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for Popular Government Vol. 4 Issue 1, Oct 1936
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Public health services diminished during the Great Depression and efforts to revive the program were revived in the late 1930s. The state's Department of Health was established in 1879 to cover the public's health needs from clinics to monitoring quality of drinking water. Mr. Alexander reviewed the state of the Department of Health in 1936 and evaluated its presence in the state's one hundred counties.
Forsyth County started to remap taxable property in 1926. Initially the focus was aimed at Winston-Salem and surrounding suburban areas and shifted to rural lots in 1933. Goals for the project included remapping shape and dimensions of each parcel and to create a corresponding fact sheet about each parcel's owner for updated tax information.
Communication for police, especially in dispatch scenarios, was limited until developments in radio. The first state-wide police radio channel was established on October 16, 1936 and hoped to be functional by January 1937. Costs for local police departments ranged from &50 to $125 to hook into the system, all other related costs fell on the state to build and maintain broadcasting stations.
The 1920 General election was the first time North Carolina women were allowed to vote. Mr. McGalliard recounts the history of women's suffrage in North Carolina, other legal activities women were barred from, and the \"reasoning\" for keeping women away from the ballot booth.