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Volume 7, Number 5 September 18, 1942 Five Cents Scrap Campaign in Greenbelt i Piles Up 35 Tons of Old Metal | For First Week; Children Help About 35 tons of scrap metal and rubber have been col lected already in Greenbelt as the salvage campaign swung into full stride by mid-week. Most of the accumulation is in a heap back of the town nursery near the disposal plant. This stack is 14 feet high, Community Church Has Annual Meeting For Next Thursday September 24 is one of the im portant dates in the calendar of the Greenbelt Community Church, the annual meeting of the Church. “This year, not only has the Church lost heavily by many people being transferred away from Washington, but the Church is feeling the effect of a change in pastorates. Now the Church is beginning to suffer the loss of many who formerly worked in the Church but are now working lon ger hours for the Government. Many are anxious to know the ef fect all these things are having upon the Church.” Was the statement issued by Rev. Wilmer P. Johnston, in announcing the meeting. Will Elect Officers The annual meeting this year will consist of three main features: The reports of the year’s work. The pastor and chairmen of the various committee, including the finance and spiritual and social welfare, will make reports. The planning for the year’s work ahead. This will include the election of officers to serve the Chprch _ for 1943, the adoption of the revised constitution and plans rfarthe future of the Church. In Apvf-the -fact,ithnt- -c ,i --which this Church is to min ister, is growing and due to chang ed conditions under which many will live, the Rev. Wilmer P. Johnston will be expected to pre sent some new plans for meeting these conditions. The “Fellowship” dinner which is to be served at 6:30 p. m. Thurs day, September 24, 1942, in the Community Building, is one of the social events at which all the members and friends of this Church try to get together. They will sing old community songs, meet old friends and make new ones. A dinner is to be served by the Guild of the Church, with tickets at 55 cents for adults •rnd 35 cents for children. A free nursery is provided for the evenirfg. All living in Greenbelt are invited, but reservations must be made not later than Sunday night. They may be made by contacting Mrs. Anna Lewis, phone 4221, Mrs. Daniel Neff, phone 4942, or Rev. Wilmer P. Johnston’s home. Ber wyn 340-M. Co-op Conference Opens Tomorrow Four Greenbelt organizations, representing practically all com mercial enterprise in town, will send representatives tomorrow and Sunday to the Fifth Annual Cooperative Conference. The pro gram will be held on the campus of American University, Wiscon sin and Nebraska Avenues, in Washington. Registration opens Saturday at, 3p. m. in Hurst Hall. Greenbelt Consumer Services, the Greenbelt Cooperator, the Greenbelt Health Association, and the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union, all coopera tive enterprises, will participate in the meetings and exhibits. Frank J. Lastner, president of Consumer Services, will be chair man of the Sunday afternoon session. Outstanding items on the agen da are the dinner meeting Satur day evening at 7:45, folk dancing at 9 o’clock; a panel discussion on “Price Control and Consumer Cooperation” at 10 o’clock Sun day morning; picnic dinner on the campus at 12:30 Sunday; and dis cussion meetings starting Sun day afternoon at 2 o’clock. The jjieetings are open to all. 24 ft. long and 15 ft. wide. Collected by Town The town administration is res ponsible for nearly all of the scrap in the present pile, main tenance crews having combed the town garages, warehouse, and some wooded areas last week. Their efforts were continuing this week as Greenbelt householders started the search throughout clo sets, attics, and yards for rubber and metal articles no longer needed for regular use. Filled to overflowing, the sal vage bins in the Shopping Center are emptied each day. At the close of the week these will be transferred to the Service Station. “This will not indicate the close of the drive,” Civilian Defense Corps Commander Arthur Rys ticken told the Cooperator. “Our salvage of scrap will continue here day by day for the duration.” School Children Will Help Beginning Tuesday groups of elementary school pupils will search the woods for scrap miss ed by the town maintenance crews. This hunt will be part of a hiking program organized by Ben Goldfadden, recreational di rector. Resident Turnover Reaches 32.5 Percent, The Family Selection Office un der the supervision of Mrs. Mary Jape K-ipaer, announces that there has been a 32.5 per cent turn-over of the population in “old” Green belt during the year from Septem ber, 1941, to September, 1942. In the past the turn-over has been approximately 20 per cent per year. Two hundred and four new fam ilies have moved into the town and eighty-four families transfer red from one dwelling to another due to a change in family status. The turn-over in apartments has been much greater than in the houses and the waiting list of two member families, who are eligible for apartments, is now compara tively short. This is attributed to the fact that in many of the two member families applying for apartments both the husband and the wife are working, thus putting them over the income level for en trance. Also, with the increase in birth rate, there are fewer two member families and more three member families who require houses rather than apartments. The general increase in the rate of turn-over is attributed largely to the fact that many men have been taken into the armed service and also as a result of the Federal decentralization plan. These figures are based on the 885 original units in Greenbelt, none of the defense homes being included. “ Patience” Is Plea Re: Stove Burners “Patience” is the of the maintenance department in ans wer to the query as to what should be done about electric stove bur ners which are r.ot working. Harry Walls, head of the main tenance department, says that every attempt is being made to secure new burners as soon as possible. A priority rating has been given for the burners but more time will be needed before they can be obtained. Mr. Walls suggests, meantime, that when the Greenbelt house wife experiences trouble with stove burners she contact the mainten ance department. An electrician will be sent to test the plate to determine whether it must be re placed or whether repairs will put it back into working condition. In many instances the repair crew can take burners from empty houses or apartments and “keep cne jump ahead” of new tenants. I War Bond Total • •*, ,j i In Theater Sales I Goes OverNtj^OO More than SI3OO worth of War bonds and stamps have been sold at the Greenbelt Theater which is participating in the motion pic ture industry’s drive to raise $1,000,000 during the month of September. The management expressed it self as happy to say that this fig ure is greater than expected, and urges Greenbelt residents to con tinue their generous investment. The theater has done its part in the war effort by donating SSO toward the purchase of an ambu lance. The sale of bonds and stamps during the first week of the drive totaled $700; S3OO of which was subscribed on the first two nights. During the period from September 8 to 15, S6OO was sold. The largest single purchase was made by Howard Price, a sailor, who bought four $25 bonds. Manager Jack Fruchtman, wish es to thank the women who have volunteered to sell the bonds and stamps in the theater lobby. Those who are serving are: Mrs. Wiliam Kinsley, Mrs. Helen Cowell, Betty Andrus, Geraldne Andrus, Mrs. Aline Young, Lois DeJaeger, Mary lyn Maryn, Mrs. J. Vella, Mrs. L. Schultze, and Mrs. M Smith. Any one who can help with this work should register at the theater, in asmuch as additional volunteers are needed. 244 Families Move Into New Houses Greenbelt is growing by leaps and bounds, the latest leap taking in 244 new families. Each day for several days this week there have been approximately 25 fa milies moving into new defense homes. When this group is moved in the total number of defense home occupied will be 444, leaving 260 yet to be filled. There will be 154 more homes ready to be oc cupied when the present group is filled. The administration hopes that by the 15th of October all of the defense homes in Greenbelt will be completed so that they can be occupied by the end of that month. Street Dancing Again Tonight The Recreation Department’s new toy, street dancing in the shopping center plaza, was well received by a large and enthu siastic gathering last Saturday evening. Ben Goldfaden announces that there will be a return engagement tonight, a half hour later than last week, 8:30 to 10:30. This later hour was set for the benefit of the many young people who could not get down until after band practice had finished. A few new records have been added, some frisky and some more sedate, to hold the appeal to all ages. There is no charge. Your Paper Your Cooperator should be delivered to your door regular ly every Friday evening be tween 6:30 and 8 o’clock. We have dependable carriers, but should you fail to receive your paper please call 4346. News may be given to Mr. Cooper, phone 4346, or to the Cooperator office, phone 3131 Monday, Tuesday and Wednes day evenings. Advertisements may be given to Mr. Stewart, phone 2491, to Mr. Cooper, or to the Cooper ator office. Persons who would like to work on the staff should see Mr. Cooper at the Cooperator office, room 202, over the drug store, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. 'Varieties' Will Be Second Band Show; October 2 Date Set The Greenbelt Community Band has scheduled the second of its series of four “uniform shows” for October 2 at the Elementary School auditorium. The new show, “Varities”, follows the ice cream social and band concert held September 6. The “Varieties” is to be com posed of members of the band, their parents and other young people and adults of Greenbelt who are interested in furthering the cause of “THEIR” band. In cluded in evening’s program are the Glee Club under the direction of Mrs. Trucksess, John Walker and his “Hill Billy Band”, acor dian solos by Kay Thomas, a sur prise “barber shop” band, dancing acts by local girls directed by Mrs. Lillian Mitchell and Mrs. Doris Anderson, and a comedy act by DeJ ager and Sauls. $5lO Still Needed Information first given to the Cooperator indicated, as published last week, that about $350 was realized from the ice cream social. This, however, was too good to be true and it is now learned that a profit of $52 was made. This leaves about $l5O still to be raised for the needed additional uniforms. Tickets for the “Varieties” are to be made available at the price of 31 cents plus 4 cents Federal tax and may be purchased from any member of the band or the parents board of the Band. Hartford S. Downs, who an nounced the coming show says, “Don’t miss this opportunity to help promote this already estab lished civic organization and at the same time enjoy one of the best evening’s entertainments of the season.” The band accepted an invi tation to play at the Bond Rally at the Hyattsville Theater Thurs day evening. The music makers have been very busy these last weeks but, says Mr. Downs, a thing of this type is a must”, Last Sunday afternoon the band played for the benefit of the patients at Glendale Sanitorium. Program Is Big Hit Of Citizen Meeting The Citizens Association’s first meeting of the season opened to the tune of “God Bless America,” “Dixie”, “Oh Susanna” and other songs accompanied by Walter J. Slocomb, jr., on the organ. The executive committee of the Citizens Association was asked to investigate the use of the gymna sium for the season. One citizen expressed the hope that if the gymnasium could only be opened one or two nights a week it would be open to all men of Greenbelt instead of one particular club which has been the practice for the last season, according to re ports. Stanley Ostler, president of the Citizens Association, will appoint a transportation committee to be patterned after the old committee of last year. Its duties will be to bring riders-and drivers together and work cooperatively with the- Transportation Exchange in the Cooperator. After the business session a pro gram, planned by Mrs. Evelyn Cooper, Mrs. Allen Arness and other members of a new entertain ment committee, was a “huge success”. Master of Ceremonies Radinsky pulled “Truth and Con sequences” out of his magic bag and flung questions at ill-fated persons selected from the audience. Those participating voiced the ob jection that they did not have a chance at anything but the conse quence, but audience and partici pants alike responded, “It was great fun —let us do this again”. Those who were not worried by the tasks of the day and frolic of the evening stayed for a period of folk and square dancing. Some expressed the hope that more such evenings as this would take place soon. The entertain ment committee promised more at the next meeting, the first Monday of October. Defense Council Receives Final Appointments Appointing Cy Turner, Harry Bates, Fred l)e Jager. John Ahaesy and Elmer Na gle to the new Defense Coun cil, the Town Council in its meeting Monday night, Sep tember 14, completed the roster of this advisory body which directs the organiza tion and policies of the Greenbelt Civilian Defense Corps. The other members of the Defense Council, who were appointed previously, are D. R. Steinle, Thomas Freeman, Joseph L. Rogers and Mrs. Leon Benefiel. 26 Arretti Reported Twenty-six arrests were made by the Department of Public Safe ty during the month of August, according to the department’s re port to the Council. In addition, 26 traffic warnings and 17 non traffic warnings were issued. Of the arrests, seven, the largest sin gle type, were for speeding; four were for swimming in the lake; and one was for disorderly con duct. It was necesary to issue 10 warnings for the wearing of shorts in the Shopping Center. A total of $88.50 was forfeited in Town fines and costs and $38.90 in State fines and costs. Adult Education Classes Still Open The first meetings of the adult education clases were held Mon day evening with courses in typ ing, woodwork, Spanish and sew ing proving attractive to the larg est number of people. Shorthand, nutrition, public speaking and standard first aid also drew promising groups. All classes did not have the required 15 people present but it is expected that ad ditional registrations will be re ceived. Miss Aileen Williams will teach classes in shorthand and typing; Mr. Ben O. Sheldon, woodwork; Mrs. Marion Moore, standard first aid; and Mr. Milton Wiksell, pu blic speaking. Final registrations will be received next Monday and instructors for sewing, nutrition, and Spanish will be assigned then if a sufficient number of people show interest in those classes. Public Health Nurse Opens New Office Mrs. Frances Stauffer, public health nurse of Greenbelt, has moved into her new quarters at 2-A Gardenway and is announcing her office hours. From 8 to 8:45 a. m., 12 noon to 1 p. m., and 3:30 to 4:30 each week day Mrs. Stauffer will be in her office. She will make her home calls from 10 to 12 a. m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Every Tuesday at 9 a. m. the' immunization clinic will be held in Mrs. Stauffer’s office and the prenatal classes will meet as usual at 2p. m. Tuesdays. Mothers are invited to bring their babies to be weighed at 4 p. m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Mrs. Stauffer is organizing a Red Cross home nursing class to be conducted Wednesday after noons at 2:15 o’clock beginning September 30. Interested persons are invited to register at 2-A Gardenway now. Dr. Wiliiam M. Eisner is asking that all mothers watch their child ren closely for sore throat and colds. “These two symptons are fore-runners of all communable diseases and a day out of school for a cold may often prevent an epidemic,of some contagious di sease or a case of influenza or pneumonia.” warns the doctor.