December 19-20, 1912
12-19-1912 Volume OD - Pages 447-449 Reno, Nevada December 19, 1912 The Regents met in their Office at 10 o'clock A.M. Thursday, December 19, 1912. Present: A. A. Codd, Chairman, Charles B. Henderson, Frank Williams, J. W. O'Brien, Dr. H. E. Reid and Robert Lewers, Acting President. Also by invitation, the newly elected Regent Walter E. Pratt from Goldfield. Minutes of the meetings held November 15th and 19th were read and approved. Report of Vice President Lewers read and ordered filed in the President's Report Book. Upon motion of Henderson, seconded by Reid, the recommendation of Acting President Lewers concerning the appointment of Miss Elsie Sameth of Goldfield for the position of Physical Culture Director for young women at a salary of $125 per month, begin- ning January 1, 1913, was approved. Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, Vice President Lewers was authorized to confer with Professor George D. Louderback with reference to employing him as Professor in the Mackay School of Mines for the Chair of Geology at a sal- ary not to exceed $3000 to take effect July 1, 1913. Upon motion of Regent Williams, seconded by Regent Henderson, the action of Vice President Lewers in increasing the salary of Mr. E. R. von Janinski, Instructor in German, from $66.66 to $100 per month, for the 5 months ending May 31, 1913, was approved. The report of the Comptroller of the University was read and upon motion ordered filed with the President's report. Upon motion of Regent Reid the report of the Vice President was received and taken up for discussion. Upon motion of Williams, seconded by Henderson, the letter of President Stubbs, written under date of December 6th from London, was read by Miss Beckwith and ordered filed with the President's report. The letter of F. J. De Longchamps, architect, was then read and ordered filed in the Regents' minutes. Reno, Nevada December 18, 1912 Honorable Board of Regents Nevada University Gentlemen: As an explanation of the drawings submitted for a temporary Library building, I wish to make the following statements. A brick building with space requirements as outlined by the Librarian and including plumbing and heating can be constructed for about $8000 (not more) and finished as shown on sketches. The basement would be under about half the building, using stone walls and footings. The main walls would be brick 13" thick, the roof tar and gravel, the walls trimmed with Terra Cotta and the cornices of galvanized iron. The ceiling height will be 15 feet, which is sufficient for two tiers of cases. This building would be constructed so that it could be used for a number of years if such should be necessary. The design is conservative but pure to harmonize with the other new buildings of the Campus. It is the writer's opinion that a $10,000 appropriation would be ample to complete building and and equip the building ready for occupancy. There is another possible way of housing the Library and that is by building a portion of the contemplated Biology building, but this I believe, would be more costly, as it would be necessary to excavate for basement same as would be necessary for completed building, and the walls and footings would need to have the car- rying capacity for two stories and would necessitate the best material. After this portion of the building will have stood a few years and then completed. The difference between the new and the old would be apparent. The appearance of the building partially built would also be very much out of proportion. I shall be pleased to make more complete drawings for either scheme with whatever changes or suggestions you may have to make and have them ready for your report. Yours very respectfully, F. J. De Longchamps The meeting then adjourned to Friday evening, December 20, at 7:30 P.M.