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In 1942, Duke University's Electrical Engineering Department had the only Lightning Generator in the South. The apparatus was developed to better understand the forces involved in thunderstorms and add protection to areas and buildings susceptible to lightning damage. Duke University's Lightning or Surge Generator was capable of putting out 500,000 volts and 15,000 amperes per surge within a millisecond, equivalent values of natural lightning. Work began in 1940 as an elective course for senior electrical engineering students and the first test run happened in March 1942.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p4-5, il
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18548
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Continuing his travels to North Carolina's counties, Goerch visits Alexander County. There visitors will find the Brushy Mountains, the county's well-known apple crop, and prospering industry and agriculture enterprises. A number of prominent people grew up there including A. C. McIntosh, dead of the law school at Carolina, A. T. Allen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the late Romulus Z. Linney, the county's only U.S. Congressman. Goerch visits Hiddenite, Stony Point, and other towns.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p1-2, 17-20, il
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18563
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Continuing his travels to North Carolina's counties, Goerch visits Martin County. The county was established in 1774 and was named for Josiah Martin, the state's last Royal Governor. The land is superior for farming. The oldest Primitive Baptist Association in the state is located there. The county has been the home of many distinguished North Carolina families.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p1-2, 17-20, il
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18564
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Michael Schenck built the first cotton mill south of the Potomac River near Lincolnton in 1813. Lawrence summarizes how cotton manufacturing expanded in the state from that point.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p3, 20
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18566
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After years of trying and being told no, New Bern native Samuel J. Battle became New York City's first African American policeman in 1911. He was later promoted to sergeant and later detective. He has served 30 years on the force. Recently Mayor LaGuardia appointed him Municipal Parole Commissioner in New York. His term expires in January 1950.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p21
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18565
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T. O. Minton owns Champion Poultry Farms which is located near North Wilkesboro in Wilkes County. It is the largest in the South, and perhaps in the nation. He began in 1923 with 100 chickens and today has over 70,000. Recently a new chicken house was built which was 800 feet long and possibly the longest building in the state.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p7, il
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