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addition, the purchases out of the 1935-36 budget must be shelved. The need for a new library building, therefore, becomes an urgent one, while the constant fear that scattering the collection in different parts of the building will cripple service, is ever before us.

13. Election of new librarian.—Mrs. Emma Murray, acting librarian since the death of Mr. Williams, has closed a very helpful period of service. The university has chosen Prof. Walter G. Daniels, formerly of the staff in education, as full-time librarian.


1. Two divisions of work.—Work on the buildings and grounds of the university went forward during the year under two major divisions: (1) The regular university department of operation and maintenance, and (2) building construction work under the direction of an architect, with a contract for each project.

2. The regular work of operation and maintenance.—During the fiscal year 1934-35 the activities of the department of operation and maintenance included: (1) Regular routine repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds covered by the regular maintenance budget; (2) the maintenance of extension-fund properties, and the supervision of contract work on the same; (3) special services to the several departments of the university, chargeable to funds in their several budgets; and (4) the planning and supervision of a considerable amount of work performed under special grants from the Emergency Works Administration, the District of Columbia Bureau for Transients, and the Public Works Administration.

Emergency Works Administration project.—From November 1934, through the end of the fiscal year, the following work on university grounds was accomplished with laborers made available by the Emergency Works Administration: Improved roadways on the main campus, the resurfacing of 4 tennis courts, the laying of approximately 250 feet of 6-inch sewerage, the laying of approximately 800 feet of concrete curbing, the preparation of beds for the planting of shrubbery and other plants, together with assistance to the gardener in the university nursery.

Allotment from Bureau for Transients.—Laborers supplied by the Bureau for Transients did the following work between September 1934, and the end of the fiscal year: Shored up grandstand supports, erected chain-link fence, and cleared southwest corner in the stadium; turned over compost in the nursery; laid approximately 150 feet of 8-inch sewerage on the grounds east of Miner Hall; aided in the preparation of planting areas on various parts of the campus; did some cleaning in buildings, and moving of furniture.

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Public Works Administration appropriation for repairs.—A special P. W. A. appropriation (project no. 37) made possible the installation, early in 1935, of a fire escape on the south side of Science Hall.

8. Public Works Administration building projects.—The following table shows the list of building projects in process during the year ending June 30,1935. All these projects were going forward on P. W. A. funds.

Building projects in process, 19S4-85


The status of the above-listed projects was as follows at June 30, 1935:

Project no. 2, chemistry building.—External walls and roof complete; building expected to be ready for occupancy about November 1, 1935.

Project no. 6, library.—Plans and specifications were approved by the Government in October 1934, and the architect was preparing same for bids when $500,000 of the appropriation was temporarily impounded by the President of the United States. Application for restoration of the appropriation is still pending.

Project no. 7, classroom building.—Project complete; dedicated under the name of Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall and placed in use during the second semester of the current year.

Project no. 8, heat, light, and power plant.—Contracts were let and the building was under way. Completion is promised by the architect in time for the heating season 1935-36.


The total assets of the university at June 30, 1935, were $7,323,287.28, exclusive of the unexpended balances of Government appropriations for the chemistry building, the classroom building, the heat, light, and power plant, and the library. Of the total assets $1,130,282.20, an increase of $40,883.95 since the last report, represents assets in the physical plant extension made possible through private gifts from the general board and the Julius Rosenwald Fund; $910,127.15, an increase of $48,973.48 since the last report, represents endowment; $5,097,399.69, an increase of $817,009.40 since the last report, represents plant fund assets, exclusive of the unexpended balances of Government appropriations for buildings, as indicated above. The remaining $167,234.66 represents assets of the current fund.

The total income for the year was $1,743,818.99, including current and capital funds. This represents a gross increase of $474,323.05 over the total income for 1933-34. The total income for current expenses was $987,212.71, representing an increase of $36,740.22 over the income for 1933-34, shared by both Government and private sources.

The total expenditures for all purposes, current and capital, were $1,709,992.63, representing an increase of $590,945.20 over the expenditures for 1933-34. The total expenditures for current purposes, however, were $953,386.35, representing $3,461.34 less than the preceding year.

Attention is respectfully directed to the increase in the amount and in the percentage of current funds used for resident instruction and to the reduction in the amount and percentage of current funds used for the operation and the maintenance of the physical plant. The former is only 1.8 percent below the programed percentage and the latter only 1.6 percent above it. The percentage of funds spent for general library purposes and for athletics is approximately the same as the programed objectives. These indices afford effective tests of the competence of financial administration in relation to educational objectives.

Once again careful budgeting and economic administration have made possible an excess of income over expenditures in the amount of $33,826.36.

The auditing of all the university's accounts has been done by certified public accountants. All moneys appropriated by the Congress were expended under the supervision of the Department of the Interior.


(W. A. Warfield, Chief Surgeon)

The. hospital was operated to full capacity throughout the year, and there were numerous occasions when applicants for treatment could not be accommodated because of limited facilities.

The professional activities of the hospital accomplished all that could be expected with available funds.

It was a continuous struggle to supply the many wants and at the same time keep within appropriations as required by law.


At the beginning of the year, there were 236 patients remaining from the preceding fiscal year, who, with 5,034 admissions during the year, made a total of 5,270 indoor patients under care. Of those remaining, 36 were pay patients, 59 indigent residents of the States, and 141 indigent residents of the District of Columbia. Of those admitted into the hospital, including births, 682 were pay patients, 1,755 were indigent residents of the States, and 2,597 were indigent residents of the District of Columbia.

There were discharged during the year, including births, 5,037, of whom 2,676 had recovered, 1,838 improved, 156 unimproved, and 367 died, leaving 233 in the hospital July 1, 1935, of which number 30 were pay patients, 74 indigent residents of the States, and 129 indigent residents of the District of Columbia.

Of the deaths, 93 were coroner's cases, 130 died within 48 hours after admission, and 30.6 percent were autopsied at the hospital. The mortality rate from all causes was 6.9 percent.

There were 2,579 surgical operations, or 371 in excess of last year.

In the dental department 2,505 received treatment.

In the out-patient department 24,024 received care, of whom 6,709 were new cases and 17.315 old. There were 6,672 emergencies. This department as well as the indoor was overcrowded, and many applicants could not receive attention because of insufficient personnel.

The following table shows the number of visits to the various clinics:

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