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Last updated 1/21/2021 at 8:54am
100 years ago
Jan. 20, 1921
GOVERNMENT URGES HABIT OF THRIFT
Today is Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. It also marks the beginning nationally of Thrift Week, which is sponsored throughout the country by the Young Men’s Christian Association and is being supported by the Savings Division of the Treasury Department. The Government’s particular interest this week lies in the fact the its sales of Savings securities are determined by the thriftiness of the American people. The government is still in need of money, and its sales of these securities form an importan...