05/20/1944

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

May 20-21, 1944 



05-20-1944
Volume 5 - Pages 402-414

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        May 20, 1944

The regular May meeting of the Board of Regents was called to
order in the President's office, May 20, 1944, by Chairman Ross
at 9:00 A.M.  Present:  Regents Mc Namee, Sheerin, Sirkegian,
Ross and Acting President Gorman.  Mr. Ross stated that Mrs.
Wardin was absent on account of illness but that she was with
us in spirit.

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the minutes of the meetings of January 7
and 8, 1944, and March 25, 1944, be approved.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Gorman read a letter from Governor Carville, which follows:

                                            April 14, 1944

    C. H. Gorman, Acting President
    University of Nevada
    Reno, Nevada

    My dear Charlie:

    I received your letter of April 7th with enclosed copy of
    the minutes of the special meeting of the Board of Regents,
    held on March 25th.  Thank you very kindly for sending me
    this information.

    I note that Mexican labor is coming into the State and I am
    hoping that we are not going to have too big a shortage of
    labor.  I believe that things will work out satisfactorily
    in this regard.

    With my kindest regard to you, I am

                             Very sincerely yours,

                         /s/ E. P. Carville
                             Governor

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Board ratify the action of the Exec-
utive Committee in the following:

1.  Approval of lists of claims as follows:

    List No. 7, dated January 31, 1944, Regents Checks Nos. 34-
        114 to 34-137 for a total of $87,790.44;
    List No. 7, dated January 31, 1944, State Claims Nos. 34-
        089 to 34-107 for a total of $31,696.07;
    List No. 8, dated February 29, 1944, Regents Checks Nos.
        34-138 to 34-159 for a total of $81,872.96;
    List No. 8, dated February 29, 1944, State Claim Nos. 34-
        108 to 34-120 for a total of $26,923.01;
    List No. 9, dated March 31, 1944, Regents Checks Nos. 34-
        160 to 34-184 for a total of $73,056.29;
    List No. 9, dated March 31, 1944, State Claims Nos. 34-121
        to 34-135 for a total of $24,343.76;
    List No. 10, dated April 29, 1944, Regents Checks Nos. 34-
        185 to 34-207 for a total of $67,698.75;
    List No. 10, dated April 29, 1944, State Claims Nos. 34-
        136 to 34-154 for a total of $29,800.98.

2.  Approval of decision and telegram in connection with Emergen-
    cy Farm Labor Problems as per meeting of March 25, 1944.

All voted - aye.

Acting on the authority granted in the January 7-8 meeting, the
Acting President, under date of February 19, 1944, mailed a list
of students who completed their work January 20, 1944, and who
were recommended by the faculty for various degrees, in order
that diplomas could be delivered to those graduates promptly.
This list has been properly signed by all Regents and was order-
ed included in the minutes of this meeting, as follows:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Adey May Dunnell

    Bachelor of Science

        S. K. Chem Fong                 Emma May

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Warren Clough Estes

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Carl Dietz Jesch                William Fairchild Richter

Upon the recommendation of Dean Wood and Dr. Moseley, Acting
President recommended the appointment of Dr. Robert H. Hume as
Associate Professor of English at a salary of $2800 for the year
1944-45 and $3000 for the following year.  Mr. Mc Namee moved
that the Regents approve the appointment of Dr. Hume.  All voted
- aye.

Acting President recommended that the recommendation of Dean Wood
approved by Dr. Moseley that Dr. Laird be made Acting Head of the
Department of English be not approved, and that Dr. Laird be
granted a leave of absence for the year 1944-45 without pay in
order to accept a Fellowship at Yale University to do research
work for Yale University.  Dean Wood recommended that this leave
be granted.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the recommendation of the
Acting President be approved.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Sheerin moved that the recommendations of Dean Wood regarding
the appointment of Dr. Laird to the Headship of the Department
of English be held in abeyance until the arrival of Dr. Moseley.
All voted - aye.

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Comptroller be authorized to pay the
bill of Hans Meyer-Kassel in the amount of $300 for oil painting
of Dr. Hartman.  All voted - aye.

Upon recommendation of Dean Traner, Acting President recommended
that Miss Joanna Chapman be given the rank of Assistant Professor
of Education with no change in salary.  Her salary is in the
Assistant Professor bracket.  Mr. Sheerin moved that the recom-
mendation be approved.  All voted - aye.

Acting President read a letter from Dr. Lowrance, Chairman of the
Health Committee, recommending that Dr. Harper be granted a leave
of absence for the duration of the war.  Mr. Gorman recommended
that the leave be not granted for the following reasons:

a.  Dr. Harper's services at the University were not satisfactory
    to a substantial group of the student body.  (This salary is
    normally paid from Hospital fees collected from students.)

b.  His employment was to him part time and on a year to year
    basis and he could not be classed as a regular member of the
    University staff.

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the recommendation of the Health Commit-
tee be not approved on the ground that it is not consistent with
policies of the University.  All voted - aye.

Acting President asked the Board to ratify the appointment of Dr.
John D. Bibb to the position of University Physician at an ini-
tial salary of $400 per month, effective February 1, 1944, the
appointment to continue to June 30, 1944.  His salary is now paid
largely from Army Contract funds; when these contracts expire, a
new arrangement would have to be made with Dr. Bibb.  Mr. Sheerin
moved that the Board ratify this action.  All voted - aye.

Acting President reported that he had granted a leave of absence
for the duration of the war to Assistant Professor Robert M.
Oliver of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in order that
he might go to the University of California to work in its Navy
program; and to Miss Ruth Russell, Instructor in Physical Educa-
tion for Women, who had requested that her leave of absence be
extended for the duration of the war.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that
these leaves of absence granted by the Acting President be rati-
fied.  All voted - aye.

Acting President reported that on February 1, 1944 Mrs. Katherine
Rawles was appointed matron for the women students housed in the
Alpha Tau Omega House, vice Mrs. Neville, resigned, no change in
salary.  The appointment expires June 30, 1944.  Action of the
Acting President was ratified.

Acting President read a letter from the Research Committee re-
questing the publication of "James Buchanan:  His Aims and Pur-
poses" by Dr. P. G. Auchampaugh as a University of Nevada publi-
cation, the money to be advanced from the Univerity Revolving
Fund and to be paid back when the books are sold.  In case the
books are not sold by 1946, Dr. Auchampaugh is to take the books
and reimburse the University for any unpaid amount.  Mr. Sheerin
moved that a contract be drawn to cover the publication of this
book and that the Comptroller be authorized to advance $1250,
subject to the above conditions.  All voted - aye.

Acting President read a letter from Miss Swift relative to the
reappointment of Mrs. Olga Bullinger as Instructor in the Depart-
ment of Home Economics.  This was the position held by Mrs. Marsh
until she was assigned to duty as Acting Dean of Women.  Mrs.
March is an applicant for this position of Dean of Women and
should she not be appointed to this position by Dr. Moseley, she
would return to her old position, and there would be no vacancy
for Mrs. Bullinger to fill.  Acting President was instructed to
notify Miss Swift accordingly.

Acting President had received an agreement from M. L. Wilson for
the signature of the University President, covering Emergency
Farm Labor.  However, the agreement was not in line with the
Regents' telegram of March 25th.  (See minutes of March 25th for
detail.)  Mr. Gorman stated that inasmuch as the Governor had
very definite ideas concerning foreign and Japanese labor, he
tried to consult the Governor before signing the contract.  Ow-
ing to the Governor's illness this conference was impossible and
the agreement was then referred to the Nevada State Farm Labor
Advisory Committee whose report follows:

                                            May 10, 1944

    Mr. Charles H. Gorman
    Acting President
    University of Nevada
    Campus

    Dear President Gorman:

    The Nevada State Farm Labor Advisory Committee met with me
    in my office May 8, 1944, and reviewed the proposed coopera-
    tive agreement under Section III of the Farm Labor Supply
    Appropriation Act of 1944 as transmitted in Director M. L.
    Wilson's letter of April 22, 1944, and concerning which he
    wrote you on the same day.  The members of the Committee
    had been informed previously of the action taken by our
    Board of Regents at their meeting on March 25, 1944, and
    which you conveyed to Honorable Marvin Jones, War Food Ad-
    ministrator, in the following telegram:

        Your letter February 14th relative supplying farmers
        with labor for wartime production stop We understand
        that furnishing of foreign agricultural workers in-
        volves treaties between the United States and foreign
        countries and therefore is to be handled by a Federal
        Agency Uniformity of procedure and efficiency would
        seem to require that interstate labor should be handled
        in the same manner stop Furthermore the University of
        Nevada is not in a position to accept responsibility
        necessary for police duty required to properly handle
        Japanese labor stop We fully realize the critical Farm
        Labor problem in the State and extend our full cooper-
        ation under our present agreement to place needed labor.

    Chairman William B. Wright and other members of the State
    Farm Labor Advisory Committee expressed themselves as being
    in complete accord with the decision of the Board of Regents
    as expressed in the above wire.  It was their unanimous opin-
    ion that the signing of the proposed cooperative agreement
    would, in effect, commit the University of Nevada to accept-
    ing direction from an agency of the Department of Agriculture
    other than the Federal Extension Service and change the pres-
    ent form of relationship between the University and the
    Department.  In view of these facts it was the opinion of the
    Committee that we should not sign the cooperative agreement
    as now drafted and that you should advise Director Wilson
    that the University of Nevada does not wish to change its
    relationships with the Department of Agriculture or accept
    any further responsibility for the foreign or interstate
    labor program during the current year.

                             Very sincerely yours,

                         /s/ C. W. Creel
                             Director

It was evident that in drawing up this agreement no attention
was paid to telegram of the Regents of March 25th which clearly
outlined the position of the Governor and the Regents.  Mr. Mc
Namee moved that the matter be laid on the table.  All voted -
aye.

Acting President recommended that the minutes contain in full the
rules and regulations governing the University Retirement Plan
approved by the State Board of Examiners, which follows:

   I.  Participation.  The University of Nevada Retirement Plan
       shall apply to all full-time, permanent employees of the
       University of Nevada to the extent to which their salary
       is paid from funds directly under control of the Board of
       Regents as provided by the laws of the State of Nevada and
       the Acts of Congress.  Persons who accept the provisions
       of this plan and who are 35 years of age, or older, shall
       participate immediately.  Persons who are under 35 years
       of age and who have served the University of Nevada for 2
       years, may voluntarily participate in the plan if they
       desire to do so, but they must participate upon reaching
       age 35.

       For an employee who comes from an institution where he
       has participated in a similar plan and who has a retire-
       ment annuity contract in force, and who has not reached
       the age of 35, participation shall be optional from be-
       ginning of service but shall be required when that em-
       ployee reaches age 35, as indicated above.

  II.  Retirement.

       A.  Retirement shall be granted by the Board of Regents
           to any employee not later than the end of the Univer-
           sity year in which the person concerned becomes 70
           years of age.

       B.  Retirement may be granted or required by the Board of
           Regents any time after the employee shall have reached
           60 years of age.

 III.  Extension of Service.  By special action of the Board of
       Regents, extension of service after normal retirement age
       may be made for definite periods, but no such extensions
       shall postpone retirement beyond the end of the academic
       year in which the age of 70 is attained by those employees
       who are administrative officers or members of the Univer-
       sity faculty.

  IV.  Contributions and Benefits.  The University of Nevada
       shall deduct at least 5% of the salary of each participant
       in the University of Retirement Plan and such payroll de-
       ductions shall be remitted on or before the 10th day of
       the succeeding month to the State Controller for credit
       to the University of Nevada Retirement Plan Fund.

       From the monies arising from the ad valorem tax and/or
       from the Federal Funds made as employer's contribution as
       provided for by the Act of Congress, approved March 4,
       1940, an amount equal to the 5% deduction made from the
       salaries of participants in the University of Nevada Re-
       tirement Plan shall be used as employer contribution to
       pay the University of Nevada's portion of annuities for
       such particpants.

       The combined sum derived from the deduction of at least
       5% from the salaries of the participants, plus the funds
       of equal amount made by the University of Nevada as em-
       ployer's contribution, shall be used to pay the premiums
       on annuity contracts with the Teachers Insurance and
       Annuity Association, or other insurance company licensed
       to do business in the State of Nevada.

   V.  Leave of Absence.  During leave of absence on part pay,
       the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada will
       continue contributions to the University of Nevada Re-
       tirement Fund on the basis of full salary, provided the
       participant does likewise.

  VI.  Contracts.  Each retirement annuity contract with the
       insurance company, written in accordance with this plan,
       shall be the property of the individual participant; the
       contract is between the participant and the insurance
       company.

 VII.  Supplementary Benefits.  WHEREAS, the People of the State
       of Nevada desire that such retirement system shall include
       those individuals who, because of their age, will not be
       enabled to make sufficient contributions to a retirement
       system by the time the age of retirement is attained, to
       provide a reasonable retirement annuity:

       NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Regents in such cases will
       supplement such annuities so that each employee of the
       University of Nevada and Public Service Division thereof,
       upon being retired shall receive an annuity equal to at
       least 25% of his average salary for the 5 years next pre-
       ceding the date of his retirement, in the manner provided
       for in Section 6, Chapter 99, Statutes of Nevada, 1943.

VIII.  Amendment.  Except as otherwise provided in its contracts
       and agreements with individual staff members, and with
       annuity or insurance companies, and by the laws of the
       State of Nevada and of the United States, the University
       of Nevada reserved the right to amend this retirement
       plan.

  IX.  Forfeiture of Retirement Benefits.  Any employee of the
       University of Nevada as of July 1, 1943, except a staff
       member on official leave of absence, who fails, on or
       before that date, to signify in writing his acceptance of
       the provisions of the University of Nevada Retirement Plan
       as required by law thereby foreits all claims for retire-
       ment benefits from the University of Nevada.  Staff mem-
       bers on leave of absence must signify their acceptance
       within one year after their return to duty at the Univer-
       sity of Nevada or forfeit all claims.  Staff members who
       are under 35 years of age on July 1, 1943, and who accept
       this plan may defer participation until the age of 35.

   X.  Effective Date.  In accordance with the laws of the State
       of Nevada, the effective date of this retirement plan
       shall be July 1, 1943.

Chairman Ross brought up the matter of the Neilson property,
stating that Mr. Neilson has died.  Sievert, the son, has prom-
ised to give us an answer in regard to a price on the Neilson
property.  It was the sense of the Board that we continue to
negotiate and try to get a price on this property.

Upon recommendation of Dean Wood, Acting President recommended
that the salary of Dr. Widerhold, Assistant Professor of Psy-
chology and Philosophy, be set at $2400 per year.  Mr. Mc Namee
moved that the recommendation be approved.  All voted - aye.

Acting President read a letter from Wayne Adams of the Food and
Drugs Department asking that certain repair to the building be
undertaken by the University.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the
woodwork be painted and the stone base and brickwork be pointed
up where needed; other items such as painting brickwork, etc.
be not done, as it was the sense of the Board that State money
should not be spent on beautifying rented property.  All voted -
aye.

Acting President recommended that Section VII of the Rules and
Regulations of the University Retirement Plan be amended to read
as follows:

 VII.  Supplementary Benefits.  WHEREAS, the People of the State
       of Nevada desire that such retirement system shall in-
       clude those individuals who, because of their age, will
       not be enabled to make sufficient contributions to a re-
       tirement system by the time the age of retirement is at-
       tained, to provide a reasonable retirement annuity;

       NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Regents in such cases will
       supplement such annuities so that each employee of the
       University of Nevada and the Public Service Division
       thereof, upon being retired, shall receive an annuity
       equal to at least 33 1/3% of his average salary for the
       5 years next preceding the date of his retirement, in the
       manner provided for in Section 6, Chapter 99, Statutes
       of Nevada, 1943.

Amendment effective July 1, 1944.  Mr. Sheerin moved that the
amendment be adopted, subject to the approval of the Board of
Examiners.  All voted - aye.

Acting President recommended the following salary changes, ef-
fective July 1, 1944:

    Alice Terry, Secretary to the President and the Board of
        Regents, increased to $200 per month
    Adelaide Steiner, Chief Clerk in the Comptroller's Office,
        increased to $200 per month
    Esther Romano, Cashier in the Comptroller's Office, increased
        to $200 per month
    Jeannette C. Rhodes, Registrar, increased to $2700 per year
    Ernestine Mc Cleary, Assistant Registrar, increased to $1620
        per year

Mr. Sheerin moved that increases be granted.  All voted - aye.

Acting President recommended the following increases in salaries
in the Agricultural Extension Division, effective June 1, 1944,
as recommended by Director Creel:

    V. E. Scott, Economist, from $3900 to $4000
    Otto R. Schulz, Soil Conservationist, from $3700 to $4000
    Marie Watkins, Chief Clerk, from $2100 to $2400
    Marguerite Callahan, Clerk-Stenographer, from $1620 to $1800
    Phoebe Swett, Clerk-Stenographer, from $1620 to $1680
    Velma Redden, Clerk-Stenographer, from $1500 to $1620
    Edna Champagne, Clerk-Stenographer, from $1500 to $1620
    Floe Houlahan, Clerk-Typist, from $1380 to $1440
    Esther Read, Clerk-Stenographer, from $1380 to $1620

Mr. Mc Namee moved that these increases be granted.  All voted -
aye.

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Comptroller be instructed to scale
and bracket clerical salaries for the University and to report
at the next meeting.  All voted - aye.

Acting President recommended that the salary of John Rosasco of
the Buildings and Grounds staff be increased to $175 per month,
effective July 1, 1944.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that the salary in-
crease be granted.  All voted - aye.

Upon recommendation of Dr. Records, Acting President recommended
that the salary of Agnes Hilden, Technician in Veterinary Science
be increased from $150 to $160 per month, effective July 1, 1944.
Mr. Mc Namee moved that the salary increase be granted.  All
voted - aye.

Upon recommendation of Wayne Adams, Acting President recommended
that the salary of Juanita L. Holmes be increased from $150 to
$175 per month, effective July 1, 1944.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that
the salary increase be granted.  All voted - aye.

Acting President recommended that Wayne B. Adams be made Commis-
sioner of Food and Drug Control and State Sealer of Weights and
Measures at a salary of $4200 per year, effective July 1, 1944.
Mr. Sheerin moved that the recommendation be approved.  All voted
- aye.

Upon recommendation of Acting President, Mr. Sirkegian moved that
the Secretaries of Dean Wood and Dean Palmer be employed during
the Summer months at their regular salary, $125 per month.  All
voted - aye.

Layman Property.  Acting President reported that it will take ap-
proximately $1000 to repair and renovate the Layman property at
1027 Sierra Street, Reno, which was deeded to the Regents by J.
D. Layman, former Librarian, for the purpose of maintaining the
Carrie Brooks Layman Scholarship.  The property is rented for
$35 per month or $4200 per year.  The Layman Scholarship is an
annual award of $200.  At the present time there is an overdraft
of $15 in this Scholarship account due to the fact that the house
wiring had to be replaced on orders from the Fire Chief of Reno.
Necessary repairs to the property amounting to $1000 would re-
quire the suspension of the Layman Scholarship for 2 1/2 years.

It was the sense of the Board that the Comptroller have the
property appraised and the advisability of selling the property
would be considered at the next meeting of the Board.

For the information of the Board, Acting President had asked Mrs.
Rickard to put a price on her property.  Her reply was as fol-
lows:

    In reply to your suggestion that I place a value on my
    property, I herewith submit the figure.  Said property
    adjoins the University on the north and is designated as
    1400-1404 and 1410 North Virginia Street.

    For a limited time I shall consider the sale of the above
    at a price of $25,000.  This includes the furnishings of
    two houses and partial furnishings of the third.  The 3
    houses contain electric stoves and refrigerators.  Two
    have had new red cedar roofs and paint within the last two
    years.  The attics have John Mansville insulation.  Two
    houses have hot water heat with a stoker, the other hot
    air with a Ray oil burner.  There is also a buried gasoline
    storage tank with a 280 gallon capacity.

    I shall be pleased to give further information upon request.

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Board of Regents recommend to the
Legislature the purchase of the property, the price to be fixed
by 3 appraisers, one to be appointed by her, one by us and the
two to appoint the third; the buildings to be left on the prop-
erty and she to live on the property and have the rent from the
houses until such time as the University needs the property.  The
Comptroller was authorized to ascertain if the above arrangement
would be satisfactory to Mrs. Rickard.  All voted - aye.

Dean Wood had requested that one year's leave of absence be given
to 3 members of our staff to enable them to study for Ph. D.
degrees, as follows:

    John R. Gottardi, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
    Claude Carson Smith, Associate Professor of History and
        Political Science
    William C. Miller, Assistant Professor of English

Because of decreased student enrollment it can be arranged to
grant these leaves without the necessity of employing anyone in
their places.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that the University grant a
year's leave of absence on full salary to these 3 men on condi-
tion that they apply themselves definitely toward getting their
doctor's degree and continue to work for that degree, and that
they return to the University at the end of the year.  All voted
- aye.

Acting President brought up the matter of Dr. Griffin as an un-
derstudy and successor to the Comptroller.  It was the sense of
the Board that Dr. Griffin be continued in the work as coordin-
ator of the Army programs and Assistant to the Comptroller and
that during the leave of absence of Professor Miller, he teach
such classes as might be necessary in the English Department.

Acting President read a letter from the Trust Officer of the
Zion Bank and Trust Company of Salt Lake City, concerning the
Beam Estate, which states:

    We have gone over the information that you sent us in your
    letter of March 28 regarding the Josephine Beam scholarships,
    and wish to say that we are of the opinion that you have done
    a very good job and have no criticism to make of your con-
    clusion.

    We would, however, like to call your attention to this one
    feature of Mrs. Beam's Will, which has not yet been entirely
    clarified by our legal advisors.  It is the question whether
    the Trustees have complete authority under the terms of the
    Will to make these scholarships outright gifts or whether
    they would have to be handled as loans at nominal interest
    to be repaid.  We are endeavoring to have the Attorney give
    us a definite statement in this regard and will advise you
    as soon as this is obtained.  We suggest meanwhile that you
    proceed as you have planned.

Acting President asked for authority to accept this scholarship
in the name of the Board of Regents when all points involved are
cleared up.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that authority be given, as re-
quested, to accept this scholarship.  All voted - aye.

Acting President asked for authority to accept the proposed
scholarships amounting to $300 per year to be donated by Mrs.
Ida Mary Hoover, Mr. Harry J. Robinson and Mr. Sidney W. Robinson
in memory of their aunt, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Talbot.  Mr. Mc
Namee moved that authority be given to accept this scholarship
in the name of the Board of Regents.  All voted - aye.

Comptroller submitted the following financial statement:

Statement of University General Funds - For period ending
    June 30, 1944.

    April 30, 1944, Balance:
        University State Tax                        $129,832,26
        90,000 Acre Grant Interest Account             3,069.10
        University Contingent                             71.52
        Liquor Tax                                     3,036.93
            Total                                   $136,009.81

    Expenditures:
        Payroll, 2 months @$15,000                  $ 30,000.00
        Fuel Oil                                       2,500.00
        Gas, Electricity, Water                        3,000.00
        Departmental Allotment                         2,500.00
        General Supplies                               2,000.00
        Cooperative Teachers                           3,000.00
        Industrial Insurance                           2,000.00
            Estimated expenses to June 30, 1944     $ 45,000.00

    June 30, 1944 Balance ($136,009.81 less expen)  $ 91,009.81
    June income (estimated)                           60,000.00
    July 1, 1944 Balance                            $151,009.81

Acting President read a letter from Professor A. E. Hill approv-
ing the 1944 Artemisia.  Mr. Sheerin moved that the bill for 100
copies of the Artemisia in the amount of $300 be paid.  All voted
- aye.

Acting President read a letter from the Board of Athletic Control
asking for $2400 per year to apply on the salary of an Athletic
Director as we have done in the past.  Mr. Sheerin moved that if
we have an athletic program this Fall, we renew our contribution
of $2400 to be paid toward the salary of an Athletic Director;
if we do not have a football team, that we do not.  All voted -
aye.

Acting President read a letter from Professor Murgotten asking
that his salary be increased but since the letter did not bear
the endorsement of the Head of his Department or the Dean of his
College, it was not considered by the Board.

Acting President presented the following list of students, candi-
dates for degrees as approved by the University faculty at its
meeting May 18, 1944, and recommended that the indicated degrees
be granted and diplomas issued.

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        Proctor R. Hug

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        John Manuel Aberasturi          Lela Hazel Iler
       *Ada May Bachman                 Mary Kirstina Jensen
        Amelia Freddie Baldini          Morio Kubota
       *Helene Ann Batjer               Katherine Marlatt Little
        Mary Alice Holmes Bean          Mary Elizabeth Mason
        Edith Lois Bradshaw             Geraldine E. Mc Farland
        Margaret Helen Cashbaugh        Nita Reifschneider
        Ellenlou Connolly              *Dorothy Ellen Reynolds
       *Doll Corbett                    Dorothy J. Savage
        Marjory Jane Dugan             *Darden Delia Tibbs
        John Val Du Pratt               Joseph Marvin Trigero
        Gloria Ross Esther              Shirley Layman Vigil
        Fonita Florine Ferguson         Ruth Virginia Waltenspiel
        Jeanne Frances Forsyth          Lois Yvonne Welden
        Lillian Funk                   *Muriel M. Westergard
        Margaret Douglass Gould         Melba Deen Whittaker
        Molly Morse Griswold            Marguerite Anne Williams
        Betty Josephine Hanna           Saralee Wylie
        Marian Helen Hecker             Frances Yee

    Bachelor of Science

        Clara Beth Haley

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        Helen Gung                      Eleanor Pearl Hecker

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        John Don Layson                 Fera Robert Preece

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Thomas James Boland             Carlos M. Danao

    Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

        Frank Maynard Fitz

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Nathaniel James Devlin

    Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

        John Murray Fox, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Otto Atsushi Oshida

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

       *Frances Julia Baumann          *Edith Menke
        Bertha Ruth Diesner            *Ruth Mary Noble
        Shirley Lorainne Dimock        *Geraldine Merle Streshley
        Katharine Henningsen            Betty Frances Sullivan
        Janet Foreman Mc Clellan

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF GRAMMER GRADE

        Marian Elizabeth Hennen

       *Will receive, in addition, Teacher's Diploma of High
        School Grade.

Mr. Sheerin moved that the indicated degrees be granted and
diplomas issued.  All voted - aye.

The Board of Regents recessed at 1:10 P.M. and met as a Board of
Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station.

Acting President presented the recommendation of Director Doten
as to increases in salary for the following members of his staff,
effective July 1, 1944, and recommended that they be granted with
the exception of Mr. Preuss and Mr. Sandry, since these two are
now paid the same salary as others in their respective brackets.
Mr. Sirkegian moved that the increases be granted with the two
exceptions noted by Mr. Gorman.  Those granted are as follows:

    Agnes Schmith, Administrative Secretary, from $2100 to $2400
    Gloria Ghiglieri, Assistant Librarian, from $1500 to $1650
    F. M. Johnson, Janitor, from $1020 to $1140
    J. E. Church, Chief Meteorologist, from $3900 to $4000
    Winifred Moore, Clerk, from $1500 to $1650
    M. R. Miller, Chemist, from $3900 to $4000
    Mark Shipley, Assistant in Range Management, from $2800 to
        $3000
    C. A. Brennen, Economist, from $3900 to $4000
    F. B. Headley, Chief in Farm Development, from $4200 to $4500
    Mable Hartley, Associate in Farm Development, from $2100 to
        $2400
    V. E. Spencer, Associate in Soils, from $3600 to $3750
    F. E. Fink, Laborer in Soils, from $1800 to $2100
    Howard G. Mason, Head of Estimating and Planning, from $3000
        to $3300

All voted - aye.

Acting President recommended, upon recommendation of Director
Doten, that C. E. Fleming be made Vice Director of the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station at a salary of $4500 per year, effective
July 1, 1944.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Board approve the rec-
ommendation of Mr. Doten and Mr. Gorman.  All voted - aye.

Acting President discussed the report of the Citizen's Agricul-
tural Advisory Committee which was appointed by George Ogilvie,
President of the State Farm Bureau, at the request of the Acting
President.  This Committee met at the University of Nevada on
April 14th and 15th, 1944, and after conference with personnel
of the Agricultural College, Agricultural Extension Division and
the Agricultural Experiment Station, made a comprehensive report
carrying the following recommendations:

1.  That this Agricultural Advisory Committee be continuous.

2.  That this Committee at all times be truly representative of
    all agricultural areas, interests and organizations.

3.  That the Chairman be elected by the Committee within its own
    membership, as provided for in the Bylaws.

4.  That the Committee meet at least once a year, or oftener if
    necessary, at the call of the Chair.

5.  That we request the Board of Regents to consider it one of
    their most important duties to elect a fully qualified Dean
    of the College of Agriculture, to coordinate the activities
    of the Experiment Station, the Extension Service and the
    College of Agriculture.

6.  That the first duty of the Dean of the College of Agriculture
    is to prepare such a coordinated program of the 3 Divisions
    and submit them to the Board of Regents for their careful
    consideration, and we believe this program should be in ac-
    cord with the observations and recommendations of this Ad-
    visory Committee.

7.  That the Experiment Station, the Extension Service and Col-
    lege of Agriculture submit a progress report to the Committee
    at least once a year.

8.  We think that a County Agent Institute Week should be held at
    the University at least once a year.  This would enable the
    County Agents to keep abreast of the research work of the
    Nevada Experiment Station and other Experiment Stations in
    the United States.

It was the sense of the Board that this Committee had done a real
service to the University and that the report should be referred
to the new Dean of Agriculture when he is appointed, for careful
study and consideration.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control and met as a Board of
Regents at 1:30 P.M.

Acting President recommended, upon the recommendation of Dean
Palmer, that the title of Jack T. Ryan be changed from Superin-
tendent of Shops and Instructor of Shop Practice to Superinten-
dent of Shops and Supervisor of Shop Instruction and that his
salary be increased to $2600 per year, effective July 1, 1944.
Mr. Mc Namee moved that the Board approve the recommendation.
All voted - aye.

Acting President read a letter from Mrs. Hartman as follows:

                                            Reno, Nevada
                                            May 15, 1944

    The Regents of the University of Nevada
    University of Nevada
    Reno, Nevada

    Dear Friends:

    My husband, Leon W. Hartman, wanted the University of Nevada
    to have a part of his estate.

    Paragraph 9 of his will contains this provision:

        In case the residue of my estate, not otherwise allotted,
        as indicated heretofore, should prove sufficient, I de-
        sire that the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00)
        shall go to the University of Nevada to establish the
        Sara Louise Hartman Memorial Fund, provided the said
        University of Nevada will pay to my wife during her life-
        time the income from this fund, either in monthly, semi-
        annual or annual installments as she may elect.  In case
        my wife should elect to allow the income from this sum
        to accumulate and remain with the University of Nevada,
        it is my wish that the income thus accumulated shall be
        added annually to the principal herein provided until
        the sum of the principal and its accumulations shall
        amount to One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) when
        the Board of Regents shall establish the Sara Louise
        Hartman Memorial Fund as a permanent endowment fund, the
        annual income of which shall go into the general fund for
        the support of the University of Nevada.  If feasible,
        I should be pleased if the annual income from this fund
        could be utilized, at least in part, for the partial
        support of the Department of Physics of the University
        of Nevada, to which for many years I devoted by best
        effort and thought.

    Most of my husband's estate was community property, but I
    would like to carry out his wishes.  So it is my plan to
    turn over to the University of Nevada $10,000.00 in securi-
    ties and cash for the purpose my husband specified and sub-
    ject to the conditions he imposed, in case the residue of
    his estate is sufficient.  When I turn the securities and
    cash over to the University, I would want the income from
    this fund paid to me annually during my lifetime.  Of course,
    the securities and cash would be the University's to sell
    and invest as it deemed fit.  As long as I receive the in-
    terest on this sum, I would ask that no publicity be given
    to this gift.  Would the University of Nevada be interested
    in receiving this gift for the purpose designated, not to
    be altered, and subject to the above mention condition?  If
    the University accepts this gift, subject to the conditions
    imposed, I would want to feel that the University would
    carry out my husband's wishes concerning the memorial gift.

                             Sincerely yours,

                         /s/ Edith K. Hartman

Chairman referred the matter to the Attorney of the Board and
asked that he report at the next meeting of the Board.

For the information of the Board, the Acting President reported
the following:

1.  The Honorary Board of Visitors met in the President's office
    on May 19th, with Chief Justice Orr presiding.  It was the
    the opinion of the Acting President that the Board gives a
    real service to the University.  A recommendation will be
    made by the Board of Visitors in their report to the Governor
    that the members of the Board of Visitors be reimbursed for
    transportation, in addition to the present provision of the
    law which is for room and meals while in attendance at the
    University meeting and Commencement.

2.  Mrs. Delos A. Turner, widow of Lt. Col. Delos A. Turner, has
    given the University an engraved gold life-membership Elks
    card to be displayed in the Mackay School of Mines.  Proper
    acknowledgement has been made on behalf of the Regents by
    Director Carpenter and the Acting President.

3.  Arrangements have been made to have a conference of High
    School Principals with Dean Traner and his staff sometime in
    June for the purpose of discussing coordination between High
    School and University curricula.  This is in accord with
    Regents' action of January 7, 1944.

4.  Director Carpenter of the Mackay School of Mines has taken
    steps to organize the Bureau of Mines Departments of the 11
    Western States into an association.

5.  Letter was presented from the Senior Class of 1944 enclosing
    a check for $50 to purchase a plaque for the new Gymnasium.

                                            May 19, 1944

        The Honorable Board of Regents
        University of Nevada
        Reno, Nevada

        Honorable Regents:

        It is the pleasure of the Senior Class of 1944 of the
        University of Nevada to present to the University a gift
        of fifty dollars ($50.00).  It is the hope of the Class
        that this be used to provide a bronze plaque in the new
        Gymnasium.

        The wording of this plaque is left to your discretion,
        with the suggestion that the Class of '44 be named as
        donor.

        We enclose the check and send with it our good wishes
        to the Board and the University, and our appreciation
        for all they have done for us.

                             Sincerely yours,

                             Class of 1944
                             by Katharine Henningsen

6.  Acting President gave each member of the Board a mimeographed
    copy of the report of the Faculty Advisory Committee outlin-
    ing the functions and duties of this Committee.

7.  The Evans Estate was willing to grant an option only to March
    15, 1945 and not to July 1, 1945, as requested by the Board.

Acting President read the following thank-you letters:

a.  From Edith C. Williams, Hattie Henderson and family, Palmer
    family, Dorothy Dinsmore, John W. Hall, F. L. Bixby, Olive
    Chadwick, Ida C. Robinson, Dorothy B. Post, for flowers.

b.  From Harold N. Brown, Eldon C. Grafton, Charles Duncan,
    Chester M. Cranton, Jessie Pope, Philip G. Auchampaugh, J.
    R. Van Dyke, for salary increases.

c.  From Theodore H. Post for use of the Education Auditorium for
    the Spring recital of the Reno Repertoire Club.

Acting President read a letter from the First National Bank con-
cerning substitution of bonds held as security for Board of Re-
gents deposits in the First National Banks.  Mr. Mc Namee moved
that the Chairman and the Comptroller be authorized to sign the
agreement for substitution of these bonds.  All voted - aye.

Chairman Ross stated that all letters had been answered concern-
ing the appointment of a President, both to applicants and to
those who had suggested applicants to the position.

Mr. Sheerin moved that the Secretary be instructed to record the
vote of the Board in the minutes in one statement when the vote
is unanimous, rather than to repeat the names of each Regent.
All voted - aye.

The following resolution was ordered made a part of the minutes
of this meeting:

    WHEREAS, a petition of the Deans, Directors and Heads of De-
    partments of the University of Nevada, dated January 18, 1944
    has been presented to the Board of Regents, recommending that
    this Board take a certain action, and

    WHEREAS, this Board of Regents recognizes the merits of said
    petition and are in full accord with the recitals therein.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Degree of Doctor of
    Laws be, and the same is hereby granted to and conferred upon

                     MR. CHARLES H. GORMAN

    in recognition of his more than 30 years of faithful, devoted
    and efficient service to this University; his complete under-
    standing of its problems; his fine and sympathetic considera-
    tion for its personnel of the Staff and Student Body, and,
    despite the shortness of his incumbancy as Acting President,
    the unexcelled administrative ability shown by him in the
    initiation of measures and procedures that have democratized
    and improved the institution, and stimulated its morale to
    the extent thereby of creating an unprecedented and universal
    good will and cooperative effort in its behalf.

    Unanimously adopted at an Executive Meeting of the Board of
    Regents of the University of Nevada, held May 20, 1944.

                         /s/ Silas E. Ross, Chairman
                             Anna H. Wardin
                             Paul J. Sirkegian
                             Leo A. Mc Namee
                             Chris H. Sheerin

The meeting recessed until 9:00 A.M., July 1, 1944, at which time
Dr. Moseley will meet with the Board.