The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 79, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1972 Page: 1 of 6
The North Texas Daily
56TH YEAR NO. 79 NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. DENTON. TEXAS _THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1972
Foreign Students Ask School
For Adviser, Financial Aids
Compiled from Wire end Daily Reports
Judge Calls for Angela Davis Bail Release
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that Angela Davis could
be released on bail, allowing her to be freed after 16 months imprisonment on
murder-kidnap charges, her attorney said.
Smith Seeks Food Stamp Program for Poor
AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Gov. Preston Smith said Wednesday he wants a
statewide food stamp program for the needy in effect by Sept. I and would
submit the matter to a special legislative session
He said the “most efficient, economical and nutritious program for our
citizens would be a statewide and state-funded food stamp program .”
The governor said he had concluded food stamps were superior to surplus
commodity distribution as a method of feeding the poor.
Witnesses Get Subpoenas in Mutscher Case
ABILENE, Tex. (AP) - Subpoenas for six more witnesses five for the
state and one for another capitol employe for the defense were issued here
Wednesday in connection with next Monday's bribery-conspiracy trial of Tex-
as House Speaker Gus Mutscher and two others.
State Primary Financing Problems Return
DALLAS (AP) - The problem of paying for the coming primaries landed
back on state officials in Austin Wednesday after three federal judges here
refused to order the State of Texas to provide the money
Texas Atty. Gen. Crawford Martin had asked the court to clarify its earlier
order, which abolished what were claimed to be unreasonable filing fees, for-
merly used to pay for the primaries.
Texas Democrat Gets 18 Month Sentence
BALTIMORE, Md (AP) - Rep. John V Dowdy, D-Tex , was sentenced to
18 months imprisonment and fined $25,000 Wednesday in his bribery con-
Sentencing was imposed by Judge Ros/el C Thomsen in U S. District
Court where the Texas Democrat’s eight-week long |ury trial was conducted.
By DIANNE KUTSKY
The International Club has asked the
administration to hire a fulltime foreign
student adviser or fulltime assistant adviser
to help straighten out what they contend is
North Texas’ lack of planning for interna-
In a letter submitted Thursday to Dr.
Rollin Sininger, vice-president of student
affairs, the club proposed the measure to
curb the growing problems and misunder-
standings between foreign students and the
PROBLEMS SUCH as not being met at
the airport and having no transportation to
North Texas, misunderstanding university
policy and U.S. laws, having nowhere to
stay during the holidays when dorms are
closed and not understanding American
customs or even English continue to plague
foreign students, they say.
Numberwise, the foreign student popu-
lation has increased to 166, which is 30
more than last semester. One man bears the
burden of advising them on his shoulders
and those are only parttime duties.
Presently, Lindsay Keffer, assistant to
the vice-president of student affairs, is the
parttime foreign student adviser. Keffer is
also adviser to student government and the
Other recommendations talked about in
the letter were creation of a foster home
program, an international house and
scholarships and loans for foreign students.
AS A possible alternative to a fulltime
adviser, the letter suggested that foster
homes found through churches might solve
some of the current problems. There is now
no such program
An international house, the club feeis,
would also help foreign students by giving
them a place to meet. The house could also
be used for club meetings, receptions and
emergency living quarters.
The letter pointed out that foreign
students currently are not eligible for a
single scholarship or loan at North Texas.
However, the possibility of setting up
scholarships for international students is
being researched by the Student Govern-
ment Association (SGA) External Affairs
The letter, taking the current rate of
growth as an indicator, suggested that a
great many more foreign students could be
expected at North Texas in the future be-
cause of low slate tuition costs.
ALSO, TUITION for foreign students in
Texas has not increased at the same rate
that it has for Texas residents and non-
resident U.S. citizens.
For example, a foreign student enrolled
for 12 hours last year would have paid
$2()0 tuition and would still pay the same
amount this year, while nonresident tuition
for 12 hours has jumped from $200 to $480.
Essentially, the foreign student has been
given his own tuition scale this year instead
of being lumped with nonresidents.
HOWEVER, ALL students resident,
nonresident and foreign pay the same
fees so the fee increases announced by the
Board of Regents Friday will apply to
The International Club will elect officers
for the ’72-'73 academic year at the March
3 meeting, Samir Ayoub, president and
Beirut, Lebanon, senior, said Wednesday.
The positions of president, vice-president,
secretary, treasurer and social chairman are
open to any student who was a paid member
of the club last semester, and attended at
least half the meetings during the semes-
ter and has a 2.0 grade point average.
Letters of nomination, including state-
ments of consent from the nominees, must
be received by the club’s Ejection Com-
mittee by Friday.
Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear
Resident Engineer John Matt Howard makes a point to a room full of stu
dents, faculty and staff members during Wednesday's Studet t Activities
Union (SAU) High Noon Seminar Howard told those present at the informal
question ana answer session that he will net attempt to replace the High
Voltage Signs in the Library fountain Howard also told the group that he
will submit to a complete investigation of his department and invited stu
dents to come to his office at any time to talk about maintenance problems
Kleindienst Against Spying on Individuals
WASHINGTON (AP) - Richard G. Kleindienst, President Nixon’s nomi-
nee for attorney general, said today the government should not spy on pri-
vate citizens who are peacefully picketing or demonstrating.
“That would be improper conduct on behalf of the government," he told the
Senate Judiciary Committee. “I would never allow it."
Office To Receive Summer Aid Applications
Students desiring financial aid for summer classes may now pick up appli-
cations from the Financial Aid Office in Marquis Hall. Mrs Alicia Daniels,
secretary, announced Monday.
Three different loans, as well as the work-study program, are offered in the
summer. Students needing loans may apply for the Texas Opportunity Plan
(TOP), the Hinzel-Hazlewood or the National Defense Loans.
Deadline for completed applications is May I
All loans and the work-study program cover the cost of books and tuition.
Tyrone Padgett (right) and Jackie McMillan, members of the Legal Defense
Committee in Dallas, spoke on political prisoners Wednesday night as a
part of the Afro-American Student Union (AASU) Black American History
Week. Miss McMillan's brother, Ernie McMillan, is presently in a Dallas
jail on charges of draft evasion. McMillan had served as a field secretary of
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Howard Cuts Sign Issue
By LARRY KELLER
Resident Engineer John Matt Howard
says he is through with the high voltage
signs in the Library fountain.
“I’ve done what l was required to do,"
Howard said at the Student Activities Un-
ion (SAU) High Noon Seminar Wednes-
HOW ARD TOLD the students, faculty
and staff who filled the Union Building
lounge that he had repaired the faulty wir-
ing in the fountain and would not be replac-
ing controversial signs. He said the prob-
lem of retrieving the poles and tires left
in the fountain by Sunday night’s vandal-
ism was not his.
in 1 uesday s Daiiy, Howard was report-
ed to have said he planned to replace the
signs. He iulu the crowd he had been mis-
However, Shawn Gagnon, the Daily re-
porter who talked to Howard about the
signs, said the resident engineer told him
the signs will be replaced.
HOW ARD ALSO chided the Daily for
recently reporting Dr. Rollin Sininger,
vice-president for student affairs, as saying
he could not condone the maintenance on
campus. Howard said that Dr. Sininger
has told him he made no such statement
"If they’ll (the Daily) print what I say,
then I’ll talk to them," Howard said.
Throughout the seminar, Howard gave
the responsibility for many of his past ac-
tions to the university Master Plan. He
said the removal of the hedges in the park
area to make room for a driveway was part
of the plan approved in 1965.
“WE’RE JUST a little behind sched
ule,” Howard said
Howard justified the action by saying,
"only 10 per cent of that hedge was alive."
He stressed that new shrubbery is being
planted to restore beauty to the area and
noted that the driveway was only 15 feel
wide instead ot 20 teel wide as specified
in the Master Plan.
the Maintenance Dcpaiuncfit came ur>
der heavy attack from several students who
questioned the criteria for hiring employes
and the efficiency of the work they do.
"FOR $250 - 300 a month, you do the
best you can," Howard said. He admitted
that janitorial efficiency is "a very definite
problem" and told the group he would dis-
cuss such matters with any person who
comes to talk with him
“I’ll be happy to talk to anybody, any-
time,” Howard said.
Mike Whitehead, Denton senior, asked
about the possibility of a complete investi-
gation into Howard's office and the dis-
tribution of its funds
"IT’S PI BLINHEI) in the Library right
now It's no secret at all," Howard said
"We have never broken even," Howard
said "There has been a deficit every year."
Howard said, "The main wav to get the
grass to grow is to get the students off of it"
He also explained that he had rounded off
several sidewalks to eliminate wire bar-
riers offensive to several students in the
Howard also said the Board of Regents
has approved a measure to allow for the
laying of underground power lines These
would do away with overhead wires and
“It won’t be anytime soon, though,"
PEKING (AP) President Nixon and
Premier Chou En-lai held another long
session Wednesday, and more friendly
Chinese overtures lent hope that the leaders
are charting ways for improving relations
between their nations.
Before the opening of the second four-
hour meeting in as many days, Chou indi-
cated some American correspondents could
stay on for a look at China after Nixon
leaves next week.
After the meeting. Chou escorted the
President and Mrs. Nixon to a sports show
at C apital Stadium and about 18,000 wait-
ing Chinese applauded as the presidential
party entered. At the gymnasium, Nixon
was seen by the largest live audience since
he arrived Monday. Tins added iu hi» pub-
lic exposure, already underscored by the
sellout of the People’s Daily when it gave
lavish display to the first accounts of his
Another gesture regarded as friendly was
the fact that the day’s meeting between
Nixon and Chou was held at the guest house
where the Nixons are staying
Michael Skol, United States political
officer for Costa Rica, will speak to North
Texas political science classes today. His
visit is being sponsored by the Council on
International Relations and United Na-
tions Affairs (Cl RUN A).
Skol will discuss the Foreign Service and
U.S. policy in Latin America, Dr. Robert
Judy of the political science faculty said
Wednesday. From 9:30 a.m. to II a.m.,
Skol will speak to Roscoe Adkins' politi-
cal science class in Room 122, Social
Science Building. At II a m he will be
guest at a luncheon in Marquis Hall
Skol will talk to Dr Cordell Smith’s po-
litical science class from 12:30 p.m. to 2
p.m in Room 117, Social Science Build-
ing, and to Dr. Clovis Morrisson's seminar
from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 118, Social
Science Building There will be a reception
in the Social Science Faculty Lounge fol-
lowing his final talk.
Skol entered the U.S. Foreign Service in
1965 and has served at U.S. embassies in
Buenos Aires, Argentina and Saigon.
Candidates for Denton City Council and the Denton
School Board spoke to a sparse crowd Wednesday
night at the Direct Action Committee's first political
education seminar. From left are Bill Brisco, candidate
for city council: school board candidate Frank Martino,
Mrs Carol Riddlesperger. candidate for school board
and Bill Fitz. city council candidate
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