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congressman ellenbogen sees' new era
- OF PROSPERITY IN HOUSING PROGRAM
Henry Ellenbogen Commi-ttee:
33d Dist. Penna. Interstate and Foreign Commerce
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
House of Representatives
December 16, 1937.
Hon. Louis Bessemer . •
Mayor of Greenhelt
Greenhelt, Md. -
My dear Mayor Bessemer:
I want to take this opportunity of thanking you for the courtesy shown to me
and my’party on our recent visit to Greenhelt. It was a pleasure for me to he,
even for a short period, in the midst of a- community development which consti
tutes the realization of the hopes of public minded persons interested in low
The development of low-cost housing is recognized as one of the best ways to
stimulate business activity. However, there is even a greater social signifi
cance in Greenhelt. . *
Greenhelt can servo as a model from the standpoint of planning and construction
in the development of low-?cost housing projects in industrial centers throughout
the country. T' n is is the best way to solve the housing shortage and supply de
cent, safe, and sanitary housing for families of low income.
In 1935 I introduced in Congress the housing measure which served as a model
for the act setting up the United States Authority ano. which, contemplated the
construction of low-cost housing such as the Greenhelt project. I have ever since
maintained an active interest in the furtherance of low-cost housing and can assure
you of' my continued interest in the future. - •
To those fortunate enough to live in Greenhelt, I extend my best wishes for their
well-being and for their happy sojourn in a pioneer American community.
Very sincerely yours,
HE:PN (Sgdi) , Henry Ellenbogen.
TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED
Arrangements are being completed for
a Table Tennis Tournament to Be held at
the school Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 28.
All persons of Greenbelt whether they
he expert or novice are urged to play.
There will he an entrance fee of 15
cents per man which will he used to pay
for the prices and equipment.
Entrants should signify their intent
tions of playing (not later than Doc.
27th.) hy getting in touch with John
Murray at 33P Ridge Road, or Jin Duna
way at the gasoline station.
0. J.r* C.
You could cut the tails off of mice
for 1,000 generations hut mice would
still ho horn with tails on. •
PLANS UNDERWAY TO HAVE DOCTOR HERE
Negotiations have been going on for
some time to meet the most vital need
of the community, adequate facilities
for medical attention. Oreenbelt resi
dents , who already have much to re
joice over, may have especially good
cause to celebrate the New Year.
Roy Braden, Town Manager, has had
numerous conferences with the Medical
Advisory Division of E.S.A., and has
done his best to expedite the solution
of this problem. While no permanent
plans have yet been drawn, it is hoped
that provisional arrangements will be
set up shortly, and that a doctor will
be here by the beginning of the year.
Mr. Braden promises to keep us in touch
with any developments. B. D.
'December 22, 1937
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