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30513
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A study by the Tax Foundation, a private, non-profit organization engaged in research on government taxation and expenditures, has found that in 1956, one out of every five dollars spend by the Federal government will go toward domestic programs, economic and social. Aid to veterans, farmers, home owners, and small businesses have all gone up in the past 25 years, and continue to rapidly grow.
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James S. Ficklen of Greenville, North Carolina died in September, 1955. Ficklen headed the E.B. Ficklen Tobacco Company, an important entity in the economic life of eastern North Carolina. Ficklen was also devoted to civic affairs, part of the North Carolina Citizens Association, chairman of the Board of the Guaranty Bank and Trust and Wachovia Bank and Trust Companies. Leslie Stone, born 1895 in Kittrell, North Carolina, attended the University of North Carolina and received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Stone has served at the US Naval Hospital, Naval Medical School, and US Naval Operating Base in Bermuda. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit award for his service as medical officer in command at the US Naval Hospital at Pearl Harbor.
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Tax assessment for 1954 valued real and personal property at nearly six billion dollars, representing an increase of over $222,000,000. Although not the increase seen in property valuation two years ago, counties like Burke, Davidson, Hyde, and Orange saw substantial gains. Additionally, most counties decreased the tax rate on property for the year.
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As the Congressman representing North Carolina, Graham Barden discusses his views on minimum wage in a speech give to the Committee on Education and Labor in 1955. Baren argues that minimum wage should not result in price fixing, destroy small business, or create misery in some areas, but should be enough to compensate for appropriate labor. In this case, the argument is for a minimum wage of 90 cents.
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Lindsay Warren has envisioned a great World's Fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first settlers in American at Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Under resolution from Senator Elton Aydlett in the 1955 General Assembly, Governor Hodges is naming a commission to set in motion planning for the event which will be held in 1985.
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On Roanoke Island, established land claimed by explorers in 1584, an Elizabethan garden has been established. A project of the Garden Club of North Carolina, the garden pays homage to the great garden landscapes of sixteenth century England. It was dedicated in August 1955 for the 368th anniversary of the birth of Virginia Dare.
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30509
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Once a colonial capital of North Carolina and hideaway for pirate Blackbeard, Bath is celebrating its 250th anniversary. The four day event held in October, included pageants, colonial costume, and church singing groups.
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