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Eureka —

Everetts

Evergreen

Fair Bluff

Fairmont...

Faison

Faith

Falcon

Falkland

Fountain

Four Oaks

Franklin

Franklinsville

Franklinton.

Fremont

Fuquay Springs

Garland

Garner

Garysburg

Gatesville

Germanton

Gibson

Gibsonville \

Glen Alpine

Glenwood

Qod^'in.,, -



County



Gaston

Davidson.
Lincoln. .
Jackson..
Surry



Craven.
Burke..
Bladen.
Wayne.
Hoke..



Yadkin

Henderson.
Scotland..
Robeson...
Rowan



Beaufort

Bladen

Avery

Rutherford,
Richmond..



Wilson

Alamance.
Halifax....

Wayne

Martin



Columbus.
Columbus .
Robeson...

Duplin

Rowan



Cumberland.

Pitt

Pitt

Johnston

Macon.



Randolph.
Franklin . .

Wayne

Wake

Sampson . .



Wake

Northampton.

Gates

Stokes

Scotland



Popula-
tion
1940



Alamance

Guilford

Burke

McDowell.

Qumberland



677
254
290
520

623
881
325
152
126

1,262
1,103
890
1,039
2,181

142
1,123
467
471
693

946
494
2,208
194
265

279
970
1,993
751
449

206

188

483

828

1,249

851
1,273
1,264
1,323

484

768
320
297
140
435

1,753

665
176
123



Population of Cities and Towns



121



TABLE 2. POPULATION OF INCORPORATED PLACES OF LESS
THAN 10,000 IN NORTH CAROLINA: I9i0-Continued



City or Town


County


Popula-
tion
1940


City or Town


County


Popula-
tion
1940


Less Than 2,500

— Continued

Gold Hill. .._ _..


Rowan

Martin

Chatham..

Lenoir.


249
142
416
120
1,873

555
456
405
469
374

524
98
348
154
150

336
187

1,508
972

1,959

569
357
1,311
629
395

394
319
900

773

748

763

527

225

90

758

199
873
499
304
928

1,733

7'»

456

571

1,095


Less Th\n 2 500
— Continued
Kernersville. . .
Kittrell...


Forsyth


2,103
184


Gold Point


Goldston


Knightdale


Wake


'i'\9


Graingers - _


La Grange


Lenoir

Rutherford

Columbus

Rowan


1,647
212


Granite Falls..


Caldwell

Rowan


Lake Lure...


Granite Quarry.


Lake Waecamaw

Landis


429

1,650

274


Grifton _ _


Pitt


Grimesland _


Pitt


Lansing


Ashe


Grover


Cleveland

Halifax


Lasker


Northampton.. _
Cleveland

Henderson

Cleveland

Rockingham

Richmond

Bertie


169
342


Halifax


Lattimore


Hamilton


Martin.


Laurel Park

Lawndale


171


Hamilton Lakes.. _ .


Guilford

Iredell


1 006


HarmonV-.


Leaksville


1 886


Harrellsville


Hertford

Martin




299


Hassell


Lewiston


304


Hayesville. _ _


Clay


Liberty.


Randolph

Anson


922


Haywood.


Chatham

Haywood

Moore


Lilesville


556


Hazelwood


Lillington


Harnett

Cumberland

Halifax


914


Hemp2


Linden..

Littleton 1

Locust


224


Hertford


Perquimans

Macon

Burke

Orange






1 1,200
151


Highlands . .


Warren

Stanly..


Hildebran.. .


Hillsboro ..


Longview.


Catawba.

Franklin

Gaston

Wilson


1 489


Hobgood . . .


Halifax .


Louisburg


2 309


Hoffman ...


Richmond

Wake

Greene

Cumberland

Madison

Caldwell

Mecklenburg

Union

Union

Jjincoln

Northampton...

Moore

Onslow

Martin

Ashe

Lee

Yadkin

Buncombe

Bertie....

Duplin.

Johnston


Lowell.


1 826


Holly Springs .


Lucama


362


Hookerton


Lumber Bridge

Mc.Adenville

Me Donalds. __

McFarlan.

Macclesfield

Macon


Robeson

Gaston


196


Hope Mills.


887


Hot Springs

Hudson . . .


Robeson

Anson

Edgecombe

Warren

Rockingham

Duplin

Catawba

Moore

Dare..

Hertford

Cherokee

Northampton . .

Robeson

Madison

Madison

Union

Mecklenburg


127

184


Huntersville.


367


Icemorlee.. .


197


Indian Trail ...


Madison.. ._ ..


1. 683


Iron Station

Jackson . .


Magnolia

Maiden _ _.

Manly

Manteo

Mapleton

Marble .

Margarets\ ille

Marietta

Marshall


730
1. 803


Jackson Springs

Jacksonville

Jamesville

Jefferson

Joncsboro

Jonesville...

Jupiter


249
571
127
356
95

71
1,160


Kelford.

Kenansville

Kenly


Mars Hill

Marshville...

Matthews


517

1,007

486



[ncurporatod since 1930.



122



North Carolina Manual



TABLE 2. POPULATION OF INCORl'ORATED PLACES OF LESS
THAN 10,000 IN NORTH CAROLINA: IMO-Continued



City or Town



Less Than 2,500
— Continued

Maury

Maxton

Mayodan

Maysville

Mebane



Merry Oaks-

Micro

Middleburg-.
Middlesex...



Milton

Milwaukee

Mineral Springs.

Mocksville

Mooresboro



Mortimer

Morven

Mount Gilead...

Mount Holly

Mount Pleasant.



Murfreesboru-

Murpljy

Nags Head

Nashville

Nebo



Newland

New London..^

Newport

Newton Grove.
Norlina



Norman

North Lumberton.

Norwood

Oakboro

Oak City



Oakley. .
Old Fort -
Oriental-.
Orrum . . .
Pactolus.
Palmyra.



Pantego

Parkersburg .

Parkton

Parmele

Patterson

Peachland...



County



Greene

Robeson

Rockingham.

Jones

Alamance

Orange



Chatham-
Johnston -

Vance

Nash



Caswell

Northampton.

Union

Davie

Cleveland



Caldwell

Anson

Montgomery-
Gaston

Cabarrus



Hertford. -
Cherokee..

Dare

Nash

McDowell.



Avery

Stanly...
Carteret-
Sampson .
Warren. .



Richmond.
Robeson. -

Stanly

Stanly

Martin



Pitt

McDowell.
Pamlico.. -
Robeson...

Pitt

Halifax



Beaufort .
Sampson.
Robeson.
Martin.. -
Caldwell.
Anson



Popula-
tion
1940



274
l,(i56
2,323

732

2,060



157

289
181
545

329

291

89

1,607

296

42

602

915

2,055

1,017

1,550

1,873

45

1,171

235

471
243

480
339
794

327
452
1,515
503
512

27
774
535
173
369

93

294
105
441
417
158
390



City or Town



Less Th\n 2.500
— Continued

Pembroke

Pikeville

Pilot Mountain

Pinebluff

Pine Level

Pinetops



Pinetown..

Pineville . .
Pink Hill-.
Pittsboro.-
Plymouth-



Polkton

Pollocksville.
Powellsville..

Princeton

Princeville...



Prcctorville..

Raeford

Ramseur

Randleman- .
Red Springs-



Rennert...

Rhodhiss-.

Richfield-.
Richlands.



Rich Square. .
Roaring Gap..
Robbinsville . .

Roberdel

Robersonville .

Rockwell

Rocky Point-.

Ronda

Roper

Roseboro



Rose Hill

Rosman

Rowland

Roxobel

Royal Cotton Mills.



Ruth-3

Rutherfordton.

Saint Pauls

Salemburg

Saluda

Saratoga2



County



Robeson

Wayne

Surry

Moore

Johnston . . .
Edge combe -



Beaufort

Mecklenburg-
Lenoir

Chatham

Washington..



Anson

Jones

Bertie

Johnston...
Edgecombe



Robeson. -

Hoke

Randolph.
Randolph -
Robeson. .



Robeson.

Burke

Caldwell.
Stanly. . .
Onslow..



Northampton.

Alleghany

Graham

Richmond

Martin



Rowan

Pender

Wilkes

Washington -
Sampson



Duplin

Transylvania.

Robeson

Bertie

Wake



Rutherford

Rutherf rd - -

Robeson

Sampson

Polk

Wilson



Popula-
tion
1940



783
425
925
330
595
713



253

1.144
307
826

2.461

521
408
267
512

818

209
1,628
1,220
2,032
1,559

194
930
266



942

24

399

490

1,407

825
416
379
716
939

727
529
999
332
417

318
2,326
1,923
371
539
292



2 Incorporated since 1930.



3 Name changed from Hampton in 1930.



Population of Cities and Towns



123



TABLE 2. POPULATION OF INCORPORATED'PLACES OF LESS
THAN 10,000 IN NORTH CAROLINA: 19iO-Continued



City or Town



Less Than 2,500
—Continued

Seaboard

Seagrove

Selma

SeverQ

ShallotteCity



Sharpsburg .



Shelmerdine .
SilerCity....



Simpson

Sims

Smithtown.-
Snow Hill...
South Creek.



South Mills

Southport

South Wadesboro.

Sparta

Speed



Spring Hope-.
Spruce Fine...

Staley

Stanley

Stantonsburg .



Star

Stedman . .

Stem

Stokes

Stoneville.



Stonewall

Stovall

Swanquarter.
Swansboro-.-
Sylva



Tabor

Taylors ville.
Teacheys- _ _

Todd



Townsville.

Trenton

Trinity

Troutman .
Troy



County



Northampton.

Randolph

Johnston

Northampton.
Brunswick



{Edgecombe.
Nash
Wilson

Pitt

Chatham. __



Pitt

Wilson...
Yadkin...
Greene...
Beaufort .



Camden

Brunswick..

Anson

Alleghany..
Edgecombe.

Nash

Mitchell

Randolph. .

Gaston

Wilson



Montgomery-
Cumberland .

Granville

Pitt.-

Rockingham.



Pamlico..

Granville.
Hyde...
Onslow...
Jackson. -



Columbus.
Alexander .

Duplin

Ashe

Watauga..



Vance

Jones

Randolph

Iredell

Montgomery-



Popula-
tion
1940



562
316
,007
323
381



345

76
2,197

298
173
162
928
152

479
1,760
502
648
127

1,222
1,968

255
1,036

595

611
356
218
216
615

261
415
271
454
1,409

1,552
1,122

228

I 136

221
431
975
566
1,861



City or Town



Less Than 2,500
— Continued

Tryon

Turkey

Union...

Unionville.

Vanceboro



Vandemere .

Vass

Vaughan

Waco

Wade



Wagram

Wake Forest..

Wallace

Walnut Cove.
Walstonburg..



Warrensville2.

Warrenton

Warsaw.

Washington Park.



Waxhaw

Weaverville.

Webster

Weldon

Wendell



West Jefferson.

Whitakers

Whitehall

Wilkesboro



Wilson Mills.

Windsor

Winfall

Wingate

Winterville. .



Winton

Wood

Woodland

Woodville

Wrightsville Beach .



Yadkin College.

Yadkinville

Youngsville

Zebulon



County



Polk

Sampson .
Hertford .

Union

Craven...



Pamlico

Moore

Warren

Cleveland

Cumberland .



Scotland .
Wake - ..
Duplin-..
Stokes...
Greene...



Watha Pender



Ashe

Warren..
Duplin...
Beaufort .



Union

Buncombe.

Jackson

Halifax

Wake



Ashe...

Edgecombe -

Nash

Wayne

Wilkes



Johnston

Bertie

Perquimans.

Union

Pitt.



Hertford

Franklin

Northampton.

Bertie

New Hanover.



Davidson.
Yadkin...
Franklin..
Wake....



Popula-
tion
1940



2,043
188
306
144
826

436

728
218
281
380

388
1,562
1,050
1,084

198

150

1,147

1,483

295

214

611

880

84

2,341

1,132

883

883

170
1,309

436

1,747

160

541

848



733
173
486
426
252

72

734

553

1,070



Incorporated since 1930.



PART 111
POLITICAL



CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

(Chapter 3, Public Laws 1941)

First District — Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare,
Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt,
Tyrrell, Washington.

Second District — Bertie, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir,
Northampton, Warren, Wilson.

Third District — Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Onslow, Pam-
lico, Pender, Sampson, Wayne.

