10/30/1924

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 30-31, 1924
 



10-30-1924
Volume OE - Pages 404-406

                         Reno, Nevada
                       October 30, 1924

The Regents met in the Office of President Clark at 9 o'clock
Thursday morning, October 30, 1924.  All members of the Board
and President Clark were present.

The minutes of the Board meetings of September 30th and of
October 6th were approved, on motion of Mr. Pratt, by the fol-
lowing vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

List No. 23, State Claims Nos. 233 to 244 inclusive for the net
sum of $20,703.48, and List No. 23, Regents Checks, Nos. 4093
to 4105 inclusive, for the net sum of $45,399.26, were, on motion
of Mr. Williams, approved by the following vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark read two recent letters from Mr. W. A. Clark, Jr.

President Clark read an invitation from the "Aggies" to the Re-
gents to join the Governor's party in visiting their Agricultural
exhibits at 1 o'clock, Friday, October 31st.  The invitation was,
on motion of Mrs. Williams, unanimously accepted and the Secre-
tary instructed to convey their acceptance and appreciation of
the invitation to President Mc Elroy of the Agricultural Club.

President Clark read the invitation from the Artemisia that the
Regents should report to the Riverside Studio and have their
pictures taken for the 1925 Year Book.  This they agreed to do
after luncheon.

As a matter of gratification to the Regents, the President read
a letter from President Campbell of the University of California
in which President Campbell expressed his appreciation of the
copy of the history of this University's first 50 years and con-
gratulated Nevada upon the standing won during that period.

Mr. Williams moved that the thanks of the Board of Regents be
conveyed to Professor Doten for the able and conscientious pres-
entation of the subject entitled, "The History of the University
of Nevada".  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark presented Professor Boardman's bill for survey-
ing and map work on the University grounds for the months of May
to August, 1924, inclusive, in the sum of $222.  Mrs. Hood moved
that the bill be approved.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of Dean Hall, President Clark presented
the resignation of Miss Julia Detraz as Assistant Professor in
Elementary Education, to be effective from and after January 1,
1925 and with understanding that 1/2 of her year's pay will be
due to have been paid to Miss Detraz at that time.  Mr. Williams
moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Mr. Pratt suggested that he would like to have the University
purchase at least the burro's head painted by Mrs. Rousseau,
who has left her estate to the University as a memorial for her
daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Rousseau.  The Regents agreed that
this would be well and were to look at the paintings later in
the day.

On the recommendation of Librarian Layman, President Clark rec-
ommended that Miss Thea C. Thompson be elected Assistant Librar-
ian from November 1, 1924, or as soon thereafter as she can take
service, at a salary of $100 per month.  Mrs. Hood moved that
Miss Thompson be elected as recommended.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

President Clark presented documentary evidence in the form of
letters from Federal officials in support of his recommenda-
tion that Director Creel's salary be advanced from $4000 to
$4500, beginning November 1, 1924.  Mrs. Williams moved the
adoption of the President's recommendation.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

After considerable discussion, it was decided that President
Clark should prepare for newspaper publication in December a
statement of the University's sources of income, which would
show clearly the burden on the tax payer for University support
and the per capita cost to the State for each student educated
at the University.

The question of an increase in Commissioner Dinsmore's salary
was discussed and the Board members expressed themselves to the
effect that Mr. Dinsmore's salary was probably adequate.

President Clark recommended that the Regents subscribe for:

    1.  80 copies of the 1925 Artemisia, with a full-page ad-
        vertisement of the University, at a price of $300.

    2.  60 copies of The Desert Wolf at $1.20 per copy ($72.00).
        The Desert Wolf is also to carry a full-page advertise-
        ment of the University in each of its quarterly issues.

Mrs. Hood moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

On the recommendation of President Clark, Mrs. Williams moved
that the University authorities be authorized to collect $4
instead of $3 from each student at the opening of the second
semester of this University year for the Artemisia, in accord
with the unanimous action of the Associated Students who have
increased the price for a single copy of this Year Book from
$3 to $4.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Regent Williams moved that the Chairman of the Board be instruct-
ed and authorized to sign proposal and contract for leasing
quarters in the basement of Morrill Hall for $300 per year for
a period not to exceed 5 years to the Postal authorities for a
University branch Post Office, the University to furnish quarters
and equipment specified in the proposal and lease.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

In view of this change, Mrs. Williams moved that the President be
authorized to make the alterations necessary for the installa-
tion of this Post Office.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Some discussion of the matter of certificates of recognition to
be presented by the University to farmers elected by a Committee
of five for progress along the special lines of their endeavor
was had before luncheon.  Letters had been submitted from Dr.
Records and Directors Creel and Doten expressive of their views
on the matter.  After luncheon Mrs. Hood moved that the proposi-
tion as outlined in Dean Stewart's letter be adopted, the cer-
tificates to be awarded annually during the Farm Bureau conven-
tion and that, in accord with the suggestion by the three
Division Heads consulted, the certificates be given as from the
College of Agriculture of the University of Nevada, rather than
as from the University.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

After examination of the working plans submitted by Architect
De Longchamps for the Mackay Science Hall, Judge Talbot moved
that the tentative plans for the desired Mackay Science Hall,
prepared by Architect Fred De Longchamps in accordance with
the directions and to the satisfaction of this Board and of the
Departments interested, be submitted by Dr. Walter E. Clark,
President of this University, to Mr. Clarence H. Mackay for his
consideration.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Judge Talbot moved that, beginning the 15th of November, 1924,
during the school year, excepting Saturday afternoons, Sundays,
holidays and Commencement Week, all members of the faculty and
students of the University be requested to refrain from parking
or driving on their own, hired or other automobiles, on the main
thoroughfare north of the south wall of Stewart Hall to the
junction with the road from Lincoln Hall and to refrain from all
parking on either side of this road within the limits described
or from parking on the road coming south of Lincoln Hall or from
parking south of the Gymnasium, between the hours of 8 A.M. and
4 P.M.  Vote:

    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Talbot         Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Mrs. Williams        Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Adjourned.

                             Walter E. Pratt
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary