09/17/1932

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 17-18, 1932 



09-17-1932
Volume 5 - Pages 108-110

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     September 17, 1932

The Board of Regents met in the President's Office at 10:30
o'clock, Saturday morning, September 17th.  There were present
Chairman Brown, Mr. Williams, Dr. Olmsted and Mr. Ross.

The minutes of the meeting of June 28, 1932 were, on motion of
Judge Brown, approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Mr. Williams moved that the Board express its appreciation to
Ernest S. Brown and Ernest L. Inwood, each of whom is giving
his services as a teacher in the Department of Economics and
Sociology during this University year.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

President Clark presented the resignation of Miss Barbara Schmitt
as Teaching Fellow in English, and the recommendation of Profes-
sor Hill that Mrs. Lehman Ferris should be employed as Teaching
Fellow in English for this University year at a stipend of $675
to be paid in 8 equal monthly installments, beginning with the
installment due on October 1, 1932 and ending with that due
May 1, 1933.

Dr. Olmstead moved the acceptance of the resignation of Miss
Schmitt and the election of Mrs. Lehman Ferris to be Teaching
Fellow in English under the above conditions.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

President Clark presented the offer of Roy King to purchase for
$25 the 40-gallon soda-acid chemical engine, now with the old
machinery at the University Farm.  Professor Wilson and Mr.
Gorman approved the sale of this engine for the sum mentioned.

Judge Brown moved that the Board authorize the sale of this out-
worn piece of equipment to Mr. King for $25.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

President Clark presented the offer of the Capital Detective
Agency to patrol the University Grounds for $20 per month but no
action was taken on this offer since the Board is satisfied with
the service being rendered by the Reno Detective and Patrol
Service.

Fuel Oil bids were opened in the presence of the representatives
from the Associated and Union Oil Companies and were as follows,
all bids, except one noted, 14 to 16 sp. gr.:

Company            Price per bbl.     Frt. per bbl.    Total Cost

Standard             65 cents            $1.03           $1.68
Tarr and Mc Comb     47 1/2 cents         1.025           1.50
Pacific Petroleum    55 cents              .99            1.54
Associated           60 cents             1.025           1.625
Caminol              37 1/2 cents         1.03 (18 s.g.)  1.375
Richfield            86 cents              .8952          1.755
Shell                55 cents             1.025           1.575
Union                60 cents             1.03            1.63

The representatives withdrew, understanding that the bids would
be considered later and the contract placed.

Mrs. Bovett, representing the State Farm Bureau, appeared before
the Board to inquire what the Board had decided to do with re-
spect to the College of Agriculture and the University Farm, to
offer suggestions from her organization as to the possible re-
habilitation of the Farm and to assure the Board of the support
of the Farm Bureau in any legislation undertaken to this end.

Mr. Ross and Comptroller Gorman reported on the proposed removal
of the body of David Russell to another site in the cemetery:

    Disinterment, probably to be offset by the acceptance $ 20.00
        of two graves by the Trustees of Reno Lodge No. 14
    Opening of a new grave                                  12.50
    Metal chest                                            100.00
    Bronze marker, at cost price                            25.00

Dr. Olmstead moved that Mr. Ross and Comptroller Gorman be au-
thorized to go ahead with the moving of Mr. Russell's body to the
Rosseau plot and have his grave properly marked at a cost not to
exceed $150, to be paid from the David Russell Fund.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Comptroller Gorman reported that the University's requirements of
oil for the season would cost, in accord with the bids, $6744 if
purchased from the Caminol Company and $7580 if purchased from
the Shell Oil Company.

Regent Williams moved that the bid of the Shell Oil Company to
supply the University with fuel oil of 14 to 18 sp. gr. from
September 15, 1932 to September 15, 1933, be accepted.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Regent Ross recommended that the Board reconsider its decision
regarding the temporary roofing of the Clark Memorial Library
building and that President Clark and Comptroller Gorman be au-
thorized to employ Mr. Cross to reroof the entire building with
the heavier weight copper which he previously recommended for
this job, the cost to be covered from the University's Permanent
Construction Fund.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Regent Ross suggested the wisdom of having Professor Boardman
complete his map of the Campus heating and sewer pipe lines at
the earliest possible time.

Regent Ross moved that the President and Comptroller be author-
ized to go ahead and work out a plan for the removal of the
transformer, now between the Dining Hall and Manzanita Hall, to
a suitable site back of the Barracks building, have their plan
and cost figures approved by the Chairman of the Board, and have
the work done immediately thereafter, since the present arrange-
ment is a menace to life.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye

Mr. Ross suggested that our present pensioning arrangement would
work to the disadvantage of the General University Funds were
there several pensioners and that the pensioning of any staff
member should be first approved by the Governor of the State, in
accord with the Act of March 24, 1915, empowering the Board to
establish emeritus positions.  (See page 29, Laws and Regulations
U. of N.)

Mr. Ross suggested that some savings might be made to the benefit
of the General University Funds if there were a smaller adminis-
trative organization.  He questioned the necessity of having a
Vice President, 4 Deans of as many Colleges and a Director of
the Mackay School of Mines.

Adjourned with the understanding that the regular November month-
end meeting should be held at 10 o'clock on Saturday, December 3,
1932.

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary