03/28/1931

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

March 28-29, 1931 



03-28-1931
Volume 5 - Pages 81-86

                       REGENTS MEETING
                       March 28, 1931

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 2
o'clock on Saturday afternoon, March 28th, 1931, this special
meeting having been called by the Chairman to discuss ways and
means of meeting the present financial situation.  Present:
Judge Brown, Mr. Wingfield, Dr. Olmsted.  Absent:  Regents
Williams and Pratt.

The minutes of the January 27, 1931 meeting were approved by the
following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

List No. 16, Regents Checks Nos. 1029 to 1042 inclusive, for the
net sum of $45,115.49 and List No. 3, State Claims Nos. 22 to 33
inclusive, for the net sum of $21,937.92 were, on motion of Dr.
Olmsted, approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield the Regents authorized the purchase of
85 copies of the 1931 Artemisia for the sum of $300 provided the
book is in no wise objectionable to Professor A. E. Hill.  If the
book should not be acceptable to him, then the Regents agree
merely to pay $35 for one page of University advertising.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Dr. Olmsted the Regents authorized the payment of
the $62.50 bill submitted by the U. of N. Sagebrush covering the
second half of this University year's subscription for 85 copies.

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, the President was authorized to di-
rect Miss Sissa to secure an Honorary Master of Arts diploma as
of 1915 for Judge P. A. Mc Carran, who had the Honorary Master of
Arts degree conferred on him at the 1915 Commencement but neither
received the diploma nor had his name listed among the candidates
for degrees that year in the Regents minutes.  His name is to be
formally listed on the Honorary Degree List as of 1915 for a
Master of Arts degree.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Dr. Olmsted, the following stiffening of the en-
forcement of the non-resident tuition law, as submitted by Pres-
ident Clark, was approved and authorized for inclusion in the
forthcoming catalog.

    The President of the University of Nevada is authorized and
    directed to grant exemption from non-resident tuition to any
    applicant for matriculation whose parents have been continu-
    ously resident in Nevada for at least 6 full months just pri-
    or to such application for matriculation.  "Parents" in this
    connection means both father and mother, if both are living,
    and are not legally separated.  In case one parent is dead,
    or if parents have been legally separated, this residence
    requirement may be satisfied by residence in Nevada, in ac-
    cord with the requirement, of the one parent with whom the
    applicant is living.  In case both parents are dead, the ap-
    plicant may be exempt from non-resident tuition on this basis
    only if the applicant's legal guardian satisfies the Nevada
    family residence requirements above stated.  In any case of
    doubt, the President is authorized and directed to require a
    sworn statement from a parent or guardian of the applicant
    testifying that the above residence requirements have been
    satisfied and further to require supporting sworn statements
    from at least two other established adult Nevada residents.

    The burden of proof is upon any applicant whose parents do
    not reside in Nevada to show that said applicant has been a
    bona fide resident of Nevada continuously for at least 6 full
    months just preceding his matriculation in this University of
    Nevada.  The President of the University is authorized and
    directed, before granting tuition exemption to any applicant
    whose parents do not reside in Nevada, to require (a) Every
    such applicant to make a sworn statement that he has satis-
    fied the above residence requirement and (b) Every such ap-
    plicant to furnish sworn statements testifying to the appli-
    cant's fulfillment of the above residence requirement from
    each of two established adult Nevada residents.

    If, in any case, after the admission of a student receiving
    exemption from non-resident tuition in either of the above
    classifications, the University receives clear evidence that
    materially false statements as to Nevada residence have been
    made in the sworn statements, then the President of the Uni-
    versity is authorized and directed to expel such student from
    the University of Nevada.

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield the Board authorized a University
Matriculation Fee of $5 to be charged to each new student of the
University of Nevada from the opening of the Fall semester of
1931.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Dr. Olmsted moved that
Judge Souter be authorized to offer a new course for the second
semester of the University year 1932-33 and that he be paid $400
for this additional offering.  This offering is to be listed in
the forthcoming catalog.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On the recommendation of the President, Mr. Wingfield moved that
from and after this date no student be graduated or furnished
with a transcript of record unless and until all accounts with
the University have been fully paid.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Dr. Olmsted moved that
this University's membership in the Association of Governing
Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions be at once
terminated, with the understanding that the fee for this year be
paid if already due.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On recommendation of President Clark, Mr. Wingfield moved that
S. Allen Lough be granted a year's leave of absence, beginning
August 1st, 1931, to pursue graduate work toward his doctorate.
He is to receive a University allowance of $500 during his year's
leave, beginning August 1, 1931 with understanding that he re-
turns to this University of Nevada for full time service for at
least two years after completion of this leave or returns to the
University all leave funds received.  Also that Francis Oakberg
be elected Instructor in Chemistry at $140 per month for 9 months
beginning with September 1, 1931.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On recommendation of President Clark, Judge Brown moved that
Lawton Kline be elected Instructor in Modern Languages at $1200,
for the year beginning August 1, 1931.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield the $10 per month advance made by Di-
rector Creel to Professor V. E. Scott, as from September 1, 1930,
was ratified.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Dr. Olmsted, the Board of Regents accepted the $3300
face value addition to the Rose Sigler Mathews Scholarship Foun-
dation and directed their Secretary to thank Mr. Mathews for this
addition and to assure him that the conditions stipulated by him
in the following letter will be faithfully carried out:

                                       Reno, February 16, 1931

    The Board of Regents and
    President Clark
    University of Nevada

    Gentlemen:

        The Rose Sigler Mathews Scholarship Fund has been oper-
    ating now for 10 years.  In examining the records of these
    years, I firmly believe the Scholarship Fund has done some
    good and, with your permission, I would like to increase the
    principal of this Fund from its present value of $6,900 to
    $10,200 face value, thereby adding the sum of $3,300 face
    value, which I hereby give for addition to the present prin-
    cipal of the Rose Sigler Mathews Scholarship Fund in the form
    of 33 shares of Sierra Pacific 6% preferred stock, duly as-
    signed by me to the University of Nevada.

        However, I find it necessary to make a proviso:

        I am to receive personally as long as I live and begin-
    ning with the dividend due approximately May 1, 1931, from
    the University of Nevada at regular payment times for the
    dividends of this stock, the full income from this 33 shares
    of Sierra Pacific 6% preferred stock or the full income from
    the full value received from the redemption of or the sale of
    this stock and its investment in other good income-bearing
    securities, if this stock is redeemed or, for good reason
    sold, during my lifetime.  After my death these new securi-
    ties will be part and parcel of the Rose Sigler Mathews
    Scholarship Fund.

        I am the opinion that the income from the Fund should be
    all paid out in scholarships, unless it should be necessary
    to retain a part in order to keep the principal of the Fund
    at a par value of not less than $10,000, which is my desire.

        Trusting that this will meet with your approval and
    thanking you for your kindness and consideration in the past,
    I am

                             Sincerely yours,

                         /s/ Isaac R. Mathews

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

On motion of Judge Brown the following letter of March 4, 1931
to the Honorable Secretary of the Interior was ratified by the
Board and ordered incorporated into the minutes.

    Honorable Ray Lyman Wilbur
    Secretary of the Interior
    Washington, D. C.

    Dear Sir:

        In February, 1930, there was transmitted to you the pro-
    test of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
    against the conveyance of the State of Nevada to the United
    States of America of certain lands which had been granted to
    the State of Nevada for University purposes.

        The lands involved were described in deeds numbers 4, 7,
    9 and 15, all dated March 1, 1929, and executed in the name
    of the State of Nevada as grantor.

        The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada has re-
    ceived from the proper officials of this State assurances
    that upon the completion of the proposed exchange of lands
    between the State and the United States government an equiv-
    alent number of acres of the land received would be designat-
    ed and credited to the University Land Grant and to the Min-
    ing and Mechanics Art College Land Grant.

        The Board of Regents therefore withdraws its protest
    heretofore made, and consents that the conveyances therein
    referred to be made to the United States of America.

        By Order of the BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE
                        UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

                         /s/ George S. Brown, Chairman

    Attest:  /s/ Carolyn M. Beckwith, Secretary

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

At the request of Director Fulton, President Clark made the fol-
lowing recommendations:

    a.  That Carl Stoddard be elected Curator of the Mackay
        Museum at $100 per month from Mackay School of Mines
        funds to be effective March 25, 1931;

    b.  That Carl Stoddard be elected Field Engineer of the
        State Bureau of Mines at $100 per month;

    c.  That Alfred M. Smith be elected Mining Engineer of the
        State Bureau of Mines at $200 per month beginning March
        19, 1931;

    d.  That the following allocation of the $5000 appropriation
        to the State Bureau of Mines from January 1 to July 1,
        1931 be ratified:

        1.  John A. Fulton, Director, $250 per month
            for March, April, May and June               $1000.00
        2.  B. F. Couch, Secretary, $100 per month for
            March, April, May and June                     400.00
        3.  Alfred M. Smith, $75 for March and $200 per
            month each for April, May and June             675.00
        4.  Carl Stoddard, $33.33 for March and $100 per
            month each for April, May and June             333.33
        5.  To be used in accordance with the provisions
            of the Act, the balance of                    2591.67
                                                         --------
                                                         $5000.00

Judge Brown moved that the elections be authorized as recommended
and that the allocation of the appropriation be ratified as sub-
mitted.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

President Clark recommended that Mr. Ralph A. Irwin be advanced
from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Psychology effective
from this date.

Dr. Olmsted moved that Mr. Irwin be advanced in rank as recom-
mended.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

President Clark submitted his proposed program of savings and
increased yields for the remainder of this biennium as follows:

    FINAL SUMMARY OF SUGGESTED SAVINGS AND INCREASED INCOME
           UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA BUDGET FOR 1931-1932

Report by President Clark to the Board of Regents, March 28, 1931

1.  Savings in Department of

    a.  Economics, Business and Sociology                $ 1,200
    b.  Modern Languages                                   3,100
    c.  Chemistry                                          1,140
    d.  English                                              825

2.  Saving by abolishing both Summer School Sessions       3,500

3.  President yields allowance                             1,500

4.  Cut to 1/3 Department items for repairs, improve-
    ments, new equipment and library books                12,000

5.  Cut in Buildings and Grounds                           5,398

6.  Cut in General Expenses                                3,350

7.  Matriculation Fee yield approximately                  3,000

        Grand Total                                      $35,013

Mr. Wingfield move the adoption of this program.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Mr. Wingfield moved that the Regents direct:

a.  The President and the Comptroller and those in charge of the
    Farm to sell all unnecessary equipment and all stock except
    the work horses and a couple of cows;

b.  The President and the Comptroller to get a leaser for the
    University Farm at the earliest possible time;

c.  The Chairman of the Board and Secretary to execute the lease
    for the University Farm, understanding that Mr. Wingfield
    will furnish the blank forms for this lease and that the
    lease shall expire December 31, 1932; and that

d.  From and after the taking over of the Farm by a leaser, the
    College of Agriculture of the University shall cease to
    operate this Farm for the remainder of this biennium.

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Adjourned.

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary