UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 6 - Pages 36-41
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:
Of the above students, the following are attending under the
Veterans Education Bills as follows:
Under G. I. Bill 778
Under Vocational Rehabilitation 37
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
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
Couples - 17 (not under University supervision)
Campus Housing Units Trailer Court
8 units - 14 couples each 112 Couples 36
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.
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
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
Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the follow-
ing recommendations be approved:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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
a. Plans for the Men's Dormitory prepared by De Longchamps
b. Plans for wing to Engineering building prepared by
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.