03/17/1952

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 17-18, 1952




03-17-1952
Volume 6 - Pages 347-354

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                       March 17, 1952

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Monday, March 17, 1952.  The meeting was called to
order by the Chairman at 10 A.M.  Present:  Regents Lombardi,
Hardy, Arentz, Crumley and Ross; Comptroller Hayden and Presi-
dent Love.  Also present were J. Springmeyer, Legislative
Counsellor, Chester Smith, State Budget Director, reporters
William Gillis and Ted Scripps.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     (a)  Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the
          minutes of the regular meeting of January 4, 1952 be
          approved, and that the reading thereof be dispensed
          with.

     (b)  Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the
          actions of the Executive Committees, as recorded in
          the minutes of their meetings on January 19, 1952,
          March 1, 1952 and March 5, 1952, be approved, and
          that those minutes be made a part of the permanent
          record.

 2.  Claims

     The following claims had been approved by the Executive
     Committee, and

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that they be ap-
     proved by the Board:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 12-103 to 12-118 inclusive for
         a total of $151,938.27 for January 1952.

         State Claims, Nos. 12-72 to 12-83 inclusive for a
         total of $91,766.06 for January 1952.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 12-119 to 12-135 inclusive for
         a total of $125,427.87 for February 1952.

         State Claims, Nos. 12-84 to 12-95 inclusive for a
         total of $96,885.62 for February 1952.

 3.  Lincoln Hall Renovation

     The matter of Lincoln Hall remodeling and renovation was
     discussed.  It was pointed out that the necessity for re-
     moving the center stairway and relocating stairways on
     either side of the building (as a safety measure in case
     of fire) had run the cost of initial remodeling to an
     amount which does not permit 2/3 of the work to be done
     with the amount appropriated by the State Legislature for
     the job.  It was the unanimous opinion that Mr. Mills, the
     architect, be consulted and that, after further study, the
     Executive Committee be empowered to act.

 4.  Student Union Building

     The University of Nevada was named in the Will of Mr. W. E.
     Travis, who died on February 24, 1952, to receive a sum of
     money toward the erecton of a Student Union building as
     follows:

         University of Nevada
         Reno, Nevada             30% but not to exceed $300,000

         Said bequest to the University of Nevada, is made on the
         specific condition that it be used to construct on the
         Campus of the University of Nevada at Reno, Nevada, a
         building to be known as the "Jot Travis Student Build-
         ing" for use by the students of the University of Nevada
         for recreation purposes and containing suitable offices
         for bona-fide student organizations and offices for the
         Alumni Association and upon the further condition that
         at least an equal sum be furnished by the State of
         Nevada and/or others within two (2) years after my
         death for use in conjunction with my said bequest for
         the construction of said building.

     An ad had been published in local papers asking for creden-
     tials and references from architects interested in being
     considered for the Student Union building.  Local architects
     also received letters giving the same information.  Follow-
     ing general discussion, it was the unanimous opinion of the
     Board that the President meet with the members of the State
     Planning Board to discuss further procedure.

 5.  Charles Thompson

     The Comptroller distributed copies of a letter from Sidney
     W. Robinson, Attorney for Charles Thompson, claiming that
     there is due him for work in connection with various ap-
     plication engineering services furnished to the University
     a total sum of $2,035.  Chairman Ross referred the material
     to Regent Arentz, who had served as a committee of one in
     regard to Heating Plant matters, so that he might study
     the claim.

 6.  Personnel

     (a)  Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Dr. C.
          B. Hutchison be appointed Dean of the College of Agri-
          culture, Director of Resident Teaching, and Director
          of the Agricultural Extension Division, effective July
          1, 1952, at a salary of $8500 per year (including sal-
          ary as Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station
          - see item c below).

     (b)  Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that Mr. Paul
          Maloney be made Acting Associate Director of the Agri-
          cultural Extension Division, effective July 1, 1952,
          and until the arrival of Mr. Hutchison, who will then
          be asked to make recommendation.

     The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and met as a Board
     of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station.

     (c)  Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Dr. C.
          B. Hutchison be appointed as Director of the Agricul-
          tural Experiment Station, in addition to his above
          assignments, effective July 1, 1952.

     (d)  Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that Mr. C.
          E. Fleming be made Associate Director of the Agricul-
          tural Experiment Station, effective July 1, 1952.

     (e)  Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Dr.
          Joseph Robertson be appointed as Head of the Depart-
          ment of Range Management in the Experiment Station,
          in addition to his other assignments.

     The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricul-
     tural Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Re-
     gents.

     (f)  Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
          following be retired with emeritus rank, and with
          appreciation for their long years of service to the
          University:

          Effective June 30, 1952

              Helen Joslin, Lecturer in Art
              Alice B. Marsh, Associate Professor of Home
                  Economics
              Walter S. Palmer, Professor of Metallurgy and
                  Director of the State Analytical Laboratory
              Cecil W. Creel, Director of the Agricultural
                  Extension Division
              Fred W. Traner, Dean of the School of Education
              Vincent P. Gianella, Professor of Geology

          Effective July 31, 1952

              Jeanette C. Rhodes, Registrar

          The President reported that Dr. E. Ericksen, Lecturer
          in Philosophy, will not return after the current semes-
          ter.  He has emeritus rank from the University of Utah.

     (g)  Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that M. J.
          Webster be retired as of June 30, 1952, having reached
          retirement age, but that he be rehired as Professor
          of Economics, Business and Sociology for the year
          1952-53.

     (h)  Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the fol-
          lowing promotions be approved, effective June 30, 1952:

          From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

              John Bonell, Department of Civil Engineering
              J. Craig Sheppard, Department of Art
              R. E. Worley, Department of Physics

          From Instructor to Assistant Professor

              T. V. Frazier, Department of Physics (dependent
                  upon Ph. D. degree)
              G. J. Paolozzi, Department of Foreign Languages
              Eric Axilrod, Department of Economics, Business
                  and Sociology
              W. S. Shepperson, Department of History and
                  Political Science

     (i)  Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Dr. H.
          N. Brown be named Director of the School of Education
          and Director of Special Services.

     (j)  Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that Charles
          Monson be appointed as Instructor or Assistant Profes-
          sor (dependent upon whether or not he has the Ph. D.
          degree) in the Department of Philosophy, at a salary
          of $3800 for the academic year 1952-53.

     (k)  Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the at-
          tached salary and personnel list for the year 1952-53
          be approved (filed with permanent minutes).

     (l)  Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the fol-
          lowing appointments be confirmed:

          Francis W. Barsalou as Instructor in the Department of
          Economics, Business and Sociology, at a salary of $1900
          for the Spring semester 1952.

          Joseph B. Key as Lecturer in Animal Husbandry at a
          salary of $300 for the Spring semester 1952.

          Mrs. Katharine Phillips as Loan Librarian, effective
          January 1, 1952, at a salary of $235 per month.

          Miss Gloria Griffen as sub-professional Assistant in
          the Library, effective February 1, 1952, at a salary
          of $175 per month.

          Miss Mary F. Alvey as Librarian and Map Curator for the
          Mackay School of Mines and the Nevada State Bureau of
          Mines, effective February 27, 1952, at a salary of
          $4000 per year, on a 12 months basis.

 7.  Easement - Victory Heights

     Comptroller Hayden reviewed the history of the easement,
     saying that when the University obtained the land at the
     north end of the Campus from the Evans Estate, there was a
     road leading from Highway 395 to the section now known as
     Victory Heights.  The easement for the road was in the deed
     granted to the University by the Evans Estate, and that
     deed carried the provision that when the land is no longer
     used for Agricultural purposes, the easement is to be
     abandoned.  Recently, the road has been and is now being
     used as a short cut by residents living in the northwest
     section of town and traffic is becoming heavy and unsafe
     for individuals living in Victory Heights.

     For the above reasons, and with the permission of the Reno
     Fire Department (providing that the gate be held by a chain
     which they could cut), and with the approval of the City
     Councilman representing that district, the Comptroller rec-
     ommended that the road be closed and fenced on the east and
     the west.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the recommen-
     dation be approved and the Comptroller be authorized to
     proceed with the closing of the road.

 8.  Right-of-Way - Astronomical Observatory

     In order to provide power service to the newly constructed
     Astronomical Observatory on the Campus, the Sierra Pacific
     Power Company has asked for a right-of-way along the north-
     ern fence line of the Campus, at no cost to the University,
     to provide such a power line.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the President
     be authorized to negotiate with the Sierra Pacific Power
     Company in granting a right-of-way for the purpose of serv-
     ing University buildings, providing that the power line is
     put 20 feet south of the University property line.

 9.  Easement - South Virginia Farm

     At the present time, an easement is held by the University
     of Nevada, granted by Perry Morgan, whose property joins
     the South Virginia Farm, for ditch purposes.  Mr. Morgan
     desires that the easement be terminated, and a new easement
     be granted which would alter the course of the ditch.  Since
     the diversion would need to be replaced whether or not a new
     easement is granted, it was pointed out that the expense
     would be practically the same in either case.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
     be authorized to sign the necessary papers, to be drawn up
     by the Attorney General, covering the change in easement.

The Board recessed at 12:15 noon for lunch.

The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 2:45
P.M. in the President's office.  All Regents were present, the
Comptroller, the President, Attorney General Mathews and Deputy
Foley, and reporters Gillis, Johnson and Scripps.

10.  Right-of-Way - South Virginia Farm

     The Comptroller presented the request for a right-of-way on
     the property of the South Virginia Farm for an anchor from
     poles which would carry power and telephone lines.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that authority be
     granted for such right-of-way.

11.  Gifts

     (a)  From Basic Refractories, a pilot plant now located at
          Gabbs, Nevada, when housing can be provided on the
          Campus.  This gift was made through Mr. Howard Eells,
          President of Basic Refractories.

     (b)  From Arthur E. Orvis of Reno, $1000 for the President's
          Discretionary Fund.

     (c)  From Mrs. G. B. Ethington of Salt Lake City, Utah,
          photostat copies of "Mormon Station, Memoirs of John
          Reese" for the Department of History and Political
          Science.

     (d)  From General Electric Company, a distribution type
          transformer for the Electrical Engineering Department.

     (e)  The Reno Branch National League of American Penwomen
          is giving an award this year to an Art student of the
          University of Nevada in the amount of $50.

     (f)  From the Estate of Anne Henrietta Martin, $250 which
          represents 1/2 the amount bequeathed to the University
          to be used for bringing the books from her library to
          the University and for bookplates and a plaque, as
          provided in her Will.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that these gifts be
     accepted with appreciation, and that a special note of
     thanks be sent to Mr. Eells.

12.  President's Informal Report

     (a)  As authorized by the Regents at their meeting on Janu-
          ary 4, a Library Advisory Committee has been formed,
          and the following have accepted membership:

              Mr. B. F. Schlesinger, Palm Springs, California
                  (Chairman)
              Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno
              Mr. Walter V. T. Clark, Iowa City, Iowa
              Mrs. Harriet Craven, Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe
              Mrs. Thomas Craven, Reno
              Dr. Paul Eldridge, University of Nevada
              Mr. Duncan Emerick, Library of Congress, Washing-
                  ton, D. C.
              Mr. Robert A. Griffen, Reno
              Mr. Joe Mc Donald, Reno
              Mr. George Ogilvie, Elko
              Mrs. H. W. Sawyer, Fallon
              Mrs. Gerald Wyness, Boulder City

     (b)  Professor J. E. Martie has been named to represent the
          University in the State Civilian Defense Program.

     (c)  Correspondence - Notes of appreciation for sympathy
          extended in the name of the Board of Regents were re-
          ceived from:

              Mrs. James R. Brown and family
              Mrs. John J. Sullivan and family
              Mr. W. T. Mathews and family

     (d)  Regent Hardy and Professor Joe Moose will go to Wash-
          ington, D. C. on March 23 to meet with government of-
          ficials in regard to a possible research project to be
          conducted on this Campus.

     (e)  Reverend Fred Trevitt, graduate of the University of
          Nevada, has accepted an invitation to deliver the
          Baccalaureate Sermon.  It was unanimously agreed that
          Dr. Monroe Deutsch be invited to give the Commencement
          Address.  (Dr. Deutsch has accepted.)

13.  Sheeketski Contract

     Mr. Mathews and Mr. Foley, being present for the purpose of
     discussing the contract between the Board of Athletic Con-
     trol and Coach Joe Sheeketski, told the Regents of their
     study of the contract and its termination by the Regents.
     In the general discussion which followed, it was brought
     out that Mr. Sheeketski had received $2000 on the contract
     for the current fiscal year.  It was understood that Mr.
     Sheeketski had received from outside earnings during the
     fiscal year, about $6,500.  The Attorney General suggested
     the possibility of a year to year settlement of the con-
     tract which would give Mr. Sheeketski the difference between
     his receipts and the amount of the contract.  An alternate
     proposal was that a cash settlement might be agreed upon in
     conference with a representative of the Board of Regents or
     its Council, and Mr. Furrh, together with his client, Mr.
     Sheeketski, and that payment might be made over a period of
     3 years.  Since the money, in either case, is not presently
     in the University budget, action of the State Legislature
     would be necessary.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that a member of
     the Board of Regents be appointed to consult with the At-
     torney General with the view to arranging a conference with
     the Attorney General and Deputy Foley, Mr. Furrh, Mr.
     Sheeketski and the representative of the Board of Regents.
     Report of the conference would be submitted to the Board of
     Regents for action.

     The Attorney General was authorized to notify Mr. Furrh of
     the action of the Board of Regents.

     Mr. Mathews, Mr. Foley, Mr. Springmeyer and Mr. Smith left
     the meeting at 3:10 P.M.

     Chairman Ross appointed Regent Sam Arentz to represent the
     Board of Regents in a conference concerning the Sheeketski
     contract.

14.  Charles Thompson (continued from item 5)

     Mr. Arentz reported that he had reviewed the letter and
     other material from Mr. Charles Thompson, and felt that his
     study would require conferences with Mr. Hayden and Mr.
     Horn.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that he be given
     further time for his study of the Thompson claim and that
     after such study he will recommend to the Executive Com-
     mittee of the Board what disposition should be made of the
     items in the account.

15.  Wesley Elgin Travis

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that copies of
     the following resolutions on the death of Mr. W. E. Travis
     be sent to the members of his family.

                            RESOLUTIONS
                        WESLEY ELGIN TRAVIS

         News of the death of Wesley Elgin Travis, who died on
         January 24, 1952, was received with great sorrow on the
         Campus of the University of Nevada.  He was a real
         friend to the students - his loss is deeply mourned.
         They had looked forward to associating with him, be-
         cause of the fine and interesting person that he was,
         and because of his expressed desire to visit the Campus
         and to become acquainted with them.

         Born in Hamilton, Nevada, 140 miles from the nearest
         railroad, he early realized the need for transportation
         facilities.  In the 1890's, when he and his father
         operated a stagecoach business, he found his life's
         interest.  Motor transportation caught his imagination,
         and he made it his career.  As the industry grew, he
         grew, until he became President of the Pacific Greyhound
         Lines; and then, in 1946, was made Chairman of the Board
         of the Greyhound Corporation and Chairman of the Execu-
         tive Committee.  The steady growth of motor transporta-
         tion helped westward expansion.  A fine service was thus
         performed, which becomes a part of the history, not only
         of the West, but of the whole United States.

         His was a full and useful life.  In it, he saw the
         country grow and the West come into its own.  He con-
         tributed immeasurably, and reaped the reward of satis-
         faction which comes to men of accomplishment.

         The University of Nevada is glad that it had the
         privilege of conferring on Wesley Elgin Travis the
         Doctor of Laws degree at its last Commencement, and
         is happy that he was on the Campus to receive it.

         The Board of Regents pay their sincere respects to
         this outstanding man.  They recognize his great works.
         They appreciate his love for Nevada and its University.
         They express their sorrow and extend their sympathy
         to the family.

         These resolutions are a part of the minutes of the meet-
         ing of March 17, 1952 of the Board of Regents of the
         University of Nevada.

16.  Candidates for Graduation

     The following candidates for graduation were approved by the
     faculty at its meeting on February 19, 1952.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the candidates
     be approved as follows and that they be granted the indicat-
     ed degrees and diplomas:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

     Bachelor of Arts

         John Michael Barry             Gail Moana Monroe
         Frederick E. Conelly           Robert H. Moore
         Francis E. Couch               James Scott Morrison
         Ruth Fyfe                      Marlene Nyberg
         John Andrew Gonda              Patricia Elaine Pike
         Virginia Carlyle Grafton       George Edward Reading
         David Dale Hanna               Myrna Varnes
         Portia Hawley                  George Edward Waxham
         Malcolm Gene Matteucci         Frank Whitman Wilson, Jr.
         Blanche Mary Ann Mc Clure

     Bachelor of Science

         Robert Stuart Leondard         Gordon I. Saxton
         John Shurtliff Mc Culloch

     Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

         Frank D. Kiser, Jr.

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

         Charles William Goff           Leland John Virag

     Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

         Carol Elizabeth Mac Iver

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

         Marshall J. Cuffe              Norman Sidney Hall

     Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

         Lester G. Brownell             Roy White
         Paul Edward Gieselmann

     MACKEY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

         Donald Clarence Norseth

     ADVANCED DEGREES

     Master of Science

         Glen C. Christensen

17.  Investments

     Following general discussion on investments of University
     endowment funds,

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the Comp-
     troller prepare a list of current assets in University
     invested funds with the view to studying these investments,
     and that he be authorized to seek information and advice
     from a bank, or investment company, and to make recommenda-
     tion to the Board of Regents.

The meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M. until the Commencement meet-
ing unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman.