UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 15-16, 1924

Volume OE - Pages 387-388

                         Reno, Nevada
                        July 15, 1924

The Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 7 o'clock
on the evening of July 15, 1924.  Present:  Regents Pratt, Mrs.
Hood and Judge Talbot, and Comptroller Gorman.

The bids for the painting of the floors and woodwork and tinting
of rooms in Lincoln Hall were opened in the following order.  All
bids were sealed save that of J. W. Byassee, which Comptroller
Gorman had opened since it was addressed merely "University of
Nevada" and bore no statement to indicate that it was a bid.

         J. W. Byassee                        $1500
         Reno Wall Paper and Paint Company     1647
         A. P. Bassemier                       1940
         Robert Heagney                        1700
         O. R. Mc Ginty                        1483

Mr. Saviers of the Reno Wall Paper and Paint Company, Mr. H. P.
Landis and Mr. Byassee were present when the bids were opened.
After the bids had been read, Mr. Saviers said that he had cover-
ed the specifications except that he had substituted the equiv-
alent of specified materials.  That his materials were as good
as those specified, and that he objected to the specification
of certain brands of paint.  He stated that he was a tax payer
of Reno, had a license, and that he spoke for an opportunity to
furnish materials, realizing that the work would go to the lowest
bidder.  Mr. Saviers objected to the present plan of asking some
and not all painters to furnish bids.

Mr. R. H. Landis said that he was a painter of Reno, having lived
here for 4 years and wished to know why the tax payers were not
given an opportunity to bid on University painting.  Mr. Landis
had not been approached and he felt he had a real grievance.  He
had underbid Mr. Mc Ginty on the painting of the Barracks and of
Stewart Hall last Fall by $25, $10 on one building and $15 on the
other, but this Spring when the work was done, Mr. Mc Ginty was
given the job.

The painters then withdrew.

Judge Talbot explained that the University had furnished the
materials and that Mr. Mc Ginty had done the work on the Barracks
and Stewart Hall, as this seemed a more desirable manner to han-
dle the job.

Mr. Gorman submitted that the safe plan for the Regents was to
advertise for bids and plan for the work in sufficient time
that there would not be need of haste so all contractors would
feel satisfied and have no criticism to make of the University
methods of handling business.

After general discussion, Judge Talbot moved that hereafter when
contemplated work would cost over $500, that the Regents should
advertise for bids.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

Judge Talbot moved that the painting of Lincoln Hall should be
let to the lowest bidder, O. R. Mc Ginty.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

The bids on the tennis court were then opened, as follows:

         C. S. Jensen                          $644
         E. K. Fowler                           690

Judge Talbot moved that the lowest bid for the construction of
the tennis court be accepted and that the contract be awarded
to Mr. Jensen and that the University employ some reliable person
to supervise the construction of the court.

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

Comptroller Forman submitted estimates of cost for a boiler to
be placed in the southeast corner of the Dining Hall basement
to take care of the heating of the Dining Hall and of Manzanita
Hall, and of a boiler to be placed in Lincoln Hall.  The entire
cost of plant to care for Manzanita and the Dining Hall was
$2,379.70 and $1,715.00 if Type A boiler were installed.

After general discussion, Mrs. Hood moved that Mr. Pratt be
authorized to go to San Francisco to see the American Radiator
and Kewaunee people about boilers and prices.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye

Adjourned to meet for the routine month-end signing of claims
and payrolls at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening, July 30th.

                             Walter E. Pratt

Carolyn M. Beckwith