11/07/1952

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 7-8, 1952




11-07-1952
Volume 6 - Pages 393-398

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      November 7, 1952

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Friday, November 7, 1952.  The meeting was called to
order by the Chairman at 1:10 P.M.  Present:  Regents Hardy,
Crumley, Lombardi, Ross; Comptroller Hayden, President Stout.
Reporters Armstrong and Burns were present and covered the
meeting throughout the afternoon.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meetings

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
     of the regular meeting of September 4, 1952, be approved
     and that the reading thereof be dispensed with.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the minutes of
     the Executive Committee meeting of October 7, 1952, be ap-
     proved and the actions of the Executive Committee also be
     approved.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing claims, as approved by the Executive Committee, be
     approved by the Board:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 23-28 to 23-39 inclusive for
         a total of $161,759.59 for September.

         State Claims, Nos. 23-21 to 23-30 inclusive for a
         total of $113,066.05 for September.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 23-40 to 23-58 inclusive for
         a total of $167,669.96 for October.

         State Claims, Nos. 23-31 to 23-33 (supplemental list)
         inclusive for a total of $44,154.15 for October.

         State Claims, Nos. 23-34 to 23-43 inclusive for a
         total of $87,520.72 for October.

 3.  Candidates for Degrees

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the following
     candidates for degrees, as recommended by the University
     faculty at its meeting on September 12, 1952, be approved
     and the indicated degrees granted:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

     Bachelor of Arts

         Jarvis Bastian                 Mamie E. Hildebrand
         Hazel Jeannette Beard          Stanley E. Jones
         George Barnum Bondley          James Charles Klenes
         Kenneth Harold Bradley         James M. Lee
         John Francis Coleman           John Burgess Lee
         James Murphy Davies            Adeling H. Lehnherr
         Doris Welsh Folsom             Elmo Dean Oxborrow
         Donald Arthur Harris           George Monte Pendleton
         Beverley Jones Hess            Theo Smart Sherman
         Natalie Louise Higgins         Burney Victor Thorp

     Bachelor of Science

         Marvin Colin Abrams            Marshall H. K. Humphreys
         Gerald Tot Cardiff             Darrell Bernard Lemaire

     Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

         William Leonidas Brackett      John Sanchez

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

         Alfred William Hansen

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

         Bruce Alexander Krater         Alfred M. Miramon, Jr.

     Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

         Arthur Edward Wigg

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

         Henry James Franey

     Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

         Fred Rhodes Shawe

     ADVANCED DEGREES

     Master of Science

         Corwin M. Mokler

 4.  Personnel Recommendations

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the appoint-
     ment of William Garrott as Assistant Professor of Electrical
     Engineering at a salary of $4400 for the school year 1952-
     53, be approved, as a replacement for Harold Henricks, re-
     signed.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the following
     appointments be approved:

         Mrs. Florence Lehners as Assistant in Education at a
         salary of $75 for the Fall semester 1952.

         Mrs. Joan Fant as Assistant in Education at a salary of
         $700 for the school year 1952-53.

         Mrs. Patricia Gibby as Assistant in English at a salary
         of $600 for the school year 1952-53.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing appointments be approved:

         Darrell Lemaire as Fellow in Chemistry at a salary of
         $1100 for the school year 1952-53.

         Mrs. James Naismith as Housemother for Manzanita Hall
         at a salary of $1400 (room and board) for the school
         year 1952-53.

         Mrs. Alice Marden as Assistant Nurse in the Infirmary
         at a salary of $2300, plus laundry of uniforms and
         meals when on duty, for the school year 1952-53.

         Mrs. Ann Barnes as Assistant Nurse in the Infirmary
         at a salary of $1500 for the school year, plus room
         in the Infirmary, laundry of uniforms and meals when
         on duty, for the school year 1952-53.

         Robert W. Stephens as Assistant Research Metallurgist
         in the Atomic Energy Research Project, Mackay School
         of Mines, at a salary rate of $4800 per year, effective
         October 1, 1952.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the following
     reappointments be approved:

         Mrs. Ruth Van Dyke as Assistant in Mathematics at a
         salary of $400 for the Fall semester 1952.

         Mrs. E. B. Drew as Housemother for Artemisia Hall at
         a salary of $1600 (room and board) for the school year
         1952-53.

         Dr. Robert Locke as University Physician at a salary
         of $400 for the school year 1952-53.

         Miss Mary Rotter as Head Nurse in the Infirmary at a
         salary of $2600, plus laundry of uniforms and meals when
         on duty, for the school year 1952-53.

         Mrs. J. B. Lynch as Assistant Nurse for the months of
         September, October and November, 1952, at a salary of
         $200 per month, plus laundry of uniforms and meals while
         on duty.  Mrs. Lynch will then be eligible for retire-
         ment.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing arrangements and salaries for carrying on the work of
     the Dean of Men's office since the transfer of Dr. Griffin
     to the English Department be approved:

         George A. Broten of the Department of Physical Education
         as Counselor to Men on Veterans Affairs and Selective
         Service at a total salary of $400 in addition to his
         regular salary, for the 4 months September through
         December, 1952.

         Dean Elaine Mobley, as Dean of Women handling the rest
         of the work of the Dean of Men's office, at a total
         salary of $600 in addition to her regular salary, for
         the 4 months September through December, 1952.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that William D.
     Carlson be employed as Consultant in Student Affairs for the
     week of November 17, at a fee of $300 (lieu of travel ex-
     penses) for his services while on the Campus and for his
     subsequent study and analysis.

 5.  Northwest Association Meeting

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that approval be
     granted for travel of President Stout and Dr. Harold N.
     Brown as official delegates of the University to the meet-
     ing of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher
     Schools to be held in Portland, Oregon, December 1-3.

The meeting recessed at 1:45 P.M. so that the Regents and the
President could attend the funeral services of Judge Frank B.
Norcross, a member of the first graduating class of the Univer-
sity of Nevada's 4-year course.

The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at
2:30 P.M. with the same persons in attendance.

 6.  President's Informal Report

     a)  A meeting was held with the State Board of Examiners in
         Carson City concerning travel claims and travel regula-
         tions.  An amicable discussion took place, with a better
         understanding on the part of the Board of Examiners of
         University travel needs.  The President stated he in-
         tended to work with the Deans in careful screening of
         all travel requests.

     b)  The General Electric Company is giving a $500 scholar-
         ship this year to Jerrold Cox of the College of Engi-
         neering.

     c)  Officers from Headquarters, 12th Naval District, visited
         the Campus recently to determine its suitability for use
         by the Navy for training medical corpsmen in case of a
         national emergency.  They felt that this is a desirable
         location for such a training unit, and indicated that it
         would probably be requested in case of an emergency
         situation.  The Dining Hall was considered inadequate
         and additional messing facilities would have to be con-
         structed by the Navy.  Training would be for about 2000
         students, and would commence within 30 to 60 days after
         declaration of emergency.  A few members of the faculty
         could be used in the training program but the greater
         portion of the instructional staff would be Navy person-
         nel.

         It was unanimously agreed, after discussion of the above
         report, that the President look into the possibility of
         securing a Navy V-2 College Program for the University
         of Nevada in case of a national emergency, in the
         thought that it would be more suitable to present
         facilities of the Campus.

     d)  Dean Hutchison, Mr. Buckman, Mr. Hayden and President
         Stout met with the Attorney General regarding the Uni-
         versity of Nevada obtaining a clear title to the 4-H
         Club Camp.  Confusion in the title at the present time
         is due to the fact that there has been a second revi-
         sion of the Farm Bureau organization in the State,
         whose leaders are giving their support to the Univer-
         sity obtaining clear title to this land.  Senator
         Lattin asked that a list of regulations be set up and
         agreed upon before giving the University title.

         Dean Hutchison and President Stout had later met with
         Senator Lattin and the Farm Bureau Committee in Fallon
         for their consideration of the tentative draft of the
         Regulations for the Occupancy and Use of the State 4-H
         Camp Institute and Exhibit.  While the matter is in
         the stage of negotiation only, there was agreement on
         all but one point, that of setting up an advisory com-
         mittee.  The agreement will be presented to the State
         Farm Bureau meeting to be held in Winnemucca, at which
         Dean Hutchison will be present.

     e)  Regent Hardy and President Stout met with the Attorney
         General to get his advice on the Travis Will and neces-
         sary legislation for the Student Union building.  Mr.
         Mathews will take care of getting the information con-
         cerning the Will and will also prepare the bill for
         presentation to the Legislature.

     f)  A letter from the Secretary of State Planning Board
         offers his cooperation and assistance in the matter of
         the proposed Student Union building.  He also asked for
         the priority in the University's building program.
         Since the only building being requested for the coming
         biennium is the Student Union building, it was placed
         at the top of the list.  Mr. Mackenzie was so notified.

     g)  Architects Ferris and Erskine came into the meeting at
         3:05 P.M. to discuss with the Regents the preliminary
         plans for the Student Union building.  Mr. Ferris and
         President Stout will consult with a man at the Univer-
         sity of Oregon who has made a survey and study of
         Student Union buildings.

     h)  A group of citizens met with President Stout in Ely to
         find out what steps were necessary to establish an
         extension or branch program for that area of the State
         similar to the program at Las Vegas.

     l)  Enrollment figures for the Fall semester were as fol-
         lows:

                                Men    Women    Total

             Freshmen           255     207      462
             Sophomores         155     102      257
             Juniors            130      83      213
             Seniors            133      70      203
             Specials            19       3       22
             Graduates           25      13       38
             Non-Matriculated    20      37       57
                                737     515     1252

             Las Vegas Program (included above)

             Regular             10      11       21
             Non-Matriculated    10       9       19
                                 20      20       40

         Students attending under Veterans benefits:

             World War II G. I. Bill             126
             World War II Rehabilitation           8
             Korean War                           34
                                                 168

     j)  Housing figures for the Fall semester are as follows:

             Apartments, Victory Heights - 112 units, all filled

             Dormitories

                 Artemisia Hall    106 students
                                     1 housemother
                                   107 total

                 Manzanita Hall    104 students
                                     1 housemother
                                   105 total

                 Hartman Halls      46 students

     k)  Professor C. C. Smith returned to full time and full
         salary, and the part time services and salary of Harry
         D. Anderson were discontinued on October 1, 1952.

     l)  The State Budget Director has asked for a meeting with
         University representatives on November 16 to discuss the
         University's budget.

         It was unanimously agreed that President Stout and Comp-
         troller Hayden represent the University at this meeting.

         Salary amount in the budget was discussed, and special
         mention made of the fact that a 20% increase would be
         necessary if salaries were to be raised to an amount to
         meet competition with other schools.  The President was
         instructed to inform the Governor and the Budget Direc-
         tor of this fact and of the desire of the Regents to
         include the larger figure if it meets with their ap-
         proval.

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M.

The next meeting was set for January 1953, unless an earlier
meeting is called by the Chairman.