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The Florida Scientific Club,
University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida.

Meetings on the first Monday in each month.

Officers for first year, 1915-16.
President- Dr. H.S.Davis
Vice-president- Prof. C.L.Willoughby
Secretary-treasurer- Mr. T.Van'Hyning

Executive Committe .
Dr. H.S.Davis
Mr. T.Van Hyning
Dr. H.W.Cox
Prof. J.M.Scott
Prof. R.W.Thoroughgocd
Order of Business.
1. Reading the Minutes.
2. Corrections of the Minutes.
3. Committee Reports.
4. Unfinished Business.
5. New Business.
6. Announcements.
7. Program for the Meeting.
8. Adjournment.








TO OFFICERS AND FACULTY.
A number of the University people desire to estab-
lish an organization in the University which might be
called the Science Club or Scientific Association, for
study and discussion of Biological and Chemical scien-
ces. The intention is to make the work of this club
somewhat similar to the Athenaeum Club, but less inclu-
sive ii scope. We believe there is a good field for
this organization and would like to have the help of'
all the University folks who are interested.
Would like to hold meetings for discussion of
methods of methods of organization, and for beginning
this work. Can you meet with us in Dr. Davis' Lecture
room, second floor, Science Hall, at 4:50 P.M. Monday
afternoon, March 29th? If you like the proposition
and expect to be with us, please check your name and
give reply below.
Very Truly Yours,
C.L.Willotghby
John M.Scott
H.S.Davis








Meeting number one of the Florida Scientific Club;
held in Science Hall, University of Florida, March 30,
1915.

Pursuant to a request by a committee composed of
Dr. H.S.Davis, Prof. John M.Scott, and Prof. C.L.Will-
oughby, a meeting was held in Science Hall, University
of Florida, at Gainesville, Florida, on March 30, 1915,
for the purpose of forming an organization for the study
and promotion of Science; biological, chemical, mathe-
matical, and physical. The meeting was held in the
lecture room of zoology in Science Hail, with the fol-
lowing persons present:
Mr. H.G.Clayton Prof. W.S.Perry
Dr. C.L.Crow Mr. F.M.Rast
Dr. H.S.Davis Prof. J.M.Scott
Prof. B.F.Floyd Mr. R.R.Sellers
Prof. W.L.Floyd Prof. R.W.Thoroughgood
Dr. H.C.Keppel Prof..H.R.Trusler
Mr. A.C.Mason Mr. T.Van Hyning
Prof. C.K.McQuarrie Mr. S.S.Walker
Dr. N.L.T.Nelson Prof. J.R.Watson
Prof. E.S.Pace Prof. A.J.Weichardt
Prof. C.L.Willoughby

Prof. C.L.Willoughby was requested to act as
chairman; and in turn appointed Mr. T.Van Hyning as







temporary secretary.
Dr. Crow moved that the chair appoint an or-
ganization committee to frame a constitution and by-laws.
This was seconded by Dr. Davis, voted on and carried.
The chairman then appointed Dr. H.S.Davis, Prof. J.M.
Scott, and Prof. R.W.Thoroughgood as the committee, with
Dr. Davis as chairman. This committee was also instruc-
ted to invite the engineering club as a body to join the
new organization.
After some discussion of the purpose of the new
organization, and plans for work, Prof. Weichardt moved
adjournment until Tuesday, April 6th, 4:30 P.M., to re-
ceive the report of the organization committee and adop-
tion of the constitution, This was seconded by Prof.
Scott and adjournment was in order.
T.Van Hyning, Temporary Secretary







Meeting number two of the Florida Scientific Club;
held in Science Hall, University of Florida, April 5,
1915.
Pursuant to adjournment of March 30, 1915, the
meeting was called to order by Dr. Davis, Chairman,
at 4:30 P.M., with the following present:
John Belling, H.G.Claytcn, S.E.Collison, H.W.Cox,
C.W.Crandall, H.S.Davis, J.M.Farr, B.F.Floyd, A.C.Mason,
Julius Matz, N.L.T.Nelson, J.M.Scott, R.W.Thoroughgood,
H.R.Trusler, T.Van Hyning, S.S.Walker, J.R.Watson, C.L.
Willoughby, R.N.Wilson.

The committee reported the following draft of a
constitution and by-laws:

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Article 1.
NAME.
This organization shall be known as the FLORIDA
SCIENTIFIC CLUB.
Article 2.
OBJECT.
To encourage the growth and development of the
scientific spirit in the members through the presen-
tation of the results of scientific investigations.
Article 3.
OFFICERS.
The officers shall be a president, vice-president,







secretary-treasurer, and executive committee to consist
of the president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer,
and three other members. The officers shall be elected
by ballot annually at the meeting in October.
Article 4.
MEMBERSHIP.
The membership shall consist of active members and
associate members. Associate members shall have no power
to vote and will not be required to present discussions
unless they so desire, but otherwise have all the rights
of active members. Reccomendations for membership are to
come through the Executive Committee. A three-fourths
vote of the active members is necessary to secure elec-
tion.
Article 5.
MEETINGS.
The regular meetings of the club shall be held on
the first Monday night of each month throughout the year.
Special meetings to which the public shall be invited
shall be held at the call of the Executive Committee for
the presentation of scientific subjects of popular inter-
est. The transaction uf business is to be dispensed with
at these special meetings.
Article 6.
DISCUSSIONS.
At each regular meeting of the club subjects shall be
presented by one or more members selected by the executive
committee not less than two months prior to the time ap-







pointed; the subject shall be open to discussion by those
present.
Article 7.
FINANCES.
The Club's finances are to be handled by the secre-
tary-treasurer under the direction of the Executive Com-
mittee. The annual dues shall be one dollar, payable at
the October meeting. Special assessments may be levied
by vote of the Club at any regular meeting.
Article 8.
CHANGES.
Changes in the constitution may be made at any reg-
ular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the active members
present. The proposed change shall be presented to the
Club at the regular meeting previous to that at which it
is to be acted upon.


BY-LAWS
Section 1. The regular meetings of the Club shall
be called to order at 7:45 P.M. The leader shall be
limited to 45 minutes, and shall be followed by not
be
more than two members to/appointed by the Executive
Committee as leaders in the discussion, not later than
two weeks prior to the presentation date. The leaders
in the discussion shall be limited to ten minutes each,
followed by all others limited to five minutes each.
Section 2. The subject or subjects to be presented







at the following meeting shall be stated by the Secretary-
treasurer at each meeting.
Section 3. The Secretary-treasurer shall mail notice
of all regular meetings to each member not later than one
week prior to the meeting.
Section 4. Each member may invite one or more guests
to each meeting.
Section 5. The Secretary shall notify each member
that his membership will be discontinued if dues are not
paid within three months after date due.
Section 6. Five active members of the club shall
constitute a quorum.
Section 7. Changes in, and additions to these By-
laws may be made at any regular meeting by atwo-thirds
vote of the active members present.

The constitution was passed around and signed by
those present.
A letter from Dr. E.W.Berger was read, requesting
permission to sign the constitution at a subsequent date.
Moved by Prof. Scott to leave the constitution open
to signatures until the next meeting; seconded by Dr.
Davis and carried.
Moved by Prof. B.F.Floyd to proceed with the nomin-
ation and election of officers; seconded by Dr. Davis and
carried.
Prof. B.F.Floyd nominated Prof. Willoughby for pre-







sident; seconded by Dr. Davis. Prof. Willoughby in turn
nominated Dr. Davis; seconded by Dr. Cox. They were voted
for by ballot; resulting in favor of Dr. Davis, fourteen
to four.
Prof. Scott then nominated Prof. Willoughby for
vice-president; seconded by Dr. Cox and elected.
Mr. Belling nominated Mr. Van Hyning for Secretary-
treasurer, seconded by Dr. Davis and elected.
The following were then elected as members of the
Executive committee to act with the president and secre-
tary-treasurer. Prof. R...Thoroughgood, Prof. J.M.Scott,
and Dr. H.W.Cox.
Moved by Dr. Cox that in addressing al] members of
the club that their titles be omitted and that they be
addressed as "Mr." Seconded by Dr. Davis and carried.
Moved by Prof. Scott to adjourn until May 3, 1915;
seconded by Dr. Davis and carried.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.








Meeting number three of the Florida Scientific Club;
held in Science Hall, University of Florida, May 3, 1915.
The First Regular meeting of the Florida Scientific
Club was called to order at the appointed time (7:45 P.M.)
in the department of zoology lecture room in Science Hall,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 3, 1915,
with the following members present; Clayton, Davis, Flint,
Mason, Matz, Nelson, Scott, Stevens, Strong, Thoroughgood,
Van Hyning, Walker, Watson, Willoughby, and visitors as
follows; C.C.Van Hyning, and R.G.Oliphant.
The minutes of the last preliminary meeting were read
and adapted.
A motion was made by Mr. Scott, that on account of
the University Commencement coming on the same date as
our next regular meeting would be; viz., June 7; that we
hild the meeting one week earlier- May 31; seconded by
Mr. Willoughby and carried.
Mr. Matz presented the subject of the evening;"An
Uddescribed Pecan 'Disease"; which was very ably presented
and discussed, first byMr. Stevens and second by Mr. Nel-
son and followed by those present.
Mr. Willoughby suggested that the visitors present
be given an opportunity to join the club; this privelege
was extended, resulting in Mr. Flint and Mr. -Strong be-
moming members of the club.
Members of the club were requested to pay one half
year dues-- until October 1, 1915,-- to which nearly all








responded.
Mr. Willoughby moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr.
Scott and carried.

Executive Committee Report.
The Executive Committee has to report for the
meeting of May 31 the subject of "The Extent of Our
Knowledge of Heredity Since 1859", to be presented by
Mr. John Belling, and .discussed by Mr. H.S.Davis, and
second by Mr. H.W. Cox.
The Committee has to recommend for membership in
this club the following:- Mr. C.C.Hare, Prof. C.K.Mc-
Quarrie, Dr. C.D.Sherbakoff, and Prof. A.P.Spencer.
H.W.Cox
H.S.Davis
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
T.Van Hyning
Executive Committee.








Meeting number four of the Florida Scientific
Club, held in Science Hall, University of Florida,
May 31, 1915.
The meeting was called to order by the president
at 7:45 P.M., with the following members present:-
Belling, Clayton, Davis, Flint, Mason, Matz, Nelson,
Trusler, Van Hyning, Walker, Willoughby and Wilson,
and the following visitors:- Dr. J.R.Benton, Mr. W.R.
Briggs and Mr. C.D.Gunn.
The minutes of the meeting of May third were read
and approved.
The following names were recommended by the exec-
utive committee, and elected:- Mr. C.C.Hare, Prof. C.K.
McQuarrie, Dr. C.D.Sherbakoff, and Prof. A.P.Spencer.
The subject, "The Extent of Our Knowledge of Her-
edity Since 1859", was very ably presented by Mr. John
belling and discussed by Mr. Davis and members present;
Mr. Cox as second leader, being absent.
After the discussion Mr. Scott made a motion to
adjourn, which was seconded by Mr. Willoughby.
T.Van HIyning, Secretary.

Executive Committee Report.
The committee reports for the meeting of July 5,
1915 the subject, -"The Effects of Fertilizer on Cane",
to be presented by Mr. J.M.Scott, and discussed first
by Mr. S.E.Collison, and second by Mr. B.F.Floyd.
The committee recommends the following names for








membership in the club:- Dr. J.O.Kinnaman, Mr. Edgar
Nelson, Mr. John Schnabel and Prof. P.H.Rolfs, all of
Gainesville, Florida.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox
J.M.Scott
R.W. Tho roughgoo d
Executive committee.








Meeting number five of the Florida Scientific
Club was held in Science Hall, University of Florida,
July 5, 1915.
The meeting was called to order at the regular hour
by the secretary-treasurer, who officiated in the abs-
cence of the president and vice-president. The fol-
lowing members were present:- Clayton, Cox, Floyd,
Scott, Sherbakoff, Van Hyning, Walker; and the following
visitors:- Mr. Edgar Nelson, Mr. John Schnabel, Dr. J.O.
Kinnaman, Prof. P.H.Rolfs and Mr. M.N.Beeler.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and ad-
apted.
The following names were recommended by the execu-
tive committee and elected:- Dr. J.O.Kinnaman, St.
Cloud, Florida, Mr. Edgar Nelson, Mr. John 3chnabel,
and Prof. P.H.Rolfs of Gainesville, Florida.
The subject, "Effects o-f Fertilizer on Cane,"
was presented by Mr. J.M.Scott, and discussed first
by Mr. Walker(in the abscence of Mr. Collison) and
second by Mr. Floyd, after which those present took
part in the general discussion.
Prof. Scott moved to adjourn which was seconded by
Mr. Van Hyning and carried.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.

Executive Committee Report.
The committee takes pleasure in announcing for the
next meeting, August second, the subject, "Some Problems








in Anthropology;" to be an address by Dr. J.O.Kinnaman.
This will be at the usual hour, 7:95 P.M., but held in
the chapel in the college of Agriculture. The entire
faculty, summer school body and the public are invited.
The committee recommends the following names for
membership in the club:- Mr. M.N.Beeler, Publicity Bu-
reau of the Experiment Station, Mr. J.P.H.Bell, Assis-
tant Postmaster of Gainesville, Dr. A.H.Iogan, Bureau
of Animal Industry, Experiment Station, Mr. F.M.O'Byrne,
Nursery Inspector, State Plant Board, and Mr. C.D.Scha-
fer, Gainesville, Florida.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox
J .M. Scott
R.W.Thoroughgccd
Executive Committee








Meeting number six of the Florida Scientific Club
was held in the chapel of the Agricultural College,
University of Florida, August 2, 1915.
The meeting was called to order by the vice-presi-
dent at 7:45 P.M., with tle following members present:-
Berger, Clayton, Kinnaman, Mason, Matz, O'Byrne, Schna-
bel, Van Hyning, Walker, Willoughby; and the following
visitors:- Mrs. Willoughby, Mr. Roux, Miss Mamie Roux,
Mr. Henderson, of Gainesville, and Mr. Crain of Key
West, Florida.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adap-
ted.
On recommendation of the executive committee the
following names were elected to membership:- Mr. M.N.
Beeler, Mr. F.M.O'Byrne, Mr. J.P.H.Bell, Dr. A.H.Logan,
and Mr. C.D.Shafer, all of Gainesville, Florida.
The subject of "Some Problems in Anthropology"
was very ably presented by Dr. J.O.Kinnaman. Discus-
sions were waived for the evening and at the close of
the address Mr. Scott moved to adjourn; seconded by
Mr. Walker.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.
Executive Committee Report.
The committee announces for the meeting of Septem-
ber 7, 1915, the subject of "Plant Breeding", by Mr.
John Belling.
The executive committee recommends the following








names for membership:- Prof. E.S.Pace, Demonstration
Agent for the Extension Department, of the Experiment
Station, Dr. F.E.Faulkner, Musical Director to the Uni-
versity of Florida and the Gainesville High School.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
Executive Committee.








Meeting number seven of the Florida Scientific
Club was held in Science Hall, University of Florida,
September 7, 1915.
The meeting was presided over by the vice-president
and called to order at 7:45, with the following mem-
bers present:- Belling, Floyd, O'Byrne, Scott, Sherbakoff,
Van Hyning, Watson, and Willoughby, and Mr. Nieland as
a visitor.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adap-
ted.
On recommendation of the executive committee the
following persons were elected to membership in the club:
Prof. E.S.Pace and Dr. F.E.Faulkner.
The subject of "Plant Breeding" was presented by
Mr. Belling in a most creditable manner and discussed
by those present. The excellency of Mr. Bellin's paper
again provoked discussion regarding publishing of the
same; resulting in a motion of Mr. Van Hyning to estab-
lish a publishing committee for the purpose of. handling
all of the papers presented before the club. This was
seconded by Mr. Watson, and then by the chair laid over
until the next meeting when the president would be re-
quested to appoint a committee of two to consider the
advisability of a publication.
Mr. Scott moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Sher-
bakoff.


T.Van Hyning, Secretary.






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Executive Committee Report.
The executive committee announces for the meeting
of October 4, 1915 the sibject of "Plant Pathology",
by Dr. C.D.Sherbakoff; the discussion to be led by
Professors H.E.Stevens and B..F.Floyd.
The committee recommends the following names for
membership in the club:- Dr. E.H.Sellards, State Geol-
ogist, Tallahassee, Florida; Prof. W.C.Etheredge, Pro-
fessor of Agronomy, College of Agriculture; Mr. C.H.
Baker, Demonstration Agent, Extension Department, Ex-
periment Station, Otlando, Florida; Mr. R.D.Hoyt, Clear-
water, Florida.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
Executive Committee.








Meeting number eight of the Florida Scientific Club
was held in Science Hall, University of Florida, October
4, 1915.
The meeting was presided over by the president and
called to order at 7:45 P.M. with the following members
present:- Berger, Clayton, Davis, Stevens, Mason, Matz,
O'Byrne, Sherbakoff, Van Hyning, Walker, Watson, Will-
oughby, and the following visitors:- Prof. W.C.Etheredge
and Mr. Y.K.Wong.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and ap-
proved.
On recommendation of the executive committee the
following names were presented for election for member-
ship:- F.H.Sellards, W.C.Etheredge, E.E.Baker, and R.D.
Hoyt.
On a motion by Mr. Willoughby and a second by Mr.
Watson they were elected.
The chair then took up unfinished business and ap-
pointed Mr. J.R.Watson and Mr. T.Van Hyning as a publish-
ing committee to investigate and report the advisability,
ways and means of publishing the papers of the club. Mr.
Van Hyning moved that the two be allowed to agree upon a
third member for the committee; seconded by Mr. Willough-
by and carried.
This being the first meeting of the new club year,
election of officers was next in order. After several
motions and discussions on the election of officers and
the president, Mr. O'Byrne moved that the officers all be








retained another year. This was seconded by Mr. Sher-
bakoff and carried.
Mr. Sherbakoff then presented his paper, "Plant
Pathology", which was of much interest and value. The
discussion was lead by Mr. Stevens; Mr. Floyd as second
being absent. The members present discussed the many
interesting features.


Report of the Secretary for the year ending October
4, 1915.

The Florida Scientific Club was organized April 5,
1915, on the results of a call from a committee composed
of Prof. C.L.Willoughby, Prof. J.M.Scott and Dr. H.S.
Davis, to meet in Science Hall, March 29th at 4:30 P.M.
for the purpose of discussing the probabilities of form-
ing a club for the purpose of "study and discussion of
Biological and Chemical Sciences."
This call was responded to by twenty-one persons,
principally professor of the University of Florida.
This meeting resulted in the appointment of an orgaiz-
ation committee to draft a constitution and by-laws to
be reported at another meeting to be held on March 30th,
1915. This meeting was attended by nineteen persons,
who, as charter members signed the following constitu-
tion and by-laws:-
(The constitution and by-laws were then read).








Of the seven meetings held to date., the total atten-
danc3 has been 108 persons, an average of fifteen and
three sevenths persons per meeting. Five scientific
papers have been presented and discussed before the club.
The membership as it now stands is composed of the


following:-
J.P.H.Bell
John Belling
M.N.Beeler
E.W.Berger
H.G.Clayton
S.F.Collison
C.W.Crandall (associate
H.S.Davis
F.E.Faulkner
J.M.Farr (associate-)
E.R.Flint (associate
B.F.Floyd
.C.C.a re
J.O.Kinnaman
A.C.Mason
Julius Matz
C.K.McQuarrie


Edgar Nelson
N.L.T.Nelson
F.M.O'Byrne
E.S.Pace
P. H. Rol fs
John Schnabel
J.M.Scott
C.D.Sherbakoff
A.P.Spencer
H.E.Stevens
A.J.Strong
R.W. Thoroughgood
H.R.Trusler (associate)
T.Van Hyning
S.S.Walker
J.R.Watson
R.N.Wilson
C.L.Willoughby


Respectfully submitted,
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.





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Report of the Treasurer for the year ending October

4, 1915.


Received for membership to date


$ 19.00


Expenses
100

100

200

1

100

100.

1


as follows:-

Postal cards

Index cards

Receipts ....

Account book
Postal cards

Postal cards

Letter file


(notices o






(notice of

(notice of
. o.. ...


f meeting)






dues) ...

election)
.o.. ..


Balance


... ... 4.50
....... 50

......1.75

...... .25

......2.25

. ... 2.25
...... .25

11.75

19.00

11.75

7.25


T.Van Hyning, Treasurer.

Mr. Willoughby moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr.

O 'Byrne.


T.Van Hyning, Secretary.








Executive Committee Report.
The committee announces for the meeting of Novem-
ber 1, 1915, the subject of "Psycho-analysis", by Mr.
Cox.
"'he committee recomr'ends the following names for
membership in the club:- J.J.Grimm, Ass't professor
in Physics, Prof. Wilmon Newell, State Plant Commis-
sioner, Baron H.Von Noszky, Mayor of Yelrose, Florida,
L.T.Nieland, Foreman of Experiment Stattion Farm.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
Executive Committee.








Meeting number nine of the Florida Scientific Club
was held in Science Hall, Iniversity of Florida, Novem-
ber 1,191b.
The meeting was called to order at 7:45 P.M. and
presided over by the president with the following mem-
bers present:- Berger, Clayton, Cox, Davis, Etheredge,
Kinnaman, Mason, Nelson, O'Byrne, Scott, Sherbakoff,
Trusler, Van Hyning, Walker, Watson, Willoughby, and
the following visitors:- Prof. J.J.Grirr.m, Prof. L.W.
Bucholz, Dr. Knutsen, Prof. O.E.Ault, Prof. W.L.Floyd
and Mr. S.B.Walker.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and ap-
proved.
Upon recommendation of the executive committee Mr.
Willoughby moved that the club adopt the section of the
committee report referring to the introduction of current
events; as follows:- Whereby members are requested to
file with the secretary titles of any short notes on
current topics of interest that may come to their atten-
tion in their various investigations from time to time.
This may be from original research and discovery by the
member presenting it, or it may be in the form of ex-
tracts from published articles of which the contributing
member may deem of interest to the club. Such notes may
be presented by paper, or orally, and by the use of the
lantern or illustrated by specimens.








After such titles are filed and the secretary has
gisen notice in advance to a contributor, the president
may call for the presentation of any such title at any
regular meeting.
Mr. Cox reported on the moving picture machine pro-
position and recommended that the club cooperate with
the manager of the Younglove Theatre in introducing
films recommended by the club one day each week,
Mr. Willoughby moved th-at a committee be appointed
to confer with Mr. Younglove, and to investigate further
the most feasable plan to present a series of educational
films. This was seconded by Mr. O'Byrne and the presir
dent appointed Mr. Cox and Mr. Willoughby.
The executive corr.';ittee recommended that at the next
annual meeting in December the members be given the..privi-
lege of voting on the proposition of broadening the scope
and membership of the club and changing the name to that
of the Florida Academy of Sciences.
The following persons were recommended by the exec-
utive committee for membership:- J.J.Grimm, Wilmon New-
ell, H.Von Noszky, and L.T.Nieland. On a motion by Mr.
Cox and seconded by Mr. O'Byrne they were duly elected
to membership in the club.
Mr. ,ox then proceeded with his entertainment for the
evening by giving a lecture entitled "Methods in Psycho-
analysis". In this Mr. Cox showed himself to be a mas-
ter of the science of his profession. He showed by his








method how easy it was possible to convict a person on
his own evidence. His lecture, together with the black-
board and apparatus exhibit was one of the most pleasant
and instructive entertainments the club has experienced.
After a very interesting discussion of the subject,
Mr. Willoughby moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. O'Byrne.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.


Executive Committee Report.
The executive committee met in the secretary's office
October 26, 1915, with the following members present:-
Davis, Cox, Thoroughgood, and Van Hyning; Mr. Scott being
absent.
The matters for consideration were, first, outlining
a program for the year; second, the advisability of pre-
senting in some form, short notes of interest, (current
events) along lines of work in which any of the members
may be investigating; third, the advisability of using a
moving picture machine, either by purchase, rent, or in
cooperation with Mr. Younglove at the Theatre; fourth,
changing the name of the club to that of the Florida Aca-
demy of Sciences, or something similar.
The following program was arranged for the next six
months as follows:- C.K.McQuarrie for December, C.L.
Willoughby for January, H.S.Davis for February, S.E.Col-
lison for March, J.R.Watson for April, R.W.Thoroughgoad
for May, and F.M.O'B1yrne for June.








On the second item, the matter of currentevents, the
committee reports that it be introduced and that- the mem-
bers be given an opportunity to vote on the same.
Third, the moving picture machine proposition was
discussed and terminated in the chairman instructing Mr.
Cox to confer with a citizen's committee which is formed
for improving the film exhibits in Gainesville, and report
to this club.
Fourth, on changing the name of the club, the com-
mittee advises the broadening of the scope of work and
extending the membership, thus building up a state wide
organization similar to a State Academy, and asks that
the members be given a privilege of voting on the same
at the next annual meeting in October, 1916.
The committee announces for the next meeting of
December 6, 1915, the subject of "Some Nitrogen Problems"
by Dr. S.E.Collison. The leaders in the discussion have
not yet been appointed.
The committee has the following names to recommend
for membership in the club;- Pro. L.W.Bucholz, Proffessor
of Pedagogy ard School Managment; Prof. O.C.Ault, Associate
professor of History and Economics; Mr. J.O.Stewart, Grad-
uate of the Philadelphia School of forology.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox
J.M. S cot t
R. W. Thoroughgoo d
Exe cftive Committee.








Meeting number ten of the Florida Scientific Club
was held in Sciene Hall, University of Florida, December
6, 1915.
The meeting was called to order by the president
at the regular time, 7:46 P.M., with the following mem-
bers present:- Beeler, Olayton, Davis, Etheredge, Grimm,
Nelson, Rolfs, Strong, Thoroughgood, Van Hyning, Walker,
Watson, Wilbon and Willoughby; and the following visitors;
Mr. J.O.Stewart, Mr. R.J.McPherson and Mr. Taylor.
The minutes of the last meeting were read an ap-
proved.
On recommendation of the executive committee the
following persons were proposed for membership:- Prof.
O.E.Ault, Prof. L.W.Bucholz and M1r. J.O.Stewart. On
a motion by Mr. Willoughby and a second by Mr. Walker
they were elected by a majority vote.
Mr. Watson as chairman of the publication committee
reported on the advisability of launching a publication
at this time. lie reported that it was the opinion of
the committee that. on account of the small membership
and consequent finances of the club that it was not ad-
visable to undertake a publication until such a time as
the club might assume a greater membership and a stronger
finance. With this in view, as well as a general broad-
ening of the activities of the club and changing the name
to that of the Florida Academy of Sciences,the committee
recommended that steps be takpn at once toward this end.








Mr. Van. Hyning then moved that the chair appoint a com-
mittee of three to prepare a preliminary redraft of the
constitution and bylaws and report at the next regular
meeting. This was seconded by Mr. Watson; some discus-
sion ensued, resulting in the work being left with the
executive committee.
The secretary read a communication from a committee
soliciting financial aid in placing busts of Dr. Gorrie,
inventor of artificial ice, and Dr. Chapman, author of
Flora of Southern States, in the Chapman High School at
Apalachicola, Florida. After considerable discussion by
several members, Mr. Willoughby moved that the secretary-
treasurer be instructed to send them five dollars. This
was seconded by Mr. Nelson and carried.
Mr. Collison failing to present his paper on "Some
Nitrogen Problems", Mr. McQuarrie volunteered a paper on
"FTarm Cooperation and Demonstration Work", which in his
absence was very ably presented by Mr. Willoughby.
The discussion of this splendid paper was very ably
led by Mr. Beeler and followed by Mr. Rolfs and nearly
all present.

Mr. Van Hynigg moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr.
Rolfs.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.

Executive Committee Peport.
The executive committee met on December 31 and dis-
cussed the matter of forming an Academy of Sciences. The








subject was thoroughly discussed and resulted in Mr.
Cox making a motion that Mr. Davis and Mr. Van H&.ning
consider themselves a sub-committee to redraft a new
constitution, changing the Florida Scientific Club to
that of the Florida Acadmey of Sciences and to report
to the club at a future meeting. This was seconded by
Mr. Scott and carried.
The executive committee announces for the meeting of
January 3, 1916, the subject of "Some Problems in Texas
Fever", to be given by Mr. C.L.Willoughby.
The committee recommends the following candidates
for membersh-i-p:- Mr. G.L.Herrington, County Demonstra-
tion Agent of the Extendion Department of the College
of Agriculture; Mr. F.C.Cubberly, Municipal Judge of
the City of Gainesville; Mr. R.T.Irving, Plumber of
the University of Florida, actively engaged in mound
exploration and collecting of mound relics; R.J.McPher-
son, Ass't in Agricultural Corresponding Course.
H.S.]avis
T.Van Hyning
H.W.Cox

J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
Executive Committee.








Meeting number eleven of the Florida Scientific
Club was held in Science Hall, University of Florida,
January 3, 1916.
The meeting was called to order at the regular
time, 7:45, with the following members present; Clay-
ton, Davis, Mason, Matz, McQuarrie, Nelson, Sherbakoff,
Van Hyning, Wilson, Watson and Willoughby. The follow-
ing visitor were present:- Mr. W.S.Perry and Mr. H.L.
Dozier.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adapted.
The executive committee recomriended the following
names for membership:- F.C.Cubberly, R.T.Irving and R.J.
McPherson. `r. Wilson moved that they be elected by a
majority vote of the members present; this was seconded
by Mr. Watson and the candidates were elected.
The subject of "Some Problems in "exas Fever" was
presented by Mr. Willoughby in a very interesting paper
illustrated by charts. In the abscence of Mr. Pace, Mr.
McQuarrie led the discussion. Mr. Scott who was to have
been second in the discussion was absent.
After a very interesting discussion by those present,
Mr. Watson exhibited some specimens of Australian pine
girdled by the Pecan Girdler (Oncideres cingulata). In
this he showed that no eggs were deposited in the bran-
ches, which Mr. Watson explained as an inability of in-
stinct to meet a new condition.
Mr. Watson also exhibited specimens of the Northern








Cucumber Beetle and described an outbreak of it in South-
ern Florida; where it also made an attack on the Citrnu
trees.
Mr. Watson made an announcement calling a meeting
for January 5, 1916, of all interested in forming an
organisation of entomologists. Prof. Scott moved to ad-
journ, seconded by Mr. Mason.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.


Executive Committee Report.
The committee has the following names to recommend
for membership to the club:- Dr. John A.Thaxton, Prof-
fessor of Education and Insiector of High Schools; br.
W.Lassiter, Physician of Gainesv1lle; Prof. W.B.Hatha-
way, Instructor in English, Latin and gpanish, and Chas.
E.Hayward, Chef of the Dining Fall.
The executive committee held a meeting for the pur-
pose of redrafting the constitution of the Florida Sci-
entific Club, changing it to the Florida Academy of Sci-
ences, as determined upon at the last regular meeting og
the club. The full committee met and discussed the mat-
ter which resulted in Mr. Cox nominating Mr. Davis and
Mr. Van Hyning as a sub-committee to draw up a new consti-
tution for the Florida Academy of Sciences. The sub-com-
mittee met and drew up the following constitution:-
Constitution.
Article 1.- Name.








This organization shall be known as the Florida
Academy of Sciences.
Article 2.- Object.
The object of the Academy shall be to encourage
and promote scientific work in the state of Florida.
Article 3.- Membership.
The membership of the Academy shall consist of(l)
associates, (2) members, (3) corresponding members,(4)
life members, (5) honorary members.
1. Associates shall consist of persons not actively
engaged in scientific work and shall have all the priv-
ileges of the Academy with the exception of the power to
vote.
2. Members shall consist of persons who are actively
engaged in scientific work or especially interested in
science.
3. Corresponding members shall ccriiist of associates
or members who no longer reside, in Florida; also of non-
residents of Florida who are actively engaged in Scien-
tific work.
4. Life members shall consist of members who have
made a payment of $25.00 to the Academy.
5. Honorary members shall consist of persons who
are elected by a three-fourths majority vote and shall
be required to pay no dues.
Article 4.- Election of members.
Nomination for membership shall come through the


executive committee.


Associates, members, and corres-








ponding members shall be elected by a two-thirds vote of
the members present at any regular meeting. Election to
honorary membership shall require a three-fourths vote.
Article 5.- Dues.
The annual dues of the associates and members shall
be $1.00, payable upon election to membership and annually
thereafter upon notification by the feCt- y- treasurer.
Special assessments may be voted at any regular meeting.
Any person whose dues are two years in arrears shall be
dropped from the roll of the Academy.
Article 6.- Officers.
The officers of the Academy siall be a president,
vice-presidcat, secretary, treasurer, and an executive
committee to consist of the president, vice-president,
secretary, treasurer and other members as follows: Two
from the Academy at large and one from each section of
the Academy. The president, vice-president, secretary,
treasurer,and two members at large shall be elected for
one year at the annual meeting. The other members of the
executive committee shall be elected by the sections to
which they belong.
The duties of the president, vice-president, secre-
tary, treasurer, shall be such as ordinarily devolve upon
these officers.
The executive committee shall present nominations
for membership, arrange the business and programs for
the annual meeting, have general direction over the publi-








cations of the Academy and manage its financial and other
affairs.
Article 7.- Meetings.
The annual meetings shall be held at the-University
of Florida at the time and place designated by the exec-
utive committee.
Article 8.- Sections.
Ten or more members resident in any locality; or
having a common inter-s)in any branch of Science subject
to the approval of the executive committee, may form a
Section of the Academy. Sections shall have power to
perfect their organization, hold meetings and in general
have full control over their affairs, provided thay. con-
form to the constitution and regulations of'the Academy.
All members of sections must be included in the membership
of the Academ'y.
Article 9.- Amendments.
Changes in or additions to tle constitution may be
made at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the
members present, provided written notice of the amendment
has been given to each member not later than one month
previous to the meeting at which it is to be acted upon.


The whole committee (except Mr. Scott) met again
and recommended the above to be read before the club at
the next regular meeting and be submitted to the appro-
val of the members.








The committee also recommended to change the name
of the Florida Scientific Club to the Gainesville Scien-
tific Club, and the same to be known as Section A of the
Florida Academy of Sciences.
H. S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
H.W. Cox
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
Executive Committee.








