January 4-5, 1952
Volume 6 - Pages 339-344
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
January 4, 1952
The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Friday, January 4, 1952. The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Ross at 9:50 A.M. Present: Regents Hardy,
Arentz, Crumley, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President Love.
Regent Lombardi was unable to return to Reno because of storms,
but hoped to be present during the day. Reporter Gillis was
1. Previous Meetings
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
of the last regular meeting, October 26-27, 1951 be approved
and that the reading thereof be dispensed with, in view of
the fact that each Regent had received a copy by mail.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the actions
of the Executive Committee be approved by the Board as per
minutes of the meetings of December 6, 1951 and December 13,
1951, and that those minutes be made a part of the permanent
2. Comptroller's Claims
The following claims were approved by the Executive Commit-
tee and now presented for the approval of the Board:
Regents Checks, Nos. 12-49 to 12-66 inclusive for a
total of $153,492.68 for October 1951.
State Claims, Nos. 12-35 to 12-47 inclusive for a
total of $90,949.28 for October 1951.
Regents Checks, Nos. 12-67 to 12-84 inclusive for a
total of $152,365.81 for November 1951.
State Claims, Nos. 12-48 to 12-59 inclusive for a
total of $83,028.51 for November 1951.
Regents Checks, Nos. 12-85 to 12-102 inclusive for a
total of $133,694.17 for December 1951.
State Claims, Nos. 12-60 to 12-71 inclusive for a
total of $90,660.42 for December 1951.
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the claims be
Mr. J. E. Springmeyer came into the meeting at 9:55 A.M. and
remained throughout the day.
3. Comptroller's Report
Mr. Hayden presented a financial report showing Budget
Allotted 7/1/51 to 12/31/51 and Actual Expenditures for
the same period, together with a Statement of Income
4. Heating Plant
Russell Mills met with the Regents at 10 A.M., (a) to dis-
cuss the Heating Plant and (b) to present plans for remodel-
ing Lincoln Hall.
(a) Heating Plant. Report of Heating Plant alterations
under date of November 14, 1951 had previously been
mailed to the Regents for study. Mr. Mills discussed
further his recommendation that separate heating units
be used for groups of buildings, rather than a central
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the Pres-
ident be authorized to proceed with the work of Heating
Plant alterations in accord with the plans outlined by
Mr. Mills as follows:
University of Nevada Heating System - Covering proposed
recomposition of certain selected Heating Plant instal-
1. Lincoln Hall and Hospital
Existing buildings are now heated from the central
plant using hot water. Lincoln Hall will be com-
pletely modernized with two adequate inside fire-
proof stairs. In this connection new and more
efficient convection radiation will be installed
using steam. The Hospital has water type cast iron
radiation, but the total heating load is small.
We recommend that in the process of Lincoln Hall
alternation sufficient space be acquired in the
basement to install a new steam boiler and domestic
hot water tank and heat exchange, building new flue
or stack and completely fireproofing the space.
Concurrently and with the thought to effect a sav-
ing in expense, we propose to retain the hot water
radiation in the Hospital as no alterations are to
be made at this time.
Steam lines will be extended from Lincoln Hall
boiler room and a heat exchanger or convector will
be installed to supply hot water heating to the
Hospital. Reconversion can be made without much
expense in the future.
The estimated total heat load deducted from central
plant will be 30 horse power.
2. Artemisia Hall, Dining Room and Manzanita Hall
Owing to the complex piping of these buildings as
they exist and the possibility that at some future
time Manzanita Hall may be modernized commensurate
with Lincoln Hall, changing the radiation from hot
water to steam would be justified.
Evidence of much expense also, would be involved to
change the piping and radiation in Artemisia Hall.
Our recommendation to isolate this group from the
central plant would be as follows:
Extend the existing boiler room recently erect-
ed to accommodate the kitchen boiler and the
two boilers for the Dormitories' domestic hot
water. This new edition would be centrally
located, an advantage in this instance for
Proposed for the new addition would be one or two
standard steam boilers, pumps and induced draft
equipment, automatic oil burners and a larger size
oil storage tank. The architectural features would
match the existing unit. A short stack about five
feet high projecting from the roof would not be
unsightly and since induced draft would be incor-
porated in the smoke breeching a considerable sav-
ing would be effected. Without this equipment a
new 40 or 50 foot chimney would be necessary and
again here there would be a dearth of smoke using
Steam lines would be extended to Artemisia and
Manzanita with heat exchangers to furnish hot
water to the 3 buildings. Reconversion then can
be accomplished at any time with minimum of ex-
penses, without any change to the Heating Plant.
The total connected heating load would be reduced
by 70 horse power.
3. New Engineering Building and Temporary Classrooms
The present steel tropical hospital units now used
for temporary classrooms are heated with high
pressure steam being reduced at each building to
low pressure, and thence through composite convec-
tor radiation in each room. The steam is supplied
by two outmoded boilers in a specially constructed
The new Engineering building is heated from the
central Heating Plant by steam. In this instance,
the radiation in the building is adequate. We
would recommend that both boilers together with
return pump and other appurtenances be removed
from the Quonset hut and one new standard make
low pressure steam boiler be installed instead.
This boiler should be automatic in operation and
be equipped with a standard oil burner induced
draft equipment and a new condensation pump.
The new Engineering building can be separated from
the central plant and connected to this new boiler
at minimum cost. The classroom buildings would
require some change in piping and all reducing
This installation would simplify and reduce main-
tenance markedly. The total load in this connec-
tion, which does not include classrooms, removed
from the central plant would be 60 horse power.
The oil tank for the installation is on the site
but not placed. There is also one 60 H. P. high
pressure non-standard "package" boiler in the
basement corridor of the new Engineering building
which can be disposed of.
The above recommendation has been made in the
interest of economy and coordinated with the
thought that the Agricultural building when con-
structed, in the future would be the distribution
point for the proposed classroom building and the
Engineering building, and at that time the boiler
and equipment would be moved to the new building.
4. Central Heating Plant
Since 160 horse power would be separated from the
central plant, two 250 H. P. boilers will furnish
heat for the remaining building in the central
group. Here again, in the interest of economy,
hot water heating must be retained, and it will be
necessary only to reconvert the piping to Mackay
Science Hall for hot water.
We recommend that the one old steam boiler and the
condemned steam boiler be removed and replaced with
a new 250 H. P. unit similar to the one now in use.
The smoke stacks are adequate and there is ample
space for the installation of the new equipment.
The new unit would be water type for 125 lbs. work-
ing pressure and will be connected into the present
lines. The hot water convector in the Mackay Sci-
ence Hall would be removed and the building then
connected to the new plant.
There is a new Johnston 250 H. P. boiler on the
site, purchased for the central plant, but which
should be disposed of owing to its inadequacy.
About 60 lb. pressure or more is required to force
the hot water through the mains which is about City
water pressure, but the aforementioned boiler is
rated at 30 lbs. working pressure and would be
In order of importance and to implement the course
of work to reduce the central plant to minimum
capacity the following sequence of work is recom-
1. Conversion of Lincoln Hall and Hospital to
steam and disconnect from the central plant.
Plans for this work are nearly completed as
of this date.
2. Install new steam plant for Manzanita and
Artemisia and Dining Halls and disconnect from
3. New steam boiler for classrooms and connect
Engineering building thereto.
4. Central plant conversion changing Mackay Sci-
ence Hall piping, and abandoning piping to
projects 1, 2 and 3 above.
Signed: Date: November 14, 1951
/s/ Russell Mills
Architect and Engineer
/s/ S. R. Sgymanski
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that a thorough
investigation be made in connection with the Johnston
boiler to see if there is a possibility of utilizing
it, and that a report be made to the Regents at a later
date, stating reasons, if any, for not using it.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the
water heating installation in Lincoln Hall be studied
to determine cost and desirability of installation of
separate hot water heater at some future time.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that Mr. Horn
be consulted regarding his experiences with the Dutton
boiler, to determine what the difficulties are, and
that those difficulties be studied.
(b) Lincoln Hall. Mr. Mills presented plans for remodeling
Lincoln Hall and discussed them with the Regents.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the Pres-
ident be authorized to proceed with the work in Lincoln
Hall according to the plans, and that he advertise for
bids as soon as the plans and specifications are com-
The meeting recessed at 12:20 noon for luncheon in the Presi-
The recessed meeting was called to order in the President's of-
fice at 1:40 P.M. Present: Regents Hardy, Arentz, Crumley,
Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President Love. Mr. Gillis and Mr.
Springmeyer were also present.
5. Personnel Recommendations
(a) The resignation of Dr. Ernest L. Inwood, Professor in
the Department of Economics, Business and Sociology,
effective at the end of the current semester, in order
that he may accept a post with the U. S. State Depart-
(b) Reappointment of A. J. Palmer, Jr. to teach Geography
in the Las Vegas Branch program at a salary of $750 for
the Spring semester 1952.
(c) Reappointment of Mrs. Lee Pivornick to teach French in
the Las Vegas Branch program at a salary of $750 for
the Spring semester 1952.
(d) Reappointment with tenure, effective July 1, 1952, of
the following faculty members:
Russell R. Elliott, Assistant Professor of History
and Political Science
Thomas M. Little, Assistant Professor of Biology
and Animal Husbandry
John A. Bonell, Assistant Professor of Civil
E. Richard Larson, Assistant Professor of Geography
(e) Appointment of Thomas W. Kennelly as Lecturer in Psy-
chology on a part time basis at a salary of $300 for
the Spring semester 1952.
(f) Appointment of Dr. Francis Norton Neville, Jr. as
Associate Veterinarian in the Department of Veterinary
Science of the Agricultural Experiment Station, effec-
tive March 1, 1952, at a salary of $6000 per year, in
the place of Dr. L. R. Vawter.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that these recom-
mendations, (a) through (f), be approved.
6. Report on Gifts
The following gifts have been received and acknowledged:
(a) Mr. Lyle Ball of the Ball Sign Company returned a Uni-
versity check in the amount of $75 which had been paid
to him for printing Buck-of-the-Month cards. This was
credited back to the Alumni Fund.
(b) Mr. Charles Mapes cancelled the charge against the Uni-
versity for rental of the Fable Room on October 27.
This was for the Homecoming Dance.
(c) Mrs. Edward North of Los Angeles sent her annual
Christmas gift to the Student Union Building Fund - $10
in memory of her son, Edward Guy North, who was a stu-
dent at the University of evada.
(d) The Standard Oil Company of California has furnished
our Music Department with records of the 1950-51 radio
broadcasts of the Standard Oil Company.
(e) The Emporium of Music and the Modern Music Center co-
sponsored the newspaper announcement of "The Messiah".
(f) A check in the amount of $100 was received from A.
Carlisle and Company to be used as a scholarship for
Carol Rae, Reno High School student who won the Nevada
Day Poster Contest. A check in the amount of $50 has
been received from the Reno Elks Club for a scholarship
for Barbara Scruggs of Sparks High School who won 2nd
place in the Nevada Day Poster Contest.
(g) Two checks, each in the amount of $500, have been re-
ceived from the estate of Helena E. Joy, deceased. One
check was a bequest to the Normal Department of the
University of Nevada. Both have been credited to the
General Endowment Fund.
(h) Dr. Paul Jensen has given the University two boxes of
slides of University scenes.
(i) The Block N Society of the University of Nevada paid
for repairs to the boxing ring and purchased canvas for
the floor, as a gift to the University.
(j) The Sears Roebuck Foundation is giving $1600 for the
purchase of cattle for the cattle breeding program.
7. Report on Correspondence
The following notes of appreciation have been received:
(a) The Board of Trustees of Reno School District desires
to express its deep gratitude to the University for
its fine gift of trees to enhance the beauty of our
new Reno High School.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Gordon R. Thompson
Clerk, Board of Trustees
(b) Your kind expression of sympathy is gratefully acknow-
ledged and deeply appreciated. The red roses were
beautiful. Please express our appreciation to the
other members of the Board.
/s/ Prof. and Mrs. C. C. Smith
(c) Your kind expression of sympathy is gratefully acknow-
leged and deeply appreciated.
/s/ Thelma and Ray
Barbara and Jerry
(d) Your kindness and sympathy is more deeply appreciated
than any words of thanks can ever express. Donna would
appreciate your thoughtfulness.
/s/ Mr. and Mrs. Batt
8. Organization Chart showing "Outline of University of Nevada
Organization" was distributed. (Filed with permanent min-
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the chart be
9. Library Advisory Committee
The President presented a plan for the appointment of a
Citizens Library Advisory Committee.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
be authorized to proceed with the appointment of such a
10. Student Union Building
A report of the Student Committee on the Student Union
Building, headed by Leonard Savage, was presented. The
report was accepted and the Secretary instructed to write
a note of appreciation to the Committee for the work they
11. Reno Bowl
A letter from William Brussard, General Manager Reno Chamber
of Commerce, was presented which states:
At the suggestion of the Washoe County Commissioners and
Toiyable Forest officials, the Reno Chamber of Commerce
is forming a non-profit corporation to be known as the
Reno Bowl Recreation Association. The primary purpose
of this corporation will be to develop the so-called
"Reno Bowl" area on Slide Mountain, Washoe County,
Nevada, as a year-round recreational area for use by the
general public. This corporation will be in effect the
planning and administrative body for the Washoe County
Commissioners and Toiyable National Forest Service of-
ficials in connection with the development project.
The Regents were asked to designate a Trustee to serve with
the Association, as provided in the Articles of Incorpora-
One of the said Trustees shall be chosen by the Board of
Regents of the University of Nevada.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
be authorized to look into the matter further and to make
12. Sheeketski Contract
Mr. Ross referred to the letter from Mr. Furrh, Attorney for
Mr. Sheeketski, copy of which had been mailed to each Re-
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that in view of
the fact that a full Board is not present at the current
meeting and in view of the fact that conclusive opinions
have not yet been received from the Attorney General, no
action on this matter be taken at this time.
The Secretary was instructed to notify Mr. Furrh that all
members of the Board were not present and that his letter
would be considered at the next meeting at which there is
a full Board.
13. Regent's Signature
In the absence of Chairman Ross, Vice Chairman Newton
Crumley was designated to sign Regents checks, and the
Comptroller was instructed to secure a signature card from
the bank for this purpose.
The next meeting is to be held in March at the call of the Chair-
The meeting adjourned at 3:05 P.M.