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for Popular Government Vol. 2 Issue 2, Dec 1934
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The Traffic Violations Bureau, more popularly known as the Greensboro Traffic Safety Institute, was formed in 1934 because the following year seven traffic-related deaths. Operating independently of the police department and criminal court, the institute's main objective was to prevent automobile related accidents through education. To inform the public, the institute took a number of initiatives including erecting billboards and cartoons published in the Greensboro newspaper.
Major L. P. McLendon served as Chairman of the State Board of Elections in 1934. He delivered a speech to the Institute of Government, reprinted in this article, addressing problems in state elections. His major concern focused on voters casting ballots in favor of community pride, favoritism, and partisanship rather than objectively viewing both candidates and choosing the most able to serve in government.
Henry Brandis, Jr. was the associate director of the Institute of Government and addressed citizen's complaints against the Highway Fund. Taxes flowed into the highway fund and some taxpayers questioned whether these taxes targeted only specific citizens. Brandis justified the existence of the Highway Fund by breaking down statistical data.
In 1934, Chowan County Courthouse was the oldest in the state, 167 years old. The Colonial-style structure stood in Edenton and Mr. Dixon explained its history through historical documentation and anecdotal evidence.