The North Texan, Volume 22, Number 3, June 1971 Page: 2
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The English department's newest outlet for
•student writers and artists. The Green Fuse,
attempts, graphically, to be like its prede-
cessor, the A vesta But the 30-page maga-
zine is printed, cover and all, on a thin paper
that permits distracting show-through The
flimsy cover, bearing a likeness of Dylan
Thomas, is done in what some unknown stu-
dent has wittily called "eleemosynary green."
The book flops graphically, being inferior to
the defunct A vesta and to what is expected
visually in this visual age. Edited by Elaine
Yenne, senior English major, the book con-
tains 16 poems, four stories and eight pages
of black and white art \(,The Green Fuse
had not pursued the polished quality look, it
might have succeeded better on its own terms
perhaps taking a cue ffom the informality
of the small "newspapers" being hawked
everywhere these days. The staid old format,
which.worked nicely in the past, should be
left to the past maybe. Despite these faults,
it's heartening to see a place at NTSIJ where
the articulate student can be heard and seen
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Dirt is flying on the controversial Coliseum
only now it is real dirt Bulldozers are build-
ing up the half-block tract and scooping out
the pit where the performance floor will sit.
The tractors pushed away more than 40 trees
to clear the lot just south of Men's Gym.
Parking for the 10,(XX)-seat, $7.7 million
spectator hall will be the F-outs Field lots.
Completion date: mid-1973.
The Air Force ROTC unit at NTSU, whose
enrollment dropped from 300 in 1967 to 125
last fall, could get a boost in both numbers
and morale this fall. Women will be accepted
at the NTSU unit for the first time, follow-
ing a scheme begun at some schools last year.
<i_ol. Richard E J Scott, local commander,
says the unit has received a 20 or 25 per cent
response on letters that went to incoming
freshman women. "But I don't really expect
too much," the colonel says. "Frankly, the
main incentive for getting into ROTC has
been to avoid the draft, and that will not af-
fect women." The women would have the
same curriculum as the men, except they
aren't eligible for flight training. Col. Scott
notes that early indications are that overall
enrollment may be up as much as 25 per cent
The master plan architects noted in their
original study that the final shape of the
campus would depend on whether man or
machine got the high road. The University
has decided that man will and is steadily
pushing the ubiquitous automobile from the
central campus. Man's latest victory came in
April, when the Denton City Council voted
to close the two blocks from Mulberry to
Chestnut and between Prairie and Flighland.
The block from the Business Administration
Building and the Education Building will re-
main open to traffic but not to parking. The
sealed-off areas will be landscaped. AUeady,
the T-shaped area of streets in front of the
Administration Building has been closed to
through traffic. Parking is permitted there
for the time being.
As streets within the campus begin to be
sealed off, the traffic problem is not neces-
sarily solved only shoved out of sight. But
that is being dealt with too. John Matt
Howard, resident engineer, has submitted to
the administration a plan to run four street-
traveling trams from the large but now un-
used Fouts Field parking lots to the class-
room buildings. He suggests two overlapping
routes, each of which would take about 12
minutes. The trams, he says, could probably
leave 20 minutes and 10 minutes before the
hour. Howard devised the proposal after
seeing trams at the University, of Oklahoma.
He thinks the trailer-like cars will get people
where they need to go, but says the main
drawback is the $32,000 cost. At OU, he
says, "As many people use it in bad weather
as in good, and they prefer standing to sit-
* * *
You'll never notice, but page 480 in the new
NTSU yearbook is minus one word in one
photo. We can't print that word, just as the
Yucca didn't, because it is taboo. But you
know the word, because it is the bad word.
The upper right photograph with the word
lettered on one of the protestor's signs went
through regular channels for all yearbook
material. But the advisor did not happen to
see it until the printer called, to check. The
advisor, Ernestine Farr, who later said the
decision was "between good journalism and
good taste," told the printer to use the air- .
brush Editor Owen Carter appealed to the
Publications Committee, which afjjrmed,
7 to 5, the "right of the advisor to make
final decisions on questions of conflict be-
tween editor and advisor." Carter agreed the
sign was in bad taste, "but a lot of things
happen in this country that are in bad taste,"
he told the committee. Miss Farr said, "Part
of my job is to teach what is good taste."
♦ * *
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, which played in
the Maio Auditorium in March, liked the
audience as much as the kids liked the band.
One group of students stood at the lip of the
stage during the two-hour performance and
snake danced once around the filled auditor-
ium. The crowd stood through the last regu-
lar number and two encores. Band leader
Jeff Hanna told listeners, "This is one of the
best audiences we've played to in a long
time." After the second encore, the five lis-
tened offstage to the thunderous applause
and were about to run out and do another
number when the announcer, unaware, ended
the show. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band came
to prominence with its recording of "Mr. Bo-
The Lab Bands' live concerts recording con-
tains, besides six easy listening pieces, a faith-
ful reproduction of the microphone being
bumped. The pieces, recorded at the fall and
spring concerts on campus, range from 3:12
to 9:22 minutes. The bands of Leon Breeden
that play are the 1 O'Clock and the 2
O'Clock. One of the pieces, called "Merle
& Merlin," begins with an "Okie From Mus-
kogee" excerpt and drifts into eerie moog
synthesizer sounds. Another notable cut is
"In Memoriam, Frankie Newton," a lively
tribute by Martin Mailman, NTSU profes-
sor of composition, to a former teacher and
jazz trumpeter of the '30s and '40s. The mi-
crophone accident occurred in "Year Blend,"
and it's hard to imagine a composition of that
title without something unintentional creeping
in. (The Bands will also issue their studio
disc again this year, "Lab '71!")
sciences, says, "From one point of view it
could be argued that University Courses have
served as a safety valve to absorb part of the
contemporary pressure for relevancy." Ap-
parently some students saw them as a safety
valve against study—all three were taught
last fall but only one "made" this spring, af-
ter students found they weren't "grade point"
courses. But they are considered successful
and one on "The Role of Women" will be
added next fall.
♦ * ♦
As the North Texas Daily delivery carts went
out one Thursday morning in April, some-
body followed along behind each cart taking
the newspapers out of the racks. By 8 a.m.,
almost all of 9,500 copies were gone. Four
thousand more were quickly printed and dis-
tributed. That afternoon a group of students
pushed a large cart full of Dailys to the
Journalism Building, unloaded them and left
an open letter to the newspaper staff. Among
the suggestions were front page coverage of
student activities, more pictures of campus
activities, more reporters assigned to cam-
pus events, a student classified ad section
and more editorials on parking, dorms and
the Union Building.
LIVE!'/ 'he North Texas Lab Rands,
lull and Spring Concerts, 1970 1971
Iwon Breeden. Dim tor.
Tucked in the middle of the catalog are three
course descriptions, under a heading of Uni-
versity Courses. These electives started last
fall on timely matters include "The Black
Community in the U. S.," "Science in Civil-
ization" and "Law and Social Problems."
Dr. Hugh Ayer, associate dean of arts and
Bent over bowls of water at a banquet for
CPAs, two faculty members in business ad-
ministration shaved off their beards. In ap-
. plying the razor, they won a $ 1,000 wager,
which went to the O. J. Curry Accounting
-Chair. Jack O. Spring, partner in a Dallas
accounting firm, made the bet with the chair-
man of the accounting division. But the
bearded ones, Dr. Horace Brock and Dr.
James W. Giese, shed their whiskers before
guests at the spring banquet of the Dallas
chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs. No
one explained why it was worth $ 1,000 to
have the beards shaved. But the donation
bHngs the Chair-endowment to $ 15,000 in
cash and $10,000 in pledges—toward a goal
of $50,000. (PS.—Before the banquet was
over, the men's wives were insisting they
start the beards again. Shows how far a
thousand bucks will go today.)
« ♦ ♦
Enrollment for the first summer term is up
717 from last year—to a record 8,264. This
is a considerably higher percentage rise than
recent long-term enrollments. Some offhand
theories offered for it: unstable employment,
returning Vietnam veterans, an attempt to
beat next fall's tuition hike, new calendar
that enables more public school teachers
to attend. This is the first summer enroll-
ment to pass the 8,000 mark.
♦ ♦ ♦
COVER: The caricature of President-Elect
Nolen is by Tom Crabtree, a Dallas artist
best known for his work of people in enter-
tainment. Fie does the cover art for more
than a dozen newspaper TV guide inserts
and is on the staff of the Dallas Times Her-
ald's Sunday Magazine.
The main issues affecting NTSU that have
come before this past session of the Texas
Legislature other than the biennial bud-
get request 1 was a tuition increase, a bill to
make the University of Texas at Dallas a
four-year school, and a bill permitting Den-
ton County residents to serve as NTSU re-
The most spectacular because of Sen.
Don Kennard's "world record" 29 hour, 22
minute filibuster against it was the UTD
issue But the rather steep tuition hike will
probably be the most significant.
Here are the principal matters:
• North Texas has actively opposed the ex-
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June 1971, page two
pansion of UTD, claiming that it means
costly duplication. The University published
a report on the area needs which was widely
quoted in the press and in February met with
legislators and state officials at a social get-
together in Austin. It was Sen. Kennard who
opposed the formation of UTD graduate
school in 1969, but backers promise the
Dallas school will be expanded yet.
• Resident tuition was raised to a modest
$4 per semester hour with a $50 minimum.
Thus Texas students will generally be paying
about $ 10 more a semester, since current
tuition for a normal 15-hour load was $50.
But out-of-state tuition will be $40 per
semester hour with no minimum. This will
be about a 200 per cent hike, from a present
$200 to about $600 for 15 hours. Enrolled
nonresidents may finish their current de-
gree under the old rate, but the hikes go into
effect this fall. The out-of-state hikes caused
concern in the School of Music, because
Director Leon Breeden says that 75 per cent
of the famed Lab Bands are from outside
• Sen. Ralph Hall of Rockdale introduced
a bill to remove a bar against Denton County
residents serving as NTSU regents. This reg-
ulation, passed in 1949, was apparently to
prevent local stacking of boards and insure
In related action, Gov. Preston Smith must
appoint NTSU regents for three expiring
terms and one vacant seat. Terms expiring
are Chairman A. M. Willis of Longview,
E. C. Pannell of Fort Worth and Bruce Street
of Graham. In addition, the Senate did not
confirm Smith's 1969 appointment of Berl
Godfrey, so that seat is vacant.
• The final state of the two-year budget
request is still not fully known. This much is
clear: faculty salary raises are out. Research
money, which the House bill originally
chopped, has been restored at about the pre-
vious level. An allocation for campus secur-
ity is part of the package, too. The Univer-
sity's request was for $22.48 million for
1971-72 and $22.61 million for 1972-73.
These figures are about $7 million up from
the current budget. From what is known now,
the '71-72 budget will be about $19 whereas
this current year's was about $17.5. That may
be indicative for the second half of the bi-
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