10/29/1960

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 29-30, 1960








10-29-1960

Pages 431-445



                       UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                         October 29, 1960



The Board of Regents met in room 112, Grant Hall, Nevada Southern

Regional Division, University of Nevada, on Saturday, October 29,

1960.  Present:  Regents Arnold, Broadbent, Crumley, Elwell,

Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Tyson (from 10:30 A.M.); Comptroller

Hayden (from 11:45 A.M.); Engineer Rogers, Deputy Attorney Gen-

eral Porter.  George Von Tobel, candidate for State Assembly,

and Dean Carlson were present as observers.



The meeting was called to order at 9:00 A.M. by Chairman Grant.



 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting



     The minutes of the meeting of September 10, 1960 were ap-

     proved upon motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Elwell,

     and unanimous vote.



 2.  Chairman Grant



     Dr. Lombardi asked that the record show that the Regents

     are happy to have the Chairman back and looking so well.



 3.  Comptroller's Claims



     President Armstrong presented the following claims submit-

     ted to him by Comptroller Hayden and recommended approval:



         Regents checks number 01-69 to 01-94 inclusive for a

         total of $432,183.52 for September.



         State claims number 90-1200 to 90-1203, 01-32 to 01-45

         and 01-508 to 01-511 inclusive for total of $413,270.90

         for September.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

     unanimously by roll call vote that the claims be approved.



 4.  Gifts



     Gifts as follows were presented by President Armstrong with

     the recommendation that they be accepted:



     Miscellaneous



     From the Academy of American Poets, New York, N. Y. - "The

     Story of Ossian", the first recording ever made by England's

     Poet Laureate, John Masefield, for the Library.



     From Athanase G. Politis, Ambassador of Greece to the United

     States - two volumes (23 cm) "L'Hellenisme et L'Egypte",

     Paris, Alcan, 1930, for the Library.



     From Weld Arnold, Carson City, a copy of "Handbook of

     Geophysics", revised edition, United States Air Force/

     Geophysics Reserch Directorate, for the Library.



     From Mrs. Carl Gottschalk, Reno - 96 books of Chemistry,

     Mineralogy, Government documents and general literature for

     the Library.



     From Mrs. C. G. Knowell, Reno - 12 volumes of "Labor Law

     Reporter", published by the Commerce Clearing House, Inc.,

     1948-1960, for the Library.



     From Mr. Leslie S. Fletcher, Research Director, American

     Society of Tool & Manufacturing Engineers, Detroit, Mich-

     igan - four volumes containing a complete collection of all

     of the research reports produced under the sponsorship of

     the American Society of Tool & Manufacturing Engineers, for

     the Library.



     From Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno - $7.50 "In Memoriam" to Marie

     Louise Wiegand, and $5.00 "In Memoriam" to Jack Myles --

     both checks to be used for purchase of professional books

     for the Orvis School of Nursing Library.



     From Mrs. Richard Magee, Austin, Nevada - a painting by L.

     Robert Stites entitled, "Summer", valued at $250 for the

     permanent collection of the University.



     From William Morris, Nevada Hearing Service, Reno - hearing

     testing equipment worth approximately $70 for the Department

     of Speech and Drama.



     From Susumu Okamoto, Consulate General of Japan in San

     Francisco - copies of the Japan Trade Guide for 1959 and

     1960 for the College of Business Administration.



     From Mrs. Herman Adams, President of Panhellenic Council,

     Las Vegas - a painting "The Aspens" by Lewis Rowe for the

     Nevada Southern Regional Division.



     From Pioneer Title Insurance Company, Las Vegas - $2500 to

     sponsor the course, "Nevada Real Estate Practice", at the

     Nevada Southern Regional Division.



     From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $6500 to

     acquire the Clara Crisler library for the Nevada Southern

     Regional Division.



     From Walter S. Baring, Reno - a copy of "Power to Produce,

     the Yearbook of Agriculture", 1960, for the Library.



     From Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Gutrell, Reno - a rare book,

     "American Woman's Home or Domestic Science", by Catherine

     E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, for the Library.



     From Edward R. Uhlig, Beckett, Massachusetts (B. S. E. E.

     1948) - $25 under the General Electric Corporate Alumnus

     Program, which will be matched by General Electric.



     From International Business Machines, Reno - one #604 Power

     Supply Unit at an estimated value of $500 to be used as an

     exhibit in the Electrical Engineering Department.



     Scholarships



     From the Science Scholarship Committee of the Max C.

     Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada, Carson City - $861 to

     cover the first semester tuition and fees for the 1960-61

     school year for eight recipients of the Max C. Fleischmann

     Foundation Science Scholarships.



     From General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan - $1400

     to cover stipends under the General Motor's program of

     financial aid to higher education for five students for the

     1960-61 school year.



     From the Las Vegas Sun, Inc., Las Vegas - $1000 to cover the

     four Las Vegas Sun Scholarships for the current semester.



     From Charleston & Mechanic Street P. T. A., Southbridge,

     Massachusetts - $250 to cover a special scholarship for

     Ralph Mahan for the current school year.



     From the American Potash and Chemical Corporation, Los

     Angeles, California - $375 to cover the American Potash and

     Chemical Corporation Scholarship for the Fall semester of

     the current school year.



     From Mrs. Frank Payne, Reno - $100 toward a special scholar-

     ship for Ceola Thompson.



     From the Security National Bank, Carson City Branch - $100

     to cover a special scholarship for Fred Mitchell.



     From the Soroptimist Club of Reno - $1000 covering the

     Pepsi-Cola Scholarship Award to Nancy Bowen, and $1150

     covering special scholarship awards for Sharin Winter,

     Gayle Beaman and Nancy Bowen, as awards from the Scholarship

     Awards Committee of the Miss Nevada Pageant.



     From R. L. Knisley, Lovelock, Nevada - $250 to cover the

     scholarship established by him for a Pershing County High

     School graduate.



     From the National Restaurant Foundation, Chicago, Illinois -

     $200 to cover the H. J. Heinz scholarship award to Jo Anne

     Nelson for 1960-61.



     From Rebekah Assembly of Nevada - $100 to cover the Rebekah

     Assembly Scholarship for the current school year.



     From J. A. Hogle & Company, Reno - $300 to cover the J. A.

     Hogle & Company Scholarship award for the current school

     year.



     From the New China Club, Reno - $1000 to cover the New

     China Club Scholarship for the current school year.



     From the Variety Club of Southern Nevada, Tent 39 - $200

     to cover a scholarship award to Martha Elbert at Nevada

     Southern.



     From Crown Zellerbach Foundation, San Francisco - $500 to

     provide a single-year scholarship grant for an outstanding

     upper-division student in the Department of Journalism.



     From the Sunrise Hospital Women's Auxiliary, Las Vegas -

     $1000 for scholarship purposes in the Orvis School of

     Nursing.



     From the Nevada State Nurses Association, District No. 1 -

     $250 for scholarship purposes for registered nurse students

     in the Orvis School of Nursing.



     Grants



     From Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health,

     Education and Welfare - grant award of $2,847 for a Profes-

     sional Nurse Traineeship Program on the pre-bachelor level

     in the Orvis School of Nursing.



     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

     unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

     tary write notes of thanks to the donors on behalf of the

     Board of Regents.



 5.  Investment Committee



     President Armstrong read the minutes of the meeting of the

     Regents' Investment Committee and recommended that they

     be accepted as follows:



                Minutes of the Investment Committee

                      of the Board of Regents

                        September 13, 1960



     Members of the Investment Committee met at luncheon at the

     Holiday Hotel on the above date.  Present were:  Mr. E. J.

     Questa, Mr. Julius Bergen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Richard Kwapil,

     Mr. Hayden and President Armstrong.  Regent Crumley was un-

     avoidably absent, but had given his proxy to Mr. Questa.



     Purpose of the meeting was to review the attached summary

     of investment transactions completed by the First National

     Bank of Nevada on behalf of the University's Endowment

     Account, together with an analysis of the present portfolio

     as of July 21, 1960.



     It was noted that the present distribution of investments

     is approximately 45% in bonds, preferred stocks and real

     estate, and approximately 55% in common stocks; and that

     the total yield during the period based on the market value

     of the securities is 3.78%.  It was agreed that the spread

     of the portfolio and its total return in relation to pres-

     ent market conditions is entirely satisfactory and that the

     principal of the Endowment Account is both well protected

     and distributed in relation to long range growth factors.



     There was discussion concerning the University's interest

     in the Clay Peters building, namely 25% of the stock, and

     the question of its possible disposal.  It was noted that

     such disposal would be difficult at the present time and

     that were we to attempt it undoubtedly it would be done at

     a financial sacrifice.  It was agreed that this investment

     should be reviewed frequently by the committee, but that

     in the meantime it would be better to hold the property in

     view of potential increasing property values in Reno.



     The attached summary of investment transactions and the

     analysis of the portfolio as of July 21, 1960, were then

     unanimously approved by the committee and recommended to

     the Board of Regents for acceptance.



                                     Respectfully submitted:



                                     Charles J. Armstrong

                                     Secretary



     Dr. Armstrong also presented an analysis of the University

     portfolio as of July 21, 1960 submitted by R. O. Kwapil,

     Senior Trust Officer of the First National Bank of Nevada.

     The Chairman asked that copies of the report be sent to

     members of the Board.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

     unanimously that the minutes of the Investment Committee be

     accepted.



 6.  Getchell Estate



     For the information of the Board, President Armstrong read

     a letter from Mr. Kwapil, Trust Department, First National

     Bank, regarding the Getchell Estate, which stated that

     289,000 shares of Getchell Mines, Inc., had been sold at

     $1.50 per share to the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

     Assets in the estate amount to $791,844.56 of which Mrs.

     Getchell is entitled to one-half less expenses of adminis-

     tration.



 7.  Bid Opening



     President Armstrong read the report of the following bid

     opening:



         A meeting to open bids was held in room 205, Morrill

         Hall, University of Nevada, on Friday, October 7, 1960.

         Present:  Comptroller Hayden, Engineer Rogers, and two

         representatives from bidding firms.  Notice had duly

         appeared in local papers calling for bids for FURNISHING

         AND ERECTING FIRE ESCAPES, HUMANITIES BUILDING, UNIVER-

         SITY OF NEVADA, RENO, NEVADA.



         Bids were opened at 4:00 P.M. by Mr. Hayden as follows:



         Martin Iron Works - accompanied by certified check for

                             $309.  $6,165, no concrete work

                             included -- work to be completed

                             within 40 days.



         Meredith Steel Construction Company - accompanied by

                             cashiers check for $300.  $5,662,

                             work to be completed within 90

                             days.



         Reno Iron Works - accompanied by bid bond in the amount

                             of 5% of bid.  $3,650 -- completion

                             time quoted in letter dated October

                             8, 1960, four to six weeks.



         The certified check and the cashiers check were turned

         over to the Comptroller.  The bid bond and the bids

         were turned over to the University Engineer for study

         and recommendation to the President and to the Board

         of Regents.



         Recommendation:  It is recommended that the bid of

         Reno Iron Works in the amount of $3,650 be accepted

         and a contract be drawn to accomplish this work.  This

         bid is within the estimate prepared by the University

         Engineer's Office, and the funds are available in the

         Buildings and Ground Operating budget.



                                    Respectfully submitted,



                               /s/  James D. Rogers

                                    University Engineer



         Approved:  P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

                    C. J. Armstrong, President



     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-

     mously by roll call vote that the acceptance of the bid and

     the awarding of the contract be approved.



 8.  Regents' Building Committee



     In the absence of Dr. Anderson, Chairman of the Committee,

     President Armstrong read the minutes of the meeting of

     September 19, 1960 as follows, and recommended approval:



     Meeting of the Building Committee of the Board of Regents

                              with the

           Building Committee of the State Planning Board

                         September 19, 1960



     The two Committees met in the Office of Mr. C. V. Isbell

     at 7:30 P.M. on the above date.  The following members of

     the State Planning Board were present:  Mr. Bruce Thompson,

     Chairman; Mr. Fitz, Mr. Empey, Mr. Sandorf; and in addition

     members of the Planning Board staff, Mr. Bissell, Mr. Pogue,

     Mr. Slater and Mr. Henderson.  Of the Regents' Building

     Committee:  Dr. Anderson, Chairman; Mr. Arnold, Mr. Crumley,

     Dr. Lombardi were present as well as Executive Vice Presi-

     dent Young, Engineer Rogers and President Armstrong.



     Purpose of the meeting was to consider and discuss the pro-

     posals adopted by the Board of Regents on July 30, 1960 for

     submission to the State Planning Board, as per the attached

     copy.



     Discussion and action on these points ensued as follows:



     1.  It was agreed that the Building Committee of the State

         Planning Board and the University Building Committee,

         together with the University Campus Planning Committee,

         should meet as often as deemed necessary on the request

         of the Chairman of the Building Committee of the Board

         of Regents or the Chairman of the State Planning Board.



     2.  It was agreed that the State Planning Board will notify

         the President of the University, who will in turn con-

         tact other individuals concerned, including the Board

         of Regents' Building Committee and the Campus Planning

         Committee, of all meetings or conferences with Planning

         Commissions, Highway Officials, Campus Master Planning,

         and other agencies or individuals, where projected

         discussion would bear on properties or highways or

         other developments of interest to the University.  It

         was agreed that should such discussion arise casually

         or without advance planning of such discussions the

         State Planning Board will prompty notify the University

         of the outcome.



     3.  Mr. Bissell reported that no funds are available as of

         the moment within the Master Planning funds to provide

         part of the salary of the contemplated Architect-Plan-

         ner-Coordinator and that funds cannot be used from

         other projects for this purpose, in accordance with an

         Attorney General's opinion.  Various alternatives were

         then discussed, and it was brought out that the full

         scope of the Master Plan as projected by the Planning

         Board needs to be developed so that in turn the matter

         could be discussed with the architects, Skidmore, Owings

         and Merrill, for them to provide the contemplated sup-

         ervision.  It was agreed that we could decide on a

         suitable individual for this function and then discuss

         it with the representatives of Skidmore, Owings and

         Merrill to obtain their agreement for at least part of

         his salary to come from the Master Planning funds.  It

         was agreed that the two groups should meet again as soon

         as the full scope has been prepared by the Planning

         Board and it was agreed also that the University should

         if possible have the name of a suitable candidate for

         the Architect-Planner-Coordinator's position available

         at that time.



     4.  This item was discussed at considerable length.  Mr.

         Bissell indicated that he doubts whether under the

         law it is possible for the Planning Board to delegate

         any authority in negotiation of contracts, etc., to

         the Board of Regents.  Mr. Rogers suggested that it

         would be entirely feasible for the University to in-

         itiate an overall recommendation concerning the arch-

         itect, the proposed fee and the scope for each Univer-

         sity project, for transmittal to the Planning Board

         for the Planning Board's approval or rejection.  After

         further discussion by motion which was approved, the

         Planning Board accepted the offer of the University

         Regents to provide assistance where possible to expedite

         the University Building Program.



     A question was raised concerning negotiation of contracts

     with architects for the Social Science building and the

     Physical Science building, funds for which have been avail-

     able for some time and architects for which have previously

     been agreed upon between the Planning Board and the Board of

     Regents.  Mr. Bissell reported that he is in the process of

     negotiating the contract with architects for the advanced

     planning of the Social Science building and it was further

     agreed by the Planning Board that negotiations of the archi-

     tectural contract for advanced planning of the Physical

     Science building will be completed by next Tuesday, Septem-

     ber 27.



     5.  The request of the Regents, that the Manager of the

         State Planning Board provide the University with proj-

         ect budgets on various buildings under contemplated

         construction as soon as prepared and certainly not

         later than provided to the architect, was agreed by

         Mr. Bissell and members of the Planning Board to be

         an entirely suitable and reasonable request.  It was

         thereupon agreed by the Planning Board that this policy

         will be carried out in the future.



     6.  It was reported that the State Planning Board had form-

         ally rejected this proposal, which would have empowered

         the University Engineer and his designates to deal di-

         rectly with the architect, with like authority to that

         of the Planning Board Director, as being impossible

         under governing State law.  Other effective means of

         bringing about the correction of deficiencies or errors

         of construction were discussed.  It was agreed that Mr.

         Rogers in future will prepare forms in quadruplicate

         noting such errors or deficiencies in construction,

         sending one copy to the Planning Board Project Inspec-

         tor, two copies to Mr. Bissell and one for the file.

         The Planning Board will then note its action on the

         second copy sent to Mr. Bissell and return this to us.

         It was agreed further that the representative of the

         using agency of buildings under construction has def-

         inite authority to report errors and deficiencies and

         to conduct inspections on behalf of the using agency

         at all times.



     7.  Members of the Planning Board were pleased to note the

         action of the Board in this respect.



     8.  In regard to taking action against contractors who fail

         to meet specifications concerning completion dates, etc.

         the conference between Deputy Attorney General Porter

         and the Planning Board concerning the completion of the

         Married Housing units on the University Campus was re-

         ported and it was noted that there was a long list of

         deficiencies and evidence of poor workmanship.  After

         some discussion by motion which was approved, the

         Planning Board will take over and complete this project.



     9.  This item has been covered in previous discussion.



    10.  The Planning Board was pleased to note the action of

         the Regents in this regard.



    11.  This has been accomplished by this evening's meetings.



     Members of this Building Committee of the Board of Regents

     withdrew from the meeting at 10:45 P.M. and adjourned to

     another room to discuss matters needing action.  Mr. Rogers

     presented the final plans for the landscaping in Las Vegas

     of the two completed buildings, and of the Fleischmann

     Agriculture building, Reno Campus.  After discussion and

     examination it was unanimously voted to approve the plans

     on behalf of the Board of Regents.



     President Armstrong read a letter from Mr. Wayne Mc Leod

     offering to make a gift to the University of approximately

     17 acres of land adjoining the present holdings of the

     University of Nevada, Southern Regional Division in Las

     Vegas.  Mr. Mc Leod indicated that if the gift is to be

     made the University should provide to him at our expense

     an appraisal, reflecting the fair market of the gift, which

     President Armstrong reported, according to Mr. Hayden would

     probably cost less than $500.  Another condition of the gift

     would be that the athletic field of Nevada Southern should

     be named Mc Leod Field.  Mr. Mc Leod had indicated, however,

     that this did not necessary apply to the piece of property

     that he contemplates giving to the University but simply

     that when the athletic field is developed at Nevada Southern

     it should bear his name.



     Members of the Building Committee were unanimously in agree-

     ment that this condition should not be accepted by the Board

     because of the large sums of money which will be involved in

     developing an athletic field and stadium there.  Such a

     commitment might preclude the interest of other donors.

     President Armstrong was asked to negotiate with Mr. Mc Leod

     to see whether some other form of recognition could be de-

     veloped since the Building Committee would very much like

     to accept the gift.



                                     Respectfully submitted,



                                     Charles J. Armstrong



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the minutes of the meeting of September

     19, 1960 be approved.



     Regent Germain discussed informally the Mc Leod property

     and suggested investigation on the matter of naming the

     athletic field "Mc Leod Field" as stipulated by Mr. Mc Leod

     in his proposal for property transaction.  In the discussion

     mention was made of the possibility of leasing some of the

     property belonging to the University not immediately needed.

     Mr. Porter was of the opinion that such procedure would be

     legal.



     Capital Investments



     President Armstrong reported on the meeting held with the

     Planning Board on October 1 in Carson City, which was at-

     tended by Dr. Anderson and representatives of the Building

     Committee, Dr. Young, Mr. Rogers, and President Armstrong.

     At this meeting, capital improvements were considered.  Mr.

     Bissell had prepared a list of priorities covering State

     agencies, with the University building requests intermingled

     with those of other State agencies and not in the order re-

     quested by the University.  A special meeting was held on

     October 25 in Carson City at which the decision was reached

     to go back to the original priorities as established by the

     University.  As a result of this meeting, the following list

     will be recommended by the State Planning Board to the

     Legislature.



                   Recommended Capital Improvement

                      Program 1961-62, 1962-63

                              Biennium



     Reno Campus



      1.  Land Purchase

                             1961-62  Purchase        $  112,170



      2.  Social Science Building

                             1961-62  Design              82,000

                             1962-63  Construction     1,378,500



      3.  Nuclear Building

                             1961-62  Construction       222,000



      4.  Student Health Facility & Student Union Addition

                             1961-62  Design & Constr.   312,000



      5.  Physical Science Building

                             1962-63  Design             187,000



      6.  Replacement & Extension of Heat Lines

                             1961-62  Design & Constr.   396,000



      7.  Remodel Clarke (Old) Library

                             1961-62  Design & Constr.    54,500



      8.  Remodel Old Agricultural Building

                             1961-62  Design & Constr.   323,000



      9.  Remodel Mackay Science Building

                             1962-63  Advance Planning     3,000



     10.  Men's Dormitory (HHFA Loan)

                             1961-62  Design & Constr. 1,200,000



     11.  Women's Dormitory (HHFA Loan)

                             1961-62  Design & Constr. 1,200,000



     12.  School of Nursing Building

                             1962-63  Design              26,000



     13.  Men's Physical Education & ROTC Facility

                             1962-63  Advance Planning    34,000



     14.  Home Management Residence

                             1961-62  Design & Constr.    69,000



     15.  Stadium

                             1962-63  Advance Planning    15,000



     16.  College of Education

                             1962-63  Advance Planning    20,000



     17.  Structural Survey Morrill Hall

                             1961-62  Design               1,400



          PERMISSIVE LEGISLATION FOR BONDING

                             1961-62                  $2,400,000



          LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATION

                             1961-62                  $1,471,170

                             1962-63                  $1,663,500



     Las Vegas Campus



      1.  Science & Technical Building Equipment

                             1961-62  Purchase        $   51,000



      2.  Library Building

                             1961-62  Construction       682,500



      3.  Dormitory & Dining Facility

                             1962-63  Design              37,000



      4.  Fine Arts Building

                             1962-63  Design              20,000



      5.  Utilities          1961-62  Design & Constr.    26,500

                             1962-63  Design & Constr.    26,500



      6.  Outside Courts & Grass

                             1961-62  Design & Constr.    23,000



          TOTAL LAS VEGAS

                             1961-62                  $  783,000

                             1962-63                  $   83,500



     The Corporation Yard in Reno and pre-planning for a Class-

     room building at Las Vegas were omitted by the Planning

     Board because of the limitation set by the Governor for

     State construction.



     A meeting has been set for 1:30 P.M. on November 4, in the

     President's Office to discuss with a representative of

     Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and representatives of the

     State Planning Board, Master Planning of the two Campuses.



     Regents' Building Committee minutes of the meeting of

     October 9, 1960 were read by the President as follows:



     Meeting of the Building Committee of the Board of Regents

                              with the

           Building Committee of the State Planning Board

                          October 9, 1960



     The two Committees met in the Office of the President of

     the University at 7:00 P.M. on the above date.  The follow-

     ing members of the State Planning Board were present:  Mr.

     Bruce Thompson, Chairman, Mr. Fitz, and of the Planning

     Board staff, Mr. Bissell and Mr. Henderson.  Members of

     the Regents' Building Committee present were:  Mr. Arnold

     and Mr. Tyson.  Also present were President Armstrong and

     Vice President Young.



     A request from the Engineering Mines Building Committee to

     modify the specifications for the building to permit office

     doors to swing inward was considered but it was pointed out

     that all doors must open in the direction of egress for

     fire safety.  Under these circumstances, the Planning Board

     indicated that no change can be made nor is it advisable.



     The main discussion of the evening centered on the proposed

     scope of work for the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings

     and Merrill in the development of Master Plans for the Reno

     and Las Vegas Campuses.  President Armstrong reported that

     the physical details and other information requested to be

     furnished by the University Engineer to the architectural

     firm can be provided but will necessitate a considerable

     amount of time and staff work.  This emphasizes the need

     for additional staff in the Engineer's Office.



     President Armstrong indicated, however, that the requested

     information from the University with regard to its academic

     and educational Master Planning creates a number of serious

     problems.  It is not possible for the University to provide

     the basic information for the architects as described in the

     scope in less than a year or possibly longer; and particu-

     larly, this cannot be done without additional staff.  Dr.

     Armstrong referred to a summary report prepared by Vice

     President Young indicating the complications that would

     arise in this connection.



     Mr. Bissell proposed the idea of developing a contract in

     increments so that over a longer period of time, Skidmore,

     Owings and Merrill would develop the plan in accordance

     with our ability to provide necessary academic information.

     It was also suggested that the Planning Board could give

     assistance to the University in obtaining additional staff

     for the University to enable us to provide this kind of

     information.



     It was also agreed that a Master Plan for both Campuses

     should be of essentially a fluid and continuous nature be-

     cause of the changing needs of the University from year to

     year, which cannot always be anticipated by any appreciable

     period in advance.



     It was agreed that the Planning Board should invite Mr.

     Rodgers of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, to confer with us

     on possible modifications of the scope, to provide time for

     the University to develop the necessary educational infor-

     mation.  Mr. Bissell will prepare a tentative breakdown of

     the contract increments for discussion with Mr. Rodgers.



     It was also agreed that the entire matter should be dis-

     cussed in a conference with Mr. Rodgers of Skidmore, Owings

     and Merrill, involving Mr. Thompson or some other represent-

     ative of the State Planning Board, Dr. Anderson, Chairman

     of the Regents' Building Committee, President Armstrong,

     Engineer Rogers, and Vice President Young.  After this con-

     ference the entire proposal is to be resubmitted to both

     Committees.



     The meeting adjourned at 8:40 P.M.



                                    Respectfully submitted,



                                    Charles J. Armstrong



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the minutes of October 9 be approved.



     Mr. Rogers called attention to requirements of the Planning

     Board regarding building procedures which are not a part of

     the building code, but result from their own decisions.

     Many of these requirements are not necessary as far as the

     University is concerned.  Mr. Porter suggested a letter to

     the Planning Board stating that these matters of policy,

     not code, create unnecessary hardships and requests that

     representatives of the two agencies meet to iron out these

     difficulties.



     Library Centralization



     Dr. Armstrong reported that he had received petitions and

     letters from interested groups and individuals at the

     University protesting the policy of the Regents regarding

     a centralized Library arrangement.  He recalled that the

     Regents acted on the basis of the added cost of decentral-

     ized Library units, and the fact that in making the appro-

     priation for the Getchell Library, the Legislature had every

     reason to expect that this building would handle the entire

     Library needs for some time to come.  Mr. Grant had received

     seven letters from alumni of the University urging decen-

     tralized Library units.  Dr. Armstrong reported that he

     planned to discuss the matter in a meeting of the Academic

     Committee, and perhaps have a representative of the science

     area meet with the Regents to discuss their point of view.

     He pointed out that students in other areas who need mater-

     ial in the divisional Library units now have to leave the

     main Library to use the books they need.  The two sides of

     the situation need to be considered.



     The President was asked to make a thorough study of the

     entire problem and make a recommendation to the Regents at

     a later date.



 9.  Personnel Recommendations



     President Armstrong presented the personnel recommendations

     with his recommenation for approval as follows:



     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



     Appointments as follows:



     Nyle J. Matthews as Laboratory Research Assistant in the

     Department of Veterinary Science at a salary rate of $5600

     based on twelve months' service, effective October 1, 1960

     (replacement for Oliver Hansen).



     James E. Hillberry as Junior Herdsman in the Department

     of Animal Husbandry at a salary rate of $4450 based on

     twelve months' service, effective October 1, 1960 (replace-

     ment for Edgar Piper).



     Fred H. Gilbert as Assistant in Research in the Department

     of Animal Husbandry at a salary rate of $4200 based on

     twelve months' service, effective September 21, 1960 (re-

     placement for L. Haverland).



     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



     Appointments as follows:



     Donald Lee Tankersley as Graduate Assistant in Chemistry

     at a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61 (re-

     placement for Martin Byrne).



     Leslie Earl Hawkins as Ski Coach at a salary of $1000 for

     the period October 15, 1960 to March 31, 1961 (replacement

     for Chelton Leonard).



     COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



     Appointments as follows:



     Richard C. Yates as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau of

     Business and Economic Research at a salary rate of $1800

     for the academic year 1960-61, effective September 15, 1960

     (new position).



     Stewart F. Hampton as Graduate Assistant in Accounting at

     a salary of $900 for the Fall semester 1960 (new position).



     Donald K. Terrell as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau of

     Business and Economic Research at a salary of $900 for the

     Fall semester 1960 (replacement for Richard Yates, trans-

     ferred).



     DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



     Appointments as follows:



     Wendell A. Mordy as Research Professor of Atmospheric

     Physics and Director of the Desert Research Institute at

     a salary of $18,000 based on twelve months' service, ef-

     fective September 1, 1960 (new position).



     Vincent J. Schaefer as Consultant to the Desert Research

     Institute at a fee of $2000 for the year 1960-61.



     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



     Appointments as follows:



     Theodore H. Moore as Graduate Assistant in Secondary

     Education at a salary of $900 for the Fall semester 1960

     (new position).



     81 Supervising Teachers for Fall semester 1960 at a total

     of $9,057.50.



     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



     Appointments as follows:



     John Jon So as Graduate Assistant in Electrical Engineering

     at a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61 (replace-

     ment for Joseph Boyajian).



     David A. Collings as Technician in the Department of

     Mechanical Engineering at a salary of $4750 for the academic

     year 1960-61 (new position).



     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



     Appointments as follows:



     Stanley E. Jerome as Associate Director, Nevada Bureau of

     Mines and Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory, at a salary

     rate of $13,200 based on twelve months' service, effective

     October 15, 1960 (new position).



     Ira Lutsey, Jr., as Assistant Technical Editor in the Nevada

     Bureau of Mines at a salary rate of $7200 based on twelve

     months' service, effective October 10, 1960 (replacement for

     Robert E. Petrini).



     Jack A. Baldwin as Junior Chemist in the Nevada Mining

     Analytical Laboratory at a salary rate of $6000 based on

     twelve months' service, effective October 10, 1960 (re-

     placement for Harold Vincent).



     Donald R. Schuyler, II, as Graduate Assistant in Metallurgy

     at a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61 (replace-

     ment for Jack Frank).



     NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



     Appointments for the Fall semester 1960 as follows:



     Raymond Breer, Mechanical Engineering, Evening Division -

         $495

     Duncan W. Cleaves, Chemistry, Evening Division - $247.50

     Lois Helen Cole, Accounting, Evening Division - $540

     Hanson M. Cresap, Economics, Evening Division - $412.50

         (Nellis)

     Pauline Cunningham, Supervising Teacher - $150

     Paul Davey, Mathematics, Evening Division - $412.50 (Nellis)

     Maurice de Young, Director Business Administration Seminar -

         $500

     Charles E. Frazier, History, Evening Division - $275

         (Nellis)

     Doris Hancock, Supervising Teacher - $100

     Charles Ross, Art, Evening Division - $330

     Ethel Winternheimer, Supervising Teacher - $100



     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF HIGHER EDUCATION



     Appointments in the Evening Division, Fall semester 1960,

     as follows:



     Richard A. Breitrick, Geology (Ely) - $187.50

     Harry M. Chase, Jr., Assistant Professor of History (Stead

         AFB) - $412.50

     Robert E. Clute, Political Science (Lovelock) - $300

     James J. Cooper, Geology (Ely) - $187.50

     Mary Ruth Cornwell, School Lunch Management (Reno) -

         $187.50

     Elisabeth Smith Constantino, Mathematics (Reno) - $250
     Elisabeth Smith Constantino, Mathematics (Reno) - $250

         (2nd contract)

     Grace Danberg, Lecturer in English (Gardnerville) - $375

     Don W. Driggs, Assistant Professor of Political Science -

         $375

     Kathryn H. Duffy, Assistant Professor of Business Admin-

         istration - $750

     David F. Dickinson, Nuclear Engineering (Reno) - $150

     Laraine E. Dunn, Soils & Plant Nutrition (Reno) - $132

     Roland Terry Ellmore, English (Stead AFB) - $412.50

     Edrie Ferdun, Physical Education (Reno) - $125

     Harold Goddard, Assistant Professor of Music - $250

     Hazel Grubbs, Elementary Education (Reno) - $375

     Eli Grubic, Business Administration (Reno) - $375

     William H. Halberstadt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy -

         $375

     James M. Hoyt, Hotel & Motel Accounting (Reno) - $187.50

     J. Patrick Kelly, Director of Audio-Visual Communications -

         $187.50

     Harold L. Kirkpatrick, History (Stead AFB) - $412.50

     Lawton B. Kline, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages -

         $250

     Ira La Rivers, Associate Professor of Biology - $375

     Joseph E. Lauck, Accounting (Reno) - $375

     Russell D. Lloyd, Economics (Reno) - $375

     W. Keith Macy, Music (Reno) - $125

     Robert Mc Queen, Associate Professor of Psychology - $375

     Nels Meyer, Punched Card Accounting Machines (Reno) - $325

     William C. Miller, Speech (Reno) - $250

     James L. Murphy, Accounting (Reno) - $500

     A. Keith Murray, Psychology (Reno) - $375

     Chauncey W. Oakley, Mathematics (Stead AFB) - $275

     Betty Louise Pollock, Education (Elko) - $375

     Donald G. Potter, Assistant Professor of Education - $187.50

     Leonard Pourchot, School Administration (Gardnerville) -

         $412.50

     Calvin H. Reed, Elementary Education (Winnemucca) - $450

     James S. Roberts, Associate Professor of Politcal Science -

         $250

     Robert T. Roelofs, Philosophy (Reno) - $375

     John H. Rowland, Technical Mathematics (Carson City) - $275

     Gerald R. Shelby, Secondary Education (Ely) - $375

     Mary E. Shutler, Anthropology (Fallon) - $412.50

     Mary E. Shutler, Anthropolocy (Reno) - $412.50

     Douglas Thompson, Basic Computer Programming (Carson City) -

         $250

     F. Donald Tibbitts, Zoology (Reno) - $375

     Murray Tripp, History (Ely) - $375

     Thomas T. Tucker, Jr., Professor of Education - $375

     Edward M. Vietti, Medical Assistants (Reno) - $250

     Aleksis von Volborth, Assistant Mineralogist (course in

         Russian language) - $625

     Jerry E. Wulk, Secondary Education (Reno) - $375



     ASSOCIATED STUDENTS



     Approval of contract as follows:



     Anne Engel, Secretary and Assistant Bookkeeper for the

     Graduate Manager and the ASUN Bookstore, at a salary rate

     of $4004 per year based on twelve months' service, effec-

     tive September 1, 1960.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-

     mously by roll call vote that the personnel recommendations

     be approved.



10.  Library Building, Las Vegas



     Architects Knighton and Mc Daniels were present at this time

     to present and discuss preliminary plans for the Library

     building at Nevada Southern.  The plan called for a single-

     floor building with provisions for two additional floors at

     a later time.  It showed a circular arrangement of stacks

     radiating from a center desk area, which was questioned by

     members of the Board of Regents.  Mr. Crumley suggested

     that the Building Committee or a special committee of the

     Regents study the plan and get pertinent data regarding the

     arrangement before the Regents consider the plans.



     Motion by Mr. Crumley was seconded by Mr. Arnold that the

     preliminary design for the Library on the Nevada Southern

     Campus be submitted to the Building Committee of the Regents

     for recommendation to the entire Board at as early a date

     as possible.



     Mr. Tyson amended the motion to include that the Building

     Committee also study the present procedure for considering

     plans, from preliminary to final plans, and recommend that

     changes be made or that the procedures are in order.



     The amendment was accepted and the amended motion carried

     unanimously.



     It was noted that the three Las Vegas members of the Board

     should be consulted on building matters pertaining to the

     Las Vegas Campus, and that they should inform the Reno mem-

     bers of the Building Committee of their thinking.



     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

     unanimously that the three Las Vegas members comprise a

     sub-committee to the Regents' Building Committee to con-

     sider Las Vegas building projects.



10.  HHFA Resolution



     Dr. Armstrong proposed a resolution providing for public

     sale of University of Nevada Housing Revenue Certificates

     of 1959 in the amount of $20,012,000, covering the construc-

     tion of the Men's Dormitory, the Dining Hall, the Married

     Student Apartments, and the projected Women's Dormitory.

     Mr. Porter had reviewed the resolution, prepared and sub-

     mitted by Dawson, Sherman, Nagel and Howard, and declared

     it ready as to form for adoption.  The resolution was read

     individually by members of the Board.  The date for opening

     of bids was set for Saturday, December 17, 1960, in Reno.



     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously by roll call vote that the Resolution, No. 60-5,

     (see pages 446-455), be adopted and the Chairman authorized

     to sign on behalf of the Board.



11.  Power Company Easement



     Mr. Rogers discussed the request of Southern Nevada Power

     Company for an easement on the Las Vegas Campus from a

     point near the water well, to which they have been granted

     an easement, to a point in back of the Gymnasium.  The

     Power Company will supply poles and power lines provided the

     easement is granted.  Dr. Armstrong recommended approval.



     Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously that the easement be granted as requested.



12.  Orr Ditch Easement



     Mr. Rogers presented the request of the Orr Ditch Company

     for easement on the Reno Campus.  An agreement was drawn

     by Mr. Porter to give the Orr Ditch Company an easement

     along the line of the underground siphon and to release an

     easement of approximately three thousand feet on the Campus.

     Dr. Armstrong so recommended.



13.  Dining Hall, Married Housing and Men's Dormitory



     Mr. Rogers reported that the Dining Hall, Married Housing

     and Men's Dormitory units are complete and satisfactory,

     and ready for acceptance by the Board of Regents.  Dr.

     Armstrong so recommended.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

     unanimously that the above named projects be accepted by

     the Board of Regents.



14.  Building Program Progress Report



     Mr. Rogers reported as follows:



     The Science-Technology building bid opening has been set for

     November 10 in Las Vegas.  The bid opening was originally

     set for October 27 but because of the lack of interest by

     contractors, the Planning Board set the later date.



     Dean Carlson spoke regarding the Radiological Laboratory.

     Agreement is being worked out in regard to payment for power

     and other extra costs for upkeep.



     Design for landscaping at Las Vegas was ready last Fall.

     Although it was broken down into seven or eight sections,

     the Planning Board put it out on a lump sum basis.  The bids

     were all too high, and it has gone out again for bid with

     provisions for alternates.



     Plans were shown by Mr. Rogers for the Life Science addi-

     tion to the Agricultural building in Reno, to be paid for

     from the Fleischmann Foundation funds in the amount of

     $853,000.  Matching funds are being requested from the

     Institutes of Health.  If these funds are not received some

     Laboratory equipment will be deleted.  The Women's Dormitory

     is to be located on the site of the present Dining Hall

     building and joining Manzanita by a low corridor and is in

     the preliminary planning stage.  A four-story building is

     planned.



     It was Mr. Porter's opinion that the University would be

     in order if it made application for loan for the other two

     Dormitories before the Legislature acts upon permissive

     legislation.



15.  Association of Governing Boards



     Dr. Lombardi, who represented the Board at the annual meet-

     ing of the Association of Governing Boards of State Univer-

     sities and Allied Institutions in Seattle, Washington,

     October 19-22, reported.  It was agreed that the report

     should be duplicated and sent to each member of the Board.

     Dr. Lombardi thanked the Regents for the opportunity to

     attend the meeting, which he found most interesting and

     helpful, and urged that more members of the Board plan to

     attend future meetings.



16.  Fish and Game Commission Building



     Mr. Groves of the Fish and Game Commission was present for

     this item of business.  In accord with action of the Board

     of Regents at the meeting of September 10, 1960, Mr. Porter

     prepared a lease for consideration of the Board in keeping

     with the requirements of the Nevada Legislature, Chapter

     150, Statutes of Nevada 1960.  The lease provided for a

     parcel of land on the University Valley Road Experimental

     Farm.  Mr. Porter reported that he had checked the deed of

     the Valley Road property to the University and found the

     clause, "to have and to hold in trust forever for the sole

     use of the Agricultural Experiment Station".  He was of

     the opinion that the Fish and Game Commission lease complies

     with that condition.  Dr. Armstrong recommended approval of

     the lease, so that Mr. Porter might take it to the Governor

     for approval.



     Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried with

     Regents Arnold, Grant, and Lombardi voting "no" and all

     others voting "aye", that the lease agreement be approved

     and that the Chairman of the Board be authorized to sign

     on behalf of the Board.



17.  Budget Director Request



     President Armstrong reviewed the request of the Budget

     Director for handling University funds.  At present, stu-

     dent fees are deposited in the Regents' account and the

     portion of these monies which are not from auxiliary enter-

     prises are budgeted along with State funds.  Money from the

     auxiliary enterpises are not budgeted.  Mr. Humphrey pro-

     posed that the amount of fees collected, up to the maximum

     amount in our working budget, be turned over to the State

     Treasurer.  Any fees collected above this amount would be

     retained by the University.  In accord with Regents' action

     at their last meeting, Mr. Porter has now studied the re-

     quest to see what affect it would have on the University.

     He talked with Mr. Humphrey who said that he is not trying

     to interfere with the use of money by the University,

     whether budgeted or non-budgeted, but that he is concerned

     with controls, and believed that the books of his Office

     and of the University should coincide.  Mr. Hayden discussed

     his use of State funds at the beginning of a fiscal year and

     the use of fees at the end of the year to prevent reversion

     of State funds.



     Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

     unanimously that the Budget Director be informed that the

     Regents do not approve the procedure he suggests for hand-

     ling University funds for the reason that it would not be

     in the best interests of the University at this time.



18.  Legislation



     Dr. Armstrong discussed the following proposed legislation

     which was presented at the last session but which did not

     pass, and recommended that the University seek legislation

     during the next session:



     (1)  Authorization for the University to develop its own

          rules governing leaves of absence and related matters.



     (2)  Bring social security coverage to University faculty

          and staff.



     In addition, the University will seek funds to supplement

     the Sabbatical Leave Program and the Social Security

     Program.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried unani-

     mously that the President be instructed to proceed with

     the proposed leave of absence legislation.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried unani-

     mously that, if after thorough study it appears to be a

     good idea to proceed at this session, the President be in-

     structed to proceed with the proposed social security legis-

     lation.



19.  Momand Estate



     Mr. Porter read a letter dated October 21, 1960 from Breed,

     Abbott & Morgan in reply to a letter from Mr. Porter in-

     quiring as to whether there are funds available, or soon

     to be made available, out of the estate, from which payment

     of the $30,000 could be made to the firm.  The letter from

     the attorneys stated, "There is no money distributable in

     the estate at the present time and it does not appear that

     there will be in the immediate future".  Dr. Armstrong

     recommended that the University pay the sum out of money

     already received from the Momand Estate.



     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously by roll call vote that the University pay the

     legal firm of Breed, Abbott & Morgan the $30,000 fee con-

     stituting full and complete payment for legal services

     rendered and to be rendered by the firm in settlement of

     the Momand Estate.



20.  Engineers Council for Professional Development



     President Armstrong reported that the Accrediting Committee

     came to the University in March of this year and inspected

     the Engineering curriculum.  Their action was to re-accredit

     the Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechani-

     cal Engineering Colleges for two years.  Dr. Armstrong dis-

     cussed the matter, saying that this indicated that there

     are still some weaknesses in the College of Engineering,

     but he believes that within a two-year period the necessary

     improvements can be made to meet the requirements for longer

     accreditation.  Dean Blodgett has indicated that, if the

     Administration desires, he would be willing to retire as

     Dean in advance of his scheduled retirement date and work

     with a new Dean of the College of Engineering during the

     new Dean's first year.



21.  Landowners' Request



     Regent Germain said that he had been contacted during the

     week by individuals who own property in the vicinity of the

     Nevada Southern Campus and who desire to build a facility

     for use by people in this area of Las Vegas and especially

     by the University.  They are thinking in terms of a commun-

     ity center, but are open to suggestions.  It was agreed by

     consensus that the three Las Vegas Regents work with Dean

     Carlson in making suggestions to these individuals.



22.  Use of Facilities - Las Vegas



     Regent Germain reported that within the past two weeks he

     had been approached by people who want to know if the new

     Field House on the Las Vegas Campus will be available on a

     rental basis for groups not connected with the University.

     Mr. Germain had also received a letter from a member of the

     Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the possibility

     of holding boxing matches on the Las Vegas Campus.  Dr.

     Armstrong called attention to the fact that the Regents

     have established a policy for use of University facilities,

     and the question is only whether or not the request falls

     under any of the categories already established, since the

     same policy should apply to both Campuses.  It was agreed

     that the President send to Mr. Germain a statement of the

     policy for the Reno Campus.  If a request does not fall

     into any category already established, then it would be

     necesssary to present it to the Board of Regents.



23.  Next Meeting



     The next meeting of the Board was set for Saturday, Decem-

     ber 17, 1960 in Reno, at which time bids will be opened

     for the HHFA revenue bonds.



The meeting adjourned at 1:45 P.M.



                                A. C. Grant

                                Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

                                                       10-29-1960