01/28/1961

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 28-29, 1961








1-28-1961

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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

January 28, 1961



The Board of Regents met in room 205, Morrill Hall, University

of Nevada, on Saturday, January 28, 1961. Present: Regents

Anderson, Broadbent, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Magee,

Tyson; Engineer Rogers, Vice President Young, Acting Comptroller

Hattori, and President Armstrong. Chief Deputy Attorney General

Porter was present as Legal Advisor. Budget Director Humphrey

was present as an observer. Regent Crumley was unable to be

present because of another commitment. Reporters Robbins, Bean

and Anderson covered the meeting for the Press.



The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

Mr. Grant welcomed Mrs. Richard Magee, newly elected member of

the Board.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



Mr. Grant asked for action on the minutes of the meeting of

December 17, 1960. Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by

Mr. Elwell, carried unanimously that the reading of the min-

utes be dispensed with, in view of the fact that each member

of the Board had received a copy in the mail. Motion by Mr.

Germain, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried unanimously that

the minutes be approved.



2. Election of Officers



Mr. Grant called for nominations for Chairman of the Board.

Dr. Lombardi nominated Mr. Grant. Mr. Broadbent seconded

the nomination. Mr. Elwell moved that the nominations be

closed. Mr. Germain seconded the motion. Mr. Germain moved

that the Secretary cast a unanimous ballot for Mr. Grant as

Chairman of the Board. Mr. Broadbent seconded the motion.

Carried unanimously.



Mr. Grant called for nominations for Vice Chairman of the

Board. Mr. Germain nominated Dr. Lombardi. Mr. Elwell

moved that the nominations be closed. Mr. Germain moved

that the Secretary cast a unanimous ballot for Dr. Lombardi

as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Elwell seconded the

motion. Carried unanimously.



Mr. Grant called for nominations for Secretary to the Board.

Mr. Germain moved that Alice Terry be named Secretary. Mr.

Broadbent seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.



3. Comptroller's Claims



President Armstrong presented the attached list of claims,

submitted to him by the Comptroller, and recommended

approval.



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the claims be approved.



4. University Revolving Fund



President Armstrong had requested Mr. Humphrey and Mr.

Hattori to review the revolving fund situation of the Uni-

versity of Nevada, which at the present time is inadequate

to take care of the current business of the University. Mr.

Hattori and Mr. Humphrey have proposed that the Legislature

be requested to authorize a revolving fund in the amount of

$300,000 to be designated as the University Salary Revolving

Fund and a revolving fund in the amount of $100,000 to be

designated as the University Accounts Payable Revolving

Fund. President Armstrong recommended approval.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the revolving fund plan, recommended above,

be approved and that the President be authorized to seek

appropriate legislation.



5. Fleischmann Grants - Life Sciences Building & Planetarium



In the case of each grant, the Foundation has forwarded one-

half the amount to the University. When these sums were re-

ceived, it was expected that they would be placed in short-

term securities. It has now been learned that the two sums

were placed in long-term investments. In the meantime, it

is necessary to make certain payments on the two projects.

Mr. Kawpil, Trust Officer for the First National Bank,

which handles University investments, suggested that the

University borrow necessary amounts from the bank at the

same rate of interest as is being earning by the invest-

ments, to permit the long-term investments to mature.

President Armstrong so recommended. Regent Lombardi sug-

gested checking the University portfolio to see if there

are sufficient short-term investments or bonds which might

be used for this purpose.



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the President be author-

ized to use his judgment and discretion in borrowing money

from the bank or in using short-term securities, and report

back to the Board.



6. Gifts



Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-

sented by the President with his recommendation that they be

accepted, as follows:



Miscellaneous



From Sather Gate Book Shop, Berkeley, California - a copy of

"Baboushka and the Three Kings", by Ruth Robbins, for the

Library.



From Mrs. William Edwards Wootten, Estes Park, Colorado - a

copy of "The Planetarian Apocalypse", by William Edwards

Wootten, for the Library.



From the Director of Statistics, The Hashemite Kingdom of

Jordan - a copy of the "Statistical Yearbook", for 1969 of

the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for the Library.



From the Library Exchange, University of Utah - a copy of

"The Mormon Village", by Lowry Nelson, and a copy of "The

University of Utah, A History of Its First Hundred Years -

1850 to 1950", for the Library.



From Professor Ernest Wood, Houston, Texas - a copy of the

"Bhagavar Gita Explained", of which he is the author, for

the Library.



From International Business Machines Corporation, New York -

$50 to match the contribution of John A. Goetz under their

Matching Grants to Education Program.



From Mr. and Mrs. H. Wolcott Smith, Santa Barbara, Califor-

nia - plays by G. B. Shaw, Odets, Wilde, Moliers, Kaufmann

& Hart, Maxwell Anderson, together with anthologies contain-

ing modern American plays, and 12 volumes of recent "Theatre

Arts" magazines, for the Department of Speech and Drama.



From Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Little, Carson City - $10 toward the

Jack Myles Memorial Bookshelf (Journalism).



From Parker Liddell, Reno - mining books, United States

Geological Survey bulletins (now out of print), Nevada

Bureau of Mines bulletins, 46 texbooks and 50 volumes of

AIME Transactions, for the Mackay School of Mines Library.



From W. H. Arnell, Reno - Library Bulletin No. 170 of the

Caifornia Division of MInes, for the Mackay School of Mines

Library.



From Anthony L. Payne, Mackay School of Mines - a suite of

samples of ore and wall rock from representative uranium-

vanadium mines of the Colorado Plateau, for the Mackay

School of Mines Museum.



From Mrs. Harold Smith, Reno - $200 for purchase of slides

and reproductions for the Art Department.



From Edgar J. Marston, La Jolla, California - 100 shares of

Haloid Xerox, Inc. to be added to the Edgar J. Marston Fund

for the Desert Research Institute. Market value of stock

on December 27, 1960 was $7,400.



From the Pioneer Title Insurance Company, Las Vegas - $100

for further development of seminar programs in the Southern

Regional Division.



From the U-WAH-UN Study Club of Las Vegas - $100 for pur-

chase of books for the Southern Regional Division Library.



From John W. Mackay, Mineola, New York - gift of the follow-

ing items of the Mackay Silver in possession of the Uni-

versity:



One pair (2) Lamps (without globe top)

approximately 225 oz. each $4,000

One pair (2) Crumb Trays with Crumbers

approximately 32 oz. each 500

Twenty-four (24) Gilded Melon Knives 225

Two (2) Olive Forks 20

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Total Appraised Value $4,745



From International Harvester Company, Chicago, Illinois -

a four cylinder gasoline engine to be used in Agricultural

Mechanics work.



From Weld Arnold, Carson City - a micro-barograph valued at

$350 for the Desert Research Institute.



Scholarships



From Mrs. George R. Bliss, Oakland, California - $600 to be

used for three scholarships, details to be worked out by the

University Scholarship Committee.



From the Nevada Liquified Gas Dealers Association, Reno -

$200 as the first annual payment on a scholarship to be

awarded as follows:



(1) To a student, male or female, who is a resident of

the State of Nevada, who is majoring in the Science

Area, who maintains a Grade Point Percentage of

2.75, and who evidences some need.



(2) The Association wishes to continue this Scholar-

ship indefinitely, contingent only upon their fin-

ancial ability to do this.



From Sidney W. Robinson, Reno - $300 for the Mary Elizabeth

Talbot Memorial Scholarship Fund.



From Leonard H. Winer, Mill Valley, Calfornia - $50 for the

Rita Hope Winer Scholarship Fund.



From Mrs. Richard Zundel, Metachen, New Jersey - $100 to be

used as a scholarship for a deserving young man or woman, in

memory of her mother, Isabel Millar Kemp, who received her

baccalaureate degree from the University of Nevada.



From the Las Vegas Business and Professional Women's Club -

$275 for their scholarship fund.



From the Las Vegas Press Club - $1101.31 to be added to the

Las Vegas Press Club Scholarship Fund.



Grant



From the Reno Cancer Society - $60,000 at the rate of

$6,000 per year for ten years to support the salary of the

Allie M. Lee Research Professorship. This professorship

will be at least one half time research in the field of

cancer.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

tary write an appropriate note of thanks to each donor.



7. Citizens' Advisory Committee, Nevada Southern



President Armstrong recommended, upon recommendation of Dean

Carlson, that the following individuals be inivited to serve

on the Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Southern Region-

al Division:



Mr. Robert E. Jones, President of Nevada Title Insurance

Company, term to expire June 1962 (replacement for Mr.

Earl Hartke).



Mr. Harold G. Laub, President of Southwest Gas Corpora-

tion, term to expire June 1962 (replacement for Julian

Moore).



Mr. Robert A. Lusk, Senior Scientific Executive, Edger-

ton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., term to expire June

1963 (replacement for James Gibson).



Mr. Major M. Sweeney, President of Pioneer Title Insur-

ance Company, term to expire June 1963 (replacement for

Dick Ronzone).



Present members as appointees or re-appointees are as

follows:



Mrs. Marge Phillips - Term expires June 1961

Dr. R. Guild Gray - Term expires June 1961

Mr. Dell H. Robison - Term expires June 1961

Miss Maude Frazier - Term expires June 1962

Mr. Elbert Edwards - Term expires June 1963



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that invitations be extended, with terms expir-

ing as indicated above.



8. Regents' Building Committee (January 6, 1961 Meeting)



Dr. Anderson read and discussed the minutes of the meeting

as follows:



Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents

January 6, 1961



The Building Committee met in the Office of the President of

the University at 7:30 P.M. on January 6, 1961. Present

were Regents Anderson and Lombardi, and Mr. Crumley by proxy

to Dr. Anderson. Mr. Tyson was absent. (Mr. Arnold is no

longer a member of the committee.) Also present were Vice

President Young, Engineer Rogers, President Armstrong.



The purpose of the meeting was to take action on certain

recommendations of Professor Wendell Mordy concerning the

Atmospherium-Planetarium. After discussion of the attached

memorandum from Professor Mordy, by motion the following

actions were approved:



1 - Site of the Atmospherium-Planetarium -- on the

ridge in the northern part of the Campus near

Virginia Street as recommended.



2 - Authorization to proceed to contract with Dr. Armand

Spitz for the A-3-P-1 projector and dome at a total

cost of $28,000 F. O. B., Yorklyn, Delaware, with an

initial deposit toward the purchase of this instru-

ment of $10,000; installation of dome and projector

by Spitz engineer at an established cost of $1,100;

development of the cloud projector by Spitz Labor-

atories at a total cost of components at cost only

plus a 20% margin to the company, with a deposit of

$10,000 to be drawn on for purchase of the compon-

ents for the new projector.



3 - President Armstrong and Professor Mordy to proceed

to compile a list of local architects and their

qualifications for submission to the Building Com-

mittee at an early date for selection of an archi-

tect.



Meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the Regents approve the site of the Atmos-

pherium-Planetarium (item #1, above).



Dr. Anderson discussed item #2 of the minutes above, saying

that he considered this equipment to be most economical and

believes that it is in keeping with the terms of the gift.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote, that the Regents authorize

proceeding with the contract with Dr. Spitz, on terms stated

in above minutes.



Dr. Anderson referred to item #3, stating that recommenda-

tions for architects will be ready for consideration soon.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the Regents' Building

Committee be authorized to select the architect and to draw

up the contract.



9. Planning Board Meeting



Mr. Rogers reported informally on the meeting of the State

Planning Board held on January 13 which he and Dr. Young at-

tended as representatives of the University. He referred to

a memorandum dated January 9, 1961 from the Planning Board's

Northern Executive Committee to all members of the Planning

Board containing proposals which were acted upon at the

January 13 meeting, and supposedly were approved. No offi-

cial word has been received from the Secretary of the Plann-

ing Board concerning actions taken.



A second item of discussion was the failure of Lembke Con-

struction Company to complete the Housing and Home Finance

Agency projects within the specified contract time. The

Planning Board instructed its staff to meet with Lembke

Construction Company representatives and the University

Engineer's staff to work out the number of days which would

be charged against the contractor as liquidated damage.



The State Planning Board discussed liens and other unpaid

bills which are being held against the HHFA projects and in-

structed the Planning Board staff to issue checks with the

Lembke Construction Company name and the other party's name

on them, to clean up these liens and bills.



The Board also discussed the Fine Arts building at the Uni-

versity. A List of Construction Deficiencies had been com-

piled by the University, the Planning Board and the archi-

tect, and a number of the items listed by the State Planning

Board as accomplished had not been done or had not been done

completely. The Planning Board instructed its staff to meet

with Lembke Construction Company and a representative of the

architect to negotiate those items listed as covered by

credits and those items accomplished by the Planning Board

to be back charged to the construction company.



The Regents discussed the Arbitration Agreement, State

Planning Board and Lembke Construction Company: Fine Arts

building, University of Nevada, regarding seating. A letter

from Howard Gray, member of the Arbitration Board, stated

that they were having difficulty in selecting a third

member.



Mr. Sandorf, member of the State Planning Board, was present

at this point and through the items pertaining to the Uni-

versity's Building Program.



Mr. Rogers discussed the Fine Arts building and the Lembke

Construction Company's poor performance on that project.

He stated that the State Planning Board is trying to nego-

tiate with the Lembke firm regarding bills which the State

Planning Board is holding against them. It is planned that

when the Board of Regents accepts the building, the guar-

antees will be used to take care of many deficient items.

This would place the University in a position of trying to

get some items completed under guarantees, and Mr. Porter

agreed that it would be difficult because the work in some

instances was performed by other than the sub-contractor.

Mr. Porter reported that he had attended meetings for the

purpose of negotiation.



There was discussion of similar instances in other buildings

on the Campus. Mr. Porter suggested that the Regents go

over the other items on which Lembke had been deficient and

discuss them with the Planning Board so that the two groups

can present a united front in negotiating with Lembke

Construction Company.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the Administration write a letter to the

State Planning Board requesting that they not make final

negotiations on payment for the Fine Arts building until

corrections of some items and completion of others are

made satisfactory to the University, that a meeting be

held on the site with Mr. Rogers present and with a defi-

ciency list for checking.



It was agreed by consensus that the architect's agreement

be negotiated for advance planning of the Physical Sciences

building.



10. Regents' Building Committee (January 27, 1961 Meeting)



The Committee recommended that Dr. Young, Chairman, Mr.

Rogers, and Dean Carlson (representing Nevada Southern),

be appointed as the Liaison Committee on Master Planning,

to act as the single point of contact between the Univer-

sity and the State Planning Board and/or the architects

and their consultants.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the above three persons be appointed as

recommended.



The President requested authority to appoint a person prior

to the next meeting of the Board to be the agent of the

State Planning Board on the Master Planning Project contin-

gent upon clarification of his responsibilities by the State

Planning Board.



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the President be so authorized.



11. Nuclear Engineering Building



Dean Blodgett and Dr. Dickinson of the College of Engineer-

ing, and architect De Longchamps with two members of his

firm, came into the meeting at the invitation of the Reg-

ents' Building Committee. Dr. Anderson discussed final

plans for the new Engineering-Mines building which were

reviewed by the Regents' Building Committee on the previous

day, and recommended that they be accepted and that noti-

fication be sent to the State Planning Board. Dean

Blodgett, Chairman of the Faculty Committee on the Engineer-

ing-Mines building, reported that the building plans were

entirely satisfactory to that committee.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the final plans be approved for the new

Engineering-Mines building.



The architects left the meeting.



Mr. Jeppson and Mr. Klein of the High Voltage Engineering

Corporation, Massachusetts, were present at the invitation

of the Regents' Building Committee. Dr. Anderson discussed

the proposal that the Nuclear Engineering portion of the

building be set back against the hill so that the dirt would

serve as protection from radiation. The new plans would

cost an additional $28,000, making the total amount to be

sought from the Legislature, $250,000. Mr. Jeppson backed

Mr. Dickinson's thinking as to the site of the building and

stated that there should be no danger from radiation except

when the machine is in operation -- that the protection is

adequate.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the site selected for the

Nuclear Engineering portion of the Engineering-Mines build-

ing, if found feasible, be approved and that the request for

appropriation be increased to $250,000; that the Administra-

tion take the necessary steps to get that information to

appropriate members of the Legislature and the State Plann-

ing Board.



Dr. Andrson discussed the equipment for the Nuclear build-

ing, and recommended, on behalf of the Regents' Building

Committee, as a very modest sum for equipping a modern

Nuclear Laboratory, the amount of $57,000, which would be

used for purchase of an accelerator.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote, that the Board of Regents

go on record as approving the $57,000 required for purchase

and installation of the Van de Graaf neutron accelerator

and related equipment and minimum furnishing, and that the

Administration be instructed to have prepared legislation

for such supplemental appropriation.



It was agreed by consensus that the Administration be auth-

orized to use its judgment as to whether to seek legislation

in one bill or in two bills for the above appropriations.



12. Building Program - Progress Report



Dr. Anderson discussed preliminary plans for the Life

Science building, which were approved by the Regents'

Building Committee at its meeting on January 27. The

plans were reviewed by Mr. Rogers as well as by the

Building Committee.



Dr. Anderson discussed advance designs on the Social

Sciences building which is to be constructed on the pres-

ent site of Stewart Hall and the Journalism building. Mr.

Rogers displayed a drawing for the information of the Board.



Mr. Rogers reported on miscellaneous items as follows: The

Library building contractors are having difficulties with

the roof. This problem has delayed the contractors for

another six weeks so that completion is now expected about

two months beyond the original date of completion, April 2,

1961. The Heating Plant is moving along on schedule. The

aerial survey ground control has been completed. The sub-

contractor is now awaiting approval of the State Planning

Board before he can fly the other areas. Preliminary plans

for the Life Science Wing are about 50% complete, as are

those for the Women's Dormitory. The Social Sciences build-

ing advance planning is complete. Final plans for the

Engineering-Mines building and the Nuclear building are

complete. Plans for the Dairy Farm building and for the

Post Office are almost complete. Landscaping at Las Vegas

is moving along well. The name has now been placed on

"Archie C. Grant Hall". Plans for the Library for Nevada

Southern are approximately 50% complete.



Mr. Germain reported that there will be a formal opening

of the new Classroom and Physical Education building in

Las Vegas in about three weeks. The building is now in

use. The Science and Technological building construction

is coming along very well.



13. Master Planning



Dr. Anderson discussed whether the University should look

to Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to present their ideas or

whether the University should take the lead in presenting

plans on the future development of the Campus. He proposed

that such a study, if undertaken by the University, should

include location of buildings, desired land acquisitions,

traffic patterns, capacity of auditorium and dormitories,

etc. To be taken into consideration, also, might be re-

quests of groups in the State, such as architects and medi-

cal groups, for University courses.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the Campus Development Committee and the

Regents' Building Committee be instructed to prepare a

document along the lines outlined by Dr. Anderson above,

of the entire University system, in cooperation with the

Administration, for the Liaison Committee to present to

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.



14. 1925 Regulations



Dr. Armstrong reported in the absence of Mr. Crumley,

Chairman of the Board of Regents' Committees on 1925 Regu-

lations and Salary Matters, on the meeting held on Friday,

January 27, with representatives of the two faculty com-

mittees on the same subjects. The Faculty Committee on

the 1925 Regulations had practically finished its work.

The Faculty Salary Schedule Committee discussed its work

and recommendations. The Committee was asked to develop

more concretely recommendations concerning merit in salary

increases and promotions. Another meeting was set for the

day before the next meeting of the Board of Regents.



15. University of Nevada Press



Dr. Armstrong presented the Statement of Policy and Pro-

cedures submitted by the Advisory Editorial Board governing

operation of the University of Nevada Press. The Statement

was discussed by the Regents and the consensus was that it

be referred back to the Editorial Board for further editing.



The meeting recessed at 12:10 P.M. for luncheon.



The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at

2:15 P.M.



16. Committee Appointments



Chairman Grant appointing the following committees



Salary Committee:



Mr. Crumley, Chairman

Dr. Anderson

Mr. Tyson

Mr. Elwell (Chairman, sub-committee, Las Vegas)

Mr. Germain (sub-committee, Las Vegas)



1925 Regulations Committee:



Mr. Crumley, Chairman

Mr. Broadbent

Mr. Germain

Mrs. Magee

Mr. Tyson



Building Committee:



Dr. Anderson, Chairman

Mr. Crumley

Mr. Germain

Dr. Lombardi

Mr. Tyson



Legislative Committee:



Mr. Germain, Chairman

Mr. Crumley, Vice Chairman

Dr. Anderson

Mr. Elwell

Mr. Tyson



Advisory Committee on Investments:



Dr. Lombardi, Chairman

Mr. Crumley

President Armstrong

Comptroller



Committee on Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan

Awards:



Mr. Tyson, Chairman

Dr. Anderson

Mr. Crumley

Dr. Lombardi

Mrs. Magee



Liaison Committees between Colleges or areas of the Univer-

sity and the Board of Regents:



College of Agriculture Graduate School



Mr. Tyson, Chairman Dr. Anderson, Chairman

Mr. Crumley Mr. Broadbent

Mrs. Magee Mr. Tyson



Athletic Committee Mackay School of Mines



Mr. Tyson, Chairman Mr. Crumley, Chairman

Mr. Crumley Mr. Broadbent

Mr. Germain Mr. Germain

Dr. Lombardi



College of Arts and Science Nevada Southern Division



Mr. Broadbent, Chairman Mr. Elwell, Chairman

Mr. Elwell Mr. Germain

Dr. Lombardi Mr. Grant



College of Business Admin. Orvis School of Nursing



Mr. Grant, Chairman Dr. Lombardi, Chairman

Mr. Broadbent Dr. Anderson

Mr. Elwell Mrs. Magee



College of Education Statewide Services



Dr. Anderson, Chairman Mr. Broadbent, Chairman

Dr. Lombardi Dr. Anderson

Mr. Tyson Mr. Elwell

Dr. Lombardi

Mr. Tyson



College of Engineering Student Affairs



Mr. Elwell, Chairman Mrs. Magee, Chairman

Dr. Andrson Mr. Crumley

Mr. Broadbent Mr. Grant



17. Boys' State - The American Legion



Request had been received from the American Legion, Depart-

ment of Nevada, for the University to lower its charges, or

in some way to make a more advantageous financial arrange-

ment with the American Legion in conducting Boys' State on

the University Campus. At the request of Colonel Thomas W.

Miller, he and Mr. Victor Whittlesea represented the Ameri-

can Legion in discussing the request. Difficulty in raising

the necessary funds and increasing costs were cited. Dr.

Armstrong had previously asked Dr. Young to gather informa-

tion on which the Regents might consider the request. Dr.

Young's report showed that the fees charged represent the

actual out-of-pocket costs to the University for housing

and feeding, and that no charge is made for use of class-

rooms, auditorium or other space on the Campus. Since the

University is under bonding contract with the government

under Housing and Home Finance Agency as to income from its

Housing and Dining units, the University does not have any

means of subsidizing such a program, no matter how worthy.

The charge of $1.25 per night per person is the established

rate for Dormitory room for the period involved. Colonel

Miller thanked the Regents for their consideration. He and

Mr. Whittlesea left the meeting.



18. Time Payment Plan



President Armstrong recommended a Time Payment Plan for

students attending the University, requested by the Director

of Student Financial Aids. Two plans were submitted as

follows:



PLAN A. Consolidated Fees and/or Non-Resident Tuition



Amount . . . . . . . . . . . . $107.00 . . . . . . $257.00

Deferred Fee Handling Chg. . . 3.00 . . . . . . 5.00

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$110.00 $262.00



Due on .... Regis. Day 1st of Next Month 1st of Next Month



Resident $36.00 $37.00 $37.00

Non-Resident $87.00 $87.00 $88.00



PLAN B. Board and Room



Amount . . . . . . . . . . . . $370.00

Deferred Fee Handling Chg. . . 5.00

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$375.00



Due on .... Regis. Day 1st of Next Month 1st of Next Month



$125.00 $125.00 $125.00



Any student living on Campus may elect Plan B, which is in

line with current policy on Board and Room. A student who

desires Plan A must meet certain qualifications and have

the approval of the Director of Student Financial Aids. If

a specific plan is entered into by the student, it becomes

a "strict business proposition". Due dates are determined

and they will be adhered to by the Comptroller who will

issue a notice of delinquency to the student and to the Dean

of Students, allowing the student five days to make payment

or his registration will be cancelled.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that the time payment program be approved as

presented, effective with the 1961 Fall semester.



19. Student Activities Fee, Nevada Southern



Action had been taken by the students of Nevada Southern in

voting to increase the Student Activity Fee from $11 per

semester to $12 per semester, effective with the beginning

of the Spring semester 1961. The increase would constitute

an additional allocation to the Athletic Department of

Nevada Southern. Dean Carlson forwarded the request with

his approval. Dr. Armstrong also recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the increase in Student Activity Fee at

Nevada Southern be approved, as requested.



20. Personnel Recommendations



Personnel Recommendations were presented by Dr. Armstrong

as follows:



COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE



Resignation of Perry W. Hayden as Comptroller and Treasurer

of the University, effective February 1, 1961.



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the resignation be accepted.



Appointment as follows:



Henry Hattori as Acting Comptroller, effective February 1,

1961 until a successor is appointed; to be removed from

classified service and appointed to professional status

P341, as Acting Comptroller and Chief Accountant; salary

for balance of fiscal year to be $750 per month, at a rate

of $9,000 per year, based on twelve months' service.



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Leave of Absence as follows:



Change in dates for leave of absence for Glen D. Fulcher,

Assistant Professor and Assistant Agricultural Economist

(approved by Board of Regents on December 17, 1960) from

February 1, 1961 for two years, to July 1, 1961 for two

years, due to the fact that the contract for Dr. Fulcher's

services has been delayed.



Appointment as follows:



Jack Ridley as Graduate Research Assistant in the Plant

Science Department at a salary rate of $2400 based on

twelve months' service, effective February 1, 1961 (new

position).



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointments as follows:



Robert Harry Valentine as Instructor in Chemistry at a

salary of $2700 for the Spring semester 1961 (replacement

for Eleanor Stover).



Patricia Sue Hamilton as Graduate Assistant in English at

a salary of $900 for the Spring semester 1961 (replacement

for Katharine Mergen).



Post-Retirement Appointment as follows:



A. L. Higginbotham, Professor of Journalism, for one year,

effective June 30, 1961. Professor Higginbotham will reach

retirement age of 65 by June 30, 1961.



Reappointment as follows:



Evelyn P. Falk as Graduate Assistant in Mathematics at a

salary of $900 for the Spring semester 1961.



Bobby Dean Peck as Graduate Assistant in Health, Physical

Education and Recreation at a salary of $900 for the Spring

semester 1961.



LIBRARY



Appointment as follows:



Maurica G. Osborne, Agriculture Assistant in the Library at

a salary rate of $4400 based on twelve months' service, ef-

fective January 1, 1961 (replacement for Ellen P. Robinson).



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointment as follows:



Mary Fitzgerald as half-time Reference Librarian, effective

December 1, 1960 at a salary of $225 per month (unfilled

position).



24 Appointments in the Spring semester 1961, Evening

Division.



STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM



Appointments as follows:



Vernon L. Howard as a Coordinator and Consultant in the

Title VIII National Defense Education Act Adult Education

Program, sponsored jointly by the Statewide Services of the

University and the State Vocational Education Department

at a salary of $3750 for six months' service beginning

January 1, 1961.



R. Nelson Meyer to act as Coordinator for the Automated

Data Processing Program (non-credit) at a salary of $650

for the period September 1, 1960 to June 30, 1961 (Reno).



Mr. Douglas Thompson to act as Coordinator for the Automated

Data Processing Program (non-credit) at a salary of $350

for the period September 1, 1960 to June 30, 1961 (Carson

City).



James M. Hoyt as Lecturer in Business Administration in the

Evening Division at a salary of $187.50.



Tenure as follows, effective July 1, 1961:



Howard Christensen, Assistant Professor of Agricultural

Education, College of Agriculture

L. Clair Christensen, Agricultural Agent, Rank II, Agricul-

tural Extension Service, College of Agriculture

Donald W. Marble, Assistant Veterinarian, Agricultural

Experiment Station, College of Agriculture

John L. Carrico, Associate Professor of Music, College of

Arts and Science

George Herman, Instructor in English, College of Arts and

Science

Walter Stanley Palmer, Jr., Associate Professor of Business

Administration and Economics, College of Business

Administration

Donald G. Potter, Assistant Professor of Education, College

of Education

Robert Mc Kee, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineer-

ing, College of Engineering

Aleksis von Volborth, Assistant Mineralogist, Mackay School

of Mines

Jerry Dye, Librarian, Southern Regional Division

Alice D. Mason, Instructor in Health, Physical Education

and Recreation, Southern Regional Division



Dr. Armstrong discussed tenure procedure, which is initiat-

ed with the Department Chairman in consultation with members

of the Department, then forwarded to the Dean, who may dis-

cuss them with the Chairman if he so desires; the recommen-

dation then goes to the Academic Committee which makes

recommendation to the President.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried

unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.



21. Moapa Valley Land



Dean Adams was present for this time of business. He had

written to Mr. Ray Peterson, Superintendent of the Agricul-

tural Field Station in Southern Nevada, for information

concerning the land proposed for purchase, and especially

the situation regarding water and water rights. Dean Adams

reviewed the request that the site comprises 20 acres and

that the price asked is $7,000 including 10 shares of water

rights in Muddy Valley Irrigation District. Mr. Peterson's

letter stated that investigation on his part indicated that

the water supply would be ample. The 10 shares are preferr-

ed stock or 2.23 cubic feet of water per second per acre on

Summer basis. President Armstrong recommended approval of

the purchase.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the land purchase be

approved and that the Chairman be authorized to sign on

behalf of the Board, pending study and approval of the

agreement by Deputy Attorney General Porter, and if he finds

the agreement to be in order, that Mr. Porter be authorized

to enter into agreement.



22. Land Grant Centennial



Dr. Armstrong briefly explained the program -- that a goal

had been set in the amount of $274,500 for the fifty states

which have Land Grant Institutions. The amount set as

Nevada's share is $5,000. Dr. Young, who has been designat-

ed as the representative of the University to work on Land

Grant Centennial Plans, reported. He suggested that the

State Legislature be requested to pass a resolution commem-

orating the Centennial. He discussed plans to bring to the

attention of the people of the State and of the University

the many benefits which come from a University because it

is a Land Grant Institution. Dr. Armstrong asked for an

expression from the Regents regarding the $5,000. It was

agreed that a committee be appointed to explain the Centen-

nial program to the Governor and/or the Legislature to de-

termine the possibilities of some financial assistance.



23. Faculty Organization Plan



When the original faculty organization plan was approved by

the Board of Regents, action was taken with the stipulation

that at the end of the year it should be evaluated. Dr.

Armstrong had requested the assistance of the University

Council in obtaining reactions of the faculty, so that he

might report to the Regents and to form his own evaluation

of its activities. The Council polled the faculty with a

very detailed questionnaire. Answers indicated that the

majority of the faculty found it satisfactory, and steps

were being taken for improvement in many areas. Some dif-

ficulties were the result of lack of communication between

the Council and the faculty as a whole, or between the

Council and various Departments or Divisions of the Univer-

sity. Dr. Armstrong plans to bring more faculty participa-

tion in the activities. President Armstrong recommended

that the Board accept the report.



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the Regents accept the report that the plan

is working satisfactorily and that the Administration is

taking steps to modify whatever aspects appear to need im-

provement, and that the plan continue in effect.



24. ASUN Cards



President Armstrong presented the request of the A. S. U. N.

for approval of the action of the Finance Control Board of

the Associated Students in allowing married students to pur-

chase Associated cards for their wives or husbands who are

not attending the University of Nevada. Total cost of the

card is to be $10 per semester and will provide passes to

athletic events, and other activities which are offered free

to A. S. U. N. students. Purchase of the card is to be en-

tirely voluntary, and allotment of funds is to be the same

as for the student body fee. President Armstrong recommend-

ed approval.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the request be approved, and that the stu-

dents of Nevada Southern, should they so desire, be auth-

orized to use the same plan without further action on the

part of the Board of Regents.



25. University Budget



Dr. Armstrong distributed copies of the budget, prepared by

the State Printer, and reported informally. Cuts recommend-

ed by the Governor for the two year period amount to approx-

imately $1,400,000. The President is to meet with the leg-

islative committees on Ways and Means and Finance and will

make every effort to get the Legislature to increase the

amount as much as possible above the recommendation of the

Governor. The Capital Improvement Program has been recom-

mended by the Governor without change. The request for

matching funds for faculty and staff medical and group life

insurance was cut out.



26. Attorney Generals' Conference



Mr. Porter read an invitation to a National Conference of

University Attorneys to be held at Ann Arbor, Michigan,

April 17-19. Mr. Porter believed that the Conference would

be very beneficial to him as legal representative of the

Board of Regents, and said that the Attorney General had

approved his attending. Dr. Armstrong recommended that

the Regents authorize the expenditure of funds for Mr.

Porter to represent the University of Nevada at the meeting.



Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that Mr. Porter be authorized

to attend the Conference and that funds from the General

Expense budget be used to defray his travel expense.



27. Association of Governing Board of State Universities



Dr. Lombardi called attention to forthcoming meetings of

the Association and their value to the Regents. He espe-

cially referred to a meeting on May 27-30 in Aspen, Colo-

rado, which involves a committee on which Dr. Lombardi has

membership. For this reason he felt it desirable that the

University be represented.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried

unanimously that Dr. Lombardi be authorized to attend the

meeting as the official representative of the Board of

Regents.



28. Nielsen Property



Mr. Porter reported that he had communicated with Mr.

Nielsen and advised him that the University had gone into

escrow regarding his property. He asked Mr. Nielsen about

his part in the transaction. Mr. Nielsen visited Mr. Porter

and said that he had not been informed of the escrow and

that in the meantime damage has been done to his fence, and

that he had suffered other losses and inconveniences on the

part of the University. He is now asking an additional

$1,000 on which basis he is ready to go ahead with the sale.

Mr. Porter was told only recently that the money had not

been placed in escrow by the University, he reported. Mr.

Germain proposed that the Administration be authorized to

take whatever steps are necessary on the part of the Univer-

sity to clear the situation and to report at the next meet-

ing of the Board. Agreed by consensus.



29. Bank Signature Cards



In keeping with action of the Board in election of Officers

and appointment of an Acting Comptroller, signature cards

were signed by Chairman Grant, Vice Chairman Lombardi,

Acting Comptroller Hattori, as follows:



First National Bank



Branch 94-2 University Revolving Fund

Branch 94-2 Federal Extension Division

Main 94-1 Board of Regents



Security National Bank



94-9 New Halls



Nevada Bank of Commerce



94-10 Morrill Nelson Funds (Federal)

94-10 Federal Experiment Station

94-14 National Defense Student Loans



30. Arnold Resolution



As requested by the Board of Regents, Mr. Porter had pre-

pared a resolution commending Weld Arnold for his services

as Regent, and read it as follows:



RESOLUTION #61-1



WHEREAS, Mr. Weld Arnold was elected to serve as Regent

of the University of Nevada for the years 1959-1960,

and has just completed his said term of office in such

capacity; and



WHEREAS, during the years 1959-1960, the University of

Nevada was confronted with many serious problems per-

taining to the development and execution of an exten-

sive Capital Improvement Program, and the increase and

expansion of educational facilities and services in

keeping with the growth and needs of the State of

Nevada; and



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, as a result of ef-

fecting said increase and expansion in its educational

facilities and services has achieved for itself greater

recognition and acknowledgment, both within and without

the State of Nevada, of its significant and important

role, function, and services in the promotion of the

best interests and welfare of the people of the State

of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, Mr. Weld Arnold, during his aforesaid term as

a member of the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada, in respect of all official matters of said

Board, did at all times, and to the best of his abili-

ties, render faithful, conscientious and valuable serv-

ices in proper discharge of his official duties and re-

sponsibilities for the promotion of the best interests

and welfare of the University of Nevada and of the

people of the State of Nevada;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:



1. The Board of Regents, University of Nevada, on be-

half of itself, the Administration of the Univer-

sity of Nevada, and the State of Nevada, hereby

officially thank and express their sincere appre-

ciation to Mr. Weld Arnold for the many, varied,

faithful, conscientious, and valuable services

rendered and performed by him throughout his term

of office as a member of the Board of Regents of

the University of Nevada, all of which were di-

rected and substantially contributed to the proper

and effective administration of the University's

affairs and the promotion of the best interests

and welfare of the University of Nevada and the

people of the State of Nevada.



2. The Board of Regents and the Administration of the

University of Nevada desire and direct that their

sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr. Weld Arnold

for valuable services rendered and performed and

contribution made to the promotion of the best in-

terests and welfare of the University of Nevada and

the people of the State of Nevada be noted in the

official minutes of this Board of Regents and the

official records of the University of Nevada.



3. The Board of Regents further directs that a copy of

this Resolution, duly executed by the Chairman of

the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada,

and additionally subscribed by the President of the

University of Nevada on behalf of the Administration

as well as by the individual members of the Board of

Regents be sent to Mr. Weld Arnold.



The above Resolution, duly made by Regent Ray Germain, and

seconded by Regent Dr. Fred Anderson, was unanimously adopt-

ed the 28th day of January, 1961, by the Board of Regents of

the University of Nevada at its official meeting held at

Reno, Nevada.



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS



31. Next Meeting



The next meeting of the Board was set for Saturday, Febru-

ary 25, 1961, in Reno.



The meeting adjourned at 4:10 P.M.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

01-28-1961