The North Texan, Volume 26, Number 1, June 1975 Page: 4
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Around the Campus
A super salesman returns to coaching
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Two of the men who are expected to lift
NTSL 's basketball fortunes from recent
losing streaks, assistant coach J immy Gales
i left i and head coach Bill Biakeley < right i."
Biakeley feels that his absence from
coaching will be an asset in his new
function "It gave mc an opportunity
to do evaluations in a relaxed manner
I've staved real close to basketball and had
tate "I _ust fell into a
situation *here 1 made a iot of more;.
M> *jfe loves to spend money." he
jokes "Everyone was nappy out me
E-er, oefore the press conference
officially naming him head coach.
Biakeley nad contacted and secured a
commitment from Jimmy Gaies. head
basketball coach at Dallas South Oak
Cliff High School, to come to NTSL as
an assistant coach. Said Gales during the
press conference. "If Biakeley sold real
estate like he sold me on this job. 1 can
see why he made a million." Gales
attended the Wednesday. March 18. press
conference and began his coaching duties
at NTSL the next Monday
In his three years at South Oak Cliff,
Gales coached his teams to an astounding
104-15 record and three consecutive
district championships Several of Gale's
SOC players were recruited successfully
this spring for NTSL .
Biakeley plans a high scoring offense
using a large number of players. He
considers the mental aspect of the game
very important, and speaks of helping
present NTSL team members regain
Nobel scientist joining faculty
A Nobel P'i/e * inner who is called "the
father of the small accelerator" will come
from Dublin. Ireland, to join the NTSL
faculty for the fall semester
Dr E T S W alton first became
acquainted with the NTSL campus when
ne spoke to the national conference on
small accelerators held here last October
He has indicated to physics department
cnairmari Dr James Sybert that he wants
to concentrate on teaching during his
NTSL stay, and plans have r>ecn made for
mm to teach at least two graduate level
seminars All his seminars will be
announced in advance and will be open to
Dr W alton was awarded the Nobel
Prize in 1951 for "pioneer work on the
transmutation of atomic nuclei by
artificially accelerated atomic particles"
according to the citation He was the first
man to observe the products of a nuclear
reaction from artificially accelerated
particles as a result of his work with Sir
John Cockrofl. also awarded a Nobel Prize
Butler receives national acclaim
The University can now boast of having
on its faculty one of the 1 10 most famous
clinical psychologists in the nation,
according to a peer selection survey
conducted by the Clinical Division of the
American Psychological Association
Psychology department chairman Dr
Joel Botkr remarked that he was surprised
but pkased to see his name alongside such
well-knowns as Carl Rogers. Albert Ellis
and Arnold Lazarus in the top I 10 list
*hich appeared in The Clinical
Psychologist's April issue
Dr Butler is internationally known for
research with cancer patients and with
prison inmates He came to NTSL as
department chairman in January 1974
from Virginia Commonwealth University
manager, died ;r. a Dallas
r,n a N — n Texas State Normal
Callege 'a.-it', mtmoer. ang '.ever attendee
a aa_. of school a* ay from NTSL Ht
stJfcieri tr.rough eiementarv. -r;or arc
>er..or mgr. school ir. the NTSL
Demon sir at for. School and received
bachelor's and master's degrees from
After se '• e r a i years o! public sc r. oo i
teaching. Swenson returned to camp-s
to manage NTSL's first bookstore :r
Swenson is survived by his wife. Helen,
two daughters, a son and four
Retired business administration
faculty member Martin E Roonev died
March 1 in Denton. Born and reared in
New York. Rooney received bachelor's
and master's degrees from New York
Lniversity. He taught at NTSL from
194"-1969 after serving as a security
analyst for Merrill Lynch. Pierce. Fenner
and Smith and Moody's Investment
At the time of his retirement. Rooney
was one of only 50 professors in the
nation who had been designated as
Chartered Financial Analysts.
He is survived by his wife, Marguirite,
of Denton; one son, a sister and five
Mrs. Dude Neville McCloud. who had
returned to her hometown of Denton after
teaching high school journalism 11 years
in South Central Texas, died in Denton
Mrs. McCloud kept NTSL's
journalism department going in the
1940s until C.E. Shuford was able to
return from military service. After his
homecoming, she became news service
director for the college and founded the
Women in Communications, Inc. campus
chapter, undents then official name of
Theta Sigma Phi.
Mathematics faculty member Dr. Burns
V> Brewer, who specialized in the field
of numbers theory, died March 25. The
W isconsin native joined NTSL 's faculty
in 196" after teaching at Texas A&M
Lniversity and Oregon State L'niversitv.
Dr Brewer graduated from the
Lniversity of Missouri in 1935. where he
was named to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a
retired naval lieutenant commander.
On May 6 NTSL lab band program
charter member Ken Elliott died of an
apparent heart attack.
Elliott played drums in NTSL's first lab
band, an offspring of the Aces of
Collegeland dance band formed in 1946
as an impromptu group
After serving in the Air Force for 23
years. Elliott returned to NTSU as
administrative assistant to the lab bands
He is survived by his wife. Kyoko Manya,
and two children
mourns recent deaths
Tne first naif of 19"5 has been costly to
NTSL ;r. tne deaths of a number o'
hdr-iduais long assoc.ated -:t'. tne
Or Jar-arv .' Ar.dre * 1 S -ede
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Notes on people
Tnis fall NTSL s bands wili oe led by Dr
Robert 'A .r.slo-. director of bands at the
Lniversity of California at Los Angeles
' L C L A i. w'no will join the NTSL School
of M -sic faculty on A.gust _6 He will
'eplaoe Ma^r:ce M:Ad:w. director of
-itr Stra. '.sty. Foss. Mehta.
Da'... v ar. Bem-m and Ormand\
and 'as c.rducted the Boston Pips and
tne Boston Philhanmin;; Orchestra*
Before going to LCL A re n.eic band
directorships at Boston Ln; ersity and
Santa Monica C :liege
Denton citizens toon a bite from the
free time of three Lniversity community
members when City Co-ncil election
votes were counted in April In the race
for three vacant pcsituns. Center for
Community Se".;ces staff member Mrs.
Elinor Hughes received the largest number
of votes Personnel Director Joe Mitchell
and history faculty member Dr Rav
Stephens also were elected to the five-
member governing body
D- V> lllard S. Jaccuot has been named
chairman of the speech communication
and drama department to succeed Dr
R.\ Holland, who resigned the post to
return to teaching Dr Jacquot joined
the NTSL faculty in 1966 and served as
director of the division of speech pathology
and audiology before assuming his new
Contributors in this issue:
Fort Worth native Cheryl Cogens
graduated in May with a B A, in journalism
from NTSL, where she served as North
Texas Daily editor in lc>~4 Now a staff
member of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal,
Cheryl received the Who's Who in
American Colleges and Ldiversities honor
and the Hearst Foundation Award for Top
Senior Journalist while at NTSL.
Terry Pair worked with The North Texas
Daily staff this past year as an NTSL
sophomore. A Denton resident and
graduate of Denton High School. Terry is
working toward a B.A degree with a
Cover photo and photos throughout this
issue are by Duncan Engler. NTSL Public
Information Office photographer.
N ol.26. No. 1
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by North Texas State University for
distribution to former students and
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postage paid at Denton. Texas.
Lynette Guy Williamson - editor.
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