09/14/1920

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 14-15, 1920 



09-14-1920
Volume OE - Pages 263-265

                         Reno, Nevada
                      September 14, 1920

The Regents met in the Office of the President at 11 o'clock on
the morning of September 14, 1920.  Judge Curler could not be
present at the meeting and Mrs. Hood was out of the State.  There
were present Judge Cheney, Mr. North and Mr. Pratt for the Re-
gents, President Clark and Comptroller Gorman.

Upon the recommendation of Director Norcross, the President
recommended the appointment of Margaret M. Johnson to be State
Leader of Home Demonstration Agents at a monthly salary of $225,
effective August 1, 1920.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

The claim of Grant Miller for legal services was laid over until
a meeting when Judge Curler could be present.

The President presented the offer of Bishop Hunting of the Parish
House to the University for its Public Service Divisions of Food
and Drug Control, Weights and Measures and State Hygienic Labora-
tory for the sum of $10,000.  This price includes almost 3 lots
at the corner of Sixth and Sierra Streets.  The President was
authorized to take the matter up somewhat in detail with Bishop
Hunting.

Upon the recommendation of the President, Regent Pratt moved
that Miss Jessie P. Pope be made Assistant Professor in Home
Economics at a salary of $2000, effective September 1, 1920.
Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Upon the recommendation of the President, the temporary employ-
ment of Mr. Frank E. Welch, by the month, beginning September 1,
1920, as Instructor in the Department of Romanic Languages, at
a salary of $125 per month, was authorized.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

The President stated that Mr. Isaac R. Mathews had given to the
Regents trust funds in securities amounting to $6700, the in-
terest of which, being something over $300 a year, is to be paid
out annually in scholarships to be known as the Rose Sigler
Mathews Scholarships, in memory of Mrs. Mathews, who died this
Spring.  Judge Cheney suggested that the President confer with
Mr. Mathews regarding some qualifying scholastic clause to be
embodied in the catalog statement regarding this scholarship.

President Clark read a minute of the Board of Examiners in which
they authorized the expenditure by the Regents of $10,000 in
addition to the $30,000 bond issue for the erection of a Mining
Experiment Station at the University of Nevada and stated that
he had word from Mr. Ross, State Bank Examiner, that the bankers
of the State would agree to underwrite this $30,000 bond issue
at 5%.

Claim No. 203 in favor of State Treasurer Ed Malley for $3000
for the purchase of State of Nevada 5% Teacher Training Building
Bonds to be paid from the David B. Russell fund was approved.
Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

The President suggested that it might be well to reinvest all
land grant University funds in State bonds yielding not less
than 5%.  The Governor and the President had talked this matter
over.  There is available in the Irreducible University Fund
(72 Sec.) $1654.21 and in the 90,000 Acre Grant Fund, $4863.79,
making a total of $6518.00, which may be reinvested.  It was
moved that a formal request be made of the State Board of Fi-
nance that $6500 be invested in State bonds yielding not less
than 5%.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Recessed until 1:30 P.M.

Recessed meeting took up at 1:30, with Mr. J. Bernasconi present
at the request of the Board.  At 2 P.M. the Board talked with Mr.
Fowler.  General discussion regarding contract for the Mining Ex-
periment Station building was had.  It was decided that lighting
bids, or notice regarding them, should be sent out by Comptroller
Gorman, and the expense of newspaper advertising of bids elimi-
nated.

The Regents took special pains to ascertain from people who were
acquainted with Mr. Bernasconi and for whom he worked as con-
tractor, his reliability and his desire to cooperate in making
minor changes in specifications and installing any extras that
might later be decided upon for the Mining Station building.
All reports were in Mr. Bernasconi's favor.

Mr. Pratt moved that the bid of Mr. J. Bernasconi for the sum
of $26,900, being the lowest responsible bid for the construc-
tion of the Mining Experiment Station building, be accepted,
subject to a contract therefor, the building to be completed
not later than the first of January, 1921, delays by strike
or act of God only being excepted.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Mr. North moved that the bid of the Reno Plumbing and Heating
Company, being the lowest responsible bid for plumbing and heat-
ing and amounting to $6533, be accepted for this work in the
Mining Experiment Station building, subject to a contract there-
for, the work to be completed not later than the first of Jan-
uary, 1921, delays by strike or act of God only being excepted.
Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

It was resolved that the general contract contain a provision
requiring Mr. J. Bernasconi to furnish two bonds, each for the
sum of $6725, with responsible sureties, and that the Reno Plumb-
ing and Heating Company furnish like bonds in the sum of $1750
each.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Mr. Pratt moved that the Chairman and the Secretary of the Board
of Regents be authorized to execute the contracts for the above
work for the Board of Regents.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Judge Cheney offered the following resolution:

    WHEREAS, Miss Millicent L. Sears, while a Professor at the
    University of Nevada, offered a scholarship of $100, known
    as the Home Economics Scholarship, and said scholarship is
    payable October 1, 1920, and

    WHEREAS, at that time she believed that she would be con-
    nected with the University when such scholarship became
    due, and

    WHEREAS, she has tendered her resignation and this resigna-
    tion has been accepted, and Miss Sears is no longer connect-
    ed with the University, and

    WHEREAS, it is deemed by the Board of Regents just that such
    scholarship should be paid out of the Contingent Fund of
    the University, it is therefore

    RESOLVED, that said scholarship of $100 be paid from the
    Regents' Contingent Fund and that the Comptroller be author-
    ized to draw his warrant and the Chairman of the Board of
    Regents be authorized to sign the same, and that Miss Sears
    be notified of this action of the Board.

Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Adjourned.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary