06/30/1923

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 30, 1923
 



06-30-1923
Volume OE - Pages 354-357

                         Reno, Nevada
                        June 30, 1923

The Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning, June 30, 1923.  Those present were:  Mr. Pratt,
Mrs. Williams, Judge Talbot, Mr. Williams, President Clark and
Comptroller Gorman.  Absent:  Mrs. Hood.

On motion of Judge Talbot, the minutes of the meeting held on
May 29, 1923 were approved by the following vote:

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

List No. 6, Regents Checks Nos. 3042 to 3048 inclusive, for a
total sum of $31,184.47, and List No. 6, State Claims Nos. 59 to
66 inclusive, for a total sum of $11,690.08, were, on motion of
Mr. Williams, approved by the following vote:

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

President Clark presented the resignation of Assistant Professor
John F. G. Hicks of the Chemistry Department with the recommenda-
tion that it be accepted to take effect September 1, 1923.  Mrs.
Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

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

President Clark recommended the acceptance of the resignation of
Miss Sylvia Campiglia as Assistant Professor in Home Economics,
at her request, to be effective July 1, 1923.  Judge Talbot moved
the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark recommended the acceptance of the resignation of
Albert W. Preston as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineer-
ing, at his request, to be effective September 1, 1923.  Mrs.
Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

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

President Clark, at the request of Superintendent Lynch, recom-
mended that George Prescott of the Buildings and Grounds staff
be granted an increase of $10 per month, or $110 monthly, begin-
ning July 1, 1923.  Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the
President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Dean Stewart, President Clark recom-
mended an increase of $5 per month, or $115 monthly, to Miss
Margaret Regan, effective beginning with July 1, 1923.  Mr.
Williams moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Dr. Records and Director Doten, Presi-
dent Clark recommended that the salary of Dr. Lyman C. Vawter
be increased $300, $150 to come from the State Veterinary Control
Service funds and $150 to come from the Federal Experiment Sta-
tion funds, making his total salary $3300 beginning July 1, 1923.

After considerable discussion, Judge Talbot moved that, for
financial reasons, the Board should refuse to grant the increase.
Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Director Creel, President Clark recom-
mended that Thomas King be granted the title of Assistant Profes-
sor of Agricultural Extension.  Mrs. Williams made the motion.
Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Director Creel, President Clark recom-
mended that Miss Mary E. Stilwell be granted an increase of $10
per month in her salary, beginning July 1, 1923.  Miss Stilwell
is Assistant Director to the Extension Service.

After some discussion, Judge Talbot moved that the Board should
deny the increase.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Dean Hall, President Clark recommended
the election of Elmore Curt Walther, M. A., to be Associate
Professor of Education at a salary of $2800 for his first year
of service, beginning February 1, 1924, and with understanding
that his salary shall rise to $3000 beginning February 1, 1925.

After some discussion, action on this recommendation was passed
until the meeting at the end of August.

On the recommendation of Dean Sibley, President Clark recommended
the election of Oscar T. Rocklund as Shop Superintendent and
Instructor in Shop Practice at a salary of $2250 for the year
beginning September 1, 1923.  Mr. Williams moved the adoption of
the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark read a letter from Mr. W. A. Clark, Jr., of Los
Angeles.

President Clark read a letter from General Manager G. L. Hickey
of the Nevada Northern Railway Company stating the willingness
of his Company to furnish students with rate privileges over the
line of his Road.

President Clark read a letter from Ann Arbor, Michigan, stating
that a meeting of representatives of Governing Boards of Uni-
versities and Allied Institutions was to be held in Chicago on
Monday and Tuesday, November 12th and 13th, and asking that this
Board elect a delegate to represent it at this time.

Mr. Williams moved that the Chairman of the Board be authorized
to attend the above named meeting.  Vote:

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

President Clark submitted to the Board a plan which had been
worked out by Dean Sibley and Superintendent Lynch for an addi-
tion to the Electrical building in the form of an extension to
the south of the Experimental Boiler Room so as to make a stor-
age room with a mezzanine.  The extension is to be of brick and
is to conform to the building plan.  This work would cost in
the neighborhood of $1230 in accord with a contractor's estimate
secured by Superintendent Lynch, and could properly be paid from
the Building Fund.  President Clark recommended that the con-
struction of this storage room, to be paid for out of the Build-
ing Fund, should be authorized, construction to be completed
prior to September 1, 1923.  Judge Talbot moved that the Presi-
dent's recommendation in regard to the storage room should be
approved.  Vote:

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

Chairman Pratt suggested that the front doors of the Mackay
building should be varnished at once as they were greatly in
need of varnish.  President Clark will have this given prompt
attention by Superintendent Lynch.

Chairman Pratt suggested that the Barracks should be painted
and Judge Talbot, in cooperation with Superintendent Lynch, is
to get an estimate for this work and submit it to the Board,
together with a suitable color of paint, at its September meet-
ing.

President Clark reported that he had talked with Governor Boyle
with regard to the vacant Headship of the Mackay School of Mines
and that, pending Mr. Boyle's decision, and the election of a
permanent Head to this School, he recommended that Walter Palmer
should be Acting Head of the School and should make such ar-
rangements as would care for the work properly.  Informally, the
Board authorized the President to handle this matter with Profes-
sor Palmer.

Judge Talbot suggested that it might be well to order tulip bulbs
now in order that the tulips might be in bloom during the Com-
mencement season of 1924 for the Semi-Centennial Celebration.
The Judge was authorized to order the necessary quantity of bulbs
from Holland after consulting with Mr. Mischon and Superintendent
Lynch.

Chairman Pratt read a copy of a letter he had written to Mr.
Mackay and submitted the copy to the Board for its files.

Chairman Pratt reported satisfactory progress in his negotiations
regarding University pavement.

President Clark stated that he hoped to get away on his vacation
some time next week and that Vice President Adams would meet with
the Board at the July month-end meeting.

In discussing the University Stock Farm matters, Judge Talbot
suggested that it might be wise to place the sheep on a range
during the Summer.  It was informally agreed that this sugges-
tion should be passed on to Professor Wilson.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary