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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 8 Issue 10, February 1951
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With employment rates and incomes on the rise, it is expected that North Carolina will provide more un-manufactured tobacco for cigarettes than in previous years. Along with export demands for tobacco to foreign countries, there is a foreign and domestic demand for cotton continues to be increase while supplies remain steady if not slightly smaller than previous years. Although there has been an increase in hatcheries for November, boiler prices have led to a decrease in demand for baby chicks. And North Carolina's hog crop is estimated to increase 4% over last year, a 14% increase above the 10 year average.
The first four weeks of the 1951 North Carolina General Assembly have produced some headlines. In addition to recommendations from the Budget Commission, Governor Kerr Scott suggested proposals for increasing the budget for teacher salary increases, permanent improvements, civilian defense, new hospitals, a psychiatric wing for the UNC Hospital, and a poultry laboratory at State College. Labor legislation also included a proposal for minimum wage for certain industries.
As North Carolina seeks to expand and develop its public health mission, the state looks to the pillars of the past for inspiration. Dr. R.H. Lewis became Secretary of the State Board of Health in 1892. During his tenure, Lewis faced lack of funds from the state for public health but he fought for legislation that improve reporting of contagious diseases, the suppression of smallpox, the need for vaccinations, and the protection of water supplies.
The Riegel Paper Co. has converted 90,000 acres of pine forest into grazing range for India's most sacred cow: Brahman cattle. The hearty cattle have adjusted well to the swampy forests of Brunswick County, North Carolina, where they are bred as the preferred livestock for packing.
According to the 1950 Census, the south is still the most populous region in the United States. Despite a century of westward expansion, states like North Carolina are leading the pack with an estimated count of over 4,000,000 citizens.