10/29/1956

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 29-30, 1956




10-29-1956
Volume 7 - Pages 271-282

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
October 29, 1956

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University of Nevada on Monday, October 29, 1956.
The meeting was called to order at 7:40 P.M. by Chairman Ross.
Present: Regents Hardy, Grant, Thompson, Lombardi, Ross; Comp-
troller Hayden and President Stout. Academic Vice President
Wood and Engineer Poolman were present for items pertaining to
their areas of work.

Reports Bob Laxalt, Jim Hulse and William Friel covered the
meeting.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the minutes of
the regular meeting of August 13, 1956 be approved.

2. Comptroller's Claims

Claims which had been approved by the Executive Committee
were presented for approval of the Board.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the claims, as
follows, be approved:

Regents Checks, numbers 67-18 to 67-33 inclusive for a
total of $286,072.56 for August.

State Claims, numbers 67-14 to 67-25 inclusive for a
total of $160,586.83 for August.

Regents Checks, numbers 67-34 to 67-52 inclusive for a
total of $355,377.99 for September.

State Claims, numbers 67-26 to 67-41 inclusive for a
total of $150,428.07 for September.

3. Candidates for Degrees

Candidates for degrees were recommended as follows (list of
August 17, 1956):

ARTS AND SCIENCE

Lloyd Byrne Austin B. S.
William George Edwards B. S.
Louis Hampton Heltzel B. A.
David Barnes Ryan B. A.
John William Swobe B. A.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Robert A. Barnard B. S. in B. A.
Dallas L. Watkins B. S. in B. A.

EDUCATION

Russell Ballard Crook B. A. in Educ.
Helen Tanner Dickson B. S. in Educ.
Zella Leavitt B. A. in Educ.
Charles O. Ryan B. S. in Educ.

ENGINEERING - CIVIL

Eugene Burton Longfield B. S. in C. E.

MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

William Samual Griggs B. S. in M. E.
Norman Leslie Martin B. S. in Geol.
Robert Glen Littlefield B. S. in Geol. Engr.

MASTERS DEGREES

Deloy H. Anderson, Jr. M. of Educ.
Michael Drakulich M. of Educ.
Raymond Leihua Gonsalves M. of Educ.
Mamie M. Hanraham M. of Educ.
Wallace Laverne Kurtz M. of Educ.
Peter D. Laxalt M. A.
Duane Reed Lance M. of Educ.
Marian Payne Lance M. of Educ.
Donald Beecher Neal M. of Educ.
Sheila P. Rast M. A.
John E. Robb M. of Educ.
Adelyn Margaret Rotholtz M. of Educ.
Gene L. Scarselli M. of Educ.
Lucille E. Smith M. of Educ.
Wells C. Smith M. of Educ.
George Phillip Tavernia M. of Educ.
Daniel Vidovich M. of Educ.
Marilyn Wittwer M. A.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the candi-
dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
degrees.

4. Personnel Recommendations

Personnel recommendations were presented as follows:

ASUN Contracts for the school year 1956-57 as follows:

a) Charles Coyle, ASUN President, at a salary of $65 per
month.

b) Diane Martin, ASUN Secretary, at a salary of $35 per
month.

FOOD AND DRUGS - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Salary Changes, effective July 1, 1956, as follows:

1955-56 1956-57

E. L. Randall, Commissioner $7700 $8988
A. J. Rafael, Resident Inspector 6023 6624
Stanley Johns, Chief Chemist 5012 5616
C. W. Stroud, Inspector 4682 5148
P. A. Ferretto, Inspector 4682 5148
A. B. Anderson, Inspector 3780 4620
Knute Pennington, Inspector 3900 4200
Robert Cole, Janitor 1200 1500
Charlotte Greer, Laboratory Helper 900 1080

NEWS SERVICE

Salary Change, effective August 1, 1956, as follows:

a) Rosemary Girolamo, Assistant, from a rate of $3000 to
$3450 per year, based on 12 months service.

UNIVERSITY ENGINEER

Appointment as follows:

a) James Dudley Rogers as Mechanical Engineer, effective
October 15, 1956, at a salary rate of $6500 per year
based on 12 months service (new position).

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Appointment as follows:

a) Edward Michael Vietti as Assistant Professor of Eco-
nomics and Business Administration at a salary of $6300
for the academic year 1956-57 (new position).

