07/23/1951

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 23-24, 1951




07-23-1951
Volume 6 - Pages 322-327

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                        July 23, 1951

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Monday, July 23, 1951.  The meeting was called to order
by the Chairman at 10 A.M.  Present:  Regents Lombardi, Hardy,
Arentz, Crumley and Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President Love.
Reporter William Gillis was also present.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the minutes
     of the meeting of June 9 and 11, 1951 be approved and that
     the reading thereof be dispensed with.

 2.  Painting Bids

     Referring to the meeting of July 6, 1951 for opening of bids
     for painting jobs on the Campus,

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Board ap-
     prove the awarding of the bid to the Nevada Painting and
     Sandblasting Company.

 3.  Comptroller's Claims

     The following claims were approved by the Executive Commit-
     tee of the Board of Regents and presented for approval of
     the full Board.

         Regents Checks Nos. 01-255 to 01-283 inclusive for a
         total of $205,727.74.

         State Claims Nos. 01-350 to 01-375 inclusive for a
         total of $58,815.51.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the claims
     be approved.

 4.  Comptroller's Report

     (a)  Finances for the past biennium.  Instead of a biennial
          financial report from now on, an annual report will be
          prepared.

     (b)  Remodeling and renovation from the fund made available
          for that purpose by the last Legislature.  To date
          $26,440 has been spent or obligated for the Heating
          Plant, and around $40,360 for other projects.

     (c)  Fuel Oil.  Bids have been mailed out for heavy oil.
          Material is being prepared for bids on light oil.

 5.  Bids

     Following the Comptroller's report, there was general dis-
     cussion concerning desirability of securing bids whenever
     possible.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that any expendi-
     ture by the University amounting to over $500 should be let
     on bid, unless the necessity for a bid is waived by the
     Executive Committee of the Board of Regents.

 6.  Heating Plant

     The President reported that Mr. Charles Thompson had de-
     cided not to accept the proposal made by the Board of Re-
     gents at the last meeting (item 2, page 1).  The proposal
     of Russell Mills for the work at Lincoln Hall had previously
     been distributed to the members of the Board.  A similar
     agreement was proposed for the Heating Plant work.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the services
     of Mr. Mills be utilized for the Heating Plant projects as
     long as he has associated with him a qualified engineer, the
     agreement to be made on a 6% basis.

 7.  Marine Armory

     The President reported that representatives of the Marine
     Corps came from San Francisco to see if they could arrange
     for a Marine Corps Armory on the Campus.  Land on either
     side of the Naval Armory was found to be acceptable to them.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
     be authorized to enter into arrangements such as the Uni-
     versity has with the Navy, with the Marine Corps to make
     available for their use ground on whichever side of the
     Naval Armory they should choose.  The Chairman of the Board
     was authorized to sign for the Board.

 8.  Nevada Art Gallery

     Pursuant to the action of the Board of Regents at their last
     meeting (item 20) the Attorney General was requested to give
     an opinion on the legal status of deed to property which the
     Nevada Art Gallery has deeded to the University of Nevada.
     Opinion dated July 10, 1951 was received from the Attorney
     General and presented to the Board of Regents that the Uni-
     versity does have title.

     Motion from Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the President
     get an opinion from the Attorney General as to whether or
     not the University can deed the property back to the Nevada
     Art Gallery.

 9.  Washoe County Ministerial Association requested in a letter
     to the Board of Regents and to the President that Baccalau-
     reate Services not be held at 11 A.M. on Sunday morning be-
     cause of their interference with regular church services.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the matter
     be referred to the President for further study.

10.  European Tour

     The President reported that a number of students who made
     the European Tour with Dr. Jensen have been dissatisfied
     with the accounting methods of the tour.  The tour was
     first planned as a private venture and in the later arrange-
     ments, permission was given to allow University credit.  The
     Comptroller was informed that students would be allowed to
     register for credit but that the University would have no
     responsibility other than for giving credit.

     The Regents concurred in the opinion that the problem is
     between the students themselves and Dr. Jensen, and that
     it does not involve the University.

Reporter Bennyhoff came into the meeting at 11:45 P.M.

11.  Personnel Recommendations

     (a)  Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the res-
          ignation of Mr. Raymond Pflug, Instructor in English,
          be accepted.  Mr. Pflug resigned to enter military
          service.

     (b)  Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the
          following recommendations be approved:

          (1)  Salary increase for Mr. Jose Madriaga, University
               Farm Worker, from $165 to $175 per month, effec-
               tive June 1, 1951.

          (2)  Appointment of Mr. Earl W. Kerston, Jr., as
               Instructor in Geography in the Department of
               Geology, for the academic year 1951-52, at a
               salary of $3600 for the year, in the place of
               Mr. Harold A. Classen, resigned.

          (3)  Appointment of Mr. David B. Slemmons as Assistant
               Professor in the Department of Geology, for the
               academic year 1951-52, at a salary of $4000 for
               the year.

          (4)  Appointment of Mr. Joseph Lintz, Jr., as Assistant
               Professor in the Department of Geology, and 1/2
               time Assistant Geologist for the State Bureau of
               Mines, for the year 1951-52, 12 months service,
               at a salary of $4700, to replace in part Mr. B.
               J. Scull, resigned.

          (5)  Appointment of Mr. Roderick A. Falk as Fellow in
               Chemistry, 1/2 time, for the year 1951-52, at a
               salary of $1100 for the school year, with freedom
               from tuition and general University fees in the
               Department.

     (c)  The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and met as the
          Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Sta-
          tion to act upon the following item.

          Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Mr. W.
          B. Dye be appointed as Research Chemist in the Experi-
          ment Station, effective about September 1, 1951, at a
          salary of $5800 per year.

The Board recessed at 12:05 noon for luncheon.

The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
in the President's office at 1:30 P.M. by the Chairman.  All Re-
gents, the Comptroller and the President were present.  Present
also was reporter Burns.

12.  Athletic Situation

     There was general discussion on the athletic situation and
     the problems which the Regents would need to consider in
     joint meeting with the various interested groups.

Reporter Gillis came in at 1:55 P.M.

13.  Bids for Acoustical Work

     The Comptroller had duly advertised for bids for acoustical
     treatment in the new Engineering building, the time for
     opening of such bids was set at 2 P.M. on this date.  Repre-
     sentatives of Walker Boudwin and the Yancey Companies were
     present.

     Chairman Ross opened the bids as follows:

         The Yancy Company of Reno - $7,433.00
             Work to begin within 15 days and be completed within
             45 days.

         The Walker Boudwin Company of Reno - $7,839.65
             Work to begin within 5 days and be completed within
             45 days.

         Western Asbestos Company of San Francisco - $7,321.00
             Work to begin within 15 days and be completed within
             45 days.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the bids be
     referred to the Comptroller for codification and recommenda-
     tion.

Reporter Bennyhoff came into the meeting at 2:15 P.M.

14.  Dean of Agriculture

     Mr. M. L. Buchanan from North Dakota Agricultural College
     met with the Regents at 2:15 P.M. to discuss his application
     for the position of Dean of Agriculture.  Mr. Fleming was
     also present.  Mr. Buchanan told about his work at North
     Dakota and his work and experience prior to his appointment
     there.  There was general discussion on the agricultural
     situation here and Mr. Buchanan's views as regards Agri-
     culture in general.  Mr. Fleming and Mr. Buchanan left the
     meeting at 2:55 P.M.

     The President was authorized to offer the position of Dean
     of Agriculture to Mr. Buchanan.

15.  Bids (continution of item 13)

     The Comptroller recommended that the bid for acoustical
     treatment in the new Engineering building be awarded to
     the Western Asbestos Company, being the lowest bidder and
     licensed in this State.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the bid of
     the Western Asbestos Company of San Francisco be accepted.

16.  Home Demonstration Agent, Ormsby-Douglas District

     Chairman Ross presented letters requesting that Mrs. Frances
     Hailand be retained as Home Demonstration Agent for the
     Ormsby-Douglas District.  Letters were signed as follows:

         Dennis Heitman, President Douglas County Farm Bureau
         Mrs. F. W. Fricke, President, and
         Mrs. G. A. Young, Secretary, Carson Valley Homemakers
             Club
         Mrs. H. A. Winkelman, President, Genoa Homemakers Club
         Mrs. Alma Meyers, President, and
         Mrs. Mary Nebel, Secretary, New Empire Community Club

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the Presi-
     dent be authorized to do whatever he can in complying with
     these requests.

The meeting recessed at 4:05 P.M.

At 7:30 P.M. a meeting was held in the President's office for the
purpose of discussing the athletic program.  All Regents, the
President and the Comptroller were present.  Also present were
members of the Press, the Alumni Association, the Board of Ath-
letic Control, the Faculty Eligibility Committee, the Reno Cham-
ber of Commerce, as follows:  Jack Walther, John Benson, William
Brussard, Dave Goldwater, George Lohse, William Gillis, Bob
Bennyhoff, Charles Irish, John Morrison, H. B. Blodgett, James
Mc Nabney, Gene Mastroianni, Rodney Reynolds, James Bailey, Wayne
Hinkley.

President Love summarized the athletic situation and the problems
facing the University and all those who are aiding in the work of
providing scholarships for athletes.  He pointed out that last
year a previous balance was used up and that this year the pro-
gram has ended with an operational deficit of $15,750.  By direc-
tion from the Legislature, none of the money now budgeted for
operational expenses for the coming biennium can be used for ath-
letic scholarships.  It was estimated that scholarships of $750
each would have to be provided for approximately 32 athletes to
assure a team to carry through the football season.  After gen-
eral discussion by all present, it was the consensus of opinion
that sufficient money could not be raised.  The above group of
men, except reporters Bennyhoff, Irish and Gillis, left the
meeting at 11:15 P.M.

The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to
order at 11:15 P.M. by the Chairman with all Regents, the Presi-
dent, the Comptroller, Gene Mastroianni, John Benson and the
reporters present.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the following reso-
lution be adopted:

                           RESOLUTION

    WHEREAS, for the past several years the football program
    of the University of Nevada has been conducted on a deficit
    basis, and

    WHEREAS, various organizations have found it impossible or
    impracticable to fulfill their commitments to aid the ath-
    letic program at the University, and

    WHEREAS, at the 1951 Session of the Nevada State Legislature
    funds were appropriated for the 1951-53 biennium, and

    WHEREAS, such appropriations did not include moneys which
    could be utilized for conduct of the athletic scholarships,
    and

    WHEREAS, it appears that it is wholly impracticable to carry
    on a football program without the aid of scholarships, and

    WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Board of Regents of the Uni-
    versity of Nevada, it is a physical impossibility to meet a
    football schedule such as that made for 1951 without incur-
    ring futher heavy indebtedness, and

    WHEREAS, the existing national emergency has created a situ-
    ation making it difficult to procure and retain enrollment
    of athletes, and

    WHEREAS, there appears to be general dissatisfaction through-
    out the State of Nevada with the conduct of the athletic
    program at the University,

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that intercollegiate football
    be suspended at the University of Nevada for the duration of
    the present national emergency and until such time as ade-
    quate finances are made available to the University to permit
    the conduct of a satisfactory football program.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that each school with whom a game
    has been scheduled in the 1951 season be notified immediately
    of this action of the Board of Regents, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that each student who has been of-
    fered an athletic scholarship be notified immediately, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above outlined action be
    made effective immediately.

Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the contract be-
tween the Board of Athletic Control and Coach Sheeketski be
terminated as of September 1, 1951; and in order to enable him
to seek employment elsewhere, that Mr. Sheeketski be released
from his duties immediately.

Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the Chairman of
the Board of Regents be authorized to secure competent legal
advice.

The meeting adjourned at 12:05 A.M.

The next meeting will be at the call of the Chairman.