09/09/1961

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 9-10, 1961








09-09-1961

Pages 97-112



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

September 9, 1961



The Board of Regents met in room 205 Morrill Hall, University of

Nevada on Saturday, September 9, 1961. Present: Regents Arnold,

Anderson, Broadbent, Crumley, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Lombardi,

Magee; Vice President Young, Engineer Rogers, Business Manager

Humphrey, and President Armstrong. Chief Deputy Attorney General

Porter was present as Legal Advisor. Mr. Arnold presented his

Oath of Office, duly signed and notarized. Mr. Hancock, Secre-

tary-Manager of the State Planning Board, was present for dis-

cussions on the building program. Reporters Zane Miles, Bean and

Laxalt covered the meeting for the Press.



The meeting was called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



The minutes of the regular meeting of July 29, 1961 were

approved upon motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold,

and unanimous vote.



2. Approval of Check Registers



President Armstrong presented the Check Registers of the

Business Office (attached), and recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the Check Registers be

approved.



3. Candidate for Degrees



President Armstrong presented the list of candidates for

degrees as of September 1, 1961 and recommended that they

be approved. These candidates had been approved by the

Deans and Faculties of the Colleges concerned and the record

of each candidate had been checked with the Business Office

and certified by the Registrar.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the candidates be approved and that they

be granted the indicated degree, as follows:



COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE:



Berry, Robert Gaynor B. A.

Clock, Charles Eugene B. S.

Crawford, William Conrad, Sr. B. A. in Journ.

Dalbey, Roberta Jean B. A.

Douglass, William Anthony B. A.

Hall, Wesley Wilkinson B. S.

Havas, Paul Phillips B. A.

Joseph, Patricia Ann B. S.

Mc Claskey, James Thomas B. A.

Miller, John C. B. S.

Nikoley, Manfred Lothar B. A. in Journ.

Pardini, Tommy Fred B. A.

Pemberton, Penelope Ann B. S.

Rutherford, Donald Stuart B. A.

Smee, Louise Ann B. S.

Woodford, Taunya Virginia B. A.

Zundel, Donald Gordon B. S.



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:



Lerude, Robert Eugene B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Lindblom, Robert Hugh B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Peasnall, Melvin Lee B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Pepple, Jarold Edward B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Waldman, Herbert L. B. S. in Bus. Adm.

Wilson, Charles A. B. S. in Bus. Adm.



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION:



Achabal, Helena B. S. in Ed.

Bottorff, Susan Hollingworth B. S. in Ed.

Britt, Lynda Caroline B. S. in Ed.

Cameron, Ralph Gerald B. S. in Ed.

Constant, Elaine Georgiana B. S. in Ed.

Fumagalli, Bernard James Scheiner B. S. in Ed.

Geraghty, Mary Frances B. S. in Ed.

Gilbert, Jack Eugene B. S. in Ed.

Grauvogel, Marian Erskine B. S. in Ed.

Harwood, Clara A. B. S. in Ed.

Hesse, Sandra Jean B. S. in Ed.

Hunter, John Hogan B. S. in Ed.

Knowles, Deanna Gail Woodliff B. S. in Ed.

Larsen, Agnes Sylvia B. S. in Ed.

Maloney, Violet Noreen B. S. in Ed.

Maroon, Laurette G. B. S. in Ed.

Martin, Kathryn B. S. in Ed.

Mc Intosh, Carole B. S. in Ed.

Metcalf, Garland D. B. S. in Ed.

Murdock, Zona Dee B. A. in Ed.

Nielsen, Grace Parker B. S. in Ed.

Noland, Laura Jane K. B. S. in Ed.

Ollerenshaw, Vera Mae B. S. in Ed.

Peterson, Avis B. S. in Ed.

Rauch, Susan Margaret B. S. in Ed.

Richardson, Lyda H. B. S. in Ed.

Robertson, Opal Curieux B. S. in Ed.

Rogers, Margaret Joy B. S. in Ed.

Rowe, Margaret May Eldridge B. S. in Ed.

Silvestri, Charles Anthony B. S. in Ed.

Thomas, Shirley Paul B. S. in Ed.

Turner, Marguerite Peterson B. S. in Ed.

Williams, Claire Anderson B. S. in Ed.



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING:



Becker, Stanley Martin B. S. in E. E.

Dawson, Marshall Mack B. S. in E. E.

Hoggatt, George Douglas B. S. in M. E.

Jack, Charles Albert B. S. in C. E.

Randall, Ronald Ray B. S. in E. E.



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES:



Brown, Robert Drysdale B. S. in Geol.

Garten, Ronald C. B. S. in Geol.

Miller, James Henry B. S. in Geol.

Osborne, David H. B. S. in Geol. Engr.

Pruett, David Lloyd B. S. in Geol.



GRADUATE SCHOOL:



Brown, Della Grace B. M. of Ed.

Burge, Dennis Knight M. S.

Carano, Mary Kathleen M. S.

Chiara, Herbert M. of Ed.

Crain, John Russell M. S.

Furchner, Theodore A. M. of Ed.

Hyatt, Howard A. M. S.

Intardonato, John Joseph M. A.

Lawrence, Virginia Rose M. S.

Lytle, Freeland Wayne M. of Ed.

Marfisi, Frank Edward M. of Ed.

Moss, Marvin Lynne M. of Ed.

Piper, Edgar Leo M. S.

Poulakidas, Nickolas M. of Ed.

Rosenberg, Earl Hudson M. A.

Schryver, Robert Floyd M. S.

Schroder, Lee R. M. of Ed.

Terry, John Prescott M. A.

Terry, La Mar W. M. of Ed.

Twitchell, Neil C. M. of Ed.



4. Gifts and Grants



Gifts and grants which had been received by the University

were presented for official acceptance by the Board of

Regents, as follows:



Miscellaneous



From Harry and Lelah B. Gray, Reno - an extensive collec-

tion of the works of Robert Burns and related studies of

his poetry and prose, valued at $1800 for the Library. The

first shipment consisting of 66 volumes has been received.



From Dr. Benjamin Drummer, Reno - 94 medical journals and

newspapers for the Library.



From Mrs. Margaret S. Lineham, Reno - two copies of "Think

Fast America" by Lambert Schuyler, for the Library.



From Mrs. Theodore Post, Reno - 13 volumes of literature,

history and psychology, for the Library.



From Howell Purdue, Washington, D. C. - "Papers Pertaining

to the Confederacy", by Ira Pace Purdue, for the Library.



From Mrs. Jeanette Rhodes, Reno - a beautifully bound vol-

ume of "Milton's Poems" (The Poetical Works of John Milton),

for the Library.



From Dr. Edwin A. Trytten, Reno - 60 medical books for the

Library.



From Thomas C. Wilson, Reno - "The Agency List", January,

1955, #114, for the Library.



From Mrs. H. P. Dayton, Reno - 10 volumes of the "Dictionary

and Cyclopedia", for the Library.



From Alfred Merritt Smith, Reno - a copy of "Colorado River

Commission Reports", 1927 to 1935 and 1935 to 1946, "State

Engineer Biennial Report", 1948-1950, the 1899 Artemisia,

"U. S. Federal Power Commission Power Market Survey of

Nevada", 1949, and "The Student Record" (University of

Nevada) 1898, 1899 and 1900, for the Library.



From Weld Arnold, Carson City - a copy each of "Guide to

Probability and Statistics" by Gottfried E. Noether and

"Probability and Statistics" by Mosteller-Rourke-Thomas,

for the Library.



From Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Powell, Reno - 14 U. S.

Geological Survey Folios of areas of Pennsylvania and New

York, for the Mackay School of Mines Library.



From Mrs. Charles B. York, Mina - $25.75 for the Mackay

School of Mines Library.



From Mrs. Mildred Williams, Reno - 5 Greek wall plates for

the Inter-Fraternity Office room.



From General Electric Company, New York - $25 to match the

contribution of F. B. Headley under the General Electric

Foundation Corporate Alumnus Program.



From Harold's Club, Reno - printing of Lake Tahoe Music

Camp Brochure.



Scholarships



From Local 369, American Federation of Musicians (Las Vegas)

- $345 for five scholarships to students in the Las Vegas

jurisdiction awarded at the Lake Tahoe Music Camp.



From Reno Community Concert Association - $500 to establish

two scholarships in the Department of Music, in appreciation

of the concert given in May for the members of the Reno

Community Concert Association.



From the General Henry H. Arnold Educational Fund, Washing-

ton, D. C. - $550 as a special scholarship for Michael Don

Gabbard for the coming school year.



From Ray L. Knisley, Lovelock - $250 to cover the Raymond

L. Knisley Scholarship for the coming school year.



From the Women's Auxiliary, Washoe County Medical Society -

$2,200 to be deposited in the scholarship fund for student

Nurses.



From the Anaconda Company, Weed Heights - $500 as a special

scholarship for William Le Roy Glass for the coming school

year.



From the Rotary Club of Reno - $350 to cover the Rotary Club

Scholarship for the coming school year.



From Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri - $500 to

cover the Ralston Purina Scholarship for the coming school

year.



From Dick Graves Nugget, Sparks - $500 to cover two John J.

Ascuaga Scholarships for the first semester of the coming

school year.



From Kenneth W. Yeates, Glenbrook, Nevada - $200 to cover

the K. W. Yeates Scholarship for the coming school year.



From William R. Lym Oboes, Los Angeles, California - $100

for one oboe scholarship awarded at the Lake Tahoe Music

Camp.



From C. G. Conn, Ltd., Elkhart, Indiana - $100 for one horn

scholarship awarded at the Lake Tahoe Music Camp.



From W. T. Armstrong Company, Inc., Elhart, Indiana - $120

for two flute scholarships awarded at the Lake Tahoe Music

Camp.



From Local 368, American Federation of Musicians (Reno) -

$240 for four scholarships to students in the Reno jurisdic-

tion awarded at the Lake Tahoe Music Camp.



From Carl Fischer Musical Instrument Company, Inc., New

York - $100 for one clarinet scholarship awarded at the

Lake Tahoe Music Camp.



From C. V. Isbell, Reno - $500 as a scholarship for Robert

William Blair, a student in Engineering.



From Oregon Nevada California Fast Freight, Inc., - Southern

California Freight Lines - $500 as a "Step to Knowledge

Scholarship" award to Bob R. Robertson.



From Sidney W. Robinson, Reno - $300 to cover the Mary

Elizabeth Talbot Memorial Scholarship for the 1961-62 year.



From H. J. Heinz, National Restaurant Foundation, Chicago -

$200 as a special scholarship for Jo Anne Nelson.



Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., Las Vegas, voted to

continue the Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., Scholar-

ships in Electrical Engineering and Physics for the coming

school year, in the amount of $1000 for the Reno Campus

and $250 for Nevada Southern.



Grants



From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$44,800 for the support of research entitled "Numerical

Computation of the Growth of Cloud Droplets" under the

direction of Wendell Mordy, Desert Research Institute.



From the Department of Health, Education and Welfare,

Washington, D. C. - $67,320 in Federal Capital Contributions

to the National Student Loan Fund for the academic year

1961-62.



From the Department of the Navy, Washington, D. C. - $17,000

in support of basic research in the Materials Sciences, un-

der the Desert Research Institute.



From Reader's Digest Foundation, New York - $400 represent-

ing a grant to the Reader's Digest Special Feature Article

Travel Fund. This is the third such grant to the Univer-

sity of Nevada Department of Journalism to cover expenses

of students for news research projects.



From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $990,000

to the Desert Research Institute to be used to develop the

University's research program, primarily in problems of arid

lands.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the gifts and grants be accepted, and that

the Secretary be instructed to write suitable notes of

thanks to the donors.



5. Library Furnishings



Dr. Anderson, Chairman of the Building Committee, reported

on the meeting held on August 17, 1961 in the Library rooms

of the Max C. Fleischmann Agricultural building to review

samples of furnishings for the Getchell Library. Dr.

Anderson said that he would present a further report on

this matter later in the meeting.



6. Clark Library Building



Mr. Rogers introduced Mr. Russell Clopine, architect for

remodeling the Clark Library building, who presented pre-

liminary plans for converting the building into office and

work areas, to be financed by appropriation from the State

Legislature in the amount of $54,000. There was some dis-

cussion regarding the possibility of raising the floor in

the President's area on the second floor to make less space

between the floor area and the high windows. The architect

estimated the cost to raise the floor in the President's

Office only at $3,000 and the cost to raise the floor in the

entire President's Office area at $10,000. President

Armstrong recommended approval of the preliminary plans,

with the raising of the floor to be handled as an additive

alternate.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that the preliminary plans be approved, and

that the raising of the floor be bid as an additive

alternate.



7. Atmospherium-Planetarium Building



Professor Mordy and Architect Ray Hellman had been invited

to be present for this item of business. Mr. Hellman dis-

cussed parti plans for the Atmospherium building, which

will be located on the northern part of the Campus. The

architect further explained that he is investigating the

possibility of heating the building by solar energy, but

that the cost of the equipment is of prime consideration.

President Armstrong and Engineer Rogers recommended

approval.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that the parti plans for the Atmospherium be

approved, and that further study be given to solar heating.



8. Building Committee Meeting, September 7, 1961



Dr. Anderson read the minutes of the meeting as follows:



Building Committee

Board of Regents

September 7, 1961



Present: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Crumley, Mr. Grant,

Dr. Lombardi, President Armstrong, Vice President Young,

Engineer Rogers. Mr. Graham Erskine, Mr. Joseph Harden, Mr.

Russell Clopine.



1. Student Union Addition



Mr. Graham Erskine and Mr. Joseph Harden presented parti

sketches for the addition to the Jot Travis Union build-

ing. The addition will provide space for additional

offices, meeting rooms, lounge area, an expanded snack

bar, a student health service (temporary, and a large

unfinished ground floor area for future use as a

Bookstore. The architects estimated costs of the

project as follows:



Air conditioning existing building $ 40,000

Remodeling upper level 16,000

Sun Screen 6,000

Upper level 264,390

Relocating kitchen 11,700

Excavating unfinished area 35,000

Lower level 88,130

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Total Construction Budget $461,220



Contingency 15,000

Architect's fee 30,000

Furnishings 87,000

Fixed fees 13,000

Project contingency 6,000

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$612,220



Mr. Arnold moved, Dr. Lombardi seconded, that the

Building Committee approve the parti sketches, with

the understanding that every effort will be made to

expand the construction budget from other sources of

funds to enable the completion of the unexcavated area

for use by the Bookstore. The motion was passed, for

recommendation to the Board of Regents. The architects

were asked to proceed with the development of prelimin-

ary plans on this basis.



2. Clark Building Remodeling



Mr. Russell Clopine presented preliminary plans on the

remodeling of the Clark building to provide for a change

in function from library use to administrative offices.

President Armstrong explained that only the University

Engineer's Office, the Business Office, and the Univer-

sity Editor's Office (plus some faculty) would remain

in Morrill Hall. Other administrative offices, includ-

ing Admissions and Registrar, Student Affairs, Dean of

Arts and Science, Graduate Dean, Executive Vice Presi-

dent and President, will be located in the Clark build-

ing.



The project budget is $44,000 for construction, plus

$10,000 for other costs, for a total of $54,000. No

furnishings are provided for.



Mr. Arnold moved, Mr. Crumley seconded, that the prelim-

inary plans be approved, with the understanding that the

final plans include the building of a false floor ap-

proximately three feet high in the President's complex

on the top floor, and that this item be included as an

additive alternate. The motion was passed, for recom-

mendation to the Board of Regents.



3. Nevada Southern Utilities



Mr. James Rogers presented plans for the location of

underground conduit for telephone service on the Nevada

Southern Campus. The project is to be carried out by

the State Planning Board from funds appropriated for

utility extension. He also presented plans for the

location of a power sub-station and tie-ins on the

Nevada Southern Campus. No action was required.



4. Reno Campus Utilities



Mr. Rogers presented plans for locating the fire alarm

system underground on the Reno Campus. Dr. Lombardi

moved, Mr. Crumley seconded, that the plans be approved.

The motion was passed, for recommendation to the Board

of Regents. President Armstrong was asked to make ar-

rangements for appropriate persons to meet with the

committee at its next meeting in order to acquaint the

Regents with present fire insurance coverage and car-

riers and what procedures might be followed in order to

provide a complete fire alarm system on Campus.



5. Main Station Farm Drainage Ditch



Mr. Rogers presented a proposal for the University to

participate with other owners in the vicinity of the

Main Station Farm for the purpose of draining a portion

of the Main Station Farm. He requested that up to $7000

for the University's proportional share be authorized

from Main Station Farm sales funds.



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Crumley seconded, that the pro-

posed project be approved. The motion was passed, for

recommendation to the Board of Regents.



6. Auxiliary Enterprises



President Armstrong presented a report by Mr. Neil

Humphrey regarding charges currently being paid by

various auxiliary enterprises (Dining Commons, Student

Union, Bookstore, residence halls). He recommended that

these auxiliary enterprises be charged for all utilities

and other services provided by the University.



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Crumley seconded, that the pro-

posal be approved. The motion was passed, for recom-

mendation to the Board of Regents.



7. Cornerstones



President Armstrong reported that plans should be made

for cornerstone laying ceremonies for the Physical

Education building and the Science and Technology build-

ing on the Nevada Southern Campus.



8. Library Furnishings



President Armstrong reported that Mr. Francis Brooks,

the State Purchasing Agent, has informed the University

that he is planning to accept the low bids on certain

items of Library furnishings, despite the fact that

these bids apparently do not meet minimum specifica-

tions and are not the lines recommended by the Board of

Regents. President Armstrong was requested to ask Mr.

Brooks to meet with the Regents' Committee to discuss

this matter.



Respectfully submitted,



/s/ Kenneth E. Young

Acting Secretary



a) Student Union Addition



Dr. Anderson explained that there is need for more space

for the University Bookstore and that there is need of

the space occupied by the present Bookstore for other

purposes. Mr. Rogers described the parti sketches show-

ing floor plans. The entire building is to be air con-

ditioned. Sun screens are planned as an additive alter-

nate. President Armstrong recommended approval. Since

there were no objections, Mr. Grant declared the parti

sketches approved.



b) Utilities, Nevada Southern



Mr. Rogers discussed plans to place all power lines un-

derground except the one which will come into the sub-

station. He asked for approval of an easement to be

worked out with the Nevada Power Company so that the

utility extension may proceed as planned. President

Armstrong recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously to approve an easement arrangement with the

Power Company, and for Mr. Porter to prepare the nec-

essary documents to accomplish the lease arrangement.



c) Fire Alarm and Utility System, Reno



Mr. Rogers discussed the fire alarm situation. He said

that he was prepared to have appropriate persons meet

with the Building Committee at their next meeting for a

thorough discussion as to what is needed, cost of fire

insurance and how much it could be reduced with improved

fire alarm system. Mr. Rogers discussed plans for plac-

ing the fire alarm system underground and for extension

of the primary power system. Dr. Armstrong recommended

approval. Mr. Rogers reported that the fire alarm

system in the Men's Dormitory was connected the previous

afternoon.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that final plans for an underground fire

alarm system and for the primary power extension be

approved.



Dr. Anderson further reported the following information.

Some of the Dormitories have fire alarm systems with

thermostat controlled areas which automatically sound

when a fire is developing in the area and immediately

transmit the alarm to the central fire station. The

Fine Arts building has a fire alarm system for the stage

and in no other part of the building. There are dif-

ferent types of fire alarm systems in different build-

ings. Some sort of fire alarm system exists in all

buildings where students sleep at night.



Mr. Hancock spoke from the Planning Board's point of

view, saying that Grant Robison has been asked to meet

with the fire underwriters to see how the State might

standardize fire alarm systems in all its buildings and

cut insurance costs. Mr. Hancock agreed to meet with

the Regents' Building Committee and others when a fire

alarm system for the Campus is discussed, and will noti-

fy the Regents when the information is available from

Mr. Robison.



d) Farm Drainage Ditch



Mr. Rogers discussed a proposal for drainage of a por-

tion of the Main Station Farm. This would be a joint

venture and would make available for University use

some land on the Main Station Farm which is not now

useable. He requested approval to proceed in coopera-

tion with other agencies and individuals to an amount

not to exceed $7000 to be paid from the Farm Sales Fund.

President Armstrong so recommended.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the Administration

be authorized to enter into agreement with these agen-

cies for the drainage project, and that the University's

share not exceed $7000.



e) Auxiliary Enterprise Charges



President Armstrong explained that the Bookstore, Dining

Commons, Student Union, and the resident halls are not

charged for electricity used but are charged for other

utilities. He recommended that these auxiliary enter-

prises be charged for all utilities and that the money

then be transferred to the Buildings and Grounds budget.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the auxiliary enterprises be charged

for utilities, as proposed by Mr. Humphrey and Dr.

Armstrong, and that the money be transferred into the

Buildings and Grounds budget for repairs and equipment.



9. Building Committee Meeting, August 21, 1961



Dr. Anderson reported. Present at this meeting were Mr.

John Rodgers and Mr. David Hurley of Skidmore, Owings &

Merrill; Regents Anderson, Arnold, Crumley, Lombardi; Pres-

ident Armstrong, Engineer Rogers, and Vice President Young.

Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Hurley presented a document entitled,

"Preliminary Report, Space Requirements of Academic and

Non-Academic Facilities for the University of Nevada, Reno

Campus, 1972", which constituted a summary of the results

of the academic and non-academic programs and the determin-

ation of the use, space allocation, and capacity of exist-

ing and new facilities for the University. General dis-

cussion followed and a number of questions were asked in

the Building Committee meeting concerning the assumptions

and standards used and the procedures followed in the re-

port. It was agreed that the report should be modified and

should have explanatory comments added as a result of the

meeting on August 21.



10. Jerry Tyson



Word had been received by Dr. Armstrong that Mrs. William

Tyson died in Washington, D. C. on the previous evening.

Mr. Porter was asked to draft a suitable note of sympathy

to be sent as a telegram from the members of the Board, and

the Secretary was asked to arrange for a floral piece for

the funeral services, upon motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded

by Mr. Arnold, and unanimous roll call vote.



11. Building Program Progress Report



Mr. Rogers reported.



The Dairy Farm building and improvements will be completed

the latter part of this month.



The new Post Office quarters under the Dining Commons are

completed.



Central Services will move to new quarters under the Dining

Commons within a week or ten days.



The walk from the parking area north of Hartman Hall has

been completed from that area to the main area of the Campus

just north of the old Bureau of Mines building.



Paving the extension on Evans Avenue is being put in under

the improvements to the HHFA Projects. The curbs are in-

stalled and the black top will be placed, tying this project

with another paving contract using Buildings and Grounds

budgeted funds.



Mr. Rogers read a report dated September 6, 1961 from the

State Planning Board regarding Progress Report of Design -

University of Nevada, Reno and Las Vegas Campuses, as

follows:



University of Nevada - Reno



a) Acquisition of Real Property - Survey of property

checked and returned to Mr. Signey Robinson, with cor-

rected area shown. Awaiting his approval.



b) Design of Social Science Building - Negotiations with

architect deferred at request of University until fur-

ther notice.



c) Construction of Addition to Student Union Building and

Student Health Facility - Parti sketches have been

checked and returned to Ferris & Erskine. Preliminary

structural analysis being prepared.



d) Replacement and Extension of Heating Lines in the

Quadrangle - d'Autremont-Helms & Associates' final plans

will be checked this week.



e) Remodeling of Clark Library - Planning Board is checking

preliminary plans approved by President Armstrong.



f) Structural Survey of Morrill Hall - Mr. Lamberti is pro-

ceeding with survey.



g) Design of Men's and Women's Dormitories - Further action

pending University land acquisition.



h) Advance Plan of Physical Science Building - Negotiation

pending University confirmation of architectural sel-

ection.



i) Women's Dormitory Addition to Manzanita Hall - Bids re-

ceived September 6, 1961. All bids exceeded estimate

and have been taken under advisement.



University of Nevada - Nevada Southern, Las Vegas



a) Furnishings, Science and Techology Building - Furnish-

ings are being purchased by the Purchasing Department;

all furnishings should be in the building by October 7,

1961.



b) Construction and Installation of Utilities - Checking

completed; will be out to bid September 13, 1961. Bid

opening October 11, 1961.



c) Construction of Outside Courts and Landscaping - Wait-

ing for Master Plan information from Skidmore, Owings &

Merrill.



d) Construction of Library - Bid awarded to Tiberti Con-

struction Company. Contract being signed.



Mr. Rogers read a report dated September 6, 1961 from the

State Planning Board regarding Progress Report of Con-

struction - University of Nevada, Reno and University of

Nevada, Southern, as follows:



a) Science & Technology Building, Las Vegas - The comple-

tion date on this project is September 10, 1961. Pend-

ing any unforeseen difficulties, this project should be

completed on schedule.



b) Central Heating Plant, Reno - The completion of this

project has been delayed due to problems in coordinat-

ing this work with progress of the Engineering building.

The contractor has advised this Office that he antici-

pates completion within three weeks.



c) Engineering Building, Reno - The construction of this

project is on schedule.



d) Library Building, Reno - The general contractor had ad-

vised this Office that the following schedule will be

adhered to:



Basement area available to the University on or

before September 25, 1961.



First floor available to the University on or before

October 5, 1961.



Second floor available to the University on or be-

fore October 15, 1961.



The general contractor anticipates 100% completion of

this project on or before October 30, 1961. Arrange-

ments for the Cornerstone Ceremony have been made.



e) Miscellaneous Work on Dining Hall, Men's Dormitory, and

Married Student Housing - The Men's Dormitory and the

Married Student Housing are progressing on schedule.

The Dining Hall work has been completed.



12. Women's Dormitory



Mr. Rogers reported that bid opening was held on August 22

and that all bids exceeded the amount available. The budget

was approximately $528,000 and the low bid was approximately

$633,000. The State Planning Board and the University

Engineer's Office are studying the matter to try to work

out a solution.



13. HHFA Resolution



Mr. Porter had reviewed the Resolution prepared by Dawson,

Sherman, Nagel & Howard authorizing the issuance by the

Board of Regents of the University of Nevada of the Board's

Obligations Designated "University of Nevada Housing Revenue

Certificates of 1959" in the Principal Amount of $2,012,000

for the Purpose of Acquiring for the University a Men's

Dormitory, a Women's Dormitory, Housing for Married Students

and Faculty, and a Dining Hall ..., and reported all docu-

ments thereto pertaining to be in order for action. Mr.

Rogers asked that the amount be checked as to whether or not

an item of $30,000, which is needed to let a contract on the

Women's Dormitory, is included in the total amount. Mr.

Rogers, Mr. Humphrey and Mr. Porter retired to make the

check.



14. Financial Statement of the Business Manager 1960-61



The statement had been mailed to the Regents for review

prior to the present meeting. Mr. Grant suggested that

more time be given to study of the statement prior to con-

sideration by the Regents so that the report might be read

carefully and questions prepared for discussion in the next

meeting.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that consideration of the Financial Statement

of the Business Manager 1960-61 be made a special order of

business at the next meeting of the Board.



15. Advisory Committee on Investments



President Armstrong read the minutes of the meeting held on

August 21, 1961, and recommended acceptance by the Board,

as follows:



Meeting of the University Advisory Committee on Investments

August 21, 1961



The University of Nevada Advisory Committee on Investments

met at 12:15 P.M., Monday, August 21, 1961, at the Holiday

Hotel, Reno. Present were: Messrs. E. J. Questa, C. J.

Armstrong, Louis E. Lombardi, Julius Bergen, and Neil D.

Humphrey. Absent were Messrs. R. O. Kwapil and Newton

Crumley. Mr. J. C. Troyer, staff member of the Trust De-

partment, First National Bank of Nevada, was also present.



Prior to the meeting, Mr. Kwapil had distributed:



1 - A schedule of assets of the University of Nevada

Endowment Fund with approximate market values and

yields as of June 30, 1961.



2 - A schedule of deposits and withdrawals, sales and

redemptions, and purchases made during 1960-61.



Mr. Troyer distributed a memorandum regarding "Investment

Status of Montgomery Ward, General Electric and Westinghouse

Electric." The memo advised the sale of these securities,

which would result in approximately $25,000 proceeds. Mr.

Questa recommended that these stocks be sold when, in the

opinion of the Trust Department, the right stocks are avail-

able. For example, on September 26, 1961, an issue of

Pacific Gas & Electric bonds becomes available which have

been recommended by Mr. Troyer. This course of action was

agreed upon by the committee.



Mr. Bergen noted that his consultants had advised selling

Kennecott Copper Corp. stock but that he was not following

the advice. After discussion it was agreed that Kennecott

securities should be retained.



Mr. Bergen also asked about the status of Clay-Peters Bldg.

stock. Mr. Questa was of the opinion that the value of the

building would increase and recommended no change. This

was agreed upon by the committee.



The yield to the University of 3.31% of market value and

4.1% of cost or carrying value was discussed. Mr. Questa

and Mr. Bergen expressed the opinion that this yield was

quite good and that the balance within the portfolio was

excellent. Mr. Humphrey asked if the Trust Department had

been specifically instructed concerning the balance of the

portfolio. The answer was negative.



The committee agreed to meet semi-annually at the call of

the Chairman, Mr. Questa. The next meeting, therefore,

would be about the middle of February, 1962.



Neil D. Humphrey

Acting Secretary



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the minutes and report of the Committee

be accepted.



16. Personnel Recommendations



Personnel recommendations were presented by President

Armstrong as follows:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Appointments as follows:



Julianne K. Chancerelle as Instructor in Home Economics at

a salary of $6200 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement

for Mary Ruth Cornwell, on leave).



Kathryn Nichols Bell as Graduate Assistant in Home Economics

at a salary of $800 for the academic year 1961-62 (replace-

ment for Dorothy S. Terry).



Claudia J. Duffy as Graduate Assistant in Home Economics at

a salary of $1200 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement

for Dorothy S. Terry) (position has been divided between

Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Duffy).



Barbara J. Margerum as Graduate Assistant in Home Economics

at a salary of $1200 for the academic year 1961-62 (replace-

ment for Marie K. Carano).



Patrick Daly Dalton, Jr. as Assistant Professor of Range

Management and Assistant Range Ecologist at a salary rate

of $7920 based on twelve months' service, effective August

20, 1961 (rank contingent upon receipt of completion of all

requirements for the Ph. D. degree) (replacement for Cyrus

Mc Kell).



Roger Howard Noble as Assistant in Research in Farm Services

at a salary rate of $4200 based on twelve months' service,

effective September 1, 1961 (replacement for Floyd Phoenix).



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointments as follows:



Ralph V. Dykes as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a salary

of $2000 for the academic year 1961-62 (new position).



Michael P. Keenan as Graduate Assistant in English at a sal-

ary of $2000 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement for

Terrence Lish).



Bernard J. Fumagalli as Graduate Assistant in Health,

Physical Education and Recreation, at a salary of $2000 for

the academic year 1961-62 (replacement for John Legarza).



Simon Hochberger as Visiting Professor of Journalism at a

salary of $4200 for the Spring semester 1962 (replacement

for Keiste Janulis, on sabbatical leave).



Howard Joseph Hardardt as Lecturer in Journalism at a salary

of $300 for the Fall semester 1961 (replacement for Jack

Myles).



Fred G. Green, Jr. as Graduate Assistant in Music at a sal-

ary of $1000 for the academic year 1961-62 (new position).



Donald F. Porter as Graduate Assistant in Music at a salary

of $1000 for the academic year 1961-62 (new position).



Philip C. Bettler as Research Associate in Physics at a sal-

ary of $4545.45 for the period September 1, 1961 through

January 31, 1962. This is a replacement for his present

contract which is from September 1 - November 30, 1961.



Dale L. Webb as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a salary of

$1000 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement for Gerald

Kitzman).



Howard Eugene Senter as Lecturer in Psychology, Sociology

and Anthropology at a salary of $375 for the Fall semester

1961 (replacement for Laura Lunn).



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



Appointment as follows:



Glen N. Mauldin as Graduate Assistant in Accounting at a

salary of $2000 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement

for Stewart Hampton).



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



4 appointments in the 1961 Summer School.



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



Appointments as follows:



Bruno Sabels as Research Associate Professor of Geochemistry

at a salary of $9081.60 for the period October 1, 1961

through June 30, 1962 (new position).



Robert N. Farvolden as Research Associate in Hydrology at

a salary rate of $8500 based on twelve months' service for

the period September 1 to October 15, 1961 (to be paid from

Desert Research Institute Overhead).



Radean W. Miskimins as Graduate Assistant in Psychology at

a salary of $2000 for the academic year 1961-62 (new posi-

tion).



Jerry R. Peirce as Graduate Assistant in Psychology,

Sociology and Anthropology at a salary of $2000 for the

academic year 1961-62 (to be paid from Desert Reasearch

Project on Social Psychology).



LIBRARY



Appointment as follows:



Cecilia A. Clayton as Humanities Assistant Technical in the

Library at a salary rate of $4320 based on twelve months'

service, effective August 15, 1961 (new position).



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Reappointment as follows:



Kenji Uchida as Laboratory Assistant in the Nevada Mining

Analytical Laboratory at a salary of $2800 for the academic

year 1961-62.



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointments as follows:



Nelson N. Williams as Instructor in Biology at a salary of

$6250 for the academic year 1961-62 (new position).



Patricia M. Wiley as Instructor in English at a salary of

$6000 for the academic year 1961-62 (to fill an unfilled

position).



Michel Nicola as Instructor in Physics at a salary of $6250

for academic year 1961-62 (replacement for Paul O. Davey).



5 appointments in the 1961 Fall semester Evening Division.



STATEWIDE SERVICES



Appointment as follows:



Vernon L. Howard as Technical Education Coordinator at a

salary of $7800 based on twelve months' service, effective

July 1, 1961 (new position).



4 appointments in the 1961 Off-Campus Program.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.



17. Student Faculty Exchange Program



Dr. Anderson read an article from the last issue of Time

Magazine under the Section on "Education" regarding students

attracted to the United States from underdeveloped countries

by the Exchange Program. He believed that the exchange of

students and faculty is one of the services Universities can

perform to the countries concerned, as well as to our own

students in that it gives them a chance to become acquainted

with students from other countries. By participating in the

program, Dr. Anderson felt that the University of Nevada

would be contributing to the improvement of the world situa-

tion.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi and Mrs.

Magee, carried unanimously that the Board of Regents in-

struct the Chairman of the Board and the President of the

University to appoint, at the earliest convenience, a com-

mittee composed of Regents and members of the Faculty,

and other members, to study and facilitate implementation

of a program to increase attendance at the University of

Nevada by students from other countries, and also to in-

crease the utilization of foreign Graduate Assistants and

exchange teaching arrangements.



Chairman Grant appointed Dr. Anderson, Chairman, Mrs. Magee,

Dr. Lombardi and himself as Regents' members of such a

committee.



Dr. Young reported that the Office of Student Affairs has

made a study of the needs of foreign students and found that

one great need is for more advisors to help the foreign stu-

dent understand and adjust to new customs and people.



Dr. Anderson further reported that he stopped at the Embassy

of each country he visited during the Summer and discussed

the Exchange Program. He learned that in the case of the

Fulbright Scholarships students are given examinations, in-

cluding one in the English language, before being accepted.

He believed that if the University goes through proper

agencies, it can get students who have been adequately

screened.



18. HHFA Resolution



Mr. Porter reported on the HHFA Resolution. It appears that

no firm bid is available at the present time in connection

with the Women's Dormitory and that the Regents cannot prop-

erly take action until the establishment of a firm bid on

these facilities has been accepted. He further reported

that the amounts mentioned in the Resolution are fixed

amounts -- that $2,102,600 was the total sum authorized by

the Legislature for the University to spend. He recalled

that Housing and Home Finance Agency will not loan money

for furnishings. Mr. Rogers will work with the State Plan-

ning Board to find a solution and then it will be necessary

for the proposal to be submitted to HHFA for approval with

the increase of $30,000. Under the circumstances and in

line with Mr. Porter's advice, President Armstrong recom-

mended that the Resolution not be considered at this time,

and it was so agreed.



The meeting recessed at 12 Noon for luncheon in the Dining

Commons.



The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 1:45 P.M.



19. Radiological Laboratory, Las Vegas



Mr. Rogers received information from Mr. Hoffman of the

Department of Health, Education and Welfare as to their

needs for space on the Las Vegas Campus for isotope storage

and neutron generator vaults necessary in the operation of

the Radiological Laboratory. The University is being re-

quested to lease for a three year period, an area south of

the Radiological Laboratory for underground vaults. Mr.

Rogers was of the opinion that their use of such area would

have no effect on the use of the Campus by the University.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the University cooperate with the Depart-

ment of Health, Education and Welfare in this matter, and

that a proper lease be worked out with that agency.



20. Sewage Charges, Nevada Southern



Mr. Rogers reported. His Office has not been able to reach

agreement with Clark County Sanitation District #1 in regard

to charges for the Nevada Southern Campus. The University

has requested an arrangement whereby the charges would be

based on a full time equivalent student basis, rather than

on a total head count. Recently, Dean Carlson received a

copy of a letter from the Manager of the Sanitation District

requesting new enrollment figures and Dean Carlson replied

with average attendance throughout the year. However, these

figures were not used and the University was again billed on

the basis of head count. It was agreed by consensus that

the University Engineer and John Porter continue to work

with the Clark County Sanitation District to try to work out

a more equitable arrangement.



21. Depository Agreement, Security National Bank



Mr. Humphrey had received a Proposed Agreement from the

Security National Bank of Reno, which was referred to Mr.

Porter for examination. Mr. Porter advised that "The same

substantially corresponds to that previously approved by us

in connection with the Nevada Bank of Commerce, and is sat-

isfactory and adequate for the purpose intended." President

Armstrong recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the Security National Bank Depository

Agreement be approved, as submitted.



22. Transfer of Budgeted Funds



President Armstrong submitted with his recommendation for

approval a request from Mr. Humphrey for authorization to

transfer $7,480 from the Garvey Rhodes Loan Fund (61-5006)

to National Defense Education Act Student Loans (61-4001).

Such amount is necessary as matching funds under the terms

of the Federal grant.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the transfer of funds,

above, be approved.



23. Collection of Overdue Student Loans



President Armstrong read a report from the Business Manager

on the status of outstanding student loans at the Univer-

sity. As of June 30, 1961, there were outstanding student

loans on the books in the amount of $134,957.57. Of this

amount $86,954.50 or approximately two-thirds, was from

the National Defense Education Act Fund (61-4001), leaving

a balance of $48,003.07 of outstanding loans from other

funds. Of this $48,003.07 a total of $13,556.07 (28%) is

overdue. In addition, delinquent accounts in the amount of

$5,312.61 have been charged off but "holds" are still in

effect for the students' records. The Business Office has

made an effort to collect these past due loans by a series

of four personal letters written to the debtors over the

signature of an employee of the Office.



Mr. Humphrey requested approval of the following change in

procedure:



a) Only two letters be sent to the debtor.



b) If the debtor does not respond by date specified in

the second letter, the account be turned over to a

reputable local collection agency.



c) Once each year, a list be compiled of loans which

are uncollected after completion of steps #1 and #2

and request permission of the Board of Regents to

charge these loans off the University's books of

account, but retain the "hold" on the students'

records.



President Armstrong recommended approval of the request.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the above procedure for collection of

student loans be approved.



24. Student Employment



President Armstrong read a report prepared by the Student

Employment Service of the Office of Student Affairs which

explained the procedures to be used in the field of student

employment. The report requested that, in order to stand-

ardize part-time hourly reates throughout the University,

the following pay scale for all student employees in this

category be approved. President Armstrong so recommended.



Fresh. Soph. Jr. Sr.

----- ---- ---- ----

Untrained (Hourly) $1.25 1.30 1.40 1.50

Trained (Hourly) $1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00



1st 2nd Master

----- ---- ----

Trained (Hourly) $2.25 2.50 3.00



The preceding scale is to be considered as the maximum for

each category with $1.25 per hour the minimum rate of pay

throughout.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the above pay scale be approved.



25. Association of Governing Boards



Regents Elwell, Grant, Lombardi and Magee indicated that

they would be able to attend the annual meeting to be held

in Lincoln, Nebraska, October 11-14, and all were so author-

ized. (Note: Only Mrs. Magee actually attended the meet-

ing.)



26. Regents' By-Laws



Mr. Crumley discussed the visit of representatives of

Cresap, Mc Cormick and Paget, who will arrive in Reno on

September 25 under agreement to advise the Regents on revi-

sions of their By-Laws. He suggested that each Regent be

prepared with suggestions for these representatives who will

interview the Regents individually.



27. Library Furniture



Dr. Anderson, as Chairman of the Building Committee, dis-

cussed the bids for furniture for the Getchell Library

building. As instructed at the last meeting of the Board,

the Building Committee met and examined articles of furni-

ture for use in the Library building. At that time the

Committee and the President made certain recommendations to

the State Purchasing Agent. Subsequent to that meeting, a

meeting was held on September 7 and the Library furniture

was discussed. The Committee now understands that bids

other than those recommended by the Regents had been ac-

cepted. On behalf of the Building Committee, Dr. Anderson

proposed the following Resolution:



RESOLUTION #61-5



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents has

reason to believe that certain awards of contracts for

the Noble H. Getchell Library furniture, particularly

for wood shelving, technical wood furniture, and lounge

furniture, made on September 7 by the State Purchasing

Director, do not meet the specifications prepared by

the University and issued by the State Purchasing

Director when bids were called for.



The Building Committee therefore recommends that the

Board of Regents protest these awards and request that

these purchases be held in abeyance pending clarifi-

cation of the facts. The Committee is concerned for

the establishment of principals governing the award of

such bids affecting the University of Nevada or any

other State agency, when there is doubt concerning the

meeting of specifications. The Committee believes that,

where necessary, expert opinion should be sought to

clarify the issues.



The Committee suggested that the Governor and the State

Purchasing Agent be notified of this matter as soon as

possible by telephone call and letter if you see fit to

approve this recommendation.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the Resolution be adopted, and that Dr.

Anderson be instructed to contact Governor Sawyer on behalf

of the Building Committee and that the President follow

with a letter to the Governor requesting an opportunity to

discuss the matter with him.



28. X-Ray Technology Program, Nevada Southern



President Armstrong read and discussed a proposal for an

X-Ray Technology Program at Nevada Southern, designed to

train X-Ray Technicians to work under the direction of

radiologists and other qualified doctors of medicine, and

based upon the second edition (1960) of "Curriculum and

Teacher's Syllabus for Schools of X-Ray Technology" publish-

ed by the American Society of X-Ray Technicians. The pro-

gram would be conducted in conjunction with Southern Nevada

Memorial Hospital, and would include courses which have been

designed to be taught at the U. S. Public Health Service

Radiological Laboratory at Nevada Southern. The course

would be a non-credit certificate course and would be con-

ducted at no cost to the University. The Academic Commit-

tee, at its meeting on September 5, reviewed the proposal

and endorsed it, even though it was not necessary for them

to act. President Armstrong recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the X-Ray Technology Program at Nevada

Southern be approved, as presented above.



29. Income from Investment of Surplus Operating Capital



In accordance with instructions from the Board and the Pres-

ident, surplus operating capital from the various funds is

being invested in United States Treasury bills and notes.

The origin of this money is from:



1. Student fees and other revenues of Fund No. 1



2. Surplus operating capital of Funds 11 through 91



Mr. Humphrey's understanding is that interest earned from

the investment of Fund No. 1 shall be deposited to a revenue

account of Fund No. 1 and shall be budgeted each year.



Mr. Humphrey proposed, and President Armstrong recommended,

that interest earned from investment of surplus monies in

non-budgeted Funds 11 through 91 be deposited to the Presi-

dent's Discretionary Fund (51-4008), with expenditures to

be at the President's discretion.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the above investment procedure be approved.



30. Summer Session



President Armstrong received a summary of Summer session

enrollment for 1961 as follows, which indicates a tremendous

growth of the Summer session. He called attention to the

fact that Summer School starts one week after the close of

the Spring semester and closes one week before registration

for the Fall semester, so that the University is operating

on a year round basis.



First Session, June 12-23 746

Long Session, June 12 - August 18 208

Main Session, June 26 - August 4 873

Post Session, August 7-18 375

Workshops, August 21-25 64

-----

Total 2,266



31. Mary B. Weeks Trust Agreement



At Mrs. Weeks' request Mr. Porter worked with her in pre-

paring a Trust Agreement which turns over to the Board of

Regents of the University, an irrevocable trust of $104,400

in securities, the income to go to Mrs. Weeks during her

lifetime and upon her death, the entire trust to go to the

University. Under terms of the Trust, the Board of Regents

will establish a Chair to be known as the Seneca C. and Mary

B. Weeks Chair, in consultation with the President of the

University. The agreement also stipulates that the Univer-

sity may use the entire principal involved for equipment or

construction to be used in the basic sciences as a memorial

to Seneca C. and Mary B. Weeks. President Armstrong recom-

mended acceptance of the Trust Agreement, as drawn.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

unanimously that the Trust Agreement be approved, with an

appropriate letter of appreciation to the donor, and with

an invitation to her to attend a future meeting of the

Board.



The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.



The next meeting of the Board was set for Friday, October 27,

1961, in Reno.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

09-09-1961