Reappointment as follows:

a) June Fant as Assistant in Business Administration at a
salary of $937.50 for the Fall semester 1956.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

Appointments as follows:

a) Lura Ward Mathews, as Instructor in English at a salary
of $2500 for the Fall semester 1956 (new position).

b) Hernando J. Woods, Jr., as Assistant Professor of
English at a salary of $2850 for the Spring semester
1957 (new position).

c) Keith C. Wilson, as Instructor in English at a salary of
$5000 for the academic year 1956-57 (new position).

d) Robert J. Dill as Assistant in Health, Physical Educa-
tion and Athletics at a salary of $300 for the Fall se-
mester 1956, to teach Archery (replacement).

e) Donald S. Thompson as Assistant in Health, Physical
Education and Athletics at a salary of $150 for the
Fall semester 1956, to teach Skating (replacement).

f) Gertrude A. Gonsalves as Assistant in Health, Physical
Education and Athletics at a salary of $150 for the Fall
semester 1956, to teach Social Dancing (replacement).

g) William P. Montamble as Graduate Assistant in Health,
Physical Education and Athletics at a salary of $1200
for the academic year 1956-57 (new position).

h) Edward R. Slingland, Jr. as Lecturer in Journalism at
a salary of $300 for the Fall semester 1956 (new posi-
tion).

i) Elisabeth Smith Constantino as Graduate Assistant in
Mathematics at a salary of $450 for the Fall semester
1956 (to help take care of unfilled vacancies).

j) Rodney M. Mercado as Assistant Professor of Music at a
salary of $6000 for the academic year 1956-57 (new
position).

k) Thomas J. Duffy as Instrument Man in Physics at a
salary of $400 per month effective September 1, 1956
(new position).

l) Robert T. Roelofs, Associate Professor of Philosophy,
as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy for the
academic year 1956-57.

Reappointments as follows:

a) William Henry Colbert, Jr. as Assistant in Mathematics
at a salary of $562.50 for the Fall semester 1956 (sup-
plementary contract).

b) Evelyn P. Falk as Assistant in Mathematics at a salary
of $550 for the Fall semester 1956.

c) Chelton Leonard, Assistant in Health, Physical Educa-
tion and Athletics (Ski Coach), 11/1/56 to 4/30/57 -
$600

d) James Olivas, Assistant in Health, Physical Education
and Athletics (Boxing Coach), 11/1/56 to 4/1/57 - $700

Salary Changes as follows:

a) Willard F. Day, Assistant Professor in Psychology,
$5500 for the academic year 1956-57 (formerly approved
for $5300).

b) Barbara Jane Lane, Instructor in Health, Physical Edu-
cation and Athletics, $5000 for the academic year 1956-
57 (formerly approved for $4800).

Retirement as follows:

a) C. C. Smith, Professor of History and Political Science,
effective October 1, 1956 for reasons of health.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Appointments as follows:

a) Lloyd A. Drury as Assistant Professor of Education at a
salary of $6300 for the academic year 1956-57 (replace-
ment for Dr. Mead, resigned).

b) Supervising Teachers for the Fall semester 1956 as
follows:

Deloy Anderson, Sparks High School - $75
Beverly Austin, Veterans Memorial School - $90
Bud L. Beasley, Reno High School - $75
Edith Crawford, Sparks High School - $75
Mae Denevi, Sparks High School - $150
Eileen Dillon, Anderson School - $150
Edwin S. Dodson, Anderson School - $120
Helen T. Early, Anderson School - $150
Jacqueline Elder, Sparks High School - $150
Margaret Ernst, Reno High School - $75
Ethel Figley, Veterans Memorial School - $90
Inez Gillies, Greenbrae School - $30
Orsie Graves, Sparks High School - $150
Dixie Kilburn, Sparks Junior High School - $150
Erle Kissel, Sparks High School - $75
Wallace Kurtz, Sparks High School - $75
Hazel Mc Comas, Reno High School - $75
Evelyn Mantle, Sparks High School - $75
John Marean, Reno High School - $75
Andrew Morby, Reno High School - $75
Robert Paille, Veterans Memorial School - $90
John Robb, Reno High School - $75
Earl Rosenberg, Reno High School - $75
Marvin Roth, Reno High School - $150
Robert Shipley, Sparks Intermediate School - $60
Beulah Singleton, Reno High School - $75
Ivan Slotto, Reno High School - $75
Lucille Smith, Sierra Vista School - $90
Glen C. Terry, B. D. Billinghurst School - $60
Lloyd Trout, Reno High School - $75
Velva Trulove, Sparks High School - $150
Grace Warner, Orvis Ring School - $120
Kenneth Williams, Sparks High School - $75
Eileen Yrueta, Sparks High School - $75
Anthony Zeni, Reno High School - $75

NEVADA SOUTHERN CAMPUS - STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Appointments as follows:

a) Mary Lee Bundy as Librarian at a salary rate of $6000
effective November 1, 1956 (new position).

b) Aaron C. Butler, Jr. as Lecturer in Economics and Busi-
ness Administration at a salary of $6000 for the aca-
demic year 1956-57 (new position).

c) Holbert H. Hendrix as Associate Professor of Education
at a salary of $7000 for the academic year 1956-57 (re-
placement for part-time Lecturers).

d) Sigrid Moe as Lecturer in English at a salary of $5000
for the academic year 1956-57 (replacement for Mr.
Loney, resigned).

e) Ben Chichester as part-time Lecturer in Chemistry at a
salary of $225 for the Fall semester 1956.

f) R. C. Raisor as part-time Laboratory Assistant in Chem-
istry at a salary of $250 for the Fall semester 1956.

g) William Wright as part-time Lecturer in Journalism at a
salary of $225 for the Fall semester 1956.

h) Barbara K. Boyce as part-time Lecturer in English and
Speech at a salary of $112.50 for the first 3 weeks of
the Fall semester 1956.

i) Joyce Shamley as part-time Lecturer in Physical Educa-
tion at a salary of $150 for the Fall semester 1956.

j) Donald Eugene Cooper as part-time Lecturer in Physics
at a salary of $300 for the Fall semester 1956.

Reappointments for the Fall semester 1956 as follows:

Howard Babcock, Business Administration - $337.50
Harold Brinley, Physics and Mathematics - $112.50
Duncan W. Cleaves, Chemistry - $450
Merton Diels, Business Administration - $337.50
John Dooley, Education - $375
Lois Fitzgibbons, Physical Education - $375
Warren Frank, Art - $300
R. Guild Gray, School Administration - $225
Frank Iddings, Music - $225
Jay Jeffers, Geology - $337.50
Irving Katz, Psychology - $337.50
Irving Lazar, Psychology - $337.50
Eugenie Mitchell, Psychology and Sociology - $1287.50
Lee Pivornick, French - $900
Warren Portenier, Mechanical Engineering - $450
Charles Ross, Art - $525
Ethelind Steinheimer, Mathematics - $675
Harry Ward, Mathematics - $450

Supplementary Contracts for Fall semester 1956 as follows:

Lauren L. Brink, Education - $337.50
Sigrid Moe, English - $225

Salary Change as follows:

Jewel Reynolds, Assistant Director of Admissions, $6000
for the year, effective July 1, 1956 (formerly approved
for $5400).

OFF-CAMPUS SUMMER SESSION

Reappointment as follows:

Francois d'Artenay, School Administration - 8/6/56 to
8/17/56 - $300 plus 1/2 round trip air transportation
Modesto, California to Las Vegas.

RENO AREA EVENING DIVISION

Reappointments for Fall semester 1956 as follows:

Eli Grubic, Business Administration - $337.50
Raymond M. Smith, Real Estate - $337.50

Supplementary Contracts for Fall semester 1956 as follows:

Carl W. Backman, Sociology - $337.50
Kenneth C. Bradshaw, Mathematics - $225
Russell R. Elliott, Political Science - $112.50
Frederick G. Freeburne, Music - $225
William L. Garrott, Applied Electronics - $337.50
John R. Gottardi, Spanish - $125
Edith Henrich, English - $225
Lawton B. Kline, Spanish - $225
Ira La Rivers, Zoology - $225
Robert Mc Queen, Psychology - $337.50
Alden J. Plumley, Business Administration - $225
John P. Reed, Business Administration - $300
Robert T. Roelofs, Philosophy - $337.50
Wilbur S. Shepperson, History - $337.50
Edward Vietti, Business Administration - $450
Asher Wilson, Speech - $225
Benjamin M. Wofford, Business Administration - $337.50

OFF-CAMPUS EVENING DIVISION

Appointments for Fall semester 1956 as follows:

David Hand, Geology - $337.50 (Ely)
Edwin Richardson, Education - $375 (Stewart)

Supplementary Contracts for Fall semester 1956 as follows:

E. Maurice Beesley, Mathematics - $125 (Fallon)
Don W. Driggs, Political Science - $375 (Lovelock)
Lloyd Drury, Education - $375 (Carson City)
Robert N. Thompson, Mathematics - $125 (Fallon)
Thomas T. Tucker, Education - $375 (Fallon)
Roy D. Willey, Education - $375 (Hawthorne)

MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

Appointment as follows:

Laurence H. Beal as Assistant Mining Geologist, Nevada
Bureau of Mines, effective October 1, 1956, at a salary
rate of $5700 per year based on 12 months service (new
position).

Resignation as follows:

Robert W. Stephens, Assistant Research Metallurgist for
the Atomic Energy Research Project, effective September
25, 1956.

LIBRARY

Appointment as follows:

Faith Pederson Spencer as Sub-Professional Assistant
effective October 15, 1956 at a salary rate of $3000
per year based on 12 months service (replacement for
Mrs. Siepel, resigned).

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Appointment as follows:

Doris B. Yingling as Dean and Professor of the School
of Nursing, effective October 15, 1956, at a salary rate
of $9000 based on 12 months service (new position).

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

Appointments as follows:

a) James E. Adams as Professor and Dean of Agriculture,
Director of Extension, Experiment Station and Resident
Teaching, at a salary rate of $13,000 per year based on
12 months service, effective September 15, 1956 (re-
placement for Dean Bertrand).

b) Nancy A. Adams as Home Demonstration Agent for Churchill
County at a salary rate of $5000 based on 12 months
service, effective September 1, 1956 (replacement for
Mrs. Jacobsen, resigned).

c) Margaret Ann Dial as Home Economics Specialist at a
salary rate of $6800 based on 12 months service, effec-
tive September 15, 1956 (new position).

Resignation as follows:

Walter Christensen, Assistant County Agent for Washoe
County, effective August 21, 1956.

Leave of Absence as follows:

Raymond C. Cox, 4-H Leader and Administrative Assistant
to the Associate Director of Extension, without pay,
from November 1, 1956 to September 1, 1957, in order
that he might accept a scholarship for graduate study
at Wisconsin University.

Transfer as follows:

Paul L. Maloney from County Agent-at-Large to State 4-H
Club Leader and Administrative Assistant to the Associ-
ate Director of Extension, effective November 1, 1956.

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

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the Secre-
tary be instructed to write a note to Dr. C. C. Smith ex-
pressing the regrets of the Board of Regents upon his
forced retirement.

5. Board of Control - Agricultural Experiment Station

The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and convened as a
Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station to
consider the following recommendation:

Appointment as follows:

James E. Adams as Professor and Dean of Agriculture,
Director of Extension, Experiment Station and Resident
Teaching, at a salary of $13,000 per year based on 12
months service, effective September 15, 1956.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the appointment
of Dean Adams be approved.

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Re-
gents.

6. Gifts

Gifts received by the University were presented as follows:

a) From Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, $150 for the Univer-
sity Players, in appreciation of a performance for the
Scottish Rite Masons and their guests.

b) From the National Federation of Music Clubs, a cello for
the Department of Music, University Symphony Orchestra.

c) From John Sanford, Editor of the Reno Evening Gazette,
a Graflex camera and other photographic equipment, for
the Journalism Department.

d) From Mrs. Agnes Train Janssen of Genoa, Nevada, inverte-
brate specimens, petrified wood, mineral specimen, rep-
tile tract, fossil leaves and an Illinois Geological
Survey Bulletin from the collection of Percy Train, for
the Mackay School of Mines.

e) From Glenn Emminger of Reno, early Agricultural Reports
and an Agriculture Yearbook for 1899 for the College of
Agriculture Library.

f) From an anonymous donor, "Life of Samuel Johnson", 2nd
edition (1793), and two Italian books, one printed in
1533 and the other in 1478, for the University Library.

g) From D. E. Hamilton, B. S. in E. E., 1951, $25 under the
General Electric Corporate Alumnus Program.

h) From General Electric Company, $100 as matching contri-
butions for the gifts of K. G. Gardner and W. S. Hill
under the General Electric Corporate Alumnus Program.

i) From Edward L. Pine of Reno, $10, and from E. W. Mc
Kenzie of Reno, $10, to establish the "Boardman-Bixby
Memorial Fund" to which graduates of the Civil Engi-
neering School of the University of Nevada will con-
tribute for the purchase of Civil Engineering books.
Contributions have also been received as follows:
Duane Ramsey of Reno, $5; Robert E. Leaver of Seattle,
Washington, $5; Nevada Branch, American Society of
Civil Engineers, $50.

j) From Mrs. Edith W. Albert of Des Moines, Iowa, $200,
and 4 rights for purchase of 2 shares of American
Telephone and Telegraph stock, to be added to the
permanent fund of the Henry Albert Public Service
Prize.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the gifts be
accepted and that a note of thanks be sent to each donor
on behalf of the Board of Regents.

7. Building Program

A progress report was presented as follows:

a) Las Vegas Classroom Building - Bids were opened on
October 19 in Las Vegas by the State Planning Board.
The contract was awarded to the P & C Construction
Company of Las Vegas, the lowest bidder, at the base
bid of $166,745 plus alternate #4 in the amount of
$2,150, making a total of $168,895.

Question of zoning was discussed, namely, whether or
not the University would be willing to ask for a con-
ditional commercial use permit for the Las Vegas Campus.
It was pointed out that if the University does make
such a request, it would be notified in case of appli-
cation for variance in the area of the Campus.

Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the
President be authorized to request on behalf of the
University a conditional use permit for the Las Vegas
Campus.

b) Mackay School of Mines - Last Spring, Dean Scheid
notified the University Engineer that he had sufficient
funds for remodelling the Metallurgial Laboratory.
Plans were prepared and bids were called for and opened
on August 29, 1956. Report follows:

At 4:15 P.M., the time set in the bid notice, duly ad-
vertised in local papers, for opening of bids for Al-
terations to the Basement of the Mackay School of Mines
Building, the bids were opened by the Comptroller and
referred to the Engineer and Architect for study. They
were tabulated as follows:

Janitor
Contractor Base Bid Storeroom Workshop Room

Bob Beeks $36,494.00 $2,414.00 $817.00 $729.80
Albert Clayton 29,829.00 1,900.00 523.00 596.00
Weil Constr. 27,877.50 1,262.40 523.70 320.30

Recommendation of Engineer Poolman, Professor Smyth,
Comptroller Hayden and Architect De Longchamps, approved
by President Stout, was that the bid of Weil Construc-
tion Company, the lowest bidder, be accepted in the
amount of $27,877.50.

In the original agreement with Architect De Longchamps,
the University accepted the responsibility for super-
vision and inspection. As the work developed, this
proved unsatisfactory and the agreement was redrawn to
include inspection and supervision.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Chair-
man of the Board be authorized to sign the revised
agreement with Mr. De Longchamps on behalf of the Board
of Regents.

c) Heating Plant - As authorized by the Board of Regents
at the meeting on April 30, 1956, bids were called for
and opened on August 29, 1956 for installing induced
draft fans. Report of the bid opening follows:

At 4:00 P.M., the time set in the bid notice, duly ad-
vertised in local papers, for opening of bids for Al-
terations to the Heating Plant on the Main Campus, the
bids were opened by the Comptroller and referred to the
Engineer for study. They were tabulated as follows:

Savage and Son, Inc. $5,550.80
National Coal Company 5,945.00
Faulkner's Inc. 6,464.00

Recommendation of Engineer Poolman and Comptroller
Hayden, approved by President Stout, was that the bid
of Savage and Son, Inc., the lowest bidder, be accepted
in the amount of $5,550.80.

d) Manzanita Hall - Two floors have been completed and are
now occupied. The job has not been accepted by the
State Planning Board because of minor items which are
being corrected. Furniture has been ordered but de-
livery has been delayed due to the effects of the steel
strike.

e) Student Union Building - Work has been halted for about
a week, due to lack of steel.

f) Fleischmann Agriculture Building and Home Economics
Building - The steel shortage has made completion dates
uncertain. Crews have been cut to a minimum.

g) Classroom Building, Reno Campus - Work is going ahead.
The contract was let early enough so that the contractor
was able to order and to get steel.

8. School of Nursing

Now that a Dean of the School of Nursing has been selected
and approved, Dr. Stout asked that she be given an operating
budget from the Orvis Gift for the School of Nursing in the
amount of $2500 until June 30, 1957.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried, with Regent Thompson voting
"no" and with Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Grant and Ross
voting "aye", that the request be granted.

9. North Virginia Street Property

Mr. Hayden reported that the Office of the Attorney General
has served papers of condemnation on Mr. Nielsen and Mr.
Schmitt to acquire the property.

Mr. Schmitt has retained Attorney Bob Mc Donald. Mr.
Nielsen has not retained an attorney but has been in touch
with the Attorney General's Office. Further action can be
expected in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

10. Wilbourn Land Offer

A letter from Mrs. Estelle Wilbourn addressed to Mr. Ross
as Chairman of the Board offered to sell to the University
approximately 20 acres of land adjoining the present Campus
for a total price of $35,000. Mr. Ross had acknowledged the
letter saying that it would be presented to the Board of
Regents for consideration.

Following general discussion, the letter was referred to
Mr. Grant for checking.

11. T. V. Frazier

President Stout read a letter received from Dr. Leifson
which stated that, in view of the increasing importance
of the field of nuclear physics, it would be to the ad-
vantage of the University if Dr. Frazier were to spend a
Summer as a visiting faculty member at one of the national
nuclear laboratories. Dr. Leifson indicated that he has
sent for information and application forms for the 1957
Summer Institute at Argonne. A second possibility suggested
by Dr. Leifson has a National Science Foundation Fellowship
designed to meet the needs of College teachers who are
primarily interested in improving their competence as
teachers. Forms for this Fellowship grant have also been
requested. If neither of these opportunities become avail-
able to Dr. Frazier, Dr. Leifson requested that some fi-
nancial assistance be given him to enable him to attend a
Summer institute or similar type of study program at one
of the national nuclear laboratories during the Summer of
1957.

Dr. Stout recommended that Dr. Frazier be allowed expenses
not to exceed $1500 for such a Summer study program, to be-
come effective in case Dr. Frazier does not receive adequate
compensation from other sources.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Dr. Frazier
be guaranteed expenses up to $1500 for attendance at a
Summer study program in 1957 as outlined above.

12. President's Informal Report

a) President Stout distributed mimeographed copies of
proposed regulations on Tenure and Academic Freedom.
These have been presented to the Administrative Com-
mittee and received approval. They were then presented
to the Faculty Forum. Each College was asked to select
a representative to meet with the Administrative Com-
mittee and to bring to the meeting suggestions from the
respective College faculties. When agreement has been
reached, the regulations will be presented to the Board
of Regents for approval.

b) As authorized by the Board of Regents, the 5-day work
week was instituted on a trial basis last Summer and has
been in effect since that time for the office staff,
and for Buildings and Grounds staff where it could be
applied. Administrative offices are open on Saturday
mornings with skeleton crews. Reports from Department
Heads indicate satisfaction.

c) President Stout presented a study, "Summary of Degrees
Held by Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant
Professors and Instructors", which showed the following,
by way of comparison.

1956-57 149 Total

94 Ph. D. 63%
50 M. A. 34%
5 B. A. 3%

1951-52 90 Total

44 Ph. D. 49%
34 M. A. 38%
12 B. A. 13%

d) The following resolution was received from the Western
Interstate Commission for Higher Education and was pre-
sented for the information of the Board:

WHEREAS, all of the western states except Nevada
have entered the Compact, and

WHEREAS, the Commission believes that Nevada would
contribute a great deal to the regional Compact and
that by Nevada becoming a member of the Compact the
other regional states would be able to contribute
to the cause of higher education in Nevada.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission extend
an invitation to Nevada to join the Compact, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolu-
tion be sent to President Minard Stout of the Uni-
versity of Nevada and the Regents of the University
and Governor Russell of Nevada.

In this connection, President Stout reported that the
Western Commission is cooperating with the President's
Committee for Education Beyond High School, and that he
had been invited to sit in on the Committee meetings at
San Francisco. Dr. Stout was appointed to the steering
committee, which will meet in Los Angeles in December
to work out a program for the general meeting to be held
in San Francisco in the Spring. The plan for the San
Francisco meeting is to have 30 people from this State,
chosen from the Board of Regents, Administration and
faculty of the University, and from the State-at-large,
who are interested in higher education, invited to the
meeting to think through these problems.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 P.M.

The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chairman.