12/30/1918

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

December 30-31, 1918 



12-30-1918
Volume OE - Pages 171-175

                         Reno, Nevada
                      December 30, 1918

The Finance Committee of the Board of Regents was called to order
on December 30, 1918 at 3:00 by Chairman Baker in the Office of
the President of the University.

Present:  Chairman Baker, Regents O'Brien and Sullivan.  Absent:
Regent Curler.

The first matter presented was a letter from Senator Charles B.
Henderson relative Senate Bill 5203, introduced by himself,
asking that the Secretary of War be instructed -- directed to
deliver to the University of Nevada at Reno, Nevada, one gun or
howitzer acquired through the war with suitable complement of
cannon balls, etc., for exhibition purposes.

It was moved by Regent Sullivan that the Secretary of the Board
write and forward to Senator Henderson resolutions saying the
Regents are in favor of his plan of obtaining and having sent to
the University the guns and shells, etc., mentioned in the bill
which he introduced in the Senate (S. 5203, December 17, 1918).

A letter was presented from Dr. Lincoln, recommending that begin-
ning January 1, 1919, Mr. Henry Higgins, in charge of the work of
the Analytical Laboratory and the State assay work, should re-
ceive $100 per month from the State Mining Laboratory and $100
per month from the State Assayer, it being understood that when
both positions cannot be carried, even with the aid of a student
assistant, Mr. Higgins will be assigned to one of them at a sal-
ary of $150 per month, paid wholly by the Division to which he
is assigned.  The President recommended that this compensation
be made Mr. Higgins as outlined in Dr. Lincoln's letter.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the recommendation of the
President be approved in regard to the salary of Mr. Higgins.
Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye

The President read to the Board the resignation of H. B. Bulmer,
Acting Commissioner of the Departments of Food and Drugs Control
and Weights and Measures, effective December 31, 1918, and rec-
ommended that the same be accepted.

It was moved by Regent Sullivan that the resignation of H. B.
Bulmer be accepted effective December 31, 1918.

The President brought to the attention of the Board the fact that
a Russian student, J. Harmaza, with small funds, had become sick
with pneumonia and had to be sent to the hospital for medical
attention.  The bill for the hospital services, $36.10, he rec-
ommended should be paid from military funds because the Univer-
sity Hospital where Mr. Harmaza might have gone was in use by
the S. A. T. C.  The doctor's bill (Dr. Gardner) was for $42.50.
The President explained to the Committee that Mr. Harmaza had
some funds, about $70, and he had said to him that he should
assume part of the doctor's bill, and asked if the balance of
the bill might not be paid from the Regents' Contingent Fund.
Discussion of Mr. Harmaza and his position and views in general
was held.

Dr. Sullivan moved the authorization of the payment from the
Regents' Contingent Fund of Dr. Gardner's fee or such part of
it as J. Harmaza could not pay.  Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye

The President brought to the Board a matter omitted from the
meeting of December 10, 1918, by oversight, that of the resig-
nation of Mrs. Catherine Luke as Clerk in the Comptroller's
office and the transfer of Miss Joanna Brown from Dean Knight's
office, at a salary of $100 per month, effective November 11,
1918.

It was moved by Regent Sullivan that on the recommendation of the
President the transfer of Miss J. Brown to the position of as-
sistant in the Comptroller's office be approved at a salary of
$100 per month, effective November 11, 1918.  Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye

The recommendation of Dean Knight, approved by the President,
for the appointment of Florence T. Anderson for the clerical
and stenographic work in the College of Agriculture, beginning
January 1, 1919, at a salary of $85 per month, was presented to
the Committee.

It was moved by Regent O'Brien that the President's recommenda-
tion in regard to Florence T. Anderson be approved and that she
be appointed for the clerical and stenographic work in the Col-
lege of Agriculture at a salary of $85 per month, effective
January 1, 1919.  Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye

It was moved by Regent Sullivan that Mr. O'Brien be allowed the
sum of $25 to be paid from the Regents' Contingent Fund, to cover
his expenses in attending Regents' meetings during the past two
years.  Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Aye
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye

Dr. Sullivan requested Mr. O'Brien to take the Chair, and moved
that Mrs. Baker be allowed the sum of $25 from the Regents'
Contingent Fund, to cover her expenses in attendance on meetings
of the Board during the past two years.  Vote:

    Dr. Sullivan         Aye
    Mrs. Baker           Did not vote
    Mr. O'Brien          Aye

The President then read to the Board the financial report as pre-
sented by the Comptroller, giving first a brief statement of the
condition of the Federal funds as follows:  That the Hatch and
Adams Funds were slightly overdrawn for the first half of the
year; the Smith-Lever funds (Agricultural Extension) were on the
dot; the A & M Fund shows a balance of $600 for the first half
of the year.  The Dining Hall was clear; the Dairy and Farm are
clear and were cleared through using the balance in the A & M
for the purchase of feed for the Dairy.  The Military funds were
still in solution.  Two government men on settlement, construc-
tion, etc., were here on the Saturday previous to this meeting.
The President hoped however for an equitable settlement on the
Barracks so that the balance to be brought to the State to
assume would be small, probably not more than $5000 out of the
$15,000 granted by the Board of Examiners for Barracks construc-
tion and equipment.

The report on State Funds follows.  Below you will find prelim-
inary report showing the condition of State Funds, as of Decem-
ber 31, 1918:

State Tax Fund

    Income January 1, 1917 to and including
        November 30, 1918                            $199,462.92
    Income December, 1918                              32,959.67
    Total Income for Biennial Period                 $232,422.59

    Overdraft on January 1, 1917                     $ 33,232.48
    Claims filed to December 31, 1918                 198,985.51
    Balance on Hand - December 31, 1918                   204.60
                                                     $232,422.59

Note:  The overdraft of $33,232.48 on January 1, 1917 does not
include outstanding bills amounting to $4394.79, which were paid
during the month of January 1917, nor does it include the $10,000
in the Revolving Fund, which has been entirely refunded during
the present biennium.  As you know, the Legislature made a De-
ficiency Appropriation of $30,000 to cover part of this over
expenditure.

Contingent University Fund

    Balance on Hand January 1, 1917                  $  2,879.44
    Income for Biennium Ending November 30, 1918        4,446.31
    Total Income                                     $  7,325.75

    Expended during Biennium Ending Dec. 31, 1918    $  6,761.49
    Balance on Hand December 31, 1918                     564.26
                                                     $  7,325.75

90,000 Acre Grant Interest Account

    Income January 1, 1917 to November 30, 1918      $ 10,347.31

    Overdraft Balance on January 1, 1917             $    671.35
    Expended January 1, 1917 to December 31, 1918       6,536.61
    Balance on Hand December 31, 1918                   3,139.35
                                                     $ 10,347.31

Note:  The statements for Contingent University Fund and the
90,000 Acre Grant Interest Account do not include the December
1918 income.  As soon as these figures are received from the
State Controller, they will be entered and the credit balances
changed accordingly for the final report.

Public Service State Tax Fund

    Balance on Hand January 1, 1917                  $  9,027.44
    Income January 1, 1917 to December 31, 1918        16,574.38
    Total Income                                     $ 25,601.82

    Expended during Biennium                         $ 16,095.71
    Balance on Hand December 31, 1918                   9,506.11
                                                     $ 25,601.82

The following special appropriations have been entirely expended:

    Deficiency Appropriation                $30,000.00
    Farm Purchase                           $43,000.00
    Farm Operation                          $ 6,500.00
    Agricultural Building                   $80,000.00
    Gutter and Curbing                      $   288.00
    Public Service Appropriation            $47,300.00

Departmental detail of expenditures are in course of preparation
and will be included in the final report.

                             Very truly yours,

                         /s/ C. H. Gorman
                             Comptroller

ETC

The President explained certain economies and savings through the
war compacting of the faculty, the fact that no repair work was
done on the buildings, although much needed, and that the number
of tax delinquents this year was low.  In this way it was pos-
sible to come out with a clean sheet.  Departmental reports will
be given in the Regents' Report.

The Committee approved the following claims:

    List of Claims against the State of Nevada, No. 55, Claims
    598 to 623, inclusive, amounting to $27,827.29.

    List of Claims No. 31, against the State of Nevada, Claims
    292 to 304, inclusive, amounting to $47,334.93.

    Payroll for the month of December 1918, amounting to
    $16,260.55.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

                             Edna C. Baker
                             Chairman

Louise Blaney
Secretary