12/10/1954

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 10-11, 1954




12-10-1954
Volume 7 - Pages 72-86

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      December 10, 1954

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University on Friday, December 10, 1954.  The
meeting was called to order at 10 A.M. by Chairman Ross.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Hardy, Crumley, Grant, Lombardi, Ross and President
Stout.

Reporters who covered the meeting were Robert Laxalt, Leonard
Lefkow, James Hulse, George Umbenhauer, Robert Bennyhoff and
William Friel.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meetings

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the minutes
     of the previous meetings be approved as follows:

         a)  Regular meeting of September 9, 1954
         b)  Executive Committee meeting of November 6, 1954

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Claims which have been approved by the Executive Committee
     were presented for approval of the Board.

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the claims,
     as follows, be approved:

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-37 to 45-54 inclusive for a
         total of $189,602.02 for September.

         State Claims, Nos. 45-26 to 45-36 inclusive for a
         total of $113,638.05 for September.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-55 to 45-74 inclusive for a
         total of $182,832.94 for October.

         State Claims, Nos. 45-37 to 45-50 inclusive for a
         total of $106,290.36 for October.

         Regents Checks, Nos. 45-75 to 45-91 inclusive for a
         total of $193,672.88 for November.

         State Claims, Nos. 45-51 to 45-66 inclusive for a
         total of $135,691.13 for November.

 3.  Candidates for Degrees

     The following list of candidates for degrees was presented
     by the President, having been recommended by the Deans and
     faculties of the Colleges concerned and by the Director of
     Graduate Study in the case of the advanced degree:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

         Olive Berry                        B. A.
         Lucille Baker Church               B. A.
         Florence Rose Becker Collings      B. A.
         Carol Cutter                       B. A.
         Robert E. Debold                   B. A.
         Frederick A. Dickinson             B. A.
         Marilyn J. Trembath Durbin         B. A.
         Norman M. Frey                     B. S.
         Ward W. Hinckley                   B. A.
         Wendellyn Ruth Ingram              B. A.
         Mary Virginia Katherine Lesbo      B. A.
         Catherine Helen Lojas              B. A.
         Jack Laverne Millinger             B. A.
         Wayne Le Roy Mortimer              B. S. in Bus. Ad.
         Jean Ann Paulson                   B. A.
         Richard B. Piccinini               B. A.
         Leo P. Quilici                     B. A.
         Alex Henry Reise                   B. A.
         Ellen Mae Reise                    B. A.
         Russell Thomas Schooley            B. A.
         Chester Coe Swobe                  B. A.
         William A. Zecher                  B. A.

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

         Charles Rexton Cleary              B. S. in Agric.

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

         William Henry Hooper               B. S. in E. E.
         Perry Richard Lowden, Jr.          B. S. in C. E.

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

         Joseph Paul Alcorn                 B. S. in G. E.
         James Wesley Straight, Jr.         B. S. in G. E.

     ADVANCED DEGREE

         Buster Lee King                    M. A.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the candi-
     dates be approved and that they be granted the indicated
     degrees.

 4.  Personnel Recommendations were presented by the President.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the follow-
     ing personnel items be approved.

     Dining Hall

      1)  Reappointment of Mrs. Nellie Nelson as Director at a
          salary of $425 per month for the academic year 1954-55.

     Dormitories

      2)  Reappointment of Mrs. E. B. Drew as Housemother at a
          salary of $1900 plus room and board for the academic
          year 1954-55.

      3)  Reappointment of Mrs. James Naismith as Housemother
          at a salary of $1780 plus room and board for the aca-
          demic year 1954-55.

     Infirmary

      4)  Reappointment of Dr. Robert Locke as University Phy-
          sician for the academic year 1954-55 at a salary of
          $4000 for the year.

      5)  Reappointment of Mary E. Johnson as Head Nurse for the
          academic year 1954-55 at a salary of $2750 for the year
          plus laundry of uniforms and meals while on duty.

      6)  Appointment of Bertha E. Nelson as Nurse for the aca-
          demic year 1954-55 at a salary of $2620 for the year
          plus laundry of uniforms and meals while on duty, in
          the place of Mrs. Hultberg, resigned.

      7)  Reappointment of Ann Bradford Barnes as Housekeeper for
          the academic year 1954-55 at a salary of $2500 for the
          year plus laundry of uniforms and meals while on duty.

     College of Arts and Science

      8)  Promotion of Glenn J. Lawlor to Assistant Professor in
          the Department of Health, Physical Education and Ath-
          letics, with tenure, effective July 1, 1954.

      9)  Promotion of Ruth I. Russell, already on tenure, to
          Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physi-
          cal Eduction and Athletics at a salary of $5490, ef-
          fective July 1, 1954.

     10)  Appointment of Neil Garrett as Assistant in Athletics
          for the period September 15, 1954 to December 6, 1954
          at a salary of $300 for the period.

     11)  Reappointment of Mrs. John Fant as Assistant in Eco-
          nomics, Business and Sociology for the Fall semester
          1954 at a salary of $250 for the semester.

     College of Education

     12)  Appointment of Norma Baker as Assistant Professor of
          Education for the academic year 1954-55 at a salary
          of $5400 for the year.

     Mackay School of Mines

     13)  Appointment of William Wallace South as Laboratory
          Helper in the Atomic Energy Research Project effective
          September 13, 1954 at a salary of $280 per month.

     College of Agriculture

     14)  Appointment of Jessica Miller as Home Demonstration
          Agent for Lyon County effective July 1, 1954, at a
          salary of $3900 per year, in the place of Mrs. Madge
          Schendel, resigned.

     15)  Appointment of Patsy Terry as Student Assistant in Home
          Economics for the academic year 1954-55 at a salary of
          $1000 for the year.

     16)  Correction of Item (9) under personnel recommendations,
          Regents minutes of August 2, 1954, to read as follows:
          Appointment of John R. Bertrand as Professor of Agri-
          culture, Dean of Agriculture, Director of Resident
          Teaching in Agriculture, Director of Agricultural
          Extension Division, and Director of Agricultural Ex-
          periment Station, effective October 1, 1954.

     Las Vegas Branch Program

     17)  Appointment of Warren W. Frank as Assistant in Art at
          a salary of $500 for the period September 1, 1954 to
          January 31, 1955, and cancellation of previous con-
          tract for Mr. Frank approved by the Board of Regents
          on September 9, 1954.

     18)  Appointment of Arthur J. Palmer, Jr. as Lecturer in
          Business and Economics (supplementary contract) at a
          salary of $225 for the period September 1, 1954 to
          January 31, 1955.

     19)  Appointment of Howard William Babcock as Lecturer in
          Business at a salary of $337.50 for the period Sep-
          tember 1, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     20)  Appointment of Ann Brewington as Lecturer in Business
          at a salary of $3000 for the academic year 1954-55.

     21)  Appointment of Lyal Wilbur Burkholder as Assistant in
          Education at a salary of $125 for the period September
          1, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     22)  Appointment of Raymond Guild Gray as Lecturer in Educa-
          tion at a salary of $337.50 for the period September 1,
          1954 to January 31, 1955.

     23)  Appointment of Frank J. D'Amica as Assistant in Foreign
          Languages at a salary of $1125 for the academic year
          1954-55, and cancellation of the previous contract with
          Mr. D'Amica approved by the Board of Regents on Septem-
          ber 9, 1954.

     24)  Appointment of Raymond A. Northey as Assistant in Me-
          chanical Engineering at a salary of $300 for the period
          September 1, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     25)  Appointment of Irving Lazar as Lecturer in Psychology
          at a salary of $675 for the period September 1, 1954
          to January 31, 1955.

     26)  Appointment of Joyce E. Lazar as Lecturer in Sociology
          at a salary of $675 for the period September 1, 1954
          to June 30, 1955.

     Evening Division - Reno Campus

     27)  Appointment of E. Maurice Beesley, Mathematics Depart-
          ment (supplementary contract) at a salary of $225 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to November 8, 1954.

     28)  Appointment of Harold N. Brown, College of Education
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $225 for the
          period September 20, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     29)  Appointment of M. W. Deming, Chemistry Department
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $300 for the
          period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     30)  Appointment of Roderick A. Falk, Chemistry Department
          (supplementary contract) at a contract of $200 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     31)  Appointment of Ramona K. First at a salary of $337.50
          for the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955
          to teach courses in Economics.

     32)  Appointment of Lois M. Fitzgibbons, Physical Education
          Department (supplementary contract) at a salary of
          $112.50 for the period September 30, 1954 to November
          8, 1954.

     33)  Appointment of Charles W. Geyer at a salary of $337.50
          for the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955
          to teach a course in Accounting.

     34)  Appointment of Ira E. Gunn, Jr. at a salary of $225 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to November 8, 1954 to
          teach courses in Business Administration.

     35)  Appointment of Garold D. Holstine, College of Education
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $337.50 for the
          period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     36)  Appointment of James M. Hoyt, Economics, Business and
          Sociology Department (supplementary contract) at a
          salary of $337.50 for the period September 30, 1954
          to January 31, 1955.

     37)  Appointment of Harry Huey, General Manager of Nevada
          Radio-Television, at a salary of $225 for the period
          September 30, 1954 to November 8, 1954 to teach a
          course in Television - Writing and Selling.

     38)  Appointment of James E. Langford, College of Education
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $450 for the
          period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     39)  Appointment of Martin Levine, Psychology Department
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $337.50 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     40)  Appointment of John S. Lewis at a salary of $1125 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955 to
          teach courses in English.

     41)  Appointment of Clyde Mead, College of Education (sup-
          plementary contract) at a salary of $225 for the period
          September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     42)  Appointment of Christian W. F. Melz, Foreign Language
          Department (supplementary contract) at a salary of
          $225 for the period September 30, 1954 to January 31,
          1955.

     43)  Appointment of Charles Monson, Philosophy Department
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $337.50 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to November 8, 1954.

     44)  Appointment of Burton C. Newbry, College of Education
          (supplementary contract) at a salary of $337.50 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     45)  Appointment of John P. Reed, Economics, Business and
          Sociology Department (supplementary contract) at a
          salary of $337.50 for the period September 30, 1954
          to January 31, 1955.

     46)  Appointment of Harold Richardson, Psychology Depart-
          ment (supplementary contract) at a salary of $337.50
          for the period September 30, 1954 to November 8, 1954.

     47)  Appointment of C. C. Smith, History and Political
          Science Department (supplementary contract) at a
          salary of $337.50 for the period September 30, 1954
          to January 31, 1955.

     48)  Appointment of Edward W. Yates, Art Department (supple-
          mentary contract) at a salary of $225 for the period
          September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955.

     49)  Appointment of H. V. Lamberti at a salary of $300 for
          the period September 30, 1954 to January 31, 1955 to
          teach courses in Engineering Drawing.

     Associated Students

     50)  Reappointment of James Mc Nabney as Graduate Manager,
          effective July 1, 1954, at no change in salary.

     51)  Reappointment of Trini Erquiaga as Secretary to the
          Graduate Manager, effective July 1, 1954, at no change
          in salary.

     52)  Supervising Teachers for Fall Semester, 1954:

