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Avery Ralph Gwaltney Banner Elk

Beaufort Lloyd Sloan, Jr Washington

Bertie W. L. Cooke Windsor

Bladen.. R. J. Hester, Jr Elizabethtown

Brunswick S. Bunn Frink Shallotte

Buncombe John F. Shuford Asheville

Burke Johnny R. Clark Morganton

Cabarrus M. Smoot Lyles Concord

Caldwell Colon Prestwood Lenoir

Camden H. A. Leary Camden

Carteret A. H. James Morehead City

Caswell Clarence L. Pemberton Yancey ville

Catawba Charles C. C. Bost Newton

Chatham Wade Barber Pittsboro

Cherokee George Postell Rt. 2, Murphy

Chowan Tom H. Shepard Edenton

Clay Wilburn Mingus Hayesville

Cleveland J. Clint Newton, Jr Lawndale

Columbus R. C. Soles, Jr Tabor City

Craven A. D. Ward New Bern

Cumberland Thomas H. Williams Fayetteville

Currituck S. A. Walker Snowden

Dare I. P- Davis Manteo

Davidson Robert L. Grubb Lexington

Davie Mrs. C. W. Young Mocksville

Duplin H. L. Stevens, III Warsaw

Durham I. L. Dean Durham

Edgecombe W. G. Clark, Jr Tarboro

Forsyth Mrs. Odell Matthews Winston-Salem

Franklin Mrs. John C. Pernell Rt. 4, Louisburg

Gaston Alvin V. Riley Gastonia

Gates G. P. Kittrell Corapeake

Graham Boyd Crisp Robbinsville

Granville Edward F. Taylor Oxford

Greene Maynard Hicks Snow Hill

Guilford J. H. Froelich, Jr High Point

Halifax A. Leonidas Hux Roanoke Rapids

Harnett Neill McKay Ross Lillington

Haywood Henry Clayton Waynesville

Henderson O. B. Crowell Henderson ville

Hertford C. M. Forehand, Jr Murfreesboro

Hoke Sam C. Morris Raeford

Hyde H. E. Rhem Rt. 1, Belhaven

Iredell John F. Long Rt. 1, Statesville

Jackson



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County Name



Address



Johnston... Darius E. Wilder R t . 1, Middlesex

Jones James R. Hood Trenton

Lee. ... Ralph Monger, Jr .......Sanford

Lenoir 0scar Waller Rt. 5, Kinston

Lincoln ...Bryan Craige Lincolnton

Macon Erwin Patton Franklin

Madison Dr. W. A. Sams Marshall

Martin N. W. Johnson Oak Citv

McDowell J. W. Streetman, Jr Marion

Mecklenburg W. Frank Phillips Charlotte

Mitchell Ben Robinson RFD, Bakersville

Montgomery John T. Kern Star

Moore J. Elvin Jackson .........Carthage

Nash J. Ed Davenport Nashville

New Hanover L. J. Poisson, Jr Wilmington

Northampton T. G. Joyner Garysburg

Onslow Marshall F. Dotson, Jr Jacksonville

° ran ,?e -L- J. Phipps Chapel Hill

Pamlico Hal Rowe Bayboro

Pasquotank.. .Phil G. Sawyer, Jr Elizabeth City

Pender Dr. John T. Dees Burgaw

Perquimans Mrs. Marie S. Elliott Hertford

Person Gordan P. Allen Roxboro

Pitt J. Henry Harrell Greenville

Polk W. H. McDonald Tryon

Randolph W. C. Lucas Asheboro

Richmond Hugh A. Lee Rockingham

Robeson Dickson McLean, Jr Lumberton

Rockingham Allen H. Gwyn, Jr Reidsville

Rowan Archibald C, Rufty Salisbury

Rutherford Woodrow W. Jones Rutherfordton

Sampson Lewis W. Tappan Clinton

Scotland Wade Maness Laurel Hill

Stanly Robert J. Deese Albemarle

Stokes... R. J. Scott Danbury

Surry.. Fred Folger, Jr Mount Airy

Swain Wade Sutton Bryson City

Transylvania Theodore E. Reid . Br°vard

T T yrre11 - Clair E. Morris Rt. 2, Columbia

Union .... Charles Hunley Monroe

X, ance ...Bobby Rogers Henderson

Wake . C. Woodrow Teague Raleigh

Warre n John Kerr, Jr. Warrenton

Washington Mrs. Howard T. Walker Plymouth

Watauga... ...James A. Dagger ..Rt. 1, Boone

W^ne C. Brantley Strickland Goldsboro

Wi kes.... Juhus A. Rousseau, Jr North Wilkesboro

w, ' so . n - Ru-sell L. Stephenson Wilson

Yadkin James Randleman Jonesville

Yancey Mark W. Bennett Burnsville



State Committees, Democratic 209

County Vice Chairmen — Democratic Executive

Committee

1966

County Name Address

Alamance Mrs. W. Clary Holt Burlington

Alexander Mrs. Dan Davis Rt. 1, Hiddenite

Alleghany Mrs. Helen S. Folger Sparta

Anson Jane Pratt Wadesboro

Ashe Mrs. Ruth T. Draughen West Jefferson

Avery Mrs. Ruth H. Calloway Newland

ppgn'ort Mrs. Axson Smith Belhaven

Bertie Mrs. E. S. Pugh Windsor

Bladen Mrs. Wanda S. Campbell Elizabethtown

Brunswick .Mrs. Ina Mae Mintz Bolivia

Buncombe Mrs. J. C Hall Asheville

Burke Mrs. Aileen Avery Morgan ton

Cabarrus Mrs. A. W. Thomas Concord

Caldwell .Mrs. E. F. Allen Lenoir

Camden Mrs. Grady Stevens Shiloh

Carteret .Mrs. Rose Merrill Beaufort

Caswell Mrs. Billy Cobb Ruffin

Catawba Mrs. John M. Abernethy Newton

Chatham Mrs. Ada W. Diggs Rt. 3, Chapel Hill

Cherokee Mrs. Edward Dickey Murphy

Chowan Mrs. E. N. Elliott Tyner

Clay Mrs. Dolly Crisp Rt. 4, Hayesville

Cleveland Mrs. F. A. McDaniel Kings Mountain

Columbus Mrs. Betty E. Williamson Chadbourn

Craven Mrs. W. H. Prescott New Bern

Cumberland Mrs. Rudolph Singleton, Sr Fayetteville

Currituck Mrs. Dudley Bagley Moyock

Dare Mrs. Emily Lou Tillett Wanchese

Davidson Mrs. C. T. Kennedy Thomasville

Davie Gordon Tomlinson Mocksville

Duplin Mrs. Mildred B. Stevens Warsaw

Durham Mrs. Lina Lee Stout Durham

Edgecombe Mrs. J. W. Sexton Rocky Mount

Forsyth Clark S. Brown Winston-Salem

Franklin .Calvin W. Brown Franklinton

Gaston Mrs. Betty C, Cauthen Gastonia

Gates Mrs. R. W. Humphries Eure

Graham Mrs. Stella Sawyer Robbinsville

Granville Mrs. Joe A. Watkins Oxford

Greene Mrs. Robert Aiken Snow Hill

Guilford Mrs. Paul Gilmore Julian

Halifax Mrs. Jesse Whitehead Halifax

Harnett Mrs. Fred Thomas Erwin

Haywood Mrs. Ruffner Jones Canton

Henderson Mrs. Robert R. Livingston Henderson ville

Hertford Mrs. E. G. Blythe Harrellsville

Hoke Mrs. T. J. Harris Rt. 3, Red Springs

Hyde Mrs. Mildred Gibbs Swan Quarter

Iredeli Mrs. Jack Raymer Troutman

Jackson Jane Goward Sylva



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County



Name



Address



Johnston Mrs. Grace Peedin Princeton

Jones Mrs. Wayne Haskins Rt. 1, Trenton

Lee Mrs. Kemp Gaddy Sanford

Lenoir Mollie V. Hart Kinston

Lincoln Mrs. John Friday Lincolnton

Macon Mrs. Jack Sherrill Franklin

Madison Mrs. Evelyn Anderson Rt. 2, Mars Hill

Martin Mrs. Jack Sharp Robersonville

McDowell Mrs. Ralph K. Ostrom Marion

Mecklenburg Mrs. Lewis Guignard Charlotte

Mitchell Mrs. A. N. Fuller Spruce Pine

Mon-tgomery Mrs. R. B. Jordan Mount Gilead

Moore Mrs. E. O. Brogden Southern Pines

Nash Mrs. Millard Morgan, Jr Bailey

New Hanover Mrs. Eunice Benway Carolina Beach

Northampton Mrs. W. H. Beale, Jr Potecasi

Onslow Mrs. Christine Koonce Richlands

Orange Betty June Hayes Hillsborough

Pamlico Mrs. Perry McCotter, Sr Bayboro

Pasquotank Mrs. Beverly M. Small Rt. 1, Elizabeth City

Pender Mrs. Reece N. Lefler Willard

Perquimans Mrs. Robert Sutton Rt. 3, Herford

Person Mrs. A. F. Nichols Roxboro

Pitt Mrs. W. F. Tyson Stokes

Polk Mrs. Annie Mae Walker.... Rt. 1, Campobello, S. C.

Randolph Mrs. Bertha Fitzgerald Asheboro

Richmond .Mrs. Robbie E. Webb Ellerbe

Robeson Mrs. Betty Ayers St. Pauls

Rockingham Mrs. J. C. Johnson, Sr Madison

Rowan Pearl Thompson Rt. 6, Salisbury

Rutherford Mrs. Charles Ford Forest City

Sampson .Mrs. Reta W. Henley Roseboro

Scotland Mrs. W. G. Hunt Laurinburg

Stanly Mrs. Jeanne Morris Albemarle

Stokes Mrs. Marjorie P. Christian Danbury

Surry Mrs. Roxie Roth Elkin

Swain Minnie Lee Wright Bryson City

Tran.sylvania Mrs. Julia Fisher Brevard

Tyrrell Mrs. Borden McClees Columbia

Union Mrs. Sam R. Gaddy Wingate

Vance Mrs. Glenn M. Walker Henderson

Wake Mrs. Ted Daniel Raleigh

Warren Mrs. W. S. Smiley Rt. 1, Macon

Washington Victor Alexander Creswell

Watauga Mrs. Rachel Hartley Boone

Wayne Mrs. Mary Hall Peacock Fremont

Wilkes Zelle Harris Roaring River

Wilson Mrs. E. Sharpe Newton Wilson

Yadkin Mrs. Ruth Mackie Boles Yadkin ville

Yancey Maphra Young Green Mountain



NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN STATE
PLATFORM 1966

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

The present national Administration, and indeed the Demo-
cratic Party itself, is marked, among other things, hy two ex-
tremely dangerous trends: One, an ever-increasing unwarranted
centralization of power in the Federal Government; and two, an
utter disregard for financial responsibility in our national fiscal
affairs.

We ask only for the free opportunity to do things for ourselves
and our country. This is a nation which has prospered in a
climate of freedom which has permitted each individual to devel-
op his maximum potential. We must move away from the dead-
ening influence of paternalism and return to policies which stim-
ulate and encourage individual incentive. Then, and only then,
can our nation march forward to its greater destiny — strong
enough to discourage outside influences and sensitive to the wel-
fare of all its citizens at home.



FISCAL INTEGRITY:

The national spiraling inflation created by the administration's
domestic and international give-away program must be curbed
by more responsible Republican leadership. The record of the
present administration shows a continuing disregard for the
importance of fiscal integrity in national affairs. We commend
the efforts of Congressmen Charles R. Jonas and James T. Broy-
hill to stem the tide of irresponasible governmental spending, and
we pledge our best to return them to Congress with others of
like mind. This state needs more Republican Congressmen to
help organize the Congress and direct its policies into channels
more in line with the thinking of the people of North Carolina.

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SECTION 14-B:

We commend the successful efforts made by the Congressional
Republican leadership to prevent the repeal by the persent admin-
istration of Section 14-15 of the Taft-Hartley Act. Although sup-
porting responsible unionism, we do not feel that compulsory
unionism is in the best interest of the individual American laborer,
the American labor movement, nor in the best interest.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

We regret the irresolution and lack of leadership displayed by
the current administration in stemming Communist imperialism
throughout the world, and in particular in Southeast Asia. Be-
cause of the indecisiveness of the present administration our
international prestige is at its lowest ebb. and Communist aggres-
sion moves forward. We call upon our national leadership to
let the interest and national safety of this country and the West
be the polar star for the guidance of our foreign policy — and
pursue that policy with firmness and with strength.

STATE AFFAIRS

North Carolina possesses potential unexcelled by any of the
other 49 states. That potential is the ability of our citizens. This
state has been unable to utilize its potential because of the one-
party system of government exhibited by the Democratic Party
in the last 65 years. When any political party is too long in power,
it becomes primarily interested in its own perpetuation without
primary regard to the best interest of the people. Our present
low position among the states in education, health, welfare, in-
come, etc. is proof of the results of the one-party system.

PUBLIC EDUCATION

With a firm conviction that an excellent educational system is
the first prerequisite for representative government, and with
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won for them at great cost by their forefathers, the Republican
Party in North Carolina dedicates itself to the position that
education is the most important function of State and Local
Government in a free society.

We praise the dedication our teachers have shown under ad-
verse circumstances. North Carolina education programs rank
near the bottom in the nation in all categories. In spite of low
ratings in education, the records tend to show that we rank near
the top in per capita expenditures for education. It seems evident
that we are paying for more education than our schools are
providing.

A comparison of the educational history of Republican States
with that of Democrat States during the last 65 years points to
the undeniable fact that Republican States lead the nation in the
field of education, while Democrat States rank near the bottom
in every evaluation of school standards. We pledge ourselves to
the task of elevating North Carolina from the low educational
position she has occupied during 65 years of Democrat rule.

The Republican Party favors a program of incentives and
teacher selection to attract and hold superior teachers. Instruct-
ors should be highly trained for the areas in which they teach.
Teachers must be given time to teach and pupils time in which
to learn. We support special programs for the exceptionally
talented and for the handicapped. We favor more emphasis on
physical fitness in athletic programs, and less attention to spec-
tator sports.

We propose to strengthen job security for those who teach our
children by enacting teacher tenure legislation. We feel that
this would remove political pressures from the classroom.

We believe that students must attend classes regularly. Be-
cause the Democrat Party has been unwilling to accept the
responsibility for adequate truancy laws, there are approximately
70,000 boys and girls absent from the classrooms each day our
public schools are open.

Our Republican congressional candidates if elected would work
for legislation allowing a certain percentage of the Federal In-
come Tax paid by the residents of North Carolina to be returned
directly to the states to be used by the states for education
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North Carolina Republicans, realizing the urgent need for
more and better public school buildings and plants, propose that
the State return to the counties 15% of sales and use tax collec-
tions to be used for this purpose. This program would eliminate
expensive interest payments on bonds and would return some 20
million annually to the counties. Within 10 years North Caro-
lina would have one of the finest if not the finest school plant
systems in the nation.

The Republican Party is committeed to the principle that each
generation should furnish adequate support for the training of its
youth. It is opposed to programs of deficit finance, which bind
future generations to relieve the present of its responsibilities.
We pledge ourselves to efficient administration, maximum use of
school facilities, and elimination of frills or waste in our educa-
tional system. We promise constant scrutiny of the entire
educational system to the end that essentials be held in focus and
the goal of an educated citizenry be realized.



HIGHER EDUCATION

The Republican Party favors continued expansion of our system
of higher education in keeping with the steady increase of popu-
lation and growing complexity of modern society. We favor
careful screening of applicants and high standards of perform-
ance by those enrolled at such schools.

We favor an expansion of the regional Industrial Training
Center Program.

Believing the Community College is a sound solution for those
who want such an education as it affords, but are financially
unable to bear the high cost in colleges and universities, we favor
the careful location of Community Colleges so that all sections
of the state will be provided with this facility. We favor better
financial assistance from the State in capital outlay, especially in
those sections where the indebtedness and tax rate will prohibit
the establishment of a community college without greater state
support.

We advocate allowing state supported colleges in diverse sec-
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education in order that teachers may continue their work to-
wards these degrees while they teach.

We feel that, in any expansion of our system of higher educa-
tion, the interests of the State's excellent private colleges should
be given consideration.

The Republican Party feels that justice demands that the
governing boards of all institutions of higher education be select-
ed on a non-partisan basis.

LOCAL. CONTROL. OF EDUCATION

Republican members of the 19 67 General Assembly will work
for legislation returning to the counties and cities control over
Boards of Education either by direct vote of the people in non-
partisan elections or by appointment of the board by duly elected
county officials.

ELECTION LAWS

If the people of our State are to have improvements in their
election laws, it will be a result of the Republican Party and
the Republican Party alone. After 65 years of Democrat rule
the State's election laws are still the delight of the unscrupulous
politician, being filled with unjust provisions and handy loop-
holes.

As each session of the Democratically controlled legislature
passes with only minimal changes in the election laws, it becomes
more and more apparent to the people of the State that the hope
for free and more honest elections lies with the Republican
Party alone.

The Republican Party reproves the party in power for its bien-
nial failure to correct the many faults of its elections laws. It
refuses to require periodic reregistration. It circumvents any
actions to prevent ballot box abuses. It steadfastly upholds its
complete domination of the election boards at every level. In
some counties it refuses to allow the minority party to name its
own judges. And in every respect it shows a continual lack of
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The Republican Party continues t<> advocate:

1. The transfer of the control of elections from the Democratic
Party to a system of non-partisan boards of exercising a generally
judicial function. The election officials should, therefore, be
appointed with the understanding that they represent the State
of North Carolina and not any political party.

2. A statewide periodic reregistration. There is no better
way of purging the registration books. A substantial number of
the counties in North Carolina have not had a new registration in
the last 12 years. The Republican Party advocates a complete
reregistration every 8 years.

3. A modern loose-leaf system of registration requiring each
registrant to sign his name when registering to vote.

4. The repeal of the civilian absentee ballot law. The altera-
tions in the absentee ballot laws grudgingly adopted by the
Democratic legislature have done little to dispell the abuses of
these provisions. The only means for completely eliminating
the flagrant abuses of this law is to completely repeal the entire
section.

5. The removal of the so-called markers at each polling place.
These markers no longer serve the function of assisting the voter
in marking his ballot but instead help the unscrupulous politician
to control the ballot.

6. The more widespread use of voting machines with the
State sharing the cost. Voting machines would obviously result
in more honest elections, eliminating the stuffed ballot boxes,
false bottomed ballot boxes, marked ballots and similar frauds.

7. Requiring the voter to sign a poll book before voting.
Such action would deter many from voting illegally.

8. That Federal employees be prohibited from serving as elec-
tion officials.

We think it reprehensible that the citizens of this State were
required to resort to the courts for the elimination of the loyalty
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defeated Republican attempts to repeal this oath in the legis-
lature.

The Republican Party endorses these and any improvement to
the election laws which would provide more honest and free
elections. All just and truly representative governments are
based on honest and free elections. It is upon these foundations
that the Republican Party bases its goals.

REALIGNMENT OF SENATORIAL DISTRICTS

Since the present rule is that State legislative apportionment
must be based on the one-man one-vote theory, the Republican
Party believes that the only way to completely comply with the
rules is to have the only one-member Senate districts and one-
member House districts. To accomplish full-compliance into
single-member districts, and realignment after the next census
should be by one-member districts.

CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

It will be the purpose of Republican representatives and sena-
tors to redistrict the Congressional districts of North Carolina
on the basis of making the districts geographically compact as
far as it is possible without splitting counties.



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GOVERNMENT TAXES AM) SPENDING

Wherever the citizen of North Carolina turns, he finds himself
faced with yet another tax. North Carolina is in the minority of
states thai levy both general sales and personal income taxes.
Our sales tax rate is exceeded only by nine states. Our personal
income tax rate is exceeded by only six states. The rate at which
we tax corporate income is exceeded in only two states. And
our motor fuel tax ranks number one with the exception of
Hawaii and Alaska. Per capita tax collections in North Carolina
have increased from $54.39 in 1950 to $130.32 in 1964 — more
than doubling over the fifteen year period. The average tax-
payer of North Carolina is clearly assuming an ever growing
burden. To be sure, some of this burden has been used to the
benefit of the taxpayers. But the Republican Party of North
Carolina maintains that the taxpayer is not receiving the maxi-
mum benefit from his taxes. The Republican Party believes that
the taxpayers not only have a right to know how their hard
earned tax dollars are being spent, but also to receive maximum
benefit from these tax dollars. We maintain that the tax burden
on the average taxpayer can actually be decreased while the
benefits to him are increased. To these ends, the Republican
Party makes the following proposals:

A. Tax Revision

1. Replace food tax with a normal tax on alcohol and to-
bacco.

2. Replace 15% of the sales tax collected, back to the
counties, giving the counties $20,000,000 per year for
school building purposes.

B. Pax Reform

1. An Educational Trust Fund will be established within
the office of the State Treasurer. All revenue from the
general sales tax shall be placed in this trust fund and
shall be used for education only. The treasurer will be
authorized to invest this money in short-term U. S. Gov-
ernment securities or to deposit the money in financial
institutions within North Carolina which are insured by
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be required to give a short statement monthly and a full
report biannually to each legislator on the condition of
the Trust Fund. These statements and reports will in-
clude such items as income expenditures, location of in-
vestments, and interest received on the Fund.
The enactment of this proposal would bring about an
increase in the benefits to the people of North Carolina
without an increase in taxes. Although the general sales
tax was enacted for the purpose of providing funds for
education, a comparison of tax receipts and education
expenditures indicates that about twenty per cent of sales
tax revenue is going for non-educational purposes. The
Educational Trust Fund would recover most or all of
this twenty percent for the education of our children.

2. Full-time students in an accredited college, university
or vocational school shall be exempt from the state in-
come tax while they are full time students. Part time
students in accredited institutions who are taking courses
which improve their skills may deduct the expenses of
such part time education from their taxable incomes
when computing their state income tax.

C. Expenditure Reforms

1. To provide a check on the majority party, the member-
ship of the Advisory Budget Committee shall include a I
least two members of the minority party.

2. Members of the press and public shall be allowed to be
present at all meetings of the Joint Appropriations Sub-
Committee.

3. At the end of each session, the Legislature shall appoint
a Comptroller General who shall have access to all in-
formation on present and proposed State finances, and
who shall report periodically to the Legislature on the
status of State Finances and on the formulation of the
State budget.

These three proposals would make a reality of the right
of the taxpayers to know how their tax money is being
spent. At the very least it would give the representa-
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4. Any surplus in State funds existing at the end of any-
fiscal year shall he used to retire a portion of the out-
standing debt of the State. The only exception shall be
funds in the Educational Trust fund.



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