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22 nd North Carolina Awards 



Dinner and Awards Presentation 

The Raleigh Marriott 
November 22, 1985 



Welcome 

The Honorable Patric G. Dorsey, Secretary 
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources 

Presentation of Colors 

United States Marine Corps 

2nd Marine Division 

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Eugene "Red" McDaniel 

Captain, USN (retired) 

President, American Defense Foundation 

Invocation 

Dr. Albert Edwards 
First Presbyterian Church 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Remarks 

The Honorable Terry Sanford, Chairman 
North Carolina Awards Committee 

Presentation 

The Honorable James G. Martin, Governor 
State of North Carolina 



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The North Carolina Awards are the highest honor 
our State can bestow. Created in 1961 by the General 
Assembly, the award is given yearly to men and 
women who have made significant contributions in 
science, literature, fine arts, and public service. 

On behalf of all North Carolinians I congratulate 
the 1985 award recipients for their outstanding 
achievements. The citizens of our State can be proud 
to have in their midst such distinguished individuals. 
North Carolina is a better place because they have 
given of their time, talent, and intelligence. 



MESSAGE FROM 
THE GOVERNOR 



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PROGRAM 



22 nd North Carolina Awards 



Dinner and Awards Presentation 

The Raleigh Marriott 
November 22, 1985 



Welcome 

The Honorable Patric G. Dorsey, Secretary 
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources 

Presentation of Colors 

United States Marine Corps 

2nd Marine Division 

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Eugene "Red" McDaniel 

Captain, USN (retired) 

President, American Defense Foundation 

Invocation 

Dr. Albert Edwards 
First Presbyterian Church 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Remarks 

The Honorable Terry Sanford, Chairman 
North Carolina Awards Committee 

Presentation 

The Honorable James G. Martin, Governor 
State of North Carolina 



Video Documentation Program 
Department of Cultured Resources 



Inglenook Estate Cabinet Selection Wines provided 
with the assistance of Heublein Wines, A Division of 
R.J. Reynolds and East Carolina Distributing Com- 
pany, Raleigh and New Bern 



Tferry Sanford, Chairman THE NORTH 

^Tp™ 1 CAROLINA 

Dr. Anthony Abbott AWARDS 

JohnEhle COMMITTEE 



1964 

John N. Couch 

Science 

Inglis Fletcher 

Literature 

John Motley Morehead 

Public Service 

Clarence Poe 

Public Service 

Francis Speight 

Fine Arts 



1965 

Frank P. Graham 

Public Service 

Paul Green 

Literature 

Gerald W. Johnson 

Literature 

Hunter Johnson 

Fine Arts 

Frederick A. Wolf 

Science 



1968 

Robert Lee Humber 

Public Service 

Hobson Pittman 

Fine Arts 

Vermont C. Royster 

Literature 

Charles Phillips Russel 

Literature 

Stanley G. Stephens 

Science 



1969 

Kenneth M. Brinkhous 

Science 

May Gordon Latham 

Kellenberger 
Public Service 
Ovid Williams Pierce 
Literature 

Charles W. Stanford, Jr. 
Fine Arts 



1972 

Sidney Alderman Blackmer 

Fine Arts 

Edward E. Davis, Jr. 

Science 

John Ehle 

Literature 

William Dallas Herring 

Public Service 

Harold Hotelling 

Science 



1973 

Helen Smith Bevington 

Literature 

Ellis Brevier Cowling 

Science 

Burke Davis 

Literature 
Sam J. Ervin 

Public Service 
Kenneth Ness 
Fine Arts 



1976 

Romare Bearden 

Fine Arts 

C. Clark Cockerham 

Science 

Foster Fitz-Simons 

Fine Arts 

Juanita M. Kreps 

Public Service 

Richard Walser 

Literature 



1977 

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz 

Public Service 

Reginald Glennis Mitchiner 

Science 

Reynolds Price 

Literature 

Joseph Curtis Sloane 

Fine Arts 

Jonathan Williams 

Fine Arts 



PAST 
RECIPIENTS 



1980 

Fred Chappell 

Literature 

George H. Hitchings 

Science 

Robert Lindgren 

Fine Arts 
Dan K. Moore 
Public Service 
Jeanelle C. Moore 

Public Service 



1981 

Adeline McCall 

Fine Arts 

Glen Rounds 

Literature 

Ralph H. Scott 

Public Service 

Vivian T. Stannett 

Science 

Tom Wicker 

Literature 



1966 

Bernice Kelly Harris 

Literature 

Luther H. Hodges 

Public Service 

A. G. Odell, Jr. 

Fine Arts 

Oscar K. Rice 

Science 



1967 

Albert Coates 

Public Service 

Jonathan Daniels 

Literature 

Carl W. Gottschalk 

Science 

Benjamin F. Swalin 

Fine Arts 

Hiram Houston Merritt 



1970 

Philip Handler 

Science 

Frances Gray Patton 

Literature 

Henry C. Pearson 

Fine Arts 
Terry Sanford 

Public Service 



1971 

Guy Owen 

Literature 

James H. Semans 

Fine Arts 

Mary Duke Biddle TVent Semans 

Fine Arts 

Capus Waynick 

Public Service 

James Edwin Webb 

Science 



1974 

William C. Fields 

Fine Arts 

Thad G. Stem, Jr. 

Literature 

Ellen Black Winston 

Public Service 

James B. Wyngaarden 

Science 



1975 

Doris W. Betts 

Literature 

John L. Etchells 

Science 

William C. Friday 

Public Service 
Robert Ward 

Fine Arts 



1978 

Robert Robey Garvey, Jr. 

Public Service 

Henry L. Kamphoefner 

Fine Arts 

David Coston Sabiston, Jr. 

Science 

Harriet L. Tynes 

Public Service 

Manly Wade Wellman 

Literature 



1979 

Archie K. Davis 

Public Service 
John D. deButts 
Public Service 
Harry Golden 
Literature 
Walter Gordy 
Science 
Sam Ragan 
Fine Arts 



1982 

Selma Hortense Burke 

Fine Arts 

Nancy Winbon Chase 

Public Service 

Floyd W. Denny, Jr. 

Science 

Willie Snow Ethridge 

Literature 

R. Phillip Hanes, Jr. 

Fine Arts 



1983 

Heather Ross Miller 

Literature 
Frank Guthrie 
Science 

Mary Dalton 
Fine Arts 
Harry Dalton 
Fine Arts 
Hugh Morton 
Public Service 



1984 

George Watts Hill 

Public Service 

Robert L. Hill 

Science 

Maud Gatewood 

Fine Arts 

Lee Smith 

Literature 

Joseph Mitchell 

Literature 

Andy Griffith 

Fine Arts 



SCIENCE 

Dr. Irwin Fridovich 




Irwin Fridovich receives the 1985 North Carolina 
Award in Science for three decades of outstanding 
contributions as a teacher and researcher in bio- 
chemistry. His research and publications are inter- 
nationally known, and his discoveries are recognized 
as critical additions to our knowledge of oxygen 
metabolism. His numerous publications on super- 
oxide and superoxide dismutases have been widely 
acclaimed as significant contributions to the study 
of biochemistry. 

Dr. Fridovich was born in New York City and 
completed his undergraduate studies at The City 
College of New York in 1951, in chemistry and 
biology. He served as a Research Associate in the 
Department of Medicine of Cornell Medical College 
from 1951 until 1952, and he received his Ph.D. in 
biochemistry from Duke University in 1955. 

Named Instructor in Biochemistry at Duke in 
1956, he was subsequently named Professor of Bio- 
chemistry in 1971 and James B. Duke Professor of 
Biochemistry in 1976. From 1965 until 1967 he was 
Director of Graduate Studies in Biochemistry, and 
from 1968 until 1972, Associate Director of the 
Medical Scientist Training Program. In 1961-62 he 
was Visiting Research Associate at Harvard Uni- 
versity. 

Active in many national scientific organizations, 
Dr. Fridovich has been a Member of the Biochem- 
istry Study Section of the National Institute of 
Health, and of the National Board of Medical 
Examiners. He serves on the Advisory Committees 
on Biochemistry and Chemical Carcinogenesis of 
the American Society of Biological Chemists. 

Dr. Fridovich serves on the editorial boards of 
several important scientific journals, including 
Analytical Biochemistry, Archives of Biochemistry 
and Biophysics, and the Journal of Free Radical 
Biology and Medicine, and he has served on the 
boards for the Journal of Biological Chemistry and 
Life Science. 

He received the Founders' Award for Outstanding 
Research Contributions to Progress in Toxicology 
from the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology 
in 1980, and the Cressy A. Morrison Award in 
Science from the New York Academy of Science in 
1984. In 1980 he was the recipient of a honorary 
doctorate from L'Universite' Rene' Descartes in Paris, 
France, for his work in superoxide research and 
oxygen metabolism. 

The author of over two hundred articles published 
in numerous scientific journals Dr. Fridovich is also 
co-editor of the volume, Superoxide Dismutases, an 
important contribution to the study of biochemistry. 

Dr. Fridovich approaches the study of science, as 
he says himself, with humility: "A humble ignor- 
ance is a good foundation from which to approach 
the truth". In the study of science, he says, "We have 
come a long, long, way on this voyage of discovery 
and yet we have barely begun." 



Claude Howell receives the 1985 North Carolina 
Award in Fine Arts for his contributions as a painter 
and art educator, and for his long-time support and 
leadership of artists in North Carolina. For nearly 
fifty years he has demonstrated an excellence and 
surety of style and technique which have steadily 
enhanced his reputation and characterized his work 
as exciting and intelligent. 

Mr. Howell lives in Wilmington where he was 
born. Educated at the School of Art in Rockport, 
Massachusetts, and the School of Painting and 
Sculpture in Ogunquit, Maine, he also studied with 
Charles Rosen in New York, and in Europe, Latin 
America and the Far East, gaining valuable insights 
and training and, in the process, developing his own 
uniquely personal talent. 

Over twenty-five years ago Mr. Howell founded 
the Department of Art at the University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington, and thus has been instru- 
mental in the preparation and studies of many 
young artists who have attended that school. Deeply 
involved as a champion of North Carolina art and 
artists, he is President of the Wilmington Art As- 
sociation and Vice-President and board member of 
the Associated Artists of North Carolina. He serves 
on the Advisory Council of the North Carolina Arts 
Council and is a member of the North Carolina 
Committee on Art in Public Places. 

In addition to exhibitions of his paintings in local 
galleries, Mr. Howell has exhibited at the Virginia 
Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia; the 
New York World's Fair; the Metropolitan Museum of 
Art in New York City; the High Museum of Art in 
Atlanta, Georgia; and The Corcoran Gallery of Art 
in Washington, D.C. Over the years the North 
Carolina Museum has shown his works both in 
group exhibitions and in one-man shows. Many 
private collections also contain his paintings. 

Mr. Howell has received numerous awards and 
honors, including the Carnegie Purchase Award 
(Washington, D.C, 1940) and first prize at the 
Middle Atlantic States Exhibition (Charlotte, 1942) 
and the Piedmont Festival (Winston-Salem, 1947). 
He received a Rosenwald Fellowship in 1948 and 
honorary degrees from the University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington in 1983 and from Wake 
Forest University in 1975. 

Illustrations by Mr. Howell appear in Ben Dixon 
McNeill's The Hatterasman and Sand Roots, and in 
Richard Walser's The Black Poet. A book of his 
illustrations and drawings was published as A 
Balkan Sketchbook. 

Many of his oversized oils portray facets of coastal 
life in North Carolina. He emphasizes a richness of 
color and texture and is almost seriographic in style, 
establishing himself as unique among North Caro- 
lina artists. 



FINE ARTS 

Claude F. Howell 




PUBLIC SERVICE 

J. Gordon Hanes, Jr. 




J. Gordon Hanes, Jr., receives the 1985 North Caro- 
lina Award for Public Service for his dedicated and 
exemplary service to his state and its citizens through 
his steadfast commitment to the arts and humani- 
ties. It is not as an elected official but rather as a firm 
supporter, patron, and leader in the arts that his 
numerous contributions have been most significant. 

Born in Winston-Salem, Mr. Hanes attended 
Woodberry Forest School, Yale University (where he 
received a B.A. degree), and Pace College (where he 
studied Business Administration). His strong educa- 
tional and business background, plus his involve- 
ment and experience with the Hanes Companies, 
made him one of North Carolina's leading men of 
industry. Retiring from the Hanes Corporation in 
1979, he continues to serve on the Board of Directors 
of the Hanes Companies. 

In the arts Mr. Hanes has had a truly significant 
role. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 
North Carolina Museum of Art, where he has shown 
a tenacious and long-standing commitment to excel- 
lence. Additionally, he served ( 1967-79) on the North 
Carolina Museum of Art Building Commission. The 
museum, one of the finest in the nation, is fortunate 
to have Mr. Hanes among its trustees and supporters. 

Mr. Hanes also serves on the Collector's Com- 
mittee of the National Gallery of Art, The National 
Collector's Committee of the Whitney Museum of 
Art, and the Board of International Sculpture Center. 
In each case his concern is the cultural enrichment 
that art can provide to people in all walks of life. 

In 1981-1982 Mr. Hanes served on the Presidential 
Task Force on Arts and Humanities. He was Chair- 
man of the Governor's Cultural Advisory Council in 
1977 and the first President of the North Carolina 
Nature Conservancy from 1976 until 1979. He has 
been active with the Governor's Business Council on 
the Arts and Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare 
Library, and on the Boards of the North Carolina 
School of the Performing Arts (1967-1976) and Win- 
ston-Salem State University (1971-1979). In the 1960's 
he served two terms in the State Senate. 

Involved vitally, as he is, in the culture of his state 
and nation, Mr. Hanes is a tireless advocate of close 
collaboration between business and the arts. His 
many activities illustrate the highest quality of 
dedication to the betterment of North Carolina. 

Mr. Hanes is married to the former Helen Greever 
Copenhaver. They have three children and reside in 
Winston-Salem. 



Wilma Dykeman receives the 1985 North Carolina 
Award in Literature for a native North Carolinian 
living outside the State. The Award honors her 
many brilliant accomplishments as a writer and 
teacher of writers. Best known for her novels of 
Appalachian mountain family life, she has also 
done highly praised work, some of it with her late 
husband, James Stokely, and her two sons, in 
regional history and biography. 

Bom and raised in Asheville, Wilma Dykeman 
attended Biltmore Junior College (now the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Asheville), and received 
her B.S. degree in Speech and English from North- 
western University, in Evanston, Illinois. She has 
also received two honorary doctoral degrees. A 
lecturer across the country at numerous universities, 
writer workshops, and before many civic organiza- 
tions, Miss Dykeman is also adjunct Professor of 
English at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. 

Among her books, The French Broad, in the 
"Rivers of America" series, brought her national 
recognition. Her novels The Tall Woman (which has 
undergone twenty-two printings since its publication 
twenty years ago), The Far Family (with a German 
edition), and Return the Innocent Earth have es- 
tablished her reputation as one of America's premier 
regionalist writers. But her literary efforts also 
range beyond her native Appalachia, as her collec- 
tion of essays, Explorations, and Tennessee: A 
Bicentennial History, With Fire and Sword: The 
Battle of Kings Mountain, and other works testify. 
Her volumes of biography and on contemporary 
issues affecting the American South illustrate an 
awareness of and sensitivity to people and issues of 
the day. 

Miss Dykeman has published many articles and 
essays in such publications as The New York Times 
Magazine, Harper's, Fortune, U.S. News and World 
Report, and Virginia Quarterly Review. She has 
contributed articles and introductions for several 
volumes and numerous book reviews to leading 
American periodicals and magazines. 

A recipient of the Hillman Award for the best book 
published in the United States on world peace and 
race relations, Miss Dykeman has been a Guggen- 
heim Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. For her writings on 
Appalachia she has received the Thomas Award 
Memorial Trophy, presented by the Western North 
Carolina Historical Association. 

Whether taking the reader up into her native 
mountains or to distant places, Wilma Dykeman is 
an excellent colorist. She knows how to engage our 
interest by the use of broad strokes and telling small 
details, all vehicles for her never-flagging enthusi- 
asm. She is no sentimental romanticist; she knows 
that there is a dark side to things. Yet, through her 
writings she comes down on the affirmative side of 
commonsense, self-control, and the old verities. 

Married to the late writer James R. Stokely, Miss 
Dykeman has two sons. She makes her home in 
Newport, Tennessee. 



LITERATURE 

Wilma Dykeman 




THE AWARD 



The North Carolina Awards were instituted by the 
1961 General Assembly, which acted on the idea of 
the late Dr. Robert Lee Humber of Greenville, then 
State Senator from Pitt County. The purpose of the 
Awards, as set forth in the statutes, is to recognize 
"notable accomplishments by North Carolina citi- 
zens in the fields of scholarship, research, the fine 
arts and public leadership." It is the highest honor 
the state can bestow.