08/22/1916

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 22-23, 1916
 



08-22-1916
Volume OD - Pages 641-651

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 22, 1916

The Board of Regents met in the Office of the President in
Morrill Hall at 10 o'clock August 22nd.  Present:  Regents
Henderson, O'Brien, Sullivan, Pratt and Codd; Chairman Henderson
presiding.  In the absence of the Secretary and Assistant
Secretary, Regent Codd was appointed Secretary Pro Tem.

The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was omitted.

The Chairman called for the recommendation of the President in
regard to the vacancy in the Department of History and Political
Science.  The President presented the name of Charles Worthen
Spencer, Ph. D.  Dr. Spencer is a graduate of Colby College and
has done post graduate work in Columbia and Chicago, receiving
his Ph. D. from Columbia University, New York City.  He was for
many years on the faculty of Colgate University and for the last
11 years has been Assistant Professor of History and Political
Science at Princeton University.  He is a distinguished scholar,
writer and publicist in the Departments of History and Political
Science.

He is recommended by:

    President Woodrow Wilson, former President of Princeton
        University
    Dr. William A. Dunning and Dr. Herbert A. Osgood of the
        Department of Political Science, Columbia University
    President John Grier Hibbon of Princeton University
    Dr. Paul Van Dyke, Professor of History, Princeton University
    President H. A. Garfield of Williams College
    Dr. Melbourne Stuart Read, Vice President of Colgate Univer-
        sity and Professor of Psychology and Education
    Dr. Henry R. Shipman of the Department of History and Politi-
        cal Science, Princeton University

In negotiations with Dr. Spencer he stipulated that his appoint-
ment should be effective at the College year beginning July 1,
1916, and that he should be allowed to furnish a substitute and
be granted a leave of absence until January 1, 1917.

The President recommended that because of the excellent training
of Dr. Spencer we should accept the stipulation for leave of
absence until January 1, 1917, as it is difficult to get such a
well trained man for this position; that $1000 should be allowed
for the payment of this substitute; that Dr. Spencer should be
appointed Professor of Political Science and History; that his
salary should be at the rate of $2300 per year from January 1,
1917 to July 1, 1917; that on July 1, 1917, he should become
the Head of the Department of Political Science, which should be
separated from the Department of History, and that his salary
should be increased $100 per year until the maximum Professor's
salary should be reached, Dr. Spencer to assist for the present
in the Department of History.

Mr. Frank Marion Russell, a graduate of Stanford University and
a post graduate of Columbia, highly recommended by both Stanford
and Columbia people, was to be his substitute until January 1,
1917.

Regent Pratt called for the recommendations which had been made
by Miss Wier for an assistant in her Department.  A recess was
held and on the resumption of business the President presented
all the papers and data pertaining to this position.

Motion made by Regent O'Brien that the recommendation of Presi-
dent Hendrick in regard to the appointment of Dr. Spencer be
approved, and that Mr. Frank Marion Russell be accepted as
substitute until January 1, 1917.

On motion, vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       No

Pursuant to the resolution of the Board at its last meeting,
calling upon the President to nominate a Matron for Manzanita
Hall, the President presented the name of Miss Elizabeth Kempton,
formerly of Taconic School, Connecticut, for this position.  The
arrangement with Miss Kempton contemplates that she shall have
charge of Manzanita Hall and also of the Dining Hall.  Her actual
duties are contemplated in the following statement:  Mistress of
the Girls' Hall, she shall have exclusive supervision of the life
of the building, the goings and comings of the residents, the
conduct of their rooms, and their conduct within the building
shall be in her charge; she shall assign to them their rooms and
shall make such changes in their assignments as shall seem to
her wise.  Her duties in relation to the young women is differ-
entiated from the Dean of Women in that she is in charge of the
girls of the Hall, whereas the Dean of Women is in charge of
all the women in the University.  The Dean of Women must pass
upon the activities as proper, when these activities are Uni-
versity functions or functions in the Departments of the Uni-
versity, such as fraternities, sororities, clubs or societies,
the Colleges or Departments.  Once the Dean of Women has stated
that any social function is proper, it is then the privilege of
the Mistress of Manzanita Hall to excuse her girls to attend.
In performing this function it is assumed that she will consult
with the Dean of Women as to the educational and physical con-
dition of the individual girls and should there be any reason
assigned by the Dean of Women why refusal should be given on the
basis of deficiences or unsatisfactory educational work or un-
favorable physical conditions, the Mistress of the Hall will
take notice of these conditions; otherwise, she is the final
arbiter of the goings and comings of the young ladies of the
Hall.  The President further explained that Miss Kempton's
duties as the Head of the Commons were that she should not only
do the purchasing, but that she should have to right to engage
and dismiss the labor required for the conduct of the Commons;
that in the engagement of student labor she should consult with
the Dean of Women as to those who are in need most, and with
the President's office.  Motion made by Mr. O'Brien that the
recommendation for the engagement of Elizabeth Kempton at $1000
per year (10 months) and board and room, for the position as
Mistress of the Girls' Residence Hall and Supervisor of the
University Commons, be approved, together with the statement
of the duties of these offices.

Vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       No

The Regents having approved the budget of the Experiment Station
granting Professor J. E. Church, Jr. the privilege of spending
1/2 of his time upon the project in Meteorology in the Station,
the President recommended that assistance be granted him in the
Latin Department, and that Professor George H. Allen, formerly
Professor of Latin in the University of Cincinnati, and more
recently ex-Fellow in the American Classical School in Rome,
and student of the University of Berlin, be appointed as assist-
ant at $1500 per year, Dr. Church's salary to be paid $1000 from
the Department of Latin and $1500 from the Experiment Station,
thus adjusting the charge.

Motion presented and vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The President presented the budget of the Smith-Lever Agri-
cultural Extension Division, which has been approved by the Fi-
nance Committee, and asked that it be approved by the Board,
which was done.

The President presented the name of Mr. Luther Mc Ginnis for the
position of Boys' Club Leader, under Project No. 7, at a salary
of $1400 per annum, expense allowance $600, duties to begin
September 1.  Motion presented and vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The President stated that Mr. C. P. Campbell, Assistant Profes-
sor of Electrical Engineering, has asked for leave of absence
for one year without pay.  The President presented the name of
Mr. Henry Martin, Jr., for the position of Assistant Professor
of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.  Mr. Martin is a
graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and recommended
by Dean Scrugham, at a salary of $1500 per year, beginning
July 1, 1916.  Motion put and vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The President submitted the plan for the cooperation with the
stockmen of the State and read the form of agreement in regard
to the Sheep Industry as follows:

                     MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

THIS AGREEMENT entered into this __________ day of _____________,
1916, between the University of Nevada, by its President, party
of the first part, and ____________________ of _________________,
party of the second part,

                           WITNESSETH

THAT the said party of the second part agrees to donate to the
party of the first part the following described ewes, to wit:
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
______________ for the season of 1916-17, ending October 1, 1917.

THE party of the first part agrees to pasture, house, feed and
care for said ewes on its farm during the period of such use in a
proper and reasonable manner, breed the same with a Corriedale
ram, and at the termination of such lease to return to the party
of the second part and said above described ewes, if living.

Said party of the first part further agrees to deliver F O B
Reno such male lambs as may occur from such mating on or prior
to October 1, 1917.

IT IS FURTHER AGREED as the consideration of such breeding and
keep that said first party shall have all the wool sheared from
said ewes and all female lambs that may occur from such mating.

                   (Signed) _________________________________
                            Party of the first part

                         by _________________________________
                            President

                   (Signed) _________________________________
                            Party of the second part

Motion made by Dr. Sullivan that the recommendation be approved.

The President stated that Mr. John G. Taylor of Lovelock had
authorized the University to purchase for him a purebred Romney
ram, price not to exceed $600, and 10 Romney ewes, at a price
not to exceed $600, the ram and ewes to be shipped to his place
at Lovelock, and in November were to be returned to the Univer-
sity, the University to have 5 ewes as a gift, and the use of
the ram.

Moved by Dr. Sullivan that the agreement with Mr. Taylor be
approved.

The President presented the proposition made by Messr. Moffat,
Dangberg and Cazier; Mr. Cazier's proposal is as follows and
may be taken as a model.

    We hereby agree to turn over to the University of Nevada
    five (Hereford or Shorthorn) registered cows under the fol-
    ing conditions:

        1st - that cows shall be selected subject to our ap-
              proval;

        2nd - that the University of Nevada shall insure said
              cows for $150 per head and give them proper care
              until paid for;

        3rd - that the University of Nevada shall breed these
              cows to a (Hereford or Shorthorn) bull which
              meets with our approval and in payment for said
              cows shall return to us the first 5 calves in
              sound condition at the age of 10 months, provid-
              ing that 2 or more are males.  In the event that
              there are not 2 or more males among the first
              calves it is understood that we are to receive
              one or more male from the next crop of calves
              in order to make up that number.

These gentlemen propose to furnish the University with purebred
Hereford and Shorthorn 2-year heifers, the University to provide
the best purebred sires they are able to purchase for breeding
purposes, the donors of the heifers to receive the bulls in equal
number to the heifers if possible, the understanding being that
the University should not be held rigorously to an equal number
of bulls if for financial reasons it seems impossible.

Motion made by Dr. Sullivan that the President's recommendations
be approved.  Vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The President presented the resolution of the Board of Examiners
authorizing the expenditures of $2000 out of the University's
Public Service Funds for Engineering Experimentation as follows:

    On motion of the Attorney General it was moved that the
    Engineering Department of the Public Service Division of
    the University be authorized to spend on this work the
    sum of $2000 out of the University Public Service Depart-
    ment Fund, provided in the State Tax Act for the fiscal
    year 1916.

Motion was made and carried that the recommendation be approved
to transfer $2000 from the Public Service Funds to Engineering
Experimentation.  Vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The President stated that arrangements had been made for a
memorial patriotic service in memory of Captain Charles T. Boyd,
formerly Commandant at the University, who was killed at
Carrizal, Mexico.  The recommendation was unanimously approved.

The President asked for the confirmation of the engagement of
Mr. W. B. Castenholz by the Chairman of the Finance Committee,
to install a system of accounting in the University in conform-
ity with the recommendations of the Association of Business
Managers of the Western Universities.  Mr. Castenholz has been
Comptroller of the University of Illinois and was Chairman of
the Committee of the Business Manager's Association which re-
ported last May upon a system of accounting for use in the
Business Offices of State Universities that would provide for
the standardization of Business Office accounting in these in-
stitutions.  Mr. Codd had visited the Business Office of the
University of Illinois and had been very much impressed with
the efficiency of that office and the things which were readily
attainable through the use of this system, and urged upon the
President the engagement of Mr. Castenholz to install the system
here.  The President had submitted a letter to each member of
the Board of Regents for a statement of their position, and had
reported to Mr. Codd that the majority of the Board approved the
plan.  Mr. Codd, therefore, had engaged Mr. Castenholz upon the
terms of his expenses and $25 per day.  The President recommend-
ed that his action be confirmed.

Motion made by Mr. O'Brien that the action of Mr. Codd be con-
firmed in regard to the engagement of Mr. Castenholz, the total
cost not to exceed $500.  Upon motion the vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    No
    Pratt       No

Motion made by Mr. O'Brien as follows:  that the President be
authorized to install the system recommended by Mr. Castenholz,
and that he be authorized to recommend a man to the Board of
Regents for Comptroller of the University, salary not to exceed
$2400 per year.  On motion the vote stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    No
    Pratt       No

The President presented the report of the Committee appointed at
the last meeting of the Board as follows:

It is the recommendation of the Committee that Jack Glascock be
reemployed at a salary of $1500 per year.  The question arose as
to what was the service Mr. Glascock would render the University,
and the President was to present at the next meeting of the
Board a statement of the duties and the service which he was to
render.  It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the recommendation of
the Committee be approved.  On vote it stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

Request was presented from the Business Manager of the Sagebrush
that the Regents grant them the same assistance it had been
granting in former years, and upon motion of Mr. Pratt, the sum
of $250 was ordered paid upon the same terms as on previous
years.  Upon vote being taken it stood as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The recommendaation was presented that the salary of J. Mischon
be increased from $75 per month to $80.  All voted as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

Motion was made by Mr. Codd that one month's rent ($75) be
granted to Mrs. Massey in settlement of her claim.  Vote stood
as follows:

    Henderson   Yes
    O'Brien     Yes
    Codd        Yes
    Sullivan    Yes
    Pratt       Yes

The President made statement of the prospects of the University
for the coming year, which indicated a very large attendance
and splendid prospects.

No further business appearing, the meeting adjourned.

                             Charles B. Henderson
                             Chairman

A. A. Codd
Secretary Pro Tem