including the leaders and the led, to go to work and devote our best efforts to make 1930 a more prosperous year than 1929 has been.
I make this statement advisedly and I make it to those engaged in agriculture, in industry, in business, and in those professions whose major purpose it is to promote public welfare. The hope for this year is to be found, in my opinion, in a willingness to work and a will to succeed. This is the time to build up, to eliminate non-necessities, to plan for the future, and to save. It is not a time either for retrenchment of effort or despair.
North Carolina has come safely through many situations far more serious and trying than this has been or will be. The deeply ingrained philosophy of our people is one of hope, quiet and unflinching courage in the face of adversity, and an indomitable will to overcome every obstacle which may temporarily block the path of our social and economic progress.
The acceptance of this philosophy and policy at this time offers room for real hope for our State this year.