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Jan. 1, 1958, edition 1 /
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BLUEFIELD . . .
. . . Eddie Jones
Agent Adron VVoodruff was Involved in an
auto accident on November 1st and is a
patient at the Bluefieid Sanitorium v/here
he will spend several
Woody is Improving
and in fine spirits and
he would appreciate
hearing from his friends.
We want to thank
Adron Woodruff everyone who helped
us get him a TV and
he has enjoyed it so much during the many
lonely hours. Many thanks too for the get
well cards that he has received.
CHARLESTON . . .
.... Ruth Miller
On December 21st Charleston held their
annual Christmas Dinner and dance. A
Cocktail Party preceded the dinner this
year at the home of Ruth Miller, and a
merry group met in the Airport Club room
for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Joe High was to have been our Santa, but
was unable to attend, so substitute Bill
Scott did a good job of "stepping in. "
Much to our sorrow John and Helen Comer
were unable to attend. John enjoyed the
party at BLF the night before,and had the
flu the following day. Believe me, they
were certainly missed, 'cause they are
good party people.
Everyone is looking forward to the one next
year already - wish you all would attend.
CHARLOTTE . . .
December in Charlotte was highlighted by
our annual Christmas party which was held
at the home of Agent Bil ly Sanders . Every
one had a good time but missed having
Penny Combs there because her boy had
Bad weather again cramped our boarding
style in December but we still had an in
crease of 134passengersover last December.
We are proud of achieving our goal in 1957
and we will again strive to beat our record
J. C. Newell, Assistant Mgr.
Johnny started his airl Ine career New Years
day 1942 when he was pmployed byEastern
Air Lines at Charlotte. In 1945 he was re
leased fromEastern to Naval Air Transport
Service, U.S.N.R. After his tour of ser
vice with Uncle Sam, he returned to CLT
with Eastern. Johnny joined Piedmont in
October, 1 949 at CLT and was also stat ioned
at FAY. He returned to CLT as Chief
Agent in April 1951 and was promoted to
Assistant Manager June 1956. Mr. Newell
has a lot of experience In airl ine work and
so far h as accumulated more than 14 years.
He knows everyone at the Charlotte terminal
and is k nown by everyone, Johnny is a
good morale builderand the good interline
relations between PAl and the other air
lines serving CLT can be credited a great
deal to his efforts.
Mr. Newell is married to the former Mary
Jack Crawford and they are the proud parents
of four boys. Jack, Roger, Doug and John
Johnny is very active In various organizations.
He is Assistant Chairman of the Airline
Progress Committee, member of the Airport
Lions Club, President of School Parent -
Teacher Association,memberof the Charlotte
Research Council of Chamber ofCommerce,
and Assistant Choir Director of Flint Hill
FAYETTEVILLE . . .
. . . C. R. Blackmon, Jr.
Happy New Year! One of our New Year’s
resolutions was to make the January Issue
of the Piedmonltor.
Thanks again RDU for coming down and
covering for us while we had ourtraditional
Christmas Party. Instead of the usual
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turkey-with-trlmmings, we had delicious
steaks which were enjoyed by al 1 . We had
our party at the local Highway Patrol
Lodge, the atmosphere and Christmas spirit
were greatly aided by the large open fire
place which everyone enjoyed.
Lots of luck with your New Year's resolut
ions. One of ours Is, " Always be a little
bit better every day with your SERVICE -
it pays off In passengers. "
GREENSBORO . . .
. . . W. R. Wiggs
Seems that Agent L. C. Cox was looking
for his "Income Tax Deduction" before the
end of the year, however, the doctor says
that It will be another two or three weeks.
Cheer up Lyle, it will get here sometime.
Chief Agent C. C. KIger says that he be
lieves he holds the system honor for sell
ing the first ticket in 1958. It was sold at
exactly 12:02 on January 1st and that Is
getting the New Year started right. Agent
E. F. Scott has transferred to INT-F. Sure
miss you Scottie and the best of luck.
We are looking for two things to happen with
great anticipation. First, the move Into
our new terminal building by early summer
If not sooner and second,the arrival of our
first F-27 Pacemaker.
We have resolved to pull a little harder In
1958 in an effort to get out of the usual winter
slump during January and February. I think
we can do it if everyone puts in a little
more effort, don't you?
LYNCHBURG , . .
. . . Martha Brown
We welcome to LYH three new agents.
Bobby Smith joined us on December 1 and
comes from Sparta, N. C. where It seems
Piedmont has the edge on employment, as
we have quite a few cousins and friends of
Bobby's already employed with us. Guess
you just have to come down out of the hills
sometime. Bobby's wife has now joined
him here and they live out at Timberlake.
Bobby Brooks also joined us on December 1.
He is a native of LYH and was attending
Lynchburg College before coming with
PAl, He is married and his wife is a nurse
at Lynchburg General Hospital. By the
way, Bobby's father Is Chief of Police for
the City of Lynchburg.
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