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UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 20-21, 1910
 



08-20-1910
Volume OD - Pages 197-213

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 20, 1910

The Board of Regents met in their Office in Morrill Hall, Satur-
day, August 20, 1910, at 9 o'clock A.M.  Present:  Regents Codd,
Williams, Dr. Sullivan, and President Stubbs.  Absent:  Regents
Henderson and Sunderlund.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Sullivan,
Regent Codd was elected Chairman Pro Tem.

The minutes of May 21, May 24 and June 22 were read and approved.

President Stubbs read his report as follows:

To the Honorable
    The Board of Regents
        of the University of Nevada.

Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit my report for the month ending August
20, 1910:

          THE SUMMER SCHOOL OF MINE SURVEYING & GEOLOGY

The Summer School of Mine Surveying and Geology covered a period
of 8 weeks under the direction of Professor H. P. Boardman for
Mine Surveying, for the first 4 weeks, and Assistant Professor
J. C. Jones in Geology, the second 4 weeks.  The instruction was
given in Goldfield in one of the mines connected with the Gold-
field Consolidated Corporation for the students in Mine Survey-
ing and in Geology.  They covered the district in and about the
mines of Goldfield.  We are indebted to the Board of Education
at Goldfield, and especially to Regent A. A. Codd, who took great
pains to get the men in comfortable quarters at a minimum cost.
The entire trip cost the University the sum of $1144.40.  This
includes the extra salary of Professor Boardman and of Assistant
Professor Jones.  The number of students who were present in Mine
Surveying was 10.  The average expense of each student to the
University was $37.79.  The names of the students who took part
in this work are:  L. G. Chapman, R. M. Seaton, J. E. Sears, W.
C. Harris, Earle W. Hart, V. M. Henderson, Frank Hobbins, R. B.
Layman, Paul Schraps, C. W. Spark.  In Geology the following 8
students took part:  F. B. Ench, Earle Hart, R. A. Hardy, V. M.
Henderson, W. C. Harris, Frank Hobbins, Hugo Hanser and Clinton
Spark.  This makes an average expense to the University of $38.19
per student.

I herewith nominate Mr. George Delafield Powers to be the In-
structor in Mechanical Engineering, beginning with the 1st of
August, 1910, at a monthly salary of $114 for 12 months.

I herewith nominate Arthur S. Otis to be Instructor in Mathe-
matics in the University High School at a salary of $1000 per
year, beginning with the 1st of August, 1910.

I herewith nominate Walter S. Palmer to be Instructor in Mining
and Metallurgy at a salary of $1500 beginning with the 1st of
August, 1910.  Vice Assistant Professor Jay Arnold Carpenter,
resigned.

                RECOMMENDATION FOR GRADUATION

I nominate John Ernest Sears for the degree of Bachelor of
Science in the School of Civil Engineering.  Mr. Sears had a
little work to finish, which he has already completed.

           REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS IN LINCOLN HALL

Regarding the petition of the young men residing in Lincoln Hall
to leave the outside doors open and allow students to pass in or
out at any time without question, the President submits the fol-
lowing:

    1.  To the young men who rank as Juniors or Seniors, or spe-
        cial students of these two classes, the only law to which
        they are subject in regard to their character and conduct
        is that they shall at all times be gentlemen.

        At the beginning of the term, the Headmaster will give to
        the members of the Senior College keys to the front door
        of Lincoln Hall, exclusively for their own use, these
        keys to be returned at the end of the term to the Head-
        master of Lincoln Hall, who will return to them 50 cents,
        which will be charged as a key fund.

    2.  That the regulations respecting the life and conduct of
        the Freshmen and Sophomores, and the special students of
        those two classes, shall be the same as have heretofore
        been observed in the Dormitory, and such other regula-
        tions as the Headmaster, with the approval of the Presi-
        dent shall prescribe.

    3.  Following the recommendations of Dr. Pritchett, the High
        School students will room in a particular section of
        Lincoln Hall and will be subject to such regulations as
        to their life and conduct as the High School faculty,
        with the approval of the Headmaster and the President of
        the University, shall approve.

          REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS IN MANZANITA HALL

Manzanita Hall is a home for the young women of the University
and of the University High School.  The regulations for the stu-
dents residing in this Dormitory shall be such as to make this
a desirable home for the young women under such safeguards as
careful parents would approve.

As far as it can be arranged, the young women will be divided
into three classes:

    1.  The Juniors, Seniors, and the special students of these
        two classes will be expected to observe in their lives
        and conduct the law that governs them as young women.

    2.  The members of the Freshman and Sophomore classes, and
        the special students of the same rank, will be governed
        by the rules and regulations which are required of them
        by the Matron, with the approval of the President.

    3.  The young women who are members of the University High
        School will reside together in a separate part of Man-
        zanita Hall, and will be subject to the rules and regu-
        lations that are made for their government by the faculty
        of the High School and the Matron of Manzanita Hall, with
        the approval of the President.

                 REPORT OF THE BOARD OF VISITORS

In the annual report of the Board of Visitors they say that they
wish to emphasize the importance of rewiring some of the older
buildings and providing for fire escapes, particularly in the
case of Stewart Hall.

I quote the following paragraphs:

    The necessity for additional buildings is apparent.  The
    Department of Biology is greatly crowded and is encroaching
    upon room needed by other Departments.  The Mechanical build-
    ing should be enlarged to accommodate a Department of Elec-
    tricial Engineering.

    Some of the Departments, notably that of Mining, are ap-
    parently thoroughly equipped, but many others could use addi-
    tional equipment to advantage.  The Mechanical Department re-
    quires additional appliances.  This Department is particular-
    ly attractive to the young men.  When the Department of Elec-
    trical Engineering is established and an addition to the
    Mechanical building erected to accommodate it, more room will
    be provided for much needed equipment.  Professor Scrugham
    informs your Board that he believes a great deal of equipment
    can be obtained for this Department from the manufacturers
    without cost to the State.

                         NEW BUILDINGS

Two new buildings are asked for in the report of the Honorary
Board of Visitors.  The first building is the Biological build-
ing, for which an appropriation of $35,000 was asked at the last
session of the Legislature and granted, but was vetoed by the
Governor.  Whatever reasons the Governor had for vetoing this
bill will appear in his veto message at the coming session of
the Legislature.  Whatever his reason may be, the veto should be
sustained, for we have discovered that the right kind of a
building will cost to exceed $35,000.

I have had somewhat careful plans of this building roughly made
out by the Department of Biology and the State Hygienic Labora-
tory.  The new building should provide excellent quarters for
these two Departments and to do this satisfactorily, it will
take from $60,000 to $75,000 for a building of the right kind.
I submit to the Regents the rough draft of the plan as it has
been made out.

                      MECHANICAL BUILDING

The Board of Visitors also recommends an addition to the Mechan-
ical building, or a new building, to be known as the Electrical
Engineering building to thoroughly equip another Department to
be known as the Department of Electrical Engineering.  The esti-
mate for this building is $50,000.

            REPORT OF THE HONORARY BOARD OF VISITORS

The Board of Visitors carefully made note of the following topics
in their report, with recommendations for the Regents:

    1.  The Board examined the buildings and grounds, commending
        the great advantages of the Athletic Field and the Train-
        ing Quarters, the gift of Mr. Clarence H. Mackay, and
        suggesting the rewiring of some of the older buildings.

    2.  The necessity of two new buildings, the Biological build-
        ing and the addition to the Mechanical building.

    3.  Commendation of the discipline and police administration
        of the University, and their advice to the parents of
        this and other States to send their children to this
        University where they are protected by every reasonable
        safeguard.

    4.  The Board is impressed that the University now possesses
        a strong faculty that is prepared to impart, and actually
        does impart, instruction of as high and efficient a char-
        acter as any similar Institution.

    5.  Their hearty approval of the plan of the President and
        the Board of Regents looking to a reorganization of the
        State Normal School, extending its course, and making it
        thoroughly efficient.

    6.  The Board gave no little attention to the examination of
        the College of Agriculture and the Experiment Station.
        They commend the work of the College of Agriculture.

          COMPLETE REPORT OF THE HONORARY BOARD OF VISITORS

University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada, May 25, 1910

To His Excellency, D. S. Dickerson
    Lieutenant and Acting Governor
        Carson City, Nevada

Sir:

Pursuant to the provisions of that certain Act of the Legisla-
ture of Nevada, approved March 11, 1895, creating the Honorary
Board of Visitors of the Nevada State University, a meeting of
such Board was held at the State University, June 5, 1909, dur-
ing Commencement Week, at which meeting the following members
were present:

                 Chief Justice, F. H. Norcross, Chairman
                 Hon. Geo. F. Talbot, Elko County
                 Hon. John O'Kane, Humboldt County
                 Hon. C. H. Duborg, Eureka County
                 Mr. James J. Mc Cormack, Storey County
                 Mr. Herman Davis, Lyon County
                 Dr. J. A. Ascher, Washoe County

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and Mr. Herman
Davis appointed Secretary.

President Stubbs thereupon read an address to the Board in which
he called their attention to the provisions of the law prescrib-
ing their duties; outlined generally the present condition of
the University and referred to certain additions shortly there-
after to be made to the faculty, also to improvements to be made
in buildings and equipment.

As the statements contained in this and other addresses made to
the Board by President Stubbs will undoubtedly be presented more
fully in reports to be made by the President and the Board of
Regents direct to your Excellency, a copy of the same will be
here omitted.

The President, Regents and faculty extended to this Board all
information desired and aided them in every way to make the full-
est possible investigation.

The law makes it the duty of this Board to inspect the grounds,
buildings, and equipment and to inquire into the actual state
of discipline, instruction, police administration and other af-
fairs and concerns of the University.  Within the brief time at
the disposal of this Board, it has endeavored to perform the
duties thus outlined.

At the conclusion of the business before the session, President
Stubbs extended an invitation to the Board to meet again in the
following October and participate in the exercises of the dedi-
cation of the Mackay Athletic Building and Grounds, another
munificent gift of Mr. Clarence Mackay.  The invitation was
accepted and adjournment taken accordingly.  Pursuant to such
adjournment the Board met on October 23, 1909, and had the pleas-
ure of meeting Mr. Mackay and his party and participating in the
exercises above mentioned.

Pursuant to a call of President Stubbs, a meeting of this Board
was held during Commencement Week in May, 1910, during which time
several sessions of the Board were held.  At this meeting the
following members were present:

                 Chief Justice, F. H. Norcross, Chairman
                 Hon. Geo. F. Talbot, Elko County
                 Hon. H. A. Comins, White Pine County
                 Hon. C. H. Duborg, Eureka County
                 Dr. J. A. Ascher, Washoe County
                 Alfred Chartz, Esq., Ormsby County
                 Hon. H. V. Morehouse, Esmeralda County
                 Hon. John O'Kane, Humboldt County
                 Col. Key Pittman, Nye County

Other members of the Board were reported unavoidably absent.

Dr. Ascher was appointed Secretary.  President Stubbs read a
communication to the Board in which he called attention to a
number of important topics relative to the welfare of the
University.  Without quoting the President's communication, it
will be sufficient to say that we have considered all matters
brought to our attention as well as others which have suggested
themselves and our views thereon are hereinafter expressed.

Buildings and Grounds

The Board has examined all the buildings upon the Campus and
finds them generally in good condition, excepting in the matter
hereinafter noted.  The addition to Manzanita Hall has been com-
pleted and this building now is a young ladies' Dormitory with
all modern improvements, capable of accommodating about 70 young
ladies.  We were especially favorably impressed with this build-
ing and in the apparent manner it is conducted by the Matron.
Lincoln Hall, the boys' Dormitory, is in good condition, but as
it has been constructed for a number of years, is in need of some
repairs and improvements.  All of the buildings that have been
constructed for a number of years are in a similar condition.
Last year we took occasion to call the attention of the Board of
Regents to the importance of rewiring some of the older build-
ings and providing for fire escapes, particularly in the case of
Stewart Hall.  We again emphasize the importance of these mat-
ters.

The Athletic building and Training Quarters, the gift of Clarence
Mackay, is now completed and we are reliably informed that there
is no better to be found west of Chicago.

The grounds, including the Athletic Field, are in splendid con-
dition and add greatly to the general attractiveness of the Uni-
versity.

The necessity for additional buildings is apparent.  The Depart-
ment of Biology is greatly crowded and is encroaching upon room
needed by other Departments.  The Mechanical building should be
enlarged to accommodate a Department of Electrical Engineering.

Equipment

Some of the Departments, notably that of Mining, are apparently
thoroughly equipped, but many others could use additional equip-
ment to advantage.  The Mechanical Department requires addition-
al appliances.  This Department is particulary attractive to the
young men.  When the Department of Electrical Engineering is es-
tablished and an addition to the Mechanical building erected to
accommodate it, more room will be provided for much needed equip-
ment.  Professor Scrugham informs your Board that he believes a
great deal of equipment can be obtained for this Department from
the manufacturers without cost to the State.

Discipline and Police Administration

We commend the discipline and police administration of the Uni-
versity.  Every attention is paid to the welfare of the students
and we believe they are as carefully guarded from harmful influ-
ence as are the students of any public College or University on
the Coast.  Parents throughout the State have now no need to
fear that their children will not be protected by every reason-
able safeguard.

Instruction

This Board is impressed that the University now possesses a
strong faculty and that it is prepared to impart, and actually
does impart, in its several Departments, instruction of as high
and efficient a character as any similar Institution.  Its grad-
uates have uniformly met with as high a degree of success as the
graduates of other Universities generally.  For this reason, we
can cheerfully recommend to the people of Nevada that they edu-
cate their children in their own University.

Department of Education

We heartily approve of the plan of the President and Board of
Regents looking to a reorganization of the State Normal School,
extending its course and making it thoroughly efficient.  There
is a demand for efficient teachers in Nevada and it should be
supplied from the home product.

Although the graduates of the State Normal School have been gen-
erally eminently qualified for teaching, there has been some
complaint that a few were found to be deficient in English and
other branches required to be taught in the common schools.
This deficiency has caused, in some localities, a preference
for and the importation of graduates from Normal Schools of
other States, thus working an injury to the reputation of our
own school as well as making it harder for more competent grad-
uates to obtain desired positions.

For the welfare of the University and educational system of the
State, and in justice to the great majority of the normal grad-
uates who are highly efficient and who ought not to have any
suspicion raised regarding their qualifications by the gradua-
tion of incompetent teachers, we recommend that the University
maintain high standards for admission to the regular Normal and
University courses and not allow any to enter who are not shown
to be qualified accordingly by rigid examination or by diploma
from such accredited High Schools as are shown by positive as-
surance to exact efficiency in all their graduates.  We trust
the Committee of University Professors having the matter in
charge will be careful to guard against the accrediting of any
High School which is not of the desired standard.  Pupils not
holding diplomas from such accredited schools ought to be re-
quired to pass a thorough entrance examination in English and
other branches which they are to teach, or be required to pursue
studies and pass prescribed examinations and to fully qualify
themselves in these branches before graduating.

We are pleased to note that following the suggestion at the time
of the meeting of this Board in June, 1909, to the Regents and
President of the University, the Normal course has been length-
ened.

It is especially desirable that the entrance requirements be so
high and the Normal course be so thorough that only those who
are well qualified may receive diplomas which will enable them
to teach in the common schools, which give the main education to
most of the children of the State, and the high efficiency of
which will add to the future enlightenment and welfare of the
people and better prepare students who may in the future enter
the University, thereby in turn allowing higher qualifications
to be obtained by, and required for, the graduates of the Insti-
tution.

Department of Agriculture

We find the College of Agriculture little patronized, although
one of the most valuable Departments of the University.  The
experimental work in the way of irrigation, time and manner of
sowing, cultivation, quantity of water, ploughing when most
beneficial, depth of ploughing, character of soil, fertilization,
dry farming, mode of application of water, sorting grain, and,
in short, every conceivable experiment is being made and perfect
records kept or results and comparisons made.

The same studious and careful attention is paid to Animal Hus-
bandry, and particularly in the way of improving the breed of
animals and rendering them immune from contagious disease.  This
Department is sorely in need of being known and appreciated, and
also in need of State help.

No young man intending to engage in general farming can afford
to go without the advantage afforded by a course in the College
of Agriculture.

We most earnestly recommend all persons having the opportunity
to do so, to acquaint themselves with the work being done in the
College of Agriculture, to the end that they may recommend in an
intelligent manner the work being accomplished in this Department
to all persons intending to follow general farming for a living.

Recommendations

As a result of our investigations, we present the following rec-
ommendations for the consideration of the Legislature:

    1.  We recommend an appropriation for the construction of a
        Biological building, the sum of $50,000.

    2.  We recommend an adequate appropriation for the enlarge-
        ment of, or an addition to, the Mechanical building to
        accommodate a Department of Electrical Engineering and
        the establishment and equipment of such a Department.

    3.  We recommend an appropriation for the support of a
        first class Department of Education.

In Conclusion

This Board takes this opportunity to commend the work accomplish-
ed by President Stubbs, the Regents and the faculty.  Nevada has
a University of which it may be justly proud, and which should
receive the hearty support of all its people, for here the young
men and women of Nevada can secure as good an education as they
can acquire elsewhere.

The Board also desires to join in expressions of appreciation of
the generous benefactions of Mr. Mackay and his mother, Mrs.
John W. Mackay.  The gift of the Mining building with its equip-
ment, is destined to make the Mackay School of Mines of the
Nevada State University, the best Mining School in the world.
It is not only a fitting monument to the memory of that distin-
guished citizen of this State, the late John W. Mackay, but it
will prove of incalcuable benefit to hundreds of young men of
this and other States, and through them to the great mining
world.  Also, the splendid gift of Mr. Clarence Mackay of the
Athletic Building and Grounds, will prove of inestimable value to
the University as a whole; as well as affording a constant source
of pleasure to great numbers outside the Institution.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                             F. H. Norcross, Chief Justice,
                                 Ex-Officio Chairman
                             G. F. Talbot
                             J. A. Ascher
                             Alfred Chartz
                             H. A. Comins
                             Herman Davis
                             C. H. Duborg
                             James J. Mc Cormack
                             H. V. Morehouse
                             John O'Kane
                             Key Pittman

               FACULTY REPRESENTATION IN ATHLETICS

While the University has reserved the right to supervise and
regulate all Athletics, yet I have left the direction of College
Athletics very largely and, I think, too largely, to the stu-
dents.

If we continue to collect the $4 a term from every student for
the benefit of Athletics, it is very clear that the University
should have control, along with the Associated Students, of this
money.  I recommend the following changes in the Constitution of
the Associated Students to accomplish this end.  These changes
are made in Article 5, entitled "The Executive Committee".

    Section 1.  The authority of this Association shall be vested
    in the Executive Committee, to consist of the President of
    the Association, who shall be Chairman, together with the
    Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Graduate Manager, Wo-
    men's Athletic Manager, two members elected from the members
    of the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior classes, except in such
    cases as are provided for in Article 5, Section 2, and the
    Faculty Committee on Athletics.

    Section 2.  But the duties of the Faculty Committee on Ath-
    letics as members of the Executive Committee are restricted
    to the provisions of the 6 paragraphs which follow.

    The object to be attained by the association of the Faculty
    Committee on Athletics with the Officers and members of the
    Associated Students is to secure close cooperation and har-
    mony of action in all forms of student activity and, at the
    same time, preserve to the students the initiative and man-
    agement of them.

    1.  At a meeting of the Executive Committee to be held on
        the evening of the first Wednesday after the University
        opens, they shall consider broadly the policy that is to
        be adopted with respect to Athletics for the College
        year.

    2.  They shall apportion from time to time the Association
        moneys to the different student activities, provided
        that no activity shall be granted money at the expense
        of another, unless otherwise provided for by a majority
        vote of the Association.

    3.  When the money has been apportioned to the various activ-
        ities, the Graduate Manager with the Director of Athlet-
        ics for Men, and the Women's Athletic Manager with the
        Director of Athletics for Women, shall expend the money
        granted to their activities within their respective ju-
        risdictions.

    4.  They shall fix the salaries of all persons employed by
        the Association.

    5.  They shall audit, when necessary, the accounts of the
        Treasurer, Graduate Manager, Women's Athletic Manager,
        and such other persons as have charge or are responsible
        for the Association.

    6.  They shall fix the amount of the membership fees each
        semester.

Letter from President Jordan

                                      Stanford University
                                      California
                                      March 2, 1910

President Joseph E. Stubbs
Reno, Nevada

Dear President Stubbs:

It is arranged that our Faculty Committee on Athletics shall
exercise any control over these activities which may seem to
the Committee desirable.  In a general way, they do not meddle
when things are going right, but they have all power if they
choose to exercise it.  The University takes no part in the
collection of Athletic fees, and contributes no money to Ath-
letics, otherwise than assigning certain grounds for the pur-
pose of Athletics, and making provision for the work of the
Gymnasium.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ Davis Starr Jordan

Letter From University of California

                                    Berkeley, March 4, 1910

Dr. J. E. Stubbs
President, University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada

My Dear Dr. Stubbs:

In reply to your letter of inquiry, recently received, I would
say that in recent years the system of Athletic control at this
University has been considerably changed.  Previous to this
change there was a Faculty Committee which directed the whole
matter with continual reference of various points to the faculty
as a whole.  This method led to considerable friction and was a
constant source of annoyance and trouble.

At the present time student activities are controlled by what
is known as the Executive Committee.  This is essentially a
committee of Associated Students, the President, Vice-President
and Secretary, of which are, I believe, ex-officio members.
There is also an "Athletic" representative and this representa-
tive has of late been the football captain for the first term
and the baseball captain for the second.  This, however, is not
a matter of rule, but a mere student custom.  There is also a
faculty member of the Committee appointed by the President of
the University.  In theory he has no more power than any other
member of the Committee, but of course, practically, consider-
able weight is given to his advice.  It is, of course, very
desirable that such a faculty representative should have the
complete confidence of the students.  The "Graduate Manager" is
also a member of this Committee.

This Committee has direct control of all the Athletic activities
and the expenditure of money for Athletic purposes.

There is also a Faculty Committee on Athletics and it has been
found very desirable that the Chairman of this Committee, or at
least some member of the Committee, should be the same person
who sits as representative on the Executive Committee.  It is
recognized of course that the final authority in such matters
rests with the faculty of the University, and it is desirable
to have an organized committee that shall be ready to act for
the faculty or present its views on controverted matters to
the faculty.  The policy of this Committee, however, is to as-
sume no direct authority over Athletic matters nor to interfere
with the regular routine.  It simply stands ready to take up
such matters as may be presented to it for its advice, or con-
sideration, or decision on some doubtful point.

The faculty definitely reserves for itself the decision on
plans involving the absence of any team from the University, and
furthermore, the Faculty Committee has final decision in any
matter of contested eligibility.

As far as the expenses are concerned, these are defrayed entirely
by the Associated Students.  The money is collected by them and
expended by them through the Executive Committee.  A few years
ago the plan was $1 a term dues.  This would give the student
membership in the Associated Students and the privilege of vot-
ing.  This plan did not work out very satisfactorily.  The plan
now in force is that of a payment of $2.50 each term in return
for which a student gets his membership, the privilege to vote,
the Daily Californian (a student newspaper), and the free ad-
mission to all games except the final California-Stanford Inter-
collegiate.  No student is required to pay this assessment, but
of course strong moral influence is exerted by his fellow stu-
dents to induce him to join the Association and a great major-
ity are members.

If you desire any further information on these matters, some
detail, or an opinion as to show any point work out, I will be
pleased to furnish the information, or for some matters you might
write to Professor Edmond O'Neill, who is at present Chairman of
the Faculty Athletic Committee and faculty representative of the
Executive Committee.

I might add that the University collects from each student an
Infirmary fee and also a Gymnasium fee.  This latter fee is for
keeping up conveniences of the Gymnasium, supplying towels, etc.,
and a certain surplus in that fund has been devoted this last
year to the building of several tennis courts for the use of the
whole body of students and the faculty.  In this way one might
say that Athletics is indirectly benefitted.  But the money,
for instance that prepared "California Field", built the bleach-
ers, buys the football suits, prints tickets, pays for the Coach-
es, the Graduate Manager, etc., is all collected and handled by
students.  A great deal of this money of course is derived from
selling tickets to the public for the games.  None of it comes
through the University.

In regard to the Gymnasium fee, I should also add that Gymnasium
work is prescribed for all Freshmen.

With best wishes to yourself and kind regards to my friends of
University faculty, I am

                             Very sincerely yours,

                         /s/ Geo. D. Louderback
                             Department of Geology & Mineralogy

              ARTICLE IN SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPAPER

             Eight-Unit Ruling Amended by Faculty

    Old Work Will Be Counted as Much as New in Coming Exams

Berkeley , March 8 - The faculty of the University of California
made several important changes in the regulations of students'
courses at the institution by amending the 8-unit ruling.  Here-
tofore in determining the studies which should constitute the 8
units required for continuation in College, only new work was in-
cluded, but according to the new rule, old work will be consider-
ed on the same basis as the new.  Under the old system of honors
at graduation, the student was required to take Departmental ex-
aminations in addition to the regular course examination.  Now
these examinations have been done away with.

In case a student fails to pass in at least 8 units of duly reg-
istered work, he will be dropped from the roll, provided, that
any student who is allowed to register for less than 8 units
must pass in all units so registered.  A student dropped from
the roll may be reinstated after an interval of at least one-half
year, provided that he can furnish satisfactory reasons to the
committee on disqualified students.

The faculty adopted the following standing rule:  "There shall
be a standing committee of the Academic Council, consisting of
the Dean of the faculties, Dean of the lower division, and the
recorder of the faculties, whose duty it shall be to pass upon
all petitions for reinstatement submitted by students, disquali-
fied students, and the committee shall report to the Council
its administration of this regulation at least once each half
year.

Another act of the faculty was to authorize the various Depart-
ments or Colleges to recommend for honors with the bachelor's
degree such students as shall have satisfied the requirements
for honors.  Students of any College may be recommended for
honors on the basis of a thesis showing ability to do original
work.

                      MUSIC DEPARTMENT

I recommend that we appoint no successor to Mrs. Wood in charge
of the Music Department, but that we arrange with Mr. Sawvell to
give instruction in College Music for 20 minutes each week at
General Assembly, and also the required instruction in Normal
and High School Music.

                    READING AND ELOCUTION

If the University can afford it, I recommend that we employ Miss
Edith Howe to give instruction in Reading and Elocution to the
members of the Normal School and the University High School
throughout this semester.  In the first place, I am sure that
the students need such instruction, and in the second place, I
know they would be inspired to do their best if Miss Howe gave
the instruction.

                        THE REGENTS

For the first time, I have had to seek some persons to stand
for nomination as members of the Board of Regents.  Mr. C. B.
Henderson, of course, accepted a renomination.  I had expected
Dr. J. J. Sullivan to accept a renomination also, but in a let-
ter to me he declined to do so.  I solicited Dr. H. E. Reid then
to accept the nomination for the Long Term Regent.  For the
Short Term Regent it seemed for a long time that there would be
no one forthcoming.  I requested several men to accept the nom-
ination for Short Term Regent, notably, Mr. H. A. Comins of Ely,
Mr. James Yerington of Carson City, Judge S. S. Downer of Reno,
who would be very much interested in University matters; then
Mr. C. R. Carter, and these all, for various good reasons, de-
clined, and then I spoke to Mr. James W. O'Brien of Sparks, whom
I knew as a very earnest schoolman, and he accepted.  There are
two men named on the Socialist ticket for the Long Term Regents,
but I do not know them.

                   ADVERTISING THE UNIVERSITY

The Regents will recall that last year they authorized the Pres-
ident to put an advertisement of the Mackay School of Mines in
eastern Journals to an amount not exceeding $1000.  I did so, and
as a result I think more than 500 letters were sent to the office
for Registers and for information, and I presume at least 10 stu-
dents were gained by the University through this advertising.
The Editorial Association of Nevada, with very few exceptions,
published articles severely criticising the Regents, and espe-
cially the President, for trying to advertise the Mackay School
of Mines in papers of national repute, although Mining Schools
of the country have made use of this means of reaching students
for many, many years.  These articles especially referred to the
fact that the Regents had no right to expend the State's money
on advertising outside of the State.  Now such publications un-
doubtedly did us harm.  In payment for the advertising, I paid
the first installment of $409.96, October 27, 1909, by a check
on the Laboratory and Guarantee Fund, and the second install-
ment of $587.27, I paid February 1, 1910, by my own personal
check on the Nixon National Bank.  I did this holding the entire
subject in mind until the meeting of the next Legislature.  I
propose to incorporate in my report to the Board of Regents to
be submitted to the Legislature a recommendation that the State
appropriate $5000 for advertising not only the Mining School,
but the State University in all its Departments, for two years
in papers of Nationwide circulation.

I have done no advertising this past Summer for the reason that
I wanted to take the matter up with the Legislature first, and
second, because we could not spare the money.

                 PRESIDENT'S TOUR OF THE STATE

It seems to me the time has come for an aggressive campaign to
bring new students from within the State as well as without to
the University and to this end it may be well for the Regents to
authorize and instruct the President of the University to show by
public addresses what the University has done, what it is doing,
and what it can do.

                      STATE ADVERTISING

On account of the University opening August 15th, which is about
two weeks earlier than has been the custom heretofore, I put an
advertisement of the opening of the University in every newspaper
of the State.  I first made an agreement with the Nevada State
Journal and the Reno Evening Gazette that they would put in a
4-inch advertisement once a week for four weeks for $4, and I
presume that the other newspapers of the State will be willing
to take the price made by these two papers for the advertisement.

                          ATTENDANCE

I cannot tell the Regents our exact enrollment.  The University
is making some changes according to the last register, and a
few of the students require a little longer time to arrange their
studies.  The report that I had concerning the new students is
that 56 new students had entered as Freshmen.  This is a satis-
factory number.  I was afraid that the social conditions in this
State would seriously cut down the number of our students.  The
faculty had done so much work in this State and California that
up to June 15th I was very certain that we would have an in-
creased attendance this year in the University.  After June 15th
there came a change which I cannot define, yet nevertheless it
was clear that parents both within and without the State would
not send their children to the University of Nevada under present
conditions, and there is no doubt that this University would have
today 300 bona fide University students if the social conditions
were different.  Nevertheless my feelings are very buoyant, and
my judgment is that from this time on we are slowly, but surely,
going to make the progress that we deserve.

We hear it said now and then that this Institution is top heavy;
that we have too many Professors for the number of students; and,
while this charge has been made through an ignorance of condi-
tions, yet, properly presented to the people, our course will be
approved.

This University must maintain and is now maintaining a standard
of entrance equal to that of the University of California and
Stanford University.  In its conditions of admission and its
courses of instruction it is keeping thoroughly abreast with the
sound educational sentiment of this country.  And the money that
is appropriated by the State and the money appropriated by the
Government lays upon the Regents and the faculty of this Univer-
sity the highest responsibility to provide a University adapted
to the instruction of the youth of this and other States.  This
we have tried to do and believe we are doing it.

                          FINANCES

This University is supported by funds appropriated by the State
Legislature and by the Agricultural and Mechanical College Fund,
which is appropriated by the Federal Government.  These funds are
given with the implied instruction to the Governing Officers of
this body that we shall give first class instruction in these
several Departments which the State University has established.
I have gone over very carefully the appropriation from the State
Funds that remain to us for the last four months of this year,
and I am pleased to say that we shall finish the year without a
dollar of deficiency.  Notice has been given to all the Officers
and Instructors in this University that they are not to requisi-
tion for anything except that which is necessary to maintain the
University during these four months.  I will grant the necessary
supplies, and nothing further.  I have prepared a set of requisi-
tion books and am requiring a requisition for every expenditure.
The original of these requisitions I keep in the office, and
when the bills are sent in, if there is no requisition for the
bill, we will not allow it until we know why the bill was made.

I am

                             Very truly yours,

                             J. E. Stubbs
                             President

Claims Allowed:

    State Funds

        A. C. Mc Clury                         $ 209.78
        A. C. Mc Clury                           321.31
        A. C. Mc Clury                            33.91
        A. C. Mc Clury                            82.53
        A. C. Mc Clury                           111.06
        A. C. Mc Clury                           187.74
        A. C. Mc Clury                             8.01
        A. C. Mc Clury                            23.64
        A. C. Mc Clury                             8.70
        A. C. Mc Clury                            17.97
        Longmans, Green & Company                  2.00
        National Geographic Society                4.00
        Library of Congress                       18.47
        Bennett's Magazine Agency                 47.50
        Macmillan Company                          2.25
        Wm. R. Jenkins                             1.86
        Library Bureau                             5.55
        Houghton, Mifflin Company                  2.00
        D. Appleton & Company                      5.00
        Plant World                                5.50
        A. C. Herre                                2.00
        Bennett's Magazine Agency                  4.70
        Mott Stationery Company                    2.35
        De Remer Hardware Company                  2.25
        Riccardo Marghieri                         7.42
        G. E. Stechert                             5.19
                                    Total      $1122.69

    State Funds

        J. J. Sullivan                         $  26.25
        Frank Williams                            69.90
        A. A. Codd                                17.00
        General Payroll                         2671.59
        George H. Taylor                          55.05
        J. E. Stubbs                               4.50
        H. W. Hill                               143.80
        Maxwell Adams                             24.20
        Nevada School Journal                     48.00
        Western Union                             23.93
        Mott Stationery Company                    3.30
        Telephone Company                         60.10
        Louise M. Sissa                            7.00
        The White Company                         15.40
        Nevada Press Company                      58.75
        Postal Telegraph Company                   7.06
        Reno Printing Company                     11.50
        Nevada State Journal                      24.50
        Overland Auto Company                     25.00
        Postal Telegraph Cable Company            11.34
        Nevada Press Company                      14.75
        Self & Sellman                              .50
        Reno Power Light & Water Company         225.00
        Reno Mercantile Company                    1.00
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company          20.78
        Reno Mercantile Company                   10.83
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company          75.44
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company           2.25
        Suplee Hardware Company                   16.00
        J. E. Stubbs                              19.75
        Geo. H. Taylor                            26.66
        Nevada Press                               4.50
        Riverside Hotel                           52.00
        Sierra Construction Company               21.00
        Telephone Company                         29.75
        Kate Lewers                               20.00
        George Ordahl                             16.30
        L. W. Hartman                             22.50
        J. C. Jones                               21.35
        Eimer & Amend                              2.05
        Bausch & Lomb                              4.20
        Ira C. Swanman                             4.00
        Sierra Engraving Company                   5.90
        Porteous Decorating Company                4.76
        Ginn & Company                             7.80
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company           1.80
        Reno Mill & Lumber Company                 2.70
        Sol Levy                                   1.95
        Sol Levy                                   6.88
        Nevada Transfer Company                    1.00
        Sierra Engraving Company                   7.40
        J. B. Lippincott                           5.40
        S. B. Doten                               48.05
        Cecil Creel                               20.00
        S. B. Doten for J. A. Longyear            20.00
        A. A. Heller                              50.00
        Reno Mill & Lumber Company                23.45
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company           1.13
        W. A. Harms                               17.00
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company           3.00
        Henry Heil Chemical Company               13.47
        Payroll                                   50.00
                                    Total      $4210.47

    Food and Drugs:

        Geo. H. Taylor                         $  40.64
        Mott Stationery Company                   28.25
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company          10.65
        S. C. Dinsmore                           703.30
        The White Company                          6.50
        Kny Scheerer Company                      45.60
        Payroll                                  341.67
        Braun-Knecht-Heimann                      23.66
                                    Total      $1200.27

    State Hygienic Laboratory:

        Grand Rapids Furniture Company         $  71.33
        Troy Laundry                               1.15
        O. P. Johnstone                            5.00
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company          14.25
        The White Company                          2.00
        A. C. Mc Clury                             2.08
        J. S. Bieseckler                          11.90
        Reno Ice Delivery Company                  6.25
        George H. Taylor                           3.00
        Payroll                                  261.00
                                    Total      $ 377.96

    Manzanita Annex:

        Daniels & Steinmetz                    $ 362.27

    Elko County Dry Farm:

        A. W. Hesson & Company                 $   9.75
        J. E. Stubbs                              70.00
        Gordon H. True                            59.45
        W. T. Smith Company                        6.25
        Payroll                                  150.00
        C. S. Knight                               7.95
        T. F. Brennen                            232.00
        Gordon H. True                            16.00
        Elephant Livery Stable                    28.25
        W. T. Smith & Company                     43.56
                                    Total      $ 623.81

    August Payrolls:

        State                                  $3146.19
        Mackay Instruction Fund                  525.00
        A & M                                   2751.66
        Elko Dry Farm                            300.00
        Professor Emeritus in English             50.00
        Pure Food & Drugs                        304.17
        State Hygienic Laboratory                266.00

    A & M:

        Payroll                                $2472.51
        American Institute Mining Engineers        7.00
        Bennett's Magazine Agency                151.20
        A. C. Mc Clury                           122.02
        A. C. Mc Clury                            51.49
        A. C. Mc Clury                             5.05
        A. C. Mc Clury                            96.76
        G. E. Stechert                             4.00
        G. E. Stechert                             7.50
        A. C. Mc Clury                             1.69
        Smithsonian Institute                     22.35
        Bennett's Magazine Agency                  7.50
        Reno Mercantile Company                     .65
        Reno Mercantile Company                    7.70
        Department Agriculture & Animal Husbandry  1.95
        Porteous Decorating Company               46.50
        Westinghouse                               2.25
        Nevada Hardware & Supply Company           3.10
        Geo. H. Taylor                            28.41
                                    Total      $3039.63

Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Williams, the
nomination of George Delafield Powers to be the Instructor in
Mechanical Engineering at a monthly salary of $114 for 12 months
beginning August 1, 1910 was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Dr. Sullivan, the
nomination of Arthur S. Otis to be Instructor in Mathematics in
the University High School at a salary of $1000 per year, begin-
ning with the 1st of August, 1910, was approved.

Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Williams, the
President's nomination of Walter S. Palmer as Instructor in
Mining and Metallurgy at a salary of $1500 beginning with the
1st of August, 1910, was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Dr. Sullivan, John
Ernest Sears was granted the degree of Bachelor of Science in the
School of Civil Engineering.

The motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Williams, that
the matter with reference to the students in Lincoln Hall, and
the smoking of students be left to President Stubbs and reported
upon the next meeting, was carried.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Sullivan,
President Stubbs was authorized to have plans for a Biological
building prepared by Messrs. Bliss and Faville, provided that
they receive no pay for these plans unless we obtain an appro-
priation for a building from the Legislature.

Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Williams, the
Faculty Representation on Athletics recommended by the President
was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Dr. Sullivan, the
President was authorized to employ Miss Edith Howe as Instructor
in Reading and Elocution if satisfactory financial arrangements
could be made.

Upon motion of Dr. Sullivan, seconded by Regent Williams, the
action of the President in advertising the University in all
the papers of the State was approved.  The bills for the same
are to be paid as presented.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Dr. Sullivan, Presi-
dent Stubbs was authorized to make a trip through the State for
the purpose of making addresses in the interest of the Univer-
sity.

There being no further business to transact, the Board adjourned
to meet on September 24th, 1910.

                             John Sunderland
                             Chairman Pro Tem

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary