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This afternoon's meeting of the Ota-go University Council was attended by the Chancellor M.hc Rtv. A. Cameron), Drs Benbam, Alalcolni, and Church, Aletsrs J. H. Walker, John Robs, 0. C. Israel, P. M'lviuliiv, W. Kudev, and W. J. Morsel!. ' ' .

—The Death of Mr Fergus.— :

The Row A. Cameron moved the following resolution: —"The council -express their regret at the unexpected death of the Hon. T. Fergus, and their appreciation of the cervices rendered by him to the Dominion through .the long years of his residence therein As a member of Parliament and Minister of the Owvn Mr Fergus exerted a powerful influence for good in the public life of the community". After retiring from Parliament he took pleas mo in giving his spare time to the promotion of education in tine part of the Dominion. No cause which promised to increase (lie oppoitunitics for obtaining ;; sound education appealed to him in vain. His time ami strength were given without grudge to the work of the l-.'dncation Bon.d, the' Board of (iov.-j 1101s of the High (s/hools, and the University Council. As ..-hah-man of the Works Com mittee he tiaw; us the ripe fruit of a long and varied thus rendering u« invaluable service. The council expH-.*s their svmpathy with Mr«s Fergus and family, and pray that (he blessing of the Most' High may rest upon them." This motion" was earned in silence, and it was resolved that a copy ba sent to Mrs Fern;*. —Works.— The Works Committee reported that the tender of Messis Cullender and M'Lpocl (£874) had been accepted for alterations to Home Science Hostel, and that Messrs .Marriott and Brown's tender for electric lighting (£54 18s 6d) had been accepted. H was agreed to supply two windows in the south wall of the medical extensions, at a cost of £5; that the matter of installing a water heater be referred to Dr Malcolm and the architect to report ; that the committee recommend the council to proceed with certain alterations to the existing chemical laboratory at a cost of £3O 10s. —Finance and Medical.— The combined meeting of the Finance and Medical Committees reported that l)r Colqulunin had been requested to continue in his present position as professor of medicine till 31et March. 1916. on ih:' terms at present existing; that the staff of the Dental Hospital be requested to ■live their services free in CiiecG of dimess, as lecommended by tiie Patriot i.- and (ieneral Welfare Ac. ociation. —Adopted. --Kmpkyment and Relief.•

A deputation from the Employment and Belief Committee of the Patriotic Association, consisting of Messrs W. T. M'Farh;ne and J. Loudon, waited on the counlil with leference to having Tiimia Hill leduced to the level of Union street. ~o as to give additional employment. The City Council had agieed to contiilnite a substantia! sum. ar; also had the Patriotic Association. The idea- was to utilise the spoil fioin Tanna Hill for filling in. and tins would be completed in about six months' time.

The matter was being discussed at 3 p.m.

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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