STATES & CITIES: Live-at-Home

To combat agricultural depression and the hand-to-mouth cash crop system, North Carolina has for months been conducting what its able Governor Oliver Max Gardner calls a "Live-at-Home" campaign. The economic theory behind this program is that the home-living husbandman raises his own food and feed, patronizes local production plants, reduces his dependence upon extrastate sources of supply. A prime feature of the campaign was an essay contest among 800,000 North Carolina school children. Last week Governor Gardner closed the competition by awarding prizes in the House of Representatives.

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