01/31/1930

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 31, 1930 



1-31-1930
Volume 5 - Pages 59-63

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 31, 1930

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at
10 o'clock Friday morning, January 31, 1930.  There were present:
Judge Brown, Chairman, Judge Talbot and Mr. Frank Williams.  Ab-
sent:  Mr. Pratt and Mr. Wingfield.

The minutes of August 31, 1929 were, on motion of Judge Brown,
approved by the following vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

List No. 1, Regents Checks Nos. 1 to 15 inclusive, for the sum of
$56,285.23 and List No. 13, State Claims Nos. 149 to 163 inclu-
sive for the sum of $24,448.04, were approved on motion of Judge
Brown, by the following vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Miss Thea C. Thompson, Librarian, Pres-
ident Clark recommended that Mrs. Ruth Gunter Nash be elected
Assistant Librarian, the appointment to be effective August 1,
1929.  Mr. Williams moved that the recommendation be approved.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendations of Dr. Records, President Clark recommend-
ed that Miss Martha Huber be elected Laboratory Technician in the
Department of Veterinary Science, to be effective from and after
December 1, 1929, understanding her salary is to remain as it has
been at $125 per month.

On recommendation of the President and on motion of Mr. Williams,
the resignation of Dr. Lawrence Wright as University Physician
was accepted to be effective November 1, 1929 and Dr. A. J. Hood
was elected in his stead to be University Physician for the re-
mainder of this academic year.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

President Clark recommended the acceptance of the resignation of
Edwin J. Duerr, Instructor in English, to be effective August 1,
1930 at the close of his year, since Mr. Duerr desires to work
for his Ph. D. degree in Public Speaking at Cornell University.
Judge Talbot moved that the President's recommendation be ap-
proved.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Willians         Aye

On recommendation of Superintendent Lynch, President Clark recom-
mended an advance in salary from $100 to $115 for Mrs. Maude A.
Wilson, effective February 1, 1930.  Mr. Williams moved adoption
of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

President Clark submitted the list of candidates for degrees and
diplomas, as having completed their work at mid-year, as pre-
sented to him by the Registrar and bearing the approval of the
University faculty under date January 17, 1930, as follows and
recommended that it be approved by the Regents:

    For the Degree of Master of Arts in History

        Mary N. Wilkinson

    For the Degree of Mining Engineer

        Dudley D. Homer - Class of 1910

    For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

        Albert W. Alegre             Walden G. Kline
        Sara Green Bell              Genevieve G. Leonard
        George S. Blum               Frank A. Metcalf
        Alpha Rulison Clark          Barbara F. Morse
        Renee M. Duque               Helen Maloney Prendiville
        Herman W. Eaton              Thomas O. Towle
        Elbert B. Edwards            Helene R. Turner
        Russell C. Garcia            Nell Wilkinson

    For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Frank L. Bristol

    For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Ted Beach
        Harold Newton
        Alfred Weger

    For Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade

        Mary Belle Douglass
        Leonora Gardner

    For Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade

        Albert W. Alegre
        Gladys A. Cafferata
        Frank A. Metcalf
        Janet S. Pardee

Judge Talbot moved that the list be approved as submitted by the
President.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On recommendation of President Clark, Mr. Williams moved that by
unanimous action the minutes of May 11, 1929 be amended to show
that John A. Fulton, Director of the Mackay School of Mines, was
formally elected to be Director of the State Bureau of Mines.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Mr. Williams moved that
the following items from the minutes of December 30, 1922 and of
February 28, 1923, respectively, be reaffirmed and that the two
items be amended so as to include the words, "Who are in active
service" in the first instance and the words "in active service"
in the seconded instance, as follows:

    President Clark recommended that this University exempt of-
    ficers and enlisted men of the United States Army and Navy
    (add:  who are in active service) or their children from
    the non-resident tuition fee charged by the University.

    Judge Talbot made the motion.  Vote:

        Mrs. Hood            Aye
        Mr. Pratt            Aye
        Judge Talbot         Aye

    On request of the United States Coast Guard, President Clark
    recommended that the sons and daughters of officers, warrant
    officers and enlisted men (add:  in active service) in the
    Coast Guard be exempted by this University from non-resident
    tuition charges.

