Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
March 19, 1964

Mrs. Matilda R. Wilson has transferred 5,000 shares of Clark Equipment Company stock as partial payment of her commitment to Oakland University. It is recommended that the Trustees authorize the sale of this stock.

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, it was voted to approve the sale of the above stock.

Resignation of Czetong T. Song as Assistant Librarian effective April 17, 1964.

Salary changes:
     Priscilla Jackson from $4750 to $6000 effective February 1, 1964
     Francis P. Tafoya from $11,400 to $13,100 effective April 1, 1964
     Frederick W. Shadrick from $8,000 to $9,000 effective April 1, 1964

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Pingel , it was voted to approve the Resignations and Terminations and Salary Changes for Oakland University.

Chancellor Varner recommends that the Music Pavilion to be constructed at Oakland University be named the Howard C. Baldwin Memorial Pavilion, and that the stage house and music canopy be named the C. B. and Lula Wilson Memorial Stage and Music Canopy.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Chancellor Varner recommends that the Board authorize granting honorary degrees at the time of the Oakland commencement in April to the commencement speaker Logan Wilson, President of the American Council on Education; Stanley Kresge, of the Kresge Foundation; and Professor John W. Milnor of Princeton University.

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Chancellor Varner recommends that the Board reconsider the action taken at its February meeting and authorize a contractual arrangement with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He reports that he has in hand more than enough money to pay for this summer's obligation.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Chancellor Varner recommends that the Board authorize letting contracts without competitive bidding for the construction of the Music Shell, letting the contract to the J. A. Fredman Company of Pontiac on a straight cost basis.

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve this action with the understanding that this was not to be construed as creating a precedent. Several of the Trustees indicated that any future items of this kind should be cleared by telephone with members of the Board prior to the completion of any commitments. The motion was unanimously approved.

Gifts for the scholarship fund:

Grant of $75 from the Li Russ Club Student Loan Fund of Pontiac to be credited to the loan fund by that name, account 31-3015

$100 from The American Legion of Detroit for a Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Brooks of Rochester
$2,000 from the Community National Bank of Pontiac
$166 from the Community National Bank Advisory Committee of Pontiac
$1,275.11 from the Oakland County Scholarship Committee
$100 from Mrs. I. A. Oksenberg of Miami Beach, Florida
$200 from the Reuther Labor Foundation of Detroit
$44 from the Women's National Farm and Garden Association of Rochester
$50 from Ralph B. Garner of Rochester
$25 from Manley Young of Pontiac
$10 from Mr. and Mrs. Willis E. Eggleston, Sr., of Rochester (p.157)

Gifts and Grants:

Grant of $2,500 from the Pontiac State Bank of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Grant of $300 from C. W. Sundberg of Southfield to be used under the direction of William Hammerle in Engineering Science for the purchase of a vacuum pump.

Gift of 18 shares of General Motors Corporation common stock valued at $1,399.50 from the Thomas E. Wilson of Bloomfield Hills. This is to be set up as an endowment fund in support of the scholarship program.

Grant of $4,900 from the Ford Fund Education AID Program of Dearborn to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Grant of $5,000 from Marvin L. Katke of Dearborn to be used for support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Grant of $150 from the Berkley Area Council PTA of Berkley to be credited to the discretionary gift account 31-1162.

Grant of $3,960.49 from Mrs. E. Curtis Matthews of Bloomfield Hills to be credited to the discretionary gift account 31-1162.

Grant of $76,000 from the Kresge Foundation of Detroit to be used at Oakland University to help defray the costs of the Howard C. Baldwin Pavilion.

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Pingel, it was voted to accept all gifts and grants to Oakland University.

Additional payments:

  Alumni Education  
  Harvey Burdick $200
  Donald Hildum 100
     
  Continuing Education  
  David Potter $ 70
  Robert Simmons 110

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