10/29/1948

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

October 29-30, 1948 



10-29-1948
Volume 6 - Pages 111-116

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      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,
newspaper reporter.

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
as submitted.

Claims presented by the Comptroller

Motion by Mr. Cahlan passed unanimously that the following claims
be approved:

    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:

A.  Enrollment

    At close of registration, Fall, 1948:

                       Men      1307
                       Women     467
                       Total    1774

    Of the above students, 788 are attending under the Veterans
    Education Bills as follows:

        Under G. I. Bill                    750
        Under Vocational Rehabilitation      38
                                            788

    Admissions Committee Report

        555 new students admitted and registered
        265 rejected, pending or granted admission but failed
            to register
        820 approximate number considered for entrance

        Many additional inquiries received and answered - no
        accurate count.

    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)

B.  Housing

    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
                82                       89

    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
                               130

    Couples - 21 (not under University supervision)

    Campus Housing Units              Trailer Court
    Students        97                Couples          36
    Faculty         15
                   112 (8 units, 14 couples each)

C.  Personnel

    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.

D.  Gifts

    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
        State Fair.

    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.

President's Recommendations:

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.

Ghiberti Gates

    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,
    Italy.

    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.

University Physician

    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.

Political Parties

    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.

Dormitory Buildings

    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:

Old Gymnasium

    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
    year.

Inverted Siphon

    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
$734.30.

Budget

    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.

Fallon Farm

    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
Committee.

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.