05/09/1941

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

May 9-10, 1941 



05-09-1941
Volume 5 - Pages 314-321

                       REGENTS MEETING
                         May 9, 1941

Meeting called to order by Chairman Ross at 2:10 P.M. with the
following members present:  Dr. Olmsted, Mr. Williams, Mr. Ross.

Also present:  Frank Mc Cullough, retiring Sagebrush Editor
               Byrn Armstrong, new Sagebrush Editor
               Raymond Garamendi, retiring Student Body President
               Charles Mapes, new Student Body President
               Bill Beemer, Alumni President
               Ed Montgomery, Reporter

Dr. Olmsted moved that the minutes of the meetings for March 1
and March 29 be approved.  Passed.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams, upon request of Mr. Gorman, moved that the State
flag be loaned to the President of the Federated Women's Club
for their convention to be held at Atlantic City.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman recommended that the U. S. Treasury Bonds (par value,
$31,500, market value, $33,901) be sold at a profit of $2401 and
money reinvested in Series G 2 1/2% U. S. Defense Bonds redeem-
able at maturity, 12 years.  These bonds are in the Board of Re-
gents's safety deposit box in the First National Bank.  Dr.
Olmsted moved that Mr. Gorman's proposal be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman recommended that the U. S. Treasury Bonds in the Uni-
versity Irreducible Fund, $34,280, and the University 90,000 Acre
Grant Account, $45,674.50, held by the State Treasurer at Carson
City, be sold.  The President, the Comptroller and the Chairman
are to be given authority to order these bonds sold if and when
State of Nevada 3% bonds are available for reinvestment.  Profit
is to be added to the principal of the land-grant funds.  Mr.
Williams moved that these recommendations be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman read the Fire Chief's request that the University
modernize its system of fire alarm boxes.  Inasmuch as the State
Controller will save on insurance premiums and not the Univer-
sity, Dr. Olmsted moved that approval be granted to modernize the
system if the State Controller will make arrangements to pay for
the material from the insurance fund, labor to be furnished by
WPA.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

With reference to the blackboards for the Engineering building,
Mr. Ross moved that the President and Comptroller be authorized
to enter into the contract for the boards, using their own judg-
ment as to which is best - slate, glass or composition - keeping
within the funds allowed.  Passed.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman asked for authority to secure the bids for cables,
etc., for electricity in the new Engineering building.  Mr.
Williams moved that the Executive Board be given authority to
make the purchase upon receipt of the bids.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

With reference to the new bridge over Orr Ditch to the new En-
gineering building, Mr. Williams moved that the De Longchamp's
plan be adopted as superior to the Bixby plan.  Passed.  (Plan
to cost $5180.)

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved that the contract for the concrete bridge be
let to a private contractor due to lack of skilled concrete
workers on the WPA.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman reported that various improvements have been made on
the University Farm in order to comply with conditions of the
Health Department for operation of a Dairy on the Farm - improve-
ments paid for with rent money accumulated from former tenant.
Dr. Olmsted moved that the Chairman of the Board be authorized to
sign the lease on the University Farm from April 1, 1941 to April
1, 1943, the Farm being leased to Mrs. C. H. Washburn for $1200
per year.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read the letter from Mr. Whitham, attorney for the
Dimmitt estate, together with Mr. Mashburn's protest of the in-
heritance tax and Mr. Gorman's enclosing letter.

Dr. Olmsted moved that the Chairman of the Board be given author-
ity to sign the proxies for the Mackay holdings.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. Warren O. Wagner, Assistant
Professor of Civil Engineering, and Mr. R. A. Brenninger, In-
structor in Foreign Languages, be given a year's leave of ab-
sence, starting with the end of the school year.  Mr. Williams
moved that Dr. Hartman's recommendations be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved that the resignation of Miss Margaret Jensen,
Assistant in Mathematics, effective at the end of the current
salary year, September 1, 1941, be accepted.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the resignation of Mr. Fred Collins, As-
sistant Professor of Economics, be accepted.  Mr. Collins' leave
of absence expires this year.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the election of the following to the In-
structional staff:

Arthur Kaufman to be an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering
to serve for 1 year at a salary of $2000, to take over part of
work previously carried by Mr. Grafton and Mr. Wagner.

Albin E. Lindblad as a Fellow in Chemistry with a stipend of $600
per year payable in 10 payments beginning September 1, 1941, to
be exempt from laboratory fees and tuition, vice John Yapuncich
who receives his Master's degree this Commencement.

Dr. C. W. F. Melz as an Instructor in German for 1 year at a sal-
ary of $1800 per year in 10 payments beginning September 1, 1941,
vice Mr. Ralph Brenninger who will be on leave for the year.

Keith Zeigler as a Fellow in Mathematics with a stipend of $600
per year payable in 10 payments beginning September 1, 1941 and
to be exempt from all laboratory fees and tuition, vice Margaret
Jensen resigned.

Charles W. Sallfrank as a Fellow in Mathematics with a stipend of
$600 per year payable in 10 payments beginning September 1, 1941
and to be exempt from all laboratory fees and tuition.

Dr. Olmsted moved that these recommendations be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the following promotions:

(a)  F. L. Bixby to be Head of the Department of Civil Engineer-
     ing at a salary of $3600 per year.
(b)  J. W. Coleman to be an Associate Professor in the Department
     of Physical Education for Men at a salary of $2700 per year.
(c)  Dr. C. R. Hicks to be Head of the Department of History at
     a salary of $2600 per year.
(d)  Dr. E. L. Inwood to be Professor and Head of the Department
     of Economics, Business Administration and Sociology at a
     salary of $3000 per year.
(e)  Dr. S. W. Leifson to be Head of the Department of Physics
     at a salary of $3600 per year.
(f)  Dr. C. A. Mac Kenzie to be an Assistant Professor in the
     Department of Chemistry at a salary of $2200 per year.
(g)  Dr. A. G. Mazour to be an Assistant Professor in the Depart-
     ment of History at a salary of $2600 per year.
(h)  Mr. S. G. Palmer to be Acting Dean of Engineering and Acting
     Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at a salary
     of $4200 per year.
(i)  Miss Katharine Riegelhuth to be a Professor of English at a
     salary of $3000 per year.
(j)  Dr. E. P. Vance to be an Assistant Professor in the Depart-
     ment of Mathematics at a salary of $2100 per year.
(k)  Dr. A. G. Widerhold to be an Instructor in the Department of
     Philosophy and Psychology at a salary of $1800 per year.
(l)  Dr. L. R. Williams to be an Assistant Professor in the De-
     partment of Chemistry at a salary of $2200 per year.

Mr. Williams moved that the recommendations of Dr. Hartman be
approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved that the salary of Mr. Joe T. Mc Donnell, Grad-
uate Manager, be increased $25 per month, 1/2 of which is to be
borne by the University in accordance with the agreement with the
Associated Students, contingent upon the Associated Students mak-
ing an equal advance.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

At this time bids were opened on the boiler for the new heating
plant:

    William B. Cashill       $5,298.00   Discount/30 days $90.00
    Crane & Co.               5,152.00   Discount/10 days $95.62
    J. R. Bradley             5,034.38
        and                   3,627.00
        and                   4,936.00
    Kewant Broiler Corp. of
        San Francisco         5,652.00   Discount/10 days $95.60

On Mr. Gorman's recommendation Dr. Olmsted moved that these bids
be held for consultation with the Engineer, Mr. Simonson.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the following salary increases:

                              From       To      Increase

    Amens, Clark             $2000     $2200       $200
    Batdorf, S. B.            2400      2500        100
    Beesley, E. M.            1600      1800        200
    Billings, W. D.           2200      2400        200
    Blair, G. B.              2700      2800        100
    Brown, H. N.              2800      3000        200
    Butterworth, J. R.        1500      1650        150
    Chadwick, L. E.           2000      2200        200
    Davidson, W. H.           1900      2100        200
    Gadda, C.                 1260      1320         60
    Holmes, W. O.             1350      1500        150
    Hutcheson, A. E.          2200      2400        200
    Irwin, R. A.              2400      2600        200
    Joslin, Mrs.              1350      1500        150
    Kline, L. B.              1650      1750        100
    Lowrance, E. W.           2200      2400        200
    Marsh, Mrs.               2000      2100        100
    Miller, W. C.             2100      2200        100
    Preuss, Herbert           1740      1850        110
    Puffinbarger, J. P.       2100      2250        150
    Russell, R. Irene         1800      1900        100
    Ryan, J. T.               1800      2000        200
    Sameth, Elsa              3000      3300        300
    Sandorf, I. J.            2600      2800        200
    Snyder, Margaret          1000      1100        100
    Titus, Louis              2400      2500        100
    Webster, M. J.            2400      2600        200
    Wittwer, Eldon            3400      3600        200

Mr. Ross moved that the above recommendations be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Juanita Holmes' salary be increased
from $1500 to $1800, and Mr. J. M. Mc Leod's salary be increased
from $2100 to $2400, both effective July 1, to be paid from the
Petroleum Products Inspection Fund.  Mr. Williams moved that this
recommendation be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Otto R. Schulz' salary be increased
from $3300 to $3500 and Marie Watkins' salary be increased from
$1980 to $2100, effective July 1, to be paid from Federal Exten-
sion Funds.  Dr. Olmsted moved approval of this recommendation.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman presented the following list of candidates for de-
grees and Teachers' diplomas as approved by the general faculty:

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        Roger Corbett                   Randall Taylor Ross
        Paul Robert Laiolo              W. Wendell Vine

    Master of Science

        John G. Yapuncich

    Engineer of Mines

        Fred W. Roumage                 Bernard York

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Wilbourne S. Andrews           *Margaret Hermansen
        Eileen Dove Angus               Homer Frank Herz
       *Phyllis Lorraine Anker          Richard Elliot Jameson
        Mary Louise Anxo               *Isabelle Jarvis
        William George Arbonies         Albert Dyer Jensen
       #Alma Louise Bails              *Annie Johnson
        Harold Joseph Baird             Charlotte Burton Johnson
        Charles Russell Barnes         *Mary Christina Kornmayer
        Evelyn Barry                    Norma Larsen
        Cameron M. Batjer               Leslie Alan Leggett
        Frank Beloso                    John Lemich
       *Mary Ellen Bennetts            *Nellie Little
       *Maureen Helena Bony             Catherine Mae Lowney
       *Mary Boylan                    *Aileen Mahoney
        Wilma Jones Brackett           *Mary Margaret Mahoney
        Jeanne Brannin                  William Leslie Marks
        Florence R. Butler              Henry Edward Mayer
        Richard Bernard Carroll         Frank W. Mc Cullough
        Charles William Casey           Joseph F. Mc Donald Jr.
       *Eva L. Ceccarelli               Richard King Miller
        Henry L. Clayton                Margaret Marijane Nash
        Erma Gifford Davidson           Louie W. Peraldo
        Alene Robinson De Ruff          Bessie S. Perazzo
        Kathryn Jane Devlin             (John Anthony Radovich)
        (James E. Driscoll)             Jess William Ralphs
        Merian Ducker                   Jack R. Rhoads
        Richard Gordon Edwards          Lorraine C. Robinson
        Roger Williams Edwards          John A. Sala
       *Georgia Ereno                   Mary Belle Sala
        George Escobar                  Frank Grant Sawyer
       *Lola Katherine Frazer           Aileen Barbara Smith
        Ray Herbert Frazer              John Gaddia Spann
        Raymond V. Garamendi            Isobel Fairhurst Starbird
       *Eleanor M. Goldsworthy          James Franklin Tranter
        Nonie Goldwater                 Lily May Venton
        Marion Dolores Grady            Romietta Ward
        Marjory Gusewelle               Helen Westall
        Raymond W. Hackett              Marianne Weston
        Claire Ernestine Hansen         Walter Wilcox
        Betty Marie Hardy              *Edna Williams
        Ruth A. Harris                  Richard Lee Williams
        David K. Hartman                Mary Christine Woodward
        Ralston Oliver Hawkins

    Bachelor of Science

       *Guy Trueman Allen               Kern S. Karrasch
       *Grace Elizabeth Amonette        Yen Chi Kwan
        Kirk Delmont Dunann             Clifford H. Lassen
        Augustus F. Giberson            John Phillips Namle
        Frank Eugene Inman              J. William Smith

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        Kenneth Carmack Edson           Robert Philip Smith

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Emma Messinger Crabtree         Arthur W. Kaufman
        Dallas I. Downs                 Raymond Carl Sandkuhle

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Guy Williams Brown              William Leslie Potter
        Cyril Delano Ham                Ralph W. Shearer
        Lee V. Lawhead                  Roy L. Shipp Jr.
        Ross Mortensen

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        George Andrew Dawson            William Jordan Newman
        Robert Fulton                   Harry O. Plath
        Bryon S. Hardie                 Theodore E. Rischard
        Harvey Eugene Johnson           Lewis M. Sanborn
       +John Kinneberg                  Dean C. White
        Mark B. Nesbitt                 Charles W. Yetter

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        John M. Bazzini                 Harold J. Jacobsen
        Emery Keirnan Conaway           Roy D. Jensen
        Andres D. Darang               *(Elliot R. Lima)
        Galen De Longchamps             Frank Quilici
       *Burley Dooley                   Walter Henry Schmidt
        Nicholas M. Evasovic            Martha A. Stewart
        John Frank Giomi                Elwyn M. Trigero
        Robert H. Hudspeth              Raymond Earl Walts

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

       *Mary Harriet Arentz            *Delphina Goicoechea
        Betty Jane Baird               *Elsa Kerstine Jensen
       *Caroline Frances Best           Mary Jane Moyer
       *Marie Matilda Borsini          *Edna Georgia Pflum
       *Verna June Bradbury            *Ruth Margaret Pray
       *Helen Louise Cameron           *Dorothy Adele Schooley
       *Virginia Nevada Crofut         *Alice Marie Wade
       *Doris June Duke

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF GRAMMAR GRADE

        Elizabeth Boardman              Betty Mc Gee
        Virginia B. Boitano             Lucille Mortensen
        Hilda Cadet                     Eleanor E. Ryan
        Minnie B. Clark                 Sophia Elizabeth Schwartz
        Ella Corbet                     Hilma Wikstrom
        Vera Delmue                     Kathryn A. Wilkes
        Helen Hackett                   Alice Winter
        Virginia M. Mathews

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADE

        Luana Whipple (former graduate)

       *Will receive, in addition, the Teacher's Diploma of High
        School Grade
       #Will receive, in addition, the Teacher's Diploma of Gram-
        mar Grade
       +Special action of Regents - May 12, 1941

        Recommendation for the students whose names are in paren-
        thesis, Elliot Lima, James E. Driscoll and John A.
        Radovich, is made only upon the condition that they have
        satisfied their financial obligations to the University
        by the time of graduation.

Mr. Williams moved approval of the above recommended candidates.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. Plumley be allowed to be employ-
ed by the State Unemployment Compensation Bureau as a Statistical
Consultant and Expert during his spare time provided it does not
interfere with his University work.  He is to be paid from State
funds for this work.  Mr. Williams moved that this recommendation
be approved.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted, on recommendation of Dr. Hartman, moved that the
President be instructed to arrange the 1942-43 catalogue so that
names of extension staff members, etc., will not appear as As-
sistant Professors under the Instructional staff but under a
heading of their own.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman nominated as Vice President and Comptroller of the
University, Mr. Charles Henry Gorman.  Dr. Olmsted moved approval
of this nomination.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that the salary of the Vice President and
Comptroller be increased $100 a month.  Mr. Ross moved approval
of this recommendation.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. Carl Horn be given the title of
Superintendent of Maintenance.  Mr. Ross moved approval of this
recommendation.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read Mr. Hill's letter giving the 1941 edition of the
Artemisia his approval as to contents and recommending that the
Board of Regents accept it.  Dr. Olmsted moved that the Regents
accept the Artemisia, paying for 90 copies as usual at $250.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read letters from Mrs. Sibley and Alden K. Sibley
expressing their thanks for the kindness of the Regents and
faculty on Mr. Sibley's death.

Dr. Hartman read a note of thanks from Mrs. Carville for flowers
received while she was in the hospital.

Dr. Hartman brought up the matter of a salary increase for Mr.
Puffinbarger and read letters from prominent persons on his
behalf.

Dr. Hartman recommended that the Board of Regents meet as a Board
of Control for the Experiment Station.  Mr. Ross moved approval
of this recommendation, Dr. Hartman to set up the mechanics for
these meetings.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Long, on behalf of Mr. Peterson, contractor for the Engineer-
ing building, stated that he wanted to donate a bronze placque to
the University, 16 x 24 inches, on which date, names of Regents,
name of building, etc., and any other desired information would
appear; this placque to be placed in the corridor of the Engi-
neering building.  Mr. Williams moved that the Regents accept
this gift and authorize Dr. Hartman to complete details.

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

At such time as the U. S. Treasury Bonds are sold it will be
necessary that a resolution authorizing their sale be passed by
the Regents.  Dr. Olmsted moved that the Secretary of the Board
of Regents be given authority to sign the following resolution,
dated May 9, 1941, at such time as the bonds are sold:

                         RESOLUTION

    RESOLVED, that C. H. Gorman, the duly appointed, qualified
    and Acting Comptroller of the University of Nevada be, and
    he is hereby authorized and directed to sell at market the
    following registered United States Treasury Bonds, to wit:

    Interest        Term          Number         Par Value

      2 3/4%       56/59           328J           $   500
      2 3/4%       56/59           329K               500
      2 3/4%       56/59           330L               500
      2 3/4%       56/59           331A               500
      2 3/4%       56/59           332B               500
      2 3/4%       56/59           333C               500
      2 3/4%       56/59           257H             5,000
      2 3/4%       56/59           258J             5,000
      2 3/4%       56/59           259K             5,000
      2 3/4%       56/59          1007H             1,000
      2 3/4%       56/59          1008J             1,000
      2 3/4%       56/59          1009K             1,000
      2 7/8%       55/60         11455E            10,000
                                                  $31,000

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Frank Mc Cullough, Sagebrush Editor, presented the public
relations plan of the student body as requested in a previous
meeting and also the plan advanced by the Alumni.  Copies of the
plans were given to the President and Regents for study.

Mr. Ross referred to the letter from Sivert Nelson and Daniel
Drewitz of Reno suggesting that the University trade some of its
land to the northeast of the Mackay Stadium for the land north
of the barracks which is desired for parking space.

Mr. Williams moved that the President, Chairman and Comptroller
be authorized to advertise for bids when the plans and specifica-
tions for the Gymnasium are completed (June 1, 1941).

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M. with the understanding that the
next meeting will be held at the call of the Chairman sometime
in July but not earlier than July 5.