10/26/1951

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 26-27, 1951




10-26-1951
Volume 6 - Pages 328-336

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                     October 26-27, 1951

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Friday, October 26, 1951.  The meeting was called to
order by the Chairman at 10 A.M.  Present:  Regents Lombardi,
Hardy and Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President Love.  Reporters
Gillis and Burns were also present.  Regents Arentz and Crumley
were unable to attend.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the minutes
     of the meetings as follows be approved, and that the read-
     ing thereof be dispensed with:

     (a)  Regents meeting of July 23, 1951
     (b)  Executive Committee meeting of August 20, 1951
     (c)  Bid Opening meeting of September 15, 1951

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     The following claims were approved by the Executive Commit-
     tee of the Board of Regents and now presented for approval
     of the Board:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 12-1 to 12-16 inclusive for a
         total of $122,939.97 for July.

         State Claims, Nos. 12-1 to 12-10 inclusive for a
         total of $88,049.13 for July.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 12-17 to 12-29 inclusive for a
         total of $112,010.42 for July.

         State Claims, Nos. 12-11 to 12-20 inclusive for a
         total of $101,495.48 for August.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 12-30 to 12-48 inclusive for a
         total of $146,153.19 for September.

         State Claims, Nos. 12-21 to 12-34 inclusive for a
         total of $105,019.39 for September.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the claims
     be approved.

 3.  Bids

     Mr. Hayden reported that, following the meeting on September
     15, when bids for office supplies were opened, he had placed
     orders accordingly, but that this is the last time such pro-
     cedure can be followed.  The State Purchasing Office has
     been set up in accord with legislation passed at the last
     Session, with a State Purchasing Agent in charge, and that
     office will henceforth take care of purchases, in coopera-
     tion with the University.

 4.  Remodeling and Renovation

     The Comptroller presented a letter stating that material to
     be used on the remodeling of Lincoln Hall and the Hospital
     can be secured under the provisions of the present ratings
     of the University.  This was the advice of the local office
     of the U. S. Department of Commerce.

 5.  Gardner Supply Company - Heating Plant Bill

     The Comptroller read two letters explaining the situation
     concerning a bill for material and labor for the Heating
     Plant in the new Gymnasium and Hatch Station.  The Gardner
     Supply Company has billed the University for $12,696.50 of
     which $7,293.96 has been paid, leaving balance of $5,402.54.
     Mr. Charles Thompson, engineer on the job, refuses to ap-
     prove the bill for payment.  Gardner Supply Company is re-
     questing settlement.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the matter
     be submitted to a Board of Settlement.  It was then unani-
     mously agreed that the following be asked to serve:

         William Wagner      Heating Engineer
         Edward Pine         Associated General Contractors
         Russell Mills       Architect

 6.  Liability Insurance

     The matter of possible liability to the University in the
     case of injury to a student while engaged in class, labora-
     tory or field work, or injury to a visitor to the Campus,
     was discussed.  The Comptroller submitted detail showing
     cost, coverage and limits of such a policy.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the matter
     be tabled for further study by the Executive Committee and
     for later action by the Board.

 7.  Veterans Accounts

     (See page 318, item 13.)  The matter of charges to veteran
     students was discussed by the President.  A plan was devised
     this year whereby the students would not be charged in ex-
     cess of $500, but since then with the cooperation of the
     Veterans Administration, a contract was arranged and submit-
     ted to the Denver Office indicating that the per credit
     charge would be $15.71, no reference being made to the $500
     limit.  As a result of their study of our contract, it was
     evident that the charge would cause nearly every G. I. in
     the school to exceed the $500 limit and, therefore, they
     came back with certain revisions in the contract.  These
     revisions included the following paragraph:

         In view of the above, it is suggested that Schedule I
         to the contract be revised to the extent that a specific
         reference is made to those fees that are payable and
         also indicating that the adjusted tuition rate is pay-
         able in lieu of customary tuition charges set forth in
         the institution's bulletin.  Further, it is suggested
         that the contract provide that charges for tuition and
         fees, books, supplies and equipment shall not exceed
         $500 for a full-time course for an ordinary school year
         as set forth in RAP R-10470 (B) (2) and that individual
         veterans will not be permitted to elect to have the VA
         pay, or to pay personally for any part of the total
         charge that exceeds the allowable rate.  This statement
         is suggested in view of the fact that the adjusted
         tuition charge is exceedingly high and the $500 limita-
         tion will be applicable in practically every instance.

     The law referred to has been in existence since the begin-
     ning of the veterans program, but was not invoked as far
     as the University of Nevada is concerned because of the fact
     that no payments were likely to exceed $500.  This rule will
     be retroactive as far as last year is concerned and means
     that the University will be required to repay the amounts
     in excess of $500, either to the Veterans Administration,
     where the student has elected to have the government make
     the payment, or to the individual.  The total amount in-
     volved will be $4,658.24.

 8.  Western Pacific Spur

     Since bids covering fuel oil requirements for the current
     year quoted rates for both rail and truck shipments, there
     was some discussion as to whether or not it is desirable to
     continue the arrangement with the Western Pacific Company
     as regards the spur track leading into the University
     grounds.  It was pointed out that under the present arrange-
     ment, all University fuel oil is routed via Western Pacific,
     and in return the Western Pacific Company maintains the spur
     track and road bed.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the present
     installation be retained and that the University continue
     to use the Western Pacific spur for the duration of the
     present fuel oil contract.

 9.  Degrees

     List of candidates for degrees, as approved by the general
     faculty on September 14, 1951, was presented.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that these
     candidates be approved for the indicated degrees and
     diplomas, as follows:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

     Bachelor of Arts

         Alfred Anthony Artuso          Lillian M. Daz
         Lois Shaver Bondley            Katherine G. Dunn
         Jessie Mildred Buchanan        Arlyn Lucerne Laughery
         Edith Lucille Cayton           Jance M. Yeakey Pederson

     Bachelor of Science

         Vija Berge                     Gloria Gwen Eddy
         Kenneth Frank Dawley           Stanley D. Johns

     Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

         Cecelia Lucille Damron         Chester G. Winkel, Jr.

     Two-Year Normal Diploma

         Donna Mc Gowan

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

         Samuel Jennings Linn, Jr.      Robert W. Miller

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

         Kenneth Suttle Fox             William Lundby

     ADVANCED DEGREES

     Master of Arts

         Lillian Mc Guigan

     Master of Science

         Talib Ul Haq                   Lyman Daniel Linfesty

10.  Gifts

     The following gifts have been received since the last meet-
     ing of the Board, and were reported by the President.

     (a)  Attorney General's office forwarded the report that
          the Attorney General had examined the Second Annual
          Account and Report of the Administration of the Trust
          Created by the Last Will and Testament of Lowell
          Daniels, Deceased, of which the University of Nevada
          is a beneficiary, and "nothing therein appearing to
          which an exception could be taken, waives appearance
          at the hearing on said account and petition".

     (b)  The Percy Train Collection of Invertebrate Fossils,
          gift of Mrs. Agnes Train Janssen of Laytonville,
          California, has been received and placed in the Mackay
          School of Mines Museum.

     (c)  Mrs. Edith Albert gave a check for $76 to convert 2
          debentures of American Telephone and Telegraph Company
          stock in the Henry Albert Public Service Prize Fund.

     (d)  Frederick Herz and family increased the Herz Scholar-
          ship Fund to two $50 scholarships for this year.

     (e)  Mr. William Fife of Reno gave a petrographic microscope
          for use in Geology classes.  This was given in memory
          of Charles Hasemen, former Professor of Mathematics at
          the University of Nevada.

     (f)  Western Electric Company gave the following items for
          use in Electrical Engineering classes:

              2 Decade Resistance Boxes
              1 Sola Transformer
             15 Type 134 Amplifiers

     (g)  Through the efforts of Dr. S. T. Clarke of Reno, pure-
          bred Aberdeen Angus heifers were given to the Univer-
          sity, one each from the following:

              Mr. Graham Hollister, Genoa, Nevada
              Mr. Lloyd Springmeyer, Gardnerville, Nevada
              Mr. Ed Biaggini, Gayucca, California
              Mr. Wm. Volkmann, Selma, California

          Dr. Clarke also offered the use of his herd bull in
          connection with the project of building up the herd
          at the Farm.

     (h)  The La Barthe Egg Collection has been received and is
          being stored until suitable display and housing space
          is available.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that these gifts
     be accepted.

11.  Personnel

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing recommendations be approved.

     (a)  Appointment of Gordon Shelley as Lecturer in the De-
          partment of Economics, Business and Sociology at a
          salary of $1600 for the year 1951-52 (in the place of
          Louis Skinner, who was appointed but could not serve).

     (b)  Appointment of Eric Axilrod as Instructor in the De-
          partment of Economics, Business and Sociology at a
          salary of $3800 for the year 1951-52 (in the place of
          Richard Bernhard, resigned).

     (c)  Appointment of Mrs. Esther (Laiola) Doyle as Lecturer
          in the Practice Teaching Program of the School of
          Education at a salary of $600 for the year 1951-52.

     (d)  Appointment of Mrs. Louise Farrar as Lecturer in the
          Department of Education at a salary of $1400 for the
          year 1951-52 (in the place of Mrs. Marjorie Dickinson,
          moved to Las Vegas).

     (e)  Appointment of Frederick Petrides as Instructor in the
          Department of Philosophy and Psychology at a salary of
          $3400 for the year 1951-52 (in the place of F. J. Mc
          Guigan, resigned).

     (f)  Appointment of Mrs. Patricia Gibby as Assistant in the
          Department of Foreign Languages at a salary of $1100
          for the year 1951-52 (in the place of Henry R. Manahan,
          resigned).

     (g)  Appointment of Howard Houston as Instructor in the De-
          partment of English at a salary of $3600 for the year
          1951-52 (in the place of A. Stuart Daley, on leave).

     (h)  Appointment of Oliver Frederic Sigworth as Instructor
          in the Department of English at a salary of $3700 for
          the year 1951-52 (in the place of Raymond Pflug).

     (i)  Transfer of James R. Dickinson, Instructor in English,
          to the Las Vegas Branch Program, and salary increase
          from $3500 to $3800.

     (j)  Appointment of Arthur J. Palmer, Jr., to teach Geogra-
          phy courses on a part time basis at the Las Vegas
          Branch, at a salary of $750 for the Fall semester 1951.

     (k)  Appointment of Mrs. Lee Dolson Pivornick to teach
          French courses on a part time basis at the Las Vegas
          Branch, at a salary of $750 for the Fall semester 1951.

     (l)  Appointment of James F. Kidwell as Associate Professor
          of Animal Industry to serve on a 12 months basis at
          $5600 for the year, $5000 from Resident Teaching, $600
          from Experiment Station (in the place of Earl W. Sheets
          who did not return).

     (m)  Report on Dean of Agriculture - no applicants at the
          present time.

     (n)  Appointment of Asa Milton Seymour as Instructor in the
          Department of Electrical Engineering at a salary of
          $3800 for the year 1951-52 (in the place of Arno Glimn,
          who did not return).

     (o)  Appointment of Harve P. Nelson as Associate Professor
          in the Department of Mining, at a salary of $4600 for
          the year 1951-52 (in the place of Roy Swift, resigned).

     (p)  Appointment of M/Sgt. E. Byrd as Assistant Custodian of
          Military Property, $50 per month from University funds
          (in the place of M/Sgt. Sherman Johnson, transferred).

     (q)  Appointment of Mrs. Katherine K. Phillips as Clerical
          Assistant in the Library at a salary of $175 per
          month (in the place of Mrs. Owen Ulph, resigned).

     (r)  Leave of absence for Miss Margaret Griffin of the
          Agricultural Extension Division, without pay, for the
          period September 12, 1951 to June 16, 1952, so that
          she may work toward the Masters Degree at Oregon State
          College.

     (s)  Appointment of Lyle Mc Cartney, Assistant Extension
          Agent at Elko, to replace Mark Shipley in the Depart-
          ment of Range Management of the Agricultural Experiment
          Station.  Mr. Shipley is resigning, effective November
          1.  Mr. Mc Cartney's salary will be $4800, effective
          December 1, 1951.

     (t)  Appointment of Frank S. Scott, Jr., as Assistant in the
          Department of Agricultural Economics of the Agricul-
          tural Experiment Station at a salary of $4800 per year.

     (u)  Retirment of Dr. L. R. Vawter, Associate in Veterinary
          Science, effective October 31, 1951.  Dr. John L. O'
          Harra, Veterinarian, State Department of Agriculture,
          has been secured on a part time temporary basis until
          a permanent replacement can be secured.

12.  Fees

     The President presented the recommendations of the Adminis-
     trative Council as follows:

       I.  Students Registering for Evening and Extension Courses

           1.  Admission and matriculation unnecessary.

           2.  Records kept separate from those of matriculated
               students.

           3.  Usual registration form not to be used.

           4.  Fees:

                     $7.50 for credit hour
                     Lab Fees (if any)
                    *Visitors - $5.00 for credit hour

           5.  These students may apply credits obtained in
               evening and extension courses toward degrees if
               and when properly admitted and matriculated.

           6.  Matriculated students paying regular fee register
               for evening courses with approval of Dean.  Such
               courses become part of each student's program and
               no extra charge is made.

      II.  Non-Matriculated Students (Day)

           May register for 5 credits or less for the same fees
           and under the same regulations as for evening courses.

     III.  Matriculated Students Registering for 5 Credits or
           Less

           1.  Use regular registration form.

           2.  May either pay

                     $7.50 for credit hour
                     Lab Fees (if any)
                    *Visitors - $5.00 for credit hour
                              or
                     Regular Fees

                     a.  $15 Registration
                     b.  $ 5 Matriculation (once only)
                     c.  $ 5 Library
                     d.  $10 Deposit

           3.  Are not charged non-resident tuition.

     Members of the staff and their wives registering in groups
     I, II and III pay no tuition or fees except laboratory fees.

    *Visitors receive no credit but may, at the discretion of
     the Instructor, have the class privileges of other students.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the above
     recommendations be approved.

13.  Reno High School

     The President reported on arrangements with Reno High School
     for their use of the University Stadium for football games.
     The High School is to pay $100 per game.

14.  Reuben Cyril Thompson, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus,
     died on September 12, 1951.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing resolution be adopted:

                         RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF
                          REUBEN CYRIL THOMPSON

         (Adopted by the Board of Regents, October 26, 1951)

         The Board of Regents pause to pay tribute to Reuben
         Cyril Thompson, who died on September 12, 1951, at his
         home in Reno, following a lifetime of service to his
         fellow men.

         Dr. Thompson devoted forty years of his life to the
         University of Nevada.  He came here first to serve as
         Instructor in Latin in the University High School; in
         1910, he was made Principal.  He was transferred to
         the Latin Department of the University in 1912, and
         in 1915 was appointed Professor of Philosophy and Edu-
         cation, later concentrating in the field of Philosophy.
         His career as Dean of Men commenced with the Fall se-
         mester of 1932.  But this brief outline of the various
         positions he held here does not begin to tell the story
         of his vast service to students, faculty and towns-
         people.  He was an outstanding speaker, an interested
         and sympathetic Counsellor, a brilliant scholar, and a
         deep thinker, who contributed generously of all his
         talent to those who sought his help and guidance.  A
         friend to all, he was rewarded with friendship.

         The University of Nevada is a better school because
         Reuben Cyril Thompson spent the greater part of his
         adult life here.  He will live forever in the hearts
         of those whose lives he touched.

         The Booard of Regents express, in this resolution,
         their deep and heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Thompson
         and the other members of his family, and desire that
         they be given a copy of this resolution.

                             Board of Regents
                             University of Nevada

                         /s/ S. E. Ross
                             Chairman

15.  Max C. Fleischmann, donor of the Fleischmann Dairy Farm,
     Scholarships and other gifts, died on October 16, 1951.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing resolution be adopted:

                      RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION OF
                           MAX C. FLEISCHMANN

         (Adopted by the Board of Regents, October 26, 1951)

         The University of Nevada lost a real and valued friend
         when Major Max C. Fleischmann died in Santa Barbara on
         October 16, 1951.  He will long be remembered for his
         outstanding personality, his firm belief in develop-
         ment of the individual, his generous spirit and his
         sterling character.

         He was a benefactor of mankind through the University
         of Nevada and like institutions.  All who had the
         opportunity to know him benefited personally from the
         association with him.  He had much to offer as an in-
         dividual, living a useful and interesting life, giving
         freely of his help in every way to any person or project
         he felt worthy.  His generous scholarships have aided
         scores of students secure an education and many of these
         students could not have continued without substantial
         aid.  The Farm property which he turned over to the Uni-
         versity is a real asset to the Agricultural Program, in
         all its phases.  The fine stock on the Farm was a proj-
         ect, in the beginning, of Major Fleischmann.  The Uni-
         versity is grateful for his many other gifts; the count-
         less hours he spent with student and faculty groups,
         his personal friendship, his special gifts and scholar-
         ships to help where assistance was especially needed.

         The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada ex-
         press sincere gratitude because Major Max C. Fleisch-
         mann "passed this way".  He touched the University in
         a way to leave lasting benefit.  A Nevadan by choice,
         he gave generously to his adopted State.  The individu-
         als, organizations and programs which owe a debt of
         gratitude to Major Fleischmann could not be listed,
         because many of them are unknown; but they assure that
         he will live in the memory and hearts of generations
         to come.

         The University of Nevada proudly conferred the Doctor
         of Laws Degree upon Major Fleischmann at its Commence-
         ment Exercises on May 14, 1945.

         The Board of Regents wish to extend deepest sympathy to
         Mrs. Fleischmann and the other members of his family,
         and join with them in a sense of great loss.  A copy
         of this resolution will be mailed to Mrs. Fleischmann
         so that she may know of the high place her husband
         held in the life and affection of the University of
         Nevada.

                             Board of Regents
                             Univrsity of Nevada

                         /s/ S. E. Ross
                             Chairman

16.  Enrollment

     Fall semester 1951 compared with Fall semester 1950.

     (a)  Enrollment - Campus

          Fall 1951                    Fall 1950

          Men        790               Men        996
          Women      422               Women      470
                    1212                         1466

          Freshmen   391               Freshmen   599*
          Sophomores 246               Sophomores 347
          Juniors    248               Juniors    203
          Seniors    211               Seniors    208
          Specials    54               Specials    39
          Graduates   62               Graduates   70
                    1212                         1466

         *Transfer students and students with deficiencies in
          requirements were classified as Freshmen in 1950.

          Of the above there are:      Of the above there were:

          223 under G. I.              362 under G. I.
           14 under Voc. Rehab.         21 under Voc. Rehab.
          237                          383

     (b)  Enrollment - Las Vegas Branch

          20 Completed
           7 In process
          27 Total

     (c)  Enrollment - Statewide Extension Courses

                                    Credit       Audit

          Hawthorne - E201            10           1
                      E202            20           1
                                      30           2

          Tonopah   - E201             9           7
                      E202            10           7
                                      19          14

          Las Vegas - E201            17           0
                      E202            22           3
                                      39           3

          Pioche    - E201            15           1
                      E202            18           6
                                      33           7

          Ely       - E201            30           3
                      E202            32           1
                                      62           4

          Total                      183          30

17.  Housing Figures (Comparison)

                                       1951        1950

     Victory Heights                    109         112
     Lincoln Hall                        79          26
     Hartman Halls                       52          70
     Veterans Dormitories                 0         134
     Manzanita Hall                      48          57
     Artemisia Hall                      74          85

18.  Dormitory Budgets

     In view of the reduced number of occupants in the Dormi-
     tories this semester, revised budgets for the Halls were
     submitted by the Dean of Men and the Dean of Women, with
     the following recommendations:

     Men's Dormitories               Women's Dormitories

     Total Income      $17,411.18   Total Income      $17,652.16
     Total Expenses     14,424.84   Total Expenses     15,912.37
     Estimated Balance $ 2,986.34   Estimated Balance $ 1,739.79

19.  YWCA

     Mrs. Patricia Barrett is the Executive Secretary of the
     Campus YWCA this year.

     The members of the Advisory Board are:

         Mrs. Marvin Humphrey, Chairman
         Mrs. E. L. Menu
         Mrs. Nevel North
         Mrs. Robert Griffin
         Mrs. C. C. Taylor
         Miss Alice Terry
         Mrs. H. S. Foote

     Ex-Officio members re:

         Miss Elaine Mobley
         Mrs. Bayonne Glenn
         Mrs. Malcolm A. Love

     There are two openings on the active Board which will be
     filled in the near future.

     The Campus YWCA received $1600 from the Community Chest
     Drive last year and have requested $2000 this year.

The Board recessed at 12:20 noon for luncheon in the University
Dining Hall.

The recessed meeting was called to order in the President's of-
fice at 1:50 by the Chairman.

20.  Liability Insurance

     The matter of liability insurance was again brought up
     (item 6, page 329) for discussion.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Comptroller
     be instructed to take out liability insurance for the Uni-
     versity in keeping with the report submitted by Mr. Hayden,
     as follows:

         Cost    :  Annual premium of $813.37.
         Coverage:  Covers all liability with the exception of
                    that now covered by our first policy in
                    automobiles.  Includes the University Farms.
                    Covers not only University, but the Admin-
                    istrative Officers and Board of Regents, both
                    individually and collectively.

         Limits  :  Public liability - $100,000 and $300,000
                    Property damage  - $ 10,000 and $ 25,000

21.  Budget Items

     (a)  Dr. Ernest Inwood is carrying on the work of the Alumni
          Association office with the help of a part time Secre-
          tary.  As soon as the Association is able to carry its
          own load, financially, it will do so.  Dr. Inwood's
          service is being given with no extra pay and no reduc-
          tion in his teaching load.

     (b)  Las Vegas Branch program has changed the budget some-
          what; adjustments were made in the Arts and Science
          budgets, to carry on the work.

     (c)  There is a possibility of balancing the budget in
          athletics as it looks at the present time.  The intra-
          mural program is progressing well.

     (d)  Athletic scholarship unpaid accounts are still in the
          hands of the Alumni Association, which to date has not
          been able to clear them up.

22.  Student Union Building

     A Student Committee headed by Len Savage has been appointed
     to work with the University Administration in plans for a
     Student Union building.

23.  Investment of Endowment and Scholarship Funds

     The Comptroller discussed the current practice of the Uni-
     versity as regards investments, which is to abide by the
     State law governing investment of money of the State Per-
     manent School Fund.  He reported that there is at the
     present time $72,651.24 in the Cutts Estate which has not
     been invested.

     Agreement was reached unanimously that the Comptroller seek
     the advice of an attorney as to whether or not these spe-
     cial gift and endowment funds come under the provision of
     the law for investment of school funds.

The meeting recessed at 3:10 P.M. until the following morning.

The recessed meeting was called to order at 9:45 A.M. in the
office of the President, on Saturday, October 27.  Present:
Regents Hardy, Ross, Lombardi; President Love, Attorney John D.
Furrh of the firm of Furrh, Pike and Mc Laughlin.  Reporters
Gillis and Crocker were also present.

Mr. Furrh stated that he represented Mr. Sheeketski in the mat-
ter of his contract, and asked that the Regents appoint a repre-
sentative to meet with him for the purpose of discussing terms
of a settlement of the contract obligation.

Mr. Ross asked Mr. Furrh to put his proposal in writing so that
the 2 members who were absent might have a chance to study the
matter.  Mr. Ross then said that he would call a meeting at a
time when the entire Board could be present.

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 A.M.

The next meeting will be called by the Chairman.