12/09/1933

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

December 9-10, 1933 



12-09-1933
Volume 5 - Page 138

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      December 9, 1933

The Board of Regents met in the Office of the President at 10
o'clock Saturday morning, December 9, 1933.  Present:  Chairman
Brown, Messrs. Williams and Ross.

The minutes of the August 26th meeting were unanimously approved.

The President submitted the "Thank You" letters from Mrs. H. E.
Reid for flowers and from Florence Gulling for the Regents Fresh-
man Scholarship.

The President submitted the Report of the University of Nevada
delegate, Mrs. Catharine Huntley, to the inaugural ceremonies of
President Thurber of the University of Redlands.

The recommendation of Professor A. E. Hill that Mr. Russell C.
Ross be appointed Assistant in English, teaching at least one
section of Freshman Composition, for the current University year,
without compensation, was unanimously approved.

The recommendation of Professor Walter Palmer, Head of Depart-
ment of Metallurgy, to Director Fulton of the Mackay School of
Mines and by him submitted to the President, that his Assistant
Professor William I. Smyth be advanced to the rank of Associate
Professor of Metallurgy without additional compensation, was
unanimously approved.

The President's recommendation at the request of Superintendent
of Buildings and Grounds that John Rosasco, now in his 10th year
of serving on the Campus, be taken from the $4 per day rank and
placed on the payroll regularly at $110 per month, effective
December 1, 1933, was unanimously approved.

The President suggested that the members of the Board each give
some thought to a possible building program to be funded by the
Public Works Administration since this P. W. A. offers to give
outright, say, $60,000 out of $200,000 and permit the issuing
of bonds carrying 4% interest to a time limit not exceeding 40
years, which bonds the Government will take.  For the Univer-
sity this is not possible without direct legislative action in-
itiated by the Governor since the University has voluntarily
suspended its permanent construction tax levy and has turned
back to the State the accumulation in our building fund.

The President stated that to date 14 projects had been submitted
to the Nevada Civil Works Administration Head for approval.  That
the estimated cost of these Campus repairing and improvement jobs
totaled a little more than $16,500 of which average for materi-
als was about 30% and in but one of these to date exceeded the
Administration limit of 40%.  There are 4 other projects being
rounded out which will later be submitted for approval.  The
Civil Works Administration Funds became available in late Novem-
ber and this particular part of the program lapses February 15,
1934.  The idea is that at least 60% of the amount allotted shall
be used for the payment of labor on civic, county and State jobs
in Nevada.

The action of the Chairman of the Board and the President in
signing the projects already submitted for approval and to be
submitted was, on motion of Mr. Ross, approved by the following
vote:

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Judge Brown reported the purchase by him and Comptroller Gorman,
to whom the management of the Rousseau Estate was entrusted, of
7 Charity and Public Welfare bonds authorized by the last Legis-
lature at $7000 par.  Mr. Ross moved that the Board confirm the
action of the Chairman and Treasurer of the Board.  Vote:

    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The next regular meeting of the Board was set for the last Satur-
day in January, January 27, 1934.

Adjourned.

                             George S. Brown
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary