Caption: Book - Century of Physics (1973)
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r g ord< r, but had not been Lighted long before some d i C tr si\ red the fire to the tubing. i bag.
Through that it traveled into
The rubber burned in that gas until enough C0 ? was formed All were more or less No one was hurt. The hydrogen was This is
to b st the sack, when an explosion occurred. i I htened, although none would own it.
reached, or more serious results might have been expected". a nice bit of scientific reporting.
And it is impressive, and alarming, that
the Regent (or anyone) ever projected slides that required, for illumination, an apparatus for generating, storing, mixing and burning hydrogen and oxygen. Now it is not to be expected that Regent Peabody made memorable contributions to physics, for, in addition to teaching two courses regularly he had to run the University. His administration was not an easy one. A
major problem was the finances.
The enrollments were rising and the facultyThe General Assembly, though sometimes
was ambitious to expand the program.
willing to appropriate money for buildings, was extremely reluctant to appropriate anything for faculty salaries and other instructional expenses of the University. It had been anticipated that the land-grant endowment would After a hard campaign Regent Peabody and the Trustees
take care of these.
secured, in 1881, the first small appropriation to be made for instructional costs. iturally, it was difficult to employ additional faculty under these ircumstances. In Peabody's regime, 1880 to 1891, the faculty increased
rom 28 to 39 and the student enrollment approximately from 400 to 600 Another effort by the Regent to secure additional resour.es has a amiliar ring. He took an active role in securing in ashingt to the p. Llinoi n
f bills in 1887 and 1890 which provided the support of university research, in thifl
e in Agriculture. peri I had aim ( , ia 1 t
To top it all, the Regent, Ln this aua Le cal help or o :e equipment.
He conducted his oi