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Friday, May 1, 1942
OUR NEIGHBORS By SALLY MEREDITH Hello, Greenbelt: A plan has been suggested to help relieve the loneliness and homesickness of our newcomers. Here’s how it will work. Every other Saturday night, 5 or 6 old residents will each invite several couples of the newcomers and sev eral older couples o their home to get acquuainted with each other. Parties aren’t necessary. Just friendly talks or card games will suffice. You were new here once. You older residents know how long it takes to get acquainted. So, come on, let me hear from you if you’d like to help. And you new Greenbelters—let me hear from you if you’ve any suggestions. You can drop a note through our door over the drug store, or call me on Monday or Tuesday evenings after 8 p. m., at Greenbelt 3131. Or come on down and watch our pap er being put together. If you’re a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, be sure to be on hand at the next meeting Thursday, May 7, at 8 p. m. Plans are going to be dis cussed for the card party Satur day, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. Eben Lash were in town this week, visiting daughter and son-in-law, the Leroy Smiths. They arrived last Saturday. Mrs. Daniel Neff, president of the ommunity Church Guild, an nounced Tuesday that a meeting of the Guild will be held at her home, 3-D Ridge Road, May 6, at 1:30 p. m. Guild Auxiliaries are urged to send their representa tives with reports. A surprise party was given Fri day, April 17, in honor of Miss Mildred Seeger of 4-C Crescent Road, by Mrs. Eva Thomas of 38- E Crescent Road. Miss Seeger is shortly to be married. On Sunday, April 26, Rev. John ston officiated at his first Green belt wedding, that of the former Rachael Long Conrad and Clar ence Goudy, at the home of Mrs. llliam Rupert, 3-E Eastway, Miss Conrad. The bride Monday for Will | Picnic Exp/Klition The pottery class announces plans for a picnic-expedition this Sunday, May 3. The picnickers will start at 9 a. m. from the head quarters at 21 Parkway Road. Anyone who would like to go along is invited, and a good time is guaranteed to all. “Kindly bring your own lunches,” the instructor advises. Monte L. Taeler, the instructor, will show where and how he ob tains the clay used in his class. This should be of special interest to those who have not become ac quainted with the art of pottery making. Those who attend the pic nic and who are not members of the class, will have an opportunity to meet the members and discuss their hobby. Mr. Taeler will ex plain details of pottery-makings while on the venture. Samples of the actual work produced by the students may be seen at the class room. Mr. Taeler has also announced that a site has been chosen for the location of the kiln. As soon as its construction is completed, the ob jects will be baked and glazed. Transportation (Continued from Page 1) ties. The effectiveness of such a citizens body, it is believed, is de pendent on intelligent participa tion by the citizenry in the pre sentation and handling of local questions. What will probably be accepted at the meeting Monday will be pro posals to set up an active commit tee enpowered to represent the citizens of Greenbelt in dealing with, gasoline rationing boards, public transit companies and any agency affecting local transporta tion. The immediate task of this group will be, it is predicted, to place the demands made at the meeting before the Capital Tran sit Company. The committee will probably report back to the people of Greenbelt at another meeting on transportation in the near future. Local residents will be able to keep posted through the Cooper ator on the progress of the effort to solve the transportation prob lem. I HighSchoolChatter | By LOUISE BURKE Here I am—still on the same frequency this week. Suppose you couldn’t fully understand all I said last week. The printer sort of overlooked the last part of it, which explained everything (al most) that I said. All that dwelling in the ether was the resdlt of my studying electricity and radio and such in physics, lately, and “I’s got that spirit in me, boy, yes indeed!” The part that was left out was about the track meet last Wednesday. You probably wondered why so many people were wandering around Greenbelt that afternoon. The reason was that we got out of school about 12:30 and shortly after just about every one went down to Braden Field for the meet. Two other schools should have been there, Laurel and Bowie. Bowie showed up but Laurel had no means of trans portation. The meet was held nevertheless. Greenbelt won the boys’ soft ball, girls’ volley ball, and boys’ volley ball; while we lost the girls’ soft ball. ♦ * * Hey! All you parents—this is to remind you that the last P. T. A. meeting of this school year will be held next Tuesday night. A very interesting program is being arranged by the various clubs. As you know, the clubs meet during the first hour on Wednesday morning. Each club will in some way explain and dis play their activities. One mem ber of each club will give a five minute explanation of their re spective club, as a part of the program. So don’t miss this meeting which was held earlier in the year for the parents to visit their children’s classes. * * * Well, here goes on some of the stuff that Bill Schoeb and Henry McFarland like as reading material . . . For a starter I’d just like to mention one little thing about Bill and Henry and few more of their friends. Last Sunday those poor boys were given a bum steer. From what I could gather they were search ing for a cute little blond all day and finally found out that somebody was just trying to oc cupy their time . . . Oh, and say you haven’t seen much lately if you missed seeing “the eligible bachelor” Nanna and Blake Palmer waging war and all on the account of a certain Carolyn Reed . . . By the way, Bobby Hall, who was that girl I saw you with down at the bus depot the other afternoon and what WERE you doing? . . . During the last week or so our poor teachers haven’t had much time to themselves what with sugar rationing and the like . . . Miss Younger along with all the other troubles has the senior play on her mind, too. Every time we had a practice last week she wold grab a bite to eat and rush over to the auditorium in the nick of time to begin practicing . . . Speaking of theatricals, 1 saw quite a few Greenbelt people at the minstrel in the Hyattsville Elementary School last Friday. It was presented by the Knights of the Cross which has several Greenbelt boys as members. Those from Greenbelt and the high school who had a part in it were Bill Baxter, Joe Brosmer, Elden Lewis, two of the McCollum boys, Parker Bogan and Dick Burke. Several of these boys rendered musical selections in a manner that surprised many present. * * * P. S.—For the inside on all the high school dope get a hold of one of those “Pioneers” that will come out next week. B. Scout Dance Tomorrow A seven-piece orchestra will play for the Boy Scout dance to morrow night at 9 p.m. in the Auditorium, funds for which are to be used to finance camping expeditions. A committee, headed by Leon Benefiel, is conducting the affair. Tickets are on sale at 50c per person. L. S. BRIGGS, Inc. Quality Meat Products MADE IN WASHINGTON SOLD IN YOUR GREENBELT FOOD STORE GREENBELT COOPERATOR Timely Facts for Consumers Intelligent Consumption Makes for Better, Happier Living. (Editors note: We believe that since there has been so much said on the subject of recent Government orders on clothing it is ofjhr right that the whole story be told. You have been given par®® this list but we have never seen the whole “Can-do, can’t-do” set up in print before so here it is right straight from the OPA.) GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON ALL GARMENTS 1. Not more than two articles of apparel at one unit price. 2. No dress may be sold with a jacket, bolero, cape, coat, or redingote at a unit price. 3. No French cuffs on sleeves. 4. No double material yokes. 5. No baloon, dolman, or leg-of mutton sleeves. 6. No fabrics which have been reduced from normal width or length by all-over tucking, shir ring, pleating, except for minor trimmnigs. 7. No inside pockets of wool cloth. 8. No patch pockets of wool cloth on a lined wool garment. 9. No interlinings containing any virgin or reprocessed wool. COATS 1. No cuffs. 2. No wool evening wraps. 3. No wool linings. 4. No sleevs cut on the bias. 5. No belt wider than 2 inches. 6. No wool cloth lining under fur trimming. 7. No hem more than 2 inches. 8. Maximum lengths for size 16, with other lengths in proportion to size: 42 inches for a box coat, 43 inches for a fitted ocat. This compares with a present average length of 41 to 42 inches for a box coat, and 42 to 43 inches for a fitted coat. 9. Maximum sweeps for size 16, with other measurements in proportion to size: 60 inches for a box coat, and 70 inches for a fitted ocat. This compares with present range of 58 to 65 inches for a box coat, and 68 to 80 inches for a fitted coat. DRESSES 1. No sleevs wider than 14 inches in circumference for a size 16. 2. No hoods, shawls, capes, scarfs, petticoats, overskits, or aprons made with dress. 3. No belt more than 2 inches wide. 4. No hems of more than 2 inches. 5. Maximum length of size 16 dresses, with proportionate lengths for othe rsizes: 43 inches, com pared with present range of 4114 to 44 inches. 6. Maximum sweeps for size 16: (a) Rayon and cotton—73 in ches. Present lengths vary from 66 to 96 inches. (b) .Wool (9 ounces and less) — 75 inches. Present lengths, 66 to 96 inches. (c) Wool over 9 ounces—64 inches. Present lengths, 66 to 96 inches. Value of Excursions Explained to P-TA An informal discussion of ex cursions between pupils and teach ers was a feature of the Parent- Teachers Association meeting April 27. Mrs. Rowena Whittaker spoke on the need for excursions which give concrete experience in the topic under discussion in school work—a most effective way for the children to become better ac quainted with community life and to increase their appreciation of world around them. The excursion may be close at hand such as a trip to the school kitchen or fur nace room, which may supplement studies in steel used in making the equipment or the manufacture of electricity for power. Miss Mattie Mae Willieford ex plained how the material gathered forms a basis for later evaluation of the material under considera tion. “If the experience has been EVENING DRESSES 1. No overskirts or aprons. 2. No wool evening dresses. 3. No belt or sash more than 2 inches. 4. No hoods. 5. No slips with dresses of nontransparent materials. 6. Maximum length for size 16 —59 inches. Present average is 59 to 61 inches. 7. Maximum sweep for all sizes, 144 inches. Present average, 130 to 216 inches. SUITS, JACKETS, and SKIRTS 1. Length of suit skirts, 28 inches (present range, 26 to 28 inches). 2. Length of jackets, 25 inches (present range, 23 to 27 inches). 3. Sweep of suit skirts, made of fool material of 9 ounces and under, 72 inches; made of wool material of over 9 ounces, 64 inches. This wool compares with present range of 54 to 86 inches. 4. No hems of more than 2 inches. 5. Other restrictions on skirts: (a) matching or contrasting belts. (b) No wool-lined skirts. (c) No evening skirts of wool. (d) No hems exceeding 2 inches. 6. Other restrictions on jackets: (a) No jackets longer than 25 inches for size 16; present lengths 23 inches to 27 inches. (b) No vents, no bi-sweep, no Norfolk styles. (c) no bias cut sleeves. (d) No cuffs. (e) No hoods, capes, scarfs, muffs, bags, or vests with packets. SLACKS 1. No cuffs. 2. No patch pockets or flaps. 3. No belts. 4. No slacks measuring more than 4414 inches outseam meas urements nor more than 19 inches at the bottom—present average bottoms measure from 19 inches to 22 inches. BLOUSES 1. No hoods or scarfs. 2. No more than one patch pocket. 3. No blouse larger than 22 inches for a size 32; present aver age 21 inches to 23 inches. CHILDREN’S Same general specifications as on all other garments with proper gradations for lengths and sweeps for the various size ranges OTHER GENERAL RESTRICTIONS 1. No pants or leggings with coats in the teen age range, 10-16. 2. No hoods on wool coats. 3. No separate hoods on snow suits. 4. No hats or caps with coats. a vital one to the child the growth derived is evident,” said Miss Willieford. Miss Gwynn emphasized the im portance of preparation for the excursion as to what to expect and look for such as in a planned class visit to a grocery store. The study of foods which has been under taken in the elementary group this past year has proved of timely importance. Allan Arness, speaking for Mrs. Genevieve Gerrit’s room which has sponsored the Defense Stamp booth, said that in 14 days of sales a total of $355.30 has been sold. Allan explained the chart which his room has developed, and it’s slogan for this week, “A stamp a day keeps the Axis away.” STRAWBERRY ROYALE f ICE CREAM Smooth, Sealtest Vanilla Ice Cream rippled through with streams of ripe, juicy Strawberries. O' -// • • Enjoy this delicious ice cream while it’s in j season. Your South ern Dairies dealer has it now. PAGE THREE Community Church On Sunday the people of Green belt will have an opportunity of hearing a great man speak on a great subject. Dr. Charles G. Abbot, secretary of the Smithso nian Institution, one of the lead ing scientists in the world, and also one of the most devout church men in America, will speak at the 11 o’clock service. Dr. Abbot will preach the ser mon that he preached at the First Congregational Church, in the presence of many scientists, on Easter Sunday. This sermon will embody what a modern scientist and a modern church man thinks of immortality. Th j high school faculty and the high school student body are especially invited to hear this discourse. Wednesday at 8 p.m., the mid week service will be held especially for those who cannot attend the Sunday morning service and for those who desire a midweek serv ice. This Wednesday all those who live at 36 and 42 Ridge Road are invited as the special guests of the church. After a short de votional service an informal recep tion will be heia in their honor. The officers and teachef*s of the church school are to serve as spe cial host and hostess on this occa sion. All members and friends of the church are invited to be pres ent. The church choir will meet to night for rehearsal at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Griggs, 11-F Ridge Road. Tomorrow the junior choir un der the direction of Mrs. Donald Herwich will meet for reheaisal in the music room of the school building. At 3:30 tomorrow all the friends and members of the chuich are in vited to attend the minister’s gar den party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, 8814 Edmonston Road. The men are invited to bring along their hoe, shovel, axe or saw. The women are invited to bring a covered dish. All are in invited as this is to be one of the events of the Community Church this spring. Sunday, May 10, is to be Moth er’s Day. The church is planning among other things for this day a gift for the oldest mother pres ent, the youngest mother present and for the mother having the greatest number of children and grandchildren. Hebrew Congregation Hebrew Congregation services will be held tonight at 9 p.m. in the music room of the Elementary School. A farewell party was given Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein following serv ices last Friday night. The next meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Wed nesday, May 6, at the home of Mrs. Florance Treadwell. Any one desiring information about the Sunday school may con tact President Bernard Trattler, 3362. Classified Ads FOR SALE For Sale: A few tomato, broccoli and pepper plant*. A. J. Carson, 18-T Ridge Road. Three - quarter violin; two goose feather pillows. Phone 5321. For Sale: Breakfast set, porcelain top table, three chairs—ss. 45-S Ridge Road. Greenbelt 4696.