UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 5 - Pages 446-453
May 12, 1945
The regular Commencement Meeting of the Board of Regents was
called to order by Chairman Ross at 9:45 A.M. in the President's
office. Present: Regents Henningsen, Sheerin, Mc Namee, Ross,
Sirkegian; Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley.
Motion by Mr. Mc Namee that the reading of the minutes of the
meeting of March 24, 1945, be dispensed with and that they be
approved as submitted, passed unanimously.
President's Information Report:
(1) Of the $25,000 granted by the 1945 Legislature for salary
increases, $23,300 has been apportioned, after due consul-
tation with the academic Deans, among faculty members now
on duty at the University, actual recommendations to be
submitted under "President's Recommendations".
(2) Lawton B. Kline, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages,
wishes to return to the University this Fall. His salary
will be $1800 per year, as set by the Regents at their
meeting on January 1, 1944.
(3) The Washoe County Bar Association has appointed a standing
committee for cooperation between the University of Nevada
and the Association, composed of Lester Summerfield, Chair-
man, Robert Z. Hawkins, Vice Chairman, John S. Belford,
Morley Griswold, Miles N. Pike, William J. Kane and Albert
(4) Mr. O. T. Muehlmeyer, owner of the Muehlmeyer Heat Treat-
ment Company of Rockford, Illinois, gave a series of lec-
tures and demonstrations which proved interesting and
beneficial to faculty and student groups. Mr. Muehlmeyer
has offered to give to the University a small bench gas
heat treating furnace that can be used in the Mechanical
Shop. When it arrives, President Moseley will accept it
in the name of the Board of Regents.
(5) The University applied for a Naval Reserve Officers Train-
ing Unit but did not get it because of lack of facilities
and the problem of keeping both an ROTC and an NROTC. It
was felt wiser to strengthen the ROTC than to attempt more
than we could do well.
(6) The Honorary Board of Visitors met on Friday, May 11th,
with Judge Taber as Chairman. They were given a tour of
the Campus and a luncheon at the University Dining Hall.
President Moseley told them of plans and needs and was
pleased with their response.
(7) An anonymous gift of $250 for scholarships in the Depart-
ment of Foreign Languages is to be awarded $50 each, be-
ginning with this Commencement.
(8) Major Fleischmann made a gift of stock certificates for the
support of agriculture to be anonymous and known as "a gift
from a citizen of Nevada on behalf of agriculture". These
certificates N21288 to N21337 inclusive at 100 shares each,
Standard Brands Incorporated, no par value, registered in
the name of "Board of Regents, University of Nevada", were
given to Comptroller Gorman to be placed in the safety
deposit box at the First National Bank.
(9) Professor Chadwick is resigning as Acting Graduate Manager
because of his request for a leave of absence.
(10) A letter from Mrs. Mary Beth Bornet, President of the
Senior Class, gives $50 left in the trust with the Comp-
troller for the erection of 2 lights with metal bases to
be placed by the walks in front of Manzanita Hall.
A. Recommendations for Degrees
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the following candidates, as ap-
proved by the University faculty on May 10, 1945, and previ-
ously approved by the respective College faculties, be
granted the indicated degrees and diplomas, passed unani-
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Bachelor of Arts
Dorothy Mae Abel Lucille Leonard
Marie Eugenia Aldrich Elizabeth Patton Lowrance
Mary Beth Winchester Bornet Rose Marie Mayhew
Lucile Margaret Brown *Harriet Beverly Mc Neil
Barbara Ann Byington *Arlene Merialdo
Patricia Herz Cooke Clarence Stockton Miller
Barbara Rose Smith Dilly Betty I. Molignoni
**Norma May Ferguson Theresa Ann Nagle
Italo Peter Gavazzi *Kathleen Bonita Norris
Nadine Elaine Gibson Dorman Gregory Patten
Jack Kenneth Good Jack J. Pieri
Beulah Marion Haddow *Bette Marie Poe
Barbara Jacqueline Heany Lucille Kathryn Shea
Florence Leonore Hill Gilbert Sutton
Lois Loraine Honeywell Anna Louise Swope
Genevieve Gloria Johns Jacqueline Iris Thompson
*Kathryn Aileen Wilkes Kelly Brownlie Renaud Wylie
Doris Ellen Night
Bachelor of Science
Margaret Louise Kennedy Wilma M. Smith
NEVADA STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade
Olga Brose Jones
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
*Phyllis May Baumann *Dawna Marie Jeppesen
Jayne Estelle Creel *Anna Belle Mc Vicar
*Madeline Gertrude Elder Patricia Helen Thomas
Carmelina Bergeret Grundel *Marjorie Whipple
Nancy Marie Herz
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Donald R. Burrus Carl Asbury Hill
Master of Arts
Emile Justin Gezelin
*Will receive, in addition, Teacher's Diploma of High
**Will receive, in addition, Teacher's Diploma of Grammar
B. Recommendations on Personnel
(1) That, effective July 1, 1945, Mr. Leonard E. Chadwick,
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Adminis-
tration, be granted a year's leave of absence on half
pay, $1300, in order that he may continue graduate work
at the University of California
(2) That, effective May 1, 1945, the resignation of Mrs.
Gertrude Carrick as Assistant in the Library be ac-
(3) That, effective September 1, 1945, Dr. John D. Bibb be
reappointed as University Physician at a salary of
$100 per month for 9 months.
(4) That, effective September 1, 1945, Mrs. Beatrice Warren
R. N. be reappointed as Head Nurse at a salary of $150
per month for 9 months.
(5) That, effective September 1, 1945, Mrs. J. B. Lynch be
reappointed as Assistant to the Head Nurse at a salary
of $100 per month for 9 months.
(6) That, effective July 1, 1945, Dr. Charlton G. Laird be
advanced from Associate Professor to Professor and
Head of the Department of English at a salary of $3600.
(7) That, effective September 1, 1945, one full-time pro-
fessionally trained, Library Assistant be employed at
$150 per month, in the place of Mrs. Carrick, resigned.
(8) That, effective July 1, 1945, Miss Bette M. Poe be
appointed as Acting Instructor in the Department of
Economics, Business and Sociology, for one year at a
salary of $1800, in the place of Mr. Chadwick, on
(9) That, effective July 1, 1945, Dr. J. E. Moose be ap-
pointed as Professor of Chemistry at a salary of $3900
(10) That, effective July 1, 1945, Miss Margery J. Turner be
appointed as Instructor in Physical Education for Women
at a salary of $2600 per year.
(11) That, effective February 1, 1946, Miss Grace Semenza be
appointed as Acting Assistant in Sociology at a salary
of $300 for the semester.
(12) That, effective May 1, 1945, Mrs. Henrietta Christian-
sen be appointed as part-time helper in the Petroleum
Products Laboratory, on a month to month basis at a
salary of $25 per month, to be paid from Petroleum
Products Inspection Funds.
(13) That, effective July 1, 1945, Mr. Le Grand Walker be
made Manager of University Farms at a salary of $250
per month plus house and utilities.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the above 13 items be approved,
Major Fleischmann came into the meeting and said that a
check for $5000 was available at once for Mr. Walker's use
in purchasing stock to improve the University herds and ex-
pressed the hope that they would be brought up to a high
standard within the period of 1 year. Later in the day,
Major Fleischmann announced two gifts of $1000 each, one
from Mr. Norman Biltz and one from a donor to be announced
later. These donations are to be used for the above purpose.
In addition, Major Fleischmann presented a check for $5000
in cash to be used for improvements and other purposes at
the Fleischmann Dairy Farm. Chairman Ross, on behalf of
the Regents, thanked Major Fleischmann and expressed deep
appreciation for this and his many other fine gifts to the
The Board went into executive session at 11:00 o'clock and re-
turned to open session at 11:30 A.M.
Continuing recommendations on personnel, President Moseley
presented the following salary increases:
Effective June 1, 1945
Verner E. Scott, Economist - from $4000 to $4200
Otto R. Schulz, Soil Conservationist - from $4000 to $4200
Marguerite Callahan, Stenographer - from $1800 to $1980
Phoebe Swett, Clerk-Stenographer - from $1680 to $1800
Velma Van Lew, Clerk-Stenographer - from $1620 to $1740
Lois Mc New, Stenographer-Typist - from $1500 to $1560
Elsie Upson, Clerk-Mimeographer - from $1380 to $1500
Edna Champaigne, Stenographer-Typist - from $1620 to $1740
Dorothy Quaid, Stenographer-Typist - from $1500 to $1620
All the above increases will be paid from Agricultural
Extension Division Funds.
Effective July 1, 1945
Rhodes, Jeanette C., Registrar - from $2700 to $3000
Schumacher, Phyllis, Clerk Comptroller's Office - from $1800
Deans and Directors
Wood, Fredrick, Arts & Science - from $4800 to $5500
Wilson, Fred, Agriculture - from $4800 to $5000
Traner, Fred, Education - from $4800 to $5200
Palmer, S. G., Engineering - from $4800 to $5500
Carpenter, Jay A., Mackay School of Mines - from $1200 to
$1400 (Total $5500 - see Public Service)
Thompson, R. C., Dean of Men - from $4200 to $4800
Brown, Harold N., Summer Sessions & Professor - from $3350 to
Marsh, Alice B., Acting Dean of Women - from $2700 to $3000
Hill, J. J., Librarian - from $4200 to $4350
Griffin, R. S., Acting Dean of Men - from $3600 to $4200
Palmer, Walter S., Analytical Laboratory - from $2400 to
$2600 (Total $5200 - see Public Service)
Professors (Department Heads)
Lehenbauer, P. A., Biology - from $3600 to $4200
Sears, G. W., Chemistry - from $3600 to $4200
Bixby, F. L., Civil Engineering - from $3600 to $4200
Inwood, Ernest L., Economics & Business Administration - from
$2600 to $4200
Higginbotham, A. L., Journalism - from $2900 to $3400
(Total $4900 - $1500 from Extension)
Hicks, C. R., History and Political Science - from $3600 to
Swift, Mildred, Home Economics - from $3400 to $3800
Van Dyke, J. R., Mechanical Engineering - from $3300 to $3800
Gianella, V. P., Geology - from $3600 to $4200
Chappelle, B. F. Foreign Languages - from $3600 to $4200
Martie, J. E., Physical Education for Men - from $3600 to
Post, T. H., Music - from $3600 to $4200
Young, J. R., Psychology - from $3600 to $4200
Sameth, Elsa, Physical Education for Women - from $3600 to
Leifson, S. W., Physics - from $3600 to $4200
Professors (Not Department Heads)
Webster, M. J., Economics, Business Administration and Soci-
ology - from $3100 to $3600
Murgotten, F. C., Foreign Languages - from $3150 to $3600
Irwin, Ralph, Psychology - from $3100 to $3600
Titus, Louis, Agronomy - from $2800 to $3200
Billings, W. D., Biology - from $3000 to $3400
Deming, Meryl W., Chemistry - from $3000 to $3400
Williams, Loring R., Chemistry - from $2800 to $3200
Sutherland, E. G., Economics, Business Administration and
Sociology - from $1800 to $2050 (Teaches part-time)
Ruebsam, Edith, Education - from $2900 to $3200
Hume, Robert A., English - from $2800 to $3100
Hutcheson, A. E., History and Political Science - from $2900
Smith, C. C., History and Political Science - from $2900 to
Auchampaugh, P. G., History and Political Science - from
$2800 to $3200
Pope, Jessie, Home Economics - from $2900 to $3200
Smyth, W. I., Metallurgy - from $1500 to $1700 (Total $3400 -
Gottardi, J. R., Foreign Languages - from $2900 to $3200
Scranton, C. M., Physical Education for Men - from $2800 to
Blair, G. B., Physics - from $2900 to $3300
Beesley, E. M., Mathematics - from $2800 to $3200
Grafton, Eldon, Civil Engineering - from $3000 to $3400
Laird, C. G., English - from $3000 to $3600
Lowrance, E. W., Biology - from $3000 to $3400
Richardson, Frank, Biology - from $2600 to $2900
Plumley, A. G., Economics, Business Administration and Soci-
ology - from $2600 to $2900
Miller, W. C., English - from $2600 to $2900
Melz, C. W., Foreign Languages - from $2500 to $2900
Widerhold, A. G., Psychology and Philosophy - from $2400 to
Joslin, Mrs. Helen, Art - from $1900 to $2400
Mergen, Katherine, Journalism - from $2000 to $2100
Dixon, Ethel, Physical Education for Women - from $1700 to
Public Service Division
State Bureau of Mines
Carpenter, J. A., Director - from $3600 to $4100 (Total
$5500 - see Academic Division)
State Analytical Laboratory
Palmer, Walter S., Director - from $2400 to $2600 (Total
$5200 - see Academic Division)
Smyth, W. I., Analyst - from $1500 to $1700 (Total $3400 -
see Academic Division)
Food and Drugs
Adams, Wayne B., Commissioner - from $4200 to $5500
Randall, E. L., Chemist - from $3300 to $3600
Holmes, Mrs. Juanita, Secretary - from $2100 to $2400
Veterinary Control Services
Hilden, Agnes, Technician - from $1980 to $2400
Oshima, Violet A., Secretary - from $1500 to $1800
Effective September 1, 1945
De Ruff, Mrs. Alene, Loan Librarian - from $1620 to $1800
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the above salary increases be
approved, passed unanimously.
At 11:50 A.M. the meeting recessed as a Board of Regents and was
called to order as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Ex-
Upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee, the following salary increases
were granted, effective July 1 1945, all payable from Agri-
cultural Experiment Station Funds:
Doten, S. B., Director - from $4800 to $5500
Brennen, C. A., Economist - from $4000 to $4200
Church, J. E., Meteorologist - from $4000 to $4200
Fleming, C. E., Vice Director - from $4500 to $4800
Headley, F. B., Chief in Farm Development - from $4500 to
Mason, Howard G., Chief in Estimate and Planning - from $3300
Miller, M. R., Chemist - from $4000 to $4200
Shipley, Mark A., Associate in Range Management - from $3300
Spencer, V. E., Associate in Soils Research - from $3750
Vawter, L. R., Associate in Veterinary Science - from $3850
The meeting adjourned as a Board of Control and was called to
order as a Board of Regents.
C. Recommendations on Policy
(1) Motion of Mr. Sheerin that, for the year 1945-46, $2400
from the General Funds of the University be applied on
the salary of the Athletic Director as requested by the
Board of Athletic Control at its meeting on March 23,
1945, passed unanimously.
Chairman Ross expressed the will of the Board as favoring an in-
crease in salary for President Moseley and for Vice President
and Comptroller Gorman. Motion of Mr. Sheerin that, effective
July 1, 1945, Dr. Moseley receive $8000 per year and Dr. Gorman
receive $6600 per year (divided $5400 for Comptroller, $1200 for
Vice President), passed unanimously.
Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that the Board approve the following
claims (already approved by the Executive Committee), passed
List No. 9, dated March 31, 1945, covering Regents Checks
45-168 to 45-209, inclusive, for a total of $67,070.50;
List No. 9, dated March 31, 1945, covering State Claims
45-135 to 45-152, inclusive, for a total of $51,104.59;
List No. 10, dated April 30, 1945, covering Regents Checks
45-210 to 45-231, inclusive, for a total of $63,631.02;
List No. 10, dated April 30, 1945, covering State Claims
45-153 to 45-171, inclusive, for a total of $35,423.77.
Referring to a malpractice policy to cover acts of a University
Physician at the Infirmary, Dr. Gorman reported that the policy
would have to be written in the name of the Physician with a 25%
additional charge on the premium for naming the University of
Nevada as additional insured. The policy is written by Lloyds
of London. Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the University Physician
be required to take out a malpractice policy in the $5,000 to
$15,000 limits, naming the University of Nevada as an additional
insured, and that he pay part of the premium since the insurance
covers his entire practice, passed unanimously.
Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Comptroller be authorized to adver-
tise for bids on the sale of the Loraine Hotel and that the
Chairman of the Board be authorized to open these bids at 10:00
A.M., June 28, 1945, and accept any satisfactory bid for $22,500
or more. Passed unanimously.
Comptroller Gorman reported on the following legislative items:
(a) In accordance with SB 130, Chapter 207, Statutes of Nevada,
1945, authorizing the purchase of the Evans property, a
regular claim was filed with the State Controller for
$14,000 and regular deed was received from the Evans Com-
pany and recorded in volume 167 of Deeds, page 455, at seq.
records of Washoe County, Nevada.
(b) In accordance with AB 216, Chapter 217, Statutes of Nevada,
1945, an easement was prepared granting a right-of-way for
the Highway Department and bearing the signature of the
University of Nevada by the Chairman of the Board of Regents
and the Department of Highways by the State Highway Engi-
neer, and will be filed with the County Recorder.
(c) In accordance with AB 217, Chapter 136, Statutes of Nevada,
1945, an easement has been prepared granting a right-of-way
to Washoe County, bearing the signature of the University of
Nevada by the Chairman of the Board of Regents and the
County of Washoe by the Chairman of the County Commissioners
and will be filed with the County Recorder.
In accordance with SB 129, Chapter 199, Statutes of Nevada, 1945,
regular claim was filed with the State Controller for $1000.
Upon receipt of this money from the State Controller, a deed
approved by Mr. Mc Namee was presented to Mrs. Rickard for her
signature. In reply Mrs. Rickard has written a letter asking
that certain items be done by the University before she signs,
also that interest on the $1000 be granted her. Motion of Mrs.
Henningsen that Dr. Gorman be instructed to tell Mr. Lohse, Mrs.
Rickard's lawyer, that the Regents are prepared to open a road
immediately and to have survey stakes put in, passed unanimously.
In regard to the new Gymnasium, SB 132, Chapter 210, Statutes of
Nevada, 1945, Regent Sirkegian's report was discussed. In addi-
tion to the items contained in Dr. Gorman's report of March 24,
1945, Mr. Sirkegian recommended the installation of metal hooding
and fans for the ventilation and exhaustion of the air directly
above the lockers at an approximate cost of $1750. Motion of
Mr. Mc Namee that the above be done, passed unanimously.
After discussion of the remodeling of the old Gymnasium, motion
by Mr. Sheerin that Mr. Ross, Chairman of the Committee on Build-
ings and Grounds, be authorized, with power, to act, to make
minor repairs on the old Gymnasium, passed unanimously.
Upon motion of Mrs. Henningsen, Mr. Sirkegian was thanked for
his fine report and the expression of appreciation of the Board
is made a part of the minutes of this meeting.
By informal vote, authority was given to Dr. Gorman to go ahead
with the Heating Plant and with work on the new Gymnasium.
In discussing his report, Mr. Sirkegian said that mains should
now be installed to take care of the new buildings which will be
constructed in the future, so that these mains will not have to
be re-laid. Mr. Sirkegian suggested a retaining wall to prevent
flood waters in the lower part of the Campus from reaching the
buildings. The Heating Plan should be on this lower ground near
the new Engineering building.
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that a committee composed of President
Moseley, Comptroller Gorman and Mr. Ross as Head of the Buildings
and Grounds Committee, be appointed to further study the location
of the new Heating Plant, passed unanimously.
Upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee, the following salary roll, effective
April 1, 1945, was approved for the Buildings and Grounds staff:
Charles Rickabaugh, Carpenter - from $185 to $200 per month
Herbert Preuss, Greenhouse - from $155 to $170 per month
John Rosasco, Truckmen - from $175 to $200 per month
Frank Hubbler, Heating Plant Attendant and Mower - from
$175 to $200 per month
James Mullen, Heating Plant Attendant - from $175 to $200 per
John K. Welsh, Watchman - from $135 to $150 per month
P. E. Krib, Watchman - from $135 to $150 per month
Joe Long, Plumber - from $6 to $7 per day
A. M. Bachman, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
Louis Merrigan, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
F. Ferrari, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
D. Rosasco, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
A. H. Daniels, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
H. T. Englebright, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
William A. Moss, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
H. J. Le Grand, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
P. Raffetto, Laborer - from $5 to $6 per day
Joe Schmidt, Heating Plant Attendant - from $5 to $6 per day
Mrs. Maude Wilson, Janitress - from $135 to $150 per month
Mrs. May Kelly, Janitress - from $135 to $150 per month
Fred Woolcock, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
Maurice E. Lewis, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
Mrs. Clara Boland, Janitress - from $135 to $150 per month
Mrs. Nellie L. Kirk, Janitress - from $135 to $150 per month
Mrs. Annie A. Bailey, Janitress - from $135 to $150 per month
Mrs. Dora Hook, Janitress - from $135 to $150 per month
J. R. Tait, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
Charles Gadda, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
Wm. T. Weller, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
E. L. Knieke, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
Mrs. Gertrude Heehs, Janitress - from $4.50 to $4.50 per day
L. Pistone, Janitor - from $135 to $150 per month
Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that, effective July 1, 1945, Carl Horn
be increased in salary from $275 to $300 per month, passed unani-
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that, effective July 1, 1945, Perry W.
Hayden be appointed as Assistant to the Comptroller at a salary
of $3300 per year, passed unanimously and Comptroller Gorman was
authorized and directed to have Mr. Hayden bonded for $20,000.
Later, Mr. Hayden came into the meeting and accepted the above
position and thanked the Regents for their action.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the President's entertainment allow-
ance be increased to $1350 for the past year and to $1500 per
year beginning July 1, 1945, passed unanimously.
Upon motion of Mr. Mc Namee, the following resolution was unani-
At a regular meeting of the Board of Regents of the Uni-
versity of Nevada held on Saturday, May 12, 1945, it was
regularly moved, seconded and carried that Dan Franks,
Treasurer of the State of Nevada, be and he is hereby
authorized and directed to sell the following bonds belong-
ing to the Irreducible University Fund at market, plus
U. S. Bonds 1959-56, 2 3/4%, $28,500 par value
U. S. Bonds 1960-55, 2 7/8%, $ 5,750 par value
and that Dan Franks, Treasurer of the State of Nevada, be
and he is hereby authorized and directed to re-invest the
proceeds of this sale, principal plus premium, in 2 1/2%
U. S. Treasury Bonds 1967-72.
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that, effective July 1, 1945, Dr. Cecil
W. Creel be appointed as Dean of Agriculture and Director of
Agricultural Extension at a salary of $6000 per year, with S. B.
Doten as Director of Agricultural Experiment Station, and with
F. W. Wilson as Director of Residence Instruction in the College
of Agriculture, passed unanimously.
The matter of the 40 free out-of-state tuitions granted by the
1945 Legislature was brought up for discussion. It was the will
of the Board that the President be authorized to handle the tu-
ition free scholarships as outlined by him to the Board, namely,
to give the athletes all they need up to 35 for the Fall semester
and to grant the others to non-athletes, and for the 2nd semester
to use whatever the athletes do not use.
The meeting adjourned at 4:20 P.M.
The next meeting will be the regular meeting on September 22,