The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 49, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 24, 1981 Page: 1 of 8
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The North Texas Daily
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1981
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DENTON, TEXAS
65TH YEAR NO. 49
Committee starts to screen president applications
By DANIEL C AVAZOS
On the day a document outlining the
qualifications, goals and criteria that will
he used in selecting NT’s next president
were made public, members of a presiden-
tial screening committee began reviewing
the 85 to 90 presidential applications.
The document was made public Mon-
day, the same day screening committee
member Roger Dunham said the process of
screening applications began.
Dunham said the screening committee
received its charge, or outlining of respon-
sibilities, from NT Board of Regents
Chairman Winfree Brown on Friday.
Brown serves as the committee's chairman.
Committee members discussed and for-
mulated procedures and timetables that
will be used in reviewing the applications,
“We set up guidelines and screening
procedures that will be used when we are
going through the applications. We are
now in the process of screening ap-
plications,” he said.
Initially, it will be up to the discretion of
each of the 11 members of the committee as
to when they will review the applications,
The screening committee consists of
seven people selected from a presidential
search advisory committee, Brown and
three other NT regents.
The committee which will eventually
make the final decision on presidential
selection, the final selection committee,
consists of the entire nine-member NT
Board of Regents.
The document outlining the qualifica-
tions, goals and criteria in selecting the next
Chancellor for NT and the Texas College
of Osteopathic Medicine was formulated
by the advisory committee, which ended its
work earlier this month.
The general qualifications portion of the
document is identical to the one created in
the last NT presidential search two years
ago, with the exception of four additional
One of the additional qualifications not
listed in the last search states that presiden-
tial candidates should have “a commitment
to the long-term development and well-
being of NTSU and TCOM.”
Other additional qualifications state that
NT presidential candidates should have an
appreciation for institutional structures
that have contributed positively to NT and
TCOM and portray a sensitivity to the role
of athletics in achieving university goals.
The final additional qualification states
presidential candidates should be sensitive
to opportunities for creating new in-
Other general qualifications for NT
presidential candidates include an earned
doctorate, successful administrative ex-
perience and political awareness and a will-
ingness to understand the Texas political
scene as it effects public higher education.
In contrast to the document of two years
ago, the general responsibilities of the
president heading has been changed to the
general responsibilities of the chancellor.
Throughout the latest document, the
word chancellor is used where the word
president was used in the document of two
years ago. An NT president is also now the
chancellor for NT and TCOM.
The new document states that a chancel-
lor should be committed to developing a
high level of sensitivity toward the perform-
ing and visual arts among faculty and stu-
A chancellor should also be committed
to research, understand the supportive
roles of general and professional education
and encourage non-traditional programs.
Dean sees no problem
in legal aid travel fee
Staff Y\ riler
Dean of Students Joe Stewart told
Student Service Fee Committee
members Friday he sees no problem
with charging NT students fees for us-
ing the student legal adviser’s office in
cases where traveling expenses are in-
The question of whether students
should be charged fees for utilizing legal
aid from student legal adviser Frnest
Laun arose during a Friday meeting of
the committee, in which it heard budget
requests from four NT organizations.
The committee acts as an advisory
group on the budgeting of student ser-
vice fees and, in its next meeting on
Dec. 3, will hear from the NT organi-
zation requesting the most money—ath-
letics, which is requesting $667,000 in
funds for the I982-83 fiscal year. Athlet-
ics received S580.000 in student service
fees in 1981-82.
The committee will forward its recom-
mendations to Stewart in January. Stu-
dent service fees are collected during
registration and the fee rates are depen-
dent on the number of hours taken by
Laun is requesting $36,000 in student
service fees for the 1982-83 fiscal year,
which is a $3,000 increase from this
year's budget. Stewart said $2,100 of the
increase would be needed to provide
L.aun with a salary increase mandated by
the Texas Legislature for state
Laun’s legal services are now free to
students except when a filing fee is
charged for filing a lawsuit. Laun said
$1,000 is included in his budget for
travel expenses, which includes driving
to Dallas or Tarrant counties to handle
Should the committee recommend
that lee^ be charged for I .urn’s serenes
the recommendation would have to go
through the normal administrative chan-
nels before it could become reality,
Laun said Monday he did not see his
office as a “revenue-generating
enterprise, but one that delivers legal
services to those who wouldn’t ordinari-
ly have them,’’
One other NT organization, the Inter-
national Students Office, requested an
increase in student service fees Friday.
Director Tom Hoemeke said a $4,675 in-
crease in funds is needed for the upcom-
ing fiscal year to develop a Study
Abroad Resource Center to handle the
increasing number of U S. students and
faculty expressing interest in oversea
The International Students Office
received $9,(XXJ in student service fees in
the 1981-82 budget and is seeking
$13,675 for the 1982-83 fiscal year.
Hoemeke said the increase in funds
would be used to hire an additional part-
time employee who could handle re-
quests for information on study-abroad
“We can't handle all the requests
now,” he said.
Funds to pay an additional employee
were also what the Counseling and
Testing Services office requested Friday,
although the office is actually requesting
$10 less than it did last year
Counseling and Testing Services
received $4,000 in student service fees
for the 1981-82 fiscal year and is seeking
$3,990 for the 1982-83 budget year.
Director Tom Overton -aid $3,000 of
the requested funds wouid be used to
pay the salary of a part-time Reading
and Study Skills Lab coordinator.
The fourth budget request heard by
the committee was the Contingency
Fund, which is operated by the Dean of
Students Office. The fund is a reserve
fund used to provide financial resources
for events not included in the university
Stewart said the fund is used "for un-
forseen events not taken into account in
the budgetary process."
Stewart’s office is requesting $3,000
for the C ontingency Fund in the 1982-83
fiscal year, the same amount it received
for the current fiscal year.
Photo by MARK WILLIAMS
KITCHENETTE—Edith Creamier of the Denton Senior bone. The band played Monday in the University Union
Center Kitchen Band plays a miniature kazoo trom- Courtyard.
Judge abandons blue law;
shopping rule faces change
NT awaits OK on center
u. i juuy MCMAHON
A ruling that struck down the 20-year
old Texas blue law actually doesn’t
mean anything. Dr. Clovis Morrison of
the political science faculty said Mon-
"For the time being, the ruling does
not apply anywhere," he said. “The rul-
ing is going to be appealed, and any
knowledgeable lawyer would advise his
clients to continue doing business in the
same manner as they usually would.”
Since the ruling was made in Dallas
County, it will apply to Dallas County
merchants only, Morrison said.
However, if the Texas Supreme Court
upholds the decision, it will apply
statewide, he said.
Stiitc District Judge Rmwn
Walker threw out the blue law Friday.
Morrison said the appeals process
would take from I 1 /2 to two years to
“It will take at least 1 1/2 years to
complete all the appeals if everyone
cooperates; but if someone really has a
vested interest in slowing the process
down, it will be another year on top of
that,” Morrison said.
Judge Walker previously upheld the
law when he heard a case in 1975, but on
Friday he deemed the law obsolete and
The blue law was enacted in 1961 and
prohibits the sale of 42 types of
merchandise on consecutive weekend
Attorney Mike Whitten of Denton
filed three different theories to illustrate
the need for a blue law. “In earlier times,
Texas was a Christian-oriented state,
and the blue law could be the result of
Christians not wishing to break the com-
mandment which states that the Sab-
bath should be kept holy,” he said.
“A more secular view of the same con-
cept is that there should be at least one
day a week that employees cannot be
compelled to work by their employers.
Another theory is that larger chain
stores would eventually drive smaller
stores out of business since the larger
stores have the ability to compete on a
24-hour, seven day a week basis," Whit-
However, Whitten said the law does
not support these theories.
By ANA C. BARRERA
NT administrators should know to-
day if a lease agreement with the Dallas
Independent School District can be
reached for a new off-campus center in
Dallas, Charles Fuller, director of NT’s
Dallas Center, said Monday.
He said the proposed extension
facility would be at the Business Magnet
High School on Bryan Street.
Fuller said NT is negotiating a con-
tract with the Dallas School Board. He
said leasing that building would be more
expensive than a $950 per month lease
for Harry C. Withers Elementary
School, which NT had requested.
The Dallas School Board recently
turned down the request to lease the
Dr. Glen Taylor, associate vice presi-
dent for academic affairs, said Monday
NT was looking at several different op-
tions, but declined further comment.
I aylor said last week that opposition
from people living in the elementary
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Dallas citizens complained that an NT
extension facility in Dallas would com-
pete with the Dallas Community College
system and that it would increase crime
rate in the area. Taylor said.
NT uses the Easterwood Building in
downtown Dallas as an extension
facility; however, the building will be
closed in December and unavailable for
further NT use.
Of the 1,468 students enrolled in NT's
off-campus program, about 800 students
ire taking classes at Easterwood. Fuller
said. The program is offering 79 classes
this fall in 14 locations within the DISD.
I he changeover in classes will take
place between Dec. 18 and the beginning
of the spring 1982 semester regardless of
the building chosen.
Reagan approves new bill;
federal spending continues
The new, even more temporary, ver-
sion of the bill Reagan vetoed will keep
the government in money through Dec.
15. Democrats had sought interim
funding authority through Feb. 3, but
the Republican plan was substituted on
a vote of 221-176, then passed 367-26.
With that, the measure sailed through
the Senate, 88 to I.
It was Reagan’s first veto, and it
stuck. A bitterly divided Congress had
sent him late Sunday night a $428 billion
emergency bill expiring next July 15,
after it had toiled for days to resolve
scores of differences.
The House, to which Reagan returned
that bill unsigned, made no effort to
override the veto, but concentrated in-
stead on shortening the expiration date
Photo by BILL JONES
TUGLINE—The Wisconsin Sleepers pull off a victory
against the NT chapter of Delta Sigma The Sleepers
won the tug-of-war Saturday, in which five N~ groups
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress
passed a fresh emergency spending bill
to President Reagan’s liking late Mon-
day, hours after he had vetoed its
forerunner and, with the barbed under-
statement that “this is not business as
usual,” shut down much of the govern-
Passage of the new measure ended, for
now, a confrontation between Reagan
and Congress that triggered the tem-
porary layoffs of hundreds of thousands
of federal employees and witnessed the
virtual shutdown of all non-essential of-
At the White House, deputy press
secretary Larry Speakes said Reagan "is
pleased" at the measure rushed to him
shortly after nightfall, and said he would
sign it almost immediately. Then the
president was to head for his ranch in
California for a Thanksgiving vacation
that he had delayed during the budget
“He says there is a lot more work to
be done,” Speakes said. “He’s looking
forward to working with Congress when
Thus it appeared that within 24 hours
of Reagan’s shutdown order, the
government would be back to usual
business, after all, on Tuesday.
Despite the infuriation of House
Democratic leaders at Reagan’s actions,
the chamber agreed to a Republican-
drafted compromise that would reopen
the money tap that technically closed at
12:01 a.m. Saturday.
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