July 9-10, 1917
07-09-1917 Volume OE - Pages 55-63 Reno, Nevada July 9, 1917 The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order at 10 A.M. July 9, 1917. Present: Regents O'Brien, Sullivan, Curler, Baker and Abel, and Acting President Lewers. The Chairman read a letter dated June 27, 1917, from Dean George F. James of the Department of Education, recommending that the University enter into an arrangement with the School Trustees of the Anderson District to provide for observation and prac- tice teaching for the Normal School students in normal school work. The plan had the approval of the Acting President. Dr. Sullivan moved that the recommendation of Acting President Lewers in regard to the Anderson School be adopted and that he be authorized to take up the matter and get a satisfactory con- tract with the trustees of the Anderson District. Record vote was taken and all voted Aye. The Chairman read a letter dated June 5, 1917 from Director S. B. Doten, asking for an increase in the salary of Dr. Lehenbauer during the months of June, July and August for horticultural inspection. Inasmuch as Dr. Lehenbauer's salary had been in- creased recently, the Board did not see its way clear to pay him any extra salary for Summer work. The Chairman read to the Board the following list of letters: 1. From Mr. Ellsworth R. Bennett, dated April 19, 1917, express- ing his appreciation of his reappointment as Principal of the Tonopah School of Mines. 2. From James Reed Young, dated April 18, 1917, setting forth the terms of his agreement with Dean James in regard to Mr. Young's employment at the University. 3. From Mr. F. W. Traner, dated May 24, 1917, and asking for definite information regarding his salary and standing for the coming year. 4. From Francis Church Lincoln, dated May 31, 1917, and asking for an increase in his salary from $3000 to $3600 a year. The letter from Mr. Bennett was placed on file and the others held over until the report from the Senate Committee on Increase of Salaries could be received and considered. Mr. Sanford C. Dinsmore appeared before the Board and asked that the Board take up the following matters regarding his work: 1. He asked that Mr. Miles B. Kennedy be appointed at a salary of $125 per month to take the place of Mr. Jackson who had accepted a commission in the U. S. Army and expected to be called away at any time. 2. That Mr. Wayne B. Adams be given a position as assistant at $75 per month so that the Department might be able to handle the increasing work caused by the passage of the Pasteuriza- tion Bill by the last Legislature. 3. That the Food and Drugs Department be permitted to have a representative at Las Vegas, at a salary not to exceed $15 per month. 4. That the Board of Regents install a pair of large scales (capacity 10,000 lbs.) near the Public Service Laboratory (5th and Sierra). 5. That he be permitted to attend a Food and Drugs Association Convention to be held at Atlantic City from July 31 to August 3, 1917. Mr. Dinsmore referred to the Board 3 letters which he had receiv- ed in relation to the Pasteurization Bill. It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the recommendation of Acting President Lewers that Miles B. Kennedy be employed in the Food and Drugs Laboratory at a salary of $1500 per year; and Wayne B. Adams be employed at a salary of $900 be approved. Vote: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Dr. Sullivan Aye It was moved by Mr. Curler that the matter of installing a scales be referred to Acting President Lewers for him to take such action as he deemed wise. Vote: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Dr. Sullivan Aye Acting on the recommendation of President Lewers, Dr. Sullivan moved that the Board authorize the trip of S. C. Dinsmore to the Convention at Atlantic City. Vote: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Dr. Sullivan Aye Messers. Lewis and Sexton appeared before the Board to present plans in relation to the location of the Agricultural building. Regent O'Brien moved that the location of the Agricultural build- ing as shown by the plans submitted by Mr. Lewis be approved. (See Blueprint of Future Growth Block Plan for the University of Nevada, dated May 3, 1917 and submitted by W. O. Lewis, archi- tect.) Vote: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Dr. Sullivan Aye The Chairman advised that if it seemed necessary he would call a special meeting of the Board for the approval of the final plans of the building before the next regular meeting. The Board took a recess until 2:00 P.M. the same date. The recessed meeting of the Board was called to order at 2:30 P.M. July 9, 1917. Present: Regents O'Brien, Curler, Baker, Sullivan and Abel and Acting President Lewers. Professors Romanzo Adams and Peter Frandsen presented to the Board their supplementary report and recommendations in writing as requested by the Board on July 7, 1917. The entire report was read and discussed. Comptroller Gorman presented to the Board his report dated July 7, 1917. It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the report of the Comptroller be received and placed on file for the further con- sideration of the Board and Acting President. The motion was carried. The following policy was suggested by Acting President Lewers: It is the purpose of the University to make the salary of a Professorship $2500 a year, and this amount is to be increased to $3000 within a period of five to ten years, provided the work is eminently satisfactory to the President and the Board of Regents and funds are available. The Uni- versity reserves the right to increase the $3000 maximum in cases where circumstances make it desirable. On account of lack of funds, it is not possible at present to make the full increase in the salaries of the Professors who have been in the University quite a number of years, but it is ordered that such salaries be set at $2750. It is the in- tention of the University when funds are available to make these salaries $3000. Regents Sullivan and O'Brien stated that they wished to be re- corded as approving the report and recommendations of the Acting President (contained in File 5 No. 1). It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the Vice President's policy as above stated be adopt- ed. Vote: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Dr. Sullivan Aye It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the report of the Senate Committee be received and put on file. The motion was carried. (File 5 No. 10.) The Chairman presented to the Board a report dated May 30, 1917 from the Library Committee of the Senate. Regent Curler moved that the report of the Library Committee be received and placed on file and that the recommendations contained therein be ap- proved with the exception of those regarding financial estimates. The motion was carried. The acceptance of Mr. Peter G. Mc Kinlay of an Instructorship in Mechanical Engineering at $1500, beginning July 1, 1917, was re- ceived and placed on file. A letter dated May 7, 1917 from Miller, Mashburn and Turano, Attorneys, regarding the Claim of Mr. Paul Gaston for $800 was received. It was moved by Regent Curler that the Secretary be instructed to inform Miller, Mashburn and Turano that the Board had taken action on the Claim of Mr. Gaston and had rejected it. (See April 10, 1917 minutes.) The motion was carried. A letter dated Tonopah June 21, 1917 from Miss Faith Marie asking for the privilege of conducting publicity work for the University in the State papers was presented to the Board. It was moved by Regent Curler that the communication of Miss Marie be received and placed on file and further action upon it be deferred until the selection of the new President. The motion was carried. The Chairman presented to the Board the report of the Associated Students covering their expenditures from September, 1916 to May 19, 1917. (See Regents Resolution concerning this, February 12, 1917 minutes.) Regent O'Brien moved that the report be received and placed on file and that the students be congratulated upon their success in cutting down their indebtedness. Motion was carried. The Chairman presented to the Board the resolution of the Associ- ated Students to the Board of Regents, dated May 26, 1917, and its accompanying letter, asking that the student athletic fee be $5 per semester instead of $4 as heretofore. It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the resolution of the Association Students regarding the student fee to be collected each semester be adopt- ed. The motion was carried. The report of Dr. Francis Church Lincoln on his trips to estab- list the Mining Schools at Goldfield and Ely was read and ordered placed on file. A letter from F. C. Lincoln regarding Mr. Miles B. Kennedy's appointment as State Analyst was read. No action was taken. It was moved by Mr. O'Brien that the resignation of Mr. H. H. Mosher as assistant in the Department of Chemistry, to take effect July 1, 1917, be accepted. The motion was carried. A letter from Mr. James L. Phillips, Secretary of the Intercol- legiate Intelligence Bureau, acknowledging the University's offer of assistance to the U. S. Government was read and placed on file. On motion by Regent Curler, duly carried, a letter from Director W. B. Mack, dated June 9, 1917, was referred to the Acting Presi- dent for further action. On motion by Regent O'Brien, duly carried, the resignation of Mr. W. M. Regan, Assistant Professor of Dairying, effective July 1, 1917, was accepted. A letter from Miss Elizabeth W. Kempton, dated May 21, 1917, in regard to repairs on the Dining Hall was on motion, duly carried, referred to the President for action. The Chairman presented a list of personal property left in Man- zanita Hall by Miss Louise Fargo Brown, former Dean of Women, which she offered to sell to the University for $95. It was moved by Regent Curler that Miss Brown be notified that the University does not care at the present time to purchase any of the things listed in the communication. The motion was carried, all voting aye. In regard to the matter of State Assayer, Regent Curler moved that Dr. Francis Church Lincoln be authorized and instructed to confer with the Governor as to carrying out the provisions of the law establishing the State Assay Office, and that he report to the Board their recommendations for its approval. The motion was carried, all voting aye. It was moved by Regent Curler that the Acting President be au- thorized in cases where persons recommended for appointment to positions as named in his report (see File 5-1) do not accept, to take up with the second choice for such positions and that the Acting President be authorized to make the necessary con- tracts. Vote: Mrs. Baker Aye Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Dr. Sullivan Aye Upon motion by Dr. Sullivan a letter dated July 6, 1917, from Mr. J. I. Allenbach offering oil storage tanks for sale to the University, was referred to the Acting President for action. The request of Dr. J. E. Church for an appropriation from the State Funds for the completion of certain meteorological work was taken up and discussed. (See minutes of April 19, 1917.) It was moved that because of the condition of the finances of the University the present year, the University does not see its way clear to continue the work in Snow Surveys carried on by Dr. Church. The motion was carried, all voting aye. The Board took a recess until 7:30 the same date. The Board resumed its meeting at 8:00 P.M. July 9. Present: Regents O'Brien, Curler and Abel and Acting President Lewers. Absent: Regents Sullivan and Baker. The bills presented by the Comptroller were presented before the Board. It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the minutes of the Finance Committee of May 28th be approved. The motion was carried. It was moved by Regent Curler that the action of the Finance Com- mittee on June 29, 1917, in approving List No. 18 Claims against the State of Nevada, Nos. 221-248, inclusive, for a total of $18,642.39 and the June Payroll, covered by Checks Nos. 1259 to 1454, inclusive, for a total of $19,466.35 be approved. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Regent O'Brien that Checks Nos. 88 to 90 inclu- sive, be approved. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Regent O'Brien, that the Comptroller be instruct- ed to reserve all of the present balance of $5,550.05 now in the Public Service Tax Fund plus all further income to this fund from taxes, for the purpose of protecting the offset to the Federal Smith-Lever Fund, and the funds for the support of the Agricul- tural Experiment Station for the period January 1 to June 30, 1919, and that the Comptroller now pay all Claims against the public service from the Public Service appropriation of $47,300. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the Board approve Claim No. 236 on List 18 for the tin roofing for the Agricultural building, amounting to $914.83. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Regent Curler that forms 53 and 54 submitted by Mr. L. F. Adamson, the Secretary of the Industrial Insurance Commission, for the signature of the Board of Regents be held over for further consideration. The motion was carried. It was moved by Mr. O'Brien that the mileage allowance for private automobiles used in the service of the University be 12 1/2 cents a mile, and that the bills at present before the Board be paid at that rate. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Regent Curler that the bills of Mr. W. O. Lewis, architect for the Agricultural building amounting to $1875 and $1125 respectively be laid over pending the arrangement of a more definite contract with Mr. Lewis. The motion was carried. It was moved by Mr. Curler that the bill of Mr. W. O. Lewis for $120 for plans for changing the Physics building be allowed with the understanding that he furnish plans so that the changes can be made for the $3000. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Regent Curler that the budget for the Experiment Station and that for the Smith-Lever Work, both for the year ending June 30, 1918, be referred to the Acting President and the Chairman of the Board to take such action as they are advis- ed. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye It was moved by Mr. O'Brien that the bill of Professor H. P. Boardman for surveying, designing and supervising the bridge over the Orr Ditch be paid. Vote: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye The Comptroller presented for the Board's consideration certain requisitions presented by the Experiment Station for equipment for a project being conducted in Topaz, California, and he and the Acting President explained to the Board the reasons for carrying on this project in California. The matter was referred to the Acting President for his action. Regent O'Brien offered the following resolution: WHEREAS, it appears that the Ely School of Mines is in need of permanent quarters, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that Dr. Francis Church Lincoln, Director of the Mining School, be authorized to rent proper quarters for the School in Ely at a monthly rental of not to exceed $20, and that the Board of Regents extends its thanks to the Board of Education of the Ely High School for the courtesy extended in the use of the high school for temporary quarters. The motion was carried, record vote being: Mr. Curler Aye Mr. O'Brien Aye Mr. Abel Aye Mr. Curler moved that the Board take a recess until Monday morn- ing, August 1, at 10:00 o'clock. The motion was carried.