Published Every Thursday By The Greenbelt Cooperative Publishing Association, Inc., 9 Parkway, Greenbelt, Maryland

Vol. 18, No. 20



Greenbelt, Maryland, Thursday, December 24, 1953

Improved Hot Water Service Near For Over 300 Frame Home Units

By Russell Greenbaum

Work on improving the hot water return system of the defense homes is progressing much faster than anticipated, Paul Campbell, manager of the Greenbelt Veteran Housing Corporation, told the GVHC board of directors Monday night, December 21.

The hot water return lines orig- inally installed during the war consisted of galvanized pipe since copper tubing was critical at that time. The. galvanized lines have built up a deposit to the extent that for many periods of the day a number of the defense home are unable to obtain hot water due to lack of complete circulation.

The work of replacing the -clog- ged galvanized pipe with copper tubing began early this month after an appropriation of $15,000 by GVHC for this purpose, It is expected that the return lines from two boiler house units will be com- pletely cleared very shortly. That will give between 300 and 400 families in the frame dwellings greatly improved hot water ‘serv- ice.

The remainder of the work will be contracted for as soon as bids have been received from various engineering companies for the job.

Closing Open Garages

The matter of a policy on the closing of open garages was also brought before the board, which stated no doors could be placed on open garages without specific per- mission from GVHC. Futher- more, such doors must be con- _ strueted according to GVHC spe- cifications, and it is to be under- stood that the garage must be used for the storage of an automobile.

A garage attached to one of the GVHC apartment units on Park- way has already been enclosed ac- cording The board considers it an excellent job and feels that it should serve as model for those planning to construct such enclosures. All work must be done at the expense of the member, but there will be no increase in the rent on the garage.

Injunction Against Bryan

Further progress on GVHC's case against Allan A. Bryan of 2-E£ Northway, who conducts a mov- ing business from his place of residence, was announced by GVHC's generai counsel, Abra- ham Chasanow. The court issued an injunction against Bryan on Monday, December 21 on the basis that his business is conducted so as to constitute a public nuisance

Two contracts were renewed by the board. GVHC’s insurance cov- crage with the Farm Bureau In- surance Co. was renewed for an- other year. The corporation is in- sured for more tran six million dollars.

The services of Chasanow as general counsel for GVHC was also continued for another year. The agreement includes a clause whereby either party can termi- nate the contract upon 60 days notice. ?

It was decided that a_ special membership meeting will be called for Wednesday night, January 27, at the Center school to discuss GVHC’s budget for the coming year.

Drop-iInn Data

By Ann Miller

The New Year Dance this year Will be held at the Drop-Inn. Ad- qmission will be 50 cents stag and $1.00 drag. The time - from 9 to 12:30. Refreshments will be sold. Will the girls who took the cur- tains home to wash please bring them back to the Drop-Inn?

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Miller Heads Elections, Nomination Committee

The results of the election. of the GVHC elections and nomina- tions committee held at the last membership meeting reveal that Raiph G. Miller received the most votes. Miller will act as tempo- rary chairman until the group elects a permanent chairman.

Others elected to the committee were Richard O. Taylor, Ralph Neumann, Nathan Shinderman, and Joseph Comproni. There was a tie for the fifth position between Comproni and J. Walsh Barcus. However, Barcus withdrew in fa- vor of Comproni in order to avoid the necessity of a run-off.

GCS Employees Enjoy Annual Yuletide Party

Over 400 employees of Greenbelt ©

Consumer Services and their fam- ilies enjoyed the annual Christ- mas Party given them by the board of directors at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, Decem-

affair were Mayor and Mrs. Frank Lastner, and Councilmen James Wolfe and Ben Goldfaden and their wivees. Music was provided by Van Camp and his orchestra, with entertainment by a Hawaiian dancer, a ventriloquist, and a ma- zZician. Surprise entertainment was furnished by Charlie Johnson of the meat department of the Greenbelt Supermarket.

Highlight of the evening was the award to Mrs. Tavenner of the Greenbelt Variety Store of a bracelet for 10 years service witn GCS, presented by President Walter Bierwagen. Chairman of the Arrangements Committee for the party was Sam Schwimer of the board, assisted by Ben Rosen- zweig, Harry Zubkoff, and Frank Lewis. Other members of the board, and their wives, and other housewives in Greenbelt, cooked the turkeys, hams, and roasts, and helped serve food to the employees.


The Teen-Age Sodality of St. Hugh’s parish will hold a Christ- mas holiday dance on Tuesday, December 29 from 8:30 until mid- night. The Offbeats will furnish music for dancing. Tickets for the dance, which will be held in St. Hugh’s parish hall, may be pur- chased’ from any member of the Teen-age Sodality or at the door. Refreshments will be served dur- ing the evening.


In making the announcement in last week’s Cooperator that the GVHC home and grounds improvement committee was seeking members, the telephone number of Elliot Bukzin, chair- man of the committee, was in error. His correct phone: num-: ber is GRanite 4-3751. All those interested in joining this com- mittee. should call that number.

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Laurie Maffay Chosen For Honor Society

Laurie Maffay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Maffay, is Green- belt’s cnly Senior Class candidate this year for membership in the Northwestern High School Chap- ter of the National Honor Society. Ten percent of the senior class is elected each year and Laurie is one of the group chosen for this signal honor. Another ex-Green- belter, Fatricia Giersch, was also elected to membership.

Membership in the National Honor Society is a goal which all high school seniors and jjuniors should strive to reach, since elec- tion into this society means that the student has not only attained a high degree of scholastic achievement, but has also shown outstanding qualities of leadership and good citizenship which should stand him well later in life. To

ea Studer Pmust average “RB” or better in studies, and must participate in school activities. Personality and character are also prime considerations. Juniors as well as Seniors are eligible for membership. A group from the Junior class is elected for mem- high school seniors and juniors will form the nucleus of the chap- ter when the present Senior class group is graduated in June.

The National Honor Society was founded back in the twenties by the Association of Secondary School Principals, a subsidiary of the American Education Associa- tion. Northwestern’s chapter be- gan operating the first year of the school’s existence in 1951.


Various projects are carried out by school chapters. Scholarship funds have been established by some of the older chapters and it is Northwestern’s hope that in the near future it may be able to es- tablish such a fund. One of the projects now being undertaken by the school chapter is selling sta- tionery printed with the Univer- sity of Maryland insignia. Money earned by the project will finance a tea usually given in May for the parents of chapter members. An- other project conducted by chap- bership in February and this group ter members is handling a _ lost- and-found. service at the school.


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"54 City Budget Cut To $303,764; Real Property Tax Set At $2.14

By I. J. Parker The 1954 budget, calling for expenditures of $303,764.50, was given final approval by the city council last Monday night. A new tax rate on real property of $2.143 per $100 assessed valuation was established and the personal property tax on business was. raised

to $2.

The proposed budget figure presented by city manager

Charles McDonald of $329,866 was cut $26,102.

It is expected that $146,359.50 will be received from real property taxes, with the remaining $157,405 coming from other sources. The new personal property tax is ex- pected to bring an additional $4,500.

New Assessment Disclosed

The new assessment by the county on Greenbelt property was announced; new total assessed valuation . of taxable Greenbelt property is $6,828, 267. Property of yreenbelt Veteran Housing Cor- poration (improved property) is assessed at $5,445,820, and the un- developed land is assessed at $103,- 670. The remaining property as- sessemnt figures were classified confidential by McDonald and not disclosed.

Band Cut; Raised

A last-minute consideration of the budget resulted in a cut of $3700. A $300 saving was accom- plished by cutting the Ban appro- priation from the budget by using $625 from “part-time help” funds in the recreation department for payment cf half the band-lader’s salary. After a written appeal by Vincent Caruso for municipal as~ sistance to the band, the council decided to use recreation money to help the Band. (It was dis- closed that the -band-leader gets $15 for two hours; part-time rec dep help gets $1.25 an hour.) The move was approved with Council- man James Wolfe and Mayor Frank Lastner dissenting. As a result of the appropriation, the city will not participate in repair

Baptists Plan First

Baptismal Service

The Greenbelt Baptist Chapel plans its first Baptismal Service next Sunday afternoon, December 27 at 4 pm. at the sponsoring church, First Baptist Church of Hyattsville, 42nd and Longfellow Street. Mrs. Wm. J. Crowder, the chapel pianist, will be at the or- gan, and Albert Niemeyer will lead the music. Dr. William J. Crowd- er, the Pastor, will baptize several candidates.

Judges Announced For Home Lighting Contest

Judges for the Lions Club Home Lighting contest will be Gwynne Gerhoff, George King, Eddie Moody, Joe De Prato, and Barbara Schenck, according to an an- nouncement by Allan Chotiner, principal of the Greenbelt Junior High School.

The judges will tour the entire city of Greenbelt+ on Saturday night following Christmas day to determine which home is most at- tractively decorated.

The winner will receive a $25 war bond to be awarded by the Greenbelt Lions Club. Lions Club President “Spud” Clay thas stated that he hopes many residents will take part in this effort to make our town attractive. Entry blanks do not need to be filled out for this event, he added.

eens of the band instruments, which the city owns.

Anotiier $2500 reduction ‘was mae by cutting the street sani- tation appropriation. The council fel tthat the “transition” of mov- ing residents is about over and the special problems due to large trash piies have heen diminished consid- erably.

Library Cut

The library appropriation was cut $622, from new book purchas- es; only dissenter, Wolfe. The shelf space for new books was con- sidered by the council as inade- quate to hold the amount of new pooks anticipated by the proposed figure. A move to cut $150 from “conferences” for the _ librarian was defeated, 3-2.

“Conferences” for the mayor and council was cut in half and $250 was lopped from the budget. The remaining amount was con- sidered adequate for council at- tendance at necessary meetings of civic associations.

Development Theme

The meeting was marked by 2 determined effort to lower the tax rate to a figure which would en- hance the future development of Greenbelt, particularly the new housing projects underway at pres- ent. In veting dgainst the raise in personal property taxes, Last- ner declared - “I am voting no, as I have felt now and previously increase is detrimental to new industry and businessse com- ing into Greenbelt. My interest has been in a reduction of tax

' rates, notan increase.’

Off the cuff - The council was entertained by the Greenbelt Band playing Christmas carols during the early part of the meeting while the Band appropriation was being discussed. One councilman stated - “maybe we should have given them more money” . another official declared - “It sounds like we've given them too darn mucn already!” . . A Christmas card was received by the council from Mrs. Gladys Long, ex-Greenbelter and frequent visitor to council meetings before she moved.

City clerk Winfield MeCamy was a few minutes late and city man- ager Charles McDonald filled in aking notes. Mayor Lastner, in a jovial mood, referred to McDon- ald as Madame Clerk ... the coun- cil and press were invited to an installation of officers of the Izaak Walton League in the Athletic Club, Saturday night, January 16. Edgar Swisher extended the in- vite. . Personal property tax may bring iess money if stoves and refrigerators are passed by GVIIC to individual ownership, as anticipated by January 1. But additional equipment and im- provements by PEPCO may bring the sum back up... . It’s always a happy sight to see McDonald get out his slide rule and figure the tax rate; a sort of annual ritual. Guesses on the result of dividing $146,359.50 by $6,828,267 were all close, but no one got the cigar! (If the decimal points confuse you,

.Gdon’t forget the rate is per $100. . .)

GVHC will pay about $28,000 less to the city next year in taxes, a nice Christmas present. But, it will pay more to the county be- cause of the new assessment... .


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Vol. 18 Thursday, December 24, 1953 No. 20

The Christmas Spirit

You can see it in the eyes of the children and read it in the faces of the people on the street corners. You can hear it in the pealing of the church bells and in carols of the season when men’s minds and hearts are filled with the message that has echoed down through the dark centuries to offer comfort and hope to men of all times,

This is the wonder and the miracle of Christmas. Evil mén have tried to destroy its meaning, thoughtless men have tried to obscure the message or use it for their own ends, but somehow it persists and the promise it offers today is as bright as when it was first made. It shines in every deed of sacrifice and love, it is still a beacon to men who seek only peace and who will follow its light through their lives on the long journey forward to their final rest.

Decision for Darkness

Most men are able to make the vital decisions in their lives without fanfare or publicity. The twenty-two young Americans who have elected to remain in Korea with their Communist captors have had the eyes of the world focused upon them while they were making up their minds: They had a chance to stand up and testify to freedom; instead they renounced their country.

It is hard to understand the thinking of these deluded Ameri- cans. They must have witnessed the treatment given their fellow prisoners who refused to fali for the Communist line. They must

_-The time may come when they will regret their decision. It is likely that when that time comes, however, it will be too late for them to salvage the liberty they have forfeited with apparent indifference,

Americans can sympathize with the parents and the loved ones of these men whose minds have been poisoned by the Communists. It is always tragic to look upon men who have turned their eyes away from the light and entered into the kind of darkness which can consume them.


“How far that little candle throws its beam’, says an old poem. It could be paraphrased, if unpoetically, to read, “How far the con- sequences of a strike extend”’.

The New York newspaper strike, which deprived the world’s second largest city of its principal media of information and adver- tising for 11 days, is a perfect example. Moreover, it illustrated how unique a place the newspapers hold in a community.

The strike was brought by a photoengravers’ union which has 400-odd members employed on the major New York papers. Ac- tually, only 207 votes were cast in favor of the strike, but it was a majority. The papers, of course, could have appeared without pictures but other unions honored the engravers’ picket lines and made publication impossible. ;

As a result, some 20,000 people were temporarily forced out of work, and a very large payroll was temporarily suspended. And a huge amount of holiday advertising business was lost. ,

This was only the beginning. To most stores, the newspaper is the dominant factor in advertising. It is the top medium for visually offering goods to vast numbers of potential buyers. No one will ever know how much retail business was lost because of the strike but many store executives are sure it was substantial. Time was bought on radio and TV stations. But these media are

‘of only limited value to retailers for the most part and, on top of

that, relatively little desirable time was available.

New York City has 10,000 newsstands and.about 2,500 of them shut down entirely. All of the rest, naturally, suffered from the lack of papers to sell, which are the backbone of the business. Movie theatres and sports arenas had no effective means of pub- licizing their attractions.

Finally, of course, the public, which buys 5,000,000 copies a day of the New York papers, was discomfited. The newsmagazines diverted extra copies into the city, but there were not enough of them to meet the demand and they did not carry news with the local slant. ;

Whether or not the photoengravers’ wage and other demands were justified is a matter of argument. But there can be no argu- ment about the fact that the action of a very small number of peo- ple in a case like this can directly affect the lives of many millions. New Yorkers, today, really appreciate their newspapers.

By Dorothy McGee, phene 8083

A “thank you” to Sunday Schoo! Director Hoffman of the Mowatt Methodist Church who. supplied a Santa Claus suit to the North End kindergarten for their class party on Tuesday.

Back from Florida last weekend were the Abe Chasnoffs, the Mor- ton Berozas and the Harold Ten- enbaums. The three families, who left at Thanksgiving for Miami Beach enjoyed their holiday to- gether.

Officer John Hoffman, of the Park Police in Washington is glad to be home again at 2-B)Southway after spending eleven weeks in Emergency Hospital. (While on his motoreycle, his leg was badly broken in a collision.

Attending the Silver Tea last Sunday afternoon, in honor of Dr. H. C. Byrd, candidate for the nomination of the governor af Maryland in 1954, were Greenbelt- ers Miriam Solomon and Rae AIl- gaze. The tea was held at the Hyattsville home of Mrs. Irma Bogdanoft, president of the Prince Georges County Council of Demo- cratic Women.

The annual Xmas party and in- vestiture ceremony for Brownie Troop 42, held last Monday, also served as a farewell for Willerine Taylor whose family will be mov- ing- to their new farm in North Carolina next Monday. It was also a birthday party for Patricia O’Connel, whose mother sent a beautiful angel food cake for the eccasion. Barbara Brubaker, an- other member of the troop, is cele- brating her birthday at home on December 23.

Jay Herman Givans of 22-A Parkway, certified public ac- countant, has been elected a mem- ber of the American Institute of Accountants, national professional society of CPA’s. Givans is asso- ciated with the Washington office of Price Waterhouse & Co.

New residents at 2-H Plateau are Mr. and Mrs. 'Thomas R. Small- wood, whose marriage took place December 12. Mrs. Smallwood is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. K. Summers of Glenn Dale and a cousin of former editor of The Cooperator Sally Meredith.

At this season of the year, when thoughts of others are uppermost in our minds, it is good to know that our young people in the Greenbelt Junior High are, the year around, making a reality of the words, “Love Thy Neighbor,” by their projects of help to needy families in this area, contributions to “CARE” and by the adoption of a war orphan two years ago. The following excerpts are from an ar- ticle about their adopted daughter,

written by Dana Perelzweig for

the school paper. “Jutta Krajah was torn ini Lithuania and while still wery young was left parent- less. During the second . World War her doctor mother and scien- tist father were sent to concentra- tion camps. Jutta had to live with

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her grandparents, who too, were affected badly by the war. Many times she went without food and her clothing was ‘always inade- quate. But although orphaned and Geprived of mecessities Jutta had spirit. She worked hard in school and did very weil. She took her theres with a light heart and was a great help to her rapidly aging grandmother. Then, a short while after Jutta’s eighth birthday, she was told that she had been adopt- ed. Jutta was very happy and has written many times to thank us. In her letters sible also tells of her progress in piano, and of her ev- eryday life in general. We pay $180 a year to support her. In ad- dition, “we send birthday and Christmas presents annually. Just recently we sent her a paint set, crayons, and <lrawing pad.” From Del and Millie Mesner, who moved to Nebraska five years ago, comes their Christmas letter, with news of themselves and an exchange of thoughts. Del is working with the Psychiatric In- stitute in Omaha and has ‘enjoyed serving on the American Friends Service Comniittee. Besides Patti and Tomi, who were born here, the Mesners now have two other chil- dren, Larry and Susan, I'm hap- py to send along the thoughtful words that close their letter. “Ours is a great country, not only ma- terlally, but there is ae real strength in the educational and religious sphere of the lives of people about us. If only the rest of the peoples of the world could share the health, educational and economic advantages that make



life something more than sheer

drudgery or even worse, starva- tion.

“Along with thinking people ev- erywhere we have been greatly dis- turbed at the assault in this coun- try upon individuals’ freedom to think, speak and write as each sees fit. Those who would force all political. economic and social (not religious, as yet) thinking into one narrow channel strike at the roots of our democratic and spiritual heritage.

“The greatest problem facing humanity today is how to bridge the surging tide of nationalism, to solve our international problems without war and achieve the great- est blessing that could come to this world - - Peace on Earth Good- will among Men.”

The essence of the Christmas spirit are in those closing words, “Teace on Earth Goodwill among Men,” a spirit that belongs to no single season or place, but lives wherever there is the joy of giving, in such a simple thing as helping a weary old man trudging home with his groceries. It lives wherever there is love and com- passion for others; wherever there is tolerance and freedom from prejudice against those, who, for one reason or another are different from us. For, as an English poet wrote, more than a hundred years ago, “The dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.”

Happy Holiday to Everyone!


We would like to express the heartfelt gratitude of Mrs. E. C. Johnston and her family for the expert and- gentle care and con- Sideraiion given her by the Green- belt Rescue Squad and Police Offi- cers Attick and Green. The com- fort given Mrs. Jonston in her re- cent need couldn’t have been kind- er, Many thanks.

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Erie T. Braund, Robert C. Hull Ministers Elizabeth Goetze Minister of Music

Thursday, December 24, 11 p.m., Christmas Eve Service of Holy Comniunion and reception of new members. Traditional music to be sung by the Chancel Choir and Mrs. Edna White, soloist, at. this service will include: “O Holy Night!”, “Lo, How a Rose”, and “T Wonder as I Wander” and the hymns: “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”, “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World”.

Iriday, December 25, 10:30 a.m., Christmas morning service of Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Baptism. Parents wishing to have a child baptized are asked to call the minister in advance.

Sunday, December 27, 9 and 11 a.m., Church worship and preach- ing. Sermon by Mr. Braund: “Sighting New Positions from Old Landmarks”.

Coffee hour will follow the 11 o’clock service. Church School and evening youth groups as usual.


Rev. Victor J. Dowgiallo, Pastor GR. 3-5911 Confessions: Saturday afternoon from 4 to 5 for children and in the

evening from 8 to 9 for adults,

Sunday: Masses: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and li am. This is Family Com- munion Sunday.

Baptisms: Sunday, 1 p.m. Please contact Father Dowgiallo before- hand.

Wednesday: Novena services fol- lowed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 8 p.m.

Thursday. Confessions will be heard from 4 to 5 in the afternoon; in the evening from 7 to 8 and again after the Holy Hour which will be held from 8 until 9 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Masses will be offered at 7:80, 8:30, 9:30 and 11 am. This is the First Friday of the month and also a Holy Day of obligation for all Catholics.

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©. R. Strausburg, Minister Harry B. Miles, Associate Minister Services at North End School GR. 3-4863 Sunday, December 27 - 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, North End School, Richard Hoffman, Superintendent. Classes for all ages. 11 a.m., Wor- ship and Sermon by the Minister. Subject: “Why Not?” Both Jun- ior and Senior choirs will give spe- cial selections of Christmas music. All Sunday services are held at the North End School.


Meeting in Center School Rev. Wm. J. Crowder, Ph.D. Acting Pastor Telephone GR. 3-4844 Sunday, December 27 - 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, J. S. Stewart, Su- perintendent. Classes for all ages. li am., Morning Worship service. Sermon - “His Second Coming.” Nursery for babies and small chil-

dren meintained during Sunday School and Morning Worship: 4 p.m., Baptismal Service, First

Baptist Church, Hyattsville, 42nd and Longfellow Street. 7 p.m., Training Fellowship, followed by Evening Service at 8 p.m., the Pas- tor speaking on the theme, “Three Things That Never Return.”

Thursday, December 31 - Prayer Service.


My eternal gratitude to every- one who had anything to do what: soever with making the jubilee celebration of my twenty-fifth an- niversary in the holy priesthood such a happy and outstanding af- fair.

Sincerely, Father Dowgiallo, Pastor St. Hugh’s Catholic Church.

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1946 FORD $395 2-Docr Sedan (eight), dove gray, seat covers, radio and heater. Excellent tires and quiet motor. Clean inside and out.

1951 FORD $895 4-Door (six). A real gas saver. Light blue, radio and heater, low mileage. A beautiful car.

1949 STUDEBAKER $625 4-Door Land Cruiser. Powder blue, mew rubber, radio and heater, seat covers. In nice con- dition. Former owner Frank Barrick in Greenbelt.

1948 DESOTO $645

Club Cpe. Clean car inside and

out. Blue, radio and heater.

Clean as a hound’s tooth.

1949 CROSLEY. Station Wagon. Maroon and white, heater, cast iron engine. Runs good, looks good.

1942 OLDSMOBILE $145

4-Door Sedan. Runs sgt sound motor.

1939 FORD $175

2-Door Sedan. Good transporta- tion.

1947 FRAZER $195

4-Door. Looks good, quiet en- gine.



1% Ton. Cab and chassis. New paint, no dents, good rubber. Engine sounds and runs like a new one. Clean from stem to


1952 DODGE ~ $775 114 Ton. Panel. Green, radio, spot and heater, three new tires. In perfect condition.

1946 DODGE $375 1144 Ton. Cab and chassis. Very good rubber. This truck is in tip top condition. No dents.

1948 REO $495 2% Ton. Stake Steel Body. Heater. In fine mechanical con- dition. IT'wo front tires brand new, rear tires very good.

1946 CHEVROLET $245 1% Ton. Flat Bed. Runs good, rubber not bad.


All cars and trucks carry my special guarantee. Bank inter-

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(Above) Mrs. N. Schein protests library transfer at public budget hearing while city council (right)

listens’ attentively. (Above right) Council-

man Rebert Hurst relaxes

after the hearing.

December 24, 1953


(Above left) Cooperator Staff member _ Ruseell Greenbaum signs up un- identified subscriber while Parker (right) smiles win-


(Left) Peggy Markfield pauses a moment to smile at the Cooperator envelope

stuffing party.

(Above) Ex-Greenbelters Doris and Sol Mednick at the JCC Dance _ while Jerry Pines (Below) acts

as Master of Ceremonies.

(Above left) Sam Schwimer dishes out the food at GCS em-

ployees Christmas party

while guests, Mayor and Mrs. Frank Lastner

(above) smile approv- ingly and employees (left) look on.

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