03/12/1954

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 12-13, 1954




03-12-1954
Volume 7 - Pages 23-28

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
March 12, 1954

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University on Friday, March 12, 1954. The meeting
was called to order at 9:40 A.M. by Chairman Ross. Present:
Regents Hardy, Crumley, Lombardi, Grant, Ross, Comptroller Hayden
and President Stout.

Reporters Bryn Armstrong, Bob Bennyhoff, Frank Johnson, George
Umberhauer and Bob Laxalt covered the meeting.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
of the meetings as follows be approved, that the reading
thereof be dispensed with, and the action of the Executive
Committee be approved.

a) Regular meeting of February 8, 1954
b) Executive Committee meeting of March 8, 1954

2. Comptroller's Claims

Claims which had been approved by the Executive Committee
were presented for approval of the Board.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the claims,
as follows, be approved:

Regents Checks, Nos. 34-113 to 34-128 inclusive for a
total of $158,472.90 for February.

State Claims, Nos. 34-67 to 34-77 inclusive for a
total of $118,473.37 for February.

3. Personnel Recommendations

Before submitting his formal recommendations, President
Stout reported on his search for a Dean of the College of
Education. Criteria used in the selection follows:

1. Success as a teacher in public schools.
2. Success as an Administrator of public schools.
3. Successful experience in both elementary and secondary
schools.
4. Successful experience in College teaching.
5. Successful experience in College administration.
6. Successful experience in supervising a Student Teaching
Program.
7. Successful experience in a College of Education Experi-
mental Laboratory School.
8. Successful experience in organizing and administering
a Graduate Education Program.
9. Successful experience in giving leadership to small
schools.
10. Successful experience as a public speaker.
11. Successful experience in publishing scholarly materials
in his field.
12. Successful experience in directing a Summer School
Program.
13. Successful experience in setting up off-campus Graduate
Education Centers for the in-service training of the
teachers of the State.
14. A man who is well known and respected not only in this
State and region, but also nationally.
15. A Ph. D. degree.
16. Knowledge of the problems of Western States.
17. Imagination, initiative and courage.

The President had written to the top Deans of Education in
the country telling them of the job which needed to be done
here and asking for names of people who could do it. About
65 men were considered for the Deanship. In summarizing,
after considering the points in the criteria above, the
President believed that Dr. Garold D. Holstine was the best
person for the job.

President Stout then presented his personnel recommendations
as follows:

1) Appointment of Garold D. Holstine as Professor and
Dean, College of Education, and Director of Summer
Sessions, at a salary of $9650 per year, plus $1000
for moving expenses, effective August 1, 1954.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the above rec-
ommendation be approved.

2) Appointment of Howard Christensen as Cooperating
Teacher in the Department of Education for the Spring
semester 1954 at a total salary of $120 for the semes-
ter.

3) Appointment of Mrs. Elsie Colvin as Cooperating
Teacher in the Department of Education for the Spring
semester 1954 at a total salary of $120 for the semes-
ter.

4) Appointment of Cliff Gelmsteadt as Cooperating Teacher
in the Department of Education for the Spring semester
1954 at a total salary of $120 for the semester.

5) Supplemental contract for James M. Hoyt, Instructor in
Economics, Business and Sociology, to offer an exten-
sion course in the evening, from February 1 to July 1,
1954, at a salary of $337.50 for the 5 months period.

6) Appointment of Allvar H. Jacobsen as Associate Profes-
sor of Economics, Business and Sociology, effective
September 1954, at a salary of $5500 for the academic
year 1954-55.

7) Appointment of Miss Ruth Joyce Hadley as Reference
Librarian, effective July 1, 1954, at a salary of
$4500 per year, in the place of Mrs. Stephen, whose
resignation takes effect June 30, 1954.

8) Appointment of Richard T. Donovan as Laboratory Tech-
nician on the Atomic Energy Project, Mackay School
of Mines, effective March 1, 1954, at a salary of
$140 during the school year and $280 during the Summer
months.

9) Appointment of A. Mc Call Smith as Editor and Director
of Public Information in the College of Agriculture,
effective April 1, 1954, at a salary rate of $5400 per
year, $4800 of which is charged to the Agricultural
Extension Division and the remainder from the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the recom-
mendations, (2) through (9), be approved.

10) Resignation of Archie R. Albright as County Agricul-
tural Agent for Washoe County, effective February 28,
1954.

11) Resignation of Robert L. Fulton as Assistant County
Agent in Clark County, effective March 15, 1954.

12) Resignation of Gene F. Empey as Extension and Experi-
ment Station Editor, effective March 31, 1954.

13) Resignation of Mrs. Madge Schendel as Home Demonstra-
tion Agent in Lyon County, effective February 20, 1954.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the above rec-
ommendations, (10) through (13), be approved.

The Board recessed as a Board of Regents at 10:30 A.M. and con-
vened as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Sta-
tion to consider the following recommendations:

14) Transfer of Thomas Cook, Superintendent of Knoll Creek
Field Station, to District Extension Agent for Eureka
and White Pine Counties, effective February 16, 1954,
at a salary rate of $5100 per year.

15) Appointment of Clark Robert Torrell as Superintendent
of Knoll Creek Field Station, effective February 16,
1954, at a salary rate of $4200 per year, plus use
of house, in the place of Mr. Cook, transferred.

16) Appointment of A. Mc Call Smith as Editor and Director
of Public Information in the College of Agriculture,
effective April 1, 1954, at a salary rate of $5400 per
year, $600 of which is charged to the Agricultural Ex-
periment Station (item 9 above), in the place of Mr.
Emprey, resigned.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the above rec-
ommendations, (14) through (16), be approved.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Regents.

4. Student Union Building

Mr. L. E. Ferris, Architect, came into the meeting at 10:35
A.M. to present the plans for the Student Union building,
representing the thinking of the various committees concern-
ed with the Student Union. His sketch included proposed
additions as requested by the Board of Regents at its last
meeting.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Board of
Regents accept Drawing B2, Scheme #4, dated January 18, 1954
original date, and February 24, 1954 as date of revision, by
Ferris and Erskine, provided the President receives letters
of approval from the Student Committee and the Faculty Com-
mittee on the Student Union Building. The motion further
provided that the President write the State Planning Board
asking that bids include alternates (1) excavating the area
designated as "unexcavated" in the drawing, and (2) addition
to the auditorium, and authorizing the Planning Board to
proceed.

Mr. Ferris commended the University groups and individuals
with whom he worked in preparing the drawings of the Student
Union building.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
write to those, as he determines their identity, who have
been of great help in planning the Student Union building,
and that, in his letter, he state that it is being written
by the direction of the Board of Regents and expresses the
thanks of the Board and the President.

Mr. Ferris left the meeting at 11:30 A.M.

5. Agricultural Building

Mr. Hayden reported on a meeting attended by Regent Ross,
Mr. Horn, Mr. Harry Linnecke (electrician), President Stout
and Mr. Hayden, concerning additional electrical facilities
for the Agricultural building. The following plan was rec-
ommended as best for the present and future needs of the
Campus.

Bring an overhead line from the Power Company pole at
Artemisia Hall to the Agricultural building, build a
concrete vault at the north end of the Agricultural
building as a permanent installation, install a trans-
former for adequate distribution, and the necessary
conduits, etc., at a total estimated cost of $14,158.70.
It was pointed out that all except approximately $1000
for bringing the overhead line from Artemisia Hall to
the Agricultural building would be permanent improve-
ment. An item was included in the current budget as a
start on revamping the power lines of the Campus, to
which this would be chargeable.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the recommenda-
tion be accepted and that the University proceed to get pre-
liminary plans and specifications preparatory to securing
bids, that bids then be secured.

6. Mackay School of Mines Building

President Stout reported on progress of remodeling of the
Mackay School of Mines building. An architect is now needed
so that plans and specifications may be readied for bids on
the remodeling of the Library of the Mines building. The
President recommended that the firm of De Longchamps and
O'Brien be considered.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the archi-
tectural firm of De Longchamps & O'Brien be employed to
draw plans and specifications for the Library in the re-
modeling job in the Mackay School of Mines building, and
that then bids be secured.

7. Bureau of Mines Quonset Hut

The U. S. Bureau of Mines is discontinuing use of the
Quonset hut, erected near the new Engineering building
(Regents action of August 23, 1946). Request was made
that the Quonset hut be donated to the University, since
the U. S. Bureau of Mines had no further use for it. The
request was not granted, but the following letter was re-
ceived, dated January 22, 1954, from the:

DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
Division of Surplus Property
Health and Education Program
100 Geary Street, Room 2000
San Francisco, 9, California

Mr. Minard W. Stout, President
University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada

Dear Mr. Stout:

In conformance with our telephone conversation this
week concerning the Quonset building located on your
property and excess to U. S. Bureau of Mines, we are
enclosing instructions to be followed in making ap-
plication for the purchase of this building at public
benefit allowance.

We propose to convey this building to you at 95% public
benefit allowance, which means that the University will
pay the United States $250 and by use of the building
for educational purposes for 5 years, the University
will earn 95% discount granted and have full and un-
restricted title to the building at the end of the
5 year period.

Very truly yours,

/s/ John P. Gifford
Regional Property Coordinator

President Stout recommended purchase of the Quonset hut out
of Buildings and Grounds Capital Expenditure Funds.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Quonset hut
be purchased on above terms, that the President be author-
ized to make formal application for the Quonset hut, and
that Mr. Ross, Chairman of the Board, be authorized to sign
the resolution for the Board of Regents.

8. Old Business

President Stout reported on the following matters, as re-
quested in the last meeting of the Board:

a) Sale of Milk from University Farm at Fallon - A letter
from Dean Hutchison recognized the need for including
in the next biennial budget a sum which would permit
curtailment in commercial activities. For the present,
Dean Hutchison pointed out that sale of dairy products
was necessary for financial reasons.

b) Schutte Gift - President Stout had conferred with At-
torney Lester Summerfield concerning the bequest of
Clarence H. and Edna R. Schutte, which named the Uni-
versity. Mr. Summerfield had advised that there is
nothing for the University to do at this time. If
the Schuttes outlive the Fleischmann Foundation, then,
upon their death, the money would come to the Univer-
sity.

c) Loan Funds (And Scholarship Funds) - A prepared list of
loan funds, with amounts and conditions under which
loans are granted, was prepared for distribution to the
Regents. Regent Ross suggested that it would be helpful
to have the specifications and qualifications covering
scholarships, as well as loan funds.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that a list be
prepared for the Board of Regents showing scholarships
and loan funds, rules under which each is operating, and
wherever possible, source of regulations governing each;
that this list be presented to the Regents for approval;
and that annually a report be made to the Board of Re-
gents of scholarships and loans granted.

9. University Farm

A letter from Mr. Virgil Wedge was received by each Regent
concerning possible offer for the University South Virginia
Farm. The Regents referred to the previous action of the
Board (minutes of October 13, 1953) that any bona fide offer
be made to the President of the University in writing.

It was unanimously agreed that the President send a letter
to Mr. Wedge informing him that the conditions as adopted
by the Board on October 13, 1954, and as stated in letter
to him under date of October 16, 1954, still stand and that,
if his client has an offer, it be made in writing to Presi-
dent Stout, who will transmit it to Mr. Crumley, Chairman
of the Regents Committee on the College of Agriculture, for
submission to the Board of Regents.

10. Engineering Curricula

Regent Hardy called attention to the growing need for the
newer fields in Science and Engineering resulting from new
and expanding industries in Nevada. He pointed out that
students desiring study in these fields must now go else-
where to complete their education.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Administra-
tion make a study of the desirability and the feasibility of
adding the following courses to the curriculum of the Uni-
versity: (1) Nuclear Engineering, (2) Agricultural Engi-
neering, and (3) Chemical Engineering.

The meeting adjourned at 1:35 P.M.