Oh, we are a mighty army

Though we bear no sword or gun

We're enlisted till the struggle

For cooperation's won

And beneath our banner blazoned

'One for all and all for one'

Consumers marching on.

With all the fervor of an oldtime revival meeting, 2,854 delegates to the 23rd annual convention of the Consumers Cooperative Association last week roared out the chorus of their Battle Hymn of Cooperation. The windburned farmers who lounged in red plush chairs in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium, munching apples, had plenty to sing about. In 23 years, C.C.A. has...

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