our ignoble ease and self-content and sting us into new strength; for the calls to work and dangers that awaken us out of our sleep and summon us to those perilous and arduous tasks that make us men; for the pressure of work and responsibility which holds us in our places and steadies us under the allurement of indolence and luxury; for a secular state which can in truth say to its citizenship, "for their sakes sanctify I myself"; for the highly socialized sense of this commonwealth which breeds in us infinite compassion and gives us the power of sympathy; for all our deep experiences which in the hour of our anguish make us aware of the greatness and the immortal significance of Life; and for a divine love which seeks, not our comfort, but our growth, and spares us no trial if only it can bring out the best in us.
Now therefore, I, O. Max Gardner, governor of North Carolina, proclaim Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day, and call upon our people in the spirit of the Fathers, to set apart in their hearts this day on which all of us must wish to praise Him and forget not His benefits.
Done at our capital City of Raleigh, this
O. MAX Gardner, Governor.
TYRE C. TAYLOR,