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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1943
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This is the first in a series of articles about women who have played dramatic and interesting roles in the history of North Carolina. The author describes an incident in the Revolutionary War when Gen. Nathanial Greene, weary, despondent, and lacking money for his troops, arrives at the Salisbury inn of Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele. Mrs. Steele, an ardent patriot, gave the general two bags of gold and silver, her entire life savings, so that he and his men could continue the fight for independence.
Through the efforts of State Representative John W. Umstead of Orange County, the 1943 General Assembly added a ninth month to the public schools. Educators feel that the longer term is a more efficient means of educating students and that the cost of re-teaching retarded pupils would be substantially reduced.
In this first of a series of articles about North Carolinians whose lives have left an imprint on the state, Warren discusses Dr. James Y. Joyner, who was Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1902 to 1919.
T. Austin Finch died January 11, 1943. He was a graduate of Duke University and later entered the furniture business with his father and his uncle. At the time of his death he was president of the Thomasville Chair Company, which is recognized as one of the leading furniture industries in the world.