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reaffirm the previous declarations of this Association concerning the establishment of a graduate university at Washington, D. C., and express our belief in the wisdom of such a university, or some form of organization that shall utilize for research the facilities assembled in Washington, to be owned and controlled by the federal government; that a committee of three be appointed by the President of the Association to promote the cause; and that an appropriation not to exceed $500 be recommended to the directors to provide the necessary expenses of the committee.
The motion was duly seconded and carried. On motion, the resolution was referred to the new Board of Directors with the request that the desired appropriation of $500 be granted for the expenses of the committee.
DIRECTOR J. M. GREEN, of New Jersey: I move that this matter be laid over until the next meeting and that when presented again it be accompanied by a review of what the Association has already done in the direction of the resolution presented. I know that there was for many years a standing committee on this subject and that much work was done. Doubtless a review of the work of this committee would be a valuable guide. (Seconded.)
DIRECTOR O. J. CRAIG, of Montana: This movement comes from the National Association of State Universities and was adopted by that Association at its session in Baton Rouge, La., in November last. The purpose of this resolution is to secure the indorsement and co-operation of the National Education Association as stated by President Baker, of Colorado, yesterday in the meeting of Active Members.
DIRECTOR J. M. GREENWOOD, of Missouri: I hope that the motion to postpone will not prevail, but that action may be deferred until the report of the Committee on Investigations and Appropriations be received since the matter will be included in that report.
The motion to postpone until the next meeting was withdrawn by Director Green with consent of the one who seconded the motion. It was then moved and carried that action on the matter be delayed until the report of the Committee on Investigations and Appropriations of the National Council had been presented.
DIRECTOR N. C. SCHAEFFER, of Pennsylvania: Section eight of the newly adopted charter of the Association provides that the principal office of the corporation shall be in the city of Washington, D. C. This is in accordance with the usual requirements for all associations or corporations organized by special act of Congress. This does not, however, prevent the Association from maintaining an office or offices elsewhere within the United States for the transaction of business as may be determined by the Board of Directors or otherwise in accordance with the by-laws. I therefore offer the following resolution and am authorized to state that Dr. W. T. Harris has kindly tendered the use of his residence on Fairmont Street in the city of Washington as the principal office of the Association:
Resolved, That pursuant to section eight of the charter, 1360 Fairmont Street, N. W., in the city of Washington, D. C., be, and the same is hereby designated as, the principal office of the National Education Association of the United States, and that the Honorable W. T. Harris be requested and authorized to act as the representative of the Association having charge of such office.
I move the adoption of the resolution. The motion was seconded and carried and it was so ordered.
DIRECTOR CHAS. H. KEYES, of Connecticut: I move that the office of the Secretary of the National Education Association of the United States be continued in the city of Winona, in the state of Minnesota as heretofore, and that this office shall be the executive office of the Association. The motion was seconded and carried.
DIRECTOR SCHAEFFER: The following resolution should be acted upon at this time in order to carry out the provisions of the new charter adopted at the meeting of active members yesterday.
Resolved, That the Board of Trustees be requested to have prepared a suitable design for the corporate seal of the National Education Association of the United States, and to submit the same at the meeting of the Board of Directors to be held in July, 1908.
I move the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was seconded and carried, and it was so ordered.
PRESIDENT COOLEY: The Secretary will read a communication from the National Council of Education.
The Secretary read the following communication:
Irwin Shepard, Secretary National Educational Association, Los Angeles, California:
Dear Sir: I am directed by the National Council of Education to submit through you to the Board of Directors the following report of the Committee on Investigation and Appropriations of said Council.
This report has been duly accepted and unanimously adopted by the Council.
J. W. CARR,
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AND APPROPRIATIONS TO THE
The Committee on investigations and appropriations submits the following report on such matters as have been regularly brought before it and recommends that investigations be made on each subject mentioned below. The Committee also recommends that the Board of Directors be requested to appropriate the amount of money asked for in order to defray the necessary expenses of each of the several committees suggested.
(1) That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated to make a preliminary inquiry into the contemporary judgment as to the culture element in education, and the time that should be devoted to the combined school and college course and that the president of the Council appoint a committee of five to make a report at some future time to the National Council of Education on this subject.
(2) That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated to defray the expenses of a committee to be appointed by the president of the Council to investigate and submit a tentative report on a system of teaching morals in the public schools of the United States.
(3) That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated for the use of the Committee on Industrial Education for Rural Schools and that the present committee of five be reduced to three to be appointed by the president of the Council.
(4) That a committee be appointed by the president of the Council to consider and make a preliminary report on the shortage in the supply of teachers, conditions, causes and remedies, and that the sum of five hundred dollars ($500), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated to defray the expenses of this committee.
(5) That a committee be appointed by the president of the Council to consider and make a preliminary report on provisions for exceptional children in the public schools and that the sum of five hundred dollars ($500), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated to defray the expenses of this committee.
J. M. GREENWOOD, Chairman,
DIRECTOR JOHN R. KIRK, of Missouri: I move that the report of the Committee on Investigations and Appropriations of the Council be received, and that the several committees recommended be authorized and the corresponding appropriations granted. The motion was seconded by Director George B. Cook, of Arkansas.
SECRETARY SHEPARD: I desire to ask if the first resolution does not have reference to the same subject as is under consideration by a committee now in existence of which President Charles W. Eliot is chairman. This committee made a report of progress at the Asbury Park meeting, but has never been discharged. Will there not be confusion if a new committee is created while the former one is in existence?
DIRECTOR GREENWOOD: I am one of the five members of the committee of which President Eliot is chairman. This committee was appointed in 1903 to report on the
advisability of an investigation proposed by President Baker of the University of Colorado concerning the contemporary judgment as to the culture element and economy of time in education. The committee was unable to determine just what President Baker had in mind as the field for the proposed investigation. The committee made what it considered as a final, but not unanimous, report at the Asbury Park meeting. It was therefore thought advisable by the Committee on Investigations and Appropriations to appoint a new committee of which President Baker ought to be chairman.
On motion, it was ordered that each recommendation of the report should be voted upon separately.
After some discussion it was ordered that the recommendation for the appointment of a Committee of Investigation into the “Contemporary Judgment as to the Culture Element in Education and the Time That Should Be Devoted to Combined School and College Courses" be approved and that $500 be appropriated for the expenses of the committee.
On motion of Director Estelle Reel, of Wyoming, recommendation No. 2 was approved and $500 appropriated to defray the expenses of a committee to investigate and report on a "System of Teaching Morals in the Public Schools of the United States."
On motion of Director W. H. Bartholomew, of Kentucky, recommendation No. 3 was adopted and the sum of $500 appropriated for the use of the committee on "Industrial Education for Rural Schools." It was also ordered that the present committee of five should be reduced to a committee of three to be appointed by the president of the Council. On motion, recommendation No. 4 was adopted and it was ordered that a committee be appointed by the president of the Council to report on the "Shortage in the Supply of Teachers, Conditions, Causes, and Remedies," and that the sum of $500 be appropriated for the expenses of the committee.
On motion, recommendation No. 5, providing for a committee to report on "Provisions for Exceptional Children in Public Schools," and an appropriation of $500 for the expenses of the committee was approved.
On motion of Director Greenwood the Committee on the Investigation, proposed by President Baker, as to the culture element in education of which President Eliot was chairman was discharged.
On motion of Director Greenwood the resolution concerning an appropriation for the expenses of a committee on a national university was again taken up for consideration. President James H. Baker, of the University of Colorado, being present, was recognized by the chair and made a brief explanation of the purposes of the proposed investigation and urged favorable action upon the recommendation of the active members that the proposed committee be appointed and the sum of $500 be appropriated for their expenses.
Following a discussion by Directors Prince, of Massachusetts; Greenwood, of Missouri; Towne, of Nebraska, and Craig, of Montana, the motion of Director Green of New Jersey was renewed that action on the question be deferred for one year. This motion being put to vote was lost.
On motion of Director O. J. Craig, of Montana, the resolution adopted by the active members was approved and $500 appropriated for the expenses of a Committee on a National University to be appointed by the President of the Association.
The chairman announced that the next order of business was the election of a trustee to serve four years to succeed H. B. Brown, of Indiana, whose term expires at this meeting. Director T. A. Mott, of Indiana, nominated H. B. Brown to succeed himself as trustee for the term to expire 1911. Director Craig, of Montana, seconded the nomination and moved that the secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the Board of Directors for H. B. Brown to succeed himself. This motion was seconded and carried. The ballot was so cast, and Mr. Brown was declared duly elected.
The chairman announced the next order of business to be the election of a member of the Executive Committee for the term of one year to succeed W. T. Harris, term expired.
L. D. Harvey, of Wisconsin, and W. T. Harris, of Washington, D. C., were nominated for this office.
On motion, it was ordered that the directors ballot for the election of the member of the Executive Committee. Directors C. P. Cary, of Wisconsin, and E. O. Lyte, of Pennsylvania, were appointed to act as tellers. The ballot resulted in W. T. Harris receiving nineteen, and L. D. Harvey fifteen, votes.
On motion, of Director Green of New Jersey, W. T. Harris was declared unanimously elected as a member of the Executive Committee to succeed himself.
President Cooley named as a committee on nominations of members of the National Council to fill vacancies: Directors J. M. Greenwood, of Missouri; Charles H. Keyes, of Connecticut; O. J. Craig, of Montana; William Allison, of Utah, and T. A. Mott, of Indiana. The Committee on request of its chairman were excused to prepare their report. President Cooley announced the next order of business to be the consideration of invitations for the next convention.
