08/01/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 1-2, 1917
 



08-01-1917
Volume OE - Pages 64-69

                         Reno, Nevada
                        August 1, 1917

The meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order on
August 1, at 10:50 A.M., by Chairman Abel.

Present:  Regents Baker and Chairman Abel and Acting President
Lewers.  Absent:  Regents Curler, O'Brien and Sullivan.

The meeting was recessed until 1:30 P.M. same date.

The meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order at 2:00
P.M.

Present:  Regents Curler, Baker, O'Brien, Sullivan, Abel and
Acting President Lewers.

Acting President Lewers presented his report.

The report was discussed and the recommendations contained there-
in acted on as follows:

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the $6,512.96 deficit in the
Dining Hall account be paid from the Student Fee Fund.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Curler that the recommendation as to the
use of the form of accounting and the method of conducting the
Dining Hall be adopted.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the recommendation of the Act-
ing President that Miss Margaret E. Mack be made Acting Dean of
Women for the coming year, with the title of Assistant Professor
in the Department of Biology, at a salary of $2000 per year, be-
ginning July 1, 1917, and that Miss Elizabeth Kempton in addi-
tion to her duties as Custodian of the Dining Hall be made as-
sistant to Miss Mack insofar as the Manzanita Hall duties are
concerned and that her salary be placed at $1500 per year, be-
ginning July 1, 1917, be approved.  Record vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Curler that the recommendation of Acting
President Lewers that the salary of Mr. J. D. Laymon, Librarian,
be increased to $2640 per year, beginning July 1, 1917, and that
of Mr. S. C. Dinsmore, Food and Drugs Commissioner, be increased
to $2750 per year, beginning July 1, 1917, be approved and adopt-
ed.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The recommendation relative to the increase in Dr. W. B. Mack's
salary and his connection with the Stock Commission and the
general matter of Professors of the University accepting money
from other sources was discussed.  It was moved by Dr. Sullivan
that the recommendation of Acting President Lewers that Dr. W.
B. Mack's salary be increased to $3300 per year, and that he
also be allowed to receive a salary from the Live Stock Commis-
sion, as Secretary of that body, be approved, providing the
Secretaryship of the Nevada Stock Commission does not interfere
with Dr. Mack's work at the University.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           No
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             No

The Chairman read a letter from Mr. H. B. Bulmer, Chief Inspector
of the Food and Drugs Department, dated July 29, 1917, relative
to an increase in salary.  It was moved by Mr. Curler that the
salary of Mr. Bulmer be increased to $1650 per year beginning
July 1, 1917, that being an increase of 10%.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye  (He qualified his vote that he
                               wished to make the salary $1800
                               per year.)

Acting President Lewers in explanation of the budget said that
the amounts as shown for the various Departments were compari-
tively small but that there was a reserve fund to meet require-
ments for special apparatus and material.  He advised that
Professor Frandsen has need for some materials and equipment
for the opening of the year, that is in excess on the amount
on the budget for that Department by $200, and he gave permis-
sion to use the $200 from the reserve fund, and wished the
approval of the Board for this action.

It was moved by Regent Curler that the action of the President
in allotting $200 from the reserve fund for the Department of
Biology be approved.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The Board went into executive session at 2:50 P.M.

The Board returned to open session at 3:30 P.M.

The Chairman read to the Board 3 letters from Mr. Gorman, Comp-
troller, under dates of July 20 and 25, 1917, relative to Mr.
Gorman's taking a trip to San Francisco to obtain prices on
steel, lumber and lead for the Agricultural building.

Acting President Lewers presented the bids that had been received
for the excavation of the basement for the Agricultural building,
as follows:

    A. M. Keefer for $2485 and J. Bernasconi for $1960

It was moved by Regent Curler that the action of the Chairman of
the Board and the Acting President of the University in sending
Mr. Gorman to San Francisco to look into the steel situation
with reference to the Agricultural building, be approved.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Sullivan that the action of the Acting
President and the Comptroller in entering into a contract with
the Ralston Iron Works of San Francisco for the necessary steel
for the Agricultural building and with Holbrook, Merrill and
Stetson for the lead, be approved.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Curler that the Board approve the action
of the Comptroller in calling for bids for the excavation for
the Agricultural building.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Curler that the consideration of the bids
presented for the excavation for the Agricultural building be
postponed until the following morning at 10 o'clock.  Motion was
carried.

The report of the Comptroller dated August 1, 1917 was read.

That portion of the report pertaining to the lumber and the
plumbing fixtures was postponed until the following morning for
consultation with the architect.

The Chairman presented the form for a lease for quarters for the
Ely School of Mines, and after discussion it was moved by Regent
Curler that Dr. Francis Church Lincoln be authorized to rent a
room in the Ely Record building for the Ely School of Mines and
to enter into a lease with Messrs. Leonard and Chapin for the
period from July 15, 1917 to December 31, 1918, at a monthly
rental of $20, with the privilege of renewal.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The matter of redwood tanks for oil storage for which bids were
received was discussed and the matter held over pending any
arrangement which might later be made whereby the University
could take delivery of oil in carload lots.  The Acting President
was instructed to notify Mr. Allenbach of the Allenbach Fuel Oil
Company, that the University did not wish to purchase any storage
tanks at this time.

The Chair asked Regent Sullivan to preside.

Regarding the bill of $39.60 presented by P. F. Collier and Sons
of San Francisco for a set of Lodge Histories purchased by Pro-
fessor J. E. Wier, without requisition, the following motion was
presented by Regent Abel:  I move that the bill of F. P. Collier
and Son of San Francisco for $39.60 be rejected.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Regent Abel resumed the Chair.

Dr. W. H. Evans, U. S. Inspector of the Hatch and Adams Funds
accounts of the Experiment Station upon invitation of the Board,
discussed with the Board informally matters pertaining to his
visit.

The matter of the salary of Sergeant Fink was laid over until
the following day.

The matter of the method of paying the salary of Dean George F.
James was considered.  It was moved by Regent Curler that the
Comptroller be notified that the salary of Dr. George F. James
in connection with the Department of Education is $250 per
month and is to be paid in that way and that the $600 for the
Summer School work will be paid at the close of the Summer
session.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Curler that the Comptroller be notified
that the order heretofore made paying $3 per day to laborers
on the grounds extends also to laborers on the Farm.  Vote:

    Mr. Curler           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The matter of the budget for the Extension Division was presented
and discussed particularly in relation to the salary of Dr.
Stephen Lockett, who the Director of Extension had placed on his
budget for $50 a month instead of $91 as heretofore, with the
expectation that the difference in salary would be taken care of
in the Department of State Veterinary Control.  No action was
taken relative to the salary of Dr. Lockett or the bill for his
traveling expenses for the month of July, other than a suggestion
of the Acting President that the salary be handled for July as
for June.

It was moved by Regent Curler that the matter regarding the budg-
et be laid over until the following day.  The motion was carried.

The bills of Braun-Knecht and Heimann of July 26 for one Ains-
worth Analytical Balance, No. 1256, for $125, and of July 30
for one Thompson No. 5 Button Balance, complete, for $306, were
presented, and the Acting President recommended that the same
be paid for from the Mackay Fund, or if possible that one of
them should be paid for from the State Assayer Fund.  The Act-
ing President explained however that they were standard equip-
ment needed in the Mackay School of Mines.  The matter was
referred to the Acting President to take up with the Governor
to learn if it might be possible to have these paid for from
the State Assayer Fund.

The bids from the Porteous Decorating Company and the Reno Wall
Paper and Paint Company for painting Morrill Hall and Hatch
Station were laid over until August 2nd.