmer Mann,

                        Charles Edward Martin             William King Meadow

                        Harold Diedrich Meyer             Thomas Irwin Miller

                        William Hamp Mullins               Charles Henderson Newsom

                        William Perrin Nicholson, Jr.     George Traylor Northern

                        Marvin Banks Perry                  John Robert Radford, Jr.,

                        Joseph Hennessy Ross              Henry Dozier Russell

                        Richard Bowie Saxon               Elmer Raymond Stump

                        Benton Hair Walton                  Thomas Jackson Woofter, Jr.

                        Kenyon Benedict Zahner

 

Bachelor of Science (General)

                        Dana Collins Belser                  Cliff Brannen

                        Charles Thompson Estes                       Conway Walter Hunter

                        Henry Stanley Langston                        William Arthur Reid

 

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Augustus Octavius Bacon Sparks          Charles Holmes Stone

Benjamin Franklin Stovall                      John Ralph Tibbetts

Scott Homer Titshaw                James Hamilton Ware

Andrew Louis West

Mark P Pentecost, as of the class of 1909.

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

Cameron Douglas Flanigen, Jr.  Robert Alexander Laird,

Walter Malry Lucas

 

Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)

Harold Thompson

 

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

Walter Green Acree                 Benjamin Lewis Brinson, Jr.

Ross Renfroe Childs                 Milton Cleveland Gay

Robert Oliver Hutcheson                      Robert Fred Whelchel

 

Bachelor of Science (Forestry)

Josiah Tattnall Kollock

 

Bachelor of Law.

Hosea Abit Nix, with honors.

William Spencer Connerat                    Carl Foster Crossley

Joseph Lumpkin Deadwyler      James Edward English

Lovick George Fortson             Wimberly Powell McLeod

John Milton Morrow                 John Thomas Murray

Henry Alexander Newman                    Fred Victor Paradise

Frank Thomas Phillips               Thomas Nimmons Powell

John Seigler Ryan                     Eugene Hilliard Spalding

Marcellus Lyttleton Troutman    Reuben McDaniel Tuck

Joseph Eugene Varela

 

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Graduate in Pharmacy

Nelson Stephen Arthur,                        Thomas Clark, Jr.,

William Cary Harper                 Gus Monroe Parkerson

Albert Manning Swift                John Binion Woodcock

 

P.F Brock – Tutor

P.F. Brock was elected Tutor in English

 

Sylvanus Morris Nom. for LL.D.

            The name of Sylvanus Morris was presented for the degree of LL.D. & was referred to the committee in honorary degrees.

 

Bert Michael

            Authority was given to confer degree of A.B. of Bert Michael, in abentia.

 

J.E. English & E.H. Spalding

            Authority was given to confer degree of B.L. on J.E. English and E.H. Spalding in abentia.

 

Jere M. Pound Nom for LL.D.

            The name of Jere M. Pound was presented for the degree of LL.D. & was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Luke G. Johnson Nom for D.D.

            The name of Luke G. Johnson was presented for the degree of D.D. & was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

J.K. Ohl Nom. for Litt. D.

            The name of J.K. Ohl was presented for the degree of Doctor of Letters & was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

McPherson Claim

            The request of Prof. McPherson for a re-hearing of his claim in regard to a fuel account was referred to the Finance Committee in order that Prof. McPherson may be heard before that committee next session.

 

            Mr. Bacon suggested the propriety of a law making all ex-governors members ex-officio of this Board, without voting power.

 

            The following appointments on Branch College Board of Trustees for the term of two years from Oct 1 1912 were announced by the chairman:

 

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Branch College Trustees

 

State College of Agriculture - Newton, Bennett, Hughes

 

North Ga Agr. College – Hodgson, Thompson, Johnson,

 

School of Technology – Gober, Simmons, Howell

 

Georgia Normal & Industrial College – Adams, Goetchius, Bennett

 

State Normal School – Bacon, Bower, McWhorter.

 

Ga Industrial College – Bennett, Newton

 

Ga Medical College – Phinizy, White, Newton

 

T.C. Carlton Nom. for D.D.

The name of T.C. Carlton was presented for the degree of D.D. & was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

            Mr. Johnson asked that an isolation be extended the State Agricultural Society to meet in Athens and use the college dormitories while here.

 

            On motion of Mr. Atkinson this matter was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

 

Adjourned

            The minutes were read and confirmed and the Board took recess, subject to the call of the chairman.

 

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Atlanta, Ga Jan’y 16, 1913

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, pursuant to action taken June 19, 1912, declaring a recess of that session, met today at 10 a.m. in the library at the State Capitol.

 

Present

            There were present Messrs McDaniel, Brown, Conner, Atkinson, Simmons, Hodgson, Gober, Shackelford, Callaway, Hayes, Bennett, Goetchius, Johnson, Thompson, McCants, Howell, Meldrim, Newton, Adams & Harris.

 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Excuses

            Excuses were rendered by Messrs Peabody, Bacon, Hughes & McWhorter and were accepted by the Board.

 

            Judge E.H. Callaway and Dr. W.H. Doughty addressed the Board on the question of conferring honorary degrees on two eminent physicians who are to make address before the Georgia Medical College in Augusta, January 29th.

 

            Dr. Doughty read the following resolutions that had been passed by the faculty of the Ga Medical College:

 

Doughty Resolution as to Honorary Degrees Dr. Witherspoon Dr. Polk

            “Whereas, with the occupation of its new property, the medical college of the University of Georgia is at length in position to demonstrate its fitness for a place away the high-class medical colleges of the county: and

 

            “Whereas, this marks an important advance in the usefulness of the University to the commonwealth and

 

            “Whereas, the faculty of the Medical College think this an appropriate occasion for such dedicatory or inaugural exercises as will make it known to the educational world, that the University of Georgia, has at length a well equipped medical department, legally and integrally a part of itself, and henceforth to be conducted in sympathy with its ideals and traditions; therefore be it

 

            “Resolved, that the trustees and faculty of the University be invited to join us in suitable dedicatory exercises, to be held in Augusta, Jany 29, 1913

 

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            “Resolved that the Board of Trustees of the University be requested to signalize the occasion by conferring the honorary degree of LL.D. upon certain distinguished members of the medical profession whose names are herewith presented, to-wit, Dr. John G. Witherspoon of Nashville, Tenn., & Dr. Wm. M. Polk, of New York.”

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred

            On motion of Mr. Simmons the rules were suspended and the motion to confer these degrees, as made by Mr. Callaway, was carried.

 

Committee to visit Medical College

            Mr. Gober moved that a committee of six members of this Board be named by the chairman to represent the Board in Augusta on the 29th visit. The motion was carried and the following members were named on this committee Messrs. Adams, Simmons, Shackelford, Johnson, McCants, Meldrim.

 

            The following resolutions passed by the Board of Trustees of the State School of Technology were read to the Board and on motion of Mr. Gober were ordered spread upon the minutes:

 

Oct. 23 1912

Resolution of Tech. Trustees Expressing Appreciation Hon. Degrees Dr. Emerson & Prof Coon

            “Whereas, the Board of Trustees, of the University of Georgia, at its annual meeting in June 1912, conferred upon Dr. Wm. H Emerson and Prof J.S. Coon, the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.

 

            “Resolved: That the local Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology, in quarterly session Oct 3, 1912, hereby expresses to the University trustees its warmest appreciation of the honor paid to these two faithful officials of the Georgia School of Technology, and is confident that such well merited recognition of faithful service is conducive to the best interests not only of the Branch Colleges but to the University system as well.

 

            “Resolved: that the action of the University Trustees, &

 

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this acknowledgement be spread upon the minutes of the local Board of Trustees, Georgia School of Technology

 

            (Signed) J.S. Aken, Secretary

 

Use of Compton Woods as City Park referred to Committee

            Chancellor Barrow brought to the attention of the Board the request of the Athens Chamber of Commerce that that part of the campus beyond Tan yard (sic) branch and near the State College of Agriculture building be used as a park, in which the citizens of Athens might find rest and recreation.

 

            After some discussion, a motion made by Mr. Howell, was adopted as follows: That the question be referred to a committee consisting of Chairman McDaniel, of the General Board, Mr. Conner, president of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, Chancellor Barrow, President Soule, and Mr. Simmons, to confer with the mayor and council of Athens and to report back to this Board at the annual session next June the terms of any agreement that might be suggested touching the use of this land for park purposes.

 

Deed to Thomasville Property

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, Chairman McDaniel was directed to execute & deliver a deed without warrant to the property in Thomasville formerly held by the University, to the city of Thomasville, under the terms of a resolution of the legislature passed in 1912.

 

Proposition of Mrs. Lipscomb as to the infirmary

            Chancellor Barrow stated to the Board the proposition of Mrs. M.A. Lipscomb, of Athens, to turn over to the Board a certain sum of money in her possession, for the purpose of erecting an infirmary on the campus, with a condition that a certain portion thereof be used as a charity ward for citizens of Athens. On motion the chairman was authorized to appoint a committee of three to consider this offer a report thereon at annual session. Messrs Meldrim, McWhorter & Hodgson named as committee

 

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Location of Proposed Law Bldg.

            Prof. T.F. Green, of the Law Department, appeared before the Board, asking that a location for the proposed Law Building be designated on the corner of Broad and Lumpkin Sts. and that the sum of $250 be appropriated for necessary expenses in the work now being done to secure said building.

 

Appropriation to Law Dept.

            Mr Gober moved that $250 be appropriated to the Law Department for this purpose and that a committee consisting of Chairman McDaniel & Chancellor Barrow be authorized to select the location for the proposed building. Carried.

 

Washington Will Case

            Mr. Harris made a report as to the purpose of the H.V. Washington will case in which the University is interested, Mr. Gober moved that Mr. Harris be authorized to spend such amounts of money as might be needed for expenses in carrying on the case in the courts Carried.

 

Denmark Will

            The progress on the Denmark will case was reported.

 

            On motion of Mr. Gober as many as possible of the faculty as possible are urged to attend the exercise of the Medical College in Augusta on the 29th inst.

 

            Mr. Goetchius introduced the following resolution which was passed unanimously by a rising vote:

 

Resolution on Death of Mrs. H.C. White

            “Information having come to this Board that Mrs. Ella F. White, the beloved wife of Dr. Henry C. White, senior member of the faculty of the University, departed this life in Augusta, Ga., on the 13th day of January 1913.

 

            “Resolved, That the Board, collectively and individually, has learned of this sad event with profound sorrow, & desire herewith to express to Dr. White and the other loved ones of the deceased lady, who survive her, their most sincere sympathy in this hour of their great loss and deep affection.

 

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            “Resolved further that the Secretary transmit a copy of these resolutions to Dr. White.”

 

Adjourned.

            The Board then adjourned, subject to the call of the chairman.

 

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Athens, June 12, 1913

The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in annual session this afternoon at 4 o’clock being called to order by Chairman McDaniel.

 

Present

After prayer by Chancellor Barrow, the roll was called and the following answered to their names: Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Newton, White, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, & Conner.

 

Excuses

            Excuses were rendered by Messrs. Bacon, Hughes, Johnson, Bennett & Callaway. On motion of Mr. Gober Messrs Bacon and Hughes were excused on account of their duties in Congress and the excuses of the other members were also accepted.

 

W.D. Hooper Asst. Secretary

            Mr Howell moved that on account of the illness of the secretary, Prof WD Hooper be authorized to act as assistant secretary at such times as the secretary may desire to absent himself from the meetings. Carried.

 

Hours of Meeting.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the hours of meeting were fixed as follows: 9:30 to 1:30 and 4 to 5:30.

 

Minutes Prud. Com.

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

Diplomas for Confederate Veterans

            A communication for Dr. F.K. Boland as to confer degrees on these students of the university who were in college when the war between the states occurred & who were deprived of a chance to secure diplomas on account of going to war or on account of the closing of the University, was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Nomination LL.D. (J.M. Pound)

            A resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School asking the Board to confer the degree of LLD. on President Jere M. Pound, was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

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June 12, 1913

Report of State School Auditor

            The report of JW Stephens, state school auditor, on the audit of the books of the treasurer, was read and referred to the auditing committee.

           

Committees

            The following committees were announced by the chairman.

 

Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson & White

 

Finance – Simmons, White, Callaway

 

Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor.

 

Brown Fund – McWhorter, Bennett, McCants.

 

Property – Gober, Newton, Hodgson, Hayes

 

Insurance - Simmons, McWhorter, White

 

Library – Bower, Goetchius, Miller

 

Auditing – Thompson, Johnson, Miller

 

Branch Colleges – Harris, Callaway, Meldrim, Atkinson, McCants, Miller

 

Invitations – Goetchius, Bower, Bennett, Atkinson, Miller

 

Legislative – Gober, Simmons, Howell, Thompson, Callaway, Goetchius, Newton, McWhorter.

 

Laws & Discipline – Adams, Howell, Gober, Meldrim, Goetchius (Mr. Phinizy was appointed on this committee, but not being in attendance, Mr. Howell was substituted)

 

Chancellor’s Report

            Chancellor Barrow presented copies of his report and made a few remarks as to his recommendations. The reports of the Chancellor, Dean Snelling & President Soule were referred to the appropriate committees on motion of Mr. Simmons.

 

Deeds to Lumpkin Property

            Chancellor Barrow presented deeds to the Lumpkin property which had stood in his name. They were referred to the property committee.

 

            Mr. Howell offered a resolution to carry out the idea of Dr. Boland, which was referred to the committee on honorary degrees (See resolution)

 

            A petition signed by 286 students asking that

 

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University Dances

University dances be held in Alumni Hall was referred to the committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

Report of School of Technology

Mr Harris made his report as president of the Board of Trustees of the State School of Technology Referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of Ga Indust. College

            Mr. Meldrim reported as president of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth. Referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of N. Ga Agr. College

            Mr. McCants reported as president of the Board of Trustees of the North Ga Agricultural College. Referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Action of Tech Board Ratified

            The action of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology in re-instating a student of that institution who had been guilty of violating the rule of this Board as to Exhibiting obnoxious signs on the grounds during the presence of visiting teams was approved.

 

Resolution as to Branch College Trustees

            Mr Hodgson offered a resolution requiring presidents of Branch Colleges Boards of Trustees to make certain visits to their respective institutions throughout the year. Referred to the Committee on Laws & Discipline.

 

            Mr Conner was granted leave of absence for July’s session.

 

Visit to Farm

            Mr. Newton extended an invitation to the Board to visit the College of Agriculture and the College Farm.

            It was decided that when the Board adjourns tomorrow at half past one o’clock, it be understood that the members visit the college of agriculture from 3 to 6 o’clock, leaving the Georgian Hotel at the former hour.

 

            The Board then took recess until 9:30 tomorrow morning.

 

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University of Georgia,

June 13, 1913

The Board of Trustees met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present at roll call and during the morning session Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Newton, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, and Harris.

 

Excuses

            Mr. Hayes sent a telegram to the Board expressing his regrets at not being able to attend the session. He was excused.

 

New Quarters for Law Dept.

            Mr Gober moved that a committee be appointed to arrange better quarters for the law department. The matter was referred to the property committee in connection with the chancellor.

 

Report of Insurance Com.

            Mr. Simmons submitted the report of the Insurance committee which was adopted. (See report) (Book of Reports Page 57)

 

Publications of Branch Colleges for Trustees

            Mr. Goetchius introduced a resolution requesting all the branch colleges to mail regularly to the members of the General Board of Trustees all publications of their respective colleges. Referred to Laws & Discipline committee.

 

Painting in Chapel

            Mr. Hodgson suggested the propriety of having the oil painting on the Chapel Stage retouched and put in good condition. Referred to Property Committee.

 

            Chancellor Barrow made a statement of certain things needed by the University, together with the amounts of money necessary to procure them. Referred to finance committee.

 

Salary of Dean Morris

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution increasing the salary of Dean Morris to $3000. Referred to the Laws and Discipline Committee.

 

Illness of Judge Russell

            Chancellor Barrow reported the illness of Judge Horace Russell, of New York, & was asked by the Board to send a telegram of sympathy to the family of Judge Russell.

 

            Recess was taken for committee work.

 

            Dr. Woofter submitted a proposition looking to the erection of a residence on the campus, if

 

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Residences for Professors on Campus

satisfactory lease terms could be arranged. Referred to the property committee (See letter)

 

Finance Com Report

            Mr Simmons made the report of the finance committee which was adopted. [See Book of Reports Page 58]

            It was decided to hear from Mr. Harrison Jones, of Atlanta, tomorrow morning, immediately after the Board of Visitors makes its report.

 

Report of G.N. & I. Coll.

            Mr. Atkinson reported as president of the Ga Normal & Industrial College. Referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Pres. South Ga. Normal

            Mr. Howell moved that the Board endorse the bill to be introduced in the General Assembly of Senator DuBose making the president of the Board of Trustees of the South Georgia Normal College Ex – officio a member of this Board. Carried.

 

            The Board took recess to meet at 3 o’clock & visit the State College of Agriculture and the College Farm.

 

Athens, Ga. June 14, 1913

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Governor Brown, Messrs McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Meldrim, Newton, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Harris, Conner.

 

Excuses           

            Excuse was rendered for Mr. Miller, who finds he cannot attend this session.

 

            The minutes of Friday’s session were read and approved.

 

DS Strickland Petition

            The petition of D.S. Strickland to be allowed his B.L. degree next fall upon the completion of his work in the Law School was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

F.A. Gillen Petition

            The petition of F.A. Gillen as to his degree in Law was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

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School of Journalism

            Mr. Harris introduced a resolution inquiring into the propriety of establishing a school of journalism in the University. Referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

           

Portrait of Mr. A.L. Hull

            The secretary was instructed to acknowledge with thanks the gift of the portrait of the late Mr. Augustus L. Hull, and to express to the donors the great appreciation of the Board.

 

Bert Michael Fund

            On motion of Mr. Bennett the secretary was instructed to express to Mr. Simon Michael and family the thanks of the Board for the gift of the Bert Michael Scholarship Fund.

 

Board of Visitors Report

            The Board of Visitors, through Chairman A.W. Van Hoose, made its report, which was referred to the Laws and Discipline Committee.

 

            The Board took recess in order that the members might meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

 

Board addressed by Mr. Harrison Jones.

            After re-assembly, the Board was addressed by Mr. Harrison Jones, of Atlanta, on the importance of establishing an Alumni Bureau of Information and Publicity.

 

Alumni Publicity Bureau.

            Mr. McWhorter moved that the question of establishing an Alumni Publicity Bureau be referred to a committee of five to report at this session. Carried. The following committee was announced: McWhorter, Simmons, Adams, Howell, Goetchius.

 

Report of Com. on Branch Colleges

Mr. Harris, as Chairman of the committee on Branch Colleges, made the report for the committee, which was adopted, [See Book of Reports Page 61]

 

Gov. Elect Slaton

            On Mr. Howell’s motion the secretary was instructed to telegraph Governor elect Slaton, inviting him to meet with the Board during its present session.

 

Report of Property Committee

            The report of the Property Committee, made by Mr. Hodgson, was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Brown Fund Committee Report

            Mr. McWhorter reported for the Brown Fund Committee and the report was adopted [See Books of Reports]

 

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            The board then took recess until 5:30 o’clock. At that hour there being no quorum present, the recess was continued until 9:30 o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

Athens, Ga June 16, 1913

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Governor Brown and Messrs McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Johnson, McWhorter, Thompson, Bennett, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Conner & Callaway.

 

To Publish Report Board of Visitors

            Mr Goetchius moved that 5000 copies of the report of the Board of Visitors be published for distribution. Carried.

 

Laws & Discipline Com. Report

            Mr Adams reported for the Committee on Laws & Discipline as follows, the entire report, with the Exception of that paragraph relating to the use of Alumni Hall for dances, being adopted, subject to the action of the Finance Committee as to these portions involving appropriations. The section in regard to dancing in Alumni Hall was tabled.

 

Report of Laws & Discipline Committee.

The Honorable Board of Trustees,

University of Georgia,

Gentlemen:

            The Committee on Laws and Discipline to whom various matters have been referred, beg leave to make the following report:

 

Adjunct Prof. of Physics

  1. The matter of the Department of Physics in reference to promoting the Instructor of Physics to Adjunct Professor and raising his salary $300 has our sanction, your committee suggesting as this will result in leaving off the office of fellow with a salary of $250, the net increase will be only $50, and the Committee

 

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       is of the opinion that the recommendation of the Chancellor should be adopted.

 

R.C. Wilson’s Rank

            II. Your committee reports that in its opinion the advancement of R.C. Wilson, now Adjunct Professor to rank of Associate Professor be adopted as recommended by the Chancellor: in the school of Pharmacy [This section was later on stricken by the Board, the question of rank of this professor having been fixed by the Board at a previous session].

 

Leave of Absence Prof. Payne

            III. Your committee reports that the recommendation of the Chancellor in reference to leave of absence to Professor Payne, be granted upon the condition, that be, at his expense, provide for the teaching of his department by someone satisfactory to the Chancellor during his absence.

 

Leave of Absence for Prof. Salyer

            IV. Your committee reports in favor of granting leave of absence to Prof. S.M. Salyer, of the English Department, the same to be without salary during his absence, and that the Chancellor have authority to fill his place during his absence.

 

Rank of Prof Curtis

            V. Upon recommendation of the Chancellor, your committee reports that in view of this suggestion, that Dr. R.E. Curtis be advanced from the rank of Associate Professor to that of full Professor.

 

Military Excuses

            VI. Your committee, with reference to that portion of the report touching upon military service, would recommend that this Department be kept to its highest efficiency, & that excuses from services should not be permitted without the best of reasons, and where excuses are applied for because of physical disability, the same should not be granted unless approved by the surgeon of the battalion.

 

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Appropriations to Dist. Agr. Schools

            VII. This committee would suggest that the Board recommend to the Legislative Committee to take under advisement the propriety of having all appropriations to the District Agricultural Schools of this state transmitted, as in the case of Branch Colleges, through the treasury of the State University.

 

Dances in Alumni Hall

            VIII. Your committee has considered the application of a large number of students in reference to the use of the Alumni Hall for the social activities of the University. We are of the opinion that this petition should be granted upon the condition that any social activities of the University shall be carried on and held under such rules as may be formulated by the matter be left with them. [This section was laid on the table].

 

            IX. The resolution of Mr. Hodgson in reference to Branch Colleges has been considered by the Committee. We recommend that the following amended resolution be adopted:

 

Visiting Branch Colleges

            “That this Board requests and suggest that the several chairman of the several local boards of the trustees of the University visit the institutions under their charge at least once yearly and, when possible, twice yearly during the fall or spring sessions, for inspection, etc, and that the actual expenses for such visits be paid by the treasurer of said local boards.”

 

            X. Your committee recommends that the resolution offered by Mr. Goetchius in reference to publications of the Branch Colleges and the agricultural schools be adopted by the Board, this resolution being as follows:

 

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Publications of Branch Colleges to Trustees

            “Resolved, That the Boards of the several Branch Colleges, including those of the district schools, are requested to place upon their mailing lists the names of the members of the General Board of Trustees of the University, & to have mailed regularly to the members there of all catalogues, printed reports and other matter relating to the several colleges and schools which may from time to time be sent out by said subordinate branches of the University.

 

            “Resolved further, that the secretary of this Board furnish from time to time to the secretaries of the said subordinate Boards the names and correct post office addresses of the members of the Board.”

 

Law School Quarters

            XI. As to law school, your committee recommend:

  1. That the quarters of this Department be charged to the second floor of the Academic Building to the rooms now occupied by Prof. John Morris, Prof. Morris, in a spirit of accommodation, having expressed himself as being willing to use the rooms on the third floor, which will be vacated by Prof. Woofter.

 

Salary of Dean Morris

  1. That the salary of the Dean (Prof. Sylvanus Morris) be increased $500, so as to make it hereafter $3000 a year.

 

Additional Law Instructor

  1. That the Chancellor and the Dean be authorized to Employ, subject to the approval of the Prudential Committee, an additional Law Instructor, at a salary of $1200 a year, provided the resources of the University will permit of such employment.

 

D.S. Strickland

XII. That the degree of Bachelor of Law be conferred on D.S. Strickland, by the Chancellor, if he finishes the required course, including Examinations, to the satisfaction of the Law Faculty.

 

F.A. Gillen

XIII. We recommend that F.A. Gillen be permitted to graduate with the law class of this year after he has made the required units, and

 

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that upon this being done, the Chancellor be authorized to confer upon him his Law Degree.

 

Leave of Absence for Dr. Woofter

XIV. We approve the recommendation of the Chancellor to the effect that Dr. Woofter be granted a leave of absence for 1914-1915, provided satisfactory arrangements can be made to take care of his work during his absence.

 

Asst. In Commerce Dept.

XV. We recommend that an assistant in the Commerce Department be employed at a salary of $1500 a year, provided the Finance Committee can arrange for the payment of his salary.

 

Soph. Declaimers

XVI. We recommend that the Sophomore Declamation and contest for the cup be not discontinued.

 

                                                                        Samuel B. Adams,

                                                                        for the Committee.

 

Degree of Litt. D. for Dr. S.S. Wallace

            Mr. Gober presented the request of the Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology that the University confer the degree of Doctor of Litt. on Prof. S.S. Wallace, of the School of Technology. This was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

            Mr. McWhorter was added to the committee on legislation.

 

            The Board took recess until 5:30 o’clock in order to attend the Exercises at the Chapel and the military exercises.

 

Report of Pres. Board Trustees of Agr. College

            At half past five o’clock the Board re-assembled. President J.J. Conner, of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, made his annual report to the Board, which was adopted.

 

            The following committee report was made & adopted:

 

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            “1. In view of the plans for improving the campus, the committee do not think it wise at this time to enter into any agreement which possibly might not be in line with the plans which have been adopted.

 

Arboretum not for public use

            “2. The General Board some year ago delivered this portion of the University Campus to the special Board of the Agricultural College; and, as that Board has expressed its disinclination to surrender control of its arboretum, the General Board feel that it should approve this decision.

 

            “3. These grounds, under reasonable restrictions, are at present used by the public, and with the opening of the purposed roads and walks, the general public may have as full use of these grounds as the Trustees are authorized to grant.

 

            Respectfully submitted,

            Henry S. McDaniel,

J.J. Conner

            David C. Barrow,

            Committee

 

The following committee report was made and adopted.

            To the Honorable Board of Trustees,

            University of Georgia.

 

Site for Proposed Law Bldg.

Gentlemen:

            The committee appointed to select a site for the proposed Law Building recommend that Site no. 23 of the Leavitt Plan, which is at the corner of Broad & Lumpkin Sts., be taken

 

            Respectfully submitted,

            Henry S. McDaniel

            David C. Barrow,

            Committee.

 

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Report of Library committee

            The report of the Library Committee was made by Mr. Bower and was adopted with the exception of that portion recommending an appropriation of $500, which was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

L. Worrell petition

            The petition of L. Worrell to be allowed his degree when he has made up certain courses of study now lacking, was granted.

 

Revision of Manual

            On request of Mr. Hodgson further time was granted the committee on the revision of the Manual.

 

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

Athens, Ga June 17, 1913

 

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present at roll call & during the day Messrs Brown, McDaniel, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Gober, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Hughes, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Comer & Callaway.

 

            The minutes of the preceding session were read & confirmed.

 

Honorary Degrees

Mr Adams made the following report for the committee on Honorary Degrees, which was adopted:

            To the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia.

            The committee on Honorary Degrees submit the following, recommendations:

 

Sylavnus Morris LL.D.

  1. That the Degree of LL.D. be conferred on Professor Sylvanus Morris, or Athens, Ga.

 

W.N. Ainsworth D.D.

  1. That the degree of D.D. be conferred on the Rev. William N. Ainsworth, of Macon, Ga.

 

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Diplomas for Confederate Veterans

  1. That the Chancellor be authorized to issue diplomas to such students now living as were in attendance upon the University from 1861 to 1865 and who left the University to enter the Confederate Army, or who were deprived of their diplomas because of the closing of the institution during the war between the states – the degrees to be conferred being those for which such students were regularly entered.

 

Samuel B. Adams,

Chairman of Committee.

 

S.S. Wallace Litt. D.

            Mr Gober moved to suspend the rules and confer the degree of Doctor of Letters on Prof. S.S. Wallace. the motion was carried & the degree ordered to be conferred.

 

Report of Ga. Med. Col.

            Mr. Callaway reported as president of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Medical College. The report was adopted.

 

M.M. Parks Nominated for LL.D.

            The name of President M.M. Parks of the Ga Normal and Industrial College was proposed for the degree of LL.D., & under the rules the nomination went over for one year.

 

            Mr. McWhorter, for the special committee on Alumni Bureau of Publicity made the following report which was adopted after a motion by Mr. Bennett to strike that section appropriating $50 per month from the Brown fund income had been lost.

 

            “To The Board of Trustees

            University of Georgia,

 

Alumni Bureau of Publicity

 

Gentlemen:

            Your committee having had under consideration the resolution relating to establishing a publicity department, beg leave to submit the following report;

 

  1. We recommend that “The Alumni and Publicity Bureau” be established as of July 1st next.

 

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  1. We recommend that the manager be elected by the Prudential Committee.

 

  1. We recommend that the salary of the manager be fixed at one hundred & fifty dollars per month, effective July 1st next.

 

  1. We recommend that the Prudential Committee, with the Chancellor, designate the office of the manager on the Campus.

 

Bureau of Publicity

  1. We recommend that this officer shall have special charge of the publicity work of the University and that he be charged with furnishing date for the cataloging of the alumni, and in keeping in touch with their movements as suggested by the Alumni Association, and that the Prudential Committee, with the chancellor, designate the scope and extent of the duties of said manager and direct the discharge of such duties, subject to the control of this Board.

 

  1. We recommend that such manager be provided with a stenographer at a salary of $50 per month, effective July 1st next.

 

  1. We recommend that $50 per month as of the repayments of the Brown Fund be appropriated to the payment to the salary of the stenographer as of July, next

 

Hamilton McWhorter

SB Adams

W.E. Simmons

Clark Howell

H.R. Goetchius

Committee

 

Nomination J.H. Lumpkin for LL.D.

The name of Hon. Joseph Henry Lumpkin, of Atlanta, was proposed for the degree of LL.D.,

 

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and under the rules the nomination went over for one year.

 

Degrees Conferred

            The following degrees were on motion ordered conferred upon members of the graduating classes:

 

Master of Arts

Charles Holmes Stone

 

Civil Engineer

Eralbert Talmadge Miller

 

Master of Science

Ruben Winfield Allen

 

Master of Science in Agriculture

Ross Renfroe Childs, Benjamin Harris Hunnicutt, Claude Merton Kiger

 

Bachelor of Arts

With honors  - Robert Hill Freeman, Ernest Lee Jackson, George Livingston Williams

 

Blake Blackshear Bivins,                       Charles Julian Bloch

William Hugh Boswell               James Buttolph Burch

Brantley Callaway                     Charles Edward Caverly, Jr

Forrest Cumming                                  Edgar Brown Dunlap

Edward Lee Floyd                    Howard Banks Harmon

James Guyton Johnson              Miley Kimball Johnson

David White Johnston, Jr.                     Louis Koplin

Thomas Jackson Lance             Theodore Sidney Moise, Jr.

Edward Morgenstern                Hiram Ray McLarty

Julian Lowe Robinson               Benjamin Isaac Segall

William Henry Smith                 Robert Tate Stevens

Samuel Harris Wiley                 Joseph Yampolsky

 

Bachelor of Science (General)

Alonzo Freeman Awtrey                       Simon Turner Brewton

William Edward Campbell, Jr.   Frank Carter

Edward Percival Clark              Hubert William Conklin

Zachary Stuart Cowan              Herman Averill Crane

 

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Wales Bryan Ingram                 Jack Watson Lindsay

Edwin Forrest McCarty                        Carl Cecil McCrary

George Henry Noble, Jr.                      Grady Padgett

George Albert Sancken                        Gustavus York

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) 

Mark William Fitzpatrick (with honors)

Richard Tuggle Goodwyn, Jr.    Thomas Fred Jones

Henry Grady Kelly                   Florentino Severo Pina

Raul Estevan Pina                     Elmer Ingleby Ransom

John Rhodes Slade

 

Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)

Walter Bernard Hill.

 

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

Robert Lee Ballard                   William Tapley Bennett

William Jack Boyett                  Frank Davis Garrison

Robert Powell Howard             Julian Gordon Liddell

Luther Stephens Watson                       John Benjamin Williams

Wilbe Radford Wilson              Joseph Grady Woodruff

John Law Young

 

Bachelor of Law.

Olaf Johann Tolnas (with honors)

Marion Hendricks Allen                        Aubrey Oliver Bray

Pope Furman Brock                 Patrick Mell Cheney, Jr.

Mark Waverly Cauble              William Alexander Cunningham

DeWitt Talmadge Deen                        Samuel Kenney Dick

Robert DeWitt Duke                Charles William Gunnels

Hiles Hamilton                          Harold Charles Hutchens

Weyland Hudson Lanier                       James Montgomery Lynch

William Azmer Mann                Lewis Archibald Mills, Jr.

John Brazee Morris                  Charles Henderson Newsom

 

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Robert Marion Nicholson                     Robert Sheldon Raiford

Henry Levy Rogers                   David Augustine Russell

Frank Muir Scarlett, Jr.                         Henry Tucker Singleton

Parke Skelton                           Eugene Franklin Spradlin

William Milton Thomas             Roy William Wallace

Henry Grady Wood.

 

Graduate in Pharmacy

Robert Emmett Butterly                        William Adolphus Orr

Addison Loyd Norman             Henry Grady Parrish

 

            The Board took recess until 3 p.m., and at that hour re-assembled.

 

Gov. Elect Slaton

            Governor elect John M. Slaton appeared, in accordance with the invitation previously extended, and on motion of Mr. Howell addressed the Board.

 

Carnegie Foundation

            Mr. Callaway raised the question of the relation of this institution to the Carnegie Foundation and after information had been given by the Chancellor, on motion it was ordered that the chairman appoint a committee of two or three members to take up this matter in co-operation with the Chancellor, with a view to investigate and see what can be done. The committee was announced as follows: Messrs, Callaway, Hodgson, McWhorter & the Chancellor

 

LL.D. Conferred on Hon. P.W. Meldrim         

            Mr. Adams moved that the rules be suspended and the honorary degree of Doctor of Law be conferred on Mr. Peter W. Meldrim; and a rising vote the rules were unanimously suspended and the degree ordered to be conferred.

 

Fraternities

            A report from the faculty on the matter of fraternity invitations, in response to a communication referred to it at the last annual session of this Board, was on motion received & adopted. (See Book of Reports)

 

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Dist. Agr. Schools

            Mr. Conner reported the failure of one of the District Agriculture Schools to file a report and asked direction of the Board. On motion the matter was referred to the Legislative Committee, to take action already recommended by the Laws & Discipline committee, and the Secretary was directed to furnish that committee with a copy of this action.

 

Library Report

            At request of the Library Committee, unanimous consent was granted to the withdrawal of its report in order that the words “in the annual reports” might be stricken.

 

Report of State Normal School

            The report of the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School was on motion received and adopted.

 

            Mr. Bennett was granted permission to file the following protest against the action of the Board taken at the morning session today:

 

Protest of Mr. Bennett

Athens, Ga June 17, 1913

            I am in hearty accord with the Board of Trustees in establishing an Alumni Bureau, and believe that it is a wise and proper step and will greatly advance the interests of the University. I desire however, to enter my protest against that part of the resolution which authorizes the expenditure of $600 per annum of the Charles McDonald Brown scholarship fund to assist in the support of the said Bureau. I believe that to do so is in violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of the terms of the donation made by Governor Brown to the University of Georgia.

 

            I feel that all trusts confided to the Board should be guarded with the utmost care and caution, & the terms thereof literally complied with. Entertaining these views I desire

 

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to enter this my protest to the resolution this day adopted by the Board, which, in my opinion, seeks to direct the use of $600 annually of the fund, and humbly beg that this protest be entered on the minutes of the Board.

 

                        John W. Bennett

                        A member of the Board from

                        the 11th Congressional District.

 

4th Dist Agr. School

            On motion of Mr. Goetchius, the Fourth District Agricultural School was allowed to file its report, provided it be filed within thirty days.

 

Residences on Campus

            That part of the report of the property committee with regard to building of residences on the campus by members of the faculty was taken up, and on motion it was referred to the Prudential Committee with a request for a report at the next meeting of the Board, whether special or annual.

 

            On motion recess was taken until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

Athens Ga June 18, 1913

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present Governor Brown & Messrs McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Johnson, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Hughes, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Conner & Callaway.

 

            The minutes of the preceding session were read & confirmed.

 

            Mr Adams, for the committee on Laws & Discipline made the following report which was adopted:

 

            To the Board of Trustees

            University of Georgia:

The committee on Laws and Discipline, to

 

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Board of Visitors Report

Whom was referred the report of the Board of Visitors, beg to say that the matters referred to looking to the improvement & development of the University, have received, to the extent of out limited means, the consideration and action of the Board of Trustees. This able and exhaustive report shows that the Board of Visitors is in full sympathy with this improvement and development and we welcome their aid and encouragement.

 

                                    Samuel B. Adams

                                    Chairman

 

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Needs of University System

            “Resolved, That the Chancellor be requested to take up with the different heads of Colleges in the University system and obtain a statement of their needs and what amounts for which they will apply to the legislature, and that from such information he make up a budget to present to the legislature for appropriations.

 

            “Resolved further, that outside of the fund for maintenance, it is the sense of the Board that the most urgent need of the University is a central heating plant and dormitory.”

 

Supplemental Report Finance Committee

            Mr. Simmons for the Finance Committee submitted a supplemental report, which was adopted. (See Book of Reports).

 

            Mr. Goetchius introduced the following resolution which was adopted.

 

Harrison Co. Prize

            Resolved, That the Law Department be authorized to award what is known as the Harrison Co. Prize to the student in its department deserving such prize as the most meritorious

 

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in the cause for the two preceding years and that same can be so announced at the regular commencement exercise.

 

Property of Committee Report

            The report of the Property Committee was adopted except that portion as to building professor’s residences on the campus, which had already been referred to the Prudential Committee & with appropriations to cover the recommendation restricted to $4000, as already reported by the Finance Committee.

 

R.C. Wilson’s Rank

            On motion of Mr. Adams so much of the report of the laws & Discipline Committee as refers to the advancement of Dr. R.C. Wilson to the position of Associate Professor was reconsidered, he being already a full Professor, and then that part of the report was stricken.

 

Degree of Doctor of Pedagogy for Prof. Stewart

            Mr. Adams for the committee on Honorary Degrees recommended that the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy be conferred on Prof. Joseph S. Stewart. The report of the Committee was adopted the degree ordered to be conferred.

 

 

Attendance on Public Exercises

            Mr Howell introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

            Whereas, it appears that there is a growing indifference among the students and the citizens of Athens generally, to the public exercises of the commencement season.

 

            Resolved, that this matter be referred to the Chancellor & the Prudential Committee with the view of having their ascertain the cause of the trouble and reporting to this Board at its next meeting what remedial steps should be taken to insure a more representative attendance at the commencement exercise.

 

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            The Board then adjourned to meet in Atlanta upon the call of the Chairman.

 

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            The Board met, pursuant to the call of the chairman, in the State Library at 11a.m. & was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

Present

            There were present Chairman McDaniel, and Messrs. White, Meldrim, Simmons, Hodgson, Gober, Harris, McCants, Atkinson, Bower, Adams, Johnson, McWhorter, Newton, Conner, Callaway, Bennett, Howell & Governor Slaton. The excuse of Senator Bacon, who was detained in Washington by office duties and that of Mr. Goetchius, detained by illness, were read and they were excused from attendance at this meeting.

 

Ga. Industrial College

            On the invitation of the chair representatives of the several branches reported on the needs of their respective institutions. Among other items it developed that it seemed necessary to purchase a tract of land contiguous to the lands of the Industrial College near Savannah, belonging to General Meldrim, which he has allowed the college to use. On motion of Mr. Bennett, the legislative committee was requested to take up this matter & also to have released for the purchase of this land certain funds appropriated several years ago for a heating plant, & have the purchase arranged by the general assembly. By the general consent, General Meldrim was excused from voting on the question.

 

            After some discussion, the following motion, offered by General Meldrim, was unanimously adopted:

 

            Resolved:

  1. That the Chancellor of the University and the heads of the several branches thereof be authorized to present to the committees on appropriations the needs of their several institutions.

 

  1. That the Board of Trustees of the University of Ga., having due regard to their         

 

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present condition of the State Treasury, is of the opinion that the condition of the State Treasury does not authorize at this time appropriations except for maintenance.

 

  1. That the following amounts be and are hereby asked for the maintenance of the institutions herein named:

 

Budget

Present App.    Increase                       Total

Univ. of Ga. proper                  52,500.00        10,000.00        62,500.00

Summer School                                      5,000.00        ------------        5,000.00

North Ga. Agr. College                        21,500.00          3,500.00        25,000.00

School of Technology               80,000.00        10,000.00        90,000.00

Ga. No. & Ind. College                        52,500.00          7,500.00        60,000.00

College of Agriculture              

                           Maintenance              60,000.00        10,000.00        70,000.00

                           Extension work                      40,000.00        30,000.00        70,000.00

                           Farmer’s Institutes       2,500.00        ------------        2,500.00

                           Hog Cholera Serum     3,000.00        ------------        3,000.00

               State Normal School 47,500.00          7,500.00        55,000.00

               Medical College        ------------      30,000.00        30,000.00

               South Ga. Nor. College         25,000.00        ------------      25,000.00

 

  1. That no special appropriations be urged at this session of the legislature to any particular institution.

                                                                                                                                                     

            Mr. Hodgson reported from the Prudential Committee on the matter of arranging a form of lease for professors houses on the campus, and the matter was, on motion, referred to the Prudential Committee and the Chancellor with discretionary power to act.

 

            On motion the Board took recess until 2:50 p.m.

 

            Re-assembling after the recess, the Board appeared before the committee on appropriations of the House, and the needs of the several

 

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            institutions were presented to the committee by various representatives on the invitation of the Chancellor

 

            The Board then adjourned.

 

Diplomas

During the session 1913 – 1914, since the adjournment of the Board of Trustees and by authority previously conferred, diplomas were awarded the following:

 

Loyd Worrall – B.S. in Agriculture

 

Delver Solomon Strickland – B.L.

 

Donald Theodore McKinnon - B.L.

 

Bachelor of Arts Diplomas were awarded the following Confederate Veterans under resolution of session of 1913

 

Diplomas Confederate Veterans

1862 – John Harris Alexander – Tuskegee, Ala

1861 – George Baler Atkinson – Maxeys, Ga

1863 – Henry Clay Belcher -  Dalton, Ga 

1860 – John Hampton Belcher – Banton, La

1864 – James Norwood Belcher – Calhoun Falls, SC

1863 – Matthew Pierce Briscoe – Athens, Ga

1864 – S. Brown – Meridian, Miss.

1864 - Gideon Douse Harris – Columbus, Miss.

1865 – Henry Hillyer – Atlanta, Ga

1862 – James Marion Jackson – La Fayette, GA

1865 - Lawrence Lippman, Savannah, GA

1862 – William M. Middlebrooks – Atlanta, Ga

1864 – John I. Stoddard – Washington, D.C.

1863 – James Dudley Thomas – Rome, Ga

1865 – Edwin Gardner Weed – Jacksonville, Fla

1864 – John Waring Weed – New York City

1865 – John Richards White – White Hall, Ga

1865 – Edwin Leigh Wright – Smyrna, Ga

 

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University of Georgia,

Athens, Ga June 11, 1914

Present

            The Board of Trustees met at four o’clock this afternoon, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Hayes, Goetchius, Howell, Daniel, Johnson, Newton, White, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Conner & Callaway.

 

Prayer by Chancellor

            The Board was called to order by Chairman McDaniel and the session was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Excuses presented

            Excuses were rendered by Messrs Bennett, Brown, Harris and Hughes. These members were excused from attendance for the length of time requested.

 

Minutes read & approved

            The minutes of the preceding meeting were read & confirmed.

 

Prud. Com. minutes read & approved.

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read and approved.

 

Suggestion Rev. J.A. Sharpe for Hon. Degree referred to Com.

            The suggestion of Rev. J.A. Sharpe for an honorary degree was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Invitation of Univ. German Club.

            The invitation of the University German Club was read to the Board.

 

Standing Committees   

The chairman announced the following standing committees:

 

Laws & Discipline – Callaway, Gober, Meldrim, Howell & Goetchius.

 

Finance – Simmons, White, Atkinson

 

Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor

 

Brown Fund – McWhorter, Bennett, Hayes

 

Property – Gober, Newton, Hodgson, Daniel

 

Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, White

 

Library – Phinizy, Miller, Goetchius

 

Auditing – Thompson, Johnson, McCants

 

Branch Colleges – Atkinson, Harris, Callaway, Meldrim, Miller, McCants.

 

Invitations – Johnson, Goetchius, Bennett, Bower,

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Atkinson, Miller.

 

Legislative – Gober, Simmons, Howell, Conner, Thompson, Callaway, Goetchius, McWhorter, Newton.

 

Chancellor’s Report

            Chancellor Barrow read his report, which on motion of Mr. Simmons was referred to the appropriate committees.

 

Remarks in regard to his contemplated resignation.

            The Chancellor after reading his report made a few remarks in regard to his contemplated resignation a year hence.

 

            Mr. McWhorter introduced the following resolution which was unanimously adopted by a rising vote.

 

Resolution of protest unanimously adopted

“Resolved, That the Board Expresses its unreserved appreciation of Dr. David C. Barrow as Chancellor of the University and earnestly requests that he will not contemplate now or in the future resigning the duties of his great office, which he discharges with signal ability, fidelity and success, and in which he is rendering notable service to his alma mater and to his state.

 

            “Resolved, That a copy of the resolution be sent to Chancellor Barrow and to the press of the state.”

 

Hours for session fixed.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the following hours for session were fixed: 9:30 to 1:30, 4 to 5:30.

 

Treasurers Report

            The report of the treasurer was read and referred to the finance committee.

 

Reports of Branch Colleges.

            Mr Harris reported for the Georgia School of Technology, Mr. Meldrim for the Ga. Industrial College for Colored Youths, and Mr. McCants for the North Ga. Agr. College, and the reports were referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

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Presentation of new members Daniel & Miller.

            Chairman McDaniel called the attention of the Board to the presence of two new members, Messrs. Daniel and Miller, and introduced them to the Board.

 

Invitation of Senior Class to attend Opening White Way.

            The invitation of the Senior Class to the Board to attend the opening of the White Way tonight was read and on motion of Mr. Gober the secretary was instructed to acknowledge the receipt of the same and to express the appreciation of the Board.

 

Adjournment

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

June 12, 1914

Absentees.

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, all members present except Messrs. Bower, Thompson, Phinizy & Hughes.

 

Minutes.

Minutes of the 11th inst. read and approved.

 

Diplomas for old veterans.

            The Chancellor presented a statement as to the work done in securing information as to old veterans and conferring diplomas on the same.

 

Phinizy proposal to adv. Univ in Auga  [Augusta] Herald & Athens [Herald] committed

            A letter from Mr. Bowden Phinizy as to advertising the University in trade Editions of the Augusta Herald and Athens Herald was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

Diploma of first Graduating Class.

            A letter in regard to purchasing a diploma of a member of the first graduating class was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

Proposed Litt. D. for Dr. L.L. Knight

            A letter in regard to conferring the degree of Litt. D. on Lucien L. Knight, was referred to the Honorary Degrees committee.

 

            The recommendation of the Chancellor that Dr. R.C. Wilson be placed in charge of the

 

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Pharmacy Dep. R.C. Wilson

Pharmacy Department was referred to the Laws & Discipline committee.

 

Salary increase referred to Com.

Certain recommendations as to increases in salaries were referred to the Laws & Discipline committee.

 

Report State N.S.

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of State College of Agriculture

            Mr. Conner, President of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, submitted his annual report, which was received and ordered filed.

 

Visit to Ag. College & Farm

            On motion of Mr. Daniel it was decided to visit the Agricultural College and farm Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

 

Report of G.N. & I.

            Mr. Atkinson reported for the Girls Normal & Industrial College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Library committee

            Chairman McDaniel made certain changes in the Library Committee and announced the new committee as follows: Messrs. Goetchius, Miller & Daniel.

 

Gov. Slaton takes seat with the Board.

            Governor Slaton appeared and took his seat with the Board.

 

Permission to sell ices on campus during Com. granted to Miss Rutherford

            Miss Mildred Rutherford asked permission to sell ices on the campus during Commencement for the benefit of the City YWCA. On motion of Gov. Slaton, the rules were suspended by a vote of 9 to 4 and the permission asked for was granted.

 

T.W. Reed reelected Sec. & Treas & Reg for 3 years.

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, T.W. Reed was re-elected as Secretary, Treasurer & Registrar for the period of three years, Mr. Simmons casting the vote of the Board.

 

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Correspondence on Smith-Lever Bill

            On the reconvening of the Board this afternoon the secretary read the correspondence between Chairman McDaniel, Chancellor Barrow, President Soule, & Governor Slaton as to the appropriations under the Smith – Lever bill. This correspondence was ordered in the book of reports.

 

Report of Property Committee

            The property committee made its report and the report was referred to the finance committee. [See Book of Reports, Page __ (left blank)]

 

Report of Laws & Discipline Com.

            The Committee on Laws & Discipline reported through Mr. Callaway and the report was disposed of serration as voted below:

 

Report of Committee on Laws & Discipline

Omission from Catalogue of students at Normal College Valdosta

  1. We note that the summary of students in the catalogue does not include the students at the Normal College at Valdosta, and learn from the Chancellor that no report from that college was made. We recommend that the Chancellor write to the President of the College and call his attention to the omission and request that the proper reports be forwarded in the future. [This section was adopted.]

 

Appropriation for Chemistry Dept.

  1. Chemistry – We approve the appropriation asked for this department, to-wit, $250 for apparatus and $100 for completion of drought closets and shelving. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee]

 

Two Assistants for Dr. Campbell recommended

  1. We recommend that Dr. Campbell be authorized to appoint two student assistants at $100 each per annum and that the appropriation of $200 for apparatus be granted. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee]

 

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Engineering Department

  1. Civil Engineering – We recommend that Prof. S.B. Slack be elected Adjunct professor at a salary of $1350 and that the appropriations of $150 for student assistants and $50 for expenses of annual camp & survey be granted. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee]

 

While we think a testing machine for road extension work very desirable the cost of $1500 is more than the Board can afford to appropriate unless the Board is willing to ask the General Assembly for a special appropriation for this purpose [This section referred to Finance Committee]

 

Hist & Pol. Science

  1. History & Political Science. – We recommend that the appropriation of $150 for this department be granted. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee].

 

Math Dept.

  1. Mathematics. – We recommend that the selection of a tutor for this department to take the place of Mr. Cumming be left to the Prudential Committee. [This section was adopted.]

 

Romance Languages

  1. Romance Languages. – We recommend an appropriation of $75 to purchase a typewriter with French accent types. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee].

 

Physics

  1. Physics. – We recommend an appropriation of $500 for equipment and that Mr. E.A. Bailey be elected tutor at a salary of $500. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee, it being understood that Mr. Bailey is elected to this place if the Finance Committee fronts for the salary].

 

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Electrical Engineering

  1. Electrical Engineering – we recommend that an appropriation be made of $500 for apparatus and maintenance [This section was referred to the Finance committee.]

 

Applied Economics

  1. Applied Economics. – We recommend that an instructor be employed in this department at a salary of $1200 and that he be elected by the Prudential Committee upon the nomination of the Chancellor. We think this important [This section was referred to the Finance Committee].

 

Graduate School

  1. Graduate Schools – We commend the work being done by this school, but doubt if the Board has sufficient funds to make pecuniary recognition of the services of the professors as recommended by the Chancellor. [This section was adopted].

 

Law School

  1. Law Schools – We recommend that the salary of Mr. H.A. Nix be increased from $600 to $1000. It is Estimated that the receipts from this department will take care of this increase in salary. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee.]

 

Pharmacy

  1. Pharmacy – We recommend that Dr. R.C. Wilson be put in charge of this department as Professor of Pharmacy at a salary of $2200, he being entitled to this increase under the service rule. Also that an assistant in this department be elected by the Prudential Committee at a salary not over $600. [This section was adopted]

 

Infirmary

  1. College Infirmary – We recommend that the Chancellor be authorized to enlarge the college Infirmary whenever sufficient funds for that purpose

 

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        are obtained [This section was adopted.]

 

Co-operative Store.

  1. Co-operative store. – We recommend that the operation of a co-operative store be permitted on the campus for the benefit of the students under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the chancellor and subject to his complete control and regulation. [This section was re-committed to the Committee.

 

Summer School

  1. Summer School. – We endorse the chancellor’s recommendation that the legislature be requested to appropriate an additional sum of $2500 for the summer school. [This section was amended by adding the words, “if the legislative committee of this Board deem such a step advisable,” and as amended, the section was adopted.]

 

Use of Convicts

  1. Use of convicts – We recommend that the Secretary of this Board write to the Prison commission expressing the thanks and appreciation of the Board for sending convicts here to work and improve the state’s property and express the desire of the Board that they be continued for another year. Also that the thanks of the Board be extended to the Board of Commissioners of Clarke County for the liberal contract in regard to the care and keeping of these convicts. [This section was adopted]

 

Gen. Ed. Boards.

  1. General Education Board. – We recommend that the secretary of the Board write to Dr. Buttwick, Secretary of the General Education Board, expressing our appreciation of the appropriation of $2000 as a part of the expenses of the Department of Secondary

 

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Education and asked continuation of the appropriation. [This section was adopted]

 

  1. Dean of Franklin College – We recommend that the Dean of Franklin College be authorized to employ a book keeper at $900 a year in lieu of his present stenographer at a cost of $150 per year. [This section was referred to the Finance Committee.]

 

Election of Professors

  1. We recommend that the following professors be permanently elected to the positions they hold

H.W. Odum, associate professor Educational Sociology & Rural Economics

C.R. Fountain, adjunct professor of Physics

S.B. Slack, adjunct professor Civil Engineering

[This section was adopted]

 

DeRenne – Brooks correspondence regard to chair So. History refer

            Correspondence between Mr. W.J. DeRenne and Dr. R.P. Brooks in reference to an endowment of the chair of Southern History was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

           

Names Chancellor Barrow for Sc. D. Dr. Sanford for Litt. D. Referred to Com.

            The names of Chancellor Barrow for the degree of Sc. D. and Prof S.V. Sanford for the degree of Litt. D. were presented by Mr. Gober at the request of the trustees of the Ga School of Technology. Referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Athletic Fee-

            Mr. McWhorter introduced a resolution as to the fixing of an athletic fee, CR. (?), and it was referred to the Laws & Disciple Committee.

 

Report of Brown Fund Committee.

            Mr. McWhorter made the report for the Brown Fund Committee, and the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page 73]

 

Dr. K.C. Matheson recommended for the degree LLD

            Dr. Kenneth G. Matheson was nominated by Messrs. Simmons and Gober for the

 

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degree of LLD.

 

Members Excused from attendance.

            Messrs. Miller, Hayes and Hodgson were excused from attending the sessions of the Board, Mr. Miller and Mr. Hayes for the session, Mr. Hodgson for Monday and Tuesday.

 

Adjournment.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock

 

June 13, 1914

 

Absentees.

The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present all members except Messrs Slaton, Hayes, Bower, Thompson, Phinizy, Hughes, Harris & Miller.

 

Minutes.

Minutes read and approved.

 

Allen Fort presented for Degree D.D.

            The name of Rev. Allen Fort was presented for the degree of D.D., and was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Board of Visitors Report.

            The Board of Visitors made its report and a recess of ten minutes was taken in order that the members of this Board might meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

 

Georgian Magazine Referred to Prud. Com.

            A committee of students appeared before the Board on behalf of The Georgian, the University Magazine. A plan for the rehabilitation of this magazine was presented to the trustees by Mr. Victor Victor, and on motion of Mr. Howell the whole matter was referred to the Prudential committee with power to act. Later on Mr. Howell, with the permission of the Board, amended his motion so as to include other literary publications of the University.

 

Report Ga. Medical College.

            Mr. Callaway reported the Ga. Medical College and the report was referred to the

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Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees

            Mr. Adams made the following report for the committee on Honorary Degrees & it was adopted.

 

Joseph Henry Lumpkin – LLD.

            “The committee on Honorary Degrees recommend that the degree of LLD be conferred upon Hon. Joseph Henry Lumpkin, a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia;

 

David C. Barrow Sc. D.

(2) We approve the recommendation of the local Board of the Ga School of Technology to the effect that the degree of Doctor of Science be conferred on Chancellor David C. Barrow,

 

S.V. Sanford Litt. D.

and that the degree of Doctor of Literature be conferred on Prof. S.V. Sanford;

 

(3) We recommend that the degree of DD be conferred on Rev. Luke G. Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga”

 

Motion to Suspend Rules & Confer degrees LLD on J.M. Pound & M.M. Parks Lost.

            Chancellor Barrow moved to suspend the rules and confer the degree of LL.D. on Messrs. Jere M. Pound and Marion M. Parks. The motion was lost by a vote of 6 to 9.

 

Report of Library Committee.

            Mr. Goetchius reported for the Library Committee and the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page 75]

 

Finance Committee

            Mr. Simmons presented the report of the Finance Committee and the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page 71].

 

Insurance Committee

            Mr Simmons reported for the Insurance committee and the report was adopted. [See Back of Reports, Page 77]

 

Leave of Absence Mr. Howell

            Mr. Howell was granted leave of absence for Monday.

 

            The Board adjourned until Monday morning at 9:30.

 

Laws & Discipline Com.

* The report of the Laws & Discipline Committee made today should have been recorded here. It is recorded on Pages 954-955 & 956.

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Absentees

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, all members present except Messrs. Slaton, Hayes, Howell, Thompson, Phinizy, Hughes, Hodgson, Harris and Miller.

 

Botany Dept Conference with Ag. Trustees Referred to Pru. Com.

            Chancellor Barrow reported the results of a conference with Messrs. Conner and Newton, of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture as to the proposition concerning the Botany Department. The matter was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

 

Committee on Law Library.

            The chairman announced as a standing committee the committee on law library, consisting of Messrs. Gober McWhorter and Simmons.

 

Infirmary Fee.

            On motion of Mr. McWhorter the infirmary was added to the resolution regarding the ten dollar fee that is to be charged students in the future, so that the infirmary will partake of a division of that fee alone with the gymnasium and the athletic association.

 

Time for Military Ex Change.

            On motion of Mr. Bennett the Board by a vote of 8 to 4 decided to change the time of holding the military exercises from Monday of Commencement week to the preceding Friday.

 

Committee appointed to appear before Carnegie Board

            Mr. J.M. Callum was granted the privilege of appearing before the Board of Tuesday.

 

            The Board took recess until afternoon.

 

            At the afternoon session Mr. Callaway submitted the following resolution which was adopted:

 

            “Your committee begs leave to report that all efforts to get Dr. Pritchett, the secretary of the Carnegie Board, to visit Athens, during the past year have failed. He inspected the

 

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Medical Department of the University at Augusta last fall and promised to return during the spring at which time we hoped to get him to come to Athens, but he was prevented from coming to Georgia during the spring.

 

            “We believe that the University of Georgia is entitled to membership in the Carnegie Foundation but that no progress will be made unless we make formal application to the Board and have a committee to appear before the Board and present the claims of the University.

 

Committee: The Chancellor, Mr. Callaway, Dr. White.

            “Your committee therefore recommends that a committee of three be appointed, consisting of the chancellor, one member of the Board and one member of the Faculty, to appear before the Carnegie Board at its next meeting, or at such time as they can get a hearing, and present the claims of the State University for membership in the Carnegie Foundation. The expenses of said committee to be borne by the University.” The committee was named,  county (?) or the Chancellor, Mr. Callaway, & Dr. HC White.

 

Dr. F.M. Ridley A.B. as of Class of 1875

            On motion of Mr. Gober the degree of Bachelor of Arts was ordered to be conferred, extra ordinance, upon Dr. Francis Morris Ridley, as the Class of 1875.

 

Fellows in Chemistry.

            Mr. Meldrim introduced a resolution as to the Employment of two fellows in Chemistry for the session of 1915-1916. This was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

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Absentees.

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock, present all members except Messrs. Slaton, Hayes, Phinizy, Hughes, Harris & Miller.

 

Minutes

            The minutes of the preceding session were read and approved.

 

            Mr. Goetchius introduced a resolution as to speeches on commencement occasions by the students of the college and its branches and after some discussion it was amended and passed as follows:

 

Resolution Mr. Goetchius examination of paper & speeches to be delivered at commencement.

            “Resolved, That it is the sense of this Board that the rule as to examination of the papers of speeches of the students for the chapel exercises shall be strictly enforced and that in the future all the papers or speeches of representatives of the several colleges shall be first submitted to the chancellor, and nothing violating of the present rules shall be permitted therein.”

 

Resolution on Attendance on Commencement

            Mr. Goetchius also introduced a resolution as to attendance on commencement exercises at the chapel, which was referred to the Laws & Discipline Committee.

 

Assignment of Trustees to Branch Colleges.

            The announcement of assignments of the trustees to the several branch college boards, for a period of two years from Oct 3, 1914, was made by Chairman McDaniel as follows:

 

            State College of Agriculture – Newton, Bennett, Hughes.

 

            North Ga Agriculture College – Hodgson, Thompson, Johnson

 

            School of Technology – Gober, Simmons, Howell

 

            State Normal School – Daniel, Hayes, McWhorter

 

            Ga Medical College – Phinizy, White, Newton

 

            Ga Industrial College – Bennett, Newton, Bower

 

            Ga Normal & Industrial College – Adams, Goetchius, Bennett

 

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Med. Dept. arrangement Emory & Mercer relative to conferring degrees approved.

 

The following resolution by Mr. Callaway was adopted:

            “That the proposed plan of the Medical Department to enter into arrangement with Mercer University and Emory College whereby these institutions will confer upon students of the Medical College, who have completed two years course in such literary colleges, the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medicine upon certificates of satisfactory work in the Medical Department of the University, meets with the approval of this Board:”

 

Report Laws & Dis. Com.

            The following report of the Laws & Discipline Committee was made by Mr. Callaway on Saturday, June 13th and should have been written into the minutes for that day:

 

  1. “Your committee had Dr. Reade to appear before us and explain the needs of the Department of Botany. He asks for an assistant Professor at $1200, and $1200 for a conservatory and garden, also $500 for equipment. We think this a very important department, especially to the work of the College of Agriculture, and therefore recommend that all of the requests be granted, provided the necessary funds can be secured. We therefore reconvened that the chancellor take this matter up with the authorities of the State College of Agriculture and see if an arrangement can be made whereby the Agriculture College shall pay ½ the cost of this department & if so we then recommend that all the requests be granted. [This section was adopted]

 

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Athletic Fee.

  1. That the Prudential Committee be authorized to fix a fee not exceeding Ten ($10.00) Dollars for each student registering in the University, for the support and maintenance of Athletics and gymnasium, said fee to admit each student paying the same to all athletic contests without paying any further charge therefore, and the benefits of the gymnasium, That said fee be divided by the Prudential Committee between the Athletic Association and the gymnasium, as may be considered fair and Equitable.” [This section was adopted.]

 

Excuse from Drill of Foot-ball & Base-ball men

  1. That any student regularly accepted on the football or baseball team for any current year may be excused from military duty by the Prudential Committee on the recommendation of the Physical Direction, approved by the Chancellor. [This section was adopted].

 

Chancellor, Dean, & Pres. Soule – plenary power to schedule all games. – on recom. of Phys. Director

  1. That the Chancellor and Deans Snelling & Soule, upon the recommendation of the Physical Direction, be vested with plenary power to schedule all of the intercollegiate games of the Athletic teams [This section was adopted]

 

No authority to purchase diplomas

  1. We are of the opinion that it is unwise to set a precedent of buying diplomas. We therefore recommend that the Chancellor inform Mrs. Jones that the Board has no authority to appropriate money for the purchase of diplomas. [This section was adopted]

 

DeRenne Prop. Accepted.

  1. That Mr. DeRenne’s proposition be accepted upon the following terms:

1st That Mr Brooks be made full professor

 

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DeRenne Prop.

of Southern History, which will carry his salary to $2200.

 

Terms of Acceptance.

            2nd That in view of the patriotic contribution to the cause of Georgia history by Mr. DeRenne, we recommend that His department be called the “W.J. DeRenne Chair of Southern History.”

 

            3rd. That the circumstances as to the salary of Prof. Brooks be fully explained to Mr. DeRenne and that he be requested to make his offer $400 per annum for four years instead of $600 per annum for three years, as contained in his letter. [This section was adopted].

 

Advertising Prop. Declined.

  1. We recommend that the advertising proposition be declined for want of sufficient funds. [Adopted]

 

Co-op Store authorized.

  1. We renew our recommendation that the proposed co-operation store for the benefit of Faculty and Students of the University as now being chartered be permitted to operate on the campus under complete control and regulation by the Chancellor. [This section was adopted.]

 

The following degrees as recommended by the Faculty were ordered conferred:

 

Recommended for Degrees. M.A.

 

Master of Arts.

Edward Percival Clark,                         Mary Dorothy Lyndon,                         Charles Henderson Newsome.

 

Master of Science in Agriculture.

Lloyd Worrall

 

Bachelor of Arts

AB

Aaron Blum Bernd

Hoyt Henry Whelchel        [Both] with honors

 

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Ernest Aubrey Bailey,               Henry Towns Maddux

George Barnes Barrett              Thomas Allan Maxwell.

James Young Bowen                Frances Marion Moise

Thomas Jefferson Collins                      Charles Baldwin McDaniel Jr.

Arthur Gibbes Crafts                Robert Ligon McWhorter

Mason Jones Florence              Erle Ewart Peacock

Casper Ira Funkenstein             Henry McDaniel Pitts

William Winchester Hardaway  William Gordon Preston

William Edgar Hitchcock                      Edgar Rudolph Pund

Frank Alexander Holden                       John Donald Wade

Fred Capers Jordan                  Herbert Daniel Williams

 

Bachelor of Science (General)

David Knox McKamy, with honors.

B.S. Gen

Enoch Blasingame Benson,       LeRoy Michael

Dana Blackmar, Jr.                   John Edward McDonald

Tinsley Rucker Ginn                  Russell Hugo Patterson

Claude Luke Gray                    David Roscoe Peacock

Julian Cooper Howard              Richard Newelt Schwab

Pierce Merry                            Guy Summerour

 

B.S.C.E.

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

Theodore Markwalter Von Sprecken, with honors.

Frank Washington Cheney                    Chauncey Vance Middlebrooks

Arturo Diaz                              Cadesman Pope

Bob Jake Fletcher                    Robert Dunham Short

Goley Holder                            Thomas Davenport Symmes

Alphonse Anderson Winter

 

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Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

Thomas Lyne Asbury,               Clarence Elwood Martin

Wing Ting Austin                      William Clyde Nanney

Clarence Avery Bryant             Edward Barbara O’Kelley

Charles Buchwald                     Everette Patman

Jefferson Irwin Davis                Lennie Groover Proctor

Edward Carleton Dillard                       Henry Heino Rothe

James Augustine Johnson                      Robert O’Neal Suddath

DeWitt Wilson Loyd                 Paul Tabor

Edison Collins Westbrook

James Force Hart, as of the class of 1902

 

Bachelor of Law

Henry Dozier Russell, with honors.

Virgil Emory Adams                 Allen Napoleon Kiffer

Ernie Adamson                         Jay Weirs Kieve

Willis Moses Avera                  Emil Watson Leard

Ulrich Joseph Bennett               Walter Felix McDaniel

John Lamar Booth                    John Edward McDonald

Luther Hoyt Boswell                 Walter Raleigh McDonald

Simon Turner Brewton              Donald Theodore McKinnon

William Le Grand Bryan                       William King Meadow

Walter Hatton Burt                   Francis Hamilton Miller

Samuel Adams Cann                Olin Stephen Pace

Frank Carter                            Charles Orville Parker

Bentley Hart Chappell               David Roscoe Peacock

Isaac Perry Cooke                   Edgar Legare Pennington

John Martin Cowart                  Ivey Washington Rountree

David Robert Cumming                        Francis Walker Salley

Carlton Carlisle Davis               Edward Lowe Semple

John Prior Edwards                  Augustus Octavius Bacon Sparks

Walker Reynolds Flournoy       Delver Solomon Strickland

Hugh Nelson Fuller                   Eugene Stoddard Taylor

Hugh Mitchell Gannon              Clarence Rowland Vaughn

Robert Russell Gunn                 Victor Victor

Edgar Duskin Kenyon               James Wilson Young

 

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Graduate in Pharmacy

Phar.

Robert Austin                           James Frank Hammett

Murray Elton Freeman              George Lowndes Harrison

Frank Dorsey Gray, Jr.                         Robert Walton Murray

James Prior Wingate

 

Resolution on Fellows in Chem. Tabled.

Mr. Callaway reported from the Laws & Discipline committee the resolution as to the appointment of two fellows in chemistry in 1915, recommending that the resolution be adopted, provided the funds available. After some discussion the resolution was laid on the table by a vote of 9 to 3.

 

The following letter from M. Eugene Dodd was referred to the Brown Fund Committee:

Atlanta, Ga June 15, 1914

 

Hon. H.D. McDaniel

Chairman Board of Trustees,

University of Georgia,

Athens, Ga.

 

Com. from Mr. Eugene Dodd.

Dear Governor McDaniel:

            Harry and I herewith send check for $500 as a donation to the “Brown Fund”, to be administered by the Trustees of the University of Georgia under the same rules as those prescribed for the administration of that Fund. Our primary purpose is to the extent of an ability, to add to the Fund which has aided so many young gentlemen among the farmers’ sons, and other workers in Georgia, to obtain an education at the state’s university.

 

            Incidentally, we desire to pay tribute to the wisdom, foresight, industry, and frugality of that great statesman, the late Senator Joseph E. Brown, who may be said to have been a pioneer in Georgia in the matter of educational philanthropy. Yours very truly

                                                Eugene Dodd

 

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University of Georgia,

June 16, 1914

 

Town or P.O. Address of speakers to appear on Com. Prog.

            Mr. Callaway made for the Laws & Discipline Committee the following report, which was adopted:

            “Resolved, that in the preparation of the published programme for University Day (Monday of Commencement week) the name of the town or post office address of the speakers shall be published.

 

Full attendance urged for University Day.

            “Resolved, further, that in order to promote the object of University Day at Commencement it is the sense of the Board that the Faculty and others make a special effort to have a full attendance of the student body.

 

Notice to heads of Branch Colleges of Rules as to Speeches.

            Mr. McCants moved that the secretary notify the presidents of the several Branch Colleges of the rules of the Board as to speeches at Commencement. Carried.

 

Recess to attend exercises at Chapel

            The Board took recess to attend the exercises at the chapel.

 

Pres. J.M. Collum 3rd Dist A&M Addresses the Board.

            At the afternoon session President J.M. Collum, of the Third District Agricultural & Mechanical School Addressed the Board.

 

Thanks of Board to Dr. Collum

            On motion of Mr. Howell the thanks of this board were extended to Mr. Collum for his address and he was requested to accompany the trustees to the chapel and to occupy a seat on the stage.

 

Excused from attendance Mr. Johnson

            Mr. Callaway & Mr. Johnson were excused from attendance Wednesday.

 

Mr. Callaway.

            Mr. Bennett reported for the Brown Fund committee that the gift of the Messrs. Dodd be accepted with the thanks of the Board and that it be set aside for the purposes indicated in the letter making the donation, the fund to be known as the “Dodd Scholarship Fund”

 

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

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Absentees.

            The Board met this morning, present all members except Messrs Hayes, Hughes, Harris, Johnson, Callaway, Phinizy & Miller.

 

Minutes

Minutes of preceding day’s session read and approved.

 

Degrees LLD on Judge Samuel B. Adams

The rules were suspended and by a rising vote the following resolution was adopted unanimously (Judge Adams not voting):

 

            “Whereas, Judge Samuel B. Adams, a graduate of the University of Georgia in the class of 1872, and continuously a member of its Board of Trustees from the first Congressional District since 1902, has, in the estimation of the Board of Trustees, accomplishments in the world of letters amply sufficient to entitle him to the honorary degree of Doctor of Law,

 

            “And whereas, the heightened character of Judge Adams and the Elevated plane of manhood upon which he stands as a citizen of this state, would in the judgement of the Board, however the University, if it should confer upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of law.

“Therefore, be it resolved, by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, that in Judge Adams’ case, the rules of the Board as to the conferring of honorary degrees be suspended and that the honorary degree of Doctor of Law be conferred upon the Honorable Samuel B. Adams, of the County of Cheatham.”

 

Hon. H.D. McDaniel reelected Chmn Board.

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, Hon. Henry D. McDaniel was re-elected chairman of the Board for the ensuing two years by a unanimous rising vote.

 

Authority to confer Degree BL on W.E. Daley

            Authority was given to confer the degree of Bachelor of Law on Mr. Walter E. Daley.

 

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To be adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

            Mr. Gober moved that when the Board adjourn, it adjourn subject to the call of the chairman, & if it becomes necessary for a meeting to be held in Atlanta, that such meeting be held. Carried.

 

Report of Com. on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Atkinson made report for committee on Branch Colleges which was adopted. [See Book of Reports. Page 76]

 

Mr. Bennett added to Legislative Com.

            Mr. Bennett was added to the legislative Committee

 

Authy to confer degree in absentia on F.S. Moise

            Authority was given to confer degree on F.M. Moise in absentia, should he not be present to receive his diploma.

 

Prof. J.R. Conner presented for degree Dr. Science

            Prof. James R. Conner was presented for degree of Doctor of Science & under the rules the nomination goes over for one year.

 

Status Denmark will case.

            Mr. Meldrim reported as to the status of the Denmark will case.

           

Resolution regard to attendance by students of social festivities during exercises

            The resolution of Mr. Bennett prohibiting students from attending any of the social festivities on Saturday and Monday evenings of Commencement week until after the exercises of the Chapel was reported back by the Laws & Discipline Committee with the recommendation that this matter be referred to the Chancellor with power to act. The report of the committee was adopted.

           

Adjournment

            The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman after having approved the minutes of today’s session.

 

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Atlanta, Ga July 30, 1914

Meet in State Library   

            The Board met, pursuant to a call of the Chairman, in the State Library at 10 o’clock, and was opened with prayer by the chancellor.

 

Present.

            The roll call showed the following present: Chairman McDaniel and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Daniel, Newton, White, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Conner and Callaway.

 

Excuses

            The Chairman stated that the Governor was excused by law and Messrs. Hughes and Bennett were on motion excused by the Board.

 

Denmark Will

            Mr. Meldrim reported an offer of counsel of Mr. B.A. Denmark to settle the litigation over the will of Mr. Denmark by payment of one third of the net estate, and Mr. Callaway moved that the Board accept the proposition. On division, the vote stood by to accept & or to reject the offer. Mr. Adams requested that his vote to reject the offer be recorded.

 

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

 

Acceptance J.H. Lumpkin W.J. Young Gifts by Referendum

            During the summer of 1914, as will appear on the minutes of the Prudential Committee, the Board by referendum vote accepted the gift of $5200 by Judge Joseph Henry Lumpkin to establish the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Scholarship Fund, & the gift of $25000 by Dr. W.J. Young. to establish at the Medical College in Augusta, the Wm. J. Young Library Fund. Copies of these gifts have been recorded in the Book of Reports pages ____ & _____ (left blank)

 

Secy Authorized to amend minutes regard to Denmark will case.

By correspondence with the Chairman, the Secretary was authorized to correct the minutes of the July meeting so as to more fully set forth the terms of the settlement of the Denmark will case, so that the minutes will, read by setting aside one-third of the net estate to be held by a trustee to

 

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be named by the creator of the trust, the income from the same to go to Mrs. Denmark during her life & at her death the corpus of said fund to go to the University of Ga.”

 

Mr. Rowe named member Pru. Com. of Board of Trustees of Med. College

            Upon the appointment of Mr. H.J. Rowe to succeed Capt. Jos. White as a member of this board. Chairman McDaniel named Mr. Rowe as a member of the Prudential Committee and as a member ex-officio of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. Medical College.

 

 

UGA 97-104:8

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

Volume VII

1915-1931

 

(Minute began on page 55)

(Page 55)

Athens, Ga. June 10, 1915

 

            The Board of Trustees met this afternoon at half past four o’clock.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman D. D. McDaniel and was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Members Present:

            The roll was called and the following members answered to their names: Messrs. McDaniel, McWhorter, Adams, Hayes, Newton, Thompson, Bennett, Harris, Rowe, Hodgson, Meldrim, Atkinson, McCants, Thomas, Conner.

            Messrs. Rowe and Thomas, the new members, were presented to the board by the chairman, this being their first meeting with the board.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were rendered by Messrs. Simmons, Hughes, Miller and Goetchius.  Messrs. Simmons and Hughes were excused for the session and the others until their arrival in the city.

 

Minutes:

            Minutes of the board since last June and certain authorized auditions thereto were read and approved.

 

Prudential Committee Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential committee for the last year were read.  A letter from Chairman McDaniel to Judge S. B. Adams concerning the settlement of the Denmark will case and the actual settlement agreed upon in that case were ordered added to the other minutes on that subject, and with these additions the minutes of the Prudential committee were approved.

 

Dr. H. V. Hardwick’s Diploma:

            On motion of Mr. McWhorter the Chancellor was authorized to issue the diploma of Dr. H. V. Hardwick, who was a Confederate veteran entitled to his diploma under the resolution of the board on the subject of conferring degrees on veterans who lost their chance to secure a degree by leaving college tot enter the service of the Confederacy.  Dr. Hardwick died the year before this resolution was passed by the board, but the board expressed itself willing to authorize the diploma to the issuer and presented to the widow of Dr. Hardwick.

            A telegram from Governor Slaton was read, stating tat he could not be present tomorrow on account of important business engagement at the capitol.

Honorary Degrees:

            Three letters in regard to honorary degrees for President M. M. Parks, Rev. Allen Ford + Rev. W. T. Hurnmatt? Were referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            The Chancellor was excused from reading his report, each member of the Board having a printer copy of the same.  Chancellor Barrow made a few remarks calling the attention of the Board to the salient points in his report.  The report was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee, that as? Such parts as (Page 56) belonged to that committee and other parts to the finance committee.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

            The report of the treasurer was referred to the finance committee.

 

Committees:

The committees were announced as follow:

Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson, Rowe

Finance – Simmons, Goetchius, Rowe

Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor

Brown Fund – McWhorter, Bennett, Hays

Property – Gober, Newton, Hodgson, Thompsons

Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, Rowe

Library – Goetchius, Hodgson, Miller, Thomas

Laws + Discipline – Bennett, Callaway, Harris, Adams, Meldrim, Gober, Phinizy

Invitations – Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Phinizy, McCants

Auditing – Thompson, Hays, Thomas

Branch College – Atkinson, Harris, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Callaway, Thomas

Legislation – Gober McWhorter, Simmons, Howell, Bennett, Miller, Rowe, Newton, Has, Thomas (Later on in the session the names of Messrs. Bower, Hodgson, Phinizy + Thompson were added to the committee.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            The hours for the meeting were fixed as follows: 9:30 to 1:30 and 4 to 5:30 Eastern Time

 

Tribute to Deceased Members:

            On motion of Mr. McWhorter pages on the minutes were ordered inscribed to the memory of Judge Robert T. Daniel and Capt. James White, late members of the board.

 

Report of the School of Technology:

            Mr. Harris made the report for the Georgia School of Technology, which was referred to the Committee on Branch College.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at half past nine o’clock

 

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 11, 1915

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock.  The roll was called and the minutes of the following day was read and approved.

            Those present at the roll call and during the day were Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, McWhorter, Bower, Hays, Goetchius, Howell, Newton, Thompson, Bennett, Harris, Meldrim, Atkinson, McCants, Callaway, Miller, Thomas, Conner, Hodgson and Rowe.

 

Report on Denmark Will Case:

            Mr. Meldrim read the report of the committee on the Denmark Will Case, and the report was ordered recorded [See Book of Reports, page…].  On motion of Mr. Howell the thanks of the Board were extended to the committee for the splendid service rendered the University.

 

State School Auditor’s Report:

            The report of the State School auditor on the books of the treasurer was referred to the committee on auditing

Mr. Meldrim reported for the Ga. Industrial College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Honorary Degrees:

            Mr. Harris presented a request from the Board of Trustees of the Ga. School of Technology that the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy be conferred on Prof. J. M. Collum, that of Master of Science on Prof. Wm. Randle, and that of Doctor of Literature on President M. M. Parks, of the Ga. Normal + Industrial College.  These matters were referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

            Mr. Newton explained why he could not attend the meeting of the Trustees of the Ga. Industrial College at Savannah, he being a member of the executive committee of the State College of Agriculture, and the meetings of the two bodies coming at the same time.

 

Report of State Normal School:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Invitations to Board:

            An invitation from the senior class to be present at the formal presentation of the gift of that class to the University at half past seven o’clock was accepted.

            The Board accepted an invitation to be present at the chapel at 12:40 o’clock to witness the presentation of the prizes to the winners in the State High School contests.

 

Physical Examination of Students:

            The Board took recess for the committee to do their work and was subsequently called to order to hear a talk by Dr. L. G. Hardman, who made (Page 58) the suggestion that physical examinations of students be made each year at the opening of College and a record kept of the physical development of the college students during their stay in college.  Dr. Hardman stated that if the fees paid by students for the infirmary did not suffice, he would personally guarantee the remaining sum for the first year.

            After some discussion and a member of motions, Mr. Howell introduced a resolution which took the place of all the others and was passed as follows:

 

Resolution as to Physical Examination of Students:

            “Resolved, that the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture and the resolution of Dr. L. G. Hardman thereon as to the medical examination of the students be referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act, and that said committee be requested to invite into conference the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture and Dean W. H. Doughty, of the Georgia Medical College.

 

Thanks to Dr. Hardman:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the thanks of the Board were returned to Dr. Hardman for the interest shown by him in this matter.  

 

Report of the N. G. Agricultural College:

            Mr. McCants made the report for the North Georgia Agricultural College and it was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board then adjourned until 4 o’clock

            At 4 o’clock the Board reconvened.

            Mr. Bennett presented the report of the Laws and Discipline Committee.

 

Amendment of Report of Finance Committee:

            On motion of Mr. Hodgson the report of the finance committee was taken up by the Board.  Mr. Hodgson moved to amend by increasing the amount appointed for the salary of the YMCA secretary from $500 to $600.  It was carried.

 

Finance Committee Reports:

            The report of the finance committee was then adopted [See Book of Report, Page…]

 

Laws + Discipline Committee Report:

            The report of the Laws and Discipline Committee was then adopted subject to the approved of the finance committee on all point involving appropriations.  This report was as follows:

 

Advancements of Associate and Adjunct Professors:

  1. “In the matter of the request for the advancement of associate professors to full professorships, the Committee’s opinion is, that in new of the financial condition of the Board, that it would be unwise to make this advancement at the present time, and their opinion (Page 59) is that his matter should go over to a further meeting of the Board.  The committee would be glad to do anything that is necessary in this time, but at the present time cannot recommend such advancement, since it would involve increased expenditure of money.  This also applies to the advancement of adjunct professors to the associate professors. [Adopted] 

 

Fellowships + Tutors Chemistry Biology + Botany:

  1. In the matter of fellowships in Chemistry and tutors in Biology and Botany, the Committee’s opinion is that this matter should be left to the Prudential Committee with full power to act in new of the condition of the treasury when the legislature should have made its appropriation for the University.  If it should turn out that they have money to do this, they should have full power to do so, and it is the committee’s opinion that the request for this money should be made to the legislature, as it is necessary and an important matter.  These departments are great advancements of the University and should have every encouragement that the State can give them.  They need this teaching help on account of the great work that these departments are doing. [Adopted]

 

School of Commerce:

  1. As the School of Commerce this year has developed into being a very great department of the University, the other schools having taken this up, it finds a great necessity for the public demands to run this department successfully, and the University is absolutely in need of an appropriation from the legislature of $5000.  We think that the Board should ask of the legislature that it appropriate this much money for this purpose, and this committee must earnestly recommends and requests such an appropriation [Adopted].

                                                                                    

W. T. Turk Leave of Absence:

  1. In the matter of the request from Prof. W. T. Turk for a leave of absence to be granted for the year 1916-1917, this committee recommends that this be granted with the proviso that he appoint someone in his place with the acceptance of the Chancellor and Prof. Lustrat [Adopted].

 

Historical Laboratory:

  1. The request of Prof. McPherson with reference to the establishment of a Historical Laboratory, the initial expense not be exceed $150, in the opinion of this committee should be granted.  It is the committee’s opinion that this is a very important matter and that this slight expenditure would be well spent in this direction [Adopted, subject to the approved of the finance committee].

 

(Page 60) Summer School:

  1. This committee is of the opinion that the University of Georgia subserves no greater interest than the interest of the teachers of Georgia in supplying common schools with proper material for running these schools.  The Summer School of the University last year had an attendance of 654, and the application thus far show that there will be really a large attendance during the present summer.  The Committee’s opinion is that the Board should request the legislature to appropriate for the expenses of the school $2500.  This should be in addition to the regular $5000 already appropriated, since such an appropriation is no part of the expenses of the University and would not be embodied in the regular appropriation for maintenance [Adopted].

 

Denmark Hall:

  1. Special reference being made in the report of the Chancellor to the subject of Denmark Hall, it appears that the hall was constructed for the accommodation of 196 students and that 234 students has received the benefit of the hall.  It further appears that applicants, one hundred in number in excess of the possible limitation of the hall have now been made, and it is earnestly recommended that the legislature make due appropriation for the increased accommodation.  It is vitally important that the students are being supplied at this hall with their board at the low price of $10 per month.  Nothing can appeal more strongly to the State than to afford to the student body this accommodation at such reasonable rates. [Adopted].

 

Maintenance Increase:

  1. The appropriation last year for maintenance by the legislature was $52500.00.  The items furnished by the Chancellor show that it is absolutely necessary that this be increased for the next year by $13000.  When taken into consideration the work the University is doing, the increase in attendance, and the great results that it is achieving, this is a very small amount of money to be asked of the State to keep the University on a firm footing, and to be in a position to do what is expected of it, and this committee most respectfully recommends that the legislature be asked to make this appropriation and that the maintenance fund this year be $65700.00. [Adopted].

 

Petition of G. York:

  1. In the case of the petition of Mr. Gustavus York that the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture be conferred on him when he shall have completed his course in Cotton Industry and Farm Mechanics, this Committee recommends that same be granted. [Adopted].

 

(Page 61) Phonograph for German Dept.:

  1. We recommend that $50 be appropriated for the purchase of a phonograph for the department of German.  We also recommended that $50 be appropriated for the School of Pharmacy for the purpose of buying medicine for the hospital and infirmary departments.  These recommendations made subject to the approved of the finance committee. [Adopted, subject to the approved of the finance committee].

 

Gymnasium Assistant Instructor:

  1. We recommended in the event there is such increased membership in the gymnasium, on account of the compulsory fee required, as to make an Assistant Physical Instructor advisable, that the Prudential Committee be authorized to elect such an assistant and fix the salary from said fees, no charge to be made on the maintenance founds.  [Adopted, subject to the approved of the finance committee].

 

Report of G. N. + I. College:

            Mr. Atkinson made the report for the Georgia Normal and Industrial College and it was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of South Ga. Nor. College:

            Mr. Thomas made the report for the South Georgia Normal College and it was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board then adjourned until half past nine o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 12, 1915

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hays, Goetchius, Howell, Newton, Thompson, Harris, Meldrim, Callaway, Thomas, Atkinson, Hodgson and Rowe.

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            On motion of Mr. Callaway 10:30 o’clock was set as the time at which the Board of Visitors shall report.

 

Report of Ga. Medical College:

            Mr. Callaway reported for the Ga. Medical College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Carnegie Foundation:

            Mr. Callaway reported for the special committee in regard to the University and the Carnegie Foundation.  The report was received and the committee was continued.  [See Book of Reports, Page…]

 

(Page 62) Alumni Secretary:

            A communication from Mr. Harrison Jones in regard to the Alumni publicity bureau was read.  On motion of Mr. Gober the secretary was directed to invite Mr. Jones to come before the Board at such time as he may desire.

            A letter from Judge A W. Fite in regard to the conferring of the Degree of D. D. on Rev. W. T. Hunnicutt was referred to the committee on honorary degree.

 

Board of Visitors Report:

            The Board of Visitors made their report and on motion of Judge Gober the Board took recess for ten minutes in order that the members might meet the Board of Visitors.

            The Board reconvened and on motion of Mr. Gober the report of the Board of Visitors was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Report of Auditing Committee:

            Mr. Thompson reported for the Committee on Auditing and the report was adopted.  [See Book of Reports, Page…]

 

Deceased Members:

            At the suggestion of Mr. Newton the secretary will in the future notify the families of deceased members of the action of the Board in inscribing a page of the minutes to the memory of the deceased members.

            Mr. Adams, for the Committee on Honorary Degrees made the following report which was adopted:

 

Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees:

            The Committee on honorary degrees recommend:

  1. That the degree of L. L. D. be conferred on Marvin M. Marks, of Milledgeville, Ga.
  2. That the degree of S. L. D. be conferred on Jere. M. Power, of Athens, Ga.
  3. That the degree of D. D. be conferred on the Rev. Allen Fort, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Americus, Ga.
  4. That the degree of Doctor of Science be conferred on James Ryals Conner, of Bryn Marvz., Pa.
  5. That the degree of Doctor of Letters be conferred on John Burroughs, of New York.

Mr. Howell asked that the committee on Honorary Degrees report Tuesday morning upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. School of Technology as to honorary degrees for Messrs. J. M. Collum and Wm. Randle.  The request was granted and the report will be made at that time.

 

Experiment Station:

            A communication from Director DeLoach Of the Ga. Experiment Station, as to a committee representing that body appearing before this Board, was read and on motion of Mr. Meldrim this was made the special order for Tuesday (Page 63) morning after the reading of the minutes and the Chancellor was requested to notify the committee that the Board would be glad to hear from them at that time.

 

Excuses:

            Messrs. Howell and Hays were excused from attendance upon the session of the Board Monday.

The Board took recess until 4 p.m.

 

Report of Library Committee:

            When reconvening of the Board at 4 o’clock M. Goetchius reported for the Library Committee.  The report was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            Librarian Burnett, upon the request of the board, appeared and made an interesting talk on the work of the library.

 

Supplemental Report of Finance Committee:

            Mr. Goetchius made a supplemental report for the finance committee, that the committee approved the recommendation of the Laws + Discipline Committee and recommended that they be carried out whenever the Prudential Committee may find available funds with which to do so.  This report was adopted.

 

Honorary Degrees:

            Messrs. Rowe and Hays placed a nomination for the honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy, Prof. Henry L. Sewell, of Carterville, Ga.  This was referred to the committee on honorary degrees and under the rule goes over for one year.

            A letter from Mrs. T. Daniel expressing appreciation on the placed floral tribute sent by the Board on the occasion of the death of her husband, was read.

 

Mr. Cleveland Member of Board:

            The announcement was made that Governor Slaton had named Hon. Loyd Cleveland, of Spalding County, as a member of the Board from the 6th District to fill the unexpired term of the late Judge Robert T. Daniel.

            Monday morning, immediately after the reading of the minutes was fixed as the time for President Conner, of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture to make his report and for Dr. Am. Soule to the heard.

 

Prizes for Law Dept. Authorized:

            On motion of Mr. McWhorter the following prizes for law students were authorized:

            To the members of the Junior Class who has the highest general average for the year:

            “Cyclopedia Law Dictionary”

This prize is offered by Messrs. Callaghan + Co., Law Book Seller + Publishers, 40, East Ohio St. Chicago, Ill.

            (Page 64) To that member of the Junior Class whom makes the most marked improvement during the year:

            “Hopkins Personal Injuries?

This prize is offered by the Harrison Company, Law Book Sellers and Publishers, Atlanta, Ga.

 

Law Prizes:

            To the first Honor for Senate of Law Department:

            “The Students’ Edition of the Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure”

            To the member of the Senior Class who submits the best essay on a given subject the first 1x volumes of

“Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure”

            The above two prizes are offered by the American Law Book Company, Law Book Publishers, 15 Cedar St., N.Y.

            To that member of the Senior Class who submits the best essay on another assigned subject.

            “Modern American Law”

            This prize is offered by the Blackstone Institute, Law Book Publishers and Sellers, 20 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Ill.

 

Laws + Discipline Committee Report:

            Mr. Meldrim reported for the Committee on Laws + Discipline and on motion of Mr. Goetchius the report was adopted next the section as to the School of Journalism.  That section was amended by Mr. McWhorter, so that the amended report, as adopted, was as follows:

 

Law Options:

  1. In the matter of the recommendation of the curriculum committee.  This recommendation is, that a student may present among the general options taken for the A. B. or B. S. general six hours from the curriculum of the B. L. course, provides the course is or the time value of each and be approves by the Curriculum Committee.  Your committee approves the said recommendation.

 

Course in Optometry:

  1. In the matter of the suggestion of Dr. George B. Wood, Chairman of the Educational Committee of the Georgia State Optometrist Association, looking to the establishment of a course of Optometry in the Department of Physics in the University.  This committee approves the suggestion, but cannot recommend any action at this time, owing to the financial condition of the University, and therefore is of the opinion that the matter should be laid on the table to await legislation action on the appropriations sought by the University.

 

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Gift:

  1. Resolved, whereas Justice Joseph Henry Lumpkin has generously donated to the University the sum of $5000, as Corpus?, and $200 to render said donation immediately effective, for the purpose of maintaining one or more scholarships (Page 65) at the University, the specific object being more fully shown by reference to the letter of Justice Joseph Henry Lumpkin making the donation.  Therefore, be it resolved, by the Board of Trustees that the thanks of this body are due and are hereby t? to Justice Joseph H. Lumpkin for this generous donation.

 

Board of Visitors Recommendations

  1. In the matter of the recommendations of the Board of Visitors: the committee reports that certain of the matters therein contains here already been considered by your committee, and as to promotions therein recommended, while they are approved by your committee, we recommended that final action be deferred until it is ascertained how far by legislation action this Board will be at liberty to make the promotions, for the reason that owing to the financial condition of the University, we have no funds to warrant any increase of expenses.

 

School of Journalism Established:

  1. In the matter of the School of Journalism the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, that this committee is of the opinion that the School of Journalism should be established, and it understands from Prof. Sanford that he will carry this on for the next four years, without additional cost, as Professor of Journalism.  The committee is of the further opinion that the establishment of the school should not change Prof. Sanford’s relations to his classes, and shall not relieve him of any duties in connection with his work in English, but such duties shall continue as heretofore as ancillary to the English Department.

 

Heating Plant:

  1. In the matter of the heating plant, your committee is of the opinion that the heating plant should be installed, not only because of the comfort that will be provided, but the establishment of such a plant will be an economic measure.  The Committee, however, is of the opinion that the plant cannot be established at this time, owing to the want of money, and recommended that the final action be deferred to await the legislation appropriation.

 

Veterinary Surgery:

  1. In the matter of the establishment of a department of Veterinary Surgery, the recommendation is respectfully referred to the special Board of Trustees of the Agricultural College for consideration and action.  We consider it a very important matter.

 

Mr. Brown was added to the legislation Committee.

 

(Page 66) Mr. Hawkins, president of the University German Club, presented an invitation to the trustees and their wives to attend the dance during commencement.

            Mr. Callaway was excused for the session at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 14, 1915

 

            The Board met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Cleveland, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, McCants, Thomas, Atkinson, Miller, Rowe + Hodgson

            The reading of the minutes was temporarily deferred.

 

Pres. Conner’s Report:

            Mr. Conner made his report as President of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture.  Dr. Soule, at the request of the Board, explained in a most interesting manner a number of charts showing the work of that institution.

            The Board took recess to attend the exercise at the chapel and on re-convening, Dr. Soule concluded his remarks.

            Mr. Meldrim introduced the following resolutions, which was adopted:

 

Attendance of Students at Chapel Exercises during Commencement:

             Whereas, be it resolved, that a committee of three form the Board be appointed by the chairman, who shall confer with a like committee of the faculty.  That the committee shall meet at the earliest convenient day, shall consider the subject of commencement exercises, the evil of non-attendance, and shall suggest a remedy.  That this committee shall report to the next meeting of this Board regular, called, adjourned, or special.  That the treasurer be authorized to pay the actual expenses of the committee.

            Chairman McDaniel announced as members of the committee provided for is the above resolution Messrs. Meldrim, McWhorter + Goetchius.

 

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Duplicate Diplomas:

            Upton satisfactory proof made to the Chancellor or the loss or destruction of a diploma of the University, the secretary is authorized, whom fragment (Page 67) of a fee of five dollars, to issues a supplicate, to offering the seal of the University thereto and to write the names of the signatories to the original diploma.

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution as to the creation of the position of Alumni Society, which was temporarily laid on the table.

            At the afternoon session Mr. Harrison Jones, of Atlanta, appeared before the Board and made a most interesting talk in favor of the resolution to weak the position of Alumni Society.

            At this juncture the minutes of Saturday’s session were read and approved.

            Mr. Miller introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Publication of Branch Colleges Reports:

            Resolved, that the reports of the several Branch Colleges to this body be published in an issue or the University Bulletin and distributed in such numbers as the Prudential Committee may direct.

            Mr. McWhorter presented the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Undergraduate Speakers at Commencement:

            Resolved, that each participant in the annual commencement exercises of the undergraduate representing the branches of the University shall be a bona five students of the Branch College represented for not less than one year next preceding such representation.

 

Honorary Degrees:

            Mr. W. W. Rich was nominated for the degree of Litt. D.  The nomination was referred to the Committee on honorary degrees and under the rules went over for one year.

            Mr. Atkinson nominated Dr. A. M. Soule for the degree of L.L.D.  The nomination was referred to the Committee on honorary degrees and under the rules went over for one year.

            Mr. E. L. Washer was nominated for the degree of Doctor of Science.  This was referred to the Committee on honorary degrees and under the rules went over fore one year.

            Mr. Gober’s resolution as to an alumni Secretary was referred to the committee on Laws and Discipline and the committee reported it favorably with certain amendments.  It was adopted as follows:

 

Alumni Secretary Provides for:

            “It being the sentences of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia that the position of Alumni Secretary be created for the purpose of bringing about a closer relation between the University and its Alumni, therefore, be it resolved, that the position of Alumni Secretary (Page 68) be center, and that the Prudential Committee be authorized to attaché the said position to the office of the Registrar, and acting together with the Chancellor and the Registrar, that they be authorized to select such person and fix such salary, not to exceed $100 per year.”

 

S.T. Memory Petition:

            S. T. Memory presented a petition to be allowed his degree of B. L. on the completion of certain studies in the summer.  This was authorized.

 

Honorary Degree:

            Mr. Gober moved to suspend the rules and confer the degree of L. L. D. on Senator Hooke? Smith.  The vote was 13 to 2 on this motion and it was declared carried.

            Mr. Adams then moved that the conferring of the degree be move the unanimous action of the Board.  This motion was carried.

 

Trustees Ex Officio Named:

            Mr. Cleveland was named as trustee ex-officio of the State Normal School in the place of Judge R. T. Daniel, deceased.

            The chairman announced the appointment of Messrs. Hays, Bower and Bennett as members ex-officio of the Board of Trustees of the South G. Normal College.

 

“Trustee Avenue” Suggested”:

Mr. McWhorter brought to the attention of the Board the suggestion of certain levies that an avenue be planted with trees to be known as Trustees Avenue.  On motion it was declared to be the sense of the Board that this be done.

            The Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 15, 1915

 

            The Board met this morning, at half past nine o’clock, present at the roll call and during the day Governor J. M. Slaton, Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Newton, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, McCants, Thomas, Atkinson, Rowe, Hodgson.

            Minutes of the preceding meeting read and approved.

            Mr. Adam reported for the committee on honorary degrees and the report was adopted as follows:

 

Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees:

            “The committee on honorary degrees beg to report that the act of the Legislature of Georgia, approved August 19, 1912, provides in Dec. 4 as follows:

            “That the local Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology shall have authority to recommend to the ground Board of the University of Georgia the granting of honorary degrees to any person whom they may decide fit and proper to receive the same. Such recommendation when Truly? certified to the General Board, shall receive (Page 69) proper consideration by said board, and if the recommendation is adopted, the degree shall issue in the name of the University of Georgia and be delivered by the Chancellor thereof.”

            In the opinion of your committee, this legislation does not act aside our rule, or make it inapplicable to the recommendation provided for, and that, therefore, the recommendations of the local Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology made a this session of our Board, are not to be acted on under one rule until the next session of this Board, when they will receive attention from your committee.”

            Mr. Gober moved to transfer the rules in over to confer honorary degrees on Prof. Wm. Randle and Property. J. M. Collum.  On this motion the ayes were 5 and the nays 8.  The motion was lost.

 

Suspension of Rules to Confer Honorary Degrees Must Be Unanimous:

            Mr. Howell moved that hereafter for the purpose of conferring honorary degrees the rules of the Board cannot be suspended except by unanimous vote.  Carried.

 

Report of Laws + Discipline Committee:

            Mr. Bennett made the following report for the committee on Laws + Discipline which was adopted:

            “Resolved, that the matter of internal management referred to in Dean Snelling’s report be referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.”

            Mr. Bennett introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Thanks to Ladies for Aiding Infirmary:

            “It appearing from the Chancellor’s report that the ladies of the Woman’s Club of Athens, of the D. A. R., and the other ladies contributed the greater part of the money for the building and furnishing the infirmary.

            “Resolved, that the thanks of this Board be turnover? these ladies for their valuable services to the University.”

Mr. Gober introduced a resolution as to the payment of the actual expenses of the legislative committee.  This was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Thanks to Clarke County Commissioners + GA Prison Commission:

            On motion of Mr. Newton the thanks of the Board were extended to the Clarke County Board of Commissioners and to the Georgia Prison Commission for their aid in improving the roadways on the campus and the secretary was instructed to notify them of the action of the Board.

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution as to report from the several district agricultural schools to the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture.

 

Committee From Experiment Station Appears:

            At this puncture the committee from the State Experiment Station, consisting of State Commission of Agriculture J. D. Price, Judge J. J. Flynt, Mr. J. W. McWhorter and Director R. J. H. DeLoach, appeared + Messrs. Price and DeLoach addressed (Page 70) the Board relative to the relations between the station and the University and as to the needs of the Station for maintenance.

 

Committee to Investigate Experiment Station:

            On motion of Mr. Howell, the chairman was directed to name a committee of three to investigate the relations of the Experiment Station to the University, to the United States government and to the State government, the present condition of the Station and what’s necessary to its maintenance and to report back to this Board at its next session, whether called nor regular.  Chairman McDaniel later in the session named Messrs. McWhorter, Cleveland + Bennett as this committee.

            Members of the Board desiring to attend the session of the Alumni Society were excused for the morning.

 

District Agricultural Schools Must Report to College of Agriculture:

            The resolution introduced by Mr. Rowe was adopted and copies ordered sent to the chairman of the several boards of trustees of the district agricultural schools.  This resolution was as follows:

            “Resolved, that the chairman of the several boards of trustees of the District Agricultural Schools be required to file with the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture a financial statement of the year by June 1st of each year.

            “Resolved further, that such annual report with a statement of the finances of these schools be transmitted with the annual report of the President of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture to the general Board of the University, + the president of said Board will include a summary of these reports in his report to the Governor.

            “Resolved further, that in June 1st annually the chairman of the several Board of Trustees of the District Schools shall report to the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture the general progress and status of their several schools, which reports shall be transmitted to this Board with such recommendations as the Agricultural Board shall see proper.

            The Board took recess to hear the address of Governor J. M. Slaton at the chapel.

 

Report of Brown Fund Com.:

            At the afternoon session the report for the Brown Fund Committee was made by W. M. McWhorter and was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

 

Report of Property Committee:

            The property committee, through Mr. Gober submitted its report + it was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page…].             

 

To Ask Legislature to Hear Dr. Soule:

            Mr. McCants moved that the legislature be requested to have Dr. Soule address the members in joint session on the Smith-Lever bill and its requirements.  The Chancellor President Soule and the secretary of this Board are to prepare the request which is to be set to the presiding officers of the two houses and copies are also to be sent to the chairman of the legislative committee of this Board.  The motion of Mr. McCants was carried.

 

(Page 71) Degree in Absentia:

            The Chancellor was authorized to confer the degree of B. L. on Mr. D. P. Starr in absentia, he being ill in a hospital in Atlanta.

            Mr. McWhorter introduced a resolution as to the holding of an adjourned session of this Board to fix a budget and after some discussion the resolution was referred to a committee consisting of Messrs. McWhorter, Adams and Gober to report to the Board the first thing after the reading of the minutes tomorrow.

            The Chairman added to the legislative committee Messrs. Phinizy, Hodgson and Thompson.

 

Honorary Degree:

            Messrs. Adams, Rowe and McWhorter nominated Gov. John M. Slaton for the degree of L. L. D.  This was referred to the committee on honorary degrees and under the rules went over for one year.       

            Prof. W. A. Shelton was heard in regard to the work of the School of Commerce.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1915

 

            The Board me this morning at half past nine o’clock, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Newton, Thompson, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, Conner + Thomas.

 

Delivery of Prizes Refused:

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            The request of certain students to be permitted to deliver prizes on the Chapel stage was declined.

 

Degree in Absentia:

            The Chancellor was authorized to confer the degree on John T. Hains, a member of the graduating class, in absentia, Mr. Hains being ill at his home in Augusta.

            The following degrees were ordered conferred:

 

Degrees for Graduating Class:

            Master in Arts.

            Hoke Smith O’Kelley

 

            Master of Science in Agriculture.

Robert Edwin Blackburn                      

Charles Buchwald

Paul Tabor

 

Bachelor of Arts.

Raphael Phillips Bassett

Charles Milton Davis

Edward John Hardin                             With Honors

Robert Wright Wesley

George Stevens Whitehead

            (Page 72) Phillips Abbott                                 Lewis Lester

            Isadore Abelson                                               Milward Wyatt Martin

            Howard Teasley Abney                                    Stephen Mitchell

            Elliott Davis Blumenthal                                     Erastus Franklin Moon

            Mendle Boorstin                                               William Kenneth McLain

            John George Burckhardt, Jr.                             Ogden John Olmstead

            James Bennett Conyers                                     Edward Kinchley Overstreet, Jr.

            Benjamin Lamar Cooper                                   Thomas Gerald Peacock

            Roy Cornelius David                                         John William Powell

            Marvin Augustus Franklin                                 William Morris Redman

            Neil Lee Gillis                                                   Howard Wade Riley

            Terrie Nichols Hendricks                                  Benjamin Harper Smith

            Julian Rich Hirshberg                                        Charles Richter Smith

            Oscar Eugene Holleman                                    Claude Thomas Tolbert

            William Linton Howard                                     Ralph Summerland Torbett

            Clark Howell, Jr.                                              Stephen Bailey Wallace

            Hal Hulsey                                                        Gaines Winningham Walter

            Charles Wells Jacobson                                    Eugene Weatherly

            Walter Thomas Jenkins                                     William Gibson Webb

            Hansel Curtino Kytle                                        Linton Burnside West

                                                James Raiford Wood

 

            Bachelor of Science

            Hugh Leslie Hodgson, with honor

            George Dickson Allen                                       Champ Holt Homes

            Erwin Nash Boyles                                           Joseph Nathan

            Ashton Burford                                                 Justus Erwin Owens

            Robert Jenkins Griffith                                      Charles Douglas Ward

            William Norris Harris                                        Audley Alexander Waters

                                                Henry Haynes West

           

            Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

            John Christian Henry Claussen                          Louis Caple English     

            Clarence Newell Crocker                                 Frank Oliver Miller

 

            Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)

            Henri Charbonnier McGowan

           

            Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Engineering)

            Malcolm Maclean Hutton

 

            Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            George Snyder Birch, Jr.                                  Guy Randolph Jones

            William Arnold Burns                                        Percival Connally Jones

            James Philander Campbell                                Bird Little

            Farish Carter Tate Chandler                              Bright McConnell

            Charles Barney Davis                                       Scott Hicks Pedrick

            (Page 73) George Henry Firor                                     Elmo Ragsdale

            William Ray Fort                                              William Kinnebrew Stanley

            John McKenzie Gunn                                       Frank Crawley Ward

            Broadus Jennings Head James Fletcher Woodall

                                                Homer Wright, Jr.

 

            Bachelor of Science (Forestry)

            Clarence Hill Burrage                                        Courtland Simmons Winn, Jr.

 

            Bachelor of Science (Electrician)

            Egbert Erle Coke                                              John Thomas Hains

            Ross Wilson Coker                                          Hubert Daniel Williams

 

            Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            Willis Brazeal Sparks, Jr.

 

            Bachelor of Law

            Sidney Johnston Underwood, with honors

                                                                       

            With distinction

            Grover Cleveland Anderson                              William Hicks Key

            William Yates Atkinson David Knox McKamy

            Albert Sidney Camp                                         Lewis Arnheim Pinkussohn

            Thomas Slaughter Candler                                John Clifford Pratt

            Henry Grady Howard                                       Augustine Sams

                                                Rosier Bunyan Wingate

           

            Clifton Olin Barrett                                           Earle VanNess Norman

            Leman Gaston Broughton                                 Howell Benajah Peacock

            Lee Cotton                                                       Charles Lewis Hill Pigue

            Edgar Brown Dunlap                                        Claude Cleveland Pittman

            Chesley Vernon Elliott  Daniel Liddell Plaster

            Grady Hill Gaston                                             Albon Williams Reed

            Harry McCleskey Hawkins                               Nathaniel Cornelius Spence

            Wesley Houser                                                 Donald Peyton Starr

            Gustaf Adolf Huddleston                                   William Theodore Swanson

            Covington Drane Jenkins                                  Arthur Gideon Tillinghast

            Ben Link                                                          Edward Jung Trotter

            Alexander McDougald  William David Turner

            Clyde Mathew McClure                                   John Lewis Tye, Dr.

            Pearce Roberts Matthews                                 Edward Grady Weathers

                                                John Lenoir Westmoreland

 

            Graduate----Pharmacy

            Isadore Horowitz                                              Julius Edgar Jenkins

 

Expenses Legislative Com.

            The resolution of Mr. Gober, as amended, was passed as follows:  Resolved that the direct expenses of the members or the legislative committee while attending to their duties before the legislature upon the call of the chairman be paid on the approval of the chairman.

 

(Page 74) Report of Branch Colleges Committee:

            Mr. Atkinson made the report for the committee on Branch College which was adopted.  [See Book of Report Page…].

            The resolution introduced yesterday by Mr. McWhorter was amended in certain ways and as amended was adopted as follows:

 

Resolution Directing the Preparing of a Budget for University + its Branches

            “Whereas, it is deemed essential to the University system to prepare and present to the legislature a common budget for the maintenance fund and other appropriations required for the University and its branches.

Therefore, be it resolved:

            1st.  That the chairman of the board, before each annual or biennial session of the legislature, as conditions may require, shall call a meeting of the board to consider and prepare said budget, of which meeting each of the Branch College Board shall have notice

            2nd.  That when this Board convenes for such purpose the chairman of the executive committee of each of the several Branch College Boards or such representative of its membership as such board may designate, shall appear before this board and present the needs of the Branch Colleges, and after a hearing on the merits of each, this board shall fix the budget to be asked of the legislature for the University and its branches, and such budget shall be binding on each of the constituent members of the University system, and the legislative committee of this board shall thereafter present and press upon the legislature the recommendation of this board.

            3rd.  That after the legislature has been organized and to committees appointed, this board shall, in the discretion of the chairman, be called to meet in Atlanta and appear before a joint session of the committees or the Senate and House and present its recommendations.

            4th.  That, while the next meeting shall be held in Atlanta, subsequent meetings to fix the budget shall be held in Athens during Commencement, to which meetings the representatives of the Branch Colleges shall be secretary of the board.  That these future meetings be held immediately after the reading of the minutes on University Day, which is the day of the participation by the Branch Colleges in the Commencement exercises”

 

Adjournment:

            The Board then adjourned to meet in the library of the State Capitol in Atlanta at 10 o’clock A. M., Tuesday, June 22nd, 1915.

 

 

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Atlanta, Ga. June 22, 1915

 

            The Board met pursuant to adjournment in the State liberty at 10 a.m., Prof. W. D. Hayes acting as secretary in the absence of the secretary who was strained in Athens on business connected with the University Summer School.

            On account of the crowded condition of the room the Board adjourned to the Supreme Court, and was opened with proper by the Chancellor.

 

Present:

            The roll call showed the following member present:  Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Thompson, Burnett, Rowe, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Conner + Thomas.

 

Excuses:

            Mr. McWhorter explained that Mr. Newton was absent on account of illness and he was, on motion, excused.

            On motion, the resolution of the Branch was read, and it was found that the following representatives of the Branch Colleges were present:

 

Branch College Representatives:

            North Ga. Agricultural College – Messrs. McCants, Hodgson + Thompson

            School of Technology – President Matheson and Messrs. Gober + Simmons

            Ga. Medical College – Dean Doughty

            State Normal School – President Pound and Mr. Miller

            Ga. Normal + Industrial College – President Parks + Messrs. Goetchius, Atkinson + Bell

            Ga. Industrial College for Colored Youth – Mr. Meldrim

            South Ga. Normal College – Mr. Thomas

            On motion, it was resolved to hear the representatives of the several branches.  Each showed the present income of the institution for appropriation and fees, and explained the needs of the institution.

            The North Ga. Agricultural College asked for an addition of $5000 to the maintenance fund.

 

Requests for Increases:

            The School of Technology asked for an addition of $10000 to the maintenance fund.

            The State Normal School asked for $57500 regularly for maintenance, $4500 for an infirmary, and $5000 for a dormitory.

            The Georgia Normal + Industrial College asked for an addition of $10000 regularly for maintenance, and $40,000 for a dormitory, when advisable.

            The Medical College asked that the present appropriation of $30000 be continued.

            The Industrial College for Colored Youth asked that the present appropriation of $8000 be continued, and again suggested that a found should be asked for the purchase of land.

            The South Ga. Normal school asked for a continuance of the present appropriation of $25000 and $50000 for a dormitory.

            (Page 76) The State College of Agriculture asked for a continuance of the present appropriation of $60000 for maintenance, $40000 for extension, $3000 for the manufacture of hog cholera serum; that the appropriation of $2500 for Farmers’ Institutes be restored; and that the State offset the Smith-Lever appropriation by an appropriation of $25,174 for the year and $46150 for the Summer School.

 

Resolution Fixing the Budget:

            Mr. Simmons moved that the Board grant all the requests for increase in maintenance made by the University and its branches, amounting to $47500, and no other, and that the Constituent members of the University system by bound by the action of this Board; and the motion was passed, with an amendment by Mr. Miller, that an appropriation of $4500 for an infirmary at the State Normal School be excepted from this rule.

 

Approval of Amounts of Offset Smith-Lever Appropriation:

            “That this Board approves the amount of $25174 for the first year and $46150 for the second year stated by the Agricultural College as necessary to supplement the federal appropriation of the Smith-Lever Bill, and the legislative committee is requested to give these amounts the proper direction before the legislature, either in the general appropriation bill or a special bill, as may be legal and proper.

            On motion, it was resolved that representatives of the Branch Colleges be invited to meet with the Board if it appears before the committees of the legislature.

            On motion, the Board adjourned, subject to the calls of the chairman.

 

 

(Page 77)

James White

 

(Page 78)

Robert Towns Daniel

 

 

(Page 79)

Monroe, Ga. Sept. 22, 1915

 

            Whereas the vacancy in the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, caused by the death of Hon. John T. Newton, member of the board for the Eighth Congressional District, has been filled by the appointment of Hon. Andrew J. Cobb, and whereas Hon. John T. Newton was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, by appointment of the governor as one of the representatives on the latter Branch of the Board of Trustees of the University, and whereas the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University is “authorized and empower to designate and appoint not exceeding three members for said Board of Trustees for each of the Boards of the Branch Colleges of the University of Georgia.”  (the College of Agriculture being expressly mentioned in that connection) to be ex-officio members of the respective boards, as founded in Section 11, Act approved Aug. 5 1910, relating to the Board of Trustees of the said Branch Colleges.

            Therefore, Hon. Andrew J. Cobb is designated and appointed a member ex-officio of the Board of Trustees of said College of Agriculture, with the powers and duties, and for the term persisted in said act.

Henry D. McDaniel

Chairman Board of Trustee

University of Georgia

 

 

Monroe, Ga. March 21, 1916

 

Hon. G. E. Maddox, of Rome, Ga., trustee of the University of Georgia, appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. Lindsey Johnson, is herby appointed member ex-officio of the Board of Trustee of the North Georgia Agriculture College to succeed the latter as member ex-officio of said local board.

Henry D. McDaniel

Chairman Board of Trustee

University of Georgia

 

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 15, 1916

 

The Board of Trustees met this afternoon at four o’clock, being called to order by the chairman, Hon. Henry S. McDaniel.

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Judge A. J. Cobb New Trustee:

            Chairman McDaniel called the attention of the Board to the presence of Judge Andrew J. Cobb, who succeeded the late Hon. John T. Newton as a member of the Board.

 

Members Present:

            On the call of the roll the following members were recorded as being present:  Governor Harris, Chairman McDaniel and Messrs. Simmons, McWhorter, Hayes, Goetchius, Cleveland, Cobb, Phinizy, Rowe, Hodgson, McCants, Atkinson + Conner.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were rendered for Messrs. Gober, Thompson, Meldrim, Callaway, Peabody and Thomson.  On motion these members were excused.

 

Mr. Peabody’s Membership:

            Concerning the letter from Mr. Peabody, in which a doubt was expressed to whether he had been re-appointed to membership on the Board, Govern Harris started that he had been re-appointed and that he had mailed the commission to him, and that Mr. Peabody must not have received it.

 

Minutes Prudential Committee:

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

            Chairman McDaniel announced the following committees:

 

Committees:

            Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson + Rowe.

            Finance – Simmons, Rowe, Bower + Callaway.

            Honorary Degree – Adams, Conner + the Chancellor.

            Brown Fund – McWhorter, Bennett, Hayes, Cobb.

            Property – Gober, Hodgson, Thompson, Cleveland, Cobb.

            Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, Rowe

            Library – Hodgson, Goetchius, Miller, Maddox, Cleveland.

            Laws + Discipline – Phinizy, Goetchius, Gober, Adams, McWhorter, Meldrim, Atkinson .

            Invitations – McCants, Bower, Goetchius, Miller, Maddox, Hayes.

            Auditing – Thompson, Hayes, Maddox.

            Branch Colleges – Meldrim, Atkinson, Harris, Callaway, Miller, McCants, Thomas.

            Legislation – Gober, McWhorter, Simmons, Howell, Bennett, Miller, Rowe, Hayes, Thomas, Bower, Hodgson, Phinizy, Thompson.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            Chancellor Barrow then read his annual report to the Board.  He also presented a letter from Mr. George M. Brown and a legal agreement from all the living children of the late Senator Joseph E. Brown, giving authority to the Board in the future, under certain conditions, to use the income of the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund for such purposes as the Board might deem to be wise.  He also presented a letter in regard to a prize (Page 84) for the law department and a request from the Athens barber to be allowed to present a watch to Mr. O. B. Hill when he receives his law diploma.  All these matters, along with the printed report of the Chancellor and the Deans were referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee and the Finance Committee.

 

Univ. German Club:

            The University German Club extended to the trustees and their families – an invitation to attend the commencement dances.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            The hours for meeting were fixed at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

White Way Exercises:

            The Board was invited to attend the exercises of the Senior Class in presenting the new White Way to the University.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow moving at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1916

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present at roll call and during the day Chairman McDaniel + Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Cleveland, Maddox, Cobb, Phinizy, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, McCants, Atkinson, Miller + Callaway.

 

Sunday Services:

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            On motion of Mr. Phinizy, it was decided to hold the religious services Sunday in the new auditorium.

            Mr. Conner introduced the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted:

 

Resolution Thanking Dr. L. G. Hardman:

            “The Board notes with pleasure the successful installation of the system of physical examination of Dr. L. G. Hardman, chairman of the Executive Committee of the State College of Agriculture, made to this Board last commencement, coupled with an offer of financial support should it be necessary.

            This Board takes this occasion to thank Dr. Harman for his valuable suggestion in regard to this important matter.”

 

Resolution of Unifying University System:

            Mr. McWhorter introduced a resolution looking to a more complex unity of the University and its branches, which was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The report of the State School Auditor on the condition of the books of the treasurer was read and referred to the Auditing Committee.

 

Report of the Ga. Ind. College:

            Mr. Meldrim sent his report for the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth by mail and it was read by (Page 85) the secretary and referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

General Welfare Committee:

            Mr. Phinizy introduced a resolution calling for the appointment of a committee on the general welfare of the University.  This was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Thanks to Judge C. H. Brand:

            On motion of Mr. Adams, the thanks of the Board were extended to Judge Charles H. Brand for the scholarship established by him for the benefit of the young men in the countries composing the Western Circuit.

 

Thanks to Mrs. J. R. Lamar:

            On motion of Mr. Goetchius the Chancellor was requested to convey to Mrs. Joseph R. Lamar the thanks of the Board for the recent gift to the library of a member of valuable books.

 

Tribute to Dead Members:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons pages in the minute book were ordered inscribed to the member of the late Hon. John T. Newton and the late Hon. J. Lindsay Johnson, members of this Board who have died during the past year.

 

Meeting to Fix Budget:

            On motion of Mr. Miller, the secretary was directed to notify the chairman of the several branch college boards of trustees that on Monday morning just after the reading of the minutes the Board will take up for consideration all requests on the part of the branch colleges that are to be made for legislative appropriations during the approaching session of the legislature.

 

Dr. Soule to Speak:

            On motion of Mr. Conner the Board allowed Dr. Soule to present the needs of the State College of Agriculture at the meeting tomorrow morning immediately after the reading of the minutes.

            The Board then took recess to allow the committees time to work.

 

Mr. Maddox Takes Seat:

            On reconvening, the chairman presented to the Board Hon. George Edward Maddox, successor to the late Hon. J. Lindsay Johnson.

 

Report of N. Ga. Agr. College:

            Mr. McCants made the report for the North Ga. Agricultural College and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Finance Committee Report:

            Mr. Simmons presented the report of the finance committee, which was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…]

 

State Normal School Report:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board took recess until 4 p.m.

            (Page 86) On reconvening, Mr. Callaway presented the report of the Ga. Medical College, and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            10:30 a. m. tomorrow was set as the time for the report of the Board of Visitors, to this Board.

 

Visit to Farm:

            Mr. Conner invited the members to visit the farm of the State College of Agriculture, which invitation was accepted.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 17, 1916

 

            The Board met this moving at half past nine o’clock.  The following members were present at the roll call and during the day:  Chairman McDaniel  + Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Cleveland, Maddox, Bennett, McCants, Atkinson, Callaway, Conner, Rowe + Hodgson.

            The minutes of the preceding session were read and approved.

           

Dr. Soule Speaks:

            Dr. Anderson M. Soule presented the needs of the State College of Agriculture and asked that the Board request of the legislature at its approaching session an appropriation of thirty-five thousand dollars for the erection of a stock-judging building.

 

Pres. Conner’s Report:

            Mr. Conner, as president of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, presented his annual report, which was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Mr. Hodgson Excused:

            Mr. Hodgson was excused for the remainder of the session, as he had to leave for Savannah on a business trip.

 

Committee on Publicity:

            Mr. Gober presented a resolution calling for the naming of a committee on publicity.  The resolution was referred to the Committee of Laws + Discipline.

 

Intercollegiate Athletics:

            Mr. Gober presented a resolution on the subject of intercollegiate athletics, which was referred to a special committee of five consists of Messrs. Gober, McWhorter, Bennett, Rowe + Maddox.

 

L. + D. Committee Report:

            Mr. Goetchius, acting chairman of the Law + Discipline Committee, presented the report of the committee as follows, action of the Board thereon being undirected? after each section:

            (Page 87) The Committee on Laws and Discipline report as follows:

            The committee recommends that the following suggestions, embodies in the annual report of the chancellor, on the several matters hereinafter specifically referred to, be adopted:

 

Associate Prof. of Accounting:

  1. That a teacher of accounting be added in the School of Commence and that the rank of this office shall be that of Associate Professor. [This section was adopted].

 

Fellow in Chemistry:

  1. That a fellow in Chemistry be appointed [This section was adopted].

 

Two Years of Probation:

  1. That two years of probation should be required instead of one before the choice is made permanent in the election of an officer by the Trustees. [This section was adopted].

 

Dr. Odum Made Professor:

  1. That Dr. Howard W. Odum, of the School of Education be promoted to the rank of professor. [This section was adopted].

 

Telephone System:

  1. That the verbal suggestion of the Chancellor of the need of the general telephone system is approved and in this connection the committee recommends that the matter be referred to the Prudential Committee with the authority in their discretion to install a general Bill Telephone system, or, so much thereof as they deem best for the present, so as to meet as far as possible the suggestion of the Chancellor in this matter [This section was referred to the Prudential Committee with instructions to examine a report back to the next annual session of the Board, but later on this action was reconsidered and another disposition of their recommendation of the committee was made.  See page 92].

 

Successor to Mr. Peacock:

            That the matter of the election of an Instructor in Gymnasium to take the place of Mr. Howell B. Peacock, resigned, be left to the Prudential Committee with power to act. [This section was adopted].

            On matters referred to this committee in the minutes of the Prudential Committee, this committee have to report as follows:

 

Petition of W. P. Sloan Declined:

  1. That the petition of Mr. W. P. Sloan, a student of the Georgia School of Technology, to secure a B. S. Degree by attending the University Summer School, be not granted. [This section was adopted]

 

Macon Telegraph Petition Declined:

  1. That the request of the Macon Telegraph for advertisement and its Shrine’s Edition be respectfully declined because of lock of funds to accept the proposition. [This section was adopted].

 

(Page 88) Alumni Secretary:

  1. That the communication of Mr. Thomas B. Connolly referring to the Alumni Secretary be referred to the Prudential Committee to be acted whom as in their discretion they deem best.  This involves the detail of the Secretary of the Alumni Association and the Committee is of the opinion that it is a matter to be handled by the Prudential Committee with the understanding by the members of that committee that no money is to be paid out as that account. [This action was adopted].

            Concerning other matters before this committee, we recommend:

  1. That the followings resolution offered by Judge McWhorter and referred to us for report, be adopted, to?:

 

Further Unifying of University System:

            “Resolved, that the Board of Trustees or Director of each of the Branch Colleges shall make through the Chancellor to this Board, on the first day of its annual session in June of each year, a full and complete report of the officers, instructors and employees of such institution selected for the next current year, and also the salary of each, for the final consideration and action of this Board.

            “Resolved, further, that the Secretary of this Board shall within thirty days after the adjournment of its pending session transmit a copy of this resolution to the President or chairman of the Board of Trustees or Directors of each of the Said Branch Colleges. [This resolution was adopted].

  1. That the following resolution, offered by Mr. Phinizy and referred to this committee for report, be adopted:

 

General Welfare Committee:

            “Resolved, that a special committee of five be appointed by the Chairman or which himself and the Chancellor shall be ex-officio members, to consider the general welfare of the University system in all its branches and to report back to the general Board such recommendations as they see fit, to advance and consolidate the best interests or the University System.” [The section was adopted].

 

Communication From Heirs of Joseph E. Brown as to Brown Fund:

  1. With reference to the communication of the children of the late Hon. Joseph E. Brown in the matter or extending the uses of the Brown Fund, your committee would recommend that the Chancellor be requested, in the name of the Board, to rush? to the letter of Mr. George M. Brown a wholf? of himself and other children of Joseph E. Brown, and thank them for their action taken by them in this matter of extending the use of the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund.

            Your committee would further recommend that (Page 89) the paper executed by George M. Brown and other heirs of the Said Joseph E. Brown, permitting, so far as their interests were affected, the enlargement of the uses of he gift of Governor Brown, be duly recover in the Clerk’s office of the Superior Court of Clarke County and filled with the original papers creating the Said Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship Fund, there to be held for any further reference and action that this Board may see proper to take upon this subject. [This section was re-committed to the Laws + Discipline Committee + acted on later in the session ---See page…]

 

Authority to Deliver Watch to Law Graduate on Stage:

  1. In the matter of the communication of Mr. J. C. Booth, secretary of the Barber’s National Union, director to Chancellor Barrow, requesting permission to have presented to Orlan B. Hill for them a gold watch along with his diploma, the committee recommends that the request be granted and that the Chancellor be permitted to hand to the graduate, Orlan B. Hill, the gift of his fellow barbers at the time he is handed his diploma. [This section was adopted.]

 

Elizabethan Prize:

  1. In the matter of the communication of Mr. Geo. B. Pendleton, Treasurer of the Trust Fund of Georgia, enclosing the check for $20 with the proposition of a “friend of the University” establishing a $10 Elizabethan prize to be awarded after the year 1916 by the Law faculty, the donor to name the recipient for 1916.  Your Committee recommends that the gift be accepted without the limitation of the donor being permitted to award the prize for the year 1916.

While appreciating the intention of the donor and accepting the gift provided the donor desires to bestow the same if he is not permitted to award the gift for 1916, your committee is of the opinion that it would not be proper to establish the precedent of allowing the donor to name the recipient of a prize for any student, but that the same should be under the direction of the Trustees or the faculty when authorized by the Trustees.

The committee recommends that the Chancellor acknowledge the receipt of this communication and explain to the donor that if the gift is made without the qualification referred to above the Board will accept the gift and the prize will be awarded each year as requested. [This section was adopted].

 

Board of Visitor’s Report:

            (Page 90) The Board of Visitors at this time appeared and made their report.  The report was read to the Board by the chairman, Dr. G. A. Nunnally?.  On motion the report was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline and the Board took a recess of ten minutes in order that the members might meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

 

Mr. Fairfax Harrison nominated for L. L. D.:

            The name of Mr. Fairfax Harrison was presented for the degree of L. L. D. and under the rules the nomination goes on for one year.

 

Library Com. Report:

            The report of the Library Committee was read and referred to the Finance Committee [See Book of Reports, Page…]

            Mr. McWhorter introduced a resolution as to the Brown Fund and it was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Request for High School Entertainment:

            Prof. J. S. Stewart made request for an appropriation of $200 to aid in entertaining the High School meet next year.  It was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

School of Journalism:

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution as to the School of Journalism and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Callaway was excused for the remainder of the session on account of business requiring his presence in Augusta.

 

Hearing of Ga. Fed. Of Women’s Clubs:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the request of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs to have a hearing on the subject of admitting women to the graduate courses of the University was granted and Monday morning at 10 o’clock was fixed as the hour for the hearing.

            Professor Henderson, Paris + Shelton were excused from attendance on commencement.

 

Finance Com. Report:

            The Finance Committee made a supplemental report which was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…]

            The Board then adjourned until Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 19, 1916

 

            The Board of Trustees me this morning at half past nine o’clock, present at the roll call + during the day Chairman McDaniel + Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Cleveland, Maddox, Cobb, Thompson, Phinizy, Atkinson, McCants, Conner + Rowe.

(Page 91) Branch College Requests N. Ga. Agr. Coll.:

            Dr. G. R. Glenn, president of the North Ga. Agricultural College, presented the wishes of the college as to requests for appropriations to be asked of the legislature at its approaching session.  This institution asks for twenty thousand dollars for a building for auditorium, athletics, library, etc.

 

  School of Technology:

            Dr. S. S. Wallace, for the Georgia School of Technology, asked for three thousand dollars for additional equipment for the library of that institution.

 

South Ga. Normal Coll.:

            President R. H. Powell, of the South Ga. Normal College, at Valdosta, asked for fifty thousand dollars for an administration building.

            The regular order was suspended in order to hear from the delegation from the Georgia Federation of Women’s Club.

 

Petition to Admit Women to Graduate Courses:

            Mrs. T. F. Green, representing Mrs. Fitzpatrick, president of the Federation, made a few remarks to the Board and introduced Mrs. W. A. Shelton, chairman of the Educational Committee, who read the petition asking that women be admitted to the graduate courses of the University on the same terms as men.  The petition was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Ga. Nor. + Ind. College:

            Mr. Atkinson presented the claims of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College, asking for fifty thousand dollars for a new dormitory building.

 

State Normal School:

            President Pound, for the State Normal School, asked for a new dormitory to cost fifty thousand dollars and a new academic building to cost fifty thousand dollars.

 

Univ. of Ga.:

            Dean Snelling presented the claims of the University proper, asking for forty thousand dollars for a new central heating plant.

            The Board adjourned to the chapel to attend the exercises of the morning.

            A four o’clock this afternoon the Board re-convened and Mr. Burnett, librarian of the University, was granted leave of absence for the remainder of Commencement work in order to attend to business of the University elsewhere.

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred:

            The committee on Honorary Degrees, through its chairman, Mr. Adams, presented its report as follows:

            To the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia:

            The committee on Honorary Degrees recommend:

  1. That the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy by conferred on Henry L. Sewell, of Cartersville, Ga.
  2. That the degree of L. L. D. be conferred on Andrew M. Soule, of Athens, Ga., president of the State College of Agriculture. (Page 92)
  3. That the degree of D. D. be conferred on Rev. J. A. Sharp, president of Young Harris College.

                                                                        Samuel B. Adams, Chairman

The above report was adopted.

 

Chancellor Barrow was authorized to confer the degree on Mr. G. W. Walker, of the Senior (Sen crossed out) class, in his absence, occasioned by the serious illness of his father.

Mr. Goetchius moved that the Board reconsider its action as to that part of the Laws + Discipline Committee report on the installation of a telephone system on the campus.

This motion was carried and the following resolution by Mr. Simmons was adopted:

 

Telephone System:

            “Resolved, that the matter of the installation of a telephone system at the University be referred to the Prudential Committee, with power to act, with the limitation that no part of the general fund shall be used for that purpose.”

            Authority was granted the Chancellor to grant the degree on Mr. B. M. Luthermon? in his absence.

            Authority was granted the Chancellor to grant the degree to Mr. Bright McConnell ad interim.

 

Budget of Special Appropriations to be Asked of Legislature:

            The motion of Mr. McWhorter was carried to adopt the following as the budget for special appropriations to be asked of the legislature:

            North Ga. Agricultural College                     $ 20,000.00

            Ga. School of Technology                                  3,000.00

            South Georgia Normal College                        50,000.00

            Ga. Normal + Industrial College                          50,000.00

            State Normal School                                        100,000.00

            University of Georgia                                          40,000.00

            State College of Agriculture                                35,000.00

            Total                                                             $ 298,000.00

 

            Mr. Miller moved that the request of the State Normal School for two buildings to cost $100,000.00 be presented to the legislature this year.

            Pending the discussion of this motion, the Board and adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 20, 1916

 

            The Board of Trustees met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present at the roll call and during the day Chairman McDaniel + Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Cleveland, Maddox, Cobb, Thomson, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, Atkinson, McCants, Conner + Rowe.

            The minutes of the preceding session were read and approved.

 

Action on Requested to be Made This Year of Legislature:

            The motion before the body being that of Mr. Miller to present the request to the legislature at its approaching session for an appropriation of $ 100,000.00 for the State Normal School, Mr. Simmons moved to amend by including in the motion $35000 for the State College of Agriculture.  Mr. Phinizy moved as a substitute to refer the matter to a special committee to report back this afternoon.  Mr. Simmons moved to lay the substitute on the table and the motion was carried.

            Mr. Atkinson moved that the legislative committee present the entire budget to the legislature in a proper bill.

            Mr. Cleveland offered the following resolution:  “It is the sense of this Board that the legislative committee present only the claims of the State Normal School for $100000 and the South Ga. Normal College for $50000.”  This motion was carried. [Later on in the session this was reconsidered + the action taken.  See Page…]

            Mr. Phinizy made the following report for the Laws + Discipline Committee:

 

Admission of Women:

            “In regard to the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School, which was enclosed by the Chancellor, to admit women to the Graduate School of the University, the committee, after a thorough investigation + discussion of the matter, divided evenly on the matter and it is so reported to the Board.”

            Mr. Goetchius made the following report for the Laws + Discipline Committee, which was adopted:

 

Action of Letter and Legal Offer of Brown Heirs:

            1. In the matter of the Charles McDonald Brown Scholarship fund, re-referred, the committee recommends that he Chancellor be requested in the name of the Board to reply to the letter of Mr. George M. Brown on behalf of himself and the other children of Joseph E. Brown and thank them for the action taken by them in this matter of extending the use of the Brown Fund.

 

(Page 94) Brown Heirs:

            “Your committee further recommends in this connection that the resolution of Mr. McDaniel on this subject be adopted, to act:  that is, that the paper submitted by George M. Brown and the other heirs at law of Joseph E. Brown, each of whom are sui juris?, be and the same is accepted in so far as the Board may be legally authorized so to do, and it is ordered filed in the archives of this institution and duly published as the other original papers in the manual, and in other proper publication and filled with the said original donation together with the pertinent correspondence relative thereto, and this resolution, and be recorded in the Clerk’s office of the Superior Court of Clark County.

            “That the proposition of said heirs at law of Joseph E. Brown be accepted as proposed by its terms and appearing on its face as binding in the heirs at law of Joseph E. Brown, subject to such future action not inconsistent with said proposition and the original gift as this Board on its successors in office may hereinafter take with respect thereto.

            “Resolved, further, that in adopting the foregoing and accepting this paper bearing the signatures of others with those of three of the sons of Joseph E. Brown, this Board recognizes only the sons of Joseph E. Brown as named in the original gift and the survivor of them as having the rights of visitation as set at in said original gift.”

 

School of Journalism:

            2. That the resolution of Mr. Rowe to adopted, to-wit: years degree course, be put into operation September 1917.

            “Resolved further, that the Prudential Committee in compunction with the Chancellor be empowered to approve such a course that it may be published in the next annual bulletin of the University.”

 

Committee on Publicity:

            3. That the resolution of Judge Gober be adopted, to wit:

            “Whereas it is important that the exercises of the University Commencement be published to the people of the Sate and the result of the year’s work in all the departments of the University be made known to the public:

            “Resolved, that a permanent committee composed of Messrs. Phinizy, Rowe, Miller and Howell, together with Professor Sanford, of the English department and the Secretary of this Board, be appointed to be known as the Publicity Committee, whose duty it shall be to prepare for publication and have published in such (Page 95) papers of the State as will do so without charge all such matters as will carry out the intent and purpose of this preamble and resolution, the object of the same being to present to the people of Georgia the great work being done by its University.

            “Resolved further, that the committee by authorized to employ a reporter or otherwise at a cost of not exceeding fifty dollars for the Commencement period beginning with the meeting of this Board, to assist the Committee in carrying out this resolution.

 

Action on Board of Visitors Report:

            4. “On consideration of the report of the Board of Visitors, referred to your committee, we beg to report that each of the suggestions and recommendations therein contained have been and are being duly considered by the Board in connection with those subjects notified in the annual reports of the Chancellor and other officers as submitted at this meeting, + so far as funds may be available the suggestions both as to increased funds for addition and maintenance will receive proper consideration of this Board.

            “In connection with this present report, your committee calls attention to the provision of the Code which requires the visiting board among its other duties to after the examinations of the University and report upon the character of the same.  We suggest that the attention of the visiting boards in future be called to this requirement of the law.”

 

            Authority was granted Chancellor Barrow to confer on Miss Mamie R. Lewis her degree in absentia. 

 

Dr. Geissler’s Resignation:

            A communication from Dean Woofter to the Chancellor relation to the resignation of Dr. Geissler was read.  The selection of a succession to Dr. Geissler was left to the Prudential Committee.

            Mr. Cleveland was excused for the session.

            The Board adjourned to attend the alumni exercises.

            The Board re-convened at 4 p.m.

 

L. L. Knight Nominated for L. L. D.:

            The name of Lucia L. Knight was presented for the degree of L. L. D. and under the rules goes over for one year.

            The following trustees were named as 4 officio members of the Board of Trustees of the branch colleges of the University System, their term being two years from Oct. 1, 1916:

 

(Page 96) Members of Branch College Boards:

            State College of Agriculture – Bennett, Hughes + Cobb.

            North Ga. Agronomy. College – Thompson, Cobb, Maddox.  

            Ga. School of Technology – Gober, Simmons, Rowe.

            State Normal School – Hayes, McWhorter, Cleveland.

            Ga. Medical College – Phinizy, Howell, Hodgson.

            Ga. Industrial College – Bennett, Bower, Hughes.

            Ga. Normal + Industrial College – Adams, Goetchius.

            South Ga. Normal College – Hayes, Bower, Goetchius.

 

            The following resolution by Mr. Phinizy was adopted:

 

Pay for Members of Legislative Committee:

            “Resolved, that the actual expenses of the legislative committee of this Board, not to exceed four dollars a day and mileage, according to the rules of this Board, be paid members of the legislative committee during the time they are required to be in attendance upon the legislature under the call of the chairman, upon the approved of the chairman.

            “Resolved further that these expenses be paid by the secretary + treasurer of the Board, and that an accent for the same be presented to the different branch colleges and be paid pro rates according to the amounts received from the legislature by each.”

 

            The following degrees were ordered conferred, on recommended by the faculty:

 

Degrees:

                                                Master of Arts

            Neil Robert Blackman                                      Edward Lee Floyd

            Mamie Rebecca Lewis Harold Diedrich Meyer

            Henry Elbert Nelson                                         Gaines Winningham Walter

            George Stevens Whitehead                               Herbert Daniel Williams

 

                                                Bachelor of Arts.

                                                Summa cum laude

            Wilder Quinton Gresham                                  Max Leon Segall

                                                Cum laude

            Robert Callaway                                               Leon Lamar Folsom

            James Milo Hatch                                             Francis Otey McClellan

                                                and the followings.

            (Page 97) Arthur Samuel Armistead                 Lawrence Comer Atkins

            Ernest Kontz Bennett                                        Herbert Ezekiel Buffington

            Richard Foster Harris                                       James Charles Longino

            William Henry Quarterman, Jr.                          William Alison Richbourg

            Benjamin Harrison Robinson                             Shelton Palmer Sanford

            Milton Candler Scott                                        William Franklin Shell

            Thomas Jefferson Smith, Jr.                              Charles Mabry Tamer

            Thomas Atkinson Thrash                                  Lamar Hill Timmons

                                                Harry Adoniram Vann.

 

                                                Bachelor of Science

                                                With honors

            Noble Paul Bassett                                           Henry Warren Brown

                                                William Mobley Watson

                                                and the following:                     

            Samuel Charles Blumenthal                               Clive Brooks

            Roger Gamble Doughty                                    Lauren Holmes Goldsmith

            Robert Maxwell Harbin                                    Bernard Neeson Neal

            Louis Pessin                                                     Theodore Hammond Smith

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

                                                With honors

            Henry Edgar Newton                                        Herman Walton Smith

                                                and the following:

            Remer Young Brinson   Horace McCall Clements

            John Greene Henderson                                    Richard Williams Slade, Jr.

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            William Wallace Barlow                                    Noble Paul Bassett

            Harry Lawrence Brown                                    Morris William Hallowell Collins

            William Oliver Collins   Joseph Littleton Dennis

            Henry Lee Frye                                                Harlow Williamson Harvey

            William Dozier Hasty                                        Pope Russell Hill

            Henry Towns Maddox  John Walter Nicholson

            Jones Purcell                                                    John Mason Purdom, Jr.

            Curry LaFayette Veatch                                   Cecil Norton Wilder

                                               

                                                Bachelor of Science (Forestry)

            Burley Mathew Lufburrow

 

                                                (Page 98) Bachelor of Science (Education)

            Lamar Perkerson Camp                                    Joseph Shelton Davis, Jr.

            George Peter Donaldson                                   Bolling Henry Jones, Jr.

            Robert Jordan Marshburn                                 Christopher Copeland Nall

                                                Eugene Oberdorfer

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            Harry Maxwell Arnold  Ralph Belk Hosch

            Henry Smith Jennings                                        Clarence Weaver Rawson

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            Madison Hines Roberts, with honors

            Henry Dawson Allen

 

                                                Bachelor of Law

                                                with honors

            Samuel Brown Lippitt                                       Trygwe John Tolnas

                                                with distinction

            Rupert Alton Brown                                         John Radcliff Casteel

            Joseph Henry Howard                                      Joel Byars Mallet

            Julian West Walker                                           Samuel Harris Wiley

                                                and the following:

            Maurice Neil Andrews  John Brainerd Blackmar

            William Claude Christopher                              Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb

            James Bennett Conyers Frederick Robert Crandall

            Julien Erwin                                                      Robert Lee Gillen

            Walter Jasper                                                   Dewitt Donald Hathorn

            Terrie Nichols Hendricks                                  Orlan Bramlett Hill, Jr.

            Frank Alexander Holden                                   Preston Brooks Holtzendorff, Jr.

            Charles William Johnson                                   Frederick Dwayne Johnston, Jr.

            Nicholas Finzer Jones                                       LaFayette McLaws                                          Jamie Alonzo Nolan                                                Alan Smith O’Neal

            Forrest Adair Roberts                                       Harmon Chadbourn Robinson

            Lewis Francisco Snellings                                 William James Summerall

            Lewis Rumble Timberlake                                 Clarence Newton Walton                                 Henry Haynes West                                                Phillip Austin Willcox

 

                                                Graduate in Pharmacy

            Edgar Jones Cavender                                      Manley Augustus Cox

            Norman Clyde Crews                                       Willis Timmons Edmunds

            Wirt Winters Garmany  Wayland Hoyt Owen

            Isaac Daniel Reid                                              Thomas Ray Smith

 

 

            (Page 99) Mr. McWhorter introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

           

“Actual Attendances” Defined:

            “Resolved, that the actual attendance of the members of this Board on the annual session thereof shall begin on the day they reach Athens on the Thursday preceding the Sunday of the commencement of the University, provided they reach Athens on that day and per? dier? shall be paid on that basis.

 

            The allowing of certain students to make up work in order to secure their degrees in the summer was left to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

 

Property Com. Report:

            The report of the property committee was read and referred to the finance committee. {See Book of Reports, Page…]

            A communication from Prof. Park and Sanford as to changes in the commencement program was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Social Function in Auditorium:

            Mr. Howell moved that it be declared the sense of the Board that social functions at commencement be allowed in the new auditorium if the Prudential Committee can arrange satisfaction and advantageous terms and said occasions to be under rules prescribed by the Prudential Committee.  Carried by a vote of 10 to 7.

 

Finance Com. Report:

            Mr. Simmons presented a report from the Finance Committee which was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…]

 

Chair of Med. Jurisprudence abolished:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the chair of Medical Jurisprudence was abolished.

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution as to the purchase of Lucy Cobb Institute.  Mr. Gober introduced a resolution to admit women to the graduate courses of the University.  Mr. Adams moved as a substitute that the law does not authorize the admission of women.

            Mr. McWhorter moved to refer the three resolutions to the Laws + Discipline Committee, which was carried.

 

Further Action as to Budget:

            Mr. McWhorter moved that the action of the Board of Trustees in passing the resolution of Mr. Cleveland at the morning session relative to the appropriations to be asked of the legislature be reconsidered.  This motion was carried by a vote of 9 to 8.

            Mr. McWhorter introduced a resolution naming the appropriations to be asked this year.  Mr. Bennett moved to amend by naming the amount for the State Normal School $100000 instead of $50000.  Mr. McWhorter accepted the amendment.  Mr. Simmons introduced a substitute which was lost.

            The resolution of Mr. McWhorter, as amended, was then passed as follows:

            (Page 100) “Whereas, this Board after due hearing adopted a budget for special appropriations by the legislature for the University System, which budget aggregate the sum of Two Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand ($298,000.00) Dollars, as appears from the resolution as passed, and

            “Whereas, it is not deemed advisable to task the legislature to appropriate all of the said budget at the next session of the legislature and

            “Whereas this decision and policy necessitates the preferences of certain appropriations and thereby temporarily defers others,

 

Budge of Legislative Appropriations:

            “Therefore Be it Resolved, That the legislative committee be requested and directed to prepare and present to the coming session of the legislature, and from session to session thereafter until the same shall be adopted, under otherwise directed by this Board, the necessary bills to appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars for the State Normal School; the sum of Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars for the South Georgia Normal College;  the sum of Forty Thousand ($40000.00) Dollars for the University of Georgia;  and the sum of Three Thousand ($3000.00) for the School of Technology;  and all of said appropriations be asked for the purposes declared and specified in said budget.

            “Resolved further, That the balance of said budget so fixed shall be deferred until the appropriations above until otherwise directed by this Board.

            “Resolved further, That when the legislature shall pass the special appropriations herein designated, or when directed by this Board, the legislative committee shall then present to the legislature, in due form bills for the appropriation of the remainder of said budget and urge the same in every proper way until such appropriations are made or until otherwise directed by this Board.”

            A resolution as to the increase of the number of member on the Honorary Degrees Committee was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Auditing Com. Report:

            Mr. Thompson made the report of this Auditing Committee which was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

 

Brown Fund Com. Report:

            Mr. McWhorter made the report of the Brown Fund Committee, which was adopted [See Book on Reports, Page…].

            Mr. Goetchius introduced a resolution as to the admission of women to the graduate courses in the University + it was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

            (Page 101) Mr. Rowe introduced the following resolution which was passed:

 

Com. on Athletics Provided:

            “Resolved, That for the purpose of repopulating athletics, of adjusting all differences and complaints, and of maintaining a spirit of harmony in all athletics contests between the University and its branches, a committee of three members, one from the University, who shall be chairman and have authority to call the committee together, one from the Georgia School of Technology and one from the North Georgia Agricultural College shall be appointed by the presidents of their respective boards of trustees.  The said permanent committee shall have the power to consider and adjust all matters referred to it by the Chancellor, or the President of the Georgia School of Technology, or the President of the North Ga. Agricultural College, or otherwise.”

            Mr. Gober was named by the chairman as the University member and chairman of this committee.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 21, 1916

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present at the roll call and during the day Chairman McDaniel and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Hodgson, Maddox, Cobb, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, McCants, Atkinson, Miller, Rowe + Conner.

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            The following resolution by Mr. Gober was adopted:

 

Regulating Athletics:

            “Whereas, it is the desire of this Board that all intercollegiate games between the different branches of the University by conducted in a fair and honorable way, to this end

            “Resolved, That no coach, manager or the authority in such contests shall be guilty of any unfair act, discrimination or unprofessional conduct towards any other team belonging to any other unit of the University, upon the penalty of discharge from any connection with the University or any team of any part of the University; that visiting teams and their members shall be treated with proper (Page 102) courtesy on such visits by the team and students of the college visited and on violation of this rule the local board shall administer a proper punishment which may extend as far as expulsion.

            “Resolved, further, That the local board of trustees of coach branch college be furnished with a copy of this resolution and they are enjoined and directed to enforce it and in all cases teams and parties shall have the right to appeal to this Board.

            “Resolved, further, That this Board will take original jurisdiction on all matters herein provided for in necessary cases”

 

Rev. Troy Beatty Nominated for D. D.:

            Rev. Troy Beatty, of Athens, Ga., was nominated for the degree of D. D. and under the rules the nomination gesso over for one year.

 

            Mr. Phinizy presented the report of the Laws + Discipline Committee as follows:

 

Changes in Commencement Program:

            1. That the annual debate between the Phi Kappa and Demosthenian Societies be changed from Monday night of commencement week to February 12th, Georgia Day. [This section was adopted].

            2. That the Sophomore declamation be changed from Saturday night of commencement week to January 19th, Lee’s birthday, but that the cup be delivered, as usual, at Commencement. [This section was adopted].

            3. That the Junior contest be continued during commencement on some day to be selected by the proper faculty committee.  [This section was adopted].

 

As to Purchase of Lucy Cobb Institute:

            4. That the resolution in reference to the Lucy Cobb Institute with the idea of making the same a branch of the University do not pass [This section was amended so as to refer the matter to a committee of five to be named by the chairman, to investigate the subject and report back to the Board at its next annual session].

 

Admission of Women:

            5. In regard to the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School + of the Chancellor that women be admitted to the Graduate School of the University, your committee recommends the following resolutions:

            “Resolved, That it is the sense of this Board that the recommendation of Chancellor that women should be admitted to the graduate courses of the University should be adopted, unless there be (Page 103) some legal obstacle thereto.

            “Resolved further, That in as much as there is some doubt as to whether or not such admission should be now legal, the legislation committee is requested to prepare and have presented for passage by the next General Assembly a bill authoring the board of trustees in its discretion to admit women to the graduate courses of the University.” [This section was adopted by a vote of 9 to 8, after a motion by Mr. Howell to adopt only the first paragraph of the resolution had been lost by a note of 12 to 6.]

 

Report of Branch College Committees:

            Mr. Meldrim presented the report of the committee on branch colleges which was adopted. [See book of reports, Page…].

            The following resolution by Mr. Simmons was adopted:

 

As to Nominations for Honorary Degrees:

            “Resolved, That hereafter nomination for degrees shall be signed by the member of the Board making such nomination and endorsed by one other member before it can be considered by the committee on honorary degrees and by no other member hereof.”

 

            Prof. H. L. Sewell and Rev. J. A. Sharp being unable to be present today in Athens, the Board authorized the Chancellor to confer the honorary degrees on them in absentia.

 

Revision of Manual:

            A motion by Mr. Goetchius was passed calling for the appointment of a committee of five to revise, compile + public the manual.

 

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

 

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Athens, Ga. June 14, 1917

 

            The annual session of the Board of Trustees was called to order at four o’clock this afternoon by Chairman Henry D. McDaniel.

            The opening prayer was offered by Governor N. E. Harris.

 

Roll Call:

            On the call of the roll the following members were recorded as being present:  Governor Harris, Chairman McDaniel, and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Adams, Bower, Hayes, Goetchius, Howell, Maddox, Cleveland, Cobb, Phinizy, Bennett, Hughes, Atkinson, Conner, Thomas, Hodgson and Rowe.

 

Excuses:

            Excuse was offered for Mr. Meldrim who failed to catch his train in Atlanta.

 

Bowdon College Request:

            On motion of Mr. Rowe, the committee from Bowdon, Ga., was received by the Board.  Messrs. Reaves, Elliott and Steer, of Carroll county, presented their reasons for asking the endorsement of the Board of the bill that is to be introduced in the legislature to make Bowdon College a branch of the University of Georgia.  Congressman Brand spoke briefly, representing Congressman Adamson, who could not be present to advocate the claims of Bowdon College.  A short recess was taken to enable the members of the Board to meet the members of the committee.

            The report of the State School Auditor on his audit of the books of the treasurer was referred to the committee on auditing.

 

Degree for Gen. W. D.:

            A communication from the secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. School of Technology was read, reciting that that Board requested the University of Georgia to confer upon Mayor-General Leonard W., U. S. A., the degree of L. L. D.  The matter was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Admission of Women:

            A communication from the State Association for Education of Georgia Mountaineers, requesting that the University admit women to its classes was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The following committees were announced by the chairman:

 

Committees:

            Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson, Rowe.

            Finance – Simmons, Rowe, Bower, Meldrim, Maddox.

            Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor.

            Brown Fund, McWhorter, Bennett, Hays, Maddox, Thompson.

            Property – Meldrim, Gober, Hodgson, Cleveland, Cobb, Atkinson.

            (Page 106) Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, Cobb.

            Library – Cleveland, Goetchius, Miller, Hodgson, Maddox.

            Law Library – Gober, Simmons, McWhorter.

            Invitations – Goetchius, McCants, Bower, Thomas, Howell.

            Auditing – Hays, Thompson, Thomas.

            Laws + Discipline – Miller, Adams, Cobb, Phinizy, Goetchius, Gober, McWhorter, Hughes.

            Branch Colleges – Atkinson, Meldrim, Harris, Callaway, Miller, McCants, Thomas.

            Legislative – Gober, McWhorter, Simmons, Howell, Bennett, Miller, Rowe, Hays, Thomas, Bower, Hodgson, Phinizy, Thompson, Maddox, Hughes.

 

Prudential Committee Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read.  Those portions of the minutes relative to the matter of proposed agreement with Emory University on the conferring of the double degree of Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine were referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.  That section in regard to the committee allowing the librarian to werd? his book account temporarily last summer was referred to the Committee on Library.  That section in regard to the University accepting some twenty thousand dollars worth of wine from the estate of the late Judson L. Hand was referred to a special committee consisting of Governor Harris and Judge Cobb, but later on this action was reconsidered and the matter was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            After some discussion and several motions, a motion of Mr. Simmons was carried that the minutes of the Prudential Committee, with the above exceptions, be confirmed.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the hours of meeting were fixed at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

            Chancellor Barrow was granted leave of absence for tomorrow.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock/

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 15, 1917

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present at the roll call and during the day all members with the exception of Messrs. Thompson and Peabody.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were confirmed.

            (Page 107) On motion of Mr. Gober the Bowdon College matter was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Report of School of Technology:

            Governor Harris made the report for the Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology and it was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            Governor Harris spoke very feelingly with his attachment to the University and his long membership on the Board, and stated that on account of advancing years and ill heath this was probably the last meeting of the Board he would ever attend.

            Mr. Phinizy moved that a committee of three be named to draft a suitable appreciation of the long and valued services of Governor Harris as a member of the Board and that it be spread on the minutes.  This committee, as suggested by Mr. Phinizy, was named by the Chairman, consisting of Messrs. Meldrim, Howell and Cobb.

 

Chancellor Barrow’s Report:

            Chancellor Barrow read his report to the Board and it was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline and Finance.

 

Invitation to Visit College of Agriculture:

            President Soule invited the Board to visit the College of Agriculture Monday afternoon at six o’clock, and the invitation was accepted on motion of Mr. Adams.

 

Smith-Hughes Vocational Training Bill:

            Mr. Hodgson called the attention of the Board to the importance of the Smith-Hughes vocational training bill recently passed by Congress, and suggested the appointment of a committee to study the provisions of the bill and report back to the Board as to what should be done towards getting the legislature to meet the federal requirements of the measure.

            Mr. Hughes, one of the authors of the bill, being present, as a member of the Board, addressed the Board on the subject and explained some of the provisions of the bill.

 

Committee on Above Matter:

            Mr. Gober moved that a committee consisting of Messrs. Hughes, Hodgson, Bennett, Atkinson, of the Board, and Dr. A. M. Soule and Dean T. J. Woofter, of the State College of Agriculture and the School of Education, be appointed to take this matter under consideration and report back to the Board tomorrow morning.  Motion adopted and committee named by the Chairman.

 

Dr. J. M. T. Finney for Doctor of Science:

            Mr. Phinizy presented the name of Dr. J. M. T. Finney for the degree of Doctor of Science and under the rules the nomination was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees + goes over for one year.

 

(Page 108) Report of Ga. Indust. College:

            Mr. Meldrim reported for the Trustees of the Georgia Industrial College of Colored Youth and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            On motion of Mr. Gober, Mr. Thomas was added to the committee on the Smith-Hughes bill.

 

Finance Committee Report:

            Mr. Simmons reported for the committee on Finance and the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page…]

            Mr. Goetchius brought up the question of revision of the manual.  The committee that had had that matter in charge several years since and had not published the new manual on account of lack of funds was discharged from further duty and a new committee was appointed, consisting, of Messrs. McWhorter, Cobb, Simmons, Thomas and Cleveland, charged with the duty of revising the manual and having one typewritten copy prepared by next commencement for the use of the Board.

 

Judge Cobb Made Member of Prud. Committee:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, Judge Cobb was made a member of the Prudential Committee.

 

Report South Ga. Normal College:

            Mr. Thomas reported for the Trustees of the South Georgia Normal College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Law Dept. Resolution:

            Mr. Meldrim introduced a resolution to change the term of the Law Department from two to three years.  Referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Meldrim reported the resolution in regard to Governor Harris, which was adopted unanimously by a rising vote and ordered spread on the minutes.  It was as follows:

 

Appreciation of Gov. Harris:

            “The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, this day in session in Athens, has heard the statement of Hon. N. E. Harris, long a member of the Board, that on account of advancement years and ill health, this will probably be the last meeting that he will be able to attend as a member of the board.

            “The Board takes this occasion to express the profound personal esteem and affection of each member for Governor Harris, whose health it hopes and prays will improve and whose strength, increasing with advancing years, may permit his attendance upon many future meetings of this Board.

            “On the upbuilding of the University System of the State, the work of no man has been more valuable than that of Governor Harris, and his services on the Board here such as to lend unusual (Page 109) weight in guiding the Board in its deliberations, while his golden heart and his lovable personality have endeared him to every member of the Board, all of whom hope that he may be spared for many years of service to the State and the pleasurable companionship of his friends and associates.

            “That his long and valuable connection with this Board may be properly recognized, the Board asks Governor Harris to present it, for the walls of the Board room, a portrait of himself, to remain as a perpetual reminder of the efficient and honorable service of a noble son of the University, who has so worthily represented it in so many fields and who has done so much for its advancement.”

 

Appreciation of Chairman McDaniel:

            Mr. Howell moved that the Chairman McDaniel be requested to present the University with a portrait of himself to be hung on the walls of the Board room.  The motion was carried unanimously by a rising vote.

            Both Governor Harris and Chairman McDaniel spoke briefly and feelingly in appreciation of this action of the Board.

            The Board took recess until 4 p.m., at which hour it re-assembled.

 

Invitation to Gov. Elect Dorsey:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the Board extended an invitation to Governor-elect Dorsey to sit with the Board during its present session at such time as might be convenient for him to do so.

 

Report of Ga. Med. College:

            Mr. Callaway reported for the Trustees of the Georgia Medical College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of N. Ga. Agr. Coll.:

            Mr. McCants reported for the Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

L. L. D. for Mr. Lucian Lamar Knight:

            Mr. Adams reported for the committee on Honorary degrees recommending that the degree of L. L. D. be conferred on Mr. Lucian Lamar Knight.  The report of the committee was adopted.

            Mr. Adams stated that while the nomination of Mayor-General Leonard Wood for the degree of L. L. D. could not be taken up unless the rules were suspended by unanimous vote, he interposed no objection to such suspension of the rules if the Board desired that it be done.

 

L. L. D. for Major-General Leonard Wood, U. S. A., which motion was unanimously carried.

 

(Page 110) Report of State Normal School:

            Mr. Miller reported for the Trustees of the State Normal School and the report was referred to the Committee of Branch Colleges.

 

State Coll. of Agr. Report:

            President Conner made this annual report for the Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, which was filed with the records of the Board.

 

Admission of Women:

            The question of admitting women to the University was taken up and a number of motions made and a considerable discussion engaged in.  Finally a substitute motion of Mr. Bennett that the motion of Mr. Howell that women be admitted to the junior, senior – and graduate classes of the University, together with the question of making Lucy Cobb Institute an annex of the University – and all other matters pertaining to the admission of women to the University be referred to a special committee to report back to the Board at tomorrow morning’s session, was carried.  This committee consists of Messrs. Rowe, McWhorter, Gober, Maddox, Simmons – and Bower.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1917

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present all members except Messrs. Harris, Thompson, and Peabody.

            The hour for the report of the Board of Visitors was fixed at eleven o’clock.

            Mr. Cleveland submitted the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Committee to Investigate Legality of Admitting Women:

            “It being important to determine the extent of the authority granted by its charter and amendments established the State University, in reference to the authority of this Board to admit women to the University,

            “It is therefore moved that a committee of five learned and experienced lawyers on this Board be appointed a committee to investigate our authority in the matter and report to this Board as soon as convenient.”

            Chairman McDaniel named as the committee under this resolution Messrs. Cleveland, Gober, Adams, Thomas and McWhorter.

 

Prud. Committee Minutes:

            Mr. Goetchius offered a resolution to print the minutes of the Prudential Committee each year for information of the members of the Board, the resolution being as follows:

            “Resolved, that it be adopted as a rule of this Board (Page 111) that two weeks in advance of the day fixed for the annual meeting, the Secretary will has printed and forwarded to each member of the Board for their information a copy of the minutes of the meetings of the Prudential Committee held during the year preceding said publication.  The said publication shall be furnished only to members of the Board, shall be separate from other printed matter of the University, and shall be held by the Board members as a confidential communication.”

            Mr. Rowe offered an amendment to furnish members of the Board with a copy of the minutes after each meeting of the Prudential Committee.

 

Foregoing Resolution Tabled:

            MR. Meldrim moved to lay both motions on the table, which motion was carried by a note of 13 to 6.

            Mr. Hughes reported for the special committee on the Smith-Hughes bill as follows:

            “Your committee met at the Georgia Hall Friday evening June 15th, + carefully consider the Smith-Hughes Law.  The committee organized by electing Mr. Dudley M. Hughes, one of the authors of the bill, was Chairman.

 

Report of Committee on Smith-Hughes Bill:

            “This law appropriates certain sums out of federal funds to assist the States in developing vocational education in the public schools.  One appropriation is for the payment of salaries of teachers of vocational agriculture in high schools; another appropriation is to pay salaries of teachers of trade, industry and home economics in high schools; and still another to prepare teachers to teach theses high school subjects.

            “To make these Federal funds available, it is necessary that funds be appropriated by this State in a manner somewhat similar to the plan already endorsed in Georgia for procuring Federal funds thru the Smith-Hughes Law, or recommend that the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia take the following actions:

            “I. Agree to urge the legislature of this State to accept all of the conditions of this Law and to take steps to make it effective

            “II. Recommend that the State Board of Vocational Education shall consist of seven members, made up as follows:

            The Chancellor of the University,

            The State School Commissioner,

            Two members from the Board of Trustees of the State University (Amended later on)

            Two members from the State Board of Education (Amended later on)

            (Page 112) One member from the State at large (Amended later on).  One of the members of said Board shall be a representative of the manufacturing and commercial interests; one a representative of the agricultural interests; and one a representation of labor

            “III. That the Chairman of the Board be requested to appoint a committee to appear before the proper committee of the Legislature to urge above action.”

                                                                                    Dudley M. Hughes, Chairman,

                                                                                    Harry Hodgson,

                                                                                    John W. Bennett

                                                                                    T. E. Atkinson

                                                                                    W. E. Thomas

                                                                                    T. J. Woofter

                                                                                    A. M. Soule

 

Action of the Above Report:

            Mr. Howell moved to adopt the report of the committee, and Mr. McWhorter moved to amend it be making the number of members of the proposed State Board of Vocational Education to be selected from the University Trustees one instead of two, the number to be selected from the State Board of Education one instead of two and the number to be selected from the State at large three instead of one.  The amendment of Mr. McWhorter as adopted, and the report of the Committee, as amended, was then adopted.

            Mr. Howell moved that the presenting of this matter to the legislature be left to the legislative Committee.  Carried.

 

Board of Visitors Report:

            The Board of Visitors made their report and it was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Board took recess to meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

            Mr. Miller made report for the Committee on Laws + Discipline and the report was adopted.

 

Laws + Discipline Committee Report:

            Report of Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            “Your committee on Laws + Discipline have had under consideration the matters hereafter referred to and beg lean to report as follows:

            1. It recommends the adoption of the resolution hereto attached in regard to increasing the course in the Law School from 2 to 3 years.

            2. It recommends the adoption of the report on resolution hereto attached in regard to making Bowdon College a Branch College of the University, of Junior rank.

            (Page 113) 3. It recommends the adoption of the report on resolution hereto attached in regard to the proposed gift of domestic wine to the University by the executors of the estate of J. L. Hand, deceased.

 

Degree of B. S. in Medicine in Connection with Emory University:

            4. It recommends that the inquiring of Chancellor W. A. Candler, of Emory University, as to the possibility of a combination by which the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medicine might be granted under certain conditions, etc., be referred to a committee of three, of which the Chancellor shall be chairman, with instructions to investigate and report back its recommendation at the next annual meeting of the Board.”

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                B. J. Miller, Chairman

           

Proposed Change of Law School Term:

            [Resolution Adopted As To Law School Course]

            “Your committee have had under consideration the resolution providing for a three year course in the Law School and report thereon that it is advisable that the course in the Law School should be increased to three years at the earliest practicable moment, but they do not deem it expedient to make this change as this time.

            “It is recommended that the resolution be referred to the Prudential Committee to make a thorough investigation of the matter and report thereon at the next annual meeting with such suggestions and recommendations as they may deem proper to make.”

 

Action as to Bowdon College:

            [Resolution Adopted As To Bowdon College:

            “The committee has heard with interest the proposition to deed to the Trustees of the University of Georgia the property of Bowdon College – and make it a Branch College of the University, of Junior ranch, and forces the acceptance of he proposition, provided the legislature will furnish the necessary funds for its support and maintenance.  We recommend that the legislative Committee of the Board see to the drafting of the bill so as to carry out the spirit and purpose of this action.”

 

Action as to Hand Bequest of Wine:

            [Resolution Adopted As To Hand Wine Bequest]

            “Whereas J. L. Hand, recently deceased, a Trustee of the University of Georgia, gave to the University domestic wine of estimated value of $20,000.00, that the proceeds thereof might be used for educational purposes, and whereas this Board is without (Page 114) authority to accept the same, it is therefore

            “Resolved, That such gift of J. L. Hand, deceased, be referred to and submitted by the report of the Chairman of the Board, through the Governor, to the legislature for such action and direction as said body in its wisdom may provide.”

 

Irvin C. Cobb Nominated for Litt. D.:

            Messrs. Hodgson and Rowe nominated Irwin S. Cobb for the degree of Doctor of Literature and the nomination was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees and under the rules goes over for one year.

 

Degree in Absentia:

            Permission was granted to confer the degree upon Mr. T. E. Dunn in absentia.

            The Board took recess until 4 p.m.

 

Property Committee Report:

            On re-convening, Mr. Meldrim reported for the Property Committee and the report was, subject to the approval of the Finance Committee, adopted with the amendment that the Chancellor have supervision of the work of repairing the painting on the chapel stage. [See Book of Reports, Page…]

            Mr. McCants presented the following communications from the Trustees of the North Ga. Agr. College:

 

Resolutions of Trustees of the North Ga. Agric. College as to Dr. G. R. Glenn:

            [Dahlonega Resolutions]

            “Resolved, That we fully appreciate the valuable services rendered the N. G. A. College by Dr. G. R. Glenn in the past, yet we feel that the best interest of the College requires that a younger, more action president of the college be selected.

            “We therefore suggest that Dr. Glenn voluntarily tender his resignation, and that in the event he fails to do so, the Trustees of the University of Georgia be requested to elect another in his stead.

            “Resolved, That Dr. Glenn be furnished with a copy of these resolutions:

                                                                                    Dahlonega, Ga. June 14, 1917

            T. R. H. Baker, secretary of the Board of Trustees of the N. G. A. College, do? hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the North Georgia Agricultural College, on June 14, 1917, at its annual session held in Atlanta, Ga.

                                                Given under any band + seal, this June 14, 1917

                                                                                    R. H. Baker, Sec. Bd. of Trustees

                                                                                                N. G. A. College.

 

            Dr. G. R. Glenn was heard by the Board in regard to the above resolutions.

            The following resolution by Mr. Goetchius was unanimously adopted:

 

(Page 115) Action on the Foregoing Resolution:

            “Resolved, In response to the communication of the Board of Trustees of the North Ga. Agricultural College requesting this Board to displace Dr. G. R. Glenn as president of the College, it is the sense of this Board that there should be no change of the presidency and this Board declines to displace Dr. Glenn.

            “Resolved further, that this Board expresses its confidence in Dr. Glenn and is satisfaction in the manner in which he is conducting the affairs of the College.”

 

Resolution as to Contracts by Trustees:

            Mr. McWhorter introduced a resolution as to trustees entering into contracts with the institution of which they are trustees – and it was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Rowe, for the special committee on the question of admitting women to the University, made the following report:

 

Majority Report as to Admission of Women:

            “The special committee to whom the petition of “the duly authorized committee of the State Association for the Education of Georgia Mountaineers,” an organization of women, to this Board, asking that the “white women of Georgia may be permitted to enjoy the rights and privileges” of this institution xxxx on the same footing as men; and also a resolution offered by Mr. Howell, in reference to the same subject matter, which declares “that beginning after the fall term of 1917, the departments of the University at Athens be opened to women who apply for post-graduate, or Junior or Senior work”, was referred respectfully report back with the recommendation that neither be passed.

                                                                                    Hugh J. Rowe, Chairman

                                                                                    W. E. Simmons,

                                                                                    G. E. Maddox

                                                                                    Byron Bower

                                                                                    Hamilton McWhorter

           

            Mr. Gober submitted the following minority report:

 

Minority Report of Mr. Gober:

            “George F. Gober, a member of the special committee to which the matter was referred, files this minority report in said matter and disagrees to the majority report of the committee upon the ground that under the law, female students have a right to admission to all the branches of the University except the School of Technology and the School for the Colored at Savannah, and it fully declares that the Agricultural and Mechanical College is a branch college.  This college is taught on the campus as a part of the University and women are (Page 116) entitled to enter this college.                              

                                                                                    George F. Gober

 

Majority Report Adopted:

            On motion of Mr. Goetchius the majority report was adopted by a vote of 12 to 8.

 

Report of Com. on Lucy Cobb Inst. Referred to Laws + Disc. Com.:

            Mr. Rowe for the same committee reported on the question of making Lucy Cobb Institute a branch of the University.  Messrs. Howell and Bower being compelled to leave at this time, asked that their votes be recorded on this report, Bower, aye, Howell, nay.  Granted.

            Mr. Adams moved that the report be referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.  Carried.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 18, 1917

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, present all the members except Messrs. Harris, Howell, Callaway + Peabody.

            The minutes were read and confirmed.

 

Leave of Absence:

            Mr. Goetchius asked leave of absence for the remainder of the session.  Granted.

            The Board took recess to allow the Committee time to work.

            On motion of Mr. Adams it was decided that the members of the Board hear the address o f Dr. Kircherey this afternoon at six o’clock and go to the College of Agriculture at seven o’clock, instead of six as had been previously decided on.

 

Supplemental Report of Finance Com.:

            Mr. Simmons reported for the Library Committee and the report was adopted as a whole [See Book of Reports, Page…]

 

Brown Fund Com. Report:

            Mr. McWhorter submitted the report of the Brown Fund Committee and it was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            The Board re-assembled at 4 p.m.

 

Gregory Petition:

            The petition of H. Gregory to be allowed to complete the work necessary to his degree, during the summer, was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

S. E. Wilson Degree in Abs.:    

            The request of S. E. Wilson, Sr., that he degree of (Page 117) his son, S. E. Wilson, Jr., be conferred in absentia, on account of the physical condition of his son, was granted.

            Mr. Miller made the following report for the Committee on Laws + Discipline, which was adopted:

 

Credits in Mil. Science:

            “1. The committee here had under consideration the question of credits in military tactics as presented by the Chancellor and beg to report that his recommendation that the same by left with the faculty be approved.

 

“G” Men Must Drill:

            “2. Also reports on recommendation of the Chancellor that the “G” men by required to drill and pay the fees required of other students.

 

Target Range:

            “3. Also reports its recommendation that the question of establishing a target range be referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

 

Read Extension:

            “4. Also that the question of Road Station work be given the same direction.

 

Thanks to Gen. Educ. Board:

            “5. The committee recommends that the Secretary be requested to express the thanks of the Board to the General Education Board for continuing its appropriation to Secondary Education, and to Hon. F. A. Lipscomb for establishing two scholarships in the University; also that all correspondence donating and accepting such gifts be centered on the records of the University and recorded in the office of the clerk of the Superior Court of Clarke County, Ga., under direction of the Prudential Committee.

 

Action as to Lucy Cobb Institute:

            “6. The committee, to which has been referred the resolutions offered by a special committee compassed of Messrs. Rowe, Simmons, Bower, Maddox, McWhorter + Gober, touching the acceptance of the proposition of the Trustees of Lucy Cobb Institute, reports as follows:

            (a) We turn the establishment and maintenance by the State of Georgia of an institution of higher learning which will give to the young women of the state equal advantages with those eager by the young men, and fully recognize that this is their right.

            (b) We recommend the necessary legislation action looking to the acceptance by the State of a Conveyance to the Trustees of the University of Georgia of the property of the Lucy Cobb Institute, free of all encumbrances, as a foundation for a Woman’s College offering the advantages mentioned, as a Branch of the State University, and provided for its support and maintenance.

                                                                                    B. S. Miller,

                                                                                                Chairman

 

(Page 118) Gymnasium Instructor:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the selection of a gymnasium instructor was left to the Chancellor and Prudential Committee.

            On motion of Mr. Rowe, the chairman was requested to embody in his report to the Governor that part of the report of the Laws + Discipline Committee referring to Lucy Cobb Institute.

 

Committee Continued:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the special committee that has had in hand the Lucy Cobb Institutes question was continued.

            The matter of fixing the budget of appropriations to be asked of the legislature this year was taken up.  The representations of the Branch Colleges and of the State College of Agriculture and the University proper were heard from.

            The following maintenance appropriations are to be asked for.

                                                                                    Increase

University of Ga.                       $65000.00                   $5000.00

College of Agriculture                 70000.00                   10000.00

“” [to provide for Vet. Med. Degree Course] 10000.00                 10000.00

“” [Smith-Lever]                                       67129.28                   20979.28        

“” [Extension]                             40000.00

“” [Institutes]                                2500.00

Ga. Medical College                   30000.00

N. Ga. Agr. College                   26500.00

Ga. School of Technology         100000.00

Ga. Nor. + Ind. College              67500.00

State Normal School                  57500.00

Ga. Industrial College                   8000.00

South Ga. Nor. College              30000.00                     5000.00

Summer School                            7500.00                  

 

            The matter of requests for special appropriations was then taken up.

            On motion of Mr. Adams $5000 is to be asked of the legislature for the purchase of needed land for the Ga. Industrial College at Savannah.

            On motion of Mr. Hodgson the matter of requests $60000 for a stock judging building for the State College of Agriculture was postponed for consideration at the next annual session of the Board.

            On motion of Mr. Cleveland it was decided to ask for an appropriation of $30,000 for the completion of the power house at the Ga. School of Technology.

            (Page 119) On motion of Mr. Simmons it was decided to ask for an appropriation of $12000 with which to complete the new building at the South Ga. Normal College.

 

Method of Procedure:

            Mr. McWhorter moved that all appropriation asked for be in one act and Mr. Cobb moved as substitute that the method of procedure in asking for these appropriations be left to the legislative committee; with power to act.  The motion of Mr. Cobb was carried.

 

Committee to Investigate Legal Question N. Ga. College:

            Mr. McCants asked for the appointment of a committee to investigate the legality of the treasurer of the North Ga. Agricultural College Board receiving a salary, he being a member of the Board, + to report to the Board tomorrow.  The motion was carried and Messrs. Cobb, Maddox, Thompson and Miller were named on the committee.

            Mr. Cleveland introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Resolution as to Head of Branch Colleges Co-operating:

            “The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia having passed a budget to ask certain appropriation of the legislature for the maintenance of the University and the Branch Colleges, and also for buildings and improvements, the Board of Trustees of each branch college and the president of said college are requested to see their local representations and ask that they co-operate with this body to carry out our budget as made by the Trustees of the University, + that a copy of these resolutions be furnished the president of each branch college.”

            Mr. Rowe presented a communication from an Athens citizen, which was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The Board took recess until tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 19, 1917

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, all members present except Messrs. Harris, Callaway, Peabody, Howell and Goetchius.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and confirmed.

            Mr. Phinizy offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

            (Page 120)  Resolved, It is the sense of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia that the work of the University and all the Branch Colleges should be vigorously pushed during the coming session.

 

Resolution Urging No Slackening in Educational Work During the War:

            “That it is the sense of this Board that there should be no slacking of the educational work of the State on account of the war; that the war rather should quicken the work of education, not weaken it, for the problems after the war will call more and more for educated men and women to handle them for the future.

            “That this resolution, as the sense of this Board, should be communicated toe the Boards of all the Branch Colleges and the District Agricultural Schools of the state, with the earnest request that there will be no slackening in the educational work of the University System during the war.

            Mr. Miller made the following report for the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            Your committee on Laws + Discipline, having had under consideration the resolution hereto attached, instructs me to report the same back with its recommendation that it do pass as amended, being a resolution in regard to trustees participating in contracts, etc., made by or under authority of the Board or any Branch board.

                                                                                    B. S. Miller Chrm.

 

Resolution as to Trustees + Officers Participating in Certain Contracts:

            [Resolution]

            “1. Resolved, That no trustee, officer or agent of this Board, or of any department or Branch Board of the University System, shall, either directly or indirectly contract or participate in, by way of commission or otherwise, the benefits or profits of any contract or agreement made by or under authority of this Board or any departmental or several Branch Boards of the University System, or through the instrumentality of either, in behalf of the respective institutions or the respective student shall prevent sales by a company or corporation of which a trustee is a member, if such trustee is not a member of the purchasing or contracting Board.

            “2. Resolved further, That it is hereby made the duty of the respective Presidents of several Branches and Departments constituting the University System to report to the Chancellor of the University any violation of this rule, for transmission to this Board.

            “3. Resolved further, That the security of this Board furnish to the Presidents of the several Branch Colleges of the University System, or Departments thereof, (Page 121) a copy of this resolution within thirty days after the adjournment of this Board, and secure acknowledgement of service of the same.”

            Mr. Adams moved to postpone the consideration of the report until the next annual meeting of the Board.

            Mr. Simmons moved as substitute that the report be adopted.

            Mr. Bower moved to amend the report by adding after the words “contract or agreement” in Section 1, the words “for supplies, merchandise or materials.”

 

Action on the Above Resolution:

            The first vote was on the motion of Mr. Adams and the yeas and nays were called, resulting as follows: 

            Yeas – Adams, Maddox, Cobb, Thompson, Phinizy, Rowe, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants – 10.

            Nays – Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Bower, Hays, Cleveland, Bennett, Hughes, Miller, Conner, Thomas – 11.

            The motion of Mr. Adams was lost.

            The amendment of Mr. Bower was then adopted, and the resolution as amended was adopted by a vote of 15 to 4.

 

Chairman McDaniel Re-elected:

            Mr. Simmons nominated Chairman Henry D. McDaniel for re-election as chairman of this Board for the term of two years.  He was unanimously elected, Mr. Simmons casting the vote of the Board.

 

Sec-Treas-Registrar T. W. Reed Re-elected:

            Mr. Simmons nominated for re-election for the period of three years as secretary, treasurer and registrar, T. W. Reed, the present incumbent.  He was unanimously re-elected.  Mr. Simmons casting the vote of the Board.

