08/31/1925

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 31, 1925
 



08-31-1925
Volume OE - Pages 437-439

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 31, 1925

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 9
o'clock on the morning of Monday, August 31, 1925.  There were
present all members of the Board and President Clark.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the minutes of the Board meeting of
March 31, 1925 were approved as read.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On motion of Mr. Pratt, the minutes of the Board meeting on July
31, 1925 were approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

List No. 9, Regents Checks Nos. 5080 to 5090 in the net sum of
$38,615.76, and List No. 8, State Claims Nos. 70 to 82 for the
net sum of $25,481.13, were, on motion of Mr. Williams, approved
by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Director John Allen Fulton of the Mackay
School of Mines, President Clark recommended the election of Mr.
Marshall A. Harrell as Instructor in Geology and Assistant in
the State Mining Laboratory at an initial salary of $2000 for the
year beginning August 1, 1925.  Mrs. Williams moved the approval
of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Fuel oil bids for the coming year were opened in the presence of
the bidders' representatives and were as follows:

    Union Oil Co.         $1.40  per bbl. f.o.b. cars    Maltha
    Shell Oil Co.         $1.25  per bbl. f.o.b. cars  Martinez
    Associated Oil Co.    $2.113 per bbl. f.o.b. cars      Reno
    Reno Press Brick Co.  $1.30  per bbl. f.o.b. cars  Richmond
    Standard Oil Co.      $1.25  per bbl. f.o.b. cars  Richmond

Comptroller Gorman explained that the Union Oil Company had not
cared enough to correct its bid when oil prices dropped last week
though he had given them opportunity to do so and that the Reno
Press Brick Company stated their only claim to consideration was
the fact that they were a Reno firm.  They buy of the Standard
Oil Company and merely add 5 cents to Standard Oil prices.  The
representatives withdrew with understanding that the Board
would advise the winning company of the acceptance of its bid
after consideration of the bids later during the meeting.

On the recommendation of Professor Young, the President recom-
mended the election of Mrs. B. F. Chappelle to be assistant in
Psychology for the present University year with a compensation
of $600, to be paid to her in 9 equal monthly installments begin-
ning with that at the end of September and ending with the pay-
ment at the end of May.  Her work for the first semester is
understood to be the teaching of one section of General Psychol-
ogy, the reading of papers for her own section and for two sec-
tions for Professor Young.  Mrs. Williams moved the adoption of
the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On the recommendation of Director Creel, President Clark recom-
mended that Assistant Director Robert G. Foster be granted a 9-
months' leave (from September 15, 1925 to June 15, 1926) without
pay and that Thomas E. Buckman be appointed Acting Assistant
Director for the period at a salary rate for the 9 months of
$3300 per year.  Mr. Williams moved that Mr. Foster be granted
the leave requested.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the Board endorse Director Creel's ap-
pointment of Thomas E. Buckman as Acting Assistant Director for
the period September 15, 1925 to June 15, 1926 at the rate of
$3300 per year.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Comptroller Gorman had checked on freight rates from the respec-
tive oil shipping points and reported that the rates were all
the same, making all bids 2.113 per bbl. f. o. b. Reno.  Inasmuch
as the Standard Oil Company had already served the University for
2 years, the Shell Oil Company for 1 year and the Associated Oil
Company had never had a contract with the University, Judge
Talbot moved that the Board accept the bid of the Associated Oil
Company on condition that they deliver their oil over the Western
Pacific track to the spur on our Campus, with understanding that
if they do not care to deliver on the Western Railroad, the
Regents accept the bid of the Shell Oil Company.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

On motion of Mrs. Williams, the Regents approved the Special
Order as signed by Chairman Pratt on August 25, 1925 to change
all cut stone to smooth Manti stone, to eliminate the basement
windows from the stone contract and that the water table should
be 10 x 13 inches with a 3 x 4 inch wash in the general contract
for the new Women's Dormitory, these changes to cost an addition-
al $800 which is to be added to E. K. Fowler's contract.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Recessed until 1:45 P.M.

Reconvened in President's Office at 1:45 P.M.

Judge Talbot moved that the Board authorize Chairman Pratt and
the President of the University to have installed at their dis-
cretion Chamberlin metal weather stripping on all outstide doors,
transoms and windows of the new Women's Dormitory at the agreed
price of $815 and that this amount be paid from the Permanent
Construction Funds.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

President Clark was authorized to get advice as to competent
heating engineers from University of Utah and University of
Denver authorities with the idea of having eastern engineers
make a survey of our Campus' heating problems.

Judge Talbot and Mr. Williams agreed to meet with the President
at 2 P.M. on September 1st and have conference with respect to
the revision of the Regents Bylaws.  It is understood that
when the rough draft of the revision is ready, it shall be typed
and sent to all members of the Board for their information,
action on the revision to be postponed until the next full meet-
ing of the Board, which is to be held on November 30th at 9
o'clock.  Judge Talbot is to come as the 3rd Board member for
the September month-end meeting of the Board and Mrs. Williams
is to come as the 3rd member for the October month-end meeting
of the Board.

Judge Talbot moved that until some further order of the Board,
the Chairman of the Board attend the annual meetings of the As-
sociation of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied
Institutions that he has been attending and the President of the
University is authorized and requested that until some further
order of the Board, he attend the annual meetings of the National
Association of State Universities and of Land-Grant College As-
sociations and that their hotel bills and traveling expenses be
paid by the University.  Chairman Pratt moved an amendment that
if the Chairman could not attend this meeting this year, Judge
Talbot should be the delegate from the Board, inasmuch as the
Judge would be, at convention time, somewhere in the eastern part
of the country.  The vote is on the motion as amended.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            No
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        No
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye

Adjourned at 4:45 P.M.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary