04/23/1920

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 23-24, 1920
 



04-23-1920
Volume OE - Pages 247-252

                         Reno, Nevada
                        April 23, 1920

The Regents met in the Office of the President at 10 o'clock
on the morning of April 23rd, all the members and President
Clark being present.

The following resolutions regarding Miss Vanderleith were read
by Chairman Cheney and vote to adopt stood as follows:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

    We mourn the call that has summoned our friend Miss Emma
    Vanderleith from the old familiar places and the cherished
    associations of years to enter the city whose builder and
    maker is God.

    In all good works she was a leader.  One of her many activi-
    ties was the organization of the Student Loan Fund of the
    State of Nevada, which grew in interest year by year.  She
    met every opportunity and demand made upon her with a loving
    kindness that endeared her to all.  It is with sorrow that
    we know for the last time we have heard her say, "Taking an
    active concern in our schools tends to public good.  Fervor
    in the thought and care of our boys and girls shows love of
    our State, for in their hands rests the future welfare of
    Nevada.  There can be no greater cause than the helping of
    our girls and boys to an education, helping them to inde-
    pendence and self support, helping them to become good citi-
    zens, worthy daughters and sons of the great State of Nevada.
    Let us get to work."

    Her example stands in the community as a lofty and living
    monument.  We rejoice that the future will continue to give
    the blessings of her beautiful life.

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of
    Nevada tender heartfelt sympathy to her brother, E. D.
    Vanderleith.

    RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the
    brother and a copy be spread upon the minutes of the Board
    of Regents of the State University.

The minutes of the meeting of March 30 were approved.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Upon the recommendation of Director Doten the President submitted
the resignation of Dr. Lewis H. Wright, Assistant Veterinarian of
the Agricultural Experiment Station, to be effective beginning
June 1, 1920, with his recommendation that it be accepted.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

President Clark recommended the election of Frederick H. Sibley
as Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
at a salary of $3250 beginning July 1, 1920.  Professor Sibley's
credentials accompanied this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented the certificate showing renewal of
his official bond and the certificate was placed in the hands of
Regent North.

List No. 21, including Checks Nos. 153-159 for a total of
$4,935.36 and List No. 23 of State Claims, Nos. 290 to 298 in-
clusive, for a total of $4,586.47, were submitted by Comptroller
Gorman and approved by the Board, the vote standing as follows:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

For the open position through the resignation of Dean Knight, the
President recommended the appointment of Doctor Robert Stewart
to be Head of the Department and Professor of Agronomy and Dean
of the College of Agriculture, at an annual salary of $4200 be-
ginning July 1, 1920.  Doctor Stewart's credentials were submit-
ted by the President, who had had personal interview with Dr.
Stewart in Chicago recently.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

President Clark excused himself for a few moments to meet with
the members of the Senior Class and during his absence the mem-
bers of the Board discussed the advisability of retrenchment in
University expenses either by the elimination of certain Depart-
ments or the consolidation of Departments.  President Clark had
given consideration to this matter and had counseled with dif-
ferent Departments concerned in such change when he had first
come to the University.  Judge Curler stated the position that
he and Mr. Abel had taken on this matter and said that the Uni-
versity at that time was carrying about all the trouble that
it could and it had seemed to them the wiser plan in the person-
nel or Departments and that during the intervening time all these
questions had solved themselves by the resignation of members of
the then faculty.

President Clark made the following recommendations, after read-
ing to the Board recommendations submitted to him by Dean Hall:

    (1)  That the Regents approve the recommendation of Dean
         Hall that beginning with September, 1920, honorariums
         should be paid to cooperating Reno high school teachers
         assisting the faculty of the School of Education of the
         University under the direction of Dean Hall in caring
         for the practice teaching of our students who are can-
         didates for high school teachers' diplomas as follows:

         For the teachers having one or more students preparing
         the same lesson, $50 per semester; for two or more
         preparing different lessons, $62.50 per semester.

         The vote stood as follows:

         Judge Cheney         Aye
         Mrs. Hood            Aye
         Mr. Pratt            Aye
         Judge Curler         Aye
         Mr. North            Aye

    (2)  That the election of Superintendent Billinghurst as
         Lecturer in the School of Education, to give the course
         in School Management, Law and Hygiene one hour per week
         at $250 for the academic year beginning September, 1920,
         be approved.  Vote:

         Judge Cheney         Aye
         Mrs. Hood            Aye
         Mr. Pratt            Aye
         Judge Curler         Aye
         Mr. North            Aye

The President recommended an increase of salary to Doctor Stephen
Lockett from $2600 to $3000 per year, effective July 1, 1920,
and his election as Associate Professor of Veterinary Science
with the understanding that he is to give the Veterinary Science
course in the Department of Agriculture in the College of Agri-
culture, compensation for such work from general College funds
to be made in accord with our standing arrangement.  It is under-
stood that another year the above title may be changed to that
of Lecturer, if it be decided to adopt a general system for rank-
ing members of the Public Service staff who give courses in any
of the Colleges of the University.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Judge Cheney, as Chairman of the Board of Regents, was voted to
be the Chief Educational Officer of the State within the meaning
of the formal application to Doctor Storey for $6000 of the funds
of the Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board funds and as such
was authorized to sign this formal application, the vote standing
as follows:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

The President told the Board of his plan for the Book of the
Oath, which is given herewith.  At the suggestion of Judge
Cheney two words were added to the Justice clause in the Oath.

                         THE OATH

    I, about to be graduated from the University of Nevada,

    Acknowledging

        my great debt to the Giver of all life, who has given
        me life in Nevada, the State whose people are most
        blest with pioneering strengths and whose land, of all
        America, is freshest from His hand, and most truly His
        cathedral, with mountain columns, star vaults and sage-
        incensed aisles, hourly urging me to reverent thinking
        and living,

    Acknowledging

        my great debt to the race, which has made me heir to
        civilization, wrought out by its centuries of toil and
        of thought and preserved by the bravery of its heroes,
        the wisdom of its sages and the faith of its saints,

    Acknowledging

        my great debt to this Nation and to this Commonwealth,
        which through guardian organization and through open
        school doors, have jointly made it possible for me to
        come into the full riches of my natural and my racial
        inheritances,

    Here and Now Pledge

        life long loyalty to the shaping ideals of American
        civilization;

        liberty, bounded by law drawn for the common weal,

        equality of opportunity for all, and

        justice, administered in accord with the dictates of
        the common will, lawfully expressed.

    I here and now further pledge

        that in all the years to be granted to me and to the
        fullness of my allotted strength

                          I SHALL SERVE

        both alone and with others, to the high ends that un-
        cleanness, greed, selfishness and pride shall lessen,
        that cleanness, charity, comradeship and reverence shall
        widen and that this, my generation, shall bequeath an
        even better and nobler civilization than came to it.

The President recommended that the Regents buy $350 worth of
Artemisias this year instead of the $250 worth of other years.
This will mean fewer books, as the price has gone up quite a
little.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

President Clark made a brief statement of his eastern trip and
told the Board of Mr. Mackay's desires regarding the future
plans for the University, as indicated by Mr. Mackay in New York
City in conference with President Clark on April 22, 1920.

Judge Curler gave an outline of possible enrollment situations at
this University another year and cited the conditions in Cali-
fornia which exist at the present time in support of his view
that a policy of enrollment limitation should be adopted by the
Regents before the opening of the Fall semester and rather urged
that it should be done now.

Recessed until 4 P.M.

Recessed meeting convened at 4 P.M. with all members present.

President Clark recommended to the Board that watch fobs be pur-
chased for the following men who represented the University in
intercollegiate debates the past season:

                      John Belford
                      Paul Hornaday
                      Charles Miller

and that a prize of $10 be awarded to Margaret Barnes as the best
speaker in the inter-class debating contests and that the $20
prize be divided euqally between Raymond Law and Anthony Zeni,
all the above to be paid for out of the Regents' Contingency
Fund.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Judge Cheney read the following resolution respecting the use of
the name "University":

    WHEREAS, several worthy efforts for the welfare of the
    community, including the student body of the University,
    have been undertaken, or are contemplated, and have taken
    or expect to use the name of the University in connection
    therewith, and the University has no voice or control in
    the same;

    IT IS THEREFORE upon motion duly made RESOLVED, that, in
    the opinion of the Board of Regents of the University of
    Nevada, the name of the University should not be directly
    or indirectly taken or used in connection with any public
    activitiy, even though intended for the welfare of the
    student body, unless said activity originates with or is
    under the exclusive control of the government of the United
    States, the government of the State of Nevada, the University
    of Nevada or the faculty or the student body of the Univer-
    sity.

Mr. North moved that the resolution be adopted.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

It was moved that the monthly meetings of the Board should be
known as the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Board
of Regents and that Mr. Pratt be added to that Committee and a
cordial invitation extended to Judge Curler to attend such meet-
ings whenever possible.  The 5 required meetings of the Board
are the only meetings to be designated as meetings of the Board
of Regents, except there be called special emergency meetings
of the full Board.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Judge Cheney reported that he considered there would be no ques-
tion as to a favorable outcome of the Farm Bureau constitution-
ality case now in the courts.

The limitation of enrollment policy was discussed at some length
but no decision was arrived at.  The question was laid over un-
til the next meeting of the Board of Regents with request that
President Clark draw up some tentative statement of policy of
limitation in keeping with the outcome of the Board's discussion.

President Clark told the Board that during his recent trip to
New York an important business position carrying a very large
compensation had been offered for his consideration and that
this put him in a difficult quandry as to what his final decision
would be, but that for the coming two or three months, he ex-
pected to hold his decision in abeyance.

Adjourned until May 11, 1920.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary