08/02/1947

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

August 2-3, 1947 



08-02-1947
Volume 6 - Pages 30-33

                       REGENTS MEETING
                       August 2, 1947

The regular meeting of the Board was called to order by Chairman
Ross at 9:20 A.M., in the President's office.  Present:  Regents
Henningsen, Sheerin, Hilliard, Ross; Comptroller Gorman and
President Moseley.  A telegram from Mr. Cahlan, expressing regret
that business commitments prevent his being present, was read by
Chairman Ross.

Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the previous meeting, June 6-7, 1947, be dispensed
with and that they be approved as submitted.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment - Summer Session

    First Term                     Second Term

    Men          307               Men           246
    Women        218               Women         140
                 525                             386

    Of the above students, the following are attending under:

                                   First Term     Second Term

        G. I. Bill                    214            165
        Vocational Rehabilitation      11             10
                                      225            175

B.  Housing

    Manzanita Hall         First Term         Second Term
    Students                   53                15
    Adults                      1                 1
                               54                16

    Artemisia Hall         First Term         Second Term
    Students                   57                43
    Adults                      1                 1
                               58                44

    Lincoln Hall           First Term         Second Term
    Students                   65                65

    Highland Terrace Housing Units
    Dormitory No. 27  Students  29
    Dormitory No. 28  Students  27
                                56 each Term of Summer Session

    Campus Housing Units
    Couples - 103 (9 apartments reserved for faculty)

    Trailer Court
    Couples - 36

    Conferences Housed
    June 13 - San Jose State Teachers Group - 34 women (Artem)
    July  3 - San Jose State Teachers Group - 34 women (Artem)
    July 27 - August 2 - Western Institute of
              Trade Association Executives  - 20 women (Artem)
                                              84 men   (Manz)
                                               6 men   (Lincoln)
    August 24 - 30 - State Vocational
              Agricultural Institute        - 30 women (Artemz0

C.  Personnel

    Pursuant to the action of the Board on April 12, 1947, the
    following Departmental Chairmen have been appointed for the
    academic year 1947-48:

    College of Arts and Science

    Art                            :  No one to be appointed
    Biology                        :  Dr. E. W. Lowrance
    Chemistry                      :  Dr. George Sears
    Economics, Business & Sociology:  Dr. E. L. Inwood
    Education                      :  Dean F. W. Traner
    English                        :  Dr. Robert M. Gorrell
    Foreign Languages              :  Dr. B. F. Chappelle
    History                        :  Dr. C. R. Hicks
    Journalism                     :  Mr. A. L. Higginbotham
    Mathematics                    :  Dr. E. M. Beesley
    Military                       :  Colonel G. E. Parker
    Music                          :  Mr. T. H. Post
    Philosophy                     :  Dr. R. C. Thompson
    Physical Education Women       :  Miss Elsa Sameth
    Physical Education Men         :  Mr. J. E. Martie
    Physics                        :  Dr. S. W. Leifson
    Psychology                     :  Dr. J. R. Young

    College of Engineering

    Civil Engineering              :  Mr. H. B. Blodgett
    Electrical Engineering         :  Mr. I. J. Sandorf
    Geological Engineering         :  Dr. V. P. Gianella
    Mechanical Engineering         :  Mr. J. R. Van Dyke
    Metallurgical Engineering      :  Mr. W. S. Palmer
    Mining Engineering             :  Mr. J. A. Carpenter

    College of Agriculture

    Agricultural Economics         :  Dr. Eldon E. Wittwer
    Agronomy                       :  Mr. Victor E. Spencer
    Animal Husbandry               :  Mr. Frederick W. Wilson
    Home Economics                 :  Miss Mildred E. Swift

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    None.

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Library

     1)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Mrs. Edith J. Holmes
         be appointed as Order Librarian at a salary of $3000 per
         year.

    Biology

     2)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Richard G. Miller be
         appointed as Instructor in Biology at a salary of $2500
         for the academic year 1947-48.

    Education

     3)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Paul Holm Jensen be
         appointed as Instructor in Education at a salary of
         $3000 for the academic year 1947-48.

     4)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Raymond Guild Gray
         be appointed as Lecturer in Education at a salary of
         $3500 for the academic year 1947-48.

    English

     5)  That, effective July 31, 1947, the resignation of
         William C. Miller be accepted.  Dr. Miller has accepted
         a position with the Alabama Polytechnic Institute.

    Mathematics

     6)  That, effective September 1, 1947, E. Allen Davis be
         appointed as Instructor in Mathematics at a salary of
         $3000 for the academic year 1947-48.

    Music

     7)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Robert Tate be ap-
         pointed as Assistant Professor of Music at a salary of
         $3800 per year.

    Physics

     8)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Joseph Addison Smith
         be appointed as Fellow in Physics at a salary of $900
         for the academic year 1947-48 with freedom from payment
         of tuition and fees.

    Electrical Engineering

     9)  That, effective September 1, 1947, William R. Fair be
         appointed as Instructor in Electrical Engineering at a
         salary of $3000 for the academic year 1947-48.

    Geological Engineering

    10)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Gordon E. Jacober be
         appointed as Assistant Professor of Geology at a salary
         of $3200 per year.

    Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the above items
    1 to 10, inclusive, be approved, and further, referring to
    item no. 5, the resignation of Dr. Miller be accepted with
    reluctance; and that, should he so desire, he may return to
    the University of Nevada in the Fall of 1948.

    Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that Dr. Miller
    be paid the sum of $93.33 for services with Campus Players
    over the period of years which he served the University of
    Nevada.

Nevada State Bureau of Mines - President Moseley stated that the
reason for presenting the matter to the Board was that Professor
Wheeler had been notified that, effective July 1, 1947, his serv-
ices with the Bureau of Mines would no longer be needed.  The
budget was prepared with the understanding that Professor Wheeler
would serve the Bureau of Mines half time and would receive half
of his salary from them.

Dean Palmer, Dean Wood, Director Carpenter, Professor Gianella
and Professor Wheeler were invited to come into the meeting.  The
matter was presented for discussion and a decision reached, as
follows:

    Mr. Hilliard's motion passed unanimously that Dr. Wheeler be
    placed on full time teaching basis with his present rank of
    Associate Professor of Geology and at his present salary of
    $4500 per academic year from instructional funds, and that
    he be given charge of Summer field courses in Geology, the
    salary to be paid from the accumulated surplus in the Hunt
    Fund.

Dr. Wheeler, at this August 2nd meeting of the Board, resigned
from the State Bureau of Mines to devote full time to teaching.

President Moseley was instructed to gather together the corres-
pondence pertaining to the establishment of the Hunt Fund and
the Hunt gifts for the information and consideration of the
Board at a later meeting.

State Planning Board met with the Regents at 10:25 A.M.  Present
from the Planning Board were:  Mr. Holcomb, Chairman; Mr. Mac
Kenzie, Professor Carpenter, State Engineer Smith, Mr. Jefferson,
Mr. Caton, Mr. Pistore of Headman, Ferguson & Carollo and Messrs.
Lockhard and Keller of Blanchard, Maher & Lockhard, were also
present.

Mr. Holcomb explained the position of the State Planning Board in
in calling in the firm of Blanchard, Maher & Lockhard, saying
that they took up where Headman, Ferguson & Carollo left off,
with the view of cutting expense wherever possible, and that Mr.
Lockhard and Mr. Keller had recommended the use of pre-sealed
conduits instead of walk-in or crawl-in tunnels, thus bringing
the total estimated cost to $314,000 from the figure of $405,000
as estimated by Headman, Ferguson & Carollo.  There is, at the
present time, $326,000 available from the State Appropriation for
construction of a Heating Plant.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Board ask for
alternate bids on the two sets of plans and that the bids be
considered at a later meeting of the Board of Regents with the
help of the State Planning Board.

As to whether or not the plans and specifications for a separate
heating system for the President's House and the installation of
a hot water system at the University Dining Hall should be sub-
mitted to the State Planning Board, Chairman Holcomb reported
that the Attorney General has ruled that in all matters where the
funds are provided from sources other than State Appropriations,
the State Planning Board has no jurisdiction.

Comptroller's Report and Recommendations:

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the following
list of claims as approved by the Executive Committee, be ap-
proved:

    List No. 13, dated June 30, 1947, covering State Claims
    67-174 to 67-182, inclusive, for a total of $25,961.23.

    List No. 14, dated June 30, 1947, covering Regents Checks
    67-330 to 67-362, inclusive, for a total of $141,873.86.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following list
of claims, as submitted herewith, be approved:

    List No. 1, dated July 31, 1947, covering State Claims
    78-1 to 78-25, inclusive, for a total of $56,180.99.

    List No. 1, dated July 31, 1947, covering Regents Checks
    78-1 to 78-24, inclusive, for a total of $116,876.95.

Salary Adjustments - As a preliminary to putting the faculty on a
10-month basis beginning September 1, 1948, the following adjust-
ments were necessary in order to end each person's year of serv-
ice on June 30th.

Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that these salary ad-
justments be approved and that the Comptroller be instructed to
make payments at the end of the present academic year.

                           Entered Service              Due

Billings, W. D.         Aug.  1, 1938 @$1800        $  150.00
Blodgett, H. B.         Feb.  1, 1947 @$4200           350.00
Brown, Harold N.        Aug.  1, 1930 @$2700           225.00
Carpenter, J. A.        Aug.  1, 1926 @$3750           312.50
Dunn, L. E.             Feb.  1, 1947 @$3800           316.66
Gottardi, John R.       Sep.  1, 1922 @$1500
                              (2 mos. @$ 125)          250.00
Hammond, C. W.          Feb.  1, 1947 @$3300           275.00
Higginbotham, A. L.     Sep.  1, 1923 @$2000
                              (2 mos. @$ 166.66)       333.32
Irwin, Ralph            Aug.  1, 1929 @$1800           150.00
Lehenbauer, P. A.       Sep.  1, 1922 @$2750
                              (2 mos. @$ 227.50)       455.00
Leifson, S. W.          Aug.  1, 1925 @$2000           166.66
Martie, J. E.           Sep.  1, 1923 @$2400
                              (2 mos. @$ 200)          400.00
Plumley, A. J.          Aug.  1, 1931 @$1800           150.00
Post, Theodore          Aug.  1, 1927 @$3600           300.00
Ruebsam, Edith          Aug.  1, 1925 @$2700           225.00
Scranton, Chester       Aug.  1, 1928 @$2400           200.00
Smith, C. C.            Aug.  1, 1929 @$1900           158.33
Sutherland, E. G.       Sep.  1, 1939 @$1800
                              (2 mos. @$ 150)          300.00
Swift, Mildred          Sep.  1, 1942 @$3200
                              (2 mos. @$ 266.66)       533.32
Van Dyke, J. R.         Aug. 15, 1941 @$2500           208.33
Webster, M. J.          Aug.  1, 1929 @$1700           141.68
Wood, Fredrick          Aug.  1, 1932 @$3000           250.00
                                                    $5,850.80

Orr Ditch - In view of the importance of the removal of 3000 ft.
of the Orr Ditch from the University Campus, motion of Mr.
Sheerin passed unanimously that the Comptroller, the President
and the Chairman of the Board as Head of the Buildings and
Grounds Committee, be authorized to proceed with the installa-
tion of an inverted siphon at a cost of approximately $15,000.

Ghiglieri Salary - In the recommendations for salary increases
considered at the last meeting of the Board Miss Gloria Ghiglieri
was listed as a Typist at $160 per month, and should have been
listed as a Stenographer.

Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that, effective July 1,
1947, salary of Miss Ghiglieri be fixed at $175 per month, upon
receipt by the President of a letter from Director Fleming recom-
mending such a salary increase.

Wilson Salary - The $500 Summer salary granted to F. W. Wilson at
the last meeting of the Board is not payable from Federal funds
of the Agricultural Extension Division because there is no ap-
proved project covering the work Mr. Wilson is doing.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Comptroller be
authorized to pay the July and August installments of $250 each,
of Professor Wilson's salary from the State Cooperative Fund - a
portion of the Public Service State Tax.

Allison Ditch Matter - Referring to the claim of Bert Allison for
$560 for the construction of a concrete wall on the south side of
an irrigating ditch on his property (see minutes of June 6-7,
1947), motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the Uni-
versity of Nevada assume payment on the basis of $1 per foot,
provided Mr. Allison pays the balance of 40 cents per foot.

Dining Hall - Plans and specifications for the Dining Hall hot
water system and the addition to the building, prepared by Archi-
tect Russell Mills, were presented to the Board and referred to
Attorney Hilliard for legal check.

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the Comptroller
be authorized to ask for bids on the above plans and specifica-
tions.

Chairman Ross read a letter from Regent John Cahlan stating his
views on the University Heating Plant.

Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the letter be
placed in the Regents' file, and it was so ordered.

Maclin B. Summers - Receipt of letter copies referring to Mr.
Summers' appeal for a scholarship was acknowledged.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the matter be
included in the agenda for the next regular meeting of the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 12:20 P.M. and the next meeting was set
for October, unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman.