05/12/1958

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 12-13, 1958




05-12-1958
Volume 7 - Pages 477-488

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
May 12, 1958

The Board of Regents met on Monday, May 12, 1958, in the Campus
building on the Nevada Southern Campus. Present: Regents Grant,
Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Hardy, Thompson; Comptrol-
ler Hayden, Engineer Rogers and Acting President Wood. Regents
Lombardi and Sawyer were unable to be present. The meeting was
called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

Present as observers were Mrs. Wohlfeil of the Legislative
Counsel Bureau and Dean Carlson of the Nevada Southern Regional
Division.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes of the meeting of April 12, 1958 were approved
unanimously.

2. Comptroller's Claims

Acting President Wood called on Mr. Hayden to present the
list of claims for April 1958 as follows:

Regents Checks Nos. 78-228 to 78-253 inclusive for a
total of $311,183.01.

State Claims Nos. 78-117 to 78-135 inclusive for a total
of $247,229.83.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the claims be approved.

3. Gifts

Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
sented for acceptance, as follows:

Miscellaneous

a) From Reverend Gareth Hughes of Reno - valuable manu-
scripts on vellum and leaves from famous books and
Bibles, 16 volumes of English manuscript, photographs
and records, for the University Library.

b) From Mrs. Julia Welch of the Veteran's Administration
Center, Reno - textbooks for the Orvis School of Nurs-
ing.

c) From Mrs. Mary Williams of Reno - textbooks and other
publications for the Orvis School of Nursing.

d) From Mrs. Emil Fritsche of Reno - textbooks and other
publications for the Orvis School of Nursing.

e) From Donald Perry, Principal of White Pine County High
School - a large assortment of chemicals and equipment
for the Mackay School of Mines.

f) From Sprinkler Sales & Service, Las Vegas - a sprinkler
line and sprinkler heads for the front planter of the
building on the Nevada Southern Campus.

g) From Nevada Outdoor Advertising Company of Las Vegas -
a new sign at the south end of the Nevada Southern
Campus and a replacement of the sign at the northeast
portion of the site.

Scholarships

a) From Kennecott Copper Corporation - $1000 to cover the
Kennecott Scholarship Award in Mining Engineering, and
$1000 as a grant-in-aid to the University.

b) From Nevada School Food Service Association - $50 to
cover the scholarship in Home Economics offered by that
Association.

c) From the El Capitan Club, Hawthorne - $500 to cover the
El Capitan Club Scholarships.

e) From Vegas Valley Business and Professional Women's
Club of Las Vegas - $250 as a special scholarship for
Diane Bareford to attend the Nevada Southern Regional
Division.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the gifts be accepted, and that an appro-
priate letter of appreciation be sent to each donor.

Chairman Grant had received a letter from Dr. Frances B.
Richman of New York stating that she is prepared to offer
property to the University as a gift for the benefit of
Nevada Southern. The proposal included the desire that the
property, which joins Nellis Air Force Base, be sold to the
United States Air Force and that the proceeds be used in
the purchase of non-circulating reference books for the
Nevada Southern Library. Dr. Richman further desired that
each book so purchased be properly identified as having been
purchased with funds provided by the Dr. Frances B. Richman
Reference Library Fund.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
unanimously that the gift be accepted, as proposed, if and
when a definite offer is made to the Board of Regents.

4. Personnel Recommendations

Personnel recommendations were presented and discussed by
Acting President Wood, as follows:

