08/31/1927

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 31, 1927
 



08-31-1927
Volume 5 - Pages 1-4

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 31, 1927

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark on
Wednesday morning, August 31, 1927, at 9 o'clock.  Present:
Chairman Pratt, Judge Talbot and Judge Brown of the Regents.
Absent:  Mr. Williams and Mr. Wingfield.

On motion of Chairman Pratt the minutes of May 7, May 31,
June 30 and August 1, 1927 were approved by the following vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Chairman Pratt       Aye

Judge Talbot presented the following Resolution which was
adopted and spread upon the minutes of the Board, a copy being
sent to the daughter of Mrs. Sophie E. Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth
Barndt of Warm Springs, Nevada:

                        In Memoriam

                     Sophie E. Williams

    Sophie E. Williams, a member of this Board of Regents for
    the last four years, and long a resident of Hot Creek, Nye
    County, Nevada, was born at Dubuque, Iowa, November 22,
    1851, and died at Reno, Nevada on July 11, 1927.

    Without compensation and with personal sacrifice she
    rendered faithful service as a Regent of the University
    of Nevada for four years and until she was stricken.

    She lived beyond the average time allotted to mortal man
    and to the good age of seventy-six years, but was so
    suddenly taken away that it is difficult to realize that
    her genial smile will be seen and pleasant voice heard no
    more.  The longest life of the worthy is far too short.
    We are never ready to lose our admired associates and
    eminent citizens.

    Always attentive and conscientious in the discharge of
    her duties and kindly and courteous in her personal rela-
    tions she commanded the respect and admiration of all with
    whom she came into contact.

    Exhibiting in a high degree the noblest attributes of
    womanhood she reared, trained and educated, partly at
    this institution of learning, a progeny which will do
    honor to her as an ancestor and be a credit to the State.

    With her gentle ways and consideration for others she was
    a comfort to her family and friends during her long life
    of useful service.

    May time soon soften the sorrow of, and the Almighty in
    His infinite mercy lift the burden of grief from, and
    comfort the hearts of, the disconsolate and loved ones
    who have lost a fond mother and an affectionate grandmother.

    The members of the Board of Regents hereby express their
    respect and admiration for her and their profound sorrow
    for her passing and extend their tenderest sympathy to
    those who were nearest and dearest to her and whose lives
    have been shadowed by her passing.

    It is ordered that this memorial be spread upon the minutes
    of this Board and that a certified copy be forwarded to her
    daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Barndt.

List No. 8, State Claims Nos. 84 to 93 for the sum of $20,129.03,
and List No. 9, Regents Checks, Nos. 7108 to 7119 for the sum of
$41,710.05, were, on motion of Judge Talbot, approved.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

The above motion carried with it request that persons presenting
claims for automobile mileage should be warned to limit their
mileage claims on direct trips along railway routes to amounts
not in excess of the railway fare between the same points.

Fuel oil bids were opened by Chairman Pratt from the following
companies:  Richfield, Tarr and Mc Cone, Shell, Associated,
Standard, Union, Mc Millan Produce Company.  All bids, save
the second and the last (and the last was excessive), were
the same and were for 90 cents per bbl. flat f. o. b. cars
Fellows, plus 99.3 cents per bbl. freight delivered University,
Reno.  Tarr and Mc Cone's bid was for 83 1/2 cents but for the
slight saving it was not thought advisable to give the bid to a
company which had no Nevada representative.  In accord with the
Board's custom of rotating oil contracts among the Reno Oil
Company representatives, the contract was awarded to the Rich-
field Company, on motion of Judge Talbot, and the Chairman of
the Board was authorized to sign the same if the contract should
be satisfactory.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Judge Brown moved that Chairman Pratt should look into the
standing of the Pacific Indemnity Bonding Company and if he
is satisfied that they are a reliable firm, he is hereby author-
ized to sign the waivers of the United States Fidelity and
Guaranty Bonding Company of Baltimore, Maryland, as presented
by Comptroller Gorman for Mr. Slingerland, and accept the new
bonds for the assistants in Mr. Gorman's office.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark recommended that Professor Sarah L. Lewis be
granted a leave of absence for the 5 months beginning August 1,
1927, without pay, because of a break in health, and that Miss
Jessie Pope be Acting Head of the Department of Home Economics
for this period.  Judge Talbot made the motion.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Miss Pope, and at the suggestion of
Miss Lewis, President Clark recommended that Miss Marjorie
Ohman be elected assistant in Home Economics for the period
August 22d to December 31, 1927, at a stipend of $300 for her
services, to be paid to her in 4 equal installments of $75
each at the end of the months of September, October, November
and December.  Judge Talbot moved the adoption of the Presi-
dent's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Miss Lautenschlager of the State
Hygienic Laboratory, President Clark recommended that Miss
Jean Moir be elected Technician in that Laboratory at a salary
of $125 per month, service and salary to begin September 15,
1927.  Judge Talbot moved the adoption of the President's
recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Drs. Adams and Sears of the Chemistry
Department, President Clark recommended the election of Mrs.
Verna Paterson, former Fellow in Chemistry in this University
of Nevada, as part-time assistant in Chemistry from August 22
to December 31, 1927, at a salary of $100 per month for this
period, at the end of which attempt will be made to secure a
full-time Instructor in this Department.  Judge Brown moved the
adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Comptroller Gorman, President Clark
recommended that Miss Alice Terry become an assistant in Mr.
Gorman's office, at her present salary of $110 for the month
of September, to be increased $5 a month for the succeeding
months until it becomes in December $125, which sum shall
become her regular pay thereafter, the above being contingent
on Miss Terry's ability to handle the work which has been
carried by Mrs. Bath, who is resigning at her own request.
Judge Brown moved the adoption of the President's recommenda-
tion.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Dean Stewart, President Clark recommend-
ed that Miss Margaret Regan be elected Secretary in the College
of Agriculture at her former salary of $125 per month, salary
and service to take effect from August 24, 1927.  Judge Brown
moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

At the request of Dr. H. W. Hill, President Clark recommended
that he be granted a leave of absence of one year without pay,
to become effective at Dr. Hill's option this semester, and
that during this University year the work in his Department be
readjusted among the present staff members and that Mrs. Rachel
Kent, who has served for two years as part-time Instructor,
should be employed as full-time Instructor at a salary rate of
$1800 for the year.

Judge Talbot moved that in view of the condition of Mrs. Hill's
health and at his option, Dr. H. W. Hill be granted a leave of
absence for this University year 1927-28 without pay and that,
in event Dr. Hill takes this year's leave, during this year
Mrs. Kent be employed in the English Department at a salary rate
of $1800.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark outlined the tentative program for the dedica-
tion ceremony of the Memorial Library which is to be held at
2 o'clock Friday afternoon, October 21, 1927.

Some discussion was had as to the prospective use of the old
Library building.  It seemed best that for a time at least it
should be used for classroom purposes.  The President is to
look into the matter of partitions, etc. to make this building
suitable for the housing of the entire English Department and
to report at the September Committee meeting of the Board as to
the changes necessary in order to accomplish this purpose and
the estimated cost thereof.

Chairman Pratt read a letter from Miss Ethel M. Wickes, the
California Wild Flower artist, whose pictures are now on exhibit
in the Memorial Library.  Miss Wickes' address is 545 Sutter
Street, Room 303, San Francisco.  She is also a portrait artist.

The time from 11:30 to 1:15 was taken up with a discussion of
the financial situation of the State and of the University.

Judge Talbot moved that if the work indicated was not done or
provided to be done within 30 days by private gift, then the
President shall from University funds have the brick work at
Lincoln Hall pointed up and the down spouts and gutters of this
building completed or restored entirely, or have new gutters and
spouts of copper installed, leaving this choice to the judgment
of the President, all of said work to be begun not later than
30 days from date if University funds are to be used for the
payment of this work.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Adjourned.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary