but he especially emphasizes that the bread was the meanest he ever ate and that the chickens and turkeys seemed to have been starved before they were served.
In one respect he was a modern legislator. He refers to the attractive women in Raleigh, but he tells my mother, whom he addressed as "Dearest Maggie" that: "There is nothing else beside thee that is worth loving. My whole affections are lavished on thee and I know full well thou dost return my love with that affection that none can possess but my kind and affectionate wife." And he concludes saying: "Maggie, do not think of crying any more, but think that you have a husband that loves you with all his heart." I suggest that the letter to my mother is not a bad standard for members of the General Assembly to follow in writing to their wives. I am satisfied that my mother believed everything my father said.
FEBRUARY 3, 1931
I hereby designate the week of February 16 as liveat-home week for the schools of the State. At this time more than 24,000 teachers in 6,000 schools will carry the live-at-home message to 875,000 school children and their parents.
Special emphasis should be placed again this year upon the effort to convey to students and their parents a true picture of the agricultural situation in the State in order that they may more intelligently "Farm to Make a Living in 1931."
Last year county and local school superintendents, supervisors, principals, and teachers participated in the program. The teachers of vocational agriculture in the public high schools not only worked in the schools
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Publication information: Book title: Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner:Governor of North Carolina, 1929-1933. Contributors: Edwin Gill - Author, David Leroy Corbitt - Editor. Publisher: Council of State. Place of publication: Raleigh, NC. Publication year: 1937. Page number: 514.