10/13/1953

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 13-14, 1953




10-13-1953
Volume 6 - Pages 435-446

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
October 13, 1953

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University, and was called to order by the Chair-
man at 9:30 A.M. Present: Regents Hardy, Grant, Crumley, Ross,
Lombardi; President Stout and Comptroller Hayden.

Reporters William Gillis and John Burns covered the meeting in
the morning session.

1. Minutes of Previous Meetings

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
of previous meetings as follows, be approved; that the ac-
tions of the Executive Committee in (c), (d), (e) and (f)
be approved; and that the awarding of bids in (g) and (h)
be approved.

(a) Regular meeting of June 6, 1953
(b) Special meeting of June 8-9, 1953
(c) Executive Committee meeting of July 2, 1953
(d) Executive Committee meeting of July 10, 1953
(e) Executive Committee meeting of August 3, 1953
(f) Executive Committee meeting of August 24, 1953
(g) Bid opening of September 9, 1953
(h) Bid opening of September 14, 1953

2. Comptroller's Claims

The following claims, approved by the Executive Committee,
were presented for approval of the Board:

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that they be approv-
ed as follows:

Regents Checks, Nos. 23-167 to 23-182 inclusive for a
total of $187,999.20 and 23-183 to 23-187 inclusive for
a total of $10,495.27 for June.

State Claims, Nos. 23-123 to 23-132 inclusive for a
total of $36,054.48 for June.

Regents Checks, Nos. 34-1 to 34-12 inclusive for a
total of $132,392.65 for July.

State Claims, Nos. 34-1 to 34-8 inclusive for a
total of $85,300.78 for July.

Regents Checks, Nos. 34-13 to 34-26 inclusive for a
total of $317,101.26 for August.

State Claims, Nos. 34-9 to 34-16 inclusive for a
total of $92,286.43 for August.

Regents Checks, Nos. 34-27 to 34-41 inclusive for a
total of $188,617.87 for September.

State Claims, Nos. 34-17 to 34-25 inclusive for a
total of $113,628.91 for September.

3. Candidates for Degrees

a) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and the
faculty of the College of Arts and Science.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the candi-
dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
degrees, as follows:

Bachelor of Arts

James J. Boyle Barbara Hope Kemp
Dorris Mc Phee Carlson Freeland Wayne Lytle
Helen Swisher Noyes Carlson Mary Louise Panicari
Albert Louis Checchi Virginia Rider
Babson Hubbert Harford Frank Y. Simoni
Douglas M. Hawkins Margaret Kay Terry
Doris Lee Henderson Mary E. Williams
Wonda Holt

Bachelor of Science

Wesley James Ebel Lazo A. Pavlakis

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Roberta Arline Cave Joseph Stefani

b) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and the
faculty of the College of Engineering.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the candi-
dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
degrees, as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Wesley Earl Barry Leland Milford Ford
Bruce Lawrie Brown

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Daniel H. Anderson Jerrold Lund Cox

c) President Stout presented the list of candidates for
degrees which had been approved by the Dean and the
faculty of the Mackay School of Mines.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
candidates be approved and that they be granted the
indicated degrees, as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

Walter William Gill, Jr. Robert Edward Gray

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

Roger L. Robinson Frank Royse, Jr.

4. Personnel Recommendations were presented by the President
and the following actions taken:

a) Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the
appointment of James L. Murphy as Accountant and Budget
Officer in the Comptroller's office, effective August
3, 1953, at a salary rate of $5000 per year, be ap-
proved.

b) Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the ap-
pointment of Mrs. Eloyde Jones as Assistant Catalogue
Librarian, effective August 1, 1953, at a salary rate
of $3600 per year, be approved. She replaced Mrs.
Anne Kenny, resigned.

c) Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the follow-
ing appointment and reappointments be approved:

Appointment of Mrs. Jeanann Hultberg, R. N., as Nurse
in the Infirmary at a salary of $2300 plus laundry of
uniforms and meals while on duty, for the 10 months
beginning September 1, 1953.

Reappointment of Robert Locke, M. D., as University
Physician at a salary of $4000 for the 10 months begin-
ning September 1, 1953.

Reappointment of Mary E. Johnson, R. N., as Head Nurse
in the Infirmary at a salary of $2600 plus laundry of
uniforms and meals while on duty, for the 10 months
beginning September 1, 1953.

Reappointment of Mrs. Ann Barnes as Practical Nurse and
Housekeeper at the Infirmary at a salary of $1500 plus
room, meals and laundry of uniforms (in lieu of $60 per
month), for the 10 months beginning September 1, 1953.

d) Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the fol-
lowing reappointments be approved.

Reappointment of James Mc Nabney as Graduate Manager and
Manager of the Bookstore at a salary of $5610 per year,
effective July 1, 1953.

Reappointment of Trinia Erquiaga as Bookkeeper-Secretary
to the Graduate Manager at a salary of $3000 per year,
effective July 1, 1953.

e) Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the follow-
ing personnel recommendations be approved:

Appointment of Alan Neil Garrett as Assistant Football
Coach at a salary of $300 for the period September 1 to
December 1, 1953.

Reappointment of Chelton Leonard as Ski Coach at a
salary of $600 for the period October, 1953 to April,
1954.

Appointment of Fred Ryser as Assistant Professor of
Biology at a salary of $4500 for the academic year 1953-
54.

Appointment of Robert H. Miller as Instructor in Biology
at a salary of $4300 for the academic year 1953-54.

Appointment of Douglas A. Douglass as Teaching Fellow
in Chemistry for the academic year 1953-54 at a salary
of $1260 for the year with exemption from laboratory
and tuition fees.

The other Fellowship in Chemistry to be filled by two
Senior students, Bruce G. Hicks and Theodore C. Brad-
bury, each to be employed on 1/4 time basis at a monthly
salary of $50 with exemption from tuition and laboratory
fees.

Reappointment of Mrs. Genevieve Pieretti as Assistant
in Education for the Spring semester 1954, at a salary
of $300 for the semester.

Reappointment of Inez Gillies as Assistant in Education
at a salary of $300 for the academic year 1953-54.

Appointment of Mrs. Ethel Figley as Assistant in Educa-
tion at a salary of $150 for the academic year 1953-54.

Appointment of Mrs. Lucylle Towner as Assistant in
Education at a salary of $150 for the academic year
1953-54.

Reappointment of Mrs. Esther Doyle as Assistant in Edu-
cation at a salary of $600 for the academic year 1953-
54.

Reappointment of Mrs. Florence Lehners as Assistant in
Education at a salary of $100 for the Fall semester
1953.

Reappointment of Eileen Dillon as Assistant in Education
at a salary of $150 for the academic year 1953-54.

Reappointment of Mrs. John Fant as Assistant in Educa-
tion at a salary of $500 for the Fall semester 1953.

Reappointment of Mildred Klaus as Lecturer in Education
at a salary of $300 for the Fall semester 1953.

Salary increase for R. S. Griffin, Professor of English,
for the year 1953-54, from $6800 granted in April 1953,
to $7200 for the year, to compensate for increased
responsibilities.

Reappointment of A. Stuart Daley as Assistant Professor
of English at a salary of $4980 for the academic year
1953-54. Mr. Daley is returning from military service.

Reappointment of Howard R. Houston as Instructor in
English and Foreign Languages at a salary of $4200 for
the academic year 1953-54.

Appointment of Mrs. Jeanne B. Lawson as Instructor in
English at a salary of $4000 for the academic year
1953-54.

Appointment of Mrs. Charlotte F. Carter as Assistant
in Mathematics for the Fall semester 1953 at a salary
of $400 for the semester.

Appointment of Lois M. Fitzgibbons as Instructor in
Physical Education at a salary of $3600 for the academic
year 1953-54.

Reappointment of C. E. Shepherd as Lecturer in Meteor-
ology in the Department of Physics at a salary of $700
for the academic year 1953-54.

Change in salary and increase in teaching load of Arthur
J. Palmer (Las Vegas) from $1500 annual salary to $1035
for the Fall semester 1953.

Appointment of Freda Jensen as Instructor in an Exten-
sion course at Mc Gill, Nevada, at a salary of $300 for
the period October 9, 1953 to December 9, 1953.

Appointment of Albert R. Glockzin as Assistant Geologist
in the Nevada Bureau of Mines at a salary rate of $5600
per year, effective September 1, 1953.

Employment of Lon S. Mc Girk, as Assistant Research
Mineralogist in the Atomic Energy Project during August
1953 and June 1954, at a salary of $425 for each of the
two months.

Reappointment of Edward Lee Hewitt as Laboratory Helper
in the Atomic Energy Project, at a salary of $300 per
month, effective July 1, 1953.

Appointment of Harlan R. Gilmore as Laboratory Techni-
cian in the Atomic Energy Project, effective June 1,
1953, at a salary of $280 per month during the Summer
months, and $93.33 1/3 per month during the academic
year, his work time to be apportioned accordingly.

Reappointment of Darrell B. Lemaire as Laboratory
Assistant in the Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory
at a salary of $280 per month during the Summer and
$140 per month during the academic year, his work time
to be apportioned accordingly.

Appointment of Willmar Tilden Berg as Laboratory Helper
on the Atomic Energy Project, Mackay School of Mines,
at a salary of $280 per month, effective October 1,
1953.

Appointment of David Hand as Assistant Museum Curator
in the Mackay School of Mines at a salary of $1400 for
the 10 months beginning September 1, 1953.

Resignation of Milton Seymour as Instructor in Electri-
cal Engineering, effective June 30, 1953, to accept a
position with the Lenkurt Electric Company, San Carlos,
California.

Appointment of Mrs. Nina Hinderman as Instructor in
Home Economics at a salary of $1800 for the Fall semes-
ter 1953.

Appointment of Andree Anchart as Assistant in Home
Economics at a salary of $1000 for the academic year
1953-54 to assist Miss Carroll in the Nursery School
courses.

Appointment of James W. Orchard as District Extension
Agent for Esmeralda, South Lander and Nye Counties, at
a salary rate of $1500 per year, effective August 1,
1953, to replace George Zappettini who was transferred
to the position of Extension Forester and Range Manage-
ment Specialist. Mr. Orchard is being transferred from
Clark County where he was Assistant County Extension
Agent.

Appointment of Walter C. Christensen as Assistant
County Agent for Washoe County, at a salary rate of
$4500 per year, effective July 1, 1953.

Appointment of Francis H. Belmont, as Assistant County
Agent, Churchill County, at a salary rate of $4200 per
year, effective August 1, 1953, to replace Harry H.
Bradley, resigned.

Appointment of Robert L. Fulton as Assistant County
Extension Agent for Clark County at a salary of $4500
per year, effective September 19, 1953, in the place
of James W. Orchard, transferred.

Appointment of Wallace G. Black as Assistant Professor
of Animal Husbandry in the College of Agriculture,
effective July 1, 1953, on a 1/2 time basis, at 1/2
salary in the amount of $2700 for the year. (Total
salary $5400.)

The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and was called to order
as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station,
to consider personnel recommendations.

f) Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the follow-
ing personnel recommendations be approved:

Appointment of Wallace G. Black as Assistant Animal
Psysiologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station,
effective July 1, 1953, on a 1/2 time basis, at 1/2
salary in the amount of $2700 for the year. (Total
salary $5400.)

Appointment of Raymond R. Alzola as Assistant in Soils
Research, Agricultural Experiment Station, at a salary
of $3600 per year, effective May 11, 1953.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Regents.

g) Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Board
of Regents concur in the appointment of Mrs. Marion La
Rivers as Executive Secretary to the Campus YWCA at a
salary of $150 per month for the school year 1953-54
to be paid from funds from the Reno Community Chest,
as recommended by the Advisory Board of the YWCA.

5. Monroe-Bradley Account

At 10:10 A.M. Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr. met with the Regents
representing J. R. Bradley Company in the matter of a claim
of C. J. Monroe, Contractor, for materials used on a Uni-
versity Heating Plant job. With Mr. Guild were two members
of the Bradley firm.

May 18, 1953

Hon. P. W. Hayden
Comptroller
University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada

Dear Mr. Hayden:

Reference is hereby made to your letter of May 6, 1953,
relative to the J. R. Bradley Company's claim of $7400,
incurred by Contractor Moore in the installation of
heating equipment and repairs on the Dining Hall, Arte-
misia and Manzanita Halls. You enclose with your letter
your file covering Monroe's contract and also the claim
of the Bradley Company.

Without rehearsing all of the details concerning the
matter, I beg to advise we have carefully studied the
claim with respect to whether the University is liable
thereon and we have reached the conclusion that there
is no legal liability on the part of the University to
pay the claim in question. Of course, it would have
been far better to have retained the last progress pay-
ment until absolutely sure that all materialmen's claims
had been paid. However, there was no such provision
written into the contract and we realize that you relied
upon the authorization of Architect Mills in the payment
of the last progress payment made to Monroe. We are of
the opinion that the Bradley Co. slept upon its rights,
in view of the fact that it had the right to have
brought suit on the contractor's bond, but did not do
so, and allowed the bond to lapse.

We also are of the opinion that no moral obligation
exists wherein the University would be morally liable
for the payment of the amount claimed by Bradley.

I am returning herewith your file.

Kind personal regards.

Very truly yours,

W. T. Mathews
Attorney General
WTM:mn

It was agreed unanimously that the matter be taken under ad-
visement until such time as it can be discussed with Archi-
tect Mills and further discussed with the Attorney General.

Mr. Guild and his party left the meeting at this point.

6. William Brussard and George Stetson met with the Regents at
10:40 A.M., representing the Reno Chamber of Commerce and
the Reno Kiwanis Club respectively. They requested the use
of the new Gymnasium for a Kiwanis Convention the latter
part of October, 1954, pointing out that there is no other
place in Reno large enough to accommodate the 3000 people
expected to attend. Request was made for use of the Gym-
nasium on Sunday through Wednesday, the convention period.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that permission
be granted for use of the new Gymnasium to care for the
Convention of the Kiwanis Club in October 1954 in view of
the fact that no other hall in Reno is large enough to
handle so large a group - actual registration of last
Kiwanis Convention in Reno being 2300 - but that it is
understood that this is an emergency situation, not to be
considered as a precedent for the future. It was agreed
that the usual rental fee and other regulations concerning
use of the University property be met.

Mr. Brussard and Mr. Stetson thanked the Regents and left
the meeting.

7. University Farm

At 11:15 A.M. Mr. Virgil H. Wedge, Attorney for the Morgan &
Peacock Properties Co. together with other representatives
met with the Regents to discuss further their offer for
purchase of the University Farm on South Virginia Street.
Dean C. B. Hutchison was also present. Mr. Wedge stated
that their position had not changed since their original
offer.

After general discussion with Mr. Wedge and members of his
party, the Board recessed to hear the report of Mr. Crumley,
who had been appointed to study the Farm situation and re-
port his findings to the Board.

Mr. Wedge and his group left the meeting.

The Board recessed at 12:05 noon.

The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 1:45
P.M. with all Regents present; Comptroller Hayden, President
Stout and Dean Hutchison also present.

8. Communist Party Membership

Regent Crumley opened a discussion concerning a statement
by persons employed or to be employed by the University con-
cerning membership in the Communist Party. After general
discussion,

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the following
statement be adopted as a policy of the Regents of the Uni-
versity of Nevada:

Knowing that a member of the Communist Party is not
free to teach the truth, the Regents will not appoint
a member of the Communist Party to the faculty. The
President is instructed to submit a recommendation on
the mechanics of achieving this objective.

9. 4-H Club Camp

Dean Hutchison reported that the officials of the Nevada
State Farm Bureau have now executed to the State of Nevada,
a quitclaim deed to the 4-H Club tract on the east shore
of Lake Tahoe. As soon as the President and Secretary of
the State Farm Bureau at the time the tract was purchased,
as well as its present officers, have signed this quit-
claim deed, it will be recorded in Douglas County.

The State Legislature in 1947, Chapter 117, established the
Camp as a State institution designated as State 4-H Camp
Institute and Exhibit, and placed the management in the
hands of the Director of Agricultural Extension, under the
supervision and control of the Board of Regents of the
University.

Dean Hutchison presented regulations for the use and occu-
pancy of the State 4-H Institute and Exhibit. President
Stout recommended their approval.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the regula-
tions, as presented by Dean Hutchison, be approved.

10. Newlands Farm Fallon

Dean Hutchison presented the request of the State Highway
Department for 1.95 acres of University Newlands Farm
property on the Fallon-Shurz Highway. He pointed out that
1.84 acres is now being used by the Highway Department under
an informal agreement, and .12 acre would be used for widen-
ing the road. In exchange for the land, the Highway Depart-
ment would grade and surface a road entering the Newlands
Farm, as well as replace a wooden bridge with a concrete
culvert, on the road. The University would waive payment
by the Highway Department of 8 trees which would have to
be removed.

President Stout recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the request of
the Highway Department, as presented by Dean Hutchison
above, be approved, and that the State Highway Department
be notified.

11. University Farm (continuation of Item 7)

Having received the report of Mr. Crumley on the University
Farm, and having discussed it with Dean Hutchison and Pres-
ident Stout, the Regents took the following action:

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the offer
on the University Farm on South Virginia Street, made by
Morgan & Peacock Properties, Co., in the amount of
$400,000 cash, be rejected.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the alternate
offer on the University Farm on South Virginia Street made
by the Morgan & Peacock Properties Co. in the amount of
$150,000 cash plus the Faretto Farm property, be rejected.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
be instructed to advise Mr. Wedge of the above actions in
writing.

Mr. Crumley presented the following resolution.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that it be adopted.

RESOLUTION

In reaching a decision on the sale, or non-sale, of the
University of Nevada Farm, located on South Virginia
Street in Reno, the Board of Regents recognizes that
its primary obligation is to the entire State of Nevada,
rather than to any political subdivision of it. The
Board is aware that sale of this property to private
interests could result beneficially to the Reno area.
Nevertheless, it is, in the opinion of its members,
incumbent upon the Board to keep uppermost in mind the
requirements and interests of the University. It is
with this thought in mind that the Board announces its
decision to sell the University Farm subject to the
following general conditions:

1. Ability of the Regents to secure a suitable replace-
ment property to carry on the work of the College
of Agriculture.

2. Satisfactory assurance must be given that projected
improvements will be accomplished as represented
within a specified period of time; otherwise, title
would revert to the University.

3. The entire acreage to be sold as a single unit, at
a minimum price of $5000 per acre.

The price of $5000 per acre was arrived at through a
comparison with sales prices of similar properties
located in the same general area as the University
property, and through an informal appraisal. It is
the Board's understanding that a tract of land adjacent
to the University Farm recently changed hands at $6500
per acre. While the Board is cognizant of the fact
that a price of $5000 per acre might appear to be high,
it is, nevertheless, the opinion of the Board that this
is well justified in view of existing commercial values
in the area.

It is to be remembered that any sale of University
property is, by State law, subject to the approval of
the Governor.

The Board resolved further that,

The Board of Regents will consider written offers which
conform to the general policy as outlined, said offers
to be submitted to the Board of Regents through the
President of the University.

12. Student Union Building

President Stout reported on his meeting with the Attorney
for the Travis Estate. Certified statement furnished by
Mr. Grant L. Robison, Secretary to the State Board of
Finance that "bonds in the amount of $300,000 for 'Jot
Travis Building at University' have been printed and that
the State Board of Finance has authorized the sale of said
bonds, or so many as may be necessary to match funds re-
ceived from the Travis Estate, to the State of Nevada as
an investment of State Trust Funds", was presented to the
Attorney, at his request.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the State
Planning Board be authorized to proceed with plans and
specifications for the Student Union building.

13. ROTC Contract

The President presented a contract which Universities are
being asked to sign as agreement in carrying out the ROTC
program. Heretofore, the University has operated without a
contract with the Army for the Reserve Officers Training
Program. President Stout said that this contract had been
discussed at the meeting of the American Council on Educa-
tion and that it is on the agenda of the Land Grant College
Association meeting, to be held in November 1953.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the University
of Nevada having conducted its ROTC program without a con-
tract thus far, and in view of the fact that further infor-
mation concerning it will be available at the Land Grant
College Association meeting, the contract be held for fur-
ther study.

14. Nevada State Museum

President Stout read a request from Clark J. Guild, Chairman
of the Nevada State Museum Board, that arrangements be made
for the Nevada State Museum to secure the Bourne Zephyr
Trailer and Buick Pilot car, to be used as a "traveling
museum" throughout the State.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the trailer
and pilot car be loaned to the Nevada State Museum on the
following conditions:

a. That the Nevada State Museum carry the necessary
insurance.

b. That all insignia of the University of Nevada be
removed.

c. That the Nevada State Museum have permission to
remodel the interior of the Zephyr Trailer.

d. That the Trailer and tow car be maintained in good
working condition.

15. Far Western Conference

Prior to the meeting of the Regents mimeographed copies of
the Organization and General Rules of the Far Western Con-
ference and Bylaws of the Conference had been mailed to the
members of the Board. The University of Nevada had been
invited to become a member.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the Univer-
sity of Nevada join the Far Western Conference.

16. Military Leave

Dean Hutchison had received request from two individuals in
his College asking for leave, in addition to the regular
annual leave, while attending camp as a member of the Re-
serve Training Units. The President referred the matter to
the Regents for consideration.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that military leave
time, in addition to regular vacation time, be granted only
to those individuals whose status in the armed services re-
quires their training at camp, but that voluntary training
time at camp must be taken as part of the annual leave time.

17. Reno City Engineer

Letter of May 26, 1953, from E. R. Cann, Reno City Engineer,
was read asking permission to cross under the University's
spur track in extending a 60 inch reinforced concrete drain
line from its present terminus to the north side of Fourth
Street northward along East Street to intercept the flow
of water from the culvert passing under Evans Avenue in the
vicinity of University property. In view of the need for
immediate action, the members of the Executive Committee had
been polled and permission granted.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the act of
granting permission to the City of Reno, as per above state-
ment, be ratified.

18. Regents Committees

During the Commencement meeting of the Board, the Chairman
had assigned each Regent to a College of the University,
as follows:

College of Agriculture Mr. Crumley
College of Arts and Science Dr. Lombardi
College of Engineering Mr. Grant
Mackay School of Mines Mr. Hardy

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that these assign-
ments be made a part of the minutes of this meeting.

19. Victory Heights Rents

President Stout reviewed the rent situation at Victory
Heights, saying that a delegation of students had met with
Dean Carlson, Mr. Hayden and himself, and had offered to
forego some of the proposed improvements in Victory Heights
if the rent increase might be reconsidered.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that, since the
living quarters can be maintained at $34 per month rent,
the rental charge be set at that figure for all incoming
tenants.

Mr. Hayden reported on the general condition of the Victory
Heights housing units, saying that official estimate of
cost of rewiring the units is about $10,500. Mr. Hayden
suggested that it should be determined whether or not the
Victory Heights Housing Project is to be considered as a
long range project.

It was agreed that the Comptroller should do what can be
done with the money available, to keep the units in as safe
condition as possible, until such time as a definite deci-
sion concerning them can be made.

It was further agreed that the occupants of the Victory
Heights Housing units be notified of the fire hazards in-
volved.

20. Fleischmann Foundation

When the $150,000 was received from the Fleischmann Founda-
tion, it was put in a special account, as requested by the
Foundation. By approval of the Executive Committee, the
money was placed in a time savings account in the Security
National Bank.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the action of
the Executive Committee in authorizing deposit of the funds
in the Security National Bank be approved.

21. Gifts received since the last meeting of the Board were re-
ported as follows:

a - $150,000 to be placed in a special Max C. Fleischmann
Foundations of Nevada fund, which is not to be expended
until the ultimate disposition is determined by agree-
ment between the Board of Trustees of the Foundation
and the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada.

b - $1,000 from Arthur E. Orvis donated to the President's
Discretionary Fund.

c - Increase in the Journalism Scholarship given by the Las
Vegas Press Club for Las Vegas High School graduates
from $500 to $800 per year.

d - $200 scholarship from the P. T. A. of Carlin, Nevada,
for Louise Darlene Layton.

e - $400 scholarship from the Carleson Motor Company and the
Elko Daily Free Press as a scholarship for Mike Marfisi
who won a safe driving contest last Spring.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the gifts be
accepted with thanks and that they be properly acknowledged.

22. Manzanita Hall

President Stout reported that the paint job at Manzanita
Hall has now been completed and is ready for acceptance.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the paint job
at Manzanita Hall be accepted on the report that it has
been inspected by Mr. Horn and Mr. Hayden and recommended
by them as satisfactory.

23. Notice of Completion

Mr. Grant discussed the desirability of having a "notice of
completion" published in the local papers for the benefit
of all concerned.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that, upon comple-
tion of all future contract jobs covering either new build-
ing or maintenance work, the President have published in
the local papers of Reno notice of completion of such jobs
under contract, the final payment to the contractor to be
held until the time mentioned in the notice has expired.

24. Departmental Chairman

The President presented the following list of Department
Chairmen for the year 1953-54.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that they be ap-
proved as follows:

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

Administration

Charles E. Fleming, Associate Director Agricultural
Experiment Station
Eldon E. Wittwer, Associate Director Resident Instruc-
tion
Thomas E. Buckman, Assistant Director County Agent Work,
Agricultural Extension
Paul L. Maloney, Assistant Director Junior Extension
Work, Agricultural Extension

Departments of Instruction, Research and Extension

Agricultural Chemistry - W. B. Dye
Agricultural Economics - Eldon E. Wittwer
Agronomy and Range Management - Joseph H. Robertson
Animal Husbandry - James F. Kidwell
Home Economics - Midred Swift
Plant Pathology - Oliver F. Smith (USDA)
Soils and Plant Nutrition - L. E. Dunn
Soils and Water Laboratory - L. E. Dunn
Veterinary Science - Edward Records

Farms and Field Stations

Ladino Dairy Farm (Reno) - Le Grant Walker, Superintend-
ent
Newlands Experimental Farm (Fallon) - John A. Mc Cormick
Superintendent
Knoll Creek Field Station (Contact) - Thomas Cook,
Superintendent
Southern Nevada Field Station (Logandale) - Ray K.
Peterson
University Farm (South Virginia) - James Hunter

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

Art - J. Craig Sheppard
Athletics - Glenn Lawlor
Biology - Ira La Rivers
Chemistry - Joe Moose
Economics, Business and Sociology - A. J. Plumley
Education - H. N. Brown
English - Robert S. Griffin
Foreign Languages - C. F. Melz
History and Political Science - C. R. Hicks
Journalism - A. L. Higginbotham
Mathematics and Mechanics - E. M. Beesley
Military Science and Tactics - Lt. Col. James D. Loewus
Music - Theodore H. Post
Philosophy - Ralph A. Irwin
Physical Education - J. E. Martie
Physics - S. W. Leifson
Psychology - Ralph A. Irwin

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering - H. B. Blodgett
Electrical Engineering - S. G. Palmer
Mechanical Engineering - J. R. Van Dyke

MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

Geology (Geology-Geography) - E. Richard Larson
Metallurgy - Wm. I. Smyth
Mining - Wm. I. Smyth

25. State Personnel System

Mr. Hayden, who represented the University at the meeting
in Carson City when the State Personnel System was present-
ed, reported on progress to date. The University is now
being asked to determine the cost of putting the State
Personnel System into operation on the Campus as of Janu-
ary 1, 1954, and also to study its budget to determine how
the change might be financed.

26. Educational Television

President Stout reported that the University of Nevada had
an opportunity to be put on an experimental basis for one
year through the Ford Foundation, at a cost of about
$1,000 to the University. There would be a program over
the Reno and Las Vegas stations put on by the University.

It was agreed that the matter be looked into further.

27. Informal Report

The President presented the following informal report on
enrollment and housing:

1. Enrollment as of October 12, 1953:

Reno Las Vegas

Regular: Regular:
Men 768 Men 8
Women 399 11
1167 19

Non-Matric: Non-Matric:
Men 30 Men 12
Women 35 16
65 28

Total 1232 Total 47

Total enrollment - 1279

In addition to the above, there are 45 visitors on the
Reno Campus, and 2 in Las Vegas

2. Housing as of October 10, 1953:

a - Victory Heights

Students 91
Faculty 17
Vacant 4
112 units

(Since above report was made, 2 units have been
rented, leaving only 2 vacant)

b - Manzanita Hall - 117 men
c - Hartman Halls - 41 men
d - Artemisia Hall - 116 women

28. Regents Committees

It was agreed that, at the next meeting, each Regent make
a brief report on the College to which he was assigned.

Reporters John Burns, William Gillis and Frank Johnson covered
the afternoon session.

The meeting adjourned at 3:40 P.M.

The next meeting was set at the call of the Chairman.