The North Texan, Volume 2, Number 4, May 1951 Page: 1
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NORTH TEXAS STATE COLLEGE, DENTON, TEXAS, MAY, 1951
Wichita Falls ex-students elected
Mack L. Keck president of their
k" deal organization at a meeting
EXES PRESIDENTS—Even Fort Worth and Dallas rivalries were
forgotten at the oampus meeting of North Terns Stat
-ex-students on 'March 31 as. President Joe P. Moore, right, of
Fort Worth, turned over the Ex:Student Association to new presi-
dent Warren G. Harding of Dallas. Moor^, superintendent of
schools in Fort Worth, will continue to serve bfi the executive
committee. Hording, a L942 graduate, is cowrty treasurer of
Dallas Gountyj " > ' ~ ^ ..
NTSC To Receive
Air ROTC Unit
North Texa's. State has been des-
ignated as the training center for
two military units this week and
official organization" procedures
are now underway, according to
President W. J. McConnell.
Representing Gen. Charles E^.
Thomas, commanding 'general of
the 14th Air Force, Col. Glenn A.
Doolittle has announced July 1 as
the official activation date for the
Air Force ROTC unit j$t NTSC.
Instruction will begin at the begin-
ning of the fall semester.
Approval of the placement of
the 22nd Armored Division -Band
for NT came from the command-
ing general of the Fourth Army.
Activation will be, within a.few
unit involve a four-year program
leading to a commission in the Air
Force. Men participating are de-
ferred for the- duration of their
training, Doolittle pointed out.
the primary objective of
training in leadership, drill and
exercise of command, the ROTC
-military staff will include approxi-
mately six members of the regular
Air Foree^for drill and air science
Alumni Groups Elect
To Begin June 8
- Registration for the summer ses-
ion at North Texas State Colle
will start June 0, with classes
scheduled to begin Friday, June 8.
On Wednesday, June 6, sen
iors, juniors, and sophomores will
register. All beginning freshmen
will meet in the main auditorium
if or freshman tests.
- Freshman and graduate stu-
dents will register Thursday, June
Registration for the second term
starts July 16. and' classes begin
the following day.
ield March 30. Other officers elect*
ed at the session were Berry
Beasley, vice-president, 'and Harry
Parks, secretary-treasurer. <
,Keck is ^oach of the Zundelo-
witch Junior High School football
:eam. •" ' .U - •• "
T"BV Parnell, who presided at
Che organizational meeting, esti-
mated that there are several hun-
Ired ex-students of North Texas
State how living in the Wichita
Falls area. ~
Attending the meeting were
Mrs. <BSirch Aa&s, Mildred Bell,
Sue Cook, Cathryn Sands, Mattie
Lee Underwood,. Mrs. • Jimmie
Ford, Mrs. Christine Hawkins, Ida
Weaver, Oleta L. Cross, Leemore
?ook, Allegra Richardson, P. T-'
Shores, Elise—Mortensen; "
Sanders, Troy Kemper, Verna-
dine. Cooper 'Batcha, Billy'e V.
Wil^ft^ Johnnie Mae Long, J. ~P.
Batcha, Mrs. R. E. Benson, I<ea
Xewsom, Mrs. Dorothy R. Par-
Slated for June 10-12
The Fourth Annual Business
^ "u.en, will be held in Denton June
1°, 11, and 12. -
Outstanding business educators
who have been engaged for this
program include Louis A. Leslie,
(iregg—Publishing Company; Dr.
J. Marshall' Hanna, Ohio State
University; Mr. Harmon W. Wil-
-Editor, Balance Sheet, South-
stern Publishing Company, and
• M. Louise Green, Director,
I'riduct Utilization/ Remington
f harles J. Hortort, formerly of
Eaple Pass, is the new minister of
Church of Christ at Edna. He
received a degree last year from
David Lipscomb jCollege in ^Nash-
nell, T. B. Parhell* Keck, Betty
Beasley, and Parks.
; Forth Worth ex.-students at an
April 2 meeting elected Arthur
Rhea president of the local group
and name<t a full set of" Officers
and committee chairmen.
Joe Malone, a minister in Fort
Worth and previously a cartoonist
foc^- the Dallas Morning - News,
spoke at the meeting. Alvin Chris-
man, a new vice-president"of the
ex-student association, reported on'
his March 31 trip to Denton.
■Other officers named by NTSC
exes in Fort Worth included Bill
Simpson, vice-president; Mary
Massey Morgan, recording secre-
tary; Jean Bain, corresponding
secretary; Jack Harley, treasurer,
and Weldon Lucas, parliamentar-
Committee chairmen for the Fort
Worth group are Geraldine E id son,
social; Haskell McClintock, mem-
bership; Llicille Nussbaum, pro-
gram, and Mrs. E. E. Fahrenkamp,
publicity. An executive committee
is composed of Alfred .Mullenox,
Mrs. Bill Rudd, Dr. Quintan Bar-
ber, Joe P. Moore, and
Curtis Holds Party
For Bangkok Texans
Byron W. Curtis, a former Den-
ton resident and now manager of
a Coca-Cola plant in Bangkok,
ISiam, held a TexaS Roundup party
March 3 in Bangkok for Texans
living there and their guests.
The party celebrated "the inde-
pendence of" Texas from Mexico
March 2, 1836. There were nine
Texans at the i>art"y.-
Curtis has been in Siam since
November. He attended North
Texas State College and served
with the Ninth Air Force during
World War JI. . •
Rep. Hall Named
-Bert Hall, former North Texas
State College student f ron% Rio-
vistaLwas recently named "Honor-
ary Poet" of the Texas House of
Representatives, to which' he was
elected in August, 1950. . .
Hall wrote poetry as a hobby
while in college, and a /volume of
his work will be published soon,
according to-Bullock Hyder, a mem-
ber of the NTSC government and
A social science major in the col-
, Hall was given this- honor
in a house resolution. „ .
Ex-students on and off the campus celebrated North
Texas Day on March 31 with large arid small get-togethers
built around- a radio broadcast over 16 Texas stations and a
campus Saturday night stage show.
While former "students over the state were meeting in
groups to hear broadcasts of a program recorded earlier at
the college and to transact busi-
ness, students, .faculty, end Denton
exes- saw a "stage show which
brought, back favorite performers
and honored outstanding students
of the. college. ^ 7r~ —_,—
EX IS SPEAKER—Rev. Clayton
L. Potter, , a North- Texas State
ex-student, will deliver"fhe bac-
calaureate sermon a,t. spring
graduation exercises of the col-
lege on June 3. The commence-
ment address will be made by
The Honorable John"Ben "Shep-
perd, Tejtas secretary of state
Rev/Potter, the "sow of M r. and~
Mrs. W. C. Potter of Denton,
eils6 attended" Texas Christian
University, Phillips. University,
and Union Theological Seminary
and is now1 minister ,of the Na-
tional A venue Christian Churcfr
of Springfield, Mo.
jointly "by North Texas State Col-
It ge and Texas State College for
l^ORTH TEXAS DAY ON CAMPUS—Floyd Graham ancLhis Saturday night, stage show entertained
to a large crowd of students, faculty, and local ex^studenis on March 31 as North Texas Day was ob-
served brTfhe campus/The hug6~eagle was the work of merchandising artstudents of the School of
Business"/:"7"" * • -V-,< ? • *. • ".■■■ • 1**
spciation met on the campus with
representatives qf the college for
a luncheon and installation of new
officers. They Visited Denton exes
to hear the broadcast and later at-
tended the stage show.
Joe P. Moore, exes president,
presided at the luncheon meeting
before turning .his post over to
the new president, Warren' G-
Harding of Dallas. After NTSC
President W:-J. McConnell talked
briefly to the group, Moore intro-
duced Dp. J. C. Matthews, vice-
president of the college who will
succeed Dr. McConnell in Septem-
ber. In introducing Dr. Matthews,
Moore pledged support of ex-stu-
dents for the new college presi-
dent, describing him as "«n~
student who has a sound philosophy
of educatiqn and who knows knuch
about thia institution.""
After his installation by M<)ore,
Exes President Harding recalled
that one of his chief impressions ,
of NTSC from his college days
was "the friendly spirit and the
habit of speaking to everyone which
is characteristic of the campus. I
have thought of it many times.
NTSC -is a great institution. In
my opinion we can build the beet
ex-student organization In the
Also installed as new officers
were vice-presidents Alvin Chris-
man of Fort Worth and Mrs. Al-
bertine Berry Castle of Slierman.
Two other new vice-presidents in-
stalled>,by proxy were Mrs. WaT-
ren McDonald of Tyler and Worth
Coffey of Greenville. -
Outgoing officers attending the
.luncheon were vice-presidents Ly-
man P. Robinson of Whitesboro,
Ben Henley of Gainesville and
Mrs. Emma Leu Floyd of Denton.
Vice-president Charles Shumaker
was not able to attend. .L. M. -Col-
lins, Den ton, executive-secretary,
will continue in that position.
A constitution for the associa-
tion was adopted, subject to minor
changes by the executive commit-
tee. r i: -• '
Nov. 10, the date of the NTSC-
M id western University football
game in a new stadium, was an-
hounced as the date for the 1951
At the campus North Texas Day
prog r am airanged . by Floyd
Graham as a special stage show,
students named to Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universi-
ties were recognized. R. B. Neale,
Jr. an*} Mrs. Louise Hutcheson pre-
sented the "Bicycle Built for Two"
number which has been a favorite
of man^ ex-students on the tradi-
tional Saturday show.
The recorded program included
music by the A Cappella Choir,
the Concert Band, and the, Aces
of Collegeland and talks by Presi-
dent McConnell, President-elect
Matthews, and Graham. Collins
was master of ceremonies for the
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