02/28/1925

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 28, 1925
 



02-28-1925
Volume OE - Pages 411-415

                         Reno, Nevada
                      February 28, 1925

The Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 9 o'clock
Saturday, February 28th, 1925, all members of the Board, Presi-
dent Clark and Comptroller Gorman were present.

The minutes of the meeting of January 28th were, upon motion of
Mr. Williams, approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

List No. 2 of State Claims, Nos. 12 to 22 inclusive, for the net
sum of $20,155.67, and List No. 3, Regents Checks Nos. 5017 to
5028 for the net sum of $37,233.28 were, on motion of Judge
Talbot, approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

President Clark touched briefly on the following items:

    a.  Gift of 41 slides from Hawaiian Pineapple Company to
        History Department

    b.  Last letter from Mr. W. A. Clark, Jr.

    c.  Meeting in New York City with Mr. Mackay

    d.  Portrait of O. H. Grey, member of the Legislature which
        enacted into Law the original University Bill

    e.  Bar Association $100 scholarship

    f.  Calling off the basketball meet on account of presence
        in Reno of contagious diseases

    g.  Legislative bills and matters pertaining thereto

    h.  Gives per capita costs for tax payers at 16 Universities,
        including Nevada

    i.  Reads a letter from J. B. O'Sullivan protesting against
        the non-resident tuition charge as applied to Nevada tax
        payers.  President is instructed to explain matters to
        Mr. O'Sullivan.

President is instructed to write to Mr. Theodore Stanton to the
effect that the formal action of the Regents will have to be
postponed until the March 31, 1925 meeting.

At the suggestion of Superintendent Lynch and Comptroller Gorman,
President Clark recommended the sale of the University's 50-gal-
lon fire extinguisher for $250.  Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of
the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    All ayes

On the recommendation of Superintendent Lynch, President Clark
recommended the following increases in the salaries of two
women Janitors:

    Mrs. Maude Wilson from $95 to $100 per month, effective
    March 1, 1925;

    Miss Dorothy Dietz from $80 to $90 per month, effective
    March 1, 1925.

Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tion.  Vote:

    All ayes

On the recommendation of Dean Sibley, President Clark recommend-
ed that the salary of W. T. Carroll be made $125 per month for
the months of September to May inclusive, during which period he
gives some class instruction and that for the 3 months when there
is no teaching his salary should remain at $115 per month, this
arrangement to be effective from and after March 1, 1925.  Mr.
Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    All ayes

President Clark recommended the acceptance of the resignation of
Professor Sidney W. Wilcox of the Department of Economics, Busi-
ness and Sociology, to take effect July 1, 1925, with understand-
ing that Mr. Wilcox may leave on or about April 1st and that he
is to make arrangements to pay Mr. Foster, or some other compe-
tent person for taking care of his sections from that time to
the end of the semester.  On motion of Mr. Williams, the Presi-
dent's recommendation was approved, all voting aye.

Referring to the gift of the portrait of his father, O. H. Grey,
to the University by his son, Blaine Grey, Mr. Williams made
the following motion:

    WHEREAS, Mr. Blaine Grey of Salt Lake City has presented
    to our University an exceptionally fine oil painting of
    his father, the late O. H. Grey, who in his lifetime stood
    prominent among the builders of our Commonwealth and was a
    member of the Legislature to whom our University owes its
    existence, and

    WHEREAS, this picture was painted by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude
    Grey, who so loyally shared with her husband in the toils
    and accomplishments of those early years, and who has but
    recently departed from this life,

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Regents
    hereby extends its most sincere thanks to the donor, Mr.
    Blaine Grey, and that we shall ever place it among the
    portraits of other distinguished friends and builders of
    our University.

Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

President Clark stated that he had been informed unofficially
that opposition had developed in Assembly Ways and Means Com-
mittee to the payment by the State of the Reno Street paving
charges for proposed paving on Ninth Street, University Avenue
and Evans, adjacent to the University Campus.

Judge Talbot moved that President Clark be requested to urge
favorable action on the present bill re. street paving and, if
favorable action cannot be secured on the present bill, to have
a new bill introduced permitting the University to pay for such
paving for this year only out of the Permanent Construction Fund.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Chairman Pratt read the following two Resolutions from the Nevada
State Farm Bureau.

    WHEREAS, many of the present rural school teachers of Nevada
    have never lived in the country or received training through
    a study of country life problems as they exist in Nevada, and

    WHEREAS, because of this fact, many are not familiar with
    the educational, social and economic problems confronting
    rural young people;

    BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED, that we favor such changes in
    the requirements for the certification of all teachers in
    agricultural communities that will make compulsory that each,
    unless having been raised on a farm or having had courses in
    Country Life Problems in other institutions, or having taught
    for 3 years in rural districts prior to the adoption of this
    requirement, be required to take the equivalent of a 3-hour
    course for 18 weeks in the University of Nevada, in a study
    of Rural Sociology and Country Life Problems, applied to
    conditions in this State, and that such requirements become
    effective January 1st, 1928.

    (Adopted at the Sixth Annual Conference, Nevada State Farm
    Bureau, January 21, 1925.)

It was the thought of the Regents that this work was probably
being cared for by the teacher-training courses at the Univer-
sity.

    WHEREAS, the work of the Public Service Division of the
    University of Nevada has proven of great value to the
    agricultural industry and the people of the State as a
    whole, and

    WHEREAS, the Veterinary Department of the said Public Service
    Division is at present handicapped by inadequate office and
    laboratory accommodations and by physical separation from
    the State Hygienic Laboratory and other Departments with
    which it must actively cooperate, and

    WHEREAS, we feel that the said Public Service Division should
    continue to receive adequate support from State funds com-
    mensurate with the increasing service it is being called upon
    to provide;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Nevada State
    Farm Bureau, in annual meeting assembled, do respectfully
    suggest to the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
    that they give careful and, if possible, favorable considera-
    tion to the erection of a suitable building on the University
    Campus to house the Public Service Division.

    (Adopted at the Sixth Annual Conference, Nevada State Farm
    Bureau, January 21st, 1925.)

Judge Talbot read a Resolution which he had prepared re. The
Nevada Historical Society.  After some discussion and at the
suggestion of Mr. Williams, the Resolution was modified and
presented in the following form:

    WHEREAS, the Nevada State Historical Society has been func-
    tioning for many years and has hundreds of members already
    engaged and assisting in its work of collecting and exhibit-
    ing all kinds of historical, archaeological and anthropologi-
    cal materials and relics; and

    WHEREAS, the State is now providing adequate maintenance and
    housing for the collections of the State Historical Society;
    and

    WHEREAS, the financial resources of the State of Nevada are
    too limited to afford a duplication of this work;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Regents of the Uni-
    versity of Nevada do recommend in general that all gifts and
    bequests of such nature be tendered to the Nevada State
    Historical Society.

Mrs. Hood moved to lay the Resolution on the table.  Vote:

    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Judge Talbot         No
    Mr. Williams         No
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            No

Judge Talbot moved the adoption of the Resolution.  Vote:

    Mrs. Williams        Not Voting
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            No
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the Regents authorize the construction
of a Public Service building, to house the State Hygienic Labora-
tory, Veterinary Control Service, Pure Foods and Drugs Division
and the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, at a cost of not
to exceed $90,000 and that the Chairman of the Board of Regents
and the President of the University be authorized to have plans
drawn and specifications prepared to be submitted at the next
regular meeting of the Board on March 31, 1925.  Vote:

    Mrs. Williams        No
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            No
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Mr. Pratt offered his resignation as Chairman of the Board, sub-
ject to the pleasure of the Board.  Judge Talbot moved that the
Board decline to accept the resignation of Mr. Pratt.  Vote:

    Mrs. Williams        Not Voting
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Not Voting
    Mr. Pratt            Not Voting

On motion of Mrs. Hood, the salary of Director Fulton of the
Mackay School of Mines was advanced to $5500 per annum on and
after March 1, 1925; Walter Palmer's title from and after March
1, 1925 was made Professor of Metallurgy and Director of the
State Analytical Laboratory at $4000 per year, and from and after
March 1, 1925, the title of J. C. Jones was made Professor of
Geology and Curator of the Mackay Museum at a salary of $4000
per year.  These salaries are all to be paid from the Mackay
funds.  Vote:

    All ayes

On motion of Mrs. Williams, the President is authorized to
purchase the Steinway Concert Grand piano from the Nevada
Musical Club provided that he ascertains that the piano is in
good condition and provided that it can be secured for not to
exceed $650.  Vote:

    All ayes

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned with under-
standing that the next meeting of the Board should be at 9
o'clock Tuesday, March 31, 1925.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary