UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 3-4, 1962


Pages 163-182



March 3, 1962

The Board of Regents met in room 205, Morrill Hall, Reno Campus,

on Saturday, March 3, 1962. Present: Regents Anderson, Arnold,

Broadbent, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Magee; Mr. Porter,

Chief Deputy Attorney General was present as Legal Adviser. The

State Planning Board was represented by Messrs. Hancock, Sandorf,

Thompson, and Isbell, who were present for discussions pertaining

to the University's building program. Mr. Barrett, State Budget

Director, was present as an observer.

Reporters Leavy, Miles, Laxalt, Bean, Toddy Watkins, and a Jour-

nalism student covered the meeting for the Press.

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the meeting of January 6, 1962 were approved

upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, and

unanimous vote.

2. Check Registers

President Armstrong recommended approval of the Check Regis-

ters, as submitted by the Business Manager, as attached.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the Check Registers be


3. Candidates for Degrees

President Armstrong presented with his recommendation the

list of candidates for graduation as of January 24, 1962.

These candidates had been approved by the faculties of the

several Colleges and their records checked by the Registrar

and the Business Office.


Frade, Marianne Elaine B. S. in H. Ec.


Anderson, Andrew Vance B. S.

Arrizabalaga, Joan Frances B. A.

Cannon, John Michael B. A.

Chambers, Howard Paul B. A.

Coffman, Larry Roger B. A.

Douglass, Patricia Ann B. A.

Humlicek, Janice B. A.

Kroushi, Nancilyn Sanders B. A.

Lutz, David E. B. A.

Martin, Frederick Merlin B. S.

Moss, Merle Rae B. S.

Piper, Larry Warren B. A.

Reynolds, Ronald R. B. A.

Rosse, Herman La Verne, Jr. B. S. in Chem. Tech.

Stotler, Colleen Clayton B. A.

Van Houck, Valere C. B. A.

Youngs, Susan Roy B. A.


Geertsema, Richard H. B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Grohs, Arthur Clair B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Joyce, Jewel Gage B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Keegan, Thomas Gardner B. S. in Bus. Adm.

King, Richard Norman B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Longacre, David Gene B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Magaddino, Peter James B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Mc Gehee, Robert N., Jr. B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Moody, William Raymond B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Mullins, William E. B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Phelps, Lonnie Gene B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Wells, Howard A., Jr. B. S. in Bus. Adm.


Anderson, Mary Dow B. S. in Ed.

Carleton, Jacqueline Coats B. S. in Ed.

Clark, Marie Larson B. S. in Ed.

Cobb, Alice Andrea B. S. in Ed.

Coppin, Edward C. B. S. in Ed.

Corley, Robert Martin B. A. in Ed.

De Klotz, Gladys Faye B. A. in Ed.

Elwart, Jo Anne Constance B. A. in Ed.

Garcia, Jo Anne Mc Nalley B. S. in Ed.

Genasci, John Edmund B. S. in Ed.

Markhart, Carmelita Marvin B. S. in Ed.

Mc Alister, Norton B. B. S. in Ed.

Mason, De Ann Mc Gowan B. S. in Ed.

Mickey, Lo Ren B. S. in Ed.

Moore, Benjamin Clarence, Jr. B. S. in Ed.

Mross, George Alexander B. A. in Ed.

Perkins, Anne Brownlie B. S. in Ed.

Rhodig, Phyllis Read B. S. in Ed.

Ripley, Richard Pete B. S. in Ed.

Swinney, Vincent G. B. S. in Ed.

Vidano, Robert Joseph B. S. in Ed.

Wood, Marguerite Savage B. A. in Ed.


Colen, Steven Alfred B. S. in M. E.

Stone, Edward Walter B. S. in C. E.

Swainston, Harry Wright B. S. in E. Sc.

Whipple, Delano Edward B. S. in M. E.


Heagerty, Dan Joseph B. S. in Geol. Engr.

Jones, William Warren B. S. in Geol. Engr.

Uchida, Kenji B. S. in Met. Engr.


Aldaz, Helene Stark M. of Ed.

Carlisle, Eugene Dale M. A.

Clark, Henry Louis M. of Ed.

Clute, Doris R. M. of Ed.

Di Silvestro, I. Anthony M. of Ed.

Evans, Frederika B. M. A.

Graviet, Donald Le Roy M. of Ed.

Holman, Ila Eason M. A.

Klinchuch, George Clarence M. of Ed.

Livsey, Herbert F., Jr. M. of Ed.

Nelson, Marguerite C. M. of Ed.

Schuyler, Donald R. II M. S.

So, John Jon M. S.

Speth, Charles Franklin M. S.

Strandberg, James Michael M. A.

Wasden, Howard A. M. of Ed.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the candidates be approved and that they

be granted the indicated degrees and diplomas.

4. Gifts and Grants

President Armstrong presented the following list of gifts

and grants which had been received, and recommended formal

acceptance by the Board:

For the Library, Reno Campus

Books (unless otherwise noted) from the following donors:

Weld Arnold, Carson City

Mike Cannon, Reno

Vernon Durkee, Reno

Clark J. Guild, Jr., Reno (in memory of Mrs. Hazel


Frank Vernon, Reno - copy of the Declaration of


Mrs. Richard Magee, Austin

From various donors - $4,873.75 for the Newton Crumley

Memorial Book Fund

For the Library, Las Vegas Campus

Books (unless otherwise noted) from the following donors:

Mrs. Ruth Berg, Las Vegas, two cartons of classical

piano scores

Congressman Walter S. Baring

Miss Ann Brewington, Las Vegas

Dr. Lauren L. Brink, Nevada Southern

Dr. Eleanore Bushnell, Nevada Southern

Mr. Peter S. Miller, Las Vegas

Dr. Sigrid Moe, Nevada Southern

Dr. Jacob Orleans, Nevada Southern

Mr. A. J. Shaver, Las Vegas

Mr. Clarence Stone, Las Vegas

Mr. Donald Mc Garrow, Las Vegas

Mr. Charles Ross, Nevada Southern


From Bell Telephone Company of Nevada - $50 for the

Mathematics Contest.

From Edward R. Uhlig, Ossining, New York - $25 under the

General Electric Matching Funds Program.

From Dr. Lon S. Mc Girk, Mackay School of Mines - issues of

"Surveying and Mapping Journal" and "The Journal of American

Concrete Institute" for the Mackay School of Mines Library.

From the Hancock Foundation, Reno - $2500 for purchase of

equipment by the Desert Research Institute for the Allie M.

Lee Research Professorship.

From Titanium Metals Corporation, Henderson - a Bausch and

Lomb Littrow Spectrograph and a Jarrell-Ash Varisource Unit,

at a resale value of $3000 for Nevada Southern.

From the De Luca Importing Company, Las Vegas - $1000 for

purchase of bound science periodicals for the Library of

Nevada Southern in memory of John J. De Luca.

From the following donors for the Nevada Southern Music

Concert Series:

Charles W. Ross, Nevada Southern Regional Division - $10

Mrs. Madison Martin, Las Vegas - $30

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bunch, Las Vegas - $25

Bill Willard, Las Vegas - $25

Mrs. Alice Morgan, Las Vegas - $15

Mr. and Mrs. Lin Rothwell, North Las Vegas - $5

Ruth Boyd, Las Vegas - $20

Flora Dungan, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. David Boyer - $25

Mildred Dishner - $10


From L. H. Winer, Mill Valley, California - $50 for the Rita

Hope Winer Scholarship Fund.

From Mr. Robert Compston, Smith, Nevada - $25 for the Mabel

Mc Vicar Batjer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

From the Nevada State Nurses Association, District III, Las

Vegas - $200 for the scholarship fund of the Orvis School of


From the University Scholarship Foundation, Beverly Hills,

California - $150 for a scholarship fund for the Art


From the Nevada Rebekah Assembly - $100 for the Rebekah

Assembly Scholarship.

Loan Fund

From the Wolf Club, Reno - $400 to establish the Wolf Club

Revolving Loan Fund, under the following conditions:

This gift shall be known as the Wolf Club Revolving Loan

Fund and the principal and the income thereof shall be

used at the discretion of said Board of Regents in fur-

thering the objectives herein stated:

1. The maximum loan which may be granted from this fund

shall not exceed the total of consolidated fees and

tuition during any semester.

2. There shall be no interest charged the user of this

loan fund.

3. Repayment shall be due and payable on each loan

within five years of the date of application for

each individual loan granted.

4. Eligibility to borrow from this loan fund shall be

restricted to full-time students engaged in student

activities at the University of Nevada, who, for

various reasons, are unable to secure needed finan-

cial assistance through normal University channels.

5. It is expected that Department Heads, or a person

designated by the Department Head, will initiate

and certify as to the eligibility of an applicant

to the Director of Financial Aids. The Director of

Financial Aids, after careful consideration, will

forward only those applications consistent with es-

tablished policies to the executive officer of the

Wolf Club for review and recommendation. Final

acceptance or rejection of any or all applications

is to be delegated to the appropriate University

Official (normally through the Director of Financial

Aids to the Vice President for final approval).

6. As long as the Wolf Club continues its formal organ-

ization the executive officer shall reserve the pre-

rogative of review and recommendation on any or all

loan applications forwarded to him by the Financial

Aids Officer. Should the Club disband at some fu-

ture date, the principal and repayments of this fund

shall be used in the above manner and intent under

the supervision of an appropriate University Offi-

cial appointed by said Board of Regents.

I further direct and declare that it is our intention

that the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

shall, at any date in the future, have a large and wide

discretion in the use of such fund for such purposes as,

in their opinion, the same can be so used as to be the

most beneficial to said University of Nevada in line

with the intent herein stated.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Dale Whiddett, D. D. S.

President, Wolf Club


From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$8,065 for support of an "Undergraduate Science Education

Program" under the direction of Paul F. Secord, Department

of Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology; and $23,525 for

support of a "Summer Science Training Program for Secondary

School Students" under the direction of Wendell A. Mordy,

Department of Atmospheric Physics, Desert Research Insti-


From the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare,

under the National Defense Graduate Fellowship Program - 3

graduate fellowships totaling $7,500 each for a 3-year per-

iod of study toward doctoral degrees in the Geology Depart-

ment of the Mackay School of Mines, plus $2,500 additional

to the University toward cost of conducting the program.


From the Agnes B. Momand Estate (Betty Roberts Trust) -

$93,816.75, representing the final payment of principal

and interest in accordance with the terms of the decree.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the

Secretary write a note of thanks to each donor.

5. Bid Opening

President Armstrong reported as follows: A meeting to open

bids was held in room 202, Morrill Hall, at 2:00 P.M., on

Thursday, January 4, 1962. Present were Assistant Business

Manager Hattori, University Engineer Rogers and representa-

tives of bidding firms. Bid notice had duly appeared in



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Hattori as follows:

Pagni Brothers Construction Company - accompanied by

bid bond - Base Bid $2,165.00

Leonard W. Smith, General Contractor - accompanied by

bid bond - Base Bid $1,395.00

It is recommended that the low bid as submitted by Leonard

W. Smith, General Contractor, be accepted and a contract be

entered into with that firm to accomplish the work.

The bid is in line with the estimate prepared by the Uni-

versity Engineer's Office and funds are available in the

Dining Commons Reserve Fund #22-0250-80.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer


Robert Kersey, Director of Student Affairs

Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

Kenneth E. Young for Charles J. Armstrong, President

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously by roll call vote, that the acceptance of the

bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.

6. Regents' Building Committee Meeting, January 18, 1962

Dr. Anderson read and discussed the minutes, as follows:


January 18, 1962

Present: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Crumley, Mrs. Magee,

Dr. Lombardi, Vice President Young, University Engineer

Rogers, Assistant Engineer Whalen, University Editor Laxalt,

Business Manager Humphrey, Director of Student Services

Kersey, Mr. Graham Erskine and Mr. Joseph Harden.

1. Addition to Student Union Building

Mr. Graham Erskine and Mr. Joseph Harden of Ferris and

Erskine presented proposed revised parti sketches for

the addition to the Student Union building. It was ex-

plained that the deletion of the bowling alleys and the

reduction of size in the student health service had

made it desirable to revise the plans previously approv-

ed by the Committee. The revised parti sketches have

been reviewed and approved by the Faculty Building Com-

mittee and the University Engineer. Dr. Lombardi moved,

Mr. Arnold seconded, that the proposed parti sketches be

approved. The motion was passed. Mr. Rogers will re-

port this action to the State Planning Board.

2. Library Furniture

Dr. Anderson reviewed the background of this problem,

as follows:

a. At a meeting on September 16, 1961, Mr. Francis

Brooks, State Purchasing Agent, agreed to make

arrangements to have samples of certain disputed

items of Library furniture made available for in-

spection by the Board of Regents and to inform the

manufacturers not to proceed with the production of

these items until it was determined that they met


b. In a letter to Mr. Brooks on November 7, 1961, Mr.

James D. Rogers, University Engineer, confirmed this

agreement and listed the disputed items.

c. By January 5, 1962, a complete shipment of Library

tables, one of the items under dispute, had been

delivered to the University by Estey Corporation.

Mr. Rogers called Mr. Brooks and notified him of

this delivery and the University's concern that

this was not in line with our agreement.

d. On January 6, 1962, the Board of Regents was noti-

fied of this development, and the Board voted unani-

mously that a letter be sent to Mr. Brooks, with

a copy to Governor Grant Sawyer, asking that Mr.

Brooks proceed to bring samples of the disputed

items before the Board of Regents as soon as pos-

sible and reminding him that the manufacturers of

these items are not to proceed with the orders until

such time as the samples have been examined to de-

termine that they meet specifications. Such a let-

ter was sent to Mr. Brooks as of January 18, 1962.

e. Tentative plans have been made to move into the new

Library building between semesters (January 22-31).

Technical wood furniture and lounge furniture are

among the disputed items and will not be available

at the time of the move. However, the Library can

get by without these. If the disputed tables are

not accepted, the Library will either have to: (1)

postpone the move or (2) use temporary tables of

some kind on a highly makeshift basis.

It was reported that Dr. Young, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Whalen

and Mr. Heron had examined the tables, and as a result

of this examination the following questions have been


a. The table tops show indications of warpage. Is

the amount of warpage (3/8 inch) acceptable? Will

this warpage increase?

b. The side rails on the tables are so deep that the

arms on the chairs will not clear them when the

glides on the table legs are in low position. How

can this be corrected?

c. Does the finish on the metal meet specifications?

The paint has been sprayed rather than dipped. Are

these equivalent processes? Was the metal "bonder-

ized" as called for in the specifications?

d. Are the table edges handworked as called for in the


e. Are the glide mounts installed with a heavy steel

plate inside the table legs as called for in the


f. The table legs do not have an inner-channel. Do

they meet specifications?

It was pointed out that these and any other questions

that might be raised concerning the meeting of speci-

fications involve technical knowledge regarding pro-

duction methods, material equivalencies, etc., and that

this knowledge is not possessed by any one at the Uni-


The following courses of action were discussed:

a. In regard to Mr. Brooks' violation of agreement:

(1) The University might ignore this matter (be-

yond the letter that already has been sent to

Mr. Brooks, with a copy to the Governor).

(2) The University might issue a statement to the

Press, emphasizing the bad faith involved, and

the inconvenience caused the University.

(3) The University might refuse to accept the furn-

iture on this ground, aside from other consid-

erations (see below).

b. In regard to the acceptance or rejection of the


(1) The University might accept the tables as de-

livered, with expressed reluctance and reser-


(2) The University might reject the tables because

they were delivered in violation of the agree-

ment with Mr. Brooks (see above).

(3) The University might reject the tables because

it is believed that they do not meet specifi-


(4) The University might refuse to accept the tab-

les until it is determined by expert analysis

that they do meet specifications.

(5) The University might refuse to accept the tab-

les until the supplier will make certain writ-

ten guarantees concerning the condition and

life of service of the furniture.

Governor Grant Sawyer, who was on Campus, was invited to

join the group while they inspected the tables. The Re-

gents requested that a sample of the table be submitted

to an independent testing agency for a determination as

to whether or not the table meets specifications. Gov-

ernor Sawyer agreed to this request and stated that he

would direct Mr. Brooks to get in touch with the Univer-

sity Engineer's Office immediately in order to work out

arrangements for such a test of the table and other dis-

puted items.

Governor Sawyer suggested that the Board of Regents ask

the Attorney General for an opinion concerning the Uni-

versity's constitutional status and whether or not this

might free the University from the control of the State

Purchasing Board.

/s/ Kenneth E. Young

Acting Secretary

Mr. Rogers reported that he had discussed with the State

Planning Board the revisions and deletions as agreed upon

by the Regents' Building Committee for the addition to the

Student Union building.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the Board ratify the parti sketches for the

addition to the Student Union, with revisions and deletions,

as approved by the Building Committee, and accept the min-

utes of the meeting.

7. Regents' Building Committee Meeting, March 2, 1962

Dr. Anderson discussed the minutes of the meeting.


March 2, 1962

The Board of Regents' Building Committee met in President

Armstrong's Office in Morrill Hall at 9:30 A.M. on the above


Present were: Dr. Anderson, Chairman, Dr. Armstrong, Mr.

Germain, Mr. Grant, Mr. Humphrey, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. James

Rogers, and Dr. Young. Due to weather conditions, Mr.

Arnold was unable to come to the meeting until later in the

morning during the discussion on the building program.

Mr. Rogers reported on the highway situation as it concerns

the University. A meeting was held on February 23, 1962

with the Deputy Highway Engineer and his staff, and Mr.

Hancock of the State Planning Board. Oddie Boulevard was

placed first on the County Engineer's list for improvement

as a secondary highway. This recommendation, when approved

by the County Commissioners, will go to the Highway Depart-

ment. If Oddie Boulevard does get number one priority the

work will start immediately with the use of Federal funds

for secondary highway improvement. Mr. Rogers believed this

would be a great asset to the University in solving traffic

problems in this area.

There had been some design done to widen North Virginia

Street from Artemisia Hall to Sierra Street, but the Highway

Department is reluctant to do this as it posed several prob-

lems -- one being the light at the intersection of North

Virginia and East Ninth which causes some difficulty in bad

weather on this slope, with cars skidding. Mr. Rogers stat-

ed that the Highway Department does not wish to maintain

Virginia Street as an alternate highway when 395 is routed

through the eastern part of the City.

Mr. Rogers then suggested that the Regents support con-

struction of Oddie Boulevard and to minimize the effort to

widen Virginia Street.

The point was raised as to how the motel operators on

Virginia Street would take this, but Dr. Young pointed out

that they would most certainly still have the benefit of the

parents coming in from out of town to see students register-

ed at the University. Mr. Rogers felt that we should argue

against Virginia Street being used by trucks and buses and

felt that they should use Sierra Street and Oddie Boulevard

when completed.

In considering the growth of the Campus across Virginia

Street, it was agreed that North Virginia Street should be

taken out of the highway system and used as a Campus street.

Mr. Rogers felt that the Regents should take a firm stand

on the development of Oddie Boulevard and the widening of

Sierra instead of North Virginia Street as an alternate

highway. The above was recommended to the President by Mr.



Mr. Francis Brooks, Director of State Purchasing Department,

was asked to enter the meeting to give a progress report on

the Library furniture, Reno Campus. He stated that the

analyst for the State of California Testing Laboratory at

Sacramento had completed the tests but he had not as yet

received the results.

It is understood that about three months are allowed before

warpage could be determined and Mr. Brooks stated that we

are covered for anything showing faulty within a year.

Lounge furniture may not be acceptable. Dr. Armstrong asked

if these were not the same items that had been criticized

previously and Mr. Brooks answered in the affirmative. He

did say the chairs had passed inspection and one small cof-

fee table. It was noted that the entire items 16, 17 and

18 would be rejected and go to another furniture manufac-


There has been one difficulty in that the time lapse between

submission of bids and the awarding of bids poses a problem

-- bids might be submitted on a certain stock item but by

the time the bid is awarded the company may have stopped

making that particular number, Mr. Rogers said, in refer-

ence to the 1400 reading chairs.

Mr. Brooks stated that the chairs which Morrill and Machabee

submitted did not meet specifications -- the chairs sent

were different than the sample submitted.

Mr. Brooks recommended acceptance of the 1400 chairs for the

Library and Mr. Rogers concurred.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, that the

1400 reading chairs be accepted. Motion carried.

Mr. Rogers is to contact Armanko's for them to take a table

top for inspection and make a report on the Agriculture

Library furniture.

Mr. Grant then spoke on specifications for the Library

furniture for Nevada Southern and said he wished to empha-

size the extreme heat conditions and that very careful con-

sideration should be given the type of glue used in the

furniture for Las Vegas.

Dr. Anderson asked Mr. Brooks regarding samples of the

lounge furniture and Mr. Brooks said he expected them the

first part of the week and would let Dr. Anderson know when

they were received.

It was strongly stressed that in the matter of future pur-

chases there was to be a closer working together by all con-

cerned in order to avoid such difficulties again arising.

Samples of the remaining articles of Library furniture will

be available for the examination by the Regents' Building

Committee wihin the next ten days.

Building Program Report

Mr. Rodgers, Mr. Hurley and Mr. Kirkpatrick from the firm of

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill then came into the meeting to

present a progress report.

Mr. Rodgers stated they were basing space in accordance with

the resolution by the Board of Regents and they had increas-

ed everything by 10% over their last submittal; that they

had made over changes on things which they had discovered

regarding physical planning such as the Laboratory School

which is a possibility.

He then proceeded to point out some salient features of the

Campus which now exist and stated that one distinct feature

as developed was Manzanita Lake which was the focal point

for student activities and from which one can get a beauti-

ful view of the surrounding mountains. He showed the build-

ings which had come into being since the war; that Clark

Hall was being remodeled for an Administration building and

the Dormitory area as now established. The first map or

drawing showed buildings located within the perimeter of a

five minute walk to the new Library, with the second circle

on the map denoting the distance of a 10 minute walk from

the Library.

The second drawing of the Master Plan showed the projection

based on a ten year period at the end of which it is esti-

mated we should have approximately 7,000 full time students

on Campus -- 1972.

The firm has tried to plan capability of land which the

University has now, and what land should be acquired.

The original quadrangle is the center of the University as

it now stands -- at least the center of the old University.

We should now start developing further north -- it will be

necessary sooner or later.

Mr. Rodgers pointed out in some detail their thinking re-

garding the overall physical and architectural linking to-

gether of the various present and proposed University

buildings to create a well organized plan for the grouping

of certain buildings according to their academic environ-


He pointed out the proposed student housing in the northern

area; said one of the things they must find land for is more

room space for married housing; indicated parking area, and

suggested relocation of Athletic Field -- Mackay Stadium.

Dr. Anderson asked if there were not a need to have some

kind of amphitheatre. Mr. Rodgers pointed out where this

could be done in connection with the new Auditorium which

will be needed and which might be developed with an outdoor


Dr. Anderson then asked to what degree is there any parking

planned. Mr. Rodgers showed the proposed buildings which

were being thought of in terms of three stories high and

interspersed with parking facilities.

Mr. Rodgers pointed up three other things needing land area

-- married housing and fraternity housing which would grow

in proportion to the student population; the College of

Education Laboratory for Experimental School. For this

School the normal amount of land roughly calculated would

be perhaps 8 or 9 acres. One possible site for it, which

had been discussed yesterday, would be quite convenient and

accessible to students going to school -- the area of the

old low cost housing site. The City now owns this and is

talking about converting it into a park. Mr. Rodgers stated

there would be other buildings required for the College of

Education in addition to this one.

In speaking of the present quadrangle, Mr. Rodgers stated

that unless we can preserve it and build around it, he felt

the entire character of the University would change. There

was much discussion pro and con regarding preserving the old

style buildings -- perhaps building new buildings in the

style to match. During this discussion Dr. Armstrong stated

that there was no intention of razing Morrill Hall. Mr.

Rodgers stated he felt somewhat out of place preserving old

buildings constructed years ago but said it was up to the

University and Regents as to their desire.

In discussing the removal of older buildings and their re-

location, Dr. Armstrong asked what sort of money it would

take to move the old Agriculture building. Mr. Rodgers'

answer was that it would cost about $7.50 per square foot

-- a total of approximately $200,000. Dr. Armstrong then

asked that in the case of the Life Science Wing which had

been partly financed by Federal funds, would the University

be able at sometime in the future to relocate this function.

It was thought that this would be acceptable so long as

space was provided for it.

Dr. Armstrong asked if the plan was to use the contours of

the land or if it was planned to do a great deal of level-

ing and filling. Mr. Rodgers stated that the plan was to

use the contours as were and that only one place might have

to be slightly levelled and that was part of the hillside

in the approximate south central section of Mackay Stadium.

There was much discussion regarding the locating of the

Social Science building which is coming up in the near fu-

ture for design. One location indicated on the Master

Plan was on the field of Mackay Stadium, and there was more

discussion regarding the abandonment of this Stadium and the

repercussions that might arise, particulary from the donors.

It was apparent that the University is going to grow to the

north of the present buildings and that another Stadium and

Athletic Field will have to be built. Mr. Germain stated

that the Legislature would ask what the size of the new

field would be and what it was going to cost. Dr. Armstrong

pointed out that Mackay Stadium would necessarily have to be

abandoned immediately if we were to plan for that location

for the Social Science building and that since the Legisla-

ture did not meet again until next year we would be in the

position of planning something for which we would not have


Mr. Rogers, University Engineer, stated that the Physics

building indicated as to being located in the vicinity of

Hartman Hall, and the Social Science building indicated to

be on the field at Mackay Satdium should be interchanged

to fit better within the two different environments as

shown by the Master Plan. This would not necessitate the

decision for abandonment of Mackay Field at this time.

Motion by Mr. Weld Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, that

the Social Science building be located in the general area

adjacent to Hartman Hall. Passed by voice vote with Mr.

Germain abstaining.

Other proposals were asked for and none were forthcoming.

Meeting adjourned at 12:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Mrs. Margaret De Reemer

Acting Secretary

a) Blue Key - Manzanita Lake

Blue Key organization had passed on to the University

Administration an offer of $3000 to it to be used for

cleaning Manzanita Lake if the donor were honored by

having Manzanita Lake renamed after a relative (Evans)

who formerly owned land on which the University is now

situated or that a building on the Campus be so named.

President Armstrong proposed that a memorial plaque

be placed near the Dining Commons noting the signifi-

cance of the donation.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, car-

ried unanimously that President Armstrong be authorized

to try to work out something along this line with the


b) Highways, Vicinity of Reno Campus

Referring to the item in the minutes,

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the Board go on record as urging the

State Highway Department to complete Oddie Boulevard

through to Highway 395.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried unanimously that the Regents go on record as urg-

ing the State Highway Department to defer any proposed

changes regarding North Virginia Street at the present

time and urge that the main arterial traffic be shifted

to the West (Sierra Street).

c) Library Furniture

There was general discussion regarding the Library furn-

iture, especially as to whether or not the Regents'

Building Committee should be empowered to act for the

Board in accepting it.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the Building Committee be authorized to

act on behalf of the Board in accepting or rejecting

Library furniture.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the recommendation of the Regents'

Building Committee that the 1400 reading chairs be

accepted, be approved.

8. Master Plan

Mr. Rodgers of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was present and

discussed the report of his firm as it covers Campus growth,

placement of buildings and other structures, acquisition of

land, etc., with use of model plans.

Discussion centered especially around placement of the

Social Science building and the Physical Science building.

It was generally agreed that the University is not in a

position to place the Social Science building in the loca-

tion indicated by Mr. Rodgers because it would encroach upon

Mackay Stadium, and there is no immediate plan nor money to

move Mackay Stadium to another location. The University

Engineer, Mr. Rogers, stated that no immediate action was

necessary on the relocation of Mackay Stadium because the

Social Science building would better serve its academic

function if located where the Physics building was located

in Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Master Plan, which was the

westernmost building of a new quadrangle located south of

the U. S. Bureau of Mines building and directly west of

Brooks Avenue. He stated that for the same reason the

Physical Science building should be in the location pro-

posed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the Social Science

building. This would place it adjacent to and directly

east of the Physical Science building as shown on their

Master Plan. He stated that the budget for the Social

Science building as now planned would not provide suffi-

cient funds for utilities to the new building. Mr. Grant

proposed that a further study should be made of this loca-

tion for the building, together with the cost of extending

the utilities to it. Mr. Rodgers of Skidmore, Owings &

Merrill stated that his firm could study the relocation of

the Social Science building and have a report within two

to three weeks.

Mr. Hancock estimated cost of the heat lines to be around

$60,000; Mr. Rogers believed it would be close to $100,000.

Mr. Rogers suggested that he be permitted to restudy the

area north and east of the Stadium, and the buildings in-

volved, and submit in writing his recommendations with

reasons stated. It was informally agreed that the building

architect could properly be included in the study group.

Mr. Hancock estimated that about four or five months would

be needed for the architect to draw his plans. They would

then have to be checked and let out for bid, and must be

ready by the latter part of September for presentation to

the Legislature.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the Social Science building be located

northeast of Mackay Stadium, taking into account factors

which were discussed in the meeting of the Board today.

9. Progress Report Building Program

Mr. Rogers discussed the following report on the building

program, as submitted by the State Planning Board Manager:

A. Funded Design Projects

1. Social Science Building, Reno Campus - Architectur-

al negotiations with David Vhay have been deferred

to permit the University to re-evaluate the space

requirements in accordance with the developed Master

Plan criteria, and to permit the Master Planning

firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to completely

analyze the site requirements of this project (Mr.

Rogers stated that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill re-

ceived above information 2/8/62).

2. Advance Planning and Design of a Physical Science

Building, Reno Campus - Further progress on this

project is dependent upon:

(a) Master Planning site criteria

(b) Re-evaluation of space requirements by the


(c) Selection by the University of one of the

three architectural firms recommended by the

State Planning Board

3. Design of Men's and Women's Dormitories, Reno

Campus - Further action is pending receipt of in-

structions from the University of Nevada to proceed.

4. Addition to the Student Union Building and Student

Health Facility, Reno Campus - Preliminary plans

have been approved and the architects are preparing

the intermediate submission for review.

5. Structural Survey of Morrill Hall, Reno Campus -

Completed and transmitted to the University for

analysis with the recommendation from this Office

that consideration be given to its demolition.

6. Master Plan and Models, Both Campuses - Skidmore,

Owings & Merrill submitted a progress schedule in-

dicating completion of the subject projects early

in September, 1962. Review of the physical planning

criteria has been scheduled for March 1-3, 1962.

7. Construction of Outside Courts and Landscaping, Las

Vegas Campus - Action has been deferred pending fur-

ther development of the Master Plan.

8. Rehabilitation and Extension of Utilities, Las Vegas

Campus - Bidding of proposed underground telephone

system has been cancelled due to lack of funds. The

funds intended to finance this project have been ob-

ligated for the completion of the primary power sys-

tem (refer to item B-7 following).

B. Funded Projects Being Bid or Under Construction

1. Remodeling Clark Library, Reno Campus - Bids are to

be received on March 13, 1962.

2. Rehabilitation and Extension of Utilities (Power

and Fire Alarm) - Bids are to be received on March

1, 1962.

3. Extension of Heat Lines, Reno Campus - Progress has

been limited due to inclement weather and the nec-

essity of making certain changes in alignment to

coordinate this work with the proposed Jot Travis

Student Union building addition.

4. Engineering Building, Reno Campus - Due to inclement

weather, progress has been curtailed.

5. Women's Dormitory, Reno Campus - Job progress has

been stopped due to inclement weather preventing

structural concrete work.

6. Getchell Library, Reno Campus - The contractor is

completing certain miscellaneous items of work and

upon satisfactory completion of the items, the

building will be conditionally accepted. Items of

work that cannot be completed due to the seasonal

weather conditions are to be completed prior to

May 1, 1962. Further progress on the furnishings

is pending receipt of the results of the authorized

physical testing.

7. Primary Power, Las Vegas Campus - The project is

behind schedule due to the delay in receiving equip-

ment added to the contract by a Change Order neces-

sitated by the Southern Nevada Power Company's poli-

cies pertaining to the installation of metering and

service equipment.

8. Library Building, Las Vegas Campus - On schedule and

progressing satisfactorily.

9. Science and Technology Building, Las Vegas Campus -

Delays in receiving equipment and furnishings is

delaying the complete occupancy of this project.

The correction of deficient work covered by job

guarantees has been ordered.

C. Miscellaneous Projects

1. Acquisition of Weller Property - Has been referred

to the Attorney General to initiate condemnation


D. Funded 1962 Projects

Initial action on these projects pending availability of

funds on July 1, 1962, has been deferred at the request

of the University to permit a re-evaluation of space re-

quirements. A combined Regents' Building Committee and

State Planning Board Executive Committee meeting con-

cerning these projects has been tentatively scheduled

during the month of June, 1962.

Discussion followed as to the future of Morrill Hall. The

Planning Board recommended that it be removed. The Presi-

dent and the Regents expressed their belief that it should

be retained as a landmark, since it was the first building

on the Reno Campus and it is the last of the older buildings

remaining. Mr. Hancock estimated that it would cost approx-

imately $60,000 to recondition Morrill Hall, and said that

even then it could not be put in shape to pass building in-

spection. Mr. Hancock and Mr. Rogers suggested further

study, with recommendation at a later meeting. The Regents

agreed informally that this be done.

Mr. Rogers reported on the proposed storm drain as part of

the flood control project in Las Vegas. There is some ques-

tion as to whether or not the University should attempt to

keep the drain from crossing University property in its

present channel, as less valuable footage along Flamingo

Road would be lost by following the present channel. If

the drain were realigned, it would be necessary to pass

through high ground, necessitating the removal of a much

larger quantity of earth, and in addition would add to the

expense of the right-of-way, and would, in his opinion, re-

duce University property value. He proposed a routing in

the present channel which, if raised and back-filled, would

decrease the amount of land lost by the University, and it

could also then be bridged by a building. Since funds have

not yet been obtained for the project, no action was in


10. Atmospherium Planetarium

Mr. Rogers reported that final plans are near completion,

and will be ready for acceptance at an early date.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that the Regents' Building Committee be author-

ized to approve the final plans for the Atmospherium-

Planetarium on behalf of the Board.

11. Evans Avenue Extension

Mr. Rogers discussed the extension which is proposed by the

City of Reno, but for which the University has no funds

budgeted to meet its share of the expense. Two plans were

proposed to the City -- one that the City proceed with the

extension and request the next Legislature to appropriate

funds to meet the cost, or that the extension be deleted

from the program until money has been appropriated by the

Legislature. Mr. Rogers then discussed a proposal which

has been made to the City Manager to put in the pavement

and gutters, and later put in the sidewalks. He pointed out

that this project would join the two sections of pavement

on Evans Avenue. President Armstrong recommended approval.

Approximately $1500 is available for the work in Buildings

and Grounds Repairs and Improvement Fund.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the above proposal for

paving as recommended by the President be approved.

12. International Student Program

Dr. Anderson reported. Four people, including himself, at-

tended the Annual Meeting of Foreign Student Advisors. Dur-

ing the trip, the group also studied requirements to be met

as set up by the Immigration Officers and other groups and

agencies, in bringing foreign students to the United States.

He reported that two scholarships have now been obtained

locally for foreign students -- one for a Basque or Spanish

student and one for a Free Chinese student. These scholar-

ships would provide transportation and full maintenance.

Dr. Anderson explained the African Scholarship Program of

American Universities whereby a scholarship of $1500 is made

available for each student accepted. That amount is refund-

able for use the following year for another such scholarship

so that there is no additional cost. The amount is consid-

ered adequate to maintain a student for one year. If the

program is discontinued, the originally invested money will

be returned.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the President be asked

to see if $1500 can be found to finance one such scholar-

ship, which would then be continued on its own, plus a tui-

tion waiver.

Other suggestions which were discussed for foreign students

were a course in English for Foreign Students, Graduate

Assistants in Foreign Languages Laboratories, splitting of

out-of-state waivers to increase the number of students who

could be benefited, and employment of a Student Counselor

who would give about one-fourth time to foreign students.

It was agreed by consensus that these suggestions of help

be given further study.

13. Personnel Recommendations

President Armstrong recommended the following personnel



Reappointment as follows:

Charles F. Speth as Graduate Research Assistant in Animal

Husbandry at a salary rate of $5400 based on twelve months'

service, effective February 15, 1962.

Post-Retirement Appointment as follows:

Walter Dye, Research Agricultural Chemist, Rank 4, for the

year July 1, 1962 to June 30, 1963, contingent upon certifi-

cation by a physician as to Dr. Dye's physical fitness to

discharge his duties.

Leave of Absence as follows:

George A. Myles, Assistant Professor and Assistant Econo-

mist, without pay, for two years beginning September 1, 1962

in order that he might work toward a Ph. D. degree at Stan-

ford University, and with the understanding that he will re-

turn to the University for a period of time thereafter at

least equal to that of his last contract.


Appointments as follows:

Frederick Merlin Martin as Graduate Assistant in Biology at

a salary of $2000 for the academic year 1962-63 (new posi-


Erich Walter Bretthauer as Graduate Assistant in Chemistry

at a salary of $250 for the Spring semester 1962 (partial

replacement for Meryl Deming, on sabbatical leave).

Edward Hussey as Graduate Assistant in Chemistry at a salary

of $250 for the Spring semester 1962 (partial replacement

for Meryl Deming).

Susannah Belford Walker as Instructor in English at a salary

of $2750 for the Spring semester 1962 (replacement for

Berthold Szirotny).

John Paul Tighe as Graduate Assistant in Health, Physical

Education and Recreation at a salary of $1000 for the Spring

semester 1962 (replacement for John E. Genasci).

Richard O. Ulibarri as Instructor in History and Political

Science at a salary of $2800 for the Spring semester 1962

(replacement for A. E. Hutcheson, on sabbatical leave).

Marvin J. Roth as Associate Director in the National Defense

Education Act Summer Language Institute, at a total salary

of $1080 for the period February 12 to June 15, 1962 (salary

to be paid from National Defense Education Act funds).

Leave of Absence as follows:

Ronald R. Williams, Assistant Professor of Music, for the

academic year 1962-63, without pay, in order that he might

accept a Danforth Foundation Teacher Study Grant, upon con-

dition that he will return to the University for a period

of time at least equal to that of his last contract.

Academic Status for Military Personnel:

The Academic Committee and the University Council approved

the recommendation that effective July 1, 1962, Master

Sergeants and Sergeants First Class be classified as In-

structors upon the recommendation of the Professor of

Military Science, the Dean of the College of Arts and

Science, and the President of the University, contingent

upon the individual so designated meeting certain qualifi-

cations to be set up by the Dean and the President.


Reappointment as follows:

Len Sterling as part-time Lecturer in Accounting at the rate

of $100 per month for the Spring semester 1962.

Appointment as follows:

James Seafield Grant as Assistant Professor of Business

Administration at a salary of $3500 for the Spring semester

1962 (new position).


Appointments as follows:

David Arthur Stephenson as Research Associate in Geology at

a salary rate of $6300 based on twelve months' service, ef-

fective February 1, 1962 (salary to be paid from A. E. C.

Shoals Project).

Patrick Anthony Domenico as Research Associate in Hydrology

at a salary rate of $7200 based on twelve months' service,

effective January 15, 1962 (salary to be paid from A. E. C.

Shoals Project).

Todd H. Eachus as Graduate Assistant in Psychology, Sociol-

ogy and Anthropology at a salary of $2000 for the Spring

semester 1962 (salary to be paid from National Institutes of

Health Project).

Charles K. Stidd as Technical Associate for Research in

Meteorology at a salary rate of $10,000 based on twelve

months' service, effective March 1, 1962 (salary to be paid

one-third each from Bureau of Reclamation, National Science

Foundation Project and Desert Research Institute).

Maryann K. Stephenson as temporary Technical Assistant at

a salary rate of $315 per month effective February 19, 1962

(salary to be paid from Fleischmann Foundation Grant).


Reappointments as follows:

Mary Ellen Schwartz as Graduate Assistant in School Admin-

istration and Supervision at a salary of $2000 for the

Spring semester 1962.

Appointment as follows:

Henry William Knapp as Associate Professor of Education at

a salary of $4250 for the Spring semester 1962 (replacement

for Donald Potter who is being transferred to another posi-



Appointment as follows:

Blase Cilweck as Graduate Assistant in Civil Engineering at

a total salary of $800 for the period March 1 to June 30,

1962 (new position).

John Jon So as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at a sal-

ary of $3000 for the Spring semester 1962 (replacement for

I. J. Sandorf, on sabbatical leave).

Wendell A. Johnson as Graduate Assistant in Electrical

Engineering at a salary of $1000 for the Spring semester

1962 (new position).


Appointment as follows:

Foster Q. Wright as Museum Assistant at a salary of $2000

for the Spring semester 1962 (replacement for Sidney F.



Reappointment as follows:

Sigrid Moe as Lecturer in English at a salary of $375 for

the Spring semester 1962 (unfilled position). Dr. Moe is

currently teaching courses in English.

Appointments as follows:

Charles E. Cheatham as Lecturer in Sociology at a salary of

$375 for the Spring semester 1962 (unfilled position).

W. Thomas Marcek as Lecturer in Sociology at a salary of

$375 for the Spring semester 1962 (unfilled position).

William Lantz Haskell as Instructor in Biology at a salary

of $6275 for the academic year 1962-63 (replacement for

William Glen Bradley, on leave).

Anne C. Fowler as Instructor (or Assistant Professor upon

completion of Ph. D. degree by July 1, 1962) in Sociology

at a salary of $6160 for the academic year 1962-63 (new


Five appointments in the Real Estate Appraisal Seminar,

Spring semester 1962.

Twelve appointments in the Spring semester 1962 Evening


Four appointments in the X-Ray Technician Program for the

academic year 1961-62.


Thirteen appointments in the Off-Campus Program, academic

year 1961-62.

Two appointments in the National Defense Education Act

Program, 1961-62.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.

14. Regents' Salary Committee

Chairman Grant had appointed Mr. Broadbent as Chairman of

the Committee and added Mr. Arnold to the membership. The

Committee met on the day before the present Regents' meet-

ing -- minutes attached.

President Armstrong noted that at the last meeting of the

Board, the Revised University Code was approved which in-

cluded an improved rank and salary pattern for the Univer-

sity, with the understanding that the Administration would

attempt to make the transition as rapidly as funds permit.

The Business Manager and the Vice President, as well as

the President, reviewed the recommendations of the Deans

applying the salary pattern within availability of funds,

and it was found possible to make most of the transitions

at the present time. Along with his new contract, each

faculty member will have an indication of the step in which

the salary will place him and in what step he should be

according to the Code. He will have an opportunity to re-

view the matter with his Dean or Department Chairman if he

has a question.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the salary list be

approved, that the Administration be authorized to make all

related adjustments in the 1962-63 budget as adopted January

6, 1962, and that corrected copies be distributed to the


15. Ph. D. Program in Chemistry

Dr. Armstrong presented proposal of the Chemistry Department

to offer a Ph. D. degree, with his recommendation for ap-

proval. The proposal had been reviewed by the Committee

on Graduate Study, the Academic Committee and the University

Council and in each instance received approval. The propos-

ed program can be put into effect in September of this year

within the present budget framework and with the present


Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously that the Ph. D. program in Chemistry be approved

as presented, effective with the Fall semester, 1962-63.

16. Nevada Southern Foundation

In the last meeting of the Board, the proposal was referred

to Mr. Porter for study and opinion. Mr. Porter reported

in a letter to Dr. Armstrong "that there is no real neces-

sity or advantage in having an intermediary non-profit

corporation, from the tax standpoint of the University",

since "the University, as an instrumentality of the State

of Nevada and an educational institution, is presently tax-

exempt and will continue to enjoy such status. ... In

addition, the University of Nevada already enjoys tax-exempt

status as an instrument of the State of Nevada, under ap-

plicable laws and Internal Revenue Service rulings". The

letter further pointed out that there might be considerable

delay in receiving a favorable tax ruling from the Internal

Revenue Service which would retard the development program

for Nevada Southern.

It was agreed that the President inform Mr. Brown and Mr.

Jones, enclosing a copy of Mr. Porter's letter.

The meeting recessed at 12 noon for luncheon in the Jot Travis

Student Union building.

The recessed meeting was called to order by Chairman Grant at

2:00 P.M.

17. Association of Governing Boards

Mrs. Magee, Dr. Lombardi and Mr. Germain indicated an in-

terest in attending the annual Spring Conference in San

Francisco March 19 through 21 and were named as delegates.

18. Newton Crumley

Upon request of the Chairman, President Armstrong had pre-

pared a Resolution as follows:


We, the members of the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada, hereby formally take note, with a profound sense

of sorrow and loss, of the untimely death on February 10,

1962, of our Fellow-Regent Newton Hunt Crumley. A native

Nevadan of pioneer stock and a graduate of this University,

Newton Crumley devoted a lifetime to the service of his

Alma Mater, his State, and his Country. He served as a

member of this Board from 1950 to 1954, then, after a term

in the Nevada State Legislature as Senator from Elko County,

he was returned to the Board of Regents in 1958, serving as

Regent until the time of his death.

Always active in the concerns of the Board, he was a member

of many of its committees, and in particular provided dur-

ing the past two years vigorous and constructive leadership

as Chairman of two of its most important committees, those

on University Code and Regents' By-Laws and on Faculty Sal-


We shall miss beyond reckoning his wise counsel, his pene-

trating judgment, his warm humanity, the vital force of his

personaltiy, and his selfless devotion to the betterment of

this University; but most of all we shall miss, with a very

personal sense of loss, the warm fellowship which each of us

shared with him.

To Mrs. Crumley and the children we extend our most heart-

felt sympathy, and the hope that they may be comforted and

strengthened by the knowledge, attested to by every citizen

of this State and by all who knew him, that Newton Crumley

was a great gentleman, who left the world a better place for

his having lived in it.

Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

/s/ A. C. Grant, Chairman L. E. Lombardi, Vice Chairman

N. E. Broadbent Fred Anderson

Weld Arnold Raymond Germain

William Elwell Molly Magee

Charles Armstrong, Alice Terry,

President of the Secretary to the Board of

University Regents

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the Resolution be adopted, spread on the

minutes of this meeting and sent to the family of Mr.


The Academic Committee, at its last meeting, adopted a

Resolution which also is to be forwarded to Mrs. Crumley.

19. Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan Awards

Suggestions for nominations are to be forwarded to Mr.

Arnold, Chairman of the Committee, or to the President's

Office, so that the Regents' Committee can meet and submit

recommendations to the Board prior to its next meeting. Dr.

Armstrong informed the Board that the Deans and Department

Chairman had also been asked for suggestions from the facul-

ty. As previously agreed Honorary Degrees are to be held to

two, and Distinguished Nevadan Awards to three.

20. ASUN News Service

President Armstrong read a letter from ASUN News Service,

newly established, reporting the general policy of the News

Service and offering complete cooperation with the Univer-

sity News Service and the University Administration. It

was agreed informally, upon suggestion by Mr. Germain, that

the President write a letter to the students commending them

on behalf of the Board.

21. Book Walk, Library

President Armstrong reported on the student project "Book

Walk", which effectively moved books from the old Library

to the new Noble Getchell Library in short time and good

order. Mr. Heron estimated that $3500 had been saved by

the project, and President Armstrong authorized that that

amount of money be transferred to the Library budget for

purchase of books.

22. Addition to Student Union Building

In view of the fact that the Regents will not meet until

late in April, President Armstrong recommended that the

Regents' Building Committee be authorized to approve final

plans for the addition to the Student Union building and

Student Health Facility, so that there will be no unneces-

sary delay in proceeding with the project.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the Regents' Building Committee be author-

ized to approve final plans on the above project on behalf

of the Board.

23. Sigma Phi Epsilon Petition

President Armstrong presented a request for a charter from

Sigma Phi Epsilon Colony, as submitted and recommended by

Dean Basta. Supporting data showed the Colony's financial

solvency, high scholastic ranking (highest in the fraternity

list), membership, services to the Campus, and projected

plans -- all of which were very favorable. President

Armstrong recommended that a charter be approved for the

Colony to be established as a national fraternity.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that a charter be approved for Sigma Phi Epsi-

lon Colony to become a national fraternity on the Univer-

sity of Nevada Campus.

24. ASUN Representatives re: Increase in Tuition and Fees

By permission of President Armstrong and the Regents, Paul

Bible, ASUN President, and Iradj Forootan, foreign student,

presented a petition on behalf of the Student Senate that

the Regents reconsider the increase in fees and tuition,

and especially that they not make the increase in out-of-

state tuition effective upon the students already enrolled

at the University. It was pointed out that the increase

would affect 23 undergraduate foreign students, who are un-

able to work on the Campus to supplement their income be-

cause of the State law prohibiting employment of foreigners.

Mr. Bible had taken a poll of out-of-state students which

indicated that a large number of them would not be able to

return because of the increase in tuition. He stressed the

point that the provisions for repayment of loans (that loans

must be paid before graduation) makes it very unlikely that

loans would solve the problem for Senior students.

President Armstrong expressed sympathy on the part of him-

self and the Board and offered to look into the possibility

of splitting tuition waivers so that they would benefit two

students per waiver and thus would keep the tuition amount

to be paid the same as it is at present. It is hoped that

legislation will be enacted at the next session which will

permit part-time employment of foreign students on the

Campus. Doug Ketran was present also as an out-of-state

Engineering student and presented the case for students in

his status. The President offered to explore all possible

means of alleviating the situation, including a review of

the entire loan program, the scholarship program, and the

tuition waiver program. Chairman Grant complimented the

students for their presentation, saying that it indicated a

great deal of thought and research.

Dr. Lombardi spoke of the cuts which had been made in the

past by the Governor and the Legislature in the University's

requests for State appropriations. He asked that it be made

a matter of record that this lack of State support, in his

opinion, made it necessary for the Regents to increase fees

and tuition in order to carry on the program of the Univer-


Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the Regents authorize the President to in-

vestigate the ways in which the scholarship program, loan

funds, and tuition waivers might best be utilized to allev-

iate the situation created by increase of fees and tuition,

especially as it affects foreign students.

Mr. Porter spoke in sympathy for the students affected by

the increase but gave his opinion that legally the Univer-

sity cannot make the increase applicable to incoming stu-

dents without making them applicable to students already on

the Campus, because that would be discriminatory. He said

that the law makes only one definition of resident students

and non-resident students, and that both foreign students

and out-of-state United States citizens fall into the same

category legally.

25. Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Regents was set for

Saturday, April 28, 1962 in Las Vegas.

Note: Upon further checking, it was noted that April 28

is Mackay Day on the Reno Campus and the meeting

was ordered by the Chairman to be held in Reno.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.

A. C. Grant


Alice Terry