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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 11 Issue 11, April 1954
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Gaston County, North Carolina's textile plants are gaining a new industrial neighbor--lithium mining. The Lithium Corporation of America is moving into the area and building a plant near Bessemer City and Gastonia. The 24-hour operation will mine lithium due to an increased demand for its use in pharmaceuticals, enamelware, lubricating oils, and metal alloys.
As the poultry industry in north Carolina has matured and grown, competition for supply has changed. In 1952, North Carolina hatching egg industry produced 60,000,000 baby chicks but will require a supply of over 8 million hatching eggs for 1953 to keep up with supply and demand.
When North Carolinians get in motor accidents in other states, or people from other states get into accidents in North Carolina, they will find aid in the Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law. Forty-three states now have a security safety responsibility statute which have a reciprocity clause.
In the last half of 1953, shrimp boats along North Carolina's coast were loaded. The July to December period produced the largest shrimp harvest in the state's history. Over 5 million pounds were caught adding to the state's over $16 million seafood industry.