UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

October 12-13, 1920 

Volume OE - Pages 267-268

                         Reno, Nevada
                       October 12, 1920

The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met in the Office
of the President at 11 o'clock on October 12, 1920.  There were
present Regents Cheney, North and Pratt; Vice President Lewers
and Comptroller Gorman.

Bids for the installation of electric power and light wires in
the new Mining Experiment Station were opened, as follows:

    1.  Reno Electrical Works for $2395, accompanied by
        certified check for $120

    2.  W. C. Gill for $2495.50, accompanied by certified check
        for $125

    3.  Nevada Machinery and Electric Company for $2290, ac-
        companied by certified check for $120

Mr. Pratt moved that, inasmuch as the lowest responsible bidder
for the work according to the terms of the bid and contract, is
the Nevada Machinery and Electric Company, whose bid is $2290,
the contract for the electric wiring in the new Mining Experiment
Station be awarded to the Nevada Machinery and Electric Company.

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

The Comptroller was ordered to return the certified checks to
the unsuccessful bidders.

It was further ordered that the Chairman of the Board of Regents
be authorized to execute the contract for electrical work in
accordance with the bid.

Comptroller Gorman presented a list of bidders for window shades
for the Education building.  Samples of material accompanied
these bids.  It was the judgment of the Board that the bid of
Daniels and Steinmetz was the best offered, taking into account
the quality of material to be furnished.  Mr. North moved that
Daniels and Steinmetz be authorized to install 36 double and 56
single window shades in the Education building, for the sum of
$488.65, material to be of same grade as sample submitted.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye

Some discussion was had concerning the fuel situation.  Crude
oil is now 11 cents per gallon and coal is $18 per ton.  The
price of either of these commodities would be materially reduced
if the University had a spur from the Western Pacific tracks on
its Campus, so that either coal or oil could be delivered in
cars and not have to be unloaded in the town and delivered to
the Campus by some local dealer.  Our estimated requirement in
oil for this year is 120,000 gallons.  Inasmuch as prior to the
war the Western Pacific Surveyor went over the ground on which
such a spur track might be laid to the University Campus, it
was suggested that Comptroller Gorman take up with this Road
further details regarding the cost to the University of such a
spur, with a view to asking the coming Legislature for an appro-
priation sufficient to cover.  It is believed that the cost of
the spur would be saved to the State in two years' time.  Mr.
Gorman is to report on this matter about the first of November.

On the recommendation of President Clark and at the request of
Colonel J. P. Ryan, Arthur T. Harrison was appointed assistant
in the Miliary Department from October 1, 1920 to May 18, 1921,
Mr. Harrison to serve without pay.  Vote:

    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Judge Cheney         Aye


                             A. E. Cheney

Carolyn M. Beckwith