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for The State Vol. 14 Issue 22, Oct 1946
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In the early 1940s, the Washington tobacco market attempted to become competitive in lucrative tobacco markets. Employing ingenuity and creativity to the company's advertising scheme, the solution was to organize a traveling show. The group of men travelled to rural communities in Washington to sing and tell anecdotes, generally entertaining the crowd and promoting the product.
The Colored Orphanage was organized for African American children in Oxford, Granville County. In 1946, the institution was only one of two orphanages for black children, outnumbered by 25 orphanages for white children. The major difficulty faced by this orphanage was the challenge to raise funds from state appropriation and private donation.
Clarkson was a man of various interests. He did much humanitarian service, such as a lifelong interest in the YMCA, supporting Charlotte's Florence Crittenden Home, and serving as a director of the State Hospital in Morganton, as well as other activities. He was a staunch prohibitionist. He was appointed as associate justice of the NC Supreme Court in 1923 and was reelected several times. At the time of his death in 1942 he was the senior associate justice on the court.