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for Popular Government Vol. 16 Issue 5, Feb 1950
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Accompanied by much fanfare, various officers of the Ku Klux Klan announced last December that North Carolina would become a stronghold of that organization during the coming months. Ordinances were set by many cities such as Charlotte and Raleigh to denunciate the movement and force members into the open.
Approximately one-fourth of North Carolina's 100 counties have faced up to the problem of rural fire protection and are taking active measures to answer it. These measures include new fire trucks in Iredell County, fire hydrants in Durham, the encouragement of volunteer fire departments in numerous counties, and aid in the form of loans.
A spotlight was placed on what firemen consider the most pressing problem in North Carolina's fire protection of today: how to provide adequate protection for the rural areas of the state.
Plans were laid last month for the establishment of North Carolina's third rural telephone system, to provide service to approximately 1600 families in the western part of the state.
North Carolina's fire departments have worked out a variety of tentative solutions to the rural protection problem, from advanced fee charges, assessment, and equipment.