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GREENBELT COOPERATOR GREENBELT, MARYLAND Telephone: GREENBELT 3131 The Creenbelt Cooperative Publishing Association, Inc. Editor Francis Fosnight Assistant Editor Donald A. Cooper News Editor T_ Helen Chasanow Copy Editor Jack Schaeffer Women's Editor Peggie Arness /Volume 6, Number 9 October 17, 1941 *Our Nursery School .. It is a trite statement that education is the foundation .of democracy—trite, but true; and we shall succeed in our democracy as our education is made more complete. ,* All of which is a preamble to the story of our nursery school. To modern educators the process of nursery edu cation is the Jinswer to most of the problems of social mis /fits, anti-social behavior, shyness, cruelty, and all the un happy or morbid manifestations of a child’s formative years. Parents of Greenbelt are* deeply indebted to those foresighted pioneers in town who spared no effort, time or /noney to bring to town the beginnings of a nursery school under a competent instructress. Here each toddler learns social adjustment, grace, ease, poise, community activity, •£nd interest in other words, himself. But the willingness of preacher and parents to make sacrifices should not be lost |n the welter of a growing Greenbelt. Necessary steps to preserve this contribution to progressive educational meth- Qds must be taken. If a new school is built, space must be provided in one of the two school buildings for the nurserv school program. There is no place for our tots in the basement of a Parkway apartment house. Room must be provided in the town •budget for funds for the teacher. Parents who are willing to assume the financial burden of an educational program ire among the few in town who will do so, and are entitled to every form of assistance. .. Incidentally, parents with pre-school children would do well to investigate the possibilities in the nursery school. .The program is well-conducted, effective, and slated to cost only one fourth as elsewhere for similar teaching in bther communities. V Holding Our Own—Plus Business is good. The food store has shown a decided improvement in gross sales and by the looks of things, will gxceed the records set a year ago. We do not know to what to attribute this improvement .but it could be just one simple fact which we have known for a long time but which a good part of our residents have ‘just discovered. That is, the prices in our food store are not but of line with prices elsewhere. Product for product and dollar for dollar we are beating competition if you consider ihe problematical quality in other stores with the assured and known quality of Co-op foods. r We like to pass out bouquets when we feel they are Reeded, so to Mr. Jeffries, the new food store manager, our From what we can see, he is doing a fine job in a position for which he has worked long and long •'deserved. The position of manager of our store is not an •easy one. Too often our citizens are prone to blame him tfor everything under the sun and like Caesar, to bury all the good he does with his faults. It will take the patience pf Job and the wisdom of Solomon to hold it down, but we believe Jeffries can do it. Oh Lonely Wanderer ' The poor Capital Transit Company! Nowhere under their monopolistic sun do they have so many needles stuck £h them as here in Greenbelt. Monday night’s Council meeting saw another barrage loosed in their direction. Transportation Chairman Shub introduced a resolution asking a bus line from Greenbelt, based on the fact that most of the workers of Greenbelt band together and ride with their neighbors because the speedy service and ade iuate schedules of the transit company causes these workers to spend almost as much time enroute to and from work as the time spent actually working. We don’t believe that the adoption of this resolution by the Council would make much difference to the Capital Transit Company. Based on the splendid results and co operation we have received in the past from this corpor ation we are inclined to believe that they have forgotten Ib&t Greenbelt exists and therefore, six months or more GREENBELT COOPERATOR after the passage of such a resolution, they might wake up and stop the wandering of this lonely bus clear out into the wilderness that is Greenbelt. Regimentation and Free Enterprise Some of our residents, especially our first families, can remember the words of their rental agents and landlords in town, when they broke their leases or gave notice that they were moving to Greenbelt. They were told that they would be regimented, their personal liberties would be taken away, and they would have no rights whatever; they would never get anything done to their homes because of government red tape, and if they ever dared to question any action of the government or complain about any con dition their lease would not be l’enewed. They w ere assured that private housing was the best and only place to live. Anyone who has ever lived under the benevolence of the robber barons of D. C. knows just what action was given on reports of high rents, and unkept, filthy and ver min infested apartments. The pay off is the current sit uation at Buckingham, that epitome of private housing. Residents of Buckingham who had the nerve to protest a rent rise in the face of the rising cost of living were given the old gouge answer, “Costs are going up so up goes your rent.” Not only were they given that nauseating answer but the leaders df the protest were removed by the simple ex pedient of non-renewed leases. We can only laugh. If our administration refused to give a lease to everyone who marched up to the office and demanded this or that, Greenbelt would soon become in fact the ghost town that these model private projects would have you believe now exists. One Year Ago (From the Cooperator, October 17, 1940.) Town Council considers new sources of revenue, serious con sideration being given to the levy ing of a fee for the collection of garbage and trash —Legion auxili ary hears its history read by Mrs. Delpha McCarl, historian. An at tack on Greenbelt by the maga zine Nation’s Business is being answered by the public relations committee—Co-op employees to get bonus if a board recommenda tion is approved by the member ship of the G. C. S.—Greenbelters exempted from the Hatch Act— Marvin D. Jones of Greenbelt named general chairman of the Thomas N. Fenwick Post 749, Veterans of Foreign Wars —Bi- cycle Safety Club geing sponsored by the American Automobile Club with the cooperation of the Green belt Department of Public Safety. Training Proposed For Scout Leaders , Because there are a great many young girls in Greenbelt who want to become Girl Scouts, and because these girls aren’t being given the chance to join troups due to the lack of leaders, the Prince Georges County Girl Scouts organization is sending a paid director to Greenbelt to con duct a training course. Mrs. Roy Braden, who is head of the Girl Scouts here in Greenbelt, said the need for more leaders could not be stressed too much. Miss Regina Flanagan will come to Greenbelt to conduct courses for leaders beginning Oc tober 22. The classes will be held in the Elementary School and will meet for one and a half hours once a week over a period of five weeks. Any one over 16 years who is interested in young girls and their welfare should make a special effort to attend these courses. And remember they are free. Local Man Injured In Auto Accident An automobile driven by Joseph LeMay, of Greenbelt, was struck Friday evening, October 10, by Mr. Stein of Beltsville, Maryland, at Patterson Street and Edmon ston Road. No injuries were suffered by the occupants of Mr. Stein’s car, hut William Klepser, also of Green belt, who was a passenger in Mr. LeMay’s car, suffered a slight brain concussion. Mr. Stein yras found guilty and fined for reckless driving by Judge Green’s court on October 13. ALL WE ASK is that when in the market for a New or Used C*r you compare Our Quality and Prices. j SELLERS Dodge J P. A. 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National Sport 3 Parade — WßAL, 6.05 to 6:15 and 11.05 to 11:15 p. as. every evening. Sunday, 6:35 to 6:46 p. m. National Big Money Bee—WFBR, 8:30 to 9:00 every Monday evening Friday, October 17, 1941 Shnb Bequests Franchise End Sol Shub, chairman of the Transportation Committee, pre sented to Council Monday night a request that action be taken to revoke the franchise granted the Capital Transit Company by the Town of Greenbelt. In giving his reasons for this request, Mr. Shub stated that the Capital Transit Company has failed to provide adequate and reasonable transportation which was expected of it by virtue of the franchise. This, according to Mr. Shub, forced the organization of a Transportation Committee to supplement the present transpor tation facilities. It was further requested by Mr. Shub that the Council pro cure for Greenbelt a more rea sonable, adequate and sufficient form of transportation. Auxiliary Receives New Superintendent Members of the Hospital Aux iliary held an informal reception in honor of Hospital Supt. Helen Long at their special meeting last night in the home economics room of the school. Refreshments were furnished' and served by the executive committee of the or ganization. After being introduced by President Betsy Woodman, Mrs. Long spoke to the group concern ing its future aid to the hospital. A brief business meeting con cluded the evening.