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The Greendale Review Newspaper - Revisited Week 7 - 11/3/38 to 11/17/38

The Greendale Review was Greendale's first newspaper and through 2013 I will post stories every Thursday from the early days of Greendale taken from the paper.

With this year being the 75th anniversary I thought it might be interesting as well as fun to look back at Greendale’s beginnings from the viewpoint of its own residents and local news stories of the day. Every Thursday through the end of the year, I will be posting humorous, relevant or just interesting stories from Greendale’s original newspapers.

The following selected stories are copied exactly as they were originally written (including some misspellings) unless otherwise noted. Some may be shortened with “…”. They will be in bold and italicized type.

Also, just a reminder - Greendale first opened to residents on May 1, 1938

The Greendale Review – November 3, 1938

FIREMAN’S DANCE HUGE SUCCESS

     A capacity crowd of over 2000 people thronged into the auditorium of the community building for the first annual ball given by the Greendale Volunteer Firemen on October 29.

The lively music by Joe Caravella’s Swingsters included a generous number of old-time polkas and waltzes, which apparently suited the crowd very well.

During the evening a large American flag was presented to the community by Warren Hale, on behalf of the Greendale Volunteer Firemen. …

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GREENDALE AMERICAN LEGION  If you want to start an American Legion Post in Greendale be present at the Community Building in Room 9 on Friday, November 18.

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MUSIC   The orchestra which now has 14 members is practicing regularly. All musicians in the community who would like to participate in this group are invited to do so.

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GREENDALE TO HAVE SPEAKING CHOIR

The drama  group is training for a speaking choir. With a choir of this type, a symphony of sound produced by the speaking voice unaided by instruments is possible. This new method of voice training has swept into great popularity throughout the country. Watch for an appearance soon of Greendale’s Speaking Choir.

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A D U L T

GREENDALE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

WINTER SEASON

PERMANENT SCHEDULE

Monday

          Women’s Bowling – 7:00 p.m. Meet at the Administration Building

Tuesday

          Men’s Gym – Gymnasium – 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                        

          Shop             - Manual Arts Room – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday

          Music  - Music Room

                          7 to 8 – Choral Group

                          8 to 10 – Band and Orchestra

           Men’s Bowling – Hales Corners – 7:30

           English Usage – Room 11 – 7:30

           Conservation and Nature Club  -  7:15 – 2nd and 4th Wed. of the month.

Thursday

           Woman’s Gym – Gymnasium – 7:00

           Shop – Manual Arts Room – 7:00

           Radio & Electric – Room 9 - &:30 – 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month

Friday

           Women’s Social Hour – Auditorium – 2:00

           Philatelic Society         – Room 10      - 7:15 –1st Fri. of each month

           Drama                            - Room 11      - 7:00

           Boy Scout Troop           - Room 8        - 7:00

           Dancing –

                      6:45 to 7:30 – Tap for unmarried group only – Music Room

                      7:30 to 8:15 – Ballroom for unmarried group only – Gym

                     7:30 to 8:30 – Tap for married group only – Gym

                     8:30 to 9:30 – Ballroom for married group only – Gym

                     8:30 to 9:30 – Interpretive – Music Room.

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The use of the Community Building in the evening is primarily for adult activities. Children will not be allowed in the building unless they are to engage in a specific activity.

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School Notes

On Friday, November 11, Armistice Day, at 10:45 a.m., a special program will be held in the school auditorium. Children of the school will partake in this program and all parents are invited to attend. …

… A Halloween Party for children of school age, including high school students, was held Monday, October 31. There was a parade through the village and many of the children were dressed for the occasion. …

… One of the highlights of the Halloween Parade was the “Little German Band”, composed of volunteer musicians, who did a very commendable job: Another “highlight” was the big bonfire on Broad Street and Catalpa. …

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 DISPLAY HOUSE

     Mr. Joseph R. Melville, a resident of Greendale who is employed on the W. P. A. Touring Bureau, informs us that approximately 75 persons visit the Model Display House on week-days, and many more on week-ends.

Visitors are from such distant states as California, Texas, and New Jersey. After inspecting the house they agree that unfavorable rumors are untrue and visitors leave with a very satisfactory impression of Greendale homes.

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WARNING

     Now is the time of the year to drain and shut off the lawn sprinkler connection. The drains and valves are located in the utility rooms and sub-areas. Be sure to leave the faucet on the outside of the sprinkler connection in the open position.

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CORRECTION!!  It seems that Mr. Leslie Tobiason should be credited for the procuring of one of the pianos in the community building. This piano is particularly for use by the Lutheran Church group and has been conditioned by them.

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The Greendale Review – Thanksgiving Edition – November 17, 1938

This issue is the first to be presented in a cardboard cover. It is brown in color and has a simulated leather look. Please see attached photo.

A    T H A N K S G I V I N G    D A Y    T R I B U T E

T O   O U R    P R E S I D E N T

F R A N K L I N    D E L A N O    R O O S E V E L T

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

HONORABLE SIR:

     AS WE, THE RESIDENTS OF GREENDALE, APPROACH THANKSGIVING DAY IT IS WITH A DEEP FEELING OF GRATITUDE FOR THE COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP, THE DEEP HUMAN UNDERSTANDING THAT CREATED OUR BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY. WE SEND YOU OUR BLESSING. MAY GOD PRESERVE AND GUARD THESE ATTRIBUTES WHICH SO BOUNTIFULLY CONTRIBUTED TO OUR WELL BEING.

RESIDENTS OF GREENDALE

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AMERICAN LEGION MEETING

     All ex-service men and World War nurses are asked to attend a meeting November 18 at 8 p.m. in Room 9, Community Building. A Legion Post, to be known as the Greendale Post, will be formed. Included in the plans is a Drill Team.

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GREENDALE CO-OP NEWS

     The keys to the Super Service Station, the latest addition to the enterprises of the Greendale Co-op Association, were turned over to the Board of Directors Wednesday, November 9, 1938. The official opening was Saturday, November 12 and the date set for the Grand Opening will be November 19. …

… This new modern station over 2400 square feet in area, consist of a large display room, office, modern sanitary rest rooms and a lubritorium palace of four units, a wash rack, two hydraulic lifts to provide modernized scientific lubrication and a repair shop.

The surrounding service area is one of the largest in this territory embracing over 10,000 square feet. Facilities for dispensing of motor oils and fuels are of the finest quality and design obtainable.

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Next week –A good use for your coal ashes!

Thanks to the Greendale Historical Society, for which I am a member, for providing the original newspapers.

Please a comment if you like these postings - thanks!

Steve Peters

 

 

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