UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 6 - Pages 185-203
December 10, 1949
The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by the Chairman at 9:15 A.M., December 10, 1949, in the office of
the President. Present: Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Arentz, Ross
and Acting President Parker. A phone call from Mr. Cahlan in-
formed the Regents that he was snowbound in Hawthorne and would
be unable to continue on to Reno to attend the meeting.
Reporter Robert Bennyhoff and Bryn Armstrong came into the meet-
ing at 9:20 A.M.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the reading of the
minutes of the previous meeting, August 26-27, 1949, be dispensed
with, in view of the fact that each member of the Board had re-
ceived a copy, and that they be approved as submitted.
Mr. Springmeyer of the Legislative Counsel Bureau came in at
9:25 A.M. and remained with the Regents throughout the day.
Comptroller Hayden was present for the following recommendations:
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the follow-
ing lists of claims, approved by the Executive Committee,
List No. 2, Regents Checks Nos. 90-25 to 90-47,
inclusive, totaling $109,027.79.
List No. 2, State Claims Nos. 90-28 to 90-50,
inclusive, totaling $43,228.50.
List No. 3, Regents Checks Nos. 90-48 to 90-72A,
inclusive, totaling $198,450.87.
List No. 3, State Claims Nos. 90-51 to 90-86,
inclusive, totaling $81,725.09.
List No. 4, Regents Checks Nos. 90-73 to 90-101,
inclusive, totaling $215,085.33.
List No. 4, State Claims Nos. 90-87 to 90-118,
inclusive, totaling $83,792.14.
List No. 5, Regents Checks Nos. 90-102 to 90-131,
inclusive, totaling $199, 497.11.
List No. 5, State Claims Nos. 90-119 to 90-153,
inclusive, totaling $83,214.44.
(2) Bureau of Community Facilities
On October 1, 1949, the Comptroller was requested to
execute a Transfer, Receipt and Agreement covering certain
equipment received from the Bureau of Community Facilities.
Chairman Ross signed the document in accord with a previ-
ous resolution of the Board of Regents. The Bureau of
Community Facilities, however, requests a resolution by
the Regents ratifying the action of the Chairman.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the follow-
ing resolution be adopted:
RESOLVED, that the action of Chairman Ross in signing
the Transfer, Receipt and Agreement, dated October 1,
1949, between the United States of America and the
University of Nevada respecting certain equipment
described in such Transfer, Receipt and Agreement, be
ratified, confirmed and approved; and that Chairman
Ross be authorized to sign, for the Board of Regents,
all future documents of Transfer, Receipt and Agree-
ment pertaining to the above equipment.
(3) Postal Telegraph Stock
Letter under date of August 29, 1949 from the Receiver of
Postal Telegraph, Inc. was presented notifying the Uni-
versity that "the Receiver in Dissolution of Postal Tele-
graph, Inc. was authorized to pay a final liquidating
dividend upon each share of the common stock of said
corporation upon the filing by each owner thereof of a
proof of his ownership of such shares in the form pre-
scribed by the Chancellor, together with the certificates
evidencing said shares and any assignment or other in-
strument evidencing the ownership thereof."
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the Comp-
troller be authorized to comply with the above request in
completing proof of ownership and forwarding certificates
for 2400 shares of Common Stock $1 p. v., Certificate Nos.
JC-6962 to JC-6985, inclusive, in the Mackay Fund.
(4) Jewett W. Adams Scholarship Fund
At a meeting of the shareholders of the Bank of California,
held October 11, 1949, the necessary amendments to the
Articles of Association were adopted to change the par
value from $100 to $20 and the number of issued and out-
standing shares was increased from 85,000 to 425,000.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the Comp-
troller be authorized to send Certificate #09212 covering
20 shares of this stock owned by the Jewett Adams Fund,
to the Bank of California so that a new certificate for
100 shares can be issued.
(5) Security National Bank
Pursuant to Regents' action of February 18, 1946, Federal
Account #1, consisting of Experiment Station Funds, was
transferred from the First National Bank to the Security
National Bank. Government bonds have been placed in trust
with the Wells Fargo Bank guaranteeing our deposits with
them and the Comptroller's office holds the trust receipt.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that, because of
various maturity dates on the bonds placed in trust, at
which times the Bank will wish to substitute new bonds
for some of those in trust, the Comptroller be authorized
to make such substitution when necessary.
(6) Retirement Pay
In view of the fact that the University is now paying
pensions on two different scales - those retired under
the emeritus system receiving 1/4 of their average salary
for the 5 years previous (except in cases of special
agreement), and those retired under the present Retirement
Plan receiving 1/3 of their average salary for the 5 years
previous - Colonel Parker recommended that those being
paid on a 25% basis be increased to the 33 1/3% basis.
An opinion from the Attorney General stated that the Re-
gents had the right to make this increase.
The following statement of proposed increases was presented
by Mr. Hayden:
Name Monthly Salary Monthly Salary Incr.
Walter E. Clark $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ .00
Peter Frandsen 75.00 100.00 25.00
Robert Stewart 100.00 133.33 33.33
Katherine Riegelhuth 75.00 100.00 25.00
C. M. Beckwith 50.00 66.66 16.66
H. P. Boardman 75.00 100.00 25.00
C. L. Brown 37.50 50.00 12.50
Jeanne E. Wier 75.00 100.00 25.00
Sarah L. Lewis 75.00 100.00 25.00
J. D. Layman 112.50 112.50 .00
J. E. Church 81.25 108.33 27.08
Total $ 906.25 $ 1,120.82 $ 214.57
Yearly Basis $10,875.00 $13,449.84 $2,574.84
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the above rec-
ommendation be approved, effective January 1, 1950.
(7) Recommendations on Personnel
The President presented the following recommendations on
a) That, effective November 15, 1949, Mrs. Islay Stephen
be appointed as Reference Librarian, at a salary of
$3000 per year, in the place of Miss Georgia Marshon,
b) That, effective November 8, 1949, Mrs. Caryl H. Moore
be appointed as Loan Librarian, at a salary of $2800
per year, in the place of Mrs. Sibylla Gibson, resign-
c) That, effective September 1, 1949, Mr. Conrad Martin
be appointed as Instructor in Geology for the Fall
semester, 1949, at a salary of $1600 for the semester,
in the place of Mr. Robert Prince, resigned.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the above
recommendations on personnel be approved.
(8) Agricultural Economics
The President presented Director Wittwer's request that
an additional Instructor be employed in the Department of
Agricultural Economics for the Spring semester 1950, so
that all courses in the Department necessary for gradua-
tion can be taught.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the Board
approve the above request and that the President be
directed to have an investigation made into the courses
offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics and
the Department of Economics with a view to avoiding dupli-
cation in the two Departments, and that a report of the
investigation be submitted to the Regents in time for
their consideration before plans are completed for the
Comptroller Hayden presented:
(a) Statement of general funds showing an estimated balance
as of December 30, 1949 in the amount of $18,857.62.
(b) Statement of final cost of Hartman Halls in the amount
(c) Report on salary adjustments. In accord with Regents'
action at their last meeting, a restudy was made of the
salary adjustments due those effected by the change
from 12 to 10 months basis, and approvals of the amounts
obtained from those individuals, so that a final satis-
factory settlement can now be made. Cost to the Uni-
versity amounts to $4,442.88.
The Comptroller left the meeting at this point.
Churchill County Farm Bureau Committee
At 10:15 A.M. the following representatives of the Churchill
County Farm Bureau appeared before the Regents: Harry
Corkill, Chairman of the Committee, Roy Watkins, President
of Churchill County Farm Bureau, Ralph Lattin, Don Chapman,
Mr. Corkill opened the discussion by stating that at the
last meeting of the Board of Directors of the Churchill
County Farm Bureau it was decided to file a protest of the
curtailment of staff at the Extension Office in Churchill
County in the transfer of James Jensen, Assistant County
Agent, from the Fallon office to Tonopah. He pointed out
that the boys and girls 4-H Club work has made great progress
in the 3 years of Mr. Jensen's service and that citizens of
Churchill County feel the work should continue on its present
level. He said that Mr. Jensen was transferred without any
reason given and without consultation with the Farm Bureau
Board, and, so far, as can be determined, without a replace-
ment, though on other matters Mr. Creel had asked the advice
of the Farm Bureau Board. Mr. Corkill then asked for an
investigation by the Board of Regents into the affairs of
the Agricultural Extension Service, stating that investiga-
tion of this one phase of Extension work would naturally
lead to investigation of others.
Colonel Parker spoke briefly for the University, stating
that the budget presented for County Extension work had been
out in the Legislature and that then was the time for those
interested to do something about it.
Mr. Creel explained that the Agent for Churchill County has
been paid by a federal grant from the Department of Agri-
culture. This made possible the assignment of Mr. Jensen to
Churchill County on a 1/2 time basis. In order to increase
his salary, however, it was necessary to promote him to a
higher position as County Agent. Mr. Creel further expressed
his sympathy with the situation in Churchill County and prom-
ised to continue to ask, at the proper time, for continuance
of the federal grant. He pointed out that Churchill County
has reduced its contribution in support of the County Ex-
tension work by about 40%.
In reply to Mr. Creel, Mr. Corkill stated that he feels there
is no lack of money, but that too much is being spent on ad-
ministration and not enough in the field. He stated that
personalities are not involved in the argument.
Mr. Frey spoke on behalf of the services of Mr. York, the
County Agent, and expressed the feeling that Mr. York could
not carry on the work without an Assistant. There was some
fear, therefore, that the services of Mr. York would be lost,
Mr. Watkins said that he is proud of the 4-H work in his
County. He hoped that all concerned could get together so
that it could continue.
Mr. Chapman, father of 3 boys, all in 4-H work, praised the
program and what it does for both boys and girls, now and in
later life. He protested, also, the overhead in the Ex-
tension Service on the Campus and called attention to salary
increases granted to administrative personnel.
Colonel Parker asked the question, "Would you be willing to
leave the responsibility to this office to investigate and
submit to you a report, giving figures showing you that
Churchill County is or is not getting its share of federal
funds and State funds, and then we will ask you the question
of whether you are contributing your share of County funds?"
Mr. Lattin, State Senator, challenged the inference that the
Legislature had not been actively interested, but stated
that they felt there was sufficient money appropriated to
carry on the work. He stressed the need for and the value
of Extension work to the farmers, as well as 4-H Club work
for the children. He felt that the problems were not County
but State problems and should be met on that basis. He
deplored government regulations which grant funds upon ever
increasing appropriations from the State.
Mr. Corkill thanked the Regents for their time and attention
and offered to furnish any information needed by the Regents
in their consideration of this matter.
Colonel Parker thanked the group for their interest and
promised that the case would be studied, along with other
factors which would come out of the meeting, and the Univer-
sity Administration would do its best to give a satisfactory
solution to the problem.
The Farm Bureau Committee left at 11:10 A.M.
President's Recommendations (continued):
Mr. Hayden returned and was present for the following recommenda-
(9) Clerical Personnel Code
Colonel Parker presented the Code for Clerical Personnel,
as agreed upon by himself and the Committee appointed to
investigate and make recommendations for improvements
which would correct faults in the present system.
Code for Clerical Personnel
1. Personnel Affected by This Code:
a. All clerical personnel permanently or temporarily
employed on the Campus. This includes the Public
Service Divisions under the control of the Uni-
versity of Nevada.
b. Students temporarily employed by the hour for
2. Classification and Rates:
The following classifications and rates of pay are
a. Junior Clerk-Typist $140 $145 $150 $155 $160
b. Senior Clerk-Typist $160 $165 $170 $175
c. Junior Secretary $160 $165 $170 $175 $180
d. Senior Secretary $175 $180 $185 $190 $195 $200
e. Junior Account Clerk $160 $165 $170 $175 $180
f. Senior Account Clerk $175 $180 $185 $190 $195 $200
g. All positions paying more than $200 per month are
h. Students employed at hourly rates are unclassi-
fied. Standard rates are 62 1/2 cents per hour
and 75 cents per hour. A higher rate may be paid
if prior approval of the Board is obtained.
i. Persons holding full-time positions are not to be
paid by the University for employment in any other
a. The President's Secretary, in addition to her
other duties, will act as Personnel Director. For
on-campus positions, she will receive all appli-
cations, interview all applicants, prepare and
maintain all personnel records except fiscal and
leave records, assist in filling vacancies, and
supervise the equitable operation of this Code.
She will not be responsible for students hired by
b. The Dean of Men will maintain an employment agency
for male students hired by the hour. The Dean of
Women will maintain an employment agency for women
students hired by the hour.
c. Final approval of all initial appointments to
classified positions is delegated to the Depart-
ment Heads concerned. They will initiate and
forward to the Clerical Personnel Board for final
approval all recommendations for changes in status
d. The following will constitute the permanent Cleri-
cal Personnel Board:
The Comptroller, Chairman
The President's Secretary
A Representative designated by the Public
Service Advisory Committee
A Faculty Representative designated by the
One Clerical Representative designated by
the Council of Agricultural Directors
e. The functions of the Clerical Personnel Board are:
(1) To prepre and maintain specifications for
each classification, in other words, state
the requirements for each group of similar
(2) To prepare and maintain qualifications for
each classification, in other words, state
generally what basic knowledge and skills an
applicant must have in order to be eligible
for the jobs in each group.
(3) To prepare and maintain a list showing allot-
ment of employees by class to each office.
(4) To effect the initial classification of all
employees subject to classification as of
June 30, 1949, and to give final approval to
all changes in status of classified personnel
after that date.
(5) To supervise the operation of the permanent
(6) To prescribe the instruction in University
regulations and procedures which is necessary
for each classification.
(7) To consider appeals of clerical personnel.
(8) To keep this Code constantly under review.
f. Action on unclassified personnel paid over $200
per month will be taken by the Board of Regents.
g. Students paid by the hour out of Department budg-
ets will be hired directly by the Department Heads
a. The Director of Personnel will keep the following
(1) Specifications for each classification.
These list duties and responsibilities. Any
job analyses made should be filed with the
specifications for the classification assign-
ed to that job by the Clerical Personnel
Board. Specifications should include primary
duties and responsibilities (i. e., those
pertaining to assigned jobs), and secondary
duties and responsibilities (i. e., a state-
ment that the employee must become generally
familiar with some other specified job and
be prepared to assume its duties in emergen-
(2) Qualifications for each classification.
These list knowledge and skills an individu-
al must have to qualify for each class.
(3) A file for each individual which will in-
clude application forms, interview forms,
results of tests and record of assignment.
(4) An up-to-date graphic presentation of the pay
situation for all except students paid by the
b. The Comptroller will keep all fiscal records.
c. Department Heads will keep all leave records.
5. Changes in Classification and Pay of Classified
a. Each new employee in a classified position shall
start at the lowest rate for her class. The
Board may approve promotion from a lower to any
higher classified status at any time after the
first full month of employment. After the first
4 months, she will receive an automatic increase
of $5 on July 1 of each year provided there has
been no other increase during the preceding year.
This will continue until she has reached the top
rate in her class, after which there will be no
further increase unless and until the Board has
approved a change to a higher classification.
6. Unclassified Personnel:
a. Pay rates above $200 per month must be specifical-
ly approved by the Board of Regents. Such cases
are removed from all classification and handled
as individual cases.
b. Students paid by the hour are governed entirely by
the temporry agreements under which they are em-
ployed. They are subject to no other rules re-
garding hours of work, tax deduction, retirement
pay, etc., except that federal income tax deduc-
tions will be made by the Comptroller. No leave
allowances accrue to employees paid by the hour.
7. Working Hours:
a. Working hours shall be from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30
P.M., from Monday through Friday, with one hour
for lunch, and 8:30 until noon on Saturday. The
Department Head may, with the approval of the
President, change these hours so long as the total
number of working hours per day is adhered to. In
the event of overtime, allowance will be made for
equivalent time off; such time off to take place
within 30 days of the overtime period worked, un-
less special arrangements are made with Department
Heads. Department Heads will allow time off for
8. Vactions and Holidays:
a. Each full-time employee will be granted leave of
absence with pay at the rate of 12 working days
per year. (Subject to interpretation of the State
law.) Such leave will accrue at the rate of one
day for each full calendar month, commencing with
the date of initial employment. No accrued leave
will be utilized during the first 6 months of
employment. When employment is terminated during
the first 6 months, accrued leave is forfeited.
Fractional months will not be considered in com-
puting accrued leave. In computing leave used,
a Saturday will be charged as a 1/2 day. Leave
may be accumulated until it totals 12 days, after
which no further leave shall accrue until leave
used brings the total below 12. Accrued leave may
be utilized as terminal leave or paid for on
separation as though so utilized. Leave accrues
while on leave. For permanent 1/2-time employees,
leave will accrue and be utilized in a similar
b. Department Chairmen are charged with the operation
of the leave plan and with keeping the necessary
records. On separation, the completed record must
be furnished to the Comptroller as a basis for
c. Leave should be planned for those periods when the
work load is lightest. Only under exceptional
circumstances will leave be granted to other than
Public Service employees while the University is
in session. All personnel should be encouraged
to utilize leave time fully and regularly as a
part of the recreational program, which is neces-
sary to every individuals' physical and mental
d. To put this plan into effect, records will be
started as of June 30, 1949, with a statement of
leave due at that time and accruals computed
commencing with July 1.
e. Holidays: New Years Day Nevada Day
Memorial Day *Armistice Day
Fourth of July Thanksgiving Day
Labor Day Christmas Day
A policy of compensating for holidays that fall
on Sunday will be followed. Specific instruc-
tions will be issued in each case.
a. Whenever possible, employees shall give Depart-
ment Heads 15 days' notice prior to resignation.
10. Suggestions for the improvement of this Code are wel-
come and should be made directly to the Chairman of
the Clerical Personnel Board.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the Clerical
Personnel Code be adopted.
At 11:40 A.M. the Board recessed for a tour of inspection of
Morrill Hall, the old Gymnasium, Hartman Halls and facilities
in the College of Agriculture. They noted the deterioration of
the concrete and the wooden seats in the Mackay Stadium and the
need for a painting program in Victory Heights. Luncheon was
prepared and served in the Home Economics Department by Home
The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 2:15
P.M. with the 4 Regents, the Acting President, Mr. Springmeyer
and reporters Armstrong, Bennyhoff and John Burns present.
President's Recommendations (continued):
The following report on gifts and bequests is submitted:
a) Kerak Temple of the Mystic Shrine presents the follow-
WHEREAS, the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine is devoted to the welfare and rehabilita-
tion of crippled children and, to that end, has estab-
lished hospitals for crippled children in the United
States, Dominion of Canada, Mexico and the Hawaiian
WHEREAS, Kerak Temple, in order to further that benev-
olent movement and to provide entertainment for young
people has, beginning with the Summer of 1948, estab-
lished the Shrine Circus, now to become an annual event
in the year's program of the Temple; and
WHEREAS, the Regents of the University of the State of
Nevada lent their aid and assistance to this great ob-
jective of benevolence by permitting the use of the
Stadium of the University of Nevada, thereby providing
the only fitting and proper setting for the Shrine
WHEREAS, in order to provide proper lighting facilities
for night performances of the Shrine Circus in the
Stadium of the University of Nevada, Kerak Temple in-
stalled 3 banks of lights with rheostats and all elec-
trical equipment, and two drinking fountains; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Kerak Temple that all
of said equipment should become a part of the Stadium
of the University of Nevada and be the property of the
University, and under the jurisdiction of the Board of
Trustees thereof, which is a small recompense for the
courtesies and consideration extended to Kerak Temple;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Kerak Temple of
the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine express to the Regents of the University of
Nevada its appreciation and gratitude for the generous
cooperation rendered by the University of Nevada to
Kerak Temple in providing and permitting the use of
the Stadium of the University of Nevada for the Shrine
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that by this resolution Kerak
Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine does hereby assign, convey and
transfer unto the Board of Regents of the University
of the State of Nevada and its successors, the said
bank of 3 flood lights, together with rheostats and
other electrical equipment and poles installed and
necessary for the erection and use of the said lights
and equipment, together with two drinking fountains
situated on said Stadium and all piping and other ac-
cessories installed with and necessary to the use of
the same; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the University of Nevada
enjoy continued advancement and further progress as an
institution of learning, to the great benefit of its
students and to the credit of this State.
KERAK TEMPLE A. A. O. N. M. S.,
/s/ Harry Cantlion
/s/ Wm. O. Bay
October 8, 1949
It is recommended that these be accepted and acknow-
b) Mr. Frank Mc Arthur has forwarded to this office a
check for $100 for the support of Joan Lundy, and a
check for $50 for the support of Dean Gloster, both for
this school year. He desires that the gift to Dean
Gloster be made anonymously and that neither of these
gifts receive newspaper notice.
It is recommended that these gifts be acknowledged and
that assurances regarding the desired anonymity be in-
cluded in the acknowledgement.
c) Dr. John O. Moseley, on leaving the University, pre-
sented to the University Library two leaves from early
manuscripts and approximately 1250 volumes of Philos-
ophy, Religion, Literature, History and Science.
It is recommended that these be accepted and acknow-
d) Miss Catherine B. Wages presented to the Biology De-
partment a collection of tropical fish and plants
estimated to be worth about $50. This gift has been
acknowledged by the Chairman of the Department and by
me personally and it is believed no further acknow-
ledgement is necessary.
e) The University of Nevada received notice of a bequest
of 3/65 of the estate of Lilyan M. K. Darlington which
was reported to the Regents on June 3, 1949. The first
distribution of $4800 has been received. This bequest
is for the use and benefit of the Department of Astron-
omy. Due to death of Professor Blair no recommenda-
tions for the utilization of this fund will be made at
this time. Acknowledgement of receipt has been made by
this office and no action by Regents is necessary.
f) The Sirkegian Memorial Fund, amounting to $1102, has
been received and the conditions governing it agreed
upon with Mrs. Sirkegian. It is established immediate-
ly as a loan fund, with first priority to students in
the Mackay School of Mines. Recognizing the fact that
we have more loan funds than we can utilize at the
present time, an alternate provision was made whereby
this fund, if not sufficiently active, might eventually
be utilized for a permanent memorial which would form
part of a Student Union building. Action to put the
fund to this alternate use would be taken by the Board
of Regents without consulting the family or the donors.
g) Colonel and Mrs. Henry L. Klute of Reno, who have since
1945 given prizes of $50 each to graduating Seniors for
outstanding work in foreign languages, have replaced
these prizes with scholarships of $100 each to go to
3 students outstanding in the Department of Foreign
It is recommended that these scholarships be accepted
h) Mr. Frank William Brady, an attorney from the Philip-
pines now traveling in the United States, has offered
a prize of $50 to the student in the University of
Nevada who presents the best poetic version of the
execution of Joe Abad Santos by the Japanese.
It is recommended that this prize be accepted and
i) Mrs. H. F. Bain of Steamboat Springs has turned over
to the University as a loan, the following items:
1 Balinese bust
1 teakwood mast
17 small Chinese carvings in wood and ivory
1 3-volume set of Prescott"s "History of Phillip
II" edition of 1855
It is recommended that these be accepted and acknow-
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that these gifts
be accepted, and, where appropriate, acknowledged.
(11) Travel Budget
The budget for faculty travel to attend professional meet-
ings, etc., was $3324.18 for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1949, but was only $3500 for all of the current bien-
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that $400 be ap-
propriated from general funds of the University to be added
to the travel budget for this fiscal year.
(12) Nevada Art Gallery
Recommendation by Colonel Parker that Mr. Gorman be replac-
ed as the respresentative of the Board of Regents on the
Board of Directors of the Nevada Art Gallery, by someone
more actively connected with the University, was tabled
by unanimous vote upon the motion of Mr. Arentz.
(13) Orr Ditch
At the last meeting of the Board, the President was direct-
ed to study and report on the elimination of the hazards
of the Orr Ditch within the Campus boundaries. Since then,
the City of Reno has agreed on an experimental planting
plan on the property of the Nevada Art Gallery. It was
recommended that the operation of this plan be observed
and that action by the University be deferred until effec-
tiveness of the plan could be determined.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that the above
recommendation be approved.
(14) Entrance Requirements
The Admissions Committee was directed to consult with all
Departments and submit a recommendation for entrance re-
quirements to the University. The following changes for
the catalogue were recommended and received the approval
of the Administrative Council and of the general faculty.
The matter was also discussed with the State Department of
Education and received their strong support. The support-
ing vote of high school educators throughout the State was
178 to 9.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the following
catalogue changes be adopted, effective September 1, 1950:
(Page 85 of current catalogue)
Quality Units. Of the acceptable units presented for
admission to first year standing, six units must carry
grades of 80% or better and four of the six must be in
acceptable academic subjects. *See Academic Subjects
Accepted for Admission below.
Deficiency in Quality Units. Any graduate of a Nevada
high school, or a graduate of an out-of-state high
school who is a legal resident of this State (or whose
parent or guardian is a legal resident of this State),
who cannot meet the requirements of six quality credits
may, if he has no specific subject requirement defi-
ciencies (see below), qualify for admission by satis-
fying all three of the following conditions:
**(1) Obtain a passing grade in such College
entrance tests as may be prescribed by this
(2) Obtain a satisfactory rating in the psycho-
logical tests given by this University to
all new students.
(3) Satisfy the Admission Committee through a
personal interview that he is qualified to
do University work.
*This entrance requirement of 6 quality units will be
required of all Nevada high school graduates, begin-
ning with those who enter the Fall semester of 1950.
**This paragraph will be supplemented by a description
of the actual tests to be given those entering in the
school year 1950-51.
(15) European Tour
In accord with Regents' action at their last meeting, the
European tour proposed by Dr. Jensen was publicized and
about 100 applications have been received to date. At
the last meeting of the general faculty, subject to the
Board's confirmation, the project was approved and appro-
priate credits arranged for our students who take the
trip. The President recommended that Dr. Jensen be put
in charge of the tour, that Mrs. Jensen be employed to
serve as Dean of Women for the trip, that the cost per
student taking the trip be set at not to exceed $1000,
that the total remuneration for Dr. Jensen and his wife
be set at not to exceed $1500 for the whole project plus
expenses for both Dr. and Mrs. Jensen, and that the project
as a whole be self-supporting.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the Regents
approve the tour on the terms outlined above and that the
exact proposal be submitted to the Regents at their June
(16) Agricultural Building
Dr. Wittwer pointed out to the Regents when they inspected
the Agricultural building in the forenoon certain changes
in the toilet facilities which were desirable. He sub-
mitted a minimum estimate of $1000 and an alternate esti-
mate for more general modifications to cost $3000.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that the work be
done on a limited basis at the present time at a cost not
to exceed $1000.
(17) Bills of College of Agriculture
Bills in the amount of approximately $730 which were pro-
vided for in earlier budgets were presented for payment
after July 1, 1949. Funds intended for their payment had
reverted to the general fund.
Motion by Mr. Sheerin passed unanimously that not to ex-
ceed $730 be transferred from general funds to the Agri-
cultural funds to meet these bills.
(18) Old Gymnasium
The opening of the old Gymnasium and the wave of vandalism
in the new Gymnasium indicate a need for additional help.
Motion by Mr. Hilliard passed unanimously that $350 be al-
located from general funds to pay for student service for
the remainder of this fiscal year in taking care of the
new and old Gymnasiums.
(19) Dr. De Bessenyey - Institute
Dr. Gabor De Bessenyey, who represents an incorporated
agency with headquarters in California, proposes an insti-
tute at the University of Nevada to discuss any one of a
number of topics of general interest to the public. His
proposal is that expenses be covered by trying to find a
sponsor to guarantee the program for this year with pos-
sible establishment on an annual basis.
The President was requested to investigate the matter
further and to make a report at the next meeting of the
(20) Out-of-State Tuition
In order to establish a better understanding of the out-
of-state tuition requirement, it was decided that further
study be given and the advice of the Attorney General
secured as to who is required to pay and who may be ex-
empt from payment, and to submit the results of the study
to the Chairman of the Board for a mail vote prior to
January 1, 1959.
1 - Political Activities Code
The President referred to his informal report presented to
the Board of Regents at their meeting on August 27, 1949, at
which time he presented a Code for political activities of
University faculty and staff as an example of the material
to be included in a general Code which would govern policy
and procedure in all Departments of the University. At
that meeting the President was authorized to proceed with
the compilation of such a Code. In presenting the political
activities Code as part of this general Code, Col. Parker
pointed out that it had received the approval of the Deans
of the 3 Colleges.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed with Regents Sheerin, Arentz and
Ross voting "aye" and with Regent Hilliard voting "no", that
the following Code governing political activities be adopted.
Mr. Hilliard stated that he voted in the negative because he
felt the Code deprived faculty and staff of a portion of
their rights as citizens of the United States.
1. Nature of Restriction. University policy is based
on the Hatch Act (Hatch Political Activities Act of
August 2, 1939, as amended; 18 U. S. C. 61h) which
prohibits: (1) Using official authority or in-
fluence for the purpose of interfering with an
election or affecting its results. (2) Taking an
active part in political management or in political
The Act specifically excludes officers or employees
of an educational institution such as this, with
the exception of certain ones of the staff who carry
federal, as well as University appointments, but
its provisions are suitable and are therefor adopt-
ed. As briefed below, they apply to all employees
of the University in whatever capacity they may
The Act specifically reserves to all persons af-
fected the right to vote as they please and the
right to express their opinions on all political
activity within the limitations of the paragraphs
2. Individual Responsibility. Each employee is re-
sponsible for refraining from prohibited political
activity. Each is presumed to be acquainted with
the provisions applicable to him and ignorance of
those provisions will not excuse a violation.
3. Activity through Another Person. Any political
activity which is prohibited to an employee acting
independently is also prohibited to an employee
acting in cooperation with others. Whatever the
employee may not do directly or personally, he may
not do indirectly or through an agent, officer or
employee chosen by him or subject to his control.
4. Employees on Leave. In general, an employee who is
subject to the basic political activity prohibitions
while on active duty is subject to them while on
leave with pay or leave without pay. It is not
permissible for an employee to take leave of absence
for the purpose of working with a political commit-
tee or organization or becoming a candidate for of-
fice with the understanding that he will resign his
position if nominated or elected.
5. Part-Time or Intermittent Employees. Any person
whose employment with the University is only part-
time or intermittent is subject to the political
activity prohibitions while on active duty status
and not otherwise.
6. Clubs and Organizations. Employees may be members
of a political club, but it is improper for them
to be active in organizing such a club, to be of-
ficers of it, or members or officers of any of its
committees or to act as such, or to address the
7. Civic Organizations and Citizens' Associations.
Activity in organizations having for their primary
object the promotion of good government or the
local civic welfare is not prohibited, provided
such activities have no connection with the politi-
cal campaigns of particular candidates or political
8. Contributions. Employees may make voluntary contri-
butions to a regularly constituted political organi-
zation for its general expenditures, but may not
solicit, collect, receive, disburse or otherwise
handle contributions made for political purposes.
9. Petitions. Employees are permitted to sign peti-
tions, including nominating petitions, as individu-
als, but may not initiate them, or canvass for the
signatures of others, if such petitions are identi-
fied with political management or political cam-
10. Publishing or Writing for Newspapers. An employee
may not write for publication or publish any letter
or article, signed or unsigned, in favor of or
against any political party, candidate or faction.
11. Badges, Buttons, Pictures and Stickers. Employees
are forbidden to distribute campaign literature,
badges or buttons. They are not prohibited from
wearing political badges or buttons, or from dis-
playing political posters or pictures in the windows
of their homes or in their automobiles.
12. Parades. An employee may not participate in or help
organize a political parade. An employee may be a
member of a band or orchestra which takes part in
parades or rallies provided such band or orchestra
is generally available for hire as a musical organi-
13. Activity at the Polls and for Candidates. An em-
ployee must avoid any offensive activity at primary
and regular elections. He must refrain from solic-
iting votes, assisting voters to mark ballots, help-
ing to get out the voters on registration and elec-
tion days, acting as the accredited checker, watcher
or challenger of any party or faction, or any other
partisan political activities at the polls.
14. Voting. An employee has the right to vote as he
pleases, and to exercise this right free from inter-
ference, solicitation or dictation by any fellow
employee or superior officer or any other person.
2 - Public Relations
Colonel Parker presented to the Regents the need for a better
public relations program for the University of Nevada. He
pointed out that the University is losing students to other
schools, that the citizens of the State are not properly in-
formed of University activities, that we need an agency for
the compilation of facts and figures and for the distribution
of this material to the public. Colonel Parker stated that
he had no one in mind for the position at the present time
but that it may be possible to secure someone on a part-time
Mr. Ross announced that Mr. Cahlan, in his phone message,
stated that he was not ready to appoint a public relations
man at this time.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed unanimously that the Regents go
on record as favoring a coordinated public relations program
for the University. The President was instructed to continue
to study the situation and to submit one or more definite
propositions to the Regents at their next meeting.
3 - Registrar's Office
In view of the fact that Mrs. Rhodes, the present Registrar,
is near retirement age, Colonel Parker recommended that,
effective January 1, 1950, Mr. Clarence E. Byrd be trans-
ferred from the Agricultural Extension Division to the posi-
tion of Director of Admissions to replace Dr. Deming and
also act as Assistant Registrar at his present salary of
$5580 per year, to be paid entirely from University funds.
He recommended further that Dr. Deming be returned to the
Department of Chemistry on a full-time basis, effective
with the beginning of the Fall semester 1950.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed with Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Arentz
and Mr. Ross voting "aye" and Mr. Sheerin passing his vote
without prejudice, that the above recommendation be ap-
President's Informal Report:
Fall semester, 1949.
Of the above students, 627 are attending under the Veterans
Education Bills as follows:
Under G. I. Bill 596
Under Vocational Rehabilitation 31
2. Graduate List
On August 26 the Regents approved a tentative list of gradu-
ates prepared and submitted at the end of Summer School but
lacking the final approval of the general faculty. Approval
was contingent upon the approval of the general faculty
which was obtained on September 16, 1949, for all but the
Lowell J. Cox - College of Arts and Science
John Choy - College of Engineering
Wallace Oliver Birdsall - College of Engineering
Manzanita Hall Artemisia Hall Lincoln Hall
Normal Cap 100 Normal Cap 100 Normal Cap 125
Students 84 Students 87 Students 127
Adults 1 Adults 1
Highland Terrace Housing Units
Normal Capacity 130
Dormitory No. 27 Students 39
Dormitory No. 28 Students 39
Dormitory No. 30 Students 47
Normal Capacity 78
Campus Housing Units Trailer Court
Students 95 Normal Capacity 35
Faculty 17 Students 35
4. Campus Religious Organizations
There are now 5 religious organizations which have estab-
lished student groups on the Campus. Permission has recent-
ly been granted to the Department of Education of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to establish a 6th such
5. Office Space - Emeritus Professors
At the suggestion of Dr. Church our Emeritus Professors were
circulized to discover whether any desired office space on
the Campus. None except Dr. Church and Professor Boardman,
who already occupy space in the Hatch building, responded
in the affirmative.
6. The State Board of Health
The State Board of Health has initiated a project for pro-
viding psychological testing and advice for public school
children. Dr. A. L. Anderson was assigned to Reno. As
this is of peculiar interest to the University, the Chairman
of our Psychology Department has cooperated with Dr. Ander-
son in establishing his office and his services. The Uni-
versity has provided office space in the old Gymnasium and
the Psychology Department is using his work for instruction-
al purposes. Advanced students are giving him such assist-
ance as they are qualified to give. This policy and action
are in line with what is being done in many other Univer-
sities throughout the country.
Soon after the establishment of Dr. Anderson's office, Dr.
Walter Bromberg protested and asked to appear before the
Board of Regents and the Reno School Board. After some
correspondence and a personal interview he was persuaded
to discontinue his opposition and is now apparently willing
to lend his support to the project.
7. The Nevada Fish and Game Commission
The Commission, which for a long time occupied office space
in the Agricultural building, has moved off Campus and the
space has been made available for classes.
8. Rent Decontrol
The question of decontrol of rents has arisen here and there
have been several hearings by the Reno City Council and dis-
cussions by other groups. A committee headed by Dr. Inwood
was appointed to represent the University. A survey of fac-
ulty and students, with 1211 reporting, showed that over 15%
were unable to obtain or pay for the type of housing which
they desired. Dr. Inwood has presented the University case
well but as yet no local decision has been reached.
9. Air ROTC
A telegram from Headquarters, US Air Force Washington, D. C.
has officially directed that the Air Force ROTC Unit be
withdrawn from the University of Nevada, effective June 30,
10. G. B. Blair
Professor Blair of the Physics Department died in Reno on
September 19, 1949, following a brief illness.
11. 75th Anniversary
October 12 was the 75th anniversary of the establishment of
the University in Elko. The anniversary is being observed
in many ways, such as the following:
(a) Dedication of 1949 Artemisia.
(b) Special issue of Sagebrush, October 7.
(c) Special issue of downtown papers during October.
(d) Keynoting at the Admission Day celebration, October 31.
(e) Keynoting at the Homecoming celebration, October 21 and
22, including the Frolic and the parade.
(f) Sticker being printed for use on all correspondence.
(g) Announcement at football game and recital of history at
first home game, October 15.
(h) Special student assembly held on December 9.
(i) Keynoting at Commencement, June 1950.
12. YMCA Secretary
Mrs. Marjorie Dickinson, wife of James R. Dickinson of the
English faculty, has been employed until June 30, 1950 as
Executive Secretary of the Campus YWCA.
13. Duplicating Department
The Duplicating Department was finally moved on October 26
from its quarters in the President's office to a new room
in the basement of the same building.
Duplicating Machines - Pursuant to paragraph 10 of the Re-
gents minutes for August 26, 1949, the following action
with regard to duplicating machines has been taken:
(a) The IBM electric typewriter ordered in November 1948
was delivered in August of this year. The reduction
in amount of printing to be done on the Campus made
the machine unnecessary, and it was turned over to
one of the Economics Instructors who wanted it for
personal use. He assumed full payment and there was
no loss or cost to the University.
(b) The multilith offset printing machine is to be trans-
ferred to the State Printing Office, where a Department
of this kind is being set up. The University will re-
ceive a new multilith duplicating machine from the
Multigraph Company of a type which will serve our needs
adequately and will not require the services of an es-
pecially trained operator. There will be no cost to
the University involved in this transfer.
14. Legislative Counsel Bureau
Following the last meeting of the Board of Regents, I have
carried on considerable correspondence with Mr. Springmeyer
and consulted at length with Mr. Peter Burke. I now feel
that there is an excellent understanding with that body and
that future relations will be conducted on an understanding
and cooperative basis. I find that both Mr. Burke and Mr.
Springmeyer are strongly in sympathy with the objectives
which the Board of Regents and the University Administration
consider most important.
15. Nevada Tax Payers Association
The survey being conducted by Mr. Harry S. Allen continues
slowly and no conclusions have been reached. He has assured
me that before submitting his final report, he would give
me an opportunity to verify his facts and discuss his con-
clusions. I feel that the work he is doing can be very use-
ful to us. The Legislative Counsel Bureau has furnished me
with briefs of its proceedings during the last few months
and I find that the matter of their collaboration in this
survey was discussed on July 13. Although they appeared to
favor the project, they decided at that time, and made it
of record, that they did not desire to collaborate in making
16. Nevada Art Gallery
President Parker was elected to the Board of Directors of
the Nevada Art Gallery November 15, 1949.
17. Council of Agricultural Directors
A Council of Agricultural Directors has been formed to
coordinate the work of the 3 Departments. Dr. Wittwer is
18. Mackay School of Mines
On August 27, the Regents directed that a survey be made of
the situation in the Mackay School of Mines with a view to
rebuilding its prestige. To assist me, I have appointed an
advisory committee to serve without pay.
Roy A. Hardy of Reno, Chairman
J. C. Kinnear, Sr.
J. C. Kinnear, Jr., of Mc Gill
J. O. Greenan of Reno
Bruce A. Gould of San Francisco
S. R. Dubrovac of Henderson
Herman D. Budelman of Tonopah
Henry Rives of Reno
Louis D. Gordon of Reno
This committee has been busy assembling information but is
not yet ready to submit its recommendations.
19. Agricultural Advisory Committee
An Agricultural Advisory Committee is being formed with Mr.
Charles A. Sewell of Elko as Chairman. Mrs. Forest Lovelock
of Reno has accepted the Chairmanship of an advisory commit-
tee for Home Economics. Similar committees for the School
of Civil Engineering and the Department of Home Economics
are being considered.
20. Engineers' Council for Professional Development
The following letter from Engineers' Council for Profes-
sional Development formally accredits our Schools of Engi-
New York Office
October 29, 1949
President John O. Moseley
University of Nevada
Dear President Moseley:
Today the Engineers' Council for Professional Develop-
ment took the following action in regard to the curricula
submitted by the University of Nevada for consideration
by the ECPD Committee on Engineering Schools:
Civil Engineering }
Electrical Engineering } to accredit provisionally
Mechanical Engineering } for two years
Mining Engineering }
Metallurgical Engineering - not to accredit
The Chairman of the ECPD committee for your region will
provide you with such additional information as you may
The accredited list as it will appear in published form
will show only those curricula which have been accredit-
ed. The list is subject to continual revision at the
discretion of the Council.
/s/ S. L. Tyler
There was some discussion of the meaning of the phrase, "to
accredit provisionally for two years". Although not fully
explained in the discussion, the next following paragraph
is included as an extension of the minutes to clarify this
The preprint (Oct. 28, 1949) of that part of the 17th
Annual Report of the Engineers' Council for Professional
Development which deals with Accredited Undergraduate
Engineering Curricula lists our 4 Engineering curricula
as accredited and makes no distinction between provi-
sional and unconditional accrediting. That is the of-
ficial list. The explanatory matter preceding the offi-
cial list includes the following paragraphs:
In order to maintain the accredited list on a
dependable and up-to-date basis a program of
reinspection of curricula, initially accredited
3 to 5 years before, was begun in 1940. It was
planned that every 3 to 5 years each institution
on the accredited list would be revisited to as-
certain changes since the first inspection which
might affect the accredited curricula.
In some cases accrediting has been made provisional
for a limited period (from 1 to 3 years), with re-
appraisal stipulated at the end of the period. The
provisional nature of the accrediting is based upon
conditions which ECPD has found not to be entirely
satisfactory, but which may be quickly improved, or
conditions which are not satisfactory but of which
the future appears precarious. Such conditions in-
clude the following: uncertainty as to financial
status; need for minor additions to staff or equip-
ment; curriculum new or in state of transition;
uncertaintly due to nature of administrative or-
ganization; unusual dependence upon strength of
a single individual. In every case where term ac-
crediting has been granted, the institution has
indicated that an effort will be made to remedy
the unsatisfactory condition within the stipulated
period of accrediting. The fact that accreditation
may be thus provisional is, in each case, confiden-
tial with ECPD.
21. Alumni Association
Walter States of Reno has been elected President of the
Alumni Association for the coming year. Rex Daniels has
resigned as Alumni Secretary, and Max Dodge has been ap-
pointed in his place.
22. Naval Research Contract
The Naval Research Contract has been accepted for renewal
with an allotment of $2500 for the period December 1, 1949
to December 1, 1950.
23. Student Activities
(a) A survey of current probation and suspension lists was
made by the ASUN President to discover the effect of
student activities on the grades of students concerned.
The survey showed that only in a few cases was there
any relationship. His recommendation was that the
point system be not established.
(b) The Student Senate is making a survey of the number of
student activities on the Campus and several organi-
zations have been ordered to have representatives ap-
pear before the Senate and show cause for their con-
Chairman Ross presented a letter from Attorney General Alan
Bible addressed to him as Chairman of the Board of Regents
and enclosing inventory and appraisement of stocks and bonds
held by the late Charles F. Cutts, in order that the Board
might determine whether it desires to accept cash or securi-
ties for its share of the estate.
Motion by Mr. Arentz passed with Regents Sheerin, Arentz and
Ross voting "aye" and with Regent Hilliard not voting because
of his legal interest in the case, that the Attorney General
and the Administrator of the Estate be notified that the
Board of Regents desires that the estate be liquidated and
the settlement to the University be made in cash.
Rural Electrification - Elko County
Regent Sheerin brought before the Board the matter of Univer-
sity participation in the Rural Electrification Project at
the Knoll Creek Station. The University would purchase power
from the Project. Although on a previous occasion the Re-
gents felt that they had no legal right to participate, the
Attorney General now has given the opinion that he believes
such participation is legal.
The Regents ordered that the Comptroller be instructed to
confer with Mark Shipley and investigate the possibilities of
the University's participation in this Project.
The meeting adjourned at 6 P.M. and the next meeting was set for
either February 10 and 11 or February 17 and 18, unless a special
meeting is called by the Chairman