National Affairs: Sensibility

North Carolinians learned why State Pardon Commissioner Edwin B. Bridges had resigned his post after only eight months tenure. Similar officers in other states already knew the reason. Onetime Pardoner Bridges is a young lawyer of Charlotte, N. C. He has sensibilities. His reason: "I took the job for experience. I've had enough. The mental agony that follows having to tell condemned men there is no hope for them, is too much. I find it difficult to sleep on nights immediately preceding a scheduled electrocution, and the thought of a man approaching death is...

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