10/09/1959

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 9-10, 1959




10-09-1959
Volume 8 - Pages 171-191

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
October 9-10, 1959

Regents Arnold, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant and Germain met in the
President's office at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, October 9, 1959, and
left from there to tour the Campus, University buildings and
building sites. University Engineer Rogers, Mr. Isbell, Chair-
man of the State Planning Board, and President Armstrong ac-
companied the Regents on the tour.

Luncheon was served in the Jot Travis Student building at 12:15
noon, to which the members of the University Council were also
invited.

The Campus tour continued in the afternoon. A Coffee Hour was
held from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M., sponsored by the local chapter of
AAUP.

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The Board of Regents met in regular session in Room 205, Morrill
Hall, Reno Campus, on Saturday, October 10, 1959. Present: Re-
gents Anderson, Arnold, Broadbent, Crumley, Elwell, Grant, Tyson
and Germain; Comptroller Hayden and President Armstrong. Regent
Lombardi was out of town. University Engineer Rogers was present
for the items pertaining to the University's building program.
Mr. Porter was present as a representative of the Office of the
Attorney General. Reporters Mount, Armstrong and Beryl Anderson
covered the meeting.

The meeting was called to order at 9:15 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the minutes of the meeting of August 14-
15, 1959 be approved. Upon request of Mr. Germain, the
Chairman asked that the minutes show that Mr. Germain ex-
pressed approval of the plans for the new Library building
with the exception of the arcade.

2. Comptroller's Claims

Claims which had been submitted by the Comptroller were
presented by the President with his recommendation for
approval, as follows:

Regents Checks, numbers 89-385 to 89-386 and 90-26 to
90-51 inclusive for a total of $412,265.29 for August.

State Claims, numbers 90-1004 to 90-1011 to 90-7 to
90-18 inclusive for a total of $256,502.61 for August.

Regents Checks, numbers 90-52 to 90-80 inclusive for
a total of $550,692.29 for September.

State Claims, numbers 90-1012 to 90-1023 and 90-19 to
90-31 inclusive for a total of $275,122.02 for Septem-
ber.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the claims be approved.

3. Candidates for Degrees

President Armstrong presented the list of candidates for
graduation at the end of the Summer Session 1959. These
candidates had been approved by the faculties of the Col-
leges concerned, checked by the Registrar and the Comptrol-
ler to determine that all requirements for graduation have
been fulfilled in each instance. President Armstrong rec-
ommended approval as follows:

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

Alcorn, Albert Allen B. S.
Carl, Ernest A. B. S.
Grubic, Robert M. B. A.
Locke, John Edwin B. S.
Mc Farlane, Frances Joann Dalpra B. A.
Zunino, Edward L. B. S.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Petroni, Karen Linell B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Rand, Paul William B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Rhodes, John Franklin, Jr. B. S. in Bus. Adm.
Rossman, Bruce Emil B. S. in Bus. Adm.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Beeson, Carol Alice B. S. in Educ.
Booker, Ethel Louise B. S. in Educ.
Burns, Thomas Alfred B. S. in Educ.
Castillou, James V. B. A. in Educ.
Colton, Eloise Patricia B. S. in Educ.
Combs, Wuanita Faye B. S. in Educ.
Davis, Faith Antoinette B. A. in Educ.
Donathan, Louise Brown B. A. in Educ.
Foote, Meda M. B. S. in Educ.
Gandolfo, Gareth Don B. S. in Educ.
Hubar, Virda Fay B. S. in Educ.
Kautz, Judith Ann B. S. in Educ.
Kirrene, Carol Rena B. S. in Educ.
Loveridge, Olga B. S. in Educ.
Marciano, Arthur B. S. in Educ.
Nevin, Clarence John B. S. in Educ.
Pollard, Cynthia B. S. in Educ.
Rogers, Jessie Hartley B. A. in Educ.
Ruybalid, Evelyn Helen B. S. in Educ.
Shaff, Carl Leroy B. S. in Educ.
Standish, Odette Marie Darrigrand B. S. in Educ.
Stewart, Fae W. B. S. in Educ.
Strickland, Essie Smith B. S. in Educ.
Stroeh, Marcia Louise B. A. in Educ.
Thayer, F. Lee B. A. in Educ.
Wert, Charlotte Jean B. A. in Educ.
Youtsler, Crystal Ione B. S. in Educ.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Ormsby, Thomas Francis B. S. in E. E.

MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

Deleissegues, Richard Glenn B. S. in Geol.
Jones, Wayne Paul B. S. in Geol. Engr.
Reid, Donald A. B. S. in Geol. Engr.
Summers, Stanley Carl B. S. in Min. Engr.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Barnes, Ronald Ainsley M. Ed.
Bortz, Louis C. M. S.
Burke, Charles Herbert M. S.
Cobbley, Le Ore M. Ed.
Currence, Ray J. M. Ed.
Elder, Jacqueline Thompson M. A.
Ferraro, Robert Stanley M. S.
Fridae, Don M. Ed.
Goldenson, David Aaron M. S.
Lawrence, Clifford J. M. Ed.
Lesperance, Anthony J. M. S.
Mackenzie, James Morgan M. S.
Melady, Geraldine M. A.
Moran, Robert Ernst M. S.
Mueller, Donald J. M. A.
Ostyn, Paul Edward M. Ed.
Paille, Harry Dennis M. Ed.
Pearson, Robert M. M. S.
Plant, Philip M. A.
Puryear, James Edwin M. Ed.
Raglin, Marjorie Belle M. Ed.
Rodseth, Robert Hilmer M. A.
Root, Sidney D., Jr. M. Ed.
Smith, John Keaton M. Ed.
Smith, Philip Dodd, Jr. M. A.
Spell, Faralie Smithson M. Ed.
Trask, Donald Morgan M. A.
Tueller, Paul T. M. S.
Urbigkit, John Roberts M. S.
Warner, Judith M. M. Ed.
York, Marie Porteous M. Ed.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
unanimously that the candidates be approved and degrees
granted as indicated.

4. Gifts

Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
sented to the Board by President Armstrong, with the recom-
mendation that they be accepted, as follows:

Miscellaneous

From Mrs. Jerry Kane, Reno - a collection of books for
the University Library in memory of Mr. Jerry Kane.

From Mrs. Chris Wogan, Reno - 131 volumes and 210 gov-
ernment publications from the library of Dr. W. S. Mack
for the University Library.

From the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme
Council of Masons - 2 copies of "Our Public Schools",
sent at the request of Silas E. Ross, for the University
Library.

From Mrs. Harriet Spann, Reno - 554 volumes of general
literature for the University Library.

From Clark J. Guild, Reno, through the Friends of the
University Library - $5 for purchase of a book in memory
of Francis M. Young.

From Herbert C. Jones, San Jose, California - a copy of
William Breyfogle's "Make Free: The Story of the Under-
ground Railroad", for the University Library.

From Donald E. Chruch, Alexandria, Virginia - 615 vol-
umes for the University Library from the Estate of his
father, Dr. James E. Church, Jr., with appropriate
bookplates.

From the A-1 Supply Company, Reno - subscription to
"Nation's Business" for the next 3 years for the College
of Business Administration.

From Robert F. Benjamin, San Francisco, Executor of the
Estate of George Edward Crothers - framed picture of
Senator James G. Fair, which will be placed in the new
Engineering-Mines building.

From Fong Brothers, Las Vegas, Nevada - $1310 represent-
ing total receipts from Fong's Garden anniversary cele-
bration for the book fund in Nevada Southern Regional
Division Library.

From the Las Vegas Rotary Club - $14 (representing the
weekly "kitty") for the purchase of additional Library
books for the Nevada Southern Regional Division Library.

From Mr. G. I. Griggen, Las Vegas - $25 to purchase
reference materials in the area of Business Administra-
tion for the Library of the Nevada Southern Regional
Division.

From the Nevada Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa - subscrip-
tion to the magazine "Phi Delta Kappan", for the Uni-
versity Library.

From Clark J. Guild, Jr., Reno, through "Friends of the
University Library" - $10 for purchase of a book in
memory of Oscar D. Jepson.

From Mrs. Irene L. Fritschi, Reno, through "Friends of
the University Library" - $5 for purchase of a book in
memory of Oscar D. Jepson.

From Howard L. Cunningham, Reno, through "Friends of
the University Library" - $5 for purchase of a book in
memory of Oscar D. Jepson.

From Mrs. Genevieve J. Jones, Reno - 126 volumes of
history and travel for the University Library.

From Senator Howard Cannon, Las Vegas - special sesqui-
centennial edition of the Collected Works of Abraham
Lincoln, in 8 volumes with index, for the University
Library.

From Fred M. Anderson, Reno - $10 for the Library of
the Orvis School of Nursing, in memory of Henry L.
Stephens and Alfred E. Brush, both of Carson City.

From William Garell, Victor Cleaners, Reno - cleaned,
free of charge, 2 felt tablecloths used in the Con-
ference Room of Morrill Hall.

Scholarships

From Mrs. H. L. Klute, Reno - $300 to cover the Klute
Scholarships in Foreign Languages for the year 1959-60.

From Moritz Zenoff, Henderson - $100 to cover the Moritz
Zenoff Scholarship in Journalism for the year 1959-60.

From the Standard Oil Company of California, through the
State Board for Vocational Education - $300 as a special
Standard Oil FFA Scholarship for Larry Miller.

From the Sales Executives Club of Southern Nevada - $375
to cover the scholarships offered by the Sales Execu-
tives Club of Southern Nevada to Nevada Southern Region-
al Division for 1959-60.

From Indian Education Division, Nevada State Department
of Education - $270 to be used as special scholarships
for Barbara Williams, Erman T. Bill and Whitney Brown.

From the Women's Auxiliary to the Washoe County Medical
Society - $350 to be used as a special scholarship for
Jo Anne Elkin in the Orvis School of Nursing.

From White Pine County Medical Auxiliary - $350 to be
used as a special scholarship for Sandra Brown in the
Orvis School of Nursing.

From the National Restaurant Foundation, Chicago, Il-
linois - $500 as the first annual payment on a $1000
J. H. Heinz Scholarship Award for Jo Anne Nelson to
further her education in the field of Food Service
Administration.

From the Soroptimist Club of Reno - $250 to be used
as a special scholarship for Diane Nelson and $250 to
be used as a special scholarship for Beverly Staples,
the recipients of scholarship awards given at the Miss
Nevada Pageant.

From Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Las Vegas - $1000
to cover the Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier scholar-
ships in Electrical Engineering and Physics for the
year 1959-60.

From Raymond L. Smith, Reno - $2000 to cover the
Harold's Club scholarships for the year 1959-60.

From the El Capitan Club, Hawthorne - $500 to cover the
El Capitan Club scholarships for the current semester.

From the Women's Auxiliary to the Clark County Medical
Society - $500 to provide 2 special scholarships in
the Orvis School of Nursing.

From the American Potash & Chemical Corporation, Los
Angeles, California - $375 to cover the American Potash
& Chemical Corporation scholarship for the current
semester.

From the Reno Rotary Club - $350 to cover the Rotary
Club scholarship for the year 1959-60.

From the New China Club, Reno - $2000 to cover the New
China Club scholarships for the year 1959-60.

From Dick Graves, Sparks - $2500 to be credited to the
Dick Graves Scholarship Fund.

From the Sparks 20-30 Club - $100 to cover the Sparks
20-30 Club scholarship.

From J. A. Hogle & Company, Reno - $300 to cover the
J. A. Hogle & Company scholarship in Business Adminis-
tration.

From the Las Vegas Business & Professional Women's Club
- $175 to be added to the scholarship fund of that or-
ganization for the Nevada Southern Regional Division.

Grants

From the Office of Education, U. S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare - $307 as supplementary
allocation for the year 1958-59, and $7740 as part
payment for the year 1959-60, to the National Defense
Student Loan Fund.

From the Public Health Service, U. S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare - $6420 as the first
payment on the grant of $12,840 for a research project,
"Role of Categorization in Interpersonal Perception"
to be carried on by Dr. Secord.

From the Small Business Administration, Washington, D.
C. - $15,000 representing the initial payment on a grant
of $32,123 for a research project, "The Extent of Retail
Advertising as a Management Tool -- Its Scope and Im-
portance in Small Business" to be carried on by the Col-
lege of Business Administration.

Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-
tary be instructed to write a note of thanks to the donors.

The President presented 3 additional gift items:

a) Copy of a letter from President Armstrong to Mrs. H.
Marye Thomas, the S Bar S Ranch, Wadsworth, Nevada,
dated September 18, 1959, putting in writing a request
of Mrs. Thomas in regard to the gift of her property.
The letter stated:

This will confirm for the record that we have
agreed that your plans for bequeathing the S Bar
S Ranch with its 315 acres to the University of
Nevada, together with the residue of your estate,
are still in accordance with the terms as described
in a letter under date of October 2, 1946, addressed
to you by former President Moseley, a copy of which
I left with you when I saw you recently. (Minutes
of September 21, 1946.)

Mrs. Thomas now asks that, upon receipt of the bequest,
the University agree to provide a suitable plaque for
the main ranch house on the west side, together with a
similar plaque at the entrance to the State highway,
memorializing the gift in appropriate detail. Presi-
dent Armstrong recommended that this stipulation be
accepted.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the request of Mrs. Thomas, as stated
above, be accepted as a further stipulation to the be-
quest.

b) Mr. Gordon A. Sampson, Vice President and General Man-
ager of the V & T Railroad at the time of its closing,
has offered to the University a gift of the original
tracings and maps consisting not only of the railway's
right-of-way, but all the quarter sections of land per-
taining thereto, with field notes in large quantity
complementing the maps, and including profile maps of
the entire line. These items were viewed by Dean
Blodgett who advised that they would be very valuable
to the College of Engineering. As a result of Dean
Blodgett's visit and discussion with Mr. Hill, Mr.
Sampson proposed in a letter dated October 3, 1959:

That all the material to be donated be first re-
ceived by Director Hill for the purpose of inventory
and correlation. The donor, who is personally fa-
miliar with these records, extends his services for
the purpose of helpful identification information.
That whatever material Dean Blodgett selects be
turned over to the Department of Civil Engineering
as aid in the education of undergraduates. That
Mr. Hill in the name of the future Reference and
Research Library obtain a receipt from Dean
Blodgett.

In a later letter, dated October 9, 1959, to President
Armstrong, Mr. Sampson stated:

There are no conditions attached to my proposed
donation and your recommendation to the Board will
be final. If it is your desire not to have this
material pass through the hands of the Library, it
will be agreeable to me.

The President recommended that the procedure outlined
in Mr. Sampson's letter of October 3 be followed.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that the gifts offered by Mr. Sampson be
accepted, and that the procedure contained in the letter
from Mr. Sampson of October 3 concerning an original
inventory and correlation by Mr. Hill prior to the loan
of these materials to the Civil Engineering Department
be followed, and also that the offer of Mr. Sampson's
assistance be accepted.

c) From Readers' Digest Foundation, a second annual check
for the University of Nevada Readers' Digest Special
Feature Article Travel Fund (for Journalism).

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the gift from Readers' Digest be ac-
cepted and the firm thanked.

5. Personnel Recommendations

Personnel recommendations were presented by President
Armstrong with his recommendation that they be approved,
as follows:

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

Appointments as follows:

Ella Marie Morgan as Home Agent in Washoe County at a
salary rate of $6300 based on 12 months service, ef-
fective October 1, 1959 (replacing M. Gertrude Hayes,
who is retiring).

Edgar L. Piper as Junior Herdsman in the Animal Hus-
bandry Department at a salary rate of $4450 based on
12 months service, effective October 1, 1959 (replac-
ing Duane Conn).

Lyle Lewis Brown as Graduate Research Assistant in
Agronomy and Range Management at a salary rate of $2400
based on 12 months service, effective September 15, 1959
(replacing Robert Ferraro).

Allen D. Conn as Assistant in Research in Veterinary
Science at a salary rate of $4500 based on 12 months
service, effective August 1, 1959 (replacing Fred
Oliva).

Change in Status as follows:

Virginia Twitty from Home Agent in Clark County to Home
Agent Leader, at a salary rate of $8700 based on 12
months service, effective August 15, 1959 (replacing
Waneta Wittler).

Mary Coy Stanley from Home Agent in Lyon County to
Assistant Home Agent in Clark County at a salary rate
of $5800 based on 12 months service, effective Septem-
ber 1, 1959 (to fill an unfilled position).

Rollie Weaver from Assistant Agricultural Agent in
Washoe County to Agricultural Agent in Douglas, Storey
and Ormsby Counties, at a salary rate of $6400 based
on 12 months service, effective October 1, 1959 (re-
placing Grover Roberts).

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

Appointments as follows:

George W. Umbenhaur as Graduate Assistant in History
and Political Science at a salary of $1800 for the
academic year 1959-60 (new position).

Jerry Lee Gaines as Graduate Assistant in Physics at
a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
position).

Howard A. Hyatt as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a
salary of $1800 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
position).

James M. Kees as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a
salary of $1800 for the academic year 1959-60 (new
position).

Robert Gale Breene, Jr. as Lecturer in Physics at a
total salary of $1200 for the months of September and
October, 1959 (supplementary contract to Dr. Breene's
appointment as Research Associate until Dr. Eccles,
the regular replacement for Dr. Frazier, arrives).

Laura Grace Lunn as Lecturer in Psychology, Sociology
and Anthropology at a salary rate of $67.50 per month
for the Fall semester 1959.

Reappointment as follows:

Evelyn P. Falk as Graduate Assistant in Mathematics at
a salary of $900 for the Fall semester 1959.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Appointments as follows:

Boyd L. Fjeldsted as Assistant Professor of Business
Administration and Economics at a salary of $6300 for
the academic year 1959-60 (replacing Stephen Barres).

Levern Franklin Graves as Assistant Professor of Busi-
ness Administration and Economics at a salary of $6600
for the academic year 1959-60 (new position).

Richard E. Wilson as Assistant Professor of Business
Administration and Economics at a salary of $6300 for
the academic year 1959-60 (new position).

Frank W. Shattuck as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau
of Business and Economic Research at a salary of $200
per month for the period September 15, 1959 to May 31,
1960 (new position).

Reappointment as follows:

June Fant as Assistant in Business Administration at
a salary of $1100 for the Fall semester 1959.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Appointments as follows:

Calvin H. Reed as Associate Professor of Education at
a salary of $175 for the Post Session, 1959 Summer
Session.

Lucy Ann Nutty as Lecturer in Education at a salary of
$3000 for the Fall semester 1959 (replacing Jackson
Trippy).

Frederika B. Evans as Graduate Assistant in Education
at a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1959-60
(new position).

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Appointment as follows:

Keith A. Yarborough as Assistant Professor of Civil
Engineering at a salary of $6900 for the academic year
1959-60 (replacing E. O. Pfrang).

MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

Appointment as follows:

Jack S. Radcliffe as Laboratory Technician in the Nevada
Mining Analytical Laboratory at a salary rate of $4320
based on 12 months service, effective August 14, 1959
(replacing Alfred L. Kelly).

Paul A. Weyler as Junior Chemist in the Nevada Mining
Analytical Laboratory, effective September 15, 1959,
at a salary rate of $5700 per year based on 12 months
service (new positon).

NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION

Appointments in the Fall 1959 Evening Division as follows:
(all assignments at Nellis Air Force Base)

Arthur F. Coombs, Lecturer in History - $375
Paul Davey, Lecturer in Mathematics - $375
Victor O. Fischer, Lecturer in Accounting - $500
Elmer Gunderson, Lecturer in Business Administration -
$375
Murray Marcus, Lecturer in Psychology - $375

ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING

Appointment as follows:

Marjorie Bauer as Assistant Professor of Nursing at a
salary of $6500 for the academic year 1959-60.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

Approval of contract as follows:

Patricia Anne Reynolds as AWS President at a salary of
$60 per month for the academic year 1959-60.

Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the personnel items be approved as pre-
sented.

6. Regents Building Committee

Dr. Anderson, Chairman of the Committee, read the minutes
of meetings held since the last meeting of the Board of
Regents.

a) Minutes of the meeting of August 24, 1959, were read as
follows:

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Dr.
Anderson, at 8:30 P.M. on the above date in Room 205,
Morrill Hall.

Present were the following members of the Building Com-
mittee in addition to Dr. Anderson: Mr. Arnold, Dr.
Lombardi, Mr. Tyson. Also present were Mr. Rogers,
University Engineer; and President Armstrong. In ad-
dition, members of the Engineering-Mines Building Com-
mittee of the University, as well as representatives of
the architects, were invited to be present as follows:
Dean Blodgett, Dean Scheid, Professor Sandorf, Professor
Van Dyke, Professor Bonell, Professor Mc Girk; repre-
senting the architects were Mr. De Longchamps, Mr.
Harrison, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Hanthorn.

Dean Blodgett discussed the new preliminary plans, as
prepared by the architects, for the Engineering-Mines
building. This involved a return to the original rec-
tangular shape for the building, with a separate build-
ing provided for Nuclear Engineering. This particular
plan provides more floor space and less maintenance of
exterior walls and is considered preferable. Dean
Blodgett indicated that the Nuclear building should
handle the foreseeable needs of the University's program
for the next 10 years or more and that no hazards from
radiation will be present. Any future development of
Nuclear Engineering would involve moving to some dis-
tance from the present site after the developmental
stage is completed.

Dean Blodgett indicated that the architects are giving
consideration to the possibility of providing suitable
structural components in the building so that an ad-
ditional story can be added to take care of later ex-
pansion. The basic problem is one of cost.

Dean Scheid indicated that the present plan will meet
the needs of the Bureau of Mines and the Analytical
Laboratory for 15 years or more. For the entire School
of Mines he indicated that there will be a need for
more academic space in approximately 10 years and that
the contemplated expansion of the Mines section of the
new building would carry a large part of the academic
needs.

There was discussion concerning the connecting ramps
between the new building, the Mackay School of Mines
and the present new Engineering building, so that
pedestrian traffic beneath could be provided for.

After further discussion a motion was made by Mr. Arnold
and seconded by Mr. Tyson as follows: that the prelim-
inary plans, as submitted by the architects, be approv-
ed, including (1) a rectangular plan for the main build-
ing, (2) a separate Nuclear building to be located in
the western area of the plan, (3) that connecting ramps
to the Mackay School of Mines and the present new En-
gineering building should be constructed to as to pro-
vide for pedestrian traffic underneath, (4) that the
orientation of the Heating Plant should be as shown
on the optional plan of the architects, (5) that there
should be no doors installed on the second floors be-
tween the Mining and Engineering sections of the build-
ing. The motion was approved unanimously.

After further discussion the Engineering-Mines Building
Committee recommended that future expansion should be
provided for in the following manner: (1) if it is
feasible, a structure for the Mines section should be
provided sufficient to carry an additional floor; (2)
expansion of the Engineering facility would be accom-
plished as shown in the plan submitted by the archi-
tects.

A motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, that
future expansion be accomplished as indicated above,
was approved unanimously.

It was pointed out that the scope of the entire project
ceases to increase as of this action by the Regents
Building Committee in approving the preliminary plans,
and that no further additional space requests can be
considered.

Members of the Engineering-Mines Building Committee and
the representatives of the architects left the meeting
at this point.

The second item of business was consideration of the
preliminary plans for the Heating Plant as submitted
by the architects. They were described and discussed by
Mr. Rogers, who pointed out that the plans provide room
for the addition of two more boilers and that the plant
will have ultimate capacity sufficient to serve most of
the present and contemplated buildings in the main part
of the Campus. Mr. Rogers recommended approval of the
plans. A motion was made by Mr. Arnold, seconded by
Dr. Lombardi, to approve the plans as submitted, and
unanimously approved.

The third item of business concerned a report on prog-
ress of plans for the Health and Physical Education
building in Las Vegas. Mr. Rogers displayed the plans
in their present stage, indicating that they are ap-
proximately 50% complete and moving along satisfacto-
rily. Some of the details were discussed and the mem-
bers of the Building Committee took note of the fact
that the preliminary plans had previously been approved
by the entire Board at the meeting in May.

President Armstrong read a letter from the architec-
tural firm of Ferris & Erskine, indicating their desire
to serve as architects for the contemplated addition
to the Jot Travis Student Union building. A copy of
the letter had also been sent to the State Planning
Board. It was agreed that no action should be taken
at this time, pending a recommendation by the Planning
Board.

President Armstrong reported having received word from
Mr. Silas Ross to the effect that the family of the
late Dr. J. E. Church would like to have Dr. Church's
ashes, together with those of his wife, entombed in
the Fine Arts building, which is named for Dr. Church.
After discussion, it was moved by Mr. Arnold and
seconded by Dr. Lombardi that provision be made for
a cornerstone for the Fine Arts building and for suf-
ficient space behind it for the entombment of the
ashes, with the understanding that note of this fact
will be provided in the inscription beneath Dr. Church's
picture to be hung somewhere in the building. The
motion was approved.

The meeting adjourned at 10:40 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles J. Armstrong
President

b) Minutes of the meeting of September 3, 1959 were read
as follows:

1. The meeting was held in Room 205, Morrill Hall, at
7:30 P.M. Present were Dr. Anderson, Chairman; Dr.
Lombardi, Mr. Arnold; Mr. Hellman, Architect; Mr.
Christensen and Dean Adams of the College of Agri-
culture; and Mr. Rogers, University Engineer.

2. The plans for the Agricultural Mechanics Facility
and Shop building were discussed and a motion by
Mr. Arnold to approve the preliminary plans was
seconded by Dr. Lombardi, and passed unanimously.

3. Dr. Anderson discussed the meeting with the State
Planning Board on Capital Improvements, which was
attended by Dr. Anderson and Mr. Rogers on August
28, 1959, in Carson City, at the Planning Board
office.

a. The Planning Board requested that design money
be requested first, and construction money the
following year, on any building project.

b. The Planning Board will request the Attorney
General to advise them of the termination date
of the option on the Capurro property to the
north of that just purchased, and if the option
has only a short time to run, the University
was asked to request money to pick up that op-
tion now. If it is to run approximately 4
years, then it would be postponed, and the
money requested at a later date.

c. Money necessary to complete the purchase of the
land adjacent to the Fine Arts building was dis-
cussed. It is felt that the report of the real-
tors who are negotiating for the purchase should
come in first, so that a more correct sum could
be requested.

d. The need for more property for the Las Vegas
Campus was discussed. The Planning Board agreed
to support the purchase of more property. The
University is to investigate property which
could be purchased, and arrive at a figure which
might be more realistic than the $150,000 now
requested.

e. The Planning Board approved the preliminary
plans for the Engineering-Mines building, the
Heat Plant building and the Agricultural Me-
chanics Facility and Shop building plans, with
the provision that the plans for the Agricul-
tural Mechanics Facilty and Shop building be
approved by the Board of Regents, and with the
provision that the Engineer for the Heat Plant
be requested to investigate placing the Heat
Plant farther to the north, allowing greater
distance between the Heat Plant and the new
Engineering building.

f. Mr. Bissell requested and received approval for
the deletion from the construction budget, as
presented by the Planning Board staff to the
architects for the Engineering-Mines building of
approximately $90,000. The architects did not
understand that Mr. Bissell had set aside 3% of
the construction budget as a contingency fund,
and the architects used 4% as a contingency item
which amounted to approximately $90,000. The
members of the Regents present at the meeting
feel that the $90,000 should not be deleted from
the project, but that the amount necessary for
furnishings be more closely scrutinized, with
the view that possibly this $90,000 should go
into that budgeted item, or if not needed there,
back into the construction budget. The faculty
committee and the University Engineer's office
are to study the furnishings necessary, and
estimate the amount needed. Action will then
be taken to request the Planning Board to re-
place the money in the construction budget if
any or none of the money is needed for furnish-
ings.

4. After the meeting of the 3rd of September, at ap-
proximately 9 P.M., the Regents present and Mr.
Rogers visited the site of the Heat Plant and it
was the consensus that the Heat Plant should be
moved approximately 10 feet to the north.

5. The meeting was adjourned after this visit to the
Heat Plant site.

James Rogers
Acting Secretary

Referring to item 3.d, minutes of September 3, 1959, the
Chairman appointed a committee of Mr. Elwell, Mr. Germain
and himself to check with owners of property adjoining the
Las Vegas Campus to determine what might be available to the
University and directed the committee to use the figure al-
ready agreed upon, $150,000, until the sum is studied fur-
ther and it is determined whether or not it is realistic.

Referring to item 3.e, minutes of September 3, 1959, Mr.
Rogers reported that Mr. Bissell was under the impression
that the Regents Building Committee and the State Planning
Board Committee would meet to discuss the location of the
Heat Plant. It was agreed by President Armstrong and Dr.
Anderson that this was not their understanding.

c) Minutes of the meeting of September 21, 1959 were read
as follows:

The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met with
the members of the Planning Board in the office of the
Chairman of the Planning Board, Mr. C. V. Isbell, at
7:30 P.M. on the above date. All members of the Re-
gents Committee were present, including Dr. Anderson,
Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Crumley and Mr. Tyson.
Members of the Planning Board present were Mr. Isbell,
Mr. Bissell, Mr. Fitz, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Empey and Mr.
Sandorf. Also present were University Engineer Rogers
and President Armstrong.

The first item of business was the selection of an
architect for the advance planning of the Social Science
building on the Reno Campus. Mr. Bissell indicated that
HHFA will undoubtedly approve the award of funds for
such advance planning, which in turn will be repaid to
HHFA when the Legislature appropriates the funds for
the construction of the building. After considerable
discussion the Planning Board submitted the names of 5
architectural firms including 2 from out of state. Af-
ter consideration by members of the Regents Building
Committee, it was mutually agreed with members of the
Planning Board that the choice of architects should be
as follows in the order of preference:

1. Vhay & Associates
2. Hellman & Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a joint
venture
3. Knighton & Daniels

Mr. Bissell indicated that the schedule which the archi-
tects would be asked to meet would be to have complete
advance plans and specifications and cost estimates in
the office of the Planning Board by November 15, 1959.
It was agreed that if necessary the architects could be
granted an extension until December 15 to provide such
information and if necessary an estimate of the cost of
construction would be listed in the Planning Board's
recommendations to the Legislature with the actual
figure to be supplied at a later date.

The second matter of business was approval of the pre-
liminary plans for structural corrections to the Mackay
School of Mines building, together with cost estimates
as submitted by the Project Engineer. After discussion
the plans and cost estimates were unanimously approved
by the Regents Building Committee.

The third item of business was consideration of the pre-
liminary plans for the Science and Technology building,
Las Vegas Campus. After discussion and examination of
the plans, a motion to approve the plans was unanimously
approved by members of the Regents Building Committee.

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles J. Armstrong
President

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-
mously that the actions of the Regents Building Committee
as recorded in the minutes of the meetings of August 24,
1959, September 3, 1959 and September 21, 1959 be ratified.

7. Bid Openings

Bid openings as follows were presented by Mr. Rogers and
recommended for approval by Dr. Armstrong:

a) Grading and Gravel, Clark Field Parking Lot

A meeting was held in the Comptroller's Office at 4 P.M.
on Friday, August 28, 1959 for the purpose of opening
bids for Fine Grading and Placing of Gravel for the
Clark Field Parking Lot. Notice had duly appeared in
local papers. Present: Henry Hattori, Office Manager,
Comptroller's Office, Mary Moulton, Administrative
Assistant to the Comptroller, and Assistant Engineer
Whalen.

Bids were opened by Mr. Whalen as follows:

Earl E. Games, 1380 Humboldt Street, Reno, Nevada
- accompanied by bid bond - $2,673

George Grifall Company, P. O. Box 1141, Reno, Nevada
- accompanied by bid bond - $4,445

George E. Miller Construction Company, P. O. Box
1728, Reno, Nevada
- not accompanied by bid bond, certified check or
cashier's check - $3,875

It is recommended that a contract be awarded to Earl
E. Games in the amount of $2,673 to accomplish the work.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ James D. Rogers
University Engineer

Approved:

Perry W. Hayden, Comptroller
Charles J. Armstrong, President

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the acceptance of the bid and the
awarding of the contract be approved.

b) Remodeling, Las Vegas Building

Bids were opened at Southern Regional Division Campus
at 2 P.M., Friday, September 11, 1959, by William D.
Carlson for the remodeling of the Faculty Room, Humani-
ties building, to be used as a Physics Laboratory.

Two bids were submitted and are as follows:

Lembke Construction Company - accompanied by bid
bond
Base Bid $8,390
Alternate A 1,820

Robert J. Gordon Construction Company - accompanied
by bid bond
Base Bid $8,997
Alternate A 1,725

Notice had duly appeared in local papers in Las Vegas.

Those present for the bid opening were: Dean Carlson,
Walter W. Seegers, Charles Evans, Horton J. Stone and
Mrs. Fellman.

It is recommended that a contract be awarded to the
lowest bidder, Lembke Construction Company in the amount
of $8,390 for base bid only.

There are funds available in the Southern Regional
Special Equipment Budget in the amount of $7,584, and
in the Southern Regional Evening Division Budget in
the amount of $651.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ James D. Rogers
University Engineer

Approved:

P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
Charles J. Armstrong, President

Dr. Anderson discussed certain information he had to
the effect that Lembke Construction Company, in its
recent works, was not performing to the satisfaction of
the architects. Mr. Grant suggested, and the members
of the Board agreed informally, that the Buildings and
Grounds Head in Las Vegas be instructed to supervise
the present remodeling job and call attention to any
lack in work performance and that Dean Carlson be
notified of this action.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the acceptance of the bid and the
awarding of the contract be approved.

c) Installation of Foreign Language Laboratory

A bid opening was held in Room 205, Morrill Hall, on
Friday, October 2, 1959. Notice had duly appeared in
local papers calling for bids for Installation of a
Foreign Language Laboratory in Humanities Building,
University of Nevada, Reno Campus. Present were Pres-
ident Armstrong, Miss Terry, Secretary to the Presi-
dent, Comptroller Hayden, and Assistant Engineer
Whalen.

Bids were opened by President Armstrong at 4 P.M. as
follows:

Mc Curry-Sidener Company - accompanied by bid bond
- $11,999

Photo and Sound Company - marked "no bid"

Mc Curry-Sidener Company bid is within the estimate as
prepared by the office of the University Engineer, and
funds are available in the Special Equipment Budget,
authorized by the last Legislature.

It is recommended that the contract be awarded to Mc
Curry-Sidener Company for the amount of $11,999.

Respectfully submitted,

James D. Rogers
University Engineer

Approved:

P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
Charles J. Armstrong, President

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
unanimously that the acceptance of the bid and the
awarding of the contract be approved.

8. Progress Report on Building Program

Mr. Rogers reported:

a) Some loss of time was experienced on construction of the
Dining Hall, the Greenhouse and the Men's Dormitory due
to the local strike.

b) The Sierra Pacific Power Company has consented to in-
stall a gas line on Evans Avenue about to the point of
construction of the married housing units, and is asking
for an easement or right-of-way to allow them to make
repairs on their line.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the Regents authorize the granting of
the right-of-way, pending study and opinion from Mr.
Porter, and that the Regents Building Committee be
authorized to proceed if the Attorney General's opinion
is favorable.

c) Final plans for the Health and Physical Education build-
ing in Las Vegas have been completed and are now being
checked by the University Engineer. They will then be
submitted to the State Planning Board. President Arm-
strong recommended that, when the plans are ready for
final approval, if that should be prior to the next
meeting of the Board, the Building Committee be empower-
ed to approve them.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the Regents Building Committee be
authorized to approve the final plans for the Las
Vegas building, in consultation with the Las Vegas
members of the Board.

d) Mr. Grant called attention to the lake behind the
Housing Project now being constructed. He urged re-
moval or other corrective measures for health and safety
reasons. The President suggested that the University
Engineer be instructed to pursue the matter to see if
the lake might be filled and drainage provided.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that the University Engineer be instructed
to study the problem of the lake now in the area of the
housing units and make recommendation at the next meet-
ing.

e) Mr. Rogers reported that the City did not approve the
earlier request of the University for extension of Evans
Avenue.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the University Engineer be instructed
to pursue previous efforts with the City of Reno to have
Evans Avenue carried through and paved.

f) President Armstrong reported that the University has
initiated its application for a Women's Dormitory and
the pre-application form which justified the need has
been prepared and sent to HHFA. HHFA has indicated
that they will move immediately to earmark funds, which
reportedly are being rapidly depleted.

g) President Armstrong told of a telephone call from Mr.
S. J. Nielsen in which Mr. Nielsen proposed a trade of
the triangular parcel of .83 acres on his property,
which was not included in the official appraisal, for
a parcel on the Ladino Dairy Farm of about 2 or 2 1/2
acres. The Chairman requested the President to refer
the matter to Mr. Crumley as part of his duties in
disposition of the Farm.

h) President Armstrong suggested that plans be made for
laying the cornerstone for the Fine Arts building. A
letter from Dr. Church's son indicated that he and his
wife, and possibly their son, plan to attend the cere-
mony and the entombment of the ashes of Dr. Church.
Completion of the J. E. Church Fine Arts building is
expected late in February 1960.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the Grand Lodge of Masons be invited
to lay the cornerstone for the Fine Arts building, and
that a suitable date be worked out with the Masonic
order.

i) The architect for the Agricultural-Mechanics Facility
on the Experiment Station Farm has asked whether or not
he should provide for a cornerstone for that building.
President Armstrong recommended that an appropriate
sign be placed near the entrance door to designate the
building.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that a cornerstone not be laid for the Agri-
cultural-Mechanics building, but than an appropriate
sign be used as proposed by President Armstrong.

j) Mr. Rogers explained that it will be necessary to
complete the Dining Hall before the site for the new
Library can be cleared by razing the present Infirmary,
because the plan is to use the present Dining Hall
quarters to house the Infirmary until new quarters
can be provided in the Student Union.

k) The new Library is in an advanced planning stage. Pre-
liminary plans have been approved by the Regents and
the architects are preparing the final drawings.

l) The Regents discussed the matter of cornerstones, es-
pecially as to what buildings or what type of buildings
should have cornerstones, so that future building plans
might provide for cornerstones for those structures for
which they are desired.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that cornerstones be placed in all major
buildings on both Campuses.

9. Space Utilization Studies

President Armstrong submitted proposal received from Walter
C. Jacobs, President of S. U. A., Inc. for survey analysis
and schematic planning services in connection with the de-
velopment program of the University, confirming the presen-
tation of Mr. Jacobs on August 14, 1959 to the Board of Re-
gents and members of the State Planning Board.

Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-
mously that the Regents decline the proposal of S. U. A.

10. Newland's Farm Water Rights (See Minutes of January 4, 1957)

President Armstrong reported on the court hearing requested
by the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District which was held on
September 14, 1959 to have the State show reason why the
injunction against T. C. I. D. should not be removed. Mr.
Fleming was called to testify at the court hearing and Dean
Adams accompanied him. Report from Dean Adams was that,
after conference between Judge Priest, Mr. Paul of the
Attorney General's Office, Mr. Mc Cormick, Mr. Fleming and
Dean Adams, it was agreed to ask the presiding judge to
allow a conference with officials of T. C. I. D. The group
met and decided that maintenance charges were just, but
that the question of a water right was not sufficiently
clear to make a commitment. In conference with T. C. I. D.,
it was agreed that:

(1) Dean Adams would recommend that the University pay
maintenance charges ($1.60) per acre per year on 132
acres.

(2) T. C. I. D. would continue to furnish water to the
Station and would not press the question of water
rights.

President Armstrong recommended that the agreements reached
in conference (1 and 2 above) be approved.

Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the University agree to pay maintenance
charges as per above agreement.

The question as to whether or not the University should
purchase water rights was referred to Deputy Attorney Gen-
eral Porter.

11. Citizens Advisory Committee for the Orvis School of Nursing

President Armstrong presented, with his recommendation for
approval, the request from Dean Gilkey that the following
changes be made in membership on the Citizens Advisory
Committee for the Orvis School of Nursing:

Mrs. J. Binaris should be replaced by:

Mrs. Joseph Mangano
President State Pharmaceutical Auxiliary
950 Sutro Street, Reno

Mr. John Gamble replaced by:

Mr. Charles Ryan
Certification Office
State Department of Education
Carson City, Nevada

Mr. Stewart E. Paquette replaced by:

Mr. Hugh Densmore
President State Pharmaceutical Association
245 Bartlett Street, Reno

Dr. A. U. Riccardi replaced by:

Dr. Marcus E. Waltz, D. M. D.
President Washoe County Dental Association
681 Casazza Drive, Reno

Mrs. Noah Smernoff replaced by:

Mrs. Lee Sanders
President Washoe County Medical Auxiliary
1130 Mt. Rose Street, Reno

Dr. Roland Stahr replaced by:

Dr. Ernest Mack
President State Medical Association
505 South Arlington, Reno

Mrs. Mary Williams replaced by:

Mrs. Ethelda Thelen
Director State Department of Public Health Nursing
755 Ryland Street, Reno

Miss Julia Ibarra should be asked to serve for an additional
term of one year:

Miss Julia Ibarra
President Nevada State Nurses Association
Veteran's Administration Center
1000 Locust Street, Reno

Mr. Clyde Fox, who resigned, replaced by:

Mr. Earl Horton
Administrator Washoe Medical Center
Mill and Kerman, Reno
(for a term of 2 years)

Major Elizabeth Moritz, who declined last year because of
leaving the area, replaced by:

Major Katherine Thompson
Chief Nursing Officer
Stead Air Force Base, Reno
(for a term of 2 years)

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried
unanimously that the President be authorized to extend
invitations to these individuals to serve on the Citizens
Advisory Committee for the Orvis School of Nursing.

12. 1960 Winter Olympics

Dr. Fritz Kramer, Chairman of the University 1960 Olympic
Committee, had been invited to meet with the Regents at
this time to give a brief report on the work of his Com-
mittee. The Committee has had 4 meetings, and Dr. Kramer
presented the following information and suggestions on
behalf of the Committee:

a) That there be a University-wide Open House the week
prior to the opening of the games and during the period
of the games. President Armstrong explained plans to
have the foreign language students act as guides to
the visitors during this time and to have some of the
athletes invited to the houses in small groups.

b) That a souvenir program of the special events taking
place during the 3-week period be printed for distri-
bution.

c) That the University present souvenir pins to the ath-
letes and others, which would be of a design to include
the University of Nevada and the 1960 Olympics.

d) That the Art Department design a flag pole which would
display the colors of the participating nations to be
placed near the entrance to the Campus. The Alumni
Association has undertaken the financing of this proj-
ect.

e) The University of Nevada students will suspend the an-
nual Winter Carnival for the year 1960 so as not to
interfere with the Olympics.

f) The University is being asked to provide housing for
approximately 400 members of the bands which may be at
Squaw Valley for the pageant to be put on by Walt Disney
Studios. The students will be housed in the old Gym-
nasium, and arrangements are being worked out for feed-
ing the group. No cash outlay will be necessary on the
part of the University.

g) Policy concerning absences of faculty members and stu-
dents who will be involved in the Olympics, either on a
paid basis or a voluntary basis, should be established.

President Armstrong discussed the possibility that the Uni-
versity of Nevada might be designated as host institution
by the Organizing Committee, which would spread the name
of the University of Nevada around the world.

Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
unanimously that the President be authorized to request
that the University of Nevada be designated as host in-
stitution, or host University.

The souvenir pin was further discussed. President Armstrong
described two designs furnished by the Art Department.
These were discussed with certain changes suggested. The
President recommended that a suitable pin be provided along
the lines of the proposed designs.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that the President be authorized to provide
suitable souvenir pins for visiting athletes and others
who may be designated to receive them, and that Dr.
Armstrong and Professor Sheppard be authorized to work
out the details.

13. Names of Buildings (and Commencement Speaker)

Dr. Anderson discussed the need for naming some of the Uni-
versity buildings now being constructed, as well as some
of those already in use to which names have been assigned
unofficially. He asked for suggestions from the other
members of the Board so that the Building Committee would
have some ideas to work with. Reference was made to the
report of the Regents Building Committee in minutes of
April 11, 1959. Mr. Germain proposed that the Building
Committee notify the Regents when suggestions are in order
and that a deadline be set, to start the other members of
the Board thinking of names.

To initiate thinking and discussion, Dr. Anderson proposed:

a) That Walter Van Tilburg Clark be named as the next
Commencement speaker.

b) That the housing units under construction be named
after Walter E. Clark, former President, and that ap-
propriate ceremonies be held dedicating the project
during the time that the son is here for the Commence-
ment Exercises.

These matters were generally discussed. Mr. Grant proposed
that anyone who wishes to suggest names for new buildings
get them in to the Building Committee before the next meet-
ing of the Board. Mr. Crumley suggested that the Building
Committee send a letter to each member of the Board list-
ing buildings which are to be named, dividing the list into
"buildings already constructed", "buildings under construc-
tion" and "buildings in planning stage".

There was agreement by consensus, and Dr. Anderson agreed
to carry out the suggestion.

Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried
unanimously that the Regents give further consideration to
the action taken in its meeting of April 11, 1959, item
23 Regents Building Committee Report concerning naming
of buildings.

Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried
unanimously that a committee, of which Dr. Armstrong
would be a member, be appointed to suggest the Commence-
ment speaker and report at the next meeting.

14. President's Informal Report

President Armstrong reported as follows:

a) There has been some thinking among the State agencies
along the lines of compulsory retirement for classi-
fied personnel. There seems to be no objection from
the State Personnel Department, from the Retirement
Board, or from Keith Lee, State Controller. Dr. Arm-
strong proposed that the University consider the pos-
sibility of setting a mandatory retirement age 70 for
classified personnel and proposed that January 1, 1961
be considered as the effective date so that no present
employee would be immediately affected. Mr. Porter
offered to try to get further information on the sub-
ject.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
unanimously that the President proceed as discussed
above, and submit a recommendation to the Regents prior
to the next Regents meeting, working with Mr. Porter.

b) Mrs. Ruth Stornetta has appealed to the Board of Regents
to be excused from the physical examination required of
all entering regular students, for reasons of religion,
basing her appeal on provision of the statutes of Nevada
concerning exemption of students in the public schools.
President Armstrong referred to NRS 396.530 in which
the University has the right to set examination require-
ments for entrance to the University. Mr. Porter con-
firmed the right of the University to set its own re-
quirements.

Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried,
with Mr. Tyson not voting and all others voting "aye",
that the appeal be denied.

15. Las Vegas Donor

Mr. Elwell discussed a possible gift of a building, ath-
letic field or other large project by Mrs. Joe W. Brown of
Las Vegas, but asked that the Regents assure the Las Vegas
members that the building or other project would bear the
name of her husband. The Las Vegas members indicated that
under no other condition would Mrs. Brown be interested in
making a large donation.

Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried unani-
mously that the Board of Regents authorize the Las Vegas
members to negotiate with Mrs. Brown and if she will finance
a project which is, in the opinion of the Las Vegas members,
of sufficient quality and amount to warrant naming the proj-
ect after her husband, that the Las Vegas members be au-
thorized to grant her request.

16. Comptroller's Records

President Armstrong presented the request of Comptroller
Hayden as follows:

Because of the storage problem I would like to obtain
approval to dispose of all payroll and voucher checks
together with our receipts through June 30, 1940 and,
now that we have a microfilm machine, that records be
microfilmed from July 1, 1940 up to the present time
and the University maintain checks and receipts for the
last 5 years. Then the first of every fiscal year we
would discard the records of the 6th year back, pro-
viding such records were microfilmed. This proposal
has been discussed with the auditors and they concur.

President Armstrong recommended approval, pending approval
of the State Board of Examiners.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
unanimously that the Comptroller be authorized to proceed
with the disposition of payroll and voucher checks and
receipts, as requested above, after clearing with the
State Board of Examiners.

17. Physical Examination - Food Handlers

President Armstrong presented the recommendation of the
Health Committee as follows, with his recommendation for
approval:

That all food handlers employed by the University of
Nevada Dining Hall, Student Union and Infirmary be re-
quired to have a chest X-ray or negative tuberculin
patch test prior to employment and annually thereafter.

Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried
unanimously that the recommendation be adopted, the ex-
pense to be borne by the employee.

18. Soils and Water Testing

President Armstrong discussed the problem of the Soils and
Water Testing Laboratory in the College of Agriculture as
to requests for testing for non-residents who are land-
owners in Nevada and for State and Federal agencies on a
courtesy basis. Dean Adams has asked for instructions and
interpretation of NRS 396.620 which states that work shall
be restricted to Nevada samples and Nevada citizens and
that such work within limits shall be done free of charge.

The matter was referred to Deputy Attorney General Porter
for study and report at the next meeting of the Board.

19. Academic Year and University Year

Dr. Armstrong proposed that the Regents establish a clear-
cut policy for the guidance of the Administration in issu-
ing contracts to staff members who work on the basis of an
"academic year" or a "University year". He presented the
following statements for consideration of the Board:

Proposed Definitions of Academic Year and University
Year

For contractual and other appropriate purposes the
Academic Year is defined as the 10 months period from
September 1 to June 30 inclusive. It contemplates the
observance of officially recognized national and State
holidays and such other recesses from offical on-campus
and off-campus duty as may be established at any time by
the Board of Regents or the President of the University.

For contractual and other appropriate purposes the Uni-
versity Year is defined as the 12 months period coin-
ciding with the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30 in-
clusive. It contemplates observance of officially
recognized national and State holidays and such other
recesses from official on-campus and off-campus duty
as may be established at any time by the Board of Re-
gents or the President of the University.

Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-
mously that the policy statements above be adopted.

20. Enrollment, Fall Semester 1959

The President reported on enrollment at close of registra-
tion, September 28, 1959. Matriculated students total 2699
as against 2448 for last year, an increase of 10.3%.

21. Next Meeting

President Armstrong suggested that the next meeting of the
Board be held in Las Vegas on November 21 and that suitable
ceremonies of dedication be held for Frazier Hall during
that weekend. He further proposed that there be no meeting
in December.

Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-
mously that the proposals of Dr. Armstrong be followed.

22. Payroll Complaint

For the information of the Board, Mr. Grant referred to a
letter from an employee at Nevada Southern regarding what
he considered unfair payroll arrangements in that checks
are issued only once a month. Mr. Hayden reported that
there are plans underway to put the payroll on IBM, the
middle of next year, and then he will be in a position to
issue payroll checks twice a month should it be desired.

23. Solar Energy Conference

Mr. Germain commented favorably on the University's activi-
ties in the Solar Energy field. He reported that the re-
sponse to the project in Las Vegas was very fine, and that
he believes the University has made a name for itself in
the field of Science by its participation in the project.

The meeting adjourned at 12:40 noon.

The next meeting will be held in Las Vegas on Saturday, November
21, 1959.

A. C. Grant
Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary