07/10/1959

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 10-11, 1959




07-10-1959
Volume 8 - Pages 137-150

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      July 10-11, 1959

The Board of Regents met in Room 205, Morrill Hall, on Friday,
July 10, 1959.  Present:  Regents Anderson, Arnold, Crumley,
Elwell, Germain, Lombardi, Tyson; Comptroller Hayden, Academic
Vice President Wood, Engineer Rogers and President Armstrong.
Mr. Porter represented the office of the Attorney General; Mr.
Humphrey and Mr. Cronenberger were present from the office of
the State Budget Director; and Mr. Barrett was present from the
Nevada Taxpayers' Association.  Reporters were Laxalt, Mount,
Johnson and Hulse.  Regents Broadbent and Grant were unable to
attend.

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Vice Chairman
Lombardi.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     The minutes of the meeting of May 30, 1959 were approved
     upon motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, and
     unanimous vote.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     President Armstrong presented claims for approval as sub-
     mitted by Comptroller Hayden.

     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the claims be approved as follows:

         Regents Checks, numbers 89-186 to 89-327 inclusive
         for a total of $440,275.59 for May.

         State Claims, numbers 89-170 to 89-172 inclusive
         for a total of $700.40 for May.

         Regents Checks, numbers 89-328 to 89-380 inclusive
         for a total of $533,641.71 for June.

         State Claims, numbers 89-173 to 89-175 inclusive
         for a total of $44,783.17 for June.

 3.  Personnel Recommendations

     President Armstrong presented the personnel recommendations
     as follows:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

     Appointments as follows:

         Calvin D. Gross as Assistant Professor of Art at a sal-
         ary of $5900 for the academic year, effective September
         1, 1959 (new position).

         Hugh N. Mozingo as Assistant Professor of Biology at a
         salary rate of $7600 based on 12 months service, ef-
         fective July 1, 1959 (replacement for Dr. R. H. Miller).

         F. Donald Tibbits as Assistant Professor of Biology at
         a salary of $5800 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
         position).

         Paule Tisserand as Instructor in Foreign Languages at
         a salary of $5400 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
         position).

         Joseph K. Varner as Equipment Man in the Department
         of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at a
         salary of $4400 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
         position).

         Robin Hood as Visiting Associate Professor of Journalism
         at a salary of $6000 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
         position).

         George Kerner as Instructor in Philosophy at a salary
         of $5700 for the academic year 1959-60 (new position).

         Ellen Patricia Saumer as Graduate Assistant in Psy-
         chology, Sociology and Anthropology for July and August
         1959 at a salary of $250 per month to assist Dr. Secord
         with research project for the National Institute of
         Mental Health.

         Donald J. Mueller as Graduate Assistant in Psychology,
         Sociology and Anthropology for the months of July and
         August, 1959 at a salary of $150 per month to assist
         Dr. Secord with research project for the National
         Institute of Mental Health.

         Alan Keith Murray as Assistant Professor of Psychology,
         Sociology and Anthropology at a salary of $5700 for the
         academic year 1959-60 (replacement for W. A. S. Smith).

         Arnold Dahlke as Graduate Assistant in Psychology,
         Sociology and Anthropology at a salary of $1800 for the
         academic year 1959-60 (replacement for Donald Mueller).

     Reappointment as follows:

         Ellen Saumer as Graduate Assistant in Psychology,
         Sociology and Anthropology at a salary of $1800 for
         the academic year 1959-60.

     Leave of Absence as follows:

         T. V. Frazier, Associate Professor of Physics, for the
         academic year 1959-60 in order that he might accept an
         appointment as Fullbright Lecturer at Taiwan Provincial
         Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the provision
         that Dr. Frazier will return to the University at the
         end of his leave.

     OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

     Appointment as follows:

         Roberta Jean Barnes as Counselor and Instructor at a
         salary rate of $6400 based on 12 months service (re-
         placement for Bernice Mc Naught).

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Appointment as follows:

         Lon S. Mc Girk, Professor of Geology, as Temporary Field
         Scientist, Nevada Bureau of Mines, at a monthly salary
         of $500 for a period of not to exceed 2 months, effec-
         tive July 1, 1959 (supplementary contract).

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

     Appointments as follows:

         Lyle M. Bender as Associate Director of Agricultural
         Extension Service, effective August 15, 1959, at a sal-
         ary rate of $12,000 based on 12 months service (replace-
         ment for William G. Stucky).

         Walter J. Whorton as Information Specialist at a salary
         rate of $6200 based on 12 months service, effective
         August 1, 1959 (replacement for Marjorie Tregea).

         Charles F. Speth as Graduate Research Assistant at a
         salary rate of $2400 based on 12 months service, effec-
         tive August 1, 1959 (replacement for Tony Lesperance).

         William Vernon Neely as Extension Production Economist
         at a salary of $6500 based on 12 months service, effec-
         tive July 1, 1959 (new position).

         James G. Jensen as Agricultural Agent at Tonopah at a
         salary of $6300 based on 12 months service, effective
         July 1, 1959 (replacement for E. Irving Hackett).

         Mark A. Stewart as Assistant Agricultural Agent for
         Clark County at a salary rate of $6300 based on 12
         months service, effective July 1, 1959 (replacement
         for William F. Hoff).

         Robert Ferraro as Assistant Agricultural Agent for
         Churchill County, at a salary rate of $6100 based on
         12 months service, effective July 1, 1959 (replacement
         for Rollie Weaver, transferred to Washoe County).

         Tony Lesperance as Junior Nutritionist in the Agricul-
         tural Experiment Station at a salary of $6000 based on
         12 months service, effective July 1, 1959 (new position
         contingent upon Agricultural Research Association
         grant).

     Reappointment as follows:

         Henry M. Kilpatrick as Assistant Range Conservationist
         in the Agricultural Extension Service at a salary of
         $8500 based on 12 months service, effective July 1,
         1959.  Mr. Kilpatrick resigned but has reconsidered
         and is requesting renewal of his contract.

     COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

     Appointments as follows:

         Wayne T. Frank as Assistant Professor of Economics at
         a salary of $6750 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
         position).

         Thomas Robert Martin as Professor of Business Adminis-
         tration and Economics (Marketing) at a salary of $8800
         for the academic year 1959-60 (new position).

     NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION

     Appointments as follows:

         Maurice de Young as Assistant Professor of Business
         Administration at a salary of $7260 for the academic
         year 1959-60 (to fill an unfilled position).

         Paul C. Harris, Jr., as Instructor in Speech and English
         at a salary of $5650 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
         position).

         Charles G. Davies as Assistant Professor of Elementary
         Education at a salary of $6500 for the academic year
         1959-60 (new position).

         Paul O. Davey as Lecturer in Mathematics for the Summer
             Session 1959 - $300
         Howard Chase as Lecturer in Music in the Evening Divi-
             sion 1959-60 academic year - $675 plus individual
             Instructor's fee of $48 per student.
         Victor O. Fisher as Lecturer in Accounting in the Eve-
             ning Division 1959-60 academic year - $337.50
         Jay Jeffers as Lecturer in Geography-Geology in the
             Evening Division 1959-60 academic year - $675
         Irving Katz as Lecturer in Psychology in the Evening
             Division, Summer 1959 - $450; and 1959-60 academic
             year - $337.50
         Benjamin Kump as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in
             the Evening Division, 1959-60 academic year - $450
         Sigrid Moe as Lecturer in English in the Evening Divi-
             sion, 1959-60 academic year $337.50
         Lee Pivornick as Lecturer in French in the Evening
             Division, 1959-60 academic year - $405
         Charles Ross as Lecturer in Art in the Evening Division,
             1959-60 academic year - $525
         Herbert C. Wells as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
             in the Evening Division, 1959-60 academic year -
             $450

     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

     Appointment as follows:

         Truman M. Cheney as Associate Professor of Secondary
         Education at a salary of $9000 based on 12 months serv-
         ice, effective July 1, 1959 (replacement for Robert
         Birchfield).

     Appointments in the 1959 Summer Session as follows:

         Truman M. Cheney, Associate Professor of Education,
             Main Session - $350
         Kathryn H. Duffy, Assistant Professor, Main Session -
             $750 (replaces contract approved March 7, 1959)
         Robert M. Gorrell, Professor of English, First Session -
             $200
         Martin Greene, Assistant Professor of Business Adminis-
             tration, Main Session - $900
         Felton Hickman, Assistant Professor of Music, Main
             Session - $600
         James M. Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Business Adminis-
             tration, Main Session - $700
         Charlton G. Laird, Professor of English, First Session -
             $200
         Zada Iona Mowrer, Assistant Professor of Physical
             Education, First Session - $300
         Alden J. Plumley, Associate Professor of Business
             Administration, Main Session - $1050
         Hilary Sax, Lecturer in Business Administration, Main
             Session - $1500 (replaces contract approved March
             7, 1959)
         Sessions Wheeler, Visiting Lecturer in Geography, First
             Session - $300
         Ronald Ray Williams, Visiting Lecturer in Music, Post
             Session - $300

     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PROGRAM

     Appointments for the 1959 Off-Campus Summer Session as fol-
     lows:

         Richard H. Dana, Assistant Professor of Psychology and
             Sociology - $1200 (Yerington) and $450 (Winnemucca)
         Rachel De Angelo as Lecturer in Education, Off-Campus
             Summer Session 1959 - $300 (Elko)
         James Roberts, Assistant Professor of History and Polit-
             ical Science - $450 (Ely)

     LIBRARY

     Appointment as follows:

         Magnus M. C. Homestead as Assistant Reference Librarian
         and Instructor at a salary rate of $5800 based on 12
         months service, effective August 1, 1959 (new position).

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Appointment as follows:

         John Beaumont Morgan as Assistant Professor of Civil
         Engineering at a salary rate of $6700 for the academic
         year 1959-60 (new position).

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-
     mously that the personnel recommendations be approved.

 4.  Gifts

     Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
     sented for acceptance by the Board of Regents as follows:

     Miscellaneous

         From Waddell F. Smith, Director of the Pony Express
         History and Art Gallery, San Rafael, California - 4
         titles relating to the Pony Express for the University
         Library.

         From Cortney J. Catron, Reno - a Wheelco Pyrometer
         Controller for the Mackay School of Mines, valued at
         $230.

         Services of the following Physicians and Dentists who
         have participating in the teaching program for the Orvis
         School of Nursing during the past year, in preparing
         lectures and graphs on a voluntary no-pay basis and in
         other ways have added a great deal to the information
         of the students:

         Dr. Emanual Berger            Dr. Robert Locke
         Dr. Frederick G. Bills        Dr. Jules Magnette
         Dr. John W. Brophy            Dr. Hoyt B. Miles
         Dr. Raymond Brown             Dr. Donald I. Mohler
         Dr. Richard W. Brown          Dr. Robert K. Myles
         Dr. John W. Callister         Dr. William O'Brien, III
         Dr. Frederick L. Coddington   Dr. Lowell J. Peterson
         Dr. John H. De Tar            Dr. Peter Rowe
         Dr. J. Malcolm Edmiston       Dr. V. A. Salvadorini
         Dr. Frederick D. Elliott      Dr. L. J. Sandars
         Dr. John R. Ervin             Dr. John G. Scott
         Dr. M. S. Falk                Dr. William E. Simpson
         Dr. George R. Farrell         Dr. M. A. Sonderegger
         Dr. Harry B. Gilbert          Dr. Robert L. Stewart
         Dr. Leslie H. Gould           Dr. W. M. Tappan
         Dr. Donald F. Guisto          Dr. David S. Thompson
         Dr. S. N. Landis              Dr. Ross Whitehead
         Dr. Charles D. Lanning        Dr. Clare C. Wolf
         Dr. Gilbert G. Lenz

         From August Holmes, Reno - a book, Arquitecura Pre-
         hispanica, by Ignacio Marquina, purchased by him for
         the University Library, while on a recent trip to
         Mexico.

     Scholarships

         From the Eugene Benjamin Company, Sacramento - $150 to
         be used as a scholarship for a student in the Orvis
         School of Nursing during the coming academic year.

         From J. A. Hogle & Company, Reno - establishment of a
         scholarship in the amount of $300 to be granted to a
         Junior student entering his Senior year at the Univer-
         sity, who is majoring in Business and/or Finance.

         From Mrs. J. L. Semenza, Reno - payment of $100 on the
         Semenza Scholarship in Business Administration.

         From Samuel G. Houghton, Reno - 10 shares of Sperry
         Rand Corporation stock to be credited to the Dean R. C.
         Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

         From R. L. Knisley, Lovelock - $250 as a scholarship
         for a Pershing High School graduate who is presently
         attending the University of Nevada.

         From the Sales Executives Club of Southern Nevada, Las
         Vegas - special scholarships for the coming year as
         follows:  $500 for Lois Arends, $375 for Sharon Flaster
         and $375 for Norman Johnson.

     Grants

         From the Department of Health, Education and Welfare,
         Washington, D. C. - $17,965 as the second Federal
         capital contribution to the National Defense Student
         Loan Fund.

         From Wright Air Development Center, U. S. Air Force -
         contract for $30,938.70 for research on a "New Kind of
         Vacuum Gauge" to be conducted by Professor George
         Barnes.

     Bequests

         From the Estate of Daniel C. Jackling - 2,661 shares of
         Mesabi Iron Company and $89 in cash to "be used in lend-
         ing aid and assistance in the form of loans to intel-
         ligent and worthy students in the Mining and Metallurgi-
         cal Department of the University."

 5.  Building Program

     Mr. Bissell, Mr. Selvin, Mr. Fitts and Mr. Thompson were
     present from the State Planning Board for this item of
     business.

     a)  Library Building - Architect Vhay of Reno and Architect
         Alexander of Los Angeles with an assistant were present
         to submit plans for new Library building.  Mr.  Alex-
         ander presented a sketch and scale model of the building
         on the proposed site between Lincoln Hall and the old
         Gymnasium, facing south, with 3 stories, and with the
         north wall designed to be removed easily for expansion
         of the building in the future.  The main entrance was
         designed to be dead ahead of the main entrance of the
         Campus.  Mr. Alexander said that his firm, on its own,
         had employed the services of a Library consultant from
         the University of California at Los Angeles, Mr. George
         Williams, and he attended the last meeting with the
         faculty committee.  In the thought that this building
         would be the most important on the Campus, plans includ-
         ed a monumental arcade extending beyond the building
         itself to the east.  Steps led to the porch, a ramp led
         also to the porch and another ramp led to the ground
         floor.

         President Armstrong read from a report of the faculty
         committee on the University Library which suggested
         that further consideration be given to the exterior to
         be sure that the cost will not hamper the interior of
         the building.  Mr. Rogers approved the design of the
         interior, but suggested that the outside be less ornate
         and less expensive.  General discussion concerning the
         exterior followed.  Dr. Anderson, as Chairman of the
         Regents Building Committee, suggested that the Regents
         should consider other ideas for decorating the exterior,
         whether or not it should be a 3- or a 4-story building,
         and other matters of construction.

         Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
         unanimously that the matter of a desirable exterior
         design be referred to the Regents Building Committee
         and that they work with the architects and arrive at a
         decision as soon as possible.

         Mr. Bissell called attention to the schedule set by the
         State Planning Board for the architects in which they
         would be in breach of contract on the following day
         (Saturday, July 11) as far as submission of preliminary
         plans is concerned.  It was the consensus of the Board
         that further thought and discussion be given the matter
         even though some delay would be involved.

     b)  Land Acquisition - President Armstrong read a letter
         dated June 19, 1959 from the State Planning Board re-
         ferring to the "1959 Statutes, Land Purchase, Reno
         Campus, University of Nevada" in which it was stated
         that the Planning Board had engaged the services of
         Bath & Bell, and W. A. Mc Neil, 2 separate appraisers,
         to evaluate the land prior to purchase.  Mr. Rogers
         explained the problem of clearing the bonded indebted-
         ness against the properties, which matter was referred
         to the Attorney General for opinion.  Opinion has not
         been received.

         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
         unanimously that the Regents Building Committee be
         authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to
         assure the purchase of the North Virginia Street prop-
         erty and available funds, with power to arrange with
         the sellers for occupancy after purchase, if desired.

     c)  Bid Openings - Demolition of a Portion of Stewart Hall
         - President Armstrong read the report of the bid open-
         ing as follows:

         Bids were opened for the demolition of the subject
         building in Room 205 of Morrill Hall on Friday, June 26,
         1959 at 4 P.M.

         Those present were:  University Engineer Rogers, Assist-
         ant University Engineer Whalen, Comptroller Office Man-
         ager Hattori, Engineer's Secretary Birnbaum and two mem-
         bers of bidding firms.

         The results of the subject bid opening were as follows:

             Schoppers Nursery Company - accompanied by bid bond
             - $29,460.  Work to be completed within 35 working
             days after receipt of notice to proceed.

             Cook's Building Wreckers (paid to Board of Regents)
             - accompanied by cashiers check - $100.  Work to be
             completed within 6 weeks.

         It is recommended that the bid submitted by Cook's
         Building Wreckers to demolish the building for the
         salvage in the amount of $100 be accepted and a contract
         be entered into with the firm.

         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried
         unanimously that the acceptance of the bid and the
         awarding of the contract be approved.

     d)  History Building - President Armstrong read a letter
         dated July 1, 1959 from the State Planning Board, saying
         that they are initiating an application for an advance
         for public works planning through the Housing and Home
         Finance Agency for a History building, Reno Campus.  The
         letter requested that the President and the Board of
         Regents write a letter to the State Planning Board
         stressing the need for the building and indicating that
         the University will urge its funding by the Legislature
         and request construction through the State Planning
         Board.

         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
         unanimously that the President be authorized to write
         such a letter, and that the Secretary to the Board
         write a letter on behalf of the Board of Regents to
         accompany the application to HHFA.

     e)  Revenue Bond Projects, HHFA - President Armstrong re-
         ported that a letter from the HHFA notified the Univer-
         sity that contracts for the three projects - Men's
         Dormitory, Married Housing and the Dining Hall includ-
         ing the change order to bring the Dining Hall cost with-
         in the limits of the funds authorized, were approved.

     f)  Capital Improvements - Signatures - Mr. Rogers reviewed
         proposed construction for 1959-60 and stressed the
         desirability of moving the paper work as rapidly as
         possible so that the construction does not lag.

         Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
         unanimously that, upon approval of plans and site for
         University buildings by the Regents Building Committee,
         the Chairman or the Vice Chairman of the Board be au-
         thorized to sign.

     g)  Sewer, Las Vegas - Mr. Germain reported that the Univer-
         sity will be on the main trunk line which has been car-
         ried beyond the Campus, and that the hookup will be com-
         pleted by September 1, 1959.

     h)  University Revenue Certificates - President Armstrong
         reported on a letter dated July 2, 1959 from D. W.
         Priest, Chief Deputy Attorney General, approving the
         "proposed proceedings, resolutions, forms, etc., with
         reference to, and to regulate, the issuance and sale
         of the revenue certificates in the amount of $1,382,000"
         for the HHFA revenue bond building projects.

     i)  Progress Report on various building projects was given
         by Mr. Rogers, as follows:  The electrical distribution
         system at the Main Station Farm is now complete.  The
         primary plant plans are in the preliminary stage.  The
         Engineering-Mines building is in the preliminary plan-
         ning stage.  There is some money left in the contingency
         fund from the Las Vegas Education building and Mr. Bis-
         sell is working out a plan to use the money for conduits
         between the two Las Vegas buildings and the paving,
         which will soon be completed.  Completion notice of the
         Las Vegas Education building was filed and soon a re-
         quest will be made for the Regents to accept the build-
         ing.  The PBX Board is now in operation on the Reno
         Campus.  Opinion of the Attorney General, given at the
         request of the University, is that the "State Planning
         Board is not precluded, under Chapter 458, 1959 Stat-
         utes, from accepting services of University Engineer,
         in preliminary planning work of University projects,
         despite fact that Planning Board does not compensate
         said Engineer."

     j)  Capital Improvements 1960-61 Report - List as follows
         was distributed by Mr. Rogers and discussed by the
         Regents, President Armstrong and Mr. Rogers:

         Lists are in a proposed priority for each grouping.
         Costs not shown are in process of being estimated.

         RENO CAMPUS

                         BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

             Central Heating Plant                   $  281,388
             Engineering Building                     2,881,200
             Life Science Addition, Fleischmann
                 Agricultural Building                  665,000
             Home Management Residence                   75,000
             Social Science Classroom Building        1,280,000
             Physical Science Building                      ---

                        NON-BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

             Utilities, Walks and Parking            $      ---
             Landscaping                                    ---
             Removal of Shops                               ---

                            BUILDING DESIGN

             Remodel Old Agricultural Building       $   24,240
             School of Nursing Building                  11,326
             Student Health Facility                        ---
             Student Union Building Addition                ---
             Men's Physical Ed. & ROTC Building             ---

         LAS VEGAS CAMPUS

                         BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

             Science and Technology Building         $  473,600

                        NON-BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

             Land Acquisition                        $      ---
             Utilities, Walks and Parking                   ---
             Landscaping                                    ---

                            BUILDING DESIGN

             Dormitory and Dining Facility           $      ---
             Library Building                               ---
             Fine Arts Building                             ---

         Following lists are in a proposed priority:

         RENO

             Central Heating Plant
             Engineering Building
             Life Science Addition to Max C. Fleischmann Building
             Home Management Residence
             Social Science Classroom Building
             Physical Science Building
             Utilities, Walks and Parking
             Landscaping
             Removal Old Agriculture Building
             School of Nursing Building
             Student Health Facility
             Student Union Building Addition
             Men's Physical Education and ROTC Building
             Removal of Shops

         LAS VEGAS CAMPUS

             Science and Technology Building
             Land Acquisition
             Utilities, Walks and Parking
             Landscaping
             Dormitory and Dining Facility
             Library Building
             Fine Arts Building

         Vice Chairman Lombardi asked Mr. Germain and Mr. Elwell
         to consult with Dean Carlson regarding priority of proj-
         ects for Nevada Southern.  Mr. Bissell named about the
         middle of September as the deadline for submission of
         requests for capital improvements.  It was agreed by
         consensus that the Regents give careful study to the
         program and the priorities so that action may be taken
         at the next meeting of the Board - August 15.

     k)  Ladino Dairy Farm - Mr. Hayden reported that Mr. Mc
         Neill will reappraise the property in line with the Re-
         gents' request.  Mr. Drury, who also made a previous
         appraisal, has left the State, and the firm of Bath &
         Bell has been engaged in his place.  Letter as follows
         from the Attorney General was discussed by Mr. Porter,
         who pointed out that regardless of the technical aspects
         of the law, he advised putting the property out for bid,
         which in no way precludes interest on the part of in-
         dividuals.

                                            June 29, 1959

             Hon. Newton H. Crumley
             Regent, University of Nevada
             c/o Holiday Hotel
             Reno, Nevada

                             Re:  Sale of University of Nevada
                                  Experimental Dairy Farm

             Dear Mr. Crumley:

             Please accept my apologies for not writing sooner
             with respect to the above matter, but I was unavoid-
             ably prevented from checking out the information
             desired by you sufficiently to my satisfaction be-
             fore this.

             There appears to be some question as to whether a
             negotiated sale of the University's Dairy Farm would
             be deemed entirely proper; and, for reasons which I
             am certain you will fully appreciate, I would advise
             that such type of sale of public property be avoided
             if at all possible.

             A sale of public property by sealed bid is to be
             preferred, if for no other reason than that it con-
             forms with usual and accepted policy and practice
             as regards such transactions, and is less suscepti-
             ble to question for "irregularity" or "favoritism",
             real or imagined.

             The law (NRS 396.430) relative to sale or lease of
             University property merely vests such power in the
             Board of Regents; excludes from such disposition
             power granted to the University by the United
             States; requires that a sale be consistent with
             any provisions or conditions prescribed by the
             original donor or grantor; requires approval by
             the Governor; and prescribes that the sale proceeds
             shall be used for the purposes contained in the
             original grant, gift, devise or bequest of the
             property sold or leased.  However, NRS 321.335
             appears to qualify the above in that this section
             of the law can be considered declarative of policy
             that, after April 1, 1957, "all sales of any lands
             to which the State of Nevada or any department,
             agency or institution thereof has title" shall be
             "at public auction or upon sealed bids".  Under
             the circumstances, therefore, it would be my legal
             opinion that a negotiated sale of the Dairy Farm
             would be open to serious question.

             As regards the other particulars requested by you,
             the following may be helpful:

              1.  Approximate total acreage:  256.770 acres.

              2.  Approximate acreage of Parcels:

                  No.  1:  20.574 acres    No.  7:  20.510 acres
                  No.  2:  20.643 acres    No.  8:  20.465 acres
                  No.  3:  20.712 acres    No.  9:  20.765 acres
                  No.  4:  20.781 acres    No. 10:  20.778 acres
                  No.  5:  20.600 acres    No. 11:  23.116 acres
                  No.  6:  20.555 acres    No. 12:  28.232 acres

              3.  Access is provided to all parcels.

              4.  Easements for utility needs should be feasible
                  since all parcels border on State or County
                  roads.

              5.  Also offered for sale are 95 shares of stock
                  in Steamboat Canal & Irrigation Company further
                  securing water rights for entire Farm, or com-
                  ponent parcels comprising it.  These shares of
                  stock have separate substantial value distinct
                  from real property.  Conveyance will be made
                  with appurtenant water rights.  If sale is of
                  parcels to different purchasers, a trust will
                  have to be set up of shares of stock in Water
                  Company, purchasers to receive participating
                  interest therein to the extent which acreage
                  purchased bears to total acreage of Farm, and
                  the water rights secured by reason of 95 shares
                  of stock in Water Company.

              6.  All bids should be accompanied by Bid Bond,
                  Cashiers or Certified Check in the sum of 10%
                  of the amount bid.

              7.  The Board of Regents reserves the right to
                  reject any and all bids and to return bid
                  deposits.

              8.  While sale on terms may be acceptable, Uni-
                  versity's needs require a minimum of $100,000
                  to be realized from this transaction.

              9.  University will fix date when delivery of pos-
                  session can be effected.

             10.  University will indicate what, if any, improve-
                  ments, personal property or equipment are
                  available for sale.

             I trust that the foregoing information will prove of
             some assistance to you in connection with prelimi-
             nary negotiations with potential purchasers who
             might be interested in the proposition.  If I can
             be of any further assistance to you, please feel
             free to call upon me.  I shall endeavor to be more
             prompt hereafter.

             With kindest personal regards, we remain

                             Sincerely yours,

                             Roger D. Foley
                             Attorney General

                        By:  John A. Porter
                             Deputy Attorney General

             cc:  Hon. Charles J. Armstrong

 6.  Health Committee Report - Infirmary

     President Armstrong read the report submitted by the Univer-
     sity Health Committee on a "Study of Health Service Request-
     ed by the Regents."  The report urged the continuance of
     Campus Infirmary services to the students, and recommended
     that when the present Infirmary is torn down, other quarters
     be made available.  Dr. Wood reported that study is being
     made along these lines.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
     unanimously that the Regents go on record as favoring es-
     sentially the same type of health care that has been in
     operation and that this be carried forward in the planning
     program.

 7.  Citizens Advisory Committee, Student Affairs

     President Armstrong presented the request of Dean Basta and
     the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Office of Student
     Affairs that the following persons be added to the Commit-
     tee:

         Mr. Gerald H. Stambaugh, 979 Lyons Avenue, Ely, Nevada
         Mr. C. A. Sewell, 949 Court Street, Elko, Nevada
         Mrs. Joseph Foley, 1801 S. 15th St., Las Vegas, Nevada

     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the President be authorized to invite
     these individuals to serve as members of the Citizens
     Advisory Committee for the Office of Student Affairs.

 8.  Associated Rocky Mountain Universities

     President Armstrong discussed the trip which he and Dr. Wood
     made to Denver, Colorado to meet with Presidents and other
     representatives of Colleges in the Rocky Mountain area who
     have formed the Associated Rocky Mountain Universities for
     the purpose of joint and cooperative projects, especially
     in research, which would be too large for any one institu-
     tion to handle.  Membership fee is $2000 per year, which
     cannot be increased except by 2/3 vote of the members.
     President Armstrong recommended that the University of
     Nevada become a member.

     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried unani-
     mously that the University of Nevada join the Associated
     Rocky Mountain Universities.

 9.  Special Children's Clinic

     Dr. Anderson reported that, as directed by the Regents at
     their last meeting, he had referred the matter to the Pres-
     ident of the State Medical Association, who referred it to
     committees of the Association.  Report from these groups has
     not yet been received, but will be on hand for the next
     meeting.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
     unanimously that the Special Children's Clinic not be
     brought out from tabling.

10.  Gift and Endowment Program

     President Armstrong discussed for the information and reac-
     tion of the Regents ideas concerning a long range program
     for capital gifts to the University, since it becomes more
     and more apparent that State funds will not be sufficient
     to enable the University to grow as it should because of
     the fact that our present State income and level of tax-
     paying population is not growing as fast as the enrollment
     of the University.  The President outlined in general terms
     plans for an organized program of seeking large gifts and
     endowments for the University.  He set as a probable target
     between $12 and $15 million by 1964.  By informal agreement
     of the Regents, the general idea was approved, and the Pres-
     ident was asked to present a more formal report of the pro-
     posal at the next meeting of the Board.

The meeting recessed at 12:05 noon for luncheon with the Deans
and Administrators in the University Dining Hall.

Recessed meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Lombardi
at 1:45 P.M. in Room 205 Morrill Hall.

11.  Library Building

     The Library building was further discussed and the con-
     sensus was that the Regents are not ready to take formal
     action on the design or the location of the building.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
     unanimously that the Regents hold in abeyance approval of
     plans for the Library building until such time as the
     architects can present a study involving changing of the
     orientation of the building to the north and south general-
     ly instead of the east and west generally and that the Re-
     gents communicate this information to the State Planning
     Board and request that the entire work schedule set up by
     them be extended 30 days.

12.  Budget Presentation

     The President discussed the process of compiling the budget
     for 1960-61.  The requests came from the Departments through
     the Deans to the University Administration.  The Deans were
     asked to submit their budgets by June 15 and the President
     went over them in detail with the individual Deans.  Budget
     figures are tied to the enrollment prediction for 1960 on a
     conservative basis.  The President called on the following
     Deans for their budget presentations:

         Dean Carlson for the Nevada Southern Regional Division
         Dean Gilkey for the Orvis School of Nursing
         Dean Irwin for the College of Arts and Science

13.  History Building

     President Armstrong and Mr. Rogers discussed the proposed
     location of the History building on the present site of
     Stewart Hall and the Journalism building, and including
     the site of the Quonset huts formerly occupied by the
     Registrar and Student Affairs.

     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
     unanimously that the Board go on record as approving this
     location for the History building.

14.  Budget Presentations

     The President called on the following Deans for their budget
     presentations:

         Dean Scheid for the Mackay School of Mines
         Dean Blodgett for the College of Engineering
         Dean Moose for the Graduate School and Research

15.  Library Building

     At 5:30 P.M. the following individuals were invited into
     the meeting to discuss with the Regents the location of
     the Library building:  Dean Weems, Irwin, Gilkey, Blodgett,
     Scheid, Holstine; Engineer Rogers; Mr. Thompson and Mr.
     Fitts of the State Planning Board; Architects Vhay and
     Alexander with his assistant; and Mr. Griffen, Mr. Hill,
     Mrs. Donovan, Mr. Storm and Mr. Potter of the faculty
     committee on the Library building.  Mr. Crumley discussed
     the thoughts of the Regents concerning the building and
     the proposed location, that rotating the building would
     keep open the roadway and would eliminate the ramp feature.
     He explained also the desire to try a treatment for the
     front other than the arcade.  Mr. Alexander presented an
     alternate plan for the Library which he and his assistant
     had worked up following the morning session with the Re-
     gents; but it was the consensus that further study should
     be given before action is taken.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
     unanimously that the matter of the ultimate decision of the
     orientation of the Library building, together with the final
     approval of the plans including changes discussed by the
     Regents, be vested in the Building Committee and that the
     architects be instructed to submit to the Building Committee
     such alternate plans as soon as they are ready.

The meeting recessed at 6:40 P.M.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 9:15 A.M. on Saturday
July 11, 1959 by Vice Chairman Lombardi with all present who were
present the previous morning except Mr. Elwell, who was unable to
attend.

16.  Budget Presentations

     The President called on the following Deans and Administra-
     tors for their budget presentations:

         Dean Adams for the Max C. Fleischmann College of
             Agriculture
         Dean Weems for the College of Business Administration
         Dean Holstine for the College of Education
         Dean Basta for the Office of Student Affairs
         Dr. Wood for the Office of the Academic Vice President,
             Audio-Visual Communications, Statewide Services,
             Evening Division, Off-Campus and Correspondence
             Studies, Registrar and Admissions Office, Off-Campus
             Summer Session, Conferences and Institutes and Cen-
             tral Services
         Mr. Rogers for Buildings and Grounds

17.  Engineering-Mines Building

     Dean Blodgett was present for this item of business.  Pre-
     liminary plans have been prepared by the firm of De Long-
     champs, O'Brien, Alegre and Harrison and the President pre-
     sented them to the Regents.  There was no objection on the
     part of the Regents to the site selected - starting on the
     east side of the Mackay School of Mines building and extend-
     ing down the hill to the lower Campus.  The President recom-
     mended that the preliminary plans be referred to the Regents
     Building Committee.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
     unanimously that the Building Committee be authorized to
     act for the Board in approving plans for the Engineering-
     Mines building, in order to expedite the building project.

18.  Budget Presentation

     Mr. Hayden presented the budgets for the Comptroller, the
     Data Processing Center, High School Relations Committee,
     PBX, Publications and News Service and miscellaneous General
     Expense items.  President Armstrong presented the budgets
     for the Board of Regents and the President's office, and
     discussed the overall budget for the University which calls
     for a 28% increase in State funds over the University's
     appropriation for 1959-60.  The total budget shows a 22%
     increase over 1959-60.  Upon invitation by the Regents, Mr.
     Humphrey commented on the budget, saying that the Governor
     will decide whether he wants to make specific recommenda-
     tions or very general recommendations on the budgets but
     that he believed there would be some surprise at the equip-
     ment items in view of the fact that the Legislature appro-
     priated a sum for "one-time" equipment items at the last
     session.

     Mr. Tyson discussed the budget presentations in general and
     also discussed the value to the Regents of a cost-per-credit
     -hour study of all Colleges by Departments.  He stressed
     also the need for an overall plan of development for the
     entire University program over a 3- to 5-year period.  Mr.
     Tyson discussed the following specific points in regard to
     the present budget and the long-range program of the Uni-
     versity:

         (1)  Desire teaching of a high quality, so salaries must
              be high.

         (2)  Must have good equipment.

         (3)  Buildings - must study over a period of perhaps
              5 years.

         (4)  Study should be made of the administrative organi-
              zation to see that it is kept in line with student
              enrollment.

         (5)  Study the budget to see that there are no duplica-
              tions, and to see if it can be cut without hurting
              the program.

     Mr. Crumley spoke in favor of a per-credit-hour study as a
     help to the Regents and to the Legislature.  He agreed,
     also, that a long range building program should be develop-
     ed, or brought up to date if one is in existence.  Presi-
     dent Armstrong told of the Governor's plan to appoint a
     citizens' committee to study education beyond the high
     school in Nevada; and this study would be most helpful to
     the University in its planning.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
     unanimously that the President be directed to effect, if
     possible, an overall decrease in the budget so as to reduce
     it to approximately a 24.5% increase as against a 28% in-
     crease over the previous budget for State money and that
     the budget then be submitted to the Regents at their next
     meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M.

The next meeting of the Board was set for Saturday, August 15,
1959.

                             L. E. Lombardi
                             Vice Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary