leadership can better plan our entire educational effort in terms of trends extending over generations, and can direct these trends into channels which will prevent waste and insure to rising generations the best educational opportunities the State can provide.
One of the outcomes from a consolidated institution, instead of three separate and competing institutions, is that we can now plan to provide in an orderly way for better educational opportunity and better service for every need of the young people of North Carolina. We want and will have a greater University, a greater State College, and a greater college for the education of young women.
Much of the unparallel development that has come to this State in the last generation is directly and indirectly traceable to its will to educate.
The central purpose of this reorganization is not to scrap any institution, not to eliminate any worthwhile educational service, but through unification of executive control and faculties and through a mobilization of all of the State's educational resources to provide finer opportunities for our sons and daughters to equip themselves for playing the game of life on a basis of equality with the men and women of every state and every section.
Of course, the board of trustees and the citizens of North Carolina realize that it is much better for us to have this job of consolidation carried out in a planned, scientific, and sympathetic manner than to be impelled under the stern law of necessity to throw the job into the lap of the appropriation committees of the general assemblies.
We may as well make up our minds in North Carolina that the superfluous is not necessary and that what is not essential will have to go, at least for the present. We know, if we are thoughtful, that the life and problems of the average man in North Carolina are an exact