UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 5 - Pages 460-463
November 3, 1945
The special meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9:20 A.M. in the President's office. Pres-
ent: Regents Henningsen, Sheerin, Mc Namee, Sirkegian, Ross;
Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that claims as follows, approved by the
Executive Committee since the last meeting, be approved:
List No. 3, dated September 30, 1945, covering Regents Checks
56-47 to 56-67, inclusive, for a total of $76,816.68.
List No. 3, dated September 30, 1945, covering State Claims
56-34 to 56-50, inclusive, for a total of $47,610.66.
and that claims as follows, herewith submitted, be approved:
List No. 4, dated October 31, 1945, covering Regents Checks
56-68, 56-68A, 56-68B to 56-80A and 56-81 to 56-91, inclu-
sive, for a total of $99,564.70.
List No. 4, dated October 31, 1945, covering State Claims
56-51 to 56-71, inclusive, for a total of $47,277.40.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Comptroller be authorized and
directed to reinvest in 2 1/2% Victory Bonds the U. S. Treasury
2 3/4% Bonds, par value $10,000, belonging to the 90,000 Acre
Grant Fund, which have been redeemed, passed unanimously.
Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that the Comptroller be authorized and
directed to prepare the proper resolution authorizing the State
Treasurer to endorse and to sell the following bonds held in
trust by the State Treasurer at market but at not less than 105
and to reinvest the proceeds in 2 1/2% Victory Bonds, passed
U. S. Treasury 2 1/2% Bonds 1966-71, par value $43,500, for
the University 90,000 Acre Grant Fund;
U. S. Treasury 2 1/2% Bonds, 1967-72 par value $39,000, for
the University Irreducible Fund.
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the Comptroller be authorized and
directed to invest the proceeds from the sale of the Loraine
Hotel, amounting to $22,500, and $3,500 belonging to the David
Russell Loan fund, in 2 1/2% Victory Bonds, passed unanimously.
Comptroller Gorman reported that at the present time various en-
dowment funds of the University aggregating $127,500 are invested
in the U. S. Treasury 2 1/2% Bonds of 1964-69. These bonds were
purchased at par. Motion of Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that
a committee consisting of the Chairman of the Board of Regents,
the President and the Comptroller, be appointed and authorized to
get quotations on this issue with power to sell, not below par,
if in their opinion such sale would be to the best interest of
A letter from the Crocker First National Bank of San Francisco
advises that the sum of $274.24 representing final liquidating
payment on Adams-Mc Gill Company Bonds as evidenced by certifi-
cate of deposit No. 382, is now due and payable. Motion of Mrs.
Henningsen passed unanimously that Silas E. Ross, Chairman of
the Board of Regents, be and he is hereby authorized and directed
to endorse said certificate of deposit and deliver same to the
Comptroller of the University of Nevada for collection through
the Crocker First National Bank of San Francisco.
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unaniomously that the action of
the Comptroller be approved in advising the City Attorney that
claim for installation of curb and gutter around the Nevada
Experiment Station Farm on Valley Road and Alameda Avenue amount-
ing to $3,944.50, would have to be presented to the 1947 Legis-
lature for payment.
By informal vote the Board approved the malpractice insurance
policy of Dr. Bibb under date of October 10, 1945 with Lloyds of
London ranging from $25,000 to $75,000, No. 3022-674, for 3 years
beginning last July.
Motion of Mrs. Henningsen that the Board approve the action of
the Comptroller and Chairman Ross of the Buildings and Grounds
Committee of the Regents in authorizing a temporary paper roof
which will serve as an underlay for asbestos shingles when avail-
able, passed unanimously. Owing to lumber strikes in Oregon, no
wood shingles were available. A credit of $750 has been received
for the wood shingles included in the contract; the asbestos
shingles, including paper roof underlay, will cost $1,380.
Request has been made through the State Planning Board for funds
to cover preliminary plans on the building program of the Uni-
versity. If the program is not carried out, preliminary costs
will be paid by the government; if the program is carried out,
costs will be paid from University funds. By informal vote, it
was agreed that such funds should be requested.
Request has also been made through the State Planning Board for
cost of Heating Plant plans being prepared by Headman, Ferguson
& Carollo. It is necessary to furnish authentic plans before the
State Planning Board can secure funds from the appropriation made
by Congress, and the State Planning Board wants an alternate plan
furnished eliminating walk-in tunnels before giving their approv-
al. Motion of Mr. Sheerin that Headman, Ferguson & Carollo be
asked to furnish such alternate plan, passed unanimously.
Comptroller Gorman submitted the standard contract prepared by
him, as directed at the last meeting of the Board, for the em-
ployment of an architect for the new classroom building and it
was accepted by the Regents, with the understanding that, in ad-
dition to the architect, a clerk of the works would be employed.
A letter from Mr. Frank E. Davis, Acting District Engineer of
the Bureau of Community Facilities, was read which stated that
they have received applications for advance planning funds under
Title V of the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act of 1944 for
various improvements at the University of Nevada, and asking for
the exact legal corporate name of the applicant. It was the will
of the Board that the matter be left to the judgment of President
Moseley and Mr. Robert Allen of the State Planning Board.
President Moseley submitted the following recommendations on
(1) That, effective February 4, 1946, Mr. R. K. Zeigler be ap-
pointed as Acting Instructor in Mathematics at a salary of
$1,000 for the semester.
(2) That, effective November 4, 1945, Mr. Andrew Morby be ap-
pointed to teach 10 hours per week in the Department of
Foreign Languages, at $3 per hour, for the remainder of the
Motion of Mr. Mc Namee that the recommendations be approved,
President Moseley reported that Mr. J. C. Mc Leod has returned
from his leave of absence for service in the U. S. Navy and has
taken up his work as Inspector in the Department of Food and
Drugs. The employment of Mr. John W. Grant, who was employed
in the absence of Mr. Mc Leod, was terminated November 1st.
Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that Chairman Ross be
instructed to answer the letter of the Sierra Nevada Realty Com-
pany in which they ask the University to sell 5 acres of land,
4 1/2 miles south of Reno on South Virginia Road, saying that
the Board was not in favor of selling the property at this time.
Chairman Ross stated that the special meeting had been called
relative to the reorganization in the Agricultural Extension
Division, that request for the meeting had been made by Regent
Sheerin on the grounds that it appeared that such reorganization
plan was possibly made without due consideration of all facts
involved. Mr. Ross also stated that there were a number of let-
ters on file protesting the former action of the Board. These
letters were all submitted for perusal and discussion.
It was agreed that the matter should be discussed at a closed
session of the Board and that:
1. The President of the University be asked to make a statement
as to his part in the recommendation which had been approved
by the Board.
2. Mr. Creel and Mr. Buckman be asked to make statements con-
cerning the action of the Board.
3. Each be questioned thoroughly by members of the Board of
4. Any others who wished to be heard in the matter be invited
to make their statements in the closed session.
5. If it appeared that sufficient evidence was had, the Board
should make a decision.
6. This decision was to be immediately given to President
Moseley, Dean Creel and Mr. Buckman.
Following the adoption of this procedure, the President of the
University, Dean Creel and Mr. Buckman, as well as a number of
other interested parties, were heard, after which the Board re-
solved itself into Executive Session and discussed the matter in
After this deliberation the Board of Regents was again called in-
to closed session. Mr. Sheerin moved that Mr. Thomas E. Buckman
be made Assistant Director for County Agent Work, 4-H Club and
Older Youth Work, and that Mr. Paul Maloney be made Assistant
Director for Adult Agricultural Work; and, further, that it be
understood that Mr. Maloney's assignment would include livestock
and crop specialist work; said reorganization to be subject to
approval of the United States Agricultural Extension Division.
The motion was passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Mr. Sheerin, passed unanimously by the Board, Dean
Creel was directed to confer with Director M. L. Wilson of the
United States Agricultural Extension Division and request that
the proposed reassignment of duties be approved by the United
States Agricultural Extension Division.
President Moseley was directed to advise Dean Creel and Mr.
Buckman of the decision of the Board. Mr. Ross was directed to
advise the County Agents Association of the action of the Board
and to express the hope that the Regents' action of this date
will produce harmony. The Secretary of the Board of Regents
was instructed to file all communications relative to this mat-
ter in the Regents' file.
The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M.
The next meeting will be the regular January meeting of the