DECEMBER, 1955 MSWi Page 5 Winged Visitors Come Back To Anson County Refuge * js! * i v-w ^ 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 Carolina. 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. Gaddy. 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 through December. 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 November. 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 27. A DISCUSSION of recrea tion’s part in combating juvenile delinquency was main feature of the general session November 28. 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 November 29. 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. DECEMBER 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 31 days. 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 Air Policeman In England 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 to: 3928th Air Police Squadron A.P.O. 237 New York, New York 4- > ♦ 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 Laboratory here. His address: Pvt. Houston H. Allen RA 14560480; 53rd Q.M. Co. Sub. Supply Exercise Sage Brush Fort Polk, La. ♦ ♦ ♦ 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, spinner.

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