North Carolina Newspapers

    PIEDMONITOR
VOLUME 8- NO. 4 PUBLISHED AND PRINTED BY PIEDMONT AVIATION, INC. APRIL 1956
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photo - Courier-Journal & Louisville Times
MOTHER OF LEX AGENT NAMED
KENTUCKY MOTHER-OF-YEAR
Mrs. Helen Dryden Smith Neill, Mother
of LEX agent James L. Neill, has been
named "Kentucky Mother of the Year" for
1956. Seventy neighbors testified by
letter to her 'tourage,cheerful ness,patience,
affection, kindness, understanding a nd
homemaking ability."
In 1908 she married John B. Neill, now
retired after 50 years' service v/ith the
L & N Railroad . The parents of 10 children
Mr. & Mrs. Neil I still live in the same home
intov/hich they moved 48 years ago.They
nov/ have 16 grandchildren.
Mrs. Neill taught Sunday school for 42
years, was Logen County Presbyterial
president for six years and has served as
president of the Russellville(Ky.)Mission-
ary Society.
She has also served as chairman for eight
war bond drives. Near East Relief, Polio
Campaigns, Junior Red Cross, PTA feeding
program and Christmas parties for indigent
children.
She is president of the PTA Council, the
Third District PTA Woman's Club and Music
Club and is vice president of the State
PTA. She is a memberof the DAR, American
Legion Auxiliary, Red Cross, Order of the
Eastern Star and Homemakers.
The Piedmonitor wishes Mrs. Neill the best
of lock when she competes for the national
title in New York in May, but with the
accomplishments she has shown by devot
ing her life to others,we fel 1 sure that she
will be elected unanimously.
MACKEY AIRLINES GROWING;
PLAN NEW ROUTES AND MERGER
Mackey Airlines, arapidly growing Fla.-
Nassau carrier with headquarters a t
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has charted a
program which includes extensive broaden
ing of its route structure and new types of
equipment.
The route program was boosted recently
when CAB Examiner Curtis B. Henderson
recommended a new Florida-Havana-Nas-
sau route for the airline , as well as new
stops at three points in the Bahamas. He
recommended also that Mackey's certificate
be renewed for three years.
Subject to CAB and White House approval,
further expansion is expected through the
purchase of Midet Airlines' route a n d
assets> This purchase would give Mackey
a route between Miami-Pal m Beach-Grand
Bahama Island.
Rejecting National and Eastern appi ications
for the Bah amas routes, Henderson said the
services needed in the area are best suppi ied
by an aggressive, shorthaul carrier like
Mackey, rather than a larger trunk airl ine .
Operating DC-3 equipment on its routes
between Tampa, St. Petersburg, Fort Laudei“
dale. Palm Beach and Nassau for three years
Mackey started service with DC-4 Sky -
masters purchased from Capital Air Lines
In February. Two DC-4‘s were purchased,
but one was leased back to Capital since
it isn't needed on the airline's present
routes.
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