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.