05/13/1939

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

May 13-14, 1939 



05-13-1939
Volume 5 - Pages 252-259

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        May 13, 1939

The Board of Regents met in their Office at 9:30 o'clock Saturday
morning, May 13th, all members and Dr. Hartman being present.

The minutes of the April 3-4, 1939 meeting and the actions of the
Executive Committee of April 21 were approved by the following
vote:

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

Mr. Gorman read his report, a copy of which was in the hands of
each Regent.

Under No. 1, the matter of the selection of the site of the En-
gineering building and the use of City water, rather than Orr
Ditch water, was, on motion of Mr. Ross, left to the decision of
the President and the Comptroller and the recommendation of Mr.
Gorman that the plans and specifications should conform to PWA
requirements was adopted by the following vote:

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

No. 2 was simply informative.

On motion of Mrs. Williams, the legal aspect of No. 3 covering
the query whether the Regents may turn over to the State Depart-
ment of Health the $332.31 State Hygienic Laboratory Fee Fund now
in the University's keeping, was referred to Judge Brown with re-
quest for a report at the June meeting.  Vote:

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

On No. 4, Judge Brown moved that the President and the Comptrol-
ler be authorized to secure a PWA project, if possible, for the
installation of heating on the upper floor of Morrill Hall at a
probable cost of some $1500 from Nevada Agricultural Experiment
Station Funds, with understanding that suitable connecting tees,
etc. be included in the risers on the first and second floors
and that this work of connecting the top floor of Morrill Hall
with the heating plant be undertaken.  Vote:

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

On motion of Judge Brown, the Comptroller's recommendation No. 4
that fire escapes be installed on the second and third floors of
Morrill Hall was approved with understanding that the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station would bear its share of the cost.  Vote:

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

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, the Comptroller's recommendation (No.
6) that a transformer house of brick be built between the Elec-
trical and the Mechanical Engineering buildings to house the
transformers, at a probable cost of $5000, was approved by the
following vote:

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

On motion of Judge Brown, the bill of the Reno Chamber of Com-
merce (No. 7) against the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station
for $6.25 from Station Sales Funds was not approved.  Vote:

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

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, (No. 8) the Comptroller and the Presi-
dent are (1) to check the necessity of shingling the whole roof
of Lincoln Hall, such part of this as possible to be made a PWA
project, if PWA funds are available, and (2) the Building Com-
mittee of the Board is to go into the matter of Lincoln Hall fire
escapes, the cost probably not to exceed $2000.  Vote:

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

Nos. 9 and 10 - merely informative.

No. 11 - On motion of Mr. Williams, Judge Brown is to give his
opinion and the Executive Committee is authorized to act on his
opinion as to whether the Agricultural Extension Division may ex-
pend $1200 from State Cooperative Funds for work on the 4-H Club
Camp at Lake Tahoe, the money being available but the property
not yet owned by the State.  Vote:

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

No 12 covers a statement of general funds, after presenting which
the Comptroller withdrew.

Dr. Hartman recommended the granting of the following degrees and
diplomas to the individuals indicated, as approved by the general
faculty and submitted by the Registrar.  Mr. Ross moved the
granting of these degrees and diplomas.  Vote:

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        Chester Walter Cheel            Dwight Frederick Dilts
        Harold James Curran             Bruce Kneeland Moore

    Master of Science

        Clyde Ellsworth Arrington       Harold J. Heinen
        James Hawthorne Ashbaugh        Warren Louis Perilstein

    Engineer of Mines

        Norman John Aricson

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Elaine Elizabeth Adams          Ellen Holcomb
        Julia Arobio                    Samuel Holliday
        John W. Barrett                 Margaret Adele Hussman
        Tom Beko                       *Betty Inda
        Rose Boggio                     Herbert Newton Jacobs
        Francis Richmond Breen          Anita Irene Jauregui
        Helen Hays Brown                Elna Jepson
       *Henry G. Bryant                 Virginia Miller Johnson
        Billie Burke Cann               Charles William Johnstone
       *Charlotte C. Caton              Malcolm P. Jones
       *Doris Ellen Chesnutt            Leo Bob Mc Cuddin
        Harriet Jean Chism             *Felicia A. Moos
       *Elizabeth D'Alessandro          Margaret A. Neaton
        William Carlton Davis           A. Loring Primeaux
        Ruth Evelyn Doan                Donald Adolph Purdy
        Gladys Uzzell Edlind            Virginia Lee Raitt
       *Mary Evasovic                   Marilyn Rhoades
        Harold A. Fletcher (5/15/12)    Jean Elizabeth Rice
        David Goldwater                *John Erbin Robb
       *Ethel Charlotte Graunke         Georgene Mildred Roberts
        Chester Arthur Green            Mary Boczkiewicz Sanger
        William Russell Grubbs          Gwendolen Shearer
        Nancy Julia Hall               *George F. Sheats
        Newell F. Hancock               Helen K. Shovlin
        Mary Elizabeth Handley         *Claude De L. Silverwood
        Berna M. Hansen                 Lila E. Stoddard
        Kathleen Hansen                *John F. Urrutia
        Jack Beaumont Hanson            Robert Norton Van Wagoner
       *Verle Lucille Harris            Marie Louise Varnon
        William J. Hatton               Robert Ray Waldren
        Virginia Heany                  Kenneth E. Waymire
       *Kirk Bernerd Herrick

    Bachelor of Science

        Wayne S. Ames                   William L. Goodin
        Arthur Miles Andersen           Arthur H. Leigh
       *Eunice Beckley                  Dean Fishburn Nelson
        John Milton Boylan              William B. Newbold
       *Kenneth D. Dimock               Sam Walker Stark
        Forrest Kelly Eccles            John Leland Starratt
        Kerbert L. Eikelberger         *Lola Yvonne Stoddard
        Chester Martin Estes           *Robert Thomas Vaughn

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        Frank Hickey                    George W. Sears, Jr.

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

       *Anthony R. Belmonte             Harry E. Gallaway
        Robert C. Campbell              George F. Hardman
        Theodore Demosthenes           *Chester L. Jacobsen
        Melvin George Dodson            James G. Jensen
        Leland Edward Fallon           *Jed S. Oxborrow
        Fred C. Gallaway               *Charles R. York

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

        Mary Margaret Cline            *Clarethel Masterson
       *Mary Loretta Collins            Mary Gwendolyn Meginness
        Georgia Elizabeth Cooper       *Margaret Melba Pearson
       *Lois Afton Downs               *Gertrude M. Polander
       *Teletha Louise Kirn            *Mildred Anne Woodward
        Elizabeth Kornmayer

       *Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF GRAMMAR GRADE

        Helen Biegler                   Laverne Jacobsen Park
        Ivy Gubler                      Lina Katherin Pinjuv
        Eva L. Hughes                   Agnes Mary Schroder
        Josephine Tyrrel Mason          Helen Inez Strosnider
        Ethel B. Mc Guire               Grace Dorothy Tobener

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        John Tyler Gardiner             Conrad Martin
        Martin Kiernan Hannifan         William Lionel Osborne
        Evilio C. Hernandez             Ernest Raymond Rodriguez
        Modesto Louise Leonardi         William Martin Smythe
        H. Gordon Mac Donald

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Peter Guisti                    Joseph Nord Littlefield
        Edward King                     Walter H. Lobenstein, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Clayton A. Carpenter            Loren Glenn Maxwell
        Frank Samuel Goodner            Lewis G. Porteous
        Gotfred O. Hoffman              Norman Arthur Smith
        Elmer Lynch Isaac

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        James A. Atkinson               Edward Zareh

Mr. Ross moved that the Regents approve the retirement of Maxwell
Adams at the end of his salary year September 1, 1939, with an
annual pension of $1200 and the rank of Emeritus Professor of
Chemistry, and that H. P. Boardman be similarly retired with an
annual pension of $900 and the rank of Emeritus Professor of
Civil Engineering, these two pensions having been approved by
Governor Carville in his letter of April 27th to Dr. Hartman.
Vote:

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

Dr. Hartman advised the Board of the return of the Postal bonds
to the University, and told the Board that Senator Mc Carran and
Congressman Scrugham both reported there was no foundation in
fact to the rumored removal of the Rare and Precious Metals Mines
Experiment Station from our Campus.

Dr. Hartman read Dean Butler's letter of April 25th, whose clos-
ing sentence is, "I also wish to compliment you upon the improve-
ments in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering curricula that
have been made during the past two years."

Dr. Hartman announced the Ginsburg scholarship award of a watch
at the beginning of the 2nd semester to the man of the Sophomore
Class, who, having completed the work of 3 semesters has an out-
standing record among the men of his Class.

On motion of Mr. Ross, Dr. Hartman's recommendation that F. L.
Bixby be Acting Head of the School and Department of Civil Engi-
neering for a year (or two), beginning with Mr. Boardman's re-
tirement September 1, 1939, was approved.  Carried unanimously.

The President was directed to ask Dean Mack to make a written
report to him concerning the Convention of Deans of Women in
Cleveland last February, to which the Regents covered her trans-
portation.

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman, Mrs. Wardin moved for granting
of a leave of absence without pay to Fred J. Collins, Assistant
Professor of Economics, Business and Sociology, for the academic
years 1939-41.  Carried unanimously.

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman, Mrs. Wardin moved that William
H. Davidson be re-elected Instructor in Mechanical Engineering at
$1800 per year, effective August 1, 1939.  Vote:

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

Dr. Hartman recommended the election of the following individuals
to the indicated positions, at the salary named:

    Bernard W. Hooper - Fellow in Chemistry - $600 cash and re-
    mission of fees in Chemistry and tuition (B. A., Pomona,
    1939)

    John G. Yapuncich - Fellow in Chemistry - $600 cash and re-
    mission of fees in Chemistry and tuition (B. A., Illinois,
    1939)

    Warren L. Perilstein - Fellow in Chemistry - $600 cash and
    remission of fees in Chemistry and tuition (M. S., Nevada,
    1939)

    Ruth Irene Russell - Instructor in Physical Education for
    Women - $1800 (B. S., Colorado, 1937; M. S., Oregon, 1939)

    Leonard A. Chadwick - Instructor in Economics, Business and
    Sociology - $1800 to be paid in 11 equal installments begin-
    ning September 1, 1939.  If 1st year proves satisfactory, to
    be continued a 2nd year at $2000 for 12 months.  (B. S.,
    California, 1935; M. S., ibid., 1939)

    Loring R. Williams - Instructor in Chemistry - $1800 (B. S.,
    West Virginia Wesleyan, 1927; M. S., West Virginia, 1932;
    probably Ph. D., Illinois, 1939)

    Warren O. Wagner - Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering -
    $2400 per year, with understandings (1) that he shall have
    secured his Ph. D. no later than the opening of the Fall
    semester of 1940 and (2) that no advance in rank or pay will
    be given until he has secured the doctorate.  He is to be
    here July 1, 1939.  (B. S. in C. E., with honor, State Col-
    lege of Washington, 1934; M. S. in Hydraulic Engineering,
    Michigan, 1936, since which time he has been at the Califor-
    nia Institute of Technology, where he was admitted to can-
    didacy for the Ph. D. December 15, 1938.)

    Eldon C. Grafton - Assistant Professor of Structural Engi-
    neering - $2400 per annum (B. S. in C. E., Washington State
    College, 1926; C. E., ibid., 1931; M. S. in C. E., Illinois,
    1933)

    William O. Holmes - Assistant in English for 1939-40 - $500
    for teaching 4 sections of Freshman English (B. A., Nevada,
    1936)

    Elbridge P. Vance - Instructor in Mathematics - $1700 (A. B.,
    Wooster, 1936; M. A. Michigan, 1937; Ph. D., tentative, 1939)

    Louis J. Titus - Associate Professor of Agronomy - $2400 (B.
    S., Agr., Nevada, 1924; M. Sci. Agr., Cornell, 1931)

Mr. Ross moved the acceptance of the President's recommendations
as listed.  Vote:

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

Dr. Hartman, on recommendation of Director Fulton, recommended
the election of Eugene Grutt, Jr. (B. S., Nevada, 1938) to be
Assistant Geologist with the 1939 Hunt Field party at $150 per
month and living and transportation expenses May 17 to July 26,
1939.  Mr. Williams made the motion.  Vote:

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

Dr. Hartman read the letter of Harry J. Frost, Chairman of the
Board of Athletic Control, of date May 9, in which request is
made that the Regents make an annual contribution of $1800 toward
the salary of the Graduate Manager.  Judge Brown moved that the
Regents authorize the expenditure of this amount from general
University funds for this purpose.  Vote:

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

On motion of Dr. Olmsted, Dr. Hartman's following proposed sal-
ary schedule was approved by the following vote:

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

  PROPOSED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR 1939-40 U. of N. STAFF MEMBERS

                              Present    Proposed  Incr.  Decr.

Carolyn M. Beckwith            $2250       $2400   $150
Geraldine Hardman                750         900    150
Jeanette C. Rhodes              1700        2000    300
Freda Metcalf                   1900        2200    300
Adelaide Steiner                1200        1500    300
Alice Terry                     1800        1920    120
Eldon Wittwer                   3000        3200    200
Agr. Coll. Stenographer          260         800    540
E. W. Lowrance                  1800        2000    200
W. D. Billings                  1800        2000    200
Meryl Deming                    2700        2800    100
Warren L. Perilstein                         600    600
L. R. Williams, Chem. Instr.                1800   1800
Maxwell Adams                   4800        1200         $3600
Art                             2500        1200          1300
H. P. Boardman                  3600         900          2700
Eldon Grafton                               2400   2400
Warren O. Wagner                            2400   2400
J. E. Church                    1950                      1950
Assistants to Church             500                       500
E. G. Sutherland                3300        1800          1500
M. J. Webster                   2100        2400    300
E. L. Inwood                    2400        2600    200
A. J. Plumley, returning                    2400   2400
L. E. Chadwick, Instr. EBS                  1800   1800
Gordon Robertson, leaving       1500                      1500
Fred J. Collins, on leave       1500                      1500
Clyde D. Souter, discontinued    400                       400
Fred W. Traner                  3900        4200    300
J. P. Puffinbarger              2000        2100    100
Robert S. Griffin               2100        2200    100
William C. Miller               1900        2100    200
Eva Adams                       1440        1600    160
W. O. Holmes, English Asst.      350         500    150
I. J. Sandorf                   2400        2600    200
Harry E. Wheeler                2000        2200    200
Walter Palmer                   4800        4500           300
V. P. Gianella                  4500        4200           300
Anatole G. Mazour               1700        2100    400
C. R. Hicks                     2700        3000    300
Alice B. Marsh                  1800        2000    200
Margaret Jensen                 1280        1380    100
E. P. Vance, Mathematics                    1700   1700
Clark Amens                     2150        2300    150
William Davidson                1650        1800    150
John R. Gottardi                2700        2800    100
Lawton Kline                    1500        1650    150
Foreign Lang. Instructor                    1800   1800
Samuel Batdorf (9 mos. Sp)      1440        2100    660
Ralph Irwin                     2300        2400    100
Mech. Eng. Secy.                 260         800    540
Mae Simas, resigning            2100                      2100
Ruth Russell, P. E. Instr.                  1800   1800
Louis Titus                                 2400   2400
Douglas Dashiell  (Aug)          275                      3025
Carl Horn                       1800        2100    300
Bill Pohl                       1380        1500    120
Charles Richabaugh              1500        1800    300

