The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 60, Ed. 1 Friday, July 20, 1962 Page: 1 of 4
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
3fl!.3AV 3100 frztfr
>4 Beauty Goes Shopping
With $1,200 for Wardrobe
— Page 3
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DENTON, TEXAS
FRIDAY. JULY 20. 1962
NT To Aid
North Texas will join in an area campaign
Sunday, July 29, in an uttempt to stamp
out polio during it-, most dungerous sea?on.
Sabin oral vaccine will be given between
noon and -I p.m. on this date at the Uni-
versity Hospital. Students receiving the
tasteless vaccine will be asked to contri-
bute 25 cents to cover costs.
President J. Matthews said Thursday
that student* under 21 must have their par-
ents' permission to receive the vaccine, He
suggested they write home immediately so
they can secure permission in time.
The President further urged "everyone to
take the vaccine even if he's had the Sulk
t reat ment."
Officials realize that many students will
not be here July 29, but they encourage
them to take the vaccine if it's offered in
their home town.
Three drop* of the vaccine will be put on
a cube of sugar, which will be eaten, Dr.
L. O. Hayes, university physician, said.
The vaccine has no aftereffects, he sai>i,
but anyone who is ill or running fever will
not be allowed to take it.
The city of Denton will conduct its drive
during the same hours. The large campaigns
in Dallas and Tarrant Counties will stretch
over a two-week period, taking in two Sun-
$123,000 Program Set
For Campus Renovation
By Bob Veteto
Maintenance and renovation totaling more
than $128,(MX) were in full swing this week
to provide new office and laboratory space,
t.i recast the Library facilities and to pre
pare dormitories for fall occupants.
Hcncath the surface of a placid campus,
workmen are busy partitioning off 1-1 new
office, in the ba~enient of the Auditorium
Building, spreading fresh coats of paint in
iv dorms and rearranging I.ibrary space
and installing shelves.
Dr. Wayne Adams, assistant to the presi-
dent, revealed that plans are also on the
drafting board to build eight research lab-
oratories in an unfinished basement of Mas-
ters Hall. A freight elevator is being con-
structed to fill an unused shaft in the
Klsewhere on campus, workers are ripping
out and replacing ruined pipes at Chilton
Hall and the Men's Building and remodeling
kitchens in Chilton and Oak Street.
The biggest single phase of the program
is a $(15,000 renovation in the Library Build-
ing, Dr. Adams said. The major facets of
this job are converting the Library Auditor-
ium into a reading room and turning the
adjoining Browsing Room into a stack area
The Browsing Koom will be moved into
Hie room directly to the right of the main
entrance which was formerly occupied by
art department classrooms. The newspaper
racks will probably Ik* transferred to the
Browsing Room from the Periodicals Room,
Librarian David Webb explained.
The Reserve Room will be turned Into
the library service library and the reserve
books will be shelved in the room to the
left of the main entrance. The room ad
•News Briefs ■
PIPES IN THE BOILER ROOM of Chilton Hall get new insulation as a part of a
$20,000 replacement of all hot and cold water pipes in the dormitory. This repipina
is one phase of a massive campus overhaul now in full swing.
Traveling Class Studies
Eastern U.S. Geography
Overshadows Original Issue
Debate Stirs Controversy
By Tom Foster
A cutting question directed at a British
debater's hair style hns set off a nationwide
flurry of controversy even more heated than
the July 3 television debate which started
The question raised: Was North Texas'
Anne Hodges being rude or witty when she
asked 21-year-old Briton John McDonnell,
"Where do you get your hair done? 1 just
One telegram called her question "the
high mark of discourtesy, arrogance, asinini-
t.v and red neckiness."
One viewer in San Francisco suggested
that Miss Hodges be America's first lady
astronaut, "provided that 1 be allowed to
guide her in orbit."
The debate over Miss Hodges' comment
overshadowed even the question of home-
land favoritism by the two American judges,
who awarded North Texas the NBC inter-
national championship and $500 in prize
money for its logical, factual presentation.
BRITISH FOR HUMOR
The one British judge voted for the more
humorous presentation of his fellow coun-
trymen, who argued the negative of the
topic: "Resolved: That the decline and fall
of the Western civilization is at hand."
But the judges' decision was not the real
spark that set the tire of severe criticism
in the form of letters, newspaper and maga-
zine clippings from many of the 7 million
coast-to-coast viewers of the show.
One Briton living in North Carolina ap-
plied the words of British statesman Disraeli
to Miss Hodges' comment and said that she
For Band Clinic
A faculty recital will be held tonight in
conjunction with the Honor Band Clinic
that brought some 40 outstanding high
school musicians to North Texas Wednes-
The recital, to be held at 7 p.m. in the
Music Recital Hall, will include numbers
by Leon Brown, John Haynie, Larry Wulz
anil Dr. George Morey.
Trombonist Brown will play "Suite No.
2," by Bach, rw d "Jabberwocky," by Walters.
Haynie will play the famous cornet solo
"Carnival of Venice," by Arban, and "Mark
1-0," by Merrill Kills.
Walz will play "Mephisto," a piano solo,
by Liszt. Dr. Morey will conclude the pro-
gram with "Sonatina," a flute solo, by Len-
The 10-day clinic, coordinated by Maurice
McAdow, will continue through July 29.
Special emphasis is being placed on the
sight reading of new literature.
The clinic will include u course in music
theory and appreciation for one hour along
with some five hours of playing each day.
Students will work individually, in en-
semble rehearsals, and in full band rehear-
A concert by Ihe band is tentatively
scheduled foi 7:30 p.m. July 27.
was "inebriated with the exuberance of her
The British debater with the controversial
locks described Miss Hodges in a United
Press International story as "a sort of for-
ensic I-oiita—• she said too much too soon."
Debate Coach William K. DeMougeot said
that Miss Hodges was merely trying to meet
the British on their own grounds.
AMERICANS LIKE WIT
"Our experience with the British debaters
has been that their sarcasm and witty re-
marks, although unrelated to the topic, us-
ually win American audiences," he stressed.
"Whether Anne succeeded or not, we won
the debate and that's what we went to New
York for," Dr. DeMougeot said. "We're sorry
if the comment was taken offensively. It
wasn't meant to be."
John Swaney also sustained blows from
The other Oxford debater. Sir George
Young, said of Swaney, "He uses fact as a
drunk uses a lamppost—for desperate sup-
port rather than illumination."
But Swaney's opening began the ronsis.
tent repartee by suggesting that the Brit-
ish decline began on July 4, 1776.
When Miss Hodges was corrected after
addressing Sir George as "Mr. Young," she
asked if the correct way to address a mem-
ber of the nobility was on one's knees.
The British, too, were persistent in their
"Down in Texas they're looking forward
to the decline of Western civilization: sifter
all, they've gotten along well without it so
QUIPS PLBASE JUDGES
Dr. DeMougeot feels that the American
criticism overlooked the British sarcasm,
"Our preference would have been to de-
bate the topic and insert humor, but we
knew that their quips and witticisms were
gaining the judges' favor. We also knew that
the audience was deeply impressed by the
aristocratic air of the visitors. And we
Americans are so hospitable, we would have
probably given them the title.
"Add all this to the fact that the Ameri-
can image of the British people is that they
are intellectually superior to us, and you
have a closed case in their favor," he said.
A 1316-inch «*•<!« in the July 16 issue of
Newsweek, entitleu "Tooth and Tongue,"
Given for Debate
Two $150 scholarships have been awarded
to North Texas in recognition of the NTSU
debate team which defeated a pair of Oxford
Union challengers July 3 in New York City.
The scholarships were given by the Texas
Club of New York City, Inc. for the school
Applicants must have lived in Texas for
the iast 10 years and must be under 30
years of age. Preference will be given to
speech and drama majors.
Application forms may be obtained in
the Vice-President's Office
states that "the debate did little except to
prove that debaters would rather be rude
than right." It also quotes McDonnell, presi
dent of the Oxford Uuion Society, as say-
ing: "With you Americans, it's victory thai
counts. With us, it's not whether we win t •
lose, but how we play the game."
And a carbon copy of a letter to Presi-
dent Kennedy charges, "This program will
go far to negate the efforts of the Peace
Corps even though it ha* no persons iti it
like the team from Texas."
But not all comments were critical,
Rick Du Brow wrote in his United Press
International story, "The sparks flew, with
national fervor bringing out not only wit
and needling but downright nastiness, re-
sulting in one of the most thoroughly en-
tertaining -if not informative- -programs of
Bernie Harrison, TV critic of the Wash
ington Star, called the show "one of the
slack summer season's most intriguing, stim-
Thirty student* from the geography 886
class left Monoay on a 22-day tour of the
eastern part of the country.
The group, under the direction of Nelson
F. I.eo, will study the achievements of man
during his settlement of the eastern part of
the United States.
The tour includes stops at Niagara Falls,
Mount Vernon, and the Capitol in Washing-
ton, D.C. The group will arrive back in Den-
ton Aug. 7.
This is the 14th year for the extension
tour, which alternates from year to year be-
tween the east and west.
"The East reveals a settlement of man,
his accomplishments and his achievement*,
also his shortcomings," said Lee Knox of
the geography faculty. "The West is more
Filing Deadline Nears
Fcr August Graduates
Saturday is the last day for August
graduates to apply for bachelor's degrees.
Students who were not in school during
the first six weeks may apply without
paying a late filing fee.
Applications are available in the Vice-
President's Office. Students should file ap
plications with their dean.
By Bob Hiett
The high-columned, two-story Phi
Kappa Sigma fraternity house has only-
five menihers living in the bottom half
Nobody is supposed to be living up-
stairs—it is locked.
This is why the members thought it
was strange when the upstairs doors of
the 13-room house began opening and
closing and footsteps shuffled across
"Several of us had been hearing nois-
es," said one member, "but were afraid
to say anything because everyone would
think we were crazy."
Not that any of them believe in—
ahem—- ghosts, but when they ran to
the apparent source of the sounds, noth-
ing was ever there.
One day Louis Ponthieu of Houston,
a frat member who does not live at the
home, drove up outside the house at
2046 Scripture and noticed an uppei
story window open. No one knew how
it got that way.
They placed weights on the win-
dows to hold them down -but they
did not stay down.
Thinking that the wind was possibly
slamming the doors upstairs, the five
members shut and fastened nil of them.
Not only did the doors creak open again
but the lights came on, too.
By this time they were searching the
entire house every other day and kept
the top floor locked at all times.
Then the attic fan started coming
on- even though its switch Is in the
The members heard the attic door
shutting. To get to the attic door -
needless to say you must get upstairs.
When Dave Dahlman of Dallas went
upstairs to check everything, he found
the phone off the hook although no
one could have-been there to use it.
It is not a figment of the imagina-
tion when five people all hear the same
sound at the same time, says Bob Gus-
tavus, fraternity president.
"I do not believe in ghosts," he em-
phasizes. "There has to be a logical ex-
planation for all these weird things
a study of nature and the beauty of geogra-
Dr. Walter Hansen, director of the geog-
iMpliy department, said such trips are the
ideal way to teach geography. "A trip like
this also makev one have more pride in his
country," lie added
Odam Funeral Held
Funeral services for Mrs. G. A. Odam,
widow of Dr. George A. Odam, who was di-
rector of the education department at North
Texas from 1920 to 1946, were held Wednes-
day afternoon in Denton.
Mrs. Odam, who continued to live in Den-
ton after her husband's death in 1947, had
served as social director at Terrill Hall
from 1948 to 1050. Since Septemlier 1961
she had lived in Big Spring with a daughter.
Mrs. Joy Odam Gowper. She is also survived
by another daughter, Mrs. Eloise Odam
Ferguson of Whlteville, Tenn Both daugh
ters are NTSU ex-students.
Library Scholarship Set
A scholarship for library service majors
will he established in memory of Miss Lot-
tie Brashears, a member of the library staff
for 35 years who died July 6 in Denton.
The fund, officially known as the Lottie
Brashears Memorial Scholarship for Library
Service students, has been established by the
immediate family and memorials from
friends. Contributions may be made through
Associate Librarian Joe Bailey
Miss Brashears, a graduate of North
Texas, joined the Library staff in 1923 and
held the positions of associate and refer-
ence librarian when she retired in 1958 She
had served as acting librarian during five
Hamilton Reported Fair
Dr. Stanley K. Hamilton of the speech
and drama department was reported in fair
condition this week at Flow Memorial Hos-
pital following a heart attack July 10.
He suffered the attack preceding the final
performance of bis latest production, "On
the Side of the Angels."
The associate professor was not scheduled
to teach this six weeks of the summer ses-
sion, but is expected to return in the fall as
director of the University Players.
Tickets to Frosh Activities
joining this will accommodate classes and
The remodeled areas are being relighted
and air conditioned,
At Chilton Hall a whole network of new
water pipes is being installed at a cost of
MMMe $20,000, The work should be finished
by Aug. 1.
B IMPS GET NEW PAINT
The six ramps in Chilton that were not
repainted last summer and all 36 bathrooms
are getting new paint.
The entire interior of Terrill Hall will be
repainted during the next month, and Bruce,
Oak Street and Kendall Halls and the Quad-
rangle will get partial repainting.
Plans are being drawn for eight research
laboratories and storage space for the biolo-
gy and chemistry departments in the west
basement of Masters llall. This (iO-by-HO-
foot area was left unfinished when the build-
ing was erected. The job is expected to be
completed by spring.
Meanwhile, 14 offices are being parti-
tioned off in the north basement of the Au-
ditorium Building to provide room for new
teachers and alleviate crowded office con-
ditions. This area hus been largely idle
since the administration moved out of the
FREIGHT HLKVATOR PL A N N KM
The contract has been let and equipment
ordered for a freight elevator in the Ad-
ministration Building to transfer semidead
records from the Registrar's Office and the
Business Office to a storage area in the
A shaft was built into the building, but
before an elevator can be installed a hide
the same length as the shaft must be drilled
beneath the building, Dr. Adams explained.
This $15,000 project marked for com-
pletion in early fall will give easy access
to a large attic for storing records which
must be kept for 40 or 50 years. Previously,
the filing cabinets had to be carried up
stnlrs to the attic.
DIRT OUT THE FRONT DOOR
Once the drilling begins, Dr. Adams noted,
the dirt will probably have to be hauled
out in wheel barrows through the building's
main entrance. This will be done after the
fall semester starts.
A $9,000 project Is under way at Chilton
and Oak Street to put in new dishwashing
and sterilizing equipment and new stainless
steel work tables in the kitchens.
Workmen have also started excavating
and replacing heating pipes at the Men's
Building ami the Laboratory School. Re
placement of this pipe system will cost
The cooling tower on top of the Union
Building is scheduled to lie rebuilt within
the next two weeks to stop the constant
drainage onto Chestnut Street caused bv
water snlashlng from the tower.
3 599 Thursday
A total of 3,599 students had registered
by late Thursday morning for the second
six week term. This is a 341 increase over
the 3,258 who enrolled in the same period
last summer, President J. C. Matthews said.
Last six weeks the final figure was 4,531,
but enrollment for the first term is normal-
ly larger than the last.
Today is the last day incoming students
may register for a full load, Vice-President
J. J, Sptirlock announced.
This is also the last day students may
make a change in their schedule other than
drop a course
Board Proposes Beanie Plan
If beanies are used as tickets to freshman
activities next fall, it might provide incen-
tive for more freshmen to wear them, sug
gests USNT Vice-President James Killings
"There will lie a lot of freshmen here
next fall," Killingsworth explained, "and
we would like to see them all wearing their
beanie* because it gives them pride m their
class and it also makes tlm upperclassmer
proud of theut."
The beanie preparations are part of the
special plans USNT will lie making this six
weeks for freshman orientation In Septem-
In a called meeting Wednesday, Kirk
Carmean, a junior from Fort Worth, was
appointed chairman of the Summer Board
during the absence of Killiiumvorth, who
will lie at the Seattle World's Fair for the
remainder of the summer.
Gloria Adams, USNT secretary, will act
as adviser for the group.
Killingsworth said that the board will con-
tinue its w«rk on the Share-a-Ride program,
the hot check plan, the Road Trip and Uni-
versity Day programs.
"We also will appoint a new committee to
work on the re vision of the elections rules,"
The board revised the USNT Guide Book-
let ami will have the new edition published
in the next two weeks Other literature about
student government for freshman orienta-
tion packets will also be revised
Miss Adams requested that all former
iMMrtiii i attend the Summer Board. The
meetings are at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the
Fi-nate Room of the L'niun Building
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Veteto, Bob. The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 60, Ed. 1 Friday, July 20, 1962, newspaper, July 20, 1962; Denton, TX. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth314222/m1/1/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.