01/13/1945

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 13-14, 1945 



1-13-1945
Volume 5 - Pages 430-432

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 13, 1945

The special meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
at 9:30 A.M. in the President's office.  Present:  Regents
Henningsen, Sheerin, Sirkegian, Ross; Comptroller Gorman and
President Moseley.  Regent Mc Namee was absent because of ill-
ness.

President Moseley gave the following informal report:

(1)  Mr. Henry Dieterich, who had been employed in the Department
     of Buildings and Grounds since April, 1936, died on January
     3, 1945.

(2)  Total enrollment at close of business on January 12th was
     423, distributed as follows:

     Sex           Classes             Colleges

     Men    98     Freshmen     177    Arts and Science     333
     Women 325     Sophomores   101    Engineering           34
           423     Juniors       55    Agriculture            5
                   Seniors       53    Home Economics        33
                   Specials      19    Graduates             18
                   Graduates     18                         423
                                423

(3)  Artemisia Hall is housing 74 students and 2 Supervisors,
     making a total of 76; Manzanita Hall is housing 34 students,
     1 Supervisor and 7 faculty members, making a total of 42.
     Lincoln Hall is housing 25 men students.

President Moseley submitted the following recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    None.

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

     (1)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Dr. R. C. Thompson,
          Dean of Men and Professor of Philosophy, be granted a
          leave of absence with pay, on account of illness, to
          June 30, 1945.

     (2)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Dr. F. C. Murgotten,
          Professor of Foreign Languages, be granted a leave of
          absence with pay, on account of illness, to June 30,
          1945.

     (3)  That, effective March 1, 1945, Mr. Eldon C. Grafton,
          Associate Professor of Structural Engineering, be
          granted a leave of absence without pay, to June 30,
          1945, to accept a position as Acting Professor of Civil
          Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology,
          Chicago, Illinois.

     (4)  That, effective January 1, 1945, the resignation of
          Miss Thea Thompson as Assistant to the University
          Librarian, be accepted.

     (5)  That, effective January 1, 1945, the resignation of
          Mrs. Katherine Rawles as Social Director of Artemisia
          Hall, be accepted.

     (6)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Dr. R. S. Griffin be
          appointed as Acting Dean of Men at no increase in
          salary.

     (7)  That, effective January 9, 1945, Miss Margaret M.
          Griffin be appointed as Assistant Director for Home
          Economics in the Agricultural Extension Division, at
          a salary of $3600 per year.

     (8)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Mr. Frank Hungate be
          appointed as Acting Instructor in the Department of
          Biology in the place of Dr. Lowrance, who is on leave,
          at a total salary of $900 to June 30, 1945.

     (9)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Mr. Mario B. Rodriguez
          be appointed as Acting Assistant Professor of Foreign
          Languages in the place of Dr. Murgotten, at a total
          salary of $1250 to June 30, 1945.

    (10)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Florence Peacocke be
          appointed Social Director of Artemisia Hall at a salary
          of $125 per month for 5 months.

    (11)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Mrs. Loring Williams
          be appointed as Acting Assistant in Mathematics at a
          total salary of $240 to June 30, 1945.

    (12)  That, effective January 1, 1945, Mrs. V. E. Spencer be
          appointed as Acting Assistant in English at a total
          salary of $600 to June 30, 1945.

    (13)  That, effective January 1, 1945, the following salary
          increases be granted from funds of the Food and Drugs,
          Weights and Measures Department:

          A. J. Rafael, Resident Inspector, from $250 to $275
              per month
          E. L. Randall, Chemist, from $250 to $275 per month
          J. W. Grant, Inspector, from $175 to $200 per month
          V. Cokefair, Inspector, from $175 to $200 per month

    (14)  That, effective January 1, 1945, the salary of Mrs. Eda
          L. Carlson, State Supervisor of the Emergency War Food
          Preservation Program in the Agricultural Extension
          Division, be increased from $2700 to $3000 per year.

    Upon motion of Mr. Sirkegian, recommendations on personnel
    passed unanimously.

C.  Recommendations on Policy

    (1)  That Commissioner Wayne B. Adams of the Food and Drugs,
         Weights and Measures Department of the Public Service
         Division of the University of Nevada be authorized to
         draft and introduce at the coming session of the Legis-
         lature a new Weights and Measures Act repealing the
         present Act which has been on the statute books since
         1911 without amendment; said Act to be in keeping with
         present industrial trends and without controversial
         material.  The appointment of the State Sealer, under
         the new law, remains in the hands of the Board of Re-
         gents as before.  No specific appropriation will be re-
         quested since the support of this law will come from
         existing University public service funds as at present.

    (2)  That Commissioner Wayne B. Adams of the Food and Drugs,
         Weights and Measures Department of the Public Service
         Division of the University of Nevada be authorized to
         recommend an amendment to the present laws known as
         "The Hotel Inspection Act" and "The Used Bedding Law"
         to the effect that the enforcing agency would become
         the State Board of Health rather than the Departments
         of Food and Drugs, Weights and Measures.

    On motion of Mr. Sheerin, recommendations on policy passed
    unanimously.

At 9:45 A.M. the meeting recessed as a Board of Regents and met
as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station.

President Moseley submitted the following recommendation on
personnel -

    That effective January 1, 1945, Miss Zeta Capriotti, Clerk
    in the Department of Farm Development, be granted an increase
    in salary from $150 to $175 per month from Federal Purnell
    Fund.

Upon motion of Mrs. Henningsen, passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Regents.

Comptroller Gorman reported on his conference with the Attorney
General in regard to the purchase of additional land for the
University and the revising of laws pertaining to the powers of
the Regents.  He will, after conference with Regent Mc Namee,
submit proposed legislation to the Attorney General for his
approval.

President Moseley discussed agricultural policies and requested
that the Chairman appoint 3 members of the Board as a committee
to study the operation of the University's demonstration farms
and the College of Agriculture and make recommendations to the
Board concerning the farms, future policies of the College of
Agriculture and the coordination of the University's whole agri-
cultural service.  After considerable discussion, Chairman Ross
appointed as a committee to make recommendations on agricultural
policies, Regents Sirkegian, Sheerin and Henningsen.

By informal vote the Regents declared unanimously, as a prelim-
inary statement to the work of the above committee, that it was
their opinion, individually and collectively, that the University
farms and any part of them should not be sold.

At 10:20 A.M. Governor Carville met with the Regents.

After preliminary statement by the Chairman, the needs of the
University for the next 2 years for maintenance, operation and
building were thoroughly discussed.  The Governor expressed him-
self as being in favor of salary adjustments to meet the increas-
ed costs of living.  With regard to the building program as sub-
mitted by President Moseley, the Governor told the Board that he
now had a better understanding of the needs of the University
and felt more favorably inclined than heretofore.  The sanction
of new buildings, however, he said, was a prerogative of the
Legislature.

Governor Carville expressed pleasure at the appointments of a
committee to study the agricultural aspects of the University
and stated that he would like to have the benefits of the find-
ings of the committee.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 P.M.

The regular meeting of the Board will be held at 9:30 A.M.,
January 27, 1945.