03/31/1924

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 31, 1924
 



03-31-1924
Volume OE - Pages 373-377

                         Reno, Nevada
                        March 31, 1924

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at
9:30 o'clock Monday morning, March 31, 1924.  Present:  Chair-
man Pratt, Mrs. Hood, Judge Talbot and Mrs. Williams of the
Regents, President Clark and Comptroller Gorman.  Absent:
Regent Frank Williams.

The minutes of the meeting of February 28, 1924 were approved
on motion of Mrs. Hood, by the following vote:

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

List No. 16, Regents Checks Nos. 4019 to 4029, for the net sum of
$36,171.96, and List No. 16, State Claims Nos. 166 to 177, for
the net sum of $22,362.48, were, on motion of Mrs. Hood, approved
by the following vote:

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

President Clark read a letter from Professor Stanley Palmer to
the effect that 7 of this year's Seniors in Electrical Engineer-
ing have already secured positions, 6 of them going to the Bell
Telephone Company at Sacramento.

President Clark recommended that, on information furnished by
Professor Haseman of the Department of Mathematics, the Board
understands that Professor James A. Nyswander desires to ter-
minate his relations with the University and that his name be
dropped from the forthcoming catalog.  Mrs. Hood moved that the
President's recommendation be adopted.  Vote:

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

President Clark read a letter from Dr. Haseman to the effect
that the Classes of 1920, 1921 and 1922, who had pooled their
money gifts to the University in order that a memorial might be
bought to commemorate the war service of University of Nevada
men, were willing that this pooled sum, amounting to $324.76,
should be used towards a memorial gateway at the Lake Street
entrance to the Campus.

The acceptance of this sum for the memorial gateway was ordered
laid over until the next meeting of the Board, the President in
the meantime to get estimates on the cost of a suitable gateway
and to confer with Dr. Haseman regarding the meaning of the
word "arch" as used in his letter.

Mrs. Hood suggested that the Board members who are in town on
April 14th should attend the meeting of the City Council and
request that Body to pave 9th Street between Lake Street and
University Avenue and Lake Street from 8th to 9th and the 9th
Street intersection prior to Commencement Week, if possible,
Commencement Week being May 24th.

At the request of Mr. Morse, President Clark recommended the
acceptance of the resignation of John Hamilton Morse as Assist-
ant Professor of Economics, Business and Sociology, to be ef-
fective September 1, 1924.

Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tion on condition that Mr. Morse acceptably complete his College
year's work with the University of Nevada.  Vote:

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

At the request of Mr. Courtright, President Clark presented to
the Board the resignation of Professor R. O. Courtright and
recommended the acceptance of his resignation as Professor of
Physical Education for Men and Athletic Coach, to be effective
as requested by Mr. Courtright, at the expiration of this year,
on and after July 1, 1924.  Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of the
President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark recommended the election of Mr. John Edward
Martie, who has been second man in the Department of Physical
Education for Men and who coached the basketball team this
Spring, to be Assistant Professor and Acting Head of the Depart-
ment of Physical Education for Men at a salary of $3000, to begin
September 1, 1924, and with the understanding that Mr. Martie is
to remain in service at that salary for two years.  Mrs. Williams
moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark recommended the following advances in rank for
staff members in order that the new titles might be included
in the forthcoming edition of the University catalog:

        Name               Present Title           To

George Wallace Sears         Assoc Prof      Prof of Chemistry
Fred W. Traner               Assoc Prof      Prof of Education
Silas Calvin Feemster        Asst Prof       Assoc Prof of Hist
                                             & Political Science
Francis Clark Murgotten      Asst Prof       Assoc Prof of Modern
                                             Languages
Gilbert Bruce Blair          Asst Prof       Assoc Prof of
                                             Physics
Clarence H. Kent             Instructor      Asst Prof of Mech
                                             Engineering
Louise Kerr Hammond          Instructor      Asst Prof of Home
                                             Economics
Raymond H. Leach             Instructor      Asst Prof of History
                                             & Political Science
William M. Hoskins           Instructor      Asst Prof of Chem
Hardy L. Shirley             Instructor      Asst Prof of Math
Alfred Leslie Higginbotham   Instructor      Asst Prof of English

Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tion for advances in the rank as noted above.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Dean Hall, President Clark recommended
that Mrs. Luella M. Foster be given academic rank as Instructor
in Home Economics in Education, and that State Director of
Vocational Education, F. Dean Bradley, be given the rank of
Lecturer in Education.

Inasmuch as Mrs. Foster has served one full year without such
academic rank, the Regents decided that her rank should be that
of an Assistant Professor.  Mrs. Foster is State Director of
Home Economics for the Smith Hughes work.

Judge Talbot moved that Mrs. Luella M. Foster be given the
academic rank of Assistant Professor in Home Economics in Edu-
cation and that Director F. Dean Bradley be ranked as Lecturer
in Education.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Dean Hall, President Clark recommended
that Mr. Lewis E. Rowe be re-elected Instructor of Music for the
coming year in the School of Education.  Judge Talbot moved the
adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark recommended that the Board authorize Dr. Hartman
to seek an additional person for his Department for the coming
University year at as low a salary as $1500 to $1800 if possible,
to secure a competent person, and not to exceed $2200, whose
title shall be Instructor in Physics.  Mrs. Hood moved the adop-
tion of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark asked the Board if they would be willing to heal
the minutes of the May 1915 meeting of the Regents, wherein no
record is made of the granting of an Honorary M. A. degree to
Judge P. A. Mc Carran.  The matter was laid over until the next
meeting.

President Clark was instructed to write to Mr. Fred Abel of
the Bureau of Education at Washington to see if he would be
willing to represent this University of Nevada as a delegate to
the Centenary Celebration of the Franklin Institute at Phila-
delphia September 17, 18 and 19, 1924.

President Clark stated to the Board that there is now an ac-
cumulation of approximately $59,000 in the Building Fund of the
University; that when the July taxes are in there will be addi-
tional $15,000 to $18,000 and by next December the fund will
approximate $93,000.  President Clark wished the opinion of the
Board on the advisability of erecting a Public Service building
on the Campus with this amount.

After a general discussion, Mrs. Williams moved that President
Clark inquire of the Directors of the various Public Service
Divisions the amount and arrangement of space needed by them
and, with this information at hand, he be authorized to have Mr.
De Longchamps draw a preliminary sketch for such Public Service
building, with understanding that the Board is to be in no wise
obligated to Mr. De Longchamps to have him prepare final plans
and specifications for the building.  Vote:

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

Judge Talbot reported on the matter of the appeal from the
decision of the Attorney General regarding the custodian of the
securities of the 90,000 Acre Grant that Judge Norcross will,
as soon as he can do so, prepare the papers and submit them to
the Supreme Court for decision.

Adjourned to Wednesday night, April 2nd, at 7 o'clock to read
the History of the University, as prepared by Editor Doten.

The adjourned meeting of the Regents convened Wednesday night,
April 2nd, at 7 o'clock.  Present:  Chairman Pratt, Mrs. Hood,
Mrs. Williams and Judge Talbot of the Regents and President
Clark.  Absent:  Regent Williams.

On the recommendation of Professor Wier, President Clark recom-
mended the election of Charles Roger Hicks to be Instructor in
History and Political Science at a salary of $2000 for the year
beginning September 1, 1924 and with understanding that if his
work is satisfactory he will be advanced to an Assistant Profes-
sorship at $2200 for the year beginning September 1, 1925.

After a reading of Mr. Hick's credentials, which showed excel-
lent training and experience, and the fact that he is at present
a full Professor at Ottawa University and already receiving
$2200, followed by a general discussion of the situation, Mrs.
Williams moved that Charles Roger Hicks be elected Instructor in
History and Political Science at a salary of $2200 for the year
beginning September 1, 1924 and with understanding that if his
work is satisfactory he will be advanced to an Assistant Profes-
sorship for the year beginning September 1, 1925.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Superintendent Lynch, President Clark
recommended the following increases in the pay of the two Jani-
tresses in Superintendent Lynch's Department:

    Mrs. Maude Wilson to be advanced from $85 to $95 per
    month beginning April 1, 1924.

    Mrs. Dorothy Dietz to be advanced from $75 to $80 per
    month beginning April 1, 1924.

Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tions.  Vote:

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

After a general discussion of the subject, Judge Talbot moved
that the fowl now at the University Farm be disposed of except-
ing the swan, that we purchase a pair of white and a pair of
dark swan and place them, with the remaining swan at the Farm,
on the University pond, provide the necessary shelter for them
and plant lilies and water hyacinth at the north end of the
pond, since the swan will not disturb the roots of these plants.
Vote:

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

The Regents listened to a report on the condition of the Mackay
Stadium by the Property Committee, Judge Talbot, and, after a
discussion, Judge Talbot moved that the painting of the bleach-
ers and the colonnade, the pointing up of the cement work, the
replacement of the seat planks, the construction of a cement
walk built 6 or 8 inches above the level of the ground and ex-
tending eastward from the colonnade to the driveway down to
the field with an iron railing at its north edge anchored in
the cement, all be taken care of before Commencement Week.  Vote:

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

President Clark outlined the present status of the Mackay Fund
and it was the unanimous opinion of the Board that this fund
should be used for salaries of the staff of the Mackay School
of Mines, during the remaining months of 1924.

The Regents then read and discussed some of the chapters of the
History of the University, copy of which was submitted by Mr.
Doten.

The meeting adjourned at 11 o'clock.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary