September 1-2, 1906
Volume OC - Pages 426-432
September 1, 1906
The Board of Regents met at the Office of the Chairman of the
Board, Room 4, Virginia Street at 10 o'clock A.M., Saturday,
September 1, 1906, the full Board and the President of the Uni-
versity being present.
Minutes of June 22, 1906 read and approved, balance sheet show-
ing the condition of funds on hand July 31 was read.
The President of the University submitted his report as follows:
To the Honorable, The Board of Regents
of the University of Nevada
I herewith submit my report for the two months ending August 31,
I was in San Francisco August 23 on business for the University.
I conferred with some friends regarding gifts for the University
and received a definite promise of $250,000 for the support of
the Mining School and the Mining, Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Departments, and needy students attending these Departments.
The building of the Mackay Mining building is still a matter of
consideration as between the architects and the builders. No
contract has been let. We received bids for the building on
August 4th and immediately forwarded them to Mr. William S.
Richardson, architect in charge. The lowest bid for the build-
ing as the architect had planned it, was $97,499.00 by the
Northwestern Construction Company.
The other bids were:
Self & Sellman $106,000.00
F. E. Robb 104,796.50
Fowler & Lyon 104,561.00
Burke Bros. & Schaff 105,000.00
These bids were so much in excess of the gift by Mr. Mackay, and
Mr. Richardson asked Mr. Walker H. Bliss of the firm of Bliss &
Faville, San Francisco, to come to Reno, look over the plans and
see what he could suggest in the way of reduced cost to the
building by changes.
Mr. Bliss was here on Saturday, August 25, and went over the
plans and specifications and bids with Mr. Schuler of the North-
western Construction Company, the lower bidder, and Professor
George J. Young.
The following were the changes as suggested by him:
Main building cut to 110 feet long
Wings cut to 80 feet long
Ceiling first floor 14 feet clear
Ceiling second floor 12 feet clear
Ceiling wings floor 15 feet clear
Substitute brick for stone facing, leaving columns, pilas-
ters, pediments, facia and bed mouldings of cornice, caps and
sills of windows, trims and cap of entrance door and two base
courses, 1 6x2 high. Also steps and doorsills as specified.
Would save $15,285.00
Use Laforge Cement only for cut stone work with
Portland Cement 1/2 & lime 1 1/2 for brick work 720.00
Leave out plaster cornices 880.00
Substitute Oak rail & 3/4x2 Oak spindles on stairway 130.00
Substitute Oak for marble work 531.00
Substitute Oak base for Rhyolite in hall 242.00
Substitute Oak tile in lavatory 142.00
Substitute Oak tile in hall 616.00
Substitute Pine for Oak in Assay & Metal Lab 90.00
Cut building in height & length brick 943.50
Cut building in height & length ex. roof 184.00
Stone walls to substitute for concrete 244.00
Omit 6 lockers 50.00
Substitute galvanized iron for copper work &
tin roof for copper 4,500.00
Leave off 4 coats of paint in Assay & Metal Lab 140.00
Substitute knob & bushing for conduits in electrical
Leave off Museum Wing, about 7,323.00
What would the Board think of suggesting to Mr. Richardson, the
letting of the contract for the main building and leaving the
ells and wings to be completed at some further time?
I should regret very much to see the plans for the building
materially modified. I think that the portica and vestibule
should be finished in the artistic manner in which they were
planned for the reason that it is the necessary setting for the
statue of John W. Mackay and also will be a great advantage to
the University buildings.
Professor J. A. Reid tendered his resignation as Professor of
Physics, to take effect August 31st, was upon motion of Regent
Booher, seconded by Regent Starrett, accepted.
Upon recommendation of President Stubbs, Professor N. E. Wilson
was granted a leave of absence for two years from August 31, 1906
without salary, but that he be retained as Dean until September
Upon motion, Professor G. F. Blessing was granted a further leave
of absence until August 31, 1907, without pay.
Upon recommendation of President Stubbs, the following appoint-
ments were confirmed:
Ralph Smith Minor, Professor of Physics at a salary of $125
per month from September 1, 1906 to January 1, 1907 and from
January 1, 1907 for the remainder of the year at $150 per
Maurice Adams, Professor of Chemistry at a salary of $1800
the first year and $2000 the second year, and to commence
September 1, 1906.
Hayward H. Hone as Principal of the University High School
and Professor of High School Mathematics, at a salary of
$1500 for the first year, and to commence September 1, 1906.
Thomas Wilmatt Freeman, as Instructor in Mechanical Engi-
neering at a salary of $780 a year from September 1, 1906.
Louise Mary Sissa, as Assistant Registrar and in keeping the
records of the University and the books of the various ex-
penditures which are made under the direction of the Presi-
dent, at a salary of $600 per year, board and room.
Charles L. Brown, as Student Assistant to Professor Frandsen
at a salary of $200 per year.
Gustav E. Hofmann, as a Student Assistant to the Department
of Mining and Geology, salary $25 per month from the State
Analytical Fund, $12.50 from the Agricultural Mechanical
College Fund, and a half scholarship to pursue his first
graduate studies in the Mining School, his entire salary to
be $50 per month.
Emily Berry, as Teacher of English and History in the Univer-
sity High School at a salary of $800 per year.
Ethal Louise Marzen, as Instructor in Latin in the University
High School at a salary of $600 per year.
May Adele Kinney, as Matron of the Hospital at a salary of
$30 per month and board and room.
All of the above appointments to take effect September 1,
Mr. Richard Brown, Headmaster of Lincoln Hall.
Professor J. G. Scrugham was appointed Professor of Mechani-
cal Engineering at the same salary he was receiving.
Leave of Absence
Upon motion, Jeanne E. Wier was granted a leave of absence
on half pay from September 1, 1906.
The agreement with the Reno Power Light & Water Company, made by
the President of the University, relating to water, light and
gas, was approved.
Upon motion, the President of the University was granted a leave
of absence to visit New York City during the months of September
and October to confer with Mr. Mackay relating to matters per-
taining to the Mining building.
The Chairman and Secretary of the Board were authorized to place
all insurance on University property with companies that are
paying losses in full in the late San Francisco fire.
President Stubbs was authorized to secure bids on coal and wood
from Reno dealers and let contract to the lowest bidder.
Claims were allowed as follows:
Metallurgical Laboratory Equipment
Meese & Gottfried $ 402.87
G. H. Taylor 9.01
Nevada Hardware & Supply Co. 15.60
Nevada Engineering Works 3.95
William H. Bristol 66.73
General Electric Co. 37.68
Nevada Engineering Works 3.60
Nevada Plumbing 38.00
Total $ 577.44
Contingent Fund & Interest Account
July Payroll - Employees $1277.51
August Payroll - Employees 1297.01
University of Chicago Press 1.80
Munn & Co. 7.00
Yawman & Erbe Co. 3.40
Reno Mill & Lumber Co. 21.00
Mining Scientific Press 7.69
Virginia Chronicle 7.50
Washington Post 7.20
G. H. Taylor (Chief of Ordnance) 17.94
Reno Power Light & Water Co. 37.50
Shepherd & Son 4.25
Reno Power Light & Water Co. 91.75
Borden & Shannon 85.00
Scherline & Osborne 125.00
G. E. Hoffmann 22.80
G. H. Taylor 99.56
S. B. Doten 131.40
Reno Evening Gazette 25.50
Nevada Forum 10.00
E. C. Stewart 38.89
Reno Mill & Lumber Co. 1.95
Library Bureau 3.75
W. H. Guild & Co. 4.50
Century Co. 1.25
Sunset Telephone & Telegraph Co. 8.25
Reid's Quick Print Shop 14.75
Self & Sellman 20.00
Will U. Mackey 25.00
Self & Sellman 11.40
Rosenthal & Armanko 2.00
Harry Davis .75
Engineering Magazine 3.33
Engineering & Mining Journal 15.00
Reno Mercantile Co. 3.40
Nevada State Journal 19.90
Carson Appeal 7.50
University of Chicago Press 21.20
H. S. Crocker & Co. 12.45
Hale's Transfer Co. 2.50
Agricultural & Mechanical Fund
July Payroll $1879.17
First National Bank, Elko - Transfer 8000.00
Agricultural & Mechanical Fund
August Payroll $1879.17
Reno Power Light & Water Co. 38.85
Nevada Engineering Co. 11.60
Reno Truck & Transfer Co. 2.00
Reid's Quick Print Shop 2.25
No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet at
the call of the Chairman.
Oscar J. Smith
Geo. H. Taylor