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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 17 Issue 7, December 1959
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North Carolina has four of the 100 top selling corporations in the United States. These corporations have sales in the billions of dollars and are focused in manufacturing, particularly petroleum production and refinement, automobile manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, railroad systems, and public utilities.
Given the satisfactory operations of their production facilities in North Carolina, owners of a chamois skin manufacturer have decided to expand their production. The Drueding Brothers Co. brings skins all the way from New Zealand, and its plant in North Carolina is one of only three in the entire United States. The uncured skins are skipped to the Goldsboro plant that employs 82 people to process the skins into chamois.
A recent study of sale tax collections provides grounds for the belief that business conditions will be favorable for the liberal spending of the 1959 North Carolina General Assembly budget. Improvements in the business, reflected in sales tax collections, was dramatic in the first quarter of 1959, but the State will have to collect over $283 million for all years of the biennium to 1961 to be able to pay out appropriations in full.
Beside the old blacktop highway on the Dare County, North Carolina beaches, the new $888,000 paved road has opened to traffic. It extends form Southern Shores at Kitty Hawk to Kill Devil Hills, connecting with the new scenic highway built by Cape Hatteras National Seashore.