UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 25-26, 1940 

Volume 5 - Pages 297-300

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     September 25, 1940

A recessed meeting of the Board of Regents occurred at 10 A.M.
Wednesday, September 25.  Present:  Chairman Ross, Judge Brown,
Mr. Williams and Mrs. Wardin.  Absent:  Dr. Olmsted.

The minutes of June 24, July 1 and 25 were, on motion of Mrs.
Wardin, approved by the following vote:

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

Fuel oil bids were submitted by the following firms, the Chairman
opening and reading them in the indicated order:

    Shell Oil Co., .75 and .85 per bbl f. o. b. cars Ora - frt.
        .98 per bbl
    Richfield Oil Co., 1.7265 f. o. b. cars Reno - frt. Bakers-
        field, .9765 per bbl
    Union Oil Co., .75 per bbl, Maltha, frt., .9765 per bbl
    General Petroleum Co., 1.7265 per bbl, f. o. b. cars Reno
    Armstrong Wood & Fuel Co. (Shell), .75 & .85 per bbl f. o. b.
        cars Ora
    Refiners' Cooperative Assn., .54 1/4 & .58 1/4 L. A. and
        Santa Maria
    Tarr and Mc Comb Oil Co., .53 1/2 per bbl, Bakersfield
    Texas Oil Co., .80 and .95 per bbl, Oakland, frt, .81375
    Quality Oil (Jenkins), .55 Bakersfield, frt, .9765
    Washoe Wood and Coal Yark (Gen. Patrol.) 1.7265 f. o. b.
        cars Reno
    Standard Oil Co., .75 per bbl, Segura

The Union Oil Company was the only bidder represented.

On motion of Judge Brown the bid of Tarr and Mc Comb was ac-
cepted, saving some $1075 over other bidders of whose responsi-
bility the Board was assured.  Vote:

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

Comptroller Gorman presented each member present and the Presi-
dent with copies of his financial statement and of his report.

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, Comptroller Gorman was authorized to
look into the matter of pensions, as covered in No. 5 of his
report, and to submit his findings to the Board at their next
meeting.  The motion was unanimously carried.

Comptroller Gorman outlined in some detail the matter of fire
protection (No. 3 of report) and asked permission to present
the Fire Chief at 11 A.M.  Permission was granted and Chief
Twaddle presented a written report, which was ordered filed with
the Secretary.  Chief Twaddle advised the installation of an 8"
main from 9th and Evans to the two new buildings, hooking in
the Veterinary Science building, with two hydrants available for
fire purposes, and that a 6" main be connected with the main
back of the training quarters and be brought to a 6" hydrant to
be installed south of the training quarters.  He also recom-
mended the installation of a master fire alarm box, with pull
boxes at each Campus building, so that no time would be lost
in locating any fire.  The Regents appreciated Mr. Twaddle's
willingness to appear before them and thanked him for his

The Regents approved the recommendation of the Comptroller with
regard to requested legislative authority to deed to the City
a small parcel of land at the southeast corner of the Campus -
No. 4 of report.

Mr. Williams moved that the Regents hereby express their ap-
preciation of the gift of a bronze memorial plaque in memory
of Maxwell Adams, "Understanding Humanist", recently presented
by Mrs. Maxwell Adams and installed in Mackay Science Hall,
where he had his office, classrooms and laboratories.  The
motion was unanimously carried.

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, the Regents directed the Secretary to
write to Major Max C. Fleischmann expressing their appreciation
of his gift of 300 shares of Standard Brands Inc. $4.50 cumula-
tive preferred stock, Nos. P4332/34, registered in the name of
the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, the income
from which is to be added to his scholarship fund and thanking
him for his generosity.  The motion was unanimously carried.

On motion of Mr. Ross, the Board approved the President's action
in granting permission to Mr. L. E. Chadwick to do a limited
amount of work in his particular field outside of University
hours and to receive the indicated slight compensation thereof.

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Not voting

Dr. Hartman asked what action he should pursue where a member of
the teaching staff asked to take 12 to 14 hours of work per week
of outside service.  It was the consensus that this was not de-
sirable during the academic year, because of the large number of
hours required, but there would be no objection to this during
holidays and vacations.

On recommendation of the President, Mrs. Wardin moved that from
time to time as may be practicable, the Gymnasium be repaired and
improved through small budget grants for WPA projects with the
end in view of having the Gymnasium ready to be used by the Mili-
tary Department as an armory so soon as the new Gymnasium is
ready for use by the Physical Education Departments.  Vote:

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

Mr. William Casey appeared before the Regents and submitted in
outline the Blue Key plan for automobile parking on the Campus.
The enforcement part of the plan involved the imposition and
collection of $1 fine for each violation of the parking privi-
lege, the upper class committee to try the case and assess the
fine, which is payable within a fixed time to the Comptroller.
If the offender does not pay his fine, the Blue Key asks that
the dollar be taken from the student's general deposit by the
Comptroller.  The fines so collected are to be accumulated in
the ASUN Fund to pay for administration and ordinance, i. e.,
the printing of windshield stickers, registry blanks and the
marking and installation of signs.  For the initial year, the
Blue Key agrees to assume all financial costs, these thereafter
to be borne by the accumulation of collected fines.

On motion of Mr. Ross, the plan, in general, was approved by the
Regents, but the matter of the $1 fine cannot be approved unless
and until the ASUN requests the Regents to approve the Blue Key
plan, both in general and in the matter of the assessed fine.
The motion was carried unanimously.

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, the President's action in accepting
the resignation of Ernest Brooks, Instructor in Dairying, as of
September 7, 1940, in comformity with the provisions of the
recently enacted Hatch Act, was unanimously approved.

On motion of Mr. Ross, the bill of Mr. Eldon C. Grafton, struc-
tural engineer, for the balance of $538 due him for checking the
Engineering building plans was approved.  Vote:

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

On motion of Judge Brown, the President's recommendation that
the University should make full rebate of all fees and deposits
against which there are no charges, or any balance after charges
have been deducted from deposits, which are assessed by the Uni-
versity and not including the ASUN $12.50 fee, to University men
leaving for service under the new conscription bill or call of
the National Guard for one year's training.  Vote:

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

On motion of Mr. Williams, the recommendation of the President
that any member of the staff called to government service as a
reserve officer, as a national guardsman or as a conscriptee,
should be granted a leave of absence without pay for the dura-
tion of the government demand upon him, was unanimously approved.

The President read the letter of September 24, 1940 from Joe T.
Mc Donnell, Secretary of the Board of Athletic Control, which
asked the Regents to install an 8" curb and 12" gutter for the
protection of the fence around Mackay Athletic Field from a
point immediately above the training quarters road to the south
end of the bleachers, following the fence line, at an estimated
cost of $935.

On motion of Mr. Ross, decision on this matter was left with the
President and the Comptroller.  Vote:

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

A second letter from Mr. Mc Donnell, of the same date, makes sug-
gestion that the Regents should acquire a certain parcel of land
adjacent to Clark Field and, on motion of Mrs. Wardin, the de-
cision that the matter be left to the Chairman to investigate
and report at the next meeting was unanimously approved.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Dr. Frandsen of date September 25,
in which he recommended salary increases and one addition to the
hospital staff and requested issue of a tuberculin skin test
notice over the President's name.  President Hartman recommended
that the question of salary increases be postponed and that the
skin test notices be issued as requested.  Mrs. Wardin made the
motion, which was unanimously carried.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Mr. Ernest Brown in which a letter
was enclosed from Mrs. Silas Feemster concerning the last salary
check issued in the name of her husband who died March 9, 1940.
On motion of Judge Brown this matter was left to Comptroller
Gorman with power to act.  Vote:

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

Mr. Williams suggested that the Board members give some thought
to requested legislative enactment granting a portion of the
Boulder Dam revenue of $300,000 annually to Nevada (for a period
of 50 years in lieu of other income from the Dam) to the Univer-
sity.  He indicated that 1/3 of this amount might well come to
the University, Clark County and the common school fund to re-
ceive the other 2/3.

Adjourned until the November meeting, the date to be set later
by the Chairman.

                             Silas E. Ross

Carolyn M. Beckwith