03/13/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 13-14, 1917
 



03-13-1917
Volume OE - Pages 27-28

                         Reno, Nevada
                        March 13, 1917

The annual meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
at 10:30 A.M. in the Office of the President of the University
by Chairman Abel, March 13, 1917.

Members present:  Regents Baker, O'Brien, Sullivan and Abel.  Ab-
sent:  Regent Curler.  Acting President Lewers was also present.

The reading and approval of the minutes of the previous meetings
were upon motion postponed until a later date.

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the same arrangements for a
Y. W. C. A. resident Secretary as those made with Miss Wygal in
previous years be continued.  The motion was carried, all voting
aye.

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the bill of Charles Friedhoff
for $582.45 for fire repairs on Manzanita Hall be allowed.
Record vote being taken stood as follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Chairman            Aye

Acting President Lewers read a letter from Dean Scrugham of the
Engineering School, dated March 12, 1917, requesting leave of
absence for two years without pay and effective at the end of
the present collegiate year (June 30, 1917).

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the request of Dean Scrugham
be granted.  Record vote being taken stood as follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Chairman            Aye

Acting President Lewers read a letter of March 12, 1917 from
Zilla Mills asking for leave of absence for 3 weeks to undergo
medical treatment.  It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the request
of Miss Mills be granted.  The motion was carried, all voting
aye.

Chairman Abel reported that the Legislature was willing to grant
the University $30,000 for a Deficiency Appropriation, $250,000
for the University State Tax Fund, $47,000 for the Public Service
and $6500 for the maintenance at the Farm.  He also stated that
they were not willing to issue bonds for the Nevada State Normal
School building, and that the University Revolving Fund would
probably be abolished unless something could be done to prevent
it.

Regent O'Brien offered the following resolution, which was adopt-
ed by unanimous vote:

    WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
    is firmly convinced that a Revolving Fund is essential to
    the efficient transaction of University business and that
    without such fund it is not possible to take advantage of
    discounts nor to pay promptly freight and express and other
    bills requiring cash payments, nor without such a fund is
    it possible, because of the delays incident to obtaining
    the consent of the various Boards through which bills must
    be passed, to obtain favorable bids or to keep University
    creditors on friendly relations with the University,

    NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents
    earnestly ask the Ways and Means Committee of the Nevada
    State Legislature to report unfavorably on Senate Bill No.
    150 and to assist the Board of Regents in saving the
    Revolving Fund.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the bill of Dr. S. P. Capen for
traveling expenses, in the sum of $178.75 be allowed.  Record
vote being taken stood as follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Chairman            Aye

The Board took a recess until Saturday morning, March 17, at
10 o'clock.