UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 2-3, 1923

Volume OE - Pages 338-339

                         Reno, Nevada
                       January 2, 1923

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 10
o'clock Tuesday morning January 2, 1923.  There were present
Regents Pratt, Hood, Talbot and Williams, and President Clark.

Mrs. Hood nominated Mr. Pratt as Chairman of the Board of Re-
gents.  There were no other nominations.

Judge Talbot moved that Mr. Pratt be elected Chairman of this
Board.  Regent Williams seconded the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Mrs. Hood moved that Judge Talbot be made Vice Chairman of the
Board.  Mr. Williams seconded the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

The Chair appointed the following committees:

    Committee on Bylaws - Regents Talbot and Williams

    Finance Committee - Regents Talbot, Hood and Williams

    Property Committee - Regent Talbot

    Instruction Committee - Regent North

    Library Committee - Regent Williams

    Student Welfare Committee - Mrs. Hood

Regent Williams moved that President Clark be authorized to act
at his own discretion in requesting of the Legislature a bond
issue of $150,000 for a Science Hall in which to house the De-
partments of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Recessed until 6:45 P.M.

At the evening meeting Judge Talbot presented to the Board a
unique gift from Mrs. Julia Mayhugh of Elko.  The gift is the
original contract for the erection of the first University
building at Elko, the consideration being $10,000 and the com-
pletion date being February 15, 1874.  The contract is written
in ink by the hand of Judge R. R. Bigelow, an attorney of Elko
who afterward became Justice of the Supreme Court of this State.
Mrs. Mayhugh also gave a copy of the Regents' Report of the year
1881.  These gifts are of historical value to the University.

President Clark was requested to express the Regents' apprecia-
tion of this fine gift to Mrs. Mayhugh.

After a discussion of the offer of the Episcopalian Vestry to
give the University first option on its property at the corner
of Fifth and Sierra Streets which is now used by the State
Hygienic Laboratory, the sale price being $10,000, Regent
Williams moved that the President be instructed to confer with
the Vestry of the Episcopal Church with a view to learning the
terms upon which the parish property might be purchased by the
University.  His report on findings is to be submitted at the
February meeting of the Board.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Followed a full discussion of the University Farm matters, re-
ceipts, expenditures and inventories being given consideration.


                             Walter E. Pratt

Carolyn M. Beckwith