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Published bi-monthly for employees of 
The North Carolina State Highway Commission 
By the Highway Commission 
Public Relations Department 


Public Relations Officer Keith Hundley 

Editor Frances Newhouse 

Associate Editor Jewel Adcock 

Receptionist Jane Williams 




Don Matthews, Jr. 

W. W. Exum 

Ashley M. Murphy 

Carl Renfro 

J. B. Brame 

Carl Meares 

Thomas S. Harrington 

John F. McNair, III 
George L. Hundley 
George H. Broadrick 
Raymond Smith 
W. B. Garrison 
James G. Stikeleatiier, Jr. 

W. Curtis Russ 

W. F. Babcock State Highway Administrator 

C. W. Lee Chief Engineer 

George Wllloughby Secondary Roads Officer 

John L. Allen, Jr Controller 


I don't believe that there is anyone among us who does- 
n't look forward just a little bit to retirement days when 
we may forget the eight to five schedule and do the things 
we have wanted always to do, but just never before seem- 
ed to find the chance to pursue a hobby, travel, or just 
plain relax. 

But like every thing else in life retirement calls for 
some advance and serious planning. Relaxing is fine but 
after a month or so relaxing may become just as tedious 
as hard labor. Traveling is an exciting experience, but it 
cost money and most retirees actually bring home less, 
and if a way and a means of retiring aren't provided for 
in advance retirement can be a total disillusionment. 

What can be done to avoid the pitfalls of an ill-planned 
retirement. First start planning now for your retirement, 
but second don't sacrifice all pleasure now for what might 
only be a few years in the future. 

Roadways Magazine extends to all retiring and retired 
employees of the SHC a long and happy new life in their 
retirement years. 



10 Years as Highway Administrator 1 

A Day in the Life of W. F. Babcock 2 

Legion of Merit Award 3 

Veteran Highway Employees Awards 4 

Pictorial Review of Ceremony 5 

Highway Employee Contributes New Idea 6 

Beaufort Ferry Repaired by Ferry Operations Crew .... 7 

Planning Engineer James S. Burch Honored 8 

N. C. State University's First Woman Engineer 9 

Indian Burial Ground found by 

Highway Commission Employees 11 

Brazilian Engineers Tour Highway 13 

1967 35-year Awards 14-15-16-17 

NCSHPEA Association News 18 

Hello Henry by Keith Hundley 19 

Pot Luck 20 

Highway Progress, February thru July 21 

North Carolina Road Progress 24-25 

Headquarters 26-31 

Division News 32-49 


The Cover for the July-August Is- 
sue of Roadways is in honor of W. F* 
Babcock (Highway Administrator) 
L i «S and Major General Ivan Hardesty 
(Legion of Merit Award winner). The 
two faithful highway Employees are 
1 4 pictured inserted in an aerial view 
||J of a modern Highway around Dur- 
ham, North Carolina. 

10 Years As Highway Administrator 

Mr. Babcock and Secy. Mrs. Nancy Hall who has been 
Secy, to Mr. Babcock for 10 years. 

July 1967 marked another milestone in the career of 
Williard Farrington Babcock. It marked his tenth year 
as chief administrative officer for the North Carolina 
Highway Commission. 

The state's highway system, its highway organization 
has come a long way under the leaderhip of Bill Babcock. 

It was the 1957 General Assembly which recognized 
the highway commission, creating the position of Direc- 
tor of Highways. W. F. Babcock, who had been teaching 
in the School of Civil Engineering at North Carolina 
State University since 1941, was asked to fill the posi- 
tion. Babcock gave up a full professorship which he had 
been granted by State in 1952 to come to the Highway 
Commission, and here he has been since. 

In his new position, Babcock sat at the head of an 
organization 10,000 strong with an annual budget of 
more than $150,000,000 and responsible for more miles 
of streets and highways than any other single state 
agency in the United States. 

Bill Babcock was no stranger to the intracacies of 
highway development. He had taught many of the en- 
gineers employed by North Carolina's Highway Commis- 
sion. He had himself been directly involved in transpor- 
tation having acquired a fine reputation as a consultant 
engineer through development of thoroughfare plans 
and traffic studies for more than 50 North Carolina 
communities between 1948 and 1957, and before that 
developing a rapid transit program for the State of 
Massachusetts just after World War II. 

Bill Babcock comes by his love of engineering by al- 
most hereditary means. His father, John Brazer Bab- 
cock, III. was a professor of Civil Engineering at Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, and Bill grew up in an 
academic surrounding. 

He received his BS degree from MIT in 1939, his Mas- 
ter's Degree in Civil Engineering with Transportation 
Option a year later. It was two years later that he moved 
to North Carolina State as an instructor, setting into 
motion the chain of events which ended in his being 
named "Director of Highways" in 1957. 

A great many changes have been wrought in the high- 
way program under the watchful eye of W. F. Babcock, 
and a great many Highway Commissioners and Chairmen 
have depended on his skills and his knowledge in the 
ten years since 1957. To list all the changes would take 
a goodly portion of this magazine, but among some of 
the more important ones are, the creation of a long 
range master plan for highway development in North 
Carolina (the first in the State's history which included 
analysis of all highways and a cost analysis of highway 
needs), the establishment of a Project Control Depart- 
ment to handle pre-construction details and schedules of 
the authorized projects each year, the creation of a Photo- 
grammetry Department for aerial mapping, the develop- 
ment of in-service training program, the use of a Plan- 
ning Board to review projects and policies (The board is 
made up of both state and federal highway people), 
instituted use of computers in the highway research and 
planning programs, and there are many others. 

Bill Babcock is known to love hard work, there are 
even those who say with admiration, "His work is also 
his hobby". It's not unusual to find him at his desk at 
7:30 A.M. any working day, or to discover that he's 
been up since 5:00 dictating letters to be done that day 
at the office, or to catch him at his desk on Saturday 
mornings. Bill Babcock loves his work. He lives and 
breathes the highway business. 

Williard Farrington Babcock, this year marking his 
10th year with the Highway Commission, has made him- 
self a reputation known throughout the nation through 
his association with the American Association of State 
Highway Officials, is a man whose footprints will be 
visible in North Carolina's paths of transportation for 
many years to come. 

Babcock at Highway Commission Meeting. 


Mr. Babcock and Chairman Hunt going over a new set Babcock talking over project with Cam Lee 

of plans. 


Mr. Babcock presiding at Planning Board Meeting. Full Length View of Planning Board 

N. C. N. G. Head Receives 
Legion of Merit Award 

Lt. Gen. Throckmorton pinning the medal on General 

Major General Ivan Hardesty, commander of the North 
Carolina National Guard's 30th Division was presented the 
LEGION OF MERIT award on June 7th, 1967. This 
award is the nation's 2nd highest award presented to a 
member of the Guard. 

The presentation was made by Lt. Governor Bob Scott, 
who was inspecting the Old Hickory Division's field train- 
ing exercises on the Fort Bragg military reservation. 

Lt. General John L. Throckmorton, commander of the 
18th Airborne Corps and soon to become the 3rd Army 
commander pinned the medal on General Hardesty. 

A proclamation signed by President Johnson said the 
award was made for "exceptionally meritorious service" 
and because Hardesty "HAS SERVED AS AN INSPIRA- 

General Throckmorton said this is his fourth year 
to visit the 30th Division during its field training exercises 
and he was very much impressed with the smooth manner 
in which the units moved from civilian occupations to 
military life. The 30th Division had reached a high state 
of combat readiness and the credit for this goes to Gen- 
eral Hardesty. 

General Hardesty was born in Raleigh, North Carolina 
where he now resides at 630 Woodburn Road with his 
wife and two sons. Hardesty is employed by the State of 
North Carolina as the Assistant Chief Engineer with 
the Highway Department. 

The General attended North Carolina State University 
in Raleigh and is a graduate of the Army Basic Infantry 
Officers School and the Advanced Infantry Officers 

School at Fort Benning, Georgia; also the Command and 
General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He 
has attended eight consecutive National Guard division 
refresher courses at Fort Leavenworth and Leavenworth 
Army War College at Carlyse Barracks and is a graduate 
of the Senior Officers Atomic Employment Course there. 

General Hardesty enlisted in the North Carolina Na- 
tional Guard in June 1926 with the Service Company of 
the 120th Infantry. He was called into active service with 
that organization in September 1940 at which time he 
was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He was promot- 
ed to First Lieutenant in April 1941 and to Captain in 
February 1942 while serving with the 120th Infantry of 
the 30th Infantry Division. 

In September 1942, General Hardesty left the 30th In- 
fantry Division and was assigned to the 334th Infantry 
of the 84th Division. He remained with that organization 
until June 1943 when he was transferred to the 333d In- 
fantry as Executive Officer, and later as the Commanding 
Officer while in the European Theatre of Operations. 

His promotion to Major was in November 1942, to 
Lieutenant Colonel in October 1943 and to Colonel in 
December 1945. After being released from active duty in 
January 1946, he was a member of the Army Reserve 
until July 1947. 

He rejoined the North Carolina Army National Guard 
as the Executive Officer of the 119th Infantry as a 
Lieutenant Colonel. He was promoted to Colonel in 
March 1951 when he assumed command of the 119th In- 
fantry. In July 1953, he was reassigned as Chief of Staff 
of the 30th Infantry Division where he served until 
March 1961 when he became Assistant Division Command- 
er of the 30th. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 
April 1962. In September 1964, he was appointed Com- 
manding General of the 30th Division and promoted to 
Major General. 

General Hardesty has been awarded the Silver Star, 
Legion of Merit Award, the Bronze Star, the Combat In- 
fantry Badge, the American Defense Medal, and the 
Russian Order of Alexander Nevsky. 

General Hardesty looking at a sign the men put up 
during recent Guard training. The sign was 10 miles in 
the woods. 

Governor Moore Presents 51 Veteran 
Highway Employees Awards 

Governor Dan K. Moore presented 
service certificates to 51 veteran 
Highway Commission employees in 
ceremonies which began at 2:00 
P.M., Thursday, June 22nd at the 
Highway Building auditorium in Ra- 

Thirty-eight men were honored for 
40-years service to the Highway Com- 
mission, and 12 men and one woman 
received awards for 45-years service 
during the annual awards program. 

Highway Commission Chairman 
Joseph M. Hunt, Jr. introduced Gov- 
ernor Moore, with Highway Adminis- 
trator W. F. Babcock who acted as 
presiding officer for the occasion. The 
invocation was delivered by The Rev- 
erend W. H. R. Jackson, Chaplain at 
Central Prison in Raleigh. 

Former Chairman of SHC A. H. 
(Sandy) Graham was called upon to 
give a few remarks to the retiring em- 
ployees. He congratulated the em- 
ployees receiving the awards and ex- 
pressed his delight to be back at this 
memorable occasion, as the Highway 
was always close to his heart. 

Among those honored for 45-years 
service was Clyde T. Carmichael, 
Chief Chemical Testing Engineer, 
and the last remaining member of the 
original Highway Laboratory staff. 
Mr. Carmichael began work with the 
Highway Commission as a lab assist- 
ant in 1922. 

The Commission's State Bridge 
Construction Engineer, Luther C. 
Dillard was among those being honor- 
ed for 40-years service. Dillard join- 
ed the Highway Commission in 1925 
after graduating with a BS in Civil 
Engineering from N. C. State. His 
first position with the Commission 
was as a draftsman in the Bridge De- 

Arrangements for the 1967 awards 
program were made by State High- 
way Commission Personnel Officer J. 
Raynor Woodard, in cooperation with 
the Public Relations Department. 

Those who received 40-year awards 
were: Sam L. Andrews. Atwood As- 
kew, Allen L. Bass, David C. Bentley. 
Roy D. Berry. William L. Bolick. 
Martin A Bowers, Robert C. Bunch. 

William A. Carter, Lester H. Correll, 
Giles E. Crutcher, L. C. Dillard. 
Glenn H. Duncan, Kirk M. Duncan, 
Horace F. Edwards, Alfred G. Griz- 
zard, John B. Hamilton, Daniel O. 
Hewett, A. J. Hughes. 

John E. Joyner, Isaac A. Korne- 
gay, Joseph A. McLean, James E. 
Moore, Marvin C. Newbern, Allen T. 
Parsons, Herman E. Perry, Robert L. 
Pinkham, Alvin W. Rader, O. C. Ro- 
bertson, U. L. Sebastian, Henry C. 
Sowers, Carl H. Spruill, Glen A. Sut- 
ton, Andrew M. Thompson, Harry A. 
Turner, Robert L. Vinson, Roger N. 
Weaver and Marcellus P. Yount. 

Those who received 45-year awards 
were: Thomas R. Buchanan, Clyde T. 
Carmichael, Robert L. Hickerson. 
Clyde M. Jones, Harry L. Light, 
Parks R. McCorkle, John L. McDon- 
ald, Robert C. Speight, Lee M. Tay- 
lor H. F. Waller, Clarence I. Wal- 
ters, Floyd E. Whitener and Mrs. 
Harriet W. Gossett. 

Retirement of Division 4 
Highway Engineer Sets 
Up Chain of Promotions 

The retirement of Division Four 
Highway Engineer E. P. "Ed" 
Koonce set up a chain of promotions 
and transfers involving four other 

Chief Engi neer C. W. Lee said that 
Koonce, a veteran of 40-years service 
to the Highway Commission, will 
step down at the beginning of the 
new fiscal year and will be succeed- 
ed by his long-time assistant, R. W. 
"Bob" Dawson. 

In addition to this change, Donald 
T. Overman, now serving as Area 
Maintenance Engineer for Divisions 
One, Two, Three, Four and Six, will 
succeed Dawson as Assistant Division 
Engineer. J. I. Lynch, currently Dis- 
trict Engineer at Goldsboro serving 
Wayne and Johnston Counties, will 
succeed Overman. Wade Pridgen, 
currently serving as Traffic Services 
Supervisor for Division Four, will 
succeed Lynch as District Engineer 
at Goldsboro. 

All changes become effective July 
1, 1967, Chief Engineer Lee said. 

Edgar P. Koonce was born in Le- 
noir County June 7, 1902. He attend 
ed the University of North Carolina 
and the U. S. Naval Academy at 
Annapolis, Maryland before joining 
the Highway Commission in 1923. 
He has been with the North Carolina 
Highway Commission since that date 
except for three years between 1929 
and 1932. during which time he work- 
ed for the Louisiana Highway De- 
partment and a private construction 
company in Mississippi. Returning to 
North Carolina in 1932, Koonce held 
several positions before being ap- 
pointed Division Four Engineer in 
August, 1953. Mr. Koonce is married 
to the former Katherine Teackle Bell. 

R. W. Dawson was born in Onslow 
County December 16, 1911, and has 
been with the Highway Commission 
since 1932, the same year he received 
his degree in electrical engineering. 

Dawson has served in a number of 
engineering positions for the High- 
way Commission over the past 35 
years, including junior and senior in- 
spector. District Engineer and main- 
tenance supervisor. He was appointed 
Assistant Division Engineer for Di- 
vision Four in July, 1960. 

Mr. Dawson is married to the for- 
mer Mildred Winstead. They have 
three daughters. 

Donald T. Overman joined the 
State Highway Commission in March, 
1953 after graduating from N. C. 
State University and receiving a Mas- 
ter's Degree in Secondary Education 
at East Carolina College. Overman 
also served in both World War II 
and the Korean conflict before join- 
ing the Highway Commission. 

Overman's new appointment as As- 
sistant Division Engineer in Division 
Four marks his return to that area, 
having served first as a Highway En- 
gineer there in 1953. More recently, 
Overman has been Safety and Emer- 
gency Planning Engineer for the 
Commission (July 1. 1963 to July 1, 
1966) and was appointed Area Main- 
tenance Engineer for the East. 


Highway Employee Contributes New Idea 


In MAINTENANCE, problems arise daily. Some are 
solved and some are not, but experience has shown that 
if you look far enough you will find that many dedicated 
maintenance employees are working on most of them. 
Such is the case with Bill Woodruff, Maintenance Super- 
visor in Stanly County who has found a workable solu- 
tion to protection of salt in storage. 

Two years ago the Highway Commission began what 
is known as the "Bare Pavement" method for snow and 
ice control. This involves the use of salt on the trunk 
and major primary system during snow and ice storms 
to prevent the bonding of ice to the pavements and to 
facilitate removal of accumulated snow and ice. Storage 
facilities were limited the first year and it was soon found 
that salt suppliers could not replenish our stocks in time 
for us to be ready for the next storm. Consequently many 
locations were out of salt when the second snow storm 

Following this experience we increased our storage ca- 
pacity by building additional cribs for reserve supplies 
and planned to use light-weight covers or tarpaulins, but 
soon found that durable covers were not available. 

THE PROBLEM arose from the fact that salt deliver- 
ies were made in 22 ton dump trucks directly to our stor- 
age facilities. Although the trucks could dump directly 
into our gravity bins, there was not enough height for 
them to raise the body and dump into existing sheds. If 
we built cribs which would accommodate the dump trucks, 
no suitable cover was available and the salt was exposed 
to the elements. 

Bill Woodruff's idea worked and will provide long- 
range, low-cost protection for salt stocks. The roof in 
place, provides the same protection as a building. The 
roof rolled back allows dump truck delivery and elimi- 

Bill Woodruff in front of Salt Storage Bin. 

nates the necessity for loader to push deliveries into 
storage space. 

The walls are constructed of concrete blocks and the 
floor is made of bituminous material, sloped to the front. 
The roof is of convention design, made from salvaged 
materials and mounted on angle iron track and steel 
rollers which were salvaged bridge steel. 

The Bridge Maintenance Department has drawn a 
complete set of plans with slight modifications to in- 
crease the capacity. The walls were raised to six feet and 
the width and length may be varied to meet the needs 
of a particular location. Walls may be constructed of 
concrete blocks or poured in monolith wall and footing. 

"Roadways" extends congratulations to Bill Woodruff 
and suggests that he be considered for the HIGHWAY 

Storage crib for reserve storage 
with sliding roof in place 

Sliding Roof For Reserve 
Salt Storage Crib 

Sliding roof rolled back 
to receive truck delivery 


Beaufort Ferry Repaired by 
Ferry Operations Crew 

On June 15, 1967 a rather severe vibration on the 
Beaufort Ferry occurred. The ferry operates across Pam- 
lico Sound between Bayview and Gaylord's Bay near 
Texas Gulf Sulphur. The vibration caused very much con- 
cern with the Ferry Operations Crew. Mr. E. Linzey Bell, 
Mechanic Foreman I, stationed at Bogue Sound, who is 
responsible for mechanical repairs at this location along 
with the Ferry at Southport decided to rent a diver's 
suit and make a personal inspection of the Ferry. He 
found one blade on the starboard propeller completely 
broken off and one blade on the port propeller bent down 
at about three inches from the point of the blade. 

It was determined that the Ferry was in no condition 
to continue in operation and repairs would be needed im- 
mediately. They thought at first of towing the Ferry to 
Manns Harbor for repairs, but it was decided that the 
railway at this point was not adequate. It was also sug- 
gested to secure bids from the two shipyards at New Bern 
to do the work which, of course, along with the other 
consideration, would have been rather expensive and 
time consuming. Also it was noted that the three Ferries 
at the Bogue Sound, one of which would have replaced 
the "Beaufort" were operating on full schedule during 
this season of the year, and particularly during weekends. 

Mr. D. E. Snow, the Equipment Superintendent for 
the Ferries, had been away from work for several weeks 
due to a heart condition. During his absence, Mr. Ivey 
H. Evans, Mechanic Foreman II, had been Acting Super- 
intendent, but early last week was admitted to the hos- 
pital for an operation and was also away from work. In 
the absence of the supervisory personnel referred to, and 
after considerable consultations by telephone, Mr. Bell 
suggested with the help of Mr. Ray Collins, skilled bridge- 
man (diver) and Mr. Gordon Morey, semi-skilled bridge- 
man (assistant diver), it might be possible to make re- 
pairs to these propellers under water at the point of 
operation. The Bridge Maintenance Department at Wil- 
mington had the necessary propellers in the parts de- 
partment. Mr. J. J. Powell, Bridge Maintenance Engineer, 
agreed immediately and he arranged for Mr. Collins and 
Mr. Morey to assist in the repairs. 

The work got away early Saturday morning with the 
support of operating personnel from the Ferry Depart- 
ment, Bridge Maintenance Department and Equipment 

Considerable difficulty was encountered in removing 
the propeller with the broken blade. Equipment was im- 
provised for pulling the propeller since this was not avail- 
able otherwise. By nightfall, the damaged propeller had 
been removed. On the next morning, Sunday, the operation 
was continued and the new propeller was straightened. The 
ferry was back in service fo rthe 3:00 p.m. scheduled trip 
across the Sound on that afternoon. 

These repairs were made in a depth of about 10 feet 
of water and about 12 inch visibility and during a rain- 

Above — The Ferry Beaufort 

fall, and very windy weather which also added to the 
problem. In spite of these conditions, the Highway per- 
sonnel representing the different department, made these 
repairs under most unusual conditions. We feel that the 
dedication and loyalty displayed by all the personnel in- 
volved was most unusual and we want to commend each 
employee involved. Unquestionably this task was not 
easy. We Thank Each of You for getting this ferry back 
in operation in such a short length of time. 

Two Highway 
Engineers Spotlighted 

Two Department heads of the State 
Highway Commission received the spot- 
light of national publicity this spring. 
Maintenance Engineer GEORGE 
BRINKLEY's article on maintenance 
appeared in the April, 1967 issue of 
BETTER ROADS, and Equipment En- 
gineer LAYTON H. GUNTER was fea- 
tured on the cover and as guest column- 
ist in the June, 1967 issue of DIESEL 
Both magazines are distributed to con- 
tractors and agencies in the public 
works field all across the country. 


James S. Burch, Planning Engr. 
Honored At Luncheon 

Above (1 to r) Max R. Sproles, Mrs. Burch and Mr. 
Burch receiving their gift certificate. 

James S. Burch, who retired June 30 as State Highway 
Planning Engineer, was given a luncheon by the Planning 
and Advance Planning Departments of the State Highway 
Commission on June 29 at Balentine's Restaurant in 
Raleigh's Cameron Village. 

Max R. Sproles, who succeeds Mr. Burch as Planning 
and Research Engineer, acted as master of ceremonies 
and presented a gift to Mr. Burch from the Planning and 
Advance Planning Departments. 

State Highway Administrator, W. F. Babcock presented 
a Certificate of Retirement to Mr. Burch. Billy Rose, 
Advance Planning Engineer, presented Mr. Burch a Cer- 
tificate which contained signatures of all members of the 
Planning and Advance Planning Departments who were 
associated with the retiring engineer. 

Mr. Burch said at the luncheon, which was attended by 
nearly seventy people, that his career has been "a long 
road, but one very interesting and challenging." As the 
first State Planning Engineer, Mr. Burch established the 
state's first Planning Department in 1936. 


GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — A new season be- 
gan for Grandfather Mountain on April 1, a traditional 
sign that spring is in the highlands. 

The famed Mile High Swinging Bridge, the visitor cen- 
ter, and the museum displays, was opened Saturday, 
April 1st to launch the 1967 season, and the facili- 
ties will operate on a daily schedule, 8:00 A.M. to sunset, 
until November 15. 

On August 19-20, pictures and puchritude take over, 
when the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic and the 
Carolinas Press Photographers Queen Pageant are held. 
Selection of the Queen highlights the two days. 

Ceremonies celebrating the 15th anniversary of the con- 
struction of the now-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge 
will be held September 2. The bridge, stretching between 
two of Grandfather Mountain's peaks, was dedicated by 
the late Governor William B. Umstead on September 2, 

By October 5, autumn foliage usually is approaching 
peak beauty, and this kaleidoscopic extravagance remains 
through October 25. 

Grandfathers Mountain's facilities close for the season 
on November 15. Then the old man watches winter settle 
upon his crags and crowns, and waits hopefully for anoth- 
er spring in the highlands. 


First N. C. State University 
Aeronautical Woman Engineer 

When most Southern belle's were 
busily thinking of frilly dresses and 
rich husbands, Katharine Stinson, Ra- 
leigh, North Carolina, chose a profes 
sion in a man's world. Naturally, 
many obstacles were placed in her 
way, but Katharine had definite ideas 
about being an Aeronautical Engi- 

Katharine's love for airplanes be- 
gan at an early age. She was build- 
ing model airplanes by the time she 
wasseven years old. Captain Eddie 
Stinson learned of Katharine's inter- 
est in airplanes and because she had 
the same name as Captain Eddie's 
sister, gave Katharine her first air- 
plane ride when she was 10 years 
old in 1927. 

When Katharine tried to enroll in 
North Carolina State College to study 
engineering, she was refused admis- 
sion and advised that she should ap- 
ply for admission to North Carolina 
Womens' College. After some con- 
versation Katharine learned that 
North Carolina State College would 
consider her for acceptance as a jun- 
ior after two years at another col- 
lege. Katharine was very determined, 
so after one year at Meredith Col- 
lege and two sessions of summer 
school (instead of two years) she re- 
applied with enough credits to quali- 
fy as a Junior at N. C. State College, 
much to the amazement of the Dean 
of the Engineering School. Thus. 
Katharine was the first girl to at- 
tend and graduate with a degree in 
engineering from N. C. State College. 
It is interesting to note that the 
college which originally refused to 
admit Katharine as an engineering 
student later cited her as an out 
standing engineering graduate from 
N. C. State Col'ege. Katharine's engi- 
neering background is not limited to 
engineering theory. When most girls 
were playing with dolls and attending 
tea parties, Katharine was working 
with mechanics at the airport to earn 
airplane rides. She learned to fly and 
qualified for her pilots certificate 
while still in high school. As part of 
the requirements for her engineering 
degree, sheworked in the foundry 
and machine shop. 

After graduation, Katharine was 
the first woman engineer hired by 
the Civil Aeronautics Administration. 
Since her employment with CAA/ 
FAA, Katharine has progressively 
handled many complex engineering 
assignments. She has won the ad- 
miration and respect of all her col- 
leagues in government and industry 
because of her outstanding engineer- 
ing ability. 

During World War II she was the 
CAA engineer on a military project 
for converting light airplanes to gli- 
ders for pilot training. 

Katharine served as the CAA pro- 
ject engineer to investigate Boeing 
Model 314 flying boar wing spar 
Tailures. During this investigation, X- 
Ray was used for the first time to 
inspect inaccessible parts of aircraft 
structures. Today X-Ray is one of 
the major methods used to conduct 
nondestructive inspection and testing 
in the manufacture and maintenance 
Oil aircraft. Katharine served as the 
CAA engineering coordinator for the 
certification of military surplus air- 
craft at the end of World War II. 

Katharine served as Chief of Spe- 
cifications in CAA/FAA for over 10 
years. In this capacity she was re- 
sponsible for the preparation and is- 
suance of specifications for all U. S. 
civil aircraft, engines, propellers, and 
equipment. In addition, she was re- 
sponsible for and developed a system 
which is still in use for expediting is- 
suance of Airworthiness Directives 
(AD). These ADs are actually "one- 
shot" regulations used to legally no- 
tify aircraft operators whenever an 
unsafe condition is discovered in an 
aircraft design and provides informa- 
tion and requirements on corrective 
action to be taken to keep all civil 
aircraft up to FAA safety standards. 
This is one of the most important re- 
sponsibilities of the FAA in regulat- 
ing and maintaining a high level of 
safety for aircraft in service. 

For two years prior to her present 
assignment, she served as Chief, Reg- 
ulations and Procedures for the En- 
gineering and Manufacturing Divi- 

sion. In this capacity she had primary 
responsibility for determining techni- 
cal accuracy and publication of all is- 
suances released by the Engineering 
and Manufacturing Division. 

Katharine is presently serving in 
the capacity of Technical Assistant 
to the Chief, Engineering and Manu- 
facturing Division. The Engineering 
and Manufacturing Division is re- 
sponsible for the development of safe- 
ty regulations and standards for the 
design, manufacture, and perform- 
ance of aircraft and for the certifica- 
tion of each aircraft found to meet 
these standards. All civil aircraft are 
required to have an FAA airworthi- 
ness certificate to operate in the U. S. 
As Technical Assistant, Miss Stin- 
son is the principal engineering ad- 
visor to the Division Chief on new 
and complex technical developments 
in aircraft design and certification. 
She participates in the development 
of policy and assists in determining 
broad courses of action to be taken 
by the Division which have long 
term and worldwide influence on 
aviation safety and economy. 

As evidence of her outstanding abil- 
ity, devotion to duty, dependability, 
and many other desirable attributes 
conducive to the type of employee 
that every supervisor would like to 
have on his staff, Katharine has re- 
ceived many excellent efficiency rat- 
ings and in the last three years re- 
ceived a Sustained Superior Perform- 
ance Award, and an outstanding per- 
formance award. 

In addition to her professional en- 
gineering responsibilities with the 
FAA, Katharine finds time to pursue 
many extra-curricular activities. For 

1. Present Governor, South Atlantic 
Region, Soroptimist Club. (Classi- 
fied Service Club for Women — 
Like Rotary Club.) 

2. Member President Johnson's Wo- 
mens Advisory Committee on 


3. National President for two years, 
Society of Women Engineers. 

4. District Treasurer and Member 
of Ninety-Nines (Membership is 
limited to women with current 
pilot certificate.) 

5. Charter Member and Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Washington 
Chapter of American Institute of 
Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

6. Woman engineering member of 
the District of Columbia Engi- 
neers Council. 

7. Engineer Member on the Joint 
Board on Science Education in 
the Metropolitan Washington 

8. Member of the American Society 
of Mechanical Engineers. 

To feed the world's hungry, food 
will be grown increasingly from be- 
hind the prop of an airplane rather 
than behind the handles of a plow, 
says the first woman engineer ever 
graduated from North Carolina State 

Miss Katherine Stinson, a native 
of Raleigh, who now holds a high 
position with the Federal Aviation 
Administration will deliver her ideas 
on airborne agriculture to the Second 
International Conference of Women 
Engineers and Scientists in Cam- 
bridge, England early next month. 

Miss Stinson, who qualified for her 
pilot's license while in high school, 
points out that aircraft are now per- 
forming farm work — once reserved 
to mules and men — in at least 45 

Planes are used to help cultivate 
270 million acres of croplands and 
foress around the globe, she notes. 

"By no other means," she says, 
"can crops be treated so efficiently 
and quickly." 

Engineers and scientists from most 
of the nations of the world will hear 
Miss Stinson's recommendations at 
the conference whose theme is 
"Food." Delegates will discuss all as- 
pects of the problems associated with 
producing food for an ever-expand- 
ing population. 

Miss Stinson, representing the Fed- 
eral Aviation Administration of the 
U. S. Department of Transportation, 
will present a paper on "The Role of 
Aircraft in Food Production." 

As an example of the efficiency of 
airplanes in farming. Miss Stinson 
cites the fact that a plane can spread 
fertilizer over 100 acres an hour. A 
good tractor can cover only three to 
five acres an hour. 

"Through aerial sowing and the 
application of top dressing alone," 
she says, "New Zealand mutton pro- 
duction has been increased as much 
as 60 percent." 

Miss Stinson readily concedes that 
"aircraft alone are not the answer" 
to world hunger. 

But, she concludes, "utilized to 
their full potential and coupled with 
the advancing medical and sociologi- 
cal developments aircraft can contri- 
bute much toward a peaceful and 
hunger-less world." 

Miss Stinson was graduated from 
N. C. State in 1941 with a degree in 
aeronautical engineering, breaking 
the barrier against females in an en- 
gineering school that had been re- 
stricted to men. 

After her graduation, she imme- 
diately achieved another first, be- 
coming the first woman engineer with 
the Civil Aeronautics Administration. 

Since the early 40's, she has held 
increasingly important posts with the 
CAA and the Federal Aviation Ad- 
ministration and today is technical 
assistant to the chief of the engi- 
neering and manufacturing division 
of the FAA. She lives in Alexandria, 

She will be accompanied to the 
conference by her sister, Mrs. Maude 
Morrow, who is housemother of Delta 
Sigma Phi Fraternity at North Caro- 
lina State University. 

They will depart from Dulles Air- 
port on June 30 and will tour Eng- 
land, Wales and Scotland during 
their two-week stay in the United 


A Letter We Liked" 

July 29, 1967 


Please see that this letter gets to 
the person who will get the credit 
(or blame) for having US 17 im- 
proved to the extent that it is from 
the North Carolina- Virginia border to 
Elizabeth City. 

I am a future taxpayer or a future 
North Carolina highway casualty — 
which ever comes first. 

It is a pleasure driving on US 17 
since the improvement and I am one 
person who wants to thank the per- 
son responsible. 


Albert J. Brenner 
510 Bell St. 

Elizabeth City. N. C. 27909 


Is it oranges or apples this time? 
Yes, and even bananas sometimes 
Back from lunch we come in a rush 
Ahoy! Near the receptionist desk 
there's fruit for us. 
The Chairman has left apples and 
oranges to take to our seats 
Isn't he great to give us such 
treats ! 

Thanks, Chairman Hunt 
You have brightened our day 
We enjoy your goodies 
Muchos gracias. we say! 

(J. A.) 





Salvage Archaelogy 


Research Laboratories 
of Anthropology 
University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill 
May, 1966 


This report presents data and ob- 
servations resulting from the salvage 
of an archaelogical site destroyed in 
the course of construction of a bridge 
by the State Highway Commission. 
The Research Laboratory of Anthro- 
pology was informed on March 25, 
1966 by the State Highway Commis- 
sion that an Indian grave had been 
uncovered in the course of fill opera- 
tions by earthmoving equipment at 
Hardins, Gaston County, North Caro- 
lina. The writer visited the site and 
learned that several artifacts were 
found with the reported burial. A 
search in the borrow pit failed to re- 
veal any additional information. Earth 
moving had been temporarily sus- 
pended until engineers enlarged the 
area to be excavated. It was arranged 
for the Archaeologist to be present 
when excavations were renewed. One 
additional burial and three features 
were encountered when operations 

The site is bordered by a small 
creek or branch on the north, to the 
east by the Carolina and Northwest- 
ern Railroad which runs along the 
foot of a line of hills dividing Hoyle 
Creek and the South Fork River 
which in its turn forms the western 
boundary of the site. The site is 
designated in the North Carolina 
Archaeological Survey and named the 
Hardins site for the nearby commun- 

The soil is Congaree fine sandy 
loam, deposited by the South Fork 
River over a gravel bed. The depth 
of the soil ranged from one foot in 
eastern edge of the site to approxi- 
mately five feet along the natural 
levee paralleling the South Fork 

Above — Ground and Polished Arti- 

The burials and features were lo- 
cated in the northern portion of the 
borrow pit. The exact size of the 
site was not determined due to ex- 
tensive borrow excavation. Surface 
materials indicating Indian occupa- 
tion were found along the edge of 
the woods bordering the borrow exca- 
vation and indicated that the major 
area of occupation was between the 
river and creek in what is the north- 
ern portion of the borrow pit. Archae- 
ological evidence shows that the site 
was occupied twice for short periods 
of time. The first occupation occurred 
about 1500 B.C. the final and more 
intensive settlement took place about 
A.D. 1650 by Catawba Indians. 


The burials and features encounter- 
ed at the Hardins Site are describ- 
ed below. All of them date from the 
Catawba occupation of the site. 

This burial was disturbed by earth 
moving equipment. The burial was 

of a child of age three or four years. 
Accompanying the burial were two 
ceremonial axes, a celt, shell beads, 
a shell pendant, and a piece of mica. 
One shell bead, pendant, and one of 
the axes and the celt were collected 
by Mr. Edwin Hoyle of the State 
Highway Commission and turned 
over to the writer for study. The re- 
maining ceremonial axe was collected 
by one of the construction workers 
and was not examined by the writer. 
The piece of mica was not collected, 
but was described by Mr. Hoyle who 
supplied the above information. 

This burial was also discovered in 
the process of fill excavations. This 
burial was that of a second child aged 
five or six years. The disturbed re- 
mains indicate that the body was 
placed on its left side in a flexed po- 
sition, the knees were drawn up to 
the chest and the right arm placed 
over the right knee, the left arm un- 
der the left knee. In the area be 
tween the chin and knees a cere- 
monial axe and a polished stone dis- 
coidal were placed as grave offerings. 

The graves encountered at Gaston 
both contained the remains of 
young children. Both corpses were 
evidently flexed and both contained 
grave goods. The grave goods will 
be further described below. 

Three features were encountered 
by fill removal in the presence of the 
writer; undoubtedly others were des- 
troyed but escaped notice during pre- 
vious borrow excavations. 

A circular, round bottomed post 
hole which contained the base of 
a Savannah River projectile point 
made of quartzite. This post hole 
measured nine inches in diameter and 
one foot deep. The Savannah River 
point was an accidental inclusion. 
The feature dates from the middle 
seventeenth century. 

This cooking pit measured 24 x 
40 inches with a depth of eight inch- 
es. It contained the largest amount 
of material found in the course of 
archaeological salvage. Identifiable 
food remains consisted of deer and 
turtle bones, mussel shells and a 
walnut shell. Daub or house plaster 
and a mud dauber nest which had 
been built in a section of cane were 
present. Ceramics consisted of sixty 
sherds representing at least ten dif- 
ferent vessels. 



A wide, though not numerous, 
vanity of artifacts were recovered 
from the Hardins Site. It is note 
worthy that only the chipped stone 
artifacts can be classed as tools. The 
two projectile points and one blade 
are evidence of pre-ceramic inhabi- 
tants of the site. The triangular ar- 
row point used by the pottery makers 
are absent and point out that the 
collection is in no way an adequate 
sample. The remaining artifacts left 
by the middle seventeenth century 
cccupants are ceremonial, recreation- 
al, or ornamental with the exception 
of the chipped stone hoe and tobacco 
pipe. The description of artifacts 

The poll portion of a chipped stone 
hoe was found on the surface. This 
specimen is somewhat larger than 

Chipped Stone Artifacts 

Three spatulate shaped ceremonial 
axes were recovered from the two 
graves encountered during borrow ex- 
cavation. One of these was found by 
Mr. Edwin Hoyle with the first bur- 
ial; the second was removed from the 
same grave by a construction worker 
and was unavailable for study. The 
first axe measured 13.2 cm. in length, 
having a maximum width of 11 cm. 
and a thickness of 1.7 cm. This spe- 
cimen was unpolished except along 
the blade and probably was consider- 
ed unfinished at the time it was 
placed in the child's grace. The sec- 
ond axe recovehed but not available 
for study was reported as being well 
polished and slightly larger than the 
unfinished specimen. 

A small thin highly polished celt 
of Carolina banded slate was re- 
covered by Mr. Hoyle from the grave. 
It measured 7.2 cm. in length, 3.5 
cm. wide at bit, 0.9 cm. at poll and 
has a maximum thickness of 0.4 cm. 
This small well-made artifact must 
be considered as a ceremonial object 
due to its small size and fragility. 
It could not have been used as a 
utilitarian wood-working tool. 

The ground stone game disc found 
with the grave is made of a fine- 
grained white quartzite. It is well 
shaped and has a tolerance of 1 
mm. in its diameter of 7.0 cm. It is 
2.5 cm. thick. A large fragment was 
chipped from the edge of one side 
prior to its use as a grave offering. 

Steatite Vessel Fragment: 

A single fragment of a steatite or 
soapstone vessel was recovered from 
the surface on the river side of the 
borrow pit. This is the common ves- 
sel used during the late Archaic 


A single spherical bead made of 
mussel shell was recovered from the 

Pendant or Pin: 

The pointed end of a shell pendant 
or ear pin was found. The fragmen- 
tary nature of the artifact precludes 
its full identification. 


About one third of the stem por- 
tion of a clay pipe was recovered 
from the surface. This fragment rep- 
resents the typical tobacco pipe made 
during the late prehistoric and his- 
toric periods by Indians living in the 

Ceramics Stone Artifacts 

Piedmont and mountain sections of 
North Carolina. This particular spe- 
cimen is decorated with a series of 
thin incised lines around the circum- 
ference of the stem. 


By the seventeenth century the in- 
digenous ceramics of the North Caro- 
lina Piedmont had begun to exhibit 
certain traits which originated fur- 
ther to the south. The standard coni- 
cal or subconical pot form with cord, 
fabric, or net impressed surface fin- 
ish was replaced by a wider variety 
of forms and surface finishes. Dur- 
ing this period a group of ceramics 
appear in the Catawba River basin 
that can be traced directly to those 
made by the historic Catawba In- 

The Hardins Site data imply a 
small agricultural settlement during 
the middle of the seventeenth cen- 
tury. Ceramics are directly compar- 
able to those found on historic Ca- 
tawba sites and indicate that the 
tradition of Catawba pottery was al- 
ready well developed at this time. 
The dead were interred in pits and 
with grave goods. This is true, at 
least, for children though there may 
be differences in mortuary customs 
for adults. Ceremonialism, it would 
seem, was well advanced with spe- 
cial paraphernalia. 


The writer would like to acknowl- 
edge the excellent cooperation of th? 
State Highway Commission and es- 
pecially Mr. Edwin Hoyle of the 
Bridge Construction Division who 
originally reported the site, for his 
interest and considerable aid in carry- 
ing out the salvage project. 


1. Put yourself into your work. 

2. Try to improve on your best. 

3. Cultivate a keen interest in what 
you are doing. 

4. Don't worry. 


Somebody's inventing new things 
every day. They have new traffic- 
lights in Las Vegas: Stop, Go, and 
Eight to Five You Don't Make it. 


Brazilian Engineers Tour 
Highway Commission 

W. F. Babcock and the Brazilian Engineers. 

It looked like a small United Na- 
tions Session. 

At the head of the big table in the 
meeting room of the N. C. State 
Highway Commission sat Highway 
Administrator W. F. Babcock. Strung 
out along the table were the various 
department heads with stacks of 
planr. and papers before them. Just 
behind them along the outer perime- 
ter of the room sat a group with 
small, receivers in their ears. 

After each statement made by Bab- 
cock, an interpreter repeated what 
he had said in staccata Portugese, 
and. those along the wall would nod, 
nudge and look at each other know- 

This was planning Board on Mon- 
day, June 26, and for the second 
June in a row, the North Carolina 
Highway Commission was playing 
host to a group of Brazilian Engi- 
neers. This time there were 16; last 
time 15, but again they came under 
the auspices of the Agency for In- 
ternational Development and the U. 
S. State Department. Again there 
was one lady in the group. This year 
she was Senora Dalva Nou Schneid- 
er, Chief Engineer of the Bituminous 
and Soil Laboratory of the Sergipe 
Province (State) Highway Depart- 
ment. More about her later. 

After a first day of orientation and 
learning about the North Carolina 
Highway Commission Organization, 

the Brazilians, in the care of Con- 
struction Engineer John Davis and 
Maintenance Engineer George Brink- 
ley, set out via bus to see what's 
going on and how it's done in North 
Carolina's highway program. 

The four days of travel included 
looking at construction along the 
east-bound lane of US-70 between 
Raleigh and Durham, construction 
of roads in the Research Triangle 
Park, construction on the urban sec- 
tion of the Durham Expressway, con- 
struction of Interstate 95 in Nash 
County just north of Gold Rock, con- 
struction of the Clinton Bypass, and 
secondary road construction and 
maintenance over Wake, Durham, 
Sampson, Johnston and Duplin 

It's interesting to note that while 
our friends from Brazil were greatly 
impressed by the amount and magni- 
tude of "super-highway construction" 
going on in North Carolina they were 
most impressed and most interested 
in secondary road construction which 
is very similar to the kind of con- 
struction going on in Brazil at pres- 

In interviews with Raleigh-area 
newspapers, radio and television 
newsmen, the Brazilian engineers 
said there are more similarities than 
differences in the composition of 
state highway commissions and fed- 
eral highway agencies here and there, 
the thing which impresses them most 
is the fact that we get things done 

in a hurry, that we go from planning 
to actual construction in such a rela- 
tively short while. They were very 
much amazed to learn that North 
Carolina's highway system is the 
largest under the control of a single 
agency among all the states. 

In an interview with Mary Jo 
Cashion of the RALEIGH TIMES, 
Senora Schneider, who has traveled 
widely, said she was amazed to find 
so few women involved in engineer- 
ing pursuits in the United States. 

"I met women engineers in Europe 
and Africa", she told Mary Jo 
through her interpreter, "but so far 
I have not met one here. I would 
like to." Our attempts to get Senora 
Schneider and Traffic Engineer 
Emily Blount together failed. 

Senora Schneider was proud of 
her role in the overall highway pro- 
gram of Sergipe Province, but to 
the Raleigh Times Woman's Page 
writer apparently prouder of the 
fact that, "I have many men working 
for me", she said it in Portugese 
smiling broadly, and then winked at 
Mary Jo as the interpreter told her 
what it meant. 

The group, which left Raleigh via 
jetliner for Texas and points west 
on June 30, was in the States through 
July, and missed an opportunity to 
see the Highway Commission in ses- 
sion. The June meeting was in Wash- 
ington, N. C. 

Before departing, a spokesman for 
the group said, "We are very much 
impressed by your highway adminis- 
tration and by the results you get. Al- 
though this was the first state on our 
tour, we don't expect to see anything 
any more impressive, or to receive 
better treatment than we have here. 
We have learned a lot we can use to 
make Sergip'e Highway System bet- 
ter. We thank you." 

We look forward to a new group 
next year. 



Left to Right: Division Engineer D. W. Patrick, George 
D. Ashbell, Luther L. Austin, Harry S. Phelps, Robert L. 
Pinkham and Assistant Chief Engineer H. D. Irving. 

Absent: John E. Crain, George W. Daniels, Leon Har- 
ris, Wayland Joyner, Gurley W. Lawrence, William C. 
Sexton and Delmar W. Williams, 

Left to Right: Division Engineer D. W. Patrick, George 
W. Cartwright and Assistant Chief Engineer H. D. Irving. 


Left to Right: Division Engineer D. W. Patrick, Eu- 
gene G. Credle, Phillip L. Jackson, Hartwell T. Liverman, 
Robert L. Pinkham, Preston Steadman and Assistant Chief 
Engineer H. D. Irving. 


Left to Right: Assistant Chief Engineer Ivan Hardesty, 
John Q. Adams, Major Daughety, James R. Gray and 
Division Engineer C. W. Snell, Jr. 

Absent: Louis L. Johnson, George A. Phillips and Carl 


35 Year 


Left to Right: Assistant Chief Engineer Ivan Hardesty, 
John Q. Adams, Joseph Batchelor, Charles T. Bell, Syl- 
vester V. Catlett, William S. Clements, John O. Hardy, 
John B. Jennette, John R. Martin, Warren E. Wethering- 
ton and Division Engineer C. W. Snell, Jr. 

Absent: David P. Joyner. 



Left to Right: Group I — Commissioner Ashley M. Mur- 
phy, Harold J. Butterfield, William C. Cooper, Waldo E. 
Hewett, Andrew W. Ivey, Malcolm M. King and Division 
Engineer Paul J. DuPre. 





Left to Right: Commissioner Ashley M. Murphy, Robert 
A. Ashworth, Jr., Loman M. Mitchell (Bridge), Theodore 
J. Page (Equipment), Raymond T. West and Division En- 
gineer Paul J. DuPre. 

Group II — Commissioner Ashley M. Murphy, Maxwell 
A. Morton, William B. Pelletier, Arthur L. Rochelle, Glen 
A Sutton, Lee M. Taylor and Division Engineer Paul J. 

Absent: Charles W. Findeisen 


Left to Right: Division Engineer R. W. Dawson, Clif- 
ton R. Cherry, John E. Delbridge, E. P. Koonce, Stans- 
bury S. White and Assistant Chief Engineer H. D. Irving. 

Absent: Willie Sykes, Jesse R. Taylor and Moses D. 


Left to Right: Division Engineer R. W. Dawson, Frank 
H. Edwards, Leonard L. Mohorn, Arthur E. Morris, Wil- 
liam H. Wiggins and Assistant Chief Engineer H. D. Irv- 

Absent: Isaac A. Kornegay, Moses D. Wallace and Gadi 
W. Walters. 



Left to Right: Assistant Division Engineer C. C. Painter, 
Harry Buster Royster and Assistant Chief Engineer Ivan 

Absent: Taze A. Matthews, Philip G. Stainbuck and 
Douglas F. Williams. 


Left to Right: Assistant Division Engineer C. C. Painter, 
John B. Harris, William Alvin Laws, James T. Robertson 
and Assistant Chief Engineer Ivan Hardesty. 

Absent: Roy W. Gupton, Ralph King and Ben F. 


Left to Right: Shepp Hall, Garland D. Hewett, Kenneth 
S. McCaskill, James L. Nance and Division Engineer N. 
S. Day. 

Absent: A. T. Hight 


Left to Right: Group I — Division Engineer N. S. Day, 
Julian M. Andrews, John F. Cannon, A. E. Cox (Equip- 
ment) and Kenneth Hester. 

Group III — Equipment Superintendent R. A. Averitt 

and A. E. Cox. 

Group II — Division Engineer N. S. Day, Dossie Martin, 
Archie N. Mclntyre, Samuel M. Wilson and Willie P. 

Absent: Donald W. Taylor (Bridge). 




Left to Right: Highway Personnel Officer J. Raynor 
Woodard, Elgie G. Bush, Robert V. Graham, John W. 
Hooper and Assistant Chief Engineer H. D. Irving. 

Absent: Frank A. Campbell, William A. 
Mrs. Margaret L. Howell. 

Pearson and 


Left to Right: Highway Personnel Officer J. Raynor 
Woodard, Robert V. Graham, C. H. Goodwin (Equipment) 
and Assistant Chief Engineer H. D. Irving. 

Absent: Frank A. Campbell, John Dillon, Emery C. 
Hughes, James E. Moore, Arthur R. Piner, John W. 
Rainey and Clyde I. Roberts. 


Left to Right: Assistant Chief Engineer Ivan Hardesty, 
Homer R. Early (Bridge Maintenance), James L. Stewart, 
Roy S. Webster, Thomas M. Williams (Equipment) and 
Division Engineer T. C. Johnston, Jr. 

Absent: Grifton M. Brooks (Equipment). 



Left to Right: Division Engineer T. C. Johnston, Jr., 
Howard P. Hoover and Assistant Chief Engineer Ivan 

Absent: Grifton M. Brooks (Equipment). 





UNIT 1 — NCSHPEA meeting at Hertford June 29, 
1967. L to R: K. B. Bailey, 1st Vice President installing 
new Unit Officers: D. W. Patrick, Unit Chairman; W. Earl 
Moore, Unit Vice Chairman and Ted Willard, Unit Secre- 


UNIT 2 — NCSHPEA annual meeting at Greenville 
June 30, 1967. L to R: K. B. Bailey, 1st Vice President, 
installing Mrs. Iris Sutton, Unit Vice Chairman; E. D. 
Credle, Unit Secretary, and Mr. Charles Snell, Division 
Engineer. Absent in picture: C. W. John, Unit Chairman. 



UNIT 3 — NCSHPEA meeting at Burgaw July 14, 
1967. L to R: K. B. Bailey, 1st Vice President installing L. 
F. Dail, Unit Chairman; Eugene Woodring, Unit Vice 
Chairman and Marie Ferrell, Unit Secretary. 

UNIT 4 — NCSHPEA meeting at Wilson July 6, 
1967. New Officers — L to R: Archie Worley, Unit Vice 
Chairman; Pat Abernethy, Unit Secretary and W. H. 
Swart, Unit Chairman. 1st Vice President K. B. Bailey, 




UNIT 5 — NCSHPEA meeting at Durham, July 7, 
1967. New Officers — L to R: 1st Vice President K. B. 
Bailey, installing W. C. Grimes, Unit Chairman; G. E. 
Crutcher, Unit Vice Chairman and Doug Waters Unit Sec- 

UNIT 6 — NCSHPEA meeting at Fayetteville July 19, 
1967. L to R: W. L. White, Unit Chairman; Leroy Cain, 
Unit Vice Chairman and S. F. Ammons, Unit Secretary. 

A f A* , 

UNIT 7— NCSHPEA Meeting at Greensboro July 20, 
1967. L to R: K. B. Bailey, 1st Vice President — installing 
Carl Wilkins, Unit Chairman; J. B. Taylor, Second Vice 
Chairman; A. L. Coltrane, Unit Secretary. 

Absent: Clyde Jones, 1st Vice Chairman. 

UNIT 8— NCSHPEA Meeting at Sanford July 21, 
1967. L to R: K. B. Bailey, 1st Vice President— installing 
Fred Whitesell, Unit Chairman; Richard Siler, Unit Vice 
Chairman; Virginia Williamson, Unit Secretary. 




It's just like on "To Tell the Truth". 

Both guys say, "My name is Henry Hammond", and 
they both mean it. 

I ran into this interesting situation the other day when 
I discovered via a telephone call that there are two Henry 
Hammonds working for the Highway Commission. Both 
of them are working in Raleigh. Both are involved in 
design work. Both have initials involving combinations 
of the letter "h" and "c". 

I wouldn't even bring up this whole confusing matter 
except that these fellows constantly get each others tele- 
phone calls and mail, and, well, I've put it off as long 
as I can, so, I might as well get on with the explanation. 

Let's do it the Army way! 

Henry Hammond Number One is HAMMOND, Henry 
C. Employed in the Highway Commission's Landscape De- 
partment, works on the design of such facilities as road- 
side rest areas and scenic overlooks. He has worked for 
the Commission for three years, was graduated from the 
University of Georgia at Athens and was born on the 
military reservation at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Henry Hammond Number Two is HAMMOND, Clyde 
H. Employed in the Highway Commission's Roadway De- 
sign Department designing roadways, has been with the 
Highway Commission since January 1, 1967, was grad- 
uated from the University of South Carolina and is a na- 
tive of Columbia, South Carolina. 



Now, if we could keep this thing as we have it here 
with the simple military type sketches and the military- 
type names: HAMMOND, Henry C, and Clyde H, we'd 
be all right. No problem. But no. Both these guys want 
to be called Henry. They prefer it, demand it. Even the 
listing in the State telephone directory is confusing. Then 
landscape Hammond is listed as "Henry C." The design 
Hammond is listed as "C. H." So, people who want to 
speak to Henry Hammond call Henry Hammond, it's 
just that they don't always get the right Henry. 

Am I making myself clear? 

Anyway, Henry C. get C. Henry's phone calls. C. 
Henry gets mail intended for Henry C. Roadway problems 
and landscape problems mix and blend. Everybody gets 

My point — if I can get back to it now after all this — 
is if you want to speak to Henry Hammond on the tele- 
phone, or if you want to write to him, make darn sure 
that your "H" and "C" are in the right position before 
you dial or take pen in hand. 

Look, before I leave the typewriter here to go get an 
aspirin, let me try out one more thought on you. Why 
don't we look around for one more guy named Henry 
Hammond, take all three to New York and really drive 
Bud Collyer nuts. When he says, "Will the REAL Henry 
Hammond please stand up", it'll look like a standing ova- 


WORTH IT ALL — It's a long drive from Asheville to 
Raleigh, but a fine Highway Lady found it all worth while 
on June 22nd. Mrs. Harriet W. Gossett who has given 
the Highway Commission 45 years of diligent and com- 
petent service was here with 50 men to receive her serv- 
ice award from Governor DAN MOORE. After the cere- 
monies she was glowing, and well she might. In her own 
words, here's what happened: "Not only did Mr. Babcock 
introduce me as the real Division 13 Engineer, but I got 
a big kiss from the Governor". I guarantee that's one time 
Mrs. Gossett felt like staying on as a "flatlander". 

FISHING FEVER — That expected and enjoyable 
summer disease hit the Hundley household on June 24. 
Two-thirty A.M. found the Hundley bunch on the road 
for one of its '"vest-pocket vacations" on Emerald Isle. 
We had no difficulty making the first ferry run at Bogue 
Sound, and then at the Iron Steamer Pier parlayed a full 
moon, a rising tide and cool cloudy weather into a full 
fishbox. At cleaning time they totaled 56 mullet, trout 
and spots with a hogfish or two tossed in. Wife Shirley 
caught her share as did daughters Vickie and Leithie. The 
old saying goes: "If you can't fish . . . cut bait" ... I 
took a knife along. 

EUREKA — On a previous outing, this column asked 
the searching question of Division 14 Engineer A. J. 
Hughes, "Mr. Red, who's got them scissors?" That all 
referred to the fact that Mr. Hughes had carried the 
scissors used to cut the ribbon for the dedication of the 
1-26 Hendersonville Bypass and was jokingly accused of 
trying to add them to his personal archives. I needled him 
about while he was in Raleigh to get that 40-year award, 
he pulled up short, snapped his fingers, and said, "I'm 
glad you said that Keith. I've got to stop by the equip- 
ment depot and pick up five pairs of engraved scissors I 
left down there". Well, I'm good for something. 

FISH TALE — Big Vernon Branch back in the Re- 
production Dept. in Raleigh was the butt of a joke the 
fellows were telling around here the other day. Seems 
Branch, who towers to well over six feet and weighs ac- 
cordingly, fishes a good deal off the ocean piers. Way the 
story goes some of his friends saw him at the pier fish- 
ing through a knothole not an inch and a half across. 
Smiling, the friend said, "Vernon, you can't pull a 
fish up through that knothole". Old Vernon just grinned 
and said, "Yeah, but he can't pull me down through it 
cither". It appears whales must be his usual fare. 

LONG LIST — I heard right much comment lately 
about what a long list of honorees there was at the last 

service award ceremony here in June. Thirty-eight 40- 
year and 13 45-years. That kind of long association speaks 
well for both the organization and the individual em- 

POW WOW — Word gets back to this camp that only a 
last minute pow wow with leaders of the Cherokee Na- 
tion saved Chairman Hunt, Administrator Babcock and 
Secondary Roads Man George Willoughby from being 
scalped at Waynesville. It's a good thing Commissioner 
Russ speaks their language when it comes to roads. 

WHAT? — Some of the King Kong Koffee Klatch, 
made up of highway employees working mainly on the 
second floor, give me the word that Phil Hefner drove 
all the way to Maiden a weekend or two ago just to 
get a chocolate shake at "Slick's". Fascinating the way 
they hand them out that little window, ain't it, Phil? 

LETTERS — Remember how old Perry Como used to 
sing, "We get letters, lots and lots of letters . . . ? I'm 
sure we all do, but none of them are much rarer than the 
one the ever-interesting Alyce Cunningham included in 
her Division 14 news last issue. I laughed 'til I cried, 

CAST OFFS — If any of you folks have any old stale 
— even slightly off color — jokes, send them to Mr. Poe 
Cox, Location Dept., State Highway Commisison, Ra- 
leigh. Cox was recently named editor of the JAYCRIER 
for the Garner JayCees and needs all the help he can get. 


Highway Progress Feb. thru July 

The period between February and June has been an 
extremely busy time for the North Carolina State High- 
way Commission with the State's greatest program of 
road building and improvement swinging into high gear. 

Looking back over the first half of the calendar year, 
I have picked out some figures and data which I felt 
would be of interest to you, and which would provide 
the basis for a numbe rof stories and features over the next 
several weeks. 

First, let me give you a general picture of some of the 
Commission's activities during the past six months. 

A total of 174 contracts were awarded, having a cash 
value of $47,931,666 and involving 1,625 miles of road 
construction and other improvements. 

Of this overall total, two contracts were awarded on 
the Interstate System with a cash value of $5,102,457. 
These call for the grading and construction of two of 
three links of 1-40 between Winston-Salem and States- 
ville across Davie County. The sections total more than 
17 miles. The third section of some 10.4 miles to tie into 
the completed Statesville Bypass will be let to contract 
on July 25th and reviewed for award by the full Highway 
Commission on August 4th, 1967. 

On the Appalachian Highway System, three contracts 
totaling $4,800,000 were awarded. They involve construc- 
tion along US 19-23 from Lake Junaluska to Clyde and 
from Hazelwood to Balsam Gap. (The Waynesville By- 
pass), and the construction of the west approaches to the 
new Smoky Mountain Bridge over the French Broad at 

In addition to these projects, there were other impor- 
tant contracts awarded across the State: 

The relocation of US 421 at Wilkesboro, the Wilkes- 
boro Bypass, 11.5 miles. A Federal-aid project. 
The construction of two additional lanes in the four- 
laning of the US 70 Bypass at Kinston, 2.5 miles. A 
bond project. 

Construction of West Boulevard from Airport Drive to 
near Cliffwood Drive in Charlotte, 3.6 miles. A bond 

Widening and resurfacing of two sections of NC 12 
on the Outer Banks, one section just south of the 
Herbert Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet, the other 
just north of Buxton, 3.5 miles. A bond project. 
The construction of a segment of the Durham Express- 
way in the City of Durham between Alston Avenue 
and Chapel Hill Street, 2.3 miles. A Federal aid pro- 

The widening and resurfacing of the east-bound lane 
of US 70 between Bethesda in Durham County and 
Duraleigh Road in Wake County, 8.8 miles. A bond 

Construction of the lift-span bridge across the Cape 
Fear at Wilmington. A Federal-aid project. 
Construction of the superstructure and approaches 
along Secondary Roads 1300 and 1508 in Washington 
and Bertie Counties. A Federal-aid project. 
These eight projects are indicative of the large amount 
and wide range of highway construction let to contract 
during the first half of the year, construction supported 
by both bond funds and regular State-Federal matching 

The following tables show some of the activities of the 

Highway Commission during the period February 1 
through June 30, 1967: 

Status of Interstate Mileage in North Carolina 
as of June 30, 1967 

Miles open to traffic 385.9 

(does not include routes presently in use 
as temporary Interstate) 
Miles presently under contract 133.2 

Miles in Right-of-Way acquisition and/or design stage 251.0 

Total Interstate miles allotted to North Carolina 770.1 

as of JUNE, 1967 


Division 1 $ 11.5C0.000 $ 2,252,000 $ 1,838,000 

Division 2 9,600,000 3.750,000 3,425.000 

Division 3 10,700,000 3.600.000 3,255,000 

Division 4 13,324,000 2,013,000 6,125.000 

Division 5 10,192,0:0 2,802.000 4,636,000 

Division 6 14,373,600 3.950,000 2,043,000 

Division 7 9,721,(00 3,410,000 9,506,000 

Division 8 9,900,000 4,752.000 2,009,000 

Division 9 8,377,1(0 3,160,000 5,202,000 

Division 10 8,095,700 2,751,000 9,494.000 

Division 11 10,251,600 6,515,000 1,743.000 

Division 12 8,506,200 2,670,000 5,425,000 

Division 13 10,161,200 4,952.000 2,941,000 

Division 14 9,456,300 5,425,000 1,322,000 

$144,158,900 $52,002,C00 $58,964,000 




1. Cullowhee 1. Greenville 

2. Leaksville-Spray 2. Madison-Mayodan 

3. Hendersonville 3. New Bern-Bridgeton 

4. Taylorsville 4. Sanford 

5. Robbins 


1. Greensboro 

2. Zebulon 


1. New Bern 

2. Bridgeton 

3. Oxford 

4. Roseboro 

5. Southern Pines 

6. Spruce Pine 

7. Stantonsburg 

8. Tarboro (revised) 

9. Sanford 

Thoroughfare Plans mutually adopted by the Highway Commission 
and the municipalities totaled 87 as of June 30 1967, and involved 
some 104 separate communities. (There are several multi-city plans.) 



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A breakdown of the completed mileage on each of the State's five 
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Interstate Status Map as of February. 1967. A new map showing pro- 
gress to July, 1967 is now being prepared. 




75.8 Miles $ 866,604.00 


121.4 Miles $2,247,830.00 





Lake Junaluska to Clyde-US 19-23 $2,100,000 

Hazelwood to Balsam Gap 875,000 

West approach to New Smoky Mountain 

Bridge, French Broad. Asheville _ 1,825,000 

Total Mileage Involved — 6.6 miles 

During the period February to June, the 9.1 mile Waynesville By- 
pass between Lake Junaluska to Hazelwood was opened to traffic, 
and right-of-way authorization was approved for the 18-mile section 
between Murphy and the Tennessee State Line. 

The Interstate System 

The 11.000 mile National System 
of Interstate and Defense Highways 
was authorized by Congress in 1956 
following a series of studies and de- 
bates stretching back to late 1930's. 

The system was to be developed t;> 
connect the nation's major cit es and 
to provide for the free flow of com- 
merce, to cut travel time between 
cities and to reduce traffic conges- 
tion, to improve highway safety and 
to strengthen the national defense 
capabilities. It is the biggest road- 
building program the world has ever 

North Carolina is no "johnny- 
come-lately" to the interstate high- 
way construction scene, having done 
the corridor locations for its five 
routes as early as 1947, and having 
expended some $60,000,000 on con- 
struction of the system before Con- 
gress made 90 per cent Federal fi- 
nancing available in 1956. 

Neither is North Carolina giving 
up its traditional role as a national 
leader in interstate highway construc- 
tion today. Since funds were first 
made available from the Highway 
Trust Fund, the State has spent more 
than $174,000,000 on the Interstate 
System, exclusive of right-of-way 
and other engineering costs. In addi- 
tion, the State has completed approxi- 
mately half the Interstate mileage 
allocated to it. 

The Interstate System in North 
Carolina breaks down into five 
routes: Interstate 26, Interstate 40, 
Interstate 77, Interstate 85, and In- 
terstate 95 total allocated mile- 
age is 770. 

Interstate 85 is the "long route" 
on the North Carolina System, com- 
prising almost a third of the total al- 
located mileage. The route begins in 
Virginia and ends at Interstate 65 
in Alabama and traverses North 
Carolina for some 233 miles, enter- 
ing just north of Henderson and leav- 
ing just south of Kings Mountain. 
This route serves the major cities of 
the so-called "Piedmont Crescent", 
including Henderson, Durham, 
Greensboro. High Point, Lexington. 
Charlotte and Burlington. 

Only slightly shorter than 1-85 is 
1-40, which rises at Interstate 85 in 
Greensboro, serves Winston-Salem as 
the State's only urban Interstate 
section, winds its way west to Ashe- 
ville, then up the rugged Pigeon 
River Gorge of Haywood County. 

and exits into Tennessee. When fi- 
nally completed the route will 
stretch all the way to Barstow, Cali- 
fornia, with 219 miles of it in North 

The third longest of the Interstate 
routes in North Carolina is Inter- 
state 95. This is the Eastern North 
Caro'ina Interstate, running for some 
182 miles along a north to south line 
between Roanoke Rapids-Weldon, 
where it enters from Virginia, to just 
south of Lumberton, where it makes 
its way into South Carolina. 

There are two so-called "short in- 
terstate routes" in North Carolina. 
The first of these is 1-77, which en- 
ters the state near Mt. Airy from 
Virginia. The route's northern ter- 
minus is in Cleveland, Ohio, but it 
traverses this state for only 96 miles 
across Surry, Yadkin, Iredell and 
Mecklenburg Counties. The route 
ends at Charlotte. 

The other of the two is 1-26. This 
one could be called the "Interstate 
of the Carolinas". It rises at Inter- 
state 40 at Asheville, heads south 
through the Saluda Valley and en- 
ters South Carolina near the Polk 
County town of Columbus, a distance 
of only slightly more than 40 miles. 
The route continues on, however, to 
the South Carolina port city of Char- 

When the Interstate System was 
originally planned, it was anticipated 
that the 41,000 mile system would be 
completed by 1972, but recent drains 
on the Highway Trust Fund, the war 
in Vietnam and other economic fac- 
tors have combined to change that 

Currently the huge system is 
scheduled for completion in 1975, 
provided there are no additional fund- 
ing delays. 

Cost of Highways 

"The best things in life are free" 
is a fine sentiment. However, in our 
present highly developed, urbanized 
society almost everything — like it or 
not — costs money. Look around you 
and think about your daily life. 
What is free? 

"Ah-hah," you may say — "the air 
is free to breathe. Nature is free, 
and anybody can take a ride in the 
country free." 

But let's look at these things more 
closely. It doesn't cost anything to 

breathe air, but cities are at this 
moment having to perform costly re- 
search to develop costly control de- 
vices for preventing air pollution and 
purifying air. You don't put money 
in an inhalation meter with every 
breath you take, but tax money is 
being spent for research and control 
of our precious air. 

What about nature — is it free? 
The nature that people in urban areas 
have readily available to them is 
confined to parks and playgrounds. 
These may be free to romping chil- 
dren and strolling teenage couples, 
but they are not free to the tax- 
payer. Large sums of tax revenu? 
are spent every year establishing and 
maintaining parks and playgrounds. 
If your family is lucky enough to live 
next to acres of open fields, ideal for 
running games and kite flying, you 
are among the favored few. With the 
rapidly increasing urbanization of 
our nation, the neighboring sand lot 
or vacant field is sure to become al- 
most a phenomenon. For large mass- 
es of our present population the 
great out-of-doors is only accessible 
via an auto trip some distance out- 
side the city. Here the cost is invest- 
ment in an automobile. 

Which brings us to our next item 
— a free ride in the country. What 
does a "free" ride really require. Ba- 
sically, it requires two items. One is 
investment in an automobile, which I 
just mentioned. But that is putting 
the cart before the horse. The chief 
item is roads; an investment must be 
made in building and maintaining 
roads so that taking a pleasure drive 
is possible. 

Roads are necessary, however, 
whether going for a pleasure drive, 
to work or on a business trip. Roads 
are of considerable importance to our 
American way of life. Both in terms 
of the freedom of movement which 
mobile America enjoys and of eco- 
nomic prosperity, modern highways 
play a vital part. When we speak of 
transportation, we are speaking to a 
massive degree about highways. As 
most everything else of consequence 
in our lives, highways cost money. 

Our estimated national transporta- 
tion bill in 1965 was a little over $140 
billion. Highway passenger and 
freight transport accounted for about 
$115 billion, or 82 percent of the total. 
Private automobiles accounted for 


more than 88 percent of the 1965 
passenger dollar. Seventy-three per- 
cent of the freight dollar was spent on 
highway transport. Highways now 
account for 92 percent of intercity 

In the past ten years the United 
States has spent more than $114 bil- 
lion on roads and streets. $150 bil- 
lion is expected to be spent for high- 
ways in the next ten years. Thus 
highway expenditure will probably 
top a quarter of a trillion dollars in 
a 20-year period. 

A program of this magnitude 
should and does stir interest and con- 

People frequently asks what it 
costs, on the average, to build, main- 
tain and operate a mile of road. On 
the surface of the matter, this seems 
to be a simple and reasonable ques- 
tion, but there is no easy answer. It 
is a case where averages are almost 

Many road construction projects 
are actually projects of reconstruc- 
tion; that is, the modernization and 
renewal of roads that already exist. 
In such cases, there may be no new 
investment in land for right-of-way, 
or, if the road is to be widened, it 
may be necessary to acquire addi- 
tional land. Depending on the cir- 
cumstances, this land may be quite 
cheap or very expensive. In the case 
of an urban highway built on new 
right-of-way, the cost of the land may 
be the largest item of expense. 

Then there is the question of how 
to amortize the capital investment 
so as to be able to calculate the cost 
of the highway on an annual basis. 
The various elements of the highway 
have different life spans. The excava- 
tion, grading and compaction of the 
right-of-way constitutes a more-or- 
less permanent part of the highway. 
The surfacing, on the other hand, will 
wear out. 

In spite of the obvious difficulties 
involved in arriving at a meaningful 
average, calculations of this sort 
have been made, with the object of 
finding out, as accurately as possible, 
what it costs to provide a mile of 
service to the individual motorist. 

It is quite obvious that it costs a 
great deal more to build and main- 
tain an expressway than it does to 
build and maintain a secondary road. 
On the other hand, when the cost is 
divided among the vehicles using the 

roads, the expressway, because of its 
much greater volume of traffic, is 
the cheapest investment on a per- 
vehicle basis. 

Calculations by the Bureau of Pub- 
lic Roads, based on the 1964 High- 
way Program, indicated that Inter- 
state System highways cost, per mile, 
per year, an average of $25,467, while, 
on the same basis, local secondary 
roads cost only $2,552 per mile per 
year. When this cost was divided by 
the number of vehicles using the 
highways, it was found that the Inter- 
state road cost four tenths of a cent, 
per vehicle mile, while local secon- 
dary roads cost 1.38 cents per vehicle 
mile. Other categories of roads fell 
between the two extremes. 

One break-down of highway capital 
expenditures indicated that 49 per- 
cent of the investment was in right- 
of-way and grading, 24 percent for 
bridges and other structures, and 27 
percent for paving and shoulders. 

Highway users are the fount of 
highway funds. State and Federal 
highway funds are derived primarily 
from motor fuel and vehicle taxes and 
other charges levied on highway 
users. The revenue from Federal 
highway-user taxes which are ear- 
marked for highway purposes goes 
into a special Highway Trust Fund, 
from which is paid the 90 percent 
Federal share of Interstate construc- 
tion and the 50 percent Federal share 
of construction costs on other Feder- 
al-aid projects. 

The unit costs of highway con- 
struction have remained relatively 
stable since 1960, but lately have 
been moving up. Stability of costs 
through the years has been made pos- 
sible largely through sustained in- 
creases in productivity. The highway 
construction industry has largely es- 
caped the gradual creep in prices and 
costs experienced during the last de- 
cade by most other sectors of the 
economy. Transportation Secretary 
Alan S. Boyd, in a recent speech, at- 
tributed the relative stability in the 
highway industry to a combination 
of improved techniques, materials, 
equipment and management tools, 
all of which greatly increased produc- 
tivity. There are some indications 
that the period of relatively stable 
construction costs has ended and 
we are entering a period in which 
we will not be able to realize in- 
creases in productivity sufficient to 
offset other rising cost factors. Main- 
tenance costs have also been increas- 
ing at an accelerated pace. 

The situation points toward the 
need for increased research. Research 
has proved valuable in the past. Slip- 
form paving, a method of surfacing 
highways which was a novelty not 
many years ago, is now widely used 
to produce durable concrete pave- 
ments at reduced costs. With rapidly 
rising excavation costs, an answer 
must be found for more efficient ex- 
cavation methods. Research in new 
excavation methods is being conduct- 
ed right now. In connection with this, 
experimentation is going on in the 
use of lasers for blasting rocks. Nu- 
clear gauges for faster, non-destruc- 
tive field tests of soil compaction are 
already in use, thanks to research. 

The National Program of Research 
and Development for highway trans- 
portation, begun in 1965, is responsi- 
ble for most of the highway research 
being conducted. This is a coopera- 
tive effort of the Bureau of Public 
Roads and the State highway depart- 
ments, administered by the Highway 
Research Board, an arm of the Na- 
tional Academy of Sciences. Research 
sponsored by and coordinated with 
the extensive research efforts of pri- 
vate industry aimed at producing 
more efficient equipment and im- 
proving the characteristics of high- 
way materials. 

Research, however, will by no 
means alleviate the entire problem 
of rising costs, especially in urban 
construction; and urban construction 
accounts for the great majority of 
all highway construction that will be 
done in the future. Urban construc- 
tion involves many complications. 
Right-of-way acquisition is a costly 
and complicated element of building 

The best path is one that will not 
cut neighborhoods in two but will 
follow along neighborhood lines, will 
often tunnel under an area rather 
than wipe out a lovely residential dis- 
trict, will skirt historic and scenic 
sites rather than cut through them as 
the crow would fly. No one can dis- 
pute that this policy of weaving high- 
ways into urban environment is de- 
sirable. However, planning highways 
in such a manner usually involves 
considerable additional cost. At one 
time Americans had to make the 
choice between economy and ultimate 
desirability and they customarily 
chose economy. Today the scales have 
shifted to demand for a more desir- 
able environment. Increased cost of 
providing transportation means is the 
ultimate result. 




liy Jewel Adeock 

BURG recently 
received a lovely 
diamond ring. 
enjoyed two weeks 
attending summer 
camp at Fort 
Jackson, S. C. 

Vacations are 
booming in the 
spent a week visiting her parents in 
went to Florida for a week's visit 
with her sister. Myrtle Beach, S. C. 
was the scene of MARY ZIMMER- 
MAN'S vacation, while JUDY MOR- 
RIS enjoyed four days at Topsail 
Island. MILDRED TIPPETT thinks 
fishing is a lot of fun since landing 
a 25 lb. dolphin at Morehead City. 
PHIL YARBROUGH took his fam- 
ily to Atlantic Beach for a week. 
Florida was the vacation site for 
MARILYN LONG and her family. 

Touring the mountains of Western 
North Carolina was a nice vacation 
for SHERRY McCLUNG. Atlantic 
Beach was a lot of fun on a recent 
weekend for MARY PRICE. FAYE 
JENNETTE spent a week in Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts visiting her broth- 
er and friends. SALLY MOSS went 
to Carolina Beach for several days. 
the mountains of Western North 
Carolina for a week. BRENDA 
LEWIS enjoyed a few days at At- 
lantic Beach. ELISE PARRISH 
spent a recent weekend with friends 
and her family at Carolina Beach. 

It's nice to have T. L. AMMER- 
SON back on the job after a recent 

hospitalization. Best wishes to MARY 
LEONARD who resigned July 14th 
to take up full-time housekeeping and 
await the arrival of the stork. 

EQUIPMENT — Department 
Head L. H. GUNTER and wife, 
Ruth, vacationed at Harrisburg. 
Pennsylvania during July. A high- 
light of the trip was a visit with Col. 
and Mrs. John W. Irving at Cumber- 
land Depot, where Col. Irving is cur- 
rently serving as Post Commander. 

Billie and HENRY LOWERY, 
daughter Miriam, and other family 
members vacationed for a recent 
week at Ponderosa Fanrly Camp 
Grounds near Myrtle Beach. MARY 
were weekend visitors of Mr. and 
Mrs. Jim Newcome in Charleston, 
South Carolina the weekend of July 
4th. Other July vacationers were 
PEGGY and Bill SUTTON, who 
journeyed to Washington, D. C. 

Welcame to summer employees 
husband, Robert Earl, enjoyed dining 
at the North Hills Steak House re- 
cently. Robert Earl was honored as 
"Boss of the Day" by Radio Station 
WRNC on July 6th and was the 
lucky winner of tickets for two steak 
dinners. Another lucky winner re- 
cently was PEGGY SUTTON, who 
received a General Electric Radio in 
a. local sweepstakes. 

luck to A. E. JONES from the Truck 
Shop and W. R. HIGHSMITH of the 
Machine Shop who retired June 30th. 
It's nice to have GERALD D. HILL, 
ALDINE LACEY as new employees 
at the Depot. 

LANDSCAPE — Welcome to 
SANDRA BYRD. new stenographer 
in the Department. Congratulations 
who are the proud parents of their 
first child, a son, Henry C. Ham- 
mond. Jr. KAY DAVIS enjoyed a 
week's vacation with her family in 
Roanoke Rapids. 


Clyde T. Carmichael, Chief Chem- 
ical Testing Engineer for the Mater- 
ials & Tests Division of the State 
Highway Commission, retired June 
30th with more than 45 years of con- 
tinuous service with the Commission. 

Mr. Carmichael is the last survivor 
of the original Highway Laboratory 
Staff, which was set up in 1921-22 to 
test the large quantities of materials 
to be used in the extensive road and 
bridge-building program authorized 
by the 1921 General Assembly. 

He began work as a laboratory as- 
sistant in 1922, became assist- 
ant chemical testing engineer in 
June, 1925, and was promoted to 
Chemical Testing Engineer in Jan- 
uary, 1929. The designation was later 
changed to Chief Chemical Testing 

Mr. Carmichael worked on several 
ASTM Technical Committees for 
many years, and frequently contri- 
buted to committee work of the 
American Association of State High- 
way Officials. He is a member of the 
Sphinx Club, Raleigh Engineers' 
Club, Milburnie Fishing Club, N. C. 
Society of Engineers and William G. 
Hill Lodge 218, AF&AM. 

Before Mr. Carmichael's departure, 
he was honored at several parties, a 
steak dinner and presented with 
many nice gifts. 

Highway employees will greatly 
miss a man of Mr. Carmichael's sta- 
ture. He was a dedicated and loyal 
highway engineer and all his friends 
wish for him many happy years of 


Above — Raymond Crouse (Design Engineer) 

LOCATION — Now a professor at 
the University of Maryland is R. L. 
P. CUSTER, who recently resigned 
from the Geology Section. It's nice 
a new summer employee and NAN- 
draftsman in Property Survey. 

Recent vacationists were LOUISE 
and Roy HIGH, Atlantic Beach; the 
R. J. WILSONS, Cherry Point; the 
JOE CREECHS, Kure Beach; the 
cut; and the CARTER DODSONS, 

RIGHT OF WAY — Best wishes 
to Mrs. ALEX MAGNER, secretary 
to Mr. Webb, who resigned from 
Right of Way August 4th to become 
a mother and housewife. Welcome 
who is Alex's replacement. Employ- 
ees will also miss Mrs. LOIS ENNIS. 
W. D. MOON'S secretary, who re- 
signed to become a housewife-mother. 
JESSIE GARDNER is Lois' re- 

Chief Location 
Engineer's Son 
Boyce Midgette, Jr. 

Howard Boyce Midgette, Jr. is a 
June graduate of the North Carolina 
School for the Deaf in Morganton. 
During his school years, "Butch" was 
a Boy Scout, an Explorer, a member 
of the Goodwin Literary Society, the 
Jr. NAD, and the Monogram Club. He 
participated in football, basketball and 
track. Having had five years of study 
in the graphic arts department at NC- 
SD, Butch plans to get a job doing 
printing or linotype operation next 
fall. He is the son of Chief Locating 
Engineer Boyce Midgette, Sr. 

Reservist Honored 

Raymond Crouse, a design engineer 
for the Highway Commission, has 
been chosen for the United States 
team that will compete for the Palma 
Trophy match and the world long 
range rifle championships. 

The competition will be near Ot- 
tawa, Canada, August 10-19, with 
Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, 
and possibly New Zealand providing 
the competition. 

Crouse, a sergeant in the Army Re- 
serve, fired 599 out of a possible 600 
from 600 yards last August at Camp 
Perry, Ohio, and holds the rating of 
distinguished rifleman, highest honor 
given to any shooter. 

In advising Crouse of his selection, 
James C. Whitney, captain of the 
Palma team, wrote: "You can well 
be proud of your ability as a rifle- 
man as you are now a member of 
the most select team of long range 
riflemen ever assembled." 

This is Crouse's fourth year of 
competitive shooting, but it will be 
his third year on the All Army Re- 
serve team of 18 that will compete 
in the national matches at Camp 

He is a graduate of New York 
Military Academy and attended 
State. He is the training NCO and 
survey section chief for Hq. & Hq. 
Btry. 4th Bn. 17th Arty, of the Army 
Reserve here. He is a member of the 
Sir Walter Gun Club and the Na- 
tional Rifle Association. 

BRENDA PRICE left the Depart- 
ment in a whirlwind, taking a week's 
vacation in Nassau, and then return- 
ing to her new job in Traffic Engi- 
neering. Mrs. SARA WATTS re- 
places Brenda. Congratulations to the 
BUDDY CAGLES who became the 
proud parents of a son April 23rd; 
and to the BEN BROWNS upon the 
arrival of their little son, June 28th. 
Back from a six-months stay in the 
Army are FRED BARKLEY and 
are glad to see LUCILLE JONES 
back at work after a recent hospital- 

and JOHN HOLMES attended the 
American Right of Way Association 
Seminar in Boston, Mass. during the 
week of May 21-26th. Congratulations 
to JOE McSWAIN who was married 
to Burgess Murphy July 10th in 
Chapel Hill. New faces in the De- 
partment are BECKY JONES. RI- 

Vacationists abound in Right of 
Way! JOHN HOLMES took his 
family to Kure Beach for a week. 
PAT BRYANT and children vaca- 
tioned at Buckroe Beach in Virginia. 
W. D. MOON and family went to 
Nags Head and Williamsburg, Vir- 
ginia. JUDY BISHOP and family 
spent a nice week vacationing at Ja- 
neiro on the Neuse River. WAR- 
NER POWELL took a week off, 
stayed home and reports are he 
probably spent most of the week on 
the golf course. Virginia Beach was 


a lot of fun for PAT WILKIE and 
BETTY RADFORD the first week 
in August. W. J. MURRAY and fam- 
ily went on a 'fishing expedition to 
Kure Beach and found out that was 
the week the fish weren't biting. 

family spent a relaxing week at the 
beach on Pamlico River. EVELYN 
PARTIN and her family toured 
Tennessee, South Carolina and Geor- 
gia. LIB TALTON enjoyed a nice 
week at Carolina Beach. The JOHN 
HONBARRIERS had a nice long 
visit in Dobson with his in-laws. The 
Kure Beach, fishing, of course. BOB 
McCOY and family spent a week at 
LAKE took his family to New York 
and also toured the New England 
states. Holden's Beach was the scene 
of ELEANOR TAYLOR and family's 
vacation. Members of Right of Way 
and their families had a nice cook- 
out at Pullen Park in June. Reports 
are the hot dogs were just great. For 
the employees who couldn't afford to 
go out of town July 4th, a swinging 
party was held at BETTY RAD- 
FORD'S place. Everybody is still 
raving about how great it was! 

deepest sympathy to RONALD DA- 
VIS in the recent death of his 
brother, and to BOB BROWN whose 
father passed away July 25th. 

Roadway welcomes the following 
new employees: TERESA D. COLE- 

Congratulations to the DAN Me- 
PHERSONS on the birth of their 
first child, a girl, Christine Marie, 
who arrived in June, and to Mr. 
and Mrs. RAMEY F. KEMP on the 
birth of a boy, Michael Lyle, born in 

Recent vacationists in the Depart- 
ment were: Mr. and Mrs. MANUEL 
RODRIGUEZ, three weeks in Miami, 
Florida visiting relatives and friends; 
Mr. and Mrs. SAM BROWN, a fly- 
ing trip to Washington, D. C. to 
spend a week with their two sons; 
the CHARLES BARNDT family. 

two weeks in Chicago visiting rela- 
tives and attending his younger 
brother's wedding; Mr. and Mrs. 
weeks with relatives in Jemison, Ala- 
bama; Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD 
PLUMMER, several days in Ohio; 
Mi. and Mrs. BILLY VEAZEY and 
family, several days in Clanton and 
Montgomery, Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. 
TONY HAMERKA, a week in Tus- 
caloosa, Alabama and the FRANK 
PACES, a week in South Carolina. 

ALLEN ATKINS spent two weeks 
at summer camp at Sandia Base, 
New Mexico, attending the Army Re- 
serve Officers Career Course. Friends 
are wondering if that new sparkling 
diamond is the reason SARAH 
BROWN has suddenly become left- 

BRIDGE — New permanent em- 
ployees in the drafting room are 
and JUDY BLEVINS. Jane, whose 
husband is a student at State Uni- 
versity, is from Elizabeth City. Sue 
lives with her parents in Benson and 
commutes each day. July lives in 
Fuquay-Varina and also commutes 
daily. Her husband, Roger, is an em- 
ployee for the City of Raleigh. It's 
nice to have JERRY TWIGGS in 
the drafting room as a new trainee. 

C. B. PATTON, JR. transferred 
August 5th from Bridge Design t3 
replace MAX COLLINS, JR. as 
Area Bridge Construction Engineer 
in Divisions One and Four. Collins 
transferred to Bridge Maintenance 
where he will replace K. R. SCOTT, 
Assistant State Bridge Maintenance 
Engineer, who retires September 1st. 
GERALD WHITE assumed Patton's 
position in the drafting room as squad 

The BILL ROGERS family 
spent a restful vacation in the moun- 
tains at Whittier. CHARLIE KING 
and his family also vacationed in the 
mountains. While visiting at Boone, 
they enjoyed the ever popular sur- 
rounding attractions: Horn in the 
West, Tweetsie Railroad, Grand- 
father's Mt., and the swinging bridge. 
After leaving Boone, they toured the 
Parkway, visiting Blowing Rock and 
Linville Falls. KEN CREECH re- 
ports his little daughter, Mary Yvon- 
ne, was so impressed with "Tweet- 
sie" that she is still playing "Indians" 
and the novelty railroad is her favor- 
ite topic of conversation. 

The GERALD WHITES and the 
JOHN SMITHS had fun at the 
races in Daytona Beach, Florida. AN- 
NIE RUTH and Howard SUGG met 

Meet Pfc. Buddy Brownd, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Brownd of Ra- 
leigh, who is stationed in Germany 
with the U. S. Infantry. Buddy receiv- 
ed his eight-weeks basic training at 
Fort Bragg. His father is Mechanic 
Foreman in the Engine Rebuilding 
Department of the Equipment Depot. 

with ten other couples for a recent 
weekend of fun at the St. John's Inn, 
Myrtle Beach. All members of a 
dance club, the trip was their "first" 
together. Since it was such a suc- 
cess, the group is busy planning a 

J. L. NORRIS and wife. Jessie 
Ruth, spent several days at Pawley's 
Island visiting friends. They reported 
a wonderful time and delicious food. 

his wife, accompanied by his wife's 
family, drove up to Expo '67 in Ca- 
nada. On the way, they camped at 
Lake Welch, New York, a state park 
about 40 miles north of New York 
City. They spent two days at Expo 
'67 and saw about one-third of it, 
enjoying the theme pavilions most of 
all. These pavilions portrayed and 
demonstrated the overall theme of 
Expo '67, "Man and His World." 



The Late W. S. Wilson 

The many friends and associates 
of Mr. W. S. Winslow were saddened 
by his untimely death on June 24, 
1967. He had retired as Assistant 
Chief Engineer-Bridges in July 1963. 

Mr. Winslow was born in Waldo- 
boro, Maine, on May 31, 1898. He 
was educated in the Waldoboro pub- 
lic schools and the University of 
Maine, where he graduated with 
honors in 1919 with a B.S. degree in 
Civil Engineering. 

A World War I veteran, Mr. Win- 
slow was a member of the Raleigh 
Engineers Club, the North Carolina 
Highway Research Board and TAU 
BETA PI, the national honorary en- 
gineering club. 

Mr. Winslow came to the North 
Carolina State Highway Commission 
in April 1923. In September 1924 he 
became the State's first Hydrographic 
Engineer, a position he held until 
appointed to the Assistant Chief posi- 
tion in November, 1960. 

Mr. Winslow's untiring devotion to 
his work has left many footprints 
in the sands of time of North Caro- 
lina's Highway Network. He will 
be long remembered and always ad- 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Edith R. Winslow, two daughters, 
Mrs. Edith Bourne; Mrs. Ann Brock 
and one son, Dr. Paul Winslow, and 
four grandchildren. 

Welcome back to ROLAND NOB- 
LIN, Area Bridge Construction En- 
gineer, who was out for several weeks 
with a broken arm and shoulder, re- 
sulting from a fall. Roland cautions 
everyone to beware of low-strung 
property line markers that some- 
times go unnoticed. 

Star catcher WORTH BAILEY of 
the Bayleaf Community Softball 
Team says he really enjoys the week- 
ly game on Saturday, but there is a 
rumor going around that it takes 
him all week to get over the Satur- 
day game to get in condition for the 
next, and Monday is especially bad. 
Fellow employees wonder how BUD- 
DY WIGGINS likes flying since he 
acquired a new Thunderbird. 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
BILL FREEMAN on the birth of 
their little daughter, Bethany Jo, 
June 27th. Mrs. Freeman is an em- 
ployee in Bridge Maintenance. The 
RONNIE JOHNSONS report a won- 
derful weeks' vacation in Gatlinburg, 

MAINTENANCE — Our heart- 
felt sympathy to Department Head 
GEORGE BRINKLEY, whose fath- 
er, John Gilbert Brinkley, passed 
away in Wilmington July 17th. Fun- 
eral services were held at the Ma- 
sonboro Baptist Church in Wilming- 
ton July 19th, and several Highway 
employees attended. 

Welcome to J. I. LYNCH, JR., 
former District Engineer at Golds- 
boro, who recently transferred to 
Maintenance as Area Maintenance 
Engineer for Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 
6. Lynch replaces DON OVERMAN, 
now Assistant Division Engineer at 

Good luck to RAYMOND CATH- 
EY, personable staff engineer in 
State Maintenance Engineer's Office, 
who resigned to accept a position 
with Henningson, Durham & Ri- 
chardson, Consulting Engineers in 

Department Head G. BRINKLEY 
attended the Highway Research 
Board Maintenance Personnel Com- 
mittee Meeting in San Francisco, 
California August 17-21st. Mr. Brink- 
ley is Chairman of the Highway Re- 
search Board's M-3 Maintenance 
Personnel Committee. 

PURCHASING — New York City 
was an exciting trip for BETTY 
PEARCE recently where she saw the 
play, "Hello Dolly", and enjoyed 

Charming little Jenny Elizabeth 
Cato is contemplating blowing the 
candle out on her very first birthday 
cake, while mother Sandy watches. 
Jenny Elizabeth's daddy, Chuck, is in 
the Bridge Drafting Department. 

SUE DAVIS reports a wonderful 
time visiting her sister in Philadep- 
phia, Pa. RAOUL MAYNARD took 
his family to the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains on a recent vacation. Raoul 
reports a grand time, especially view- 
ing the "Go Go" girls at "Tweetsie". 

PERSONNEL — Several employ- 
ees of the Personnel Department 
have enjoyed vacations during the 
past two months. CAROLYN WAL- 
LACE had a wonderful time in Wil- 
kes Barre, Pennsylvania and Ocean 
Grove, New Jersey, where she visited 
with friends for a week. JOYCE 
CLARK saw red spots on her vaca- 
tion. It seems that her children de- 
cided this was the time for the meas- 
les. CLOYCE ALFORD and his fam- 
ily journeyed down to Crescent Beach 
S. C. for the week of July 23-30th. 
Cloyce returned sporting a nice sun- 
tan and reports everyone had a ball. 
While in the area, they visited Myr- 
tle Beach and Brookgreen Gardens. 
Cloyce, to the delight of the people 
on the beach, wore his topless bath- 
ing suit every day. 

TED AUSTIN, traveled to Cherry 
Grove Beach for a nice week's vaca- 
tion and relaxation necessary to re- 
cover from battle fatigue, resulting 
from two-weeks active duty in Co- 
lumbus, Indiana with the National 

Several members of Personnel at- 
tended the Unit Association meetings 
held in various parts of the State. 
The purpose of these meetings is to 
present the thirty-five year, forty 
year and retirement awards. 


Double vision? No, but almost! 
Robyn and Rhonda Radford are the 
vivacious, four - year - old indentical 
twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. 
Radford of Louisburg. Robyn and 
Rhonda are real proud of "big sister" 
Betty, who is a stenographer in Right 
of Way. 

PATSY PEARCE celebrated her 
third wedding anniversary July 10th. 
Department Head RAYNOR WOOD- 
ARD was honored on his birthday 
with a delicious cake and luncheon 
at Balentines. 

gratulations to DAN BEARD of the 
Field Party who was married in June 
and is now living in Lexington; and 
to W. D. CUTHRELL of the Field 
Party who was also married in June 
and now lives in Asheboro. 

Deep sea fishermen from Photo- 
grammetry in July were: JIM BAI- 
EARL GARRETT. No report was 
made on the number and size fish 

family to Detroit Michigan for a va- 
cation with family and friends. The 
JACK MATTHEWS enjoyed a week 
of fishing and fun at Kure Beach. 
ily spent a week's vacation at the 
Outer Banks and Myrtle Beach, S. C. 
TOM THROWER took his wife to 
I I »rida for a week. The JOHN MC- 
DONALDS spent a long weekend in 
the North Carolina mountains. 

New York City and lots of sight- 
seeing was fun for a week for 
.JOYCK POYTHRESS and her hus- 
family spent a week touring Virginia, 
West Virginia. Pennsylvania, Ohio 
and Maryland in July. Connie has 
just received his private Pilot's li- 
cense and is working on his com- 

mercial license. Artist E L I S E 
SPEIGHTS had a delightful week's 
vacation at Oriental attending the 
Annual Painting Class, and extra- 
curricular activities included sailing 
on beautiful Pamlico Sound. 

Friends are glad to know that 
PETE EDWARDS' wife is recup- 
erating nicely at home after under- 
going surgery at Rex Hospital. Wel- 
come to PAM HOLTHOUSER of the 
Stereo Section. Pam is from Moores- 
ville and recently graduated from 
UNC-G, Greensboro, majoring in 

TRASK, JR. attended a special 
school for patrol leaders at Camp Du- 
rant for one week. They are members 
of Scout Troop 345. FRED ROSEN- 
DAHL of the Engineering Section is 
Scoutmaster and Chester Grey and 
Val Trask are committeemen. 

Mr. and Mrs. LeROY V. JAY of 
122 South Dixie Trail attended the 
recent Law School Commencement 
Exercises at the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill where their 
son-in-law, Dwight H. Wheless, re- 
ceived the degree of Doctor of Juris- 
prudence. Mr. Wheless introduced 
Earl F. Morris, President-Elect of 
the American Bar Association, who 
gave the graduation address. 

Mr. Wheless was president of the 
Student Bar Association and was 
honored in April at the Holiday Inn 
in Durham with one of the American 
Law Student Association's highest 
awards, the Silver Key, for outstand- 
ing service to the Association. Only 
fourteen such awards were given in 
the United States this year. In ad- 
dition, Mr. Wheless has laid the 
foundation for a special observance 
to be held at the Law School in the 
fall, which will be attended by mem- 
bers of the United States Supreme 

Mr. Wheless is married to the for- 
mer Lou Jay of Raleigh and they 
have a three-year-old son. Jay. 

Physical Testing Lab of the Depart- 
ment has had several employees on 
the sick list recently. FRED WAL- 
LER was hospitalized recently at 
Rex; BOBBY BAKER is now back 
on the job after several days in the 
hospital; a bad case of mumps kept 
for a week; and WILEY STEPHEN- 
SON was on crutches for several 

weeks as the result of breaking a 
bone in his left foot. We sincerely 
hope that by now all have recuperat- 
ed and are feeling fine. 

JARVIS DUKE became a proud 
grandfather July 19th, when a fine 
8 lb. 10 oz. boy was born to his son 
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
Stanley Duke of Cary. 

J. E. THOMPSON and Mrs. 
Thompson spent several days visiting 
their son, Robin, and his family in 
St. Albans, Vermont. Expo '67 cli- 
maxed a New England-Canada va- 
cation enjoyed by C. E. MITCHELL 
and his family. W. T. THOMPSON 
and his wife also traveled through 
the New England states and parts 
of Canada to the Expo '67 Fair and 
had a wonderful trip. 

In the recent Soap Box Derby held 
in Raleigh, Frankie Waller, son of 
F. E. and Mrs. WALLER, won a 
trophy for having the best construct- 
ed racer in the Derby; Gary Hicks, 
grandson of DALE EASTER- 
BROOKS, was awarded a trophy for 
having the best brake. Congratula- 
tions to both boys, and best wishes 
for even greater succeess next year. 

Mrs. ALMA CONE has become 
quite a baseball fan since her son, 
Johnny Cone, Jr., is playing Little 
League ball on the Leon Byrum team. 
Last summer, at age nine, he played 
shortstop, made one error, and had 
a fair batting average. This sum- 
mer he has pitched the team to sev- 
eral victories. The following employ- 
ees enjoyed short vacations recently: 
CONE, F. T. WAGNER and M. D. 

RUTH PARKERSON. who had been 
in charge of the stenographic work 
of the Department since it was es- 
tablished in 1945 retired July 1st 
of this year. Ruth's many friends will 
miss her and hope for her a happy 
retirement in New Bern, where she 
is making her home with a sister 
and brother. MARY HINES has as- 
sumed Ruth's duties in the Depart- 

Several new faces have been added 
to the TED staff. KENNETH MI- 
LAM, former trainee, is an assistant 
design engineer in the Design Sec- 
tion. Formerly of Burlington, Ken 
and wife Lynda, have a four-month- 
old daughter Cynthia Lynn. CHAR- 
LES O. WOODALL has also joined 
Design as an engineering technician. 
He attended Campbell College for 


three semesters and was a student at 
W. W. Holding Technical Institute 
for a year. BRENDA PRICE is a 
new stenographer, transferring from 
Right of Way. RONNIE WEBBER, 
a native of Farmville, is an engineer- 
ing technician in the Signing Sec- 
tion. His wife, Brenda, is a graduate 
of East Carolina College and present- 
ly is studying at Rex Hospital to be 
a medical technician. Ronnie will at- 
tend classes at W. W. Holding Tech- 
nical Institute this fall. EARLEEN 
MEDLIN, formerly temporary, re- 
cently filled a vacancy among the 
clerical staff. 

Temporary employees include 
LOS, a native of Greece and civil en- 
gineering student at N. C. State Uni- 
versity, who is working with the Sign- 
ing Section this summer. Summer em- 
ployee R. G. (Pete) HOFFMAN is 
working with the Signal Section and 
plans to enter NCSU this fall. 

A group of ACE workers are 
helping out in Special Studies this 
summer, earning money to continue 
their education. The employees and 
schools they plan to attend this fall 
are: MYRNA DWORSKY, Camp- 
bell College; JUDY POOLE, UNC- 
Bennett College; JOHN SHAW, and 

PETE DEAVER and family spent 
a week at Atlantic Beach the first 
week in August. CHARLIE SES- 
SOMS and family vacationed at At- 
lantic Beach for a few days the last 
of July. EMILY BLOUNT and her 
mother, Mrs. Clayton Brown, spent 
a few days at Wrightsville Beach. 
SARAH WHITE and husband, Lynn, 
attended the annual Scottish Games 
and "gathering of the clans" at 
Grandfather Mountain as part of 
their vacation schedule. 

The JAY OWENS visited relatives 
in Florida over the Fourth of July 
holidays. Some of the fishermen in 
the department have been trying 
their luck in the vicinity of Atlantic 
BUTLER went to Emerald Isle for 
a few days, and a trip to Harker's 
Island was taken by TERRY HAR- 

way friends miss Mrs. HELEN 


What's up Dad? I didn't know you 
were going to take my picture," says 
surprised little Brian Heath Smither- 
man. Five-months old Brian is the 
son of Gerald and Wanda Smither- 
man, and dad works in Roadway De- 

SMITH, Secretary to Chairman 
Hunt, who has been ill for several 
weeks, after an operation in Wake 
Memorial Hospital. At this writing, 
Helen is reported to be recuperating 
nicely at home and plans to return 
to work about the middle of August. 
has been helping out in the Chair- 
man's Office while Helen has been 

Miss LINDA LUNDY and her 
fiance, Bob Hawkins, were injured 
in an automobile accident in July 
when the car they were driving ran 
into a speeding train. Linda's fiance 
was hospitalized for two weeks with 
serious injuries, but Linda was able 
to return to work with minor injur- 
ies. At this writing, Linda and Bob 
still plan to get married on the date 
set — August 27th. 

Relations Officer KEITH HUND- 
LEY took his wife, Shirley, and lit- 
tle daughters, Vickie and Leith, way 
out west to Waco, Texas for a two- 
weeks vacation during August. 

JEWEL and Jim ADCOCK enjoy- 
ed a week's vacation the last of July 
at Bayside Shores, Little Washing- 
ton, and Myrtle Beach, S. C. 

JANIE WILLIAMS and her fam- 
ily had a delightful time at Myrtle 
Beach for several days in July. 


family went on a camping trip the 
week of July 4th. From all reports of 
the congested conditions and mosqui- 
to bites, Frances wants to know if 
anyone is interested in a good Cox 

Proving that the big ones don't al- 
ways get away, Mrs. Mildred Tippett 
proudly displays the 25 lb. dophin 
she caught aboard the King Fisher 
while fishing at Morehead City. Mil- 
dred is in the Key Punch Section of 



What am I saving — it couldn't be 

And I look at the clock as it strikes 

Just three hours til it's time for bed 
But it's only eight o'clock or I've lost 
my head! 

It's still light outside, and you can't 

fool the chickens 
They, too, must hate it like the very 


The clock strikes twelve and I jump 
in bed 

It seems the alarm goes off soon as I 

cover my head 
Time to get up at the crack of dawn 
DST is for the birds I mutter with a 

For their many highway friends 
who might like to write or visit 
them sometime, retired Highway 
Commission Secretary, Miss Ina 
Ferrell, and her sister, Mrs. Ethel 
Ferrell MacNeill, have left their 
residence in Raleigh and are now 
making their home at Hayes Bap- 
tist Home in Winston-Salem. 

Miss Ferrell was the Highway 
Commission's first Commission 
Secretary and was greatly respect- 
ed as a loyal, dedicated member of 
the staff. She served the Commis- 
sion efficiently and diligently for 
many years before her retirement 
several years ago. 

M. G. Carawan 

Condolences go 
to Mr. R. C. 
Oil Supervisor, on 
the loss of his 

Summer employ- 
ees in District 2 
who are helping 
out with the over- 
abundance of work 

Division Correspondent are as follows: 


Get well wishes are extended to 
FRANK DANIELS, Machine Oper- 
ator III, and JOHN A STRICK- 
LAND, Machine Operator I. 

Mrs. J. H. WILLOUGHBY, Steno- 
grapher in Construction Department, 
recently enjoyed attending a Junior 
Woman's Club meeting in Elizabeth 

Numerous employees in District 2 
that were recent visitors at various 
locations are as follows: CLIFFORD 
RAY ASKEW, Clerk II, and wife- 
Nags Head; J. O. SELLARS, Right- 
of-Way Agent, wife, and family — 
Winston -Salem; GLENN CARA- 
WAN, Staff Engineer, wife, and girls 
—Atlantic Beach; R. E. MILLER, 
Landscape Supervisor, and wife — 
Florida and Baltimore; MARK 
LAWRENCE, Construction Depart- 
ment, and LUCY LAWRENCE, 
Stenographer i n Right -of-Way — 
guests of their son and family in 
Fuquay-Varina; NEDRA HOLLO- 
MAN. Stenographer — Nags Head 
and Newport News; NED BIVENS. 
Traffic Engineer, wife, and boys — 
guests of their parents in Kannapolis; 
L. L. RAWLS, Assistant District En- 
gineer, wife, and family — Lake Gas- 

ton; Mrs. JIM WHITE, Stenograph- 
er, Mr. White, and family — guests of 
Mr. White's parents in Statesville; C. 
B. MUMFORD, JR., Maintenance 
Foreman IV, and wife and daughter 
— Brunswick, Georgia and Jekyll Is- 
land; J. B. GARRIS, Laboratory 
Technician II, wife, and family — 
Myrtle Beach, S. C; GENE ALLS- 
BROOK, Road Oil Department, wife, 
and son— Atlantic Beach; EUGENE 
LINDSAY, Sign Supervisor, and wife 
— Outer Banks. 

and family are vacationing in Wies- 
barden, Germany. This is Mrs. Brid- 
gers first return to her home in ten 
years. Mr. Bridgers is with the Con- 
struction Department. 

Following are employees in Dis- 
trict 1 who have returned from their 
vacations at the locations mentioned: 
L. H. BUNCH of Gatesville— Expo 
67; R. C. BUNCH and family— New 
England States; DOT GARD— Ard- 
more, Pa.; L. F. REEDER and fam- 
ily — guests of Mr. Reeder's parents 
in Dade City, Fla.; CARSON SPIV- 
EY and family— Nags Head; ALVIN 
HALL, Elizabeth City Construction 
Office — camped with his family at 
Hanging Rock; DONNIE WOOD and 
wife — traveled in western part of 
North Carolina. 

Sympathy is extended to the fam- 
ily of J. W. PROVO who died July 
12th. Mr. Provo lived in Elizabeth 
City and was employed with the 
Commission for 37 years, during 
which time he served as Section Fore- 
man in Pasquotank. 

Pictured above is Carrie Lynn 
Twine at six weeks of age. She is 
the first child of her proud parents. 
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Twine of Ri>i<t<! 
1, Belvidere. Mr. Twine is .» (ruck 
driver in District One. 

WILLIE E. LOWE, Bridge Tend- 
er on the Camden Bridge, is confin- 
ed to Albemarle Hospital. 

Mrs. P. L. JACKSON, wife of Sup- 
ervisor Jackson, is a patient in the 
Norfolk General Hospital. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ned Bivens and 
children, Timothy Ray, age 5 J /2, and 
Jeffrey Scott, age 2. 

Mr. Bivens is Division Traffic Engi- 
neer and the family reside at Route 1, 
Aulander. Their previous home was 
in Cary prior to coming to Division 
One the first of this year. 

LIPS, from New 
Bern Maintenance, 
a Bridge Tender 
H since 1951. retired 
, as of June 30th. 

Mr. Phillips serv- 
ed the "Neuse" 
and "Trent" brid- 
ges in a fine way 
Division Correspondent for some 16 years. 

Mr. C. W. YOHN, Engineer I in 

Hazel Baker 


Mrs. William Curtis Rogers, the for- 
mer Brenda Sue Denby, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Denby of Choco- 
winity. Sgt. Rogers is in the Air Force 
and is stationed at Langley Air Force 
Base, Virginia where the couple will 
make their home. Mr. Denby is Dis- 
trict Mechanic Foreman at Washing- 

Construction in Mr. J. B. JENET- 
TE'S office, and his family enjoyed a 
two weeks vacation trip to Florida in 
June. They were guests of Mr. 
Yohn's parents in Lakeland and 
toured many Florida attractions while 
on their trip. 

Engr. Aide in Construction, was mar- 
ried to Miss Lynn Watson, also of 
New Bern, on July 22nd at the First 
Baptist Church in New Bern. Con- 
gratulations to Jimmy and Lynn. 
Jimmy is a Senior at ECC in Green- 
ville and also plays on the first-string 
football team of ECC. He and his 
bride will reside in the Methodist 
Student Center in Greenville for the 
next year and assume the duties of 
counselors to students who visit the 
Student Center. 

Mrs. HELEN T. BRILEY assum- 
ed the duties of Stenographer I in 

the office of Mr. C. Y. GRIFFIN, 
District Engineer, in New Bern on 
June 26th. Mrs. Briley replaces Mrs. 
MELVA H. PRIDGEN who did an 
excellent job during the four years 
she served as Steno in District 2. 
Mrs. Pridgen resigned in order to 
become a full time housewife and 
spend more time with her "almost" 
year old son. 

JOHN BANKS (Right of Way De- 
partment) and family are vacationing 
in Oklahoma. 

Best wishes to JANET AN- 
DREWS, secretary in the Appraisal 
Department, who is leaving Aug- 
ust 4th to become a full-time house- 

Road Oil Department is a patient in 
the Wilson Sanatorium. Best wishes 
for a speedy recovery. 

Tech. II left July 21st to go back to 
school at VPI. We wish for he and 
Sarah the best of luck. We will miss 
them greatly. 

Out on Sick Leave: W. M. ED- 
MUNDSON, hope he is feeling bet- 
ter and will be back to work soon. 

Vacation Recently: L. E. DAW- 
SON, vacationed a week with his 

Above is the lovely Virginia A. 
Craft, a June graduate of Rose High 
School in Greenville, who has been 
selected to attend the Academic Cen- 
ter for Latin American Studies June 
19-29th at East Carolina College. Vir- 
ginia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Richard L. Craft of Greenville. Mr. 
Craft is the carpenter for the 2nd Di- 
vision. Congratulations, Virginia. 

sister and family at Gaston, Alabama. 
He reported a wonderful time "Down 

C. I. LUCAS, vacationed in Penn- 

EARL DANIELS reports he en- 
joyed his vacation. 

that he vacationed in Florida. These 
highway people do get around. 

Miss Diane Briley, daughter of Mrs. 
Mae Briley of the Appraisal Section, 
poses just before a prom. Diane is » 
sophomore at Rose High School. 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
Vernon E. Carawan on their marriage 
June 11th in the Salem Methodist 
Church at Simpson. After honeymoon- 
ing in Williamsburg, Va. they are 
making their home near Greenville. 
Vernon is employed in the Traffic 
Services Department for the summer. 
Both Vernon and wife, Glenda, are 
students at Lenoir County Community 
College and will return to school in 


Irene Hewitt 

Vacation time is 
here again and we 
have a few to re- 
port. MARIE 
FERRELL, secre- 
j y „ tary at the Dist. 1 

'& office at Burgaw, 
and family went 
camping recently 
in the mountains, 
making their head- 
Division Correspondent q Uar terS at Holly 
Cove Camp Ground near Sylva. Af- 
ter visiting Fontana Dam and other 
scenic spots, the highlight of their 
trip was mining for rubies and sap- 
phires. Since this was their firit ex- 
perience in mining, they were quite 
exciting about their valuable "finds". 

RUBY CAMPBELL, secretary in 
the Right-of-Way, recently went 
camping with her family to Myrtle 
Beach, S. C. BOBBY POWELL, Dis- 
trict 1 Engineer of Burgaw, recently 
took his wife and boys camping to 
Asheville and nearby places. PAUL 
J. DuPRE, our Div. Engr., has just 
returned from a vacation. He and his 
family visited his wife's relatives in 

Yours truly and family vacationed 
with a trip to the mountains of North 
Carolina and Virginia, the Shenan- 
doah Valley, Natural Bridge and 
Williamsburg, Virginia. 

ROSE DUNCAN, secretary in Div. 
Office, has just got moved in her love- 
ly new home. We know she's going to 
enjoy it very much. 

Continuing on the vacation list is 
Clerk II, in the Equipment Dept. He 
reports a nice vacation to the moun- 
tains, visiting Asheville, Maggie Val- 
ley, Cherokee Reservation and taking 
the Blue Ridge Parkway from Ashe- 
ville to Blowing Rock. While at Mag- 
gie Valley, he visited Ghost Town 
and at Cherokee, he saw the pageant, 
"Unto These Hills". 

We are glad to have JAMES O. 
MURPHY back in our division again. 
He is a trainee and was with us 
sometime back in the Construction 
Dept. and is now with us serving in 
Dist. 1. Maintenance. This is his 
last trainee assignment before being 
assigned to something permanent. 

Congratulations to ALBERT 
GRIMMER, of Dist. 1 Maint. Office, 
and wife on birth of their first 
child, David Clark Grimmer on July 
7th. Also congrats to CHINNIS S. 
McCOY of Construction on birth of 
his second child, a boy. 

Congratulations to FLOYD J. 
BASS, our Asst. Div. Engr., who has 
gained a son-in-law. Daughter Mary 
Frances was married in a lovely wed- 
ding on July 1st in Elizabethtown. 

We had quite a few employees to 
retire on July 1st. They are as list- 
ed: WALDO E. HEWETT, Bridge 
Tender, Dist. 1; M. M. KING, M. F. 
IV, Dist. 1. Mr. King is sick and we 
hope he'll be feeling better soon. 
der, Dist 1; HAROLD J. BUTTER- 
FIELD, M. Y. F., Dist. 1; ARTHUR 
L. ROCHELLE, M. O. I, Dist 1; G. 
A. SUTTON, M. F. II, Dist. 1; A. 
W. IVEY, M. O. Ill, Dist. 2. Mr. 
Ivey is also sick and we hope he'll 
soon feel better; H. L. ROBINSON, 
Cook I, Road Oil; CHARLES W. 
FINDEISEN, G. U. M., Traffic Serv- 

On the sick list is ARTHUR G. 
CADDELL, Bridge Tender in Dist. 
1; also EDWARD E. SHEPARD, M. 
O. I of Landscape Dept. We wish 
them a speedy recovery. We welcome 
back from the sick list RODNEY L. 
CLAYTON, M. O. I of Road Oil 
and FRED J. MINTZ of Dist. 1. 

Dist. 2 returned back to work recent- 
ly after a tour of active duty with the 
N. C. National Guard. 

We wish to extend our sympathy 
to the families of WOODROW R. 
STAFF of Dist. 1. Mr. Smith died 
on June 14th and Mr. Wagstaff on 
June 4th. It was also a great loss to 

We sure miss W. E. KENNEDY 
of Dist. 2 and RAYMOND F. JOHN- 
of Road Oil who have resigned for 
other employment. 

Brenda and Linda Tew, together 
with father, Elliott Tew, who is Main- 
tenance Yard Foreman in Division 
Three, District Two. 

Brenda, left, is a Junior at Camp- 
bell College and has better than a 
'B' average. She is majoring in Ele- 
mentary Education. 

Linda, right, attended Southwood 
Junior College, Salemburg, last year. 
She will enter Wilson Memorial Hos- 
pital in August to begin nursing train- 
ing. Linda was on the honor roll at 
Southwood College. 

Things have 
really been buzz 
ing in Division 
Four this past 

Our very best 
to Mr. E. P. 
KOONCE. retiring 
Division Engineer. 
May you and Mrs. 
Koonce have a 

Marearet Barefoot long and happy 
Division Correspondent |jj 0 g y ^he w gy 

they have sold their home in Wilson 
and are moving to Jacksonville. We 
will all miss you. 

Congratulations on promotions to: 
R. W. DAWSON, Division Engineer: 
D. T. OVERMAN. Assistant Division 
Engineer; J. I. LYNCH, JR., Area 
Maintenance Engineer; W. H. PRID- 


Top to Bottom: Koonce, Dawson 
and Overman. 

GEN, JR., District Engineer at 
Goldsboro and K. R. HILL, Traffic 
Services Supervisor. 

Also congratulations to SHIRLEY 
HAYES (Road Oil Clerk) on her 
promotion to Stenographer in Divi- 
sion Office and to Miss ROSE FEL- 
TON, Clerk in Road Oil Department. 

SHIRLEY HAYES has just re- 
turned from a glorious week in the 
sun at Atlantic Beach. She has a 
beautiful tan to show for it. 

Celebrating birthdays in July were: 


Get well wishes to EDWARD 
SWEAT, who is recuperating at his 
home in Weldon following hospital- 
ization in Roanoke Rapids. 

proud possessor of a camper unit 
which he and his son, John Richard, 
designed, constructed, and fitted to 
his new pickup truck body. The Har- 
low family has already enjoyed using 
it for several overnight trips to the 

Sincere sympathy is extended to 
the family of CLYDE WALDEN 
LITTLE who died recently. Mr. Lit- 
tle was a former Machine Operator 
in Halifax County until his retire- 
ment in 1962. His brother, William, 
is a Truck Driver for Halifax County 
Maintenance and another brother, 
Lloyd, was a Truck Driver here until 
his retirement in 1964. 

Vacations: Mr. J. W. EVANS, M. 
F. IV, Wayne County, recently 
spent a week visiting his son in the 
N. C. Mountains and upon his re- 
turn to Eastern Carolina spent some 
time fishing at Southport. We hear 
he had real good luck bringing in the 

Sick: Best wishes for quick recov- 
ery to DANIEL TAYLOR, who is in 
Wayne Memorial Hospital. 

Sympathy is extended to Mr. 
the recent loss of a brotheer, James 
M. Wiggins. 

The Construction Department in 
District Three wishes to welcome Mr. 
who recently transferred to their De- 
partment from the Training program. 

Mr. C. R. CHERRY retired on 
July 1st after 42 years service with 
State Highway Commission. Mr. 
Cherry began service with the State 
October 12, 1925. Congratulations to 
Cliff Cherry for his many years of 
faithful service. 

M. W. MOORE, Resident Engineer 
at Nashville has three young men 
taking that big step into the married 
world within a three week span — 
July 28th— Mr. VAN CHAMBLEE, 
Engineering Technician I; August 
6th— Mr. DONALD FLY, Engineer- 
ing Aide and August 11th — Mr. H. 
N. COBB, Engineering Technician I. 
All three couples will make their 
homes in Rocky Mount. 

The stork visited two of our em- 
ployees lately. Resident Engineer R. 
F. COLEMAN became a father for 

the fourth time, a baby girl, on May 
13th. Engineering Aide H. H. SKIN- 
NER became a father for the first 
time, a baby boy. 

New Employees: RALPH N. HOL- 
LOMAN, M. O. I, and L. E. STAN- 
LEY, M. O. I, welcomed by the 
Johnston County Maintenance forces. 

D. M. ARNETTE and D. D. 
BEST, Truck Drivers, welcomed by 
Wayne County Maintenance forces. 

Retirement: Best wishes are ex- 
tended to PAUL MITCHELL, M. F. 
IV, Wayne County, retired August 
1st due to disability. 


Sp. 4 Ronald Rhea, 20-year-old son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Mack White Rhea 
(Halifax County Maintenance Fore- 
man) of Rt. 2, Roanoke Rapids, has 
been awarded the Bronze Star medal 
for heroism while serving in Viet Nam. 
Ronald arrived there in November of 
1966 and has already received two 
Purple Hearts while overseas. The ci- 
tation, presented while Sp. 4 Rhea 
was Private First Ctass, states that 
Rhea distinguished himself by heroic 
actions, fearlessly exposing himself to 
enemy fire as he laid down a heavy 
volume of suppressive fire for his 
squadron and remained exposed to 
enemy fire until every member of his 
squad was aboard an armored person- 
nel carrier. Due to his personal cour- 
age and devotion to duty, all of his 
comrades were able to board the ve- 
hicle without sustaining any casualties. 
His actions are in keeping with the 
highest traditions of military service 
and reflect great credit upon himself, 
the 25th Infantry Division, and <he 
United States Army. 



Peggy Bright 
Division Correspondent 

ETTEE and Wife 
vacationed in 
West Virginia re- 

CLAY and Wife 
vacationed in Ohio 

Other employees 
on vacation recent- 
ly included 

EARNEST C. ADCOCK purchased 
a new automobile recently. 

WILLIAM GRADY was sick and 
hospitalized recently. He has im- 
proved and has returned to work. 

Good luck to H. B. (Buster) ROY- 
STER who retired on disability re- 
cently after serving approximately 
31 years with the Maintenance De- 

Employees receiving Service 
Awards recently included: ROY 
BLACKWELL— 30 years; E. B. DA- 
20 years; G. J. BROGDEN— 15 years; 
C. P. WILSON— 10 years; B. F. 
WOODY— 5 years; GILES CRUT- 
CHER was awarded a plaque for 40 
years service with the Commission. 
Crutcher, Mayor of Stovall, got his 
first job in his late teens. 

SAM AVERETTE was on the sick 
list and was hospitalized recently. 

WILSON were also on the sick list 
for a few days recently. 

were on vacation recently. 

GEORGE BAILEY'S new hobby is 
bicycle riding. He rides bicycles when 
he is in the proper mood. 

VENCEN MORTON'S new hobby 
is marble shooting. 

WILLIAM REAMS is being ad- 
vised and assisted by GEORGE 
BAILEY in the development of 
William's cattle ranch. 

Watts Street Baptist Church was 
the setting Saturday, June 17th for 
the wedding of Miss Linda Caroline 
Brame and Dr. James Davenport 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. James Ballard Brame. Mr. 
Brame is Commissioner for Division 5. 
The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and 
Mrs. Deane Hundley, Jr. of Wallace. 

Best wishes to 
Landscape Super- 
visor and Mrs. R. 
who were married 
July 21st at Con- 
cord Baptist 
Church near Sted- 
man. Mr. and 
Mrs. Blackburn 

_ _ _. will make their 

W. S. Kin* 

Division Correspondent home at 3206 Na- 

to Road, Fayette- 

with her husband, Getty; daughters, 
Kay and Ann; and niece, Julie Mc- 
Donald of Jacksonville, spent a week- 
long vacation camping in the moun- 
tains of North Carolina and on into 


Kentucky. "Lib" is Steno III in the 
Division Office. 

BILLY DEES, Division Traffic- 
Engineer, attended the U. S. Open 
Golf Tournament in New York, 
while on his vacation. 

SWAIM KING, Office Manager, 
along with his brother Glen, of the 
Location Department, spent a recent 
Saturday deep-sea fishing at Little 
River, S. C. 

Get well wishes are extended to 
CLARENCE SMITH who is still out 
sick, also to Mrs. JEEMAH BUDD 
who is recovering at home after an 
extended illness. 

Our sympathy is extended to ORIS 
AUTRY and J. C. AUTRY, employ- 
ees in the Road Oil Dept., in the 
death of their father in June, also 
death of his brother in July. 

The Road Oil Chapter of the N.C. 
S.H.&P.E.A. held its annual meeting 
to elect new officers on June 23rd. 
Elected as officers were S. P. RI- 
LEY, Chairman; W. L. WHITE, 
Vice Chairman and LEROY FAIR 
CLOTH, Secretary-Treasurer. 

The Unit Chapter held its annual 
meeting, at the Downtowner Motel 
on July 19th, and the following new 
officer were elected — W. L. WHITE, 
Chairman; L. R. CAIN, Vice Chair- 
man and STEAVE AMMONS, Sec- 

Nice to see N. B. SINGLETARY. 
back on the job after recovering 
from injuries received on the job. 
They are employed in the Road Oil 

We wish a long and happy retire- 
ment to James L. Nance, above, Main- 
tenance Foreman II, who retired on 
June 30th. Mr. Nance is from Bladen 

E. H. McClure, Maintenance Fore- 
man II caught the above catch at 
Lake Moultrie at Cross, South Caro- 
lina. The bass averaged 6 lbs., and 
were caught from Chestnut's Fishing 

Mr. J. R. ADAMS and family had 
a very good fishing trip to the Outer 
Banks. Mr. Adams is Maint. Fore- 
man I in Harnett County. 

Mr. C. L. HOUGH and wife made 
a trip to Maryland to visit their son. 
Mr. Hough is a Machine Operator 
III in Harnett County. 

Mr. R. W. DARROCH and family 
spent the week of July 4th at their 
cottage at Carolina Beach. Mr. Dar- 
roch is a Truck Driver in Harnett 

Mr. G. L. JOHNSON and family 
had a very nice trip to the moun- 
tains of North Carolina and Virginia. 
Mr. Johnson is Maint. Yard Foreman 
in Harnett County 

We wish Mr. W. M. BETHUNE 
speedy recovery, and wish to see 
him back with us soon. Mr. Bethune 
is a Machine Operator III in Har- 
nett County. 

We all wish to express our deep- 
est sympathy to Mrs. F. T. Gilbert 
in the loss of her mother. Mrs. Gil 
bert is the wife of F. T. GILBERT, 
Machine Operator in Harnett Coun- 

Maintenance Foreman IV and Mrs. 
H. K. AUTRY recently spent their 
vacation in Texas. 

Best wishes to HORACE BRITT, 
KINLAW who were transferred 
from the Road Oil Dept. to the 
Maint. Dept., also to D. E. BROWN, 
who was transferred from Road Oil 
to Construction. 

We were glad to have Mr. D. W. 
WEAVER back at work after a 
short stay in Rex Hospital. Mr. 
Weaver is Maint. Foreman III in 
Harnett County. 

Mr. S. D. TYNDALL, General 
Utility Man in Harnett County, had 
a very nice vacation with all of his 
children and grandchildren home 
with he and his wife. 

Mr. R. L. SENTER and wife spent 
an enjoyable weekend at Myrtle 
Beach. Mr. Senter is Machine Oper- 
ator II in Harnett County. 


5I0N I 

Carolyn Graves 
Division Correspondent 1 

Employees o £ 
Caswell County 
are proud of their 
new Maintenance 
Quarters which 
was formally dedi- 
cated on Friday. 
June 23, 1967. 

Sympathy ex- 
tended to GEO. 
W. FAULK in the 
t death of his moth- 
er, Mrs. Nettie B. 
Faulk in Sanford on June 16th, and 
to C. D. KIMES in the death of his 
father on July 5th. 

Here's hoping Mr. J. E. MOORE 
will enjoy his retirement. He retired 
on July 1st, after 36 years of service 
with the State. 

Mr. R. V. GRAHAM also retired 
on July 1st, after 38 years of service 
with the State. 

Welcome to R. G. COMPTON, who 
joined us on July 3rd, as Highway 
Inspector and who is living at 2003 
Fernwood Drive. 

Employees enjoying vacations re- 
cently were — the R. D. GREENS, 

Introducing Julie Anne McPherson, 
one-year-old granddaughter of James 
G. Wood, Alamance County Mainte- 
nance Foreman. Her parents are Mr. 
and Mrs. Clyde McPherson. 


J. B. SNYDER and D. M. HAW- 
KINS are back at work after extend- 
ed illnesses. 

Miss Sarah Allen, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. R. J. Allen, arrived June 
28th, in Seoul, Korea, for a two years 
period in the Peace Corp. Sarah grad- 
uated from Southeast Guilford High 
School in 1963, and from UNC-G in 
June, 1967. She received her Peace 
Corp training at Peabody College in 
Nashville, Tenn., the summer of 1966. 
She will teach in a Korean High 


to the BOB 
BRITTS on the 
birth of a baby 
boy on June 16th. 
Mr. Britt is a 
member of the 
Wagram Construc- 
tion Party. 

We regret that 

Virginia Williamson [if p x 

Division Correspondent MOOre O O U n t V 

Maintenance De- 
partment, is confined to bed at the 
McCain Sanatorium. We hope that 
his stay in bed will soon be over and 
Mr. Garner will be able to return to 
his work. 

Among those vacationing have 
been: ROBERT SMITH, Assistant 
District Engineer, and family, to 
White Lake; the HENRY JORDANS 
to Wrightsville Beach; C. F. WIL- 
LIAMS, Maintenance Foreman II, 
Randolph County, and wife sightsee- 
ing in the mountains; ED WILLET- 
TE, Machine Operator I, Randolph 
County, trying his luck at fishing; 
BILL ALLRED with the Sign De- 
partment, Asheboro, and family va- 
cationing at Surf City Beach fishing, 
eating, and relaxing; FRED BALL, 
Sign Shop Foreman, Asheboro, and 
family sightseeing in the mountains; 
tary in the Division Office, vacation- 
ing with her family at Windy Hill 
Beach; GENTRY MORGAN, va- 
cationing in New Orleans; Mr. and 
Mrs. ED DARDEN vacationing at 
the beach. 

Welcome to W. R. CRAVEN, JR., 
who recently reported for work as 
Clerk II in the Asheboro District Of- 

All of us in the Division Office are 
missing JOE ADAMS who for many 
years has been in the Road Oil Of- 
fice here at the Division Office. Joe 
has assumed the duties of Road Oil 
Foreman, and we wish to congrat- 
ulate him on this new position. Also, 

Mrs. Joseph Donley Joyner was 
Miss Phyllis Anne Brown before her 
marriage on Sunday, July 16, 1967. 
The double-ring ceremony occurred in 
the First Baptist Church in Hender- 

She graduated from the University 
of North Carolina at Greensboro with 
a B.S. degree. For the last two years 
she has been teaching health, physical 
education and biology at North Moore 
High School in Robbins. She will be 
teaching the same subjects there this 

Mr. Joyner is Right of Way Agent 
with the Highway Commission in 
Aberdeen. The couple will be making 
their home in Aberdeen. 

Following the wedding, Mr. and 
Mrs. Joyner left for a wedding trip to 
the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. 

into the office as Road Oil Clerk in 
the position formerly held by Mr. 

It was very good to talk recently 
with BOB SOUTHALL, Resident 
Engineer in Wagram, by telephone, 
when Mr. Southall called to thank 
me for sending him a copy of Career, 
which he was enjoying. Mr. Southall 
has been having some trouble with 
his leg for the past few months and 
is now at his home, Prince Street, 
Laurinburg, trying to give this leg 
some special attention. All of us 
hope that Mr. Southall is going to 

enjoy that new riding lawn mower 
(which he admits is one of the lux- 
uries he has given himself) while he 
takes care of his leg. Mr. Southall 
has been with the State Highway 
Commission for 31 years, and is one 
of our most valuable employees — 
and one who is loved by all. While 
Mr. Southall is recuperating. BUD- 
DY NELSON is helping look after 
the construction work of the Wag- 
ram Party. 

Employees of Division Eight, as 
well as other State Highway Employ- 
ees, wish JIMMY STEWART 
(James L. Stewart) many happy 
years of retirement. Mr. Stewart re- 
tired July 1st from his position as 
Maintenance Supervisor in Lee Coun- 
ty, after having been with the State 
Highway Commission since March 
15, 1922. Mr. Stewart was honored on 
June 30th with a surprise retirement 
dinner held at Campbell's at San- 
ford. About 90 fellow employees were 
present. Following a most delicious 
buffet dinner, Mr. T. C. JOHN- 
STON, Master of Ceremonies, called 
on some of the old-time employees 
(that is in years of service) for some 
reminiscing about the good-ole days 
with the Commission. Many interest- 
ing and humorous facts were brought 
out about life with the Commission 
through the years. Mr. Stewart was 
presented a fishing rod and reel, a 
beautiful service placque, and an 
electric shoe shine kit by his fellow 
employees. On his last day of active 
duty with the Commission. Mr. Ste- 
wart came by the Division Office 
with a large box of chocolate candy 
inviting everyone to have candy. I 
hope he remembers he promised to 
do this each year. Best of luck, 
health, and happiness. Mr. Jimmy. 

Mr. R. S. WEBSTER, Machine 
Operator 3. Chatham County, retired 
July 1st, after having been with the 
State Highway Commission since 
1946. Mr. Webster has been a faith- 
ful and hard-working employee and 
has rendered much valuable service 
to the work of the Commission. We 
will miss you Mr. Webster and wish 
you the best of luck, health, and 

Congratulations are in order for 
Z. V. (Bill) TOLA on his promotion 
to Maintenance Supervisor for Hoke 
and Lee Counties. Mr. Tolar has 
been associated with the Commission 
for many years and his wide exper- 
ience and capable manner will be ap- 
preciated by all in this new work. 


Also, our congratulations to N. W. 
(Nip) SINGLETARY upon his pro- 
motion to Road Oil Foreman, filling 
the position formerly held by Mr. 
Tolar. We wish both of these employ- 
ees the best of luck in their new posi- 

Mrs. William Thomas Hancock of 
Asheboro, the former Miss Shirley 
Haywood, is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Benson Haywood of Norman. 
The couple were married in the Arm- 
field Heights Baptist Church in A*he- 
boro on June 25. 

Mr. Haywood, father of the bride, 
is Gang Foreman in Richmond Coun- 


COOKE, Road 
Maintenance Sup- 
ervisor in Rowan 
County, and his 
family recently 
enjoyed a weeks 
vacation at Ocean 
Drive Beach, S. C. 

We wish to ex- 
tend a long, heal- 

DiviFion 0 Co y rr P espo P ndentthy and happy re- 
tirement to Mr. E. 
L. EVERHART who retired on July 
31st. Mr. Everhart was a Machine 
Operator in Davidson County. 

CUTT, Stenographer in the Salis- 
bury District Office, and her family 
recently spent two weeks visiting her 
parents at Long Beach, N. C. 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
came proud parents of a 7 lbs. 7 oz. 
daughter born on July 3rd. Mr. Mabe 
works in Stokes County and is em- 
ployed in the Traffic Services De- 

Sympathy is extended to the fam- 
SON. His sudden death came as a 
shock to all in Winston-Salem, Road 
Oil Department. Mr. Johnson was 
employed with the Commission only 
a short time. 

Get Well Wishes are expressed to 
Mrs. Joseph Gregory, who was hos- 
pitalized for surgery. Mrs. Gregory 
is the wife of J. W. GREGORY, M. 
O. Ill, Road Oil Department, For- 
syth County. A speedy recovery to 
both her and Mrs. R. Hart, a pa- 
tient at Ashe Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Hart is the wife of RICHARD 
HART, M. O. I, Road Oil, Rowan 

Mr. and Mrs. WALTER B. 
PUGH, Leonard and Paul will be 
journeying to Wrightsville Beach for 
a few days relaxation and a refresh- 
ing pause in mid-summer. 

We learned that JULIE INABI- 
NET "rubbed shoulders" with T.V. 
Star, "Illya" who appears on "Man 
From Uncle" while both were dining 
at the "Brasserie" in New York. 
During her brief visit there, she at- 
tended the revival of the play "South 
Pacific" at the Lincoln Center Thea- 
tre. Her report — Superb! 

Mr. V. C. FREEMAN'S retire- 
ment has resulted in the following 
changes: Mr. R. A. WILLIAMS re- 
placed Mr. Freeman, Mr. I. W. 
MORRIS replaced Mr. Williams and 
Mr. REX ANDERS replaced Mr. 

Mr. H. C. BOWMAN, Welder in 
the Division Shop, enjoyed a visit 
from his daughter, her husband and 
children who reside in Oklahoma 
City, Oklahoma. 

The son and family of Mr. G. H. 
LEWIS, Mech. II, District Shop, 
have returned to Missouri after hav- 
ing spent their vacation with parents 
in North Carolina. 

Mr. G. D. WALLER, Mech. II, 
spent a week on the coast fishing, 
but to date no fish fry has been 

Congratulations: It seems Mrs. 
our Right of Way news this month 
and many rewards have come to this 
deserving girl for her achievements. 
She was awarded a lovely pin for 10 
years of Secretarial Service to the 
N. C. State Highway Commission. 

Again, the W. R. CARPENTERS 
have become proud grandparents. 
Their daughter Judy Wiles and son- 
in-law Jerry Wiles announced the 
arrival of a five-pound five-ounce 
baby girl on July 17th. Little Allen 
Wiles, 3-year-old grandson also wel- 
comes his little sister, Pamela Denise. 

Mr. V. C. Freeman, who retired ef- 
fective July 1st, is shown holding a 
plaque which was presented him by 
fellow employees from Division 9 
Equipment Department. Mr. Freeman 
began work July 5, 1924. 

signed from the Right of Way De- 
partment to pursue a career in For- 
estry, which was his Major at N. 
C. State. Best of Good Luck, Bill. 

Mr. and Mrs. EARL SMITH from 
Eastern North Carolina are both as- 
sets to this area. Earl is an Agent 
in Right of Way and Dianne, who 
teaches in the public schools here, is 
continuing her teaching this Sum- 
mer with the Elementary Secondary 
Education Act for pre-school chil- 
dren. This program is designed to 
prepare children for the FIRST 


Edith Carpenter, and husband, Wil- 
liam R., have recently been elected as 
Governor and Senior Regent of the 
Loyal Order of Moose in Winston-Sa- 
lem. In this capacity they attended the 
National Meeting in Jacksonville, 
Florida and enjoyed a lovely business 
meeting and vacation for one week. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. SHAW trans- 
ported their guest, his 9-year-old 
niece Lenise Shaw of up-state New 
York to Bluefield, W. Va. where she 
will visit her grandparents. Lenise 
had been a patient in Duke Hospital 
with a broken arm. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. BROOME. 
Ill, and son Robbie, IV, spent a 
week's vacation at Cherry Grove 
Beach, S. C. It ended all too soon 

Right of Way Agents A. OWEN 
SMITH assisted the Shelby Division 
on temporary duty for one week. 

Sympathy: Our deepest sympathy 
is extended to JAMES H. MAYS 
and family in the loss of his father- 
in-law, Sam William Martin of San- 
dy Ridge, who passed away on July 
9th at Annie Penn Memorial Hospi- 
tal, Reidsville. Mr. Mays is employ- 
ed as a Maintenance Yard Foreman 
with the Stokes County Maintenance 
Department, Walnut Cove. 

TUCKER A. HESTER and family 
in the loss of his rmther, Mrs. Nancy 
Pegram Hester, Route 1 . Belews 
Creek, who passed away May 29th 
at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Win- 
ston-Salem. Mr. Hester is employed 
as a Machine Operator III with For- 
syth County Maintenance Depart- 
ment, Winston-Salem. 

Mrs. Ruby Lock Young, 67. of Ru- 

ral Hall, passed away on June 5th 
at John Umstead Hospital, Butner. 
Mrs. Young was the mother of WIL- 
BURN LEE YOUNG, employed by 
Forsyth County Maintenance Depart- 
ment, Winston-Salem, as a Heavy 
Truck Driver and wife of LEE BRY- 
ANT YOUNG, a former Mainte- 
nance Foreman II with the Forsyth 
County Maintenance Department, 
Winston-Salem, who retired on Oc- 
tober 31st. 

Retired Employees: A long and 
happy retirement to JOHN HENRY 
WRIGHT, Truck Driver with the Da- 
vie County Maintenance Department, 
Mocksville, who retired on July 1st. 

nance Foreman II with the Davie 
County Maintenance Department. 
Mocksville, who has been out of 
work since July of last year due to 
extended illness, is retiring on dis- 
ability retirement August 1st. 

Congratulations: Miss Phyllis 
Anne Moorefield became the bride 
of Paul O. Young, Jr., Saturday, 
June 17th, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist 
Church of Walnut Cove. The Rev. J. 
M. Johnson officiated. 

Mrs. Young, the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. C. E. Moorefield of Walnut 
Cove, is a graduate of South Stokes 
High School and has just completed 
the one-year commercial course at 
the University of North Carolina, 

Mr. Young, Jr., the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. PAUL O. YOUNG, SR.. 
Route 1, Walnut Cove, is a graduate 
of Walnut Cove High School, has 
completed the machinist course at 
Forsyth Technical Institute and join- 
ed the U. S. Coast Guard in August, 
1966. He is presently attending the 
Coast Guard Aviation School at Eli- 
zabeth City, where they are presently 
making their home. 

Mr. Young, Sr., is employed with 
the Stokes County Maintenance De- 
partment, Walnut Cove, as a Main- 
tenance Foreman II. 

Mr. and Mrs. WILBURN LEE 
YOUNG proudly announce the birth 
of a son, Darin Lee. June 23rd. Mr. 
Young is employed as a Heavy Truck 
Driver with the Forsyth County 
Maintenance Department, Winston- 

Returned to Work: RUSSELL 
SWAIN returned to work on July 
10th as a Machine Operator I with 
the Forsyth County Maintenance De- 
partment, Winston-Salem. Mr. Swain 
has been out of work since April 5th 
clue to extended illness. 

Truck Driver for the Forsyth County 
Maintenance Department, Winston- 
Salem, is recuperating at his home 
after being hospitalized for several 
months due to an on-the-job accident, 
February 6th. We hope that he will 
continue to improve. 

This picture shows progress being made on the new Equipment Shop be- 
ing constructed on the Maintenance Yard at Salisbury. This new Shop is to 
replace the one which was completely destroyed by fire in December, 1966, 

Visiting: Robert Lee Chew, IV, 
made his first visit to North Carolina 
in July along with his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Lee Chew, III, of 
Merritt Island, Fla. Little Robert, 
IV, born May 15th, visited his grand- 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT 
LEE CHEW, JR., of 923 S. Haw- 
thorne Road, Winston-Salem. "Grand- 
daddy" Chew is District Engineer at 

Vacations: ALICE GREESE, 
stenographer, and husband Bob 
spent their vacation in the Cape Cod 
Area and at "Expo 67" at Montreal. 

JIM MOORE, Area Appraiser, 
spent his vacation in Lexington, Ken- 
tucky and Bristol, Virginia. 

TOM WHITLOCK and wife Pat 
and children Sandy and Cindy spent 
their vacation relaxing in the sun 
at the beach. 

BILL TOMLINSON and wife Sue, 
who are newlyweds since June 18th, 
spent their honey moon- vacation at 
Williamsburg and Washington, D. C. 
Our congratulations are extended to 
Bill and Sue. 

DON COX and family vacationed 
at the beach for a week. 

LINDA WILLIAMS, Stenograph- 
er, vacationed a few days at Boone 
where she treated her litt'e niece, 
June Russell, to a visit to Tweetsie 

CAROL DOTY, Stenographer, and 
family spent a few days at Sanford. 

JIM BRADFORD and family 
spent a week at the beach relaxing 
in the sun. 

Appraisal School: BOBBY 
HEATH, Appraiser, spent two weeks 
(July 10 21) attending Rider College 
in Trenton, New Jersey where he 
took AIREA Course I. 


Other News of Interest: Mr. JIM 
MOORE, Area Appraiser, is a very 
proud father these days and he has 
every reason to be. His son, Jimmy, 
won the Soap Box Derby in Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky. Jimmy spent 850 
hours designing, building and painting 
his soap box racer and his work cer- 
tainly paid off. He covered 1,100 ft. in 
29.7 seconds to bring the Lexington 
All-American Soap Box Derby title 
back to Lexington. Last year Frank- 
lin, Kentucky took the title home. 
Jimmy won a $500.00 savings bond 
and a trip to Akron, Ohio to compete 
in the national finals on August 19th. 
and the winner there will receive a 
$7500.00 scholarship. BEST OF 

Our congratulations go to Mrs. 
JAYNE JONES, Stenographer in 
the Appraisal Section, who was nam- 
ed "Secretary of the Day" on July 
18th. The "Secretary of the Day 
Award" is sponsored by local radio 
station WSJS. The winner receives a 
framed gold seal certificate and a 
beautiful flower arrangement for her 
desk. Keep up the good work, Jayne!! 

Dust Thou Art 

Division 9— R/W 

My very first experience as a new 
Secretary with the Right of Way 
Department was how to correctly 
spell "privy" and a briefing on how 
to "resurrect" the dead! 

Speaking of the dead . . . they have 
been "resurrected" and reinterred by 
our expert C. P. SHAW. Able In- 
spectors were A. OWEN BESSEL- 
J. L. GOINES. I would be remiss 
not to mention that LOUIS S. AL- 
LEN, JR. did a lot of "digging" in 
the early stages of this project which 
is part and parcel of clearing the 
right of way here in the City of Win- 
ston-Salem for the North-South Ex- 
pressway (U.S. 52). 

It all really began long, long ago 
in about the year 1837 when Mather 
Susan Johnson was born. Her heri- 
tage was to be born a slave; live and 
die a slave. She expired in 1919 and 
was buried in the old Bellview Ceme- 
tery. However, she was not the first 
person known to be buried there but 
according to records, she lived 72 
years and was the oldest person to be 
buried there. The first burial was 
Mary M. Reynolds who was born in 


1853 but expired in 1894 at the age 
of 41. 1869 is the only date on the 
marker of General C. Pickard and it 
is not known if this is the date of 
birth or burial. It is known that a 
number of persons interred were 
members of the ZION TABERNA- 

Preliminary work was extensive 
and tedious, as much so as anyone 
part of the other stages of this pro- 
ject. One of the first prerequisites for 
moving a cemetery is identifying 
the names on the grave markers and 
notifying the nearest of kin by pub- 
lic advertisement, in order to secure 
their permission and insure their 
peace of mind and contentment in 
moving these persons. The SHC pro- 
vides a new location or the living 
relatives may designate where they 
wish the remains reinterred. It was 
most difficult and in some instances 
impossible to determine names, dates, 
etc. on the old stone grave markers 
as "time and tide" had defaced them. 
Some merely had a rock at the head 
or foot without any designation and 
some could have had a marker of 
wood as parts of same were found al- 
most completely deteriorated. There 
was no evidence of care or mainte 
nance of the cemetery for ages. How- 
ever, from the responses of our ads, 
we feel all known living relatives 
were reached. Permission was grant- 
ed to reinter all remains from both 
the Happy Hills and Belleview Ceme- 
teries to the three locations provided 
by the SHC — Evergreen. Watkins 
and Piedmont Memorial Gardens. 
Every person formerly buried was 
reinterred whether known by marker 
or unknown because of no marker or 
identification at all. The new loca- 
tions have insured the SHC of per- 
petual care. The contractor furnished 
new grave markers, engraving those 
with information found on the origi- 
nal ones and a service was held for 
those reinterred, where requested. 

The headaches of the living really 
began with the onus of complying 
with rules and regulations. FIRST 
off, do what Federal - Aid Contracts 
specify. SECONDLY, do as Raleigh 
specifies. THIRD, do as the N. C. 
State Board of Health and Forsyth 
County Health Department specifies. 
FOURTH, comply with the City of 
Winston-Salem Code, Chapter 6 
(Cemeteries); AND FIFTH, a four- 
page N. C. SHC Proposal and Con- 

tract written and re-written and fi- 
nally approved. However, these laws 
and technicalities are necessary pri- 
marily to protect peace of mind of 
any living relatives. C. P. SHAW 
initiated this project as early as 
1965 and the cost so far is estimated 
at $40,789.00. Progress being assured, 
one may drive down this proposed 
highway in the future and perhaps 
see a marker reminiscent of an era 
pre-Civil War! 

I must say, the next step really 
"spooked" my sensitive nature — Ad- 
vertising for professional grave dig- 
gers which come under the title of 
Funeral Director, Licensed Embalm- 
er, Mortician-Contractor, etc. Also 
lots (spaces) had to be acquired from 
cemeteries who would accept the re- 
mains of colored persons for reinter- 
ment. Through channels (Attorneys) 
it was determined the persons own- 
ing cemeteries where reinterment was 
to take place, had title to the land. 
We feel the price for exhumation and 
reinterment was reasonable, consider- 
ing today's high cost of burying the 

The entire process of exhumation 
and reinterment was private. There 
were no sightseers or photographers, 
with the exception of one newsman 
from WSJS. A State Inspector super- 
vised and accompanied each body to 
the new destination. Two local City 
Policemen made regular appearances. 
A majority of the work of exhuma- 
tion was done by hand with long steel 
rods from necessity of locating any 
minute articles or clothing, etc. 
which by law must be reinterred with 
the remains. A bulldozer was permit- 
ted only to remove underbrush, 
stumps, overburden, etc. to permit 
access to the cemeteries. Some graves 
appeared to be "tall" while others in 
one section were "short" indicating 
children perhaps. A complete map 
of the Cemetery is on file, showing 
those bodies identified and numbers 
indicating those not identified and 
the area from which all were exhum- 
ed. No work was accomplished on 
Saturday or Sunday. 

In most cases where the body had 
been buried for say around 100 years, 
it had returned to DUST FROM 


Tell me not, in mournful numbers 

Life is but an empty dream 
For the soul is dead that slumbers 

And things are not what they seem 
Life is real! Life is earnest! 

And the grave is not its goal; 
"Dust thou art, to dust returnest" 

Was not spoken of the soul 
Not enjoyment and not sorrow 

Is our destined end or way 
But to act that each tomorrow 

Finds us farther than today 
Art is long and Time is fleeting 

And our hearts though stout and brave 
Still, like muffled drums, are beating 

Funeral marches to the grave 
In the world's broad field of battle 

In the bivouac of Life 
Be not like dumb, driven cattle 

Be a hero in the strife 
Trust no Future, however pleasant 

Let the dead Past, bury its dead 
Act — Act in the living Present 

Heart within and God o'erhead 
Lives of great men all remind us 

We can make our lives sublime 
And departing, leave behind us 

Footprints on the sands of time 
Footprints that perhaps another 

Sailing o'er life's solemn main 
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother 

Seeing, shall take heart again 
Let us, then, be up and doing 

With a heart for any fate 
Still achieving, still pursuing 

Learn to labor and to wait. 

. . . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


The way things are being speeded up in this country, it won't be long before 
a person can take a two-week vacation in four days. 
The best thing to do behind a person's back is pat it. 

You ought to be able to live within your income — you can't live without it! 

Many employees spend time shining up to the boss that they should use in 
polishing off some work. 

About the best method of climbing higher is to remain on the level. 

The smartest person is not the one quickest to see through a thing, but to 
see a thing through. 

Few of us can stand prosperity, especially if it's another man's. 

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest. 




Friends and em- 
ployees of the 
Tenth Division ex- 
tend to Machine 
Opr. I and Mrs. 
LY sympathy in 
the death of their 
- ft son. PFC Harry 
Allen Kelly, who 
""" was killed in Viet 
DivisioACoV^spondentNam July 15th 
when his jeep hit 
a landmine. He was serving as a ra- 
dio operator with the 919th Engineers 
Cavalry. Harry Allen was a 1964 
graduate of North Mecklenburg High 

The entire Tenth Division and 
friends of the Highway Commission 
were deeply shocked at the sudden 
death of EDWIN M. FINISON, Dis- 
trict Engineer for Mecklenburg and 
Union Counties. Mr. Finison died 
Saturday, July 8, 1967. at his cabin 
on Lake Tillery in Stanly County. 
He is survived by his wife, Helen W. 
Finison, and a son, Edwin Bryant 
Finison, a 2nd Classman at the U. S. 
Naval Academy at Annapolis, Mary- 

Ed was born August 27, 1911 in 
Randolph County. He attended Troy 
High School and Guilford College be- 
fore coming with the Highway Com- 
mission in 1935. He also received a 
diploma in Engineering from Inter- 
national Correspondence School. In 
1936, he was transferred to our Con- 
struction Department, where he re- 
mained until his transfer to the 
Maintenance Department as Road 
Maintenance Supervisor in Stanly 
County in 1953. In 1957, Mr. Finison 
was transferred and promoted to Dis- 
trict Engineer in Charlotte. 

Ed had many friends throughout 
the entire Highway Commission as 
well as organizations associated with 
the Highway Commission, and will 
be greatly missed by these associates. 

We extend our sympathy to Act- 
ing District Engineer C. N. WHIL- 
DEN, JR. and wife in the sudden 
death of Mrs. Whilden's father. 

Karen Lee Thomas, age 3 years and Sherry Jane Thomas, age l]/ 2 are the 
adorable granddaughters of J. P. Thomas, M. F. II in Anson County. 

Our best wishes for a speedy re- 
covery to W. L. PENNINGER and 
C. A. BARBEE, both are ill and in 
Stanly County Hospital. Both men 
are with Cabarrus County Mainte- 

Sympathy is extended to the fam- 
ilies of V. L. RITCHIE, B. B. 
employees in Cabarrus County who 
recently had a death in their family. 

J. A. MILLS enjoyed a nice trip 
to Brunswick, Georgia to visit his 
daughter, and got in some good fish- 
ing while he was down. Mills is 
M. F. I in Cabarrus County. 

Best wishes to T. D. BROWN, 
T. D., who was married recently. 

Congratulations to the following 
Stanly Maintenance men who re- 
ceived service pins: J. H. HUNEY- 
CUTT, M. O. II, 15 years; C. A. 
FRICK, M. O. II, 15 years; C. L. 
BURRIS, Truck Driver, 15 years; 
E. M. HINSON, M. O. II, 20 years; 
G. D. LOWDER, M. O. I, 20 years; 
P. A. SMITH, M. F. II, 20 years; 
J. M. BYRD, M. F. IV, 30 years and 
R. W. LANIER, M. F. II, 35 years. 

J. W. KENDALL, M. O. Ill, in 
Stanly County, along with Mrs. Ken- 
dall and their two daughters enjoyed 
a two week vacation visiting Vicks- 
burg, Mississippi, Civil War battle- 
ground; Las Vegas, Nevada; the 
Grand Canyon, "Temple Square" in 
Salt Lake City and many other 
places of interest. 


Stanly County Road Maintenance 
Supervisor, W. E. WOODRUFF and 
Mrs. Woodruff, along with their two 
daughters, Kim and Leslie, spent an 
enjoyable week in the Nation's Capi- 
tal, visiting the White House, The 
Capitol and all the Memorials to our 
great men of history. They were ex- 
tremely lucky to be able to hear the 
Marine Band in Concert. 

Division 10 Unit of State Highway 
Commission and Prison Employees' 
Association held their annual meet- 
ing at the Employees' Clubhouse in 
Monroe on Friday. July 28th at 4:00 

Our Asst. Chief Engineer, Admn., 
Mr. IVAN HARDESTY, presented 
Service Awards to our personnel, as 
follows: 40 Years Award to M. A. 
BOWERS and 35 Years Awards to 
and R. W. LANIER, respectively. 
Mr. Hardesty also presented State 
Highway Commission Retirement 
Certificates to M. A. BOWERS. 

Mr. K. B. BAILEY, Asst. Direc- 
tor of Prisons, presented Service 
Awards to the following: 30 Years 
and 20 Years Award to J. M. WIL- 

Mr. J. R. WOODARD, Personnel 
Officer of the State Highway Com- 
mission, was present and made a 
short talk to our group. With Mr. 
Woodard was one of his assistants, 
TED AUSTIN, Training Officer. 

A business meeting was held and 
the following were elected as officers 
for the coming year: T. V. STATON. 
JR., Chairman; JACK T. COLEY, 
Co-Chairman and DUDLEY D. Mc- 
SVVAIN, Secretary and Treasurer. 

At the close of the meeting, a de- 
licious barbecued chicken supper was 
enjoyed by all and appreciation for 
the preparation of same was express- 
ed to our Union County hosts, whose 
culinary arts can hardly be surpass- 

Resident Engineer L. P. "Buck" 
ALLMAN and wife are the proud 
parents of a 10 lb. baby girl, born 
July 29th. They now have a three- 
year-old son and the baby is named 
Sandra Dawn. 

Members of the Right of Way De- 
partment and their families enjoyed 
a cook out July 20th in honor of DA- 
VID W. PLUNKETT, who resigned 
from the Right of Way Department 
to work for State Insurance Commis- 
sion in Charlotte. We hope David will 
like his new job and the golf cart the 
Right of Way Department gave him 
as a going away present. 

Welcome to W. B. WILLIAMS 
who recently moved here from Ahos- 
kie. Since Bill and Gail have been 
living here, they have had a new ad- 
dition to their family. They have a 
little boy, Baxter, age three years 
and the little girl, Lee Ann, was 
born June 16th. 

Congratulations to JERRY L. 
HARRIS, M. O. I of the Traffic Serv- 
ices Dept. who recently got married. 
Jerry married the former Miss Flor- 
ence Drenda Barbee. They are living 
in Oakboro. 

Traffic Services Supervisor, Division 
10, his wife and son, Gregory, enjoy- 
ed a recent vacation trip to the Out- 
er Banks. The Huneycutt's visited the 
National Seashore Recreational Area, 
Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, 
where they saw wild ponies, and 
Manteo where they saw the Lost 
Colony play. The saw many wreck- 
ed ships in which is called the 
Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Hun- 
eycutts also spent quite a lot of 
their time fishing. 

Congratulations to THOMAS W. 
SHAVER of the Traffic Services 

Mrs. Diane Kindley, above, Typist 
in Office of Resident Engineer, L. P. 
Allman, in Charlotte — Mr. Dave Ro- 
berts, Area Construction Engineer, 
with headquarters in Albemarle, was 
visiting in the newly opened Construc- 
tion Office. 

Dept., Division 10, and wife, Kath- 
leen, who have a new baby girl nam- 
ed Lori Anne. 

Condolences to Mr. and Mrs. LES- 
LIE M. KELLY and family (he is 
with Huntersville Maintenance in 
Mecklenburg County). Son, Harry 
Allen Kelly, age 21, was killed in 
Viet Nam on July 15th. Full military 
rites were accorded at the graveside 
in the church cemetery in Northern 
Mecklenburg County on July 24th. 

Condolences to the family of Mrs. 
Bleeker Ferguson Estridge, widow 
of CHARLIE ESTRIDGE, formerly 
employed in the Maint. Dept. of 
Hwy. Comm., who passed away in 
the hospital, on July 29th. Her only 
son, EDWARD ESTRIDGE, is in 
the Parts Dept. of the 10th Division 
Equipment Office. She is also sur- 
vived by a brother, PERRY H. 
FERGUSON, who is employed with 
the District 2 Maintenance Depart- 
ment, in Mecklenburg County. 

Sympathy is extended to the fam- 
ily of EDWIN M. FINISON, who 
died suddenly July 8th in Stanly 
County. Mr. Finison was District 
Engineer of the second district of the 
North Carolina Highway Commis- 

Dolores Rogers 

Best wishes for 
a long and happy 
retirement go out 
to Mr. C. W. FOS- 
TER, District 3 
employee who re- 
ti red effective 
August 1st. 

Sympathy is ex- 
tended to Mrs. 
GREER, Stenog- 

Division Correspondent rapher m the Dig . 

trict 2 Office, who lost her mother re- 
cently; to Mr. JAMES ATWELL, 
Assistant District Engineer for Dis- 
trict 1, whose wife, Mary, died July 
4th; to the family of Mr. R. W. 
(Sam) BROWN, Maintenance Fore- 
man II in Yadkin County, who died 
June 15th; to the family of RUBIN 
WOOD, Truck Driver in Surry Coun- 
ty, who died June 1st; and to B. R. 
PARDUE, Machine Operator II in 
Surry County, who lost his father re- 

In the Right of Way Department, 
W. E. WINSTEAD is at home and 
improving after suffering a heart at- 
tack and K. R. CONNER in at home 
following surgery. We wish them both 
a speedy recovery. 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
F. D. TRIVETTE on the birth of a 
baby boy on July 6th. Mr. Wood is 
a Truck Driver in Yadkin County. 

Mr. A. B. CRIST, Right of Way 
Agent, is back at work after spending 
two weeks at summer camp in Fort 
Gordon, Georgia. 

Mr. C. V. JONES, Machine Oper- 
ator III in Surry County, retired ef- 
fective July 1st, with 22 years of serv- 
ice with the Highway Commission. 
We wish Mr. Jones a long and happy 

Welcome to HARVEY LEE 
PARKS, Engineering Trainee, who 
is working in the Elkin District Of- 

I am quoting below a letter which 
Mr. JAMES ATWELL. Assistant 
District Engineer for District I, 
found in his files. Mr. Atwell throught 
it might be interesting to our readers 
to compare salaries at that time and 
the present: 


October 25, 1941 

Mr. C. C. Ashby 

District Engineer 

Elkin, N. C. 

Dear Mr. Ashby: 

I wish to advise you that you have 
been officially promoted from Main- 
tenance Supervisor to District Engi- 
neer, and Mr. James Atwell, Instru- 
mentman, has been promoted to the 
position of Maintenance Supervisor. 
It is with pleasure that I notify you 
of these promotions as I have known 
you both for a good many years and 
your work has been entirely satisfac- 
tory. I wish you both success in your 
new work and I am thoroughly satis- 
fied that you will both make a suc- 
cess in your new positions. 

Mr. Baise did not see fit to ap- 
prove my recommendations to the 
Budget Bureau, and the Budget Bu- 
reau in return did not approve Mr. 
Baise's recommendations as to your 
salaries. Your salary will be $2,400 
per year and Mr. Atwell's will be 
$1,980. These salaries are effective 
October 6th. 

I assure you that from time to 
time, I will try to get these salaries 

Yours very truly, 
Z. V. Stewart 


Mr. Babcock as he looked 10 years 
ago when he first came with the 

Rodney Thomas Gwyn, son of Resi- 
dent Engineer and Mrs. T. E. Gwyn, 
Mount Airy, N. C, has entered the 
Air Force Academy in Colorado where 
he will have a four-year course of 
study and training that will culminate 
with a commission in the U. S. Air 

Upon entering the Academy, Rod- 
ney received an "Honors at Entrance 
Award" for distinguished achievement 
at Mount Airy High School and was 
recognized as ranking in the top tenth 
of a group of one thousand young men 
who will join the Air Force Cadet 
Wing this year. A 1967 graduate of 
Mount Airy High School, he main- 
tained a scholastic average of 95 or 
above; he was President of the Stu- 
dent Council, Secretary of the Math 
Club, Treasurer of the Photography 
Club and served as Head Photograph- 
er for the Annual Staff. Rodney was 
a member of the Monogram Club, 
Dramatic Club, Honor Society, Hi-Y 
Club and Wrestling Team. 

Upon graduating from high school 
he received awards for Best All 
Around Student, American Legion for 
Best Citizen, a trophy voted by the 
wrestling team as most valuable play- 
er and a gold medal for a regional 
wrestling win. Rodney was one of 
three local nominess for the More- 
head Scholarship. He was President 
of the Senior Hi Fellowship at the 
First Presbyterian Church in Mount 
Airy and attended the Governor's 
School in the summer of 1966, spe- 
cializing in the area of Math. 

Jean Cline 
Division Correspondent 

New Baby — 
Born to Mr. and 
Mrs. H . D . 
Truck Driver in 
Gaston County — 

Mr. and Mrs. 
Asst. District En- 
gineer, District 
One Office — va- 
cationed at White 

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. WELLMON 
— ■ Maintenance Supervisor. Camped 
week at Camp Arrowhead — Enjoyed 
this very much, in fact so much he 
came home with blistered feet, sittin' 
propped up, just restun'. 

DON BLANTON — Clerk — Dis- 
trict One office. Weeks vacation at 
Myrtle Beach — Had a good time 
even though he is sweating out call 
from Uncle Sam. 

J. W. McSWAIN, District One em- 
ployee, two weeks visit in San An- 
gelo, Texas with daughter and grand- 

Sickness — F. C. Abernathy, Gas- 
ton County employee, returned to 
work after extended illness. This 
due to car accident, he was working 
on his car and it rolled over him, but 
he seems to be doing fine now. 

Sympathy is extended to the fam- 
ily of Mr. RAY A. SHOEMAKER. 
Mr. Shoemaker, who passed away 
June 17th, was a retired, former em- 
ployee of the State Highway Com- 
mission in Iredell County. 

Clerk II in the Statesville District 
Office, has rerently had visitors from 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania — her sis- 
ter and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth Patterson, with little 
daughter, Cindy Ann. 

Mr. C. C. MAUNEY, Resident En- 
gineer of Statesville spent two weeks 
vacationing in Oklahoma with his 
family, visiting relatives and friends. 

Mr. NEIL DYSON, Engineering 
Aide, of Stony Point will be leaving 
the month of July for the Army. 
We're sorry to see you leave but 
wish you luck and hope you'll return 
to the department soon. 


Amy Louise Reaves — age 3 months. 
Vance B. Reavis and Isaac M. Patter- 
son, Iredell County employees, are 
the proud grandparents of this ador- 
able little girl. 

It's a rumor that JIM SPRINKLE 
is going to be Papa again. Congrat- 
ulations, Jim. 

KENNY KESS also returned from 
vacationing this week in Florida with 
his parents. 

from Mooresville has been employed 
by the Construction Department, 
working for CHARLES MAUNEY, 
Resident Engineer. 

GREENE of Right of Way Depart- 
ment are welcomed back after a stay 
this summer in the 14th Division. 

MIKE BREWER of the Right of 
Way Department is back at work 
after recuperating from injuries suf- 
fered in a recent automobile acci- 

MILES HUGHES of the Division 
Office and family vacationed at the 
beach in July. 

It was good to see R. J. ALBERT, 
retired Highway employee, who visit- 
ed in the Division Office in July. Mr. 
Albert is now living in Richmond, Va. 

Retired Office Engineer E. R. Mc- 
GIMPSEY is enjoying a three week 
tour of the Northwest. 

BILL ESKRIDGE of the Equip- 
ment Department and family are va- 
cationing at White Lake. 

BETTY JOHNSON of the Divi- 
sion Office and family will vacation 
at Myrtle Beach the first week in 

Wedding Bells in the Equipment 
Department — BEN PALMER of 
the Equipment Department and Mrs. 
Ruth Blanton of Shelby were married 
Saturday, July 29, 1967. Congratula- 
tions to Ben and wishes for many, 
many Happy Years of Married Life. 
The couple will reside 905 E. Marion 
Street, Shelby. 

New employees in Construction 
LEN — Civil Technology Trainee; 
Technology Trainee and JOHN 
DORSET EARLE — Engineer Tech. 

We are happy to have R. R. NI- 
CHOLS, Resident Engineer, back to 
work after undergoing surgery in 

LER retired from Construction Dept. 
effective July 1st after 18 years of 
service with Highway Comm. 

way Engineer I, is at home after a 
major operation at Bowman-Gray 
Hospital in July. 

neering Technician II, is a new em- 
ployee in the Shelby Construction 
office of W. H. MANLEY, Resident 
Engineer. Bill comes to Shelby on 
transfer from the Bridge Design De- 
partment in Raleigh. 

FELIX A. PRUITT, Civil Tech- 
nology Trainee, was a June bride- 

way Inspector II, will be leaving the 
Shelby Construction office in Sep- 
tember on retirement. We wish for 
him many, many Happy Years of 
reti rement. 

Several of the Statesville Construc- 
tion Party employees left the Com- 
mission in July with W. D. PITTS, 
SON being drafter into the Army 
joining the Navy. 

Welcome to the following new em- 
ployees in the Statesville Construc- 
tion Party: JERRY RUPPE, Hwy. 
Trainee; D. W. BRINKLEY, C. P. 
BROOK. Engineering Aide. 

Someone in our Division went fly- 
ing during the month of June. Why, 
of course, it was Resident Engineer 

Mr. John Frank Morrison, above, 
Machine Operator 3 in Iredell Coun- 
ty, retired on June 30th. In his honor, 
the Iredell County employees gave a 
dinner on June 30th at which time a 
watch was presented to him. Mr. Mor- 
rison has been a most loyal and de- 
pendable employee of the Highway 
Commission for nearly forty years 
and we wish him many happy years 

JOHN W ATKINS and wife. The 
Watkins went by car from Statesville 
to Florida and from Florida they 
flew to Nassau for a fun filled vaca- 

and daughter. Amy, vacationed to 
Montreal, Canada for a "look-see" of 
Expo 67 going via Niagara Falls and 
returning through Vermont and 
other northeastern states. 

C. R. ACKER. JR., R. E. 
and EARL LUTZ of the Right of 
Way Department attended a ball 
game in Atlanta in July to see the 
Atlanta Braves play Philadelphia and 

JACK FINCH of Right of Way 
Dept. attended appraisal course at 
Rider College in Trenton, New Jer- 
sey in Julv. 

Then there was the fellow who 
wanted to know if he could have a 
day off with pay. When asked why, 
he replied, "I want to catch up on the 
time I missed for coffee breaks when 
I was on vacation." 


Esta Lee King 
Division Correspondent 

BERTS of the 
Landscape Dept. 
and his wife, 
Pearl, are vaca- 
tioning in Califor- 
nia during the 
month of July. Ri- 
chard and Pearl 
drove t o Louis- 
V i 1 1 e , Kentucky 
for a few days 

with their two 
daughters and their families. They 
then flew to California by jet. By 
the sound and looks of post cards re- 
ceived in the Division, they are cer- 
tainly taking in all the sights. But 
we wonder about the trip to Tijuana, 

Mr. and Mrs. GUS HEDDEN re- 
cently spent a week in Texas with 
their son. Gus evidently enjoyed his 
trip, but we thought he would be 
herding cattle rather than chasing 
and catching horned lizards. Gus is 
an employee in the Landscape Dept. 

CLYDE ORR has been vacation- 
ing- He and his wife and daughter 
made the rounds of several camp 
grounds in Western North Carolina 
and Eastern Tennessee. Of course the 
fishing rod went along too. 

PAUL LANKFORD and family 
spent a delightful and hot vacation 

The distinguished gentlemen are In- 
spectors for Mr. P. R. Robison, Resi- 
dent Engineer. On the left is Mr. 
Jack Buckner, Structure Inspector. On 
the right is Mr. John Gossett, Chief 
Roadway Inspector. 

week in Georgia during the month of 

ALINE ALLMAN of the Right of 
Way Dept., along with husband and 
son, spent her vacation in Albany, 
Georgia and Panama City, Florida. 
While there Aline and son, Jeffrey, 
celebrated their birthdays. Would you 
believe Aline had a birthday cake too. 

It is good to have EDNA RAM- 
SEY back to work after having spent 
a week home with a very sick son 
who had the mumps. 

joying a vacation playing golf. 

Mr. BOB ADAMS, Resident Engi- 
neer, participated recently in the 
golf tournament held here in Ashe- 

Mr. MERYL COMPTON has gone 
into the trapping business. He made 
a gum to catch rabbits, but is catch- 
ing opossums. Meryl, we hope you 
don't catch a skunk 

Congratulations to Mr. JIM 
CREASMAN on his marriage to 
the former Miss Brenda McMahan 
on June 16th. Mr. Creasman is em- 

Patricia Ann Rice, Typist I in Mr. 
C. J. Ball's Office. Welcome to you, 
Patricia, and may you enjoy your 
work with us. 

The Dept. of Materials & Tests 
here in Asheville report they are 
happy to have two fine young men 
employed in their laboratory during 
the heavy construction season this 
summer. They are Mr. RONALD S. 
ROBINSON, son of Mr. PAUL RO- 
BINSON, Resident Engineer in Di- 
vision 13, and Mr. G. E. BASKER- 
VILLE, JR., son of Mr. G. E. BAS- 
KERVILLE, Road Oil Supervisor 
for Division 13. "Good Luck" to both 
of you in college this fall. Mr. Ro- 
binson is attending Clemson College 
and Mr. Baskerville is attending 
Mars Hill College. 

We only got the back of this Divi- 
sion 13 Construction employee. It may 
be that someone will recognize him. 

ployed in the Dept. of Materials and 
Tests, Asheville Laboratory, and is 
in the Equipment Dept., Division 13. 

A speedy recovery is extended to 
Madeleine Weaver, wife of Mr. J. 
C. WEAVER, Highway Engineer I. 

Mr. A. L. NEAL, Resident Engi- 
neer, would like to welcome Mr. R. 
E. GREENWOOD, Engineering 
Aide, and Mr. T. W. GOWAN, JR., 
Highway Engineer I, who was trans- 
ferred from Mr. K. W. RABB'S of- 

W. R. HAWKINS, Engr. Tech. I 
in Mr. Neal's office, has purchased a 
new Larson Boat and is having fun 
teaching his fellow employees how 
to water ski. 

Welcome to Mrs. ALENE P. 
ENGLAND, Typist I in Mr. A. L. 
NEAL'S office. Alene, we hope you 
enjoy your work with us. 

Congratulations to Mr. L. R. 
WE STALL upon his transfer to 
Maintenance Supervisor. We are sure 
Mr. Neal is sorry to lose a good 
construction employee. 

Messrs. George Prescott, Dannie 
Turner, and Edd Buchanan of Divi- 
sion 13 Construction were among a 
party of six that motored to Manteo 
on July 7th and went deep sea fishing 
on the 8th. The party caught 256 
pounds of fish. Pictured are some (or 
maybe all) of the fish that were 



in July! In fire- 
pi a c e, that is. 
Grace entertained 
I a few friends at a 
^^K^^^^^fl I i their 
fl house 4 — 

[ they have just 
^^^^^ completed a lovely 

Allyce Cunningham Hpck on hack 

Division Correspondent sun aecK on DacK 
of house. That was 

all right for awhile but go so "cool" 
had to go in to a nice warm fire in 
fireplace. Temperature dropped to 45 
degs. that night. As the Floridians 
say, "Unusual weather". 

STEWART SYKES has joined the 
Staff Engineer's office as trainee. 
Stewart finished State University in 
June — ■ And girls, take note, he's sin- 
gle and quite good looking. All trans- 
fers to our office will be accepted by 
DON RAXTER in Personnel. BILL 
WARE, another single guy with us, 
and Stewart rented a trailer. Bill says 
if Stewart will do all the cooking he 
will do all the eating — fair enough, 
eh? By way, Stewart hails from Dur- 
ham, and that's no bull! 

OTTIS E. COOKE, the last of our 
men loaned to us for a few months, 
has returned to home ground in Shel- 
by. We miss him. Mr. Cooke seemed 
to like our part of the country up 
here, so one day in conversing with 
a property owner, he told him would 
like to own a little land up here — 
the man said he had some and about 
how much he like — "Oh, about $500 
worth", replied Mr. Cooke, "Fine", 
said the man, "bring your wheelbar- 
row around tomorrow and you can 
have it." 

DON RAXTER took vacation re- 
cently, stayed home and hoed out 
his garden, between showers. If the 
price of tomatoes fluctuates, blame 
Don. He also said he went black- 
berry picking but ended up catch- 
ing more red bugs than getting black- 
berries. Whatta vacation! 

BOB PATTILLO, District Engi- 
neer, refuses to smile these days. 
Bob says he is removing the dam- 
age done by playing football when 
his front teeth were pushed out of 

shape — It's a little difficult eating 
this good ole mountain corn as was 
observed by Red Hughes at lunch 
other day — Bob left more grains on 
cob than ate. 

BILL RAY, Asst. Division Engi- 
neer, and family spent a couple of 
weeks visiting in Florida. Bill "says" 
he caught some large fish — Said ho 
caught some red snappers but 
thought they belonged to Castro and 
threw them back in. 

Resident Engineer GEORGE 
CLAYTON has a few boys working 
this summer before returning to col- 
lege. They include GARY BISHOP 
who will be a sophomore at Western 
Carolina University; BRIAN GAR- 
RETT will be a sophomore at N. C. 
State University this fall; DANNY 
FISHER, a senior at Western Caro- 
lina University; GERALD GREEN, 
freshman this fall at Western Caro- 
lina U. 

RALPH BARGER, Right of Way 
Department, and family toured Flor- 
ida during vacation, sightseeing all 
the way to Miami and back. Ralph 
said he would have seen more but 
the kids wanted to say on beach all 

FRANK BRYSON, Sign Supervi- 
sor, has had his grandsons from Dela- 
ware with him for a few weeks. They 
do a mess of fishing and hunting 
while they are here. Camping was 
scheduled but with all our rain and 
wet weather, I don't imagine they 
got in much of that. Can YOU re- 
member the summers spent at 
"Grandpa's" house? 

KEN DRIVER who spent a few 
months on his training program in 
the Division Office has now been 
transferred to Location Department 
in Asheville — we sure miss the 
good ole cakes he use to bring that 
his wife baked — and Ken, we miss 
you too! 

We are glad to have J. W. PITTIL- 
LO, Road Maintenance Supervisor 
for Haywood and Transylvania Coun- 
ties, back at work. Mr. Pittillo has 
been out since May 1st with a back 
injury and was hospitalized approxi- 
mately a month. Also, JOHN 
PLOTT, Area Foreman, Haywood 
County, is back on the job after 
about six weeks absence because of 

Following the retirement of Mr. 
RY S. HUNTSINGER was promoted 
to Area Foreman, Polk County; 

Steve Brady, with Daniel Boone 
Council Troop 221, Franklinton, N. C, 
attended camp at Camp Daniel Boone 
in Haywood County and while there 
earned the harpshooter's Medal and 
Rifle and Shotgun Shooting Merit 
Badge. Steve was tapped for the Or- 
der of the Arrow. This young man is 
the grandson of A. E. Snelson, Area 
Right of Way Agent and is the son of 
Mrs. John Brady and the late Mr. 

RENZO JONES to Construction 
Patch Foreman; and WILLIE WAL- 
KER to Truck Foreman. 

Division 14 Office held a picnic on 
lawn of Highway Office and the men 
did all the cooking, serving and en- 
tertaining. Nice, eh? Red Hughes and 
Don Raxter did a good job of char- 
coaling hamburgers and hot dogs. Bill 
Ware is very handy at opening "bot- 
tles". It was such a success that have 
ordered another one soon. Catch the 
next issue for further details. 



Spring has been made County Fore- 
man of the N. C. Highway Dept. He 
succeeds Fletcher Edwards who has 
retired. Mr. Huntsinger has been 
serving as Grade Foreman and has 
been with the Highway Dept. for 
20 years. 

He is married to the former Miss 
Hazel Bradley and they have one 
son, Michael, age 14, who will enter 
Polk Central this fall. 

A native of Mill Spring, he is a 
graduate of Stearns High School in 
Columbus. He is a deacon in the Mill 
Spring Baptist Church, and has serv- 
ed as a member of the Polk County 
Election Board for the past 14 years. 
He is a former Worshipful Master of 
Jeff L. Masonic Lodge No. 605 and 
at present is District Deputy Master. 
He is a former member of the Mill 
Spring Local School Committee. 


went to work with the N. C. State 
Highway Dept. as a truck driver in 
1926, has retired as County Foreman, 
e. position he held for the past 11 
years. He succeeded the late Clayton 
W. Constance. 

A native of Polk County, he is 
married to the former Miss Chressie 
Burnette. They have two children. 
A daughter, Mrs. Norman G. Foster 
(June Edwards) is a graduate of 
Western Carolina University and she 

and her husband live in Houston, 
Texas where Mr. Foster works for 
the space program. They have one 
son, Norman, Jr., who is 16 years 
old. Their son, Horace Edwards, who 
is also a graduate of Western Caro- 
lina is married to the former Miss 
Joe Ann Caldwell of Campobello and 
they have one son, Richard, who is 
six months old. They live in Inman 
and he is the production supervisor 
at the Landrum Plant of Bigelow- 

In addition to his job with the 
State Highway Commission, Mr. Ed- 
wards has been active in civic affairs. 
He served on the Mill Spring Local 
School Committee for 14 years and 
on the Polk Central School Commit- 
tee for six years. He is Chairman of 
the Board of Stewards and on the 
Board of Trustees of the Bethlehem 
Methodist Church. He also served as 
election judge at the White Oak Pre- 
cinct for many years. 

Coming up through the ranks, Mr. 
Edwards was familiar with all phases 
of highway work. In addition to serv 
ing as truck driver, he was a motDr 
grader operator for 14 years and was 
tar patch foreman for 6 years before 
taking over as County Foreman. 

Mr. Edwards said that he has en- 
joyed the work (through good and 
bad times) and that the people of 
Polk County had given him wonder- 
ful cooperation during his years with 
tho highway dept. He also said that 
he had enjoyed his association with 
the men of the Highway Department. 


Mr. BILL WELLS retired June 
30th as Maintenance Foreman 2 in 
Haywood County. He began work- 
ing with the Highway Commission 

in Division 10 under Mr. J. C. Wal- 
ker in 1922. He left the Highway 
Commission for a period of time and 
returned in 1941, working as a 
Gang Foreman, Motor Grader Oper- 
ator and Maint. Foreman II. 

He and his wife, Florence, and 
their youngest daughter, Mary, live 
in Canton. Mary plans to be 
married in August. He has four other 
children: Mrs. Ned Brown, a house- 
wife in Canton; Joe Wells, employed 
at Enka; Walter Wells, employed at 
Champion Paper & Fibre Co.; and 
Burton Wells, an Engineer with the 
Soil Conservation Service in Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

Mr. Wells states he does not hunt 
or fish, but will keep busy working 
on his place and gardening. He also 
states that his 35 years with the 
Highway Commission have been 
pleasant ones and values the friend- 
ships he has made. We all wish him 
a long and happy retirement. 


Said Jane Addams (1860-1935), 
American social worker and founder of 
the famed Hull House of Chicago: 
The world grows better because peo- 
ple wish that it should and take the 
right steps to make it better. If things 
are ever to move forward, someone 
must be willing to take the first step 
and assume the risk." With this quote 
in mind, we would like to compliment 
our own Mr. W. F. Babcock, who has 
guided the Highway Commission on 
the road of accomplishments with 
leadership and success for the last ten 
years. We extend to you, Mr. Bab- 
CIATION and HOPE for another ten 
years equally as successful. 


Mr. Babcock as he looks today at 
his desk in the Raleigh Office of 
Highway Commission Building. 

A recent aerial view of "Death Valley" near Greensboro. 




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