08/24/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 24-25, 1917
 



08-24-1917
Volume OE - Pages 76-82

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 24, 1917

The Board of Regents met in the office of the President of the
University at 11:30 AM., August 24th.

Present:  Regents Baker, Sullivan, O'Brien, Abel and Acting
President Lewers.  Absent:  Regent Curler.

The Board proceeded at once to opening the bids for the con-
struction of the Agricultural building, and the Chairman read
the bids as submitted, as follows:

    W. G. Mc Ginty & Son        Proposal #1     $59,778
                                Proposal #2     28 cents
                                Proposal #3     $   600
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,300
                                Proposal #5     $   250
                                Proposal #6     $    70
                                Proposal #7     $   460
                                Proposal #8     $   900
                                Proposal #9     $   440
                                Check Enclosed  $ 3,200

    Ward Bros.                  Proposal #1     $52,458
                                Proposal #2     30 cents
                                Proposal #3     $   498
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,350
                                Proposal #5     $   200
                                Proposal #6     $    90
                                Proposal #7     $ 2,100
                                Proposal #8     $   750
                                Proposal #9     $   360
                                Check Enclosed  $ 3,000

    Caldwell & Son              Proposal #1     $66,490
                                Proposal #2     40 cents
                                Proposal #3     $ 1,400
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,400
                                Proposal #5     $   300
                                Proposal #6     $    75
                                Proposal #7     $ 7,100
                                Proposal #8     $ 1,200
                                Proposal #9     $   850
                                Check Enclosed  $ 3,850

    C. G. Sellman Constr. Co.   Proposal #1     $61,800
                                Proposal #2     40 cents
                                Proposal #3     $   300
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,100
                                Proposal #5     $   225
                                Proposal #6     $    67
                                Proposal #7     $   750
                                Proposal #8     $ 1,100
                                Proposal #9     $   750
                                Check Enclosed  $ 3,500

    W. D. Henderson             Proposal #1     $65,408
                                Proposal #2     37 cents
                                Proposal #3     $   950
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,300
                                Proposal #5     $   360
                                Proposal #6     $   185
                                Proposal #7     $   880
                                Proposal #8     $   510
                                Proposal #9     $   735
                                Check Enclosed  $ 7,000

    Roush & Belz                Proposal #1     $71,893
                                Proposal #2     30 cents
                                Proposal #3     $ 1,450
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,100
                                Proposal #5     $   250
                                Proposal #6     $    75
                                Proposal #7     $ 1,200
                                Proposal #8     $   416
                                Proposal #9     $   400
                                Check Enclosed  $ 3,650

    Eugene Schuler              Proposal #1     $57,000
                                Proposal #2     25 cents
                                Proposal #3     $ 1,500
                                Proposal #4     $ 2,200
                                Proposal #5     $   500
                                Proposal #6     $    75
                                Proposal #7     $ 1,100
                                Proposal #8     $   470
                                Proposal #9     $   420
                                Check Enclosed  $ 3,000

The Chairman called for the pleasure of the Board in regard to
the bids and the following motion was offered by Regent Sulli-
van:  I move you that the bid of Ward Brothers, being in the
opinion of the Board the lowest and best, for the construction
of the Aricultural building, be accepted.  The Chairman called
for discussion and there being none the motion was put to vote
as follows:

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

The contractors who had made bids being in waiting were called in
and the bids read to them and announcement made that the contract
had been awarded by due action of the Board to Ward Brothers.

Mr. Sellman of Sellman Construction Co. protested the awarding
of the contract to Ward Brothers on the ground that their bid
was in 8 minutes late (10 o'clock being the specified time in
the advertisement).

Messrs. Lewis, Ellery and Sexton were present when the contrac-
tors were invited in and heard the awarding of the contract.

Recess was taken until 2 P.M. and Mr. Ward representing Ward
Brothers, the successful bidders, and the architect were invited
to be present.

The Board of Regents met to resume work at 3:15 P.M., August
24th.

Present:  Regents Baker, Sullivan, Abel and Acting President
Lewers.  Absent:  Regents Curler, O'Brien.  Messrs. Lewis, Ellery
and Sexton were present by invitation as was Mr. William Ward,
representing the firm of Ward Brothers, the successful bidders
for the construction of the Agricultural building.

Discussion was held with the architects and the engineer and with
Mr. Ward relative to the different propositions in the bid, fol-
lowing which Regent Baker moved as follows:  I move that the
Chairman of the Board of Regents and the Secretary be authorized
to enter into a contract with Ward Brothers for the construction
of the Agricultural building according to the following terms:

    Accepting proposition No. 1 for $52,458
    Accepting proposition No. 2 for 30 cents
    Accepting proposition No. 3 for $498
    Rejecting proposition No. 4 for $2,350
    Accepting proposition No. 5 for $200
    Accepting proposition No. 6 for $90
    Accepting proposition No. 7 for $2,100
    Leaving proposition No. 8 open for further consideration
        by the Board and the contractors
    Accepting proposition No. 9 for $360

It being also understood and agreed with Ward Brothers that they
shall take from the Board of Regents flooring and sheathing which
the Board of Regents has already ordered and will supply, the
same being 25,120 feet of flooring and 2,100 feet of sheathing.
Vote being put stood as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Mr. Ward representing Ward Brothers was asked to submit his bond
and execute the contract for the building of the Agricultural
building on Monday morning, August 27.

The Chairman read a letter he had written to Mr. Gorman, under
date of August 24, regarding the certified checks of the un-
successful bidders, ordered returned, for the approval of the
Board (File 7-2).

The Chairman presented and read letters applying for the place as
overseer of construction, from the following:  Mr. Geo. Mc Nees,
Mr. Hoeffel of Friedhoff and Hoeffel, and Mr. Edward E. Hoxie.
The matter was discussed with the architect and the contractor,
and it was the opinion of the Board that the matter of selecting
an overseer for the construction of the Agricultural building
should be postponed until the meeting of September 11th when they
would consider applications and credentials.  Mr. Lewis, archi-
tect, submitted the name of Mr. E.  Marlsbary for this position.

A report from the Comptroller under date of August 24th relative
to the bids for the hardware for the Agricultural building was
read.  Acting President Lewers gave a report of his trip to San
Francisco with Mr. Gorman on this account, stating that they had
inspected goods and received bids from the Corbin representa-
tives and the Yale people in San Francisco.  Matter was discussed
in detail.

The following motion was offered by Dr. Sullivan:  I move you
that in accordance with the recommendation of Acting President
Lewers, the Board accept the bid as submitted by the Yale repre-
sentative, Chas. Brown and Sons of San Francisco, for $747.50,
F. O. B. Reno, for hardware for the Agricultural building.  Mo-
tion being put the vote stood as follows:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

A letter was read from Mr. C. R. Carter of the Washoe County
Bank addressed to Mr. Gorman, under date of July 14, pertaining
to the bond of Mr. Broy, and the same was passed to file (File
7-4).

A letter was also read from Mr. Eaton, under date of July 13,
which was also ordered filed (File 7-5).

A letter from Miss Margaret Mack, dated August 2, was read and
ordered filed (File 7-6).

A letter was read by the Chairman from Captain Mc Clure, dated
at the Presidio, August 5, 1917, advising that Elrod Pohl be
asked to act in conjunction with Sergeant Fink and take charge
of the military work at the University.  Acting President Lewers
advised in this connection that he had seen Major Ryan of the
Western Division of the U. S. Army, and Major Ryan had advised
that he had been asked to come here.  Acting President Lewers
then presented his recommendations to the Board, and which were
read by them (File 7-9).  He also presented a recommendation
from Director Doten, which was referred over for the Board to
act as the Board of Control of the Experiment Station (see same
filed under Board of Control documents).  Mr. Lewers also read
a letter from Professor E. G. Woodward of the Dairy Department
containing needs and recommendations for that Department.  The
following action was taken on the recommendations presented by
Acting President Lewers:

It was moved by Regent Baker that the Fall term of the Univer-
sity open on Thursday, September 6, 1917.  Motion was carried.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the resignation of Philip A.
Lehenbauer, as Associate Professor of Botany and Horticulture,
be accepted to take effect September 1, 1917, his salary to
continue to that date.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the appointment made by Acting
President Lewers of Mr. C. W. Lantz to the position made vacant
by the resignation of Associate Professor Lehenbauer, at a sal-
ary at the rate of $1600 per year, beginning September 1, 1917,
with the title of Assistant Professor of Botany and Horticulture,
and that Mr. Lantz work under the direction of Professor Frandsen
be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved that the resignation of Dr. R. H. Mullin as Director
of the State Hygienic Laboratory branch of the Public Service
Division, dated August 16, 1917, be accepted, under the condi-
tion that it take effect on September 15, 1917, and that Dr.
Mullin be granted a vacation from September 1.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Acting President Lewers was asked to present a recommendation at
the meeting of September 11 for the successor to Dr. Mullin.
Regent Sullivan was asked to work in connection with Mr. Lewers
in this recommendation.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that in case Assistant Professor J.
A. Nyswander is taken into the services of the United States Army
that Mrs. J. A. Nyswander be appointed as his successor as In-
structor in Mathematics at a salary of at the rate of $1800 per
year.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved that the appointment of Mr. G. W. Sears, as In-
structor in Chemistry, at a salary of $1500 per year, payable
in 10 equal payments for the first year, be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the recommendation of Acting
President Lewers that Scott E. Jameson be appointed Assistant
Analyst in the State Analytical Laboratory, at a salary of $125
per month beginning on the date Mr. Jameson began work, be ap-
proved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Relative to the appointment of Major Ryan, matter referred to Mr.
Lewers with the understanding that if he can make terms with
Major Ryan, he is to present his name before the Board at the
meeting on September 11, 1917.

Regarding the matter of the Dairy, as contained in Mr. Woodward's
letter, Acting President asked for further time to make a study
of the conditions and needs of that Department, stating however,
that it would be necessary to get someone in the place of Mr.
Eaton, resigned, at once.  He was told to do this and present
the name of Mr. Eaton's successor at the next meeting.

Acting President Lewers presented a recommendation from Mr.
Norcross, contained in his letter of August 20th, relative to
the appointment of Miss Evelyn Hayes as Emergency Demonstrator
for Lyon County.  It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the recom-
mendation for the appointment of Miss Hayes as Emergency Demon-
strator for Lyon County be approved, to take effect on September
1, 1917, at a salary to be determined at the meeting on September
11, 1917.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

Dr. Sullivan took the Chair.

The following motion after some informal discussion was offered
by Mr. Abel:  I move you that in order that the Board may have a
better understanding of the general work and the emergency work
of the Smith-Lever Extension Department of the University, that
the Secretary of the Board say to Mr. Norcross that the Board
will appreciate his appearing at the next meeting for the purpose
of discussing in detail with him these matters.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Regent Baker that the Acting President be in-
structed to place the usual advertisement in regard to the open-
ing of the University in the State papers.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The Chairman read the report from the Comptroller under date of
August 24th, and the following action was taken thereon:

It was moved by Regent Sullivan that the list of Claims approved
on August 4th by the Finance Committee, covered by Checks 92 to
96, inclusive, for a total of $19,765.55, and list of Claims
No. 19 against the State Nos. 249 to 266, inclusive, for a total
of $12,952.17 be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The matter of the recommendations concerning the Dairy as con-
tained in Mr. Gorman's report were referred to the Acting Pres-
ident for presentation at the next meeting.

The matter of the Smith-Lever budget was referred to the Acting
President to be taken up at the next meeting on September 11,
1917.

In regard to the matter of protection of funds in local banks,
the Comptroller was advised to proceed along the lines he was
working on and report further on September 11.

Relative to the bill from the Riverside Mill Company for $122.50,
it was moved by Mrs. Baker that the bill of the Riverside Mill
Company for grain for the Department of Animal Husbandry, for
$122.50 be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         No
    Mr. Abel             No

The motion was lost.

It was moved that the claim of Mr. W. O. Lewis for fees for
architect's services for the Agricultural building be approved.
Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved that the recommendation of the Acting President
that Mr. J. Mischon, Gardener, be placed on a regular salary
of $3 per day (including Sunday), be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the Registrar, Louise M. Sissa,
be granted an increase of salary to take effect July 1, 1917, of
10% on her present salary.  Vote:

    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mr. Abel             Aye

The Board having no further business adjourned, (having previous-
ly resolved itself into a Board of Control to consider certain
matters pertaining to the Experiment Station) to meet again on
September 11, 1917.

                             J. F. Abel
                             Chairman

Louise Blaney
Secretary