04/24/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 24-25, 1917
 



04-24-1917
Volume OE - Pages 43-46

                         Reno, Nevada
                        April 24, 1917

A special meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order on
April 24, 1917, at 10:50 A.M.

Present:  Regents O'Brien, Curler, Sullivan, Abel and Baker, and
Acting President Lewers.

The Chairman stated that the meeting was called for the purpose
of handling certain bills of the University and to elect an
architect for the Agricultural building.

Mr. Curler moved that the matter of the election of an architect
be taken up.  The motion was carried.

Applications from the various architects and papers and materials
in support of these applications were spread before the Board for
their consideration.  The matter of the relation between the Uni-
versity and Messrs. Bliss and Faville of San Francisco, and who
had been made University architects during the control of a for-
mer Board, was discussed and letters relating to the same were
read as were the minutes of the Board electing them.  Mr. Abel
reported his interview with Bliss and Faville (Mr. Bliss) dur-
ing a recent visit to San Francisco and stated that the firm con-
sidered themselves the official architects of the University.  It
appeared from letters that the initiative in the matter of their
appointment came from former President Hendrick.  All points in
the matter were discussed informally in this relation with the
view in mind of rescinding the action of their appointment in
favor of a local architect, and the following resolution was
offered by Regent Curler:

    WHEREAS, it appears from an inspection of certain letters
    and resolutions of the Board of Regents that an arrangement
    was, during the year 1914, made with the firm of Bliss and
    Faville of San Francisco, architects, whereby it was tenta-
    tively understood that until further notice they were to be
    considered the official architects for the University, and

    WHEREAS, it is the view of the present Board of Regents that
    the best interests of the University would be subserved by
    the selection of an architect resident of the State of Nevada
    to furnish plans and specifications for all buildings to be
    hereafter constructed upon the Campus,

    BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the relation heretofore
    existing between the University of Nevada and Bliss and
    Faville be and is hereby terminated and that said firm be
    notified of the action of the Board of Regents.

The resolution was adopted on record vote as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Passed his vote
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Mrs. Baker nominated Mr. W. O. Lewis as architect for the Agri-
cultural building and Dr. Sullivan nominated Mr. F. J. De Long-
champs, Mr. Abel nominated Mr. Geo. M. Ferris.

On motion, the nominations were closed.

The vote on the above nomination stood as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Mr. Lewis
    Mr. O'Brien          Mr. De Longchamps
    Mr. Curler           Mr. Lewis
    Dr. Sullivan         Mr. De Longchamps
    Mr. Abel             Mr. Ferris

There being no election, the vote was again called and stood as
follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Mr. Lewis
    Mr. O'Brien          Mr. De Longchamps
    Mr. Curler           Mr. Lewis
    Dr. Sullivan         Mr. De Longchamps
    Mr. Abel             Mr. Lewis

Mr. Lewis having received the majority of votes was declared
elected as architect for the Agricultural building.

The matter of Mr. Frederick M. Lee's request for $2000 to com-
plete further work on the University books was taken up and Dr.
Sullivan moved that he be given $1000.  Mr. Curler who was to be
absent in the afternoon advised that this was his opinion and
said that when the matter came before the Board his vote on the
above motion was to be "yes".  The motion carried.

Meeting recessed until 1:30 P.M. same date.

The Board of Regents resumed its meeting at 1:30 P.M. April 24.

Present:  Regents Baker, O'Brien, Abel and Acting President
Lewers.  Absent:  Regents Curler and Sullivan.

Comptroller Gorman presented his report of April 24th.

The Board approved List No. 13 of Claims against the State, Nos.
180 to 190 inclusive, except Nos. 185 and 186 for a total of
$3,343.77.

The Board approved List No. 14 of Claims against the State,
Claims Nos. 185 and 186 for a total $771.60.

The Board approved list of Claims on the Regents Fund No. 57 to
76 inclusive for a total of $7,240.63.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the Claim of $1000 for the audit
of Mr. F. M. Lee, ordered by the Investigating Committee of the
Legislature, be approved for that amount.  Record vote being
taken was as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Mr. O'Brien took the Chair.

It was moved by Mr. Abel that the Claim of Mr. Frederick M. Lee
for $300 for extra work in connection with the audit be rejected.
Record vote being taken was as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Mr. Curler and Dr. Sullivan left word that they wished to be
recorded as in favor of rejecting this Claim.

Mr. Abel resumed the Chair.

It was moved by Mr. O'Brien that the action of the President of
the University and Comptroller in completing the purchase of the
University Stock Farm be approved.  Record vote being taken was
as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Acting President Lewers recommended that the Department of Veter-
inary Science and Bacteriology be authorized to prepare hog
cholera serum for sale and use in the State of Nevada and to use
such portion of the Hog Cholera Serum Fund as might be necessary
for the purpose of carrying on this work.  It was moved by Mrs.
Baker that the recommendation of Acting President Lewers be
adopted.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

On recommendation of Acting President Lewers it was moved that
Commissioner S. C. Dinsmore be authorized to make a trip to
Washington in response to a call for his presence there.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The special meeting was adjourned.