North Carolina Newspapers

Official Organ of the University Athletic Association.
NO. 17.
Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. - A
Gift of 30,000 Volumes to the Library
and a Permanent Endowment
Fund Established.
The trustees of the University
held their annual meeting yester
day i 11 the Governor's office.
There. were present his Excellen
cy, the Governor, presiding, Hon.
R. H. Battle, Secretary; Hon. W.
T. Faircloth, Hon, R. M. Fur
man, R. T. Gray, Esq., A. W.
Haywood, Esq., Prot. M." H. Holt,
Hon. Thos. S. Keeuan, Dr. R.
H. Lewis, Hon. John Manning,
Hon. A. H. Merritt, Thos. A.
McNeill, Esq., W. J. Peele, Esq.,
Capt. R. B. Peebles, Hon. Fred.
Phillips, Prof. Wallace Riddick,
Maj. J W. Wilson, and President
Geo. T. Winston.
The Treasurer, Hon. R. H.
Battle, presented a detailed report
of the financial management in
cluding the reports of the Univer
sity Bursar.
President Winston presented
his annual report, which was ac
cepted, and on . motion of Mr. R.
T. Gray, was ordered to be pub
lished. It will be published in
Sunday's Nezvs Observer Caron
icle. The President reported 385
students for the year, being a gain
of 1 87 during his administration.
The number from North Carolina
is 358
The matter of providing ad
ditional dormitories, also a build
ing for the Y. M. C. A. and a
Commons Hall, for supplying
board at cost, was referred to the
visiting committee.
The president and faculty were
authorized to employ additional
teaching force required for the
proper instruction of the greatly
enlarged classes. . J
The School of Law was made
a regular department of the Uni
versity and was placed upon pre
cisely the same footing as the
other departments.
The establishment of a Summer
Normal School and Summer
Courses of University instruction,
was authorized and a appropria
tion was made for,; the same.
These will begin July 2d and con
tinue four weeks and will be open
to both sexes.
The board .accepted a proposi
tion from the Dialectic and Phil
anthropic Societies donating to
the University Library their joint
libraries of 20,000 volumes. The
library will have a permanent
librarian and will be open ten
hours daily. The title of the li
brary will be "The University
Library, endowed by the Dialectic
and Philantrophic Societies."
The plan for raising a permanent
library endowment fund, as pro
posed by the Societies was ac
cepted. A donation of valuable Chinese
and Japanese ware and bronzes by
Mrs. Willie P. Mangum, of Wash
ington City, was also accepted.
This collection was made by Mr.
and Mrs. Mangum expressly for
the University during a twenty
years residence in foreign coun
tries. Mrs, Mangum makes the
donation as a memorial to her.
The repairs of the University
were reported to be progressing
as rapidly as the appropriations
would permit. Three buildings
have been fully renovated and
four supplied with roofs. "
The reports of the Professors in
the several departments were pre
sented and their requests for ap
propriation to secure books, appa
ratus and teaching assistance for
their respective departments were
referred to the committee on vis
itation. s The following gentlemen were
appointed m a r s h a 1 s for com
mencement: Chief, E. W. Myers,
of Washington; Subs, Murray
Borden, of Goldsboro; A. B. Kim
ball, of Hargrove; F. B. Mc
Kinne, of Princeton; Herbert
Bingham, of Mebaue; J. L. Pat
terson, of Salem; E. Zachary of
The following resalotions were
adopted in regard to inter-collegiate
athletics and foot-ball.
Resolved, That it is the sense
of the Board of Trustees that
inter-collegiate games of foot-ball
on the part of students of the Uni
versity, be discouraged until the
massed plays are forbidden, or the
rules of the game so modified as
to make it less dangerous.
Resolved, That the total num
ber of school days allowed for
these sports shall not seriously
interfere with college duties.
Resolved, That the attendance
upon these games at other points
by students not belonging to the
team or substitutes be forbidden
except upon written requests of
the father or guardian,
f There was entire unanimity in
the Board as to two points, (1) the
great value of athletic culture and
games to the University; (2) the
improper excesses to which these
games are being carried through
out the country, especially in the
Northern Colleges.
The desire of the Board was to
restrict the games within1 reason
able bounds and remedy potent
The resolutions are supplemen
tary to already existing rules of
the University which forbid any
student playing on a team except
with the consent of his parent or
guardian. Ne w s-Observer-Chronicle.
; y . ' MENTS. O , ,
The closing of the present ses
sion will mark a new era in the
history of the library of the Uni
versity of North Carolina. For
merly the library has been owned,
controlled and largely supported
by the Dialectic, and Philan
thropic Societies. - It has always
been the policy of these societies
to add a definite number of vol
umes each year, and by this grad
ual growth, the library has as
sumed large proportions, and is
beginning to need the support of
stronger hands. The societies,
recognizing this fact, and having
the best interest of the library at
heart, have decided to let it pass
under the control of the Univer
sity as a donation from the two
societies. In doing this, they
have acted wisely and judiciously.
Under this new management the
library will receive a larger ap
propriation, a permanent libra
rian, and a more rapid growth in
every particular.
The following agreement now
exists between the Faculty and
the societies :
1 st. The general management
of the library shall be given to
the Faculty. A libra, y fee shall
be charged to each matriculate,
whether in the college or profes
sional schools. This fee shall be
to the society members, two
dollars per year, but may be
higher to non - members, and
all money thus collected shall
be applied to the purchase of
books and periodicals, the Fac
ulty binding itself, to pay the
librarian's salary and all other
expenses, from the funds.
2d The name of the library
shall be ' 'Library of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, endowed
by the Dialectic and Philanthrop
ic Societies."
3d. There shall be appointed
by the president of each society,
at the same time as the annual
committee, a member of the sen
ior class, who shall be known as
Library Directors. These stu
dents, together with the Faculty
librarian, shall constitute the gov
erning board. The duties of this
board shall be : I. To make laws
for the government of the library.
II. To select books and periodi
cals to be purchased. III. To
have all powers not expressly
given to others.
4th. The librarian shall be
elected by the committee of the
Faculty, and shall serve so long
as he gives satisfaction.
5th. There shall be given an
nually, to each society, a scholar
ship to be known by name of the
society. This shall be awarded
each year to some deserving per
son, who has been a member of
the society at least one year, and
in return the recipient shall assist
the librarian as he shall be needed.
6th. The library shall be open
from 8:30 a. m., to 6 p," m.,
with exception of half hour for
. 7th. A catalogue of books now
belonging to each society shall be
made and preserved.
8th. If at any time two-thirds
of the members of either society
shall desire that their society shall
withdraw from this agreement,
that society shall have a right to
remove all books belonging to it
at the present time.
9th. A legal contract shall be
drawn up and signed in duplicate
by the President of the Univer
sity and the committees, one copy
of which shall be filed in the Ar
chives, and the other by the Pres
ident of the University.
10th. When the contract is
drawn up any article in it may be
amended at any time by consent
of majority of each society and
the Faculty.
That 110 drastic measures were
taken by our trustees in their re
cent meeting regarding our ath
letics, is nothing more than we
expected from the men of brain
who constitute our board.

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