NOVEMBER 17, 1932
I accept the resignation of Hon. John P. Stedman with reluctance. He has served the State with a high order of ability and served it during a most trying period. His selection as district manager of the Agricultural Credit Corporation is a distinct compliment to him and to the State, and his new position will offer him opportunity for greater service to North Carolina and to the entire Southeast.
I have today appointed Mr. Charles M. Johnson, director of Local Government, as successor to Mr. Stedman. I do not believe that I could have named a more worthy or competent man to succeed Mr. Stedman. Mr. Johnson is a native of Pender County and has achieved national recognition in the administration of the Local Government Commission. He is thoroughly familiar with every unit of state and county government and his broad and sound experience in handling the fiscal affairs of the local units eminently fits him for the high and important office of the state treasurer.
I have appointed Mr. W. E. Easterling to fill out the unexpired term of Mr. Johnson as director of the commission. Mr. Easterling at present is assistant director and by his efficient service and understanding of the problem has earned this promotion.
NOVEMBER 25, 1932
The preliminary examination I have made of the report of the Constitutional Commission presented to