05/09/1942

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

May 9-10, 1942 



05-09-1942
Volume 5 - Pages 340-347

                       REGENTS MEETING
                         May 9, 1942

Meeting called to order by Chairman Ross at 9:00 A.M.  Present:
Wardin, Olmsted, Ross, Gorman and Hartman.  Judge Brown was
absent because of illness.

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the minutes of January, 1942.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read the list of May graduates as follows:

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        Samuel B. Zacheim

    Master of Science

        Francis Asbury Richards

    Engineer of Mines

        Ray H. Misener

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Andrea Christiana Anderson     *Beulah Janet Leonard
       *Frances Arenaz                  Helen Margaret Lilly
        William G. Barton               Mary Ann Lockridge
        Jo Ann Estelle Blood            Kenneth La Mar Mann
        Dorothy Margaret Bowers         Charles W. Mapes, Jr.
        Sarah Mildred Brendel          #Emma Mertice Mc Querry
        Mona Eileen Buck               *Mary Jane Mc Sorley
       *Emogene Byars                   Margaret Genevieve Mullin
       *Mary Margaret Cantlon           Francis A. Nagle, Jr.
        Perry George Carlson            Eli Nickovich
        Felex T. Castagnola, Jr.        Teddyanna Alwyn Pease
        Lynn Dalton Casto               Jarrell Wesley Perkins
        Victor A. Cipolla               Ridgely Janet Pierson
       *Lois Lenore Coffin              Elinor Audrey Potts
        Thomas Arthur Cooke             Verna Reynolds Rivera
        Walter F. Culver                Jeanette Raycraft Rives
        Edwin Stanton Dodson            Robert Fredrick Robens
        James Valentine Du Pratt        Robert H. Robinett
        John David Elkin                Evelyn Rogers
        Leon Anthony Ethemendy          Peter Patrick Rosachl
        Warren John Ferguson            Betty Ross
       *Charles Alberta Fletcher        Audrey Pedersen Saake
        Samuel Boyd Francovich          Annette Sargent
        Frank Davenport Fuller          Dolores Angela Saval
        Hugh James Gallagher           *Agnes Mary Schroder
        Faith Mary Gianella             Cesar Sylvain Siard
        Edith Elizabeth Gregory         Roma Swackhamer
        Kathryn Jane Hackwood           Mary Jain Taylor
        Mary Janet Higgins             *Margaret Turrillas
       *Mary Isabel Hill                John Henry Uhalde
        Shirley Ann Huber               Ralph Hans Westergard
        Nellie Evelyn Isola             Ruth Wilcox
        Beryl Vaughan Larkin            Marie Alice Williams
       *Frances Larragueta              Frances Elizabeth Willis
        Ralph William Lattin            Virginia Janette Winn
        Della Lee                       Wilfrid Lamont Wylie, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science

        William Johnston Bennet, Jr.    Robert Llewellyn Hawley
        Edith E. Collins                Dorothy Snider Mapes
        Mary Comish                     David William Melarkey
        Bernard Connolly                Thomas W. Menzies
        Kenneth Frederick Eather        Charles Wesley Schlager
        Douglas Fairfield Erskine       Robert Leland Smith
        William Thomas Folwell          B. W. Van Vooorhis, Jr.
        Jay O. Gibson                   Merle Florence Young
        Jane Marie Goodyear

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        Dorothy Janes

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        James Harper Bett               Sergio B. Estavillo
        John Bert Cooper                Knute Harold Johnson

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Kermit Grant Gardner            Don H. Townsend, Jr.
        John E. Knemeyer

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Robert D. Bowen                 Herbert L. Holt
        Frank J. Currie                 Gilbert Gunter Morehouse
        Joseph Watson Gross, Jr.        Paul Dunham Seaborn

    Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

        Robert Lovelace Middlekauff

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Charles Bacon                   Michael G. Miskulin
        Arthur Frank Beynon             John L. Morning
        Harold G. Blegler, Jr.          Ralph Raymond Moyer
        William Lawrence Callahan       Daniel Ashley O'Keefe
        Hubert Byrd Chessher, Jr.       James Dudley Rookus
        Wilbur John Cook                John Joseph Russell
        Morgan Gurdon Huntington        Kenneth Gordon Skidmore
        Frank Allen Keith, Jr.          Robert Hovde Trimmer
        William Harold Kerne            George A. Tweedy, Jr.

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Fred Charles Batchelder        *Marvin G. Linson
        Peter C. Finn                   Leslie Raymond Oppio
        Chesley Oliver Freemonth        John Polish
        Joseph Giomi                    Donald Questa
        Harry Lee Hansen                George Nels Westergard
       *William Norman Helphinstine     Leland J. Whipple
        Steve James                     Jack S. Wittwer

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

       *Alice Raff Kohlhoss            *Rose June Miles
       *Viva Leonard                   *Mildred Marcella Riggle
        Mariem Matilda Marshall        *Eileen May Sayre

       *Will receive, in addition, Teacher's Diploma of High
            School Grade
       #Will receive, in addition, Teacher's Diploma of Grammar
            Grade

Dr. Olmsted moved approval of the list of graduates as read.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read the list of candidates for teacher's diplomas as
follows:

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF GRAMMAR GRADE

        Stella Ann Antunovich           June O'Neill
        Ada May Bachman                 Euphia Ophelia Swan
        Mary Hackett                    Lena Scossa Webb
        Emma Mertice Mc Querry

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADE

        Mary Jane Moyer (B. S. in H. Ec., May 1941)

Mr. Williams moved approval of the above list for teacher's
diplomas.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read "thank you" letters for flowers from the Cameron
family, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, the Mathews family and Mrs. Lucile
E. Haseman, and a letter from Mr. William Beemer, insurance
agent, with reference to his entrance into the U. S. Navy.

Dr. Hartman read a letter, report, etc., from the Secretary-
Treasurer of the Association of Governing Boards of State Univer-
sities and Allied Institutions.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the Uni-
versity should not join this organization.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented the financial reports of Standard Brands,
Inc., Postal Telegraph Co., the Bank of California and Idaho
Maryland Mines Corporation for the year 1941.

The President presented a letter from Mr. Charles Merrill in re.
the Hartung Estate.  Mr. Ross suggested that Mr. Merrill should
be thanked for the work he has done and is doing on this matter.
Mrs. Wardin suggested that we have a representative at the meet-
ing of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows.  Mr. Ross questioned that
this could be done, but suggested that Mr. Merrill be allowed to
present the matter to them.

The President presented the calendar for the academic year 1942-
43 and letters and petitions of protest from the students with
regard to the opening date.  Dr. Olmsted moved approval of the
calendar as presented.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read letters from Mr. S. B. Doten concerning the War
Bulletin and the inspection of the Nevada Experiment Station.

Dr. Hartmen read a letter from Miss Sameth proposed that the Uni-
versity should purchase about 70 new gym suits at about $7 each
and pay $3 for used suits which have been laundered and $2.50
for those which have not been laundered - the last 1 mentioned to
be purchased from girls who no longer need their suits.  These
suits are to be rented to the students for $1.50 per semester,
this fee to be charged all Freshman and Sophomore students re-
gardless of medical excuses.  Mrs. Wardin moved adoption of
this plan.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented Dr. Wood's recommendation that Charles
Saalfrank and Keith Zeigler be reappointed as Fellows in Mathe-
matics for the College year 1942-43, each to receive a salary of
$1000 per year and each to teach 12-13 hours per week.  Mr.
Williams moved approval of this proposal.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented Dr. Sears' recommendation that Holly
Mertel and Albin Lindblad continue as Fellows in Chemistry at
$600 per year with exemption from tuition and fees in the De-
partment.  Dr. Olmsted moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman presented Dr. Chappelle's recommendation that
Christian F. Melz be re-elected an Instructor in the Department
of Modern Languages at a salary of $2000 per year for the aca-
demic year 1942-43.  Dr. Olmsted moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended R. M. Oliver for re-election as an As-
sistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
at a salary of $2100 per year, effective July 1, 1942.  Mr.
Williams moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Acting Dean S. G. Palmer be made
Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at
a salary of $4500 per year, effective July 1, 1942 - no longer
to be Acting Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Mrs. Wardin moved approval of this recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Professor A. E. Hill be made Head
of the English Department, effective July 1, 1942.  Dr. Olmsted
moved approval of this recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Associate Professor J. R. Van Dyke
be made Acting Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
at a salary of $2750 per year, effective July 1, 1942.  Mr.
Williams moved approval of this recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Dr. Harry Wheeler, Assistant Profes-
sor in the Department of Geology, be advanced to the rank of As-
sociate Professor in the Department of Geology with a salary of
$2400 per year, effective July 1, 1942.  Mrs. Wardin moved ap-
proval of this recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Dr. S. S. Batdorf be advanced from
the rank of Assistant Professor to that of Associate Professor of
Physics at a salary of $2700 per year, effective July 1, 1942.
Mr. Williams moved approval of this recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. L. E. Chadwick be advanced from
an Instructorship to rank of Assistant Professor of Economics,
Business and Sociology at a salary of $2400 per year, effective
July 1, 1942.  Mrs. Wardin moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Dr. Everett Harris be made an As-
sistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at a salary of $2400
per year, effective July 1, 1942 - no longer to be listed as As-
sistant Professor of Mathematics.  Mr. Williams moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. E. M. Beesley be advanced from
the rank of Instructor to that of Assistant Professor of Mathe-
matics at a salary of $2100 per year, effective July 1, 1942.
Dr. Olmsted moved approval of this recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. C. W. Hodgson be advanced from
the rank of Instructor to that of Assistant Professor of Agronomy
effective July 1, 1942.  Mr. Williams moved approval of this
recommendation.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President recommended the retirement on a pension at the end
of academic year 1941-42 of Miss Margaret Mack, Dean of Women,
and Miss Sarah Lewis, Head of the Department of Home Economics,
with a pension for each of $900 per year.  The President also
read letters from Miss Mack and Miss Lewis.  The Governor is to
be asked for approval of the pensions.  Mrs. Wardin moved that
this recommendation be approved and letter written for the Board.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the appointment of Miss Mildred Swift of
Akron, Ohio as Professor and Acting Head of the Department of
Home Economics to succeed Miss Lewis, at a salary of $3200 per
year, effective September 1, 1942.  Dr. Olmsted moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the appointment of Mrs. Lucile Benson of
Berkeley, California as Dean of Women to succeed Miss Mack, at a
salary of $2100 per year, effective August 1, 1942.  Mrs. Wardin
moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the extension for another year of the
leave of absence granted to Warren O. Wagner on March 29, 1941.
Dr. Olmsted moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that a leave of absence for the duration
of the war be granted to Professor J. P. Puffinbarger, effective
August 1, 1942, and to Professor James Coleman, effective March
20, 1942.  Mr. Williams moved approval.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman presented the financial report of the University for
the period ending June 30, 1942, and Mr. Thompson's report on
conversion of heating plant.  Mrs. Wardin moved that $400 be paid
to Mr. Charles Thompson for his work on the heating plant report.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved that the President and the Comptroller be given
authority to arrange for purchase of materials for heating plant
if priority is given and go ahead with the changes without fur-
ther authority from the Regents.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Wardin moved that it be written into the records that the
Board appreciates the work which Mr. Gorman has done in the mat-
ter of the heating plant over and above his own duties.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman called in Mr. Friedhoff at this time, and he, having
made a separate investigation of the heating plant estimates,
concurred with Mr. Thompson and Mr. Gorman in their findings.

Dr. Hartman presented a letter from the Executive Committee of
the Alumni Association respecting the question of enrollment
of Japansese students at the University of Nevada and also a
similar letter from the Bar Association of the State of Nevada.
The President reported that he had received about 5 letters from
Japanese students asking for permission to enter the University
and that he had followed orders from the Executive Committee of
the Board of Regents not to allow any Japanese to enter until
the full Board had met and discussed the matter.

Dr. Hartman reported that the Reno Fire Department has installed
an Air Raid Warning siren on the roof of Morrill Hall and read a
letter from the Fire Chief asking for permission from the Regents
to install this siren.  The action of the President in granting
this permission was approved by the Regents.

The President read letters from Mr. Max Fleischmann to Mr. Ross
dated March 2, 1942 and the President's reply to same bearing
date of March 5, together with Mr. Fleischmann's reply of April
7, 1942 relative to non-payment of dividends on common stock by
Standard Brands and Mr. Fleischmann's personal gift of the amount
of the expected dividends.

The President read letter from Dean Stewart relative to tree from
the Port of Palos, Spain from which Columbus set sail for America
to be secured and planted on the University grounds.  The Regents
agreed that this might feasibly be done sometime in the future
but that it was out of the question at the present time.

Meeting recessed at 12:00 until 1:30 P.M.

The President presented Dr. Church's letter relative to the
Nevada Art Gallery.  The Regents decided that this group should
present their proposition to the Legislature through the Washoe
County delegation and have an enabling act passed by the Legis-
lature so that the University could legally take over this
Gallery.

The President read a letter from Mrs. William Pohl, which is to
be kept on file, suggesting that no further checks be sent to
Mr. Pohl.

Dr. Hartman read letter from Mr. S. C. Dinsmore relative to in-
creases in salary for people on his staff to come from Petroleum
Products Inspection fund and his reply that the Regents have no
control over this fund.

The President read letter from Dr. Records recommending a leave
of absence without pay for Mrs. Louise Weber for 6 months, be-
ginning August 1, 1942, and the employment in Mrs. Weber's place
of Mrs. Martha Plumley as Technician for 7 months, beginning
July 1, 1942, at a salary of $150 per month.  Dr. Olmsted moved
approval of these recommendations.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President read letter from Professor A. E. Hill giving his
approval of the text of the Artemisia and recommending that the
Regents give their usual support to the book.  It was moved that
the University purchase 90 copies of the Artemisia.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the following increases in salary for
faculty members, effective July 1, 1942:

                      Present      Increase     Salary for
                       Salary                     1942-43

Auchampaugh            $1800         $300         $2100
Billings                2400          300          2700
Bratton                 1320          120          1440
Butterworth             1650          250          1900
De Ruff                 1320          120          1440
Griffin                 2400          100          2500
Holmes                  1500          300          1800
Hutcheson               2400          200          2600
Johnson, P. (10 months) 1100          100          1200
Joslin                  1500          150          1650
Lowrance                2400          300          2700
Mac Kenzie              2200          300          2500
Mazour                  2600          200          2800
Marsh                   2100          100          2200
Miller                  2200          150          2350
Richardson              1800          300          2100
Ryan                    2000          100          2100
Russell                 1900          100          2000
Traner                  4200          300          4500
Vance                   2100          300          2400
Webster                 2600          100          2700
Wiederhold              1800          200          2000
Williams                2200          300          2500

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of these salary changes.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the following increases for staff members
effective July 1, 1942:

                              Present      Proposed      Monthly
                                                        Increase

Carl Horn                     $200.00       $215.00       $15.00
Charles Rickabaubh             150.00        160.00        10.00
Herbert Preuss                 154.16        160.00         5.84
J. B. Rosasco                  125.00        135.00        10.00
J. K. Welsh                    110.00        115.00         5.00
B. F. Gilliam                  110.00        115.00         5.00
Frank Hubbler - heating plant    4.50          5.00        13.00
Frank Hubbler - lawn mower       5.50            --           --
James Mullen - heating plant     4.50          5.00        13.00
James Mullen - lawn mower        4.00          4.50        13.00
Henry Dietrich - labor           4.00          4.50        13.00
Frank Vesco - labor              4.00          4.50        13.00
Elmer Pezzi - labor              4.00          4.50        13.00
Frank Hays - labor               4.00          4.50        13.00
Janitors:
Mrs. Maude Wilson              120.00        125.00         5.00
Charles Gadda                  110.00        115.00         5.00
Mrs. Dora Hook                 100.00        115.00        15.00
Mrs. May Kelly                 100.00        115.00        15.00
Fred Woolcock                  100.00        115.00        15.00
M. E. Lewis                    100.00        115.00        15.00
Mrs. Clara Boland              100.00        115.00        15.00
Mrs. Ida Bertrand              100.00        115.00        15.00
J. R. Tait                     100.00        115.00        15.00
B. K. Kirk                     100.00        115.00        15.00
8 Extra Men (6 months)           4.00          4.50        78.00

Mrs. Steiner                   125.00        135.00        10.00
Miss Romano                    125.00        135.00        10.00

Dr. Olmsted moved approval of these salary changes.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the changes in the Women's Physical
Education Department in the new Gymnasium and excavation under
the Gymnasium as proposed by the President.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Joe Mc Donnell was called in by the Regents to discuss a suc-
cessor to Mr. Mc Donnell in the position of Graduate Manager.
Dr. Olmsted moved that Miss Dolores Saval be employed as Acting
Graduate Manager at $2000 per year - $1444.45 from University
funds, the rest from A. S. U. N. funds - until such time as a
qualified successor can be obtained.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved that no further matriculations be permitted
of persons of Japanese birth or ancestry unless born in the
State of Nevada.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Meeting adjourned at 3:55 P.M. with the understanding that the
next meeting is to be held on September 26 unless called earlier
by the Chairman.