UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 28-29, 1962


Pages 183-206



April 28, 1962

The Board of Regents met on Saturday, April 28, 1962, in room

205, Morrill Hall, Reno Campus. Present: Regents Anderson,

Arnold, Broadbent, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Hug, Lombardi, Magee;

Engineer Rogers, Business Manager Humphrey, Executive Vice Pres-

ident Young, and President Armstrong. Chief Deputy Attorney

General Porter was present as Legal Adviser. Reporters Laxalt

and Bean covered the meeting for the Press. Messrs. Hancock and

Littlefield were present from the State Planning Board for the

items pertaining to the building program.

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 A.M. by Chairman Grant,

who officially welcomed Procter Hug, Jr., appointed by Governor

Sawyer to fill the vacancy on the Board.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes of the regular meeting of March 3, 1962, were ap-

proved, upon motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell,

and unanimous vote.

2. Approval of Check Registers

President Armstrong recommended approval of the Check Reg-

isters submitted by the Business Office (attached).

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

unanimously by roll call vote, that the Check Registers be


3. Transfer of Budgeted Funds

Dean Basta had submitted application to participate in the

National Defense Student Loan Program for the period of

July 1, 1962 to June 30, 1963 in the amount of $105,000.

Under provisions of the Act, the University must contribute

$10,300 to the program. President Armstrong recommended

approval of transfer of this sum from Alice Dimmitt Endow-

ment Income (Acct. #51-7002) to National Defense Student

Loan Fund (Acct. #61-4001).

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

unanimously that the above funds transfer be approved.

4. Acceptance of Gifts

President Armstrong presented a list of gifts which had been

received by the University and recommended offical accept-

ance by the Board of Regents, as follows:

For the Library, Reno Campus

From Regent Fred Anderson - "Medical Physiology", inscribed

by the author.

From Weld Arnold - "A Short History of Astronomy from Earl-

iest Times through the Nineteenth Century", "Proceedings of

the Academy of Political Science", January 1962, "The New

Look in Foreign Aid", and "The Observatory - A Review of


From Professor John R. Gottardi, University of Nevada -

Victor Hugo "Novels", volumes 1-5.

From Congressman Walter S. Baring - 11 books on miscellan-

eous subjects.

From Mr. Bill Lohse, President of Student Union Board - "The

American College".

From Dr. Earl A. Loomis, New York - his book, "The Self in


From Mr. F. A. Zimmerman, Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Com-

pany, San Francisco - 4 books on miscellaneous subjects.

From Dr. and Mrs. Hermann B. F. Seyfarth, Reno - 25 volumes

of "The History of Nations".

From Mr. Sewell Thomas, Denver, Colorado - his book,

"Silhouettes of Charles S. Thomas" (for the Mines Library).

From Mr. Leslie B. Gray, Reno - $300 toward the purchase of

12 additions to the Burns Collection.

From Regent Fred Anderson - $15 to be used for the Depart-

ment of Nuclear Engineering, in memory of George S. Jolly.

From Miss Grace and Anne Rice, Reno - $5 to be used for the

Orvis School of Nursing, in memory of George S. Jolly.

From Dr. Harumi Befu, Department of Psychology, Anthropology

& Sociology - microcard edition of his book, "Preceramic


From Bob Young (alumnus) and Mrs. Young, Whittier, Calif. -

two books written by them, "Sunday Dreamer" and "The Girl

from Boothill".

From Dean James E. Adams, College of Agriculture - "History

of the Brecknockshire Agricultural Society", Part II.

From Mr. Erskine Caldwell, San Francisco, California - "Say,

Is This the USA?", inscribed in memory of Newton Crumley.

From Senator Howard W. Cannon - "Orbital Flight of John H.

Glenn, Jr.", a hearing before the Senate Committee on

Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

From Dr. William F. Fort, Jr., California Free Enterprise

Association - 16 books.

From General Hyun Joon Shin, Reno - stamps, one of the

University Seal and one showing the tower of Morrill Hall,

for the Special Collections Room.

From Professor Ronald R. Williams, Department of Music -

"Noah" and other compositions by himself.

From Associated Women Students, University of Nevada - ap-

proximately $1,483 from their special account for purchase

of books.

From Dr. Forrest R. Holdcamper, Washington, D. C. - $25 for

purchase of books in the following order of preference -

first, books on Nevada History; second, books on Western

History; third, books on general United States History.

From various donors for the Newton Hunt Crumley Memorial

Book Fund - $6,303.05 (including the amount reported at the

last meeting of the Board).

For the Library, Las Vegas Campus

From Congressman Walter Baring - "Congressional Directory"

and "Biographical Directory of the American Congress".

From Mr. Collins K. Billings, Las Vegas - one book.

From Catherine Boyer, Las Vegas - 5 novels, and "Clark

County Assessment Lists".

From Senator Howard W. Cannon - "Congressional Directory"

and books and pamphlets.

From Cecil B. De Mille Trust - "The Autobiography of Cecil

B. De Mille".

From Mr. Phillip Earl, Boulder City - 1 Philosophy book.

From Dr. Paul C. Harris, North Las Vegas - "Variety - 56th

Anniversary Edition".

From Mr. Jon Harrison, Las Vegas - "The Bluebook of American


From Jewel Joyce, Las Vegas - 44 College textbooks.

From Mrs. Harvey E. Luce, Las Vegas - 13 books on miscellan-

eous subjects.

From the Mechanical Packing Association, Inc. - "The Hand-

book of Mechanical Packing & Gasket Materials".

From Mr. Peter Miller, Las Vegas - 4 books.

From Mrs. Agness D. Mitchell, Las Vegas - "Phonics for


From Dr. Sigrid Moe, Nevada Southern Regional Division - 3


From the National Foundation, Clark County Chapter - 2


From Mr. C. F. Newmann, Las Vegas - "Colorado River Commis-

sion of Nevada".

From Mr. Charles Rosenkranz, Las Vegas - 250 books on Math-

ematics and Engineering.

From Mr. W. M. Brown - "Transactions of the Metallurgical

Society of AIME".

From Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Burdick, Las Vegas - 45 non-fiction

books and 21 modern fiction and classics.

From the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, New York -

"Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts (1639-1702)".

From the Southern District of the Nevada Society of Public

Accountants - renewal of the "Federal Tax Guide Service"

for two years in the amount of $94.


From International Business Machines Corporation - $50 to

match the contribution of Mr. John A. Goetz, Jr., a graduate

of the University of Nevada.

From the Nevada State Bar Association - $100 for the Jour-

nalism Department Discretionary Fund.

From Mrs. Frank Russell Payne, Palm Springs, California -

$200 for the Music Department Discretionary Fund.

From the following donors for the "Italian Immigration Fund"

to be used by Dr. Wilbur Shepperson of the Department of

History and Political Science to further his study on im-

migration of Italian peoples:

Mrs. Evelyn E. Di Pietro, Sparks - $20

Mr. Stephen D. Maffini, San Francisco, California - $50

Sons of Italy, San Francisco, California - $50

From various donors - $502.15 to the Music Concert Series

at Nevada Southern Regional Division.

