02/28/1923

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 28, 1923
 



02-28-1923
Volume OE - Pages 341-342

                         Reno, Nevada
                      February 28, 1923

The Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 10 o'clock
A.M. Wednesday, February 28th.  There were present Chairman
Pratt, Mrs. Hood and Judge Talbot.

List No. 2, Regents Checks Nos. 3008 to 3014 inclusive, for the
net sum of $29,441.00, and List No. 2, State Claims, Nos. 12 to
23 inclusive, for the net sum of $22,974.71, were approved, upon
motion of Mrs. Hood.  Vote:

    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

The January 31, 1923 minutes of the Board were approved on motion
of Mrs. Hood.  Vote:

    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

President Clark read the letter of Miles E. North to the Board
of Regents stating that he expects soon to tender his resignation
as Regent to Governor Scrugham.  Chairman Pratt stated that he
would write to Mr. North expressing the appreciation of the Board
for his services during his Regency.

President Clark recommended, upon recommendation of Dr. Records,
that Mr. Cecil W. Creel be appointed Entomologist to act in an
advisory capacity to the State Quarantine officer, without
special compensation, as such appointment is necessary in order
to comply with the statutes.  Judge Talbot made the motion.
Vote:

    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

Upon recommendation of Director Creel, President Clark recom-
mended that Mr. Robert G. Foster be granted academic rank as
Associate Professor of Agricultural Extension from September
1, 1922, when he began work in the Extension Service.  Judge
Talbot made the motion.  Vote:

    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

On request of the United States Coast Guard, President Clark
recommended that the sons and daughters of officers, warrant
officers and enlisted men* in the Coast Guard be exempted by
this University from non-resident tuition charges.  Judge
Talbot made the motion.  Vote:

    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

*(in active service) was added January 31, 1930 (see Page 61,
 Vol. 5 Regents Minutes).

President Clark gave an outline of the present status of legis-
lative acts affecting the University.

President Clark presented to the Board the reports of the com-
mittees he had appointed, one to study the possibility of wider
use of the University Farm and the other to study the possibil-
ity of making the Farm income more nearly pay all its expenses.
After discussion of these reports, Judge Talbot summarized the
thought of the Regents by stating that there is a strong feeling
on the part of many residents of the State that it would be un-
wise to dispose of the Farm and that representatives of the Col-
lege of Agriculture, of the Experiment Station, and the Exten-
sion Division, together with a representative of the Reno Chamber
of Commerce have worked out plans which it is hoped will accom-
plish the desired results, both of a wider use of the Farm by
University students and Departments and an operation which will
very nearly or wholly pay expenses, and finally that the Regents
are convinced that fair opportunity to try out these new plans
should be given before asking the Legislature to pass an act
enabling the Board to sell the Farm.  Judge Talbot then moved
that President Clark be instructed to ask the Legislature to
withdraw the bill authorizing the Regents to sell the Farm
as it is now the conviction of the Board, as a result of its
consideration of these new plans, that a wider use can be made
of the Farm and that it can be put upon a much better financial
basis.  This motion was seconded and carried unanimously by the
following vote:

    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

President Clark presented a request from the Bank of Nevada
Savings and Trust Company that the Regents should pool the $1000
Pyramid Land and Livestock Association bond (part of the Mathews
Scholarship Trust Fund) with other bonds being handled through
this bank in endeavor to secure payment of these bonds.  With-
out formal action, the Regents turned over the request with copy
of contract submitted, to Judge Talbot that he might advise the
action to be taken and instruct the President as to this action.

There was a brief informal discussion of the Student Hospital
Association proposal.  President Clark will report on this
matter at the next meeting of the Board.

The Board adjourned to inspect the training quarters which have
been repaired by Contractor Paterson and put in excellent condi-
tion since the fire of last November.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary