The Coshocton County Beacon June 10, 2020 - Page 15

ts economic changes one half billion dollars for unemployment and $2 billion to refinance farm mortgages. May 18 - Tennessee Valley Authority creates a far-reaching federal power project. June 12 - Congress enacts the bank deposit insurance law. June 16 - The president signs the NRA Act. June to August - A start is made on a building program to bring the U.S. Navy up to treaty strength. Oct. 22 - Government gold buying policy inaugurated at $31.36 rt series ncert with the African Chilhoir that was scheduled on June 29 at Roscoe UMC has tponed. The tentative conis Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. e cordially invited to any events at Roscoe UMC. For ormation call the office at 7780 during regular busirs or leave a message and will return your call. per ounce. Today’s current price for gold is $1,798.36. Dec. 5 - Prohibition repeal becomes effective. Jan. 4 - Since Congress met, the president has devalued the dollar to 59 cents and has sent numerous messages asking federal guarantee of home and farm mortgages and power to negotiate foreign trade agreements. As referenced above, the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps was established by Congress on March 31, 1933, to provide jobs for young, unemployed men during the depression. The CCC hired men age 17-23 who were U.S. citizens for a period of six months up to a maximum of two years. The men were paid $30 a month and in return built roads and hiking trails and were involved in forest management, flood control and the development of state and national parks. The CCC buildings were frame structures where the June 10, 2020 men lived and worked on a regimented schedule and could enroll in educational evening classes. The camps included a mess hall, barracks, post office and hospital. Meals, lodging, clothing, and medical and dental care were free. Charles H. Taylor was the assistant director for the Fresno, Ohio area. The local CCC was one of 700 camps to be discontinued due to the fact it was difficult to obtain a sufficient number of enrollees. Originally it operated in conjunction with the soil conservation station and was built to house 230 men, but due to WWII, many men volunteered for military service. Others left through selective service. The Fresno unit was the eighth in Ohio to be abandoned. The legacy of the CCC lives on today, due to the investment made a generation ago during one of America’s most desperate economic periods.