07/26/1919

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 26-27, 1919
 



07-26-1919
Volume OE - Pages 224-226

                         Reno, Nevada
                        July 26, 1919

The Board of Regents of the University met in the Office of the
President on July 26, 1919, at 10:20 A.M.  Present:  Regents
North, Pratt and Chairman Cheney; Acting President Lewers and
Comptroller Gorman.  Absent:  Regents Curler and Hood.

The Comptroller presented to the Board the claims for the month,
stating that these claims closed out the fiscal year ending June
30, 1919.  He explained in particular the claim account of F. B.
Dresslar, Building Specialist of the Bureau of Education, who
had visited the University by invitation of the Board to assist
in the plans for the Educational building.

The Board on motion approved list of Claims No. 8, Checks 60 to
65, inclusive, on the Regents' Fund for a total of $4288.01; also
list of Claims No. 7 against the State of Nevada, Checks Nos. 118
to 127 inclusive for a total of $5394.98; and the lists and the
Checks were duly signed.  Vote on above approval:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

Mr. Gorman put to the Board the matter of the advisability of
having a Vice Chairman elected to act in the absence of the
Chairman, thereby causing no delay to Claims that are due to
reach the Board of Examiners on the first of the month.  He
stated that due to the absence of the Chairman, the payroll for
the month of June was delayed in arriving before the Board in
Carson in time for their meeting on the 10th of the month.  This
delay inconvenienced the Board of Examiners and for this reason
a Vice Chairman was to be desired.

The Chairman asked for nominations for a Vice Chairman of the
Executive Committee.  Regent Pratt put in nomination as Vice
Chairman Mr. North and moved his election.  There being no
other nominations and Regents Cheney and Pratt voting aye on
the nomination, Mr. North was duly declared Vice Chairman of the
Executive Committee of the Board of Regents of the University.

A request was presented to the Board coming from the Lodge of
Elks through their committee consisting of Messrs. Lake and
Grosbeck, asking that the Mackay field might be used for a game
of baseball between the Elks and the Mather Field, Sacramento
Aviators on Sunday afternoon, August 3rd, the purpose of the
game being to stimulate enlistment in the U. S. Service, the
proceeds of the game to go toward the expenses of the game and
to the Elks Charity Fund.

After some discussion as to Sunday use of the field and the
action of the Board on a similar previous request, the following
resolution was offered by Regent North, who moved its adoption:

    WHEREAS, application has been made by the Elks and Aviators
    from Mather Field for permission to play in the afternoon one
    game of baseball upon the University Athletic Field to stimu-
    late enlistment in Government Service, the net proceeds for
    such game being used for charitable purposes, the game to be
    between the 1st and 10th day of August next, and

    WHEREAS, it appears that the use of the grounds for said
    purpose will not injure the same and is in vacation season
    and has the consent of the President of the University, pro-
    vided it is approved by the Board of Regents, it is

    RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents at its present meeting
    upon motion that said permission should be granted.

Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

On the recommendation of the President, it was moved by Regent
Pratt, that Peter Gillespie Mc Kinlay, returned from 1 1/2 years'
of war service, be returned to the payroll of the University of
Nevada as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at a
salary of $2000 per annum, beginning July 1, 1919.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

On the recommendation of the President, it was moved by Regent
Pratt that D. L. Gassaway be returned to the payroll of the
University as Assistant Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds.
Motion carried, all voting yes.

On the recommendation of the President and Dr. Young of the
Department of Education, it was moved by Regent North that Miss
Emma C. Diehm of Waukesha, Wisconsin, be elected Instructor in
the Department of Education to be in charge of Music, at a salary
of $1700 per annum, beginning September 1, 1919.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

The matter of the recommendation of the President that Miss
Florence A. Wilson be elected instructor in the Department of
Home Economics at a salary of $1800 per annum, beginning July 1,
1919, was held over until Miss Sears might appear before the
Board to give some information relative to the filling of this
position.

Miss Day was invited to come to meet the members of the Board
who were present and to confer with the Board when they examined
the plans for Education building, which architect De Longchamps
placed before the Board.

The suggestion was offered by Miss Day in examining the plans
that a demonstration room for practice teaching in which a class
of adults might observe work be arranged for by some adjustment
in the plans.  Other smaller items were suggested by Miss Day,
which, however, did not make much change in the structural plans
of building.  It was suggested by the Chairman that the archi-
tect, Miss Day and Dr. Young confer relative to suggested changes
and additions and that the architect include in plans and submit
to the President.

Mr. De Longchamps gave the detail of the 3 bids as follows:

    No. 1.  Granite base, granite steps, stone columns and terra
            cotta cornices, stating this bid elaborate but worthy
            of advertising for.

    No. 2.  Without granite, brick steps.

    No. 3.  Without marble corridors, maple floors throughout.

He stated that there was perhaps a difference in cost of $4000
between bids 1 and 2 and perhaps $7000 to $8000 between bids 1
and 3.

Mrs. Sears appeared before the Board and outlined the nature of
the position to be filled by Miss Wilson, giving a statement
also of her (Miss Sears') relation to the State Vocational Board,
through which work the University received some salary reimburse-
ment from the Smith-Hughes Fund.

It was moved by Regent North that the recommendation of the
President be approved and Miss Florence A. Wilson be elected
as Instructor in Home Economics at a salary of $1800 per annum,
effective July 1, 1919.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

Mr. George I. James, Business Representative of the Federated
Labor Union, appeared before the Board at his request, stating
that it was the understanding of the Labor Federation that some-
thing over $2000 worth of plumbing was to be done in Lincoln
Hall, and it was the feeling of the Labor Unions that journey-
men plumbers, at least one, should be put on the work with Mr.
Horn, whom the Unions felt was not well enough versed in city
ordinances, etc., wholly to conform to plumbing specifications
for so large a job.  He stated that he felt that the good will
of the Labor Federation, particularly the plumbers, would be
assured if some of their number were assigned to the work.

The Comptroller presented to the Board the costs of the work
done in Lincoln Hall and stated that the work was practically
completed.  Mr. James was allowed to take a copy of these
figures.  He stated that the contention of the Labor Union was
that when new work was undertaken, a journeyman plumber should
be assigned at least to work with Mr. Horn.  For repair work, of
course, such was not necessary and it was only the new work that
they were interested in.

The Chairman of the Board instructed Comptroller Gorman, when
the plans and specifications were completed, to take a copy of
the same and have them checked in San Francisco for revision,
materials, etc., he to use his best judgment as to who should
do this checking, to obtain the best results, the total cost
of such a trip not to exceed $250.  It was explained that this
was a cautionary matter on account of prices, etc., that such
a checking of the plans, details, materials, etc. would be
desirable.

It was moved that the instructions of the Chairman in regard to
the checking of the plans, etc. in San Francisco and the cost of
such a trip would be approved.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Cheney           Aye

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Acting Secretary