Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
Resolved, That Indian corn and its relations from every conceivable point of view ought to be considered the foremost subject for experimentation at this Station, including among other things the following items; 1. Its botanical, chemical, and physiological characters and requirements. 2. Its culture. 3. Breeding. 4. Its relations to the elements of fertility. 5. Ascertaining what rotations or systems of cropping are best adapted to the largest practicable production of corn both in acreage and yield, and to maintaining the fertility of corn lands. To the latter object all field experiments ought to be directed. Eespectfully submitted,
• T. J . B U R R I L L ,
President Board of Direction. O n m o t i o n or M r . M c L e a n , t h e v o u c h e r s p r e s e n t e d were referred to t h e C o m m i t t e e on F i n a n c e , a n d a p p r o p r i a t i o n s of E x p e r i m e n t S t a t i o n funds were m a d e a c c o r d i n g to t h e estimates i n Paper E, above. T h e E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e r e p o r t e d action t a k e n as follows:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT. URBANA, ILLINOIS, Sept. 4, 1895.
To the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. GENTLEMEN: Your Executive Committee held a meeting at the University, July 2, 1895, at which all the members of the Committee were present. Messrs. Morgan and Eaymond were also present. The following business was transacted: Resolved, That Mr. Pence, in conjunction with the county surveyor of Champaign county, proceed to establish the corners of all the lands belonging to the University and that stones be placed in each corner, and said corners recorded. WHEREAS, Overtures are made to the Trustees indicating that the Board is not justified in paying more than $1.00 per M feet for the gas consumed by the University, therefore Resolved, That the Business Agent be directed to communicate with the company supplying gas to the University buildings and seek a reduction to $1.00 per M in the price of gas consumed by the University before further negotiations are prosecuted, and notify the Committee on Buildings and Grounds of the result as soon as practicable. Adopted. Your Executive Committee also held a meeting, at which all the members were present, at the Doane House, in Champaign, on the evening of July 2, 1895. At this meeting the Committee appointed Mr. George W. Graham as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at a salary of $100.00 a month; same to take effect Monday, July 8th. On motion of Mr. McLean, $62.50 was appropriated for premium on insurance on arms.
NELSON W. GRAHAM, ALEX. MCLEAN, N. B. MORRISON,
Executive Committee. T h i s action of t h e E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e was confirmed.