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WINSTON-SALEM . . .
Julia Ann Morrison
Congratulations and best wishes to two
girls, from our office, whose engagements
have been announced.
Mr. &Mrs. J. H. Alford of Providence,
N. C. has announced the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Jimmie Alford to
Gary Hill, son of Reverand and Mrs. J.
C. Hill of Charlotte, N. C.
M iss Alford is a graduate of Cobb Memorial
High School in Providence, N .C ., attended
Weaver Airl ine Personnel School in Kansas
City, Mo. and became an employee of
Piedmont Airlines in November, 1955.
Mr. Hill is employed by Capital Airlines.
The wedding is planned for March.
The engagement of Miss Ruth Basinger to
Mr, Edward Holt, son of Mr. &Mrs. J.
O. Holt of Salisbury, N. C., has been
announced by her parents, Mr. & Mrs.
C. L. Basinger of Sal isbury, N. C.
Miss Basinger is a graduate of Granite
Quarry High School, Granite Quarry, N.
C.,attended Weaver Airline Personnel
School in Kansas City, Mo .and was employed
by Piedmont in December, 1956. Mr.
Holt is a member of the Junior Class at
North Carolina State Col lege, Raleigh,
N . C ,, majoring In electrical engineering.
The wedding will be in late summer.
INT-C is glad to wel come Miss Nancy Cox
in our office. She is from Winston-Salem
and a v ery charming girl arvd we consider
ourselves lucky to have her and her
pleasing personality a part of our staff.
The personnel of INT-C would like to
thank Hertz Rental Car Service for being
so thoughtful and remembering us at Christ^
mas time and for the gifts.
A most unusual Christmas party was held
on Friday night, Dec. 20, at 9:00 P M.
Unlike most parties held at Christmastime,
this one was not held at someone's home,
a club, or at some ballroom; It did not
have a well-known combo playing their
eccentric musie-in an atmosphere known
to patrons of a "Hernando" type hideway,
where you sit and wine and dine: instead,
our party was held in a room crowded with
teletype machines, trash cans and a radio;
our atmosphere was dominated by voices on
the ATC line and squelches fromelther in-
coming or outbound flights and the rhythm
from the ever going teletype machines;
the entertainment was the fellowship with
Yes, this was a Christmas Party: place.
Communications Office: reason, so no one
would be left out because they had to work;
purpose, fel lowship;hIghl ights, the exchang
ing of gifts and refreshments, which were
furnished by members of the office staff;
description: unusual, perhaps but neverthe
E. E. Parsons' wife, Mary, entered City
Hospital on December 30 for a scheduled
operation and we have learned that it was
successful and that she will be back home
M rs. Olive Webster, Secretary to L. H.
Jackson, Chief Inspector, flew the coop,
so to speak, on December 31 by routing
herself off on a one-way charterto HOME .
After al most six years, Ol ive has accepted
a fulltime position as a housewife and will
be missed very much. During her time
with Piedmont, she has done a wonderful
job, never complaining. We all extend to
her our heartfelt thanks for a job wel I done
and wish her the best of happiness in her
A hearty welcome Is extended to Mrs. Ha
Nichols, who will assume Mrs. vVebster's
Cl Iff Harrel I
December was hog-killing t i me in the
breakroom for Myers' crew and you would
never know that there were so many ways
to fatten, butcher and cure pork. A few
lucky city boys received hams, shoulders
and sausage as proof that these corn-fed
hog yarns were not a lot of bul 1.
Paul Swaim Is a two car man now and you
should ask him about his "family" car.
Bradley and Bodenheimer took a year end
vacation. Robbins likes winter sports too.
Wooten could get his spring planting finl-
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shed if someone would pull up the rest of
last fal I's turnips .
Langford went to North Wilkesboro on New
Years Day and traded for a late model
Olds. He stung 'em so bad they wouldn't
evengivehim the free dinner as advertised .
If you notice Agnew Myers, K. B. Miller
and Bill Ramey skipping around the hangar
floor in an unusual manner, it is only be
cause they are taking dancing lessons.
F-27 WILL USE REDUX
when the first Pjirchild F-27 rolls out of
the Hagerstown plant, approximately 54
% of the total area of the prop-jet trans
port will be made up of Redux Bonded
assemblies. Redux Is the trade name of
Aero Research, Ltd. and Is one of the most
thoroughly tested adhesives in the world.
The F-27 bonded assemblies will range
from doublers 3.6 x 13.6 inches to panels
52 X 192 inches and taperd spar caps 408
Inches in length. Fairchild reports that
numerous tests have shown bonded assemb-
lies are structurally superior to riveted
assemblies. Among the advantages they
I ist are:
Reduction in weight. .thinner gauge metals
can be used and reinforced where necessary
(around cutout and edges). #
Increase in fatigue life., stress levels can
be reduced by local reinforcement.
Smooth external finish., a smooth finish
is obtained on exterior surfaces. Where
rivets must be used, as In final assembly,
simple countersunk riveting is frequently
made possible by increasing the skinthick
ness by bonding doublers to theskin locally
on the inside.
Simplification of pressurlzatlon . . bonded
surfaces simpi ify the problems presented
by cabin pressurization and by Integral
Simplification of design. . in general, the
designs of bonded structures are simpler
than those of riveted structures.
Simplification of maintenance, .the replace
ment of loose rivets is virtual ly el iminated .
Increased strengthbonded joints are
stronger than comparable riveted or spot-
In the F-27,all major or primary structural
junction points utilize riveting with the
bonding. Between the main junctions how
ever, bonding is used to fasten stringers to
fhe fuselage and wing skins.
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