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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 11 Issue 4, September 1953
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North Carolina's livestock farmers are facing a feed shortage. The upper Piedmont faces the largest threat with smaller, scattered areas also suffering from severe shortages due to drought.
According to the Department of Tax Research, assessed valuation of real and personal property for 1952 increased almost 11% over the previous year in North Carolina. This totaled to over $5 billion, the highest valuation in the history of the state.
For the end of the fiscal year in 1953, North Carolina's General Fund exceeded its income by over $6 million. This depleted the credit balance for the state by this amount, but the credit was helped by larger collections and less legislative spending that anticipated.
Despite high local employment in North Carolina, the proposal to give states credit for unexpended balances failed to pass administration in Congress. North Carolina has lost several million dollars as the Employment Security taxes meant to be added to state reserve funds have been used for other purposes.
With the golden anniversary of the year of aviation, the Kill Devil Hills National Memorial site holds special interest for tourists in 1953. Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Wright Brother's Memorial commemorates the first flight and the birth of aviation.