08/03/1918

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

August 3-4, 1918 



08-03-1918
Volume OE - Pages 152-153

                         Reno, Nevada
                        August 3, 1918

The Finance Committee of the Board of Regents met at 11:30 on
August 3rd in the Office of the President of the University and
was called to order by Chairman Baker.

Present:  Regents Baker, O'Brien and Sullivan and President
Clark.

The President explained that the purpose of the meeting was to
consider matters relating to future and larger training detach-
ments at the University.  He stated that the University faced
the alternative of either having no further training detachments
after the middle of October, 1918, or of having training detach-
ments continuously by the assurance of the Committee on Educa-
tion and Special Training that it would sent continuously detach-
ments if the University would provide suitable barracks to house
and mess the men.  The President further stated that he had
opened negotiations with the Board of Examiners and that the
Board of Examiners were ready to authorize the Board of Regents
to negotiate a loan not to exceed $15,000 for the purpose of
erecting necessary barracks to care for the future training de-
tachments.

The matter was discussed and the following petition to the Board
of Examiners was offered by Dr. Sullivan:

To the Honorable Board of Examiners
Carson City, Nevada

The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada petitions the
Honorable Board of Examiners of the State of Nevada, as follows:

Because of the following facts, namely:

1.  The University of Nevada cannot after October provide for
    further training detachments of U. S. soldiers without too
    seriously interfering with the regular University work unless
    special buildings are provided in which to care for the men
    of future training detachments.

2.  The Committee on Education and Special Training of the War
    Department, which Committee has control of all the assign-
    ments of special training detachments to Colleges and Univer-
    sities has given assurance to the University of Nevada au-
    thorities that this Committee will assign continuously to
    the University of Nevada training detachments of not less
    than two hundred (200) men provided that suitable buildings
    are erected to care for such detachments.

3.  The Committee on Education and Special Training has approved
    the plan of building barracks at the University of Nevada.

The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada hereby petitions
the Honorable Board of Examiners of the State of Nevada to au-
thorize the Board of Regents to incur expenditures and contract
bills in excess of their appropriation in a sum not to exceed
Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for the purpose of erecting
on the Campus of the University buildings necessary to provide
for training detachment of not to exceed two hundred and fifty
(250) soldiers to be sent by the United States Government.

The Board of Regents presents this petition because it believes
an important opportunity of war emergency service is offered to
it and because it has no funds which it can devote to the build-
ing of soldier barracks.

Signed for the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada.

                         /s/ Edna C. Baker
                             Chairman, Finance Committee

                         /s/ John J. Sullivan, M. D.

                         /s/ J. W. O'Brien

It was moved by Regent OBrien that the petition be approved and
that the same be signed and sent to the Board of Examiners.
Vote:

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

It was moved by Mr. O'Brien that President Clark be authorized
to make negotiations for the loan for the purpose of erecting
proper barracks necessary for future training detachments, and
to make arrangements for contracting for the building and equip-
ping the same and to report to the Board of Regents at a later
meeting.  Vote.

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

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

                             Edna C. Baker
                             Chairman

Louise Blaney
Secretary