July 31, 1968 - Rats life in Schenectady!
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day in 1968... Schenectady could have used some help from the Pied Piper.
Why? Rats, and lots of them!
Causing the city to take action ... young men cleaned up alleys and yards, while young women went door to door asking homeowners to open their doors to exterminators.
Surprisingly, about 40 percent of the folks refused the help, which concerned the head of the county health department.