UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume OE - Pages 163-170
December 10, 1918
The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
on December 10 at 10:45 by Acting Chairman Sullivan.
The following were present: Regents Sullivan, Curler and Baker,
and President Clark. Absent: Regents Abel and O'Brien.
The minutes of the meetings of May 7 and September 10, 1918 were
The following items of unfinished business were reported on by
the President for approval of the Board:
1. The matter of the David Russell investment in Riverside Mill
bonds to the amount of $12,500. The President reported that
on careful investigation of the conditions under which this
amount had been invested in Riverside bonds, he had informed
the Washoe County Bank that he would now be willing to accede
to an extension of time, as the majority of stock holders had
already done. He had had the legal opinion of Mr. Price on
the matter, and had looked into the safety of the investment
before making this decision. Approval of the Board on this
assenting to the extension for 5 years was asked by the Pres-
ident as the Trustee of the fund.
It was moved by Mr. Curler that the Board approve the action
of the President with respect to the David Russell Estate in
the Riverside Mill Co. bonds. Motion carried, all voting
2. The Committee report adopted by the University Senate with
reference to the granting of University credit to students
who entered the Army or Navy service during the war, as
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
November 30, 1918
Report on College Credit for Students Who Have
Served in the United States Army or Navy
1. Any student who left the University and entered directly
into Military Service, after the middle of any given
semester, and whose grade in any subject at the time of
his withdrawal was 80% or above, will be given the full
semester's credit in that course.
2. Any student who entered military service will be given
two College credits for each 3 months period which he
remained in service up to one year, but in no instance
shall this credit exceed 8 units.
3. Any student who entered an officer's training school,
and attained a commission from the school, will be given
6 College credits, in addition to those specified under
the preceding paragraph.
4. Any student who has received 8 or more units of the above
credit for military training shall not be given any addi-
tional credit for later military training in the Univer-
5. The above credit under paragraph 3 will usually be ap-
plied to fulfill the requirements for electives, but
when any of the above credits represent technical or
special work of any kind, they may be applied to fulfill
requirements of a prescribed College course. The de-
tails of this adjustment will be administered by the Dean
of the College in conference with the Head of the Depart-
ment for which the war work is to be a substitute.
It was moved by Regent Curler that the action of the Presi-
dent and the University Senate in regard to the credit to
be given to students of the U. S. Army or Navy be approved.
Motion carried, all voting aye.
3. As asked for in the last meeting, the Sagebrush presented a
list of names to whom the Sagebrush was being sent through
the courtesy of the Regents. List accepted and passed for
filing. Regent Sullivan reported that he was not receiving
the paper and that his name did not appear on the list.
4. In accordance with the instructions to the committee for the
acceptance of the Agricultural building, the building was
duly accepted on October 3, 1918, inspection by the committee
occurred on September 24. The President recommended that any
penalties or fines that might be imposed for incompleteness
of the building by the contract time or the extended time,
It was moved by Regent Baker that the action of the committee
appointed at the last meeting to inspect and accept for the
Board the Agricultural building be approved, and also that
any penalties or fines that were imposed, be remitted. Mo-
tion carried, vote:
Mrs. Baker Aye
Mr. Curler Aye
Dr. Sullivan Aye
The President reported on the following matters for the informa-
tion of the Board:
1. The general financial condition of the University stating
that he would ask for a meeting of the Finance Committee
later in the month to go over the final financial reports
to be submitted by the Comptroller at the close of the month
and for the year.
2. The President's trip to the East in November in attendance
at the annual meeting of State University Presidents and also
his visit and interview with Mr. Mackay.
3. The influenza situation and on University quarantine which
had been established on October 11th, lifted November 18th.
4. The S. A. T. C., organized with due ceremony as such on Octo-
ber 1, and demobilization orders received to begin such
demobilization on December 2, the same to be completed by
December 21, 1918.
5. The death of Coach Ray M. Whisman on November 2, 1918.
6. The death on November 18, 1918 of Mrs. Walter A. Clark, Jr.,
of Los Angeles, the donor of the Catherine Hayes Mc Manus
Scholarship of $250.
7. The fire in the Chemistry building on December 5th. Insur-
ance adjustments are under way and the total amount allowed
by adjusters to put the building in shape and replace ap-
paratus and equipment was $1337.94.
8. The Jim Butler Mining Company of Tonopah, through the Presi-
dent of the Company, Mr. Frederick Bradshaw, had donated to
the Mackay School of Mines the splendid models used in the
Jim Butler - West End Suite.
9. Due to the armistice, a number of the boys in service were
planning on returning to College and were asking for work.
The President's judgment of the enrollment for the coming
semester was that there would be a small number of men and
a possible fair enrollment of women. The President was of
the opinion also that a different system of allotting
Janitorial positions should be worked out. The system of
having the two women now employed and the one man gave
better results than the former student Janitorial Services.
He recommended that Mr. Lynch, as Supervisor of Buildings
and Grounds, should also have entire charge of the Janitorial
Service formerly under Mr. Gassaway. The possibility of the
return of Mr. Gassaway, now on leave for the duration of the
war, from November 1, 1918, without pay, was brought up and
the President considered that in the event that he did re-
turn, the different organization should be adhered to, that
of having the Janitorial and Caretaking work under the super-
vision of Mr. Lynch and that the number of Janitorial posi-
tions given to students be limited.
The discussion brought up the question of the interpretation
of the "leave of absence" for the duration of the war, wheth-
er the leave expired with the declaration of the armistice or
when the peace agreement was signed. He believed in a fair
interpretation -- that is, for such time beyond the signing
of the peace as will be necessary for persons on such leaves
to get their discharge if enlisted for the duration of the
war. In regard to the student labor, the President was of
the opinion that students should be given positions such as
they were fitted for or in line with the work they were do-
ing in the University, provided of course that there were
positions of this kind open.
The President recommended the following:
1. That Miss Helena Shade, Y. W. C. A. resident Secretary,
who by the former arrangement of the Board was receiving
her board and room for services, be put on the University
payroll, beginning September 1, 1918, at $40 per month,
and closing when her duties closed in May, as the assistant
to Dean Margaret Mack in Manzanita Hall, Miss Shade to pay
her board and room out of the amount.
2. That the automobile allowance for members of the staff who
used their autos for occasional official trips, effective
September 1, 1918, be 10 cents per mile instead of 8 cents,
as the former arrangement, subject to the following limita-
a. In case any member of the staff should present such
vouchers for an amount over 4000 miles within any
calendar year, he shall be allowed only 4 1/2 cents
per mile for his mileage in excess of 4000.
b. No voucher must be honored which calls for more than
the regular railroad passenger fare between the ter-
minals of the trip, provided the trip could have been
made by railroad.
c. No one must put in vouchers for auto travel over a
route which that person has a railroad pass issued to
him as a University staff member.
d. It is entirely improper that the owner of an auto
should put in any vouchers for local travel to and
from his own home or from the University downtown and
3. A reallotment to the various Public Service Departments of
the Pulic Service balance which would otherwise revert,
the savings having come through the reduction in the Food
and Drugs Department due to the absence of Professor Dins-
more. This reallotment was agreed to by the Food and Drugs
Commission and is as follows:
Experiment Station $ 306.74
State Analytical Lab 1156.00
State Hygienic Lab 250.00
State Vet. Control Service 530.00
Agricultural Extension 650.00
4. That Mr. Christian S. Neilsen be put in charge of all of the
work of the Dairy Department at a salary of $110 per month,
beginning November 1, 1918, this being the recommendation
also of Dean Knight of the College of Agriculture.
5. That the resignation of Scott Jameson, Analyst in the State
Mining Laboratory, effective October 31, 1918, be accepted,
Mr. Jameson leaving to go into a better position, and that
Mr. Henry L. Higgins, now in charge of the work for the
State Assayer, be put in charge also of the work of the
Analytical Laboratory, the arrangement for the balance of
this year being that he receive $25 from the State Fund
and $150 from the State Assayer.
6. That Professor Frandsen, who relieved Dr. Ruediger during
his illness and that of his family, for 18 days in the State
Hygienic Laboratory (October 13 to November 7), be allowed
$75 extra compensation for these duties, this being at the
rate of 1/2 the salary of the regular Director, as has been
In the discussion that arose out of the matter of compensa-
tion for Professor Frandsen in the Hygienic Laboratory, the
President stated for the information of the Board that Dr.
Ruediger had brought to him the proposition that had come
through the State Board of Health whereby that Board might
take over the Hygienic Laboratory. This had been urged by
the physicians working toward a more effective State control
of health service. The President thought possibly the Food
and Drugs Control Service might also well go into this
organization. He thought it might be a wise consolidation
provided there was not something in the history of the Uni-
versity which might make it wiser to retain the present
organization. The President had discussed the matter with
some of the men in the Public Service Division regarding
the wisdom of the plan.
7. On the recommendation of Dr. Records, approved by Director
Doten, that the salary of Miss Ruth Miller be made $45 per
month from the Experiment Station funds instead of $40,
effective January 1, 1919.
8. On the recommendation of Dr. Records, that the salary of
Charles Reagan, assistant in the Veterinary Department, be
increased from $75 to $80 from the Veterinary Control Serv-
ice Fund, effective January 1, 1919.
At this point the President spoke of his desire to have
been able at this time to recommend an increase in the
standard of the salaries of the faculty generally. His
ability to have done this at this time depended on the
government aid received through the soldier training and
on account of members absent on leave for war service.
Had the war continued he felt that he would have been
justified at this time in making such recommendation.
9. Mr. Romanzo Adams, who had been a member of the faculty for
the past 17 years, and who had not in this time taken any
leave of absence, was in serious ill health. His wife was
also ill. A leave of absence with pay was recommended for
Dr. Adams, effective immediately, that he might go away for
diagnosis and treatment until September 1, 1919, if Dr.
Adams desired the leave to continue that length of time.
The matter was discussed, and the Board concurred with the
recommendation of the President.
In this connection the President reported for the informa-
tion of the Board, only, the possibility of a leave of ab-
sence for Professor C. R. Hill of the Department of Civil
Engineering for Overseas Y. M. C. A. educational service.
He considered that the work could be arranged as the en-
rollment of men in the Engineering College would probably
be small the coming semester.
The possibility also of Mr. H. B. Bulmer, Acting Commis-
sioner of Food and Drugs Control and Weights and Measures,
severing his connection with the Public Service Division
to accept a position in Mining Engineering lines at a con-
siderable advance in salary, was reported to the Board.
10. The President reported to the Board that he did not think
it well at present to fill the position left vacant by the
death of Coach Whisman, but that the position should be
filled for the Fall semester. Miss Sameth of the Department
of Physical Education for Women has spoken concerning a pos-
sible leave of absence next year for the purpose of doing
work in a Medical School along her lines. With this in mind
and as the Coach had been giving athletic work to young wom-
en, he recommended the appointment of Miss Catherine Somers,
as assistant to Miss Sameth for the coming semester at a
salary of $100 per month, beginning January 1, up to next
September, when she might take over full work if Miss Sameth
took the leave of absence, and if Miss Sameth did go, an
increase in salary of $10 per month, the understanding with
Miss Somers being that she was to teach the work in Physical
Education in the 1919 Summer Session without extra compensa-
tion. Miss Sommers is to have the rank of Instructor in the
11. Dr. Lincoln presented for approval course of study adopted
for the secondary Mining Schools in the State, which the
President recommended approved.
In a blanket motion to cover the above 11 recommendations, Regent
Curler moved that the recommendations of the President as made to
the Board be approved and arrangements be made for compensations
as recommended. Vote:
Mrs. Baker Aye
Mr. Curler Aye
Dr. Sullivan Aye
The President reported to the Board that either Director Doten
or Mr. C. E. Fleming of the Experiment Station would attend the
deferred meeting of the American Association of Agricultural
Colleges and Experiment Stations to be held in Baltimore early
in January. The President had hoped to attend this meeting while
East but on account of influenza conditions it had been deferred.
Director Doten had adopted a policy of allowing a staff represen-
tative to go and for this reason it was very likely Mr. Fleming,
who had been doing excellent work in Range Management, would go.
No further business occurring, the meeting adjourned.
J. J. Sullivan, M. D.