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BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
ALFRED GAITHER, Esq
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD.
Hox. WARREN P. NOBLE.
.President . Secretary Treasurer.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Hon. T. C. JONES, Chairman. A. C. DEUEL, Esq., HERMAN HOOVER, E8Q., W. S. STREATOR, M.D.,
JOSEPH SULLIVANT, Esq.
EDWARD ORTON, PH.D.,
President, and Professor of Geology.
T. C. MENDENHALL, A.M.,
Professor of Physics and Mechanics.
SIDNEY A. NORTON, A.M., M.D.,
Professor of General and Applied Chemistry.
JOSEPH MILLIKIN, A.M., Professor of the English Language and Literature, and of the French and German Languages.
NORTON S. TOWNSHEND, M.D.,
Professor of Agriculture.
R. W. MCFARLAND, A.M.,
Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering.
ALBERT H, TUTTLE, M.Sc.,
Professor of Zoölogy and Comparative Anatomy.
First Lieut. Fifth Artillery, U. S. A.
JOHN A. CHURCH, M.E.,
Profi880r of Mining and Metallurgy.
JOSIAH R. SMITH, A.B.,
Assistant Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages.
Instrucior in Free-hand and Mechanical Drawing.
Åssistant in Department of Modern Languages.
JOSIAH R. SMITH, A.B., Librarian.
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
The Legislature of Ohio, on April 2, 1877, passed "an act to regulate the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College of Ohio, and to repeal certain acts therein named."
By this act the Board of Trustees was increased from five to twenty, 80 as to include one meinber from each Congressional District of the State.
The Board is at present composed of the following members :
1st District... 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 15th 14tb 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
W. II. Scott.
.J. C. Jamison.
C. W. Horr.
Pursuant to a call from the Governor, the "new Board met at the Col. lege on June 19, 1877, and effected a permanent organization, by the election of the following officers and committees :
President- Warren P. Noble. Sccre'ary-Joseph Sullivant. Treasurer, Henry S. Babbitt.
Executire Committee-T. C. Jonos, A. C. Douel, 'IIerman Hoover, W. S. Streator, J. Bullivant.
Commillee on Farm Management-E. F. Ensign, C. Kinsinger, J. C. Jamison.
The further action of the Board will more fully appear in the “proceedings of the Board of Trustees."
As the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College becomes known, it steadily advances in public favor, and each successive year since its opening has had about forty per cent. increase in students. The present College year, which commenced in September, promises to exceed this ratio, for there are now over two hundred students in attendance upon the full and practical courses of studies in the College.
The reports of the President, and Professors, will give information as to the progress and condition of the several departments, and the Treasurer's report gives the receipts and expenditures for the past year.
Important additions to the means of instruction have been made during the year, among which may be mentioned a number of the beautiful and exact clastic models, made by Dr. Auzoux, of Paris, greatly facilitating the teaching of human anatomy. To the Physical and Mechanical Department 2 new room has been added, and fitted up, to receive the powerful testing machine, built especially for this College; by means of this machine, the strength of wood used for building or machinery, iron and steel used as rods, bars, bolts, or cables in bridges, or other work, or in steam boilers and manufactures, may be tested, and the maximum strain that may be safely borne, ascertained and recorded ; and also the crushing power which our brick, building stones, our concretes, clays, and cements will resist.
Already experiments have been made in this direction, on such materials as have been accessible to us.
There can be no doubt of the great utility of a systematic and thorough course of experiments on this subject; but the collection and preparation of suitable materials involves some expense; the specimens of wood and stone must be made of uniform size, and for doing this, a small appropriation is needed; but the valuable results to be obtained will more than over-balance the outlay.
The act of Congress, donating lands to establish agricultural colleges, made it imperative that military tactics should be taught therein. We are complying with this requirement, and credit is due Lieut. Lomia for the high degree of efficiency to which he has brought his department during the College year, at the close of which, in June last, the battalion of College cadets had the honor of a review from Governor Young, and received commendation from one so well qualified to judge.
From the nature of our government; it is apparent that if necessity arises in the future for a resort to arms, our defense must be, as it has been in the past, mainly confided to a citizen soldiery; but it is