National Geographic : 1962 Feb
........ Rondo_ D e ?Murfrees Yanceyvile = a re\\S . d Rapids eldon 3 o. ide Roxborof xod es Aoskie * :be .,\ on Enfield Scotak o o S\ ebOn c o'nkinton Neck 70 Deot uisbu rg - e .. Trham rter u Wake rest ± e ind r C el Hill UKE RSITY R OUW t PlymouR R Williamston ,o _- -- _ UNIVERSITYOF R EARCH IAN omofrn NORTH Cs^ NTH CAO Rob rs - - Pittsb o NaTNh eat - Phejake S rTAC ilson G So - -- -o iCity 0 TATECO L me re nill Fuquay Sa Frmnt WashingtO Sanfo Springs thfeld 0 AydenG Carthage Lillingto g SBeson - . Grafng \a\ Pem roke L Wa) few - A IT 6 rne s e er on t alck Hamlet Springs o N - 4 JuWinbuegSt. uls W aacksonvil - oAMP xto Wilmnlce lons o c 1rgaw Banks ,, ie "g oiyshe 1 P /SORT ISHE group was for show, the other for medicine. But if herb remedies seem old-fashioned, I found another atmosphere on the campus of North Carolina State in Raleigh. At its cen ter is the cottage in which President Andrew Johnson was born. Nearby stands a classic style building with modern additions, in which Dean Henry L. Kamphoefner and his School of Design are transforming Southern architecture. How? Well, take the titanic steel-and-glass building with cable-suspend ed roof outside Raleigh (pages 148-9). "The State Fair Arena," the dean nodded, when I said I'd seen it. "Popularly called the 'Cow Palace.' In its centennial exhibition, the American Institute of Architects named the arena among ten buildings in the U. S. wor thy of special attention." I asked if the modern approach dominated Dean Kamphoefner's School of Design. "What else?" He seemed almost shocked. "These are modern times. In the past ten years North Carolina has spent a quarter of a billion dollars on new school buildings alone. Should we have built fake colonial, when we have new techniques, new mate rials, and bright new minds to draw on?" But North Carolina State College has other attractions, such as the first nuclear reactor ever installed on a college campus. That was in 1953, but apparently this is the age of two reactors on every campus, for State already has its second nuclear pile. Both are devoted to research in nuclear physics, health The Author: Malcolm Ross, a native of New Jer sey who has lived in the South for 35 years, retired as Chairman of the University of Miami Press in 1960. Former newspaperman and U. S. Govern ment administrator, he has written four novels, as well as technical and sociological books. His sum mers in the North Carolina Blue Ridge resulted in a memorable article, "My Neighbors Hold to Mountain Ways," in the June, 1958, GEOGRAPHIC.