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The Greendale Review Newspaper - Revisited Week 8 - 11/17/38 to 12/1/38

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 17, 1938 – Thanksgiving Edition

CATHOLIC CHURCH NEWS

    About 40 Catholic women of Greendale met last Wednesday and approved the plan to their pastor, Rev. F. P. Arnold, to organize into a group to be known as the Catholic Women’s Club of Greendale. This club will include the Altar Society as it was heretofore known, and the officers of this group will continue to act in their various capacities.

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SPECIAL SCHOOL NOTICE

    School will be closed November 24 and 25 to observe Thanksgiving Day.

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NOTICES

    There will be no activities in the Community Building on Thanksgiving Day.

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USE FOR COAL ASHES

    “Better Homes and Gardens” informs us that “Coal ashes are valuable for loosening and improving the physical condition of heavy clay soils. Spread them on the garden so they may be leaching over winter. You can use a layer 3 to even 6 inches thick on clay soil provided the ashes are throughly mixed with the top foot of soil. Two or three spadings are necessary to complete the mix. Since there’s no feeding value to coal ashes, apply complete plant food in the spring before planting.

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GREENDALE COOPERATIVE

FOOD STORE

BUY AT YOUR OWN

GREENDALE STORES

YOU SHARE IN THE EARNINGS

PURITY FLOUR    24-1/2 # bag hard wheat--59c

HORMELS (ready to serve) SOUPS    except cream soups—can--10c

 LAND O LAKES MILK    4 tall cans--25c

MEADOW BROOK PEAS    3 No. 2 cans--19c

CATSUP    14 oz. bottle--10c

MILLERS CORN FLAKES    3 pkgs. --25c

QUAKER OATS    quick or regular--lge. pkg.--19c

OXYDOL   2 lge. Pkgs.--39c

P & G SOAP    5 lge. Bars--19c

COOP BLEACH    2 full qts.--25c

COFFEE    our special—3lbs.--43c

FRESH GROUND MEAT--1b.21c

TENDER BEEF LIVER--1b.23c

SIRLOIN STEAKS--1b.32c

ROUND STEAK --1b.30c

T-BONE STEAK--1b.35c

CHUCK ROAST trimmed--1b.21c

PORK BUTTS--1b.23c

BONELESS LAMB SHOULDER--1b.26c

LEG OF LAMB--1b.24c

BONELESS VEAL ROAST--1b.28c

LARD--1b.10c

COTTAGE CHEESE--1b. 9c

ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVIG TURKEY NOW……….

OUR AIM IS TO HAVE UNIFORMLY LOW PRICES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR CURRENT “BEST BUYS”

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NEW SCHEDULE FOR MAIL DISTRIBUTION

    The distribution of Greendale mail at the Administration Building is a service provided for the convenience of the residents until such time as a post office is established by the Post Office Department. Had the management been unable to arrange for this service every family in Greendale would have had to erect a mail box along Grange Avenue where we would have received rural delivery once a day. Such an arrangement has not been necessary because of the willingness of the management to do otherwise. …

… Under the new schedule which went into effect Monday, mail is distributed only during the morning hours from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. and from 2:30p.m. in the afternoon to 4:30p.m. Only one person is allowed at the mail window at a time. Others waiting form in single file. This orderly procedure has already helped to speed up distribution and your continued co-operation is urgently requested. …

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IMPROVED BUS SERVICE

    The inauguration of the new Holton-Mitchell trackless trolley bus to be placed in full operation next Sunday morning will give improved service to residents of Greendale. It will mean fast through service from the junction point with the Greendale bus at 43rd and Forest Home Ave. to downtown Milwaukee and the near north side. …

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HELPM WANTED – MALE OR FEMALE

Agent:- wanted to service Greendale territory with our WONDERENE Products.

WONDERENE COMPANY    2905 W. North Ave.

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WHY?

Those shirt-tails flapping in the Sunday breeze?

Those picket fence gates left unhooked on windy nights?

So many tricycles left in the road?

So many screens still up?

So many cans left out all night?

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The Greendale Review – December 1, 1938 – Election Edition

This is the second issue with a cardboard cover, but not with a leather like appearance.  The color is a light green. The first page shows a drawing of the Statue of Liberty with the following text. See photo.

AMERICA IS STILL FREE!!!

ABOVE THIS ARTICLE YOU SEE THE STATUE OF LEBERTY.

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS THE SYMBOL OF LEBERTY, JUSTICE AND PEACE.

AMERICA IS THE OUTSTANDING DEMOCRACY OF THE WORLD.

HOW MUCH FREEDOM DO THE PEOPLES OF GERMANY, ITALY AND JAPAN HAVE?

IN ALL COUNTRIES, WHERE CRACKPOT DICTATORS ABOUND, FREEDOM WAS

TRAMPLED TO DUST BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF THE PEOPLE TO GUARD IT.

WE IN GREENDALE CAN DO OUR PART TO PERPETUATE DEMOCRACY.

EACH ONE OF US SHOULD EXERCISE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE.

H O W  Y O U  V O T E  I S  N O  C O N C E R N

O F  O U R S  - - - B U T  V O T E ! ! !

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DANCING

    A group of about 80 persons seem to progress rapidly with the intricacies of the Lambeth Walk and the other modern dances. Come, get acquainted and learn the latest.

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RECREATIONAL NEWS

    Santa Claus will make his initial entry into Greendale on Friday, December 17, 1938 at the parking space in front of the Greendale School.

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DOG OWNERS MEET

    About 40 residents of Greendale who are dog owners, met in room 10 of the Community Building last Friday night and formed a local dog club. …

… Although no definite program was adopted for the control of dogs in Greendale, it was proposed that a census be taken of all the dog owners in the village, and a meeting be called at a later date.

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GREENDALE IS YOUR COMMUNITY

GREENDALE IS YOUR HOME.

    Greendale is a clean place in which to live.

    Our homes are new and comfortable.

    Our lawns are neat and spacious.

    Our school and public buildings are beautiful.

    Our children have more advantages in Greendale than other children have.

    THIS IS THE WAY THINGS SHOULD BE.

LET’S KEEP GREENDALE THAT WAY!!

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WARNING

    Greendale offers ample opportunity to the children for the use of their sleds without using the roads as runways, where they may be injured. A sled on a slippery road creates a hazard to the most cautious driver and parents are urged to cooperate and keep the children off the roads to help prevent accidents.

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Next week –Warnings against burning rubbish and a problem with broken windows.

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

Please leave a comment if you like these postings – thanks!

Steve Peters

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