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Winged Visitors Come Back To Anson County Refuge
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TO HELP relieve the crowded condition at
the refuge, a second lake was added to the facili
ties this season.
EDDIE MOSS makes friends with the Canadian
"tourists" spending the winter in Piedmont North
CLYDE MOSS, Mrs. Moss, Mariann and Alan MARIANN MOSS gets a goose-eye view of the
dispense a supply of shelled com to the wild friendly birds which will remain on the refuge
Seese. Some mallards got in the picture. until around April 1.
The Clyde Moss family figured
it was a nice place to go and
take a gander. So they went
down to Ansonville, N. C., where
each year, wild Canada geese—
some 10,000 of them— take up
their winter residence at Gaddy’s
Goose Refuge in October and
stay through March.
THE LOCKHART Gaddy’s
Wild Goose Refuge was founded
by the famed naturalist and is
now operated by his widow, Mrs.
According to Mrs. Gaddy, each
year the mammoth flock’s fore
runners arrive a week or ten
days before the full moon in Oc
tober. For this season’s visit,
great piles of sand were spread
for the geese to scratch in. And
to prevent overcrowding this
year, there is a new lake. It is
separated only by a walkway
from the lake used in past years.
ON THEIR visit to the refuge,
the Moss family found this to be
Mrs. Gaddy’s happy time of the
year. And for her, it will be un
til around April 1, when the
winged visitors return to their
native Canada. They will con
tinue to arrive on the refuge
OLD GLORY GOES UP AGAIN—Veterans of World War II
^®-enact the raising of the Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima, on a float
'^hich was a part of the Veterans' Day parade in Gastonia, Novem-
11. On the float, from left, are Firestone employees B. W.
Britton, James Wallace, Paul Barker. Ernest Austin and Ralph Falls.
^'Jfus Hughes of the Shop supervised the building of the float.
I^articipate In Veterans Day Parade
Three men from the Shop were
^^ong those veterans who de
picted the historical “Yanks
Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima”
a float which formed part of
parade on Veterans Day in
Gastonia, November 11. They
^ere Ernest Austin and Paul
l^arker. In charge of preparing
float was Horace R. Hughes,
of the Shop.
the Veterans Day festivi-
the 84th Air Force band
Shaw Field, S. C., led the
Parade which was witnessed by
approximately 25,000 spectators
iotig Main avenue. Also taking
part were the Fort Bragg Army
band and every high school band
in Gaston County.
Named Class Head
At Belmont Abbey
Herbert J. Seism, whose
mother, Mrs. Lillian Seism, is a
winder tender here, has been
elected president of the senior
class at Belmont Abbey College,
Belmont. The upperclassmen
election of officers for the 1955-
56 school year was held in early
Johnson on Program Schedule
Of Recreation Convention
Ralph Johnson, director of rec
reation here, was among hun
dreds of recreation officials of
the Carolinas who attended a
four-day convention in Hotel
Charlotte, November 27-30.
North Carolina Recreation
Society and South Carolina Rec
reation Society members held
separate sessions on November
A DISCUSSION of recrea
tion’s part in combating juvenile
delinquency was main feature
of the general session November
On the program that day, Mr.
Johnson discussed the purpose
and eligibility for attendance at
the Industrial Recreation Work
shop held each year at N. C.
State College. The director of
recreation here was recently ap
pointed to the North Carolina
Recreation Council for a second
term of service.
Recreation for various age
levels was a general topic for
One of the principal speakers
for the session on the conven
tion’s closing day was H. D.
Meyer, consultant of the North
Carolina Recreation Commission.
Caesar Gave 12th Month 31 Days
Hoary, frosty, smoky. Thus
some of the great writers of the
past have described the month
of December. The Saxons called
it winter-monath (winter month),
and helig-monath (holy month)
because Christmas came within
its span of days.
December means ten in Latin.
It was originally the tenth month
of the Roman calendar, when the
year was divided into ten
months. With the adoption of the
Gregorian calendar, it became
the twelfth month but kept its
name for the Latin.
JULIUS CAESAR gave
December its present length of
Besides its significance as the
month in which Christmas falls,
December’s calendar has a num
ber of noteworthy anniversaries.
Within it are the birthdays of
three American Chief Execu
tives: Martin Van Buren, eighth
president, December 5; Woodrow
Wilson, 28th president, Decem
ber 28; and Andrew Johnson,
17th president, December 29.
OTHER BIRTHDAYS are;
Gilbert Stuart, American por
trait artist, December 3; Willa
Gather, novelist, 7; Eli Whitney,
inventor of the cotton gin, 8;
Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer,
8; John Milton, one of the
world’s great poets, 9; Joel
Chandler Harris, American
journalist and author, creator of
Uncle Remus stories, 9; Emily
Dickinson, New England poet,
10; Phillips Brooks, American
preacher and internationally
famous pulpit orator, 13; John
Greenleaf Whittier, Quaker poet,
17; Clara Barton, founder of the
American Red Cross, 25; Charles
Wesley, English Methodist
preacher and famed hymn writer,
brother of John Wesley, 28.
MEN IN SER VICE
A/2c Charles L. Hyleman, son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hyleman
of Route 1, Gastonia, is now serv
ing as an air policeman in Eng
land. Before entering the Air
Force on August 1, 1954, he was
employed in the Spooling De
partment here. His mother is in
the Spinning Department.
Mail to him may be addressed
3928th Air Police Squadron
New York, New York
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Private Houston H. Allen is
stationed at Camp Polk, Alex
andria, La., with the Army. The
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Allen,
he is married to the former
Peggy Capps of Kings Moun
tain, N. C. His father is in the
Pvt. Houston H. Allen
RA 14560480; 53rd Q.M. Co.
Exercise Sage Brush
Fort Polk, La.
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A/S Bobby Broome reported
to Sanford, Fla., November 3, for
special training, after concluding
a 14-day furlough with his par
ents, Willie Broome, doffer, and
Mrs. (Bertha) Broome, spinner.
Young Broome completed his
“boot” training before spending
his furlough at home.
♦ ♦ ♦
S/Sergeant Wilbur E. Beck
ham, Mrs. Beckham and their
two childi-en of Big Spring, Tex
as, spent a recent leave with his
mother, Mrs. William Beckham,
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