 

Protest Allowed on Action as to Contracts:

            Mr. Cobb asked the privilege of placing on the minutes a protest against the action of the Board on the report of Laws + Discipline Committee as to purchases and contracts.  Permission was granted.

           

Leave of Absence:

            Mr. Cleveland was granted leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

 

Exercises in Chapel:

            Mr. Hodgson moved that the graduating exercises tomorrow be held in the Octagon.  Mr. Bower moved to leave this matter to the Chancellor.  Mr. Maddox moved to lay both motions on the table.  The motion of Mr. Maddox was carried.

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

 

Degrees in Absentia:

            At the afternoon session the Chancellor was authorized to confer degrees in absentia upon L. A. Paine and also upon other of the graduating class who are in the service of their country at training campus too

distant for them to get here tomorrow.

 

(Page 122) H. Gregory Petition:

            The Laws + Discipline Committee reported favorably upon the petition of H. Gregory to be allowed to complete during the summer the work necessary to acquiring the degree.  The report of the committee was adopted.

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution as to holding open the places of professors who may go into the service of the government during the war.  It was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

D. D. Degree for Rev. Troy Beatty:

            The Committee on Honorary Degrees recommended that the degree of D. D. be conferred on Rev. Troy Beatty, of Memphis, Tenn.  The report of the committee was adopted.

            The following resolution offered by Mr. Gober was adopted.

 

Pay for Members Legislative Committee:

            “Resolved, That the members of the legislative committee be paid their railroad fare and necessary expenses for the days present in Atlanta attending upon their duties as such members upon the call of the chairman, not to exceed four dollars per day, and which said amounts shall be paid, upon an account move out by each member and certified by the chairman, by the secretary and treasurer of this Board, on presentation to him, and that the amounts so paid out shall be aggregated and charged to and paid back to the treasurer by the different branch Colleges, pro rate according to the amounts appropriate to said colleges by the legislature.”

 

Branch Colleges Committee Report:

            Mr. Atkinson made report for the Committee on Branch Colleges, which was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

 

Rev. J. D. Wing Nominated for D. D.:

            Mr. Meldrim nominated Rev. John D. Wing for the degree of D. D.  Referred to the committee on Honorary degrees and under the rules goes over for one year.

 

L. L. Knight Prize:

            The offer of a prize of $25 by Hon. Lucia L. Knight for the best work in Southern history study among the students of the University was accepted.

            The recommendations of the faculty as to degrees to be conferred upon the graduating class were approved and the degrees ordered to be conferred as follows:

 

                                                Civil Engineer

Daniel Marshall Andrews, as of the class of 1874

 

                                                Bachelor of Philosophy

Francis Wall Copeland, as of the class of 1876

 

                                                (Page 123) Master of Arts

            Elizabeth Hill Burrage    Oliver Wendell Johnson

            Oscar Wood Hammond                                   Thomas Jackson Lance

            Eugene Lott Hill                                                Ella Clare McKellar

            Hal Hulsey                                                        Shelton Palmer Sanford

                                                William Wilson Weber

 

                                                Master of Science in Agriculture

            Clarence Naaman Keyser

 

                                                Bachelor of Arts

            Howard Henry McCall, Jr. – Summa cum laude

           

            Eugene Robert Black, Jr.

            William Park Brookes, Jr.     Cum laude           

            Dozier Nelson Fields

           

            Carter Shepherd Baldwin                                  Alonzo Morning Kelly

            John Stovall Boyd, Jr.                                       Hinton Fort Longino

            John Holland Carmical  Marvin Pink Moore

            George Branham Clonts                                    John Ellis Mundy

            Thomas Eugene Dunn                                       Augustus Cecil McPhail

            Roland Ellis, Jr.                                                 William Louis Patman

            Beverly Daniel Evans, Jr.                                  Marion McKenzie Reid

            Alexander Robert Fawcett                                Walter McDowell Rogers

            Archibald Gann                                                Roff Sims, Jr.

            Thomas Balling Gay, Jr.                                    George Hiley Slappey

            Abraham Samuel Goldstein                               Pinckney Welch Snelling

            Andrew Stewart Harris John Pendleton Stewart           

            Roy Vincent Harris                                           Willard Parker Tabor

                                                William Osmond White

 

                                                Bachelor of Science

            Miller Thurman Harrison                                   James Allen Lowry, Jr.

                                                Edmund Brewer Tate

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

                                                Ben Philip Cohen

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            Emory DeWitt Alexander                                  William Doughty Hillis

            Robert Daniel Bedinger William Clyde Jones

            Walter Scott Brown                                          George Guy Kemp

            Frank Columbus David James Robert Sealy

            Francis Florence Davidson                                James Robert Still

            Charles Gordon Garner                                    Daniel Hess Upshaw

            Orville Duane Hall                                            Oscar David Watson

 

                                                (Page 124) Bachelor of Science (Education)

            Spurgeon Earl Alverson                                    Yoel Lyons Joel

            Farrar Washington Board                                 Julian Killen Quattlebaum

            Laurence James Fox                                         Carl Seagraves

            Henry Thomas Gillespie                                    Blueford Custus Spurlock

            Roy DeWitt Hutson                                          George Hull Westbrook

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            John Gordon Ashley                                         James Blanton Lenhardt

            Alonzo Plumb Boardman                                  Irvine Morris Levy

            Howell Arthur Inghram Thomas Watson Lufburrow

                                                Leon Alexander Paine

 

                                                Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            Henry Lazaron Levington                                  Shelton Elliott Wilson

                                                Theodore Markland Yates

 

                                                Bachelor of Laws

            James Morgan Bartow Bloodworth

            Edward Ormonde Hunter                          With honors

            Richard Newton Mathis

 

            Gilbert Xavier Cheeves

            Landon Cobb Dulaney

            Walter Quinton Gresham

            Alvan Baker Rowe                           With distinction

            William Augustus Semmes, Jr.

            Emmett Arnold Skelton

            Charlton Mayer Theus

            Comer Trapnell                              With Distinction

            Bruton Lee Weston

 

            George Feagin Baldwin Charles Inman Owens

            Tom Reed Beasley                                           Virgil Swanson Parham

            Benjamin Hugh Burgess                                    Charles Grover Payne

            Henry Maynard Carrere, Jr.                              Henry Benning Pease

            Robert Lee Cooper                                          John William Powell

            Henry Mitchell Dunn                                         William Henry Quarterman, Jr.

            Edward Lee Floyd                                            James Wilmer Ray

            Alva Edward Garey                                          George Adams Shuford, Jr.

            Neil Lee Gillis, Jr.                                             Vaughnam Adolphus Sims

            Ferdinand Kilsheimer Hirsch                             Seward Mallette Smith

            Warren R. Nixon                                              William Harry Spiller

            Joseph Louis Morrison Charlie Mabry Tanner, Jr.

            Francis Otey McClellan                                    William Pinckney Whelchel

            Howard Hart McWhorter                                 Charles Alvin Whitten

                                                Hugh Miller Willett

 

                                                (Page 125) Graduate in Pharmacy

            Boyce Moultrie Gilbert Charles Bert Gorton Swetland

                                                Charles Toliver Witcher

 

            Mr. Cobb, as chairman of a special committee reported as follows:

            “Your committee have had under consideration the matter of compensation that may be made to the Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor of the Board of Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College and submit the following report:

           

Law as to Compensation of Sec. + Treas. of Board of Trustees of the N. Ga. Agric. College:

            “An Act of the General Assembly approved August 9, 1911 (acts 1911, p.163) provides that the Board referred to may select from their number, or otherwise in their discretion, a secretary and treasurer, wither as joint or separate offices, and provide for reasonable compensation for the services of such Secretary and such Treasurer, not exceeding the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars per year for each and such compensation may be paid them whether they be selected from the members of the Board or not.  The present secretary and treasurer is a member of the Board and receives as compensation six hundred ($600) dollars per annum for his services as secretary, treasurer and auditor.  The clause of the appropriation act relating to such college provides that no part of the appropriation shall be used to pa salaries to any member of the Board of Trustees of such college for his service as trustee or otherwise, and a violation of this provision forfeits the appropriation (Acts 1911 – p. 18).  No part of the appropriation derived through such appropriation acts can be appropriated to the payment of the compensation of the secretary, treasurer or auditor, when such offices are held by a member of a Board.  The Board may, however, pay such compensation from any other sources of income of the college, if there be such purpose is not restrained by statute on contracts.”

            The above report was adopted.

 

            A letter from a lady in Valdosta concerning the Hand wine bequest was read and ordered filed.

            Mr. Maddox was granted leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

            The Board took recess until tomorrow moving at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

(Page 126)

Athens, Ga. June 20, 1917

 

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock, all members present except Messrs. Harris, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Maddox, Peabody and Callaway.

            Minutes of he preceding day’s session read and confirmed. 

            Mr. Miller reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee as follows:

            “Your committee on Laws + Discipline have had under consideration that all professors and employees losing their positions by reason of volunteering or being drafted into the service of the government in the present war, shall, on their return therefrom, be restored to their positions, instruct me to report same with recommendation that it do pass.

            “Also, having had under consideration the Board of Visitors report, instruct me to report same with recommendation that it be given such direction by the chairman of this Board as he sees fit or proper.

                                                                                    B. S. Miller, Chairman

 

Positions Held Open for Those Entering D. S. Service During the War:

                                                [Resolution]                 

            “Resolved, That if any of the professors or employees volunteer or are drafted into the service of the government, + leave the service of the University, that upon leaving the University they are assured by this Board that they can have their places they leave after their return from the war.  In such event the Chancellor and Prudential Committee shall have the right + power to supply their places and interim until their return.”

 

            The above report was adopted.

 

            On motion of Mr. Gober the whole Board was made an invitation committee for today’s exercises.

            The question of allowing gold baseball souvenirs to be awarded on the stage by the Athletic Authorities and the question of allowing the “Georgia” prize to be delivered on the stage at the chapel were left to the Chancellor with power to act.

            In motion of Mr. Gober, the Board adjourned subject to the call of the chairman.

 

                                                (Page 127) Protest of Judge Cobb

            Having voted against the resolution passed by this Board relating to the subject of members of the Board of branch colleges entering into contracts where the college was directly or indirectly involved, and by permission of the Board duly granted, I place upon the record my reasons for voting against this resolution in the nature of a protest against the action of the Board.

            1st – So far as the resolution is declaring of exists law it was unnecessary.

            2nd – So far as the resolution attempted to change existing law it was futile + of no effect.

            3rd – There being at the time the resolution was passed a case pending in the courts involving the applicability of the existing low to a given transaction where a member of the board of trustee of another branch college was involved: and there also being in existence a controversy of similar nature when the trustee of another branch college was involved, the passage of the resolution was untimely and unfortunate and capable of being construed, and no dull will be construed by the indiscriminating public as an effort by the Board to decide an existing controversy in anticipation of a decision by constituted tribunals of the law.

                                                                                    Respectfully,

                                                                                                Andrew J. Cobb.

 

 

                                                                                    Monroe, Ga. July 30, 1917

Mr. T. W. Reed, Sec. Trustees Univ. of Ga.

                                                Athens, Ga.

Dear Sir:

            Pursuant to the request of the Committee on legislative communicated today through Mr. Harry Hodgson, over the telephone, a meeting of the Trustees of the University is called for ten o’clock Thursday morning next, August 2nd, at State Library in Atlanta, for Conference with the Director of the Georgia, Normal + Industrial School at Milledgeville.

            The usual notices to the Trustees respectively should be given by telegraph

                                                                                    Truly Yours,

                                                                                                Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                                                            Chairman

 

 

(Page 128)

Atlanta, Ga. August 2, 1917

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met this morning at 10 o’clock in the library of the State Capitol.

            There were present Messrs. McDaniel, Hays, Conner, Bennett, Bower, McCants, Hughes, Hodgson, Gober, Thomas, Thompson, Atkinson, Rowe, Simmons, Meldrim + Miller.  Governor Dorsey was also present.

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

            Messrs. Cobb, McWhorter, Callaway, and Goetchius presented excuses for non-attendance + one excused.

            Chairman McDaniel stated the object of the week as appears in the call issued and the same recorded on Page 127.

            Mr. Simmons submitted a resolution, the text of which finally adopted will appear later on in these minutes.

            On motion of Mr. Simmons the Directors of the Ga. Normal Industrial College, the trustees of the College of Agriculture, President M. M. Parks + President A. M. Soule were invited to sit with the Board.

            Mr. Simmons read from a circular that had been issued by the G. N. + I. College, signed “Alumni Committee”, and explained his resolution.

            Dr. Soule, Mr. Atkinson, Dr. Parks, Mr. W. H. Davis, Mr. Gober, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Meldrim, Judge Russell spoke to the meeting.

            Dr. Parks stated that the G. N. + I. was asking three things in respond to Smith-Lever Fund:

            1. That the headquarters for Home Economics work be established at the Ga. Nm. + Ind. College.

            2. That the State Coll. of Agriculture co-operate with the G. N. + I. College as in South Carolina + within the law, and that 1/3 of the Smith-Lever Fund be used at Milledgeville for Home Economics work.

            3. That 1/3 of the State offset to Federal Smith-Lever Funds be administered for the Ga. Nm. +Ind. College.

 

            The Board then went into executive session and the resolution of Mr. Simmons was adopted as follows:

            “Whereas, the Charter of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College as set forth in Section 8 thereof, found on page 12 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1889 provides as follows:

            “Be it further enact4ed by the authority après aid, That the said college shall be a part of the University of Georgia and under the control and management of its Board of Trustees.  Said Trustees (Page 129) shall have authority, from time to time, to add such special features to the college, and to open such new departments of training and instruction therein, as the progress and advancement of the times require.  They shall also have power – and authority to ordain and establish such rules and by-laws for the regulation of said college, and the teaching, training, + governing of the students, not inconsistent with this Act, as in their opinion may be proper to secure the success of said college.  The Chairman of the University of Georgia shall have general supervision of said Georgia Normal and Industrial College, and its officers shall be selected and their salaries fixed, either directly by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, or through the Board of Directors, as herein provided.”  Therefore

            Be it Resolved, That the President of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College – and the Directors thereof, be and they are hereby requested to withdraw from the General Assembly the Acts granting to said Directors the right to grant, degrees – and also the Act appropriating to Said Ga. Normal and Industrial College a certain part of the funds from the United States government to the University to be used under the provisions of the Act of Congress of 1862 and the Act amendatory thereof 1892, and also under the provisions of the Smith-Lever Act, since those funds have already been appropriated by the Board of Trustees of the University of the Agricultural College under contract with the United States government, and cannot be otherwise disposed of.  And further, an immediate reply to this request is asked of said Board of Directors of Said Georgia, Normal + Industrial College.

            Be it further resolved, that under and by the provisions of the Charter of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College, as set forth above in Section 8 of that Charter, the Chairman of the University is directed to confer with the President and Faculty of the Said Georgia Normal + Industrial College at an early date suitable to the convenience of all the parties, and that said Chairman shall fix the curriculum of Said College and the requirements for the different degrees to be granted by the Board of Directors of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College and that when (Page130) said course of study required by said curriculum so made is satisfactorily completed by any student, the Board of Directors of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College shall have the right to grant such degrees in the name of the University to such students as satisfactorily complete the courses for such particular degrees, and the diplomas granted shall be countersigned by the Chancellor.

            Resolved further, that in any disagreement as regards to the degrees to be granted or the requirement of any particular degree, the determination of the Chancellor in reference to the same be final and controlling, with the right of the Board of Directors of the Ga. Normal + Industrial College to appeal to this Board at the next annual meeting thereof in June 1918”

            The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman, after having delegated to the legislation committee full power to represent the Board in the matter under discussion + with the added power to call to their assistance any members of the Board they might wish to help them.

 

            Reply of Ga. Nor. + Ind. College

Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 2, 1917

Mr. T. W. Reed,

            Sec. Board of Trustees, U of Ga.

                                                Athens, Ga.

Dear Sir:

            In closed please find resolution passed this day at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College.  You will please convey same to the President of Your Board.

                                                                                    Yours very truly,

                                                                                                E. A. Tigner,

                                                                                    Secretary Board of Directors

                                                                                                G. N. + I. C.

 

            Resolution from Board of Directors of Georgia Normal + Industrial College

           

            In answer to request from Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia that the Board of Directors of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College concur in resolution adopted by them in meeting held Thursday (Page 131) morning, August 2, 1917, “Be it Resolved, That the G. N. + I. College By appoint the following committee: R. B. Russell, M. S. Bell, + E. A. Tigner to confer with a similar committee from the University of Georgia Board with a view of agreeing + settling all matters discussed in joint meeting of same date.”

 

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 13, 1918

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in annual session this afternoon at four o’clock, being called to order by the chairman, Hon. Henry D. McDaniel.

            The session was opened with prayer by Chancellor David C. Barrow.

            The roll was called and the following members were recorded as being present:

 

Those Present:

            Committee McDaniel and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Bower, Hays, Howell, Brown, Cobb, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Conner, and Thomas.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were rendered for Messrs. Goetchius, Cleveland, Phinizy, Hughes, Peabody and Gov. Dorsey and the Board on motion granted the excuses.

 

Committees:

            Chairman McDaniel announced the following committees:

Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson, Rowe, Cobb.

Finance – Simmons, Rowe, Bower, Brown, Hays.

Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor.

Brown Fund – McWhorter, Brown, Bennett, Thompson, Cleveland.

Property – Gober, Hodgson, Cleveland, Phinizy, Atkinson.

Insurance – Simmons, McWhorter, Cobb.

Library – Cleveland, Miller, Hodgson, McCants, Thomas.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Cobb.

Invitations – McCants, Bower, Howell, Atkinson, Phinizy.

Auditing – Thomas, Thompson, Meldrim.

Laws + Discipline – Meldrim, Adams, Cobb, Gober, Brown, McWhorter, Callaway, Bennett, Miller.

Branch College – Harris, Miller, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Thomas, Callaway.

Legislation – Gober, Simmons, Miller, McWhorter, Rowe, Bower, Howell, Bennett, Callaway, Hays, Thomas, Hodgson, Phinizy, Thompson, Brown, Hughes.

 

Report of Treasurer:

            The treasurer submitted his report, together with the student? of the State School Auditor, and they were referred to the Auditing Committee.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons the hours of meeting were fixed as follows:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

J. L. Stevens and S. G. Story Diplomas:

            Messrs. J. L. Stevens and S. G. Storm, of the graduating class, having enlisted in the navy and wishing to spend as much time as possible at home before going into active service, were granted the right to have their diplomas mailed to them, instead of being required to remain here until commencement day.

            (Page 133) The time for hearing from the Board of Visitors was fixed for 10 o’clock Saturday morning.

 

Requests for Hearings:

            Request was made by a committee from the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs to come before the Board Friday morning at half past then o’clock was fixed as the hour for their appearing.

 

Prudential Com. Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the thanks of the Board were returned to this committee for its untiring and faithful work during the year past ended.

            Dr. A. C. Holliday appeared before the Board and asked that a hearing be granted Messrs. T. C. Holliday, Alva Pendergrass and H. D. Davisman, the three young men who were dismissed from the University last February.

 

Action on Prud. Com. Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were approved with the exception of that part referring to these three young men and a hearing was granted for them for four o’clock Friday afternoon.

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee hearing referred certain matters to the General Board, those matters were referred to the proper committees.

 

Report of Ga. School of Technology:

            Mr. Harris made his report for the Georgia School of Technology and it was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            Chancellor Barrow read his report to the Board.  It was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            Mr. Howell introduced the following resolution, and it was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee:

 

Howell Resolution for Admitting Women:

            “Resolved, by the Board of Trustees, That the Junior and Senior Classes of the University be opened to the women of the State with the beginning of the fall term 1918 – provided the faculties of the class rooms are adequate without further enlargement, and provided further, that those taking advantage of this privilege shall room elsewhere than in the campus dormitories.

            “Resolved further, that to carry at the purpose of this resolution, the Chancellor be authorized to issue such additional regulations as he may deem necessary.”

 

Resignations of Prof. Green and Instructor Nix:

            The resignations of Prof. T. F. Green and Instructor H. A. Nix were presented and referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The following communication for Dean Woofter was read and referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline:

            (Page 134) “In making recommendations for the future, we repeat a recommendation made two years ago in our report to you at that time.  We should provide for the necessary expansion to include women in the junior, senior and graduate classes of the School of Education.  This School of Education is the State’s institution for the preparation of high school teachers.  Women now hold something over fifty percent of the high school positions.  This percentage is increasing, and one of the effects of the war has been the necessary addition of a still greater number of women to high school faculties.  We may expect that conditions after the war will tend towards the higher percentage of women and the demand for the men in other lines of endeavor.  It seems logical and reasonable that the state should provide even facility for the preparation of these teachers.  There is no greater service the University can render the State than the preparation of teachers for its public schools.  The normal schools can easily standardize as junior colleges in academic work along with their professional work for elementary teachers.  These schools need to be standardized, and this plan offers much by way of solutions:  Women can come from these and many other institutions and enter the University as juniors.  The professional work in this School of Education begins with the junior class.  The high schools demand college graduates as teachers, and Georgia will have the very best plan for the preparation of all teachers if she will provide for women in the School of Education to complete collegiate courses and coordinate with the other institutions of the state.

            “This would call for a great expansion of faculty, and the women of the state would successfully promote any needed movement to provide suitable women’s quarters.  We respectfully urge upon you to give this recommendation your most serious and searching consideration.

                                                                                    Very respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                T. J. Woofter

                                                                                    Dean Peabody School of Education.”

 

Application for Law Dept. Positions:

            The application of Messrs. W. G. Comett, H. G. Howard and W. T. Wolvington for positions in the Law Faculty were referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

J. S. Jenkins Suggested for D. D.:

            A communication suggesting the degree of D. D. for Rev. John S. Jenkins was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Lucy Cobb Tender Withdrawn:

            A communication from the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Lucy Cobb Institute; setting forth action of that body withdrawing the offer of that institution to the University, was referred to Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The board took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

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Athens, Ga. June 14, 1918

 

            The Board of Trustees met this morning, present Chairman McDaniel and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Bays, Howell, Brown, Cobb, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Conner + Thomas.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

            Mr. McCants was granted leave of absence from Saturday’s meeting.

            Mr. Atkinson made the report for the Ga. Normal + Industrial College and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Thomas presented a resolution as to giving branch colleges the right to grant degrees and it was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Thomas reported for the South Georgia Normal College and the report – and the report went to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. McCants reported for the North Georgia Agricultural College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Meldrim reported for the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth and the report was referred to the committee on branch colleges.

            Mrs. Nellie Peters Black, representing the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs, appeared before the Board and spoke in favor of admitting women to the Junior and Senior classes of the University.

            Mrs. T. F. Green, of Athens, also spoke along the same line. 

            The Board took recess for a few minutes in order that the members might meet the ladies present.

            The name of Miss Mamie E. Cresswell was presented for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.  This presentation was made by the trustees of the College of Agriculture.  This was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

            The Board of Directors of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College asked to be heard.  The requested was granted and the Board of Directors was informed that this Board would hear from them at once.

            Mr. W. F. Crusselle, of Atlanta, formerly a teacher of Latin at the North Ga. Agricultural College at Dahlonega, having had the honorary degree of Master of Arts (Page 136) conferred on him at a time when diplomas were not given out with honorary degrees, the Chancellor was authorized to have a diploma issued to him now, the said diploma to bear the date when the degree was originally conferred.

            The name of the Judge George F. Gober was presented for the degree of Doctor of Laws, the matter being referred to the Committee on honorary degrees.

            The Board of Directors of the Ga. Normal and Industrial College appeared at this time.

            Mr. Miller S. Bell read to the Board the following petition:

 

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 14, 1918

 

To the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia.

Gentlemen:

            A year ago the trustees of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College asked that the Smith-Lever Home Economics Extension work be carried on from the Georgia Normal and Industrial College on the same co-operation plan as is provided in South Carolina and Florida.

            We feel that the G. + N. + I. College would some be sire-hacked + partially crushed in years to come if the large sums from the United States were chiefly concentrated for duplicating our home economics rank at the Agricultural College.

            Not for selfish reasons, but merely for the future protection and usefulness of the G. N. + I. College we ask that this institution be not discriminated against in its financial support, and that it be given from your Board the same literal treatment in extension work that is given the Agricultural Collegian the field of Agriculture.

            Because of the central location of the G. N. + I. College in Georgia, because of its age, because of its economy, because of its popularity among the people, because of its being the first and only state institution founded exclusively for women, because of its long and successful pioneer work in home economic in Georgia, because of its well-equipped home economic laboratory and buildings and faculty, because of its hundreds of graduates who specialize in home economics and who are now teaching in every part of Georgia, because the G. N. + I. College is a legal part of the University, for all these reasons we thought that it would be most economical, most reasonable + most just that the home economics extension work for women should be carried on with headquarters at the G. N. + I. College in co-operation with the Agricultural College.

            (Page 1937) When the matter was being generally discussed by members of the Legislation in 1917, your Board met and passed a resolution requesting us to withhold any bill asking for a division of the Smith-Lever fund with the G. N. + I. College and promising through your chairman a further conference looking toward an amicable, just and satisfactory adjustment.

            At first the Board and friends of the College were divided in opinion concerning your resolution, but finally the friends of the G. L. + I. College in the legislation were notified by us not to push the Smith-Lever matter before the Legislature at that time and they complied.

            Nevertheless, the house afterwards passed a bill for the G. N. + I. College to have a part of the Smith-Lever money.  As our Board had conformed to your resolution, the bill was amended the next day, giving the G. N. + I. College, Georgia Extension money instead of Smith-Lever United States money.

            To amid misunderstandings and to avoid friction, we now come again as your Chairman suggested, and in urge as a policy law for the State, that the Smith-Lever co-operation Extension work in Home Economics be carried on in co-operation with the Agricultural College, with headquarters for woman’s work at the G. N. + I. College in Milledgeville – at the College which was the pioneer institute for Home Economics in Georgia.

            We hope that a definite and liberal plan may be arrayed whereby friction may be arrived by the elimination of unnecessary duplication of the work first promoted by the Georgia Normal + Industrial College.

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

T. E. Atkinson

Milton S. Bell

E. A. Tigner

John B. Hutchinson                  Board of Directors, Ga. Normal + Industrial College

Richard B. Russell

W. H. Davis

E. R. Barrett

 

            Addresses were made by Judge R. B. Russell, Mr. M. S. Bell, + Dr. E. A. Tigner in support of the petition.

            The petition was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            After some discussion, the Board asked President Soule to appear before them.  He did so and gave information asked for concerning the Smith-Lever fund.

            (Page 138) The Board then adjourned until afternoon.

            When the Board re-convened, Judge Adams announced the message that had been received telling of the death of Capt. Jewett Williams, killed in action in France June 9, 1918.  Capt. Williams was the son-in-law of Chancellor Barrow; and the Board granted leave of absence of the Chancellor for as long as he wished, in order that he might go to the home of his daughter.

            The Board of then heard from Messrs T. C. Holliday, H. D. Davisman + A. W. Pendergrass, the three young men who were dismissed from the institution last February and who asked a review of the action of the Prudential Committee and Faculty.

            Messrs. J. N. Holder, T. J. Shackelford, J. S. Ayers, and S. R. Belk addressed the Board and Mr. Pendergrass made a statement of the facts connected with the occurrence for which they had been dismissed.

            After some discussion of the question, the following resolution introduced by Judge Adams was passed:

            “Resolved, While this Board approves the judgment of the Faculty, upon the recommendation of the Prudential Committee, yet, believing that the punishment inflicted has been adequate, recommend that the Faculty permit the parties to enter the University the next term, should any of them wish to do so, if their judgment concurs with that herein expressed as to the adequacy of the punishment”

            Mr. Adams reported for the Committee of Honorary Degrees that the degree of Doctor of Letters be conferred on Mr. Irvin S. Cobb.  The report of the committee was adopted.

            A resolution by Mr. Bennett to prohibit the teaching of the German language in the University and its branches was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The Board then adjourned to attend the exercises at the flag presentation to the University Detachment.

 

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 15, 1918

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, present Chairman McDaniel, and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hays, Howell, Brown, Cobb, Thompson, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, Miller, Conner + Thomas.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

            Messrs. Thompson and Adams rendered excuses for not being in attendance the opening day and the excuses were accepted.

            The Board of Visitors appeared before the Board and made their report.

            (Page 139) The Board took recess in order that the members might meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

            After re-convening, Mr. Harris was excused from the sessions of the Board after today.

            Mr. Adams, for the committee on Honorary Degrees, reported, recommending that the degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred on Dr. Kenneth G. Matheson, president of the Georgia School of Technology, and that the degree of Doctor of Divinity be conferred on Rev. John D. Wing, of Savannah.  The recommendations of the committee were adopted and the degrees asked conferred.

            Nominations were made of Rev. A. G. Richards and Rev. S. P. Wiggins for the degree of D. D. and under the rule these nominations go over for one year.

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution: which was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline:

            “Resolved, That when the Board adjourns on June 19th, that it do so subject to the call of the chairman to meet at such time and place as may be determined by the chairman,

            “Resolved, further, that in new of the proposition to make the Georgia Normal School a department of the University, which must be acted on by the legislature, that the Howell resolution to admit women to the University and the proposition to admit women to the School of Education be deferred until said college meeting.”

            The following resolution was introduced by Mr. Miller + was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline:

            “Whereas, Equal University advantages for the girls of the State have been respectfully urged upon the Board, and

            “Whereas, it has now before it several propositions for their admission to the University, and

            “Whereas, it is deemed advisable and just for the State to ordain, establish and provide equal – and similar opportunities and educational facilities for its girls and for its boys; therefore

            “Be it resolved, That we recommended that the State Normal School, now a branch of the University, shall become an integral part and department of the University for the higher education of women on the same terms and as fully as is now accorded to its males, under the rules and regulations of this Board, or such local Board as may be appointed, with the same rights as males as to degrees and diplomas from the University of Georgia.”

            “Resolved, further, that the Chairman of this Board submit this resolution + recommendation in his annual report to the governor for submission to the legislature for its consideration + action.”

            (Page 140) Dr. Soule appeared before the Board and spoke concerning the administration of the Smith-Lever Fund.

            Mr. Bennett asked leave of absence from the afternoon Branch Colleges and it was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page ---]

            Mr. Howell asked leave of absence from the afternoon session and the Monday morning session, which was granted.

            At the afternoon session Mr. Simmons reported for the Finance Committee and the report was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page ---].

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution inviting Brigadier-General Walter A. Harris to attend the exercises at the unfurling of the service flag of the University next Wednesday morning.  Adopted.

            The Board then adjourned until Monday morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 17, 1918

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, present Committee McDaniel + Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Adams, Bower, Hays, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Miller, Conner + Thomas.

            Governor Dorsey appeared during the morning session and took his seat with the Board.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

            Mr. Adams offered the following resolution, which was adopted by a rising vote:

            “Resolved, by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia:

1. This Board has learned, with the profoundest regret, of the death, at the front, of Captain Henry Lee Jewett Williams, - an alumnus of the University and the son-in-law of its Chancellor.

2. This Board recognizes that in his death, as in his life, he has conferred honor on his Alma Mater and added a new name to the illustrations list of Georgians who, in times that, have tried men’s souls, have paid the supreme sacrifice to duty and to country.

3. That the Secretary of this Board convey to the widow of the lamented dead – and to the Chancellor the assurances of the earnest sympathy of this Board, and that they be furnished with a copy of these resolutions.”

 

            On motion of Mr. Cobb the resolutions in regard to State Normal School being made a department of the (Page 141) University, the resolution admitting women to the Peabody School of Education, and the Howell resolution for admitting women to the University, were made the special order for four o’clock this afternoon.

            On motion of Mr. Meldrim the Gober and Thomas resolutions were re-committed to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            In the midst of the reading of the report of the Laws + Discipline Committee the hour for the exercises at the Chapel arrived and the Board took recess until this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

            On re-assembling, a request from Lt. Colonel P. E. Tripped for $500 salary as Professor of Military Science and Tactics was read and referred to the Finance Committee.

            Mr. Conner made his report as President of the State College of Agriculture.

            A communication for Mr. J. S. Davis, president of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. Normal and Industrial Institute was read and referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            The special order was taken up.  Mr. Cleveland offered a substitute for all the resolutions about admitting women to the University, calling for the removal of the Experiment Station from Griffin to Athens – and the erection of a woman’s college at Griffin, similar to the Normal School, and the making of the Normal School the woman’s department of the University.  It was later a withdrawn for the time being and was not re-introduced.

            The Board was addressed by Messrs. Howell, Adams, McDaniel, Atkinson, Miller, Simmons, Meldrim, Phinizy, and Brown on the resolutions under discussion.

            Mr. Adams moved the adoption of the Miller resolution as to the State Normal School.  This was carried by a vote of 11 to 9.

            Mr. Gober withdrew his motion to postpone action on these resolutions.

            Mr. Howell moved to reconsider the action just taken as to the State Normal School resolution.  This motion was carried by a vote of 13 to 9.

            Mr. Meldrim moved that the special order be displaced and that the consideration of the resolutions be postponed until after the legislature adjourns.  This motion was lost by a vote of 10 to 11.

            Mr. Miller asked the privilege of voting on the three resolutions, as he was compelled to leave to catch a train.  There was no objection and he (Page 142) ordered his votes recorded as follows:

            On his own resolution – Yes.

            On the School of Education resolution – Yes, if his own resolution is defeated; no, if his own resolution was carried.

            On the Howell resolution – Yes, if his own resolution is defeated; no, if his own resolution is carried.

            The votes were thereafter taken as follows:

            The State Normal School Resolution of Mr. Miller was lost by a vote of 10 to 13.

            The resolution admitting women to the junior and senior and graduate classes of the School of Education was adopted by a vote of 12 to 11:

            The Howell resolution was lost by a vote of 11 to 12.

           

            The resolution making the term of the Law Department three years instead of two was adopted by a vote of 13 to 8.

            Messrs. W. G. Cornett and Henry G. Howard were elected adjunct professors of law, their salaries of $1500 each having already been provided for in the report of the Finance Committee, + the resignations of Prof. Green and Instructor Nix having been accepted.

            The report of the Brown Fund Committee was made by Mr. Bennett + it was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page---]

            The report of the Laws + Discipline Committee is regard to the request of the Ga. Normal and Industrial College was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page---].

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten o’clock

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 18, 1918

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, present Chairman McDaniel, Governor Dorsey, and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, McWhorter, Howell, Adams, Bower, Hays, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Thompson, Phinizy, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Harris, Atkinson, Meldrim, McCants, Conner + Thomas.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read + approved.

            Mr. Howell gave notice that he would at the next session of the Board move to take from the table a resolution introduced thirty years ago by Mr. Meldrim providing that the University should open its doors to move.

            Mr. Gober gave notice that during the day he would move to reconsider the action of the Board yesterday in adopted the resolution admitting women to the junior and senior (Page 143) and graduate classes of the School of Education.

            The minutes were then confirmed.

            Mr. Cleveland made the report for the Library Committee, which was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page ---].

            Mr. Adams read a telegram from Irvin S. Cobb, expressing his appreciation of the action of the Board in conferring on him the degree of Doctor of Letters and Expressing his regret that the could not be present tomorrow.

            Brigadier-General Harris, telegraphed appreciation of invitation to be present at the unfurling of the service flag tomorrow and expressing regret that he could not be present on account of important official engagements.

            Mr. Meldrim presented the report of the Laws + Discipline Committee, which was adopted as follows:

            Mr. Chairman:

            Your committee on Laws + Discipline reports:

1. That leaves of absence be granted Messrs. A. S. Edwards, H. W. Odum, Hal Hulsey and R. P. Walker as requested, provided they make, under the approval of the Chancellor and the Prudential Committee, provision to supply their places.

2. The resolution as to the German language has been withdrawn by its mover, Mr. Bennett.

3. The matter of advance furnished by the United States to the University, is referred to the Chancellor and the Prudential Committee with power to act.

4. That the drive-way at the Central of Ga. Railway crossing be called “Bisson Way”.

5. That the rent to be paid by students for dormitory privileges be fined at $4 per month.

6. That the inspection of dormitories shall be made under the direction of the Chancellor, the Dean and the Prudential Committee, Power to make all necessary arrangements for proper inspection being give to the Chancellor, the Dean and the Committee.

7. That full power to act be given to the Prudential Committee in the matter of the U. S. camp for vocational training to be located on the University grounds.

8. That the legislature be asked to appropriate $50,000 for the erection of an armory on the University campus for the purpose of safely storing and keeping in proper condition the advance furnished by the U. S., and for the training of students and such troops as may be sent to the University by the government.

(Page 144) 9. That the resolution of Judge Gober which was re-committed be amended by striking therefore the words and “fix the entrance requirements and the curriculum” so that the resolution shall read when amended:  “That a committee consisting of the Chancellor – and two members of this Board be appointed, of which the Chancellor shall be chairman, to take into consideration and determine the requirements for degrees in the different branch colleges, in the name if the University, and to that end the Chancellor shall call into the conference the heads of such branch colleges; and that the committee from this Board shall consist of Judge A. J. Cobb and Governor M. Brown.

[Sec. 10, 11, 12 + 13 – covering the question of admitting women into the University, etc., acted on under special order and elsewhere recorded.]

 

14. That the report of the Board of Visitors be received and spread upon the minutes, and that the Trustees of the University are gratified to note that conduct of the affairs of the University has been found satisfactorily to the Board of Visitors.

15. That the resignation of Pro. Green and Instructor Nix in the Department of Law be received as of Sept. 1 – 1918.

16. That two adjunct professors of Law be elected at a salary of $1500 each, their team to begin Sept 1 – 1918.

17. That Walter G. Comett and Henry G. Howard be elected as such adjunct professors of Law.

            The sum of $300 hereto pen paid for teaching Commercial Law in the School of Commerce and the sum of $150 to the Law Librarian will be discontinued, Dean Morris undertaking by himself and his associates to do this work without expense to the University.

18. That the recommendation of Dean Morris to the effect that the term of the Law School which is now two years be made three is reported back to the Board for its consideration and action. [For decision on this subject see Page 142].

19. That H. D. Dozier be elected associate Professor of Economics at a salary of $1800 per annum.

20. That H. A. Ingham be elected Instructor in Finance at a salary of $1200 per annum.

21. That authority is given to the Chancellor to comply with the request contained in the letter of the Secretary of War, adopted May 8, 1918.

22. That the Dean of the Law School be authorized to accept the very generous offer of Mr. H. A. Nix to become a special between in the Law School without any expense to the school.

23. That the report on the subject of the G. N. + I. College be adopted, said report being as follows:

 

(Page 145 Typed) The Committee of Laws + Discipline of Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, at the annual session for 1918 of such Board, to whom was referred the petition of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Normal + Industrial College, at Milledgeville, Ga., herein after sometimes referred to as the Milledgeville School, asking for certain direction as to the administration of the Federal and State funds derived under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved May 8, 1914 commonly called the Smith-Lever Act of Congress, resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, approved August 14, 1914 accepting the provision and requirements of the Smith-Lever Act, submit the following report:

 

The money appropriated, under the Federal Act, must be administered through the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.  It must be administered through one college only.

 

The following points are clearly established:

 

First, That the funds available under the Smith-Lever Act belong solely to the Land Grant College, whether established for white or colored people.

 

Second, That the funds must be administered through one institution, which in the case of Georgia, in accordance with the constitution and organic law of the state and nation, can only be the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts of the University of Georgia, located at Athens, and under the direction of the board of trustees of the University of Georgia.

 

Third, That unless this is done there is a serious probability that indirect federal appropriations now amounting to $80,000.00 a year may be lost or withdrawn from the state.

 

Fourth, That the federal Smith-Lever fund must be offset dollar for dollar save for the initial appropriation of $10,000.00.

 

Fifth, That any diversion of the state offset to the Smith-Lever fund would be illegal and not in accordance with the federal law and would result in the loss of a part of the Smith-Lever fund to the state.

 

Sixth, That congress intended that this work should be carried on by men and women to be known as county agents under the supervision and direction of the authorities of the Land Grant Colleges.

 

Seventh, That they believe this plan to be both equitable and desirable since the men and women county agents must work together in harmony in order to render the best service to their respective communities.  Hence, it is necessary that they be directed by one central authority.

 

Eighth, It is also clear that all funds must be received and disbursed by one institution on properly approved vouchers and that reports of the work carried on under the terms and provisions of this act (Page 146 Typed) must be made not only to the Governor of the state, but to the Secretary of Agriculture and to Congress.

 

Ninth, That the states desiring benefits of this act are expected to assent to its terms and provision sand comply therewith in good faith.

 

For the information of those who may be concerned it is proper to state that the Georgia State College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts has been in full and complete possession of the Smith-Lever fund for more than three years and has made an enviable record in the matter of administering it.  The Georgia organization is considered one of the most complete and perfect in the whole United States.  The president of the institution, who receives part of his salary from the Morill fund, and whose appointment is confirmed by the board of trustees of the University of Georgia, is recognized as an expert in for women has been conducted with eminent satisfaction and success is proved by the marvelous record of the canning club work in Georgia.  The home demonstration work has also made wonderful progress.

 

The federal Smith-Lever funds in Georgia have, therefore, been assigned by the legislature to the proper institution in Georgia and have been administered by an officer in charge of a Land Grant College in existence since 1872.  The claim that other departments or branches of the University are entitled to a part of this act is, therefore, based a misapprehension of the situation, as the funds in Georgia are not received or administered by the College of Agriculture, established as a state institution in 1906, but by the original Land Grant Institution.

 

The statement has been widely made that the College of Agriculture bas been selfish in the administration of these funds.  The fact remains that the record of the institution with both federal and state authorities in all fiscal matters and in the organization, administration and execution of projects has been above reproach or criticism.  In fact, the college has endeavored to co-operate in the women’s work with the several women’s colleges of the state.  They are, the State Normal School, at Athens, The State Normal at Valdosta, and Georgia Normal and Industrial College at Milledgeville.  The plan of cooperation suggested was to appoint a district agent at each of these institution on condition that the institution pay a part of the salary and expenses and provide the necessary office facilities and equipment.  This arrangement is in harmony and agreement with all cooperative undertakings participated in by the sate and federal department of agriculture.  It was further contemplated that these district agents have charge of women agents working in the counties contiguous to these schools, that the district headquarters for the work be at the schools, that the agents would report to the main through the district agents, and that their annual meetings and conferences would be held at these schools.  This was considered a very liberal, just and fair arrangement and must have been regarded as such by two of the institutions concerned or they would not have accepted it.  It is exactly the plan that is being followed in other states.  This is the plan of co-operation carried on in South Carolina, as set fourth later on in this report.  The president of the

(Page 147 Typed) Georgia Normal and Industrial College and his trustees were offered the same privileges and opportunities to participate in the benefits of the Smith-Lever act as the other institutions.  The offers of co-operation along the lines indicated were not accepted by the President of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College.  The Land Grant College of Georgia and its board of trustees have made every effort to co-operate with the Georgia Normal and Industrial College.  They have offered them the same privileges and opportunities which have been accorded to similar institutions in other states and which have been gladly accepted by the two Georgia colleges for women.  They now stand ready to grant the same privileges noted above to this institution at the present time.

 

The following letter from Dr. Bradford Knapp, giving the view of the United States Department, sets forth the fact that a division of the Smith-Lever fund cannot be effected:

 

United States Department of Agriculture.  State Relations Service.  Washington, D. C. Office of Extension Work in the South.  In your reply refer to Farmers’ Co-operative Demonstration Work.

 

(Copy)

 

En Route, July 30, 1917.

 

Dear Doctor Soule:

            I have wired you about our letter which I received Saturday morning.  I sent the letter to Doctor True intending to see him about it, but when I got to his office he had left for over Sunday with his family.  I wired him to be sure and answer your letter by wire Monday and hope you will hear from him.  I give this explanation to show cause of delay.  We are all about worked to death these days.  I am on my way to Texas on a hurry-up trip to adjust important matters.

            As to the letter.  The position of our Normal College is not correct and the statements made are incorrect.  In all the forty-eight states of this country the Smith-Lever fund is administered by law by the State Agricultural College receiving the benefit of the “land grant” which refers to the Morrill Act of 1862.  There are only two colleges in your sate to whom this fund could be given, namely, your college at Athens, and the Negro Land Grant College at Savannah.  Furthermore, the cases referred to in South Carolina, Florida, and Texas are not exceptions.  They are arrangements made by the institutions within the sates by which the colleges for women have joined the agricultural colleges in a co-operative agreement by which the women’s colleges co-operate in all work for women; the headquarters for that branch of work is established at these womens’ colleges and they assist financially in the work.  All the work is under the director of extension at the agricultural colleges.  There is no separation of the work and no separation of funds.  There must be unity and harmony in plan and action from the work in the county on up.  In these states named and all others, all plans and  (Page 148 Typed) projects are presented to the States’ Relation Service by the agricultural colleges, but they consult with these women’s colleges as to the plan of work for that division of the work.  Nevertheless, the agricultural college has the absolute say as to the plan within these states, subject to the final approval of the States’ Relations Service and the Secretary of Agricultural College.

            I might say that these demands have been made before.  The department has taken the following stand, that it is favorable to co-operative agreement within the states which will bring into friendly co-operation all force which harmonize their work and serve the people more efficiently.  The department, however, leaves all such arrangements to the state agricultural college having charge of the work and the fund by law.

            Any fair interpretation of the Smith-Lever Act will bear out the statement that the legislature cannot distribute this fund to any except a class of college named in the act itself.

            Pardon this letter.  It is written on board a very hot train.

                                                                                    Very truly yours,

 

                                                                                    (Signed) Bradford Knapp

                                                                                                Chief

 

Co-operation with the State Normal School and the South Georgia Normal College is in effect today most satisfactorily.  This same offer was made to the college at Milledgeville and was declined.

 

This offer was as follows:

 

(Copy)

Athens, Ga. November 26, 1915.

 

Pres. M. M. Parks

            G. N. & I. C. Milledgeville, Ga.

Dear Sir:

            Your letter of the 18th inst, to Pres. Soule has been referred to me for reply.  The plan I outlined to you on September 30th for Co-operative Extension Work in Home Economics, was approved by Chief Knapp and Pres. Soule at a meeting in the former’s office in Washington, December 10th.  During my conference with you, you brought out several possibilities for co-operative work of this nature, but on account of the fact that the plan I outlined to you had been already approved and filed in the Washington office as Project No. 4 for Women’s Home Economics Work in Georgia, I did not feel at liberty to undertake to reconstruct the project.  Therefore, confirming my conversation with you, I beg to say that the proposition is still open for locating a supervising agent at your institution, to be employed co-operatively by you and the extension department of this institution.  The supervising agent to have charge of a number of county agents in Home Economics.  The cost of maintaining the agency for the present will be around $2,000.00 for salary and expenses, this department to pay one-half of this amount and your institution to pay the other half.  The requirements of the U. S. Department of Agriculture in co-operating with all institutions are that the institution furnish the office facilities and clerical help.  Therefore, if you wish to co-operation in the development of the Home Economics Extension work we are ready at any time to make this arrangement with you.

            (Page 149 Typed) On last Tuesday I completed arrangements with the State Normal School for the location of one supervising agent at that institution, beginning December 1st.  The institution to pay one-half of the salary and expense of the agent and to furnish office facilities and clerical help.  On November 10th, I proposed to the president of the South Georgia Normal School to locate a supervising agent at that institution, and the president readily approved the plan and set on foot procedure to try to secure funds for co-operating with us.  These three supervising agents will have in charge of the direction of the county agents throughout the state.  We now have funds to employ about 50 county agents in co-operation with the counties, and hope in time, as the Smith-Lever funds become available, to locate an agent in every county in the state.

            Hoping that I may hear from you at an early date, I beg to remain,

                                                                                    Yours very truly,

                                                                                    (Signed J. Phil Campbell,

                                                                                                Director.

 

It is asked that the College of Milledgeville be given the same treatment as the woman’s college at Rock Hill, S. C.  Such treatment has been offered to Milledgeville.

 

The South Carolina arrangement is as follows:

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CLEMSON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE AND THE WINTHROP NORMAL INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, REGARDING EXTENSION AND HOME ECONOMICS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE “LEVER BILL”.

 

Whereas, the Governor of the State has designated the Clemson Agricultural College to administer the funds arising under the “Lever Bill”, and

 

Whereas, Clemson College desires to use Winthrop College as its agent in carrying out the home economics work provided for in the said “Lever Bill”, and Winthrop College desires to entire into this partnership;

 

Therefore, the presidents of Winthrop and Clemson College, each subject to the overruling action of his Board of Trustees, mutually agree to carry out in good faith, in spirit as well as in letter, the following understanding:

 

(1) Clemson College agrees to devote the home economics work to be placed under the direction of Winthrop College twenty-five per cent of the $10,000.00 due to and receivable by the state without appreciation, and twenty-five per cent of the funds resulting from municipal, county or state appropriations or funds from any source (other than from Clemson College) together with the resulting federal appropriation provided for by the “Lever Bill”.

 

(2) All projects for the home economics work shall be submitted by the president of Winthrop College to the Director of Extension at Clemson College, and if approved by him and the Secretary of Agri- (Page 150 Typed) culture of the United States, shall be executed by Winthrop College.

 

(3) All bills for expense incurred by Winthrop College in carrying on the home economics work herein provided for shall be approved by the president of Winthrop College and sent to the Director of Extension, who shall handle them under rules prescribed by Clemson College.

 

(4) The nominations of all agents in home economics work shall be made by the president of Winthrop College to the Director of Extension at Clemson College, whose action thereon shall be subject to the same rules as govern his appointment of agents in Demonstration and Extension Work.

 

(5) In carrying out the term of this memorandum, the president of Winthrop College, or his authorized representative, shall deal directly with the director of extension of Clemson College, but the presidents of the two institutions reserve the right of direct intercourse regarding the work herein considered whenever deemed necessary.

 

(6) The parties to this understanding agree to use every proper means to have the legislature of South Carolina provide the funds necessary to a full realization of the benefits of the “Lever Bill”, by the people of the state, and it is agreed that neither party will directly or indirectly seek to bring about legislation out of keeping with this understanding and on the other hand, will use all proper means to prevent such legislation.

                                                                             (Signed) D. B. Johnson

                                                                             President, Winthrop College.

June 26th, 1915                                                            W. M. Riggs

                                                                             President, Clemson Agricultural College

 

It is therefore manifest that the Smith-Lever funds can only be administered by the College of Agriculture, and that the fund cannot be separated.

 

 

The following sets for a proposed plan of distribution for Home Demonstration work in cooperation with the three normal schools of the State to wit:  The State Normal School at Athens, Ga., hereinafter sometimes referred to as the Normal School; The South Georgia Normal and Industrial College at Valdosta, Ga., hereinafter sometimes referred to as the Valdosta School; and the Milledgeville School.  The accompanying map of the State shows the different counties of the State which will according to such plan be under the supervision of each school.

 

            (Page 151 Typed) PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION OF HOME DEMONSTRATION WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THREE SCHOOLS.

 

A- North Georgia territory.  Headquarters-State Normal School, Athens.

B- Middle Georgia territory, Headquarters) Georgia Normal and Industrial College, Milledgeville.

C- South Georgia territory.  Headquarters- South Georgia Normal and Industrial College, Valdosta.

Supervising Agents                   Territory –A-

For North Georgia

NAME                            COUNTY OR    STATES             SMITH   COUTNY     TOTAL

                                       TERRITORY      RELATIONS      LEVER     

Andrews, Mrs. E. M.      Athens                 500                     1250       600               2350

Mize, Mrs. L. R.              Rome                  1000                   1000                            2000

ColClough, Etta                                          1000                   1000                            2000

 

Saunders Elizabeth           Habersham          500                     200         300               1000

Stone, Mary J                  Haralson              300                     200         500               1000

Moore, Irene                   Lumpkin              500                     200         300               1000

Green, Nellie                   Madison              500                     200         300               1000

Burge, Margaret              Newton               650                     200         300               1150

Saylor, Mrs. Nellie          Oconee               300                     200         500               1000

Sasser, Mrs. J. H.            Oglethorpe          400                     200         400               1000

York, Maude                  Rabun                 300                     200         500               1000

Trimble, F. H.                  Rockdale             500                     200         300               1000

Brawner, Addie               Towns                 500                     200         300               1000

Phillips, Lelia                   Union                  400                     200         400               1000

Hutchinson, Martha         Walker                500                     200         300               1000

Ferguson, Mary               Walton                300                     200         500               1000

Strickland, Annie             Whitfield              500                     200         300               1000

Bailey, Pauline                 Polk                    300                     200         500               1000

Collier, Lurline                 Jackson               300                     200         500               1000

Davis, Mabel                   Wilkes                 300                     200         500               1000

Kimbrough, Hortense      Hall                     300                     200         500               1000

Leard, Lizzie                    Hart                    300                     200         500               1000

Farra, Elizabeth               Floyd                  1000                   200         500               1700

Turk, Ruth                       Banks                  400                     200         400               1000

Sheats, Mrs. Anne           Barrow                300                     200         500               1000

Edwards, Lula                 Bartow                300                     200         500               1000

Whatley, Mrs. L.             Carroll                 300                     200         500               1000

Oliver, Eldona                 Clarke                 400                     200         600               1200

Sawyer, Mrs. Ada           Cobb                                             500         200               300         1000

Dempsey, Annie              Dade                   600                     200         200               1000

Rivers, Alice P.                DeKalb               300                     200         500               1000

Cartee, Ina                      Elbert                  400                     200         400               1000

Brown, Fay                     Franklin               400                     200         400               1000

Shannon, Floy                 Fulton                  300                     200         500               1000

Floyd, Woffie                  Gordon               550                     200         250               1000

Green, Sallie                    Gwinnett              500                     200         300               1000

Total…………………………………  16400                   9850     14150             40400                  

 

 

 

(Page 152 Typed)

Supervising Agents                   Territory –B-

For Middle Georgia

NAME                            COUNTY OR    STATES             SMITH   COUNTY     TOTAL

                                       TERRITORY      RELATIONS      LEVER     

Estelle Bozeman                                         1000                   1000                            2000

Georgia Crews                Macon                1000                   1000                            2000

Mrs. E. G. Bond              Columbus            1000                   1000                            2000

 

White, Hettis                   Harris                  300                     200         500               1000

Jeter, Mrs. B. C.             Heard                  400                     200         400               1000

Collins, Lorine                 Coweta               300                     200         500               1000

Phillips, Mrs. Ida             Jasper                 300                     200         500               1000

Whelchel, Helen              Meriwether          500                     200         300               1000

Polhill, Eliza                     Pike                    500                     200         300               1000

Wilson, Clifford               Taliferro              650                     200         400               1250

Butner, Mrs. Mary E.      Buttes                  300                     200         500               1000

Dickson, Lela                  Fayette                400                     200         400               1000

Emerson, Nora                Richmond            300                     200         500               1000

Lowery, Eliz.                   Troup                  300                     200         500               1000

McDonald, Aline             McDuffie             350                     200         450               1000

Sibley, Mrs. M.               Spalding              600                                    400               1000

Williams, Ruth                 Green                  500                     200         300               1000

McMillian, Mary J.          Houston              350                     200         450               1000

Freeman, B. W.               Burke                  300                     200         500               1000

Gilman, Pearle                 Laurens               300                     200         500               1000

Johnson, Mrs.                  Twiggs                300                     200         500               1000

Long, Rowena                 Sumter                300                     200         500               1000

Morrison, Mrs. Mabel     Dodge                 300                     200         500               1000

Nelson, Mrs. Kate           Macon                400                     200         400               1000

O’Neal, Mrs. Jennie        Houston              300                     200         500               1000

Wood, Leta                     Dooly                  300                     200         500               1000

Mathews, Susan              Bibb                    430                     200         625               1255

Rushin, Mrs. Berta           Chattahoochee    500                     200         350               1050

Morris, Roberta               Emanuel              300                     200         500               1000

Cheatham, Mrs. D. M.    Jenkins                400                     200         400               1000

Massie, Glennie               Johnson               500                     200         350               1050

Fortson, Jessie                 Muscogee           300                     200         500               1000

Smith, Sara                      Pulaski                300                     200         500               1000

Merritt, Madge                Screven               500                     200         300               1000

Thompson, Lyra              Stewart               300                     200         500               1000

Brawner, Ola                   Washington         300                     200         500               1000

Schley, Mortimer             Webster              500                     200         300               1000

Sammons, Ola                 Wilkinson            500                     200         350               1050      

Total…………………………………  16380                   9800     15475             41655

 

(Page 153 Typed)

Supervising Agents                   Territory –C-

For South Georgia

NAME                            COUNTY OR    STATES             SMITH   COUNTY     TOTAL

                                       TERRITORY      RELATIONS      LEVER     

Mrs. H. S. Wilson           Valdosta              500                     1250       Ga. N. 750    2500

Martha Philbrock             Valdosta              1000                   1000                            2000

Katie Lanier                    Savannah             1000                   1000                            2000

 

Carter, Lois                     Chatham              300                     200         500               1000

Overby, Mary                 Irwin                   300                     200         500               1000

Parker, Frankie               Appling               400                     200         400               1000

Shaw, Mrs. Etta P.          Clay                    500                     200         300               1000

Pedrick, Cobbie              Brooks                300                     300         400               1000

Harris, Hortense              Bullock                550                     200         500               1250

Brown, Lucile                  Candler               500                     200         350               1050

Henderson, Texas            Colquitt               200                     600         500               1300

Hamilton, Lou                  Crisp                   300                     200         500               1000

Mathews, Stella               Decatur               500                     200         350               1050

Weaver, Carruth              Early                   500                     200         388               1088

Thorpe, Mr. L. V.           Evans                  500                     200         300               1000

Johnson, Eliza                  Grady                  500                     200         400               1100

Latimer, Sarah                 Jeff Davis            500                     200         300               1000

DeLoach, Florence          Lawndes             500                     200         350               1050

Bradford, Annette            Mitchell               300                     200         600               1100

Bailey, Maggie                 Montgomery        500                     200         350               1050

Wiley, Annie                    Pierce                  300                     200         500               1000

Whittlesey, Maggie          Randolph             500                     200         300               1000

Beathea, Maggie              Tatnall                 300                     200         500               1000

Smith, Ruth                      Terrell                 500                     200         300               1000

Houston, Irene                 Talfair                  500                     200         300               1000

Forrest, Lilla                    Thomas               300                     200         500               1000

Mrs. T. O. Clark             Tift                      200                     600         300               1100

Bass, Julia                       Turner                 300                     200         500               1000

Anderson, Marie             Glynn                  500                     200         300               1000

Bennett, Annie                 Wayne                370                     200         500               1070

Atwell, Mrs. T. B.           Ware                   300                     200         500               1000

Thompson, Kemper         Wilcox                500                     200         300               1000

Wilson, Mr. J. J.              Worth                 500                     200         300               1000

Total…………………………………..14720                 10150     12838             37708

 

The above includes both salary and traveling expenses, purchase and upkeep of auto.

To divide the State into three parts as indicated by accompanying map would give 51 counties to North Ga., 51 counties to Middle Ga., and 50 counties to South Georgia.

As the work is now organized this will give 37 agents to North Georgia, 36 agents to Middle Georgia and 33 agents to South Georgia.

Total amount of funds to North Ga.             $40,400

Total amount of funds to Middle Ga.             41,655

Total amount of funds to South Ga.               37,708              119,763

            This does not include special agent’s salary and expense.

(Page 154 Typed) The plan there proposal or one of a similar nature is the only plan that can be carried into execution without a violation of the provisions of the Act of Congress.

 

The Normal School and the Valdosta School have been and are cooperating under a plan of the character above referred to, as will more fully appear from following statement and accompanying map.

 

HOME DEMONSTRATION WORK IN COOPERATION WITH STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, ATHENS,

 

Mrs. E. M. Andrews, supervising Agent located at the State Normal School, Athens, Ga.

 

NAME                            ST. NORMAL    STATES             SMITH   COUNTY     TOTAL

                                       SCHOOL           RELATIONS      LEVER     

Andrews, Mrs.  E. M.                                                                                              

Supervising Agent,

S. N. S. Athens               600                     500                     1250                            2350

Stenographer                   600                                                                                    600

Mize, Mrs. L. R. Dist.

Agent in Rome, Ga.                                    1000                   1000                            2000

Bozeman, Estelle, Dist.

Agent in Atlanta, Ga.                                  1000                   1000                            2000

Colclough, Etta, Dist.

Agent in Gainesville, Ga.  1000                   1000                   2000

Allen, Florida, Spec.

Agent in Warrenton, Ga.  1000                   1000                   2000

Burton, Jessie, Spec.

Agent in Talbotton                                      1000                   1000                            2000

 

REGULAR HOME DEMONSTRATION AGENTS

Saunders, Elizabeth          Habersham          500                     200         300               1000

White, Hettie                   Harris                  300                     200         500               1000

Stone, Mary J.                 Haralson              300                     200         500               1000

Jeter, Mrs. B. C.             Heard                  400                     200         400               1000

Collins, Lorine                 Coweta               300                     200         500               1000