05/31/1919

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 31, 1919
 



05-31-1919
Volume OE - Pages 217-222

                         Reno, Nevada
                         May 31, 1919

The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents from May 6th was
called to order on May 31 by the Chairman at 10:20 o'clock in
the Office of the President of the University.  The following
members were present:  Regents Pratt, Hood, North and Cheney,
also President Clark.  Absent:  Regent Curler.

The President read to the Board messages he had received from
Mr. F. B. Dresslar, Special Agent of the Bureau of Education,
and Commissioner Claxton, relative to the possibility of a visit
from Dr. Dresslar to the University for the purpose of his coun-
seling with the architect who is preparing the plans for the
new College of Education building, the matter of Mr. Dresslar's
engagement for this purpose having been left to the Executive
Committee with power, at the May 6th meeting.  The President
reported that the Commissioner of Education would detail Mr.
Dresslar here, the University to pay only his necessary expenses,
the approximate cost for the visit being approximately $300.

It was moved by Regent North that the proposition that Mr.
Dresslar be invited to visit the University and assist with
the plans for the Educational building be accepted in the terms
stated in his telegram of May 26 and the telegram of May 30 of
Commissioner Claxton.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The Board approved List of State Claims Nos. 70 to 88 inclusive,
except No. 72, for a total of $11,677.15; and also Regents'
Claims Nos. 42 to 52 inclusive, for a total of $21,495.00, and
Claims and Checks covering same signed by the members and the
Chairman.

The President reported in the matter of the selection of a man
for the open position in the Department of Romanic Languages,
which matter had been referred to the President in the May 6
meeting, that he had selected for this place Dr. William Ernest
Lowther, Ph. D., to be Associate Professor of Romance Languages
at a salary of $2500 per annum, beginning September 1, 1919,
this being in accordance with the terms specified in the former
meeting, if Dr. Lowther was selected for the position.

The President reported that he had received word of acceptance
from Miss Day, Professor Courtright, Assistant Professor Blair
and Mr. Borgstrom.

Report was made by the President that the Catalogue for 1919
was off the press, the delay in its issuance being due to prefer-
ential legislative printing.

Report was made by the President of some erroneous statements
being in the Journal, though printed Press letter had been sent
out.  The editor stated in his explanation that the errors were
due to careless work on the part of one of their newswriters and
that the Journal regretted that the error had occurred.  The
question of newspaper policy generally was briefly discussed.

A letter from Dr. E. W. Allen, official Washington examiner of
the Agricultural Experiment Stations, on the conditions of the
Nevada Station was read to the Board, the letter expressing the
commendation of Dr. Allen on the affairs of the Station.

The matter of the revision of the Bylaws of the Board was brought
up and it was deemed by the Board advisable that such revision
be held in abeyance for this year.

The President recommended that the Board authorize the transfer
of 1 share of stock in the Southside Irrigating Canal Company,
now held in the name of the University of Nevada, to Professor
F. W. Wilson, in order that he might qualify as an officer of
that Company (Professor Wilson being the Secretary of the Com-
pany).

It was moved by Regent Pratt that 1 share of stock in the South-
side Irrigating Canal Company be transferred to the name of
F. W. Wilson, Trustee, to enable him to qualify as an officer
of that Company.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President recommended for the approval of the Board the in-
crease in price of board in the University Dining Hall for the
coming year, from $22 to $24, the latter price being the pub-
lished price in the catalogue and necessary on account of rising
prices in raw materials.

It was moved by Mrs. Hood that the price in board in the Uni-
versity Dining Hall of $24 be approved.  Motion carried, all
voting aye.

The President recommended the permanent appointment of Miss
Jessie Pope who had been engaged temporarily as Instructor in
the Department of Home Economics, as Instructor in Home Economics
at a salary of $1320 per year, beginning July 1, 1919.

It was moved by Mr. Pratt that the recommendation of the Presi-
dent in regard to Miss Pope be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

It was moved by Regent North that the action of the President
in appointing Dr. Lowther as Associate Professor of Romanic
Languages at $2500 per year beginning September 1, 1919, be
approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President recommended that Charles L. Brown, engaged tempo-
rarily as Instructor in Biology, be appointed permanently as
Instructor in the Department of Biology at a salary of $1500
per annum, beginning July 1, 1919.

It was moved by Regent Pratt that the recommendation of the
President with reference to Mr. Brown be adopted.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President gave a statement of the salary increases he wished
to recommend, and for which he had provided in his legislative
request, and the general policy of which the President had al-
ready outlined to the Board, the recommendations being as fol-
lows and effective from July 1, 1919, unless otherwise stated:

                                             From         To

    M. Adams                                $3000       $3250
    R. Adams                                 2750        3000
    Dean Boardman                            2750        3000
    Dr. Church                               2750        3000
    Miss Denny                               2000        2200
    Mr. Feemster                             1650        1800
    P. Frandsen                              2750        3000
    Prof. Goggio recommendation regarding him to be made later
    Dr. Hartman                              2750        3000
    Dr. Haseman                              2750        3000
    A. E. Hill                               2400        2750
    H. W. Hill                               2750        3000
    J. C. Jones                              2750        3000
    Dean Knight                              3000        3250
    Katherine Lewers                         2000        2200
    Robert Lewers                            3000        3250
    Margaret Mack                            2400        2600
    Prof. Nyswander                          2000        2200
    S. G. Palmer                             2400        2750
    W. S. Palmer                             2420        3000
    Miss Riegelhuth                          2000        2200
    Dr. G. W. Sears                          2000        2200
    Millicent L. Sears                       2400        2750
    Miss C. Somers, regular Instructor at $1440 per annum
                    beginning September 1, 1919
    R. C. Thompson                           2750        3000
    Prof. Traner                             2000        2200
    A. E. Turner                             2000        2200
    Prof. Wier                               2750        3000
    Prof. Wilson                             2750        3000
    Dr. J. R. Young                          2750        3000
    Mr. Gorman                               3000        3500
    Miss Hunkin from $80 per month to $85 per month
    J. D. Layman                             2750        2850
    Dr. Spencer to be recommended when he returns to the Uni-
                versity                      2750        3000
    Mr. Preston recommendation to come when he returns
                                             2200        2400
    Mr. Lantz recommendation to come in January
    C. R. Hill recommendation to come when he returns
                                             2100        2200
    Wayne B. Adams                            900        1200

It was moved by Regent North that the recommendations of the
President for the increases in salary be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President reported that the Experiment Station budget as
presented by the Director involved the following increases in
salaries of members of the Station staff, effective July 1, 1919
and for which he asked the approval of the Board:

                                             From         To

    Hester Mayotte                          $1080       $1200
    George Hardman                           1800        2000
    M. R. Miller                             2000        2200
    N. F. Peterson                           1800        2000
    Dr. Lewis Wright                         2000        2200
    C. E. Fleming                            2600        2750
    S. B. Doten                              3300        3500

It was moved by Regent North that the recommendation of Director
Doten for increases in salaries of members of the Experiment
Station staff from July 1, 1919, as presented by the President
with his recommendation be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President recommended that Director Norcross' salary be in-
creased from $3300 to $3500, this increase to take effect July 1,
1919, and that Director Norcross be authorized to carry this item
in his budget at $3500.

It was moved by Mr. North that the recommendation of the Presi-
dent with respect to the salary of Director Norcross be approved.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President recommended that the salaries of Miss Edna Clausen
and Miss J. Brown, of the staff of the Comptroller's office, be
increased from $100 per month to $110 per month, effective July
1, 1919, this being also the recommendation of the Comptroller
and in recognition of efficient services rendered by Miss Clausen
and Miss Brown.

It was moved by Mrs. Hood that the recommendations of the Presi-
dent and Mr. Gorman with respect to Miss Brown and Miss Clausen
be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The President presented a recommendation, which he approved, from
Dr. Records, Director of the Veterinary Control Service, relative
to a division of his salary, as follows:  $1200 from the Board of
Stock Commissioners, for which Dr. Records is Secretary; $1200
from the Experiment Station Funds and $1200 from the State Vet-
erinary Control Service.  This division brings Dr. Records' sal-
ary to $3600, and represents an increase in the amount paid by
the Stock Commission and a deduction of the amount paid by the
University.

It was moved by the Chairman that the arrangement regarding the
amount and division of Dr. Records' salary as outlined in his
letter, be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The matter of tennis courts was brought up by Regent Hood and
briefly discussed.  No action taken.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned (11:50
A.M.) subject to the call of the Chairman.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Acting Secretary