Teacher Association, a report on conditions prevailing in 85 of the 100 counties of the State was considered. This report, compiled by Mrs. Johnson from information recently received from the welfare officers of the counties heard from, indicated that while no grave emergency existed, conditions were nevertheless worse than usual in many localities and that some concerted action would be necessary to prevent actual suffering before the coming of warm weather.
It was, therefore, decided that the governor should immediately appoint some outstanding citizen in each county of the State to be the head of a county relief committee to be composed of the local welfare officer, the president of the Woman's Club, the local farm demonstration agent, the county health officer, and the heads of the other welfare and charitable organizations. The purpose of these local committees will be to coordinate the relief work of existing organizations and provide such material assistance in individual cases as may be found necessary.
At a meeting of health officers held in Raleigh yesterday, Doctor Laughinghouse explained the situation and secured from them assurance of such additional effort and vigilance as might be necessary to cope with the unusual conditions at present prevailing in the State.
FEBRUARY 20, 1930
I shall transmit Dr. Chase's resignation as president of the University of North Carolina to the board of trustees as soon as a meeting can be held for this purpose.
I assume that under the circumstances Dr. Chase's resignation will be accepted as a matter of course, and