10/11/1946

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

October 11-12, 1946 



10-11-1946
Volume 5 - Pages 486-496

                       REGENTS MEETING
                     October 11-12, 1946

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9 A.M. in the President's office.  Present:
Regents Henningsen, Mc Namee, Sheerin, Sirkegian, Ross; Comp-
troller Gorman and President Moseley.

Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the reading of
the minutes of the regular meeting of the Board on June 8, 1946,
the special meeting of the Executive Committee on August 23,
1946, and the special meeting of the Board on September 21, 1946,
be dispensed with and that they be approved as submitted.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment for Fall Semester:

    Men     1193      Of the 1725, the following are attending:
    Women    532      Under the G. I. Bill                876
            1725      Under Vocational Rehabilitation      32
                                                          908

B.  Housing - Under University Supervision:  Women 209, Men 280,
                                             Couples 36.
              Not under University Supervision:  Men 11,
                                                 Couples 17.

    Manzanita Hall                       Artemisia Hall
    Students   112                       Students    94
    Adults       2                       Adults       1
               114                                   95

    Lincoln Hall                         Old Gymnasium
    Students   127                       Students    46

    Field House                          Trailers - Auto Court
    Students    27                       Couples     36

    Highland Terrace Project
    Dormitory No. 27 - Students 40
    Dormitory No. 28 - Students 40
    Dormitory No. 30 - Students 11 (not under University Super-
                                91  vision)

    Couples - 17 (not under University supervision)

C.  Gifts

    a)  Admiral James Fife donated $250 which was added to the
        President's Discretionary Fund.

    b)  Admiral James Fife also donated a Japanese Samurai sword
        which was captured at Baguio, Luzon, P. I. when American
        troups re-occupied the Phillippines, as a token memorial
        to Nevadans killed in World War II.

    c)  Admiral Joseph R. Redman donated $500 which, according
        to his wishes, was allocated as follows:  $100 to the
        Student Union Building Fund, $100 for a scholarship for
        excellence in the field of Communications, and $300 to
        be added to the President's Discretionary Fund.

    d)  Mrs. Albert Hilliard, an alumnus of Reno, gave $100 to
        the Student Union Building Fund.

    e)  Mr. and Mrs. Gray Mashburn of Carson City gave $100 to
        be awarded to Mr. William E. Hancock, student at the
        University of Nevada, as payment of the Gray A. Mashburn
        Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of their son
        who was killed overseas in World War II.

    f)  Mr. George E. Johnson of Reno gave $500 as the first half
        of the $1000 scholarship to be given by the Greek colony
        of Reno for the two Greek women students, Miss Sophia
        Paraskeva and Miss Angeline Constantinidou.

    g)  Mr. Marty Hess of Sonoma, California, gave 20 fully paid
        non-assessable shares in the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company,
        each share having a par value of $1.

    h)  Anonymous donors have given, through Dr. Laird, $200,
        which is the first of 2 payments, total $400, to be used
        for specific purposes at the discretion of the Head of
        the English Department.

D.  Personnel

    a)  Mr. Rex Daniels of Reno has been appointed by the Alumni
        Association as General Alumni Secretary, with an office
        on the Campus, his salary being paid entirely by the
        Alumni Association.

    b)  At the meeting of June 8, 1946, Dr. Sears was authorized
        to employ 3 Teaching Fellows at $800 per year each, with
        freedom from tuition and fees.  Under this arrangement,
        Mr. Louis Joseph D'Antonio and Mr. Manual Felix Drumm
        were employed.  It was necessary to divide the third
        Fellowship, 2/3 to Mr. Abraham Ravve and 1/3 to Mr.
        Stuart Lee.

    c)  Dr. Clark Emery, appointed to Assistant Professor of
        English at the meeting of June 8, 1946, decided not to
        accept the appointment since he had been offered a salary
        increase at Purdue.

    d)  Dr. J. V. Lewis, appointed as Assistant Professor of
        Mathematics, will not report for duty until the 2nd
        semester, February 1, 1947, because his work at the
        Aberdeen Proving Ground will not be completed until that
        time.

    e)  Mr. William L. Hall, appointed by the Board of Control
        for the Agricultural Experiment Station at the meeting
        of June 8, 1946, as Assistant Superintendent of the
        Newlands Field Station at Fallon, did not accept the ap-
        pointment because he could not be offered living quar-
        ters.

E.  Freshman Registration in February, 1946, and in September,
    1946, due to great increase in numbers, has overcrowded
    Campus facilities as follows:

    a)  There are 35 Sections in Freshman English as compared
        with 12 in the Fall of 1939.  Classes are held wherever
        there is room.

    b)  There are 13 Sections (and should be 17) of Freshman
        Foreign Languages as compared with 9 normal sized Sec-
        tions in 1939.

    c)  There are more than twice as many students registered in
        Mathematics as in any previous year.

    d)  Enrollment in Economics and Business Administration is
        several times that of any previous year.

    e)  Many Pre-Medical and Engineering students were unable to
        register in required courses in Chemistry and Pre-Medical
        and other students were unable to register in Botany, be-
        cause of lack of laboratory facilities.

    f)  Laboratory space and apparatus are insufficient for pres-
        ent registration in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

    g)  Many classes are too large for regular classrooms and are
        meeting in rooms unsuitable for the purpose.

    h)  Classes in Art are meeting in the Engineering classrooms,
        thereby interfering with work in Engineering.

    i)  Many classes are being taught by inexperienced part-time
        Assistants.

    j)  Many classes are too large due to lack of teaching staff.

    k)  Because of the large number of Freshmen who will become
        Sophomores next year, many new classes will need to be
        organized.

    l)  In order to prepare teachers for the public schools, De-
        partments of Music and Education need to be expanded and
        a Department of Geography created.

    m)  Little or no time is left to the members of the teaching
        staff for scholarly development.

    Over 1000 applicants for entrance were turned away, mostly
    G. I. students, and all out-of-state students.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the following
    students, candidates for degrees as approved by the Univer-
    sity faculty at its meeting on September 13, 1946, be granted
    the indicated degrees and diplomas:

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Bachelor of Arts

        Robert Bruce Bowen              Mary Honora Donlin
        Robert Donald Bruce             John Miller Jensen
        Rex Garrett Daniels             William Joseph Moran

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

        George Morton Dickerson

    Teacher's Diploma of Grammar Grade

        Laura Marjean Campbell

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

        Francis Neil Fisher

    ADVANCED DEGREES

    Master of Science

        James Patrick Coughlin

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Administration

     1)  That, effective September 1, 1946, the resignation of
         Mrs. Alice B. Marsh as Acting Dean of Women, be accept-
         ed.

     2)  That, effective September 1, 1946, until June 1, 1947,
         Mrs. Alice B. Marsh be granted a leave of absence on
         half salary, $125 per month, in order to take refresher
         courses in Home Economics, and that, upon her return to
         the University, she be returned to her former position
         as Assistant Professor of Home Economics.

     3)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Miss Elaine Mobley
         be appointed as Dean of Women at a salary of $3800 for
         the academic year, 1946-47, with one month's vacation.

     4)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Miss Barbara Thompson
         who has been appointed as Executive YWCA Secretary be
         given amount equivalent to room and board in Artemisia
         Hall for the academic year, 1946-47, as the University's
         share of her salary.

    Agricultural Extension Division

     5)  That, effective October 16, 1946 and until April 15,
         1947, Mr. Albert J. Reed, County Extension Agent, be
         granted a leave of absence at $150 per month from
         Federal funds, in order to do graduate study leading
         to the master's degree.

     6)  That, effective October 1, 1946, Mrs. Marie Watkins,
         Chief Clerk in the Agricultural Division, be increased
         in salary from $2400 to $2700 per year.

    Agricultural Economics

     7)  That the leave of absence of Dr. Eldon Wittwer, Profes-
         sor of Agricultural Economics, be extended, without pay,
         until February 1, 1947, in order that he may continue as
         Head of the Reno Office of the O. P. A.

     8)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Dr. Eldon Wittwer be
         employed on a part-time basis to teach 9 hours per week
         in the Department of Agricultural Economics during the
         Fall semester, 1946, at a salary of $1125 for the semes-
         ter.

     9)  That, effective October 1, 1946, and until February 1,
         1946, Mr. V. E. Scott of the Agricultural Extension
         Division, be employed in the College of Agriculture on
         a 1/4 time basis as Professor of Agricultural Economics
         and that 1/4 of his salary, $87.50 per month, be paid
         from University funds, the balance to remain on Exten-
         sion Division funds.

    Agriculture - Soils

    10)  That, effective September 16, 1946 and until February 1,
         1947, Mr. V. E. Spencer of the Agricultural Experiment
         Station be employed in the College of Agriculture on a
         1/3 time basis as Professor and Head of the Department
         of Soils and that 1/3 of his salary, $111.11 per month
         plus an additional compensation of $50 per month, be
         paid from University funds, the balance to remain on
         Experiment Station funds.

    11)  That, on or before January 1, 1947, a qualified Teach-
         ing and Research Assistant be employed at a salary of
         not to exceed $3600 per year, to devote 2/3 time to
         teaching and 1/3 time to research work, his salary to
         be apportioned accordingly between the College of Agri-
         culture and the Agricultural Experiment Station.

    Agronomy

    12)  That, effective October 1, 1946 and until February 1,
         1947, Mr. Howard Mason of the Agricultural Experiment
         Station be employed in the College of Agriculture on a
         1/4 time basis as Associate Professor of Agronomy and
         that 1/4 of his salary, $75.00 per month, be paid from
         University funds, the balance to remain on Experiment
         Station funds.

    Biology

    13)  That, effective July 1, 1946, Dr. E. W. Lowrance, As-
         sociate Professor of Biology, be increased in salary
         from $3400 to $3600 per year.

    Civil Engineering

    14)  That, effective July 1, 1946, the resignation of Mr.
         Eldon C. Grafton as Associate Professor of Structural
         Engineering, be accepted.

    15)  That, effective January 1, 1947, or at such earlier date
         as he may be able to secure release from his duties at
         the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Warren O.
         Wagner be appointed as Professor and Head of the Depart-
         ment of Civil Engineering at a salary of $4000 per year.
         Dr. Wagner has been on leave of absence since July 1941.

    16)  That, effective January 1, 1947, or earlier should Dr.
         Wagner return before that date, Professor F. L. Bixby
         be relieved, at his own request, of the duties as Head
         of the Department of Civil Engineering, with no change
         in salary status.

    17)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Mr. Robert C. Poolman
         be appointed as Instructor in Civil Engineering for the
         academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of $2600 for the
         year.

    Economics, Business Administration and Sociology

    18)  That, effective June 30, 1947, the resignation of Mr.
         E. G. Sutherland as Associate Professor of Economics,
         Business and Sociology, be accepted.

    Education

    19)  That, effective July 1, 1946, Miss Joanna Chapman, As-
         sistant Professor of Education, be increased in total
         salary from $2950 to $3250 per year.  The University
         pays 1/4 of the salary; the State Board for Vocational
         Education has already granted its share (3/4) of the
         increase.

    20)  That, effective September 16, 1946, the compensation
         for public school cooperating teachers who supervise
         our student teachers be increased from $50 to $60 per
         semester.

    English

    21)  That, effective July 1, 1946, the resignation of Paul
         A. Harwood as Associate Professor of English, be accept-
         ed.

    22)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mr. John Parker be
         appointed as Acting Instructor in English for the Fall
         semester, 1946, at a salary of $1100 for the semester.

    23)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Miss Janice Swan be
         appointed as Assistant in English for the Fall semester,
         1946, at a salary of $450 for the semester.

    24)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mrs. Johnnie Belle
         Gorrell is appointed as Assistant in English for the
         Fall semester, 1946, at a salary of $450 for the semes-
         ter.

    25)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mrs. Mabel Mariani
         Brown be appointed as Assistant in English for the Fall
         semester, 1946, at a salary of $675 for the semester.

    26)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mrs. Mary Correcco
         Urrutia be appointed as Assistant in English for the
         Fall semester, 1946, at a salary of $450 for the semes-
         ter.

    27)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Dr. Elizabeth Wilkie
         be appointed as Assistant in English for the Fall semes-
         ter, 1946, at a salary of $900 for the semester.

    28)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Miss Lucille Shea
         be appointed as Assistant in English for the academic
         year, 1946-47, at a salary of $1800 for the year.

    29)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mr. Edwin Semenza,
         Assistant in English, be increased in salary from $450
         to $525 for the Fall semester, because of change in
         assignment, which increased his load.

    Foreign Languages

    30)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Mr. Joseph V. Greco
         be appointed as Instructor in Foreign Languages for
         the academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of $2300 for
         the year.

    31)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Dr. Alex Dandini
         Di Cesena be appointed as Instructor in Foreign Lan-
         guages for the academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of
         $2300 for the year.

    32)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mr. James Forsyth
         be appointed as Assistant in Foreign Languages for the
         Fall semester, 1946, at a salary of $900 for the semes-
         ter.

    33)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Dr. George R. Magee
         be appointed as University Physician and Lecturer in
         Hygiene for the 9 months of the academic yer, 1946-47,
         at a salary of $400 per month.

    Home Economics

    34)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Miss Jane Elizabeth
         Wingrove be appointed as Instructor in Home Economics
         for the academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of $2500
         for the year.

    Journalism

    35)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Mr. Keiste Janulis
         be appointed as Instructor in Journalism for the Fall
         semester, 1946, at a salary of $1100 for the semester.

    Library

    36)  That, effective September 1, 1946, the resignation of
         Mrs. Alene De Ruff as Loan Librarian, be accepted.

    37)  That, effective July 1, 1946, Miss Clare Johnson,
         Cataloguer at the Library, be increased in salary from
         $2220 to $2400 per year.

    38)  That, effective July 1, 1946, Miss Georgia Mershon, As-
         sistant Cataloguer at the Library, be increased in sal-
         ary from $1800 to $1980 per year.

    39)  That, effective September 28, 1946, Miss Julia Hurlburt
         Enck be appointed as Assistant Cataloguer at the Library
         at a salary of $1920 per year.

    40)  That, effective September 25, 1946, Mrs. Mary C. Edwards
         be appointed as General Assistant in the Library at a
         salary of $160 per month.

    Mackay School of Mines

    41)  That, effective October 1, 1946, Mr. William I. Smyth,
         Associate Professor of Metallurgy and Mining, be ad-
         vanced in rank to full Professor.

    42)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mr. William I. Smyth
         be increased in salary from $4000 for 11 months employ-
         ment to $3800 for 9 months employment.

    43)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Mr. B. F. Couch,
         Secretary, Librarian and Instructor in Mines Accounting,
         be increased in salary from $2700 to $3000 per year.
         Mr. Couch has been on leave of absence since July, 1943.

    Manzanita Hall & Dining Hall

    44)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Mrs. Mabel Fulton be
         appointed as Hostess in Manzanita Hall for the year,
         1946-47, at a salary of $150 per month, plus a suite of
         rooms, for 12 months, with 1 month's vacation; and that
         Mrs. Fulton also be appointed as Supervisor of the Din-
         ing Hall at a salary of $600 for the 9 months of the
         academic year, 1946-47, and that from her salary Mrs.
         Fulton will pay for board at the regular rate, $32.50
         per month.

    Mathematics

    45)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mr. Joseph Weihe be
         appointed as Assistant in Mathematics for the Fall
         semester, 1946, at a salary of $550 for the semester.

    46)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mrs. Ruth Van Dyke,
         Assistant in Mathematics, be increased in salary from
         $650 to $900 for increase in assignment, for the Fall
         semester, 1946.

    Mechanical Engineering

    47)  That, effective August 1, 1946, the resignation of Mr.
         Robert M. Oliver, Assistant Professor of Mechanical
         Engineering, be accepted.

    48)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Mr. Don Meixner be
         appointed as Instructor in Mechanical Engineering for
         the academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of $2400 for
         the year.

    49)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mr. Jay Schumacher
         be appointed as Assistant in Mechanical Engineering for
         the academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of $1400 for the
         year.

    50)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mr. Sumner Evans be
         appointed as Assistant in Mechanical Engineering for the
         academic year, 1946-47, at a salary of $1400 for the
         year.

    Military Department

    51)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Lt. Col. Martin F.
         Peterson be appointed as Professor of Air Science and
         Tactics (no salary from the University).

    52)  That, effective September 1, 1946, Lt. Col. James C.
         Smee be appointed as Assistant Professor of Military
         Science and Tactics (no salary from the University).

    53)  That, effective September 1, 1946, M/Sgt Raymond L.
         Stull be appointed as Instructor in Military Science
         and Tactics (no salary from the University).

    54)  That, effective September 1, 1946, M/Sgt Claud D. Morris
         be appointed as Instructor in Military Science and Tac-
         tics, at $50 per month salary from the University.

    Philosophy & Psychology

    55)  That, effective July 1, 1946, the resignation of Dr.
         Albert G. Wiederhold, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
         and Psychology, be accepted.

    Psychology

    56)  That, effective September 16, 1946, Mrs. Ethel Wright be
         appointed as Assistant in Psychology for the Fall semes-
         ter, 1946, at a salary of $525 for the semester.

    Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the above recommendations, 1 to
    56, inclusive, be approved, passed unanimously with the ex-
    ception that Mr. Sheerin voted "no" on item 21.

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that Miss Alice
Terry, Secretary to the President and the Board of Regents, be
incresed in salary from $2700 to $3000 per year.

At 10:30 A.M. the Board recessed as a Board of Regents and con-
vened as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment
Station.

    Recommendation on Personnel

    1)  Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that, effective
        October 1, 1946, Mr. Charles E. Fleming, Director, be
        increased in salary from $5200 to $5500 per year.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station and re-convened as a Board of Regents.

C.  Recommendations on Policy

    1)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that, effec-
        tive with the Summer Sessions of 1947, non-resident stu-
        dents pay a $35 fee for each Session of the Summer term,
        and that State resident students pay $20, the present fee
        for all students.

    2)  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that, on and
        after the date of the passage of this resolution, no paid
        solicited advertising of the University shall be placed
        in any publications other than those published, sponsored
        or produced by the University.

Mr. Frank Mc Cullough, Reno Evening Gazette reporter, came into
the meeting at 10:15 A.M. and remained until noon.

Comptroller's Report:

 1)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the Univer-
     sity decline the offer of the State Agricultural Board for
     the use of the 2-story stucco building at the race track in
     Reno as a Dormitory, and that a letter to that effect be
     written to Mr. Clarence Thornton, Vice President of the
     State Agricultural Board.  Owing to shortage of materials
     and labor, it would be impossible to rehabilitate the build-
     ing before the opening of the Spring semester, and satis-
     factory temporary arrangements have been made which will
     take care of all our students until the living quarters are
     completed on Clark Field, when there would be no need for
     the race track unit.

 2)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the following
     resolution be adopted:

         RESOLVED, that Silas E. Ross, Chairman of the Board of
         Regents of the University of Nevada, be and he is hereby
         authorized to execute agreement requesting the Federal
         Works Agency to advance $20,100 for the purpose of plan
         preparation for construction of Experimental Laboratory
         building at the University of Nevada, more particularly
         described as Federal Works Agency Application No. Nev.
         26-P-23.

 3)  Progress Schedule of Architects De Longchamps and O'Brien
     on construction of the Men's Dormitory building was unani-
     mously accepted as follows:

         Plans stated October 16, 1946, instead of October 7,
             1946.
         Plans will be 90% complete January 6, 1947, instead of
             March 7, 1947.
         Plans will be 100% complete January 31, 1947, instead
             of April 7, 1947.

 4)  Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the University
     go on record as favoring an inverted siphon for the Orr
     Ditch, and that the matter be referred to Regent Sirkegian
     for conference with the City Engineer's office.

 5)  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that Mr. Perry
     Hayden be authorized to sign University Revolving Fund
     checks, and Regents checks with the Chairman or Vice Chair-
     man of the Board, where two signatures are required.

 6)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that, effective
     October 1, 1946, Mr. Perry Hayden, Assistant to the Comp-
     troller, be increased in salary from $3300 to $3500 per
     year.

 7)  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that, effective
     October 1, 1946, Mrs. Adelaide Steiner and Miss Esther
     Romano, Clerks in the Comptroller's office, each be increas-
     ed in salary from $2400 to $2700 per year.

 8)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that each of the
     29 regular employees of Buildings and Grounds staff be given
     $50 for extra services during 1946, and that Mr. Carl Horn,
     Superintendent of Maintenance, be given $100 for extra
     services rendered during 1946.

 9)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that claims ap-
     proved by the Executive Committee since the last meeting,
     as follows, be approved:

         List No. 1, dated July 31, 1946, covering Regents Checks
         67-1 to 67-25, inclusive, for a total of $99,904.18

         List No. 1, dated July 31, 1946, covering State Claims
         67-1 to 67-19, inclusive, for a total of $42,823.38.

         List No. 2, dated August 31, 1946, covering Regents
         Checks 67-26 to 67-49, inclusive, for a total of
         $98,011.39.

         List No. 2, dated August 31, 1946, covering State Claims
         67-20 to 67-33, inclusive, for a total of $39,926.70.

         List No. 3, dated September 30, 1946, covering Regents
         Checks 67-50 to 67-74, inclusive, for a total of
         $136,234.52.

         List No. 3, dated September 30, 1946, covering State
         Claims 67-34 to 67-47, inclusive, for a total of
         $42,223.04

10)  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that claims pre-
     sented herewith, as follows, be approved:

         List No. 4, dated October 11, 1946, covering Regents
         Checks 67-75 to 67-76, for a total of $21,252.60.

11)  A partition has been erected on the west end of the old
     Gymnasium so that the Women's Physical Education Department
     is able to hold classes in that building.  This was possible
     because of the small number of men sleeping there.

12)  Public Service Budget - On the basis of present expenditures
     a 2-cent tax levy will be required instead of the present
     1 1/2-cent levy, set by the Legislature in 1945, in order to
     absorb our reserve which was accumulated over a number of
     years.  In this connection:  (1)  Congress has passed a new
     law requiring additional matching funds from State funds;
     (2)  The Legislative Advisory Council is considering certain
     consolidations and transfers of funds to the administration
     of the Board of Regents.  These matters might have a bearing
     on our budget for the Public Service Division of the Uni-
     versity, and budget cannot be submitted until the amount of
     additional funds required by these changes is determined.

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the temporary
classroom project be located in the new quad on the lower Campus,
near the new Engineering building.

The Board recessed at 12:15 to have luncheon in the Dining Hall,
to which Dean Mobley and Mr. Poolman were invited.  The meeting
was again called to order by the Chairman at 1:20 P.M.

Dr. Gorman, Chairman of the Committee on Finances, presented the
report of the Committee together with a tabulation showing that
$111,813.34 will be required for salary increases and $203,870.00
for additions to the staff for the ensuing biennium.  The follow-
ing brackets were proposed:

                                 Present            Proposed

    Instructors                1600 - 2400        2400 - 3000
    Assistant Professors       2400 - 3000        3000 - 3600
    Associate Professors       3000 - 3600        3600 - 4200
    Professors (incl. Heads)   3600 - 4200        4200 - 4800
    Academic Deans & Directors 4800 - 5500        5500 - 6000

Tabulation of requirements of requests for maintenance and oper-
ation for the ensuing biennium were also submitted with the
following summary:

    Proposed expenditures total          $1,609,587.00 and
    The estimated income totals           1,132,716.50 leaving
    The sum financed as                     476,870.50
    Less now on hand for College of
        Engineering                          28,000.00
    Net to be financed                   $  448,870.50

Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that the Board tenta-
tively accept the figure of $111,813.34 as that which covers sal-
ary increases for the present staff and $203,870.00 for additions
to the staff and that the President further study the proposed
expenditures for additional equipment, supplies and facilities
with the view of reducing the estimates without jeopardizing the
work of the various Departments and Colleges, and submit his
findings in writing to the members of the Board of Regents sev-
eral days before the time on which they would be called to vote.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the proposed
salary brackets be adopted.

Reporters Frank Mc Cullough of Reno Evening Gazette and Robert
Bennyhoff of the United Press came into the meeting at 3:30 P.M.
and remained for the remainder of the afternoon.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that Mr. Charles T.
Duncan, Instructor in Journalism, who has accepted a position
with the University of Nebraska, be requested in the name of the
Board of Regents to return the $500 grant-in-aid which was given
to him for the purpose of furthering his education, and for which
he was to return to the University of Nevada, but that no action
be taken on his resignation at this time.

The Board recessed at 4:30 P.M. and was called to order by the
Chairman at 9 A.M., October 12, 1946.

In addition to the Regents, the Comptroller and the President,
the following were present:  Robert A. Allen, C. A. Mac Kenzie,
Jay A. Carpenter, Al Caton, Ray Jefferson, John W. Scott and
Archie Grant, all members of the State Planning Board;  Ralph
Barrett, employee of the State Highway Department; W. F. Helmick,
Legislative Counselor; Dorothy Sewell, student; Frank Mc Cullough
and Robert Bennyhoff, reporters.

Mr. Allen, Chairman of the State Planning Board, explained the
proposals of the Planning Board, using a base-relief of the
Campus with buildings made to scale.

By unanimous vote of the Board of Regents and of the State Plan-
ning Board, the Life Sciences building was located in the east
end of the lower Campus as set forth on the plot plans of the
University submitted by the Planning Board and will be the east
or west wing of the unit.

By unanimous vote the Regents agreed to ask the Legislature for
money for all 3 projects, namely, the Heating Plant, the Life
Science building and the wing to the Engineering building.

By unanimous vote the Regents accepted the offer of the State
Planning Board to have prepared for submission to the Legislature
the plans for the 3 units, as stated in the previous motion.

Mr. Ross thanked the members of the State Planning Board for
their help and cooperation.  Members of the Planning Board, the
students and the reporters left the meeting.

Bids were opened for fuel oil for the period ending June 30, 1947
with the following bids presented:

    Shell Oil Company            1.35  F. O. B. Martinez, Ca.
                                  .88  Freight
                                 2.23  F. O. B. Reno

    Associated Oil Company       1.35  F. O. B. Tracy/Avon, Ca.
                                  .88  Freight
                                 2.23  F. O. B. Reno

    General Petroleum Company    1.35  F. O. B. Oakland, Ca.
                                  .905 Freight
                                 2.255 F. O. B. Reno

    Washoe Wood and Coal Company 1.35  F. O. B. Oakland, Ca.
                                  .905 Freight
                                 2.255 F. O. B. Reno

    Union Oil Company            1.35  F. O. B. Oleum, Ca.
                                  .905 Freight
                                 2.255 F. O. B. Reno

    Tarr & Mc Comb Oil Company   1.35  F. O. B. Maltha, Ca.
                                 1.04  Freight
                                 2.39  F. O. B. Reno

    Standard Oil Company         No bid.

    Richfield Oil Company        No bid.

Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that the contract be awarded to the
Associated Oil Company, in view of special services given by
them in the past 2 years, and that the Chairman of the Board be
authorized to sign the contract, passed unanimously.

Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that Mr. Edward
Parsons be appointed as architect for the plans and specifica-
tions for the Life Sciences building and that the Chairman of
the Board be authorized to sign the agreement.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the vote, by mail,
of each member of the Board, appointing the firm of De Longchamps
and O'Brien as architects for the design and plans of the new
Men's Dormitory building, be approved, and that the Chairman of
the Board be authorized to sign the agreement.

Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the President write
a letter outlining the accomplishments of the University in line
with recommendations to the Agricultural Advisory Committee, and
offering to pay for living accommodations and meals while in Reno
upon presentation of a bill, if the Committee could again be
called together for a meeting.

The following resolution was unanimously passed by mail vote:

    RESOLVED, that Silas E. Ross, Chairman of the Board of
    Regents of the University of Nevada be, and he is hereby
    authorized and directed to endorse for and on behalf of
    the University of Nevada certificates of Standard Brands
    Inc. $4.50 cumulated preferred stock aggregating 1200
    shares and that said $4.50 cumulative preferred stock be
    exchanged for new preferred stock of the Standard Brands
    Inc. on the basis outlined in Standard Brands Inc. pros-
    pectus dated October 17, 1946.

The meeting adjourned at 12:40 P.M., with the next meeting set
for December 21, 1946, unless otherwise called by the Chairman.