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Eddie Jones
Don Sutphin
Promotions and Transfers Announced
In Preparation For New York Entry
With the opening of two new
stations for Piedmont, managers
and agents from over the system
have been promoted and trans
Washington National Assistant
Manager Don Sutphin has been
promoted to Manager for Dulles.
A native of Roanoke, Sutphin is
a graduate of William Flemming
High School. He is a former
Army sergeant.
Hired in 1953 as an agent in
Roanoke, Sutphin was promoted
to Lead Agent in 1961. He was
promoted to Chief Agent and
transl'ei'red to vVasnington in
1963. He became Assistant Man
ager at National in June, 1966.
Sutphin is married to the
former Connie Wood of Roanoke.
With their two daughters the
Sutphins live in Alexandria, Vir
Eddie Jones
Charleston Manager Eddie
Jones has been named Manager
for New York-LaGuardia. A na
tive of McComas, West Virginia,
Jones graduated from the public
schools there and attended West
Virginia Business College. He
joined Piedmont in 1954 at Nor
folk as an agent. Jones subse
quently transferred to Richmond
and then to Bluefield where he
was promoted to Lead Agent in
1957. He became Chief Agent in
1960 and was named Station Man
ager in 1962. In June of 1966 he
transferred to Charleston.
Jones was a member of both
the Bluefield and Princeton
Chamber of Commerce organiza
tions. He served as secretary of
the Princeton Jaycees and was a
member of the Princeton Elks.
He is a bachelor.
Don Shanks
Washington National Station
Manager Don Shanks has been
named Area Manager for Pied
mont in the Nation’s Capitol.
Shanks is a native of Green
ville, Tennessee. He is a graduate
of Ottway High School in that
city and Washington College
Academy. In 1953 he joined Pied
mont as an agent at Tri-Cities.
He transferred to Columbus,
Ohio as Chief Agent to open the
new station there in 1958. The
following year he transferred to
Washington, again as Chief
Agent. Shanks went to Parkers
burg and Marrietta as Station
Manager in 1960. Two years later
he transferred to Baltimore to
manage the new station there.
Later that year he returned to
Washington as Station Manager
for National Airport.
Shanks is a member of the Na
tional Airport Club, which he
Board Issues
New Order on
The Civil Aeronautics Board
has issued an order tentatively
finding that the route system of
Piedmont Airlines should be ex
tended to Nashville and Mem
phis, Tennessee. The Board’s or
der provides a period of twenty
days during which interested
persons may file comments, ob
jections, and motions.
It is contemplated that a hear
ing will be held soon thereafter
to determine the following:
1. Should Piedmont Airlines be
certificated to provide service be
tween Memphis and Nashville,
Tennessee, and between Mem
phis and Nashville on the one
hand, and Roanoke, Lynchburg,
Richmond, Norfolk, Washington,
and other points east of Roanoke
on the other?
2. Should Piedmont be certifi
cated to provide service between
Memphis and Nashville on the
one hand and Asheville, Char
lotte, Winston-Salem, Greens
boro-High Point, Raleigh-Dur-
ham, and other cities in North
Carolina on the other?
In regard to this action by the
Civil Aeronautics Board, Presi
dent T. H. Davis, said, “We are
delighted to learn of the Board’s
action, which provides for early
consideration of our Tennessee
service proposals. Travelers and
shippers in many communities
in Northland Sniith r'aroiina pnd
Virginia have lung sought, im
proved service 4o Nashville and
NYC Opening
November IStli Is Date For First Flight
Pre-Inaugural To Be Held Day Before
On October 3rd, the Civil Aero
nautics Board issued a certificate
effective September 30, 1966, au
thorizing Piedmont Airlines to
serve New York City. Company
officials said that the service will
start on November 15, 1966, with
five round-trips daily to New
In the inaugural services to
New York Piedmont will utilize
primarily its Fairchild F-27 prop
jet aircraft with supplemental
use of Martin 404’s.
Plans are to serve New York
through LaGuardia Airport.
Specific schedules of flights
are not yet complete, but it is
expected that the initial pattern
will designate direct service to
New York from Roanoke, Lynch
burg, Charlottesville, and Shen
andoah (Harrisonburg-Staunton-
Waynesboro), Virginia, and Fay
etteville, Wilmington, and Win
ston-Salem, North Carolina. It is
expected that non-stop service
to New York will be provided
from Roanoke and Lynchburg.
In commenting on the action,
Memphis, Tennessee. Aviation
leaders in Tennessee have been
most active in seeking authoriza
tion of this service. We feel con
fident that the hearing record
will clearly demonstrate the
pressing need for authorization
of the service for which, the
Board has indicated very early
Chase Manhattan
Don Shanks
Area Manager
serves as secretary. He is also a
member of the Executive Com
mittee and the Washington Na
tional Airport Airlines Manage
ment Council. He has a current
commercial pilot’s license.
Mrs. Shanks is the former
Betty Lee Keys of Telford, Ten
nessee. They have three children.
Dave Smith
Augusta Manager Dave Smith
will replace Jones at Charleston.
Smith is a graduate of Clem
mons High School in Winston-
Salem. Following service with
the U. S. Navy he joined Pied
mont in 1953 as an agent in
Winston-Salem. He later trans
ferred to Louisville and then to
Asheville as Chief Agent. He was
promoted and moved to Augusta
as Station Manager in June of
1962. Smith is a member of the
Augusta Chamber of Commerce
and the Green Meadows Golf and
Country Club.
Mrs. Smith is the former Helen
Currin of Winston-Salem. They
have two children. The Smiths
will move to Charleston early in
Bob Beard
Chief Agent at Fayetteville,
Bob Beard has been named As
sistant Manager at National in
Washington. Beard joined Pied
mont as an agent in Hickory in
1958. He transferred to Fayette
ville where he was promoted to
Lead Agent in 1964 and to Chief
Agent in 1966.
A native of Erwin, North Caro
lina, Beard is a graduate of the
Gale Institute in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. He is married to the
former Patricia Lasater of Lill-
ington, North Carohna. They
have three sons. Beard is an offi-
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Bank Executives Tour INT Facilities
Piedmont Airlines was host
recently to 11 members of the
staff of the Chase Manhattan
Bank, New York City.
The group was on the bank’s
14th tour of United States indus
try. During their two-week trip,
they visited 12 companies in Ala
bama, Georgia, North Carolina
and South Carolina.
While visiting Piedmont in
Winston-Salem, the men met
with President Davis and Vice
Presidents Brown. Saunders,
Fare. They
Northington and
toured R„edmon^s
^11‘^n Manager for the Southern-
%st point on Piedmont’s sys-
President Tom Davis said, “We
are grateful for the indication of
confidence by the CAB in Pied
mont’s ability to provide this
much needed, new service to the
public. Our proposal is primarily
designed to provide a new serv
ice rather than duplicate the fine
service rendered by other air
lines now operating to New York
from southern points. The states
manship of these airlines is de
serving of the highest commen
dation since it was their lack of
objection that made possible the
institution of this service to the
public without years of litiga
Vice President C. G. Brown,
Jr., in commenting on the new
service said, “We want to em
phasize that the flights we will
start November 15, 1966, repre
sent only our initial pattern for
New York service. As the new
aircraft we have ordered begins
to arrive, we plan to expand both
one-plane and connecting serv
ices to New York from other
points we are privileged to
Good Connections
The schedules will be arranged
to offer convenient connecting
service at Dulles International
Airport in Washington to the
West Coast. Piedmont’s service
to Dulles, which was a part of
the original New York applica-
\ tion, will be the first and only
service to that airport by a re
gional airline.
On the day before the first
scheduled flight, November 14th,
a number of company officers,
newsmen and city officials from
areas which will be provided
with the new service to New
York will make a special pre
inaugural flight to Laguardia.
native of Fayetteville, North
excpoiina, Bennington graduated
m the public schools there be-
oP^e joining the U. S. Navy
"^iVre he served as an Electron-
^ Technician at the Naval Air
^o'chnical Training Center in
ON TOUR — President Davis and INT Radiologist F. L. Sfreddo explain
some of the finer points of mechanical x-ray techniques to visiting Chase
Manhattan bankers, from left, William J. Carlin, Donald C. Torey,
Michael J. Leccese and Thomas O'Malley.
its application to serve New
York via Dulles International in
August, 1965. In March of this
year the company filed a motion
to expedite the hearing of its
case. Early in July the CAB is
sued a “show cause” order ten
tatively approving Piedmont’s
On September 9 the CAB made
final its earlier show cause order
granting Piedmont the New
York authority subject to later
issuance of a new certificate of
public convenience and necessity
setting forth the date commence
ment of service could begin. This
most recent action by the CAB is
the final step in this proceeding.
Stock Dividend
Is Declared
By Directors
Another cash dividend of 10
cents per share was declared by
the Board of Directors of Pied
mont Aviation, Inc., at their reg
ular quarterly meeting in Win
ston-Salem. This marks the fifth
cash dividend to be declared by
the company. The other four
have been declared regularly
since October, 1964. The new
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