Many North Carolinians applaud TIME for its item, "Two Governors," in the Jan. 7 issue. However, the comments are misleading. Almost any recent Governor of North Carolina might have done the same thing Governor Cherry did in commuting the sentence of a 14-year-old Negro boy from death to life imprisonment. We elect that kind of Governor. Tolerance, decency and humaneness are not so rare in North Carolina as TIME intimates. . . .
SARAH YODER Lincolnton, N.C.
Cheers for North Carolina's Governor Cherry. But my guess is that you have been something less than fair with Governor Caldwell of Florida in similar...