11/09/1911

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 9-10, 1911
 



11-09-1911
Volume OD - Pages 348-378

                         Reno, Nevada
                       November 9, 1911

The Regents met at their Office in Morrill Hall at 11 o'clock
A.M. Thursday, November 9, 1911.  All members of the Board and
President Stubbs were present.

The minutes of October 2, 1911 were read and approved.

President Stubbs read his report as follows:

To the Honorable
The Board of Regents
of the University of Nevada

Gentlemen:

I have the honor to make this report for the month ending Octo-
ber 31, 1911.

REGISTRATION

The registration of University students is 237; the registration
of University High School students is 80; the total registration
is 317.

OPINIONS OF THE STUDENT BODY AND OF THE FACULTY RESPECTING THE
CHANGE IN THE SCHEDULE AS SHOWN BY THEIR VOTES

I have submitted the question of a change from the present sched-
ule in different forms to the student body and the following are
the results:

    The first of these votes were taken by Miss Meighan and
    Lieutenant Mc Clure, October 3rd.

    In favor of the present luncheon hour (1 to 2)

    Manzanita Hall Girls ..... 34   Lincoln Hall Boys ...... 31
    Town Girls ............... 16   Town Boys .............. 21
                     Total .............. 102

    In favor of the luncheon hour from 12 to 1, but not in favor
    of Drill or Physical Culture from 1 to 2

    Manzanita Hall Girls .....  0   Lincoln Hall Boys ......  5
    Town Girls ...............  1   Town Boys .............. 17
                     Total ..............  23

    In favor of the luncheon hour from 12 to 1, and willing to
    take Drill and Physical Culture from 1 to 2

    Manzanita Hall Girls .....  1   Lincoln Hall Boys ......  9
    Town Girls ...............  9   Town Boys .............. 10
                     Total ..............  29

    Total Boys Voting ...................  93
    Total Girls Voting ..................  61
                     Total Vote Cast .... 104

    Second vote, Friday, October 6th.

    This vote was given by the students residing in the City and
    Sparks, and was the result of a petition from the homekeepers
    that the hour from 12 to 1 for luncheon be restored.  The
    town students desiring luncheon from 12 to 1 were 23, 11 of
    whom wanted Drill from 3:30 to 4:30 and 2 did not.  42 of the
    town students wanted luncheon from 1 to 2, leaving the Drill
    hour as it is.

    A standing vote of the town students was taken in regard to
    returning to the old schedule.  For this a small majority
    of the town students wished to return to the old schedule.

    The next vote of ALL the students was taken from October
    13th to October 17th on the question as to their preference
    for the old schedule or the present schedule.  The vote
    follows:

        For the old schedule ..............  97
        For the present schedule .......... 103
           Total vote ..................... 200

    The final vote of the student body was taken at Assembly
    October 20th, with the following result:

        In favor of Drill and Physical Culture from 3:30 to 4:30
            No ............................ 183
            Yes ...........................  39
            Immaterial ....................   1
                Total ..................... 223

        In favor of Drill and Physical Culture from 1 to 2
            No ............................ 194
            Yes ...........................  29
            Immaterial ....................   1
                Total ..................... 224

I have taken these votes from the students to ascertain the
public sentiment of the student body, with the distinct purpose
in mind of letting the public sentiment of the students govern
in this matter.

It is evident that these votes do not by any means give the
President or the Academic Council data for a decision.  The
young women of the University prefer the present schedule; the
young men generally prefer the old schedule of 11 to 12 for
Drill and 12 to 1 for luncheon.  The young women object to
Physical Culture from 1 to 2.  I understand that there is no
hygienic reason why the young men could not drill from 1 to 2.
In regard to the petition of the homekeepers in Reno, they simply
want the luncheon hour from 12 to 1; nothing else matters to
them.

    Vote of the Academic Council, October 12th.

    The vote of the Academic Council was first on the question,
    "Does the Council favor restoring the old schedule?"

    Yes ...... 12     No ...... 23     Not Voting ......  3

    The second question was, "How many of the Council favor the
    present schedule to the end of this semester?"

    Yes ...... 22     No ...... 15     Not Voting ......  1

    Third question, "Do the members of the Council favor putting
    Drill and Physical Culture from 1 to 2 and the luncheon
    hour from 12 to 1?"

    Yes ......  9     No ...... 17     Not Voting ...... 11

    Fourth question, "Do the members of the Council favor Drill
    from 3:30 to 4:30?"

    Yes ...... 17     No ...... 17     Not Voting ......  3

    Vote of the Academic Council, October 19th.

    I put the vote in a little different form.  Question 1, "How
    many of the Academic Council would favor putting Drill and
    Physical Culture from 3:30 to 4:30, as compared with the
    present schedule, the luncheon hour to be from 12 to 1?"

    Yes ...... 23     No ...... 11     Not Voting ......  0

    Question 2, "How many of the Academic Council would favor
    putting Drill and Physical Culture from 3:30 to 4:30, as
    compared with the old schedule?"

    Yes ...... 18     No ...... 13     Not Voting ......  3

    Question 3, "Does the Academic Council favor Drill from 1
    to 2 or 3:30 to 4:30?"

    From 1 to 2 ...... 19       From 3:30 to 4:30 ......  8
                     Not Voting ......  7

I interpret these various votes of the Academic Council as fol-
lows:

A majority of the Academic Council would favor the schedule of
recitations from 8 to 12, restoring the luncheon hour from 12
to 1.  Then they are willing to put the Drill and Physical
Culture from 1 to 2 and the Laboratory work from 2 to 4:30, or
they are willing to place the Laboratory work from 1 to 3:30,
and the Drill hour from 3:30 to 4:30.  There is a strong minor-
ity, however, that favor the restoration of the old schedule.
Taking account of all the various votes of the student body,
of the downtown students, and of the faculty, I venture to
express my opinion as to the good of the institution as gather-
ed from these votes:

    1.  Make no change in the existing schedule for this
        semester.

    2.  If there is no change in the public sentiment or in the
        faculty sentiment before the end of this semester, then,
        inasmuch as there is no agreement between the students
        and faculty, the Regents will say whether

        a)  The present schedule shall be maintained throughout
            the year, or

        b)  Whether we shall go back to our former schedule.

LIBRARY STUDY

One recitation hour represents 2 1/2 hours of Laboratory work.
Some of the Departments require, or suggest, Library work,
which is required as the equivalent of Laboratory work; for ex-
ample, the Departments of Latin, Greek, History, Economics, Eng-
lish, French, Spanish, German, Sociology and Education.

Criticism was brought to me by one of these Professors that
under our present schedule of work the students were doing less
Library work for the several Departments than they had done in
other years.  If true, this was a very serious matter, and I
sought to get at the facts both from the Departments concerned
and the students.  I held a meeting in my office on the 17th of
October at 12 o'clock.  Present were Professors Hill, Ordahl,
Romanzo Adams, Layman, Miss Wier and Miss de Laguna.  The Presi-
dent put to each of the members present the following question:
"Are you getting as good Library work now as you have had in
previous years?  If not, what is the reason?"

Dr. Hill:  My students are reading in connection with their sub-
jects more than in any previous year.  There is a higher standard
of scholarship as well as a better standard of work.

Dr. R. Adams:  The Library work connected with my Department is
very satisfactory.  In Sociology I give two lectures a week and
one quiz and the required reading is well done.  For the other
two classes I have a text book and assign a little collateral
reading.

Dr. Ordahl:  The Library work in my classes is better done now
than at any time in the previous years, showing an improved con-
dition of scholarship.

Miss Wier:  My Library work is not as well done as in the previ-
ous years.  The work must largely be inspirational.  I attribute
the failure to do this work to the fact that the girls go home
at 1 o'clock and do not want to return, and, second, that a
spirit of pleasure has taken possession of a number of our stu-
dents and they use the time of the afternoon for pleasure rather
than work.  I do not check upon the students in their reading
because I have not the time, and should have assistance.

Miss de Laguna:  The Library work in my Department is very satis-
factory.  I am of the opinion that many students are giving them-
selves to pleasure and are not doing the amount of Library work
in the afternoon that is required of them by the different De-
partments.  (She gave an ideal view of what the students should
do and thought that we should entice and charm the students to
the Library.)

Mr. Layman:  I am giving nearly all of my time to the purchase
of books, but am of the opinion that students who do not come
to the Library now are students who formerly came for purposes
of conversation and visiting.  So far as I know the number at-
tending the Library now is as great as in previous years.

The President said in regard to opening the Library in the even-
ings, to which reference had been made by some of the Professors,
that if it were shown that the students would use the Library in
the evening for reading and consultation for their class work,
he would arrange to open the Library.  Up to the present time,
there has been no demand on the part of the students for the
use of the Library in the evenings.

Second, that any Department that needs assistance to secure bet-
ter work will be given that assistance on application.

Third, the question in regard to our young people using their
time for pleasure instead of for Library work is a question still
open to discussion.  The President will seek by all means in his
power to gather the facts.  Adjourned.

Continuation of Conference held in President's office, October
23rd.

There were present Miss Wier, Miss de Laguna, and Messrs. Church,
Watson, Layman and von Janinski.  Absent:  Messrs. Hill, R.
Adams, and Ordahl.

Referring to the subject of an interview held October 17, 1911.
Drs. Church and Watson both agreed they were having as good
Library work as ever before, and probably a little better.  Mr.
Layman said that he had kept an account of the students in at-
tendance at the Library and it seemed to indicate that of seri-
ous-minded students the attendance was better than ever this
year.

Miss Wier said that she seemed to be the only one whose work in
the Library was unsatisfactory.

The President said that the opinions given in both interviews
were to the effect that the work in the Library was good, if not
better, this year than in previous years, with the single excep-
tion of Miss Wier's work, in which there seemed to be some fall-
ing off; that at present he could see but one way to remedy
this and that was to give Miss Wier some help, so that she
could require certain Library work of her students, especially
those of the Freshman and Sophomore years.  Miss Wier replied
that her work was largely inspirational and that she did not
think it wise to compel the students to do the Library work
under the supervision of someone employed for that purpose.
Miss Wier seemed to think it very strange that her work was the
only work that suffered, and was inclinded to reflect upon the
other Departments.  She said, moreover, that a little sympathy,
a little cooperation from the other Departments would enable her
to carry on her work successfully; that now she felt that the
Department of History was losing ground.  The President said
that she could have sympathy and cooperation and that if she
would tell him in what respect this sympathy and cooperation
should express itself he would see that this was given.  Pressed
for a reply, she said that the Library needed to be reorganized,
that some of the books that she needed to use were put off in
an annex to the Library, and when urged to say in what respect
we could improve it, she said to build a room outside the Li-
brary where the students could study; that there was so much
noise in the Library that some of the students could not study
there.  The President reminded her that he had made his recom-
mendation to the Board of Visitors and to the Board of Regents
that we build a temporary Library and they refused their con-
sent to it.

It seems to the President that Miss Wier did not make a single
suggestion that was at all practical and she refused to consider
the suggestions made in regard to securing good Library work
from the students in her Department.  He closed the discussion
by telling Miss Wier that he was ready to lend a hand in any
respect that she could suggest that would increase the efficiency
of her Department.

I have taken the reports of the students residing at Lincoln and
Manzanita Halls and these reports indicate that these students
are busy either with their Laboratory work or with reading or
study in the afternoon.  14 of the students who reside in Reno
reported that they had Library work or pursued their studies
either in the Library or at home between the hours of 2 and 4:30
P.M.

To sum up the results of this investigation, which I have made
with great care, I would say:

    1.  That from these reports our students generally seem to
        be at work between the hours of 2 and 4:30; that is,
        the Laboratory hours.

    2.  That the criticism that under the present schedule the
        students give themselves up to pleasure in the after-
        noon is not true generally, and, if it is true in special
        cases, I have not been able to ascertain who they are.

    3.  That the reports from all the Departments, including the
        Library, indicate that the scholarship this year is im-
        proved and that there is an increase of interest and work
        in the Library save in one Department.

    4.  That there is some justifiable criticism on the part of
        the Department of History, but the reasons for this
        criticism are not these that are alleged.  The President
        has sought to remove the ground for this criticism in his
        tender to the Department of all necessary aid whenever
        the Department makes application for it.

THE ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE COURSES OF STUDY IN THE
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

The real root of the trouble lies in the opposition to the course
of study for the College of Arts and Science, which was adopted
by the Academic Council near the close of the last academic year
and also the condition for admission for the College of Arts and
Science.

Sometimes it is necessary to go beneath the apparent reasons for
the real reasons for any course of action.  The statements that
have been made during this discussion I think show that the real
reasons are underneath those which are given.

Most of the members of the faculty who were opposed to the adop-
tion of this course of study in the College of Arts and Science
and the admission requirments -- not all, but most of them --
are still opposed to it, and a few members irreconcilably so.
This irreconcilable opposition is based upon the following
reasons:

1.  That the members of the College of Arts and Science should
    have made out the course of study and the other members of
    the Academic Council should have had no determining voice
    in it.  I take it this reason is partly sound and partly
    unsound.  Before presenting the present course of study to
    the Academic Council, it was discussed for a long time in
    the Executive Committee, which is made up of representa-
    tives from the College of Arts and Science, from the College
    of Agriculture, and from the Engineering faculties.  I think
    in the main the men who make up the Executive Committee are
    men of judicial mind, and, before the course of study was
    presented to the Academic Council all the members of the
    Executive Committee favored it excepting Dr. Church, who
    favored the admission requirements, but did not wholly
    favor the course of study.  Then the course was presented
    to the Academic Council and fully debated by that body, and,
    when the discussion was finished, it was passed.

2.  The opposition to the new course of study this year is not
    wholly justifiable.  There is a large increase in the en-
    rollment in the University, part of which must be accounted
    for by the new course adopted.  It would be wiser for every
    member of the faculty to test the course by experience and
    then make what changes seemed to be necessary prior to next
    year.  This is the attitude of some members who originally
    opposed the adoption of this course of study, but, on the
    other hand, some of the opposition are not willing to do
    this.

3.  It is said that the studies of Division II (the important
    division in History, Economics, Sociology and Psychology)
    have received this year simply the leftovers and that the
    major subjects are in the main selected from the first and
    third divisions, and it is charged further that inasmuch as
    most of the students in the College of Arts and Science wish
    to teach, that they are compelled to take certain subjects
    as prerequisites (for example, Hygiene, Psychology and
    English) and are thereby prevented from electing the sub-
    jects in the second group.

After considering everything growing out of the conference with
certain members of the faculty held on October 17th and October
23rd, I said that instead of waiting a little while longer to
try out the course of study in the College of Arts and Science
that the faculty of this College proceed at once to a discussion
of the question at issue and try -- dispassionately and in good
temper -- to reach a conclusion that would be satisfactory to
all of the members of the College of Arts and Science faculty,
and then take the question up to the Academic Council for final
action.  It must be understood that the College as a whole has
interests which should be regarded when we come to a discussion
upon the courses of study in the separate Colleges.

For this purpose I called together the faculty of the College of
Arts and Science on November 2.  Among other things I said to
them as follows:  That we wanted practical unanimity upon the
question of the course of study in the College of Arts and
Science by the Professors and Instructors representing that Col-
lege.  Therefore, I will approve taking up the question now of
the course of study in that College with reference to a full
discussion of the whole question in good temper and with a sin-
cere desire to arrange the course for the interest of the stu-
dents and faculty, by which I mean the University as it presents
itself to the public, and after thinking it over I cannot see
any better time than to go right at it.

I have given to each member of the Academic Council a copy of a
report made to the National Education Association which recently
held its annual convention in San Francisco.  This report was
adopted by the convention and recommended to the Colleges and
Universities of the country.  This report embodies the admission
requirements mainly held by the Colleges and Universities of the
West and Middle West, and is in opposition to the view which
obtains for admission to such Colleges as Harvard, Yale, Prince-
ton, Columbia, and most of the large eastern Colleges.  The re-
port emphasizes:  first, that the high school has a work of its
own to do for the youth of the country regardless of whether they
enter College or not at the conclusion of their high school
course; second, the report emphasizes 15 units for admission to
College, of which 4 units should be allowed for vocational stud-
ies, such as bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting, manual
training, domestic science, and the other 11 should be based upon
such studies as English, Mathematics, Physics, History, Latin,
Greek, German, French, Spanish, Physical Geography, Botany, Zool-
ogy, Physiology and Agriculture, but that the College or Univer-
sity should not require more than one foreign language for ad-
mission, and, as a rule, but two years of that.  In other words
the report advises:

    English                  3 units
    Foreign Language         2 units
    Mathematics              2 units
    Social Science           1 unit
    Natural Science          1 unit, to which must be added to
                                     make another major,
                        1 or 2 units

Taking this report as a basis, the faculty of the College of Arts
and Science will meet at 12 o'clock on Thursday, November 16, and
will take up the discussion of admission requirements, consider-
ing those which the University of Nevada now has and comparing
them to the report of the National Education Association.  After
this meeting the College of Arts and Science will meet once a
week to consider the course of study with a view to seeking a
harmonious agreement before the meetings are over.  There will
be differences of opinion to be adjusted and these differences
of opinion are based first upon the radical differences of opin-
ion between the East and West as to admission requirements and,
second, to remove the injustice, if there be any, in the present
courses against the studies of Division II.

GIFT

Mr. George Wingfield has given $125 to pay the Coach, Ellsworth
R. Bennett, the additional sum to his contract.  You will remem-
ber that the students agreed to pay him $375 for this season,
and I said that the University would see to it that $125 addi-
tional was paid him.  $500 was the sum which the Associated
Students had hitherto paid the Coach, and Mr. Bennett felt it
was not just to ask him to take anything less.

RECOMMENDATIONS

I recommend that Miss Mabel A. Jones be appointed Instructor in
Music for $350 this school year, beginning the first of October.

I recommend that Professor Robert Lewers, Vice-President of the
University, be appointed a delegate to the 25th Annual Conven-
tion of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and
Experiment Stations to be held in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, November 15, 16 and 17, 1911.  Also that
he be appointed delegate to the American Association of Farmers'
Institute Workers to be held at Columbus, Ohio, November 13 and
14.  This will require his absence from the University about
2 weeks.

I recommend that the University let the contract for hauling the
good earth from the railroad land above Mrs. Chism's and adjoin-
ing the river for the price of 75 cents a cubic yard.  This will
make the total cost as follows:  6 inches of good earth to match
the six inches that the Reno Construction Company is required to
put on the south face of the dam -- 1335 cubic years at 75 cents,
$1001.25.  4 inches of good earth would be $667.50.  It is
thought that by hauling manure, which we can obtain from our own
stables, and scattering it all over the ground before the good
earth is applied, this would make a covering just as good as
though we put 6 inches of earth on.  We should probably reckon
that it will cost us about $750 for 4 inch covering of good earth
and manure from our stables.

I recommend further that, according to the original plan outlined
by Mr. Mackay, we plant, as soon as practical, trees around on
Ninth Street between Center and Virginia, and on Virginia Street
to a point beyond the Dining Hall; that the grounds in front of
Manzanita Hall, as well as the grounds north of the dam, be sown
to grass at the earliest possible date, and that trees and shrubs
be planted as may be planned for by Mr. Bliss.  All of the trees
and shrubs may be obtained from the Horticultural Department of
the University at a nominal figure.  When this is done we should
stop and take account of how much we would have left of the
$10,000 improvement fund.

I ask the Regents to approve the following contracts:

1.  For building a retaining wall in the rear of the Electrical
    building according to the plans and specifications for the
    sum of $290 to J. J. Smith.

2.  To the Reno Construction Company, Mr. H. E. Stewart, Manager,
    for $400 to build the weir spillway and reinforced concrete
    flume.

I recommend that the University put in the water pipes on the
ground south of the dam between Virginia and Center Streets at a
cost not to exceed $400.  The following is the estimate:

    450 feet 3 inch iron pipe @ 24 1/2 cents ........... $110.25
    500 feet 1 inch pipe @ 5 1/2 cents .................   27.50
     10 1 inch gate valves @ 1.25 ......................   12.50
     15 hydrants @ 2.75 ................................   41.25
        Labor, digging ditch, laying & covering pipe ...  125.00
      8 3 x 1 crosses @ 1.46 ...........................   11.68
                                    Total                $328.18

I think that the University can lay this pipe with her own men at
a cost not to exceed $300, but I think the Regents should give
some little leeway.

If the Regents think that we should lay a main -- either 6 inch
or 8 inch -- from the corner of Lincoln Hall down to the corner
of Hatch Station for fire purposes at once, then I recommend
that they take the money necessary to lay the water main and put
in fire plugs from the Regents' Special Fund.

I have had estimates as follows:

    Estimate of pipe line extending from end of 6 inch main in
    front of Lincoln Hall to within 20 feet of Hatch Station,
    length 635 feet.  The purpose of this main is for use in case
    of fire only:

        6 inch pipe per foot             .68             $431.80
        6 x 4 tees each                 2.25                4.50
        2 fire hydrants each           35.00               70.00
        Digging ditch & covering same
            per linear foot              .15               95.25
        Connecting pipe & necessary
            plumbing work              50.00               50.00
                                    Total                $651.55

    For the purpose of making connections with this 6 inch line
    to the Station building which has now only a 1 1/2 inch line
    for about 300 feet.  This is not adequate to the needs of
    the building.  Following will be the cost:

        1 6 x 3 tee                                      $  2.25
        1 3 inch gate valve                                 7.00
        50 feet 3 inch pipe @ 24 1/2 cents                 12.25
        Making connections, etc. with pipe line now in
            place                                          10.00
                                    Total                $ 31.50

ORR DITCH DIRECTORS

There was a meeting of the Orr Ditch Directors held at the dam
on Saturday, November 4th.  Present were Mr. J. D. O'Sullivan,
President; Mr. Galt, Superintendent; Mr. Charles Gulling, Mr.
Curtis and one other man whose name I do not now recall.  They
gave the University their consent to putting in a weir spillway
and concrete flume and the 6 inch overflow pipe.  They said the
waters in the pond would destroy the banks of the ditch.  I
replied that the University did not think so, but that nothing
would settle that opinion but the experience of a year or two.
The Directors finally agreed that the University should go right
ahead as they had planned and see how it resulted.  The Directors
seemed to be unanimous in their agreement that, after the north
face of the dam had settled in a year or two hence, a flume built
across next to the walk on the north face of the dam to carry the
water across the valley would be the best way to solve the prob-
lem, and so cut out the ditch that at present almost surrounds
the pond.  They adjourned to meet at the same place about the
first of September, 1912.

LETTER FROM MR. MACKAY

I beg leave to read to the Regents a letter received from Mr.
Mackay under date of October 27, 1911.  This letter shows his
purpose and his efforts to accomplish the putting up of the
Library and Administration building and the Social Hall.

                                         253 Broadway, New York
                                         October 27th, 1911

My Dear Mr. Stubbs:

I have been so exceedingly busy since my return from Europe that
I have been unable to write you before this.

The water-color picture of the University has arrived, and I am
immensely pleased at the result obtained by Mr. Bliss.

The scheme is admirably presented and I wish you would tell him
so from me when you see him.

I am leaving shortly for a trip south in connection with the
final ceremonies attending the completion and dedication of the
Lincoln Memorial Hall at Hodgenville, Kentucky, by President Taft
on November 9th, and do not expect to be settled down here for
the winter before the middle or latter part of November.  As soon
as I deem the time opportune, I shall start on a systematic and
vigorous campaign to endeavor to interest certain parties in the
University on the lines previously discussed.

I am

                             Faithfully yours,

                         /s/ Clarence H. Mackay

I am inclinded to think that the Regents may find it advisable
to give the President a leave of absence for 3 or 4 months to go
to New York and stay there in the interests of these buildings
and the farm for the College of Agriculture.  But the President
is the target for so much ill-natured criticism that he is going
to leave this whole matter in the hands of the Board of Regents.
The ideals which he has striven for through evil and good report
for the good of the University still remain with him, and he will
strive with all the strength that is within him to realize these
ideals in spite of the fault-finding which is based upon purely
personal considerations, but the Regents must take full responsi-
bility with him for the policy which he has hitherto firmly
adhered to.  The President confesses that once in a while this
narrow spirit of provincialism gets on his nerves.

THE FARM

The President has not for a moment ceased his efforts to secure
a farm for the University.  In one of his trips to the City he
spent considerable time in the Land Office of the Southern Pacif-
ic Company trying to find out what land the Southern Pacific
Company had for sale.  The best land which they have for our
purpose is situated near Fernley, where we could obtain 240
acres, but the cost of this land would be as follows:

    $10 an acre for the land, or $2400 for the farm
    $33 an acre for water, or $7920
    $20 an acre to prepare the land for water, or $4800
    Total cost per acre $63, or $15,120 for the farm

Further thought shows that the University could probably get land
and buildings suitable for our purpose quite near the University
at a cost of either $100 an acre, or $150 an acre, and not to
exceed in any case $200 an acre.  I am casting about for land
that can be bought at a reasonable price and that is suitable
for a University farm.

NEVADA BUREAU OF INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION

I have had correspondence with Mr. C. A. Norcross, Commissioner
of the above Bureau in regard to the exhibits at the New York
Land Show.  He answers that it is impossible this year to cover
more than the Chicago Land Show and the results that we get from
that exhibit will largely determine how extensively it will pay
the State to exhibit at these land shows in the future.  If the
results justify, next year we will probably exhibit at New York
and Omaha as well as Chicago.

    My trip throughout southern Nevada impresses me with the
    conviction that there is a tremendous area of lands between
    Moapa and the Armagosa Desert which can be reclaimed and
    that we had best not branch out too heavily in inviting
    colonists there until a little more preparation has been
    made to take care of them.  There are a good many unsolved
    problems down there which require to be worked out and
    when that is done we can put more people in a few years
    in that section of the State than now reside in the entire
    State of Nevada.

    For example, with respect to the Las Vegas Valley, there
    is a vast acreage about Las Vegas where the question of
    water for irrigation is solved by artesian wells, where
    the climate is subtropical, and an extensive variety of
    profitable fruit and agricultural crops will grow in any
    favorable soil and yet where there is a big soil problem
    to be solved.  That soil problem is up to the Nevada Exper-
    iment Station and to this office to work out and on my re-
    turn from Chicago I am going to take up with you a proposi-
    tion to detail Professor Kennedy and Professor True with
    the State Engineer and myself to spend a month or 6 weeks
    in that section of the State to make a thorough study of
    the several problems that are involved.  This will be a
    work of incalculable usefulness and in my judgment will
    have to be done before any extensive colonization of that
    part of the State can be expected.  When one sees artesian
    water flowing in its abundance in such a propitious climate,
    yet the soil withholding its bounty because the right
    treatment has not been applied and the people are at sea,
    not knowing how to proceed, it must appeal to anyone that
    a great work is overlooked and that work, in my judgment,
    is up to the Nevada Experiment Station and to this Department
    of the State Government.

The problem which Mr. Norcross refers to here is that of deter-
mining the soil conditions, for in many places the soil does not
yield readily to culture or to irrigation because of a sub-sur-
face that is as hard as the underlying hard pan which lay under-
neath our quadrangle and had to be removed and good soil put in
its place before we could grow grass upon the quadrangle.  I
think the suggestion of Mr. Norcross is a good one and we will
readily detail Professors Kennedy and True to go down to that
part of the State and endeavor to solve the problem.  This calls
attention to one of the great needs of this Station and that is
a good soil expert, whom I am going to recommend that we employ
at the beginning of the year, July, 1912.

EMERGENCY FUND

I am about to send the following letter to the Heads of the
Departments of the University, provided this letter receives
the sanction of the Board of Regents:

                           Letter.

                                            November 9, 1911.

    To the
    Heads of Departments:

    I wish to advise you that, according to the action of the
    Board of Regents, an emergency fund is created of 10%, or
    less, of whatever funds have been allotted to your Depart-
    ment for the years 1911-12, except for salaries and the
    fund for books.

    I am

                             Very respectfully yours,

                             J. E. Stubbs
                             President

PASSES

I have made a request for the following passes, good in the State
of Nevada for the year 1912 in behalf of the Professors and the
members of the Experiment Station staff.  The Southern Pacific
Company has granted these passes for several years and it makes
quite a saving in our expense account.  I append the list of
names herewith:

     1.  Professor George J. Young of the Mackay School of Mines
     2.  Professor Gordon H. True, Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
     3.  Charles S. Knight, Assistant Professor of Agronomy
     4.  Frank L. Peterson, Instructor in Irrigation
     5.  Professor J. E. Church, Jr., Meterology & Climatology
     6.  S. P. Fergusson, Assistant
     7.  Professor Sanford C. Dinsmore, in charge of Pure Food &
         Drug Control
     8.  Miles B. Kennedy, Assistant in Food & Drug Control
     9.  Samuel B. Doten, Entomologist
    10.  Dr. W. B. Mack, Bacteriologist & Veterinarian
    11.  Dr. H. W. Hill, School Examiner
    12.  Dr. L. W. Hartman, School Examiner
    13.  Dr. W. S. Tangier Smith, School Examiner
    14.  Dr. Maxwell Adams, School Examiner
    15.  Dr. P. B. Kennedy, Botany, Horticulture & Forestry
    16.  A. A. Heller, Assistant in Botany, Horticulture &
         Forestry
    17.  Ellsworth R. Bennett, Assistant Weights & Measures
    18.  Professor Peter Frandsen, Zoologist

ELECTRICAL BUILDING

Two carloads of stone from Bedford, Indiana, have been received.
There are two carloads yet to come.  One of these cars was
shipped via the Chicago and Northwestern, the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific on November 2, and the fourth and last carload
will be shipped by the same line about the 12th or 14th of Novem-
ber.  Carload No. 1 left Chicago Monday, September 25, and ar-
rived here Saturday, October 28th.  That was shipped, in defiance
of our orders, by the Santa Fe, Denver and Rio Grande.  Carload
No. 2 left Chicago by way of the Northwestern, Union and Southern
Pacific, October 6th and was received here October 18th.  So far
as I could see the two large carloads of stone received were in
splendid order.  I am inclined to the opinion, however, that not
sufficient care was exercised in unloading the stone after it
was received here, for it is chipped and marred in a number of
places.  I have expressed myself very freely about this to the
brick and stone mason contractor and to Mr. Hooper, our Superin-
tendent.

Further, I notified Mr. Hooper several days ago to see to it
that the stone in the entrance was fully protected by a wood
covering.  Up to this writing (9 A.M. of the 8th), the wooden
doorway has not been made.  I call the attention of the archi-
tect and the Regents to this carelessness.

REQUIRED HOURS OF TEACHING BY PROFESSORS AND INSTRUCTORS

I raised the question to myself as to what was the minimum number
of hours for teaching that should be required of the Professors
and Instructors, understanding that 2 1/2 hours of Laboratory
work is the equivalent of one hour recitation work.  I herewith
give the number of hours of teaching of the Professors and In-
structors in the University and the teachers in the High School.
There are really 3 functions that these teachers ought to ful-
fill.  First, the teaching function, which affects directly the
students of the University; second, the State function, that is,
what our Professors can do for the public service in the inter-
ests of the State; and third, original investigation, so that
the result of their investigation may be seen in the freshness
of view with respect to their own Department, and the product
of their work of this investigation which may be published from
time to time.  I think that every Professor in the University
ought to fulfill in some degree all three of these functions,
expecially the first and the third.

Should the minimum number of hours of teaching be placed at 12,
or less?  Should the maximum number of hours be placed at 15,
16 or 18 hours?

The following table gives the number of hours taught by Profes-
sors in the University:

    Name of Instructor                           Hours per Week

    Maxwell Adams                                      18
    Romanzo Adams                                       9
    Walter Anderson                                     6
    H. P. Boardman                                     19
    C. L. Brown                                         4
    Miss Bardenwerper                                  16 1/2
    J. E. Church            (3 more occasionally)      11
    Miss Day                                           16
    Miss de Laguna                                     14
    S. C. Dinsmore                                      2
    Peter Frandsen                                     14
    L. W. Hartman                                      14
    C. Haseman                                         19
    A. A. Heller                                        3
    H. W. Hill                                         11
    Miss Howe                                           4
    J. C. Jones                                         2
    P. B. Kennedy                                       3
    M. B. Kennedy                                       2
    Charles S. Knight                                  13
    Miss Lewers                                        15 1/2
    R. Lewers                                           3
    Miss Meighan                                       11
    George Ordahl                                      10
    G. S. Paine                                        11
    W. S. Palmer                                        6
    G. D. Powers                                       12
    A. W. Preston                                       6
    W. S. T. Smith                                     14
    Carl Tibbals                                        5
    G. H. True                                          5
    E. R. von Janinski                                  9
    J. C. Watson                                       13
    Miss Wier                                          12
    G. J. Young                                        14

The following table gives the number of hours taught by the
Instructors in the High School:

    Name of Instructor                           Hours per Week

    A. A. Heller                                        3
    W. A. Lacey                                        16
    R. Lewers                                          24 1/2
    Miss Mack                                          15
    Miss Parker                                        12
    George D. Powers                                    1 1/2
    A. W. Preston                                       3
    Miss Riegelhuth                                    17
    S. E. Ross                                         19
    R. C. Thompson                                     13
    Miss Bardenwerper                                   7

RECOMMENDATIONS

I beg leave to renew the recommendation which was laid over
from the meeting of October 2nd that P. B. Kennedy or Gordon H.
True be appointed Associate Director in charge of the work under
the Hatch and Adams Funds, to begin the first of January, 1912.

I recommend that Gordon H. True or P. B. Kennedy be appointed
Associate Director of Agricultural Extension, which is to include
farmers' institutes, railroad demonstration trains, country life,
and dry farming, the appointment to become effective January 1,
1912.

These two appointments are in line with the progress in Station
and Agricultural College work.  The Department of University
Extension was established at a meeting of Agricultural Colleges
and Experiment Stations in Portland, Oregon, in 1909, and re-
ceived the approval of the Department of Agriculture, and the
Office of Experiment Stations, and has been adopted by nearly all
of the Stations in the country.  The two men that I have named
would fill either position with ability, and whichever the
Regents choose for the one, then they should choose the remain-
ing one for the other position.  It is understood by this recom-
mendation that P. B. Kennedy retains the work in the Department
of Botany, Horticulture and Forestry in the Station and in the
College.  It is likewise understood that Gordon H. True retains
the work in the Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry,
including irrigation and dairy work, in the Station and in the
College.

I recommend the appointment of Sanford C. Dinsmore to be Deputy
Sealer of Weights and Measures, effective January 1, 1912.

I recommend the appointment of Ellsworth R. Bennett as Deputy
Sealer of Weights and Measures at a salary of $125 per month,
effective January 1, 1912.

                             PART II
                       THE FINANCIAL REPORT
    OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS

The following is a statement of the bills, passed by the Board
of Regents, which have not been acted upon by the State Board
of Examiners, in Carson City, up to November 2, 1911.  On this
date I sent Mr. C. H. Gorman, our Assistant Secretary, to Carson
City to ascertain precisely what was the condition of our claims
and the following is his report:

       Claimant                          Date Passed       Amount

Agricultural Experiment Station             8/12/11    $ 5,000.00
C. H. Gorman, Assistant Secretary           8/12/11         23.65
W. S. Palmer                                8/30/11        202.75
F. J. De Lonchant                           8/30/11        188.22
A. G. Spalding and Bros.                   10/02/11         16.70
Needy Students                              8/30/11        800.00
Samuel Crossley                             8/12/11        259.25
Clock and Shea                              8/30/11        659.25
Clock and Shea                              8/12/11      1,415.25
Cottrell and Leonard                        8/12/11         70.00
Reno Wallpaper and Paint Company            7/17/11        341.00
Reno Wallpaper and Paint Company            7/31/11        211.75
Reno Wallpaper and Paint Company            8/12/11        967.21
Reno Wallpaper and Paint Company            8/30/11        498.18
Reno Wallpaper and Paint Company           10/02/11        162.99
Treasurer Hatch Fund                        8/30/11        225.00
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.        10/02/11         58.00
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.         7/17/11         62.45
Trent Engineering Company                   7/17/11        290.00
L. W. Hartman                               6/02/11         61.35
Maxwell Adams                               6/02/11         41.35
Lewers and Henderson                        6/02/11         10.00
Nevada State Agricultural Society           5/03/11        450.00
J. E. Stubbs                                5/03/11        150.00
George H. Taylor                            7/17/11        507.32
J. E. Stubbs, a/c Hatch Fund                7/17/11        394.50
George H. Taylor, F & D                     7/17/11        300.00
J. E. Stubbs, a/c Hatch Fund                7/17/11        156.93
George H. Taylor, F & D                     7/17/11        122.51
George H. Taylor, F & D                     6/02/11        175.00
University of Chicago Press                 7/17/11          2.05
University Dining Hall                      7/17/11        461.00
Laboratory and Guarantee Fund               7/17/11        587.27
Braun-Knecht-Heimann                        7/17/11         62.33
                                    Total              $14,933.26

(Stat. 1907 Page 434, Sect. 3)
(Stat. 1897 Page 164)

I call the attention of the Regents to the fact that some of
these claims were returned by the Board of Examiners with the
request for information, and this request was acceded to by the
President of the University on the day the claims were received
and they were returned promptly on the following day.  Neither
the Secretary of the Board of Regents, nor the President, had
received any definite information as to what the State Board of
Examiners had done or had not done with regard to these claims
until I sent Mr. Gorman over to Carson on November 2nd.

I wrote the State Board of Examiners on November 4th asking them
if I might appear before the Board either Friday, November 10,
or Saturday, November 11.  I have received no answer to that
request.  I wrote the Governor on Monday, November 6, asking if
the Board of Examiners could not meet with the Board of Regents
at their session the 9th of November.  Up to this time I have
received no answer to that letter.

Besides wishing to take up with the Board of Examiners these
claims which have been passed by the Board of Regents, I wanted
to give reasons why they should allow the claim of $450, payable
to the State Agricultural Society, and, while this is pending,
I recommend that we pay $125 from the Revolving Fund to pay the
insurance on the Fair Grounds, a debt which the Agricultural
Society incurred, expecting to pay it out of this rental of $450.

On verbal report of Mr. Gorman it is clear that the members of
the State Board of Examiners have not got the right idea with
regard to their powers in holding up claims.  The State Legisla-
ture made our appropriations on the basis of my report to the
Board of Regents and the report of the Board of Regents to the
Governor, and, I take it if the Board of Examiners find that
the claims which the President certifies to and the Regents
approve are in the regular way and in accordance with the leg-
islative appropriation, they are bound to approve these bills.

In Article Six, Section 21, of the Constitution of the State of
Nevada, it is provided that "The Governor, Secretary of State,
and Attorney-General shall also constitute a Board of Examiners,
with the power to examine all claims against the State, except
salaries or compensations of officers fixed by Law, and perform
such other duties as may be prescribed by Law, and no claim
against the State (except salaries or compensations of officers
fixed by Law) shall be passed upon by the Legislature without
having been considered and acted upon by the State Board of
Examiners."

If it shall appear necessary, I suggest that Regent C. B. Hender-
son be employed as Attorney of the Board of Regents and that, at
his convenience, he shall go to Carson City and ascertain which
of these claims the Board is going to allow, and also make clear
to the members of the Board of Examiners what their status is so
that the Board of Regents may know what course to pursue further.

It is evident to the Board that without an understanding of the
powers of the Board of Examiners and the powers of the Board of
Regents, we shall be at sea so far as allowing claims is con-
cerned.  For example, we are not sure that the claim for $500
which we have allowed Davis and Reuck will be allowed by the
Board of Examiners.

I append herewith a list of the total claims allowed October 2,
1911, according to the report of the Secretary of the Board of
Regents:

                         STATE FUNDS

    General Support                                  $ 8,782.63
    Hygienic Laboratory                                  293.25
    Pure Food and Drug                                   663.55
    Regents Fund                                         125.00
    Weights and Measures                                   1.50
    Improvement of Grounds                             1,056.57
    Electrical Building                                  164.10
    Experiment Station                                   212.40

                         OTHER FUNDS

    Mackay School of Mines Insurance Fund            $   400.00
    A & M College Morrill Fund                         6,964.51
    Experiment Station Hatch Fund                      1,608.18
    Experiment Station Adams Fund                        775.84
    Experiment Station Live Stock                        720.65

                                    Grand Total      $21,768.18

I append herewith a statement of the balances on hand in the
several funds on October 5, 1911, according to the report of the
Secretary of the Board of Regents:

    General Appropriation                            $86,720.58
    Hygienic Laboratory                                6,670.79
    Pure Food and Drug                                 6,142.97
    Regents Fund                                       3,750.00
    Weights and Measures                               3,593.90
    Improvements to Grounds                            7,458.48
    Electrical Building & Equipment                   37,962.84
    Experiment Station                                 3,303.57
    Mackay School of Mines, Insurance Fund             4,248.17
    A & M College Morrill Fund                        35,711.14
    Experiment Station Adams                           2,393.58
    Experiment Station Live Stock                        412.03
    Experiment Station Farm Sales                         90.55
    Horticulture                                          21.25
    Miscellaneous                                         73.66

    Funds Overdrawn October 5, 1911

    Experiment Station Hatch Fund                      1,774.95

DETAILED REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF FUNDS TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1911,
MADE BY THE REGISTRAR OF THE UNIVERSITY

This report includes all the bills allowed by the Board of Re-
gents at their meeting October 2.  This report of the Registrar
is based on the report of the funds by Departments made to the
Board of Regents and adopted by the Board of Regents and for-
warded by them to the Governor on the 31st of December, 1910.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION           APPROPRIATION       USED

Regular Salary                          $              $ 7,441.05
Expenses of Board of Regents              2,000.00         587.40
Regents' Fund                             5,000.00       2,900.35
Visiting Schools                          1,000.00         506.30
President's Traveling Expenses            1,000.00         595.65
Insurance                                 4,000.00       2,639.00
Advertising and Printing                  5,000.00       4,544.01
Needy Students                            3,000.00         800.00
Administration, including Salaries       20,820.00
Telegraph and Postage                                      244.40
Telephone                                                  639.32
Office Equipment                                           668.83
General Expense                                            697.67

                             Total      $41,820.00     $22,263.98

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Water, Gas and Light                    $ 4,000.00     $
Water                                                      232.60
Light                                                      678.06
Gas                                                        485.30
Oil and Fuel                              8,500.00       2,609.50
Heating Plant Labor                                        300.60
Incidental Supplies and Labor            13,970.00
Buildings, Labor and General Expense                     4,463.42
Grounds, General Expense                                 3,755.49
Express and Freight                                        153.15
Stable                                                     407.49
F & F Equipment                                            351.75
Repairs, Itemized Below                   9,818.00       8,453.86
Student Janitors                                           482.10
Miscellaneous Expense                                      535.37

                             Total      $36,288.00     $22,908.69

BUILDINGS

Chemistry
    Repairs                             $   520.00     $   165.82

Dining Hall                                 125.00
    Repairs                                                 84.85
    Supplies                                                17.00

Gymnasium                                 1,055.00
    Repairs                                                930.82
    Student Janitors                                        66.00

Hatch Station                               135.00
    Repairs                                                139.35

Hospital                                    205.00
    Repairs                                                151.27

Lincoln Hall                              5,320.00
    Repairs                                              3,886.51
    Equipment and Furniture                                384.75
    Gas for Heating                                         16.15

Mackay Building                             145.00
    Repairs                                                140.00
    Equipment and Supplies                                  21.65

Manzanita Hall                              245.00
    Repairs                                                308.35
    Janitor                                                 31.80
    Equipment and Supplies                                 110.52
    Gas for Heating                                         30.75

Mechanical Engineering                      285.00
    Repairs                                                165.50

Morrill Hall                                523.00
    Repairs                                                261.55
    Furniture and Fixtures                                 147.00
    Painting                                                29.45

Physics Building                            250.00
    Repairs                                                374.38
    Painting                                                40.80

Training Quarters                              .00
    Student Janitors                                       192.00
    Supplies                                                 1.15

Stewart Hall                              1,010.00
    Repairs                                                438.00
    Janitor                                                 62.50

Greenhouse                                3,000.00
    Repairs                                                  2.20
    Fuel                                                    30.00

Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
    Salaries                              6,000.00       2,850.00
    Supplies and Equipment                1,200.00         178.40
    Student Assistants                                      16.40
                                          7,200.00       3,045.20

Agriculture Chemistry
    Salaries                              1,200.00         400.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  562.00         262.21
                                          1,762.00         662.21

Biology
    Salaries                              6,000.00       2,250.00
    Equipment and Supplies                1,950.00         796.08
                                          7,950.00       3,046.08

Botany, Horticulture & Forestry
    Salaries                              2,400.00         856.66
    Equipment and Supplies                1,000.00          52.40
                                          3,400.00         909.06

Chemistry
    Salaries (Regular)                    6,000.00       2,550.00
    Storekeeper                             500.00
    Supplies, etc.                        1,590.00       1,793.24
    Gas, etc.                                               94.40
                                          8,090.00       4,437.64

Civil Engineering
    Salaries (Regular)                    4,800.00       2,000.00
    Student Assistants                      600.00          23.05
    Equipment and Supplies                  800.00         350.16
                                          6,200.00       2,373.21

Domestic Science
    Salaries                              4,800.00       1,350.00
    Student Assistants                                      89.70
    Supplies                                500.00          60.83
                                          5,300.00       1,500.53

Drawing
    Salary                                3,000.00       1,125.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  300.00
                                          3,300.00       1,125.00

Education                                20,000.00
    Salaries                                             3,850.00
    Equipment                                              540.77
    Freight and Express                                     20.90
    Stationery                                              26.25
                                         20,000.00       4,437.92

Electrical Building and Equipment        40,000.00
    Salaries                                               479.50
    Student Assistants                                       4.00
    Laboratory Supplies                                    974.37
    Equipment                                              630.06
    Traveling Expenses                                      31.10
    Advertising Bids                                        90.80
    Freight and Express                                    412.80
                                         40,000.00       2,621.91

Emeritus English                          1,200.00         400.00

Department of English
    Salary                                7,600.00       2,748.00
    Student Assistants                                      50.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  175.00
                                          7,775.00       2,798.00

Sup. Experiment Station Mt. Rose          2,000.00
    Equipment F & F                                         42.00
                                          2,000.00          42.00

Department of Greek
    Salary                                4,800.00       1,500.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  200.00
                                          5,000.00       1,500.00

Support of Experiment Station             3,000.00
    Supplies                                                97.75
    Water                                                   37.90
    Stationery                                               6.50
    Equipping Station Library                              462.50
    Rent of Grounds                                        450.00
    Livery                                                   8.50
    Freight and Express                                     80.88
    Printing                                                 7.60
    Furniture and Fixtures                                 381.10
    Phone                                                    6.00
    Hog Cholera, a/c W. B. Mack                            172.30
                                          3,000.00       1,711.03

Department of History
    Salary                                6,000.00       2,000.02
    Equipment and Supplies                  400.00         273.90
                                          6,400.00       2,273.92

Improvement of Grounds                   10,000.00
    Salaries                                               462.50
    Dam Contract                                         1,723.45
    Grading                                                337.57
    Advertising Bids                                        18.00
                                         10,000.00       2,541.52

Department of Latin
    Salaries                              4,800.00       1,350.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  200.00          68.50
                                          5,000.00       1,418.50

Mathematics
    Salaries                              4,800.00       1,699.98
    Salary of Assistant                     600.00         150.00
    Equipment                               100.00         100.50
                                          5,500.00       1,950.48

Mechanical Engineering
    Salaries                             10,200.00       3,709.02
    Equipment and Supplies                2,500.00
    Student Assistants                                     134.85
    Traveling Expenses                                      34.30
    Power                                                   95.25
    Equipment, etc.                                      4,978.89
                                         12,700.00       8,952.40

Military Science
    Salary                                1,400.00
    Equipment                               500.00
    Salary Commissioned Officers                           167.35
    Band Instructor Salary                                 260.00
    Supplies                                                43.81
                                          1,900.00         471.16

Geology and Mineralogy
    Salaries                              8,400.00       2,100.00
    Supplies                                900.00         248.87
                                          9,300.00       2,348.87

Library
    Salaries                              7,600.00       2,700.00
    Salaries Student Assistants             720.00          73.40
    Equipment and Supplies                1,000.00         155.10
    Fock Bill                             1,000.00       1,000.00
    Scientific                              200.00
    Postage                                                 12.50
    Freight and Express                                     45.19
                                         10,520.00       3,986.19

    Books
        Drawing                              80.00           5.83
        Economics                           400.00         116.96
        Education                           260.00
        Elocution                            40.00
        Entomology                          140.00          17.93
        General Literature                   80.00           9.57
        General Periodicals               3,050.00         796.96
        Greek                               260.00         216.60
        History                             400.00         137.57
        Latin                               260.00         224.33
        Law                                  80.00
        Meterology                           40.00
        Military Science                     60.00
        Modern Language                     240.00          68.50
        Music                               120.00          50.37
        Psychology                          240.00          95.79
        Physical Culture                     60.00          12.58
        Political Science                   120.00          21.73
        Research Chemistry                  150.00          51.90
        Sociology                           200.00
        Agronomy                             80.00           5.53
        Animal Husbandry                    400.00         189.56
        Bacteriology                         80.00          15.86
        Biology                             160.00          72.16
        Botany                              160.00          61.14
        Chemistry                           160.00          21.54
        Civil Engineering                   160.00          43.69
        Domestic Economy                     80.00          41.91
        English                             400.00         239.74
        Geology                             160.00         116.80
        Mathematics                         160.00          31.13
        Mechanical Engineering              160.00          47.64
        Mines                               200.00          96.55
        Physics                             160.00         147.92
                                          8,800.00       2,957.79

Mackay Mining and G Museum
    Museum Collections and Expenses         500.00
    Expenses for Field Geologist          1,400.00
    Salaries                                               223.30
    Supplies                                                49.00
    Traveling Expenses                                     245.15
    Student Assistants Museum                               17.60
                                          1,900.00         535.05

State Mining Laboratory
    Salary                                1,800.00         625.00
    Laboratory Supplies                   1,200.00           2.50
    Student Assistants                                      45.25
                                          3,000.00         672.75

Mining and Metallurgy
    Salary                                6,300.00       3,475.00
    Equipment                             1,000.00
    Power                                                  207.45
    Supplies                                               602.17
                                          7,300.00       4,284.62

Summer School Mine Survey & Geology
    Fund for Loans to Needy Students
        & Purchase of Camp Outfit         1,500.00
    Manual for Instruction                  100.00
    Traveling Expenses                                     141.70
    Equipment                                              155.51
    Loans to Students                                      185.65
    Salaries of Instructors                                350.00
    Incidentals                                             57.65
                                          1,600.00         890.51

Modern Languages
    Salaries                              4,800.00       1,733.35
    Equipment and Supplies                  400.00          54.00
                                          5,200.00       1,787.35

Music
    Salaries                              2,400.00          80.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  300.00
                                          2,700.00          80.00

Physical Culture for Women
    Salary                                3,000.00       1,125.00
    Equipment                             1,000.00          17.70
    Student Assistants                                      70.38
                                          4,000.00       1,213.08

Physical Training for Men
    Salary of Director                    3,000.00         675.00
    Equipment                             1,000.00
                                          4,000.00         675.00

Physics
    Salaries                              6,000.00       1,800.00
    Equipment and Supplies                3,125.00       2,092.30
    Student Assistants                                     270.50
                                          9,125.00       4,162.05

Political Economy and Law
    Salary                                4,800.00       1,800.00
    Equipment                               200.00         150.00
                                          5,000.00       1,950.00

Public Speaking
    Salary                                1,800.00         100.00
    Equipment and Supplies                  200.00
                                          2,000.00         100.00

Purchase of Stock                         5,000.00       5,000.00

Pure Food and Drug                       12,000.00
    Regular Salaries                                     2,633.37
    Extra Laboratory Work                                  510.10
    Gas, Ice, etc.                                           8.90
    Laboratory Supplies                                    381.26
    Laboratory Equipment                                   370.91
    Traveling Expenses                                   1,035.85
    Samples                                                178.90
    Stationery                                              50.06
    Printing                                               628.93
    Freight and Express                                     58.75
                                         12,000.00       5,867.03

Regents' Special Fund                     4,000.00
    Salaries                                               250.00
    Traveling Expenses                                      23.85
                                          4,000.00         273.83

Removing Cabinet                            200.00
    Labor, etc.                                              7.50
                                            200.00           7.50

State Hygienic Laboratory                10,000.00
    Salaries                                             2,250.00
    Student Assistants                                     355.40
    Equipment                                              201.53
    Supplies                                               232.31
    Gas, Ice, etc.                                          55.53
    Freight and Express                                     70.84
    Traveling Expenses                                      66.25
    Rabbits, etc.                                           18.35
    Extra Laboratory Work                                   75.00
    Stationery                                               4.00
                                         10,000.00       3,329.21

University High School                   18,000.00
    Salaries                                             6,236.69
    Student Assistants                                     307.50
    Laboratory Supplies                                    460.95
    Gas                                                      2.72
    Stationery                                              51.86
    Equipment                                              109.70
    Freight and Express                                     20.40
    Library                                                 17.73
                                         18,000.00       7,207.55

Weights and Measures                      4,000.00
    Stationery                                              25.50
    Legal Advice                                            10.00
    Printing                                                80.75
    Supplies                                                35.50
    Equipment                                              138.00
    Traveling Expenses                                      29.00
    Publishing Notices                                      63.50
                                          4,000.00         382.25

Statement of Disbursements from the various funds beginning Janu-
ary 1, 1911 and ending September 30, 1911, and showing balances
in various funds on September 30, 1911:

A & M COLLEGE  MORRILL FUND
Balance on Hand, Jan. 1, 1911             $17,778.73   $
Received from U. S. Government, June       50,000.00

Schedule A - Agriculture:  Salaries                      2,016.66
                           Facilities                         .45

Schedule B - Mechanical Arts:  Salaries                  3,456.37
                               Facilities                4,016.04

Schedule C - English:  Salaries                          2,972.00

Schedule D - Mathematical Sciences:  Salaries            4,133.30
                                     Facilities            313.71

Schedule E - Natural or Physical Science:  Salaries      7,541.35
                                           Facilities    4,121.44

Schedule F - Economic Science:  Salary                   2,639.70
                                Facilities                 364.25

Balance in A & M Fund, Sept. 30, 1911                   36,203.46
                                           67,778.73    67,778.73

ELECTRICAL BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT
Jan. 1 State Appropriation                 40,000.00
       Salaries                                            483.50
       Disbursements                                     2,138.41
       Balance on Hand, Sept. 30                        37,378.09
                                           40,000.00    40,000.00

SUPPORT OF EXPERIMENT STATION
    State Appropriation                     5,000.00
    Experiment Station Disbursements                     1,711.03
    Mt. Rose Disbursements                                  42.00
    Balance on Hand, Sept.30                             3,246.97
                                            5,000.00     5,000.00

IMPROVEMENT OF GROUNDS
    Appropriation from State               10,000.00
    Salaries                                               462.50
    Disbursements                                        2,079.02
    Balance on Hand Sept. 30                             7,458.48
                                           10,000.00    10,000.00

MACKAY INSTRUCTION FUND
    Balance on Hand Jan. 1, 1911            1,973.17
    Salaries                                             3,725.00
    By June Installment                     6,000.00
    Balance on Hand Sept.30                              4,248.17
                                            7,973.17     7,973.17

PURCHASE OF STOCK
    State Appropriation                     5,000.00
    Disbursements                                        5,000.00
                                            5,000.00     5,000.00

PURE FOOD AND DRUG
     Balance on Hand, Jan. 1, 1911             12.65
     State Appropriation                   12,000.00
     Salaries                                            2,983.37
     Disbursements                                       2,873.66
     Balance on Hand Sept. 30                            6,155.62
                                           12,012.65    12,012.65

REGENTS' SPECIAL FUND
    State Appropriation                     4,000.00
    Salaries                                               250.00
    Incidentals                                             23.85
    Balance on Hand Sept. 30                             3,726.15
                                            4,000.00     4,000.00

MOVING CABINET
    State Appropriation                       200.00
    Incidentals                                              7.50
    Balance Sept. 30                                       192.50
                                              200.00       200.00

STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY
    State Appropriation                    10,000.00
    Salaries                                             2,605.40
    Incidentals                                            723.81
    Balance on Hand Sept. 30                             6,670.79
                                           10,000.00    10,000.00

GENERAL SUPPORT OF UNIVERSITY
    State Appropriation                   172,130.00
    Instruction Salaries                                25,022.69
    Administration Salaries                             10,514.45
    Labor, etc.                                          4,378.10
    Library                                              4,047.37
    Student Salaries                                     2,866.58
    General Support                                     37,228.28
    Balance on Hand Sept. 30                            88,072.53
                                          172,130.00   172,130.00

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
    State Appropriation                     4,000.00
    Disbursements                                          382.25
    Balance on Hand Sept. 30                             3,617.75
                                            4,000.00     4,000.00

FUNDS RECEIVABLE
    Mackay Instruction Fund, Installment
    due June 1, 1912 to Dec. 31, 1912       3,000.00

    Due from A & M Morrill Fund Installment
    July 1, 1912 to December 31, 1912      25,000.00
                                           28,000.00

RECAPITULATION OF FUNDS TO DECEMBER 31, 1912:

BALANCES ON HAND SEPTEMBER 30, 1911

    A & M College, Morrill Fund            36,203.46
    Electrical Building & Equipment        37,378.09
    Support of Experiment Station           3,246.97
    Improvement of Grounds                  7,458.48
    Mackay Instruction Funds                4,248.17
    Pure Food and Drug                      6,155.62
    Regents' Fund                           3,726.15
    Moving Cabinet                            192.50
    State Hygienic Laboratory               6,670.79
    General Support                        88,072.53
    Weights and Measures                    3,617.75

        Total Funds on Hand                           $196,970.51

    Funds Receivable                                    28,000.00

    For Support of University to December 31, 1912    $224,970.51

Regents requested the President to have the luncheon hour from
12 to 1 o'clock, to take effect Monday, November 13, 1911.  Mo-
tion to this effect was made by Regent Williams, and seconded
by Regents Reid and O'Brien.  All voted in favor of the motion
excepting Regent Henderson.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Dr. Reid, Miss
Mabel A. Jones was elected Instructor in Vocal Music, beginning
October 1, 1911, at a salary of $350 for the present school year.

Upon the motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
recommendation of the President that Professor Lewers be appoint-
ed a delegate to the annual conventions of the Association of
American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations and the
Association of Farmers' Institute Workers at Columbus, Ohio, on
November 13-16, 1911, inclusive, was approved.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, the recom-
mendation of the President, that we use 4 inches of soil from
the river bank instead of 6, and that we let the contract to
the Reno Construction Company, was approved and carried.

The recommendation of President Stubbs that Mr. Bliss, together
with Dr. P. B. Kennedy, lay out the grounds around Manzanita
Hall without cost to the University, was put into motion by Dr.
Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, and carried by the Board.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Henderson, the con-
tract of J. J. Smith for $290 for building a retaining wall in
the Orr Ditch at the rear of the Electrical building was car-
ried.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Williams,
the recommendation of President Stubbs that the contract for
building the weir spillway and concrete flume be awarded to
the Reno Construction Company was carried.  The contract calls
for $400 for this work.

Regent Williams made a motion, seconded by Regent Henderson,
that the recommendation of President Stubbs that the University
put in water pipes in that section of the Campus south of the
dam and north of Center Street at a cost not to exceed $400,
using our own men, and laying the pipe 2 1/2 feet deep, be ap-
proved.  Carried.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the Presi-
dent was authorized to lay a 6- or 8-inch water main from Lincoln
Hall to the corner of Hatch Station, same to be used for fire
purposes only, and the cost to conform to estimates submitted by
the President in his report.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
letter of Clarence H. Mackay to President Stubbs, dated October
27, was ordered spread upon the minutes in full, and it appears
in the President's report.  Carried.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent O'Brien,
President Stubbs was authorized to detail Professors Kennedy
and True to accompany Commissioner Norcross and State Engineer
Kearney to Moapa Valley, Clark County, at any time selected by
Mr. Norcross, as suggested in the report of the President.  Ap-
proved.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, the Chair-
man of the Board of Regents was authorized to confer with Mr.
Hooper and to tell him that unless Mr. Hooper changed his work
at the Electrical building to suit the Chairman that he would
be discharged at once.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
Regents decided that it would be their policy to require 12
hours per week as the minimum for Professors who teach, except-
ing when in judgment of the President, he considers a less number
of hours sufficient.

Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Dr. Reid, S. C.
Dinsmore was appointed Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures to
take effect January 1, 1912.

Upon motion of Dr. Reid, seconded by Regent O'Brien, Ellsworth
R. Bennett was appointed Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures
at a salary of $125 per month, to begin January 1, 1912.

The Board of Regents agreed to use their influence with the
Board of Examiners to pass on the University bills already allow-
ed by the Regents.

Upon motion of Regent Reid, seconded by Regent Williams, a loan
of $125 from the Livestock Fund was authorized by the Regents
to pay the insurance on the Agricultural Fair Grounds; this
amount to be credited on the rental of $450.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet at
the call of the Chairman.

                             A. A. Codd
                             Chairman

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary