06/26/1926

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 26-27, 1926
 



06-26-1926
Volume OE - Pages 467-471

                         Reno, Nevada
                        June 26, 1926

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 9
o'clock on the morning of June 26th.  There were present Chair-
man Pratt, Judge Talbot, Mr. Williams and Mrs. Williams of the
Board and President Clark.

On motion of Chairman Pratt the minutes of the meetings of
January 30th and of May 8th and the Committee meetings of March
31st and of April 9th were approved by the following vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

There were no month-end meetings in February or April, claims
and payrolls having been taken to a majority of the members for
their signatures.

List of State Claims No. 19, Nos. 199 to 210 for the net sum of
$54,016.65 and List No. 6, Regents Checks Nos. 6057 to 6071 for
the net sum of $53,871.89 on motion of Mr. Williams, were ap-
proved by the following vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark presented to the Regents the "thank you" letters
of C. H. Kent and of Alice Terry.

It is the sense of the Board that Chairman Pratt should convey
to Miss Caroline Hansel of Hartford, Connecticut, the Board's
appreciation of the fine framed painting of Jesus on the road
to Damascus, which she so kindly presented to the University.

President Clark stated that a partial leave of absence for the
coming year had been granted to Dr. J. E. Church, Jr., viz., he
had been permitted to join a snow-survey expedition to Greenland
on the understanding that he would return to the University not
later than the middle of October.

Mr. Williams moved that the bill of Professor Boardman for sur-
veying services on the Campus from January to May, 1926, in the
sum of $123 be accepted and approved for payment.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark reported that Engineer Brickham, at his own ex-
pense, had employed Mr. Boardman to supervise the cement con-
struction in the heating trenches.

On the recommendation of Miss Sameth, President Clark recommended
that Miss Verrel A. Weber be elected Instructor in Physical Edu-
cation for Women at a salary of $1950 for the year beginning
August 1, 1926, with understanding that this year would be a
probational year.  Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the Presi-
dent's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Director Fulton, President Clark recom-
mended the election of Oliver Rudolph Grawe to be Instructor in
the Mackay School of Mines and assistant in the State Analytical
Laboratory for the year beginning August 20, 1926, at a salary
of $2000 for the 11 months of the year and with 1 month's vaca-
tion.  This appointment is to be a 1-year appointment only,
since Mr. Gianella is to return to service in the School of Mines
at the expiration of that time.  Mr. Williams moved the adoption
of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

The employment of a matron for the new Dormitory for Women was
laid over until word could be had with Miss Mack.

At 11:20 Mr. Fulton, Mr. Palmer, Mr. De Longchamps and Mr. Sewell
joined the Regents to discuss tentative plans for the proposed
alterations and additions to the Mackay School of Mines building,
presenting blueprints and specifications therefor.  General
discussion showed that the estimate of a building contractor who
had gathered estimates on the different types of work involved
from contractors in their respective lines was high, amounting
in the total to $76,186.40.  This sum included a copper roof
over the entire building.  The architect felt and said that Mr.
Fowler was convinced that the estimate could easily be reduced
by $10,000, working on a cost plus basis.  Director Fulton men-
tioned ways in which further savings might be effected, since it
was the judgment of the men present that the contract price for
these additions and alterations could not well be allowed to
exceed $70,000 if faith were to be kept with Mr. Mackay in his
desire that new equipment should replace older types and out-
worn types of present equipment.  Mr. Fulton expressed himself
as willing to be generally helpful to whomever the contract
might be let in the matter of helping salvage parts of the
present building which were to be torn out and to give such
supervision of workmen as might seem desirable.  After the dis-
cussion, the Regents recessed until 2:30 P.M.

The Board reconvened at 2:30 P.M. with Director Doten, Dr.
Records and Architect De Longchamps and Sewell present.

These gentlemen presented to the Board the proposition that a
wing be built on to basement story of the Hatch building, when
moved, which wing would give Dr. Records two large laboratory
rooms as supplemental space to his basement quarters for the
next two or three years and which, when he moved into the new
Public Service building, could be used by Director Doten.  The
funds for this addition to be supplied from Dr. Records' Sales
Fund, the slow accumulation of small sums over a period of
years.  Dr. Records said that with a safety margin of $800 to
$1000 retained in this fund, he could spare any amount up to
$4500 for the construction of this wing, without which he would
be greatly hampered in all of his work and some of which he would
otherwise be unable to begin until the Public Service building
was completed.

After the submission of the drawings covering the added wing and
general discussion as to the desirability of this addition to the
transferred Hatch building, Judge Talbot moved that the Chairman
of the Board and the President of the University be authorized
and directed to construct and include the proposed addition at
a cost not to exceed $5000, using Dr. Records' Sales Fund so
far as available and any deficiencies to be made up from the
Permanent Building Fund.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            No

After the withdrawal of Director Doten and Dr. Records, and
the architects, the Board reviewed the proposed alterations in
the Mackay School of Mines building, having in mind the neces-
sity of purchasing about $30,000 worth of new equipment in order
to keep faith with Mr. Mackay.

At the close of the discussion, Regent Williams moved that the
Board of Regents authorize and direct the Chairman of the Board
and the President of the University, or, in his absence, the
Vice President, to employ someone to make the alterations and
additions to the Mackay School of Mines building, as per plans
and specifications drawn by Architect De Longchamps and subject
to modification approved by the Chairman and the President as
the work progressed, on a cost plus basis, all items to be cover-
ed from Mr. Mackay's recent $100,000 gift, with understanding
that the total cost of making such alterations, including the
architect's fee, must not exceed $70,000, and on conditions to
be determined by Architect De Longchamps, provided that these
conditions include the understanding that on all sub-contracts
there must be competitive bidding and that the Chairman of the
Board and the President shall award all sub-contracts, and that
all construction bills, at Mr. Mackay's request, are to be ap-
proved before payment by the President, or, in his absence, the
Vice President, and by the Director of the Mackay School of
Mines.

The members present unanimously voted aye.

Action on the employment of a Matron for the new Women's Dormi-
tory, deferred at the morning session until the Board could have
word with Miss Mack, was then taken up.  Miss Mack appeared be-
fore the Board and gave the desired information.  After her
withdrawal and some discussion Judge Talbot moved the election
of Mrs. Laura E. Akin as Matron of the new Dormitory at a salary
of $60 per month for the months September to April inclusive,
and at the rate of $2 per day for such days in August and May
as she should be in service, together with board at the Univer-
sity Dining Hall for the months of the University year but not
including the Summer Session, and her room in the Dormitory for
the 12 months of the calendar year, at her option, with the
understanding that if it is found to be unnecessary to open
the new Dormitory this coming August, due to lack of women stu-
dents, this arrangement with regard to Mrs. Akin shall be null
and void.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark recommended a list of members of the University
staff for salary increases.

The Board recessed at 5:45 P.M. until 7:30 P.M.

Reconvened at 7:30 P.M., all members as listed for the morning's
meeting being present.

After discussion of the plans for the moving of Hatch Station
and the lack of present funds to pay the cost of same, Mr.
Williams moved that Comptroller Gorman be authorized and di-
rected to incur an overdraft on the Permanent Construction Funds
to an amount not to exceed $15,000 for the purpose of moving
the Hatch building, placing it in another location on a good
foundation and putting it into usable shape, and any other ex-
penses incidental thereto.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Then came a discussion of the proposed "White Way" lighting
system for the Campus.

Judge Talbot moved that we authorize and direct the Comptroller
to cooperate with the Truckee River Power Company to install
in trenches, or otherwise, 12 electroliers to extend from the
University bridge up to the Gymnasium and westerly along the
driveway in front of Lincoln Hall to Virginia Street, substan-
tially in accord with the drawing as submitted and in a total
cost to the University funds of not to exceed $1000.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark read the following letter from Stanley Palmer:

    The Department of Electrical Engineering has just received
    from the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, of which
    the Nevada Bell Telephone Company is a part, a Vreeland
    Sine Wave Oscillator and accessory equipment which was
    recently released from the office at Winnemucca.

    This equipment is a gift from the Pacific Telephone and
    Telegraph Company to the University of Nevada, through the
    courtesy of Mr. R. A. Gantt, General Manager, and Mr. D. I.
    Cone, Secretary, Committee on Employment and Training, both
    of San Francisco.

    Although the Company has replaced this equipment in their
    Winnemucca office with other apparatus more suitable for
    their purpose, it is a very valuable addition to our labora-
    tory equipment.

    Briefly, the oscillator is a memory tube generator of high
    frequency current, having a range of from 135 to 3300 cycles
    per second.  The oscillator, switchboard panel and motor
    generator were manufactured by the General Electric Company
    and the standard condensers and other control equipment by
    the Leeds and Northrup Company of Philadelphia.  This equip-
    ment would cost from $1200 to $1500 were we to purchase it
    new at the present time.

Mr. Williams moved that the thanks of this Board of Regents be
extended to the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company for
their gift to the Department of Electrical Engineering of this
University.  The motion carried unanimously.

The President's recommendation for salary increases was then
taken up.  After detailed discussion, resulting in withdrawals by
the President of 3 names from his list as originally read, the
members of the University staff, whose names remained on the
list were recommended by the President for advances as stated in
the following list as to amounts and times:

    Dean Robert Stewart, from $4500 to $4800, effective July 1,
    1926.

    Note:  To receive from University funds   $3200
           To receive from Station funds       1600 = $4800
           This on understanding that Stewart becomes a solid
           11 months man, able therefore to devote approximately
           1/3 time to Station work.  This salary adjustment
           saves the University funds $700 per year.

                          Present
    Name                   Salary  Advance  Salary   Effective

    Maxwell Adams           $4500    $300    $4800     7/1/26
    George Sears             3200     200     3400     7/1/26
    William Hoskins          2400     300     2700     9/1/26
    Fred L. Bixby - U funds  2600     100     2700     7/1/26
              Station funds   600     150      750     7/1/26
        Making total new salary ............. 3450 all told
    Edward G. Sutherland     2700     300     3000     9/1/26
    Fred W. Traner           3200     150     3350     7/1/26
    A. L. Higginbotham       2500     200     2700     9/1/26
        and advance in rank to Associate Professor
    Raymond H. Leach         2700     300     3000     9/1/26
    Rollin H. Mc Carthy      2400     100     2500     9/1/26
    Charles R. Hicks         2200     200     2400     9/1/26
    Mrs. Louise Hammond      2250     150     2400     9/1/26
    Clarence H. Kent         2700     300     3000     9/1/26
    E. E. Williams           2200     200     2400     9/1/26
    John E. Martie           3000     300     3300     9/1/26
    Sigmund W. Leifson       2000     200     2200     9/1/26
    Carolyn M. Beckwith      2000     100     2100     7/1/26
    William Pohl, from $4 per day to $115 per month    7/1/26

    Public Service:

    Henry Albert            $4500    $300    $4800     7/1/26
    S. C. Dinsmore           3500     400     3900     7/1/26
    S. B. Doten              4200     600     4800     7/1/26
    Lyman W. Vawter (Stn)    1800     300     2100     7/1/26
        (Now $3300 - to be $3600 all told)
    George Hardman           3180     120     3300     7/1/26
    John Mc Elroy            1800     120     1920     7/1/26

Mr. Williams moved that the recommendation for salary increases
as given by the President in the list above be approved.

    Judge Talbot         No
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Judge Talbot voted no on the general list, though asking to go
on record as favoring increases for Sears, Leach, Albert and
some others on the list, but as opposed to advances for some
named on the list.

Recessed until 4 P.M. Monday, June 28th, 1926, at which time
the Board reconvened, all members, except Mrs. Hood, being
present.

Judge Talbot moved that Dr. Henry Albert be granted a two years'
leave of absence, effective, if necessary, July 1, 1926, but
preferably not until September 1, 1926, to permit Dr. Albert to
accept Public Health work in his native State of Iowa.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

The meeting then adjourned with understanding that the July
month-end Committee meeting should be held on Saturday, July
31, 1926 and that the next regular meeting of the Regents
should be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday, August 31st.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary