Vol. 5, No. 6
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                          June 1976
  by Betty  Abramson and Linda Chaput
           Carmen Hoover
   "People  who need people are the
 luckiest people in the world."
 Carmen Hoover, the "FWP Employee  of
 the Month"  is such a person.   In
 her job as  Administrative Clerk,
 ESED/OAQPS, she comes in close daily
 contact with many people within and
 outside EPA.  Her pleasing person-
 ality, unselfish attitude, and won-
 derful sense of humor serve her well
 in her "people" dealings.  She en-
 jovs "looking after all her children,
 the employees of ESED.  But they  are
 not the only ones who benefit from
 her good nature and helpfulness.
 Personnel throughout OAQPS call upon
 her frequently for assistance and are
 always treated like one of her own.
   Carmen was already a veteran civil
 servant when she came to work for
 EPA;  she had held positions in the
 A1r Force, Army. Navy, and Veterans
 Administration.  After traveling ex-
(cont'd on page 4)
   The Office of Administration
opened its doors recently to'&n
EPA employees, OA family members,
and RTP Government Agencies.
   The event marked the official
Open House for the administrative
group that moved to the Triangle
area from Durham.
   John H. DeFord, Acting Director
of Administration, gave the official
welcome in the spacious 98 seat
color coordinated auditorium before
introducing EPA's newest film "Air
Pollution - The Facts" which
features Drs. Knelson and Steiger-
wald.   Immediately following the
film,  tours were organized for our
   This gave them a chance to look
us over...and over...and over...
   Everyone enjoyed the stop at our
refreshment center...where dozens
of cookies and large quantities of
punch  and coffee were consumed.
  From left to right, Frank King
  (OAQPS), Stan Sleva (OAQPS), and
  Cooper Atamanchuck (OA.
The saver's edge.
          by Elaine Hyman
Carl  Keatts (left), GSD, OA,  dis-
plays identification badge to Officer
Arthur Smith (right).
   The revised security program,
implemented at the Environmental
Research Center in July 1975, is
slowly becoming a way of life for
most  EPA'ers.   While we are still
experiencing a few "growing pains" to
be expected with any new system, it
is interesting to note that the
number of reported thefts and Govern-
ment  equipment losses have been
reduced by approximately 95%.  Also
the unwanted visitor nuisance com-
plaints have stopped.
   Carl Keatts, Chief, Facilities
Management Branch, GSD, noted that,
"Phase III of the security program
will  include some iterrs to make the
program easier to live with,  from an
EPA employee's viev.point."
   A  decorative wall will be  con-
structed from wing "B" of the lobby
area, to wing "E" of the cafeteria,
with  a new entrance arrangement at
the guard desk location.  After com-
pletion of this and other items, all
exterior doors that open Into a con-
trolled area will be unlocked during
normal duty hours.
   Carl Keatts said that these
changes can be expected by this
summer,  (cont'd on page 4)

   The three secretaries who are "Up
Front" this month are:   Judy Stevens,
OAQPS, Carol R1ggs, ERC, and Diane
Laws, OA.
fail me, my communications  relay  when
I am out of town,  and my scapegoat
when I have run out of excuses .
Since Judy has been with OAQPS  longer
than most of the branch staff she is
our continuity.  She has learned  all
of our idiosyncrasies and can anti-
cipate our problems and special re-
quirements.  She is unafraid to
tackle the difficult or untried.   In
short, Judy is a valued and effective
staff member who has the added  capa-
bility to brighten a cloudy day."
            Judy Stevens

   Judy Stevens is secretary to
 Bob  Bauman, Chief, Energy Strategies
 Branch, SASD/OAQPS.  She is a grad-
 uate of Durham High School and
 attended  Croft Business College for
 one  year.   Prior to joining EPA,
 Judy worked for the Internal Revenue
 Service.   Judy is married and has a
 two  year  old  son.  Her  hobbies are
 interior  decorating and animals.
 She  loves  all animals,  but especially
 dogs.  She has two Bird dogs and a
 Cocker Spaniel and hopes one day to
 have a kennel.
    Bob Bauman says, "It takes a very
 special  person  like Judy  to put up
 with us!   Life with the Energy
 Strategies Branch  can  be  quite hec-
 tic—crash projects,  long hours,
 frequent change of plans, adminis-
 trative  hassles.   But  through  it all,
 Judy remains  organized, efficient,
 and most importantly,  pleasant and
 cheerful.  She  is  my memory when  I
 can't recall, my  alarm when deadlines
 are past, my  Thesaurus when words
              Carol Riggs

    Carol  Riggs serves  as  secretary  to
 Dr. Gory Love, Director,  Population
 Studies Division,  HERL/RTP.   She  is
 23, married,  a native  Durhamite,  and
 a graduate of Southern High  School
 where she was Inducted Into  the
 National  Honor Society.   Carol 1s
 very active 1n sports.  She  received
 the Preston Chandler Physical  Fitness
 Award and the State Pen  for  points
 earned 1n the Girls Athletic
    After graduating from high school,
 Carol worked for the Durham  County
 School system for  a while then 1n
 October 1970, she  started to work in
 the Epidemiology Branch  of what was
 then NAPCA.  Later she was selected
 as division secretary  for the Popula-
 tion Studies Division.
   Her most Important  hobby, and
second job, 1s  quarter horses.  Carol
and her husband break, train, and show
quarter horses.   She also  gives
riding lessons  from time-to-tlme.
Her other hobbies include  hammering
(she and her husband Garry built
their barn), driving a tractor,
plants and flowers, water  skiing, and
snow skiing.
   Carol and her husband are members
of the Rose of  Sherron Baptist Church
in Durham.
   Dr. Love says, "Carol  is not only
a most efficient secretary from a
standpoint of her performance of
usual duties, but she  brings to the
job a willingness to work  and a
cheerfulness that makes it a pleasure
to be associated with  her. Carol
likes everyone  and everyone likes
Carol.  This generates an  atmosphere
1n her office conducive to coopera-
tion and productive activity.   In
five years of Federal  employment she
has become a most valuable resource
for the Environmental  Protection
Agency.  The Agency assuredly will
continue to benefit from her
loyalty and capabilities for as
many years as she chooses  to work."
             Dianne Laws
    Dianne Laws is secretary to John
 Ueford, Acting Director of the
 (cont'd on page 4)

   George  Crane,  Industrial Studies
Branch. ESED/OAQPS, will present a
paper entitled  "Costs for Fluoride
Air Emissions Control of Existing
Phosphate  Fertilizer Manufacturing
Plants" at the  Annual AIChE meet-
ing in Atlantic City, N. J., August
28-September 1.
   James Dorsey, Chief,  Process
 Measurements Branch, IERL/RTP, at-
 tended the ERDA Symposium on  Syn-
 thetic Fuels, June 8-10, Austin,
 Texas, and spoke on "Sampling
 Strategies of Potential  Emissions."
    A conference on "Problems and
 Approaches to Solutions Related to
 Converting from High to Low Sulfur
 Coals for SOX Emission Control,"
 sponsored by EPA, IERL/RTP, was held
 at Research Triangle Park, June 9-
 10.  Dr. John Burchard, Director,
 IERL/RTP, welcomed the guests.
 Leslie Sparks and James Turner,
 Chemical Engineers, participated in
 the conference and Dennis Drehmel,
 Research Chemical Engineer, deliv-
 ered the closing remarks.
    Robert Hall, Research Mechanical
 Engineer, IERL/RTP, will attend the
 APCA meeting, June 28, in Portland,
 Oregon.  He will speak on "Field
 Investigation of Emissions from
 Commercial Boilers."
    The 1976 Annual  Cooling Tower
 Institute Summer Meeting will be
 held in Annapolis,  Maryland, June
 28-29.  The agenda  will include
 meetings on Performance and Tech-
 nology, Engineering Standards, and
 Maintenance and Water Treatment.
    For additional information on the
 conferences listed  above, contact
 the Public Affairs  Office (MD-31),
 ext. 2951.
   Over 8,000 persons gathered to
hear Vernon  E. Jordan, Jr., National
Executive  Director of the Urban League,
deliver the  commencement address to
North Carolina Central University's
"Class of  '76."
   Among the 900 candidates for
degrees were twenty-four EPA
   The majority of the EPA degree
candidates were employed under the
"President's Stay-in-School Program."
   According to Ray Strickland,
Supervisory  Personnel Management
Specialist,  "The program, Initiated
during the Johnson Administration,
provides employment opportunities
that assist  youths 1n remaining In
   Strickland  further explained that
the students work no more than six-
teen hours per week during the regular
school year  with the exception of
recognized vacation and summer breaks
when  students  are  allowed  to  work
forty hours  per week.  He also noted
that 1n order  to enter the program,
the student  must be between 16 and
22 years of  age.
   Norman Eubanks, GSD, OA. and Leon
King, HERL,  ERC were among the
candidates for degrees.  Norman was
the recipient  of a Master of Arts
Degree in Career Counseling while
Leon received  a Master of Science
Degree in Biology.
   Other graduates  Include:
Alva R. Jones     James Llndsey
Peggy Carr       Harvey  Knotts  II
Hyman Albrltton   Judy Gentry
Sheila Stark     Mike Lewis
Donna Graham     Jo Ann  Lewis
Sylvia Parks     Althea  Jeffers
Manly Mlchaux      Dwlght  Perry
Elvira Graves     Gerald  Stone
Louis Qu1n        Sam  Jordan
Deborah Smith      Cheryl  L1gon
Greg Williams      Cheryl  Smith
    Special  congratulations  to  all
of our degree recipients!
    Blair  Martin, Sanitary Engineer,
 IERL/RTP, will discuss NOX Control
 Technology at  the 16th International
 Combustion Symposium, August 15-21,
 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    An International Conference on
 Photochemical Oxidant Pollution and
 Its Control, hosted by the U.S. En-
 vironmental Protection Agency,
 Research  Triangle Park, N.C., will
 be held September 12-17, at the
 Royal Villa, in  Raleigh.  Taking
 part in this conference from EPA/RTP
 are:  Dr.  Aubrey Altshuller, Dr.
 Basil Dimitriades, Mr. Don Goodwin,
 Dr. John  Knelson, Mr. Robert Neligan,
 Mr. Joseph Padgett, and Dr, J. Smith.
 Deborah Smith, (upper left), ISD.OA, gracefully  clutches
 her BA Degree in Public Administration, and - Alva Jones,
 (upper right), GSD, OA, appears totally elated about
 his BA Degree in History.  Norman Eubanks,  (lower right)
 GSD,  OA, trudges onward after receiving his  MA Degree
 in Career Counseling.  Vernon Jordan (lower  left)
 addressing NCCU's Class of '76.(photos  by Elaine Hyman)

   Although you may only be contacted
once a year for a donation, the Com-
bined Federal  Campaign  is a year
'round project—constantly working in
your behalf.
   Latest estimates indicate that, 1n
the United States alone, more than 28
million people are afflicted with
cardiovascular diseases, which are
responsible for more  than one million
deaths each year.  This represents
more deaths than for  all other causes
   High blood  pressure  1s a leading
cause of disease and  death in this
country.  One  in every  six adults has
soir.e elevation of blood pressure.
High blood pressure can result in
stroke, congestive heart failure and
kidney failure and is a major risk
factor in coronary artery disease.
It is a major  cause of  death in
Black Americans.  When you support
the Combined Federal  Campaign you
are contributing to the American
Heart Association.


   A class for non-native English
speaking people living  in the Durham
area is being  jointly sponsored by
the Duke University International
House and the  International Office
at the Duke Medical Center.  The
class "English as a Second Language"
has been developed to meet the ex-
pressed language needs of foreign
visitors and adult members of the
international  community.
   Classes will be held twice a week,
Monday and Wednesday  evenings from
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting
September 27 and ending November 17.
The cost for the eight-week session
is $45.00.
   If anyone has a frieno or relative
visiting who does not speak English,
this  is a perfect time to learn.
   Two new chapters of the  Business
and Professional  Women's Organization
have been formed  1n the Triangle area.
The newest one is the Eno Chapter
based 1n Durham.   If you're Interested
1n attending contact: Georgie
Hargreaves, 477-3400 or Pat McReynolds,
   The Orange County Chapter meets in
Chapel H111 once  a month.   For  further
Information contact:  L1z Martin,
ext. 2951.
   There are more than 170,000  members
in the national organization dedicated
to the improvement and expansion of
the professional  woman's role in
business and in the community.  BPW
provides opportunities for  continuing
education for women, encourages
qualified women to run for  political
office, backs legislation of Interest
to women, and assists young women
1n school with career development.

(FWP EMPLOYEE...cont'd from page 1)
tensively during  her marriage because
of her husband's  position with  Philco
Corporation,  she  has  now settled in
peaceful  country  surroundings.  She
and her three sisters share  90  acres
of land on Goodwin  Road 1n  Durham
County where  they each maintain a
separate residence.   They have
dubbed their  family community "Perry's
   Not surprisingly,  Carmen's "best
things in life" require a lot of love
and attention—plants and children.
She surrounds herself with  life and
growing things.   Her  own two children,
however,  are  some distance  from North
Carolina.   M1ke,  the  father of  four
sons,  lives  in  Mobile, Alabama,  and
Cathy,  due to become  a parent any time
now,  lives in Los Angeles, California.
   Carmen Hoover, you need people.   And
just  as  important,  people need you!
The Federal Women's  Program 1s honored
to name you the Employee of the Month.
     The Durham Bicentennial Folk-
life Festival  is  being held at Eno
River Park July 3-5.  Volunteers
are needed to  sell  tickets and pro-
grams, man booths,  and transport
people to the  Eno River Park.  Cash-
iers and hosts and  hostesses for
hospitality concessions are also
needed.   Anyone interested in volun-
teering  please contact Helen Brooks
or Lois  Stifel at 471-7511.
(YOUR  BADGE...cont'd from page 1)
   Security personnel, which Includes
the receptionist, in EPA facilities
have exact  instructions to require
all personnel entering EPA facilities
to have appropriate and valid identi-
fication or access is to be denied.
   The guards have been instructed
to be  courteous and pleasant in
satisfying  this requirement.  Our
employees, we're sure, do the same.
(WHO'S UP...cont'd from page 2)
Office of Administration.  She is a
graduate of Hardbarger Business Col-
lege and is a  member  of the Upsilon
Chapter of IOTA Phi Lambda Sorority.
Prior to joining EPA  she was employ-
ed by the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture in Raleigh, N. C.  Dianne
has two children, Maurice,  16, and
Felicia, 12.   Her hobbies are  sewing
and dancing.   She is  a member of the
Friendship Chapel  Baptist Church.
   John DeFord says,  "Dianne is
more of an Administrative Assistant
than just a secretary for the Office
of Administration.  We receive a
large number of requests for data
from Headquarters which have un-
reasonably short response times and
Dianne is able to coordinate and
fulfill  these  requests in a very
efficient manner to insure that the
replies  are timely.   She is also
able to  cope with all of the 'crisis'
situations arising daily in OA and
still  maintain her pleasant attitude
and composure  .  She is a very wil-
ling and conscientious worker."

   "Professor Clean Strikes Again"
was the name  chosen for a skit on
pollution by  third graders at Pearson-
town Elementary  School.
   The skit,  written, produced and
directed by Becky Til ley and Louise
Dixon, portrayed belching industry
smokestacks being attacked by an en-
vironmentalist named Professor Clean.
   The Teacher,  Ms. Deborah B. Miller,
has been working with her class on
Identifying pollution demons like
"Sam" Sulfur  Oxide, "OlUe" Oxide
of Nitrogen,  "Charlie" Carbon Monxide,
and their many sources.
   Ms. Miller's  background for
teaching this subject to children can
be traced back to  her father, Dr.
Delbert Barth, first Director of the
National Environmental Research
Center 1n North  Carolina and currently
Director of the  Las Vagas Environ-
mental Research  Center.
   The children  were very enthusiastic
about what they  learned as evidenced
in this song and poem written by
three of the third graders.
 Future environmentalists  with  teacher,
 Ms. Deborah Miller (below right) and
 teacher aide, Ms. Karen Scott  (below
by Becky TUley and Louise Dixon
(Sung to the  tune of "On Top of Old
On top of old smokestacks,
   All covered with soot;
I choked on  pollution,
    'Cause the filters were kaput!
It was simply as dirty
   As dirty  could be.
As  I passed  by the factory
    I saw a dead tree.
So the very  next morning
    I went to the school
And saw that the filters
   Were saving some fuel.
How do  I know this?
    It's easy to see.
For now all  the smoke puffs
   Are as white as can be.

   Pollution can be a very big pro-
blem, it can be very bad.
   Some people get angry,
some people  get mad.
    So pick  up your litter and
pick up your trash, and pick up
your garbage, too.
   Then there won't be as much
pollution for me and you.
          By: Holly Fa1rba1rn
                 THE  FACTS
                    While  exciting
                 events  crowded
                 America's first
                 200 years,  the more
                 ordinary  things
happened,  too.  Youngsters  grew up
and went  to college.  Couples married
and bought homes.  Men and  women va-
cationed  and  retired.
   These  things took money  that
wasn't always easy to come  by.
Happily,  there's now a dependable,
guaranteed way to build savings.
And millions  of Americans are making
sure with Savings Bonds.   Bond dollars
help our  country meet its financial
challenges while providing  personal
savings to help pay for education,
homes, or retirement years.
   Regular Bond-buying is a wonderful
way to commemorate a Bicentennial
Summer and salute an old-fangled,
star-spangled Fourth of July.
      The following awards were
   approved during May 1976:
   Lucretia B.  Duke - OAQPS
   Gloria L. Rigsbee -IERL
   Elizabeth Smith - OA/ISD
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   Dr.  Gory Love,  better known as
"Bud" is  retiring  from Government
service after  32 years. He is pre-
sently  the Director of the Popula-
tion Studies Division, HERL/RTP.
His retirement will be effective
July 3.  A  reception was  given
for him June 24 at 2:00 p.m. in
Room P-303, EPA Tech Center. All
his friends and associates are in-
vited.  Dr.  Love has seven children.
Only one  is still  at home, Mary
Elizabeth age  12.  He and his wife
and daughter live  in Durham. He
plans to  take  advantage of his re-
tirement  by enjoying life, but also
plans to  work  part-time on some
environmental  projects.
   John McUermon,  Standards Devel-
opment Branch,  ESED/OAQPS, and his
wife Linda are  the proud parents of
Daniel Scott, 9 Ibs. 8-1/2 ozs.,
born May 11.
   Bradley Smith  and  David Mascone
are two newcomers to  Industrial
Studies Branch, ESED/OAQPS and
Mamie Staton has  joined the ranks
of the Public Affairs Office.  Wel-
come aboard!
         Naum T.  Georgieff, Industrial
      Studies Branch,  ESED/OAQPS, and his
      family will  be visiting friends and
      relatives  in Paris, Germany and
      Bulgaria for a month's vacation tins
      summer.  (We couldn't talk him into
      flying on  the new  SST.)
   Sherry West,  Industrial Studies
Branch, ESED/OAQPS, and her fiance
Tony Duke, are planning to be mar-
ried during July 4th week.
         Leslie Evans,  Industrial Studies
      Branch, ESED/OAQPS, and his wife
      Anne are the proud parents of a new
      son "Jonathan"  born March 13, 8 Ibs.
      Tms is the second son for the
         Larry Beck,  mail room enployee,
      resigned May 21,  to go back to UNC
      full-time.   An  informal party was
      given for him May 21, by his fellow
         Nancy  Rhew,  Facilities Management
      Branch, GSD/OA, was honored with a
      floating  baby shower May 21.  Nancy
      and her husband, Kenny, have a son,
      Kevin, two years old.  They are
      hoping for a little girl this time.

                                         BOWLING  LEAGUE
                                         The RTPFEA Bowling League finished
                                      its regular season April 28.  The
                                      annual business meeting was held May
                                      5,  and League officers for the 1976-
                                      77  season were elected:
Vice President
Jim Montgomery
Drew Trenholm
Carol  Trenholm
Gwen Robbins
                                         During  the past season 71  bowlers
                                      participated on the 10 teams.

                                         Winners were the "Righteous Five"
                                      in  first place, the "Stoppers" in
                                      second  place, and "Friends and
                                      Neighbors" in third place.

                                         The  1976-77 season will beqin
                                      early  in September at Fairlanes in
                                      Durham  and there are many openings
                                      for bowlers or "wish-to-be" bowlers.
                                      Anyone  wishing to join in the fun
                                      and excitement of friendly competi-
                                      tive bowling may call one of the
                                      League  officers.

                                         After the meeting May 5, four
                                      special ABC/WIBC awards were pre-
                                      sented  along with 79 trophies.
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