Volume 01: July 11, 1932–July 8, 1938

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Raleigh, N. C., September 28, 1932

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University met in the Governor's office on the above date, His Excellency Governor O. Max Gardner presiding.

The following members were present; Mrs. J. W. Cone John Sprunt Hill Walter Murphy Miss Easdale Shaw Judge John J. Parker Josephus Daniels Charles Whedbee S. B. Alexander Haywood Parker Leslie Weil H. M. London, Secretary.

President Frank P. Graham, President E. C. Brooks and President J. I. Foust were also present.

The Secretary read a letter form Br. Clarence Poe regretting his inability to be present due to a previous business engagement in another State.

Mr. Daniels moved that a committee be appointed to present to the full Board of Trustees resolutions of respect to the memory of the late Charles W. Gold. Seconded and carried. The following were appointed on this committee: Dr. Clarence Poe, Chairman, Josephus Daniels and S. B. Alexander.

The following committee was also appointed to present to the full Board of Trustees resolutions of respect to the memory of the late A. A. Shuford: Walter Murphy, Chairman, George L. Lyerly and W. T. Shore.

Dr. Brooks reported on the recent robbery of the safe in the business office at State College, which resulted in a net loss of $4,700.

Dr. Foust reported on the recent fire at the Woman's college doing $27,000 damage but fully covered by insurance. He recommended that a subcommittee be appointed to work with him in adjusting the whole situation, if so desired. He said that he would like to have the counsel and help of this committee. Mr. Daniels moved that a sub-committee be appointed to work with Dr. Foust in making settlement of this insurance and that they make such recommendations to the Executive

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Committee as they deem necessary. Carried.

The Governor appointed the following as members of this Committee: E. S. Parker, Jr., Chairman, J. E. Millis, Rev. J. T. Mangum.

Dr. Foust brought up the question of paying Mrs. Weatherspoon her salary, less ten per cent until Christmas at least. He said she had worked for the college twenty-five years and is now very ill, and is expected to go back to work about the first of the year. He also said that she was dependent upon her salary for support. Mr. Haywood Parker moved that Mrs. Weatherspoon be paid her salary, with reduction of ten per cent, until January. Carried.

Mr. Daniels moved that a committee of three be appointed by the Governor to confer with the heads of the three divisions of the University as to the policy concerning retiring allowance and sick leave. Mr. Murphy offered an amendment to Mr. Daniels' motion as follows: That a committee be appointed composed of the constituted authorities of the University and three trustees to study the question of retirement pensions and sick leave and report back to this committeee recommending definite legislative action covering this subject. Carried. The following were appointed on this committee: Josephus Daniels, Chairman, Clarence Poe and John Sprunt Hill.

Dr. Graham presented the following memoranda for action:

A recomendation for a legislative act requiring all clerks of the court to report to the escheator and that unclaimed freight and bank deposits be also reported to him. On motion of Mr. Daniels these matters were referred to the Committee on Escheats, to be appointed by the Governor.

That leave of absence on the henan Foundation for the fall quarter be granted to M. L. Jacobs, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, to study for a Doctor's Degree. On motion of Mr. Murphy, the leave was granted.

No action was taken on the request of Mrs. L. D. Yeargan of Rome, Georgia, that free tuition be given to the descendants of those who have given land to the University. Also no action was taken on the request of Prof. W. F. Prouty

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that free tuition be given to the children of members of the University faculty.

Dr. Graham also recommended that Miss Susan G. Akers be made Professor of Library Science and acting director of the School of Library Science; and that Associate Professor Robert Bingham Downs be made Acting Librarian, with an increase of $250.00 in salary. On motion of Mr. Daniels these recommendations were approved.

Dr. Graham recommended that John Arch Watson and Walter Hunt, each fifteen years of age, be allowed to enter the University. Mr. Haywood Parker moved the adoption of the recommendation. Carried.

