Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner: Governor of North Carolina, 1929-1933

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heritage so rich that it has added a lustre to my life and given to his name in my memory at least a crown of perpetual glory. I stand tonight uncovered in the presence of the country doctor and lift him in this presence that you may see him and feel again the impulse of his unselfish life and rededicate yourselves to the high ideals which actuated him in his humble alleviation of human suffering.

In every crisis of the State the doctor and the nurse have risen to great heights. In 1918, when so many of our doctors were in France, an epidemic of influenza, like a destructive tornado, hit the State. Thousands were smitten, and death stalked the streets and countrysides of North Carolina. The State has never witnessed a finer exhibition of supreme human service than that displayed by the depleted ranks of physicians of North Carolina in this critical period.


NORTH CAROLINIANS TOLD TO QUIT EAT- ING OUT OF BOX CARS

ADDRESS* DELIVERED BEFORE THE FARMERS OF DURHAM COUNTY AT THE OPENING OF THE DURHAM FARMERS EXCHANGE

DURHAM N. C.

MARCH 14, 1930

I have vigorously undertaken to give North Carolina agriculture two new points of view. The live-at-home idea, and the pure seeds and pure breeds idea.

I have tried to convert the North Carolina farmers to the live-at-home program; I have asked them to

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This is not the entire address, but is all that is available. Governor Gardner in his preliminary remarks paid tribute to the far-sighted vision and public spirit of John Sprunt Hill and his son, George Watts Hill, who conceived the idea of the Farmers' Mutual Exchange, organized the forces necessary for its success, and provided a building rent free for its services.

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