01/07/1944

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 7-8, 1944 



1-07-1944
Volume 5 - Pages 388-399

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 7-8, 1944

The regular January meeting of the Board of Regents of the Uni-
versity of Nevada was called to order January 7, 1944 at 10:00
A.M..  Present:  Regents Mc Namee, Sheerin, Sirkegian, Wardin and
Chairman Ross.

The Board went into Executive Session to consider the names of
candidates for the Presidency of the University.

At 11:45 A.M. the Board took a recess until 1:30 P.M. the same
day in order to have luncheon with the Army Air Force in the Uni-
versity Dining Hall.  It resumed its Executive Session at 1:30
P.M.

The Board returned to open session at 3:30 P.M. January 7, 1944.
President:  Regents Mc Namee, Sheerin, Sirkegian, Wardin, Ross
and Acting President Gorman.

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the minutes of the meeting of October 2,
1943 be approved.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President reported on the financial condition of the Uni-
versity explaining that the University, in December of any year,
should have all bills paid and the December tax collections in-
tact.  These December taxes are necessary to support the Univer-
sity until the next taxes are received in March.  Great savings
have resulted this year due to:

1.  Absence of many on leave.
2.  Allocation of salaries to Army Contract funds usually paid
    from State Funds.
3.  Much smaller Departmental needs owing to small civilian stu-
    dent enrollment.

These conditons have enabled us to close our accounts on December
31, 1943, with unexpended funds or surplus funds of approximately
$80,000 in our General Fund with the December taxes intact.  In
addition to this sum there is approximately $10,000 (normally
paid in salaries) available in the Morrill-Nelson (Federal) Fund
for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the Departments in
the Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Tabulation of salries paid by other Land-Grant Colleges was pre-
sented to the Board, showing the following averages:  (42 schools
reporting)

                                             High        Low

    Deans                                 $6,627.41   $4,997.81
    Professors - Department Heads          5,324.54    3,540.51
    Professors - Others                    5,009.23    3,269.60
    Associate Professors                   3,987.74    2,809.38
    Assistant Professors                   3,315.71    2,244.41
    Instructors                            2,665.86    2,658.00

A study of the tabulation showed:

1.  The trend is towards bracketing salaries for each rank not-
    withstanding the fact that but few Colleges have done so to
    date.

2.  That considerable advance in salaries has been made in other
    Colleges since 1936, the date of the last tabulation by the
    U. S. Department of Agricuture.

3.  In some cases Heads of Departments receive more than Deans;
    Associate Professors receive more than full Professors; As-
    sistant Professors more than Associate Professors.  (This
    is the condition that has prevailed at the University of
    Nevada for years and, in the opinion of the Acting President,
    is the principal cause of discontent and lack of morale in
    the faculty.)

Acting President recommended the following changes in rank for
members of the University faculty:

Arts and Science

    P. G. Auchampaugh from Assistant Professor to Associate Pro-
        fessor of History and Political Science
    E. M. Beesley from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
        and Acting Head of the Department of Mathematics
    R. S. Griffin from Associate Professor to Professor of
        Psychology
    Ralph Irwin from Associate Professor to Professor of
        Psychology
    M. J. Webster from Associate Professor to Professor of
        Economics, Business and Sociology
    L. R. Williams from Assistant Professor to Associate Pro-
        fessor of Chemistry
    P. A. Lehenbauer to be Head of the Department of Biology

Engineering

    Eldon Grafton from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
        of Structural Engineering
    E. W. Harris from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
        of Mechanical Engineering
    I. J. Sandorf from Associate Professor to Professor of
        Electrical Engineering
    W. C. Wagner from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
        of Civil Engineering
    J. R. Van Dyke from Associate Professor to Professor and
        Acting Head of School of Mechanical Engineering

Agriculture

    C. W. Hodgson from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
        and Acting Head of the Department of Agronomy

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Regents approve these changes in
rank.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President recommended the following salary brackets for
University faculty:

    Deans (academic)         $4800
    Department Heads          3600
    Professors (not Heads)    3100 to 3350
    Associate Professors      2800 to 3000
    Assistant Professors      2400 to 2700
    Instructors               1800 to 2300

Mr. Mc Namee moved that these salary brackets be approved.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President recommended advances in salaries as follows:

The following to be effective January 1, 1944:

                                        From         To

    P. G. Auchampaugh                  $2400       $2800
    E. M. Beesley                       2400        2800
    W. D. Billings                      2850        3000
    G. B. Blair                         2800        2900
    Harold N. Brown                     3000        3350
    L. E. Chadwick                      2400        2600
    M. W. Deming                        2800        3000
    J. R. Gottardi                      2800        2900
    R. S. Griffin                       2500        3100
    A. L. Higginbotham (Ext. not inc.)  2400        2900
    William O. Holmes                   2100        2400
    A. E. Hutcheson                     2800        2900
    Ralph Irwin                         2800        3100
    Helen Joslin                        1750        1900
    Charlton G. Laird                   2800        3000
    P. A. Lehenbauer                    3350        3600
    E. W. Lowrance                      2850        3000
    C. W. F. Melz                       2200        2500
    William C. Miller                   2500        2600
    R. M. Oliver                        2280        2500
    A. J. Plumley                       2400        2600
    Jessie Pope                         2850        2900
    Frank Richardson                    2400        2600
    Edith M. Ruebsam                    2800        2900
    Jack T. Ryan                        2100        2300
    C. M. Scranton                      2700        2800
    C. C. Smith                         2700        2900
    Wm. I. Smyth (Anal. Lab. not inc.)  1375        1500
    Louis Titus                         2500        2800
    J. R. Van Dyke                      3000        3300
    M. J. Webster                       2800        3100
    L. R. Williams                      2700        2800

The following to be effective when those now on leave in War
service return to the University:

                                        From         To

    S. B. Batdorf                      $2700       $3000
    J. R. Butterworth                   1900        2300
    James W. Coleman                    2700        2900
    Charles T. Duncan                   1800        2300
    E. C. Grafton                       2400        3000
    E. C. Harris                        2400        3000
    Paul A. Harwood                     2700        2900
    C. W. Hodgson (Ext. not inc.)       2000        2500
    A. E. Hutcheson                     2900        3000
    E. L. Inwood                        3000        3600
    Helen Joslin                        1900        2300
    L. E. Kline                         1750        1800
    C. W. F. Melz                       2500        2700
    William C. Miller                   2600        2700
    Alden J. Plumley                    2600        2700
    J. F. Puffinbarger                  2250        2400
    Frank Ricardson                     2600        2700
    Ruth Russell                        2000        2300
    I. J. Sandorf                       2800        3350
    Mildred Swift                       3300        3600
    J. R. Van Dyke                      3300        3600
    Warren O. Wagner                    2400        3000
    Harry E. Wheeler (Bureau Mines not  2100        2700
                      inc.)
    L. R. Williams                      2800        3000

Mr. Sheerin moved that the salary increases be granted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President gave a report on the College of Engineering,
stating that the College was placed on probation by the Engineer-
ing Committee for Professional Development.  Certain minor im-
provements were made and the new Engineering building was erected
but since then no further effort has been made to meet the re-
quirements of the E. C. P. D. and we are still on probation.
Some of the matters demanding attention are:  (1)  Our steam
engineering equipment can safely carry only 150 pounds.  Modern
study of steam requires 300 pounds or more.  Study should be made
of the advisability of constructing an annex to the Northeast
corner of the Engineering building to house a small high pressure
boiler and the Mechanical Laboratory machinery should be modern-
ized and moved to the Engineering building.  The gas engine and
diesel engine equipment also should be modernized.  (2)  One of
our Professors, Warren O. Wagner, was sent to Stanford University
to inspect their Hydraulics Laboratory which has been installed
by Hunter and Hudson, Engineers who designed the heating plant
for the new Engineering building.  The Stanford Professor, who
had some 10 or 12 years experience, cooperated fully with our
representative but said that he would make some changes if he
were installing the laboratory new.  Professor Wagner is now on
leave and nothing has been done along this line.  (3)  Our Shop
course is more or less a duplication of the High School courses.
About 30 schools in Nevada give courses in Mechanical Arts.  The
University course should qualify students to take positions
teaching these courses.  Dean Palmer and Miss Bray are working
on this project and a report will be submitted to the Regents
at a later date with specific recommendations.  The Engineering
Experiment Station should be restored.

The Regents approved the above in general, for post-war planning;
no action desired at this time.  Mr. Gorman estimated that ap-
proximately $35,000 would be needed to carry out this program for
the Engineering School.

Acting President reported on Vocational Training and read a re-
port on this subject from Dean Traner recommending that the
School of Education be authorized to arrange for a conference
with the high school principals for the purpose of improving the
Vocational courses at the University of Nevada.  Much of the
equipment for our Shop and for the Hydraulic Laboratory could be
built as projects in our own Shop course.  Mr. Mc Namee moved
that the plan be approved by the Board and that Dean Traner be
instructed to arrange for the conference and report his findings
on cost, etc. for further action of the Board.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

The meeting recessed at 4:50 P.M. until 10:00 A.M. January 8,
1944.

Acting President reported on the Agricultural College, stating
that this situation calls for careful thought and study.  One of
the most important matters for consideration is to bring close
cooperation between the Agricultural College, the Agricultural
Experiment Station and the Agricultural Extension Division.
Pending further study, the Regents should give careful consider-
ation to the appointment of a Dean of Agriculture.  The Director
of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Director of the
Agricultural Extension Division should be directly responsible to
the Dean of Agriculture.  No recommendation is made at this time
because this is a matter which the incoming President should be
allowed to consider.

The Executive Committee approved the Summer Session program for
1944 as outlined by Dr. Brown.  This in order that arrangements
could be completed and circulars printed.  The program is as
follows:

1.  That there be held an Intersession and a Summer Session -
    each of 6 weeks duration.

2.  That Intersession will commence June 5 and terminate July 14.

3.  The Summer Session will commence July 17 and terminate
    August 25.

4.  A student in either of the Sessions may enroll for a maximum
    of 6 hours.

5.  A student enrolling for the entire 12 weeks of Summer School
    may be permitted to take a maximum of 15 hours - additional
    credits to be granted at the discretion of the Director of
    Summer Sessions.  Ordinarily 12 hours in 12 weeks will com-
    prise a student's load.

6.  (a)  The fee for each Session will be $20 or a total fee of
         $40 for the 12 weeks.  Students enrolling for the entire
         12 weeks of Summer School on June 5 will pay a fee of
         $35.

    (b)  No out-of-state tuition will be charged.

7.  (a)  All Instructors now employed by the University will be
         paid on the same basis:  $200 per month for a full
         teaching load in the Summer Schools.

    (b)  Instructors who are not at present in University employ-
         ment will be paid salaries comparable to University In-
         structors.  It may be necessary to vary the salary
         schedule somewhat to hire the desired person.

8.  (a)  6 hours of lecturing teaching will comprise a load in
         a 6-week Session.

    (b)  For part-time employment, Instructors will receive
         fractional parts of $200 per month.

    (c)  A teaching load consisting partly of laboratory and
         partly of lecture work, will be determined by the Dean
         of the School concerned.  In any case, the Instructor
         will be paid on the basis of $200 for a full teaching
         load.

9.  The selection of Instructors will be made by the Director
    subject to the approval of the President of the University
    and Board of Regents.

Arrangements have been made to house and feed the Summer School
students in the quarters now occupied by the women students; viz.
- the A. T. O. and Lamba Chi Alpha Houses.  Board will cost $1.25
per day or $52.50 for the 6 weeks Session plus $22.50 for a sin-
gle room or $15.00 for a room with double occupancy.  Mr. Mc
Namee moved that the Regents approve the plan as presented.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President recommended:

1.  That the following statements replace those on pages 34-36 of
    the 1943-44 catalogue:

                          THE PRESIDENT

    The President of the University is the Executive Head of the
    University, the Chairman of the University faculty and ex
    officio member of all committees.  It is his duty to secure
    through the academic Deans, the Directors of the various
    Schools, and other administrative officers efficient, orderly
    and economical administration and healthful development of
    the University.

                              DEANS

    The principal administrative officers are the academic Deans
    and the Director of the various Schools, who under the gen-
    eral supervision of the President, have immediate charge of
    the educational work of the University.  It is the duty of
    these Deans to secure estimates for the expenses of their
    Departments and submit their estimates to the President.

                           DEPARTMENTS

    The Department is the educational unit in the University.
    The Head of each Department is directly responsible to the
    Dean for the efficiency and educational effectiveness of the
    Department.  The Heads of Departments make all Department
    reports to the Dean and submit estimates to him for the ex-
    penses of their Departments.  For general administration work
    the Head of the Department is responsible to the Dean of that
    College in which his major work appears.

2.  That the Fall semester begin early enough to finish by
    Christmas.

3.  That all students be required to file credentials before en-
    rolling.  This will do away with provisional entrance.

Mr. Sheerin moved that these changes be adopted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

It was agreed that when the faculty has recommended students for
graduation at the end of the present semester, a list of those
students will be sent to each Regent for his approval in order
that the students may be given their diplomas at once and not be
held over to another Regents meeting.

Regents discussed tenure of office at the University, and it was
decided that in case of any new members to the faculty, attention
should be called to Article V, Sec. 4 of the Bylaws of the Board
of Regents.

For the information of the Board, Acting President reported:

 1.  The Library Committee has been increased to 7 members in
     order that each School or College at the University has
     representation.

     The position of Loan Desk Assistant has been discontinued
     effective December 31, 1943.

 2.  The Scholarship Committee has reinstated 3 students, namely
     Rodger Parker, Robert Mc Clure and William Wien, who had
     been suspended without notice for poor scholarship.  This
     in order that the University would not be unfair to its
     students.

 3.  Dean Wood recommended that arrangements be made to enable
     men such as Professors Smith, Gottardi, Plumley, Harwood and
     Miller to secure their doctorate degrees.  These men have
     been permitted to advance in rank without corresponding ad-
     vancement in scholarly achievement.  However, further ad-
     vancement is not desirable until they have demonstrated
     their ability to achieve the Ph. D. degree.  No recommenda-
     tion was made as each case should be considered on its own
     merits.

 4.  The Engineering, Science and Management War Training Program
     with Dr. Leifson as Institutional Representative has been
     approved for another year.

 5.  The Army Air Force Contract was renegotiated on November 26
     and 27, 1943 by a committee of Army Officers representing
     the Air Force and Dr. Robert Griffin, Dean Wood and the
     Comptroller representing the University.

 6.  Dean S. G. Palmer, Chairman of the Committee on Admissions,
     is to meet with Miss Bray, State Superintendent of Public
     Instruction, on Monday, January 3, 1944 to discuss some of
     the rules and possible changes in the rules governing ad-
     mission to the University of Nevada in order to give the
     proper or best service to graduates of Nevada High Schools.

 7.  Professor A. E. Hill will reach retirement age January 19,
     1944 and will be retired July 1, 1944.

 8.  There are 4 applications for the position of Dean of Women.
     (A permanent selection was deferred until the new President
     can be consulted.)

 9.  Mr. E. J. Questa, formerly of the First National Bank of
     Reno, advised that he wanted to bequeath 1/4 of his estate
     to the University of Nevada.  A codicil was drawn for his
     will by the Attorney General of Nevada.

10.  Mr. Thomas E. Dixon of Caliente, Nevada, is working on a
     plan to aid deserving students from Lincoln County High
     School.

Upon recommendation of Dean Wilson and Professor Titus, Acting
President recommended that authority be given to make the Farm
Mechanics Shop at the University available for use for instruc-
tional purposes under the supervision of the State Department of
Vocational Education for Rural War Production Program, it being
understood that they will be responsible for any breakage of
tools or equipment, that they bear the cost of materials used
and the University will be reimbursed for cost of light, power
and fuel.  Mr. Sheerin moved that the Regents approve these
arrangements.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President recommended that he be authorized to negotiate
for an option on the Evans property north of University Campus.
The Evans Estate (Dr. J. La Rue Robinson) will give the Univer-
sity an option until July 1, 1945 at $1000 per acre and without
cost for the option.  The option was asked to extend until July
1, 1945 for two reasons:

1.  It is possible that a friend of the University might make
    the purchase for us.

2.  If, in the opinion of the Regents, legislative action is
    necessary we could get permission from the 1945 Legislature
    to expend approximately $13,000 of our surplus funds for
    this purpose.

Mr. Sheerin moved that the Regents authorize the Acting President
to negotiate for this option.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President reported the following gifts:

(1)  Set of Civil War History books consisting of 134 volumes
     valued at approximately $250 from Senator James G. Scrugham
     through George C. R. Wagoner of St. Louis, Missouri.

(2)  Large framed photograph of the chalk bluffs on the Truckee
     River from Henry Dieterich, employee of the Buildings and
     Grounds Department.

(3)  An additional $150 from Paul L. Hartman to be added to the
     L. W. Hartman Physics Book Fund.

Acting President suggested that the Regents consider the matter
of having a portrait of Dr. Hartman painted by Artist Meyer-
Kassel now available in Carson City.  Mrs. Hartman should be
asked to furnish photographs from which the painting would be
made.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the authority be given to pro-
ceed as outlined.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President suggested that the provisions of the endowment
of the Beam Estate left in the Will of Josephine Beam be included
in the minutes of this meeting, as follows:

    For deserving and needy students of good moral character
    attending or about to attend the University of Nevada, and
    for the payment of incidental costs in connection with such
    attendance, in no event, however, more than $500 to be paid
    to any one student.  The selection of students to receive
    and be the beneficiaries thereof shall be from a list sub-
    mitted to the trustee by said University of Nevada; selection
    to be made by a committee composed of the President of the
    University, a representative of the trustee and the State
    Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Nevada.
    The action of a majority of such committee shall be final
    and binding as to the individual entitled to receive the
    same and as to the amount, thereof, not exceeding that
    specified herein, and said trustee shall not be required to
    and is not obligated to see to the application of said funds
    to the express purposes herein set forth, but may in its
    judgment and discretion pay out said funds at such time and
    in such manner as will in its judgment effectuate and result
    in the consummation of the purpose herein expressed.  In the
    selection of recipients, it is my desire that, all things
    being equal, preference be given to students in the School
    of Mines or Engineering, although as to this, I leave it to
    said committee.

Acting President renewed his recommendation that the principal
of the David Russell Estate be carried on the Comptroller's
books.  It is his opinion that steps should be taken to have the
Board of Regents made the Trustees of this Fund.  The matter was
discussed and it was decided to give further thought and con-
sideration to any legal matters which might be involved.

Meeting recessed at 12:40 until 2:20 P.M.

Acting President requested that the Regents give formal approval
to actions of the Executive Committee of the Board for the months
of October, November and December as follows:

October

(1)  Mrs. Frank Inman to teach Home Economics #31 to substitute
     during the time Mrs. Marsh is Acting Dean of Women - Mrs.
     Inman to be paid $125 on 9 weeks basis - effective September
     28, 1943.

(2)  Miss Mildred Klaus has been teaching a 2-hour course in the
     School of Education each Fall semester provided student en-
     rollment justifies the course.  The object of the course is
     to enable the University to offer better training opportuni-
     ties for prospective commercial teachers.  On recommendation
     of Dean Traner this course is being given this semester -
     Miss Klaus to receive $150 for the semester.

(3)  The 2 men who run the heating plant have been paid $6 per
     day and have worked 7 days a week.  It is recommended that
     these men be paid $175 per month with one day off per week.

(4)  The union scale for Carpenters is $12 per day on a 40-hour
     week basis with time and a half for overtime.  It is recom-
     mended that salary of University Carpenter be increased from
     $175 to $185 per month, effective October 1st.  This figure
     was set after conference with representatives of the labor
     union and may have to be increased to $200 per month as of
     January 1st.

(5)  Approved List. No. 4, Regents Claims Nos. 34-52 to 34-73,
     inc. for a total of $93,408.44; and List No. 4, State Claims
     Nos. 34-048 to 34-061 inc. for a total of $22,351.21.

November

(1)  Approved the Summer School program as submitted by Dr.
     Harold Brown and the Scholarship Committee.

(2)  Approved the investment of $12,000 of the 90,000 Acre Grant
     Fund in Series G. War Bonds.

(3)  Approved the construction of a shelter for the students at
     the bus stop in front of Manzanita Hall, cost not to exceed
     $350 and to be paid from Buildings and Grounds allotment.

(4)  Approved List No. 5, Regents Claims Nos. 34-74 to 34-94,
     inc. for a total of $84,174.77; and List No. 5, State Claims
     Nos. 34-062 to 34-074, inc. for a total of $24,461.80.

(5)  Authorized Acting President to sign renegotiated Army Air
     Force Contract.

December

(1)  Approved List No. 6, Regents Claims Nos. 34-95 to 34-113,
     inc. for a total of $75,871.65; and List No. 6, State Claims
     Nos. 34-075 to 34-088, inc. for a total of $25,408.71.

Mr. Sheerin moved that the Board give approval.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President suggested that the Board consider the advisabil-
ity of having its own Secretary.  Section 7729, Nevada Compiled
Statutes of 1929, provides:

    The Board of Regents may employ a clerk of said Board who
    shall receive a salary of $25 per month, and who shall keep
    a full record of all proceedings of the Board, which shall
    at all times be open to public inspection, and said clerk
    shall not be a teacher in said University.

The Board felt that this should be considered at a later date.

Letters read as follows:

1.  Appointing a University of Nevada War History Committee.

2.  From Mrs. Hartman expressing thanks and appreciation for
    Memorial Services to Dr. Hartman.

3.  From Alice B. Marsh expressing gratitude for faith and trust
    placed in her in appointing her Acting Dean of Women.

4.  From family of Mrs. Benson for flowers sent to funeral.

5.  From Mrs. Estelle M. Barker, wife of Major Barker, Commanding
    Officer of Army Air Force Training Detachment for flowers
    sent her during her recent illness.

6.  From Helene Batjer, President of Associated Students, stating
    that the Student Senate approved the change in dates so that
    the first semester will end at Christmas.

Acting President recommended that Associate Professor Louis Titus
be granted a leave of absence for the duration only, so that he
may accept a position with the local office of the War Manpower
Commission.  This request has been approved by Acting Dean F. W.
Wilson of the College of Agriculture.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that
the leave of absence be granted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Acting President reported for the information of the Board:

1.  Major Horace C. Barker has been transferred from the Univer-
    sity of Nevada.  Pending the arrival of a successor, his
    duties are being performed by Lt. Webb.

2.  The $2400 which was allotted to the Athletic Department at
    the May meeting to pay certain salaries was budgeted and is
    available for the Athletic Department as soon as delinquent
    claims against athletics at the University amounting to
    $1,351.98 are paid.  The downtown committee has promised
    that this will be forthcoming.

Acting President presented the case of Kent Tosh, Dining Hall
dishwasher.  Mr. Tosh is at the Washoe General Hospital as a
County patient.  It has been reported that contributing to his
attack of pneumonia was the necessity of his working in steam
from the dishwasher.  Arrangements have been made for the proper
ventilation of this room in the Dining Hall, but it has been
impossible to obtain the necessary blower fan.  It was the feel-
ing of the Board that when he returns to the University, some
financial consideration should be made which will be fair to him.

Acting President reported for the information of the Board:

(a)  Former Regent Frank Williams had fallen from a ladder in a
     mine and had broken his collar bone and injured his skull
     and that he was in a serious condition.

(b)  On May 1, 1941, Frank Williams and Edith C. Williams signed
     a note for $625 due May 1, 1942 in favor of Edith W. Albert,
     widow of Dr. Henry Albert, formerly of the State Hygienic
     Laboratory.  This note was endorsed to the University with-
     out recourse on May 1, 1942, since which time Mr. Frank
     Williams has paid the interest as it became due but no pay-
     ment has been received on the principal.

Acting President recommended that Wayne B. Adams, Acting State
Sealer, be given permission to employ John W. Grant in the De-
partment of Petroleum Products Inspection on a monthly basis at
$175 per month, effective January 1, 1944.  Mr. Mc Namee moved
that the recommendation be approved.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

The meeting recessed at 3:30 P.M. as a Board of Regents and met
as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station.

Acting President recommended that the salary of Ernest L. Sandry,
Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Veterinary Science, be
advanced from $135 to $140 per month, effective January 1, 1944,
to be paid from Experiment Station Funds.  This request of Dr.
Records has been approved by Director S. B. Doten.  Mr. Sirkegian
moved that the salary increase be granted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

The meeting of the Board of Control adjourned and the recessed
meeting of the Board of Regents was resumed.

Authority was asked for the Executive Committee to authorize the
expenditure of $2500 to insulate the fans in the new Gymnasium.
Comptroller will secure bids.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that this
matter be referred to the Executive Committee with authority to
act.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Comptroller be authorized to draw
checks for $50 each to Mrs. Eleanor Fisher Hollway and Miss Elsie
Cremetti for special services rendered in correspondence pertain-
ing to the selection of a new President.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved that a vote of thanks be given to Mr. Ross for
his work in the selection of a President.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Mr. Sheerin moved that the Alumni Association and the Deans be
thanked for their work in going over the applications for the
new President.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Board thank Mr. Gorman for the work
which he has done as Acting President and for the detailed re-
port which he has submitted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

The following resolution was presented by Mr. Sheerin:

    WHEREAS, after the investigation, it appears that Dr. John
    O. Moseley is a graduate of Austin College with the A. S.
    Degree, Oklahoma, University with the M. A. Degree, Oxford
    University with the B. A. and M. A. Degrees, and possessed
    the LL. D. from Austin College, Sherman, Texas, and

    WHEREAS, he was President of Central State Teachers College
    from 1935 to 1939, and

    WHEREAS, it appears he has been an educator as Dean of Stu-
    dents at the University of Tennessee since July 1, 1939, and

    WHEREAS, Dr. Moseley is endorsed as to moral character and
    qualifications as an educator by the Presidents and faculties
    of 4 institutions of learning authorized to confer degrees,
    and

    WHEREAS, the qualifications of Dr. Moseley in all ways are in
    keeping with Section 7728 - Fifth:  Compiled Laws of Nevada,
    1929,

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Dr. John O. Moseley be and he
    is hereby elected President of the University of Nevada be-
    ginning July 1, 1944, at a salary of $7,200 a year, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, as a further consideration, that Dr.
    Moseley be permitted to use the President's house on the
    Campus with light, heat, water, telephone and janitor service
    in addition to his salary of $7,200 a year.

The foregoing resolution shall become effective upon acceptance
of the position by Dr. Moseley.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved that Dr. Moseley and his wife be invited to
visit the University, at the expense of the University, and if
conditions prove satisfactory to them and he accepts the posi-
tion, the Chairman of the Board be authorized to release his ac-
ceptance of the position of President to the Press.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

It was moved by Mr Sirkegian that an entertainment fund of $1,000
per year be granted to Dr. Moseley for entertainment involving
his position.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

It was moved by Mr. Sheerin that in the event that Dr. Moseley
did not accept the position, the Chairman be authorized to invite
the number two choice of the Board of Regents and his wife to
visit the Campus under the same terms and conditions as apply to
Dr. Moseley.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

It was moved by Mr. Sirkegian that if the number two choice did
not accept the position that the number three choice of the Board
and his wife be invited on the Campus under the same terms and
conditions as Dr. Moseley.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye
    Mr. Mc Namee         Aye

The meeting adjourned with the understanding that the next meet-
ing will be at the call of the Chairman.