02/25/1961

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 25-26, 1961








02-25-1961

Pages 16-26



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

Press.



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

unanimous vote.



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

follows:



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



ADVANCED DEGREES:



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.



3. Gifts



Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-

sented by the President with his recommendation that they be

accepted, as follows:



Miscellaneous



From the National Cash Register Company, California - copy

of "Digital Computer Principles", by Wayne C. Irwin, for the

Library.



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

Library.



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

Library.



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-

ment.



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-

ing Department.



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.



Scholarships



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

Southern.



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

specific assignments".



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

previous policy.



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-

ter, 1961.



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'

service.



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

Evening Division.

Appointment of 2 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semes-

ter 1961.



STATEWIDE SERVICES



Appointment of 11 staff members for the Spring semester 1961

Evening Division.



Recommendations for promotion, effective July 1, 1961 (ex-

cept Fulcher on leave), were presented by Dr. Armstrong as

follows:



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

II.



William V. Neely, Agricultural Projection Economist, from

Rank I to Rank II.



Walter J. Whorton, Information Specialist, Rank I to Rank

II.



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-

chology.



George Barnes from Associate Professor to Professor of

Physics.



Robert J. Morris from Associate Professor to Professor of

Chemistry.



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

Mining Engineer.



Aleksis von Volborth, Assistant Mineralogist to Associate

Mineralogist.



ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING



Marie Haddad from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

of Nursing.



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-

sity:



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

Finance.



AB 16 - Appropriates $753,000 for Dormitory and Dining Hall

for Nevada Southern. Referred to Ways and Means

Committee.



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

Committee.



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

to Senate.



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

Regents.



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-

proved.



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

Armstrong.



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

the users.



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.



Respectfully submitted,



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-

tional work.



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

sought.



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

Adams.



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

authorized.



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

complete.



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-

lution:



RESOLUTION #61-2



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.



Molly Magee



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

the Board.



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

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

02-25-1961