UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 5 - Pages 453-460
September 22, 1945
The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9:30 A.M. in the President's office. Pres-
ent: Regents Sheerin, Mc Namee, Sirkegian, Ross; Comptroller
Gorman and President Moseley. Mrs. Henningsen was absent on ac-
count of illness.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the reading of the minutes of the
meeting of May 12, 1945 be dispensed with and that they be ap-
proved as submitted, passed unanimously.
A. Recommendations for Degrees
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the following candidates, as ap-
proved by the University faculty on September 22, 1945, and
previously approved by the respective College faculties, be
granted the indicated degrees and diplomas, passed unanimous-
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Bachelor of Arts
Rosemary Harrington Helen Morton
Bachelor of Science
John Beatty Michael Zoradi
Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade
Jessie Olds Buchanan Lujean Hansen
B. Recommendations on Personnel
(1) Request of Mr. Lawton B. Kline, Assistant Professor of
Foreign Languages that he be granted a leave of absence
on half pay, $900 for the year 1945-46, in order to do
graduate work was discussed. Mr. Kline has been on
leave without pay to do military and civilian war work.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that Dr.
Chappelle, Dean Wood and President Moseley handle the
matter of Mr. Kline's leave and tenure and that the
Board will ratify their choice.
(2) That, effective July 1, 1945, the leave of absence
without pay of Dr. E. W. Lowrance be extended for one
year, in order that he may continue his teaching work
at the School of Medicine of the University of Kansas.
(3) That, effective July 1, 1945, the resignation of Dr.
Robert Hume, Associate Professor of English, be ac-
(4) That, effective September 1, 1945, Dr. Paul Eldridge
be appointed as Associate Professor of English at a
salary of $3500 per year, in the place of Dr. Hume,
resigned. Dr. Eldridge has a B. A. degree from the
University of Oklahoma, an M. A. from Harvard Univer-
sity and a Ph. D. from the University of Iowa.
(5) That, effective September 1, 1945, Dr. J. C. C. Mc
Kinsey be appointed as Acting Assistant Professor of
Mathematics for the year 1945-46, at a salary of $2900.
Dr. Mc Kinsey has a B. S. and an M. S. from New York
University and a Ph. D. from the University of Califor-
(6) That, effective September 15, 1946, Dr. R. C. Thompson,
at his own request and suggestion, be relieved of his
duties as Dean of Men without change in salary status
in order to devote his entire time to his teaching.
(7) That, effective September 15, 1945, Dr. R. S. Griffin
be appointed as Acting Dean of Men without change in
(8) That, effective September 15, 1945, the appointment by
the YWCA Board of Miss Helen Rachie as Director of the
Campus YWCA, be confirmed; and that of the amount of
Miss Rachie's salary, the University share a sum equal
to her room and board. Miss Rachie has a B. A. degree
(9) That, effective September 15, 1945, Dr. Lyman Vawter be
appointed to teach the course in Bacteriology for one
semester at a salary of $250 for the semester.
(10) That, effective September 15, 1945, Mrs. V. E. Spencer
be appointed as Assistant in English at a salary of
$800 for the semester if she teaches 12 hours per week,
and $600 for the semester if she teaches 9 hours per
(11) That, effective September 15, 1945, Miss Marilyn
Bradley be appointed to teach the remainder of the
courses left open by the leave of Dr. Lowrance, at
a salary of $100 per month for 9 months.
(12) That, effective September 15, 1945, Miss Virginia
Carroll be appointed as Assistant in Home Economics at
a salary of $80 per month for 9 months.
(13) That, effective September 15, 1945, Mrs. Andrew Rice
be appointed as Assistant in Home Economics at a salary
of $80 per month for 9 months.
(14) That, effective September 1, 1945, Miss Georgia Anne
Mershon be appointed at Cataloging Assistant in the
Library at a salary of $1800 per year. She comes from
the University of Oklahoma with a degree of B. A. in
(15) That, effective September 1, 1945, Mrs. Lola Stout be
appointed as Hostess at Manzanita Hall at a salary of
$150 per month for 12 months; and that she be appointed
as Supervisor of the University Dining Hall for the 9
months period from September 1945 to June 1946 at a
salary of $600 for the 9 months - she will pay room and
board at the current rates.
(16) That, effective September 22, 1945, Mr. Clarence E.
Byrd be appointed as Administrative Assistant to Dean
Creel at a salary of $2600 per year; 2/3 of this sum
will be paid from federal funds and State offset to
these funds, and the remaining 1/3 from the College of
(17) That, effective September 22, 1945, Mr. Paul L. Maloney
be appointed as Assistant Director for County Agent
Work at a salary of $4200 from federal funds.
(18) That, effective September 22, 1945, the title of Mr.
Thomas E. Buckman be changed from Assistant Director
for Agriculture to Assistant Director for 4-H Club and
Older Youth Work, at no change in salary status.
(19) That, effective September 22, 1945, the title of Miss
Margaret Griffin be changed from Assistant Director for
Home Economics to Assistant Director for Home Demon-
stration Work, at no change in salary status.
(20) That, effective September 15, 1945, Mrs. Petra Pippe
Phillips, R. N. be appointed as Head Nurse of the Uni-
versity Infirmary, at a salary of $175 per month for 9
months. Mrs. Warren, who was appointed to this posi-
tion at the May meeting, will not be able to accept it.
(21) That, effective July 1, 1946, Professor Walter S.
Palmer be increased in salary to $5500 per year, 1/2
from Public Service and 1/2 from University funds.
(22) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Miss Clare
Johnson, Cataloger at the Library, be increased from
$1980 to $2220 per year.
(23) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Mrs. Alene
De Ruff, Loan Librarian, be increased from $1620 to
$1800 per year.
(24) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Mrs.
Florence Peacocke be increased from $125 to $150 per
month, out of which she will pay the regular rate for
board and not be required to pay room rent.
(25) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Miss Betty
Flyge, Secretary at the Mackay School of Mines, be in-
creased from $125 to $150 per month, the increase to
be paid from the State Bureau of Mines funds.
(26) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Miss Alice
Terry, Secretary to the President and the Board of Re-
gents, be increased from $200 to $225 per month.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the above items, 2 to 26, in-
clusive, be approved, passed unanimously.
The Board recessed at 10:20 A.M. as a Board of Regents and was
called to order by the Chairman as a Board of Control for the
Agricultural Experiment Station.
Recommendations on Personnel
(1) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Mrs.
Winifred Moore, Clerk and Secretary to Dr. Church, be
increased from $137.50 to $150 per month.
(2) That, effective July 1, 1945, the salary of Miss Gloria
Ghiglieri Assistant Librarian be increased from $137.50
to $150 per month.
(3) That, effective July 1, 1945, Mrs. Mabel Hartley be
promoted from Associate in Farm Development to Economist
in Farm Development and that her salary be increased
from $2400 to $2700 per year.
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the above 3 items be approved,
The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Regents.
C. Recommendations on Policy
(1) Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that faculty members on military
leave be returned to University duty within a reasonable
time after discharge from the Service, passed unanimous-
(2) Motion of Mr. Sheerin that Paragraph 3 of Requirements
for Admission, which reads as follows:
3. Quality Units. Of the acceptable units pre-
sented by applicants for admission to 1st-year
standing, 6 units must carry grades of 80% or
better, and 4 of the 6 must be in subjects 1-20
apply only to non-resident students, passed unanimously.
(3) Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that, effective September 15,
1946, in the absence of the Director of Agricultural Ex-
tension from the Campus, the President be hereby author-
ized and directed to perform all the duties of said
position as defined by federal and State statutes and
the cooperative agreements between the University of
Nevada and the United States Department of Agriculture,
governing the conduct of cooperative extension work in
Agriculture and Home Economics in the State of Nevada.
In the event that the President and the Director of
Agricultural Extension are required to be away from the
Campus at the same time, the President be required to
designate some other appropriate official of the Uni-
versity to perform said duties, passed with Mr. Sheerin
voting "no", Mr. Mc Namee, Mr. Sirkegian and Mr. Ross
(4) Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the rule made during the
war that students of Japanese ancestry could not enroll
in the University unless they were born in Nevada, be
rescinded, passed unanimously.
President's Informal Report:
1. Returned from leaves of absence:
From Sick Leave:
Professor R. C. Thompson of the Department of Philosophy
Professor F. C. Murgotten of the Department of Foreign
From Military Service:
Associate Professor E. C. Grafton of the Department of
From Civilian War Work:
Assistant Professor R. M. Oliver of the Department of
2. In regard to Dean Creel's reorganization, President Moseley
read from a letter from M. L. Wilson, Director of Extension
Work, Washington, D. C. to C. W. Creel, as follows:
In addition to the fact that your appointment making
you both Director of Extension and Dean of the Agri-
cultural College is a promotion for you, this arrange-
ment also has the advantage of bringing the offices of
Director and Dean into a relationship which appears
desirable in view of the increasing responsibilities
which the Extension Service and College must jointly
face with respect to postwar education in Agriculture.
3. A terminal short course designed primarily for veterans who
are unable to enroll for the 4-year course in Business Ad-
ministration has been approved by the general faculty. No
new principles or pre-requisites are involved with the ex-
ception that certain courses in this Department may be com-
pleted out of the natural order. If students pursue the
course and later desire to apply for the B. S. degree in
Business Administration, all requirements for the degree
must be met.
4. Enrollment to close of Friday, September 21st, was as fol-
5. Dormitories at present are housing the following:
Artemisia Hall Students 78
YWCA Secretary 1 80
Manzanita Hall Students 76
Faculty 3 83
Lincoln Hall Students 83
Teacher 1 84
6. Registration - This year, for the first time, registration
was held under one roof, the new Gymnasium, and 548 students
completed registration in that one day.
7. Orientation - Two days were given over entirely to orienta-
tion this year, Monday and Tuesday, instead of having 4 days
for orientation during registration and class work the first
8. Faculty Meeting - For the first time a faculty meeting was
held, Friday, September 21st, before the opening of school.
This meant that the faculty members were here and ready to
go to work.
9. Scholarships - List of recipients was given to each member
of the Board showing a summary as follows:
14 Freshmen received a total of $ 3,750
19 Sophomores received a total of 1,800
18 Juniors received a total of 4,100
8 Seniors received a total of 800
Grand Total $10,450
a. Mr. Arnold E. Christensen of Meridian, California,
President of the Shire Horse Association, gave 2 stal-
lions and 8 mares, all purebred Shires. These horses
are now on the Fleischmann Experimental Dairy Farm
until the South Virginia Farm is returned to University
b. Mr. C. H. Jackson of Tuscarora, Nevada, sent a check for
$2500 to be added to the University of Nevada New Stock
c. Miss Katharine Riegelhuth Emeritus Professor of English
gave U. S. Savings Bonds, Series G in the amount of
$4000, income from which is to carry on the Anonymous
Pre-Medical, Pre-Nursing Scholarship established by her
d. Attorney Melvin E. Jepson gave a personal check in the
amount of $100 for any purpose which the Board sees fit
but with the suggestion that it be used to start a fund
for the Student Union building.
e. Mr. W. H. Edmands, a farmer in the Reno area, gave the
library of his wife and himself, comprising more than
f. Mr. Stanley L. Gordon of Winnemucca gave a tooth found
near there which has been identified by the Museum of
Palentology of the University of California as that of
a musk-ox-like animal of many thousand years ago.
11. Honorary Degree - A letter from Mr. A. J. Reed of Lovelock,
Nevada, proposed the name of Mr. Alfred A. Oats of the Class
of 1925 for an honorary degree, was called to the attention
of the Board.
New Stock Policy - By informal vote it was agreed that the Uni-
versity should purchase Holstein-Friesian dairy cows for the
Fleischmann Experimental Dairy Farm and then as time goes on, to
add other breeds of cows, at least enough for demonstration and
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that claims as follows, approved by the
Executive Committee since the last meeting, be approved, passed
List No. 11, dated May 31, 1945, covering Regents Checks
45-232 to 45-257, inclusive, for a total of $69,790.79.
List No. 11, dated May 31, 1945, covering State Claims
45-172 to 45-188, inclusive, for a total of $36,802.99.
List No. 12, dated June 30, 1945, covering Regents Checks
45-258 to 45-268A and 45-269 to 45-281, inclusive, for a
total of $83,087.13.
List No. 12, dated June 30, 1945, covering State Claims
45-189 to 45-209, inclusive, for a total of $41,076.67.
List No. 1, dated July 31, 1945, covering Regents Checks
56-1 to 56-24, inclusive, for a total of $69,690.35.
List No. 1, dated July 31, 1945, covering State Claims
56-1 to 56-17, inclusive, for a total of $37,098.49.
List No. 2, dated August 31, 1945, covering Regents Checks
56-25 to 56-32A and 56-33 to 56-46, inclusive, for a total
List No. 2, dated August 31, 1945, covering State Claims
56-18 to 56-33, inclusive, for a total of $41,462.95.
Dr. Gorman reported that the deed has been received and recorded
covering property as described in Chapter 199, Statutes of Nevada
1945. Cost to University is $1000 plus right-of-way over portion
of University property, as outlined in above statute. Mrs.
Rickard withdrew her demand for interest.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the right-of-way over the Fleischmann
Dairy Farm property for the State Highway, as described in the
Comptroller's report of September 22nd, be approved, and that the
right-of-way granted by the Legislature be not exercised, passed
In accordance with the instructions of the Board of Regents at
the May 12th meeting, the Loraine Hotel property was advertised
for sale. 3 bids were received as follows:
Mrs. Loraine Mc Intyre, $22,500, payable $1,500 down, balance
at $100 per month or more
Smith Gibbons Company, $18,050 cash
Peter Bava, $22,500 cash
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Board approve the action of the
Comptroller in accepting the money of Peter Bava for $22,500 cash
and that he be authorized and directed to execute a deed, passed
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the University approve the installa-
tion of a 24-inch drain and necessary fill-in on University prop-
erty as per plans of the City of Reno, passed unanimously.
By informal vote the Comptroller was given permission to sell
2 1/2% of U. S. Treasury Bonds if they should be selling at a
premium and to invest the money in forthcoming Victory Bonds.
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the action of the Comptroller and
Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds in installing a pump and
condensate tank in the basement of the Mackay Science Hall at a
cost of approximately $700 passed unanimously.
A discussion of the installation of the 24-inch main by Sierra
Pacific Power Company, beginning on North Virginia Street at 11th
Street and continuing South along Virginia Street, and of the
need for improved water supply for fire protection on the Campus,
brought out the fact that nothing could be done until the 24-inch
main is actually installed. Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that inas-
much as the Fire Underwriters said nothing in their report about
the University installing gravel approaches to Manzanita Lake, no
action be taken until further notice and that the matter be de-
ferred until we have definite recommendations from Fire Under-
writers, passed unanimously.
By informal vote the action of Comptroller Gorman and President
Moseley in not signing the cooperative agreement between the
University of Nevada and the U. S. Bureau of Mines for housing a
portion of the Bureau in Stewart Hall, because of the failure of
the local representative to secure written approval from the
Washington office, be approved, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that it was the will of the Board to apply
for $25,000 for the improvement of the University Dining Hall in
remedying the damage cause by the ceiling falling in last May,
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the claim of Mr. George Mc Kaig for
$500 for assistance in transferring Ladino Dairy (Experimental
Dairy Farm) be disallowed because the assistance rendered was
for the benefit of Mr. Mc Kaig, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Comptroller be authorized and
directed to pay the bills for replacing the defective flue in
the SAE House in the amount of $448.35, because the University
had the use of the house during the Summer at no charge, passed
Bids were opened for fuel oil for the period, ending June 30,
1946, with the following bids presented:
Shell Oil Company of Sacramento on 27 gravity (not 16-18 as
requested) 1.15 per bbl.
Tarr and Mc Comb 1.075 per bbl.
Associated Oil Company 1.15 per bbl.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the contract be renewed with the
Associated Oil Company, passed unanimously.
The Board recessed at noon to have lunch at the old Gymnasium
and was called to order at 1:15 P.M.
Mr. Headman, representing the firm of Headman, Ferguson & Carollo
of Phoenix, Arizona, came into the meeting and gave a report on
the performance of Part I of the proposal of July 10, 1945, which
has now been completed. Mr. Sirkegian, as Chairman of the Com-
mittee on the Heating Plant, explained further the completion of
Part I and the plans for continuing the work. The report was
submitted for signatures.
Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the Board sign the sheet in the origi-
nal reports and that the appended sheets be submitted to the mem-
bers of the State Planning Board for recommendation and signa-
tures, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the claim of Headman, Ferguson &
Carollo, for the first installment in the amount of $3,000, as
per contract, be approved, and that the claim be included in the
September list by the Comptroller, payment to be made from the
bond issue for the Heating Plant, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the President notify in writing the
firm of Headman, Ferguson & Carollo that it is the will of the
Board that they proceed with Part II of the proposal for engi-
neering work on the Campus, as contained in communication of
July 10, 1945, of the above firm, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Board select Mr. Edward S.
Parsons as the architect for the new classroom building, in
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 220, Statutes of
Nevada 1945, and that the standard architect's contract be pre-
pared for Regents' signatures, passed unanimously.
President Moseley discussed the matter of the proffered gift of
the WCTU of Reno and of the controversy among the women of that
organization. Motion of Mr. Sheerin that the Board of Regents
do not accept at this time the deed in trust proffered by the
WCTU of Reno and that the matter be referred to Regent Mc Namee
for conference with Attorneys Sanford and Fox, passed unanimous-
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian that the President be given authority to
do everything possible in requesting the Federal Public Housing
Authority to give the University highest priority to war veterans
registered in the University to secure living quarters in the
Federal Housing Project in Reno, passed unanimously.
Mr. Sheerin brought up for discussion the matter of re-establish-
ing the Department of Classics at the University of Nevada. Mo-
tion of Mr. Sheerin that the President be instructed to look over
the field for a teacher of classical languages, classical art and
archeology, at a salary of approximately $3600 per year, not to
be employed before the beginning of the next school year, passed
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.
The next meeting will be the regular January meeting of the