TRUSTEES William A. Slater, Washington, D.C. President. Richard H. Williams, New York City. Vice-President. James H. Dillard, New Orleans, La. Secretary. Cleveland H. Dodge, Riverdale, N.Y. David F. Houston, St. Louis, Mo. Charles E. Hughes, Washington, D.C. William Lawrence, Boston Mass. Seth Low, New York City. Alexander E. Orr, Brooklyn, N. Y. Walter H. Page, Garden City, N Y. Wickliffe Rose, Washington, D.C. John A Stewart, New York City.
THE JOHN F. SLATER FUND 17 BATTERY PLACE NEW YORK J.H. DILLARD, DIRECTOR B.C. CALDWELL, ASSISTANT AND FIELD AGENT W.T.B. WILLIAMS, ASSISTANT AND FIELD AGENT R.K. BRUFF, OFFICE SECRETARY OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 571 AUDOBON STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
FINANCE COMMITTEE Richard H. Williams, Chairman, Cleveland H. Dodge, John A. Stewart,
EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE James H. Dillard, Chairman Alexander E. Orr, Walter H. Page, Wickliffe Rose, Richard H. Williams, William A. Slater.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Seth Low, Chairman, David F. Houston, William Lawrence, John A. Stewart. William A. Slater.
Mrs M C B M --#2 The proportion of the expenses to be allotted to each college in carrying on the graduate department has been a source of much disturbance during the past two years. The larger part of the students in the Graduate School is made up of Newcomb graduates, whereas most of the teachers and lecturers are from Tulane faculty.
There are members of the Board who consider themselves special champions of the Newcomb Fund and look upon almost any effort at combination of expenses as an endeavor on the part of Tulane to make a raid upon the resources of Newcomb. Conditions being as they are, I do not hesitate to say that I think it would be really better for Newcomb to be an entirely separate institution, as it would have been bur for the desire of escaping taxation.
Let me again say that I do not see why there need be such troubles as we have here, and I also want to say that I have at most times been positive in my own mind about the advantages of such connection, but what I have written above is my present judgment in regard to the union with which we have to deal practically here in Tulane. I have not the slightest doubt that it would be to the decided advantage of Newcomb College to be entirely independent of Tulane.
Yours sincerely, James H. Dillard