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Goldsboro news-argus. volume (Goldsboro, N.C.) 1929-current, April 26, 1957, Image 12

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i ^82nd Is Vital Link In Eastern Defense System Mrs. JamM En»Tard Is from i the south andl she said that! His command, expected to re-i ceive the highly classified F-102’s i “in the very near future” is charged with the “detection, iden-: tification, interception and destruc-' tion of enemy aircraft” flying with in the 482nd’s area of responsibili ty. ! The Air Defense units maintain • an around - the - clock vigil, with | the supersonic, heavily armed in-‘ terceptors ready to spring into the I air at a moments’ notice and in tercept any aggressor plane that might violate this country’s bound- ; LT, COL. JAMES >1. THOMAS 'The 482nd Fighter - Interceptor Squadron is being activated at Sey- n{iour Johnson Air Force Base as a vital link in the overall defen.se system protecting the Eastern United States from enemy air at tack. 'It is the sixth of the 85th. Air I^ivision’s Air Defense units to be located in North Carolina which l^s taken on a role of growing ipiportance in Installations defend ing the country. ‘Commanding the 482nd is Lt. Col. James M. Thomas, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and combat vet eran of both World War II and the I^orean War. The 482nd will be the first East j Coast in.stallation to get the delta-! winged F-102. Its speed is classi-l fied, as is much of its performance ‘ data, but the 102 is known to be i capable of supersonic flight and, all - weather performance. It is capable of carrying rockets i and guided missiles with atomic ’ warheads. Col. Thomas and somej of the other pilots of his command already have gone to other parts of the nation to fly the 102 for familiarization. Around 25 of the F-102’s are ex pected to be assigned here when the unit beccmes fully operational. The 482nd is a separate unit at the air base, apart from the 83rd Fighter Wing activated here as a part of the 'Tactical Air Command. Col. Thomas, who entered serv ice in Januarj', 1941, is a veteran of both the European Theatre of Operations in World War II and the Korean War.- He holds the Distinguished Fly ing Cross with an oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with six clusters, and unit citations in addition to his theatre service ribbons. . He is unmarried. WELCOME AIR FORCE Laundry & Cleaning Service That Is Dependable SANITONE DRY CLEANING CLEAN YOUR OWN RUGS 6 00 Rental Charge For 24 hours .. . plus cost of liquid shampoo. full details on request CASEY’S LAUNDRY & CLEANERS 1109 N. William St. Phone 3535 Downtown Branch—125 N. Joh;, St. Phone 3536 Goldsboro is like her hometown — Savannah, Ga. Lt. Col. and Mr.s. P'ngland and daughters, six- year-old Debbie and Barbara. 3^-2 years old, are living at 819 E. Walnut .St. Another Mrs. England North Carolinian is David L. Bunting. She is originally from Wilson. Gold.s- boix) is friend ly and has a nice shopping •center,” she said. Her hus band, Staff-Sgt. ' Bunting, has' been in the Air Force since Mrs. Bunting la.st November. They are the parents of two daugh ters and reside at 720 E. Walnut St. Mrs. Wayne Langston is the wife o( a first I lieutenant who'! is a helicopter I pilot. The size of [ Goldsboro is just about the size of her hometown, Bryan, Tex. She I has found that ' Goldsboro is a ^ friendly ' town and she enjoys '*v-'* living here. The Langstons reside Mrs. Langston in Adamsville. Frank QoMsboro (W.C.,) Newi-Argni Page Ij Sec. B, Prl., April *«, 1857 Fayetteville Native Heads Field Maintenance Squadron Gets Ribbons DOVER AFB, De. — WO Russell B. Thornton, 1607th Installations Sq., received the Commendation Ribbon recently for supervising the rehabilitation of 25 War n build- ing.s critically needed for opera- Hrpjrral units. The Methodist Church, with 9,- 180.428 members,,is the Protestant denomination with the largest m''^mbership. Schmacker is the wife of T- Sgt. Schmacker. “The people are real friend- l.v and we hope to stay here,” she declared. Mrs. Schmacker is from Moul trie, Ga. and t she likes to live in the south. The Schmackers Mrs. Schmacker'and their three children live at Robbins’ Trailer Park. “The people here seem to want the Air Force here,” said Mrs. J. R. Qualls, who is from Kerners- ville, N.C. (seven miles from Winston-'^Salem). Staff-Sgt. and Mrs. Qualls ai’C the parents of a daughter. Their residence is at 723 N. Jackson St. Major John M. Rose, Jr., a na tive of Fayetteville, is commander r.f film x'liv) Aifii 'ir-nan-p Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. A veteran of 14 years service, he was squadron commander of the 156th Fighter Squadron of the North Carolina Air National Guard from August, 1951, until June, 1952. During that period, the squadron was on active duty at Manston, England. Since then, the squadron has been released from active duty and is now stationed at Charlotte. Major Rose, an alumnus of Davidson College, entered the Air Force in 1943. He attended the fly ing school at Marianna, Fla., where he recieved his wings. The major is rated as senior pi lot. He is a member of the Presby terian Church and is married to the former Mary Giles Stewart of Fayetteville. They have two chil dren, Jane Stewart and John M. Rose, III, Gets Medal xMrs. Qualls LINCOLN AFB, Neb. — A-3C Richard D. Jensen, a medical lab specialist in the 4168th Tactical Hospital here, received the Com mendation Ribbon recently for ac tions at the scene of an accident near here. First aid he provided the victim of a crash is credited with saving the passenger’s life. MAJOR ROSE Garden Plot ST. AUGUS’ITNE. Fla. (iP — The arduous chore of mowing the lawTi and keeping Ihe yard looking nice gets recognition in St. Augus tine. Every month a secret committee from the Cherokee Garden Club tours the town and selects the yard with the best appearance. A bronze marker identifying the yard as the “Garden of the Month” 'Is placed on the premises. OVER THE MOON — This is the F-102, delta-winged all-weaiher supersonic fighter-interceptor that will be assigned the 482nd Squadron at Seymour Johnson AFB. It “jumps over the moon” in tlii.s impres sive photograph taken by John Bryson at a California air base. The Air Force says the 102 can’t jump over the moon, yet, but it can fly straight up to 50,000 feet. And that’s as high as Russian long-range bombers can fly. ^ AF Folks Like Us By JEAN POWELL (News-Argus Woman’s Editor) “Friendly” Almost without exception that’s the adjective Air Force wives, who’ve come here to make a home with their husbands, use to de scribe Goldsboro. Ten Air Force wives, including those of commissioned and noncom missioned officers, were asked, “VTiat do you think of Goldsboro? The following remarks were result: Mrs. Charles Vine, wife M - Sgt. Vine, said, . “Goldsboro is the friendliest town that we’ve ever been sta tioned in.” She is a native of New York. The Vines and their two children re side at 720 N. the Jackson St. Mrs. Vine from your FAMILY DRIVE-IN THEATRES In Goldsboro Family Enferfainment - Movies Under The Stars FREE ADMISSION! BRING THIS AD TO EITHER THEATRE LISTED BELOW—WILL ADMIT A CARFULL (Nof Good Sunday) This OHer Expires May 3, 1957 AIR-VUE In Adamsoille . . . Near The Base Gate ... EAT OUT - MORE FUN SOUTH'S FINEST DR-IN THEATRE GRILL WACO Slocumb Street Extension Near Base Gate TWIN SNACK BAR HAVE TO SEE IT... TO BELIEVE IT... A Georgia girl who is used to southerners is Mrs. Donald Ris- ser. She likes southerners (of course) and thinks (Joldsboro is certainly pret ty during this season. She said that she had found her neigh bors to be very t friendly, as well • ' ’ as the merchants Mrs. RIsser in town. -Her husband is a first lieutenant and they reside on Goldsboro, Rt. 5. “Spring Is prettier in Goldsboro than anywhere I’ve ever been,” smiled Mrs. Ulie Jeffers. She hails from Phoenix, Ariz. and is the young - looking mother of three children. “The children ara all of school age and i’eally like their schools,” she said. Capt. Mrs. Jeffers and Mrs. Jeffers and children are residing at 500 S. Pineview Ave. Gaid«homis home to Mrs. S. M. Craig, the for mer Miss Sallie B. Privette, so she’s just prej udiced when she says she likes it. Mrs. Craig said, “I knew already (before ihe re- ; turned) that 'die people are : friendly.” “I've ..found that every- Mr». Craig one leemi to want the Air Force here.” T-Sgt. Craig has found that the oivio and fraternal organizations are very anxious to have members of the lervlce join. She said that it had been about ten years since she had lived here permanently and she's found that the town has grown quite a bit. “It Is very colorful and the people seem to take an interest in their homes and grounds.” ’The Craigs— the family Includes a son and daugh ter — live at 715 N. Jackson St. Ml'S. John Paladino thinks that Goldsboro is a friendly town. She Is f 'r 0 m Little Rock, Ark. Capt. and Mrs. Paladino and their two chil dren, Debbie and Donny, reside In Adams ville. Mrs, PataUiuo Dead Serious DAYTON, Ohio (fl'i — Jim Theiss, a University of Dayton junior, has found a peaceful place to study. His part time job — and full time residence and study hall — while going to college is in a funeral parlor. A primus stove is a kind of por table oil - burning c;:).>ks'iove often used by Ai'oUo explorers. TWO AIRMEN WERE STANDING ON A CORNER... THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PLACES THEY HAD BEEN, WHERE THEY WERE NOW, AND WHERE THEY MIGHT GO. SAID ONE AIRMAN TO THE OTHER, "THIS IS THE WAY I SEE IT MAC, THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN STATIONED IS THE PLACE YOU HAVE JUST LEFT . . . AND THE WORST P^ACE YOU CAN EVER BE STATIONED IS THE PLACE YOU ARE GOING TO ..." WE KNOW THAT UNCLE SAM WON'T LET YOU HOMESTEAD IN GOLDSBORO AS LONG AS WE,WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOU, BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT YOUR ORDERS SAY, "PER MANENT CHANGE OF STATION" WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL LOOK BACK ON YOUR STAY AT SEYMOUR JOHNSON FIELD IN GOLDSBORO AS THE BEST PLACE'YOU HAVE EVER BEEN STATION ED .. . AND BELIEVE US ... WE AT LEDER BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE WANT TO DO EVERY- THING WE CAN TO MAKE YOUR STAY HERE A WONDERFUL ONE. WE EXTEND TO YOU THE FULL SERVICES AND FACILITIES OF OUR STORE. WE OFFER YOU NATIONALLY ADVERTISED BRANDS OF QUALITY MERCHANDISE AND GUARANTEE YOU A FULL DOLLARS WORTH OF VALUE FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND IN OUR STORE. HERE IS OUR FAMILY! Mr. Morrlf Ltder (Manager) Mr. Morris Warrick • (Decorator) Jesse Plttard (Shoes) Mrs. Ruby Hlnnant (Ladles Wear) Mrs. Jimmie Willoughby (Shoes) Mrs. Walter Bra.Rwel! (Ladles Wear) Mn. A. T. Parrish (Piece Goods) Mrs. Lela Kasaell (Alterations) Mrs. H. L. Walters (Shoes) Mrs. • W. E. CogdPll (Pjecf Goods) Mrs. Joe Eason (Cashier) Mrs. Mildred Klnnard (Children's Wear) Mrs. Berry Garris (Millinery) Mrs. Morris Leder (Ladies Wear) Mrs. Grace Daughtry (Aset. Clashler) Mrs. Loulee CroascB (Infants Wear) COME AROUND AND LET US SEE YOURS! (Alteraticm) AND IN THE MEANTIME, WHY NOT OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH US? CLIP OUT THIS REQUEST FOR A CHARGE ACCOUNT APPLICATION AND SEND IT ON TO US. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ACCOMODATE YOU. LEDER BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE GOLDSBORO, N. C. Gentlemen; Please send me an application for a charge account. Name Address DEPARTMENT STORES WHERE YOU SHOP. WITH CONFIDENCE - AND WEAR WITH PRIDE 125 W. WALNUT ST. GOLDSBORO, N. C. Tel. 1324

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