February 25-26, 1961
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
BOARD OF REGENTS
February 25, 1961
The Board of Regents met in room 205, Morrill Hall, University
of Nevada, on Saturday, February 25, 1961. Present: Regents
Anderson, Crumley, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Magee,
Tyson; Engineer Rogers, Vice President Young, Acting Comptroller
Hattori, and President Armstrong. Chief Deputy Attorney General
Porter was present as Legal Advisor. Budget Director Humphrey
was present as an observer. Regent Broadbent was unable to be
present because of pressure of business. Reporters Robbins,
Anderson, Watkins and Armstrong covered the meeting for the
The meeting was called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
Minutes of the meeting of January 28, 1961 were approved
upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, and
2. Candidates for Degrees
President Armstrong presented the list of candidates for
graduation as of February 1, 1961. These candidates had
been approved by the faculties of the Colleges concerned,
checked by the Registrar and the Comptroller to determine
that all requirements for graduation had been fulfilled in
each instance. President Armstrong recommended approval as
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE:
Earl Joseph Gary B. S. in Ag.
Munk, Gail G. B. S. in Ag.
Ridley, Jack Richard B. S. in Ag.
Sloan, James Francis B. S. in Ag.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE:
Burge, Boyce William B. S.
Christensen, Dix Howard B. S.
Coffin, Patrick Donald B. S.
Dow, Richard Howard B. A.
Elberg, Stanley Edward B. A.
Hamilton, Patricia Sue B. A.
Neighbors, Robert A., Jr. B. S.
Smith, Jimmie Ross B. S.
Tetrault, A. Wayne B. A.
Walbridge, Sharon Adler B. A.
Warden, Mary B. A.
Westfield, Dolores Chambers B. S.
Zunino, Norman Louis B. S.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
Bartlett, Gary Richard B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Bowden, Wayne Le Roy B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Bradley, Ronald Paul B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Clevenger, Perry Eugene B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Clifford, Jack Ray B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Fabri, Robert H. B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Gaines, James E. B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Larson, Lawrence Eldon B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Mc Ghie, Donald Eugene B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Mc Kibben, Harvey Joe B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Nichelini, Joseph A. B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Perry, Carolyn Jean B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Pike, George Russell B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Shamberger, Hugh Allan II B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Truscott, Richard William Jr. B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Wehlander, Oscar W. B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Welsh, James Gilbert B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Wheeler, David Benton B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Wiggins, Ronald B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Wong, Jack Poy B. S. in Bus. Adm.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION:
Botelho, Maxine Lutha B. A. in Ed.
Chester, Charles A. B. S. in Ed.
Coffin, Philip L. B. S. in Ed.
Covell, Marcedieth Melba B. S. in Ed.
Damon, Nancy Jo B. S. in Ed.
Davis, Samuel William B. A. in Ed.
Ellis, Gilbert Alva, Jr. B. S. in Ed.
Fought, Bonnie B. B. S. in Ed.
Hargett, Novella Carol B. A. in Ed.
Hursh, Aleta Lou Axtmann B. S. in Ed.
Koenig, Alfred E. B. A. in Ed.
Krpan, Daniel Robert B. S. in Ed.
Martin, John Anthony, Jr. B. S. in Ed.
Morris, Lucy Carol B. S. in Ed.
Peck, Bobby Dean B. S. in Ed.
Pulsipher, Cleo B. S. in Ed.
Rhodes, Eleanor Cochran B. S. in Ed.
Walker, Eleanor E. B. A. in Ed.
Whipple, Louise Ouida B. S. in Ed.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING:
Chan, Ying-Dard B. S. in M. E.
Dilts, Frederick William B. S. in E. E.
Dobyns, Eldon Thomas B. S. in M. E.
Douglass, Raymond E. B. S. in C. E.
Gifford, Murray Andrus B. S. in C. E.
Larson, Royce Winter B. S. in E. E.
Temple, Michael D. B. S. in M. E.
MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES:
Brittain, Richard Campbell B. S. in Min. E.
Cress, James Edward B. S. in Min. E.
Reith, Dennis Gregory B. S. in Geol.
SCHOOL OF NURSING:
Cox, Leone M. B. S. in Nursing
Puddington, Grace Elizabeth B. S. in Nursing
Cartwright, Keros M. S.
Jensen, Edwin M. of Ed.
Jones, William E. M. of Ed.
Kimbrough, Robert Richard M. of Ed.
Roe, Kenneth Sherwood M. of Ed.
Rogers, Charles R. M. of Ed.
Truman, Richard M. of Ed.
Wagner, Bertha Betty M. of Ed.
Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the candidates be approved and that they
be granted the indicated degrees.
Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
sented by the President with his recommendation that they be
accepted, as follows:
From the National Cash Register Company, California - copy
of "Digital Computer Principles", by Wayne C. Irwin, for the
From the Embassy of Finland, Washington, D. C. - copy of
"Introduction to Finland, 1960", for the Library.
From Weld Arnold, Carson City - a four volume set of "The
World of Mathematics", by James R. Newman, and a print of
"Circumpolar Star Study Showing Polaris Circling About 1
Degree from the True Pole", for the Library.
From Senator Howard W. Cannon - copy of the Congressional
Record Index for the 87th Congress, for the Library.
From Silas E. Ross, Reno - five volumes including a copy of
volume 29 of "Who's Who in America", and four volumes on
funeral customs and funeral management, for the Library.
From Graham Erskine, Reno - 219 items, including 66 books
on Literature, the Fine Arts and Social Sciences, 56 pam-
phlets and 96 issues of journals, for the Library.
From Raymond Smith, Reno - copy of "The Capital Cities of
the United States", published by Paul W. Pollock, for the
From Mrs. F. K. Beixedon, Reno - 18 volumes of Agricultural
textbooks for the Library.
From H. Edward Manville, Jr., Reno - 15 volumes on Agricul-
ture and Farm Management for the Library.
From Howard D. Mc Naughton, Denver, Colorado - copy of
"Jesse Shwayder and the Golden Rule", for the Library.
From Edvard Henriksen, Copenhagen, Denmark - copy of
"Scandinavia Past and Present", for the Library.
From Walter H. Voskuil, Mackay School of Mines - 8 books
on the mineral industry, for the Mackay School of Mines
From Grant H. Smith, Jr., Reno - a copy of "Geology of the
Comstock Lode and the Washoe District", and the compilation
of field exploration data on the Rio Grande project, Rio
Tinto Mining District, Eastern Nevada, for the Mackay School
of Mines Library.
From Regent Fred Anderson - copy of Volume III of Medical
Physics, for the Nuclear Engineering Department, in memory
of Angelo Urrutia.
From Lt. Colonel Kenneth E. Day, Tucson, Arizona - $18.75
for purchase of a U. S. Treasury Bond to be awarded at the
Governor's Day Ceremony to a member of the 1960-61 Univer-
sity of Nevada Rifle Team.
From Arthur E. Orvis, Reno - $20,000 representing the final
payment on his pledge of $100,000 for the building fund for
the Orvis School of Nursing.
From International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose,
California - 604 Power Supply from scrapped equipment, val-
ued at $200, for the Electrical Engineering Department.
From Western Electric Company, New York - equipment and
components consisting essentially of solid state rectifiers,
grid control rectifiers, and capacitors, at a total value of
approximately $200, for the Electrical Engineering Depart-
From Western Electrical Distributing Company, Reno - a de-
monstration kit consisting of samples of cables and con-
ductors used in power transmission, valued at approximately
$50, for the Electrical Engineering Department.
From Bell Telephone Company of Nevada - certain equipment
removed from the telephone plant in Reno, consisting es-
sentially of three motor generator sets and a bank of bat-
teries, as well as certain meters and starting devices,
valued at approximately $1500, for the Electrical Engineer-
From Pioneer Title Insurance Company, Reno, and from the
Nevada Title Guaranty Company, Reno - agreement to under-
write any losses to the extent of $500 each in developing
plans for the forthcoming Sales Techniques and Advanced
Realty Studies Program.
From Mrs. Frank R. Payne, Reno - $100 to be used as a
scholarship for Ceola Thompson.
From Moritz Zenoff, Henderson Home News - $100 for the M.
M. Zenoff Scholarship for 1960-61.
From the Quota Club, Reno - $50 for a scholarship in the
Orvis School of Nursing.
From the Insurance Women of Reno - $250 for a scholarship
in the Orvis School of Nursing.
From the University Scholarship Foundation, Beverly Hills,
California - $150 for a scholarship in the Art Department
for the current semester.
From Mr. and Mrs. Ted Griss, Las Vegas - $300 for the Ted
and Agnes Griss Scholarship awarded to students at Nevada
From the Sales Executive Club of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas
- $250 to be used as scholarships for Miss Lois Arends and
Miss Sharon Flaster.
Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-
tary write a note of thanks to each donor.
4. 1925 Regulations and Salary Matters
Mr. Crumley, Chairman of the two committees, reported on
the meeting held on Friday, February 24, with the Faculty
Committee on the same subject. The Regents' Committee ap-
proved the recommendations as presented jointly by the two
Faculty Committees. However, it remains for the Faculty
Committees to submit their recommendations to the University
Faculty for final approval, by mail vote, following which
their recommendations will be submitted to the Regents' Com-
mittee, which in turn will make recommendations to the
Board of Regents.
Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
unanimously that the report be accepted.
5. Employment of Faculty Wives
President Armstrong read a letter from Dr. Gorrell concern-
ing the possible employment of the wife of a faculty member
as a staff member of the Commission on English Institute
for Teachers in 1962. Dr. Gorrell's letter pointed out that
the Comission strongly desired that at least one staff mem-
ber should be an active teacher in the secondary schools,
which requirement would be met in the employment of Mrs.
Harold Brown, Chairman of the High School Department. Pol-
icy adopted by the Board of Regents on June 6, 1953, pro-
vides that "Faculty wives not be employed except in an em-
ergency situation and then only on a temporary basis and for
Dr. Armstrong suggested a review of the entire field of
nepotism in view of change in the situation of available
candidates for faculty positions since the adoption of the
It was agreed by consensus that the existing regulation,
quoted above, gives the President authority to handle the
present request; and that he then be authorized to study
the entire matter of nepotism and report back to the Board.
5. Personnel Recommendations
Personnel recommendations were presented with the Presi-
dent's recommendation that they be approved as follows:
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Appointments as follows:
Cyrus M. Mc Kell as Associate Professor and Associate Plant
Ecologist, effective July 1, 1961, at a salary rate of $9000
based on twelve months' service.
Edgar M. Daley as Assistant Agricultural Agent in Clark
County, effective September 26, 1960, at a salary rate of
$5700 based on twelve months' service.
Stanley Randall as Graduate Assistant in Agricultural
Economics, effective February 1, 1961, at a salary rate of
$2400 based on twelve months' service.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Appointment as follows:
Miriam E. Wood as Research Assistant in the Bureau of
Business and Economic Research, effective February 1, 1961,
at a salary of $4200 based on twelve month's service.
Reappointments as follows:
Stewart F. Hampton as Graduate Assistant in Accounting at a
salary of $900 for the Spring semester 1961.
Donald K. Terrell as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau of
Business and Economic Research at a salary of $900 for the
Spring semester 1961.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Reappointment as follows:
Theodore H. Moore as Graduate Assistant in Secondary Edu-
cation at a salary of $900 for the Spring semester 1961.
Appointment of 45 staff members for the 1961 Summer session.
Appointment of 26 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semes-
NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION
Appointments as follows:
Celesta A. Lowe as Library Technician, effective February
1, 1961, at a salary rate of $4300 based on twelve months'
Maurice de Young as Director of the Business Administration
Seminars for the Spring semester 1961 at a salary of $750.
Appointment of 6 staff members for the Spring semester 1961
Appointment of 2 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semes-
Appointment of 11 staff members for the Spring semester 1961
Recommendations for promotion, effective July 1, 1961 (ex-
cept Fulcher on leave), were presented by Dr. Armstrong as
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Gayland Robison from Junior Agronomist, Rank I to Assistant
Agronomist, Rank II.
Rollie A. Weaver, Agricultural Agent, from Rank I to Rank
William V. Neely, Agricultural Projection Economist, from
Rank I to Rank II.
Walter J. Whorton, Information Specialist, Rank I to Rank
Glen D. Fulcher from Assistant Professor and Assistant
Economist to Associate Professor and Associate Economist,
effective on return from leave.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Willard Day from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
of Psychology and Sociology.
Richard C. Sill from Assistant Professor to Associate Pro-
fessor of Physics.
Hugh Mozingo from Assistant Professor to Associate Profes-
sor of Biology.
