08/17/1957

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 17-18, 1957




08-17-1957
Volume 7 - Pages 350-368

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
August 17, 1957

The Board of Regents met in regular session in Room 205, Morrill
Hall, University of Nevada, on Saturday, August 17, 1957. Pres-
ent: Regents Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Lombardi,
Grant, Hardy, Sawyer, Thompson and President Stout. Comptroller
Hayden, Engineer Poolman and Academic Vice President Wood were
present for items in their areas. The meeting was called to
order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

Reporters James Hulse of the Nevada State Journal and Bryn
Armstrong of the Reno Evening Gazette covered the meeting.

1. Building Program

By prior agreement, Mr. Frank Green, Architect, met with
the Regents to discuss the dining hall.

Dr. Anderson reported on meetings with the Planning Board.
President Stout, Mr. Poolman, Regents Anderson, Bastian
and Thompson, attended a meeting of the State Planning
Board and the Legislative Commission on the morning of
July 31. At the meeting, the Planning Board delegated 3
of its members to work with 3 members of the Board of Re-
gents as a Joint Committee on University Buildings. That
evening, the Joint Committee, composed of the 3 Regents
and the 3 Planning Board members, met and discussed the
procedure to be followed in the future. On Monday, August
12, a meeting was held with a portion of the Planning Board
representatives and representatives of the architectural
firms. On the evening of August 16, the 3 Regents met
with the Planning Board members and went over the progress
which had been made.

The firm of Vhay and Grow was selected for the men's dormi-
tory.

The firm of Ferris and Erskine had been contacted regarding
the married housing units.

The Dining Hall was discussed with Architect Green.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the proposal of the State Planning Board
be accepted regarding the men's dormitory; that Vhay and
Grow be the architects to prepare the preliminary drawings
at a fee of 1 1/2% of their estimated cost; and that the
Planning Board be notified.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously to approve the Planning Board's recommendation
that Ferris and Erskine be retained as architects for the
married housing units to draw up preliminary plans at a fee
of 1.5% of the estimated cost, and that the Planning Board
be notified.

Motion by Mr. Bastian, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the Planning Board's recommendation be
approved to accept Architect Green's proposal to draw
preliminary plans for the dining hall at a fee of 2%;
and that the Planning Board be notified.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried
unanimously that President Stout contact the Federal Hous-
ing Authority to request an extension of time for submis-
sion of the preliminary plans for 90 days beyond the origi-
nal date of September 10, 1957.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Bastian, carried
unanimously that when the University building program is on
the Regents' agenda, the Planning Board be asked to be rep-
resented, and also request that a member of the University
Engineer's staff be present when the Planning Board meets
to discuss the University building program, or when the
joint University Planning Board Committee meets.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings

Minutes of the regular meeting of June 1, 1957 were approved
as corrected, and the minutes of the Executive Committee
meeting of July 22, 1957 were approved as submitted.

3. Personnel Recommendations

President Stout presented the recommendations on personnel.

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that the personnel recommendations, as follows,
be approved, and that action pertaining to Deans and ad-
ministrative staff be considered separately.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

Appointments as follows:

a) Glenn D. Fulcher as Assistant Professor and Assistant
Agricultural Economist, at a salary of $7300, effective
July 1, 1957 (replacement for Garland P. Wood).

b) E. Irving Hackett as Agricultural Agent, Nye, Esmeralda,
South Lander counties, at a salary rate of $5600, ef-
fective July 15, 1957 (replacement for Robert Madsen).

c) Mary Coy Stanley as Acting Home Agent, Clark County, at
a salary rate of $5250, effective August 1, 1957 (re-
placement for Crystal Strickler).

d) R. M. Pearson as Research Assistant in Agricultural
Chemistry, at a salary of $2300, effective July 1, 1957
(new position).

e) David C. De Vore as Assistant in Research, Farm and
Equipment Service, at a salary of $4000, effective
July 1, 1957 (replacement for Henry Castro).

Reappointments as follows:

a) Marjorie Tregea as Agricultural Writer in Extension
Service, at a salary of $5670, effective July 1, 1957.

b) Henry Melendy as Assistant Animal Husbandman, effective
July 1, 1957, at a salary of $6741.

c) Marvin A. Wade, Senior Laboratory Technician in Animal
Husbandry, effective July 1, 1957, at a salary of $5992.

Resignation as follows:

a) John M. Fenley as Agricultural Agent, Clark County, ef-
fective July 1, 1957, in order that he might accept an
appointment at Cornell University.

b) Dorothy Sidwell as Assistant Professor of Home Economics
effective June 30, 1957.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

Appointments as follows:

a) John R. Urbigkit as Graduate Teaching Fellow in Chem-
istry, at a salary of $1500 for the academic year 1957-
58 (replacement for Gerald Swanson).

b) Donald Dukes Marshall as Fellow in Chemistry, at a
salary of $400 for the Fall semester 1957 (replacement
for Richard Gillette).

c) George Herman as Instructor in English, at a salary of
$5000 for the academic year 1957-58 (new position).

d) Dolores Barracano as Instructor in English, at a salary
of $5000 for the academic year 1957-58 (replacement
for Charles Frank).

e) Robert James Laughter as Instructor in Health, Physical
Education and Athletics, at a salary of $5000 for the
academic year 1957-58 (new position).

f) Marjorie Ann Price as Assistant Professor of Health,
Physical Education and Athletics, at a salary of $5500
for the academic year 1957-58 (replacement for Jacque-
line Wilson).

g) Sidney D. Root, Jr. as Graduate Assistant in Health,
Physical Education and Athletics, at a salary of $1200
for the academic year 1957-58 (replacement for William
P. Montamble).

h) Paul Joe Stimac as Graduate Assistant in Health, Physi-
cal Education and Athletics, at a salary of $1200 for
the academic year 1957-58 (replacement for Charles
Koehler).

i) M. R. Demers as Associate Professor of Mathematics, with
tenure, at a salary of $7000 for the academic year 1957-
58 (replacement for C. Kenneth Bradshaw).

j) Richard H. Dana as Assistant Professor of Psychology and
Sociology, at a salary of $6000 for the academic year
1957-58 (new position).

k) George Barnes as Associate Professor of Physics, at a
salary of $7200 for the academic year 1957-58 (new
position).

l) John Harland Darrah as Graduate Assistant in Physics,
at a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1957-58 (re-
placement for William Colbert, Jr.)

Supplementary Contract as follows:

a) Thomas J. Duffy as Instrument Man in Physics, at a
salary of $850 for July and August 1957.

Change in Status as follows:

a) Harry M. Chase from Lecturer to Assistant Professor
of History and Political Science, effective July 1,
1957. He has now completed all requirements for the
Ph. D. degree at Syracuse University.

Tenure as follows:

a) William K. Macy, Associate Professor of Music, effective
July 1, 1957. Dr. Macy received the Ph. D. degree from
the University of Wisconsin on May 30, 1957.

Resignation as follows:

a) Charles E. Frank, Associate Professor of English, ef-
fective July 1, 1957, to accept a position at Illinois
College.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS

Approval of Contracts as follows:

a) Trinie Erquiaga as Secretary-Bookkeeper to the Graduate
Manager at a salary of $4290, effective July 1, 1957.

b) James Mc Nabney as Graduate Manager and Bookstore
Manager at a salary of $7245, effective July 1, 1957.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Appointments as follows:

a) Kathryn H. Duffy as Assistant Professor, at a salary of
$6400 for the academic year 1957-58 (replacement for
John P. Reed).

b) Charles P. Woods as Assistant Professor, at a salary of
$5700 for the academic year 1957-58 (new position).

Supplementary Contract as follows:

a) Alden J. Plumley as part-time Research Assistant in the
Bureau of Business and Economic Research, at a salary of
$1000 for the period July 1 through August 31, 1957.

Change in Status as follows:

a) Sidney J. Claunch, Jr. from full-time to half-time
teaching and salary status for the academic year 1957-
58, in order that he may complete his work for the
doctorate degree.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Appointment as follows:

a) Robert B. Mc Kee, Jr. as Assistant Professor of Me-
chanical Engineering, at a salary of $6400 for the
academic year 1957-58 (to fill a position which was
unfilled in 1956-57).

Resignation as follows:

a) William L. Garrott as Associate Professor of Electrical
Engineering, effective July 1, 1957.

FOOD AND DRUG CONTROL

Appointments as follows:

a) James L. Trimbell as Water Chemist, effective July 8,
1957, at a salary rate of $400 per month for full-time
service during the Summer months and part-time service
during the school year.

b) Jack L. Howes as Inspector for the Elko-Ely area, at a
salary rate of $4800, effective September 1, 1957 (new
position).

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION - SUMMER SESSION

Appointments as follows:

a) Mildred B. Barnard to teach 2 courses in Education in
the Main Session, at a salary of $800.

b) Sydney Glenn Fossum to teach 2 courses in Art in the
Main Session, at a salary of $810.

Reppointment as follows:

a) Mildred L. Beck to teach a course in School Administra-
tion in the Post Session at a salary of $300.

Supplementary Contracts with regular staff members as
follows:

a) Samuel M. Basta to teach a course in School Administra-
tion in the first week of the Main Session, at a salary
of $50.

b) Asher Wilson to teach 2 courses in Speech in the Main
Session, at a salary of $600.

c) George R. Mc Murray to teach a Language Seminar in the
Long Session, at a salary of $250.

LIBRARY

Change in Status as follows:

a) Herman R. Storm from Associate Catalog Librarian to
Catalog Librarian, effective July 1, 1957, at a salary
of $6000 (to replace Clare L. Johnson).

STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Appointment as follows:

a) Francis V. O'Leary as Technical Assistant, Correspond-
ence, Evening Division and Off-Camus Programs, at a
salary of $4800, effective July 1, 1957.

Change in Status as follows:

a) J. Patrick Kelly, Director of Evening Division and Off-
Campus Programs, and Director of Audio-Visual Communi-
cations, from Instructor to Assistant Professor at a
salary of $8400, effective September 1, 1957.

OFF-CAMPUS SUMMER SESSION

Appointments as follows:

a) Mildred Barnard to teach a course in Education in Elko
at a salary of $150, plus 1/2 transportation San Fran-
cisco to Elko and return.

b) Oscar W. Davison to teach a course in Education in Elko
at a salary of $150, plus 1/2 transportation Los Angeles
to Elko and return.

MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

Appointments as follows:

a) Larry H. Godwin as Graduate Assistant in Geology-
Geography, effective September 1, 1957, at a salary of
$150 per month for half-time work (new position).

b) John R. Coash as Temporary Field Scientist in the Nevada
Bureau of Mines at a salary of $500 per month, effective
July 1, 1957 for a period not to exceed 4 months.

Reappointments as follows:

a) John N. Butler as Research Metallurgist and Professor
of Metallurgy, at a salary of $10,200, effective July
1, 1957.

b) William A. Stewart as Assistant Research Metallurgist,
Atomic Energy Project, at a salary of $550 per month,
effective July 1, 1957.

c) Willmar T. Berg as Laboratory Technician, Atomic
Energy Project, at a salary of $396 per month, effec-
tive July 1, 1957.

d) Robert M. Moyers as Laboratory Technician, Atomic
Energy Project, at a salary of $396 per month, ef-
fective July 1, 1957.

e) Maurice Fritz Freudiger as Laboratory Technician,
Atomic Energy Project, at a salary of $360 per month,
effective July 1, 1957.

Supplementary Contracts as follows:

a) Lon S. Mc Girk as Associate Research Mineralogist,
Atomic Energy Project, at a salary of $600 per month
for August 1957 and June 1958.

b) H. Jerome Seim as Associate Research Chemist, Atomic
Energy Project, at a salary of $687 per month for
August 1957 and June 1958.

c) Robert J. Morris as Associate Research Chemist, Atomic
Energy Project, at a salary of $773 per month for
August 1957 and June 1958.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION

Appointments as follows:

a) Lucy Bassett as Assistant Professor of Biology, at a
salary of $6900 for the academic year 1957-58 (re-
placement for Fred Ryser, transferred to Reno).

b) Alice L. D'Amelio as Instructor in Women's Physical
Education at a salary of $5300 for the academic year
1957-58.

c) Eugenie Mitchell as Student Counselor and Instructor
in Psychology and Sociology, at a salary of $5000 for
the academic year 1957-58 (new position).

Change in Status as follows:

a) Herbert A. Derfelt, Assistant Professor in Education,
from the Reno Campus to the Las Vegas Campus, at a
salary of $6800 for the academic year 1957-58 (new
position).

Resignation as follows:

a) Mary Lee Bundy as Librarian, effective July 1, 1957,
in order that she may take advantage of an opportunity
to work toward her doctorate degree.

LAS VEGAS SUMMER SESSION

Supplementary Contracts as follows:

a) Aaron Butler to teach a course in Business Administra-
tion, at a salary of $312.50.

b) Fred A. Ryser to teach 2 courses in Biology, at a
salary of $500.

c) Sigrid Moe to teach a course in Speech, at a salary of
$300.

LAS VEGAS EVENING DIVISION

Reappointments as follows:

a) Paul Arenaz to teach a course in Spanish in the Fall
semester 1957, at a salary of $562.50.

b) Howard Babcock to teach a course in Business Adminis-
tration in the Fall semester 1957, at a salary of
$337.50.

c) Ray Germain to teach a course in Journalism in the Fall
semester 1957, at a salary of $525.

d) Jay Jeffers to teach 2 courses in Physical Geology-
Geography in the Fall semester 1957, at a salary of
$675.

e) Charles Ross to teach 2 courses in Art in the Fall
semester 1957, at a salary of $787.50.

f) Chester Sobsey to teach 2 courses in Journalism in the
Fall semester 1957, at a salary of $675.

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN - 1957-58

Agricultural College

Agricultural Information Burdette Peterson
Agricultural Chemistry Walter B. Dye
Agricultural Economics John L. Fischer
Agricultural Educ. & Mech. Howard H. Christensen
Agronomy & Range Management Joseph H. Robertson
Animal Husbandry Daniel W. Cassard
Soils & Plant Nutrition L. E. Dunn
Veterinary Science Kenneth L. Kuttler
Home Economics (Reorganization Pending)

College of Arts & Science

Art J. Craig Sheppard
Biology Ira La Rivers
Chemistry Loring Williams
English Robert M. Gorrell
Foreign Language John R. Gottardi
Health, Phys. Educ. & Athl. G. A. Broten
History & Political Science Russell R. Elliott
Journalism A. L. Higginbotham
Mathematics E. M. Beesley
Military Science & Tactics Charles E. Ronan
Music William K. Macy
Philosophy Robert T. Roelofs
Physics S. W. Leifson
Psychology & Sociology Paul F. Secord
Speech & Drama Robert S. Griffin

College of Education

Elementary Education Roy De Verl Willey
General Professional Education Harold N. Brown
Secondary Education Burton C. Newbry
School Admin. & Supervision Thomas T. Tucker

College of Engineering

Civil Engineering John A. Bonell, Jr.
Electrical Engineering (Reorganization Pending)
Mechanical Engineering James R. Van Dyke

Mackay School of Mines

Geology-Geography E. Richard Larson
Metallurgy John S. Winston
Mining William I. Smyth

The following Colleges are not organized by Academic
Departments:

Business Administration
Graduate School
Orvis School of Nursing
Southern Regional Division
Statewide Development

President Stout called on Dr. Wood to discuss the process
used in the selection of the present candidate for Dean of
the School of Nursing.

Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried unani-
mously that Helen H. Gilkey be appointed Professor and Dean
of the Orvis School of Nursing at a salary rate of $10,000,
effective January 1, 1958, to replace Doris Yingling.

President Stout discussed his recommendation of Howard
Blodgett as Dean of the College of Engineering.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Bastian, carried with
the following vote, that Howard B. Blodgett be appointed
Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering, effective
July 1, 1957, at a salary of $12,200, to replace Stanley
Palmer. Vote:

"Aye" - Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant,
Hardy, Lombardi, Sawyer
"No " - Thompson

President Stout discussed the recommendation of William D.
Carlson as Dean of the Southern Regional Division of the
University.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
unanimously that William D. Carlson be appointed Dean of
the Southern Regional Division, effective July 1, 1957,
with no change in salary status, to replace James Dickinson,
who returned to full-time teaching.

President Stout discussed the recommendation of Sam Basta
as Dean of Student Affairs.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that Samuel Basta be appointed Dean of Student
Affairs, effective July 1, 1957, at a salary of $10,200,
to replace William Carlson.

The Board recessed at 12:15 noon.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 2:20 P.M. with those
present who were at the morning session.

President Stout reported that the case of William C. Miller
had been reviewed and that the vote of the Department
Chairman was 9 in favor and 5 against promotion. The vote
of the Academic Committee was 0 in favor and 7 against
promotion. These votes combined total 9 in favor and 12
against. Therefore, President Stout recommended that
William C. Miller not be promoted to full Professor.

Mr. Sawyer reviewed the situation leading to his motion
concerning Dr. Miller.

Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried with
the following vote, that William C. Miller be promoted to
the rank of Professor and increased in salary by $200,
making his salary for the 1957-58 year $7970.

"Aye" - Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Sawyer,
Thompson
"No " - Grant, Hardy
Not Voting - Lombardi

Dr. Lombardi suggested that other Associate Professors who
had not been promoted for sometime be considered for re-
evaluation of their status at this time.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried with
the following vote, that consideration of other promotions,
as suggested by Dr. Lombardi, be tabled until a report is
received from the faculty committee which is working on
promotional policies.

"Aye" - Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Sawyer
"No " - Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson
Not Voting - Grant

Under date of July 31, 1957, a petition was received from
A. E. Hutcheson requesting promotion to Professor.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the appeal of Dr. Hutcheson be referred
back to the Administration for study, and in the course
of study, that the Department Heads of the College of Arts
and Science be asked to vote by name in secret ballot and
those votes tallied.

4. Faculty Prizes

President Stout presented the following recommendation:

All of you are aware of the many problems the rapidly in-
creasing enrollment in Colleges and Universities throughout
the country and especially in Nevada will place before us.
One of the most important of these problems is that of
finding an adequate number of competent Professors to in-
struct these students. A commonly accepted estimate is
that we will need 390,000 additional Professors in the
next 15 years. However, a search of all potential talent
in this area shows that we will have only 130,000 Professors
to fill this need.

Those responsible for the operation of Universities are
coming more and more to realize that different and better
ways of instructing students must be discovered in order
that we may do better - faster - for more - with less, to
solve this tremendous instructional problem.

In order that the University of Nevada may do its part in
finding different and better ways to do better - faster -
for more - with less, I wish to recommend a plan whereby we
would set up out of our salary budget, 6 $1000 bonus prizes
for the 6 best plans developed by members of our faculty
for doing better - faster - for more - with less. It is
my belief that such bonus prizes would stimulate members
of our faculty to study, plan and experiment in ways of
solving this problem.

By putting this plan in operation this Fall, it would give
members of our faculty 2 years to prepare their research
projects, and to test them in a scientific manner, so that
their results could be evaluated and compared. It is my
suggestion that these research proposals would be evaluated
by faculty and Administrative Committees to determine win-
ners of the awards. Since no area in our University pro-
gram would be considered as sacred, since there is nothing
that we are now doing that can not be done better, faculty
members would be free to experiment in their areas in their
effort to obtain better results than we are now doing.
Possible studies would include class size, student loan,
faculty load, credits acquired through examination, teach-
ing large classes by means of television, and so forth.

It is understood that in setting up these research projects,
care would be taken to see that our students were not harmed
as a result of the experimentation.

In addition to solving future problems of increased enroll-
ment this encouragement of experimentation to find better
ways of teaching students could have an exhilarating effect
upon members of the faculty.

I respectfully recommend that we do this during the present
biennium.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the recommendation be approved.

5. Land Application - Southern Nevada

President Stout reviewed the history of the land applica-
tions following the legislative action of the 1956 Session,
when money was appropriated for purchase.

6. Gifts

President Stout presented the following gifts which had
been received by the University.

a) From Arthur E. Orvis of Reno - $1000 for the President's
Discretionary Fund, with the understanding that a por-
tion will be used for transportation of Herbert Preuss
and his wife to Hawaii to attend the International
Orchid Festival in September 1957.

b) From Sears, Roebuck and Company of Reno - 5 model Geiger
counters, and 3 model scintillators for the Mackay
School of Mines.

c) From Louis D. Gordon of Reno - hardwood file and map
case for the Mackay School of Mines.

d) From the following donors, books for the University
Library at Las Vegas:

Mr. L. L. Hezzlewood of Las Vegas - 1 book
Miss Clara Hogg of Las Vegas - 1 book
American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical
Engineers Auxiliary - 4 books
Las Vegas High School Library - backfiles of
periodicals

e) From George W. Malone, U. S. Senate, an American flag
which has been flown over the Capitol of the United
States, for the Southern National Division Campus.

f) From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada -
$163,372.49 in June and $150,000 in July to apply on
the grant for construction of new buildings.

g) From the National Institute of Mental Health, an award
of $12,563 for the period of September 1, 1957 through
August 31, 1958 with a similar grant for 2 additional
years to carry on a research project in Psychology,
the Role of Categorization in Interpersonal Perception.

h) From the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company of San
Francisco, $300 as the initial payment for collection
and development of basic economic data by the Univer-
sity's Bureau of Business and Economic Research in
connection with the Telephone Company's proposed busi-
ness index for the State of Nevada.

i) From the Nevada Industrial Foundation, Inc., Las Vegas -
request for the University's Bureau of Business and
Economic Research to make a survey report of Clark
County's industrial potential, the expenses for which
will be paid by the First National Bank of Nevada not
to exceed $2500.

j) From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada -
$15,000 to establish a scholarship and loan program
for students majoring in Agriculture and Home Economics,
upon conditions as follows:

MAX C. FLEISCHMANN FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIP LOAN PROGRAM

To provide scholarships and loans for resident Univer-
sity of Nevada students majoring in Agriculture and
Home Economics, the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of
Nevada proposed that scholarships range from $250 to
$1000 per year for a period of 2 years, and further,
that scholarship students be eligible to apply for a
loan not to exceed the amount of their original scholar-
ship during each year of their 3rd and 4th years of
College, such loans to be interest-free, repayable
within 5 years after graduation. We proposed the
following conditions:

1. That the exact amount of each scholarship be based
on need, depending upon student's and/or parents'
ability to provide funds.

2. a) That nominations for scholarships for Freshman
students shall be made by the respective high
schools from which they come and shall be based
on (1) American ideals of citizenship; (2)
scholarship during Junior and Senior years in
high school; (3) grade in College Board Entrance
Examination or equivalent thereof; (4) character
traits such as sense of responsibility, con-
scientiousness and leadership.

b) If the University wishes to begin this scholar-
ship program during 1957-58 school year, nomina-
tions for scholarships for 2nd year students, as
well as loans for 3rd and 4th year students,
shall be made by the respective faculties, or
committees duly appointed by the faculties, of
the College of Agriculture and the School of
Home Economics, under the same considerations
as specified in 2 (a) hereof, as far as appli-
cable.

3. That all selections by the University Scholarships
and Prizes Committee as to students majoring in
Agriculture and Home Economics be subject to the
approval of the respective faculties, or committees
duly appointed by the faculties, of the College of
Agriculture and the School of Home Economics.

4. That all scholarships be paid in monthly install-
ments during the school periods of the first 2
years, which payments shall be discontinued if the
student withdraws from College or in other ways
becomes disqualified to continue his or her Agri-
cultural or Home Economics studies, according to
the discretion of the University authorities.

5. That any student loans to students in their 3rd
or 4th years be made only for 1 year at a time.

6. That the definitive details and the administrative
handling of the scholarship-loan program be the
responsibility of the University of Nevada, with
the understanding, however, that it render reports
(a) after awards have been made, and (b) after each
year's operation.

It is understood that it is not intended that this pro-
gram be held over to begin with a new Freshman's class,
but to the contrary, it is understood that according to
the discretion of the University authorities, the pro-
gram may be initiated during the 1957-58 school year
with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year resident students al-
ready enrolled who are majoring in Agriculture and Home
Economics. It is also understood that this program is
subject to modifications mutually agreed upon.

k) From Ned North Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas - $1000 to
establish the Henry North Memorial Scholarship, upon
conditions as follows

THE HENRY NORTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

1) The scholarship shall be in the amount of $1000, for
the academic year beginning September 1957.

2) The scholarship shall be open to any undergraduate
or post-graduate student studying for any degree in
the Mackay School of Mines of the University of
Nevada.

3) The recipient of the scholarship is to be selected
impartially by a faculty committee composed of the
Professor of Petroleum Geology, Dean of the Mackay
School of Mines, and President of the University of
Nevada. The selection shall be on the basis of,
(a) financial need, (b) character, personality and
good health, (c) scholastic achievement and (4)
professional promise.

4) Administration of the scholarship is left entirely
in the hands of the University.

l) From the Nevada State Elks Association Crippled Children
Committee - $600 to provide 2 scholarships of $300 each,
one at Reno and the other at Las Vegas, as follows:

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Nevada State Elks Association, through the Associ-
ation's Crippled Children Committee, and with funds
given for this type of program by the Elks National
Foundation, present 2 $300 scholarships. One scholar-
ship is to be presented at the University of Nevada in
Reno, and one at the Southern Regional Division in Las
Vegas, for the year 1957-58.

Requirements to be met are as follows:

1) A Nevada resident who has graduated from a Nevada
high school.
2) Need.
3) Scholarship.

The selection board set up by the Elks Committee is
comprised as follows:

1) The President of the University of Nevada or his
representative.
2) The President and 2 Vice Presidents of the Nevada
State Elks Association.
3) The Chairman of the Crippled Children's Committee.

m) From the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation through the
Southwestern Publishing Company, Las Vegas, $2000 to
establish the Donald W. Reynolds Student Loan Fund, as
per attached statement.

DONALD W. REYNOLDS FOUNDATION IN JOURNALISM
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

1. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation desires to es-
tablish a revolving student loan fund for the
University of Nevada to include the Nevada Southern
University branch to be known as the Donald W.
Reynolds Foundation in Journalism.

2. The initial gift to the fund will be $2000 and
other amounts may from year to year be given to
enlarge the fund. Interest which accrues through
use of the fund will be added to the principal
amount. The initial gift shall be irrevocably
made and all subsequent gifts shall be irrevocable.
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation relinquishes all
rights to the principal of the fund and to any
increment thereon.

3. The fund shall be used for the purpose of making
loans to students enrolled in the University of
Nevada including the Nevada Southern University
branch. No more than $2000 may be loaned to any
one student and no more than $500 may be loaned
to any one student during a single academic year.

4. In the event that the fund has a surplus due to
non-use or limited use, authority is given to the
University of Nevada to invest such surplus funds
in order to draw interest, such interest to be
added to the principal amount of the fund.

5. In the further event that the fund has a surplus
due to non-use or limited use for its described
purpose of making loans to deserving students,
the University of Nevada is authorized to make
expenditures from the fund up to an amount equal
to 1/2 of any annual increment to the fund for
special purposes of the Department of Journalism.
These special purposes are to include lecture-
ships by outstanding persons in the field of
Journalism in the name of the Donald W. Reynolds
Foundation in Journalism, special equipment and
projects for the Department of Journalism for
which no regular funds are available. These
special expenditures are to be approved by the
University of Nevada.

6. The University Loan Committee or its successor
shall have the sole authority to approve or reject
student loan applications.

7. The applicant must have been in attendance at the
University of Nevada including the Nevada Southern
University branch for one full semester or a full
Summer term and have a satisfactory record at the
time of receiving the loan.

8. Preference shall be given to students preparing
for a career in newspaper, radio, television, ad-
vertising, sales management or marketing fields.
Special interest is indicated in students who look
toward eventual employment in newspaper, radio or
television fields.

9. Approved applicants will sign a note payable to
the Board of Regents, University of Nevada, bearing
interest payable at the rate of 2% payable semi-
annually. Payment of note is to conform with the
University's normal practice.

10. The loan extensions are to be approved by the Loan
Committee.

11. The Chairman of the Journalism Department of the
University will make an annual report on June 30
of each year of the use of the fund, names of the
users of the fund, additions to the fund, cash
balance and notes outstanding. This report will
be made in writing to the Donald W. Reynolds Foun-
dation, Southwestern House, Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Payments on existing scholarships as follows:

a) From the Nevada Branch, American School Food Service
Association - $50 for a student in Home Economics.

b) From the Colonial Hotel Company - $60 for the Clough
Scholarship in Engineering.

c) From the Society of Ebonettes - $100 as a special
scholarship to Miss Bertha Mae Mack.

d) From the Las Vegas Branch, American Association of
University Women - $100 for a deserving student at the
Southern Regional Division.

e) From the Reno Business and Professional Women's Club -
$50 to be awarded to Miss Janene Assuras.

f) From Ralston Purina Company - $500 for the Ralston
Purina Scholarship Award.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-
tary write a note of thanks to each donor.

7. Association of Governing Boards

The Association of Governing Boards will hold its annual
meeting in Boulder, Colorado, October 10-14.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that Chairman Grant attend the meeting as the
delegate of the Board of Regents.

8. Policy Statements

Mr. Sawyer proposed that, although certain policies are now
the practice of the Board of Regents, they be reaffirmed at
this time and made a matter of records, as follows:

1. Press

All formally called meetings of the Board or its Execu-
tive Committee shall be scheduled and open to the public
and Press. The members of the Board and committees
thereof may meet privately and informally but shall not
formally act on University affairs at such meetings.

2. Students

The Board of Regents invite the students to communicate
with them respecting University affairs. It is suggest-
ed that such matters be cleared first with an appropri-
ate student group set up for such purpose. This infor-
mation shall be conveyed to the student body.

3. Faculty

Any faculty member of whatever status is invited to
communicate with the Board of Regents respecting Uni-
versity affairs. For this purpose a committee of the
Board shall be appointed to consider such matters and
make recommendations concerning them to the full Board.
This information shall be conveyed to the faculty.

Honest difference of opinion and freedom of expression can
never be harmful to the University of Nevada, but will
result in constructive ideas, inspiration of thought, and
academic achievement. It is understood that administrative
policies and procedures must be set down by the Board and
followed by all concerned. Within this framework, however,
there must exist the greatest opportunity for freedom of
thought and action. This does not mean that students,
faculty or Administration have the right to engage in
destructive personal conflicts or other activities which
can result only to the ultimate detriment of the insti-
tution as a whole. By providing a medium whereby mis-
understandings and conflicts may be brought directly to
the Board, it is expected that these avenues will be
followed and that decisions then made will be accepted
without recrimination or self-serving public declarations.

Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the above policy statements be reaffirmed.

9. Building Program (Continued from Item #1)

President Stout called on Mr. Poolman, who presented the
following items:

a) Remodeling Lincoln Hall - At 4 P.M. on Friday, June 7,
1957, bids were opened in the President's office for
the interior remodeling work to Lincoln Hall. The
following bids were received:

Hardesty & Son $11,585
Harrington Construction Company 12,100

Recommendation: Since both bids are within the estimate
prepared by this office, I would herewith recommend that
the bid of Hardesty & Son in the amount of $11,585 be
accepted and that a contract be drawn between Hardesty &
Son and the University for this work.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/s/ William Carlson, Dean of Students
/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Thompson, car-
ried unanimously that the action in awarding the bid
to Hardesty & Son be approved.

b) Manzanita Hall - On July 2, 1957 bids were opened for
the work to complete the remodeling of Manzanita Hall
by the State Planning Board. The following bids were
received:

Harrington Construction Company
Base Bid $58,169.76
Alt. 1 6,754.00
Alt. 2 2,557.00
Alt. 3 4,330.70
Alt. 4 2,744.50

J. D. Hatcher Company
Base Bid $63,717.00
Alt. 1 8,200.00
Alt. 2 2,900.00
Alt. 3 4,600.00
Alt. 4 2,700.00

Roland H. Flyge
Base Bid $65,950.00
Alt. 1 5,353.00
Alt. 2 3,035.00
Alt. 3 4,474.00
Alt. 4 2,300.00

Frank Capriotti
Base Bid $60,672.00
Alt. 1 5,103.00
Alt. 2 2,602.00
Alt. 3 4,101.00
Alt. 4 1,907.00

Recommendation: This office has recommended to the
Planning Board the acceptance of the base bid and al-
ternates No. 1 and 3 of the Harrington Construction Co.
in the total amount of $69,254.46.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-
ried unanimously that the acceptance of the base bid
and alternates No. 1 and 3 be approved.

c) Swine Pens, Farm - On July 21, 1957 bids were received
for concrete work on the Swine Pens at the Main Station
Farm. Bids were received as follows:

Sierra Concrete Company $6,244
Barnesco, Inc. 7,373

Recommendation: The low bid of the Sierra Concrete
Company was somewhat in excess of the budget amount
upon which we had planned. Since that time we have
met with this Contractor to get a breakdown of his
bid to ascertain why our estimate is in error. On
the basis of this discussion with the Contractor, it
is our feeling that he is estimating too much fill
material to be placed beneath the concrete slab in
order to bring it to grade. We also feel that his
cost for steel is somewhat high.

I am therefore making the following recommendation
regarding this bid. I would herewith recommend that
the bid of the Sierra Concrete Company in the amount
of $6,244 be accepted and that a change order be is-
sued as soon as the contract is written which change
order would remove from the contract the steel mesh
in amount of $600 and the base fill in the amount of
$810. The University would then furnish the steel,
purchasing it either on the open market or through
State Surplus and would agree to pay the Contractor
at the rate of $3 per yard of fill material in place.
The above mentioned proposal has the approval of the
Contractor.

It is possible that by accepting the bid in this form,
the final cost may be the full $6,244, but we feel it
is quite likely that a substantial saving will be
realized.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/a/ C. E. Fleming, Assoc. Director
for J. E. Adams, Dean of College
of Agriculture
/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-
ried unanimously that the acceptance of the bid and
the above recommendation be approved.

d) Victory Heights Housing Project - At 4 P.M. on Monday,
July 29, 1957 bids were opened in the President's
office for demolition of a portion of the Victory
Heights Housing Project, on the University Campus.
Bids were received as follows:

Bill Dwyer $2,900
Leonard Smith 2,950
Joseph D. Ballinger 3,240
Cleveland Wrecking Co. of Cincinnati 4,590

Recommendation: Since bids are within the estimates and
funds are available, I would herewith recommend that the
bid of Bill Dwyer in the amount of $2900 be accepted and
that a contract be drawn between Bill Dwyer and the Uni-
versity for this work.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the acceptance of the bid of Bill
Dwyer be approved.

e) Patio Paving, Las Vegas - Bids were opened on Friday,
August 16, 1957 in the Library of Southern Regional
Division in Las Vegas for the paving of the patio. The
following bids were received:

Meacham Construction Co. $1,811.20
P & C Construction Co. 1,363.00

Recommendation: I herewith recommend the acceptance of
the bid of the P & C Construction Company in the amount
of $1,363 for the work and recommend that a contract be
entered into with this firm for this work.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the acceptance of the bid with the
P & C Construction Company be approved, and that a
letter of thanks be sent to the Chairman of the Fund
Raising Group for Nevada Southern, and to the student
body officers of Nevada Southern, whose combined gifts
are paying for the paving.

f) Laboratory Furniture, Las Vegas - Bids were received
on Friday, August 16, 1957 in the Library of Southern
Regional Division in Las Vegas, for the erection and
connection of laboratory furniture at Nevada Southern.
The following bids were received:

P & C Construction Co. $1,255
Vegas Planning Mill & Building Supply 1,325

Recommendation: I herewith recommend the acceptance of
the bid of the P & C Construction Company in the amount
of $1,255 for the work involved and recommend that a
contract be entered into with this firm for this work.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the awarding of the contract to the
P & C Construction Company be approved.

g) Gymnasium Floor - On August 16, 1957, bids were opened
for refinishing the Gymnasium floor. Bids were received
as follows:

Enos Floor Company $1,606
Geister Hardwood Floor Co. 2,424

Recommendation: I herewith recommend the acceptance of
the bid as submitted by the Enos Floor Company and fur-
ther recommend that a contract be drawn with this firm
for the work involved.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Robert C. Poolman
University Engineer

Approved:

/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
/s/ M. W. Stout, President

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
unanimously that the acceptance of the bid of Enos
Floor Company be approved.

h) Ross Hall - On June 8, 1957 Mr. Poolman and President
Stout met with the Architect, the Contractor and repre-
sentatives of the Planning Board to review Ross Hall for
acceptance. The building has been accepted by the Plan-
ning Board and President Stout recommended that it be
accepted by the Board of Regents.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that Ross Hall be accepted.

10. Regular Regents Meetings

President Stout proposed that a regular date be set for
meetings of the Board of Regents to facilitate planning
ahead both on the part of the University and on the part
of the members of the Board.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
with the following vote, that the first Friday in each
month be set as the regular date for meeting of the Board
of Regents. Vote:

"Aye" - Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant,
Lombardi, Thompson
Not Voting - Hardy, Sawyer

11. Comptroller's Claims

The following claims which had been approved by the Execu-
tive Committee were presented for approval of the Board:

Regents Checks, numbers 67-225 to 67-266 inclusive
for a total of $474,800.95 for May.

State Claims, numbers 67-165 to 67-175 inclusive
for a total of $75,583.49 for May.

Regents Checks, numbers 67-267 to 67-313 inclusive
for a total of $571,146.68 for June.

State Claims, numbers 67-176 to 67-188 inclusive
for a total of $136,518.07 for June.

Regents Checks, numbers 67-314 to 67-318 and 78-1 to
78-32 inclusive for a total of $447,304.01 for July.

State Claims, numbers 78-1 to 78-5 inclusive for a
total of $165,297.38 for July.

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried
unanimously that the claims be approved.

12. Schmitt and Nielsen Property

President Stout called on Mr. Hayden for a report. Mr.
Nielsen has appointed an appraiser, but does not wish to
set a price on all his property at this time. Attorney
Mc Donald holds the proxy for Mr. Schmitt, but needs to
contact Mr. Schmitt before submitting a figure.

13. Truckee Meadow Packing Company (Collection)

Dr. Kidwell had reported to the Comptroller that the
Truckee Meadow Packing Company owed $1200 on heifers
which that firm slaughtered for the College of Agricul-
ture; and that the bill is unpaid, despite repeated
efforts to collect. The matter was referred to the
Comptroller, who also tried to collect, and was then
turned over to the Attorney General.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Bastian, carried
unanimously that the following resolution be forwarded to
the Attorney General:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University
of Nevada request the Attorney General to proceed with
the collection of $1200 owed to the University for
slaughtering heifers, as presented to the Office of
the Attorney General by Comptroller Hayden, and that
the Attorney General is authorized to bring suit, if
necessary.

14. Mc Henry Report

Mr. Elwell discussed his motion made at the last meeting
of the Board concerning the Mc Henry Report.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the Chairman appoint members of the Board
to take one College or Division at a time and report on
their findings of progress and needs, with recommendations
for future improvement; one group to report each month,
at which meeting the Dean or Division Head will be pres-
ent.

The assignment made by Chairman Grant for the meeting in
October was the Mackay School of Mines to be covered by
Mr. Hardy and Dr. Anderson.

15. Las Vegas Bank Depository

Dean Carlson has requested that the depository in the Bank
of Nevada in Las Vegas be transferred from the main office
to the Fifth Street (Strip Branch), which is nearer to the
Campus.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
unanimously that the bank transfer be approved.

16. Dr. Robert Johns

President Stout introduced Dr. Robert Johns, liaison officer
between the Pentagon and educational institutions, for the
United States Armed Forces Institute. Dr. Johns discussed
his work at the University of Nevada during the month of
August in studying the finances.

17. Alumni Director

A letter of August 16, 1957 was presented from the President
of the Alumni Association offering 3 candidates for the
position of Alumni Director, John A. Sala.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that John A. Sala be appointed Alumni Director,
at a salary rate of $6000 per year based on 12 months serv-
ice, effective immediately.

18. Regents - Planning Board Committee

The 3 Regents who attended the meeting with the State Plan-
ning Board and the Legislative Commission on July 31 became
the committee which has met with the Planning Board group
since that time (reference to Item #1, Page 1).

Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried unani-
mously that the 3 Regents - Mr. Thompson, Dr. Anderson and
Mr. Bastian - who have served as a temporary committee, be
made a permanent committee to meet with the Planning Board
Committee on University matters.

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 P.M.

The next regular meeting was scheduled for Friday, October 4,
1957.

A. C. Grant
Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary