North Carolina Newspapers

VOLUME 9 - No. 4
Published and,Printed by Piedmont Aviation, Inc.
APRIL 19 57
Three new members were added to the
Piedmont Aviation Board of Directors at
the annual Stockholders Meeting held in
Winston-Salem on April 16. Messrs. H.
K. Saunders, Vice-President, Piedmont
Airlines; Bowman Gray, Executive Vice
President, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.;
and Ralph Gardner, partner in a Washing
ton, D. C. law firm, were elected to the
Piedmont's entry in the Miss North Carol ina
Safety Queen contest will be ably represent
ed by Miss Elizabeth H. Tatum, I NT
Receptionist and Switchboard Operator.
Lib will be one of the many contestants
vying for the coveted title with judging to
be based onpersonality,appearance, poise
and speaking ability. The winner of this
local contest will be crowned Safety Queen
of the Central Piedmont Safety Council
and will compete with other council winners
for the state title.
C. G. Brown, Jr. was elected Vice-
President and assistant to the President at
the Board of Directors meeting on April
16, 1957
Gordon Brown's success story dates back
to 1941 when he decided to begin his
career in aviation by joining Eastern Air
lines as an apprentice agent in Miami,
Florida. His rise was rapid, for in success
ive jobs in Miami, Chicago, New York
and Atlanta, he rose to the position of
Assistant to the Regional Manager i n
Atlanta, Ga.
On June 1, 1947, Gordon joined Pied
mont Avial'fen, Inc . and helped toorganize
and set up the stations in the Airline
Division. For several years he was in charge
of advertising and when Piedmont's certi
ficate came up for renewal,hewasplaced
in charge of the important task of prepar
ing exhibits for the CAB and was promoted
to the post of Administrative Assistant in
1951. Following this, Gordon was pro
moted to Assistant Vice President in 1956.
R.E . "Turby"Turbiville, Supt. of Stations,
was promoted to the position of General
Traffic Manager , it was announced on
April 19.
Turby was born in Iredell County, N.C.,
near Statesville, and at an early age, his
family moved to Charlotte. He went to
high school in Charlotte and enrolled in
Wake Forest College in 1924. In 1926
he left Wake Forest, enrolling in The
Davey School of Tree Surgery in Kent,
Ohio, with every intention of making
the care and feeding of saplings his vo
cation. However, in June of 1928, Turby
enrolled at Parks Air College as a flying
student, and in November of the'same
year, obtained his limited commercial
cert ificate.
He returned to North Carolina as a barn
storming pilot and took over the North
and South Carolina distributorship of the
Barling NB-3, one of the first low wing
monoplanes. At the same time, he was
employed as an airways observer by the
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