Correspondence: G. E. Davis, 1928-1929.

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July 2, 1928

Dr. G. E. Davis, Charlotte, N.C.

Dear Dr. Davis:

James W. Austin, Route 5, Box 84, Louisburg, N.C., was in to see me this morning about a three-teacher school for his community which is known as Rocky Ford. It seems that Mr. Best has offered to build them a school if they will raise $850. They have already secured a two-acre site.

This will be quite a burden on these people, but Austin said they were in earnest. I think you can help them, so if you will put in on your calendar and visit this place as early as possible I think you can do some real service for these people.

I have sent in the final inspections for the "G" Budget. We aided on 58 projects, costing $546,677. The contributions were as follows.

Negroes $36,327 Whites 1,725 Public 465,425 J.R. Fund 45,200

Of course this is the smallest amount we have received from the Fund in some years, but the total cost of buildings and the number of classrooms compares favorably with other years. All of the projects which we cancelled this year seem to be live ones, and I think we should be able to get a number of buildings built during the summer and early fall. We must begin at once to get behind the superintendents and psuh the building program. You can do a great service by dropping in on the Anson, Cleveland, and Union County Superintendents as often as you are able.

With good wishes, I am

Very sincerely yours,

W.F. CREDLE.

WFC:L

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August 11, 1928.

Dr. G.E. Davis, Charlotte, N.C.

Dear Mr. Davis:-

Your letter of August 8th is received. I have not heard anything from the schools in Currituck County. I hope we can get one or two under way there. The Rocky Ford School in Franklin County will be built this fall,- in fact the contract is to be let on the 22d.

With good wishes, I am

Very sincerely yours,

W.F. CREDLE.

WFC:L

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State of North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Raleigh

Charlotte N.C. August 8th. '28.

Mr. W.F. Credle, Raleigh N.C.

Dear Mr. Credle:-

How time does fly. I have been around some since I got a last letter from you. Did not get to see you, after all, when in Raleigh. Had hoped to get a little trip to New York this month, but it looks now as if I am to go to Edenton soon and so will have but little time there.

I note what you have to say about the Franklin County project. I have written to James W. Austin, suggesting that he fix a date for me to meet the patrons of the Rocky Ford school and find out what they can do toward helping in the matter. I suggested some time in September, but have not yet heard from him.

If the two schools that were to be built in Currituck are completed I might see them when I go to Edenton and am in that section,- and any others you might suggest.

It seems hard to get Mr. Grigg and the Board [at crossed out] ^in^ Cleveland to do anything for the Washington project near Waco. We have been raising money. On one Sunday I raised in cash $I86.73. The people would do anything reasonable if the Board could be gotten to move.

As I return from New York I hope to make stops at as many Count Seats as possible on the way and see what the prospects are for buildings.

I am,

Very sincerely yours,

G.E. Davis

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State of North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Raleigh

Charlotte N.C. September I0th '28

Mr. W.F. Credle, Supervisor Rosenwald Fund Raleigh N.C.

My dear Mr. Credle:-

A telegram from Burlington today requests my presence there next Sunday to assist again in the effort to raise funds for the new building. I have wired that I will be there.

I am writing now to ask if you may not have some schools in this section that I might see during the latter days of the week now entering.

I have no other means of knowing what may be ready for inspection. I know there were buildings in process of erection when the budget closed, Ithought if you had not alrady seen them, I might see the ones in Robeson and Bladen, and any others you may name.

The people at Gregory ^Currituck Co,^ where Hudgins is building the new school want me to come to help them in raising funds for desks. I have not yet set the date because I would like to link up th trip with[a crossed out] any other work you may suggest in that section.

A letter from Surry county has asked that I make one more effort to get the school for them at the point where I went with so little success last year. As they are constantly writing about it, I think it will b be best to go, but I have little hope of getting the Superintendent committed to doing anything for them.

I was at Wilkesboro last week in the interest of consolidation of the little two teacher school with the Wilkesboro Tr.School.

Kindly let me hear from you as early as possible. I will be glad to [ta crossed out] take up any projects you may suggest. While you are writingg it might be well, as far as possible, to give me a tentative outline of objectives for some weeks.

I haverequest also to make a date for the people at Garland, Sampson Co but I want to make this date to coordinate with others in that section

I trust you have had a very pleasant and profitable summer.

Sincerely yours,

G.E. Davis

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Sept. 11, 1928.

Dr. G.E. Davis, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.

Dear Dr. Davis:

I have received and wish to thank you for your letter of Sept. 10th. I know of no place where you can do more good than at Burlington. It is my understanding that work has already begun on the building, but I am sure the people will need some aid in raising their part of the money.

The Surry County proposition is also a worthy one. Supt. Allen has had a letter from some of the patrons of the school about which you write. He took the matter up with Supt.Hendren, and I have also written him. Maybe now would be a strategic time for you to go there.

I recently inspected the Gregory School in Currituck. It is coming on quite nicely. However, it would not be a bad idea for you to go by there, and help the people raise funds for equipment.

While you are in that section, it would be well to go to Camden, and assist the people at South Mills in making an addition needed to the school there. I have submitted a little sketch showing how the present little building can be articulated into a plan that will entitle them to an approporation on a three room school. We are also to aid on a building at Belcross in the same county. This should be a three room building, and will be entirely new.

Mr. J.W. Jones, who is Chairman of the School Board, lives at South Mills, and Mr. T.S. Robertson, another member of the Education Board of that County, lives at Belcross. They are both nice men. Another man, Rev. R.R. Cartwright, a colored preacher, is in charge of the activities of the colored people around Belcross. You would do well to see him.

As to other projects, I hope you can get over to Monroe to see Mr. Geddie. He seems to be having difficulty in getting any building started. He told me when here in the office yesterday that Wingate is the only school that that he is at all certain about.

They have at least started on the Florence School in Guilford, but I have not heard anything of the Goshen School building. Stop in to see Mr. Foust the first time you are in Greensboro.

I am to be in Bladen County on the 222nd, and I hardly think it worth while for you to go over there just at this time.

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