Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
and applied for, the Committee on Buildings and Grounds be, and hereby is, authorized and instructed to expend, in its discretion, the amount appropriated in furtherance of the purposes intended. A c o m m u n i c a t i o n from Professors T a l b o t a n d B r e c k e n r i d g e , aski n g t h a t a water m a i n be p u t in from W r i g h t street to M a c h i n e r y H a l l , was referred to t h e C o m m i t t e e on B u i l d i n g s a n d G r o u n d s w i t h power to act. President Draper reported that, acting under authority given him b y t h e Board, h e h a d a p p o i n t e d Miss E l i n o r E l l s w o r t h assistant in vocal music, at a salary of $500 for t e n m o n t h s , b e g i n n i n g S e p t e m b e r 1, 1895, with t h e u n d e r s t a n d i n g t h a t all fees received from s t u d e n t s in vocal m u s i c shall be p a i d i n t o t h e t r e a s u r y u n t i l such fees shall a g g r e g a t e $500, a n d if t h e y exceed t h a t a m o u n t one-half of t h e excess shall be p a i d to M i s s E l l s w o r t h a n d t h e o t h e r half i n t o the treasury. T h e C o m m i t t e e on P u b l i c a t i o n offered t h e following resolution relative to t h e m a t t e r referred to it at t h e last m e e t i n g of t h e Board, a n d t h e resolution was a d o p t e d : Besolved, That the sum of $800 be appropriated for the publication, in magazine form, at such intervals as the Faculty may think advisable, of original papers of educational and scientific value prepared by persons connected with the University; and that a further sum of $500 be appropriated for aiding the publication of the Illini, upon assurance that the mechanical appearance of the same shall be continued as desirable as at present. And that 400 copies of the paper be distributed through the mails weekly, without further cost, as directed by the President of the university. P r e s i d e n t D r a p e r p r e s e n t e d t h e following: To the Board of Trustees: I respectfully recommend changes in the instructional force as follows: 1. That Alton Cyrel Burnham be transferred from being instructor in mechanical engineering to be instructor in mathematics at the salary already assigned, viz., $800. 2. That Robert Alvin Wood, fellow in mechanical engineering last year, be appointed instructor in mechanical engineering, in the place of Mr. Burnham, at $800 for ten months. 3. That an additional instructor in mechanical engineering be appointed by the Executive Committee, at $75 a month, for ten months. 4. , That a foreman in the moulding shop be appointed by the Executive Committee, at a salary of $50 a month, for not more than nine months. 5. That the salary of William Esty, instructor in electrical engineering, be advanced from $1,000 to $1,050. 6. That an additional instructor in physics be appointed by the Executive Committee, at $75 a month, for ten months. 7. That Milo Smith Ketchum be appointed assistant in civil engineering, at $70 a month, for ten months. 8. That Charles N. Cole be appointed assistant in the preparatory school, at $75 a month, for ten months. 9. ' That an additional assistant in the preparatory department be appointed by the Executive Committee, at $75 a month, for ten months. I also recommend that the salary of Ferdinand John Foote, mechanician in the electrical engineering department, be advanced from $60 to $75 per