On motion, the usual roll call of states was dispensed with and the chairman was directed to recognize a representative from the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
President F. H. Haserot, of the Cleveland Board of Education was introduced by President Cooley and addressed the convention at some length extending to the Board of Directors a cordial invitation from the city of Cleveland and various organizations of that city and of the state of Ohio to hold the next annual convention in that city.
After brief discussion on motion of Director Henry G. Williams, of Ohio, the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That this Board of Directors favors holding the next convention of the National Education Association in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, provided railway, hotel, and other arrangements are made satisfactory to the Executive Committee, and also provided that if the Executive Committee find it impossible to secure satisfactory railway rates and other arrangements for a meeting in the city of Cleveland, they are hereby authorized to select some other place.
Following this action Director C. P. Cary, of Wisconsin, announced that the city of Milwaukee desired to extend an invitation to the Board of Directors to hold the convention for 1909 in that city.
Director Charles E. Chadsey, of Colorado, announced that Denver invited the Directors to select that city for the convention in 1909.
Director John R. Kirk, of Missouri, announced that Kansas City would invite the Association to hold its meeting in that city in 1910.
Director W. R. Hatfield, of Illinois, announced that Chicago would like to have the convention for 1913.
President Cooley announced communications as the next order of business.
The Secretary read the following communication from the Department of Manual Training:
N. E. A. Headquarters, Los Angeles, Cal., July 11, 1907.
Mr. Irwin Shepard, Secretary National Education Association, City:
Dear Sir: I would respectfully inform you that it is the intention of the Department of Manual Training to create a committee for the purpose of investigating the subject of courses of study for elementary schools and to make request of the Board of Directors for an appropriation of $300 to $500 to defray necessary expenses.
This action will be accomplished by means of the following resolutions adopted at the meeting of the department this Thursday morning. It is probable that a committee will present the matter in person to the Board of Directors at its meeting Thursday afterFRANK M. LEAVITT
President, Department of Manual Training.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS OF THE MANUAL-TRAINING DEPARTMENT OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION NOW IN SESSION, JULY 11, 1907 WHEREAS, The accumulative work of the department during the last two years seeking a more rational statement of courses of manual training, seems now to indicate a necessity for some definite work by a special committee.
Be it therefore resolved, That the manual-training department of the National Educational Association, now in session, recommend the appointment of a committee for the purpose of collecting data of the manual-training work done thruout this country, that suggestive courses adaptable to various conditions found therein, may be formulated by
Further be it resolved, That this committee consist of three persons now actively engaged in manual training, with power to add to their number, a superintendent of schools, a teacher of art, a child's study specialist, a grade teacher, and a representative from such other departments as may be deemed advisable to increase the efficiency of their work. Be it further resolved, That the aforesaid committee of three be appointed by the president of this department.
Be it further resolved, That this committee be appointed for a term of two years, being requested to make a preliminary report at the next meeting of this association.
Resolved, That a committee of one be appointed by the president of this department to make formal application to the Board of Directors of the Association for an appropriation to defray the expenses of the committee.
DIRECTOR CREE T. WORK, of Texas: I have been appointed by the Committee of the Manual Training Department to urge favorable action on the report which you have just received from that department.
On motion, the application of the Department of Manual Training was received and approved and it was ordered that the desired committee be appointed by the president of the Department of Manual Training and that $500, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated for the expenses of that committee.
DIRECTOR E. ORAM LYTE, of Pennsylvania, presented the following petition and urged its adoption by the Board of Directors:
WHEREAS, At a conference held February 25, 1907, between the officers of the National Educational Association and representatives of six national organizations of womenthe General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Congress of Mothers, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Southern Association of College Women-the desirability of co-operation was recognized and certain "suggestions of principles of united work for the organizations represented" adopted; and,
WHEREAS, At said conference a committee consisting of W. W. Stetson, J. W. Olsen, E. H. Mark, Miss M. M. Abbott, Mrs. F. J. Scott, Mrs. Susanna Fry, Mrs. George C. Sikes, Mrs. Henry Solomon, and Miss E. A. Sharp was appointed to formulate the following petition:
"We petition the National Educational Association to provide for the organization of a department, to be known as the Educational Department of National Organizations of Women, in order that, by meeting each year with the National Educational Association, these national societies of women may co-operate more successfully with each other and with the educators of the country in bringing the home and the school into more helpful relation;" Therefore, we the undersigned members of the National Educational Association respectfully urge that the said petition be granted and that provision be made for the organization of the department.
Elmer Ellsworth Brown
J. D. Burks
C. G. Pearse
Nathan C. Schaeffer
J. W. Olsen
A. W. Clancy
E. O. Vaile
Arthur H. Chamberlain
E. G. Cooley
G. E. Maxwell
L. E. Wolfe
E. C. Moore
Alexis F. Lange