    Judge Talbot made the motion.  Vote:

        Mrs. Hood            Aye
        Mr. Pratt            Aye
        Judge Talbot         Aye

Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Willians         Aye

President Clark requested authorization for Dean Hall to employ
an additional full time person in the School of Education from
next Fall on at a salary of not more than $3000 per year, salary
and service to be effective not earlier than August 1, 1930.

Mr. Williams moved that Dean Hall be authorized to secure a
teacher for the School of Education who shall have special train-
ing and interest in Rural Education at a salary of not more than
$3000 per year to be effective not earlier than August 1, 1930.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No  - for the following reasons:  It is
                         talked that the Department of Education
                         is not so overworked as some other De-
                         partments, is not over efficient and we
                         should not afford the additional expense
                         which, though we might carry it this
                         year as a result of our additional State
                         valuations, we might later have a de-
                         ficiency and should not now incur this
                         additional expense.  The money is more
                         needed for other purposes.
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Judge Brown presented the following preamble and Resolution and
submitted the deed which he had prepared in conformance there-
with:

    WHEREAS, by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Nevada,
    entitled, "An Act authorizing and directing the Regents of
    the University of Nevada to make certain conveyances of title
    to certain lands situated in Elko County, Nevada", approved
    March 27, 1929, the Board of Regents of the University of
    Nevada was authorized and directed to make, execute and de-
    liver to the County of Elko, State of Nevada, a proper con-
    veyance conveying all of the right, title and interest of the
    State of Nevada in and to the southwest corner of block num-
    ber 13 of the City of Elko, County of Elko, State of Nevada,
    commencing at the northwest corner of Section 15, township
    34 north, range 55 east, M. D. B. & M. in said county and
    State, running thence S. 23 20 W. 469.3 feet to corner No. 1,
    the place of beginning; thence S. 41 49 W. 1060 feet to cor-
    ner No. 2; thence north 48 11 W. 900 feet to corner No. 3;
    thence North 41 49 E. 821.54 feet to corner No. 4; thence
    N. 89 31 E. 354.31 feet to corner No. 5; thence South 48 11
    E. 637.94 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning, con-
    taining 21.184 acres more or less;

    RESOLVED, that such conveyance be made as directed by said
    Act, and that the same be executed in the name of the Board
    of Regents of the University of Nevada by the Chairman of
    the Board, and that the Secretary of the Board affix and
    attest thereto the seal of the Board of Regents.

Judge Talbot moved that the Board take action in accord with the
Resolution prepared by the Chairman of the Board, as heretofore
authorized.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Judge Brown submitted the following preamble and Resolutions as
heretofore authorized:

    WHEREAS, Congress by an Act entitled, "An Act donating public
    lands to the several States and Territories which may provide
    Colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic
    arts", approved July 2, 1861 (12 Stat. L. 503) conveyed to
    the State of Nevada 90,000 acres of land for the "endowment,
    support and maintenance of at least one College" and

    WHEREAS, Congress by an Act entitled, "An Act concerning
    certain lands granted to the State of Nevada", approved July
    4, 1886 conveyed to the State of Nevada "land equal in amount
    to 72 entire sections, for the establishment and maintenance
    of a University in said State", and

    WHEREAS, Sec. 3 Article XI of the Constitution of Nevada pro-
    vides that "All lands and all proceeds of lands that have
    been or may hereafter be granted or appropriated by the
    United States to this State, shall be and the same are sol-
    emnly pledged for educational purposes and shall not be
    transferred to any other fund for other uses", and

    WHEREAS, Sec. 4 Article XI of the Constitution of Nevada pro-
    vides "for the establishment of a State University which
    shall embrace Departments for agriculture, mechanic arts
    and mining to be controlled by a Board of Regents whose
    duty shall be prescribed by law", and

    WHEREAS, Sec. 2 of Chapter 68, Stats. of Nevada 1925, An
    Act entitled, "An Act withdrawing from sale and Contract of
    Sale all lands granted to the State of Nevada by the United
    States ..." approved March 13, 1925, provides "that the
    Legislature expressly declares that nothing in this Act is
    intended to authorize any breach of the Contract with the
    general government under which said lands were originally
    granted and accepted", and

    WHEREAS, the Governor of Nevada and the State Land Register,
    claiming to act by virtue of the provisions of Chapter 68,
    State of Nevada, 1925, referred to above, without the know-
    ledge of consent of the Board of Regents of the University
    of Nevada and, as we believe, without due consideration for
    the express declaration of the Legislature contained in
    Section 2 of said Act, executed certain deeds, purporting
    to convey from the State of Nevada to the United States
    along with other lands 359.49 acres belonging to the Uni-
    versity 90,000 Acre Grant and 200 acres belonging to the
    University 72 Section Grant, said lands being more particu-
    larly described in Deeds Nos. 4, 7, 9 and 15, all dated
    March 1, 1929.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Regents of
    the University of Nevada that it is the opinion of this
    Board:

    1.  That the execution of Deeds Nos. 4, 7, 9 and 15, insofar
        as they purport to convey title to lands belonging to
        the University 90,000 Acre Grant or to the University
        72 Section Grant, constitutes a breach of the contract
        heretofore made between the State of Nevada and the
        United States by virtue of the provisions of the Act of
        Congress of 1862 and the Act of Congress of 1866 donat-
        ing said lands to the State of Nevada.

    2.  That execution of said deeds insofar as they purport
        to convey title to lands belonging to the University
        90,000 Acre Grant or to the University 72 Section Grant
        is in contravention to Section 3 Article XI of the Con-
        stitution of Nevada.

    3.  That execution of said deeds insofar as they purport
        to convey title to lands belonging to the University
        90,000 Acre Grant or to the University 72 Section Grant
        without the knowledge or consent of the Board of Regents
        of the University of Nevada is in contravention to Sec-
        tion 4 of Article XI of the Constitution of Nevada.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board respectfully protests
    against the said attempts to convey the said lands belonging
    to the University of Nevada, and

    FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of these Resolutions be sent to
    Honorable Ray Lyman Wilbur, the Secretary of the Interior, to
    Honorable Fred Balzar, the Governor of the State of Nevada,
    and to Honorable T. A. Lotz, the Surveyor General and Land
    Register of the State of Nevada.

Judge Talbot moved the adoption of the preamble and Resolutions
as presented by the Chairman as prepared by him and Judge Talbot.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Judge Brown submitted the following preamble and Resolution as
heretofore authorized:

    WHEREAS, the extension of facilities on Mackay Playing Field
    and in the Training Quarters, the purchase of rare Walther
    desert geology library and the provision of funds to prepare
    the research room of the Mackay School of Mines building to
    house this library, the reconditioning of the portrait statue
    of John William Mackay, the setting aside of funds for the
    construction of Mackay Science Hall and the confirmation in
    perpetuity of the $18,000 yearly income for salaries of the
    staff of the Mackay School of Mines -- all the generous gifts
    of Mr. Clarence H. Mackay during the past year, taken to-
    gether, constitute for the single year a greater advance in
    plant, equipment and endowment than has been made before in
    any 10 years in the 56 years of the University's history;

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of
    Nevada do hereby express their very deep appreciation to Mr.
    Clarence H. Mackay for these added great gifts to this Uni-
    versity during the year just ended.

    FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be forward-
    ed to Mr. Mackay.

Mr. Williams moved that the above preamble and Resolutions be
adopted.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Judge Brown read a letter from Mr. John A. Read in re. the ex-
change of our Experiment Station Farm for a tract of land 13
miles from Reno on the Reno-Carson highway.  After discussion it
was decided to have President Clark confer with Director Doten
as to whether the present Farm was entirely acceptable and to
learn his views in regard to the possible sale by the Regents
of the present farm and purchase of another farm and to report
to the Board at a later meeting.

Judge Brown stated that inasmuch as the State Investigating
Committee desired that the matter of salaries be inquired into,
he had already requested the President to make a report on
salaries paid the different ranks of Professors in Colleges and
Universities in the United States, said report to be presented
at the Commencement or the June meeting of the Board.

Judge Brown suggested that it would be well if Mr. Pratt would
close his stewardship of the Rousseau Estate and turn it over
to the Board of Regents as Trustees, as provided in the Will of
Mrs. Rousseau and said if the Board approved, he would write
Mr. Pratt to this effect.  Informal approval was given.

Adjourned.

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary