01/09/1908

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 9-10, 1908
 







01-09-1908

Volume OD - Pages 19-29



                         Reno, Nevada

                       January 9, 1908



The Board of Regents met at 2 o'clock P.M., Thursday, January 9,

1908, all members of the Board and President Stubbs being pres-

ent.



Bids for grading the quadrangle at the University Campus were

opened at 2:30 P.M. as follows:



    Reno Construction                       $8432.00

    D. E. Rodgers & A. De Witt Welty         3000.00

    W. A. Riffy & Henry Russell              8994.33

    W. H. Blalock & Frank K. Hill            7840.00

    S. Lund                                  2985.00



On motion of Regent Lewers, seconded by Regent Souchereau, con-

tract for grading the Campus was awarded to Rodgers and Welty

for $3000, provided they have figured the yardage correctly;

if not, the President of the University is authorized to award

the contract to the next best bidder.



The contractor is to furnish a bond for One Thousand dollars for

the faithful performance of the work.



The report of President Stubbs was received and ordered recorded

in the minutes.



                                       January 9, 1908



To the Honorable

    The Board of Regents

        of the University of Nevada



Gentlemen:



I have the honor to make the following report:



1.  On the 20th of December, Mr. George H. Taylor, Secretary of

    the Board of Regents, gave the following notice for bids for

    the improvement of the quadrangle, the expense of which is

    to be defrayed by Mr. Clarence H. Mackay, to three of our

    newspapers:



        Proposal for Bids for Grading the Quadrangle at the

                        University of Nevada



    The University of Nevada will receive bids for grading the

    quadrangle according to the plans and specifications on

    Thursday, January 9, 1908, at 2 o'clock P.M. in the Regents

    Room at the University.  The plans and specifications can be

    seen at the Office of the President of the University on and

    after 11 o'clock A.M., Thursday, January 2, 1908.  The Uni-

    versity reserves the right to reject any and all bids.



                          Signed:  George H. Taylor

                                   Secretary, Board of Regents



2.  The Heating Plant was put in partial operation on yesterday,

    January 8th.  So far as it has been tested, it seems to work

    satisfactorily.  The final test of this Plant for acceptance

    will take place next Tuesday, the 14th, in the presence of

    the architect, the heating engineer, and the members of the

    Board of Regents.  The acceptance of the work under contract

    by the Nevada Hardware & Supply Company will depend upon the

    report of the heating engineer and Messers. Bliss and Faville

    to the Board of Regents.



3.  I have been dissatisfied for a number of years with the char-

    acter of the janitor work which we have had and still have

    at the University.  This does not imply any censure of the

    student janitors employed, for the reason that, with rare

    exceptions, a student janitor cannot do the work as we want

    it done.  Now we have the Heating Plant and I expect to sub-

    mit a plan to the Board of which the buildings that are heat-

    ed from this Plant shall be put under the care of some good

    janitor, giving all of his time to this work and keeping the

    buildings and everything about them in neat order.



4.  I submit to the Board a communication from Charles H. Van

    Heis, President of the National Association of State Univer-

    sities, in which he calls a special meeting of this Associa-

    tion in Chicago on the 22nd of January for the purpose of

    listening to President Pritchett of the Carnegie Foundation

    for the Advancement of Teaching and to endeavor to affect

    some arrangement by which the State Universities shall be-

    come participants in the benefits of this Foundation.  There

    is no more important subject for the Professors of this Uni-

    versity than this one.  Men and women are content to do the

    best work on moderate salaries, provided, they are assured

    that when they reach the age for retirement, or are broken

    down in health and must retire at an earlier time, that they

    will receive a pension that will support them, and those

    dependent upon them, during their latter years.  This Foun-

    dation was established by Mr. Carnegie for the express pur-

    pose of providing such retiring pensions, and he did not

    include and he did not exclude State Universities from these

    benefits.  For some time the Trustees of this Foundation have

    had the matter under consideration and seemed to think that

    the States should make provision for their aged or ill Pro-

    fessors.  The Regents know that in this State there can be

    no such provision under our Law.  I wish the Regents to give

    me leave of absence to attend this meeting.



5.  I have given notice to all the members of the Academic Coun-

    cil that I will allow no requisitions except for supplies

    necessary to do the work of their Departments for the months

    of January, February and March.



6.  I will present my bill on the State for expenses to New York

    and return, as soon as I have consulted the Attorney General

    and the Governor and ascertained what portion of my bill

    they will allow.



7.  The following are the claims on the State Fund to which I

    have certified for the month ending December 31, 1907, and

    also the claims against the Agricultural & Mechanical Fund

    for the month ending December 31, 1907.



                             Very respectfully yours,



                         /s/ J. E. Stubbs

                             President



    Contingent Fund & Interest Account



        Payroll                               $2,574.39

        Student Payroll                          124.50

        E. L. Drappo                             110.50

        Nevada Engineering Works                  21.95

        Bennett's Newspaper Agency                16.30

        Nevada Printing & Stationery Co.           3.00

        University Bookstore                      12.20

        Riverside Fixture Co.                      9.35

        Porteous Decorating Co.                    3.10

        Reno Mercantile Co.                        7.50

        C. A. Howard                               2.00

        G. E. Stechert & Co.                      15.98

        Cleater Dexter Co.                         1.20

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                     3.80

        Nevada U. S. Fence Co.                    54.00

        Library Bureau                            12.85

        Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.          3.50

        E. L. Drappo                               7.50

        Nevada General Electric Co.                2.50

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                    24.52

        Reno Truck & Transfer Co.                  3.00

        G. E. Stechert & Co.                      22.20

        G. E. Stechert & Co.                      33.42

        University Bookstore                       4.20

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               1.70

        Boston Book Co.                           11.27

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              20.43

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              23.10

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               6.40

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               7.65

        N. J. Bartlett & Co.                      10.86

        Gustavus D. Julien                        19.00

        G. E. Stechert & Co.                      31.70

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                    80.20

        N. J. Bartlett & Co.                      31.28

        Scott, Foresman & Co.                      3.62

        Reno Power Light & Water Co.              75.00

        Reno Mercantile Co.                        1.20

        Gray & Birkel                              2.50

        Reno Mercantile Co.                       18.00

        Nevada Engineering Works                  34.70

        G. E. Stechert & Co.                      19.08

        University Bookstore                       2.95

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              31.25

        William H. Guild & Co.                    36.20

        Theo W. Clark                              4.00

        Riverside Fixture Co.                     10.00

        The Dial Co.                               1.20

        The Busy Bee                               2.95

        Reno Power Light & Water Co.             191.05

        Library Bureau                             1.75

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              18.75

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              18.75

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                    13.07

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              14.70

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               1.30

        Bennett's News Agency                     12.85

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                     1.13

        Reno Mill & Lumber Co.                     6.00

        Reno Power Light & Water Co.               4.50

        C. O. D. Wood & Coal Co.                  44.40

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                     2.25

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                    24.52

        Butler Co.                                24.00

        Reno Construction Co.                     44.05

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                     6.14

        W. S. Houghton                            25.00

        W. S. Houghton                            12.00

        Nevada Printing & Stationery Co.           6.80

        Nevada Printing & Stationery Co.           5.00

        Mott Stationery Co.                        9.05

        George H. Taylor - Freight & Express     276.47

        The Irwin Hodson Co.                       7.00

        Davis & Fifield                           72.00

        Home Insurance Co.                       100.00

        Phoenix Insurance co.                      6.35

        Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.          3.00

        Mott Stationery Co.                        1.95

                                    Total     $4,513.53



    Cement Walks



        W. H. Blalock                         $   60.00

        W. H. Blalock                            250.20

        W. H. Blalock                            377.10

        W. H. Blalock                             12.00

                                    Total     $  699.30



    Mining Equipment



        Abbe Engineering Co.                  $  131.40



    Heating Plant



        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.         $   187.50

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.           2,500.00

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.           3,704.06

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.           3,704.06

                                    Total    $10,095.67



    Agricultural & Mechanical College Morrill Fund



        December Payroll                      $2,387.81

        Student Payroll                           28.40

        University Bookstore                       1.50

        William E. Ford, Jr.                       4.35

        Porteous Decorating Co.                    3.90

        Dalton, Clifford & Wilson                  1.50

        The Frasse Co.                             9.63

        Porteous Decorating Co.                    3.00

        Reno Mill & Lumber Co.                     2.85

        Reno Mill & Lumber Co.                     8.50

        Reno Mill & Lumber Co.                     6.00

        S. J. Hodgkinson                            .60

        H. M. Stephens                             2.33

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               1.70

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               5.85

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               1.60

        Reno Mercantile Co.                       14.00

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              22.42

        Central Scientific Co.                     2.10

        Porteous Decorating Co.                   17.50

        Porteous Decorating Co.                   13.90

        Mining & Scientific Press                 20.96

        C. H. Stoelting & Co.                      2.02

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                     5.59

        Nevada Engineering Words                  74.20

        Reno Power Light & Water Co.              30.15

        Reno Power Light & Water Co.              47.00

        Reno Power Light & Water Co.              12.00

        Bennett's Magazine Agency                 23.65

        William H. Guild & Co.                    16.00

        Wigg & Boughton                           11.35

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              10.81

        Engineering News                           4.80

        California Electrical Works                 .68

        Nevada Printing & Stationery Co.           8.00

        The Baker & Taylor Co.                    33.58

        Mining & Scientific Press                  4.75

        Flanigan Warehouse Co.                     5.00

        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.               9.95

        Reno Mill & Lumber Co.                    12.20

        University Bookstore                       1.50

        Mott Stationery Co.                         .35

        G. H. Taylor - Freight                   147.46

        G. H. Taylor - Express                    27.12

                                    Total     $3,048.56



        November Payroll                      $2,490.91



Upon motion of Regent Sunderlund, seconded by Regent Henderson,

President Stubbs was granted a leave of absence to attend the

meeting of the National Association of Universities to be held

at Chicago on January 22, 1908, his expenses to be paid from Uni-

versity Funds.



Minutes of November 1, 1907 and special meeting of December 17,

1907 were read and approved.



The Secretary of the Board was authorized to place Twenty Thou-

sand dollars insurance on the Mackay building in the name of the

Board of Regents of the University, and Mr. Clarence H. Mackay

jointly, the amount to be divided among insurance agents now

having insurance on University property.



                   Balance Sheet      January 9, 1908



                                              Dr.         Cr.



Contingent Fund & Interest Account



    Live Stock                            $    211.80 $

    Incidentals                                241.25

    Chemical Supplies                          496.43

    Military Department                        216.63

    Machinery & Tools                          403.44

    Electrical Supplies                         55.64

    Ground & Improvements                      917.65

    Freight & Express                          687.58

    Gas & Electric Lights                    1,243.07

    Telephone & Telegraph                       96.19

    Plumbing & Gas Fittings                    224.34

    Insurance Premiums                         985.89

    Buildings & Repairs                        960.46

    Water                                      333.50

    Mechanical Supplies                        300.34

    Publications                               117.75

    Furniture & Fixtures                     1,045.24

    Furnaces                                   207.26

    Fuel                                     1,663.30

    Library                                  1,628.00

    Travel Expenses                          1,122.45

    Mining Equipment                           361.60

    Apparatus                                  187.65

    Scientific Instruments                   1,159.48

    Mining Supplies                            276.16

    Stationery, Printing & Postage             848.95

    General Supplies                           665.94

    Central Heating Plant                      739.64

    Salaries - P & I                        28,846.28

    Salaries - Students                      2,719.15

    Bills Receivable                           400.00

    Washoe County Bank (C/D)                    32.00

    State Treasurer                         39,893.58

    University Book Store                    1,000.00

    Irreducible Book Fund                                1,000.00

    Metallurgical Laboratory Building                       18.14

    Manzanita Hall Building                                 17.70

    Dining Hall Building                                    23.00

    Lincoln County Farm                                      2.93

    Cement Walks                                         2,797.10

    Metallurgical Laboratory Equipment                     997.77

    Salaries & Equipment                                85,000.00

    Philo C. Bennett Bequest                               400.00

    Income                                                  32.00





                                          $ 90,288.64 $ 90,288.64



Agricultural & Mechanical College Morrill Fund



    Apparatus                             $     78.22 $

    Incidentals                                 11.50

    Water, Fuel & Gas                          107.70

    Machinery & Tools                          601.83

    Stationery & Printing                       40.90

    Chemical Supplies                          967.55

    General Supplies                            54.99

    Freight Drayage & Express                  416.00

    Scientific Instruments                   1,518.02

    Text & Reference Books                     204.35

    Mechanical Supplies                        262.47

    Furniture & Fixtures                        50.40

    Laboratory Supplies                        135.61

    Salaries - P & I                        20,048.36



    Due from Banks:



    Washoe County Bank, Reno                 3,453.51

    First National Bank, Elko                2.048.59



    U. S. Appropriation                               $ 30,000.00



                                          $ 30,000.00 $ 30,000.00



Experiment Station Hatch Fund



    Salaries A                            $    973.32 $

    Salaries B                               2,483.36

    Salaries C                               1,159.40

    Labor A                                    615.00

    Labor B                                  1,936.25

    Labor C                                    119.15

    Publications                                 9.75

    Postage & Stationery                        88.40

    Freight & Express                          104.16

    Heat                                        24.00

    Light                                       20.45

    Water                                       99.90

    Chemical Supplies                           23.30

    Seeds, Plants & Sundry Supplies A          297.88

    Seeds, Plants & Sundry Supplies B           31.55

    Seeds, Plants & Sundry Supplies C           28.50

    Seeds, Plants & Sundry Supplies D           29.36

    Feeding Stuffs                             112.50

    Library                                     56.26

    Machinery & Tools                           62.75

    Furniture & Fixtures                       251.07

    Scientific Apparatus                       250.00

    Travel Expenses                            366.60

    Livestock                                    6.00

    Contingent Expense                          22.50

    Building & Repairs B                        26.22

    Building & Repairs C                       113.46

    Power                                       70.90

    U. S. Appropriation                                  7,500.00

    Due Treasurer                                        1,881.99



                                          $  9,381.99 $  9,381.99



Experiment Station Adams Fund



    Salaries                              $  4,350.88 $

    Labor                                       79.30

    Postage & Stationery                        67.85

    Freight                                     15.50

    Chemical Supplies                          167.05

    Seeds, Plants & Sundry Supplies             82.25

    Fertilizers                                153.42

    Feeding Stuffs                              48.25

    Library                                     32.20

    Furniture & Fixtures                        30.00

    Scientific Apparatus                        18.96

    Travel Expense                              61.95

    Contingent Expense                          22.50

    Due from Treasurer                       1,619.89

    U. S. Appropriation                                  6,750.00



                                          $  6,750.00 $  6,750.00



State



    Salaries & Equipment                  $ 36,098.71 $

    Cement Walks                             2,797.10

    Metallurgical Laboratory Equipment         997.77

    Income Account                              32.00

    Sundry Accounts                             17.15



Morrill Fund



    Agricultural & Mechanical College     $  5,502.10 $



Experiment Station



    Adams Fund                            $  1,619.89 $

    Live Stock Fund                            216.24

    Farm Sales Fund                             41.49

    Irrigation Special                         175.00

    Botanical Garden                             5.80



Funds Overdrawn



    Central Heating Plant                 $    739.64 $

    Hatch Fund                               1,881.99



No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet at

the call of the Chairman.



                             Oscar J. Smith

                             Chairman



Geo. H. Taylor

Secretary