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weekly.newspaper, requires unselfish
dedication to the task.. Time, and' .
thought and energy are demanded of the ■
contributors. - A
Every civic-minded-reader may assist .
the Greepbelt Cooperator staff- by keep
ing the paper informed, or by making
constructive suggestions. We know that!
you expect the .best-from us, and we are
confident we can count on the best from
you. May.the Cooperator soon attain
the, high -standing, respect, and esteem •
which will make it Greenbelt's own *' •
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• Citizens of Greenbelt will find an
opportunity to assist the editorial
and news, staff of the Cooperaton by
making use of the Community News Box
located in the business district..
If you have a statement to make,
any announcement of.clubs or meetings,
any news tips for the editor, any sug
gestions, or letters-to-the-oditor, it
will be helpful if these are deposited
promptly each week.
The Cooperator staff should be in
receipt of all news and editorial
items by Saturday, if the Cooperator
is to appear each Wednesday. ‘
Copy offered to the Cooperator by
citizens should be prepared with brev
ity- and accuracy,. If it is double
spaced and .neatly typed there is less
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This is intended to be your news
paper, cooperatively owned and oper
ated. Help make it everything you
Cooperatives are based on a class
less society. All men are consumers.
Greenbelt Cooperator November 24, 1937
ii. .V ■"iu We Pioneers "* ; ’ J
(By Mary £. Van Cleave)
We did not arrive-in Greenbelt after
long, tiresome miles by covered wagon;
nor did we find'this*place by chance.
We were not gaze upon this spot
■of ground; nor did we cut down trees in
order to build our homes'. Nor is it
necessary to clear thd land to*plant our
crops, that we may eat; nor a well,
that we may quench our thirst.
Yet, we are pioneers—of a new way of
living* We are**tfte Sculptors handling
the soft, yielding cJay of a new com
munity. What form shall we mold o(it of
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This project' has given most Of. us an
opportunity we'd never anticipated; We
are in*the process of creating homes i.
Our families and bur children will live
•under laws of-our own making . Only in
our fondest and most youthful dreems
have we imagined such a chance. What
will we make of it?
. Let us make good Taws--wiSe lawk ,
and not too many of them. Let \is keep
ourselvesour community, : our city
’ government,' our ideals, as clean as our
own, new, windswept roofs. Let us cbn
duc.t ourselves and the. management of our
Greenbelt in such away as to deserve
the pride with which all America will be
We who have been endowed with the
greatest heritage 1 on earth by our an
cestors, still have that hardiness and
will be a success, with the cooperation
of her citizens qnd with the help of
God. We will have proved ourselves--we
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Cooperatives Encourage Thrift
Cooperatives give a s.ense of ownership
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