Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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Board re-assembled at 3 o'clock P . M. Head farmer Lawrence was authorized to build some pens at the lower barn, using as much as possible of the material on hand. Mr. Blackburn offered the following resolution :
WHEREAS, the wants of the University, arising out of its growth and sncoess without a corresponding increase of means, makes economy and retrenchment a necessity ; therefore, Resolved, That from the close of the current University year a general reduction of expenses, as near as may be on the scale of 20 per cent., be adopted, and on that scale the annual salary of the respective professors be fixed at sixteen hundred dollars, and the pay of teachers and assistants, as a rule, be correspondingly reduced.
Consideration postponed till June meeting. The President appointed, as a committee to report on the duties and powers of Eegent, at the Board meeting in June, Messrs. Pickrell, Sabin and Gardner. An account of $62, for accrued fees, etc., on lawsuits, was allowed. Prof. Webb's request for purchase of Eng. Inst., was laid on the table. Br. Gregory made the following report, in regard to the quarterly meetings:
We recommend that the Board hold quarterly meeting as follows : The second Tuesday of March. Tuesday of commencement week. The second Tuesday of September. Tuesday of the week preceding the close of the fall term in December.
J . M. GREGORY, JAS. P. SLADE, Committee.
Carried. Mr. Slade offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the experiments on the experimental farm bo carried on the coming year by Mr. E. S. Lawrence, head farmer, under the direction of W. C. Flagg.
Carried. The Board then proceeded to the election of officers: Mr. Emery Cobb was elected President; Mr. W. 0. Flagg, Corresponding Secretary -7 and Prof. E. Snyder, Recording Secretary. The President, Messrs. Gardner and Pickrell, were nominated Executive Committee. The following resolution, offered by Mr. Blackburn, was x^assed:
Resolved, That the Board have seen, with great satisfaction, the evidence of growth and improvement in the University since the occupancy of the new building, and would specially commend the public spirit, liberality and taste manifested by the several societies in fitting up and furnishing their respective society rooms; and that we congratulate the Regent and Faculty on the evidence of permanent prosperity and success apparent.
The folio wing motion was laid on the table: "That the course of studies in the University may, beyond question, conform to the requirements of law. Resolved, That the Faculty be directed to provide for instruction in algebra, from the first lessons, without charge to the students." Mr. Pickrell offered the following resolution, which was carried:
WHEREAS, the firm of Crane, Breed & Co. were to have completed the heating apparatus for the new building by the first day of October, 1873 ; and whereas, such apparatus was not so completed at that time; therefore, Resolved, That we waive the time of completion of said heating apparatus, and pay Crane, Breed & Co., as per agreement, up to the 80 per cent, which was to have been paid on completion, in consideration that the said firm extend the time of testing the apparatus from the 1st day of March, 1874, to the 22d day of December, 1874, it being understood that the said company make their bond for performance of contract good, up to that time, either by giving new security or obtaining the consent of their present securities to this arrangement.
Mr. Abbott accepted the proposition.