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Mecklenburg.

Gaston

Mecklenburg.
Henderson

Robeson

Rowan

Bladen

Alamance

Halifax



Popula-
tion



179
,226
,890
,069
,735

409
701
616

288
245

978

,600
,398
178
,064
,218

116
277
494
097
398

,035
,165
,147
,501
,603

,326
,076
,789
185
,437

101

.478
225
044
157

159
,542
,450

,418
,285

108
,451
,603

101
,351



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TABLE 2. POPULATION OF INCORPORATED PLACES OF LESS
THAN 10,000 IN NORTH CAROLINA: \95i)-Continued



Citv or Town



1,000 to 2,500
— Continued

Fair Bluff

Fairmont

Franklin

Franklinton

Fremont

Fuquay Springs

Garner

Gas ton. __

Gibsonville j

Granite Falls

Hazelwood

Hertford

Hillstoro

HoUv Ridge

Ho.;e Mills

Jonesvil'e

Kenly

Kerr.ersville

La Grange

Landis

Liberty

Lillington

Littleton !

Longview

Lowell

Madison

Maiden

Mars Hill

Marsh ville

Maxton

Mayodan

McAdenville

Mebane !

Mocksville

Mount Gilead

Mount Holly

Mount Pleasant

Murfreesboro

Murphy

Nashville

Norwood.

Pembroke

Pilot Mountain

Pinetops-

Pineville



County



Columbus

Robeson

Macon

Franklin

Wayne

Wake

Wake

Northampton.

Alamance

Guilford

Caldwell

Haywood

Perquimans. _.

Orange

Onslow

Cumberland- -

Yadkin

Johnston

Forsyth

Lenoir

Rowan

Randolph

Harnett

Halifax

Warren

Catawba

Gaston

Rockingham. _

Catawba

Madison

Union

Robeson

Rockingham..

Gaston

Alamance

Orange

Davie

Montgomery..

Gaston

Cabarrus

Hertford

Cherokee

Nash

Stanly

Robeson

Surry

Edgecombe

Mecklenburg..



Popula-
tion


1,050
2,318
1,964
1,408
1,390


1,998
1,182
1,216


1 1,836


2,282


1,781
2,095
1,318
1,081
1,071


1,767
1,139
2,392
1,851
1,815


1,335
1,058


1 1,169


2,281
2,312


1,783
1,943
1,329
1,255
1,978


2,245
1,059


1 2,061


1,920
1,202


2,229
1,019
2,138
2,429
1,301


1,731
1,211
1,089
1,024
1,373



City or Town



1,000 to 2,500
— Continued

Pittsboro

Raeford

Ramseur

Raiidleman..

Red Springs

Rich Square

Robbins

Robcrsoiivil'.e

Roseboro

Rowland

Saint Pauls

Siler City

Southport

Spring Hope

Spruce Pine

Stanley

Svlva

Tabor City

Tay lorsville

Troy

Tryon

Wallace

Walnut Cove

Warrenton

Warsaw

Weaver ville

Weldon

Wendell

Wilkesboro

Windsor

Zebulon

Less Than 1,000

Acme

Addor

Advance

Alexander Mills

Ansonville

Arapahoe

Arlington

Atkinson

Atlantic

Atlantic Beach

Aurora

Autryville

Baileys

BakersviUe

Banner Elk



County



Chatham

Hoke

Randolph

Randolph

Robeson

Northampton

Moore

Martin

Sampson

Robeson

Robeson

Chatham

Brunswick...

Nash

Mitchell

Gaston

Jackson

Columbus

Alexander

Montgomery.

Polk

Duplin

Stokes

Warren

Duplin

Buncombe.. _

Halifax

Wake

Wilkes

Bertie

Wake

Columbus

Moore

Davie

Rutherford . .
Anson

Pamlico

Yadkin

Pender

Carteret

Carteret

Beaufort

Sampson

Nash

Mitchell

Avery



Popula-
tion



,093
024
125
073
245

056
157
409
236
288

252

495
744
277
268

645
382
028
303
215

984
613
122
17:5
596

101

,287
,253
,361
773
,380



137
108
213
885
546

273
524
291

840

48

529
151
737
427
46J



Population of Cities and Towns



121



TABLE 2. POPULATION OF INCORPORATED PLACES OF LESS
THAN 10,000 IN NORTH CAROLINA: 1950— Continued



City or Town



Less Than 1,000
. — Continued
Bath

Battleboro

Bayboro

Eeirgrass

Bell Arthur



Bennett

Bertie

Beaulaville

Biltmore Forest _
Black Creek _-.-



Bladenboro_ , .

Blowing Rock.

Bolivia

Bolton

Boonville



Bostic

Bowdens..
Bridgeton.
Broadway .
Brookford _



Brunswick-
Bunlevel -

Bunn

Calypso

Cameron _ .



Candor

Cashiers

Castalia

Catawba

Cerro Gordo.



Cherry

Claremont.
Clarkton . .
Cleveland -
Clyde



Colerain...
Columbus -
Conetoe...
Conway...
Council



Cove City.
Creedmore.

Creswell

Crossnore. .
Grouse



County



Beaufort

Edgecombe.

Nash

Pamlico

Martin

Pitt



Chatham..

Bertie

Duplin

Buncombe.
Wilson



Bladen

Caldwell..
Watauga . _
Brunswick.
Columbus -
Yadkin



Rutherford -

Duplin

Craven

Lee

Catawba



Columbus.
Harnett.-.
Franklin. .

Duplin

Moore



Popula-
tion



Montgomery..

Jackson

Nash

Catawba

Columbus



Washington.

Catawba

Bladen

Rowan

Haywood...



Bertie

Polk

Edgecombe

Northampton.
Bladen



Craven

Granville

Washington.

Avery

Lincoln



378

324

452
128
190

234
259
722
680
314

793

646

211
605
497

229
240
801
469
769

189
181
251
687
280

609
305
421
503
263

73
671
587
578
598

366
486
172
613
64

463
844
427
237
308



City or Town



Less Than 1,000
— Continued

Culberson

Deep Run

Delco

Dellview

Denton



Denver...
Dillsboro.
Dobson..

Dover

Drexel



Dublin

Dudley

Dundarrach

East Bend

East Laurinburg.



Edward . . .
Elk Park..
EUenboro.
Ellerbe....
Elm City..



Eureka

Everetts...
Evergreen.

Faison

Faith



Falcon

Falkland

Fountain

Four Oaks...
Frankhnville.



Garland

Garysburg..
Gates ville..
German ton -
Gibson



Glen Alpine.

Godwin

Gold Point..

Goldston

Grainger



Granite Quarry .

Grifton

Grimesland

Grover

Halifax



County



Cherokee

Lenoir

Columbus

Gaston

Davidson

Lincoln

Jackson

Surry

Craven

Burke

Bladen

Wayne..

Hoke.

Yadkin

Scotland

Beaufort

Avery

Rutherford...

Richmond

Wilson

Wayne

Martin

Columbus

Duplin

Rowan

Cumberland -

Pitt

Pitt

Johnston

Randolph —

Sampson

Northampton

Gates

Stokes

Scotland

Burke

Cumberland .

Martin

Chatham

Lenoir

Rowan

Pitt .. - .

Pitt V.

Cleveland

Halifax



Popula-
tion



149
139

258

7

763



414
199
604
638
983



237
133
134

472
744

156
543
536
768
837

192
244
245
766
489

245
174
449

944
773

539
343
321
120
605

695
144
132
373
168

588
510
413
535
347



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North Carolina Manual



TABLE 2. POPULATION OF INCORPORATED PLACES OF LESS
THAN 10,000 IN NORTH CAROLINA: l^bO—Continued



City or Town


County


Popula-
tion


City or Town


County


Popula-
tion


Lebs Than 1,000
— Continued
Hamilton.


Martin


513

875
373
167
147

136
353
169
514
552

600
392
405
254
714

923
910
310
232
838

244
748
531
357
126

405
673
188
462
223

173
573
177

285
296

964
336
603
194
216

402
154
368
234
591


Less Than 1,000
— Continued
Manly


Moore


280


Hamilton Lakes..


Guilford

Iredell


Manteo


Dare


626


Harmony . .


Marearetsviile

Marietta


Northampton...

Robeson

Madison

Mecklenburg

Green


113


Harrellsville. .


Hertford..

Sampson

Martin... .. ..


94


Harrels Store..


Marshall.. ... . .


974


Hassell




586


Hayesville


Clay....


Maury . . .


250


Haywood


Chatham

Macon.


Mavsville


Jones


820


Highlands


McDonalds

Mc Parian


Robeson

Anson

Chatham

Johnston

Vance ...


78


Hildebran..


Burke


138


Hobgood


Halifax

Richmond

Wake


Merry Oaks

Micro


160


Hoffman .. .


309


Holly Springs..


Middleburg. .


217


Hookerton


Green




Nash


445


Hot Springs


Madison _.

Caldwell

Mecklenburg

Union _ .


Midway


Richmond......

Caswell

Northampton...
Union


479


Hudson




315


Huntersville




301


Indian Trail


Mineral Springs

Morrisville


135


Iron Station


Lincoln

Northampton.. _

Moore


Wake


219


Jackson


Caldwell

Anson


13


Jackson Springs


Morven


598


Jamestown


Guilford

Martin


New London

Newland




284


Jamesville _


Avery

Carteret

Sampson

Warren

Richmond

Robeson

Martin


423


Jefferson.. .


Ashe




676


Jupiter...


Buncombe

Bertie


Newton Grove.


374


Kelford....


869


Kenansville


Duplin... -

Vance


Norman

North Lumberton...
Oak City


312


Kittrell


422


Knightdale _.


Wake - .


515


Kure Beach


New Hanover. _-

Rutherford

Columbus

Northampton...

Cleveland

Henderson

Cleveland

Bertie

Anson


Oakboro


Stanly


627


Lake Lure . . .


Oakley


Pitt


58


Lake Waecamaw

Lasker . .


Old Fort

Oriental


McDowell

Pamlico

Robeson

Pitt


770
590


Lattimore


Orrum


160


Laurel Park


Pactolus


263


Lawndale... ..


Palmyra

Pantego...

Parkersburg

Parkton


Halifax


67


Lewiston


Beaufort

Sampson

Robeson

Martin


275


Lilesville


114


Linden..


Cumberland

Stanly


525


Locust.


Parmele


406


Lucama.


Wilson .


Patterson

Peachland

Pikeville ..


Caldwell

Anson

Wayne

Lenoir..


196


Lumber Bridge

Macclesfield


Robeson.

Edgecombe

Warren

Duplin


480
469


Macon


Pine Hill


386


Magnolia.


Pine Level


Johnston


602



Population of Cities and Towns



123



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



City or Town



Less Than 1,000
— Continued

Pinebluff

Pinetown.

Polkton - - -

PoUocksville

Powellsville



Princeton...
Prince ville..
Proctorville.

Rhodhiss - -

Richfield...



Richlands

Robbinsville.

Roberdel

Rockwell

Rolesville



Ronda

Roper

Rose HilL
Rosman.-
RoxobeL-



Ruth

Salemburg.

Saluda

Saratoga. -
Se:b^ard -



Seagrove.
Severn...
Shallotte-



Sharpsburg.



Shelmerdine .



Simpson

Sims

Smith town . .

Snow Hill

South Creek.



South Wadesboro.
Sparta



Staley

Stantonsburg .



Star

Stedman..

Stem

Stokes

Stoneville .



County



Moore

Beaufort.

Anson

Jones

Bertie



Johnston

Edgecombe.

Robeson

Burke

Caldwell...
Stanly



Onslow

Graham...
Richmond.

Rowan

Wake



Wilkes

Washington..

Duplin

Transylvania.
Bertie



Rutherford

Sampson

Polk

Wilson

Northampton.

Randolph

Northampton.

Brunswick

Edgecombe

Nash

Wilson

Pitt



Popula-
tion



Pitt

Wilson...
Yadkin ..

Green

Beaufort .



Anson

Alleghany. .
Edgecombe.
Randolph . .
Wilson



Montgomery.
Cumberland,

Granville

Pitt

Rockingham.



572
302
453
410
250

602
920
231

923

237

875
507
450

849
282

542

794
891
530
394

324
432
540
368
744

323
339

486

413

31

278
208
182
940
108

391
797
103
236
628

673
424
217
217
786



City or Town



Less Than 1,000
— Continued

Stonewall

Stovall..

Swan Quarter

Swansboro

Teachey's



Todd

Townsville.

Trenton

Trinity

Troutman .



Turkey

Unionville..
Vanceboro..
Vandemere.
Vass



Vaughn

Waco

Wagram

Walstonburg.
Warrensville.



Washington Park.

Watha

Waxhaw

Webster

West Jefferson



Whitakers. . .

Whitehall - .
Wilson Mills.

Winfall

Wingate



County



Winterville.

Winton

Wood

Woodland . .
Wood ville..



Wrightsville Beach .
Yadkin College......

Yadkin ville

Youngsville...



Pamlico. .
Granville.
Hyde-...
Onslow...
Duplin...



Ashe

Watauga..

Vance

Jones

Randolph .
Iredell....



Sampson .

Union

Craven...
Pamlico. -
Moore . . .



Warren

Cleveland .
Scotland . .

Green

Ashe



Beaufort -
Pender...

Union

Jackson . .
Ashe



Edgecombe.

Nash

Wayne

Johnston

Perquimans.
Union



Pitt

Hertford

Franklin

Northampton-
Bertie



Popula-
tion



New Hanover.

Davidson

Yadkin

Franklin



272
410
215
559
224



216
468
758
606

223
124
750
474
756

180
310
401
178
120

417
217

818
142
872

959

199
349
420
790

875
835
129
596
388

712

82

818

617



PART III
POLITICAL



CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

(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 — McDowell, 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. Washing-
ton.



♦Created by the 1941 General Assembly.

127



128 North Carolina Manual

Third District -Bevtie, 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.

Tejith 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.

Seventeenth District— Awery, Davie, Mitchell, Wilkes, Yadkin.

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

Nineteenth District — Buncombe, Madison.

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

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

APPORTIONMENT OF SENATORS BY DISTRICTS IN

ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS OF 1940 AND

THE CONSTITUTION

(Chapter 225, Pubic Laws 1941)

First District — Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates,
Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties shall elect two
senators.



District Divisions 129

Second District — Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Tyr-
rell and Washington shall elect two senators.

Third District — Noi-thanipton, 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
senators.

Seventh District — Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir and
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 Cumberland
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
senator.

Sixteenth District — Alamance and Orange shall elect one sen-
ator.

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
senators.



130 North Carolina Manual

Tu'cnty-second District— Forsyth shall elect one senator.

Twenty-third District — Stokes and Suiry 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.

Ttventy-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 1941)



No of
County Reps.

Alamance 1

Alexander 1

Alleghany 1

Anson 1

Ashe 1

Avery 1

Beaufort 1

Bertie 1

Bladen 1

Brunswick 1

Buncombe 3

Burke 1

Cabarrus 2

Caldwell 1

Camden 1

Carteret 1



Caswell .

Catawba

Chatham

Cherokee

Chowan

Clay

Cleveland
Columbus



1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1



Craven 1

Cumberland 2

Currituck 1

Dare 1

Davidson 1

Davie 1

Duplin 1

Durham 2

Edgecombe 1

Forsyth ..,..,,. 3



No of
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



No. of
Reps.
1



County

Pamlico

Pasquotank 1

Pender 1

Perquimans 1

Person 1

Pitt 2

Polk 1

Randolph 1

Richmond 1

Robeson 2

Rockingham 1

Rowan 2



Rutherford .
Sampson ...
Scotland ...

Stanly

Stokes

Surry

Swain

Transylvania

Tyrrell

Union ,

Vance



.. 1
.. 1
.. 1
.. 1
.. 1
,. 1
.. 1
.. 1
.. 1
.. 1
.. 1
Wake 3



Warren . . .
Washington
Watauga . .
Wayne ....

Wilkes

Wilson ....
Yadkin . . .
Yancey . . .



1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1



J31



state Democratic Platform For 1950

The delegates of this convention, representing the Democratic
voters of the one hundred counties, adopt the following declara-
tion as the Platform of the Democratic Party of North Carolina
for 1950.

National Affairs

We commend the national Democratic Administration and the
progressive leadership which President Truman is giving to the
nation in these troublous times.

We specifically endorse the far-sighted and firm foreign policies
of the Truman administration. We must continue to maintain
strong defenses, to cooperate fully with the United Nations and
to strengthen with appropriate assistance the democratic forces
of the world.

We have sent billions of dollars to the war torn Democracies
of Europe in an effort to assist them to regain their rightful
position among the Nations in trade and commerce, whereby they
might gain sufficient strength to defend themselves against an at-
tack from the enemies of Democracy in that Hemisphere. These
Nations are our first line of defense against an attack from both
Cold and Shooting war weapons. We have provided these Nations
with arms, food, machinery, and credit. At the same time, we
have imbued them with moral courage and stamina. The cost in
dollars has been high but the purchase of freedom is without a
price tag. It is priceless.

We note with particular satisfaction the conspicuously useful
roles which North Carolina Democrats are playing in the national
administration.

Congress

We endorse the excellent records for patriotic and intelligent
public service which the North Carolina members of the national
Congress are making. No state is more fortunate in the charac-
ters and calibers of the men who represent it in our national
Congress.

While we deplore high taxes, heavy debts, and deficits, which,
for the most part, are due to the prosecution of the recent wars,
our goal is a balanced budget, a curtailment of the National Debt

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and without further increase in taxes. We urge upon our Mem-
bers in Congress the attainment of these objectives. Let nothing
short of National Disaster or National Defense deter them from
these worthy peacetime objectives.

General Assembly

We commend the truly historic accomplishments of the 1949
General Assembly. By its wise and statesmanlike actions, it broad-
ened the services of the state t-o the people.

The Scott Administration

We endorse the vigorous and forward-looking administration
which Governor Scott has provided and is continuing to provide.

His secondary road program, when completed, will knit all parts
of the state closer together and will contribute substantially to
the convenience and prosperity of the rural population of the
state.

Only less deserving of commendation has been his deep and
fruitful interest in the public schools.

His administration has been characterized throughout by a
statesinanlike determination to make more pleasant and produc-
tive the lives of those who look to agriculture for their livelihoods
and their ways of life.

We commend him for his great faith and zeal in the prosecu-
tion of public causes.

Finances

The Democratic Paity of North Carolina restates its unwaver-
ing faith in sound fiscal policies.

Taxes required to operate the Federal Government are high
and heavy. Taxes to operate the State Government are high and
numerous. Taxes for both Governments come from the same
pockets. While the Federal Government is operating on deficit
spending, the State Government cannot do so. The State Govern-
ment must remain in a solvent condition. The budget must be
kept balanced. Progress is never wisely served by a deficit.

The Democratic Party is justly proud of the financial integrity
of the State. The record of payment of its obligations is without
blemish. Because of this record, its credit ranks A-1. In selling
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due to our financial integrity built up and maintained with care
services of the schools were strengthened.

We commend the $50,000,000 state school building aid program
v/hich the General Assembly approved and which the voters rati-
fied by a decisive majority. The state appropriation has stimu-
lated the gi'eatest school building program in the state's history.
The administrative units have already provided more than $50,-
000,000 of local funds to supplement the state appropriation.

The 1949 General Assembly provided for the state institutions
of hi^l■her learning the largest operating budgets in their his-
tories. It added materially to their permanent improvement ap-
propriations.

The training of our children in the public schools continues to
be the main business of the State Government, and the Democratic
Party pledges to the cause of public education its continuing
friendship and its enthusiastic support.

The state school system must be strengthened and expanded as
rapidly as the state's financial resources will permit.

We note' with special concern the inadequacies of the school bus
system which result from the inability or unwillingness of the
individual counties to furnish the re^uii-ed number of additional
buses. We believe that the State should assume the full responsi-
bility of providing all buses and that the 1951 General Assembly
should provide such additional funds as may be necessary to in-
sure an adequate number of buses and to end the overloading and
the other undesirable consequences of an insufficient bus system.

In the field of Higher Education great strides of progress were
made. Seventy-two million dollars of general fvind surplus were
by successive Democratic Administrations. This record must be



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