02/28/1957

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 28, 1957




02-28-1957
Volume 7 - Pages 305-314

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      February 28, 1957

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University on Thursday, February 28, 1957.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson, Anderson and Grant;
Comptroller Hayden and President Stout.  Academic Vice President
Wood and Engineer Poolman were present to discuss items in their
areas of work.  Reporters Laxalt and Friel covered the meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 9:15 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     a.  Regular Meeting of January 18, 1957 - Motion by Dr.
         Lombardi carried unanimously that the minutes be
         approved.

     b.  Executive Committee Meeting of January 31, 1957 - Motion
         by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the minutes be
         approved and that the actions taken by the Executive
         Committee be approved.

     c.  Special Meeting of February 8, 1957 - Motion by Mr.
         Thompson carried unanimously that the minutes be ap-
         proved.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Claims which had been approved by the Executive Committee
     were presented for approval of the Board.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the claims,
     as follows, be approved:

         Regents Checks, numbers 67-120 to 67-146 inclusive for a
         total of $439,797.97 for January.

         State Claims, numbers 67-76 to 67-96 inclusive for a
         total of $213,572.22 for January.

         Regents Checks, numbers 67-147 to 67-171 inclusive for a
         total of $348,634.37 for February.

         State Claims, numbers 67-97 to 67-117 inclusive for a
         total of $205,063.00 for February.

 3.  Candidates for Degrees

     President Stout presented the list of candidates for gradu-
     ation who completed their work the end of the first semester
     of the academic year 1956-57.  Each person whose name ap-
     pears on the list has been approved by the faculty and Dean
     of the College in which the degree is to be granted.  The
     record of each candidate has been authenticated by the Reg-
     istrar as proof that all requirements for graduation from
     the University of Nevada have been fulfilled.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that each indi-
     vidual listed below be recognized as a graduate and that
     the Administration be authorized to issue a diploma appro-
     priate to the degree.

     AGRICULTURE

         Oakley George Parker               B. S. in Agric.
         Harry B. Summerfield, Jr.          B. S. in Agric.
         Elaine Marie Zunino                B. S. in H. Ec.

     ARTS AND SCIENCE

         Brenton R. Aikin                   B. S. in Bus. Adm.
         Patrick Dunne Culver               B. A.
         Merlyn H. Hoyt                     B. S. in Bus. Adm.
         Warren Earle Hultberg              B. A.
         Gladys Lynne Linville              B. A.
         Francine Gayle Luwe                B. A.
         Walter Edward Mac Kenzie           B. A. in Journ.
         Joseph Mitchell Patridge           B. A.
         Charles Augustus Perkins           B. S. in Bus. Adm.
         Ernest A. Soumbeniotis             B. S. in Bus. Adm.
         Keith Russell Stever               B. S. in Chem. Tech.
         Joseph A. Viani, Jr.               B. A.

     BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

         Theodore Paul Hunnewell            B. S. in Bus. Adm.
         Patrick Francis Mahoney            B. S. in Bus. Adm.
         Robert R. Peck                     B. S. in Bus. Adm.

     EDUCATION

         Janeane Anne Bodell                B. S. in Educ.
         Edward Lee Hansen                  B. A. in Educ.
         Robert Jay Jones                   B. A. in Educ.
         Dyann V. Koch                      B. A. in Educ.
         Caryl Enid Starr                   B. S. in Educ.
         Rosy Strachwitz                    B. A. in Educ.
         Kathleen Barnette Wait             B. S. in Educ.
         Lois Daniel Wait                   B. S. in Educ.

     ENGINEERING

         Robert D. Harlow                   B. S. in C. E.
         Duane Neil Hodgkinson              B. S. in M. E.
         Peter Brickman Mohr                B. S. in M. E.

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

         Leon Landers Larche, Jr.           B. S. in Min. Engr.
         Joseph John Mendive                B. S. in Min. Engr.
         David George Robbins               B. S. in Geol. Engr.
         Richard D. Symonds                 B. S. in Met. Engr.
         Gerald Hale Waite                  B. S. in Met. Engr.

     ADVANCED DEGREES

         Robert Frederick Crase             M. of Educ.
         Earle Dempsey                      M. S.
         Henry Phillip Ehrlinger, III       M. S.
         Marvin James Roth                  M. of Educ.

 4.  Personnel Recommendations

     President Stout presented the following recommendations on
     personnel:

     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

     NEVADA SOUTHERN - LAS VEGAS

     Appointments as follows:

         Duncan W. Cleaves as Assistant Professor of Chemistry
         and Physics at an annual rate of $6300 for the Spring
         semester 1957 (new position).

         Celesta A. Lowe as Library Technician at a salary of
         $3600 based on 12 months service, effective January 1,
         1957 (new position).

         Paul Arenaz as Lecturer in Spanish at Nellis Air Force
         Base at a salary of $625 for the period December 6,
         to February 15, 1957.

         Benjamin F. Kump, II as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineer-
         ing at a salary of $450 for the Spring semester 1957.

         R. York Funston as Lecturer in Business Administration
         at a salary of $337.50 for the period January 28 to June
         1, 1957 (cancelled).

     Supplementary Contracts as follows:

         Lauren Brink to teach Elementary Education at a salary
         of $337.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Eleanore Bushnell to teach Political Science at a salary
         of $337.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

     Reappointments as follows:

         Aaron Butler as Lecturer in Accounting at a salary of
         $450 for the period October 16, 1956 to January 31,
         1957.

         Howard Babcock as Lecturer in Business Administration
         at a salary of $337.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         J. A. Dooley as Lecturer in Education at a salary of
         $375 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Lois Fitzgibbons as Lecturer in Education and Physical
         Education at a salary of $375 for the Spring semester
         1957.

         Raymond Germain as Lecturer in Journalism at a salary
         of $337.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Frank E. Iddings as Lecturer in Music at a salary of
         $187.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Jay Jeffers as Lecturer in Geology at a salary of
         $337.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Irving M. Katz as Lecturer in Psychology at a salary
         of $337.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Irving Lazar as Lecturer in Psychology at a salary of
         $562.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Eugenie Mitchell as Lecturer in Psychology and in charge
         of Student Guidance at a salary of $1062.50 for the
         Spring semester 1957.

         Donald O'Connor as Lecturer in Psychology and Sociology
         at a salary of $675 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Lee Pivornick as Lecturer in French at a salary of $900
         for the Spring semester 1957.

         Charles Ross as Lecturer in Art at a salary of $450 for
         the Spring semester 1957.

         Joyce Shamley as Lecturer in Physical Education at a
         salary of $150 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Ethelind Steinheimer as Lecturer in Mathematics at a
         salary of $225 for the Spring semester 1957.

         Harry Ward as Lecturer in Mathematics at a salary of
         $450 for the Spring semester 1957.

         William Wright as Lecturer in Journalism at a salary of
         $225 for the Spring semester 1957.

     RENO EVENING DIVISION

     Appointments as follows:

         Kenneth C. Bradshaw, Mathematics, at a salary of $168.75
         for the period February 13 to June 1, 1957.

         Alex Dandini, Foreign Languages, at a salary of $125 for
         the period February 13 to June 1, 1957.

         John Manning, Speech, at a salary of $337.50 for the
         period February 11 to June 1, 1957.

         John Gottardi, Foreign Languages, at a salary of $125
         for the period January 28 to April 22, 1957.

         Eli Grubic, Business Administration, at a salary of
         $337.50 for the period February 7 to June 1, 1957.

         W. H. Halberstadt, Philosophy, at a salary of $337.50
         for the period February 12 to June 1, 1957.

         Edith Henrich, English, at a salary of $225 for the
         period February 13 to June 1, 1957.

         Lawton B. Kline, Foreign Languages, at a salary of $225
         for the period February 4 to June 1, 1957.

         Robert Mc Queen, Psychology, at a salary of $337.50 for
         the period February 11 to June 1, 1957.

         Walter Mientka, Mathematics, at a salary of $275 for
         the period January 14, 1957 to May 13, 1957.

         James Newman, Business Administration, at a salary of
         $375 for the period February 13 to June 1, 1957.

         John P. Reed, Business Administration, at a salary of
         $337.50 for the period February 5 to June 1, 1957.

         Robert T. Roelofs, Philosophy, at a salary of $337.50
         for the period February 14 to June 1, 1957.

         Wilbur S. Shepperson, History, at a salary of $337.50
         for the period February 14 to June 1, 1957.

         Raymond M. Smith, Real Estate (Business Administration),
         at a salary of $225 for the period February 12 to June
         1, 1957.

         Robert N. Tompson, Mathematics, at a salary of $168.75
         for the period February 13 to June 1, 1957.

         Edward Vietti, Business Administration, at a salary of
         $450 for the period February 12 to June 1, 1957.

         Benjamin M. Wofford, Business Administration, at a
         salary of $337.50 for the period February 11 to June
         1, 1957.

     OFF-CAMPUS EVENING DIVISION

     Appointments as follows:

         George Mc Murray, Foreign Languages, at a salary of
         $150 for the period February 20 to April 10, 1957
         (Carson City).

         Lloyd Drury, Education, at a salary of $375 for the
         period February 11 to June 1, 1957 (Fallon).

         Thomas T. Tucker, Education, at a salary of $375 for
         the period February 6 to June 1, 1957 (Carson City).

         De Verl Willey, Education, at a salary of $375 for the
         period February 6 to June 1, 1957 (Yerington).

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

     Appointments as follows:

         Zada Iona Mowrer as Assistant Professor of Health,
         Physical Education and Athletics at a salary of $3480
         for the period January through June 1957 (replacement
         for Lois Fitzgibbons).

         Harry M. Chase, Jr. as Lecturer in History and Political
         Science at a salary of $3700 for the Spring semester
         1957 (replacement for C. C. Smith).

         James C. Negley, Chief of Law Enforcement for the Nevada
         Fish and Game Commission, to teach a course in Biology,
         Wildlife Conservation, at a fee of $1 for the Spring
         semester 1957.

     Reappointments as follows:

         Elisabeth Smith Constantino as Graduate Assistant in
         Mathematics at a salary of $787.50 for the Spring
         semester 1957.

         Evelyn P. Falk as Assistant in Mathematics at a salary
         of $825 for the Spring semester 1957.

         William H. Colbert, Jr. as Assistant in Mathematics
         at a salary of $562.50 for the Spring semester 1957.

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

         Salary increase for Robert M. Moyers, Laboratory
         Helper, Atomic Energy Project, from $335 to $360 per
         month, effective January 1, 1957.

     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

     Supervising Teachers for Fall Semester 1956 as follows:

         Helene Aidaz, Reno High School                $ 75
         Ada Colquhoun, Pershing County High School     150
         Elsie Colvin, Douglas County High School       150
         Alice Cooper, Yerington High School            150
         Nellie Laird, Carson City High School          150

     Supervising Teachers for Spring Semester 1957 as follows:

         Deloy Anderson, Sparks High School            $ 75
         Idel Anderson, Reno High School                150
         Beverly Austin, Veterans Memorial School       120
         Bud L. Beasley, Reno High School               150
         Georgia Beloso, Orvis Ring School              120
         Arlene Berscheid, Anderson School              120
         Helen Biedowski, Central School                120
         Harry Bradley, Churchill County High School    150
         Lila Bradshaw, Anderson School                 120
         Vernon Brizendine, Northside School             60
         Edith Crawford, Sparks High School              75
         Rex Daniels, Reno High School                   75
         Mae Denevi, Sparks High School                 150
         Eileen Dillon, Anderson School                 120
         Edwin Dodson, Anderson School                   90
         Vernon Eardley, Reno High School                75
         Juanita Elcano, Mc Kinley Park                 120
         Robert Foard, Reno High School                 150
         Norma Gimlin, Sparks High School                75
         Orsie Graves, Sparks High School               225
         Norma Gregory, Orvis Ring School               120
         Anne Hackstaff, Orvis Ring School              120
         Gladys Hamm, Sparks High School                 75
         Leslie Hawkins, Reno High School                75
         Michael Horan, Sparks High School               75
         Howard Hutchings, Churchill County High School 150
         Barbara Jackson, Greenbrae School              120
         Roger Joseph, Reno High School                  75
         Dorothy Kalmeyer, Reno High School             150
         Dorothy Kovanda, Reno High School              150
         Wallace L. Kurtz, Sparks High School           150
         Helen Laubach, Reno High School                 75
         Freda Lokke, Kate M. Smith School              120
         Frank J. Mc Nally, Reno High School             75
         Joanne Menu, Reno High School                   75
         Barbara Mikkelsen, Reno High School             75
         Andrew Morby, Reno High School                 150
         Millard Murphy, Reno High School                75
         Robert Paille, Veterans Memorial School         60
         Virginia Palmer, Mount Rose School             120
         Gilbert Pletts, Highland School                 60
         Evelyn Mantle, Sparks High School              150
         James Peddicord, Douglas County High School    150
         Marjorie Price, Carson City High School        150
         Virginia Quirk, Orvis Ring School               90
         John Robb, Reno High School                    150
         Earl Rosenberg, Reno High School                75
         Ivan Slotto, Reno High School                   75
         Inez Smith, Sparks High School                  75
         Lucille Smith, Sierra Vista School              90
         Madge Stock, Southside School                  120
         Lucile Stone, Sparks High School                75
         Rachel Struve, Mc Kinley Park School           120
         George Tavernia, Sparks High School             75
         John Tellaisha, Reno High School                75
         Lloyd Trout, Reno High School                  150
         Velva Trulove, Sparks High School              150
         Edward Van Gorder, B. D. Billinghurst School   150
         Grace Warner, Orvis Ring School                120
         Sessions Wheeler, Reno High School              75
         Kenneth Williams, Sparks High School            75
         Harriet Wolfe, Orvis Ring School               120
         Richard Woods, Reno High School                150
         Eileen Yrueta, Sparks High School              150

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

         Appointment of Robert A. Madsen as Research Technician
         in Agronomy and Range Management, effective February 1,
         1957 at a salary rate of $4600 per year based on 12
         months service (replacement for Joe Williams, resigned).

         Resignation of L. T. Wallace as Extension Economist
         and Assistant Economist in the Experiment Station, ef-
         fective June 30, 1957, in order that he may take ad-
         vantage of an opportunity for advanced study at Purdue
         University.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the person-
     nel recommendations be approved.

     In approving the appointment of Robert A. Madsen and the
     resignation of L. T. Wallace, the Board acted as a Board of
     Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station.

 5.  Gifts

     Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
     sented for acceptance by the Board of Regents as follows:

     a)  From Robert A. Millard, Ely, Nevada, $5 for the Bixby-
         Boardman Memorial Fund.

     b)  From the Reno Chapter, Nevada Society of Professional
         Engineers, $50 for the Boardman-Bixby Memorial Fund.

     c)  From George W. Mitchell, Eureka, Nevada, a set of 24
         volumes of Transactions of the American Institute of
         Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, for the Mackay
         School of Mines Library.

     d)  From Philip R. De Vita, student, $5 to be added to the
         David Russell Loan Fund in appreciation for the help
         which this fund has been to him.

     e)  From the Indian Education Division, State Department of
         Education, $300 for a scholarship for Julia Day for the
         first semester of this school year, and two checks of
         $500 each (total of $1000) for Raymond R. Wright of the
         two semesters of the school year.

     f)  From the local Society of Ebonettes, $100 as a special
         scholarship for Bertha Mae Mack.

     g)  From the Las Vegas Chapter, Executives' Secretaries,
         Inc., $500 toward the needs of the Business Administra-
         tion Department of Nevada Southern.

     h)  From the following donors, the amounts indicated for
         furnishing the Science Laboratories in the new Classroom
         building in Las Vegas.

             Las Vegas Machine, Inc., Las Vegas         $50
             Standard Wholesale Supply Co., Las Vegas    25
             Las Vegas Electric Co., Las Vegas           50
             California-Pacific Utilities, Co.,
                 San Francisco, California               50

     Payments on existing scholarship funds, as follows:

     a)  From the American Potash and Chemical Corporation, Los
         Angeles, for the American Potash and Chemical Corpora-
         tion Scholarship - $500

     b)  From the El Capitan Club, Hawthorne, for the El Capitan
         Club Scholarship - $250

     c)  From Harry Frost, Reno, for the William S. Lunsford
         Scholarship - $100

     d)  From the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. of Nevada, for the
         Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. Scholarship - $150

     e)  From Raymond I. Smith, Reno, for the Harold's Club
         Scholarships - $19,100

     f)  From Gordon Thompson, Reno, for the Reuben C. Thompson
         Scholarships - $100

     g)  From Gene Winer, Bakersfield, California, for the Rita
         Hope Winer Scholarship - $50

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the gifts be
     accepted and that the Secretary write a note of thanks to
     each donor on behalf of the Board.

 6.  Nursery and Arboretum

     A proposed lease agreement was presented whereby a Federal
     Conservation Program, through the State Forester-Firewarden,
     would be established on the University Main Station Farm in
     the form of a tree nursery and arboretum.  The proposed
     lease agreement had been checked by the Attorney General
     and his opinion was that the Board of Regents is fully au-
     thorized in the management of University property to enter
     into such an agreement.  The lease agreement has been ex-
     amined by Comptroller Hayden and Dean Adams and was pre-
     sented with the approval of both.

     Motion of Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the University
     enter into the agreement and that the Comptroller of the
     Board be authorized to sign on behalf of the Board of Re-
     gents.

 7.  Use of Gas - University Campus

     President Stout read a memo from the faculty of the Mackay
     School of Mines, which called attention to explosion hazards
     involved in the use of a heavier-than-air gas mixture, such
     as is used by the City of Reno.  The letter urged use of a
     type of gas which is lighter than air.

     It was agreed, by consensus, that a committee be appointed
     by the President to study the gas problem and to make a
     report and recommendations concerning it, and that action by
     the Board of Regents be deferred until the report is sub-
     mitted.

 8.  Mrs. G. B. Blair

     A letter from Mrs. G. B. Blair, widow of Professor Blair,
     was presented in which she proposed that the University
     grant her some form of annuity payments for which the Uni-
     versity would receive her house and lot at 1059 North
     Sierra Street upon her death.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the Presi-
     dent be authorized to investigate the proposal to see if
     some way might be found to make payments to Mrs. Blair on
     the condition that her property would accrue to the Uni-
     versity upon her death.

 9.  School of Nursing

     President Stout called upon Dean Wood who discussed the
     proposed curriculum for the School of Nursing, and the
     process by which it was studied by the Academic Committee
     prior to approval by that group.  All the Deans discussed
     its details with Dean Yingling, and many suggestions for
     modification were included in the final report.  The in-
     dividual courses that are to be taught by faculty members
     other than those of the Nursing faculty have been reviewed
     and approved by the Departments concerned.  The proposed
     curriculum has been reviewed and discussed by a group of
     citizens representing the medical and dental professions,
     the local hospital administrations, the Public Health
     Service, the medical auxiliaries and the State Board of
     Nurse Examiners.  It has also been reviewed by Margaret
     Bridgman, consultant for the National League for Nursing.
     The proposed Nursing education program would require some
     36 months instruction and would fulfill all requirements
     for a baccalaureate degree of the University of Nevada.
     It will also meet requirements for regional and national
     accreditation.  Its successful completion would qualify
     students to take the examinations for licensure as a regis-
     tered Nurse in Nevada.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the initial
     program for the Orvis School of Nursing be established as a
     collegiate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in
     Nursing degree.

10.  Right-of-Way Request

     A letter from the Bell Telegraph Company was presented in
     which reference was made to the right-of-way granted to the
     Sierra Pacific Power Company through the Main Station Farm
     (minutes of January 4, 1957) to provide power facilities to
     the Hidden Valley development and golf course.  The Tele-
     phone Company proposes to follow the same route as the
     Power Company in order to provide telephone service to that
     area, with intention to purchase an interest in and to
     utilize the Power Company's poles with interest poles where
     necessary.  The proposed right-of-way agreement had been
     checked by Mr. Poolman, who reported that it was in order.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the right-of-
     way be granted to the Bell Telephone Company, and that the
     Chairman be authorized to sign on behalf of the Board of
     Regents; further, that the Chairman be authorized to sign
     a new right-of-way agreement with the Sierra Pacific Power
     Company (to replace the one authorized in meeting of Janu-
     ary 4, 1957) which would change the route to follow along
     the fence at the Main Station Farm.

11.  Capital Outlay

     Mimeographed material was distributed listing the University
     projects and amounts requested in Capital Outlay, the Plan-
     ning Board recommendation to the Governor and the proposed
     schemes A, B, C and D for carrying out the University's
     building program.

     It was agreed, by consensus, that only Scheme A be presented
     to the joint meeting of the Assembly Ways and Means Commit-
     tee and the Senate Finance Committee, scheduled for this
     afternoon (February 28).

12.  Student Records

     Dr. Anderson proposed and discussed a follow-up study on
     additional education and/or employment of graduates of the
     pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-veterinary Departments and
     such others as the President may direct, as the basis of a
     study on why we should or should not join a compact, such
     as the Western Inserstate Compact.  He proposed that these
     records should be kept in the office of the appropriate
     Deans.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson carried unanimously that it shall be
     the policy of the University of Nevada to establish follow-
     up records of graduates of the pre-medical, pre-dental and
     pre-veterinary Departments and other students, as needs and
     staff warrant.

13.  Faculty Organization

     Dr. Anderson presented and discussed a prepared outline for
     proposed faculty organization to be used as a working guide
     in setting up a faculty organization which he believed
     would be more acceptable to the faculty than its present
     set-up, and at the same time provide the University Adminis-
     tration with sufficient administrative powers.  President
     Stout presented a prepared statement entitled, "The Organi-
     zation for Administration of the University of Nevada", on
     which he had been working, and which defined the duties and
     responsibilities of the officers, faculties and divisions
     of the University.  Discussion followed.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson lost, with the following vote, that
     the two statements be typed in the same form and that both
     be submitted to the Faculty Forum with a statement that
     they are indications of types of plans that have been pre-
     sented to the Board of Regents and that they indicate the
     character of matters which they are authorized to study.

         Vote:  Thompson, Anderson     - "aye"
                Lombardi, Hardy, Grant - "no"

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, amended by Mr. Thompson, carried
     unanimously that the Board of Regents wishes to encourage
     the faculty to formulate a plan of faculty organization
     for presentation to the Administration and the Board of
     Regents.  In its consideration, the faculty is authorized
     to consider the proper functioning and advisory jurisdic-
     tion of the separate College faculties as such, to consider
     the proper functioning and advisory jurisdiction of the
     general faculty as a whole, and to suggest proper methods
     of organization for the general faculty to carry out its
     advisory functions.

14.  Silas E. Ross Hall

     Dr. Lombardi presented the Resolution naming the new build-
     ing on the Reno Campus, "Silas E. Ross Hall", which resolu-
     tion becomes a part of the minutes of the meeting of Janu-
     ary 4, 1957, in accord with the action of the Board of Re-
     gents on that date.

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 noon.

The members of the Board of Regents and members of the University
Administration met with the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and
the Senate Finance Committee in Carson City at 2:30 P.M.

                             A. C. Grant
                             Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary