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Friday, November 7, 1941
OUR NEIGHBORS By SALLY MEREDITH Ah, Competition; It‘s the life of trade! ’Course, you could hard ly call this trade, but whatever it is, I have life for it now. All of which leads up to the “High School Chatter” column, appearing for the first time on this page, today. We really had a bang-up time Saturday night at our staff-mem ber Hallowe’en party. Everyone missed Don Cooper, however, who was away due to the death of his * father in the state of Washington. Patty Beebe and Johnny got back just in time to arrive at 10:30 P. M. Patty looked quite charming as a nurse. Our editor represented the freedom of the press quite ad equately, but the most fetching costume was a modish blue evening gown, worn by “Miss” Wexler. Bert Dehema, Jr., popped in from Michigan to see sister and brother-in-law, the Lyman Wood mans, last week to say “hello.” Bert was a fomer resident of our fair town. I’m afraid I’ll have to be kinda skimpy with words, this week. Mrs. E. W. Davenport, 33-C Ridge, (who happens to be my sister-in-law) had another little girl Monday. That makes four, and the others need a lot of care which I am trying to give them. With my nine-months’ old youngster, it makes quite a housefull. By the way, isn’t a coincidence that the baby weighed in at 7 lbs at 7:07 * P. M.? High School Chatter By JOAN McNAMARA At long last the Greenbelt High School is back in the columns of the Cooperator and I am glad to be the one to bring the news of our High School—the work, play— in fact, everything but the bad marks; if there are any bad marks in Greenbelt High. I wouldn’t know. (?) i To begin with, as you all know we have a new priMjukwho cer tainly has the . student boj)iy7 - the Barmgtrt, formerly of BLagwstown. Several new mem bers have been added to the fac ulty,—(Which reminds me. What history teacher has a mania for hitting girls?) The school is already down to its regular routine, with its var ious clubs and activities at full speed. There are many interesting clubs, including Spanish, sym phony, glee, journalism, photog raphy ( commercial, library, driv er’s training, boy’s home ec, girl’s shop, aviation, and dramatics. The latter is progressing very rapidly, with the help of Miss Younger. They have chosen their first play of the semester, “What a Life,” and it is hoped to be ready for presentation by December 1. There is some talk of a school orchestra, but more about that later. We had a superb football team this year, who won four and tied one out of six games played. The basketball team has already been chosen, with ten boys. Good luck, fellows! Thursday, October 30. a tea dance, given by the Home Ec stu dents, was held in the school cafe teria. Proceeds were used to pur chase a baby (make believe, of course!) for home-making instruc tions. Hasta la vista! T.N.E.C. Point* to Co-opt At To Monopoly The Temporary National Econ omic Committee headed by Sen ator O’Mahoney declares in its final report just completed that m “Consumer Cooperation may prove to be the one sound answer to the consumer demand for an abundance of products, priced for use, and for reliable information about commodities.” The report outlines the present concentration of control over the economic system by a few famil ies and huge financial interests. In many fields, the report de clares, the individual consumer is virtually helpless against fin ancial combinations and monop oly. Only when consumers band together in cooperatives do they have sufficient economic power to secure the goods and services they need at the prices they ought to pay. Casserole meals of lamb, veal, or chicken lend themselves to morning preparation and take care of the vegetable cooking at the same time, so that last-minute beating is all that is necessary for the evening meal. Programs Reveal Musicianship and Dramatic Talents By KATHRYN WOOD The children of groups three and four of Greenbelt Elemen tary School recently held in the music room an amateur hour and concert which displayed quite a bit of talent among the children. Group four put on its amateur Hour opened by Carol Kaufman singing “Swanee River” with Mrs. Anne Michaelis at the piano. This was followed with a dance by Nancy Nagle and Joan Schaeb, Lincoln’s Gettysburg address by Jack Likens, a humorous reading. “The Little Housekeeper" by Patsy Lane, and “Little Boy Blue by Margaret Brown. Frank Bauer and Wayne Bock ert, with the help of several othcr boys, gave a very funny skit in volving a lion tamer, after which Helen Ward recited “Some One”, and Barbara Runion gave a cos tumed tap dance. A trumpet and clarinet duet was given by Billy Goodwin anu Marshall Pywell, which highly pleased the band-conscious young people. Much hilarity accompan ied the “Baby Snooks” skit given by Shirley Caton. Part of Whii ticr’s “Snowbound” wa s present ed as a recitation by Janet Spear man, which was followed by .Amelia Benjamin’s singing oi “Accidently on Purpose.” Sam Downs gave several very con vincing impersonations. Another group skit led by I LOYALTY and CONFIDENCE CO-OP WATCHWORDS For Progress and Growth Be LOYAL to your stores—Shop them first for your needs. Have CONFIDENCE in their future growth and stability. > COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES VARIETY STORE Cooperatives: Your Variety Store 1. Have open membership l'. pi* one vote " as ,n s t° c k many items of 4. Pay patronage dividends on purchases 5. Sell for cash at market prices 6. Are neutral in race, religion and politics 7. Educate constantly Merchandise 8. Expand continuously E X P A N D n° w * s eme u y .... Continuously—but Carefully Cooperatives have two chief objectives. First, a Sheets w$A M balanced economic system that will bring higher stan- TnMrola dards of living. Cooperatives return profits to the con- *OWCIS sumer, raising his buying power. The increase in the r £p average man’s buying power is needed to release the IflllOW machinery that will bring prosperity and higher living "... standards. Second, a stronger and more secure democ- gjßßHßk'' VM AHllllliHllll racy. By giving each person a voice in the control of wk 1 Wear PTS—gl business, cooperatives produce a more capable and i independent citizen who will protect both his political *1 RSIVP fl SIIDS • tfe I and economic right®. 'fSfr * * o„J * Cooperatives must expand to increase their strength UndCfWCJf ; against atthck and to bring savings to consumers on | more regular needs. As cooperatives expand carefully toward these objectives, our democracy will become f __ more effective and safer. They Yt Priced Right! I GREENBELT CONSUMER SERVICES, Inc. ( GREENBELT COOPERATOR Freddy Ward and Wayne Jern berg called “Flat Tires” nearly disrupted the gathering with its comedy. As pilgrim maidens in costume, Margaret Brown and Louise Steinle told their story in song. “Leaning on the Old Top Rail” was sung by Dolores Elliot and Jacqueline Strickler, and Adele Eubank gave a clever ex hibition of acrobatics. “Working on the Railroad” was sung in dramatized form by Dolores Wolf and Carol Kaufman. Musical additions were “School Days”, sung bv Mrs. Farker’s class, “God Bless America,” in which Nelda Goldstein was joined by the audience in the chorus, piano solos by Jane and David Roller, Shirley Caton’s singing of Brahm’s “Lullaby”, with Ruth Cushing at the piano, and Ruth Amess" playing of Beethoven’s Minuet in G. Mistresses of ceremony for the afternoon were Barbara Lyles and Mary Lewis. On the afternoon of October 28, the children of group three had a concert of songs expressing the spirit of autumn, with its changing beauty of flaming leaves. The youthful soloist was Kay Thomas. 10 years old, who gave a program of accordion music. On the wall of the Music Room is a saying from Confucius, which might well be pondered: “When courtesy and music are better understood, there will be no war.” “I have no faith in women.” “Why not?" “I put a matrimonial adver tisement in the paper and one of the replies was from my fiancee.” ANOTHER FIRST Shipping Clerk Rudy Korhonen of the CCW and the warehouse men had plenty to do one day last week. Over and above all the other work, they shipped, for the first time in the wholesale’s his tory, fc'>r large trucks, loaded to the gunwales, to co-op stores in upper Michigan within 24 hours. The loads totaled 98,000 lbs. BILLHIMER & PALMER 1941 FORD 2 dr. Deluxe Sedan “85” “This car can’t be matched” $775 1940 FORD 2 dr. Deluxe Sedan “60” “Quality personified” $525 1939 FORD 2 dr. Deluxe Sedan “85” “Can’t be beat for condition, action”-_sslo EASY TERMS 2 Drs. So. New Court House Evenings and Sunday 5200 Blk., Rhode Island Ave. WA. 0902 ALL WE ASK is that when in the market for a New or Used Car you compare Our Quality and Prices. SELLERS SALES & SERVICE Dodge and Plymouth Automobiles P. A. SELLERS, Prop. Riverdale, Maryland Phone WArfield 6000 _ ~ ■■■>,■■■■ = ■—mmmmmm isi ■■■■■■■ ■■■mm- niimii ii i PAGE THREE Nursery The Parents Board of the Greenbelt Nursery School will hold their regular monthly meeting on November 11 at the home of Mrs, Don Kling, 1-A Ridge Road. A cake raffle will be held and plans for the mid-winter term will be discussed.