This rare feature piece by Cash, A Visit to Mecklenburg Sanatorium, appeared in The News June 11, 1939. Cash did not normally engage in reporting, but here he combines his editorial skills with his observational acuity to offer a movingly detailed description of the harsh conditions he discovered at the Mecklenburg Sanatorium outside Charlotte. The article makes an understated, yet forceful argument to the community to bring about change. Cash repeatedly emphasized in the piece the increased overcrowding for blacks in their segregated "isolation" ward; it was bold writing for a white Southern journalist in 1939.