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Washington and Brotherhood
Today is Washington’s birthday. Ids also one of seven days
set aside this year for the observance of Brotherhood Week
(February 20-27) sponsored by the National Conference of
Christians and Jews.
Just what would Washington think about this brotherhood
business if he were alive today? Washington was,a great man,
but he was also a practical man, if we can believe what we read
in our history books. ,
We’ll bet he’d put it something like Roy A. Roberts, edi
tor of the Kansas City Star, does in the following editorial writ
ten especially for Brotherhood Week.
The chief need of this business of brotherhood is an ample
measure of just plain common sense. High sounding language
and reaching out for the millennium all at once will not pro
duce a thing.
People-races, creeds, and nationalities—have their differ
ences. And those differences are going to remain. They are as
natural and unavoidable as the sunrise—whether or not the
day happens to be clear.
In their grossly overt and socially damaging manifesta
tions, they can be anu have been dealt with by legislation; but
no law can abolish or change a fundamental situation.
We have these differences in this country—although, thank
heaven, not to the degree that they exist in various other parts
of the world.
Doctrines of hatred and ill will go against the grain with the
great majority of American people. They always have, and ev
en more so today, than ever before.
We can build on this long established foundation; build
with sanity and with a recognition of the plain fact that rights
and privileges of the few or the majority cannot be served by a
denial of those same rights to others.
There is room for all in this country, but no room for the
pettiness and intolerance that breed danger for all. The simple
demand is a broader and continued use of the basic principles .
of the democracy we profess as an example to all mankind.
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BILE YATES. Editor
13ob Reed, Managing Editor
YIRGll. TCCKER, Business Manager
Tom McLaughlin, Asst’ Bus. Mgr.
Associate Editors: June Goet/e, Bublee Brophv. Diana Dye, Barbara Hey wood
Advertising Manager : Joan Miisuaugh
v PPKR N UWS STAFF
Stan Turnbull. News Editor
'l oin King, Sports Editor
Dick tVainer, Snorts Editor
Tom Marquis. Radio Editor
Walter Dodd. Feature Editor
Warren ('oilier. Chief Night Editor
Don Smith. Ass'c Managing Editor
Ken Metzler, Ass’t News Editor
Ann Goodman, Ass’t News Editor
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
Helen Sherman. Circulation Mgr.
Eve Overbeck. Nat’l Adv. Mgr.
Bill Lemon, Sales Mgr.
Leslie Tooze, Ass’t Ad\. Mgr.
Cork Mobley. Ass’t Adv. Mgr.
Virginia Mahon, Ass’t Adv. Mgr.
Donna Brannati, Ass’t Adv. Mgr.
Jack Sehnaidt, Ass t Adv. Mgr.
From Our Mailbag
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor, Mr. Scullin, and Mr. Zilch:
Whether Mr. Scullin thinks Mr. Zilch is a communist or not, and
whether Mr. Zilch thinks Scullin is cracked or not. I don't know. But
there is one thing that this freshman college student hasn't overlooked
which seems to have slipped over the heads of such “learned minds.
And it is a lather interesting point that, I am afraid, too many people
don't realize when they look at the problem of Communism.
There are two outstanding viewpoints to this problem of Com
munism. The ECONOMIC belief states that all property, and souls, are
the holdings of the proletariat and that everyone works and then eats.
Now, the economic idea isn't such a horrid idea when he consider that
we’ll all at least eat, we’ll all have “equal rights,” and we’ll all have
In fact, since 1933 the United States has drifted toward a govern
ment controlled type of economy. No, the economic idea isn’t such a
But it is the POLITICAL belief that disturbs the world. Abolition
of all" free religious selection, abolition of inheritance, the promotion
of class hatred to start civil war, industrial unrest, and etc.—these are
the real THREAT to free America.
Probably if Carl Marx and Lenin had thought of advancing only
the economic idea, without the political and basic idea, Communism
may have swept over’ the entire world without such a bitter battle.
It is the political difference that scares the world.
Now, Mr. Zilch and Mr. Scullin, let’s have another “round” and get
down to brass tacks. The Morgans and Rockefellers define the ECO
NOMIC angle, Mr. Zilch. Our Constitution defines DEMOCRACY,
Mr. Scullin. Rut what about the POLITICAL, dangers of Communism?
He who laughs last, hasn't begun to fight.”
Bruce D. Wallace
By Tom Marquis
Those of you who missed Abe
Burrows’ first appearance on the
•'Bing Crosby Show” will have a
chance to hear
him this Wed
when he holds
down one of the
Abe, with help
from Bing and
g u'e s t number
two, Peggy Lee,
will present one
of his typical
romantic - type
Action takes place in a ijimau
mythical kingdom, with Abe as
the typical wise old counselor
counseling Bing to marry Duch
ess Dee—pointing out that he has
nothing to lose by such a move,
but his money, his reputation, and
his peace of mind.
Such doings call for a maxi
mum of Burrows’ type songs, one
of the better known being the
haunting “Wandering Down
Memory Lane with Nothing to
Remember”—type songs, titled
Besides getting the usual quota
of banter and song by Bing, this
Wednesday at 9 p.m., PST, on
ABC, there will be more than am
bleopportunity to hear the load
ed voice of Peggy Lee and the
heart-rending songs of radio's too
seldom visitor, Abe Burrows.
News from the TV world keeps
coming in bigger and bigger
quantities with each delivery of
A recent survey conducted by
The American Magazine reveals
that Americans are eager for tel
evision, but are still pretty hesi
tant about buying. More than
three-fourths of the people polled
were either undecided about buy
ing or will definitely not buy a
video set if TV becomes avail
able to tlic-m this year.
So many people are undecided
about buying that Ray Robinson,
who conducted the poll, feels
there is need for a more aggres
sive advertising campaign by vi
deo manufacturers. Many people
are unfamiliar with the advan
tages of the different size of
screen best suited to their use,
and other such items pertaining
to the new medium.
On the viewing eide there seems
to be less doubt. Nearly 25 per
cent of the families interviewed,
who did not own sets, reported
that they saw complete television
programs regularly. Which offers
some interesting figures as to
where viewing is done.
It works out something like
this: friends or relatives homes
55.4 per cent with bars and res
taurants running a good second
at 41.7 per cent. Clubs come in
for 17.1 per cent, radio-TV stores
14.6 per cent, department stores
5.8 per cent, and all others 2.9
It would seem to indicate that
a lot of people are spending a loc
of time over at Aunt Marne’s or
around the corner at Joe’s Bar.
On the viewing side there seems
comes work that Arnold Stang,
who gets wound up every Wed
nesday night on ABC’s “Milton
Berle Show,” will be featured in
his own TV show. Stang will play
the part of Billy Bean and will act
the role of a salesman at “Grim
bles”, the world’s smallest de
The show will give many radio
listeners the chance to see if
Stang looks as funny as he sounds.
* * * '
ABC engineers, cameramen,
technicians and directors set the
TV industries fashion note of the
year at the Met opening: they all
wore formal dress.
By Ed C’auduro
For a brief interval Saturday
clouds disappeared and the wel
comed stranger beamed away in
the blue while Betty and Joe hus
tled around to stir up a picnic
just, to get into practice for
spring term. . .
The Theta freshettes celebrated
the first signs of better days to
come with a romping softball
game Sunday afternoon ....
they’re really much better at tit
tat-toe . . .
One of the most treasured
birthday presents Chi O Glenna
Hurst received was the Fiji pin
from Jerry Smith . . . Chi Psi
Tom McLaughlin wen all out and
planted his hardware (with his
frat brother's approval) on at
tractive blonde Phee Sally Beck
ett after a whirlwind approach,
session. . .
Kap Sig Dick “Red” Brian
topped of his house dance date by
pinning Alpha Phi's cute Dotty
Dougan and K Sig Ed Evans did
likewise with Barbara Meyer
fronting his brass. . .
Pi Phi Nan Humphrey and Sig
Wally Adams are steady as the
rain these days with Fiji Darrell
Monteith caught in the downpour
without his umbrella. . .
Chi O Nadine Morton, now
proudly parading her alumni
status, was up visiting from Fris
co where she and a group of Duck
grads have rented the Turkish
Embassy for a mere 400 bucks
monthly . . . Nadine spent Sat.
night as guest of A1 Weir at the
Sig party at Swimmer’s Delight.
By the way, the music provided
by the Herb W'idmer Trio at the
SAE “Rose Room" was about the
best heard around these parts for
a mighty long time. . .
Quite a few Webfoots attached
pontoons to their wheels and
sailed up to the big city . . . Kap
pa Kay Becker made the trip to
celebrate her 22 birthday with
ATO Stan Boquist . . . The Shad
ow Club was convening territory
for a crowd of Phi Psis and their
dates. . .
DG Betty Bond will never leave
her glasses home again after her
episode at this unique nitery . . .
difficulty in reading signs proved
very embarrassing to the lass. . .
Theta Mary Jean Reaves and
Fiji Gabby Martinson, down from
Portland, looked mighty smooth
at the “Black Jack" house dance
. . . Understand Beta Malcolm
Marsh is spending all his spare
time helping Chi O. Barbara Ness
with her WAA bookkeeping. . .
After fooling around for a term
and a half ATO Rick Stoinoff has
gotton around to the point and
planted his pin on lovely AXO
Marylee MacFarland. . .
The Teke costume dance was
playing ground for a few Tri
Delts Saturday night . . . among
them was Mortar Board Beth
Busier who was definitely not
bored with Gordie Hill . . . Corke
Hoppe and Bob Hanson completed
the party. . .
SAE A1 Hollowell brought hi3
house dance date to a “Holly
wood” close by entrusting his
jewelry to the safekeeping of Tri
Delt Carol Bartel. . .
One of my favorite pigeons
dropped in with the news that
ZTAAdah Mae Teel passed around
the traditional candy announcing
her engagement to TEKE Bill
Nelson. . . .
Well, see some of the staff hov
ering around with their scissors
ready to strike . . . guess what's
going to happen to this copy . . .
that's life. . . .