09/20/1947

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 20-21, 1947 



09-20-1947
Volume 6 - Pages 36-41

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     September 20, 1947

The regular meeting of the Board was called to order by the
Chairman at 9:15 A.M. in the President's office.  Present:
Regents Henningsen, Sheerin, Hilliard, Cahlan, Ross; Comptroller
Gorman and President Moseley.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the regular meeting on August 2, 1947 be dispensed
with and that they be approved as submitted.

Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the Executive Committee meeting on August 30, 1947 be
dispensed with and that they be approved as submitted.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment - Present figures are:

        Men     1247
        Women    499
        Total   1746

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

        Under G. I. Bill                    778
        Under Vocational Rehabilitation      37
                                            815

B.  Housing

    Women housed      191
    Men housed        387
    Couples housed    148

    Manzanita Hall           Artemisia Hall       Lincoln Hall
    Students    86           Students   103       Students   127
    Adults       1           Adults       1
                87                      104

    Old Gymnasium            Field House
    Students   116           Students    14

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

    Couples - 17 (not under University supervision)

    Campus Housing Units              Trailer Court
    8 units - 14 couples each 112     Couples                36

C.  Personnel

    1)  Wilber Foster Jacob, appointed as Lecturer in English
        at the June 6 meeting, did not accept the appointment.

    2)  Joseph Addison Smith, appointed as Fellow in Physics at
        the August 2 meeting, did not accept the appointment.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the students
    on the following list, candidates for degrees as approved by
    the University faculty at its meeting on September 12, 1947,
    be granted the indicated degrees and diplomas:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Marian Virginia Booth           Albert Raymond Lazzarone
        John Kingsley Brozo             Frances Muguira
        Herbert Chiara                  Edward Alexander Phillips
        John William Diehl              Norman W. Rockholm
        Billy Tate Foster               Richard Harding Solt
        William M. Gavitt               Elmer Ronald Vacchina
        William James Henley

    Bachelor of Science

        Donald George Cooney            Robert Irving Meyer
        Lavina Ramelli Digino           Dorothy Streng Monsanto
        Marjorie Jerome Kelley

    Candidates for Teacher's Diploma for Grammar Grade

        Beverly Jane Birch

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

        John Robert Gamble

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Arts

        John R. Liotto

    Master of Science

        Stuart Milton Lee

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the following
    recommendations be approved:

     1)  That, effective September 1, 1947, the resignation of
         Dr. George R. Magee be accepted.

     2)  That, effective September 15, 1947, the resignation of
         Mrs. Petra Phillips, R. N., be accepted.

     3)  That, effective September 15, 1947, Dr. Robert Locke be
         appointed as University Physician at a salary of $3600
         for the academic year, 1947-48, provided he accepts the
         conditions as set up by the Health Committee.

    Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following
    recommendation be approved:

     1)  That, effective September 15, 1947, Miss Mary Dolores
         Rotter (student) be employed as Relief Nurse at a salary
         of $50 per month, plus a sum equivalent to board and
         room.

    Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the follow-
    ing recommendations be approved:

    Agronomy

     1)  That, effective September 1, 1947, L. E. Dunn be employ-
         ed, on a full-time basis in the College of Agriculture
         as Associate Professor of Soils at his present salary,
         $4200 per year.

     2)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Joseph Henry Robert-
         son be appointed as Associate Professor of Agronomy at
         a salary of $4500 per year.

    Geological Engineering

     3)  That, effective September 1, 1947, the salary of Allan
         Cree, Assistant Professor of Geology, be increased to
         $3600 per year.  Mr. Cree passed his examination for
         the Ph. D. degree on August 19, 1947.

    Mechanical Engineering

     4)  That, effective September 1, 1947, William Van Tassel
         be appointed as Instructor in Mechanical Engineering
         at a salary of $2800 for the academic year, 1947-48.

    English

     5)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Milton Miller be ap-
         pointed as Instructor in English at a salary of $2600
         for the academic year, 1947-48.

     6)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Mrs. Laurabel Hume be
         appointed as part-time Assistant in English at a salary
         of $825 for the Fall semester, 1947.

     7)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Rev. Gareth Hughes
         be appointed as Lecturer in English at a salary of $800
         for the academic year, 1947-48, to assist in Dramatics.

     8)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Edwin Semenza, As-
         sistant in English, be increased in salary to $1300 for
         the academic year, 1947-48, in recognition of added
         responsibility for advanced courses in Dramatics.

     9)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Louis B. Hall, part-
         time Assistant in English, be increased in salary to
         $550 for the Fall semester, 1947, in recognition of
         added responsibility assisting with play productions.

    Foreign Languages

    10)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Gordon H. Marsh be
         appointed as Instructor in Foreign Languages at a salary
         of $2600 for the academic year, 1947-48.

    11)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Mrs. Mabel Brown be
         appointed as Assistant in Foreign Languages at a salary
         of $275 for the Fall semester, 1947, in addition to her
         appointment as Assistant in English.

    History and Political Science

    12)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Edward M. Hulme be
         appointed as Lecturer in History and Political Science
         at a salary of $1800 for the Fall semester, 1947.

    Nevada State Bureau of Mines

    13)  That, effective September 1, 1947, Carl Stoddard be em-
         ployed as Assistant in the Bureau of Mines in the place
         of Ted Overton, resigned, on a month to month basis, at
         a salary of $300 per month.

    14)  That, effective July 1, 1947, B. F. Couch, Instructor
         and Secretary to the Mackay School of Mines, be in-
         creased by $100 per year from the State Bureau of Mines
         Fund, making his salary $3810 per year.

    Agricultural Extension Division

    15)  That, effective October 1, 1947, Leonard A. Anker be
         appointed as District Extension Agent for Douglas and
         Ormsby Counties at a salary of $3600 per year, in the
         place of Lee Hansen, resigned, this salary to be paid
         from State Public Service and Federal Extension funds.

The Board recessed at 10 A.M. as a Board of Regents and met as a
Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following rec-
ommendations be approved:

     1)  That, effective September 1, 1947, V. E. Spencer be
         employed on a full-time basis as Associate of Soils
         Research in the Agricultural Experiment Station at his
         present salary, $4740 per year.

     2)  That, effective October 1, 1947, William A. Goodale be
         appointed as Assistant in Soils Research in the Agri-
         cultural Experiment Station at a salary of $3900 per
         year.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station and re-convened as a Board of Regents.

C.  Recommendation on Policy

    Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the University
    accept the offers of the State Agricultural Society, as
    follows:

                         MEMORANDUM
              Re:  Use of Race Track Facilities

    At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the State Agri-
    cultural Society, about August 18, a resolution was passed,
    in effect, as follows:

        That, the State Agricultural Society offers to the
        College of Agriculture, University of Nevada, the use
        of the inner field, consisting of about 55 acres of a
        fair stand of alfalfa, at the rack track in Reno.  The
        only cost attached to this offer is the payment of water
        charges, which ordinarily amount to $160 annually, but
        occasionally amount to $200, depending on the amount
        of work done in the ditches.

    In addition to, and separate from, the above offer is another
    offer as follows:

        The College of Agriculture is invited to use the build-
        ings, pavilion and stock yards located at the race track
        for student shows, including livestock and agricultural
        products, and for routine livestock judging classes.
        When water and lights are used in connection with these
        activities the College will be expected to pay the costs.

Comptroller's Report and Recommendations:

1)  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the in-
    crease in rent of the quarters occupied by the Department of
    Food and Drugs, Weights and Measures, from $66.67 to $91.67
    per month, effective October 1, 1947, as per notice from the
    Trinity Episcopal Church, owners of the property, be ap-
    proved.

2)  Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the Chairman of
    the Board be authorized to sign easement papers covering
    right-of-way through the Fleischmann Dairy Farm, as author-
    ized by the 1947 Legislature.

3)  Plans, as follows, have been received for which architect's
    fees are paid by federal funds through the Federal Works
    Agency:

    a.  Plans for the Men's Dormitory prepared by De Longchamps
        and O'Brien.

    b.  Plans for wing to Engineering building prepared by
        Russell Mills.

4)  Inverted Siphon - Bids on the Heating Plant are to be opened
    in Carson City at 2 P.M., September 30.  If the bids exceed
    the appropriation, it will not be necessary to construct an
    inverted siphon this year.  If the bids are within the appro-
    priation, work on the inverted siphon will need to be started
    at once.

    Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the matter of
    constructing an inverted siphon be referred to the Executive
    Committee for approval or rejection.

5)  Out-of-State Tuition - It was ruled that under the law,
    Augustina Cammerano cannot be given exemption from payment
    of the out-of-state tuition, in view of the fact that he
    has previously matriculated (1944) and, at that time, was
    not a resident of Nevada, and, therefore, liable for the
    out-of-state tuition charge.

Gifts

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the following
gifts be accepted:

a)  James Glynn, Student Body President, and his father have
    donated about 2000 valuable books to the University Library.

b)  Mr. Cahlan offered, for Capt. Herbert N. Simmons of Las
    Vegas, a donation of $1000 to the Psychology Department for
    the purchase of needed equipment.

Committee Reports

Comptroller Gorman reported that the Library shelving has been
installed and other repair work, as authorized, is going ahead.

The Executive Committee of the Board was authorized to decide
upon the location of the Heating Plant building, after the siphon
has been installed.

Old Business

A letter from Mr. Lloyd Patrick was read suggesting that the Uni-
versity make use of certain buildings at the Reno Army Air Base,
for housing of University students.

Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the letter be ac-
cepted with thanks and that it be referred to the President and
Comptroller for consideration and reply.

New Business

Regents Scholarships

    a)  The Committee on Scholarships and Prizes, after checking
        the honor rolls for both semesters of the school year
        1946-47, find that the following students comply with the
        qualification of highest scholarship for the Regents
        Scholarships:

        Freshman :  Maclin B. Summers
        Sophomore:  Edward G. Reed and Bonnie Yturbide
        Junior   :  James Morris and Ernest Wilson

        Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the recom-
        mendation of the Committee be accepted and that the above
        students be notified in the usual manner.

    b)  Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the five
        Regents Scholarships of $50 each be discontinued as of
        the Fall of 1948, and that they be stricken from the
        University catalogue.

Stadium - President Moseley read a letter from Mr. M. L. Gardner,
Chairman of the Reno Lions Club Committee appointed to sponsor
the water follies, requesting that permission be granted for the
use of the Stadium during the week of July 4, 1948 to repeat the
water follies as presented this Summer.

It was the informal opinion of the Board that the request should
be granted and that it would be understood that this permission
applies to one year only.

Advisory Board of Regents - Motion of Mr. Cahlan passed unani-
mously that a written request be made to the Attorney General
as to the constitutionality of the law which sets up the Advisory
Board of Regents and ask him to have a decision ready for the
next Regents meeting.

Next Meeting - Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the
next meeting of the Board be called for noon, Thursday, December
11, and continue through December 12 and 13.

The Board adjourned at 11:50 A.M.