UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 5 - Pages 432-439
January 27, 1945
The regular meeting of the Board of Regnets was called to order
at 9:40 A.M. in the President's office. Present: Regents Ross,
Henningsen, Mc Namee, Sirkegian; Comptroller Gorman and President
Moseley. Absent: Regent Sheerin.
The minutes of the regular meeting of November 19, 1944, and of
the special meeting of January 13, 1945, were approved unanimous-
ly upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee.
Mr. Ross presented his credentials of election as Regent for the
term January 1, 1945 to January 1, 1949.
Organization of the Board for the Ensuing Biennium:
Mr. Mc Namee nominated Mr. Ross for Chairman. Mr. Ross passed
his vote. All others voted in favor.
Mr. Mc Namee nominated Mrs. Henningsen for Vice Chairman. Passed
Chairman Ross appointed Mr. Sirkegian as the 3rd member of the
Executive Committee, making this committee composed of Chairman
Ross, Vice Chairman Henningsen, Regent Sirkegian.
Upon motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the Chairman of the Board ap-
point committees at his own discretion, which passed unanimously,
Chairman Ross left all standing committees as they were. Com-
mittees are as follows:
Executive Committee Silas E. Ross, Mary Henningsen
Property Committee Silas E. Ross
Instruction Committee Chris H. Sheerin
Library Committee Paul J. Sirkegian
Student Welfare Committee Leo A. Mc Namee, Mary Henningsen
President's Informal Report:
(1) Enrollment at close of registration, January 20th, was 472,
distributed as follows:
Sex Classes Colleges
Men 126 Freshmen 197 Arts and Science 358
Women 346 Sophomores 107 Engineering 47
472 Juniors 61 Agriculture 5
Seniors 54 Home Economics 34
Specials 25 Graduates 28
Graduates 28 472
(2) Residential Halls are housing a total of 154 at the present
Manzanita Hall Artemisia Hall Lincoln Hall
34 students 72 students 49 students
1 supervisor 2 supervisors
7 faculty members
42 74 49
(3) Academic -
(a) Calendar - as adopted by faculty at its meeting on
January 26, 1945, for the school year, 1945-46.
Sept. 15 Saturday Dormitories open
Sept. 16 Sunday, 4-6 P.M. Reception and enter-
tainment for new stu-
Sept. 17 Monday Registration
Sept. 18 Tuesday Instruction begins
Sept. 18 Tuesday, 8-10 A.M. Orientation for new
and mental tests of
Sept. 29 Saturday, 12 noon Registration closes
Oct. 30 Tuesday Grade reports due
Oct. 31 Wednesday Admission Day
Nov. 12 Monday Armistice Day
Nov. 22-25 Thursday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 15 Saturday Grade reports due
Dec. 20 Thursday, 4 P.M. Christmas vacation
Dec. 21 Friday Dormitories close
Jan. 2 Friday Dormitories open
Jan. 3 Thursday, 8 A.M. Instruction begins
Jan. 26-31 Saturday-Thursday Semester examinations
Jan. 31 Thursday, 4:15 P.M. 1st Semester closes
Feb. 2 Saturday, 12 noon Final grades on file
Feb. 4 Monday Registration
Feb. 5 Tuesday Instruction begins
Feb. 15 Saturday, 12 noon Registration closes
Mar. 13 Wednesday Grade reports due
Saturday Mackay Day
Apr. 17 Wednesday Grade reports due
Apr. 17-25 Wednesday-Thursday Easter recess
May 30 Thursday Memorial Day
June 3 Monday Senior grades on file
June 3-7 Monday-Friday Semester examinations
June 7 Friday Meeting of Honorary
Board of Visitors
June 8 Saturday, 12 noon 2nd semester closes
Saturday evening Phi Kappa Phi banquet
June 9 Sunday Baccalaureate address
June 10 Monday Commencement
June 12 Wednesday, 9 A.M. Final grades on file
with the Registrar
(b) Summer Session -
Dates - Intersession, June 4 to July 13
Summer Session, July 16 to August 24
The following courses will be given by Mr. Thad
Stevens of Oakland, California:
Audio-Visual Aids in Education
Teaching Global Geography
Workshop in Air Age Education - sponsored and
paid for by the United Air Lines
Home Economics Conference, usually held at Lake Tahoe,
will be held at the University. Credit will be given
Clinic in reading and arithmetic in the form of a
demonstration school will be given for about 50 to 60
Workshop in Nutrition Education, where experiments
will be performed.
A course in "The School Library" will be given by Mr.
J. J. Hill, University Librarian.
(c) The "I" Grade. The Administrative Council recommends
to the faculty that the grade of I (Incomplete) be
used when a student has been unable, for acceptable
reasons, to complete the required work by the end of
(d) Dr. Inwood has completed curriculum on courses in
shorthand and typing and these courses will be pre-
sented in the forthcoming University catalogue.
(4) Fees. Dr. Moseley spoke briefly on the need for increased
revenue to the University through student fees. The Nevada
tuition fee is lower than that charged to Nevada students
by other State Universities.
(5) Clerical Help. Regulations and agreements were adopted by
representatives of various Divisions of the University as
(a) Working hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to
4:30 P.M. Saturday, 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
(b) Beginning pay $125 per month, to be advanced by rec-
ommendation to the President, to $150 per month for
work of a general nature, and to $200 per month for
office work requiring special training and experience.
(c) Student rate for competent help - 62 1/2 cents per
(d) When a vacancy at higher salary occurs, clerks already
employed shall be given a chance to apply.
(e) When work is unsatisfactory, opportunity shall be
given for placement in another clerical position on
(f) Temporary transfer of help due to urgency of Univer-
sity business will provide constant employment for
(6) Use of Gymnasiums. Dr. R. S. Griffin has been made
Custodian of the two Gymnasiums. A schedule of charges
and rules for use will be worked out and reported at the
next meeting of the Board.
(7) YWCA. Effort is being made to secure a full time YWCA
Secretary for the University. Mrs. Lora J. Knight has
offered $1000 and the Community Chest has $1000 available
for us. The University will give room and board.
(8) Moves on the Campus as follows:
Military Department from the basement of Stewart Hall to
the new Gymnasium (Miss Sameth to remain in the old Gym-
nasium for the present).
Professor Martie from the old Gymnasium to the new Gym-
Coach Aiken from Morrill Hall to the new Gymnasium.
Dr. Griffin from the President's office to Dean Thompson's
room on the second floor of Morrill Hall.
Dean Marsh from the Library building to basement of Stewart
Loafing room, perhaps called "Y Hut", will be in the base-
ment of Stewart Hall.
Browsing room will be made in the Library, where students
may browse among books placed there for that purpose.
(9) Fraternities. President presented proposals of Dean
Thompson for better rushing, substituting for the tradi-
tional "Hell Week", a week of "Greek Spirit".
(a) Scholarship. Minimum average of 1.7 to be required of
candidates for initiation. Failure to make this aver-
age in 2 semesters is cause for dropping. Dean of Men
is to check scholarship and recommend to national of-
(b) Finances. Audit of fraternity books by representative
of the University at least each semester. Diploma and
transcript will be refused members in arrears. Regis-
tration will be refused if member is in arrears unless
satisfactory arrangement is made with the Dean of Men
and the Alumnus advisor.
(c) Arrangement for cooperation will become effective for
such fraternities as accept it; acceptance to be in
(10) Nevada Art Gallery. A letter from Dr. Church to Senator
Scrugham gave information of the plan to secure gifts of
land to be added to those gifts already received from 21
donors, to be converted to a bird refuge and art gallery
at no cost to the University. The plot of ground so con-
verted will be from West Street to Nevada Street on Uni-
versity Terrace. Acceptance of this gift was authorized
by the State Legislature 2 years ago.
(11) Mrs. West has offered the medical library of her husband,
Dr. C. W. West, deceased, to the University of Nevada.
Upon motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the books be accepted and
that President Moseley express appreciation on behalf of
the Board of Regents by letter, passed unanimously.
(12) President Moseley offered gift of approximately 1000 books
from the libraries of his father, grandfather and great-
grandfather, to the University Library. More volumes will
be added to the gift. Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that the
books be accepted and that the Board, in lieu of a letter,
here and now express appreciation, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Library Committee with Mr.
Hill determine a proper means for indentifying gift books
(13) Legislative Program. The Alumni Association, the American
Legion and the Labor Organizations are voluntarily backing
the legislative program of the University. The members of
the Legislature have accepted an invitation to visit the
Campus and to have lunch at the University Dining Hall on
February 6th with the students. Any and all Regents were
invited to be present.
President Moseley presented the following recommendations for the
consideration of the Board:
A. Recommendation for Degrees
The University Faculty at its meeting January 26, 1945, ap-
proved for graduation the following list of students who
completed their work December 21, 1944, and recommended that
they be granted the indicated degrees and diplomas:
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Bachelor of Arts
Jeanette Taylor Cloud Hellen Meaker
Bachelor of Science
Laura Marilyn Bradley
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee, passed unanimously.
B. Recommendations on Personnel
(1) That, effective February 1, 1945, George Morgan, Assist-
ant Chef in the Dining Hall, be granted an increase in
pay from $8 per day to $10 per day.
(2) That, effective February 1, 1945, Mrs. Karen Waxman,
Stenographer in the President's office, be granted an
increase in salary from $125 per month to $135 per
(3) That, effective January 22, 1945, Mrs. Eva Ray Lathrop,
Stenographer in the President's office, be granted an
increase of salary from $125 to $205 per month in com-
pensation for additional service as Assistant to the
Hostess in Artemisia Hall. It is understood that from
this pay increase amounting to $80, Mrs. Lathrop is to
pay $40 per month for room and board.
(4) That, effective January 1, 1945, Dr. Ernest Inwood, Head
of the Department of Economics, Business Administration
and Sociology, be returned to active status at a salary
of $3600 per year, which is the salary granted to him at
the January 7, 1944 meeting of the Board.
(5) That, effective January 1, 1945, Mr. Fred Humphrey be
appointed as Acting Assistant in Geology at $100 per
month, and as Assistant in the Bureau of Mines at $200
per month, making a total salary of $300 per month, to
May 15, 1945.
Upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee, recommendations on personnel
C. Recommendation on Policy
That the Board of Regents ratify the action of the University
Faculty of January 26, 1945, in approving a new curriculum to
be known as the "Pre-Medical Technologists' Curriculum",
which is a 3-hour course with 66 required credits and 28
elective credits leading to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor
of Science degree to be granted by the University upon com-
pletion of this curriculum plus a 12 to 18-month training
course presented by an approved hospital laboratory.
Upon motion by Mr. Sirkegian, recommendation on policy passed
Comptroller Gorman asked for approval of the claims that have
been approved by the Executive Committee of the Board, as fol-
List No. 5, dated November 30, 1944, covering Regents Checks
45-93 to 45-118, inclusive, for a total of $76,659.74;
List No. 5, dated November 30, 1944, covering State Claims
45-63 to 45-79, inclusive, for a total of $41,686.97;
List No. 6, dated December 21, 1944, covering Regents Checks
45-119 to 45-139, inclusive, for a total of $63,414.87;
List No. 6, dated December 21, 1944, covering State Claims
45-80 to 45-97, inclusive, for a total of $33,257.14.
Upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee, passed unanimously.
Mr. Louis Capurro, Mr. Joe A. Zunnini and Mr. J. L. Hash, com-
prising the Executive Committee of Nevada's Star Grange No. 16,
were admitted to the meeting. It is their desire to build a
Grange Hall costing approximately $35,000, for which they have
been accumulating funds since 1936. They requested the Regents
to make some sort of arrangement with the Grange, suitable to
both parties, for the Grange building to be located on the north-
east corner of the old University Farm, this parcel of land being
a triangle near the Cochran Ditch, which, because of its peculiar
location, is unused. The hall would not be rented out for profit
but could be secured for use of groups in functions of general
interest and benefit. Title of the land, if granted, would be
made to the Executive Committee as trustees, since the Nevada
Grange is not incorporated. The National Grange is incorporated
and the Nevada Grange is subordinate to the National Grange. Be-
fore the Regents would have power to act upon the matter, legis-
lative action would be required. By informal vote, it was unani-
mously agreed that a committee be appointed and that the Regents
delegate them full authority to make negotiations and submit
recommendations in connection with the negotiations. Chairman
Ross appointed President Moseley, Vice President Gorman and
Regent Mc Namee.
Comptroller Gorman reported that the Governor's instructions in
the preparation of the University budget had been followed and
the budget submitted to the Governor for presentation to the
Legislature, as follows:
1. The regular budget including an extra $25,000 per year for
faculty salary increases, requiring a continuation of the
University 12 1/2 cent tax levy.
2. Statement of the Regents' contemplated expenditure of the
surplus funds accumulated during the past biennium, as
a. Purchase of land north of Campus $ 14,000
b. Remodeling of old Gymnasium for ROTC 20,000
c. Completion of new Gymnasium 45,000
d. High pressure boiler for Mechanical
Engineering Department, including housing 12,500
e. New equipment for Engineering College 20,000
The Attorney General has ruled that all monies received by the
University, from whatever source, become State money and that
the Regents have no authority to expend State money for purchase
of land or to rebuild buildings without legislative consent. In
the case of the new Gymnasium, inasmuch as the Legislature made
an appropriation of $300,000 for the express purpose of con-
structing this building, the assent of the Legislature must be
had before any State money in excess of the $300,000 is spent on
this project. Legislative consent for items "a, b, c and d" will
therefore have to be secured.
Item "e" may be made available without legislative action if the
Governor decides to include it in his regular budget.
It was the sense of the Board that we should ask the Legislature
for 12 1/2 cents tax levy and the spending of the $111,500, and
this was the instruction of the Board to the Administration of
Comptroller Gorman reported informally on the following:
(1) University Retirement Plan. The 1-cent tax levy that sup-
ports the University Retirement Plan has created a surplus
of $16,545.86 as of December 31, 1944.
(2) Special needs of the University were copied into the budget
statement verbatim from Dr. Moseley's letter to the Governor
with the exception of the request for $25,000 per year for
faculty salary increases. As stated before, this item was
included in the regular budget with the Governor's consent.
(3) The budgets for the various Departments in the Public Serv-
ice Division were prepared on substantially the same basis
as for the last biennium with the exception of the Agri-
cultural Division, which is asking for an increase of ap-
proximately $5,000 per year in order to switch L. E. Cline's
salary to State Funds. Because Mr. Cline has reached re-
tirement age under U. S. Civil Service, he can no longer be
carried on federal funds.
Comptroller Gorman discussed briefly the following points:
The University of Nevada has never been definitely incorpo-
rated. A corporation should be formed which will control the
No provision has been made as to appointment of proper of-
ficers of the University. Definite provision should be made
so that the Board would be authorized to accept gifts.
The financial set-up should be so that if at the end of the
biennium we had a surplus, we would not have to go to the
Legislature for permission to use it.
The following items have already been authorized by the Board
of Regents for introduction to the Legislature:
1. Purchase of land north of Campus (method of payment de-
pends upon how our surplus is carried in Governor's
2. Remodel old Gymnasium for ROTC (method of payment same
as No. 1).
3. Complete new Gymnasium (method of payment same as No.
4. New high pressure boiler for Mechanical Engineering De-
partment (method of payment same as No. 1).
5. New equipment for Engineering College.
6. Grant right of way to Mrs. Rickard across north boundary
of University property, to give her access to her prop-
7. Grant right of way to Washoe County across Fleischmann
property for new county road.
8. Amend University Retirement Plan extending time for
acceptance or rejection to July 1, 1946.
9. Purchase of lease held by Mike Harrigan on Fleischmann
Model Dairy Farm, formerly Ladino Dairy Farm.
10. Before duties of the Regents can be enlarged, the cor-
porate status of the University should be clarified.
Meeting recessed at 12:00 noon in order that the members of the
Board might eat at the University Dining Hall at the same time
with the students.
Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 1:15 P.M.
By informal assent, the Board unanimously voted to refer legis-
lative matters to Regent Mc Namee, the President and the Comp-
troller for final disposition.
Mr. Sirkegian presented a letter from Mr. Frost as Chairman of
the Board of Athletic Control asking the University to present
a bill to the Legislature whereby it could grant a definite num-
ber of admissions to the University from out of the State and not
charge them the regular out-of-state tuition fee. Motion of Mr.
Sirkegian that the Board give President Moseley the authority to
work with the Board of Control and with the Attorney General,
who is offering his help, and if it is possible to amend or to
add to the statutes provision to take care of the situation re-
garding scholarships for athletics, that he give his formal ap-
proval to such proposed Act, provided that such amounts as would
be charged would not be credited against any of the other appro-
priations of the University, passed unanimously.
After a discussion of salary increases and salary brackets, and
tenure of office, Mr. Sirkegian moved that action be deferred
until the next meeting of the Board. Passed unanimously.
Comptroller Gorman presented the financial statement of General
Funds from January 1 to June 30, 1945 showing as $190,957.66 and
expenditures as $156,000.00 leaving a balance on June 30, 1945
Mr. Mc Namee requested that the following statement become a part
of the minutes of this meeting, and it was so ordered: The
Fleischmann gift of the Ladino Dairy has been received, accepted
and has been recorded by the University.
Mrs. Henningsen gave a report for the committee appointed to
study the agricultural situation at the University, in brief:
The first step in the plan to rehabilitate the College of
Agriculture is the placing of the 3 Divisions (Experiment,
Extension and teaching) under one Head so that the benefits
of all 3 will be available to the students.
The farms should be self-supporting and that should be the
goal of operation - not to make money.
There should be a foreman over both farms under the direct
supervision of the Dean.
The herd should be decreased.
Expert opinion should be secured on the condition and re-
habilitation of the soil at the Ladino Dairy Farm.
Some crops should be raised for instructional purposes, if
at all possible.
The pastures should be rehabilitated, perhaps for a source
Beef cattle should be purchased, but carefully and gradually.
In fact, gradually should be the watchword throughout all of
It was the definite opinion of all committee members that we are
not interested in disposing of either or any part of the farms.
President read a letter addressed to Dean Wilson from Major
Fleischmann in which he said, "Next Spring or early part of the
Summer when I see you in Nevada, if there are any little problems
that you have with the Dairy in which I can help out, I will be
very glad to do so."
The meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M., with the understanding that
the next meeting would be held the 24th of March, and that it
will not be called into session in the meantime unless an emer-
gency should arise.