09/26/1942

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

September 26-27, 1942 



09-26-1942
Volume 5 - Pages 351-353

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     September 26, 1942

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ross at 10:00 A.M.
The following were present:  Wardin, Olmsted, Williams, Ross,
Hartman and Gorman.  Judge Brown was absent because of illness.

Dr. Olmsted moved approval of the minutes of the Regents meeting
of July 18 and the Executive Committee meeting of August 17.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman discussed tuition problem and cases of Bonnie Yater
and Paul Yparraguirre.

Dr. Hartman reported on the 1942 Summer Sessions as follows:
Not only was the $2000 which the Regents had agreed to under-
write the Summer Session unnecessary, but there is a surplus of
approximately $64 from the Sessions.

With reference to the service rendered to the University by Frank
Hubbler in saving Lincoln Hall at the time of the second fire at
the barracks, Mr. Wardin moved that he be paid an honorarium of
$100 and be commended orally for his deed.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman announced that he had granted a leave of absence for
the duration of the war to J. R. Butterworth, effective September
28, 1942, and to Charles Duncan, effective September 1, 1942.

Dr. Hartman announced that arrangements had been made with Dean
Benson, Mrs. Ruth Miller Ferris and Mrs. Mary Benton Smith to
conduct the classes in English and Journalism thus left without
an Instructor by the entry of these 2 men into service (Duncan
and Butterworth).

Dr. Hartman announced that arrangements had been made by the
Board of Athletic Control with the University Dining Hall for a
training table for the football team, and read a statement con-
cerning the sum of $1300 due the Dining Hall from the volunteer
town group which provides aid for the members of the football
team and the order given to the Comptroller relative to the sum
of $2400 voted by the Board of Regents last Spring as aid to the
Board of Athletic Control - Comptroller was not to pay out any
of the $2400 until the Regents met and discussed the matter.
The Regents' decision was that the President and Comptroller be
given authority to deal with this problem as they saw fit.

Dr. Hartman announced the receipt of a check for $750 from Sears,
Roebuck and Company to pay 6 scholarships awarded to Freshman
students in Agriculture and the increased interest in gifts to
the University.

The President discussed his policy as inaugurated last year with
regard to deferred fees - no grades, transcripts or graduation
until fees are paid, and no student can enter the University
while fees are delinquent - and that he has deferred fees for
scholarship winners until November 10 when they can collect
their scholarships - not before, due to an incident of last year
when a scholarship winner collected his scholarship, withdrew
from school and left without paying his fees.

The President announced the receipt of a check for $5000 from Mr.
Leonard, brother of Mrs. Frances Leonard Broili Bradley, to es-
tablish the Broili Scholarship in Electrical Engineering begin-
ning next year.

The President announced the appointment of Mrs. Thomas Neville as
Matron of Artemisia Hall; she is to be paid $75 per month, to pay
own board at Dining Hall.

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the reappointment of the University
Infirmary staff on recommendation of the University Health Com-
mittee and the President, at the same salaries and on the same
basis as last year, as follows:  Dr. T. Clair Harper, College
Physician; Mrs. Eunice Griffiths, Matron and Chief Nurse; Mrs.
J. B. Lynch, Assistant Matron and Housekeeper.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of the employment of Mrs. Mary Benton
Smith for the duration of the absence of Mr. Charles Duncan, as
an Instructor in Journalism at a salary of $1500 per year payable
in 10 monthly payments, effective September 1, 1942.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved approval of the employment of Mrs. Ruth Miller
Ferris to teach 2 sections of English I for such a period of
time as may be mutually agreeable as an Assistant in English at
a salary of $75 per month for the period October to May inclusive
effective September 25, 1942.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Williams moved approval of the employment of Mrs. Loring
Williams to teach Mathematics 10 hours per week as a war emer-
gency measure so long as her services are needed during the ab-
sence of Mr. Keith Zeigler, Fellow in Mathematics, who is in
the service, her salary as an Assistant in Mathematics is to be
$100 per month, effective September 1, 1942, for 10 months.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of Dr. Hartman's recommendation that
the fees of $69 charged against J. Joseph Cleary for 1937 be
cancelled.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved that the Secretary of the Board be instructed
to write a letter to Mr. R. A. Brenninger informing him that the
Board had reviewed his case and decided that the decision of the
President - that he had not fulfilled the conditions under which
he was to be allowed to return to the University and hence would
not be rehired - was correct.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

With reference to the matter of smoking on the Campus, Mr. Ross
moved that students and faculty be informed that it is not ad-
visable to smoke in classrooms, lecture rooms and laboratories
because of fire hazard and that their cooperation be sought in
this matter.  In the event that this is not a sufficiently com-
pelling statement, a stronger ruling will be drafted at a future
meeting.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman reported on the Otto Hartung Estate bequest to the
University.  On September 21 the District Court of Washoe County
authorized the transfer of the residue of the Hartung Estate from
the I. O. O. F. to the University.  Mrs. Wardin moved that the
Chairman of the Board of Regents be authorized to sign necessary
releases and the final papers in the transfer of the property.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mrs. Wardin moved that the Chairman be authorized to sign the
insurance papers covering the losses incurred in the first
barracks' fire.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Mr. Gorman read a letter from Fire Chief Twaddle with reference
to the fire hydrants on the University Campus and the necessity
for larger mains, and the plumbing shop in the basement of
Lincoln Hall which should be moved.  Mr. Gorman asked authority
to go ahead with plans and recommendations with regard to the
plumbing shop - at least as far as they can be carried until the
Legislature meets.  Also Mr. Gorman wished the record to show
that the Regents have always complied with any recommendations
of the Fire Department.

Mrs. Wardin moved approval of Mr. Gorman's recommendation that
the remaining fee of $5000 - balance on $10,000 - be paid the
firm of De Longchamps and O'Brien for architectural services in
connection with the Gymnasium building.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Olmsted moved that the bills of Mr. M. R. Peterson for duct
work at the new Gymnasium amounting to $1,766.06 be paid.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On the recommendation of Mr. Gorman, Dr. Olmsted moved that
another application should be made for material for converting
the heating plant from hot water to steam and then try to get
material to finish the Gymnasium, and that the Executive Commit-
tee be given authority to change the specifications for copper
to soft steel in the event that a competent engineer gives ap-
proval for such a change.

    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

It was the decision of the Regents that Mrs. Freda Metcalf Bixby
be retained in the Comptroller's office until the end of the
school year, May 15, 1943.

Dr. Hartman read a letter from Governor Carville to Mr. Creel,
appointed Mr. Creel a delegate for the State of Nevada to the
annual meeting of the National Reclamation Association at Denver,
October 14-16, 1942.

Meeting continued as a Board of Control; adjourned at 12:45 with
the understanding that the next meeting will be held on December
5.