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REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDED NOVEMBER 1, 1918.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:—The Senate in 1915 appointed Joseph W. Alsop, Charles E. Lyman and E. Kent Hubbard as trustees for a period of four years; The Board of Agriculture in 1917 and again in 1918 elected Everett E. Brown for a period of one year; The Alumni in June 1917 elected Harry G. Manchester for a period of four years.

RESIGNATIONS FROM COLLEGE STAFF:-Daniel Chase, Professor of Physical Education; Ethel T. Cousley, Instructor in Home Economics, September, 1916; Miriam A. Thompson, Instructor in Music, August, 1917; Margaret Costello, Instructor in Home Economics, October, 1917; Lieutenant Charles B. Amory,, Professor of Military Science, November, 1917; Colonel John S. Parke, Professor of Mill. tary Science; Benjamin G. Southwick, Assistant Professor of Agron. omy; Henry F. Judkins, Instructor in Dairy Husbandry, May, 1918; Floyd W. Duffee, Instructor in Agronomy; Corinne R. Tapley, Instructor in Home Economics, June, 1918; Stella M. Findlay, Manager of Boarding Club, August, 1918;

MEMBERS OF COLLEGE STAFF IN MILITARY SERVICE:George S. Torrey, Instructor in Botany; Glenn H. Campbell, Instructor in Dairy Husbandry, Anna M. Wallace, Instructor in English; John A. Kuelling, Instructor in Dairying; Helen Bishop, Instructor in Home Economics; Max F. Abel, Instructor in Agronomy; Harry B. Alger, Instructor in Dairy Husbandry; Henry D. Munroe, Poultry Depart. ment; Hugh B. Price, Instructor in Agricultural Economics; Frank P. Miller, Foreman of Farm.

APPOINTMENTS TO COLLEGE STAFF:-M. Estella Sprague, Professor of Home Economics, November, 1917; George W. Fraser, Instructor in Floriculture, September, 1916; Corinne R. Tapley, Instructor in Home Economics; Helen Bishop, Instructor in Home Econ. omics, October, 1916; Hugh B. Price, Instructor in Agricultural Econ. omics, July, 1917; Max F. Abel, Instructor in Agronomy, September, 1917; John A. Kuelling Instructor in Dairy Husbandry; Arthur G. Skinner, Instructor in Animal Husbandry; Herbert M. Hays, Instructor in English, November, 1917; Colonel John S. Parke, Professor of Mili. tary Science; Ben. C. Helmick, Instructor in Agronomy, April, 1918; Ella J. Rose, Instructor in Home Economics, June, 1918; Lloyd R. Watson, Instructor in Apiculture August, 1918; Edith Mason, In. structor in Home Economics; Helen B. Barker, Instructor in Home Economics; Lt. Col. William F. Flynn, Professor of Military Science; Captain Harry Nesbitt, Instructor in Military Science; Lieutenant William Arner, Instructor in Military Science; Lieutenant Douglas E. Brown, Instructor in Military Science; Lieutenant Herbert R. Brown, Instructor in Military Science; Lieutenant Leonard T. Brown, Instructor in Military Science; Lieutenant Raymond Goodale, Instructor in Military Science, September, 1918; Arsene Croteau, Instructor in French; Pierre Gault, Instructor in French; Marshal Dawson, Instructor in History, October, 1918.

The College suffered a serious loss in the death of Alfred Gurdon Gulley who died August 16th, 1917. Mr. Gulley had served the In. stitution as Professor of Horticulture for twenty-three years. During the greater part of this time, he was in charge of the grounds and the ornamental plantings on the campus and the laying out of walks and drives were the results of his plans. Professor Gulley was loved and respected by the faculty and students alike and during this period of a generation his life and character were an inspiration and example to the students with whom he came in contact and his judgment and council had much influence in shaping the development of the in. stitution during its formative period.

Professor Gulley was a recognized authority on fruit growing and had made a special study of varieties of apples. The following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees:

"Alfred Gurdon Gulley, a lover of fruits, flowers and trees, and inspiring teacher, loyal to the institution which ho served as Professor of Horticulture for a period of twentythree years, died August Sixteen, 1917.

“The Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Agricultural College herein gratefully record their appreciation of his ability, fidelity and untiring labor for the College and for the advancement of horticulture in the State."

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Shortly after the Declaration of War by Congress, the Trustees offered to the State Food Committee and later to the Connecticut State Council of Defense and to the State Federal Food Administrator, the services of the faculty and the resources of the Institution for the duration of the War. (1) In the summer of 1917, Short Courses in Home Economics were offered at the College under the supervision of the Extension Division and instruction given in canning and food conservation. The schools were attended by twenty men and more that five hundred women. (2) During the summer of 1918, the College gave instruction in agriculture to members of the Boys' Work ing Reserve. Three camps were held at Storrs, with a total enrollment of two hundred, the boys occupying the College dormitories and boarding at the Dining Hall. After a two weeks period of training, they were assigned to farms and supervised by Mr. Arthur Howe, Director of the Boys' Working Reserve. (3) In the fall of 1918, the Trustees entered into a contract with the War Department to train a unit of four hundred men who were prospective candidates for Commissioned and Non-commissioned Officers' Training Schools. (4) The activities of the Extension Divison were enlarged and extended, several members of the staff were assigned to the office of the State Food Committee and the Federal Food Administrator and were helpful in organizing and conducting the campaigns for stimulating increased food production and conservation. The detailed activities of the Extension Division as reported by the Director may be found on pages

STUDENTS' ARMY TRAINING CORPS

Under the authority of the act of Congress authorizing the Presi. dent to increase temporarily the military establishment of the United States, the War Department organized a Students' Army Training Corps and made contracts with several hundred Colleges to receive registrants under the Selective Service regulations who satisfied their entrance requirements and who upon physical examination were found fit to perform full or limited military duty. Under the contracts, the War Department assumed the cost of quartering, subsistence and instruction of the student-soldiers. The quota agreed upon for the Connecticut Agricultural College was a unit of 400 men.

The purpose of the Students' Army Training Corps is to utilize effectively the plant equipment and organization of the College for selecting and training officer-candidates, technical experts and ad. ministrators of every kind. Upon admission to the Unit, the registrant becomes a soldier of the United States. As such, he is subject to military law and military discipline at all times.

From time to time, in accordance with the needs of the service and the qualifications of the individual, the War Department an. nounces that it will be the policy of the Government to assign members of the Students' Army Training Corps to:

(a) An officers training camp or
(b) A non-commissioned officers training school, or
(c) A depot brigade, or

(d) To continue in certain cases such training as the needs of the service may require.

The academic year has been divided into terms of three months each. Students who are 20 years of age are to receive three months training; those who are 19 years of age, a six months training; those who are 18 years of age, nine months training. The instruction will be partly military, and partly in allied subjects that have a value as a means of training officers and experts to meet the needs of the service.

The Committee on Education and Special Training acting for the War Department has approved of the following course of study em. bracing eleven hours per week of practical and theoretical military instruction and forty-two hours per week including recitations, lectures, laboratory instruction allied subjects and the necessary time of preparation. The following course of study has been approved:

Total Hours of instruction

Subjects

20 yrs. of age 19 yrs. of age 18 yrs. of age Military Instruction

.
132
264

396 War Issues & English

108
216

324 Military Law

. 108
108

108 Sanitation & Hygiene

. 108
144

144 Surveying & Mapmaking

144
144

144 Assigned reinforcement study Meteorology

103

108 French, German or Chemistry

288

288 Descriptive Geometry & Drawing ..

144 Geography of Europe

108 Trigonometry & Logarithms

144
Total

..636
1272

1908

....366

The student-soldiers are quartered in the dormitories. The problem of messing the increased numbers of students has been solved by the adoption of the cafeteria system of serving at the Dining Hall. The instruction in allied subjects is being given by the members of the faculty with the exception of the courses in Military French and Courses in Issues of the War. The six fraternities have suspended their activities for the time being and have leased their club rooms to the War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A.

As the result of wide publicity of the provisions of the Students' Army Training Corps, more than 500 applications were received for admission to College. Those making application after our quota of 400 had been filled were advised to enter other institutions. The students were called for physical examination and induction into the S. A. T. C. on September 24 to 28. On their arrival at Storrs, it developed, that the Contract Surgeon, Dr. Simonds, who had been detailed to make the physical examinations was ill with influenza and the young men were given the choice of remaining and enlisting for military training in a volunteer company or of returning home to report at a later date. 55 elected to remain and were formed into a company and given military drill. Owing to the prevalence of influenza, the second call to report for physical examination on October 8 was cancelled on the advise of Dr. Black, the State Health Commissioner. The third call to report for physical examination was issued for October 21 to 24. Owing to the delay in opening, a number who had made application for admission to the Connecticut Agricultural College entered other institutions. The total number entering College was 411. Of this number 37 were rejected on physical exam. ination, 25 under eighteen years of age were accepted for enrollment, 288 were accepted and inducted, and 61 were accepted but owing to the delay of local boards, failed of induction and were discharged as

civilians by the order of the President suspending induction on November 11.

The cessation of hostilities and the signing of the armistice has resulted in a cancellation of the contract with the War Department and the issuance of an order to demobilize the Students' Army Train. ing Corps and discharge the soldiers not later than December 21.

The operation of the S. A. T. C. was well conceived and if the War had continued the fundamental purpose of the Government in developing a body of young men capable of leadership as commissioned officers would have been realized. Until the armistice was declared the students took a keen interest in both military and academic training. The physical con ions and health of stu were improved and there were 20 questions of absences or dis; cipline for the Faculty to deal with. The simple and decorous forms of military courtesy adopted and made use of by the student-soldiers were noticeable and pleasing. The waste of time formerly common in connection with athletics, social events, dormitory life and tratern. ities disappeared and as a result, the students approached nearer 100% efficiency in the use of their time than under normal conditions.

The College will resume the regular course of instruction beginning December 30. Two terms of instruction of twelve weeks each, have been scheduled to supercede the two-semester work as scheduled in the catalog for 1917-1918. Academic credit will be given those students who satisfactorily completed the first term of the course prescribed for the S. A. T. C.

Application has been made for the re-establishment of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Notice has been received that the application has been granted and that an Officer will be detailed to serve as Commandant and Professor of Military Science.

STUDENTS IN MILITARY SERVICE:--Colleges everywhere are breeding-places of patriotism and loyalty. College students excel in ambition, initiative, resources, and possess the qualities of leadership and devotion to service which are the necessary qualities for officers and administrators in Military affairs. Colleges have furnished their full quota of men in all branches of the service. The Secretary of the Alumni Association is collecting the military records of the gradu. ates and former students of the Connecticut Agricultural College and the information will be published later when the records are complete. More than 500 Storrs men are known to be in Military Service. Many of them are over-seas, several have been wounded and five have made the supreme sacrifice. The sympathy of teachers and students goes out to friends and families who mourn the loss of their devoted and patriotic young men. There is some consolation in recording that they have died for their country. While the college mourns the loss of its sons, it is proud of them and will always hold in sacred memory, their heroism and sacrifice. It will be our duty to

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