08/28/1950

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 28-29, 1950




08-28-1950
Volume 6 - Pages 252-265

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                     August 28-29, 1950

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by the Chairman in the President's office at 8:10 A.M. on Monday,
August 28, 1950.  Present were Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Arentz,
Ross, Acting President Parker and President-Elect Love.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the minutes of
    the meeting of June 10 and 13, 1950 be approved as amended by
    Colonel Parker in omitting the words "accepted and" in item
    8 under Gifts, in view of the fact that the gifts will not be
    handled through the University.

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the amendment
    to the minutes of the meeting of July 8, 1950, as recommended
    by Colonel Parker, be approved in rewording the last sentence
    in item 4 of the athletic policy from "in sufficient time to
    make recommendations to the Board of Regents prior to the Re-
    gents' approval of such changes" to read "in sufficient time
    to make recommendations to the President prior to the sub-
    mission of such changes to the Board of Regents" to conform
    to the original intent of the statement.

    Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the Regents
    approve the amendment recommended by Colonel Parker that the
    sentence be deleted in item 5 of the athletic policy, "If a
    student is allowed to stay in the institution, he is allowed
    to participate in the activites of the institution", and to
    remove the quotation marks.  (The statement was originally
    taken from a letter from Stanford University.)

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that, with the
    above amendments, the minutes of the meeting of July 8, 1950
    be approved.

President's Recommendations

 1 - Mackay School of Mines

     Colonel Parker reported on his search for a Dean for the
     School of Mines, saying that over 30 names had been con-
     sidered.  Letters were written to various Colleges and Uni-
     versities asking for recommendations.  All recommendations
     were carefully considered.  Several candidates were inter-
     viewed.

     Colonel Parker recommended that the effective date for the
     reorganization of the School of Mines be set at a later date
     than September 1, dependent upon the selection of the Dean.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that no action be
     taken at this time, but that Dr. Love be authorized to meet
     with the men concerned and to make recommendation at the
     next meeting of the Board, but that some attempt be made to
     get a Dean as soon as possible.

Reporter Mc Cullough came into the meeting at 8:30 A.M. and re-
porter Crocker at 9 A.M., during the above discussion.

 2 - Heating Plant

     Chairman Ross, Colonel Parker and Mr. Arentz made progress
     reports.  Colonel Parker was commended for his good work on
     the project.  It was pointed out, that, because of the war
     emergency and the tightening up of the market, it was neces-
     sary to consult with those who framed the legislation to
     determine the intent of the Act.  Agreement was reached and
     material ordered.  Action to date received the unanimous
     approval of the Board.

     Mr. Hayden came into the meeting to take part in the dis-
     cussion on the Heating Plant.

     Mr. Arentz brought up the matter of outside commissions.
     Dr. Love was asked to get a written statement from Mr.
     Thompson, heating contractor, that he is not receiving com-
     missions on any material being purchased by the University.

     Mr. Springmeyer came into the meeting during the above dis-
     cussion and was asked for an interpretation on the statement
     in the law that all unexpended funds will revert to the gen-
     eral fund of the State on the first Monday in January 1951.
     Mr. Springmeyer stated that all money not actually paid out
     on the first Monday in January will revert.  Colonel Parker
     recommended that $1925 which would be due Mr. Thompson upon
     completion of work after that date be used for carrying the
     Heating Plant program further than originally planned.

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that, in view of
     the reversion provision, $1925 of the Heating Plant appro-
     priation be used for the continuation of work in the Heat-
     ing Plant, starting with the ventilating system in Mackay
     Science Hall.

Reporter Mc Farland came into the meeting at 9:50 A.M.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the following
     contracts with Mr. Thompson be approved:

         May 31, 1950    - Heating and ventilating system
                           in new Gymnasium               $1485
         June 22, 1950   - Ventilating system in Mackay
                           Science building                1685
         August 5, 1950  - Ventilating system in new
                           Engineering building            1265
         August 5, 1950  - Heating in Hatch building and
                           new Gymnasium                   1150
         August 25, 1950 - Boiler installation and piping   475

 3 - Claims

     The Comptroller presented his lists of claims as approved
     by the Executive Committee since the last Regents meeting
     as follows:

         List No. 13, Regents Checks Nos. 90-285 to 90-322,
         inclusive, for a total of $180,865.78.

         List No. 13, State Claims Nos. 90-378 to 90-406,
         inclusive, for a total of $31,708.06.

         List No. 1, Regents Checks Nos. 01-1 to 02-21,
         inclusive, for a total of $139,831.68.

         List No. 1, State Claims Nos. 01-1 to 01-31,
         inclusive for a total of $85,534.42.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the list of
     claims be approved.

 4 - Insurance and Bond Policy

     The Comptroller reviewed the policy for bonding Comptrol-
     ler's office personnel in the past and at present, and pre-
     sented a comparative cost analysis between the Travelers
     Insurance Company and the Hartford Insurance Company for
     complete blanket coverage.  Mr. Hayden also presented in-
     formation on bonding of other employees.

     It was unanimously agreed that the University Administration
     give thorough study to the matter of bonds for University
     employees, giving consideration as to whom should be bonded,
     and what type of bonding is best for our purposes, and that
     money for bonding be included in the next biennial budget.

 5 - Heavy Duty Truck

     Two bids were originally received for one heavy duty truck
     purchased from government surplus property, but one bid was
     withdrawn, leaving only the bid of the Dodge Construction
     Company in the amount of $1102.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz that the action of the Executive Com-
     mittee in accepting the bid of the Dodge Construction Com-
     pany be approved.

 6 - Trailer

     The following bids on a trailer purchased from government
     surplus property were received and reviewed by the Executive
     Committee of the Board:

         Macaulay Iron Works, Inc.          $150.00
         Le Croy Repair Shop                 210.00
         A. E. Anderson                      200.00
         William Canepa                      310.50

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the action of
     the Executive Committee in accepting the bid of William
     Canepa be approved.

 7 - Fuel Oil

     Bids were opened by the Chairman and referred to the Comp-
     troller for tabulation and recommendation.

 8 - Wet Garbage

     Bids for wet garbage from the Dining Hall were opened by
     the Chairman and referred to the Comptroller for study and
     recommendation.

 9 - Lincoln Hall Floor

     The Comptroller presented the request of the Dean of Men
     that the floor in Lincoln Hall be covered and that it be
     paid for from the money to be received from rents during
     the coming semester.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the floor be
     repaired without resurfacing at this time and that the Uni-
     versity include in the next biennial budget money for re-
     placing the floor.

Mr. Hayden left the meeting at 11:30 A.M.

Mr. Springmeyer left at 11:45 A.M.

10 - Faculty Contracts

     Colonel Parker presented the faculty contracts for the
     coming school year and called attention to the fact that
     this is the first time that signed contracts have been used.

The Board recessed at 12:15 noon for lunch.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 1:35 P.M.

Reporter Mc Cullough came into the meeting at 2 P.M.

10 - Faculty Contracts (continued)

     There was a general discussion on faculty contracts.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the salary
     brackets for Deans and Directors be changed from $6000 to
     $7200 to $6000 to $7500, and that Dean Wood and Dean Palmer
     be increased to $7400 per year, effective July 1, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried, with Regent Sheerin voting
     "no" and Regents Hilliard, Arentz and Ross voting "aye",
     that the salary of Mr. Clarence Byrd be increased, effective
     July 1, 1950, from $5580 to $5680 per year.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried with Regent Hilliard voting
     "no" and Regents Hilliard, Arentz and Ross voting "aye",
     that Dr. Eldon Wittwer be increased in salary by $280 per
     year, making his salary, effective July 1, 1950, $6700
     per year.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried with Regent Ross voting "no"
     and Regents Sheerin, Hilliard and Arentz voting "aye" that
     the salary of Miss Virginia Carroll be set at $3600, ef-
     fective July 1, 1950, in keeping with her recommended rank.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that Dean Fred
     Traner and Dr. Harold N. Brown be increased by $200 per
     year, making their salaries, effective July 1, 1950, $7000
     each.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the employ-
     ment of faculty wives by the University be discouraged.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the recom-
     mended salary increase for Gene Mastroianno, Graduate
     Manager, be increased by $300 from University funds, making
     his salary, effective July 1, 1950, $5100 per yeear ($2100
     from University funds).

The President was requested to put the matter of outside employ-
ment by faculty members on the agenda for the next meeting of the
Board.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing list be approved, effective July 1, 1950, with the ex-
     ception of Dr. Jensen, Mr. Bonell and Mr. Hendriks, and
     that these 3 contracts be turned over to Dr. Love for study
     and recommendation.

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

                                  Old       New
         Name                   Salary    Salary     Remarks

     Dean

         Frederick Wood          $7200     $7400

     Department of Art

         J. Craig Sheppard        4000      4200
         Helen Joslin             3600      3700

     Department of Biology

         William D. Billings      5200      5200
         Frank Richardson         4500      4700
         Ira La Rivers            3800      4000
         Dennis H. Hall           3200      3300
         Lowell L. Jones          4000      4000
         Thomas M. Little         1800      1950     1/2 time
                                                     Horticulture
     Department of Chemistry

         J. E. Moose              5600      5800
         Loring R. Williams       4900      5100
         Robert J. Morris         4000      4200
         H. Jerome Seim           3300      3600
         Meryl W. Deming          2800(p/t) 5800(f/t)
         Jack L. Henry            3300      3600
         Ted R. Lusebrink                   1100
         Charleton S. Smith                 1100

     Department of Economics, Business Administration & Sociology

         M. J. Webster            5600      5800
         Ernest L. Inwood         5600      5800
         Alden J. Plumley         4000      4100
         Anthony F. Marcelli                3300
         Ira E. Gunn, Jr.         3600      3600
         Richard C. Bernhard                4300     Form. 1 sem.
         Gordon C. Shelley        1600      1600
         Francis Bagley            350       350     1st sem.
         Ethel Wright             1300      1300
         Louis V. Skinner         1250      1600

     School of Education

         Fred W. Traner (Dean)    6800      7000
         Edith Ruebsam            4700      4800
         Harold N. Brown          6800      7000
         Genevieve Pohlman        1500      1500     Add. $2500
                                                     State Dept.
                                                     Voc. Educ.
         Mabel Brown                        1200
         Mildred Klaus             250       250     1st sem.
         James A. Langford        4200      4200     Repl. to be
                                                     chosen

     Department of English

         Robert M. Gorrell        4500      4700
         Charlton G. Laird        5600      5800
         Robert A. Hume           5200      5200
         William C. Miller        4700      4900
         Paul Eldridge            5200      5400
         Gale L. Richards         4300      4300
         Leigh T. Gibby                     3400
         John Milstead            3300      3400
         John Morrison            3600      3800     Promoted to
                                                     Asst. Prof.
         James R. Dickinson       3200      3300
         A. Stuart Daley          3600      3900     Promoted to
                                                     Asst. Prof.
         Raymond Pflug            3100      3200
         Edwin Semenza            1500      1500

     Department of Foreign Languages

         John R. Gottardi         4900      5100
         Christian F. Melz        4700      4900
         Alex O. Dandini          4000      4200
         Lawton B. Kline          3600      3800
         Robert H. Poole          4000      4000
         Gabriel J. Paolozzi                3400
         Henry R. Manahan                   3400
         Vernon C. Sorenson                 3200
         Mabel Brown              1800      1200

     Department of History

         Charles R. Hicks         5800      6000
         C. C. Smith              4700      4800
         Austin E. Hutcheson      5200      5200
         Owen Ulph                4200      4200
         Russell R. Elliot        3600      3900

     Department of Journalism

         A. L. Higginbotham       5800      6000
         Keiste Janulis           3800      3900

     Department of Mathematics

         E. Maurice Beesley       4900      5100
         E. Allen Davis           3800      3800
         Maurice R. Demere        3600      3600
         Ruth Van Dyke            2400      2400
         Margaret Williams         750       375     1st sem.
         John Chamberlin          1100      3000

     Department of Music

         T. H. Post               5800      6000
         Felton Hickman                     4200

     Department of Philosophy

         E. E. Ericksen           5000      5100
         Frank Hinman             3300      3400

     Department of Physical Education, Men and Women

         J. E. Martie             5800      6000
         Chester M. Scranton      4700      4800
         G. A. Broten             3300      3600     Promoted to
                                                     Asst. Prof.
         Ruth Russell             4200      4300     New tenure
         Marjorie Ann Price       3100      3100     Ins. to Lec.
         Faye Briggs              2900      2900

     Department of Physics

         S. W. Leifson            5800      6000
         Jay M. Hansen            4200      4300
         R. E. Worley             4000      4200
         Frank Inman              3600      3700
         C. E. Shepherd            300       600     From 1 sem.
                                                     to 2 sem.
         Thomas V. Frazier                  3400     Repl. Blair
                                                     Whittlesey
                                                     Spring sem.

     Department of Psychology

         Ralph A. Irwin           5600      5800
         Harold Richardson                  3800
         Francis J. Mc Guigan               3600

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

     Director

         Eldon Wittwer            6420      6700

     Department of Agronomy

         Louis Titus              5500      5700
         Joseph H. Robertson      5200      5200
         Laraine E. Dunn          5200      5200

     Department of Animal Husbandry

         Earl W. Sheets           5800      5800
         Charles Adams, Jr.       4000      4200
         Le Grand Walker          3800      3900
                         ($2000 Col. Agr. $1800 Univ. Farms, then
                          $1000 Col. Agr. $2900 Univ. Farms)

     Department of Horticulture

         Thomas M. Little         1800      1950     1/2 time
                                                     Biology

     Department of Agricultural Economics

         Norman K. Roberts                  3800

     School of Home Economics

         Mildred Swift            5500      5700
         Jessie Pope              4700      4900
         Alice B. Marsh           4400      4400
         Virginia Carroll         2400      3600
         Gertrude Rice            1000      1000

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Dean

         Stanley G. Palmer        7200      7400

     Department of Civil Engineering

         H. B. Blodgett           5800      6000     Top
         Robert C. Poolman        3900      3900
         Charles R. Breese        3600      3600

     Department of Electrical Engineering

         I. J. Sandorf            5800      6000
         Arno F. Glimn                      3600
         Howard W. Swarthout                3400

     Department of Mechanical Engineering

         James R. Van Dyke        5800      6000
         J. T. Ryan               4050      4150
         Everett W. Harris        5200      5400
         William Van Tassel       3600      3800
         Jay Schumacher           2100      2100

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Department of Geology

         Vincent Gianella         5800      6000
         E. Richard Larson        3800      4000
         Berton J. Scull          3600      3600
         Harold A. Classen        3400      3600
         Conrad Martin            3200      3200

     Department of Mining and Metallurgy

                                                 Fr. Gen.
                           U.N.   Other          Unv. Fds.

         Jay A. Carpenter  3450    3450    6900    3450
         W. S. Palmer      3320    3320    6640    3320
         Claude W. Hammond 1850    2200    4050    1850
         William I. Smyth  5800            5800    5800
         B. F. Couch       2045    2045    4090    2045
         Roy E. Swift      3400     400    3800    3800

     ADMINISTRATION

         Jeanette Rhodes. Regis.  4800      4800
         Clarence Byrd. Dir. Adm. 5580      5680
         R. S. Griffin            6420      6420
         Elaine Mobley            6180      6180

     LIBRARY

         James J. Hill            6420      6720

     RESEARCH

         Corwin M. Mokler (D. Runyon Grant) 1200     9/1/50

     AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION DIVISION

         Raymond C. Cox                     3600     6/16/50

     NEW FACULTY

         Perry Hayden
             Comptroller          6100      6600
         Gene Mastrolianni
             Graduate Manager     4800      5100     2100 from
                                                     Unv. Funds

11 - Promotions

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that William Van
     Tassel be promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor
     of Mechanical Engineering, effective July 1, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that tenure for
     Robert C. Poolman, be approved.  His contract as Assistant
     Professor gives him tenure as of February 1, 1951.

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried with Regent Arentz voting "no"
     and Regents Hilliard, Sheerin and Ross voting "aye" that
     Lowell E. Jones be promoted from Lecturer to Assistant Pro-
     fessor of Biology, effective July 1, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that John
     Morrison and A. Stuart Daley be promoted from Instructor
     to Assistant Professor of English, effective July 1, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that John
     Chamberlin be promoted from Assistant to Instructor in
     Mathematics, effective July 1, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Hillard carried unanimously that George A.
     Broten be promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor
     of Physical Education, effective July 1, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Arentz carried with Regents Sheerin, Hilliard
     and Arentz voting "aye" and Regent Ross voting "no" because
     he felt it illegal that the faculty contracts for the coming
     school year be signed by Dr. Love after September 1, when
     he officially takes over the office as President of the
     University.

