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

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NORTH CAROLINA MUST BE SUPPLIED WITH PURE-BRED STOCK

AUGUST 5, 1930

Scrub cattle in North Carolina have done more harm than all the boll weevils. I think this train demonstrates that the scrub* in the State must go and the counties must be supplied with pure-bred stock. One pure-bred bull is worth more than any county commissioner that I ever saw.


CONFERENCE CONCERNING THE TOBACCO SITUATION

SEPTEMBER 8, 1930

Our problem is by no means confined to the growers. The whole structure of the State is seriously affected by the prevailing prices. There is nothing of more vital concern to the State and its entire citizenship than the present depressed economic condition of North Carolina, accentuated by reason of the prevailing prices of tobacco and cotton. Every possible service the State can command is challenged to meet this unprecedented condition. It calls for the highest type of leadership, and constructive and courageous cooperation. We must face it as North Carolinians, frankly recognize its existence, plan for its defeat and

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Governor Gardner had spoken in Selma to more than 2,000 farmers and their wives at the initial stop of the livestock train, operated by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, coöperating with North Carolina State College and the State Department of Agriculture prior to making the above statement.
This was a scheduled mass meeting of farmers, merchants, and bankers, which was to meet September 11 under the sponsorship of the Eastern North Carolina Chambers of Commerce. Governor Gardner, Commissioner of Agriculture W. A. Graham, and President E. C. Brooks encouraged the leaders and coöperated in the meeting.

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