From various donors in memory of William N. Ireland, father

of Bill Ireland of the Department of Health, Physical Edu-

cation and Recreation - $160 to the Wolf Club Loan Fund.

From the Nevada Bank of Commerce, Reno - $50 for the Mathe-

matics Contest.

From Lt. Col. Kenneth E. Day, Tucson, Arizona - $18.75 for

purchase of a class E, U. S. Treasury Bond to be presented

at the Governor's Day Ceremony.

From an anonymous donor - $750 for the President's Discre-

tionary Fund.

From an anonymous admirer of Robert Petrini - a loving cup

in his memory to be inscribed with the name of an outstand-

ing student each year who emulates Robert Petrini.

From Western Electric Company, San Leandro, California - two

semiconductor experimental kits for the Electrical Engineer-

ing Department.

From Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, Sacramento,

California - offer to contribute to the Electrical Engineer-

ing Department quantities of technical papers, catalog ma-

terial, reference books, and guest lecturers on a compli-

mentary basis, plus a substantial discount on most equip-

ment purchased for educational purposes; and from Mr.

Richard P. Ash, Sales Engineer of the firm, $25 as a per-

sonal contribution.

From Bently Nevada Corporation, Minden - $40 toward an

Electrical Engineering Special Projects Fund.

From Reno Lions Club - $250 from their Club Charities Fund

to provide reading tapes for the use of blind persons in

this area under the sponsorship of Dr. Miller's Speech



From the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants -


From John J. Ascuaga, Sparks Nugget - $500

From Bew H. Fong, The New China Club - $500

From the Western Electronic Education Fund of the Western

Electronic Manufacturers Association, Los Angeles, Califor-

nia - $500 "to encourage students to enter the field of

Electronic Engineering or one of its related scientific


From the China Lake Branch, American Association of Univer-

sity Women - $100 for Miss Marian Snearly (special scholar-


From Sales Executives Club of Northern Nevada - $200 for

prizes of scholarships in the Marketing Department, College

of Business Administration.

From Quota Club of Reno - $50 for the Orvis School of Nurs-


From the Reno Business and Professional Women's Club - $200

with the request that the name of their scholarship be

changed to "The Felice Cohn Scholarship Fund".

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

representing four annual payments in support of the scholar-

ship program for Agriculture and Home Economics.

From Kennecott Copper Corporation, New York - $1000 for

scholarship in the Mackay School of Mines and $1000 as a


From various donors - $194 to the Carrie Brooks Layman

Scholarship Fund in memory of Joseph B. Layman, Librarian,


From the Estate of Alma Holmshaw - $300 representing partial

distribution of the cash on hand, to be added to the Harry

F. Holmshaw Scholarship Fund.

From Mrs. J. A. Mc Kinnon, San Mateo, California - $50 to be

credited to the Mable Mc Vicar Batjer Memorial Scholarship


From the Twentieth Century Club, Reno - $25 to be used as a

scholarship for the Speech Department and to be known as

"The Twentieth Century Club Theater Award".


The Will of Edward J. Questa contains the following provi-


"All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate

of whatsoever kind or nature, I hereby devise and be-

queath to the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA to be used for the

purpose of providing scholarships at the University

for deserving graduates of Nevada High Schools who

have been active participants in the 4-H Program or,

in the event the 4-H Program is discontinued for any

reason, for Nevada High School graduates who are in-

terested in engaging in agricultural studies at the

University of Nevada. The devise and bequest hereby

made shall be administered by the President and Board

of Regents, or successor governing body of the Uni-

versity of Nevada, and shall be known as the E. J.

QUESTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND. It is my wish that, insofar

as possible, the fund created hereby shall be a per-

manent scholarship fund, but the Administrators of the

fund are authorized to invade the principal as well as

the interest of the fund, if, in their opinion, it is

necessary or desirable."


From United States Air Force, Office of Aerospace Research,

Washington, D. C. - $84,930 for the support of research

entitled, "Field Emission Studies of Surface Migration of

Refractory Metals" under the direction of Dr. Philip C.

Bettler of the Department of Physics, for a period of ap-

proximately three years.

From the Language Development Section, Division of Higher

Education, Office of Education, Washington, D. C. - $71,200

for a Summer Language Institute for Secondary Teachers of

Spanish, June 18 to August 11, 1962, under the direction of

Dr. C. W. Melz of the Department of Foreign Languages.

From the Link Foundation, New York - $500 to provide assist-

ance in planning programs in aerospace education for teach-

ers and parents, under the direction of Dr. Calvin H. Reed

of the College of Education.

From an anonymous donor - $12,000 in stock and cash for a

study on the immigrant impact on Nevada and for publication

of its results, under the direction of Dr. Wilbur Shepperson

of the Department of History and Political Science.

From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$19,360 for support of an In-Service Institute in Mathemat-

ics for Secondary School Teachers, under the direction of

Dr. E. M. Beesley of the Department of Mathematics.

From the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D. C. -

$37,900 to continue a project which provides for periodic

analysis of accumulation of radioactive fallout products

in cattle tissues, under the direction of Dr. Clifton

Blincoe, Agricultural Chemist, and Dr. Verle R. Bohman,

Animal Nutritionist.

From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $130,353

as an additional grant for the Atmospherium-Planetarium


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

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that, where ap-

propriate, a note of thanks be sent to the donor concerned.

5. Building Committee Meeting, March 27, 1962

Dr. Anderson discussed the minutes as follows:


March 27, 1962

Present: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Arnold, Dr. Lombardi, Vice

President Young, Engineer Rogers, Assistant Engineer Whalen,

Librarian Heron, University Editor Laxalt; Mr. Fitz, Mr.

Hancock, Mr. Littlefield (State Planning Board); Mr. Brooks,

Mrs. Hicks (State Purchasing Office).

Library Furniture:

Members of the Committee studied samples of wood (technical)

furniture, wood shelving and lounge furniture.

Mr. Francis Brooks, State Purchasing Agent, was asked if he

had a statement to make. He quoted a letter of May 12, 1961

from Mr. M. George Bissell, then Secretary of the State

Planning Board, indicating that "there shall be no premium

furniture" for the Noble H. Getchell Library. He reviewed

the actions and discussions that had previously taken place

in connection with the Library furniture and quoted Nevada

Revised Statutes concerning his duties and responsibilities.

His main points on the lounge furniture were that:

(1) No detailed specifications were given.

(2) Complete samples of Herman Miller were not made

available by the company.

(3) Herman Miller is a restrictive line (a "Cadillac


(4) After considerable study, he had come to the

decision that the Robert Johns line would meet

the University's needs at a considerable lower

purchase cost.

His main point on the wood (technical) furniture was that

the California testing laboratory found the samples es-

sentially equivalent.

Dr. Anderson pointed out that the University was concerned

about aesthetic qualities, longevity of service, and other

aspects, in addition to original purchase price.

Mr. Rogers stated that it was his understanding that samples

were to be provided for review and a final decision BEFORE

deliveries were made, but that complete orders already had

been delivered. Mr. Brooks agreed that this had been the

understanding. Mr. Rogers also expressed his concern that

the finish and construction of the wood (technical) furni-

ture did not appear to be equal.

Mr. Hancock said that he had asked Mr. Drieth of the Cali-

fornia testing laboratory if he considered Mid-Century

equivalent to Remington Rand in wood (technical) furniture

and that Mr. Drieth said he did "except for some manufactur-

ing gimmicks".

Mr. Whalen stated that he had talked to Dr. Drieth before

he had analyzed the items, and he then had said he had no

experience with library wood (technical) furniture.

Mr. Heron pointed out that there is pigment in the finish

that darkens the wood and that this is a very thin coat and

might show up easily if scratched or otherwise marred.

Mr. Fitz said that the Legislative Act charges the State

Purchasing Agent with making what amounts to a subjective

decision and that, of course, subjective decisions are apt

to vary. His personal opinion was that structurally the

Remington Rand pieces were superior to Mid-Century and that

the Herman Miller pieces were superior to Robert Johns.

However, in his mind, the substantial price differential

would offset the quality differential.

Dr. Lombardi stated that the University's experience with

Remington Rand for more than 20 years had been very good.

Dr. Anderson expressed the opinion that the University

should accept the Mid-Century line of wood (technical)

furniture if the company would guarantee the furniture.

Mr. Armanko was called in, and he stated that if anything

went wrong in a three year period the company would replace

the items.

Mr. Arnold moved, Dr. Lombardi seconded, that the wood

(technical) furniture and wood shelving, as recommended by

the State Purchasing Agent be accepted. Motion passed.

The Committee also went on record to the effect that the

Gunlocke chairs were acceptable.

Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Arnold seconded, that the Herman

Miller line rather than the Robert Johns line be accepted

for all lounge furniture (except the Gunlocke chairs). It

was pointed out that the California testing laboratory had

found that the Robert Johns furniture did not meet speci-

fications. Dr. Anderson reported that several absent

Regents had declared themselves in support of this position.

Motion passed. Mr. Brooks indicated that he thought this

decision could be implemented.

Further study is to be made of the executive desk and the

storage shell before action is taken. These must be match-

ing items of high qualify because they are to be located in

the Special Collections Room. Members of the Committee are

to look at samples in the warehouse and come to a decision

by telephone.

Bidding Procedure:

Mr. Hancock suggested that, in order to avoid problems in

the future, the University, the State Planning Board, and

the State Purchasing Agent should agree to acceptable lines

prior to bidding and that no other bidders should be ac-

cepted unless they submitted their specifications prior to

bidding and all three parties had agreed that their stand-

ards were comparable. This suggestion is to be taken under

study by the Board of Regents.

/s/ Kenneth E. Young

Acting Secretary

Building Committee Meeting, April 27, 1962:

President Armstrong discussed the minutes as follows:


April 27, 1962

The meeting was held in the President's Office and was

called to order at 2:20 P.M.

Present: Regents Grant, Magee, Germain, Elwell, Lombardi,

Arnold, Hug; President Armstrong, Engineer Rogers, Vice

President Young, Business Manager Humphrey, and Mr. Hollett

of the Engineer's Office.

Absent: Dr. Anderson

Mr. Grant presided in the absence of Chairman Fred Anderson.

Proposed Plaque for Engineering Mines Building: The Commit-

tee discussed a proposal by De Longchamps & O'Brien and

Alegre & Harrison that a metal plaque be installed in the

Engineering-Mines building. The Northern Executive Commit-

tee of the State Planning Board had indicated that it did

not favor the installation of such a plaque but that it

would not object if the Board of Regents desire it.

Motion was made and seconded that the University accept the

plaque with a reduction in size to 24 inch width and ac-

cepting the deletions made by the State Planning Board, ex-

cept that the Governor's name should be restored. Motion


Exterior Mural for Las Vegas Library: The Committee dis-

cussed a recommendation from the State Planning Board that

Kramer & Stone be awarded a commission to carry out an

exterior mural for the new Library on the Las Vegas Campus.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, that the

State Planning Board recommendation be accepted. Motion


Estates: President Armstrong reported to the Committee that

the residue of the E. J. Questa estate, left to the Univer-

sity, includes the Questa residence in Reno. There is a

question as to whether the residence should be sold as part

of the settlement of the estate or accepted by the Univer-

sity. Hamilton and Marion Mc Caughey of Reno have offered

to purchase the home for $65,000. The President also re-

ported that the Mrs. Lucy Grimes Burton estate, left to the

University, includes the Burton residence in Fallon. The

same question pertains.

The Committee recommended that the matter be referred to Mr.

John Porter, the University's Legal Counsel, for his advice.

Property for Sale: President Armstrong read a letter from

Key Realty, offering to sell to the University for $52,500

a residence at 925 North Virginia Street.

The Committee directed the President to write Kay Realty,

informing that agency that the University at the present has

no funds available for such a purchase.

Trinity Church Property: President Armstrong read a letter

from Mr. Julius Bergen, proposing that the Trinity Church

exchange 17.4 acres of property (valued at $3500 an acre)

for 8.12 acres of Las Vegas Campus property (valued at $7500

an acre). Mr. Bergen also proposed, as an alternative, that

an attempt be made to have Flood Control authorities move

the alignment of the drainage ditch so that there would be

approximately eight acres of land between the ditch and

Flamingo Road.

The President and his staff were directed to continue dis-

cussions with Mr. Bergen relative to the exchange of proper-

ties. The failure of the flood control bond issue negates

Mr. Bergen's second proposal.

President Armstrong read another letter dated April 24, 1962

from Mr. Bergen, requesting the University's reaction to the

proposed sewer easement. The letter stated:

"I am sure you were advised that the $6,000 flood

control bond issue was defeated at Las Vegas by a 2-1

margin, as reported in the Press on April 12th. Per-

haps this development will also come up for consider-

ation by the Regents and have a bearing on their

thinking in connection with both Trinity's exchange

offer and the sewer alignment.

"Awaiting your advices after the meeting of the


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

Bergen be advised that the proposed routing of the sewer

easement is satisfactory to the University. Motion passed.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, that the

easement proposal, as requested by Clark County Sanitation

District No. 1, be granted, with the University Administra-

tion directed to work out any complications that might be

caused by the lease to the Radiological Laboratory. Motion


Library Furniture: The Committee discussed the remaining

item of furniture that has not been accepted for the Noble

H. Getchell Libary -- the desk and shell unit for the

Special Collections room. The low bid sample has been

viewed by several members of the Committee, and they re-

ported that they felt it was an inferior product.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Arnold, that the

Committee go on record that the proposed desk and shell

unit is not acceptable to the University. Motion passed.

Catholic Church Property: The Committee received the fol-

lowing report from Mr. Humphrey representing the thinking

of the Business Manager, the University Engineer, and the

Executive Vice Prsident concerning the problem of acquiring

the Roman Catholic Church property adjacent to the Reno


RE: Recommendation Concerning Roman Catholic Church

Property on North Virginia

The Roman Catholic Church has offered to sell to the Univer-

sity the cemetery area, the church building, school and

house all adjacent to North Virginia Street, for the total

price of $650,000. Church authorities have stated that

they will not sell the cemetery unless the buildings named

are also sold.

The following schedule of payments is acceptable to Church


$120,000 June 15, 1962. Church begins removal

of graves.

98,000 December 15, 1962 (est). Upon comple-

tion of grave removal.

162,000 March 15, 1963 (est). University takes

possession of cleared cemetery area.


$380,000 Sub-Total

270,000 June, 1964 (est), but not later than

July 1, 1968, upon vacation of premises

of church building, school and house.


$650,000 Total

The University has immediate need for additional Dormitory

housing. The preliminary recommendations of Skidmore,

Owings & Merrill in developing a Master Plan for the Campus

indicate approval of the entire area between North Virginia

and North Sierra and between Ninth Street and College Drive

for University housing. The cemetery area could be used for

four Dormitories, each housing at least 300 persons, and a

Dining Commons. Chapter 282, 1961 Statutes, authorizes the

issuance of H. H. F. A. revenue certificates, not to exceed

$2,400,000. This would be sufficient to buy the cemetery

land and construct two 300 occupancy Dormitories. If the

property were acquired according to the above time schedule

construction of one Dormitory could begin in early 1963 and

and second in 1964.

By the time the church and school are available the Univer-

sity will have urgent need for faculty offices and offices

for the staff of the Dean of Statewide Services. The school

could be used for offices or, if needed, as classrooms. The

church building could be used for offices, classes and con-

ferences without major remodeling at present, but without

much efficiency. The house and adjacent garage and cottage

should be removed and the area used for parking.

If the Board of Regents wished to proceed prior to January,

1963, the funding possibilities would be as follows:

The cost of the cemetery, estimated at between $300,000

and $350,000, could be paid from the interim financing

loan for the H. H. F. A. project and eventually placed

against the revenue certificates.

The Board of Regents would be obliged to encumber the

difference ($300,000 plus) from some other source.

The only unencumbered fund at this time is the balance

of the proceeds from the sale of the Ladino Dairy

($282,500 plus interest) which is being paid to the

University at a rate of $47,500, plus interest, each

year. It is assumed that the Board would not wish to

meet this obligation from these funds unless all other

possibilities failed. The other possibilities would

be: (a) direct appropriation by the 1963 session of

the Legislature; (b) Urban Renewal participation; or

(c) a bank loan for approximately five years to be

repaid from whatever sources the Board could legally

make available.

It should be noted here that although there is apparently

no formal obligation for the use of the proceeds of the

Ladino Dairy sale, Dean Adams considered this money pledged

for the improvement of University farms.


The Board of Regents make a formal offer to the Roman

Catholic Church to purchase the cemetery area for the

appraised value of $300,000. If this is not accept-

able a maximum of $350,000 should be offered.

Prior to July, 1962, the proposed use of the church

and school be further reviewed and definite use of

the facilities be determined. If this review justi-

fies the purchase of this property the Board of Regents

should place the request high on the priority list for

submission to the State Planning Board for funding by

State appropriation.

If the Roman Catholic Church declines to sell the

cemetery area on this basis, the Board of Regents

should take no further action except to place the

entire purchase on the priority list for funding by

State appropriation.

Vice President Young and Engineer Rogers concur in this


/s/ Neil D. Humphrey

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, that the

recommendations be accepted and that the President and his

staff be authorized to make a formal offer to the Church

to purchase the cemetery area for $300,000. If this is not

acceptable, a maximum of $350,000 should be offered. A

small option on the remainder of the property should be ne-

gotiated. Motion passed.

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

President and his staff be authorized to take whatever steps

are necessary leading to the eventual acquisition of the

remaining Church property through State appropriation. Mo-

tion passed.

Atmospherium: Mr. Rogers presented final plans for the


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

Committee approve the final plans for submission to the

Board. Motion passed.

Social Science Building: At its last meeting, the Board of

Regents directed that a study be made concerning the loca-

tion of the Social Science building. Mr. Rogers reported

on the results of his study, and recommended that the build-

ing be located, as originally planned, on site of Stewart

Hall and the Journalism building.

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

Committee recommend to the Board that the Social Science

building be located as suggested by the Office of the Uni-

versity Engineer and the Campus Development Committee --

on the site of Stewart Hall and the Journalism building.

Motion passed.

Master Plan: Mr. Hollett presented an analysis of the

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Master Plan and a revision of it

developed in the University Engineer's Office. The revision

included the following recommendations:

a. Locate Administration at main entry south of 9th


b. Locate Social Science on the old Stewart Hall-

Journalism site allowing for future expansion

into Ross Hall.

c. Locate Physical Science on the old Electrical

Engineering-Mechanical Engineering site and re-

model Mackay Science for Physics, design to allow

for future expansion for Chemistry and Physics

within these two buildings.

d. After the Stadium has been relocated, design

facilities for Library expansion, Humanities and

Fine Arts expansion, forming on amphitheater/

forum and creating a Fine Arts, Library and Girls'

Physical Education court to the east. This allows

us to retain Clark Field undisturbed for approxi-

mately 10 years.

e. Span the narrows of the draw with a new School of

Business building incorporating a wide balcony-walk

on the southern exposure.

f. Plan a new School of Education directly north of

the Fine Arts building.

The second plan has been reviewed and approved by the Campus

Development Committee, with minor revisions suggested.

No formal action was taken, but the President and his staff

were directed to continue working with Skidmore, Owings &

Merrill in an effort to bring Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's

plan more into conformity with the plan approved by the

Campus Development Committee.

The Committee also went on record as emphasizing the impor-

tance of obtaining advance planning money to determine a

specific new location for Mackay Stadium, to estimate the

cost of relocating it, and to work out a timetable for the


/s/ Kenneth E. Young

Acting Secretary

Referring to the action of the Committee on April 27, con-

cerning Library Furniture,

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

unanimously that the action of the Committee be ratified

and that a conference be arranged with Mr. Brooks concern-

ing the furniture.

Dr. Anderson discussed a suggestion made by Mr. Hancock of

the Planning Board that, in order to avoid such problems

in the future, members of the University Administration,

the Planning Board, and the Purchasing Agent agree as to

what lines of furniture would be acceptable to the Univer-

sity prior to bidding. Mr. Porter called the attention to

the fact that even though such conferences are held and such

agreement reached, no firm could be excluded from bidding.

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

unanimously that the Administration be authorized to ex-

plore the feasibility of the above procedure, and if it

appears to be in order, that the procedure be followed.

President Armstrong read a letter from Mr. Humphrey, repre-

senting a study by Mr. Rogers, Dr. Young and Mr. Humphrey

regarding purchase of Roman Catholic Church Property on

North Virginia Street. He also discussed the item from the

minutes of the Building Committee of April 27.

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

unanimously that the Board approve the minutes of the Build-

ing Committee meetings and the recommendations contained


6. Building Program Progress Report

Mr. Rogers reported informally as follows:

Las Vegas Campus: Utilities project complete; Library pro-

gressing on schedule; Master Plan presented to Contact

Committee and Nevada Southern Campus Development Committee

on April 16, 1962.

Reno Campus: Heat Lines Extension, Life Science Addition,

and Women's Dormitory progressing with improved weather

conditions but all are behind schedule; Clark Administration

building remodeling started on April 16, 1962, and progress-

ing well; Scrugham Engineering-Mines building progressing

well, Mines Wing should be completed in September; Getchell

Library to be inspected by the architect next week; Jot

Travis Addition plans will be complete about May 1, 1962.

7. Bid Opening

A meeting to open bids was held in Dean Carlson's Office,

Frazier Hall, Nevada Southern Campus, at 2:00 P.M., Friday,

April 6, 1962. Present were Dean William D. Carlson, Mrs.

Fellman of the Dean's Office, and members of the bidding

firms. Bid notice had duly appeared in the Las Vegas Sun


Bids were received and opened by Dean Carlson as follows:

Wells Cargo, Inc. - accompanied by bid bond

Base Bid, Lot A $4,800

Base Bid, Lot B 2,700

Total $7,500

Ideal Asphalt Paving Co., Inc. - accompanied by bid bond

Base Bid, Lot A $3,800

Base Bid, Lot B 2,087

Total $5,887

Las Vegas Paving Corporation - accompanied by bid bond

Base Bid, Lot A $3,818

Base Bid, Lot B 2,874

Total $6,692

It is recommended that the bid of Ideal Asphalt Paving Co.,

Inc., in the total amount of $5,887 be accepted, and a con-

tract be drawn to accomplish this work. This bid is within

the estimate prepared by the University Engineer's Office,

and the Southern Regional Division Building and Grounds

Repairs Budget, Account Number 01-9050-39.

Respectfully submitted

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer


/s/ Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President

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

unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of the

bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.

8. Renaming Center Street

Dr. Armstrong read a letter from the City Manager dated

March 5, 1962 informing the President that "the City Council

at their February 12, 1962 meeting reviewed a letter from

the Fire Chief relating to the changing of the name of

Center Street.

"In his letter the Fire Chief advised the Council that the

changing of Center Street to University Avenue would cause

confusion to the Fire Department in mistaking University

Avenue and University Terrace.

"Previous to this the name change was to become effective

on March 1. However, following the review of this letter

the Council reversed its decision and cancelled the order

to the name change."

9. Housing and Home Finance Agency Resolution

President Armstrong proposed a resolution providing for pub-

lic sale of University of Nevada Housing Revenue Certifi-

cates of 1959, covering construction of a Men's Dormitory,

a Women's Dormitory, housing for married students and facul-

ty, and Dining Hall. Mr. Porter had reviewed the Resolution

prepared by Dawson, Sherman, Nagel and Howard and declared

it was ready for adoption. The Resolution was read individ-

ually by the members of the Board. The point was made that

the University has not as yet received word from Housing and

Home Finance Agency that the Resolution has been approved by

that agency.

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

unanimously by roll call vote that the Resolution, No. 62-3,

be adopted and that the Chairman be authorized to sign on

behalf of the Board, pending approval by HHFA. (See pages

206-241 for Resolution #62-3.)

10. Fish and Game Lease

President Armstrong had received a request from Mrs. Lynn

Darney, Reno, to review the minutes of the Board of Regents

pertaining to the lease with the Fish and Game Commission,

and also the lease itself. The request was granted, and

following her visit to the Office for this purpose she re-

quested copies of the minutes and the lease. Mrs. Darney

stated in her written request, "I am the heir and great

granddaughter of the late Enoch Morrill, and writing in

behalf of Mabel Holcomb, heir and only surviving child of

Enoch Morrill". President Armstrong asked the Board for

instructions. Mr. Porter's opinion was that the material

could be supplied at her expense, and this phase of the

matter was discussed.

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

unanimously that copies of the excerpts from the minutes

of the meeting of the Board of Regents dated September 10,

1960 and October 29, 1960, which pertain to the agreement

with the Fish and Game Commission, and copy of the negotiat-

ed lease be made available to Mrs. Darney at no cost to her.

11. Course Fee, Armed Forces

President Armstrong read a letter dated April 5, 1962 from

Dean Drury of Statewide Services, stating as follows:

"For the past two years with the course fee at $11.00 per

credit hour, the amount charged the USAFI student has been

$3.50 plus the usual stationery and handling fee of $1.00

per credit hour. As the course fee will be changed to

$15.00 effective September 1, 1962, we recommend that the

rate be changed to $4.50 plus the usual handling fee of

$1.00 per credit hour.

"Further we recommend that the rate for the correcting of

lessons paid by the USAFI be changed to $1.10 from the 85

cents, which has been charged for the past two fiscal

years. At the present we are reimbursing the instructor

of a course at 75-85 cents depending upon the time lapse

in his correcting the assignment to $1.00-$1.10 effective

September 1, 1962".

President Armstrong recommended approval.

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

unanimously that the above fee charges for United States

Armed Forces personnel be approved.

12. Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan Awards

Mr. Arnold, Chairman of the Regents' Committee, reported on

the meeting held on April 27, 1962 at which time the follow-

ing recommendations were agreed upon for presentation to the


For Honorary Degrees:

Reverend John T. Ledger, Doctor of Divinity

Postmaster General J. Edward Day, Doctor of Laws

For Distinguished Nevadan Awards:

Mrs. Clara Beatty

Mr. H. H. (Harry) Cazier

Mr. K. O. Knudson

Professor Emeritus Vincent Gianella

Mr. John Mueller

The Committee took note of its action to nominate five in-

dividuals for Distinguished Nevadan Awards even though

previously the Regents had indicated a desire to keep the

number to three, and explained that it took the stand that

the previous action was intended as a guide, and not binding


Dr. Anderson discussed his proposal that two books be main-

tained in the University Library, one for a record of Hon-

orary Degree recipients and one for Distinguished Nevadan

Award recipients, as part of the permanent archives of the

Library, which would include citations, photographs, and

biographical material.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously that the individuals nominated be approved, the

limitations previously set by the Regents as to numbers be

considered as a guide only, and that the permanent records

of recipients of Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan

Awards be maintained.

Subsequently, by telephone poll of the Board, the name of

Fred H. Settelmeyer was approved for a Distinguished Nevadan

Award at Commencement, 1962.

13. Personnel Recommendations

President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

personnel recommendations:


Appointments as follows:

Jack Knoll as Assistant Professor of Biology (rank dependent

upon receipt of Ph. D. degree by September 1, 1962) at a

salary of $6800 for academic year 1962-63 (new position).

Judith Ann Fey as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a salary

of $2000 for the academic year 1962-63 (replacement for

Eugene Fuller).

Harold Richard Holbo as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a

salary of $2000 for the academic year 1962-63 (replacement

for Emily Mc Pherson).

Darrell D. Bennett as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a

salary of $2000 for academic year 1962-63 (new position).

Sandra O'Delle Sites as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a

salary of $2000 for academic year 1962-63 (new position).

John Brockway Rogan as Associate Professor of Chemistry at a

salary of $8000 for academic year 1962-63 (new position).

Robert Dean Harvey as Assistant Professor of English (rank

dependent upon receipt of Ph. D. degree by September 1,

1962) at a salary of $6700 for the academic year 1962-63

(new position).

James Warren Hulse as Assistant Professor of History and

Political Science at a salary of $6500 for the academic

year 1962-63 (new position).

Mary Ellen Glass as Graduate Assistant in History and

Political Science at a salary of $2000 for the academic

year 1962-63 (replacement for Robert Strode).

Chiu-Shan Chen as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a salary

of $2000 for the academic year 1962-63 (replacement for

Mitchel Bloom).

Dick Henry Holze as Graduate Research Fellow in Physics at

a salary of $2400 for the academic year 1962-63 (to be paid

from Research Corporation).

Reappointment as follows:

Gerald A. Kitzman as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a

salary of $2000 for the academic year 1962-63.

Leave of Absence as follows:

James S. Robert, Associate Professor of History and Politi-

cal Science, for two years, without pay, for the academic

years 1962-63 and 1963-64 in order to participate in a

program to develop and improve training programs for public

employees in Pakistan.


Appointment as follows:

Donald G. Potter as Associate Director and Assistant Profes-

sor of Audio-Visual Communications, at a salary rate of

$10,000 based on twelve months' service, effective August

20, 1962 (new position).


Appointment as follows:

Michael John Klein as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau of

Business and Economic Research at a salary of $2000 for the

academic year 1962-63 (replacement for Michael Mc Kinnon).


Appointment as follows:

George D. Scudder as Research Associate at a salary rate of

$8000 based on twelve months' service, from April 1, 1962

to August 31, 1962 (salary to be paid from Shoal Project).


Walter Van Tilburg Clark as Writer in Residence for a period

of eighteen months beginning July 1, 1962 at a total compen-

sation of $20,000. In this capacity, Mr. Clark will write

a book-length manuscript based on the historical diaries

of Alfred Doten. The book itself is projected for publi-

cation under the imprint of the University of Nevada Press

in 1964, the State's Centennial Year (special appointment).


Appointments as follows:

161 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semester 1962, 66

members of the 1962 Summer session.


Appointments as follows:

Sheila Mc Murray as Associate Humanities Librarian, Rank I,

at a salary of $6600 for twelve months' service effective

June 1, 1962 and for academic year 1962-63 (new position).

Diane Janet Woolery as Technical Assistant, Acquisitions,

at a salary rate of $4500 based on twelve months' service,

effective March 15, 1962 (replacement for Mildred L. Rook).


Appointments as follows:

Glenn M. Butterfield as Lecturer in English at a salary of

$375 for the Spring semester 1962 (replacement for Pat


Chester Lavaughn Landaker as Lecturer in Mathematics at a

salary of $6250 for the academic year 1962-63 (replacement

for Lloyd Nietling).

Charles Harvey Sheldon as Instructor in Political Science

at a salary of $6200 for the academic year 1962-63 (new


7 Supervising Teachers for the Spring semester 1962.

1 Lecturer in the Professional Accounting Seminar, Spring

semester 1962. 6 staff members in the Real Estate Basic

Seminar, Spring semester 1962.

Leave of Absence as follows:

Celesta A. Lowe, Library Technician, for 20 days, without

pay, (in addition to 14 days accumulated leave time) from

June 18, 1962 through August 3, 1962, in order to make a

trip to Latin America.


Appointments as follows:

13 staff members for the Summer Language Institute, 1962.


Appointment as follows:

Charles A. Dromiack as Editorial Assistant in News Service

at a salary rate of $7200 based on twelve months' service,

effective March 8, 1962 (replacement for Beryl Anderson).


Appointments as follows:

42 Lecturers in the Evening Division, Spring semester 1962.

22 Lecturers in National Defense Educational Act Program,

Spring semester 1962.

16 Lecturers in the Off-Campus Program, Spring semester



Leave of Absence as follows:

Jerry Wulk, Dean of Men, without pay, from September 1, 1962

to June 30, 1962, so that he may accept a Post-Doctoral

Fellowship in the Center for the Study of Higher Education

at the University of Michigan.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-

mously that the personnel recommendations be approved.

14. Association of Governing Boards

The meeting and "School for Regents" held in San Francisco

March 19-21 was attended by Regents Magee, Lombardi and


Mrs. Magee reported on the Committee on University in World

Affairs and as a Regional Director. She spoke of the high

caliber of the speakers at the "School for Regents" - Dr.

Kroepsch, Director of the Western Interstate Commission for

Higher Education, Dr. Wert, who is Vice Provost of Stanford

University, Dr. Gibson of the Stanford Research Institute,

and Dr. Adams who was former head of the American Council

on Education.

Dr. Lombardi reported on the group discussions which were

very helpful. Governor Brown of California was the main

speaker at the banquet and presented the Master Plan of

education in California, including budget figures which

were most impressive.

Mrs. Magee told of a plan by the Association to issue a

brochure setting forth the offerings of the member Univer-

sities and their outstanding features, at no cost to the


15. National Conference of University Attorneys

Mr. Porter, as Legal Adviser to the Board of Regents, re-

ceived notice of the annual meeting of the National Confer-

ence of University Attorneys to be held June 17-20 in

Evanston, Illinois. He suggested that in addition to him-

self, that Regent Hug represent the Regents at the meeting.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried with

Regent Hug passing his vote, and all other Regents voting

"aye", that Mr. Porter and Mr. Hug be authorized to attend

the meeting as official representatives of the Board.

16. Procedure Governing Class "A" Actions

President Armstrong presented with his recommendation pro-

posals modifying the existing Code, to become effective

immediately, as follows:

1. Class A actions as determined by the University Council

shall be submitted in writing to all University Faculty


2. At the time the Class A action is submitted to the Fac-

ulty the Council shall specify a time limit within which

changes may be proposed.

3. Faculty members submitting proposed changes, must do so

in writing to the Chairman of the Council within the

specified time limit.

4. Proposed changes shall be submitted for consideration by

the Chairman of the Council to the Executive Board. If

the Executive Board feels any of such changes should be

considered, it shall then submit them to the University

Council at its next meeting. Otherwise it shall submit

the original proposal for secret mail ballot to the

University Faculty.

5. When Class A actions are submitted for discussion of the

Faculty at a Faculty meeting, they shall not be subject

to amendment from the floor.

The University Council has approved the changes and they

were discussed at a meeting of the University Faculty on

March 22, 1962. They were then submitted to the University

Faculty for mail ballot. The votes were counted by Dr.

Edward Vietti, Secretary to the Faculty, and Dr. J. Patrick

Kelly, Chairman of the University Council. Vote was as


Approved 213

Disapproved 30

Abstained 1


Total 244

Number of Ballots Mailed 358

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

unanimously that the Procedure Governing Class "A" Actions

be approved, and that the Code be amended accordingly.

17. Committee Assignments

Chairman Grant made the following committee assignments for

the members of the Board:

(see insert)

Dr. Anderson expressed the thought that the entire committee

set-up of the Regents might well be given further study to

see if they are needed, if they are effective, and if their

functions should be defined.

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

unanimously that no change be made in the committee struc-

ture or committee assignments at this time, pending recom-

mendation of the By-Laws Committee.

Chairman Grant added Mr. Hug to the Committee on Foreign


18. Regents' Committee on By-Laws and Regulations

Final draft of the report by Cresap, Mc Cormick and Paget

was recently received by the Committee and is now under

study. Certain suggestions and comments in the report indi-

cate that it may be necessary for the Committee to have

further professional research done on organizational pro-

cedures and related matters. The Committee requested the

Board to authorize the President to obtain such professional

assistance as may be needed so that the Committee may make

final recommendations to the Board in the near future.

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

unanimously by roll call vote that the President be auth-

orized to have a study made concerning the functions and

powers of this Board and how they may properly and more

effectively be exercised in the administration of the Uni-


19. Graduate Program

President Armstrong presented two items, and recommended


a) Recommendation by Academic Committee at meeting held on

April 17, 1962, transmitting with its approval a recom-

mendation of the Graduate Committee as subsequently

amended and approved by the University Council as fol-


Applicants who do not wish to meet the requirements

for admission to graduate standing and/or graduate

candidacy or are not eligible to pursue work towards

an advanced degree, or applicants who wish to take

only a limited amount of graduate work may, upon

presentation of proof (transcripts) that they hold

the baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-

year College or University, register as graduate

special students.

Registration in this category may be for graduate

credit. However, no work successfully completed

while in this category may be used towards an ad-

vanced degree at the University of Nevada.

b) Recommendation by Academic Committee at meeting held on

April 17, 1962, transmitting with its approval a recom-

mendation of the Graduate Committee subsequently ap-

proved by the University Council, as follows:

Any student, who as a non-candidate, successfully

completed graduate work prior to September, 1961,

and who cannot meet the present admission require-

ments, shall be admitted to graduate standing. It

should be clearly understood that such admission

to graduate standing does not imply admission to

graduate candidacy.

President Armstrong discussed the recommendations -- that

the first is a transition action, pending development of a

program for public school teachers which will lead to a

certificate rather than a degree.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-

mously that the recommendations above (a) and (b) be approv-

ed, effective immediately.

20. Fees for Statewide Services, Summer Sessions and Non-Matric-

ulated Students

President Armstrong presented the statement concerning the

application of fee and tuition charges for Statewide Serv-

ices and for Summer sessions, as recommended by the Academic

Committee, and approved by Mr. John Porter, Chief Deputy

Attorney General.

1. Fees charged for course offerings of Statewide

Services and Summer sessions should be the same as

those charged RESIDENT non-matriculated students

in the University's regular academic program; spe-

cifically, $11 per credit hour at the present time;

$15 per credit hour for undergraduate students and

$16 per credit hour for graduate students, effective

with the Fall semester, 1962. No attempt should be

made to assess a tuition charge.

President Armstrong recommended approval, and pointed out

that it is within the structure approved by the Board in


Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously that the recommendation be approved, effective Fall

semester, 1962.

21. Staff Waiver of Tuition and Fee Charges

President Armstrong presented a proposal covering fringe

benefits for the faculty and staff in relation to waiver of

fees and tuition charges as approved by the Office of the

Attorney General.

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

unanimously that the recommendation be approved, effective

with the beginning of the Fall semester, 1962.

Dr. Anderson inquired of Mr. Porter if this action is in any

way discriminatory, and the opinion was that it is not. In

the case of faculty members, the waiver would be a part of

the contract for service to the University. The rule re-

garding Military personnel is based on the fact that resi-

dency of the child takes the residency of the parents, which

remains the place of residence at the time of entry into

service, and therefore cannot be acquired by change of Mili-

tary assignment, and that the Regents have the authority to

waive the out-of-state tuition to this group as a reasonable

service to the nation.

After further general discussion, the motion was approved

unanimously, with certain amendments, as follows:

I. Tuition and fee charges can be waived for full-time

staff members and Graduate Assistants who wish to take

courses at the University, under the following condi-


A. Staff Members

1. Professional staff members who are full-time

employees of the University may receive a

waiver of tuition and the registration fee

(but not special fees, where applicable).

This applies only to professional staff mem-

bers who are on the University payroll or

whose full-time appointments are approved by

the University. A person must continue as a

full-time employee during the entire period

of his enrollment in courses in order to qual-

ify for this privilege.

2. Professional staff members as defined in #1

above will be restricted to a maximum regis-

tration of six credits (including audit, non-

credit, or similar arrangements) and in any

case can take no more than two courses. No

exceptions will be allowed.

3. Professional staff members desiring to regis-

ter for University courses must have the ap-

proval of their Dean of College or Head of

Division and the President (or his delegated


4. Only under exceptional circumstances, for the

good of the University and in the nature of

in-service training, can classified and tech-

nical employees be allowed to take courses with

a waiver of tuition and the registration fee

(but not special fees where applicable). If

classes are to be taken during working hours,

specific arrangements for making up work-time

missed by classified and technical employees

must be indicated on the application form.

Approval must be obtained in the same manner

as for professional staff members.

5. On the Reno Campus, application forms are

available in the Office of the Executive Vice

President and must be completed and submitted

to the Business Office as part of the regis-

tration procedure. On the Las Vegas Campus,

application forms are available in the Office

of the Dean.

B. Graduate Assistants

1. Graduate Assistants, Graduate Fellows, and

Curator Assistants will receive a waiver of

tuition and the registration fee (but not

special fees, where applicable) if their con-

tracts specify such waiver as part of their


2. The granting of waiver of tuition and fees

does not automatically entitle the recipient

to other University privileges, such as fac-

ulty status.

II. Others

No tuition is charged legal residents of the State of

Nevada. Non-residents must pay tuition as specified,

except as exempted above or where legislation provides

otherwise (see NRS 346.540).

As an additional fringe benefit, the registration fee (but

not non-resident tuition, or ASUN, Student Union, Health,

Insurance or special fees) may be waived for spouses and

children of full-time professional staff members only.

There is no restriction on the number of credits involved,

for this purpose. Application must be made in the same

manner as specified for staff members.

In accordance with a previous ruling of the Office of the

Attorney General, spouses and children of full-time profes-

sional staff members must be residents of the State of

Nevada for a period of six months before they can be ex-

empted from non-resident tuition charges. Such residence

may however, be acquired while in attendance at the Univer-


Children of Military personnel who are on active duty in

Nevada, if such children themselves have been physically

present in Nevada for six months or more prior to matricu-

lation in the University, will not be charged non-resident


22. Social Fees, Residence Halls

The Office of Student Affairs had requested permission to

add the now voluntary social fee of $5 to the Residence

Hall contract and thereby make it compulsory for all resi-

dents. The proposal included that the Dean of Men and the

Dean of Women have received specific requests from each Hall

Association to have their dues collected with the contracts.

