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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 20 Issue 2, June 1962
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In a brief ceremony near State Ports Authority docks in Wilmington, North Carolina, the state's first major deep-water caustic soda chemical terminal will be dedicated. The new Diamond Alkali Company terminal will distribute liquid caustic soda to industrial users through the Carolinas with 24-hour delivery.
The big three of the upland flower parade are blooming at many points in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests along the Blue Ridge Parkway and other scenic routes and high elevations such as Grandfather Mountain. Blooming of the Catawba rhododendron, mountain laurel, and native azaleas are making their custom opening patterns across the mountain region.
One of the most high-pressured campaigns in the United States is reaching a climax: government medical care for the aged. Under the social security system and increased taxation, if passed this would be the most expensive single piece of welfare legislation in the country's history.
From 1944 to 1960, total expenditures for public schools have risen nearly $170 million. Funds were divided between local, state, and federal funds, the largest percentage from state funds for all counties in the state.
Farmers in Bertie County, North Carolina had for years wanted to improve efficiency and production on their farms, preferably with industry using farm products. With the aid of scientists at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station and the development of a new sweet potato, a new industry rose in Bertie, providing jobs for a new market and new food for consumers.