12/05/1957

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 5-6, 1957




12-05-1957
Volume 7 - Pages 389-398

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      December 5, 1957

The Board of Regents met in regular session in Room 205, Morrill
Hall, University of Nevada, on Thursday, December 5, 1957.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant, Hardy,
Lombardi, Thompson.  Regent Sawyer was unable to attend because
of a commitment in Elko.  The meeting was called to order at 9:10
A.M. by Chairman Grant.

Reporters Bryn Armstrong of the Reno Evening Gazette and James
Hulse of the Nevada State Journal covered the meeting.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the minutes of the previous meeting,
     November 2, 1957, be approved.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     President Stout called on Mr. Hayden to present the list of
     claims, as follows:

         Regents Checks, numbers 78-101 to 78-125 inclusive for
         a total of $486,471.51 for November.

         State Claims, numbers 78-39 to 78-52 inclusive for a
         total of $217,962.49 for November.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
     unanimously that the above claims be approved.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the Comptroller be instructed not to
     send to the Regents copies of the claim sheets which he
     has been furnishing each month.

 3.  Gifts

     Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
     sented for acceptance, as follows:

     a)  From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada -
         $150,000 as the November payment on the University's
         building program.

     b)  From the Nevada Radio-Television, Inc. - time and
         facilities of KOLO-TV during September and October to
         a total value of $483.50.

     c)  From the Standard Slag Company, Gabbs, Nevada - $100
         for the Mackay School of Mines General Fund, in appreci-
         ation for use of laboratory in a program of ore testing.

     d)  From Miles B. Kennedy, U of N 1907, a Henry Troemer
         button balance, a set of assay weights and riders, and
         an alpha counter, for the School of Mines.

     e)  From Voiture 254 of the 40-8 - $250 to establish a
         scholarship under the following conditions:

         Awarded to a graduate of a Nevada High School who is
         enrolled at the University of Nevada in the School of
         Nursing.

         Recipient to be of good character and selected by the
         Committee on Scholarships and Prizes, on the basis of
         academic aptitude and financial need.

     f)  From Perle Mesta - 28 shares Radio Corporation of
         America (value about $1000) to establish a scholarship
         under the following conditions:

         The student should have,

         1.  An overall grade point average of 2.75 (C+) or
             better.

         2.  Attended the University of Nevada for at least 2
             semesters.

         3.  Good character and high personal conduct.

         4.  Promise of becoming an effective citizen after
             graduation.

         5.  Worthiness and financial need.

     Payments on existing scholarships as follows:

     a)  From Mitchell Armanko - $100 for the Armanko Office
         Supply Scholarship.

     b)  From Ken Ingram, Fallon, on behalf of the Nevada State
         Press Association - $250 for the Nevada Press Associa-
         tion Scholarship.

     c)  From Mrs. H. L. Klute - $300 for the Klute Scholarship
         in Foreign Languages.

     d)  From the Reno Rotary Club - $350 for the Rotary Club
         Scholarship.

     e)  From Sidney Robinson - $300 for the Mary E. Talbot
         Scholarship.

     f)  From General Motors Company - $1100 for 2 General Motors
         sponsored scholarships.

     Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the gifts be accepted, and that the
     Secretary write a note of thanks to each donor.

 4.  Personnel Recommendations

     Personnel recommendations were presented.  Dr. Stout called
     on Dr. Wood, who discussed the personnel items, as follows:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

     Reappointments as follows:

         Chelton Leonard as Ski Coach for the period November 1,
         1957 to April 30, 1958, at a salary of $660 for the
         season.

         James Olivas as Boxing Coach for the period November 1,
         1957 to April 30, 1958, at a salary of $770 for the
         season.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the recommendations of the College of
     Arts and Science be approved.

     It was agreed, by consensus, that the University Administra-
     tion be asked to study the positions of Ski Coach and Boxing
     Coach, check the Department budget, the total program in
     these areas, and the scale of pay in comparison with other
     positions.

     The presentation of personnel recommendations continued as
     follows:

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

     Appointment of Kenneth M. Julian as Rural Development
     Specialist, Agricultural Extension Service, effective
     October 1, 1957, at a salary rate of $7500 per year based
     on 12 months service (new position to be paid from special
     appropriation authorized by Congress).

     Resignation of Jennie M. Harper as Associate Professor of
     Home Economics, effective December 31, 1957.

     COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

     Appointment of Elizabeth S. Claypoole as Research Assistant
     in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, effective
     November 1, 1957, at a salary rate of $4200 per year based
     on 12 months service (position has been filled by temporary
     help on hourly basis).

     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

     Appointments as follows:

         Calvin Henry Reed as Associate Professor of Education,
         effective January 1, 1958, at a salary rate of $7600
         based on 12 months service (new position).

         Alice Darrah, Sparks High School, as Supervising
         Teacher, at a salary of $75 for the Fall semester 1957.

         Edwin Whitehead, Sparks High School, as Supervising
         Teacher, at a salary of $75 for the Fall semester 1957.

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Appointment of Robert M. Wigglesworth as Metallurgical
     Research Associate, Atomic Energy Project, effective
     October 21, 1957, at a salary of $600 per month (replace-
     ment for Henry Ehrlinger).

     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

     Appointments for the Evening Division as follows:

         Harry M. Chase, History, 10/10/57 to 1/23/58 at a salary
             of $375 (Lovelock)
         Don W. Driggs, Political Science, 9/20/57 to 1/24/58 at
             a salary of $375 (Winnemucca)
         Lloyd A. Drury, Elementary Education, 10/10/57 to
             1/30/58 at a salary of $375 (Yerington)
         Katherine Duffy, Business Administration, 10/2/57 to
             1/22/58 at a salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         John R. Gottardi, Television - French, 10/4/57 to
             1/31/58 at a salary of $135 (Reno)
         George M. Herman, English, 9/30/57 to 1/20/58 at a
             salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         Harlan Holladay, Art, 10/1/57 to 1/21/58 at a salary of
             $300 (Reno)
         James M. Hoyt, Business Administration, 10/1/57 to
             1/21/58 at a salary of $450 (Reno)
         J. Patrick Kelly, Audio Visual, 9/21/57 to 1/25/58 at
             a salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         Ira La Rivers, Zoology, 10/3/57 to 1/23/58 at a salary
             of $225 (Reno)
         Robert L. Mc Gee, Business Administration, 10/1/57 to
             1/21/58 at a salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         Robert Mc Queen, Psychology, 9/30/57 to 1/20/58 at a
             salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         William C. Miller, Speech, 10/2/57 to 1/22/58 at a
             salary of $225 (Reno)
         Chauncey W. Oakley, Mathematics, 9/30/57 to 1/20/58,
             at a salary of $175 (Reno)
         Alden J. Plumley, Business Administration, 10/3/57 to
             1/23/58 at a salary of $225 (Reno)
         James S. Roberts, Political Science, 9/30/57 to 1/20/58
             at a salary of $225 (Reno)
         Robert T. Roelofs, Philosophy, 10/1/57 to 1/31/58 at a
             salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         Wilbur S. Shepperson, History, 10/3/57 to 1/23/58 at a
             salary of $375 (Carson City)
         David B. Slemmons, Geology, 10/2/57 to 1/22/58 at a
             salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         W. A. S. Smith, Psychology, 10/3/57 to 1/23/58 at a
             salary of $337.50 (Reno)
         Thomas T. Tucker, School Administration, 9/18/57 to
             1/23/58 at a salary of $375 (Fallon)
         Roy De Verl Willey, Elementary Education, 9/17/57 to
             3/1/58 at a salary of $600 (Reno and Zephyr Cove)
         Charles P. Woods, Business Administration, 10/3/57 to
             1/31/58 at a salary of $337.50 (Reno)

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the above recommendations be approved.

 5.  Building Program

     President Stout called on Mr. Poolman.  The Planning Board
     was represented by Mr. Sutton, Chairman; Mr. Isbell, Vice
     Chairman; Mr. Bissell, Manager; and Mr. Hancock, Assistant.

     Mr. Poolman displayed architect's first sketches of the
     Fine Arts building and discussed its location and facil-
     ities.  The Regents and the members of the Planning Board
     discussed the preliminary building plans, and agreed, by
     consensus, that further thought and study should be given
     to them.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that an appropriate member of the architectural
     firm of Neutra and Alexander meet with the Regents at their
     next meeting for a discussion of this building plan, to-
     gether with possible changes; and that the Heads of Depart-
     ments which will be housed in the Fine Arts building and
     the members of the Fine Arts Building Committee be asked to
     be present to review changes as discussed and to formulate
     their ideas; and that an overall plan of the area of the
     Campus where the Fine Arts building will be located be
     prepared for study by the Regents.

     Mr. Poolman gave a progress report of the building for the
     Las Vegas Campus, and used a sketch to show the proposed
     use and layout of the building.

     Mr. Poolman reviewed drawings of the 3 revenue bond projects
     - the dining hall, the men's dormitory and the married hous-
     ing units.  On November 26, Mr. Poolman, Mr. Hayden and Mr.
     Dunseath of the Attorney General's Office met with the Hous-
     ing and Home Finance Agency in San Francisco, and it was
     determined that no legal problems exist.  The plans and cost
     estimates for the dining hall and for the men's dormitory
     were approved, and are ready for consideration by the Re-
     gents.  In the case of the married housing units, the cost
     estimate has not been received and the complete specifica-
     tions are not in.

     Mr. Isbell stated that if the Board of Regents approves the
     projects, the Planning Board is ready to go along.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that an extension of 30 days be requested of
     the Housing and Home Finance Agency for submission of ap-
     plication by the University for these projects.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the preliminary drawings, as presented by
     Mr. Poolman, be approved for the dining hall and the men's
     dormitory.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
     unanimously that the plans for the married housing units,
     as explained by Mr. Poolman, be approved contingent upon
     satisfactory completion of preliminary drawings and cost
     estimates; and that the special committee appointed to
     represent the Regents in meetings with the Planning Board
     (Anderson, Bastian and Thompson) represent the Regents in
     this matter.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the architect for the married housing
     units be instructed to discard the proposal for frame
     construction.

 6.  Nuclear Engineering

     Regent Anderson requested that the Chairman of the Committee
     on Nuclear Engineering be asked to give an informal report
     on progress in this area during the afternoon.

The Board recessed at 12 noon for luncheon.

The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 2:30
P.M.

 6.  Nuclear Engineering (continued)

     Dr. Leifson, Chairman of the Committee on Nuclear Engineer-
     ing, was present to discuss the work of the Committee and
     the status of plans.  Dr. Leifson was thanked.  It was
     agreed that a further report be presented at the next Re-
     gents meeting.

 7.  Southern Nevada Industrial Foundation

     Regent Grant read a letter from the Southern Nevada In-
     dustrial Foundation soliciting the help of the Regents "in
     bringing to the attention of the proper people, Southern
     Nevada's intense interest in and desire for the expanded
     program that will be needed to produce the scientists and
     technical help necessary to keep abreast of the space
     age."

     The letter was referred to President Stout for study and
     follow-up.

 8.  Hendel - Federal Loans

     A letter from Charles A. Hendel, Assemblyman, was read in
     which he referred to "Assembly Joint Resolution No 1, 48th
     Session, 1957, memorializing the Congress of the United
     States to grant federal loans to needy students for gradu-
     ate studies and provides for repayment over 20 years"; the
     letter also suggested that "3-year streamlined courses be
     considered for adoption by the Board of University Regents
     for the Nevada State University."

     The matter was referred to President Stout for study.

 9.  Infirmary

     Dr. Anderson discussed and proposed that a study be started
     within the appropriate area of faculty toward formulating
     plans for infirmary facilities with a diagnostic laboratory
     unit, with the view to applying for aid through the Hill-
     Burton Act.

     The matter was referred to the University Administration for
     study, and for further information from the State Health
     Department.

10.  Building Financing

     President Stout called on Mr. Hayden to present the plan for
     financing the revenue bond building projects, with amortiza-
     tion over a period of 40 years.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hardy, carried
     unanimously that the final application, as presented, for
     the dining hall and the men's dormitory be approved; and in
     the case of the married housing units, that approval be
     based on satisfactory analysis of the figures as presented
     by Mr. Hayden.

     Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the committee which will represent the
     Board in this matter be given authority of decision with
     the intent to work out a program for married housing.

11.  Power Need

     Mr. Poolman discussed the need for a 3-phase power plant
     unit for the Student Union building and the Dining Hall,
     which would amount to approximately $8000 and proposed
     that, because of the urgency of the need, funds be used
     from the general maintenance fund of the University for
     this purpose.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the necessary funds, amounting to approxi-
     mately $8000 be used from the maintenance fund for the
     power unit, with the provision that the maintenance fund
     will be repaid from the Travis contingency fund, if avail-
     able, and from the Dining Hall contingency fund.

12.  Mackay Statue

     Regent Thompson called attention to the paint on the Mackay
     Statue, put there by unknown students, and said that the
     matter had been called to his attention by citizens down-
     town.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Anderson, carried
     unanimously that the Student Senate be notified, through
     Dean Basta, that the Board of Regents thinks the practice
     of painting the Mackay Statue deserves corrective measures
     and that the Regents would like to have them investigate the
     situation and make a report to the Board of Regents.

13.  Regents Grievance Committee (Tresca)

     Mr. Hardy read the report of the meeting as follows:

                     MINUTES OF MEETING
            GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE, BOARD OF REGENTS

     The Grievance Committee of the Board of Regents met in Room
     205, Morrill Hall, University of Nevada, on Wednesday,
     December 4, 1957.  Regents present:  Bastian, Hardy, Lom-
     bardi, Thompson.  Regent Sawyer was unable to attend be-
     cause of a commitment in Elko.  Present also were Comp-
     troller Hayden, Attorney General Dickerson, Commissioner
     Randall, Mr. Sherman Tresca and his Attorney Harry Swanson.
     Mr. Worth Mc Clure, State Personnel Director, observed the
     meeting.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hardy
     at 3:10 P.M. to give Mr. Tresca an opportunity to appeal
     his dismissal as Chemist in the Petroleum Products Division
     of the Department of Food and Drugs.

     There was general discussion of the matter, questions and
     answers and review of the correspondence pertaining to the
     situation of Mr. Tresca.  This situation was not resolved,
     another Committee meeting may be necessary.  At 4:40 P.M.
     Mr. Randall, Mr. Tresca, Mr. Swanson and Mr. Hayden left
     the meeting.

     In the general discussion with the Commissioner and the At-
     torney General, your Committee felt a more comprehensive re-
     port on these State Services should be made to ascertain if
     the full intent of the law setting up these services was
     being carried out, because with expansion of the activities
     in the State of Nevada, it was indicated by the Commissioner
     and also was the opinion of the Attorney General that there
     was an overload of activities and responsibilities placed
     on the Commissioner by the Legislature so that some of the
     duties were not being taken care of efficiently by the Com-
     missioner, which affected the welfare and economy of the
     State.  It was suggested that the proposed report be made
     by experts, if there is any State money available.  If no
     State money is available, the report should be made by the
     University faculty.  It was suggested to cover in the re-
     port, among other matters pertaining to these services,
     that the office of the Commissioner be examined, the ade-
     quacy of the space now used, the adequacy of the equipment
     used, as well as the adequacy of the personnel.

     The Committee of Regents agreed unanimously to present the
     following resolution to the Board at its meeting on December
     5th:

         The Grievance Committee of the Board of Regents
         recommends that a thorough examination be made
         of the Department of Food and Drugs, and its
         various divisions, and that a report be made to
         the Board of Regents.

     The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M.

                         /s/ Roy A. Hardy
                             Chairman

     Motion by Mr. Hardy, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-
     mously that the recommendation of the Grievance Committee be
     accepted by the Board of Regents, and that the President be
     authorized to appoint a faculty committee to examine and
     report on the services of the Food and Drugs Division, in
     accord with the action of the Grievance Committee.

14.  Selection of a President

     Dr. Anderson discussed a proposal for guidance of the Re-
     gents in selection of a President for the University.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
     unanimously that the following procedure be followed:

     The Presidential Selection Procedure shall be in general as
     follows and the Committees as listed below shall be formu-
     lated to carry it out -

     (1)  Faculty Committee

          1 member elected from each College except the College
              of Nursing
          1 member elected from the Nevada Southern Regional
              Division
          3 members elected by the Faculty Forum, not more than
              2 members on the Committee being from any 1
              College
          1 member elected from the University Service Group.

          This Committee to elect 3 of its members to be on the
          Advisory Committee for the Selection of a President.

          Function of the Faculty Committee - review of appli-
          cations, obtaining of additional information, formu-
          lation of written appraisal of each applicant to be
          sent in to the Advisory Committee.

     (2)  Committee of Deans

          All Academic Deans
          Academic Vice-President, who will act as Chairman

          This Committee to elect 2 of its members to be on the
          Advisory Committee for the Selection of a President.

          Function of the Committee of Deans - same as for the
          Faculty Committee.

     (3)  Advisory Committee for Selection of a President

          3 members elected from the Faculty Committee
          2 members elected from the Committee of Deans
          President of the Alumni Association
          President of the Student Body

          An Executive Secretary for this Committee shall be
          selected by the Board of Regents and shall have as
          his primary responsibility the duties connected with
          the selection of a new President.

          This Executive Secretary shall select adequate secre-
          tarial help to be paid out of Unallocated Salary
          Funds.

          A suitable office shall be provided for carrying out
          the provisions of this motion and office supplies
          shall be made available.

          All members of the Board of Regents shall be notified
          of all scheduled meetings of this Committee and may
          attend for purposes of information and discussion.

          This Committee shall receive and seek applications for
          the position of President, shall obtain information on
          the applicants and pass this on to the Faculty Commit-
          tee and the Committee of Deans separately and at the
          same time.

          It will seek early return of the applications together
          with additional information and appraisals as formu-
          lated by the other Committees, will add its own ap-
          praisals and any other information obtained, and will
          submit all compiled material on all applicants to the
          Board of Regents.

          The Chairman and the Executive Secretary of this Com-
          mittee will report progress at each meeting of the
          Board of Regents.

     (4)  The Board of Regents will receive all compiled materi-
          al, together with applications, will conduct such
          personal interviews as it deems desirable and will
          make the final selection for President.

     All Committees shall be selected and will meet prior to
     December 20, 1957.

     A Committee of Regents shall be appointed by the Chairman
     of the Board of Regents to work out details and to imple-
     ment this motion.

     Chairman Grant reported that he had sent letters to Land
     Grant Colleges, to State Universities, and to other promi-
     nent Universities, as well as to national associations in
     educational fields, asking for suggestions.  The Secretary
     to the Board of Regents was directed to acknowledge receipt
     of all letters until such time as a Secretary to the Com-
     mittee is appointed.

15.  University Dairy (Ladino) Farm

     President Stout called on Mr. Hayden, who reported that Mr.
     Mc Neil, appraiser, has been unable to work for reasons of
     health, but is expected to resume his duties soon.  It was
     the consensus of the Board that, since the appraisal has
     been made by Mr. Mc Neil, and only the written report re-
     mains to be done, he be continued on the job.

16.  Auditing Firms

     Regent Grant reported for the Regents Committee appointed
     at the last meeting to look into available auditing firms,
     saying that 3 firms had been contacted, and not all have
     replied at the present time.  It was agreed that the Com-
     mittee continue to study the matter, and that they also
     consider, in addition to an audit, a survey by a managerial
     firm with the view of including this item in the next bi-
     ennial budget.

17.  North Virginia Street Property

     President Stout called on Mr. Hayden.  The report of the
     Appraisal Board was received and the offer, as authorized
     in the last meeting, was forwarded to Mr. Nielsen.  Mr.
     Nielsen now asks that a small triangle of property be re-
     tained by him because a sewer line runs through it.  It
     was agreed that, when a letter is received from Mr. Nielsen
     stating specifically his proposal, he be invited to meet
     with the Regents.

18.  Food and Drugs Quarters

     Mr. Hayden read the following letter:

                             November 21, 1957

         Mr. P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
         University of Nevada
         Reno, Nevada

         Dr. Mr. Hayden:

         May I inform you, and through you, the Board of Re-
         gents of the University of Nevada, that the Rector,
         Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church of Reno,
         Nevada, have entered into an agreement with Nevada
         Marts, Inc., whereby the Nevada Marts, Inc. will be
         granted a lease for a period of 5 years, commencing
         July 1, 1959 in and to the property which is situated
         at the northwest corner of Fifth and Sierra Streets in
         Reno.  This property is now occupied by the State of
         Nevada Food and Drug, Weights and Measures Departments.

         Will you kindly present this notification to the Board
         of Regents of the University of Nevada on the occasion
         of its next meeting, or to the President of the Univer-
         sity of Nevada, as you see fit.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ H. H. Atkinson

     The Secretary was instructed to send a copy of the letter
     to the State Planning Board with the suggestion from the
     Regents that the Planning Board begin its study of possible
     quarters for the Food and Drugs Department.

19.  Student Employment

     President Stout reported that the Committee to Study Student
     Employment had been set up, and has been meeting during the
     past month.  A report will be made at the January meeting.

20.  Regents Reports

     Chairman Grant made the following assignments for the con-
     tinuation of reports by Committee of Regents on the various
     divisions of the University and phases of its program, one
     report to be given each month starting with the February
     meeting:

         Outside Services and Statewide Activities - Sawyer,
             Elwell, Broadbent, Grant
         College of Education - Hardy, Thompson, Grant
         College of Arts and Science - Bastian, Thompson,
             Anderson, Hardy

The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M.

                             A. C. Grant
                             Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary