January 22-23, 1955
Volume 7 - Pages 88-95
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
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
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
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*
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,
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
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
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
(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
(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
(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
(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
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
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-
P. O. Box 2405
332 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago 4, Illinois
January 12, 1955
Mr. Minard W. Stout, President
University of 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
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
By consensus, it was agreed that the Secretary write a let-
ter of acknowledgement and that the letter be referred to
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.