March 9-10, 1951
Volume 6 - Pages 289-294
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
March 9-10, 1951
The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Friday, March 9, 1951. The meeting was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 10:35 A.M. Present: Regents Lombardi, Ross,
Hardy, Crumley, Arentz; Comptroller Hayden and President Love.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the minutes of
the meeting of January 12, 13, 14, 1951 be approved as amend-
Claims as presented by the Comptroller
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the following
claims which have been approved by the Executive Committee,
be approved by the Board.
January State Claims 01-196 to 01-226 inclusive for
a total of $43,733.79.
January Regents Checks 01-150 to 01-182 inclusive for
a total of $184,460.24.
February State Claims 01-227 to 01-261 inclusive for
a total of $81,814.86.
February Regents Checks 01-183 to 01-199 inclusive for
a total of $143,980.16.
Referring to the decision at the December meeting to continue
athletics, as planned, for the year, including all Spring
sports, pending a further consideration, the President had
asked on January 20, for a mail vote on the:
RECOMMENDATION that the Spring sports be continued during
the coming semester, even though their continuance incurs
an added indebtedness.
Result of the vote was:
"Aye" - Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Crumley, Ross
"No " - Regent Arentz
Tentative Policies - Board of Athletic Control
The President submitted the Tentative Policies of the Board
of Athletic Control, revised to include Regents' actions of
January 13, 1951 under item 7, and Responsibilities of the
Board of Athletic Control. A general discussion followed,
action was postponed.
The Board recessed at 12:15 noon for luncheon in the University
At 1:15 P.M. the meeting was called to order by the Chairman in
the Recreation Room of Artemisia Hall. All Regents and the
President were present, as well as other administrative officers,
Department and Committee Chairmen, who had submitted reports
previously on the work and program of their respective Depart-
ments. President Love introduced the members of the staff and
the Board of Regents, and stated that the purpose of the meeting
was to give everyone an opportunity to become acquainted. Chair-
man Ross then proceeded to the reports and called on the members
of the staff submitting them for further statements.
The meeting recessed at 5:30 P.M. The meeting reconvened at
9:30 A.M., Saturday, March 10, in Artemisia Hall with Regents
Arentz, Crumley, Hardy and Ross, and the same faculty members
present. Dr. Lombardi came into the meeting at 10:30 A.M.
The meeting recessed at 12 noon for luncheon in the Dining Hall.
The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman in the
President's office at 1:30 P.M. with all Regents, the President
and the Comptroller present.
The Athletic Policy was discussed further.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the following
revised policy be approved at this time.
TENTATIVE POLICIES ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ATHLETIC CONTROL
WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE BOARD OF REGENTS
I - Intercollegiate athletics shall be vested in a Depart-
ment of Athletics whose Head shall be designated as
Director of Athletics.
II - There shall be a Board of Athletic Control which shall
have the following composition, responsibility and
method of appointment:
2 Alumni members, appointed by and to represent the
Alumni Executive Committee.
2 faculty members to represent the faculty (method of
appointment to be left to the discretion of the facul-
2 students to be elected by the Student Body, as speci-
fied in the Constitution of the Associated Students of
the University of Nevada to represent the Associated
The Comptroller of the University.
The Chairman of this Board to be elected by the members
of the Board from year to year.
III - This 7-man Board of Athletic Control shall have juris-
diction over intercollegiate athletics subject to the
approval of the policy and appointments by the Presi-
dent and the Board of Regents.
1. Plans will be developed on the basis of an
attempt to continue playing schools of similar
caliber to those we have been playing in the
past few years.
2. It is the hope of the University of Nevada to
cooperate with such schools in our area in the
organization of a conference.
3. The program of athletics on the Campus will
include a definite commitment to a Freshman
program and will be based on the expectation
that we will have men competing on our team
who will be spending 4 years in the University.
In other words, our basic plan will not place
undue emphasis upon the use of transfer stu-
dents for building our teams.
4. While we will continue to accept students from
outside the State, we will put a definite em-
phasis upon attracting Nevada High School
5. Intercollegiate athletics are to be considered
as a desirable part of the University program
and will be integrated into the total Univer-
1. The staff of the Intercollegiate Athletic De-
partment shall be selected in the same way that
faculty members are selected. They will be ex-
pected to participate in our total University
program just as others participate and will be
expected to accept and support the general
statements of policy that have been approved
by the Board of Regents for the University.
At some future time it is hoped that this will
result in a faculty relationship on the part
of this staff which will not differentiate it
from the rest of the faculty. Until such time
as they become regular faculty members, they
will have a part and will participate in the
regular University program.
2. The duties of the staff of the Athletic Depart-
ment will be broad in nature and will be de-
fined as covering a positive relationship to
the needs of students on the Campus, includ-
ing the maintenance of high ideals, a regard
for definite statements which will lead to
training programs for those students, and a
positive attitude toward the educational
program. Duties will include a positive pro-
gram in the area of public relations and the
acceptance of the general understanding that
public relations is not a personal right, but
an all-University concern and, therefore, that
any statements or releases to the Press will
be made in accordance with University policy.
The specific responsibilities of the Board of Ath-
letic Control shall be as follows:
1. To work with the Director of Athletics in the
supervision of all intercollegiate athletics.
2. To recommend to the President of the University
for approval or disapproval:
a) Policy as it affects intercollegiate ath-
b) The employment of all Coaches engaged in
intercollegiate athletics, and the employ-
ment of an Athletic Manager who will work
as Assistant to the Director of Athletics.
c) Salary arrangements for all Coaches and
for the Athletic Manager.
d) All schedules drawn up by the Director of
e) All budgets for intercollegiate athletics.
f) The granting and the termination of all
individual athletic scholarships.
IV - Eligibility Committee
A - A Faculty Eligibility Committee of not less than 5
members shall be set up. This Committee shall be
appointed in the same manner as all faculty stand-
ing committees, i. e., recommended by the Adminis-
trative Council and approved for reappointment by
the President of the University.
B - The duties of the Committee shall be:
1. To certify the eligibility of all students
participating in extra-curricular activities,
intercollegiate athletics included. Students
who participate in athletics must meet entrance
2. To check on and to report to academic Deans and
the Director of the particular extra-curricular
activity those students who, in the Committee's
opinion, are endangering their scholastic re-
cord by reason of participation in extra-cur-
ricular activities, intercollegiate athletics
3. To report their actions to the President.
4. To recommend to the President from time to time
such changes and improvements as are necessary.
5. To elect its Chairman and to draw up Bylaws
which shall govern the Committee, said Bylaws
to be approved by the President and the Board
C - The rules of the Pacific Coast Conference which
were printed in 1950, and then as modified by our
Eligibility Committee shall be applied to determine
a student's eligibility. These regulations will
have, as their basic purpose, to see to it that
students who participate in athletics are in Col-
lege for the purpose of receiving an education
rather than primarily to play in intercollegiate
athletics. Following are 5 basic assumptions of
academic eligibility on which the rules are con-
1. Students shall meet the entrance requirements
of the University.
2. Students who participate in athletics, like all
other students, are subject to the rules and
regulations of the University which deal with
probation and suspension.
3. Students participating in athletics shall be
required to carry 12 hours of work during the
time they are participating in the program.
4. In order to be eligible to participate, stu-
dents will be required to have passed 10 hours
their previous semester.
5. A student on scholastic probation is entitled
to participate in extra-curricular activities
including intercollegiate athletics.
V - Financial Aid
A - Raising of funds for grants-in-aid and employment
compensation for athletes shall be delegated to the
Alumni Association of the University of Nevada.
B - Money for scholarships is to be paid directly to
the students concerned; and payment of any amounts
due the University will then be the responsibility
of the students themselves.
C - This Board shall establish standards of merit and
qualifications on the basis of which athletic
scholarships will be granted.
1. It is the belief of this Board that students
who come to the University of Nevada are en-
titled to receive scholarship help whenever
such scholarship funds can be obtained, but
that the men who receive scholarships in the
area of athletics must have the attitude that
such aid has been extended to them in order
that they might attend College rather than on
the basis of the assumption that they are
being paid for playing in athletics.
2. These awards will be made to students who have,
as one of the qualifications, outstanding ath-
letic ability. Other qualifications which will
be required are personal conduct, personal
standards, maintenance of academic standing,
participation as an all-around student in the
University program and the acceptance of the
spirit of the University of Nevada.
D - Students in our athletic program are expected to be
so completely interested in the educational program
and in the total University program that they will
accept willingly standards set up for eligibility,
citizenship and the training procedures required
for athletic participation.
Reporter Burns came into the meeting at 1:55 P.M.
Following the discussion of the morning concerning the Col-
lege of Agriculture and the University farms, consideration
was given to various possibilities of greater utilization of
the farms and the possible sale of the South Virginia Farm,
and/or the Fleischmann Dairy Farm. Mr. Fleming was invited
to meet with the Regents to present his views, and to give
information on the cattle breeding project. Mr. Fleming
pointed out that if the South Virginia Farm should be sold
and the dairy herd disposed of, the beef breeding project
might be carried on at the Fleischmann Dairy Farm.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the Board of
Regents go on record at this time as favoring the continued
use of the South Virginia Farm for the beef breeding project
and for such other uses as the University might wish to make
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that a committee of
the Board be appointed to study the advisability of dispos-
ing of either or both the two farms mentioned above, with
the view to purchasing land in another location. Because
of the importance of the cattle breeding project and the
decision to begin such a project, land should be selected
which would be suitable for its continuation and the neces-
sary equipment should be provided. The Agricultural Heads
of the University should be informed of this plan.
The President reported that the following gifts had been re-
ceived by the University:
a) $1018.30 from the Estate of George D. Lyman, credited to
the Permanent Endowment Fund of the Mackay School of
Mines, in accord with the Will.
b) $10 from Dr. W. G. Tangier Smith and his daughter, of
Menlo Park, California, for the Permanent Endowment Fund
of the Mackay School of Mines, as a memorial to John
Horn, an alumnus who died recently.
c) Various pieces of electrical equipment and components
for use in the Electrical Engineering Laboratory, from
the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
d) Mrs. Edith W. Albert of Des Moines, Iowa, sent $50 for
the annual Henry Albert Senior Public Service Prize, and
$203 for purchase of stock to build up the endowment fund
of the Henry Albert Fund.
Results of a study by the Committee on Physical Plant, headed
by Mr. Martie, was presented as follows, concerning the use
of the Gymnasium:
1. University Sponsored Affairs:
a) No gate ....................................No charge
b) Gate .......................................$ 35.00
2. Local Off Campus Groups:
a) Requiring set up (chairs and platform)......$140.00
b) Requiring no set up but charging admission.. 100.00
c) Requiring no set up and having no gate...... 60.00
3. Statewide School Functions:
a) Lectures, plays, etc. with no gate..........No charge
b) Tournaments, etc. with gate.................$ 35.00
4. Public Statewide Functions:
a) Requiring no set up and having no gate......No charge
b) Requiring no set up but charging gate.......$ 35.00
c) Requiring set up and charging admission..... 100.00
5. Unusual Affairs:
a) Meetings causing unusual wear on the floor to be
appraised by the Committee in cooperation with the
Superintendent of Grounds and a charge made that
should pay for lights, janitor work, etc., as well
as expected wear and tear.
Old Gymnasium charges to approximate 1/2 of charges for the
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the President
be authorized to put this policy into effect immediately,
that further study be made with the view to possible recom-
mendations for revision at a later date.
The President presented the following recommendations:
a) Confirmation of appointment of Marjorie Dickinson as
Assistant in Education at $700 for Spring semester.
b) Confirmation of appointment of Olinto Ricci as Assistant
in Economics, Business and Sociology at $800 for the
c) Confirmation of appointment of Rosemary Schaefer as
Assistant Professor of Education at $1833.33 for the
period January 15, 1951 to June 30, 1951, in the place
of Genevieve Pieretti, resigned.
d) Mrs. Rose Spezia Goss, County Home Demonstration Agent
for Elko County, resigned January 31, 1951. Temporary
arrangements for carrying on the work have been made
by Mr. Creel, until a permanent replacement is secured.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the above
recommendation be approved.
University Trailer Court
The Comptroller reported that the trailer court for veterans
housing at the Chism Auto Trailer Court has been losing money
during the current fiscal year due to lack of occupants and
that these units are in bad state of repair and the operation
of them will continue to be costly. He and Dean Griffin
recommended their disposal.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the families
occupying the trailers be notified that the unit will be
closed immediately following this school year, and that the
Administration be authorized to advertise the units for
sale by bid.
The meeting adjourned at 4 P.M., the next meeting subject to the
call of the Chair.