01/24/1948

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 24-25, 1948 



1-24-1948
Volume 6 - Pages 51-62

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 24, 1948

(Mailed February 25, 1948 to include enrollment and housing
figures for Spring semester, 1948; and list of graduates passed
by faculty at its meeting on February 24, 1948.)

The regular meeting of the Board was called to order by Chairman
Ross at 9:30 A.M., January 24, 1948, in the President's office.
Present:  Regents Cahlan, Hilliard, Henningsen, Sheerin, Ross;
Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the regular meeting of December 11, 12, 13, 1948, be
dispensed with and that they be approved as submitted.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment

    Spring figures are:  Men      1180
                         Women     467
                         Total    1647

    Of the above students, 805 are attending under the Veterans
    Education Bills as follows:

        Under G. I. Bill                    765
        Under Vocational Rehabilitation      40
                                            805

B.  Housing

    Women housed      159
    Men housed        323
    Couples housed    148

    Manzanita Hall           Artemisia Hall       Lincoln Hall
    Students    76           Students    83       Students   127
    Adults       1           Adults       1
                77                       84

    Old Gymnasium            Field House
    Students    53           Students    12

    Highland Terrace Housing Units
    Dormitory No. 27  Students  44
    Dormitory No. 28  Students  42
    Dormitory No. 30  Students  45
                               131

    Couples - 20 (not under University supervision)

    Campus Housing Units              Trailer Court
    Students        96                Couples          36
    Faculty         16
                   112 (8 units, 14 couples each)

C.  Personnel

    1)  Miss Helen Brania was appointed as Executive Secretary of
        the YMCA at a salary of $200 per month, effective Febru-
        ary 1, 1948, for the Spring semester.  Miss Brania re-
        ceived her B. A. degree from the University of Nevada in
        1947.

D.  Gifts

    1)  The Reno Community Chest again contributed $1000 toward
        the salary of the Campus YWCA Secretary, and an addition-
        al $1000 will be received if the Chest reaches its goal.

    2)  Donald R. Warren sent a check for $100 which was credited
        to the President's Discretionary Fund.

    3)  George Johnson has contributed $250 toward the scholar-
        ship fund for Miss Angeline Constantinidou.

E.  Miscellaneous

    Home Study Courses - The following was prepared by Dr. M. W.
    Deming, Director of Home Studies courses:

        Report of Registrations for the period June 1, 1947
        through November 31, 1947:

        Correspondence fees collected during above
            period                                     $1,523.50
        Instructors' share - one half                     761.75

        Total number of registrations for courses
            during above period                           166

        Number of above courses completed        36
        Number of above courses continued       112
        Number of above courses dropped at
            the request of the student
            approved by the Director             18
                                                166

        Number of courses previously registered for
            completed in above period                      14
        Number of courses previously registered for
            active and continued                           53
        Number of courses previously registered for
            inactive since 1945 and 1946                  105

        Total number of old and new registrations
            completed in above period                      50
        Total number of old and new registrations
            currently active and continued                165

        For comparison - for the previous period from
            December 1, 1946 through May 31, 1947,
            the number of registrations were               62
        Total number of old and new registrations
            completed in above period                      29

        Correspondence fees collected during the above
            period                                     $  561.50
        Instructors' share - one half                     280.75

    Race Track - The State Agricultural Society has executed
    another lease with the present tenant for the ensuing year.
    Negotiations are under way between the State Agricultural
    Society and the Memorial Committee leading toward the taking
    over of the race track and adjoining ground by the Memorial
    Committee.

    Mr. Hilliard reported that he had, as requested at the last
    meeting, looked into the legal aspect of the race track and
    found that it belongs to the State of Nevada and has been
    placed under the control of the State Agricultural Society.
    Since the State Agricultural Society had already made com-
    mitments for another year, no further investigation was
    necessary at this time.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the students
    on the following list, candidates for degrees, when approved
    by the University faculty, be granted the indicated degrees
    and diplomas.

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Donna Anderson                  Howard Haman
        William Beko                    Effie Mc Queen
        William Brinkerhoff             Nora Morris
        Laura Lide Dearing              Joyce Nielsen
        Alice Doyle                     Ralph Reynolds
        Robert Gould                    Robert Singleton
        Helen Hackett

    Bachelor of Science

        Andrew Dieringer                Henry Jones

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Galen De Longchamps             Marvin F. Porteous
        Charles R. Frisbie              Richard Waldman
        Preston L. Funkhouser           Hugh Wilton

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        William Canessa                 Carl Franson

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Eve Giorgi

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Douglas Bevans                  Walter Riggle
        Bernard Brady

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Clarence Edward Byrd

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

        Ruth Mary Wallace

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Science

        Abraham Ravve

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the following
    recommendations, 1 to 16, inclusive, be approved:

    Infirmary

     1)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Miss Mary Rotter,
         R. N., be appointed as Assistant Nurse in the University
         Hospital for the Spring semester, 1948, at a salary of
         $220 per month plus an amount equal to room and board,
         the amount for room rent to be charged to the University
         Dormitory since Miss Rotter will be living there and
         will be on night emergency call, the board to be charged
         to the Infirmary.

    Biology

     2)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Ira La Rivers be ap-
         pointed as Assistant Professor at a salary of $3400 for
         the school year 1948-49.

    Economics, Business Administration and Sociology

     3)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Louis V. Skinner be re-
         appointed as Lecturer at a salary of $400 for the Spring
         semester 1948.

    English

     4)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Mrs. Mabel Brown be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $825 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

     5)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Louis Hall be reap-
         pointed as Assistant at a salary of $275 for the Spring
         semester 1948.

     6)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Mrs. Laurabel Hume be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $550 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

     7)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Mrs. Harriet B.
         Spencer be reappointed as Assistant at a salary for
         $550 for the Spring semester 1948.

     8)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Miss Janice Swan be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $412 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

    Foreign Languages

     9)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Mrs. Mabel Brown be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $275 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

    History and Political Science

    10)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Edward M. Hulme be
         reappointed as Lecturer at a salary of $1800 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

    Mathematics

    11)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Kenneth Bradshaw be
         reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $550 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

    12)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Robert Tompson be re-
         appointed as Assistant at a salary of $550 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

    13)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Mrs. Margaret Williams
         be reappointed as Assistant at a salary of $340 for the
         Spring semester 1948.

    Civil Engineering

    14)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Robert Poolman be ad-
         vanced in rank to Assistant Professor.

    15)  That, effective February 1, 1948, the salary of Robert
         Poolman be fixed at $3600 per year.

    Specialist in Agricultural Extension

    16)  That, effective February 1, 1948, Albert J. Reed be ap-
         pointed as Extension Dairyman at a salary of $4380 per
         year, to be paid from Federal Extension Funds.

    County Agents

    17)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Miss Madge Elder, Ex-
         tension Agent for Lyon County, be increased in salary
         to $2880 per year.

    18)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Mrs. Lena H. Berry,
         Extension Agent for Churchill County, be increased in
         salary to $3540 per year.

    19)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Miss M. Gertrude Hayes,
         Extension Agent for Washoe County, be increased in sal-
         ary to $3900 per year.

    20)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Mrs. Olive Mc Cracken,
         Extension Agent for Douglas and Ormsby Counties, be in-
         creased in salary to $3180 per year.

    21)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Mrs. Rose M. Spezia,
         Extension Agent for Elko County, be increased in salary
         to $3180 per year.

    22)  That, effective January 1, 1948, Miss J. Hazel Zimmer-
         man, Extension Agent for Clark and Lincoln Counties, be
         increased in salary to $3780 per year.

Reporter Sias of the Reno Evening Gazette came into the meeting.

    President Moseley read the following letter from M. L.
    Wilson, Director of Extension Work, U. S. Department of Agri-
    culture, Washington, D. C.:

                                            January 20, 1948

        J. O. Moseley, President
        University of Nevada
        Reno, Nevada

        Dear President Moseley:

        This letter is written in connection with a conference
        in my office between yourself, Director Creel and my-
        self, at the time of the Land Grant College Association
        meeting last Fall regarding administrative relationships
        between the Extension Service of the Department of Agri-
        culture, and the University of Nevada in connection with
        cooperative Extension work.  At this conference I stated
        that our administrative relationships were very satis-
        factory, but we thought it desirable that somebody be
        designated to serve as Acting Director, in charge, during
        the absence of Director Creel.  We understand that at
        present you serve as Acting Director in the absence of
        Director Creel, which is satisfactory to us.  However,
        the common practice is that such delegation of responsi-
        bility should go to an administrative assistant to the
        Director, who is familiar with the continuity of the
        work of the State Extension office, and best knows the
        policy basis upon which necessary decisions or actions
        have to be taken in the absence of the Director.

        Therefore, we recommend to you, subject to the approval
        of your Board, that Mr. Clarence E. Byrd, Administrative
        Assistant to Director Creel, be designated as Acting
        Director, in charge, during the absence of the Director.

        Will you please inform us if the above arrangement is
        satisfactory?  If so, we will have the proper notation
        made in the records here.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ M. L. Wilson
                             Director of Extension Work

    Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that Clarence
    Byrd, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Agriculture,
    be named as Acting Director of the Agricultural Extension
    Division, in charge, during the absence of the Director.

C.  Recommendations on Policy

    1)  Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed with 4 voting in favor and
        Mr. Ross passing his vote, that, effective September 1,
        1948, the stipend for Fellowships in Chemistry be in-
        creased to $1100 for the school year with freedom from
        tuition and fees.

    2)  Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the follow-
        ing resolution be adopted:

            RESOLVED, that all new members of the staff be on a
            probationary period as follows:

            1)  Full time Instructors are appointed annually and
                each year must be reappointed.  No person can
                hold the position of full time Instructor for a
                period longer than 3 years.  At the end of 3
                years service, an Instructor will not be reap-
                pointed in this grade.

            2)  The initial appointment of an Assistant Professor
                is to be for 1 year, at the end of which he is
                eligible for reappointment in this grade for a
                2-year term.  Upon successful completion of 3
                years service in this grade, no further reap-
                pointment is necessary; and he shall hold his
                position during the pleasure of the Board.

            3)  Associate Professors and Professors shall be
                appointed initially for 1 year and upon their
                reappointment in the same or higher rank shall
                hold their positions during the pleasure of the
                Board.

            4)  Assistant, part-time, Instructors, Investigators
                and Lecturers shall be appointed for a period
                not exceeding 1 year and must be reappointed at
                the expiration of each period for which they
                were appointed.

        These regulations supplement Article V, Section 4 of the
        Bylaws on the Board of Regents.

    3)  Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the adminis-
        trative policy on student honesty be adopted:

        1)  The Board of Regents reaffirms the administrative
            policy of the University which requires all members
            of the instructional staff to exercise vigilant and
            continuous supervision of all types of University
            tests and examinations; and otherwise to exert every
            effort to detect dishonesty in any form.

        2)  Each case of dishonesty shall be reported to the
            Chairman of the Administrative Council with all
            supporting evidence available.  Since student morals
            and morale are of University-wide concern, members
            of the University staff shall in no instance dismiss
            cases of dishonesty without reporting same to the
            Chairman of the Administrative Council, who, after
            referring such cases for investigation to the Dean
            of Men and the Dean of Women, shall keep a cumulative
            record of them and their disposition.  Only such
            cases as are presented for action to the Administra-
            tive Council shall be made a part of the record of
            the transactons of that body.

        3)  A further study by appropriate faculty committees
            looking toward a more complete revision and clarifi-
            cation of the rules and regulations connected with
            the problem of dishonesty in school work is hereby
            authorized.

Highway Request - Mr. Koontz and Mr. Ottini, representing the
State Highway Department, appeared before the Regents at 10:30
A.M. and requested a right-of-way over a 2600 foot strip of the
University South Virginia Farm for which the State Highway De-
partment is prepared to pay the University, for the purpose of
widening the Highway.  The State Highway Department further
agrees to remove the old fence and to reconstruct a new one, and
to move the irrigation ditches inside the new line.  Permission
in the form of a letter was requested so that the telephone com-
pany and the telegraph company could start constructing joint
poles, which will be within a foot of the new line, in order that
work might be started by them immediately.

Chairman Ross thanked the men for presenting the proposal in
person, and, with the unanimous approval of the Board, stated
that the Board is in sympathy with the matter and that further
discussion would be entered into later in the present meeting.

Dining Hall - Dean Mobley appeared before the Regents at 11:10
A.M. in order to report on her work and proposals as authorized
by the Board at its meeting in December, 1947.  Dean Mobley had
visited both Stanford University at Palo Alto and the University
of California at Berkeley, had conferred with the Director of
Dining Hall at Stanford, and with the Dean of Women and the Busi-
ness Manager of the University of California, and reported her
findings as follows:

    Types of Dining Service - Dining services at both Stanford
    and California are varied - consisting of cafeteria service
    on Army trays, cafeteria service with plastic trays and
    dishes and nicely appointed dining services with student
    waiters.

    Board Price Range - Stanford is charging students $2 a day
    for board.  California's board ranges from $1.24 a day to
    $1.87 a day according to the type of service, the number
    fed, etc.

    Cost Accounting - Both Universities operate on a daily cost
    accounting system.  The accounting originates at the store
    rooms, reports go from there to the Dining Hall Director's
    desk for recording on the "Kardex" file, and then to the
    Business Office.  The Business Offices are in a position to
    tell each dining hall at any time how their daily food costs
    are running.

    Segregation of Men and Women - Both Universities operate
    dining halls in the Dormitories and consequently the men
    and women are separated.  Note:  The problems of serving
    our men and women together complicates our service as to
    type of diet, amount of food and desired refinements.

William Simons, Sagebrush reporter, came into the meeting.

Dean Mobley proposed that the Dining Hall situation be studied
from the following angles:

    1 - Administrative policies
    2 - Dining service, food preparation and environment
    3 - Personnel

She further recommended that a women Dietitian be employed as
Director of Dining Hall and that Mr. Grayson be named Supervising
Head Chef.  It was pointed out that Miss Christine Ricker, Di-
rector of Dining Halls, Stanford University, would be willing to
visit the University of Nevada, study the situation, make recom-
mendations, and help in any way possible with plans for reorgani-
zation, if the University of Nevada would pay her air transpor-
tation and expenses, after policies and business arrangements
here are in hand.

The meeting recessed at 12:10 noon for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall.

The meeting was called to order at 1:10 P.M. in the President's
office with all Regents, President Moseley, Comptroller Gorman,
Dean Mobley and reporter Simons present.  Reporter Trago came in
at 1:20 P.M.

A thorough discussion was entered into with Dean Mobley and it
was unanimously agreed that the Board of Regents are in sympathy
with the recommendations of the report given by Dean Mobley.

Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Dean of Women,
the Dean of Men and a representative from the Comptroller's of-
fice, be appointed as a committee to start research along the
lines of Dean Mobley's report and that, in the meantime, they
have power to effect whatever changes are possible at this time,
with the approval of the President, a report to be made at the
next meeting of the Board of Regents.

Reporter Simons left the meeting.

On behalf of the Board of Regents, Mr. Ross thanked Miss Mobley
for her work and for her fine report, and she left the meeting.

Comptroller's Report:

Heating Plant - At a meeting of the State Planning Board, at
which Mr. Ross and Mrs. Henningsen were present, the following
resolution was passed:

    Since it appears from exhaustive and completed studies by
    this Board, and bids from interested contractors, showing
    that an adequate and efficient Heating Plant cannot be ob-
    tained for the University with the funds appropriated there-
    for, also in view of the fact that it appears to be the con-
    sensus of opinion of those members of the Board of Regents of
    the University who were present today that the present Heat-
    ing Plant will serve that institution until another Legisla-
    ture convenes,

    IT IS THEREFORE MOVED, that the Planning Board prepare a
    complete description of the requirements to take care of all
    the heating problems at the University properly for a good
    many years to come, segregating the same into 3 divisions:

        1.  The boiler house completely equipped
        2.  The distribution and equipment required to carry the
            necessary heat to all of the present buildings with
            reasonable expectancy for future installations
        3.  The repiping and replumbing of all the older build-
            ings that need such improvements

    That each complete data be presented to the next Session of
    the Legislature with the statement from this Board that the
    estimated funds are required to meet the mandate of the last
    Legislature to provide a complete and adequate heating system
    for the entire University, and the incoming Legislature re-
    quested to give further instructions to this Board, taking
    into consideration the necessity of an increased appropria-
    tion.

Advisory Board of Regents - Attorney General filed a demurrer in
the Court at Austin, Nevada, and the matter was transferred to
the Second Judicial District Court at Reno, with Judge Harry
Watson of Ely presiding.  On Thursday, January 22, 1948, Judge
Watson made his decision from the bench sustaining the demurrer
of Attorney General Bible on the grounds that the Act was con-
stitutional.  Attorneys for Mr. King gave notice in open court
that this decision would be appealed to the Supreme Court.  Mr.
Bible's ruling, concurred in by all present, was that the Board
of Regents should do nothing until the Supreme Court handed down
its final decision.

Dining Hall - New boilers and boiler room, as authorized by the
Regents, have been completed and were put into operation on
December 31, 1947.  The steam coffee urns authorized by the
Regents have been installed at a cost of $489.50 for urns and
$362.92 for installation, making a total cost of $853.42.

Retirement - Since the policies held by faculty members with the
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association carry several optional
settlements for the parties holding these policies, and in order
to make a uniform rule, motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously
that the University supplement the earnings of the respective
policies on the designated "regular" settlement as outlined in
each policy.

F. J. Johnson, Janitor for the Agricultural Experiment Station,
is due to retire on June 30, 1948.  His average salary for the
past 5 years is $112 per month.  His retirement salary is 1/3
of $112 or $37.33 per month.  On recommendation of Director
Fleming, motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that Mr.
Johnson continue in service as Janitor, that he be authorized
to discontinue payments to the retirement pension fund as of
June 30, 1948, and that when he does retire, the $5.02 per month
earned by his retirement policy will be supplemented by $32.31
per month from the University pension fund to make his retirement
salary $37.33 per month.

Maurice D. Lewis, Janitor for the Library, will retire on June
30, 1948.  He will receive $6.62 per month from the Teachers
Insurance and Annuity Association, and $43.38 per month from the
University, making his retirement income $50 per month, which
is 1/3 of his average salary for the past 5 years.

Verner E. Scott, Director of Residence Teaching, College of Agri-
culture, will retire on June 30, 1948.  He will receive $16.28
per month from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association,
and $105.60 per month from the University, making his retirement
income $121.88 per month, which is 1/3 of the average salary for
the past 5 years.

R. C. Thompson, Professor and Chairman of the Department of
Philosophy, will retire on June 30, 1948.  He will receive $17.13
per month from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association,
and $110.87 per month from the University, making his retirement
income $128.00 per month, which is 1/3 of his average salary for
the past 5 years.

New Gymnasium - In line with authorization by the Regents on its
inspection tour of the Campus, Graduate Manager Joe Mc Donnell
had installed cushions around the curtain wells on the basketball
courts in the new Gymnasium.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the University pay
from general funds 1/2 of the bill, or $199.08 (total bill is
$398.16).

Out-of-State Tuition - Miss Mary Lartirigoyen of Cedarville,
California, requested exemption from out-of-state tuition on the
grounds that her father pays taxes in the State of Nevada.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the action of the
Comptroller be sustained in not granting exemption to Miss
Lartirigoyen, on the grounds that the statutes do not include
tax payments as constituting cause for tuition exemption.

Blue Peppers Uniforms - Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unani-
mously that the request of Col. Parker, PMS&T, be granted that
the University advance $1200 to be repaid $600 by December 15,
1948 and $600 by December, 1949, for the purchase of uniforms
for the members of the Blue Peppers organization.

New Gymnasium - Two engineers reporting on the acoustics of the
new Gymnasium agree that the ceiling of the Gymnasium should be
treated first, and if results are not satisfactory, then one
side and the end farthest from the speakers' platform should be
treated.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the matter be tabled
until it is possible to find suitable sleeping quarters for the
men now being housed in the old Gymnasium.

Reporter Sias came into the meeting.

Steel Buildings from FWA - 4 steel buildings received on the
Campus free of cost.  In accord with previous agreement, 1 was
assigned to the Experiment Station, 1 to Buildings and Grounds
Department for garage, 1 to Experimental Dairy Farm, and 1 un-
assigned.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that, unless freight
charges are prohibitive, the University try to get 4 additional
temporary steel buildings from the Federal Works Administration
to be used wherever needed on Campus.

Buildings and Grounds Truck - The pick-up truck now being used by
the Buildings and Grounds Department was purchased in 1937 and
has become so worn out that it is dangerous to continue it in
service.

Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Comptroller be
authorized to secure a truck in replacement, at a cost not to
exceed $1500.

Old Business

Outside Employment - At 2:30 P.M. Professors Smith and Plumley
appeared before the Regents to discuss their employment with
other State agencies while in the service of the University.
Both desired to continue the present arrangement.

Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the intent of the
previous motion regarding outside employment shall stand but
that, futhermore, the President and the Executive Committee of
the Board shall make a further study of the situation on the
Campus and present a recommendation to the Board at its regular
June meeting.

Highway Request (continued) - The request of the State Highway
Department was discussed further, and motion by Mr. Hilliard
passed unanimously that the President, the Vice President, the
Dean of Agriculture, the Director of Farms, together with the
Executive Committee of the Board, look over the property in-
volved and reach an agreement with the State Highway Department,
and that the Executive Committee be given power to act, and
further, that it be the will of the Board that the property be
sold to the State for $1 and other valuable consideration.

J. E. Church - Director Fleming has received a letter from Di-
rector Trullinger that the Snow Survey Project of the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station has been cut off.  He immediately wrote
asking that it be continued temporarily until Dr. Church has an
opportunity to make disposition of his equipment and gather to-
gether his data.  No reply has been received to date.

The Board recessed from 3:30 to 4:00 P.M. in order to inspect a
proposed location on the north end of the Campus for temporary
housing units.

New Business

Frank Williams, former Regent, died in Goodsprings, Nevada, on
December 19, 1947.

Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that Mr. Ross and Dr.
Gorman be appointed to prepare resolutions expressing the feeling
of the Board of Regents on the death of Mr. Williams, to be in-
cluded in the minutes of this meeting, and that copies be sent to
the family of Mr. Williams.

           RESOLUTION ON THE DEATH OF FRANK WILLIAMS

    The Regents have received with the deepest sympathy and
    profound regret notice of the death on December 19, 1947,
    of Hon. Frank Williams of Goodsprings, Nevada, who served
    24 years as a member of the Board of Regents of the Univer-
    sity of Nevada.

    It is meet that we pause to contemplate the simple and noble
    life just passed:  his simple, dignified, intelligant and
    modest performance of his duties as a member of this Board;
    his courteous, manly and cooperative bearing towards his
    associates; his enthusiastic and sustained interest in the
    University, in its students, its faculty, and its graduates;
    and his appreciation of the high mission of the University
    in the future, endear him to every friend of the University.
    His manly performance of the duties devolving upon him; his
    many unofficial virtues as well as his manly character and
    bearing will ever be an inspiring recollection to all of us.

    On behalf of the Administration, faculty, students and alum-
    nae of the University of Nevada, the Regents extend profound
    sympathy to his widow and daughters in their irreparable
    loss of a loving husband and father.

                             For the Board of Regents,
                             University of Nevada

                         /s/ S. E. Ross, Chairman of the Board
                             C. H. Gorman, Vice President and
                                           Comptroller

    Attest:  /s/ Alice Terry
                 Secretary to the Board

Deed of 2.24 Acres to U. S. Department of Interior for U. S.
Bureau of Mines

    WHEREAS, the University would benefit from the construction
    of increased buildings and equipment of the U. S. Bureau of
    Mines, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

    WHEREAS, the United States Bureau of Mines now located on the
    Campus of the University of Nevada is urgently in need of a
    permanent diamond drill core storage building, for the erec-
    tion of which funds are available until June 30, 1948, and

    WHEREAS, negotiations are being made for the acquisition of
    the Gabbs Pilot Plant for the joint use of the United States
    Bureau of Mines and the Mackay School of Mines of the Uni-
    versity of Nevada to be erected on the selected site, and

    WHEREAS, a new permanent Rare and Precious Metals Experiment
    Station building will be constructed on the same site when
    Congressional funds are made available, and

    WHEREAS, such expansion of the facilities of the United
    States Bureau of Mines will be a valuable adjunct to the
    Mackay School of Mines;

    NOW THEREFORE, the Board of Regents of the University of
    Nevada by virtue of the power and authority vested in it
    by Chapter 229, Statutes of Nevada 1945, approved March 26,
    1945, hereby authorizes and directs the Chairman and Secre-
    tary of the Board of Regents to make, execute and deliver
    to the United States of America a good and sufficient deed
    to the site selected by the representatives of the Reno
    Division of the United States Bureau of Mines and approved
    by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, com-
    prising 2.24 acres more or less, situated on the northeast
    corner of the University Campus.

Honorary Degrees - President Moseley presented the following for
the consideration of the Board:

    1.  Rev. William E. Clawson, Jr., D. D.
    2.  Henry J. Kaiser, LL. D.
    3.  Charles B. Henderson, LL. D.
    4.  George F. Ogilvie, Honorary M. S.
    5.  Tasker L. Oddie, LL. D.
    6.  Lloyd C. Douglas (unable to accept)
    7.  Effie Mona Mack, Litt. D.

Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the President make
the necessary arrangements for granting honorary degrees to
these men, provided that Mr. Ogilvie is not a candidate in the
forthcoming election.

The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P.M.