These dues pay for social and sports activities, magazines

and newspapers, an Association President's room, and miscel-

laneous activities and expenses. The request was discussed

and Mr. Porte advised further study and consideration, since

this procedure would be construed as coercion on the part of

the University and an invasion of the rights of the individ-

ual students.

Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-

mously that the request not be granted.

23. Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

At the last meeting of the Board, the Administration was

asked to review the procedure for granting waivers, partic-

ularly as to foreign students. President Armstrong discuss-

ed proposals submitted by the Faculty Scholarship and Prizes

Committee and the Academic Committee. President Armstrong

also read the report from Dr. Young on special help for out-

of-state students and recommended approval of the following

policy for awarding out-of-state awards:

The out-of-state tuition waivers are to be allocated

to worthy and deserving students as follows:

1) 15% of the total for foreign students

2) 70 waivers reserved for students who contribute to

University programs in activities

3) The balance for oustanding scholarship attainment

Any unused awards in (1) and (2) shall be assigned to cate-

gory (3).

The awards are to be administered by the Faculty Committee

on Scholarships as follows:

All recipients of Out-of-State Tuition Awards will be

required to maintain an overall grade point average of

2.00. Moreover, in receiving a mid-year renewal of an

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver each recipient so approved

will be required to show a minimum grade point average

of 2.00 for the Fall semester regardless of overall

grade point average.

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

unanimously that the recommendations above for awarding

out-of-state tuition waivers be approved.

The meeting recessed at 11:50 A.M. so that the Regents might

attend the Mackay Day luncheon. The meeting was called to order

at 1:30 P.M. by Chairman Grant.

24. Library Operations

President Armstrong read and discussed the report and recom-

mendations of the Library Sub-Committee of the Academic

Committee submitted under date of March 16, 1962. This

Committee was appointed following action by the Board of

Regents on July 30, 1960, to establish a centralized

Library Program in the new Library. At the same time the

Board instructed the President to study the matter further

and to make recommendations to the Board.

Two outside experts were retained to visit the Campus, make

a study and submit recommendations. Also the Academic Com-

mittee appointed a Sub-Committee which has studied this

problem for a year and developed a comprehensive report.

The report, here submitted, was approved by the Academic

Committee and by the University Council.

Dr. Armstrong pointed out that this type of organization

will postpone the time when the Getchell Library will have

to be increased in size. He recommended approval of the

recommendations for immediate implementation.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried unani-

mously that the recommendations be approved as follows:

Recommendation I - All Library operations of the University

of Nevada should be the responsibility of the Director of

Libraries and administratively under the supervision of that


Recommendation II - When providing basic reference collec-

tions in divisional areas where justified, a decision should

be made in each individual case, based upon the following


A. Economy in salary and operational costs to the Univer-

sity as a whole including salaries of both Library and

non-Library staff.

B. Economical and efficient use of present and future

available space.

C. The volume of use in the materials in the basic refer-

ence collection, as compared with their volume of use

if they were not so grouped and located.

D. Geographical location with reference to the Central

Library building, the Department to be served, and

Laboratory and research facilities.

E. Effect upon main Library operations, including over-all

effectiveness, feasibility of separation in certain sub-

ject matter fields, and possible duplication of books.

F. Degree to which the basic reference collection will

minimize need for numerous small collections in the

subject matter field.

G. National academic accreditation requirements.

Recommendation III - Application of the above criteria

(recommendation II) indicates the following:

A. Humanities: Library materials should be housed entirely

in the Noble H. Getchell Library building, where both

administrative and physical facilities are ideal.

B. Social Sciences: Library materials, also, should be

housed in the main Library building.

C. Natural Sciences: Library materials should be housed

in the main Library building, except for basic refer-

ence collections as indicated below. Basic reference

collections now in operation or under construction in

three divisional areas should be maintained as: Life

Sciences Collection (College of Agriculture and the

Department of Biology), Mineral Industries Collection

(School of Mines), and Engineering Collection (College

of Engineering). A single basic Physical Sciences and

reference collection, incorporating Physics, Chemistry

and Mathematics, should be established when facilities

are available.

Recommendation IV - Basic reference collections should be

"working" collections consisting primarily of materials ex-

pected to receive regular use by faculty and students. An

approximate maximum size of such a collection would be

25,000 volumes, although no collection should automatically

be allowed to grow to this size. This maximum figure should

be reviewed regularly to determine its continued applica-


Recommendation V - The Director of Libraries should make

periodic evaluations of each basic reference collection.

If, at any time, it should be indicated that the basic ref-

erence collection is not justifiable in terms of the above

mentioned criteria (Recommendation II) the collection should

be placed in the main Library building, provided space is

available there.

Recommendation VI - A request for an additional basic refer-

ence collection should be addressed to the Director of Li-

braries. He should then make a careful evaluation of the

request based upon the criteria given above (Recommendation

II). After consultation with the University Library Commit-

tee he should forward his evaluation, with recommendation,

to the President. Upon approval by the President the basic

reference collection should then be established.

25. Library Funds

President Armstrong reported for the information of the

Board that after checking all likely charges against the

President's Reserve Fund for the rest of the fiscal year,

it was possible to allocate to the Library on the Reno

Campus $40,000 and to the Library on the Las Vegas Campus

$13,000 to be added to their budgets for purchase of books.

26. Financial Statement, July 1, 1961 through March 31, 1962

Copies of the report were distributed to the Regents, and

Mr. Humphrey discussed the report briefly, stating that

there were no major problems. He pointed out that since

July 1, 1961, a procedure has been developed for the invest-

ment of surplus operating capital which will earn the Uni-

versity approximately $24,000 during fiscal 1961-62.

27. Statement by the Regents Regarding University Financial


Dr. Anderson read and discussed a statement prepared prev-

iously by himself which expressed the Regents' confidence

in the President in the recent issue between the Legislative

Counsel Bureau and certain members of the Legislature and

the University Administration regarding budget procedures

and fiscal matters. The proposal was discussed and the

consensus was that it would be well to issue some such

statement. President Armstrong suggested that a special

committee be appointed to study the matter of University

regulations with the Legislature, and prepare a written

statement to be circulated to members of the Board and

acted upon at their pleasure.

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

unanimously that the Chairman of the Board be empowered to

appoint such a committee.

Chairman Grant appointed Dr. Anderson Chairman, Mr. Porter,

Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Hug, and Mr. Laxalt, as the Committee.

Dr. Anderson called a meeting in the President's Office

immediately following the adjournment of the meeting of

the Board, and invited any other members of the Board who

would like to attend to be there also.

28. Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board was set for Saturday, June 2,

1962, in Reno, to approve candidates for graduation. Formal

dedication ceremonies for the Getchell Library is scheduled

for 3:00 P.M. that afternoon

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.

A. C. Grant


Alice Terry