01/31/1942

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

January 31, 1942 



1-31-1942
Volume 5 - Pages 333-340

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      January 31, 1942

Meeting called to order at 9:30 by Chairman Ross.  Present:
Ross, Brown, Olmsted, Williams, Wardin, Gorman and Hartman.

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the minutes:

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

Dr. Hartman announced the gift of $500 for student aid, on Janu-
ary 22, the donor's name to remain anonymous.  The fund is to
be administered by the President as a loan fund at a low rate of
interest.  The Regents expressed their appreciation of this
gift and Mrs. Wardin moved that a letter expressing their grati-
tude be written by the President.

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

Dr. Hartman announced the receipt of securities from the estate
of Mrs. Emma Lee Adams to establish the Jewett W. Adams scholar-
ship at the University of Nevada amounting to about $45,000 with
more to come.

Mr. Gorman read the financial statement of the University from
January 1, 1942 to June 30, 1942.

Mr. Gorman announced completion of the bridge to the new Engi-
neering building at a cost of $5,239.96 (estimated cost, $5,900);
sidewalk to the Engineering building at a cost of $472; changes
in heating plant at cost of $14,674.24 (estimated cost $15,000).
He also announced that the Rickard property has not yet been
purchased since Mrs. Rickard is having difficulty securing an
abstract of title to this property.  When she delivers the deed
to the property to the University, he will pay the $1000 agreed
upon.

Mr. Gorman presented List No. 7, State Funds, Claims No. 120133
to 120160 inclusive for a total of $75,580.96 and List No. 7,
Regents Checks Nos. 12-91 to 12-108 inclusive for a total of
$79,528.22.  State Claim No. 120160 includes a payment for
De Longchamps and O'Brien of $3,360 which is 20% of their total
fee.  They have received to date 80% of their total fee, the
remaining 20% to be paid upon the completion and acceptance of
the Gymnasium building.  Mrs. Wardin moved that these lists be
approved and that the Regents express their appreciation to the
Comptroller for his splendid handling of these funds.

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

Mr. Gorman announced that Mr. S. M. Pickett, member of the Board
of County Commissioners of Washoe County, had sent 50 loads of
sand for the parking lot opposite the Education building at no
cost to the University and that he had expressed the appreciation
of the Board of Regents to Mr. Pickett for this service.

Mr. Gorman requested that the President, Chairman and Comptroller
be granted authority to sell the following United States Securi-
ties to reinvest in State if available or in United State Defense
Bonds Series G:

                                      Par           Present Yield
                                     Value Appraised to Call Date

U. S. Treasury Bonds 2 7/8% 1960-55  8,000  8,836.96  8.760  2.03
U. S. Treasury Bonds 3 1/8% 1952-49  2,000  2,255.00  2,220  1.71
U. S. Treasury Bonds 3 1/4% 1945-43  6,400  6,860.00  6,688   .52
U. S. Treasury Bonds 4 1/4% 1952-47 10,000 11,953.12 11,530  1.45

Dr. Olmsted moved that the Comptroller's request be approved.

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

Mr. Gorman asked that the above-named committee be authorized and
directed to sell any or all of the following securities if they
can be reinvested at a higher rate of interest:

                                             Par   Appraised
                                            Value    Value

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 4% bonds         2,000   2,215.00
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.
    Mtg. 3 1/4% bonds                       2,000   2,190.00
Sacramento School District 5% bonds         1,000   1,193.30
City of Santa Barbara Municipal
    Improvement 5% bonds                    1,000   1,273.30
Southern Pacific Co. Refund Mtg. 4%         1,000     640.00
The Adams-Mc Gill Co. 1st Mtg. 7 1/2%       3,000   no value
Bank of California, N. A. 20 shares         2,000   2,160.00
Pacific Gas & Electric 14 shares              ?       381.50
Idaho Maryland & Mines Corp. 160 shares       ?       920.00

Dr. Olmsted moved that this request be granted.

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

Mr. Gorman announced that enough steel had been secured for the
Gymnasium to continue work until April and read correspondence
concerning request for priority rating on the steel necessary to
finish the building.

Mr. Gorman announced the terms of the Otto Hartung Will and call-
ed to the attention of the Regents the fact that the Odd Fellows
have not complied with these terms and that since the next recip-
ients of the estate, the Reno Board of School Trustees, have
waived their rights in said estate, the University of Nevada, in
accord with the provisions of the Will, is now in line for this
estate.  This matter was taken under consideration; the attorney
for the bonding company holding the bond for the Board of Trust-
ees for this estate, Mr. Merrill, is to be called in later.

Mr. Gorman announced receipt of an assessment notice from the
Grand Deposit Mining Company, some of whose stock is held by the
University as part of the Hunt Foundation.  Mr. Gorman recommend-
ed that the Regents pay the assessment of $25 and then sell the
stock rather than lose the stock by default.  Mrs. Wardin ap-
proved of this recommendation.

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

At this time a committee from the City of Reno interested in
athletic scholarships met with the Board of Regents as follows:
James Bailey, Bill Cashill, Hugo Quilici, Charles Mapes, Joe
Mc Donnell, George Johnson, Harry Frost, James Aiken, Mitchell
Armanko.  They presented their case as follows:

                    BOARD OF ATHLETIC CONTROL
                      UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

    Statement of Problem Facing Athletic Scholarship Committee
                       January 31, 1942

In the Spring of 1939, the Board of Regents, acting upon the rec-
ommendations of the Alumni Investigating Committee, created the
Board of Athletic Control, and delegated certain responsibility
and authority thereto.  At the time the Alumni Investigating Com-
mittee submitted its report, it also recommended the creation of
a Scholarship Committee to supervise and grant athletic scholar-
ships.  The suggestion for a Scholarship Committee was passed on
to the Board of Athletic Control by the Board of Regents without
any recommendation.  In the Summer of 1939, this Scholarship Com-
mittee started to function and has been carrying out its duties
since that time.  Since its creation it has acted in the capacity
of an independent committee and has not been under the supervi-
sion of the Board of Athletic Control, because it was felt then
that the entire set-up would work better if the two were kept
entirely separate.  However, it must not be assumed that the
Board of Athletic Control ignores what the Scholarship Committee
is doing.  On the contrary, the Board of Athletic Control recog-
nizes that this work is not only very important, but very vital
to the Athletic set-up.

The Board of Athletic Control has its problems.  However, to
date, these problems have been met and, while they still exist,
the Athletic Board feels that they can be solved without any
trouble.  The problem facing the Athletic Scholarship Committee
is not quite so simple, nor can it be solved without help from
some source other than the Board of Athletic Control and the
business men of Reno.  It is a financial problem, and as such,
can only be solved by financial means.

The Scholarship Committee receives its income from contributions
made by business men and firms in downtown Reno.  To date, these
contributions have not been sufficient to meet the needs of the
Scholarship Committee.  There is a certain minimum, below which
no program can operate, and the present scholarship program has
been operating at near that minimum, as far as the number of re-
cipients are concerned.  So the problem cannot be solved by
saying that the program can be cut down.  In collecting contri-
butions, there is a certain maximum over which it is impossible
to go.  It is possible at the present time to raise approximately
$4,000 in round figures downtown in the way of contributions.
However, in view of the present situation, it is practically im-
possible to raise any more.  The Athletic Scholarship Committee
needs each year about $7,000 to operate efficiently, and to keep
the number of recipients above the absolute minimum.  This maxi-
mum has been reached with contributions downtown.  Further, it
will not solve the problem by saying the business men should give
more; maybe they should and maybe they shouldn't.  What we must
all face is that they honestly and sincerely feel that they are
giving as much as they can.

The Board of Athletic Control receives its income from student
fees and from gate receipts, guarantees, etc.  Students fees
have been increased from $4.50 to $7.00 and cannot be raised
again.  As regards gate receipts and guarantees, these are rela-
tively fixed within narrow limits.  The Athletic Board, its 1st
year of operation, incurred a deficit of $4,475.44.  The 2nd year
the deficit was $169.08, and this year, even after cutting out
track and all minor sports, faces a deficit as of June 30, 1942
of $973.53.  Obviously, in view of the above figures, the Board
of Athletic Control cannot help out on the problem of the Schol-
arship Committee, except to insist that something is done and
that the problem is met.

In spite of the feeling in some quarters, the Intercollegiate
Athletic Program is an integral part of the University of Nevada,
and you as members of the Board of Regents, and you as Adminis-
trative Officers of the University, should be and must be inter-
ested in the problem.  The problem simply stated is as follows:

1.  The Scholarship Committee needs financial help if the entire
    Intercollegiate Athletic Program is not to break up, as this
    part of the Program is inherently the weakest part.

2.  The Board of Athletic Control does not have the financial
    resources to give any assistance.

3.  The business men of Reno feel that they are doing as much as
    they possibly can.

4.  Some kind of financial assistance must be secured outside of
    the Athletic Board and the business men of Reno.

5.  The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada is the only
    place where additional financial help can be secured.

The amount needed per year in addition to the amount contributed
by the business men of Reno is $3,000.  We are all aware that
the University cannot give tuition scholarships, but we should
like to suggest one way which, in our opinion, is legal, as well
as entirely justifiable.  The Board of Athletic Control purchases
each year about $3,000 worth of equipment for the various sports.
We propose that the Regents turn over to the Athletic Board the
sum of $3,000 for the purchase of said equipment, thus allowing
the Athletic Board to put on a training table at the University
Dining Hall during the football season costing $3,000.  In this
way the Athletic Board would have sufficient funds to solve the
problem of the Athletic Scholarship Committee.

We all realize that the University has been very cooperative with
the Board of Athletic Control and the Scholarship Committee, and
we further realize that the Board of Regents has always shown a
willingness to help out on any problem that has faced the ath-
letic program.  We have hoped from the beginning that it would
never become necessary to make such a request as this to the
Board of Regents, but now that circumstances have forced us to
make it, we feel confident that the Board of Regents will do
their utmost to help us at this time.  Frankly speaking, it
would be a shame to let the present athletic program dissolve,
for the lack of $3,000; and rest assured that if this request
is granted, no request of this nature will be made in the
future.

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Dr. Hartman asked, "This report is not signed; is it official?"
Mr. Frost and Mr. Mc Donnell replied that it was official.  Re-
gents asked for a statement as to the salaries paid the Coaches.
This was given as $3800, $2400, $2200, $400 (Graduate Manager).
Matter taken under advisement; answer to be given later in the
day.

Dr. Hartman presented the resignation of Miss Catherine Austin
as Fellow in the Department of Physical Education for Women,
effective December 15, 1941.  Mrs. Wardin moved acceptance of
this resignation.

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

Dr. Hartman presented for confirmation the appointment of Miss
Shila M. Wiley, B. A., University of New Mexico, 1941, as Fellow
in the Department of Physical Education for Women at a salary
of $375 for the remainder of the academic year.  Dr. Olmsted
moved confirmation of this appointment.

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

Dr. Hartman presented for confirmation the appointment of Mr.
R. M. Oliver, B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of
California, 1938, M. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University
of California, 1940, and Teaching Assistant in the Department
of Engineering, University of California, January 1939 to May
1940, as an Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineer-
ing at a salary of $2100 per year, effective January 1, 1942.
Mr. Williams moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Oliver.

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

Dr. Hartman presented the list of graduates as of December 20,
1941, as follows:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Baker, Earlmond                 Mc Gill, William
        Bawden, Marcelle                Miller, William A.
        Bawden, Sarah                   Pribbernow, Carlyle
        Bull, Clovis                    Ricker, Mada
        Dalzell, Kay                    Taylor, Robert
        Gibbs, Jim                      Vinson, Clyde
        Goodner, Winston                Wallace, Mark
        Little, Grace                   Wilcox, Laird

    Bachelor of Science

        Cardinal, Benjamin              Locke, Charles
        Jensen, Peter                   Walker, Myneer

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADE

        Bawden, Marcelle                Bawden, Sarah

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF GRAMMAR GRADE

        Blankenship, Beatrice B.        Rice, Doris
        Diesener, Emily

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science

        Evans, Durrell S.               Matson, Charles

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Laking, Matthew

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Byington, Russell               Evans, Sumner
        Eastman, Frank                  Kittle, Otis

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of ARts

        Berg, Lucile R.

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of this list.

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

Mr. Merrill, attorney for the bonding company of the Hartung
Estate, was called in at this time.  He explained the provisions
of the Hartung Will, concluding that if the University of Nevada
obtained the remainder of the estate (amounting to approximately
$7,435.99 and the Indart, or Loraine Hotel) the income from
this estate was to be used for one or more scholarships, as the
Regents should consider desirable.  The scholarships are to be
given Industrial students and called the Royal D. Hartung Schol-
arships.  Mrs. Wardin moved that Mr. Merrill be made the repre-
sentative of the Board of Regents in this matter, accompanied by
the Chairman or the Comptroller, if desired, and that Mr. Merrill
should contact the Board of Trustees of the Estate and report, if
possible, to the Regents before the May meeting of the Regents.

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

Dr. Hartman recommended that Latin American students who may come
to the University of Nevada on a Latin American scholarship be
granted free tuition provided their country has a reciprocal
agreement for students from the United States who may desire to
study in the Latin American country, subject to statutory regu-
lations.  Each case is to be considered separately on its merits.
Dr. Hartman also recommended that free tuition be granted to
students of Veterinary Science who may come to the University of
Nevada on a Fellowship given by the American Veterinary Medical
Association, subject also to statutory regulations.  Mrs. Wardin
moved approval of these recommendations.

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

Meeting recessed at 12:00; reconvened at 2:00 P.M.

Dr. Hartman informed the Board that he had granted Dean Thompson
permission to go to Missoula, Montana for approximately a week
to sit as a member of the local Enemy Alien Board at the hearing
to be held there.

Dr. Hartman recommended that free tuition be granted to men from
outside the State who come to the University of Nevada soley to
attend the primary and secondary courses in Civilian Pilot Train-
ing.  Judge Brown moved approval of this recommendation.

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

Dr. Hartman recommended that Summer students registered for the 9
or 10-week session be charged a flat fee of $40 plus laboratory
fees.  Mrs. Wardin moved adoption of this recommendation.

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

Dr. Hartman recommended the reduction to 5 cents per mile in the
allowance made to staff members when traveling on University
business in privately owned cars in accord with the December 12,
1941 letter of H. W. Gilbertson of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture.  Mrs. Wardin moved adoption of this recommendation
to include all staff members.

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

Dr. Hartman recommended that Paul Harwood be granted a leave of
absence from the University, effective January 1, 1942, in order
to serve as an Officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve, the leave to
continue until he is released from active duty.  Mr. Ross moved
approval of this recommendation.

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

Dr. Hartman recommended that Eldon Grafton's leave of absence
be extended until he is released from active duty.  Mr. Ross
moved adoption of this recommendation.

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

Irving J. Sandorf's letter requesting a leave of absence was read
by the Regents.  Mrs. Wardin moved that Mr. Sandorf be granted a
leave of absence, effective January 29, 1942, in order to serve
as an Officer in the Naval Reserve, leave to continue until he
is released from active duty.

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

Dr. Hartman recommended that an adjustment be made in Mr.
Friedhoff's salary since the Engineering building, the Hospital
and the Heating Plant repairs have been completed and the Gym-
nasium alone remains.  Dr. Olmsted moved that Mr. Friedhoff's
salary should be $350 per month for supervision of the Gymnasium
beginning February 1, 1942.

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

The State Auditor's report on the accounts of the Comptroller's
office for the period beginning January 1, 1941 and closing
December 31, 1941 was examined by the Regents.  Mr. Ross moved
that this report be accepted and filed.

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

Dr. Hartman presented the Frazer statement to Comptroller Gorman
covering the income for December 1941 from the rents of the Clay-
Peters building in Reno; also a statement of the expenditures for
the Clay-Peters building for the period from December 1, 1940 to
November 30, 1941.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the Regents receive
these reports and that Mr. Gorman be instructed to attend the
next stockholders meeting and report on it to the Regents.

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

Dr. Hartman presented the agreement between Washoe County and the
City of Reno in favor of the State of Nevada and the University
of Nevada covering a strip of land 70 feet wide extending from
Valley Road to Alameda Avenue, lying immediately north of the
north City Limits of the City of Reno.  This strip of land is to
be used for street purposes.  Mr. Ross moved that the agreement
be received and made a part of the records of the Board.

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

    THIS AGREEMENT made this 29th day of October, 1941, by the
    COUNTY OF WASHOE, a political subdivision, and the CITY OF
    RENO, a municipal corporation, First Parties, and in favor
    of the STATE OF NEVADA and the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, Second
    Parties:

                      W I T N E S S E T H

    In consideration of the sum of $1.00 lawful money of the
    United States of America to them paid by the Second Parties
    and in consideration of the dedication to public use for
    street purposes by Second Parties of a strip of land 70
    feet in width extending from Valley Road to Alameda Avenue
    and lying immediately north of the north City Limits of the
    City of Reno, the southern boundary of the said strip of
    land being the north City Limits of the City of Reno, First
    Parties agree as follows:  (1)  That they will maintain in
    a good state of repair the fence now standing along the north
    boundary of the University of Nevada Experimental Farm and
    between Valley Road and Alameda Avenue.  (2)  That in the
    event that curbs, gutters or sidewalks should hereafter be
    constructed along said street or in the event said street
    should hereafter be paved that Second Parties shall not be
    assessed for the cost of the same nor shall Second Parties
    be liable or responsible for the cost or expense thereof.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF First Parties have caused these presents
    to be duly executed the day and year first above written.

                       COUNTY OF WASHOE, a political subdivision,

                   /s/ Jas. G. Peckham
                   /s/ Carl Shelly
                   /s/ S. M. Pickett
                       Board of County Commissioners

                       CITY OF RENO, a municipal corporation,

                   /s/ August C. Frohlich, Major
                   /s/ J. B. Reese, City Clerk

    ATTEST:  E. H. Beemer
             Clerk

Dr. Hartman presented the report of the committee appointed to
study plans for a Summer Session which is deemed necessary to
meet the needs of students who soon may be called into military
service of the nation.  Mr. Ross moved that this report be ap-
proved and that Dr. Hartman be given authority to determine
whether or not these courses be given.

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

The President read letters from Mr. and Mrs. Corse and Mrs.
Emmett Boyle concerning the Emma Lee Adams bequest.  This matter
was settled prior to the Regents meeting by the executors of the
estate.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Dr. Vinton Muller concerning the
date of completion of the Gymnasium and asking if it would be
available for use by hospital patients in the event of evacua-
tion of Coastal towns.  Mr. Ross stated that it should be the
policy of the Board to hold the University plant available for
Federal requests.

Dr. Hartman read Dean Wood's letter concerning the Athletic
Sholarship Committee.  Mr. Ross moved that a letter of appreci-
ation should be written to Dean Wood for his letter.

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

Dr. Hartman read Harry Frost's letter to Mr. Ross, dated January
6, 1941, Dr. Hartman's letter to Mr. Frost, dated February 2,
1941 and Dr. Hartman's letter to Mr. Warren Richardson dated
February 2, 1941.

After extended discussion Mr. Ross moved that the Board of Re-
gents appropriate the sum of $2400 to apply on the salary of a
Coach hired by the Athletic Board of Control for the year 1942-
43 from July 1, 1942 to June 30, 1943.

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

Dr. Hartman presented a letter from Joe Mc Donnell to Mr. Gorman
asking that the transportation expenses of Miss Ruth Russell to
Boston as Faculty Supervisor of a W. A. A. group be provided by
the University.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the expenses of Miss
Russell should be paid by the Board of Regents in this particular
case.  It is understood that the expenses of this trip will not
exceed $137.

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

Mrs. Wardin moved that the matter of the disposition of the re-
maining copies of the 50th Anniversary Bulletins, bound and un-
bound, be left in the hands of the President.

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

Dr. Hartman announced that he had granted permission to a group
of students to erect an ornamental fence around the "Washington"
Elm on the Campus.  Mr. Ross suggested that if there are any
exercises connected with the erection of this fence the local
order of Elks should be invited to attend since they donated the
Elm to the University.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 P.M. with the understanding that the
next meeting is to be held on May 9 or subject to the call of
the Chair.