May 6-7, 1952
Volume 6 - Pages 359-360
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
May 6, 1952
The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met in the
President's office on Tuesday, May 6, 1952. The meeting was
called to order by Chairman Ross at 10:05 A.M. Present: Re-
gents Lombardi, Hardy, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President
Dr. C. B. Hutchison, newly appointed Dean of Agriculture,
came into the meeting to become acquainted with the members
of the Executive Committee and to discuss his work. In his
discussion, he said he was thoroughly convinced that any Col-
lege of Agriculture should be an integral part of a Univer-
sity. He recognized the necessity for separate budgets, but
liked to feel that the College of Agriculture has 3 functions
to perform: (1) teaching students (2) research in Agricul-
ture and related sciences (3) taking the knowledge to the
rural people and translating it into usefulness into their
Mr. Ross welcomed Dr. Hutchison on behalf of the Regents and
said that they believe he is going to be of great help here.
Mr. Love told of his telephone conversation with Attorney
General Mathews concerning the Sheeketski contract. The
Attorney General ruled that the University has the right to
use surplus funds in its revolving fund in connection with
the Sheeketski contract. The result of the conference with
Mr. Sheeketski and his attorney, in which Mr. Arentz repre-
sented the Board of Regents, was that $4700 be paid to Mr.
Sheeketski upon signed agreement from Mr. Sheeketski that
this, together with a guarantee from the Board of Regents
that they would, in good faith, request the Legislature at
its next session to appropriate $15,000 to complete payment
of his contract.
It was unanimously agreed that, having had this opinion from
the Attorney General, Mr. Arentz, representing the Board of
Regents, be authorized to meet with the Attorney General to
draw up the agreement. When this is completed and signed
by Mr. Sheeketski, the Comptroller would be authorized to
pay the sum of $4700 to him from the University Revolving
Architects - Student Union Building
The State Planning Board, having given approval to 3 archi-
tects for the proposed Student Union building, the Regents
asked each to appear before them to discuss the possibility
of their services in this connection. Mr. Fred De Longchamps
and Mr. Graham Erskine (firm of Ferris and Erskine) and Mr.
Russell Mills came into the meeting individually. Each was
asked if he would be willing to submit (1) survey of the
Campus for suitable sites (2) sketch of proposed building
(3) cost figures per square foot, the total cost to be es-
timated at $500,000, leaving $100,000 for furnishings, etc.
Suggestion was made by the architects that the University
consult with the local chaper of the American Institute of
Architects to determine their regulations concerning pro-
cedures in matters of this kind.
The meeting adjourned at 12 noon.