04/11/1947

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

April 11-12, 1947 



04-11-1947
Volume 6 - Pages 8-14

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      April 11-12, 1947

The special meeting of the Board was called to order by Chairman
Ross at 10:00 a.M., April 11, 1947, in the President's office.
Present:  Regents Henningsen, Sheerin, Cahlan, Hilliard, Ross;
Comptroller Gorman, President Moseley.  Reporter Alan Mc Gill was
present and remained until noon.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the regular meeting of January 25, 1947, and the spe-
cial meeting of February 17-18, 1947, be dispensed with and that
they be approved as submitted.

Chairman Ross stated that the meeting was called to consider the
legislative program and to go over the entire Campus in order to
make an estimate of needs and to decide what should be done in
the way of improvements to the physical plant.  It was agreed
that the meeting proceed on this basis.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendation for Degrees

    Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the following
    students, candidates for degrees, as approved by the Univer-
    sity faculty at its meeting on April 10, 1947, be granted
    the indicated degrees and diplomas:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        John B. Aymar                   Edwin Charles Mulcahy
        Edward F. Beaupeurt             Lyle Anthony Roush
        Floyd Leonard Edsall            Frances Rose Ullom
        John M. Hattala                 Virginia Anne Woodbury

    Bachelor of Science

        Raylyn Collins Carey

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Kenneth Neil Stewart            Noel Owen Willis

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

        Carol Elinor Smith

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Lawrence Alexander Paglia       Theron Dick Stewart

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Stephen Godwin Moore

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Royce Aller Hardy, Jr.          Marshall Dickey Joplin
        Robert Williams Hoyer

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following
    items, 1 to 21, inclusive, be approved:

    Economics, Business Administration and Sociology

     1)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Louis V. Skinner be
         appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Economics,
         Business Administration and Sociology at a salary of
         $400 for the Spring semester, 1947.

     2)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Carl R. Swartz be ap-
         pointed as Assistant in the Department of Economics,
         Business Administration and Sociology at a salary of
         $550 for the Spring semester, 1947.

     3)  That, effective September 1, 1947, John S. Brittan be
         appointed as Instructor in Economics, Business Adminis-
         tration and Sociology at a salary of $3000 for the year,
         1947-48.

     4)  That, effective September 1, 1947, William F. Taucher
         be appointed as Instructor in Economics, Business Ad-
         ministration and Sociology at a salary of $3180 for the
         year, 1947-48.

    English

     5)  That the leave of absence of John R. Butterworth be ex-
         tended, without pay, for the academic year, 1947-48, in
         order that he may continue his studies toward the
         Doctorate degree.

    Foreign Languages

     6)  That the leave of absence of Lawton B. Kline be extended
         without pay for the academic year, 1947-48, in order
         that he may continue his studies toward the Doctorate
         degree.

    Geology and Geography

     7)  That, effective September 1, 1947, John H. Thompson be
         appointed as Assistant Professor of Geology and Geogra-
         phy at a salary of $3240 per year.

    Mathematics

     8)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Kenneth Bradshaw be
         appointed as Assistant in Mathematics at a salary of
         $300 for the Spring semester, 1947.

     9)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Dr. A. V. Martin be
         appointed as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at a
         salary of $3540 per year.

    10)  That Dr. O. G. Owens, Assistant Professor of Mathemat-
         ics, be granted a leave of absence, without pay, for
         the academic year, 1947-48, in order that he may accept
         a research grant from the Institute for Advanced Study,
         Princeton, New Jersey.

    Mechanical Engineering

    11)  That, effective at the end of the academic year, 1946-
         47, the resignation of G. D. Meixner, Jr., as Instructor
         in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, be accept-
         ed.  Mr. Meixner is resigning to enter the University
         of California for graduate study.

    Military Science and Tactics

    12)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Lt. Col. Bruce C.
         Cator be appointed as Assistant Professor of Military
         Science and Tactics for Air, at no University salary.

    13)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Capt. Perry B. Mc
         Elroy, Jr., be appointed as Assistant Professor of
         Military Science and Tactics for Air, at no University
         salary.

    14)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Capt. Carl H. Barton
         be appointed as Assistant Professor of Military Science
         and Tactics for Air, at no University salary.

    15)  That, effective February 1, 1947, M/Sgt. Virgil H.
         Mc Donnell be appointed as Instructor in Military
         Science and Tactics, at no University salary.

    16)  That, effective February 1, 1947, M/Sgt. Harrison M.
         Stoneback be appointed as Instructor in Military Science
         and Tactics, at no University salary.

    17)  That, effective February 1, 1947, 1st Sgt. Earl J. Grady
         be appointed as Instructor in Military Science and Tac-
         tics, at no University salary.

    18)  That, effective February 1, 1947, T/Sgt. Otis B. Carrick
         be appointed as Instructor in Military Science and Tac-
         tics, at no University salary.

    19)  That, effective February 1, 1947, M/Sgt.  Sherman D.
         Johnson be appointed as Instructor in Military Science
         and Tactics, at $50 per month University salary.

    Physical Education for Men

    20)  That the leave of absence of James W. Coleman, Assistant
         Professor of Physical Education for Men, be extended,
         without pay, for the academic year 1947-48, in order
         that he may pursue graduate study.

    Physics

    21)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Dr. Jay M. Hansen be
         appointed as Assistant Professor of Physics at a salary
         of $3840 per year.

    Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that emergency ap-
    pointments to the faculty which must be made prior to a meet-
    ing of the Board be confirmed by the Executive Committee as
    soon as possible.

Comptroller's Report:

    Claims - Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the
    following claims, adopted by the Executive Committee be
    approved:

        List No. 8, dated February 28, 1947, State Claims
        67-111 to 67-126, inclusive, for a total of $50,190.50.

        List No. 9, dated March 10, 1947, State Claim
        67-126A, for a total of $7,000.00.

        List No. 10, dated February 28, 1947, Regents Checks
        67-206 to 67-231, inclusive, for a total of $106,072.07.

        List No. 10, dated March 21, 1947, State Claims
        67-127 to 67-142, inclusive, for a total of $31,747.64.

        List No. 11, dated March 31, 1947, Regents Checks
        67-232 to 67-265, inclusive, for a total of $149,388.95.

    Dining Hall - Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that,
    in view of the fact that the present Dining Hall rate, $40
    per month, is not sufficient to meet present costs, the
    catalogue statement be amended to read as follows:  "The
    price of board will be $45 per month, which may be raised
    or lowered without notice, in line with current prices."

    Board of Athletic Control - Report shows $11,011.46 due for
    board, room and fees of athletes.  Motion by Mr. Cahlan
    passed unanimously that the Board of Athletic Control, plus
    2 members from the Downtown Athletic Scholarship Committee,
    be invited to meet with the Regents on Saturday afternoon,
    to discuss matters of concern to all 3 groups.

    Bleachers for New Gymnasium - Two bids were presented, as
    follows:

        Fred Medart Manufacturing Company    $ 8,250.75
        Wayne Iron Works                      10,507.00

    The amount is to be paid from the reserve of $20,000 in the
    New Gymnasium Fund.  It was unanimously agreed that this
    matter be left for consideration until a visit had been made
    to the new Gymnasium.

    Plans for New Engineering Building Wing - Motion of Mrs.
    Henningsen passed unanimously that plans, as submitted by
    Architect Russell Mills, be approved.

    Leases on Dormitories 27 and 28 University Heights City
    Project - Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that
    the Comptroller be authorized to negotiate with the City of
    Reno in view of the following circumstances:  the leases
    expired December 31, 1946 and January 31, 1947, respectively;
    the Committee of the City of Reno had suggested that the
    University take over the Dormitories.

    Heating Plant - Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that
    the Comptroller present the Heating Plant plans to the State
    Planning Board and the Executive Committee be authorized to
    act for the entire Board, as regards construction of the
    Heating Plant, in line with Acts of the 1947 Legislature.

    Buildings and Grounds Salaries - Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed
    unanimously that salaries of Buildings and Grounds staff
    members not be increased at the present time, and that the
    Comptroller be authorized and directed to secure an opinion
    from the Attorney General as to the legality of bonuses, in
    keeping with increased living costs; and, further, that in
    cases of emergency with the Buildings and Grounds staff,
    necessary salary adjustments be made, subject to the approval
    of the Executive Committee and the President.

    Bus - Policies regarding the use of the bus, which has been
    secured from the Hawthorne Naval Base, were discussed, and
    the Comptroller was directed to prepare a report with recom-
    mendations for the next meeting of the Board.

    Out-of-State Tuition Case - Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed
    unanimously that the action of the Comptroller in charging
    out-of-state tuition to Joyce A. Harris, be ratified, since
    her legal residence and that of her father is Cedarville,
    California, although a small tax assessment is paid on prop-
    erty owned in Nevada.

    Mackay Training Quarters Heating Plant - Motion of Mrs.
    Henningsen passed unanimously that the Comptroller be author-
    ized and directed to proceed with revision of plans for a
    separate Heating Plan for the Training Quarters and to refer
    said plans to the State Planning Board in accordance with the
    law passed by the 1947 Legislature, in order to be ready to
    start construction when material can be secured.

The Board recessed at 12 noon for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall.  Dr. R. C. Thompson, Dr. Henry Bugbee, Dr. Kingsley
Price, Coach Joe Sheeketski and Graduate Manager Joe Mc Donnell
were luncheon guests.

Starting at 1 P.M. a tour of the properties of the University
was made, including the Campus, outside housing units and Uni-
versity Farms.

The recessed meeting of the Board was called to order by the
Chairman at 9;20 P.M. with all members present.  Reporter Bob
Trego came into the meeting at 9:30 P.M. and remained until
10:15 P.M.

New Business

Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the following
catalogue statement:  "A registration fee of $2.50 per semester
and an incidental fee of $5 per semester are payable by each
student enrolled for more than 5 credit hours" be amended to
read:

    A registration fee of $7.50 per semester and an incidental
    fee of $5 per semester are to be paid by every student.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the budget, as
granted by the 1947 Legislature, be accepted, and that the
Comptroller directed to revise the University figures in ac-
cordance, thereof, and that it be presented to the Board at its
next meeting.

By unanimous consent, the request of the State Fish and Game
Commission was granted that it be permitted to remove from
Manzanita Lake a small percentage of Black Bass each year for
the purpose of transplanting them to other waters of the State.

The Board recessed at 11:10 P.M. and was called to order by the
Chairman at 9 A.M., April 12, 1947, with all members present.
Reporter Alan Mc Gill was present and remained until 11 A.M.

The Comptroller reported that he had received a check from Mrs.
Henry Albert for $100, of which $50 was to be applied to the
Henry W. Albert Prize; the other $50 to be used for the conver-
sion of the temporary debenture of the American Telegraph and
Telephone Company, p. v. $100, for 1 share of American T & T
stock.  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the
Comptroller be authorized and directed to arrange for the con-
version.

President Moseley explained that he had asked Dean Creel to get
together a group who would go over the work of the University
Farms and report to him, and he, in turn, to the President.
At 9:45 A.M. the following appeared before the Regents:  Dean
Cecil Creel, Director F. W. Wilson, Le Grande Walker, V. E.
Scott, L. E. Cline, Clarence Byrd.  They presented several al-
ternate plans of operation for the combined Farms of the Uni-
versity, the South Virginia Farm and the Ladino Dairy, for the
benefit of the students.  A discussion was held on the different
plans.  Chairman Ross thanked the members of the group for their
work and for their interest in this University problem.  Motion
of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the Board of Regents re-
ceive these plans and report with thanks and that they accept
that portion of the report which reads:  "Should it result that
no funds, other than Farm income, are available for operation
and rehabilitation, your Committee still feels that the Univer-
sity Farm should be withdrawn from lease and operated as a
supplement to the Dairy Farm;" and, further, that the lease on
the South Virginia Farm be not renewed and that the lessee be
given until July 1, 1947, to vacate.  Motion of Mr. Sheerin
passed unanimously that any reasonable amount ($2500), approved
by the Executive Committee, be advanced by the Comptroller from
the Revolving Fund for the Farm.

Reporter Bob Trego came into the meeting at 10 A.M. and remained
until 11 A.M., when the Home Management House for the Department
of Home Economics was brought up for discussion.  Motion of Mr.
Hilliard passed unanimously that the President be instructed to
study ways and means of providing a Home Management House and
report further at some subsequent meeting.

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the following
resolution be adopted:

    That, Comptroller C. H. Gorman be authorized and directed
    to sign all documents pertaining to the contract between
    the Federal Public Housing Authority and the University of
    Nevada in connection with the construction of Projects Nos.
    NEV-V-26187 and NEV-V-26197.

The Board recessed at 12 noon for luncheon in the University
Dining Hall and was called to order by the Chairman at 1 P.M.,
with all members present.

A discussion was entered into regarding the position of Director
of Resident Instruction in the College of Agriculture.  Motion
of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the matter be tabled and
that the President and the Chairman of the Board be instructed
to discuss the matter with all persons concerned and report back
at the next meeting.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Board adopt a
policy of a limited system of revolving Departmental Chairman-
ships, as recommended by the academic Deans.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Comptroller be
authorized to go ahead with arrangements for changing the flue
at the Dining Hall.

At 1:10 P.M. Dean Palmer, Dean Wood and Director Carpenter met
with the Regents for the purpose of discussing the Department of
Geology - whether, for administrative purposes, the Department
should be under the College of Arts and Science, or the College
of Engineering.  The basis for discussion was the catalogue
statement, "For general administrative work the Head of the De-
partment is responsible to the Dean of that College in which
his major work appears."  It was brought out that a major is
now offered in Geology in the College of Arts and Science and a
major in Geological Engineering is offered in the College of
Engineering.  Because of the benefits derived from the Mackay
gifts by the Department of Geology and the long standing associ-
ation of the Department of Geology with the Mackay School of
Mines in the minds of Nevada citizens, Director Carpenter re-
quested that the Regents officially declare that the Department
of Geology is a Department of the Mackay School of Mines.  Dean
Wood stated that his only concern was that the Geology Depart-
ment be staffed with competent faculty members and that the
College of Arts and Science continue to be able to offer a major
in Geology.  Dean Palmer recommended, in view of the unusual
set-up at the University of Nevada as regards the School of Mines
and the Mackay gifts to the School, including Geology, that the
Department of Geology be considered a Department of the Mackay
School of Mines in the College of Engineering.  Chairman Ross
thanked the 3 gentlemen for appearing before the Regents and
for expressing their views in regard to the matter before the
Regents.  Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed, with Regent Hilliard
passing his vote and all others voting in favor, that the Depart-
ment of Geology be placed in the College of Engineering.  Deans
Palmer and Wood, and Director Carpenter were called back and
were informed of the decision.

President Moseley then brought up the matter of the administra-
tive responsibility of the Dean of the College of Engineering and
asked for a clear statement regarding the place of the Mackay
School of Mines.  It was the unanimous decision of the Board,
with Dean Wood and Dean Palmer and Director Carpenter orally con-
curring, that the Mackay School of Mines is a division of the
College of Engineering.

Reporter Bob Trego came into the meeting at 2 P.M. during the
above discussion and remained throughout the meeting.

At 2:15 P.M. the following met with the Regents for the purpose
of discussing the Athletic Scholarship Committee debt to the
University, referred to in Dr. Gorman's report:  George South-
worth, President, and Jack Walther, Secretary-Treasurer, of the
Downtown Athletic Scholarship Committee; Harry Frost, Joe
Sheeketski, Meryl Deming, P. A. Lehenbauer, Joe Mc Donnell and
Rex Daniels, of the Board of Athletic Control; Perry Hayden
from the Comptroller's office.  A discussion of the Comptroller's
report on the Dining Hall followed and it was agreed that more
than $11,000 is now due the University for obligations of the
Downtown Athletic Scholarship Committee.  Mr. Southworth explain-
ed that this obligation would be met during the coming Summer
when a campaign for funds would yield enough to cover the in-
debtedness incurred; and it was found that no misunderstanding
existed.  Chairman Ross thanked the groups for meeting with the
Board.

Reporter Frank Mc Cullough came into the meeting at 3 P.M.,
during the above discussion and remained throughout the meeting.

Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the bid of Fred
Medart Company in the amount of $8,250.75 for bleachers for the
new Gymnasium, be accepted.

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M. with the next meeting set for
June 7, unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman.