06/05/1909

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

June 5-6, 1909 







06-05-1909

Volume OD - Pages 125-135



                         Reno, Nevada

                         June 5, 1909



The Board of Regents met at 9 o'clock A.M., Saturday, June 5,

1909, at their Office in Morrill Hall building.  All members of

the Board, with the exception of Regent Henderson, and Presi-

dent Stubbs were present.



The minutes of the last meeting were read and, upon motion,

approved.



The President read his report as follows:



To the Honorable Board of Regents

   of the University of Nevada.



Gentlemen:



I herewith submit my report for the semester ending June 9, 1909.

By the action of the Academic Council approving, I recommend the

following young men and young women for graduation:



    For the Degree of Master of Arts in Honors



        Captain Robert Mauro Brambila



    For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in the School of

    Liberal Arts



        Georgia Alice Mc Nair

        Effie Mona Mack

        Mary Gertrude O'Neill

        Ihei Owaku

        Mabel Lucy Reed

        May Marcella Schuler

        Dorothy Elizabeth Singer

        Reba Oliver Snare

        Blanche Nevada Young



    For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in the School of

    General Science



        Isabel Millar



    For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in the School of Mines



        Jules Raymond Gignoux

        Charles Daniel Roeder

        Silas Earl Ross

        Homer Lloyd Williams

        Robert Wilburn Young



    For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in the School of

    Mechanical Engineering



        Winfield Scott Lake

        Stanley Gustavus Palmer



    For a Normal Diploma of High School Grade in the Normal

    School, Advanced Course



        Georgia Alice Mc Nair

        Mary Gertrude O'Neill

        Mabel Lucy Reed

        May Marcella Schuler

        Dorothy Elizabeth Singer

        Reba Oliver Snare

        Blanche Nevada Young



    For a Normal Diploma of Grammar Grade in the Normal

    School, Elementary Course



        Irene Veronica Brown

        Maude Elva Conway

        Lillian Adeline Davey

        Frances Irene Dake

        Astrid Cecilia Erixon

        Clara Alicia Flannery

        Mabel Estelle Harrison

        Josephine Anna Hellwinkel

        Emma Caroline Henningsen (see minutes of 7/2/09)

        Maren Kirstine Jensen

        Marea Josephine Kelly

        Mattie Belle Nesbitt

        Katherine Florence O'Hara

        Anna Pauline Pion

        Mary Agnes Ramsey



                  NEW PROFESSORS & INSTRUCTORS



I nominate J. C. Jones, Ph. D., of Walter Museum, University of

Chicago, for the position of Instructor of Geology and Mineralogy

and Assistant Curator of the Museum, beginning the first of Sep-

tember at a salary of $100.00 per month for the remainder of the

year 1909, and $125.00 per month for the year ending December 31,

1910.  I herewith submit the letters of recommendation of J. C.

Jones, Ph. D.



I nominate Leon Wilson Hartman, Ph. D., Associate Professor of

Physics at the University of Utah, Professor of Physics at the

University from August 15, 1909, at a salary of $2400 per year.



Professor Ralph S. Minor resigns from the Chair of Physics in

this University to take place at the close of this year to

accept the position of Associate Professor of Physics in the

University of California.  We regret to have him leave us, for

he is a thoroughly able man and trained Physicist, and, during

the three years that he has been here, has brought up his De-

partment to a high standing.  I have nominated Dr. L. W. Hartman

as his successor after having examined his record with great

care.  He is a man of experience who is known to Professor Minor

intimately and who is endorsed by him.



I nominate Carl Alfred Jacobsen, Ph. D., for the Professorship

of Agricultural Chemistry in the University of Nevada at a sal-

ary of $2400 per year.  He will probably be ready to begin work

by the first of July or the first of August as most of his work

will be in the Experiment Station.  He took his B. S. and M. S.

degrees at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, and his

Ph. D. at John Hopkins University.  He bears high testimonials

as to character and ability.  I herewith submit his testimonials.



I nominate Charles Haseman, Ph. D., at present Associate Profes-

sor of Mathematics at Indiana University to be Associate Profes-

sor of Mathematics at the University of Nevada at $2000 per year

for the two years beginning August 15, 1909.  His recommenda-

tions from Professor D. A. Rothrock of Indiana University are

very strong and I herewith submit them to the Board.



I nominate Dr. George Ordahl, Professor of Psychology and Edu-

cation in Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to be

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education in the Univer-

sity of Nevada.  I herewith submit to the Board the testimon-

ials of Dr. Ordahl, which are from Professors at Clark Univer-

sity and the University of Oregon.



I nominate Lieutenant Lowe Abeel Mc Clure as Physical Director

for Men at a salary of $900 per year.



I nominate Mr. Silas Earl Ross, a graduate of the Mining School

of the University of Nevada, June 9, 1909, to be Laboratory

Assistant in Chemistry for the ensuing year at a salary of $600.



               THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS



The work in the Department of Mathematics has not been satis-

factory this year.  Professor Henry Thurtell is a fine man and

a good teacher, but, as was foreseen by this Board, his duties

as Railroad Commissioner have interfered with his work in the

Department, having called him away for two months and one week

during the year.  We tried to get good teachers to take his

place, but were not successful.  The last week he was gone he

dismissed his classes.  As a result of his frequent absences

the Department was seriously affected.  No one knew this better

than Professor Thurtell himself.  I have nominated Dr. Charles

Haseman to be Associate Professor so that he can take all of the

work in the Department of Mathematics when Professor Thurtell is

absent, and, further, keep the Freshman and Sophomore classes

regularly.  The Junior and Senior classes will be taken care of

by the Head of the Department when he is present.



           THE DEPARTMENT OF MINING AND METALLURGY



Professor George J. Young, Head of this Department, desires a

leave of absence from October 1, 1909 until August 1, 1910, to

spend his time in this country and in Europe studying the methods

of the various schools.  I recommend to the Board of Regents that

they give him a leave of absence on 3/4 pay, or $150 per month,

while he is absent.



               A LETTER TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS



In accordance with the conversation of the Board at its last

session, I sent to each member of the Board of Regents the fol-

lowing letter, which should be considered at this session:



    The members of the Board expressed a favorable opinion

    upon the subject of putting men in charge of the Departments

    of the University.  I submit to you a resolution which I

    will present in my report at the meeting to be held on Sat-

    urday, June 5:



    RESOLVED, FIRST, that in the judgment of the Board of

    Regents of the University of Nevada and in accordance with

    the policy of the State Universities and Colleges, it is

    deemed advisable that the Heads of Departments in the Uni-

    versity shall be able, experienced men and scholars;



    SECOND, that the President of the University is hereby di-

    rected to bring about the change in the University as soon

    as it can be conveniently done, yet without doing an in-

    justice to any member of the Academic Council;



    THIRD, the Heads of the Departments of Domestic Science

    and of Music are not included in the provisions of this

    Resolution.



                APPROPRIATION FOR GREENHOUSE



A question being raised in the Board in regard to the validity

of the appropriation for the Greenhouse and its maintenance at

the last meeting of the Board, I have done nothing about it

except to get plans and estimates for the construction of the

Greenhouses from Lord and Burnham.  I wish the members would

take up this matter and tell me what I may do in this case.



            ADVERTISING THE MACKAY MINING SCHOOL



The University of Nevada has never advertised its Mining School,

while other Mining Schools in the country have done so for sev-

eral years in succession.  On my way home from New York I con-

sulted Lord and Thomas, Advertising Agents in Chicago, as to

how much advertising we could get for $1000.  It seems to me

that it would be wise to put in an advertisement in some of the

leading magazines, such as Harper's Weekly, the Philadelphia

Saturday Evening Post, the Mining and Engineering Journal of New

York, and the Mining and Scientific Press of San Francisco, the

contract not to exceed $1000 for this advertising.  I submit the

matter to the Board of Regents for its judgment.



        MOVING OF THE WOODEN ANNEX TO MANZANITA HALL



After conferring with Mr. Brown and some of the Professors it

seems most desirable to move the old annex to Manzanita Hall

to a position fronting on Ninth Street, between Center and

Virginia Streets, for use as a Music building for the Music

Department which we are going to establish under the charge of

Mrs. Kate C. Wood.  The cost of moving this house and putting

it in place will be $225.



       EXHIBIT AT THE ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXHIBITION



I received a letter from Mr. Sam P. Davis, Chairman of the

Publicity Committee under date of May 13th asking the University

to pack up the exhibit of ores and specimens which were given to

the University and have them shipped free of charge to Seattle

to remain there during the Exhibition.  I have conferred with

Mr. Young and he did not see how we could comply with the re-

quest.  In the first place, it would cost from $300 to $500 to

put the exhibit in shape for shipment, and, in the second, it

would be necessary to have a man from the University take care

of the exhibit while it was on exhibition.  This was an expense

which we had not provided for and the Legislature of the State

had expressed itself as believing that all of our strength at

this time should go to the Mining Congress in Goldfield in

October.  I herewith read to the Board the correspondence with

Mr. Davis on the subject, and an article which he evidently

inspired in the Tonopah Bonanza, with the sanction of his own

paper, the Carson Appeal.  I submit also a letter from Profes-

sor Young setting forth more fully his reasons, given under

date of June 1, 1909.



                 THE INSTRUMENT PURCHASE



I herewith submit a receipt showing that Mr. John Sunderland

had complied with the request of the Board of Regents and pur-

chased the astronomical instruments and meteorological records

from Mrs. Friend for $2000, this receipt being given May 11,

1909.



                  DEPARTMENT OF MINING



I recommend that Mr. J. A. Carpenter be appointed Assistant in

the Department of Mining and Metallurgy for the ensuing year,

at a salary of $1500.



I recommend that the State Analytical Work for the year 1909-10

be assigned to Professor W. S. T. Smith and that he and his

Assistant take complete charge of the work, the work of the

Mining Department to be confined to the following determinations:

gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc and iron, and that all other

necessary work be done by the Geology Department.



                       PAYROLLS



I herewith submit payrolls from the different funds as follows:



    State Payroll, Professors                   $2592.54

    Student Payroll                               295.00

    Agricultural & Mechanical College Payroll    2143.83

    Hatch Fund                                   1070.60

    Adams Fund                                    981.68



                             Very truly yours,



                         /s/ J. E. Stubbs

                             President



The time for opening the bids to Manzanita Hall and the Heating

Plant having arrived, the Secretary opened the bids and read as

follows:



                      MANZANITA HALL



    Clock and Shea                            $16,870.00

    C. O. Self                                 21,000.00

    Friedhoff and Hoeffel Company              19,938.00

    W. H. Lyon                                 19,400.00

    Calder and Robb                            19,417.00

    Union Construction Company                 19,022.00

    Andrew Patterson                           19,296.00

    Eugene Schuler                             18,771.00

    Sellman Brothers                           19,440.00

    Jensen and Mortensen                       20,150.00



On motion of Mr. Codd, seconded by Regent Sullivan, the bid of

Clock and Shea for building and completing the annex to Man-

zanita Hall was accepted for $16,870.00



                  THE HEATING PLANT



    Kelly and Adair                           $17,050.00

    F. C. Savage                               15,995.00

    Beebe and Wagner                           14,066.22



On motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Codd, the con-

tract for the Heating Plant was awarded to Beebe and Wagner for

the sum of $14,066.52, plus the cost of wiring from the Chemistry

building to the Boiler Room and connection with the motor.



The bids for the Annex to Manzanita Hall and the Heating Plant

are in the Regents Office on file.



The Secretary of the Board was authorized further to advertise

for bids for the electrical wiring according to the plans and

specifications on file in the Regents Office, to be opened

July 2, 1909, at 10 o'clock A.M.



The degree of Master of Arts in Honor to Captain R. M. Brambila

was approved.



The granting of the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, as given in the

President's report, was approved.



The granting of the degrees of Bachelor of Science, as given in

the President's report, was approved.



The granting of the high school diplomas in the Normal School to

the students mentioned in the President's report was approved.



The granting of the grammar school diplomas to the students men-

tioned in the President's report was approved.



On motion of Williams, seconded by Codd, the recommendation of

the President nominating Dr. J. C. Jones as Instructor in Geology

and Mineralogy and Assistant Curator of the Museum, beginning the

first of September, 1909, at a salary of $100 per month for the

remainder of the year 1909, and $125 per month for the year end-

ing December 31, 1910, was approved.



On motion of Codd, seconded by Sullivan and Williams, the nom-

ination by the President of L. W. Hartman as Professor of Physics

from August 15, 1909, at a salary of $2400 per year was approved.



Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Sullivan, the

nomination by the President of Dr. Carl Alfred Jacobsen to the

Professorship of Agricultural Chemistry at a salary of $2400 per

year was approved.



Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Codd, the nomin-

ation of Dr. Charles Haseman by the President as Associate Pro-

fessor of Mathematics at a salary of $2000 per year for the two

years beginning August 15, 1909, was approved.



The nomination by the President of Dr. George Ordahl as Assist-

ant Professor of Psychology and Education at a salary of $1500

per year, beginning August 15th, was approved.



The appointment of Lieutenant Mc Clure as Physical Director of

the Men at a salary of $900 per year beginning August 18th was

approved.



The appointment of Silas Earl Ross as Laboratory Assistant in

Chemistry at a salary of $600 per year, beginning August 15th,

was approved.



Upon motion of Regent Codd, seconded by Regent Williams, the

recommendation of President Stubbs to grant Professor George J.

Young a Sabbatical leave of absence from October 1, 1909 to Au-

gust 1, 1910, at 3/4 of his salary, was approved.



Regent Williams received the following letter from the Attorney

General in regard to the appropriation for the Greenhouse:



                                   Carson City, May 26,1909



    Hon Frank Williams

    Regent of the State University

    Reno, Nevada



    Dear Sir:



    Replying to yours of the 20th inst. in which you inquire

    as to whether or not Section 95 of the General Appropriation

    Bill of 1909 should be construed as effective, and in which

    you also write that your question is based upon the point

    raised as to the regularity of its adoption and passage, I

    beg to state that the Supreme Court of this State has de-

    cided that an enrolled bill is final and that the kournals

    and records of the proceedings of the houses of the Legis-

    lature cannot be used to attack or impeach the enrolled

    bill.  (State v. Swift, 10 Nev. 176 - State v. Glenn, 18

    Nev. 34 - State v. Nye, 23 Nev. 99 - State v. Beck, 25 Nev.

    68).



    In the face of the fact that is the position taken by our

    Supreme Court I therefore advise you that the regularity

    of the adoption of said Section of said Bill is not in-

    volved and it must be recognized as the correct expression

    of legislative intent.



                             Very truly yours,



                         /s/ R. C. Stoddard

                             Attorney General



                             Leonard B. Fowler

                             Deputy



Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Codd, the

plans of Lord and Burnham of Chicago for the Greenhouse were

accepted, and the President was authorized to place the order

in their hands.



Upon motion of Regent Codd, seconded by Regents Sullivan and

Williams, it was decided that the architects should arrange with

the contractors for fire escapes at Manzanita Hall, the cost of

same to be added to the contract price of the building.



It was moved, seconded and carried that the portable annex to

Manzanita Hall be placed on Ninth Street at a cost of $225, same

to be used as a Musical Hall.



Upon motion of Regent Codd, seconded by Dr. Sullivan, the Pres-

ident was authorized to advertise in magazines in the interest

of the Mackay School of Mines for the coming year in a sum not

to exceed $1000.



Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Codd, Regent

Henderson of this Board was appointed attorney for the Regents

in behalf of Mrs. Friend for the collection of the $2000 allowed

by the Legislature for the purchase of the astronomical instru-

ments and meteorological records.



The appointment of Mr. J. A. Carpenter as Assistant in the De-

partment of Mining and Metallurgy for the ensuing year at a

salary of $1500 from the first of September was approved.



Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Codd, the Pres-

ident of the University was allowed $300 per year, or more, if

necessary, for expenses or entertaining at the University.



No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet

July 2, 1909, at 9 o'clock A.M.



                             John Sunderland

                             Chairman



Geo. H. Taylor

Secretary