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION - SUMMER SESSION

Bernard A. Anderson, Visiting Lecturer in Speech - Main
Session - $1050
Carl Backman, Asst. Professor of Sociology - First &
Main Sessions - $600
George Barnes, Assoc. Professor of Physics - Long Ses-
sion - $875
E. M. Beesley, Professor of Mathematics - First Half
Long Session - $800
Isabella Cramer, Visiting Lecturer in Education - Main
Session - $900
Willard F. Day, Asst. Professor of Psychology - Main
Session - $900
Meryl W. Deming, Professor of Chemistry - First Half
Long Session - $500
Donald W. Driggs, Asst. Professor of Political Science -
Main Session - $900
Lloyd A. Drury, Asst. Professor of Education - First
Session - $300
Kathryn Duffy, Asst. Professor of Business Administra-
tion - Main Session - $900
Russell R. Elliott, Assoc. Professor of History - Main
Session - $700
Sydney Glenn Fossum, Visiting Lecturer in Art - Main
Session - $810
Kenneth Frasure, Visiting Lecturer in School Administra-
tion - Main Session - $1200
F. G. Freeburne, Assoc. Professor of Music - Main & Long
Sessions - $1050
Josephine Frugoli, Visiting Lecturer in Education - Post
Session - $250
John R. Gottardi, Professor of Languages - Second Half
Long Session - $800
Hazel Grubbs, Asst. Professor of Education - First, Main
& Post Sessions - $1500
William H. Halberstadt, Asst. Professor of Philosophy -
Post Session - $300
Felton Hickman, Asst. Professor of Music - First Session
- $300
A. L. Higginbotham, Professor of Journalism - Main Ses-
sion - $800
Harlan H. Holladay, Instructor in Art - Main Session -
$900
Frances Holland, Visiting Lecturer in Education - First
Session - $375
Willem Houwink, Lecturer in Economics - Main Session -
$900
Robert A. Hume, Professor of English - Main Session -
$1200
Austin E. Hutcheson, Professor of History - First & Post
Sessions - $800
Kenneth C. Kemp, Instructor in Chemistry - Second Half
Long Session - $500
Mary Knapp, Visiting Lecturer in Education - Main Ses-
sion - $900
Fritz L. Kramer, Asst. Professor of Geography - Main
Session - $900
Harry C. Mc Kown, Visiting Lecturer in Education - First
Session - $400
Robert Mc Queen, Asst. Professor of Psychology - First
& Main Sessions - $600
W. K. Macy, Assoc. Professor of Music - First, First
Half Long & Main Sessions - $1400
Christian W. F. Melz, Professor of Languages - First
Half Long Session - $800
Julius Sumner Miller, Visiting Lecturer in Education -
Post Session - $400
William C. Miller, Professor of Speech - Main Session -
$1200
John W. Morrison, Assoc. Professor of English - Main
Session - $1050
Zada Iona Mowrer, Asst. Professor of Physical Education
- First Session - $300
Lucille Nutty, Visiting Lecturer in Education - Main
Session - $700
Anne Elgean Orluck, Visiting Lecturer in Education -
Main Session - $900
Herman J. Peters, Visiting Lecturer in Education - Post
Session - $500
Calvin H. Reed, Assoc. Professor of Education - First,
Main & Post Sessions - $1750
James S. Roberts, Asst. Professor of Political Science -
Main & Post Sessions - $900
Robert T. Roelofs, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy -
First & Main Sessions - $1400
Fred Ryser, Asst. Professor of Biology - Main Session -
$450
Clarence Sawhill, Visiting Lecturer in Music - Main
Session - $300
Hazel Sheldon, University Speech Clinic - Special Ses-
sion - $400
Wilbur S. Shepperson, Assoc. Professor of History -
First Session - $350
W. A. S. Smith, Asst. Professor of Psychology - First
& Main Sessions - $750
Ethel L. Smither, Visiting Lecturer in Education - Main
Session - $1000
Jessie Hilton Stuart, Visiting Lecturer in Education -
Main Session - $1200
Frances Todd, Visiting Lecturer in Physical Education -
Post Session - $300.
Robert N. Tompson, Asst. Professor of Mathematics - Long
Session - $750
Edward M. Vietti, Asst. Professor of Business Adminis-
tration - Main Session - $900
Sessions S. Wheeler, Visiting Lecturer in Geography -
First Session - $300
Hernando J. Woods, Jr., Asst. Professor of English -
Main Session - $900

NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION - SUMMER SESSION

Lauren Brink, Lecturer in Speech & Education - June 7
to August 1, 1958 - $1200
Lauren Brink, Lecturer in Speech - August 2 to 15, 1958
- $300 (if registration warrants additional section)
Eleanore Bushnell, Lecturer in Political Science - June
7 to 20, 1958 - $300
Howard Chase, Lecturer in Education - June 21 to August
1, 1958 - $450
Gloria Griffen Cline, Lecturer in History - August 2 to
15, 1958 - $300 plus $40 transportation
J. R. Dickinson, Lecturer in English - June 7 to August
1, 1958 - $1200
Malcolm Graham, Lecturer in Education - June 7 to 20,
1958 - $300
H. H. Hendrix, Lecturer in Education - June 21 to August
15, 1958 - $1200
Alice D'Amelio Mason, Lecturer in Education - June 7 to
20, 1958 - $300
Sigrid Moe, Lecturer in English & Speech - June 21 to
August 15, 1958 - $1200
Jacob S. Orleans, Lecturer in Psychology & Education -
June 21 to August 1, 1958 - $750
John S. Wright, Lecturer in History - June 21 to August
1, 1958 - $900

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

Appointment as follows:

G. E. Vizina as Assistant in Research in Animal Husband-
ry, at Contact, Nevada effective April 1, 1958, at a
salary rate of $2700 per year (replacement for Keith
Gregory).

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

Appointments as follows:

Bernard A. Anderson as Associate Professor of Speech
and Drama for the academic year 1958-59 at a salary of
$7200 (position not filled in 1957-58).

Bernard Ray Baker as Instructor in Chemistry for the
academic year 1958-59 at a salary of $5400 (replacement
for Ralph Rygg).

Robert A. Pierotti as Instructor in Chemistry for the
academic year 1958-59 at a salary of $5200 (position not
filled in 1957-58).

STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
EVENING DIVISION

Appointment as follows:

Marie Haddad as Lecturer to offer a course in History
and Culture of the Arab Nations, April 9 to May 28, 1958
at a salary of $120.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.

SMYTH RETIREMENT - Dr. Wood recommended that William I.
Smyth, who will retire at the end of the academic year, be
made Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy and Mining at the
University of Nevada, effective June 30, 1958.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Bastian, carried
unanimously that the Emeritus status be granted to Profes-
sor Smyth, as recommended, and that a suitable resolution
be prepared and forwarded to Mr. Smyth.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, William I. Smyth, Professor of Metallurgy and
Mining, and Chairman of the Department of Mining, Mackay
School of Mines, will retire at the end of the current
academic year, and

WHEREAS, Professor Smyth was the University of Nevada
gold medalist, when he graduated in 1914 from the Mackay
School of Mines in Mining Engineering, has followed his
chosen profession with distinction and brought honor to
the University of Nevada and the State, and

WHEREAS, since 1925, he has been a member of the Uni-
versity of Nevada faculty, during which time he has
given of himself freely to his students and the Univer-
sity,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that for his excellence
as a Professor, his unselfish devotion to his University
and his profession, but mainly because of the personal
esteem in which he is held by his students and col-
leagues, that Professor Smyth be made Professor Emeritus
of Metallurgy and Mining at the University of Nevada and
that he be accorded all honors and privileges pertaining
to this office.

Board of Regents
University of Nevada

by _____________________
Chairman

SMITHWICK LEAVE OF ABSENCE - Dr. Wood presented the request
of Hugh Smithwick, Assistant Professor of Health, Physical
Education and Athletics, Southern Regional Division, for a
leave of absence, without pay, for the period July 1, 1958
to June 30, 1959, in order that he might devote his time
toward completion of requirements for the doctorate.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the request for leave of absence be grant-
ed.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY - Mr. Hardy expressed the need to
study a policy covering leave of absence, and it was the
unanimous agreement of the Board that such a policy should
be considered in the near future.

BASSETT RESIGNATION - Dr. Wood presented the resignation of
Dr. Lucy Bassett, Assistant Professor of Biology, Southern
Regional Division, effective at the end of the present
school year, for personal reasons.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the resignation of Dr. Bassett be accepted
with regret, and that a letter be sent to her expressing
appreciation for her fine service as a member of the faculty
of Nevada Southern.

REGISTRAR AND DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, NEVADA SOUTHERN
REGIONAL DIVISION - Dr. Wood distributed, in accord with
the request of the Regents at the meeting on April 12, a
prepared job description and position description of the
Registrar and the Director of Admissions at Nevada Southern
Regional Division, held by Muriel Parks and Jewel Reynolds
respectively. Dr. Wood discussed the duties of each and
the high quality of work performance. He reiterated his
recommendation that Miss Parks and Mrs. Reynolds be granted
tenure, effective July 1, 1958. The Regents discussed the
positions, the relationships which they have with the Ad-
ministrative Offices on the Reno Campus, and the possible
future development in both areas of work.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that the duties as outlined are accepted by the
Board of Regents and that the two positions be known as
Deputy Registrar and Deputy Director of Admissions, and
that Miss Muriel Parks and Mrs. Jewel Reynolds be granted
tenure, effective July 1, 1958.

5. Property Matters

Dr. Wood called on Mr. Hayden to report.

a) North Virginia Street Property - A survey will be com-
pleted on the Nielsen property within the next two weeks
and the property will go into escrow at that time. Mr.
Hayden recommended that money for the appraisal and pur-
chase of the entire North Virginia Street piece of prop-
erty be included in the next budget.

b) Blair Property - Mr. Hayden had discussed with Mrs.
Blair the action of the Board concerning her property,
and Mrs. Blair agreed to the terms. Formal proposal
will be presented to the Board of Regents at the next
meeting.

6. Jackling Estate

Regent Thompson discussed a "Memorandum to Certain Chari-
table Legatees Under the Will of Daniel C. Jackling", which
presented the claim of certain persons that have appeared
in the New York accounting proceeding contending that Mr.
Jackling died intestate with respect to the trust property.
These alleged heirs of Mr. Jackling (by a former marriage)
claim to be entitled to 1/2 of the trust property. It was
pointed out that, while the fact is not borne out, litiga-
tion might continue for a long time, and prevent final
settlement of Mr. Jackling's Estate and the distribution
of the residuary trust property to the interested charities,
including the University of Nevada. The Executors have
presented a possible tentative settlement whereby the
Executors would agree to pay this group $75,000 and the
Attorney $10,000. Mr. Burke, Attorney, and the Trustees
recommend that the 17 charities approve a directive to the
Trustees that they could settle for that amount or less.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the terms of the settlement, as proposed,
be accepted, and the Executor notified.

7. Momand Estate

Dr. Wood read a letter from Robert Taylor Adams, Attorney,
who assisted in the drafting of the Will of Agnes B. Momand,
offering to the University of Nevada the oil painting of
Mrs. Momand on behalf of the Executors of the Estate. It
was agreed that the painting be accepted, that the Secre-
tary thank Mr. Adams and invite him to attend the next
meeting of the Board of Regents to make formal presentation.

The meeting recessed 11:45 A.M. for luncheon.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 2 P.M. by the Chair-
man with all present except Mr. Bastian. Mr. Bissell was present
for the afternoon session as a representative of the State Plan-
ning Board.

8. University Engineer

Dr. Wood stated that he had reviewed the applications for
University Engineer and has interviewed 3 applicants per-
sonally. He believed, after careful review, that no
applicant was better qualified than Mr. Rogers, who has
been serving satisfactorily on a temporary arrangement
since the resignation of Mr. Poolman. Dr. Wood recommend-
ed, therefore, that Mr. James Rogers be appointed Univer-
sity Engineer for the year July 1, 1958 to June 30, 1959,
at a salary of $9000.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
unanimously that the appointment and salary be approved.

At the close of the meeting, Mr. Bissell commented favorably
on Mr. Rogers' appointment, saying that the Planning Board
had found him to be cooperative and competent.

9. Honorary Degrees - Distinguished Nevadan Awards

Dr. Wood presented and recommended, upon recommendation of
the faculty and Dean of the College of Agriculture, that Mr.
Charles E. Fleming be granted the Honorary Doctor of Sci-
ence Degree at the coming Commencement in honor of his many
years of outstanding service in the Agricultural Experiment
Station. Dr. Wood presented, also, the recommendations of
the College faculties regarding Distinguished Nevadan
Awards, and recommended that Dr. J. E. Church, Dr. Peter
Frandsen and Mr. Stanley Pargellis be named "Distinguished
Nevadans" at the coming Commencement.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that at the Commencement on June 2, 1958, Mr.
Fleming be granted the Honorary Doctor of Science Degree,
and that Mr. Pargellis, Dr. Church and Dr. Frandsen be
given "Distinguished Nevadan" Awards.

10. Food and Drug Control

The special committee appointed to study the Departments
of Food and Drugs, Weights and Measures and Petroleum
Products Inspection submitted its report and recommenda-
tions. The report was discussed.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the report be accepted, that the committee
be dismissed, with a note of appreciation to each member of
the committee for the work performed in making this study.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that special letters of appreciation be sent
to Mr. Worth Mc Clure and Mr. Wayne Hinckley, who are not
members of the University staff, for their work in connec-
tion with the committee.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the President be authorized to take action
in accord with recommendations 1 and 2, as follows:

1. That Mr. Sherman J. Tresca be dismissed, or requested to
resign, as soon as possible. This could be done in any
of several ways: (a) Do not renew Mr. Tresca's Letter
of Appointment, which expires June 30, 1958; or (b)
Relieve him, with pay, of active service immediately,
and do not renew his Letter of Appointment; or (c)
Dismiss him immediately, with proper time allowance
for notification and accrued vacation; or (d) Permit
Dr. Tresca to resign.

2. That Mr. Edward L. Randall be retained, but be placed
on probation for a period of 6 months. If this is done,
Mr. Randall should be given definite instructions to
reorganize the Departments under his direction. In
doing this, he should seek advice and help from the
President of the University, and from Mr. Worth Mc Clure
Jr., Director of State Personnel Department. As a part
of the reorganization, Mr. Randall should appoint two
deputies, who will have authority in his absence. One
deputy would direct the activities of the Food and Drug
Department and related laws; the other deputy would
direct the activities of the Weights and Measures and
Petroleum Products Inspection and related laws. Mr.
Randall should codify the policies and directives of
these Departments, so that they are clear to all employ-
ees, as well as to the public. These should be dated
and numbered. All employees should be informed as to
their responsibilities, duties and authority. If, at
the end of 6 months, Mr. Randall has not made satis-
factory progress along these lines, he should be removed
as Commissioner, and reappointed as a Chemist in this
Department.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the Board approve recommendations 3, 4 and
5, as follows, and note also that the Planning Board has
been requested to work on the problem of adequate facilities
for the operation of the Department.

3. That the Departments of Food and Drugs, Weights and
Measures, and Petroleum Products Inspection be removed
from the University of Nevada, at the earliest possible
time. These are regulatory and law enforcement Depart-
ments, and have no place in a University System devoted
to teaching and research. These Departments were placed
at the University many years ago, when the State was
compelled to turn to the University for assistance in
matters of this sort. The State has grown to a suffi-
cient size; so that these Departments should be in the
regular State public service or civil service structure.

4. That, when these Departments are removed from the Uni-
versity and are established as part of the State System
of Departments and Agencies, the Commissioner of these
Departments be instructed to prepare a list of names,
composed of citizens representative of, and interested
in, the field encompassed by these Departments, from
which the Governor may appoint an Advisory Committee
or Board of Control for the Commissioner. When prepar-
ing the list of names, and the rules and regulations
to govern the Advisory Committee or Board of Control,
the Commissioner shall seek advice from Mr. Mc Clure,
State Personnel Director, other Directors of State
Departments that function under Advisory Committees or
Boards of Control, or members of this committee.

5. That (a) more and better space be made available to
these Departments for their important work, and (b)
increased financial support be given these Departments
in order that they may obtain new and necessary equip-
ment, and that they may better enforce the laws of the
State, which have such an important bearing on the
health and safety of our citizens.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the President of the University be author-
ized to acquaint the Governor with the sections of this
report which pertain to the placement of the public service
activities in the State government structure.

11. Bid Openings

Dr. Wood called on Mr. Rogers to present this item of busi-
ness.

a) Remodeling Room in Attic of Electrical Engineering
Building

A meeting for opening of bids was held in the Presi-
dent's office at 4 P.M. on Monday, April 28, 1958.
Present: Engineer Rogers, Acting President Wood and
one member of bidding firm. Bid notice had duly
appeared in local papers for Remodeling Room in Attic
of Electrical Engineering Building. Bids were opened
by Dr. Wood, as follows:

B. Grifantini - accompanied by bid bond - $1209.19
Work to be completed within 2 weeks
Roland Flyge - accompanied by bid bond - $1263.00
Work to be completed within 40 days
Harrington Construction Company - accompanied by bid
bond - $1600.00 Work to be completed within 21 days

Bids were referred to the University Engineer for study
and recommendation.

Recommendation: Since the low bid as submitted by B.
Grifantini in the amount of $1209.19 is within the
estimate prepared by this office, it is recommended
that it be accepted and a contract be made with this
firm. Funds for the work will be taken from the
National Science Foundation Grant in the amount of
$750 and the remainder from the Building and Grounds
budget. The money from the Building and Grounds budget
will be replaced in August 1958 from a committed in-
stallment from the National Science Foundation.

Sincerely,

James D. Rogers
University Engineer

Approved:

P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
William R. Wood, Acting President

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the recommendation and the awarding of
the bid be approved.

b) Installing Gas Line and Shelves in Mackay Science Hall

A meeting to open bids was held in the President's of-
fice at 4 P.M. on Monday, May 5, 1958. Present: Engi-
neer Rogers and Comptroller Hayden. Notice had duly
appeared in local papers for bid opening for Installing
Gas Line and Shelves in Rooms No. 127, 128, 129 and 220,
Mackay Science Building. Two members of bidding firms
were present for this bid opening. Mr. Hayden opened
the bids, as follows:

Roland H. Flyge - accompanied by bid bond - $997.00
Work to be completed within 30 days
Harrington Construction Company - accompanied by bid
bond - $782.00 Work to be completed within 20 days
B. Grifantini - accompanied by cashier's check - $634.84
Work to be completed within 2 weeks

Bids were turned over to the University Engineer for
compilation and recommendation.

Recommendation: In view of the fact that the low bidder
meets specifications and is within the estimate for this
job, I herewith recommend the acceptance of the bid of
B. Grifantini and further recommend that a contract of
this work be awarded to this firm. It is contemplated
that the funds for this work would come from the Build-
ing and Grounds budget.

Respectfully submitted,

James D. Rogers
University Engineer

Approved:

P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
William R. Wood, Acting President

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
unanimously that the recommendation and the awarding of
the bid be approved.

12. Gas Distribution System

Dr. Wood reported. In accord with action of the Regents on
April 12, he contacted the Sierra Pacific Power Company to
try to work out an agreement whereby the Power Company would
maintain the gas distribution system on the Campus. A let-
ter was received and presented to the Regents dated May 5,
1958 from F. G. Barnett, Vice-President and General Superin-
tendent, Sierra Pacific Power Company, listing recommenda-
tions concerning the University's gas distribution system.
The letter stated, also, that the Power Company proposed to
include the gas distribution system at the University in
its regular testing program in the future, at a cost of not
to exceed $150 per year unless special tests are requested.
Due to the fact that the Power Company has a policy of not
owning gas distribution systems on private property, the
Company is unable to assume maintenance of the gas distribu-
tion system on the Campus.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
unanimously that the report be accepted and the University
Engineer be authorized to work out annual inspection ar-
rangements with the Power Company which would provide a
measure of safety.

Mr. Thompson reported on his contacts with the Power Company
in connection with this matter and commended the work of Mr.
Frank Orelup, Gas Consultant for the Sierra Pacific Power
Company. It was agreed, by consensus, that the President
write a letter to the Power Company and to Mr. Orelup on
behalf of the Board of Regents, thanking them for their
good services.

13. Paving North Wells Avenue

Mr. Rogers explained the situation pertaining to plans for
the paving of North Wells Avenue. At the present time, the
paving program calls for the University to pave its half of
the street (to the center line) and the remaining half to
be unpaved. Mr. Rogers suggested that he be authorized to
meet with the Reno City Council and request, on behalf of
the Board of Regents, that the street not be paved until
the County share is available, and thus to pave the entire
width of the street at one time. Dr. Wood recommended ap-
proval.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
unanimously that Mr. Rogers be so authorized.

14. Oil, Gas Exploration

Dr. Wood presented a letter from C. J. Duggan which re-
quested a lease of University property on the University
Main Station Farm for the purpose of drilling for oil and
gas.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the request be tabled.

15. Building Program of the University

a) Las Vegas Building - Mr. Bissell reported that he will
pick up the plans for the 2nd Las Vegas building from
the architect and take them back to Carson City with
him. The plans have been rechecked by the architects.
Mr. Bissell anticipated that the latter part of next
week he would put the notice to contractors in the local
papers for letting the contract.

b) Orr Ditch - Mr. Rogers reported on matters relating to
the Orr Ditch, particularly regarding flood control.
At a meeting with representatives of the State Planning
Board and a committee of the Orr Ditch Company, request
was made by the Orr Ditch Company that the University
assume the responsibility for keeping the grids free of
debris. Mr. Rogers proposed that, if the Regents ap-
prove, a resolution should be drawn to that effect, as
requested by the Orr Ditch Company. The matter was dis-
cussed by Dr. Wood and the Regents.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the proposals be approved, contingent
upon the approval of the Attorney General, and if the
Attorney General approves, that he be requested to pre-
pare a resolution, in form, so that it would protect
the University, and would be satisfactory to the Orr
Ditch Company.

c) Manzanita Lake - Mr. Rogers discussed Manzanita Lake,
especially the suggestion which had been made to him
that the bottom be raised, for reasons of safety.
Further thought and study will be given to the entire
problem.

d) May 8 Meeting - Dr. Wood reported on a meeting held at
the University on May 8 at which Governor Russell and
members of the State Planning Board met with the Uni-
versity Engineer, the Acting President and members of
the Board of Regents to discuss the long range building
program of the University, preparatory to requests which
might be presented at the next session of the Legisla-
ture. Material which was used at that meeting was dis-
tributed to the other members of the Board of Regents
in this mseeting. Following the discussion on May 8
in the President's office, the group made a tour of the
Campus. Mr. Bissell, for the State Planning Board,
asked for early action on the part of the Board of Re-
gents regarding the University's Building Program.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the item appear on the agenda for the
June meeting and that, in the meantime, the Regents
study the material which has been placed in their hands.

e) Advance Planning - Mr. Thompson discussed legislative
action which provided monies for advance planning of
certain projects, including items pertaining to the
University.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Anderson,
carried unanimously that the State Planning Board be
instructed to proceed with advance planning and (1)
History building, Reno Campus, (2) Classroom building,
Las Vegas Campus, and (3) Utility Distribution System,
Reno Campus, in accord with provisions of Assembly
Bill #274.

16. Organization Plan

Mr. Thompson referred to the Organization Plan for the
Professional Staff, which at the last meeting was turned
over to a committee headed by Mr. Thompson for study and
report to the Board of Regents.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that consideration of the Organization Plan be
deferred until a President is appointed, so that he might
have opportunity to study and consider it with the Regents.

The meeting adjourned at 3:35 P.M.

The next meeting was set for Sunday, June 1, 1958.

A. C. Grant
Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary