The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 22, 1970 Page: 1 of 4
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The North Texas Daily
Formerly The Campus Chat
54TH YEAR NO. 30
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. DENTON. TEXAS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1970
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Committee Finds Five Guilty
Of Student Code Violations
Dr. John Carrell
By TERRY KELLY
The Committee on Student Conduct
found all five students charged in connec-
tion with the Sept. 23 demonstration pro-
testing the dismissal of graduate assistant
Elizabeth Ann Duke, guilty of violating
the Student Code of Conduct.
The committee announced the decision
at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
However, after 17 hours of testimony
and deliberation it modiefied the punish-
ment in the cases of all but Irwin Wingo,
Wingo was placed on disciplinary suspen-
sion for one year by the Dean of Student's
Reading the official verdict in Wingo's
case Dr. John Carrell of the business ad-
Queen Hopefuls Draw
For Places on Ballot
Candidates running for Homecoming
Queen met Wednesday to discuss cam-
paign procedures and draw for places on
the Oct. 28 ballot.
The nine candidates and their sponsors
Thclma Smith representing Alpha
Kappa Alpha; Kathy McDonald of Zeta
Tau Alpha; Brenda Franks of Kappa
Delta; Mary Martin of Alpha Delta Pi;
Connie Tadlock of Delta Gamma; and
Dena Davidson of Chi Omega.
Also Brenda Dickson of Alpha Xi Delta;
Kathy I illey of Delta /eta; and Lynn
Nichols representing Alpha Phi.
ferry Trietsch of the Elections Board
told the candidates that ihe old campaign
procedures would be followed. The cam-
paign will begin at 6 p m, today.
AFROTC. AASTo Hold
Area Commander's Call
Air force ROTC and Arnold Air
Society (AAS) will host an Area Com-
mander's ( all this Friday and Saturday,
Cadet I t. Wade Boykin announced Wed-
nesday. Ihe keynote speaker will be AAS
Col. Norman Flemmcns, UT-Austin. 1 le-
mmens is in charge of all AAS units in
Texas and Oklahoma.
Held at Clayton House, corner of Fulton
and University Drive, the event will feature
an address by Col. Richard E. J. Scott of
the North lexas Aerospace Studies div-
ision. lie in scheduled to speak at X a.m.
Art Exhibition To Open
Sunday With Reception
A $10 prize will be awarded Sunday at
the reception opening of the first Student
Ihe reception will be held from 2 to 5
p.m. in the gallery on the main floor of the
"A prize will be given for the most uni-
que mask," Ken Havis of the art faculty
said "lhis is being done to raise interest
in art department shows,"
Ihe show will run through Nov. 7 from
9 am to 4 p.m. and refreshments will lie
served at Homecoming.
Entries will be judged and ribbons will
be presented to the winners in different
Marching Band To Cast
Old-Time Virginia Show
A little of "Lee's Old Virginia" will ap-
pear at this Saturday's North Texas-Mem-
phis State game when the Marching Band
goes on the field at halftime.
Dr. Maurice McAdow, director of
bands, said a theme dating back to 1776
will be carried out. The band will feature
piccolo players and drummers who will
play the old Southern tune "l ee's Old Vir-
ginia." At the end of the song, the band will
form a Hag with the original 13 stars.
The band will also present some new pre-
cision drills to the music of, "The Son of
a Preacher Man"; "Talk to the Trees,"
from "Paint Your Wagon" and "March
of the Siamese Children," from "I he King
Debaters To Compete
At San Jacinto College
San Jacinto College will be the destina-
tion of the North Texas debate team this
week as it seeks to duplicate its victory of
two weeks ago at Northern Oklahoma
f ielding eight teams, North Texas will
once again enter sweepstake competition
which makes them eligible for the over-
Learns entered in varsity competition are
(iregg Hartney and Blair Lybbert, Shari
Agnew and Diana Marshall and Susie
Hendrix and Jerry Roemisch.
Teams entered in junior debate arc
Cliff McKenzie and Tim Herron, Sara
llurdis and Barbara Perry, Wes Speigel
and Mori fwing, Debby Branaman and
Ernie l.aun, Darrell Eubanks and Billy
feller, and Vic Kinney who will partici-
pate in oratory and poetry only.
All team members will take part in indiv-
idual performances aside from their de-
Radio To Air Series
From Music Festival
Radio station KNTU will present a
three-part series of music from the Strat-
ford Music festival of 1969 beginning Oct.
25, at 10 p.m.
The program will include Mozart's
"Divertimento in B flat major," John
Hawkins' "Remembrances," Brian Gher-
ney's "Mobile IV," and Gilles Tremblay's
ministration faculty and head of the com-
mittee said, "The committee therefore de-
cides that the disciplinary action of sus-
pension taken by the Office of the Dean of
Students be affirmed."
,IN ALL OF the five cases the commit-
tee found that each of the students violated
"standards of acceptable conduct of a stu-
dent at North Texas," but in all but Win-
go's case found "extenuating circum-
stances" and lessened the penalties.
In the other cases the committee ruled.
• Tim Knapp, Odessa junior, who was
on disciplinary suspension for one year,
had his punishment reduced to suspension
to the end of the 1971 Spring Semester.
• Larry Ferrell. Dallas junior, who was
on disciplinary probation for one year,
had his punishment reduced to conduct
probation for one year
• Ernest Simpson, Dallas junior, also
on disciplinary probation had his punish-
ment reduced to conduct probation for one
• Joe Burgoyne, Denton senior, had all
disciplinary action removed and was ad-
monished by the committee.
Conduct probation is the warning that
any further violation of university regula-
tions will result in more serious disciplinary
action. Disciplinary probation is the most
severe penalty under which a student may
remain in the university and constitutes a
warning that future violations may be cause
for disciplinary suspension.
EITHER SIDE in the case may make ap-
peals to the President's Cabinet. As head
of the committee. Dr. Carrell set a 48-hour
time limit to turn in requests for appeals.
During a brief five-minute meeting to
announce the decisions. Dr. Carrell said
the committee made its mind up Tuesday
afternoon but decided to "sleep on it."
Alter the announcement, Wingo said,
"I won. The system again affirms itself."
He said that he is leaving Denton because
there is "an inhospitable atmosphere"
against him. He said he does not plan to
appeal, and that he is planning to go to New
Mexico and buy some land.
"This (decision) is a bunch of bull,"
Simpson said. "It is another attempt to
stifle the freedom of speech and assem-
bly. The administration now has a pre-
FERRELL SAID, "I still don't think I
did anything wrong and would do it again."
He added he still felt the purpose of the
demonstration was right.
All of the students said they were not
sure if they would appeal the cases.
Regents To Act on Facilities'
Non-Studenf Use of Property Questioned
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) The
search for the killers of a wealthy eye sur-
geon and his family spread to youth com-
munes in the hills north of here Wednes-
Ihe wreckage of a car believed to be
the killers' getaway vehicle was found
Tuesday in a railroad tunnel near the com-
IT WAS SEVEN miles from the burned
hilltop mansion where Dr. Victor Ohta and
lour others were slain in execution style
and tossed in a swimming pool Monday.
Ihe car, registered in Mrs. Ohta's name,
was spotted on a mountain road with an
orange knapsack in the back seat a lew
minutes before it was abandoned in a rail-
road tunnel and rammed by a switch engine.
An attempt had been made to burn the car,
THE ROAD and the railroad tracks are
both on the side of redwood canyon that is
a popular camping spot for young tran-
sients. Small communes abound there
and in the nearby redwood forests of the
Santa Cruz Mountains.
A friend of the Ohta family said Mrs.
Ohta had told her in August they had had
some trouble with "hippie types." She
said on one occasion Dr. Ohta chased six
off his proch.
INVESTIGATORS said they still had
no motive for the killings and that the area's
"indigent transient population" was being
questioned. They added that was not the
only area of investigation.
The communes are scattered in the forest
north of Santa Cruz through the famous
Big Basin redwood park, about 60 miles
south of San Francisco.
SPECULATION that ihe killers may
have left a note was raised at a news con-
ference Wednesday by replies to questions
by Sheriff Douglas James.
Asked if a note was found in blood, he
gave a firm "No," but he dismissed a ques-
tion about any other type of note with a
SLAIN WITH Ohta, 45, were his wife,
Virginia, 43; sons Derrick. 12, and Tag-
gart, II, and secretary Dorothy Cadwalla-
Officers set up special patrols on roads
surrounding the canyon after the car was
The Board of Regents is expected to act
today on a ruling, previously approved
temporarily, on the use of physical facili-
ties by non-students.
The board's action will come in the wake
of a move by the USNT Senate Tuesday
night opposing the regents' rule prohibiting
non-students from attending student acti-
vities on campus.
DR. J AMES L. ROGERS, vice-president
for administrative affairs and secretary to
the board, said the ruling was put into ef-
fect at a previous meeting on a temporary
basis. The board decided at that time it
would take final action at today's scheduled
In other USNT Senate action Tuesday;
•Senators approved a bill proposing es-
tablishment of a 10-member committee,
"for the sole purpose of. . . deciding whether
there is necessity to call police onto the
campus in a given situation."
*A bill was passed calling for revision
of the Student Code of Conduct by "mem-
bers representing the faculty and students."
*Another bill passed which provided for
voluntary taxation of each senator at 50
cents a week.
The so-called "Repressive Measures
Act," proposed by Brian Kelly, El Toro,
Calif., senior, called for suspension of the
Regent ruling that states non-students will
not be allowed to attend student activities
KELLY STATED THAT the Student
Activities Union (SAU) has been con-
tracted to bring the Harlem Globetrotters
on campus in February, 1971, but if the
Board of Regnets' ruling is not repealed,
the team should not be allowed on cam-
"If the bill is upheld," Kelly said, "The
Board of Regents will probably allow the
two groups on campus (the Globetrotters
and their opponent), then say they did so
because they didn't understand the impli-
cations of what they had passed. But after
the event, they will go back to enforcing the
Kelly stated that the rock concert spon-
sored by SAU in September was closed
to the general public. "Lindley (William
C. Lindley, vice-president for student af-
fairs) said he wouldn't let it be an open
concert," Kelly explained, "because of the
kind of people it would attract from Dallas
and Fort Worth."
"WE COULD HAVE made $10,000,"
Kelly said, "if we had been allowed to ad-
vertise in Dallas and Fort Worth. But we
were not allowed to do so, and we lost mo-
ney. That (financial loss) will limit future
Concluding his explanation of the bill,
Kelly said, "Lindley told me personally
he would be selective about who is going to
come on campus and who's not. If the
Board of Regents is going to enforce the
rule, they're going to enforce it for every-
one. What we want to do is combat random
selectivity and discrimination."
MARK McDONALD, Dallas graduate
student, said during discussion of Kelly's
bill, that "distinction is made between
university activities and student activities.
Only student activities can't be attended by
outsiders. The point is that the ruling by
the regents represents a trend in laws—
arbitrarily enforcing them whenever the
situation presents itself. The (Student) Code
of Conduct is arbitrarily enacted. We want
to keep arbitrary enactment out."
The bill passed unanimously by voice
A "Council of Reason Bill," the second
of three bills proposed by Kelly, called for
establishment of a 10-member committee
"for the sole purpose of, . .deciding whether
there is necessity to call police on campus"
in a giver' situation The committee, com-
posed of two admii istrators, three faculty
members, and five students, would be res-
ponsible for deciding whether a situation
existing on campus such as the Sept. 23
demonstration was potentially dangerous
enough to warrant calling in police.
FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS to the bill
provided that in case of a tie, the president
of the university would cast the deciding
vote; a chairman would be elected by com-
mittee members, rather than being ap-
pointed; that two auxiliary students would
be elected to serve on the committee in the
absence of other students; and that the
USNT Senate elect the student represen-
tatives, the faculty Senate elect faculty
representatives, and the administration ap-
point two members for the committee.
In reply to questions, Kelly stated that
ROTC Ceremony Ends
Monday s Work Day
At 5 p.m. on Mondays, when the Admin-
istration Building closes, the flag is lowered
and a bugler plays "Day Is Done,"
The ROTC-sponsored campus ceremony
is a simplified version of the traditional
military ceremony which marks the work-
ing days' end,
"This displays, in a visual way, ack-
nowledgement of our nation and respect
for the Hag which symbolizes the nation,"
Col. Richard Scott, sponsor of the Air
Force ROTC said
The ceremony consists of one or two
bugle calls with an assembly of 12 to 20
On hearing the first notes of the bugle,
the color guard, consisting of four to five
men, begin lowering the flag. As the last
notes are played a man is just reaching
out to take the (lag.
After this the fiag is folded in a certain
triangular way so that the stars are showing
on both sides
"The reason for this ceremony on cam-
pus is to acquaint members of the ROTC
with the aspects of military and give them
practical experience," Col. Scott said
The different flights rotate each Monday
so that they attend the ceremony about
three times a semester.
"Monday was chosen because it is one of
the days cadets wear their uniforms," Col.
I his practice has been in effect since the
fall of I9h9
"The normal tradition is to stop and
face the flag until the ceremony is over or
the last notes end Some people feel that
the students are being disrespectful when
they don't do this, but it is a matter of not
knowing about this formality," Col. Scott
Clifford Chandler, Oklahoma City
freshman plays for the ceremony. He is
in the North Texas Band as well as the
the administration would be responsible
for calling the committee to meetings and
committee members would be responsible
for making themselves available. He also
stated that the decision of the committee
in regard to calling police on campus would
AFTER A LENGTHY debate, the bill
was pass* |i by a voice vote with two dis-
A bill co-authored by Kelly and Maury
Forman, Houston junior and president
pro-tem of the senate, called for revision
of the Student Code of Conduct by "mem-
bers representing the faculty and the stu-
Calling the code "vague and nebulus"
under "various situations," and "not. . .
in consonance with student rights," the bill
was described by Kelly as "one of our main
SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen
Van Thieu has summoned his military
and political leaders to a weekend confer-
ence, touching off speculation about the
possibility that the United Stales and South
Vietnam will soon declare a unilateral
cease-fire in South Vietnam. But the White
House in Washington denied it.
Saigon newspapers reported Wednes-
day that Thieu already had instructed all
provencial governors and mayors to provide
maximum protection in their areas in pre-
paration tor a cease-fire.
Informed sources said Thieu's instruc-
tions were to eliminate Viet Cong or their
sympathizers who might try to claim land
was under their control following the cease-
A one-sided truce would appear to be an
extension of President Nixon's peace pro-
posal made Oct. 7. Among other things,
Nixon proposed a cease-fire proclaimed by
both sides. North Vietnam and the Viet
Cong rejected the proposal
In Washington, however, the presiden-
tial press secretary, Ronald L Ziegler,
said "We plan no announcement beyond
the ones we already have made on Viet-
nam." This referred to Nixon's peace plan.
Ziegler said the United States believes
that negotiation "is the quickest way to
gain a peace in Vietnam and Indochina and
that is the path we are pursuing."
On the war front, U S B52 bombers
pounded the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos
for the 13th straight day in a campaign to
halt the flow of enemy supplies to South
Vietnam and Cambodia.
Smaller U.S. tactical bombers flew sup-
port missions for combat activities of the
royal Laotian army in Cambodia.
Ground activities involving U.S. forces
were light and scattered throughout Viet-
nam, but the Vict Cong dealt a blow to the
Vietnamization program A 40-round mor-
tar barrage heavily damaged a U S Navy
tactical support base in the Mekong Delta
Located 180 miles southwest of Saigon,
the base had been scehduled for turnover
to the Vietnamese The attack wrecked sev-
eral barges used as floating command posts
and for barracks and mess facilities.
A new campaign was under way south
of Da Nang to speed withdrawal of U.S.
troops from the area by cleaning out Viet
Cong base camps U.S. troops there made
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