The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 13, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 25, 1979 Page: 1 of 8
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The North Texas Daily
63RD YEAR NO. 13
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. DENTON. TEXAS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1979
Commissioners accept resolution
to set joint project spending level
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Photo by JOHN HARRISON
FACE OF SAND—The earthy contours of a woman's face were found
sculpted In sand near the General Academic Building Monday.
drops in dorms
By Bil l BRAl ( K\ll LEER
Special V\ ritcr
Instances of telephone toll fraud by
students in N I dormitories have
decreased this semester compared to the
spring semester. Ioann Dean, General
Telephone's Denton division manager,
said last week
Mrs Dean said accepting collect calls
in the dormitories without contracting
for long distance service is theft of ser-
vice in toll fraud
T he Gil manager said educating stu-
dents about the consequences of toll
fraud and the proper procedure for con-
tracting for long distance service has
been the primary reason for a decrease
“We are concerned that students at
N I may not be aware that this (theft of
service) is a crime with serious conse-
quences.” Dean said.
I aider federal and state laws, theft of
service is punishable by imprisonment, a
fine, or both, in addition to paying
restitution to the telephone company,
Mrs Dean said NT students desiring
long distance service in dormitory rooms
can apply at the GTE Phone Mart. 1624
W I adversity Drive, between 9 a.m. and
s Tip an. Monday through Friday.
Mrs Dean said the telephone com-
pany can trace toll fraud through long
distance calls made to or from a
telephone number w ith which it does not
Ii.iu a long distance service contract.
By JOHN EHLINGER
County commissioners Monday ac-
cepted the city council’s resolution to set
spending levels and to establish a com-
mittee to formulate recommendations
for future city-county projects.
The commissioners added a provision
calling for two ex officio memhei s from
the city and county to serve on the com-
mittee. The commissioners indicated the
committee will benefit from having in-
formation of past actions readily
County Judge Jetty John Ct aw ford
and commissioner B.E. Switzer were
chosen as ex officio members.
THE RESOLUTION sets the
county's budget level for the Emily
Applications for Denton Police
Chiel will be accepted beginning Fri-
day in the city manager's office, City
Manager Chris Hartung said Mon-
The position will be open Jan. I
when Chief Robert Mills retires.
A written examination, testing ap-
plicants' knowledge and capabilities
in writing, current affairs, law en-
forcement philosophy, organi-
zational philosophy, personnel
productivity improvement and police
equipment utilization will be given.
Hartung will select a board of in-
terviewers to screen the applicants
and the board will narrow the
number of candidates to approx-
The schedule for applicants is;
• Sept. 28: Invitation to apply for
• Nov. 15; Application deadline.
Applicants will be given written exer-
• Nov. 30: Applicants turn in writ-
• Early December: Board of inter-
viewers will interview applicants.
• Mid-December: Interviews with
• Jan. I: Police chief to be selected
by this date.
Fowler Public Library at $109,347 and
the city's spending for Flow Memorial
Hospital at $99,563.
Commissioners Switzer and Chester
Sparks voted against the motion.
Switzer said the city had never par-
ticipated on an equal basis with the
county in funding of projects.
At Switzer’s request. County Auditor
0.11. Bailey reported that since the
county began funding Flow Memorial
Hospital it has spent $1,696,871 for the
hospital compared to the city’s contribu-
tions of $393,166.
‘‘We have paid for indigent care,”
Switzer said. "Has the city ever looked
at these figures?” Crawford replied that
the figures never had been specifically
pointed out to the council.
Sparks said he initially had good
thoughts about a city-county hospital,
By SHARON W ARE
The University Committee, which sets
the agenda for the Faculty Senate, is
considering placing on the agenda of the
next Faculty Senate meeting a resolution
that would create a permanent faculty
"A great many faculty have become
concerned about an inequity in funds
between administrative and faculty
salaries in the recent budget," Dr. J. B
Smallwood, chairman of the University
Committee, said Monday. "There is a
movement to look into the matter and
see the justification for that discrepan-
Faculty salaries averaged a 5 I percent
increase over last year’s budget in-
cluding promotions and 4.9 percent
Salaries for the president, vice presi-
dents and persons reporting directly to
them increased an average of 12.1 per-
If the resolution is approved for
debate by the University Committee, it
will be on the agenda for the October
Faculty Senate meeting, Dr. Smallwood
said He said the committee will meet at
2 p.m Thursday to consider the agenda.
The facultv salary increases were
hut the city had paid very little over the
years "In the beginning it was a joint
venture, hut it has become something
else now," Sparks said.
“FOR THE I.AST two years this mat-
ter has been an argument or cussing
match. We haven't gotten anywhere ex-
cept closer to a lawsuit, and you have to
be awfully sure of your position for
that," C rawford said.
Bailey said the county had worked out
the budget to set the tax rate, ,uid as a
legal matter the county should not
change the budget. The county cannot
add to the 1979 budget, but could draft a
letter of intent to establish the funding
level after Jan I. Bailey said.
Bailey said the commissioners could
set any level they wish at that time,
provided the funds were available.
figured by comparing the salary of each
faculty member in this year's budget
with what the same person received in
last year's budget It does not include
teachers hired since last year's budget
was prepared or unfilled positions for
w hich money was allocated.
While averaging 5 I percent overall,
faculty salary increases in the new
budget ranged between 0 and 22.3 per-
The six administrators reporting
directly to Acting President John Carter
received an overall increase of 8 percent,
and Carter received a 4 8 percent raise,
from $51,000 to $54,000.
Persons reporting to Hernias Miller,
vice president for administrative affairs,
averaged a I7 2 percent increase, which
Miller attributed to the assumption of
new duties by administrators and an at-
tempt by the university to make ad-
ministrative salaries comparable to
salaries paid by institutions and private
industry. Miller received a 9.1 percent
raise, from $42,600 to $46,500.
Persons who reported to the vice
president for student affairs when that
position existed averaged a 7.9 percent
increase The position, which was
eliminated by Farter in July, was held by
Jane Gentry Smith.
The four persons who reported to the
( rawford said the court should give
official notification by letter if the
proposed committee failed to work out a
satisfactory solution within the next
year. In that case, the county would ter-
minate its role in the city-counts health
service and the public library , and would
make Flow Memorial Hospital a county
THE COURT WOULD require the
city to fulfill any bond obligations
already incurred subject to legal review .
The notices were drafted in Monday's
meeting for presentation to the cits The
commissioners agreed this was the last
effort to solve the issue of joint par-
Commissioner l.oyd Odle reported no
opposition to establishing a vehicle ferry
at l ake Dallas
vice president for university relations
when that position existed received an
average increase of 21.3 percent. This
figure includes Mhletic Director \ndy
I verest. who received a 35 percent in-
crease, from $24,000 last year as assis-
tant athletic director to $32,400 as
Flic position of athletic director
previously was combined with head
football coach and was paid $41,000.
Now the two positions are separate.
The 21 3 percent also includes a 26 8
percent increase for J. Lindsay Keffer,
acting director of the Development Of-
fice. from $19,714 to $25,000. Carter
said Keffer was promoted from as-
sociate director to acting director Kef-
fer replaced lames Reid, who earned
S27.918 as director.
I lie position of vice president for uni-
versity relations, which was eliminated
in July by Carter, was held by Dr Roy
Deans, reporting to the academic af-
lairs vice president, averaged a 5.6 per-
cent increase Dr Howard Smith, acting
vice president for academic affairs,
received a 18.9 percent raise, from
$41,808 as associate vice president to
Department chairmen received a 6 2
percent average increase
Panel studies faculty budget committee
Raises initiate proposition
Judge to hear charges of misconduct
Former student accuses counselor of sexual advances
By PEG(»$ HENDRIC KS
A civil hearing to investigate charges
of sexual misconduct by the director of
the NT Center for Behavioral Studies
wiii begin Oct li in judge ham
Houston's 21 lih District Court.
former NT student Karen Dilbeck
filed suit Aug. 16 against Dr. Don
Whaley, alleging Whaley encouraged
her to engage in sexual experiences un-
der the guise of professional treatment.
I he petition also names the university
as co-defendant in the suit for allegedly
having knowledge of Whaley s sexual
MS. DILBECK WENT to the
counseling center in January 1977 and
continued therapy until Sept 13, 1977
Alter Sept 13, Ms, Dilbeck transfer-
red to Dr Judy Stowe, an associate of
Dr Whaley's and the center's program
Ms Dilbeek's petition alleges Dr.
W haley “began making sexual nuances
m their discussions...(and) the sexual
nuances became increasingly more in-
ihi\ I'EilllUN says such conduct
was “endured by the plaintiff for a
period of time only because of the trust
and confidence which the defendant
doctor hail inspired plaintiff to place in
him as her counselor and because of the
influence exerted upon the plaintiff...."
Ms. Dilbeek’s suit asks for $2,271 in
actual damages, the amount paid Dr.
Whaley during the nine months of treat-
1 xem pI ary a n d coin pensatory
damages of an unspecified amount are
requested for “medical and psy-
chological expenses, mental anguish, im-
pairment of mental and physical health,
e in h a r r a s s m e n t, h u m i I i a t i o n and
damage to her reputation.”
Dr W haley's answer to Ms. Dilbeek's
petition included a list of about 500
questions for the plaintiff. Jonita Boyd
Borchardt, Ms. Dilbeek’s attorney, ob-
iccted to the questions saving they
should be oral, are in the improper form
and go beyond the defendant's right to
DR. WHALEY and the university,
acting through University Attorney Jim
Neill, stated in their reply that NT of-
ficers, agents and employees “are im-
mune from an action for damages under
the law unless the Legislature specifical-
ly waives their governmental immunity
or expressly authorizes a suit against
Dr Whaley states Ms. Dilbeck did
not receive Legislative permission to
bring a suit against the defendants, and.
therefore, a special exception should be
granted and the case should be dis-
“Defendants deny each and every, all
and singular, the allegations contained
in the plaintiffs original petition and de-
mand strict proof thereof," the answer
NEILL ALSO states that the statute
tiarv 1979, two years after Ms. Dilbeck
Ms. Dilbeck brought similar charges
against Dr Whaley before the Texas
State Board of Ex a m i n e r s o f
Psychologists, which declared on Dec
13, 1978 Dr. Whaley was "innocent of
charges and not guilty of unprofessional
Neill claims the doctrine of res
judicata, which states previous jurisdic-
tion is conclusive on parties in a lawsuit,
makes the present suit void.
Defendants are asking to recover
court costs and "such other and further
relief as the court may deem equitable"
and that the plaintiff receive nothing.
Burglaries increase 48 percent
Police report increase in dorm thefts
By MITCH LAMM
Burglary in residence halls increased
48 percent in I97X over |977 because
residents stole from other residents, I t.
Vic Lauderdale of the N I Police
I ast year of 21 burglaries reported in
the dorms 17 were burglaries ol un-
locked rooms. “Mostly money and
stereo equipment were stolen," I auder-
dale said “Four rooms supposedly were
locked, but there were no signs of forced
Fhe total value of the items stolen last
year was $4,752, compared to $2,295 the
year before, an average of $200 per theft.
Kerr and C lark Halls reported the
greatest number of burglaries.
“We can't walk up and down the
dorm halls." I auderdale said "You pre-
sent someone with the opportunity to
steal and nine times out of 10 you’re go-
ing to get hit." He said students should
mark their property and register serial
numbers with the NT police. "We have
engravers available for one day use."
Recovered stolen property is difficult
to return without some kind of iden-
tification on it, he said. “liven if we find
property, we can't seize it unless we have
I auderdale said people lose property
because of negligence. “We had a career
criminal who worked the dorms stealing
Burglary is one of the most difficult
crimes to prove since there usually are
no witnesses. If the thief is apprehended,
chances are the items already have been
disposed of, I auderdale said.
Recovering properly is a difficult task
for police because they usually do not
have a very good description of items
stolen. "Owners do not have a record of
serial numbers, and if the item is
recovered, it is almost impossible to
I o keep from becoming a statistic.
I auderdale advised "Keep your doors
Photo by JOHN HARRISON
THE LOSING LOOK—A Lakevlew Centennial participant In Band Day
looks appropriately gloomy during halftime of the NT-SMU game In
Texas Stadium. The Mustangs defeated the Eagles, 20-9, before a crowd
of 57,923. More on page eight.
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