12/14/1939

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

December 14-15, 1939 



12-14-1939
Volume 5 - Pages 271-275

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      December 14, 1939

The Board of Regents, all members being present, met at 9:30
o'clock on the morning of December 14, 1939.  The meeting was
called to order by Chairman Ross and the minutes of September
23rd meeting were approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Comptroller Gorman appeared before the Board and gave each mem-
ber and the President a copy of his report, which he then read.
Items 1 to 3 were informative and required no action.  Item 4:
Judge Brown moved that the Chairman of the Board be authorized
to sign the contracts submitted by the Comptroller.  Carried
unanimously.

Items 5 and 6 cover the present illnesses of Messrs. Pohl and
Cokefair.  Since, on Mr. Gorman's statement, no one is being em-
ployed to care for Mr. Pohl's work, which is distributed among
his friends on the staff, and Commissioner Dinsmore has made no
recommendation that Mr. Cokefair should be retired, Mrs. Wardin
moved that these men be continued at their full-time salaries
until March 1, 1940, the matter to be brought up again at that
time.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Item 7 was informative.

Item 8, recommending the extension of a 6" water main to the new
Engineering building and the installation of a fire hydrant near
the building, this to be left to the Executive Committee with
power to act, on motion of Mrs. Wardin, was unanimously approved.

Item 9 dealt with Mr. George Wingfield's desire that the $3247.38
balance on his gift of $6381.06 for Orr Ditch improvement near
the Electrical Engineering building should be applied to ditch
improvement between the bridges at the front of the Campus and
his offer to bring this amount up to $4000 if the $3247.38 proves
insufficient to cover these improvements.  The Regents requested
their Secretary to express their appreciation to Mr. Wingfield
for his gift.

Item No. 10 - the matter of rent, etc. of the University Farm,
on motion of Mr. Williams, was left to the President and Dean
Stewart to work out and submit to the Executive Committee who
are given power to act.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The Resolutions, approved by the Executive Committee, and read
at the memorial exercises in honor of John Allen Fulton on Octo-
ber 17, 1939, were unanimously approved and ordered incorporated
in the minutes (Mr. Fulton died October 9):

                      TRIBUTE IN RECOGNITION
                              of the
              LIFE AND SERVICES OF JOHN ALLEN FULTON

    Son of Nevada and of the University of Nevada, blest in
    his home life, John Allen Fulton grew to maturity exempli-
    fying the best traditions of an American.

    Trained in wresting from the mountains their secret treasure,
    for over 20 years he "served his day and generation faith-
    fully and well" in South Africa, Nevada and California.  Re-
    turning to Reno he was recommended for the Directorship of
    the Mackay School of Mines by his life-long friend, Emmet
    Boyle.  In a spirit of consecration to the high responsi-
    bilities of the position to which the Regents of our Univer-
    sity had elected him, he interested his mother in establish-
    ing the Robert Lardin Fulton Lecture Foundation, through
    which during past years and all the years to come, the cul-
    tural life of our Campus and of our community will be broad-
    ened and enriched.  For the 15 years of his Directorship of
    the Mackay School of Mines, John Fulton widened its sphere
    of influence and maintained the tradition that in Mining
    Engineering our School was second to none.  Due largely to
    his personal charm, the ties binding the Mackay family to
    the welfare of the University were strengthened and new
    friends made.  Among the latter, outstanding because of his
    very substantial gifts to the University and his abiding
    faith in youth is Mr. S. Frank Hunt.

    Reverent in his thinking, kindly, keeping the common touch,
    serene, secure in the love of family and friends, John Ful-
    ton, cultured gentleman and scholar, has gone from our midst
    and has left to the University a precious memory.  We, the
    Regents, pay our tribute to the man whom we too honored and
    respected.

                             The Board of Regents

                             By George S. Brown
                             Vice Chairman

    October 17, 1939

President Hartman submitted Mrs. Mc Fadden's thanks for flowers
sent for her husband's funeral.

The President advised the Board that the Reno Rotary Club is this
year offering one $100 scholarship and read the letter condition-
ing their gift.

Dr. Hartman read the following letter from the Engineer's Council
for Professional Development:

                                       29 West 39th Street
                                       New York, N. Y.
                                       October 21, 1939

    My Dear Dr. Hartman:

    I beg to advise you that on October 20th the Engineers'
    Council for Professional Development took the following
    action in regard to the curricula submitted by your insti-
    tution for consideration by the E. C. P. D. Committee on
    Engineering Schools:

        Electrical Engineering     To accredit
        Mechanical Engineering     To accredit

    The accredited list as it will appear in published form
    will contain only the curricula which have been accredited
    by E. C. P. D., and where unfavorable action has been taken,
    the Council will omit from any material made public the
    name of the institutions or the curricula which have been
    unfavorably acted upon.  The list will be subject to con-
    tinual revision at the discretion of the Council.

                             Very sincerely yours,

                             C. E. Davies
                             Secretary

On recommendation of Dr. Hartman, Dr. Olmsted moved that the
$27.30 balance on Guy A. Wahlund's David Russell note of $75 be
cancelled, since the man is and for several years has been, a
patient in the State Hospital.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Dr. Olmsted, the President's recommendation that
Jay A. Carpenter be elected Director of the Mackay School of
Mines and of the State Mining Bureau, effective from date at a
salary of $4800, salary to be effective January 1, 1940, was
approved by the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

On motion of Mrs. Wardin, the Board unanimously accepted the deed
to the Eureka Mining Claim in the Yellow Pine Mining District of
Clark County, Patent No. 881286, from Charles August Beck, as
presented to President Hartman by Director Carpenter for trans-
mission to the Board of Regents.  It is requested that Mr.
Carpenter express the Board's appreciation of this gift to Mr.
Beck.

Because of legal difficulties involved, the Regents, on motion
of Judge Brown, expressed regret at their inability to accept
the proffered new station wagon suggestion of Mr. S. Frank Hunt
as presented by Director Carpenter to President Hartman.

The Secretary was instructed to advise Mr. Herbert C. Peck,
who applied for the position of Publicity Agent of the Univer-
sity, that, due to the financial situation, the Regents are not
at present able to give serious consideration to his suggestion.

Chairman Ross read a letter from Superintendent E. O. Vaughn of
the Reno School System commending the Regents on their election
of Dr. Hartman as President.

On motion of Dr. Olmsted, the request of the Associated Students
of the University that the A. S. U. N. fee be advanced from $10
to $12.50 per semester, effective January 8, 1940, in accord with
the results of a student ballot held November 24, 1939, as set
forth in the letter of December 13 from Gertrude Freeman, Presi-
dent of the A. S. U. N., to President Hartman, was approved by
the following vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Hartman recommended the following redistribution of
salaries for the staff of the Mackay School of Mines, to be
effective January 1, 1940:

Jay A. Carpenter, $4800 for 11 months' service, payable in 12
equal monthly payments

Walter S. Palmer, $4800 for 11 months' service, payable in 12
equal monthly payments

William I. Smyth, $2580 for 9 months' service, payable in 12
equal monthly payments, supplemented by pay for 2 additional
months' service in the State Analytical Laboratory at not less
than $215 per month

Vincent P. Gianella, $3600 for 9 months' service, payable in 12
equal monthly payments

Harry H. Wheeler, $2200 for 9 months' service, payable in 12
equal monthly payments

With understanding that Drs. Wheeler and Gianella are to receive
additional pay from the funds of whatever Division shall employ
them during the Summer vacation, the rate of pay per month to
be subject to approval by the President if the funds employing
them are administered by the University, and are to be given
preference for any Summer work under the supervision of the
Director of the School of Mines, at approximately the same rate
of pay they both received in the Summer of 1939, so long as
funds are available to maintain this rate.

Dr. Olmsted moved that this recommendation be approved.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

At the request of Dean Traner, Dr. Hartman recommended the elec-
tion of Miss Margaret Snyder as Secretary of the School of Edu-
cation at $100 per month for 9 1/2 months' service, and two
weeks' vacation with pay, and with understanding that she is to
receive 60 cents per hour for any necessary part-time work dur-
ing the Summer, with some slight increase in compensation after
her first year of service, if that service has been satisfactory
to Dean Traner, the appointment to be effective from December 1,
1939.

Mr. Williams moved the adoption of the above recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman approved the recommendation of Dean Traner that As-
sociate Professor Harold N. Brown of the School of Education
should be Director of the 1940 Summer Session at a salary of
$425, which sum will also cover the teaching of two courses.

Judge Brown moved the adoption of the recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman approved the recommendation of Commissioner Dinsmore
that, effective as from October 1, 1939, the monthly salary of
Joe Mc Leod, Petroleum Products Inspector, be increased from
$150 to $175.

Dr. Olmsted moved the adoption of the recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended granting the request of Mr. R. N. Gibson,
State Labor Commissioner, that Professor C. R. Hicks of the
History Department be permitted to serve, without salary, as the
public representative and Chairman of the Nevada Apprenticeship
Council.  Dr. Olmsted made the motion, which was carried unani-
mously.

Dr. Hartman recommended granting the request of Miss Eva Adams,
Instructor in English, for a year's leave of absence, effective
January 1, 1940, that she may accept a position with Senator
Mc Carran in Washington.

Mr. Williams moved the adoption of this recommendation.  Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

President Hartman presented Dr. Frandsen's brief for the need of
an increase in the Hospital Association Fee to $6 per semester
chargeable to all students, instead of the present arrangement.
After a general discussion, on motion of Mr. Ross, it was the
judgment of the Regents that Dr. Frandsen should be requested to
submit figures on the cost of the necessary equipment and to
advise what guarantees can be given that all students desiring
hospitalization for the limited period mentioned in No. 3, page
3 of his brief may have this "ordinary hospital care".

On motion of Mrs. Wardin it was unanimously and heartily agreed
that the Committee of Deans in charge of Dr. Hartman's inaugu-
ration, together with Colonel Clark and Professor Higginbotham,
and all others who have so ably assisted them, be thanked for
the yeoman service they have rendered the University on this
auspicious occasion.

Chairman Ross suggested that all documents, letters and testi-
monials pertaining to Dr. Hartman's inauguration from sister
Universities, be preserved in a safe place - preferably the
Library, since that is a fire-proof building - as part of the
University's archives.

Recessed to 2 P.M.

Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 2 P.M., all members
present.

Dr. Hartman presented the request of Cecil W. Creel for a year's
leave of absence, effective January 21, 1940, without pay, that
he may serve the Land-Grant College Association as its adviser
in pending matters of moment to the Association in Washington,
D. C.  President Hartman supplemented this request by letters
to himself from Dr. T. O. Walton, Chairman of the Executive Com-
mittee and from Mr. Thomas Cooper, Secretary-Treasurer of the
Land-Grant College Association, in which they both requested the
granting of a year's leave of absence to Dr. Creel.  Dr. Hartman
recommended granting the requested leave to Dr. Creel.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          Aye
    Mr. Ross             Aye

Dr. Hartman recommended that Mr. Thomas P. Buckman, now Assistant
Director, be named Acting Director, at a salary rate of $4200 per
year, payable from Agricultural Extension Funds, from January 21,
1940 for the duration of Director Creel's leave of absence, and
presented letters in support of and against his recommendation.
These were read and discussed.

Mr. Ross moved the adoption of the President's recommendation.
Vote:

    Judge Brown          Aye
    Mr. Williams         Aye
    Dr. Olmsted          Aye
    Mrs. Wardin          No
    Mr. Ross             Aye

The date of the next meeting was set for January 27, 1940 unless
call for an earlier meeting should come from the Chairman.

                             Silas E. Ross
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary