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CLI AX Section Tw Section Two i 59 Ih YEAR Tuesday and Friday RICHMOND, MADISON COUNTY. KENTUCKY. TUESDAY AFTERNOON 3 O'CLOCK, JUNE 17. 1913 NUMBER 75 TH R OND M 1L IRL IBlaiutoiia Wholesale and Retail Coal, Feed, Salt, Sand, Lime, Cement and AH Kinds of Plaster Material Hauling of All Kinds Corner Main and B Streets Telephone 85 WE CAN GIVE YOU The Best Lawn Mower for the least money. Call and let us show you the different styles. Cuts tall, short, thick and thin rass all alike. We have some special bar gain prices on these mowers D. B. Shackelford & Company Put in Your Vacation Grip an outfit of our loilct aids. You are not likely to pet as pood where you are goingr. We surest shaving soap, pow der, a bottle of toilet water, with the necessary brushes, etc. Don't put otr getting them. Come buy them now. Then you'll not have that to think of again. 3 Stockton's Drug Store " RICHMOND JUNE. 25 TO JULY 1 When you want JOB PRINTING, remember THE CLIMAX does only first-class work Board of Regents Respond to Inspector Goodpaster's Criticisms. Richmond, Ky June 13, 1913. Gov. James B. McCreary, Frankfort, Ky. . Dear Gov. McCreary: On the 28th day of March last, there appeared an article in the Courier-Journal which stated that there was a meeting of the Sinking Fund Commission in your office and that there were present yourself, Attorney General Garnett, Auditor II. M. lios worth and Secretary of State Cre celiiis, at which meeting of the Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners you were prevailed upon to send your SLate Inspector, lion. Sherman Goodpaster, to examine into the financial affairs of the Eastern Kentucky State Normal. The undersigned members of the Board de sire to state thai they have no criticism to offer toward you for ordering the In spector to investigate the financial con dition and accounts of the said institu tion and want it understood that the lioard of Regents of the Kastern Ken tucky State Normal School owes no du ty to the Sinking Fund Commission to make any reports to them, nor is there any law, written or unwritten, by which the Sinking Fund Commission has any authority to criticise or demand an in vestigation of the affairs of this institu tion. The Inspector and his account ant came to Richmond lo inspect the books and financial condition of said in stitution and the oflicers of the same rendered them every assistance possi ble for a fair investigation of the condi tion of the same. There recently appeared in the pub lic press what purported lo be the sub stance of the Inspector's report on the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, at Richmond. We were not favored with a copy of this report prior to its publication, and obtained it only by ar ranging to have it copied for us. We deem it our duty lo you and the public to make a statement relative to certain unwarranted criticisms contain ed in that remarkable report, because the Regents of the school are public of ficials, though serving without pay, and the public is entitled to know facts rel ative to the management of their State Instiutions. His report was, to say the least, greatly misleading, incorrect in many important details and more par licularly a mere expression of opinion that the management of the Institution has been extra agant, reckless and in efficient. Singularly, he had not a word of commendation; nothing but adverse criticism. In a few hours spent in the community and about the school he was able to conclude that the years of appli cation of the Board of Regents lo build ing and developing a new State Normal School had resulted only in blunders and reprehensible error, and had been productive of nothing that he could ap prove. Few men are so gifted as to un erringly know at a glance more about how a public institution or a large busi iness concern should be managed than those who have continuously and pa tiently worked out every step and detail of its organization. That is precisely what the Inspector has assumed. In this assumption he has fallen into er rors which we venture to point out. He devotes about one-fourth of his report Ladies Indian Hair Grower Cures dandruff, stops falling hair, beautiful hair dressing. Gentlemen bald head special, grows new hair. Guaranteed. For sale Middelton's Phar macy. Salesladies wanted every town. Good pay. Address Dr. Kechee Davis factory, Atlanta, Ga. ?2-4t to quoting and construing the statute relative to State Normal Schools. We were, somewhat edified by the construc tion he put upon said acts, especially in view of the fact the same were written largely by two of the members of the Board, namely: Sullivan and Cam mack. With due respect to the Inspector, we prefer to adhere to the construction put upon said acts by those who wrote them, for we believe that they were in better position to understand them than your Inspector. About three-fifths of the report con sists of tables and financial statements furnished to the Board of Regents, by the President and Treasurer of the school, as is done every month. These statements were not taken from our books by the Inspector or his account ant, but were our own regular monthly and quarterly statements. They were accepted by him, apparently, and he did not eveu suggest a doubt as to their ao curacy. The remaining portion of his report, less than one-fifth of the whole, seems to be original, and consists of the Inspector's views as to how- the school should be managed, wherein he thinks the Regents should have acted different ly. It is to this portion of the report that we desire to give attention. Is i,. The Inspector says that the Re gents bought a farm for $18,800, a house for the Presidedt for 112.500 and built an addition to Sullivaa Hall for $29,400, without warrant of law; to quote him: "The Legislature never intended to give the Board of Regents such latitude, and they have certainly exceeded their au thority and have paid out money and contracted obligations for which there is no warrant of law." In presenting to the last General As sembly the needs of the institution, we placed in the hands of every Represent ative and Senator a copy of the Eastern Kentucky Review for January, 1912, (the month in which the General As sembly met), in which we presenmd, on page 8 the following as recommended by the then State Inspector and Exam iner in his report to the Governor on this school: (a) "The present girls' dormitory is very inadequate and another is urgently and badly needed. The present one cost $50,000 and this same amount is needed for a new one. About 100 girls are now compelled to seek room and board in private homes." (b) "About 100 acres of adjoining farm land is a very great need indeed, as it would enable them to raise all that is required for dormitory purposes and table use. In addition to this, it is needed for the purpose of teaching ag ricultural pursuits, which is becoming very generally taught and is destined to prove of the greatest good lo the whole State. The necessary buildings, such as a farmer's house, dairy, stable, etc., would follow, and it is estimated that the 100 acres and buildings could be se cured for about $30,000." (c) "Old Burnam Property. This consists of a two-story building of about eight or ten rooms and occupying 200x 400 feet of ground, and is located in a corner of the school campus and to any one passing by it would be supposed thai it was a part of the school property, and it should be, because it would square off the campus. The Board of Regents de sire lo purchase this property and con vert it into a residence for the President of the school, and it should be done by all means. I am advised thai the own ers are willing to dispose of it and are asking about $12,000, and I do not think this price is at all unreasonable, but on the contrary, reasonable." Besides placing this publication in the hands of members of the General Assem bly, the same urgent needs were pre sented to the Committees of both houses and to members individually. That Legislature, with these and other items of desired appropriation before them, did make an appropriation "for the benefit of the three State education al institutions, namely, Stale Universi ty, Lexington, Ky.; Eastern Kentucky Slate Normal School, and Western Ken tucky State Normal School; appropriat ing money for necessary equipment and for expansion of work, etc." In this appropriation bill, this lang uage is used; "That the additional sum of thirty-five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the current otficial year, and for each succeeding year for the benefit of the Eastern Ken tucky Slate Normal School, a neces sary part of which appropriation shall be used to meet as far as pos sible, the pressing demands, (for) agricultural instruction, for instruc tion in household economics and for manubl training in the respective departments of said institution, and the same is directed lo be paid by the Treasurer of the State to the Treasurer of the said Stale Normal School, uppon warrant or warrants issued by the Auditor of Public Ac counts, who is hereby directed to draw and issue said warrants, for the purpose aforesaid." In the light of the foregoing and with former Slate Inspector's report on file in his office, for Mr. Goodpaster lo say that the Legislature did not mean to give ihis Board authority to do what we have done for the "benefit" of this institu tion, is a pitiable commentary on his ignorance of facts known to all well-in formed Kentuckians, who have watched, cherished and assisted in the building of this and other educational institu tions of the State. As to the puschase of a house for the residence of the President: Your Ex cellency knows the location of the Pres ident's house and the value of the same and that it was originally a part of the campus and plant now occupied by the in stitution. You know thatonaccountof the proximity of this residence that even if it were not needed as President's Resi dence, il would be good policy to pur chase it in order to keep it from going into the hands of persons who might not be in sympathy with the institution. But for a further and better reason the Board deemed it wise to acquire it. The presence of the President is needed on the campus for the control, assistance, and direction of the large number of students and for the care and protection of the properties of the Slate valued at $400,000.00, which is entrusted to his care. The Act of 1912 provides that agricul ture shall be taughi. The Board, in the utmost good faiih and at the very lowest figures, purchased the farm of 112 acres, and is now and has been ever since the purchase of said land doing its utmost lo carry into effect the requirements of the law. Mr. Goodpaster's opinion that it would have been better to rent land or use the campus for experimental agriculture is so ridiculous that we do not care to more than allude to it. Mr. Goodpaster says: "As far as the farm is concerned, it can never be anything but (Continued on Page I, Sec. 2.) 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