August 28-29, 1950
Volume 6 - Pages 252-265
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Name Salary Salary Remarks
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
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
Mabel Brown 1200
Mildred Klaus 250 250 1st sem.
James A. Langford 4200 4200 Repl. to be
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
James R. Dickinson 3200 3300
A. Stuart Daley 3600 3900 Promoted to
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
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
Department of Psychology
Ralph A. Irwin 5600 5800
Harold Richardson 3800
Francis J. Mc Guigan 3600
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
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
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
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
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
Jeanette Rhodes. Regis. 4800 4800
Clarence Byrd. Dir. Adm. 5580 5680
R. S. Griffin 6420 6420
Elaine Mobley 6180 6180
James J. Hill 6420 6720
Corwin M. Mokler (D. Runyon Grant) 1200 9/1/50
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION DIVISION
Raymond C. Cox 3600 6/16/50
Comptroller 6100 6600
Graduate Manager 4800 5100 2100 from
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
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
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
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
Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried unanimously that the action
of the Executive Committee in the above purchases be ap-
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
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
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
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
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,
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-
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
(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
(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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
This procedures was agreed upon and so ordered.
After some discussion of the quarterly budget, submitted by
Motion by Mr. Sheerin carried unanimously that the budget be
approved for submission to the State Budget Director.
(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
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.
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.
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
/s/ Alice Terry
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-
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
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.