Courier's History Corner - SANITATION PROJECT
A story from The Bandera New Era
January 4, 1934
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis
JB McCord, of Austin has taken over the county-wide sanitation work of the CWA, relieving Mr. Wiess, who has been transferred to Dimmitt County. The sanitation work here is being advanced as rapidly as conditions will permit.
Mr. McCord states this is one feature of government work where private undertaking may be promoted by public funds, the reason being that these private projects are of public benefit. The government furnishes the labor for the installation of sanitary pit privies and of septic tanks.
Physicians have for generations stated that such sanitary conveniences to the American households would save the nation of thousands of deaths from typhoid fever alone, and many other helpful effects.
We now have a number of these units under construction and several will be completed this week. The cost of the material which the owner must assume averages about $5.
Everyone in Bandera County is given an opportunity to have one of these units installed, Mr. McCord stated. His office at the courthouse is open to anyone who may wish to confer with him.
BANK DEPOSIT INSURANCE
IS NOW IN EFFECT
Washington, DC - A new banking era begins today with a new year which opened speculative vistas of new financial moves and closed an epoch stamped indelibly with a nation-wide bank holiday.
Lock-stepped with the new 1934 is a national insurance of deposits in more than 13,000 institutions - 99 percent of all banks... and 97 percent of all bank accounts in the estimate of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation....
The bank deposit guarantee is effective today on deposits up to $2500 in all qualifying institutions.... After July 1, deposits up to $10,000 will be guaranteed in full, those up to $50,000 will be 75 per cent insured and those above, 50 percent....