UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 6 - Pages 30-33
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
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
Of the above students, the following are attending under:
First Term Second Term
G. I. Bill 214 165
Vocational Rehabilitation 11 10
Manzanita Hall First Term Second Term
Students 53 15
Adults 1 1
Artemisia Hall First Term Second Term
Students 57 43
Adults 1 1
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)
Couples - 36
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
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
A. Recommendations for Degrees
B. Recommendations on Personnel
1) That, effective September 1, 1947, Mrs. Edith J. Holmes
be appointed as Order Librarian at a salary of $3000 per
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.
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.
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.
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.
7) That, effective September 1, 1947, Robert Tate be ap-
pointed as Assistant Professor of Music at a salary of
$3800 per year.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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-
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
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-
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.