1960: Co-Ops Are The Shortest Route To Service

Co-ops were the shortest route to service, according to this 1960 advertisement sponsored by a variety of local co-ops.

1959: Co-Ops Aren’t Communist Or Socialist, We Swear

And a close-up of the text: And before you think the title is me joking around, it really isn’t. The creator of Reddy Kilowatt wouldn’t allow his little toon to be used by electric co-ops because he felt they were socialistic. The Red Scare ended around 1957, but clearly people were still thinking about it,…
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