01/31/1938

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 31, 1938 



1-31-1938
Volume 5 - Pages 202-207

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 31, 1938

The Board of Regents met in their Office at the University Monday
morning, January 31, 1938 at 10 o'clock.  There were present
Chairman Ross, Judge Brown and Mr. Wingfield.  Absent:  Mr.
Williams and Dr. Olmsted.

On motion of Mr. Ross the minutes of December 4, 1937 were unani-
mously approved.

Back assessments in the Washoe County Water Conservation District
were, on motion of Judge Brown, approved unanimously as follows:

    Experiment Station Farm, 56.5 acres @$2.80 ...... $158.20
    University, 206.87 acres @$2.80 .................  579.24

On motion of Mr. Ross List No. 7, Regents Checks Nos. 7889 to
78102 for the net sum of $51,767.77 and List No. 19, State
Claims Nos. 3804 to 3828 for the net sum of $30,428.82, were
approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown the following students who finished
their work December 22, 1937 were approved for the indicated
degrees and diplomas:

    Bachelor of Arts

        Gladys Blair                    Russell West Mc Donald
        William H. Elwell               Walter L. States
       *Lincoln W. Liston               Rebecca Taitel
        Joseph P. Lommori              *Rita Hope Winer

       *Indicates H. S. Teachers Diploma

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Ralph Birchard, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        M. Wayne Kennedy

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

       Morgan Helm Mills

    Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade

        Mabel Robison Rott

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, on the recommendation of President
Clark, Katherine Schnell was elected to be full-time Assistant
in the Department of Physical Education for Women for the Univer-
sity year beginning August 1, 1938 at $850 for that year, to be
paid in 12 equal monthly installments of $70.83 beginning with
that due September 1, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, on the recommendation of President
Clark, Margaret Jensen was elected to be full-time Assistant in
Mathematics for the year 1938-39 at a salary of $960 for the year
to be paid in 9 equal monthly installments beginning with the
payment due October 1, 1938 and closing with the payment due
June 1, 1939.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross, on recommendation of President Clark, the
resignation of Loretta Miller as Assistant Professor of Botany,
effective August 1, 1938 was accepted and permission was granted
her to be married in April.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, on recommendation of Dean Traner and
President Clark, John P. Puffinbarger was reappointed Assistant
Professor of Education for the year beginning August 1, 1938,
with no salary increase.  The motion carried unanimously.

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, on recommendation of President Clark,
the Regents unanimously approved the plan of Dean Traner that
Emeritus Professor John W. Hall should be permitted to teach
the graduate course 121 (School Supervision) during the Fall
semester of 1938.

Judge Brown recommended that action on the retention of Dr.
Charles Lockwood Stewart as Assistant Professor of History and
Political Science, as requested by Miss Wier, for the University
year 1938-39, be deferred until the next meeting of the Board.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Ross moved that, in accord with the President's recommenda-
tion, Ingo Maddaus, Jr., be advanced in rank from Instructor to
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, effective from date, and
that his salary be increased from $1600 to $1750, effective
August 1, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross, Dr. Eldon Wittwer (B. S., Nevada, 1922;
Ph. D., Cornell, 1930) was elected to be Associate Professor and
Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics in our College
of Agriculture, beginning August 1, 1938 at a salary of $3000,
for his initial year, with understanding that if he remains and
his work is satisfactory, he shall be advanced to Professor and
Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics for the year
beginning August 1, 1939 at a salary of $3200; the salary to be
further advanced $200 a year for the years beginning August 1,
1940 and of 1941, thereafter his salary to be continued at the
1941 figure of $3600.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, the Regents again suspended, this time
for the University year 1938-39, the charging of the registration
and incidental fees to students and authorized this statement to
appear in the forthcoming catalog.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, the Regents approved the flat-rating
of rental charges in Lincoln Hall so those charges shall be the
same for both semesters, as follows:

    Room with roommate       $40
    Single room              $50
    Double room used by one  $60

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, President Clark's recommendation that
Cecil W. Creel's additional salary of $1200 per year from July 1,
1937, should be paid from Government funds now being sent direct-
ly to the University for this purpose, instead of being paid to
Mr. Creel by the Department of Agriculture, was approved with
understanding that Mr. Creel is to be listed on the February
payroll for $800, in addition to his regular University salary,
and for $100 additional for each month thereafter to and includ-
ing the month of June, 1938.  It is specifically noted that this
arrangement is to continue only so long as the Government sets
aside and furnishes our University with funds for this purpose.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Judge Brown moved that the Board is willing, on the recommenda-
tion of President Clark, to lend the Indian artifacts and other
ethnological materials now in our Mackay Museum to the Govern-
ment museum at Boulder City in accord with the request of Dr.
C. W. West, member of the Nevada State Park Commission, and
chief donor of Indian artifacts to the Museum at our University
on the terms set forth in the receipt and contract drawn up by
President Clark, with the further understanding that the Regents
expect the University of Nevada to receive due credit for this
exhibit.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Acting President Adams presented the following letter from James
W. Coleman, Assistant Professor of Physical Education for Men:

                                    January 29, 1938

    Dear President Adams:

    In a short conference with Mr. Silas Ross on the afternoon
    of January 28th, I placed the matter of my attendance at the
    Salt Lake Convention of the Southwest District of the Ameri-
    can Health and Physical Education Association, as Chairman
    of Research Program, of which you have a copy and continuing
    on to Atlanta for the purpose of filling a place on the pro-
    gram in the form of giving a paper on research at the Nation-
    al Convention of the American Health and Physical Education
    Association, invitation arriving under date of January 27.
    In my conference with Mr. Ross, he instructed me to get the
    cost of the combined trips and place figures in your hands,
    with his request that you place the matter before the Board
    of Regents on Monday, January 31, for their official action.

    This trip would necessitate my being absent from the Uni-
    versity from April 14 to the 25th, both dates included.
    However, I can arrange for my work here to be taken care of
    by a capable man.

    In compliance with the above instructions, I am pleased to
    submit the following statement of cost:

        Round trip from Reno to Atlanta ........... $ 95.20
        Lower tourist berth, both ways ............   27.00
        Hotel and meals for 12 days @$5 per day ...   60.00
            Total Cost ............................ $182.20

                             Yours sincerely,

                             James W. Coleman

Judge Brown moved that the Regents did not care to establish the
precedent of sending faculty members as delegates to conferences
at places distant from our University (1) because it was not
fitting that a Professor should absent himself from his Univer-
sity classes for so long a time as would be necessary to enable
him to make a trip to the eastern United States and (2) the Uni-
versity funds for operation during these difficult fiscal years
are too meager to permit the University to make any contribu-
tions toward the cost of such a trip.  Under these circumstances
the Regents are willing to allot $35 as the maximum sum against
which Mr. Coleman may draw for the expenses of his trip to Salt
Lake City but were forced to decline his request for the trip
to Atlanta, Georgia.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Adams read a letter from Postmaster Peterson requesting that
a cabinet that might be locked should be supplied to the Post
Office quarters in the basement of Morrill Hall, looking toward
the safety of insured parcels, etc.

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, Mr. Gorman was authorized to have
built for the Postmaster a cabinet in which he may keep his
registered parcels, this to be built by the University Carpenter
or in the shop at a net cost to the University for materials of
approximately $5.  In this connection, it is deemed desirable
that the Janitor who comes on duty at 4 P.M. shall clean the
Post Office quarters between 4 and 5, while the Postmaster is
present, and see that fuel and kindling for the next day is
brought into the Post Office, so that it will be unnecessary
for any Janitor to have a key to the University Post Office
quarters.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On the motion of Mr. Wingfield, the Regents authorized the
charge of $27.50 per month during the irrigation season for the
irrigation of the new playing field which is to be put into lawn
this Spring and Summer.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, Comptroller Gorman was authorized to
go ahead with the installation of flues above the roof, in accord
with the plans of Russell Mills, architect, to carry off fumes
and provide adequate ventilation for the soils conservation
laboratory in the basement of the Agricultural building, the
cost of this work to be covered from Experiment Station funds
and to be approximately $202 for the 1st and $134 for the 2nd
and dummy chimney.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Judge Brown presented for the information of the Board the fact
that a prospective donor of the University wished to know if
the Regents could accept stocks and bonds as an absolute gift
to the University and, during the donor's lifetime, (1) give to
the donor all income from these stocks and bonds and (2) make
no sale of them or any part of them for reinvestment or other
purposes without the consent of the donor.  Judge Brown thought
the Regents could enter into such a contract but would check
further to be certain as to the legal facts.  Mr. Ross moved
that the Executive Committee have power to enter into such agree-
ment as may be legal with the donor with reference to proposed
gifts of stocks and bonds, as above specified, to the University.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Wingfield suggested that in recognition of the faithful and
efficient service of President Clark for more than 20 years the
Regents should have conferred upon him the LL. D. degree at this
coming Commencement.  The other members heartily concurred in
this.  Acting President Adams recommended that the LL. D. degree
should be conferred upon President Clark at the coming Commence-
ment.  Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the recommendation, which
was carried unanimously.

Comptroller Gorman presented an analysis of tax receipts which
showed that the University received $69,000 last year to Decem-
ber 31, 1936 and this year had received but $55,000 to December
31, 1937, the reason for the lessened income not being apparent.
Mr. Ross suggested that a copy of Mr. Gorman's analysis be sent
to the Governor for his information.  Judge Brown moved the
adoption of Mr. Ross' suggestion.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Consideration of WPA project No. 20042, being the construction
of approximately 350 feet of retaining wall in the Orr Ditch
east of the Engineering buildings, was postponed, on motion of
Judge Brown, pending further consideration as to the amount of
materials involved and the cost of the same, there being a great
discrepancy in the figures submitted by the WPA and by Mr.
Christensen, who, at Mr. Gorman's request submitted an estimate,
and until some decision is reached as to the site of the pro-
posed new Engineering building.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Comptroller Gorman asked for authority from the Board to handle
the Athletics overdraft of $5973 as of December 31, 1937.  On
motion of Judge Brown, Mr. Gorman was authorized to place the
names of Dashiell and Coleman on the payroll of the general fund
and no longer pay them from the Athletic Fund, on Mr. Gorman's
statement that this transfer would take this overdraft.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The next regular meeting is understood to be the Commencement
meeting May 7, though a special meeting may be called if the
Chairman should find it necessary.

                             Silas R. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary