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Town Hall – Feb. 5, 1924

The official Board of the West Lafayette Public Library met in regular session with the president Mr. Cunningham in the chair. All members were present except Mr. W. R. Smith.

The secretary's report was read and approved.

Mr. Cunningham gave the final financial report, for the finance committee for the past year, a copy of which is attached to these minutes.

The house committee was authorized to secure rubber treads for the stairway, they being necessary to reduce the noise in passing up and down the steps.

The Book Committee was again authorized to purchase $75.00 worth of books this month.

In regard to delinquents to the original Library fund raised by popular subscription, it was decided to divide them into two classes: Those who have not paid any of their subscriptions, and those who have made part payment. The finance committee was instructed to write an appropriate letter to the persons in each class urging them to meet their subscriptions.

The Librarian's report was received and ordered paid:

Balance Jan 2., 1924 – 6.53

Fines collected during month – 6.37

Expenses during month – 3.35

Balance Feb. 5, 1924 – 9.55

The following bills were allowed and ordered paid:

Howard Creviston – Janitor service

10.00

Decker Bros – Books

14.76

Mrs. Eva Dickey – Salary

75.00

T. F. [Duryea] – Labor

1.35

The H.R. Hunting Co. - Books

43.04

W. J. Murphy Co. - Books

30.44

LaFayette Telephone Co. - Tel. Rent

7.00

J. B. Cunningham – advance of tel. Rent for Jan.

3.50

Henry Poor Lumber Co. - Lumber & Supplies

16.34

LaFayette Carpet & Rug Co. - Shades

1.35

Treas. Of [?] - Expenses of District Lib. Meeting

21.50

Sinking Fund, W. LaFayette Pub. Library – Purposes other than maintenance

500.00

Total – 724.28

The Board ordered that the telephone rent be paid for the remaining two months for the first quarter of 1924, and thereafter paid quarterly. The secretary was instructed to arrange with the Telephone Co. for such payment.

The report of the Program Committee for the District Library meeting to be held here Feb. 14, 1924 was received and approved. A copy of the program is here attached to these minutes.

The board decided upon motion that a seventy-five cent luncheon should be served at the District Library meeting to be held here, but that out of town delegates would be charged only 50c. The deficit produced by this reduction would be paid by the Board.

The President, Mr. Cunningham, reported the appointment of Committees to serve for the year 1924:

Committee on Finance: W. R. Smith, Mrs. Ethel McQueen, Mrs. E. O Price, F.A. Burtsfield, Sec, Ex officis.

Committee on Buildings & Grounds: E. B. Vawter, W. R. Smith, Mrs. Ethel McQueen, J.B. Cunningham, Pres., Ex. Officis.

Committee on Books: Miss Carolyn Shoemaker, Mrs. G. H. Price, E. B. Vawter, F. A. Burtsfield, sec., ex officis.

There being no further business the Board adjourned.

J. B. Cunningham – Pres.

F.A. Burtsfield – Sec.


Attached documents

Financial Report:

West LaFayette, Indiana, January 1, 1924

Financial report of moneys received for the West LaFayette Public Library from Nov. 7, 1923, to Janurary 1, 1924, inclusive:

November 6

Millard H. Overton

8.00

December 1

Leroy L. Jones

17.00

December 7

A. U. Lux & Co. for floor board

2.25

December 8

W. F. Gidley

3.75

Total received since last report – 31.00

Amount heretofore reported received – 2461.12

Total amount received to date – 2492.12

Amount paid over to town treasurer – 2492.12

The whole amount received has been paid to the town treasurer, my bank book is balanced and I file vouchers for the sums so paid over with this report.

Cash donations have been received in the sum of – 206.27

Credited paid to Mr. L.A. Sailor for labor – 10.00

Received from sale of discard, old stove, floor board – 27.99

Total received from these sources – 244.26

Total amount subscribed – 2615.34

Subscriptions unpaid – 367.48

Net amount received from subscriptions – 2247.86

Amoutn received from donations, sales and labor – 244.26


Total cash received – 2492.12

Dec. 12, 1923, the town treasurer received the December distribution of taxes due to the library of – 1191.27

Amount on hands with the town treasurer December 1, 516.91

Total to date – 1708.18


Report of unpaid subscriptions made to the West LaFayette Public Library.

Name of Subscriber

Amount Subscribed

Paid

Balance Due

Una Dell Berry

15.00

00

15.00

Alanson N. Topping

39.68

9.92

29.76

Marguerire E. Grubb

10.00

2.50

7.50

Ward A. Ostrander

10.00

00

10.00

Harry F. Fore

39.68

00

39.68

O. W. Kennedy

39.68

14.88

24.80

E. C. Robbins

39.68

00

39.68

Dr. Ellsworth Williams

39.68

24.80

14.88

Annie H. Baugh

39.68

00

39.68

Lewis E. Maddock

39.68

00

39.68

George Spitzer

39.68

29.76

9.92

Robert H. Shook

39.68

34.72

4.96

Grace G. Kenyon

39.68

9.92

29.76

George H. Roberts

39.68

00

39.68

Warren M. McVey

8.00

6.00

2.00

Ray B. Goss

6.00

1.50

4.50

Charles A. Norman

8.00

00

8.00

Clayton R. George

8.00

00

8.00

 

Total subscriptions unpaid – 367.48


All subscribers not named in this list have paid in full.

Total amount subscribed – 2615.34

Respectfully submitted,

J. B. Cunningham – Member of Finance Committee


District Meeting of Librarians Program Sheet

DISTRICT MEETING OF LIBRARIANS

West Lafayette, Indiana

February 14, 1924

10:00 A. M.

Roll call

Amusing Incidents in Library Work. Recreation for Librarians – Miss Alice Dugan of the Purdue Library

In What Ways and to What Extend Can Librarians Influence the Reading of the Public – Miss Deeds, Oxford

Books that Men Like – Dean Carolyn Shoemaker, Purdue

Luncheon

Welcome to Visiting Delegates – Dean Carolyn Shoemaker

Response – Visiting Librarian

Music – Truxtan Ryan

Greetings from the Commission – Mr. Arthur R. Curry

An appreciation of the Commission -

Music – John Alexander

Announcements

Afternoon

1:30 – Mr. J. B. Cunningham, Pres. Of Library Board, presiding

Music

The Value of Library to the Community – Mrs. Virginia C. Meredith

Paper – Cary Sisters – Mrs. Charles Maddox, Oxford

Music

Address – Some Tendencies in Contemporary Literature – Prof. H. L. Creek, English Dept. Purdue


 

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