May 8-9, 1926
05-08-1926 Volume OE - Pages 461-465 Reno, Nevada May 8, 1926 The Board of Regents held the Commencement meeting in the Office of President Clark at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, May 8th. Pres- ent: Chairman Pratt, Mrs. Williams and Judge Talbot. Absent: Mrs. Hood and Mr. Williams. On motion of Mr. Pratt, the minutes of the Committee meetings of January 30th, March 31st and April 9th and the month-end actions on payrolls and claims of the majority members of the Board in February and April were confirmed and approved by the following vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mrs. Williams Aye Mr. Pratt Aye On motion of Judge Talbot, the list of candidates for degrees and diplomas, presented to the President by the Registrar and approved by the General University Faculty, as given below, was approved by the following vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mrs. Williams Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Engineer of Mines Harper C. Neeld Master of Science in Metallurgy Herbert Carroll Vacher Master of Arts in Economics Loren E. Mc Fadden Master of Arts in Modern Languages John R. Gottardi Master of Arts in English Nathalie J. Holly College of Arts and Science Bachelor of Arts William Harper Anderson Alberta R. Jones John J. Baker Chauncey L. King Lawrence C. Baker Frank H. King Elizabeth M. Barndt Mildred Klaus Florence M. Benoit Lawton B. Kline Wilma Louise Blattner William Andrew Krauss Alson P. Brizard Mary June Lang Brousse Brizard Philip L. Lawton Roscoe I. Brown Mildred E. Leavitt John F. Cahlan Harold E. Lohlein Donald Eisenbrey Church Fern M. Lowry Harold Pullman Coffin Allan L. Lund Muriel B. Conway Gwendolyn Mc Leod Helen Dorothy Crandall Margaret E. Murphy Clarence M. Craner Evalyn Marie Nelson May Cupples Thelma M. Ninnis Ruth C. Curtis Ruth Olmsted Louise Davies Katherine O'Sullivan Lena May De Reemer Phyllis Imogene Poulin Otilia C. Dotta Zelda C. Reed Harry Clinton Duncan Donnell C. Richards Ruth Louise Eaton Donald A. Robison S. Morley Eva Charles H. Russell Silvia Frances Genasci Katherine Torney Ryan Charlotte J. Gibson George Walter Sears Bernice Gruber Rena Semenza Frank H. Hartung Ester Maurin Summerfield Vera May Haviland Bert G. Spencer Muriel I. Holland Sara Gilberta Turner Dwight Lincoln Hood Frank Marshall Underwood Thelma B. Hopper Dorothy Lucie Ward Frances Marguerite Humphrey Benjamin Lee Welker, Jr. Freda Humphrey Marie A. Williams Marian Blanche Wyckoff College of Arts and Science Bachelor of Science Jasper C. Atkinson John B. Kalin Stephen Louis Berdalis Walter H. Maddox Edward R. Chittenden Lloyd A. Shellabarger John Remers Gillberg College of Engineering Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering Richard F. Brown Merle Mensinger Courtland Bell Frain Murl R. Schrock Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering James Chester Atcheson Raemon Charles Samuels Robert Sherman Baldwin Neil B. Shaber John R. Bonner Clinton A. Smith Charles E. Card Merle W. Smith Lloyd E. Crosby Rocco L. Spina Gerald Fowble Carl B. Wahlund Everett W. Harris Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Louis H. Bratmon Harold Frederick Dwyer Robert Terry Conroy Michail John Palashoff Foster W. Curtis Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Willis L. Edwards Thomas M. Roach Charles K. Mc Clelland Fred A. Roemer Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Robert Marion Clawson Clarence J. Thornton William A. Goodale Russel S. Weeks Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Ruth L. Gunter Audrey E. Springmeyer Frances Lattin Harrison Helen Wells Marjorie Roach Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade William Harper Anderson Freda Humphrey Elizabeth M. Barndt Frank H. King Florence M. Benoit Mildred Klaus Stephen Louis Berdalis Lawton B. Kline Lucile Mary Blake Mildred E. Leavitt Wilma Louise Blattner Gwendolyn Mc Leod Robert Marion Clawson Evalyn Marie Nelson Muriel B. Conway Ruth Olmsted Clarence M. Craner Katherine O'Sullivan Lloyd E. Crosby Phyllis Imogene Poulin May Cupples Donnell C. Richards Ruth C. Curtis Marjorie Roach Louise Davies Rena Semenza Lena May De Reemer Audrey E. Springmeyer Ruth Louise Eaton Lloyd A. Shellabarger Silvia Frances Genasci Sarah Gilberta Turner Charlotte J. Gibson Dorothy Lucie Ward Bernice Gruber Benjamin Lee Welker, Jr. Ruth L. Gunter Helen Wells Vera May Haviland Marian Blanch Wyckoff Muriel I. Holland Marie A. Williams Frances Marguerite Humphrey Normal Diploma of Grammar Grade Sadie Laurene Elliott Rose Margaret Patteson David Ward Finch Edith Estelle Peddicord Mabel Claire Flournoy Dorris Brown Reed Vida Ruth Kitchen Alta Lucile Rowse Regina Mullaney Bernice Elizabeth Trabert Della V. Newlon Thelma Louise Weeks On the recommendation of the President, Mrs. Williams moved the acceptance of the resignations of: Miss Ruth Billinghurst, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry Mr. Mc Kean Carter, as Fellow in Chemistry Mr. Harold P. Miller, as Instructor in English Miss Luethel Austin, as Instructor in English Miss Margaret Regan, as Secretary in the College of Agriculture each at his own request. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye On the recommendation of the President, on motion of Mrs. Williams, the following were elected to the positions indicated: Irwin S. Danielson to be Fellow in Chemistry for the academic year 1926-27 at a stipend of $600 and exemption from non- resident tuition and all fees, including Chemistry laboratory fees. Edwin Duerr to be Instructor in Debating and Composition in the Department of English at a salary of $1500 for the year beginning August 1st, 1926. J. W. Cunningham to be continued in his Instructorship in Biology at a salary of $1500 for the year beginning August 1st, 1926. Alice Terry to be Secretary of the College of Agriculture at a monthly salary of $110 for the year beginning July 1, 1926. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye President Clark stated that the Attorney General had given him unofficial opinion that it would not be legal to charge Nevada students an incidental and registration fee other than a very small $5 or $10 per semester Registration Fee, all income from which must be used specifically to defray registration expenses. On the recommendation of President Clark, Mrs. Williams moved that Messrs. Kent and Haseman, in charge respectively of the University Band and of the Men's Glee Club, should receive $150 each for both semesters of the coming University year. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye Judge Talbot moved that if need came to move the Hatch building in order to free the site for a proposed new building, the Chair- man of the Board of Regents and the President of the University be authorized to have the Hatch building moved to some point north of the driveway running in front of Lincoln Hall, unless upon advice from Mr. De Longchamps he decides against the practi- cability of moving the building, in which case they are authoriz- ed to have the building torn down. Mr. De Longchamps is to receive from general University funds a fee of $50 for this service. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye On motion of Judge Talbot the lowest bid for the installation of the Refrigeration Plant in the new Dining Hall, that of the Curtis Machinery Company, for the sum of $3317, was accepted by the following vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye Bids for this work and for the enlargement of the Dining Hall had, in accord with the Board's authorization, been cared for by Chairman Pratt and President Clark and were opened by them in the presence of the bidders on April 30, 1926. At 11 o'clock the matter of awarding the contract on the bids for the Heating Plant were taken up in the presence of such bidders as cared to appear. Mr. Ben A. Brickham of Denver, Engineer in charge of the Heating Plant alterations and addi- tions, was present. Judge Talbot asked Mr. Brickham for a detailed statement of his experience in installing heating equipment. At its close, Mr. Brickham said that there was but one bid, submitted without request and without specifica- tions, for the installation of a steam heating system on this Campus, amounting to $33,954 and furnished by Contractor John Lukey of Reno. He would like to inquire of Mr. Mc Neil, repre- senting Mr. Lukey, what manner of steam plant he would propose to install for this sum. After Mr. Mc Neil had submitted his prop- osition, which Mr. Brickham declared to be entirely unfeasible, Mr. Mc Neil and two other interested contractors, Mr. Wagner of Shearer and Wagner, and Mr. Westover of the Reno Plumbing and Heating Company, withdrew. Bids for this contract work had been opened by Chairman Pratt in the presence of the President of the University and the bidders on May 5, 1926. Judge Talbot moved that the Board accept the lowest bid for the alterations and additions to the hot water heating system at this University in accord with the plans and specifications prepared by Engineer Ben A. Brickham under date April 5, 1926, as submitted by Shearer and Wagner for the sum of $47,649. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye Judge Talbot moved that 3% of the amount of this bid, less the $354 already paid to him, or a total of $1079.47 be authorized to be paid to Engineer Brickham in accord with the contract with Mr. Brickham. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye Judge Talbot moved that all certified checks, save those sub- mitted by contractors whose bids have been accepted, should be returned to the contractors. Vote: Judge Talbot Aye Mr. Pratt Aye Mrs. Williams Aye The Chairman of the Board instructed the Secretary to return the checks, unendorsed, by registered mail, return receipt requested. The President is to instruct Professor Boardman to be prepared to make any surveys deemed necessary by Shearer and Wagner in connection with the installation of the enlarged heating system, same to be paid from general University funds. Recessed until 2 o'clock. The recessed meeting convened at 2 P.M. Chairman Pratt, Judge Talbot and Mrs. Williams, President Clark, Architect De Long- champs and Contractor Bernasconi being present. Mr. Bernasconi was the lowest bidder on the Dining Hall bids when these were opened on April 30th by the Chairman of the Board and the President of the University, as authorized by the Board. There were two other bidders. The 3 bidders and their bids follow: J. Bernasconi $21,800 E. K. Fowler 21,878 Wine and Williams 22,000 Mr. Bernasconi was called to see if he could agree to complete the work within the 5 weeks available between the close of the University and the opening of the Summer Session and, if not, if he would agree to accept a penalty of $20 for each day beyond the 5 week period. Mr. Bernasconi desired to consult with another contractor, Mr. De Luca, and to get in touch with stone masons before he gave definite answer. He left with the under- standing that Mr. Pratt would phone to him at his home at 6 P.M. to learn his decision. Mr. E. K. Fowler then appeared before the Board. Mr. Fowler agreed to complete all the interior work within the allotted 5 weeks, under a penalty of $20 per day for all days delayed beyond June 14, 1926, should the Board grant him the contract, which they were willing to do in case Mr. Bernasconi failed to give the necessary guarantees for the completion of the work within the 5 weeks. Recessed to 1:30 P.M. Monday, May 10, 1926.