01/22/1955

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 22-23, 1955




1-22-1955
Volume 7 - Pages 88-95

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 22, 1955

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University on Saturday, January 22, 1955.  The
meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 7:25 P.M.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Hardy, Grant, Lombardi, Bruce R. Thompson, Ross;
Comptroller Hayden and President Stout.

Reporters who covered the meeting were Robert Laxalt, James Hulse
and Bryn Armstrong.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meetings

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the minutes
     of previous meetings be approved as follows:

         a)  Regular meeting of December 10, 1954
         b)  Executive Committee meeting of December 16, 1954

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Claims which had been approved by the Executive Committee
     were presented for approval of the Board.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the claims,
     as follows, be approved:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-92 to 45-108 inclusive for a
         total of $164,960.99.

         State Claims, Nos. 45-67 to 45-83 inclusive for a
         total of $141,722.73.

 3.  Organization of the Board for the Ensuing Biennium

     Chairman Ross called for nominations for Chairman, Vice
     Chairman and members of the Executive Committee.

     Mr. Thompson placed the nomination of Mr. Ross for Chairman.
     The nomination was seconded and Mr. Grant moved that nomina-
     tions be closed.  Mr. Ross was elected by unanimous vote.

     Mr. Hardy placed the nomination of Mr. Grant for Vice Chair-
     man.  The nomination was seconded and Mr. Thompson moved
     that nominations be closed.  Mr. Grant was elected by
     unanimous vote.

     Mr. Hardy moved that the 4 local members of the Board - Dr.
     Lombardi, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Ross and Mr. Hardy - comprise
     the Executive Committee, and that any 3 members of the
     Executive Committee would have power to act.  The motion
     carried unanimously.

 4.  Personnel Recommendations were presented by the President.

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the following
     recommendations be approved:

     College of Arts and Science

      1)  Appointment of Mrs. Charlotte F. Carter as Assistant
          in Mathematics for the Spring semester 1955 at a salary
          of $675 for the semester.

      2.  Retirement of Theodore H. Post as Professor of Music,
          effective July 1, 1955, at which time he will be eli-
          gible for retirement.

      3)  Reappointment of Martin Levine as Lecturer in Psy-
          chology for the Spring semester 1955 at a salary of
          $450 for the semester.

     College of Education

      4)  Appointment of Mrs. Ethel Figley as Demonstration
          Teacher in Social Studies at a salary of $25 for
          demonstration on November 19, 1954.

      5)  Appointment of the following Supervising Teachers for
          the Fall semester, 1954:

          Roger Joseph                 Reno High School     $30
          Bernice Mc Naught            Reno High School     $60*
          Richard Woods                Reno High School     $60*

          *Supplementary

     Statewide Development - Reno Evening Division

      6)  Appointment of Ira E. Gunn, Jr. to teach a course in
          Salesmanship at a salary of $225 for the period Novem-
          ber 8, 1954 to December 17, 1954.

      7)  Appointment of Felton Hickman (supplementary contract),
          Department of Music, at a salary of $112.50 for the
          period November 8, 1954 to December 17, 1954.

      8)  Appointment of Harry Huey to teach a course in Tele-
          vision at a salary of $225 for the period November 8,
          1954 to December 17, 1954.

      9)  Appointment of Ruth Russell (supplementary contract),
          Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics,
          at a salary of $112.50 for the period November 8, 1954
          to December 17, 1954.

     Statewide Development - Las Vegas Evening Division

     10)  Appointment of J. Harold Brinley to teach a course in
          Algebra at a salary of $225 for the period November 8,
          1954 to December 17, 1954.

     11)  Appointment of James R. Dickinson (supplementary con-
          tract) to teach a course in English at a salary of
          $337.50 for the period November 8, 1954 to December 17,
          1954.

     12)  Appointment of Jay Jeffers to teach a course in Geology
          at a salary of $225 for the period November 8, 1954 to
          December 17, 1954.

     College of Agriculture

     13)  Retirement of Mrs. Lena Berry as Home Demonstration
          Agent in Churchill County, effective January 1, 1955,
          at which time she was eligible for retirement.

     14)  Appointment of Robert Anthony Madsen as District Ex-
          tension Agent for Esmeralda, Nye and South Lander
          Counties, effective February 1, 1955, at a salary rate
          of $4400 per year.

     15)  Appointment of Cecilly Golden as County Extension Agent
          for Churchill County, effective February 1, 1955, at a
          salary rate of $5000 per year.

     16)  Appointment of Emory Laughlin Marshall as Assistant
          County Extension Agent for Lyon County, effective
          February 1, 1955, at a salary rate of $4200 per year.

     17)  Appointment of R. W. Lauderdale as Extension Entomolo-
          gist, effective February 1, 1955, at a salary rate of
          $5600 per year.

The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and met as a Board of
Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station to consider the
following personnel recommendations.

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that they be ap-
     proved, as follows:

      1)  Resignation of Dr. Francis N. Neville, Jr. as Associate
          Veterinarian, effective December 31, 1954, in order
          that he might return to private practice.

      2)  Appointment of Garland P. Wood as Assistant Professor
          of Agricultural Economics and Assistant Economist,
          effective January 1, 1955, at a salary rate of $5600
          per year.

      3)  Appointment of Charles H. Seufferle as Assistant Pro-
          fessor of Agricultural Economics and Assistant Econ-
          omist, effective February 1, 1955, at a salary rate
          of $6000 per year.

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

 5.  Agricultural Extension Division

     Dean Bertrand was present for this item of business.  He
     explained the proposed "Memorandum of Understanding" between
     the University of Nevada and the U. S. Department of Agri-
     culture.  President Stout recommended that it be approved
     to replace the present "Memorandum of Understanding" which
     has been in effect since 1914.

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Memorandum
     be approved as follows, and that the President be authorized
     to sign it on behalf of the University.

                     MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
              BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA AND THE
               UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                   ON COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN
                    AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS

         Whereas the University of Nevada has under its control
         Federal and State funds for extension work in Agricul-
         ture and Home Economics which are and may be supple-
         mented by funds contributed for similar purposes by
         counties and other organizations and individuals within
         said State, and the United States Department of Agri-
         culture has funds appropriated directly to it by Con-
         gress which can be spent for extension work in the State
         of Nevada;

         Therefore, with a view to securing economy and efficien-
         cy in the conduct of extension work in the State of
         Nevada, the President of the University of Nevada acting
         subject to the approval of the Board of Regents of said
         University of Nevada, and the Secretary of Agriculture
         of the United States, hereby execute the following
         memorandum of understanding with reference to coopera-
         tive relations between the University of Nevada and the
         United States Department of Agriculture for the organ-
         ization of extension work in Agriculture and Home Eco-
         nomics in the State of Nevada.

           I.  The University of Nevada agrees:

               (a)  To organize and maintain within its Max C.
                    Fleischmann College of Agriculture a
                    definite and distinct administrative divi-
                    sion for the management and conduct of all
                    cooperative extension work in Agriculture
                    and Home Economics, with a Director selected
                    by the institution and satisfactory to the
                    Department;

               (b)  To administer through such divisions thus
                    organized, known as the Agricultural Ex-
                    tension Service, any and all funds it has
                    or may hereafter receive for such work from
                    appropriations made by Congress or the State
                    Legislature, by allotment from its Board of
                    Regents or from any other sources;

               (c)  To accept the responsibility for conducting
                    all educational work in the fields of Agri-
                    culture and Home Economics and subjects re-
                    lated thereto as authorized by the Smith-
                    Lever Act as amended and other Acts support-
                    ing cooperative extension work, and such
                    phases of other programs of the Department
                    as are primarily educational, which the
                    Department has been authorized to carry on
                    within the State.

          II.  The United States Department of Agriculture
               agrees:

               (a)  To maintain in the Department a Federal Ex-
                    tension Service which, under the direction
                    of the Secretary, (1) shall be charged with
                    the administration of the Smith-Lever Act
                    as amended and other Acts supporting cooper-
                    ative extension work insofar as such ad-
                    ministration is vested in the Department;
                    (2) shall have primary responsibility for
                    and leadership in all educational programs
                    under the jurisdiction of the Department,
                    except the graduate school; (3) shall be
                    responsible for coordination of all edu-
                    cational phases of other programs of the
                    Department, except the graduate school;
                    and (4) shall act as the liaison between
                    the Department and officials of the Land-
                    Grant Colleges and Universities on all
                    matters relating to cooperative extension
                    work in Agriculture and Home Economics and
                    educational activities relating thereto.

               (b)  To conduct through the Max C. Fleischmann
                    College of Agriculture of the University of
                    Nevada all extension work in Agriculture and
                    Home Economics and subjects relating thereto
                    authorized by Congress to be carried on
                    within the State except those activities
                    which by mutual agreement it is determined
                    can most appropriately and effectively be
                    carried out directly by the Department.

         III.  The University of Nevada and the United States
               Department of Agriculture mutually agree:

               (a)  That, subject to the approval of the Presi-
                    dent of the University of Nevada and the
                    Secretary of Agriculture, or their duly ap-
                    pointed representatives, all cooperative
                    extension work in Agriculture and Home
                    Economics in the State of Nevada involving
                    the use of Federal funds shall be planned
                    under the joint supervision of the Director
                    of Agricultural Extension Service of Nevada,
                    and the Administrator of the Federal Exten-
                    sion Service; and that approved plans for
                    such cooperative extension work in the State
                    of Nevada shall be carried out through the
                    Agricultural Extension Service of Nevada in
                    accordance with the terms of individual
                    project agreements.

               (b)  That all State and county personnel appoint-
                    ed by the Department as cooperative Agents
                    for extension work in Agriculture and Home
                    Economics in the State of Nevada shall be
                    joint representatives of the University of
                    Nevada and the United States Department of
                    Agriculture, unless otherwise expressly pro-
                    vided in the project agreement.  Such per-
                    sonnel shall be deemed governed by the re-
                    quirements of Federal Civil Service Rule
                    No. IV relating to political activity.

               (c)  That the cooperation between the University
                    of Nevada and the United States Department
                    of Agriculture shall be plainly set forth
                    in all publications or other printed matter
                    issued and used in connection with said
                    cooperative extension work by either the
                    University of Nevada or the United States
                    Department of Agriculture.

               (d)  That annual plans of work for the use of
                    Smith-Lever and other Federal funds in sup-
                    port of cooperative extension work shall be
                    made by the Agricultural Extension Service
                    of the State of Nevada and shall be subject
                    to the approval of the Secretary of Agricul-
                    ture in accordance with the terms of the
                    Smith-Lever Act as amended or other appli-
                    cable laws, and when so approved shall be
                    carried out by the Agricultural Extension
                    Service of the said State of Nevada.

          IV.  The University of Nevada and the United States
               Department of Agriculture further mutually agree:

               (a)  That the Department of Agriculture shall
                    make final determination on any proposed
                    supplementary memoranda of understanding
                    or similar documents, including those with
                    other agencies, affecting the conduct of
                    cooperative extension work only after con-
                    sultation with appropriate designated repre-
                    sentatives of the Land-Grant Colleges and
                    Universities.

               (b)  That the University of Nevada will make
                    arrangements affecting the conduct of co-
                    operative extension work with agencies of
                    the Department, or with other Federal
                    agencies, only through the Administrator
                    of the Federal Extension Service, or in
                    accordance with an existing general agree-
                    ment which has been approved by him.

               (c)  That all memoranda and similar documents
                    hereafter executed affecting cooperative
                    extension work, whether between agencies of
                    the Department or between State Agricultural
                    Extension Services and agencies of the De-
                    partment, shall be within the framework of,
                    and consistent with the intent and purpose
                    of, this memorandum of understanding.

               (d)  That all memoranda and agreements affecting
                    policies in cooperative extension work shall
                    be reviewed periodically by appropriately
                    designated representatives of the Land-
                    Grant Colleges and Universities and the
                    Secretary of Agriculture for the purpose of
                    determining whether modification is neces-
                    sary or desirable to meet more effectively
                    current developments and program needs.

           V.  This memorandum shall take effect when it is ap-
               proved by the President of the University of
               Nevada and the Secretary of Agriculture of the
               United States, and shall remain in force until
               it is expressly abrogated in writing by either
               one of the signers or his successor in office.
               The agreement executed August 17, 1914, shall
               be deemed abrogated upon the effective date
               hereof.

 6.  Out-of-State Tuition Awards

     Letter from Loring R. Williams, Chairman of the Faculty
     Committee on Scholarships and Prizes, was read in which Dr.
     Williams recommended that a policy be set for the granting
     of out-of-state tuition awards (authorized by the Legisla-
     ture in 1945).

     Following general discussion, the matter was laid over for
     consideration at the next meeting of the Board.

 7.  Gifts received by the University were reported as follows:

     a)  From Standard Oil Company of California, a print of the
         16 mm film "Nevada:  Land of Surprises".

     b)  From Combined Metals Reduction Company, quartz and topaz
         crystals for the Mackay School of Mines Museum.

     c)  From Mr. W. Church Holmes of Tonopah, $25 to be used for
         the Mackay School of Mines Library.

     d)  From Television Station KZTV and the HASCO Company of
         Reno, a television set, including installation with out-
         lets to 3 rooms, for the Journalism Department.

     e)  From the Gen. O. M. Mitchell Women's Relief Corps of
         Reno, $5 to be applied on the G. A. R. Scholarship for
         1955-56.

     f)  From friends of Mrs. Eva Winer, in her memory, $32 to
         be credited to the Rita Hope Winer Scholarship Fund.

     g)  From the Natser Corporation (bequest of Hunter L. Gary)
         check for $5000.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the gifts
     be accepted and that the Secretary write a note of thanks
     to each donor, on behalf of the Board of Regents.

     Referring to the bequest of Hunter L. Gary (Natser Corpora-
     tion), President Stout read a letter from Mr. Theodore S.
     Gary as follows.  This letter was a reply to one from Gary
     following the Regents meeting of December 10, 1954 to as-
     certain the wishes of Mr. Gary in the use of the $5000 be-
     quest.

                        NATSER CORPORATION
                          P. O. Box 2405
                           Reno, Nevada

                                          332 South Michigan Ave.
                                          Chicago 4, Illinois
                                          January 12, 1955

         Mr. Minard W. Stout, President
         University of Nevada
         Reno, Nevada

         Dear Mr. Stout:

         Thank you very much for your letter of December 29.
         With respect to the two plans discussed by the Board
         of Regents and outlined in your letter, I believe it
         would have been my father's wish to use the money to
         purchase equipment of a permanent nature to improve
         the teaching of Wild Life Conservation, and it is very
         thoughtful of the Board of Regents to suggest that
         such equipment be labeled in memory of my father.

         However, I shall leave it up to the Board of Regents
         to make the final decision as to which plan the money
         should be used for, and I am willing to go along with
         them on any decision they make.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ Theodore S. Gary
                             President
                             Natser Corporation

     It was agreed that the money be used for the purchase of
     equipment.  Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that
     the Department of Biology be asked to submit recommendations
     for purchase of equipment of a permanent nature.

 8.  Legislative Program

     The following items were discussed:

         (a)  Proposed Budget
         (b)  Per-Student Cost
         (c)  Building Program
         (d)  Social Security and Insurance

     Mr. Hayden reported on proposed legislation to deposit all
     University funds in the State Treasury.

 9.  President's Informal Report

     Letter was read from the Nevada Section of the American
     Society of Range Management asking for an expanded program
     of range research and range extension in the State of
     Nevada.

     By consensus, it was agreed that the Secretary write a let-
     ter of acknowledgement and that the letter be referred to
     Dean Bertrand.

     Letter on the Condos Estate was received from Harvey
     Dickerson, Attorney General, asking whether or not the Re-
     gents "would favor the closing of the estate by the appoint-
     ment of the Executor Bank as Trustee to represent the re-
     maining beneficiaries of the Will in negotiating a sale of
     the said real estate."

     By consensus, the request was approved and the Secretary
     instructed to notify the Attorney General.

The meeting adjourned at 10:50 P.M.

The next meeting will be at the call of the Chair.