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(Per Press Association.)

DDNBDIN, March 3.

At a special meeting in committee 01 the University Council to-day, the Hon. James Alien, Minister of Education, being in attendance, a, letter was received from the Secretary for Education, stating ,that the Government ■,\vas prepared to give £10,000 towards extending the present medical school building and giving accommodation for anatomy, chemistry and physiology, on the understanding that only £5000 will be payable before the end of the financial year. The Chancellor, the Rev. A. Cameron, reported that a certain gentleman was prepared to give £2000 towards a building for the pathological and bacteriological departments and rooms for public health and materia medica. ' The estimated cost of the building was £12,000, and the Council resolved to apply for a subsidy to provide the balance, on tEe assumption that, the (Government, would provide a, £ for £ subsidy on all voluntary contributions. "

After the Council came out of com-; mittee the Hon. T. Fergus moved that the thanks of the Council should be accorded to the Minister of Education and the Government. The motion was seconded by Mr T. K. Sidey, M.P. i The Chancellor, in eulogising the' work' of Mr Allen in connection with the Council and his assistance in getting the grant, said the grant.; had not been given in any spirit of partiality.' In making the grant ; the, Government was serving not only Dunedin but the whole of the Dominion. Mr Allen, in replying, said the^ Government.had put Dunedin . out _ of its mind altogether when considering ■the vote. It recognised that the Medical School belonged to the whole j of the Dominion. He hoped the Council would, nisTke the school worthy of j New Zealand.

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MEDICAL SCHOOL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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MEDICAL SCHOOL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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