01/08/1949

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 8-9, 1949 



1-08-1949
Volume 6 - Pages 120-127

                       REGENTS MEETING
                       January 8, 1949

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9:25 A.M. in the President's office.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Ross; Comptroller Gorman, Pres-
ident Moseley; former Regent Henningsen; and reporters Bryn
Armstrong and Lloyd Rogers.  Mr. Ross reported that a long dis-
tance call had been received from Regent Cahlan that, due to a
breakdown of his car, he had to return to Las Vegas and it was
too late to catch a plane for Reno.  Word was received from Mr.
Arentz that, due to weather conditions, his plane was grounded
at Fallon, Nevada, but that he would try to reach Reno as soon
as possible.

Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that Mrs. Henningsen
be invited to sit in on the meeting.

Mrs. Henningsen accepted.

Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the reading of
the minutes of the meetings of October 29, 1948 and December
11, 1948 be dispensed with in view of the fact that each member
of the Board had received a copy, and that they be approved as
submitted.

Mr. Jeff Springmeyer, Legislative Counsellor, came into the meet-
ing.

President Moseley presented a chart showing a study of salaries
for 5 Western Land Grant Colleges and State Universities.

At 9:35 A.M. Deans Wood, Palmer and Creel were called into the
meeting for the purpose of discussing their proposed budgets.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment

    Admissions Committee Report on enrollment:

                                  Nevada       Out of
                                 Students       State    Total

    Fall   1939                    1033           92      1125
    Spring 1940                     966           98      1064

    Fall   1940                    1031          111      1142
    Spring 1941                     947           99      1046
    Year   1940-41                 1124          131      1255

    Fall   1941                     890          113      1003
    Spring 1942                     749           91       840
    Year   1941-42                  954          118      1072

    Fall   1947                    1286          534      1820
    Spring 1948                    1143          506      1649
    Year   1947-48                 1400          574      1974

    Fall   1948                    1228          546      1774

B.  Housing

    Same figures as report of October 29, 1948.

C.  Personnel

    1)  Mrs. Mary A. Wallace, R. N., resigned as Assistant Nurse
        at the Infirmary, effective November 5, 1948, and Mrs.
        Theodora Lamberson, R. N., was secured to serve in her
        place, at the same salary and under the same terms as
        Mrs. Wallace.

    2)  Professor F. W. Wilson died suddenly at his home on
        December 7, 1948.

    3)  Professor B. F. Chappelle died suddently at his home on
        December 22, 1948.

D.  Gifts

    1)  The Gray Reid Wright Company of Reno donated 150 feet of
        art paper to Mr. Sheppard and his Art class in construct-
        ing the Christmas scene on the Campus.

    2)  Admiral James Fife sent a check for $100 as a Christmas
        present to the University, which was credited to the Stu-
        dent Union Building Fund.

    3)  Mrs. Edward North of Los Angeles has again sent $5 to the
        Student Union Building Fund.

    4)  Mr. Frank Mc Arthur of Reno, now in Stanford Lane Hospi-
        tal, sent a check for $200 to be divided equally between
        Joan and Roberta Lundy when they register in the Univer-
        sity of Nevada for the Spring semester.

    5)  The Twentieth Century Fox Film Company has donated $1000
        to the President's Discretionary Fund as a token of ap-
        preciation for the privilege of filming, "Mr. Belvedere
        Goes to College" on our Campus.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    None.

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Economics, Business and Sociology

     1)  That, effective February 1, 1949, the resignation of
         Marjorie Menu Olsen, Instructor in Business Administra-
         tion, be accepted.

     2)  That, effective February 1, 1949, R. C. Bernhardt be re-
         appointed as Lecturer at a salary of $600 for the Spring
         semester, 1949.

     3)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Louis V. Skinner be
         reappointed as Lecturer at a salary of $400 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

    English

     4)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Mabel Brown be reap-
         pointed as Assistant at a salary of $275 for the Spring
         semester, 1949.

     5)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Harriet Spencer be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $550 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

     6)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Laurabel Hume be re-
         appointed as Instructor at a salary of $1200 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

    Foreign Languages

     7)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Mabel Brown be reap-
         pointed as Assistant at a salary of $825 for the Spring
         semester, 1949.

    Mathematics

     8)  That, effective February 1, 1949, A. V. Martin be re-
         turned to active status as Assistant Professor at a
         salary of $1770 for the Spring semester, 1949.  Mr.
         Martin has been on leave of absence without pay for
         the Fall semester, 1948.

     9)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Charlotte Carter be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $1110 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

    10)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Ruth Van Dyke be re-
         appointed as Assistant at a salary of $1110 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

    11)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Margaret Williams be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $340 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

    12)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Robert Tompson be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $650 for the
         Spring semester, 1949.

    Physical Education for Women

    13)  That, effective February 1, 1949, Faye Briggs be ap-
         pointed as Instructor in Physical Education for Women
         at a salary of $1350 for the Spring semester, 1949.

    Civil Engineering

    14)  That, effective February 1, 1949, the resignation of
         Weld Arnold as Lecturer in Civil Engineering be accept-
         ed.

    Electrical Engineering

    15)  That, effective January 1, 1949, Dale Lloyd Mc Leod be
         appointed as Instructor in Electrical Engineering at
         the rate of $3300 per year.

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin, seconded by Mr. Hilliard, passed
    unanimously that the above recommendations, 1 through 15,
    be approved.

Letter under date of January 7, 1949, addressed to the Chairman
of the Board of Regents, signed by J. P. Hart, Trustee in reor-
ganization for International Mining and Milling Company and its
wholly owned subsidiary, Mount Gaines Mining Company, requested
the services of Jay A. Carpenter as a Director and voting trustee
in the settlement of the affairs of the company.  It was the
unanimous opinion of the Board that action be deferred until Mr.
Carpenter could appear, and the Secretary was instructed to read
the Regents' ruling on outside employment.

Comptroller's Report and Recommendations:

a)  Claims

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following
    claims, as approved by the Finance Committee, be approved:

        List No. 6, Regents Checks 89-139 to 89-170, inclusive,
        for a total of $197,275.84.

        List No. 6, State Claims 89-108 to 89-126, inclusive,
        for a total of $41,689.52.

b)  Boiler for Air Base Dormitories

    After careful study of the proposition of moving one of the
    boilers secured at the Reno Army Air Base to heat these
    Dormitories, it was felt that it would be cheaper and more
    economical to secure a small boiler suitable for the purpose.

    A bid was submitted from the Jewel Investment Company of
    Tonopah for two 2nd-hand boilers in the amount of $1700,
    f. o. b. Reno.

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the bid be ac-
    cepted, subject to the approval of the architect.

Rex Daniels, Alumni Secretary, came into the meeting at 10 A.M.

c)  Conversion of Old Gymnasium

    Referring to provision of Chapter 208, Statutes of 1945, ap-
    propriating $20,000 to convert old Gymnasium into an Armory,
    motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Comptrol-
    ler be authorized to have the necessary Bill prepared for
    presentation to the State Legislature rescinding above ac-
    tion.

d)  Retirement

    (1)  Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the
         Comptroller be authorized to prepare an amendment to
         the University Retirement Plan raising the maximum
         monthly payments from $150 to $200 per month.

    (2)  Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that, if it
         can be done legally, the monthly pension of those mem-
         bers of the faculty retired under the 1917 Act be in-
         creased from 25% to 33 1/3%.

e)  Orr Ditch

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the matter of
    the inverted siphon eliminating the Orr Ditch from the lower
    Campus be referred to a committee consisting of President
    Moseley, Comptroller Gorman, and the Chairman of the Regents
    Building and Grounds Committee, for continued study, with
    the idea of determining its advisability and, if found ad-
    visable, to request an appropriation from the 1949 Legisla-
    ture.

f)  Parking and Traffic Problem

    Dr. Gorman reported that attempts to handle parking and traf-
    fic problems on the Campus with the help of the Sundowners
    student organization had not proved successful and that the
    Reno City Police Department is unable to delegate an officer
    to take care of the problem.

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Comptrol-
    ler be authorized to employ a deputized officer as a regular
    member of the Buildings and Grounds staff at a salary not to
    exceed $2400 per year; and to try to finance the project, if
    possible.

g)  Claim of Headman, Ferguson & Carollo was presented in the
    amount of $1,080.22 for trips to the University of Nevada
    during September, October and November at the request of the
    Regents.

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the claim be
    approved.

Mr. Sheerin reiterated his position on the Heating Plant that the
Regents should inform the State Planning Board of its wishes in
the matter and that the State Planning Board should present to
the State Legislature its recommendation for construction of the
University Heating Plant rather than to submit 2 alternate plans
for consideration by the Legislature.

h)  Paving

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Controller
    be directed to make preparation for introduction to the
    State Legislature (a) a Bill authorizing an appropriation
    of $4035.60 to the City of Reno for payment of 1948 pavement
    installed on Seventh Street in 1948, and (b) a Bill author-
    izing payment of the 1949 program for paving, curb and gutter
    to be installed on street abutting University Experiment
    Station Farm on Alameda Avenue, not to exceed $15,800.

i)  Right-of-Way

    Following a discussion as to the need for securing a right-
    of-way through private property to connect the north and
    south Campus.

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Comptrol-
    ler be instructed to take all necessary steps to acquire a
    right-of-way through said property.

j)  Advisory Board of Regents

    Copy of the order of the Supreme Court making permanent the
    injunction against the appointment of an Advisory Board of
    Regents was received from the Attorney General.  Copies of
    the Carson City Chronicle of December 24, 1948, containing
    copy of the Supreme Court decision in above matter were re-
    ceived and a copy given to each Regent.  The Secretary was
    ordered to file one copy for reference.

Discussion of the Budget

    Comptroller Gorman distributed budget material which had been
    tabulated from budgets submitted by the Deans and a general
    discussion followed.

Mrs. Henningsen, who sat in on the morning session at the invita-
tion of the Board of Regents, announced at noon that she would
not return after lunch.

Chairman Ross thanked Mrs. Henningsen for her service on the
Board, saying that she had contributed materially to the work of
the Board in that her sense of honesty and fairness, her intu-
ition and her great interest in the institution, has given the
Board a judgment which served as a guide over many rough places.
He added that he hoped that Mrs. Henningsen would continue her
interest in the University and that probably from time to time
the Board would seek her opinion in matters pertaining to the
University.

The President of the University added his personal appreciation
of the quality of service rendered by Mrs. Henningsen.

Mrs. Henningsen thanked the Board and the Administration of the
University for cooperation given her during her term of office
as Regent.

The Board recessed at 12:20 noon for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall and was called to order at 1:30 P.M. by Chairman
Ross.  Present were Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Ross; President
Moseley; Comptroller Gorman; Deans Wood, Palmer, Creel; Profes-
sor Carpenter; Mr. Springmeyer.

Professor Carpenter clarified the request of Mr. Hart pointing
out that the assignment would in no way detract from his regular-
ly prescribed service to the University and that his pay would
be per meeting attended, and would be nominal.

It was the unanimous opinion of the Board that the matter does
not violate the rule of the Regents regarding outside employ-
ment.

Reporter Rogers returned at 1:30 P.M., reporter Bennyhoff came
in at 1:45, and reporter Armstrong returned at 2:40 P.M., all
during the discussion on the budget.

Discussion of the Budget (1:30 P.M.)

    It was decided to consider salary brackets first and after
    much discussion, it was unanimously agreed that the Board
    use the brackets as adopted at the meeting of September 30,
    1948, as follows:

        Instructors          $2400 - $3600
        Assistant Professors  3600 -  4400
        Associate Professors  4400 -  5200
        Professors            5200 -  6000
        Deans and Directors   6000 -  7500

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the salary
    budget be set up on the above salary schedule, but using as
    the average salary for Professors $5800, for Directors $6800
    and for Deans $7200.

    The budget for supplies and equipment (operation and mainte-
    nance) was submitted by the Comptroller.  After much discus-
    sion, motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that first,
    all items of supplies and equipment be screened by the Presi-
    dent and the Deans and brought down to absolute necessities,
    and that, secondly, the total figure be set up, and, finally,
    that it be submitted for approval of the Board of Regents.

    Dean Palmer presented his request for repairs and additions
    to the Electrical Engineering building in the amount of
    $40,800, pointing out that these improvements would not be
    wasted when it becomes possible to add a wing to the new
    Engineering building.  However, he stated that with these
    improvements a high state of efficiency could be maintained
    in the Engineering Departments for several years to come and
    that these improvements are necessary now to properly in-
    struct the students now enrolled.

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that Dean Palmer's
    request to repair and improve the Electrical Engineering
    building be approved and that the Comptroller be authorized
    to have the necessary Bill prepared for presentation to the
    Legislature, on the statement of Dean Palmer that 4/5 of the
    amount ($40,800) would be needed even if a wing were later
    added to the new Engineering building.

Dean Palmer, Dean Wood and Mr. Bennyhoff left the meeting at
3:45 P.M.

Regent Arentz came into the meeting at 4 P.M., unavoidably delay-
ed by travel and weather conditions.

Chairman Ross welcomed Mr. Arentz, saying that he hoped for him
the same happiness the rest of the members got from service on
the Board.

Mr. Arentz thanked Mr. Ross.

Dean Creel presented his budget requests.

South Virginia Farm

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the amount of
    $39,876 be included in the budget by the Comptroller for
    presentation to the State Legislature for operation and main-
    tenance of the South Virginia Farm.

Research and Marketing budget was presented.

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that $44,616.42 be
    requested as offset in the Research and Marketing Act.

Mr. Creel presented a request from the County Agents Association
of Nevada, of which Mark Menke is President and Archie Albright
is Chairman of the salary committee, the following salary sched-
ule for County Agents in Nevada who have a B. S. degree in Agri-
culture or Home Economics from a recognized College on 12 months
employment, starting salaries to be:

    Full Time County Agent                    $3360 $340 or $3700
    Full Time Assistant County Agent           3000  340 or  3340
    Full Time Home Demonstration Agent         2700  340 or  3040
    Full Time Assistant Home Demon. Agent      2400  340 or  2740

    The $340 has been figured as a cost of living increment based
    upon the Reno Schools cost of living of $240 for 1946;
    brought up to the 1948 cost of living index which increased
    more than 40% over 1946.

Mr. Creel pointed out the greater salary increases being request-
ed by the Agricultural Experiment Station for personnel who are
doing comparable work and who have similar training and experi-
ence.

Since an increase in income in State Tax for Public Service would
be necessary if further salary increases are to be granted to
Extension Agents, motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that
the Comptroller be authorized to coordinate the salaries for
Extension County Agents and Home Demonstration Agents and that
the Legislature be requested to raise the tax levy from 1.5 cents
to 2.5 cents to provide funds necessary for State cooperation
with Extension work in the several counties.

Motion by Mr. Arentz, seconded by Mr. Hilliard, passed unanimous-
ly that ceilings be raised on Extension Division Agents' salaries
as follows:  $5200 for County Agents and $4200 for Home Demon-
stration Agents.

Mr. Creel left the meeting at 5 P.M.

Resolutions

    Dr. Gorman was appointed to prepare resolutions on the death
    of Dr. Chappelle, for and on behalf of the Board of Regents.

Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that a letter of appre-
ciation be written to Mrs. Henningsen by President Moseley thank-
ing her on behalf of the Board of Regents for the work she has
done during her term of office.

Mr. Springmeyer left the meeting at 5:30 P.M.

Organization of the Board for the ensuing biennium:

(a)  Chairman of the Board - Mr. Sheerin nominated Mr. Ross, and
     motion by Mr. Hilliard, seconded by Mr. Arentz, passed
     unanimously that nominations be closed and that Mr. Ross
     be elected by acclamation.

     Mr. Ross thanked the members of the Board and expressed his
     appreciation, saying that he would endeavor to serve the
     Board, the University and the State to the best of his
     ability.

(b)  Vice Chairman - Mr. Sheerin nominated Mr. Hilliard, and
     motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the nominations
     be closed and that Dr. Hilliard be elected by acclamation.

(c)  Executive Committee - Mr. Arentz nominated Mr. Sheerin to
     serve with the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Board
     on the Executive Committee, and motion by Mr. Hilliard pass-
     ed unanimously that nominations be closed and that Mr.
     Sheerin be elected by acclamation.

Next Meeting

    Motion by Mr. Arentz, seconded by Mr. Hilliard, passed unani-
    mously that the next meeting of the Board be set for Febru-
    ary 18-19, 1949, subject to the call of the Legislature and
    the Chairman of the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M.