05/22/1943

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

May 22-23, 1943 



05-22-1943
Volume 5 - Pages 366-374

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        May 22, 1943

The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. with the following
present:  Regents Ross, Wardin, Sirkegian and President Hartman.
Regents Brown and Olmsted were absent because of illness.

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the minutes of the previous meeting,
March 18, 1943, be approved.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Upon the President's recommendation, Mrs. Wardin moved that Miss
Alice Terry be made Secretary to the Board of Regents.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President read the list of graduates as follows:

Ralph Hobart Sullivan for a degree of Bachelor of Science in the
College of Arts and Science as of January 21, 1943.  Mr. Sullivan
was called to active duty in the Marine Corps December 21, 1942.

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        Lawrence James Osborne          Charles Weaks Saalfrank

    Master of Science

        Albin Erick Lindblad            Holly E. Mertel

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Florence E. Alexander           Harriet Lucille Morrison
       *Rose Arenaz                     Fritzi Jane Neddenriep
        Rae Birnback Bass               Oscar D. Neundorfer
       *Claire Ellen Butler             Ernest A. Piersall
        Betty Nash Carlson              Patricia Jane Prescott
        Mary Kathern Carroll            Marguerite Patricia Proll
        Dorothy Louise Casey            Deane Leslie Quilici
       *Catherine Louise Cazier         Margaret Reading
        Jean Loftus Chambers            Miriam H. Rebaleati
        Dorothy Elizabeth Cole          Mario J. Recanzone
        John Conway Downing             Jo Ann Record
        Sam J. Drakulich               *Yvonne Rosasco
        Peter Echeverria                Warren Gunn Salmon
        William Eugene Etchemendy       Margaret Marie Sears
        James A. Forsyth                Bernard James Smith, Jr.
        Barbara Dewey Francis           Valerie Clair Snell
        John E. Gabrielli               Vera Viola Sorensen
       *Mary Louise Griswold            Jack B. Streeter
       *Lauris Anita Gulling            John Gerard Stuifbergen
        Mildred Missimer Harris         Estes Beatrice Thompson
        Frances Hawkins                 Morton Jacob Traub, Jr.
        Shirley Gail Heany             *Emilie A. Turano
        Vida G. Jacobsen               *Rita E. Turano
        James William Kehoe            *Riochard S. Vietti
        Nicholas Joseph Mastrovich, Jr.*Jean Margaret Werner
       *Virginia Mae Mathews            Clarence Clifton Young
        Velia Margaret Mazza            Mary Dolores Young
        Jensen Forrest Mc Queen

    Bachelor of Science

        Mary Chalmers Ferguson          Margaret E. Records
       *Helen Juliette Hill             Merle L. Snider
        Harold Harding Keen             Ruth Wong
        George Leland Moore

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        Alfred Preston Mills

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

        Adolph C. Bruhns                Jack William Pierce
        James William Mc Cutchan        Duane Max Ramsey
        Ernest William Mc Kenzie

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Eugene Carlo Mastrolianni       Edwin B. M. Monsanta
        Elwood Brose Moffett

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        Franklin Theodore Peck          William Vernon Van Tassel
        Robert Edward Rae

    Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

        Eugene Joseph Michal

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Abbott Charles                  Roy Philip Peterson
        Fred Sneddon Haley              Charles Henry Tenney
        Gerald Hartley, Jr.             Robert Elmer West
        George Mar                      Robert Woodward

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        Leonard Alton Anker            *Matt Hugh Smith
       *Wendell D. Leavitt              Dante Solari
        Arthur Judson Palmer, Jr.

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

        Ruthe La Verne Cash            *Marguerite Rule
        Sylvia Marie Du Chane

    TEACHER'S DIPLOMA OF GRAMMER GRADE

        Ruth Isabel Osborne

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

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the list be approved as read.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented the following items for the information
of the Board:

1.  Letter from Mrs. Rawles who is leaving the University at the
    end of the present semester.

2.  Letter from Mrs. M. C. Ross and family thanking the Univer-
    sity for flowers for the funeral of Mrs. Lillie A. Cowgill.

3.  Letter from Ned Morehouse to Professor of Military Science
    and Tactics commending the efforts of the Department in re-
    gard to the military funeral for his brother Ben.

4.  Letter to Mr. Buckman thanking him for his service to the
    Extension Division.

5.  Letter of resignation of Dr. Vance of the Department of Math-
    ematics effective July 1, 1943.

6.  Letter from Miss Swift and letter from Miss Bray regarding
    the reported resignation of Mrs. Gwendolyn Wagner as Teacher
    Trainer in Home Economics and Adult Education.

7.  Letter from Max C. Fleischmann thanking the University for
    flowers sent to him.

8.  Verbal report regarding the prospective plan of Mr. Frank
    Mc Arthur, who is a wealthy land owner of Modoc County,
    California, to establish a $100,000 scholarship fund to
    assist students from his county who wish to attend the
    University of Nevada and who are financially unable to do
    so.  His plan is to put the money in the hands of a bank.

9.  Letter from the Red Cross thanking the University for its
    cooperation in the last drive for funds.

At her request the President recommended the retirement of Miss
Katherine Riegelhuth, Professor of English, for reasons of health
effective June 30, 1943, and that she be made Professor Emeritus
with a retirement allowance of 25% of her salary for the past 5
years subject to the approval of the Governor of the State.  Mrs.
Wardin moved that the recommendation be accepted with regrets.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

At his request the President recommended the retirement of Dean
Robert Stewart of the College of Agriculture for reasons of
health, effective June 30, 1943, and that he be made Professor
Emeritus with a retirement allowance of 25% of his salary for the
past 5 years, subject to the approval of the Governor of the
State.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the recommendation be accepted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Upon the President's recommendation, Mr. Sirkegian moved that a
leave of absence be granted to S. C. Dinsmore with full pay until
October 1, 1943 because of the condition of his health.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President stated that he had granted a leave of absence to
Miss Ruth Russell of the Department of Physical Education for
Women so that she might enter the Waves, the leave to be for
one year, effective July 1, 1943, with the provision that the
leave may be extended for the duration of the war in case she
makes a written request before the end of the year for such an
extension.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the Board approve the Presi-
dent's action.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President recommended the appointment of Dr. Charlton G.
Laird of Purdue University as Associate Professor of English at
a salary of $2800, effective September 1, 1943.  Mr. Sirkegian
moved that the recommendation be accepted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President recommended the appointment of Miss Agnes Hilden
of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, as Medical Tech-
nologist in the Department of Veterinary Science at a salary of
$150 per month effective June 15, 1943.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that
the recommendation be accepted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Upon the recommendation of the President, Mr. Sirkegian moved
that Wayne Adams be appointed Acting Commissioner of Food and
Drugs, and Sealer of Weights and Measures during the absence of
Mr. Dinsmore.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President recommended the temporary appointment of Miss Ethel
M. Dixon as Instructor of Physical Education for Women at a sal-
ary of $1700 per year effective September 1, 1943.  Mrs. Wardin
moved that the recommendation be accepted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President read a letter from Mr. E. C. Mulcahy of Sparks,
Nevada regarding the graduation of his son, who is in the armed
services.  The son has earned 106 units towards graduation and
217 1/2 grade points; he needs 20 more units and 34 1/2 grade
points.  Upon the President's recommendation, Mrs. Wardin moved
that the matter be referred to the Dean of Arts and Science for
study and recommendation.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President read a letter from Dr. Harry E. Wheeler, who is in
the Navy, concerning his salary for May and June, 1943, and rec-
ommended that the salary be paid.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the
recommendation be accepted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President prepared the following for the information of the
Board:

1.  Letter from Peter A. Burke asking to rent a vacant lot on
    West First Street for $15 per month to be used as a parking
    lot.  This property does not belong to the University.

2.  Letter from S. E. Ross concerning proxy of the University of
    Nevada for stock held in Standard Brands Incorporated.  The
    wish of major Fleischmann was followed.

3.  Letter from State Controller Schmidt concerning authority to
    handle and distribute money appropriated for athletics by
    Senate Bill No. 114, and the resolution adopted by the Board
    of Regents on April 3, 1939.

4.  Telegram from M. L. Wilson, Director of Extension, Washington
    D. C., approving the appointment of Mr. Creel.

5.  Telegram relating to contract with Army Air Force stating
    that "the University of Nevada is a State institution under
    the management of the President of the University."

The President asked that Mr. Ross be authorized to sign the proxy
of Commercial Mackay Corporation.  Mrs. Wardin moved that it be
granted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented the case of Miss Swift and the State
Vocational Education Department, stating that the Regents first
took action to cooperate with this Department in 1918.  The
President is calling a meeting of Miss Bray, Miss Akins, Miss
Swift, Mr. Jeppson, Dean Traner, Dean Wood and Dean Stewart to
consider the matter; from this group a committee will be ap-
pointed to study the situation.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the
Regents concur in the President's action.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented a letter from the Board of Athletic
Control requesting that the Board allot $2400 this year as was
done last year toward the support of athletics.  Mr. Sirkegian
moved that the request be granted with conditions set forth;
that it be applied to payment of salaries just as it has been
done before and with distinct understanding that delinquent
fees be paid first.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman was called in to give a verbal report of the income
from the Loraine Hotel, which is part of the Hartung Estate.
Mr. Smith of Smith-Gibbons came in and offered $8000 for the
property.  Mr. Sirkegian suggested that Mr. Smith write a letter
stating his offer; and Mr. Smith was asked to do this.

The President read a letter relative to the Loraine Hotel fire
hazard;  Mr. Gorman asked for authorization to take care of the
Fire Chief's recommendation which is that the doors should swing
out instead of in.  About $100 would be needed.  Mr. Sirkegian
moved that Mr. Gorman be given authority to go ahead in the
matter.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President reported on the Garvey bequest, and the decision of
the Court pertaining thereto which gives the University $100,000.
This is from the Estate of Luella Rhodes Garvey, deceased, to be
paid to the University upon the death of her mother, Mary A.
Rhodes.

The President read a letter from Captain Nelson asking that a
coordinator be appointed, and that the coordinator be a faculty
member with no other assigned duties, to act with the Commanding
Officer of the Army Air Corps.  Mr. Gorman stated that the Army
wants a coordinator and is willing to pay for one.  He suggested
that Dr. Griffin be named if it is decided to appoint someone.
The President stated that Dr. Griffin would be willing to act
provided it would not affect his standing with the University.
Dr. Griffin was called and said that he understood that the
coordinator would always be under the supervision of the Admin-
istration of the University.  Captain Nelson was called in and
explained the need for a coordinator, thanked the University
for splendid cooperation, but asked for someone who can foresee
needs of the Air Force and who has sufficient authority to take
care of them.  He realized that all matters of major importance
would have to be submitted to the Administration.  Mr. Gorman
took up the problem of the Dining Hall and the Rationing Board.
Army personnel are allowed 125 rationing points against 48 for
civilians.  Captain Nelson thought it possible that we would be
asked to take another 100 men for the Air Force Program.  Mr.
Ross thanked Captain Nelson and stated that the Board was now in
a much better position to make a decision.

The Board recessed from 12:40 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

The President asked for the reaction of the Board in providing
housing facilities for women students in case the Army takes over
Artemisia Hall.  Mrs. Wardin made a motion authorizing the Presi-
ident to make Artemisia Hall available for the Army if they
should need it and to put the matter of housing women students
in the hands of Mr. Gorman, Dr. Hartman and Mrs. Benson.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President outlined briefly a report from the Sigma Xi Society
at the University relative to means by which research can be
initiated and carried out.  This will be considered further at a
later meeting.

The President told of the offer of Dr. Chase of Reno to give a
community hospital to the University along with -

a.  Half interest in the Lyons building, Reno.
b.  Lot with frontage of 175 feet on West First Street, Reno.
c.  Interest in a private restricted recreation property on Lake
    Tahoe.
d.  Lot in Beverly Hills, California.

There was discussion concerning:  The legal question of the State
becoming a partner with an individual; the right of the Regents
to accept anything which requires expenditure of State funds;
Fulton property could be accepted as there is no partnership in-
volved; no assurance that there will be enough money to maintain
the hospital; University cannot go into community hospital busi-
ness; nothing can be done without Attorney General's ruling.  Mr.
Sirkegian moved that the President be authorized to advise Dr.
Chase of the Attorney General's opinion.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President reported the employment of Jake Lawlor at $250 per
month starting March 1st and the employment of James Aiken at
$100 per month starting April 1st in the Department of Physical
Education for Men to teach Army Air Force Pre-Flight Cadets.
Mrs. Wardin moved that the Board approve the President's action.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President submitted the Retirement Pension Plan.  Mr. Gorman
pointed out that 50% pension is the maximum permitted by the law.
Mrs. Wardin moved that the Board accept the plan subject to the
final approval of the Attorney General.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President told the Board of the survey committee which looked
over the Campus and of the possibility of the University being
asked to take an Army Specialized Training Corps for work in
Engineering.

The President recommended the salary increase for Mr. E. L.
Randall, Chemist at the Food and Drug Laboratory of $10 per
month, increasing his salary from $240 to $25 per month; and the
salary increase for Mr. Victor Cokefair, Inspector in the Pure
Food and Drugs Laboratory of $25 per month, increasing his salary
from $150 to $175 per month, these increases to be effective
July 1, 1943 and paid from Petroleum Products Inspection Funds.
Mrs. Wardin moved that these salary increases be granted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

                        Advanced in             Present     New
                          Rank to   Increase    Salary    Salary

P. G. Auchampaugh                      $300      $2100     $2400
E. M. Beesley                           300       2100      2400
Mrs. Lucile Benson                      300       2100      2400
W. D. Billings           Assoc Prof     150       2700      2850
Karen Bratton                           180       1440      1620
Alene De Ruff                           180       1440      1620
William O. Holmes        Asst Prof      300       1800      2100
W. F. Hoskins                           180       1320      1500
A. E. Hutcheson          Assoc Prof     200       2600      2800
R. A. Irwin                             200       2600      2800
Clare Johnson                           180       1800      1980
Mrs. Precious Johnson                   180       1200      1380
Mrs. Helen Joslin                       100       1650      1750
E. W. Lowrance           Assoc Prof     150       2700      2850
Mrs. Ernestine Mc Cleary                180       1320      1500
C. A. Mac Kenzie                        200       2500      2700
Mrs. Alice Marsh                        100       2200      2300
A. G. Mazour                            200       2800      3000
C. W. F. Melz            Asst Prof      200       2000      2200
William C. Miller                       150       2350      2500
Mrs. Gertrude Neville                   180        900      1070
R. M. Oliver                            180       2100      2280
Frank Richardson         Asst Prof      300       2100      2400
Mrs. J . C. Rhodes                      300       2100      2400
Esther Romano                           240       1620      1860
C. C. Smith                             200       2500      2700
Wm. I. Smith                            170       2580      2750
Mrs. Adelaide Steiner                   240       1620      1860
Mildred Swift            Head of Dept    --
Alice Terry                             300       1920      2220
J. R. Van Dyke                          150       2750      2900
M. J. Webster                           100       2700      2800
A. G. Wiederhold         Asst Prof      250       2000      2250
Loring R. Williams                      200       2500      2700

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Board approve.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman recommended that Mrs. Steiner and Miss Romano be given
bonuses of $100 each, that Miss Terry be given a bonus of $50 and
that Mrs. Bixby be given her full salary for May, for extra work
in the Comptroller's office.  The President approved.  Mrs.
Wardin moved that the Board approve this recommendation.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman, as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, recom-
mended salary increases for the following members of the Build-
ings and Grounds staff, effective July 1, 1943:

                                     Yearly     Present     New
                                    Increase    Salary    Salary

Carl Horn                              $420      $2580     $3000
John Welsh, Watchman                    240       1380      1620
Ben Gilliam, Watchman                   240       1380      1620
Mrs. Maud Wilson, Janitress             120       1500      1620
Charles Gadda, Janitor                  240       1380      1620
Mrs. May Kelly, Janitress               240       1380      1620
Fred Woolcock, Janitor                  240       1380      1620
Maurice E. Lewis, Janitor               240       1380      1620
Mrs. Clara Boland, Janitress            240       1380      1620
J. R. Tait, Janitor                     240       1380      1620
Berna K. Kirk, Janitress                240       1380      1620
Mrs. Dora Hook, Janitress               240       1380      1620
Charles Rickabaugh, Carpenter           180       1920      2100
Herbert Preuss, Greenhouse              180       1680      1860
    (plus Experimental Station)
J. B. Rosasco, Gardener                 180       1620      1800
Mrs. Ida Bertrand, Janitress            240       1380      1620
Mrs. Dorothy Springer, Janitress        240       1380      1620
    (paid by Extention Division)
Frank Hubbler, Heating Plant &                    5/day     6/day
    Lawn Cutting                        360       1800      2160
James Mullen, Heating Plant                       5/day     6/day
                                        360       1800      2160
Henry Dieterich, Yardman                156       1404      1560
Bill Gorman, Plumber                    120       5/day     6/day
Joe Long, Lawn Man Winter (5 months)     65     4.50/day    5/day
          Cutting Season  (7 months)    182       5/day  5.50/day
8 Lawn Men for 9 months                1236     4.50/day    5/day

Army Air Force Employees, New:

Mrs. Ethel M. Reynolds, Janitress                  115       135
                                                  1380      1620
Mrs. F. L. Squires, Hospital                      4/day  4.50/day
                                                  1248      1404
W. T. Weller, Janitor                          4.50/day     5/day
                                                            1560
1 Janitor, New Gymnasium                                    5/day
                                                            1560
1 Janitor, Lincoln Hall                                     5/day
                                                            1560
1 Janitor, Manzanita Hall                                   5/day
                                                            1560

The President approved and Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Board ap-
prove these salary increases.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented for the consideration of the Board the
report regarding the 12-week Summer Session, for which a maximum
of 15 credits are given.  Should this be considered as an inte-
gral part of the University program and therefore not necessarily
self-supporting.  Since it is too late to make any changes for
the present Summer Session, Mrs. Wardin moved that the matter
be taken up at a later meeting.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President presented the request of the Associated Students
that Mr. Leonard E. Chadwick be permitted to act as Graduate
Manager, effective June 1, 1943.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that this
be permitted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Upon the President's recommendation, Mrs. Wardin moved that we
order 100 copies of the Artemisia yearbook instead of the usual
90.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President read a letter from the Washoe County Medical
Society suggesting that Dr. Cann be made University Physician
if Dr. Harper should go into war service.

The Comptroller made the following financial report:

            STATEMENT OF UNIVERSITY GENERAL FUNDS

April 30, 1943 balances:
    Liquor Tax                          $26,575.33
    90,000 Acre Grant Interest Acct         783.91
    University Contingent                   308.66
    University Sales Tax                 70,714.07
    Barracks Fire Loss                    3,851.95
    Total Balance April 30, 1943                    $102,233.92

Income:
    Liquor Tax May and June (est)                     20,000.00
    90,000 Acre Grant Interest Acct (est)              1,000.00
    University Contingent (est)                          200.00
    Total                                           $123,433.92

Expenditures:
    Payrolls May & June @19,000         $38,000.00
    Fuel Oil                              1,500.00
    Gas, electricity and water            4,000.00
    Supplies                              2,500.00
    Cooperating teachers                  4,000.00
    Industrial Commission Insurance       2,000.00
    Reserve for new Gymnasium to complete
        heating and ventilating          16,000.00
    Total expenditures                              $ 68,000.00

Balance June 30, 1943                               $ 55,433.92
June Taxes (est)                                      45,000.00
Available June 30, 1943                             $100,433.92

The Comptroller reported the following changes in the Comptrol-
ler's office:  Miss Alice Terry was promoted to the President's
office, Miss Esther Romano has taken Miss Terry's place as
Cashier and Mrs. Adelaide Steiner will fill the position formerly
held by Mrs. Bixby, who will leave the Comptroller's office on
May 24th.  Miss Terry's bond in the amount of $10,000 has been
transferred to Miss Romano and the bond of Mrs. Bixby in the
amount of $10,000 has been transferred to Mrs. Steiner.  Miss
Beatrice Thompson will fill the position formerly held by Miss
Romano, beginning June 1, 1943, at a salary of $125 per month.
This is the position that was created by the Legislature in 1939
for the checking of all bills from all Departments and associate
Departments of the University of Nevada.  Mrs. Wardin moved that
the Board approve.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The Comptroller asked for the approval of the Board to give Miss
Esther Romano authority to sign Revolving Fund checks in case of
emergency.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that approval be given.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The Comptroller made the following report regarding the new Gym-
nasium building:  With 250 men housed on the main floor of this
building, the Army Officers insist that the ventilating system
for the main floor be installed at once.  This will complete the
heating and ventilating for the entire building.  The installa-
tion of the ventilating system on the main floor will require the
following material:

    Fans, switches, etc.               $2,275
    Sheet metal                         1,275
    Grilles, platform, etc.             1,600
    Labor                               1,500
    Total                              $6,650

The work already authorized for heating the building and venti-
lating the basement will cost approximately $8,710 making a grand
total of $15,360.  Recommendation of the Army Officers should
make it possible to secure priorities on the material needed.
Subject to the approval of the Board, a reserve of $16,000 was
set up to cover this work, as stated in financial statement.  Mr.
Charles Thompson has offered to make the necessary plans and su-
pervise the installation for the sum of $985.  In summary, the
total cost is estimated at $37,500.  If Mr. Thompson's proposal
is accepted, he will receive $4,385 (including amount previously
authorized), which is 13% of the total cost.  Mr. Sirkegian moved
that Mr. Gorman be given authority to proceed with the above
plans.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The Comptroller stated that inasmuch as certain items are holding
up Mr. Peterson, Contractor for the new Gymnasium, a substantial
payment of $30,000 should be made to apply on final payment.  Mr.
Sirkegian moved that the Board approve.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P.M. with the understanding that
the next meeting will be at the call of the Chairman.