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

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of personnel is today issuing an order to the heads of all departments concerned, placing all employees on the same status, which order will be in effect until the several departments are one after the other surveyed and proper and reasonable readjustments made in the light of the findings of the survey. I heartily approve of this decision.


PROGRESS OF LIVE-AT-HOME PROGRAM

JULY 18, 1931

I was much gratified to learn of the progress of the live-at-home movement as evidenced by the shift from cotton and tobacco acreage to other crops as shown by the report of the Bureau of Crop Estimates of the Federal government as of July 1.

The shift is as follows: wheat increased 69,000 acres, corn increased 101,000 acres, oats increased 17,000 acres, barley increased 9,000 acres, rye increased 22,000 acres, hay increase 126,000 acres, soy beans increased 66,000 acres, and cow peas increased 57,000 acres.

It is evident that our cotton acreage is decreased by eighteen per cent, and there is also reported a decrease in tobacco acreage of 57,000 acres. While we do not have accurate information as to increase in gardens, any one traveling over the State is bound to recognize that there was such an enormous increase in gardens planted in vegetables for home consumption that it was impossible to make an accurate estimate as to garden planting.


WITHHOLDING COTTON WILL ADVANCE THE PRICE

AUGUST 8, 1931

If the farm board which controls directly and indirectly over 3,000,000 bales of American cotton would

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