02/05/1915

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 5-6, 1915
 



02-05-1915
Volume OD - Pages 557-563

                         Reno, Nevada
                       February 5, 1915

The Board of Regents met in the Office of the President of the
University on February 5, beginning at 9:30 A.M.  Present were
Regents Henderson, Pratt, Codd, O'Brien and Sullivan, and Pres-
ident Hendrick and Assistant Secretary Gorman.

The question of the position of Mr. Richard Brown to the College
was discussed.  It was decided to request certain of his friends
among the alumni to prepare a bill to be submitted to the Legis-
lature to request the establishment of emeritus positions in
the University for employees of long standing.  Upon motion of
Pratt, seconded by Codd, it was ordered that Mr. Brown be paid
$100 for his services to the University during the month of
January, 1915, and that he be notified to cease his connection
with the Mechanical Laboratory.

A request was received from Mr. George E. Williams of Fallon,
through Dr. O. P. Johnstone, for an analysis of a cow's stomach
for cyanide.  The President was instructed to write Mr. Williams
that under the law the University was not permitted to make this
examination, that the State Analytical Laboratory was authorized
to make examinations of soils and minerals, that the State Hy-
gienic Laboratory was confined to contagious diseases in humans,
and that the Veterinary Bacteriological Laboratory was confined
to the examination of specimens to determine whether there were
communicable diseases among the stock of the State, and that
there was no authority for the examination requests.  Before
action was taken, Dr. Mack of the Veterinary Department was
called before the Board to explain the situation.

Adjournment was taken at 11 o'clock for the purpose of accepting
an invitation of the Nevada Packing Company to lunch, to resume
the meeting at 2 o'clock at the office of the President of the
Union Land and Stock Company in the Nixon National Bank building.

At 2 o'clock the Board reassembled and held a joint meeting with
the Executive Committee of the Nevada Cattle Owners' Association
and Governor Boyle.  There were present at this meeting Regents
Henderson, Codd, O'Brien, Pratt and Sullivan, President Hendrick,
Mr. Gorman and Dr. Mack for the University, and the following
members of the Nevada Cattle Owners' Association:  W. H. Moffatt,
T. J. Bell, John Henderson, George Russell, Jr., R. C. Turrittin,
W. C. Pitt, J. B. Garat, H. G. Humphrey, F. Dangberg and D.
Staunton.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the University's policy
and needs, particularly in the College of Agriculture.  President
Hendrick presented the needs of the University, pointing out the
advantage to the Stock Industry of the State of the possession
of a College of Agriculture suitably housed at the University,
and also of a College Farm suitably equipped and stocked.  Con-
siderable discussion took place which was participated in by
Messrs. Moffatt, Pitt, Bell, John Henderson and Charles H.
Henderson, which resulted in the passage of the following reso-
lutions:

                             Reno, Nevada, February 5, 1915

    To the Governor and the Legislature of the State of Nevada,

    Gentlemen:

    WHEREAS, it appears from a consideration of the future wel-
    fare of the State of Nevada that to plan for the development
    of its Agricultural Industry is essential; and

    WHEREAS, it appears to us to be the duty of the University
    of Nevada, through its College of Agriculture, to give
    thorough and reliable instruction in the economic production
    of crops and treatment of the different soils of the State
    of Nevada in such a manner as to secure the largest returns
    from it without impairing its fertility; to teach the princi-
    ples of breeding and management of livestock, including the
    control of animal diseases, and to give thorough knowledge
    of the various breeds and market classes; an economic and
    unsatisfactory production of dairy goods, and the best
    methods to meet existing market demands and of extending and
    developing trade in the agricultural products of the State;
    and

    WHEREAS, in order to attain efficiency in these functions it
    is essential that laboratories of sufficient equipment and
    sufficient space should be supplied and that excellent men
    should have an opportunity to work out these problems; and

    WHEREAS, the State University has not now any suitable
    quarters in which to house these various Departments which
    are directly related to the Department of Agriculture;

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of
    the Nevada Cattle Owners' Association meeting this day in
    the office of the President, do hereby heartily endorse
    and urge upon the Governor and the Legislature of the State
    of Nevada the appropriation of $80,000 to be used in the
    construction of an Agricultural building at the State Uni-
    versity, in which these essential functions so necessary
    to the Agricultural Industry of the State shall be performed
    efficiently.

    Signed on behalf of the Cattle Owners' Association of Nevada.

                             W. H. Moffatt, President
                             D. Staunton, Secretary

    R. C. Turrittin
    John Henderson
    T. J. Bell
    John B. Garat
    F. Dangberg
        Executive Committee

                             Reno, Nevada, February 5, 1915

    To the Governor and the
    Legislature of the State of Nevada

    Gentlemen:

    WHEREAS, the Executive Committee of the Cattle Owners' As-
    sociation has given consideration to the problem of the help
    which the University can grant to the Stock Industry of the
    State, and

    WHEREAS, the Executive Committee of the Cattle Owners' As-
    sociation believes that the services to the Stock Industry
    by the State University will be benefitted by the building
    of an Agricultural building, and

    WHEREAS, it is the belief of this Association that there
    is a necessity for the supplementing of the theory and
    Science of Agriculture given at the University by proper
    application of those theories on an Agricultural Farm, and

    WHEREAS, the University does not now possess such a farm of
    such proportions and of such equipment as to permit of the
    application of the scientific knowledge of the Department
    of Agriculture, and

    WHEREAS, the Executive Committee of the Cattle Owner's As-
    sociation believe that the welfare of the State and of the
    Stock Industry will be greatly benefitted by supplying to
    the University such a farm,

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of
    the Cattle Owners' Association, assembled in the office of
    the President do urge upon the Governor and Legislature of
    the State of Nevada the appropriation of $70,000 to be used
    for the purchase of a suitable farm, its equipment and stock-
    ing, and

    WHEREAS, it may be felt that in the granting of an appropri-
    ation for the College of Agriculture in addition to the ap-
    propriation for the College Farm, that the amount is too
    great a burden upon the State in the next biennial, that
    the Executive Committee of the Cattle Owners' Association
    recommends that in the event of this feeling prevailing in
    the Legislature, that there be granted to the Board of
    Regents of the State University of Nevada, permission to
    lease such a suitable farm for the purpose of the Univer-
    sity's Department of Agriculture, and that provision by law
    authorizing this lease with the understanding that this
    farm shall be equipped out of other funds of the University
    with buildings, etc., sufficient for the needs of the bi-
    ennial, and that the next Legislature make provision for
    its purchase.

                             Signed,

                             W. H. Moffatt, President
                             D. Staunton, Secretary

    John Henderson
    T. J. Bell
    John B. Garat
    R. C. Turrittin
    F. Dangberg
        Executive Committee

Thereupon the meeting adjourned to meet Saturday morning,
February 6th at 10:00 o'clock, in the Office of the President
of the University.