02/01/1958

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 1-2, 1958




02-01-1958
Volume 7 - Pages 412-424

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      February 1, 1958

The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada met on Saturday,
February 1, 1958 in the Las Vegas Campus building.  Present:
Regents Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant, Hardy,
Lombardi, Sawyer, Thompson; Comptroller Hayden, Engineer Pool-
man and Acting President Wood.  The meeting was called to order
at 9:30 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

Reporters Ed Oncken, Bryn Armstrong, Bob Faiss and Robert Laxalt
covered the meeting.  Mr. Robert Tyler and Mrs. Leola Wohlfeil
were present from the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the minutes of the meeting of January 4,
     1958 be approved.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Mr. Hayden presented the claims for January 1958 as follows:

         Regents Checks numbers 78-147 to 78-168 inclusive for a
         total of $367,258.32.

         State Claims numbers 78-68 to 78-79 inclusive for a
         total of $227,561.08.

     Motion by Mr. Bastian, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
     unanimously that the claims be approved.

 3.  Gifts

     Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
     sented for acceptance by the Board, as follows:

     Miscellaneous Gifts

     a)  From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada -
         $150,000 as the December and final payment on the grant
         voted by the Trustees for the University Building Pro-
         gram.

     b)  From Arthur E. Orvis - $20,000 for the Orvis School of
         Nursing.

     c)  From Mrs. Frank Payne - $300 towards the expenses of
         "The Messiah".

     d)  From Silas E. Ross, Jr. and Emily Ross Baxter - more
         than 500 volumes from the library of their grandparents,
         Trenmor and Marie L. Coffin, in memory of their mother,
         Emily Coffin Ross.

     e)  From William G. Platt - a collection of books and
         journals on Agricultural research.

     f)  From George Tyson - 60 shares Radio Corporation of
         America stock (approximate value $2000) to be divided
         between the Perle Mesta Scholarship Fund and the
         Marguerite S. Tyson Scholarship in Agriculture.

     g)  From Standard Oil Company - $600 to establish 2 scholar-
         ships of $300 each for the 1985-59 school year.  The
         committees selecting the award winners are appointed by
         the 4-H Clubs.  Those selected must be either seniors
         in high school or have graduated one year prior to their
         application.  The following points are stressed in se-
         lecting the scholarship recipients:  Character, Leader-
         ship, Financial Need, Scholarship, 4-H Activities.

     Research Grants as follows:

     a)  From Research Corporation, New York - $1900 as a grant
         of Frederick Gardner Cottrell for support of a research
         program by Dr. Kenneth C. Kemp of the Chemistry Depart-
         ment on "The Kinetics of the Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis
         of Some Amino Esters".

     b)  From Draper Research - $12,000 as a grant for support
         of a research program by Dr. Wilbur Shepperson of the
         Department of History and Political Science on "British
         Immigration to North America".

     c)  From Curtiss-Wright Corporation - $2083 for the first
         month's work on the research project for that firm.

     Payment on Existing Scholarship as follows:

     a)  From B. E. O'Malia of Hawthorne - $500 for the El
         Capitan Scholarship Fund.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the gifts be accepted, and that an ap-
     propriate letter of thanks be sent to the donors.

 4.  Personnel Recommendations

     Personnel recommendations were presented and discussed by
     Acting President Wood, as follows:

     NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION

     Appointments as follows:

         Jacob S. Orleans as Lecturer in Psychology for the
         Spring semester 1958 at a salary rate of $6000 based
         on 10 months service (new position).

         Robert Boos as Lecturer in Political Science in the
         Evening Division for the Spring semester 1958, at a
         salary of $337.50.

         Mary C. Johnson as Lecturer in Elementary Education
         in the Evening Division for the Spring semester 1958,
         at a salary of $337.50.

     Reappointment in the Evening Division, for the Spring semes-
     ter 1958 as follows:

         Paul Arenaz as Lecturer in Spanish - $562.50
         Howard Babcock as Lecturer in Business Administration -
             $337.50
         Lauren Brink as Lecturer in Speech - $225
         Eleanore Bushnell as Lecturer in Political Science -
             $337.50
         Howard Chase as Lecturer in Music - $337.50
         Ben Chichester as Lecturer in Botany - $450
         Harvey Dondero as Lecturer in Secondary Education -
             $337.50
         Ray Germain as Lecturer in Journalism - $525
         Mamie Hanrahan as Lecturer in Elementary Education -
             $337.50
         George Harris as Lecturer in School Administration -
             $225
         Jay Jeffers as Lecturer in Geology and Geography - $675
         Irving Katz as Lecturer in Psychology - $337.50
         Benjamin Kump as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering -
             $450
         Irving Lazar as Lecturer in Psychology - $225
         Donald R. O'Connor as Lecturer in Philosophy & Sociology
             - $562.50
         Lee Pivornick as Lecturer in French - $1080
         Charles Ross as Lecturer in Art - $525

     COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

     Appointments as follows:

         Lyster Keith Miller as Graduate Assistant in Biology
         at a stipend of $1 for the Spring semester 1958 (new
         position).

         William H. Dennett as Graduate Assistant in Physics at
         a salary of $300 for the Spring semester 1958 (to al-
         leviate the heavy teaching load, due to unfilled posi-
         tion).

     Reappointment as follows:

         James C. Negley as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a
         stipend of $1 for the Spring semester 1958.

         Donald Dukes Marshall as Graduate Fellow in Chemistry
         at a salary of $750 for the Spring semester 1958.

     COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

     Appointment as follows:

         Harvey Hallenbeck, Jr. as Assistant Director in the
         Bureau of Business and Economic Research effective
         February 1, 1958 at a salary rate of $7500 per year
         based on 12 months service (new position).

     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

     Appointments as follows:

         Mary W. Clarke as Technical Assistant in the Office of
         the Academic Vice President, at a salary rate of $4000
         per year based on 12 months service (new position).

         Helen M. Lovestedt as Technical Assistant in the Office
         of the Evening Division, Off-Campus, and Correspondence
         Programs, effective January 1, 1958 at a salary of $4000
         per year based on 12 months service (replacement for
         Francis O'Leary, resigned).

         Samuel N. Jacobs as Lecturer in Psychology in the Eve-
         ning Division (Elko) at a salary of $225 for the Spring
         semester 1958.

     NEWS SERVICE

     Appointment as follows:

         Beryl J. Anderson as Technical Assistant in News Service
         effective February 1, 1958 at a salary rate of $4400 per
         year based on 12 months service (replacement for Rose-
         mary Girolamo, resigned).

     FOOD & DRUG CONTROL

     Change in Status as follows:

         James L. Trimbell from temporary Water Chemist to Chem-
         ist, effective December 1, 1957 at a salary rate of
         $4800 per year based on 12 months service (new posi-
         tion).

     ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING

     Appointment as follows:

         Mrs. Dorothy Jane Button as Instructor in Nursing, ef-
         fective February 1, 1958, at a salary rate of $5000 per
         year based on 10 months of service (new position).

     Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
     unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.

     Dr. Wood presented the resignation of Mr. Robert Poolman as
     University Engineer, effective February 28, 1958, and recom-
     mended acceptance, with a great deal of regret.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
     unanimously that the resignation be accepted, with regret
     of the Board.  Regent Thompson spoke of the unusually com-
     petent job performed by Mr. Poolman.

     Mr. Poolman thanked the Board for the opportunity to work
     in the direction of increasing the University plant.

 5.  College of Agriculture

     Mr. Hayden reported that appraisals have now been received
     from Drury and Von Tobel of Las Vegas and from W. A. Mc Neil
     of Reno on the Ladino Dairy.

     Advisory Committee - Dr. Wood presented the list of proposed
     members for an Advisory Committee for the Max C. Fleischmann
     College of Agriculture and for the Sarah Hamilton Fleisch-
     mann School of Home Economics, submitted to him by Dean
     Adams.  Dr. Wood requested authority to extend invitations
     to these individuals to serve in an advisory capacity to
     him and through him the Board of Regents.

               Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture

         Mr. Grant T. Anderson - Dairyman; Past President, Nevada
         Association of Soil Conservation Districts; Fernley,
         Nevada

         Mr. Cyril O. Bastian, Dairyman; Rancher; Member, Board
         of Regents; Caliente, Nevada

         Mr. Eyer H. Boies, Rancher; President, Northeast Elko
         Soil Conservation District; Member, Board of Directors,
         Nevada Association of Soil Conservation Districts;
         Contact, Nevada

         Mr. Elmer Bowman, Dairyman; Rancher; Cotton Farmer;
         Member, Nevada Dairy Commission; Pahrump Valley, Nevada

         Mr. Roy Brown, President, Nevada Cattlemen's Associa-
         tion; Rancher; Fallon, Nevada

         Mr. Carl Dodge, Rancher and Business Man; Fallon, Nevada

         Mr. Norman Glazer, Rancher; Vice President, Nevada Farm
         Bureau Federation; Halleck, Nevada

         Mr. Ray Knisley, Rancher; Member, Board of Directors,
         Nevada Cattlemen's Association; Lovelock, Nevada

         Mr. Karl Marshall, Chairman State ASC Committee; Farmer;
         Logandale, Nevada

         Mr. Verne Metcalf, Secretary-Treasurer, Nevada Livestock
         Production Association; 140 North Virginia Street, Reno,
         Nevada

         Mr. Burt Robinson (H.), Sheepman; Rancher, Past Presi-
         dent, Nevada Woolgrowers; Ely, Nevada

         Mr. Fred H. Settelmeyer, Rancher; President Pro Tempore
         of Senate, 1955 Legislature (Nevada); Gardnerville,
         Nevada

         Mr. Fred Strosnider, Rancher; Member, National Advisory
         Committee, Bureau of Land Management; Yerington, Nevada

         Mr. Joe Williams, Executive Secretary, Nevada Farm
         Bureau Federation; 575 Mill Street, Reno, Nevada

           Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics

         Mrs. Genevieve Pieretti, State Supervisor of Home
         Economics Education; Carson City, Nevada

         Miss Margaret Griffin, State Supervisor School Lunch
         and Vice President; Carson City, Nevada

         Miss Marjorie Timko, Dietitian, Veteran's Hospital;
         1000 Locust Street, Reno, Nevada

         Mrs. Alice Cooper, Cooperating Teacher in Home Eco-
         nomics Education and Alumna School of Home Economics,
         Yerington High School; Yerington, Nevada (University
         of Nevada)

         Mrs. Roberta Aiazzi, High School Homemaking Teacher;
         Homemaker; 1654 Peavine Road, Reno, Nevada

         Mrs. Marjorie Mortensen, Secretary, Western Branch
         Home Economics Association; Homemaker; Alumna School
         of Home Economics, University of Nevada; Lovelock High
         School; Lovelock, Nevada

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-
     mously that these persons be approved for membership on the
     Advisory Committees as indicated and that Dr. Wood be au-
     thorized to extend invitations to them.

     Farm Appraisal - Dr. Wood recommended that the appraisal of
     the Experimental Dairy Farm (Ladino Dairy) be referred to
     Dean Adams for review and study, and for submission to the
     Advisory Committee for the College of Agriculture for study
     and advice.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the appraisal report be so referred, and
     that the Advisory Committee be asked to study and advise
     on the function of the University Farm, and on the transfer
     of activities from the Ladino Dairy in the event the Farm
     is sold.

 6.  North Virginia Street Property

     Mr. Hayden read the following letter:

                                            January 10, 1958

         Board of Regents
         University of Nevada
         Reno, Nevada

         Attention:  Mr. P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

         Dear Sirs:

         In connection with an appraisal letter sent to you
         recently concerning property owned by S. J. Nielsen,
         it is now the understanding that if you were to include
         an additional triangle on the westerly line of the
         property, the price should be increased to $5830.80.

         Including the above triangle the total area would be
         36,329. sq. ft. at .1605 per sq. ft., making a total
         of $5830.80.  Our original figure was 35,029 sq. ft.
         at .1605 per sq. ft., or $5625.00.

         It is recommended that an exact survey determining the
         location of the present sewer main be made, since Mr.
         Nielsen appears to attach great importance to his ac-
         cess to this line, and it could be the basis for the
         future property line.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ W. A. Mc Neil
                         /s/ Thomas P. Mc Keown
                         /s/ D. E. Mattson

     Motion was made by Dr. Lombardi and seconded by Mr. Hardy
     that the Comptroller be authorized to proceed with negotia-
     tions on the basis of the appraisal, as reported.

     The motion was amended by Dr. Anderson to add that the
     seller be requested to provide adequate survey of the
     property and of the sewer line at his own expense.  Dr.
     Lombardi and Mr. Hardy accepted the amendment, and the
     amended motion, which follows, carried with the following
     vote:

         "Aye" - Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant,
                 Hardy, Lombardi

         "No " - Sawyer, Thompson

     Motion:  that the Comptroller be authorized to proceed with
     negotiations on the basis of the appraisal, as reported,
     and that the seller be requested to provide adequate survey
     of the property and of the sewer line at his own expense.

     Other property which adjoins the University Campus on North
     Virginia Street and which is desired by the University was
     discussed.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the remainder of the privately owned
     property on North Virginia Street which protrudes into
     the Campus, be appraised in such manner as Comptroller
     Hayden and the University Engineer may advise, for the
     purpose of presenting a request for purchase of the prop-
     erty to the Legislature.

 7.  Urban Renewal Agency - Married Housing Project

     Mr. Poolman reported on a conference which he attended with
     the Urban Renewal Agency regarding future disposition of
     the Highland Terrace Housing Project, in keeping with ac-
     tion of the Board of Regents at the meeting on January 4,
     1958.  Another meeting has been called by the Urban Renewal
     Agency for February 11, and the University has been invited
     to be represented.  Because the extension of Ninth Street
     across the University Experimental (Valley) Farm is to be
     included in the discussion on February 11, it was agreed
     that the College of Agriculture be represented.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that a committee composed of Chairman Grant,
     Engineer Poolman and Dean Adams, with Mr. Fleming as con-
     sultant, represent the University at the meeting called
     by the Urban Renewal Agency for February 11, 1958.

 8.  Manzanita Hall

     Mr. Poolman read a letter from the State Planning Board
     informing the University that the 3rd floor of Manzanita
     Hall is now completed, that the work has been performed
     according to specifications, and therefore, the Planning
     Board requests that the University accept the work.  Mr.
     Poolman reported that the Office of the Engineer has
     checked the work and recommends that the project be ac-
     cepted.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Bastian, carried
     unanimously that, upon recommendation of Mr. Poolman and
     in accord with the Planning Board request, the Board of
     Regents accepts the 3rd floor of Manzanita Hall.

 9.  Ditches

     The following items were presented:

     a)  Orr Ditch - Mr. Poolman presented a letter from the Orr
         Ditch Company requesting permission from the University
         to re-route a portion of the Orr Ditch on the Campus,
         at no cost to the University.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
         unanimously that the request to change the alignment
         of the Orr Ditch on University property be approved,
         contingent upon re-seeding and landscaping by the Ditch
         Company, in accord with overall University plans.

     b)  Block N Ditch - Mr. Poolman discussed the legislative
         provision for siphoning the Block N Ditch, stating that
         a sum was allotted to pay 1/2 the cost of siphoning pro-
         vided there were matching funds from another source.
         $25,000 is now in the hands of the State Planning Board
         for the project.

     c)  Danger of open ditches was discussed and means of elim-
         inating or lessening the danger.

         Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
         unanimously that the University Engineer study and ad-
         vise as to the approximate cost of covering the ditches
         and taking other necessary safety precautions.

     The Chairman designated the 3 members of the Regents Build-
     ing Committee - Anderson, Bastian, Thompson - to represent
     the University in meetings with the State Planning Board and
     at other meetings relating to the ditches on the Campus.

The Board recessed at 12:05 noon for luncheon.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 2:20 P.M. by the
Chairman.

10.  Bonding Firm

     Mr. Poolman reported on correspondence between Mr. Dunseath,
     Deputy Attorney General, and the bonding firm of Dawson,
     Nagel, Sherman & Howard, regarding employment of that firm
     to supply services which would include the entire prepara-
     tion of the necessary procedure for issuance and sale of
     the bonds for the University's revenue bond projects.  The
     firm quoted a price of approximately $1800.

     Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
     unanimously that, if and when the loan is approved by the
     Home and Housing Finance Agency, the Attorney General's
     office be authorized to employ the firm of Dawson, Nagel,
     Sherman & Howard, on the above basis, when it is appro-
     priate.

11.  Library Furniture - Fleischmann Building

     Bids were opened in the President's office, University of
     Nevada, on Wednesday, January 22, 1958 at 4 P.M. for
     Library Furniture in the Max C. Fleischmann College of
     Agriculture Building.  Notice had duly appeared in local
     papers.  Present:  Acting President Wood, Comptroller
     Hayden, Assistant Engineer Rogers and 3 members of bidding
     firms.

     Dr. Wood opened the bids as follows:

     Morrill & Machabee - accompanied by bid bond

         Nos. 1-4                           $ 7,683.98
         No.  5                               1,772.40
         No.  6                               1,914.64
         No.  7                                 469.40
         No.  8                                 375.31
         No.  9                               3,563.52
         No. 10                                 422.50
         No. 11                                 419.64
         No. 12                                  20.99
         No. 13                                 655.34
         No. 14                                  57.98

         Overall Bid                        $17,355.70

     Fink & Shindler - accompanied by bid bond

         Nos. 1-4                           $ 5,578.00
         Nos. 5-14                            7,229.00

         Overall Bid                        $12,807.00

     Sarret Office Equipment - accompanied by bid bond

         Nos. 1-4                           $   no bid
         No.  5                                 909.30
         No.  6                                 979.30
         No.  7                                 129.90
         No.  8                                 124.95
         No.  9                               1,348.50
         No. 10                                 358.00
         No. 11                                 334.20
         No. 12                                  17.50
         No. 13                                 505.00
         No. 14                                  33.90

         Overall Bid                        $ 4,740.55

     Armanko Office Supply Company - accompanied by cashiers
     check

         No.  1                             $ 3,851.19
         No.  2                               1,370.82
         No.  3                               1,175.64
         No.  4                                 599.90
         No.  5                               1,221.50
         No.  6                                 966.42
         No.  7                                 154.50
         No.  8                                 150.05
         No.  9                               2,070.60
         No. 10                                 621.64
         No. 11                                 391.92
         No. 12                                  21.05
         No. 13                                 474.40
         No. 14                                  32.18

         Overall Bid                        $13,101.81

     Educators Furniture and Supply Company - accompanied by
     certified check and personal money order

         No.  5                             $ 1,036.56
         No.  9                               3,533.94

         Alternate to
         No.  9                             $ 1,261.30

     The bids were referred to the Dean of Agriculture and the
     University Engineer for study and recommendation.

     Recommendation:  Items 1-4 are for steel shelving and Items
     5-14 are for items of wood material.  Since the Armanko
     Office Supply Company bid complies with all specifications
     stated in the bid form, and is the low bid for items grouped
     Nos. 1-4, it is recommended that the bid be awarded to
     Armanko office Supply Company in the amount of $3,851.19.
     It is further recommended that the bid for Item Nos. 5-14
     not be awarded at this time in order to check these items
     with Librarian Hill, who is out of the State at the present
     time.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                         /s/ Robert C. Poolman
                             University Engineer

     Approved:

       /s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
           J. E. Adams, Dean, College of Agriculture
           William R. Wood, Acting President

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
     unanimously that the bid for Item Nos. 1-4 be awarded to
     Armanko Office Supply Company, in accord with the recom-
     mendation.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the Administration be authorized, upon
     consultation with Mr. Hill, to accept the lowest qualified
     bid on Item Nos. 5-14.

12.  Las Vegas Building Program

     Present for this item of business and also for Item 13 were
     Harley Harmon, Chairman, and George Albright, Member of the
     Clark County Board of Commissioners; George Monahan, County
     Engineer; Walter Zick, Architect; George Bissell, Manager,
     and Fred Gibbon, Member of the State Planning Board.

     a)  Las Vegas Education Building - Mr. Zick displayed work-
         ing drawings of the proposed building for the Nevada
         Southern Campus.  The plans included provision for a
         septic tank, looking to the eventual extension of the
         Clark County Sanitation District, at which time the
         University would tie in with that system.  Mr. Harmon
         explained that the Board of Commissioners has no au-
         thority as to the Sanitation District, and that the
         Sanitation District has no funds to advance the project.
         Means of finance were discussed, but no feasible plan
         of procedure was found.

     b)  Campus Site - Mr. Monahan presented maps showing the
         Mc Carran Field activities.  These maps showed that a
         small corner of the Campus was near the flight pattern,
         but that at this point a structure as high as 254 feet
         could be built under existing safety restrictions.

13.  Reno Building Program

     Items were presented as follows:

     a)  Master Planning of the Campus in Reno was discussed.
         Mr. Bissell reported that he had checked with the
         Highway Department and that their aerial mapping of
         Highway 395 included only a very small portion of the
         Campus.  More aerial mapping is planned, and the pic-
         tures will be made available to the Planning Board if
         they encompass the Campus.

     b)  Food and Drugs Quarters - Mr. Bissell reported on his
         work with this agency; that it is possible that a
         building such as is desired can be built by private
         individuals and leased to the Food and Drug Depart-
         ment.

Mr. Grant thanked the representatives from State and County
agencies for their presence and their help.

14.  Report of the Problem on Student Employment and Placement

     Dean Basta discussed the report which had been distributed
     to the Regents at the meeting on January 4, 1958.  He then
     presented the recommendations contained in the report as
     follows:

                          RECOMMENDATIONS

         The Committee on Student Employment and Placement,
         after deliberating on various problems pertaining to
         student employment, salary and wage scales, alumni
         relationships to student employment, adjusting of
         class schedules and feasibility of creating a perma-
         nent Student Employment Office, makes the following
         recommendations:

         1.  All Departments could use more student help.
             Budgets should be increased to provide more stu-
             dent help.  Such funds should be available for
             specialized, skilled and unskilled student labor.

         2.  Buildings and Grounds and Physical Education De-
             partments

             A survey revealed that few students were employed
             by either the Department of Buildings and Grounds
             or the Physical Education Department.  It is the
             expressed opinion of the Committee that serious
             consideration should be given to the feasibility
             of employing more students in the Buildings and
             Grounds and Physical Education Departments or
             other areas where labor is often needed.

         3.  Salary and Wage Scales

             It is the opinion of the Committee that a minimum
             wage should be approximately $1.25 per hour to
             $1.75 per hour, depending upon the skill required
             and based upon prevailing wages paid in similar
             positions.  It is further recommended that this
             wage scale be implemented as soon as feasible.

         4.  It is recommended that there be no change in class
             schedules at the present time.

         5.  Creating a Permanent Student Placement Office

             It is unanimously recommended by this Committee,
             supplemented by the opinions of alumni, students,
             faculty and other interested persons, that a
             permanent Student Placement Office be created as
             soon as budgetary considerations will allow.  It
             is futher recommended that in the event a permanent
             placement office is not immediately established,
             a Senior Clerk-Stenographer be assigned to the
             Office of Student Affairs during the interim to
             assist that office in finding jobs on a part-time
             basis for needy students.

         6.  The Committee recommends that further use be made
             of the Student Loan fund in supplementing the job
             program.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the entire report be accepted, that a note
     of appreciation be sent to the Committee for the fine job
     it has done, and that as soon as funds are available, a
     position as recommended in Item #5 be established.

15.  Mackay Statue

     Report by Dean Basta was that he is working with the stu-
     dents to promote greater loyalty on the part of the student
     body toward the Mackay Statue.  A more formal report is
     being prepared.

16.  Report of the Committee on Personnel Policy and Procedure

     A progress report on this topic was presented to the Re-
     gents at the meeting of January 4, 1958.  The present re-
     port has been revised by the Committee representing all
     Colleges of the University, and approved as an interim
     statement by the Faculty Forum.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
     unanimously that a committee be appointed to review the
     report with Dr. Wood, and to notify the other Regents of
     the sections which are new, together with recommendations
     to the Board.

     Chairman Grant appointed Regents Hardy, Anderson, Thompson
     and Lombardi to form such a committee, with Mr. Hardy as
     Chairman.

17.  Food and Drug Department

     Dr. Wood discussed the composition of a committee authorized
     by the Board of Regents in the December meeting to make a
     thorough examination of this public service agency.  Pro-
     posed membership of the committee was discussed further at
     the January meeting with the consensus of opinion that a
     broader committee than originally planned might be desir-
     able.  Dr. Wood suggested that the committee contain repre-
     sentatives of the University faculty, the Regents, the State
     Personnel Office and the local Retain Oil Distributors, and
     recommended for consideration the following individuals:
     Dean Sheid, Dean Moore, Mr. Bastian, Mr. Worth Mc Clure,
     Mr. Wayne Hinkley.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried unani-
     mously that the action of the meeting of December 4, 1957,
     setting up a faculty committee to examine the Food and
     Drug Department, be rescinded.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
     unanimously that the committee be broadened as proposed by
     Dr. Wood, and that he be authorized to invite those in-
     dividuals recommended by him (above) to serve.

     It was agreed by consensus that other persons be invited to
     serve as consultants as the need arose, and that the office
     of the Attorney General be asked to have someone available
     upon request.

18.  Kendall Request

     Dr. Wood presented a request from A. L. Kendall that certain
     articles which his father had presented to the Mackay Museum
     in 1929 be returned to him on the basis of his understanding
     that the articles were not given outright, but on a loan
     basis, to the Mackay School of Mines.  Dr. Wood suggested
     that a study be made including a search of records, prior
     to action on this matter.

     Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-
     mously that action be postponed awaiting further report from
     the Administration of the University.

19.  Report on Statewide Development of Higher Education

     Regents Elwell, Grant, Broadbent and Sawyer, as a Committee
     of the Board of Regents to Study the Statewide Development
     Program of the University, presented their report.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried
     unanimously that the report be accepted with thanks and
     that it be referred to the Acting President for further
     study.

20.  Student Exchange Program

     Dr. Wood reported that the request of the Board of Regents
     for study and consideration of extension of the Student
     Exchange Program was referred to the faculty committee on
     Foreign Students and Visitors, and the situation has been
     studied by a sub-committee under the Chairmanship of Mr.
     Roberts.  The complexity of the Foreign Exchange Student
     Program is such that further study and investigation is
     needed, as well as further check with the Attorney General
     on legality of scholarship and tuition aid.

21.  Revenue Bond Building Projects

     Mr. Poolman reported that the Home and Housing Finance
     Agency is studying the University's application for loan.
     He discussed pledging of income from operations, and sug-
     gested that, in order to expedite the loan applications,
     provision be made to pledge gross income from new facili-
     ties, if that procedure is preferred by the Home and Housing
     Finance Agency.

     Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the Attorney General be requested to pre-
     pare a resolution, if desired by the Home and Housing Fi-
     nance Agency, that, instead of pledging net income from
     existing facilities, the University pledge gross income
     on the new facilities, and operate the new units from in-
     come from existing facilities.

     Mr. Poolman discussed the debt service fund which the Uni-
     versity will be required to set up, equal to 2 years of
     the debt service, or approximately $88,000.

22.  Bassett Request

     Dr. Wood presented the request of Dr. Lucy W. Bassett of
     Nevada Southern Division for assistance to enable her to
     attend the Sixth International Congresses on Tropical
     Medicine and Malaria to be held in Lisbon under the aus-
     pices of the Portuguese Government, September 5-13, 1958.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried
     unanimously that the Administration be authorized to make
     a loan to Dr. Bassett not to exceed $1000 to be repaid in
     installments agreeable to her, over a period not to exceed
     5 years.

23.  Report of Advisory Committee for Selection of a President

     Dr. Charles Seufferle, Chairman of the Advisory Committee
     for Selection of a President, had sent a prepared progress
     report for the information of the Board.  Two meetings have
     been held by the Faculty Committee, and two meetings by the
     Deans Committee.  Dean Blodgett was elected Chairman of the
     Deans Committee to replace Dr. Wood who voluntarily re-
     linquished the post.  The Advisory Committee met twice; one
     meeting was attended by Regent Anderson and the other meet-
     ing by Regent Thompson.

     Dr. Seufferle's report included the following recommenda-
     tions:

     A.  Two members of these Committees (Carlson and Dickinson)
         live in Las Vegas.  Their presence at Committee meetings
         is essential.  Will the Board make sufficient funds
         available for their transportation?

     B.  The Committees propose that files on candidates who
         have been eliminated from further consideration be for-
         warded to the Board of Regents (or a Committee of the
         Board) as soon as possible in order for the Board to
         make proper disposition.

     C.  The Advisory Committee suggests that a slightly dif-
         ferent procedure be used for candidates currently mem-
         bers of the University of Nevada.  It suggests that it
         gather pertinent information on these candidates in the
         usual manner, but that evaluation of these candidates
         be made by the Board.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that $500 be transferred from the General Travel
     Fund to be drawn upon the representatives from Las Vegas
     to these Committee meetings, and that the Acting President
     request from the Governor a transfer of appropriate funds
     to the Regents Travel Fund.  It was agreed that, after pay-
     ment of travel claims to members of the Committee for
     Selection of a President, should any funds remain from the
     $500, it would be used to reimburse the Nevada Southern
     Travel Fund for expenses of its members to the Reno Campus
     for other committee meetings.

     It was agreed that the full Board would go through the
     papers of candidates who are recommended for elimination
     just prior to the next meeting of the Board of Regents.

24.  Building Names

     Dr. Anderson proposed that a distinguished past member of
     the University faculty, Dr. Church, and a former President
     of the University, Dr. Clark, be honored by having build-
     ings named for them.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the new Fine Arts building on the Reno
     Campus be named the "J. E. Church Fine Arts Building".

     The suggestion that consideration be given to naming the
     new Men's Dormitory after Dr. Walter E. Clark, was post-
     poned for later consideration.

25.  Infirmary and Hill-Burton Act

     Dr. Wood reported that a meeting has been held with of-
     ficials of the State Public Health Department on this
     matter and the possibility of aid to the University has
     been studied.  No way has yet been found by which the
     University would qualify for aid under the Hill-Burton
     Act.

26.  Commencement Speaker

     Dr. Wood proposed Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic
     Energy Commission, as speaker for the 1958 Commencement,
     and received approval of the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.

                             A. C. Grant
                             Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary