Изображения страниц
PDF
EPUB

$15. The capital of the institution shall be invested, with the approval of the curator of the university, on security or mortgages, or eventually, in so far as this can not be done safely, in the purchase of interest-bearing bonds in which the money of wards can be legally invested.

VII. ADMINISTRATION OF THE INSTITUTION.

§§16 and 17. As above.

$18. The annual report shall be received by two auditors, under direction of the rector and the two directors, and then forwarded,with the report of the executive committee, to the curator of the university for inspection and ultimate discharge.

§§19 and 20. As above, page 136.

§§21 to 23. As above, page 137.

§24. As above, page 137.

IX. AMENDMENTS OF STATUTES.

VIII. MEETINGS.

$25. These statutes shall take effect on the 1st of April, 1889.

On this day the statutes of March 28, 1882, together with all subsequent amendatory provisions of the same, shall cease to have effect, in so far as they are not kept in force by §§10 to 12.

X. CONCLUSION.

3. THE ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF BRESLAU.

By the Government decree of March 28, 1822, a separate institution for the care of widows and orphans was established for the University of Breslau.

All ordinary and extraordinary professors became ex officio members of the institution. There were excluded, however, the Catholic clergy, the instructors that occupied professorships as secondary offices and nonsalaried extraordinaries.

The annual membership fee was 72 marks, for which widows received an annual pension of 1,200 marks and surviving orphans (full and half orphans) annual stipends of 300 to 1,100 marks.

Since April 1, 1889, the following statutes, approved by the minister of religious, educational, and medical affairs, under date of September 19, 1889, have been in force:

Statutes of the Professors' Widows and Orphans' Pension Institute of the Royal University of Breslau.

§§2 to 8. As above, page 135.

89. As above, page 135.

$1. Membership of the Professors' Widows and Orphans' Pension Institute established for the professors of the University of Breslau since Jaunary 1, 1822, shall be under the following provisions:

Nos. 1 to 3, as above, page 135.

I. MEMBERSHIP.

II. ALLOWANCES OF THE RELICTS OF MEMBERS.

III. DISCONTINUANCE OF FEES.

IV. TRANSITION REGULATIONS.

§10. As given above, except the date of limitation, which is changed to December 1, 1889, and the proviso of the first section, which reads: "Provided, however, That the questor and the secretary of the university shall hold rank with the extraordinary professors."

§11. The obligation to pay fees on the part of those who were members when these statutes took effect shall cease; the entrance fees paid in accordance with §§ 5 and 6 of the statutes of March 28, 1822, respectively, the drafts issued therefor shall be returned.

The remainder of this paragraph as above.

$12. As above, page 136.

§13. As above, page 136.

V. PRIVILEGES OF THE INSTITUTION.

[ocr errors]

§14. The property of the institution heretofore in its possession, as well as the statutory annual contribution of 3,000 marks by the State, shall remain under its control. The income from such property shall be applied exclusively for the statutory expenses of the institution, in so far as the donors of gifts and legacies have not made other dispositions.

Allowances assigned to the institution by the State, in accordance with provisions for securing the solvency of institutions for the care of widows and orphans at universities, shall be added to the income of the institution from its property.

The Schmidt, fund" and the "Von Hackemann fund" shall continue as heretofore. The income from these funds shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of the funds," and shall be to persons entitled to its benefits, in addition to other amounts due them in accordance with these statutes.

66

VI. PROPERTY OF THE INSTITUTION.

§15. Capital shall be placed at interest on securities or mortgages with the approval of the curatorium of the university.

In so far as this may not be feasible, interest-bearing bonds shall be acquired in which the money of wards can be invested in accordance with existing legal provisions.

VIL ADMINISTRATION OF THE INSTITUTION.

$16. The administration of the institution shall be conducted according to the provisions of these statutes and in accordance with further detailed provisions to be ordered by the minister of religious, etc., affairs and by the minister of finance, as well as in accordance with instructions by the minister of religious, etc., affairs.

The executive committee shall consist of the rector and two directors.

The current business shall be managed by the two directors, under the supervision of the rector.

In judiciary matters the executive committee shall procure the advice of the university judge.

§17. As above, page 136.

$18. This annual report shall be received by two auditors, under the direction of the rector, in connection with the two directors, and then forwarded with the report of the executive committee to the curatorium of the university for inspection and final discharge.

§19. As above, page 136. $20. As above, page 136.

VIII. MEETINGS.

$$21 to 24. As above, page 137.

IX. AMENDMENTS.

$24. As above, page 137.

$25. As above, page 137.

In addition to the general institution for the care of widows and orphans there exists at the University of Breslau in favor of professors' widows also the two funds mentioned in §14 of the above statutes, viz:

X. CONCLUSION.

1. The Schmidt fund for pensioning professors' widows.
2. The Von Hackemann fund for pensioning professors' widows.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

The first of these funds was provided by a famulus or bedel at the former University of Frankfort on the Oder, and was established for the benefit of widows of ordinary professors. It amounts at present to 3,850 marks.

The Von Hackemann fund was provided by Professor of Jurisprudence Von Hackemann, who died on July 30, 1784. The property of the fund consists of real estate in the circuit of Quedlingburg, occupying an area of 36 ha. 42 a. 28 gm., and made productive by renting. In accordance with the provisions of the legacy the income is to be distributed among the widows of ordinary professors and the syndicus of the university.

Both funds having passed from the former University of Frankfort on the Oder to the University of Breslau, or respectively transferred, under $39 of the plan of union of August 3, 1811, to the combined University of Breslau, are administered by the exchequer of the University of Breslau distinct from the Institution for the care of widows and orphans."

4. THE ROYAL GEORGE-AUGUSTUS UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN.

The "fund for professors' widows" of Göttingen, existing until April 1, 1889, was administered finally in accordance with the statutes of February 6, 1857, drawn up by the Royal University curatorium of Hanover and amended partially by a ministerial decree of September 14. In accordance with these statutes, every ordinary and extraordinary professor drawing a salary from the exchequer of the university was entitled to become a member of said fund from the time of his appointment. Membership was not compulsory. The annual membership fee was 60 marks. Widows received a fixed annual pension of 800 marks and an additional amount from the surplus of the fund, amounting, in the year 1888, to 440 marks.

Since April 1, 1889, the following statutes, approved by the minister of religious, etc., affairs, under date of December 12, 1889, have been in force:

Statutes of the Professors' Widows and Orphans' Pension Institute of

Göttingen.

I. MEMBERSHIP.

$1. The following regulations shall apply to the membership of the Professors' Widows Fund of the University of Göttingen, which shall take the name of Professors' Widows and Orphans' Pension Institute:

2. No other persons except those designated under $1 can become members of the institution.

II. ALLOWANCES TO RELICTS; AND III. DISCONTINUANCE OF FEES.

$$2 to 9. As above, page 135 (Berlin).

IV. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.

$10. The regulations of §§ 2, 3, and 5 to 8, clause 1, apply also to the relicts of those who may be members at the time these statutes shall take effect, if these members, in a written declaration, to be handed to the executive committee of the institution on or before January 1, 1890, renounce for their prospective relicts all claims that might accrue to these in accordance with the statutes heretofore in force. Otherwise the regulations of the statutes heretofore in force shall apply to these relicts.

§11. As above, page 136 (Berlin).

$12. As above, page 136, with the following additions:

These relicts may, however, request, in a written petition to be handed to the executive committee on or before January 1, 1890, that they be granted, instead of these pensions, the widows and orphans' allowances, in accordance with §§ 3 to 8.

At present the establishment of a relief fund for the relicts of teachers and officials of the University of Breslau is under discussion with prospect of an early conclusion. Paragraphs not printed agree literally with the corresponding paragraphs of the statutes of Berlin (pp. ff.).

1

This petition must be made jointly for all concerned and must be presented in legal form for all in common.

V. PRIVILEGES OF THE INSTITUTION.

§13. As above, page 136 (Berlin).

VI. PROPERTY OF THE INSTITUTION.

$14. The property of the institution heretofore in its possession shall remain under its control.

The income from its property, in so far as the donors of gifts and legacies have not made other dispositions, shall be applied exclusively in defraying the statutory expenses of the institution. The Bandenhoeck legacy, for the benefit of the six oldest professors' widows, shall not be applied to the fulfillment of the obligations of the institution.

The 170,000 marks resulting from the special gift of the Kalenberg real estate and from the legacy of the widow Bandenhoeck shall be separated from the property of the institution and shall be applied for the benefit of the relicts of teachers of the University of Göttingen in accordance with more detailed provisions to be indicated later on. In applying the revenues of this fund all possible care should be taken to furnish compensation for loss to relicts, to be treated in accordance with §§ 3 to 8, in so far as these should be more favorably situated in certain respects under the statutes heretofore in force.

Allowances assigned to the institution by the State in accordance with provisions for securing the solvency of university institutions for the pensioning of widows and orphans shall be added to the income of the institution from its property.

§15. As above, page 141 (University of Bonn).

VII. ADMINISTRATION OF THE INSTITUTION.

$16. The institution shall be administered by an executive committee, consisting of the prorector and five directors, in accordance with these statutes and in accordance with further detailed provisions to be ordered by the minister of religious, etc., affairs and by the minister of finance, as well as in accordance with instructions of the minister of public, etc., affairs.

In judiciary matters the executive committee shall procure the advice of the university judge.

Reports and orders shall bear the signatures of the prorector and one of the directors.

$17. The care of the funds and of financial affairs lies with the exchequer of the university, under the direction and supervision of the executive committee.

The financial year shall be the year beginning with April 1.

The annual financial report shall be made by the exchequer of the university within six weeks after the close of the year.

$18. The annual financial report shall be received by two auditors under the direction of the executive committee and then forwarded, with the report of the executive committee, to the curator of the university for inspection and final discharge.

$19. As above (Berlin).

$20. The directors and the auditors shall be elected at the regular annual meeting of all members by absolute majority of the votes of those present-the directors for five years, the auditors for one year.

Each faculty shall be represented in the executive committee by one of its members.

Each year, on July 1, one of the directors shall withdraw. Among those elected in the first year the order of withdrawal shall be decided by lot.

Every member of the institution is eligible.

The elected officers shall serve without compensation. Should anyone who shall have served in one of these offices for one term be reelected, he may refuse acceptance whenever there are other members who have not served in this office.

VIII. MEETINGS.

§21. As given above, except the last section, which reads: "Then the meeting shall proceed to the required elections."

$22. As above, page 137, except that the prorector is charged with the call of meetings instead of the rector.

$23. As above, page 137 (Berlin).

IX. AMENDMENTS.

§24. As above, page 137 (Berlin).

X. CONCLUSION.

$25. These statutes shall take effect on April 1, 1889. On this day the statutes. of February 6, 1857, together with their amendments and additions, shall ceaseto have effect in so far as they may not be kept in force by §§ 10 to 12.

In addition to the general provident care on the part of the State, the University of Göttingen enjoys the funds mentioned in §14 of the above statutes of the institution for the care of professors' widows and orphans, as follows:

1. The Bandenhoeck legacy.

This is a gift bequeathed in the year 1787 by the widow Bandenhoeck, amounting at that time to 3,000 thalers gold. The interest (at present 471 marks) is equally distributed among the six oldest professors' widows in accordance with the provisions of the legacy, after deduction of the cost of administration.

2. Auxiliary fund of the institution for the care of professors' widows and orphans.

Distinct from the property of the institution for the care of professors' widows. and orphans of the University of Göttingen, there are furthermore the 170,000marks resulting from the special donation of the Kalenberg estate. The revenues of this are applied, however, also for the benefit of the relicts of teachers. of the University of Göttingen in accordance with the ministerial decree of March 12, 1890 (II. I. 340 II. Aug.) directed to the curator of the university and which is as follows:

"In reply to the acceptable reports of February 8 of the current year, Nos. 515 and 529, I approve the proposition to separate the 11 hypothecated items, amounting in their total to 170,000 marks, together with the interest from April 1, 1889, from the assets of the institution for the care of professors' widows and orphans of Goettingen, and that they be treated and administered hereafter as an auxiliary fund of the institution.

"In accordance with the motion of the executive committee of the institution, I further declare my consent to the proposition that the revenues of this. auxiliary fund until further notice be applied in accordance with the following: directions:

"1. To increase to 1,400 marks the allowances of the actual widows of ordinary professors who may be subject to a reduction in accordance with 84 of the statutes or who may have failed to make the declaration provided in $12.

"2. To increase also to 1,400 marks the pensions of the widows of actual or deceased extraordinary professors belonging to the institution beforeApril 1, 1889, although so great an increase is neither provided for in $14, section 3, of the statutes nor claimable as a legal right.

"3. To grant to full orphans of a family, in so far as they may be the children of deceased professors or of professors belonging to the institution at the time of the adoption of the new statutes, additional allowances increasing the total amount of orphan pension to 1,400 marks, and this until the youngest orphan shall have completed the twentieth year. "On the other hand, I hesitate to approve the proposition to apply at the present time for the increase of pensions the remainder of the auxiliary fund.

"The relicts of teachers of the University of Goettingen are, of course, not excluded from the allowance of pensions from the pension fund provided in chapter 119, section 15a, of the appropriation by the state.

"The claims upon this fund, to be distributed only in the measure of existing

ED 1904 M-10

« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »