VOL. V, NO. 9
APACE WITH THE PACEMAKER
EVERY DAY IS FAMILY DAY Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Rice and their nine (yes, nine) children pre
pare to leave INT for Louisville on the first leg of their journey to Kansas City. Mr. Rice is an engineer
for the Western Electric Co., and the trip marked the fourth time he and his family have been transferred.
The children are good travelers, said their parents, but their flight on Piedmont Vi'ould be the first time
they've flown. Lining up stair-step fashion for the photographer as Agent Evelyn Fabrizio checks them in,
the names are (left to right) Mary, 1; Mr. and Mrs. Rice; Michael, 12; Blanche, 11; Patrick, 9; Margaret,
8; Thomas, 8; Joseph, 7; Greg, 6; and Jerry, 5. When asked how she'd kept her very trim figure, Mrs.
Rice said she did it by climbing stairs, washing diapers, and chasing children.
Clark New Division Supervisor
Management Changes Made
Several station management
changes have been announced
recently to handle the shift
caused by the transfer of T. R.
Cowen to INT as the new Direc
tor of Reservations and Ticket
Replacing Cowen as Division
Station Supervisor is W. C.
Clark, formerly DCA Station
Manager. Unlike Cowen, who
was based in Cincinnati, Clark
will have his headquarters in
the Tri-Cities area.
Clark has been with Piedmont
I since 1948 when he
I joined the company
I as an Agent in Ashe-
I ville, his hometown.
I He was later pro-
I moted to Station
I Manager at the city,
and in 1950 was
transferred to Charleston, W. Va.
as Manager. He has also served
as Manager at Tri-Cities and
In his new position Clark will
have the following Piedmont sta
tions under his jurisdiction: Tri-
Cities, London-Corbin, Lexing
ton, Staunton - Harrisonburg-
Waynesboro, Cincinnati, Hunt
ington, Charleston, Parkersburg
Marietta, and Columbus.
Clark has an extensive back-i happy Piedmont employ-
ground in aviatioii. After attend- Ues and their spouses are busily
1952, when he was employed as
Utility Agent in Tri-Cities. In
1953 he was promoted to Chief
Agent and transferred to Colum
bus and in 1959 moved to DCA
as Chief Operations Agent. He
then transferred to PKB where
he was promoted to Station Man
ager. His latest move was in
early June of this year when he
was transferred to BAL (see
July Piedmonitor for picture and
Filling the vacancy left by
Cowen, E. J. Wisnieski has been
promoted from Assistant Mana
ger to Manager, CVG-C.
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Scores 100 Per Cent
In United Fund Drive
The Wilmington staff ended its
United Fund campaign in fine
fashion this year, with every
person in the station partici
According to Sales Represent
ative Bill Dolan, donations, and
pledges for the 74 people totaled
$780, better than $10 per person.
In congratulating the staff.
President T. H. Davis wrote,
“. . . It is quite apparent that
you have certainly done your
fair share and you have every
right to be extremely proud of
the fact that you have done
your part in making Wilmington
a better place for all its citizens.”
Piedmont Aviation, Inc., has
just released an interim state
ment reflecting the highest sales
and earnings for a nine-month
period in the company’s history.
From January through Sep
tember of this year earnings
totaled $1,005,372 after all taxes
or 76 cents per share. Earnings
for the same period in 1961 were
$244,334, or 18 cents a share. In
cluded in the new statement is
$469,515 net capital gains after
taxes, resulting principally from
the sale of DC-3 aircraft.
In his statement to the stock
holders and employees of Pied
mont Aviation, Inc., President T.
H. Davis attributed the increase
in revenue to several outstand
ing developments. Foremost of
these was the start in June of
airline service over the new
routes awarded the company by
the Civil Aeronautics Board, via
the Piedmont Area Case.
The full operation of Pied
mont’s new fleet of Martin 404
aircraft also contributed sub
stantially to the airline division’s
traffic growth. Added to the F-27
Pacemakers already in service,
the modern equipment afforded
greater speed, capacity, and pass
enger comfort than the DC-3’s
formerly in use.
Earnings from Piedmont’s
General Aviation Divisions were
also reported in the interim
statement. Through September,
the Divisions had earned $140,-
527, as compared to $117,220 for
the same period in 1961.
“Operations have continued
to be profitable,” said Mr. Davis
in concluding the report, “and
we anticipate that they will re
main so for the balance of the
Brown Elected Air Traffic President;
Fare Ends Finance Conference Term
Judges Name Contest Winners
ing Rice University he entered
Air Force cadet training in 1942.
He flew as a bombardier-naviga-
tor in the southwest Pacific and
completed pilot training after
finishing his tour of combat
duty. When he was released
from active duty in 1946 and as
signed to the reserve, he served
as Transportation Officer and
was discharged in 1961 with the
rank of Captain.
He is married to the former
Beatrice McQueen of Elizabeth-
ton, Tenn., and they will make
their new home in Johnson City,
Clara’s replacement in Wash
ington will be Don Shanks, the
former BAL Manager. Shanks
has been with Piedmont since
planning special trips come va
cation time as results of having
won first and second prizes in
the recent Piedmont-TWA sales
window display contest.
As first prize winner, INT
Sales Representative Andy Fos
ter and his wife will fly to any
European point on TWA’s sys
tem. Barbara Ironside, second
prize winner, and her husband
can take their choice of a trip to
any city in the United States
served by TWA. (Ed.—for pic
tures and more details of the top
two displays, see page six)
The contest attracted 11 spe
cial window display entries. Be
sides Foster and Mrs. Ironside^
the participants included; Virg
FUnn and Vize Dotson, PKB
W. D. Love, PSK; Charlotte
Fuda, CRW; Joe Frick, CAE;
Joyce O’Neill, CVG; John Ethe
ridge, GSB; B. W. Hamilton, TRI;
Johnny Newell, CLT; and H. A.
Judges were General Sales
Manager W. G. McGee and Russ
Ellis of TWA.
In the above photographs, on
the left Andy Foster (center)
smilingly receives his TWA tick
ets from TWA Passenger Sales-
Manager James Bell while Gen
eral Sales Manager W. G. McGee
stands ready to tender congratu
On the right, TYS Station Man
ager Ted Arnold presents Bar
bara Ironside with the telegram
informing her she had been se
lected as second prize winner in
the sales contest.
Vice President C. Gordon
Brown, Jr., returned from a re
cent conference in DCA with a
new title — President of the
ATA’s Air Traffic Conference.
A division of the Air Trans
port Association, the Conference
has as its aim “to increase the
use and usefulness of air trans
portation and to further the in
terest of its members through
cooperative efforts to deal with
their mutual traffic, sales, and
Mr. Brown has as his fellow
Air Traffic Conference officers:
First Vice President, T. M. Mil
ler, Vice President Traffic and
Sales, Delta Airlines; Second Vice
President, Casey M. Britt, Vice
President Traffic and Sales,
Frontier Airlines, Inc.; and
Executive Secretary, Jack M.
Slichter, Vice President Traffic
for the ATA.
One Year Term
Mr. Brown will serve as Presi
dent for a term of one year.
From last fall to the present
he had been serving as Confer
ence First Vice President.
He joined Piedmont in 1947
after serving six years with
Eastern Air Lines. In 1956 he
was promoted to Assistant Vice
President and in 1957 he was
made Vice President and Assis
tant to the President. In April,
1958, he was elected a member
of Piedmont’s Board of Direc
Fare Fast President
At about the same time, Secre
tary and Assistant Treasurer M.
F. Fare concluded his term as
President of the Airlines Finance
and Accounting Conference, also
a division of the ATA.
The Conference is composed
of the chief financial officers of
the scheduled airlines. As re
tiring President Mr. Fare will
remain a member of the Execu
tive Committee for another year.
Officers elected for the coming
year were: President, B. H.
Tumey, Controller, Trans World
Airlines; First Vice President,
C. J. J. Cox, Controller, Western
Air Lines; and Second Vice Pres
ident, R. J. Sherer, Vice Presi
dent Finance, Bonanza Airlines.
ATA—The 10 per cent trans
portation tax on intercity travel
expired on November 15.
At the same time, a five per
cent Federal Airways tax took
effect for travel on the nation’s
This action will benefit air
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