06/24/1940

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

June 24-25, 1940 



06-24-1940
Volume 5 - Pages 290-294

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        June 24, 1940

The Board of Regents met at 9 o'clock on Monday, June 24, 1940.
There were present Chairman Ross, Judge Brown and Mrs. Wardin;
absent, Dr. Olmsted who was ill and Mr. Williams, detained by
private business.

The minutes of May 11, 1940 were approved, on motion of Mr. Ross,
by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman advised the Board acknowledgment had been re-
cevied from the following staff members for recent salary and
rank advances:  C. R. Hicks, H. N. Brown, Clare L. Johnson,
Anatole Mazour, William H. Davidson, S. B. Batdorf and S. W.
Leifson, and from E. M. Beesley for election to Mathematics
staff.

President Hartman read a letter of appreciation from Edward C.
Reek, Chairman of the Nevada Athletics Scholarship Committee
concerning improvement in scholarship of athletes.

At the request of Miss Sameth, Dr. Hartman recommended the re-
election of Miss R. Irene Russell, Instructor, and of Miss Ruth
Stewart, Fellow, in Physical Education for Women for the coming
academic year with no change in salary.

Mr. Ross moved the approval of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman recommended that the salary of the Assistant
Military Property Custodian, Sgt. Michael J. Mc Cormick, be ad-
vanced from $30 to $50 per month, effective July 1, 1940.

Mrs. Wardin moved the adoption of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman recommended that the salary of Associate Pro-
fessor C. C. Smith be advanced from $2300 to $2500 per annum
effective July 1, 1940.

Judge Brown moved the adoption of the recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman recommended that Austin E. Hutcheson (A. B.,
Reed, 1925; A. M., California, 1929; Ph. D., U. of Penn, 1937)
be elected Assistant Professor of History and Political Science
at $2200 for his initial year, to be paid in 11 equal monthly
installments beginning with that paid September 1, 1940.  Should
he be continued in service, his annual salary thereafter will be
paid in 12 payments from July 1, 1941.

Mrs. Wardin moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman recommended that Charles Thomas Duncan (B. A.,
Minnesota, 1936 - with continuing newspaper experience since
1935 up to May 1, 1940, when he became Executive Secretary of
the Civic and Commerce Association of Redwood Falls, Minnesota)
be elected Instructor in Journalism at $1600 for his initial
year, to be paid in 11 equal monthly installments beginning with
that paid September 1, 1940.  Should he continue in service, his
annual salary thereafter will be paid in 12 payments from July
1, 1941.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman recommended the election of Miss Janice Chase
(A. B., Vassar, 1939 with some graduate work at the Institute of
Fine Arts, New York City) as Assistant in the Appreciation of
Art at $1000 per year, to be paid in 11 equal monthly payments
beginning with that paid September 1, 1940.  Should she continue
in service, her annual salary thereafter will be paid in 12 pay-
ments from July 1, 1941.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman recommended the election of Robert Joy (B. A.,
Nevada, 1940) as an Assistant in History for the academic year
1940-41 at $500 for the year, payable in 10 equal installments,
the 1st of which is due August 1, 1940.  This financial arrange-
ment makes it possible for Mr. Joy to enroll in Summer courses
in History at the University of Southern California for the
Summer Session, the better to fit himself for the work of the
coming year.  Mr. Joy was appointed to a similar position in
English at the last Board meeting.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman presented the resignation of Mrs. Ruth Gunter
Nash as Assistant Librarian, effective July 1, 1940 and recom-
mended its acceptance since she desired it.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman presented, without recommendation, the recom-
mendation of Librarian Thompson, that Miss Margaret Watson be
elected Loan Desk Librarian, to fill the place vacated by Mrs.
Nash.  The Board considered Miss Watson's credentials and, find-
ing that she does not hold a degree in Library Science and is
even without practical experience in a University Library, on
motion of Judge Brown, refused to adopt Miss Thompson's recom-
mendation.  They asked the President to have Miss Thompson recom-
mend to him some one with the requisite training and at a les-
ser initial salary than that recommended by her for Miss Watson.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented his report of June 24, 1940 to each
member of the Board and to the President.

He asked for authority to invest the $4200 in cash received as
part of the exchange of the $120,000 par value Postal Telegraph
and Cable Corporation bonds of the Mackay Endowment Fund in
government bonds to yield approximately 2.6%.

Mrs. Wardin moved that Comptroller Gorman be authorized to invest
this $4200 in government bonds as above.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Colonial Yellow 428-23 was chosen as the color of outside paint
for the President's house and when the bids are received, Mrs.
Wardin moved that the Chairman be authorized to open them and
award the contract for this painting job.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, the Comptroller was authorized to pro-
ceed with negotiations with the Sierra Pacific Power Company to
the ends that the University will contribute the cost of a 4"
water main to the new playing field north of the training quar-
ters though the pipe to be installed will be a 6" pipe, the
Company standing the difference-in-size cost, pipe ownership
however to be with the University, but that no limitation in
use of water shall be enforced by the Company, and the Regents
to grant a right of way across the University property.  The
seeding of this plot is not to be undertaken until after the
1941 Session of the Legislature.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Two bonds of $1000 each of the $75,000 (held as security in the
First National Bank for handling University funds) having matur-
ed, on motion of Judge Brown, the Comptroller was authorized to
substitute therefor one $2000 bond of the Federal Farm Mortgage
Corporation, the Chairman and the Comptroller jointly signing
agreement to this effect, which agreement was already signed by
President Hooper and Cashier Reese of the Bank.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, Regents Check No. 90151 for the sum
of $4285.89 was approved and signed by Chairman Ross.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Gorman withdrew and the Board took up further discussion of
the Engineering building with the result that, on motion of Mr.
Ross, the President, the Comptroller, Architect Mills and Mr.
Grafton were authorized to expedite the preparation of plans
and specifications as rapidly as possible and the Comptroller
is, so soon as possible, to advertise for bids.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman raised the question whether it is understood that the
Engineering building is to stand on the site previously approved
by the Board, as shown on Mr. Grafton's sketch.  The answer was
an affirmative one.

On motion of Judge Brown, the requests of the President that Mr.
Grafton be paid $384 for his services to date as structural
engineer in checking the Engineering building plans and that he
be continued in this service until his checking of the plans is
completed -- an estimated two weeks -- were approved.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Recessed to 7:30 P.M. Friday evening, June 28, when members of
the Board of Athletic Control and of the Alumni are to be invited
to meet with the Board to discuss the location of the new Gymna-
sium.

Recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was held at 7:30 P.M.
July 1, 1940 in the President's office at the University.

Present:  Silas E. Ross, Chairman
          Judge George S. Brown
          Mrs. Anna Wardin
          President L. W. Hartman
          Architect F. J. De Longchamps
          C. H. Gorman, Acting Secretary
          Joe T. Mc Donnell, Harry J. Frost and Paul A. Harwood,
              representing the Board of Athletic Control
          Angelo Urrutia, Francis R. Smith, W. R. Beemer and
              Hugo Quilici, representing the Alumni
          Max Jensen, representing the Reno Evening Gazette

Chairman Ross stated that the purpose of the meeting was to dis-
cuss the location of the new Gymnasium building.

1.  Discussion was had by all present as to the location of the
    new Gymnasium.  Architect De Longchamps presented a sketch
    showing the proposed location of the new Gymnasium, contin-
    gent upon a new location and new orientation of the Engi-
    neering building.  Architect De Longchamps was instructed to
    consult with Architect Mills and Engineer Grafton on this
    new plan to see if it is possible to put the new Engineering
    building in this new location without requiring serious
    changes in the design.

    Architect De Longchamps ws asked for a report on sewer facil-
    ities, lighting facilities, and required changes in the heat-
    ing plant extension if building is to be located on Virginia
    Street.

2.  It was the sense of the Board that proposed fence to be
    erected around the Athletic Field meet with the approval of
    the Fire Chief; final approval to be given by President
    Hartman and Comptroller Gorman.

3.  Bids for the painting of the President's residence were
    opened, as follows:

        Joe Broderick        $500
        John Byassee          628
        Harold W. Tamka       631
        Camille Solari        666

    The Comptroller was instructed to investigate and report on
    the responsibility of Joe Broderick, the low bidder.

4.  The contract with the Sierra Pacific Power Company covering
    construction of a 6" water line from 14th and Virginia
    Streets to Clark field met with the approval of the Board
    of Regents but the signing of this agreement was deferred
    until next meeting, at which time matters connected with
    the new buildings and the Clark Field will be finally deter-
    mined.

5.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the Comptroller be authorized to keep
    William Pohl on the University payroll at $125 per month un-
    til it becomes necessary to put some one in his place.  At
    the present time, the WPA is furnishing the University with
    all the plumbers necessary and it has therefore not been
    necessary to employ any one in Mr. Pohl's place.  All voted
    Aye.

6.  President Hartman recommended the appointment of George
    Friedhoff of Yerington as building supervisor of the new
    buildings, his service to begin when President Hartman
    decides.  Mr. Friedhoff is to receive $350 a month if hired
    for one building and $500 a month if hired for both build-
    ings.  All voted Aye.

No further business appearing the Board of Regents recessed
subject to call by the Chairman.

                             C. H. Gorman
                             Acting Secretary