Fourth District — Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Randolph,
Vance, Wake.

Fifth District — Caswell, Forsyth, Granville, Person, Rocking-
ham, Stokes, Surry.

Sixth District — Alamance, Durham, Guilford, Orange,

Seventh District — Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland,
Harnett, New Hanover, Robeson.

Eighth District — Anson, Davidson, Davie, Hoke, Lee, Montgom-
ery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Union, Wilkes, Yadkin.

Ninth District — Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Cabarrus, Cald-
well, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly, Watauga.

Tenth District — Avery, Burke, Catawba, Lincoln, Mecklenburg,
Mitchell.

Eleventh District— McDoweW, Polk, Rutherford, Cleveland, Gas-
ton, Madison, Yancey.

Twelfth District''— Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Hay-
wood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Transylvania.

JUDICIAL DISTRICTS

Eastern Division
First District— Camden, Gates, Currituck, Chowan, Pasquotank,
Beaufort, Hyde, Dare, Perquimans, Tyrrell.

Second District— Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Martin, Washington,



*Creat3d by the 1941 General Assembly.



128 North Carolina Manual

Third District — Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, Halifax, War-
ren, Vance.

Fourth District — Lee, Chatham, Johnston, Wayne, Harnett.

Fifth District — Pitt, Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, Jones, Greene,

Sixth District — Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, Lenoir.

Seventh District — Wake, Franklin.

Eighth District — Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender.

Ninth District — Robeson, Bladen, Hoke, Cumberland.

Tenth District — Granville, Person, Alamance, Durham, Orange.

Western Division
Eleventh District — Ashe, Forsyth, Alleghany.
Twelfth District — Davidson, Guilford.

Thirteenth District — Richmond, Stanly, Union, Moore, Anson,
Scotland.

Fourteenth District — Mecklenburg, Gaston.

Fifteenth District — Alexander, Montgomery, Randolph, Iredell,
Cabarrus, Rowan.

Sixteenth District — Catawba, Lincoln, Cleveland, Burke, Cald-
well, Watauga.

Seventee7ith District — Avery, Davie, Mitchell, Wilkes, Yadkin.

Eighteenth District — McDowell, Transylvania, Yancey, Ruther-
ford, Henderson, Polk.

Nineteenth District — Buncombe, Madison.

Twentieth District — Haywood, Swain, Cherokee, Macon, Gra-
ham, Clay, Jackson.

Twenty-first District — Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry.

APPORTIONMENT OF SENATORS BY DISTRICTS IN

ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS OF 1940 AND

THE CONSTITUTION

(Chapter 225, Public Laws 1941)
First District — Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hert-
ford, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties shall elect two senators.



District Divisions 129

Second District — Beaufoit, Daie, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Tyrrell
and Washington shall elect two senators.

Third District — Northampton, Vance and Warren shall elect one
senator.

Fourth District — Edgecombe and Halifax shall elect two sena-
tors.

Fifth District — Pitt shall elect one senator.

Sixth District — Franklin, Nash and Wilson shall elect two sena-
tors.

Seventli District — Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir ano
Onslow shall elect two senators.

Eighth District — Johnston and Wayne shall elect two senators.

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

Tenth District — Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Cumbeiland
shall elect two senators.

Eleventh District — Robeson shall elect one senator.

Twelfth District — Harnett, Hoke, Moore and Randolph shall elect
two senators.

Thirteenth District — Chatham, Lee and Wake shall elect two
senators.

Fourteenth District — Durham, Granville and Person shall elect
two senators.

Fifteenth District — Caswell and Rockingham shall elect one sen-
ator.

Sixteenth Distiict — Alamance and Orange shall elect one sena-
tor.

Seventeenth District — Guilford shall elect one senator.

Eighteenth District — Davidson, Montgomery, Richmond and
Scotland shall elect two senators.

Nineteenth District — Anson, Stanly and Union shall elect two
senators.

Twentieth District — Mecklenburg shall elect one senator.

Twenty-first District — Cabarrus and Rowan shall elect two sen-
ators.



130 North Carolina Manual

Twenty-second District — Forsyth shall elect one senator.

Twenty-third District — Stokes and Surry shall elect one senator.

Twenty-fourth District — Davie, Wilkes and Yadkin shall elect
one senator.

Twenty-fifth District — Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln shall elect
two senators.

Twenty-sixth District — Gaston shall elect one senator.

Twenty-seventh District — Cleveland, McDowell and Rutherford
shall elect two senators.

Twenty-eighth District — Alexander, Burke and Caldwell shall
elect one senator.

Twenty-ninth District — Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga shall elect
one senator.

Thirtieth District — Avery, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey shall
elect one senator.

Thirty-first District — Buncombe shall elect one senator.

Thirty-second District — Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Polk and
Transylvania shall elect two senators.

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



APPORTIONMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

CENSUS OF 1940 AND THE CONSTITUTION



(Chapter 112, Public Laws



No. of
County Reps.

^ Alamance 1

Alexander 1

-Alleghany 1

V Anson 1

Ashe 1

Avery 1

' - Beaufort 1

-Gertie 1

Bladen 1

Brunswick 1

'- Buncombe 3

Burke 1

u-Cabarrus 2

, Caldwell 1

Camden 1

■Carteret 1

v^Caswell 1

Catawba 1

Chatham 1

Cherokee 1

^Chowan 1

Clay 1

Cleveland 1

Columbus 1

Craven 1

Cumberland .... 2

Currituck 1

Dare 1

Davidson 1

Davie 1

Duplin 1

Durham 2

Edgecombe 1

Forsyth 3



No.oj
County Reps.

Franklin 1

Gaston 2

Gates 1

Graham 1

Granville 1

Greene 1

Guilford 4

Halifax 1

Harnett 1

Haywood 1

Henderson 1

Hertford 1

Hoke 1

Hyde 1

Iredell 1

Jackson 1

Johnston 2

Jones 1

Lee 1

Lenoir 1

Lincoln 1

Macon 1

Madison 1

Martin 1

McDowell 1

Mecklenburg .... 4

Mitchell 1

Montgomery .... 1

Moore 1

Nash 1

New Hanover ... 1

Northampton ... 1

Onslow 1

Orange 1



1941)

No. of
County Reps.

Pamlico 1

Pasquotank 1

Pender 1

Perquimans 1

Person 1

Pitt 2

Polk 1

Randolph 1

Richmond 1

Robeson 2

Rockingham .... 1

Rowan 2

Rutherford 1

Sampson 1

Scotland 1

Stanly 1

Stokes 1

Surry 1

Swain 1

Transylvania ... 1

Tyrrell 1

Union 1

Vance 1

Wake 3

Warren 1

Washington 1

Watauga 1

Wayne 1

Wilkes 1

Wilson 1

Yadkin 1

Yancey 1



131



STATE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM FOR 1948

The delegates of this convention, representing the Democratic
voters of the 100 counties, adopt the following: declaration as the
platform of the Democratic party of North Carolina for 1948:

National Affairs

While conceding to its individual delegates the right to disagree
about details, this convention endorses the broad policies of the
Democratic administration, and desires to emphasize and reaf-
firm the historic devotion of our paity to the rights and powers
of the governments of the several states of our Federal Union.

This convention calls upon all Democrats in the country and
in North Cai'olina to join their forces and to submerge their dif-
ferences in the face of a common enemy.

Congress

The North Carolina representatives in both houses of the Na-
tional Congress have reflected vast credit on their state by the
diligence and the ability with which they have performed their
duties. We commend their records.

The General Assembly

We commend unreservedly the record of progressive achievement
made by the 1947 General Assembly. While it avoided prodigality
of expenditure, it authorized the largest appropriations in the
state's history. The cooperation between the legislative and execu-
tive branches of government was particularly close and made
possible a prompt dispatch by the General Assembly of its urgent
business.

The Cherry Administration

The administration of Governor R. Gregg Cherry has spanned
;',cme of the most tiying years in the history of the nation and
of the state. When he assumed his present duties in January,
1945, the country was engaged in a world conflict. The surrenders
of Germany and Japan changed the character without altering
the gravity of the problems which his administration had to meet
and master.

132



Democratic Platform 133

Governor Cherry has led North Carolina courageously and
capably through these extremely difficult years. The broad know-
ledge of the state's needs which he gained through many years
of legislative service has enabled him to meet every emergency
and issue with informed judgment.

His prudent handling of the state's finances at a time when
there were every temptation to embark the state government
upon a program of extravagance accounts largely for the fact
that Noi'th Carolina is now in such a fortunate financial position
and that it is fiscally able to cope with any likely emergency that
may arise in the foreseeable future.

We commend the vigorous, alei-t, honest and progressive admin-
istration which Governor Cherry has given to the state's aff'airs.
He has built securely upon the accomplishments of his Democratic
predecessors.

Finances

The state's financial position was never stronger than today. It
can be summarized as follows :

1. Sufficient funds to retire the General Fund debt as it matures
have been set aside and invested in interest-bearing state and
Federal securities.

2. The 1947 General Assembly appropriated $50,000,000 out of
current cash funds for much-needed physical betterments and
additions at various state institutions.

3. A postwar reserve fund of $30,000,000 has been established
and invested in interest-bearing government securities. This fund
is wisely conceived to take care of any sudden shrinkage in cur-
rent tax revenues and to make certain that funds are available
to finance appropriations authorized by the General Assembly.

4. The end of the current fiscal year will undoubtedly find a
sizeable working surplus in the General Fund.

This truly amazing record has been achieved without any in-
crease in taxes and without any unwise cui'tailment of the services
of state government. It has been made possible by our tax system
which enables the state to benefit immediately from the increas-
ing prosperity of its people.

With its finances in such a sound condition, the state can more
confidently and prudently enlarge its services and increase the
salaries of its employees.



134 North Carolina Manual

Salaries of State Employees
The 1947 General Assembly increased the salaries of regular
teachers approximately 30 per cent and the compensations of other
state employees approximately 20 per cent. Increased living costs
in the interval have tended to deprive these salary increases of
much of their value and now make further pay increases both
necessary and just. The 1949 General Assembly should make
material upward adjustments in the salaries of all state employees.
The Democratic party believes that those who render the in-
dispensable services of state government are worthy of their hire.

Education

During the Cherry administration the appropriation for the
salaries of the teachers has been increased 62 per cent. Other
improvements in the school system have been made.

A well-rounded program of further educational progress in
North Carolina must include following objectives:

1. The payment of such salaries for teachers as may be neces-
sary to attract and to hold in the state's services the best qualified
teachers and to compensate justly these indispensable public
servants ;

2. The employment of more teachers to lighten appreciably
the heavy pupil load and to insure to each child the individual
attention to which he is entitled;

3. An acceptance by the state of a larger measure of financial
and administrative responsibility for the enforcement of the com-
pulsory attendance law;

4. The strengthening of the facilities which the state provides
in its institutions for the training of teachers;

5. Reasonable state assistance on an equalization basis to the
local communities for the erection of new school buildings and
the modernization of existing buildings;

6. Increased financial support of the various state-maintained
institutions of higher learning.

To this program and these objectives the Democratic party
pledges its fullest support.

Veterans

Responding to the urgent recommendations of Governor Cherry,
the General Assembly established the Veterans Commission to



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meet the needs of our citizens who served in the armed forces.
This commission has rendered extremely helpful service to thou-
sands of veterans in various ways. This prog:ram should be con-
tinued.

Highway Program

We especially commend the earnest and effective efforts made
by Governor Cherry to set up a ten-year program for improving
secondaiy roads and the excellent progress which has been made
in getting this program under way.

North Carolina has 12,000 miles of primary roads and 48,000
miles of secondary roads. The State has undertaken a stupendous
task in the maintenance of 60,000 miles of roads without a tax
on land or property. Under the guidance of Governor Cherry, the
Highway Commission has constructed more miles of new highway
than during any similar period, and it has also launched on a
program of unprecedented secondary road construction which,
when completed, will provide 30,000 miles of all-weather roads
in the rural areas where only dirt roads now exist. We are proud
of this accomplishment. We pledge a continuation and enlargement
of this all-important program to the end that all regions of the
state shall be adequately served by all-weather roads.

We further commend the Highway Commission for its humane
program in the treatment of prisoners, especially the young, for
whose benefit segregation from older criminals has been provided.

Highway Safety

The accomplishments of the Cherry administration in promoting



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