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CONSUMERS DEMAND KNOWLEDGE
TO WHICH THEY ARE ENTITLED
AAA Counsel Answers Question
Regarding Objectives of Buyers
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Inasmuch as all members of this com
munity have modest incomes, it behooves
each of us to buy wisely, thereby rais
ing our standards of living. It is tho
purpose of this column to set forth in
formation which it is hoped will be of
value to all consumers in Gre-enbelt.
t
Ohe of the chief objectives of consum
er coop< rabives is to make aVailacle
accurate and reliable information regard
ing it 1 s products. In this respect it.
differs materially from some types of
private enterprise,
Mr. Donald Montgomery, Consumers 1
Counsel of the Agricultural Adjustment
Administration (an important governmental
agency for-the protection of. consumers) ,
stated the following in a speech on Nov
ember 17, 1936:
What is it that consumers want to know?
'They want to mow the quality of goods
that are offered for sale, and they want
to know what are fair prices for those
goods and what higher or lower prices
they should pay for higher or lower
quality if they are to get their money l s
worth, .In addition they want to under
stand how laws, regulations, and tra<jie
practices affect the supply of goQds to
consumer markets and, • when prices me
fixed, who fixes them and on what basis.
And they want to know how the goods they
buy may be utilized in order to yield the
maximum in service and satisfaction.
Consumers* Guide,•issued every two- •
weeks by the Consumers* Counsel, AAA,
Dept, of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
is available to an?/ Greenbelt consumer.
Request that your name be put on the
mailing list for this valuable publica
tioni There is no charge for these
bulletins.
WHY GET DISCOURAGED? Einstein once
flunked Mathematics'; Lawrence Tibbett
failed to make his high school glee club;,
Rudya.rd Kipling was fired from a San
Francisco newspaper M because ho couldn*t
* write” ;, and Charlie Chaplin once entered
a Charlie Chaplin imitation contest in
cogrito and only got third--prize.
Greenbelt Cooperator
GRJENEELT'S ’"MADAMS SECRETARY"
Most of the citizens of Greenbelt
know Mrs. Mildred Stevens in her capac
ity as secretary to Mr. Braden. Her
ability and inexhaustible good nature
r t agree?) have
helped to smoot out many an obstacle*
and make the' newcomer feel at home im
mediately.
When Greenbelt was only the pleasant
dream of its originators, Mrs. Stevens
became private secretary to Wallace
Richards, then Executive Office of the
G-reenbelt project. She worked under
Mr. Richards for three years, helping
to shape Greenbelt into the community
in which we - live today.
In May, 1936, Roy S. Braden was ap
pointed Community Manager and shared
offices with Mr. Richards. When the
latter-left the Resettlement Adminis
tration to enter private business, Mrs.
Stevens became-44r. Braden's secretary.
Mrs. Stevens is one of our neighbors
and of course tninks G-reenbelt is "The
Town". Her husband is an architect,
and their favorite hobby is design
ing furniture." Mrs. Stevens thinks a
career is a. lot of fun, but wants to
•forget all about an office some day,
and devote her time to keeping house
and raising a family. They expect, in
the vague future, to draw plans and
build a horns* of their own, with furni
ture of their own design. We hope that
this'home wiill not be far from Green
belt. D. H.
SAVE YOUR COPY OF THE COOPERATOR
As this community grows, the new res
idents will undoubtedly ask for back is
sues of The Cooperator. They will want to
know what has gone on before.
Due to the expense, we can not urint
- 1 -
enougn copies of the first few issues
j to supply all 385 families with a copy.
I The Journalistic Club, therefore re
; quests that each of you now getting the
paper save your copies so that our new
! neighbors can JLpok them over.
i -
In 1936 the cooperatives-in our country
did business amounting to half a billion
I dollars.
December 15, 1957

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