National Geographic : 1962 Feb
North Carolina, Dixie Dynamo We waited outside the State Capitol, I sedately on a bench and David exploring Capitol Square's statuary of Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson-all three Presidents of the United States claimed by North Carolina. In this distinguished com pany we received word that the Governor could see me. Governor Sanford's quick smile and warm manner instantly put me at ease. Here was the man to ask about what seems a passion among Tar Heels - education. "Won't your stress on being first in the country in education require a tremendous effort from your people?" I inquired. "North Carolinians," the Governor replied, "understand that education underlies both their chances to make a good living and the human values which give life satisfaction." I recalled the story of the camp for under privileged children that Terry Sanford had once run in Scotland County. It seems he would let the campers sleep late so that two meals- a midmorning breakfast and an early supper-could carry them through the day. I asked if it was true. "It's a good story," he grinned. "While we were short of funds, it wasn't quite that bad. "It's the same way with North Carolina," he said. "Education is worth a little austerity -it's the best investment people can make." David and I invested the rest of our morn ing at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, looking at works of Rembrandt and Rubens and other masters. With State taxes and gifts from the Samuel H. Kress Foun- Gay in hunting pink, riders jog along a path near Tryon. Huntsman in foreground leads the pack, followed by the master and field. Hounds give tongue when they catch the scent of a fox. Sounding his horn, the huntsman leads the riders in pursuit. Pink coats identify male members and master of the Tryon Hounds; guests wear black. HS EKTACHROME(LEFT) AND KODACHROMEBY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERB. ANTHONY STEWART© N.G.S.