April 29-30, 1952
Volume 6 - Pages 357-359
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
April 29, 1952
The Board of Regents met in special session in the President's
office on April 29, 1952 to consider the immediate emergency
arising from the resignation of President Love, and other
matters requiring action at this time. Present: Regents Arentz,
Crumley, Lombardi, Hardy, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President
Love. Present also were reporters George Umberhauer, Frank Mc
Cullough, Frank Johnson and Ed Olsen.
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 P.M. by Chairman Ross.
Department of English
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the request of
Dr. C. G. Laird for a leave of absence, without pay, for the
Fall semester 1952, be granted.
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the matter of a
replacement for Dr. Laird be considered at the next meeting
of the Board.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the term of Dr.
C. B. Hutchison as Dean of Agriculture start May 1, 1952,
instead of July, 1952 (see minutes of March 17, 1952), since
Dr. Hutchison has indicated his availability at this earlier
Student Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Mr. Ross presented a student request that they be permitted
to sell beer at the race track during the Annual Aggie Club
Horse Show, May 10.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the request
not be granted in view of previous ruling of the Board on
"Use of Alcoholic Beverages" (minutes of June 5, 1948).
Resignation of President
President Love informed the Board that he has accepted the
Presidency of San Diego State College and that the accept-
ance was based on the fact that his wife had been advised by
her physician that a change of climate would be beneficial.
In submitting his resignation, he said, "I have a very deep
feeling of regret at leaving the University of Nevada, be-
cause I think it has been the finest experience I have had
in my life. I know that there hasn't been anyone anywhere
who has had as fine a Board of Regents to work with." He
further stated his desire to continue to work on the things
which he has in mind for the University of Nevada so that
he might leave on September 1, knowing that those programs
will be carried out.
Mr. Arentz said that he regretted exceedingly that Dr. Love
has found it necessary to sever his connection with the Uni-
versity - that he felt that very constructive steps have
been taken in the past two years. Regents Hardy, Lombardi
and Crumley felt that Mr. Arentz had also expressed their
Mr. Ross said, "I can only say, as I said when I interviewed
the President, that he is a gentleman and a scholar. He has
done much for the University and could have continued to do
much in the future if it had not been for the factor of his
Mr. Ross stated that a committee would be appointed to draft
resolutions expressing the sentiments of the Board.
Mr. Crumley noted that President Love is to receive an
honorary degree from Simpson College on June 1.
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that President Love
be allowed travel expenses from the President's travel fund
to make the trip to receive his honorary degree.
Alumni Association Report
Mr. Frank Mc Cullough, President of the Alumni Association,
offered any help the Association might give to the Regents in
the present situation. He presented the financial difficul-
ties of the Alumni Association for the information of the
Board, and asked that help be given, if at all possible.
1. Outstanding notes amount to $4000, assumed by the Alumni
Association, and incurred by individuals to support the
athletic program, are unpaid. The bank has granted a
stay of payment temporarily.
2. Regular operating expenses of the Association amount to
$120 per month, while income from dues amounts to about
$40 per month.
3. An outstanding bill from Ralph Jordan, who operated the
University Bookstore, has been received in the amount
of $1141.47 for books and supplies received by the ath-
letes under an arrangement with the Downtown Boosters.
Chairman Ross assured Mr. Mc Cullough that the Regents would
give his report careful thought.
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Board go
into Executive Session to discuss procedure in selecting a
successor to President Love, and other matters pertaining
to his leaving.
The Board went into Executive Session at 2:30 P.M.