12/21/1946

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

December 21-22, 1946 



12-21-1946
Volume 5 - Pages 496-504

                       REGENTS MEETING
                      December 21, 1946

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents was called to order
by Chairman Ross at 9:15 A.M., in the President's office.  Pres-
ent:  Regents Henningsen, Mc Namee, Sirkegian, Ross, Regent-Elect
Hilliard; Comptroller Gorman and President Moseley.  Regent
Sheerin sent a letter and Regent-Elect Cahlan sent a telegram,
each expressing regret that he could not be present.

Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that the reading of
the minutes of the meeting of the Board on October 11-12, 1946,
be dispensed with and that they be approved as submitted.

Navy Commander Clark, representing the Commandant of the 12th
Naval District, and Ensign Ash, who has been assigned to the
local recruiting office, were admitted to the meeting.  Mr. Ed
Walker and Mr. George Stetson, representing the Reno Chamber of
Commerce, were also admitted.  Commander Clark stated that they
were interested in finding a spot to locate a Naval Armory, to
be used as the Training Center for one Division of the Naval
Reserve, and that they would like to locate south of Clark Field
on the University Campus.  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unani-
mously that the Board adopt the following resolution:

    RESOLVED, that the piece of land south of Clark Field on
    the University Campus, as selected by Commander J. A. Clark,
    USNR, be made available for the U. S. Naval Reserve, upon
    receipt of a satisfactory lease from the Navy, for the use
    of the Navy in constructing an Armory to be used as a Train-
    ing Center for one Division of the U. S. Naval Reserve.

Commander Clark, Ensign Ash, Mr. Walker and Mr. Stetson left the
meeting.

Newspaper reporter Frank Mc Cullough came into the meeting and
remained until 12 noon.

Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the claims ap-
proved by the Executive Committee since the last meeting, as
follows, be approved:

    List No. 4-A, dated October 31, 1946, covering Regents Checks
    67-77 to 67-108, inclusive, for a total of $148,387.74.

    List No. 4, dated October 31, 1946, covering State Claims
    67-48 to 67-66, inclusive, for a total of $47,774.96.

    List No. 5, dated November 30, 1946, covering Regents Checks
    67-109 to 67-139, inclusive, for a total of $170,434.68;

    List No. 5, dated November 30, 1946, covering State Claims
    67-67 to 67-77, inclusive, for a total of $12,112.75.

Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the claims pre-
sented herewith, as follows, be approved:

    List No. 6, dated December 21, 1946, covering Regents Checks
    67-140 to 67-167, inclusive, for a total of $142,036.14.

    List No. 6, dated December 21, 1946, covering State Claims
    67-78 to 67-85A and 67-86 to 67-89, inclusive, for a total
    of $24,146.97.

President's Informal Report:

A.  Enrollment - Present figures are:

        Men     1120
        Women    512
        Total   1632

    Of the above students, 867 are attending under the Veterans
    Education Bills as follows:

        Under G. I. Bill                    830
        Under Vocational Rehabilitation      37
                                            867

B.  Housing

    Women housed      202
    Men housed        260
    Couples housed     64

    Manzanita Hall           Artemisia Hall       Lincoln Hall
    Students    92           Students   107       Students   129
    Adults       1           Adults       2
                93                      109

    Old Gymnasium            Field House
    Students    39           Students    11
                             Adults       3 (Teaching Fellows)
                                         14

    Highland Terrace Housing Units
    Dormitory No. 27  Students  40
    Dormitory No. 28  Students  40
    Dormitory No. 30  Students  15 (not under University super-
                                95  vision)

    Couples - 17 (not under University supervision)

    Clark Field Emergency Housing     Trailer Court - W. 2nd St.
    Unit No. 1 - Couples       14     Couples                36
    Unit No. 2 - Couples       14
                               28

C.  Gifts

    a)  Admiral James Fife donated $100 which has been added to
        the President's Discretionary Fund.

    b)  Mr. Lloyd C. Douglas, now living in Las Vegas, has given
        $500 to the Student Union Building Fund.

    c)  Mr. C. Arthur Wellesley of Washoe Valley donated $100 to
        the Student Union Building Fund.

    d)  Mrs. Edward North of Los Angeles, whose father was the
        first Judge of Nevada, gave $10 to the Student Union
        Building Fund.

    e)  Dr. Herman Marcus of San Francisco gave $5 to the Student
        Union Building Fund.

    f)  Mrs. Ethel Lunsford Frost of Reno, an alumnus, donated
        $100 to the Student Union Building Fund.

    g)  Dr. Leo D. Nannini of Reno, an alumnus, donated $25 to
        the Student Union Building Fund.

    h)  Mr. Frandsen Loomis of Reno, an alumnus, donated $25 to
        the Student Union Building Fund.

    i)  Miss Dorothy Crandall of Santa Maria, California, an
        alumnus and former faculty member, gave $25 to the Stu-
        dent Union Building Fund.

    j)  Coach Jim Aiken of the University of Nevada gave $25 to
        the Student Union Building Fund.

    k)  4 young people in Palo Alto, California, Leon V. and
        June W. Tachinin, and Frank and Evelyn Buell, gave $1
        each, which was credited to the Student Union Building
        Fund.

    l)  Mrs. Edith W. Albert of Des Moines, Iowa, increased the
        Henry W. Albert Endowment Fund by the sum of $103, the
        income from this Fund to provide additional Henry Albert
        Senior Public Service Prizes.

    m)  Mr. John G. Cope of Las Vegas sent to the Library 95
        issues of "Fortune" magazine, all in good condition.

D.  Outside Group - The American Legion, Department of Nevada,
    will conduct "Boys' State" as a part of their program on
    Americanism and will bring together 125 selected high school
    boys from all parts of the State for one week during June,
    1947.  The University will provide sleeping quarters, Dining
    Hall facilities, classrooms, auditorium, etc., for the use
    of which the American Legion will pay the University.

President's Recommendations:

A.  Recommendations for Degrees

    None.

B.  Recommendations on Personnel

    Engineering

     1)  That, effective January 1, 1947, the resignation of Dr.
         Warren O. Wagner as Associate Professor of Civil Engi-
         neering, be accepted.

     2)  That, effective January 1, 1947, the title of Irving J.
         Sandorf be changed from Professor of Electrical Engi-
         neering to Professor and Head of the Department of
         Electrical Engineering, with no change in salary status.

     3)  That, effective January 1, 1947, the title of Stanley
         G. Palmer be changed from Dean of the College of Engi-
         neering, Professor and Head of the School of Engineer-
         ing, to Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor
         of Electrical Engineering, with no change in salary
         status.

     4)  That, effective February 1,1947, William I. Smyth,
         Professor of Metallurgy and Mining and Analyst in the
         State Mining Laboratory, be transferred from the State
         Mining Laboratory to full time teaching, and that his
         title be changed to Professor of Metallurgy and Mining,
         with no change in salary status.

     5)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Claude W. Hammond be
         appointed as Instructor in Metallurgy and Analyst in the
         State Mining Laboratory, devoting half time to each De-
         partment, at a salary of $3300 per year for 11 months
         service, to be paid half from State Analytical funds.

    Art

     6)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Ray Root be ap-
         pointed as Assistant in Art at a salary of $450 for the
         Spring semester, 1947.

    English

     7)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Mary Urrutia be
         appointed as Assistant in English at a salary of $225
         for the Spring semester, 1947.

     8)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Mabel Mariani
         Brown be reappointed as Assistant in English at a sal-
         ary of $675 for the Spring semester, 1947.

     9)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Maya Miller be
         reappointed as Assistant in English at a salary of
         $675 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    10)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Edwin Semenza be re-
         appointed as Assistant in English at a salary of $525
         for the Spring semester, 1947.

    11)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Harriet Spencer
         be reappointed as Assistant in English at a salary of
         $675 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    12)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Miss Janice Swan be
         reappointed as Assistant in English at a salary of $450
         for the Spring semester, 1947.

    13)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Evelyn R. Bibb
         be appointed as Assistant in English at a salary of $450
         for the Spring semester, 1947.

    14)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Dr. Elizabeth Wilkie
         be appointed as Instructor in English at a salary of
         $1100 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    15)  That, effective February 1, 1947, John Parker be ap-
         pointed as Instructor in English at a salary of $1100
         for the Spring semester, 1947.

    Foreign Languages

    16)  That, effective February 1, 1947, James Forsyth be re-
         appointed as Assistant in Foreign Languages at a salary
         of $900 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    Journalism

    17)  That, effective July 1, 1946, the resignation of Charles
         T. Duncan as Instructor in Journalism, be accepted.

    18)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Deiste Janulis be re-
         appointed as Instructor in Journalism at a salary of
         $1100 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    Mathematics

    19)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Ruth Van Dyke be
         reappointed as Assistant in Mathematics at a salary of
         $900 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    20)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Margaret Williams
         be reappointed as Assistant in Mathematics at a salary
         of $300 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    21)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Joseph Weihe be re-
         appointed as Assistant in Mathematics at a salary of
         $550 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    22)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Robert Tompson be
         appointed as Acting Instructor in Mathematics at a
         salary of $1000 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    Military

    23)  That, effective November 14, 1946, M/Sgt. James E.
         Bingham be appointed as Instructor in Military Science
         and Tactics (no University salary).

    24)  That, effective November 14, 1946, M/Sgt. Kenneth J.
         Lloyd be appointed as Instructor in Military Science
         and Tactics (no University salary).

    Physical Education for Women

    25)  That, effective January 1, 1947, Miss Ruth Russell be
         advanced in rank from Instructor in Physical Education
         for Women to Assistant Professor of Physical Education
         for Women, at no change in salary status.

    Physics

    26)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Miss Mary C. Ferguson
         be appointed as Instructor in Physics at a salary of
         $1200 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    Psychology

    27)  That, effective February 1, 1947, Mrs. Ethel Wright be
         reappointed as Assistant in Psychology at a salary of
         $600 for the Spring semester, 1947.

    Public Service - Food and Drugs Department

    28)  That, effective January 1, 1947, Darrell Lemaire be
         increased in salary from $75 per month to $125 per
         month, for corresponding increase in time, to approxi-
         mately 75% of a full time position.

    Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that the above
    recommendations 1 to 28, inclusive, be approved.

C.  Recommendations on Policy

    a)  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that the
        request of the Alumni Association be granted as follows:

        The sum of $50, which is the class gift of the 1945
        graduating class, be transferred to the Blue Key Memorial
        Plaque Fund for the purpose of establishing a suitable
        memorial to the men and women of the University who lost
        their lives in World War II.

    b)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the fol-
        lowing 3 recommendations for the 1947 Summer Sessions be
        approved:

        1)  The Summer Sessions salary schedule for 1947 be
            fixed as follows:

                   Credit Hours              Salary per Term
                Lect.    Lect. & Lab.          of Six Weeks

                  2 .............................. $180
                           2 .....................  200
                  3 ..............................  240
                           3 .....................  270
                  4 ..............................  300
                           4 .....................  360
                  5 ..............................  360
                  4 plus 1 to 2 ..................  400
                  6 ..............................  420
                  7 ..............................  480

        2)  A late registration fee of $2 be charged for regis-
            tering after the end of the regular registration
            period.

        3)  Students desiring to be registered as auditors be
            charged the same in-state and out-of-state fees as
            regular students.

President Moseley read a letter from J. E. Church in which he set
forth the request from the Indian Government that he go to India
to assist in snow survey work in the Himalaya mountains.  Motion
of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that Dr. Church be loaned to
the government of India for an indefinite period of time with
suspension of pay, for the purpose of carrying on snow survey
work.  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that, whereas,
the work of Dr. Church will be of credit and value to the Uni-
versity of Nevada, Comptroller Gorman be authorized and directed
to make an advance of $1,000, to be repaid by Dr. Church when he
receives his money from the Indian government.

President Moseley presented "A Code of Social Standards and
Practices", as adopted by a joint meeting, held on December 17,
1946, of the Student Affairs Committee and Presidents of all
social groups on the Campus.  The Regents unanimously accepted
the report.

Henry Stewart, Chairman of the Student Improvement Committee, was
admitted to the meeting at 10:45 A.M. and remained until 4 P.M.

Comptroller's Report:

1)  Discussion on the following items:

    a)  Requests of the various Departments of the University
        for the biennium, 1947-48, aggregating $1,700,955.50.

    b)  Increase of tax rate if the program is to become ef-
        fective July 1, 1947, or January 1, 1948, would require
        the equivalent of an addition tax levy of 11 cents.

    c)  Appropriation, if the budget is approved.

    d)  Public Service Division budget and tax levy for the next
        biennium.

The Board recessed at 12:25 P.M. for luncheon at the University
Dining Hall and was called to order by the Chairman at 1:15 P.M.

2)  Clark Field Housing Project - 2 of the 8 2-story housing
    units have been completed by the Federal Housing Authority
    and are now occupied.  The remaining 6 are in various stages
    of partial completion.

    The following telegram just received:

        Exhaustion of funds compels us to direct our contractors
        to suspend our Veterans' Emergency Housing construction
        operations in Region VI as of Friday, December 27, ex-
        cept in those cases where the only thing holding up oc-
        cupancy is the installation of equipment.  Between now
        and December 27 contractors are instructed to direct
        their operation to the completion of as many units as
        possible.  Any community desirous of completing the
        project with their own funds may do so and will be per-
        mitted to retain any net revenues from the project until
        the costs to them of completion have been fully reim-
        bursed.

        Signed:  Langdon W. Post, Director of Region VI, FPHA

    Mr. Perry Hayden came into the meeting and presented figures
    which showed that the rental charge of $35 per month per
    apartment will pay operating costs on the units, with little
    or no surplus.  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously
    that the Chairman of the Board, the President and the Comp-
    troller be authorized to spend up to $20,000 to complete as
    many of the housing unit buildings as can be completed for
    that sum.

3)  Agricultural Admistrative Building - Notice was received on
    November 30, 1946, that the University's request for $20,000
    for preparing plans for a new Agricultural Administrative
    building had been approved.  On December 7, 1946, $10,000 was
    received as first payment.  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed
    unanimously that Mr. Parsons be named as architect for this
    wing on the Laboratory building, which will be known as the
    Agricultural Administrative building, and that a copy of the
    contract entered into with him be sent to the Bureau of
    Community Facilities, as required by the Bureau.

4)  Dining Hall - Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously
    that, effective February 1, 1947, the charge for board at
    the University Dining Hall be increased from $32.50 to $40
    per month, in view of continually rising costs of food and
    equipment.

5)  Legislative - Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that
    the Comptroller be authorized to prepare the following Bills
    to be presented to the 1947 Legislature, for the final ap-
    proval of the Board:

    a)  A Bill granting the State Highway Department a new right-
        of-way over a more satisfactory route, made possible by
        the removal of a small hill by the County of Washoe; and
        repealing Chapter 217 of the 1945 Statutes, which gave a
        right-of-way through a section of the University Experi-
        mental Dairy Farm for change in the County Road.

    b)  A Bill providing for payment for the paving installed
        during the past year by the City of Reno on Valley Road
        and East 7th Street at the Agricultural Experiment
        Station Farm for a distance of 2260 feet, at a cost of
        $7,232.

    c)  A Bill giving legislative assent to the reception of
        the Flannagan-Hope funds, if and when the Regents approve
        participation in these funds.

6)  Military Bond - Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously
    that the Comptroller be authorized and directed to execute
    a new bond in the sum of $65,000 to cover Military equipment,
    with the University of Nevada as principal, and that the
    present bond for $12,276.75 be cancelled, the new bond to be
    without surety as authorized for State Institutions by Army
    Regulation 145-20 par. 6 M (1).

7)  Bus - The University has received a 32-passenger bus from
    the Hawthorne Naval Base without cost and will take delivery
    of a 1 1/2-ton truck from Hawthorne on December 23, without
    cost to the University.

8)  Furniture - O. P. A.  (a)  Office furniture, including 2
    safes, from the Ely O. P. A. office has been turned over to
    the University.  Action of the Comptroller and Regent
    Sirkegian in loaning 1 safe to the Ely City Water Works was
    approved.  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen passed unanimously that
    the safe recently secured from the old Post Office building
    in Reno not be sold to the Ely City Water Works.  (b)  All
    of the office equipment in the O. P. A. office in Reno, as
    well as the furniture from the Las Vegas O. P. A. office
    has been promised to the University.  The furniture in the
    Reno office can be secured at no cost to the University; the
    furniture in the Las Vegas office will cost the University
    $2.84, plus freight, and consists of 19 4-drawer filing
    cabinets, 2 desks and 1 safe.  This furniture will be used
    to furnish the classroom buildings now being erected on the
    Campus by the Federal Works Administration.

9)  Statement of General Funds of the University, as of December
    31, 1946, showed an unallocated balance of $591.79.

Newspaper reporters Frank Mc Cullough and Robert Bennyhoff came
into the meeting and remained throughout the afternoon.

Budgets

a)  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that the following
    salary brackets be adopted, as submitted:

                                Proposed            Proposed
                             October Meeting      This Meeting

    Instructors               $2400 - 3000        $2400 - 3200
    Assistant Professors       3000 - 3600         3200 - 4000
    Associate Professors       3600 - 4200         4000 - 4800
    Professors (inc. Heads)    4200 - 4800         4800 - 5500
    Academic Deans & Directors 5500 - 6000         5500 - 6500

b)  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that the University
    ask the 1947 Legislature for $264,719.25 gross per year
    ($529,438.50 for the biennium) in addition to the present
    12 1/2-cent tax.

c)  Motion of Mr. Sirkegian passed unanimously that the Public
    Service Divisions budgets be made on the status of present
    expenditures, subject to change if and when the Flannagan-
    Hope money becomes available, and if a change is made in
    Farm Bureau Funds and Eastern and Western Nevada Agricultural
    appropriations; both budgets to be submitted to the President
    and the Chairman of the Board for final approval.

Chairman Ross took up for discussion, the A. A. U. P. report on
salaries at the University of Nevada.  Motion of Mrs. Henningsen
passed unanimously that the Board thank the A. A. U. P. Committee
for the report.

At 4 P.M. the Board went into Executive Session, with the Re-
gents, the Regent-Elect, the President and the Comptroller
present.

President Moseley read a letter from the Nevada State Athletic
Commission, signed by Richard R. Haman as Chairman, requesting
that the University rent them the new Gymnasium for a Golden
Gloves boxing tournament, and further stating that they will
not ask for it for any other purpose.  The matter was discussed
and it was unanimously agreed that the President be authorized
to negotiate further with representatives of the State Athletic
Commission and grant the request upon satisfactory commitments
from the Commission.

At 4:20 P.M. the Board returned to regular session.  Reporters
Mc Cullough and Bennyhoff returned to the meeting.

Architect F. J. De Longchamps was admitted and presented plans
and specifications for the proposed Men's Dormitory building
for the consideration of the Board.  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee
passed unanimously that the Executive Committee make specific
selection of site and changes, if any, and further, that the
Comptroller be authorized and directed to draw a check in favor
of Mr. De Longchamps for $5000 as first payment on these plans,
in accordance with the terms of agreement.

A letter signed by Hans R. Wolfe, President of Associated Stu-
dents, was read, requesting the approval of the Board of Regents
in the proposal of the Student Senate to make the street through
the Campus a one-way street, with traffic moving from South to
North, starting at a point opposite the ASUN bulletin board, thus
making it possible for mail deliveries, etc. to and from the
Administration building, and ending at the end of the street just
past the Education building; also suggesting pedestrian lanes
be marked off across the street.  This plan has the approval of
Fire Chief Twaddle.  Upon recommendation of Mr. Ross, Chairman
of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, the Board gave unanimous
approval.

The following priority was unanimously approved, by mail vote,
in assigning emergency housing units at Clark Field:

I   - Faculty - 5% of the 112 apartments to be alloted to dis-
      tressed faculty members who were married at the time of
      application, on the basis of relative distress.

II  - Former students who are graduates of Nevada high schools,
      on the basis of the number of semesters of attendance at
      the University of Nevada.  In case of tie, date of appli-
      cation will be considered.

III - Former students who are graduates of out-of-state high
      schools, on the same basis as II.

IV  - New students who are graduates of Nevada high schools, in
      order of date of application.

V   - Distressed faculty members who were not accommodated in the
      first 6 units.

VI  - New students who are graduates of out-of-state high schools
      in order of date of application.

A letter from Dr. Griffin stated that by unanimous vote of the
veterans, themselves, two separate lists were made, (1) couples
with children (2) couples without children.  As each unit became
available, 8 couples with children were housed on the ground
floor and 6 couples without children on the second floor.

A report of the University Experimental Dairy Farm, prepared by
Le Grand Walker, Farm Manager, December 11, 1946, was distributed
to each Regent.  Motion of Mr. Mc Namee passed unanimously that
the report be accepted with thanks.

Chairman Ross expressed regret that the terms of the office of
Regents Sirkegian and Mc Namee end with this meeting, saying that
they will be missed for their experienced counsel, but it is
hoped that they will assist in the future by their counsel and
influence to make the University what they would wish it to be.

President Moseley thanked the Regents for their support, both
personally and officially, saying that he had never worked with
two more willing and efficient Board members, who had no thought
of personal motives but who had devoted all their efforts to the
good of the faculty and student body.

Regent Sirkegian expressed appreciation, saying that he was glad
of the opportunity to serve during the trying war years, which
were made more trying because of the loss of Board members and
the President of the University.

Regent Mc Namee thanked the President and the Chairman for their
kind expressions and Dr. Gorman for his seconding of them, and
stated that he was glad that a lawyer had been elected to serve
on the Board, since his presence would bring a legal viewpoint
to the discussions of the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M. with the next meeting to be
called by the Chairman, possibly in January.