HAGER HOME AGAIN
BIG NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
R. D. Hager, Piedmont's genial Vice-
President-Traffic, was back at his d«$l
this week after a whirlwind ten-day tour
of Europe as guest of Sabena Airlines.
Purpose of the trip was to familiarize
American local service traffic executives
with the European market, and with Sab-
The trip included sight-seeing tours thru
Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Ghent, Bruges,
Mainz, and Wiesbaden. Travelling was
done by auto and by airplane, and one
of the trip's highlights was a familiari
zation trip in a Sabena helicopter. Sab
ena, in addition to being a fine inter
national carrier, is also Europe's lead
ing local service carrier.
Designed to stimulate local service par
ticipation in international travel, the
conference seems to have sold Mr. Hqger
on European vacations. All airline em
ployees, as well as the Company, bene
fit from sales of foreign travel since
handsome commissions are paid to em
ployees sel I ing this service. Any em
ployee is eligible to participate in this
plan. If you know anyone who plans a
trip overseas, you can earn a commission
by bringing him to Piedmont to book his
With reduced rate tourist class fares,air
line travel between the United States
and Europe becomes more commonplace
every day, and there is no reason why
employees should not be alert to earn
these commissions. We might add to an
old slogan by saying, "Fly to Europe —
and Start Your Trip on Piedmont".
And this above all; to thine own self be
true, and it must follow as the night the
day thou const not then be false to any
Polonius' speech to his
son from Hamlet -
MR. DAVIS HONORED
CHOSEN YOUNG MAN
OF THE YEAR
A signal honor was paid Mr. Davis, i^r\d
indirectly. Piedmont, when the Junior
Chamber of Commerce in Winston-Salem
chose him as the recipient of the Young
Man of the Year Award, the highest
award which his business associates can
bestow on him. The award, based on the
contribution made by the nominee to the
civic well-being of his community, is
made by the Mayor and a committee of
Jaycees who select one man from the
many nominated, and their selection of
Tom Davis for this year's award indicates
the esteem in which he is held by his com
© FABIAN BACHRACH
The text of the award reads, "The United
States Junior Chamber of Commerce cer
tifies that Thomas H. Davis was recipient
of the Distinguished Service Award for
outstanding community service during the
calendar year of 1954. Through his loyal,
faithful, and unselfish efforts, he has
made a great contribution to his commun
ity, state, and nation".
Mr, Davis, every employee joins The
Piedmonitor in extending heartiest con
gratulations to you on this fine honor.
ATA DRAFTS WATSON
Piedmont's Superintendent of Communica
tions, Les Watson, was honored recently
at the Air Trgrcpiort Association Opera
tions and Communications conference held
in Indianapolis by being appointed as the
local service industry's member of the
Interline Communications Committee.
This committee was established by ATA's
Reservations Committee to work out the
many problems which confront Operations
and Reservations communication between
the various airlines. Les Watson, with
his many years of experience in the field
is as well qualified as anyone in the in
dustry to help solve these difficulties.
Our congratulations to you, Mr. Watson.
At the annual meeting of the stockholders
of Piedmont Airlines Credit Union, the
following officers were elected: Board
of Directors, C. H- Wood, John Rehder,
Frank Nicholson, Tom Morton; Supervi
sory Committee, L. A. Watson, C. H.
McCall, R. S. Northington; President,
T. W.Morton; Secretary-Treasurer, C.H.
Wood; Vice-President, W. A. Blackmon.
Stockholders should bear in mind that each
check issued by the Credit Union must
bear the signatures of Henry Wood and
Tom Morton or Will Blackmon.
A six percent dividend was declared, mak
ing the Credit Union again a desirable
Investment. More borrowers are needed
to maintain this rate of return. Many sta
tions are low on loan applications, they
should request a supply from Henry Wood,
INT-A at once. When you need money,
remember your Credit Union - it pays!
Henry Holland, a daughter, Joyce Ann.
Walt Rollick, a son, Walter Daniel, Jr.
W. M. Barnes, a daughter, Brenda Sue.
P. B. Wallace, a son, Charles
John Comer, a son. Bill
FarestShelton, a son, Forrest MacKenzie,3rd