09/10/1918

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 10-11, 1918 



09-10-1918
Volume OE - Pages 154-162

                         Reno, Nevada
                      September 10, 1918

The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada were called to
order on September 10th by Acting Chairman Sullivan.

The following were present:  Regents Sullivan, Baker and O'Brien.
Absent:  Chairman Abel and Mr. Curler.

The President of the University reported briefly on the following
matters:

1.  That there has been some effort on the part of Dr. Robinson
    of Reno, who was in communication with Washington, to divert
    the use of the Agricultural building for convalescent hos-
    pital purposes.  The President was not in favor of such di-
    version and the Board expressed the opinion that the build-
    ing was not suited for this purpose and they were not in
    favor of such a plan.  The President read to the Board parts
    of his letter to Senator Henderson protesting the plan.

2.  Students' Army Training Corps plan was outlined to the Board
    and the progress and status of barracks construction reported
    on.

3.  A general statement of the finances, reporting that at the
    beginning of the year the University was in debt $10,700,
    this being the remainder of the deficit with which the bi-
    ennium began.  Everybody has cooperated and a considerable
    saving has been made thus reducing the amount of the deficit.
    The President thought, due to the various savings which would
    be possible, that the amount of the deficit would be cleared
    away by the end of the year.  Certain members of the faculty
    were giving considerable service to the S. A. T. C., and
    Training Detachment Instructors could be paid from govern-
    ment funds, i. e., Professors Palmer, Boardman, C. R. Hill,
    Mr. Turner, Mr. Blood and Mr. Fraser.  The President also
    explained the plan he had at this time for certain salary
    advances (to be presented later in the meeting) the same
    being now possible on account of the addition to the funds
    caused by the government contract for Training Detachment
    and S. A. T. C.

The President reported to the Board that Dr. C. W. Spencer,
Professor of Political Science, had asked for and was given leave
of absence for the duration of the war, to enter into overseas
Y. M. C. A. work, also that Mr. C. W. Lantz, Assistant Professor
of Botany and Horticulture, had asked for and was given leave
of absence for the duration of the war, to enter research work
for hook worm in the southern camps, both leaves of absence were
recommended to be granted from the first of June 1918, and with-
out pay, approval of this action was requested.

It was moved that the President's action in giving leaves of
absence to Dr. Spencer and Mr. Lantz for the duration of the
war, the same effective from June 1st, 1918 and without pay,
be approved.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

The President presented to the Board the resignation of Mr. B. F.
Schappelle, Assistant Professor of Romanic Languages, dated as
from the 1st of August 1918, Mr. Schappelle resigning to accept
a position in the University of Pennsylvania to release a man
there for war service.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the resignation of Mr.
Schappelle, Assistant Professor of Romanic Languages, be ac-
cepted effective as from August 1, 1918.  Motion carried, all
voting aye.

The President presented to the Board for their approval the
following appointments:

1.  Charles Le Roy Brown (Nevada B. A. 1912; M. A. 1913) as
    Instructor in the Department of Biology for 10 months,
    beginning September 1, 1918, at $125 per month, this being
    as per the recommendation of Professor Frandsen, and a
    temporary appointment as successor to Mr. C. W. Lantz,
    absent for the duration of the war.

2.  Mrs. Blanche Chrisman Preston (B. A. Nevada 1915) as assist-
    ant in French for 9 months, beginning September 1, 1918, at
    $66.66.

3.  Miss Margaret Hunkin (Nor. 1918) as Stenographer-Depart-
    mental, vice Miss Fru Wortham, resigned, at $75 per month,
    beginning September 1, 1918.  Miss Hunkin had entered into
    the position on August 19th at the rate of $60 per month.

4.  Appointment of W. W. Anderson as Principal of the Ely School
    of Mines to succeed V. M. Henderson, placed in position as
    Principal of Traveling School of Mines, at present at
    Yerington.  The salary of Mr. Anderson to be $200 per month
    beginning June 15th and the salary of Mr. Henderson $225 per
    month beginning June 15th, 1918 and moving expenses of him-
    self and family whenever the Traveling School is moved.

5.  Mrs. Nettie Young for Janitor Service, regular full time, at
    $75 per month beginning September 10th, 1918.

6.  Mrs. Catherine Hand Luke, Clerk on probation in Comptrol-
    ler's office at $75 per month beginning August 1, 1918.

It was moved by Regent Baker that the recommendations of the
President in the above six cases of appointments be accepted
and approved.  Vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye

The President presented to the Board a list of promotions in
rank and increases in salaries amounting in all to about $4000
per year and stated his reasons for so doing and his plans for
possibly raising the standard of the salaries of Professors at
some early future date, as follows, effective September 1, 1918,
except Mr. Doten and Mr. Norcross, effective July 1, 1918:

Promotions     Present Salary To Salary Present Rank  To Rank

Adams, Maxwell     $2700       $3000     Acting Dean  Dean of
                                                      College of
                                                      Arts & Sci.
Arden, Phil         1380        1500
Blaney, Louise      1800        2000
Blood, H.           1200        1500
Denny, Maude        1650        2000                  Assc. Prof.
                                                      of Music
Doten, S. B.        3000        3300 (begin 7-1-18)
Feemster, S. C.     1500        1650 (did not get 10% raise)
Gassoway, D. L.     1200        1500
Goggio, Charles     2000        2200
Hartung, Sybil       900        1020 (shared equally Hyg. Lab
                                      and Drug Lab)
Hill, H. E.         2310        2400
Hill, C. R.         1800        2100
Horn, Carl          1200        1500
Layman, J. D.       2640        2750
Lewers, Katherine   1980        2000
Lynch, J. B.        1950        2100
Mack, Margaret                           Acting Dean  Dean
Mc Fadden, A. E. (about 900)    1080
Mischon, J.         1095        1200
Norcross, C. H.     3000        3300 (begin 7-1-18)
Nyswander, J.       1800        2000     Asst. Prof.  Assc. Prof.
                                                      of Math
Palmer, S. G.       1800        2400     Asst. Prof.  Prof. of
                                                      Elec. Eng.
Porter, Mrs. M. E.   450         585 ($65 per mo. Sept to May,
                                      inclusive)
Records, Edward     2750        3000
Riegelhuth, K.      1750        2000
Robeson, J.         1080        1200
Sameth, Elsie       1650        2000     Asst. Prof.  Assc. Prof.
                                                      P. E. Women
Sears, George       1800        2000     Instructor   Assc. Prof.
                                                      of Chem.
Sissa, Louise       1650        1800
Thompson, R. C.     2640        2750
Traner, F. W.       1760        2000     Instructor   Asst. Prof.
                                                      of Educatn.
Turner, A. E.       1760        2000     Asst. Prof.  Assc. Prof.
                                         Pub. Speak.  Oral Eng.
Young, J. R.        2530        2750 (added to list after
                                      resignation of Dr. James
                                      and accepted)

The President at this point read to the Board the resignation of
Dr. George F. James, Dean of Education, dated September 9th,
to go into Y. M. C. A. work, and stated he wished to add one
other name to the above list and make a recommendation in con-
nection with the resignation of Dr. James.  This recommendation
the President stated as follows:  That Dr. James has been gen-
erous in handing his resignation rather than taking status of
leave of absence for the duration of the war, and since he had
taught the Summer Session of 1918, he recommended that the Board
should allow him his full salary for 3 months and his Summer
School salary or let him have for July, August and September
$300 and $450, and that his resignation be accepted from Septem-
ber 20, 1918.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the Board accept with great
regret the resignation of Dr. George F. James as Dean in Educa-
tion and that in the final settlement there be paid to him in
addition to his regular salary of $300 each month for July,
August and September, 1918, the sum of $450 which completed the
payment of $600 for the Summer Session just closed (1918) and
over which he had charge, the resignation of Dr. James to take
effect from September 20, 1918.  Vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

The President stated that now he wished to add to the list of
salary increases the name of Dr. J. R. Young from $2500 to Pro-
fessor of Education at $2750, and that he would ask Dr. Young to
be Acting Head of the Department of Education for the time being.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the recommendations presented
by the President in his list for increases in salaries and promo-
tions in rank be accepted and approved.  Vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

The President presented a request from Superintendent Dilworth
of the Tonopah schools for the continuance of the arrangement
whereby Mr. Ellsworth Bennett, Principal of the Tonopah School
of Mines, might be permitted to assist in the Tonopah schools
as teacher of Science during the coming school year, and recom-
mended that this permission be granted on account of war emer-
gency need still enduring, and that the permission be conditioned
upon the provision that the schedule Mr. Bennett made with the
Tonopah schools should not interfere with his schedule as Prin-
cipal of the Mining School.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the recommendation of the Presi-
dent in regard to Mr. Bennett be approved and that he be permit-
ted to teach in the Science Department of the Tonopah schools
for the coming year, the same being a war emergency need.  Mo-
tion carried, all voting aye.

The matter of allowance for the President for entertainment
purposes for the coming year was brought before the Board pro-
vision for such allowance in addition to regular salary having
been made by the Regents in the engagement contract with Presi-
dent Clark.  Matter discussed as to amount and fund and the
following motion was offered by Regent Baker:

Moved that President Walter E. Clark be paid in addition to his
regular annual salary of $7500, a yearly entertainment allow-
ance of $1000, the same to be paid from the Regents' Contingency
Fund, in $500 amounts each six months beginning July 1, 1918.
Vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

The claims of Professor J. E. Wier for $231.78 for syllabi, pre-
pared in 1913-15, held over from the March meeting was brought
up, the President explaining the facts in the case and the policy
of fees for History syllabi as handled in the past and outlined
his plan for having the same work done in the University offices
hereafter, and recommended that the claim of Professor Wier for
$231.78 be allowed in full for all syllabi that she had prepared
for History classes during the College years 1913-14 and 1914-15.

It was moved by Regent Baker that the President's recommendation
be approved and that Miss Wier be paid the sum of $231.78 for
syllabi for the History Department.  Motion carried, vote stand-
ing:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

Meeting recessed until 2:00 o'clock P.M. same date.

The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Acting Chairman Sullivan at 3 o'clock.

The President presented a request from the management of the U.
of N. Sagebrush, under date of September 10th, asking that they
be allowed for the Sagebrush the sum of $250 as in former years,
the same to be in payment of 250 copies of the Sagebrush to be
sent out to a mailing list prepared through the President's
Office.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the U. of N. Sagebrush be
granted the sum of $250, as in former years, to be in payment
of 250 copies of the paper to be sent to schools and individuals
throughout the State, this list of names to be submitted by the
management of the Sagebrush.  Motion carried vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

The President reported the following:

 1.  That the registration to date (September 10) was 78 men,
     115 women, total 193.

 2.  That he had taken up the matter of auto mileage allowances
     and had adjusted the same with the Extension Department on
     the basis of 4 1/2 cents per mile; when one or more pas-
     sengers are carried, 5 cents.  This 5 cents per mile may
     be divided among projects in any way desirable to the
     Extension Division provided that the sum total of mileage
     charge when passengers are carried, is not to exceed this
     5 cents; and 8 cents per mile where individual members of
     the faculty use their private cars for trips on University
     business (see letter to Mr. Norcross for full detail, date
     August 12).

 3.  The matter of repairs to the Electrical building, as report-
     ed by C. R. Hill (see Document File 11-5), was passed.

 4.  Dr. James' salary claim as handled in the last meeting and
     allowed had been paid and receipt duly received from Mr.
     Price (receipt filed with papers in Document File 11-7).

 5.  That Mr. Bixby, Irrigation Engineer, was collecting the
     material belonging to the University and loan in various
     parts of the State.  Also that he had been given permis-
     sion to lend a pump to the Indian School.  (Letters con-
     cerning same in Open File 625.)

 6.  That the Cochise Machinery Co. of Los Angeles had presented
     to the Mackay School of Mines some drills and mountings
     (see letter in File 587).

 7.  That Mr. Ellsworth Bennett had taken up his note to the
     University in full.

 8.  The V & T Railway, being released from government control,
     had restored passes to five members of the University staff.

 9.  The Allen Fisher Collection of Minerals had been received
     and installed in the Museum.

10.  The Rhea Miller letter written in May had been returned un-
     claimed.

11.  Report on the Crane Oil Company who were operating an ex-
     periment testing plant on the Campus.

12.  Fire in Mechanical building on July 6th, discovered by
     Nightwatchman Robeson, and put out before any serious
     damage had been done.

The President presented a request from the Federation of Women's
Clubs through Mrs. Norton for an ad for their 1918 year book, at
the rate of $20 per page.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the Federation of Women's Clubs
be given a full page ad for their year book, at the rate of $20.
Motion carried, vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

The President, on the recommendation of the Senate and the
Registrar, presented the following for graduation, they having
completed the work during the Summer:

Bachelor of Arts

    Erastus A. Hansen

Certificate for One Year Normal Work

    Edith C. Burns
    Ruth K. Raymond
    Adeline E. Savery
    Claire Hofer

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the degree and certificates
be authorized in accordance with the recommendation of the Pres-
ident.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

The President stated that Harry C. Day had asked that he be given
his degree on entering war service, he now being in an Officers
Training Camp, the training in the camp to be in lieu of 10 cred-
its which he now lacked of completing his work in the University
of Nevada, College of Engineering.  President Clark stated that
he wished the whole matter of a policy in this regard and in
regard to undergraduates leaving for active war service brought
before the Senate for their consideration and recommendation at
a later date.

Report was made by the President that the Riverside Mill Co.
bonds held by the David Russell Estate were due and he had the
matter for redemption up with that Company and would report
again in December on the matter.

The Reno Y. M. C. A. through a committee had requested that
Coach Whisman be permitted to give part time to the Y. M. C. A.
of Reno for which they would pay a proportionate part of his
salary.

It was moved by Regent Baker that the request of the Y. M. C. A.
in regard to Coach Whisman giving them part time, be left to
the discretion of the President with power.  Motion carried,
all voting aye.

The matter of compensation for Professor Frandsen who took charge
of the work in the Hygienic Laboratory in the absence of Dr.
Ruediger, on the following dates, May 27th to June 10th and
August 5th to August 12, was presented by the President, with
the recommendation that Professor Frandsen be allowed compensa-
tion for this time on the basis of 1/2 of the regular salary of
the Director, or the amount in this particular case of $93.75,
the same to be paid from the Hygienic Laboratory funds.

It was moved by Mrs. Baker that the President's recommendation
be approved and that Professor Frandsen be allowed $93.75 for
special work in the Hygienic Laboratory in May, June and August
during the absence of the Director.  Motion carried, vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

The Board of Regents resolved themselves into a Board of Control
to handle certain Experiment Station matters.

The Board of Control having completed their work, they took up
further matters before the Board of Regents, the same, pertain-
ing to the Agricultural building.  The items of the supplemen-
tary agreements of August 10, September 4, to be signed by the
Board were read to the Board, and were recommended by the Pres-
ident for signature.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the supplementary contracts
of August 10, 1918 and September 4, 1918 for the Agricultural
building, be approved and that Dr. Sullivan be authorized to
sign the same for the Board of Regents.  Motion carried, vote:

    Mr. O'Brien          Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Dr. Sullivan         Aye

A list of unfinished items was read to the Board as presented
by architect Lewis.

It was moved by Regent Baker that Mr. O'Brien, Dr. Sullivan and
Mrs. Baker be appointed a committee of the Board of Regents to
accept the Agricultural building when completed.  Motion carried,
all voting aye.

The Board went over to inspect the Agricultural building.

The Board adjourned, after inspecting the building, until the
next regualr meeting unless call for special meeting became
necessary.

                             J. J. Sullivan, M. D.
                             Acting Chairman

Louise Blaney
Secretary