          Miss Marilyn Amodei       Reno High School         $ 60
          Miss Angelina Birks       Orvis Ring School        $ 60
          Mrs. Adah Bowen           Southside School         $ 60
          Mrs. Mabel Brown          Reno High School         $ 60
          Miss Lavonne Browning     Orvis Ring School        $120
          Miss Blythe Bulmer        Reno High School         $ 60
          Miss E'Lois Campbell      Reno High School         $ 30
          Miss Kathryn Clark        Orvis Ring School        $ 60
          Mr. Edward Daley          B. D. Billinghurst       $ 60
          Miss Eileen Dillon        Southside School         $120
          Miss June Duval           Mary S. Doten School     $ 60
          Miss Margaret Ernst       Reno High School         $ 30
          Miss Juanita Elcano       Mc Kinley Park School    $120
          Mrs. Ethel Figley         Veterans Memorial School $ 60
          Mrs. Tennys Friberg       Veterans Memorial School $ 60
          Mr. Nello Gonfiantini Jr. B. D. Billinghurst       $ 60
          Mr. Leslie Hawkins        Reno High School         $120
          Mrs. Betty Hughes         Orvis Ring School        $120
          Miss Dorothy Kalmeyer     Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Roland Kneller        Central School           $ 60
          Mr. Wallace Kurtz         Sparks High School       $ 60
          Miss Delores Lothrop      Veterans Memorial School $ 60
          Mr. Duane Lysne           Northside School         $ 60
          Miss Bernice Mc Naught    Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Louis Mendive         Sparks High School       $ 60
          Mr. Andrew Morby          Reno High School         $ 60
          Mrs. Dorothea Nightingale Orvis Ring School        $ 60
          Mr. John Robb             Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Earl Rosenberg        Reno High School         $ 60
          Mrs. Rachel Struve        Mc Kinley Park School    $ 60
          Miss Velva Trulove        Sparks High School       $ 60
          Miss Margaret Watt        Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Sessions Wheeler      Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Robert Whittemore     Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Richard Woods         Reno High School         $ 60
          Miss Jeanne Zelayeta      Robert Mitchell School   $ 60
          Miss Idel Anderson        Reno High School         $ 60
          Mrs. Esther Doyle         Mc Kinley Park School    $ 60
          Mr. Robert W. Foard       Reno High School         $ 60
          Mr. Roger Joseph          Reno High School         $ 60
          Mrs. Florence Lehners     Reno High School         $ 60
          Mrs. Merrie Jo Picollo    Mount Rose School        $ 60
          Mr. Lyle Roush            Reno High School         $ 60

     The Board recessed as a Board of Regents and convened as a
     Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Station
     to consider the following personnel recommendations:

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that they be ap-
     proved as follows:

      1)  Appointment of R. Keith Miller as Graduate Research
          Assistant in Range Management for the academic year
          1954-55 at a salary of $2000 for the year with exemp-
          tion from tuition and course fees, in the place of
          Mr. Gerity, resigned.

      2)  Resignation of Marshall H. K. Humphreys as Graduate
          Research Assistant in Range Management, effective
          September 10, 1954.

      3)  Resignation of Frank S. Scott, Jr. as Assistant Agri-
          cultural Economist, effective December 15, 1954.

     The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricul-
     tural Experiment Station and reconvened as a Board of Re-
     gents.

 5.  Budget

     President Stout explained the need for increasing the Uni-
     versity staff by adding personnel as follows, because of
     the unexpected increase in enrollment this Fall.

     Arts and Science

         5 positions @ $4500 per year                $ 45,000
         1 position plus equipment and supplies
           to establish Secretarial Science course     18,256

     Engineering

         1 position                                     9,000

     Statewide Development

         2 positions to serve as itinerant Instructors,
           plus books, equipment and travel            24,000

     Student Affairs

         1 1/2 positions for Clerk-Typists              7,776
                                                     $104,032

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the above item
     be made an amendment to the University budget for the coming
     biennium.

 6.  Western Interstate Conference for Higher Education

     President Stout reported upon his appearance before the
     Legislative Counsel Bureau to participate in the discussion
     as to whether Nevada should join the WICHE.  His report
     outlined the history of WICHE and analyzed his reactions
     to it as it now stands.

     The report was received by the Board of Regents and released
     to the Press.

 7.  Policy Recommendations were presented as follows:

     a)  Estate of Paul Condos - The President read a letter from
         Arthur F. Lasher, Attorney for the Estate of Paul Condos
         addressed to Hon. W. T. Mathews, Attorney General, re-
         questing permission to close the estate by selling the
         remaining property and distributing the assets of the
         estate according to the final decree.

         Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the recom-
         mendation be approved and the Attorney General notified
         of the action of the Board.

     b)  Estate of Lowell Daniels - Letter of August 28, 1954
         from Comptroller Hayden was read listing the following
         check and securities received as final distribution
         of the Lowell Daniels Estate.  It was unanimously agreed
         to accept the check and securities, and to give thought
         and study as to the use of this fund, for consideration
         at a future meeting.

         Check in the sum of $832.60

                             BONDS

         $3500 par value U. S. Treasury Bonds 2 1/4% due 12/15/62
               evidenced by Bond Nos. 8856F, 1645A/2B for $1000
               each; 6602B for $500, with coupons due 12/15/54
               and s. c. a.

         $2000 par value U. S. Treasury Bonds 2 1/2% due 12/15/72
               evidenced by Bond Nos. 407234D/5E for $1000 each,
               with coupons due 12/15/54 and s. c. a.

                           STOCKS

           121 shares American Telephone and Telegraph Company,
               capital stock, $100 par value, evidenced by
               Certificate Nos. S061070 for 21 shares, SR2409
               for 100 shares, dated 8/10/54, Reg. n/o Board of
               Regents of the University of Nevada.

           224 shares Bank of America, N. T. & S. A., common
               capital stock, $6.25 par value, evidenced by
               Certificate Nos. M160123/4 for 100 shares each,
               T429785 for 24 shares, dates 8/9/54, Reg. n/o
               Board of Regents of the University of Nevada.

            60 shares Bethlehem Steel Corporation, common stock,
               no par value, evidenced by Certificate No. L561734
               dated 8/9/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents of the
               University of Nevada.

            80 shares The Borden Company, capital stock, $15 par
               value, evidenced by Certificate No. 0234049,
               dated 8/13/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents of the
               University of Nevada.

            16 shares Continental Can Company, Inc., common
               stock, $20 par value, evidenced by Certificate No.
               C0168780, dated 8/12/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents
               of the University of Nevada.

            50 shares General Foods Corporation, common stock,
               no par value, evidenced by Certificate No. NC/O
               152942, dated 8/10/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents
               of the University of Nevada.

           140 shares General Motors Corporation, common stock,
               $5 par value, evidenced by Certificate No. H574-
               843 for 100 shares, G770-016 for 40 shares, dated
               8/20/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents of the Univer-
               sity of Nevada.

            60 shares The B. F. Goodrich Company, common stock,
               $10 par value, evidenced by Certificate No. N07993
               cated 8/12/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents of the
               University of Nevada.

            90 shares Mathieson Chemical Corporation, common
               stock, $5 par value, evidenced by Certificate No.
               TNV098444, dated 8/20/54, Reg. n/o Board of Re-
               gents of the University of Nevada.

           100 shares Nevada Marble Company, common stock, no
               par value, evidenced by Certificate No. 11, dated
               10/5/38, Reg. n/o Lowell Daniels, endorsed.

            42 shares Pacific Gas and Electric Company, common
               stock, $25 par value, evidenced by Certificate No.
               F896680, dated 8/18/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents
               of the University of Nevada.

            20 shares Phelps Dodge Corporation, capital stock,
               $12.50 par value, evidenced by Certificate No.
               A055164, dated 8/17/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents
               of the University of Nevada.

            60 shares Phillips Petroleum Company, common stock,
               no par value, evidenced by Certificate No. F195945
               dated 8/9/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents of the
               University of Nevada.

            21 shares Republic Steel Corporation, common stock,
               no par value, evidenced by Certificate No. NY/CO
               584158, dated 8/13/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents
               of the University of Nevada.

           150 shares Southern California Edison Company, common
               stock, $25 par value, evidenced by Certificate
               Nos. LM24803 for 100 shares, LM/O49098 for 50
               shares, dated 8/16/54, Reg. n/o Board of Regents
               of the University of Nevada.

     c)  Will of Hunter L. Gary - A letter was read from the son
         of Hunter L. Gary requesting the Board of Regents to
         authorize a "waiver and release" in the estate of Hunter
         L. Gary, and to accept a cash settlement in the amount
         of $5000.

         Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Board
         authorize signing the "waiver and release" and that the
         President be authorized to consult with Mr. Gary con-
         cerning the use of the fund.

     d)  Investment of Foundation Funds - The President discussed
         the present law covering investment of funds of State-
         owned institutions and the trend for broader investment
         policy in other Universities.

         Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Presi-
         dent be authorized to have a bill drawn for presentation
         to the State Legislature permitting investment of en-
         dowment funds in first class stocks and bonds.

The Board recessed at 12 noon for luncheon.

The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by the Chairman at 1:45 P.M.  Mr. Hayden was present in addition
to those listed as present for the morning session.

 8.  Food and Drug Control

     Mr. Maxwell Kelch and Mr. E. D. Ciliax of Las Vegas, Mr. Ed
     Randall and Mr. A. J. Rafael of the Department of Food and
     Drugs, and Mr. Mc Kay Mc Kinnon, Jr., District Chief of the
     Federal Food and Drug Administration, San Francisco, were
     present for this portion of the meeting.  Mr. Kelch and Mr.
     Ciliax, owners of a Las Vegas food market, had asked for
     the opportunity to appear before the Regents to discuss the
     methods used by the State Food and Drug Commissioner and his
     Assistant in handling cases in Las Vegas pertaining to the
     sale of hamburger which allegedly did not meet requirements
     of the Pure Food and Drug Act of Nevada.  Mr. Mc Kinnon
     was present in an advisory capacity.

     Mr. Kelch read his prepared report giving their reasons for
     believing that the investigation in the hamburger situation
     in Las Vegas was not properly handled.

     Mr. Randall followed with his prepared report giving back-
     ground and bases for his action in the situation under
     discussion.

     Following general discussion, and discussions of specific
     questions put by the Regents to Mr. Randall, Mr. Rafael,
     Mr. Kelch, and Mr. Ciliax, Mr. Mc Kinnon discussed the
     situation from his point of view.  He pointed out that the
     Food and Drug Act is for the protection of the consumer,
     that the use of sulfite in hamburger is a harmful practice,
     that Mr. Randall is well qualified for the position he
     holds, and that while some administrative mistakes might
     have been made, the procedure which Mr. Randall used was
     according to the laws covering the situation.

     Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the President
     confer with Mr. Randall and advise him to continue with
     vigorous administration the responsibilities of his office
     in compliance with the laws pertaining to food and drugs.
     President Stout was instructed to thank Mr. Kelch and Mr.
     Ciliax for coming to Reno to give the Regents information
     concerning the Las Vegas situation, and to thank Mr. Randall
     and Mr. Rafael for placing before the Regents the informa-
     tion which they had on the matter.

 9.  Policy Recommendations (Continuation of Item 7)

     e)  College of Agriculture - President Stout read the letter
         from Dean Bertrand suggesting that consideration be
         given to designating the College of Agriculture as the
         "Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture and Home
         Economics".

         By consensus, it was agreed that the President be di-
         rected to consult with the Trustees of the Fleischmann
         Estate for their reaction to the above suggestion, and
         report back to the Regents.

         President Stout presented architect's figures showing
         Summary of Building Cost Estimates for the College of
         Agriculture, which information had been requested by
         the Trustees of the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation.
         Total cost without the Life Science Department amounted
         to $1,582,180 - the Life Science Department was estimat-
         ed at $509,000.

         Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the report
         be accepted and that the President consult with the
         Trustees of the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation concerning
         it.

     f)  Faculty Insurance and Social Security - President Stout
         presented two reports of the special faculty committee
         to consider joint group insurance and social security
         for University personnel.

         The report on joint participation by the University and
         its employees in payment of premiums for group hospital-
         ization and life insurance pointed out that (1)  the
         faculty is interested in such a program, (2)  they favor
         a plan whereby 1/2 the premium is paid by the University
         and 1/2 is paid by the individual, (3)  estimated cost
         to the University would be around $40,000 for the bien-
         nium.

         The report on social security indicated that there is an
         ambiguity in the matter of legislation on the State
         level, which would require clarification.  The federal
         law passed at the last session extends social security
         to Universities and other State employees already in a
         retirement system, upon proper negotiation.

         Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Board
         of Regents authorize the President to proceed with
         investigation of the possibility of the University of
         Nevada setting up a staff-University participating
         program for insurance and social security.

     g)  Master of Education Degree - The President presented the
         request of the Dean and faculty of the College of Educa-
         tion to authorize the granting of the degree, Master of
         Education.

         Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the rec-
         ommendation be approved.

     h)  Fees - The President presented the Report of Recommenda-
         tions submitted by the Fee Study Committee.

         Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the fee
         schedule be adopted, as follows:

         Correspondence Course Fees

         1.  That College-level correspondence course fees be
             raised from the present $6 to $10 per credit, plus
             course fees, if any, and that the new fee rate be
             placed in effect as of July 1, 1955.

             In making this recommendation, the Committee wished
             to present the following statement:  "The effect of
             this increase will make possible a continuous revi-
             sion and improvement of existing correspondence
             course offerings, the addition of desirable new
             courses, and the improvement of correction and
             counseling services through an increase of compen-
             sation available for Instructors preparing and
             conducting the courses."

         2.  That no differential be charged for out-of-State
             enrollments in correspondence courses.

         Summer Session Fees

         1.  That for Nevada residents the Summer Session fees
             for the main Campus programs be set at $10 per
             credit for 1 to 3 credits and that for each addi-
             tional credit in excess of 3 the rate be set at $5
             per credit.

         2.  That for non-residents of the State of Nevada, the
             Summer Session fees for the main Campus programs
             include a $2 additional fee per credit.  (See
             schedule following item No. 5.)

         3.  That for special conferences and workshops the Di-
             rector of the Summer Session Program, with the con-
             currence of the President of the University, be
             authorized to set such fees as the particular oc-
             casion may make necessary.

         4.  That the $10 general deposit fee required of Summer
             Session students be dropped.

         5.  Recommended Fee Schedule for the Main Campus Summer
             Session

                                   Nevada             Non-
             Credits              Resident          Resident

                1                  $10.00            $12.00
                2                   20.00             24.00
                3                   30.00             36.00
                4                   35.00             43.00
                5                   40.00             50.00
                6                   45.00             57.00
                7 (approval of Dean
                   required)        50.00             64.00

             Auditor's Fee - $5 per credit.  (No change)
             Course Fees (laboratory and materials) - As shown
                 in catalog.  (No change)

         6.  That for off-Campus Summer Sessions conducted at
             established regional centers the fee be set at $10
             per credit (this is identical with the fee for part-
             time enrollment in the Evening and Saturday class
             programs).

         Graduate Fees

         The request of Dr. Moose, Director of Graduate Study,
         was presented that Graduate Research Fellows, Graduate
         Teaching Fellows, Graduate Assistants and similar posi-
         tions be exempt from payment from out-of-State tuition
         and laboratory fees.

         Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the rec-
         ommendation be approved.

10.  Acceptance of Gifts

     The following gifts had been received by the University and
     were presented to the Board of Regents:

     1.  The Executives' Secretaries, Inc., Las Vegas Chapter,
         have awarded a scholarship in the amount of $400 for
         Miss Shirley Ozman, a graduate from Las Vegas High
         School to attend the University of Nevada.  Miss Ozman
         will receive $200 for the first semester and $200 for
         the second semester of the school year.

     2.  The Kiwanis Club of Uptown Las Vegas had awarded a
         scholarship in the amount of $100 to Miss Mary Louise
         Harris of Las Vegas who is attending Nevada Southern.
         The Kiwanis Club states that it is their intent to give
         at least one similar scholarship award annually to a
         student attending Nevada Southern.

     3.  Check was received in the amount of $87 representing
         dividends from stock in the Lowell Daniels account.

     4.  A beautiful picture showing a moonlight scene of a
         Monterey cottage, in a massive gold frame, has been
         received as a gift of Mrs. Henning Berg of Reno, for
         the Art Department.

     5.  Mrs. George R. Bliss of Tahoe City, California, has
         given to the University for the Biology Department, a
         very find jackal robe and other African specimens.

     6.  Mr. G. Austin Schroter of Los Angeles, California, has
         given to the Library of the Mackay School of Mines 18
         folios of the Geologic Atlas of the U. S. Geological
         Survey.

     7.  Kerak Temple added a unit to the lighting system of
         Mackay Field, following the presentation of the Shrine
         Circus.

     8.  The U. S. Bureau of Mines building, which was recently
         vacated by that Bureau, has been turned over to the
         University of Nevada (Quonset).

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the gifts be
     accepted and that the Secretary write a note of thanks, on
     behalf of the Board of Regents, to each donor.

11.  Proposed Site - Las Vegas Branch

     Signed offer, as follows, was made to the Board of Regents:

         To the Regents of the University of Nevada and to
         whomever it may concern:

         I, the undersigned, Arnold H. Greenfield, being the
         owner of 1100 acres of land in Clark County, Nevada,
         do authorize Eugene R. Warner, local real estate broker,
         to negotiate with said Regents, trustees or nominees of
         the University of Nevada for a site for a Las Vegas
         branch of the University.  The number of acres deeded
         by me will be gratuitious.  The sole condition to be
         that the University will commence its building program
         within a reasonable time after the grant.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the matter
     be referred to a committee composed of Regent Grant, Dean
     William Wood and President Stout for study and for recom-
     mendation at the next meeting of the Board.

12.  Building Program

     Report on proposed University construction was presented as
     follows:

     Proposed New Construction                            Total
     and Improvements           1955-57 1957-59 1959-61  6 Years

      1.  a. Reconstruct and add
             Wings to Agricultural
             Extension and Hatch
             buildings          770,000                  770,000

          b. Remodel Present
             Agricultural build-
             ing                120,000                  120,000

      2.  Remodel Manzanita
          Hall                  200,000                  200,000

      3.  Modernize Outside
          Services              150,000                  150,000

      4.  Construct Apt. Type
          Dorms                 375,000
                                375,000                  750,000

      5.  Renovate Old Branch
          of Mines building             125,000          125,000

      6.  Pave Parking Area              35,000           35,000

      7.  Construct Faculty
          Residence Units               360,000          360,000

      8.  Construct Wing to
          Engineering building          300,000          300,000

      9.  Construct Men's Dormitory     475,000          475,000

     10.  Construct & Equip Class-
          room building, University
          Southern Branch, Las Vegas    200,000          200,000

                             $1,990,000
                                     $1,495,000       $3,485,000

     Mr. Ross reported on the plan for remodeling Hatch building
     and the present Agricultural building.  President Stout
     recommended either construction of new buildings in place
     of these two, or remodeling the present buildings.

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that items to "Re-
     construct and Add Wings to Agricultural Extension and Hatch
     buildings" and "Remodel Present Agricultural building" be
     approved; and that the item to "Construct and Equip Class-
     room Building University, Southern Branch, Las Vegas" be
     moved to the 1955-57 column and be moved up in priority to
     item #2.

13.  Budget

     The presentation of the University budget was discussed.

     Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the President
     of the University be the sole official spokesman for the
     University in presenting University material to the Legis-
     lature.

14.  Scholarships and Prizes

     Dr. L. R. Williams, Chairman of the Faculty Committee on
     Scholarships and Prizes, discussed the report he had pre-
     pared at the request of the Board of Regents, which had
     been mimeographed and placed in the hands of the Regents
     prior to the meeting.

     By consensus, the report was accepted for further study and
     for action at the next meeting of the Board.

15.  Right-of-Way - Dairy Farm

     Request was presented that a right-of-way be granted to the
     Bell Telephone Company and the Sierra Pacific Power Company,
     on the University Dairy Farm property, for a pole with
     anchorage to accommodate telephone facilities and power
     facilities, should power be requested along the route.

     Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the right-of-
     way be granted as requested in letter of December 9, 1954,
     addressed to Mr. Ross as Chairman of the Board, from the
     Bell Telephone Company of Nevada, and described as follows:

         In the County of Washoe, State of Nevada ....Lot 4 of
         the Northwest quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 1, Township
         18 North, Range 19 East, M. D. B. & M.

         Said right-of-way is 20 feet in width comprising the
         East 20 feet of the West 28 feet of the South 120 feet
         of the North 150 feet and the South 20 feet of the North
         50 feet of the West 38 feet of said above described
         property.

Mr. Ross thanked the members of the Board for their fine coopera-
tion during the past two years.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that an expression of ap-
preciation be extended to the University Administration, faculty
and staff for their cooperation with the Board of Regents and
that the Regents go on record, at this time, as having full con-
fidence in the President of the University.  The motion further
carried greetings of the season to the University Administration,
faculty and staff.

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.  The next meeting was set at
the call of the Chairman sometime in January.