04/08/1961

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 8-9, 1961








04-08-1961

Pages 28-44



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

April 8, 1961



The Board of Regents met in the Oreano Room, Ranchinn, Elko,

Nevada, on Saturday, April 8, 1961. Present: Regents Anderson,

Broadbent, Crumley, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Magee;

Engineer Rogers, Vice President Young, Acting Comptroller

Hattori, and President Armstrong. Chief Deputy Attorney General

Porter was present as Legal Advisor. Regent Tyson was out of

the State. Reporter for the Press was Ken Robbins, University

News Service.



The meeting was called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



Minutes of the meeting of February 25, 1961 were approved

upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, and

unanimous vote.



2. Comptroller's Claims



President Armstrong presented the attached list of claims

as submitted by Acting Controller Hattori, and recommended

approval.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the claims be approved.



3. Acceptance of Gifts



Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-

sented for acceptance by the Board as follows:



Miscellaneous



From Mrs. William L. Kunce, Reno - 157 volumes of music and

general literature, for the Library.



From Sister Emma Therese, Villa Maria College, Pennsylvania

- a copy of "Woman According to Saint Bonaventure" by

Sister Emma Therese Healy, for the Library.



From Weld Arnold, Carson City - a copy of "A Compendium of

Spherical Astronomy" by Simon Newcomb, for the Library.



From American Pioneer Trails Association, New York Uni-

versity - life membership in the American Pioneer Trails

Association, Inc., together with five volumes for the

Nevada Room Collection of the Library, and photographic

maps and brochures.



From Silas E. Ross, Reno - a copy of "Successful Service

Management" by William M. Krieger, for the Library.



From Graham Erskine, Reno - 55 volumes on religion and

English literature including Charles Lamb's "Life and Works"

1889-90, in 12 volumes, and Thackeray's "Works", 1889 in 22

volumes, for the Library.



From Harold N. Brown, University of Nevada - a copy of

"American Society" by Robin M. Williams, Jr., for the

Library.



From August Holmes, Reno - a copy of "Maya, Land of the

Turkey and the Deer" by Victor W. von Hagen and "An Album

of Maya Architecture" by Tatiqua Proskouriakoff, for the

Library.



From the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research

Organization, Australia - issues of the Australian Journal

of Agricultural Research, for the Library.



From the Society of California Accountants, Santa Barbara,

California - a copy of "The California Accountant", the

official publication of the Society, for the Library.



From Gordon A. Sampson, Reno - pictures and other materials

concerning the Dr. John Allen Fulton house in Reno, and a

copy of "Queen's Own Rifles of Canada", for the Library.



From William P. Johnston, Reno - a copy of "Industrial

Minerals and Rocks" for the Mackay School of Mines Library.



From Union Carbide Nuclear Company, Reno; the Southwest

District of Bear Creek Mining Company, Tucson, Arizona;

and the Homestake Mining Company, Reno; Frederick L. Smith,

Utah Construction & Mining Company, Carson City; James R.

Wilson, Anaconda Company, Reno; and Kenyon E. Richard,

American Smelting and Refining Company, Tucson, Arizona -

$20 each to be used toward the purchase of a new 5-volume

treatise on mining law by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law

Foundation, for the Mackay School of Mines Library.



From the Reno Metallurgy Research Center, U. S. Bureau of

Mines, through the Nevada State Purchasing Department,

Surplus Property Division - a generator unit, an analyt-

ical balance, an anvil, a spectrum viewing box, a spec

calculator, an assay balance, and a scale, for the Mackay

School of Mines.



From Mrs. J. W. Garehime, Garehime Music Co., Las Vegas -

a Neupert Harpsichord in memory of her husband, for the

Nevada Southern Regional Division.



From the following donors to be used in connection with the

Regional Science (Las Vegas) Seminar, with the understanding

that should there later develop a surplus in the account,

refunds to contributors will be made on a prorata basis:



Nevada Savings and Loan $200.00

Pioneer Title Insurance Company 334.00

Nevada Title Insurance Company 333.00

Frontier Fidelity Savings and Loan Association 35.00

Lawyers Title of Las Vegas 166.50

Nevada Escrow Service, Inc. 166.50

Southern Nevada Telephone Company 250.00

United Mortgage Company 150.00

Nevada Natural Gas Pipe Line Company 350.00

Bank of Nevada 350.00

Bank of Las Vegas 333.00

Las Vegas Board of Realtors 100.00



From the Arizona, Nevada, Utah Society of Public Accountants

- subscription to the Prentice-Hall Federal Tax Guide and

Internal Revenue Service Code of Regulations beginning im-

mediately for the period through December 1961; and from

the Nevada Society of Public Accountants, Southern District

of Nevada - subscription for the year 1962 for the Nevada

Southern Regional Division.



From Mrs. Richard M. Wiseman, Reno - $5 for the Jack Myles

Memorial Bookshelf.



From Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno - Volumes I and II of Medical

Physics; one volume in memory of William Cardinal, and the

other in memory of Albert Adams; for the Nuclear Engineering

Department.



From Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, Reno - $500 to finance out-

of-town gallery-tour, field trips for Art majors and staff

of the Art Department.



From General Electric Foundation, New York - $25 to match

the contribution of E. R. Uhlig under the provisions of the

Corporate Alumnus Program.



From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $35,000

to complete the cost of acquisition of the Doten Collection

for the Library.



Scholarships



From El Capitan Club, Hawthorne - $500 to cover the El

Capital scholarships.



From Harold's Club, Reno - $500 to cover the Harold's Club

scholarships.



From Rebecca Association of Nevada - $100 to cover the

Rebecca Association scholarships.



From the American Potash and Chemical Corporation, Los

Angeles, California - $375 to cover the American Potash

and Chemical Corporation scholarships.



From the Nevada School Food Service Association, Reno -

$50 for a scholarship to a Home Economics student.



From the Reno Business and Professional Women's Club, Reno -

$200 to cover a scholarship for the 1961-62 year.



From the Nevada Auto Supply, representing a partial dis-

tribution of cash on hand - $300 to be added to the Harry

F. Holmshaw Scholarship Fund.



From the State Department of Education, Carson City - $856

to cover eight Fleischmann Foundation scholarships.



From the Western Electronic Education Fund, Palo Alto,

California - $500 to cover a scholarship program for the

1961-62 academic year to encourage students to enter the

field of Electronic Engineering, or one of its related

scientific fields.



From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $15,000

representing the first of four payments to continue the

four-year program of Scholarships for Agriculture and Home

Economics.



Grant



From the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,

Washington, D. C. - grant of $32,046 for a Counseling and

Guidance Training Institute under the direction of Dr.

Truman M. Cheney.



From the Margaret Charitable Trust Fund, through Terris

Moore, Trustee, and Cameron M. Batjer, Legal Counsel for

the Fund - $50,000 unrestricted, in memory of Robert T.

Moore, father of Terris Moore, Selma M. Moore, mother,

and Margaret C. Moore, stepmother.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the

Secretary write a note of thanks to each donor.



4. Citizens' Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Science



President Armstrong presented with his recommendation the

following recommendations of Dean Irwin:



Reappointment of the following members to serve until

Commencement 1963:



Mrs. W. R. Darling, Jr., of Las Vegas

Mrs. Anne Gibbs Berlin of Fallon

Mr. Edwin Semenza of Reno

Mr. T. L. War of Las Vegas



Mr. Neal Van Sooy of Carson City and the Right Reverand

William F. Lewis of Reno have resigned due to their change

of residence. Recommend replacement of one of them with

Mrs. Ruth Deskin, a newspaper woman in Las Vegas. This

would bring the membership of the committee to fifteen, the

size originally intended.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the Administration be authorized to extend

invitations to these individuals to serve on the Citizens'

Advisory Committee as indicated.



5. Bid Openings



President Armstrong reported as follows on bid openings for

University projects and recommended approval of actions

taken:



a) Demoltion of a Portion of the Dining Hall



A meeting to open bids was held in room 205, Morrill

Hall, at 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday, March 15, 1961.

Present were Acting Comptroller Hattori, Engineer

Rogers, Assistant Engineer Whalen, Clerk Yori, and

two members of bidding firms, Mr. Sherrill and Mr.

Schopper.



Bids were opened by Mr. Hattori for Demolition of a

Portion of the Dining Hall as follows:



Cook's Building Wreckers - accompanied by

personal check. Work to be completed within

sixty calendar days. (To be paid to the

Board of Regents for salvage.) $ 25.00



Fred W. Schopper Construction Company -

accompanied by Bid Bond. $ 9,900.00



Helms Construction Company - accompanied

by Bid Bond. Work to be completed within

forty-five calendar days. $ 4,900.00



Rupert E. Borden - accompanied by Bid Bond. $15,478.65



It is recommended that the bid submitted by Cook's

Building Wreckers to demolish the building for salvage

in the amount of $25.00 to be paid to the Board of

Regents, be accepted, and a contract be drawn to ac-

complish this work.



Respectfully submitted,

James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

Henry Hattori, Acting Comptroller

Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried unanimously that the acceptance of the bid and

the awarding of the contract be approved.



b) Experimental Dairy Farm, Mill Street Road



A meeting to open bids was held in room 214, Fleischmann

Agriculture building at 2:00 P.M., on Thursday, April 6,

1961. Present were Acting Comptroller Hattori, Dr.

Bohman, Chairman of the Animal Husbandry Department, Dr.

Ely, Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment

Station, Engineer Rogers, Assistant Engineer Whalen,

Architectural Draftsman Oliphant, and representatives of

each of the bidding contractors. Invitation to bid had

duly appeared in local papers for EXPERIMENTAL DAIRY

FARM, MILL STREET ROAD, WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA.



Bids were opened by Mr. Hattori as indicated on attached

bid result sheet.



Harrington Construction - accompanied by

Bid Bond $131,889

Alternate #1 $130,889

Alternate #2 $ 6,147

Alternate #3 $ 3,146

Alternate #4 $ 1,719

Alternate #5 $ 12,431



A. S. Johnson - accompanied by Bid Bond $141,320

Alternate #1 $139,990

Alternate #2 $ 6,320

Alternate #3 $ 1,900

Alternate #4 No Bid

Alternate #5 $ 12,240



Savini Construction Co. - accompanied

by Bid Bond $251,000

Alternate #1 $248,043

Alternate #2 $ 6,600

Alternate #3 $ 4,500

Alternate #4 $ 7,800

Alternate #5 $ 12,000



Glen Williams - accompanied by Bid Bond $139,800

Alternate #1 $139,800

Alternate #2 $ 6,000

Alternate #3 $ 5,800

Alternate #4 $ 2,000

Alternate #5 $ 11,000



It is recommended that the bid submitted by Harrington

Construction Company for Alternate #1, in the amount

of $130,889 be accepted, and a contract be drawn to

accomplish this work; since all bids submitted by the

contractors were closely grouped, even though said low

bid is above the estimate prepared by the University

Engineer's Office.



Funds of approximately $80,000 are now available in

Ladino Farm Sale 16.4, from the down payment. The first

payment of approximately $70,000 will be available in

July, 1961, which will allow us to meet the payments to

the contractor.



Respectfully submitted,

James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

J. E. Adams, Dean, College of Agriculture

Henry Hattori, Acting Comptroller

Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent,

carried unanimously by roll call vote that the accept-

ance of the bid and the awarding of the contract be

approved.



c) Dairy Farm Water Well at Main Station Farm



A meeting to open bids was held in room 214, Fleischmann

Agriculture building, at 2:30 P.M., on Thursday, April

6, 1961. Present were Acting Comptroller Hattori, Dr.

Bohman, Chairman of the Animal Husbandry Department, Dr.

Ely, Associate Director of the Agricultural Experimental

Station, Engineer Rogers, Assistant Engineer Whalen, and

a member of the bidding firm, Mr. Burroughs. Invitation

to bid had duly appeared in local papers for UNIVERSITY

OF NEVADA DAIRY FARM WATER WELL AT MAIN STATION FARM.



Only one bid was received, and was opened by Mr. Hattori

as follows:



Wayne Burroughs and Glen C. Williams - accompan-

ied by Bid Bond and certified check. Work to

be completed within ninety calendar days. $7,271.70



Since only one bid was submitted, we feel that a better

price may be received if this work is re-bid. There-

fore, it is recommended that the bid submitted by Wayne

Burroughs and Glen C. Williams be rejected, and that

the work again be sent out to bid.



Respectfully submitted,

James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

J. E. Adams, Dean, College of Agrilcture

Henry Hattori, Acting Comptroller

Charles J. Armstrong, President



Mr. Rogers explained that the recommendation that the

bid be rejected and the project be advertised again is

an attempt to secure a more favorable bid.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the one bid received be rejected and

that the work again be sent out to bid.



6. Regents' Building Committee



Dr. Anderson presented the minutes of meetings discussed

at the last meeting of the Board as follows:



Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents with Members of the

State Planning Board - February 23, 1961



The meeting was held at 7:30 P.M. on the above date in the

Office of the President of the University. Present, repre-

senting the State Planning Board, were Chairman Thompson,

Mr. Isbell, Mr. Bissell and Mr. Henderson of the State

Planning Board staff, Mr. John Rodgers and his associate,

Mr. Olds, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; for the Regents'

Building Committee: Dr. Anderson, Dr. Lombardi, Mr.

Germain, and Chairman Grant and Mr. Elwell of the Board

of Regents. Mr. Mc Daniel, architect for the Library in

Las Vegas, was present, as well as Engineer Rogers and

President Armstrong.



Mr. Rodgers of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill reviewed the ac-

quisition of new property for Nevada Southern accomplished

last year in relation to the fact that the original Master

Plan for the Nevada Southern Campus contemplated only the

initial 78 acre area. Since plans to 1970 are to be devel-

oped, including provision for 3,000 equivalent full-time

students, approximately half of whom would be housed on the

Campus, and plans made for adequate athletic facilities,

for off-street parking, etc., it is necessary to develop a

well-planned, spacious Campus and to begin this immediately.

He then presented a proposed general site plan for the

future development of the Campus. It was noted that this

plan would abandon the diagonal mall contemplated in the

original Master Plan and substitute instead a quadrangle

in which buildings are in general oriented parallel or per-

pendicular to Maryland Parkway.



Mr. Rodgers' plan would involve relocating the Library

building approximately twenty feet north and rotating it

approximately 14 degrees so that the main entrance will

face due east; and the building will be visible from Mary-

land Parkway between Grant and Frazier Halls.



Architect Mc Daniel indicated that the proposed rotation

might create complications in the mechanical plans for the

heat and ventilating ducts. It was noted, however, that the

proposed location of the Library does not interfere with the

development of either a rectangular or diagonal mall. Mr.

Mc Daniel agreed that if the mechanical problem of rotation

can be solved satisfactorily he would prefer to have the

Library entrance at right angles to Maryland Parkway as

proposed by Mr. Rodgers.



Accordingly, by motion, which was approved, the Building

Committee recommended that the Library be moved 20 feet

north as suggested by Mr. Rodgers, and that the recommended

rotation of the building be accomplished if this can be done

within the scope of the building budget.



A question was raised as to whether the State Planning

Board wishes to be included as the supervising agency for

the proposed Reno Campus dormitory construction to be fin-

anced by HHFA bonds. Chairman Thompson indicated that the

Board will meet soon and convey their wishes to us.



The meeting adjourned at 9:30 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,

Charles J. Armstrong





Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee

of the Board of Regents

February 24, 1961



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met in the

Faculty Dining Commons at 12:45 P.M. on the above date.

Present: Regents Anderson, Chairman, and Regents Crumley,

Germain, Lombardi, Tyson, and Grant; Mr. Rogers and Presi-

dent Armstrong.



Dr. Anderson referred to the last meeting of the Board of

Regents, at which the Building Committee was authorized to

select an architect for the Atmospherium-Planetarium build-

ing. The members of the Committee were polled by telephone

and it was agreed that Mr. Raymond Hellman be recommended.



Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that the employment of Mr. Hellman be approved.



Dr. Anderson and Mr. Rogers discussed the architect's con-

tract -- that in this case, it does not go through the

State Planning Board. Some difficulty was experienced in

arriving at a fee because much of the equipment will be

furnished by Spitz Laboratories, specialists in the field.

In arriving at the fee, consideration was given to the

number of drawing sheets that it would be necessary for

the architect to prepare. Cost of the project will be

$175,000. The fee suggested is $7,000 or 7% of $100,000,

which is considered to be a just fee in view of the partic-

ular circumstances of the building project. If further

costs become involved, the matter of additional fee can be

negotiated with the architect. President Armstrong recom-

mended approval on this basis.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the terms of employment of Mr. Hellman

as stated above are approved.



Mr. Rogers reported on a letter from James B. Mc Daniel,

architect for the Library building at Nevada Southern, in

which he said that there has been an offer of a donation

to the Library building, and that he would like to know

the correct procedure of incorporating these or other items

agreed upon into the contract with the State of Nevada.

These items are beyond the present scope of work and will

be paid from the $6500 to be donated. It was agreed by

consensus that the present drawings and scope of work not

be changed, but that when this present contract is complete,

the University then negotiate with Mr. Mc Daniel on the

additional work to be done.



Mr. Rogers proposed permissive legislation amending appro-

priate sections of previous legislation of 1957 authorizing

the University to issue bonds for Housing and Dining Facil-

ities, to include in addition bonds totaling $2,400,000 for

a Men's Dormitory, a Women's Dormitory, and land acquisi-

tion.



In this connection, Dr. Armstrong brought up the matter of

the cemetery property on North Virignia Street which has

been offered by the Catholic Church to the University for

purchase, along with present church and school facilities,

also on North Virginia Street. The offer is that the cem-

etery property be purchased for $350,000 in two payments

of $175,000 with an option for purchase also of the re-

maining church owned property on North Virginia Street.

Funds for purchase of the cemetery land would be included

in the above proposed legislation; funds for the remaining

property, in the amount of $200,000, would come from State

appropriation. In case the University desires to purchase

only the cemetery property, the price offer for the re-

maining property would not hold.



Proposed use of the property - two dormitories on the ceme-

tery land, one in 1961 and one in 1962, and the present

school property and building to be converted to a Labora-

tory School for the College of Education, probably in 1963.



Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the Administration be authorized to pro-

ceed with the necessary legislation, and that the Building

Committee be authorized to explore the possibilities of

negotiation with the Catholic Church on the property

purchases.



Mr. Rogers distributed letters from firms offering services

in regard to placing name plaques in buildings already con-

structed and received favorable reaction from the Commit-

tee to proceed.



President Armstrong discussed the land in the Fort Mohave

area for which application was made to the Colorado River

Commission some time ago. Dean Adams checked on the value

of the property to the University and suggested an addi-

tional area, near by, which he believes would be very use-

ful. President Armstrong recommended that the University

submit application for the property recommended by Dean

Adams, in addition to the present application.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the land application, explained above,

be filed.



The meeting adjourned at 1:35 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,

Alice Terry

Secretary



Dr. Anderson discussed the minutes of the meeting of March

15, 1961 and recommended approval as follows:



Minutes of a Meeting of the Regents' Building Committee

with the State Planning Board, March 15, 1961



The meeting was held in the Office of the President of the

University at 7:30 P.M. on the above date. Present, repre-

senting the Planning Board were Chairman Thompson, Mr.

Sandorf, Mr. Fitz, and Mr. Bissell. Representing the

Regents were Dr. Anderson, Chairman of the Building Commit-

tee, and Dr. Lombardi. Mr. Germain was polled by telephone

subsequent to the meeting and approved the actions taken.

Also present were Vice President Young, Engineer Rogers,

and President Armstrong.



The reason for the meeting was the fact that all bids re-

ceived for the new Engineering building were in excess of

the building construction budget. The low bid of $2,490,000

by Stolte is approximately $220,000 in excess of the build-

ing budget. When two desirable additive alternates are

included, this raises the deficit to approximately $235,000.

The problem of meeting this deficit was then discussed.

Professor Sandorf proposed that through negotiation with

Stolte it might be possible by various substitutions or

changes in the building, which would not be of a structural

nature, to pick up perhaps $100,000 or more. Specifically,

power requirements could be reduced, the passenger elevator

could be postponed, less expensive handrails could be sub-

stituted, etc. Then, in addition, there is a fund of

$279,000 to provide minimum furnishings and equipment.

Some of this money could be used, with the understanding

that in 1963 we would seek a supplemental appropriation

from the Legislature to complete the furnishings and equip-

ment budget.



After further discussion it was voted by all present to

negotiate with the contractor on the proposed substitutions

as discussed, and to draw upon the furnishings and equip-

ment budget for the amounts necessay to make up the differ-

ence in the bid. It was agreed that Engineer Rogers will

confer with Deans Blodgett and Scheid, and work with the

architect, the Planning Board staff, and the contractor in

bringing this about.



It was agreed also that President Armstrong would report

this action to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee

and of the Ways and Means Committee of the Assembly so that

should it become necessary to seek a supplemental appropria-

tion in 1963 the Legislature will have been informed.



Mr. Rogers pointed out that inadvertently the recommendation

of the Regents for an appropriation of $26,500 for utility

extension at the Las Vegas Campus was dropped from the

Planning Board's recommendations to the Legislature and

hence is not being considered at this time. Mr. Bissell

indicated that it may be possible to make up this amount

from the surpluses in other accounts.



Mr. Rogers reported regarding the Fine Arts building that

some items are still to be completed or to be done over,

and some design deficiencies are still not corrected, but

that there is ample money available in the budget to settle

these matters.



Mr. Thompson reported concerning negotiations with Lembke

on the three buildings constructed under HHFA bonds and

the settlement of some disputed bills. He thinks that the

arrangements will be satisfactory to the Planning Board,

to the University and to HHFA.



The joint meeting adjourned at 9:20 P.M.



The Building Committee then met to review the final plans

for the Dairy Farm on the Main Station Farm as presented by

Engineer Rogers. The plans were approved, so that bids may

be sought and presented for approval at the next meeting of

the Board of Regents. This meeting adjourned at 9:45 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,

Charles J. Armstrong



Dr. Anderson and Mr. Rogers discussed the financial diffi-

culties regarding the Engineering Mines building, as noted

in the minutes. After going over the suggested changes,

an agreement was reached by Dean Scheid, Dean Blodgett and

Mr. Rogers that reductions could be made in the approximate

amount of $128,000, and that the equipment budget could be

used to the extent of approximately $107,000. In accord

with the action of the Building Committee, authority was

requested to follow this plan and to seek a supplemental

appropriation from the 1963 session of the Legislature.

President Armstrong reported that he had discussed this

proposal with the Chairman of the Finance and Ways and Means

Committees of the Legislature and received their assent. On

April 7, the Administration of the University recommended to

the State Planning Board that a contract be drawn with

Stolte, Inc., General Contractors, as successful bidders

on the Engineering Mines building project in the amount of

the base bid $2,490,000, plus Alternate #2 in the amount of

$3,700, plus Alternate #5 in the amount of $11,600, for a

total of $2,505,300.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the minutes of the

Regents' Building Committee be approved, and that the

recommendation of the Committee regarding financing the

construction of the Engineering Mines building be approved.



7. Library Building, Nevada Southern



Mr. Rogers discussed the thinking of Skidmore, Owings and

Merrill in regard to their proposed change in location of

the Library building at Nevada Southern. After further

study, the firm recommended moving the building approxi-

mately 10 feet to the north to make a better quadrangle

arrangement on the Campus. President Armstrong recommended

approval.



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that location change be approved as presented.



8. Right-of-Way, Main Station Farm



When the right-of-way was requested previously for power

and telephone lines at the Main Station Farm to reach the

Hidden Valley area, an error was made in the request, and

it now develops that it will be desirable to go directly

south down Boynton Lane on the east side. Dean Adams has

approved this route. President Armstrong recommended

approval.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the right-of-way be granted.



9. Library Building, Reno Campus



Mr. Rogers discussed the matter of a ramp to delete approx-

imately six steps from the main entrance going to the west.

The architects prefer the steps to preserve the aesthetic

aspects of the building; Mr. Rogers recommended the ramp

as being more practical, especially for paraplegics, etc.,

and President Armstrong so recommended.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the steps be deleted and that the archi-

tects be instructed to proceed accordingly.



10. Science-Technology and Radiology Buildings, Las Vegas



Mr. Germain reported that he had talked with the architects,

and both buildings are ahead of schedule. They expect that

the Radiology Laboratory will be ready for use by the middle

of May and the Science-Technology building by July 1.



11. Fish and Game Commission



In the agreement with the Fish and Game Commission, provi-

sion was made that the Regents would have opportunity to

approve the plans for the building to be constructed on the

Valley Road Farm. Mr. Rogers showed plans of a proposed

building and President Armstrong recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Crumley, that the

plans be approved, carried with Dr. Lombardi voting "no"

and all other Regents voting "aye".



12. Distribution System, Las Vegas Campus



Mr. Rogers explained the plan to have overhead power lines

replaced with underground lines. The Power Company plans

to run a power line up the south side of the property and

along the north line behind the Gymnasium and put in a

transformer sub-station near the boundary line of the newly

acquired property. The distribution system would run under-

ground between the Radiological Laboratory and the Science-

Technology buildings and the Gymnasium to Grant and Frazier

Halls. Mr. Rogers proposed that the name of Charles Helin

be submitted to the State Planning Board as an individual

who would be acceptable to the Regents, and thus to make it

unnecessary to go through the usual selection procedure.

President Armstrong recommended approval.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the Administration recommend Mr. Helin to

the State Planning Board for the design of the project, as

proposed above.



13. Heat Distribution Lines, Reno Campus



An appropriation in the amount of $396,000 has been made

for heat distribution lines. The present Heat Plant, which

serves Artemisia and Manzanita Halls and the old Dining

Hall, will be removed in order to construct the new Women's

Dormitory. It is probably the intention of the State Plan-

ning Board to appoint Mr. Hugh d'Autremont for this work.

Mr. Rogers requested authority to concur if the Planning

Board make the appointment, otherwise to have a meeting of

the Regents' Building Committee immediately with authority

to act for the Board. President Armstrong so recommended.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that if the State Planning Board appoints Mr.

de Autremont, the University will concur, but if the Plan-

ning Board does not appoint him, then the Building Committee

shall be authorized to act for the Board.



14. Fire Alarm System, Reno Campus



Mr. Rogers showed drawings and explained the conduit system.

At the present time, there is a temporary arrangement with

overhead wires. When the new system is installed, the over-

head wiring will be discontinued. This new system will

qualify the University for better insurance rates.



15. Fire, Fine Arts Building



Mr. Rogers reported that there was a small fire in the Fine

Arts building at 6:30 P.M. about ten days ago which burned

three props. The sprinkler system came on and put the fire

out, but caused some water damage.



16. Catholic Church Property



President Armstrong reported. The Catholic Church cemetery

property can be purchased for $350,000 with the remaining

property to be available for $200,000 in the next biennium

if the University seeks such appropriation. The President

had asked the Education Dean and Faculty to consider the

school building as a potential Practice School Laboratory,

and the reply was that it would be useful and adequate for

this purpose for the next three to five years. Dean Drury

has requested that consideration be given to the use of the

building for Statewide Services Offices following its use

by the College of Education.



17. Atmospherium-Planetarium



President Armstrong recommended that the new Atmospherium-

Planetarium building, $175,000 for which was a gift from

the Fleischmann Foundation, be named in memory of the father

and mother of Major Max C. Fleischmann, "The Charles and

Henriette Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium".



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the Atmospherium-Planetarium be so named

and that the exact wording for a suitable plaque be worked

out later in cooperation with the Trustees of the Fleisch-

mann Foundation.



18. Trinity Church Property, Las Vegas



President Armstrong read a letter from Mr. J. Bergen regard-

ing 17.4 acres of land donated to the Trinity Episcopal

Church of Reno by Mr. Wayne Mc Leod. The letter contained

the following paragraph:



"As you also know, this acreage is land-locked and the

vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church would like to dispose

of this property either through sale or exchange for other

more saleable property. The vestry of Trinity Church are

unanimous in wishing to give the first opportunity of

acquiring the 17.4 acres to the University of Nevada if

the Regents feel they want, need or can use the property

for athletic field development purposes or otherwise. We

realize that any consideration on the part of the Regents

of either a purchase or an exchange for other University

acreage fronting on Flamingo Road may require legislative

approval."



President Armstrong recommended that the proposal be re-

ferred to the Regents' Building Committee for study and

recommendation.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the matter be referred to the Regents'

Building Committee and that Mr. Bergen be so notified.



19. University Code



President Armstrong reported. The Code, incorporating pro-

posed revisions and changes in three chapters as developed

by two Faculty Committees, two Regents' Committees and the

University Council, was reproduced and distributed to the

members of the Faculty. A special meeting of the Faculty

will be held on April 13 to discuss the Code, after which

it will be submitted to the Faculty for mail vote, and then

to the Board of Regents for final action.



20. Dickinson, Atomic Energy Summer Institute



President Armstrong presented, with his recommendation for

approval, a request from Dean Blodgett that Mr. David F.

Dickinson be authorized to attend a Summer Institute con-

cerning Thermonuclear Theory sponsored by the American

Society for Engineering Education in cooperation with the

Atomic Energy Commission, to be held at the University of

Michigan June 26 to August 18, 1961. The Atomic Energy

Commission will pay $1,005 toward expenses of Dr. Dickinson,

provided the University makes a similar contribution, which

would be covered by continued payment of his salary.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that Dr. Dickinson be permitted to attend the

Summer Institute on conditions and terms stated above.



21. Personnel Recommendations



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

personnel items:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Reappointment as follows:



Claudia Jean Duffy as Instructor (part time) in Home Econ-

omics at a salary of $250 for the Spring semester 1961.



Appointments as follows:



Alvin D. Kilmer as Assistant Agricultural Agent for White

Pine and Eureka Counties at a salary rate of $5700 based on

twelve months' service, effective March 14, 1961 (replace-

ment for William D. Thoren).



Gail Garland Munk as Assistant Agricultural Agent for Lyon

County at a salary rate of $5400 based on twelve months'

service (replacement for John L. Jordan).



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointments as follows:



John Kirk Romary as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at a

salary of $6500 for the academic year 1961-62. Appointment

to rank of Assistant Professor contingent upon completion

of all requirements for the Ph. D. degree (replacement for

Diane Stover and Robert H. Valentine).



Donald Chesley Pfaff as Lecturer in Mathematics at a salary

of $6200 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement for

John H. Rowland).



Chung-Kai Chang as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a salary

of $2000 for the academic year 1961-62 (new position).



Garry Allen Flint as Graduate Research Assistant in Psy-

chology, Sociology and Anthropology at a salary of $450 for

the Spring semester 1961 (new position).



Philip C. Bettler as Research Associate in Physics at a

salary of $6,363.63 for the period May 1, 1961 to November

30, 1961 to be financed with funds from the Wright Air

Development Division of the United States Air Force (new

position).



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



Appointment as follows:



Jack Ray Clifford as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau of

Business and Economic Research at a salary of $360 for the

Spring semester 1961 (new position).



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



Emeritus Status as follows:



James R. Van Dyke as Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Emeritus effective July 1, 1961, when his actual service

to the University will be officially terminated.



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Appointment as follows:



Professor Emeritus Vincent P. Gianella as Temporary Scien-

tist with the Nevada Bureau of Mines to work on a special

problem, to be paid only when actually employed, to be paid

at a salary rate not to exceed $600 per month, with total

salary payments not to exceed $1,200 in any calendar year.



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Appointment of 106 Supervising Teachers for the Spring

semester 1961.



Appointment of 16 staff members for the 1961 Summer session.



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointment of 7 Supervising Teachers for the Spring

semester 1961.



STATEWIDE SERVICES



Appointment of 49 staff members for the evening division,

Spring semester 1961.



OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS



Promotions as follows, effective July 1, 1961:



Samuel M. Basta from Assistant Professor to Associate

Professor (and Dean of Student Affairs).



OFFICE OF REGISTRAR AND ADMISSIONS



Designation of Rank as follows:



Charlence E. Byrd, Registrar and Director of Admissions,

to be designated as Rank III in University Services, to

correct an apparent oversight. Mr. Byrd was given tenure

as of July 1, 1958 and a person can have tenure only as a

Faculty member, not as an Administrator.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the personnel recommendations above be

approved.



OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER



In keeping with the current practice in designation of such

Offices, President Armstrong recommended that the title

"Comptroller" be changed to "Business Manager", and that

necessary revisions be made in the By-Laws of the Board of

Regents and in University Regulations (Code), as follows:



By-Laws of the Board of Regents



1. Repeal Article V, Section 3, and Article VI,

Section 4.



Regulations of the University



1. Add a new chapter, entitled "The Business Manager",

reading as follows:



Section 1. The Business Manager shall be ex officio

Treasurer of the University, and shall be responsi-

ble to the President for the receipt of all moneys

arising from gifts, bounties, fees, sales or other

sources, other than in cases by law required to be

paid to the State Treasurer.



Section 2. The Business Manager, shall be responsi-

ble to the President for a systematic accounting

of all University funds.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the title change be approved and that

the By-Laws and Code be amended accordingly.



Appointments as follows:



Neil D. Humphrey as Business Manager with the responsibil-

ities as described above, at a salary of $13,000, on a

twelve months basis, effective immediately.



Henry Hattori to be relieved of his present title of Acting

Comptroller and Chief Accountant and to be appointed as

Chief Accountant and Assistant to the Business Manager,

at no change in salary, effective immediately.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the appointment of Mr.

Humphrey, as stated above, and the title change for Mr.

Hattori, as stated above, be approved, with an expression

of thanks to Mr. Hattori for his good work.



Change in position as follows:



A. L. Lesperance, Junior Nutritionist, Rank I, from P-704

to P-307, effective March 15, 1961, with no change in salary

(replacement for Marvin Wade).



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the recommendation be approved.



22. Report on Legislation



President Armstrong reported on legislation of the session

just closed.



a) University Budget



The University budget for the fiscal year 1961-62 will

be $6,379,963, representing a 15.7% increase over the

budget for the current fiscal year. Although the

General Fund Appropriation by the State was reduced

approximately $530,000, the appropriation is still an

18.4% increase over the current General Fund Appropria-

tion. For 1962-63 the total University operating budget

will be $6,857,227, representing a 7.5% increase over

1961-62 with a General Fund Appropriation increase of

9%.



In developing the working budget for presentation to the

Board at its next meeting and then to be sent to the

Governor for approval, certain fixed expenses in the

items of General Expense, such as retirement, insurance,

telephone and telegraph, etc., have to be protected.

Certain Federal funds are on a matching basis and also

must be protected. Effort is being made to improve sal-

aries and especially to give merit increases in special

cases. The Deans were instructed to present recommenda-

tions for action by the Regents' Salary Committee of an

overall average of 7 to 7 1/2% for salary increases.

In order to do this it has become necessary for other

areas to be cut back to the level of 70% of the amounts

requested for the coming year.



b) Capital Improvements



Mr. Rogers distributed the following material for in-

formation and President Armstrong discussed the various

items.



CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

PROGRAM

1961-62 1962-63



1961-1962



Assembly Bill No. 456



Sec. 2. University of Nevada - 1961. The sum of

$1,071,570 of the moneys appropriated in section 1

of this act is hereby allocated for the accomplish-

ment of the following projects at the Reno and Nevada

Southern Regional branch Campuses of the University of

Nevada and in the sums set forth thereafter:



a) Reno Campus:



Acquisition of real property ----------- $ 112,170

Design of a Social Sciences (History)

building --------------------------- 95,000

Construction of an addition to the

Student Union building and Student

Health facility -------------------- 312,000

Replacement and extension of heating

lines in quadrangle ---------------- 396,000

Remodeling of the old Clarke Library --- 54,500

Structural survey of Morrill Hall ------ 1,400



(Reno Total 1961-62) ($ 971,070)



b) Nevada Southern Regional Branch Campus:



Furnishings for the Science and

Technology building ---------------- $ 51,000

Construction and installation of

utilities -------------------------- 26,500

Construction of outside courts and

landscaping ------------------------ 23,000



Senate Bill No. 74



Construction and minimum furnishing

of a Library building -------------- $ 682,500



(Nevada Southern Total - 1961-62)($ 783,000)



(Total - 1961-1962) ($1,754,070)



1962-1963



Assembly Bill No. 456



Sec. 12. University of Nevada - 1962. The sum of

$307,660 of the moneys appropriated in section 11 of

this act is hereby allocated for the accomplishment

of the following projects at the Reno and Nevada

Southern Regional branch Campuses of the University

of Nevada and in the sums set forth thereafter:



a) Reno Campus:



Construction of a home management

residence -------------------------- $ 69,000

Design of a Physical Science building -- 187,000

Advance planning for the remodeling of

the Mackay Science building -------- 3,000

Advance planning for a building for

the College of Education ----------- 15,660



(Reno Total 1962-63) ($ 274,660)



Social Science building - State Bonds -- $1,456,000



b) Nevada Southern Regional Branch Campus:



Design of a Fine Arts building --------- $ 33,000



(Total 1962-63) ($ 307,660)



Senate Bill No. 219



Reno Campus



Authorizes the issuance and sale of revenue certificates

for the following projects:



Men's Dormitory ------------------------ $1,200,000

Women's Dormitory ---------------------- 1,200,000



(Total - Permissive Legislation) ($2,400,000)



c) Other Legislation



SJR 8 - amends the constitution as to the composi-

tion of the Board of Regents and will have

to be passed by the next session of the

Legislature before going on the ballot.



SB 97 - appropriates $25,000 for ground water basic

research through the Desert Research Insti-

tute.



AB 89 - appropriates $20,000 for purchase of the

Doten Collection.



AB 306 - appropriates $40,000 for basic research in

weather modification through the Desert

Research Institute.



SB 117 - provides for biennial instead of annual

reports to the Governor.



SB 219 - authorizes bonding for Dormitories.



SB 222 - authorizes moving the cemetery and makes way

for purchase by the University.



AB 238 - establishes $100,000 revolving fund for

accounts payable.



AB 294 - authorizes the President and Board of Regents

to grant leaves of absence, but states that

sabbatical leave with pay shall not be granted

to more than 2 percent of the teaching per-

sonnel of the rank of Instructor or higher in

any one year. The question is whether or not

the 2 percent applies to those not teaching

as well as those teaching. The matter was

referred to Mr. Porter to determine the intent

of the legislation.



Bills which were lost include extension of group insur-

ance to dependents, social security for public school

teachers, restrictions on the Board of Regents in

acceptance of gifts, appropriation for Junior Livestock

Show at the University Farm.



The Legislature formally approved the University's plans to

offer PH. D. degrees.



23. Ph. D. Program



"Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy" and the "Minimum

Criteria for Departments or Areas Offering the Ph. D." were

presented to the Regents by Dr. Armstrong. These items were

submitted to the Academic Faculty on a Class A action recom-

mendation by the University Council.



Results of balloting were -- in favor = 148; opposed = 43;

abstaining = 1. Dr. Armstrong recommended approval of the

proposal as a working document, subject to review by the

University Council and the Graduate Committee within one

year from date of passage.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the Ph.D. proposal be approved, as recom-

mended.



24. Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan Awards



Forty-two names have been recommended for consideration.

The Regents' Committee decided to limit the number of

Honorary Degrees to two and the Distinguished Nevadan Awards

to three for 1961. The Committee asked that a list of names

of persons recommended be mailed to them preparatory to a

meeting of the Committee on Friday, April 14, in the Presi-

dent's Office at which time selection will be made. In the

absence of Mr. Tyson, Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Grant

appointed Dr. Lombardi Vice Chairman, and asked him to sub-

mit the recommendations of the Committee to the entire Board

for telephone vote.



25. The Lester D. Summerfield Special Collections Room



President Armstrong recommended that the Special Collections

Room in the Noble Getchell Library be designated as "The

Lester D. Summerfield Special Collections Room", in honor

of Lester D. Summerfield, a distinguished citizen of the

State of Nevada, who has always been connected with inter-

ests of the University of Nevada, Chairman of the Board

of Trustees of the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada,

and who received the LL. D. degree from the University of

Nevada.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the recommendation be approved, and that

an appropriate plaque be placed in the room.



26. Milk Service to Dining Commons



Dr. Armstrong read a memo from Dr. Stein of the Agricultur-

al Extension Service concerning the University's purchase

of milk and other dairy products, and also a memo from Mr.

Kersey, Director of Student Services, re: "Rotation of Milk

Service to Dining Commons". A letter was also read from

Walter Christensen, Manager for Associated Dairymen, Inc.,

to Dr. Stein regarding the proposal to rotate the dairy

business among the various distributors serving this area.

Dr. Armstrong pointed out that the dairy distributors have

wanted some rotation of business. A meeting of local

dairymen was held in January to discuss a rotation plan

with Mr. Kersey and Mr. Moyers, University Buyer, and it

was agreed that Mr. Moyers would publish a legal announce-

ment, inviting interested parties to a meeting on April 1,

when a drawing for sequence of rotation would be held.

Dr. Armstrong pointed out that of the six local dairy firms

able to service the Dining Commons, two are not members of

the Associated Nevada Dairymen, and consequently when they

would come up for rotation the amount of milk purchased by

the Associated Nevada Dairymen from its suppliers (of which

the University Farm is one) might have to be reduced be-

cause of decreased sales.



On March 24 a meeting was held with Mr. Cassidy, Executive

Secretary of the Nevada Milk Commission, Mr. Walter

Christensen, Dr. James Schuh, Extension Dairy Specialist,

and Dr. Stein. Results of the meeting were the following

agreements: It is doubtful if all distributors would par-

ticipate in the rotation plan. Due to unequal distribution

of producers supplying milk to the distributors, such an

arrangement would not reflect the same equality to the

producers. Contracts awarded purely on a rotation basis

would tend to eliminate competitive bidding. In the event

a rotational system was followed, an approximate 3% re-

duction would occur in the University Farm's income when

a distributor not obtaining milk from this marketing or-

ganization had the contract to supply the University. For

these reasons, it was agreed that a more equitable arrange-

ment would result if a competitive, all inclusive (fluid

milk and by-product) bid system were inaugurated.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the purchase of all dairy products, in-

cluding fluid milk and by-products, be maintained on a

competitive bid basis.



27. Bank Signature Cards



In keeping with action of the Board in appointment of

Business Manager and Assistant Business Manager, signature

cards were signed by Chairman Grant and Vice Chairman

Lombardi, as follows, to be further signed by Business

Manager Humphrey and Assistant Business Manager Hattori:



First National Bank



Branch 94-2 University Revolving Fund

Branch 94-2 Federal Extension of Division

Main 94-1 Board of Regents



Security National Bank



94-9 New Halls



Nevada Bank of Commerce



94-19 Morrill Nelson Funds (Federal)

Federal Experiment Station

94-14 National Defense Student Loans



Bank of America



94-65 Las Vegas Fees



28. By-Laws, Board of Regents



Regent Crumley, Chairman of the Regents' Committee, dis-

cussed his correspondence with the firm he had previously

contacted in regard to up-dating the By-Laws of the Board

of Regents. Further correspondence with the firm had been

authorized by the Board. The firm has offered to send

representatives to the University to confer with the Ad-

ministration and the Regents, look into the probable scope

of work required, and to set a price for the service,

should the Regents be interested. There would be no charge

for the preliminary visit and survey.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the firm be asked to visit the University

to discuss the possibility of using their services and cost

of the project; and that the Chairman of the Regents' Com-

mittee on By-Laws be authorized to negotiate with the firm.



29. Next Meeting



The next meeting of the Board has been set for Saturday,

May 6 in Las Vegas.



The meeting adjourned at 12 noon.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

04-08-1961