February 24-25, 1943
02-24-1943 Volume 5 - Pages 351-364 REGENTS MEETING February 24, 1943 Meeting called to order at 9:30 A.M. by Chairman Ross. Present: Ross, Wardin, Sirkegian, Hartman and Gorman. Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the minutes of the January 9, 1943 meeting. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Senator A. V. Tallman from Humboldt County appeared before the Board and discussed the financial situation of the University with reference to the present legislative session and the request of Coach Allen for an appropriation of $10,000 for the use of the Athletic Board - a program which is not sponsored by the Univer- sity and does not have the approval of the Board of Regents. Senator Tallman stated in connection with the appropriation of $10,000 that in his opinion no matter pertaining to the Univer- sity of Nevada would be considered by the Legislature unless sponsored by the Regents. He suggested further that the Regents should not permit anyone connected with the University to appear before the Legislature on any matter unless the Regents and Pres- ident approve in advance. In other words, keep the faculty and others away from the Legislature unless they are specifically authorized to speak for the Regents and President. Senator Tallman stated that when he was traveling around the State last Fall, as candidate for the Governorship, he became well acquainted with the problems in the State. With respect to the University Extension Service, he stated that in practical- ly every community it is falling down in service it is rendering to the towns and communities of the State. The Directors of the Farm Bureau of Humboldt County asked that a new Director and Assistant Director be appointed for the Extension Service. Senator Tallman recommended that Creel be made Director and Ed Reed be made Assistant Director. As a result of traveling around the State during his recent campaign, Mr. Creel is now in a much better position to know the problems of the State. The County Agent in Humboldt County is ready to leave. He cannot be replaced if he should quit his job and it would be a great loss to the Extension Service in the State if he should leave. "If Buckman is not removed, the Agent will quit and you will have more ...** here than you have ever had before...this has gone too far. Buckman cannot be retained." Asked if the Regents should fire Buckman, Senator Tallman replied, "Certainly there must be some other position in which you can use him (Buckman)." He told of instances last year when the Extention Agent personally took 105 men in his car to ranches to help get in crops when the U. S. Employment Service was unable to help. Buckman informed the Agent that he had no authority to do this. The Farm Bureau of the State is also at outs with the Extension Service. Action should be taken immediately before matters reach such a point that they explode. Dr. Hartman read letter from Dr. Olmsted, who was absent from meeting due to illness. Mrs. Brown informed Regents that Judge Brown would not be able to attend because of illness. Dr. Hartman announced that he had granted leaves of absence for the duration of the war to Dr. Everett W. Harris, who entered the Navy, effective January 28, 1943, and to Dr. Samuel B. Batdorf, effective March 20, 1943. Mr. Sirkegian moved approval of Dr. Hartman's recommendation that Kelly Eccles of Reno, Nevada, be employed at $200 per month for the duration of the war, if he gives satisfaction, to assist in the Physics courses for the Army Air Corps - to give his entire time to this work - effective March 1, 1943. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Dr. Hartman announced employment of Mrs. Ernestine Mc Cleary as Assistant Registrar at $110 per month, effective January 11, 1943. Dr. Hartman presented for the information of the Regents the Puffinbarger letters relative to the placing of a contingent of the Army Air Corps at the University of Nevada. President presented the report from the Treasury Department Bureau of Internal Revenue, Salary Stabilization Unit, relative to salary increases at the University of Nevada as follows: 1. In all cases where an adjustment in wages or salaries by a state, country or municipal agency is necessary to correct maladjustments, inequalities or gross inequities as contem- plated by Executive Order No. 9250, and would not raise salaries or wages above the prevailing level of compensation for similar services in the area or community, the adjust- ments will be deemed approved without the necessity of filing certificates for information of the Board or Commissioner. 2. In all other cases, the state or local agency is requested to take the matter up with the Joint Committee on Salaries and Wages, Department of Labor Building, Washington, D. C., Room 5406 ... President presented the requests of the Extension Division for salary increases for Mrs. Phoebe Swett from $105 to $125 per month, Mrs. Marguerite Callahan from $125 to $135 per month and Miss Velma Redden from $100 to $110 per month effective March 1, 1943. Mrs. Wardin moved approval of these salary increases on condition that payment be made from the funds of the Extension Service. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Sirkegian moved approval of the President's recommendation that, if the Legislature does not make provision contrary, lease on the University Farm held by Mrs. Anna B. Washburn should be renewed under the same conditions as governed during the past biennium. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye President represented letters to and from Mr. M. L. Wilson, De- partment of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., with reference to the Creel case. Mrs. Wardin moved that a letter be written to Senator Tallman thanking him for his courtesy in meeting with the Regents and for everything he is doing for the University at the Legislature, and stating that action will be taken as soon as possible with reference to the Director of the Extension Service. Action must be postponed until letter is received from Mr. M. L. Wilson giving report of Mr. Jans on the Extension Service. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye It was regularly moved and carried by the following vote that a letter be written to Mr. M. L. Wilson requesting that the report of Mr. Jans be sent as soon as convenient since the Regents are not in a position to make any decision until they receive this report and stating that the Board has not intentionally violated any provisions of the Hatch Act. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye President presented the list of students completing their Uni- versity work on January 21, 1943, for approval of degrees as follows: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE Bachelor of Arts Basta, George *Kling, Harold *Bybee, Fay *Kling, Mary Curtis, William Roy *O'Neill, June Guild, Jr., Clark J. Rabe, Lois Harris, William Traner, Alice Martha King, James Harrison Warriner, James Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade Stauts, Mrs. Alice Mason Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade Edmunds, Mrs. Patricia Davis Wankler, Mrs. Irene COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Frey, George William Bachelor of Science in Home Economics *Addenbrooke, Mrs. Alice B. Hoffman, Nevada Johnson COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Carter, Ircel Goetz, John Chun, Charles Mayer, Waldemar Couch, George Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering *Evans, Chester *Henderson, Brisbane Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering Grundel, Edward Reynolds, Claude Humphrey Fred Van Voorhees, Bartow *Overton, Ted *Wells, Jack Ponce, Moises Yuen, Fish Reyer, Elliott *Work completed in Summer, 1942. Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the above list. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Mr. Gorman announced that it was proposed that the archway be- tween the kitchen and dining room in the University Dining Hall be cut through to make room for a steam table which will be necessary in the feeding of the approximately 250 men who will be accommodated there under the Army Air Forces Training Program. Mr. Gorman announced that he had been appointed Executor of the Hood Estate. Meeting recessed at 11:15. The Regents met as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station. President presented the letters of Director S. B. Doten request- ing that: (a) Ernest L. Sandry be raised from $1500 to $1620 per year. (b) Miss Agnes Schmith be advanced from the position of Secre- tary to the Director of the Experiment Station to that of Administrative Secretary to the Station with an increase in salary from $1800 to $2100 per year. (c) Mr. Fred Harris, Assistant in Range Economics in Elko, be raised from $2400 to $2700 per year and that he be advanced in rank to the position of Associate in Range Economics, all raises effective March 1, 1943. Upon recommendation of the President it was regularly moved and carried by the following vote that the above raises be approved. Mrs. Wardin Aye Mr. Sirkegian Aye Mr. Ross Aye Meeting of the Board of Control of the Agricultural Experiment Station adjourned at 11:30. The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order at 11:40 and decided that the next meeting would be held on May 22 unless called earlier by the Chairman. Meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.