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April 1, 1954
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( I'l I - I ,1 I1 'VM I By FRANK PII RSON
I f i. f -, -.V.trtL' i IU Staff Writer
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Pictured above fire the mem
bers of the University Board of
Regents who met in secret this
week to make the final choice
lor chancellorship. The mem
R. J. Phoqq Describes Main Puroose Of Oraanizaiion
The Young Communist Party
held an organizational meeting
Tuesday in the Union ballroom.
. The meeting was attended by
over 6,000 University students.
Pledging was estimated to be
'around 5,fiH0 persons.
' Robert J. Phogg, a student at
the University of Maryland,
ipokc on "The Duties of a New
'Communist." "The main pur
pose of this organization will be
to further our doctrine among
he student body," he said.
k AFTER A GREAT deal of dis
Vussion the group ratified a con
stitution which established a
central controlling committee,
investigating committee, peoples
-ecret security committee and a
Acting officers were appointed
'in til the group can become con-
lolidated. They are:
) Sally Hall, general chairman;
')el Harding, vice chairman;
iiocky Yapp, secretary general;
Selleck Refuses To Pay Fine
As Students Riot In Protest
2001 NUers Expelled Bv Infuriated Ex-Chancellor
4 Slight chuckling resulted Wed
nesday in the expulsion of 2001
University students, which in turn
f.;et off a riot still in progress.
I The incident occurred when the
John K. Selleck as he parked
ten foot wide Cad between
other parked cars separated
a mere four feet.
f Removal of his two front fen
r.ders increased the tempo of
daughter until in his fury Selleck
j iemanded the students to report
io their quarters to pack.
The arrow points to the
where Acting Chancellor
leek attempted to park his car
in a parking area reserved for
University students. The cars
of two students were slightly
Parked Car Starts Riot
The jesting of University
students over the removal of
two front fenders of Sclleck's
MMesrar car turned into a riot after
Selleck threatened to expel the
bers expressed satisfaction in
the selection of Raymond Mc
Connell Jr., niter the an
nouncement was made today
by Acting Chancellor John K.
Paul Laaso, security chief,
Bill Devries, treasurer.
THE NEXT meeting will be
held May 25, at which time it
is hoped that Sen. McCarthy
(R-Wis.) will be able to attend
after his address to the Nebraska
Republican pre-primary conven
tion in Fremont May 24. If he
can be present they will make
him an honorary member.
Also on the docket for that
meeting will be fin address by
Don Searcy who was a member
of the F.B.I, for the Communist
PRELIMINARY PLAN'S were
made for a demonstration oh
"O" street for May 1. A "beer
bust" was planned to refresh
The group appointed Eldon
Park head of a committee to
stuff the ballot boxes at the next
A LETTER was read at Ihjp
A reconstruction of the
aent was demanded by the re
mainder of the University stu
dents in that it took place in a
parking lot reserved for students.
However, the expulsion of stu
dents took a new twist as the
campus (Dick Tracy's) Police
and Student Council voted to levy
a $100 fine on Selleck for park
ing in the student area.
The riot still in progress came
about when it was found that
Selleck in an act of defiance
said that he would not pay the
fine and defied anyone to make
him pay it.
Ever since word of his defiance
reached the student body, they
have been working in between
class waves to lodge him from
his apparently safe lodging in
the attic of the Administration
Your roving campus reporter
in order to remain impartial in
terviewed several of the rioters.
Jerry Minnick, star football
player and one of the expelled
students, had this to say. "I'll
show that guy, I won't play foot
ball for Nebraska next year."
(Incidentally Jerry graduates this
"I'll never sell him another
beer as long as I live," said Jerry
Mapes, owner of the DB&G.
Dean Hallgren, who has been
rioting with fervor since the be
ginning of the upheaval, said, "I
don't know what this is all about,
but I have been so busy in the
past that I never got to engage
in any social functions, so I'm
giving it all I have in this one."
In the interview carried on with
Selleck via carrier pigeon, Selleck
had this tb say, "Ha, ha, they'll
never get me now that you have
supplied me with fresh squab."
At printing Selleck is still at
students. Selleck, after being
fined $100 by the campus
police, said that he would not
pay the fine and defied any
one to make him pay it. Cam
Selleck. "Making the selection
drove many of us to distrac
tion," one member said, "but
it's all over now but the shouting."
meeting .from Alger Hiss. Hirs
asked the group to remember
the party doctrine and to stay
away from pumpkins.
For the present, the organiza
tion is sponsored by the Palla
dian society and the Student
Union Activities Committee.
DB&G Given Franchise
To Peddle Beer In Union
Crosby Urges Lowering Age Limit;,
The DB&G has obtained a
franchise to sell beer in the Union,
il was announced Wednesday.
Reasons for granting the fran
chise were mostly economic. In
a statement to the Board of Re
gents, representatives of the Stu
dent Council, The Religious Wel
fare Council, the YMCA and the
YWCA pointed out the amount ot
money students could save if beer
acci-large, but as new progress takes
place we will attempt to keep
you informed as to the latest re
sults. NU Receives
The University has received a
grant of $8,000,000 from E. Z.
Funnyman, a former biology in
structor. The grant is to be used for the
study of Funnyman's newest in
vention; a Walkie-Talkie Lecture
Machine which will enable stu
dents to get an education without
getting up for classes.
"The machine," said Funny
man, "operates by remote con
trol. We are hoping to find a way
to lick its only difficulty; that of
taking attendance. It would be a
bad situation if a two-way televi
vision set were installed in the
machine for this purpose," he
THE WALKIE-TALKIE was de
vised by Funnyman after a fate
ful day last May, when after he
had delivered his entire lecture,
he discovered he was still in bed.
"I decided then and there that
something must be done," he
"I started my experiment with
nothing more than a pair of old
galoshes and an atom crusher,"
He expressed the hope that
University research will provide a
better means of long-distance lec
turing to pajama-clad intellects.
pus police bad difficulty in
quieting down students who
were attempting to force Sel
leck from the attic of the
Raymond A. McCormel, Jr.,
.18, editor of a Lincoln evening
newspaper, was appointed chan
cellor of the University Wed
nesday. Acting Chancellor John K.
Selleck announced McConnell's
selection at a special news con
ference at H p.m. Selleck told re
porters that the Lincoln editor
had been unanimously elected
by the Hoard of Regents follow
ing an interview with the Hoard
McCONNELL WAS the only
candidate interviewed Wednes
day. Although the Regents had
scheduled a room in the Lincoln
Hotel, the Board secretly con
vened in a conference room in
the rear of the Journal-Star
Building. The meeting place was
changed, Selleck said, to prevent
reporters from obtaining the
name of the interviewee.
In announcing the name of the
new chancellor, Selleck paid
tribute to the "exceptional serv
ice rendered by MeConnell to the
"THE LINCOLN editor." he
said, "has been of great value to
the State of Nebraska in his dili
gent efforts to keep the people
informed about the University.
could be purchased closer to the
campus. Another reason cited was
the rise in coffee prices which
has forced students to seek other
forms of liquid refreshment.
A 1SOOST to the student effort.
i came from a joint rccommeiHia
ition of the professors of economics
(Who estimated the saving to s'.u-
dei ;:, in gas and rubber spent
tin wav to the DB&G would
several million dollars a year.
A further saving could be ef
fected, they added, if the age
limit for buying beer in the Un
ion would be dropped to IN or even
1C to eliminate the problem of
students who are forced to drive
to Kansas for beer.
"This would aleviate the traf
fic problem on major highways to
Kansas no end." 1 hi- slate super
intendent of highways announced.
Gov. Kobert Crosby has pledged
his support in passing legislation
which would premit several neces
sary changes in present laws
prohibiting sale of beer to per
sons under 21.
FURTHER I'LANS are under
way to investigate the advantage
of installing beer machines in
University buildings in addition
to the existing coffee and coke
machines. A survey is now be
ing conducted to determine the
probable improvement in class
work which such a move would
One note of disapproval came
Tuesday from the Coffee Growers
of America who wrote: "If this
means the end of the 10 o'clock
coffee hour, it could well mean
the end of civilization at the Uni
Speaking from the student
point of view. Eldon Park, vice
president of the Student Council
commented with some difficulty,
"I, hie, think that it, hie, sounds
like a, hie, very sound, hie, plan."
All Classy, Roy Rogers, Ben
Johnbrick and Cave Sadwell re
turned today from the Afghan
istan Invitational Debate Con
test after being defeated by 24 '2
Olson and Johnson, directors
o! fun and games, accompanied
the students on their unevent
While seeing the main places
of interest in Afghanistan, the
boys attended "New Faces,"
starring two senior engineering
students, three law majors and
an enchanting chorus line ot
SADWELL, on being asked
what he thought of the show,
said, "I liked the way they al
ternated the bow legs and the
knock knees. A real artistic
Students traveled by pogo
stick to Texas, where they
switched to armadillo, and at
the Gulf of Mexico proceeded
on a 1-by 2-inch raft. "The size
of the raft may seem unusual,
but we wanted to get a suntan
on the way." Rogers said.
Classy attributed the loss of
all debates to an "unfortunate
incident." It seems the teams
were trapped in the Sultan's
harem for three hours, after
which "we were all shook up!"
Johnbrick termed the entire
venture "a real cool move."
The Board particularly appree
ciates McConnell's aid during the
last few months in helping the
Board search for a new chan
cellor. His comprehensive news
stories and his well thought-out
editorials have enhanced the
reputations of both the Board
and the University."
THE ACTINC. chancellor
pointed to an editorial published
recently in a Lincoln evening
newspaper as an example of the
type of service MeConnell has
rendered to the University. Part
of the editorial, said:
"They (the Regents) might
Officials To Extend
Coed Closing Hours
New Late Minute Penalties Listed;
Men To Pay If Dates Break Rules
A special committee composed
of the dean of men, the dean of
women and the acting chancellor
decided Wednesday to extend
closing hours for women.
Week-day closing hours have
been set at i2 a.m. with IS late
minutes excusable if the coed is
unavoidably detained. Friday and
Saturday closing hours are 1:30
and 2:110 a.m., respectively. Act
in;; Chancellor Selleck said this
program was decided upon lo
calise of the success of the "Lad
ies Late Night' sponsored by
THE CHANGE in hours brought
ommcnts from various sources.
I'he president of the University
of Chicago said that
extension of closing hours will
j undoubtedly pave the way for
i similar extensions on other cam
1 puses." The dean of Vassar and
j Stephens' Colleges are reported
to be "watching the Nebraska cx
I periment very carefully."
I HvVS Board, however, was dis-
I ntviintirl in the nmdrnm Prp-
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! viously the board had hoped that
1 a policy of 110 hours would be
set up. Marilyn Brewster, newly-
Red Cross Sets Friday
For Annual Beer Bust
The Red Cross College Unit
will hold its annual beer bust at
7 p.m. Friday on the Besscy Hall
steps. Joan Knudson, treasurer,
is in charge of the event. "We'll
reallv live it up," Miss Knudson
Marv Stromer, president, will
speak on "The History of Red
Cross Been- Busts." He invited
all interested students to attend.
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Woman Professor Of Voocfoo To Hypnotize
Madame Zolanda Zenda, internationally-known
voodoo and witchcraft, has been
announced as the principal
speaker for the 83rd Annual
Commencement Exercises June
Her subject will be "A Look
Into Your Future." She has se
lected several prospective grad
uates to aid her in presenting
her address. Mac Bailey, Sue
Reinhart, Ernie Bebb, and Lau
rie Harden will submit to hyp
nosis. Madame Zenda will at
tempt to learn secrets of their
past lives and predict their fu
tures. UNIVERSITY OFF ICIALS
based their choice of speaker on
the belief that such a dark fu
ture lies ahead of most college
seniors that they would receive
more benefit from a speaker of
this type than from any other.
All University students will
have the opportunity to visit
Madame Zenda in Union Room
Slfi, June 1 to 6.
Since she received her PhD in
Witchcraft and Related Subjects
from the University of Xlivud
lict in Zanzibar, she has aston
ished audiences throughout the
world with her an:"zing demon
strations in the fields of hyp
nosis and the supernatural.
ALTHOUGH Madame Zenda
admits 106 years, she is re
markably well-preserved. She
attributes her long life to the
faithful use of a large assortment
of native drugs and medicines.
She will sell small amounts of
these at the Campus Inn several
days prior to Commencement. If
a sufficient number of students
become addicted she will grant
the Inn a monopoly on sales for
this area. Sterilized syringes will j
be furnished bv Dirty Earl.
This reporter, who was ad
mitted to her presence by her
secretary, a half-witted pigmy,
was admittedly quite apprehen
sive at first, but under her hard,
stony glance soon became obliv
ious of the fact that her pet
python was coiling around his
People Informed' Cited
have to concede that few news
papers in the United States have
any more clear, consistent and
long-standing record of forceful
support for a state university
and for maintenance of high ed
ucational standards and a high
level of public financial sup
port. "The Regents will concede that
few men have aided the Univer
sity in the manner in which ivu
Council has served it,
said. "The Regents have ex
pressed their desire to repay Me
Connell f r this service by ap
pointing him chancellor of this
great Midwestern university."
elected president, said, "This
policy came as a blow after a
'no-hour' policy had been prom
ised by the special committee "
JAV STEFFEN', former presi
dent, said, "Perhaps next year
a more liberal policy can he
adopted." Clare Hinmnn, notifi
cation chairman, was "very dis
appointed" that the 'no-hour' pol
icy did not pass. She said, "It's
just too much trouble checking
those sign-out sheets."
Penalties will be imposed on
men when their dates are late.
The dean of women stated that
"Men are the cause of a coed's
not conforming to University
ru'es." She proposed land it
j passed I that penalties be imposed
on men when rules arc broken.
If a rule is broken, the man
whose date breaks the rule must
entertain Miss Parks for an eve
ning at the Hobnob.
THE A B O V E-MENTIONET)
penalty can also be imposed on
la 1 A man's bringing his date
back to her place of residence
before closing hours.
(b A man's refusing to kiss
bis date in an 'inconspicuous'
place. The steps of the dorm
Ic) A man's refusing to take
his date to 'cultural' presenta
tions. The Boston symphony, now
playing at the Stuart Theater,
and the current "Love and Mar
riage" series were suggested.
The faculty seemed quite
pleased with the new program.
The chairman of the Board of Re
gents said he thought it would
make the University much more
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reoici senior Erurures
waist. After dispatching the,
snake with a poisoned dart, she!
reminisced a bit about her past ;
Madame Zenda had pleasant!
memories ot the vcar she spent!
on the University campus as
house mother of Tau Nu Epsilon.
She remembered Ted James,
Bob Hasebrock and Rocky Yapp
as the most outstanding mem
bers of the pledge class that
OF HER late husband, whom
she met on her triumphant tour
of Ireland in 1876, she says, "He
Hold Ivy Day
Stuffing their red hoods with
Schlitz, 31 campus degenerates
stole across the city limits last
Friday afternoon to discuss Ivy
Day and pink elephants.
Due to circumstances beyond
their control, the Ku Klux Klaners
were divided into two groups.
Leading a lonely contingent to a
cool pasture was Eldon Park with
a sack full of "Big Orange." The
other thirty members that re
mained behind to enjoy invigorat
ing refreshments were enter
tained by a guest speaker, Jerry
Mapes of the DB G. Those on
his lap and panel were Joyce
Johnson, Joy Wachal, and Sue
Since this was a registered
function, Jan Steffen, escorted to
the meeting by Mapes, was a fea
tured attraction at the conven
tion. Removing her mask for the
since last Ivy Day,
she broke into a sparkling ren
dition of the Hulahah to ease the
tension of the conversation.
