Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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P R O C E E D I N G S O F BOARD O F T R U S T E E S .
P A P E R D—ESTIMATES.
Quarter ending December 31,1895, F r o m general fund— Meteorological a p p a r a t u s Wages Total Quarter ending March 31,1896. F r o m general f u n d Board expense Books and publications Botanical a p p a r a t u s B u i l d i n g s and r e p a i r s Bulletins Chemical a p p a r a t u s and supplies Fuel and lights Incidentals P r i n t i n g , stationery, and postage Salaries Seeds and trees Tools and supplies Wages S o u t h e r n Illinois experiments Total F r o m farm f u n d Buildings and r e p a i r s Dairy stock and fittings Tools and supplies Wages Total ,
$10 00 50 00 $60 00
$40 00 50 00 50 00 25 00 800 00 40 00 100 00 25 00 25 00 1,910 00 50 00 100 00 800 00 100 00 $4,115 00
$300 00 275 00 250 00 250 00 $1,075 00
The Board of Direction asks that the Trustees appropriate Experiment Station funds to meet these estimates. The Trustees are also requested to authorize the Board of Direction of the Experiment Station to order upon satisfactory bids, chemical apparatus and supplies to be imported, not exceeding in amount $300.00, and botanical apparatus and supplies not exceeding in amount $75.00. The Board of Direction has been considering the advisability of conducting some field experiments in southern Illinois with a view to determining in what way the peculiar clay soil of a considerable portion of that country may be cultivated to best advantage. In October last a committee, consisting of Professors Burrill and Davenport, and Mr. Hopkins, chemist of the Station, was sent on a tour of inspection to select a tract or land where such work might best be undertaken. This committee reported in favor of selecting two tracts of land, each of about three acres in extent, one at Edgewood, and the other at Odin, and beginning the experiments in the coming spring. The Board is asked to authorize this new line of work. Respectfully submitted, T. J . BURRILL, President Board of Direction. The report was received and recorded. The vouchers were referred to the Finance Committee for auditing, and the requests of the Board of Direction of the Experiment Station for appropriations of Station funds, and for authority to undertake new experiments were granted. President Draper stated that the parents of Mr. Edwin Warren Stocker, a graduate from the University in the class of 1894, who had since died, were desirous of receiving from the University their son's graduation thesis. On motion of Mr. Morgan, it was voted that a copy be made of Mr. Stocker's thesis, in order that the file of theses might be kept