01/31/1921

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 31, 1921
 



01-31-1921
Volume OE - Pages 278-279

                         Reno, Nevada
                       January 31, 1921

The Regents met in the Office of the President at 11 o'clock
Monday morning, January 31, 1921.  There were present Mrs. Hood,
Mr. North, Judge Talbot, Judge Curler, President Clark, Mr.
Gorman and Mr. De Longchamps.

The President asked Mr. De Longchamps questions regarding extras
for the Mining Experiment Station building.  Detailed information
regarding these items is to be furnished within a few days and
action on them is to be taken by the Regents at an early meeting,
after Mr. Gorman has had chance to confer with Superintendent
Lind.

On motion of Mrs. Hood, the minutes of January 3rd and of the
Executive and Finance Committees of January 15th were approved.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

Judge Curler made verbal report on the matter of changing the
boundary line of the University Farm and suggested that the Re-
gents should not be hurried in this matter by private interests.

Mrs. Hood moved that Mr. Pratt be elected Vice Chairman and
Judge Talbot seconded the motion.  There being no other nomina-
tions an Aye and No vote was taken, all members voting Aye.
Thereupon Mr. Pratt was declared duly elected Vice Chairman of
the Board of Regents.

Identification cards to be signed by the Chairman, Vice Chairman
and Comptroller were presented by Mr. Gorman with the request
that after these were signed, the Secretary of the Board should
mail them to the banks of Reno which handled University funds.
It was so ordered.

List No. 1 of State Claims Nos. 1 to 12 inclusive, for a net sum
of $22,971.86, List No. 14, Farm Bureau Claim, for the net sum
of $972.50, and List No. 1, Regents Checks Nos. 1000 to 1006,
for the net sum of $27,581.44, was approved by the following
vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

On the recommendation of the President, Mr. North moved that a
plate containing the text of the Oath be purchased at a cost of
$125 from the Regents Contingent funds and that a parchment copy
of the Oath be included with the diploma for all Bachelors and
Advanced degrees hereafter to be given by the University.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No
    Mr. North            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

Judge Talbot stated that he had not read the Oath himself but
that from hearing it read at the last year's Commencement Exer-
cises he had the feeling that it was too long and that non-
resident students might not care to subscribe to it in its pres-
ent wording.  President Clark later explained what he meant by
the wording of the Oath and Judge Talbot took a copy of the Oath
to read in the light of the President's explanation.

At the suggestion of the President, Mr. North moved that Mr.
James Fred Abel be asked to represent the University of Nevada
at the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of
George Washington, February 19 to 26, and the 100th anniversary
of the founding of the University of Virginia, May 31 to June 3d,
and that the necessary expenses of Mr. Abel as the representative
of this University should be met by the Board of Regents.  This
expense probably will not exceed $35.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. Records, the President recommended
that Dr. Lockett be granted a leave of absence, without pay, from
February 15th to June 30th, 1921, to enable him to do some work
in the University of California, stating that Dr. Lockett's work
at this University would be cared for without additional expense
during his absence.  Mrs. Hood made the motion, the vote stand-
ing as follows:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

President Clark stated to the Board the result of a conference
had last week with Governor Boyle and the Ways and Mean Committee
of the Legislature regarding the University.  The present plan is
to grant to the University an 8 cent tax levy, a 3 cent addition-
al tax levy with which to finance the Public Service Divisions
and to care for repairs, improvement and equipment of University
Departments and buildings (in lieu of special appropriation) and
a 2 cent levy to be used in a permanent construction program,
making the levy for the University 13 cents in all.  To cover
the University Public Service requirements for the first 11
months of the present biennium and until the tax levy should be
available, the Governor proposed to grant to the University
from $32,000 to $35,000.

Judge Talbot made his report to the Board on the result of his
conference with University of California officials re. the
Searles Estate.  He brought with him a copy of the Will of Mr.
Searles for the information of the Board.  The University of
Nevada is not mentioned therein as a beneficiary but the residue
of the estate, after bequests to relatives and friends are cared
for, is left to one Arthur T. Walker, without condition.  Judge
Talbot and Judge Curler at the earliest possible time will have
conference with Mr. Nevin and see what steps can be taken to get
into communication with Mr. Walker to see if there was some un-
derstanding between him and Mr. Searles regarding the University
of Nevada and, if so, what funds might be available for use of
this institution.

Inasmuch as Judge Talbot has to be in court this week, the next
meeting of the Board will be held at 4:30 o'clock P.M., the day
to be determined after Mr. Gorman has had chance to confer with
Superintendent Lind and Mr. De Longchamps.

Adjourned.

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary