UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 6 - Pages 111-116
October 29, 1948
The special meeting of the Board of Regents, called for the
purpose of discussing the University budget, was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9:45 A.M. in the President's office. Pres-
ent: Regents Cahlan, Hilliard, Henningsen, Sheerin, Ross and
Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley. Present also were
Jeff Springmeyer, Legislative Counsellor and Frank Mc Cullough,
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the regular meeting of September 17-18, 1948, and the
minutes of the Executive Committee meetings of September 24 and
September 30, 1948, be dispensed with and that they be approved
Claims presented by the Comptroller
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the following claims
List No. 4, dated October 31, 1948, Regents Checks No.
89-75 to 89-106, inclusive, for a total of $214,674.24.
List No. 4, dated October 31, 1948, State Claims Nos.
89-61 to 89-87, inclusive, for a total of $74,456.26.
President's Informal Report:
At close of registration, Fall, 1948:
Of the above students, 788 are attending under the Veterans
Education Bills as follows:
Under G. I. Bill 750
Under Vocational Rehabilitation 38
Admissions Committee Report
555 new students admitted and registered
265 rejected, pending or granted admission but failed
820 approximate number considered for entrance
Many additional inquiries received and answered - no
Students from Foreign Countries
Brazil : Korb, Leighton Richard (A&S)
El Salvador: Novoa, Fidel Antonio (Agric)
France : Nussbaum, Serge J. (Engr)
Greece : Papaelion, Vasileos Elias (A&S)
Norway : Aalde, Kaare (Engr)
Tonning, Kristian (Engr)
Turkey : Karacabey, Tahsin (A&S)
Voskey, Ibrahim Hilmi (A&S)
Women housed 171
Men housed 339
Couples housed 148
Manzanita Hall Artemisia Hall Lincoln Hall
Students 81 Students 88 Students 127
Adults 1 Adults 1
Old Gymnasium Field House
Students 70 Students 12
Highland Terrace Housing Units
Dormitory No. 27 Students 40
Dormitory No. 28 Students 40
Dormitory No. 30 Students 50
Couples - 21 (not under University supervision)
Campus Housing Units Trailer Court
Students 97 Couples 36
112 (8 units, 14 couples each)
1) Mr. John Bunten, who was appointed as Lecturer in Voca-
tional Education at the September 17-18 meeting, will not
serve in the Fall semester because no students enrolled
for the course.
1) A grant of $1000 has been made by the American Philo-
sophical Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Dr.
Church's expenses while preparing his snow survey re-
search material for publication.
2) Mrs. William D. Hatton of Tonopah gave a collection of
405 plants, beautifully mounted and preserved, for the
use of classes in Botany.
3) A photograph of the Academic Procession of May 1913 was
given to the University by Mrs. Louise Lewers of Reno,
widow of Robert Lewers, Professor and Vice President of
the University, 1890-1922.
4) Mr. R. F. I. Raymond of Washoe Valley has donated to
the University Farms a purebred Percheron mare, 7 years
of age, which won her class when shown at the California
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that these gifts be
accepted with thanks and that the picture donated by Mrs.
Lewers be framed and placed in the University Library.
1) That plans be formulated and a campaign be entered into
without delay to raise funds to endow a Chair in Ancient
Languages and Classical Archeology, to be known as the
"James Edward Church Professorship".
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the recom-
mendation be approved.
President Moseley read a letter addressed to Mrs. Robert
Zeimer Hawkins written by an agent for Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbilt asking if the University of Nevada would accept
as a gift the bronze doors from the Vanderbilt home which
are a copy of the famous "Ghiberti Gates" of Florence,
Motion of Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that President
Moseley be instructed to secure the doors for the Univer-
sity and to inquire about transporting them to Reno.
President Moseley presented the request of Dr. Robert Locke
for a 3-year contract, with option for renewal for 2 addi-
tional years, as University Physician.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that, since it is
not the policy of the Board of Regents to enter into a con-
tract with any employee of the University, the President be
instructed to inform Dr. Locke of this condition, and that
the President be instructed to continue his efforts to carry
out a previous resolution of the Board looking toward the
employment of a full-time Physician.
Resolution by Nevada Federation of Labor was read by President
Moseley asking that a branch of the University of Nevada be es-
tablished in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Regents reaffirmed the policy of the University that
facilities not be made available to any group, Campus or
otherwise, for public gatherings of any political party.
Because the space east of the new Gymnasium, chosen for the
2 Dormitory buildings to be secured from the Reno Army Air
Base, is badly needed for parking cars, it was deemed ad-
visable to select a different location for the buildings.
Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the selection
be left in the hands of Regents Ross and Hilliard, President
Moseley and Comptroller Gorman.
The Board recessed at 12:30 noon for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall, with Mr. Springmeyer as guest.
The recessed meeting was called to order in the President's of-
fice by Chairman Ross at 2 P.M. with all Regents, Dr. Moseley,
Dr. Gorman and Mr. Springmeyer present.
Mr. Springmeyer spoke briefly concerning his work with the Legis-
lative Council and its function with the State Legislature, say-
ing that his job is merely to gather information. The Building
Program of the University was discussed. Mr. Springmeyer read
the following comments on the University Building Program:
I. Why the Engineering Building should come first:
A. Engineering student enrollment increase of 100%, and
increase in Arts and Science enrollment of 25%.
B. When the Engineering wing is completed, the entire
Engineering School will be under one roof.
C. This will release the old Electrical building for other
uses as follows:
1. Crowded Departments in the Agriculture building would
be moved to the old Electrical building, making room
in the Agriculture building for Home Economics expan-
sion. Courses in Dairying, Soils and Agronomy.
D. The Classroom building, when built, should be located
where Stewart Hall is now located. The architecture
would match the Mackay Science Hall, would have a full
basement. A tunnel would be run across the street to
the Library building, and the basement of the Classroom
building would be used for stack rooms, reading rooms
and so forth, thereby relieving congestion in the Library
where bookshelves are now installed in the corridors.
The U. S. Government has built 17 classrooms which, while
only temporary, could well serve until the State could
finance a Classroom building.
E. If a Life Science building is built first, it is true
that it would relieve congestion in the Agriculture
building, but it would not relieve conditions in the
School of Engineering, or congestion in the Library.
Comptroller's Report and Recommendations:
The Comptroller called the attention of the Regents to the
provision of Chapter 208, Statutes of 1945, which appropri-
ates $20,000 to convert the old Gymnasium into suitable
quarters for the Department of Military Science and Tactics.
The Comptroller suggested that if the old Gymnasium is to
be used for other purposes, this Act should be amended.
After discussion, it was decided to bring the matter up for
final consideration at the next meeting of the Board.
University Retirement Act
The University Retirement Act provides for the retirement of
employees of the University, on reaching the age of 70, at
not to exceed 1/2 of their average salary for the last 5
years, but it limits the maximum retirement payment to $150
per month. The Comptroller suggested that this maximum
should be raised to $200 per month to bring it in line with
the present State Retirement Plan. Under the present ar-
rangement some employees of the University are paying premi-
ums on amounts which would yield more than $150 per month
at retirement. This matter is to be brought up at the next
meeting of the Board for final decision.
Retirement Act of 1917
At present 11 surviving members of the faculty have been
retired under the 1917 Act, at 1/4 of their salary at time
of retirement, as follows:
Present Monthly Proposed Monthly
Name Salary Salary
Walter E. Clark $ 150.00 $ 150.00
Peter Frandsen 75.00 100.00
Robert Stewart 100.00 133.33
Katherine Riegelhuth 75.00 100.00
C. M. Beckwith 50.00 66.66
H. P. Boardman 75.00 100.00
C. L. Brown 37.50 50.00
Jeanne E. Wier 75.00 100.00
Sarah L. Lewis 75.00 100.00
J. D. Layman 112.50 112.50
J. E. Church 81.25 108.33
$ 906.25 $1120.82
The Comptroller suggested that these retirement salaries
should be increased to 1/3 of the salaries at the time of
retirement, which would cost an additional $2,574.84 per
The matter of constructing an inverted siphon so that the
old ditch could be removed from the lower Campus was dis-
cussed, to be brought up for final action at the December
meeting of the Board.
Statement of General Funds for the period ending December 31,
1948, showed an estimated balance as of December 31, 1948, of
The Comptroller presented a tabulation of the requests of
the Department Heads, received through the academic Deans,
for the ensuing biennium. The salary adjustments were made
on the brackets recommended by the President and the Deans
of the Colleges and approved by the Regents at their meeting
on September 17-18, 1948, as a basis for discussion. These
estimates total $2,180,064, and the estimated income for the
period amount to $1,526,516.50, necessitating an additional
appropriation of $653,547.50 from the State.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that, after further
study on the parts both of the Administration and the Regents
the budget be presented at the December meeting for consider-
ation and possible adoption.
Motion by Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the next meet-
ing of the Board be set for December 11, 1948.
Dr. Gorman reported that the Newland Experimental Farm is
available to the University provided the State will agree
to maintain it until present projects are completed, a cost
estimated at $10,000 per year.
Chairman Ross thanked the Alumni Executive Committee for meeting
with the Board. President Yori thanked the Regents for the op-
portunity of appearing and offered cooperation on the part of the
Athletic Scholarship Committee Dining Hall Bill
Chairman Ross read a letter from George Southworth, Jr.,
Chairman of the Athletic Scholarship Committee, presenting
a plan of payment by which the Committee will guarantee pay-
ment of the bill for board, room and fees for athletes at
the rate of $2500 per year, more if possible, until paid
in full. The letter further stated that every effort will
be made to meet future bills as they become due.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Regents
accept the proposition as presented, with the definite under-
standing that the Athletic Scholarship Committee pay current-
ly all bills incurred in the future, and further, that the
Committee be bound by their verbal statement to the Chairman
of the Board that proceeds from a possible bowl game would
be used to wipe out the indebtedness.
Mr. Springmeyer thanked the Regents for the privilege of meeting
with them and offered any assistance his office might be able to
give to the University in carrying out its program.
The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M.