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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 9 Issue 2, June 1951
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The North Carolina State Board of Health's Bureau of Vital Statistics research shows that there is a range in the rate of infant mortality across the state. From the extremes of 15.5 per thousand in Yancey County to 61.3 per thousand in Duplin County, the state average is 34.7 per thousand. However, it is not necessarily the location that dictates the survival but the conditions such as urban versus rural.
It is estimated that the existing federal tax law will yield $58 billion for the next fiscal year from the tax payers. This is a 50% increase from the highest war time tax burden during 1945. There are proposed opportunities for reduction in loans and credit, securities and commodities, public works, domestic aid, management and defense waste.
The North Carolina legislature has allocated $239,442,821 for public education, including schools and colleges, for the 1951 to 1953 sessions. Total appropriations for all agencies and departments totaled $336,394,576, leaving $96,951,755 for all other operating expenses.
In 1916, five communicable diseases were responsible for a large percentage of deaths in North Carolina. But the battle against such diseases as small pox and tuberculosis has been successful; however, degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart problems are new frontiers for public health research in the State.
Held in Asheville, North Carolina, the annual Craftman's Fair will present the skills of Southern Appalachians. The fair showcases unique handicrafts accompanied by folk music and dance.