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UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 1-2, 1910
 



4-01-1910
Volume OD - Pages 167-185

                         Reno, Nevada
                        April 1, 1910

The Board of Regents met at 9 o'clock A.M. Friday, April 1, 1910.
Present:  Regents Codd, Williams, Henderson and Sullivan and
Vice-President Lewers.  Absent:  Regent Sunderland and President
Stubbs.  Regent Henderson was selected temporary Chairman.

Minutes of previous meetings read and approved.

The students of Lincoln Hall presented a petition relating to the
hour the Hall should be locked at night to the Regents with the
request that the regulation of locking the doors at 10 o'clock at
night be abolished.  The petition is as follows:

To the Board of Regents.

Gentlemen:

Since the locking of the Lincoln Hall door at 10 P.M. causes end-
less annoyance to the Master of the Hall and to the College men
living in the Hall, and since a similar regulation is not in
force at any University Dormitory on the Pacific Coast, and since
we consider the rule unnecessary for College men, and since spe-
cial provision can easily be made for preparatory students living
in the Hall,

We, the undersigned College men, residents of Lincoln Hall, do
respectfully petition your honorable Board to abolish the rule
compelling the locking of the door:

             C. A. Mc Kenzie              Earle W. Hart
             R. A. Hardy                  M. E. Jepson
             E. G. Folsom                 W. S. Wallace
             H. C. Heise                  Bryant Hauck
             L. D. Adams                  D. D. Homer
             J. A. Millar                 Spike Henderson
             F. F. Bell                   L. J. Dolan
             Alfred Myers                 Morris D. Anderson
             W. F. Doherty                Charles Helphinstine
             C. A. Bennett                Lynn K. Finney
             Neil Mc Vicar                Lloyd Chapman
             W. H. Goldsworthy            R. M. Seaton
             W. D. Alexander              Paul C. Schraps
             N. L. Rossi                  E. R. Bennett
             J. E. Sears                  C. M. Ogden
             Louis G. Leavitt             August Holmes
             Raymond F. Robb              Stanley M. Wilton
             C. W. Spark                  Raymond Spencer
             Norman L. Dorn               Joe W. Wilson
             E. P. Campbell               J. L. Clayton
             Albert Rowe                  Wm. Settlemeyer
             G. N. Bower                  L. L. Gilcrease
             Thomas Williams              Geo. R. Hubbard
             Arthur S. Mason              Gilbert M. Tyler
             James Goldsworthy            Charles R. Hilton
             William L. Daly              Claude Hamilton
             M. D. Grubb                  A. R. Carville
             C. Johansen                  Loney Guirado

This petition was laid over for the consideration of the Presi-
dent and faculty.

The report of the President of the University was read as fol-
lows:

                                        March 21, 1910

To the Members of the Board of Regents,
    University of Nevada.

Gentlemen:

This report of the University is for the three months ending
March 31, 1910.  The enrollment of the students for the 2nd
semester to date is as follows:

University Students:  Men              100
                      Women             63

State Normal School:  Women             11

High School        :  Men               38
                      Women             45

Total                                  257

The enrollment of students for the first semester of this year
was 317.  The enrollment of students for this semester is 257,
showing a net loss in the second semester of 60 students.  This
falling off in the number of students for the second term gave
us some concern, but upon examination it is reassuring, for in
the University, excepting in the case of a few students in the
College of Liberal Arts who were taking special work without ex-
pectation of continuing any length of time, there has been no
falling off.  There was a loss of 6 students from the State
Normal School, 2 of whom graduated at Christmas and the others
moved away from the City.  In the High School the falling off
in students was a little more than 1/2 of our entire loss.  Some
of these were dropped by the faculty of the High School for lack
of preparation, for inefficient work, or for indifference.  The
remainder were students who moved away, or who got work which
compelled them to leave school.

                     STATE HIGH SCHOOLS

The State Board of Education has recently adopted the report of
the Committee of the High School Principals, including also Dr.
Romanzo Adams and Dr. George Ordahl, members of our own faculty.
These Principals, representing the high school teachers of the
State, have named 5 courses to be established in high schools:
Classical, Scientific, General, Agricultural and Commercial.  An
outline of these courses with the units of credit allowed each is
herewith given:

      Classical                         Scientific

English         2 units          English           2 units
Mathematics     2 units          Mathematics       3 units
Science         1 unit           Science           3 units
Latin           4 units          Physics           1 unit
History         1 unit           History           1 unit
Ancient History 1 unit           Eng or For Lang   2 units
Electives       5 units          Electives         5 units

      Commercial                        Agricultural

English         2 units          English           2 units
Mathematics     2 units          Mathematics       2 units
Science         1 unit           Science           1 unit
History         1 unit           History           1 unit
Economics       1 unit           Botany            1 unit
Commercial Law .5 unit           Chem or Physics   1 unit
Commercial Geo .5 unit           Agriculture       3 units
Bookkeeping     2 units          Eng or For Lang   2 units
Business Eng    1 unit           Electives         3 units
Electives       5 units

      General

English         4 units          Industrial or kindred courses
Mathematics     2 units          will be added as the high
Science         1 unit           schools are prepared to take
History         3 units          them.
Electives       6 units

There are now 22 high schools organized upon a high school basis,
which require a minimum of 15 units for graduation.

            ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE UNIVERSITY

The admission requirements to the University have been arranged
so as to admit any student who has taken any one of those courses
in the State High Schools and graduated with credits of 15 units.
This is done to articulate naturally the courses in the State
High Schools with the Freshman year in the University.  The en-
trance requirements to the University are as follows:

For admission to all Colleges the candidates must present English
A and B, 2 units; Mathematics A and B, 2 units; Language (other
than English) 2 units (this requirement will go into effect Au-
gust 1, 1914); American History & Civics 1 unit; Science 1 unit;
and 9 additional units (August 1, 1914 these units will be re-
duced to 7) to be distributed among the various Colleges as fol-
lows:

    1.  In the College of Liberal Arts:  4 units of Latin, Eng-
        lish C, 1 unit; 1 additional unit of History, and 3 other
        units chosen as the candidate may desire.

    2.  For the College of General Science:  1 additional unit in
        Science (advanced); 2 units in Language other than Eng-
        lish, and 6 other units to be chosen as the candidate may
        desire.

    3.  For the College of Agriculture and Domestic Science:  1
        unit in any Science and 8 other units to be chosen as
        the candidate may desire.

    4.  For the Engineering Schools:  Mathematics C, D and E, 2
        units; 1 additional unit in Science (advanced), and 6
        other units to be chosen as the candidate may desire.

    5.  In the State Normal School:  2 units of Language other
        than English; 1 additional unit in History; and 3 other
        units to be chosen as the candidate may desire.

All candidates must offer at least 4 units of advanced work; that
is, work regularly offered in the last 2 years of the High School
course.  Those intending to enter the Engineering Schools are ad-
vised to prepare in Physics and Chemistry.  All High School stu-
dents who intend to enter the University should plan courses with
reference to the University requirements for the Junior Certifi-
cate.

In all except the Engineering Schools, the Junior Certificate is
granted to students who have satisfied all the entrance require-
ments; who have fulfilled the requirements of the Junior College
in Drill and Physical Culture, and who have secured credit in
English 1 and in 38 other units of the work required in their
College and in 20 additional units.  We advise that 8 of these
electives be taken in the Freshman year and 12 in the Sophomore
year.

In the Engineering School the Junior Certificate will be given to
those who have satisfied all the entrance requirements, who have
fulfilled the requirements of the Junior College in Drill and
Physical Culture, and who have secured credit for the first two
years' work required in their respective Colleges.

To all students receiving this certificate will be given the
title of "Associate".

                    JUNIOR AND SENIOR COLLEGES

The plan of dividing the 4 years, commonly known as the Freshman,
Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, into two Colleges has been
adopted by the Academic Council.  The Freshman and Sophomore
years together constitute the Junior College; the Junior and
Senior years constitute the Senior College.  The Graduate courses
contemplate the pursuance of studies for one or two years after
graduation with a view to taking the advanced degrees, as Master
of Arts, Master of Science, Mining Engineer, Metallurgical En-
gineer, Civil Engineer, and Mechanical Engineer.  There remains
considerable work to be done by the Committee on Graduate courses
in regard to just this graduate work and the work of the Senior
College so as to fit in the courses of the two Schools in an ec-
onomical and an efficient way.

This scheme is somewhat of a departure from the established work
of the public schools, the High Schools, the College, the Uni-
versity and Professional Training.  It will, of course, be some
years before we can adopt the plan in its entirety, but sooner
or later it will be done.

The first 6 years will be known as the Grammar grades, the next
6 years will be known as High School grades, the 2 years of the
Junior College will be known as the College grade, and the two
years of the Senior College will be known as University grade,
and the 2 years after Graduation from the College will be the
Professional grades.  According to this plan a student preparing
from the Kindergarten until he is qualified for his profession
will be 24 years of age, instead of 26 to 28 years of age as at
present.

                   MAXIMUM LIMIT OF HOURS

A few years since we put the minimum limit of hours for gradua-
tion at 124.  We have now placed the aggregate hours for gradua-
tion in the Engineering and Agricultural Colleges at 144, ex-
clusive of Military Drill or Physical Culture.  About 3 hours
of elective work is given in each semester to the course of
study in the Schools of Engineering and Agriculture.  This is
a considerable reduction in the number of hours per semester, and
a wider range of choice is secured by allowing the electives pre-
scribed.

This is a decided step forward in the progress of the University.
The aim is to secure better work and more thorough preparation
and a larger freedom of choice than it is possible to secure
under our present requirements.

                      STATE NORMAL SCHOOL

We have made but little change in our Normal School curricula
for the reason that, in accordance with the Resolution passed by
the Board of Regents, we expect to ask for a sufficient appro-
priation to enlarge and strengthen the Normal School in every re-
spect, so as to make it of commanding interest and efficiency
among our Schools and Colleges, and with the plan that I have
proposed to the Board of Regents, which has been approved by
the State Board of Education, we will have a system of Training
Schools and critic teachers as well as Professors.  The Regents
will ask for $15,000 a year for the support of this School, or
College, of Education.

For the present, the required number of hours of work in Educa-
tion in the Senior College is reduced from 18 hours to 10 hours.

                 DROPPING OF ELECTIVE COURSES

Required courses enrolled in must be completed.  The courses en-
rolled in as elective, however, the student may drop at any time
during the first 12 weeks of the semester for reasons that are
satisfactory to the Registration Committee and the Department
concerned.  This course will then be canceled from the student's
record.  The object of this rule is to allow an elective course
to be dropped when it is evident that it is too difficult, or
takes more time than is consistent with a student's other work.

         ATTENDANCE UPON THE HIGH SCHOOLS OF THE STATE

As mentioned before, there are 22 high schools in the State upon
a 4 years' basis.  These high schools have 62 teachers; 425 pu-
pils of the first year; 230, the second; 171, the third; and 84,
the fourth.  The total number of students is 915.  The candi-
dates for graduation in 1910 number 85.  These schools graduated
students from the 3 years' course in 1907, 99; and in 1908, 114
students; from the four years' course in 1909, 74 students.

The Report of the Commissioner of Education for 1907-08 gives the
total school attendance as 6910, and the total number of teachers
is 453.  In this same year of 1907-08 the United States had
23 1/2 million of young people of school age out of a total pop-
ulation of 83 1/2 million.  70% of this total school population
were in the public schools; 5% of the actual number in the public
schools were enrolled in the high schools; and 20% of the number
in the high schools were in the Colleges of the country.  To put
it in another way, 70% of the school population were in public
schools, 5% of the public school children were in high schools
and 1% were in the Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Romanzo Adams, to whom I am indebted for this table on the
High School Attendance in Nevada, thinks that the University will
not feel the influence of the increased number of high schools
and the increased attendance until the beginning of the Univer-
sity year in 1911 or 1912; that until that time we can only hope
to maintain our present ratio of attendance in the University.
If the high schools of Nevada shall graduate 85 students in June,
1910, not more than 20% of this number would attend the Colleges
and Universities of the country.  This would mean that 17 of
these graduates would matriculate at the University of Nevada, or
elsewhere.  The attendance upon the University of Nevada is 2 1/2
times what we could reasonably expect.

             High School Attendance in Nevada

High Schools   Teachers         Pupils            Total
                          1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 4 yr

Austin            1         5    6    1    0        12
Carson            4        17    9   18   10        55
Dayton            1         8    8    0    0        16
East Ely          2         6    1    1    0         8
Elko              5        19   18   15   10        65 (includ.
Ely               2        18   12    2    3        35  3 spec)
Eureka            1        15   10    3    0        28
Fallon            2        19    6    8    1        34
Gardnerville      2         9    7    5    1        22
Goldfield         6        45   30   18    9       102
Gold Hill         0         0    0    0    0         0
Lund              1         5    0    0    0         5
Mc Gill           1         2    0    0    0         2
Panaca            1        31    0    0    0        31
Reno             11       114   55   32   24       225
Sparks            3         9    8    6   14        37
Tonopah           3        15   10    8    6        41
University        5        44   25   38    6       113
Verdi             1         2    2    0    0         4
Virginia          5        21   16   12    0        49
Winnemucca        3         9    7    4    0        20
Yerington         1        12    0    0   12        24

Total            62       425  230  171   84       915

High Schools   Candidates for               Graduates
               Graduation 1910        1909     1908     1907

Austin               1                   0        5        4
Carson              10                   2        9        2
Dayton               0                   0        0        0
East Ely             0                   0        0        0
Elko                10                   6       14       14
Ely                  3                   0        0        0
Eureka               0                  11        7        7
Fallon               5                   1        0        0
Gardnerville         4                   0        6        0
Goldfield            9                   8        0        0
Gold Hill            0                   2        6        5
Lund                 0                   0        0        0
Mc Gill              0                   0        0        0
Panaca               0                   0        0        0
Reno                24                  10       19       23
Sparks               9                   3        0        2
Tonopah              6                   2        3        9
University           0                  12        8       15
Verdi                0                   0        0        0
Virginia             0                  13       17       14
Winnemucca           4                   4       10        4
Yerington            0                   0        0        0

Total               85                  74      114       99

Now I beg the Regents to remember that we are trying to maintain
a standard of admission and standard of work equal to that main-
tained by the two largest Universities on the Coast, and two of
the largest and best Universities in the country -- Stanford Uni-
versity and the University of California.

I herewith append a clipping from the Reno Evening Gazette of
Wednesday, March 9, 1910.  What the purpose of the article, the
results of such publications (which are false in amost every in-
stance) are to give a wrong impression about the University at-
tendance, its faculty, and thereby to decrease the public esteem
for it among the unthinking.

                     University Poorly Attended

    There is a regrettable falling off of registration at the
    University of Nevada.  This is not a sudden decrease, but
    seems to have been continuous for several years, instead
    of increasing, as every circumstance would seem to warrant.

    Nevada has been growing in population in greater ratio than
    any other state in the Union.  The University, so far as
    buildings are concerned, at least, has expanded vastly.

    The liberal donations made by Clarence Mackay have enabled
    the erection of costly buildings and the beautification of
    the Campus.

    The School if well accredited among other Universities and
    its various courses, particularly Mining, are such as should
    develop a high standard of education.

    Nevadans send their sons and daughters to distant states to
    school and, at the same time, cheerfully pay their pro rata
    of the big expense at which the Institution is conducted.

    This is a condition of affairs to be not only regretted but
    corrected.  Universities are similar to many other Institu-
    tions, inasmuch as a change in management at times becomes
    imperative.  Friendly relations should not count if it is
    possible to get greater efficiency by making a change.

                    THE UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

The University Calendar, as herewith arranged, was adopted by the
Academic Council.  The changes made in the Calendar are following
out the action of the Academic Council a year ago.  It was final-
ly decided then to have the University year begin as near the
15th of August as possible, and end as near the middle of May as
possible; to allow only one vacation, that at the Christmas Sea-
son, which gives the students and faculty from 2 to 3 weeks; to
allow only such holidays as are given in the Calendar unless some
extraordinary occasion justifies the Academic Council in excusing
recitations.

                      University Calendar

    1910

May 25              Wednesday             University Commencement
May 26-June 22      Thursday-Wednesday    Sum Schl Mine Surveying
June 23-July 20     Thursday & Wednesday  Sum Schl in Geology

                    First Semester 1910-11

August 15-16        Monday-Tuesday        Exams for Admission
August 15-16        Monday-Tuesday        Reexams to Remove Cond
August 16-17        Tuesday-Wednesday     Matric & Registration
August 18           Thursday              Recit & Lectures Begin
August 21           Sunday                Univer Convocation at
                                          3 P.M. in the Gymnasium
October 31          Monday                Admission Day
November 24         Thursday              Thanksgiving
December 21         Wednesday             1st Semester Ends
December 22         Thursday              Holiday Vacation Begins

   1911

January 8           Sunday                Holiday Vacation Ends

                  Second Semester, 1910-11

January 9-10        Monday-Tuesday        Exams for Admission
January 9-10        Monday-Tuesday        Reexams to Remove Cond
January 10-11       Tuesday-Wednesday     Matric & Registration
January 12          Thursday              Recit & Lectures Begin
January 15          Sunday                Univer Convocation at
                                          3 P.M. in the Gymnasium
February 12         Sunday                Lincoln's Birthday
February 22         Wednesday             Washington's Birthday
April 14-16         Friday-Sunday         Easter Recess
May 12              Friday                High Schl Commencement
May 13              Saturday              Senior Exams End
May 13              Saturday              Exams End
May 13              Saturday              Annual Meet of Honorary
                                          Board of Visitors
May 14              Sunday                Baccalaureate Sunday
May 15              Monday                Thesis Day
May 16              Tuesday               Annual Meet of Board of
                                          Regents
May 16              Tuesday               Class Day
May 17              Wednesday             University Commencement

               EXECUTIVE AND STANDING COMMITTEES

The following members of the Administrative and Academic Com-
mittees have been approved by the Academic Council.  There is a
little change in 2 or 3 of the Committees, and one entirely new
Committee is added -- the Tutorial Committee, which has charge
of the Freshmen and Sophomore students of all Schools in respect
to their scholarship.  In case any of the members of these two
classes find difficulty in keeping up with their work for any
reason, the Tutorial Committee looks after them, and assigns
members of the Committee to give all such students needed help
outside of the class room.  The work of the Tutorial Committee
this year has been very satisfactory.  In this way the Univer-
sity is trying to keep hold of the students of the first two
years, until they are well established in their studies and in
the University.

                      EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Joseph Howard Stubbs                       Maxwell Adams
Robert Lewers                              W. S. Tangier Smith
James Edward Church, Jr.                   Herbert Wynford Hill
Peter Frandsen*                            Gordon Haines True
George J. Young*

                   ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

Student Affairs for Men
    Lewers, Brown, True, Mc Clure, Carpenter

Student Affairs for Women
    Miss Bardenwerper, Miss Meighan, Mrs. Kaye

Athletics
    Kennedy, Scrugham, Mc Clure

Public Exercises
    Doten, Boardman, Layman, Miss Lewers, Mrs. Wood

Literary Contests
    Miss Wier, Haseman, Paine

Public Health
    Mack, Mrs. Kaye, Johnstone

Delinquent Scholarship
    Young*, Frandsen*, M. Adams, Martin, Ordahl

Military Affairs
    Mc Clure, Knight, Jones

Group Electives
    Miss de Laguna, Church, Haseman

Admission and Advanced Standing
    Hill, Smith, Hartman

Registration
    Frandsen*, Young*, M. Adams, Martin, Ordahl

Graduation and Theses
    Scrugham, Ordahl, Thompson

Schedule and Examinations
    Boardman, Howe, Thompson

University Publications
    Church, Hill, Jacobsen

Library
    Layman, Church, Miss Wier, Jacobson, Ordahl

Graduate Courses
    R. Adams, Church, Hartman

Tutorial Committee
    Martin, Boardman, Haseman, Jones, Gough, Chatfield, Paine,
    Knight, Carpenter, Ross

*Absent on Leave
                 RESIGNATION OF PROFESSOR THURTELL

I herewith submit a letter from Professor Henry Thurtell under
date of January 22, 1910, tendering his resignation as Professor
of Mathematics and Mechanics at the University.  Professor Thur-
tell has been a very valuable member of the faculty, and, until
he took office as State Engineer, there was no more faithful and
efficient man in the teaching profession.  I recommend that we
accept his resignation, to take effect on May 31, 1910.

                                   Reno, Nevada January 22, 1910

    Dr. J. E. Stubbs, President
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Dear Sir:

    I present herewith my resignation as Professor of Mathematics
    and Mechanics at the University.  The duties of a Railroad
    Commissioner have been such as to make it impossible for me
    to serve the University in the capacity of an Instructor
    fully and effectively.  Such service as I have been able to
    give has been a source of much pleasure to me, but has been
    given at a cost of time and energy that I could not well
    spare.

    The very kindly relations that have uniformly existed be-
    tween the students, faculty, President and Regents, and my-
    self throughout the many years during which I have served
    the University will always be a source of gratification to
    me through the remainder of my life.  I withdraw from the
    University with very great reluctance but am hoping that
    such work as I have done in past years may be sufficient
    to entitle me to an identity with her interests through all
    the time to come.

                             Very truly yours,
                             Henry Thurtell

                       PROMOTIONS RECOMMENDED

I herewith recommend for appointment the following Instructors
to be Assistant Professors, dating from the first of April, 1910:

    Jay Arnold Carpenter to be Assistant Professor of Mining
        and Metallurgy

    J. Claude Jones to be Assistant Professor of Mineralogy
        and Curator of the Museum

    Charles S. Knight to be Assistant Professor of Agronomy

                    MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT

The Mechanical Department has arranged to run the following elec-
tric lighting tests:

    Overland Limited, Oakland to Ogden, Front End Lighting System
    Fast Mail, Oakland to Ogden, Axle Lighting Systems
    Sunset Ltd., Oakland to El Paso or New Orleans, Axle Systems

In connection with these trips, permission has been secured for
students to visit some of the largest and most modern power
plants in the West.  Students with deficient class standing will
not be considered in selecting test crews.  All necessary trans-
portation will be supplied.  The first test will be commenced
about March 11th.

The undersigned Instructors agree to allow leaves of absence to
students concerned, such absences not to exceed 8 days and same
to be made up to satisfaction of Instructor.

              Charles Hasemen
              H. P. Boardman
              D. B. Huntley
              A. C. Gough
              J. G. Scrugham

    To the President:

    I hereby request your approval of the above.  The opportunity
    for such broad instruction is rarely available for students
    of any Institution.  As the tests will cover a new field of
    application, the results will be given some publicity in the
    technical Press of the country.

                             Respectfully submitted,
                             J. G. Scrugham

In accordance with the request of Professor Scrugham, approved
by the Instructors, I have given permission for him to take
these students and make these mechanical tests, inasmuch as the
students who make them will be greatly benefitted.  It is a
question for the Academic Council however, whether after this
year such absences as these, which are so beneficial, shall not
be made either in the Winter, or the Summer, vacation.

                     COST OF THE HEATING PLANT

The operation of the Heating Plant has been attended with some
difficulty this Winter, and the cost of operation is very much
higher than we had estimated it to be.  In the first place, the
Winter set in early and has been very severe.  Probably it has
been the most severe Winter, the lowest temperature, for 20 years
past.  The wooden oil tank proved to be practically worthless, so
far as storing oil was concerned.  We were compelled to put in an
iron tank at an expense of (not given), but before placing this
tank in the ground the cold weather stopped our work upon it,
and we placed a temporary tank upon top of the ground to hold
sufficient oil to run the Heating Plant for a day or two at a
time.  Now we have a good storage tank of boiler iron that will
hold about 7000 gallons.

Then, again, there was some leakage in the system, which we
diligently sought for but could not find.  The last month or
two there has been no complaint, and I take it that the leak has
disappeared.

We had Mr. Morrin here inspecting the system and, as a result, we
have put in a larger expansion tank in Lincoln Hall and have made
some necessary changes in Lincoln Hall and in Manzanita Hall at
a total cost of $550.

  MEMORANDA OF AGREEMENT REGARDING OPERATION OF HEATING PLANT

In order that there might be no conflict of authority, Mr.
Richard Brown, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, and
Professor J. G. Scrugham, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
entered into the following agreement:

    1.  The repair and maintenance of all outside radiation,
        piping, man-holes, etc., will be under the direction
        of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds.  The
        temperature to be maintained in the various buildings
        and the condition of all inside radiation, etc., will
        be under the direction of the Superintendent of Build-
        ings and Grounds.  The Heating Plant operator will be
        advised as to the temperature desired.

    2.  The operation, repair, maintenance, etc., of all boilers,
        pumps, motors, etc., will be under the direction of the
        Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department.  The
        operating force will be under the direction of the Head
        of the Mechanical Department.

    3.  Records of cost, operation, etc., will be kept by the
        Mechanical Engineering Department.  Statements of same
        will be supplied monthly to the Superintendent of Build-
        ings and Grounds.

                     /s/ R. Brown
                         Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds
                     /s/ J. G. Scrugham
                         Professor of Mechanical Engineering

                REPORT ON OPERATION OF HEATING PLANT
                          FOR FOUR MONTHS

November:

Total gallons oil burned         9400   @ 4 2/3c         $ 446.50
Total k.w. electric power used   5320   @ 2 1/2c           133.00
                                            Total        $ 579.50

Mr. Chatfield, hours operating    120
               hours repairs       70
                                  190   @ 40c            $  76.00
Mr. Anderson, hours operating     131   @ 25c               32.75
Mr. Blood, hours operating         14   @ 25c                3.50
                                            Total        $ 111.25

Total cost for month of November, 1909                   $ 691.75
Total hours plant operated        265
Total hours burners operated      140
Total hours motor operated        265
Gal of oil per burner per hour     33.6     Cost  1.60
K.w. of electricity per hour       20.1     Cost   .50

These figures represent extreme conditions of expense.
Expense due to oil leakage, repairs and electric power losses
will be practically eliminated.
My estimates give a cost not to exceed $600.00 for next month.

                         /s/ J. G. Scrugham

December:

Total gallons oil burned        17250   @ 5 c            $ 852.50
Total k.w. electric power used   6000   @ 2 1/2c           150.00
                                            Total        $1012.50

Mr. Chatfield, hours operating    115
                     repairs       70
                                  185   @ 40c            $  74.00
Assistant, hours operating        260
           hours repairs           50
                                  310   @ 25c               77.50
                                            Total        $ 151.50

Total cost for month of December, 1909                   $1164.00
Total hours plant operated        375
Total hours burners operated      300
Total hours motor operated        375
Gal of oil per burner per hour     28.75    Cost  2.87
K.w. of electricity per hour       16.00    Cost   .40

The gallons of oil used per burner per hour, the k.w. of elec-
tricity used per hours, and the plant repairs have been reduced.
The hours required to operate was much in excess of any previous
month.

                         /s/ J. G. Scrugham

Cost per hour for operating plant:  November        December

Average two burners per hour          $3.20          $2.87
Average one motor per hour              .50            .40
Attendance & repairs per hour           .335           .29

                         /s/ J. G. Scrugham

January:

Total gallons oil burned        14040   @ 4 1/2c         $ 596.70
Total k.w. electric power used   4640   @ 2 1/2c           116.00
                                            Total        $ 712.70

Mr. Chatfield, hours operating    140
                     repairs       68
                                  208   @ 40c            $  83.20
Assistant, hours operating        305
           hours repairs           69
                                  374   @ 25c               93.50
                                            Total        $ 176.70

Total cost for month of January, 1910                    $ 889.40
Total hours plant operated        445
Total hours burners operated      560 (Burners used x hrs. oprtd)
Total hours motor operated        285
Total hours engine operated       160
Gal of oil per burner per hour     25.1
K.w. of electricity per hour       16.1

The high repairs were due to breakage of circulating pump and
piping and connections for new tank.

                         /s/ J. G. Scrugham

February:

Total gallons oil burned         9300   @ 4 1/2c         $ 395.25
Total k.w. electric power used   4698   @ 2 1/2c           117.45
                                            Total        $ 512.70

Mr. Chatfield, hours operating    112   @ 40c            $  44.80
Assistant, hours operating        236
           hours repairs           62
                                  298   @ 25c               74.50
                                            Total        $ 119.30

Total cost for month of February, 1910                   $ 632.00
Total hours plant operated        347
Total hours burners operated      310
Total hours motor operated        347
Gal of oil per burner per hour     30.0
K.w. of electricity per hour       13.6

Cost per month for operating has been as follows:

    November, 1909                              $ 691.75
    December, 1909                               1164.00
    January, 1910                                 889.40
    February, 1910                                632.00
                             Total              $3377.15
                             Average            $ 844.28 3/4

                     PAYMENT FOR OIL

The receipts from room rent in Manzanita and Lincoln Halls for
the first term is $975; for the second term, $1100; total $2075.
I have devoted this amount to the payment of our fuel bill as
follows:

    Cash on Hand                                $2075.00
        December 27          $164.48
        January 5             138.98
        January 17            440.73
        January 28            246.50
        February 2            187.00
        February 24           331.50
        March 14              212.50             1721.69
                             Balance            $ 353.31

                       STUDENT AID

I recommend that we loan to the students named below the amounts
set opposite their respective names, with the understanding that
they give their notes, without interest, to repay the loan within
one or two years from date:

                Thomas Williams         $100
                W. Seward Wallace        100
                Clyde Mc Kenzie          150
                Carl Johansen            100
                W. W. Anderson           100
                J. E. Sears              100

                       VACCINATION

On January 18th one of our students was taken with a light attack
of smallpox.  He was at once removed to the University Hospital
and taken in charge by Mrs. Porter, the matron.  He was well
cared for, was in no danger at any time, and, after being kept
in quarantine for about three weeks, was pronounced well.

There was considerable excitement in the University at the pres-
ence of this contagious disease, and the Board of Health of the
City commanded us to have all of the students and faculty vac-
cinated, unless they could show that they had been vaccinated
within 5 years from this date.  The usual charge for vaccination
by the physicians in town, I believe, is $2 apiece, but Dr. Mack
offered to vaccinate the students and faculty free of charge,
only stipulating that the University pay for the vaccine.  We
bought the vaccine and adhesive plaster, for which the bill is
presented, and nearly all of the students and faculty were vac-
cinated at an expense not to exceed $40.

                       SUSPENSION OF DOLEN

Our Committee on Scholarship at the end of the first 6 weeks of
this semester suspended L. J. Dolan for deficiency in scholar-
ship for the rest of this semester.  The President approved the
recommendation.  This action caused quite a flurry among the
students, who charged the Committee with injustice, and, in his
petition to the Academic Council, Mr. Dolan virtually made the
same charge against the Committee.  The Academic Council, after
hearing the evidence, unanimously sustained the judgment of the
Committee.

               FACULTY REPRESENTATION IN ATHLETICS

While the University has reserved the right of supervision and
regulation of all Athletics, yet I have left the direction of
College Athletics very largely, and, I think, too largely, to
the students.  After several conferences with the Executive Com-
mittee of the Associated Students, I proposed either of two plans
looking to a participating of the Faculty Committee on Athletics
in the control of Athletics:

    1.  That the Associated Students should name a Finance Com-
        mittee composed of 4 members -- the President of the
        Associated Students, the Graduate Manager, the Chairman
        of the Faculty Committee on Athletics, and the Director
        of Athletics for Women.

    2.  The second proposed plan was the following change in the
        Constitution of the Association, which contemplates giv-
        ing the initiative in all things to the students, but
        gives the faculty a representation upon the Executive
        Committee of the Association.  The duties of this com-
        bined Executive Committee are summarized in the 6 para-
        graphs below:

            1.  At a meeting of the Executive Committee to be
                held on the evening of the first Wednesday after
                the University opens, they shall consider broadly
                the policy that is to be adopted with respect to
                Athletics for the College year.

            2.  To apportion from time to time the Association
                moneys to the different student activities, pro-
                vided that no activity shall be granted money at
                the expenses of another, unless otherwise pro-
                vided for by a majority vote of the Association.

            3.  When the money has been apportioned to the vari-
                ous activities the Graduate Manager with the
                Director of Athletics for Men, and the Women's
                Athletic Manager, with the Director of Athletics
                for Women, shall expend the money granted to
                their activities within their respective juris-
                dictions.

            4.  To fix the salaries of all persons employed by
                the Association.

            5.  To audit, when necessary, the accounts of the
                Treasurer, Graduate Manager, Women's Athletic
                Manager, and such other persons as have charge
                or are responsible for the Association.

            6.  To fix the amount of the membership fees each
                semester.

At present we collect through the Office $4 per student each sem-
ester, and the University authorities are responsible for the
collection of this money and for its disbursement, and there is
no way that we can be responsible for it except by the election
of a Finance Committee, as noted above, or by giving the Faculty
Committee on Athletics a place on the Executive Committee of the
Associated Students.

I submit herewith letters from Leland Stanford University and
from the University of California which show how they regard
the subject of Athletics, and the care with which they maintain
their authority over it.  Our University cannot well maintain
Athletics without the collection of this money by the University
authorities, but I think if we should continue collecting this
money that we should have, through our Athletic Committee, a
voice in the spending of it.

            SUMMER STUDENTS IN MINING AND GEOLOGY

We have scheduled 8 weeks for our Summer School in Mine Surveying
and in Geology, giving 4 weeks to each.  This year the students
will pursue their special studies at Goldfield and Tonopah and
the expenses will be in the neighborhood of $800.  I recommend
that the Regents authorize me to provide the payment of each
student's board at $25 per month, and his railroad fare from Reno
to Goldfield and return, which will be about $15.

The following is a list of the students who will take work in
this Summer School:

    Mine Surveying                              Geology
Sure                    Questionable        Sure

                        M. D. Anderson
                        L. D. Adams
E. R. Bennett                               E. R. Bennett
L. G. Chapman
W. C. Harris                                W. C. Harris
Earl W. Hart                                Earl W. Hart
V. M. Henderson                             V. M. Henderson
Frank Hobbins                               Frank Hobbins
                        R. B. Layman
Raymond Robb
                        Paul C. Schrapps
R. M. Seaton
C. W. Spark                                 C. W. Spark
                                            Hugo Hanser
                                            Hans Horn
                                            Frank B. Ench
                                            R. A. Hardy
J. E. Sears

    10                       4                   10

             PLANS FOR IMPROVING THE GREENHOUSE

I submit herewith to the Board the plans for improving the
grounds according to the suggestions of Mr. Mackay.  I had es-
timates made of the cost of these improvements and it was esti-
mated at about $25,000.  I sent the estimates and plans to New
York City by Mr. W. D. Bliss, architect, and he was to submit
them to Mr. Mackay.  However, Mr. Mackay was not in New York
City during Mr. Bliss' stay there and he left the plans and
estimates with Mr. Richardson, who is to call the attention of
Mr. Mackay to them, and also to the revised plans for the Ad-
ministration and Library building.

              VISIT OF MRS. W. H. VANDERBILT, JR.

When I was in New York in October last year, Mr. Mackay told me
that he had just had a conversation about the University and
about the plan of some other of the friends giving toward the
erection of an Administration and Library building with Mrs.
Vanderbilt, and she had promised him that when she came to the
Coast she would visit the University.  I therefore wrote to Mrs.
Vanderbilt inviting her to visit the University and see what Mr.
Mackay had done, and during her sojourn here to be my guest.  I
received a letter which intimates that she will make good the
promise given to Mr. Mackay.

                         REGISTER

I herewith submit to the Regents a copy of the Register of the
University, which has just come from the Press, and I urge upon
you a very careful study of the Register, which, I think, in-
cludes a number of very excellent features.

            STATEMENT OF CLAIMS AND SALARY ROLLS

I herewith append to this report a statement of the claims and
salary rolls for the month ending March 31, 1910.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                         /s/ J. E. Stubbs
                             President

Claims were allowed from the different funds as follows:

Contingent Fund and Interest Account

    Wm. M. Heidenreich                         $  33.50
    A. G. Spaulding & Co.                          7.80
    Reno Oil Company                             529.00
    Reno Traction Company                          5.00
    Reno Mercantile Company                        5.30
    M. C. Lilley & Company                         1.73
    Mott Stationery Company                        8.35
    Nevada Hardware & Supply Company             121.08
    L. W. Hartman                                 24.00
    Pacific Telephone Company                      5.00
    Pacific Telephone Company                     29.25
    Beebe & Wagner                               188.20
    T. R. Cheatham                                 5.00
    The Cutter Laboratory                         20.00
    Ginn & Company                                14.19
    Washoe County Bank                           125.00
    Fifield & Watt                                75.00
    H. R. Mann & Co.                              10.00
    John N. Evans                                 65.50
    Nevada School Journal                         16.00
    W. E. Paul                                    42.60
    Reno Printing Company                         17.70
    Self & Sellman                                 3.30
    Steinheimer Brothers                         104.53
    Nevada Packing Company                        20.00
    Reno Power Light & Water Company             150.00
    Crete Arnett Crockett, M. D.                  36.00
    D. W. Hays                                    40.00
    Patrick & Company                              7.50
    Gray Reid Wright Company                       3.85
    Nevada Press Company                          26.65
    Nevada State Agricultural Association        450.00
    The White Printing Company                    27.50
    Dalton Clifford Wilson Company                12.80
    Raymond Spencer                               66.75
    George H. Taylor                             218.87
    Dr. John J. Sullivan                          68.75
    Frank Williams                                84.60
    Payrolls, Instructors                       2748.84
    Payrolls, Instructors                       1757.40
    Payrolls, Students                           370.95
    Manzanita Annex
        Sierra Construction Company              231.80
    Library
        George H. Taylor                          54.46
    Heating Plant
        Bliss & Faville                          283.45
        Beebe & Wagner                          1201.27
    Greenhouse
        Clock & Shea                             383.75
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Co.              23.93
        Lab & Guar Fund                           89.15
        Beebe & Wagner                           195.75
    Food & Drugs Inspection
        International Instrument Company          62.00
        Geo. H. Taylor                            13.28
        John Sunderland                            6.00
        The White Printing Company                 4.50
        Mott Stationery Company                   51.20
        Payroll                                  266.67
    State Hygienic Laboratory
        Reno Ice Delivery Company                  2.52
        Mott Stationery Company                   10.15
        Porteous Decorating Company                2.60
        Washoe Grocery Company                     2.75
        Reno Grocery Company                       4.30
        Geo. H. Taylor                            56.35
        Bausch & Lomb Optical Company            361.93
        Payroll                                  259.75
    Professor Emeritus in English
        T. W. Cowgill                             50.00

A & M Fund

    March Payroll                              $1955.67
    Sangamo Electric Company                      24.70
    General Electric Company                      55.00
    James G. Biddle                               29.00
    J. R. Bradley Company                          3.90
    J. R. Bradley Company                         10.00
    Nevada Transfer Company                         .75
    Underwood Typewriter Company                  50.00
    Braun-Knecht-Heimann                          19.38
    Agriculture & Animal Husbandry                 6.05
    De Remer Hardware Company                      1.80
    Union Lumber Company                           2.50
    Eugene Dietzgen Company                       16.38
    Kansas State Agricultural College              6.81
    L. W. Hartman                                  4.00
    Reno Ice Delivery Company                      1.25
    Leeds Northrup Company                       446.15
    A. T. Thompson & Co.                          20.75
    Nevada Engineering Works                      31.50
    Central Scientific Company                   345.83
    Central Scientific Company                    29.95
    Raymond Spencer                                4.75
    Raymond Spencer                                1.50
    Reno Mercantile Company                        1.00
    Reno Mercantile Company                        1.25
    Reno Mercantile Company                        7.30
    Nevada Hardware & Supply Company               4.00
    Nevada Hardware & Supply Company              52.88
    The Nevada State Journal                     113.40
    Porteous Decorating Company                     .80
    Nevada Hardware & Supply Company              35.57
    Self & Sellman                                14.75
    Self & Sellman                                 3.80
    Self & Sellman                                 5.05
    Nevada Hardware & Supply Company               4.55
    Freight & Express                              3.55
    Raymond Spencer, 98.50 & 47.00               145.50

President Henry S. Pritchett of the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching met with the Board at 3 o'clock and
spoke at length upon the courses of study in the University.  He
suggested that, as soon as practicable, we separate the High
School from the University in faculty, and in location, and in
Legislative appropriation as well.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned.

                             John Sunderland
                             Chairman

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary