THE EXCHANGE NEWS
A Journal of Community Cooperation Volume I, No. 5 Yellow Springs, Ohio October 21, 1932
PRINTING AND SOUP
A few days ago a truck load of canned soup, tomatoes, beans, and other products, was unloaded at The Exchange. This merchandise was being imported into Yellow Springs, not in return for cash, but in exchange for a local product—printing—to be supplied by The An- tioch Press and The Bookplate Company. This trade brought a lot of food into Yellow Springs and increased the employment of Yellow Springs workers in the printing plants. It is just one item of The Ex¬ change's business.
When this merchandise is sold, more will be imported and more printing will be exported, thus providing more work for Yellow Springs workers, and more business in Yellow Springs.
The Columbia Conserve Company, which manufactured the canned goods, is a pioneer in worker ownership. It is the second largest soup cannery in the country, and is owned and managed by the work¬ ers. It is run, not for profit, but to serve the people who work in it and who buy from it. It was one of the first firms to cooperate with The Midwest Exchange.
PROSPECTS OF GASOLINE has sought to have the college provide A deal is in progress with the Inde- ^^^^ «" exchange from its siding by the pendent Refiners Oil Co., whereby gaso- f^^^^ P^^^^' ,^r'7/; ^^en the col- line will be provided to the local Ex- ^^^^ purchased the We ch coal yard it CHANGE in return for the labor of sev- agreed not to sell coal to the public eral pairs of Antioch students. rom this siding, or to lease the siding Arrangements have not yet been com- ^°^ ^^^^ P^^P^^^' Therefore The Ex-
1 * J u 4. ^o ^4-^ o„:j *-r. k^ CHANGE does not have access to any pleted, but prospects are said to be . „ . __ „ ^ . . , . ; f 11 siding in Yellow bprings from which favorable. , , , ,. , ^ coal can be delivered.
WHY WE CAN'T GET COAL The other coal sidings ia Yellow Coal for the local Exchange would Springs belong to private dealers who of course have to come through The might suffer from exchange competition. Midwest Exchange. The Midwest Eventually it is hoped that coal will be organization has delayed seeking coal provided on exchange, probably through connections until other industrial con- one of these dealers, although members nections should be definitely completed. are being advised not to count on get- In the meantime the local Exchange ting coal on exchange.