09/24/1935

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 24-25, 1935 



09-24-1935
Volume 5 - Pages 161-163

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     September 24, 1935

The Board of Regents met in the Office of President Clark at
10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, September 24, 1935.  There were
present Judge Brown, Mr. Ross and Mr. Wingfield.  Absent:  Dr.
Olmsted and Mr. Williams.

The minutes of the June 24, 1935 meeting were approved on motion
of Judge Brown.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Comptroller Gorman presented the matter of the investment of some
$23,000 of 90,000 Acre Grant Funds to the Board.  After some dis-
cussion, motion was made directing the Comptroller to secure ad-
ditional information and report the matter back to the Executive
Committee, giving the Committee power to authorize the Comptrol-
ler to make the necessary bond purchases or to deposit the money
in some savings account.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Oil bids were submitted by the Richfield, Standard, Associated,
Shell, General Petroleum, Union, Quality and Tarr-Mc Comb Oil
Companies and were opened in the order named.  On motion of Mr.
Ross, the Comptroller was asked to check the freight rates and
report back to the Board.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Clark presented the "Thank You" letters from Miss Alice
O'Brien and from the Deputy Superintendent of the Fourth Educa-
tional District.  He also notified the Board of his action con-
cerning the CCC Camp request for correspondence courses at this
Institution in which he had suggested to their Director that the
University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles and the Uni-
versity of Utah could serve his men without delay.

President Clark said that enrollment this Fall semester was with-
in 2 of the highest Fall semester's enrollment in the history of
the University, it being 973 and that the Freshman Class was con-
siderably the largest Fall semester's Class ever enrolled in
this University, being 390.  The next largest Freshman Class was
that of 1930 with an enrollment of 360, out of which 156 were
graduated in 1934.

On recommendation of the President and on motion of Mr. Ross,
Colonel William L. Reed was elected Professor of Military Science
and Tactics from August 25, 1935.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On recommendation of the President and on motion of Mr. Ross,
Kenneth S. Karsten was elected Fellow in Chemistry at a stipend
of $600 for the year 1935-36 to be paid in 10 equal consecutive
monthly payments beginning with that for September, 1935.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President recommended:

a.  Approval of a leave of absence for 1 year from August 1, 1935
    without pay for Associate Professor Milan J. Webster.

b.  Election of Fred J. Collins (B. A., Nevada; M. A., Clark) as
    Instructor in Economics, Business and Sociology in Dr. Web-
    ster's stead, at $1200 for the year 1936-36 to be paid in 10
    equal consecutive monthly payments beginning with that for
    September, 1935.

c.  Re-election of Gordon Robertson for the year 1935-36 in place
    of Mr. Blackler, whose leave of absence as been continued
    another year, at $1200 to be paid in 10 equal consecutive
    monthly payments beginning with that for August, 1935.

Mr. Wingfield moved the approval of these 3 recommendations af-
fecting the Department of Economics, Business and Sociology.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President recommended:

a.  An advance in title from Stenographer to Statistician in the
    Experiment Station's Department of Farm Development for Miss
    Mabel Connor and an advance in pay from $125 to $140 per
    month, effective September 1, 1935, this pay not subject to
    the prevailing cut.

b.  A salary advance for Dr. Lyman R. Vawter of the Veterinary
    Science Department of the Experiment Station from $3900 to
    $4200, effective as from September 1, 1935 and subject to
    the reduction applicable to all University salaries.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of these 2 recommendations affecting
members of the Experiment Station staff.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The President reported to the Board that he had written a letter
to Director Fulton concerning the uses to which the new S. F.
Hunt Fund could be put in accord with the instructions of the Re-
gents at their June meeting.

The President told the Regents of the form letter from the Bond-
holders Committee of the Postal Telegraph and Cable Corporation,
received September 9, 1935 and the Secretary was instructed to
write this Committee in effect that at the present time the Board
of Regents of this University was not prepared to act in this
matter.

After the President had outlined the status in the proposed pur-
chase from the Evans Estate of 26 acres, more or less, of land
to the north of our Campus by Mr. Mackay, Mr. Wingfield moved
that the President be authorized to talk the matter over with
Mr. Mackay in November and that if negotiations for the purchase
by Mr. Mackay could not be satisfactorily concluded at this time,
the President was further authorized to secure from the Evans
Estate a lease of this property at 6%, with option to purchase
at not more than $13,500, until such time as the money for the
purchase of the property was forthcoming.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Several matters of general University interest were then dis-
cussed.

Controller Gorman, having checked on the oil bids, reported to
the Board of Regents that the low bid, totaling $1.577 per bbl.
including freight, was that of the Quality Oil Company of Reno.
The bid of Tarr and Mc Comb was 3 cents lower, but they have no
Nevada agency, and where there is no great difference in the
rate, the policy of the Board is to place its contracts with a
Nevada agency.  The other bids were all $1.67 per bbl. includ-
ing freight.

On motion of Mr. Wingfield the Board authorized the acceptance
of the bid of the Quality Oil Company, contract at this price
with that Company to be duly signed by the Chairman of the Board.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Since the last business day of November, Saturday the 30th, falls
in the Thanksgiving vacation period, the next meeting of the
Board was scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.

Adjourned.

                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretar