07/31/1922

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 31, 1922
 



07-31-1922
Volume OE - Pages 329-331

                         Reno, Nevada
                        July 31, 1922

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at
10 o'clock, Monday morning, July 31, 1922.  All members of the
Board, except Judge Curler, were present.  Vice President Adams
and Comptroller Gorman were also present.  Vice Chairman Pratt
presided.

On motion of Mr. Pratt, the minutes of the meeting of July 1,
1922 were approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On motion of Mr. North, List No. 7 of Regents Checks Nos. 2051
to 2057 inclusive, for a total of $30,198.00, and List No. 24,
State Claims, Nos. 229 to 240 inclusive, for a net total of
$19,863.25, were approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On motion of Mr. North, Comptroller Gorman was authorized to
contract with the Standard Oil Company for one year, beginning
August 1, 1922 for our supply of fuel oil at a price of not to
exceed $1.25, with the understanding that the University is to
be protected in case the price of oil reaches a lower figure
than $1.25.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye, but thinks it might be well to
                         give the competing company the contract
                         another year, provided the bid of the
                         two companies is the same, as is the
                         case this year.
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Comptroller Gorman reported that he had ordered 3000 eastern
fire brick at the price of 11 1/2 cents each to line the furnace
boiler; about 1300 would be needed now, so this number would
leave a supply on hand.  He had opportunity to purchase these
at a good price by going in with some Reno buyers and thought
the University should take advantage of the opportunity.

Comptroller Gorman reported that the tract of land which Mr.
Theodore Clark wishes to purchase contains 6/10 of an acre,
that 3 ditches intersect the property and that it is exceed-
ingly low, flood waters from the ditches inundate it during
part of the Spring, and that now it has so deteriorated in
value because of the spur track and the Evans right of way,
that a price of $150 would be the outside price for this prop-
erty in his judgment.  He suggested that a lease to Mr. Clark
for a nominal sum might be more satisfactory.  Inasmuch as this
matter was put in the hands of Judge Curler and Mr. Gorman with
power to act at a former meeting of the Board, no other action
was taken.

Comptroller Gorman reported that the two Government auditors
and the State auditor had examined the University accounts.
The Government auditors came in on the 3rd and 5th of July
respectively and found the books closed, which is a record in
bookkeeping.

Vice President Adams reports that the repairs and additions to
buildings, especially the new lecture rooms in the Electrical
building and the Gymnasium, are progressing satisfactorily.
He has talked with the Contractor and is satisfied with re-
sults to date.

On motion of Mr. North, the Comptroller was authorized to pay
Mr. Murgotten's salary, which was to have begun from September
1, and to have been in 12 equal payments, in 14 equal payments
beginning August 1, 1922.  This salary is $2100 for the initial
year.  Mr. Murgotten has returned from Columbia University,
where he has been doing advanced work, to find that in his
absence and without his knowledge, Bishop Hunting has employed
someone to do the work he was understood to have allotted to
him for this Fall and the fact that he does not go on any pay-
roll until September 1, getting his pay for his first months'
services on October 1st, embarrasses him financially.  Inas-
much as there is no question of an increase in pay, merely
more payments of less amount, the Board was willing to grant
Mr. Murgotten's request.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On recommendation of Vice President Adams, on the recommendation
of Professor Palmer, Mr. Rollin Herbert Mc Carthy was elected to
be Instructor in Electrical Engineering for the year beginning
September 1, 1922, at a salary of $1800.  Mrs. Hood made the
motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendations of President Clark and Dr. Hill, Miss
Laura Ambler was elected to be Instructor in the Department of
English for the semester beginning September 1, 1922, at a
stipend of $800 for the semester.  Mr. North made the motion.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark and Professor Wier,
Mr. Paul L. Ross was elected to be Instructor in History for
one year only and to begin September 1, 1922, at a salary of
$1500.  Mr. North made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendations of President Clark and Librarian Layman
the resignation of Miss Elsie Evelyn Johnson as Assistant Li-
brarian was accepted to be effective from and after September
1st, and Miss Marie Taylor was elected to succeed Miss Johnson
at a monthly salary of $110, beginning September 1, 1922.  Judge
Talbot made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Vice President Adams reported that Mr. Robertson, whom the Board
elected to be Fellow in Chemistry for the coming University
year, had notified him that he did not care to accept the Fellow-
ship, since he had been elected to a Fellowship in Wisconsin.
Dr. Adams therefore recommended Miss Hazel Murray to be Fellow
in Chemistry for the coming University year under the same con-
ditions as applied to Mr. Robertson, the stipend of $600 and
service to begin September 1, 1922.  Mrs. Hood made the motion.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Vice President Adams, and the recom-
mendation of Dr. Haseman, Mr. Hardy L. Shirley, who graduated
from the University of Indiana in February of 1922, and who is
most warmly recommended to Dr. Haseman by his old friend and
Professor, Dr. Rothrock, was elected to be Instructor in Mathe-
matics, for the year beginning September 1, 1922, at a salary
of $1700 for the year.  Mr. North made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Adjourned.

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary