05/13/1933

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 13-14, 1933
 



05-13-1933
Volume 5 - Pages 128-134

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        May 13, 1933

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at
10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, May 13th.  There were present
Judge Brown, Mr. Williams, Dr. Olmsted and Mr. Ross.

A Committee of the Honorary Board of Visitors consisting of its
President, Mr. James Leonard of Virginia City, Mrs. Lem Allen of
Fallon, and Mrs. Frank Millard of Ely asked for a hearing and
called the attention of the Regents to the deplorable condition
of Lincoln Hall.  They left after requesting the Board members
at the conclusion of their meeting themselves to look at Lincoln
Hall.  This request the Board members complied with at the con-
clusion of their meeting.

Mr. Williams moved that the minutes of the January 7th and the
April 8th (Special) 1933 meeting should be approved.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented the following report:

                                   Reno, May 13, 1933

To Walter E. Clark, President and
The Honorable Board of Regents
University of Nevada

Gentlemen:

Below find statement of balances in General Maintenance Funds
as of April 30, 1933 and estimate of expenditures to June 30,
1933.

    Balances as of April 30, 1933:

        State Tax Fund                            $    67.37
        90,000 Acre Grant Int. Account              1,507.63
        Contingent University Fund                  1,132.53
        Tuition and Fees                           11,190.64
        Balance in $33,000 Permanent Construction
            Fund Transfer                          15,048.50
        University Revolving Fund                  16,000.00
            Total Funds Available to 6/30/33      $44,946.67

    Estimated Expenditures to June 30, 1933:

        Payrolls, 2 mos. @ 12,000                 $24,000.00
        Supplies Oil, etc. 2 mos.                   8,000.00
            Total                                 $32,000.00

    Balance in Revolving Fund June 30, 1933       $12,946.67

When the banks closed there was $108,154.92 of which $75,071.20
is Federal Funds and $33,083.72 other University Funds.

The Federal Funds were replaced by a bond issue of $75,000.00
and the other funds by an appropriation from the Permanent Con-
struction Fund of $33,000.00, leaving a balance of $71.20 in
Federal Funds and $83.72 in other funds still to be made good to
clear the records.  Authority is requested to charge the $71.20
in Federal Funds to the Station Sales account and to charge the
$83.72 in other funds to the Regents Contingent Fund.

A profit of $62.50 was made in the redemption of bonds held by
the 90,000 Acre Grant Fund which has been credited by the State
Controller to the 90,000 Acre Grant interest account.

It being the policy of the Board of Regents to build up all Uni-
versity Endowment Funds so far as possible, I recommend that the
State Controller be requested to transfer this $62.50 from the
90,000 Acre Grant interest account to the 90,000 Acre Grant Fund
(principal account).

The Attorney General advises that there is no law requiring pub-
lic deposits to be secured.  He advises, nevertheless, that he
has advised all concerned to require deposits of bonds with the
State Treasurer to the full amount of the public deposits as
security for public funds in the various banks.

The Attorney General advises that the law providing for bonding
of State and County Officers in a State Bonding Company created
by the last Legislature does not apply to the University.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                             C. H. Gorman
                             Comptroller

Mr. Ross moved that the authority requested to charge $71.20 in
Federal Funds to the Station Sales account and to charge the
$83.72 in other funds to the Regents Contingency Fund in order
to clear the Comptroller's records be granted to Mr. Gorman.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the University Comptroller be authorized
to ask the State Controller to transfer the $62.50 now in the
90,000 Acre Grant interest account to the 90,000 Acre Grant
prinicpal account.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Concerning the matter covered in the last 2 paragraphs of Mr.
Gorman's report, he was asked to thresh out the matter of
security bonds for banks handling public deposits and report
his findings to the Board at its June meeting.

Mr. Gorman reported that he was having Mrs. Metcalf's bond renew-
ed by the out-of-state bonding company which is now caring for
her bond, since the bond of a clerk cannot be had in the new
State-bonding arrangement, these being only for elective offi-
cials.

President Clark presented the list of candidates for 7 Normal
diplomas, 135 Bachelor and 10 Master degrees, as approved by the
University faculty and submitted by the Registrar.

    Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade

        Lena A. D'Alessandro            Hope Mc Donald Rice**
        Tennys Price Friberg            Esther O. Siri
        Thelma M. Lewis**               Jane Dorothy Uhart
        Alice Olds Raker

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Fernando Ambrose**              Philip J. Mann
        Donna M. Anderson               John Irving Mariani
        Hugh Bernecker                 *Eileen Marie Martin
        Ruth Eleanor Bixby              Annie Isabelle Matley
       *Cynthia Blythe Bulmer           Joseph T. B. Mc Connell
        Beale E. Cann                   Kathryn Mary Mc Cormack
        Donald Frederick Carmody        John Cresham Mc Namara
        Arthur David Chloupek, Jr.     *Marguerite M. Miller
       *Gladys M. Clark                *Matthew C. Mohorovich**
        Beatrice H. Cobb                Theodore C. Moore
        Virginia Lee Cole               Edith K. Mortensen
        Laila Baker Conard              Jack T. Myles
        Dorothy Mathille Cooper         Marjorie Patricia Myles
       *Blanche Bonnifield Cosby**      Donald B. O'Connell
        George W. Davis                *Helen Olmsted
        Angela C. De Nevi               Margaret Inez Park
        Denis Denson                    Mildred M. Park
        Wyman W. Evans                 *Maryann B. Peck
        Martin G. Evansen              *Elmer G. Pedroli
        Beatrice Dorothy Figow         *Lucas Penido**
        Ruth Cornforth Finley           Lena D. Perri
        Miriam Nadine Fischer          *Marvel F. Ranson
        Joseph R. Fisher               *Margaret Rawson
        Frances C. Fuller              *Rose M. Sala
       *Leonora T. Gardella             Elizabeth Belle Saxton
        Frances Virginia Garside       *Elsie Dunham Seaborn
       *Eileen Haffey                   Albert G. Seeliger
       *Earl Harvey Handley**           Edgar L. Shepley
       *Katherine S. Hansen             Neva Shaw
       *Geraldine Ellen Harbert         Howard Elliott Smithe
        Ellen Prince Hawkins           *Mary Nevada Sourwine**
        Dorothy L. Hersey               Pearce Richard Spicknall
        Ruth Edwards Jeffries           Helen Steinmiller**
        Millicent Emily Johnson         Walter R. Sutherland
        William Wallace Kellison       *John Howard Thurston**
        James Dwight Leavitt*           Daniel Howard Trevitt**
       *Kathryn E. Ligon                Virginia S. Trevitt**
        James Walter Linehan, Jr.**    *Mary L. Trudelle
        Fredrica Lippman               *Velva Clare Trulove
        Maryalice Loomis                Margaret E. Waymire

    College of Engineering

        Bonnie Jean Austin**           *Helen K. Peterson
        Calvin Byron Banigan            Henry T. Rampoldi
       *Gordon Allen Carman             Della F. Renfro
        Armena M. Fritz                *Ruth Ella Sauer
        Cora Kristine Hendriksen        Margaret Ruth Tobin**
        Alvin Hirsch Jacobs**           John Theron Wright
        Arvid Harold Johnson**          Vera Zadow
       *Mildred N. Madsen

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        Edward Augustus Dyer**          Fred Spirz
        Robert Darlington Harrison

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Renard W. Farrar                Charles E. Thompson**
        Earle B. Seaborn                Benton Turner, Jr.**

    Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

        Jackson Helm Woodward

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Charles R. Douglass, Jr.        Milton Sharp Murphy
        Harry Dunseath, Jr.             Raymond J. Robinson
        Fred Leland Fletcher            Walter D. Vance, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Roland F. Boyden                Harold David Sanford
        Howard Murray Gallaway

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        George Douglas Gilbert          Mason K. Myers
        Cornelius Henry Grabbe          Walter G. Reid
       *Telfer Kitchen                  Leroy Burnett Russell
        Walther H. Mattson              Fred F. Small, Jr.
        Elmer B. Mellor                 Howard W. Squires, Jr.
        Robert West Millard

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

       *Roy G. Bankofier                Oliven M. Sturia
       *Keith Lee                       Rutledge M. Woodward, Jr.
       *Edmond B. Recanzone

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

       *Lois Velma Barber              *Blanche R. Radcliffe
       *Frances R. Barnes               Teddie Webb
       *Eva Edwards                     Katherine N. Wright
       *Mildred Goble

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Science in Economics

        Thomas E. Buckman               Verner E. Scott
        Edward C. Reed                  Cruz Venstrom

    Master of Science in Physics

        Harold Clark Amens              Wayne Buerer

    Master of Science in Botany

        Loretta Rose Miller

    Master of Arts in French

        Albert William Alegre

    Master of Arts in Psychology

        Elias Fijer Bumatay**           Mary Nevada Sourwine

       *indicates High School Teachers diploma
      **indicates work completed December 23, 1932

Mr. Ross moved that the Board of Regents authorize the conferring
of the diplomas and degrees on those named in the list submitted.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The bill of Professor Boardman for Campus surveying from January
1 to December 31, 1921, $104 in amount, was approved for payment
on motion of Dr. Olmstead.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Ross, the following recommendations of the Pres-
ident were approved:

a.  Extension of leave of absence of Wm. R. Blackler for the year
    beginning August 1, 1933, without pay, that he may continue
    his graduate work in the School of Business Administration at
    New York University.

b.  Appointment of Gordon Robertson to full-time Instructorship
    in Economics, Business and Sociology for the year beginning
    August 1, 1933 at a salary of $1000 for the year, payable in
    10 equal monthly installments to begin with that for the
    month of August, 1933.

c.  Re-election of William C. Miller, Fellow in English, for the
    University year beginning August 28, 1933, at a stipend of
    $850 to be paid in 9 equal monthly installments beginning
    with the September 1, 1933 payment.

d.  Re-election of Mrs. Ruth Ferris, Fellow in English, for the
    University year beginning August 28, 1933, at a stipend of
    $675 to be paid in 8 equal monthly installments beginning
    with the October 1, 1933 payment.

e.  Re-election of Miss Delpha Wood for University year begin-
    ning August 28, 1933 as Matron of Manzanita Hall, Supervisor
    of the Dining Hall and teacher in Home Economics at a total
    salary of $1200, to be paid $400 from University General
    Funds for teaching 8 1/2 hours in the Fall and 8 hours in the
    Spring semesters in Home Economics and the remaining $800
    from the Dining Hall-Dormitory Funds.

Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams, the President's recommendation that
Assistant Professors Milan J. Webster and S. Allen Lough should
take up their work August 1, 1933 at the conclusion of their
leaves of absence at the salaries in effect for them when they
left, i. e., $1800 for Mr. Webster and $2000 for Mr. Lough, with-
out being subjected to the 5% cut now in effect in view of their
cooperation with the University toward budgeting during the past
2 years and in view of their additional preparation for work in
their respective Departments of Economics and Chemistry, was ap-
proved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On recommendation of Dr. George W. Sears, Head of the Department
of Chemistry, President Clark recommended that Dr. Meryl W.
Deming and S. Allan Lough, Assistant Professors of Chemistry,
should be advanced to Associate Professorships from and after
August 1, 1933.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the above recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Clark recommended that the wording of the Staff Serv-
ice Annuities Plan as now in use at this University should be
amended by changing the word 12 to 15 in the 1st, 6th and 8th
paragraphs, thus conforming to the 15-year limitation of the
State law, the fully revised text of this Staff Service Annuity
Plan, originally adopted October 31, 1925 and amended January
27, 1931, June 38, 1932 and May 13, 1933, including this last
amendment, to read then as follows:

         UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA STAFF SERVICE ANNUITIES
   As Adopted by the Board of Regents, October 31, 1925 and
  As Amended January 27, 1931, June 38, 1932 and May 13, 1933

Any member of the University staff who has been in the full-time
service of the University of Nevada continuously for not less
than 15 years immediately preceding his or her retirement from
active service in this University and whose full-time salary has
been paid from funds directly under control of the Board of Re-
gents of this University may be released from active service and
may receive either from the income of any endowment fund which
may be established for this annuity purpose or from the general
funds of the University a service annuity to be granted and de-
termined in accord with the following conditions:

Provided the minimum service years above stated have been com-
pleted, retirement and service annuity, subject to the service
years above stated -

1.a.  May be granted by the Board of Regents any time after the
      person concerned shall have reached 60 years of age.

  b.  Shall be granted by the Board of Regents to the President,
      the Controller, the Registrar, the Superintendent of Build-
      ings and Grounds, the administrative Head of any College,
      School or Public Service Department or to any member of the
      full-time teaching staff of the University upon the request
      of the person concerned any time after that person shall
      have reached the age of 65 years.

  c.  Shall be granted by the Board of Regents to any staff mem-
      ber not later than the end of the University year in which
      the person concerned is 70 years of age, provided that this
      compulsory retirement at 70 years of age need not be en-
      forced against other members of the University than those
      listed in 1.b. above.

2.a.  The yearly amount of the service annuity to be paid in each
      case shall be a percentage of the annual cash salary of the
      person concerned, averaged for the last 5 years of the per-
      son's active service in this University of Nevada.  The
      percentage in each case shall be 15% for the minimum serv-
      ice time of 15 years, increased by 1% for each full-time
      year of service in this University of Nevada beyond the
      minimum 15 years and further increased by 1% for each 2
      years of full-time service by the person concerned, in any
      other University, College or Normal School, prior to the
      beginning of the person's service in this University of
      Nevada, provided that the upper percentage limit of annual
      service annuity in any case shall by 25%.  In no case shall
      any service annuity granted by this University to any mem-
      ber of its staff exceed the sum of $1800 per year.

  b.  Any service annuity shall cease on the date of the death of
      the staff member to whom the annuity was granted.

  c.  If any member of the University staff, having been 15 full-
      time years or more in service of the University, is per-
      manently incapacitated for further regular service before
      that member has reached 60 years of age, the Board of Re-
      gents will be ready to give consideration to this as a
      special case, possibly deserving of some service annuity
      grant.

3.  Each member of the teaching staff of the University who goes
    on the retired list shall be given, during the remainder of
    his life, an emeritus ranking the same as his ranking during
    his final year of service, except that such ranking shall
    not carry any Deanship or Directorship or Headship of Depart-
    ment.  An emeritus Professor shall be a member of the Univer-
    sity faculty with voice but not with vote at faculty meet-
    ings.  With the consent of the active Head of the Department
    concerned and of the President of the University and of the
    Board of Regents, a given emeritus Professor may be permitted
    to give a course or courses in the Department in which he has
    emeritus ranking without additional compensation other than
    his retirement annuity.  In no case, however, shall a Profes-
    sor of emeritus rank act in any administrative capacity as a
    Director, Head of Department, Dean or otherwise.

4.a.  In determining the "full-time years of service" in any case
      the length of any leaves of absence formally granted by the
      Board of Regents of this University shall not be counted in
      the service time, neither shall such leaves of absence be
      considered as breaking the continuity of service.

  b.  The percentage allowance for service time in other insti-
      tutions than this University of Nevada shall not be effec-
      tive in the case of any person who has already been granted
      any form of annuity or pension for such previous service.

President Clark told the Regents of some suggestions he had made
to the University Committee he had appointed to go into the mat-
ter of annuities, and also of the threatened cut in Federal sub-
sidies to the Agricultural Experiment Station, to the A. and M.
Fund and to the Agricultural Extension Department.

Adjourned with understanding that the June meeting should be held
at 2 P.M. June 24, 1933.

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary