06/06/1953

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 6-7, 1953




06-06-1953
Volume 6 - Pages 420-428

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
June 6, 1953

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University, and was called to order by the Chair-
man at 1:45 P.M. Present: Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Grant and
Chairman Ross; President Stout and Comptroller Hayden. Regent
Crumley was in Elko, having arrived there only recently from
Los Angeles, and situations developed which prevented his attend-
ing the meeting. Reporter William Gillis was present throughout
the meeting.

1. Minutes of Previous Meetings

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the minutes,
as follows, be approved, and that the actions of the Execu-
tive Committee in (b) and (c) be also approved:

(a) Regular meeting of April 10, 1952
(b) Opening of bids for Lincoln Hall work on May 19, 1953
(c) Executive Committee meeting of May 22, 1953

2. Victory Heights Housing Project

The Regents were presented with a petition from Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Escobar and Mrs. Mary Murphy, representing the
occupants of the Victory Heights Housing Project, in which
they asked for further study and reconsideration of the
rental increase, passed by the Regents at their meeting on
April 10, 1953. President Stout recommended that the
petition be accepted and its contents studied.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Regents
accept the petition and refer it to the President, Dean
Carlson, Dean Mobley, Comptroller Hayden, and the repre-
sentatives of the Victory Heights Housing group, for
further study and for report back to the Regents.

3. Comptroller's Claims

The following claims, approved by the Executive Committee,
were presented for approval of the Board:

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that they be
approved as follows:

Regents Checks, Nos. 23-136 to 23-149 inclusive for a
total of $150,937.68 for April.

State Claims, Nos. 23-105A to 23-113 inclusive for a
total of $103,692.57 for April.

Regents Checks, Nos. 23-150 to 23-166 inclusive for a
total of $155,554.15 for May.

State Claims, Nos. 23-114 to 23-122 inclusive for a
total of $38,910.41 for May.

4. Budget Material for the coming biennium was distributed by
Mr. Hayden, consisting of the operating budget based upon
anticipated income.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the budget, as
presented, be approved.

5. Lincoln Hall Renovation

a) Fire Alarm System - Mr. Hayden reported on the relative
merits and costs of the bell and the horn type systems
of alarm, and recommended the installation of the
Reichel Automatic Fire Alarm System. In presenting his
report, Mr. Hayden quoted from a letter dated June 5,
1953 from Mr. R. E. Hansen, General Contractor for Lin-
coln Hall Remodeling, as follows:

IBM System

Manual control system with gong or
buzzer warning. No outside connection. $1403

Auxiliary box system, manual control,
connected to fire lines, no test $3303

Alternate system to firehouse, no test,
automatic detection, no maintenance $4600

Reichel System

According to plans and specifications,
Lincoln Hall completion $5500

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the rec-
ommendation of the Comptroller, that the Reichel Auto-
matic Fire Alarm System be installed in Lincoln Hall,
be accepted.

b) Bathrooms - There was further discussion concerning the
need for completely remodeling the toilet and bathrooms
in Lincoln Hall. Plans for such remodeling have been
drawn by Architect Mills and approved by Mr. Horn, and
Mr. Hansen has estimated the work at $14,749.84, which
price would include demolishing and rebuilding the
toilet and bathrooms on 3 floors of Lincoln Hall. There
was then discussion as to whether this item could be
considered as an extra on the contract for remodeling
Lincoln Hall or whether there should be a separate bid
for the work.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the matter
be referred to the Attorney General for opinion.

6. Insurance, University Buildings and Contents

Mr. Hayden presented figures showing present insurance cov-
erage by the State of each University structure and its
contents. He presented figures showing, also, the replace-
ment cost in each case, and pointed out that in every in-
stance present coverage is low. He suggested that insurance
be placed to cover present replacement values. The Presi-
dent recommended that this be done.

Motion to Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Comptroller
forward these figures to Mr. Grant Robinson, Secretary of
the Board of Control, with the request that insurance cover-
age be placed accordingly.

7. Candidates for Degrees

a) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and the
faculty of the College of Arts and Science, and recom-
mended that they be approved by the Regents.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the candi-
dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
degrees, as follows:

Bachelor of Arts

Elizabeth Harris Aplin Betty Jean Kling
William B. Arant Constance Jean Lee
Robert Emmett Barrett Miriam Mardelle Leonesio
Sally Margaret Bassemier Robert Orval Lindsay
Robert L. Beamish Darlene Barbara Lowry
Margaret Ann Bell Frank Edward Marfisi
Clair Marie Biale Robert H. Marker
Lila May Bradshaw Robert Earl Martin
Cornelius Joseph Cahill, Jr. Tom Malcolm Massey
Peter Phillip Cladiance, Jr. Jack Irwin Mc Auliffe
Dorothy Katherine Coates Katherine de V. Meyer
Eugene J. Conover Margaret M. Mokler
John F. Cowley, Jr. Karl Mueller
Edith C. Crawford Beverly Joan Myles
Esther Louise Doyle Richard I. Nannini
Harold Louis Eakes John Kaye O'Neill
Thelma Ruth Ennor Helen Frances Orr
Harold C. Fields Martha Oviatt
Irene Shaw Findley Dale J. Riddle
John Louise Foster Harry Donald Rovetti
Alan Neil Garrett Charles Coverton Ryerse
Gene Gillette Garriott Margaret Allyn Sewell
Jeannilee Gibson Elsie Jane Shaver
Mary Patricia Hagerty Malcolm Ward Short
Anne Helms Mary Margaret Smith
Norma Lynn Horner Donald S. Thompson
Nancy Jacqueline Houghton John Mathew Trendler
Anna Mary Ianni Lura Janet Ward
Nan Delores Imperatrice Jean Wilton
William Raley James Daniel Lee Young
Patricia Alice Jefferson Jeanne Frances Zelayeta

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Charles Milton Aplin Barbara Hendrickson
Robert J. Bandoni Lois Kattenhorn Kurtz
John W. Benson George Gerald Lindesmith
Joseph Albert Bugica Robert Ernst Moran
James Dwight Dalbey Carol Oldham
Maurice Clinton De Vore James Fiske Stubbins
Douglas Allan Douglass Harold Alvin Ziegler
William Matthew Harper, Jr.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

William Ernest Becker Joe Franklin Melcher, Jr.
Harriet Parke Bengochea Beverly Poe Johnson
David Lee Buckman Jack Francis Luwe
Wallace Franklin Burnett John Dickerson Mackay
Phyllis Lucile Carpenter William Martin Pelter
V. Tuck Chin John Louis Sandorf
Betty Victoria Cristani Albert Arthur Springmeyer
Diane Fairfield Weldon Carl Upton
Procter Ralph Hug, Jr. Margaret Yim

b) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and faculty
of the College of Agriculture, and recommended that
they be approved by the Regents.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
candidates be approved and that they be granted the
indicated degrees as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

William Kenneth Cockrell Elwin Dean Pulsipher
Phillip Bernard Mc Vey Richard Alma Reid

Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

Elizabeth Anning Dorothy Inez Harmon
Alice Ann Facha Wilma Gadda Horsley

c) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and the
faculty of the College of Engineering, and recommended
that they be approved by the Regents.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
candidates be approved and that they be granted the
indicated degrees, as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

David Andrew Arneson Charles F. Moss
Daryl M. Doyle Raymond Saibini
Keith Edwin Gosling John F. Smales
Albert Richard Graul David Washburn Towner
John A. Jensen Donald Nolan Wooden

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Alexander Gonzalez Vale Myles
Alfred Joseph Hamilton James W. Osmun, Jr.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Lyle Allen Joy

d) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and the
faculty of the Mackay School of Mines, and recommended
that they be approved by the Regents.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the candi-
dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
degrees, as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

Zana Earl Arlin Eugene Warren Wheeler
David Hand Richard Edward Williamson
John Martin Kelly William Edward Williamson
Jack Anders Rykken

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

Fred Roland Lee, Jr. John Mc Donald Robertson
Edward Mack Lytle, Jr.

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

Louis Avery Donald Sexton Randall
Jack Irving Crowell Victor Haig Stafford
Earle Vernon Dempsey Donald Crawford Tibbals
Fred J. Fulton Harry A. Varischetti
Edgar A. Hollingsworth John Howard Wilmoth

e) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
advanced degrees in Arts and Science which had been
approved by the Dean and the faculty of the College of
Arts and Science and by the Committee on Graduate Study,
and recommended that they be approved by the Regents.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
candidates be approved and that they be granted the
indicated degrees, as follows:

Master of Arts

Arthur Maurice Boardman Dorothy M. De Whitt

Master of Science

Hollis Fredrick Kroetch Robert Stuart Leonard

f) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
advanced degrees in Engineering which had been approved
by the Dean and the faculty of the College of Engineer-
ing and by the Committee on Graduate Study, and recom-
mended that they be approved by the Regents.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the candi-
date be approved and that he be granted the indicated
degree, as follows:

Civil Engineer (C. E.)

John Edgar Witte

8. U. S. Bureau of Mines Request

The request of the U. S. Bureau of Mines for additional land
adjoining the site of the new Bureau of Mines building was
discussed.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that, before action
is taken, the Bureau of Mines officials be requested to
furnish information giving proposed use of the land and the
exact plot being requested.

9. Student Union Building

The President read the following letter concerning the
Estate of Mr. W. E. Travis:

Estate of W. E. Travis
221 Pine Street
San Francisco 2, California

June 2, 1953

Frederick W. Ackerman
Executor

Mr. James E. Wood
Post Office Box 2549
Reno, Nevada

Re: Estate of Wesley Elgin Travis

Dear Jim:

Receipt of your letter of May 29, 1953, advising that
the University of Nevada Board of Regents will meet on
June 6, 1953, is acknowledged.

I believe that it is a good idea for you to appear be-
fore the Board of Regents at this meeting. At such time
you should advise them that you have furnished us with
copies of the Act adopted by the Legislature with re-
spect to the W. E. Travis bequest. The Regents should
be requested to furnish me with two copies of the Bill
certified and authenticated by an appropriate State
official, showing that the Statute has been duly and
regularly adopted, signed by the Governor, and is now
effective.

If possible, I would like to be informed as to how much
money, if any, at this time is contained in the fund
known as the "Jot Travis Student Building Fund". As
you know, this is the fund from which money is to be
drawn in order to match or equal sums received by the
University from the Travis Estate.

The University should be requested to forward to me a
certified copy of any resolution which they may have
adopted relative to the acceptance of the bequest. If
no such resolution of acceptance has as yet been passed,
we would like the Regents to adopt one so that a certi-
fied copy of the same can be filed in the pending pro-
bate proceedings.

You should advise the Regents that you have been inform-
ed that it is the present plan to effect a ratable or
partial distribution of Estate assets during the month
of September. Under this distribution, the University
can expect to receive in the neighborhood of between
$150,000 and $160,000. Included in the amount that will
be paid to the University will be the sum of $100,000,
representing the amount to which it is entitled in order
to place the University on an equal status with the
other charitable and educational legatees who partici-
pated in a prior distribution. The Regents should be
advised of our plans in this regard in order that they
can be in a position to participate by seeing to it that
there are sufficient moneys in the "Jot Travis Student
Union Building Fund" established by the Act above re-
ferred to, to match the planned distribution.

I am very much interested as to the progress made thus
far by the University in connection with the preparation
of the building plans, and if the same is available,
would appreciate receiving a copy of such architectural
sketches as may have been prepared.

It will also be appreciated if you will furnish me with
any and all general information that you might ascertain
during your attendance at the meeting.

Should you be in need of assistance from time to time in
connection with such conferences as you might have with
the University Regents and other State officials, I will
be glad to furnish the same to you.

Yours very truly,

/s/ Frederick W. Ackerman
Executor

Following general discussion,

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the President
be instructed to prepare a suitable resolution to be spread
on the minutes of this meeting, and that a copy be trans-
mitted to Mr. Ackerman.

The resolution follows:

WHEREAS, the University of Nevada was named in the Will
of Mr. W. E. Travis to receive a sum of money toward the
erection of a Student Union building, the wording of the
bequest being as follows:

University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada 30% but not to exceed $300,000

.....Said bequest to the University of Nevada, ....
is made on the specific condition that it be used
to construct on the Campus of the University of
Nevada at Reno, Nevada a building to be known as
the "Jot Travis Student Building" for use by the
students of the University of Nevada for recreation
purposes and containing suitable offices for bona-
fide student organizations and offices for the
Alumni Association, and upon the further condition
that at least an equal sum be furnished by the
State of Nevada and/or others within two (2) years
after my death for use in conjunction with my said
bequest for the construction of said building.

and

WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Nevada, in its
1953 session, passed Assembly Bill number 381 providing
matching funds for the bequest of Mr. W. E. Travis, and
the Bill has been duly signed by the Governor of the
State of Nevada,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-
gents of the University of Nevada, now being in a posi-
tion to meet the terms of the bequest of Mr. W. E.
Travis, do accept the bequest, and do hereby direct the
Secretary of the Board of Regents to so notify the
Executor of the Estate of Mr. W. E. Travis.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that President
Stout and Regent Hardy be authorized to go to San Francisco
to confer with Mr. Ackerman concerning the bequest of Mr.
W. E. Travis.

It was unanimously agreed, also, that the President meet
with the State Board of Finance to go over the request of
Mr. Ackerman with them.

10. Personnel Recommendations were presented by the President
and the following actions taken:

a) Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
following recommendations be approved:

1) Salary increase for Mr. Louis Chase, Plumber on the
Buildings and Grounds staff to $4140 per year, ef-
fective July 1, 1953.

2) Appointment of Robert L. James, Instructor in Eco-
nomics, Business and Sociology, to the position of
Faculty Resident in Lincoln Hall, effective Septem-
ber 1, 1953. Remuneration for the position of
Faculty Resident will be rent free use of the apart-
ment furnished, plus utilities, during the academic
year. The rental value of the apartment may be
conservatively estimated at $75 per month. During
the 3 Summer months, the Faculty Resident will pay
to the Men's Dormitory Account $75 per month for
the use of the apartment.

3) Additions to the salary list passed by the Board of
Regents on April 10, 1953, as follows:

Salary Recom.
1952-53 1953-54
Biology
Item 3-Thomas M. Little, Assistant
Professor $4400 $4400

English
Item 2-Charlton G. Laird, Professor 6200 6822
Item 4-Robert A. Hume, Professor 5600 6180
Item 6-Robert M. Gorrell, Associate
Professor 5100 5600

4) Appointment of Walter Palmer, Jr. as Associate
Professor of Economics, Business and Sociology at
a salary of $2800 for the Spring semester, 1954.

5) Appointment of John P. Reed as Instructor in Eco-
nomics, Business and Sociology at a salary of $4200
for the school year 1953-54.

6) Appointment of Dr. Magdalen Eichert as Associate
Professor of Education at a salary of $5300 for the
school year 1953-54.

7) Appointment of Lewis E. Ward, Jr. as Instructor in
Mathematics at a salary of $4200 for the school
year 1953-54, in the place of E. Allan Davis, on
leave.

8) Appointment of Edward Wesley Hiler as Instructor in
Psychology and Philosophy at a salary of $4100 for
the school year 1953-54.

9) Appointment of Darrell B. Le Maire as Laboratory
Assistant in the Mining Analytical Laboratory,
Mackay School of Mines, beginning June 16, 1953,
at a salary of $280 per month during the Summer
months, and $140 per month during the school year.

b) Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that leave of
absence be granted to E. Allan Davis, Assistant Profes-
sor of Mathematics, without pay, for the school year
1953-54, in order that he may accept a fellowship from
the Ford Foundation for the Advancement of Education.

c) The Board of Regents recessed at 3:30 P.M. and convened
as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment
Station to consider the following personnel item.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Richard
A. Gerity be reappointed as Graduate Assistant in the
Agricultural Experiment Station at a salary of $2000
per year, effective July 1, 1953.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the
Agricultural Experiment Station and reconvened as a
Board of Regents.

d) Regent Hardy referred to the resignation of Walter V.
T. Clark from the Department of English, as reported in
the local papers, and asked for information regarding
the status of Mr. Clark. The President informed him
that Mr. Clark was a Lecturer, that he did not have
tenure, that his previous contracts had been on a
semestral basis, and that he had been offered a con-
tract by Dean Wood for the first semester of the coming
school year, which he turned down. Mr. Clark held no
position at the University at the end of the school
year from which to resign.

e) The Regents reiterated their stand that faculty wives
not be employed except in an emergency situation and
then only on a temporary basis and for specific assign-
ments.

11. Informal Report was presented as follows:

1) Gifts received during the past semester:

a) An anonymous donation of $100 to the President's
Discretionary Fund.

b) An Inness painting from Mrs. H. F. Bain of Steamboat
Springs, Nevada, for the Art Department.

c) Contribution of $5 from the Smith Valley Civic Club
for the purchase of books in the Library.

d) Contribution of $10 from the Home Gardens Civic
Club, Reno, Nevada, for purchase of books in the
Library.

e) Contribution of $10 from the Gabbs Women's Club
for the purchase of books in the Library.

f) Contribution of $10 from Reno Women's Civic Club
for the purchase of books in the Library.

g) Loan of 3 rifles from the Sportsman, Reno, Nevada,
for use of the ROTC Rifle Team during the Southwest
Rifle Match at Texas Western, at El Paso.

h) Transportation furnished by Stead Air Force Base
for the ROTC Rifle Team to attend the Southwest
Rifle Match at El Paso, Texas.

i) Check for $30,000 to be used for laboratory and
scientific equipment in the Mackay School of Mines,
from J. C. Kinnear, Jr., representing Mr. Charles
R. Cox, President of the Kennecott Copper Corpora-
tion.

2) Alumni Chapter Meetings

a) At Elko, Nevada, on the evening of May 16, 1953,
attended by the following from Reno:

President and Mrs. M. W. Stout
Mr. and Mrs. Wally Rusk
Dean S. G. Palmer
Dean William D. Carlson
Mr. Carl Digino
Mr. Hugh Smithwick
Mrs. Adele Maclean
Miss Alice Terry

b) At Ely, Nevada, on the evening of May 29, 1953,
attended by the following from Reno:

President M. W. Stout
Mr. and Mrs. Wally Rusk
Dean William D. Carlson
Mr. and Mrs. William I. Smyth
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mastroianni
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lawlor
Dean Elaine Mobley

3) Death of Dean Robert Stewart, Emeritus Professor of
Agronomy, occurred on February 2, 1953, in Reno.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Presi-
dent's informal report be accepted and the Secretary be
instructed to write a note of thanks to the donors of
gifts.

The meeting adjourned at 4 P.M.