08/02/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 2-3, 1917
 



08-02-1917
Volume OE - Pages 69-74

                         Reno, Nevada
                        August 2, 1917

The meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order at 10:30
A.M.

Present:  Regents Curler, Baker, Abel, Sullivan and O'Brien, and
Acting President Lewers.  Mr. Sexton of the Firm of Lewis, Ellery
and Sexton also was present by invitation of the Board, to con-
sult with the Board relative to matters in connection with the
Agricultural building.

Mr. J. Capurro appeared before the Board in behalf of the bid
of Mr. J. Bernasconi for $1960 for the excavation for the Agri-
cultural building.

After a detailed discussion with Messrs. Sexton and Capurro, Dr.
Sullivan offered the following motion:  I move you that the bid
of J. Barnasconi for $1960, being the lowest bid for the excava-
tion of the Agricultural building, be accepted (see File 6-4).
Vote:

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

Mr. A. M. Keefer appeared before the Board.  It was moved by
Regent Curler that the check of Mr. Keefer, the unsucessful bid-
der for the excavation of the Agricultural building, be endorsed
and returned to him.  Motion was carried.

After further discussion regarding the plans for the Agricultural
building, the Chairman placed before the Board the following bids
for lumber:

    Pope Talbot Co. of San Francisco                   $5505.00*
    The Christiansen Lumber Co. of San Francisco       $5314.00*
    The Charles Nelson Co. of San Francisco            $5566.13*
    Porland Lumber Co. of San Francisco, do            $5166.02
    Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Co. Reno               $4870.00**
    Union Mill and Lumber Co.                          $5819.95**
    Clio Lumber Co.                                    $5772.00

    *   F. O. B. Reno
    **  F. O. B. Job

After discussion of the bids it was moved by Regent Baker that
they be referred to the architect who should report in the after-
noon which was the best bid.

Bids for the plumbing for the Agricultural building were dis-
cussed and it was moved by Regent O'Brien that the matter of
the plumbing and hardware for the Agricultural building be re-
ferred to the Acting President and if he deem it expedient he
is authorized to enter into contracts for the purchase of the
necessary plumbing materials and hardware rather than leave it
to the general contractor.  Vote:

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

The Chairman read a letter dated August 2, 1917 from Comptroller
Gorman.  After discussion it was moved by Regent Baker:  That it
is the sense of the Board of Regents that their funds now on
deposit in the banks should be protected in the same manner as
City, County and State funds are protected by requiring a deposit
with the State Treasurer of bonds equal in par value to the value
of the amounts on deposit, and that the Board should receive in-
terest from 2% to 3% per annum on the larger amounts that remain
in those banks, and the matter is referred to the Comptroller of
the University to make such arrangements as he can with the banks
and report to the Board at its next meeting.  Motion was carried.

The Board took a recess until 2:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 2:30 P.M.

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

The Chairman read the resignation of Mr. George H. Taylor, dated
August 2, 1917, as Secretary of the Board of Regents, to take
place at once.  It was moved by Regent Baker that the resignation
of Mr. Taylor be accepted.  Vote:

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

It was moved by Regent Curler that Mrs. Louise Blaney be elected
Secretary of the Board with the compensation the Board has here-
tofore been paying for a Secretary, and that Mr. George H. Taylor
in recognition of long and faithful service be made Secretary
Emeritus of the Board, effective August 2, 1917.  Vote:

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

The Chairman read to the Board a copy of his letter dated July
12, 1917 to Attorney General George B. Thatcher, asking that
the Attorney General draw a contract to be entered into between
Walter O. Lewis, architect for the Agricultural building, and
the Regents of the University of Nevada, and placed before the
Board the reply of the Attorney General dated July 31, together
with a copy of the contract.

The contract submitted by the Attorney General not being entire-
ly satisfactory to the Board, Mr. Curler submitted a form of
contract (6-11).

The Board took up discussion on the lumber bids and it was moved
by Regent Baker that the bid of the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber
Co. for lumber for the Agricultural building, for $4870, be ac-
cepted and the Acting President be authorized to enter into a
contract with that firm for said lumber.  Vote:

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

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the form of contract (File 6-11)
between the architect and the Regents submitted by Regent Curler
be approved and that the Chairman and the Secretary of the Board
of Regents be authorized to execute the same for and on behalf of
the Board of Regents.  Vote:

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

After discussion with Mr. J. Barnasconi and the architect rela-
tive to the excavation for the Agricultural building, it was
moved by Regent O'Brien that the form of contract and bond sub-
mitted by the architect for the excavation of the Agricultural
building be accepted and that the Chairman and the Secretary
of the Board be authorized to execute the same for and on be-
half of the Board of Regents.  Vote:

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

A letter dated August 1, 1917 from the Stockgrowers and Ranchers
Bank of Reno was read to the Board, in which the bank asked to
be considered as a depository for a part of the University funds.
It was moved by Regent Curler that the matter be referred to the
Comptroller who was to act in accordance with instructions here-
tofore given him.  Motion was carried.

It was moved by Regent Curler that the Acting President of the
University be authorized, empowered and instructed in connection
with the architect to prepare an ad for bids for the construction
of the Agricultural building and publish the same for a period of
20 days from August 4, 1917 (August 24).  Vote:

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

A letter from Dr. F. C. Lincoln, dated July 30, 1917, relative
to providing rooms for the Tonopah School of Mines was read to
the Board.  It was moved by Regent Curler that the matter of
renting quarters for the Tonopah School of Mines be referred
to Acting President Lewers.  The motion carried, all voting aye.

The Chairman read to the Board letters dated July 31 and August
1 from Dr. F. C. Lincoln regarding his appointment as State
Assayer and also a copy of Dr. Lincoln's report to Governor
Boyle regarding the work of the office to date.  After discus-
sion it was moved by Regent Curler that the appointment by the
Governor of Dr. F. C. Lincoln as State Assayer be approved for
the present, the Board reserving the right to request the Gov-
ernor to change his appointment at any time if in the opinion
of the Board it seems necessary.  The motion was unanimously
carried.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the report of Dr. Francis
Church Lincoln, dated August 1, 1917, regarding the work of the
Assayers Office (File 6-14) be received and placed on file.
Motion was carried.

A letter from Dr. Romanzo Adams, Chairman of the Library Com-
mittee, dated August 1, 1917, was received and placed on file
(File 6-15).

A letter dated August 2 from Comptroller C. H. Gorman regarding
the salaries of J. Michon, R. O. Weed and E. H. Vance was re-
ferred to the President (File 6-16).

A letter from former Coach Jack Glascock, dated July 26, 1917,
to the Chairman was read to the Board (File 6-17).  It was order-
ed that the letter be received and placed on file and that the
Chairman of the Board of Regents be authorized and directed to
answer the letter, the understanding of the Board being that he
was here for the year only and that his contract expired at the
end of the year, and not that he was "fired".

The matter of the bids for the painting of Morrill Hall and Hatch
Station were taken up.  It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the
bid of the Reno Wall Paper and Paint Company for painting Morrill
Hall for the sum of $393.20 be accepted and that the Acting Pres-
ident be authorized to enter into a contract on behalf of the
Board for the performance of the work.  Vote:

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

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the bid of the Porteous Decora-
ting Company for painting Hatch Station for $225.00 be accepted
and that the Acting President be authorized to enter into a
contract with that firm for the performance of the work.  Vote:

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

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the Board take a recess until
August 24, 1917 at 10 o'clock A.M.

                             J. F. Abel
                             Chairman

Louise Blaney
Secretary