The party ended with r. speech
by Bob Peterson and Bob Hase
brook, who spoke on "Keeping
Your Wife From Being Over-pointed."
Selleck added that he was con
fident that the appointment was
"in the best interests of the Uni
versity" and would meet with
the approval of University fac
ulty members, citizens of Ne
braska and most newspaper editors.
I MeConnell has served as edi
tor of the Lincoln newspaper
since l!l4'i. He had previously
1'oM positions of renortor. assist-
I ant telegraph editor, associate
editor and managing editor of
the paper. Before joining the
Lincoln staff, ho was reporter
and re-write man for the Troy,
IIK W AS the organizer of the
Nebraska All-Star Presidential
Primary in IfMfi, for which his
paper received the Pulitzer prize
for distinguished public service,
in 1950 he was selected as one
ot the ten outstanding young
men of the year by the United
States Junior Chamber of Com
merce. A graduate of Williams Col
lege, Williamstown, Massachu
setts, where be received his A.B.
degree in liOi, MeConnell has
attended the School of Interna
tional Relations at Geneva,
Switzerland, and the University
ot Nebraska College of Law.
IX 1!43 he studied the British
agricultural war effort, upon in
vitation. He is a member of the
Gargoyle Society, American So
ciety of Newspaper Editors,
Sigma Chi and Zeta Psi. He is a
member of Plymouth Congrega
tional Church and a Thirty-Second
Degree Mason. He also be
longs to "The Crucible," "Candle
Light" and "University Club."
MeConnell was married to
Maren Ellen Dobson on May 31,
1940, and has three children.
He was born Dec. 81, 1915, at
North Ridgeville, O., the son of
Rev. Raymond A, MeConnell, Sr.,
and Anna Bell Lee MeConnell.
His father served until last year
as pastor of Plymouth Congrega
"Metasomatosis and Stereo
isomerism of the Isomorphic
Playthelminthes" was the topic
of a discourse Monday by Dr.
Harvard Z. Webster, professor
of paleontographic micropaleon
thology at Yale University, and
prothonntarial assistant for the
department of ecclesiology.
"Photo-synthetic m e s o g n a
thous ot the plenipotentiary tep
idarium causes metasomatosis in
the embroyonic platyhelminthes"
he said in explaining the thal
amencophalon of the mesogloea.
was the most willing subject of
hypnosis it has ever been my
pleasure to associate with. He
committed suicide after coming
out of his trance and finding
tnat ne was married to me.
Of Nebraska's football hopes ! Bill Glassford, could be heard
for next fall, she said, "I could I attempting to enjol her secretary
guarantee the team a winning) into granting him an apboirft
season.'' She relerred in vague 1 ment with her.
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future. Madame Zolanda Zenda, internationally reknown prac
titioner of voodoo, witchcraft, etc., promises to lead them ove
the dangerous abyss of the cruel world via hypnosis. .
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"Hank Gibson is the most tal
ented Hollywood prospect I have
seen for 25 years," said Sam
Coldwyn, president of Metro-Coldwyn-Mare
after seeing Gibson perform in
"The Man Who Came to Lunch."
Coldwyn said he offered Gibson
a contract for a "reasonable,
amount of money," but that Gib
son refused it because he was
to portray "Og" in ih, Xasmei
Klub Spring Show April 28 to 30.
Gibson said another reason he
refused Coldwyn's contract was
because Coldwyn offered him only
Coldwyn said he was "very dis
appointed" that he could net go
back to Hollywood with Gibson's
one-year contract signed because
he knew scouts for other pro
ducers plan to watch Gibson's
performance in the KK show.
Gibson said he was more con
cerned at the present time with
his KK script than Hollywood
scripts. He said he was "re
lieved" that the play was over
because he could then devote aH
his time to the KK show.
and general terms to such things
as factors contributing to mass
hysteria, head shrinking and an
cient Chinese methods of mental
torture by proxy. An extremely
anxious man, later identified as
no worries concerning thelc
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