08/02/1941

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

August 2-3, 1941 



08-02-1941
Volume 5 - Pages 324-329

                       REGENTS MEETING
                       August 2, 1941

Meeting called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Chairman Ross.  Present:
Mrs. Wardin, Judge Brown, Dr. Olmsted, Mr. Williams, Mr. Ross,
Mr. Gorman, President Hartman, Majorie Gusewelle and Robert
Bennyhoff, reporters, and bidders, contractors, architects, etc.

At this time bids were opened on the Gymnasium building as fol-
lows:

             Greenfield Construction Co.   $415,252.27
             Schuler & Mc Donald            395,000.00
             M. R. Peterson                 359,319.00
             Ludwig Flyge                   Cost plus 10% basis

These bids were referred to Comptroller Gorman, architects and
Mr. Friedhoff for compilation and comparison, to be reported back
later in the meeting.

Bids were opened on the proposed addition to the University
Hospital as follows:

    Markwart Company, Sacto.    $9,083    (with linoleum $9,393)
    Boudwin Walker Const. Co.    9,898    $575.00 $231.00 $490.00
    Cannara Building Co.         8,799     551.73  240.20  379.00
    G. Panicari                  8,723     526.73  310.00  493.00
    Joyce's Studio (linoleum only) 670

The bids were referred to the Comptroller and architect for com-
pilation, etc., to be reported on later in the meeting.

Dr. Olmstead moved that the minutes of the June 6 meeting be ap-
proved.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read:  Letters of thanks from the Shaughnessy and
Hood families; a letter from Miss Riegelhuth thanking Regents
for increase in salary; letter from Summer Session student, Miss
Sarah Jones, congratulating University upon the Summer Session;
letters from William R. Beemer, Mrs. Kidder (granddaughter of Mr.
Sessions), Delle Boyd, Judge Norcross, Ralph Stubbs, Herbert C.
Jones and S. E. Ross to Mr. Higginbotham in re. pictures of 50th
anniversary celebration; letter from Augustine Jones thanking
University for copy of Artemisia; letter from Tom Brown.

Dr. Hartman asked for permission to collect some of the defaulted
David Russell loans by placing the notes in the hands of a col-
lection agency or attorney.  Mr. Ross suggested placing a time
limit on payment of note and then turning it over to a collector
if still not paid.  Mr. Williams moved that Dr. Hartman be grant-
ed authority to collect notes as requested.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman brought up the matter of scholarship rulings - all
scholarships at the University are awarded to students for the
coming year on the basis of their being registered students at
the University at that time, and cannot be collected otherwise.
Mrs. Wardin moved approval of Dr. Hartman's interpretation of
the ruling.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Bids on the heating plant were opened as follows:

    Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating Co.    $4,934 (work to be com-
        (Mr. Kinsley)                           pleted before
                                                Oct. 15, 1941)
    W. E. Humes                         $7,810

Bids referred to Comptroller for compilation.  Mr. Gaynor of
Simonson's engineering firm was introduced at this time and was
of the opinion that the Hillcrest bid was too low.

Dr. Hartman presented William H. Davidson's letter of resignation
and his letter in reply.  Dr. Olmsted moved that Mr. Davidson's
resignation be accepted.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended:

(a)  The appointment of Miss Mildred Klaus to give 2 hours per
     week on Saturdays for teacher training in commercial sub-
     jects at a cost of $125 per semester, effective September 1,
     1941.
(b)  The appointment of Miss Karen Bratton in Library at a sal-
     ary of $110 a month for 12 months, effective September 1,
     1941.
(c)  The appointment of Mrs. Alene R. De Ruff at $110 a month for
     10 months, effective September 1, 1941.
(d)  The employment of Mrs. Precious Nash Johnson in the Library
     at $110 a month for 10 months, effective September 1, 1941.
(e)  The appointment of Catherine Austin as a Fellow in the De-
     partment of Physical Education for Women at a salary of $600
     per year, payable in 10 monthly installments beginning
     September 1, 1941.
(f)  The appointment of Holly E. Mertel of Drury College, Spring-
     field, Missouri, as a Fellow in Chemistry for the year 1941-
     42, at a salary of $600 per year, payable in 10 monthly pay-
     ments beginning September 1, 1941.

Judge Brown moved approval of these recommendations.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that the proposal of Professor Frandsen
that he be granted the privilege of retiring as Professor of
Biology and Head of the Department of Biology on January 1, 1942
under the provisions of the Retirement and Pension Plan now in
force, be approved - Professor Frandsen to be paid between August
1 and January 1 the difference between his present salary of
$3600 per year and the salary to be paid to a new Instructor in
Biology, namely $1800 per year.  Mrs. Wardin moved that this rec-
ommendation be approved.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin suggested that a letter be written to Dr. Frandsen
expressing the appreciation of his long years of service and re-
gret at his resignation.  Mr. Williams moved approval of this
suggestion.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the appointment of Frank Richardson as
an Instructor in Biology at a salary of $150 per month beginning
August 15, 1941.  Mr. Ross moved approval of this recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the appointment of James Richard Van Dyke
as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at a salary of
$2500 per year, effective August 15, 1941.  Judge Brown moved ap-
proval of this recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Professor Post be permitted to order
60 coats for Band members to be paid for ultimately by the Gov-
ernment but to be carried on the Revolving Fund until paid for.
Mrs. Wardin moved approval.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman introduced Professor Church's letter regarding the
Nevada Art Gallery Incorporated.  Mr. Ross moved approval of Dr.
Hartman's recommendation that a committee be appointed from the
Board members to study this letter and report back on it at a
future meeting.  Mrs. Wardin, Dr. Olmsted and Mr. William ap-
pointed by Chairman Ross to serve on this committee.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman presented the problem of William Pohl, former plumber
for the University, now in the Veterans's Hospital and dependent
upon the University for the support of his wife and 2 children.
Mr. Williams moved that his salary be continued to him, as in the
past, until the next Board meeting, so long as his absence does
not entail hiring another plumber.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman announced the gift of the economics library of Pro-
fessor E. G. Sutherland, comprising over 500 volumes.  Dr. Hart-
man read his letter to Professor Sutherland, thanking him for
this gift.  Mrs. Wardin moved that a letter of thanks be written
to Professor Sutherland on behalf of the Regents.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman presented the matter of extra pay for William H.
Davidson and Clark Amens for the work they did during the Spring
semester in taking over the teaching work of the late Dean
Sibley.  Dr. Hartman asked for authorization to have the Comp-
troller pay $450 for this work - proportion for each man to be
decided upon when more information is available.  Dr. Olmsted
moved approval of this recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Mr. Buckman advising him that the
salaries of the following people have been raised $5 per month,
effective July 1, 1941, to the following amounts:  Florence
Erickson, $120, Phoebe Gillette, $100, Ellen Hoffman, $100,
Marguerite Mariluch, $110, and John Patti, $115.  Mr. Williams
moved approval of Mr. Buckman's recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Meeting recessed at 12:10.  Reconvened at 1:40 P.M. as a Board of
Control.  Board of Regents meeting continued at 1:50 P.M.

Mr. Ross read the financial statement for period ending December
31, 1941:

    June 30 Total Balance on Hand                $ 48,714.31
    Total Estimated Income                         93,000.00
    Total Funds Available to December 31, 1941   $141,714.31
    Total Estimated Expenditures                  157,000.00
    Over-Expenditure December 31, 1941           $ 15,285.69

Mr. Ross read Comptroller's report on the Hunt Geological Founda-
tion and recommendation that the principal be kept intact and in-
vested, only the interest to be used when a sufficient amount is
available.  Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the Comptroller's rec-
ommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Ross read the Comptroller's report on the General Endowment
Fund as follows:  Profit on Sale of Government Bonds   $3,244.83
                  Contribution of Miss C. M. Beckwith     250.00
                  Total in Endowment Fund              $3,494.83

Dr. Olmsted moved approval of Comptroller's action in placing
profit on sale of government bonds in this fund.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman reported receiving of bids on removal of old boilers
from heating plant as follows:  J. B. Crane, $250 to remove the
boilers - to take the steel for junk; Nevada Fur, Wool and Junk
Company offered $50 for the two boilers in place.  Mrs. Wardin
moved approval of the action of the Comptroller in accepting the
bid of the Nevada Fur, Wool and Junk Company for $50.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved approval of the Executive Committee's action
in the matter of running pipe from the boiler plant to the new
Engineering building and ordering of pipe and conduit on bids.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the action of the Executive Commit-
tee in engaging Mr. William Wagner for steam fitting work with
WPA labor.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved approval of the Executive Committee's action in
accepting the bid of the Iron and Steel Contracting Company of
San Francisco on the steel base for the new boiler, $235.22.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Judge Brown moved approval of the Executive Committee's arrange-
ments with Mr. Humes for the installation of the sump pump, ex-
pansion joints, etc., and completion of all connections in the
new Engineering building up to the manhole outside the Engineer-
ing building, on a cost plus 10% basis, including the furnishing
of the electric motor, sump pump and expansion joints at an ap-
proximate cost of $500.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman reported that Mr. De Longchamps has modified his plans
for the bridge over the Orr Ditch to the new Engineering building
to avoid certain changes in the banks of the Ditch which were ex-
pensive and impractical - the cost of the bridge to remain ap-
proximately the same.  Mr. Williams moved approval of the plans
as modified.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman was instructed to write letters of thanks to officials
of city, county and WPA who aided in installing a new viaduct
across the Orr Ditch to the new Engineering building.

Mr. Gorman reported on the disposition of the Hospital Funds.

Mr. Gaynor reported on the heating plant and stated that the bid
of the Hillcrest Heating and Plumbing Company seemed perfectly
satisfactory.

Mr. Gorman presented Mr. Simonson's bill for services on the
heating plant - 6% of total cost, 60% of which is now due.  Dr.
Olmsted moved approval of bill for $650 - 1st payment on Mr.
Simonson's fee.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the Chairman be authorized to sign the
contract with Mr. Kinsley of Hillcrest Heating and Plumbing
Company for the heating plant when Mr. Kinsley files the neces-
sary bonds.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved acceptance of the base bid of M. R. Peterson
on the Gymnasium, including alternates numbers 1 to 9, except
number 5 - in which case number 8 becomes $13,000 instead of
$22,918 - making a base bid of approximately $250,000, the Pres-
ident, Comptroller and Chairman of the Board to make such ad-
ditions within the appropriation of $290,000 as are possible,
in consultation with Mr. De Longchamps and Mr. O'Brien.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Peterson bid less alternates       $250,000
Steel (estimated)                    30,000        $280,000
Architect's total fee 6%,
    60% due now                      10,080
Less 2 payments                       7,000           3,080

Mrs. Wardin moved that the Comptroller be authorized to make
payment of $3,080 to architect De Longchamps.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Parsons reported on the Hospital bids.

Dr. Olmsted moved that the Chairman be authorized to sign the
contract with Mr. Panicari on the base bid, when the papers,
bonds, etc. are all in order and have the approval of the Chair-
man and the President.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Regents approved payment of $325 fee due Mr. Parsons as architect
for the Hospital addition.

Dr. Hartman read letter sent to all staff members concerning af-
fidavits that they are not in favor of overthrow of the U. S.
Government, which all staff members must sign.

Meeting adjourned at 4:05 P.M. with the understanding that the
next regular meeting will be held September 24.