The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 120, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 11, 1983 Page: 3 of 4
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The North Texas Daily—Page 3
Thursday, August 11,1983
NT plans Howdy '83 activities
MONTAGUE, Texas (AP)—Henry Lee
Lucas, a drifter who claims to have killed 100
women in 16 states, was found mentally com-
petent Wednesday to stand trial in the deaths
of five women in Texas.
State District Judge Frank J. Douthitt made
the ruling based on reports from three psychia-
trists that the 46-year-old former mental patient
was competent to aid in his defense.
“Do you believe you are competent to stand
trial and assist your lawyer in defense of these
cases?” Douthitt asked Lucas, who nodded in
Chavez joins line
of Bell strikers
SAN ANTONIO (AP)—United Farm
By ELLEN DOSS
Howdy ‘83, the 11-day program with events
sponsored by campus organizations, welcomes
students back to NT for the fall semester be-
ginning Wednesday, Aug. 24 with activities
continuing through Saturday, Sept. 3.
John Altland, Howdy ‘83 cooidinator, said
Monday that the schedule has been finalized
with the Texas Tea Party kicking off activi-
ties on Aug. 24.
The Texas Tea Party will be held on the
east lawn adjacent to Kerr Hall (Kerr Beach)
from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature Sil-
ver Wings, a country and western band, and the
Denton Dudes and Dolls, a square dance group.
The party will be the starting point for a
hayride tour of the campus and is sponsored
by the Residence Hall Association, the Ad-
vancement Office, the NT Police Department,
and the NT40. Beer, soft drinks and snacks
will be served.
SECOND-DAY ACTIVITIES (on Aug
25) begin with the California Splash Party from
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the outdoor pool. From 7
p.m. to 8 p.m., the Residence Hall Associa-
tion and Food Services will host the NT Melon
Mash Administrators and faculty members will
serve free watermelon to those attending in
the park area between Crumley and Maple
After the Melon Mash, each residence hall
will hold individual programs for its residents
so that students can meet other students and
Activities planned for Aug. 26 include the
Interfraternity Council-sponsored All-Greek
Welcome Party scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. at the Advancement Center. At 9 p.m.
the Union Program Council will present Marx
Brothers films and “Attack of the Killer To-
matoes,” at the Library Mall.
A FIVE-KILOMETER fun run and a bi-
cycle tour will highlight Saturday’s (Aug. 27)
activities. The 5-K Fun Run will begin at 5
p.m. and is sponsored by the Faculty/Staff Fit-
ness Program. Participants must register at the
Union Ticket Office and pay a $3 entry fee.
The Denton County Pedalers bike tour be-
gins at 6 p.m. and will cover 10 miles of his-
torical sites in Denton. No entry fee is required,
but students must register at the Union Ticket
From 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, a party
will be held on Kerr Beach with music pro-
vided by the Unicom and Funk Monsters bands.
Beer, soft drinks, naehos and “freebies" will
be provided for those participating in the 5-K
Fun Run and the bicycling tour.
Sunday’s activities begin at 4 p.m. with a
back-to-school party at Kerr Beach sponsored
by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Music,
games, food and drinks will be provided and
NT head football coach Corky Nelson will
speak. Sunday night students will be eligible
for discounts at rcsturants on the Denton Square
and restaurants close to campus.
FROM 6 TO 9 P.M., the Denton Commu-
nity Band and the Stephen Webber Trio will
provide entertainment on the square. Free shut-
tle bus service will be provided by the NT
Police in an effort to acquaint students with
the regular campus shuttle system offered dur-
ing the semester, Altland said.
Howdy ‘83 continues through the first week
of classes. From 11 a m. to 2 p.m. on Mon-
day. Aug. 29, the NT Police will present in
the Union Courtyard a program on safety and
crime prevention. KNTU-FM will begin its
week of live broadcasts from the Corner patio
outside the Union.
At noon in the One O’clock Lounge, the
Faculty Raft debate will be held. This program
will feature faculty members from various de-
partments who, sitting in rafts, will "orate”
on why their academic areas should survive
OTHER ACTIVITIES scheduled for the
first week of classes include:
• Tuesday, Aug. 30: A health program
sponsored by the Faculty/StafT Fitness Program;
an Air Force ROTC presentation; a scavenger
hunt; and a showing of “West Side Story.”
• Wednesday, Aug. 31; The Recreational
Sports Office will present a program on its
activities and will host "Rec Nite at the PEB.”
• Thursday, Sept. 1: The Union will host
several activities including a showing of “Fast
Times at Ridgemont High” at the Lyceum.
Also, Schwantz Lafantz will play in the RBL.
• Friday, Sept. 2: BACCHUS, an alcohol
awareness group, will present a program in
the Union Courtyard. Students may also brown-
bag-it with faculty in the department of their
major. That night a pep rally will be held at
the field west of the PE Building and “Brave
Combo” will perform afterward.
• Saturday, Sept. 3: A pregame party will
be held before the NT football team plays West
Texas State University at Fouts Field. The party
begins at 3:30 p.m on the east side of the
stadium, the game begins at 6 p.m. and a party
is planned for after the game.
To receive discounts and free admission to
the events, students can buy a Howdy ‘83 nov-
elty button at fall registration for 25 cents.
The buttons also provide discounts for partic-
ipating Denton restaurants the night of Aug.
Workers leader Cesar Chavez picked up a picket
sign and marched with striking employees at
the downtown Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
headquarters in San Antonio.
The Communications Workers of America
began striking American Telephone & Telegraph
six days ago when contract talks between the
two groups broke down.
Chavez was in town Tuesday for the National
Hispanic Voter Registration campaign and took
time out to join the picketers. "This is a just
strike because the issue of job security is im-
portant to every working person.” he said.
Man takes IRS
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—A gunman
apparently upset about his taxes held the area
director of the Internal Revenue Service hos-
tage for 2 1-2 half hours Wednesday, but po-
lice arrested him and the incident ended without
The IRS official, Howard Longley, was taken
hostage about 10:45 a.m. when the gunman
walked into the federal building and said he
wanted to discuss his taxes.
The man asked to see the area director and
then pulled a .357-caliber gun on Longley.
By LISA G. MILLER
The last day to submit information to the Public
Affairs and Information Services office for the 1983-84
campus calendar is Aug. 15 .
“If there is anyone who has an event coming up.
they should contact me immediately,’’ said Pat
Colonna, fine arts writer for the Public Affairs office.
The NT calendar must be prepared in advance and
sent to newspapers, television and radio stations, mag-
azines and other media.
“The departments arc responsible for bringing the
information to us,” Colonna said. “They keep us
informed of the major events on campus and we put
those events on the calendar.”
Notices of events given to the Public Affairs and
Information Services office should include the name
of the event, time, date, place, sponsor, admission
price (or fee) and a name and telephone number for
interested persons to contact for additional information.
The calendar will be available in the Public Af-
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The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 120, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 11, 1983, newspaper, August 11, 1983; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth723491/m1/3/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.