06/27/1912

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 27-28, 1912
 



06-27-1912
Volume OD - Pages 428-433

                         Reno, Nevada
                        June 27, 1912

The Regents met in their Office in Morrill Hall at 10 o'clock
Thursday, June 27, 1912.  Present:  Regents Henderson, Williams,
Codd, Reid, O'Brien and President Stubbs.

Upon motion of Mr. Henderson, seconded by Mr. Williams, the fol-
lowing Resolutions accepting the gift from Mr. Clarence H.
Mackay and his mother Mrs. Marie Louise Mackay were adopted:

    WHEREAS, there has this day been delivered by President
    Joseph E. Stubbs to the Board of Regents of the University
    of Nevada 1500 shares of the Mackay Companies Stock regis-
    tered in the name of the Board of Regents of the University,
    in trust, which said shares of stock are represented by
    certificates as follows:

        No. N/B  5392      -     100 shares
        No. N/B  5393      -     100 shares
        No. N/B  5394      -     100 shares
        No. N/B  5395      -     100 shares
        No. N/B  5396      -     100 shares
        No. N/B  5397      -     100 shares
        No. N/B  5398      -     100 shares
        No. N/A 17239      -      50 shares
        No. A    5183      -     750 shares
                     Total      1500 shares;    and

    WHEREAS, said stock has been presented to the University by
    Clarence H. Mackay and his mother, Marie Louise Mackay, as
    an endowment fund for the benefit of the Mackay School of
    Mines, NOW THEREFORE BE IT

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of
    Nevada, accept and hold in trust for the use and benefit of
    the Mackay School of Mines, upon the conditions and terms
    contained in the Regents' minutes of May 15, 1912, said
    1500 shares of the Mackay Companies Stock, and BE IT FURTHER

    RESOLVED, that the President of the University on behalf of
    the Board of Regents thank Clarence H. Mackay and Mrs. Marie
    Louise Mackay for their generous donation, and express to
    them the Regents' sincere appreciation.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Reid, the
following minute upon the life and character and public service
of George S. Nixon was ordered spread upon the minutes, to be
signed personally by every member of the Board of Regents.

    The Regents and the President of the University of Nevada
    have received the news of the death of Senator George E.
    Nixon on the evening of the 5th of June, 1912, at Washing-
    ton, D. C., with profound sorrow and with a keen sense of
    public and personal loss.

    Senator Nixon's life divides itself into 3 periods.  The
    first covers the time of his youth and early manhood.  Born
    in California, he early in life made Nevada his home.  It
    is in this State that he was written the achievements which
    by honesty, industry and unremitting toil have given him a
    first place in the affections of its people.  From a tele-
    graph operator upon the railroad to a bank clerk and then a
    bank owner, he moved steadily upward until after successive
    years he amassed large wealth and entered upon his career
    of public service to the State and Nation.  He never forgot
    his humble beginnings in a business way, and throughout life
    manifested the same spirit of comradeship for the less for-
    tunate in every calling of life.

    The second period marks his large success as a business man
    in this State and his interest and helpfulness in the welfare
    of the people and its institutions.  He was a firm friend to
    the University and, if his life had been spared, there is no
    doubt that his benefactions, which have been so numerous in
    the State, would have been continued.

    The third period of his life is that of his public service to
    the Nation, whichever included first the people and welfare
    of his own State.  As United States Senator he brought to
    the business of the Government that rare judgment and busi-
    ness acumen which characterized his private affairs, yet
    always faithful to the trust which the people of this State
    reposed in him.  He believed and believed thoroughly in the
    Constitution of the United States, and in the safeguards of
    the Constitution.  Always progressive in the best sense of
    the word, yet he believed in the imperishable guarantees
    which the Constitution of the United States gives to every
    citizen.  This is the key to his political activity and the
    basis of his life of public service.

    We extend to his dear wife and his son Bertram our deepest
    sympathy and pray that the choicest and most comforting
    benedictions of Heaven may rest upon him.

    RESOLVED that this minute of Senator Nixon's life and charac-
    ter be placed upon the Regents' Record of this University,
    and that a copy also be sent to Mrs. Nixon and Mr. Bertram
    Nixon, and that the same be published in each of the papers
    in Reno and Sparks.

The minutes of the meetings held April 29th and May 15th, 1912
were read and approved.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, no person
not teaching in the University, except the Librarian, shall have
a vote in the Academic Council.  Carried.  (See minutes of March
11, 1919 for further action.)

Upon the motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson,
it was carried that the budget of the A & M Fund for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1913, and the budget from the State Fund
for the last 7 months of this year, namely June to December, in-
clusive, 1912, prepared by the President of the University, be
referred to the Finance Committee and the President of the Uni-
versity with power to act.

Upon motion of Williams, seconded by Reid, it was ordered that
the President be paid $50 to reimburse him for this amount which
he paid to the Reverend Herbert A. Jump, who preached the Bacca-
laureate sermon.

Moved, seconded and carried that the recommendation of President
Stubbs that Walter W. Anderson be Headmaster of Lincoln Hall and
Superintendent of the Dining Hall, and, until December 31, 1912,
Superintendent of Buildings, be passed over until the next meet-
ing.

The recommendation for Library help was referred to the Finance
Committee.

The recommendation of the payment of $40 to the President, who
advanced this amount to send 7 young men to the Berkeley Track
Meet, was referred to the Finance Committee.

The recommendation of the payment of $30 to Miss Grace A. Day
for extra services rendered the Elko County Teachers' Institute
was referred to the Finance Committee.

The recommendation regarding the payment of $18.75 to L. G.
Chapman for tickets for the Regents and Board of Visitors to the
Senior Farce was referred to the Finance Committee.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson,
the recommendation of the President that we pay Mr. von Janinski
$100 for work in the English Department was passed and the amount
ordered paid from the A & M Fund.

Upon motion of Henderson, seconded by Reid, it was ordered that
Miss Wier be paid $243.50 for syllabi, from student funds already
collected.

Moved, seconded and carried that the resignation of Miss Meighan
be accepted to take effect August 15, 1912.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
position of Matron of the Hospital was ordered abolished on June
30, 1912.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regents Henderson
and O'Brien, the Department of Music was ordered abolished on
July 31, 1912.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the letter
of Sam P. Davis relating to advertising was ordered received and
filed.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Dr. Reid, the peti-
tion of Marie Barrett to live at Manzanita Hall while attending
High School in Reno was approved.

The recommendation of the President regarding Messrs. Howes,
Sharp and Reid for positions in the Agricultural Department was
referred to the Finance Committee.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, it
was agreed that the University pay $150 to the Luther Burbank
Society for membership of the President of this University Joseph
E. Stubbs and his successors, payments to be $10 each month.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson, it
was decided that the Dining Hall, which has been under the per-
sonal management of the President to the present time, be and
hereby is transferred to the University to be managed by the
Regents as they manage every other Department of the University,
on and after July 1, 1912.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, the recom-
mendation of the President granting a leave of absence to Dr.
Mack to attend the Convention of Veterinarians in the East was
approved, the Regents agreeing to pay his expenses to the same,
cost not to exceed $250, and that a written report be made on
his return.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Williams,
the recommendation of the President to change the partition and
use the southeast corner room on the first floor of Morrill Hall
and the small room adjoining as his office was approved; the
change to be made as soon as funds are on hand that can be used
for refitting this office in a suitable manner.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson,
the Chairman of the Board was authorized to engage accountants
to audit the accounts and books of the University semi-annually
in July and January of each year, cost not to exceed $600 per
year, payable as each audit is made.

Upon motion of Regent Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
Board ordered that the east wing of the Physics building be
transferred to the Agricultural Department for use as a Dairy
Plant, and that the High School Laboratory in the Physics
building be given over to the Department of Physics.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, it was
ordered that the reports of the President be filed in a report
book similar to the book containing the Regents' minutes and
that his report be not copied in the minutes of the Regents.

No further business, the Board adjourned.

                             A. A. Codd
                             Chairman

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary