09/24/1938

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 24-25, 1938 



09-24-1938
Volume 5 - Pages 222-228

                       REGENTS MEETING
                   September 24 & 27, 1938

The Board of Regents met in their Office at the University Satur-
day, September 24, 1938, all members except Dr. Olmsted being
present.

On motion of Chairman Ross, the minutes of the May 7th meeting
were approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams, the acts of the Executive Committee
as set forth in the minutes of July 2nd and 7th were approved by
the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, the acts of the Executive Committee as
set forth in the minutes of August 3rd were approved by the fol-
lowing vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Chairman Ross opened the following fuel oil bills:

                                       F. O. B. Cars Reno

    Quality Oil Company                     $1.6165
    Shell Oil Company                        1.7265
    Tidewater Associated                     1.7265
    Tarr and Mc Comb                         1.5965
    Standard Oil                             1.7265
    General Petroleum-Washoe Coal - mistake in frgt - bid wrong
    Sierra Fuel                              1.7265
    El Tejon Oil                             1.6565
    Armstrong Wood and Coal                  1.7265

After several company representatives withdrew Comptroller
Gorman listed Tarr and Mc Comb, Quality and El Tejon as the 3
lowest.  Tarr and Mc Comb's bid showed a savings over the 5
higher bids of $650 on 5000 bbls.  They furnished University's
fuel oil for the past season and, after the 1st car-load lot,
the oil was up to specifications.  Mr. Williams therefore moved
that the bid of Tarr and Mc Comb be accepted and contract be
sent to them for signature.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, the Regents unanimously voted to pre-
sent the University swan to the Washoe County Commissioners who
will place him on Virginia Lake with the other County swans.

On motion of Judge Brown, Mr. Gorman's recommendation, that the
old forge shop, recently converted into a mechanical engineering
laboratory, should be converted with the heating plant at an ex-
penditure not to exceed $350, was approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The request of J. B. Scarlett, who recently purchased the Browder
tract, south of Reno, to be rid of the University ditch easement
on his land, was, on motion of Judge Brown, referred to Comptrol-
ler Gorman and Professor Wilson to consider, Mr. Gorman to report
their judgment to the Chairman of the Board later, the Executive
Committee being empowered to act in event the change is deemed
desirable.  Carried unanimously.

Comptroller Gorman submitted his report on State Tax, Liquor Tax
and Athletic Fund balances.  The Board is to consider a realloca-
tion of the $10 student fee at their November meeting.

On recommendation of Director Doten, Mr. Williams moved that the
Regents purchase from Fred Oliva a strip of land 70 feet in
width, adjoining the northern boundary line of the Experimental
Station Farm and extending from the western boundary of the Oliva
Ranch on Valley Road to the eastern boundary line of said ranch,
as per option taken by Joseph W. Hall for the Station, at a cost
of not to exceed $500, same to be paid from the Station Sales
Fund.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, Colonel Oral E. Clark was unanimously
elected Professor of Military Science and Tactics, as from Sep-
tember 19, 1938.

Chairman Ross reported the thank you letters of Mrs. C. W. Stark
and family and of the Pythian Sisters for flowers furnished by
the University.

Chairman Ross read the letters from Dean G. M. Butler and Allen
W. Horton, Jr., Regional Director and General Secretary respec-
tively of the E. C. P. D. to the effect that there was no change
in the status of accrediting of our curricula and could be no
change until a meeting of their Engineering Committee on October
10th.

The report of the State Auditor on his inspection of the Petrole-
um Products Inspection Funds for the period August 24, 1937 to
August 12, 1938, showing all in balance, was presented by Chair-
man Ross.

The Committee of the Blue Key, 4 in number, waiting on the Re-
gents to get Regent approval for their plan to assist in the
University's building program.  After some exchange, the Regents
gave their approval to the plan; i. e., 3 new buildings (Engi-
neering, Arts and Science and Gym) and a probable restoration of
the 2-cent permanent construction tax levy.

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, it was voted to leave the drawing of
Resolutions thanking Major Fleischmann for his gift of 5,000
shares of Standard Brands, Inc., common stock to the Chairman of
the Board, the President and Judge Brown.  Carried unanimously.

Letters from the Works Progress Administration officials denying
the University's request for federal assistance in its 3-building
program were presented for the information of the Board.

A letter from Sutro and Company in re. buying and selling stock
of the Prince Consolidated Mining Company of Pioche, of which
Mr. Hunt has given 5,000 shares, was presented for the informa-
tion of the Board.

On motion of Mr. Williams, it was voted unanimously to continue
the arrangement with R. B. Jeppson, State Director of Vocational
Education at Carson City, that the University shall advance to
Miss Doris Nesbitt and Mr. W. C. Higgins, their respective month-
ly salaries and travel expenses and bill the State Department at
Carson for the sums so advanced at several convenient times dur-
ing the year, when the State Department will again, as it did
last year, reimburse the University.

On the motion of Mr. Wingfield, Warren Louis Perlistein was
elected Fellow in Chemistry for the University year 1938-39 at
a stipend of $600 for the year to be paid in 8 equal monthly
installments beginning with that on October 1, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, Dr. Anatole Mazour was elected to be
Assistant Professor of History and Political Science for the
year 1938-39, vice Dr. Charles Stewart, who wishes to serve this
year as a member of the staff of the National Archives in Wash-
ington, at a salary of $1700 for the year, to be paid in 12 equal
monthly installments beginning with that for August, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Wingfield, Miss Margaret Williams was elected
State Hygienic Laboratory Technician, vice Elizabeth Carpenter,
who was granted a Social Security Fellowship at California from
August 18, 1938 to September 1, 1939, Miss Williams to be paid
$100 per month as from August 16, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams, Mrs. Adelaide Steiner was elected to
be Assistant in the Registrar's office, vice Mrs. May Bradshaw,
resigned, at $100 per month effective from July 1, 1938, since
which time she has been in service.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Judge Brown, Everett W. Harris was elected Instruc-
tor in Mathematics, vice Ingo Maddaus, Jr., resigned, for the
year beginning August 1, 1938 at a salary of $1750 for the year,
to be paid in 12 equal monthly installments.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams, the Board authorized the employment
of some person on an experimental basis for one year to give
proposed courses in Methods of Teaching Farm Mechanics, he to
teach 3 courses at the University during the afternoon of each
day and in the mornings to give 1 course in Vocational Agri-
culture at the Reno and Sparks high schools, at a salary of
$600 for the year from each of these 3 institutions.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mr. Williams the employment of D. D. Keller as As-
sistant Football Coach was ratified, with understanding that he
be paid a salary of $700 for the season at the following times
and amounts:

    1/2 of $233.33 (his 1st month's pay) on demand
    1/2 of $233.33 (his 1st month's pay) on October 1
    and    $233.33 each on November 1 and December 1, to be paid
    from the sources of the Athletic Funds.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On recommendation of Director Creel, Judge Brown moved that the
salary of Thomas E. Buckman be advanced from $4000 to $4200 and
that of Verner E. Scott from $3840 to $3900, both to become ef-
fective October 1, 1938 and to be paid from U. S. Department of
Agriculture new Federal money now available for these advances
and to cover extra work exacted because of a new National Agri-
cultural Land Use Planning Project.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On recommendation of Director Doten, Mr. Wingfield moved that
Harold Richard's salary be advanced from $130 to $140 per month,
effective October 1, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On recommendation of Director Doten, Mr. Williams moved that the
following 3 women on the Experiment Station staff should each be
advanced $60 per year from Station Funds:

    Alberta Machen           from $1320 to $1380
    Marjorie Howes           from $1020 to $1080
    Golamae Johnson          from $1740 to $1800

All to be effective as from July 1, 1938.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Chairman Ross presented a letter from Mrs. Bovett, Secretary of
the State Farm Bureau, and a Resolution adopted at the recent
annual meeting of that body.  The Secretary of the Board was
authorized to advise Mrs. Bovett that her communication had been
received and that the Board would be glad to meet with the Farm
Bureau Directors at their next meeting, probably to be held in
late November.

Miss Beckwith was authorized to acknowledge receipt of the invi-
tation that the Board members should attend the Seventh Annual
meeting of the National Reclamation Association to be held in
Reno October 11, 12 and 13 and to file the same.

On motion of Judge Brown, the Secretary was instructed to acknow-
ledge receipt of the letter from the Block N Society regarding
the establishment of a $50 loan fund, written by Fred Gallaway
President, and to say that the Regents would be glad to cooperate
with the Society in any way possible.

Mr. Gorman is to report at the next meeting concerning the then
status of delinquent tickets.

Chairman Ross presented the following letter from President
Clark:

                             September 23, 1938

    To the Honorable
    The Board of Regents of
    The University of Nevada

    Gentlemen:

    Owing to the broken condition of my health, I hereby request
    that I be permitted to be retired as of October 1, 1938.

    I sincerely appreciate the perfect friendliness and coopera-
    tion which the Board of Regents has shown towards me and I
    greatly regret to feel compelled to make this request.

                             Very respectfully yours,

                             Walter E. Clark
                             President

Judge Brown moved that the Board of Regents of the University of
Nevada reluctantly accept President Clark's request for retire-
ment and that he be granted the title of President Emeritus.  His
retirement, with a pension of $1800 per annum, payable monthly,
shall become effective on the 1st day of November, 1938 and,
that because of his continued ill health, he be relieved immedi-
ately of all further responsibilities but that his salary as
President be continued up to the date fixed for his retirement.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Wingfield        Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

In this connection is is understood that the President's house is
to continue as the home of Dr. and Mrs. Clark until such time as
it may be required for Dr. Clark's successor.

Recessed until 3:30 P.M. Monday, September 26th.

The recessed meeting of the Board was called to order at 3:30
P.M. Monday, September 26th.  Chairman Ross, Judge Brown and Mr.
Wingfield being present.

In the absence of a President, Mr. Ross was authorized to sign
the National Youth Administration Student Aid Program for the
year 1938-39.

The Secretary was instructed to write Governor Kirman requesting
his approval of the retirement salary of Dr. Walter E. Clark,
President Emeritus, at $1800 per year beginning November 1, 1938.

The following Resolutions of the Board of Regents upon the re-
tirement of President Clark were unanimously adopted and ordered
spread upon the minutes:

              RESOLUTIONS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS UPON
                 THE RETIREMENT OF PRESIDENT CLARK

    WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
    have, because of the condition of his health, most reluctant-
    ly and with deep regret, felt compelled to acquiesce in the
    request of Dr. Walter E. Clark that he be permitted to re-
    tire as President of our University;

    WHEREAS, it is fitting that at this time, even though briefly
    and inadequately, this Board call some attention to the val-
    ued services which he has bestowed upon this Institution;

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Regents of the University
    recognize that for 20 years, ever since his coming here in
    the Fall of 1917, President Clark has devoted himself with
    unflagging zeal to the upbuilding of this Institution.  The
    year before he came here the number of students enrolled dur-
    ing the 2 semesters was 439.  He came when the United States
    had first entered the World War and, consequently, during the
    duration of that war, there was inevitably a falling off of
    student attendance.  But soon, and year by year, the regis-
    tration of the University has grown until during the year
    1937-38, the total enrollment of students here amounted to
    1221, while this year at this time the number of students
    who have registered for the Fall semester is 1100.

    During President Clark's administration there have been no-
    table additions to the equipment of the University and to the
    value of its physical properties.  We may mention the new
    buildings added to the Campus, the Library, which was the
    gift of William A. Clark, Jr., and the Science Hall, with
    which Clarence H. Mackay generously supplemented his former
    gift of the Mackay School of Mines building.  This Board
    recognizes that to the suggestion and inspiration of Presi-
    dent Clark was largely due the securing of these and other
    valuable new equipment for the University.

    The growing student body and the addition of new buildings
    has necessitated increase in the teaching staff.  Where,
    during President Clark's 1st year, 54 Instructors were ac-
    tually employed on our Campus, there are now over 80 men
    and women engaged in the actual work of teaching.  The large
    increase in the number of students and of the faculty has
    greatly added to the responsibilities and increased the bur-
    dens of its President.

    Under the administration of President Clark, there has been
    a steady rising of the scholastic standards of the University
    and today, as for some years past, the University of Nevada
    occupies a place on the approved list of the Association of
    American Universities.  Under the guidance of President Clark
    young men and women have annually gone forth from this Insti-
    tution in increasing numbers, qualified for leadership in
    State and nation.

    President Clark has not only spent himself in the services of
    the University but has also made for himself a valued place
    in our Commonwealth and his influence has been felt in our
    civic life, as well as on the Campus.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in recognition of his distin-
    guished achievements he be given, upon his retirement, the
    rank and title of President Emeritus, and the Board expresses
    the hope that we may still have not only his sympathy but,
    from time to time, his assistance and advice.

A copy of these Resolutions is to be given to Dr. Clark, another
copy is to be offered to the U. of N. Sagebrush for publication.

Recessed until 1:30 P.M., September 27, 1938.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ross, Judge Brown and
Mr. Wingfield being present.

The first order of business was the election of an Acting Presi-
dent to serve as such until such time as the Board of Regents
selects a President of the University.

    LET THE RECORDS SHOW - That Dr. Leon W. Hartman has been
    elected Acting President at a salary of $400 per month,
    beginning October 1, 1938.

    LET THE RECORDS FURTHER SHOW - That Dr. Hartman is empowered
    and directed to obtain sufficient help to carry on the work
    of the Physics Department with the approval of the Executive
    Committee of the Regents.

    AND LET THE RECORD FURTHER SHOW - That, with the expiration
    of his term as Acting President, Dr. Hartman returns to the
    Headship of the Department of Physics of the University.

    Upon request of Dr. Maxwell Adams, Vice President, he is
    released from his responsibility as Dean of the College of
    Arts and Science, but will retain the positions of Vice
    President and Professor of Chemistry of the University, his
    salary to remain as it has been.

    NOW LET THE RECORD SHOW - That Dr. Fredrick Wood has been
    appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Science of the
    University of Nevada, vice Maxwell Adams and that his salary
    is to be $400 per month as of October 1, 1938, and

    LET THE RECORD FURTHER SHOW - That Dr. Wood is empowered to
    get additional help to carry on the work of his Department,
    subject to the approval of the Acting President and the
    Executive Committee of the Regents.

Motion is made that the Comptroller be authorized to attend the
meeting of the Association of Business Officers of Colleges and
Universities of the Western States, to be held at Eugene, Oregon,
December 19 and 20, 1938, his expenses to be covered from Uni-
versity Funds.

Motion was made that in all matters pertaining to the business of
the University, the building program and the budget, the Chairman
of the Board, the Acting President and the Comptroller are to
constitute a Committee to consult together.

Adjourned, the next meeting being set for November 26, 1938.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary