PLAN TO MAKE TOWN ENTIRELY RAT-PROOF
Conversion of insanitary districts into jealthful o'nes and the proofing of the Entire city against rats is contemplated in the plans made by the health authorities of New Orleans fur permanently stamping cut the cause# of bubonic _ plague. The methods' proposed are similar in certain respects to those followed by the Federal Government at the Panama Canal, while their execution is as much an engineering on,Mein as it is a medical one. Accomplishment of the work depends upon the pas.-iigo of enabling legislation. which bears" directly upon the building regulations and affects practically every structure in the city. The November ‘Popular Mechanics .Magazine,’ in an illustrated article, savs :
" Ordinance# designed to handle the situation provide that all buildings which ie>t upon the ground shall have concrete door#, and every structure shall lie proofed against rats. Other ordinances aboiish henhouses within the cuy limits, excepting when they are thoroughly ra-t----prooied : make stringent- ruling# concerning the disposal of garbage, and subjects shipping in the harbor to binding regulations intended to prevent vat# from landing from boat# docked at the wharves. It is planned that ships shall lie Bft from the wharves, have all hawsers fitted with rat guards, and have a guard at the gangplanks whenever they are lowered."
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PLAN TO MAKE TOWN ENTIRELY RAT-PROOF, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915