January 4-5, 1915
1-04-1915 Volume OD - Pages 543-556 Reno, Nevada January 4, 1915 The Regents met at their Office at 10 A.M. Monday, January 4, 1915. Present were Regents Reid, Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Henderson, President Hendrick and Secretary Taylor. The minutes of the meeting of December 14, 1914 were read and approved. Director S. B. Doten of the Experiment Station was asked to ap- pear before the Board and report his visit to Washington. He appeared and made a statement of his trip to Washington and his discussion with Dr. Allen, Assistant Director of the Office of Experiment Stations. Under the heading of business arising out of the minutes of the meeting of December 14, the President presented some corres- pondence he had with Dr. George Ordahl, advising that he had presented his resignation from the Professorship of Education and Psychology in the University of Nevada, conditioned upon his leave of absence salary being paid in full to September 1, 1915. Motion made by Henderson, seconded and carried, that the Regents accept the resignation of Dr. George Ordahl as presented to the President and his leave of absence salary be paid in full to September 1, 1915. The President presented a letter from Dean Scrugham concerning the filling of the Instructorship that was lately held by Mr. George D. Powers. Motion made by Codd, seconded by Pratt, that the President ask Mr. Powers to present his resignation, effec- tive July 1, 1915. Motion made and seconded that for the month of January, Mr. Palmer be tentatively appointed at a salary of $125, and that the President be directed to fill the position as soon as possible with an Instructor who might become a per- manent Instructor. Permission was granted Professor Jones to give a lecture at the University of California provided a Pro- fessor of equal rank of that institution be loaned by the Uni- versity of California for a lecture here. The President presented a telegram of New Year's congratulations from Mr. Mackay, as follows: President Hendrick, I wish you and my friends at the University a very Happy Christmas and a Properous 1915. Motion was made by Codd, seconded by Pratt, that the recommenda- tion of President Hendrick of Mr. E. Harold Mosher to be In- structor in the Department of Chemistry be confirmed, salary to be $1200 per annum, engagement to expire July 1, 1915, unless renewed by the Board of Regents. Motion made by Henderson, seconded by Pratt, that the recommendation of the President of James A. Nyswander, as Instructor in the Department of Mathe- matics be confirmed, salary $1200 per annum, engagement to ex- pire July 1, 1915, unless renewed by the Board of Regents. Motion by Codd, seconded by Pratt, that the recommendation of the President that the Comptroller be authorized to employ in his office an assistant, which position will be temporary for two weeks, and if satisfactory, to give employment continuously at $100 per month, appointment to take effect at once. Recom- mendation that Mr. James T. Collins be appointed was confirmed. Motion made by Codd, seconded by O'Brien, that the Regents designate the official who shall have the exercise of the frank- ing privilege under the Smith-Lever Act, shall be the Director of Extension in the University of Nevada. Motion by Henderson, seconded by Codd, that the President be authorized to enter into negotiations with Professor E. A. Howes of Vermilion, Alberta, Canada, with a view of securing his services for the University of Nevada as Director of Exten- sion Department, that the President be authorized to set his salary at $3000 per year. Motion by Codd, seconded by Henderson, that the Comptroller be authorized, out of any funds available, to take up the note of $500 with interest now held by the Washoe County Bank, which note was made to cover the expenses of the late Dr. Stubbs, which expenses were authorized by the Board of Regents; the fund used to be reimbursed out of State funds as soon as they become available. The President read his biennial report, together with the re- ports of the Heads of the Departments and the Deans of the Col- leges, and of the various Heads of the Public Service Depart- ments of the University. Upon motion made by Codd, seconded by Pratt, the report was received, approved and adopted. The Chairman, Dr. Reid, presented a tentative report of the Board of Regents which was discussed, and upon motion, duly made and seconded, it was resolved that the report in some parts be rewritten, copy to be made and sent to the Board of Regents for their approval before it is printed. The Board next discussed the matter of what the Board should ask of the Legislature for the support of the Departments of the Uni- versity other than amount which is covered by the eight (8) cent rate. Motion by Codd, seconded by Henderson, it was resolved to ask the Legislature for $40,000 to cover the expenses of the Public Service Divisions of the University for the years 1915 and 1916; that the policy recommended by the President to con- solidate the various Public Service Bureaus of the University into one Department, supported by one fund, be adopted, and that this Department be known as the "Public Service Department" of the University. Motion by Henderson, seconded and duly carried that the Regents request of the Legislature appropriation of dollars for the purpose of meeting the Federal law under which the University is now receiving donations for the assistance of its various Depart- ments in Agriculture, and that Regent Henderson be appointed a committee of one to prepare the law which should be passed in conformity with this resolution. Motion by Henderson, seconded and duly carried, it was resolved to ask of the Legislature an appropriation of $70,000 for the purchase of a College Farm and for buildings and equipment there- on. Some discussion took place in the Board of Regents as to the amount of money which should be asked for a College of Agricul- ture building. Motion by Henderson, seconded and duly carried, it was resolved to ask of the Legislature an appropriation of not less than $120,000. Motion was made, seconded and carried, that the Regents request of the Legislature an appropriation of $10,000 to cover the purchase price of the President's House. Motion made and carried that the Regents ask of the Legislature an appropriation to cover improvements to the buildings and grounds and repairs to the equipment within the buildings. At this point the President was asked to withdraw. Motion made by Henderson, seconded by Pratt, that the Comptroller be in- structed to pay out of any available funds the entire moving ex- penses of the President and his family. Upon motion the Board adjourned. Charles B. Henderson Chairman Geo. H. Taylor Secretary January 4, 1915 Regents Office The New Board of Regents elected to serve the biennial 1915 and 1916 met in the Office of the Board of Regents, this date, and proceeded to organize. Mr. Charles B. Henderson was unanimously elected Chairman, Mr. George H. Taylor, Secretary, and Mr. Charles H. Gorman, Assistant Secretary. There being no business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet on February 5, 1915. Members present: Regents Codd, O'Brien, Henderson, Pratt and President Hendrick. Absent: Regent Sullivan. The new members of the Board presented their credentials to office. Charles B. Henderson Chairman Geo. H. Taylor Secretary Summary of 1914 Regents Meetings Page Meeting of January 8, 1914 Offer made to Professor Howes to return 493 Installation of Fess burner referred " Bids Fuel Oil Co. referred " Advertising for Safety First recommended " Allowance for Safety First Banquet " Advertising Winter Course in Dairying " Pay Bishop Hughes $50 for Lincoln Address 494 Receipt of passes acknowledged " Mr. Weinstock address - Washington's birthday " Various increases in salary " Sadie Frandsen be engaged " Carl Milentz employed for Short Course 495 Cheney, Downer & Price $50, paid " Head Janitor appointed " Howe Scholarship adjusted " Ann Arbor Glee Club pro rata " Investigate University Bonds at Carson, Committee " Graduates, first semester 1913-14 " Meeting of January 15, 1914 Purchase of land from Mrs. Evans 496 Repairs to roofs on various buildings " Work authorized to complete Library " Apparatus for Chemistry building authorized " Fess Burner in Mechanical building authorized " Loans for needy students authorized " Salary of Mr. Murdock from A & M " Sell old piano for $30 " Meeting of February 6, 1914 Mr. Henderson added to Evans Land Committee 497 Increase of salaries laid over " Salary of Captain Applewhite " Library authorizations to complete 498 Floor in Gymnasium order put in shape " Resolutions regarding right of President & faculty to enter into matters outside of the University and not connected therewith " Meeting of March 4, 1914 Comptroller's report on 90,000 Acre Grant 499 Letter to Attorney General in respect to bonds 500 Dr. Mark Boyd appointed " Dr. Johnstone resigns " Plans for Summer School ordered completed " Dr. Ordahl be granted leave of absence 501 Date for the University calendar, opening " Appointment of Miss Florence Mc Gavic " Article in Sunset Magazine, 100 copies ordered " Authorizing printing of Safety First proceedings " Two shower baths, Department Physical Ed. Men " Committee for planting trees rear of Lincoln Hall " Visting of Schools authorized " Repairs to roof of Mackay Mining School " Form for Department letter heads, no names " Orr Ditch repairs, confer with Mr. Gault " Purchase of seismograph authorized 502 Library building ordered completed " Committee appointed to visit eastern Colleges " T. W. Clark made assistant in Animal Husbandry " Recommendations of Finance Committee approved " Mr. Lynch in charge of University pond No increase of salary for M. B. Kennedy Miss Sissa be increased to $100 Sadie Frandsen be employed V. E. Scott be given increase Cadet Battalion be allowed to visit Panama Exposition Quarterly bulletins be authorized No recognition of Mr. Dinsmore receiving $50 for milk inspection All increases be made at end of fiscal year Budget for year to June 30, 1914 504-11 Meeting of April 1, 1914 Selection of third member to visit east 512 Sending Mr. Layman to Library Association " Letter from Mrs. Gignoux " Letter from Mrs. Vanderbilt " Letter from Mr. Sproule " Plans for Orr Ditch laid over " Resignation of President " Resolutions regarding resignation " Resolutions regarding new President " Resolutions regarding abolishment of Vice President and creating a Dean of the Faculties 513 Using the name of the University for organizations as Suffrage League " University subscribe for 500 copies of annual " $10 per month to George Wharton James for 1 year " Mr. Dinsmore's report, deputies for his work, etc. 514 Meeting of June 2, 1914 Board of Visitors to meet the Regents 515 Mr. Gorman be elected Treasurer of University " Prof. Wright declined the position in Animal Husb. 516 Letter from Miss Martin, discrimination against the Suffrage League " Offer made to F. W. Wilson in Animal Husbandry " Extension work, take steps to carry out " Try to hold Mr. Elliott " Deficiency fund to purchase Evans land " Change of Insurance 517 Purchase of Fire Extinguishers " Candidates for graduation, 1914 " Mrs. Wagner get $150 for Music Summer School 518 Frank Bannigan appointed assistant in Chemistry " Miss Wygals board allowed " Resolutions on Death of President Stubbs " Oath of Office of employees be filed " No credit extended by Dining Hall " Meeting of June 15, 1914 Appointment of Deans 519 Permission given to use Mackay Field for Moose Eagle Carnival " Memorial page in catalogue for President " Cards be sent out announcing death of President 520 Invite Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows to visit the University " Rugs for Mrs. Kay's room " Two weeks vacation on pay for employees of University be allowed " Night Watchman " Write to Professor Thompson " Meeting of July 10, 1914 Appointment of Lincoln, Wilson, Roseman, Lehenbauer 521 $4000 set aside to buy stock 522 Tentative Smith-Lever Plan " Promotions - Thompson, Hill, Jones, Bardenwerper " Night Watchman appointed 523 Secure a Director Physical Training Men " History fees referred to Acting President " Allowance of traveling expenses for F. W. Wilson " Sunset Magazine bill allowed " Letter to Miss Ann Martin " Meeting of July 11, 1914 Purchase of land from Mrs. Evans authorized 525 Course of study be approved as approved by Deans and Acting President " More land for College of Agriculture " Option on Wheeler Farm " Dean of Faculties be abolished and Vice President be created " File of students from date of graduation 526 Salary of Richard Brown " Audit of books authorized " Meeting of July 15, 1914 Necessary repair work to buildings authorized 527 Salary Mrs. Blaney, $100 per month " Metal lockers for Department of Military Science " First Aid and Field Rescue Meet for Labor Day " Changes in salaries, 18 names " Bill of City Engineer Meskimons for inspection of Lincoln Hall after earthquake " Meeting of September 9, 1914 Registration of Fall term 529 Vote of thanks to Goldfield Consolidated " Appointment of Miss Norma J. Davis, Home Economics " Appointment of Jerome B. Frisbee " Resolutions regarding letter written by Gordon H. True 530 Election of President Hendrick " Salary of Miss Pollock 531 Salary of George Schweiss " Pension matter for Mrs. Stubbs " Rental of house to new President " Telegram from Mr. Henderson, absent at meeting " Matter of Industrial Insurance Comptroller to take up " Meeting of September 14, 1914 Matter of house for President 532 Estimate of repairs on Stubbs house " Suitable man for Secretary to the President " Meeting of October 21, 1914 Telegram from Mr. Mackay on election of President 533 Bliss and Faville as University Architects " Certain members to attend eastern conventions " Mackay School of Mines taken out of Engineering College and made a separate organization " Resolution to withhold money for purchase of stock " Resolution for establishment of Normal School 534 President see Dr. Ordahl and take what action he thinks wise 535 Prohibiting members of the faculty to act in other capacities " Comptroller be authorized to make abstract of lands " Sagebrush to distribute 250 copies of same to High Schools " Resignation of S. E. Ross be accepted 536 Bid of Allenbach Co. for oil be accepted " Meeting of December 14, 1914 Engagement of Bliss & Faville as University Architects authorized 537 Regarding leave of absence of Dr. Ordahl be extended to September " Confirmation of appointments of Dr. Records, Dr. Lockett, assistants in Dr. Mack's Department 537-8 $16 be charged for board in Dining Hall 538 Dr. Romanzo Adams complete monograph but not on University time " Guarantee of debating society expenses " Mr. Glascock Coach for second semester " Leave for Dr. Mack 539 Assistant in Mechanical Engineering Department " President's budget explained and approved " Dean Scrugham's plan for experiment in Engineering approved 540 Professor Lincoln be loaned to California " Mr. Paul Gaston to audit books " Public Service Department of the University " Regents carry an appropriation for a College Farm " Mr. Scrugham proceed with Efficiency and Welfare Congress " Report of Director Doten held over 541 Meeting of January 4, 1915 Mr. Doten made his report of visit east 543 Dr. Ordahl's resignation presented and motion made to accept " Filling of Mr. Power's place left with President " Mr. Palmer appointed for January " Permission given Professor Jones to give a lecture at the University of California 544 Telegram from Mr. Mackay, New Year's " Mr. Mosher's appointment confirmed " Mr. Collin's appointment confirmed as assistant in Mr. Gorman's office 545 Franking privilege - Director of Extension " Offer position as Director of Extension to Mr. Howes " Authorization to take up note of $500 " President's report accepted " Chairman of the Board's report 546 Discussion of what the Board should ask from the " Legislature for the biennial " Public Service appropriation needed " Appropriation to meet the requirements of the Smith-Lever Bill " Appropriation for College Farm and Agricultural building 547 President's house, clearing of title " Repairs to buildings, etc. " Pay the expenses of the President, moving "