Meeting number twelve of the Florida Scientific Club
was held in Science Hall, University of Florida, on Feb-
ruary 7, 1916.
The club was presided over by Mr. Thoroughgood and
called to order at the regular time, 7:45, with the fol-
lowing members present:- Ault, Belling, Clayton, Colli-
son, Davis, Floyd, McPherson, Nelson, Stewart, Thorough-
good, Trusler, Van H!yn.ng, Walker, Watson, Wilson, and
the following visitors:- Dr. Pennington, Prof. Fathaway,
Mr. Dozier and twenty I.niversity students whose names
were not taken.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
Upon recommendation of the executive committee the
following persons were elected to membership:- W.B.Hatha-
way, J.A.Thaxton, W.Lassiter, and C.".Hayward.
The subject of "The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance"
was presented in a very interesting and classical sterop-
tican lecture by Mr. Davis; after which Mr. Belling led
the discussion, followed by Mr. Watson and those present.
A constitution prepared. by a sub-committee of the
executive committee for a Florida Acadermy of Sciences was
read and submitted to the club for approval. After a
little discussion it was moved by 1rr. Ault ard seconded by
Mr. Wilson to adopt the constitution as prepared.
It was moved by Mr. Wilson and seconded by 'r. Ault
to lay over until the next meeting that part of the com-
mittee report changing tre name of the Florida Scientific
Club to that of the Gainesville Scientific Club and making








it Section A of the Florida Academy of Sciences.
Mr. Wilson moved to adjourn, seconded by Dr. Davis.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.

Executive Committee Report.
The committee recommends the name of Dr, J.S.Taylor,
Assistant Fealth Officer of Gainesville, for membership
in this club.
H.S. 1Dt v is
T.Van Hyning
H.W. Co x
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgocd
Executive Committee





41
Meeting number thirteen of the Florid Scientific Club
was held in Science Hall, University of Florida, on March
10, 1916.
The president called the meeting to order with the
following members present: Beeler, Buchholtz, Cox, Davis,
Flint, Hathaway, Kinnaman, Van Hyning, Walker, Willcughby,
and the following visitors: Mr. A.B.Hadley and Mr. Morris.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and apr roved
with the .follcving correction-- Mr. Thoroughgood presiding
instead of Mr. Thaxton as reported.
Upon reco: ,.endation of the executive committee, Dr.
J.E.Taylor, Assistant Health Officer of Gainesville, was
elected to membership.
The constitution for the Florida Academy of Sciences
was agLin fead before the club and vote for adoption; it
was then passe'i around ind signed b. the following as
charter members of the new organization;, Beeler, Buchholtz,
.c.x, Davis, Flint, Hathaway, Kinnaman, Matz, Sherbakoff,
Thoroughgood, Trusler, Van HJning, Walker, Willoughby and
Mr. Eadley.
The following persons not being able to be present had
file, with the secretary a. desire for membership and re-
quested the rivelege of signing later; this was granted
there a follows: Murphree, Keppel, Sellards, Thexton,
Benton, Hoyt, ana Berger.
The executive corrmitte- then granted the same .rive-








lege to others, who desired to be identified as charter
members, resulting in the following additional signatures:
Belling, Stevens, Floyd, Watson, Wilson, Etheredge, Farr,
Rolfs, Clayton, Sims, Bell, Schafer, Spencer, Lissiter,
Herrington, Hayward, Grimz, Logan, Cubberly, Hadley, Mc-
Pherson, Nieland, Pace, Mason, O'Byrne, Neell, Strong,
Mctuarrie, Irving, Ault, Stewart, Taylor and.Hayward.
After signing the constitution, officers for the Aca-
demy were elected in the following order: Mr. Scott nom-
inated Mr. Davis for president, seconded by Mr. Buchholtz
and elected. Mr. Willoughby nominated i r. Scott for vice-
president; seconded by Mr. Buchholtz and elected. Mr.
Buchholtz nominated i,'r. Van Hyning for secret-.ry;,seconded
by Mr. Willoughby and elected. Mr. Cox nominated Mr. Thor-
oughgood for treasurer, seconded by Mr. Willoughby and
elected. Mr. Buchholtz nominated Mr. Willoughby and Mr.
Cox for members at lrge for the executive committee; secon-
ded by Mr. Hathavay and elected. The club then voted the .
changing the nare of the Floria. Scientific Club to that of
the Cainesville Scientific Club, becoming Secticn A of the
Florida Academy of Sciences. Mr. Scott then nominated Mr.
Thaxton for a member on the executive committee representing
the Gairesvil Ie Scientific Club in the Florida Academy of
Sciences.- This was seconded by Mr. Sherbakoff and elected,
Mr.,Willoughby moved that the members of the club shall
not be required to pay :ues in the Academy for the first
year; seconded by Mr. Scott and carried.








The subject for the evening "An Educational Savings
Fund" was then presented by Mr. Beeler and discussed by
Mr. Willoughby, Mr. Morris, Mr. Euchhcltz and others, Mr.
Buchholtz then moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. scott.
T.Van Hyning, secretary.

Executive Committee Report.
The executive commit.te- recommends fcr membership,
in the club the name of Mr. M.B.Hadley, Librarian, Uni-
versity of Florida.
H.S.Davis
T.Van Hyning
IH.W. cx
J.M.Scott
R.W.Thoroughgood
Executive Committee.








Meeting number fourteen of the Dainesvilie Scientific
Club was held in sciencee Hall, University of Florida, on
April 3, 1916.
The president called the club to order with the fol-
lowing members present: Berger, Davis, Flint, Floyd,
Mason, Nelson, Strong, Thoroughgood, Van Hyning, Watson,
Wilson, and Mr. Dozier as a visitor.
The minutes of the last meeting were re-d and approved.
Upon recommendation of the e~ecutiv'e committee Mr.
M.B.Hadley 'as elected to remrrbrship
The subject for th" evsLing, "Origin and Distribution
of the biota of North America," was presented by Mr. Wat-
son and discu;3sed by Mr. Davis and Mir. Nelscn as leaders,
'nd followe:i by those present. Mr. Watson very interest-
ingly augmented his paper by exhibiting charts and speci-
mdms of insects.
After the discussion Mr. '"ilson mroved to adjourn;
seconded by Mr. Van Hyning.


T .Van H',ning, Secretary.








Meeting number fifteen of the Gainesville Scientific
Club was held in Science Hall, University of Florida, on
May 1, 1916.
The president called the club to order at the usual
time with the following members present: Buchhcltz, Clay-
ton, Davis, Flint, Hadley, Mason, Nieland, Pace, Sherba-
koff, Strong, Thoroughgood, walker Van lyning, and the
following visitors: Mr.. J.B.Clark cf St.Petersburg, 'la.,
and Mr. Fred Halma.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adoited.
The subject of t'he evening "The Slide Rule" was very
ably presented by Mr. Tha-roughgood and the discussion led.
by Mr. Strong; after which others present took a part. Mr.
Thoroughgocd exhibited different styles of the slide rule,
and on the large demonstrating instrument described the
rrakings and possibilites of the same.
The president called attention to the fact of the
June meeting co::ing on the Uc',iversity cor!Imencement date,
and sugge-sted that we change the date of that meeting; to
this Mr. Walker move that our June meeting be held one
weekearlier,making it .May 2Yth, instead of June 5th. This
was seconded by Mr. Thcroughgood and carried.
After the reading-of the next six months annoi.ice-
rents the club adjourned.


