08/31/1926

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 31, 1926
 



08-31-1926
Volume OE - Pages 472-476

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 31, 1926

The Regents of the University met in the Office of President
Clark at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, August 31st.  All members
of the Board and President Clark were present, Judge Talbot
arriving after the first 3 motions were passed.

The minutes of the meetings of June 26th and of July 31, 1926
were, on motion of Mr. Pratt, approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

List No. 8, Regents Checks, Nos. 6080 to 6091, for the net sum
of $40,740.46, and List No. 21, State Claims Nos. 226 to 238
for the net sum of $48,778.44, were, on motion of Mr. Williams,
approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark presented letters thanking the Board for recent
salary increases from members of the University staff.

On the recommendation of President Clark, the salary of John
Gottardi, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, was advanced
from $1800 to $2000, effective September 1, 1926.  Mrs. Williams
made the motion.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

At the request of Librarian Layman, President Clark recommended
that Miss Thea C. Thompson be continued as first assistant in
the Library at a salary of $140 per month, effective August 29,
1926.  Chairman Pratt moved the acceptance of the President's
recommendation.  Vote:

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

On recommendation of Dr. H. W. Hill, President Clark recommended
that Mrs. Rachel F. Kent be elected 1/2 time assistant in English
at a stipend of $800 for the University year 1926-27 to be paid
in 10 consecutive monthly payments of $80, beginning with the
month of September, 1926.  Mr. Williams moved the adoption of
the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

On recommendation of Dr. H. W. Hill, President Clark recommended
that Mrs. Luethel Austin Stark be elected 1/2 time assistant in
English at a stipend of $800 for the University year, to be paid
in 10 consecutive monthly payments of $80, beginning with that
for the month of September, 1926, and with the understanding
that Dr. Hill must in advance approve any dramatic skit or play
that she is to give during the year.  Mrs. Williams moved the
adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark recommended that Dr. Murgotten be advanced in
salary from $2700 to $3000 as from September 1, 1926.  Mr. Pratt
moved the acceptance of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

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

President Clark read the following letter from Dr. Henry Albert
and recommended that the University accept this gift and that
Mr. Gorman should have the proffered autombile listed as a
University car.

    The work of the State Hygienic Laboratory requires consider-
    able use of an automobile.  I have, during the past 4 years,
    used my own car and submitted a monthly bill on the mileage
    basis.  It will be more satisfactory from the standpoint of
    both the Laboratory and the person in charge, if the car is
    owned by the University.  I shall be pleased to present the
    car which I have been using to the University for the use
    of the State Hygienic Laboratory.  The car is a Chevrolet
    Touring, Model 490 (1921) Engine No. T49204.  This year's
    license number is 924.  The car is in good serviceable
    condition.  It has been driven about 20,300 miles and was,
    early this year, equipped with 4 new tires and a new bat-
    tery.

Mr. Williams moved that the proffered gift of Dr. Albert be
accepted and that the President be instructed to write a letter
of thanks to the donor.  Vote:

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

Judge Talbot suggested that a garage might be erected on the
Laboratory grounds and the President agreed to look into this
possibility.

On the recommendation of the President, Judge Talbot moved that
the following plan of Dr. Albert for carrying on the work of
the State Hygienic Laboratory during his 10 month's leave of
absence from September 1, 1926 to July 1, 1927, should be ap-
proved:

    a.  Dorothy E. Foster to be Acting Director from September
        1, 1926 to July 1, 1927 at a salary of $175 per month;

    b.  Dr. A. L. Grover to be consultant at a salary of $50
        per month for a 1-hour per day service from September
        1, 1926 until Dr. Albert's return;

    c.  Mrs. Marie Strassburger and Miss Marjorie Roach to be
        employed on a month to month basis at $125 per month
        as Technicians, their salaries to begin with September
        1, 1926;

    d.  Stenographic appointment to be left in the hands of
        Miss Foster with understanding that the rate is 37 1/2
        cents per hour;

    e.  If there should be large increase in the paid, private
        work of the Technicians, an extra person at $125 per
        month may need to be employed.

Vote:

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

Bids for supplying the University's fuel oil for the coming year
were opened.  The California Petroleum Corporation, Shell Oil
Company, Union Oil Company, Standard Oil Company and Associated
Oil Company quoted prices.  All bids were the same, $1.89 per
bbl., save that of the California Petroleum Corporation, which
was 4 cents below the market.  After the bids had been read,
the two representatives of Reno Oil Agencies withdrew.

Mrs. Catherine Luke appeared to ask the Regents to consider the
purchase of 40 acres of land of the Evans Estate, lying to the
north of the University Campus and to the east of Virginia
Street and west of the Western Pacific tracks, at the price of
$500 per acre.  Some of the land lying below the ditch carries
with it water rights and may be cultivated.  After presenting
her cause, Mrs. Luke withdrew.

Judge Talbot stated that originally the Evans holding in the
Highland Ditch had been 200 inches.  President Clark is to con-
sult with the agent of the heirs, secure a blueprint showing
the irrigable and non-irrigable land, to find out what water
right the irrigable land carries and whether or not the Evans
Estate would offer the land to the University at a price less
than $500 per acre.

President Clark read the following letter from Dr. Albert to
Governor Scrugham for the information of the Board of Regents:

                                       August 28, 1926

    Governor James G. Scrugham
    Carson City, Nevada

    Dear Sir:

    A few days ago, I discussed with President Clark of the
    University the budget for the State Hygienic Laboratory for
    the biennium of 1927-28.

    I quote from the budget presented the following relative
    to the discontinuance of private work by the Laboratory:

        The public health portion of the work of the
        Laboratory has grown to such an extent that it
        seems advisable to discontinue the performing of
        work of a private or personal nature, except for
        consultations on the part of the Director.  The
        increase in work consists not only of an addition
        to the number of specimens examined, but also of
        an increase in the type of diseases in which the
        Laboratory can be of service, and an increase in
        the complexity of the work due to refinements in
        laboratory methods.

        If private work is eliminated, it will, of course,
        mean the loss of income from that source.  The public
        health work is, however, of such importance that it
        seems advisable to limit the work of the Laboratory
        to such.  The private work which needs to be done
        can be taken care of by the Pathologists of the local
        hospitals.

    President Clark feels that the income for the "service"
    divisions of the University may not permit the appointment
    of the staff as recommended and at the same time eliminate
    the income from private work.  I suggested that in view of
    the epidemiological work which we were doing, the State
    Board of Health may be willing to contribute the salary
    for a Technician for the Laboratory -- namely $1500 per
    year, or $3000 for the biennium.  President Clark accord-
    ingly asked that I present this matter to you and the
    State Board of Health.  I may say that if the organization
    of the State Board of Health remains as it is at present
    and it should be decided to employ an Epidemiologist, it
    would not be possible to secure a competent one for less
    than about $3500.

    If I can be of any further service, please call on me.

                             Very respectfully submitted,

                         /s/ Henry Albert

Recessed until 1:30 P.M.

Reconvened at 1:30 P.M., all members of the Board and President
Clark being present.

Upon notification by the Comptroller through the President that
$3337.07 of University funds have laid uninvested in Carson since
June of this year, Chairman Pratt moved that whenever the Comp-
troller finds uninvestment of University funds in Carson City,
he shall make formal written request to the State Treasurer that
the University uninvested funds shall be invested at the earliest
possible time and offer suggestions, if he may have any, as to
the bonds to be purchased.  It is understood that the President
will advise the Comptroller of desirable bond purchases whenever
such may come to his attention.  Vote:

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

President Clark reported that to date there is no candidate for
the John Armstrong Chaloner Fellowship in the Mackay School of
Mines.

President Clark presented Engineer Brickham's report and blue-
prints on connection with the Heating Plant as we ought to make
it to Hatch Station.  After some discussion of the requirements
Judge Talbot moved that the Chairman and the President be author-
ized to have this work done in the best way possible.  Vote:

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

After a discussion as to the damage to the plastering in Hatch
Station due to the moving of the building, Judge Talbot moved
that the Chairman and President be authorized to employ two or
more experts to determine the safety of the building and to
decide what plastering and repairs may be needed in the Hatch
building and to estimate what damage to plastering, if any,
is due to the moving and for which the contractor, Mr. Mosier,
is liable under his contract.  After this decision is reached,
the Chairman and President are authorized to pay to Mr. Mosier,
the balance due him on his contract less his share for any
damage caused by the moving of the building.  The Chairman
and President are authorized to have such necessary repairs
made and plastering done as they may deem necessary to put the
building in good condition.  Vote:

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

Judge Talbot moved that Chairman Pratt be instructed to put in
his bill for 1000 miles auto travel at the usual rate of 10
cents per mile and that the amount be paid from the General
University funds.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Not Voting

After discussion of the bids for oil and consultation with Comp-
troller Gorman, the bid of the Union Oil Company was accepted,
on motion of Chairman Pratt, for the coming University year.
Vote:

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

Mr. Williams moved that the name of the new Women's Dormitory
should be Artemisia Hall.  Vote:

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

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned with under-
standing that the next meeting of the Board or of the Committee
shall be at 9 o'clock on Thursday, September 30th.  The next
regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for November 30th,
when a full Board meeting is to be had and when the copy of the
biennial report to the Governor is to be well in hand for ap-
proval of the members.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary