05/27/1924

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 27-28, 1924
 



05-27-1924
Volume OE - Pages 380-384

                         Reno, Nevada
                      May 27 & 29, 1924

The Board of Regents met in the office of the President of the
University on Tuesday, May 27th, at 10 o'clock.  Present:  Re-
gents Pratt, Hood, Talbot, Williams, Mrs. Williams and President
Clark.

The minutes of the meeting of April 30, 1924 were approved, on
motion of Chairman Pratt, by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark submitted to the Regents the list of candidates
for graduation as submitted to him by the faculty of the Univer-
sity, through the Registrar.  On motion of Mrs. Williams, the
list was approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Following is the list so approved:

    Master of Science in Chemistry

        Ruth Anna Billinghurst

    Master of Arts

        Eunice Miller

    Civil Engineering

        Glenn F. Engle

    College of Arts and Science - Bachelor of Arts

        Lyndel Dorcas Adams            Melbourne Grant Irving
        Everett Eugene Aine            Noah Johnson
        Eunice Isabelle Allen          James Bernard Koehler
        Luethel Austin                 Verda Leone Luce
        Justine Badt                   Janet Howe Marshall
        Dorothy Locke Boardman         Bonita Elizabeth Miles
        Marie Campbell                 Edward H. S. Min
        Jerry Sutro Clinton            Ogden Francis Monahan
        Alexander G. Cotter            Kathleen Ellen Murphy
        Mrs. Thelma Davis              M. Harlow North
        Erma D. Eason                  Jane Beatrice O'Sullivan
        Theodore Grant Elges           Evelyn Mildred Pedroli
        Zosimo F. Fabella              Eunice Peters
        Le Roy Dryden Fothergill       Herbert Carl Reimer
        Jessie Jane Gibson             Sidney William Robinson
        Cecil H. Green                 Helen Martha Robison
        Louise Grubnau                 Chester M. Scranton
        Marie C. Grubnau               Nevada Semenza
        Richard A. Hardin              Chris H. Sheerin
        Eloise Harris                  Vera L. Smith
        Paul Atkins Harwood            Vera Green Soderstrom
        Alexander D. Henderson, Jr.    Bertha Mae Standfast
        George H. Hobbs                Ruel J. Taylor
        Daniel Harold Hughes           Robert O. Weede

    College of Arts and Science - Bachelor of Science

        William W. Bent                Herbert E. Foster
        Sara Lewis Bloomfield          Laurence Larkin Quill
                          Helen Frances Watkins

    Bachelor of Science - Mining Engineering

        Paul J. Sirkegian
        Lloyd De Vigny Skinner (as of 1906)

    Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering

        Charles Lewis Boyd             Eric Conrad Otto
        Ennis Francis Kinsella         Robert Austin Plaus
        Murdock Mc Leod                Arthur J. Shaver
        Frank Floyd Moffitt            Harold Jasper Sorenson

    Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering

        Leslie Mc Mahon Sanford

    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

        Edgar Thurston Boardman        Elbert D. Curtis
        Basil Webb Crowley             John Hulbert Horn

    Bachelor of Science - Agriculture

        Louis Titus

    Bachelor of Science - Home Economics

        Frances Heward Westervelt

    Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade

        Lyndel Dorcas Adams            Janet Howe Marshall
        Eunice Isabelle Allen          Jane Beatrice O'Sullivan
        Sara Lewis Bloomfield          Marguerite Patterson
        Marie Campbell                 Evelyn Mildred Pedroli
        Mrs. Thelma Davis              Eunice Peters
        Erma D. Eason                  Laurence Larkin Quill
        Herbert E. Foster              Helen Martha Robison
        Jessie Jane Gibson             Chester M. Scranton
        Cecil H. Green                 Nevada Semenza
        Marie C. Grubnau               Vera L. Smith
        Richard A. Hardin              Vera Green Soderstrom
        Eloise Harris                  Bertha Mae Standfast
        Noah Johnson                   Helen Frances Watkins
        Marion Lothrop                 Robert O. Weede
        Verda Leone Luce               Frances Heward Westervelt

    Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade

        Margery Elaine Baker           Bernice Mathews
        Florence L. Brown              Mary Ella Mc Ginness
                        Christine Davis

President Clark outlined his recent visit to Mr. Clarence H.
Mackay in New York City and presented to the Board the follow-
ing telegram from Mr. Mackay:

                                       New York, May 26, 1924

    Honorable Walter E. Clark
    President, University of Nevada
    Reno, Nevada

    On the Semi-Centennial of the University of Nevada I send
    to the Regents of the University, its Board of Trustees, as
    well as yourself and members of the faculty and students, my
    most hearty greetings and congratulations.  I wish it were
    possible for me on this most auspicious day to present this
    message in person but, unfortunately, for reasons which I
    explained to you while on your recent visit here, it is im-
    possible for me to absent myself at this time.  It is with
    keen regret that I say this because I was looking forward
    with genuine anticipation to renewing many pleasant associ-
    ations of the past and joining with you all in a celebration
    marking 50 years of substantial progress in the life of the
    State and of the University.

    From a modest beginning the University has steadily grown to
    its present position by virtue of the efforts of its indomi-
    table pioneers in the field of education and by reason of the
    steadfast loyalty of the people of Nevada who rallied to
    their University with unselfish and splendid enthusiasm,
    recognizing that such an Institution is so necessary for the
    inculcation of sound principles of education and morals for
    future generations and the consequent betterment of state
    and country.  All praise to those who have blazed such a
    glorius path of achievement in the first 50 years of the
    University's life.

    I wish to take this opportunity of paying tribute to the mem-
    ory of your predecessor and my friend, the late Dr. Stubbs,
    to whose devotion and untiring efforts the University owes a
    great debt of gratitude and during whose tenure of office
    the Mackay School of Mines came into being.  That this School
    of Mines has filled a useful place in the community I feel
    is the general opinion and I believe that the handicaps it
    may have had to contend with on account of its lack of op-
    portunities for further development can be met and overcome.
    Believing this to be a demonstrated fact, from the informa-
    tion that you and your colleagues have furnished me, and
    imbued with the firm belief that the Mackay School of Mines
    can be of still greater value not only to the State of Nevada
    and its strong limbed and stout hearted sons, but also to
    the nation, I take great pleasure, on this semi-centennial of
    the University in stating that, commencing with January first
    of the coming year, I will donate to the University in semi-
    annual payments for a period of 5 years, the sum of $18,000
    annually to be used in addition to the income from the previ-
    ous endowment fund to pay the annual salaries for the staff
    of the Mackay School of Mines.  Any remainder from this fund
    shall be applied in every instance to the purchase of new
    equipment for Departments of Mining, Metallurgy or Geology
    in the Mackay School of Mines.  If at the end of this 5-year
    period, I am fully satisfied with the progress that has been
    made, I will bestow upon the Mackay School of Mines securi-
    ties, the annual income of which will thereafter yield to
    the School the sum of $18,000.  I also desire that after
    painstaking study of the plans of the best plants in the
    Universities of the country for the teaching of Chemistry,
    Physics and Mathematics has been made, that you shall have
    detailed plans drawn for a new building for Chemistry,
    Physics and Mathematics adequate in every respect to meet
    the needs for the best possible instruction in these 3
    basic subjects for the Mackay School of Mines work.  If
    these plans after submission to me meet with my approval,
    I will then provide the funds for the erection of a building
    for Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics on the Campus of the
    University of Nevada, it being understood that the time and
    payments shall be left to my discretion.  My sole desire is
    to make the School of Mines first in this country and pre-
    eminent in the world of mining education and I trust that
    the realization of this desire may be fulfilled.  Godspeed
    to you all in your journey of the next half century.

                         /s/ Clarence H. Mackay

After a general discussion, Judge Talbot asked to be excused.
Further discussion was had and the Board then adjourned until
9:30 o'clock Thursday morning, May 29th.

The adjourned meeting of the Board convened Thursday morning,
May 29th, at 9:30 o'clock.  Present:  All the members of the
Board and President Clark.

List No. 18, Regents Checks, Nos. 4040 to 4055 for a total of
$45,684.46, and List No. 18, State Claims, Nos. 189 to 193 in-
clusive, for a total of $3,175.95, were, on motion of Regent
Pratt, approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the Chairman of this Board be instructed
to wire the appreciation of this Board to Mr. Mackay for his
splendid gift to this University and that this motion carry with
it formal acceptance of Mr. Mackay's gifts.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark read a letter from Dr. Schappelle in which he
quoted the following paragraph of his Will:

    All parts of my library as located within the State of
    Nevada, I bequeath to the Library of the University of
    Nevada.  I designate the Professor of Modern Languages
    next to me in rank to attend to the transferring of my
    library to the University.

On motion of Mrs. Williams, President Clark was instructed to
convey the appreciation of the Board for his thoughtfulness to
Dr. Schappelle.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. Schappelle, President Clark recom-
mended that Mr. Edwin Eugene Williams be elected Instructor in
Modern Languages at a salary of $2000 for the coming University
year, his service to begin with August 25th and his salary to
be paid in 12 equal installments beginning with September, 1924.
Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Mr. Williams moved
that Mr. Vincent P. Gianella be re-elected Instructor in Metal-
lurgy for the 9 months beginning September, 1924 at a salary of
$225 per month, understanding that his actual work is to begin
August 25, 1924.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Dr. H. W. Hill, President Clark recom-
mended the election of Miss Dorothy Ross as Instructor in English
for the coming University year at $1500, service to begin on
August 25th, 1924 and salary to be paid in 12 equal monthly in-
stallments beginning with September, 1924.  Mr. Williams moved
the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Professor Wilcox, President Clark recom-
mended the election of Mr. Edward G. Sutherland to be Instructor
in Economics, Business and Sociology for the coming University
year at a salary of $2500, service to begin August 25, 1924 and
salary to be paid in 12 equal monthly installments beginning with
September, 1924.  Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the Presi-
dent's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark recommended that Mr. Higginbotham be granted an
increase in salary to $2500 for the University year beginning
September 1, 1924.  Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of the Presi-
dent's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Architect De Longchamps was then called and presented to the
Board his estimate for the erection of a new Public Service
building.  The building would cost, by his estimate, $76,536,
with Oregon pine floors.  If marble floors were desired, $4000
would need to be added; if maple, $1500.  Regent Pratt suggested
that radiation be changed from steam to hot water.  The matter
of connecting Lincoln Hall to the heating system of the new
building was discussed and was thought to be quite feasible.
Then the matter of providing heat for the buildings on the west-
ern slope of the Campus was discussed.  Mr. De Longchamps was
asked to look into the matter of radiation in the two Dormitories
and Dining Hall and to see what would be the probable cost of
heating these buildings from a heating plant to be located on
the proposed site of the planned University commons.  He report-
ed back to the Board that $20,000 would build sufficient base-
ment boiler room, roof it over, provide the boilers, pumps and
a concrete tunnel to carry pipes from Manzanita Hall to the new
Public Service building.  If the new building were not connected
up with the proposed new system, the cost would be reduced to
between $14,000 and $15,000.

Recessed until 4 P.M.

Recessed meeting convened at 4 o'clock, all members present ex-
cepting Mrs. Williams.

After general and prolonged discussion, it was the decision of
the Board that President Clark should be instructed to secure
the services of some competent engineer concerning the proposed
change in the heating plant, if necessary to make such change.
Perhaps the present plant should be enlarged; perhaps a new
plant should be installed.  The report of the heating engineer
is to be made to the Chairman, with the Reno members present,
if possible, at the earliest possible time.  Regent Williams
made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Judge Talbot moved that the President be authorized to have a
mezzanine floor placed in the University Library, thus making
space available for book stacks and releasing ground floor
space for reading tables, at a cost not to exceed $1500, to be
charged to the permanent construction account.  This work is to
be done at once so that the new floor space may be available at
the opening of the new semester.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark read a letter from the student organizations in
which they offered to pay $400 from their funds towards the con-
struction of a tennis court if the University funds would bear
the additional half cost of $400.

After discussion Regent Williams moved that the President be
authorized to cooperate with the students in the construction
of a new concrete tennis court at a cost of not to exceed $450
from University funds, it being understood that student funds
would be available towards the construction of a 4th court up
to $400.  If the court can be constructed for less than $800,
student and University funds are to bear an equal part of the
construction cost.   Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

After further discussion about the building plans, the Board
decided to postpone action until after the report of the heating
engineer, since if an enlargement of the central heating plant
were deemed necessary, funds for the construction of this new
building would not be available.

Adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman to hear the
report of the heating engineer.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary