June 10-11, 1950
Volume 6 - Pages 238-250
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
June 10 and 13, 1950
The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by the Chairman at 9:40 A.M. on Saturday, June 10, 1950. The
meeting was held in the President's office. Present: Regents
Hilliard, Sheerin, Arentz, Ross and Acting President Parker.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the minutes of the
previous meeting, April 15, 1950, be approved as submitted, and
that the reading thereof be dispensed with in view of the fact
that each member had received a copy by mail.
The following items of business were handled by phone or cor-
respondence since the last meeting of the Board.
Willard F. Williams
In view of additional information submitted by Dr. Wittwer,
Dean Wood and the Chairman of the Department of Economics,
Business and Sociology, Colonel Parker, on May 25, 1950,
asked for a mail vote on the appointment of Mr. Willard F.
Williams as Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics
at a salary of $350 per month for the 10 months of the aca-
demic year 1950-51.
The Secretary announced the vote as follows: Regents Ross,
Sheerin and Hilliard "aye"; Regent Arentz "no"; Regent
Cahlan, no vote. Mr. Ross explained that in voting "aye"
he did so with the understanding that study be given to
coordinating the work of the Department of Agricultural
Economics with that of the Department of Economics, Busi-
ness and Sociology in the College of Arts and Science.
At 9:45 A.M. Mr. Springmeyer came into the meeting.
Estate of Marie W. Burdick
The following action of the Executive Committee was unani-
mously ratified by the Board:
Regents Ross and Hilliard met as members of the Executive
Committee of the Board of Regents on May 4, 1950, and
Regent Sheerin in Elko was reached by telephone, for the
purpose of considering the offer of the Attorney for the
estate of Marie W. Burdick, deceased. The University
was offered the proceeds on an insurance policy in the
amount of $1713.93 in lieu of the bequest in the Will,
which provided "the sum of $2500 as a memorial to be
known as the C. F. and Frank E. Wittenberg Memorial, to
be awarded in certain amounts to students holding the
highest scholastic grades in certain courses." Informa-
tion from the Attorney General was that the assets of
the estate consist solely of speculative mining stock
which, if reduced to cash by a forced sale, would in-
volve a loss as to future valuation.
It was, therefore, the unanimous decision that the Comp-
troller of the University be authorized to sign the
Acceptance of Adjusted Bequest.
Colonel Parker reported that, pursuant to the directive of
the Regents, he had contacted the following people; that all
had accepted honorary degrees and indicated they would be
present at Commencement to receive them:
Samuel Bradford Doten - Sc. D.
Horace Prentiss Boardman - Sc. D.
William Edwin Orr - LL. D.
Nathaniel Estes Wilson - LL. D.
By unanimous vote, the Board ordered that the above action be
made a matter of record in the minutes of this meeting.
After careful study by Mr. Hilliard, the first draft of the
agreement between the University of Nevada and the State
Retirement Board was amended slightly. These revisions re-
ceived the approval of the State Retirement Board and the
contract was mailed to each Regent for signature. The
signed contract was turned over to Mr. Foley, Executive
Secretary of the State Retirement Board, on May 29. To
comply with the statute, an open meeting has been set for
June 30, 1950, on the University Campus to give hearing to
It was the unanimous decision of the Board that the above
action be made a matter of record in the minutes of this
Surplus Property - Wendover Air Base
The Agricultural Extension Division requested the University
Administration to make application to the U. S. Office of
Education at San Francisco for 3 buildings from the Wendover
Air Base. Upon authority from the Chairman of the Board of
Regents, Colonel Parker called each Regent by phone and re-
ceived unanimous approval that the University make such ap-
plication and that Mr. Hayden be authorized to sign the
Agreement of Sale.
Regent Cahlan came into the meeting at 10:15 A.M.
Comptroller Hayden was present for presentation of items A, B
and C of the Informal Report.
President's Informal Report
A - Retirement
The following members of the University staff will retire as
of July 1, 1950, with the retirement pay as follows:
5 Yrs 1/3 From
Precdg Average Per From Pension
Ret Age Salary Month TIAA Fund
C. H. Gorman $6720 $1800 $150.00* $36.48 $113.52
F. C. Murgotten 4572 1524 127.00 22.94 104.09
F. B. Headley 4836 1612 134.33 22.32 112.01
B - Accountant
At the February meeting of the Board, authority was given to
hire an Accountant in the Office of the Comptroller, begin-
ning April 1 at a salary of $3600 to $4000 per year. As of
May 1, 1950, Mr. Thomas Cox of Reno, Nevada was employed at
a salary of $3000 a year.
C - Financial Statements
The Comptroller presented statements of general funds show-
ing (1) estimated overdraft as of June 30, 1950, in the
amount of $799.82, and (2) estimated overdraft as of Decem-
ber 31, 1950, in the amount of $27,558.02. A statement was
also distributed showing actual and estimated income from
D - Dining Hall Committee
The Dining Hall Committee has been reconstituted and the
relationship between that Committee and Comptroller's office
clarified in the interests of better cooperation and more
E - Accrediting
The January 1, 1950 catalog of "Institutions of Higher Educa-
tion Accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agencies of the
United States", published by the National Committee of Re-
gional Accrediting Agencies, shows the University of Nevada
as being fully accredited by both the Western College Associ-
ation and the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher
F - Students, Hartman Halls
On May 5 the President authorized the Dean of Men to evict 5
students from Hartman Halls because of a long history of
intolerable disorder and flouting of authority. A 6th stu-
dent (not an athlete) has since been added to the list of
G - Photostat Machine
The facilities of the Duplicating Department are being in-
creased by the addition of a photostat machine, acquired from
war surplus. The machine can be operated by our clerical
personnel after a small amount of instruction. This will
greatly increase the efficiency of the Registrar's office
and will be used by all Departments of the University.
H - State Historical Society
Prior to her death, Miss Wier acted as Librarian for the col-
lection of the Nevada Historical Society. The collection was
housed in the basement of the Washoe County Library and was
available to our advanced History students. We have now
petitioned the Governor to turn this collection over to the
University to be maintained as a separate collection by our
I - Vandalism
The Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds estimates that
vandalism on the Campus has already cost the University about
$1000 for this school year. We have held repeated confer-
ences with City and State police and are now considering
offering a reward for the apprehension of offenders.
J - Athletic Situation
At the April 15 meeting of the Regents, the wish was express-
ed that all groups interested in the athletic situation hold
a joint meeting for the purpose of combining in the formula-
tion of recommendations to the Board of Regents. The Presi-
dent informed the Chairman of the Board of Athletic Control
and a meeting was held on May 17. A copy of the minutes of
that meeting was distributed to each member of the Board of
K - Cutts Home
The Cutts home is being repaired and placed in condition for
its intended use as a place to display art objects pending
construction of a more suitable gallery building. Arrange-
ments have been made for the collection of books there to
be brought to the University Library, catalogued and added
temporarily to the Cutts Collection which we already have.
L - State Director of the Budget
Mr. Hayden was called into the meeting and asked how the
State Budget Law affects the University. Quarterly budgets
are required from all State Departments, Mr. Hayden pointed
out, including the University. He went on to say that extra
clerical help will be needed and unexpected items of ex-
penses will be difficult to handle. Mr. Springmeyer spoke
in favor of the law, but said that if the University Admin-
istration can show that revision would be to the advantage
of the University and no loss to the State, consideration
would be given to requesting an amendment to the law at the
next Legislature. It was the feeling of the Board of Re-
gents that as long as the law remained in effect, the Uni-
versity should comply with it fully.
Mr. Hayden and Mr. Springmeyer left the meeting.
M - Trailer Court Fire
On Sunday, May 28, a fire at the University Trailer Court
on West Second Street, destroyed the boiler which furnishes
hot water to the trailer units. The Deputy Insurance Com-
missioner in Carson City was immediately notified and no
permanent repairs or replacements can be made until he or
his adjustor visits the site. In the meantime, a temporary
boiler has been installed which furnishes adequate hot water
to the trailer units.
N - General Accounting Office
Referring to the report concerning VA deductions, which was
reported to the Regents at the meeting of April 15, 1950, it
was now reported that identical bills had been introduced
in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Bill
has passed both Houses and is now on the President's desk
1 - Degrees
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the students
on the attached list be granted the indicated degrees and
diplomas as recommended by the general faculty at its meet-
ing on June 8, 1950.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Bachelor of Arts
Abry, Phyllis Jones, Patricia Louise
Arentz, Alice Catherine Keever, Charles Lee
Banta, Roger Wade Kennedy, Robert H.
Barbagelata, Alfred A. Klosterman, Edward
Barrett, Juanita Leona Kosakowski, Stanley W.
Barry, Philip Cotter Kurtz, Wallace L.
Batt, Frances Leonard, Lionel George
Beaman, George B. Lothrop, Dolores Lee
Bell, Shirley Jeanne Mansfield, Helen Louise
Bennett, George D. Marker, Geneva May
Black, Lorne Summers Marriage, Charles B.
Black, Moray Joan Mc Cabe, William L.
Bliss, Hatherly Mc Closkey Jr., Stephen
Boardman, Arthur Maurice Mc Collum, Ione Anderson
Broadbent, Susan Mc Cray, Elinore Mae
Bull, Portia Mc Culloch, Freda K.
Carruth, Norma Jean Mc Gowan, Roger J.
Charlesworth, Lois Mae Mendive, Louis Steve
Charlton II, Earle P. Merwin, Robert Billard
Clay, Gerald L. Merwin, Shirley June
Cliff, Alice Joyce Montero, Helen
Cobb, Honor Engelke Moore, Edith M.
Collins, Thomas W. Morita, Shinji Joseph
Conaway, Geneve Nagle, Bryant Frutchey
Corbett, Neal Harvey Naveran, Angela
Crocker, Lenley Eugene Neal, Marilyn Jane
Davis, James Clark Nooney, Grove Crawford
Delancy, Drake Olguin, Daniel J.
Devlin, William R. Payne, Philip Wallace
Estes, Mary Katherine Pray Peyron, Maurice P.
Fairchild, Margaret Pickens, Carolyn Jean
Faul, Rose Marie Pontecorvo, Anthony B.
Fee, Patricia Anne Poulakidas, Nickolas
Franks, George Williams Ray, Leslie Lund
Freemont, Earl Chester Ray, Marilyn Jane
Fryberger, Fay Elaine Riva, John Fioretto
Gaffey Jr., William Tracy Rowley, Richard Belknap
Gallagher, Gedney Rupp, Betty Jo
Garfinkle, Buddy Alvin Sewell, Mary Louise
Ginocchio, Andrea V. Shepard, Patricia Ruth
Gregory, Norma Smith Siler, William M.
Griffin, Gloria Grace Smart, Doris Andrea
Hagenbuch, Jean R. Smith, La Mar Ralph
Halfacre, Dorothy Frances Springer, Charles Edward
Hand, Melva Louise Steel, Gladys A.
Hansen, Anna Lu Sterling, Helen Kathryn
Harris, Gordon Walter Swanson Jr., Harry Brooke
Hawkins, Leslie E. Sweeney, Elizabeth Marie
*Horton, Elaine Abercrombie Tavernia, Marilyn Jeane
Horton, William Turner, Donald Q.
Hubbard, Charmaine M. Vaughan, Robert Oren
Jensen, M. Arlene Wilson, James
Johnsen, Melvin Wolford, Raymond
Jolley, Venue Yorty, Robert Bell
*Receives also Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Dolan, William M. Mc Farland, Billy Joe
Doyle, William Thomas Mc Kenna, Eugene Morgan
Hayes III, Harold Burton Milburn, Jon F.
Lehman, Beverley Smith, Barbara Irene
Long, John Robert Umbenhaur, George Walter
Bachelor of Science
Atkinson, James Russell Libke, Joseph B.
Banta, Benjamin Harrison Magee, George F.
Bianchi, Marino W. Moore, Richard Vernon
Cann, George Rodney Nash, Jean
Chapman, Loring Frederick Ott III, Emil J. N.
Christensen, Glen C. Peirson, James Marlow
Crescenzo, Frank G. Ryan, Bill C.
Edmunds, James Williams, James Templeton
Elder, William Duane Wirsching, Joseph Edward
Gigas, Gunter George Yim, Robert Earl
Hart, Grace Cowgill
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Argabright, William Keith Mc Bride, Gerald John
Audrain, Dawna Lee Mc Kissick, Howard Frank
Banta, Clifford Miles Jr., Charles Henry
Bell, Thomas Graham Mustard, Donald Leyod
Cusick, Kenneth Ray, Donald Bradford
De Lauer, Leland Keith Rogers, Will
Dolan, Murray Vincent Rose, Harvey Noel
Eason, James Rodney Sanderson, Ida Bess
Eason, Richard L. Short, Carl J.
English, Arthur Matthew Stanley, Theodore
Glaser, Lea Jane Tieslau, Boyd Edmund
Julian Jr., Joseph Vucanovich, George J.
Kent, Robert Roe Walker, Robert J.
Le Goy, Robert
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Deming, Don Dorion Lusebrink, Theodore R.
Johnson, William Howard Richardson, Albert Edward
Two-Year Normal Diploma
Bailey, Eileen Mc Leod Thomas, Carol Jean
Brown, Patty Lou
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Henningsen, John Mc Kenzie, Lester Angus
Holland, Richard J. Ramelli, Donald Edwin
Hulbert, Robert Ernest Ramelli, Theodore Ward
Langley, Cordes P. Sprague, Charles Wayne
Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
Boyles, Loismay Kean, Marjory Christine
*Howard, Jean Eleanor Morey, Beverley Marion
*Receives also Teacher's Diploma of High School Grade
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Brown, John Webster Rebenstine, Wallace John
Cunningham, Donald Reimber Jr., Paul O.
Le Vitt, Ralph Richard Rippe, Ben Kroll
Meacham, Warren Edgar Smith, Richard Ross
Mecham, Ferris J. Sprout, Eugene Clifford
Meiser, Vernon M. Vanderberg Jr., Richard
Meredith, Thomas Keith Wolford, Ronald E.
Miller, Wendell A. Wulff, Jack Goodman
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Blackham, Thomas Jack Krause, Otto H.
Burgemeister, Dean C. Larson, Adolph Roy
Connelly, Robert Neagle Larsson Jr., Alfred John
Coughlin, Walter Edward Macaulay, Thomas Roderic
Dawson, Stewart Grant Mayo, Charles S.
Dodds, Douglas David Mc Closkey, Conrad W.
Fritch, Lewis Homer Menu, Glen Eugene
Hagar, Thomas Roy Oberholzer Jr., Jacob L.
Huck, Charles Ellis Quackenbush, Maynard D.
Jones, Thomas L. Sullivan, Timothy Paul
Kiley, L. Davis Tam, Charles Ernest
King, Walter E. Wallace, Wilbur Robert
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Griffith, George Lee Phillips, William David
Hardison, Artson P. Sartor, James D.
Long, Walter E. Spoon, J. David
Meyers, Harold A. Weber, Robert Jefferson
Panelli, Giulio C. Zenklusen, William H.
Bacehlor of Science in Geological Engineering
Arak, Harry Hoke, Robert Stephen
Atkins, John T. Johnson, Laurence William
Boyd Jr., Fred Smiley Langan, Lucien N.
Brubacker, Ronald W. Pope, Girdwood Craig
Brunton, George D. Sullivan, John Joseph
Choy, John Thronson, Robert Edward
Feeger, John A.
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Gomes, John Milton Kinneberg, David Andrew
Johnson, Walter S.
Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Brady, Maurice Hugh Muller, Leopold Frederic
Cunningham, Donald John Russler, Donald Fredrick
Glahn, Reginald A. Smith Jr., James H.
Hager, James W. Smith, Ross Wilbert
Klein, Mark Joseph Whitehouse, William E.
Master of Arts
Graban, Michael Trulove, Velva Clare
Master of Science
Adams, Warren Howard Panzer, Richard Earl
2 - Easement University Farm
At the meeting of the Board on February 18, 1950, request of
the County Engineer for an easement on the University South
Virginia Farm was approved. The agreement was now presented
for a signature; all stipulations were checked and found to
be included in the agreement.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the Chairman of
the Board be authorized to sign the agreement with the
County of Washoe.
3 - Claims
The Comptroller presented his list of claims, as approved
by the Executive Committee since the last meeting of the
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the claims be
approved as follows:
List No. 11, Regents Checks Nos. 90-234A to 90-257 inclusive
for a total of $170,398.41.
List No. 11, State Claims Nos. 90-315 to 90-348 inclusive
for a total of $98,165.58.
List No. 12, Regents Checks Nos. 90-258 to 90-284 inclusive
for a total of $162,060.92.
List No. 12, State Claims Nos. 90-349 to 90-377 inclusive
for a total of $54,429.33.
4 - European Tour
Colonel Parker presented final plans and conditions govern-
ing the European Tour. Plans are completed for the group to
leave the Campus at 6 A.M. on June 14. Dr. Jensen's latest
circular to those who are planning to participate in the
European Tour includes the following paragraph:
The University of Nevada and its Director assume no
responsibility for bodily injury, illness or loss of
Furthermore, Youth Argosy and Durkee Travel Bureau and/
or their agents and/or their associated companies give
notice that all tickets and coupons are issued by them,
and all arrangements for transport or conveyance, or
for hotel accommodations are made by them as agents
upon the express condition that they shall not be liable
for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or ir-
regularity which may be occasioned either by reason of
defect in any vehicle or through negligence or default
of any company or person engaged in conveying the pas-
senger, or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour,
or otherwise in connection therewith or of any hotel
proprietor or servant. Such conveying, etc., is subject
to the laws of the country where the conveyance, etc.,
is provided. The aforesaid companies can accept no
responsibility for losses or other services, sickness,
weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes. All
such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the
passenger(s). The right is reserved to decline to ac-
cept or retain any person as a member of the Tour, or
to cancel or alter the Tour if circumstances require
it. Refunds for unused steamer, rail or air tickets
can only be made in accordance with the carrier's
The above paragraph was submitted to the State Attorney
General and it was his opinion that that notice was suf-
ficient to protect the University and could, therefore,
be considered as taking the place of a waiver. Transpor-
tation responsibility has been placed with the two estab-
lished travel agencies named above.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that these arrange-
ments be approved.
5 - University of Copenhagen
The Director of the Summer Sessions requests authority to
expend from fees collected for the European Tour $300 to pay
the Professors at the University of Copenhagen who will
lecture to our students.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that $300 be paid
from Summer Session fees of the participating students to
the University of Copenhagen for instruction to be given
during the European Tour.
6 - Las Vegas Extension Center
On May 3, a delegation from Nellis Air Force Base at Las
Vegas visited the President to discuss the possibility of
establishing an Extension Center in Las Vegas to meet their
need for instruction at the College level. Colonel Parker
recommended that the University try to meet this need in
some way. The Air Force Base has available for the project
$10,000 with assurance of more if the project is success-
fully carried out. Existing facilities in Las Vegas schools
will be used as far as practicable. The faculty will be
carefully selected and will include only men who are quali-
fied to give instruction at the College level. Only general
arts subjects would be offered. It was emphasized that
this installation must set the same high standards as the
University proper and that its credits must be equally ac-
ceptable everywhere. Authority was requested to go ahead
with a minimum establishment to meet their needs on a self-
supporting basis, the details and final proposition of which
would be presented for approval of the Board before the
school is actually started.
Motion was made by Mr. Arentz that the President be author-
ized to draw up completed plans for an extension course in
Las Vegas to meet the needs of the Nellis Air Base personnel
only, and that plans be subject to the final approval of the
Board of Regents before being put into effect. If any
further extension service is provided at Las Vegas, it is
to be arranged later as a result of need and demand by Las
Vegas residents. The motion carried with Regent Hilliard
voting "no" and all other Regents voting "aye".
7 - Agricultural Extension - Indian Service
The University of Nevada has been asked to assume responsi-
bility for some of the Agricultural instruction now being
given to the Indians by other federal agencies. The work
would come under our Agricultural Extension Division, most-
ly in 4-H Club work. It was pointed out that the Univer-
sity of Nevada is one of 3 Land Grant Colleges throughout
the country that are being asked to assume this responsi-
Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the request
be approved, in view of the fact that it carries the rec-
ommendation of the Director of Agricultural Extension.
8 - Gifts
(a) Safe Driving Award - During the Spring semester, Judge
Guy Walts initiated and carried through a program of
student instruction in safe motor vehicle driving. The
program has been operated by the students as an extra-
curricular activity. He reports widespread interest
and participation and a notable drop in student traffic
violations. The President gave him the encouragement
necessary to carry through this project together with
some substantial support. The program included a
competition. Winners will be presented wrist watches
by Herz Jewelry Company, Whittlesea Taxi Company, and
an anonymous donor.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that these
donations be acknowledged with thanks, and that the
Regents go on record as being in full sympathy with
(b) Roulette Gift - George H. and Mary H. Roulette of
Gardnerville, Nevada, are making a donation of approxi-
mately $200 for the purchase of reference material in
the Department of Animal Husbandry. A check in the
amount of $99.56 has been received and has been applied
to the purchase of reference books and literature in
the Animal Sciences. Additional money will be received
when more books have been selected by the Department.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the dona-
tion be accepted and acknowledged.
(c) La Barthe Gift - Mr. Jules La Barthe of Berkley, Cali-
fornia, visited the Campus to choose a location for
his egg collection, valued at about $20,000. He is
donating the entire collection to the University.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the gift
of Mr. La Barthe be accepted and acknowledged.
9 - Travel, Agriculture
At the February meeting of the Board of Regents, $100 was
allotted for transportation and per diem one person to at-
tend the regional meeting of the Agricultural Residence
Teaching Section of the Land Grant College Association.
This meeting was cancelled and the money, therefore, not
used. Dr. Wittwer had made request for the use of this
$100 toward paying part of the transportation costs for
one person to attend the Land Grant College Short Course
Workshop to be held at Michigan State College.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the request be
10 - Association of Governing Board of State Universities and
A letter was presented from the Association requesting the
University of Nevada to become a member. Dues were stated
as $30 per year.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin that the University become a member
of Association of Governing Boards of State Universities
and Allied Institutions carried with Regents Hilliard,
Arentz and Sheerin voting "aye" and with Regents Cahlan
and Ross voting "no".
11 - Cutts Estate
The University has received from the Attorney General a
conformed copy of the order and decree of settlement of
accounts and final distribution entered by the court in
the Cutts Estate. A check for $72,650.24 and a Yokohama
Bond, worth perhaps 50 cents, have been received by the
Comptroller in full settlement. The Cutts Will of October
24, 1946, specified that the bequest was made "for the
purpose of establishing a scholarship fund, the income
from which shall annually be given to the student or stu-
dents of the University who, in the judgment of the Board
of Regents, possesses the highest character and best
scholarship record, while attending this University; this
fund shall be known as the Charles Francis Cutts Scholar-
Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the Regents
accept this settlement and delegate to the President the
administration of the award.
12 - University Faculty
Our current catalog states, "The President, Vice President,
Deans, Librarian, Registrar and all persons who give in-
struction with the rank of Instructor or above in any of
the regular College Departments of the University, consti-
tute the University faculty.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that this list be
amended by adding the Director of Admissions.
13 - Personnel
(a) John R. Butterworth, Instructor in English, has peti-
tioned for an extension of his leave of absence, with-
out pay for the academic year 1950-51 to continue
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the re-
quest of Mr. Butterworth be approved.
(b) Since the approval of the Summer School faculty by the
Board of Regents on February 17, Professor Robert M.
Gorrell and E. M. Gibson have asked to be released of
teaching duties this Summer. Dr. Brown has recommend-
ed the appointment of Dr. John Morrison and Mr. G. J.
Paolozzi to fill these vacancies. Dr. Morrison is now
on our faculty; Mr. Paolozzi is an applicant in the
Department of Foreign Languages for 1950-51.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that these
appointments be approved.
(c) Dean Mobley requested the appointment of the two House-
mothers for the 1950 Summer Session who were employed
last year - Mrs. Rosa B. Smith of Portland and Mrs.
Rachel Mac Williams of Corvallis, Oregon, at a salary
of $140 per month, plus room and board.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that these
appointments be approved.
The Board recessed at 12:05 noon for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall. The recessed meeting was called to order by Chair-
man Ross at 1:35 P.M. in the President's office.
Health Service - The President presented the recommendations
of the Chairman of the Health Committee as follows:
(d) That Dr. Robert Locke be employed on a part time basis
for the 1950 Summer Session at a salary of $200 per
(e) That Miss Mary Rotter, R. N., be reappointed as Head
Nurse at a salary of $2320 for the academic year 1950-
51, payable in 10 monthly installments, plus laundry
of uniforms and meals when on duty. This represents
an increase of $100 plus $150 for clerical duties.
(f) That Mrs. Theodora Lamberson, R. N., be reappointed
as Nurse at the salary of $2125 for the academic year
1950-51, payable in 10 monthly installments, plus
laundry of uniforms and meals when on duty. This
represents an increase of $100.
(g) That Mrs. J. B. Lynch be reappointed as Practical
Nurse at a salary of $1450 for the academic year 1950-
51, plus a room in the Infirmary, plus meals and laun-
dry of uniforms. This represents an increase of $100.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the above
recommendations be approved.
14 - Special Students
At the April 15 meeting of the Board, the recommendation
that our admission rules be amended was disapproved. The
President now asked for reconsideration, in view of justi-
fication submitted by the Committee on Admissions and
Advance Standing that "past practice here at the University
has been to allow admittance to 'Special Student' classi-
fication only to legal residents of Nevada and the number
thus admitted has not been great."
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the admission
rules be amended to include the following provision - "Non-
resident students are not to be admitted as specials."
Reporters Bennyhoff and Burns came into the meeting at 10:40 P.M.
Mr. Springmeyer came into the meeting at 1:45 P.M.
15 - Course Changes
The following new courses were approved by the Engineering
faculty on May 17, 1950, and by the general faculty on June
Met. 357 Physical Metallurgy. A continuation of Metallurgy
356. The study of ferrous and conferrous alloys
based on the fundamentals of physical metallurgy.
Special emphasis is given to heat treatment and
many related topics such as pyrometry and heat
Prerequisite: Metallurgy 356. First semester.
2 lectures and 1 laboratory period. 3 credits.
Met. 468 Advanced Ore Dressing Laboratory. This is a con-
tinuation of Metallurgy 368 with added emphasis
on the flotation and gravity concentration of the
nonmetallic minerals and a consideration of the
more recent advances in the field of ore dressing.
Prerequisite: Metallurgy 358. Second semester.
2 credits. Fee $5.
Min. 453 Mine Plant Design. The design of mine plant
structures including buildings, headframes and
ore bins and of mining machinery including hoists,
skips and pumps.
Prerequisite: Mining 352. 2 lecture periods.
Min. 473 Placer Mining. Lectures on occurrence, sampling
and exploitation of placer deposits, including
dry, hydraulic and dredging methods.
Prerequisite: Junior standing. First semester.
Min. 475 Mine Safety and Ventilation. Lectures on accident
prevention, insurance and compensation and study
of mine atmosphere and dust problems.
Prerequisite: Junior standing. First semester.
Change in Civil Engineering courses - To replace C. E. 367,
Fluid Mechanics, 4 lectures, 1 laboratory period, 5 credits,
by 2 courses, C. E. 367, 4 lectures, 4 credits, and C. E.
368, 1 laboratory period, 1 credit.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that these courses
and course changes be approved.
16 - Two Year Course in Agriculture
Colonel Parker presented a revised plan and curriculum for
a 2-year course in the College of Agriculture, as approved
by the faculty and the College of Agriculture and the gen-
eral faculty. Entrance requirements have been stiffened
and two 2-hour courses in "Constitutions of the United
States and Nevada" added. The President recommended that
the courses be initiated in September 1950.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the matter
be tabled until the next meeting of the Board of Regents
and that the Agricultural College be asked to make its
statement as to the need and the demand for such a course.
17. Summer Sessions Dormitory Rates
Colonel Parker presented the recommendation of the Dean of
Men and the Dean of Women that all students, both men and
women, who live in University Dormitories during the Summer
and who do not board in the Dining Hall shall pay rent for
the Summer at the rate of $5 per week, except that the rate
for single occupancy of a room in a Women's Dormitory shall
be $7 per week. This rate will, in effect, penalize non-
boarders $2 per week for not eating in the University Dining
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the recommen-
dation be approved.
The Board recessed the meeting at 3:50 P.M.
The recessed meeting of the Board was called to order at 9:10
A.M. on Tuesday, June 13, 1950, in the office of the President.
Present: Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Cahlan, Ross and Acting
Mr. Springmeyer came into the meeting at 9:25 A.M. and Mr.
Armstrong at 9:30 A.M.
18 - Travel
Colonel Parker presented the travel situation at the Uni-
versity, saying that he has looked for some solution to the
problem of caring for legitimate travel needs of the faculty
but found none. For the biennium 1947-48, the total ex-
pense for faculty travel was slightly less than $3500 for
each year. For the current biennium, it was $3500 for the
entire 2 years. In many cases, the faculty have paid their
own expenses this year. The President requested authority
to assign the unexpended balance of approximately $600 in
his own travel allotment to the faculty travel budget.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the difference
between the budgeted travel expenses for the President for
the year and that actually used be made available for facul-
ty travel expenses for this year.
19 - $125,000 Appropriation
A balance of approximately $19,000 remains in the appro-
priation of $125,000 granted by the last Legislature for
salary increased to faculty. Colonel Parker recommended
that consideration of faculty increases be deferred until
the next meeting of the Board. This was unanimously agreed
upon, with the understanding that any salary increases
granted could be made retroactive to July 1, 1950.
20 - Mailing Expense - Dr. Church
Material on the snow survey and snow studies has been
packaged by Dr. Church ready for shipment to several for-
eign countries where the material will be of value. Free
transportation has been secured to the Smithsonian Insti-
tute in Washington, D. C., but approximately $253 would
be needed to transport the material from there to their
destinations. Colonel Parker said that he would like to
find funds to care for this worthy project.
Regent Arentz came into the meeting at 9:50 A.M.
Motion was made by Mr. Hilliard that we provide funds for
getting this material to the countries for which it was
intended, in view of the free transportation to the Smith-
sonian Institute. The motion lost with the following vote:
Regents Cahlan and Ross voted "no"; Regents Sheerin and
Hilliard "aye"; Regent Arentz not voting. Mr. Ross, in
voting stated that he was in favor of the project, but
voted "no" because he could not see where the money could
21 - Agricultural Economics
Colonel Parker reported that Mr. Willard F. Williams had
decided not to remain, in view of the uncertainty of his
appointment here. He then presented Dr. Wittwer's request
that he be authorized to employ an Assistant Professor
of Agricultural Economics at a salary not to exceed $4000
for the academic year 1950-51.
Motion was made by Mr. Sheerin that the recommendation be
granted with the understanding that it be on a temporary
basis. The motion carried with Regent Cahlan voting "no"
and with Regents Arentz, Hilliard, Sheerin and Ross voting
The Board went into Executive Session at this time. Mr. Spring-
meyer and the reporters left the meeting.
At 11:15 A.M. the Board reconved in open session. Dean Palmer
and representatives from the Mackay School of Mines Advisory
Committee, Mr. Louis Gordon and Mr. James O. Greenan, came into
the meeting. Mr. Springmeyer and Mr. Armstrong also returned.
Mr. Ross introduced the subject of the Mackay School of Mines
and asked Colonel Parker for his recommendations. Colonel
Parker said that he had two propositions to submit to the Re-
The first recommendation provided for reorganization of the
Mackay School of Mines; its continuation as one Division of the
College of Engineering the 3 Departments, Geology, Metallurgy
and Mining; and the necessary coordination with the State Bureau
of Mines and the State Analytical Laboratory.
The alternate recommendation provided for a separate College of
Mines with the same 3 Departments and with the 2 Public Service
Divisions (State Bureau of Mines and State Analytical Laboratory)
coming under the Dean of that School. The responsibility for
the Public Service Divisions in this alternate proposal would be
delegated to the Dean of the School of Mines.
Colonel Parker stated that he submitted these 2 propositions in
the belief that either will work in this University. The first,
however, the President felt the more desirable.
Mr. Arentz spoke of the work of the President in studying the
situation and commended the Hardy Committee for its contribution
to the overall study of a solution to the Mackay School of Mines
situation. He stated, however, that he favored the second rec-
ommendation, and made the following motion:
That the Mackay School of Mines be established as a College
within the University, such College to include the Depart-
ments of Geology, Metallurgy and Mining; that the College
be administered by a Dean directly responsible to the Pres-
ident and who will have complete charge of the Departments
within the School of Mines and of the related Public Service
Divisions (State Bureau of Mines and State Analytical Labo-
The motion carried unanimously.
Colonel Parker recommended that the provision be effective
September 1, 1950. Mr. Arentz so moved and the motion carried
Colonel Parker then referred to the action of the Board at its
meeting on April 15, 1950, restraining the Administration from
taking action in regard to the Mackay School of Mines. It was
the unanimous decision that the Administration is now no longer
bound by that action of the Board.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the President be
authorized to contact suitable candidates, with a view to secur-
ing a Dean for the School of Mines by September 1, 1950, in
order to carry out the plan adopted by the Board of Regents.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the College be
known as the Mackay School of Mines.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the President be
authorized to initiate studies with a view to the eventual
establishment of a curriculum in the College of Arts and Science
leading to the degree of B. S. in Geology, since at the present
time 2 separate Departments cannot be supported.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that, as a statement of
policy, the minutes show that the Regents approve a review of
the curricula in all Departments of the College of Engineering
and the Mackay School of Mines with a view to (a) further co-
ordination if that be possible; (b) meeting the highest stand-
ards of appropriate accrediting agencies.
Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that authority be given
to the University Administration to grant degrees of Masters of
Science in each of the 3 Departments (Geology, Metallurgy and
Mining) of the Mackay School of Mines when it becomes a separate
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the minutes record
a statement of appreciation for the time, effort and study put
in by the Mackay School of Mines Advisory Committee and other
assistance, without which a thorough study could not have been
The Secretary of the Board was instructed to extend that appre-
ciation in writing to the members of the Mackay School of Mines
Mr. Grennan, Mr. Gordon, Dean Palmer and reporter Armstrong left
at 11:40 A.M.
Extension Service - Indians
The contract for a cooperative agreement between the Univer-
sity of Nevada and the United States Indian Service (see
item 7, page 242 of these minutes) was presented for signa-
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that the President
be authorized to sign the agreement, provided the wording
of the agreement can be satisfactorily worked out by Colonel
Parker and Dr. Creel.
The Board recessed at 12 noon for luncheon.
The recessed meeting was called to order at 1:50 P.M. in the
President's office, the Chairman presiding, all Regents and the
Acting President present.
Regent Arentz made a progress report on the Heating Plant
situation, especially the ventilating system in the new
Gymnasium and the work in the Mackay Science Hall. He dis-
cussed the purchase of a boiler and its placement at the
present time and in future plans, saying that it could be
used equally well in either the new Gymnasium or the Engi-
neering building. He offered the proposal to the Regents
that in view of the emergency nature and to relieve some of
the load on the boiler which has been reported in bad state,
that the University go ahead with the purchase of a boiler
provided for by the last Legislature and install it in the
new Gymnasium to complete the heating that that building,
and get that building off the list, and also to take care
of Hatch Station. He pointed out that while the law states
that the boiler shall go into the new Engineering building,
it can be fitted equally well in either building.
Motion was made by Mr. Sheerin that,
(1) The University go ahead with the installation of the
ventilating system in the new Gymnasium and with work
already started in the Mackay Science Hall.
(2) The University purchase and install the boiler in the
new Engineering building, in keeping with the Act of
(3) The University make a study of the proposed "package"
Heating Plant for the Dining Hall, the 2 Women's Dormi-
tories and Lincoln Hall.
(4) A study be made of the advisability of a "package"
Heating Plant for the new Gymnasium.
The motion carried with Regents Hilliard, Arentz, Cahlan and
Sheerin voting "aye" and with Regent Ross voting "no" on the
technicality of installation of the boiler, item (2).
Comptroller Hayden was called into the meeting for the following
items of business.
Bids - Ventilating System
Bids on the ventilating system of the new Gymnasium were
opened by Mr. Arentz and found to be as follows:
Gardner Supply Company, Inc. $3,945.00
Riverside Sheet Metal Fabricating Co. $5,972.78
Reno Sheet Metal Works $3,505.00
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the bids of
the Reno Sheet Metal Works be accepted.
Board of Athletic Control
Graduate Manager's Salary - Colonel Parker presented a
letter from the Chairman of the Board of Athletic Control
requesting a salary increase for the Graduate Manager from
University funds from $1800 to $2400 per year; thus making
an increase from $4800 to $5400 per year.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that while existing
conditions and lack of money make it impossible to grant the
salary increase at this present time, if conditions change,
the Board will be glad to reconsider at a later date.
Athletic Director's Salary - Colonel Parker presented a
letter from the Chairman of the Board of Athletic Control
requesting continuation of the support of the Board of Re-
gents in applying $2400 from general University funds to
the salary of the Athletic Director for the coming academic
Motion was made by Mr. Cahlan that the request be granted.
The motion carried with Regent Hilliard voting "no" and with
all other Regents voting "aye".
Mr. Springmeyer left the meeting at this point.
Telephone Company representatives, Mr. Harmonson and Mr.
Heidrich, came into the meeting at 2:55 P.M. and presented
a typewritten survey of Campus telephone facilities and de-
tailed plans for installing a central PBX system. Mr.
Harmonson summed up their report by pointing out that the
advantages to the University would be (1) improved public
relations, (2) calls between telephones or Departments would
be available 24 hours per day 7 days a week, (3) economy of
having one person answer questions rather than having the
public try to reach the proper Department or person. Dis-
advantages would be (1) requires services of an attendant,
(2) costs $29.70 more per month, (3) one additional oper-
ating step with the night arrangement. Cost of installation
was estimated at about $532. The Chairman thanked the men
for their survey and their recommendation, which will be
given careful study.
Taxpayers Association Survey
At 3:25 P.M., Mr. Harry Allen of the Nevada Taxpayers Associ-
ation came into the meeting to present the results of his
survey of the University as authorized by the Regents at
their meeting on June 3, 1949. Mr. Allen promised type-
written reports for each member of the Board for study.
The Chairman thanked Mr. Allen for his interest and his
analysis and said the Regents would give consideration to
the recommendations in the report.
Mr. Hayden left the meeting with Mr. Allen.
No permanent President has been appointed as yet to serve
after July 1, 1950, when the term of Colonel Parker will
Motion by Mr. Cahlan carried unanimously that Colonel Parker
be asked to remain in that capacity until such time as a
permanent appointment is made and that he be given a month's
vacation, as has been customary, and that the Board of Re-
gents go on record as thanking him for the fine work he has
done during the past year.
The meeting adjourned at 4:20 P.M. until the next regular meeting
in September, unless especially called into session by the Chair-