09/09/1944

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 9-10, 1944 



09-09-1944
Volume 5 - Pages 419-425

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      September 9, 1944

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
at 9:30 A.M. in the President's office.  Present:  Regents Ross,
Henningsen, Mc Namee, Sheerin, Sirkegian; Comptroller Gorman and
President Moseley.

Mr. Mc Namee moved that the minutes of the meeting of July 1,
1944 be approved.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Mc Namee, Chairman of the committee appointed to draw up a
resolution on the death of Mrs. Wardin, presented the following:

                        MEMORIAL TO THE HONORABLE
                             ANNA H. WARDIN

    By resolution unanimously adopted by the Board of Regents
    of the University of Nevada at its regular meeting held
    July 1, 1944, record is hereby made of the life, service
    and character of its member, Anna H. Wardin.

    Anna H. Schadler was born in Germany to Andreas Johannes
    and Anna Elizabeth Schadler and came to this country with
    her mother, brothers and sisters in 1885, her father having
    come here 4 years previously.  They moved to Reno in 1890.
    Her father and mother lived in Reno until their death, on
    May 3, 1904 and February 5, 1909, respectively.

    In 1895 she graduated from the University of Nevada with a
    degree of Bachelor of Arts, and was a member of the Phi
    Kappa Phi.  She was Principal of the public school at Wells,
    Nevada, during 1894-95 and during 1895-97 was Vice Principal
    of the public school at Gold Hill.  From 1897 to 1903 she
    was an Instructor in Latin at the Reno High School and was
    Vice Principal and Instructor in Latin and German languages
    in the Reno High School from 1903 until her marriage to Elmer
    E. Wardin on January 1, 1907.

    She was very prominent in Reno club life.  Was a past Grand
    Matron of the Eastern Star, and Secretary of Adah Chapter
    and has held every office in the Twentieth Century Club.
    For many years after 1919, she was Chairman of the Student
    Loan Fund of the Nevada State Federation and active in YWCA
    work.

    Her untiring and unselfish efforts in this work brought her
    into such public prominence that she was nominated and elect-
    ed to the office of Regent of the University at the 1938 gen-
    eral election and since 1939, when she assumed that office,
    the greater part of her activities were devoted to the serv-
    ice of the University.

    Her excellent judgment, her deep affection and her whole-
    souled loyalty were at the command of the University and all
    of her faculty and student friends in it.  The frankness and
    the courage of her convictions, the unbending integrity of
    her professional and public life, the friendliness and the
    good nature of her dealings with men, the moderation and
    good sense of her counsel and her knowledge of University
    affairs, made her a most valued member of the Board.

    Anna H. Wardin died May 27, 1944, at her home in Reno,
    Nevada, but, as the poet reminded us -

                Were a star quenched on high
                    For ages would its light
                Still travelling downward from the sky,
                    Shine on mortal sight.

                So when a great woman dies,
                    For years beyond our ken
                The light she leaves behind her
                    Falls upon the paths of men.

Mr. Sheerin moved that the resolution be adopted and that copies
be sent to relatives of Mrs. Wardin.  All voted - aye.

President Moseley reported informally that:

a.  Enrollment to date totals 475 students, 140 men and 335
    women students.

b.  Registration was conducted in the new Gymnasium with all the
    faculty gathered there to perform registration services.

c.  The 3 fraternity houses which had been used to house Uni-
    versity students have all been turned back to the respective
    fraternities.  The girl students are now housed in Manzanita
    and Artemisia Halls and the men students are in Lincoln Hall,
    a total of 158 students being housed on the Campus.

d.  Major Max C. Fleischmann, during the Summer, gave to the Uni-
    versity 500 shares of Standard Brands, Inc., Preferred Stock,
    valued at approximately $55,000, to augment the scholarship
    fund.  The income from this stock is to be used to grant
    scholarships to incoming Freshmen.

e.  Dr. Griffin is working successfully with the Alumni Associa-
    tion and is filling one of the needs of the University in
    keeping in touch with the boys in the service.  At present,
    address lists are being brought up to date; later a place-
    ment bureau is contemplated.  The Alumni Association will
    contribute $800 per year toward this project.  The first
    issue of an Alumni Newsletter has been published and is
    being mailed to all alumni in the armed forces.

    Dr. Griffin worked, to the best interest of the University,
    with the Army Air Force group which came to wind up its
    affairs with the University.  The University is purchasing
    about $9000 worth of equipment which will be of great value
    to the University in its expansion program.

f.  Mrs. Marsh is being continued as Acting Dean of Women and
    F. W. Wilson as Acting Dean of Agriculture.

g.  The faculty committee have been expanded somewhat and will be
    expanded still further.  The plan is that all publications of
    the University should come through the faculty committee on
    publications.  This will tie in the publications of the
    Public Service Divisions with the academic publications.

h.  Letter under date of September 1, 1944, has been received
    stating that the War Department, at such time as students
    are available, has designated the University of Nevada to
    receive a maximum of 275 Army Specialized Training Reserve
    Program students.  The letter further stated that this is
    not to be construed as a guarantee that such personnel will
    be available for assignment.

i.  Meeting of State High School Principals will be held here on
    October 9, 10 and 11, 1944.  The facilities of the University
    have been offered to them.  They will be fed at the Univer-
    sity Dining Hall at no loss to the University.  The women
    will be housed in one of the dormitories.  About 50 or 60
    people are expected to be here.

j.  About 45 boys have turned out for football practice and the
    schedule for the season is practically completed.

k.  Inauguration date for President Moseley has been set for
    October 12, 1944.

l.  The government is asking the State supported institutions to
    bear the burden of the discharged soldiers who will return
    to College.  Some Colleges have increased their tuition
    charges in view of this fact.

Mr. Sirkegian moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that the following students, who completed their work August 25,
1944, be granted the indicated degrees and diplomas:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Margaret Clara Echevarria       Flo Z. Reed

    Bachelor of Science

        Patricia Chism Wilson

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

        David Everett Campbell

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

       *Ruth Velma Johnson

       *Will receive, in addition, Teacher's Diploma of High
        School Grade.

All voted - aye.

Upon recommendation of President Moseley, Mr. Mc Namee moved that
effective September 1, 1944 Dr. Robert S. Griffin be appointed
as Alumni Secretary and Assistant to Administration for a period
of 2 years, relieving him of his duties in the Department of
English, at an annual salary of $2600 on a 12-month basis.  All
voted - aye.

Mr. Sheerin moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that effective August 1, 1944, Dr. Eldon Wittwer, Head of the
Department of Agricultural Economics, be granted a leave of ab-
sence without pay for the duration of the war to accept an ap-
pointment as Head of the Reno Office of Price Administration.
All voted - aye.

Mrs. Henningsen moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that, effective September 1, 1944, Mr. James J. Hill be appointed
as Librarian for the University Library at an annual salary, on
a 12-month basis, of $4200.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Parsons and Mr. Mac Kenzie, representing the State Planning
Board, were admitted to the meeting and gave the Regents a report
on their survey of the present and future needs of the University
Campus.  They asked the Administration and the Board to meet with
the State Planning Board in Carson City on or near the 22nd of
September.  New buildings required over a 6-10 year period, in
order of importance as recommended in the report were as follows:

     1.  Liberal Arts Building
     2.  Administration Building
     3.  Bell Tower adjacent to Administration Building topped
         with cupola and bell removed from Morrill Hall
     4.  Home Economics, Art and Music Building (as temporary
         Fine Arts Building)
     5.  Farm Shop Building
     6.  Maintenance and Repair Shop
     7.  Student Union Building
     8.  Heating Plant
     9.  Electrical Engineering Wing
    10.  Mechanical Arts Building
    11.  Fine Arts Building
    12.  Auditorium
    13.  Astronomical Observatory
    14.  Agricultural Extension (to include allied Departments)

Each member of the Board was given a copy of the report and the
sense of the Board was that each member study the report and
write his reactions to Chairman Ross before the meeting of the
State Planning Board, at which meeting a consolidated plan will
be formulated for presentation to the Legislature next Spring.
Comptroller Gorman suggested that considerable thought be given
to the placement and construction of a Heating Plant building.
The present heating system is working to capacity and new build-
ings on the Campus will mean that a new boiler must be installed.
Chairman Ross thanked the 2 men for their time and effort and
accepted the invitation for the President, the Comptroller and
any members of the Board to meet with them.

Mr. Mc Namee moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that, effective September 1, 1944, Mrs. Katharine Norrid Mergen
be given a temporary appointment as Instructor in Journalism at
an annual salary, on a 9-month basis, of $2000, succeeding Mrs.
Mary Smith, resigned, who was temporarily supplying for Charles
T. Duncan, Instructor in Journalism, on leave of absence for
war service.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Sirkegian moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that, effective September 1, 1944, Mrs. V. E. Spencer be employed
as Assistant in English for the Fall semester at a salary of $400
for the semester, to be paid in 4 installments of $100 each.  All
voted - aye.

Mr. Sheerin moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley, that
effective August 1, 1944 Miss Joanna Chapman, Assistant Professor
of Education, be granted an increase in salary in the amount of
$75 per year, which represents the University's proportion of a
$300 increase granted by the Board of Education, the Vocational
Education Board and the University of Nevada.  All voted - aye.

Mrs. Henningsen moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that, effective September 1, 1944, Mrs. Alberta Jacobsen, Secre-
tary in the Department of Veterinary Control Service, be granted
a leave of absence without pay for 3 months on account of ill-
ness.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Sheerin moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that, effective June 1, 1944, the resignation of Mrs. Clara
Garrison Durkin as Dietitian for the Dining Hall be accepted.
All voted - aye.

Mr. Mc Namee moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley,
that, effective September 1, 1944, Miss Patricia Lowry be ap-
pointed Dietitian for the Dining Hall at a salary of $150 per
month plus board, room and uniforms, for a period of 9 months,
the President and the Comptroller to work out a plan for payment
so that Miss Lowry's board and room will be included as part of
her salary and that the Dining Hall and Dormitory will be given
credit for the proper amount.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Sheerin moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley, that
effective September 1, 1944, for a period of 9 months:

    Dr. John D. Bibb be appointed University Physician at a
        salary of $100 per month;
    Mrs. Eunice Griffiths, R. N., be appointed University Nurse
        at a salary of $125 per month;
    Mrs. J. B. Lynch be appointed Assistant to the University
        Nurse at a salary of $60 per month.

All voted - aye.

President Moseley spoke about correspondence and extension
courses for the University, stating that the faculty, at a meet-
ing on September 7, 1944, approved such courses with the provi-
sion that no courses would be offered which had not first been
submitted to the faculty in a general meeting.  The charge for
the courses would take care of the expenses.  Mr. Sirkegian
moved, upon recommendation of President Moseley, that the action
of the general faculty be ratified in approving in principle
correspondence and extension courses for war veterans and others
to meet special conditions.  All voted - aye.

President Moseley stated that, in his opinion, military service
should take the place of the age 21 in the case of special stu-
dents registering in the University.  The University War Council
is at the present time working on this and other related prob-
lems.  Mrs. Henningsen moved, upon recommendation of President
Moseley, that the action of the general faculty at the meeting on
September 7, 1944, be ratified in approving the recommendation of
the War Council that all veterans who receive educational bene-
fits under the Vocational Rehabilitation program or the G. I.
Bill of Rights are eligible for admission to the University of
Nevada as either regular students or special students.  All
voted - aye.

Bids were opened for fuel oil for the period ending June 30, 1945
with the following results:

    Richfield Oil Company              No bid
    Standard Oil Company               No bid
    The Texas Company                  No bid
    Shell Oil Company                  No bid
    Associated Oil Company             $1.15 per barrel, ex. tax,
                                       f. o. b. either Tracy or
                                       Avon, California
    Capt. Cook Transit Company         .0620 per gallon, via
                                       Western Pacific Railway,
                                       freight to be paid by the
                                       University.

Mr. Sheerin moved, upon recommendation of Comptroller Gorman,
that the contract be renewed with the Associated Oil Company.
All voted - aye.

Comptroller Gorman presented a financial statement of general
funds based on July, 1944 payroll with present budget which
showed an excess of receipts over expenditures of $30,850.  On
September 5th the Army Air Corps Board made final check on the
receipts and disbursements under the Army Air Corps Contract with
the University from February, 1943 to May, 1944 when the contract
was cancelled.  The summary showed a net of $736.10 still due the
University.

Comptroller Gorman further reported that, owing to the absence of
a number of our faculty in war service and owing to the fact that
the Army paid their proportion of the salaries of the faculty
here, a saving of $92,034.70 was made in the State Tax Fund.  Our
surplus on June 30, 1944, therefore, amounts to -

                    In State Tax Fund         $ 92,034.70
                    In Army Contracts           72,833.80
                        Total                 $164,868.50

Comptroller Gorman recommended that consideration be given to the
following improvements which have previously been discussed by
the Regents and to which this surplus could be assigned:

1.  A shop so that the plumbing shops can be moved from
    Lincoln Hall                                         $   ?
2.  Conversion of old Gymnasium to ROTC                   20,000
3.  Completion of new Gymnasium                           60,000
4.  Equipping Engineering Schools to meet recommendation
    of E. C. P. D. requirements including hydraulic labo-
    ratory                                                20,000
5.  High pressure steam boiler for Steam Engineering
    which will require an annex to the new Engineering
    building                                              10,000
6.  Purchase of Evans tract north of Campus               13,000
7.  Additional boiler in heating plant to care for new
    building                                              10,000
8.  Putting controls on heating system in new Engineer-
    ing building                                           5,000
9.  Paving - Morrill Hall, President's House to
    Greenhouse                                 $10,000 to 25,000

Mr. Sirkegian moved that the Board of Regents approve the expend-
iture of an amount approximately $165,000 to cover the cost of
the 9 recommendations made by the Comptroller, the work to be
done as soon as men and materials become available.  All voted -
aye.

Comptroller Gorman reported on the Max C. Fleischmann gift to
augment the Fleischmann Scholarship Fund.  (See President's in-
formal report, item d.)  Mr. Mc Namee presented the following
resolution:

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents accept the gift
    of 500 shares of Standard Brands, Inc. Preferred Stock, upon
    the terms specified by Major Fleischmann to augment his
    scholarship fund at the University of Nevada.

All voted - aye.

Comptroller Gorman reported on the David Russell Endowment and
recommended that this schedule be copied in the minutes of this
meeting.  Mr. Mc Namee moved that the schedule be recorded as
follows:

                PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT DAVID RUSSELL FUND
                      John O. Moseley, Trustee
              VALUE OF SECURITIES AS OF AUGUST 4, 1944

    01/08/38   U. S. Treasury 2 3/4% of 1951-54
        Par Value      :  $6,000 @ 101 19/32
        Purchase Price :  $6,101.63
        Present Value  :  $9,863.51

    09/26/38   U. S. Treasury 2 3/4% of 1951-54
        Par Value      :  $3,000 @ 102 plus
        Purchase Price :  $3,097.48
        Present Value  :  Combined with above

    02/13/31   Republic of Bolivia 7% due 1958
        Par Value      :  $1,000 @ 35 1/8
        Purchase Price :  $354.75
        Present Value  :  $135.00

    02/13/41   Republic of Chile 7% due 1942
        Par Value      :  $5,000 @ 94 1/8
        Purchase Price :  $4,812.22
        Present Value  :  $931.25

    09/27/30   Republic of Chile 6% due 1961
        Par Value      :  $7,000 @ 85 5/8
        Purchase Price :  $6,095.72
        Present Value  :  $1,347.50

    02/13/31   Australia 5% due 1955
        Par Value      :  $2,000 @ 72 1/2 plus
        Purchase Price :  $1,464.72
        Present Value  :  $3,005.67

All voted - aye.

Comptroller Gorman reported on the Leon Wilson Hartman Endowment,
stating that securities had been delivered to him as follows:

    100 shares of Baltimore & Ohio common       $   825.00
     50 shares of Continental Can                 1,937.50
    100 shares of Southern Pacific                2,937.50
     10 shares of Sierra Pacific Preferred        1,180.00
    100 shares of San Diego Gas & Electric common 1,350.00
        Check for                                 1,770.00
                             Total              $10,000.00

Mr. Mc Namee presented the following resolution:

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents accept the
    securities tendered in the letter of Mrs. Hartman on the
    terms and conditions as stated in the Will of the late
    Leon Wilson Hartman amounting to $10,000 and that

    IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Comptroller be authorized
    and directed to sell the Baltimore and Ohio stock at not
    less than $8.50.

All voted - aye.

Comptroller Gorman reported on the Mackay Endowment that certain
securities had been called for redemption as of September 1, 1944
leaving in the principal, $29,261.76.  Mr. Mc Namee moved, upon
recommendation of the Comptroller, that $29,000 of this amount be
converted into Series G War Bonds.  All voted - aye.

Mr. Sheerin moved, upon recommendation of Comptroller Gorman,
that the Comptroller be authorized to pay $2400 of the Coach's
salary at the rate of $240 per month for 10 months beginning
September 1, 1944, as agreed by the Regents (see minutes of May
20, 1944) if we had a football team.  All voted - aye.

The meeting recessed at 1:00 P.M. for luncheon at the President's
home.

Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 2:45 P.M.

Mr. Sirkegian moved that claims be approved as follows:

    List No. 1, dated July 31, 1944, Regents Claims Nos. 45-0
        to 45-19, for a total of $57,080.34;
    List No. 1, dated July 31, 1944, State Claims Nos. 45-1
        to 45-16, for a total of $28,547.62;
    List No. 2, dated August 31, 1944, Regents Claims Nos.
        45-20A to 45-40, for a total of $67,900.24;
    List No. 2, dated August 31, 1944, State Claims Nos. 45-17
        to 45-30, for a total of $29,575.06.

All voted - aye.

Comptroller Gorman reported on the Major Fleischmann gift of his
Dairy Farm situated about 7 miles south of Reno, which gift was
presented to the University on September 6, 1944, subject to a
partnership lease which runs until August, 1948.  The deed and
other papers were turned over to Mr. Mc Namee for his considera-
tion and opinion.  It was the sense of the Board that we continue
with the operation of the farm as is, under the direction of Dean
Wilson, until the meeting of the State Legislature.  Mr. Mc Namee
presented the following resolution:

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents accept, on behalf
    of the University of Nevada, property covered in the deed of
    September 6, 1944, between Major Max C. Fleischmann party of
    the first part, and the University of Nevada, party of the
    second part, and that the President of the University be
    instructed to record said deed to the property including
    improvements, water rights, livestock, implements, etc., and
    stock certificates for 95 shares in the Steamboat Canal and
    Irrigation Company tendered by Major Max C. Fleischmann.

All voted - aye.

Mr. Mc Namee presented the following resolution:

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Comptroller of the University be
    authorized and directed to secure from the Washoe Title
    Guaranty Company a policy of title insurance to the Fleisch-
    mann property covered by policy No. 26585; to be vested in
    the University of Nevada, the amount of the policy to be
    $50,000; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Comptroller cause certifi-
    cate No. 129 for 95 shares of the Capital Stock of the
    Steamboat Canal and Irrigation Company to be transferred
    on the books of said Company to the name of the University
    of Nevada.

All voted - aye.

Comptroller Gorman stated that the Biennial Report of the Univer-
sity is ready for the printer with the exception of the message
of the President.  Suggestion was made that President Moseley
prepare this part of the Biennial Report outlining a policy for
the University and including recommendations as he might see fit,
and that the Report appear over his signature.

Mr. Mc Namee, appointed July 1, 1944, to study revision of the
Bylaws of the Board of Regents, reported that he had given some
thought to the matter and felt that extensive Bylaws would limit
the Board to too great a degree.  Since the statutes require
quarterly meetings, Mr. Mc Namee suggested that the Bylaws define
only the time and place of such meetings; provide for calling of
special meetings; and provide for an Executive Committee.  In
his opinion, actions of the Executive Committee should be rati-
fied or annulled by the Board at a regular meeting on a majority
vote.  The Board concurred with Mr. Mc Namee.

After discussion as to the building needs and program of the
University, Mr. Mc Namee moved that this matter be left in the
hands of the President, the Vice President and the Chairman of
the Board.  All voted - aye.

The meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. until October 12th, in order
that the Regents may be present at the inauguration of President
Moseley.