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Section Tw
Section Two
59 Ih YEAR
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Board of Regents Respond to
Inspector Goodpaster's
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
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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
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
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
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