01/06/1919

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 6-7, 1919
 



1-06-1919
Volume OE - Pages 176-183

                         Reno, Nevada
                       January 6, 1919

The last meeting of the Board of Regents for the biennium 1917-18
was called to order at 11:45 A.M., January 6, 1919 in the Office
of the President, Acting Chairman Curler presiding.

The following were present:  Regents Curler, Baker, O'Brien and
Sullivan and the President of the University.  Absent:  Regent
Abel.

It was moved by Regent Baker that the action of the Finance
Committee on December 30, 1918, in various matters be approved
by the Board of Regents (see meeting of December 30, Finance
Committee).  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Had not yet arrived when this vote was
                         taken

It was moved by Regent Baker that the minutes of the meeting of
December 10th and of the Finance Committee of December 30th be
approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Curler           Aye

The President of the University then read to the Board for their
consideration and approval the report sent by Mr. Abel, Chairman,
for the Board of Regents, and also the report of the President
for the biennium ending December 31, 1916.

Dr. Sullivan arrived during this reading and took the Chair.

It was moved by Regent Curler that the biennial report of the
Board of Regents of the University of Nevada for the years 1917-
18, together with the biennial reports of the President and
Comptroller of the University, as required by law, be approved.
Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Curler           Aye

Dr. Sullivan offered a correction to the minutes of the Finance
Committee, which had been approved, and it was moved by Mr.
Curler that the minutes of this meeting of the Finance Committee
on December 30th be reconsidered, and the correction offered by
Dr. Sullivan be approved and the minutes stand as corrected.
Motion carried, all voting aye.

The members of the newly elected Board were presented to the old
Board and the two Boards adjourned to luncheon at the home of
President Clark.

Louise Blaney
Secretary

The organization meeting of the Board of Regents was called to
order at 3 o'clock in the Office of the President of the Univer-
sity of Nevada, Judge Curler presiding.

The following were present:  Regents Mr. W. H. Hood, Mr. Miles E.
North, Judge Curler, Walter E. Pratt and Judge A. E. Cheney, the
latter having been appointed by Governor Boyle in the place of
Mr. J. F. Abel, who had put his resignation in the hands of the
Governor.

Judge Curler placed in nomination as Chairman of the Board for
the coming two years, Judge A. E. Cheney.  Motion was seconded
and by unanimous vote Judge Cheney was declared Chairman of the
Board for the coming biennium.

Judge Cheney thanked the Board for the honor and stated that in
accepting the Chairmanship, it was in view of possible service
to the University in which he had had a keen interest for many
years.

Chairman elect Cheney took the Chair.

The Chairman asked if the Board elected a Secretary at this time
and if so, nominations were in order.

Judge Curler placed in nomination as Secretary of the Board for
the coming two years, Mrs. Louise Blaney.  Nomination seconded
by Mr. Pratt, with motion that Mrs. Blaney be elected as Secre-
tary of the Board of Regents for the coming two years.  Vote
taken, all ayes, and Mrs. Blaney was declared the Secretary of
the Board.

The Chairman then called for nominations for two members of the
Executive Committee.  Regent Pratt put in nomination Mrs. W. H.
Hood and Regent Curler placed in nomination Mr. Miles E. North.
Mr. Curler explained that it was quite necessary that the members
of the Executive Committee should be residents of Reno or near
vicinity, if possible.  There being no other nominations, it was
moved and seconded that Mrs. Hood and Mr. North be the two mem-
bers of the Executive Committee, of which the Chairman of the
Board of Regents was the third member.  Motion carried, all vot-
ing aye.

Discussion arose as to the power and functions of the Executive
Committee and of the Finance Committee of the Board.  It was the
opinion of the older members on the Board that it was advisable
that the members of the Finance Committee should be local resi-
dents, if possible, in order to avoid any possible delay to the
business transactions of the University which might arise if any
member of this Committee needed to be reached for the purpose of
obtaining signatures to checks, warrants or lists of Claims, etc.
Mr. Gorman, Comptroller, was called before the Board to explain
to the members the requirements imposed by State Officers in
Carson as to presentation of Claims, the number of names neces-
sary to appear on lists of Claims, the method of handling of
Claims, how audited, etc.

Following the discussion Chairman Cheney named on the Finance
Committee, Mr. Miles E. North as Chairman, and Mrs. W. H. Hood.

It was moved by Judge Curler that Judge Cheney as Chairman of
the Board of Regents be made a member of the Finance Committee.
On second by Mr. Pratt, motion was duly put and carried and the
Finance Committee of the Board stood, Mr. North, Chairman, Mrs.
Hood and Judge Cheney.

The Chairman asked for an explanation of the duties of the
Property Committee, the Instruction Committee, the Library
Committee and the Student Welfare Committee.  The functions of
the various committees were explained to the Board as the Pres-
ident understood them and the matter discussed.

Following the discussion the Chairman named the further com-
mittees of the Board as follows:

    Property Committee, Judge Curler
    Instruction Committee, Mr. Pratt
    Library Committee, Mrs. Hood
    Student Welfare Committee, Mr. North

The Chairman asked regarding the election of the President and
Comptroller at this time, whether this was a matter to come up
at the present time, if the President should be re-elected at
this time, and if the Comptroller should also be re-elected by
this present Board.  The general matter of tenure of office and
custom in respect to the election or re-election of the Presi-
dent by a new Board was discussed informally and fully.

The following motion was offered by Judge Curler:  That the
action of the former Board relative to the election of Dr. Clark
as President of the University be approved by this present Board
by vote, his election and the terms and conditions of his elec-
tion as determined by the former Board being thus confirmed by
this present Board.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

It was moved by Regent Pratt that Mr. Gorman be named as Treasur-
er and Comptroller of the University until further action by the
Board.  Seconded by Mr. Pratt.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

Mr. Curler gave to Mr. North, Chairman of the Finance Committee,
key to deposit box 192 in the Washoe County Bank, which key had
been sent to him by former Chairman Abel, and asked if Mr. Cheney
and Mr. North would open the box and give a receipt for the con-
tents to Mr. Curler which receipt he wished to forward to Mr.
Abel in Washington.

The matter of the renewal of the bond for the Comptroller was
raised and Mr. Gorman called in to explain the present status
of the bond.  Mr. Gorman stated that the bond was in effect
until February 20th, 1919.

It was moved by Regent Pratt that the bond of the Comptroller
of the University be fixed at $20,000.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President presented to the Board the matter of the employ-
ment of Mr. F. A. Anderson of the Sparks Shop force in the En-
gineering College, being a temporary arrangement during the
absence of Mr. Preston, on leave for war service, and recommend-
ed that Mr. F. A. Anderson be employed to teach on Tuesday and
Thursday of each week, from one to four o'clock as assistant in
the Engineering Department, at a stipend of $6 for each period.

It was moved by Mr. Curler that the recommendation of the Presi-
dent in regard to the employment of Mr. Anderson be approved.
Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

A request was presented from the Artemisia through Mr. H. Bruce,
Business Manager, and Mr. Morris Badt, Editor, asking the Board
of Regents, to subscribe for 100 copies at $2.50 cash.

The President explained to the Board that it had been customary
for the Board of Regents to give this aid to the Artemisia, and
that the books so subscribed for were mailed out to schools and
otherwise and served in this way as advertising matter for the
University.  He also explained that the annual was formerly is-
sued by the Junior Class but now is a student body publication.

It was moved by Regent Pratt, that the Board of Regents sub-
scribe for 100 copies of the Artemisia at the regular price,
not to exceed $2.50 per copy.  Seconded by Regent Curler.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President presented a recommendation from Dr. Records of the
Veterinary Control Service relative to the salary segregation of
Dr. Lockett and Dr. Louck, both of that Department, which ar-
rangement the President recommended should be approved, as fol-
lows:

    1.  That for the year beginning January 1, 1919, Dr. Stephen
        Lockett receive from the Agricultural Extension Division
        the sum of $600 and from the State Veterinary Control
        Service $600 and the latter service to pay not over 1/2
        of his total expenses, the understanding being that Dr.
        Lockett shall receive not to exceed $1300 additional
        salary and the balance of his expenses from the State
        Board of Stock Commissioners.

    2.  That Dr. R. C. Louck be employed as Pathologist in the
        Veterinary Control Service at the rate of $2000 per year
        beginning January 1, 1919, with the understanding that
        his salary, if his services are entirely satisfactory,
        shall be raised to $2200 per year about July 1, 1919.

It was moved by Judge Curler that the recommendation of the Pres-
ident in regard to Dr. Lockett's salary be approved.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

It was moved by Mrs. Hood that the recommendation of the Presi-
dent in regard to Dr. Louck be approved.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President read from a letter from Dr. Romanzo Adams, now on
leave on account of ill health, his thanks to the Board for the
leave so granted.

The President presented for the consideration of the Board the
following matter of University policy:  That at the request of
the student body the Regents, about 2 years ago, set a fee of
$5 per semester to be charged to every student registering in
the University, this fee being paid to the Associated Students
of the University and administered by them, though collected by
the University.

The fee was charged to certain students who register as Visitors.
Most of the Visitors are housewives who desire to attend perhaps
one class.  They were not members of regular classes and thus
received no class privileges in return for the $5 fee which they
paid.  The President explained his hope that the University might
serve a greater number of the women of the community and he felt
that this could be accomplished if the fee of $5 charged all stu-
dents might be omitted in the case of Visitors, and offered this
as a recommendation to the Board.

The question was informally discussed and the consensus of the
opinion was that the President's recommendation should be ap-
proved.

Specifically the President's recommendation was that on page 86
of the catalogue, under paragraph headed "Visitors", that para-
graph should be changed to read, "They shall be enrolled and
shall pay such fees or deposits only as are regularly charged
for late registration and for the courses in which they enroll."

It was moved by Mr. North that the President's recommendation
relative to the $5 being charged Visitors be approved and the
paragraph in the catalogue be changed in accordance with the
recommendation, the remission of fee effective January 1, 1919.
Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Had gone

The standing of the Normal School was discussed informally and
the hope of the President expressed that this Department might
receive such benefits through the Legislature and the University
that it might take its place prominently as one of the Schools
of the University.

The President presented to the Board some of the items of inter-
est which he had received through the reports of the various
Directors of the Public Service Division, in particular the work
of the Boys and Girls Clubs under Miss Johnson.

The President presented a recommendation coming from Miss Sears
of the Department of Home Economics, that Mrs. Hallock Wagner
be employed as a special lecturer on "Mothercraft" and "Care of
Children" for the semester beginning January 1, 1919 and ending
in May 1919, at a stipend of $50 for the series, and recommended
that the appointment be made as requested.

It was moved by Mrs. Hood that the recommendation of the Presi-
dent in regard to the appointment of Mrs. Hallock Wagner be
approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye
    Mr. Curler           Aye

Under recommendations and reports from the Chairman, Judge Cheney
brought up the matter of the law creating the Board of Visitors
and asked that the President make some recommendation as to the
matter of expenses incurred by the members from outside counties,
in particular the traveling expenses which must be borne by the
member.

The Chairman of the Board suggested that such interesting items
as the President had in hand might be well used as newspaper
articles to be sent to the various papers in the State that this
information might be received by the Legislators and others be-
fore the University grants were asked for.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Louise Blaney
Secretary