06/25/1956

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 25-26, 1956




06-25-1956
Volume 7 - Pages 245-249

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      June 25-26, 1956

The Board of Regents met in regular session on Monday, June 25,
1956, in the President's office, University of Nevada.  The
meeting was called to order at 3:35 P.M. by the Chairman.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Hardy, Grant, Thompson, Ross; Academic Vice Pres-
ident Wood and President Stout.  Dr. Lombardi was out of town.

Personnel Recommendations

    At the request of President Stout, Dr. Wood presented and
    discussed a study of salaries and salary brackets for the
    present faculty of the University of Nevada.  The study
    showed that certain adjustments were in order.

    President Stout recommended that the following salary ad-
    justments in the Associate Professors rank, be authorized:

        H. P. Nelson, Mackay School of Mines
            from $6540 to $6600
        John S. Wright, Southern Regional Division,
            from $6400 to 6600
        Ann Brewington, Southern Regional Division,
            from $6200 to $6600
        Aldon J. Plumley, College of Business Administration,
            from $6200 to $6600
        John Morrison, College of Arts and Science,
            from $6100 to $6600

    Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the above
    salary adjustments be approved.

    President Stout recommended that the salary of Patricia A.
    Tripple, Association Professor of Home Economics and Educa-
    tion (12 months contract), be adjusted from $7800 to $8000
    for the year, to bring her salary in a more appropriate
    relationship with other salaries in that rank.

    Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the above salary
    adjustment be approved.

    President Stout recommended that the salary of Wilbur S.
    Shepperson, Assistant Professor of History and Political
    Science, be adjusted from $5800 to $6200 for the year, to
    bring his salary in appropriate relationship with other
    salaries in that rank.

    Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the above
    salary adjustment be approved.

    President Stout recommended that the salary of J. E. Martie,
    Professor of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, be
    adjusted from $8800 to $9300 for the year, to bring his
    salary in appropriate relationship with other salaries in
    that rank.

    Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the above
    salary adjustment be approved.

    President Stout recommended the appointment of Daniel W.
    Cassard as Associate Professor and Associate Animal Husband-
    man in the College of Agriculture, effective August 1, 1956,
    at a salary rate of $9400 for the year, on a 12-months basis.

    Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the appoint-
    ment be approved.

    President Stout reported the receipt of salary contracts
    for James Mc Nabney as Graduate Manager, increasing his
    salary from $6000 to $6900 per year, effective July 1, 1956,
    and for Trinie Erquiaga, Secretary to Mr. Mc Nabney, in-
    creasing her salary from $3300 to $3900 per year, effective
    July 1, 1956.  These contracts have been submitted following
    action by the Board of Finance Control.

    Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the action of
    the ASUN, through the Board of Finance Control, be approved
    in granting the above salary increases.

Bid Opening - Agricultural Buildings

    At 4 P.M. the Regents and President Stout adjourned to Room
    205, Morrill Hall, for opening of bids for the Max C.
    Fleischmann College of Agriculture building and the Sarah
    Hamilton Fleischmann Home Economics building, the time duly
    set in the advertised bid notice.  They were joined by
    Edward Parsons, Architect; Robert Poolman, University Engi-
    neer; John R. Bertrand, Dean of the College of Agriculture;
    and P. W. Hayden, Comptroller.

    Reporters Laxalt, Hulse and Armstrong covered the meeting.

    a - Bids for Laboratory Equipment for the College of Agri-
        culture building and for the Home Economics building
        were opened by the Chairman and tabulated as follows:

        Laboratory Furniture Co.
            Item #1 Agricultural Building - Steel     $124,528

        Brookman Co. Inc.
            Item #1 Agricultural Building - Steel     $193,700
            Item #1 Agricultural Building - Wood      $181,200

        Hull Equipment Corp.
            Item #2 Home Econom. Building - Wood      $  5,275
            (Mutschler - partial list only)          plus $300

        Metalab Equipment Corp.
            Item #1 Agricultural Building - Steel     $108,788

        Weber Showcase & Fixture Co.
            Item #1 Agricultural Building - Wood      $168,530
            Item #2 Home Econom. Building - Wood      $ 18,790

        By unanimous agreement, the bids were referred to Archi-
        tect Parsons, Comptroller Hayden and Engineer Poolman
        for codification and recommendation.

    b - Bid was opened by the Chairman from Mr. H. L. Gepford of
        Sparks for purchase of President's house.

        By unanimous agreement, the bid was referred to Comp-
        troller Hayden and Engineer Poolman for determination
        of its intent and report to the Regents.

    c - Bids for construction of the Max C. Fleischmann College
        of Agriculture building and the Sarah Hamilton Fleisch-
        mann Home Economics building were opened by the Chairman
        and tabulated as follows:

        Barnes, James Construction
            Item   I - Agriculture Building         $1,513,000
            Item  II - Home Economics Building         636,000
            Item III - Agr. & Home Ec. Buildings     2,131,000
            Alt #1   - Deduct from II                   91,000
            Alt #2   - Demolish House - Add              1,000

        Boudwin, Walker Construction
            Item   I - Agriculture Building         $1,411,381
            Item  II - Home Economics Building         565,610
            Item III - Agr. & Home Ec. Buildings     1,975,991
            Alt #1   - Deduct from II                   83,482
            Alt #2   - Demolish House - Add              1,666

        Capriotti, Frank
            Item  II - Home Economics Building      $  561,100
            Alt #1   - Deduct from II                   90,000
            Alt #2   - Demolish House - Deduct           3,750

        Diversified Builders
            Item   I - Agriculture Building         $1,556,000
            Item  II - Home Economics Building         672,000
            Item III - Agr. & Home Ec. Buildings     2,177,000
            Alt #1   - Deduct from II                   62,000
            Alt #2   - Demolish House - Add              2,000

        Macomber Brunzell
            Item   I - Agriculture Building         $1,442,611
            Item  II - Home Economics Building         623,611
            Item III - Agr. & Home Ec. Buildings     2,061,128
            Alt #1   - Deduct from II                   75,180
            Alt #2   - Demolish House - Deduct           1,800

        Mc Donald Bros.
            Item   I - Agriculture Building         $1,484,934
            Item  II - Home Economics Building         626,768
            Item III - Agr. & Home Ec. Buildings     2,086,702
            Alt #1   - Deduct from II                   85,570
            Alt #2   - Demolish House - Add              2,000

        By unanimous agreement, the bids were referred to Comp-
        troller Hayden, Engineer Poolman and Architect Parsons
        for codification and recommendation to the Board of
        Regents, in consultation with President Stout and Dean
        Bertrand.

At 4:45 P.M. the Regents, Mr. Hayden, Mr. Poolman, Mr. Parsons
and President Stout returned to the President's office.

Mr. Ross asked, and received permission to put a copy of the
bids for buildings in the hands of the Fleischmann Foundation
Trustees, which will be meeting on the following morning.

Student Union Building

    President Stout distributed a tabulation of bids received
    by the State Planning Board on June 19, 1956, for the Jot
    Travis Student building.  Since previous bids were in excess
    of the amount of money available for the building, certain
    alternates for deletions were included by the State Planning
    Board to bring the building cost within the amount available.
    Deletions include use of brick veneer, omission of acoustical
    tile and omission of kitchen equipment.  For purposes of dis-
    cussion, Mr. Poolman proposed 3 methods of procedure - (1)
    not to accept the bids, and to start over, (2) accept the
    deductions, and go ahead as suggested by the State Planning
    Board, (3) borrow money from funds of the University which
    can be made available for this purpose.

    Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Administra-
    tion be authorized to use the necessary amount from gift
    funds of the University to supplement the Travis gift, not
    to exceed $20,000, in order that the University might con-
    tinue negotiations and enter into a contract with W. H. Wine
    Construction Company, with the stipulation that if at a later
    date, money is received from the Travis Estate, the money
    used from these funds will be returned with interest at the
    rate of 2 1/2%.

Las Vegas Building Program

    The Nevada Southern Fund Raising Group had specified $2000
    of the money raised to be used for soil testing and overall
    planning of the Campus.  It was reported that $500 has been
    spent for the well, as authorized by the Board of Regents
    at its meeting on April 30, 1956.  There is now due $750 to
    Architects Zick and Sharp for overall planning and another
    $750 will be due upon completion of the plans.

    Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that payments, as
    described above, be authorized to Architects Zick and
    Sharp.

Victory Heights Housing

    Mr. Ross reported on the request of Mrs. Thomas W. Mark,
    whose husband is a student at the University within one
    year of completion of his undergraduate work, setting forth
    their particular circumstances, and requesting housing in
    Victory Heights for the coming year.

    Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Regents
    confirm the statement adopted at the meeting of June 2,
    1956, concerning housing in Victory Heights and that Mrs.
    Mark be so notified.

Mr. Hayden and Mr. Poolman left the meeting at this point.

Dean of Agriculture

    President Stout reported on his search for a Dean of Agri-
    culture.  He outlined his procedure and discussed his trip
    to interview outstanding candidates.

The meeting recessed at 5:35 P.M. until noon on the following day
to give the Committee an opportunity to study and make recommen-
dation on the bids.

The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by the Chairman at 12:40 noon on Tuesday, June 26, 1956, at the
Circle RB, where a luncheon meeting was held.  Present:  Regents
Grant, Thompson, Hardy, Ross; Comptroller Hayden, Engineer Pool-
man, Architect Parsons, Dean Bertrand and President Stout.  Dr.
Lombardi had not returned to Reno, and so was unable to be pres-
ent.

The meeting was reported by Mr. Laxalt.

Mr. Poolman reported for the Committee appointed to codify and
study the bids opened the previous day, and to make recommenda-
tion to the Board of Regents.  It was noted that the bid of
Walker Boudwin Construction Company was low for the Agriculture
building, and also as a combined bid for both buildings.  The
bid of Frank Capriotti was low for the Home Economics building,
the only building on which he submitted a bid.

The recommendation of the Committee was that the bid for the two
buildings by Walker Boudwin Construction be accepted, because to
have the contract under one contractor would be to the best in-
terests of the University.

The Committee recommended letting the bid for steel equipment in
the Agriculture building to Metalab Equipment Corporation, the
lowest bidder, in the amount of $108,788.

The Committee recommended letting the bid for wood equipment in
the Home Economics building to Weber Showcase and Fixture Com-
pany, the lowest bidder, in the amount of $18,790.

Discussion followed as to the work on the Valley Road Farm, and
as to the possible deletion of the Nursery wing on the Home
Economics building.  President Stout recommended, and Dean
Bertrand agreed, that it would be better to complete the build-
ings for Agriculture and Home Economics, that as many of the
Greenhouses as can be built at this be completed, and that
the work on the Valley Road Farm be postponed, for which plans
are not yet complete.

Mr. Poolman suggested moving the Quonset Hut now occupied by the
Student Affairs Office and using it for farm mechanicans.  Dean
Bertrand concurred, and President Stout so recommended.  It was
agreed by unanimous assent that this be done.

a)  Motion by Mr. Hardy carried, with the following vote, that
    the bid of Walker Boudwin Construction Company in the amount
    of $1,975,991, without any deletions, be accepted (both
    buildings).  Vote:  Grant, Hardy, Ross - aye; Thompson - no.

b)  Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the certified
    checks and bid bonds be returned to the unsuccessful bidders.

c)  Motion by Mr. Grant carried, with the following vote, to
    authorize the payment, under the Walker Boudwin Construction
    Company bid, of the amount of $1,666, alternate #2, for de-
    molishing the building known as the President's house.  Vote:
    Hardy, Grant, Ross - aye; Thompson - no.

d)  Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the bid of
    Metalab Equipment Corporation for steel laboratory equip-
    ment for the Agricultural building in the amount of $108,788,
    be accepted.

e)  Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the bid of Weber
    Showcase and Fixture Company for wood equipment in the Home
    Economics building in the amount of $18,790, be accepted.

f)  Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the bid bonds
    be returned to the unsuccessful bidders for laboratory equip-
    ment and that they be thanked for submitting bids, also that
    the check included with Mr. Gepford's offer be returned with
    thanks.

The meeting adjourned at 2:20 P.M. until the next regular meeting
unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman.