05/09/1955

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 9-10, 1955




05-09-1955
Volume 7 - Pages 114-121

                 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
                         May 9, 1955

The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met for a
luncheon meeting in the Riverside Hotel at noon on Monday,
May 9, 1955.  Present:  Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson,
Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President Stout.  The meeting
was called to order by the Chairman at 12:40 P.M.

Scholarships and Prizes

    A survey of the minutes of the Board of Regents showed that
    certain scholarships and prizes and/or the conditions of
    their award had not been previously approved by the Board
    of Regents.  The President recommended that they now be
    approved.

    Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that approval be
    given to these scholarships and prizes as stated on the
    following list and that they be so included in the publi-
    cation of the University bulletin, "Scholarships and Prizes".

    Armanko Office Supply Scholarship

        Established 1936.  Two scholarship awards of $100 each to
        students in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics.
        Students must meet the following requirements:  (1) Up-
        right moral character; (2) General scholarship; (3) Out-
        standing scholastic attainment in the Department; (4)
        Evidence of interest in the field; (5) Completion of a
        minimum of 4 hours in the Department during the past
        year; (6) Financial need is considered only when two stu-
        dents otherwise possess equal qualifications.

        1/2 of this award is paid in the Fall and the other 1/2
        in the Spring semesters.

        (Neither the scholarship nor conditions have been ap-
        proved.)

    American Association of University Women Memberships

        Established 1944.  The Board of Directors of the American
        Association of University Women annually selects 3 gradu-
        ating Senior girls to receive honorary memberships.  The
        selection is determined upon the recommendation of the
        Deans of the University.  The names of the recipients are
        announced on Commencement Day.

        (Neither awards nor conditions have been approved.)

    Associated Women Students' Scholarship

        Established 1918.  The Associated Women Students of the
        University of Nevada present an annual scholarship of $50
        to a woman student who possesses excellent character,
        good scholarship and leadership quality.  This scholar-
        ship is awarded by the Scholarships and Prizes Committee
        from recommendations submitted by the Associated Women
        Students' Council.  The award shall be made to a Fresh-
        man, Sophomore or Junior student who has completed at
        least one year of study at the University of Nevada.

        (Neither scholarship nor conditions have been approved.)

    Bennett News Photography Award

        Established in 1950.  Charles Bennett of Reno set up an
        annual reward of a week's all-expense training in news
        photography in San Francisco for a promising student in
        pictorial journalism in the Department of Journalism.

        The recipient, who is chosen by the Chairman of the
        Department spends the week working with top staff mem-
        bers of the International News Photo, Acme, Associated
        Press, the Call Bulletin, the Examiner and other San
        Francisco newspapers to develop and increase his skill
        to news reporting by camera.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Philo Sherman Bennett Prize

        Established 1909.  This prize is the interest on a fund
        of $400 given to the University of Nevada by the Honor-
        able Philo Sherman Bennett of New Haven, Connecticut.
        The prize is awarded for the best essay on "The Princi-
        ple of Free Government".  The income from this fund is
        allowed to accumulate until a prize of approximately
        $50 can be given.

        (Award approved but not the conditions.)

    The Azro E. Cheney Scholarship

        Established 1922.  The Honorable Azro E. Cheney bequeath-
        ed $5000 in trust to the University of Nevada to be con-
        trolled and invested by the Board of Regents.  The in-
        come from this fund is awarded at each annual Commence-
        ment to that member of the Freshman or Sophomore class
        who is a bona fide resident of Nevada and who is certi-
        fied by the Chairman of the Department of English as
        being the best student in English during that year.
        Both character and improvement are also considered.

        1/2 of the award is payable in the Fall term and the
        other 1/2 in the Spring.

        (Award approved but not the conditions.)

    The Delta Delta Delta Scholarship

        Established 1949.  Theta Theta Chapter of Delta Delta
        Delta offers an annual scholarship of $150 to a woman
        student at the University of Nevada.  In selecting the
        recipient, attention is given to the following require-
        ments:  (1) Financial need; (2) General scholarship;
        (3) Upright moral character; (4) Campus leadership
        ability.

        1/2 of the scholarship is paid in the Fall and the other
        1/2 in the Spring semesters.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    The Emporium of Music Scholarship

        Established 1944.  Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Woodward offer a
        scholarship of $100 to a student in the Department of
        Music with attention to the following requirements:
        (1) Upright moral character; (2) General scholarship;
        (3) Outstanding scholastic ability in the Department;
        (4) Evidence of interest in the field as shown by par-
        ticipation in band, chorus or orchestra; (5) Completion
        of a minimum of 4 hours in the Department during the
        school year; (6) Other things being equal, preference
        is given to the student intending to specialize in
        Music; (7) Financial need is a consideration only when
        two students otherwise possess equal qualifications.

        1/2 of this award is paid in the Fall and the other 1/2
        in the Spring semesters.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Major Max C. Fleischmann Scholarships

        Board has not approved awards of $250 for residents of
        Reno or Sparks and Las Vegas, if attending the Southern
        Branch; and awards of $500 for other recipients.

    French Medal

        Established 1935.  A medal is awarded annually by the
        French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the inter-
        mediation of the French Consul General at San Francisco,
        to that member of the graduating class who has shown
        high excellence in French courses throughout the Junior
        and Senior years and who, in the opinion of the Chair-
        man of the Department of Foreign Languages, is most
        deserving of this honor.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Ginsburg Jewelry Company Award

        Established 1939.  In original award a watch was awarded
        to a man student, but now a man and woman student receive
        the watches.

        (The award of the watch to the woman student has not been
        approved, no change in conditions which have been ap-
        proved.)

    Grand Army of the Republic Scholarship

        Established 1922.  The original requirements stipulated
        that the recipient must be a descendent of a soldier or
        sailor who served in the Union Army in the Civil War.
        This requirement has been removed and the change has
        not been approved by the Board.

    Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F. Scholarships

        Established 1939.  Four awards of $150 each, two to young
        men and two to young women satisfying the following re-
        quirements:  (1) The son or daughter of an Odd Fellow and
        a Rebekah in good standing within their respective lodges
        in the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., of
        Nevada; (2) A good scholastic standing; (3) Good moral
        character and promise of future achievement; (4) Been
        graduated from a Nevada high school and completed the
        Freshman year at the University of Nevada; (5) Received
        no other scholarship.

        The recipients are approved and chosen by the Scholarship
        Committee of the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Nevada.

        (Neither awards nor conditions have been approved.)

    The Carl Raymond Gray Scholarships to 4-H Members

        Established in 1926.  Scholarship of $100 in Agriculture
        or Home Economics to one boy or girl 4-H member in each
        county served by the Union Pacific Railroad.  The student
        must be entering a 4-year course in Agriculture or Home
        Economics at the State College of Agriculture or for Ag-
        ricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Forestry
        and Veterinary Medicine, when these courses are in anoth-
        er School within the State College of Agriculture.

        The winner of the award in each county is selected by a
        committee of 3 in that county on the basis of quality and
        quantity of project work and records, and on the basis
        of character, interest, qualities of leadership, com-
        munity activities, school activities and scholastic
        standing.

        Payment is made in one installment 6 weeks after regis-
        tration in the College and upon certification of the
        Director of Resident Teaching in Agriculture.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    The Carl Raymond Gray Scholarship in Vocational Agriculture

        Established in 1926.  The Union Pacific Railroad offers
        a scholarship of $100 to a high school boy from each
        Nevada county served by the railroad.  The recipient
        must have completed a high school vocational agricul-
        tural course with the highest average rank in scholar-
        ship, supervised practice work and qualities of leader-
        ship.  The student must be entering a 4-year course
        in Agriculture at the State College of Agriculture or
        for Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education,
        Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, when these courses
        are in another School within the State College of
        Agriculture.

        The winner in each county is selected by a committee of
        3 from that county.

        Payment is made in one installment 6 weeks after regis-
        tration in College and upon the certification of the
        Director of Resident Teaching in Agriculture.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Royal D. Hartung Industrial Education Scholarship

        Established 1942.  Under the terms of the Will of the
        late Otto Hartung, "The Royal D. Hartung Industrial
        Education Fund" was established.

        Awards of $500 are awarded from the income from the fund
        to qualified students (preferably orphans) who are seek-
        ing an industrial education in College of Engineering.

        (The award has been approved but not the conditions.)

    Kennecott Copper Corporation

        Established 1948.  Original conditions and grant of $750
        scholarship approved.  Amount since increased to $1000
        which has not been approved.  No change in conditions.

    William S. Lunsford Scholarship

        Established 1935.  Original conditions and grant of $75
        scholarship approved.  Amount of scholarship has been
        increased to $100 which has not been approved.  No
        change in conditions.

    The Honorable William O'Hara Martin and Louise Stadtmuller
    Martin Scholarship in History and Political Science

        Established 1946.  Award of $50 to a woman student com-
        pleting her Sophomore or Junior year of College with
        attention to the following requirements:  (1) Courageous
        citizenship and high personal conduct; (2) General
        scholarship; (3) Outstanding scholastic ability in the
        Department; (4) Evidence of interest in the Social
        Science field; (5) Completion of a minimum of 10 hours
        in History or Political Science; (6) Financial need is
        a consideration only when two students otherwise possess
        equal qualifications.

        1/2 of this award is paid in the Fall and the other 1/2
        in the Spring semesters.

        (The award has been approved but not the conditions.)

    The Rose Sigler Mathews Scholarship

        Established 1920.  Awards of $100 on the basis of schol-
        arship, need, character and promise of good citizenship.

        (The awards have been approved but not the conditions.)

    Nevada Rebekah Assembly Scholarship

        Established 1939.  An award of $100 to a student meeting
        the following requirements:  (1) A son or daughter of a
        Rebekah of 5-years good standing; or of a Rebekah, who
        is deceased, and was in good standing at the time of her
        death, in a Rebekah Lodge under the jurisdiction of the
        Rebekah Assembly, I. O. O. F. of Nevada; (2) Good charac-
        ter and kind, generous and thoughtful in relations with
        fellow students and faculty members; (3) Good scholastic
        standing; (4) Participation in a reasonable number of
        extra-curricular activities; (5) Partially self-support-
        ing and in need of financial assistance in order to con-
        tinue work at the University; (6) Sophomore or Junior
        standing at the University of Nevada.

        The recipient is chosen by a Committee of Rebekah As-
        sembly, I. O. O. F. of Nevada.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Nevada State Press Association Scholarship

        Established 1938.  The Nevada State Press Association es-
        tablished this annual scholarship of $100 to assist and
        encourage worthy and promising Nevada students preparing
        for the profession of Journalism.

        It is awarded under the following conditions, as outlined
        by the Executive Committee of the Press Association.  The
        recipient (1) Must be a graduate of a Nevada high school;
        (2) Must be registered in the course of Journalism or
        have elected a field of concentration in Journalism; (3)
        Must have revealed talent in this field; (4) Must have
        shown proficiency and earnestness in the course in
        Journalism; (5) Must have attained in all University
        work the average grade required for graduation; (6)
        Must have at least one more year of University work to
        complete and normally must have been registered as a
        student at the University for at least two consecutive
        years prior to the time of the awarding of the scholar-
        ship; (7) Must be at least in part self-supporting and
        in need of financial assistance in order to continue
        University work.

        If the recipient of the scholarship fails to keep in
        good standing, except through circumstances beyond his
        control, or fails to attend the University the follow-
        ing year, he automatically forfeits the scholarship.
        The award then goes to an alternate chosen under the
        same conditions.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Premedical-Prenursing Scholarship

        Established 1931.  An award of $100 to the worthiest
        premedical or prenursing student who has completed the
        Freshman or Sophomore year at the University of Nevada.

        1/2 of this scholarship is paid in the Fall and the
        other 1/2 in the Spring semesters.

        (The award has been approved but not the conditions.)

    The Rotary Club of Reno

        Established 1939.  An award of $300 to a graduate of a
        high school in Reno or vicinity.

        The recipient is selected by the officers of the Reno
        Rotary Club No. 248 in cooperation with the Chairman
        of the Committee on Scholarships and Prizes and must
        have:  (1) The general qualifications of a Freshman
        scholarship; (2) Good moral character and promise of
        becoming a good citizen; (3) A good record of partici-
        pation in extra-curricular activities.

        (The increased award and new conditions have not been
        approved.)

    Reno Newspapers, Inc

        Established 1954.  Award of $100.  Reno Newspapers, Inc.,
        publishers of the Reno Evening Gazette and the Nevada
        State Journal, offer this scholarship to a student with
        a major interest in Business Administration who has sat-
        isfied the general requirements for Departmental scholar-
        ships and completed a minimum of 4 hours in the Depart-
        ment during the past school year.

        (Award approved but not the conditions.)

    Sears-Roebuck Agricultural Foundation Scholarships

        Established 1941.  Award for Sophomore man student in-
        creased from $200 to $250.  (Increase has not been ap-
        proved.)

        Award for Freshman woman in Home Economics ($200) has
        not been approved.

    Rita Hope Winer Scholarship

        Established 1938.  This scholarship, established by gifts
        from friends of Rita Hope Winer, provides that $50 from
        the principal and the income shall be awarded to the
        most deserving woman, who, completing her Junior year,
        is including in her work all the minimum required
        courses in the School of Education to entitle her to a
        high school diploma, and who plans to be a public school
        teacher.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Kenneth W. Yeates Scholarship

        Established 1952.  Mr. Kenneth W. Yeates of Glenbrook,
        Nevada, offers a scholarship of $100 to a student in
        the Department of Psychology.  Factors to be considered
        include character, well balanced personality, above
        average scholarship in general, outstanding scholastic
        aptitude and achievement in the Department, and a field
        of concentration in Psychology.  Financial need will be
        seriously considered, but not as the main determinant
        or a substitute for high scholarship.

        (Neither award nor conditions have been approved.)

    Josephine Beam Scholarships

        Established 1944.  Board has not approved awards of
        $250 for residents of Reno or Sparks and Las Vegas,
        if attending the Southern Branch; and awards of $500
        for other recipients.

    Charles Francis Cutts Scholarships

        Established 1950.  By the Will of Charles Francis Cutts,
        about $72,500 was bequeathed to the University of Nevada
        for establishing the Charles Francis Cutts Scholarship
        Fund, the income from which shall annually be given to
        students of the University who, in the judgement of the
        Board of Regents, possess the highest character and the
        best scholarship record while attending the University.

        The Board of Regents has authorized the Scholarships
        and Prizes Committee to select two recipients for these
        scholarships each year subject to the approval of the
        President of the University.

        (Not previously approved.)

Honorary Degrees

    President Stout recommended that honorary degrees be con-
    ferred at the June Commencement to the following individuals.

    Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the honorary
    degrees, as indicated below, be conferred upon these indi-
    viduals, and that the President proceed with necessary ar-
    rangements.

        Sarah Fleischmann  - Doctor of Humane Letters - L. H. D.
        Maude Frazier      - Doctor of Letters - Litt. D.
        Arthur Orvis       - Doctor of Letters - Litt. D.
        Adm. John Redman   - Doctor of Laws - LL. D.
        Lester Summerfield - Doctor of Laws - LL. D.

Foreign Operations Administration

    President Stout reported that the University of Nevada has
    been invited to take over an advisory program of higher
    education in the country of Libya.  The assignment would
    consist of a preliminary survey of the President (or his
    representative) and one other person designated by him.
    If, after the preliminary survey, the Foreign Operations
    Administration, the University of Nevada and the Government
    of Libya agree as to the desirability of proceeding with
    the program, a 3-year contract would be offered.  The Pres-
    ident recommended that the preliminary survey be undertaken.

    Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the initial
    step (the preliminary survey) be approved, and that the
    President proceed with negotiations with the Foreign Opera-
    tions Administration.

Thomas E. Buckman

    President Stout discussed a report from Dean Bertrand on the
    reorganization of personnel and positions in the College of
    Agriculture.  He pointed out that Mr. Buckman had been given
    his choice of 2 positions in the new set-up with no decrease
    in salary, but that Mr. Buckman had not accepted either of
    them.  President Stout then presented the following recom-
    mendation:

        At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board
        of Regents on April 28, 1955, I presented to you a re-
        port to me from Dean John Bertrand of the College of
        Agriculture concerning Mr. Thomas Buckman.  The con-
        clusion of Dean Bertrand's report is his recommendation
        that Mr. Buckman be retired as of July 1, 1955.

        After studying the present situation and the background
        for it, I find myself in agreement with Dean Bertrand.

        Therefore, I recommend to you that Mr. Thomas Buckman
        be retired as of July 1, 1955.  I further recommend
        that Mr. Buckman be granted terminal leave to begin on
        July 1, 1955.

    Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimsouly that the Execu-
    tive Committee of the Regents schedule a meeting for the
    purpose of giving Mr. Buckman the opportunity to appear
    before them to make any explanation he desires, or to sub-
    mit in writing anything he cares to present; and that the
    Secretary notify Mr. Buckman in writing of the meeting, en-
    closing a copy each of Dean Bertrand's letter of April 26,
    1955, and the recommendation of President Stout dated May
    9, 1955.

   *The meeting was set for 4 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 1955 in
    the President's office.

Western Pacific Spur Track

    The following resolution, prepared by Mr. Thompson, was
    presented:

                            RESOLUTION

        WHEREAS, pursuant to an agreement dated August 13, 1921,
        as modified by a supplemental agreement dated February 9,
        1934, between the Western Pacific Railroad Company and
        the University of Nevada, a spur track to serve the Uni-
        versity has been constructed and maintained in a location
        from the main line of the Western Pacific Railroad Com-
        pany to the lower University of Nevada Campus near the
        present Engineering building; and

        WHEREAS, said agreement, as modified, provides for its
        termination by either party giving to the other party a
        year's notice in writing of such termination; and

        WHEREAS, the spur track is no longer useful to the Uni-
        versity of Nevada and must be removed from its location
        on University property to allow for the proposed con-
        struction of the building comprising the Max C. Fleisch-
        mann College of Agriculture.

        BE IT RESOLVED, that the Comptroller of the University
        of Nevada, acting for and on behalf of the University of
        Nevada be and he hereby is authorized and directed to
        notify the Western Pacific Railroad Company in writing
        that the aforesaid agreement dated August 13, 1921, as
        modified by the supplemental agreement dated February
        9, 1934, between Western Pacific Railroad Company and
        the University of Nevada be terminated as of one year
        from the date of said notice.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the said Comptroller be,
        and he hereby is, authorized, for and on behalf of the
        University of Nevada, to agree with the Western Pacific
        Railroad Company to the immediate termination of said
        agreement dated August 13, 1921, as modified, or to the
        termination thereof as of any date within the aforesaid
        one year period which will be satisfactory to the
        Western Pacific Railroad Company, and to request the
        Western Pacific Railroad Company, at the earliest con-
        venient date, to remove from the property of the Uni-
        versity of Nevada all rails, splices, bolts, switches,
        frogs, switch stands, ties, connections and other
        materials in said spur track.

    Motion by Mr. Ross carried unanimously that the resolution
    be adopted and that Mr. Hayden proceed with arrangements
    for removal of the tracks.

The meeting adjourned at 1:45 P.M.

*Meeting time was changed to 5 P.M. on Monday, May 16, 1955.