state of North Carolina must not only exhaust every resource at its command to bring about the indictment, conviction, and punishment of those guilty of mob violence, but I feel that under the circumstances surrounding this case the process itself should be carried on in the open and exposed to full view of an interested public. I need not add, for the reassurance of that vast majority of our citizenship concerned in the preservation of orderly processes of government, that the State will spare no effort to uphold and vindicate the law in this case.
JANUARY 3, 1930
Definite steps were taken by Governor Gardner today for the purpose of enlarging and making more effective the work of the State's charitable and welfare agencies. A reported increase of distress in a number of communities which have been hard hit by floods, unemployment, and crop failures due to other causes was the cause of this move on the part of the State's chief executive.
At a conference held in the governor's office this morning and attended by Doctor Charles O'H. Laughinghouse, state health officer, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry, representing the State Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Kate Burr Johnson, state welfare officer, Mrs. Jane S. McKimmon, state home demonstration agent, and Mrs. Raymond Binford, head of the State Parent-____________________