03/30/1929

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 30-31, 1929
 



03-30-1929
Volume 5 - Pages 44-48

                         Reno, Nevada
                        March 30, 1929

The Board of Regents met at 10 o'clock on Saturday, March 30,
1929 in the Office of the President.  Present:  Judge Brown,
Judge Talbot, Mr. Williams, Mr. Wingfield.  Absent:  Mr. Pratt.

The minutes of the meeting of January 31, with a correction to
show that Judge Talbot changed his vote for Chairman in order
that the election of Judge Brown might be unanimous, were ap-
proved by the following vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

List No. 3, Regents Checks Nos. 9032 to 9043 inclusive, for the
sum of $44,509.36, and List No. 3, State Claims Nos. 23 to 33
inclusive for the sum of $19,819.15, were approved by the follow-
ing vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Approval of the February 28th Lists No. 2, Regents Checks Nos.
9018 to 9031 inclusive for the net sum of $45,090.40 and of
State Claims Nos. 12 to 22 inclusive for the sum of $20,227.50,
signed by the Committee, was unanimously given.

President Clark presented the resignation of Rollin H. Mc Carthy
as Assistant Professor of Engineering, to be effective at Mr.
Mc Carthy's request and at once.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

At the request of Dean Sibley, President Clark recommended the
election of Mr. Wayne W. Buerer as Instructor in Mechanical
Engineering for 9 months of the next University year at $140
per month, his first payment to be that due on October 1st.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

At the request of Professor Stanley Palmer, President Clark
recommended that Irving J. Sandorf should be continued as In-
structor in Electrical Engineering with a salary advance from
$1800 to $2000 from August 1, 1929.  Mr. Wingfield made the
motion.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

At the request of Dean Stewart, President Clark recommended
that V. E. Scott's title be changed from Professor of Dairying
to Professor of Dairying and Poultry, effective at once.  Mr.
Williams moved that this be done.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. Chappelle, President Clark rec-
ommended that the leave of John W. Gottardi be extended for
another year and that Frank Bonsai be continued in his present
position in the Department of Modern Languages during the added
year of Gottardi's leave at the same salary received this year.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

At the request of Dr. Young, President Clark recommended that
Frank Morse, who has been assisting in our Department of Psychol-
ogy, should receive $75 per month for the 4 1/2 months of this
semester.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

President Clark recommended that Miss Mae Bernasconi should be
made Acting Head of the Department of Physical Education for
Women and, on the recommendation of Miss Sameth, that Miss Evalyn
Marie Nelson should be elected Assistant in that Department at
$150 for 9 months consecutively, her first payment to be for
the month of September, 1929.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of Director Fulton, President Clark rec-
ommended that Vincent P. Gianella be advanced in rank from
Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Geology and
Mineralogy and in salary from $2250 to $2750, rank advance
effective from April 1st and salary advance effective from
September 1, 1929.  Mr. Williams moved the adoption of the
President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Chester M. Scranton
was advanced in rank from Instructor to Assistant Professor in
Physical Education for Men effective from April 1, 1929 and,
for the coming University year, Acting Head of the Department,
and in salary from $2400 to $2500, effective August 1, 1929.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Charles L. Searcy
was advanced in salary from $2250 to $2400, effective August 1,
1929.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman, President Clark recommended
that Sigmund W. Leifson should be advanced in rank from Assistant
Professor to Associate Professor, effective from April 1, 1929
and in salary from $2200 to $2400, effective August 1, 1929.
Mr. Williams moved that Dr. Leifson should have the recommended
advances.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

President Clark recommended that Dr. Young be authorized to
select a full-time Instructor in Psychology at not to exceed
$1800 for the initial year with understanding that if work is
satisfactory, the person shall receive $2000 for the 2nd year.
Mr. Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tion.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No, under present financial conditions
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of Professor Lewis, President Clark rec-
ommended that Miss Jessie P. Pope be advanced in rank from
Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in Home Economics
and in salary from $2400 to $2700 and that Mrs. Louise Springer
be advanced in salary from $2400 to $2600, the advance in rank
to be effective for Miss Pope on April 1, 1929, and her salary
advance on July 1, 1929, the salary advance for Mrs. Springer
to be effective September 1, 1929.  Mr. Wingfield moved the
adoption of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No, fearing shortage of funds
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of Professor Sutherland, President Clark
recommended that Milan J. Webster should be elected Instructor
in Economics, Business and Sociology at a salary of $1700 for
the University year 1929-30, effective August 1, 1929 and,
provided that he proves satisfactory during his initial year,
he shall receive $1800 for the University year 1930-31; and
that Ernest S. Brown, who has during the present University
year been teaching about 9 hours, should be given a schedule
of from 14 to 15 hours at a salary rate of $1200 for the Uni-
versity year 1929-30, effective August 1, 1929.  Mr. Williams
moved the adoption of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of Comptroller Gorman, President Clark
recommended that Mrs. Freda Metcalf should be advanced in salary
from $125 to $140 per month and that Miss Alice Terry should be
advanced from $125 to $135 per month, effective from July 1,
1928, since Federal Funds amounting to $25 per month are avail-
able for this purpose from July 1, 1928.  Mr. Wingfield moved
the adoption of the President's above recommendations.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. Frandsen, President Clark recom-
mended that Miss Margaret L. Canby be advanced in salary from
$1500 to $1600 for the year beginning August 1, 1929.  Mr.
Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, President Clark was authorized to
proceed with plans to alter the old Library building so that
it might become a Hall of English at a cost of not to exceed
$5000 to be paid from Permanent Construction Funds.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No, understanding that as eventually
                         the building is to be removed, re-
                         modeling appears to be a waste of
                         money
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, the Regents subscribed $300 for 85
copies of the 1929 Artemisia, provided that this publication is
acceptable to the Chairman of the Board of Regents and the Pres-
ident of the University.  If the publication is, for any reason,
not satisfactory to them, then the Regents will pay not only the
the regular full-page rate to the Artemisia for the University
advertisement contained therein and will not subscribe for any
copies of the book.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Mr. Williams moved that President Clark be authorized to pro-
vide nursery stock, after making arrangements for a proper
reserve for the University, to supply any Federal, State, County
or City request within the State of Nevada.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

President Clark was requested to have Superintendent Lynch
prepare for submission to the Board a plan for the planting of
additional evergreens on the Campus, taking into account par-
ticularly the desirability of such planting along the western
boundary of the Campus.

President Clark recommended that the salary of Comptroller
Charles H. Gorman be advanced from $4200 to $4500.  Mr. Wingfield
moved that the salary of Comptroller Gorman be $4800, effective
April 1, 1929.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Mr. Williams moved that Professor Post be notified that the
Board of Regents does not desire his resignation.  Mr. Wingfield
moved that the President be authorized to see the rival Glee Club
members, and particularly their leader, with a view to discourag-
ing them from continuing their rivalry and report back to the
Board at its next meeting.  Vote on the combined motions:

    Judge Talbot         Pass
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Mr. Wingfield moved that the President be authorized to investi-
gate the Dining Hall situation and to ascertain if it be the
desire to raise the price of board from $25 to $30 per month,
understanding that the additional $5 can all go into food.  The
overhead is very low and does not need to be increased.  The
President to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting
as to the possibility and desirability of making this change.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Recessed until 4 P.M.

Reconvened at 4 P.M.

Mr. Wingfield moved that the resignation of Raymond Hotchkiss
Leach from the staff of this University, as read by Chairman
Brown, be accepted as for September 1, 1929, the Secretary
being instructed to give the matter no publicity prior to the
June meeting of the Board unless Mr. Leach chooses to make
his resignation public.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         No
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Judge Talbot gave notice that at a later meeting of the full
Board he might move that the Board act in accordance with the
recommendation of the Legislative Investigating Committee to
inquire into the salary schedules of other State Universities.

Mr. Williams moved that the President be instructed at his
discretion to ask Miss Wier to take preliminary steps to secure
an Instructor in her Department at not to exceed $2000 per year.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

Mr. Wingfield moved adjournment.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary