The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, November 9, 1973 Page: 1 of 8
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The North Texas Daily
57TH YEAR NO. 40_ NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DENTON, TEXAS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1973
Gallic Homecoming Says 'Bonjour’
Dr Kenneth Cuthbert, dean of the School of Music, directs the Thursday
night rehearsal of the Gala The musical extravaganza will begin at 7:30
pm Saturday in the Coliseum The program, which is being directed by
Dean Cuthbert, will include performances by the 100 piece University Or
chestra, a dance corps comprised of North Texas students and members
of the Dallas Civic Ballet, the combined 1963 and 1973 A Cappella choirs,
alumnus Les Mills, Eugene Conley of the music faculty and 76 trombones
and 110 cornets from the School of Music Alumnus Tom Hughes will emcee
Former U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough
will speak tonight at 7:45 in the dining
room of the Tropicana Inn as the guest of
the Denton County Democratic Women’s
Club, according to Mrs. Lillian Miller,
Yarborough, one of 37 members of the
Texas Constitutional Revision Commis-
sion, will speak on the work done by the
commission and feedback it has received on
the published report as well as his personal
views and observations on the work. A
question and answer period will follow his
speech, according to Mrs. Miller.
Yarborough won election to the Senate
in I957 in a special election to fill the vacan
cy created by the resignation of Price Dan
iel. He was re-elected in 1958 and 1964, bu
lost to Lloyd Bentsen in the 1970 Demo
Reservations may be made by calling
Mrs. Miller at 382-6564.
Harris Says Party Suffers
Senator Sees Watergate Fallout on Republicans
B> WILLI MOORE
Watergate will take its toll, according
to Republican State Sen. O. H. (Ike) Har-
ris of Dallas who spoke at a Young Repub-
licans (YRs) meeting Thursday night.
“Nixon is going to come off not looking
too smart and that is going to hurt us,"
Sen. Harris said.
HE DID say, however, that Nixon made
considerable headway Wednesday night,
"which he should have done a long time
The North Texas alumnus said voters
will be voting against local people and
rot against Watergate. He said Watergate
will affect federal cases and campaign con-
Sen. Harris is president pro tern of the
senate and will be governor for the day
Dec. I when the governor and lieutenant
governor are out of the state. He is the
first Republican in 99 years to be governor
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Ethnic Affairs Representatives Will Visit Dorms
and also the first North Texas alumnus to
OTHER NAMES in politics were men-
tioned in the informal talk after the short
“I don’t hold Price Daniel in very high
regard. He is a modern day young dema-
gogue," Sen. Harris said.
He said Dolph Briscoe looks ten-feet
tall. "He hasn’t done anything, so he hasn’t
got into any trouble," Sen. Harris said.
He added that Republicans are in tough
shape unless they get a dynamic person to
run against Briscoe.
Concerning the I974 constitutional con-
vention to revise the state constitution.
Sen. Harris said it is the first time in 99
years that any effort has been made to re-
vise the constitution.
The I8I delegates will make every effort
to complete their efforts in 90 days,
although it will probably take longer, he
said. They will change volatile issues in
the form of amendments which must be
passed by a two-thirds vote, according to
THE KEPI BLK AN senator said he
wants to take the "deadwood out of the
A resolution in I972 created a 36-man
commission to study changes to be made-
in the constitution. The commission held
hearings in 19 cities and will suggest
changes to be made in the constitution,
according to Sen. Harris.
The convention will take the commis-
sion’s document and suggestions and "go
forward," he said.
“IT IS a good document that they have
written,” he said.
Sen. Harris said the convention will not
only be a historical happening, but a focal
point in state government.
The senator said he believes the chair-
man of the convention should not be
aligned with a political party.
In closing his speech. Sen Harris remind-
ed the audience about his day as governor
on Dec. I. He invited them to come to Aus-
tin and support him.
By DIANE WINNIHIRD,
“Bonjour a la Belle Universile" is the
theme of Homecoming activities that start
today. The theme is the second in a series
of five Homecoming themes looking toward
the United States' I976 Bicentennial by re-
tracing Texas history.
This year’s celebration, “Welcome to
the Handsome University," will center on a
French theme to commemorate the days of
French influence in the Southwest, accord-
ing to Ray Lewis, director of the Home-
LAST YEAR'S theme was Spanish,
"Bien Venidos a la Fiesta 1972."
Two changes have been made in this
year’s activities. Recognition of outstanding
alumni and faculty has been moved to Uni-
versity Day in the spring.
Today’s activities will culminate in the
announcement of the 1973 Homecoming
Queen. Jerry Holmes, chairman of the
Rules and Elections Committee of the
Student Government Association, will an-
nounce the winner at the bonfire and pep
rally at 8 p.m.
THE FIRST two runners up will serve
as the queen’s attendants. The queen will
light the bonfire to conclude the evening’s
The Homecoming Pro-Am Golf Tourna-
ment will get under way at 9 this morning.
Top professionals, such as Don January,
Dwight Nevil, Roland Harper, Ross Col-
lins and Austin Cullins, will compete for
prizes along with 20 other pros and 75
ALUMNI OF 50 years or more will be
honored at the Golden Eagles banquet
today at 12:30 p.m. The banquet will be
held in the Crystal Room in Marquis Hall.
Attendance is by invitation only.
The Silver Eagles reunion will be held
during tonight’s dinner dance at the Den-
ton Country Club. Happy Hour begins at
7 p.m. and drinks will be sold at reduced
prices. The buffet will begin at 8 p.m. and
the dance will last until midnight. The Min-
strels will provide music for dancing.
Also included in today’s activities will
be the Board of Regents' meeting at 10
a.m , which is an open meeting, and the
Development Board’s meeting at l:30 p.m.
Both w ill be held in the Board Room of the
SATURDAY’S activities include the
Homecoming parade, football game, bar-
becue and Gala.
The Homecoming parade, which will
include more than 40 units, begins at 10
a.m. It will travel down West Prairie to
Avenue C to West Hickory to the down-
town square. Floats, cars and house decora-
tions will be judged that morning and the
winners will be announced during the pre-
game show at Fouts Field.
A "North Texas Experience" of North
Texas memorabilia will be presented from
I0 a.m to 5 p.m. in the Museum at the
Historical Building. This is the first major
exhibit presented there in five years.
THE ALUMNI Association Homecom-
ing buffet and class reunions will begin
at I I a.m. in Marquis Hall. The associa-
tion’s business meeting starts at 12:45 p.m
Special tables will be designated for grad-
uates of 1933, ’43, ’53 and 63. Tickets, at
S2.50 for adults, $ l .75 for children, may
be purchased at the door.
Pregame activities will begin at 1:15
p.m. with the parade at Fouts Field of ap-
proximately 16 visiting high school bands.
The North Texas Marching Band will fol-
low with its regular pregame show. At the
conclusion of the band's program, the pre-
sentation of floats from the Homecoming
parade will begin and trophies for floats,
car and house decorations will be awarded.
KICKOFF FOR the football game
against Wichita State will be 2 p.m.
After the game, a barbecue dinner will
be served in the Exercise Room at the Coli-
seum. Tickets are $2.50 and may be pur-
chased at the door. The quickest entrance
will be through the North Tunnel—turn
right at the first hall and the dining room
will be right around the bend.
Tom Hughes, director of the Dallas
Summer Musicals and a North Texas alum-
us, will serve as master of ceremonies
at the Gala, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in
the Coliseum. T*je Gala is under the direc-
tion of Dr. Kem.eth Cuthbert, dean of the
School of Music. Tickets are $2.50 for
general admission, $1 for students with ID
and $1 for children.
Les Mills, alumnus and administrator of
the Studios of Les Mills, will present an
organ prelude. He will "echo to the past”
with selections he played in 'Lessor Gra-
ham's Saturday night stage shows.
El GENE CONLEY of the music facul-
ty will sing selections he performed as a
soloist on the “Voice of Firestone" program
and other songs from his own library .
Members of the 1963 A Cappella Choir,
which toured nine European countries,
will join the 1973 A Cappella Choir in a
presentation of songs from "The Music
Man .” This was one of the many selections
the 1963 choir sang on its tour
The combined choirs will be accom-
panied by the 100-piece University Sym-
phony, directed by Dr. Cuthbert, and" 76
trombones and 110 cornets from the School
"France at her naughtiest" will be
highlighted in excerpts from the "Gaite
Parisienne.” The famous French cancan
and other dance numbers will be directed
by George Skibine, artistic director of the
Dallas Civic Ballet. The dance corps will
be made up of North Texas students and
members of the Dallas Civic Ballet.
On Sunday morning a breakfast will be
served from 8 to 10 a.m. in Kerr Hall at
Maple Street and Avenue A for all visitors.
Representatives from the Ethnic Affairs Center will make the second in a
series of dorm visits when they call on the residents of Bruce Hall Monday
at 7 p.m.
They will go to McConnell Hall Tuesday at 7 p.m., Maple Hall on Wednes-
day at 9 p.m. and West Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to Bernie
Smith, Fort Worth graduate student.
Smith said he and freshman Antoinette Dickerson from Waco, Pamela Dent
from Corsicana and Jackey Jones of Abilene will be talking to ethnic students
about “overall problems that they might have at North Texas.
"We will be asking the students what they want to see happen with ethnic
affairs," Smith said. "We will ask if they are happy with the Student Acti-
vities Union (SAU) and we will try to get more students to participate on the
AFL-CIO Begins Lobby for Nixon Impeachment
WASH INGTON (AP) The AFL-CIO began a nationwide lobbying cam-
paign Thursday for the immediate impeachment of President Nixon, saying
the President "has given clear evidence he does not intend to resign."
The 13.5 million-member labor federation is the first national organization
with political muscle to push actively for Nixon's impeachment.
A sharply worded statement accusing the President of, among other things,
having “consistently lied to the American people," was prepared by the leader-
ship for distribution at factory gates, union meetings and for mailing to rank-
It urges all union members to write their congressmen and chairman Peter
Rodino of the House Judiciary Committee to make them "aware of the need
for urgency in voting the impeachment of the President."
TSA Searches for Interns, Staff for Convention
The Texas Student Association (TSA) is searching for 10 students from
across the state to serve as interns and staff members at the Constitutional
Convention, according to John Shackelford, Ennis senior and TSA vice-presi-
"Initially, students will be screened by a panel consisting of students, faculty
and administrators," Shackelford said. "This panel will be operating under
guidelines established by the TSA Board of Directors.
“ The competition is open to all students regardless of major and educational
background,” he said. “The student should have an above average academic
The student also needs three recommendations from faculty members and a
working knowledge of Texas government, Shackelford said.
The North Texas chapter of the Texas
Public Employes Association (TPEA) will
present State Representative Walt Parker
of Denton with an honorary membership
at a meeting slated for Tuesday at 7:30
In addition, a Blue Cross-Blue Shield
representative will explain how to file hos-
pital insurance claims at the meeting in the
Commissioner Room of the North Texas
Savings & Loan Association Building.
TPEA was founded in 1946 in Austin
and during last year began establishing
Stanley Sawyer, program analyst at the
Computing Center and president of the
local chapter, said lobby ing is done through
the local chapters to determine what em-
ployes want. Proposed resolutions are pre-
sented at the annual meeting in Austin, he
Approved resolutions are lobbied in the
legislature, he said. “This benefits all state
employes not just TPEA members," he not-
TPEA directs its primary efforts in the
areas of sick leave, vacations, insurance
policies, holidays and raises, he said. He
added that TPEA was a prime mover in
getting the state to pay an increase of
$12.50 in employers' insurance.
Stanley said membership dues are $K
for state and $2 a year for the local chapter.
All slate employes are invited to attend,
Mean Green Queen
One of these coeds is the Homecoming Queen Of the
nine contestants, these three were the top vote getters
They are Gail Henry, Dallas sophomore, left Rosalind
Johnson, Dallas junior and Sheri McCray Denton se
mor There were 2.173 votes cast this year Last year
2,083 were cast The winner will be announced tonight
at the bonfne and the two runners up will be her court
There will be no run off this year as in the past
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