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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Attorney and teacher, board member of nation's oldest Life Insurance Company. The Incumbent Baseball player; soft drink salesman.
PUBLIC OFFICES 16 years in Congress; Assistant Secretary of State; Special Assistant to President Kennedy; Department of Agriculture official; Arkansas Assistant Attorney General; Chairman, Human Relations Commission of North Carolina; Member, TVA Board The Incumbent Four years in Congress; Chairman, Davidson County Board of Commisioners, two years.
POSITIONS ON THE ISSUES
AGRICULTURE Consistently supports measures to help small farmers; helped draft the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act to help tenant families become farm owners. Authorized a bill to help WWII vets buy farms at low interest rates. The Incumbent Votes to help large, corporate farms; voted against limiting payments to $20,000 to big farmers for not growing crops.
HEALTH CARE Has long worked for health care for all people; believes the federal government must take a greater role in making sure that adequate health care is available, particularly in rural areas. Strongly suppports the Hill-Burton Act. The Incumbent Voted against hospital construction funds under the Hill-Burton Act, which helped rebuild hospital facilities in Winston-Salem and Elkin.
EDUCATION Is greatly concerned with improving the quality of education; believes federal contributions should be increased to improve schools while relieving local property tax burdens. The Incumbent Voted against 12 out of 13 major bills for funds and increased federal support for schools.
ENVIRONMENT Deeply concerned with wise use of our natural resources; first candidate to take a stand firmly against Appalachian Power Company's proposed dams on the New River. The Incumbent Rated zero on a scale of 100 for his first term by the League of Conservation Voters; rated 20 on a scale of 100 for his second term. For 3 1/2 of his four years in Congress, tried only to modify the Appalachian dam project, not to stop the dams. One of 8 representatives to vote against a bill to prohibit hunting out of airplanes.
YOUTH AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS Supports voting privileges for 18 year olds and equal rights for women. Selected by Teen Dems of Forsyth as the "ideal young people's candidate." The Incumbent Voted against voting rights for 18 year olds and equal rights for women on the key votes.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY Believes small businessmen need additional assistance and incentive; for greater employment opportunities; believes inflation must be stopped, and unemployment curbed. Experience on Banking and Currency Committee. The Incumbent Votes for big business interests and un-necessary government spending such as the SST and subsidies for the Lockhead Corp. Has never opposed wasteful cost overruns on weapons.
RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND A well-known churchman; received the national award "Churchman of the Year" from the Religious Heritage of America. Chairman of the Christian Life Comm. of the Southern Baptist Convention; President of the Southern Baptist Convention; Member of the Board of Directors of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, a vice-president of the National Council of Churches. The Incumbent A member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he is a deacon and lay speaker.
The record clearly shows that Brooks Hays, Democratic candidate for Congress, will best represent the interests of the working man in the Fifth District.
His record is one of compassion and concern for working people.
He is a proven leader, and he will be a ninth term congressman with instant seniority. We need him back in Washington.
BROOKS HAYS FOR CONGRESS
Brooks Hays for Congress, Vicki Bagley, Chairman
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