01/30/1937

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 30-31, 1937
 



1-30-1937
Volume 5 - Pages 181-186

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 30, 1937

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark on
Saturday morning, January 30, at 10 o'clock.  There were present
Judge Brown, Mr. Williams and Mr. Ross.  Absent:  Dr. Olmsted and
Mr. Wingfield.

This was the organization meeting of the Board.  Judge Brown,
recently elected, presented his commission, duly signed and seal-
ed.  Judge Brown moved that Mr. Ross be elected Chairman of the
Board.  Mr. Williams seconded the motion.  Carried unanimously.

Judge Brown moved that Miss Beckwith be re-elected Secretary.
Carried unanimously.

Mr. Williams moved that Judge Brown be elected Vice Chairman.
Carried unanimously.

Judged Brown moved that the 3 Reno members be re-elected to the
Executive Committee.  Carried unanimously.

On motion of Judge Brown, the minutes of the December 5, 1936
meeting were approved.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross, List No. 8, Regents Checks Nos. 6789 to
67104 for the net sum of $48,471.38 and List No. 7, State Claims
Nos. 71 to 87 inclusive for the net sum of $22,081.84 were ap-
proved.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented the following letter:

    Walter E. Clark, President and
    The Honorable Board of Regents.

    Gentlemen:

    There is at present uninvested in University Funds the fol-
    lowing:

        Irreducible Fund               $6,002.80
        90,000 Acre Grant               1,354.15
            Total                      $7,356.95

    I am attaching hereto latest quotations on U. S. government
    obligations.  Will the Regents please make a selection from
    this list for investment and authorize the Chairman of the
    Board and the Comptroller to instruct the State Treasurer to
    make necessary investments?

    I am enclosing herewith for your files a list of securities
    dated December 18, 1936 deposited in the First National Bank
    in Reno as security for the Board of Regents' deposit in said
    Bank.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ C. H. Gorman,
                             Comptroller

Judge Brown moved that the Chairman of the Board and the Comp-
troller arrange to invest this $7356.95 in U. S. Treasury 2 7/8%
bonds of 1960/55 at market and that the Comptroller advise the
State Treasurer that the bonds will be sent to him in care of
the Carson City branch of the First National Bank to be deliver-
ed to the State Treasurer upon payment for bonds, payment to be
made from the 90,000 Acre Grant and Irreducible University Funds.
Above bonds quoted January 25th to yield 2.56%.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross, the Petroleum Products Inspector and Seal-
er of Weights and Measures was instructed to comply with instruc-
tions from the President and Comptroller in regard to all funds
received and disbursements made in his Department.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Ross moved that an analysis of the 1936 payroll of the Ex-
tension Department, including Farm Bureau, be made by Director
Creel and copies sent to each Regent, the President and the
Comptroller of the University.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Clark presented the list of mid-year graduates as sub-
mitted by the Registrar and being duly approved by the University
faculty, with recommendation that the indicated degrees and di-
plomas be approved by the Regents.  Mr. Ross moved the approval
of the following list:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

      **John Francis Armstrong         *Ruth Lyons
        Richard Oliver Bagley         **Evelyn G. Matson
      **George W. Burke                 Sylvia Michal
        Lucia Mills Devore             *Lewis Pulsipher
        Eleanor J. Fisher               Lillian Smith
        Paul Clay Heilmann              Orval C. Tregellas
        Helen M. Jenkins

    Bachelor of Science

        Darrell Berry                   Rodney E. Martin

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Antoine Primeaux                Marvin Turner

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Thomas G. Morris

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Frank J. Kornmayer, Jr.


       *Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade
      **The 3 whose names are double-starred later asked that
        their degrees should be changed to Bachelor of Science.
        In the case of Miss Matson she had married Mr. Tannehill
        and had not notified the registrar of her changed name.

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross the President was authorized to go ahead
with arrangements for the conferring of the LL. D. degree upon
the 3 prominent Nevadans named by him at the coming Commencement:
J. E. Church, Key Pittman, Roswell Keys Colcord.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mayor Cooper appeared before the Board and asked if they would
be willing to let him take care of the legislation necessary to
secure for the City of Reno an 80-foot strip at the north line of
the Experiment Station Farm for a roadway, connecting Surprise
Valley Road and Alameda Avenues.  The Board said they would not
oppose his action, provided it specifically freed the University
from any street, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements on this
strip of land for all time and that the expenses connected with
the opening of the road, including the costs of any changes in
locations of buildings, corrals or ditches on the Nevada Agri-
cultural Experiment Station Farm made necessary by the location
of this new road and including the costs of a new fence along
the new farm line should be covered by the City.

On the recommendation of their respective Head Professors (Hill,
Chappelle, Young), President Clark recommended the following
advances in rank, effective from date:

    Williams C. Miller, M. A., from Instructor to Assistant
        Professor of English
    Lawton B. Kline, M. A., from Instructor to Assistant Profes-
        sor of Modern Languages
    Ralph A. Irwin, M. A., from Assistant Professor to Associate
        Professor of Psychology

Mr. Williams moved that these 3 men receive the advances recom-
mended by the President.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Clark recommended that Mary T. Ryan, Secretary to the
Vice President and the College of Arts and Science, be advanced
from $100 to $120 per month, effective February 1, 1937.  Miss
Ryan is in her 7th year of service and serves but 10 months of
the year.  Judge Brown moved the approval of this recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown the Board authorized the renewal of the
lease of the University Farm to Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Baker for the
2-year period ending April 1, 1939 at $1200 per year, provided
only that no action of the present Legislature invalidates this
authorization by the Regents.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams the suspension of the registration and
incidental fees was ordered continued for the University year
1937-38.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Clark presented, with his approval, the following 7
recommendations from Director Fulton of the Mackay School of
Mines:

1.  That Jay A. Carpenter be appointed Head of the Mining Depart-
    ment, effective from date.

2.  That Jay A. Carpenter be given a 6-week leave, effective
    January 28, 1937, to study a Boulder Dam Power problem for
    the Nevada Colorado River Commission at the request of State
    Engineer A. M. Smith.

3.  That Jay A. Carpenter receives no salary from University
    Funds during his leave, his salary to be met by the Commis-
    sion.

4.  That William Smyth take over Mr. Carpenter's classes during
    this leave, for which additional service Smyth is to be
    compensated at the rate of $100 per month in addition to
    his regular salary.

(Taken together 3 and 4 will save the Mackay salary funds approx-
imately $500 in this 6-week period.)

5.  That Jay A. Carpenter be granted a 3-month leave, without
    pay, after the close of this semester, for further service
    with the Colorado River Commission, which will mean an addi-
    tional saving to University funds of some $1125.

6.  That since Mr. S. Frank Hunt desires to have an experienced
    Field Geologist in the field with the Mackay School of Mines
    prospecting students during their Summer trips under his
    Foundation, E. N. Pennebaker be employed at $500 per month,
    plus his traveling and living expenses while in the field
    for the Summer of 1937.

7.  That the Regents authorize a statement which may be published
    covering the splitting of interests in any mining ground
    acquired by any parties under the Hunt Foundation in such
    manner as will seem just to the University and to the student
    and staff members taking part in these field trips.

On motion of Mr. Williams this 7-point program was approved, with
understanding that on the last item the detail of its application
is to be worked out by President Clark and Director Fulton in
consultation with Judge Brown in order that the adopted plan may
be legally sound.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross the President was authorized to accept for
our University the invitation to submit our undergraduate Engi-
neering curricula for accrediting to the Engineer's Council for
Professional Development at a net cost of not to exceed $250.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

If the Legislature does not renew its present exemption of re-
quiring additional academic credits from teachers for the renewal
of certain types of certificates, the President recommended that
he be authorized to have a Summer Session held here this Summer
of 1937, the enrollment fee to be $25 per student, which should
pay for the cost of the Session if 150 or more attend.  If less
than this number attend, the University will have to bear part
of the expense.  The budget for a Summer Session runs from $3200
to $3700, depending upon the outside talent employed.

Mr. Ross moved that the President be authorized to have a Summer
School Session under the above understanding this year.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

At the suggestion of Mr. Ross, the President was asked to have
the roadway along the ditch to the front of the Campus closed
until the stormy weather is over.

Judge Brown suggested that the catalog statement regarding the
requirement of a 6-month residence by the parents of a student
(page 107 of the current catalog) before the student becomes
eligible for exemption from the tuition was in conflict with
the law and the President was authorized to heal this matter
with Mr. Smith, Mr. Allen, et al.

Judge Brown presented the following preamble and resolution
which, on motion of Mr. Ross, was unanimously approved.

    WHEREAS, this Board authorized the making of an application
    to the Washoe County Water Conservation District for member-
    ship of the University of Nevada, as the owner of the land
    in the University Stock Farm on the South Virginia Road and
    the Nevada Experiment Station Farm, if in the opinion of the
    Executive Committee it was right and proper to make such
    application; and

    WHEREAS, the Executive Committee approved the making of said
    application; and

    WHEREAS, application for membership in said Washoe County
    Water Conservation District was made in behalf of the Uni-
    versity of Nevada and the Board of Regents by the Chairman
    of said Board and the Secretary thereof;

    RESOLVED, that the making of said application be and the
    same hereby is ratified and approved.

Judge Brown prepared the following preamble and resolution which,
on motion of Mr. Williams, was unanimously approved:

    WHEREAS, at an election held April 7, 1936, in the Washoe
    County Water Conservation District the entering into by the
    Washoe County Water Conservation District of that certain
    agreement known as the "Truckee River Agreement" was duly
    authorized; and

    WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, upon the application of
    the Board of Regents has, since last mentioned date, become
    a member of the Washoe County Water Conservation District;
    and

    WHEREAS, said Truckee River Agreement and the exhibits there-
    of have been presented to the University of Nevada for execu-
    tion as a party of the 5th part therein;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents of
    the University of Nevada, that the Chairman of said Board
    and the Secretary thereof be, and they hereby are, authoriz-
    ed, empowered and directed to sign, execute and acknowledge
    said Truckee River Agreement and the exhibits thereof, on
    behalf of the University of Nevada and the Board of Regents
    thereof, and to affix the seal of the University thereto.

Judge Brown presented the request of Mr. Robert Prescott to buy
a certain piece of University land at the southeastern edge of
the Campus.  The Board acted upon a similar request from Mr.
Prescott in January of 1935.  The decision was at that time left
to Judge Brown and President Clark.  After conference with Judge
Brown, President Clark saw Mr. Prescott and offered to present
to the Board of Regents a counter proposition from Mr. Prescott
to sell his holding at a given figure if Mr. Prescott would give
him this proposition in writing.  The President later called on
Mr. Prescott and reaffirmed this proposition.  No such offer in
writing was made by Mr. Prescott and the matter was therefore
allowed to lie in abeyance.  In discussion of this matter in
today's Board meeting, it was the informal opinion that this
land should not be sold to Mr. Prescott.

The next meeting of the Board will be the Commencement meeting
on May 8th.

Adjourned.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary