02/29/1924

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 29, 1924
 



02-29-1924
Volume OE - Pages 370-372

                         Reno, Nevada
                      February 29, 1924

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark
Friday morning, February 29th, 1924, at 10 o'clock.  Present:
Regents Pratt, Mrs. Hood, Judge Talbot and Mr. Williams of
the Board, President Clark and Comptroller Gorman.  Absent:
Mrs. Williams.

The minutes of the meeting of January 31, 1924 were approved
upon motion of Regent Pratt.  Vote:

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

List No. 15, Regents' Checks Nos. 4009 to 4018 for the net sum
of $36,011.45, and List No. 15, State Claims, Nos. 154 to 165
for the net sum of $21,367.85, were approved on motion of Mrs.
Hood.  Vote:

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

President Clark recommended that the resignation of Mr. Arevalo
as Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages be
accepted as from September 1, 1924, in accord with the request
of Mr. Arevalo and as recommended by Dr. Schappelle.  Judge
Talbot moved that the President's recommendation be approved.
Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Professor Stanley Palmer and at the
request of Mr. Mc Carthy, President Clark recommended that the
resignation of Mr. Rollin H. Mc Carthy as Instructor in Electri-
cal Engineering be accepted from and after September 1, 1924.
Mr. Williams moved the acceptance of the President's recommenda-
tion.  Vote:

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

President Clark read to the Board a letter he had just received
from Mrs. A. E. Gammon of Pacific Grove asking if $2000 would
make an acceptable scholarship foundation at this University.

President Clark reported that, in accord with the direction of
the Regents, he had had a "Gold Star" page engrossed in the Book
of the Oath.  The Regents approved the work of Mr. Espina and
appreciated the very moderate charge made for the work.

In this connection the President advised the Board that President
Shawkey of Marshall College, West Virginia, had written him that
he was going to Chicago to consult bookmakers there to see if he
could secure a similar book for the oath of Marshall College,
which they have adapted from the "Oath" of the University of
Nevada.

The members of the Board expressed themselves as not interested
in the proposition of the Intermountain Press Clipping Bureau
to supply us regularly with press clippings.

President Clark submitted a contract between the Veterans Bureau
and the University of Nevada for a 12-week Summer Session in
Mathematics and Business Administration for the coming Summer.

President Clark read a letter from Professor F. W. Wilson in
charge of the University Farm to the effect that the wooden
syphon pipe under which 15 acres of the Farm were formerly ir-
rigated was in a very bad condition.  He asked that the present
8-inch wooden pipe be replaced with a 12-inch pipe.  The present
pipe was second-hand Reno sewer pipe when placed on the Farm 17
years ago, is now badly rotted and filled with roots from the
cottonwood trees growing near most of its length.

Followed detailed discussion regarding the possibilities of
patching the old pipe.  Professor Wilson was called into con-
ference on the matter.  It was finally decided that he should
have sections of the pipe uncovered and that the Board members
would go to the Farm with him at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning
and inspect the pipe, reserving decision in the matter until
after this inspection had been made.

Comptroller Gorman, at the request of the Chairman, gave the
present status of the securing of the 90,000 Acre Grant securi-
ties for the information of Regent Williams, who was not present
at the former meeting of the Board at which this question came
up.  After the matter had been explained, Mr. Williams moved that
the Regents take steps to bring the opinion of the Attorney Gen-
eral regarding the possession by the Board of Regents of the
securities of the 90,000 Acre Grant before the Supreme Court for
final decision.  Vote:

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

Judge Talbot called attention of the Board that even under the
opinion of the Attorney General, they were privileged to order
the investment of moneys in this Fund in any bonds which they
might select.  With this new angle on the situation and the de-
sire of the Judge to consult Judge Frank Norcross about the
matter since the University cannot pay for the services of an
attorney before the Supreme Court and since the Attorney General,
who is the legal attorney for the University cannot serve in
cases where appeal from his decision is being brought by the Re-
gents, Mr. Williams modified his motion as follows:

    I move that Judge Talbot be delegated to report at the next
    meeting of the Board upon the proper method of presenting our
    case to the Supreme Court.

Vote:

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

The Secretary of the Board was instructed to have copies made of
all correspondence and of the opinion of the Attorney General
as submitted to the Governor for the use of Judge Talbot in the
pursuance of his investigation.

Adjourned to meet Saturday morning at about 11 o'clock.

The adjourned meeting of the Board was held at 11 o'clock Satur-
day morning, March 1, 1924.  Present:  Regents Pratt, Mrs. Hood,
Judge Talbot and Mr. Williams for the Board and President Clark.

The Board reported its findings at the Farm, discussed in detail
all possible expedients, again conferred with Professor Wilson
and, while regretting an expenditure of so large an amount which
was not budgeted for the Farm, the apparent necessity of this
emergency item seemed too urgent to permit of any further delay.
Mrs. Hood therefore moved that the Regents authorize the purchase
immediately of 2000 feet of 10-inch pipe at .594 cents per foot.

Chairman Pratt called for further discussion.  Regent Williams
suggested that perhaps if less than 2000 feet were ordered, the
rate per foot would probably be greater than the price quoted and
that it might be unwise economy on the part of the Board to pur-
chase less than the requirement.  With the understanding that
Professor Wilson would have the 2000 feet of 8-inch wooden pipe
removed carefully with the idea of salvaging, if possible, 875
feet of it, or enough to bring an additional 3 1/2 acres under
cultivation.  Mrs. Hood's motion was carried by the following
vote:

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

Adjourned.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary