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for Popular Government Vol. 31 Issue 6, Apr 1965
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Two United States Supreme Court Decisions affected how the state's representation on a county-wide level was chosen. These cases affected districting and the rules governing whether county commissioners are elected, nominated, and whether or not they must reside in the district in which they are elected.
Public libraries fell under the authority of local government as stated in The General Statutes of North Carolina but some debated whether the public library system needed state support. The state's libraries were reassessed after the release of the American Library Association established national standards for adequate library service. Analysis demonstrated faltering standards both compared to the state's expectation and national requirements.
Paul Frederick Sharp, UNC Chapel Hill's Chancellor at the time, delivered a rousing speech during halftime of a football game. He spoke of the university's role in creating active citizens whom should serve the better good within the state, nation, and abroad. The author analyzes the chancellor's message and comments on the new chancellor's actions to date.