03/31/1923

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 31, 1923
 



03-31-1923
Volume OE - Pages 343-345

                         Reno, Nevada
                        March 31, 1923

The Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning, March 31, 1923.  There were present Regents
Pratt, Mrs. Hood, Judge Talbot and Mrs. Williams, President Clark
and Comptroller Gorman.

The minutes of February 28th were approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark presented a brief report on Mr. Mackay's plans
to date and was authorized by the Regents to respond to any call
from Mr. Mackay to go on to New York City.

List No. 3, State Claims Nos. 24 to 35 inclusive, for the net
sum of $20,666.73, and List No. 3, Regents Checks, Nos. 3015 to
3022 inclusive, for the net sum of $33,853.93, were approved,
on motion of Mrs. Hood, by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark presented to the Regents for filing several
Resolutions which had been sent to the recent Legislature by
State organizations.

The Commencement speakers have been secured.  Reverend Mark
Rifenbark of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Salt Lake City is
to deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon and Dr. J. Lowenberg of the
Department of Philosophy of the University of California is to
make the Commencement Address.  Dr. Lowenberg will also address
the Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, on the evening preceding
Commencement Day.

The names of the Honorary Board of Visitors recently appointed
by Governor Scrugham were read.

President Clark reported that the copy for the new catalog would
probably be ready by the end of the first week in April; that the
Summer School bulletin would be out some time between the 10th
and the 15th of April; that after two weeks' investigation by
a committee of 7 members with Professor Frandsen acting as Chair-
man, the committee had submitted its report to the General
Faculty at a meeting this week and the faculty had voted to make
the following changes in the calendar:

    1.  The semesters should be equalized as nearly as possible.

    2.  First semester to terminate about January 18th to 20th.

    3.  The beginning time to be not earlier than the present
        beginning time - the day following Labor Day.

    4.  The total year, apart from enrollment days and scheduled
        holidays, to be at least 35 weeks in length.

President Clark recommended that the above faculty plan be ap-
proved by the Regents.  Mrs. Hood made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Superintendent Lynch, President Clark
recommended that Janitress Mrs. Maude Wilson receive an increase
of $10 per month in her pay, beginning April 1, 1923, making the
total monthly amount paid to her $85.

President Clark recommended that the Student Hospital Association
should come under University control, to be administered by the
Faculty Health Committee and to embody several new features as
outlined in a report submitted by Dr. Bart Hood and Professor
Frandsen.  Judge Talbot moved that President Clark be authorized
to shape this matter up so that the new statement of hospital
plans might be included in the forthcoming catalog, with the
definite understanding that while Reno and Sparks students may
come under the benefits of this hospital arrangement, they shall
not be compelled to do so.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, tuition to non-resident
students is to be increased to $50 per semester, beginning with
the Fall term of 1923-24.  Mrs. Williams made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On motion of Mrs. Hood, Judge Talbot was authorized to turn over
to the Bank of Nevada Savings and Trust Company the $1000 bond
of the Pyramid Land and Livestock Company which Mr. Mathews had
presented as part of his scholarship foundation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

There was informal agreement that Superintendent Lynch should
be authorized to go ahead with the laying of the brick sidewalk
in front of the Agricultural and Education buildings.

Adjourned until 2 o'clock P.M.

At 2 o'clock all the members present at the morning session took
up the work where it had been left off in the morning.

Mr. Harry Scheeline appeared before the Board and reported his
satisfaction with the work given by Mr. Morse before the Reno
Branch of the American Institute of Banking.

On the recommendation of Professor Wilcox, President Clark rec-
ommended that Mr. Morse be advanced in rank to an Assistant
Professorship at a salary rate of $2600 for the year beginning
September 1, 1923.  Chairman Pratt made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

There was informal agreement among the Regents that whenever
livestock sales could be made by conditional sale method to en-
tirely responsible parties, Professor Wilson was authorized to
dispose of livestock at the University Farm in this manner.  It
was understood that Judge Talbot and Comptroller Gorman would
confer and decide whether a chattel mortgage or a conditional
sale method should be used in such time sales of University
Farm animals.

President Clark is to ask Professor Wilson to prepare a definite
plan for the transfer of the dairy herd to the Farm and to
submit this plan to the Regents at their next meeting, April 30,
1923.

Followed an informal discussion of the proposed purchase of sheep
for the Farm under the new plan.  Judge Talbot read letters giv-
ing the opinion of practical sheep men in the State regarding
the most satisfactory breeds.  It was finally decided to adjourn
with the understanding that Judge Talbot and Mr. Doten's Commit-
tee would meet at 2 P.M. Monday, April 2, 1923, to decide what
was to be done regarding the sheep purchase, the two other Board
members living in Reno to be called only if necessary.

Before adjourning, Judge Talbot presented to the Board a Biennial
Report of the Board of Regents for the years 1881 and 1882, which
had been given to him for the University by Mrs. J. S. Mayhugh
of Elko, whose husband at that time was Chairman of the Board.
Judge Talbot is performing a valuable service for the University
in gathering from old time residents material of this character.

Adjourned.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary