Summer at Junaluska 1962
In tht Heart of tht Dairying and Industrial Region of Piedmont North Carolina STATESVILLE RECORD a LANDMARK VOL 88 STATESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1962 NO. 124 Methodists Prepare For Busy Summer At Lake Junaluska Lake Jutvaluska, Methodism's Jewel in the rugged, picturesque mountains of Western North Carolina, is again busy getting everything in readiness for a program of summer activity. Men, women and young people, filled with a need to be closer to God. both in their church business and in their rest, will flock to this resort center in increasing numbers this summer. They will use the hotels, lodges, apartments and dining accommodations through the end of September. This is the 40th year for the Late Junaluska Assembly, which is owned and operated by the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The Methodist Church. Here is the seat of activity for business and spiritual assemblies of the Jurisdiction, as well as the 17 annual conferences which operate under its church government Throughout the summer, while the church activity is conducted in Stuart Auditorium, Memorial Chapel, Shackford Hall, the Kern Youth Center and Lambuth Inn. other men and women, many from other denominations, come here to rest and enjoy the mountains over which the famous early Methodist bishop, Francis Asbury, rode his horse on his 18th Century circuit of the Atlantic Seaboard. Lake Junaluska is especially equipped to accommodate family groups. In all, there are accommodations for 2.500 persons on the grounds. These accommodations are in Lambuth Inn, the Terrace Hotel, the Colonial Hotel, the .Tuna luska Apartments, the New Mountainview Lodge, the new Sunnyside Lodge, Sunset Cottage, the Lake- side Lodges and Motel, Brookside Lodge, Lagoalinda, the McCracken House and Providence Lodge. Many of these have their own dining rooms, some of the apartments have their own kitchens for family living, and then there are the Edwin L. Jones Cafeteria and the Junaluska Tea Room to serve the guests. Within six miles of the Lake are accommodations for 4.500 more persons in motels and hotels, as well as many eating establishments. Visitors to the Lake Junaluska Assembly grounds will find recreation in the form of swimming, boating, fishing, tennis, shuffleboard, golf and horseback riding. The new Harrell Center building, which was opened in mid-summer of 1960, contains the Cokesbury Book Store with numerous selections, the Junaluska Tea Room a spacious lounge, and numerous meetiivg rooms. There are also the READY FOR METHODISTS—This picture was taken looking east across the lake around which the Lake Junaluska Assembly is built. It will be the scene of numerous summer programs for Western North Carolina Methodists. Kodak Shop, a gift shop and small library. There is the World Methodist Building with its historic busts of John Wesley, founder of Methodism, as well as many famous items from the history of the denomination. And each night a big boat, with an open top deck, gives visitor* a moonlight ride around the lake in slow, riverboat fashion. Near the assembly are the Cherokee Indian Reservation where the historical drama, "Unto These Hills," is enacted nightly; the at* tractions in the Great Smoky Mountains, the beautiful town of Waynesville. and Mount Pisgah, Throughout the summer outstanding Methodist clergymen and bishops come to the Lake to preach, providing the visitor with the opportunity to hear famous men who normally might live hundreds of miles away. Information concerning reservations and Oliver matter about the Lake Junaluska Assembly may be obtained by writing to Dr. James W. Fowler, Jr., superintendent, Lake Junaluska Assembly, Lake Junaluska. Georgia Suit Hearing Begun ATLANTA (UPD-A three-judge federal panel has begun hearing a suit attacking the present layout of Georgia's congressional districts. The judges heard final arguments in a suit attacking the state's legislative apportionment Tuesday and said they would try to reach a decision by the end of the week.