January 2-3, 1917
1-02-1917 Volume OE - Pages 3-5 Reno, Nevada January 2, 1917 The organization meeting of the Board of Regents of the Univer- sity of Nevada was held in the Office of the President, Tuesday, January second, 1917, at 12 P.M. Members present: Mrs. Edna C. Baker, Mr. J. W. O'Brien, Dr. J. J. Sullivan, Mr. J. F. Abel and Mr. B. F. Curler. It was moved by Regent Curler, seconded by Regent Baker, that the Board proceed with the election of a Chairman and a Secretary of the Board. Regent Curler nominated J. F. Abel as Chairman of the Board; nomination seconded by Regent Baker. No further nominations were made and Mr. Abel was elected Chairman of the Board for the en- suing two years. Regent O'Brien nominated Mr. George H. Taylor as Secretary; nom- ination seconded by Regent Sullivan. Mr. Taylor was unanimously elected Secretary of the Board. The Board took a recess until 2:30 P.M. The adjourned meeting of the Board of Regents met at 3 o'clock in the Office of the President of the University. Present: Regents Baker, Curler, Sullivan, O'Brien, Chairman Abel and President Hendrick. The Board proceeded to the filling of the Committees of the Board. For members of the Executive Committee, Regent Curler nominated Mrs. Edna C. Baker and Regent O'Brien nominated Mr. J. J. Sulli- van. It was moved by Regent Curler that Mrs. Baker and Dr. Sullivan be elected two members of the Executive Committee by acclamation. Motion was seconded by Regent O'Brien. All voted aye. Chairman Abel appointed the following named Committees: Finance: Mrs. Edna C. Baker, Mr. J. W. O'Brien, Mr. B. F. Curler Instruction: Mr. J. W. O'Brien Student Welfare: Dr. J. J. Sullivan Property: Mr. B. F. Curler Library: Mrs. Edna C. Baker The request of Captain Mc Clure for the installing of an indoor shooting gallery in the basement of Lincoln Hall was presented. It was moved by Regent Curler and seconded by Regent O'Brien that the request be granted. Motion was carried. President Hendrick announced that Mrs. W. A. Clark Jr., of Los Angeles had given to the University a scholarship of $250 annual- ly during her lifetime, the same to be named the "Catherine Hays Mc Manus Scholarship", after her mother, and to be presented al- ternately to a boy and then a girl. It was moved by Regent Curler that the Chairman appoint a Com- mittee of the Board to act in conjunction with the President to draw a resolution accepting the scholarship and expressing to Mrs. Clark the thanks and appreciation of the University for the gift. The motion carried. The Chairman appointed Regent Curler a Committee of one to draw the resolution. The President presented the request of the S. P. L. A. & S. L. Railway, through Mr. Douglas White, that the University of Nevada join with the road in a demonstration train. The matter was dis- cussed and laid over until January 3rd for conference with Di- rector Norcross of the Agricultural Extension Division. President Hendrick presented a communication from Joe Mc Donald, Graduate Manager, on behalf of the Associated Students, asking that the Board of Regents assume an old bill due Spalding Bros., San Francisco, for $496.88, which was laid over from the meeting of December 28. It was moved by Regent Curler that the request be denied. Record vote taken as follows: Dr. Sullivan Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye President Hendrick presented the matter of a possible contract with Faber and Mc Farland, successors to the J. I. Allenbach Fuel Co., for oil for the University at 5 cents per gallon, de- livered. The Board instructed the President to notify the Oil Company that the University did not wish at this time to contract for oil. The President presented a communication from Mr. J. W. Robeson, Night Watchman, asking for an increase in salary. The matter was held over until the matter of increase in salaries was taken up. The President brought before the Board the question of raising the price of board at the University Dining Hall, as the Dining Hall was now losing from $400 to $500 per month, having lost $1500 thus far in the school year. Matter was discussed and held over. The Board adjourned at 5:15 to meet at 10 A.M., January 3.