UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 6 - Pages 95-109
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:
As of September 16, 1948:
As of September 17, 1948:
Of the above students, 763 are attending under the Veterans
Education Bills as follows:
Under G. I. Bill 736
Under Vocational Rehabilitation 27
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
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
Couples - 21 (not under University supervision)
Campus Housing Units Trailer Court
Students 97 Couples 36
112 (8 units, 14 couples each)
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
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
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.
Reporter Alan Mc Gill came into the meeting at 9:10 A.M. and
remained until noon.
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
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bernard, Lowell Hill, Stanley
Damron, Louise Kastenas, Boleslaus W.
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Bachelor of Science
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering
Catich, Jack George
Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Moore, Frank Charles
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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-
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
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.
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-
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.
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.
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
30) That, effective September 1, 1948, the resignation of
Mr. Gordon E. Jacober as Assistant Professor of Geology,
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.
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-
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
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-
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-
13. 25 copies of each bulletin published by the Univer-
sity shall be deposited in the University Library.
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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.
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-
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:
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:
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:
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Louis Titus, Professor $4800 $5060
Laraine E. Dunn, Associate Professor 4500 4700
J. H. Robertson, Associate Professor 4500 4700
Eldon Wittwer, Professor (p/t Ext.) 4000 4260
Mildred Swift, Professor 4800 5060
Jessie Pope, Associate Professor 4020 4220
Alice B. Marsh, Assistant Professor 3800 3950
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
W. D. Billings, Associate Professor 4500 4700
E. W. Lowrance, Associate Professor 4500 4700
Frank Richardson, Assistant Professor 3900 4000
George W. Sears, Professor 5040 5300
L. R. Williams, Associate Professor 4200 4400
Economics, Business and Sociology
M. J. Webster, Professor 4800 5060
Edith Ruebsam, Associate Professor 4020 4220
J. P. Puffinbarger, Assistant Professor 3600 3750
C. C. Laird, Professor 4800 5060
Paul Eldridge, Associate Professor 4500 4700
Robert A. Hume, Associate Professor 4500 4700
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
A. L. Higginbotham, Professor (p/t Ext.) 4072 4332
E. M. Beesley, Associate Professor 4200 4400
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
S. W. Leifson, Professor 5040 5300
Ralph Irwin, Professor 4800 5060
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Irving J. Sandorf, Professor 5040 5300
H. B. Blodgett, Professor 5040 5300
James R. Van Dyke, Professor 5040 5300
E. W. Harris, Associate Professor 4500 4700
Jack Ryan, Superintendent of Shops 3600 3750
Vincent P. Gianella, Professor 5040 5300
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.
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
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.
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.