The meeting recessed at 5:40 P.M.

The recessed meeting of the Board was called to order at 9:05
A.M. in the President's office.  Present were Regents Sheerin,
Hilliard and Ross, Acting President Parker and President-Elect
Love.  Present also were Mr. Mc Cullough and Mr. Springmeyer.

12 - Grayson Retirement

     Colonel Parker presented the recommendation of the Dining
     Hall Committee that Mr. Grayson be retired as of September
     8, 1950.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the recom-
     mendation of the Committee be accepted and that Mr. Grayson
     be retired accordingly.

13 - Gifts

     The following gifts have been received:

     (a)  The Dearborn Motors Corporation, through its subsidiary
          the Pacific Tractor and Implement Company, has present-
          ed to the University a copy of the film, "Waves of
          Green".  This much heralded film received its national
          premiere in May of this year.  A local premiere, which
          was attended by the Governor and other notables, was
          arranged for August 2 at the 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe.

     (b)  The Astronomical Society of Nevada has enlisted the
          interest of Dr. Rader L. Thompson in their activities
          and obtained from him the gift of a 6-inch reflector
          telescope to the University.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that these gifts
     be accepted and acknowledged.

14 - President's Home

     The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents on August
     8 considered the question of purchasing additional furnish-
     ings for the lower floor of the President's home on the
     Campus.  The Committee selected the following items:

         2 carpets for living and dining rooms
             Gulistan sculptured                      $ 850.00
         2 pads for living and dining rooms
             carpets                                     68.00
         1 Chinese hooked rug, 6 x 4 with pad            23.50
         Glass curtains and side drapes for 4
             downstairs rooms to supplement those
             currently owned by the University          193.00
                                                      $1134.50

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the action
     of the Executive Committee in the above purchases be ap-
     proved.

15 - Nevada Art Gallery

     At the June meeting of the Board, Mr. Sheppard was recom-
     mended as a replacement for Mr. Gorman in order to place an
     active representative of the University on the Art Gallery
     Board.  Since that time Mr. Gorman has submitted his resig-
     nation as the representative of the University.

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the resigna-
     tion of Mr. Gorman be accepted and that Mr. Craig Sheppard
     be designated in his place.

     Colonel Parker distributed copies of the Articles of In-
     corporation explaining that there will be, in the near
     future, new Articles of Incorporation presented to the
     Board of Regents for approval.

16 - Burdick Estate

     Check in the amount of $1713.93 has been received in settle-
     ment of the estate of Marie W. Burdick.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that this amount
     be made available to the Committee on Scholarships and
     Prizes and that they be directed to use the entire amount
     for accomplishing the intent and the objectives of the
     bequest as far as is practicable.

17 - Bureau of Mines

     On June 24, 1950, the following resolution was mailed to
     each Regent and a mail vote requested.  The vote gave
     unanimous approval.

         WHEREAS, the United States Bureau of Mines now located
         on the Campus of the University of Nevada has been pro-
         vided, through transfer of 2.24 acres of land to the
         United States of America, with the necessary site for
         a new building which will house their activities, and

         WHEREAS, the original plans have been expanded to in-
         clude establishment of the regional headquarters of
         Region III at this new station, and

         WHEREAS, an additional 2.24 acres, described as follows:
         Beginning at the center of Sec. 2, T. 19N., R. 19 E.,
         thence N. 49 degrees - 53' E., a distance of 1,215.28
         feet to the southeast corner of the property deeded to
         the Federal Government by the University of Nevada,
         thence due north, a distance of 390 feet to the north-
         east corner of deeded property, thence due west, a dis-
         tance of 250 feet to the northwest corner of deeded
         property.  From this point, the additional area request-
         ed is described as follows:

             From the northwest corner of the deeded property
             due west a distance of 250 feet, thence due south a
             distance of 390 feet, thence due east a distance of
             250 feet to the southwest corner of the deeded prop-
             erty, thence due north along the west side of the
             deeded property a distance of 390 feet to the north-
             west corner of the deeded property, to the point of
             beginning comprising an area of 2.24 acres of land
             more or less, is needed to provide for the desired
             expansion, and

         WHEREAS, such expansion of the facilities of the U. S.
         Bureau of Mines will be a valuable adjunct to the facil-
         ities already located in, or planned for, this area,

         NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Regents of the University
         of Nevada, by virtue of the power and authority vested
         in it by Chapter 229, Statutes of Nevada, 1945, approved
         March 26, 1945, hereby authorizes and directs the Chair-
         man and Secretary of the Board of Regents to make, exe-
         cute and deliver to the United States of America a good
         and sufficient deed to the site selected by the repre-
         sentatives of the Reno Division of the United States
         Bureau of Mines and approved by the Board of Regents of
         the University of Nevada, comprising 2.24 acres of land
         more or less, situated on the northeast corner of the
         University Campus.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the resolu-
     tion be made a matter of record in the minutes of this
     meeting, and that the Chairman of the Board be authorized
     to sign the deed; and, further, that steps be taken to ad-
     just our Title Insurance and our agreement with the Washoe
     County Water Conservation District.

18 - Extension Center, Las Vegas

     Colonel Parker made a progress report on the proposed Ex-
     tension Center at Las Vegas.  Dr. Brown and Mr. Byrd had
     made a trip to Las Vegas and conferred with officials at
     the Nellis Air Force Base.  The plan, at present, is to
     have 4 Instructors from here.  Courses offered will be on
     an 8-weeks basis.  Any instruction that is given there will
     be acceptable, not only to the University of Nevada for
     contributing toward a degree later, but also acceptable to
     any other University.  Money for the project should go to
     the University and be disbursed from here.  Cost must be
     carried entirely by the project and no State funds used.
     No starting date has been set, but they hope we can begin
     before the end of September.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that Dr. Love
     review the whole project and make his recommendation to
     the Board of Regents.

19 - Agricultural Experiment Station

     At 10 A.M. the Board recessed as a Board of Regents and
     met as the Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment
     Station.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that Mr. John A.
     Mc Cormick be employed at a salary of $5000 per year, ef-
     fective July 1, 1950, as a replacement for Mr. Headley,
     retired.

The Board adjourned as the Board of Control and reconvened as the
Board of Regents.

20 - Summer Sessions

     Colonel Parker distributed Summer Session reports prepared
     by the Director of Summer Sessions, and called attention to
     the fact that the report does not include the Dining Hall
     or the Dormitories.  Colonel Parker suggested that these
     items should be included, in view of the fact that they
     would not have been in operation except as an accommodation
     to the Summer School.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the Summer
     Session report, as submitted, be accepted.

21 - Two-Year Course in Agriculture

     Colonel Parker reviewed the actions to date on the proposed
     2-year course in Agriculture, and read a letter from Dr.
     Wittwer recommending that no immediate action be taken,
     but that the project be given further study.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that, in accord
     with the recommendation of Colonel Parker and Dr. Wittwer,
     the matter be tabled pending further study.

22 - Regional Education Meeting

     Colonel Parker reported on the meeting of the Technical
     Advisory Committee on Regional Education in the West, held
     in San Francisco on July 27-28.  At the request of Governor
     Pittman, Miss Bray and Colonel Parker represented the State
     of Nevada at both meetings.  Ground work was laid for a plan
     whereby a quota of Nevada students would be admitted annual-
     ly to schools in this area in the fields of Dentistry, Medi-
     cine, Veterinary Science and Public Health.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that action be
     postponed until the next meeting of the Board, to give
     opportunity for further study.

23 - Repairs and Maintenance

     Regents Ross and Hilliard met in the President's office at
     10 A.M., July 19, 1950, as members of the Executive Commit-
     tee of the Board of Regents.  Present also were Mr. Horn,
     Mr. Hayden and Dean Palmer as Acting President of the Uni-
     versity.

     Mr. Ross stated that the meeting had been called to discuss
     the matter of certain repairs and maintenance on the Campus.
     Mr. Horn submitted estimates on work which he considered
     necessary at the present time.

     After general discussion, the Executive Committee authorized
     the following:

     (1)  The expenditure of $400 to refinish the main floor in
          the new Gymnasium with two coats of finish and with
          the necessary restriping; with the understanding that
          the sum will be provided from income received from out-
          side events held in the Gymnasium, and from the claim
          of $150 filed against the City of Reno for damage done
          to the floor by the Reno Recreation group.

     (2)  The expenditure of $200 for refinishing the hardwood
          floors in the old Gymnasium.

     (3)  That Hartman Halls be painted on the outside with two
          coats of paint, together with the windows, doors, steps
          and screens, at an estimated cost of $1700, said money
          to come out of the reserve fund from income from the
          Men's Dormitories.

     (4)  That the roofs on 3 buildings at Clark Field Housing
          Project be repaired at an estimated expense of $640
          per roof, that two boilers be purchased at a total
          cost of $1500, and that all of the buildings be re-
          painted; said sums to come from the accumulation of
          earnings from the Clark Field Housing Project.

     (5)  That a new scrubbing machine be purchased from Build-
          ings and Grounds Funds.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the action
     of the Executive Committee be approved.

24 - Astronomical Society of Nevada

     The Astronomical Society of Nevada has submitted architect
     plans for a small student observatory, together with the
     request that the Regents authorize the use of the money
     from the Darlington bequest and appropriate a site for this
     purpose.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the plan be
     given general approval and that Dr. Love be directed to
     satisfy himself regarding specific details and to submit
     the plan which he approves to the Regents at their next
     meeting.

25 - Service in Armed Forces

     Colonel Parker presented for discussion the matter of leaves
     of absence for those members of our staff who are called
     into the armed forces.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that it is the
     belief of the Regents that existing State laws adequately
     cover all such cases, and if an occasion arises which is
     not covered, that case will be considered separately.

26 - University Physician

     Colonel Parker presented the recommendation of the Health
     Committee that no full time Physician be employed for the
     coming school year, but that we return to the practice of
     employing a Physician on a part time basis, who would also
     teach Hygiene.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that no action
     be taken at this time, but that Dr. Love consult with Pro-
     fessor Martie, Chairman of the Health Committee, and that
     he be given authority to go ahead with the employment of a
     Physician on a part time basis, if that is agreed upon, the
     salary and hours to be worked out by Dr. Love and Mr.
     Martie.

27 - Agricultural Extension Division

     Colonel Parker presented the recommendation of Director
     Creel that Mr. Gene F. Empey be appointed as Extension
     Editor, effective November 1, 1950, on a 4/5 salary basis
     of $3360 from Extension Funds.

     Colonel Parker presented his own recommendation, also, that
     Mr. Empey be employed to take over the University News Serv-
     ice on a 1/5 salary basis of $840 per year, to take over the
     work left vacant with Mr. Higginbotham's return to full time
     teaching.

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the above
     recommendations be approved.

President's Informal Report

A - News Service

    Colonel Parker distributed the report of Mr. Higginbotham
    on University News Service for the past year.

B - Committee on Scholastic Standing

    The Committee on Scholastic Standing report on suspensions
    and probations at the close of the second semester, 1949-50,
    was presented, as submitted by Mr. Byrd.

C - Grade Distribution

    Grade distribution charts for the Spring semester, 1949-50,
    were distributed.

D - Retirement Plan

    The final open hearing required by law was set for June 30,
    1950, on the University Campus.  The minutes of that meeting
    contain the following paragraph:

        No persons having come forward to be heard on the pro-
        posed integration of the University of Nevada Retirement
        System with the Public Employees Retirement System, it
        was moved by Mr. Church, seconded by Mr. Berning, that
        the proposed contract of integration be adopted and that
        Mr. Woodburn and Mr. Foley be empowered to sign such
        contract on behalf of the Board.  It was so ordered and
        the authorized signatures were duly affixed.

E - Reserve Commissions

    Several of our faculty and staff members have received notice
    of some sort which indicate that they are being considered
    for extended active duty.  Colonel Parker had written the
    Commanding Officers of the various services asking for in-
    formation and saying that, at the present time, deferments
    are being requested until the end of the fiscal year 1950-51.

Budgets

(a)  Biennial

     Mr. Hayden came into the meeting at 11:05 A.M. and Colonel
     Parker turned the meeting over to him for presentation of
     the biennial budget.  Mr. Hayden described the process by
     which the budget was made.  The budget included the entire
     University organization under one cover, copies of which
     were distributed to the Regents.

     Dr. Love recommended that he be given opportunity to talk
     with the various Deans and Directors to become acquainted
     with the needs of each Department.

     Mr. Ross suggested that the budget, as submitted, be used as
     a guide for further study by Dr. Love and the Regents, and
     that it be resubmitted to the Regents at a later date for
     final action.

     This procedures was agreed upon and so ordered.

(b)  Quarterly

     After some discussion of the quarterly budget, submitted by
     the Comptroller,

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the budget be
     approved for submission to the State Budget Director.

Bids

(a)  Fuel Oil

     The following tabulation of fuel oil bids was presented
     by Mr. Hayden:

                                                Per  Frt Bbl
                      Price          Type       Bbl. Tk Car Total

     Texas Company    Date of Del.   PS 400     1.80   1.27  3.07
                                     Bunker "C" 1.60   1.27  2.87
     Associated Oil   Date of Del.   PS 400     1.80   1.27  3.07
     Sierra Fuel                     PS 400     1.90   1.27  3.17
     Richfield Oil    Date of Del.   PS 400     1.80   1.27  3.07
                                     Bunker "C" 1.60   1.27  2.87
     Reno Press Brick Date of Del.   PS 400            2.97 (T&T)
     Tarr & Mc Comb   Sliding Scale  PS 400     1.60    ?     ?
     Standard Oil     Date of Del.   PS 400     1.80   1.27  3.07
     Washoe Wood      Maximum Price  PS 400     1.80   1.27  3.07
     Union Oil        Date of Del.   PS 400     1.90   1.27  3.17
     Shell Oil        Date of Del.   PS 400     1.60   1.31  2.91
                                                1.60   *     2.81
                                                    *(1.21 T&T)

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the bid of
     the Washoe Wood and Coal Yard be accepted.

(b)  Wet Garbage

     The following tabulation of bids was presented by Mr.
     Hayden:

         Irwin C. Wrights             450.50
         Louis & Emelio Istrice       517.50
         John T. Armstrong *          1/10 of 1 cent per meal

        *1949-50 total meals served 149,913 = $150.00

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the bid of
     Louis and Emelio Istrice be accepted.

Acting President Parker

    Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the following
    resolution be spread on these minutes.

                          RESOLUTION

        Adopted by the Board of Regents on August 29, 1950.

        Recognizing the unselfish spirit with which Colonel
        Gilbert E. Parker accepted the leadership of the Uni-
        versity of Nevada at time when his services were most
        needed, even though that acceptance meant putting aside
        plans of his own, and

        In appreciation of his loyalty to the job, his thorough
        and painstaking study of University problems and needs
        and the impartial presentation of his fundings to the
        Board of Regents, and in gratitude for the friendly and
        gracious manner with which he represented the University
        in all his contacts, thereby winning many friends for
        the University; and in appreciation to Mrs. Parker for
        her charm in presiding over the President's home and
        her cordiality in all her capacities as official hostess
        for the University,

        The Board of Regents extends to Colonel and Mrs. Parker
        its most sincere thanks for the excellence of their
        service during the "tour of duty" at the University of
        Nevada and wishes them the utmost happiness and success
        wherever they may go.

                             For the Board of Regents

                         /s/ Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

        /s/ Alice Terry
            Secretary

    Colonel Parker thanked the Regents for their cooperation
    during the past year and for their understanding and leniency
    with the difficulties encountered on a strange job.  He also
    thanked the Regents for including Mrs. Parker in their reso-
    lution.

Mr. Hayden left the meeting at 12:05 noon.

There followed a discussion on plans for a reception for Dr. and
Mrs. Love so that the Campus and townspeople may have opportunity
to meet them and also arrangements for a formal inauguration for
the President.

Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that plans be made
for a reception for the new President and also for an inaugura-
tion that a committee be appointed by the Chairman of the Board
to arrange the reception and work out details for inauguration.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 noon and the next meeting, for
the purpose of considering the budget and other matters of busi-
ness, be at the call of the Chairman.