The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 29, 1971 Page: 1 of 4
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The North Texas
56TH YEAR NO. 17
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DENTON, TEXAS
WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1971
By PEGGY SMITH
During a meeting of the President's Cabi-
net Tuesday morning. President C. C.
(Jitter) Nolen approved the general visi-
tation policy for the men's residence halls.
The new visitation regulations state that
men's dorms may have visitation from noon
to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and
from noon to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Satur-
THESE HOURS will not go into effect
until the administration has a chance to
discuss them with the dorm managers and
"We don't want them feeling like we are
putting it on them whether or not they
like it," Dr. Rollin Sininger, vice-president
for student affairs, said in reference to the
"We will implement the new policies as
soon as we are able to include it in the ma-
chinery of the system," Nolen said.
Dr Gustave A. Ferre, vice-president
for academic affairs, said that he will en-
dorse the system if it does not take away
from academic purposes and if students
do not become preoccupied with only the
concept of having more liberty.
"If the students can face academic re-
psonsibilities and live with the standards of
the new rules, then it will be acceptable" he
said. "I am willing to give it a fair trial,"
Dr. Ferre said
PRESENT AT the meeting were re-
presentatives from each of the men's dorms.
They were Ron Bagnulo of Clark Hall,
Glen Hake of Kerr Hall, Craig Carlson of
West Hall, and Ross Wisdom of the Quads.
All of the students said that they had
discussed the plans for visitation with their
dorm managers. They also stated that
managers have not raised any precise ob-
Wisdom said that the new regulations
provide for hosts during visiting hours to
make sure that all the rules are obeyed.
Regulations of visitation state that one
student may not have visitors if his room-
mate does not want visitors in their room.
If there are any problems with the new
policy, they will come before the Dean of
Students, Dr. Sininger said.
Nolen said the success of this program
depends upon the continued repsonsibliity
of the dorm residents.
DR. SININGER said that the program
should take effect in about two or three
weeks if no major objections arise.
"It will be interesting to see how the
girls react to this," Nolen said. As of now,
girls living in dorms have not come up with
any plans for changing their visitation
Nolen said that he was impressed with
the manner employed by the men's dorm
representatives for gaining changes. He
said that the changes were considered to be
rather liberal under some people's stan-
All John L. Carter Jr., vice-president for
fiscal affairs, had to say about the new
regulations was that he was born forty
years to soon.
Free Parking To Return
To Fee Parking (Again)
Curb colors are changing again.
The green parking area around the Men's
Gymnasium, where students can currently
park for free, is going to be changed back
into red parking. Chief Tom Martin of the
University Police, said.
"The change will take affect as soon as
we can get the curbs painted," Martin said.
The curbs are being changed back into
red parking because of the wage price
freeze. The price freeze requires prices of
parking to be the same as last year's, which
was $15 for red parking around the Men's
Gymnasium instead of the $10 green park-
This is the fourth major parking policy
change this fall. Parking for faculty and
staff members had to be kept at the same
price as last year because of the freeze
instead of being raised. Then, parking for
teahcers and staff members had to remain
reserved instead of restricted, as the uni-
versity had planned, because of another
ruling concerning the freeze.
Next, the registration fee and green park-
ing area charge was found to be in violation
of the freeze, and the area was reverted to
free parking. The new decision will make
the Fouts Field parking lot the only free
parking area the university has control
The university is mailing refunds to all
students who paid the vehicle registration
fee to park around the gym, according to
Fouts Field will remain open parking
instead of being turned into red dccal park-
Registration Begins Today
For Blood Drive Donors
"Hey Brother, can you spare a pint?" is
the theme of this year's all-campus blood
drive, with the sign-up set for today and
The registration periods are from 8 to
5 p.m. at tables located in front of the
Union Building, in the gazebo behind the
Language Building, in front of the Social
Science Building, and in the dorms. The
actual blood collection dates are Oct. 13
and 14 on the third floor of the UB
According to Dr. David Fitch, head of
the drive, the blood donated last year helped
100 youngsters and saved about 30 lives.
This year's goal is to sign up 1,500 students
To help promote the project, the Gift of
Life Committee will give trophies to the
men's dorm, women's dorm, fraternity and
sorority that have the highest percentage
Dr. Fitch also said that the blood from
this year's drive will go to Carter Blood
The park behind the Art Building has been hit by a cutter. Seven of
the striped litter barrels in the park were cut down Monday night by person
or persons unknown. Seven large plastic barrels were left in place of the
litter barrels, however. The litter barrels were cut down with pipe cutters,
according to Jack Goble of the University Police
The administration has given Final ap-
proval to the Student Government Associa-
tion (SGA) Constitution which has been
under discussion for two years.
The entire document received formal
administrative approval at a Tuesday meet-
ing of the President's Cabinet.
A constitution election ballot, which
will include other documents besides the
hopefully will be voted on by the student
body Oct. 6 and 7, SGA President' Wes
Spiegel said. The exact time of the election
will be set as soon as possible, Spiegel said
CHANGES MADE by the Constitution
Committee last Thursday met with no
opposition from the administration.
Article III, Section 2 (1) was changed
to read, "No student may vote more than
once in categories (e) through (g) and (k)."
Article III, Section 3, which deals with
the terms of office, now reads, "Assembly-
men shall be selected for one year terms
in the fall of each year."
Bill Brannon, Constitution Committee
member, made a plea to the cabinet for
an increase in SGA funds. The extra funds,
he said, would be used to help establish day
care centers, a co-op book store, organize
a renters union and keep a lawyer on re-
tainer to advise students in legal matters.
"IF WE CAN push through these pro-
posals it will eliminate a lot of student
apathy," Brannon added.
Dr. Clovis Morrisson Jr., faculty Con-
stitution Committee adviser, re-emphasized
Brannon's statement by saying it is the
function of student government to "latch
on to the problems that have real meaning
to the students."
President C.C. Nolen, said he was un-
sure as to how the Board of Regents would
Bank of Fort Worth and Wadley Research
Institute of Dallas. The drive is being held
in conjunction with the Texas Hemophilia
University Store Sells
SAU Concert Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band concert to be held Oct
27 in the Main Auditorium. They may be
purchased at the University Store, and are
$2 for students and $4 for non-students.
Appearing with the Dirt Band will be
folksinger Jerry Jeff Walker and comedian
Tickets are also on sale for the Oct. 30
performance of Al Hirt and his band. These
tickets may be purchased at the Business
Office and Denton banks. Prices are $4
for reserved section and $3 for general
admission. The concert will be in the Men's
Bouth concerts are sponsored by the
Student Activities Union.
Judges To Select 20
As Yucca Semifinalists
Twenty coeds will be selected from 56
candidates tonight as semifinalists in the
1971-72 Yucca Beauty Contest. Ten of the
20 semifinalists will be judged in the finals
The contest is being sponsored by Theta
Sigma Phi, women's honorary journalism
soceity, and the Yucca, the student year-
Wearing street clothes tonight, judges
will score the coeds on their grooming,
poise, figure, hair, make-up and facial
features. The judges tonight will include
David Dunnigan of Read-Poland, Inc. of
Dallas, and Mrs. Mary Tatum Taylor,
former Southwest region writer lor Wom-
en's Wear Daily and presently an instruc-
tor in fashion writing at the Dallas Fashion
Merchandising College in the Apparel
Mart; and a representative of Braniff Air-
Dr. Paul Baur To Speak
On Lunar Material Today
The effects of lunar material on plants
will be the subject of a seminar to be held
today by Dr. Paul Baur of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration
His topic will be "Observations on Plant
Tissue Cultures Treated With Material
From the Apollo Missions."
The seminar will be held in Room 114 of
the Biological Sciences Building at II a.m.
Students and faculty are invited to attend
Students Call for Policy Change
Petition Concerns Ecology
A group of concerned environmentalists
is directing efforts at the administration
and Board of Regents to change univer-
sity policy concerning the environment.
A new organization, the Environmental
Action Coalition (EAC), is circulating a
petition calling for such changes.
CARLTON FLOWERS, Houston
sophomore and coordinator of EAC, de- >
scribed the group as "students concerned
with stimulating environmental awareness
and instigating an environmental reclama-
tion program in the university structure."
According to Flowers, the purpose of
EAC is "to get the administration to adopt
a more progressive policy towards estab-
lishing North Texas as the environmental
research university in Texas."
Immediate, specific goals of the EAC
• Development of a curriculum leading
to the bachelor and master degrees in En-
vironmental Science, with an effective
date of September, 1972;
• Making available NTSU facilities for
• Planning so that institutional con-
sumption of goods which deplete resources
• Funding of environmental studies be
given priority over other activities.
The petition, drawn up Tuesday, has
already garnered the endorsement of Dr.
Pete Gunter, chairman of the department
of philosophy, and Dr. J.K.G. Silvey, dis-
tinguished professor of biology and chair-
man of the department of biological sci-
ences, Flowers said
Students wishing to sign the petition may
do so at the offices of either the philosophy
or biological sciences department.
Flowers indicated that a booth will be set
up near the Union Building today for those
students who wish to sign the petition or
discuss the objectives of the EAC.
Flowers, who stressed that cooperation
with the faculty is hoped for. warned that
confrontation is a "real possibility."
THE PETITION, which Flowers hopes
will accumulate at least 2,000 signatures,
"The undersigned petition the North
Texas Administration and Board of Re-
gents for immediate action on the following
"I. That the Administration and Board
of Regents publicly accept or repudiate the
concept of the university as a public utility
obligated to respond to the needs of the
"II. That as a public utility North Texas
is responsible for probing the direction
society must take to restore environmental
balance and to eliminate environmental
"III. That as a public utility North Texas
is responsible for establishing itself as an
example of the proper interaction between
an institution and the physical environ-
ment. To establish this example the fol-
lowing principles must be applied:
"1 Institution consumption of goods that
depletes resources must either be avoided
or be contingent with an effective recycling
"2. Environmental awareness must be a
factor in the operation of all facilities and
in promulgation of all new policies.
"3. That the facilities of North Texas
be made available to recycling efforts, and
that the administration declare its amen-
ability to programs affecting the physical
operation of North Texas.
"IV. That the administration appoint a
faculty committee responsible for the de-
velopment of an interdisciplinary curricu-
lum leading to bachelor and master degrees
in Environmental Science and/or Environ-
mental Design with the curriculum becom-
ing effective in September, 1972.
"V. That funding of environmental stud-
ies be given priority over other fiscal con-
Hobby Says State Issue—Ethics
Bv LYN JORDAN
William P (Bill) Hobby, candidate for
lieutenant-governor speaking at a reception
given by the Young Democrats Tuesday,
cited ethics in government and restoring
. - -
confidence in the state government pro-
cesses as the major issue faced by state
"The current investigations into the stock
fraud scandals are examples of a purifying
process the state needs to clean up its
government and restore public confidence "
SPEAKING ON the problems of state
universities to appropriate funds from the
legislature, Hobby said, improvements in
higher education are on the top of the list
of state problems but the prevailing social
need of the state is at the high school and
junior high levels. "This is where the great-
est concern should be concentrated, par-
ticularly in technical training fields," he
Hobby said that the state needs to
achieve a racial balance in its schools and
that balance was the key factor in finding a
practical solution to busing
"I AM against busing students an un-
reasonable distance to achieve a racial
balance, but short distance busing (five
miles or under) is not impractical," he
said "What we need to do is lessen the gap
between black education and white edu-
cation in Texas and provide better edu-
cation for all.."
Taking a stand against the present auto-
mobile insurance system in Texas, Hobby
believes, that the No-Fault Insurance
policies being tried in various other states
would greatly benefit the people of Texas.
"This type of insurance would bring a
mandatory decrease in rates and better
efficiency could be obtained," he said
Hobby also feels that there should be a
deductable limit on minor claims but that
major injury claims should be substantial
enough to cover situations.
PART OF Hobby's campaign will be to
work for support of a constitutional con-
vention to rewrite the state constitution.
"We should have simple short laws di-
rected to common people and with clear
lines of political responsibility,' he said
Hobby said he believes that Texas govern-
ment would function more efficiently if the
governor could appoint certain adminis-
trators directly as in the federal cabinet
Hobby also said the pollution problem
in the state will take years of improved tech-
nology to solve and that more federal stan-
dards were needed to control it.
view the new proposals, but added that
nothing would prevent the consideration of
such new actions after the constitution had
"We have to get into business with some-
thing," Nolen said. "All other changes
will have to be by amendment."
After pointing out that the student gov-
ernment budget had already been increased
from $5,500 to $15,000 this year. Dr. Rol-
lin Sininger, vice-president for student
-affairs, said, "Some of these goals can be
accomplished without necessarily increas-
ing the budget." Individual organizations
on campus may wish to help student gov-
ernment with these proposals, Dr. Sininger
When asked by President Nolen which
constitution he planned to support, Bran-
non replied, "I haven't seen one that 1
would support yet."
By GARY MORTON
lnterpreti e Reporter
Federal District Court Judge William
Justice ruled in Sherman Tuesday that
the section of the Texas Election Code
which would have forced students to regis-
ter to vote in their parent's home county
Tfie decision ended a suit filed by two
Denton County men, Steve Muncy, North
Texas junior, and Craig Ownby, who at-
tends Cooke County Junior College It
was filed after the law went into effect Sept.
1. Muncy was told of the ruling in a tele-
phone call Tuesday afternoon from State
Sen. Mike McKool of Dallas.
IN HIS DECISION, Judge Justice said
"Be it so ordered that Section 5.08 (1)
of ihe Texas Election Code as enacted by
the 62nd regular session, 1971, be, and
hereby is, declared null and void and in
violation of the 14th and 26th Amendments
to the United States Constitution; it is
further ordered, judged and decreed that
plaintiffs Muncy and Ownby are declared
to be entitled to register as vqjters in Den-
ton County, Texas, under the same terms
and conditions generally applicable to
persons 21 years of age or older."
Two weeks ago, Robert D Bullock,
Texas secretary of state, was quoted by
McKool as admitting the law was uncon-
stitutional. Bullock said that if Muncy
and Ownby were residents of Denton Coun-
ty, they should be allowed to register and
vote here, concurring with the court de-
Muncy said he is relieved the case is over
and glad the decision came before voter
registration for 1972 begins Oct 1.
"I'M HAPPY; I got what I wanted,"
Muncy said "I filed the case because it
was discriminatory against young people
and that is what the 26th Amendment is all
Under the law which was overruled,
Muncy would not have been able to vote
in Texas until after he had completed school
since his parents reside in New Mexico
They formerly lived in Denton
"Even if 1 move to New Mexico. I proba-
bly would not have met the residency re-
quirements of that state," Muncy said
"Under this law I would not have met
the residency requirements of that state."
Muncy said. "Under this law I would be
denied the right to vote the 26th Amend-
ment gave me."
He said he thought the main reason the
law was passed was because some legisla-
tors felt students would attempt to take
over college towns.
"But they do not understand that stu-
dents are not going to vote in a block,"
BEFORE ANY student ma> register
to vote in Denton, however, he or she will
still have to meet basic residency require-
ments listed in the Election Code Prospec-
tive voters must be residents of Texas for at
least one year and residents of Denton for
six months before they may register,
George Lasater, county tax accessor-col-
In addition, the student will have to meet
another section of the code which says a
student's residence is "construed to be
where his home was before he became such
student unless he has become a bona fide
resident of the place he is living while at-
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