Vol. 17, No, 24


INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Published Every Thursday By The Greenbelt Cooperative Publishing Association, Inc.

14 Parkway,



Greenbelt, Maryland, Thursday, January 29, 1953

GVHC Audit Committee Studies Basis For Monthly Charges

By Herbert Hertz, Chairman GVHC Auditing Committee

In view of the general interest in the question of the monthly charges established by the Green- telt Veteran Housing Corporation, the auditing committee made a study of the basis for these charges. This study has just been completed with the following results.

During the time that Greenbelt was owned by the Government, the Public Housing Administration each year prepared two budgets, one covering the so-called defense project and one covering the so- called permanent housing project. (At the end of each year a state- ment was prepared showing a com- parison of the actual costs with the budgeted costs. Over a five- year period the actual and the budgeted costs were in close agree- ment.) The budgeted costs for the current fiscal year, adjusted down- ward to eliminate the estimated costs associated with that part of the project not purchased by GVHC, formed the basis for de- termining the overall cost of op- eration under mutual ownership. These costs were then broken down into unit charges for each type of unit.

Management Cost

The management costs budgeted by PHA, consisting primarily of administrative salaries, salaries of certain other employees and gen- eral office expenses resulted in unit costs of $3.51 per unit in the defense area-and $346 per unit for the permanent homes, To this amount there was added an amount to eover costs which the Govern- ment did not inelude in its budget, such as legal expenses, auditing fees, certain insurance such as workmen’s compensation, certain taxes such as social security taxes, and other items. There was de- ducted an amount estimated to be applicable to the apartment units and the commercial center which GVHC did not purchase. The re-

See GVHC, Page 3

Girl Scouts To Note “Thinking Day” Feb. 22

Girl Scout leaders and officers met in the Center school Monday evening for their regular bi-month- ly meeting. Miss Sheila Knapp, Prince Georges County field di- rector, was present.

Plans were made for the annual cookie sale to begin March 7. For the benefit of new leaders, Mrs. Adeiaide Weidberg, chairman, em- shasized that the cookie and cal- endar sale are the only fund-rais-~ ing activities spensored by the Girl Scouts, Five cents from each box of cookies remains in the troop which made the sale. This year an additional one cent a box will re- main in the troop if all the money is turned in by that troop before April 1.

It was decided to hoid a roller skating party for all Greenbelt Girl Scouts in March, Mrs. Weidberg will announce the date as soon as final arrangements can be made with the skating rink, Permission slips signed by a parent are re- quired.

The Girl Scouts will celebrate In- ternational Thinking Day on Feb- ruary 22, A program will be pre- sented at the Center school in which each troop will represent a foreign country. Each troop will present a ten-minute program of songs, dances or talks on the con- tribution to culture of the country it has chosen to portray. Group

singing will complete the program.urban rate,

Chief Emphasizes Bike Regulations

Bicycle regulations were empha- sized this week by George Pana- goulis, director of public safety. To insure public safety, notice was given to all bicycle riders to park bicycles in the racks previded for that purpose. Bicycles must not be parked on the sidewalk or in front of any of the stores. Riding bicycles on the sidewalk, particu- larly in the Center, will cause sus- pension of the license and storage of the bicycle with the police de- partment for a period of thirty days.

Anyone found riding bicycles after sundown without riding lights will be given a 30-day suspension of license.

Notice If your paper is not delivered by 7:30 p.m, on Thursday, call James O’Neill, circulation man- ager, GRanite 3-4657. It is suggested that this notice

be clipped and saved for future reference.

City Discusses Tax,

Electricity Issues By 13. Parker

The iong-awaited dedication of properties to the city by Public Housing Administration will take place before February 15, city man- ager Charles McDonald announced this week, Items to be dedicated include sewers, water system, com- munity ‘building, swimming pool, sanitary fill, warehouses, lake rec- reation area, atnletic field, under- passes} various courts and street extensions, and park and play- ground areas,

According to McDonald, it has not been decided whether the sewer lines from homes to the main line will be dedicated to the city, PHA seems inclined to favor including these lines in the sale to Greenbelt Veterans Housing Corporation. Ne- gotiation on this problem is con- tinuing between GVHC and the city manager. f

‘The problem of paying taxes to the city is now being considered. by the legal staff of GVHC. The city charter provides that the full year's payment must be made by Septem- ber 1. GVHC and the city would prefer a month-by-month payment, rather than pay the three-months- after-September payment in ad- vance, Since PHA included this item in recognition of the charter prevision, negotiation between GVHC attorneys and PHA is now being undertaken.

There have been no new develop- ments on the electric utility issue this week, The Public Service Com- mission has been notified that the city council is petitioning for an urban rate. PEPCO officials, now considering the matter in their le- gal department, are awaiting a re- port from their engineering de- partment concerning facts and. fig- ures determining the cost of the operation of electric current dis- tribution in Greenbelt. _PEPCO

‘officials are reported rather dis-

mayed at the “premature” action of council on the rate petition, having hoped their decision about rates would be announced in time to make such a petition needless. However, there has been no assur- ance that they will not us¢ a sub- “initially, at least.”

New Deadline

Effective immediately, the nor- mal deadline for submitting news items to the Cooperator is Monday at 8:30 p.m. preceding the date of publication. This deadline does not apply to news items of events eccurring on Mondays or Tuesdays. Spct news of this type will be ac- cepted Tuesday nights until 10:30 p.m. Material received after the Monday deadline will not appear until the following week.

The deadline for advertising re- mains unchanged.

New Publishing Board Faces Housing Problem

The newly-elected board of di- rectors of the Greenbelt Coopera- tive Publishing Association met January 26 at 2-E Westway, and immediately faced up to its most serious problem - housing. O. L, Mitchell, community manager for

PHA, has requested that the Green-.

belt Cooperator vacate its base- ment premises at 14 Parkway by February 14. Mitchell’s letter stat- ed that the eight apartments in that building now used by the Child Care Center will “revert back to the use of the agency on a tenant-oc- cupanecy basis”, and that the “changeover will necessitate our regaining use of the basement fa- cilities now occupied by you’. The Board will direct efforts to find out what space can be made available to the Cooperator for what it can affor™ to pay:

Board members attending the meeting were Marian Hatton, Dor- othy McGee, Eleanor Ritchie, and Miriam. Solomon Fifth ‘hoard member, George Reeves, was out of town on a field trip, Ratph Miller and Keith Gamble of the staff were also present.

Ralph Miller was officially con- firmed as editor, and Jennie Klein as business manager, The busi- ness manager also serves as treas- urer and ex-officio member of the board.

Yotions were passed, one to di- rect the business manager to ap- ply for a second-class mailing priv- ilege, another to investigate the possibilities of. getting legal ad- yvertising carried in the paper.

The vote was unanimous against the idea to change the by-laws to allow advertisers and subscribers representation on the board.

At Editor Milier’s suggestion, it was agreed to send free subscrip- tions to former editors who have moved and to certain educational organizations in the community.

In a final action George Reeves was elected president of the As- sociation and Miriam Solomon sec- retary.

“Newcomer” Party

Includes Child Care

Special arrangements have been made to care for children of par- ents attending the Greenbelt Con- sumer Services “newcomer” dinner to be held in the social room of the Center school, it was announced this week by Townsend Scudder, publicity director of GCS. A comic film will be shown the youngsters while their parents enjoy a dinner that includes spaghetti and meat sauce, apple pie and coffee, Ice cream and milk will be provided for the children,

Group singing and games will follow the dinner, and the orches- tra will furnish musié for all types of dancing from the grand march to polkas and waltzes. The “new resident party” is sponsored to ac- quaint residents arriving in Green- belt with community -activities, civic organizations, GCS, and other cooperatives. Everyone who has moved into Greenbelt within the

' past six months is invited,

5 cents

GCS Board Galls Informal Meeting To Explore New Expansion Project

By Ellie Ritchie An “informal” membership meeting of Greenbelt Consumer Services has been called for next Wednesday night, February 4, at 8 p.m. in the social room of the center school. A new expansion project for cooperatives in the area has developed to the point where GCS. board of directors needs the sense of the membership before proceeding further in the venture.

Rent Protesters To Meet Tomorrow

A mass meeting will be held to- morrow night in the auditorium of the community building to form an organization to combat the recent rent raise, it was learned early this week,

It is expected that officers will be, elected. and plans made to take legal measures against the action by the Office of Rent Stabilization which authorized the increased rentals, Members of the group which is organizing the rent pro- test are confident that a basis ex- ists for legal action and have de- cided to formally organize them- selves in order to effectively fight the rent raise. At the preliminary meeting which was held last week it was disclosed that an attorney had already been retained to rep- resent the protesters, (See edi- torial, page 2.)

Adult Education

Registration for shorthand class- es for the second semester adult education begins Tuesday and Thursday, February 3 and 5, at 7:30'to-9:30-p.m. in room 222 of the eenter school. Registration fee is $2 for the semester, Carl Oliver is instructor for the beginners. and advanced classes.

Because of poor attendance, there will be no adult woodshop classes held at the Greenbelt Junior High School for the re- mainder of this school year, it was announced. by Ray M. Kipp, woodshop instructor.

Local Co-ops Face Loss Of Quarters

Three local cooperatives will be homeless next month unless, suit- able free or low-cost space can be found, Notices to vacate the base- ment of 14 Parkway by February 14 were mailed by Public Hous- ing Administration last week to the Greenbelt Cooperative Nursery School and the Greenbelt Coopera- tor,

The Greenbelt Child Care Cen- ter received its notice to move from the first and second floors over six weeks ago but was suc- cessful in gaining an extension to February 14. Seeking a buyer for the apartment buildings here, PHA decided to terminate its dollar-a- year agreement with the Center, which provides day care for chil- dren of working parents, and make the eight apartments available for tenants at the regular rentals.

Mrs. George Pluto, director of the Center, told the Cooperator that a proposal to rent four apart- ments at a’ lower than standard rate had been unacceptable to PHA,

The basement facilities have been rent-free to the nursery and the Cooperator, but with tenants in the apartments above, PHA claims they will need laundry and storage space,

Directors of the three co-ops are investigating every vacant build- ing and appealing to Greenbelt Veteran Housing Corporation, now the landlord for most of the town, for consideration of their problem.

Both the Child Care Center and the Nursery School have waiting lists of children whose families plan to move into Greenbelt and buy homes under the mutual plan,

A new supermarket site has be- come available in northwest Wash- ington, and a plan worked out to take advantage of the opportunity by forming a new cooperative or- ganization to operate such a store. Not an expansion of the Greenbelt business in the sense that the Ta- koma stores were, the new project would be a joint undertaking of GCS with the two Rochdale co- operatives of DC and Virginia.

In a series of meetings during the past week, the board of GCS met with the two Rochdale boards in joint session and in committees to work out the problems present- ed by the opposing viewpoints of the organizations involved,

Since the location is within the District of Columbia, the DC Roch- dale organization would have been the natural one to assume (ere bur-~- den of opening a store in that area. However, the Rochdale organiza- tions (which are actually a single organization like the Greenbelt- Takoma stores in origin, but were separated because of Virginia law requiring a cooperative operating in that state to incorporate under Virginia statutes) are now engag- ed in an expansion project of their own, a supermarket in Falls Church, Virginia. ~

The Greenbelt organization com- pleted its project of expansion in the Takoma shopping center last year and is still, in the words of management, consolidating its po- sition in that enterprise, Thus, the joint venture was agreed upon by both organizations as the logical method of sharing the financial in- vestment and liability involved in still another co-op expansion proj- ect.

Membership Control

Controversy at the joint meetings centered on the question of control of the new organization. The proj- ect envisages the enactment of a management contract with the Greenbelt organization, which would be responsible for the suc- cessful operation of the new store. Management, under the proposed plan, would report to a+ coordinat- ing committee composed of repre- sentatives of GCS and the two Rochdales, at least for the first year of operation, After the mem- bership in the area of the new store is built up through stock sales, an election of directors would take place, and control of the new cor- portation would pass to this board. (This is much the same manner of


What Goes On

Friday, January 30 - Greenbelt Veteran Housing Corporation board meeting, 8:15 p.m, maintenance building.

Monday, February 2 - GCS de- partment store closed all day for inventory,

Tuesday, February 8 - 7-10 p.m., registration adult sewing class. First class begins. Be- ginning sewing and _ tailoring included in course.

Wednesday, February 4 - GCS meeting. Northwestern High School PTA meeting, 8 p.m.

Friday, February 6 - Duplicate Bridge, arts and crafts room, Center School, 8:30 p.m, (Call 5702.)

Friday, January 30 - Rent pro- test meeting, center school auditorium, 8:30 p:m.



AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER OUR PURPOSE: 1. To report Greenbelt news fully, fairly and accurately. 2. To serve the best interests of the cooperative movement.

Ralph G. Miller, Editor I, J, Parker, Associate Editor Juanita Chandler, Betty Coleman, EH. DonBullion, Keith Gamble, Sonia Garen. Marian Hatton, Miriam G, Johnson; L. A. Lee, Dorothy McGee, Doris Mednick, Bill Moore, Lydalu Palmer, George Reeves, David Rezni- koff, Ethel Rosenzweig, Aimee Slye, Miriam Solomon, Morris J, Solomon, Mary Jane Zust, Rae Algaze, Eleanor Ritchie, Harry Zubkofé,

Jennie Klein, Business Manager Pau! Kasko, Staff Photographer

Jim O’Neili, phone 4657, Subscription Manager and Circulation Manager

The Greenbelt Cooperator is published every Thursday by the Green- belt Cooperative Pub. Ass’n., Inc., 14 Parkway, Greenbelt, Md., 2 non- profit organization. Produced by a volunteer staff since November, 1937.

Subscription rate, $2.00 per year by mail. Delivered free in Greenbelt.

Advertising may be submitted by mail or delivered to the Greenbelt Tobacco Store or The Cooperator Office, pnone GRanite 3-3131. Editorial offices open after 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. News deadline 8:30 p.m. of*the Monday preceding publication.

Vol. 17 Thursday, January 29, 1953

Reni Protest Meeting

Tomorrow’s meeting to organize residents protesting the rent increase is a proper step. For weeks, a shroud of secrecy has cov- ered the activities of the protesters and has resulted in ill-feeling, lack of information, and general bewilderment. To protest. any; official action detrimental to a citizen’s self-interest is a right which should never be denied. Public expression of these rights, should cause no embarrassment nor engender severe antagonism. Debating public issues in a forum or hearing is in keeping with our democratic tradition.

Now that the preliminary hearing on the rent issue is over, the protesters are taking action to organize their protest and to de- termine what future course to follow. It is important to determine to everyone’s satisfaction as accurately as possible whether the action of the Office of Rent Stabilizaiton was legal and proper. Accusations have been made that Public Housing Administration and Greenbelt Veteran Housing Corporation have exerted improper influence on ORS. Implied also is a “loaded” presentation of facts and figures by PHA.

If the contemplated legal inquiry into the rent increase dis- closes any illegality or impropriety, we feel that GVHC members woud not wish to be a party to such a deal.

There is some sentiment among residents that the rent pro- test is designed to upset the sale of Greenbelt to GVHC. We cannot approve of this motive, if true. GVHC is still the best solution, in our opinion, to our housing needs. But we are not so adamant as to deny rightful privileges of protest to non-GVHC residents. One thought the protesters might keep in mind is the strong possibil- ity that rent control will not be continued after it expires on April 30. At that time, the entire rent issue will be a dead horse.

Whatever their motives are, we approve of the orderly, organ- ized procedure the rent protesters are now undertaking. What- ever the outcome, we hope it will lead to better understanding and cooperation among Greenbelt citizens. There will be greater and more complicated problems to meet in the future, and neighbors working together for mutual good can accomplish more in a spirit of friendship. And without secrecy!

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eration has been a vital issue in the negotiations between the two developing cooperatives as that by oreanizations. Members of both which GOS was originally devel- poards expressed strong feeling oped, when Consumer Distribution that the control should eventually Corporation advanced the capital j;emain in the hands of the mem- necessary’ during the initial period )orship, hence the decision to try of operation.) to change the management-guar- Financing antee requirement. Required investment from each

EXPANSION from page 1

party to the plan would be about $15,000, which would be used to finance a stock sale and pay pre- liminary costs of setting up a new cooperative organization, with eventual ownership and control in the hands of its local member- patrons. The financing for the building itself is expected to be furnished by‘ Farm Bureau Insur- ance Company, whose president, Murray Lincoln, has expressed great interest in expansion of co- operatives in the Washington area. The presidents and general mana- gers of both the Rochdale and Greenbelt co-ops were in New York yesterday morning to discuss the new idea with Lincoln, Both boards have agreed to make every effort to change Farm Bureau’s contract requirement that present management cannot be changed without its (F'B’s) consent. (This requirement was part of Green- belt’s mortgage contract with Farm Bureau for financing the Takoma stores.)

In contrast to the Takoma set-up, the financing for the store build- ing would be furnished, not direct- ly to the co-ons concerned, but to

e realtor who will be landlord of the new building, The realtor too has been reported as insistent upon the Farm Bureau’ management- guarantee clause as a safeguard for the operation, te assure him of continuing return on his lease of the store building.

Under these circumstances, the problem of maintaining democratic membership control of the new op-

Pro and Con

Estimated volume of the new op- eration would be about $2 million a year. Both organizations were in wholehearted agreement on the value of the addition of this vol- ume to area grocery operations, with the resulting saving in costs. While investment of a sum amount- ing to $15,000 represents a risk to Greenbelt, it is estimated by Gen- eral Manager Sam Ashelman that the saving during one year on ad- ministrative costs by the addition of the new supermarket would off- set any possible loss, if loss should occur, Since the plan calls for im- mediate opening of stock sales in the store area, however, it is un- likely that all of either organiza- tion’s investment would actually be utilized.

The “withdrawal” plan at the end of the first year’s operation would provide thet t.¢ portion of the dual investment used in opening the store would be repaid from the first year’s oarnings, or as much of it as possible, and that control would revert to the lucal members as secon as possible. As this plan shows it- self successful, it might be used as a pattern for Greenbelt with- drawal from the Takoma operation, leaving it a a self-owned organi- zation and freeing GCS funds for further area expansion of this type,

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Greenbelt-Haven For Newlyweds

By Rae Algaze

Although there are no current statistical figures available, a re- cent survey reveals that there is a considerable number of newly mar- ried couples who reside in Green- belt, and boast of at least one spouse who has been reared to adulthood in our town. Quite fre- quently it was found that both the pride and groom lived here as chil- dren, attended the same schools, dated each other, fell in love> and their romance culminated in mar- riage,

Separate dwellings, apart from their parents and in-laws, were se- cured, thus forming new families, complete with children. The gen- eral consensus of opinion among these newly formed family units is that what was good enough for their parents in the choice of hous- ing, is good enough for them.

Many of these second generation Greenbelters also stayed on be- cause of the many satisfying friendships they had formed, An- other endearing fact is the town’s proximity to the University of Maryland, ‘and to other institutions of higher learning in Baltimore,

Stepping Stone

Other couples, like so many of the oldtimers, are using Greenbelt as a stepping stone to a more*elab- orate residence in the distant fu- ture. It was also learned that some of the young husbands could not rent ‘apartments or houses be- cause they were not old enough~-to be veterans! Now, however, since the Greenbelt Veterans Housing Corporation holds no restriction, a great number have bought homes, ore moving back, and are eager to get into active community life again.

Undoubtedly, this article will re- call to your minds that your next door neighbors are one such cou- ple, or that there are one or two in your circle of acquaintances who established their own home after living in Greenbelt while single. Here are some of the fam- ilies, representative of the above, chosen at random:

Lucille and Donnie Wolfe of 24-F Crescent. Wolfe is well known as Recreation Director in Greenbelt, He has lived here since he was ten years old. This young couple ex- pect their first child in July.

Norma and Bob Anders of 35-C Ridge. Norma is the Greenbelter her family having been No. 40 of the original inhabitants. She met Bok, who then lived in Berwyn, in Greenbelt High School, At prés- ent they are married 91% years and have three youngsters, ages 7%, 5 and 2%.

Lila and Arnold Bogan of 17-A Parkway, Arnold’s family was one of the original occupants of New Greenbelt in the early 1940’s. Lila hails from Albany, N. Y. The Bo- gans take great pride in their nine month old son, Ricky.

Robert and Lois Anne Fisher of 10-B Southway are two natives, who after their marriage, left Greenbelt and were gone _ six years. They were anxious to re- turn, and are now settlede here with their three youngsters ages 6, 2, and 5-month old baby.

Time will certainly bring about more of these neighborhood ro- mances, and it may well be that your youngster will end up marry- ing that boy or girl next door!

Cana Conference

A Cana Conference’ will be held in Holy Redeemer parish hall, Ber- wyn, on February 1 from 2 to 5 p.m,

Parishioners of St. Hugh’s, Greenbelt ,are invited to attend. There wili be talks on concerns of marriage by expert marriage coun- sellors.

Further information may be se- cured by calling Geprge Holland, GRanite 3-6171.

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VA Information

Q - What does VA consider fuil- time training under the Korean GI Bill in an undergraduate course offered by an accredited college?

A - Full-time training in such a course would be at least 14 semes- ter-hours or the .equivalent,

Q - Are there are any charges made for obtaining a GI home loan?

A - VA makes no charge for guaranteeing the loan. No com- mission or brekerage fees may be charged, either, The lender, how- ever, may charge reasonable clos- ing costs. He also may make a reasonable flat charge to cover the costs of originating the loan.


Confessions: Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. for children and in the evening from 7 to 9:30 for adults.

Sunday: Masses: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 11 am, Nursery care for pre- school children during the 11 o’clock Mass which is a high Mass sung by the St, Hugh’s choir, This is Holy Communion Sunday for members of the Senior Sodality at the 7:30 am. Mass and for mem- bers of the Junior Sodality at the 8:30 a.m. Mass,

Baptisms: Sunday, 1 p.m. Any- one wishing to have a baby bap- tized should notify Father Dow- giallo beforehand.

Wednesday: Novena Services followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 8 p.m. Monthly meeting of the St. Hugh’s Sodality after the Novena.

Thursday, February 5 - Confes- sions in preparation for the First Friday frem 4 until 5 in the after- noon and after the Holy Hour which is from 8 until 9 p.m,


Cc. R. Strausburg, Minister

Sunday, February 1 - Session of the Sunday School at 9:30 am., under the leadership of Richard Hoffman, Worship and Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, 11 a.m. Mu- sic by the Junior Choir. All Sun- day services held at the North End School.


Services will be held in the social room of the Greenbelt Center School Friday evening at 8 p.m. Candlelighting time 5:02.


Eric T. Braund, Minister

Sunday, February 1 - Church School as follows: 9 a.m., Primary and Nursery; 10, Juniors through Adults; Men’s Bible Class; Fidelis Bible Class; 11, Kindergarten, Be- ginners, and Nursery. 9 and 11, Morning Worship, with sermon by Mr. Braund - “The Future of Greenbelt.”

Monday, February 2 - 8 p.m, Board of Trustees meeting.

Wy Daze

Little Ernie, of radio’s WGAY-FM Storytime program, is our chil- dren’s favorite to win the station’s Dime Derby, We mailed our dimes to Little Ernie as an expression of friendship to him and his entourage of animals on that sparkling chil- dren’s hour: Cluckles the hen, Bathsheba the cow, Sylvester the pig, the Hee-Haw bird, and the rest, Rifling husbands’ pockets at this time can be rewarding in the roundup of stray GCS cash regis- ter receipts to swell the year’s col- lection to be turned in for refund. 3CS’s fiscal year has been moved ahead a month, so we can include January 1958 receipts as. well. Stock dividends and refunds are nice, ‘but the main value of a co- operative enterprise (as GCS and GVHC) is that it is controlled by and operated for the best interests of the membership. A_ private owner, on the other hand, functions primarily for his own profit, Suc- cessful cooperation enriches com- munity relationships, and is in all ways a goal well worth the effort spent in attaining it.


Goldfaden Leads In Policy Sales

Ben Goldfaden, long-time resi- dent of Greenbelt, led the Wash- ington office of the Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company in life insurance sales last month, it was announced by Chester Jones, gen- eral agent.

Goldfaden came to Greenbelt in 19388. He was summer supervisor of the county recreation program, director of recreation in Greenbelt, and taught at the Bladensburg Junior High School, He is pres- ently a member of the City Council,


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GREENBELT MOTORS - your nearest used car dealer, GR 3-4466.

FOR FRESH FLOWERS to suit any occasion call Bell Flowers, College Park, UNion 4-1300. Free delivery. +

MOVING & STORAGE - FURNI- ure, Freight, or Express. Anything, anywhere, anytime, Bryan ’Motor Express, Call GRanite 3-8341.

TELEVISION AND RADIO sales and service ON ALL MAKE SETS; antennae installation. YOUR LO- CAL. G.-E. dealer, QUALITY AP- PLIANCE CoO., 8187 BALTIMORE BLVD., COLLEGE PARK, WEb- ster 5-9668.

CALDWELL’S WASHING MaA-. CHINE SALES & SERVICE - Au- tomatic and conventional models expertly repaired. Reasonable Guaranteed. Free Estimate. Phone GR. 3-4063

TELEVISION SERVICE: Licens- ed Professional Electronics Engi- neers will repair, overhaul or con- vert all types and models of tele- vision receivers. Radio Repair service also, CALL GRANITE 3- 6632. —Also 4082.

CULTIVATE THE VOICE - A well trained voice for speaking or sing- ing is a personality and social as- set. We teach these things. Call LYDALU PALMER, GR 3-5201.

TELEVISION SERVICE - By factory-trained engineer. Work- manship and materials guaranteed, Evening and weekend service for your convenience at no. extra charge. Ken Lewis WE _ 5-5718.

GREENBELT MOTORS ~- Balti- more Avenue, next to College Park Diner. Used Cars and Trucks—. bought and sold, Phone GRanite B-4466.

PETS BOARDED, bought, sold and exchanged. Good homes for un- wanted pets. Little Pet Farm, 311061 Balto. Blvd. WEbster 5-6239.

FOR SEWING, ALTERATIONS, call Mrs, B. A, Swiges, 24-M Ridge. Curtains, mending. Draperies 4 specialty,

T.V.-RADIO TUBES tested, re- placed. Bring and save, New re- ‘placements on hand. Larry Miller, GR. 3-5466.

GIVE-AWAY - Tame white rat with cage. Excellent pet, GR. 3-5581.

REFRIGERATOR COLD SPOT. 7 eubie feet, 5 years old, good condi- tion, 65 dollars, Call GR. 3-5176.

ASPHALT TILE & INLAID Li- NOLEUM floors. Prices reasonable. Free Estimate. J. P. Sharpe, 6497. Beautiful BABY Photographs tak- en at your home. Prices reasonable. Call David Gellman at GR. 3-3346.



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‘It was felt that ‘these costs were

equally applicable to both projects and for that reason no ‘attempt was made to separate the costs be- tween the defense and the nent projects Heating Costs

Heat and heating labor costs budgeted by PHA includes only the cost of fuel oil and the labor re- quired to service the heating units, Oil consumption for an average year has been about two and a half million gallons. GVHC has entered into contracts with two firms to furnish oil at prices which are considered to be very reasonable, but are naturally higher than the prices which the Government had been paying. The cost of heating the units in the defense area was divided by the total number of square feet of heating space in the defense units. This unit cost was then multiplied by the num- ber of square feet in each defense type unit to determine the monthly charge for that unit. The monthly charge for each type of unit in the permanent area was determined in a similar manner. Inach case, an appropriate adjustment was made in the case of end units which re- quire more heat.


The item of repairs was broken Gown in the PHA budgets into sev- eral categories, including cost of repairs and maintenance of struc- tures, grounds, ranges and refrig- erators. Total budgeted cost appli- cable to mutually-owned properties

is approximately $179,000. It is /

important te remember that many of these costs making up this total are not incurred annually, but rep- wesent a proportionate part of ma- jor items of maintenance generally incurred every twe, three or, five years. Thus, the monthly charges for this item do not reflect the costs that will be incurred in any one year, but rather the average costs that may be anticipated over a five- year period,

The originally estimated month- ly charges included amounts for amortization, interest and taxes. As a result of the Government’s decision-to grant a one-year mora- torium on _ principal payments, these charges were revised, Even though GVHC will not be required to make payment on principal, the board decided to include an amount so that,, at the end of the year. enough money would be collected so that GVHC could pay off the cost of ranges and refrigerators and transfer title to these to the individual members. In addition, there will be collected an amount to permit payment of a full year’s taxes by September 30 (as required by law).

These items represent the largest vertion of thé costs included in the monthly charges, The audit- ing committee believes that the total charges, based on the opera- tions that PHA conducted, have been broken down into unit charges in a reasonable manner,

Compare With Rents

The originally-estimated operat- ing expenses, less the charge for water, plus the adjusted charges for interest, amortization and taxes, represent the total charges to be paid each month. These charges, in practically every case, are equivalent to the charges es- tablished as the legal ceiling rent by the recent Rent Control Order







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Less Pneumonia Danger With Prompt Treatment

A severe cold with a fever is al- ways dangerous. If it is accom- panied by shaking chills, pain in the chest or side, difficulty in breathing, or blood-tinged sputum, it is probably pneumonia. Call the doctor at once.

Any delay in calling the doctor is an unnecessary risk. It delays his diagnosis, postpones his be- ginning proper treatment, may even cost the patient his life. In this daly of effective serums and drugs,. most of those who die of pneumonia are people who negilect- ed a heavy cold that hung on,

3 Pneumonia is’ an acute inflam-

mation of the lungs, which inter- feres with the lung’s normal func- tion of supplying oxygen to the blood stream. There are various types of pneumonia, caused by dif- ferent pneumonia germs, the most common of which are the pneu- mococci, It is spread from person to person, by those with the disease or by apparently healthy persons carrying the germs in mouth or throat.

Because“ penumonia is commu- nicable, the first step, after calling the doctor, is to get the patient in- to bed in a room by himself. Next, while waiting for the doctor, get, in a clean bottle or jar, a specimen of sputum coughed up from the chest. The doctor may want this specimen for examination immedi- ately. If hospitalization is not re- quired, ask the doctor to help you

get the best nursing service avail-

able. Guard against the spread of the germs by taking all possible sanitary precautions,

Antipneumococcus serums and drugs like penicillin, aureomycin, and the “sulfa drugs” are effec- tively used in treating pneumonia.

There is not yet an accepted vac- cine for the prevention of pneu- monia. The best protection lies in individual good health with its natural resistance to infection.

By Maryland Tuberculosis Assn.

pe pe of December 17, 1952. It is esti- mated that these charges will re- sult in a credit to each member, at the end of the year, of an amount equal to at least five per cent of his monthiy payments,

The auditing committee feels that, under mutual] ownership, op- erating costs can »e reduced if the members will cooperate by nerping to take care