07/05/1939

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

July 5-6, 1939 



07-05-1939
Volume 5 - Pages 259-263

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        July 5, 1939

The Board of Regents met in their Office at 9:30 A.M. July 5,
1939, Vice Chairman Brown, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Wardin and Dr.
Hartman being present.  Absent:  Chairman Ross and Dr. Olmsted.

On motion of Mr. Williams the minutes of the May 13th meeting
were approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman presented "Thank You" letters from Dr. Hicks, Dr.
Mazour, Mrs. Alice B. Marsh, Eva Adams, Mr. Puffinbarger, Mr.
Amens, Mr. Frost, for the Board of Athletic Control, and from
Dr. Maxwell Adams.  He read Dr. Adams' letter to the Board.

Dr. Hartman presented the following two bills from Professor
Boardman:

a.  Automobile mileage for inspection trips of Civil
    Engineering students from September 1935 to March
    1939, 524 miles @7 1/2 cents                        $39.30

b.  Civil Engineering services to the Campus for the
    calendar years 1938 and 1939, 21 hrs. @$2 per hr.   $42.00

Judge Brown moved that these bills be paid.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Fulton reported to Dr. Hartman that the Hunt Field party,
from June 14th on, would be at the Mill Canyon property in Eureka
County, Mr. J. O. Greenan, Manager, having granted many conces-
sions to the party.

Dr. Hartman read the 6-page typewritten report of Dean Mack on
the Cleveland Convention of Deans of Women in February.  The
report was received by the Regents with favorable comment and
ordered filed.

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman, Mr. Williams moved that the
Board grant the request of Dr. Leifson to be permitted to ac-
cumulate funds during any biennium to the end that more expensive
equipment may be secured for the Physics Department.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Bids as follows, for the roofing of Lincoln Hall were opened by
Judge Brown, Mr. Cannara being the only bidder present:

    George F. Warren              $1543
    J. C. Dillard                 $1534 (add $278 for painting)
    Cannara Building Company      $3039.75

Mr. Cannara withdrew.

Dr. Hartman read the proffer of a gift of land by 11 property
owners in University Heights addition on condition that the Uni-
versity will clear and plant this strip of land within a year, so
that it will not be unsightly, as set forth in L. R. Vawter's
letter of June 29th.  After conference with Mr. Gorman, on motion
of Mr. Williams, this matter was referred to the Executive Com-
mittee with power to act.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved that Dr. Hartman be authorized to ask the At-
torney General whether the Regents have authority to enter into
a contract with a life insurance company for a pension plan for
our University.  Carried unanimously.

Dr. Hartman recommended the acceptance of Dr. Allan S. Lough's
resignation, at his own request, in his letter of May 18th, to
be effective August 1, 1939.

On motion of Judge Brown, the Regents accepted Dr. Lough's
resignation with expressions of regret.

Dr. Hartman recommended the election of the following 3 men:

a.  William Gray Palm (M. A., Michigan State), Instructor in
    Mathematics for one year, at $1600 (or, if he has his Ph.
    D. degree, $1700) effective August 1, 1939, and to be paid
    in 11 monthly installments, vice Everett W. Harris, on leave.

b.  Charles Augustus Mac Kenzie (M. S., Tennessee, 1936; Ph. D.,
    Rutgers, 1939) at $1800 per year, as Instructor in Chemistry,
    vice Dr. Lough, resigned, to be paid in 11 installments, ef-
    fective August 1, 1939.  If employed for a longer period,
    salary shall be in 12 installments.

c.  Ralph A. Brenninger (B. S., Lafayette, 1933; M. A., Columbia,
    1936) Instructor in Foreign Languages at $1600, effective
    August 1, 193 to be paid in 11 installments for 1st year -
    after that salary to be paid in 12 installments.

Mr. Williams moved the election of these 3 men.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the confirmation of Director Fulton's
arrangement that:

1.  Miss Mary Anxo be employed by the Nevada State Bureau of
    Mines from May 15 to August 15 at $75 per month, and

2.  Bernard York (B. S., Nevada, 1932) be employed by the Nevada
    State Bureau of Mines at $200 per month from June 1 for an
    indefinite period, which will probably terminate with the
    advent of inclement weather next Fall or Winter.

Mrs. Wardin moved that the Regents approve the employment of
these 2 persons by Director Fulton.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman reported that Librarian Thompson requests that the
proposed advance of $120 granted at the Commencement meeting to
Patricia Foster be not given to her, as Miss Thompson is not
certain she desires to retain Miss Foster on her staff.  She
asks instead that the salary of Miss Clare Johnson, cataloguer,
be advanced.  Miss Johnson has been with the University 10
years and her salary is now $1500.

Dr. Hartman recommended that Miss Johnson's salary be advanced
to $1650 per year, effective July 1, 1939.

Mrs. Wardin moved the approval of the above recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman submitted for the Board's consideration Director
Fulton's letter of June 2 in which he presented a copy of the
following letter from Mr. Beck:

                             Goodsprings, Nevada
                             May 31, 1939

    Principal,
    Mackay School of Mines
    Reno, Nevada

    Dear Sir:

    I am a citizen of Nevada for about 42 years, am partially
    blind, am a prospector, my intention is to deed the Eureka
    Mine, patented, to the School.  This ground is in the center
    of well "developed" mines, - Chiquita, Keystone, Kirby,
    Shenandoah, Mobile.  Secondary disposition of silver - chest,
    quartz, outcrop, about 50 tons, 1/6 feet wide, 15 feet long,
    5 feet high, assays, 4 of them 30 oz. silver, trace of gold,
    a few percentages of lead.  There are several streaks of
    galena, etc.; several other claims are held by locations.
    If the School of Mines is authorized to accept this mine -
    prospect, work the same, and donate a portion of the profits
    to the Orphans' Home of Nevada.

    The outcrop and what is on dump are about 50 tons.  This is
    in the Yellow Pine Mining District, Clark County.

                             Cordially yours,

                             Charles A. Beck

Judge Brown moved that the offer of Mr. Beck be accepted by the
Regents, with real appreciation for the kindly spirit shown by
Mr. Beck, and that Director Fulton be so advised.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented his report and suggested that the
Regents authorize him to proceed with the following 3 pieces of
work:

a.  Installation of heat on 1st and 2nd floors of Morrill
    Hall, approximate cost                                $1500

b.  Sidewalk north of Manzanita Lake                        600

c.  Curtain with electric control of same in Physics
    lecture room, Mackay Science Hall                       600

Mrs. Wardin moved that Comptroller Gorman be authorized to go
ahead with these 3 items, using PWA labor when and if possible.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Recessed until 2 o'clock.

Afternoon session convened at 2 o'clock, with Chairman Ross in
the Chair.

Dr. Hartman recommended that the salary of Miss Sameth be ad-
vanced from $2850 to $3000, effective July 1, 1939.

Mr. Williams moved the approval of the above recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Judge Brown recommended that the request of the Agricultural Ex-
tension Division, presented at the Commencement meeting and re-
ferred to him as legal adviser of the Board, to be permitted to
expend $1200 from State Cooperative Funds for improvements on
the 4-H Club Camp at Tahoe, be granted.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Judge Brown moved that Comptroller Gorman be authorized to employ
some competent man as superintendent of building construction for
the Engineering and Gymnasium buildings, at the best price pos-
sible, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Chairman Ross moved that the Comptroller be authorized to advise
Mr. Carmody of the Social Security Board that Tom Carroll, a mem-
ber of Mr. Lynch's staff, is not eligible for retirement under
the University pension system.  Carried unanimously.

On motion of Judge Brown, the bid of $1534 from J. C. Dillard for
the reroofing of Lincoln Hall was accepted by the Board.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Hans Meyer-Kassel be employed as
Lecturer in the Appreciation of Art, to lecture twice a week, for
an experimental period of 4 months from August 21 to December 21,
1939 at a salary of $100 per month.

Judge Brown moved that Hans Meyer-Kessel be so employed for this
experimental period.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Chairman Ross, to whom, as Building Committee, the question of
additional shower and toilet facilities on the top 2 floors of
Artemisia Hall, was referred at the last meeting, reported that
he had looked into the matter and now recommended that nothing
be done about this until the next Session of the Legislature
since, to do the job right, would require an expenditure which
we are not at present able to meet.  No provision for this work
was requested by Dean Mack in time to be included in the budget
for the present biennium.

As spokesman for the Executive Committee, to whom Mr. Hunt's
suggestion of May 12th that the University should take up the
old patented mining claims of the State, was referred, Mr. Ross
suggested that the State Bureau of Mines be asked to make an
investigation and report to the Regents, the number and location
of such patented properties in the State and that then the matter
can be shaped up for an enabling act by the next Legislature.

The Board went into Executive Session for a time, at the con-
clusion of which, Judge Brown moved that they adjourn, subject
to the call of the Chairman, which will probably be not later
than September 23, 1939.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary