March 5-6, 1952
Volume 6 - Page 346
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
March 5, 1952
The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met in the Pres-
ident's office on Wednesday, March 5, 1952. The meeting was
called to order by the Chairman at 9:30 A.M. Present: Regents
Hardy, Lombardi, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President Love.
Gardner Supply Company Bill
The Regents, at their meeting on October 26, 1952 (item 5 of
minutes), submitted the Gardner Supply Company bill which is
in dispute, to a Board of Settlement. Mr. Hayden reported
that on March 3, 1952, Russell Mills, M. L. Smith and William
Wagner met as the Board of Settlement. They were of the
opinion that the bill is excessive. However, this opinion
was not accepted by Mr. Royal Stewart, Attorney for Gardner
Supply Company. The Board of Settlement then recommended
that a Board of Arbitration be appointed. Mr. Stewart, on
behalf of Gardner Supply Company, agreed to accept the
decision of such a Board, which would be composed of one
person appointed by the University of Nevada, one person
appointed by Gardner Supply Company and a third person ap-
pointed by these two.
By unanimous agreement, the Executive Committee agreed to
submit the Gardner Supply Company bill to a Board of Arbi-
tration, with 3 members appointed as indicated above, and
agreed that the University of Nevada would be bound by the
decision of the Board.
President Love recommended that Russell Mills be named as
the representative of the University of Nevada; and the
Executive Committee unanimously agreed.
Mr. Charles Thompson has made claim for payment of sums
which he feels are due him for work on the University Heating
Plant. Mr. Hayden said, in explanation, that there is no
question in regard to an item amounting to $685.00, but that
there is question regarding the validity of his other claims.
By unanimous agreement, the Executive Committee authorized
the Comptroller to pay to Mr. Charles Thompson $685.00; and
instructed the Comptroller to require Mr. Thompson to submit
a detailed statement of the other charges he feels he has
against the University.
Government Research Project
President Love reported on a recent visit to the Campus of
a representative of the government. As a result of the
visit, it has seemed that certain research work could be
done for the government in the way of beneficiation of
uranium-bearing ores. The University Administration has
been asked if it would be willing to have the University
of Nevada considered for a project of this kind.
By unanimous agreement, President Love was authorized to
negotiate with the government for such a research project.
Final arrangements would be submitted to the Board of
Regents for approval.
The meeting adjourned at 10:25 A.M.