Goldsboro news-argus. volume (Goldsboro, N.C.) 1929-current, April 26, 1957, Image 16
s CAPT. DOUGHERTY The 4466th Air Force Dispensary at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is under the command of Captain Malvin J. Dougherty, base surgeon. A native of New York, he came to SejTnour Johnson after a tour of duty at the 6607th Air Force Hospital at Thule AFB, Greenland. He received his B. S. Degree from St. Joseph’s College in Phila delphia, Pa. in 1950-and his M. D. Degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1954. He received advanced medical train ing at the School of Aviation Medi cine at Randolph AFB, San An tonio, Texas. Captain Dougherty is a member of the Catholic Church and the American Medical Association. The idea for the insignia was submitted by Lt. Clinton L. Clark of the 83rd Field Maintenance Squadron. It was drawn by Air man Third Class Richardo Sando, of the 83rd Supply Squadron. He is a graduate of the Havana (Cuba) University of Arts. Zeno Spence, Jr., staff artist >f the Goldsboro News-Argus, assist ed in putting on finishing touches prior to the insignia’s being sent to Air Force Headquarters in Washington. The airmen were awarded a to tal of $25.00 in cash and a $10.00 gift certificate from Belk - Tyler Department Store in Goldsboro. The judges for the contest were Colonel Robert C. Richardson HI, Wing commander and members of his staff. They spent many hours Doring over the more than one hundred entries before selecting the best and most significant in signia submitted by Lt. Clark and Airman Sanda. Significance of the Insignia: The falcon, representing the fighter-day mission, is symbolic of aggressive ness in the air. His head Is poised upwards as a sign of being alert for defense and seeking out the enemy. His black color is for steadiness, determination, and con stant strength. The green, red, and blue be neath the falcon represent the 83d Wind’s colors of their three squad- Insignla of 83rd Fighter Wing rons. These form the roost for the falcon in his defense and search for enemy aircraft while the jag ged castle - wall line represents the defensive elements of Tactical Air Command. The white color throughout the emblem symbolizes purity of pur pose. Th^ red, within the three squadron colors, also portrays the solid line.of fire TAC aircraft can deliver. The blue background represents the sky, the falcon’s and Air Force’s domain, while the yellow, pyramid design represents the Air Force’s strength and knowledge in its purpose. More than half of USAF’s dis ability separations since 1950 have been caused by conditions that ex isted prior to the man’s enlist ment, the surgeon general’s office has disclosed. The figures are contained in the current issue of Medical Service DIGEST, devoted almost exclu sively this month to a survey of disability separations. In seven years since 1950, rbpords show, dis ability separations have totaled 36,- ^6, with 21,221 existing prior to service (EFTS). This is 57 per cent of the total. Nearly 80 percent of the ETPS cases, the surgeon general pointed out, fall into the younger group of airmen with, two to three months service. These men largely are found unfit for service because of psychological instability in one form or another, and are diS' charged under chapter 9 of AFM 35-4. Rocky Mount Man Heads Radio Service General Edward F. Griffin, State Civil Defense Director has appoint ed Pur^ice Warron. Jr. outstand ing Radio Amateur Operator of Rbcky Mount, as Chief Radio Of ficer for Area “B” in the State RACES Plan,' and Assistant to North Carolina Civil Defense Radio Officer, Colonel W. H. Jacobs, of Raleigh. Area “B” includes the counties of Halifax, Warren, Vance, Granville. Person. Frankin, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, ' Durham, Wayne, Wake and Johnston. “RACES' stands for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service. The RACES Plan, approved by Federal Civil Defense Administra tion and Federal Communications Commission, call for the organiza tion of licensed radio amateur inf'-v a Civil Defence Network - which is a basic part of the State Civil Defense Com munications Plan. ■^‘There are more than 1500 licensed radio amateurs in North Pa'Di'n ’". (i'-ift’n “Manv of them have rendered great patriotic and humaniterian ser\’ice to the State In natural disasters.. . , Kenneth Royall, Goldsboro Native, Backed ^Airlift* Kenneth Royall, the man whose decision set in operation the Berlin Airlift, is a Goldsboro native. Royall commanded both t'he Army and the Navy as secretary of War before the Department of Defense was formed. He then be came the First Secretary of the Army. The military career of Royall began in Woyfd War I, when he served as a lt:'st lieutenant of field artillery. His career resumed again military - wise when he was com missioned a colonel in the army and named chief of the legal sec tion of the fiscal division in the headquarters of the army service forces. In May, 1943, he was made dep uty fiscal director of the army service forces and was promoted to brigadier general. He served overseas in 1944, and in 1945 be came successively assistant to the secretary of war and undersecre tary of war.. On July 18, 1946, he was appoint ed secretary of war by President Truman and continued as secre tary of the army when the National Security Act became operative that year. Royall won wide - spread fame for his decision to back General Lucius Clay, U. S. Military com pander in Germany, when Clay, defied the soviet blockage of Berlin KENNETH ROYALL and vset up the air lift to supply the Allied zones of the city. . Although he now lives in New York and is senior member of a well - known law firm, Royall has lived for most of his life in Golds boro. lie was born here in 1894, and was graduated in 1914 from the University of North Carolina, and later attended Harvard Law School. After receiving his law degree, he returned to Goldsboro to begin practic*. _ THIS PERCENTAGE Is reflect ed in the 21,221 ETPS separations since 1950. More than 17,000 of them were through Chapter 9, while only 4000 were separated by physical evaluation. boards. An Air Force survey also show ed that disability separations have shown a tendency to level off since a two - year “bulge” (1952-53) caused by the fightbig In Korea. Seven years since 1950 show these separations through evaluation boards: 1950 — 1843; 1951—2226; 1952— 3628; 1953—3328; 1954— 2796; 1955 —2366; and 195—2831. .Medical authorities said they ex pect the totals to remain regular. A second trend considered sif* nlfioant is the rising percentage of men and officers placed on the temporarily disabled retired list as opposed to those perma nently retired. Percentages of the total considered by PEBs climb- •ed from 8 per cent In 1950 to 38 per cent last year. This rise became significant In 1955 when almost one half of all cases evaluated were reconsidera tions from the temporary list. In 1956, as an example. 5205 cases were considered, and two thou sand and seventy - eight were re examinations. THE NUMBER of young air men discharged for EFTS causes also was reflected among the lead ing reasons for disability separa tions. Schizophrenia, under which all psychoses were grouped, led the causes for which the total 5205 cases, were, considered. Of 1227 schizophrenics evaluated, 171 were permanently retired, and 464 were placed on the temporary list. Onl.v tuberculosis topped schezo- nhrehia in sending personnel be fore examination boards, and fig ure?^ here indicate the progress that has been made in combatting the disease. One thousand and five tuberculosis cases were evaluated, of whi-h only .38 were deemed per- manenlly disabled. Seven hundred and 48 ‘vere placed on the tempor ary Iist\with a good chance that they will be reclaimed for useful military service, officials said. WELCOME TO GOLDSBORO And An Invitation To Use “THE KEY TO THE CITY’’ ^ Plant fl’fi mlccii. , JOHNS, ^ Centuriei Old City f * centijHr 1^?^. ^ southw(v^^ I of Germany wit,-—^ NLgnificancp. — ^ Fipte-vS ^0, International As- ^‘'ernl nf Machinists, an-—^rg'j ~^esteTday they have h?to J •a new two-year ‘^“n’cnt I* vn tS^^error with f ^5°^ to cancer^^ lildl The ^ East, i - ’"/w \ )■" I m YOUR GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS Welcome new cHizens and families of our community. 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