The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 52, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 3, 1967 Page: 1 of 6
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BA Master's Program
Called a Success
— Page 2
The Campus Chat
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. DENTON, TEXAS WEDNESDAY. MAY 3. 1967
Eagle Gridders, Exes
To Clash Saturday
— Page 5
Council To Give Students Voice in UB Policy
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By JERRY SMITH
A step toward improvement of stu-
dent-administration relation* was taken
Tuesday night with the announcement
of the establishment of a Student Activ-
ity Council (SAC) aa part of the Union
USNT President-elect Charles Dixon
announced plans to select a committee to
determine how members of the adminis-
tration-approved council will be chosen.
The council will be composed of the pres-
ident and secretary of USNT, the UB di-
rector, selected faculty members end in-
terested students who have something to
"Actual student participation in mak-
ing decisions about student activities
and helping to implement these activi-
ties is an essential step forward." Dix-
on told the senators.
THE COUNCIL was established as a
result of a proposal submitted to the
administration by UB Director J. Har-
old Farmer. The proposal called for the
formation of SAC to provide social, rec-
reational, cultural and intellectual pro-
grams to supplement academic work; to
build individual skills and attitudes,
leadership training and group participa-
tion; and to build an interest in univer-
sity and UB activities.
Lab Band To Meet
Rick Brown didn't have any company but he had a lot of with a dip in the North Texas Pool. Brown had the chilly
enthusiasm Tuesday when he opened the swimming season pool to nimself as he practiced his butterfly stroke
Photo l>y SI DUNN
VISTA Invades NTSU
Looking for Volunteers
By KEN SCARBOROUGH
In the Cherokee Indian language,
"Vista" means hope.
VISTA representative Amos Bennett
says, "We believe that VISTA means
hope in all the languages that are Amer-
VISTA (Volunteers In Service To
America) is a federal government pro-
gram dedicated to the idea that some-
thing can be done about poverty in
A "North Texans concerned with apa-
thy" rally scheduled for 7 tonight was
postponed by the group's steering com-
mittee Monday night.
"Without proposals or definite steps
to follow, the meeting would be worth-
leas," the committee chairman, the Rev.
Dale Branum said. The Rev. Mr. Bran-
um told the committee that campus re-
form would require more study and con-
sultation with administration and facul-
A Students for a Democratic Society
spokesman, Peter Calvet of Cooke Coun-
ty Junior College, said after the meet-
ing that his group would postpone any
form of demonstration until after the
steering committee talks with faculty and
America. VISTA feels something can be
done to bring about hope, awareness, and
change, Bennett said in a telephone in-
terview from Washington.
NTSU graduating seniors and gradu-
ates will be given an opportunity today
through Friday to by-pass a long wait-
ing period ;/ they wish to volunteer for
VISTA. Applications are being taken in
the foyer of the Union Building.
The graduate program enables a sen-
ior or graduate to apply to VISTA and
know within two hours if he has been
accepted. The normal waiting period is
three or four months. The volunteer will
know immediately upon acceptance
where and when he will be sent for his
six weeks training.
VISTA volunteers are placed ac-
cording t,o their wants, VISTA'a needs
and the individual's abilities. The pro-
gram has 5,000 volunteers serving more
than 32 million Americans. It is trying
to recruit 15,000 more volunteers.
Volunteers In Service To America are
paid only enough for housing, food and
clothing. Medical and dental needs are
furnished by VISTA and the worker gets
about $75 per month for incidentals.
"Thia money," says Bennett, "is just
barely subsistence in the area in which
the volunteer is working. The volunteer's
shelter will be like the shelter of the
people he's working with and could be
anything from a mud and stick hut to
a slum tenement room." In addition, $50
per month is put aside for the volun-
No Chat on Friday,
Extra Issue Monday
There will be ?io Chat Fri-
day, but there will be three
A special eight-page Uni-
versity Day issue will be pub-
lished Monday. It will include
a presentation of the Master
Plan for North Texas.
The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
has voted to reinstate Pi Kappa Alpha
into the fraternity system.
The decision came after the group
began a campaign to convince the ad-
ministration and the IFC of its interest
in returning as a well disciplined organ-
ization. The reinstatement effort was
begun last semester.
Pi Kappa Alpha was suspended in the
fall of 1965 for the misconduct of some
of its members.
To get reinstated, the fraternity first
contacted its national office. The group
then arranged a meeting with NTSU
officials and a national fraternity rep-
resentative. A petition was drawn stat-
ing the ideals of the organization, and
President J. C. Matthews approved the
The next step was to send a represent-
ative before the IFC in order to get a
By BEN WILHITE
It's off to Miami Beach for the 1
O'clock Lab Band and Director Leon
The band leaves Love Fi"ld at 1:45
p.m. today to fly to Florida for an ap-
pearance at the Intercollegiate Music
Festival Thursday through Saturday.
The festival will match winning bands
from jazz festivals at Villanova, Cerri-
tos College, Little Rock, Salt Lake City
and Mobile. The event will complete six
months of competition via tapes and re-
gional finals for more than 700 colleges
and universities. "This will be the
roughest competition we have had,"
The Lab Band will face competition
from stage bands from Ohio State Uni-
versity, San Fernando Valley State Col-
lege (Northridge, Calif.), the University
of Nevada and Millikin University (De-
NORTH TEXAS will also l>e repre-
sented in the combo division. Lou Mari-
ni's Quartet will compete against com-
bos from Indiana University, the Uni-
versity of Miami, Philadelphia Music
Academy, San Francisco State College
and the University of Utah.
The festival will be judged by Gary
McFarland and Oliver Nelson, arranger-
composers; Father Norman J. O'Con-
ner, host of WCBS-TV's "Dial M for
Music"; Phil Woods, alto saxophonist;
and Bob Share, administrator of the
Berklee School of Music.
These judges will present the Duke
Ellington, John Coltrane, Tony Bennett
and Stan Kenton awards for national
THE FESTIVAL will be covered by
500 representatives of national and in-
ternational news media. ABC Records
will tape the national champions' per-
formances and release an LP album this
summer. The Voice of America will car-
ry the national finals to 48,000,000 listen
era around the world. A U.S. Informa-
tion Agency film crew will produce mov-
ies of the festival for distribution in
some 30 countries.
Winners of the festival will be fea-
tured as a major U.S. attraction at
EXPO '(57 in Montreal this June. The
State Department's Cultural Presenta-
tions Panel will be scouting talent for
overseas trips on behalf of the United
States. A special Intercollegiate Music
Festival Hall of Fame Award will be
presented to a member of the music pro-
fession who has provided the highest
ideals for the youth of America.
FEATURED GUEST performers at
the Festival will include the Venice High
School Band from Los Angeles, the host
band from the University of Miami and
the Junior Neophonic Orchestra of
Southern California. (The Junior Neo-
phonic will appear on the North Texa*
campus Monday as a featured performer
on University Day.)
Breeden said his band will stay on
the Algiers Hotel on the ocean front.
"We will be given a chance to rehearse,
but we will have a chance to see the
town also," he said. The band will arrive
back at Love Field at 12:35 p.m. Sunday.
Breeden also announced that a $250
fellowship was awarded to the Lab
Band. Breeden accepted the award from
the Longhorn Jazz Festival at a banquet
in Austin Friday. The award will be
used as a scholarship for two future
A senate committee headed by Sopho-
more Senator Troy Phillips had urged
creation of such a council to give the
students a voice in determining how the
UB was to be used.
"I AM GLAD to see that it is happen-
ing," Phillips said of the formation of
SAC. "I hope it can bring about some
of the badly needed changes in the UB."
Initial plans call for SAC to establish
four committees of faculty members and
students. The Dance, Film and Entertain-
ment committees would serve to provide
a variety of dances, films and "name"
entertainment for the student body
throughout the year. The Recreation
Committee would set up bridge, chess,
forty-two and domino tournaments in
"We hope this will be expanded," Dr.
Farmer said of the program. He noted
that his proposal called for the establish-
ment of eight additional committees con-
cerned with various areas of campus
life in the future.
DEAN OF STUDENTS William C.
Lindley ivaid the council is intended to
fill the gap between student and UB
"I would hope that the establishing of
the council will result in organized activ-
ity programs that will be helpful and
satisfying to the student body," Dean
Lindley said. "It will have something to
do with providing worthwhile activities
for any who want to participate.
"I would also hope that the kind of
activities this group would develop not
be limited to the Student Union Build-
ing," he added. "There are a numl er of
facilities on campus that can be used to
implement this program. The Student
Union Building is not adequate to take
care of the kind of program we foresee."
In The News
Chat, Yucca Editors
To Be Chosen May 11
Editors for the summer and fall Chat
and the 1968 Yucca will be selected by
the Student Publications Committee May
11. A business manager for the Chat will
also be selected.
Applications for the positions must be
turned in to Dr. E. G. Ballard of the
English department, committee chair-
man, or placed in his faculty box in the
Auditorium Building by noon Tuesday.
The committee will meet at 4 p.m. in
Room 101 of the Journalism Building.
Senior Student Hurt
When Car Overturns
Joe Mounger, a senior from McKinney,
suffered a severe head cut when his car
had a blow-out and overturned east of
Denton on State 24 Saturday.
He was treated at Flow Memorial Hos-
pital and released after five hours.
He had a six-inch gash in his head
but has returned to school.
Will Go To Carswell
The junior and senior officers of the
Air Force ROTC will attend their annual
"Dining In" at Carswell AFB Officers
Club in Fort Worth Saturday.
They will leave NTSU at 10 a.m. and
spend the day touring the base.
Dr. John Carrol of the School of
Business Administration will be guest
of the cadets.
The guest speaker will be Brig. Gen.
George J. Fade, director of command
and control of the Strategic Air Com-
The cadets will stay overnight and re-
Coed Night Intramurals
Have Poor Turnout
Coed Night proved a bit of a disap-
pointment for the intramural depart-
ment, but for the 120 students who par-
ticipated, it was a night of fun.
"I thought more would participate,"
said Millard Fisher, director of intra-
murals. He said the intramural staff
put a lot of work into the event.
Coed Night, held in the Women's Gym,
offered students an opportunity to relax,
win a few prizes and enjoy free refresh-
ments. Movie passes, hair spray, shaving
cream and candy were awarded to the
Novelty and stunt acts included throw-
ing and hiking footballs through swing-
ing tires, throwing darts at balloons,
without bursting them and hitting bad-
minton birdies through rings and into
waste baskets. About 10 events were go-
ing on at one time.
Rooms around the gym contained
bridge, chess, table tennis and miniature
Bare Facts of Stripper's Life
Annual Alpha Psi Effort To Take Off With Gypsy
Alpha Psi Omega is getting some ex-
pert advice on the strip tease for next
week's production of the musical "Gyp-
The professional advice is from Kim
Athas, a retired exotic dancer who has
volunteered to assist with the dancing
and choreography. Miss Athas came to
the attention of the drama fraternity
through one of its members, her brother.
AS A HEADLINER in Las Vegas,
New Orleans and other cities, Misa Athas
is well qualified for the job of technical
adviser. She worked with Gypsy Rom
Lee and was also her friend. She has
compiled a wide range of information on
When Miss Athas offered her services
for the production, the three girls play-
ing the strippers, Maceppa, Tessie Tura
and Electra and the girl who will play
Gypsy, Pam Purvis, traveled to her
home near Lake Texhoma for lessons in
the art of stripping.
A grocery store owned by Miss Athas
was turned into an impromptu dance
studio. While the rest of the cast picnick-
ed nearby, the girls were shown a few
tricks of the trade.
Since they were limited by time, the
brief lesson was only a general course.
Miss Athas has consented to come to
Denton to add polish to the dances later.
EARLIER IN THE YEAR. Miss Athas
worked on the University Players' "Ca-
ligula." In Las Vegas, she worked in the
famous Silver Slipper and had top bill-
ing with comedian Hank Henry. During
her early career Miss Athas was be-
friended by fan dancer Sally Rand. She
encouraged and helped Miss Athas
through her beginning years. She was
also aided by Martha Raye, Ray Bolger
and Jerry Lewis.
Miss Athas stated that Miss Purvis
is "a natural" and "the best pupil I have
The musical will be presented May
11, 12 and 13 in the Studio Theater.
"Gypsy" is a musical fable based on
the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, one of
the most famous strippers of all time.
It tells a story of how the future star
was overshadowed by her mother's as-
pirations to make her sister, June, a
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Pam Purvis, who plays Gypsy Rose Lee in 'Gypsy,' shows—in stages—that she has the necessary talent for the part.
Photo by ROY HRAY
vaudeville star. When June ran away
with a boy in the show, Mama Rose turn-
ed her attention to Louise, the girl who
eventually became Gypsy.
Louise was pushed into her first bur-
lesque show by her domineering mother,
who thought the strip show was a
vaudeville booking. Louise went on stage
and realized that she was pretty and
stayed in burlesque where she changed
her name to Gypsy Rose Lee and became
a first class success in burlesque.
THE PRODUCTION of "Gypsy" will
be directed by James Aday. In addition
to Miss Purvis, the cast includes Carol
Crumley as Mama Rose, Steve Good-
night as Herbie and Kathy Jordan as
Other cast members are Paul Baldwin.
Pam Hassinger, Carole Monferdini and
Tickets for the annual performance
are on sale for $1 in the basement of the
This afternoon at 4, members of the
advanced directing class will present
"The Little Foxes" and "1.000 Clowns"
in the Studio Theater.
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