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Greenbelt cooperator. (Greenbelt, Md.) 1937-1954, December 15, 1937, Image 11

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December 10. 1937
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The door opened and with extended
hand there she was, the First Lady of
the United States, Mrs. Eleanor Roose
We shook hands. I saw a tall, smil
ing, auburn haired lady whose dynamic
evergy quickened the pulse of everyone
"These chairs are so comfortable",
she said of the light gum wood easy
chair on which she was seated.
We spoke of the light gum wood and
maple furniture which my husband-and I
are buying through the. Government.
Then later, in the kitchen, she re
marked, "I think you were wise to
choose one large room, for you have spa
ciousness and a screen can hide the
kitchen unit." Mrs. Roosevelt chuckled,
"You see I was a housewife, too, and I
still like kitchens".
Upstairs, the windows brought forth
the commendation, "You have light, air,
and wonderful views from each one".
"This is what I wanted to see one
of these houses being used, being lived
in not a display house".
As she was leaving, Mrs. Roosevelt 1
inquired, "You have Indian rugs?"
.Upon being told that we had brought
them with us from our home in Arizona,
this agile-minded stateswoman recalled
a mutual Arizona friend and left us
with the feeling that she, whom we had
admired at a distance was now a per
sonal friend.
Dr. Will W. Alexander accompanied
Mrs, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mr. Roy S.
Braden and Mr. Kline Fulmer escorted
them over town. Dr. Alexander express
ed great interest in the Greenbslt
Coo-oerator, learning for the first time
that Greenbelt had a newspaper.
Dorothy W. Rider
Greeribelt Cooper,-,tor
There has been seriou- consideration
by the now impatient patient housewives
to petition G-eorge (Casanova) Panagoulis
inhis official capacity as G-reenbelt
No. 1 G-man to catch Mr. Maybe who is
becoming as illusive as his furniture
deliveries. ' *
Boys will be boys, but that is no
sign that Clifton Cockill can take it.
A few ganes of basketball with his youth
ful companions almost convinced him
that he n aint so young as he used to
be" •
If the flare for organizing continues
at its present rate of speed, it may be
in order for the Council to - an
ordinance prohibiting an * .idual from
attending more than two m> • ings an
evening in order to preserve the sanct
ity (and sanity) of the G-reenbelt home,
S. D. C.
The Kindergarten end Nursery School
needs your help. If you luave had train
ing in this work, please submit a writ
ten report of your experience to Mrs.
Alice Pittman of 62A Crescent Road so
that the committee may be able to choose
the teachers wisely.
Duo to the fact that our First Aid
Station is only open during the daytime,
Mr. Harry Fleisher, of 6C Hillside Rd.,
has volunteered his services in case of
accident. Mr. Fleisher, a graduate
chemist, has taken a complete course
in First Aid and will be glad to help
out in this way in an emergency. His
phone is G-reenbelt 4-866, and he can be
reached any time after 6,00 6*clock p,m.
The shortest war ever fought was be
tween England and the Sultan of Zanzi
bar. It lasted only 30 minutesl
Cooperative organizations exist in
no less than 43 countries and have a
membership of approximately 139,000,000.
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