03/16/1938

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

March 16-17, 1938 



03-16-1938
Volume 5 - Pages 202-207

                 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
                       March 16, 1938

The Executive Committee met in the President's Office at 10
o'clock March 16, all members being present.  Acting President
Thompson read the following items:

a.  Letter mailed from Yuma, Arizona, February 15, 1938, signed
    by 8 Engineering graduates and students.

b.  Letter of March 10 from Dean Butler, Regional Chairman, E. C.
    P. D. to President Clark in answer to his letter of March 7.

c.  Thank you from Eldon Wittwer for his election as Associate
    Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Eco-
    nomics.

d.  Letter from Postal Telegraph and Cable Corporation asking
    help of Regents in stimulating trade for Postal Corporation.

On recommendation of Dr. Lehenbauer and Dr. Frandsen, Dean
Thompson recommended the election of William Dwight Billings
(A. B., Butler; M. A. and Ph. D., Duke, 1935 and 1936) to be
Instructor in Botany effective August 1, 1938 at a salary of
$1800, vice Loretta Miller resigned, and that his name also be
included in the forthcoming catalog.

Judge Brown moved the approval of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Acting President Thompson recommended that Major Richard O.
Bassett, Jr., be granted the academic rank of Assistant Profes-
sor of Military Science and Tactics, effective from date, since
he has been relieved from duty at Fort Sam Houston and is due
in Reno the latter part of this month.  He is to relieve Captain
Isbell at the end of this University year.  Action is asked today
that his name also may be included in the forthcoming catalog.

Judge Brown moved the approval of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Acting President Thompson recommended that the request of Profes-
sor Martie that the loss of $91.68 on the Rocky Mountain basket-
ball trip be assumed by the University Athletic Fund.  The actual
cost of this basketball season was $576.21 as against an estimat-
ed cost (loss) of $1289.50.

Mr. Wingfield moved the granting of this request.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dean Thompson read Mr. Martie's statement that $80 was taken from
the desk of Walter States during the Cal. Aggie series of basket-
ball games March 25-26, 1938 and his request that the Athletic
Fund assume the loss, otherwise States would have to do so.  The
money was supposed to have been locked in State's desk and was
intended to be used to pay officials.

Mr. Wingfield moved the granting of this request.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dean Thompson presented a report from the Reno Fire Department
which, on motion of Judge Brown, was referred to the Property
Committee, Mr. Ross.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dean Thompson read a detailed request from the order of De Molay
to be permitted on May 13, 14 and 15 to use the 3 dormitories,
the Dining Hall and Gymnasium in order to care for 600 Northern
California and Nevada De Molays to be assembled here in annual
convention.  Discussion developed that there would be no objec-
tion to the use of our Gymnasium for their basketball tournament,
if this could not be held elsewhere, and no objection at all to
the use of Mackay Stadium and field for their open-air church
services.  It was thought that the State building would be avail-
able for their business sessions rather than the Education Audi-
torium.  As for the use of Dining Hall and dormitories for this
purpose, it was considered inadvisable to grant the request.

Chairman Ross moved that Dean Thompson be authorized to write
the De Molay officers to this effect.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, if the University faculty does revoke
the requirement that History shall be a required subject for all
Freshmen, the Acting President is authorized immediately to ad-
vise Assistant Professor Stewart that his services cannot be
retained for another University year.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Professor Boardman and Engineer Maxwell Wright of the PWA appear-
ed before the Board at the request of Mr. Gorman.  After a gen-
eral discussion of the proposed retaining wall in the ditch to
the east of the Engineering building as a PWA project, already
approved by Washington, the Committee, the Acting President, the
Comptroller and Messrs. Boardman and Wright all went out to look
at the stretch of ditch proposed for improvement.  Returning to
the Office, it was the consensus that Messrs. Gorman, Wright and
Boardman should carefully check their respective figures and that
the Committee would meet later in the week, probably Friday af-
ternoon, to reach decision in this matter.

Bids for steel folding chairs having previously received, opened
and samples inspected, Judge Brown moved that the Carlisle bid
of $2.45 per each on a 500 lot be accepted.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Recessed to Friday afternoon at which time the ditch question
and the matter of the purchase of a lawn mower for Superintendent
Lynch (cost $369.65) and a typewriter (cost $109.65) for Dean
Traner will be decided.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary