03/19/1915

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 19-20, 1915
 



03-19-1915
Volume OD - Pages 591-599

                         Reno, Nevada
                        March 19, 1915

The adjourned meeting of the Board convened in the office of the
President of the University at 1:30 P.M. March 19.  Members pres-
ent:  Mr. Henderson, Chairman, Codd, Pratt, Sullivan and O'Brien,
President Hendrick and Assistant Secretary Gorman.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The President recommended increases in salaries for the adminis-
trative and instructional staff of the University for the year
beginning July 1, 1915, as follows:

          Comptroller                       $200
          Professor Frandsen                 100
          Assistant Professor Lehenbauer     100
          Dr. M. Adams                       100
          Professor Boardman                 100
          Dr. Church                         100
          Professor H. W. Hill               100
          Professor Wier                     100
          Professor Haseman                  100
          Professor Jones                    200
          Professor L. de Laguna             100
          Dr. Hartman                        100
          Professor R. Adams                 100
          Dr. Mack                           100

Moved by Dr. Sullivan that the recommendations of the President
regarding increases be approved, effective July 1, 1915.  Record
vote:  aye - Codd, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Hender-
son; nay - none.

The resignation of Miss Grace A. Day from the Department of Edu-
cation was read, and upon motion of Mr. Pratt, the resignation
was accepted and the remaining part of the salary to be adjusted
by the Comptroller.

Upon recommendation the Dean of the College of Agriculture, which
was approved by the President and recommended to the Board, Mr.
J. B. Frisbee is requested to submit his resignation from the
faculty of the Department of Agronomy, effective June 30.  Motion
was made by Dr. Sullivan that the recommendation of the Dean, as
approved by the President, be approved.  Record vote:  aye -
- Codd, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay -
none.

The Board passed a resolution that the President be authorized to
recommend an assistant in Agronomy.  Record vote:  aye - Codd,
O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

Upon recommendation of the President it was resolved that Mr.
S. C. Feemster, Instructor in History, be requested to submit
his resignation, effective June 30, 1915.  Record vote:  aye -
Codd, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay -
none.

Upon recommendation of the President Miss Rosalie Pollock is
requested to submit her resignation from the Department of
Education, effective June 30, 1915.  Record vote:  aye - Codd,
O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson.

Resolution was introduced that Mr. S. E. Jameson be notified
that his position as Master of Lincoln Hall be discontinued
after June 30th.  The President was authorized to offer the
position to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Turner, they to receive their
rooms lighted and heated for the services required of them.
Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chair-
man Henderson; nay - none.

Upon the recommendation of the President the Comptroller was
placed in charge of the Dining Hall of the University.  Record
vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman
Henderson; nays - none.

    WHEREAS, it appears from a consideration of the relation of
    the women students of the University to the University, that
    there is a necessity for some woman to be placed in charge
    who will be an adviser to the women of the whole University,
    both in relation to conduct and toward the University and
    toward themselves as individual members of society; and,

    WHEREAS, it appears that such adviser should be a highly
    trained woman with actual experience in this work; and,

    WHEREAS, the President has requested Mr. Clarence H. Mackay
    to nominate the lady for the position,

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that notice be served upon Mrs.
    A. E. Kaye that her position as Matron of Manzanita Hall
    will not continue after June 30, 1915.  Record vote:  aye -
    Codd, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay -
    none.

The President was authorized to engage a Dean of Women at a
salary not to exceed $2500 per year and her rooms.  Record vote:
aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson;
nay - none.

The President was instructed to notify all members of the in-
structional force except as herein provided that their positions
will continue.

The Comptroller was authorized to deposit the University funds
in the following banks:

    University Revolving Fund in the Farmers' & Merchants' Bank
    University Revolving Fund Petty Cash in the Scheeline Bank-
        ing Co.
    General Funds of the University to be divided between the
        Washoe County Bank and the Nixon National Bank

Upon the recommendation of the President Dean J. G. Scrugham
was appointed Director of Engineering Experimentation.  Record
vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman
Henderson; nay - none.

Upon the recommendation of the President Dr. W. B. Mack was re-
appointed Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory for the en-
suing year.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan
and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

Upon the recommendation of the President Dr. W. B. Mack was ap-
pointed Veterinarian in charge of the Veterinary Control Service
of the University, and ex officio State Quarantine Officer of
the State, subject, however, to the approval of the Governor of
the State, with an allowance of $300.  Record vote:  aye - Codd,
Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

The President was authorized to secure a man to take charge of
the Soils Laboratory of the University.  Record vote:  aye -
Codd, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay -
none.

Upon the recommendation of the President Mr. Richard Brown and
Mrs. Ella Stubbs were placed in Emeritus positions upon the fac-
ulty of the University.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt,
O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

Upon the recommendation of the President Mr. Richard Brown is
to receive $100 per month, effective immediately.  Record vote:
aye - Codd, O'Brien, Pratt, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson;
nay - none.

Upon the recommendation of the President Mrs. Ella Stubbs was
to receive $100 per month, effective April 1, the first payment
to be made May 1.  Both of the above recommendations to be sub-
ject to the approval of the Governor of the State.  Record vote:
aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson;
nay - none.

Upon the request of the President the Chairman appointed Mr.
Codd, Dr. Sullivan and himself a committee on repairs upon the
President's House.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien,
Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

The President recommended that in pursuance of an act authorizing
the President and Board of Regents of the University to lease a
College Farm, and appropriating the sum of $10,000 therefor,
which was passed in this session of the Legislature, and approved
by the Governor, that the Chairman of the Board be authorized
and given full power and authority in his discretion to execute
a lease upon the D. C. Wheeler Farm, when he has satisfied him-
self upon the title, the lease to stipulate the privilege of
purchase on or before May 1, 1917, at the price agreed upon in
negotiations thus far held.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt,
O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

Motion made and carried that the President be and he is hereby
authorized to secure a proper person to manage the College Farm,
and the position be open as soon as the Chairman has executed
the lease.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Henderson
and Sullivan.  Nay - none.

Mr. Pratt offered the resolution as follows:

    WHEREAS, under the act of the 27th session of the Legislature
    of the State of Nevada, the University of Nevada has been
    authorized to lease a College Farm, and

    WHEREAS, it is our belief that plans looking to the effective
    management and control of this property should be placed in
    immediate effect, and

    WHEREAS, it is the sense of this Board that this position
    should not cost more than $100 per month, and that the man
    to be placed in charge of the farm should be known as and
    perform the functions of a working foreman, and

    WHEREAS, it is our belief and desire of this Board that the
    supervision of the farm operations should be given by the
    Dean of the College of Agriculture and by the Professor of
    Animal Husbandry, and

    WHEREAS, it is the understanding and belief of this Board
    that such a position would not be satisfactory to Mr. T. W.
    Clark, the present Superintendent of the College Farm,

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Clark's resignation be
    requested, to be effective May 1, 1915.  Record vote:  aye -
    Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay -
    none.

Upon the recommendation of the President Professor R. C. Thompson
was appointed Professor of Philosophy & Education.  Record vote:
aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay
- none.

Upon the recommendation of the President, the resignation of Mr.
George D. Powers, effective June 30, 1915, was accepted.  Record
vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and Chairman Hender-
son; nay - none.

Upon the recommendation of the Dean of the College of Engineering
which was approved by the President Mr. C. P. Campbell was ap-
pointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, at a salary of $1800 per year, position to be ef-
fective July 1, 1915.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien,
Sullivan and Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan the following resolution was adopted.
Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Chairman Henderson;
nay - none.

    WHEREAS, the 27th session of the Nevada Legislature passed
    an Act entitled, "An Act to Create a Fund to be Known as
    the 'University Revolving Fund' and Appropriating Money
    Therefor", approved March 1915, and

    WHEREAS, under said Act there was appropriated from the money
    coming into the Treasury of the State of Nevada, which by
    force of statute, tax or otherwise, is intended for the
    support of the University of Nevada or any of its Depart-
    ments, the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars to be known as
    the University Revolving Fund, and

    WHEREAS, said Act further requires that upon the written re-
    quest of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada,
    the Controller of the State of Nevada is directed and
    authorized to draw his warrant in favor of the said Board
    of Regents of the University of Nevada, for the said sum
    of Twenty Thousand Dollars,

    NOW THEREFORE upon motion duly made and seconded IT IS
    UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the
    University of Nevada do, and they hereby request the
    Controller of the State of Nevada to draw his warrant for
    the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars as provided for in said
    Act.  And said Controller is hereby directed to deliver
    said warrant for said sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars to
    the Comptroller of the University of Nevada.

Dr. Sullivan gave notice that at the next regular meeting of
the Board of Regents he would move that the Bylaws be amended
and that a section be inserted to read as follows:

    Terms of Employment

    In the absence of some specific arrangements the employment
    of members of the general faculty will be either continuous
    or for a period of ten months; those continuously employed
    will hold themselves in readiness for services at any time
    during the year, and will receive their salary in 12 monthly
    installments.  The others will receive their salary in 10
    monthly installments and their employment will be from
    August 1 to June 1, in which period they must at all times
    be in readiness for any required service.

The President submitted a letter from Dean Scrugham relative
to advertising the University at the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Motion made and carried that the President be authorized to ar-
range for a publication, provided that not more than $100 be
spent.  Record vote:  aye - Codd, Pratt, O'Brien, Sullivan and
Chairman Henderson; nay - none.

No further business appearing, meeting adjourned.

                             Charles B. Henderson
                             Chairman

C. H. Gorman
Acting Secretary