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In addition to the previously mentioned  “Uncle Joe” Cannon (1923), Henry L. Stevens Jr. (1932) and Frank McNinch (1938), these Time magazine cover subjects are among those with various degrees of rootedness in North Carolina: Wallace Wade, Duke football coach (1937). The cover line, noting the South’s newfound football prowess, was classic Timespeak: “Southward the course of […]

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“The Nazi metaphors reached their zenith in May 1945, when a freshman North Carolina congressman called [FDR's Fair Employment Practices Commission]  ‘a concentration camp for all Americans.’ Speaking for over an hour, Joseph Wilson Ervin warned that the FEPC  ‘would operate with the weapon of fear’ by hauling off employers to trial at the hands […]

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On this day in 1960: Sen. Sam Ervin explains to Sen. Everett Dirksen, R.-Ill., why he required more information on a point of floor debate: “I am unable to unscrew the inscrutable.”  

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“Weeks after the Brown [vs. Board of Education decision in 1954], the press hailed the latest poster boy for the ‘soft Southern approach’…. Samuel J. Ervin, a Harvard-educated state Supreme Court justice, arrived in Washington ready to lend his legal expertise and ‘country lawyer’  charm to the segregationist cause. “Governor William Umstead tapped Ervin to […]

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More phrase-frequency charts from Google Books Ngram Reader: – mountain dew vs. Mountain Dew – Michael Jordan vs. Thomas Wolfe, Andy Griffith and Sam Ervin – Lumbee Indians vs. Catawba Indians – Wilmington 10 vs. Chicago Seven – Charlotte Hornets vs. Charlotte Bobcats

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Still more phrase-frequency charts from the indefatigable Google Books Ngram Reader: – sweet tea – Jesse Helms vs. Terry Sanford and Sam Ervin – Old North State vs. Tar Heel State. Only now has Tar Heel State become the more common usage? There’s something here I’m not getting. – redneck vs. white trash and hillbilly […]

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“Sen. Sam Ervin found much to criticize in Gov. George Wallace’s [1963 'schoolhouse door'] face-off with the Justice Department, arguing that ‘such conduct seriously handicaps Southern senators in the fight against civil rights bills.’ “Nonetheless, Ervin, who had staked out a hardline position on integration early in his career, chose to keep these sentiments private. […]

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“When the [Senate Watergate Committee's] report failed to single out the President, [Chairman Sam Ervin explained] that it was possible to draw a picture of a horse in two ways. You could draw the picture with a very good likeness. Or you could draw the picture and write under it, ‘This is a horse.’ Well, […]

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