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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1614 primarily educational character at the Zoo. The Friends proposed to apply the net income derived from the concessions operations to the furtherance of an educational program at the Zoo. The Friends would install a coin-operated, audio-tour system, operate a tractor train within the Park, and sell food-packages for animal feeding by the visitors. There was discussion of the merit of this proposal and the difficulties of controlling the concessionaire, arising from a dual responsibility within the Park. If not properly controlled, such concessions might detract from the Park itself. The educational aspects, it was the consensus, should not be removed from the control of the Institution as might happen in the case of a legislative authority to operate a noncompetitive concession. On motion by Dr. Haskins, seconded by Dr. Greenewalt and Senator Saltonstall, and carried it was VOTED that the Regents appreciate the interest and many fine contributions of The Friends of the Zoo but after full consideration must advise that they cannot sponsor a proposal for legislation to authorize a privileged concession at the National Zoological Park as proposed by The Friends of the Zoo. REQUEST FROM FREER GALLERY OF ART FOR TRANSFER OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF ART OBJECTS The Secretary reminded the Regents that at the January meeting he had requested the privilege of presenting at the May meeting a request from the Director of the Freer Gallery of Art for a transfer of additional funds. If this request were approved, the sum of $482,843 would remain in accumulated income. The request of the Director is for $50,000 and it is true that Mr. Freer's will provides that accumulated income should be used for the purchase of objects of art. Some unusually fine objects had become available at this time. On motion by Dr. Greenewalt, seconded by Senator Saltonstall and Dr. Fleming, and carried it was VOTED that a sum up to $50,000 in addition to that already approved from the accumulated income of the Freer Fund be made available for the purchase of Oriental objects of art during the fiscal year 1964. STATUS OF APPROPRIATION FOR REMODELING OLD CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION BUILDING The Secretary reported that an appropriation of $5,465,000 for remodeling the old
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