09/24/1941

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 24-25, 1941 



09-24-1941
Volume 5 - Pages 330-333

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     September 24, 1941

Meeting called to order by Chairman Ross at 9:10 A.M. with the
following present:  Mr. Ross, Mrs. Wardin, Mr. Williams, Judge
Brown, Dr. Hartman, Mr. Gorman.

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the August 2, 1941 minutes:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved approval of the action of the Executive Com-
mittee in their meeting of August 19, 1941.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended the appointment of Robert Griffin as
Associate Professor of English at a salary of $200 per month ef-
fective from October 1, 1941; the appointment of Everett Harris
as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at a salary of $180 per
month effective from September 1, 1941.  Mr. Williams moved ap-
proval of this recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman brought up the matter of Miss Anne Rand's salary for
the period from August 15, 1940 to September 1, 1940 ($62.50),
which was paid by Miss Thea Thompson without authorization from
the President or the Regents and for which Miss Thompson says
the University owes her the above amount.  Judge Brown moved
that the payment of the money be deferred at the pleasure of
the President.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman announced the gift of a $500 bond by one of the
friends of the University, which bond is to be applied to the
General Endowment Fund; Mr. Cooper's gift of approximately 1000
earthen flower pots to the greenhouse and letter of thanks which
President wrote to Mr. Cooper; Mr. Leaver's present of a roll
of battleship linoleum to the University and letter of thanks
which President wrote Mr. Leaver.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Mrs. Sessions thanking him for
book on History of Nevada University; also, letter from William
H. Davidson thanking Regents for the check for services rendered
by him after death of Mr. Sibley.

Dr. Hartman presented the following:  Appointment of A. S. U. N.
President Charles Mapes, A. W. S. President Alice Martha Traner,
and Sagebrush Editor Bryn Armstrong, and Joe Mc Donnell, Graduate
Manager, on the Faculty Student Affairs Committee; appointment of
Charles Mapes, Alice Martha Traner and Warren Ferguson, Student
Senator, to the Faculty Health Committee.

Dr. Hartman read letter from Charles Mapes thanking him for the
talk given by the President at the 1st student body meeting of
the semester.

Dr. Hartman reported the temporary permission given by him to
Director Leaver of the U. S. Bureau of Mines to employ Dr. Deming
on defense work during evenings and Saturdays when the latter is
not busy with his University duties.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the
President's action in this matter be confirmed.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman brought up matter of representative of the University
at the meeting of the Association of Governing Boards to be held
at Laramie, Wyoming on October 16 to 18.  It was left to the
President's discretion as to whether a representative goes or
not.

Dr. Hartman read letters from Miss Mack about demand of the cooks
in Dining Hall for an increase in pay.  Dr. Hartman recommended
approval of Mr. Gorman's and Miss Mack's schedule of wages as
follows:  Head Cook, $150 per month; Second Cook, $80; Vegetable
Man, $67.50; Dishwasher, $60.  Mrs. Wardin moved approval of
this recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman brought up the William Pohl case which was deferred
at the last Board meeting to this meeting.  Judge Brown moved
that Mr. Pohl's salary be continued indefinitely unless he
should die, when the salary would cease immediately.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman read letters from Mr. Doten and binding company
about binding of 50th anniversary bulletin which Mr. Doten has
prepared.  Dr. Hartman recommended that 100 copies of the bul-
letin be bound at a cost of $65.  Judge Brown moved that this
recommendation be approved.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman asked for clarification of the function and powers
of the Health Committee.  Mr. Ross expressed as his opinion that
anything of that nature which has to do with University should
clear through the President's office since the President and the
Regents have to assume responsibility for the actions of the
Committee even though they have no check on the Committee.  Any
appointments should have the approval of the President and the
Board of Regents.  Mr. Gorman suggested that the power of the
Committee should be to recommend things for the approval of the
President and the Regents.  Mr. Ross suggested that the Presi-
dent should outline to the Board a plan for the operation of the
Faculty Health Committee.

Dr. Hartman read letter from Mr. R. S. Frazer, President of the
Clay Peters Building Corporation, with regard to the stock in the
building given to the University by the estate of Mrs. Dimmitt.
The Corporation wishes to purchase the University stock.  Mr.
Williams moved that the matter be referred to the President and
Vice President to be reported on as soon as possible to the
Executive Committee.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

At 10:00 A.M. bids were opened for oil for University during
1941-42.  Two representatives of oil companies were present.

    Firm                                  Price F. O. B. Reno

    Quality Oil Company                         1.66650
    Refiners Co-Operative Oil Association
        From Santa Maria                        1.69650
        From Los Angeles                        2.10200
    Tarr & Mc Comb Oil Co.                      1.80150
    Union Oil Company
        From Oleum                              1.71375
        From Maltha                             1.82650
    Reno Fuel Ice & Storage                     1.71375
    Shell Oil Company                           1.71375
    Associated Oil Com
        Pacific 300                             1.81375
        Pacific 400                             1.71375
    General Petroleum                           1.71375
    Standard Oil Co.
        From Seguro                             1.82650
        From Richmond                           1.71375
    Richfield Company
        October 1 to December 31, 1941          1.71375
        January 1 to June 30, 1942              1.82000
    Washoe Wood & Coal Yard                     1.71375

Bids were referred to the Comptroller for compilation.

Mr. Gorman presented financial reports to December 31, 1941 on
general funds and statements to August 31 on Gymnasium, Engineer-
ing building and Heating Plant funds.  He also read his letter to
the Office of Production Management and others in Washington with
reference to priority rating on materials for Gymnasium and Heat-
ing Plant so that work can be finished on these buildings.

Mr. Gorman recommended that the road in front of Lincoln Hall be
paved.  The Highway Department will furnish the labor and machin-
ery if the University furnishes the material, at a cost to the
University of approximately $500.  Mrs. Wardin moved approval of
this recommendation.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved approval of the action of the President in
authorizing the connection of the Mechanical Engineering build-
ing to the new steam boiler at a cost of $387 (Hillcrest Plumbing
and Heating Co.).

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman reported the estimate for steel given by the architect
was $6000 short and this additional sum will have to be paid from
general University funds.  Mr. Friedhoff's salary will also have
to be paid from the General Fund since all funds for the Engi-
neering building have been spent or allocated.

Mr. Spader of the Nevada State Journal requested the Regents to
take some space in a special edition of the Journal to be pub-
lished December 12, 1941.  This will contain no advertising.
Mrs. Wardin moved that the University take 1/2 a page in the
special edition; the descriptive material is to be approved by
the President or Vice President.  (Cost of 1/2 page is $165.)

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Charles Mapes, Wesley Schlager, Paul Harwood, Harry Frost and
Joe Mc Donnell of the Athletic Board of Control presented a
request at this time for reaffirmation of the resolution of the
Regents of 1939 creating the Board of Control, clarification of
the athletic policy of the University and abolishment of the
Faculty Athletic Committee to be replaced by one faculty man to
determine eligibility of players.

The Regents reaffirmed their original resolution with reference
to the Board of Control; the duties of the Faculty Athletic Com-
mittee are to be rewritten by the Regents and the President.

Mrs. Wardin moved that the proposal of the Nevada Art Gallery
(taken up at the last regular meeting) should be presented to
the Attorney General to determine its legality.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman announced that the Quality Oil Co. of Reno was the
low bidder on oil.  Mrs. Wardin moved that this bid be accepted.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Meeting was adjourned at 12:20 with the understanding that the
next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, January 31, unless
called earlier by the Chairman.