04/02/1955

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 2-3, 1955




04-02-1955
Volume 7 - Pages 101-112

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                        April 2, 1955

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University on Monday, April 2, 1955.  The meeting
was called to order by the Chairman at 10 A.M.  Present:  Regents
Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President
Stout.  Regent Grant was on an extended trip to Europe.

Reporters who covered the meeting were Robert Laxalt, James Hulse
and Carl Digino.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the minutes
     of the regular meeting of February 14, 1955 be approved.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Claims which had been approved by the Executive Committee
     were presented for approval of the Board.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the claims,
     as follows, be approved:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-127 to 45-138 inclusive for
         a total of $155,387.04 for February 1955.

         State Claims, Nos. 45-101 to 45-117 inclusive for
         a total of $147,158.33 for February 1955.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-139 to 45-156 inclusive for
         a total of $214,159.68 for March 1955.

         State Claims, Nos. 45-118 to 45-131 inclusive for
         a total of $133,175.03 for March 1955.

 3.  Candidates for Degrees

     President Stout presented the following list of candidates
     for degrees, having been recommended to him by the Dean
     and faculty of the College concerned, and the Director and
     Committee on Graduate Study in the case of the advanced
     degree, for the semester ended January 28, 1955:

     College of Arts and Science

         William Lewis Clark            William F. Herz
         Alice Darrah                   Eleanor Louise Jessen
         Reginald Hugh Depaoli          John B. Knezevich
         Kenneth Charles Duck           Alice J. Mackie
         Gordon Leigh Foote             Robert Wallace Mackie
         Howren Charles Hall, Jr.

     College of Agriculture

         Marion Escobar                 Robert Anthony Madsen

     College of Education

         Marilyn Dale Friedrich         Charles Joseph Spina
         Ruth Lash

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the candi-
     dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
     degrees.

 4.  Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
     sented to the Regents for official acceptance, as follows:

     a)  The Reno Evening Gazette and its staff members donated
         the Eugenia Clair Smith Award of $500, which they re-
         ceived at the meeting of the State Press Association
         for Community Service, to the University of Nevada
         Journalism Department to be used as a discretionary
         fund by the Department.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the gift
         be accepted in accordance with the conditions of the
         gift, and that a letter of appreciation be sent to the
         donors, and that the letter include congratulations to
         the Reno Evening Gazette for winning the Eugenia Clair
         Smith Award.

     b)  The Li Foundation of New York is offering two fellow-
         ships for graduate work in the Mackay School of Mines
         for the academic year 1955-56 at $2000 each, subject
         to renewal for a second year.

         Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the fellow-
         ships be accepted in accordance with the conditions of
         the gift and that a letter of appreciation be sent to
         the Li Foundation.

     c)  Mrs. J. R. Young gave the University Library 409 volumes
         on Psychology, Philosophy and Education, from the per-
         sonal library of Dr. J. R. Young, Professor Emeritus,
         University of Nevada, who died on November 29, 1954.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the
         gift be accepted and that a letter of appreciation be
         sent to the donor.

     d)  Mr. Edwin J. Beinecke of New York, Chairman of Sperry
         and Hutchinson Company, gave the University Library a
         copy of the Fourth Folio of William Shakespeare's
         "Comedies, Histories and Tragedies" - London, 1685.

         Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the gift
         be accepted and that a letter of appreciation be sent to
         the donor.

     e)  Dr. Fred Anderson of Reno has given to the University
         Library $100 for the purchase of books on Biology during
         the year 1955.

         Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the gift
         be accepted and that a letter of appreciation be sent
         to the donor.

     f)  The "Schoolmasters" of Las Vegas voted to provide $75
         to help defray the expenses of George Enomoto of Las
         Vegas in drawing up an overall plan and making a model
         of a proposed University Campus in Las Vegas.

         Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the gift
         be accepted and that the "Schoolmasters" be sent a let-
         ter of appreciation.

     g)  Mr. Arthur E. Orvis of Reno offered to provide $100,000
         to the University of Nevada for the establishment of a
         Department to be known as the "Orvis School of Nursing".

         No action was taken in view of the fact that the Legis-
         lature did not provide sufficient funds to establish
         courses in Nursing.  The President was instructed to
         write to Mr. Orvis telling him of the situation and
         asking his wishes in regard to his gift.

     h)  The Atomic Energy Commission for Range Nutrition Re-
         search in Southern Nevada had made a grant of $20,000
         for a study of plant growth and plant composition in
         the Southern Nevada area near the atomic bomb test
         sites.  The project will be carried out through the
         Department of Animal Husbandry in the College of Agri-
         culture.

         Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the grant
         be accepted and the research project approved.

 5.  Personnel

     The President presented the following recommendations:

     MAX C. FLEISCHMANN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

     Home Economics

         Appointment of Myrl Nygren as Lecturer in Foods (part-
         time) for the Spring semester 1955 at a salary of $500
         for the semester.

         Appointment of Harriet E. Fonda as Lecturer in Home
         Economics for the Spring semester 1955 at a salary of
         $2400 fo the semester.

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

     Department of Art

         Leave of absence for J. Craig Sheppard for the academic
         year 1955-56 without pay in order that he might accept
         a Fulbright Fellowship to lecture in Norway.

     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

     Supervising Teachers as follows for the Spring semester
     1955:

         Idel Anderson             Reno High School         $ 60
         Beverly F. Austin         Veterans Memorial School $ 60
         Robert Benson             Southside School         $120
         Joseph Bashista           B. D. Billinghurst       $ 60
         Angelina Birks            Orvis Ring School        $ 60
         Richard Blackhurst        B. D. Billinghurst       $ 60
         Esther Doyle Branham      Mc Kinley Park School    $ 90
         La Vonne Browning         Orvis Ring School        $120
         Rex Daniels               Reno High School         $ 60
         Eileen Dillon             Southside School         $210
         Juanita Elcano            Mc Kinley Park School    $120
         Louise Farrar             Reno High School         $ 90
         Mrs. Ethel Figley         Veterans Memorial School $ 90
         Doris Folsom              Northside School         $ 60
         Buddy Garfinkle           Reno High School         $ 60
         Robert M. Hanson          B. D. Billinghurst       $ 90
         Leslie Hawkins            Reno High School         $120
         Wallace Kurtz             Sparks High School       $ 60
         Helen Laubach             Reno High School         $ 90
         Florence Lehners          Reno High School         $ 60
         Bernice Mc Naught         Reno High School         $120
         Charlotte S. Magnuson     Orvis Ring School        $ 90
         John Marean               Reno High School         $ 60
         Andrew Morby              Reno High School         $ 90
         Dorothea Nightingale      Orvis Ring School        $ 90
         Virginia Palmer           Mt. Rose School          $ 60
         Merrie Jo Picollo         Mt. Rose School          $ 60
         Frances Dale Roberts      Northside School         $120
         Earl Rosenberg            Reno High School         $ 60
         Lyle Roush                Reno High School         $ 60
         Beulah Singleton          Reno High School         $ 60
         Anna L. Swope             Sierra Vista School      $ 60
         John Tellaisha            Reno High School         $120
         Marion Trabert            Reno High School         $ 60
         Nevada S. Warden          Northside School         $ 60
         Margaret B. Watt          Reno High School         $ 60
         Sessions Wheeler          Reno High School         $ 60
         Robert Whittemore         Reno High School         $ 60
         Harriet A. Wolfe          Orvis Ring School        $ 60
         Richard Woods             Reno High School         $ 60
         Anthony Zeni              Reno High School         $ 60

     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

     Reno Evening Division

         Appointment of Norma Baker (supplementary contract) to
         teach a course in Education for the period February 1
         to April 25, 1955, at a salary of $250 for the period.

         Appointment of E. Allan Davis (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Mathematics for the period Febru-
         ary 21 to March 11, 1955, at a salary of $112.50 for
         the period.

         Appointment of Maurice R. Demers (supplementary con-
         tract) to teach a course in Mathematics for the period
         February 1 to February 23, 1955 at a salary of $112.50
         for the period.

         Appointment of Edward W. Hiler (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Psychology for the period February
         1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $337.50 for the peri-
         od.

         Appointment of A. H. Jacobson (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Sociology and a course in Business
         for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary
         of $562.50 for the period.

         Appointment of Lawton B. Kline (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Foreign Languages for the period
         February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $229 for the
         period.

         Appointment of Ira La Rivers (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Biology for the period February 1
         to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $225 for the period.

         Appointment of Martin Levine (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Psychology for the period Febru-
         ary 1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $450 for the
         period.

         Appointment of John W. Morrison (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in English for the period February 1
         to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $225 for the period.

         Appointment of Burton C. Newbry (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in Education for the period February
         1 to March 24, 1955, at a salary of $112.50 for the
         period.

         Appointment of Walter S. Palmer, Jr. (supplementary con-
         tract) to teach a course in Business Administration for
         the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary of
         $337.50 for the period.

         Appointment of Harold Richardson (supplementary con-
         tract) to teach a course in Psychology for the period
         February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $337.50
         for the period.

         Appointment of Mitchell Smith (supplementary contract)
         to teach a course in History for the period February 1
         to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $225 for the period.

         Reappointment of Harry Huey (KZTV Television Studio) to
         teach a course in Television Writing and Selling for
         the period February 1 to March 11, 1955, at a salary of
         $225 for the period.

         Reappointment of John S. Lewis to teach a course in
         English for the period February 1 to March 11, 1955, at
         a salary of $225 for the period.

         Appointment of Samuel B. Kurtz to teach a non-credit
         course in Life Underwriting Training for the period
         October 24, 1954 to May 9, 1955, at a salary of $225
         for the period.

         Appointment of Mrs. Mildred Nelson to teach a course
         in Education for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955,
         at a salary of $225 for the period.

         Appointment of Maree Sack to teach a course in Art for
         the period February 1 to May 31, 1955 at a salary of
         $475 for the period.

         Appointment of Helen C. Ebert to teach a course in Art
         Education in Carson City for the period February 1 to
         May 31, 1955, at a salary of $225 for the period.

     Las Vegas Evening Division

         Reappointment of J. Harold Brinley to teach a course
         in Mathematics for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955
         at a salary of $337.50 for the period.

         Cancellation of the contract with Duncan W. Cleaves, ef-
         fective February 1, 1955 (approved by the Board of Re-
         gents on September 9, 1954 for the entire school year
         1954-55 at a total salary of $1000) and reappointment
         of Mr. Cleaves to teach a course in Chemistry for the
         period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a salary of $225
         for the period.

         Reappointment of Warren W. Frank to teach courses in
         Art for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a
         salary of $750 for the period.

         Reappointment of Paul L. Gardner to teach a course in
         Speech for the period February 1 to March 16, 1955,
         at a salary of $225 for the period.

         Reappointment of Jay Jeffers to teach a course in
         Geology for the period February 3 to March 16, 1955,
         at a salary of $337.50 for the period.

         Reappointment of Irving Lazar to teach courses in
         Psychology for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955,
         at a salary of $562.50 for the period.

         Reappointment of Raymond A. Northey to teach a course
         in Engineering Geometry for the period February 1 to
         May 31, 1955, at a salary of $300 for the period.

         Reappointment of Arthur J. Palmer, Jr. to teach courses
         in Geography for the period February 1 to June 30, 1955,
         at a salary of $1035 for the period.

         Reappointment of R. Guild Gray to teach courses in
         Education for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at
         a salary of $337.50 for the period.

         Appointment of Ray Germain to teach a course in Journal-
         ism for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at a
         salary of $337.50 for the period.

         Appointment of George E. Harris to teach a course in
         Education for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at
         a salary of $225 for the period.

         Appointment of Frank E. Iddings to teach a course in
         Education for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at
         a salary of $225 for the period.

         Appointment of Maurice J. Miles to teach a course in
         Chemistry for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at
         a salary of $250 for the period.

         Appointment of John J. Ryken to teach a course in Busi-
         ness Administration for the period February 1 to May 31,
         1955, at a salary of $337.50 for the period.

         Appointment of Alexander R. Tarsey to teach a course in
         Chemistry for the period February 1 to May 31, 1955, at
         a salary of $250 for the period.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the above
     recommendations on personnel be approved.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that a letter be
     sent to J. Craig Sheppard commending him for the Fulbright
     Award.

 6.  Graduate School

     President Stout distributed a prepared report as follows:

     Inquiries concerning Graduate Work at the University of
       Nevada for 1955-56 (as of and including March 12th)

     The Graduate Office has received 81 inquiries concerning
     graduate work at the University of Nevada.  A breakdown by
     subject inquiry is as follows:  Agriculture 2; Biology 2;
     Business and Economics 7; Chemistry 7; Engineering 8;
     English 1; Education 10 (6 masters and 4 Ph. D.); Geology 3;
     Fine Arts and Music 2; History and Political Science 2;
     Psychology 3; Spanish 1.  No subject was specified in 33
     of the inquiries.  4 of the subject Departments mentioned
     are not now offering graduate work leading to an advanced
     degree.  Additional inquiries may have been addressed di-
     rectly to the Department Chairman.

                     SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
                  PERTAINING TO GRADUATE STUDY

     1.  All correspondence pertaining to graduate study handled
         by Graduate Office.

     2.  Registration cards are examined, signed, processed
         through the Registrar and filed.

     3.  Applications for admission to graduate study are dis-
         tributed, processed through the Deans, Department
         Chairman, the Registrar and filed.

     4.  Application for degrees - forms distributed, examining
         committees appointed and notified as to date, place
         and hour of examinations.

     5.  Reports of Examining Committee are collected.

     6.  Requirements for degrees are checked as to their com-
         pletion.

     7.  Bound copies of the thesis are collected and turned in
         to the Library.

     8.  Many consultations with degree candidates and faculty
         concerning regulations and degree requirements.

                WHY DOES THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                     NEED A GRADUATE SCHOOL

     1.  All Schools and Colleges, except the College of Engi-
         neering, are now offering graduate work leading to one
         of the following degrees, viz:  Master of Arts, Master
         of Science and Master of Education.

     2.  In the above mentioned Schools and Colleges 13 Depart-
         ments are offering work leading to advanced degrees
         within the Department.

     3.  More people are becoming interested in advanced degrees
         because of the increased salaries offered to holders of
         advanced degrees.

     4.  The increase in enrollment in courses for graduate
         credit this year has more than doubled that of any
         previous year.

     5.  It is generally assumed by outsiders that Nevada now has
         a Graduate School.  95% of inquiries concerning graduate
         work are addressed to "Dean of Graduate School".  Like-
         wise many questionnaires and pamphlets received are ad-
         dressed to the "Graduate School".

     6.  In reality the University of Nevada has a Graduate
         School.  It has not been officially labeled as such.
         An official label would add prestige and more recog-
         nition for the graduate work being done.  It should
         help in attracting more research-minded people to
         Nevada's teaching staff.

     President Stout recommended that a Graduate School be es-
     tablished at the University of Nevada and that J. E. Moose
     be named Dean of the Graduate School at a salary of $8700
     per year, effective July 1, 1955.

 7.  Academic Vice President

     President Stout discussed, with the use of charts, the or-
     ganization of the University, using an Academic Vice Presi-
     dent showing committee functions, and advisory groups to
     Administrators.  The President then recommended that the
     position of Academic Vice President be established and
     that William R. Wood be named Academic Vice President at
     a salary of $11,500 effective July 1, 1955.

     Discussion and vote on the recommendation were postponed
     because of the lunch hour.

The meeting recessed at 12 noon for luncheon.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 1:55 P.M.

 8.  Outside Services

     Request had been made for the sum of $150,000 from the Leg-
     islature for Replacement of Outside Services.  The appro-
     priation was not granted.

     At 2 P.M. Mr. Harry Linnecke came into the meeting as con-
     sultant on electrical problems to explain the condition of
     existing facilities for power, telephone and electrical
     services.  Mr. Linnecke reported that the increase of cur-
     rent consumption in the last 5 years has been about 200%,
     creating a serious overload.  He pointed out where work had
     been done recently and indicated that these units would now
     have to carry increased loads, if no further work is to be
     done on outside services.

     Mr. Ross thanked Mr. Linnecke for his presentation, and
     Mr. Linnecke left the meeting.

     It was the consensus of opinion that money appropriated for
     Operations could not well be used for Capital Outlay, and
     that if the necessity arose, because of breakdown of facili-
     ties in the Outside Services, money would be sought at that
     time as an emergency item.

 9.  Indian Services

     President Stout reported informally on a Contract with the
     Indian Service for Agricultural Extension work for Indians
     in the State of Nevada.  A bill has been introduced in Con-
     gress transferring the extension work with Indians from
     the Indian Service to the State Agricultural Extension
     Services.  Both the Federal Extension Administrator and the
     Indian Service people have urged the State Extension Di-
     rectors to contract for such work until Congress passes the
     law making the change.  Dean Bertrand has worked with the
     Indian Service representatives in Nevada, and a contract
     for the work has resulted.  This contract falls within the
     present policy of operation in the Agricultural Extension
     Service, and has been approved by the Federal Extension
     Office.

10.  Married Student Housing

     A request from the University to the Legislature for per-
     mission to borrow money for construction of married student
     housing was not approved by the Legislature.  The condition
     of the present quarters was reported to be in such a poor
     state of repair that they must be torn down.  President
     Stout presented a proposal from Dean Carlson and recommend-
     ed the gradual closing of the units, as follows:

         a.  The closing date for the entire project be set as
             July 1, 1958, closing to be effected by gradual
             reduction of facilities.

         b.  No new occupants be admitted after the present
             date.

         c.  Buildings shall be closed on July 1 of each year
             as warranted by vacancies created by graduation,
             withdrawal from the University and loss of resi-
             dence privilege in the project.

         d.  Privilege of occupancy be 3 years (to July 1, 1958)
             for undergraduates, 1 year (to July 1, 1956) for
             graduate students, and 1 year (to July 1, 1956) to
             staff; such privileges to be continued under the
             current regulations for occupancy.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the above plan
     for closing the units be approved.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously expressing appre-
     ciation to Regent Thompson for drawing up the housing bill
     which was presented at the Legislature.

11.  Building Program

     At 3:10 P.M. Mr. Sandorf, Mr. Mackenzie and Mr. Lemon of
     the State Planning Board met with the Regents in regard to
     the University's Building Program which comes under direc-
     tion of the Planning Board.

     a)  Mr. Ross stressed the importance of getting work under-
         way in remodeling Manzanita Hall, for which $200,000
         was allotted by the Legislature, so that it would be
         ready for occupancy at as early a date as possible.
         For this reason, suggestion was made that the firm of
         De Longchamps and O'Brien be named architects for the
         building, since they had done some preliminary work
         (without pay) and were thus familiar with the project.

         Mr. Sandorf, Chairman of the State Planning Board,
         agreed that the Planning Board would give careful con-
         sideration to the suggestion of the Regents, and that
         he would contact the members as soon as possible, in
         view of the fact that a meeting of the State Planning
         Board would not be held until early in May.

     b)  The University had requested $770,000 to reconstruct
         and add wings to the Agricultural Extension and Hatch
         buildings.  Senate Bill #223, as passed by the Legisla-
         ture, appropriated $470,000 for remodeling the Agri-
         cultural Extension building and Hatch building.

         It was agreed by consensus that an opinion from the
         Attorney General should be sought.  Mr. Mackenzie was
         delegated by Mr. Sandorf to secure an opinion from
         the Attorney General, as to whether the money might
         be used for either building, or whether it must be
         used for both buildings.

The members of the State Planning Board left the meeting at
3:40 P.M.

     The Regents requested President Stout to present a recom-
     mendation at a later meeting concerning the use of the
     $470,000 for the Agricultural Extension and/or Hatch build-
     ing, following receipt of an opinion from the Attorney Gen-
     eral.

     Building plans were discussed for the Max C. Fleischmann
     College of Agriculture.  President Stout showed 3 sets of
     preliminary plans submitted by the architect, Mr. Parsons,
     one of which placed the Home Economics unit where the
     President's house now stands.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Home Eco-
     nomics unit be located on the present site of the Presi-
     dent's house, if the architect and the members of the
     Fleischmann Foundation are favorable toward it, and that
     Mr. Parsons be authorized to proceed with working plans.

12.  Legislative Program

     Other matters of the Legislative Program affecting the Uni-
     versity were discussed by the President, as he presented
     the following prepared report:

                        UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                     Appropriation Increases for
                         1953-55 & 1955-57

     1955-57 State Appropriation     ($2,861,020 +
                                         915,000)     $3,776,020
     1953-55 State Appropriation     ($2,602,656 +
                                         300,000)      2,902.656
     Increase of 55-57 over 53-55                     $  873,364
     Percent Increase                                      30%

     1953-55 State Appropriation     ($2,602,656 +
                                         300,000)     $2,902,656
     1951-53 State Appropriation     ($1,823,500 +
                                         400,000)      2,223,500
     Increase of 53-55 over 51-53                     $  679,156
     Percent Increase                                      31%

     1955-57 State Appropriation     ($2,861,020 +
                                         915,000)     $3,776,020
     1951-53 State Appropriation     ($1,823,500 +
                                         400,000)      2,223,500
     Increase of 55-57 over 51-53                     $1,552,520
     Percent Increase                                      61%

                        UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

                      Proposed Budget  1955-57

     Total proposed budget                            $8,304,391
     Less estimated income from fees, etc.             2,194,454
     Total requested from State                        6,109,937
     Less Capital Outlay                               2,373,500
                                                      $3,736,437

                         Operational Budget

     Operational budget requested                     $3,736,437
     Recommended by Governor                           3,178,911
     Appropriated by Legislature                       2,861,020

     Increase requested 1955-57 over 1953-55          $1,113,781
     Increase received  1955-57 over 1953-55             258,364

                       Capital Outlay Budget

                                             Requested  Received
      1.  Reconstruct and Add Wings to
          Agricultural Extension and
          Hatch Buildings                   $  770,000  $470,000
      2.  Remodel Present Agricultural
          Building                             120,000       ---
      3.  Construct and Equip Classroom
          Building for University
          Southern Branch                      200,000   200,000
      4.  Purchase of Land Needed for
          Campus Expansion                     100,000       ---
      5.  Student Housing                      750,000       ---
      6.  Remodel Manzanita Dormitory          200,000   200,000
      7.  Replacement of Outside Services      150,000       ---
      8.  Remodel Bureau of Mines Building      15,000       ---
      9.  Improvement of Heating Plant          25,000    25,000
     10.  Remodel Training Quarters             16,000       ---
     11.  Replace Underground Pipes             15,000    20,000
     12.  Tennis Courts                         12,500       ---
                             Totals         $2,373,500  $915,000

     In discussing the use to be made of the $258,364 increase in
     operational budget, it was agreed by consensus that the
     President take the matter up with the Administrative Commit-
     tee for study and recommendation at a later meeting.

13.  Referring to Items 6 and 7

     President Stout read a letter which he had received from
     Regent Grant recommending the establishment of a Graduate
     School with Dr. Moose as Dean and recommending the promo-
     tion of Dean William R. Wood to the position of Academic
     Vice President.

     In view of the action in Item 12 above,

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the recom-
     mendations (1) to establish a Graduate School at the Uni-
     versity with Dr. J. E. Moose as Dean, and (2) to appoint
     Dr. William R. Wood as Academic Vice President, both effec-
     tive July 1, 1955, be approved, but that the salary in each
     case be held until the whole area of salaries is considered
     at a later meeting.

14.  Reno-Sparks Freeway

     Mr. Ross presented a mimeographed letter and petition sent
     to the Board of Regents by Dr. Church requesting that the
     proposed freeway between Reno and Sparks be located north
     of Reno rather than cutting through south of the Campus.

     It was agreed, by consensus, that the Secretary write a
     letter to the Location Engineer of the State Highway Depart-
     ment suggesting that the freeway be located so as not to
     isolate the University from the rest of the town.

15.  Capurro Property

     Mr. Ross referred to his prior preliminary negotiations
     with Mr. Capurro for purchase of land north of the Campus,
     appropriation for which was not granted by the Legislature.
     A letter was read signed by Mr. Sidney Robinson as Attorney
     for Mr. Capurro making definite offer to the Board of Re-
     gents, and stating that the offer "shall be deemed to be
     withdrawn if not accepted on or before May 1, 1955".

     By consensus, the letter was referred to Mr. Thompson with
     instructions that he take the matter up with Mr. Robinson
     to see if some agreement might be reached whereby the
     offer would be open to the University if, at some later
     date, the University is in a position to accept it.

16.  President's Position

     Mr. Ross read a letter from Regent Grant addressed to him
     as Chairman of the Board in which Mr. Grant recommended
     that President Stout be given academic rank as Professor
     of Education with full tenure in that rank.  A second
     recommendation in Mr. Grant's letter was that the Presi-
     dent's salary be in keeping with the recognized salary
     ratio of Professors to Deans to Presidents in other State
     Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

     President Stout left the meeting so that Regents might
     discuss the letter in his absence.  He returned for a brief
     period at the request of the Regents, for discussion on a
     general basis.  Following futher discussion by the Regents,
     Mr. Ross presented the matter for consideration of the
     Board.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy that the resolution, as follows, be
     adopted, carried with the following vote:  Lombardi, aye;
     Thompson, no; Hardy, aye; Ross, aye.

                             RESOLUTION

         BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents give to Minard
         W. Stout a continuing appointment as President of the
         University of Nevada and Professor of Education with
         full tenure as said Professor.

17.  J. D. Layman

     It was noted by Mr. Ross that Mr. J. D. Layman, Librarian
     Emeritus of the University of Nevada, had been honored by
     the University of California as its oldest living alumnus.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the Secre-
     tary be instructed to write a letter of congratulations
     to Mr. Layman on behalf of the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 P.M.

The next meeting was left subject to the call of the Chair.