Friday, February 3, 2017

Looking Back to 1916: The Problem With Garbage

From the September 21, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"This is an unsavory story -- it is the old one again about garbage.  Even with the new garbage arrangement, there is complaint about garbage disposal or rather non-disposal.

"Many people throw refuse on the ground instead of keeping it covered until the collector comes.  In the meantime it breeds millions of flies and causes all sorts of things to be said because of the terrible odors.

"Flies are recognized as the spreader of typhoid fever, summer complaints, malaria, infantile paralysis and dozens of other sicknesses, so why in the name of common sense don't people take a little precaution when it could so easily be done."

And, We Take Garbage Collection for Granted.  --Cooter

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