01/09/1943

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
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.