As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 11, 1956.
Tracy named Pecan Shellers' president
Francis W. Tracy, the president of Tracy-Luckey Co. Inc., Harlem, was elected president of the National Pecan Shellers' and Processors' Association at the association's annual convention Sept. 24-26 in Miami Beach, Fla.
Tracy took office on the final day of the convention replacing Morris Krouse, Natchez Pecan Shelling Co, Natchez, Miss.
The association is comprised of about 75 member companies located throughout the Pecan Belt, which extends from the western seaboard to Texas and New Mexico. These companies shell and process 80 to 90 percent of the country's pecan production.
Tracy entered the pecan business with his parents, forming Tracy's Pecan Products in 1937. After 11 years of steady growth, Tracy joined Marion W. Luckey, also of Harlem, to form Tracy-Luckey Co. Inc.
Women's Club to sponsor Laff-O-Rama
The Harlem Women's Club is sponsoring a Laff-O-Rama, a big hometown circus, on Oct. 11 amd 12 in the Harlem High School gymnasium. The ladies' club will received half of the proceeds.
The 130-performer event is being coordinated by Joan Muth, Huntington, W.Va., who has special training to present rink- or arena- type entertainment.
"I am greatly pleased with the variety of performers and anticipate one of the funniest, finest and fastest moving circuses I have yet managed," Muth said.
County shocked by Meybohm wreck
Friends of Mrs. Robert B. Meybohm were shocked to hear that she was involved in a serious wreck on Highway 211 between Appling and Harlem on Saturday. She was rushed to University Hospital.
Meybohm, who is active in the Red Cross, was traveling in her car, presumably returning home after business in the county. Details of the accident's cause are unclear but Meybohm's vehicle flipped several times according to its position.
Meybohm is holding ground since the accident.
Marvin's men club organized
The Marvin Methodist Men Club was officially organized by Julian Fiske, district lay leader, Tuesday evening at a covered dish supper.
Jimmie A. Nichols was elected president; G. Wallace Gibbs was elected vice president; and Buford T. Dickens was elected secretary-treasurer. Chairmen for the following vital committees will be nominated later and approved by the cabinet - elected officers, lay leader and pastor: membership, attendance, publicity, program, projects and devotions.
Monthly supper meetings will be at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Marvin United Methodist Church. Meals, provided by the Women's Society, will cost $1 and an additional 25 cents will be taken by the secretary-treasurer as monthly dues.
Men, church members or not, are urged to join. Officers must be church members.
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