(' 52 LLB) of Kinston, UNC's first black grad- uate, is the subject of a newly released book, Harvey Beech Speaks, published by the Path- choice Nonprofit Corp. of Kinston. ..0- Eli N. Evans (' 58 AB), historian and president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation of New York, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his intellectual achieve- ment, leadership and creativity. Evans was special counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1964 to 1965. ..0- Neal Mills "Buddy" Forney Jr. (' 58 AB) of Clinton has been recognized as the senior session graduate at the FBI National Academy Associates national conference in Charlotte. He is retired from the S. C Court Administration of the S. C Supreme Court and from the N.CJustice Academy, N.C Depart- ment ofJustice. ..0- Joseph Mayon Parker (' 53 AB; ' 90, ' 92 MPA) of Raleigh has retiTed as director of the N. C Governor's Highway Safety Program and as the governor's represen- tative for highway safety. He led the state's high- way safety program beginning in 1993 and is credited with creating the "Click It or Ticket"
program. ..0- William Arthur "Bud" Powell
(' 56 BSBA, ' 58 LLBJD) of Shallotte was
inducted into the General Practice Hall of
Fame at the N.C Bar Association's annual
meeting in Asheville. ..0- Betty Lentz Siegel
(' 53 MED), president of Kennesaw (Ga.) State
University, has been named one of the most
influential Atlantans by the Atlanta Business
Chronicle. ..0-John Shorter Stevens (' 56 AB,
' 61 LLBJD) of Asheville, founding partner of
the Roberts & Stevens law firm, is the first
attorney west of Winston-Salem to have a
justice fund established in his honor within
the N.C Bar Fonndation Endowment. It hon-
ors lawyers whose careers have demonstrated
dedication to justice and outstanding service to
the legal profession and public. ..0- Clarence
Lee "Bozie"Tart Jr. (' 57 AB) of Dunn has
completed the N.C Banking Commission's
Edward Dean Adcock (, 50), 74, of Rox-
boro, owner and operator of Wade Grocery
Store;July 30,2001. Adcock was a Navy vet-
eran of WWII. ..0- Felix E. Asby (' 53, ' 54
BSBA), 73, of Washingcon, retired accountant
with the U.S. General Accounting Office;July
31,2001. After retiring, Asby, an Army vet-
eran, was assistant director of the investigative
staff of the House Appropriations Committee.
He was an honorary faculty member with the
Army Logistics Management Center. ..0-
Richard Howard Ashe (' 50 MAED), 88, of
Mooresville, educatOr, principal and adminis-
tratOr with Statesville City Schools; Aug. 1,
2001. Ashe, the former principal of Avery
Sherrill School, retired as supervisor of the
Statesville City Schools central office in 1977.
..0- !shyer S. Bangdiwala (, 51), 79, of Rio
Piedras, PuertO Rico, professor emerirus at tlle
University of Puerto Rico;July 11,2001.
Bangdiwala worked at the Agriculture Experiment Station, the Superior Education Council
and the College of Education before retiring
and was a member of the International
Statistics Institute, a fellow of the American Statisti-
cal Association and of the Royal Statistical
Santa Claus, Class of ' 58, Personifies Giving
Ed Butchart ' 58 has a way of intro- ducing himself that catches the unsuspecting a bit off-guard.
"Hi, it's Santa," Butchart says, with a
hint of a Southern drawl.
He's not kidding, and he offers some
convincing proof. For the past 15 years, this
man with a twinkle in his eye and a snowy-white beard has directed the nonprofit
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children in
Stone Mountain, Ga., and has dedicated his
heart to providing hope for people who
need a little Christmas all year long.
In the group's workshop, Butchart's
"elves" gather and refurbish medical supplies - wheelchairs, hospital beds, bathroom equipment - that have been discarded by health-care agencies and
Then, they give all of it away.
"We're basically recycling other people's
junk," he explained."A lot of the stuff
we're giving away would have ended up in a
landfill. People don't realize how fun it is to
give things away. The best part of life is
sharing it with someone else instead of
knew what to say to them. But when he
finally mustered the courage to speak to
a man with cerebral palsy at his church,
the two began a friendship that changed
The revelation came as Butchart
changed a light bulb in his friend's bathroom.
"As I did this mundane, routine task, I
was struck with the fact that I was doing
something he could not do for himself,"
he said."It gave me a feeling of accomplishment I never expected."
Soon, the successful salesman was
doing simple chores for several disabled
people. His wife,Annie, pitched in and,
before they knew it, a church in Stone
Mountain was offering to give financial support for a formal organization. Butchart
quit his lucrative job, and Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, or FODA, was
The organization's aim, to him, is simple:
help people improve the quality of their
lives. But Butchart does more than offer
handouts. An ordained minister, he often
Ho, Ho, Ho: Who would,j', k,lOw that Ed
Butchart ' 58 has the spirit oj Santa?
keeping it all for myself."
That's a lesson that Butchart said took
him time to learn. The former journalism
student and Marine Corps major once had
a thriving career selling medical diagnostics products and felt uncomfortable
around people in wheelchairs. He never