January 9-10, 1943
1-09-1943 Volume 5 - Pages 358-361 REGENTS MEETING January 9, 1943 Meeting called to order by Chairman Ross at 10:35 A.M. Present: Wardin, Sirkegian, Ross, Hartman and Gorman. Mr. Paul J. Sirkegian's credentials were presented to the Board; he will be a member of the Board of Regents, effective January 4, 1943, for 4 years ending first Monday in January, 1947. Mrs. Wardin moved that the Board of Regents continue to be organ- ized as at present and that Mr. Ross be retained as Chairman of the Board (Mr. Ross not voting on this motion) and that Mr. Sirkegian replace Mr. Williams on the Committee of the Board. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the minutes of the meeting of De- cember 12, 1942. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Dr. Hartman announced the reported resignation from the Washoe County Extension staff of Mr. H. E. Boerlin (about December 20, 1942). Dr. Hartman reported on correspondence and telegrams exchanged between this office and Mr. M. L. Wilson, Director of the Agri- cultural Extension Department, Washington, D. C. It was the opinion of the Regents that action should be delayed on the mat- ter of selecting a permanent Director of the Agricultural Ex- tension Division at this University until work is received from Mr. M. L. Wilson giving results of the study made of the Exten- sion Division here by Mr. Fred Jans. Dr. Hartman read letter of application from Mr. John J. Mc Elroy (University of Nevada, 1925) for the position of Director of the Extension Division and his reply to this letter - application to be kept on file. President announced an offer of $7000 from Mr. I. J Smith on behalf of a client for the Loraine Hotel located at 222 Lake Street, Reno (part of the Hartung Estate). Dr. Hartman recom- mended that this offer should not be accepted. Mrs. Wardin moved approval of this recommendation. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Dr. Hartman read his letter of January 4, 1943 to Mr. J. D. Layman concerning the final papers in transfer of Mr. Layman's property at 1027 Sierra St., Reno, to the University and announc- ed filing of deed for this property with the County Recorder's Office. Dr. Hartman read letter from J. R. Van Dyke, Acting Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, and Dean Stanley Palmer with reference to sale of D-4400 Diesel Engine, proceeds from this sale to be used to purchase more useful equipment; engine to be sold through the Sanford Tractor & Equipment Company of Reno. Mr. Sirkegian moved approval of the sale of this engine. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Dr. Hartman read letter from Mr. S. B. Doten regarding increase in salary for members of his staff presented at the December 12, 1942 meeting and adding Ernest L. Sandry, Department of Veteri- nary Science, for an increase from $1500 to $1620 per year. No action taken until further information is secured on "freezing" of salaries. Dr. Hartman requested authority to appoint an Assistant Registrar to replace Mrs. Carll, resigned, when such an Assistant can be obtained at a reasonable salary. Mrs. Wardin moved that the President be granted this authority. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Dr. Hartman requested authority to increase salaries and wages of the members of the staff as occasion may require. Mr. Sirkegian moved that the President be given this authority provided such increases are in accord with government rulings with regard to salaries, and within the budget. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Gorman announced conclusion of the negotiations involved in the transfer of the Hartung Estate to the University, and the establishment of an account in the Comptroller's office known as the "Royal D. Hartung Industrial Education Fund" in accordance with the terms of the Will. In order to complete the records in the District Court, it was necessary for the Chairman of the Board to sign the final voucher (in accord with authority granted him at a previous meeting) and the attorneys ask that a resolu- tion be furnished approving the action of the Chairman in sign- ing the voucher and approving the action of the Comptroller in accepting the deed and the $6,505.43. Mrs. Wardin moved adoption of the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents approve the action of the Chairman of the Board of Regents in signing the final voucher in matter of the estate of Otto Hartung, deceased, same bearing No. 7036 in Department No. 2 in the Second Judi- cial District Court of the State of Nevada, in and for the County of Washoe, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents approve the action of the Comptroller of the University in accepting the deed to the real property described in said voucher and in accepting the proceeds of the final settlement amounting to $6,505.43. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Gorman presented the bill of Mr. Charles M. Merrill for legal service rendered in the matter of the estate of Otto Hartung, deceased, for $350, to be paid from the income of the estate and not from the principal. Mr. Sirkegian moved approval of this bill for payment. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Bid was opened at this time for removal of the old barracks from Campus. Only bid received was from Martin C. Birch in the amount of $300. Mr. Gorman recommended acceptance of this bid. Mrs. Wardin moved acceptance of this bid. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Sirkegian, at the suggestion of Mr. Gorman, moved that a letter be written to the Salary Stabilization Board having juris- diction over salary matters of University staff asking for ruling on increases in salary. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Gorman reported that there is a bill for $69.63 due on the Layman property for 1942 taxes. Mrs. Wardin moved that these taxes be paid from the income from this property. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Gorman reported on the estate of Dr. W. H. Hood - a portion of which is to go to the University according to Dr. Hood's Will in the event that there is anything left of the estate - that he had been nominated as Executor of the Estate. Mr. Gorman re- quested advice of the Regents as to whether he should act as Executor or not; it was the opinion of the Regents that he should not act in this capacity especially in view of the fact that the University is a beneficiary of Dr. Hood's estate. With reference to the conversion of the heating plant, Mr. Gorman asked authority to send an engineer (Mr. Thompson) to inspect some second-hand converters which have been located and might possibly be used in the heating plant in case they are suitable. Traveling expenses of Mr. Thompson would amount to approximately $100. Mr. Sirkegian moved approval of this recommendation. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Gorman read the Budget for 1943-44 as presented to the Gover- nor as follows: (1) Salaries $587,000 (2) Buildings & Grounds Maintenance 50,000 (3) Repairs to Buildings 15,000 General Expense 52,500 (4) Departmental 75,000 $779,500 (1) Includes $15,000 for increase of salaries of faculty during the next two years. (2) Maintenance staff at University of Nevada is paid $4.50 per day. City and County pay $6.00 per day for corresponding work. It is proposed to raise these employees to $5.00 per day. Discontinuance of WPA also will require addition to present maintenance staff. (3) Owing to discontinuance of WPA, University will have to carry full cost of repairs. (4) This item is increased $5,000 for needed equiment for various Departments. ESTIMATED INCOME 9 cents on $216,000,000 $194,400.00 $388,800.00 (5) Student Fees 40,000.00 80,000.00 Land Grants 6,500.00 13,000.00 Morrill-Nelson 71,185.91 142,371.82 (6) Liquor Tax 38% 155,328.18 $779,500.00 (5) Owing to decrease in student enrollment this figure is a conservative estimate. (6) Liquor tax is estimated to $155,328.18 for two years. It is understood that any surplus over and above this budget is to be conserved in lieu of the 2-cent permanent construction tax which was discontinued in 1932. The Regents approved the Budget as read. Mrs. Wardin moved approval of Mr. Gorman's recommendations for discontinuing certain special appropriations as follows: (1) It is recommended that the special appropriation of $4,000 for Weights and Measures be discontinued and the allotment of $4,000 be added to Public Service Division. (2) It is recommended that the special appropriation of $5,000 for the Analytical Laboratory be discontinued and the al- lotment of $5,000 or so much of this amount as may be neces- sary to care for exta work in this Department be added to Public Service allotment for this Department. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Meeting adjourned at 12:30. Next meeting to be held subject to the call of the Chairman.