The North Texan, Volume 2, Number 3, March 1951 Page: 1
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Ex - Students
NORTH TEXAS STATE COLLEGE. DENTON, TEXAS, MARCH, 1951
:or NT Students
While North Texans away from
>enton are observing North Texas
lay with meetings to hear radio
rondeasts, students on the campus
ill have their own celebration at
regular Saturday night stage
'North *Texas in Review" will
the title of the campus program
or students^. which will be built
round a regular Saturday night
:age show with Floyd Graham ap Tyler
Broadcast Schedule—NT Day
iaster of ceremonies.
The outstanding student stage
how performers "of the pafot year
ill be on the March SI show and
, v£ral stage show performers of
ast years will be invited to returns
Students who have been named
> Whols Who in American Col-
>:es and Universities will be pre-
vnted at the show,: , : . V
Ben Wooten* head of the board
f rcgents.^NTSC ^resident W. J.
Mc Conn ellwand President-elect J.
C. -Matthews, all NTSC ex-stu-
h nts, will be guests on the stage.
>utgoing and incoming officers o:
he ex-student association will
Plans are now underway for the
how to be televised, according to
„ M/Collins, executive-secretary
of the exes association and chair-
nan for the campus assembly pro-
rram. Assisting him are Dr. E. S.
•lifton, Miss Dorothy' Babb, Car-
bine Currie, Graham and Stephen
Buell, faculty representatives. Stu-
lents assisting are Jan Downing,
:>n?ident of Meritum, women's
honorary scholarship society, and
Curtis Ran^seyv president of Blue
Key, men's honorary scholarship
Broadcasts Over State
Officers Will Meet on Campus
Nominees for officers of the
North Texas State College -? Ex-
Student Association, recently se-
lected by a nominating committee,
will meet with present officers
on the campus March Jl.
Warren G. Harding, Dallas, has
been, nominated as president of the
Ex in Washington
As Indian Advisor
A North Texas ex-student, Miss
Mary Kennington, who—for the
last two years served in Muskogee
as supervisor for the Five Civilized
Tribes in Oklahoma, has gone to
Washington, D.G^ as supervisor
of home extension work in the
Bureau of Indian Affairs.
' A native of Bowie, she has
taught at Big Sandy, Texarkana,
Sour Lake, Midland and has been
in civil service work since 1937.
She holds the master's degree
association to succeed Joe P. Moore
of Fort Worth. Nominated for vice-
presidents are Mrs. Albertine Ber-
ry Castle, Sherman; Worth Coffey,
G>eenyille chamber of commerce
Kianigeri_ Alvin ChriSinan, assist-
ant director of athletics for Fort
Worth schools, and-Mrs. Warren
A nominating coihmittee which
has -been studying officers for the
next year is composed of Prue
Morrison, Dallas; Cyrene Bell,
Fort Worth; Roy Wilson, Gaines-
ville; E. S. Ellis, Lewisvill£; Bul-
lock Hyder, Denton; Mary Ruth
Cook, Denton; Ed Dawson, Dallas,
and L. M.. Collins, Denton, execu-
tive-secretary of the association.
The nominees will meet with
Exes President Joe P. Moore and
thtf four vice-presidents Saturday
morning, March 31. They will be
Invited to the homes of Denton
exes to hear the North Texas Day
•broadcast and later will attend a
campus program being presented
for students. "
Outgoing officers are: Joe P.
Moore; ForE""\Vorth; presidentf
Lyman P.- Robinson, Whitesboro,
vice-president; Ben Henley, Gaines-
ville, vice-president; Charles Shu-
maker, Weatherford, -vice-presi-
dent, and Mrs: Emma^Edju Floyd/
Denton, vice-president. j
The third annual North Texas
Day will'be observed March 31 by
ex-students away from the campus
meeting in. groups and listening
to a. radio broadcast and by stu-
dents and faculty attending a
Fifteen" radio stations or more
A Cappella Choir
will broadcast a 15-miniite record-
ed" program prepared at the- col-
lege. This program will cairry
greetings, music, and a report of
progress from the college, to the
listening North Texans.
Stations which will carry the
broadcast range from Amarillo in
the Panhandle to Corpus Christi
and Beaumont in the Gulf Coast •
area and from Texarkana to El.
Paso. Arrangements have been
made for broadcasts at Bryan.
Wichita Falls, Odessa, Fort Worth,
The annual tour of the North
Texas State College A Cappella
Choir for the 1950-51 season will
include 12 concerts in five states.
Under the direction of Frank
McKinley of the music faculty,
the Choir"will sing at Grand Prai-
rie, March 2; Greenville, March
5; Gainesville, March 9; Eastland,
March 20; Littlefield, March 21;
Amarillo, March 22; Greenville,
nil March 27; Winchester, Ky.-,
March 28; Maryville, Tenn., March
29; Searcy, Ark>, April 1; El Do-
rado, Ark., April 2; and Mag-
nolia, Ark., April 8. ->
One of the few a cappella choirs
ever to record with a major re-
cording company, the NTSC A Cap-
pella Choir- is composed of 39 se-
lected student vocalists.
North Texans Marry
Despite Brofien Leg
A broken leg doesn't keep two
NTSC /graduates from getting
Miss Marianne Long and J*-~J.
Anderson of Coolidge were mar-
ried Dec. 29. The^pfivate cere-
mony, howevpjY^wa1* performed
at the (u'wrstcana ttospitaF arid"
Clinic where the bride was re-
covering from a broken leg suf-
fered in an autoniobii? coll'sion.
She is a member of the faculty
at Coolidge. High School. He is
principal and coach.
man, and San Angelo.
probably will be added.' s.
The off-campus program will
include" music by the A Cappella
Choir, directed by Frank McKin-
ley, the Concert Band, directed by
Maurice McAdow, and the Aces of
Collegeland, directed by Floyd
Graham. Short talks will be made
by "President W. J. McConnell,
President-elect J. C. Matthews,
and Graham. L. M. Collins, secre-
tary of the ex-student association.
will be master of ceremonies. - "
Many groups of ex-students are
planning dinners and, meetings for
the (time of the broadcast, accord-
ing to information received by
Dr. Imogene Bentley, general
chairman of the North Texas Day
program this year. —
A letter from J. B. Malone, Aus-
tin, tcttrof plans for a meeting of^
North Texas exes at the Texa§,Stu-
dent Union on the Unjyefsity of
Texas campus at 6jj
to the b oadcarst
- Broadcast times
ions for the March 31 prograSi
range from 4:45c in Waco to 6:45
p.m. in Austin. A list of stations
and times is printed in this issuer
of the North Texan and additional
announcements wiH—bo made by
).m. to listen
W. T. Brown was named,, ^presi-
dent of the North.Texas State Col-,
lvjre Alumni group of Dallas Coun-
lyr a receht meeting bf ^xes in
Other officers, of the Dallas
tiunty group are Charles Dicker-
op and E. C. Dawson, vice-presi-
lents; Barbarg. Johnson, record-
ing secretary; Prue Morrison, cor-
- ponding secretary; Bob Bender,
treasurer, and Bud Jones, state.
About 80 ex-students attended a
Meeting in Fort Worth March 5
hear representatives of the col-
^ faculty and to make plans
participation in North Texas
i'ay. '."v "" /■".------ g
The meeting was the second held
lor organization of a Fort Worth
aP„te.r of ex-students. Tentative
plans are for election of officers
-Ht an April 2 meeting. L. Mr Col-,
"ns, secretary of then4tf-st'tfdfefrt*
i <soci atiori, arid E. H. Farririgton,
rector of the placement service,
poke at the March meeting.^
A list of all exes in the Fort
Worth area is being compiled by
Bill Simpson, 1524 E. Maddox;
•thr Eagle, 1609 Riverside Drive,
^nd Jean Bain, 2017 N.. Bellaire
''rive. A committee on arrange-
"vepts for the March meeting in-
Juried Eagle, Arthur Rhea and
■ laskell McClintock. A committee
ii membership includes Miss Bain,
'•praldine Eldson," Dorothy For-
rest and Mary Carrico.
JJJ^nton ex-students held a pre
liminary meeting- recently on
NTSC campus and discussed "
ganization of a Denton County
group. It is planned to contact exes
in all communities of the county
,and have another meeting at a
date, to be announced ikter.
Big Spring exes met in Feb-
ruary for. a social evening and.
Valentine party. Dean Bennet,
president of the Big Spring group,
introduced three new members,
Bobbie June Bobb, Mrs. John Har-
dy and Mrs." H. E. Clay. - J. L.
Farmer of Lubbock was a guest.
Attending were Mr. and - Mrs.
Benny Shilcutt, Mr. and Mrs. I)ean
Bennett, Mrs. Nan Alexander, Bob-
bie June Bobb, Jean flltn Chowns,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hardy, Eula-
lia Mitchell, Mrs. H. E. ClayT Mrs.
'Lloyd Thompson, Walter Bead, W.
C. Blankenship.j Mrs. Genevieve
Lynch, Milton Mitchell, Evelyn
-Arnold, Hazel Melton, and Ruth
NT DAY RECORDS Miss
Katie Henley and Mr^S. Helen
Hougland examine records
which have- l?een serif out to
ex-student sponsors in 15 Texas
cities for broadcast over radio
stations on March 31.
^ The first North Texas Day was
celebrated March 31, 1949, with
an on-the-campus program which
celebrated the signing of a bill if
1899 making the college a^state
institution. The program last year
was broadcast by 16-^'fexas radio
tions and response from"
teners haT caused the radio plan
to be repeated this year. ■ '•
. E*-students makings arrange-
-nients for the broadcast in their
cities include P. Ben Pierce, Tex-
arkana; Thomas Hardie, Bryan;
O, T. .Freeman, Wichita Falls; R.
Gilbert Myers,- Corpus Chrisjtij
Louis. V. Spain, Odessa; C. A.
S'ngleton, Fort Worth: Miss Jo
Johnston, Amicinllo; J. B. Malone,
Austin;' C. C. Miller, Dallas;
Agnes M. Marrs, Tyler; Johnie
Riola; Waco; Bill Coffey, Sher-
irtan: C. A. Davis. Beaumont; Bill
Chambers, San Angelo, and Clell
Smith, El Paso. «
A radio broadcast committee
which arranged the record pro-
gram includes Mrs. Olive M. John-
son, chairman, Floyd Graham, and
Stephen Buell and Roderick Gor-
don. . '
Gibbs Rural Specialist
T Homer"M. Gibbs, NT graduate,
has been named rural development
specialist for the Texas" Power and
A native of Justin, he has served
as county agent at Fort Bend
County, as agricultural teacher in
Galveston County, and as rural
supervisor for the Houston Light-
ing and Power Company.
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