PENLAND'S INTERNATIONAL PARTY
LUCY C. MORGAN
FOR THE TWO WEEKS of the Christmas holidays, Penland
School of Handicrafts had as guests sixty-six people from
eighteen foreign countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Greece,
Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco,
Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Among them was Mr. Jacques Sabbah, Minister of Communi
cations, Morocco. The others were all educators, most of them
attending colleges and universities in this country, who came to us
through various agencies in Washington.
Washington officials have expressed appreciation for the warm
_ spirit of friendliness which their participants enjoyed in Mitchell
County, where they found things they can adapt to the work they plan
to do in their own rural communities when they return to their
The Foreign Agricultural Service wrote about the project:
"Object: To learn about home life in a section of America where
handicrafts are an important industry.
' Opportunities will be provided for participants to discuss
community life and programs with representatives of
BrS schools, county government, medical profession, church
N. C. and other community leaders.