Dr. Graham recommended Miss Lucille Kellogg for the position of Assistant Professor of Library Administration at a salary of $2,500. On motion the recommendation was adopted.

Dr. Graham brought before the Committee a letter from Prof. Collier Cobb, who is just reaching seventy years of age, and head of the Department of Geology. Prof. Cobb wishes to spend most of his time writing, and asked to go on part time basis. Dr. Graham recommended that Prof. Cobb be put on part time and that his salary be reduced to $2,400 a year. He said that the department could be reorganized on just as efficient basis with much less cost. Mr. Hill moved that extension be given to Prof. Cobb for one year. Seconded by Mr. Murphy and carried. Mr. Daniels moved that the whole question of partial retirement be referred to the Committee heretofore authorized to study the retirement problem. Carried.

Governor Gardner said that he would like for one or all presidents to give what progress and success they had had in discussing the problem of retirement.

Dr.Brooks offered the following recommendation: That the Executive Committee authorize the President of State College to continue the reorganization of the Textile School, which was begun by the Board of Trustees of State College about two years ago. It provided for the following: To

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develop in the Textile School a department of Textile Economics, in order to place greater emphasis on distribution, uses, merchandising, and management problems. This is comparable to the division of Agricultural Economics in the School of Agriculture. It will be necessary to employ one man, trained in Textile manufacturing and Textile Economics. On motion the above recommendation was adopted.

Dr. Graham recommended that Prof. Thorndike Saville's place be supplied by having Prof. Harry N. Jenks to be visiting professor at $3,600. Carried.

Dr. Graham recommended that authority be given for placing a tablet in Memorial Hall in honor of the late President George T. Winston. On motion of Mr. Murphy this request was approved.

Dr. Foust presented a written report of the first meeting of the Presidential Directorate, held September 3, 1932, which was read to the Committee by Mr. Murphy.

Mr.Daniels moved that the Committee receive the report for the information of the Executive Committee. Carried.

Dr. Brooks read a statement of inquiry prepared by him as to the future policy of administration in the three branches of the University. Dr. Graham thought that there should be a committee appointed to study the whole question of administration as set forth in the report of the Presidential Directorate.

Dr. Foust thought consolidation should be done slowly, gradually, and cautiously. He presented a paper on the history of consolidation.

On motion of Mr. Whedbee the committee went into executive session.

On motion of Mr. Weil the Governor was requested to appoint a Finance Committee of five members. The following were appointed :

James A. Gray, Chairman R. N. Page (Dead) A B Andrews K. D. Lewis Leslie Weil Mrs. Julius W. Cone

The Governor was further authorized to appoint a Committee

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on Escheats consisting of three members and the lolloping were appointed:

A. B. Andrews, Chairman Kemp D. Battle Charles G. Rose

Mrs. Cone moved that the committee go into the matter of recommending to the full board the election of a president. Seconded by Mr. Whedbee and carried. Mr. Murphy moved that the committee recommend to the full board the selection of Dr. Frank P. Graham as President. Seconded and carried unanimously.

Mr. Hill moved that the Executive Committee recommend to the full Board that at its next meeting a vice president for each branch of the University be elected. Carried.

Mr. Daniels moved that a meeting of the Board of Trustees be called to be held on November 14. Carried.

Mr. Whedbee moved that the Committee defer the election of Comptroller to the next meeting of the full board. Carried.

Members of the Executive Committee drew lots for the terms of office as follows:

Term expiring July 1, 1940: John Sprunt Hill Walter Murphy John J. barker

Term expiring July 1, 1938: Charles Whedbee S. B. Alexander (Dec'd) Leslie Weil

Term expiring July 1, 1936: Josephus Daniels Clarence Poe C. W. Gold (deceased)

Term expiring July 1; 1954: Mrs. Julius W. Cone Miss Easdale Shaw Haywood Parker

The meeting then adjourned.

Henry M. London [signature] Secretary.

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