02/24/1943

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
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.