March 18-19, 1957
Volume 7 - Pages 314-317
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
March 18, 1957
The Board of Regents met in regular session in the Board of
Education meeting room of the School Administration building,
Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, March 18, 1957. Present: Regents
Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson, Anderson and Grant; Comptroller
Hayden and President Stout. Academic Vice President Wood and
Engineer Poolman were present to discuss items in their areas
of work. News Editor Laxalt reported the meeting for the Press.
The meeting was called to order at 10:05 A.M. by Chairman Grant.
1. Minutes of Previous Meetings
Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
minutes of the regular meeting of February 28, 1957 be
2. Personnel Recommendations
President Stout presented the following recommendations on
Appointment of Lura Ward Mathews as Reference Assistant,
effective March 1, 1957, at a salary of $250 per month
(replacement for Mrs. O. Tissier, resigned).
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Appointment of Supervising Teachers for Spring semester 1957
Dorothy Betts, Peavine School $120
Teddyanna Keele, Sparks High School 75
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Reappointment of June Fant as Assistant in Business
Administration at a salary of $937.50 for the Spring
STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
RENO EVENING DIVISION
Reappointment of Edwin Richardson, Education, for the
Spring semester 1957, at a salary of $225.
Supplementary Contracts for the Spring semester 1957, as
Harold Brown, Education $225
Daniel W. Cassard, Animal Husbandry (Beef
Harlan Holladay, Art (Workshop) 150
Loring Williams, Secondary Education 225
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Appointment of Paul T. Tueller as Graduate Research
Assistant in Agronomy and Range Management, Agricultural
Experiment Station, at a salary of $2300 for the year,
effective July 1, 1957 (replacement for R. Keith Miller,
Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the person-
nel recommendations be approved.
Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
sented for acceptance, as follows:
1) From the Ed Von Tobel Lumber Company, Las Vegas, $200
for the fund for furnishing the laboratories in the
Classroom building in Las Vegas.
2) From Kennecott Copper Corporation, Mc Gill, $250 as a
grant-in-aid to the University to match the scholarship
to Barney Lujan.
3) From the General Electric Company, New York, $25 to
match the contribution to the University of D. E.
Hamilton, a graduate, under the Corporate Alumnus
Program of General Electric Company.
Payments on existing scholarships, as follows:
a. From Mitchell Armanko, $200 for the Armanko Office
Supply Company Scholarships.
b. From Fred O. Herz, $36.27 which, added to the income
from investments in the fund, covers the scholarship
payment of the Mrs. Carl Otto Herz Scholarship.
c. From Mrs. H. L. Klute, $300 for the Klute Scholarships
in Foreign Languages.
Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the gifts
be accepted and that the Secretary write a note of thanks
to each donor on behalf of the Board of Regents.
4. Fee Recommendation - Summer Session Fees
The following change in Summer Session Fees for the Reno
Campus was recommended by the Fee Study Committee, and the
First 3 credits (per session) $12.00 per credit
Each additional credit $10.00 per credit
(an increase of $3 per credit over the present fee)
First 3 credits (per session) $10.00 per credit
Each additional credit $ 7.50 per credit
(an increase of $2.50 per credit over the present fee)
The above fees to become effective for the Summer of 1957.
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the recommenda-
tion be approved and the Summer Session fees for the Reno
Campus be set accordingly.
5. Schmitt and Nielsen Property
President Stout called on Mr. Hayden, who reported that the
office of the Attorney General had notified him that a hear-
ing had been scheduled for March 11 on the Schmitt property,
but that it had now been cancelled by Mr. Schmitt's attor-
ney. Instead, he has asked for the privilege of appearing
before the Regents to make a new offer on behalf of Mr.
Schmitt. Mr. Nielsen is standing by his original price,
and hearing on his property has been set for April 18.
6. Isom, Ostensen & Associates
President Stout read a letter from this firm stating that
they are now in a position to provide policies under their
proposed program with any insurance company licensed in
the State of Nevada. (See minutes of April 30, 1956.) The
matter was generally discussed. It was the consensus of
opinion that all insurance companies should be included in
any plan entered into by the University of Nevada.
Motion by Dr. Anderson carried unanimously that arrangements
be made for appropriate representatives of all insurance
companies and the Nevada State Insurance Commissioner to
meet with the Regents to discuss the proposal of Isom,
Ostensen & Associates.
7. Cornerstone - Ross Hall
The date set for laying the cornerstone for the Silas E.
Ross Hall is Sunday, April 14, 1957. It was agreed by the
Regents that the building be dedicated at the cornerstone
laying ceremony. It was agreed that Mr. Lester Summerfield
be invited to give the main address. Dr. Stout proposed a
reception for Mr. Ross on the day or evening of the corner-
stone dedication ceremony. He was authorized to appoint a
committee to plan and carry out the reception.
8. Mrs. G. B. Blair
President Stout called on Mr. Hayden for a report on his
discussion with Mrs. Blair. She indicated to Mr. Hayden
that she considered $140 per month as the minimum she
could get along with, and that she had hoped for more.
She was 70 years old on November 12th last. Inquiries
were made concerning annuity investments, and the findings
were that $15,000 would yield $118 per month, $17,726 would
yield $140 per month, $18,992 would yield $150 per month
and $22,158 would yield $175 per month. A local real es-
tate appraiser set the top sale price of the property at
$12,500, although Mrs. Blair had indicated the value of
the property at $15,000. Mr. Hayden reported that he is
investigating further to see if something can be worked
9. Building Program
President Stout called on Mr. Poolman for a report on
permissive legislation for revenue bonds. Mr. Poolman
reported that the bill had been referred back to the bill
drafter by the Ways and Means Committee to be redrawn,
breaking the items down into revenue producing and non-
revenue producing units.
10. Faculty Committees
President Stout called on Dean Wood, who reported that every
College except Engineering has elected members to the Facul-
ty Senate. The College faculty representatives who are
studying the proposal concerning selection and promotion
of staff has had one meeting, at which they discussed pro-
11. Nevada Southern Facilities
Difficulties in providing facilities to carry on the program
of the University in Las Vegas were discussed, in case money
is not provided by the Legislature for a building. The pos-
sibility of using the race track buildings was discussed and
the Regents and members of the University Administration
went to the site to inspect its facilities.
The meeting adjourned at 11:45 P.M.
A. C. Grant