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*, NORTH TEXAS STATE COLLEGE, DENTON, TEXAS, AUGUST," 1958
Drawing of New Hospital
Building Program Of
Five Structures Slated
Construction is under way on three new buildings and
" | work is expected to start on two others in 1958, signaling
| the beginning of another period of major growth on the
North Texas campus.
Now going up are the new college hospital, industrial
arts building, and physics-mathematics building. To follow
soon are an annex to the library building and a new home
for the School of Business Administration;
$400,000, is expected to be-com-
Buildings for home economics
and music and another women's
dormitory are in the planning
stage. • ■ tfi.- v ■
Thesoiew hospital, costing11 hearty
Traditional .Events : : i . ,.. ' :
*~A/T Homecoming, Oct. 25
Traditional activities will highlight the 1958 Home-
comng, Saturday, Oct. 2fe, when the Eagles meet the Uni-
versity of Tulsa football team in the first conference gaime
of the venr. '-•> v' —' ' ■ • ——————
Kick-off for the week-end will be a Friday night pep
rally and bonfire at Fouts Field. General registration for
exes begins at 3 p.m. Friday in the main lounge of the stu-
dent union building.
Recent Granfs Are
For NT Research
Since January, 1957, research
grants-in effect at NTSC for work
"from one to five years.total more
t han $175,000. * - ,
Most recent grantS were $10,263
from the Atomic Energy Commis-
vsiqn for studies , on the effects of
radiation on - nerve tissues, effee-
tive^June 1, and $2,000 for experi-
mentation in chemical treatment
c>f a type of cancer cell. from the
National Cancer Institute of the
U.S. Public Health Service.
Othtl^recent projects are:
A fellowship grant of $2,400
from Parke, Davis and Co. to con-
tinue chemistry department re-
search on organic * compounds
which can combat' amebic infec-
tions; a five-year $45,OdO award
from the National Instituted of
Health for synthesis of chemicals
.with possible cancer fighting prop-
erties, ' -
Also a $3,780 contract with the
ILS. Public Health Service for
>tudy of the water quality ofXake
- Texoma; a $2,bU0 grant froirpthe
Research Corporation of New York
City for research in negative ion
production; $2,500 for research in
immunisation against leukemia
of New York, and a $45,000 grant
from the Robert A. Welch Founda-
tion of Houston for basic research
in the chemistry department.
Mrs. Pender Qies
Mrs. J. W. Pender, wife of J. W.
"Dad" Pender, retired government
.teacher, died in July.
"Mother" Pender, as she was
(H\own by numerous North Tex-
had been "in ill health for a
number of years. Years ago, she.,
operated a college rooming and
Ex-Student Association. Last year
21 visiting bands performed before
the football gamejand' during the
h^lf-time period. The college
Marching Band and the NT ROTC
Sabres will also perform1 during
the half. ■ - . ■■
With Dr. Farmer as general
chairman "for the, homecoming ac-
tivities, and the president of the
student body, as co-chairman, the
following committees have been
announced: _ ' ° 1
^Registration: Miss Beulah Harr
riss, chairman;. Miss Mary Ruth
Cook, co-chairman; president of
the I'anhellenicXouncil, and presi-
dent of the Green Jackets. '
Hospitality; and reception: Dr.
Caroline Curry, chairman; Miss
Katie Henley, co-chairman; presi-
dent of Blue Key, and president of
Calendar of events: Mrs. LaCola
Barlow, chairman; Mrs. Virginia
Briscoe, co-chairman; and the sec-
retary of the student body.
Publicity: Mrs. Dude Neville
McCloud, chairman; Dr. James
Rogers-, co-chairman; president of
Theta Sigma Phi, president of
Sigma Delta Chi, and NTSC Dis-
Activities: John Wall, chairman;
Dr. Roderick DuChemin, co-chair-
man; Maurice McAdow and D*.
Emmett Cambron, and the vice-
president of the student body.
HOMECOMING, page 3
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Saturday events include contin-
uation of registration; Homecom-
ing Day Parade at 11 a.m., fea-
turing the Homecoming Queen and
decorated floats; an evening bar-
becue following the football game;
two stage shows, and a dance.
. Social sororities'.and fraternities,
departmental grqUps . and clubs
will hold socials and open" house
during the three-day period, Oct;
24-26. Open house, will also be held
in most of the administrative of-
fices. ' '
High school bands from the area
will perform again'this' year, ac-
cording to Dr. Harold Farmer, ex-
ecutive secretary of the NTSG music and professor of piano and
theory from 1938 until 1942T *" *
Dr. Cuthbert1 has been at the
Greenville, N.C.,~ college since 1951.
Prior to that'he was:, dean of the
SchoSIoTHusip at Illinois Wes-
leyan ^University" from 1948 to
1951. " J '
New Music Dean
Dr. Kenheth ;N. Cuthbert has
been named dean of the NTSC
School of Music to replace Dr.
Walter Hodgson, who resigned this
summer to accept the post of
chairman of the department of
music at the University of Michi-
gan. - : ,
The new NT dean took over his
duties in August, coming from
East Carolina College, where he
was director of the music depart-
Dr. Hodgson, a member of - the
music faculty since 1942, served
as dean oT the music school since
1947. Prior to his work at NT he
taught at Oswego State Teachers
College, New York;-Mt. Union
College, Alliance, Ohio; the Uni
versity. of Idaho; and. the Uriv^er-
sity of Texas.
At Cornell College, he served as
NT Day . . .
Report's on student, faculty, and
ex-student achievements during the
past year were given, to a state-
wide audience of former students
in. a broadcast over 44 radio sta-
tions on March 31. I. J ^
The occasion wis the tenth .an-
nual North Texas Day, observed
by meeting^ of alumni groups
throughout/the state and a gen-
eral assembly on the college cam-
NTSC President J. C. Matthews
told the radio audience of the in-
creased state and national recog
nition being gained by the faculty:
book and magazine article authors,
fa.culty research which haa resulted
in a large number of papers pre
sented before national learned so?
cieties; and individual grants and , ...
-summer research wwajgrimpnfa ^JThe annex will be built adjoin-
Don Edmonds, student govern-
ment president, reviewed for the
radio listeners the accomplish-
ments of various student groups
during the year.
A report on outstanding work
by former NTSC . students was
given by Bob McKay of Dallas,
president of the Ex-Student Asso-
ciation/ *. , * X
Off the campus, exes were busy
with election of officers, chapter
meetings, and various types of "so
cials, celebrating the annual North
In Wichita Falls A. D. Seek was
director of the conservatory of elected president of the local
, jgroup. Attending the banquet were
Dr. Harold Farmer of Denton, ex-
ecutive secretary of the associa-
tion, . and 'Feasor Floyd Graham,
who presented a talent show.
Other officers elected for the
Wichita Falls chapter ' are Oral
Buck, H. J. Hardesty and William
L. Hudsdn, vice presidents; Mra.
C. Q. Arnold, recording secretary;
Mrs. Colleen Roberts, correspond-
ing secretary; S. W. Roberts,
treasurer; and Boyd X. Kelley,
publicity chairman. 1 ,r
Miss Norma Jean Dilday ,of
Wichita Falls was ^warded the
second annual North TexaS Stkte
College scholarship by the Wichita"
sented each' year by the group to
T high .school student showing
good trait* of personality and de-
_ Newspaper reports were made
DR. W. H. HODGSON
Kehnejb May .and" D^lton Wood,
both on the staff of the Lubbock
Avalanche Journal. Some 60 for-
mer students attended the banquet
of ex-students in Lubbock on
New officers-of the South Plains
group, from Lubbock and area,
are Rev. Bill Pearce,< chairman;
Dick Strong, vice cHairman; and
Mrs. MSry Beth -Jenkins, secretary
and'treasurer. Dick Kirby was the
Ota COzby Boyd of Lubbock was
honored as- a member of the ear-
liest class represented at the ban-
quet. She.was a member - of . the,
class of 1898.
the northwest corner of Chestnut
^nd Ayertue: C, sharing that inter-
section fwith Bruce Hall, the School
of Music, arid Chilton Half. i %
A $606,666 contract was awarded
in April for the industrial arts
building, which is' rising on the
site once occupied by the presi-
dent's home and before that by the
first building on the campus. The
contract calls for completion with-
in 360 days.
In June the Board of Regents
let a contract'for $811,045 for con-
struction- of the physics-mathemat-
ics structure. It will be located on
Avenue"A south of the historical
building. The building that once
served as the college post office
and. more recently' as industrial
arts headquarters has been torn
down to help make room here.
Work will be under way this fall
on the library annexe which will
house an additional 290,000 vol-
umes. The present building now
contains some 320,000 volumes, and
the expansion is expected to take
care of growth for about 10 years.
ing the library building on the ^
south side of the present court-
yard. • • - • ' . *
The board ih June . authorized
the. college administration to pro-
ceed with business administration-
building plansyto the point of tak-
ing bids, whidn. are expected in De- -
cembjer.- . " *' - .
To be located on the site , qf the ■-
old college hospital, this structure
will contain 85,278 square feet .and v
become the largest on the campus.
It will include 55 classrooms, 77
offices, and a 378-seat auditorium.:
Under present plans,, the home "
economics-classroom, building willyj
face Avenue A between"highland \
and iPrairie 'Streets in the area
that. now includes the lvursery
school and Henderson Hall, the
ROTC cadet headquarters.
Another music structure is
planned on Avenue C. just, sputh of
orchestra hall, and a womert's dorT
mitory would be added just -north
of the new hospital.-. , -
Lt. Robert Testerman, a 1954
graduate, 'was. killed July 29 in
the crash of a B-52 jet bornber
at look eight lives.
Testerman, 25, was the son of
Mr. and Mrs.' B. H. Testerman of
the Cross Hoads community near
Denton. Besides his parents, sur-
vivors are his wife, the former
Hlss Tatsy Dunn ofTXake Dallas,
and a brother, Kenneth Tester- *
man of Richardson* *
Military funeral services were *
held Aug. 7.
Ex-Student Is Member
Of Music Organization
Michael F. Johnstone, bachelor
of music and master of music at
NTSC; has . been elected to mem-
bership in the new American
Choir Masters Association.
Johnstone, a teacher at Abilene,
has also completed the majority
of his work toward the Doctor of
Education at NT. ^
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