Paul Secord from Associate Professor to Professor of Psy-
George Barnes from Associate Professor to Professor of
Robert J. Morris from Associate Professor to Professor of
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
James M. Hoyt from Assistant Professor to Associate Profes-
sor of Business Administration.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Charles R. Breese from Assistant Professor to Associate
Professor of Civil Engineering.
MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES
Robert Horton from Assistant Mining Engineer to Associate
Aleksis von Volborth, Assistant Mineralogist to Associate
ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING
Marie Haddad from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION
Floyd C. Scritchfield from Assistant Professor to Associate
Professor of Secondary Education.
Duncan W. Cleaves from Assistant Professor to Associate
Professor of Chemistry and Physics.
Muriel M. Parks, Deputy Registrar, from Rank II to Rank III.
Paul C. Harris, from Instructor to Assistant Professor of
Speech and English.
Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.
7. Report on Legislation
President Armstrong reported as follows on legislation in
the current session of particular interest to the Univer-
SB 37 - Appropriates $1.5 million to complete the Engineer-
ing building. Signed by the Governor.
SB 74 - Appropriates $682,500 for Library at Nevada South-
ern. To Senate Finance Committee.
SB 89 - Appropriates $20,000 for purchase of Doten Collec-
tion by University of Nevada. Passed Senate, re-
ferred to Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
SB 97 - Appropriates $25,000 to State Department of Con-
servation and Natural Resources for underground
water studies by Desert Research Institute. Passed
Senate, referred to Assembly.
SB 117 - Provides for biennial rather than annual reports
by Regents to Governor. To Committee on Education
and State University.
SB 137 - Creates Weather Modification Board involving Desert
Research Institute. To Committees on Judiciary and
AB 16 - Appropriates $753,000 for Dormitory and Dining Hall
for Nevada Southern. Referred to Ways and Means
AB 40 - Provides Nursing Scholarships for University of
Nevada, 10 at $500, plus $10,000. Referred to
Ways and Means Committee.
AB 127 - Repeals statute making University of Nevada Alumni
Association a State Agency. Signed by Governor.
AB 131 - Extends participating group insurance benefits to
dependents of employees (clarifies 1950 law). Re-
referred to Ways and Means Committee.
AB 133 - Provides for Social Security for public school
teachers. Re-referred to Ways and Means Committee.
AB 163 - Authorizes State system of group life, accident
and health insurance, and medical-hospital care
for State employees, Officers and Legislatures
with 50% particpation. Referred to Ways and Means
AB 234 - State Planning Board to submit preliminary plans
and designs to Nevada architects and engineers.
Referred to Committee on Buildings & Construction.
AB 238 - Creates $100,000 revolving fund for University of
Nevada accounts payable. Passed Assembly, referred
AB 265 - Provides that State Planning Board may reject any
or all bids, eliminates requirement to award con-
tract to lowest bidder. Referred to Committee on
Buildings & Construction.
AB 294 - Provides that University Administration may set
policy regarding leaves of absence. Referred to
Ways and Means Committee.
8. Revolving Funds
President Armstrong discussed the proposed legislation
covering University revolving funds. It has been found
possible for the payroll of the University to be prepared
by the University staff and forwarded to the State Control-
ler in Carson City, where the checks will be prepared im-
mediately and mailed back to the University for distribu-
tion. This means that the University will not need to have
a Payroll Revolving Fund.
9. Nuclear Building
Dr. Anderson reported. On recommendation of the Regents'
Building Committee certain changes have been made in plans
for the Nuclear building and request for supplementary ap-
propriation to meet these plans was approved by the Regents
for submission to the State Legislature. The Administration
and the Building Committee were instructed to determine the
best method of seeking the appropriations. A meeting was
held with the State Planning Board and at that meeting it
was mutually agreed to incorporate the changes in the re-
quest now before the Legislature.
10. Master Planning
Dr. Anderson reported. At the last meeting of the Board,
the Building Committee, along with the Campus Development
Committee, was instructed to try to draw up some overall
guide lines for the development of the two Campuses. In
this connection, Mr. Rodgers of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
will be on the Campus during the coming week to discuss the
steps his firm is going to take in carrying out the proj-
ect. The Building Committee will then know what informa-
tion should be prepared for consideration of the Board of
11. Library Building, Nevada Southern
On Thursday evening, February 23, the Regents' Building
Committee met with Mr. Rodgers and representatives of the
State Planning Board to consider change in the location and
orientation of the Library building at Nevada Southern. It
was thought that the oblique position of the building might
not be desirable because future development of the Campus
might be perpendicular to the Campus. It was agreed that
the Library building should be rotated about 14 degrees to
bring the front vertical to the highway it would face and
to move it 20 feet north to bring about a better view be-
tween the buildings on the Campus. Dr. Anderson recommend-
ed that the change in orientation and in location be ap-
Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the changes, as recommended, be approved.
12. Regents' Building Committee Meeting of January 27, 1961
Actions of the Committee were presented by Dr. Anderson at
the last meeting of the Board for consideration. The min-
utes were here presented for approval as follows:
Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee
of the Board of Regents
January 27, 1961
The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met in the
Faculty Dining Commons at 1:15 P.M. on the above date.
Present were: Dr. Anderson, Chairman, and Regents Crumley,
Germain, Broadbent, Lombardi and Grant. Also present were
Vice President Young, Engineer Rogers, and President
Dr. Anderson reported that representatives of the High
Voltage Engineering Company of Burlington, Massachusetts,
will be present at the Regents' Meeting tomorrow to provide
information concerning the proposed Van de Graaff acceler-
ator and possible changes desirable in the plans for the
Nuclear Engineering building.
Dean Blodgett and Dr. Dickinson then entered the meeting to
report on their investigation of costs and related matters
concerning the Nuclear Engineering building. The proposed
accelerator will cost $57,000 including installation. Some
revisions in the building are advisable to accommodate the
accelerator, including an additional room and the reworking
of some of the electrical wiring and a possible modifica-
tion of the site. Engineer Rogers indicated that approxi-
mately $28,000 should be added to the proposed appropriation
for the Engineering building to accomplish these changes.
It was pointed out that if it is possible to locate the
Nuclear Engineering building in the side of the hill on the
eastern part of the Campus, earth can be used for shielding
of the accelerator room, or if it is not feasible to re-
locate the building, earth can be piled over the accelerator
room to provide the necessary shielding.
Dean Blodgett also indicated that the building should pro-
vide sufficient space for the ultimate acquisition of a
small scale training reactor in the range of approximately
10 kilowatts, and that although we have abandoned the idea
of a research reactor, the training reactor should be con-
templated when and if funds can be made available. He also
reported that such a relatively small scale training re-
actor will not require more shielding than is presently
contemplated in the building.
After further discussion by motion, which was approved, it
was decided to recommend to the Board of Regents that an
addition of a room approximately 50 x 50 feet be authorized
for the Engineering building, the building to be located in
the side of the hill if possible, and that the appropriation
for the building be increased to $250,000.
By motion which was approved it was decided to recommend to
the Board of Regents that a supplementary appropriation of
$57,000 for the Van de Graaff accelerator be requested.
Next item of business was consideration of the final plans
for the Engineering-Mines building. At this point, archi-
tects De Longchamps, Alegre, and Ruegg entered the meeting
to answer questions.
Dean Blodgett, as Chairman of the Faculty Building Commit-
tee for the Engineering-Mines building, assured all present
that the building as here presented is entirely satisfactory
to the Faculty Committee, including representatives of the
mines area. Dean Blodgett indicated that he would send a
letter to this effect to the President with copies to Dr.
Anderson and Engineer Rogers.
Engineer Rogers also favorably recommended the plans.
By motion which was approved the final plans were recommend-
ed to the Board of Regents for approval. It was noted that
such action discharges the Faculty Committee and precludes
any further major changes in the plans here approved, except
in such minor areas as may develop for greater advantage to
Discussion of policy for the requiring of building models
of future buildings indicated that it would be best to in-
clude this requirement in the scope which is prepared for
the architects at the time when contracts are negotiated.
Engineer Rogers presented an advanced planning report by
the architects of the Social Science building. By motion
these advanced plans were approved.
Engineer Rogers also presented for action the 50% plans for
the Life Science building. After review and Mr. Rogers' re-
port that the Faculty Building Committee and the Engineer's
Office approved them, by motion it was voted to recommend
approval to the Board of Regents.
The proposal made some time ago by the Catholic Bishop to
sell to the University for the total sum of $550,000 certain
property of the Catholic Church, including the old cemetery
immediately to the west of the new Gymnasium, together with
certain properties of the Church, including a church, a
church school, and a convent, was discussed. Dr. Armstrong
reported that surveys made by the Office of Student Affairs,
the University Engineer's Office, and the Executive Vice
President, indicate that the cemetery would be an ideal site
for the location of the new dormitories contemplated in the
bonding legislation to be sought during this session of the
Legislature. It was agreed that Mr. Rogers should investi-
gate further the matter of a possible purchase of the site
by increments in accordance with the plans for the building
of the dormitories and to determine whether or not options
could be obtained on this basis from the Church. He is then
to report back to the Building Committee.
President Armstrong recommended for action by the Building
Committee the appointment of a committee of three persons
to act as the sole point of contact between the University
and the State Planning Board and/or the architects for the
Master Plans for both Campuses, as provided in the contract
between the Planning Board and the architectural firm of
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He recommended that the com-
mittee be composed as follows: Dr. Kenneth Young, Executive
Vice President, Chairman; Engineer James Rogers, and Dean
William Carlson (representing Nevada Southern). By motion
this recommendation was unanimously approved for transmittal
to the Board of Regents.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.
Charles J. Armstrong
Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the minutes be approved.
13. Regents' Building Committee Meeting of February 24, 1961
Dr. Anderson discussed the meeting informally. At the last
meeting of the Board, the Building Committee was authorized
to select an architect for the Atmospherium-Planetarium
building. The Committee selected Mr. Raymond Hellman. Dr.
Anderson discussed the proposed fee for Mr. Hellman. Some
difficulty was experienced in arriving at a fee in view of
the fact that much equipment will be supplied by Spitz
Laboratories, specialists in the field. Consideration was
given to the number of drawings it would be necessay for
the architect to prepare. The Committee recommended that
the fee be set at 7% of $100,000 (cost of the project will
be $175,000) or $7,000. Dr. Armstrong recommended approval.
Mr. Mc Daniel, architect for the Library building at Nevada
Southern, had requested instructions on procedure regarding
a possible gift which would be incorporated in the building.
The Building Committee recommended that the present contract
not be changed, but that a separate contract be negotiated
with Mr. Mc Daniel should his services be needed for addi-
Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the recommendations of the Regents' Build-
ing Committee be approved.
Dr. Anderson discussed the proposal of the Catholic Church
that the University purchase the cemetery, church and school
property on North Virginia Street. Price set on the ceme-
tery property is $350,000 payable in two installments of
$175,000 each. The remaining property is being offered for
$200,000 contingent upon the University's acceptance of the
entire offer. The Regents' Building Committee proposed that
the cemetery property would be used for dormitories and the
school property for a Laboratory School for the College of
Education. In regard to dormitory construction, Mr. Rogers
had prepared a proposed amendment to existing permissive
legislation authorizing the University to issue and sell
revenue bond certificates for Housing and Parking facili-
ties. New legislation would provide for two additional
dormitories and land acquisition. Dr. Anderson and Dr.
Armstrong recommended that such permissive legislation be
Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
unanimously that the Administration be instructed to pro-
ceed with appropriate legislation to amend the Act of 1957
as explained above.
Referring to application filed by the University for land
in the Fort Mojave area, Dr. Armstrong explained that Dean
Adams and his staff had checked on the property and had come
up with the recommendation that in addition to land already
applied for, an additional area in the vicinity would be of
value to the University. Dr. Anderson, on behalf of the
Building Committee, recommended approval to proceed.
Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
unanimously that the Administration be instructed to file
application for the additional land, as proposed by Dean
Dr. Armstrong discussed a request that the annual livestock
show be held on the University Main Station Farm. The Fair
Board is faced with extensive remodeling of buildings at
the present Fair Grounds or seeking another location. Leg-
islation will be introduced in the current session for an
appropriation for either remodeling present facilities or
for making facilities at the Main Station Farm suitable and
adequate. President Armstrong recommended that the Regents'
Building Committee be authorized to act on this matter on
behalf of the Board as soon as full details of the proposal
are available to them.
Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried
unanimously that the Regents' Building Committee be so
14. Two Year Medical School
Dr. Anderson discussed AB 15 which directs the Legislative
Counsel Bureau to study the need for a two-year Medical
School at the University of Nevada, along with the State
Planning board, the University Administration, and the
Commissioners of the WICHE Program. The bill is exploratory
only and no money is appropriated.
Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried
unanimously that the Regents go on record as favoring such
a study, but that no commitments be made by the University
at this time.
15. Progress Report, Building Program
Mr. Rogers reported as follows: For the Reno Campus: The
Library building roof has now been stressed; the Heat Plant
is moving along on schedule; and the Engineering-Mines
building bids are scheduled to be opened on March 9, 1961.
For the Las Vegas Campus: The Radiological Laboratory is
being pushed; and the Science and Technology building is
progressing satisfactorily. Planting around Grant Hall is
16. University of Nevada Press
Dr. Armstrong presented the Statement of Policy and Proce-
dure revised and edited in accord with suggestions of the
Regents at their last meeting.
Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried
unanimously that the policy statement be approved, subject
to review and approval by Mr. Porter as to form.
17. Moapa Valley Land
Mr. Porter had not yet received documents or papers for
study on the Moapa Valley Land matter. It was agreed that
the Administration notify Mr. Marshall, owner of the land,
that the University is interested in purchasing the property
and that the matter is being reviewed at the present time.
18. Nielsen Property
Mr. Porter reported that he has been assured that the
University money is on deposit in escrow and that he now
has to consult with Mr. Nielsen if he is willing to go
ahead as agreed.
Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
unanimously by roll call vote that Mr. Porter be authorized
to proceed with the land purchase with Mr. Nielsen, includ-
ing legal action, if necessary.
19. Security Resolution
In view of the fact that Mrs. Magee became a member of the
Board of Regents after the security resolution was adopted
in December 1960 covering members of the Board, it is now
necessary that a similar resolution be adopted covering
Mrs. Magee. Dr. Armstrong recommended the following reso-
RESOLVED, that the following Regent who is a citizen
of the United States will not require, nor will have,
and can be effectively denied, access to classified
information in the possession of the organization and
does not occupy a position that would enable her to
affect adversely the organization's policy or practices
in the performance of contracts for the Government.
Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
unanimously that the above resolution be adopted.
20. Medical Society Committee Report
Dr. Armstrong distributed an interim report of the committee
dated December 9, 1960, which was discussed by the President
and the Board. Dr. Armstrong noted that Dr. Smernoff has
been appointed to replace Dr. Sheretz on the committee in
view of the fact that Dr. Sheretz has now been named Presi-
dent of the Washoe County Medical Society.
21. Salary Recommendations
President Armstrong discussed the salary situation as re-
gards the State Legislature and available funds from the
budget for increases. The Administration cannot know at
what time the Legislature will adjourn and consequently
cannot know when it will be able to work on salaries for
the coming year. He called attention to the arrangement
last year when authority was granted to the Regent's Salary
Committee to consider salaries with the Administration,
and to act on salaries for the coming year on behalf of
Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
unanimously by roll call vote that the Regents' Salary
Committee be authorized to review and approve salary items
for the coming year on behalf of the Board.
22. University Accounts
Mr. Humphrey reported informally on his study of proposed
revisions in the handling of University accounts. The
plan is in the second draft stage and further report will
be made to the Regents as the study progresses.
23. Military Property Custodian
President Armstrong read a letter received from Colonel
Ronan dated February 24, 1961 which stated: "The Army
has accepted a recommendation made by the Reserve Forces
Policy Board in October 1960 which proposed that the Army
assume custody for all property issued to institutions
participating in the Army ROTC Program. By accepting this
recommendation, the Army is willing to take over the re-
sponsibility for maintaining custody and accountability of
government property used in the program." President
Armstrong recommended approval.
Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that the responsibility for miliary property
custodianship, as presented above, be transferred to the
Army in accord with the proposal.
24. Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan Awards
Dr. Armstrong reported that he has requested Deans and
Department Chairmen to submit recommendations to him for
consideration by the Regents' Committee on Honorary Degrees
and Distinguished Nevadan Awards. He asked also that any
members of the Board who have nominations please submit
them to the President's Office for transmittal to the
Regents' Committee, which will probably hold its first
meeting in March.
25. Regents' Meeting
The following meeting dates were set upon motion by Mr.
Crumley, seconded by Mr. Elwell, and unanimous vote:
Saturday, April 8, in Elko
Saturday, May 6, in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 3, in Reno
The meeting adjourned at 11:10 A.M.
A. C. Grant