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Vol. 18, No. 45

Published Every Thursday By The Greenbelt Cooperative Publishing Association, Inc.. 9 Parkway, Greenbelt, Maryland
Greenbelt, Maryland, Thursday, June 17, 1954

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High Bids On Bndevelopedißlß Acres Revealed; PH A May Get Over $500,000
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New Co-op shopping center in Wheaton as an art ist visualizes it at night. The center to be leased by Greenbelt Consumer Services, Inc. will be located at intersection of Georgia Avenue and Viers Mill Road. Small stores facing Georgia Avenue (left of Pylon) will be sublet by cooperative. The large store with entrance on parking lot will be a large self-service store handling food and general merchandise. The Co-op will also operate a complete service station (lower center). Parking for 350 automobiles will be provided.

Council Establishes
Engineering Dept.
A new department of engineering, .was, established by the city council at the request of city manager Charles McDonald. No funds were appropriated for the department, however, until a need to employ an engineer arises. McDonald declared that the new development work in town will require a full time engineer to inspect installation of utilities and check other construction work. Also, existing engineering problems require expert perusal, and the time the city manager has to spend on such problems has increased greatly.
McDonald also deplored the lack of proper records on much of the engineering features of the community while under federal ownership and at present. He cited examples of misleading blueprints, and other difficulties in making repairs on broken water mains and sewer lines. In one example he
described the grading of a new
road near the lake which may have been done without consideration of the type of sub-soil needed for a road bed. “This is the proper function of an engineering department,” McDonald declared.
Also established was the position of City Engineer, salary $3500 to
City Hires Clean-up Man For Public Areas
The city will hire a man to police the public areas to pick up paper and trash. Most involved is the Center shopping area.
Citizen complaints that the stores do not clean up their area revealed that the operator of the enterprises, Greenbelt Cousumer Services, rents the space from the federal governmen; the landlord assures GCS that such a clean-up will be taken care of by the city. The city receives “payments in lieu of taxes” from the federal government to pay for such service.
City manager Charles McDonald said it is a public problem and proper education is required. He stated that he stood in the Center area one afternoon observing the

GCS Board Adopts
Policy Statements
A conference held at Ocean City, Md. on June 12 and 13 by the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Consumer Services, resulted in the adop-
tion by the Board of policy statements concerning the functions
and responsibilities of the Board, its committees, and the general
The Board of GCS,t hrough its special committee under the chair-
manship of Vice President Larry Oosterhous, has been working the
past year on the question of the objectives and function of the Coop and its Directors in a growing organization. The committee and the Board have had counsel from Dick Carlson, organization and management consultant for the Farm Bureau Insurance Compa-
nies. Four different worshop sessions
were held on Saturday and Sunday conducted by Directors Oosterhous, Rosenzweig and Lewis and
General Manager Ashelman. The
statements adopted, after intensive and critical study, will form the basis fort he development of an organization manual, containing
the objectives of the Co-op, the functions and lines of uthority of the Board and management. “Such a manual,” said Robert Bon-
ham, “will be of inestimable value to all directors of the organization, now and in the future. As a newcomer to the Board myself, these discussions and the action we have taken in clarifying our responsi-
bilities are extremely valuable to
me.” At the conclusion of the confer-
ence on Sunday, the Board discharged with thanks its special committee, and President Bierwagen commended the entire Board for their participation. The Board also directed Bierwagen to convey the Board’s gratitude to Murray Lincoln, President of the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, for the services of Mr. Carlson.
use of painted trash containers by the public. In one hour only one individual used sqch a container,
McDonald declared, and he suspected the man knew he was

Calendar OfEvents

Monday, June 14 - The Drop-

Inn started its qummer sched-
ule. Monday, WVtncaday, Fri-

day and Saturday from 8:30

to 11:30.

Saturday, June 19* - The Lutheran Church will hold a

Strawberry Festival at the

church. p.m.

Serving begins at 6

Saturday, June 19 - St. Hugh’s Teen Club holds a weiner

roast at the Greenbelt Lake

from 7 to 10 pm.

Sunday, June 20 - Women’s

Group of J.C.C.
Moonlight Cruise to Marshall Hall Park.

sponsors a
and Dance Amusement

Sunday, June 20 - Annual Par-

ish Picnic at Church Grounds

from 2-9 p.m. Monday, June 21 - Prince Geor-

ges County Planning Council’s Health Committee will

meet at the Prince George’s

General Hospital, Cheverly, at

8:15 p.m.

Monday, June 21 - The Luther-

an Church Vacation Bible School begins at the church,

22 Ridge Road. Ages 4-14 in-


Monday, June 21 - The Baptist

Church Vacation Bible School

begins in Center School. Ages 3-16 invited.

Wednesday, June 23 - Register for fishing school at lake, 7


Wdnesday, June 23 - Democrat-

ic Club meeting, Arts and Crafts Room, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25 - GVHC meets

on Hamilton PL, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 25 - Greenbelt

Consumer Services Board
meets above Drug Store in

Greenbelt at 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 26 - Community

Church Picnic at the Lake

from 3 p.m.


St. Hugh’s Teen Club hold a weiner roast at Greenbelt Lake Saturday, 19, from 7 until 10 p.m. Catholic teen-agers of the ish are invited.

June All

The 818 acres of Greenbelt land, recently offered for sale to the highest bidder by the Public Housing Administration, will be sold for well over half a million dollars if the high bids of three groups of bidders are approved by PHA. Final decisions on the bids which were opened up by PHA on Tuesday, June 15, is expected to be made by the end of this week.
The highest bid of all was $256,-

Super Supermarket
Planned In Wheaton
The George C. Martin Construc-
tion Company of Washington was awarded the contract this week for the construction of an imposing new shopping center in Wheaton. Locations will he on Georgia Avenue at Viers Mill Road on property owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Jones of Laytonsville.

512, which was offered for the 313acre parcel of land adjoining the
Washington -Baltimore Expressway and Schrom Airport. This hid was made by F. M. Ewing, the lumber man, and A. H. Smith of the Smith Gravel Company. This amount toppfed by a considerable sum five other bids, ranging as low as $34,000. This parcel of land is
entirely marked for residential

To be leased by Greenbelt Consumer Services, the $1 million center will include one building with 25,000 square feet of floor space on one level, a service station and parking space for 350 automobiles. In addition, there will be seven smaller service stores in the large building facing Georgia Avenue to
be sublet by the cooperative.
The cooperative, which now operates stores in Greenbelt and Takoma Park, will devote the entire super-supermarket to food and




The choicest parcel of land, the
71 acres extending behind the Junior High School and bordering the
north side of Greenbelt Road, may go to a combination of Harry A. Boswell, Senior and Junior, Phil Lustine, and A. H. Smith. Their
bid of $92,000 or SI3OO an acre'was
considerably higher than the six
other bidders who offered as low
as $30,000. This land also is resi-

general merchandise. Architect is
John H. Graham and Associates
of Washington. Agent was E. M.
’Scott of Silver Spring. Such large self-service markets
have been quite successful in the
West. The idea of handling a variety of merchandise under one
roof and on one floor will be new to the Greater Washington area. To be opened by the end of the year, the center will be identified by a 75-foot pylon bearing in large
letters the word CO-OP.

The third parcel, the 434 acres north of the 313-acre parcel, re-
ceived five bids, of which the highest was $226,000. This bid was
placed by Sidney Z. Mensh, Inc.,
acting as agent for a local builder and an investor. The builder is Morris Pollin & Son and the investor is Eugene Howereed, multi-
millionaire backer of Johnson-
Crooks, the developers of GVHC’s
vacant land, and vice-president of the Georgia Pacific Plywood Cor-

Shorts Ordinance
Branded Unfair
An appeal to rescind the “shorts” ordinance was made last Monday night by Mrs. Glenn Burrows at the city council meeting. Permitting shorts to be worn by Greenbelt citizens everywhere in the community except in the business center is unfair, Mrs. Burrows stated, and an “abrogation of personal freedom.”
Mayor Frank Lastr.er commented that the ordinance had been in effect for many years and was often a subject of controversy. He declared that a referendum may be needed to settle the problem at
this time.
Councilman Ben Goldfaden called it a difficult problem, and stat-
ed, “I can see the lady’s point of
view.” However, he felt the matter needed looking into. He feared that “men would get into the act” and start wearing shorts and bathing suits at the shopping center and it would distract from the appearance of the community, particularly when visitors are here. He admitted that some women “would do a good job in them” but the general appearance of citizens at the business center would be detrimental.
Mrs. Burrows declared that other business areas have women shopping in shorts and that the practice was accepted. “I have gone shopping on Connecticut Avenue in shorts,” she asserted, adding, “You can’t legislate good taste.” The council will determine from public expressions whether to hold a referendum.

About 150 acres of this land is residential and 200 acres are for commercial use. The remainder of the land may be used as a park. The Mensh bid was about $50,000 higher than any other bid.
All the high bids were about 75
percent higher than the 1952 appraised value of the land, for which price GVHC bought its 700 additional acres of vacant land. The entire 818 acres is within the corporate limits of the city of Greenbelt, and it is estimated that when this land has been developed by the builders that the population of Greenbelt will surpass 20,000.
WSSC 42” Water
Line To Cross City
An easement to the Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission to
lay a 42-inch water line across
Greenbelt property was granted by the city council last Monday nght.
The easement document was ap-
proved by city solicitor Ralph
Powers and the legal and engineer-
ing staff of WSSC, before its coun-
cil passage.
The line will come Into Greenbelt from Beltsville road, cross below the lake dam, circle the lake to the south and connect with a smaller line north of the Legion home on Southway road. City manager Charles McDonald stated that the city has six different lines from which to tie directly for water service, an unusual and fortunate circumstance for a community.


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Vol. 18,

Thursday, June 17, 1954

No. 45

Baptist Vacation Bible School
Monday morning, June 21, the Baptist Vacation Bible School will begin in Center School. Sessions will continue Monday through Fri-
day through June 30. The hours
are 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Mrs. J. S. Stewart, principal, will be as-
sisted by a large faculty. All children, ages 3-16 in the community are invited. There will be no registration charge. The school is free.
The management of Suburban Trust Company, has announced new summer banking hours as follows: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the convenience of customers the office will reopen Friday evenings 6 to 8 p.m.
The bank will not be open for the. transaction of business on Saturday mornings from June 26 through September 4.
Drop Inn Data
The Drop-Inn started its sum-mer schedule on Monday, June 14.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - time 8:30 to 11:30. Monday and Wednesday regular members will pay a dime; Friday and Saturdays they will use their cards.
Guests will pay a quarter as be-

Lutherans Celebrate
Strawberry Festival
The Lutheran Church will hold its annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 19, at the church, 22
Ridge. Ice cream, strawberries*
cake, pie, sandwiches, and coffee are on the menu.
The Board of Education, E. F.
Trumbule, chairman, is sponsoring the festival this year. Proceeds will be used to purchase a sound film projector for the Sunday
Transportation Wanted To Methodist Camp
Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam will consecrate the new Dining Hall and Recreation Building at the Methodist Camp, Churchton, Md. Services will commence at 4 p.m. Many persons in the community are planning to go7 It is hoped to be able to take every member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship to this meeting, according to Wiltson Bailey, advisor for the group. Persons interested in driving a car of young people to this meeting should contact Bailey by telephoning 4793 not later than Saturday noon. All cars should be ready to leave not later than 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
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Greenbelt Lutheran Church will again conduct a Vacation Bible School for all boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 14 this
summer. Sessions start Monday,
June 21, and continue for two full weeks, ending Friday, July 2. Class time is frcm 9 a.m. to 11:45.
Parents may register their chil-
dren at the church, 22 Ridge, Friday, June 11, from 8:30-12, or by phoning 2051, and on Monday, June 21, from 8:30-9. There is no registration fee or tuition.
The program for each day includes Bible stories and study, hymn singing, handicraft, movies, and supervised recess periods with group games. Attendance and ac-
complishment awards are made on Exhibition Night, Friday, July 2.
The teaching staff includes Mrs.
R. Carriere, Mrs. J. Erdmann, Mrs.
R. Hall, Mrs. L. Leasia, Mrs. J. Mann, Mrs. E. Meier, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Moyer, Mrs. E. Tatum, Mrs. E. Trumbule, Mrs. E. Wall, Mrs. C.
Berg, Mrs. W. Klingner, Audrey Graunke, and the pastor, Rev. Bir-



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our neighbors By Mrs. Terry Schumaker, 8206 ated with the Applied Physics Lab-

Judy Loftus and Paula Henry, oratory of the Johns Hopkins Un-

the two students at St. Hugh’s who iversity, he also holds a bachelor

were recently awarded half-tuition of science degree, 1942, from the


at Mackin High University.

School (St. Paul’s Academy),

Stephen Polaschik, of 12 D

Washington, have now been Ridge, received a degree of bach-

awarded the much-coveted four- elor of arts in business administra-

year full tuition scholarships tion. He is associated with the

awarded by Ursuline Academy in Department of State in Washing-

Bethesda. Judy and Paula com- ton.

peted with 54 other girls from 13

Sam Ashelman, managed of

different schools throughout the Greenbelt Consumer Services, was

Washington archdiocese in a five- named president of Eastern Coop-

hour examination.

eratives June 4, succeeding Robert

Paula has accepted the SBOO L. Smith. Ashelman was also nom-

scholarship, but Judy reluctantly inated by EC’s board to succeed

has had to turn it down because of Smith as director of the Coopera-

transportation difficulties. Ursu- tive League.

line is one of several famous acad-

emies for girls located throughout

Camp Kanesatake the world—not only in Europe but
the Far East and South America —

and was recently ousted from

Communist China.

at studies. and Mrs.

girl spends all her time Judy, daughter of Mr. Joseph Loftus of 7-J
is an expert swimmer

while Paula, daughter of the Paul Henrys of 9-M Ridge, has studied

singing and ballet. In addition to all this, both girls can cook!

Speaking of bright students, Joseph Haslinger, son of Mr. and

Mrs. Joseph T. Haslinger of 11-N Pudge, was graduated recently

from St. Charles College, Catonsville, Md., Magna Cum Laude! He won first prize in theology and history and second honors in English.

We certainly can hep roud of the

youth of Greenbelt.

* Greenbelt kids have talent, too.

Allen Novick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Novick of 45-S Ridge, a real
whiz on the accordion, soloed with The Accordioneers in a show for veterans at Walter Reed Hospital. Also playing in this well known group headed by Mervin Conn

were Claire and Elaine Flaxman,
children of Hyman Flaxman of 44-C Ridgeunderstand the

veterans were delighted with the young accordionists. Incidentally,

the Novicks are going up to New

York City to celebrate their neph-

ew’s Bar 'Mitzvah.

Greenbelt’s population was again

increased when Mrs. Richard Ells-

worth of 8-R Plateau gave birth to

an eight-pound baby girl on June
10. This makes tow daughters and one son for them.

Another increase takes place

when newly-weds Mr. and Mrs.

Raymond Keith Dawson move into

44-A Crescent. Mrs. Dawson is the

former Betty Jean Wiley, son .of

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wiley of Col-

lege Park and the bridegroom is

formerly of 19-M Ridge. They’ll be

“at home’ after June 15, following

a trip to lowa.
Judy Holland, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. George Holland of 13-S

Ridge, celebrated both her birth-

day and graduation by inviting the

entire graduation class of St.

Hugh’s to her home recently for

a wonderful party.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mikesell

of 49-E Ridge and their sons just

•returned from a short visit to

Mrs. Mikesell’s parents in Char-

lottesville, Va. Their neice,

Jackie Madix of Charlottesville,

visited them recently and also her

aunt and uncle, the Vincent Caru-

sos of 9-H Southway.

Two Greenbelt families have had

visiting parents lately. Mr. and

Mrs. Glenn Block of 10-E Plateau

have been entertaining Mrs.

Block’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cor-

nelius Gardner of Denver, Colo.

Mr. *and Mrs. Glenn Burrows of

1-H Westway have had as a vis-

itor Mrs. Lemuel Burrows of Wol-

verine, Mich., and also Mrs. Bur-

rows’ brother, Edward Hotelling,

on his way from Phillips Andover

Academy to his home at Chapel

Hill, N. C., with his model plane.

Two students from Greenbelt are

among the more than 950 gradu-

ates of the George Washington Un-

iversity to receive degrees at the

133rd commencement


held in the University Yard on

Wednesday evening, June 9, 1954.

Daniel W. Dembrow, of 58 F

Ridge, received a degree of master of arts in philosophy. Associ-

Starts Third Year
Attending Camp Kanesatake, Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania, this week frcm Community Church are Kenneth Reamy, Rice Turner, and Larry Voigt. Rev. and Mrs. Braund are members of the staff, and Miss Esther Wolfe and Miss Betty Lou Kitchen are councilors.
Planning to attend Blair Summer Conference at Blairstown, New Jersey, from June 28 to July 5 are Kay Branch, Carol Clay, Stanley Edwards, Sandra Hufendick, and Donna Finlay. This is a Senior High Camp of the Congregational-Christian Middle Atlantic Conference.
Reservations to date for Family Camp Kanesatake, August 15 to 22, have been received from Rev. and Mrs. Braund, Mr. and Mrs. Vane Glendening, Mrs. Nellie Daniels,
Mrs. -Robena Mathers, Mike Pat-
rick, Mrs. Helen Cowell, Mrs. Annie Lewis, Mrs. James McCarl, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Francis White, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Dana, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pisano, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Brubaker, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mogel. Included in this group are about 25 children. Information about this family camp may be had by calling the church office. This will be the third year that Community Church has had a family camp at Kanesatake.
Rev. Victor J. Dowgiallo, Pastor GR. 3-5991
Confessions - Saturday afternoon from 4 to 5:30 for children. In the evening for adults from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Summer vacation schedule.
Sunday - Masses: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. (all low Masses). This is Communion Sunday for children of the parish.
Baptisms -1 pm. Please contact Father Dowgiallo beforehand.
Wednesday - Miraculous Medal Novena at 8 p.m., followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
North End School Stanley F. Knock, Jr., Minister 42-L Ridge Road - Phone 4863
Sunday, June 20 - 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, Mr. Herbert Irvin, Superintendent. Classes for all ages. 11 a.m., Morning Worship. Sermon, “God Is —” by Rev. Knock. 1:30 p.m,, Methodist Youth Fellowship will meet at Chapel, Woodlandway, to go to Churchton, Md. for the consecration of the new dining'hall and recreation building by Bishop Oxnam.
Monday, June 21-8 p.m., Methodist Men will meet at the home of Prudencio Martinez, Jr., 9-E Research Road.
Thursday, June 24 - 8:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal at the Chapel at Woodlandway.

Eric T. Braund, Robert C. Hull Ministers
A. Elizabeth Goetze Minister of Music
Saturday, June 19-9 a.m.-12:30
Landscape Bee on church grounds; all able-bodied men invited to help. 7:45 p.m., Pairs and Spares Picnic
at the Lake.
Sunday, June 20 - Father’s Day; Morning Worship at 9 and 11 a.m. Sermon by Mr. Braund, second in a series on The Life of Joseph, “Is My Father Still Alive?’’ Church school, 10, Juniors through Adults; 9 and 11, Nursery, Kindergarten and Primary. 4 p.m., Nursery Parent-Teacher Tea, Social Hall.
Monday, June 21 - Missionary Group, at the home of Mrs. Mildred Leo, 44-S Ridge.
Wednesday, June 23 -7, Chancel Choir Covered Dish Supper, Social Hall.
Saturday, June 26 - Church and Church School Picnic from 3 p.m. at the Lake.
Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16 - Daily Vacation Bible School.
Meeting in Center School Rev. Win. J. Crowder, Ph.D.,
Acting Pastor 4 Woodland Way, GR. 3-4844
Sunday, June 20 - 9:45 a.m„ Sunday School, John S. Stewart, Superintendent. Classes for all ages. 11 am., Morning Worship. Sermon “Is The Lad Safe?” A nursery for babies and small children is maintained during Sunday School and Church hour. 6 p.m., Baptist Training Fellowship for entire family, Mrs. J. S. Stewart, Director. 6:45 pm., Evening Worship, first in series on “Great Bible Doctrines” - “The Atonement.”
Monday, June 21-9 am., Vacation Bible School, Center School, through Wednesday, June 30. School closes at 11:30 am.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Mid-Week Service at 4 Woodland Way. 8:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal.
Edward H. Birner, Pastor Phone: GRanite 4-2051
Friday, June 18 - 10 a.m., Vacation Bible School staff meets at the church. 8:30-12, Vacation Bible School registration.
Saturday, June 19 - 6-10 p.m., Annual Strawberry Festival on Church grounds.
Sunday, June 20 - 9:45 a.m., Sunday School and adult Bible Class. Classes are held for all ages. Raymond Carriere, Superintendent. 8:30 and 11 a.m., Church Services. Sermon by the pastor. A nursery is maintained during the 11 o’clock service. Visitors are always welcome.
Monday, June 21-9 a.m., Vacation Bible School classes begin. 8 p.m., Explorer Post No. 229 Com-
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GVHC BoardActsTo
End Ground Neglect
Action on the increasing problem of neglected grounds around
vacant homes and also some occu-
pied homes was taken by the Greenbelt Veteran Housing Corporation board of dirctors at their regular meeting Friday, June 11, following the raising of this issue at the quarterly membership meeting held June 9.

The abuse of empty homes by
destructive children was vigorous-
ly pointed out at the quarterly
meeting by Mrs. Gilda B. Kling of 1-A Ridge. Describing the neglected grounds as a “jungle,” she argued that children would be inclined to stay away if the grounds were cared for, to say nothing of
helping sales. It was also brought up at the meeting that some occupants of homes had also allowed their grounds to deteriorate.

Ralph Webster, president of the GVHC board, asked the board on Friday to take prompt action to correct the situation in regard to vacant homes, which has arisen because of the lack of available maintenance grounds men to do the work. The hiring of vacationing students as part-time help was
proposed as the solution.

The board authorized GVHC management to spend up to $2,000
to hire youths this summer to mow the lawns, clip hedges, and do other grounds work. Dave Kane,
maintenance supervisor, later an-
_ nounced that he has already inter-
viewed students and is preparing to hire some of them.

The same help will also be used

to clean up the grounds of home-

owners and tenants who permit

their grass, shrubbery, and hedges

to grow wild. The occupants of

the homes would then be billed for

this work.


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Letters will be sent to such resi-
dents warning them that the work will be done for a fee if they fail to do it themselves. Such letters have been issued by the GVHC manager in the past and have been found to have had some effect. Kane estimated that there are about a dozen homes at present where the situation is serious.
In connection with preparing vacant homes for selling or rent-
ing, Kane pointed out that occasionally prospective buyers or rent-
ers visit the homes before his maintenance crew has redecorated them. He stated that all vacant homes are in the process of being spruced up and that this work has top priority.
The matter of a more rigid system of investigation of prospective GVHC members was brought up by board member Lloyd Moore. The board agreed that credit reports often do not provide enough information to decide whether ap-
plicants would be acceptable as
members of GVHC.
A motion by A1 Long that checks of the homes of applicants be made, if possible, and that more careful, detailed investigations of their background be conducted
was approved unanimously.
Long brought before the board two recommendations of his management improvement committee, He asked that analysis of all maintenance service calls be made as to when they were undertaken and
how much time untilized on them.
In connection with this, Dave Kane stated that he was now completing a two-week study on the handling of maintenance work.
Long also proposed that a study be made of the feasibility of petitioning PHA or Congress or both to obtain a rebate or an adjustment on the purchase price of the Greenbelt homes on the grounds that the original appraisal was too high and that the homes were poorly maintained by PHA in the last years. Both matters were referred back to Long’s committee for further development.

Directory Change
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way, 4822

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Community Bldg. Closes For Summer

The Greenbelt Community Building will be closed to the public as

meeting space for all clubs, organizations and activities until

September, except services on Friday, midnight.

for June

religious 18 at 12

Any activity that should require
an emergency meeting-space should contact George Panagoulis, Director of Public Safety for the City of Greenbelt, at GR. 3-2011 to discuss arrangements for such space to be made available in the building.

Organizations wishing space for the coming season, beginning September 1954, should request space by letter, giving dates and times, to Chief Panagoulis. Space will be granted according to time of request and size of organization.

Permission for space needed before 5 p.m. must be granted first through the school principal, then cleared through the city office if request time exceeds 5 p.m.

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June 17, 1954

Fishing Lines
By Lee
Plenty of nice sized bass are being caught in the lake. I know of
one party catching twenty-two the
first week and more since. He
caught three Tuesday, the smallest of which was fifteen inches, so it seems they are there. All you have to do is catch them. As the old saying goes, be there at the right time with the proper equipment
and the right baft and you will get them. Above named lucky fellow is Harry (Pop) Bell; ask him about it.

Count to Ten
By Miriam A. Solomon
Somehow primaries never interested me much before. I always
considered my vote at general
elections a responsibility rather than a right to exercise or not as I chose. As I mature as a responsible adult, a parent, as a citizen in my locality where my children are growing up, I realize more than ever the importance to our community and land, as well as to our own liberties and welfare, of a thoughtful vote. So voting in pri-

The annual fishing school con-
ducted by the Izaak Walton League, Greenbelt, Chapter, will begin
Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. This school is primarily for children
and teenagers, although adults are welcome. Instructions will be given on all types of equipment. This
school is a' prelude to the “Better
Fishing Tournament” to be held at the end of the season, August 28. This is a national tournament

maries is part of fulfilling our
duty of good citizenship, and it is
a solemn trust. Primaries are at least as important, and in the cases
where either one party or the other has overwhelming popularity is even more significant than the
general elections themselves. Extreme care in primary choice is therefore indicated, and free choice ought to be encouraged instead of discouraged as it is by endorse-

sponsored by Better Fishing Inc. for youngsters up to fourteen
years, both boys and girls. It is entirely possible to be selected as King or Queen of fishing for the season by your record during the
season and how you do in the tour-
nament. If selected as King or Queen you will receive a handsome
prize and will be nationally recognized. The fishing classes will be conducted every Wednesday

ments by the “organization at the primary level. To the extent that such endorsements by State Central Committees restrict free choice by the ordinary registered
voter is the full purpose of the primary frustrated. This is not to oversimplify the problem, or
arrive at the illogical conclusion
that endorsed nominees are bad per se, or that independents seeking nomination are good per se.

evening from 7:30 to 8 p.m. at the lake. So come down and register Wednesday evening, June 23, and prepare yourself for the tournament. All parents who are inter-
ested should come down with the
youngsters and see what is going „on, and have a lot of fun.
Drug, Grocery Stores
In BRL Lid Lifter

By no means, for endorsed nominees are often very good and in-
dependents can be quite bad, even dangerous, but it is easier for the
registered voter to cull the good from the bad if the powers that be don’t attempt to put a “kosher”
stamp on some and not on others.
Endorsement in itself doesn’t mean (Superiority, and is of course misleading, whether or not that endorsement has been democrati-
cally arrived at within the party

After weeks of preparation, machinery. I definitely feel that

Babe Ruth League baseball gets conformity to a “slate” or “ticket”

under way in earnest Monday
morning at Roy S. Braden Memo-
rial Field when Captain Robert
“Bumpy” Holmes leads his Super

has no place at the primary level. Time enough for the active party member and registered voters to get behind the party candidates as

Market nine against Drug Store a ticket AFTER primary day un-

generaled by catcher Mike Can- til election day.

ning. The Co-op sponsored league

Regarding Maryland’s June 28

plays four games a week from now primary day, I call my neighbors’

until August 20, each squad playing twice a week. The local league

and friends’ attention to one of my favorite county commissioner can-

plays a split season with the first
half winner playing a series with

didates for P.G. county who is running in the primaries without en-

the second half winner to deter-

dorsement. She is Democrat Irma

mine the champion. Variety Store with Captain Barry

Bogdanoff of Hyattsville, an outstanding person who has long

Petroff meets Service Station served the county in many ways,

Tuesday morning. Field Captain PTA’s, civic groups, League of Wo-

Dicky Taylor’s Gas Pumpers will
bat first. There will be no game
Wednesday unless one of the first two games is rained out. Balance

men Voters, Citizens’ Committee
for Good Government, etc. She
stands for the merit system for
county employees, master zoning

of the first week’s schedule finds Service Station host to Super

plan, open budget hearings, higher police and teacher salaries and

Market Thursday morning, June 24 and Drug Store “visiting” Va-

county home rule. Greenbelt is blessed with an hon-

riety Store Friday, June 25. Paul Kasko took team photo-
graphs last Saturday morning and furnished Babe Ruth League with necessary prints for positive ID on the rosters filled with National BRL Headquarters at Trenton, N. J. June 15. Coach Bill Moore has proof copies to show his young charges and will take orders on
receipt of sufficient requests. After picture posing the BRL
lads went through two dress rehearsal ball games at Braden
Field. Co-op shirt fronts were scattered all over Braden Field’s

est, efficient municipal administration. If Irma Bogdanoff becomes
one of the five Prince Georges County commissioners, she could work to bring to our county the
kind of efficiency and excellence
of government we enjoy and al-
most take for granted here in
Greenbelt. More responsive County government, more efficincy and better county-wide services would ultimately make it feasible to disincorporate Greenbelt into part of the larger county setup. This
would have’ the obvious benefit of
doing away with the duplication of taxes we have now, without





Band Scores Hit At
The Greenbelt Band made its
initial appearance this season on
the occasion of the Boy Scout Jam-
boree last Saturday, June 5, at the
Greenbelt Lake Newcomers and
visitors in town were impressed
with the lively program presented
by the youngsters of the Band, and
the stand-by fans applauded the
work of director Michael Ronca.
The Band has begun drill practice in preparation for marching engagements this summer, and together with its regular concerts will be active during school vacation Parents who wish their children to join this community group should visit the band room of the Center School auditorium, Monday evenings, for details. A dollar registration fee will start a musical apprenticeship and 35c weekly dues will provide the use of an instrument, a few of which are still available. Those who join and who meet the requirements are soon eligible to enter Ronca’s beginner section for group training and placement in the regular
jeopardizing the standards of serv-
ice we desire.
Clearly, whether we like it or
not, Greenbelt’s future is tied up
with the county’s future. We sim-
ply cannot afford to indulge here in provincialism any more than
Americans can indulge in national isolationism and hope to keep secure.
(Ed. note: We wish to remind our readers that it is the policy of The Cooperator not to endorse any
political candidate. The views of
the writer of this column are her

County Plans Summer
Playground At Center
A seven-week summer play-
ground program will be conducted in 49 communities in Prince Georges County by the Prince Georges Recreation Department starting Monday, June 28 and continuing through August 13. The playground for the Greenbelt Elementary School will be at Braden Field.
All playgrounds are sponsored
by local community recreation councils which provide facilities, playground supplies, and volunteers. Trained recreation leader-
ship for each playground is furnished by the County Recreation Department, according to Mrs. Ellen E. Linson, director.

A wide variety of activities will

be conducted at each playground

which will be open five days a

week, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 to 5. Children will partici-

pate in softball, volleyball, bad-

minton and other sports and games

as well as arts and crafts, story-

telling, nature, dramatics, and

dancing. Special events such as

doll shows, parades,


hunts, turtle races, costume par-

ties, etc. are conducted each week.

County-wide tournaments will be

held in checkers, horseshoes, vol-

leyball, swimming and softball.

Highlight of the county-wide com-

petition is the Junior Olympics

held at the University of Maryland.

Family night programs, featur-

ing such activities as a free movie

program, picnics, Father-Son soft-

ball games, talent shows, and

square dances, are an important

part of the summer playground


A Day Camp will also be con-

ducted by the Recreation Depart-

ment in Tanglewood Park, Riverdale, for boys and girls ages 8-11,

from June 21 to August 13. Registration fee for each two week’s

session is $lO.

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Panagoulis Receives
Traffic Safety Award
Chief of Police George Panagoulis will receive an award from the Maryland Traffic Safety Commission, at a banquet in Ocean City, Maryland, Monday, June 21. The award is in recognition of his efforts towards traffic safety in Greenbelt, and the fine traffic safety record of the community. The banquet is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Corporation.
Governor Theodore McKeldin will make the presentation.
Earlier this month, Mayor Frank Lastner received a plaque for the city in recognition of a year without a traffic fatality. This award was also made by Governor McKeldin before an audience of 200. This is the fourth straight year Greenbelt has received this plaque. (The city has had only two traffic fatalities in 17 years.)
Commenting on the award, Mayor Lastner declared that previously he had always expressed the hope that he would be there the next year to receive the award again. This time, Lastner said, he stated he hoped that “Greenbelt” would be tihere to receive (the award. (Lastner is a candidate for -the county commissioner’s office, and if elected must resign his position as mayor.)
Asked whether he would still re-
side in Greenbelt if elected, Lastner answered, “I know of no better place than Greenbelt to make my home.” His daughter, now married and living in another state while her husband is in the service, also “can’t wait till I get back to Greenbelt to make my home,” Lastner added.
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