The North Texan, Volume 4, Number 3, March 1953 Page: 3
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March 1953TNE NRTH TXAN ae3
Texas Music Educator's Meeting
Attracts Exes for Annual Event
Sixty-eight North Texans attending the Texas Music
Educators Association in Galveston in February held a din-
ner-meeting which may be made an annual event, according
to Dr. Walter Hodgson of the School of Music.
While participating in the convention, the group indi-
cated the get-together of exes
ing the two-day convention.
Exes and NTSC students and
faculty attending included Mr. and
Mrs. S. L. Albritton, Hillsboro;
Earl Tom Keel, Grand Prairie;
Robert B. Buchanan, Van; Bob
Irby, Dublin; William D. Bradley,
Jr., Sonora; Paul W. Bourek, Gar-
land; John Farris, Alice; Fred
Rolzter, Donna; Mr. and Mrs. Or-
land J o h n son, Lamesa; Ann
Shands Morgan, Alice.
Cook and Parker
Bill J. Cook, Carthage; Robert
Clinton, Wanda Clinton, and Jack
Chambliss, Cisco; Johnnie Wil-
liams, and B. D. Ford, Paris; Mr.
and Mrs. Rufus R. Johnson and C.
J. Werlla, Jr., Richmond-Rosen-
berg; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vick,
McCamey; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
St. Clair, Cisco; Bob Jack Low,
Monahans; Jerry Jackson, Lee
Gibson, Maude Garnett, Frank Mc-
Kinley, Carroll McMath, Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Haynie and Elaine
Hodgson, Denton, W. Edward
Hatchett, San Benito; Mrs. Fred
W. Parker, Sr., Denison; Fred Par-
ker, Jr., Baytown.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Patterson,
Conroe; Ray Bostick, Harlingen;
Wilma Dorsey and Harold Dorsey,
Waxahachie; Mrs. Renee Labat
Slate, Pasadena; Patricia Monarch
White, Houston; Mrs. Eldon M.
Sonnenburg, Sherman; Frank Gio-
biale, Port Neches; Bryan M. Bak-
er, Andrews; Marvin Pollard,
Brownsville; Charles Nelson, Bet-
ty Nelson, and Bryon Nelson, Har-
lingen; Annie Mary Jones, David
Jones, and Wayne Roe, Galveston.
Robert S. Douglass, Kingsville;
David Moore, Arp; Ira Schantz,
Lubbock; Lloyd Cook, Corpus
Christi: Naomi Carrington, Gregg-
ton; Elizabeth Fox, Odessa; Gene
Harley Cox, Longview; Carl J.
Best, Bryan; Lorraine Jorgenson
and James Jorgenson, Wharton;
Marion Flagg, Dallas; Leta Spear-
man, Waco; and Irene Havekost,
Nix Dies in Plane
Funeral services were held in
Denton March 2 for James K. Nix,
ex-student from Fort Worth, who
was killed instantly in a plane
crash at the Denton Airport.
Nix, 22, was attending Texas
Christian University in F or t
Worth at the time of his death.
should be held each year dur-
At least two NT library exes
have "migrated" to Germany.
Juanita Weinzapfel is a teacher
in the Wiesbaden American School
and Juanita Stewart is an armny
librarian in Germany.
Librarians closer to home are
Wayne Williamson, McCloskey
Hospital at Temple; Jimmie Dale
Presswood Wilkins, Arlington;
Mary Bruce Shilcutt, Perrin Field
at Sherman; Hazel Self, Cleburne;
Mrs. Katie L. Randle, Gonzales;
Mrs. O. E. Pierson, Clifton Junior
College; Ned Morris, Texas A&I
at Kingsville; Mrs. Evelyn B. Mc-
Laura Dell Justin, Corpus
Christi; Frances Williams John-
son, Houston; Bernarda Jaime,
San Diego; Margaret Irby, Ros-
well, N.M., Mrs. Bertha Terry
Cornwell, Sour Lake; Amy Cor-
nish, Denison; Grace Corbin, Texas
Wesleyan College in Fort Worth;
Mrs. Thelma Collier, Graham; Mrs.
Mary Chitwood, Denton; Mrs.
Helen Childress, Dallas; Mrs. Wil-
lie Lee Casey, Albany; Thelma
Byrd, LeFors; Mildred Anderson,
Lockett; and Mrs. Nema Chaney,
Library and library service grad-
uates at Wichita Falls are Mrs.
Alice Ree Carr, Grace Bradshaw,
Ruth Cullin, Marcia Holcomb, Ev-
elyn Lemon Tidmore, Malvilee
Franklin Young, and Mary Cox.
Three exes, Shirley"Lawrence
Carter, Mayme Lee Miller and
Mrs. Lynn King are at Levelland
schools, and William Johnston and
Glenna Thomas are at Odessa li-
Corsicana libraries employ Kate
Holman, Hazel Holsey, Corinne
McClure and Carolyn Thornton
Murray, and Ella Lunday is a li-
brarian at San Angelo.
Luree Burson is at Abernathy;
M ary Cowan, Victoria; Norma
Forsyth, Waco; Eddy Hall, Loving-
ton, N.M.; Mrs. Louise Manosky,
Gladewater; B o b b i e Marquart,
McCamey; and Inez Willoughby,
Emory University, Emory, Ga.
Ben H. Wooten, chairman of the
North Texas State College Board
of Regents, and an ex-student of
the college, has been presented the
1952 Linz Award for outstanding
Wooten was also honored recent-
ly by the Texas Legislature for his
contributions to Texas as a civic-
Wooten, Dallas banker and civic
leader, is president of the Dallas
Chamber of Commerce and in
May was named the Dallas head-
liner of the year by the Dallas
Press Club at its annual gridiron
Listed as reasons for his selec-
tion from 45 nominees were "his
p o s i t i ve motivating community
leadership as chamber of com-
merce president; his efforts in pro-
moting co-operation between Dal-
las and Fort Worth; and his work
in the Love Field development pro-
gram and Dallas County highway
and traffic improvements pro-
The silver plaque is donated an-
nually by Linz Jewelers of Dallas
to the person selected by the award
committee for outstanding contri-
butions to their community.
Favorite Writes Hit...
Author of New Novel
And a novel was born......
Elithe Hamilton Beal Kirkland, ex-student of 1924-28,
sat many hours, days, weeks and months in the University
of Texas Library where she dug into the Texas History Col-
lection and Archives. All this examination of rare documents
on border depredations did not bore the former editor of the
Zettie Ord "Holds School" For
Memorial Hospital Children
School goes on for children at
Cook Memorial Hospital Center for
Children in Fort Worth under the
supervision of Mrs. Zettie D. Ord,
NT ex-student of 1909.
The school was opened after the
center was activated for sick or
crippled children and any child of
school age confined to the center
is eligible for classwork.
Mrs. Ord has had wide experi-
ence in Fort Worth Public Schools.
For 13 years she taught tubercu-
losis-infected children at Circle
School. Now she divides her teach-
ing time between children at City-
County Hospital and Cook Me-
morial Hospital Center for Chil-
Also on the the staff of the cen-
ter is ex-student E. D. Jordan who
is said to be the only orthopedic
occupational therapist in Fort
Jordan, a 1947 industrial arts
graduate, formerly worked as an
occupational therapist aid at the
Georgia Warm Springs Founda-
tion. He took leave from Warm
Springs to earn a certificate in oc-
cupational therapy from Richmond
Professional Institute in Ric h-
mond, and is now in charge of
therapy at the children's center
in Fort Worth.
Taken By Death
N o r ma n Winterbauer, coura-
geous 22-year-old NTSC student,
lost his battle against death on
The youth, whose greatest hope
was to some day sit up in a wheel-
chair after spending four months
fighting paralysis in a New York
hospital, died at his home in Dal-
Just before his junior exams at
NTSC in May, 1951, Winterbauer
left the college campus for a swim-
ming party on Denton Creek. He
dived into shallow water, injured
his spine, and was at once para-
His classmates and fraternity
brothers joined with sororities at
NTSC where over $800 was raised
by staging plays and promoting
other fund-raising campaigns.
Instead, she conceived the idea
for her first book, an historical
novel, "Divine Average." The book,
now in its third edition, was pub-
lished simultaneously in Canada
and the United States in 1952.
This first book by the former
North Texas State English an d
history student represents s ix
years of dedicated research and
writing against a background of
many more years of general study
on that period of Texas history
covered in her novel, 1838 to 1858.
The novel has been favorably com-
pared with current best-sellers.
A Texas writer who had a career
in teaching, newspaper writing,
and radio before turning novelist,
Elithe was an active student on
the NTSC campus for four years.
She was a member of the debate
team and received the college let-
ter award for debating. She at-
tained highest honors in Pi Kappa
Delta and was college life editor
of the Yucca. Elithe also wrote for
the Avesta and was active in the
dramatic club. She was voted col-
lege favorite in her senior year.
"An absorbing f i r s t novel,"
wrote Lewis Nordyke of the New
York Times. "Elithe Kirkland has
not written a bang, bang, shoot-
'em-up romance of a wavy-haired
cowhand hero, but a serious and
powerful historical novel on the
In the "Parade of Books" column
of the Los Angeles Examiner, it
was reported that "this is an ex-
ceptional and distinguished novel,
a story of the U. S. in the making
that has the turbulent sweep of
Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With
the Wind.' "
A native of Coleman County,
Elithe received her early education
in the rural school of that county.
After graduation at NTSC she
taught at Mineral Wells, Crane,
and Iraan. While teaching, she was
a correspondent for a number of
Texas newspapers and wrote script
for radio. She served as editor of
the Coleman Democrat-Voice and
as director of school publicity for
the Texas Centennial Celebrations.
&. . . . . . . . . .
BROADCAST PRINCIPALS-President J. C. Matthews and his seven deans will be
heard in a roundtable discussion over the North Texas Day Broadcast March 31.
Left to right, seated are Dr. Florence Scoular, dean of the School of Home Eco-
nomics; Dr. B. B. Harris, dean of administration; Dr. Matthews; Dr. Jack John-
son, dean of the Graduate School, and Dr. Imogene Bentley, dean of women.
Top row: Dr. Walter Hodgson, dean of the School of Music; Dr. O. J. Curry,
dean of the School of Business, and Dr. Witt Blair, dean of the School of Education.
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