National Geographic : 1962 Feb
We landed on the Banks near the ghost town of Diamond City-once a town of 300 people, now swallowed by the sand. Old bot tles weathered to a smoky patina by sand and sea are a prize Shackleford find. Miss Amy dug up a beauty, but I settled for an armful of silvery cedar, smoothed to a satin finish by the same sand that killed the trees. Another day we visited Fort Macon on Beaufort Inlet, whose protecting jetties were designed in 1840-41 by a young West Pointer, Lt. Robert E. Lee. Capt. Josiah Pender and 50 young Confederates seized it in 1861 and held it a year. Then, Union Gen. John G. Parke of Burnside's expedition took the fort and hauled down Pender's homemade Stars and Bars. Fort Macon never changed hands again in the war. We moved fast after this visit. We stopped at Morehead City, which I remember fondly for a platterful of unbelievably tasty crab flakes in a waterfront restaurant. Of course the meal wasn't made any less enjoyable by the endless parade past the window of cabin cruisers with their swivel chairs and twin rigs to battle the fighting marlin, tarpon, and dolphin of those waters. Morehead City is famous for its sport-fishing fleet. We followed briefly U.S. Highway 70, which parallels the old Atlantic and East Carolina Railway, not a very busy right of way these days, but still known from its HS EKTACHROMESBY B. ANTHONY STEWART© N.G.S. Hosiery Undergoes a Torture Test in a Burlington Research Center Machine in foreground stretches nylon hose. The stocking should withstand 5,000 flexings. A tech nician checks for signs of failure. Leg forms in background try on hose for length and fit. Bur lington Industries, Inc., operates the laboratory. North Carolina produces more than half of the Nation's hosiery and a fifth of its yard goods. Assembly-line methods turn out terry bath towels at a Cannon Mills Company plant in Kan napolis. Seamstresses at center hem one towel after another without stopping to snip the thread; clip pers at right separate the pieces. Orient comes to Leaksville, home of the Kar astan Rug Mill. Using watercolors and drafting paper, the artist at upper left copies the pattern of a handmade Oriental carpet. Following her drawing, power looms will reproduce the design in a rug costing much less than the original.