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Post War Planning Wins First Battle In House Committee By John Carson Cooperators have won their first big victory in the effort to estab lish an efficient agency for post war planning. The House Commit tee on Labor has reported, favor ably and unanimously, the Voor his-Wagner resolution. It is now before the House for action and the strenous efforts made by some political leaders in the House to bury it have ended in failure. Congressman Mary T. Norton, chairman of the House Committee on Labor, probably will ask the House Committee on Rules grant a special rule now for considera tion of the resolution at a partic uiar time and under conditions which will provide for adequate debate. Congressman Jerry Voor his, author of the House resolu tion, prefers to have a rule estab lished. Chairman Norton could attempt to shove the resolution through the House without a rule but, while that plan would save time, it might imperil the success of the entire effort. Cooperators are entitled to much of the credit for the victory in the preliminary, but most import ant, battle. The resolution was buried in the Committee on Labor. Mrs. Norton and every member of her committee favored it, but Speaker Sam Rayburn, boss of the Democratic party in the House, desired to keep the resolution in the Committee. A speaker usually dominates committee chairmen. Committee chairmen, who are, act ually, sectional party leaders, must obey the Speaker and the Demo cratic floor leader, or risk their political positions. Mrs. Norton, convinced beyond any question that this resolution should be ap proved, i isked her political posi tion by opening the door for her committee to act and the commit tee acted without hesitation. Ray burn still has tremendous power. He can put all kinds of obstacles in the path of this resolution - as he already has - unless coopera tors and others continue to make it clear to their Congressmen that this resolution must he passed. Cooperators, and leaders in the religious organizations, as well as some leaders of labor organiza tions, began to write their Con gressmen several weeks ago and the force behind the resolution be came impressive. “We have never had so much support for a bill or resolution from able and intelligent people as we have had for this one,” said a member of the House Committee. “This has been a remarkable show ing. We have never seen anything like it.” It was that showing of interest which enabled Mrs. Norton to car ry the unanimous vote of her com mittee into the House in support of the measure. When members of the Commit tee on Labor were asked what the next step should be, they said, “Carry on. Everyone interested in this resolution should admire what Mrs. Norton has done and should assure her of support. Your members should write their Con gressmen now to tell them to sup port Mrs. Norton before the Com mittee on Rules of the House and they should send Mrs. Norton or Congressman Voorhis a copy of their letter. You can win this fight if you want to and it may be the most important fight made in the public interest.” Kindergarten Expects To Enroll 200 by Fall A temporary solution to the crowded school conditions has been reached insofar as the kindergar ten is concerned by converting the Hobby Room to kindergarten use. Although the present enrollment of 5 year olds has thus been taken care of, there still exists the prob lem of accomodating those who will be 5 years old before January 1, 1943. Mrs. Mary Jane Kinzer, tenant selection head, said Monday that out of the 300 new homes already occupied, 30 children will be eli gible for kindergarten in Septem ber. “On this basis,” said Mrs. Kinzer, “the remaining 700 homes should produce 70 additional child ren for this class, which, together with the expected 90 from original Greenbelt residents, will bring the total to nearly 300.” The present class has started a project of home building. An in door Victory garden has been Started by the children in conjunc tion with the home project. One Year Ago (From the Cooperator of May 2, 1941) Wallace F. Mabee honored at dinner—G. C. S. to set policy— Greenbelt gets new police car— Picnickers warned on use of Belts ville area—Gun Club admits non residents—Nursery School Board elects officers—Draft law discuss ed by Citizens Association— Warning issued to vandals of gar dens—High school students learn value of well-balanced meals— Chinese Co-ops succeed—Prince George’s County Milk Buyers Club elects new board. Town Manager, Roy Braden, at tended a conference of city mana gers in Greendale, Wis., this week, week. ASK ABOUT FARM BUREAU AUTOMOBILE, LIFE INSURANCE and GENERAL LIABILITY. Cooperative Economic Action has Reduced Insurance Costs Farm Bureau Insurance Companies J. Walsh Barcus Representing Home Office—Columbus, Ohio Greenbelt 5401 1-B Eastway Rd. G. P. IVERSEN COMPANY S - iii| Wholesale Fruits and Vegetables 1211—1213 Maine Ave., S. W. Washington, D. C. National 1125—6—7—8—9 SUPPLIERS TO YOUR FOOD STORE ! tmrmramnrKi Success Story America has always been a land of “suc cess stories”—a land where small beginnings lead to great developments—your Co-op is one of these, and you should be proud of the part you have played in it. Let’s Keep It Going! ... Attend the Quarterly Meeting Wednesday, Nay 6th - 8 p. m. at the School Auditorium It is your opportunity to voice your opinions All Residents of Greenbelt Are Invited—Bring Your Neighbor GREENBELT * CONSUMER SERVICES I tocT 1 GREENBELT COOPERATOR Diphtheria Control Ordered by County .County Commissioners of Prince Georges, sitting as the Board of Health, have ordered more string ent control of diphtheria through out the county, to become effective retroactive to December 1, 1941. The major provision is that re quiring satisfactory evidence of adequate protection or immuniza tion acceptable to the County Health Department prior to ad mission of any child into public schools; with exemption provided children whose physical condition is certified by a licensed registered physician to be such as to pre clude further precaution. For children who are in need of immunization and whose parents are found to be unable to provide the services of a private physician, the facilities of the County Health Department will be made available free of charge. Take a good rest Sunday and come to Citizen’s Association Mon day, Goldenberg's requires the services SALESLADIES for various departments, full time or a few days a week • Greyhound bus comes 2 blocks from store. GOLDENBERG'S 7th and K, N.W. Washington, D. C. VARIETY STORE "|p Baby and Little Tots | Ssjaffil Reign Supreme '/mwI ■ * n our ew *- Baby Goods Department St _ , Blackout Shades omp e e Complete with line of Rollers JUv Women’s , COOKIES-_ 15c I n 1 an A1 wavs 20c I|4 Children’s Fresh 25c LU Anklets I iOc to 25c New Colorful *■ Mmmmmmmt lUc to Zbc Spring and Summer GLASSWAR^^ GREENBELT TiUgH| - save I Saturday, May 2 DOUBLE FEATURE 808 HOPE, B. CROSBY, D. LAMOUR “ROAD TO ZANZIBAR” Comedy AND P. SINGLETON, G. FORD “GO WEST YOUNG LADY” Comedy-Drama Cont. 2:45 Last complete show 8:30 Sunday and Monday, May 3-4 S. TRACY-K. HEPBURN “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” Drama Sun. Cont. 3: Last complete show 9: Mon. 7: 9:05 Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6 H. BOGART, C. VEIDT “ALL THRU THE NIGHT” Drama 7:00—9:00 Thursday, May 7 W. BRENNAN, W. HUSTON “SWAMP WATER” Drama 7:00—9:00 Friday and Saturday, May 8-9 DOUBLE FEATURE J. DURANTE, J. WYMAN “YOU’RE IN THE ARMY NOW” Comedy I AND J. HERVEY, W. GARGAN “BOMBAY CLIPPER” Drama Fri. 7, 8:30 Sat. Cont. 2:45 Last complete show 8:30 GREENBELT CONSUMER SERVICES Inc. May 1, 1942 Electric Bill (Continued from Page 1) to go down the next.” We hope this answers the ques tions of the new residents as well as those of the older ones who may have forgotten the details of electric billing in Greenbelt.