07/31/1923

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 31, 1923
 



07-31-1923
Volume OE - Pages 358-359

                         Reno, Nevada
                        July 31, 1923

The Board of Regents met in the President's Office at the Uni-
versity at 10 o'clock Tuesday, July 31, 1923.  Present:  Chairman
Pratt, Mrs. Hood, Judge Talbot, Mr. Williams, Comptroller Gorman
and Vice President Adams.  Absent:  Mrs. Williams.

On motion of Mrs. Hood, the minutes of the meetings of June 30th
and of July 24th were approved, after instructing the Secretary
to make two changes in the minutes of June 30th:

    1.  That action on election of additional staff member of
        the School of Education, worded as being passed until
        August meeting, should be changed to July meeting.

    2.  That the words "with Professor Palmer" should be added
        to paragraph re. Headship of Mackay School of Mines.

Vote:

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

The Regents informally agreed that it might be well to have
Superintendent Lynch cut out a strip of lawn a foot wide on the
east side of the east walk between the bridge and Hatch Station
and put in gravel to a depth greater than the sand foundation
under the sidewalk, so that water would drain down this foot
strip of gravel rather than, as at present, down the sand under
the walk and into the adobe under the roadway.  Adobe swells
when wet and makes any concrete paving apt to bulge and crack.

Chairman Pratt reported on some I. W. W. activities at the
Farm, which small demonstration made it appear wise to employ
a Watchman, deputized by the Sheriff, for 5 nights at the Farm.
This service costs $27.

Comptroller Gorman reported on the 90,000 Acre Grant interest
account, stating that Washington had begun last Spring to in-
sist that this fund should be lined up so that the interest
would net 5%.  He gave the Board the details of this investment
and said that by paying $265 from State tax funds each year for
10 years at the end of that time the University would secure
$5300, which would bring the University in line on this fund to
meet the Government requirement.

Judge Talbot thought it wise that matters of expenditure should
be brought to the attention of the Regents and be authorized
by them.  He stated that the model dairy in the basement of the
Agricultural building had been installed.

List No. 7, Regents Checks Nos. 3049 to 3056, inclusive, for
the net sum of $34,938.82, and List No. 7, State Claims Nos.
67 to 79 inclusive, for the net sum of $21,803.22, were, on
motion of Mrs. Hood, approved.  Vote:

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

Comptroller Gorman submitted the fuel oil bids for the coming
season and after a general discussion, Regent Williams moved
that the contract of the Standard Oil Company be accepted since
it seemed to be the most complete and at least as fair as any
of the others.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            No
    Mrs. Hood            Aye

Chairman Pratt voted "No" because he felt there was no difference
which could not be adjusted in the bids and he thought the con-
tract should go to the Union Oil Company in rotation, since the
Standard had already supplied oil to the University for two suc-
cessive seasons.

On the recommendation of Dr. Adams, President Clark recommended,
in writing, that Dr. William M. Hoskins be elected Instructor in
Chemistry at a salary of $2200 for the year beginning September
1, 1923.  Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of the President's recom-
mendation.  Vote:

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

On the recommendation of Professor Palmer, President Clark rec-
ommended in writing that Mr. Vincent Paul Gianella be elected
Instructor in Metallurgy in the Mackay School of Mines at a
monthly salary of $200 for the coming school year, September 1,
1923 to May 31, 1924, or $1800 for his entire service with us.

Mr. Williams moved that Vincent Paul Gianella be employed as
Instructor in Metallurgy for the period beginning September 1,
1923 and terminating June 1, 1924 at a salary of $200 per month.
Vote:

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

Vice President Adams read letters from the following:

    1.  Oscar T. Rocklund
    2.  University of Upsala, Sweden
    3.  U. S. Veterans Bureau commendation of University of
        Nevada

Chairman Pratt presented a telegram from E. P. Barrett, who
wished to be considered as applicant for the position of Dean
of the Mackay School of Mines.  Dr. Adams was asked to write
to Mr. Barrett that the Board had received his wire and would
act on the application in due time.

The Board took up the question of the election of Elmore Curt
Walther to be Associate Professor of Education, beginning
February 1, 1924.  After discussion, Judge Talbot moved that,
in view of the limited attendance and heavy proportionate
expense, the Board deny the request for an addition to the
teaching staff in the School of Education.  Vote:

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

It was the opinion of the Board that, if the work of Mr. Traner
and Miss Detraz were too heavy, Dean Hall could take an addi-
tional lecture course.

Mrs. Hood suggested that it might be well to have more super-
vision over the younger men in the University.  Chairman Pratt
thought this should be a matter of consideration at the August
meeting of the Board when President Clark could meet with the
members.

Adjourned.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary