UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 6-7, 1917
07-06-1917 Volume OE - Pages 51-53 Reno, Nevada July 6, 1917 The meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order at 10:30 A.M. July 6, 1917, the Chairman having given due notice to each member of the Board of the date of the meeting. Present: Regents Curler, Baker and Abel, and Acting President Lewers. Absent: Regents Sullivan and O'Brien. The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was postponed until they could be written out in form. The report of the Acting President was taken up and read in full. President Lewers also read the report of the scholarship awards that were made since the grades were completed and which were not announced at Commencement time. Information discussion on these reports took up the rest of the forenoon session. The Board took a recess until 2:00 P.M. the same date. The meeting was called to order at 2:00 P.M. July 6, 1917. Present: Regents Curler, Baker and Abel, and Acting President Lewers. Absent: Regents O'Brien and Sullivan. Vice President Lewers continued his report on the plan for the increase of salaries as discussed in the morning meeting. Dis- cussion was continued and ways and means suggested for meeting the increases and for making savings so that it might be pos- sible to grant the increases. Regent Curler suggested a 5% increase this semester and another 5% the next. The general increase of 7 1/2% was suggested. An increase of wages for the men on the Farm and on the grounds was discussed and also for Mr. Mobley and Mr. Eaton who are em- ployed in the Dairy work. A letter of Dean Charles S. Knight, dated June 30, 1917, regarding Mr. Mobley and Mr. Eaton was read to the Board, also a letter of W. M. Regan, dated November 6, 1916 to Mr. Floyd Eaton in which was set forth the agreement be- tween Mr. Regan and Mr. Eaton in regard to Mr. Eaton's salary. Informal discussion was continued as to the management of the Stock Farm under Professor Wilson and Mr. Hancock and of Mr. Theodore Clark's former relations with the University. Acting President Lewers informed the Board that it was the recommenda- tion of Dean Knight and Mr. Wilson that Mr. Hancock's salary be raised. The Chairman asked that the budget and the appointment list of Director of the Extension Division be placed before the Board. Mr. W. F. Eaton appeared before the Board and stated that he would continue his work as herdsman of the Dairy Department under the agreement made with him when he came, namely that he should receive a salary of $100 a month beginning July 1, 1917. Mr. Rubyn Mobley appeared before the Board and stated that he could continue his work in the Dairy Department at $75 per month until August 1, but in any event he must give up the work on October 1. It was the opinion of the Board that it should retain Mr. Eaton at $100 per month and find someone to take Mr. Mobley's place on August 1. The matter of the deficiency in the Farm Fund and that of general repairs for the University buildings was informally discussed. Acting President Lewers and the Chairman discussed with the Board the recommendations made in the President's report for filling the vacancies on the University faculty. Regent Curler moved: I move you that the recommendations of the Acting President excepting as to the appointment of the different Deans and the recommendations as to Mr. Hancock and Mr. Lynch be approved, and that those two recommendations be left over for further consideration. Record vote being taken was as follows: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. Abel Aye Mr. W. O. Lewis, the architect for the Agricultural building, and Mr. Sexton appeared before the Board to discuss the plans and preliminary drawings for the building. The Board instructed the Secretary to ask Professor Wilson and Director Norcross to appear before them at 7:30 P.M. and took a recess until that time. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. July 6, 1917. Present: Regents Curler and Abel. Absent: Regents Baker, Sullivan, O'Brien and Acting President Lewers. There being no quorum present the members present and Professor Wilson and Mr. Norcross studied the plans of the building with Messrs. Lewis and Sexton in an informal way. The Board took a recess until 9:00 A.M. July 7, 1917.