UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 31, 1957

Volume 7 - Pages 303-304

                      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.

Momand Estate

    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.

Budget Meeting

    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.

                             L. Lombardi
                             Alice Terry