04/29/1912

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 29-30, 1912
 



04-29-1912
Volume OD - Pages 413-422

                         Reno, Nevada
                        April 29, 1912

The Regents met at their Office in Morrill Hall at 10 o'clock
April 29th, 1912.  The full Board and President Stubbs were
present.

The President read his report as follows:

To the Honorable
The Board of Regents
University of Nevada

Gentlemen:

I have called this meeting through the Chairman of the Board
of Regents because it seemed necessary to settle some questions
now, inasmuch as we were going to press with the annual register.

1.  Miss Armstrong, Assistant Librarian, has resigned her posi-
    tion to take effect the first of July, 1912.  I have accept-
    ed this resignation, conditioned upon your approval.

2.  The question of Mr. Brown's retirement at the close of this
    year is one that is causing a great deal of anxiety.  It
    has been suggested informally by some of the Regents that I
    suggest to him -- on account of his health -- that he retire,
    the Regents paying him a monthly salary of $125 and let him
    hold his present position in name only, namely Superintendent
    of Buildings.  There is no doubt that this, if it could be
    brought about, would be very beneficial to him and to the
    University.  His health is precarious and yet with great
    courage he goes about his duties in the University and has
    no idea of giving up.

    If we could bring this about without doing him harm, this
    is very desirable.  He has been a useful and trusted servant
    of the University for 21 years and is deserving of every con-
    sideration from the Board of Regents that can be given.  In
    case we can bring this about, then I presume that the Regents
    desire that I should get a man and his wife whose duties
    should be to take care of the Hall and the young men in it,
    and take care of the Dining Hall -- that is to purchase sup-
    plies and render an account of them to the Comptroller.

    That we should appoint a Head Janitor who should have super-
    vision of all the buildings just as Mr. Lynch has charge of
    the grounds.

Up to date 31 people have indicated their intention of coming to
the Summer School.  We have sent out letters not only to all of
the teachers in the Nevada schools but to the teachers in the
northern and western counties of California.  In a few cases
there has been some objection to furnishing their own bedding
and towels, and after reflection and inquiry, I have instructed
Miss Sissa that when anyone objects to say to that person that
the University will furnish bedding and towels during the Summer
School of $3 a person.  We can get the bedding at a price some-
where between $5.50 and $6 and we can afford to furnish those
beds for the few who will want everything furnished.

Standing Committee of the Academic Council

    Student Affairs for Men - Lewers, Brown, Palmer, Powers,
                              Applewhite

    Student Affairs for Women - Miss Bardenwerper, Mrs. Kaye,
                                Miss Day, Miss Lewers

    Athletics - Scrugham, Haseman, Applewhite

    Public Exercises - Doten, Layman, von Janinski

    Honors and Scholarships - Miss Wier, Hartman, Paine

    Pubic Health - Mack, Mrs. Kaye, Johnstone

    Delinquent Scholarship - Young, Frandsen, Miss Bardenwerper

    Military Affairs - Applewhite, Jones, Thompson

    Admission and Advanced Standing - Maxwell Adams, Ordahl,
                                      Miss de Laguna

    Registration - Frandsen, Young, Miss Bardenwerper

    Graduation and Theses - Hill, Kennedy, Watson

    Schedules and Examinations - Boardman, R. Adams, Thompson

    University Publications - Church, Hill, Watson

    Library - Layman, Kennedy, Wier, Church

    Appointment Committee - Hartman, Ordahl, Miss de Laguna

    Advisory Committee - Watson, R. Adams, Frandsen

Mrs. Twaddle, Secretary to the Director of the Station, has
taken up her work with the Director.  I made an arrangement with
her and the Comptroller that she should assist him 3 days in
the month at the time he was making up his bills and they both
said this was very satisfactory.  As I understand it, this is in
accord with the Resolution passed by the Board of Regents.

I recommend that the Business Office be kept open from 8 o'clock
until 12 and from 1 until 5.  After watching the business, I
find there is scarcely anyone who calls at the office between
12 and 1.  On Saturday I recommend that we should keep the
Business Office open from 8 until 1.

The Adams Fund for the last quarter of this year is $6436.30.
On the basis of the March payrolls and claims on this fund,
amounting to $1286.25, we would spend 3 times that, or $3858.75,
leaving a balance of $2577.55.

The Hatch Fund for the last quarter of this year is $4509.37.
The March payrolls and claims on this fund amount to $1197.64.
On this basis the expenses for the next 3 months would amount
to $3592.92, leaving us a balance at the end of the quarter of
$916.45.

I have sent forward to the Department at Washington the claims
that possibly may be disputed and I will have an answer from
them possibly within a week or more, and when I receive it I will
transfer these funds to the Director of the Station.

The alfalfa weavil is a menace.  It has done a great deal of
damage in Utah, Idaho and Colorado.  It has not yet, so far as
we know, gained a foothold in Nevada.  I recommend that the
Department of Entomology employ an assistant whose duty it shall
be to travel over this State and ascertain by personal investi-
gation if the alfalfa weavil has gotten into this State and that
the Board authorize a salary of $50 per month and expenses for
this work, the total not to exceed $450.  I have assumed in this
estimate that we ought to get a pass for the Assistant Entomolo-
gist while doing this work.

I have here a letter from Dr. Cobb of the Department at Washing-
ton, proposed to send us a young man from the University of Wis-
consin, who is now pursuing post graduate work there, to take up
the question of eel worm investigation.  The eel worm investiga-
tion can be taken up as a project under the Adams Fund or the
Hatch Fund.  There is money enough in the Adams Fund to employ a
man to pursue this investigation.  According to Dr. Cobb's letter
we should in addition employ a man under the Hatch Fund or under
the State Fund to visit every farm, and every ranch in the coun-
ties of Washoe, Churchill, Lyon and Esmeralda to talk to the
farmers and persuade them to get uninfected seed, plant it on
uninfected ground, and plant the soil that is infected with some
crop that is not subject to attack of the eel worm.

If the Associated Students vote to have it so, then I recommend
that the Regents establish an athletic fee of $4 a term and the
payment of this University fee shall give the students member-
ship in the Associated Student Body and entitle them to all of
the privileges which the payment of this fee gives.  Then, of
course, this fee will be collected by the Comptroller, as every
other fee is collected, and the money paid out by the Comptroller
and the Chairman of the Board of Regents on an order from the
Committee on Athletics of the Associated Students.  I recommend
further that the University Committee on Athletics, with 4 stu-
dents who shall be selected by the Associated Students, and 2
resident Alumni, who shall be chosen by the Associated Students
and approved by the President and the Academic Council, shall
constitute the Committee on Athletics of the Associated Students,
and shall have supervision of the athletic events which are car-
ried on under the direction of the Associated Students.

I recommend that the Regents grant Floyd Bryant of Sparks a $50
scholarship.  The boy is a faithful student, needs the money,
and we promised it to him but have never given it.

Last year at Commencement time we gave what we called 5 Regents'
Scholarships of $50 each to students showing in the highest
degree the general qualities which go to make successful men
and women.  I recommend that we give these 5 scholarships at
this coming Commencement.

I recommend that Associate Professor Thompson be transferred to
the Latin Department of the University to teach all of the stu-
dents in Latin who may enter the sub-Freshman year.

What do the Regents desire me to do with respect to the commer-
cial subjects in the Preparatory Department?

I herewith submit a list of the scholarships, gifts and prizes
to be awarded or announced at the coming Commencement season.

The architect of the Electrical building is here.  Do the Re-
gents wish to let a contract for building a passageway between
the Electrical building and the Mechanical building?  Further,
do you wish to let a contract for finishing the toilet room of
the Electrical building?  I have a bid from the J. F. Fisher
Tile and Marble Company for $323.  Whether this bid is just what
we want at present or not, I cannot say.  I will refer this to
the architect.

We have arranged for a demonstration train from Monday, October
7 to Saturday, October 19.  The Chairman of the State Railroad
Commission says in a recent letter that the Railroads cannot
give passes to the Regents of the University inasmuch as they
are State Officers under the law, notwithstanding the fact that
they do not receive any salary.  This is possibly correct, but
I have referred it to Mr. Price to see whether there are any
decisions in favor of not making the Regents State Officers.  In
any event, the Regents -- one or all of them -- can go with this
train and we can pay their fares out of the University Contingent
Fund.  I will investigate the operation of the trains in Califor-
nia as to whether the Regents can accept passes.

The Director of the Experiment Station has been in California
3 or 4 days past purchasing stock for the Experiment Farm in
Clark County.  He is doing this at the request of the Directors
of that farm.  I have asked him also to look into the management
of the trains in California.

Two frames with advertising matter in them will be found on the
south wall in the entrance at Morrill Hall.  I do not know any-
thing about the terms on which these advertisements were put up.
I was away when it was done, but I believe that once a year the
man who put them up comes around and collects the money for these
advertisements from our merchants, so I was informed by phone
from the Nevada Hardware and Supply Company a day or two since.
I wish to say that the scheme is no good to us and the advertis-
ing is of no value I think to our merchants, and I think we
should let them know of this fact.

                             Very respectfully,

                             J. H. Stubbs
                             President

The minutes of the meeting held April 3 were read and approved.

On motion of Regent Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
recommendation of the architects Bliss and Faville that W. G.
Mc Ginty be given the contract for the little building uniting
the Electrical and the Mechanical buildings was accepted; at a
price of $350, the work to be done according to the specifica-
tions which are copied in these minutes.

Agreement between W. G. Mc Ginty and the Board of Regents of the
University of Nevada:

    For the sum of $80 Mr. Mc Ginty is to complete the concrete
    trenches with 2" x 12" Oregon Pine cover as shown on Drawings
    13 and 14 of the Electrical building and Drawing 14A showing
    water wheel pit.

    For the sum of $350 he is to complete the brick and wood con-
    nection between the Electrical and Mechanical buildings.
    This connection to have 12 by 8 inch concrete footing com-
    posed of one part of cement, three parts of sand and broken
    stone.  The brick wall is to be 9 inches thick with two 1"
    off-sets at stone courses of the base of the Electrical
    building as shown on the rear of the Electrical building
    where the stone courses stop.  The face brick and mortar to
    be the same as the Electrical building; the roof of the
    connection to be shingled and the rafters and sheeting to
    be similar to the Boiler Room of the Electrical building.
    Joists are to be 2" by 12" with 6" by 8" girder running
    lengthwise properly supported; flooring of passage and of
    platform in the Forge Shop to be 2" by 12" Oregon Pine;
    joists and girders of platform to be similar to the passage;
    platform to extend from the corner of the door between the
    Forge Room and the Shop to the corner of the first window
    opposite the opening of the Electrical building; the platform
    to have a hand-rail of wood properly supported, and the pag-
    sage to have one window in the rear, 3' by 3' stationary.
    All exterior woodwork is to have 3 coats of lead and oil
    paint and the ceiling of the passage and the hand-rail of
    the platform to have 2 coats of lead and oil, color as di-
    rected.

    The roof is to have a 3" wood gutter with two 3" galvanized
    down pipes; the down pipes next to the Mechanical building;
    the gutter to be properly graded to the down pipes.  There
    is to be no plastering in the passage, bricks to be exposed.
    The above specifications to cover a job complete in every
    respect.

Furthermore, Mr. Mc Ginty was allowed an extra $80 for putting in
cement trenches.

On motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Reid, the res-
ignation of Miss Alice Eunice Armstrong as Assistant Librarian
was accepted to take effect July 1, 1912.

The following preamble and resolution was offered by Regent
Henderson, seconded by Regent Reid, and carried:

    WHEREAS, it appears to the Board of Regents that the duties
    of Superintendent of Buildings have increased to such an
    extent that it is desirable to have the same properly divid-
    ed; now, therefore, it is hereby

    RESOLVED, that Richard Brown be retained as Superintendent
    of Buildings at a salary of $125 per month beginning July 1,
    1912.

    Second:  that the President be authorized to employ at a
    salary of $900 a man and wife to take charge of Lincoln
    Hall, the man as Head Master of Lincoln Hall; and to take
    charge of the Dining Hall, to purchase the supplies and
    report same to the Comptroller, to receive $900 plus the
    cost of board for himself and wife.  That the President
    be authorized to employ a Head Janitor for all the build-
    ing at a salary not to exceed $1050 per year.

On motion of Regent Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
matter of Mrs. Kaye remaining at Manzanita Hall during the ses-
sion of the Summer School as suggested by President Stubbs was
approved.

On motion of Regent Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the list
of the Committees of the Academic Council as read by the Presi-
dent was adopted.  Furthermore, upon motion the Executive Com-
mittee was abolished.

Standing Committee of the Academic Council

    Student Affairs for Men - Lewers, Brown, Palmer, Powers,
                              Applewhite

    Student Affairs for Women - Miss Bardenwerper, Mrs. Kaye,
                                Miss Day, Miss Lewers

    Athletics - Scrugham, Haseman, Applewhite

    Public Exercises - Doten, Layman, von Janinski

    Honors and Scholarships - Miss Wier, Hartman, Paine

    Pubic Health - Mack, Mrs. Kaye, Johnstone

    Delinquent Scholarship - Young, Frandsen, Miss Bardenwerper

    Military Affairs - Applewhite, Jones, Thompson

    Admission and Advanced Standing - Maxwell Adams, Ordahl,
                                      Miss de Laguna

    Registration - Frandsen, Young, Miss Bardenwerper

    Graduation and Theses - Hill, Kennedy, Watson

    Schedules and Examinations - Boardman, R. Adams, Thompson

    University Publications - Church, Hill, Watson

    Library - Layman, Kennedy, Church

    Appointment Committee - Hartman, Ordahl, Miss de Laguna

    Advisory Committee - Watson, Miss Wier, Frandsen

It was suggested by Regent Williams and approved by the other
Regents that in case it be deemed advisable, the President may
change the Advisory Committee.

It was moved, seconded and carried that Miss Sissa, the present
Assistant Registrar, be appointed Registrar.

On motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson, it
was decided to place a man in the field for 4 to 6 weeks to study
eel worm conditions in Nevada, and to be paid from the Adams
Fund.

On motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Reid, the
recommendation of President Stubbs for 5 Regents' Scholarships
was approved.

On motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
commercial subjects in the Preparatory Department are to be
transferred to the College Department.

On motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
Summer School of Mining and Geology was approved and students
will be given aid as formerly.

On motion of Regent O'Brien, seconded by Regent Williams, Floyd
S. Bryant of Sparks was awarded a scholarship from State Funds.

On motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
Regents set the date from October 2 to 19, 1912 for a demon-
stration train to go over the State.

On motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent O'Brien, it
was authorized that $175 per month of J. E. Church's salary be
paid from the Adams Fund and $25 paid from State funds from and
after June 1, 1912.

On motion of Regent O'Brien, seconded by Regent Williams, Reuben
Cyril Thompson was elected Associate Professor in the Department
of Latin at a salary of $2100 per year beginning August 1, 1912.

On motion of Regent Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, Mrs.
Twaddle was requested to consider the appointment of Assistant
to the Comptroller and accept a transfer from the Director of
Agricultural Experiment Station.

On motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Reid, it was
decided that the Comptroller is hereby authorized and empowered
through the President, but under the direction of the Board of
Regents, to manage the finances of the University and to report
direct to the Board of Regents monthly or oftener, if required.

On motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
action of the Chairman in placing $10,000 on the Library and
contents of building be approved.

On motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Reid, that no
money be borrowed by any member of the Board of Regents or by
the President of the University without the authority of the
Board of Regents.

Moved, seconded and carried that the bill of $327.50 in favor
of the State Agricultural Society, a balance due on rent of the
Fair Grounds for the year 1911 be approved.

No further business appearing, the Board of Regents adjourned to
meet May 14, 1912.

The following payrolls and claims were allowed:

    State Fund                                         $ 4,690.71
    A & M College Fund                                   2,956.85
    Hatch Fund                                           1,093.35
    Adams Fund                                           1,262.91
    Mackay Fund                                            675.00

    Voucher 410 - Nixon National Bank - R. Ware - Janitor   25.00
    Voucher 411 - Nixon National Bank - Notes            3,302.66
    Voucher 412 - Farmers and Merchants - Note             682.05
    Voucher 413 - Washoe County Bank - Notes             1,469.97
    Voucher 414 - Washoe County Bank - Dining Hall         461.00
    Voucher 415 - Washoe County Bank - E. R. Bennett        58.40
    Voucher 416 - Washoe County Bank - Univ. Dining Hall   441.55
    Voucher 542 - Daniels & Steinmetz - Lincoln Hall Fire   43.95
    Voucher 544 - Nevada State Agr. Society - Rent         327.50
    Voucher 545 - Porteous Dec. Co. - Lincoln Hall Fire     47.25
    Voucher 546 - Reno Plumbing & Heating Co. - L. H. Fire  69.00
    Voucher 547 - Raymond Spencer - Lincoln Hall Fire        6.00

    State Fund - University Revolving Fund, account disallowed
    Hatch Claims                                            76.10

                             A. A. Codd
                             Chairman

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary