April 15-16, 1950
Volume 6 - Pages 225-237
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
April 15, 1950
The special meeting of the Board of Regents called for the pur-
pose of considering the athletic situation, was called to order
by the Chairman at 9:15 A.M., April 15, 1950, in the President's
office. Present: Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Arentz, Ross and
Acting President Parker. Present also were Mr. Springmeyer of
the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Mr. Charles Irish of KOH, and
reporters Robert Bennyhoff and Bryn Armstrong.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the minutes of the
previous meeting, February 17-18, 1950 be approved as submitted,
dispensing with the reading thereof because each member of the
Board had received a copy by mail.
President's Informal Report
A - Financial Statements were distributed by the Comptroller
(a) Statement of General Funds as of June 30, 1950, estimat-
ed overdraft, $5,925.49.
(b) Actual and estimated income, General Funds, for the cur-
rent biennial period, showing total actual and estimated
receipts as of July 1, 1950. Estimated expenditures for
this fiscal year totalled 51% of the receipts for the
B - Comptroller's Office
The Comptroller reported that he had received several appli-
cations for the position of Chief Accountant in the Comptrol-
ler's office. He expects to employ a man starting May 1.
C - Microfilming Records
The estimate for microfilming University records is approxi-
mately $12,000. Time required is estimated to be 8 months.
The Comptroller reported that a vault in the basement of the
new Engineering building can be made available for storage
of University records. This space will be used until other
arrangements can be made, possibly for microfilming.
D - Purchasing Policy is receiving further study. The following
new forms were presented:
(a) Contracts for faculty employment
(b) Purchase order forms
(c) Departmental requisitions, including travel
(d) Checks and earning record forms
The Comptroller was present for the above items of the Informal
E - Retirement Committee plans an open meeting of the faculty and
staff later in this month, followed immediately by the neces-
sary balloting with the view to having their application
filed in Carson City prior to June 1, if the decision should
be that the University of Nevada join with the State Retire-
Regent Arentz requested that the Comptroller prepare a state-
ment showing difference in cost to the University in the two
plans, both in meeting payroll deductions and in meeting
F - Two Year Agricultural Course is being given further study.
A plan will be presented for consideration at a later meet-
G - Out-of-State Tuition
A letter from the Office of the Attorney General dated March
1, 1950, states:
When parents are divorced without disposing of the right
to the custody of their minor child, the domicile of the
child follows that of the father. When a divorce has
been granted to the wife, however, and the unrestricted
custody of the minor child of the marriage given her in
the decree, her own domicile and not the father's estab-
lishes that of the child, provided, of course, the court
had jurisdiction in the premises. Moreover, other spe-
cial circumstances have frequently had right in cases
where courts have refused rigidly to adhere to the ar-
bitrary rule that the father's domicile fixes that of
H - Projects Completed
The following projects authorized at the January meeting have
Parking space east of Lincoln Hall
Painting and repair of Dr. Anderson's office
Remodeling of waiting room oustide of President's office
Remodeling of Registrar's office
Transfer of Paint Shop and other fire hazards out of
Protection of transformer station north of Lincoln Hall
(Demolitions on the University Farms are under way but
Inspection trip by the new Director of Admissions
I - University Band
The University Band under Professor Tate's supervision at-
tracted so few students that corrective action from this of-
fice became necessary. Mr. Tate was relieved of all respon-
sibility for the Band and Mr. N. A. Tinkham, the Director of
the Reno Municipal Band, was employed for $150 to instruct
the University Band for the remainder of this semester. When
Mr. Tate's contract expires at the end of this school year,
it will not be renewed.
J - Audit Veterans Accounts
At the January meeting, a report was submitted concerning the
audit of Veterans payments by the General Accounting Office.
The audit recommended disallowances totaling over $80,000.
Since that time, identical bills have been introduced in both
the Senate and the House of Representatives which would pre-
vent these disallowances. The House Bill has passed but the
Senate Bill has not yet reached the floor. All 3 Congress-
men from Nevada have indicated their interest in the Bill.
K - The Field House is no longer being used as a Men's Dormitory.
All tenants have been transferred except the 4 men who are
now sharing the care-taking responsibilities.
L - An Advisory Council has been formed within the Agricultural
structure to perform for the Public Service Division, both
on and off the Campus, the same functions that the Faculty
Advisory Council performs for the resident faculty. The
Faculty Advisory Council has been increased by one elected
representative from the Public Service Division.
M - Faculty Housing Units
Opinion from the Attorney General was received that "An
examination of the statutory law of Nevada relative to the
University and its Board of Regents fails to disclose that
such Board has been or is now authorized to construct facul-
ty housing units and/or borrow money for such purpose."
N - Miss Jeanne E. Wier, Emeritus Professor of History, died in
Reno on April 14, 1950.
Comptroller Hayden presented the following claims, each of
which had received the prior approval of the Executive
List No. 9, Regents Checks Nos. 90-188 to 90-211 inclusive
for a total of $175,606.38.
List No. 9, State Claims Nos. 90-240 to 90-276 inclusive
for a total of $95,151.91.
List No. 10, Regents Checks Nos. 90-212 to 9-238 inclusive
for a total of $174,556.12.
List No. 10, State Claims Nos. 90-277 to 90-314 inclusive
for a total of $100,061.67.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the above
lists be approved.
2) State Highway Agreement
Under date of June 15, 1949, an option was negotiated be-
tween the Board of Regents and the Nevada State Department
of Highways covering materials for highway purposes. The
Isbell Construction Company holds a contract with the High-
way Department for construction of a portion of the highway
between Huffaker and Hash Lanes and is requesting permis-
sion to obtain some of this material.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Chairman
of the Board be authorized to sign this agreement on behalf
of the University.
3) Jewett W. Adams Endowment Stock
In the portfolio of stocks and bonds in the Jewett W. Adams
Endowment Fund are 14 shares of Pacific Gas and Electric
Company stock. A certificate for purchase by present owners
of additional shares at the rate of one share for each five
rights at a cost of $30 a share, was received by the Comp-
troller. These rights expired as of April 5, and since
there was $332 uninvested in the Jewett W. Adams Endowment
Fund, three shares of stock were purchased.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the action
of the Comptroller in purchasing five rights, as stated
above, be approved.
4) College and University Business Officers Meeting
The Western Association of College and University Business
Officers meeting is scheduled for May 7, 8, 9 in Berkeley,
California. The Comptroller requested permission to use a
University car in attending this meeting. No expense money
Above request was unanimously approved.
The Comptroller was present for the above items of the Presi-
5) Promotion Policy (Item 28 of President's Recommendations,
minutes of February 17-18, 1950) was presented.
Motion by Mr. Arentz that the Promotion Policy, as approved
by the general faculty, be approved, lost with Mr. Arentz
voting "aye" and Regents Hilliard, Sheerin and Ross voting
Mr. Peter Burke came into the meeting at 9:50 A.M.
6) The Admission and Advanced Standing Committee recommendation
as approved by the general faculty was presented as follows:
1. An applicant for admission from a Junior College or
other institution of Collegiate standing must submit
evidence that he has fulfilled entrance requirements
for the University of Nevada for regular Freshman stand-
ing, or that he has a grade average of C or better for
all his Collegiate-grade work and has completed at least
12 semester credits.
2. A student transferring from a status of probation at
another institution shall be on probation when he enters
the University of Nevada.
3. Non-resident students are not admitted as "Specials".
Motion by Mr. Arentz that the Regents approve items 1 and 2
of the above recommendation, passed with Regents Hilliard,
Sheerin and Arentz voting "aye" and Regent Ross voting "no".
7) Athletic Situation
At 10 A.M., the Board of Regents adjourned to room 202,
Mackay Science Hall, for an open meeting held to hear re-
ports and to give consideration to the University athletic
situation. Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Cahlan, Arentz, Ross,
Acting President Parker were present. In the audience were
the following reporters: Mr. Irish, Mr. Bennyhoff, Mr.
Burns and Mr. Armstrong.
Chairman Ross called the meeting to order and stated the purpose
of the meeting. He asked for written reports, wherever possible,
and stated that the reports and recommendations would be care-
fully considered by the Regents in arriving at a final solution.
(a) Dr. Inwood, representing the faculty, presented the
recommendations of the faculty sub-committee, of which
he was Chairman as follows:
It is recommended that:
(a) The Director of Admissions and the Admissions
and Advanced Standing Committee be instructed
by the faculty, the President and the Board
of Regents to abide by the prescribed en-
trance requirements as they appear in forth-
coming University catalogues.
(b) A Faculty Eligibility Committee of not less
than 5 members, thereof whom are to be elect-
ed in the same fashion as Faculty Advisory
Committee for staggered 3-year terms and 2
to be appointed by the President, be set up.
The duties of the Committee shall be:
(1) To certify the eligibility of all stu-
dents particpating in extra-curricular
activities, intercollegiate athletics
(2) To check on and to report to academic
Deans those students who, in the Commit-
tee's opinion, are endangering their
scholastic record by reason of partici-
pation in extra-curricular activities,
intercollegiate athletics included.
(3) To report to the President through the
faculty the actions of the Committee.
(4) To recommend from time to time to the
Faculty, such changes and improvements
as are necessary to the effective oper-
ation of the Committee.
(5) To elect its Chairman and to draw up
Bylaws which shall govern the Committee,
said Bylaws to be approved by the facul-
ty, the President and the Board of Re-
(c) Effective July 1, 1950 no student on proba-
tion shall represent the University in extra-
curricular activities, intercollegiate ath-
letics included, with the exception that in
this latter case this restriction will apply
to presently enrolled students beginning
July 1, 1951.
2. That a University Athletic Council be created with
membership and duties as indicated hereunder:
Board of Regents
Repres. ASUN Chair. Chair. Chair. Chair.
Alumni Rep. Board Board Athl. Dept.
Assoc. Fin. Athl. Elig. Physical
Contr. Oper. Comm. Education
(1) The Council shall determine general Uni-
versity policy with regard to intercol-
legiate and intramural athletics. Such
policy shall support the educational
objectives of the University and its good
standing with other Universities and the
people of the State of Nevada.
(2) Policies as determined by this Council
shall be observed by all agencies con-
cerned in any way with the conduct of
athletics at the University of Nevada.
(3) The Council shall be responsible to the
Board of Regents through the President
of the University.
(4) The Council shall be empowered to require
the submission of any reports or informa-
tion from the agencies concerned neces-
sary to the establishment of policy and
determination of adherence thereto.
(5) The Council shall make periodic reports,
at least semi-annually, to the Board of
Regents, faculty, students and alumni of
the University concerning the status of
the athletic situation and its conformity
to general University policy.
(6) The Council shall adopt Bylaws governing
3. (a) That the University of Nevada adopt the
Pacific Coast Conference Rules, effective
for new students July 1, 1950 and for old
students July 1, 1951, with the following
Chapter 9, Section 9.02 - No varsity football
games between membership institutions shall
be played later than the 2nd Saturday after
the last Thursday in November of each year.
Chapter 10, Section 10.02 - No full time
Coach shall receive any bonus from his insti-
(b) That the University of Nevada apply for mem-
bership in the National Collegiate Athletic
Association as soon as possible.
4. Financial Aid to Athletes
(a) That raising of funds for grants-in-aid and
employment compensation for athletes be
delegated to the Alumni Association of the
(b) That funds for grants-in-aid and employment
compensation to athletes be administered by
the University of Nevada through the Comp-
5. Character of Athletic Program
(a) In view of present contractual obligations
for coaching staff and intercollegiate foot-
ball games, it is recommended that no change
be made in the scale of athletic program for
the year 1950-51.
(b) The scale and nature of the future athletic
program shall be determined by the proposed
University Athletic Policy Council.
(c) That the University of Nevada join or form a
conference for its own protection.
6. It is finally recommended that the subcommittee on
Athletic Policy be continued as an advisory body
to the proposed University Athletic Policy Council
during the remainder of the current semester.
Dr. Inwood then presented the amendments as passed by the
University faculty at its meeting on April 12, 1950 as
D.1.(b) was amended to read: "A Faculty Eligibility
Committee of not less than 5 members be set up." (This
change was deemed desirable to put this Committee on the
same status as other University standing committees with
respect to method of appointment and responsibility.)
D.1.(c) Effective June 1, 1950 no student on probation
shall represent the University in extra-curricular
activities, intercollegiate athletics included with the
exception that in this latter case this restriction will
apply to presently enrolled students beginning June 1,
1951. (This change of date from July 1 in each case
was deemed desirable in order to cover students enrolled
in Summer Session.)
In addition to the above-mentioned adopted amendments there
is stated hereunder a suggested amendment, not approved by
the University faculty, but submitted as a possibly general-
ly more acceptable substitute for:
(1) The Council shall recommend general University
policy with regard to intercollegiate and
intramural athletics. Such a policy shall sup-
port the educational objectives of the Univer-
sity and its good standing with other Univer-
sities and the people of the State of Nevada.
(2) Recommendations concerning adherence to estab-
lished University policies and regulations may
be made directly to the agencies concerned.
In keeping with this suggested wording a further change
would be necessary as follows:
5. (b) The scale and nature of the future athletic
program shall be recommended by the proposed
University Athletic Council.
(b) Mr. George Southworth, representing the Boosters, read
his report which stated that the Boosters are willing
to devote their time, effort and personal funds to the
continuation of the athletic program under the follow-
1. That the University write off the $45,000 indebt-
2. That the University grant immediate financial
assistance to carry out the remainder of this
3. That substantial assistance be given in the future
from the University to carry on the program.
4. Complete cooperation from the faculty and student
body of the University.
Upon question, Mr. Southworth estimated that approxi-
mately $50,000 to $60,000 would be needed annually to
carry on the athletic program as it is now set up, and
that the Boosters could raise about 1/2 of that amount
with the help of the alumni groups.
(c) Mr. Harry Frost reported for the Board of Athletic
Control and presented the following resolutions as
adopted by the BAC at its meeting on April 13, 1950:
1. That the practice of allowing athletes on scholas-
tic probation to participate in intercollegiate
athletics be continued in accordance with the
Pacific Coast Conference Rules and interpretations
2. That the Board of Athletic Control opposes the
creation of the proposed University Athletic
Policy Council in that it duplicates efforts of
the present Board of Athletic Control. Further
recommends that the Board of Athletic Control's
composition and duties of its members be changed
and improved after further study.
3. That the Board of Athletic Control, realizing that
more than one group is concerned with intercol-
legiate athletics, requests the Board of Regents
withhold final decision on these proposed changes
until all groups have had a fair chance to care-
fully study the changes and make their respective
He stated emphatically that if the BAC is not to have
control and operational power in all its phases, the
BAC should be dissolved.
(d) Mr. Paul Reimer, Student Body President, reported for
the student body. His report stated that:
1. The student body is in accord with the faculty
2. The student body accepts the faculty report as the
most complete and authoritative investigation on
the athletic situation to date, and, therefore,
considers it a fair basis for discussion.
3. Acceptance and complete accord with items (a) and
(b) under Eligibility recommendations of faculty
4. Recommendation that item (c) under heading "Eli-
gibility" be changed to read that a student on
probation can represent the University in extra-
5. Concerning recommendation #2 of the faculty report
the Student Senate has a variable opinion, and
feels that it must be understood that this is but
one alternative with others still under considera-
6. Acceptance and compete accord with item 3 (a) and
7. Acceptance of item 4, provided there be an addi-
tion to B to read that funds for grants-in-aid and
employment compensation to athletes be adminis-
tered by the University of Nevada through the
Comptroller's office upon recommendation of the
recipient by the Director of Athletics. The
Senate wholeheartedly endorses a fund raising and
athletic scholarship system of this type feeling
that its merits and possibilities for success with
good alumni organization are excellent and its
8. Acceptance of item 5 (a) and (b) with aforemen-
tioned stipulations on policy committee.
9. Rejection of item 5 (c) on the grounds that con-
ference membership must be determined by the
10. The Senate agrees that present obligations neces-
sitate continuation of our athletic program on its
present scale. As to future programs, student
opinion seems to favor no enlargement but a con-
tinuation of the present scale of athletics on a
sound financial basis.
(e) Mr. Gene Mastroianni, Graduate Manager, said that he was
in accord with the recommendations of the Boosters, the
Board of Athletic Control and the Student Senate. He
urged early decision by the Board of Regents so that
his Department might plan accordingly. He discussed the
1. Backed up the Student Senate's recommendation con-
cerning the probation rule.
2. Backed up the Board of Athletic's stand on the
formation of an Athletic Council.
3. Students generally are satisfied with the present
intramural program; feels that the division of
authority at present is satisfactory. He saw no
reason, therefore, for the Head of the Physical
Education Department to be on the proposed Council
unless State funds are to be used to support ath-
4. No one person or group should have control of the
athletic program in its entirety, since different
sports have different problems. He felt that the
students should have more representation, and the
Regents final decisions.
(f) Mr. Walter States, President of the Alumni Association,
stated, for the Association, that:
1. They have no objection to the Committee of five
members but felt that all members should be ap-
pointed by the President.
2. They are definitely opposed to part 3 of the
faculty recommendations concerning eligibility.
3. The Council was approved in an advisory capacity
only, and, later was disapproved, entirely.
4. Favor the Alumni Association taking over the fund
raising, working with the Boosters.
5. Recommends to the Board of Regents that they in-
crease the membership of the Board of Athletic
Control. Definite recommendation concerning this
matter will be submitted to the Board of Regents.
(g) Coach Sheeketsi endorsed the statements of Mr. Frost
and Mr. Mastroianni. He submitted letter copies from
other schools concerning eligibility and participation
in athletics which had been received by the faculty
committee and stated that he did not put much stock in
that phase of the investigation. He voiced objection
to the proposed eligibility relation and pointed to
the Stanford ruling as being desirable. This ruling
permits any student allowed to remain on Campus to
participate in all student activities on an equal
Chairman Ross asked Deans Wood and Palmer, and Dr. Wittwer
if they wished to add anything to the reports, and all de-
clined. Dean Griffin was called upon and gave a resume of
the effect on public relations of recent news releases con-
cerning our athletic matters.
Mr. Ross called upon Mr. Peter Burke, member of the Legis-
lative Counsel Bureau, for comment. He pointed out that
gambling is a legal industry in this State, and that money
derived from taxes includes gambling taxes.
Mr. Sheeketski then arose to say that no individual in the
State of Nevada had ever contacted him to ask what the out-
come of a certain football game would be. He asked that
the records of the meeting contain his statement, "There
have been less conversations along that line than any other
place I have ever been. This is an honest statement."
Mr. Ross thanked everyone who contributed to the meeting.
The Board recessed at 12:15 noon for luncheon in the University
The Chairman called the meeting to order in the President's of-
fice at 2:45 P.M. All Regents and the President were present.
Present also were Mr. Springmeyer, Mr. Gene Mc Kenna of the Sage-
brush, reporters Armstrong, Burns, Bennyhoff, Olsen and Irish.
Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Board go out
of the regular order of business and consider the athletic sit-
uation at this time.
Mr. Ross opened the discussion, which centered around the
reports heard in the morning session.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that no further
credit for board, room and fees be extended to students on
Amendment carried by unanimous vote that the provision be
made effective April 22, 1950.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the Board of
Regents favors a more lenient ruling than that proposed by
the faculty committee on the participating of students on
probation in extra-curricular activities, following the
lines of the letter from Stanford University, as follows:
A student on scholastic probation is entitled to
participate in extra-curricular activities including
intercollegiate athletics. If a student is allowed
to stay in the institution, he is allowed to partici-
pate in the activities of the institution.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the Regents
hold in abeyance a decision concerning the forming of an
Athletic Council, as recommended by the faculty, until such
time as a study can be made by a committee to be appointed
by the Regents; and that, in the meantime, the Board of Ath-
letic Control continue to operate in its present capacity.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the Regents
suggest that the various groups which appeared before them
at the morning session, get together for the purpose of
working out a program on which they might all be agreed,
and that further, the members of the Board of Regents want
it to be known that they would be cooperative and sympa-
thetic with any program which they might suggest.
The preparation of Dining, Hospital and Dormitory budgets
for the next biennium was discussed briefly. It was the
sense of the meeting that capital charges plus maintenance
and repair of the permanent plant should be budgeted. All
other items should be considered as operating costs and
should be charged against current income.
9) University Calendar was presented for academic year 1950-51
as recommended by the Administrative Council and approved
by the general faculty.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the calendar
be adopted, as presented.
At 3:10 P.M. reporters Mc Kenna, Bennyhoff, Olsen and Irish left
10) Administrative Council recommendations were presented by
the President as follows:
(a) Evaluation Fee
A fee of $3 (non-returnable) be charged for evaluation
of transcripts for undergraduate transfer students.
For purposes of clarity, paragraph 2 of provisions
concerning tenure, as adopted by the Board of Regents
on January 24, 1948 and amended on May 26, 1948 be
changed to read as follows:
2) Assistant Professors are appointed and reappointed
annually without tenure for the first 3 years;
upon completion of 3 years' service in this grade
and reappointment in the same or higher rank, their
employment shall continue under tenure.
(c) Grade Changes
That regulations on changing a passing grade (6., pg.
94, 1949 catalogue) and removing a failture (9., pg.
94, 1949 catalogue), be changed to read as follows:
6. Changing a Grade. After the class records have
been filed with the Registrar, a grade may be
changed only to correct a clerical error. Cor-
rections of clerical errors in grade shall be
submitted in writing to the Registrar by the In-
structor concerned after approval by the Chair-
man of the Department and the Dean of the College.
10. Repeating a Failed Course
a. Required Courses. Any required course which
has been failed must be repeated in class as
soon as the course is repeated in the Univer-
sity program; such a course takes precedence
over all others in the student's program.
Failures, therefore, cannot be made up by
correspondence or by extension and can be
made up in other institutions only in special
cases approved in writing by the Chairman of
the Department and the Dean of the College
(d) Correspondence and Extension Courses
(1) Students, while enrolled in a semester or Summer
Session, shall not be permitted to enroll in or
to pursue a course by correspondence or extension
that is offered as a regular classroom course.
Exceptions to this regulation may be granted by
the Administrative Council only upon petition of
the student stating the reasons why he must have
the course in question at that time and why he
cannot take it in regular class; such petition
must be submitted to the Dean of the College
concerned before presentation to the Administra-
tive Council. As respects new enrollments in
correspondence and extension courses this regula-
tion takes effect upon approval.
(2) The responsibility of directing the correspondence
and extension work be transferred to the Director
of the Summer Sessions but that no extra compensa-
tion and no reduction in teaching load be allowed
for this service.
(e) Restricted Freshmen
The catalogue statement on restricted Freshmen be ap-
proved to read as follows:
Restricted Freshmen. A restricted Freshman is
defined as a high school graduate who presents
15 acceptable units, but who is deficient in no
more than 2 of the required units as specified
below under Specific Subject Requirements.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the above
recommendations (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) be approved.
In putting his motion, Mr. Arentz stated that he did so
in the case of item (d) (2) with the understanding that
the Administration will recognize the importance of
strengthening and encouraging the development of all
11) Heating Plant
Mr. Arentz reported on his work with the Heating Plant
situation, and, while not ready to turn in a final report,
he made the following recommendations concerning provisions
of Chapter 301, Statutes of Nevada 1949.
a) That the Regents hold in abeyance action on installation
of boilers, etc. as provided in section 1.
b) That no action be taken at this time towards carrying
out provisions of section 2 (1).
c) That no action be taken at this time towards carrying
out provisions of section 2 (2).
d) That the Regents go ahead with provisions of section 2
(3) and 2 (4) with the $30,000 provided in section 5;
that the President be authorized to make arrangements
for starting the work, and that the work be done on the
basis of finishing one project and then commencing
Mr. Arentz pointed out that the items in his recommendation
(d) can be carried out without first deciding what type of
plant will eventually be constructed.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the above
recommendations a, b, c and d be approved.
a) American Telephone and Telegraph - As part of the Col-
lege gift program of the American Telephone and Tele-
graph Company, the University of Nevada has received
the following equipment for use of the Electrical
One Collins Autotune Drive Unit
Two Step Selector Switches
b) W. C. T. U. Price of $100 is to be awarded at Commence-
ment to Miss Alice Arentz.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that these gifts be
accepted and acknowledged.
c) Whitehair Prize - Mr. Francis P. Whitehair, the father
of one of our graduating Seniors, has offered a total of
$200 for two prizes for essays on the subject "Woman's
Place in Politics and Government". The competition will
be open to all undergraduate students regularly enrolled
in the University. Winners will be announced at the
This gift has been acknowledged and accepted.
d) Oddie Books - 18 books from Senator Oddie's library have
been received by the Mackay School of Mines for its
Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that they be
accepted and acknowledged.
e) Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation grant of $5000 for a
cancer research project was announced. After corre-
spondence and telephone conversation with the Secretary,
an understanding has been reached, and the University
assured that it can carry on helpful research for the
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the gift
be accepted and acknowledged.
13) Puffinbarger Resignation
Colonel Parker reported that Mr. Puffinbarger has submitted
his resignation on February 21, 1950 to be effective within
Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the resig-
nation of Professor Puffinbarger be accepted, effective
March 1, 1950.
14) Advisory Committee Mackay School of Mines
Colonel Parker reported that he had made thorough study of
the Hardy report and had conferred with Mr. Hardy, Dean
Palmer and others regarding it, and was in accord with
most of the recommendations contained in the report.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that, until such
time as the Board of Regents have opportunity to go into
the report thoroughly, the Administration be directed to
take no action toward carrying out the recommendations of
15) Personnel Recommendations
College of Arts and Science
a) That Dr. Frederick M. Lash be appointed as Lecturer in
Education at $350 per month for the months of March,
April, May and June, 1950 in the place of Professor
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the above
appointment be ratified.
b) That the following members of the faculty be granted
tenure at the end of the present College year. These
faculty members are completing their 3rd year as
Assistant Professors and each has been recommended by
the Chairman of the Department concerned.
Dr. Alex Dandini - Dept. of Foreign Languages
Dr. Jay Hansen - Dept. of Physics
Miss Ruth Russell - Dept. of Physical Education
Mr. J. Craig Sheppard - Dept. of Art
No action required.
c) That Miss Mary Rotter, R. N., be employed as Head Nurse
in the Infirmary for the Summer Sessions 1950 at a sal-
ary of $230 per month plus meals and laundry of uni-
forms, which is the salary she is receiving now.
d) That Mrs. J. B. Lynch be employed as Assistant to the
Head Nurse in the Infirmary for the Summer Sessions 1950
at a salary of $150 per month plus meals and laundry of
uniforms, which is the salary she is receiving now.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the above
recommendations (c) and (d) be approved.
College of Agriculture
e) That Mr. Willard F. Williams be appointed as Assistant
Professor of Agricultural Economics at $350 per month
for the 10 months of the academic year 1950-51.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard that the above recommendation
be approved lost with Regents Sheerin and Hilliard
voting "aye" and with Regents Arentz and Ross voting
16) Assistant Professor Robert Z. Tate
At 4:15 P.M. Dean Wood came into the meeting to explain the
action and recommendation of the College of Arts and Science
with regard to tenure of Assistant Professor Tate.
Dean Wood pointed out that this is the last year that Mr.
Tate can serve without being on tenure, and that he is not
willing to recommend tenure. He further stated that he had
gathered together all 15 Department Chairmen to consider
Mr. Tate's case, and has taken a secret ballot as to whether
or not his appointment should be terminated. The ballot was
unanimous for terminating his appointment. The Faculty
Advisory Council had also considered Mr. Tate's situation
and filed a report that he has no case.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried that the Regents reaffirm the
decision of the Administration that Mr. Tate's employment
be ended with the current school year, with Regents Sheerin,
Arentz and Ross voting "aye" and with Regent Hilliard not
During the above hearing Mr. Cahlan left to catch a 6:30 train.
The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M. until the regular meeting in
June unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman.