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Twenty-eighth District — Buncombe.

Twenty-ninth District— Henderson, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford,

Thirtieth District— Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson,
Macon, Swain.

District Divisions 147


First District — Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pas-
quotank, Perquimans.

Second District — Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell, Washington.

Third District — Carteret, Craven, Pamlico, Pitt.

Fourth District — Duplin, Jones, Onslow, Sampson.

Fifth District — New Hanover, Pender.

Sixth District— Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton.

Seventh District — Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson.

Eighth District — Greene, Lenoir, Wayne.

Ninth District — Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Warren.

Tenth District — Wake.

Eleventh District — Harnett, Johnston, Lee,

Twelfth District — Cumberland, Hoke.

Thirteenth District — Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus.

Fourteenth District — Durham.

Fifteenth District — Alamance, Chatham, Orange.

Sixteenth District — Robeson, Scotland.

Seventeenth District — Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry.

Eigh teen th District — Guilford.

Ninteenth District — Cabarrus, Montgomery, Randolph, Rowan.

Twentieth District — Anson, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, Union.

Twenty-first District — Forsyth.

Twenty-second District — Alexander, Davidson, Davie, Iredell.

Twenty-third District — Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, Yadkin.

Twenty-fourth District — Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga,

Twenty-fifth District — Burke, Caldwell, Catawba.

Twenty-sixth District — Mecklenburg.

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Twenty-seventh District — Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln.

Twenty-eighth District — Buncombe.

Tive)ity-vi)ith District — Henderson, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford,

Thirtieth District — Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson,
Macon, Swain.

District Divisions 149




(Chapter 1, Extra Session Laws 1966)

First District — Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hert-
ford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Washington shall
elect two senators.

Second District — Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin and Tyrrell shall
elect one senator.

Third District — Carteret, Craven and Pamlico shall elect one

Fourth District — Edgecombe, Halifax, Pitt and Warren shall elect
two senators.

Fifth District — Greene, Jones and Lenoir shall elect one senator.

Sixth District — Onslow shall elect one senator.

Seventh District — Franklin, Granville and Vance shall elect one

Eighth District — Johnston, Nash and Wilson shall elect two sena-

Ninth District — Wayne shall elect one senator.

Tenth District — Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and Sampson shall
elect two senators.

Eleventh District — Durham, Orange and Person shall elect two

Twelfth District — Wake shall elect two senators.

Thirteenth District — Chatham, Harnett and Lee shall elect one

Fourteenth District — Cumberland and Hoke shall elect two sena-

Fifteeyith District — Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus shall elect

one senator.

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Sixteenth District — Caswell and Rockingham shall elect one sena-

Sevexteeiith District — Alamance shall elect one senator.

Eighteenth District — Guilford and Randolph shall elect three sen-

Nineteenth District — Davidson, Montg'omery, Moore, Richmond
and Scotland shall elect two senators.

Twentieth District — Robeson shall elect one senator.

Twenty- first District — Allef>-hany, Ashe, Stokes and Surry shall
elect one senator.

Twenty-second District — Forsyth shall elect two senators.

Twenty-third District — Rowan shall elect one senator.

Twenty-fowrth District — Anson, Cabarrus, Stanly and Union
shall elect two senators.

Ttventy-fifth District — Davie, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin shall
elect one senator.

Twenty-sixth District^Alexander, Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln
shall elect two senators.

Twenty-seventh District — Mecklenburg shall elect three senators.

Tiventy-eighth District — Burke and Caldwell shall elect one sen-

Twenty-ninth District — Cleveland and Gaston shall elect two sen-

Thirtieth District — Avery, McDowell and Rutherford shall elect
one senator.

Thirty-first District— Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey
shall elect two senators.

Thirty-second District — Haywood, Henderson and Polk shall elect
one senator.

Thirty-third District— Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon,
Swain and Transylvania shall elect one senator.

District Divisions 151


(Chapter 5, Extra Session Laws 1966)

First District — Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank
and Perquimans shall elect two representatives.

Second District — Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington
shall elect two representatives.

Third District — Carteret, Craven and Pamlico shall elect three

Fourth District — Onslow and Pender shall elect three representa-

Fifth District — New Hanover shall elect two representatives.

Sixth District — Bertie, Hertford and Northampton shall elect two

Seventh District — Halifax and Martin shall elect two representa-

Eighth District — Pitt shall elect two representatives.

Ninth District — Greene, Jones and Lenoir shall elect two repre-

Tenth District — Wayne shall elect two representatives.

Eleventh District — Duplin shall elect one representative.

Twelfth District — Bladen and Sampson shall elect two representa-

Thirteenth District — Brunswick and Columbus shall elect two

Fourteenth District — Edgecombe and Nash shall elect three rep-

Fifteenth District — Johnston and Wilson shall elect three repre-

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Sixteenth District — Franklin, Vance and Warren shall elect two

Seve)iteenth District — Caswell, Granville and Person shall elect
two representatives.

Eighteenth District — Durham shall elect three representatives.

Nineteenth District — Wake shall elect four representatives.

Twentieth District — Chatham and Orange shall elect two repre-

Twenty-first District — Alamance shall elect two representatives.

Twenty-second District — Harnett and Lee shall elect two repre-

Twenty-third District — Cumberland shall elect four representa-

Twenty- fourth District — Hoke, Robeson and Scotland shall elect
four representatives.

Twenty-fifth Dist rict^Rockingham shall elect two representa-

Twenty-sixth District — Guilford shall elect six representatives.

Twenty-seventh District — Montgomery and Randolph shall elect
two representatives.

Twenty-eighth District — Moore shall elect one representative.

Twenty-ninth District — Richmond shall elect one representative.

Thirtieth District — Forsyth shall elect five representatives.

Thirty-first District — Davidson shall elect two representatives.

Thirty-second District — Stanly shall elect one representative.

Thirty-third District — Anson and Union shall elect two repre-

Thirty- fourth District — Rowan shall elect two representatives.

Thirty-fifth District — Cabarrus shall elect two representatives.

District Divisions 153

Thirty-sixth District — Mecklenburg shall elect seven representa-

Thirty-seventh District — Alleghany, Ashe, Stokes and Surry shall
elect three representatives.

Thirty-eighth District — Wilkes and Yadkin shall elect two repre-

Thirty-ninth District — Davie and Iredell shall elect two repre-

Fortieth District — Catawba shall elect two representatives.

Forty-first District — Gaston and Lincoln shall elect four repre-

Forty-second District — Alexander, Burke and Caldwell shall elect
three representatives.

Forty-third District — Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford shall elect
three representatives.

Forty-fourth District — Avery, Mitchell and Watauga shall elect
one representative.

Forty-fifth District — Buncombe and McDowell shall elect four

Forty-sixth District — Henderson shall elect one representative.

Forty-seventh District — Haywood, Madison and Yancey shall
elect two representatives.

Forty-eighth District— Jackson, Swain and Transylvania shall
elect one representative.

Forty-ninth District — Cherokee, Clay, Graham and Macon shall
elect one representative.


FOR 1970

The North Carolina Democratic Party commends to the voters
of North Carolina the support of its platform, on the strength of
its principles, its performances in the past and its promises for
the future.


The Democratic Party has always been the Party of the People.
As Democrats we reject the pessimism that says our society is
doomed, and we reaffirm our faith that people can solve their

We believe people can correct political injustices through order-
ly processes — without violence.

We believe people can correct economic injustices without de-
stroying the free economic system which has brought Americans
the greatest material wealth any society has known.

We believe people can correct social injustices without sacrificing
individual liberty.

This is the spiritual heritage of the Democratic Party: We be-
lieve in the PEOPLE.


Agriculture is one of the most important sectors of our economy.
We support the continuation of state and national programs essen-
tial in obtaining for farmers their fair share of the national pros-
perity and supplying the citizens of the United States an abundance
of high quality farm products which are so often taken for granted.
North Carolina has developed progressive agricultural programs
which have been geared to serving farmers as well as consumers
and processors.

As the need to consider the conservation of our environment is
increasingly stressed, we urge that every consideration be given
to the over-all picture. The many facets of this question, as related


Democratic Platform 155

to agriculture, must be looked at objectively and solutions must be
in the best interest of all our people. We believe conservation of our
environment and the needs of the farmer are compatible.

The Democratic Party supports the efforts of our farmers to re-
ceive a fair return for their labor and investment and we pledge
to support programs including farm bargaining which will enable
them to continue to farm. This in turn will lessen the mounting
burden of congestion in our cities.

The Democratic Party is dedicated to the intelligent use of the
abundant agricultural resources of North Carolina, both natural
and human. We pledge to our State continued advancement in
agricultural research and development.


The Democratic Party recognizes that the correctional programs
of North Carolina are all designed to control, influence, and edu-
cate identified offenders. The specialized services are each con-
cerned with the common problem of effecting changes in the be-
havior of weak, maladjusted, and anti-social people so that they
can live acceptable in fi-ee society. We believe that the commend-
able progress being made by the separate correctional agencies could
be accelerated by better coordination of their closely interrelated
operations. The Democratic Party pledges itself to support meas-
ures to maximize coordination and to minimize needless duplication
of effort in the correctional field.


The North Carolina Democratic Party recognizes peaceful picket-
ing and demonstrating as legal means of expressing dissent or a
point of view and that such persons while so engaged are entitled
to protection under the law. However, picketing or demonstrating
must not jeopardize public order or harass organized meetings in
such a manner as to deprive speakers of the right of expression.
Such activity must not interfere with the regular classroom, labora-
tory or office activity of State-supported educational institutions.

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The Democratic Party does not believe that college students are
"bums" and we believe that the great majority of our college stu-
dents are genuinely concerned about human issues and show their
concern in peacelul, democratic ways. Only a small percentage of
students use our institutions of higher learning as a refuge for law
breaking. Students who do break laws, however, should be charged,
tried, and if convicted, sentenced appropriately under the same
laws of the State of North Carolina to which all of our other citi-
zens are subject.


The Democratic Party of North Carolina has as a guiding prin-
ciple a goal of personal economic advancement for all the citizens
of the state within a framework of a great concern for our en-
vironment. The Party can boast of the state's Department of
Conservation and Development which reported this year that the
state's industrial development program in 1969 broke all previous
records. Industry committed $682,562,000 in capital investments
for new and expanded industrial facilities in North Carolina. The
previous record was set under a Democratic Administration in 1967
when total capital investments for new and expanded industries
amounted to $661.9 million.


The Democratic Party in North Carolina has long given first
priority to education. Such priority is even more important today
in an era when we must prove that we believe in an adequate and
equal education for all our children. And the Democratic Party be-
lieves in this as sacred human obligation.

All human progress has its foundation in education. The people
of North Carolina and the Democratic Party have accepted a com-
mitment to support our schools, colleges, and universities generous-
ly. They are pledged to put the public schouls tirst for it is here,
in our public schools, that progress begins. All other efforts are
useless if our public schools fail. It is in our public schools that
the foundation for higher education and ultimate progress in all

Democratic Platform 157

areas must be built. Because the foundation must begin at an
early age, we endorse the objective of expanded pre-school educa-
tion in North Carolina. The foundation must also include broad-
based occupational education. Therefore, we also endorse a com-
prehensive occupational education program available to secondary
school youngsters.

Teachers must continue to receive adequate compensation. Spe-
cifically, we urge, as a goal, national average salaries for teachers
based on an adjusted Index Schedule with increases for other pro-
fessional personnel. They must also have the opportunities to up-
grade and retrain themselves in terms of new programs, changing
social conditions, and the expanding needs of students today. New
training programs, use of teacher aides and the career establish-
ment of a 10-month working year for all teachers and a 12-month
year for other personnel should be emphasized. Our teachers de-
serve the protection of adequate job security. The right of teachers
to negotiate on professional matters should be established by law.

The Democratic Party strongly believes that all public school
children of our State, both urban and rural, should receive equal
benefits in regards to school transportation.

The Democratic Party further believes that reading programs
in the public schools must be supported if we are to see the dra-
matic improvement that is needed by students today. Additional
school programs are of great benefit since all children must be
offered what is needed to allow them to develop into productive
adults. But we strongly believe that the basic learning tools — such
as reading — must remain the foundation on which we build our

The Democratic Party also believes that the recognition of equal
educational opportunities for all children, regardless of race, sex,
ability, cannot be overstated. It is only through equal opportunity
that true progress can be made. We urge the Textbook Commis-
sion to adopt textbooks and supplementary texts which show no
bias toward any of our citizens and which portray the lives of
minority Americans in a way that racial pride for Negroes and
Indians and racial understanding for Whites may be achieved.
Recognizing the desperate plight of private colleges and univer-

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sities, we urg-e State assistance in the form of tuition grants to
students attendinji' private institutions of higher learning.

We commend the educational leadership of North Carolina for
their concern about human relations within the schools and urge
the teaching of human rights in our schools.

A strong society requires a strong educational system, grounded
in a heavy and continuous participation of its citizens in the de-
cision-making process. And it is a strong education system that
attracts and holds talent and industry in the State. It is only
through education that we can both develop and preserve our
human and natural resources.


Next to its citizens, our State's environmental resources are its
greatest asset. North Carolina is abundantly endowed with these
God-given resources, which exist to benefit man. We regard our
environmental resources as a sacred trust, realizing that not only
should this generation enjoy their benefits, but that we should
insure that future generations be similarly privileged.

Governor Robert W. Scott is to be commended for the efforts of
his administration to further a wholesome environment, including
the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Economics and

The Democratic Party favors the establishment of a compre-
hensive land use policy for North Carolina; adequate programs for
the long range development and management of the water re-
sources of the state to assure sufficient quantities of water of ap-
propriate quality for human consumption, industrial development,
recreational needs, and fish and wildlife enhancement; adequate
programs for disposal o± solid wastes; the promulgation and en-
forcement of adequate standards to control water and air pollu-
tion; and the comprehensive planning and development of total
resources in a manner to assure a prosperous economy and a whole-
some environment for the citizens of North Carolina.

Specifically, we endorse financial assistance to local governments,
lor vv'ater and air pollution control. We urge members of the Ad-
visory Budget Commission and the General Assembly to give high

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priority in future appropriations to expansion of the State Park


There is much concern today for delivering adequate health care
to all citizens. Indeed, there is growing public opinion that good
health is a right of the people, not a luxury. Health services must
be continuous and comprehensive, meeting the personal needs of
the individual and the family. They must be modern, bringing the
latest in life-saving and health-preserving techniques into current
practice. Ways must be found to insure that no one is denied
health care because of inability to pay, and that those who can
pay are protected from the financially crippling burden of cata-
strophic illness. There must be a strong commitment to insure that
each North Carolinian can avail himself of accessible, competent,
and economical medical and health services.

Many areas of North Carolina lack adequate medical and health
resources. Attention must be given to programs that recruit and
train health personnel at all levels, provide continuous education,
and seek to place health workers where health needs exist. We
urge an examination of experimental physicians assistance pro-
gram to determine the potential for solving the needs of our people.

There is the global problem of survival on an over-populated
earth. There are also the intensely personal problems of unplanned,
unwanted, or illegitimate children. There must be assurance that
family planning and birth control measures are readily available
to all, and there must be active promotion of the utilization of
such resources.


Under the leadership of the Democratic Party, North Carolina
has one of the most ambitious highway programs in the Nation.

Maintaining the Nation's longest highway system, (over 74,000
miles) is no small task. The Democratic Party is proud of the fact
that with proper professional planning and with the concept of
obtaining the highest quality roads with a minimum cost, North

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Carolina maintains 10';^^ of all roads in the Nation under a state
system, and this is done with less than 4% of the total funds
spent on State roads and is done without the use of toll roads or
property tax funds.

In the East, in the Piedmont, and in the Western sections of
North Carolina, good roads become the principal ingredient for
orderly, economic development, both in Agriculture, Industry, Edu-
cation, and social development. We firmly support the Governor's
tremendous road building program and highway expansion in
North Carolina. To this end, the Party of the People, the Demo-
cratic Party, dedicates itself.


North Carolina General Assemblies, with the forceful endorse-
ment of successive Democratic Governors, have developed effective
traffic safety programs. The 1967 General Assembly established
the Office of the Governor's Highway Safety Program. Currently,
this office and other concerned State Departments, assisted by the
Highway Safety Research Center and the Research Triangle In-
stitute, are conducting a coordinated campaign against death, in-
jury, and property loss.

The Governor's Highway Safety Program has secured funds,
available through the Highway Safety Act of 1966, to finance
many projects in sixteen standard highway safety subject areas —
on both state and local levels.

Last year, North Carolina experienced a substantial decrease in
traffic fatalities by number and an even more significant reduction
in deaths per 100 million miles traveled. Scientific studies of the
contributing factors leading to these tragedies and the further im-
plementation of the State's ongoing Highway Safety Program will
do much to guide those directly concerned with the continuing effort
to save lives. The Democratic Party endorses these studies and
programs and the use of every modern technique available to help
reduce traffic latalities.


The North Carolina Democratic Party believes every North Caro-
lina family should have a safe and sanitary place in which to live,

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in keeping with 20th Century standards. We further believe that
decent housing for all North Carolinians is the public's business.

We commend the establishment of the North Carolina Housing
Corporation which has been created by the 1969 Legislature to
furnish long term mortgage funds to lower income people who are
unable to secure mortgages in the regular market. Further, the
Trust Fund of the Corporation can make loans to finance con-
struction of houses where the need is greatest.

We further urge and encourage our local governmental units to
use all available Federal Housing Programs, where practical, to
eliminate slums and blight in their area. In addition, we encourage
churches, fraternal organizations and other non-profit groups to
serve as sponsors to secure adequate housing when it would other-
wise not be constructed.

The Democratic Party believes it is not only good business, but
good public policy, to attack our housing problems with vigor and
determination to the end that private enterprise would be enhanced
through sales of materials, increased employment and additional
state and local taxes. Most important, however, is that good housing
will increase the health, safety and well being of all North Caro-


We believe that every citizen deserves an equal opportunity to
progress to the limit' of his interests, abilities, and aspirations. We
further believe that all citizens should accept their obligations and

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