08/31/1929

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 31, 1929
 



08-31-1929
Volume 5 - Pages 55-58

                         Reno, Nevada
                       August 31, 1929

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at
10 o'clock Saturday morning, August 31st.  All members were
present except Regent Williams.

Comptroller Gorman read a report to the Regents covering the
following items:

    a.  The deeding of State lands set aside for University
        purposes to the United States by the Nevada Legislature;

    b.  The recent legislative enactment requiring the Regents
        to deed to Elko the plot of land formerly owned by the
        University at Elko, Nevada;

    c.  Authorization of the Comptroller to place University
        moneys on deposit in the United Nevada Bank, the First
        National Bank in Reno, the Reno National Bank, the
        Riverside Bank and the Bank of Nevada Savings and Trust
        Company, all of Reno.

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, the minutes of the June 27th meeting
and Committee action of July 31st were approved by the following
vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

List No. 9, Regents Checks Nos. 9103 to 9114 for the net sum of
$43,011.31 and List No. 8, State Claims Nos. 84 to 96 for the
net sum of $25,605.24, were, on motion of Mr. Wingfield, approved
as follows:

    Judge Talbot         Aye, on all but the claim for the re-
                         modeling of the old Library into a Hall
                         of English
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

Fuel oil bids were presented by the Associated Oil, Shell Oil,
Union Oil and Standard Oil Companies.  The bids were the same,
65 cents per bbl. f. o. b. California shipping points, freight
30 1/2 cents per cwt.  In line with the usual rotating procedure,
the Shell Oil Company was awarded the contract for the 1929-30
fuel supply, provided "minimum" in their contract is changed to
"maximum".  Motion by Judge Talbot.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

Mr. Wingfield moved that the Chairman be authorized to go into
the matter of the deeding of certain land in Elko to that City
and present it at the next Regents meeting.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On motion of Mr. Pratt, Comptroller Gorman was authorized to
deposit University funds in the following Reno banks:  United
Nevada, First National in Reno, Reno National, Riverside and
Bank of Nevada Savings and Trust Company, deposits to be made
in the United Nevada and Riverside Banks when these banks file
surety bonds satisfactory to the Chairman of the Board of Re-
gents and when said surety bonds are so filed the State Treasur-
er was authorized to release the bonds now in the State Treasury
held as security for the deposit of the Board of Regents in the
United Nevada Bank.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Not voting

Mr. Wingfield moved the acceptance of the Fidelity and Deposit
Company's $25,000 bond as surety for University funds in the
First National Bank in Reno and the Comptroller was authorized
to release the bonds now in the State Treasury held as security
for the deposit of the Board of Regents in the First National
Bank in Reno.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, Judge Brown and Judge Talbot were
instructed to draw up a protest to the Governor and the Secre-
tary of the Interior in re. the sale of lands already set aside
as University lands by Act of the State Legislature.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On motion of Mr. Pratt, Comptroller Gorman was authorized to
purchase a new fire hydrant for the hospital present fire
hydrant and to make connection with the new City main, provided
it is run to Virginia Street by a 6-inch main from Virginia to
the Agricultural building.  The new hydrant not to cost in ex-
cess of $108.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

Judge Brown read the protest of Mr. R. A. Rickard in re. the
dumping of debris on his property and the poor repair of the
fence.  This matter was referred to the President to instruct
Superintendent Lynch to take this matter up with Mr. Rickard,
also to ask Mr. Rickard if he would care to have his property
filled to the level of the University land.

On recommendation of Professor Hill, President Clark recommended
the acceptance of the resignation of Mrs. Ferris and the elec-
tion of Miss Harriet May Wilson to be Teaching Fellow in English
at a stipend of $870 to be divided into 9 equal monthly payments,
beginning with the payment at the end of September, 1929.  Mr.
Wingfield moved the acceptance of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

At the request of Director Doten, President Clark recommended
the acceptance of the resignation of Marion Clawson, effective
September 1, 1929, and the election of Cruz Venstrom, B. S.,
Nevada, 1927, as Assistant in the Department of Farm Develop-
ment, at a salary of $2100 for the year beginning August 1,
1929.  Mr. Wingfield moved the acceptance of the President's
recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On the recommendation of Director Doten, President Clark rec-
ommended the election of Grace Costello as Secretary and Librar-
ian of the Agricultural Experiment Station at $1500 for the year
beginning August 1, 1929.  Mr. Pratt moved the adoption of this
recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On the recommendation of Miss Thompson, President Clark recom-
mended the election of Miss Clare L. Johnson as Loan Desk As-
sistant in the Library at a salary of $110 per month, effective
September 1, 1929 and of Martha Edgar as Cataloguer in the
University Library at $110 per month effective August 1, 1929.
Mr. Wingfield moved the adoption of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On recommendation of Dr. Chappelle, President Clark recom-
mended that Dr. Francis C. Murgotten should be granted a leave
of absence without pay for the year beginning September 1, 1929
and that John Gottardi, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages,
who was granted a second year's leave of absence, should be re-
called at a salary of $2500 for the year beginning September 1,
1929, with understanding that if his work continued to be satis-
factory, he should be advanced to a salary of $2700 and an As-
sociate Professorship for the year beginning September 1, 1930.
Mr. Pratt moved the granting of these recommendations.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On the recommendation of Dean Mack, Miss Mae Wisener's salary
was advanced $100 per year, making her total salary $1200,
effective September 1, 1929.  Mr. Wingfield moved the adoption
of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

On the recommendation of Judge Brown, Judge Talbot moved that
the 1930 Artemisia Business Manager be notified now that the
Regents will not subscribe for any copies of the 1930 Artemisia,
unless that Artemisia is entirely satisfactory to the Regents in
every respect and that the Board designates the Head of the
English Department as the Faculty Adviser for this publication.
Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

President Clark made brief statement of progress of construction
on Mackay Science Hall and the Bleachers and Training Quarters
improvements, totaling $42,500.  Mr. Wingfield moved that proper
Resolutions be drawn conveying to Mr. Mackay the thanks of the
Board of Regents for these fine gifts.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

Judge Talbot moved that the traveling expense account of Mr.
Pratt, in amount $16.88, be allowed.  Vote:

    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Not voting
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye

After some informal discussion, informal decision was reached
that no member of the Board should be sent this Fall as a dele-
gate to the annual meeting of the Association of Governing
Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions.

Adjourned.

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary