07/25/1940

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

July 25-26, 1940 



07-25-1940
Volume 5 - Pages 294-297

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        July 25, 1940

The Chairman of the Board called a meeting at 11 A.M. Thursday,
July 25th.  There were present Mr. Ross, Judge Brown and Mrs.
Wardin.  The meeting was called to order by the Chairman.

On the recommendation of Librarian Thompson, Dr. Hartman recom-
mended the election of Miss Anne Rand to be Assistant Librarian
at a salary of $125 per month, effective from September 1, 1940.
Miss Rand has an A. B. in Library Science from Columbia, 1937,
and an M. A. in Librarianship from the University of California,
1940.  She has had several years of experience in Library work.

Mrs. Wardin moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On recommendation of Dr. Sears, Dr. Hartman recommended the elec-
tion of Francis A. Richards - B. S., Illinois, 1939 - as Fellow
in Chemistry to succeed Bernard Hooper, whose untimely death the
University deplores, at a stipend of $600 for the academic year,
with exemption from tuition and Departmental fees.

Mr. Wardin moved the adoption of the recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

President Hartman requested authority to approve Dean Mack's
recommendation of a Housemother for Manzanita Hall to succeed
Miss Loder at a cash stipend of $50 per month during the time
the Dining Hall is open - approximately 9 months - with under-
standing that $25 for one month's service before and after the
Dining Hall opens and closes and during the Christmas vacation,
with use of her room rent free for the 12 months of the year.

Judge Brown moved the granting of the requested authority.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman requested authority to employ Albert G. Wiederhold -
M. A. (Philosophy) Boston University, 1936; B. of Sacred Theology
magna cum laude, ibid., 1937; Ph. D., Stanford, 1940 - as In-
structor in Philosophy and in Psychology, serving half time in
both Departments, for the 5 months of the 1941 Spring semester at
$150 per month, if at that time he is eligible for employment on
our staff.

Mrs. Wardin moved the granting of the requested authority.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman said that Professor Smith had written expressing his
thanks for the recent salary advance given him.

Dr. Hartman requested authority to grant tentatively a year's
leave of absence to Assistant Professor Eldon C. Grafton, re-
called to service by the War Department, and to employ a substi-
tute during Mr. Grafton's leave.

Judge Brown moved the granting of this authority.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the granting of the indicated advances
recommended by Director Doten to 5 members of his staff, all
effective July 1, 1940 and payable from federal (largely Purnell)
funds:

    Marjorie Howes, Clerk in the Department of Soil Fertility,
        from $1140 to $1200 per year
    Alberta Machen, Secretary in the Department of Veterinary
        Science and Bacteriology, from $1440 to $1500 per year
    Agnes Schmith, Clerk in the Department of Range Management,
        to be advanced in rank to Assistant Statistician and in
        salary from $1200 to $1320 per year
    Mabel Connor, Statistician in the Department of Farm Devel-
        opment, to be Field Secretary and Statistician, with a
        salary advance from $1800 to $1920 per year
    Howard G. Mason, Assistant in Irrigation, to be Land Use
        Planning Specialist, in cooperation with the Federal
        Bureau of Agricultural Economics, with an advance in
        salary from $2100 to $2400 per year

Mrs. Wardin moved that these advances in salary and in rank be
granted the 5 named members of the Experiment Station staff.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, the request of Dean Mack, as presented
by Dr. Hartman, that the Associated Women Students be granted
the use of a room in Manzanita Hall, to be furnished by them, was
granted with understanding that the AWS could have the room rent
free until such time as there was other need for the space.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented his report as covered in Nos. 1 to
7 inclusive.  He requested action first on No. 5.

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, the President was granted authority to
have the bridge at the main entrance widened at a cost of not
to exceed $260 for materials, the WPA to furnish the labor.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On No. 6, Mr. Gorman's recommendation that the month-late cor-
rected bid of Mr. Joe Broderick be returned to him unopened, and
that J. W Byassee's bid of $628 for painting the President's
house, as received July 1, 1940, be accepted, was, on motion of
Judge Brown, approved.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Comptroller Gorman's recommendation in No. 7 that if it is found
by the Legal Department of the WPA that the inclusion of the 6"
water main project to the new playing field with the project for
building the fence invalidates the latter project, then the water
main is to be deleted and the project become a fence-building
project only, was, on motion of Mrs. Wardin, approved by the
following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Chairman Ross moved that, in accord with Mr. Gorman's 4th recom-
mendation, Mr. Friedhoff's services and salary of $500 per month
as supervisor of the two new buildings, be effective on August
1, 1940 in order that he may work with the architects as they
prepare their final draft of plans for the buildings.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

On No. 3, concerning the change from hot water to steam in the
heating system, Comptroller Gorman was authorized to make a
survey of the proposed change in the Heating Plant and select
a better location for the electrical transformer and to report
thereon at the next meeting of the Board.

Architects De Longchamps and O'Brien appeared before the Board
and discussed briefly the plans for the new Gymnasium which are
pretty much stalemated until a decision is had concerning the
location of the building.

After the architects withdrew and some further discussion con-
cerning the proposed two sites, Judge Brown moved that the
former action of the Board of Regents locating the Gymnasium
on North Virginia Street be rescinded.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross moved that it is the sense of this Board that the new
building shall be a Gymnasium for men and women and eliminate
the idea of using it as an auditorium.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross:  I know move that the building be located south of
Mackay Athletic Field and the Orr Ditch and north of the axis
connecting Mackay School of Mines and the proposed Engineering
building.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross:  I now move that the architects be instructed to draw
their plans for a unit of a Gymnasium to accommodate both men
and women and that they get as much building as possible for
the amount appropriated.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Judge Brown moved that the President and Comptroller be authoriz-
ed to advertise for bids for the Gymnasium and the Engineering
building so soon as possible.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross moved that the former action as to the location of the
Engineering building be rescinded.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Mr. Ross moved that the Engineering building be located on the
east side of the hollow, so the center of the building is on an
axis coincident with the walk in front of the Mackay School of
Mines building.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye

Recessed, to meet at the call of the Chairman.

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary