Methodist raise 100,000 1936
MONDAY, OCTOBER Methodist* Have Raised $100,000 Redemption Of Junaluska Propertj Celebrated — Bishop Introduce) ClJ-dc R. Hoey As The Next Gover nor. Salisbury, Oct. 23.— Moving forward with celerity under the leadership of Bishop Paul B. Kern, of Durham, the Western North Carolina conference of the Methodist Epiecopt. i.. in. en, Mount, packed u great dea of activity into the initial day of ito 47th anmtal session here yesterday at Kirst, church. One of the most dramatic moment; of the dny came when Bishop Kern held aloft'a certified check for $100, I'OO which Rev. William A. Lambeth D. D., pastor of Wesley Memorial church, High Poiivt, and Thomae C Hoyle, Sr., Greensboro layman, wil deliver to representatives of the bondholders in Anheville today to satistj their claims to the Lake Junaluska property, assembly ground of Southern Methodism, in exchange for the check they will obtain a deed to the property. Temporary title Uo the property .will be acquired by Bishop Kern, Bishop Edwin D. Mouzon, ,>f Charlotte, and Dr. Lambeth as trustees and they will hold it until action providing for its formal acquisition by the denomination can 'he taken at the quadrennial .session of the general conference of the; church ' in> May, Climax Of Campaign. Procurement of the money »i>g- naiizes culmination of a campaign waged during the last several months. Wesley Memorial church granted Dr. Lambeth a leave of absence fur the <Fu ration of the campaign, in which he served OK director. For that action Dr. Lambeth's church received the appreciation of the conference andi Bisho'p Ke,rn; paid triibute to the campaign director's work. Of the $100,000, it was shown, $70,000 came I rom North Carolina, $10,000 from South Carolina, $10,000 from Virginia and the. remainder from other sections. Another impressive juncture irv the day's proceedings came when Bishop Kenv introduced Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, Democratic nominee for governor, to the conference. "1 wish to present Clyde 3. Hoey, a great and worthy layman, who. incidentally, will be the next 1 governor. of North Carolina," said the bishop, and the conference stood in tribute to Mr. Hot'y who bowed. He did not .speak. Bishop Delivers Sermon. Bishop Kern opened the annual session, in the presence of a large congregation. He read and commented on part of t'he second chapter of Acts dealing with the day of Pentecost.