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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 9 Issue 3, July 1951
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In a decision close to North Carolina's interests, a South Carolina school case involving segregation of the races in public schools moves the topic one step closer to the United States Supreme Court. As the case examines public school involvement for the first time and the subject of segregation rather than discrimination, those in North Carolina consider how the North State would handle a Supreme Court decision, what the effects of such a decision would be, and what is the constitutional background for the public school system in the state.
The trend in livestock has added a permanent rejuvenation to farms in North Carolina. But not only do cows, which required green pastures, provide surface improvement, they are also putting money into North Carolina farmers' pockets. Increase in the value of cattle over the last decade has been due to an increase in the population, better breeds, scientific management, and healthy animals.
The House has approved a new federal tax law which would increase taxes on items such as automobiles, cigarettes, and gasoline, and lowers taxes on telegrams. However, given that the percentage that each state pays in federal taxes, North Carolina would be paying more in taxes under the new bill.
Total values for property taxation for North Carolina gained $149,116,245 from 1949 to 1950. Despite this increase, it was considerably less than the change from 1948 to 1949, and several counties experienced decreases in property values.
In an issue from U.S. News and World Report, the southern United States is experiencing a minor revolution. With new factories, modernized farms, new power and telephone systems, and new schools and hospitals, southern states seeing rapid change for the better. In particular, farms and farm incomes are increasing due to mechanical advancements and an emphasis on livestock.
Non-agricultural employment experienced a small lag from May to March. However, in areas such as defense and textiles, cities like Asheville, Greensboro, and Raleigh are expecting a need for employees by September. Industries are then anticipating the employment rate to reach a point above the lag in spring.