Volume 01: July 11, 1932–July 8, 1938

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR RALEIGH, N. C. November 14, 1932

The executive Committee met at 9:30 a. m. on the above date, Governor Gardner presiding, with these present:

Josephus Daniels John Sprunt Hill Haywood Parker Judge John J. Parker Walter Murphy Leslie Weil Charles Whedbee S. B. Alexander Clarence Poe Mrs. Julius V. Cone Miss Easdale Shaw H. M. London, Secretary

Dr. Frank P. Graham was also present. An informal discussion was held as to election of vice-presidents of the three units. President Graham suggested that a committee be appointed to confer with the faculty at Chapel Hill as to who should be the vice president there, simply for helpful information at reaching a satisfactory and harmonious conclusion in the matter. No action was taken by the committee on matters discussed at this meeting.

An adjourned meeting was held at 1:15 p. m. (after the full board had met and adjourned ) to fix the salary of Dr. Frank P. Graham, as president of the Greater University of North Carolina. It was moved by Mr. Haywood Parker that the present salary of President Graham be continued until further action of the Executive Committee. Carried.

The meeting then adjourned.

Henry M. London [signature] Secretary.

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Raleigh, N. C., November 14, 1932

The Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina met at 10:30 a. m, on the above date, Governor O. Max Gardner presiding with the following present:

A. T. Allen A. M. Dixon R. M. Cox F. I. Sutton John W. Hinsdale K. P. Lewis Judge John J. Parker Miss Easdale Shaw John Sprunt Hill Mrs. E. L. McKee Walter Murphy S. B. Alexander John G. Dawson Chas. G. Rose Clarence Poe M. K. Blount Harriss Newman A. H. Graham A. W. McLean J. L. Sprunt James A. Bridger Chas. F. Cates G. L. Lyerly Mrs. Annie S. Graham K. D. Battle A. A. Hicks Leslie Weil Josephus Daniels

R. N. Page W. G. Clark Mrs, Margaret O. Gregory Dudley Bagley J. Kenyon Wilson F. L. Dunlap Mrs. C.. F. Tomlinson Charles Whedbee Mrs. Joseph A. Brown Haywood Parker A. B. Andrews R. A. Doughton Graham Woodard Judge I. M. Meekins W. C. Woodard R. R. Eagle, New Bern S. J. Ervin, Jr F. H. Coffey George C. Green Junius D. Grimes Francis D. Winston C. W. Tillett, Jr. Wm. D. Merritt W. C. Woodard J. L. Becton H. M. Robins Mrs. J. W. Cone H. M. London

Governor Gardner stated that it was the unanimous choice and recommendation that the Executive Committee recommend to the full Board the election of Dr. Frank P. Graham as President of the University of North Carolina.

Judge Winston moved that the Board proceed with the election of the President of the University. Carried. He read an article from the North Carolina Christian Advocate endorsing Dr. Frank Graham for President.

Mr. Whedbee moved the election of Frank P. Graham as President of the University. Seconded by Dr. Clarence Poe and carried unanimously by a rising vote.

Mr. Daniels moved that the Board proceed to the further business of the Board of Trustees without adjourning for a meeting of the Executive Committee. Carried.

Mr. Whedbee moved that a committee of five be appointed by the Governor to recommend the three vice-presidents, after consultation with the President, and make a report to the Board.

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Seconded by Mr. Haywood Parker. Mr. Cates offered an amendment that it was a matter that the Executive Committee should make recommendation on. Judge Winston said (no motion) that a meeting should be called before the first of January and let this matter be referred to that meeting. Mr. Hicks said that better work would be done by having another committee to do this instead of retelling it to the Executive Committee. Mr. Woodard said he thought Greensboro and Raleigh Vice-Presidents should be settled. Mr. Kemp Battle offered an amendment that the committee report back to a special meeting or the January meeting, as the Governor might determine, in order to allow a little extra time if the committee found it necessary in that connection. Judge Parker said that he agreed with Mr. Battle. There is a good deal of feeling on the part of some of the people connected wirh State College that it is being swallowed up by the University. He moved as a substitute that we proceed to the election of vice-presidents at Raleigh and Greensboro and appoint a committee of five to recommend a vice-president for Chapel Hill. Mr. Daniels thought that a committee of the Board should be appointed to consider all three vice-presidents, that the matter should be ended as long as possible before the meeting of the General Assembly and ought not to wait for the January meeting, and that when the vice-presidents were elected they ought to have the opportunity of the committee's aid. He thought that it would be a great mistake to elect without consultation and help of a committee. He moved that it is the sense of this Board that the School of Engineering at State College be strengthened and also the textile Department and that nothing be done to hurt the strength of State College. Mr. Tillett said he was in agreement with Mr. Daniels. Dr. Poe said that he thought it would be dangerous to leave the decision of the two vice-presidents in the air until January. He said that the best interest would be served by going into the selection of vice-presidents for Greensboro and Raleigh.

The Governor stated that the motion before the Board was that the substitute offered by Judge Parker that the Board proceed with tie election of vice-presidents for Greensboro and State College and defer action until some time before January as to the vice-presi-

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dent of Chapel Hill be adopted.

Mr. Woodard Staid that the Board had known the position of all three men since last summer, and that waiting two weeks more for the committee to go to see the three presidents, he thought, would be unwise.

Mr. Murphy seconded the motion offered by Judge Parker. Mr. Hill also seconded the motion. Substitute carried.

Judge Parker nominated Dr. Brooks as vice-president of State College. Carried unanimously.

Miss Easdale Shaw nominated Dr. Julius I. Foust as vice-president of N. C. C. W. Seconded by Mr. Grimes and Mrs. Brown and unanimously carried.

Mr. Sutton moved that the salary of the president of the new University and the salaries of the vice-presidents be referred to the Executive Committee. Seconded and carried.

Mr. Murphy moved that the compensation of the comptroller be also left to the Executive Committee. Carried.

The Secretary called attention to the fact that Mr. Gold's death left a vacancy on the Executive Committee. Mr. Alexander moved the election of Mr. Irvin B. Tucker to fill Mr. Gold's place. Seconded by Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Brown and Mr. Daniels. Carried.

Mr. Haywood Parker moved the adoption of the following resolution: "That it is neither the purpose or intention of the Board in any manner to curtail, cripple or injure the work being done at the three institutions of higher learning which are component units, of the consolidated University but on the contrary it is the hope and intention of the Board to strengthen all departments of these three institutions of higher education and that it is the wish to go on record as this being the purpose and intention of the Board." Daniels opposed this resolution as being contrary to the statute. He offered as a substitute that it is the sense of the Board that the College of Engineering and Textile Departments shall be continued and strengthened instead of saying the Board is going to keep them all. Judge Parker amended Mr. Daniels' motion which was accepted by Mr. Haywood Parker as follows: "Resolved that it is the

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sense of the Board that the State College at Raleigh should be continued as a full four-year college and no intention to remove the School of Engineering to the University." Mr. Murphy offered an amendment-no intention on the part of this Board to amalgamate the School of Engineering at Chapel Hill and State College. Mr. Wilson said that he was opposed to this and that the Board should accept the statute as it is and adopt no resolutions at all. Mr. Sutton said that he was in agreement with what Mr. Parker and Mr. Murphy said, as amended. Mr. Battle moved as a substitute that the Trustees of the University declare it to be their purpose to observe both the letter and the spirit of the legislative mandate to preserve the integrity of the institutions at Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Greensboro. Mr. Hill moved that the word "loyalty" be put in Mr. Battle's motion. Mr. Blount said that he thought this motion very necessary because it would rest the fears of the people at State College. Mr. Lewis said that he heartily agreed with Mr. Battle and his resolution. Mr. Poe said that he agreed with Judge Parker and Mr. Daniels, that is, should say that the School of Engineering at State College will be maintained. Mr, Hartsell agreed with Mr. Battle's resolution, Mr. Daniels moved that Mr. Battle's resolution be amended as follows: "it is the sense of the Board of Trustees that the high standards heretofore maintained shall be strengthened and that the School of Engineering at Raleigh shall be maintained". Governor Gardner appointed a committee of five to prepare a resolution on the above matter and bring it back to the Board as follows: Judge Parker, S. B. Alexander, Josephus Daniels, R. A. Doughton, and Kemp D. Battle. The Committee presented the following resolution: "RESOLVED, that the Trustees of the University declare it to be their purpose to observe with full loyalty both the letter and the spirit of the legislative mandate to preserve the integrity of the institutions at Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Greensboro, and declare it to be the sense of this Board that the high standards at these institutions shall be maintained and, specifically, that there is no intention to demote any of the institutions to the rank of a junior college or to discontinue the schools of engineering at Chapel Hill or at Raleigh."

On motion, the above resolution was adopted.

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