01/30/1941

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 30-31, 1941 



1-30-1941
Volume 5 - Pages 302-307

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 30, 1941

Meeting called to order by Chairman Ross at 9:50, January 30,
1940, a full Board being present.

Dr. Hartman recommended that Miss Geraldine Hardman be elected
Secretary of the Board of Regents.  Motion passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman announced the resignation of Miss Beckwith as his
Secretary and as Secretary to the Board of Regents.  Her letter
of resignation follows:

    To President Hartman and
    The Board of Regents at the
    University of Nevada

    Dear friends,

    Dr. Hartman has suggested that in order to make the record
    complete, I should formally resign.

    I therefore present to the President and the Board of Regents
    of the University of Nevada my resignation as your Secretary,
    effective from December 31, 1940.

    So far as my experience goes, Reno, in itself and in its
    setting, is one of the loveliest cities in the world.  The
    loveliest place in Reno will -- to me -- always be the Uni-
    versity Campus.  During my 34 years there I was daily grate-
    ful for the privilege of working in such an ideal place and
    for and with the University people.

    Needless to say, I shall treasure the memories of these years
    and the fine friendships which they have brought me.  Chief
    among my University friends, I count the Hartman family and
    the members of the present Board of Regents.  I wish to thank
    you formally for having continued me in service as your
    Secretary.

    Since we know that the University of Nevada is the best ins-
    stitution of its kind in America, we still have much in com-
    mon in our purpose to advance its interests in very possible
    way.

    With best wishes to each of you for continuing happiness in
    your sacrificial service to our University, I am,

                             Yours very sincerely,

                             Carolyn M. Beckwith
                             235 Broderick Street
                             San Francisco

    February 20, 1941 (January?)

Dr. Hartman recommended that the Board of Regents place her on
the pension list and express to her their thanks for her faith-
ful and efficient service, and regret at her resignation.  Mo-
tion passed.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved that the minutes of the November 16, 1940 meet-
ing be approved.  Motion passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Gorman asked for a motion as to date of advertising for sale
on new Gymnasium.  It was moved that Saturday, March 1, 1941,
should be the date for opening bids.  Motion passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Gorman presented the budget for the next biennium.  Mr. Ross
moved that the budget be approved as presented by Mr. Gorman.
Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Frandsen's letter with reference to the salary of the Physi-
cian and Nurse under the Health Service was read with Dr. Hart-
man's recommendation that the salary of the Physician be increas-
ed to $200 per month for 9 months and the Nurse's salary be in-
creased to $125 per month for 9 months.  Mr. Williams moved that
the recommendation of Dr. Hartman in the matter of increased sal-
ary for the Physician and Nurse be approved by the Board.  Motion
passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Miss Sameth's letter asking for salary equal to that of Head of
Department was read.  Mrs. Wardin moved that this matter be de-
ferred for consideration at the April or May meeting.  Motion
passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. Grafton be granted a leave of
absence for a year from January 19, 1941, while on active duty
with the Army as a result of the National Defense Program.  Pass-
ed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman read Dean Wood's letter with regard to Mr. Palm, who
has been called into active military service, effective March
20, 1941.  Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. Palm's salary for the
rest of the Spring semester be paid him with the understanding
that his work, after he is called into service, will be carried
without cost to the University by other members of the Depart-
ment.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

A student committee of Agriculture students asking for the use of
the University Farm by the Agricultural Department was given the
floor.  Harold Jacobsen presented a petition signed by all the
students of the College of Agriculture.

Mr. Allen of the State Highway Department, Mr. Hitchcock of the
National Resources Board, and Frederick March presented the plan
for a 6-year program of State planning.  February 20 was given
as the deadline for turning in the preliminary report which is
to include desired projects on the University in the order of
their need.  It was recommended that Dr. Hartman and Mr. Gorman
act for the Board of Regents and than report back to the Regents.
Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Richardson, Mr. Herd, Mr. Walthers and Mr. Armanko, repre-
senting the businessmen of Reno who are interested in the Ath-
letic Board of Control presented their case.  They want 18 Re-
gents' scholarships to cover out-of-state tuition of 18 athletes
and intra-mural sports under Athletic Board of Control with sal-
alry of $2200 for a coach to be paid by the University.

Dr. Hartman read the last letter in a number of letters from
Margaret Neaton and explained his action in turning her previous
correspondence over to postal authorities.  Approval was given by
the Regents of Dr. Hartman's action and of Dean Traner's decision
with regard to a recommendation for Miss Neaton.

Dr. Hartman read Miss Anne Rand's letter of resignation which
was accepted, effective as of June 1, 1941.

Dr. Hartman read Mr. Carpenter's report on the Hunt Foundation
stock, including Mr. Carpenter's recommendation that at least 1/2
of the stock should be sold due to the lowered price of copper
and the ensuing loss of value of the Mountain City Copper stock
and the decreasing output of the mines.  It was recommended that
the President and the Comptroller be granted the power to sell
the stock at a price and in amounts as they may see fit.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman read the protest from members of the Chrisian Science
Church against the Health Service Fee and Mrs. Waltenspiel's let-
ter of protest.  Dr. Hartman explained his action in refusing to
exempt them from payment of the fee.  Moved that the Regents ap-
prove Dr. Hartman's decision and that these people should pay the
fee with the rest of the student body.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

A letter from the Registration and Scholarship Committee was read
by Dr. Hartman asking that the Health Service Fee should not be
required of graduate students and students taking 5 hours or less
and that fees collected from such students this semester be re-
funded if they so desire.  Also, such students may when register-
ing pay the fee and receive the benefits of the Health Service
if they so desire, but they will not be allowed the use of the
Service unless they pay the fee.  Dr. Olmsted recommended that
the exemption be adopted and incorporated in the next issue of
the University catalogue.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman asked for instructions as to paragraph II, page 92,
of the 1940-41 catalogue, with reference to tuition.  It was
moved that authority be given to Dr. Hartman to modify this
paragraph so as to comply with State Law (by omitting the words
"continuously" and "just prior" as used in paragraph II).  Pass-
ed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

The Board of Regents expressed themselves as not in favor of
granting honorary degrees, Dr. Hartman having asked for instruc-
tions in the matter.  Mr. Ross moved that it be the general poli-
cy of the Board of Regents not to grant honorary degrees.  Pass-
ed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman brought up the suggestion of Mr. Doten concerning the
printing of a book similar to that published on the occasion of
the University's tri-decennial.  Dr. Hartman suggested a bulletin
similar to the small publicity on the University published re-
cently.  The Regents expressed themselves as being in favor of a
bulletin along that line to cost not more than $500, thus bring-
ing the cost of the 50th anniversary celebration down to $1000.

Dr. Hartman submitted for consideration a proposal to buy a bus
for the University to be used for trips such as those made around
the State by the Band and the Music Club, the Dance Club, etc. -
could also be used in conveying students to and from the Univer-
sity Farm.

Dr. Hartman informed the Board of Regents of the generous gift of
$100 for the Music Department from Mr. Abernathy; also that he
was writing a letter of thanks to Mr. Abernathy.

Dr. Frandsen's suggestion that he be retired upon attaining his
65th birthday was presented.  Since his birthday is in September,
the Regents expressed themselves in favor of retiring Dr. Frand-
sen at the end of his semester instead of waiting until the be-
ginning of the next semester.

Dr. Hartman brought up the matter of the affidavits of Mr.
Richard Ruess.  It was suggested that Dr. Hartman contact the
two men concerned.

Dr. Brown's request for authorization to collect a $1 fee from
Summer Session students for recreation purposes was discussed.
It was decided to leave the matter of the fee up to the students
themselves.

A verbal proposal was presented asking if permission would be
granted the football team to leave school the week preceding ex-
aminations in order to make a trip to Hawaii to play a football
game there during Christmas holidays.  Action was deferred on
this proposal.

With reference to the University Farm problem.  It was the deci-
sion of the Regents Executive Committee that the matter was en-
tirely in the hands of the Legislature.  If the Legislature wants
the University to operate the Farm as a classroom and is willing
to finance it, the Regents will be glad to accept it.  It was
moved that this decision of the Executive Committee be approved.
Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Gorman requested authority to make 2 changes in the specifi-
cations for the Gymnasium having to do with the bond issue and
the insurance.  Permission granted.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Williams moved that Dr. Hartman, Mr. Gorman and Mr. Ross be
given authority to make such changes as they thought necessary in
the specifications for the Gymnasium.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross reported that land back of the Hatch building which is
desired for parking purposes has been surveyed and the descrip-
tion almost completed.  Negotiations with the owners of the
property are under way.

Mr. Ross read a letter from Harry Frost of the Athletic Board of
Control repeating the request made earlier in the meeting by the
businessmen's committee asking for Regents' scholarships and
salary of coach plus intra-mural sports shift from P. E. Depart-
ment to Athletic Board of Control.  Deferred to April or May
meeting.

Mrs. Wardin made a motion to the effect that a letter be written
to the committee of businessmen (and also to the Athletic Board
of Control) informing them that their proposal has been taken
under consideration, but owing to the great amount of business
taken up by the Regents they were unable to give it proper con-
sideration.  It was moved that the matter be taken up at the
next regular meeting of the Regents.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

The Regents decided that as a matter of general policy the only
group with which they will deal on athletic matters will be the
Athletic Board of Control.

Meeting was adjourned at 1:45 P.M., after setting March 1 as the
date of the next regular meeting, at which time bids will be
considered.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Geraldine Hardman
Secretary