Dr. Hartman recommended that the salary of Miss Emily Ross, As-
sistant Professor of Mathematics, be advanced from $1800 to
$2000.  Judge Brown moved the adoption of the recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             No
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman, Mr. Williams moved that Mr.
Dashiell be given notice that his position on the staff of our
University's Department of Physical Education and Athletics for
Men be declared vacant, inasmuch as the coaching work for which
he was primarily engaged is no longer under the jurisdiction of
the Regents or Administration of the University.  Vote:

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

At the request of Director Doten, Dr. Hartman recommended salary
advances of $60 per year to each of the following members of the
Experiment Station staff:

    Miss Marjorie Howes      from $1080 to $1140
    Miss Alberta Machen      from $1380 to $1440
    Mr. Walter Neilson       from $1560 to $1620

Dr. Olmsted's motion.  Vote:

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

Dr. Hartman read Dean Mack's report of May 10th, 1939 concerning
the Reno Fire Chief's report on conditions in Artemisia Hall.

Dr. Hartman recommended that Dean Mack's request of May 10th for
additional toilet and shower facilities on the top 2 floors of
Artemisia Hall be laid over for further investigation by the
Building Committee of the Regents.  Carried unanimously.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the Board authorized the payment of
$250 for 90 copies of the 1939 Artemisia, on assurance from Pro-
fessor Hill that it is an exceptionally fine yearbook.

On motion of Mr. Ross, the Regents voted a bonus of $200 to Mr.
Horn for additional services during the past year, understanding
however, that this bonus will not again be given Mr. Horn since
he will, after July 1, 1939, be receiving a salary increase of
$25 per month.  Vote:

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

On motion of Mr. Williams, Mr. Hunt's letter to Mr. Ross of date
May 12, 1939, was unanimously referred to the Executive Committee
with power to act.

Dr. Church's proposal in his letter of April 5 that the Regents
take up his life insurance policy of $5000 in connection with
the Art Gallery and Gardens, of which Judge Brown is Director
for the University, was, on motion of Mr. Williams, by a unani-
mous aye vote, referred to Judge Brown with request that he give
the Regents his advice at their June meeting.

Dean Stewart appeared before the Board in answer to their summons
and Chairman Ross, speaking for the Regents, asked him questions
concerning the possibility of closer cooperation between the Col-
lege of Agriculture, the Experiment Station and the Extension
Division, stating that the College of Agriculture and not the
other two branches of the work in Agriculture is under criticism.
At the conclusion of the exchange between Mr. Ross and Dean Stew-
art, Dean Stewart was instructed to work with Dr. Hartman to see
if it were not possible to develop a course that might strengthen
the courses offered in the College of Agriculture, this being a
desirable thing to do, and that this be done at as early a date
as possible.

Dr. Hartman advised Regents that Walter Palmer and Dr. Gianella
had been fairly cooperative and expressed themselves as satisfied
in whatever cut in their respective salaries Dr. Hartman might
find it necessary to make.

He also reported to the Board the steps he had taken in his at-
tempt to bring about harmony within the Departmental staff of
History and Political Science.

The Regents accompanied the architect Mr. Fred J. De Longchamps
to the northwest part of the Campus and there approved the site
of the new Gymnasium as between Lincoln Hall and Hatch Station,
the west line to be 20 feet east from the sidewalk or 50 feet
from the curb.

On or about the 15th of June the Secretary was instructed to in-
quire of the respective Board members their preference for the
June month-end meeting date and advise the Chairman so that he
might fix the date of the meeting to suit the majority of those
concerned.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary