January 31, 1957
Volume 7 - Pages 303-304
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
January 31, 1957
The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met at the River-
side Hotel for a luncheon meeting on Thursday, January 31, 1957.
Present: Regents Thompson, Hardy, Anderson and Lombardi; Comp-
troller Hayden and President Stout. Academic Vice President Wood
and Engineer Poolman were present for discussion of budget mat-
ters in their areas of work. Vice Chairman Lombardi called the
meeting to order at 12:10 P.M.
The Regents, in meeting of April 26, 1956, received a letter
from Attorney Robert Adams, representing the estate in
Nevada, suggesting that the University be represented by
legal counsel in the court hearings on the Estate of Agnes
Barringere Momand. The matter was referred to the Attorney
General, who had opportunity to be in New York and look into
the situation. Upon his return, Mr. Dickerson advised that
the University should be represented at the hearings, and
that he had contacted the New York firm of Breed, Abbot &
Morgan in this regard.
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that, in accord with
the advice of the Attorney General, the firm of Breed, Abbot
& Morgan, Attorneys, be authorized to appear for the Univer-
sity and to file a notice of appearance in the Estate of
Agnes Barringere Momand.
Hayden Ellicott Estate
As authorized by the Board of Regents in meeting of June 4,
1955, Attorney Henry Clausen of San Francisco continued to
represent the University of Nevada in estate matters of
Hayden Ellicott. In letter of January 4, 1957, Mr. Clausen
reported that a concrete offer has been made by the con-
testant to the Will in which the decedent's sister agrees
to settle for $500. He further reported that there would
remain the problem of working out a compromise, due to
ambiguity in the Will. The letter from Mr. Claussen and
all previous correspondence was referred to Attorney General
Dickerson, who advised that Mr. Clausen should be authorized
to proceed as stated above.
Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the Secre-
tary notify Mr. Clausen that the Board of Regents authorizes
him to continue his representation of the University in the
Hayden Ellicott Estate proceedings, and to make settlement
on above terms, if he deems it advisable.
It was agreed by consensus that the Regents and members of
the Administration meet with the Legislative Finance Com-
mittee and the Ways and Means Committee to discuss the Uni-
versity budget, with the intent of having restored the cuts
recommended by the Governor.
The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.