02/02/1946

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 2-3, 1946
 



2-02-1946
Volume 5 - Pages 463-472

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      February 2, 1946

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9:15 A.M. in the President's office.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Henningsen, Sheerin, Mc Namee, Sirkegian, Ross;
Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley.

Reno Evening Gazette reporter, Mr. Alan Mc Gill, asked for per-
mission to sit in on the meeting and his request was granted.

Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the reading of the minutes of the
meetings of September 22, 1945 and of November 3, 1945 be dis-
pensed with and that they be approved as submitted, passed unani-
mously.

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    Motion of Mr. Ross that the following candidates, as ap-
    proved by the University faculty on February 1, 1946, and
    previously approved by the respective College faculties, be
    granted the indicated degrees and diplomas, passed unanimous-
    ly.

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Jeanne Lillian Chartier         Gwendolyn Miller
        Kathleen Meeks Jensen           Irene Dudley Wankier
        Kathleen Kinneberg              Bonnie Aurelia Yater

    Bachelor of Science

        Charles Dean Duke               Morris Richard Jeppson

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Jack Cliff

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Robert George Towle

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Warren Lee Parks               *Harry James Trollope

       *May receive B. S. in Geological Engineering or in Mining
        Engineering, whichever he desires.

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

     1)  That, effective February 1, 1946, the resignation of
         Miss Marilyn Bradley, Acting Assistant in Biology, be
         accepted.  She is leaving in order to pursue graduate
         study at the University of Southern California.

     2)  That, effective February 1, 1946, the resignation of
         Miss Ethel Dixon (Mrs. Whitlatch), Instructor in Physi-
         cal Education for Women, be accepted.  She has recently
         been married.

     3)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Mrs. Florence
         Alexander Gill be employed as Acting Instructor in
         Physical Education for Women for 1 month at a salary
         of $180, in the place of Mrs. Whitlatch, resigned.

     4)  That, effective upon her return to the University, about
         March 1, 1946, Miss Ruth Russell, Instructor in Physical
         Education for Women, be increased in salary from $2300
         to $2600 per year.  Miss Russell has been on leave of
         absence without pay since July 1943, for war service.

     5)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Mrs. Alene De Ruff,
         Loan Librarian, be granted a leave of absence, without
         pay, until July 1, 1946, in order that she may give full
         time to graduate study at the University of Nevada.

     6)  That, effective January 1, 1946, Mrs. Gertrude Freeman
         Carrick be appointed as General Library Assistant until
         July 1, 1946, at a salary of $135 per month, in the
         place of Mrs. De Ruff, on leave.

     7)  That, effective November 1, 1945, Fred L. Humphrey, As-
         sistant in the State Bureau of Mines, be granted a leave
         of absence, without pay, for the remainder of the aca-
         demic year, in order that he may pursue graduate study
         at the University of California at Los Angeles.

     8)  That, effective December 18, 1945, Byron Hardie be em-
         ployed as Assistant in the State Bureau of Mines at a
         salary of $250 per month, on a month to month basis, in
         the place of Fred L. Humphrey, on leave.

     9)  That the leave of absence of Charles T. Duncan, Instruc-
         tor in Journalism, be extended to September 1, 1946, and
         that he be given a grant-in-aid of $500 for remainder of
         the academic year, 1945-46.  Mr. Duncan has been on
         leave of absence, without pay, since August, 1942, for
         war service.

    10)  That the leave of absence of Lawton B. Kline, Assistant
         Professor of Foreign Languages, be extended without pay
         for the academic year 1946-47, in order that he may
         continue graduate study toward the completion of a Ph.
         D. degree.  Mr. Kline is on leave of absence for the
         academic year 1945-46 on half pay.

         The Board went into Executive Session and the President
         reported on the action of the committee appointed at the
         Board of Regents meeting on September 22, 1945, to con-
         sider the future program and status of Mr. Kline, as
         follows:

             At a conference with Professor B. F. Chappelle, Dean
             Frederick Wood and President Moseley concerning the
             future program and status of Assistant Professor
             Lawton B. Kline, Dean Wood and Professor Chappelle
             stated that under the terms of the Regents' war
             measure rule, Mr. Kline is entitled to return to his
             position at the University.  Furthermore, they do
             not feel that we are in a position to ask for his
             resignation in writing in consideration of the
             granting of an additional year's leave of absence
             on half pay unless Mr. Kline himself should agree
             to those terms.  However, both Dean Wood and Profes-
             sor Chappelle stated that it was understood by them
             and by Mr. Kline that if he did not receive his
             master's degree in Spanish as a result of this
             year's leave of absence, he would be asked to sever
             his connection with the University.  Dean Wood and
             Professor Chappelle agreed, in view of the Board's
             reluctance to grant an additional year's leave of
             absence on half pay, that Mr. Kline should be ad-
             monished to seek employment elsewhere, even if he
             does receive a master's degree in Spanish at the
             conclusion of this year's leave of absence, on the
             ground that he could not reasonably expect salary
             increases here in the future.

    11)  That, effective upon his return to the University on
         January 1, 1946, Harry E. Wheeler, Associate Professor
         of Geology, be increased in salary from $2700 (not in-
         cluding salary from the Bureau of Mines) to $3600 (in-
         cluding salary from Bureau of Mines), for the academic
         year of 9 months.  Dr. Wheeler has been on leave of
         absence without pay since April, 1943, for war service.

    12)  That, effective upon his return to the University on
         January 23, 1946, Everett Harris, Associate Professor
         of Mechanical Engineering, be increased in salary from
         $3000 to $3600 per year.  Dr. Harris has been on leave
         of absence, without pay, since January, 1943, for war
         service.

    13)  That, effective upon his return to the University on
         November 12, 1945, John Raymond Butterworth, Instructor
         in English, be increased in salary from $2300 to $2400
         per year.  Mr. Butterworth has been on leave of absence,
         without pay, since September, 1942, for war service.

    14)  That, effective upon his return to the University on
         February 1, 1946, Paul A. Harwood, Associate Professor
         of English, be increased in salary from $2900 to $3600
         per year; in addition to his teaching work, he will be
         Counselor for War Veterans.  Mr. Harwood has been on
         leave of absence, without pay, since January, 1942, for
         war service.

    15)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Eldon Wittwer, Profes-
         sor and Head of Department of Agricultural Economics,
         be employed to teach not less than 5 credit hours per
         week at a salary of $700 for the semester, provided
         there is sufficient student demand for such classes.

    16)  That, effective September 1, 1946, or later, if he is
         needed by the OPA, Eldon Wittwer, Professor and Head of
         the Department of Agricultural Economics, be returned
         to the University and that his salary be increased from
         $3600 to $4200 per year.  Dr. Wittwer is now on leave
         of absence, without pay, for service with the Office of
         Price Administration.

    17)  That, effective November 1, 1945, Joe M. Mc Leod,
         Inspector in the Department of Food and Drugs, be in-
         creased in salary from $215 to $250 per month, payable
         from Public Service Funds.

    18)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Miss Margaret M.
         Griffin, Assistant Director for Home Demonstration Work,
         Agricultural Extension Division, be increased in salary
         from $3600 to $3900 per year.

    19)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Mrs. V. E. Spencer be
         appointed as Assistant in English, to teach 6 credit
         hours per week, at a salary of $400 for the semester.

    20)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Andrew Morby be ap-
         pointed as Assistant in Foreign Languages, to teach 10
         credit hours per week, at a salary of $600 for the
         semester.

    21)  That, effective February 1, 1946, Lee Cobb be employed
         on a full-time basis as Laboratory Assistant and In-
         spector in the Petroleum Products Inspection Laboratory,
         at a salary of $200 per month, payable from Public
         Service Funds.

    22)  That, effective January 14, 1946, Colonel Gilbert E.
         Parker be appointed as Professor of Military Science
         and Tactics, in the place of Lieutenant Colonel Field,
         who is being returned to retired status.

    Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the above items, 1 to 22 inclusive
    be approved, passed unanimously.

C.  Recommendations on Policy

    1)  That the action of the Faculty Publications Committee on
        December 6, 1945, in adopting rules and regulations for
        the governing of official publications of the University,
        be ratified.

    2)  That a fee of $5 be paid to Dr. Ralph Irwin as an exam-
        iner's fee for the testing of each Veteran student.  The
        University is receiving $10 for each Veteran student
        tested, and the remaining $5 will go to the University
        for supplies, etc.

    3)  That 1/2 of the fee received from correspondence study be
        paid to the Instructor offering the course, the other 1/2
        of the fee to be retained by the University to pay for
        postage, supplies, etc.  For each hour of credit, a stu-
        dent in correspondence work pays the University $5.

    4)  That the President be authorized to take steps to secure
        the services of a full time University Physician, after
        consulting members of the Medical Association individual-
        ly.

    5)  That the University participate in the services and share
        in the expenses of a War Surplus Property Purchasing Of-
        ficer, the amount to be pro-rated according to the pur-
        chases made for the University; and that the resolution
        and obligation contained therein be ratified and approv-
        ed, the resolution to be submitted to the University
        after the Attorney General has approved it.  Mr. A. M.
        Mackenzie was selected as the Surplus Property Purchasing
        Agent, and his salary fixed at $350 per month, plus per
        diem allowance as fixed by law.

    6)  That pursuant to the recommendation of the Dean of Agri-
        culture, the lease on the South Virginia Farm be renewed
        for one year at its present rental, with the understand-
        ing that the lease is not to be renewed again, and that
        at the expiration of the said lease in the Spring of 1947
        the Farm is to be restored to the College of Agriculture
        to be used for the purposes of demonstration and instruc-
        tion.

    7)  That Mr. Samuel B. Doten, Director of the Agricultural
        Experiment Station, who wrote an excellent history of the
        University of Nevada from the time of its founding to
        1924, be requested to utilize the source material and
        additional notes which he may have in his possession to
        bring this history up to date.

    8)  That the honorary degree of LL. D. be granted to each of
        the following former students of the University of Nevada
        who have risen to high rank and have achieved distinction
        in the performance of duty in the armed service of the
        United States:

            Admiral James Fife
            Admiral Joseph Redman
            General Oscar Griswold

    Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the above items, 1 to 8 inclusive
    be approved, passed unanimously.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment - Final figures for semester ending January 31,
    1946:

        Men       261
        Women     444
                  705

        Of the 261 men students, 77 are veterans:

            Under the G. I. Bill             65
            Under Vocational Rehabilitation  12

B.  Housing - Final figures for semester ending January 31, 1946:

        Women     Manzanita Hall           Artemisia Hall
                  Students    76           Students    78
                  Adults       7           Adults       2
                              83                       80

        Men       Lincoln Hall
                  Students    83
                  Adults       1
                              84

C.  Gifts

    a)  Mr. E. L. Cord, of the Circle L Ranch, Esmeralda County,
        presented to the University of Nevada for the College of
        Agriculture, "Spring Farm Columbus", a Holstein bull, the
        most valuable animal in the herd which he sold at public
        sale at Merced, California.

    b)  The "Reno Business and Professional Women's Scholarship"
        was established by that organization in the amount of
        $50 annually, to go to a student who is pursuing business
        or professional training at the University of Nevada.

    c)  Mr. Raymond Smith of Reno, established a 4-year scholar-
        ship of $4,000 in memory of his parents, Edison and
        Laura Smith; this money is to go to an orphan from the
        Nevada Orphans Home; an additional scholarship is to be
        established each year at the discretion and upon the
        ability of the donor.

    d)  The W. Atless Burpee Seed Company of Philadelphia, es-
        tablished an annual award of $100 to be known as the
        "Burpee Award in Horticulture", and is to be given to a
        student of the Junior Class for research in the plant
        sciences.

    e)  Mr. Donald R. Warren of Los Angeles gave $5,000 for the
        making of a topographical map of the Campus to facilitate
        planning for future construction of buildings and utili-
        ties at the University of Nevada.

    f)  Mr. Donald R. Warren of Los Angeles sent a check in the
        amount of $100 to be used as a Student Loan Fund.

    g)  Mr. Otis A. Kittle of Reno, an alumnus, established a
        loan fund in the sum of $1000 in memory of his wife,
        Marion Lyster Kittle, for the use of Junior and Senior
        students majoring in Geology, Mining or Metallurgy.

    h)  Mr. Melvin Jepson of Reno gave $60, which represents $5
        per month for one year, to establish a fund to be desig-
        nated as the "Alumni Living Endowment Fund", and used
        for the construction and maintenance of a Student Union
        building.  Mr. Jepson plans to continue his contribution
        at the rate of $5 per month as long as he is able to do
        so.

    i)  An alumnus of the University has donated anonymously the
        sum of $340 to be added to the "Alumni Gift Fund" for the
        Student Union building.

    j)  Mr. Irving S. Slomka, a Reno attorney, gave $50 to the
        Student Union Building Fund in memory of his mother,
        Mathilde Slomka.

    k)  Dean Cecil W. Creel, of the University of Nevada, donated
        $100 to the Student Union Building Fund in memory of his
        son, Marshall, who was killed in action over Japan, while
        serving with the Naval Air Arm.

    l)  Mr. Arthur E. Orvis of Reno has donated $3,000 for a fund
        to be known as the "President's Discretionary Fund".

    m)  Mr. F. S. Markham of Palm Springs, California, donated
        $3000 to be used to make certain improvements in the
        Mackay School of Mines building, for the housing and dis-
        play of the collection of minerals known as "The O'Brien
        Collection".

    n)  The Reno Community and War Chest has again allotted the
        University $1000 for the purpose of paying part of the
        salary of the Campus YWCA Secretary.

    o)  A friend of the University has anonymously donated
        $20,000 for scholarships in the Mackay School of Mines,
        and has offered a $100 bond to that student of the Uni-
        versity who writes the best essay telling how the money
        can best be invested.

    Mr. Mc Namee asked for the opinion of the Board as to accept-
    ing a gift of several acres of farm land in Southern Nevada;
    the prospective donors are willing to purchase an operating
    ranch and to present it to the University for the purpose of
    testing soils and other experimental projects.  The Board
    expressed itself as willing to accept such a gift and Presi-
    dent Moseley was instructed to look into the matter to see
    how we could best use such land and under what Department of
    the University it could best be placed.

The meeting recessed at 11:45 A.M. in order that the members of
the Board might have luncheon at the University Dining Hall, and
the Chairman called the meeting to order at 1:15 P.M.

D.  Policy

     1.  Dean of Women.  President Moseley asked for a discussion
         in regard to the Dean of Women position, saying that 3
         courses were open, namely:

         a)  Appoint the present Acting Dean as Dean of Women.
         b)  Find someone locally to serve as Dean of Women.
         c)  Go out and look for someone to serve as Dean of
             Women.

         President Moseley was instructed to use his best judg-
         ment in the matter and was given a free hand; the Board
         expressed itself as ready to stand behind him in what-
         ever he does in this regard.

     2.  Alumni Secretary and Graduate Manager.  Joe T. Mc
         Donnell, former Graduate Manager, will return to the
         University from war service, perhaps during the coming
         Summer.  President Moseley envisions a combined ASUN
         and Alumni office with Mr. Mc Donnell at the Head.  The
         total salary expense for Mr. Mc Donnell and a full time
         Secretary would come to $6000 per year, $2000 each from
         the Associated Students, the Alumni Association and the
         University.

     3.  Dean of Men.  Dr. Griffin is being relieved of a portion
         of his responsibilities with the return of Paul Harwood,
         who will be Counselor for War Veterans.  This arrange-
         ment will give Dr. Griffin more time for his other du-
         ties, including those as Acting Dean of Men.

     4.  University Dining Hall.  The present management of the
         University Dining Hall is unsatisfactory and President
         Moseley feels a woman in complete charge of both the
         kitchen and the dining room, to act as Dietitian, Pur-
         chaser and Manager would make it possible for the Dining
         Hall to run at a profit.

     5.  YWCA.  The full time Secretary, whose office is located
         in the Student Center, is working out very satisfacto-
         rily.  A letter signed by the committee of students ap-
         pointed by the YWCA as a Snack Bar Committee, was read,
         and requested the necessary equipment to start such a
         project in the Student Center.  The Board authorized the
         Administration to go along with the YWCA organization in
         setting up a snack bar.

     6.  David Russell Fund.  President Moseley is prepared to
         take whatever steps are necessary to get the fund into
         the hands of the Comptroller of the University.

     7.  Nevada's Star Grange.  A letter under date of January
         28, 1946, requests a deed to a portion of the South
         Virginia Farm for a fee of $1, after which they would
         be able to proceed with a building for the Grange.  It
         was the ruling of the Board that this could not be done.

     8.  Phi Beta Kappa.  Dr. J. E. Church wants to try to get a
         chapter at the University of Nevada, and the President
         is encouraging him to do so.

     9.  Mortar Board.  The Senior girls' leadership organization
         of the University of Nevada, "Caps and Scroll", is ap-
         plying for a charter to the national association of
         "Mortar Board".

    10.  Classroom Building.  A letter from the architect, Mr.
         Parsons, was read giving a thumb nail sketch of the kind
         of a building which could be built with funds available.
         The University has been allotted $6,500 from the Federal
         Works Agency for advanced planning.

Comptroller's Report and Recommendations:

Motion of Mr. Sheerin that claims as follows, approved by the
Executive Committee since the last meeting, be approved, passed
unanimously:

    List No. 5, dated November 30, 1945, covering Regents Checks
    56-93, 56-93A, 56-93B to 56-116, inclusive, for a total of
    $109,563,81.

    List No. 5, dated November 30, 1945, covering State Claims
    56-72 to 56-88, inclusive, for a total of $40,739.21.

    List No. 6, dated December 21, 1945, covering Regents Checks
    56-117 to 56-139, inclusive, for a total of $74,177.00

    List No. 6, dated December 21, 1945, covering State Claims
    56-89 to 56-106, inclusive, for a total of $38,903.00.

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that claims presented herewith, as
follows, be approved, passed unanimously:

    List No. 7, dated January 31, 1946, covering Regents Checks
    56-140, 45-140A to 56-165, inclusive, for a total of
    $85,546.37.

    List No. 7, dated January 31, 1946, covering State Claims
    56-107 to 56-128, inclusive, for a total of $49,571.92.

Wing Addition to Present Engineering Building.  Under date of
January 21, 1946, the Federal Works Agency advised that $11,000
had been allocated to the Board of Regents for preparation of
plans for a proposed wing addition to the Engineering building.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Chairman of the Board sign the
necessary papers, passed unanimously.

New Gymnasium.  Only one bid received to date on the installation
of material necessary to correct the acoustical conditions.  It
was the will of the Board that they await action until more bids
have been received.

Quonset Huts.  Request was made for authority to purchase 5
Quonset Huts, 24 x 60 feet, to be used as follows:

    1 for Carpenter Shop
    1 for Plumbing and Electric Shop
    1 for Garage space
    1 for Storage exclusively
    1 for Farm Mechanics

Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the Board authorize the expenditure
of not to exceed $12,500 to provide in the best and cheapest man-
ner buildings to take care of the above needs, and that the Comp-
troller be directed to go to Fallon and to the Reno Army Ar Base
to see what might be available for us, passed unanimously.

Goodfellow Request.  Advice from the attorney for the Goodfellow
Estate indicates that a check in the amount of $50,000 will be
forthcoming in a few days.  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that the
Comptroller be authorized and directed to invest this sum in U.
S. Government bonds, passed unanimously.

Veterans Tuition.  The Attorney General has ruled informally that
the University of Nevada cannot charge tuition to veterans who
are residents of the State of Nevada.  However, under the rulings
of the G I Bill, the Attorney General advises that such a charge
can be made if the University can show that the cost of education
for veterans is more than the ordinary fees charged.  The Comp-
troller was authorized to make charges against resident veterans
in accordance with this rule.

Boxing Room.  Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the matter of a room to
be fixed up in the basement of the new Gymnasium for a Boxing
Room be referred to the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, the
Comptroller and the President, passed unanimously.

Hartman Bequest.  Mrs. Edith Hartman, widow of Leon W. Hartman,
by the terms of the Hartman Bequest, is to receive the income
from this bequest during her lifetime.  The securities comprising
this bequest, aggregating $10,000, were accepted at their market
value at the time of their transfer to the University.  Since
then these securities have all advanced in value.  The request
of Mrs. Hartman that she be authorized to order the sale and re-
investment of these securities, subject to the approval of the
Regents, on condition that any profit on such sale or sales be
added to the principal of the bequest was, on motion of Mr.
Sirkegian, unanimously approved.

Fire Protection.  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the recommendation
that a study of fire protection should be made, and the necessary
funds should be included in our next budget to the Legislature,
be referred to the Committee on Buildings and Grounds and the
President of the University for final determination, passed
unanimously.

Trailer Housing for Veterans.  Preliminary arrangements have been
made for the installation of 32 trailer units on the Chism prop-
erty on West Second Street for the housing of married veterans.
The Comptroller reported that the contract presented for the
Regents' signature did not agree with verbal understanding with
the F. P. H. A. Committee, and that these matters were to be
settled by the F. P. H. A. attorney to determine how much the
University would have to pay from its fund before the contract
could be signed.

Oil Contract.  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Chairman of the
Board be authorized and directed to sign the fuel oil contract
for the year ending June 30, 1946, with the Associated Oil
Company, passed unanimously.

Out-of-State Tuition.  A letter from Paul Yparraguirre, Senior
student at the University, was read, requesting he be excused
from paying out-of-state tuition.  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that
the Regents stand by their decision (see minutes of September
26, 1942) that they have no authority to excuse the out-of-state
tuition of Mr. Paul Yparraguirre, passed unanimously.

Heating Plant.  Payment of 50% of the amount due ($3,500) for
services to date and specifications contract was requested by
the Heating Plant Engineer, Mr. S. S. Headman.  Motion of Mr.
Sirkegian that the Comptroller be authorized and directed to
draw a check in the above amount, passed unanimously.

Mr. Headman came into the meeting and presented blueprints show-
ing progress of work to date, which Mr. Sirkegian had inspected
and approved.  Specifications will be written and submitted to
Dr. Gorman and Mr. Sirkegian for approval.  6 copies were ordered
for University use.  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the Comptroller
be authorized to make application for the money for the comple-
tion of engineering plans to the Federal Works Authority, passed
unanimously.

President Moseley read a letter from Director M. L. Wilson of the
U. S. Agricultural Extension Division stating that the appoint-
ments which the Board of Regents had made at its meeting on No-
vember 3, 1945, showed an overlapping of duties.

Motion by Mr. Mc Namee that the following resolution be adopted,
passed unanimously:

    RESOLVED, that titles and duties of the following members
    of the Agricultural Extension Division staff be assigned as
    follows:

    Thomas E. Buckman, Assistant Director for County Agent Work,
    Agricultural Extension Division

    Paul L. Maloney, Assistant Director for Junior Extension
    Work, Agricultural Extension Division

    Margaret M. Griffin, Assistant Director for Home Demonstra-
    tion Work, Agricultural Extension Division.

Dean Creel and the 3 Assistant Directors were called in and the
above resolution read to them.  Mr. Maloney and Miss Griffin
accepted the assignment without qualification.  Mr. Buckman ac-
cepted but wished to go on record as not thinking that the super-
visory load is great enough in Nevada to warrant the setting up
of the 3 supervisory projects.

Motion by Mr. Sirkegian that Dr. C. H. Gorman be appointed to
represent the Board of Regents on the Board of Directors of the
Nevada Art Gallery, passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 6:50 P.M. with the understanding that
the next meeting will be the regular June meeting, unless a
special meeting is called by the Chairman.