06/30/1927

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 30, 1927
 



06-30-1927
Volume OE - Pages 493-496

                         Reno, Nevada
                        June 30, 1927

There were present at the Regents meeting, held at 9 o'clock
June 30, 1927, in the Office of President Clark, all members
of the Board and President Clark.  Comptroller Gorman was also
present until the claims and payrolls were signed and approved.

On motion of Chairman Pratt the minutes of the Commencement
meeting on May 7th and the signing by 3 members on May 31st of
the claims and payrolls, were approved by the following vote:

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

List No. 6 of State Claims Nos. 63 to 72 for the net sum of
$27,418.17 and List No. 7, Regents Checks, Nos. 7083 to 7097 for
the net sum of $46,716.67, were, on motion of Judge Talbot,
approved by the following vote:

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

President Clark presented the resignation of Dr. Truesdail, to
be effective August 1, 1927.

On the recommendation of Dr. George W. Sears, Head of the Depart-
ment of Chemistry of this University, President Clark recommended
the election of Charles Chatfield, B. S., Nevada, 1921, A. B.,
Oxford, 1925, to be Fellow in Chemistry for the University year
1927-28 at a stipend of $600 for the year.  Mr. Williams moved
the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Director Fulton of the Mackay School of
Mines, President Clark recommended the election of Lisle Reynolds
Messer., B. S. Chicago, 1927, as John Armstrong Chalconer Fellow
for the year beginning July 1, 1927.

On the recommendation of Librarian Layman, President Clark made
the following 3 recommendations:

    1.  That Miss Thea C. Thompson, Assistant Librarian, should
        be advanced in salary from $140 to $150 per month.

        Judge Brown moved that Miss Thompson be continued in her
        present position at her present salary of $140 per
        month.  Vote:

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

    2.  That Miss Ida Fuller, A. B. California, 1924, with a
        Librarian's certificate, 1927, be appointed Cataloguer
        in the University Library at a salary of $120 per month,
        beginning July 1, 1927.

        Mr. Wiliams moved the adoption of this recommendation.
        Vote:

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

    3.  That Miss Ruth Gunter, B. S., Nevada, 1926, be elected
        Loan Desk Assistant at a salary of $110 per month begin-
        ning July 1, 1927, with understanding that she will give
        3 months' notice of resignation.

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

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

Comptroller Gorman requested authority from the Board that the
following sums be transferred from the respective savings ac-
counts to the University's open account in each bank and that
the Chairman of the Board be authorized to sign for such trans-
fer:

    From the Bank of Nevada to the Reno National Bank, $3910.32
    From the Washoe County Bank Savings Department to the Washoe
        County Bank, $2600
    From the Farmers and Merchants National Bank Savings Depart-
        ment to the Bank proper, $2600

Judge Brown moved that the Board grant the requested authority.
Vote:

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

On recommendation of Director Doten of the Nevada Agricultural
Experiment Station, President Clark recommended the following
advances in rank and salary:

    1.  That Miss Matilda Marshall should be advanced in title
        from Statistician to Specialist in Farm Cost Studies
        and in salary from $1500 to $1650, effective July 1,
        1927, from the Federal Purnell Fund.

    2.  That Mrs. Waite Bruce should be advanced in title from
        Secretary to Secretary and Illustrator and in salary
        from $1500 to $1650 from the deferral Hatch Fund, ef-
        fective July 1, 1927.

    3.  That R. M. Clawson, assistant in Farm Development under
        Mr. Headley, should be advanced in salary from $1800
        to $1920 from Federal Purnell Fund, effective July 1,
        1927.

Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of the above 3 recommendations.
Vote:

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

President Clark read the "thank you" letter from the General
Federation of Women's Club in re. our University's granting of
10 Pan-American tuition scholarships.

In order to conform to the requirement of the War Department
that some officer of the University be appointed to be designated
as Military Property Custodian, Mrs. Williams moved that Comp-
troller Charles H. Gorman should be appointed Military Property
Custodian.  Vote:

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

President Clark read to the Regents the letter from the Student
Affairs Committee in re. the cases of Loran Pease and Julius
Molina and also read a copy of his letter to Loran Pease to the
effect that he could not again qualify for admission to this
University.  He stated also that he had written to Molina that
if he should ever re-enter this University it would be under-
stood that Molina would be on strict conduct probation.

Chairman Pratt informally brought before the Board Rousseau
Estate matters with the resulting consensus of opinion on the
following two items:

    1.  That in accepting the provisions of the Will the bequest
        should be accepted in its 3rd condition as the Margaret
        Elizabeth Rousseau Foundation for Historical Research and
        that the bronze plate should bear the medallion and the
        inscription as set forth in the Will;

    2.  That half of the plot in the cemetery should be sold and
        the other half plot should be perpetually cared for after
        the court had granted its permission to Mr. Pratt to do
        so.

Chairman Pratt brought up the question of rebate of tuition paid
by Wilma Squires during one of her University years.  Since the
collection of tuition from her for one year was evidently in
error, Judge Talbot moved that this one year's tuition should be
rebated to her by the Comptroller.  Vote:

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

Mrs. Williams moved that the diploma of Helen Medigovich should
be delivered to her so soon as the grades of her Summer School
courses are in and it appears that they meet the University's
quality requirement for graduation.  Vote:

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

Chairman Pratt brought up the question as to whether or not our
Pension System, adopted last Fall, was not in conflict with the
law of the State, stated that our System did not meet with the
approval of the people with whom he had talked in the East, and
quoted a criticism of it from a Carnegie Foundation report.

Adjourned until 2 o'clock when Chairman Pratt wished to place
before the Board certain financial matters.

Reconvened at 2:30 o'clock, all members of the Board and Presi-
dent Clark being present.

From then until 5:30 o'clock, the time was spent in a discussion
of the University budget, budget estimates and financing in gen-
eral.

Adjourned at 5:30.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman