09/17/1948

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 17-18, 1948 



09-17-1948
Volume 6 - Pages 95-109

                       REGENTS MEETING
                    September 17-18, 1948

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9 A.M., September 17, 1948, in the Presi-
dent's office.  Present:  Regents Cahlan, Hilliard, Henningsen,
Sheerin, Ross; Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley.

Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the regular meeting of June 5, 1948, be dispensed with
and that they be approved as submitted.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment

    As of September 16, 1948:

                       Men      1180
                       Women     420
                       Total    1600

    As of September 17, 1948:

                       Men      1260
                       Women     436
                       Total    1696

    Of the above students, 763 are attending under the Veterans
    Education Bills as follows:

        Under G. I. Bill                    736
        Under Vocational Rehabilitation      27
                                            763

B.  Housing

    Women housed      181
    Men housed        343
    Couples housed    148

    Manzanita Hall           Artemisia Hall       Lincoln Hall
    Students    82           Students    97       Students   127
    Adults       1           Adults       1
                83                       98

    Old Gymnasium            Field House
    Students    80           Students     6 (Will increase to 11
                                             by Monday, Sept. 20)

    Highland Terrace Housing Units
    Dormitory No. 27  Students  40
    Dormitory No. 28  Students  40
    Dormitory No. 30  Students  50
                               130

    Couples - 21 (not under University supervision)

    Campus Housing Units              Trailer Court
    Students        97                Couples          36
    Faculty         15
                   112 (8 units, 14 couples each)

C.  Personnel

    1.  Miss Norma Elaine Martell, who had accepted our offer to
        be Dance Instructor in the Department of Physical Educa-
        tion for Women, has now declined because of illness in
        the family, and no one has been secured to take her
        place.

D.  Gifts

    1.  Mr. A. C. Florio of Eureka, Nevada, is donating 2 excel-
        lent Hereford heifers to the University Farms.

    2.  Mr. Mary Hess of Redwood City, California, donated a
        valuable specimen of uranium ore to the Mackay Museum.

    3.  Dr. Vincent P. Gianella, Chairman of the Department of
        Geology, has donated $150 toward the Student Union
        Building Fund.

    4.  Mrs. Edward North of Los Angeles, California, has donated
        $5 toward the Student Union Building Fund.

    5.  The Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation donated $1000
        to the President's Discretionary Fund as a token of ap-
        preciation for the privileges of filming "Mother is a
        Freshman" on the University Campus.

    6.  The first award of the Reuben C. Thompson Scholarship
        in the amount of $100 was given to Edward C. Reed, Jr.
        of Reno.

Reporter Alan Mc Gill came into the meeting at 9:10 A.M. and
remained until noon.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the following
    students, candidates for degrees as approved by the Univer-
    sity faculty at its meeting on September 10, 1948, be granted
    the indicated degrees and diplomas:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Batjer, Naomi Grace             Riley, Linford Dale
        Coverston, Ethelyn E.           Scarselli, Gene
        Davis, Grant                    Scharer, Marjorie
        Drakulich, Michael              Sorensen, Arlene
        Ferrari, Evelyn                 Sullivan, Nancy Ann
        Grotegut, Eugene                Tulloch, Alice Marie
        Himes, George Hadley            Utley, William
        Mc Farland, Melba Trigero       Williams, Sarah Mercedes

    Bachelor of Science

        Con, Don

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

        Bernard, Lowell                 Hill, Stanley
        Damron, Louise                  Kastenas, Boleslaus W.

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science

        Burke, Charles

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

        Catich, Jack George

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

        Moore, Frank Charles

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        Hall, Louis Brewer              Vinocour, Seymour Murray

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the follow-
    ing recommendations, 1 through 34, be approved:

    Infirmary

     1)  That, effective September 15, 1948, Dr. Robert Locke be
         reappointed as University Physician at a salary of $4600
         for 9 months service, payable in 10 equal monthly in-
         stallments, with duties and hours to be the same as for
         the academic year 1947-48.

     2)  That, effective September 25, 1948, Miss Mary Rotter,
         R. N., be appointed as Head Nurse for the academic year
         1948-49, at a salary of $230 per month, plus meals in
         the Infirmary while on duty, plus laundry of uniforms.

     3)  That, effective September 15, 1948, Mrs. Mary Wallace,
         R. N., be appointed as Assistant Nurse at a salary of
         $225 per month for 9 months service, payable in 10
         equal monthly installments, plus meals while on duty,
         plus laundry of uniforms, and is to work one shift per
         day and be on night call for the Women's Dormitories.

     4)  That, effective September 15, 1948, Mrs. J. B. Lynch be
         reappointed as Assistant Nurse for the academic year
         1948-49 at a salary of $150 per month for 9 months
         service, payable in 10 equal monthly installments, plus
         meals while on duty, plus laundry of uniforms.

    Dormitories

     5)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mrs. Belle G. Drew
         be appointed as Hostess in Artemisia Hall at a salary
         of $140 per month for the 10 months period beginning
         September 1, 1948 and that she be furnished gratis a
         suite of rooms in Artemisia Hall, and board at the
         University Dining Hall.

     6)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mrs. Nellie C. Palmer
         be appointed as Hostess in Manzanita Hall at a salary of
         $140 per month for the 10 months period beginning Sep-
         tember 1, 1948 and that she be furnished gratis a suite
         of rooms in Manzanita Hall and board at the University
         Dining Hall.

    College of Agriculture

     7)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mrs. Phoebe Swett,
         Secretary to the College of Agriculture, be increased
         in salary from $2400 to $2460 per year.

    Animal Husbandry

     8)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Dr. Lyman R. Vawter
         be appointed as Lecturer for the academic year 1948-49
         at a salary of $1000 for the year.

    Economics, Business and Sociology

     9)  That, Dr. Ernest L. Inwood, Professor and Chairman of
         the Department of Economics, Business and Sociology, be
         granted a leave of absence without pay for the academic
         year 1948-49 in order that he may accept a Visiting
         Professorship at the University of Rangoon under the
         Fulbright Act, and to serve as an Economic Adviser to
         the Government of Burma.

    10)  That, effective September 1, 1948, the resignation of
         John E. Brittan, who was appointed as Instructor in
         Economics and Business Administration at the June meet-
         ing of the Board, be accepted.

    11)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Charles B. Ellis
         be appointed as Assistant Professor of Economics, Busi-
         ness and Sociology at a salary of $3600 for the academic
         year 1948-49 as a replacement for Dr. Inwood.

    12)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Richard C.
         Bernhard be appointed as Lecturer on a 1/2 time basis
         at a salary of $2000 for the academic yer 1948-49 as a
         replacement for Mr. Brittan.

    13)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Gordon Shelley be
         appointed as Lecturer on a 1/2 time basis at a salary of
         $1500 for the academic year 1948-49.

    14)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mrs. Ethel Crouch
         Wright be appointed as Lecturer in Sociology on a 1/2
         time basis at a salary of $1100 for the academic year
         1948-49.

    Education

    15)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. John Bunten be
         appointed as Lecturer in Vocational Agricultural Educa-
         tion for the academic year 1948-49 at the University
         salary of $600 for the year, in place of Mr. Lloyd
         Dowler, who was appointed at the June meeting of the
         Board to serve in this capacity, but who is not return-
         ing.

    16)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. John Puffinbarger
         be returned to active status as Assistant Professor of
         Education at a salary of $3600 per year.  Mr. Puffin-
         barger has been on leave for war service and to do
         graduate work.

    English

    17)  That, effective September 1, 1948, the resignation of
         Mrs. Lucille Sullivan, appointed as Assistant in English
         at the June meeting of the Board, be accepted.

    18)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mrs. Laurabel Hume be
         appointed as Acting Instructor in English for the Fall
         semester 1948, in the place of Mrs. Sullivan, at a sal-
         ary of $1200 for the semester.

    19)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Ferdinand Helm
         be appointed as Instructor in English at a salary of
         $3100 for the academic year 1948-49.

    20)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Laurance Mascott
         be appointed as Instructor in English at a salary of
         $3000 for the academic year 1948-49.

    21)  That the Board action of June 5, 1948 in re-employing
         Mrs. Mettie Ann Winston as Instructor in English for
         the academic year 1948-49 be rescinded.

    Mathematics

    22)  That Assistant Professor A. V. Martin be granted a leave
         of absence without pay for the Fall semester 1948 in
         order to do Government research work.

    23)  That Mr. Robert Thompson, who was appointed as Assistant
         in Mathematics on a 1/2 time basis, be made Instructor
         in Mathematics at a salary of $1300 for the Fall semes-
         ter 1948.

    Philosophy

    24)  That, effective September 1, 1948, the resignation of
         Dr. Kingsley Price, as Assistant Professor of Philoso-
         phy, be accepted.

    25)  That, effective July 1, 1948, Dr. E. E. Ericksen be
         appointed as Lecturer in Philosophy and temporary
         Chairman of the Department, at a salary of $4500 for
         the academic year 1948-49.

    26)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Frank Hinman
         be appointed as Instructor for the academic year 1948-
         49 at a salary of $3000 for the year.

    Civil Engineering

    27)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Charles R. Breese
         be appointed as Instructor in Civil Engineering for the
         academic year 1948-49 at a salary of $3200 for the year,
         as a replacement for Professor Bixby.

    Electrical Engineering

    28)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Walter E. Parsons
         be employed as Maintenance Man in the Department of
         Electrical Engineering at a salary of $2400 per year.

    Geology and Geography

    29)  That, effective September 1, 1948, the resignation of
         Mr. Allan Cree as Assistant Professor of Geology, be
         accepted.

    30)  That, effective September 1, 1948, the resignation of
         Mr. Gordon E. Jacober as Assistant Professor of Geology,
         be accepted.

    31)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Robert W. Prince
         be appointed as Assistant Professor for the academic
         year 1948-49, at a salary of $3400 for the year.

    32)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Philip Laylander
         be appointed as Instructor for the Fall semester 1948
         at a salary of $1600 for the semester.

    Agricultural Extension

    33)  That, effective September 1, 1948, Mr. Lynn H. Davis be
         appointed as Assistant County Extension Agent for Clark
         County, at a salary of $3200 per year, $600 being paid
         from Federal Bankhead-Flannagan Funds and $2600 from
         County Extension Funds allocated by the Board of County
         Commissioners of Clark County.

    34)  That, effective July 10, 1948, Mr. Don M. Drummond be
         appointed as Extension Forester on a 1/2 time basis,
         at a salary of $800 per year to be paid from State
         Offset and Federal Additional Cooperative Funds, and
         a salary of $1200 per year by the Secretary of Agri-
         culture from Federal Norris-Doxey Funds.

C.  Recommendations on Policy

    1)  Retirement Plan

        Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the request
        of representatives of the faculty be granted that a con-
        ference be arranged with the State Retirement Board for
        the purpose of studying the plan, said conference to be
        composed of respresentatives of the State Retirement
        Board, the Board of Regents and a committee of 3 from the
        faculty, 1 from each College to be appointed by the re-
        spective Deans.

    2)  Publications Committee

        Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the follow-
        ing regulations presented by the Committee on Publica-
        tions, be approved:

        Regulations of the Committee on Publications concerning
        Bulletins issued by the various Divisions of the Univer-
        sity of Nevada

         1.  All bulletins must have the name of the University
             of Nevada prominently displayed on the cover and on
             the title page.  If possible, both the cover and the
             title page shall carry the official seal of the
             University of Nevada.

         2.  So far as desirable, each Division of the University
             shall adopt a format through which there will be
             some uniformity in the appearance of the bulletins
             issued by that Division.

         3.  Routine bulletins which do not involve University
             policy in any way shall not require the approval
             of the Committee.

         4.  Any bulletins, however, involving University policy
             shall be submitted in manuscript form to the Commit-
             tee for its approval.  The Head of each Division
             shall be responsible to the Administration for de-
             termining whether each bulletin involves University
             policy, and, if it does, for submitting it to the
             Committee.

         5.  All new bulletins other than routine must be sub-
             mitted to the Committee for its approval.

         6.  New research by teaching faculty members to be
             submitted to the Publications Committee in bulletin
             form, shall be approved by the Research Committee,
             before it is referred to the Publications Comittee.

         7.  Any bulletin involving University public relations
             shall first be submitted to the Public Relations
             Committee for its approval and then taken up with
             the Publications Committee.

         8.  Where there may be a considerable difference of
             opinion about the contents of any subject matter
             bulletin, the Publications Committee deems it ad-
             visable that the author invite staff members in his
             own or similar fields to review the manuscript be-
             fore submitting it to the Publications Committee.

         9.  In submitting a manuscript to the Publications Com-
             mittee for its approval, the Head of each Division
             shall submit along with the official application
             form, properly filled out, a regular University
             requisition for the printing of the bulletin, ap-
             proved by the Comptroller and the President of the
             University of Nevada and indicating where the print-
             ing will be done.

        10.  Requisitions must be submitted to the Comptroller
             and the President by the Head of any Division plan-
             ning to publish a routine bulletin before publica-
             tion is undertaken, even though such bulletins do
             not require the approval of the Publications Commit-
             tee.

        11.  Student publications are not within the jurisdiction
             of this Committee.

        12.  The Committee does not attempt any supervision of
             articles by staff members for publication in profes-
             sional journals.

        13.  25 copies of each bulletin published by the Univer-
             sity shall be deposited in the University Library.

    3)  Livestock

        Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that:

        a)  University livestock (including Experimental Station
            animals) may be exhibited at County and State Fairs,
            and may be shown in competition with other livestock
            exhibited at such Fairs, if the rules of the Fair
            Association permit;

        b)  Agreements may be made with cooperative livestock
            breeding associations organized and controlled by
            Nevada farmers and livestock men, whereby semen from
            University sires may be supplied to said associa-
            tions, when such service will not interfere with the
            breeding of College and Experiment Station animals.

Comptroller's Report and Recommendations:

 1)  Heating Plant Boilers

     a)  Dr. Gorman reported that 4 fire tube boilers from the
         Reno Army Air Base Heating Plant have been allocated
         the University of Nevada for 5% of the junk value, or
         $227.50.  However, if the University accepts on a 5%
         basis, the Heating Plant will have to be used exclusive-
         ly for heating of classroom buildings, which will not
         fit into the proposed plan for the new Heating Plant.
         If the University pays 20% of the junk value, in this
         case amounts to $910, the Heating Plant is then the
         property of the University and can be used in whatever
         manner we desire.  These boilers cost the Government
         from $100,000 to $120,000.

         The action of the Comptroller in purchasing the boilers
         from the Government for $910 was approved.

     b)  Mr. Sheerin presented to the Board the views of the
         State Planning Board as given to him at a meeting in
         Elko, in considering a report prepared by Keller and
         Gannon of San Francisco addressed to Blanchard, Maher
         and Lockhard, advising against the use of fire tube
         boilers, and indicating that the University would suffer
         a financial loss even though these boilers were secured
         from the Reno Army Air Base at no cost to the Univer-
         sity.  The recommendation of Keller and Gannon is for
         water tube boilers.

     c)  At 11 A.M. Mr. Pistor, Engineer for Headman, Ferguson
         and Carollo of Phoenix, Arizona, met with the Regents
         and presented a typewritten report for Heating Plant
         revision to make use of the fire tube boilers from the
         Air Base.  Mr. Pistor's report indicated that a great
         saving would result to the University from their in-
         stallation, that the efficiency of the Heating Plant
         would not be impaired, and that the size of the Heating
         Plant building would remain the same.

     Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the Re-
     gents receive the report presented by Mr. Pistor and that
     it be submitted to the State Planning Board.

     It was the unanimous opinion of the Board that a joint meet-
     ing of the Board of Regents and the State Planning Board
     should be held at as early a date as possible for the pur-
     pose of discussing these two types of boilers; and that Mr.
     Pistor should be returned to present his report to the
     Boards in joint meeting.  Dr. Gorman was appointed to ar-
     range such a meeting.

The Board recessed at 12 noon for luncheon in the University
Dining Hall, and was called to order at 1:30 P.M. by Chairman
Ross, with all present.

 2)  Housing Projects

     There is due to the Government on Contract No. 26187,
     Trailer Camp Housing, to June 30, 1948, the sum of $1106.34;
     and there is due to the Government on Contract No. V27197,
     Clark Field Housing, to June 30, 1948, the sum of $2399.95.

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Comptrol-
     ler be authorized to draw his check in payment of these
     claims.

     Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following
     resolution be adopted:

         WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 4 and 7
         of Article XI of the Constitution of the State of Nevada
         and the provisions of Sections 2, 3 and 4, of an Act of
         the Legislature of Nevada enacted pursuant to said Con-
         stitutional provisions entitled, "An Act Relating to the
         State University of Nevada", approved March 29, 1907, as
         the same has been amended (1929 Nevada Compiled Laws,
         1941 Supplement, Secs. 7727, 7728 and 1929 Nevada Com-
         piled Laws, Sec. 7729) the Board of Regents of the State
         University (also designated the University of Nevada)
         deems it to be for the best interest and welfare of said
         University and appropriate to the conduct of the educa-
         tional functions provided for it by law, that the re-
         quest and waiver hereinafter described be properly exe-
         cuted in conformity with all pertinent State and federal
         laws, in the name of the University of Nevada and this
         Board of Regents, by the officers of this Board there-
         unto duly authorized,

         NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVED by the Board of Regents of the
         University of Nevada, that the annexed request and waiv-
         er reading as follows, to wit:

         PHA - 1825
         June 30, 1948
         Budget Bureau Approval No. 63-4801
         Expires 1-31-48

                               REQUEST OF
                          UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                  Educational Institution, Reno, Nevada

         For relinquishment and transfer of Government's interest
         in PHA No. NEV V-26197 consisting of 112 dwelling units
         and/or 8 Dormitory units under Contract No. B26197 MPH
         1, June 29, 1946.

         Pursuant to Section 505 (a) of the Lanham Act (Public
         Law 849, 76th Congress) as added by Public Law 796,
         80th Congress, the above named educational institution
         (herein called "Institution") requests that the Housing
         and Home Finance Administrator relinquish and transfer
         to the Institution, without monetary consideration, all
         contractual rights of the Government (including the
         right to revenues and other proceeds) and all property
         right title and interest of the United States in and
         with respect to the above temporary housing located at
         University of Nevada, on land which is owned by State
         of Nevada and is controlled by the Institution.

         There is attached hereto and made a part hereof an
         opinion of the chief law officer or legal counsel of
         the Institution in support of this request as required
         by Public Law 796.

         There is also attached hereto and made a part hereof a
         certified copy of a resolution of the governing body
         of Board of Regents, University of Nevada, having juris-
         diction in the area of the subject housing project,
         specifically approving the waiver of the requirements
         of Section 313 of the Lanham Act with respect to the
         removal of the housing.

         In making this request it is understood by the Insti-
         tution that net revenues or other proceeds from the
         housing shall accrue to the United States under the
         terms of the existing contract until the end of the
         month in which the rights, title and interest with
         respect to such housing are relinquished and trans-
         ferred pursuant to this request.  It is further under-
         stood that in filling vacancies in any housing for
         which rights are relinquished or transferred pursuant
         to this request preference shall be given to veterans
         of World War II or servicemen who are students at the
         Institution and their families provided that the Insti-
         tution shall be deemed to comply with this requirement
         if it makes available to veterans of World War II or
         servicemen and their families accommodations in any
         housing of the Institution equal in number to the ac-
         commodations in the housing for which such rights are
         relinquished or transferred.

         This request and certification are made by the under-
         signed authorized offer of said education institution
         this 20 day of September, 1948.

                             University of Nevada
                             Board of Regents

                             by
                                Silas E. Ross, Chairman

         Alice Terry, Secretary

         be and the same hereby is approved and the same shall
         be executed in the name of the University of Nevada and
         the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, by and
         through S. E. Ross, Chairman of this Board, and Alice
         Terry, Secretary of this Board, in triplicate, and de-
         livered to the appropriate officer of the Public Housing
         Administration or other federal agency authorized to re-
         ceive the same.

 3)  Campus Parking

     The Blue Key has found the task of enforcing parking regula-
     tions too great a burden and has asked that the University
     Administration take it over.  After consulting with Reno
     City Traffic Officer Berrum, Dr. Gorman presented a plan
     whereby the staff of the Buildings and Grounds Department
     would place courtesy stickers on the cars of violators.  A
     second offense would be taken care of by the Comptroller
     in the case of a faculty member and by the Blue Key organ-
     ization in the case of a student.  Further, elimination of
     the one-way road regulation through the Campus was recom-
     mended.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the above
     recommendation be given a trial and a report made by the
     Comptroller at the next meeting of the Board on October
     29, 1948.

 4)  F. L. Bixby has not regained his health and it is doubtful
     that he will be well again.

     Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that Professor
     Bixby be retired as of September 1, 1948 at $114.67 per
     month, $14.97 from his policy with the Teachers Insurance
     and Annuity Association and $99.70 from the University
     Pension Fund; and that, if he does recover sufficiently,
     he be returned to active status and salary.

 5)  Statement of General Funds with estimate of receipts and
     expenditures for the period September 1, 1948 to December
     31, 1948, showed an estimated balance December 31, 1948
     of $1,509.57.

 6)  Analysis of Dining Hall receipts and expenditures of the
     fiscal year 1947-48 showed a net loss of $21,526.68.  Due
     from the Athletic Scholarship Committee $17,180.09.

     Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the Secre-
     tary of the Board write a letter to the Athletic Scholarship
     Committee informing them that the Regents are anxious to
     have the indebtedness cleaned up.

 7)  Budget for 1949-50

     Academic Deans have been asked to get information into the
     Comptroller's office, and figures will be available for the
     Regents in October.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the next
     meeting of the Board be set for October 29 for the purpose
     of discussing the budget.

 8)  Dormitory Buildings

     Under the Lanham Act, the University can obtain 2 Dormitory
     buildings from the Reno Army Air Base.  The Regents inspect-
     ed the buildings and were highly pleased.  Buildings Nos.
     7406 and 7410 have been tentatively allocated to the Uni-
     versity, but final papers have not yet been received.

Reporter Alan Mc Gill returned at 2:30 P.M.

 9)  Out-of-State Tuition

     Three letters were presented as follows:

         a)  Betty Hill
         b)  Margaret Ann Brown
         c)  Thomas Wright Croft

     In each case a niece or nephew from out-of-state is being
     sent to the University of Nevada by a Nevada resident and
     is at present making his or her home with that relative.

     Mr. Hilliard was asked to give his opinion on the meaning
     of "family" in the wording of the law - "tuition shall be
     free (a) to all students whose families are bona fide resi-
     dents of the State of Nevada."  Pending a report from Mr.
     Hilliard the matter was left in the hands of the President.

10)  Celestial Navigation Trainer

     There is available at the Tonopah Army Air Base a Celestial
     Navigation Trainer which could be moved and installed on
     the University Campus for $7500.  No charge would be made
     to the University for the Trainer itself.  Cost to the
     Government was $250,000.

     Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that Mr. Weld
     Arnold of the Civil Engineering Department be sent to
     Tonopah to inspect the Celestial Navigation Trainer, that
     Professor Irving Sandorf be delegated to talk with the Navy
     officials in charge of the Naval Armory on the Campus to
     see if similar equipment is to be made available to Univer-
     sity students by the Naval Reserve, then

     Provided Mr. Arnold reported that the Celestial Navigation
     Trainer is usable and needed, and Professor Sandorf reports
     that the Naval Reserve Armory does not have duplicate mate-
     rial, and further, provided that Dean Palmer is willing to
     use money in his College budget for the moving and installa-
     tion of the Celestial Navigation Trainer, the Comptroller
     is authorized to proceed with negotiations to secure the
     equipment.

11)  Fuel Oil Bids

     Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the Executive
     Committee be authorized to open fuel oil bids on September
     24, 1948, for the school year 1948-49.

12)  Boiler for the Mechanical Engineering Department, ordered
     in 1947, has been received.  The revised figures on instal-
     lation plus the brick stack has increased by approximately
     $3000.  The sum of $25,000 had already been allocated for
     this installation and the Comptroller was authorized to
     expend not to exceed $28,000 for this project.

New Business

1)  Retirement Plan - Poolman

    President Moseley read a letter from Robert C. Poolman, As-
    sistant Professor of Civil Engineering, objecting to entering
    the University of Nevada Retirement Plan.  The State law pro-
    vides that all permanent employees of the University must
    accept the plan.

2)  Mackay School of Mines

    The Board went into executive session and President Moseley
    read a letter from Jay A. Carpenter, Director of the Mackay
    School of Mines, objecting to the directive that he route
    his biennial report through the Dean of Engineering.

    At 3 P.M., Mr. Carpenter appeared before the Regents and
    made the request that the School of Mines be made a College
    of Mining with 3 Departments, Mining, Metallurgy and Geology,
    and with a Dean or Director who would be directly responsible
    to the President.

    Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Secretary
    be instructed to get from minutes of the Board of Regents
    information as to when and under what conditions and circum-
    stances diplomas for Mining degrees were signed by the Di-
    rector of the Mackay School of Mines and when and under what
    conditions the practice was abolished.

    The Board returned to open session at 3:30 P.M.

3)  Reno Convalescent Home on Ralston Street has been offered
    to the University on lease for a Men's Dormitory.  President
    Moseley reported that a poll of the men who are now housed
    in the old Gymnasium showed that only 5 would be willing to
    pay the necessary $20 per month rent for the accommodations.

The Board recessed at 4:30 P.M. to locate a site for the Dormi-
tory buildings.

The recessed meeting of the Board was called to order at 9 A.M.
September 18, 1948 by Chairman Ross, with all members present.
Reporter Mc Gill was also present.

Report of Committees

As Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, Mr. Ross re-
ported that a location had been decided upon for the two Dormi-
tory buildings from the Army Air Base.  The Regents inspected
proposed locations and preferred to have them parallel to each
other North and East of Hatch Station, if there was room.

Agricultural Extension Division

At 9:30 A.M. Mr. Creel appeared before the Regents and presented
for the information of the Board the following salary scale for
Nevada Agricultural Extension Agents who have satisfied our mini-
mum educational requirement of a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture
or Home Economics and who are employed on a 12-month basis:

                                           Minimum     Maximum

         Agricultural Agent                 $3600       $4800
         Assistant Agricultural Agent        3000        3600
         Home Demonstration Agent            2700        4020

    Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the fol-
    lowing recommendations, nos. 35 and 36 of the President's
    Recommendations on Personnel, be approved:

    35)  That, effective July 1, 1948, and subject to the final
         approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, increases be
         made in the salaries of the following Extension Agents
         from the Bankhead-Flannagan Funds:

                                                   From      To

         Archie R. Albright, Washoe County        $4200    $4260
         Leonard A. Anker, Douglas-Ormsby          3600     3720
         Fred C. Batchelder, Pershing              3600     3720
         Lena H. Berry, Churchill                  3540     3600
         Ferren Bunker, Lincoln                    3600     3720
         J. Kirk Day, Humboldt-Lander              3420     3660
         Donald Drown, Elko                        3420     3480
         Madge Elder, Lyon                         2880     2940
         Louis A. Gardella, Lyon                   3900     4060
         M. Gertrude Hayes, Washoe                 3900     3960
         William Helphinstine, Eureka-White Pine   3900     4060
         James G. Jensen, Churchill-Lander         3430     3540
         Olive C. Mc Cracken, Douglas-Ormsby       3180     3240
         Mark W. Menke, Elko                       4140     4200
         Rose M. Spezia, Elko                      3180     3240
         Charles R. York, Churchill                3900     4020
         J. Hazel Zimmerman, Lincoln               3780     3840

    36)  That, effective July 1, 1948, County Agent John H.
         Wittwer be increased in salary from funds provided by
         the State Extension Tax and, as carried in the 1948
         Clark County Extension Budget approved by the Board
         of County Commissioners, from $4500 to $4740 per year.

Faculty Salary Increases

President Moseley presented the following recommendation for sal-
ary increases, effective September 1, 1948:

                                                   From      To
    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Agronomy

        Louis Titus, Professor                    $4800    $5060
        Laraine E. Dunn, Associate Professor       4500     4700
        J. H. Robertson, Associate Professor       4500     4700

    Agricultural Economics

        Eldon Wittwer, Professor (p/t Ext.)        4000     4260

    Home Economics

        Mildred Swift, Professor                   4800     5060
        Jessie Pope, Associate Professor           4020     4220
        Alice B. Marsh, Assistant Professor        3800     3950

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Biology

        W. D. Billings, Associate Professor        4500     4700
        E. W. Lowrance, Associate Professor        4500     4700
        Frank Richardson, Assistant Professor      3900     4000

    Chemistry

        George W. Sears, Professor                 5040     5300
        L. R. Williams, Associate Professor        4200     4400

    Economics, Business and Sociology

        M. J. Webster, Professor                   4800     5060

    Education

        Edith Ruebsam, Associate Professor         4020     4220
        J. P. Puffinbarger, Assistant Professor    3600     3750

    English

        C. C. Laird, Professor                     4800     5060
        Paul Eldridge, Associate Professor         4500     4700
        Robert A. Hume, Associate Professor        4500     4700

    Foreign Languages

        B. F. Chappelle, Professor                 5040     5300
        F. C. Murgotten, Professor                 4800     5060
        John R. Gottardi, Associate Professor      4200     4400
        C. W. F. Melz, Associate Professor         4020     4220

    History and Political Science

        Charles R. Hicks, Professor                5040     5300
        P. G. Auchampaugh, Associate Professor     4200     4400

    Journalism

        A. L. Higginbotham, Professor (p/t Ext.)   4072     4332

    Mathematics

        E. M. Beesley, Associate Professor         4200     4400

    Music

        Theodore H. Post, Professor                5040     5300

    Physical Education for Men

        J. E. Martie, Professor                    5040     5300
        Chester M. Scranton, Associate Professor   4020     4220

    Physical Education for Women

        Ruth Russell, Assistant Professor          3600     3750

    Physics

        S. W. Leifson, Professor                   5040     5300

    Psychology

        Ralph Irwin, Professor                     4800     5060

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Electrical Engineering

        Irving J. Sandorf, Professor               5040     5300

    Civil Engineering

        H. B. Blodgett, Professor                  5040     5300

    Mechanical Engineering

        James R. Van Dyke, Professor               5040     5300
        E. W. Harris, Associate Professor          4500     4700
        Jack Ryan, Superintendent of Shops         3600     3750

    Geology

        Vincent P. Gianella, Professor             5040     5300

    Mining

        William I. Smyth, Professor                4800     5060

Motion by Mr. Hilliard carried with Regents Henningsen, Sheerin,
Hilliard and Ross voting "aye" and Regent Cahlan voting "no".
Mr. Cahlan asked that the records show that he believes the sal-
ary increases are justified, but that because of the unusual way
of allocating the money from budgets already set up, and the mis-
understanding which might result with the State Legislature, his
vote is negative.

Warehouse

A warehouse at the Reno Army Air Base, if assigned to the Nation-
al Guard, may be leased for the use of the State, the Schools and
the University.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the Comptroller be
authorized to cooperate with the State of Nevada and the schools
in the lease of this building at a cost not to exceed $1000 per
year, and that the Chairman of the Board be authorized to sign
the papers, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee,
if a lease can be negotiated with the National Guard.

Dining Hall

At 11:20 A.M., Dean Mobley, Dean Griffin and Mrs. Nelson, members
of the Dining Hall Committee, appeared before the Board with a
report on Dining Hall operations and the rising cost of food and
supplies.  The increase in food costs since April 1, 1948 has
been 10% and an increase in monthly rate for board in the Dining
Hall is requested, from $45 to $50, approximately 11%.

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the request of the
Dining Hall Committee be granted increasing board from $45 to
$50 per month, effective September 1, 1948.

Death of Paul Sirkegian

Comptroller Gorman was appointed as a committee to prepare reso-
lution on the death of Paul Sirkegian, former Regent, and the
Secretary was instructed to send copies to the family of Mr.
Sirkegian and to the Press.

            RESOLUTION ON THE DEATH OF PAUL SIRKEGIAN

    With profound regret the Regents of the University of Nevada
    received notice of the death on August 24, 1948, of former
    Regent, the Hon. Paul J. Sirkegian of Kimberly, Nevada - a
    veteran of World War I, in which he served with distinction,
    and an outstanding graduate of the Mackay School of Mines
    with the Class of 1924.

    The University and its students, as well as the State of
    Nevada, have suffered an irreparable loss in the passing of
    this distinguished citizen, alumnus and friend.

    Upon his graduation from the University of Nevada he entered
    the employ of a copper company in the Ely district where his
    integrity, training and outstanding ability were quickly
    recognized; and in a few short years he had become General
    Manager of the Consolidated Copper Mines Corporation of
    Kimberly, one of the largest mining companies in the West.

    Many of the graduates of the Mackay School of Mines owe their
    present successful careers to the advice and help extended
    them by this noble and unselfish friend.

    Let us pause to contemplate the simple and noble life just
    passed; his career as a student and graduate of this Uni-
    versity; his simple, dignified, intelligent and modest per-
    formance of his duties as a member of this Board; his cour-
    teous, manly and cooperative bearing towards his associates;
    his enthusiastic and sustained interest in this University,
    in its students, its faculty and its graduates, his appreci-
    ation of the high mission of the University in the future,
    endear him to every friend of the University.  His manly
    performance of the duties devolving upon him; his many un-
    official virtues as well as his manly character and bearing
    will ever be an inspiring recollection to all of us.

    He was truly endowed with the qualities necessary for suc-
    cess, integrity, training, ability, zeal and absolute devo-
    tion to duty; but to these he added the crowning qualities
    of a warm heart and an active, generous sympathy for every
    good work.  He thus inspired not only the highest respect
    and confidence of the citizens of the State of Nevada but
    also the ardent love of his friends.  Nowhere were these
    qualities more conspicuously shown than in his relations
    with the University.

    On behalf of the Administration, faculty, students and
    alumnae of the University of Nevada, the Regents extend
    deepest sympathy to his widow and daughters in their ir-
    reparable loss of a loving husband and father.

The Board adjourned at 1:15 P.M. for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall and from there went to the Reno Army Air Base to
inspect boilers proposed for the Heating Plant.

The next meeting of the Board was set for October 29, unless a
special meeting is called by the Chairman.