UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

March 1-2, 1941 

Volume 5 - Pages 307-309

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        March 1, 1941

Meeting called to order by Chairman Ross at 9:30 A.M., members
present:  Judge Brown, Mrs. Wardin, Dr. Olmsted and Mr. Ross.

Regents approved Regents Checks on List No. 8 as follows, 01-101
to 01-116 for a total of $53,000.55 and State Claims, List No. 8,
01-149 to 01-171.

Mr. Ross moved that the minutes of the January 30, 1941 meeting
be approved.  Passed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mrs. Wardin suggested that an invitation be extended by the Pres-
ident to Miss Sissa and Miss Beckwith and others who are away
from the University to attend the Commencement celebration.

Dr. Hartman told the Regents about the cannon to be given the
University from the Mackay Estate if University provides trans-
portation.  Regents decided to wait until more information was

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman the Regents authorized Mr. Ross
to sign the proxy for Standard Brands stock for the Board.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman presented a letter from the Nevada Star Grange, which
desires to purchase land from the University Farm for a meeting
hall for the Grange.  Mr. Ross recommended that the land be given
them for a small fee if the Legislature will give its consent.
The President and Mr. Gorman, with the representatives of the
Farm Bureau, are to take the matter up before the Legislature.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Mrs. Jane Clark offering the Re-
gents the property along the Western Pacific railroad as a gift.
Dr. Hartman also read a letter from Harlan Johnson on behalf of
property owners on University Heights, concerning this same
piece of property along the railroad formerly owned by Mrs.
Clark, in which they offered the University the property.  Mrs.
Clark is to deed the property to the University, the property
having been paid for by the group of property owners on the
Heights.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the property be accepted and
letters be writen to those concerned thanking them.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross presented the State Auditor's report on the accounts of
the Comptroller's office.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the report be
accepted, filed and letter of appreciation be written to the
State Auditor.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman presented the following list of graduates as of
December 21, 1940, and recommended that the names be approved as


    Bachelor of Arts

        Basil Dean Benedict             Joseph F. Kievit
        Theda Frances Burrus            Maude Patterson
        Mary Louise Carmody             Sally Wilse Robinson
        Donald Pennell Downs            Roy Blake Speers
        Artemus Wineman Ham, Jr.        Marlynn N. Thompson
        Peter Tom Kelley                Charles E. Whitham, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science

        Mary Elizabeth Wood


        Frances A. Ahlers


    Bachelor of Science

        Dudley L. Davis                 James C. Perkins
        Charles Campbell Fox            Edward Thomas Wise


    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman asked for an expression of opinion from the Board as
to whether or not he should send information about bids to in-
quiring parties.  It was the opinion of the Regents that anyone
was free to come when the bids were opened and have a representa-
tive present but that the President is not obligated to send out

Mr. Ross suggested that the President let Mr. Sibley know about
the policy of the Board in the past with regard to faculty mem-
bers who are ill - salary continues.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from S. B. Doten concerning the pur-
chase of Dania Hall by the negro church, in which he suggested
that the University purchase the hall for use as a storehouse
for valuable Experiment Station records.  Dr. Hartman expressed
his opinion that the University could take no part in the matter
of the negroes renting the hall.  Judge Brown stated that the
University had no legal right to participate in the affair from
the University point of view but that as individuals they could
do what they pleased.

Bids on the new Gymnasium were opened at this time.  Meeting ad-
journed at 12 noon to await tabulation of the bids.

Meeting reconvened at 3 P.M. at which time the following bids
were considered:

    Base Bid (no omissions)

    De Luca and Son, San Francisco                        none
    Schuler and Mc Donald, Oakland                    $525,000
    Ludwig Flyge, Reno                                 584,139
    Neilson, Erbentraut and Summers, San Francisco     615,000
    M. R. Peterson, Sacramento                         548,638
    H. Mayson, Los Angeles                             619,000

    Base Bid B (omitting north portion)

    De Luca and Son, San Francisco                    $548,000
    Schuler and Mc Donald, Oakland                     447,000
    Ludwig Flyge, Reno                                 474,895
    Neilson, Erbentraut and Summers, San Francisco     460,000
    M. R. Peterson, Sacramento                         439,559
    H. Mayson, Los Angeles                             489,000

All bids were rejected as being too high.

Mr. Gorman read a letter suggesting certain items which could
be excluded from the total cost of the Gymnasium.

Meeting adjourned.