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for The State Vol. 4 Issue 2, June 1936
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Fifty-six blind persons restored to sight; the burden of darkness through life partially lifted for 291 others. These are the accomplishments of the comparatively newly organized Mecklenburg County Association for the Blind. The Association helps with providing special glasses, Braille literature, treatment to prevent blindness in babies and children, as well as enrollment in educational and vocational programs.
Thomas Walter Bickett, a native of Monroe, was the attorney-general (1909-17) before being elected Governor in 1917. Shortly after his inauguration, the United States entered World War I; he received high marks from the citizenry for his leadership during that period. Of the forty-eight measures he recommended to the Legislature during his term, forty were passed, including increased teacher salaries; broader agricultural education; expansion of public health; better rural-life conditions; and a more humane prison administration.