49 [Meeting held at Exchange Hotel, Liverpool, Friday, June 16, 1944] Present:- Messrs W. C. Gibbins (Chair), E. Green, G. Evans J. P., W. R. Williams, R. R. Turnbull, R. E. Searle C. C. & Secy. Letters apologising for absence, were read from Mr. W. C. Cuff, Dr. C. S. Baxter & Capt. T. Percy. Minutes Minutes of Meeting of May 23, were read & confirmed. Finance Bank Balance £24,713.3.7 Dr. A.G.M. It was decided that Messrs Gibbins & Williams respectively propose & second the deferment of a payment of dividend. Aitken (Airdrie) Messrs Turnbull & Secy. gave favourable Smith (Hibs) &c. reports of Aitken, I. R., 23, 5'10"; Gordon Smith, a brilliant O. R.; Govan, R. B. (Hibs) youthful, tall & accurate; & Bogan(Hibs) C. F. 18 yrs. old, & speedy. Secy. recommended the following young players who had played at Arbroath:- Hills (Fulham) C. H.; Wood (Halifax) R. B.; Lumby (Leeds) L. H.; Green (Aberdeen) O. R.; Steel (Morton) I. R.; Julieson (Huddersfield) C .F.; and particularly an older I. L., a Norwegian named Karlson at present playing for Dundee Utd. T. L. Brown(17/4/21) After Leaving the Secy.'s report on his inquiries regarding this ex Hearts left half, it was decided not to pursue the signing of this player. F.A. Repres'tive Correspondence was read from the Cheshire (Div. 3) County F.A. & Chester F.C. whereby it was noted that Mr. H. Mansley had been nominated for the vacancy. W. Summer The Board heard with regret of the death in a flying accident of this promising amateur outside right. A suitable letter had been sent to the parents.