T.Van Hyning, Secretary.








Meeting number sixteen of the Gainesville Scientific
Club was held in the University Chapel, University of
Florida, on May 29, 1916. This meeting was held one week
earlier, on account of commencement coming on the same
date as our regular date would oe.
The club was called to order at the regular time,
7:45 P.M. No roll was taKen of the members present.
A general invitation had been extended for this meeting
on account of the exhibit of, and lecture on the Baby-
lonian tablets. About seventy people were present.
The minutes of the previous meeting Nere read and
adopted.
The subject of "Ancient b-Abylonian Records" was pe-
sented oy Mr. J.O.Kinnaman in a very interesting and schol-
arly manner. Me briefly revie.;ed the history of Babylon;
its rise and fall, and the final excavation of their ruins
and discovery of the taolets exhibited.
After reading of the announcements, and the motion
lor adjournment was carried, the audience was extended the
privilege of examining the tablets.


T.Van Hyning, Secretary.








Meeting number seventeen of the Gainesville Scientific
Club was held in Science Hall, University of Florida, on
July 3, 1916.
The meeting was presided over by the secretary; ooth
president and vice-president being aosent. The following
members were present; Berger, Mason, D'Byrne, Rolfs, and
Van Hyning.
The minutes of the last meeting were re4d and approved.
The subject of the evening "The Cost of Carelessness"
was presented by Mr. O'Byrne in a very interesting and
entertaining manner; after which Mr. Berger led the dis-
cussion. Mr. Stevens, who was to nave been second in the
discussion w=s aosent, but those present too, an active
part.
Mr. Berger exhibited a number of ftingus cultures, made
in the plant-uoard laooratory, and &ave some interesting
remarks on the same, after which Mr. Rolfs move to adjourn,
which was seconded by Mr. Mason.
T.Van Hyning,
Secretary.








Report of tne Secretary for the year ending

November b, 191b.
The Uainesville Scientific Club received its
present name by a majority vote of tne members present
at tne meeting Of the club on March 10, i9lb, wnen
the Florida Academy of Sciences was formed; maKing
the Scientific Club Section A of the latter.
Since the last report of the secretary tne club

has held nine regular monthly.meetings with an average
attendance of twenty five people.
Tne subjects discussed before the nine meetings
were as foilows:-
Metnods in Psycho-analysis oy Mr. Cox.
Farm Cooperation and Demonstration WorK by Mr.
McQuarrie.
Some Froblems in Texas Fever by Mr. Wiiloughby.
Tne Chromosome Theory of Inneritance by Mr. Davis.

An Educational savings Fund 0D Mr. Beeler.
Origin and Distribution of the Biota in Nortn

Ameriaa by Mr. Watson.
The Slide Rule by Mr. Thoroughgood.
Ancient Babylonian Tablets oy Mr. Kininaman.

The uost of Carelssness by Mr. O'Byrne.

The foiowing members have tendered their resig-
nation in the club;- S.E.Collison, C.W.Crandall,

E.R.Flint and C.C.Hare. This leaves us with a total
mnembersnip of bo.


T.Van nyning, Secretary.








Report of tne Treasurer for tne year ending
November b, 191b.

Cash on hand uctooer 16, 11.25
Rec'd for membership dues 67.00
Paid out since october lb, 91ib
Filing case 1.50
extension binder .45
Stamps and envelopes 1.10
Typewriting meeting notice .50
Paper .10
Envelopes .20
Stamps 1.04
Multigraphing meeting notice 1.00
Pott cards and printing 4.65
Stamps and envelopes .5b
Multigrapning meeting notice .7b
Stamps 2.00
Multigraphing meeting notice 1.00

14.52 48.75
14.b2

Balance on hand-------------- 34.26


T.Van Hyning, Treasurer.








Meeting number eignteen o0 tne Gainesville scien-
tific Club was neid in Sciuece hall, university of Flo-
rida, Noember o, IV.b.
The meeting was callea to order at tne usual t;me
by tne president witn tne following members present:-
Berger, Davis, Grimm, Hayward, Mason, Matz, Strong,
Thoroughguod, Van Hyning, Walker, Watson, willougnby,
ana the Ploilowing visitors:- E.H.Fliint, R.E.Chandler,

J.R.Benton, and w.~.Perry.
The minutes of tne last meeting NJere read and ap-
proved. Tiis being the annual meeting of the club,
the secretary-treasurer read his reports for tne year;
which were unanimously adopted.
After receiving the reports, tne club proceeded to
the election of officers. Mr. Grimm nominated Mr. Thor-
ougngood for president which was seconded by Mr. Davis,
Mr. Thorougngood in turn nominated Mr. Davis to succeed
himself which was seconded by Mr. Willoughby. A vote
by ballot resulted in favor of Mr. Thoroughgood for
president and he tooK tne chair.
Mr. irrimm nominated Mr. W1iluugnoy for vice-presi-
dent whieh was seconded by Mr. Mason. Mr. Wiliougnby
in turn nominated Mr. Watson, which was seconded by Mr.

Matz. Tne vote oy ballot resulted in favor of Mr. wil-
loughoy for vice-president.
Mr. Watson nominated Mr. Vannyning to succeed him-
self for secretary-treasurer, w ich was seconded by Mt.
Grimm and unanimously declared.







0
Mr. Watson nominated Mr. Davis for a member of
the executive committee, which was seconded by Mr. Grimm.
Mr. iullougnby nominated Mr. Watson as the second member

and Mr. Scott as the tnird member, which was seconded by
Mr. WalKer. Mr. Grimm made a motion to waive the by-laws
and elect these three men by a unanimous vote; this was
seconded by Mr. Matz, and Messrs Davis, Watson and Scott
were declared members of tne executive committee.

The secretary called the attention of tne club to
some new publications of Dr. E.H.Sellards, State ueolvgist
and passed around one of tnem for their examination; it

being a paper by Dr. Se4lards on "Some Human Hemains and

Associated r'ousi.s from the Plelstocene."
Mr. Strong presented a paper on aperer MaKing"
wnicn very thoroughly covered the subject and was of

very great interest. Mr. Unandier led tne discussion
of tne paper, alter wnich nearly all present took a
part.


T.Van Hyning, Secretary.








Executive Committee

The executive committee met on

with the following memoerspre3ent:-

Watson and Van Hyning, and .appointed

bers for tne program for the ensuing

the order here stated.


Announcement f


C.D.SherbaKoff .....
E.W.Berger .........
L.T.Nieland ........
P. .'Rolfs ..........
O.0 .Aul-t ...........
L.W.Buchholtz ......
J.J.Grimm. .........
W.B.Hathaway .......
A.C.Mason ..........
A.P.Suencer ........
B.F.Floyd ..........
C.K.McQuarrie
H.E.Stevens ........
M.B.Hadley .........
..S.Walker .........
i. S.Pace ...........

A motion was made by

dues of the club to fifty


ded by Mr.


Davis and


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I .
I .
I .
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Mr.

cent


carried.


Report.

November UZ, 1i51

Davis, Thoroughgood,

the IO lowing mem-

year, to serve in
I


or the year i91~=1916.

.......... December
.......... January
...........February
.......... March
. ...... April
.......... May
.......... June
.......... July
...... August
........ September
....... OctoL er
.......... Movemoer
...........Decemuer
.......... January
.......... February
.......... March

Thoroughgood to reduce tne

s per year; this ;'vs secon-

It was also vote to bring


oefo re

half of

Florida


tne meeting of tne club the matter of turning one

tne money now on nand into tnetreasury of tne

Academy of Sciemces.


R.W.Thoro ugngood

T.Van Hyning

H.S.Davis

J.M.Scott

J .R.Wat son

Executive Committee.








Meeting number nineteen of the Florida Academy of
Sciences was held in Science Hall, University of
Florida on December 4, 19ib.
The meeting was called to order at .the..regular
time with the following members present:- Davis,
Matz, Rolf,, Sheroakoff, Stevens, Thoroughgood, Ian
Hyning and Watson. Mr McKay was present as a guest.
-The minutes of the last meeting were read and
approved, and a report from the executive committee
was read. The executive committee recommended that
the annual dues of the club oe reduced to fifty cents;
upon the recommendation)Mr. Sherbakoff made a motion
that the recommendation be adopted; this was seconded
by Mr. Mason and carried. Tne committee also recommren-
ded that tne secretary treasurer be authorized to turn
in one half of the money on hand to the treasurer of
tne Florida Academy of Sciences as a loan,-t -- A4-due.
Mr. Rolfs made a motion that this recommendation be ad-
opted; which was seconded by Mr. Davis and carried.
These recommendations were advised from the reason
tnat the club was getting more money than was really
needed at tnis time, and because tne Acaaemy had some
bills standing and not sufficient money to meet them,
at least until membership dues were collected.
There being no other business before the ciub Mr.
Sherbakoff tnen presented a paper on the growing of
disease resisting plants. Mr. Sherbakoff made a very





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able and interesting presentation of the subject, which
was then discussed by those present; the discussion being
led by Messers Stevens and Davis. After the discussion
Mr. Thoroughgood moved to adjourn which was seconded by
Mr. Rolfs.
T.Van Hyning,
Secretary-Treasurer.








S meeting NumbertTwenty,

Tne January meeting date came on New Years' Day
who
and, as I unaerstana, Mr. Berer/was to have given a

paper, was tne only person present, conrsevuentfy no
meeting reported. January i, 1917.


Meetin, Numuer Twenty one.

The February meeting wVa a jo 1t meeting of the
Floriaa Entom.io ,icail society ana tne Gainesvilie

Scientific Cluo; the Entomological Society presenting
Prof. W.S.Blatcniey of Inaiana, wno gave a talk on
"Bug Hunting as a P=Stime". February o, 1917.








Meeting number twenty-two of the Gainesville
Scientific Club %as held in Science Hall, Urkersity
of Florida, March 5, 1917. The meeting was called
to order at the regular time with.the following mem-
bers present: Thoroughgood, Nieiand, and Van Hyning,
and the following visitors: Mr. Stivers and Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Halma.
The paper of the evening "Conservation of Florida
Forests was presented by Mr. Nielana and discussed by
those present. Mr. Nieland made a very interesting and
valuable presentation of the subject. He showed that at
the present rate of ruthless destruction of our valuable
Florida forests that it is but a comparatively few years
until their depletion; he recommended forms of legisla-
tion, both state and national, for the conservation and
reforestration.
Afe r the discussion Mr. Van Hyning moved to ad-
journ, which was seconded by Mr. Thoroughgood.
T.Van Hyning,
Secretary-treasurer.








Meeting number twenty three, .for April, was not
held on account of the Academy.of Sciences' Annual
Meeting the same week. April 2, 1917.


Meeting number twenty four of the Gainesville
Scientific Club *was held in Science Hall, University
iof Florida, May 7, 1917. The meeting was called to
order by the president at the usual time, 7:4b P.M.,
with the following members present: Ault, Buchholz,
Davis, Thoroughgood, _Van Hyning, Wilioughby, ahd the
following visitors: Miss Solomon, Mrs. CAx, Mrs.
Willoughby, Mr. Stine, Lohmire, and a student whose
name was not procured.
In the business tranactiogs a member was elected
to fill the vacancy in the executive committee caused
by the removal of Thaxton from the State. On nomi-
nation and a motion by Mr. Buchholz, and a second by
Mr. Davis, O.C.Ault was elected as a member of the ex-
ecutive committee.
On account of tehe regular date of the Cluh's
June meeting coming on Qommencement Say, a motion
was made by Van Hyning 60 have it on the last Monday
of May. Tni-s was seconded by Mr. Davis and carried;
making the date May 68, in place of June 4.
After the transaction of business, Mr. Ault pre-
sented the subject of War Finances, and the manner in
which he juggled the government billions was convin-
cing of his superior knowledge of the subject; the





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humble secretary absolutely refuses to make any. comment.
Afterthe discussion by th4se more able, Mr. Buchholz
mowed to afjourn, which was seconded by Mr. Willoughby.
T.Van Hyning, Secretary.








Meeting number twenty five of the Gainesville
Scientific Club was held in Science Hall, University
of Florida, May 28, 1917. The president being absent
the secretary was requested to preside, and on account
of the secretary having forgot his glasses was unable
to read the minutes and requested My. Willoughby to
act as secretary.
The meeting was called to order at 8 P.M. with
the following members present: Buchholz, Hunter,
Hathaway, van Hyning and Willoughby, and the following
visitors: Prof. Chapman and Mr. Norman.
Aftet the reading and approval of the minutes
a discussion was entered into over the small atten-
dance of members and seemingly lack of interest in
the Qlib. All present seemed to show the same opinion
that something must be done to prOmote interest, but
on account of the small number present, it was thought
to bring the matter up at a future time.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried, to dis-
continue meetings for the summer, and make the nett
date the first Tuesday in October, being October 2,
1917. This change from Monday to Tuesday was made on
account of the several student meetings coming on the
first Monday of each month.
A motion was carried whefeby the monthly.program
be moved forward, beginning with Rctober second, in








the order as it stands.
After the business transactions Mr. Buchholz
procede with eh entertainment of the evening by
presenting the subject "Is Education a Science?*
Mr. Buchholz in a very interesting manner easily
convinced the audience that education is a science.
Tha paper was discussed by those present, and the
meeting concluded by some very forcible remarks by
the speaker in furthering the conviction of the ar-
fument.


T.Van Hyning,, Secretary.