The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 2, February 1962 Page: 1
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6 Faculty Members
Get Books Published
Dr. Mary Whitten of the English department is one of three au-
thors who have completed the fifth edition of "The Harbrace College
Handbook" for English. . . . "Basic Mathematics for Business Analy-
sis," a textbook and manual by Deai) O. J. Curry and Dr. John E. Pear-
son of the School of Business Administration, has been published by the
Richard D. Irwin Co. .. . "Casebook for Technical Writers" by Dr. James
Brown of the English faculty was published this fall by the Wadsworth
Co. . . . Another fall publication was "Group Health Insurance" by Dr.
Jesse Pickrell, released by the Richard D. Irwin Co. for the S. S. Hueb-
ner Foundation for Insurance Education. . . . Dr. Robert'W. Ottman of
the music faculty is the author of a two-volume series on elementary
and advanced harmony, published by Prentice-Hall.
r Yucca Receives Ail-American -Rating
The 1961 Yucca, student yearbook, received itsV19th All-American
rating from the Associated Collegiate Press. Spring issues of the Cam-
pus Chat, student newspaper, received a first-class ACP rating. The
Chat also placed first in the nation in the feature-writing division of
the'Sigma Delta Chi student newspaper contest. . . . Loretta White,
Albany senior, was named the fifth winner of the Borden home Econom-
ics scholarship, created by a $1,500 grant to the university from the
Borden Company in 1957. A five-year renewal of the grant, has been
made to cover 1962-66., ... y • __
L..Taylor of the insurance faculty,has received the designa-
tion of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. He thus joins Dr.
Jesse Pickrell, chairman of the division of finance and insurance, as be-
ing among the fewer than 200 persons in the nation to hold both the
CPCU and the Chartered Life Underwriter designations. . . . Dr. R. B.
Escue Jr. of the chemistry staff has been elected secretary of the
Dallas-Fort Worth section of the American Chemical Society.
English Profs Elected to Office
Officers of sections of the South-Central Modern Language Asso-
ciation are Dr. E. S. Clifton, secretary for general linguistics, and Dr.
Lloyd Jeffrey, secretary for general topics. . . , An abbreviated course
in federal income tax planning was conducted by three certified public
accountants on the campus in January. Dr. Horace Brock and Joseph
S. Hopspn of the business administration faculty helped conduct the
course. «-• c" '
Dr. Jack B. Scroggs, history professor, was elected vice-president
of the Texas Association of College Teachers at the annual meeting in
Austin in December. . . . Charles Lawhon, Dallas senior, was elected
supreme chief justice of the National Chancery Club at the group's
annual convention in December. ... A master works collection of 60
. long-playing phonograph albums has been donated to the NTSU Li-
brary by the Columbia Record Co.
8000-Pound Magnet Installed
An 8,000-pound electromagnet has b<een installed in the basement
research area of the Physics-Mathematics Building. It will produce
large uniform magnetic fields for research programs in nuclear mag-
netic resonance and electron transport in metal. Miles Anderson and
Dr. Jim Sybcrt of the physics faculty supervise the research.
Dr. Rufus K. Guthrie of the biology faculty has been awarded a
one-year National Science Foundation fellowship for advanced study
of the sensitization and response of experimental animals allergic to
simple chemical compounds. He will work at the State University of
Iowa beginning June 1 with a year's leave of absence from NTSU.
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Denton, Texas, February 1962
For Four Science
The National Science Foundation
has granted $131,190 to the univer-
sity for support of four special science and mathematics.
programs to be conducted this
summer and next year.
These will include:
A summer institute for 40 junior
and senior high school teachers'of
science and mathematics.
A summer research participa-
tion program for five high school
or junior college teachers in biol-
ogy or chemistry.
A 1962-63 in-service institute
for 40 teachers in biology, general
An undergraduate participation
program for 20 students this sum-
mer and next year in chemistry
Dr. Robert C. Sherman, biology
professor,- directs NSF activities
on the campus. 'The institutes are
taught by members of the faculty.
Research participants work in lab-
oratories on continuing projects di-
For University Day
In Dallas op May 5
The first anniversary of the first
University Day is expected to
bring together nearly 1,000 North
Texas exes in Dallas May 5.
The dinner, and entertainment
program in the Grand Ballroom of
the Statler Hilton Hotel* has-been
by officers of tbe iEx-Stii^
dent Association headed by-Presi-
dent Gordon Carpenter of Dallas
and by the executive secretary,
Dr. J. Harold Farmer of Denton.
'■ They stressed that all ex-stu-
dents, regardless of where they
live, are invited to the university
It was on May 8, 1961, that Gov.
Price Daniel signed the bill chang-
ing the name of North Texas State
College to North Ttxas State Uni-
versity. The first University Day
was held on the Campus two days
later to celebrate the change.-
The May 5 date was selected for
the Dallas observance this year as
the Saturday night nearest the
May 8 anniversary. Students" will
\ave their own program on the
campus during the same period.
Helps Speech TV Training
Do-it-yourself Simulated televi-
sion broadcasting is training
speech students at NTSU this se-
mester with the aid of newly in-
c1or*k1 -circuit cQliipmcnt.
The Btudents work on both sides
of the camera in their class, the
first, in a fouricourse sequence in
radio-TV broadcasting,/. They are
producing, directing, appearing in
and viewing the effects of their
work in the speech and drama de-
The equipment added this fall in-
cludes two cameras, three table
monitors and an audio control
board., Both cameras are operated
simultaneously, giving the student
director a chance to choose the
best angle for viewing.
During the semester each stu-
dent has a chance to operate all
the equipment, and to write, pro-
duce and direct prograni and ad-
Other courses to follow in the
audio and video sequence will in
volve radio-TV programming, pro-
duction and direction of radio-
television programs and continuity
writing of both. * _
Debaters who are scheduled to
appear on both state and national
television networks this spring
will rehearse before the closed-
To enhance the student's inter-
est in the field of radio and televi-
sion, the department's Radio-TV
Club sponsors field trips to sta-
tions in the North Texas area.
. Jon Pribble trains camera on Glenda Toler and Dorothy Donop.
Carpenter and Dr. Farmer urged
exes to send in reservations and
ticket purchase orders right away.
The Dallas dinner will begin at 7
p.m., to "be followed by an enter-
tainment program and a dance.
Tickets are $5 per person.
Day will replace North Texas Day
as the principal spring observance
for students, ex-students and
friends of the University. The for-
mer March 31 date marked the an-
niversary! of the establishment of
the school as a sOate-kuppopfced
rected hy university scientists.
The summer institute will run
from June 4 to Aug. 23 under a
$77,100 grant. Each participant
will enroll in two courses in each
of the two six-week terms of the
summer session, earning 12 semes-
ter hours of graduate credit.
Applicants must teach at least
one junior or senior high school
science or mathematics class. Ap-
plications must be directed to Dr.
Sherman by Feb. 15. ,
Five teachers will also be at
work during the summer session
on research projects in biology or
chemistry laboratories. Only those
who~are now teaching science will
be considered. The grant of $13,-
490 makes provision for, three of
the participants to continue re*
search work in the schools where
they teach in 1962Tfi3.
• In each week of the summer
programs the teachers receive sti-
pends of $75 a week plus allow-
ances for dependents and for trav-
el to the campus.
The in-service institute next
year will bring the teachers to
the campus for study on Satur-
days. A similar program is now
conducted hr mathematics
and general science.
The undergraduate research par-
ticipation program will place the
20 students in research laborato-
ries full-time this summer and on
a part-time basis all next school
year. A similar program began
here last summer.
Debaters to Appear
In Two-TV- Series
Television viewers will have the
opportunity to see the NTSU de-
bate team on both state and na-
tional TV at least twice during,
February and March. f
For the second year in a row, an
NTSU debate'team will appear on
the Sinclair Refining Co. . series
"Young America Speaks" Feb. 11.
Last spring, the debaters defeated
the University of Texas in their
first television match and lost to
Baylor University by a single point
during the quarter-final elimiina-
March 10, an NTSU twosome
will be presented in a nationally
televised debate tournament spon-
sored by the American Forensic
Association and the National
Broadcasting Company at 12:30
EST (11:30 CST). The program, to
be telecast live from the NBC stu-
dios in Rockefeller Plaza, will
match the NTSU team against an
opponent to be be named at a later
The Sinclair series may be seen
in the North Texas area at 3:30
p.m. on Sundays over Dallas sta-
tion WFAA-TV (Channel 8). Sta-
tions in Abilene, Austin, Beaumont,
Bryan, Houston, Lubbock, Lufkin,
San Antonio, Waco and Wichita
Falls will also carry the debates.
The NTSU-Texas A&M winner
will meet the victor of the Texas
Christian College meeting on
March 25. That winner will appear
in the semifinals on April 15, and
the championship debate will fol-
low on April 22, Easter Sunday.
With 13 of the 14 letter winners
returning to this year's squad,
Dr. William R. DeMougeot, foren-
sic coach, is accumulating his best
won-lost percentage and largest
trbphy collection since he joined
the speech and drama department
staff in 1954. *
Through six tournaments, the
debaters have earned a record of
183 wins and 72 losses. The win-
ningest team is that of Anne
Hodges of Dallas and John Swaney
of Sherman. They have achieved a
37-5 record, most of which was
compiled while competing in the
tough senior men's'division.
Miss Hodges, whom Dr. DeMou-
geot says "is as good as any inter-
collegiate debater I have ever
coached, both here and at Prince-
ton University (1951-54)," will
head the teams on the two televi-
She and Swaney will team' again
for the national TV program, and
sophomore Bob Chambers of Den-^
ton will join Miss Hodges to match'
wits with Texas A&M.
1 Chambers and another local boy,
John Mahoney, own the team's
second-best debate record of 30-5.-
If either team advances past the
first round of the television tour- -•
naments, Dr. DeMougeot may put
more of his 29-member squad be-
fore the viewers' eyes.
Added to Library
Users of the NTSU Library have
a 387,875-volume collection from...
which to choose arith the addition '
of 27,633 volumes in the 1960-61
school year. _____ "
The figures were announced in
October in the annual report of
David A. Webb, director of librar-
The number of books checked out
during the "one-year period in-
creased from 165,900 to 192,234, a
16 per cent gain for an all-time
Excluded from/the total number
of volumes are 52,873 pamphlets
and clippings, 10,267 pictures and
16,663 college catalogs. The li-
brary contains such non-book ma-
terials as 9,383 phonograph rec-
ords, 2,608 film slides and 2,581
glass slides, 1,978 film strips and
895 maps. ) ,
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