07/31/1943

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

July 31, 1943 



07-31-1943
Volume 5 - Pages 374-378

                       REGENTS MEETING
                        July 31, 1943

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ross at 9:30 A.M.
Present:  Ross, Wardin, Sirkegian, Hartman and Gorman.  Absent:
Brown, because of illness.

Mr. Chris H. Sheerin presented his commission and was duly ac-
cepted as Regent appointed by Governor Carville to serve the un-
expired term of Dr. A. C. Olmsted (1951).

Mrs. Wardin moved that the minutes of the previous meeting, May
29, 1943, be approved.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Comptroller presented for payment:  List No. 1, Regents Checks
Nos. 34-1 to 34-7 for a total of $73,991.77; and List No. 1,
State Claims Nos. 34-001 to 34-019 for a total of $28,136.73.
Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Board approve.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

The Chairman appointed a committee consisting of Mrs. Wardin,
Mr. Sirkegian and Mr. Sheerin to draw up resolutions on the death
of Dr. Olmsted; these resolutions to be sent to Mrs. Olmsted.

President read "thank you" letters from Mrs. Olmsted, Mrs. Leaver
and Mr. Doten for flowers; and one from Mr. Dinsmore for leave of
absence.

President reported that the following had expressed thanks for
salary increases:  Lucile Benson, Clare Johnson, Adelaid Steiner,
Esther Romano, Alice Terry, P. G. Auchampaugh, Ralph Irwin, B & G
staff, C. F. Melz, Karen Bratton, Precious Johnson, William
Smyth, William Holmes, W. P. Hoskins, Jeanette Rhodes, William
Miller, Gertrude Neville, A. G. Wiederhold, A. E. Hutcheson,
Helen Joslin and Alice Marsh.

President read a letter from A. E. Hill approving the material in
the 1943 Artemisia, as a preliminary to approval of the bill for
100 copies - $277.78.

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, Mr. Ross signed proxy of Standard
Brands Inc. for its meeting on September 9, 1943, with the sug-
gestion that it be sent to Major Fleischmann for his approval.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President reported on the Clay-Peters building, showing a monthly
income to the University of $150.

President read a letter from Mr. I. J. Smith of Smith-Gibbons
Company offering $8000 cash for the Loraine Hotel.  Mr. Sirkegian
moved that the offer be rejected.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President presented for the information of the Board a letter
from Mr. Antoine Primeaux concerning the ineffectual effort of
Indemnity Insurance Company of North America to secure a recom-
mendation of Mr. Primeaux and letters written by Mr. Creel to
Primeaux and to the Insurance Company stating that the matter
had been taken care of as soon as it reached his desk.

President presented without recommendation a letter from Miss
Sameth asking that her salary be brought up to that usually paid
to Department Heads in order that she may retire in 5 or 6 years.
Mrs. Wardin moved that her salary be increased to $3600 per year,
effective August 1, 1943.  The Board recommended that her Depart-
ment be studied by a capable person and that any expense involved
should be met.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President read a letter of resignation from Dr. Charles Mac
Kenzie, effective July 1, 1943.

President presented the report of Sigma Xi Club of the University
of Nevada relative to research work at the University, with the
statement that he intends to appoint a committee on research of
which he will be a member.

President asked for a discussion of the postwar building program
with the suggestion that the following order be considered:
Minor items - 1st, new Gymnasium completion and the shop; 2nd,
repairs and wing to Lincoln Hall; Major items - Arts and Science
building, Student Union building, Public Service building.  Mrs.
Wardin moved that Dr. Hartman and Chairman Ross give this matter
considerable study and present it to the Board at the next meet-
ing.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President read a report from Dean Wood relative to assignment of
Army Air Force classes during the coming academic year, and rec-
ommended that the plan be approved.  During the regular College
year those who cannot teach AAF classes will be given University
classes of others who can teach AAF classes, thus bringing their
load up to normal.  Enough AAF work will be assigned to bring
the load of all other staff members up to normal (each Instructor
will receive $3.75 per hour from AAF funds and the balance of his
regular monthly salary from University funds).  The remainder of
the AAF work will be assigned to staff members who volunteer to
do extra work, each one being paid $3.75 per hour from AAF funds
in addition to his regular University salary.  Extra Instructors
will be employed only if the plan fails to meet the needs of the
program.  During the Summer each regular staff member is to re-
ceive his regular salary and in addition he may teach AAF classes
at $3.75 per hour or Summer School classes for extra pay.  This
arrangement is to go into effect September 1, 1943.  Mr. Sirkegi-
an moved that the plan be approved.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President read a letter from Dean Wood asking what the policy of
the University will be concerning men who will come in from war
service to be rehabilitated, especially as regards out-of-state
tuition.  The matter is to be discussed at a later meeting.

President read a letter from Miss Bray stating that Miss Joanna
Chapman has been appointed by the State Board for Vocational
Education as Associate in Homemaking Education at a salary of
$2650 per year, 15 days vacation allowed, effective August 1,
1943.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the Board approve.  The University
will pay 25% of this salary.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President announced that he had granted B. F. Couch a leave of
absence for the duration of the war without pay, effective July
1, 1943.

President recommended the salary increase for Professor J. R.
Van Dyke from $2900 to $3000 per year, effective August 1, 1943.
Mr. Sirkegian made the motion for approval.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President recommended, at the request of Dr. Ernest Inwood, that
his leave of absence be continued for another year in order that
he may serve as a member of the local OPA organization.  Mrs.
Wardin made the motion for approval.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

The Board recessed from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M.

Comptroller asked for authority to invest accumulated funds in
the 90,000 Acre Grant Interest Account amounting to $11,027.18
and in the 72-Section Grant amounting to $24,500 in Series G War
Bonds.  Mrs. Wardin moved that authority be given.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Comptroller reported the transfer of bonds in his office as
authorized last meeting.  The bonds were delivered to Mr. Ross
to be placed in the Regents' safety deposit box, but since the
box contains only 3 bonds, Mr. Ross moved that the bonds be given
to the President for safe keeping and that the box be given up.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Miss Beatrice Thompson resigned on July 15th and the Comptroller
recommended that Miss Jacqueline Prescott be appointed to the
position at a salary of $125 per month.  In case Miss Prescott
resigns to resume her University studies in September, authority
was requested to fill the position at the same salary.  Mr.
Sirkegian made the motion for approval.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Bids for fuel oil were opened by the Chairman.  Standard Oil Com-
pany and Richfield Oil Company presented no bid.  The Tidewater
Associated Oil Company, Union Oil Company and Shell Oil Company
bids were "posted price for tank car deliveries of P. S. 400"
(at present $1.15) F. O. B. California shipping points, freight
25 cts. per CWT or .8137 per bbl.  Tarr and Mc Comb bid was
$1.09 1/2 subject to authorized changes by OPA F. O. B. Califor-
nia shipping point.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that the contract be
given to the Associated Oil Company for the period August 1,
1943 to June 30, 1944 for approximately 5000 bbls. of fuel oil,
and that the others be rejected.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Comptroller presented for the information and consideration of
the Board his ruling on the matter of Mr. Creel and the adminis-
trator of the War Manpower Board, together with a resolution of
Congress apportioning money for this work.  The agreement pro-
vides for the transfer of $4,581.05 to the War Manpower Commis-
sion to be expended by them, which is contrary to the Federal
Law making the Regents responsible for expenditures from all
federal appropriations.

Comptroller reported that the contractor for the new Gymnasium,
M. R. Peterson, completed all the work he could but that there
are certain claims for extras which have been referred to De
Longchamps & O'Brien for final check and approval.  The De
Longchamps letter states, "Inasmuch as it is our opinion that
the allowances for the work not yet completed by Peterson are
inadquate, we wish to further recommend that you secure a satis-
factory bond in the sum of $5,000.00 from Mr. Peterson to guar-
antee the completion of these items at such time as the priority
ratings can be obtained and the work done at the convenience of
the University."  It was the opinion of the Comptroller that
an adequate credit would be more satisfactory, but suggested
that the Board authorize payment to Mr. Peterson when a satis-
factory agreement is reached.  Mrs. Wardin moved that this
matter be left in the hands of Comptroller Gorman and Chairman
Ross for settlement.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Comptroller presented a detailed statement of receipts and ex-
penditures from the Army Air Force Contract Funds which showed a
total surplus on July 31, 1943 or $24,154.55; and a statement of
University General Funds which showed an estimated balance as of
December 31, 1943 amounting to $1,493.46.

Comptroller presented a bill in the amount of $31.11 for expenses
of F. W. Wilson, Jay Carpenter and C. H. Gorman to attend the
funeral of Dr. Olmsted at Wells, Nevada.  Mrs. Wardin moved that
the bill be paid.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

President presented a letter from the Board of Athletic Control
asking for permission to schedule games on Sunday afternoons with
service teams for the duration of the war.  Not more than 3 such
games each season are now anticipated.  Mr. Sirkegian moved that
permission be granted.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

At the request of Mr. Creel and upon the recommendation of the
President, Mr. Sirkegian moved that the salary of Otto R. Schulz
be increased from $3500 to $3700 per year, effective August 1,
1943, the increase to be paid from Agricultural Extension Funds.

    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Sirkegian        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mr. Sheerin          Aye

Chairman appointed Mr. Sheerin to the committee on which Dr.
Olmsted had served, as stated in the catalogue.

The Board recessed at 3:30 as a Board of Regnets and met as a
Board of Control for the Experiment Station, then adjourned as
a Board of Control and resumed as a Board of Regents.  The meet-
ing adjourned with the understanding that the next meeting will
be at the call of the Chairman.