1■> -— ■-- -- 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. Oregon W Emerald The Oregon Dut y Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays, 'ondavs. holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students. I mversity ot u gon. Subscription rates: $2.00 per term and $4.00 per year. Entered as second-class matter M Oregon. Subscnj nt the post oiVtce, Eugene, Oregon. 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 employment. 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 stupid theory. 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 American || AIRLANES 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 nesday evening when he holds down one of the guest spots, Abe, with help from Bing and g u'e s t number two, Peggy Lee, will present one of his typical romantic - type operettas. 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 “Sweet Memories.” 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 the mail. 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 per cent. 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 partment store. 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. Porchlight Parade 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. . . .