Letter to the Editor

Paradox: Courthouse and CCC

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Civilian Conservation Corps and the federal courthouse shared the front page of the March 1 Southeast Missourian. Quite a paradox. The CCC helped rescue us from the last depression. The courthouse is the best local example of why we are headed to the second great depression after three-quarters of a century: the waste of $70 million on a new courthouse so the old one can be used as a homeless shelter.

BILL D. BURLISON, Advance, Mo.