The North Texan, Volume 6, Number 2, January 1955 Page: 1
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VOL. I .
NORTH TEXAS STATE COLLEGE, DENTON, TEXAS, JANUARY, 1955
Respite rain and bad traffic
conditions, many ax-students re-
turned to the- campus for the an-
nual Homecoming Day celebrations
on Oct. .22 and 23 to relive "old
times" and be "honored at socials
•'Tht< Open Door" was the theme
for the 1954 Homecoming.
Doors were open throughout the
town and all over the campus,
Exes gathered %or cliibj depart-
mental, and soc ial teas, coffees and'
open-houses, and the annual bar-
hecue was. held following the foot-
One of .the highlights of the day
waj; the 'Homecoming Day Parade
which featured some 40 decorated
floats and cars. Float winners who
"were, awarded plaques were.;Alpha
Delta Pi sorowty, first; Theta Chi
fraternity, second, and Sigma Nu,
third. Winners of the plaques for
house decorations carrying out the
thi-uif uf -"The Open—Door" were
Alpha Chi Sigma, first; Delta Sig-
ma -Phi, second, and Delta Sigma
The Homecoming Queen, Miss
Lee Dougherty of Norfolk, Va.,
was honored during half-time ac-
tivities at the < game, and as an
added attraction, the 1924 campus
queen, Mrs. Pearl McCombs, now
of-Fort Worth, was Dresented.
'Fessor Fioyd Ur a nam ana xne
Aces of Collegeland Orchestra
gave two special stage shows" Sat-
urday night and there was a
square dance and7a social dance in
the Women's Gymnasium.
Newest addition to the over-all
plans for homecoming this past
year was the baby-sitter-service
offered at the Laboratory School.
Under the supervision of Miss
Anna Alford of the NT Labora-
tory. School faculty, the" Children
of out-of-town homecoming exes
were cared for during the hours
of the football game. •'
Plans are being made to con-
tinue the baby-sitter service for
arrangements are for the nursery
at the Laboratory School to be
open from 1 until 5 p.m. """
Building of Two
Set for Spring J
Construction of a new adminis-
tration building and a president's
Home at NTSC will begin in March,
President J. C. Matthews has an-
"In the last two years of the ten-
year ad valorem tax bond \ye are
able to construct two buildings,"
The Faculty Council is now
work in making a priority list of
five proposed classroom buildings
to be erected in the second ten-year
period of the ad valorem tax bond
Every 10 years, 14 state colleges
share income from the fund based
on their enrollment for the preced-
ing five-year period, the president
The administration building will
be located on Chestnut St. at Ave-
nue B, west of the student^1 union
building. The cost is estimated at
approximately one million dollars.
The building will house all gen-
eral^/administrative offices now
located in the present administra-
tion building and those now housed
elsewhere. on the campus. In addi-
tion, the president said, it will in-
enee- rooms, and offices for 10
The proposed site of the presi-
dent's home Is- at the northeast
Corner of Mill St. and Avenue E
on a plot of ground overlooking
Fouts Field,-the football; stadium,
"rom the east. ^ •
The new home for the president
arid his family will be a two-story
structure of Georgian style, esti-
mated to cost approximately $50,
000. Reason for building a new
president's home, Dr. Matthews ex-
plained, is that the college must
have the area on the ipain campus,
where the home is now located, for
classroom buildings. ...
The present home will eventually
be, torn down, but until plans are
.eady for another classroom struc-
ture, it will be used temporarily as
an auxiliary girls dormitory.
Classroom buildings now being
considered by the Faculty Council
include those for business admin-
"stration, home economics, indus-
trial-arts, music, and physics And
fiathematics. — •*"
HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES—Miss AnnaAlford (topphoto), NTSC Laboratory School staff mem-
ber, is shown with one of her "homecoming charges" at the nursery school wh.ch was opened fpr
children of out-of-town extents attending the homecom.ng game th.s Ve«r- J^e
committee plans to make arrangements for-the "baby-S'tter-servrce at the nu^' ^
tHe hours of the football game each Homecoming Day In the lower photo, Queen I^ ^"ghcrty of
-feHat. Va., and her attendants were leaders for the ^uHome^m^n^yD^C,e wh,Ch
"""featured some 40 decorated floats and cdrs, carrying out the theme. The Open Door. „
NTSC of 1955 "Is Theme
New Officers To
Be Elected For
The seventh annual North Texas Day plans will be cen-
tered around the college of today.
"North Texas State of 1955" will be the theme for the
March .31 observation, - f -
As in previous years, a recording of a special program
made at the college will be broadcast over a number of radio
is" in Texas in areas where ex-studentsare planning
meetings and socials for North Texas Day. ~ "
The program last year was heard over 33 stations in 26
Texas cities and towns. Special socials and meetings were-
arranged to be held during broadcast hours in the individual
Ex-students who are planning to
have a meeting or a social on North
Texas Day are urged t<5 write Dr.
Harold Farmer, executive director
of the NTSC Ex-Student Associo-
tion. Information about the broad-
casts in the various areas will be
available at his office at the col-
lege. Details will also be in the
March issiie of the North Texan.
During the past few years, ex-
student •groyps throughout Texas
have held listening parses on
March 31, at which time they lis-
ten to the radio -broadcast, have
programs, socials, business ses-
sions, and organize chapters-?
On the campus, students will
have a general assembly in the
morning and a jazz band concert
and an all-college dance'that night.
Ex-s^udents do not return to the
campus for North Texas Day, but
^officers arid executive members
of the association will have a lunch-
eon and business meeting at noon
-to install new officers otthe-NTSC
North Texas Day ~ committee
members are" Roderick Gordon,
chairman, and Dr. Sidney Hamil-
ton, Mrs._ Dude Neville McCloud,
Gary Dorn, Miss Lear Ashmore,
Winton Noah, and Dr. Harold
Farmer, This faculty committee is
assisted by students sele#ted from
the United Senate of North Tcixas..
A new slate of officers for the
North Texas State College Ex- Stu-
dent" Association has been submit-
ted^with the name of Mrs. Alber-
for president for 1955-57.
Members of the nominating com-
mittee also listed the following
names for the four openings for
vice-presidents: Joe B.^ McNeil,
Thomas Eugene Wood, Bob McKay
and Dr. Ray Hudspeth.
According to the constitution of
the NTSC Ex-Student Association,
a president and four vice-presidents
are elected every two years. A
ballot will be rim on page one of
this issue of the North Texan for
ex-students to fill in, sign, and
return to Ex-Student Secretary
Harold Farmer, P.CJ. -.Box 5953,
NTSC, Denton, Tex., Exes may vote
or the nominated offficers, or sub-
jnit i a write-in nominee. All hallots
"must be returned to Dr. Farmer,
by March 1.
- Mrs. Castle, home economics
graduate in 1929, is director of
Mrs-. Tucker's Homemaking Dept.,
Mrs. Tucker's Foods, Inc., Sher^
man, Texas. McNeil is superin-
tendent of schools at Wichita Falls,
and Wood has an insurance agency
at Austin. McKay is assistant su-
perintendent of schools in Dallas
and Dr. Hudspeth is a physician
at Gladewater. •
The president and four vice-pres-*
idents elected will be installed at
a luncheon meeting on North Texas
Day, Mar..31. .
Outgoing officers are J. A.
"Andy" Anderson, Lufkin; John
Thomason, Fort Worth; Jean
Walsh, Houston; Don Matthews,
Dallas: and Charles Nelson. Har-
officials have also announced the
appointment ^district chair-
men who will serve as a committee
to co-ordinate and stimulate alumni
activities for NTSC. The appoint-
ment^ were made to correspond
with the Texas State Teachers As-
Chairmen and districts are as
follows: Gilbert Gorman, Houston,
one; Leon Taliaferro, San Anto-
nio, two; Margaret Bray, Corpus
Christi, three; Charlton Carr, Big
Spring, four; L. M. Collins, Dal-
las, five; Roland Libscomb, Wink,
six; O, T. Freeman, Wichita Falls,
(continMl M-ytf* 4)
Bock By Emma Mae
Miss Erfima Mae Brotze, for-
mer instructor at NTSC, and a
member of the Board of Regents
of Texas Teachers Colleges, is the
co-author of a newly adopted text-
book—for— seventh- grade students
of Texas schools.
Miss Brotze holds the bachelor's
and master's degrees from NTSC
and was on the government faculty
for a number of summer sessions.
The author, principal of the Mar-
shall Junior High School, served
NTSC was a teachers college. She
is also a member of the National
Education Association and is a for-
mer president of the Texas State
President t1- « „
□ Mrs. Albertine Castle
□ Joe B. McNeil
_ □ Thomas Eugene Wood
□ Bob McKay
□ Dr. Ray Hudspeth
Signed by: ...■—
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