Immediately after the 1958 election, Brooks' friends
held a testimonial dinner, brooks gave a speech which
revealed the basic philosophy of government that guided
him throughout his life:
While I honor the office of representative, I am
May 7, 1973 Mr. Brooks Hays Chairman, Governor's Good Neighbor Council Post Office Box 7227 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina Dear Brooks: I am deeply disappointed that I was not in the office when you dropped by to say hello....
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