12/07/1963

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 7-8, 1963








12-07-1963

Pages 497-520



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

December 7, 1963



The Board of Regents met on Saturday, December 7, 1963, in the

President's Office, Clark Administration building, Reno Campus.

Present: Regents Anderson, Davis, Germain, Grant, Hug, Jacob-

sen, Lombardi, Magee, White; Engineer Rogers, Business Manager

Humphrey, Vice President Young, and President Armstrong. Deputy

Attorney General Walsh was present as Legal Adviser. Reporters

Laxalt, Dromiack and Glendon covered the meeting for the Press.



The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:15 A.M.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



Minutes of the meeting of September 21, 1963 were approved

upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. White and

unanimous vote.



2. Approval of Check Registers



President Armstrong presented the attached Check Registers

as submitted by the Business Manager and recommended ap-

proval.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the Check Registers be

approved.



3. Building Committee Meeting of November 7, 1963



Copies had been distributed to the Regents, as follows:



Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents

November 7, 1963



Present: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Germain, Mr. Hug, Mr. Jacobsen,

Dr. Lombardi, President Armstrong, Vice President

Young, Business Manager Humphrey, University

Engineer Rogers.



Land Exchange at Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers called attention to the fact that Chapter 386 of

1963 Statutes, which permits land exchange at Nevada South-

ern for enlargement of the Campus, contains the following

requirement:



"Any deed or deeds conveying such property shall con-

tain restrictive covenants (which may be more restric-

tive than the zoning and land use requirement of Clark

County, Nevada) which shall guarantee that such property

shall not be used for purposes detrimental to the neces-

sary and proper growth and conduct of the University of

Nevada, Nevada Southern Regional Branch."



Mr. Rogers said that persons owning land without such a

restriction might be reluctant to exchange for land contain-

ing such a restriction.



Mr. Rogers reported that he and Mr. William Hancock of the

State Planning Board staff had met with most of the property

owners in an effort to work out arrangements for exchange

or purchase of land in the area affected by the above leg-

islation. Only the Episcopal Church has indicated a defi-

nite intention to agree to a land exchange. Negotiations

for this property are now at the point where the Board of

Regents must decide on the wording of the restrictive

covenant.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Mr. Germain seconded, that the covenant

restriction be drawn up to allow activities permitted down

through C-1 zoning as currently defined. Motion passed.



Mr. Hug moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the University

request that Mr. Hancock make written offers for land ex-

change for all lands allowed for exchange by the State Leg-

islature except Episcopal Church property, based on recent

land appraisals. If the exchange offers are refused, then

Mr. Hancock should attempt to purchase these lands, based

on the same appraisals. If these efforts fail, then con-

demnation should be considered, starting first with Salton

property. Motion passed.



Land Rezoning Near Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers reported that Mr. Fred Goetz has requested a land

use change from R-1 to R-4 for land adjacent to the Nevada

Southern Campus. The matter has been referred to the State

Planning Commission as follows:



"At the October 8th meeting of the Planning Commission,

a public hearing was held on the application of Fred

Goetz to develop and maintain an apartment subdivision

of 6 lots which would permit 17.2 units in the 14,630

square foot lots and 19.6 units on the 16,720 square

foot logs, to be known as University Gardens, on the

South 259.7 feet, East 480 feet, NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec-

tion 22, Township 21 South, Range 61 East, generally

located on the South side of Cottage Grove Avenue, 1/4

mile West of Maryland Parkway."



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Germain seconded, that the Univer-

sity go on record as not opposing apartments as such, but

expressing a concern as to their appearance. If the Region-

al Planning Board has power to review plans, it is requested

that the University be given an opportunity to see them be-

fore they are approved. Otherwise, it is requested that re-

zoning be not approved until the plans are presented and the

University has an opportunity to see them. Motion passed.



North Road Development on the Nevada Southern Campus:



Mr. Rogers recommended that in accordance with the Master

Plan, a campus road be developed on the northern boundary

of the Nevada Southern Campus. A County controlled alley

would parallel this road, just off the Campus. Trees could

be planted in a parkway between these two roads. The Com-

mittee agreed with this plan.



North Virginia Street Widening:



Mr. Rogers reported that it has been proposed that North

Virginia Street be widened and improved from the Catholic

Cemetery area to the area immediately serving the new Campus

parking lot to be developed as part of the new stadium proj-

ect. However, the Master Plan contemplates the eventual

restriction of that portion of North Virginia going through

the Campus. Also, the University would have to dedicate

land for the widening.



(Mr. Germain had to leave the meeting to catch an airplane.)



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Dr. Lombardi seconded, that since the

Master Plan contemplates that North Virginia Street eventu-

ally would be going directly through the Campus and the

widening of this street would increase automobile and truck

traffic and the hazards to pedestrians (particularly stu-

dents residing in Dormitories) crossing the street, there-

fore the University should go on record as opposing the

widening of North Virginia Street. Motion passed -- two in

favor, one opposed.



Block N Drain Ditch, Reno Campus:



Mr. Rogers reported that the University has been asked to

serve as co-sponsor of the Block N Drain Ditch Flood Control

Project. The North Truckee Soil Conservation District also

would serve as co-sponsor. No financial obligation is in-

volved.



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the Univer-

sity agree to serve as co-sponsor of the Block N Drain Ditch

Flood Control Project. Motion passed.



Dormitory Project, Reno Campus:



Dr. Armstrong reported that Governor Sawyer has agreed to

include a request for corrective legislation on the Reno

Campus Dormitory Project, if a special session of the Leg-

islature is called. A draft of proposed legislation now is

being prepared. No Committee action was required.



Capital Outlay for 1965-67:



Mr. Rogers reported that the University must submit to the

State Planning Board by January 1, 1964, capital improve-

ment needs for the 1965-67 Biennium. The Master Plan proj-

ects $7,000,000 for the Reno Campus and $1,500,000 on the

Nevada Southern Campus. His Office will prepare recommenda-

tions for consideration by the Committee.



Future Campus Development:



Mr. Hug pointed out that the Regents soon must make a deci-

sion to obtain the land needed for campus development or to

modify the Master Plan and go to more high-rise buildings.

He suggested that the University might purchase land subject

to the mortgage. He also suggested that consideration be

given to several ways of lifting the restrictions on the use

of the Valley Road Farm land. He further reported that some

Universities had been successful in obtaining a special

University classification for zoning of land in and around

the Campus.



Next Meeting:



It was agreed that the Committee would meet at noon on

Friday, December 6, 1963, beginning with luncheon.



Respectfully submitted,



Kenneth E. Young

Acting Secretary



Motion by Dr. Lombardi to approve the minutes and the ac-

tions taken was seconded by Mr. Germain.



Dr. Anderson asked for discussion on the proposal to widen

North Virginia Street.



President Armstrong discussed the increase in traffic and

the tendency to concentrate traffic on North Virginia Street

if it is widened, and said that the University would like

to look forward to the time when the street could become a

Campus thoroughfare. On the other hand, widening the street

would speed the flow of traffic to the Stadium area. Dr.

Anderson added that the plans show that the approaches will

not be cloverleaf design, which would be favorable to the

University. He would favor widening on that basis, but

thinks the University should oppose making it a main arte-

rial.



Motion was made by Dr. Anderson, as an amendment to the

motion by Dr. Lombardi, to approve the minutes with the

deletion of this item, which would be left to the Adminis-

tration and the Building Committee for final decision. Dr.

White seconded the motion. Dr. Lombardi and Mr. Germain

accepted the amendment.



Further discussions followed. Mr. Hug favored negotiations

with the Highway Department before making a decision. Over-

pass and underpass possibilities were mentioned. Mr. Rogers

said that an overpass would seldom be used and an underpass

is frowned upon for reasons of safety and sanitation.



Motion was made by Dr. White to amend the motion by Dr.

Anderson to approve the minutes with the exception of the

item pertaining to North Virginia Street and that the

Building Committee study this matter further and make a

recommendation to the Board. The motion was seconded by

Dr. Anderson, and carried unanimously.



4. Building Committee Meeting of December 6, 1963



Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Anderson, asked Dr. Young to

read the minutes as follows:



Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents

December 6, 1963



Present: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Davis, Mr. Germain, Mr. Grant,

Mr. Hug, Mr. Jacobsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mrs. Magee,

Dr. White; President Armstrong, Vice President

Young, Engineer Rogers, Business Manager Humphrey,

John V. Jay, Jr. and Charles M. Sprinkel from

Montgomery Ward, Robert E. Millsap, Associate

Architect, Linn C. Alexander, Real Estate Devel-

oper, John W. Brown and Bruce Hicks, Architect-

Engineers, Milton Sharp, President of Alumni

Association, George A. Broten and Glenn Lawlor

of the Department of Health, Physical Education

and Recreation, and William Hancock of the State

Planning Board.



Re-Evaluation of Master Plan:



The Committee discussed the suggestions made by Mr. Hug

relative to the Master Plan for the Reno Campus. Among the

topics discussed were: (a) campus roads, (b) North Vir-

ginia Street, (c) the proposed freeway, (d) architectural

compatibility of new buildings. Mr. Rogers was asked to

develop some sketches showing the possible location and

nature of campus roads and walks. President Armstrong was

asked to investigate the possibility of hiring a noted

architect to serve as consultant to the Board (names, cost,

etc.). Discussion of Mr. Hug's other suggestions were

postponed to a future meeting.



Valley Road Farm:



Mr. Alexander and his associates discussed with the Com-

mittee the possibility of negotiating a 55-year lease for

the Experiment Station Valley Road Farm for development as

a regional shopping center, at an estimated $75,000 guaran-

tee per year plus an unspecified share of the profits. It

was estimated that the capital value of the property and

buildings, to revert to the University at the end of the

55-year lease, would be $7,300,000.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Mr. Hug seconded, recommending that the

Board of Regents authorize the Building Committee to pursue

this matter. Motion passed.



Physical Education Facilities - Phase I:



Mr. Brown and his associates presented preliminary plans

and a model of the Stadium, Play Fields, Tennis Courts, and

Parking Area (Physical Education Facilities - Phase I), for

the Reno Campus. The possible widening of North Virginia

Street was discussed in connection with the parking lot.

The preliminary estimate of costs for the base bid is

$150,000 in excess of monies appropriated. Mr. Rogers

recommended the deletion of certain items to bring the

project within the money. Approval of the preliminary

plans with further study on the Tennis Courts location

and the construction of two shower buildings instead of

the one shown was recommended by the Faculty Committee,

Mr. Rogers and President Armstrong.



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the Commit-

tee recommend approval of the preliminary plans for the pur-

poses of preparing the earthwork contract. Motion passed.



Development of Land Adjacent to Campus - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers reported that Mr. Fredrick Goetz, the owner of

land just to the north of the Nevada Southern Campus, now

plans to build private homes rather than apartments on his

land. This matter was discussed at the last meeting of the

Committee. No further action required.



Re-Zoning Request - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers reported a request to reclassify from R-1 to C-1

(local business) zone for a service station land located on

the east side of Maryland Parkway and the north side of

Harmon Avenue.



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, recommending that

the Board of Regents not object to this re-zoning request.

Motion passed.



Proposal of Latter Day Saints and Roman Catholic Churches -

Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers reported on discussions with the churches to

bring the district water to the Nevada Southern Campus. Mr.

Rogers recommended that the second proposal presented by the

church groups be undertaken, that proposal being as follows:



"If funds are not available, that the necessary right-

of-way be deeded by the University to the Las Vegas

Valley Water District; that the LDS Church underwrite

the total cost of the installation of a 10" line with

an understanding that when the need arises for addi-

tional water supply to the University, and the funds

are available, that the University will connect into

the 10" line so constructed with a payment of its share

of the cost of the line based on the formula arrived

at as above through negotiation; that approval be given

for the LDS Church to enter into construction as soon

as necessary bids can be received and awarded."



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Mr. Hug seconded, that the Committee

recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Water Line Installation - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers recommended that he be authorized to install on

the Nevada Southern Campus part of the loop of the water

line which would serve the Dining Hall, Dormitory, and

Social Science building from our present well with funds

for Site Development and Utilities through State Planning

Board. The University therefore would not have to tap the

Las Vegas Valley Water District Line until the money re-

quired to pay the University's share has been obtained

through the Legislature. Funds are available in the Site

Development and Utilities appropriation.



Dr. Lombardi moved, Mr. Hug seconded, that the Committee

recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Social Science and Fine Arts Projects - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers recommended that the Committee request Board

authorization to approve final plans for the Social Science

and Fine Arts projects on the Nevada Southern Campus in

order to avoid delay in the development of the projects.



Mr. Germain moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the Commit-

tee recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Road Along Center Section Line - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers reported that the master planners and Clark

County have recommended that a major road be located along

the center section line on the Nevada Southern Campus. He

recommended that the road be developed by the County along

this line.



Mr. Germain moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the Commit-

tee recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Possible Re-Zoning of Exchange Land - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Rogers reported that land to be exchanged at the Nevada

Southern Campus is now zoned R-1. The question has been

raised as to the possibility of the University requesting

a zoning change. He recommended that the University not

request a zoning change for the land.



Mr. Hug moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the University

request re-zoning to C-1 of the whole parcel along Flamingo

Road. Motion passed.



Sale of Flamingo Road Property - Nevada Southern:



Mr. Hancock reported that the State Planning Board has

requested Board of Regents' approval to offer part of the

Flamingo Road property on the Nevada Southern Campus for

sale in order to augment the $200,000 to be used to pur-

chase land in the desired area. The sale would involve

about 20 acres out of the approximate 40 acres.



Mr. Germain moved, Dr. Lombardi seconded, that the Commit-

tee recommend Board approval of the plan to sell off part

of the Flamingo Road property. However, no sale is to be

made until the Trinity Episcopal Church land exchange is

complete. Land farthest removed from the permanent Campus

is to be sold first, and areas to be sold should be agreed

upon by both Boards. Motion passed.



Zoning of Land North of Campus - Reno:



Mr. Rogers reported that the Regional Planning Commission

has requested the thinking of the Board of Regents regard-

ing the zoning of land north of the present Campus area.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Mr. Germain seconded, that the Univer-

sity staff be directed to work with Regional Planning

Commission staff on the zoning of this area and then report

back to the Committee with recommendations. Motion passed.



Knoll Creek Project:



President Armstrong reported that no provision had been made

for housing and telephone service in the original long-range

program for the development of the Knoll Creek area. He

recommended that these items now be included in the amounts

of $20,390 for housing and $1,450 for telephone service,

that the long-range program be amended accordingly, and

that the bids for these items be approved.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Dr. Lombardi seconded, that the Commit-

tee recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Chilton and Harris Property - Elko:



President Armstrong reported that it is now necessary to

survey the property in Elko given to the University so that

the deed of gift can be prepared. Such a survey would cost

$1,500 and the question has been raised as to who would pay

for it.



Mr. Germain moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the State

Highway Department be approached by University staff to

determine if their personnel would conduct the survey,

inasmuch as they will be working on the freeway in that

area. Motion passed.



W. E. Travis Grant:



President Armstrong reported that there was $20,779.30 re-

maining in the agency account which belonged to the Travis

Grant. He recommended that this amount be withdrawn from

the agency and deposited to the Student Union Addition,

W. E. Travis Grant.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, Dr. Lombardi seconded, that the Commit-

tee recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Life Science Wing - Reno:



President Armstrong reported the need to transfer funds to

allow payment of contingencies for this project. Request

transfer of $9,183.81 from Plant Fund 1-91-3006 to 1-91-

3002.



Mr. Hug moved, Mr. Jacobsen seconded, that the Committee

recommend Board approval of the above recommendation.

Motion passed.



Progress Report:



Mr. Rogers submitted a progress summary of University

projects. No action needed.



I. Reno Campus



A. Home Management Residence: This project is

approximately 60% complete and progressing

satisfactorily.



B. Addition to Jot Travis Union Building: The con-

tractor is completing final "punch list" items

and the project is scheduled to be released for

University occupancy prior to December 15, 1963.



C. Engineering Mines Building: The contractor is

currently completing several remaining items

contained in the final "punch list".



D. Design of Physical Education Facilities: The

engineer's preliminary plans were submitted to

the University for review on October 21, 1963.

Subsequent analyses have indicated a financially

feasible program through elimination of certain

items of work. The completion of the bidding

documents requires University approval of the

revised program and the preparation of final

plans and specifications.



E. Electrical Distribution Clark Administration

Building: Bid documents are currently being pre-

pared by this office for final review and approval

by University authorities.



II. Nevada Southern Campus



A. Design Social Science Building: Final plans and

specifications are scheduled to be received to be

delivered to this Office on December 9, 1963 for

checking and final approval by all authorities.

The expeditious completion of this review and the

approval by all authorities will make it possible

for this project to be put out to bid early in

January, 1964, thereby allowing a feasible sched-

ule for the use of this facility by the University

of Nevada at the beginning of the Fall semester in

1964.



III. Deferred Projects



Work on the following listed projects and their satis-

factory completion has necessarily been deferred be-

cause of lack of information and criteria which neces-

sarily must originate from the University of Nevada.



1. Land Acquisition - Nevada Southern

2. Site Development - Nevada Southern

3. Site Development - Reno Campus

4. Dormitories - Reno Campus

5. Advance Planning Mackay Science Building -

Reno Campus

6. Advance Planning Department of Education

Building - Reno Campus



The early receipt of the necessary criteria requested

from the University of Nevada will make it possible

to proceed immediately with these projects.



The item on re-zoning at Las Vegas was discussed, especial-

ly as to land to be traded, what zoning should be requested,

and how much land should be included in the request. It was

agreed informally to request re-zoning as far as C-1. Mr.

Grant suggested turning over the matter to Mr. Rogers and

Mr. Hancock to work out with the Regional Planning Commis-

sion.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote to approve the minutes of

the meeting of December 6, 1963.



5. Student Union Addition, W. E. Travis Grant



President Armstrong reported that there was approximately

$41,000 in the fund after deducting the amount authorized

for the Life Science Wing (item 16 of Building Committee

minutes of December 6, 1963). Possible uses for the money

were discussed, and it was agreed informally that the Ad-

ministration look into the possibility of using these funds

to best advantage for obtaining option on land or for land

purchase.



6. Social Science Complex



President Armstrong and Mr. Rogers discussed the status of

the Social Science Complex in Las Vegas. Both agreed that

it is essential to get the classroom units ready for Fall

of next year; the Offices are not so necessary at this time.

Methods of bidding were then discussed, whether it would be

necessary to bid the entire project at once, or whether the

bidding might be broken down for separate units.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the Social Science Complex be put to bid

so that the classroom portion will be completed by Fall of

1964.



7. Bid Opening Reports



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

bid opening reports and the actions taken:



a) Addition to Jot Travis Building Patio



A meeting to open bids was held in the Business Office,

Morrill Hall, at 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, October 8, 1963.

Present were Assistant Business Manager Hattori, Elec-

trical Engineer Carpenter, and members of bidding firms.

Bid notice had duly appeared in local papers for ADDI-

TION TO JOT TRAVIS BUILDING PATIO.



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Hattori as follows:



Philip R. Becker - accompanied by bid bond $ 7,885

A. S. Johnson - accompanied by bid bond 9,850

Allen Galloway - accompanied by bid bond 10,191

Pagni Bros. - accompanied by bid bond 10,748



It is recommended that the bid of Philip R. Becker, in

the amount of $7,885 be accepted, and a contract be

drawn to accomplish this work. This bid is within the

estimate prepared by the University Engineer's Office,

and funds are available in the Dining Commons Repairs

Fund, Account No. 1-22-3001-24.



Respectfully submitted,



/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

Charles J. Armstrong, President Voucher No. 90010



b) Walks at Atmospherium-Planetarium



A meeting to open bids was held in the Business Office,

Morrill Hall, at 2:00 P.M., on Thursday, October 24,

1963. Present were Assistant Business Manager Hattori,

Planning Coordinator Hollett, and members of bidding

firm. Bid notice had duly appeared in local papers for

WALKS AT ATMOSPHERIUM-PLANETARIUM, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,

RENO, NEVADA.



The following bid was opened by Mr. Hattori:



Allen Gallaway, General Contractor -

accompanied by bid bond Base Bid $2,537.00



It is recommended that the bid of Allen Gallaway, Gen-

eral Contractor, in the amount of $2537 be accepted, and

a contract be drawn to accomplish this work. This bid

is within the estimate prepared by the University Engi-

neer's Office, and funds are available in the Plant

Account Fund, Planetarium-Atmospherium Building, Account

No. 1-91-3004-25.



Respectfully submitted,



/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

Charles J. Armstrong, President Voucher No. 90011



c) Residence, Knoll Creek Experiment Station



A meeting to open bids in the Business Office, Morrill

Hall, at 2:00 P.M., was held on December 2, 1963. Pres-

ent were Accountant Phelps, Accountant Test, Dean

Bohmont, Assistant Engineer Whalen and Mr. Pagni. Bid

notice had duly appeared in local papers for: RESI-

DENCE, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, KNOLL CREEK EXPERIMENT

STATION, CONTACT, NEVADA.



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Phelps as follows:



Volco Builders Supply, Inc. -

accompanied by cashier's check Base Bid $18,445

Alt. #1 1,945



Pagni Brothers Construction Co. -

accompanied by bid bond Base Bid $44,000

Alt. #1 2,500



It is recommended that the bid of Volco Builders Supply,

Inc., for the amount of $18,445 (Base Bid) and $1,945

(Alternate No. 1) be accepted and a contract be offered

the contractor in the amount of $20,390 to accomplish

this work. This bid is in line with the estimate pre-

pared by the University Engineer's Office, and funds

are available in the Main Station Farm Budget, Account

No. 1-91-3012-25.



Respectfully submitted,



/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved:

Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

Charles J. Armstrong, President

Dale W. Bohmont, Dean, College

of Agriculture Voucher No. 90012



Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of the

bids and the awarding of the contracts be approved.



8. Stadium



Mr. Germain discussed action taken by the Building Committee

concerning the grade level of the Stadium, in the thought

that there should be more study on excavation costs, advan-

tages and disadvantages. He expressed his thinking that a

14-foot depression might serve for future expansion.



Mr. Rogers discussed possible uses for the dirt removed, and

urged careful consideration before action is taken because

of the affect on the terrain. He pointed out that a change

at this time would set back the time schedule.



Motion by Mr. Germain, was seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, that

the University Engineer be authorized to study these matters

as discussed, with the additional expenses to come from the

Contingency Reserve of the Planning Board, and that the

Building Committee be given authority to modify the accept-

ance of the preliminary plans, based upon this aspect of

the planning.



In further discussion, the thought was expressed that if

the elevation is lowered, the plans will have to be re-

designed. Mr. Rogers called attention to the fact that at

present the University is dealing only with preliminary

plans, and that any new plans would have to show both al-

ternates, but at this time the University is asking only

how many cubic yards of dirt will have to be removed and

at what cost.



Motion by Mr. Germain was seconded by Mr. Jacobsen to amend

the motion in the minutes of the Building Committee to auth-

orize the University Engineer to contact the engineer to

delay any continuation of the work in order to secure an

estimate of cost to move down 14 feet in the bowl, and that

if there is any expense, up to $500, that it be taken from

the Contingency of this project by the Planning Board.



Motion was made by Dr. Anderson to table Mr. Germain's mo-

tion. Mr. Hug seconded. Vote: Germain and Lombardi - No;

all other Regents - Aye.



It was then agreed to ask Mr. Webster Brown, engineer-

architect, to meet with the Regents, and to hold further

discussion and action until the matter is discussed with

him.



9. ASUN Building (Old)



Mr. Rogers reported that the building is sub-standard and

that it should be torn down before it becomes a problem due

to the children in the area. It is unoccupied. He request-

ed authority to seek bids for its demolition and Dr. Arm-

strong so recommended.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. White, carried

unanimously that the Administration be authorized to seek

bids for demolition of the old ASUN building on North

Center Street.



10. Financial Report for Year Ended June 30, 1963



The Report had been mailed to the Regents. President Arm-

strong asked if there were any questions or comments. Mr.

Humphrey reported that Mrs. Magee had called attention to

the fact that Fund #71 in the Report did not agree with the

total in the Statement of the Agency Account through the

First National Bank; but that there was a week's difference

in time between the Agency Account Report and the Fiscal

Year Report, and more importantly, the Agency Report in-

cluded the Travis money which is recorded in Fund #91. The

Report was accepted by consensus.



11. History of the University of Nevada



President Armstrong presented a proposal from Professor

Elliott on the projected history of the University. Profes-

sor Jim Hulse has agreed to collaborate in the writing of

the history. The proposal, which Dr. Elliott had indicated

was tentative but as final and complete as it can be at this

time, indicated work to begin in January, 1965, and a com-

pleted manuscript to be ready by September 1, 1966. Costs

listed a Research Assistant (Graduate) at $3600 for 1 1/2

years or $4800 for 2 years, Typist at approximately $1000,

and publication, for which no estimate was given. It was

agreed by the Regents that the President, with Mr. Laxalt,

and Professors Hulse and Elliott, study the possible methods

of treatment and present their proposal to the Regents at a

later date for discussion and determination, with these in-

dividuals present to discuss their proposal. Money in pres-

ent endowment accounts which are unrestricted may be used

for financing the project.



12. Stadium (continued)



Mr. Webster Brown came into the meeting and discussion re-

turned to the Stadium. President Armstrong asked Mr. Brown

to discuss the possibility of putting the Stadium 14 feet

lower than planned.



Mr. Brown said that, with present plans, 160,000 cubic feet

of dirt would be removed at an estimated cost of 55 cents

per yard, which estimate was decided upon after consultation

with two earth moving contractors. As to the time element,

he estimated that bidding for the job would be postponed

about one month.



The Regents asked if going down 14 feet would increase

costs. Mr. Brown answered that the berm on the two sides is

very small and the amount of dirt used is small in compari-

son with the entire bowl. In answer to the question as to

whether or not it would be better to put a higher berm a-

round the top, Mr. Brown thought the difference in wind

break would not be much, and said there is no question that

it would cost more to lower the level of the Stadium. The

advantage is that in the future, seats could be added with-

out going above the dirt berm. As presently planned, Mr.

Brown said that there will be about 5000 seats on one side

and the present student bleachers on the other side, in

order to keep within the budget. He estimated an increase

in cost of $35,000 for the 14 feet. This would accommodate

about 14 additional rows, or a total of 1400 more seats. He

pointed out, however, that the seats would be quite far from

the playing field. At present, on the east side there are

27 rows and on the west side 33 rows. The shaping of the

ground as planned was a matter of economy.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Davis, lost with the

vote of 5 "no" and 4 "yes" to approve the preliminary plans

as they are.



Further discussion followed. An elevation lowered to less

than 14 feet was proposed, and comparative costs, advantages

and disadvantages discussed. It was estimated that approx-

mately $25,000 would be needed to lower the elevation by 8

feet.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

with a vote of 3 "no" and 6 "yes" to lower the level of the

Stadium 8 feet.



13. Work Program for 1964-65



Copies of the Work Program had previously been mailed to

the Regents. Dr. Armstrong discussed the budget and rec-

ommended approval. He explained that, in preparing the

Work Program, the 1964-65 budget, as approved, was revised

to fit the appropriation of the Lgislature and the figures

were distributed to the Deans and Directors for review.

The Deans and Directors were requested to comment on this

tentative budget and conferences were held with all who had

so requested. Following these conferences, and with this

additional information, the tentative budget was again re-

vised as the recommended 1964-65 program. The work budget

represents 6% increase over the last fiscal year because

that was all the money appropriated by the Legislature. No

Contingency Reserve has been provided. The 6% increase has

been used to:



(1) Provide necessary salary increases;



(2) Catch up with the 1963-64 matriculated enrollment

increase of 7.8% on the Reno Campus (4.2% was bud-

geted) and 35% on the Nevada Southern Campus (10%

was budgeted);



(3) Meet the 1964-65 needs of an expected 11% enroll-

ment increase on the Reno Campus and probably 30%

more at Nevada Southern;



(4) Provide at least token assistance to developing

graduate programs.



In presenting the budget recommendation, President Armstrong

noted that priorities are given to salary increases for fac-

ulty. 30 new positions in all categories have been includ-

ed, 18 of which are at Nevada Southern.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

unanimously that the 1964-65 Work Program be approved as

presented.



14. Personnel Recommendations



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

personnel items:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Appointments as follows:



Ivan Sack as Adjunct Professor and part-time temporary

Lecturer in Plant Science at a salary of $1000 for the per-

iod from September 12, 1963 to January 31, 1964.



Raymond Evans as Adjunct Associate Professor of Plant

Science for the academic year 1963-64.



Kathryn N. Bell as Lecturer in Home Economics at a salary

of $1300 for the academic year 1963-64 (temporary part-time

position).



Gary Arthur Cook as Assistant Extension Agent in Humboldt

County at a salary of $6600 based on twelve months' service,

effective November 1, 1963 (replacement for David Wilkins).



Donald L. Capps as Physiology Technician in Animal Science

at a total salary of $1664 for four months' service, effec-

tive October 1, 1963 (replacement for Gary L. Bischoff).



Benny Lee Coplan as Radio-Television Specialist at an annual

salary rate of $8028 based on twelve months' service, effec-

tive January 1, 1964 (replacement for Burdette Peterson).



Change in Status as follows:



David C. Wilkins from Assistant County Agent in Humboldt

County to Extension Agent in Ormsby County at a salary rate

of $7020 based on twelve months' service, effective October

15, 1963 (new position).



Reappointment as follows:



Dorothy Sanford Terry as Lecturer in Home Economics at a

salary of $1050 for the academic year 1963-64 (temporary

part-time).



COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE



Appointment as follows:



Joan Devlin as Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at a

total salary of $1060 for services from September 25, 1963

to January 31, 1964 (partial replacement for Charles

Stortroen).



AUDIO-VISUAL CENTER



Appointment as follows:



Donald B. Hudson as Technical Assistant in Graphics & Pho-

tography at a salary rate of $6100 based on twelve months'

service, effective October 1, 1963 (replacement for

Francisco Ortiz).



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



Appointments as follows:



Joel Orlen as Assistant Director for Administration at a

salary rate of $14,000 based on twelve months' service,

effective October 1, 1963 (new position).



John E. Hardaway as Research Associate at a salary rate of

$7200 based on twelve months' service, effective November

1, 1963.



Martin D. Mifflin as Research Associate at a salry rate of

$6600 based on twelve months' service, effective October 1,

1963.



Oran Richard Norton as Curator, Atmospherium-Planetarium,

at a salary rate of $7500 based on twelve months' service,

effective October 21, 1963 (replacement for Robert Moran).



Anthony L. Mindling as Graduate Assistant in Geology at a

salary rate of $2300 for five months' service, effective

September 1, 1963 (new position).



Roy K. Marshall as Consultant in Astronomy and Atmospheric

Physics for the Atmospherium-Planetarium at a salary of

$1,460.80 for six week period, effective November 1, 1963.



Lucille I. Curtis as Clerk Stenographer at an annual salary

of $3792 based on twelve months' service, effective October

1, 1963.



Joan Davlin as Lecturer from September 25, 1963 to January

31, 1964 - $500



Reappointment as follows:



Kenneth W. Parrish as Draftsman at a salary rate of $5100

based on twelve months' service, effective October 1, 1963.



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Appointments as follows:



Greta B. Blair as Graduate Assistant in Secondary Education

at a salary of $2300 for the academic year 1963-64 (unfilled

position).



112 appointments of Supervising Teachers, Fall semester,

1963-64.



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



Appointments as follows:



William C. Rose as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, 3/4

time at a salary rate of $2150 for the Fall semester, effec-

tive September 1, 1963 (replacement for Elsayed Badaway).



Andrew C. Jackson as Graduate Assistant in Mechanical Engi-

neering at a salary rate of $1125 for 1/2 time for five

months, effective September 1, 1963 (replacement for William

C. Rose).



Alfred T. Jones as Graduate Assistant in Mechanical Engi-

neering at a salary rate of $1150 for 1/2 time for five

months, effective September 1, 1963 (partial replacement

for Elsayed Badaway).



LIBRARY



Appointment as follows:



Faith M. Gianella as Technical Assistant, Special Collec-

tions Department, at a salary of $2250 for six months'

service, effective October 16, 1963 (new position).



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Appointment as follows:



Jerry L. Hughes as Graduate Assistant in Geology-Geography

at a salary of $1725 for the period November 16, 1963

through June 30, 1964 (new position).



Leave of Absence as follows:



John S. Winston, Professor of Metallurgy, without pay,

for two years beginning February 1, 1964 in order that he

might serve as Professor of Metallurgy at the Istanbul

Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, contingent upon

obtaining a suitable replacement.



NEVADA SOUTHERN



Appointment as follows:



Gene S. Hotchkiss as Library Reclassification Technician

at a total salary of $999.99 for three months' service

effective December 1, 1963 (replacement for Jacqueline E.

Stormson).



Carol A. Colina as Library Technician at a salary rate of

$4000 based on twelve months' service, effective September

12, 1963 (replacement for Pamela Du Buc).



Norman Arlen Harris as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

at a salary of $550 for the period September 12, 1963 to

January 22, 1964.



Raymond W. Heley as Lecturer in Secondary Education for

the period October 24 to December 7, 1963 at no salary,

$150 to be paid to Vocational and Adult Division, State

Department of Education to partially cover travel costs.



Yvonne Marcelle Steffen as Lecturer in French at a salary

of $875 for the period September 12, 1963 to January 22,

1964.



Andrew Adams as Lecturer in Secondary Education at a sal-

ary of $525 for the period September 23, 1963 to January 29,

1964.



John D. Bailiff as Lecturer in Philosophy at a salary of

$525 for the period September 12, 1963 to January 22, 1964.



Robert E. Foster as Lecturer in Education at a salary of

$525 for the period September 16, 1963 to January 22, 1964.



Mary Cady Johnson as Lecturer in Art at a salary of $350

for the period September 12, 1963 to January 22, 1964.



Peter Myer as Lecturer in Art at a salary of $525 for the

period September 12, 1963 to January 22, 1964.



Lee Pivornick as Lecturer in French at a salary of $525 for

the period September 12, 1963 to January 22, 1964.



Herbert C. Wells as Coordinator in Construction Materials

at a salary of $50 for the period December 6 to 15, 1963.



5 appointments in the Fall semester 1963-64 Off-Campus

Program.



7 appointments of Supervising Teachers for the Fall semester

1963-64.



Change in Status as follows:



Jacqueline E. Stormson from Reclassification Technician to

Reclassification Librarian at an annual salary rate of $7000

based on twelve months' service, effective December 1, 1963

(replacement for Sirkka Hall).



NEWS SERVICE



Appointment as follows:



Yolande Sheppard as Technical Assistant at an annual salary

rate of $4800 based on twelve months' service, effective

October 1, 1963 (new position).



Reappointment as follows:



Walter Van Tilburg Clark as Writer in Residence at a salary

rate of $13,333.32 based on twelve months' service, for the

period January 1 to June 30, 1964.



ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING



Appointment as follows:



Mary L. Ziegenhorn as Instructor in Nursing at a salary rate

rate of $5859 based on ten months' service, effective Octo-

ber 1, 1963 (replacement for Dorothy Button).



STATEWIDE SERVICES



47 appointments in the Evening Division, Fall semester 1963-

64.



20 appointments in the Off-Campus Program, Fall semester

1963-64.



SABBATICAL LEAVES



In compliance with the regulations governing sabbatical

leaves, the ad hoc Sabbatical Leave Advisory Committee, con-

sisting of Professor Joseph Lintz, Chairman, Professor Glen

Fulcher, Professor Holbert H. Hendrix, Professor Russell R.

Elliott, Professor R. J. Morris, Professor Irving Sandorf,

and Professor Ben F. Wofford, considered 17 applications.

It was possible to grant only 7 sabbatical leaves, and in

accordance with the recommendations of the Committee, Presi-

dent Armstrong recommended the following:



Professor Robert A. Hume - academic year 1964-65

Professor C. W. F. Melz - Fall semester 1964

Professor William C. Miller - Spring semester 1965

Professor Paul F. Secord - academic year 1964-65

Professor Marilyn Horn - February 1 to August 1, 1965

Associate Professor Carl W. Backman - academic year

1964-65

Associate Professor Earl W. Kersten - academic year

1964-65



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Magee, carried with

a vote of 2 "no", 6 "yes" and 1 abstaining, that the per-

sonnel recommendations be approved.



Discussion followed concerning sabbatical leave recommenda-

tions, process for selection, etc.



15. University Calendar



President Armstrong recommended the following calendar for

1964-65 and 1965-66 as approved by the University Council

and the Academic Council and also the following schedule

for Nevada Southern:



1964-65 FIRST SEMESTER 1965-66



Aug. 15 Final date for filing admission Aug. 15

credentials.

Sept. 9 Semester opens. Student housing Sept. 8

available. Preadvisement period

begins.

Sept. 10-13 Orientation and testing of new Sept. 9-12

students.

Sept. 14 Distribution of registration Sept. 13

materials.

Sept. 16 Registration Day. Sept. 15

Sept. 17 Instruction begins. Sept. 16

Sept. 25 Final date for late registration Sept. 24

and addition of courses.

Homecoming.

Oct. 28 Final date for dropping courses. Oct. 27

Oct. 31 Admission Day (no classes). Oct. 31

Nov. 11 Mid-semester. Nov. 10

Nov. 11 Veteran's Day (no classes). Nov. 11

Nov. 17 Mid-semester grade reports due. Nov. 16

Nov. 26-29 Thanksgiving vacation. Nov. 25-28

Dec. 1 Final date for filing applications Dec. 1

for graduation.

Dec. 9- Christmas vacation. Dec. 22-

Jan. 3 Jan. 4

Jan. 4-15 Preadvisement period. Jan. 5-14

Jan. 15 Final date for filing Graduate Jan. 14

Examining Committee reports.

Jan. 18-23 Semester examinations. Jan. 17-22

Jan. 25 Final grades on file with Registrar.Jan. 24

Jan. 26 Semester closes. Jan. 25



SECOND SEMESTER



Jan. 5 Final date for filing admission Jan. 5

credentials.

Jan. 27 Semester opens. Student housing Jan. 27

available.

Jan. 28-31 Orientation and testing of new Jan. 27-30

students.

Feb. 1 Distribution of registration Jan. 31

materials.

Feb. 3 Registration Day. Feb. 2

Feb. 4 Instruction begins. Feb. 3

Feb. 12 Final date for late registration Feb. 11

and adding of courses.

Mar. 15 Final date for filing applications Mar. 15

for graduation.

Mar. 17 Final date for dropping courses. Mar. 16

Mar. 31 Mid-semester. Mar. 30

Apr. 6 Mid-semester grade reports due. Apr. 5

Apr. 15-21 Easter vacation. Apr. 7-13

Apr. 25- University of Nevada Week. Apr. 24-30

May 1

May 1 Mackay Day. Apr. 30

May 21 Final date for filing Graduate May 20

Examining Committee reports.

May 27- Semester examinations. May 27-

June 3 June 2

May 30-31 Memorial Day recess (no classes). May 30

June 3 Graduating students' grades on June 2

file with Registrar.

June 4 Final grades on file with Registrar.June 3

June 5 Semester closes. June 4

June 12 Commencement (Reno) June 11

June 14 Commencement (Las Vegas) June 13



Date Day Event



May 27 Wednesday Semester closes

May 30 Saturday Memorial Day recess

May 31 Sunday Baccalaureate (Reno)

June 1 Monday Commencement (Reno)

June 3 Wednesday Commencement (Las Vegas)



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Davis, carried

unanimously that above calendars be approved as presented.



16. High School Senior Program Fee



President Armstrong recommended approval of the request of

Dean Carlson that the University charge a $25 fee of each

high school student who is recommended for the High School

Senior Program, to be paid at the time the student appears

for the Nevada Southern screening tests. The $25 fee will

be refunded to the student if the student is not accepted

for the program. The fee will be applied as part of the

registration fees if the student is accepted and registers

at Nevada Southern. If a student is accepted in the High

School Senior Program but does not register, the $25 fee

will not be refunded.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Davis, carried

unanimously that the fee charge in the amount of $25 per

student, as presented, be approved.



17. Master of Science Degree in Soil Science



President Armstrong presented with his recommendation for

approval the "Request for Permission to Offer the Master

of Science Degree in Soil Science" as approved by the Grad-

uate Committee, the University Council and the Academic

Council. Material presenting the program, including re-

quirements for admission, program of study and requirements

for the M. S. degree, Department staff, library and research

facilities, and course offerings had previously been mailed

to the members of the Board.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Davis, carried

unanimously to approve the offering of the Master of Science

Degree in Soil Science.



18. Summer Session Salary Schedule



President Armstrong recommended approval of the request of

Dean Kelly to set Summer Session salaries according to the

following schedule:



Lecture Courses: Per Credit



Professor $215

Associate Professor 190

Assistant Professor 165

Instructor 150



Laboratory Courses:



The base salary schedule for individual ranks

would remain the same but the formula used for

Evening Division laboratory courses would com-

pensate for the additional contact hours. This

formula is:



(base salary by rank x number of credits)

plus (total hours of laboratory and lecture

minus number of credits x $50) equal salary.



President Armstrong explained that at present, no distinc-

tion is made to Summer Session salaries between laboratory

and non-laboratory courses. Some faculty members in labor-

atory, studio work or activities carry a very heavy load of

contact hours, making it difficult for them to teach a full

credit hour load, resulting in a reduced salary. The for-

mula here presented for laboratory courses is the same as is

now used for the Evening Division.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the Summer Session salary schedule be

approved.



19. Acceptance of Gifts



President Armstrong presented the following list of gifts

which had been received by the University and recommended

acceptance by the Board:



Library, Reno Campus



From American Society of Civil Engineers, Ladies Auxiliary,

Reno Branch - $150 for the Bixby-Boardman Memorial Fund.



From Mr. Kenneth L. Ball, San Francisco - books, articles

and records of Durrell, Mansfield, Lagerlof, Horgan and

others.



From Representative Walter S. Baring - 50 copies of "The

Federal Government and Education", 1963.



From Mr. Russell G. Benedict, Reno - various materials deal-

ing with civil rights in Nevada.



From the Book-of-the-Month Club, New York - copy of "The New

Cold War: Moscow Versus Pekin".



From Mr. Lewis A. Brown, Reno - $10 in memory of Mr. Fred J.

Brown.



From Mr. August A. Busch, Jr., St. Louis, Missouri - copy of

"Brewed in America: History of Beer and Ale in the United

States".



From Mrs. Aubrey L. Charman, Cupertino, California - $10 in

memory of Fred J. Brown.



From Mr. H. B. Chessher, Reno - several volumes of mineral

industry publications for Mackay School of Mines Library.



From Mrs. E. L. Cord, Reno - two volumes, "Le Louvre", "La

Mussee et Les Chefs D'Oeuvre de La Peinture", in memory of

William Allen Smith.



From Mrs. Harriet P. Craven, Fallen Leaf, California - copy

of Tennyson's "In Memoriam".



From Daughters of Penelope, Reno - copies of "The Basic

Works of Aristotle", "The Dialogues of Plato", "The Complete

Greek Drama", and Godolphin's "The Greek Historians".



From Mr. G. Devereux, New York City - copy of "A Study of

Abortion in Primitive Societies".



From the Mc Kinley Park School Faculty, Reno - $7 for the

Nursing Library Fund in memory of Mr. Vernard Mc Laughlin.



From Mr. Edward E. Gourdin, Reno - copy of "United States

Department of Agriculture Year Book", 1905.



From Mrs. Edith J. Holmes, Reno - $10 in memory of William

O. Holmes.



From International Association of Machinists, Washington,

D. C. - copies of "Machinist", "Labor's Story", "The Ma-

chinists", and various pamphlets.



From Mrs. Arthur Lasher, Reno - approximately 300 books

and numerous pamphlets and magazines.



From Manzanita Hall Association, University of Nevada - copy

of "Design for Modern Living", in memory of Rebecca Sue

Kogan.



From Major General and Mrs. James May, Winnemucca - $15 in

memory of Mr. Lawrence Semenza and Brigadier General White.



From Mrs. J. A. Maynard, Loomis, California - approximately

60 volumes on Engineering.



From Mrs. Hazel Mc Curry, Reno - $5 in memory of Fred J.

Brown.



From Mrs. W. R. Millington, Redwood City, California - $10

in memory of Fred J. Brown.



From Pageant Press, Inc., New York - copy of "The Lord's

Valley" by Miss Virginia Wilson Lee, sent at the request

of the author.



From Mrs. A. L. Rice, Berkeley, California - copy of 9th

edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica".



From Mrs. John V. Mueller, Reno - 41 issues of the Journal

of Geophysical Research, numerous industry journals, and

copies of "Architectural Record".



From Regent Fred M. Anderson, Reno - several medical jour-

nals.



From Dr. John H. De Tar, Reno - copy of "The Blue Book of

the John Birch Society".



From Miss Mary Ann Ford, Reno - copy of Robert Welch's "The

Politician".



From the following donors to the Robert Q. Hale Memorial

Book Fund, a total of $293.



Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Burgess, Reno $ 5

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Cantlon, Reno 5

Mr. H. L. Cunningham, Reno 20

Mrs. Rubel David and Frances, Reno 5

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Drain, Reno 5

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Eyler, Reno 10

The Jack Farnesi family, Reno 5

The Howard Farrell family, Reno 5

The E. J. Gezelin family, Reno 5

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Goodwin, Elko 10

Mr. Dexter Guio, Reno 10

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon B. Harris, Reno 5

Dr. Robert Johnson, Reno 10

The Bruce R. Kelly family, Reno 10

Mr. E. E. Kofoed, Reno 10

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson, Sr., Reno 5

Mrs. Pearle Mathieson, Reno 15

Mr. Erwin Mc Pherson and Mr. R. W. Britton, Reno 10

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nelson, Sparks 10

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson, Reno 10

Nevada Bank of Commerce, Reno 25

Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Nevin, Reno 10

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Pendleton, Reno 5

Savage-Carter Mortgage Company, Reno 10

Sparks Toastmasters Club 1449 10

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tietje, Reno 5

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Timm, Reno 15

Mrs. Juanita Tumbleson, Reno 5

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vaillant, Reno 10

Mr. and Mrs. George Warren, Reno 5

Miss Prudence P. White, Reno 5

Mr. William M. White, Reno 15

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Zwonitzer, Reno 3



From Mrs. Ted Morrill, Reno - various newspapers, pamphlets,

pictures and other materials dealing with the study of

Nevada history.



From Mrs. Myrtle Myles, Reno - $10 for the Jack Myles Mem-

orial Bookshelf in Journalism.



From Nevada State Department of Agriculture, Carson City -

copy of "History, International Crop Improvement Associa-

tion, 1919-1961".



From Nevada State Department of Health, Speech and Hearing

Clinic, Reno - volumes 1-16 of the "Translations of the

Beltone Institute for Hearing Research".



From Mr. William J. Rice, Brooklyn, New York - 3 copies of

his book of poems and a copy of the oil painting "Stormy

Sky", by Jeanne Elsa Rice.



From Sierra Pacific Power Company, Reno - $500 to the James

E. Church Fund.



From Mr. Leroy Snyder, San Diego, California - copy of his

poetry, "The Ages".



From the Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile, Reno - $500

for purchase of books.



From Mrs. Hazel Vineis, Reno - a number of issues of "The

Reporter".



From Mrs. Willard Watts, Sparks - copy of the book, "One

Dozen Candles".



From Dr. Wendell Phillips, Honolulu, Hawaii - an inscribed

copy of his book "Qataban and Sheba".



From Mr. C. L. Robison, Los Altos, California - $5 in

memory of Fred J. Brown.



From Mr. Ivan Sack, Supervisor, U. S. Forest Service, Reno -

$100 for purchase of books and periodicals in Forestry.



From Mr. and Mrs. John A. Sala, Reno - $10 in memory of

Fred J. Brown.



From Mr. Alfred Merritt Smith, Reno - copy of his "Memoirs".



From Commander Edward P. Stafford, Sparks - copy of his

book, "The Big E".



From The Truth About Cuba Committee, Miami, Florida - copy

of "Cuba and the Rule of Law".



From the University of California Library, Los Angeles - 39

books, many by modern authors.



From Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, New York City - copy of

"Selections from the Brief Mention of Basil Lanneau Gilder-

sleeve".



Library, Las Vegas Campus



From Dr. Louis Bernkrant, Las Vegas - $9.18 for two books in

memory of Mr. Major Sweeney.



From Dr. Klaus Jurgen Citron, Vice Consul, Federal Republic

of Germany, San Francisco - "Nimmersatte Liebe".



From American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engi-

neers, Women's Auxiliary, Southern Nevada Section - $100

for a student(s) studying for a degree in the Mackay School

of Mines.



From American Society of Range Management, Nevada Section -

$100 for the Charles E. Fleming Range Management Scholarship

Fund.



From an anonymous donor, Las Vegas - $500 for the Reid

Gardner Memorial Scholarship Account.



From Mr. John J. Ascuaga, Sparks Nugget - $1000 for 4 John

Ascuaga Scholarship recipients.



From Baker, Moody & Frederikson, Consulting Engineers, Las

Vegas - $50 to establish a grant-in-aid to a student in

Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, primarily for pur-

chase of books and supplies.



From General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan - $1200

to cover four scholarships.



From the Humboldt County Bulletin, Winnemucca - $100 for a

scholarship in Journalism.



From Mrs. Safie O. Mc Murphy, Susanville, California - $200

to cover a scholarship for May Janice Dore.



From the Scholarship Board, National Association of Second-

ary-School Principals, Washington, D. C. - $1500 to cover

the Betty Crocker Scholarship for Miss Tina Rae Trelease.



From the Nevada Society of Public Accountants, Northern

District - $100 to cover the Zinn-Peck Memorial Scholarship

in Accounting, awarded to Mr. Jerry M. O'Day.



From Nevada State Nurses' Association, District Number One -

$250 to be credited to the Nevada Nurses' Association

Scholarship Account.



From Rebekah Assembly of Nevada - $100 to cover their

scholarship award to Miss Sally Sue Atkinson.



From Security National Bank, Carson City - $100 to cover

a scholarship for Mr. Dave Schaff.



From Sparks Twenty-Thirty Club - $200 to cover a scholar-

ship for Mr. Daniel Anderson.



From the State Department of Education - $2500 from the

Fleischmann Indian Education Fund to cover stipends for

five Indian students.



From Mr. and Mrs. Don C. Billick, Nevada City, California -

$5 to assist a student in the Mackay School of Mines, in

memory of Ellsworth R. Bennett.



From the Elks National Foundation - $700 for a scholarship

for Miss Mildred M. Oats.



From First Western Savings & Loan Association, Las Vegas -

$300 to cover a scholarship for Miss Pat Deck.



Loan Fund



From Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Buchanan, Sparks - $100 to be cred-

ited to the John Scott Buchanan Memorial Loan Fund.



Grants



From Reno Cancer Center, Inc. - $2,353.12 for the Allie M.

Lee Cancer Research Project.



From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - two pay-

ments of $10,000 each for the Desert Research Institute

Laboratory Fund.



From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$30,800 for the support of research entitled "X-Ray Analysis

of Rocks and Computation of 'True' Rock Composition" under

the direction of Alexis von Volborth of the Mackay School

of Mines.



From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$96,400 for the support of research entitled "Neutron Acti-

vation Analysis of Oxygen in Oxides, Minerals, and Rocks",

under the direction of Alexis von Volborth, Mackay School

of Mines.



From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$19,400 for the support of a "Conference on the History of

Geology for College Teachers", under the direction of

Joseph Lintz, Jr., Department of Geology-Geography.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

tary write notes of thanks on behalf of the Board.



20. Transfers from Contingency Reserve



President Armstrong reported the following transfers of

less than $2000 from Contingency Reserve:



#51 $30 to Student Affairs Office to allow completion of

purchase of office equipment ordered in 1962-63 but

not completed due partly to Buyer's error.



#52 $560 to Speech & Drama Department, College of Arts &

Science, to provide extra funds for forensic team

travel.



#62 $250 to Library, Reno, to provide extra in-state trav-

el money. A like amount of out-of-state money was

transferred from the Library to Special Travel by

transfer #63.



#64 $350 to Publications and News Service to provide for

printing College section of catalog.



#68 $1733 to Office of the Business Manager, wages account,

to provide extra student help needed due to increased

work load and extended sick leave of Accounts Payable

Clerk.



#69 $200 to Psychology Department, College of Arts & Sci-

ence, to provide for a $2500 level Graduate Assistant

budgeted at $2300.



#72 $233.62 to College of Agriculture to correct various

salary accounts. This transfer off-set by #75 which

transferred $227.28 from College of Agriculture to

the Contingency Reserve.



#73 $60 to Agriculture Experiment Station and Extension

Division to correct various salary accounts. This

transfer off-set by #74 which transferred $302.32

from Agriculture Experiment Station and Extension

Division to Reserve.



#79 $150 to Publications and News Service to provide for

printing of invitations and programs for opening of

Atmospherium-Planetarium.



#81 $1725 to Geology-Geography Department, Mackay School

of Mines, to provide a Graduate Assistant for Dr.

George B. Maxey for 7 1/2 months.



#91 $250 to Dean's Office, College of Education, to provide

extra in-state travel funds in conformity with previous

agreement for review of needs mid-year.



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

transfers from Contingency Reserve of more than $2000 each:



#58 $10,500 to Desert Research Institute to provide 9

months salary (October-June) at rate of $14,000 annual-

ly for Assistant Director for Administration of Desert

Research Institute.



#59 $4100 to Dean's Office, Nevada Southern, to provide for

a PBX Operator (C-14-4) deleted from General Expense

budget but through Business Manager's error, not added

to Dean's Office.



#67 $2183 to Physics Department, College of Arts & Science,

to provide matching funds for NSF equipment grant. A

part of this ($1188) had previously been provided in

the 1962-63 fiscal year but had reverted to Univer-

sity. This returns that money to Department.



#89 $3750 to Psychological Service Center to provide $2700

for a Senior Clerk-Steno (and Psychometrist) for re-

mainder of fiscal year; $400 for professional salaries

for two part-time Psychologists; and $650 for necessary

office equipment and furniture. This service has been

a part of the Psychology Department but has now exper-

ienced such a significant increase in case load that

extra help must be provided.



#90 $6521 to Office of the Business Manager, to provide

$5894 for classified salaries and $357 for retirement

and NIC premiums. The State Purchasing Department

Inventory Control Section has completed approximately

60% of the University inventory. The staff of 3 has

been cut to 1 and there is still about 18 to 20 man

months of work left to finish the inventory. The

State Department of Administration has agreed to fur-

nish the 1 man as a Supervisor if the University

would furnish 2 men. This provides 2 men for period

December 1, 1963 through June 30, 1964.



#94 $6667 to Publications and News Service to continue

Walter V. Clark for an additional six months. His

salary had been budgeted for July through December,

but the project is not completed.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the fund transfers be approved.



21. Accounts Payable Revolving Fund



President Armstrong presented the following request from Mr.

Humphrey, and recommended approval:



"At present the University has a $100,000 Accounts Payable

Revolving Fund. This $100,000 was appropriated by the State

and, if discontinued for any reason, would be return to the

State Treasury. All Fund One accounts payable checks are

written against this fund and then reimbursements secured

through the State Budget Office, Controller and Treasurer.



"The fund is not as large as it should be. It is frequently

necessary to hold checks for as long as one week until re-

imbursement of previous checks can be secured. This delay

sometimes occurs in the University Accounting Office and

sometimes at the State Offices.



"I have discussed this matter with Mr. Howard E. Barrett,

State Director of Administration, and Mr. Norman Terrell,

Fiscal Analyst, Legislative Counsel Bureau. Both agree

that the Board of Regents has the authority to add to the

Accounts Payable Revolving Fund and both understand the

reasons for desiring to add to the fund. I request that

you recommend that the Board of Regents approve increasing

the Accounts Payable Revolving Fund to $200,000 and approve

use of $100,000 of Fund One non-appropriated receipts

(which would otherwise be invested in U. S. Treasury bills)

for this purpose."



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the request to increase

the Accounts Payable Revolving Fund to $200,000, as above

represented, be approved.



22. Joe E. Moose Research Award



Dr. Moose had requested a change in the agreement of May 29,

1959 entitled "Endowment Agreement for a Joe E. Moose Re-

search Award in the Natural and Physical Sciences" to "En-

dowment Agreement for Joe E. Moose Awards in Biological

Science and in Physics", the income from the endowment to

be divided equally, annually and to be given in cash or

check to:



(1) The outstanding major in a biological science at the

end of his (her) Junior year.



(2) The outstanding Physics major at the end of his (her)

Junior year.



President Armstrong recommended that Dr. Moose's request

be granted.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the new agreement proposed by Dr. Moose

be approved.



23. Mrs. William Elwell



President Armstrong read a letter from Mrs. Elwell thanking

the Regents for the Resolution concerning the late Mr.

Elwell, and for the expressions of appreciation and friend-

ship of the Regents, faculties, and student body.



24. Fund Group No. 51, Special Gifts and Miscellaneous



President Armstrong discussed the report from Mr. Humphrey

on this fund group, that there are a number designated for

special purposes which have not been used. The University

individuals concerned have been notified of the balances

in these accounts and have been asked to use the funds as

specified by the donors, so that the accounts can be closed.

The President also made the following recommendations con-

cerning use of unused balances:



1) The Rousseau Endowment Income Fund (1-51-6-11) has a

balance of $5,362.61, and is dedicated to historical

research. President Armstrong recommended that it be

used for the expenses of the University of Nevada

history.



2) The General Electric Education and Charity Fund (1-51-

4002) of $1400. The President recommended be assigned

to the College of Engineering for various pieces of

equipment to supplement the funds in the budget.



3) The I. B. M. Education Fund (1-51-4040) of $300. Pres-

ident Armstrong recommended be assigned to the College

of Business Administration to take care of some of their

equipment needs.



4) The Vern Sullivan Bequest (1-51-4011) of $500. Presi-

dent Armstrong recommended be used to help defray the

expenses of ceremonials at Nevada Southern, especially

the 1965 Commencement.



5) The Fleischmann Grant for Electron Microscopes (1-51-

4045) has a residual balance of $981.35. President

Armstrong recommended that this be made available to the

Biology Department for equipment related to electron

microscopes.



6) Three unrestricted endowment accounts have the follow-

ing balances:



Alice Dimmitt Endowment Income (1-51-7002) $13,088.14

Lowell Daniels Endowment Income (1-51-7003) 1,833.14

Hayden Ellicott Endowment Income (1-51-7004) 10,074.67



President Armstrong recommended that these funds be held

for use, if necessary, in place of the Contingency Re-

serve.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the recommendations above concerning use of

these funds be approved.



25. Dining Commons and Dormitories



President Armstrong reported that health examinations have

now been completed for all Dining Commons and Snack Bar

employees, except one who was employed as of October 1, 1963

and that employee is scheduled to be examined this week

along with new employees. The University has been notified

by the Health Division of the State Department of Health

and Welfare that all employees are all right. Also, the

Dining Commons and Snack Bar have been inspected this Fall

by the Health Division Officers and received an "A" rating,

which is posted. They are on a six months' inspection

schedule and will abide by the strictest of Health Division

regulations.



26. Audit Report



President Armstrong distributed an audit report which was

received on December 2, 1963 from Mr. Normal Terrell, Fiscal

Analyst, Legislative Counsel Bureau, for the fiscal year

1962-63. Certain recommendations were made in a "Supple-

mental Letter to Audit Report" which were answered by Mr.

Humphrey as follows:



1 - Independent Verification of Fees and Tuitions - The

recommendation is that the Registrar's Office assess

the fees instead of the Business Manager's Office. In

view of the continuing criticism of this procedure by

the Legislative Auditor, the recommendation is that

the assessment function be transferred to the Registrar.



2 - Adjustment to Cashbook - This problem is being worked

out to the satisfaction of both offices.



3 - Responsibility for Handling Cash - If the requested new

position of Sr. Accountant is approved for 1964-65, we

will be able to reassign duties to limit cashiering to

two persons effective July, 1964.



4 - Ledger Cards, Continuing Balances - Will comply with

their request.



5 - Internal Control, Tickets Used for Various Events - New

procedures were developed and put into effect in Novem-

ber, 1963 which satisfy this recommendation.



6 - Equipment Control - The inventory of all equipment and

furniture, which was started by the State Purchasing

Department, is now 60% complete, and assume the project

will be completed the Summer of 1964.



7 - Restricted Fund Balances - These funds are restricted

under the specific authority of the Board of Regents.



8 - Consolidation of Funds - To follow the recommendation

exactly as written would be illegal although the ob-

jective is valid. Effective July 1, 1963, the Business

Office changed the cash record method to allow for less

cash in the bank. At the present time $2,341,550.08 of

operating capital is invested in U. S. Treasury Bills.

Even under the previous method, the Business Office was

quite successful in keeping this capital working and in

1962-63 $43,366.25 was earned for the University in this

manner.



9 - Suggested Legislation - Facsimile Signature Device -

Change in present law would be desirable.



27. Tax Sheltered Annuities



At the request of Dr. Armstrong, Mr. Humphrey had checked

into the possibility of making the salary-or-annuity option

available to University staff members. He reported that

the Internal Revenue Service has issued private rulings

stating that institutions included in 501 (c) (3) of the

Internal Revenue Service Code can make tax deferred annuity

contributions for an employee in lieu of taxable salary

payments. If the staff member elects to take a reduction

in salary, or forego an increase, in return for his insti-

tution's purchase of a non-forfeitable (fully vested) annu-

ity contract for him, the amounts so contributed by the

institution will not be taxed to the employee currently,

within the limits of his Exclusion Allowance. Instead, the

compensation is deferred to the retirement years and will

be taxable as received in the form of annuity income. Pres-

ident Armstrong recommended approval by the Board, and the

adoption of the following resolution as the first step:



RESOLUTION #63-9



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

desires to provide retirement annuity contracts for cer-

tain of its employees as portions of their compensations;

and



WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Board of Regents that

these annuity contracts will qualify under the terms of

Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that

the premiums paid by the University for the annuity con-

tracts will not currently be considered as income paid to

the employees concerned; and



WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Board of Regents that

the purchase of each annuity contract shall continue in

full effect until the employee concerned retires, dies or

is terminated, whichever event occurs first, provided all

rights under the said annuity contract shall be exercisable

by the employee concerned;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:



That the Board of Regents does hereby authorize and approve

the purchase of annuity contracts issued by any company

properly authorized and licensed to do business in Nevada,

the amount of such premiums to be not more than 16.67% of

the employee's gross salary; and



The Board of Regents does hereby authorize the President

of the University of Nevada to act on its behalf in respect

to these annuity contracts and to formulate rules and pro-

cedures for their purchase and administration.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the above resolution be adopted and that

the Administration be authorized to proceed with the plan.



28. Student Refunds



President Armstrong had received two requests for a refund

of fees which are not in conformity with the statement in

the catalog as adopted by the Board of Regents at their

meeting on October 27, 1961.



One request was from Roland A. Pagni, who had received an

eye injury prior to the opening of school. Upon advice of

his physician, he registered in the University, and later,

also upon the advice of his physician, he withdrew, not

having attended any classes.



The other request was from Edward Mitchell, who withdrew

also for health reasons upon the advice of his physician.



President Armstrong recommended that the rule governing

refunds not be changed, and therefore that these requests

not be granted.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously to re-affirm the previously adopted policy re-

garding refund of fees, as stated in the University catalog.



After the vote was taken, Regents Lombardi and Davis asked

that the record show that they are not in favor of denying

the Pagni request.



29. Association of Governing Boards



Mrs. Magee discussed the interest of the AGB members who

would be attending the meeting in May in visiting Las Vegas

after the Reno meeting, and apart from the meeting itself.

She proposed that one of the Regents in Southern Nevada,

perhaps Dr. White, be named to host this group and to

arrange for a tour, including the Las Vegas Campus. The

Regents gave informal approval to the appointment of Dr.

White.



30. Regents Meetings



The following dates were set for meetings of the Board:



Saturday, January 25, 1964, in Reno, to act on rec-

ommendations for promotion, tenure, etc.



Saturday, March 28, 1964, in Fallon, to act on salary

matters - the Regents' Salary Committee to meet in

Reno on Friday, March 27.



Saturday, May 2, 1964, in Las Vegas.



The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

12-07-1963