12/17/1960

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 17-18, 1960








12-17-1960

Pages 456-473



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

December 17, 1960



The Board of Regents met in room 205, Morrill Hall, Reno Campus,

on Saturday, December 17, 1960. Present by roll call: Regents

Arnold, Crumley, Elwell, Germain, Grant, Lombardi. Present also

were Engineer Rogers and President Armstrong. Present as ob-

servers were Neil Humphrey, State Budget Director; and Howard

Barrett, Secretary to the Nevada Taxpayers Association. Report-

ers Robbins, Mount and Aiken covered the meeting for the Press.



The meeting was called to order at 9:10 A.M. by Chairman Grant.

Regents Anderson and Tyson, and Deputy Attorney General Porter

came into the meeting at 9:15 A.M. Vice President Young came

into the meeting at 9:25 A.M.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



The minutes of the meeting of October 29, 1960 were approved

upon motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, and

unanimous vote.



2. Comptroller's Claims



President Armstrong presented the following claims submitted

to him by Comptroller Hayden and recommended approval:



Regents checks, number 01-95 to 01-131 inclusive for a

total of $947,157.23 for October.



State claims, number 90-1204, 01-46 to 01-65 and 01-512

to 01-516 inclusive for a total of $354,997.64 for

October.



Regents checks, number 01-132 to 01-172 inclusive for a

total of $677,998.81 for November.



State claims, number 90-1205 to 90-1208, 01-66 to 01-84

and 01-517 to 01-520 inclusive for total of $391,491.22

for November.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the claims be approved.



3. Gifts and Grants



Gifts and grants as follows were presented by President

Armstrong with the recommendation that they be accepted.



Scholarship Payments



From Mitchell Armanko - $200 for the Armanko Office Supply

Company Scholarship Fund.



From Dick Graves, Sparks - $1500 for the Dick Graves Schol-

arship Fund.



From the Estate of Alma Holmshaw - $600 for the Harry F.

Holmshaw Scholarship Fund.



From Mrs. H. L. Klute - $250 for the Klute Scholarships in

foreign languages.



From Gordon Thompson - $100 for the R. C. Thompson Scholar-

ship Fund.



From the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants -

$200 for their scholarship fund.



From the El Capitan Club, Hawthorne - $500 for their schol-

arship fund.



From the Nevada State Press Association - $250 for their

scholarship fund.



From Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri - $2000

for their Research Fellowship Awards Program.



From the Reno Rotary Club - $350 for their scholarship fund.



From the Sparks 20-30 Club - $200 for their scholarship

fund.



From the Emporium of Music, Reno - $100 for their scholar-

ship fund.



From Standard Oil Company of California - $600 for the 4-H

Club Scholarships.



From the Las Vegas Chapter of Executives' Secretaries,

Inc. - $400 for their scholarship fund at Nevada Southern.



From Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc. - $1000 for

scholarships for the Reno Campus and $250 for the Las Vegas

Campus in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Physics.



Miscellaneous Gifts



From the following donors, contributions to a Jack Myles

Memorial Bookshelf at the University of Nevada:



Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fierce, Reno - $5

Mrs. Theodore Purchner, Reno - $5

Mrs. Frances Melahn Stoddard, Reno - $25

Mr. George Wingfield, Jr., Reno - $25

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Myles, Reno - $10

Dr. and Mrs. R. J. La Fond, Reno - $10

Miss Mary Winslow Summerfield, Reno - $2.50

Mr. Thomas W. Miller, Reno - $10

Mrs. Katherine Mayhew, Reno - $5

Doyle & Mc Kenna Advertising Agency, Reno - $10

Mrs. Ira Uhlmeyer, Lone Pine, California - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wharton, Bartlett, California - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cooper, Los Angeles, California - $10

Miss Isabell Moe, Reno - $5

Miss Lucille Smith, Reno - $5

Mrs. Bertha Hall, Big Pine, California - $5

Mrs. Myrtle Myles, Reno - $30

Mrs. Ethel Zimmer, Reno - $7.50

Mr. George A. Probasco, Reno - $50

Beta Sigma Phi, Reno - $5

Nevada State Press Association, Reno - $10

Dr. Oliver M. Wallace, Reno - $20

Mr. R. M. Cross, Newport Beach, California - $25

Mrs. Neil P. Scott, Reno - $5

Mr. A. E. Cahlan, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. C. V. Carter, Reno - $10

Mr. George F. Hamilton, Reno - $5

Nevada Bank of Commerce, Reno - $10

Harrah's Club, Reno - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Newton Crumley, Reno - $10

Mrs. Rosecella Cummings, Reno - $5

Miss Blythe Bulmer, Mrs. F. B. Bulmer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl

Shelly and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox, Reno - $20

Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno - $10

Mr. A. C. Grant, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. I. J. Sandorf, Reno - $10

Reno Council Navy League of the U. S., Reno - $50

Miss Gertrude Myers and Miss Rosezella Parker, Carson City -

$5

Cub Scout Pack #308, Reno - $10

Dr. and Mrs. George J. Furman, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina -

$25

Dr. Wallace Wilcox, Los Angeles, California - $7.50

Dr. and Mrs. Francis M. Kernan, Reno - $5

Professor Keiste Janulis, Reno - 10 books

Sigma Delta Chi, Reno - 1 book

Professor A. L. Higginbotham, Reno - 7 books

Mr. and Mrs. Kenenth Ingram, Reno - bookplates

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stevenson, Reno - $5



From Weld Arnold, Carson City - a copy of "The Photographic

Lunar Atlas", together with 230 plates, published by the

Chicago Press, for the Library.



From the Nevada State Library, Carson City - 21 issues of

"U. S. Naval Institute, Proceedings", which they received

as a gift, for the Library.



From American Telephone & Telegraph Company of Nevada -

"Vitality in a Business Enterprise", containing lectures by

American Telephone & Telegraph Company President Frederick

R. Kappel, for the Library.



From Fred Lohse, Reno - specimens of magnesite and hydro-

magnesite for the Mackay School of Mines Museum.



From the Southern Nevada Section, Women's Auxiliary of the

A. I. M. E. - $200 to be used as a grant-in-aid to a student

or students studying for a degree in the Mackay School of

Mines.



From G. A. Peterson, Mina - a specimen of Jamesonite from

his property in the Caldelaria Mining District, for the

Mackay School of Mines Museum.



From the Reno Section, Women's Auxiliary to A. I. M. E. -

$10 for the Mackay School of Mines Library.



From Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno - $7.50 in memory of Joseph

Roy Fisher, $7.50 in memory of Larry Longero, and $10 in

memory of John Canson, for purchase of books for the Orvis

School of Nursing.



From Ralph L. Druehl, Elko - two magazines, "The Nurse",

May 1915 and "The Nurse", August 1914, for the Orvis School

of Nursing.



From the Nevada Professional Chapter, Sigma Delta Chi - $75

for the Journalism Discretionary Fund.



From the Pioneer Title Insurance Company, Reno, and from

the Nevada Title Guaranty Company, Reno - $175 each to pro-

vide travel expenses for two Real Estate major students to

attend the National Association of Real Estate Boards'

Junior Real Estate Program for Students at Southern Metho-

dist University.



From Louis J. Loren and Nelson Conway, Las Vegas - $93.75

to be used in connection with seminars in business at Nevada

Southern. This gift was made from salary payments for their

work on the Federal Tax course at Nevada Southern.



From David Goldwater, Las Vegas - $100 to be used for pur-

change of back periodicals in the area of Business Adminis-

tration at Nevada Southern.



From Nevada Title Insurance Company, Las Vegas - two checks,

one in the amount of $500 and one in the amount of $715 to

cover sponsorship of Real Estate seminars at Nevada

Southern.



From the Women's Auxiliary, American Institute of Mining,

Southern Nevada Section - $100 for the Library fund of

Nevada Southern.



From John W. Mackay, Mineola, New York - gift of the follow-

ing items which are presently in possession of the Univer-

sity:



One pair (2) Soup Tureens with Covers and

Ladles, appraised at . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,000

One pair (2) Carafes, appraised at . . . . . . 1,250

One pair (2) Candelabra, appraised at . . . . 8,000

One pair (2) Goblets, appraised at . . . . . . 250

One pair (2) Smoker Stands, appraised at . . . 1,000

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Total Appraised Value #13,500



From John A. Boetz, Jr., Endwell, New York - $50 under the

IBM Matching Grants to Education Program.



From Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Buchanan, Sparks - $100 to the stu-

ent loan fund in memory of their son, John Scott Buchanan.



From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $87,500

as 1/2 payment on a grant of $175,000 for a Planetarium-

Atmospherium.



From Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur D. May - 100 shares of common

stock, $5 P. V., The May Department Stores Company, for

the Art Department. A letter to Craig Sheppard, signed by

Wilbur D. May, dated November 1, 1960 states, "As to the

matter of the stock gift, Mrs. May and I want you to know

that we will be guided by your judgment as to the best way

this donation can be used by your department". Value of

the stock as of December 13, 1960 was $4,437.50.



Grants



From the Office of Education, Department of Health, Edu-

cation and Welfare, Washington, D. C. - $2,156 for support

of a research project entitled, "Programming a Teaching

Machine Course in Thinking and Problem Solving", under the

direction of Dr. Willard F. Day, Assistant Professor of

Psychology.



From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

$47,900 for support of a "Summer Institute in Mathematics

for High School Teachers of Mathematics" during the Summer

of 1961 under the direction of Dr. R. N. Tompson, Associate

Professor of Mathematics.



From Research Corporation, New York - $1800 as a supplemen-

tary grant to provide a Graduate Assistant for research

program being conducted by Dr. Sill of the Physics Depart-

ment for which $3900 was granted in October, 1959, on "An

Experimental Study of Solid State Surface Free Energy Using

Surfaces of Controlled Contamination and Associated Re-ex-

amination of Basic Theories of Surfaces".



From the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,

Washington, D. C. - $2855 as first payment on a grant of

$11,420 for research project entitled, "Studies on Alfalfa

Saponins", to be conducted by Dr. Morris of the Chemistry

Department.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

tary write a note of thanks to each donor.



4. Sirkegian Memorial Loan Fund



On June 3, 1949, the Board of Regents accepted the sum of

$1,102 to be used as a loan fund in memory of Paul J.

Sirkegian. Under date of November 20, 1960 Mr. Charles

Springer wrote on behalf of Mrs. Sirkegian as follows,

"It appears that no use has been made of this ($1,102) and

that it has been just sitting there without use being made

of it. Because of this she has asked me to request on her

behalf that the money be put at the disposal of the faculty

and Dean of the School of Mines to be used for the purchase

of equipment. Mrs. Sirkegian would like, if possible, to

have some item selected at the discretion of the School of

Mines and, if possible, some plaque or other tangible recog-

nition of the memory of her deceased husband." President

Armstrong recommended that the request of Mrs. Sirkegian be

approved.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the funds in the Paul J.

Sirkegian Memorial Loan Fund in the amount of $1,102 be

used as requested by Mrs. Sirkegian, quoted above.



5. Desert Research Institute



Professor Wendell Mordy was present for this report. Dr.

Armstrong introduced him. He reported on the present status

and plans for future development of the Desert Research

Institute, and especially of the Atmospherium-Planetarium,

money for which was recently received from the Max C.

Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada. It will be used for

instruction of school children and for teaching University

courses. He plans also to have a series of exhibits to

which the children of the public schools will be invited,

as well as some semi-permanent exhibits. The purpose of

the Atmospherium, he said, is not for research but is

designed to get the interest of young people in the fields

pertaining to this work, since these activities are closely

connected with space studies. This will be the first time

such an Atmospherium has been attempted in the United

States. The building will represent a contribution by the

University of Nevada toward the establishment of an Atmos-

pheric Physics Program and it is expected that funds will

be forthcoming from the National Science Foundation. The

Desert Research Institute will undertake plans to study the

water situation in Nevada along with other aspects of the

desert climate. The purpose is to try to determine not how

we can change the arid situation of Nevada, which is the

most arid of all the States, but how we can live in this

arid country more comfortably.



Chairman Grant thanked Professor Mordy for his presentation.



6. Bid Openings



President Armstrong read the reports of meetings for open-

ing of bids as follows:



A meeting to open bids was held in room 205, Morrill Hall,

on Wednesday, November 2, 1960. Notice had duly appeared in

local papers calling for bids for FURNISHING, PLACING AND

COMPACTING FILL AT THE SITE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

DAIRY FARM. Present: Comptroller Hayden, Engineer Rogers,

Assistant Engineer Whalen, and two members of bidding firms.



Bids were opened by Mr. Hayden at 4:00 P.M. as follows:



George Grifall Company - Accompanied by cashiers check

in the amount of $1,250 - $24,115. Work to be completed

within 30 working days.



Fred Schopper Construction Company - Accompanied by bid

bond in the amount of 5% - $27,442.65. Commence work

immediately, no completion date indicated.



George E. Miller Construction Company - Accompanied by

bid bond in the amount of 5% - $37,900. Work to be

completed within 120 calendar days.



Ready Mix Concrete Company - Accompanied by bid bond

in the amount of 5% - $15,950. Work to be completed

within 90 days.



Helms Construction Company - Accompanied by bid bond in

the amount of 5% - $24,999.99. Work to be completed

within 45 working days.



Isbell Construction Company - Accompanied by certified

check in the amount of $1,720 - $34,350. Work to be

completed within 65 working days.



The bids were turned over to the University Engineer for

compilation, and the recommendation to the President and

to the Board of Regents. The cashiers checks were turned

over to the Comptroller for safekeeping.



Recommendation: It is recommended that the bid of Ready

Mix Concrete Company, in the amount of $15,950 be accepted

and a contract be drawn to accomplish this work. This bid

is within the estimate prepared by the University Engineer's

Office, and the funds are available in the Ladino Dairy Farm

Sale.



Respectfully submitted,



/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved: /s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried by

roll call vote with Regent Germain not voting and all other

Regents voting "aye", that the acceptance of the bid and

the awarding of the contract be approved.



A meeting to open bids was held in room 205, Morrill Hall,

on Wednesday, November 23, 1960. Present: Comptroller

Hayden, Engineer Rogers and a representative of Powell

Cabinets and Fixtures Company. Notice had duly appeared in

local papers calling for bids for FABRICATING FURNITURE FOR

THE DINING COMMONS, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, NEVADA, to

be opened at 4:00 P.M. on this date.



Bids were opened by Mr. Hayden as follows:



Builders Mill and Fixtures Company - Accompanied by bid

bond in the amount of 5% - $2,374.50. Work to be com-

pleted within 30 working days.



Powell Cabinets and Fixtures Company - Accompanied by

bid bond in the amount of 5% - $2,650. Work to be com-

pleted within 30 working days.



Ramsey Brothers Mill and Supply Company - Accompanied

by cashiers check in the amount of $150.60 - $3,012.00.

Work to be completed within 35 days.



The bids were turned over to the University Engineer for

study and recommendation to the President and to the Board

of Regents. The cashiers check was turned over to the

Comptroller for safekeeping.



Recommendation: It is recommended that the bid of Builders

Mill and Fixtures Company, in the amount of $2,374.50 be

accepted, and a contract be drawn to accomplish this work.

Monies are available in the Dining Hall Equipment Fund.



/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved: /s/ Robert L. Kersey, Director Student Services

/s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote, that the acceptance of the

bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.



7. Building Program



Professor I. J. Sandorf, member of the State Planning Board,

was present for this item of business.



Dr. Anderson as Chairman of the Regents' Building Committee

read and discussed the minutes of the meeting as follows:



Meeting of Members of the Building Committee

of the Board of Regents and

of the State Planning Board with

Representatives of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

November 4, 1960



The group met in the Office of the President of the Univer-

sity at 2:00 P.M. on the above date. Present were: Dr.

Anderson, Chairman of the Regents' Building Committee, Mr.

Thompson, Chairman of the State Planning Board, Mr. Bissell

of the Planning Board, Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Kirkpatrick of

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Vice President Young, Engineer

Rogers and President Armstrong.



Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the proposed scope for

the Master Plans for the Reno and Las Vegas Campuses, with

special reference to the academic information requested and

to discuss the various imponderables in the planning of the

two Campuses for the next ten years. Mr. Rodgers believes

that an incremented plan is entirely feasible, which would

deal first with immediate problems, then make informed

guesses concerning more distant problems and unforeseen

developments. This would make it possible for the Univer-

sity to provide information immediately available while at

the same time having sufficient opportunity to develop the

more detailed information as staff becomes available. It

is hoped that the University can fill the Architect-Planner

position by January 1, 1961 out of reserve funds and then

carry the full position thereafter in the budget beginning

July 1, 1961.



The acquisition of property surrounding the Reno Campus was

thoroughly discussed with reference to its importance for

the development of the University, particularly in connec-

tion with off-street parking. Similarly, the importance of

planning to provide for the maximum land development of the

Campus was stressed.



Mr. Rodgers indicated that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill can

in approximately four months provide the University with

some information concerning emergency land acquisition or

other supplemental budget requests which ought to be con-

sidered by the next session of the Legislature. Similarly,

they can be of some assistance to us in the immediate prob-

lems connected with the location of buildings already in

the planning stages.



It was brought out in the discussion that the two Campus

Plans will be done concurrently.



It was agreed that the University will proceed to provide

all information called for in the scope which is now read-

ily available and will do everything possible thereafter

to speed up the development of the University's educational

planning.



It was agreed that the University and the State Planning

Board should request the city and county planners to delay

the finalizing of plans for the surrounding areas until ours

develop sufficiently for coordination with city and county

plans. It was agreed that we should ask cooperation of city

and county planning agencies with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

in this connection.



It was agreed that the present scope is satisfactory if an

additional paragraph is included to the effect that the

University will provide all information which is now readily

available and other academic and related information as it

can be developed.



It was agreed that there should be a joint meeting of the

Building Committee of the Regents and of the Planning Board

to resubmit the scope, to be held on November 9.



The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



General discussion followed regarding the scope of work de-

sired from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. There was discussion

also as to whether it would be desirable to write to the

State Planning Board and other agencies regarding Regents'

views. At the suggestion of Mr. Porter, it was agreed that

letters be written to the city and county Officials, the

Regional Planning Commission and the State Highway Board,

asking that they delay making decisions on any long range

planning until members of the University Administration have

had an opportunity to discuss these matters with them.



Joint Meeting of Building Committee of

Board of Regents and State Planning Board

November 9, 1960



The groups met in room 205, Morrill Hall, on the University

Campus at 7:45 P.M. on the above date. Present were: rep-

resenting the State Planning Board, Mr. Thompson, Mr.

Isbell, Mr. Empey, Mr. Sandorf; and Mr. Henderson of the

State Planning Board staff. Representing the Regents'

Building Committee were Mr. Arnold and Dr. Lombardi; Dr.

Anderson entered the meeting late. Vice President Young,

Engineer Rogers and President Armstrong were also present.

Also present were Mr. Vhay and Mr. Hellman, architects.



Dr. Lombardi presided in the temporary absence of Dr.

Anderson. A discussion ensued concerning the location of

the Women's Dormitory as proposed by the architects, Mr.

Vhay and Mr. Hellman. They indicated the reasons for join-

ing the building to Manzanita with a common foyer, making

use of the existing house mother's quarters in Manzanita

and producing a corresponding savings in supervision, inas-

much as the house mother in Manzanita can also supervise the

new Women's Dormitory, together with some floor monitors.

The architects pointed out that the proposed location pro-

vides maximum open space between the new Women's Dormitory

and Artemisia Hall, rather than spreading the building be-

tween the two existing ones.



On motion by Mr. Sandorf, seconded by Mr. Isbell, the State

Planning Board accepted the layout for the Women's Dormitory

as presented with the recommendation that the architects

attempt to set it back approximately ten feet from the road

in an easterly direction, if possible.



Next item for discussion was the location of the proposed

Social Science building. The problem of providing 50 feet

of clearance between the Social Science building and Silas

Ross Hall necessitates projecting the south end of the

Social Science building slightly into the driveway. This

in turn would necessitate re-working the entire area, but

it can be maintained as a walk-way. After thorough discus-

sion, it was agreed that this proposal is satisfactory and

the layout was approved both by the Planning Board and the

Regents' Building Committee.



The Master Plan contract prepared by the State Planning

Board to be executed with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was

presented for discussion and various points were reviewed

in line with the discussions held on November 4. Members

of the Building Committee indicated that the scope and the

contract appear to be satisfactory.



Mr. Crumley entered the meeting at this point, 10:00 P.M.



It was also agreed that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill should

project for a ten year period but also contemplate the

needs of the University beyond this point for future ex-

pansion.



It was also pointed out that the organic sketches and pre-

liminary report plans, as called for in the scope, will

provide the University with some immediate help in the loc-

ation of new buildings to be constructed in the immediate

future before completion of the full Master Plan.



There was final general agreement that the contract is sat-

isfactory with some details to be worked out. Members of

the State Planning Board left at 10:40 P.M.



The Building Committee then considered plans for extension

of the utility systems in Las Vegas, which are now ready

for approval, as presented by Engineer Rogers. By motion

of Mr. Arnold and Dr. Lombardi, unanimously approved, the

plans were accepted.



The next item for discussion was the plans for the Las

Vegas Library. A number of serious deficiencies seemed to

be apparant, particularly with reference to the loss of

stack space caused by the circular plan. It appears that

9,960 feet is necessary to produce the equivalent of 7,000

square feet in a conventional plan. The present plan is

some $52,000 over the construction budget. It appeared

therefore to the Committee that a building of this archi-

tectural shape will cost approximately 10% more than one of

conventional shape. It appeared further that the value of

centralized supervision, as possible in this kind of layout,

would not offset the disadvantages of cost. After further

discussion, it was moved by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr.

Crumley, that we notify the Las Vegas sub-committee of the

Building Committee that the Building Committee is not sat-

isfied with the architectural style or layout of the

Library from the point of view of economy and use, and

suggest that the architects reconsider the plan for archi-

tectural features more compatible with buildings now exist-

ing in terms of economy of space and the building budget.

This was unanimously approved.



The third item for discussion was the preliminary plans for

the Life Science Wing and after discussion it was moved by

Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, to approve the prelim-

inary plans, subject to satisfactory development of an en-

trance on the west end of the Wing. The motion was unani-

mously approved.



The last item was the discussion of Mr. Wayne Mc Leod's

proposed gift of approximately 17 acres adjoining the Nevada

Southern Campus with the stipulation that the athletic field

be named for him. After further discussion, the President

was directed to write a letter to Mr. Mc Leod indicating

that the Board of Regents would be happy to accept the gift

and to name an athletic facility or area for him, but not

stipulating that the main athletic field would be so named.

The President was asked further to indicate that if this is

not satifactory, the Board would be pleased to have him

meet with them on December 17 to discuss it in more detail.



The meeting adjourned at 11:30 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



Meeting of the Board of Regents' Building Committee

and

Members of the State Planning Board Executive Committee

November 15, 1960



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents and members

of the State Planning Board Executive Committee met in

room 205, Morrill Hall, at 7:30 P.M., on the above date.

Present were: Regents Anderson, Chairman of the Building

Committee, Arnold, Tyson; Planning Board Chairman Thompson,

Mr. Sandorf, Secretary Bissell; Deputy Attorney General

Porter; Executive Vice President Young, University Engineer

Rogers; architects David Vhay and Ferrari.



Bids for the Science and Technology building, Las Vegas,

were discussed. N. J. Helgeson Construction Company claimed

that its bid was for Addendum #3, but it was submitted on

forms for Base Bid #1, so was disallowed. Therefore, low

bid was by Sierra Construction Company, for $605,000 (Adden-

dum #3). This bid is $27,180 over the budget. Mr. Bissell

recommended a readjustment of figures for furnishings down-

ward by that amount, and that it be added to the capital

outlay request for the next biennium. Sierra Construction

Company suggested two deductions, amounting to $6,000

(Section 28.43 (-$1,500); aluminum sash (-$4,500)). Arch-

itect and Bissell recommended their acceptance.



Mr. Bissell gave a breakdown of the budget for this project

as follows:



FIXED COSTS

(Job Inspector, Laboratory Tests, Planning

Coordinator, Advertising, Inspectors' Forms) $ 9,768



READJUSTED FURNITURE BUDGET 9,206



CONTINGENCY $ 12,100



CONTRACT AWARD $621,500

Change Order #1 Deduct $ 6,000 $615,500



ARCHITECT/ENGINEER FEES * $ 11,026

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$657,600



*Note: This figure of $11,026 has been

finalized by a credit of $1,554 from

Design Act, Chapter 458, Statues of

Nevada, 1959.



The University Engineer recommended that the University ac-

cept readjustment of the furniture budget, but defer action

on adding that amount to capital outlay request to the Leg-

islature. He stated that he has another approach which he

wishes to discuss with the President. The University Engi-

neer recommended acceptance of recommendation of architect

regarding suggested deductions, recommended Alternate "E"

on Base Bid #1 as most important alternate, recommended

Alternate "B" on Base Bid #1 as least important, Alternate

"A" as next least important, and recommended that Alternate

"D" should be amended to include clock program, and conduit

for television (Bissell said this could be done).



The following alternates are important and should be in-

cluded under Base Bid #1:



Alternate "C" $ 2,300

Alternate "D" (amended) 1,900

Alternate "E" 7,000

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$11,200



The following alternates are important and should be in-

cluded under Base Bid #2:



Alternate "B" $ 1,200

Alternate "C" (amended) 1,100

Alternate "D" 4,300

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$ 6,600



TOTAL FOR BOTH BASE BIDS $17,800



Bissell must poll Planning Board members for decision.

University recommended above.



A general discussion was held on the scope of work for

Master Plans for Reno and Las Vegas Campuses. Present

scope was changed very little from that discussed at the

combined meeting of November 9, 1960.



It was agreed after much discussion to request an early in-

spection of the Reno Campus by the architect, so that he

could advise the Boards as to the location of proposed

buildings to be designed before the Master Plan is complete.



The University will furnish the Architect a list of items

with remarks as to the availability of the information.



David Vhay requested an extension of time on preplanning of

the Social Science building, until December 23, 1960; which

was granted by the Planning Board. University needed time

to study present space layout of the building.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 P.M.



Meeting of the Building Committee of the Board of Regents

with

Members of the State Planning Board

December 8, 1960



The two groups met in room 205, Morrill Hall, at 7:45 P.M.

on the above date. Present, representing the Regents'

Building Committee were: Dr. Anderson, Mr. Arnold, Dr.

Lombardi, Mr. Germain, Mr. Tyson, and Mr. Crumley. For

the Planning Board, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Fitz, Mr. Sandorf,

Mr. Bissell, Mr. Henderson. Also present were architects

Knighton and Mc Daniels, Vice President Young, Engineer

Rogers, Mr. Jerry Dye, Librarian, Nevada Southern, and

President Armstrong.



Purpose of the meeting was to reconsider the plans for the

Las Vegas Library on the basis of changes made by the arch-

itects since the last discussion with them. Mr. Knighton

pointed out that the building has been reduced somewhat in

size and a rearrangement in the stack areas brought about

to reduce the total stack square footage area while not

reducing the number of volumes which can be accommodated.

Figures were produced by the architects to show the com-

parative stack spaces of a circular and rectangular plan,

as attached. At present, it was indicated that the Library

is about $10,000 in excess of the construction budget, but

the architects are confident that with minor adjustments

this can be cut back within the budget. The architects

estimate that per square foot construction costs will be

slightly in excess of $19 on the basis of contractors'

estimates.



Mr. Henderson of the Planning Board spoke on the structural

aspects of the circular design and related cost factors.

He does not believe that costs would be significantly great-

er for this design.



There ensued a discussion of areas which could be reduced

if necessary in order to meet the budget -- for example,

smoking area and some of the reading areas. It was pointed

out that the budget includes $75,000 for equipment, furni-

ture, etc.



There then ensued a discussion of the architectural appear-

ance of the proposed building.



It was agreed by the architects that if bids come in in ex-

cess of the budget, they are prepared under their present

contract to redesign as necessary to bring the building

within budgeted funds.



Mr. Knighton made the statement that this building as pro-

posed can be built at no greater cost than a rectangular

building with the same usable space, and in fact, that the

building can be constructed for somewhat less than a rec-

tangular building of the same usable space which would make

any provision for architectural appearance and attractive-

ness, including windows, which in turn would require more

radiation heat and air conditioning.



Mr. Germain pointed out that discussion with other Regents

in Las Vegas, members of the Advisory Committee and other

citizens indicates full satisfaction with the architectural

appearance of the building as proposed.



Motion was made by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, to

approve the preliminary plans as revised and presented by

the architects this evening and as discussed, contingent

upon revisions discussed as necessary to bring the building

within the construction budget. This was unanimously ap-

proved.



Mr. Crumley made a note to the effect that he does not ap-

prove this design for a Library on either Campus but in

deference to the wishes of the Southern Nevada Regents, he

voted in favor of the motion.



Mr. Germain reported that the committee which had raised

funds to memorialize the four chaplains of World War II

has indicated an interest in some form of a memorial in the

Library plus funds for books or some other suitable gift.

It was agreed that Mr. Germain will bring a specific recom-

mendation to the next Regents' meeting.



Mr. Thompson indicated that the State Planning Board has

planned a meeting with the architects of the Engineering

building, Reno Campus, to discuss the electrical plans on

December 20 at 7:30 P.M. in Mr. Isbell's Office and invited

all members of the Board of Regents' Building Committee to

attend. It was informally agreed that this is a satisfac-

tory date.



There ensued a discussion concerning contracts for the

aerial surveys. Mr. Bissell reported that the proposed

contractor, Mr. Sprout, has indicated that the cost will

be considerably in excess of the budgeted amount. Mr.

Bissell had estimated that the total cost would be approx-

imately $5,000, but Mr. Sprout indicates that this will run

somewhat in excess of $10,000. Various means to reduce the

cost were discussed, and it was agreed that Engineer Rogers,

Mr. Bissell, and Mr. Sprout will confer and have a recom-

mendation ready for next meeting of the Board of Regents.



Architects Vhay and Hellman entered the meeting at this

point to discuss preliminary plans for the Women's Dormitory

as revised after the last meeting with the State Planning

Board. They pointed out that investigation shows that re-

locating the building approximately ten feet to the east

would necessitate piers over the lake, increasing the cost

for footings by approximately $10,000. In addition, the

Highway Department indicates that there is no intention to

widen Virginia Street at this point, and since the present

plan sets the building back approximately 30 feet from the

highway, this would not seem to be a problem. A model of

the building was displayed and discussed.



Questions were asked concerning the conformity of archi-

tecture with Manzanita and the prominence of the new build-

ing because of being set nearer the street than Manzanita.

After further discussion, a motion was made by Dr. Lombardi,

seconded by Mr. Arnold, to approve the preliminary plans

and layout as presented. This was unanimously approved by

the Building Committee, and the members of the State Plann-

ing Board indicated their approval as well. The working

drawings for the new Women's Dormitory are to be completed

within 100 days from the approval of the preliminary plans

tonight.



Members of the Planning Board and the architects left the

meeting at this point, and the members of the Building

Committee then held a discussion with Mr. Thompson concern-

ing the proposed gift of property by Mr. Wayne Mc Leod. Mr.

Thompson, who is Mr. Mc Leod's attorney, indicates that he

believes that it is very important for the University to

acquire the property now if possible because of its increas-

ing value. The question was then discussed as to how the

University can carry out Mr. Mc Leod's stipulation to name

the athletic field for him and yet at the same time not in-

hibit other gifts for a stadium or related facilities. Dr.

Anderson and Mr. Thompson both indicated that conversations

with Mr. Mc Leod indicated that the only stipulation that

Mr. Mc Leod would make is that the field be named for him.

There would be no objection to naming a stadium or other

related facilities for some other donor. Mr. Thompson

thinks that this can be clarifed in the deed of gift.



Mr. Germain will discuss this with the other Las Vegas

Regents and it is anticipated that final action can be

taken at the meeting on December 17.



The consensus of the group was to request Mr. Thompson to

provide, if possible, a deed of gift which would be accept-

able to Mr. Mc Leod, for consideration and action by the

Board at its meeting on December 17.



The meeting adjourned at 11:30 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



Mr. Germain discussed the bid opening in Las Vegas for the

Science Technology building and stated that Mr. Helgeson

now understands that he did not comply with bid require-

ments, and so was not eligible for the bid award.



8. Bid Opening - Revenue Bond Certificates



It was now 11:00 A.M. PST, the time set and duly advertised

for opening of bids for public sale of the University of

Nevada Revenue Certificates of 1959 in the principal amount

of $2,012,000 for construction of a Men's Dormitory, Housing

for Married Students and Faculty, a Dining Hall, and a

Women's Dormitory. Room 205 was declared to be the Presi-

dent's Office for the purpose of the bid opening. Vice

President Young checked the U. S. mail for bids which might

have come in, and confirmed the fact that no other bids had

been received. Pursuant to Notice of Sale, received bids

were opened by the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 17, 1960 for

the purchase of all or any block of the designated nego-

tiable coupon University of Nevada Housing certificates of

1959, in the principal amount of $2,012,000 dated as of

April 1, 1959, consisting of 2012 certificates numbered

consecutively from 1 to 2012, both inclusive, in the

denomination of $1,000 each.



The sole bid-offer received was that of the Housing and

Home Finance Agency for purchase of the certificates at par,

the first $630,000 thereof at 3 1/8 per annum interest rate

and the remaining $1,382,000 of the certificates at 2 7/8

per annum interest rate.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously by roll call vote to accept such bid and make

award of the certificates in accordance with said bid offer

of the Housing and Home Finance Agency.



9. Building Program, Continued



Referring to the minutes of November 9, Dr. Anderson review-

ed the action of the committee that they were not satisfied

with the plans for the Las Vegas Library building. While

the committee did not actually disapprove the plans, they

felt that they did not have sufficient evidence that the

plans were economically feasible to accept them. The Las

Vegas subcommittee of the Building Committee concurred in

the action taken on November 9. A few days after that meet-

ing word was received that the Las Vegas group had consid-

ered plans revised by the architects and liked them. At

their request a meeting was held on December 8 to which the

architects were invited. Mr. Grant and Mr. Germain believed

that the reason the two groups (Reno and Las Vegas) did not

come to an understanding was that the architects for the

building were not in attendance at the meeting in Reno to

answer questions.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that, whenever preliminary plans are being con-

sidered by the Regents' Building Committee, the architects

be invited to attend the meeting.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that, in all cases of major construction, the

architects be asked to prepare a model to the scale of 1/8

inch to 1 foot to assist the Regents' Building Committee in

its study of the plans.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-

mously that the minutes of the meetings of the Regents'

Building Committee as presented by Dr. Anderson be approved.



10. Aerial Surveys



Mr. Rogers reported on a meeting with Mr. Bissell of the

State Planning Board, and Mr. Sprout, engineer for aerial

surveys. Mr. Sprout estimated the cost of the aerial sur-

veys at $10,314 which would leave $2,386 for the models.

It was the consensus of the Board that we use the models we

have now and upgrade them rather than starting all over.

The Regents discussed the price and the possibility of seek-

ing another engineer for the job. Mr. Rogers pointed out

that since the Regents and the Planning Board are negotiat-

ing with Mr. Sprout, it is necessary now to work with him

until the Planning Board either accepts or rejects his of-

fer. He stated also that he believes the prices asked are

in line with accepted prices for such work. It was agreed

by consensus that the scope of the work would have to be

changed to keep within the appropriation.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the President advise the

Planning Board to proceed with the contract with Mr. Sprout

and that it is agreeable with the Regents to fly all Uni-

versity property except the Main Station Far, and to contour

map only the two main Campuses.



11. Mc Leod Property



President Armstrong reported on correspondence and telephone

calls with Mr. Mc Leod since the last meeting of the Board.

He then read a letter from Mr. Louis Mead Dixon, represent-

ing Mr. Mc Leod, dated December 12, 1960, as follows:



"Enclosed is a deed of gift conveying to the University

of Nevada 17.4 acres of land adjacent to the Campus of

Southern Nevada. The gift is offered to the University

by Wayne Mc Leod and Louise Mc Leod subject to the con-

dition with respect to the naming of the principal ath-

letic field as stated in the deed.



"We understand the acceptance of the gift will be acted

upon by the Board of Regents on December 17th. If it is

not definitely accepted or rejected on or before that

date, please consider the offer withdrawn and return the

deed. Please, also, notify us promptly of the action

taken."



After consulting with members of the Board of Regents, Dr.

Armstrong talked with Mr. Mc Leod and told him that the land

he is now offering might not be the athletic field, but that

as agreed by members of the Building Committee of the Board,

the University will be happy to accept the gift and to name

an athletic field or facility for him. Dr. Armstrong then

wrote a confirming letter to Mr. Mc Leod under date of

November 11, 1960. Dr. Armstrong recommended acceptance of

the gift of land under the terms of the letter.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the Regents accept the gift of property

from Mr. Mc Leod under conditions as outlined in letter of

November 11, 1960 to Mr. Mc Leod, which states, "I am now

instructed to inform you that the Board of Regents of the

University of Nevada will be pleased to accept the gift as

proposed in your letter with the stipulation that the

University will name an athletic facility or athletic area

on the Nevada Southern Campus for you. We would also un-

dertake to provide at our expense an appraisal report re-

flecting the fair market value of the gift."



12. Land, Moapa Valley



Dean Adams and Mr. Fleming were present to discuss the

proposal that the University purchase land in Moapa Valley

at Logandale to replace the land now being leased by the

Agricultural Experiment Station for experimental work. The

present Station has become infested with root rot, for which

there is no cure, and therefore it is unsuitable for exper-

imentation. Dean Adams proposed to purchase land from an

unused reserve fund which had been set up for litigation

purposes in regard to the Newlands Farm. Cost would be

$7,000. Mr. Fleming discussed the history of the experi-

mentation at Logandale and stressed the facts already pre-

sented by Dean Adams. The Regents from Las Vegas, acquaint-

ed with the area, suggested careful study of the water sit-

uation to be sure that there will be ample and steady supply

at all times.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the proposal be referred to Mr. Porter for

study of every aspect of the land and the water situation,

and for later action by the Board of Regents.



13. Personnel Recommendations



Personnel recommendations were presented by President

Armstrong as follows:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Appointment as follows:



Ambrose Arla as Assistant in Research, Equipment and Farm

Service, at a salary rate of $4600 based on twelve months'

service, effective November 1, 1960 (replacement for Lemoyne

Weirich).



Leave of Absence as follows:



Glen D. Fulcher, Assistant Professor and Assistant Agri-

cultural Economist, effective February 1, 1961 for two

years, without pay, in order that he might join an agricul-

tural team sponsored by Montana State College and the United

States Government on an assignment to Paraguay, South Amer-

ica, and upon agreement that he will return to the Univer-

sity of Nevada at the end of the two year period.



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointment as follows:



William Crawford Bulkeley as Assistant Ski Coach in the

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at

a salary of $800 for the period November 15, 1960 to March

31, 1961 (partial replacement for Chelton Leonard).



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



Appointments as follows:



Lewis D. Kaplan as Professor of Atmospheric Physics at a

salary rate of $15,480 based on twelve months' service,

effective December 1, 1960 (new position).



Jacquelyn V. Phillips as Secretary in the Desert Research

Institute at a salary rate of $325 per month, effective

October 21, 1960 (new position).



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Reappointment as follows:



Leonard L. Pourchot as Lecturer in Secondary Education at

a salary of $3800 for the Spring semester 1961.



Appointment of four Supervising Teachers for the Fall sem-

ester 1960 at a total of $525.



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Appointments as follows:



J. Bartlett Murphy as Mineral Preparator for the Nevada

Bureau of Mines and the Department of Geology-Geography at

a monthly salary rate of $400, effective November 1, 1960

(replacement for Alfred L. Kelly).



Terry E. Davis as Research Assistant in the Geology-

Geography Department at a salary of $450 for the academic

year 1960-61 (to be paid from Sigma Xi grant-in-aid).



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointment as follows:



Beverly J. Nielson as Lecturer in Typing in the Evening

Division at a salary of $250 for the Fall semester 1960.



ORVIS SCHOOL OF NURSING



Reappointment as follows:



Dean Charles Fletcher as part-time Lecturer in Pharmacology

at a salary of $600 for the Spring semester 1961.



Appointment as follows:



Dr. Herbert Bauer, Yolo County Health Officer, California,

as part-time Lecturer to teach Public Health Administration

for the Spring semester 1961 at a stipend of $587.



STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM



Appointments in the Evening Division as follows:



Robert E. Collison as Lecturer to teach Technical Mathema-

tics (non-credit) November 1, 1960 to February 14, 1961

- $250 (Reno)



John J. King as Lecturer to coordinate the Highway and

Allied Construction Program (non-credit), October 1, 1960

to June 1, 1961 - $240 (Reno and Carson City)



Robert N. Leutzinger as Lecturer to coordinate the Highway

and Allied Construction Program (non-credit) - $240 (Reno

and Carson City)



Jay E. Maker as Lecturer to teach Punched Card Accounting

Machines (non-credit) October 10, 1960 to December 14, 1960

$250 (Carson City)



Warren A. Manison as Lecturer in Basic Computer Applications

for Business (non-credit) - $260 (Reno)



Thomas Mc Dermott as Lecturer in Training Methods for Super-

visors (non-credit) - $500 (Reno)



Mary-Baye Sneddon as Lecturer to teach Keypunch Training

(non-credit) October 10, 1960 to December 14, 1960 - $250

(Carson City)



Roy D. Wiley as Lecturer in Elementary Education September

13, 1960 to January 28, 1961 - $450 (Bridgeport, California)



Keith A. Yarborough as Lecturer in Basic Surveying (non-

credit) October 20, 1960 to March 2, 1961 - $275 (Carson

City); and $250 November 7, 1960 to March 20, 1961 (Reno)



ASSOCIATED STUDENTS



Approval of contracts as follows:



Albert Frank Pagni as First Vice President at a salary of

$480 for the period October 1, 1960 to May 15, 1961 (new

position).



Valerie Van Nepes as Second Vice President at a salary of

$432 for the period October 1, 1960 to Mary 15, 1961 (new

position).



Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-

mously that the personnel recommendations be approved.



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



President Armstrong presented the recommendation that Mr.

Richard Shutler, Jr. be appointed without salary to serve

as Research Associate in the Desert Research Institute.

Mr. Shutler is a member of the staff of the Nevada State

Museum and his appointment in this capacity has the approv-

al of the Director and Board of the Nevada State Museum.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that appointment of Mr. Shutler be approved.



14. Committee on 1925 Regulations and By-Laws



Mr. Crumley, Chairman of the Committee, reported on a meet-

ing held Thursday evening, December 15, with the Faculty

Committee on the same subject. The Faculty Committee pre-

sented suggested revisions of regulations for governing

the University, and if adopted, they would take the place

of the Faculty portion of the two committees, but certain

minor changes were proposed by the Regents' Committee. The

Faculty Committee will submit the regulations, as agreed

upon, to the entire Faculty following which they will be

presented to the Regents as a whole for action. Mr. Crumley

who is also Chairman of the Regents' Committee on Salaries

reported that the Faculty Committee thought that that por-

tion of their report should be held until sometime in Janu-

ary when a Faculty Committee on University Salaries will

have a report. The Regents' Salary Committee and the

Faculty Salary Committee will then have a joint meeting.



The meeting recessed at 12:40 P.M. for lunch.



The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at

1:40 P.M.



15. Nuclear Engineering



Dean Blodgett and Dr. Dickinson were present for this re-

port to the Regents. Dr. Anderson and Dr. Dickinson had

recently made a trip to Donner Pavilion and Lawrence

Radiation Laboratory and to Livermore Laboratory, Univer-

sity of California, in order to look over these installa-

tions and confer with those in charge to determine what

might be the best for the Nuclear Engineering Program at

the University of Nevada. Dean Blodgett spoke briefly on

developments in the Nuclear Engineering field at the Uni-

versity of Nevada, and turned the discussion over to Dr.

Dickinson. He stated that the program here is not designed

to attract a great many students, but that it is a very dif-

ficult and specialized program designed to appeal to the

gifted and outstanding student.



A report of the trip had previously been prepared and dis-

tributed to the Regents. Dr. Armstrong noted that the re-

port indicated that the University could go into the Nuclear

Engineering field without a research type of ractor. In-

stead, a neutron accelerator would be used, and this would

reduce the radiation hazard. Dr. Dickinson suggested that

the building be located on the other side of the ditch

against the hill so that three sides of the building would

be protected by the hill and insulation would be needed only

on the roof and on one side. The amount included in the

budget for Nuclear Engineering equipment is $34,700 and the

unit now being proposed would cost $50,000. The changes in

plans indicated in the report would put the University of

Nevada in a position to apply for equipment from the

National Science Foundation.



Dr. Lombardi thought the building of sufficient importance

to warrant trying to get a supplementary appropriation from

the Legislature if no other way can be found to include the

accelerator in the budget. It was agreed by consensus that

the whole matter be given careful study and further report.



16. Security Clearance



Dr. Armstrong presented the following resolution necessary

for clearance of the University for certain research de-

sired by the University for Sixth Army:



RESOLVED, that the following Regents who are Citizens

of the United States will not require, nor will have,

and can be effectively denied, access to classified

information in the possession of the organization and

do not occupy positions that would enable them to

affect adversely the organization's policies or prac-

tices in the performance of contracts for the Govern-

ment.



Dr. Fred Anderson Mr. Raymond Germain

Mr. Weld Arnold Mr. A. C. Grant

Mr. N. E. Broadbent Dr. Louis Lombardi

Mr. Newton Crumley Mr. William Tyson

Mr. William Elwell



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried

unanimously that the resolution presented above be adopted

and the President authorized to sign.



17. School of Architectural Engineering



President Armstrong read a letter dated November 9, 1960

from the Chairman of the State Board of Architecture of

Nevada which stated, "At the last meeting of the State

Board of Architects we culminated our research for the

past several years covering the need of instituting a

School of Architecture at the University. Our Board, at

this meeting, made the final determination that there is,

at this time, sufficient interest to justify serious inves-

tigation by proper academic authorities to determine first,

whether or not such a School is actually warranted and

second, the mechanics and cost of instituting the training."

President Armstrong suggested further study, if the Regents

are interested.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the President be authorized to proceed to

investigate the proposal as to cost and other factors.



18. Two-Day Reading Period



The two-day reading period which was approved by the Board

of Regents on a trial basis was tried last semester and pro-

posed for another trial period. It was submitted again to

the Faculty for vote as follows: "That a two-day reading

period preceding final examinations during the current sem-

ester be approved on a trial basis and that the dates for

the reading period shall be January 17 and 18, 1961." The

vote was 158 in favor; 51 opposed. Since the vote was taken

the University Council has requested the Office of Student

Affairs to study the matter to see how effective the plan

is and how well it is being used. President Armstrong rec-

ommended approval on this basis.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

unanimously that the two-day reading period, as explained

above, be approved.



19. Expert Testimony



President Armstrong read a letter from the Office of the

Attorney General which stated that it was their understand-

ing that there was a regulation in effect at the University

which prevented members of the staff from appearing as ex-

pert witnesses. A case is pending in which the Tax Commis-

sion of the State of Nevada would like to use the services

of Robert C. Horton of the Nevada Bureau of Mines as ex-

pert witness. A search of previous actions by the Board of

Regents revealed no regulation to prevent Mr. Horton's ser-

vices in this instance. Dr. Armstrong read from the Leave

of Absence policy approved by the Board on January 16, 1960

as follows: "Appearance in connection with the justifiable

prosecution of legal matters is considered a short-term

leave, if it is for periods less than 30 days, and will be

granted informally by the Administration without loss of

salary. In special cases, salaried leave for longer periods

may be authorized by the President and the Board of Regents.

Customarily, teaching faculty are excused from jury duty.

For other services, such as expert testimony it is necessary

to obtain permission in advance from the President." Gener-

al discussion followed and it was the consensus that the

matter be referred to a committee for further study. Dr.

Young reported that a committee group is working on this

matter but is not ready to report. The Regents discussed

the effect a liberal policy might have in that there could

be requests for expert testimony on both sides of a ques-

tion, also that such service might consume an unreasonable

amount of time. President Armstrong recommended that a

record be made in the minutes that expert testimony as is

being requested by the Attorney General is permissible.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that since the existing policy creates no

barrier to compliance with the Attorney General's request,

the request shall be granted.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Young refer this

matter specifically to the faculty committee and at the

same time give the committee the results of the thinking

of the Regents.



20. Budget Director Request



Dr. Armstrong referred to the request of the State Budget

Director (item 17 of minutes of October 29, 1960) and the

action taken by the Board at that time. He again read the

letter from Mr. Humphrey and discussed his conference with

him regarding the request. Mr. Humphrey had discovered some

difficulty in attempting to clarify his figures with those

of the Comptroller's Office. President Armstrong invited

Mr. Humphrey, Mr. Jacobsen (Legislative Auditor), and Mr.

Hayden to meet with him to see what could be worked out.

There appeared to be many aspects of the University's ac-

counting system which made it desirable to ask for some

professional advice and it was agreed mutually to invite

the firm of Kafoury and Armstrong to examine and study the

bookkeeping system and the accounts in the Regents' Fee

Fund. This was done and in a second conference they sug-

gested that the best solution would be to have all budgeted

funds in one place. To have it all at the University would

require legislative action. To have it in the State Treas-

ury would require only Regents' approval. President

Armstrong recommended that, effective July 1, 1961, the

University transfer into the State Treasury all budgeted

fees and income which are part of the working budget, with

the provision that the Legislature establish an adequate

revolving fund against which the University would write

checks. Following this initial step, Mr. Humphrey, Mr.

Kafoury and Mr. Armstrong of the accounting firm would be

asked to suggest other changes to bring the accounting

system to a modern operation.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that necessary action be taken

to effect the transfer of University funds as recommended

by the President, in accordance with Mr. Humphrey's sug-

gestions in his letter of August 26, said action to be

accomplished at the beginning of the next fiscal year or

on a mutually agreed date, providing however, that this

action shall be contingent upon action of the Nevada State

Legislature in establishing a revolving fund for the Uni-

versity's use, the exact amount to be mutually agreed upon

but to be sufficient to maintain the current payment of

University obligations.



21. Weld Arnold



Mr. Germain called attention to the fact that one of the

more popular members will go off the Board, and asked that

the Regents go on record as expressing complete and whole-

hearted thanks to Mr. Arnold for service well done, not only

to the Board but to the University and the State of Nevada.

Mr. Arnold replied that working with the Board has been a

liberal education and that he appreciated the privilege --

that he has done his heartfelt best and departs from the

Board wishing all the members success in the coming year.

Mr. Porter was asked to prepare a suitable resolution for

the Board regarding Mr. Arnold's services.



22. Next Meeting



The next meeting of the Board was set for Saturday, January

28, 1961, in Reno.



The Board adjourned at 2:55 P.M.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

12-17-1960