12/03/1955

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 3-4, 1955




12-03-1955
Volume 7 - Pages 182-194

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      December 3, 1955

The Board of Regents met in regular session in room 205, Morrill
Hall, University of Nevada, and was called to order by the Chair-
man at 9:45 A.M.

Present:  Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson and Chairman Ross;
Comptroller Hayden and President Stout.  Mr. Grant was unavoid-
ably absent.  Reporters who covered the meeting were Bob Laxalt,
Bob Bennyhoff, James Hulse, Paul Finch and Bryn Armstrong.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meetings

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the minutes,
     as follows, be approved, and the action of the Executive
     Committee be approved:

         a)  Regular meeting of October 1, 1955
         b)  Executive Committee meeting of November 19, 1955

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Claims, approved by the Executive Commttee, were presented
     for approval of the Board.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the claims be
     approved, as follows:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 56-36 to 56-52 inclusive for a
         total of $203,480.87 for September.

         State Claims, Nos. 56-20 to 56-30 inclusive for a
         total of $127,083.41 for September.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-211 to 45-213 and 56-53 to
         56-76 inclusive for a total of $287,784.33 for October.

         State Claims, Nos. 56-31 to 56-45 inclusive for a
         total of $112,244.10 for October.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 56-77 to 56-97 inclusive for a
         total of $231,903.53 for November.

         State Claims, Nos. 56-46 to 56-68 inclusive for a
         total of $152,974.77 for November.

 3.  Personnel Recommendations

     Recommendations were presented by the President.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that they be ap-
     proved as follows:

     Statewide Development of Higher Education - Las Vegas Branch

      1.  Appointment of Charles W. Ross as Lecturer in Art at a
          salary of $225 for the Fall semester 1955.

      2.  Appointment of Merton H. Diels as Lecturer in Business
          Administration at a salary of $337.50 for the Fall
          semester 1955.

      3.  Appointment of Delmar B. Davis as Lecturer in Chemistry
          at a salary of $260 for the Fall semester 1955.

      4.  Appointment of John A. Dooley as Lecturer in Education
          at a salary of $375 for the Fall semester 1955.

      5.  Appointment of Harvey Dondero as Lecturer in Education
          at a salary of $225 for the Fall semester 1955.

      6.  Appointment of Peter Updike as Lecturer in Education
          at a salary of $250 for the Fall semester 1955.

      7.  Appointment of Chester B. Sobsey as Lecturer in
          Journalism at a salary of $337.50 for the Fall semester
          1955.

      8.  Appointment of Warren Portenier as Lecturer in Mechan-
          ical Engineering at a salary of $225 for the Fall se-
          mester 1955.

      9.  Appointment of Eugenia Mitchell as Lecturer in Psy-
          chology and Sociology at a salary of $700 for the Fall
          semester 1955.

     10.  Reappointment of Warren W. Frank as Lecturer in Art
          at a salary of $250 for the Fall semester 1955.

     11.  Reappointment of Howard W. Babcock as Lecturer in
          Business Administration at a salary of $337.50 for
          the Fall semester 1955.

     12.  Reappointment of Duncan W. Cleaves as Lecturer in
          Chemistry at a salary of $250 for the Fall semester
          1955.

     13.  Reappointment of Joseph H. Baird as Lecturer in Edu-
          cation at a salary of $112.50 for the Fall semester
          1955.

     14.  Reappointment of R. Guild Gray as Lecturer in Edu-
          cation at a salary of $112.50 for the Fall semester
          1955.

     15.  Reappointment of Paul L. Gardner as Lecturer in English
          and Speech at a salary of $562.50 for the Fall semester
          1955.

     16.  Reappointment of Jay Jeffers as Lecturer in Geology
          at a salary of $337.50 for the Fall semester 1955.

     17.  Reappointment of Ray Germain as Lecturer in Journalism
          at a salary of $337.50 for the Fall semester 1955.

     18.  Reappointment of Susan Devine as Lecturer in History
          and Political Science at a salary of $1125 for the Fall
          semester 1955.

     19.  Reappointmentof Etheline M. Steinheimer as Lecturer in
          Mathematics at a salary of $787.50 for the Fall semes-
          ter 1955.

     20.  Reappointment of Frank E. Iddings as Lecturer in Music
          at a salary of $112.50 for the Fall semester 1955.

     21.  Reappointment of Phyllis Jacobson as Lecturer in
          Physical Education at a salary of $337.50 for the Fall
          semester 1955.

     22.  Reappointment of Donald R. O'Connor as Lecturer in
          Psychology at a salary of $450 for the Fall semester
          1955.

     23.  Reappointment of Irving Lazar as Lecturer in Psychology
          at a salary of $675 for the Fall semester 1955.

     24.  Supplementary contract for Lauren Brink to teach
          Language Arts in the Evening Division at a salary of
          $337.50 for the Fall semester 1955.

     Statewide Division of Higher Education - Evening Division

      1.  Appointment of Randall T. Ross as Lecturer in Speech
          (Reno) at a salary of $225 for the period September
          19 to November 11, 1955.

      2.  Appointment of William H. Schmidt as Lecturer in
          Business Administration (Carson City) at a salary of
          $337.50 for the period September 19, 1955 to January
          31, 1956.

      3.  Appointment of Raymond M. Smith as Lecturer in Business
          Administration (Reno) at a salary of $225 for the peri-
          od September 19 to November 11, 1955.

      4.  Appointment of Louis P. Spitz as Lecturer in Sociology
          (Reno) at a salary of $225 for the period September
          19, 1955 to January 31, 1956.

      5.  Reappointment of Maree Sack as Lecturer in Art (Reno
          and Sparks) at a salary of $450 for the period Septem-
          ber 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956.

     Supplementary Contracts for members of the University facul-
     ty as follows:

      1.  E. Maurice Beesley, Department of Mathematics, $112.50
          for the period October 17 to November 11, 1955 (Reno).

      2.  Maurice R. Memers, Department of Mathematics, $112.50
          for the period September 19 to October 14, 1955 (Reno).

      3.  Betty J. Eilertson, Department of Foreign Languages,
          $300 for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31,
          1956 (Reno).

      4.  Lois M. Fitzgibbons, Department of Health, Physical
          Education and Athletics, $112.50 for the period
          September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

      5.  Charles E. Frank, Department of English, $337.50 for
          the period September 19 to November 11, 1955 (Reno).

      6.  John R. Gottardi, Department of Foreign Languages, $200
          for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956
          (Reno).

      7.  Edward W. Hiler, Department of Psychology, $300 for the
          period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

      8.  Harlan H. Holladay, Department of Art, $200 for the
          period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

      9.  James M. Hoyt, Department of Economics, Business and
          Sociology, $637.50 for the period September 19, 1955 to
          January 31, 1956 (Reno).

     10.  Lawton B. Kline, Department of Foreign Languages, $225
          for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956
          (Reno).

     11.  Ira La Rivers, Department of Biology, $300 for the
          period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

     12.  Martin Levine, Department of Psychology, $475 for the
          period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Sparks
          and Carson City).

     13.  Robert Mc Queen, Department of Psychology, $337.50 for
          the period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956
          (Reno).

     14.  John A. Manning, Department of Speech, $337.50 for the
          period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

     15.  Clyde Mead, Department of Elementary Education, $225
          for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956
          (Reno).

     16.  Charles Monson, Department of Philosophy, $300 for the
          period September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

     17.  Burton C. Newbry, Department of Elementary Education,
          $375 for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31,
          1956 (Fallon).

     18.  A. J. Plumley, Department of Economics, Business and
          Sociology, $625 for the period September 19, 1955 to
          May 31, 1956 (Reno).

     19.  John Reed, Department of Economics, Business and Soci-
          ology, $337.50 for the period September 19, 1955 to
          January 31, 1956 (Reno).

     20.  Thomas T. Tucker, Department of Secondary Education,
          $250 for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31,
          1956 (Lovelock).

     21.  De Verl Willey, Department of Elementary Education,
          $375 for the period September 19, 1955 to January 31,
          1956 (Stewart).

     22.  Edward W. Yates, Department of Art, $100 for the period
          September 19, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (Reno).

     College of Education

      1.  Appointment of Marie Marguerite Cowell as Lecturer in
          Education at a salary of $300 for the Fall semester
          1955.

      2.  Appointment of Eileen Dillon as Lecturer in Education
          at a salary of $300 for the Fall semester 1955.

      3.  Supervising Teachers for the Fall semester 1955 as
          follows:

          Mrs. Helene Aldaz           Reno High School       $120
          Miss Idel Anderson          Reno High School       $ 60
          Mr. Robert Benson           Reno High School       $ 60
          Mrs. Bernice Berry          Central School         $ 90
          Mr. Kenneth Bradshaw        Reno High School       $ 60
          Mrs. Esther Branham         Mc Kinley Park School  $ 60
          Miss E'Lois Campbell        Reno High School       $ 60
          Mr. Thomas Curtis           Reno High School       $ 60
          Mrs. Marilyn Cusick         Reno High School       $ 60
          Miss Eileen Dillon          Anderson School        $ 90
          Mrs. Helen Early            Anderson School        $ 60
          Miss Juanita Elcano         Mc Kinley Park School  $ 60
          Mrs. Ethel Figley           Veterans Memorial      $ 60
          Mrs. Norma Gregory          Orvis Ring School      $ 60
          Mrs. Anne Hackstaff         Orvis Ring School      $120
          Mr. Leslie Hawkins          Reno High School       $ 60
          Mr. Roger Joseph            Reno High School       $ 60
          Miss Dorothy Dalmeyer       Reno High School       $120
          Miss Mildred Klaus          Reno High School       $ 60
          Miss Bernice Mc Naught      Reno High School       $120
          Mr. John Marean             Reno High School       $ 60
          Mr. Thomas Massey           Reno High School       $120
          Miss Marguerite Nelson      Mc Kinley Park School  $120
          Mrs. Dorothea Nightingale   Orvis Ring School      $ 60
          Mrs. Dorris Reed            Mt. Rose School        $ 60
          Mr. John Robb               Reno High School       $ 60
          Mrs. Frances Roberts        Northside School       $120
          Mr. Earl Rosenberg          Reno High School       $ 60
          Miss Beulah Singleton       Reno High School       $ 60
          Mr. Ivan Slotto             Reno High School       $ 60
          Miss Lucille Smith          Sierra Vista School    $120
          Mrs. Norma Splatt           Central School         $ 90
          Mrs. Marion Trabert         Reno High School       $ 60
          Miss Margaret Watt          Reno High School       $ 60
          Mr. Sessions Wheeler        Reno High School       $ 60
          Mrs. Prydyann Young         Orvis Ring School      $120

     College of Arts and Science

      1.  Appointment of Edith Henrich as Lecturer in English at
          a salary of $4200 for the academic year 1955-56.

     Mackay School of Mines

      1.  Appointment of Thomas P. Higgins, Jr. as Laboratory
          Helper, Atomic Energy Uranium Project, effective
          October 24, 1955, at a salary of $280 per month, in
          the place of William South, resigned.

     College of Agriculture

      1.  Appointment of Floyd Elton Kinsinger as Assistant Pro-
          fessor of Range Management and Assistant Plant Ecolo-
          gist in the Agricultural Experiment Station, effective
          December 1, 1955, at a salary rate of $5600 per year.

      2.  Appointment of Luther T. Wallace, Jr. as Assistant
          Agricultural Economist, 1/2 time in Extension and 1/2
          time in the Experiment Station, effective December 1,
          1955 at a salary rate of $5600 per year.

      3.  Appointment of Burdette Anton Peterson as Assistant
          Agricultural Editor, Agricultural Extension Service,
          effective November 6, 1955, at a salary rate of $6000
          per year.

      4.  Appointment of J. D. Mankin as Assistant Animal Hus-
          bandman, Agricultural Extension Service, effective
          December 15, 1955, at a salary rate of $6000 per year.

      5.  Appointment of Georgia Nancy Wheeler as Home Agent,
          Extension Service, for White Pine, Eureka and Lincoln
          Counties, effective November 15, 1955, at a salary of
          $4500 per year.

     The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and convened at
     9:50 A.M. as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experi-
     ment Station.  Personnel recommendations were presented by
     the President.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that they be
     approved, as follows:

     Board of Control - Agricultural Experiment Station

      1.  Appointment of Floyd Elton Kinsinger as Assistant Pro-
          fessor of Range Management and Assistant Plant Ecolo-
          gist in the Agricultural Experiment Station, effective
          December 1, 1955, at a salary rate of $5600 per year.
          (Item #1 College of Agriculture recommendations.)

      2.  Appointment of Luther T. Wallace, Jr. as Assistant
          Agricultural Economist, 1/2 time in Extension and 1/2
          time in the Experimental Station, effective December 1,
          1955, at a salary rate of $5600 per year.  (Item #2
          College of Agriculture recommendations.)

      3.  Salary increase for Clark R. Torrell, effective Novem-
          ber 1, 1955, to a salary rate of $5100 per year as
          Assistant Animal Husbandman and Superintendent of
          Knoll Creek Field Station.

     The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricul-
     tural Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Re-
     gents.

Attorney General Dickerson came into the meeting at this point
and remained throughout the meeting.

Dean Bertrand, Mr. L. V. Redfield, Mr. H. F. Bennett and Mr. R.
S. Gilbert were present for the bid opening and the proposal of
property, opening and left immediately following those items of
business.

 4.  Gifts

     Gifts received by the University were presented for accept-
     ance of the Board, as follows:

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that they be ac-
     cepted, and that a note of thanks be written to the donors
     on behalf of the Board of Regents.

     1)  From Mrs. Edith Albert of Des Moines, Iowa, check in the
         amount of $96 to cover conversion payment of American
         Telephone and Telegraph debentures into stock, to build
         up the Henry Albert Public Service Prize Fund.

     2)  From Mr. Al Brundidge of Reno, $5 to be credited to the
         Rita Hope Winer Scholarship Fund in memory of Albert
         Alegre.

     3)  From Curis R. Thomas of Schenectady, New York, an alum-
         nus and employee of General Electric, $25 which will
         be matched by General Electric Company under their
         "Corporate Alumnus Program".

     4)  From Kennecott Copper Corporation, check for $250 as a
         grant-in-aid equal to the amount of the scholarship
         given to a graduate of White Pine High School while
         attending the University of Nevada.

     5)  From Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Grant of Las Vegas, a book of
         poems by Mrs. Hazel B. Denton of Caliente, for the
         University Library.

     6)  From Mrs. Charles Haseman, widow of Charles Haseman, who
         was Dean of Men and Chairman of the Mathematics Depart-
         ment, 200 volumes of general literature and music.

     7)  From an anonymous donor, a copy of the Bible printed by
         John Baskerville in Cambridge, England in 1763.

     The following recommendations of the Scholarships and Prizes
     Committee were presented by the President, for inclusion in
     the revised booklet on "Scholarships and Prizes".

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that they be
     approved as follows:

            THE COPPERMINES' FOUNDATIONS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1954

     Award of $500 to a graduate of White Pine County High
     School.

     This annual award is made to a boy or girl graduate of White
     Pine County High School who is selected by a committee com-
     posed of a representative of Consolidated Coppermines Corpo-
     ration of Kimberly, Nevada; a member of the White Pine High
     School faculty; and a representative of the community at
     large.  Scholastic achievement, leadership and need for fi-
     nancial assistance are considered by the committee in making
     the decision.

     The recipient is free to choose any course he may wish, pro-
     viding it leads to a recognized degree from the University.
     The scholarship will be continued for the 4 College years,
     providing the recipient maintains at all times a scholastic
     record that meets with the approval of the Scholarships and
     Prizes Committee of the University of Nevada.

             THE LAS VEGAS SUN SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM
                           Established 1955

     An award of $2000 administered in installments of $250 each
     for a total of 8 semesters.

     This scholarship is given annually by H. M. Greenspun, pub-
     lisher of the Las Vegas Sun, to a graduate of a Clark County
     high school who has been selected by a committee chosen by
     the donor.

     The recipient must:

         1.  Be committed to preparing for a career in Journalism
         2.  Study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at
             the University of Nevada
         3.  Maintain at all times the grade average required for
             graduation from the University
         4.  Observe the conduct standards required of all stu-
             dents

     In case the recipient fails to maintain the qualifications,
     the scholarship shall pass to an alternate who is chosen by
     the same method and who is qualified.

                    THE LI FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS
                           Established 1955

     Two awards of $2000 each to graduate students in the Mackay
     School of Mines.

     These mineral industry fellowships have been established by
     the Li Foundation, Inc. of New York City, for the purpose
     of encouraging, in Nevada, advanced study and research lead-
     ing to the Master's degree in Geology, Metallurgy or Mining.
     Each fellowship is named in honor of one of the two incum-
     bent United States Senators from the State of Nevada.  A
     fellowship may be renewed for a second year.

     Recipients of the fellowships must be citizens of the United
     States.  They are selected by the faculty, or a faculty com-
     mittee of the Mackay School of Mines on the basis of:

         1.  Achievement
         2.  Professional promise
         3.  Financial need
         4.  Characters, personality and good health

         THE NEVADA HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1955

     Award of $100 to a Junior or Senior student.

     This annual award is made by the Nevada Highway Employees
     Association to a student in the Department of Civil Engi-
     neering who has satisfied the general requirements for De-
     partmental scholarships and has been registered at the Uni-
     versity of Nevada for at least one year prior to the award-
     ing of the scholarship.  The recipient should be in part,
     self-supporting.

        THE NEVADA SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1955

     Award of $50.

     This annual award is made by the Reno branch of the Nevada
     School Food Service Association to a deserving student in
     the Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics
     whose interest is in the field of foods and nutrition.  The
     recipient should satisfy the general requirements for De-
     partmental scholarships.

           THE NEVADA STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1955

     Two awards of $500 each.

     The Nevada State Medical Association provides these annual
     scholarships, one of which will be awarded to a graduate of
     a Nevada high school who is enrolling at the University of
     Nevada as a premedical student.  The other is awarded to a
     student who has completed his premedical training at the
     University of Nevada and is entering his first year as a
     medical student.

     The recipients of these scholarships will sign non-interest
     bearing notes which will be cancelled if the recipients re-
     turn to practice medicine in any Nevada community of less
     than 5000 population for at least one year.  Otherwise, the
     note will be paid off within 7 years after graduation from
     Medical School and within 10 years from the receipt of the
     scholarship if the recipients do not graduate from Medical
     School.

     Applicants for these scholarships will be received by the
     Scholarship and Prizes Committee of the University of Nevada
     between the months of January and May.  Application forms
     can be obtained from the Committee Chairman.  Final selec-
     tions will be made by the Nevada State Medical Association.

                THE PAT MC CARRAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1955

     Award of $500 to a Senior student.

     This annual award is made by the American Association of
     Airport Executives, Inc. to a Senior student who is majoring
     in work which could logically and reasonably lead to a posi-
     tion in the airport executive field.

     The recipient must meet the general scholarship requirements
     and will be selected by the Pat Mc Carran Memorial Committee
     of the American Association of Airport Executives, Inc. from
     a list of not more than 6 students recommended by the Schol-
     arships and Prizes Committee of the University of Nevada.

     Payments of $100 per month through the months of October,
     November, December, January and February will be made di-
     rectly to the recipient upon certifications by the Chairman
     of the Scholarships and Prizes Committee that the student
     is enrolled at the University.

                    THE RALSTON PURINA SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1955

     Award of $500 to an outstanding student.

     The Ralston Purina Company of St. Louis, Missouri, has es-
     tablished 3 scholarships at each of the Land Grant Colleges
     to give recognition and assistance to outstanding under-
     graduate students in Agriculture.

     The recipient must:

         1.  Satisfy the general Departmental scholarship
             requirements
         2.  Be in the upper 25% of his class scholastically
         3.  Be an incoming Junior or Senior
         4.  Show good citizenship, qualities of leadership,
             moral firmness and vigor
         5.  Show sincerity of purpose in Agriculture
         6.  Show clearly demonstrated financial need

            THE WESTERN ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP
                           Established 1952

     Award of $500 to a graduate of Basic High School.

     The western Electrochemical Company of Henderson, Nevada,
     annually awards this scholarship to a graduate of Basic
     High School who is planning to attend the University of
     Nevada.  The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Com-
     mittee of Basic High School.

            THE DONALD W. REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM
                           Established 1955

     1.  Donor:  The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

     2.  Sum:  8 $250 scholarships for the 1956-57 school year.
         One shall go to a graduate chosen from each of the 7
         Clark County high schools (Basic, Bishop Gorman, Boulder
         City, Las Vegas, Moapa Valley, Rancho and Virgin Valley)
         and one to a student in Nevada Southern.

     3.  Purpose:  To encourage young people, especially men, to
         prepare for a career in Journalism.

     4.  Selection:  The Scholarship Committees of the high
         schools and Nevada Southern will make recommendations
         to the Scholarships and Prizes Committee of the Univer-
         sity of Nevada.  The final selection of the scholarship
         recipients will be made by the Scholarships and Prizes
         Committee and the Department of Journalism.

     5.  Qualification:  To qualify for a scholarship the student

         1.  Must be planning for a career in Journalism
         2.  Must study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journal-
             ism at the University of Nevada
         3.  Must maintain the scholastic average required for
             general scholarships (2.75) to receive the scholar-
             ship for the second semester.
         4.  Must observe the conduct standards expected of all
             students at the University of Nevada

     6.  Alternate:  In case the recipient fails to enroll at the
         University of Nevada or in any other way to meet the
         qualifications, the scholarship shall pass to an alter-
         nate chosen by the same method.

     7.  Payment:  Each scholarship will be paid to the recipi-
         ent, $125 each semester of the 1956-57 school year, by
         the Comptroller of the University of Nevada from the
         fund provided by the donor.

     President Stout reported on the receipt of "Notice of Ob-
     jections Filed to Will of Agnes Barringere Momand, Deceased
     - Surrogate's Court:  County of New York".

     Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the Notice
     be referred to the Attorney General.

 5.  Bid Opening and Proposals

     Bids to buy and offers to sell land to the University were
     opened at this time, in accordance with duly published
     notices in local papers (Regents action of October 1, 1955).

     a)  One bid was received for purchase of the University
         South Virginia Street Farm, in which Mr. L. V. Redfield
         bid $100 more than the highest bid received from any
         other bidder.  The bid was accompanied by a certified
         check in the amount of $100,000.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that, since
         Mr. Redfield's bid appeared to have been placed in good
         faith and since there were no other bidders, Mr. Red-
         field be given the opportunity to work out with the At-
         torney General a written acceptable bid to comply with
         the bid notice.

         Mr. Redfield and Attorney General Dickerson retired to
         carry out the provisions of the motion.  The Board went
         into recess until this was accomplished.

         At 10:55 A.M. Mr. Redfield and Mr. Dickerson returned
         to the meeting and Mr. Redfield submitted his bid of
         $700,000 cash for the Farm with water rights.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the bid
         be filed subject to the conditions of the published
         notice.

         Mr. Thompson referred to the Executive Committee meeting
         of November 19 at which he was asked to prepare a policy
         statement embodying the points of agreement reached at
         that meeting.  Mr. Thompson read the statement, a copy
         of which had previously been mailed to each Regent.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the
         statement of policy be adopted at this time, as follows:

         (1)  Inasmuch as any sale is subject to the approval of
              the Governor, and it is the responsibility of the
              Regents and the Governor to sell the property upon
              the most advantageous terms, the Regents cannot
              ignore any offer received which is substantially
              better than the best bid opened on December 3rd.

         (2)  No offer received after December 3rd should be
              considered unless the purchase price offered ex-
              ceeds by at least 3% the amount of the previous
              high bid.

         (3)  All offers must comply with and shall be subject
              to the terms of the published notice soliciting
              bids for the property (except as to time of de-
              posit) and must be accompanied by a certified
              check in an amount equal to 5% of the purchase
              price offered.  If an offering party is increasing
              a prior offer with which a 5% deposit was made,
              a certified check for 5% of the increase must be
              deposited with the new offer.

         (4)  The Secretary of the Board of Regents shall prompt-
              ly notify all bidders of any additional offers re-
              ceived, such notice to be given by mail, but no
              such notice shall be required unless the bidder
              has given his mailing address to the Secretary of
              the Board.  All interested persons shall be entitl-
              ed to attend the meeting of the Board of Regents
              on December 17, 1955, and submit additional offers
              in compliance with the foregoing conditions prior
              to final decision by the Board.

     b)  Bids were opened offering suitable farm property to the
         University, as follows:

         F. V. Birbeck and Frank M. Birbeck
             900 acres less 40 acres used as a gravel pit by
                 Washoe County
             Approximately 10 miles from Campus
             Value of improvements - $19,000
             Value of equipment - $10,000
             No statement other than record of water rights
                 was on file with State Engineer
             Total price - $150,000

         R. S. Gilbert (Flick Ranch)
             1040 acres
             1/2 mile from Sparks city limits in Truckee
                 Meadows
             Value of improvements - $230,000
             Value of equipment - Inventory attached - no value.
             One of oldest water rights in State - dated 1861,
                 1011 inches
             Total price - $525,000

         Winters Estate Ranch
             3000 acres
             18 miles south of Reno on Carson Highway
             Value of improvements - Buildings old, need of
                 repair.  No value.
             Value of equipment - None
             One of oldest water rights in State.  Controls
                 water from 4 creeks, Artesian well.
             Total price - Subject to offer.

         Upon recommendation of Mr. Ross, it was unanimously
         agreed that the bids be referred to the Comptroller for
         tabulation and then referred to Dean Bertrand and his
         Advisory Committee on Research and Instructional Land
         Needs for the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture.

         At the request of Mr. Thompson, Mr. Gilbert redrafted
         his statement to conform to the requirement that it be
         in the form of an option.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the
         Advisory Committee on Research and Instructional Land
         Needs for the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture
         be authorized to make an investigation of the Winters
         Estate Ranch property and its utility for the needs of
         the University.

 6.  Endowment Funds

     A report on Endowment Funds of the University had been pre-
     pared by the Comptroller at the request of the President,
     and copies were distributed for the information of the
     Regents.

 7.  Nevada Highway Employment

     Mr. Gene Shoupe and Mr. Robert Guinn, representing the
     Executive Committee of Highway Users, appeared before the
     Regents to discuss the difficulty of the Nevada State High-
     way Department in recruiting and retaining qualified engi-
     neers.

     They requested the University to make a survey of its Engi-
     neering graduates to find out where they are going for em-
     ployment, what salaries they are receiving and what other
     considerations, if any, are keeping them from accepting
     State jobs.

     President Stout suggested setting up a meeting of the mem-
     bers of the highway group and the faculty of the College of
     Engineering to work out a program for carrying out the
     survey.  It was agreed, by consensus, that his procedure
     be followed.

 8.  Traffic - North Virginia Street

     Mr. Hayden reported on traffic conditions at Ninth and North
     Virginia Streets, calling attention to the amount of traffic
     and the speed of traffic, resulting in danger and difficulty
     for those trying to turn into North Virginia Street.

     President Stout recommended that the Board of Regents go on
     record as favoring a traffic light at the corner of Ninth
     and North Virginia Streets with a warning signal at the top
     of the hill on North Virginia Street.  The recommendation
     was approved by consensus.

 9.  Building Program

     Mr. Poolman, University Engineer, reported.

     a)  Student Union Building - Following the bid opening, when
         all bids received were too high, Mr. Poolman and the
         architects worked over the plans for possible reductions
         in construction costs.  Suggestion of the architects
         that the ballroom be eliminated was considered unwise
         by the Regents.  Other cost savings were discussed.

         President Stout recommended that the Board of Regents
         request that the Student Union building contain a ball-
         room, that the Administration be authorized to work out
         with the architect a building in colored cinder block
         exterior, that mechanical ventilation be eliminated ex-
         cept where it is necessary, that one unused excavation
         be eliminated, and that the stage portion of the ball-
         room be eliminated.

         Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the
         President's recommendations be approved.

     b)  Manzanita Hall - Plans have been sent to the Pacific
         Coast Builders Conference, after suggested changes
         were made to bring the building in conformity with
         building code standards.  When approved by the Pacific
         Coast Builders Conference, a signed approval will be
         received.  Bids can then be let, and it is estimated
         that bids can be opened early in January.

     c)  Classroom Building - In view of the fact that consult-
         ants employed by the State Planning Board had advised
         against remodeling the Agricultural Extension and Hatch
         buildings, consideration was given to the possibility
         of using the money appropriated for new construction,
         replacing the Agricultural Extension building.  Floor
         plans for a new building had been prepared for con-
         sideration.  The Attorney General had been asked for
         an opinion as to whether or not the money could be so
         used.  The Attorney General, being present, gave his
         opinion orally that if the uses and purposes of the
         new building were the same as the original intent for
         the remodeled buildings, new construction would meet
         the requirement of the appropriation.

         Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the State
         Planning Board be told of the pressing needs of the Uni-
         versity in its building program, and urged to make all
         possible haste.

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 noon.