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Goldsboro news-argus. volume (Goldsboro, N.C.) 1929-current, April 26, 1957, Image 2

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mm Base Here Is Named For Navy Test Pilot Norway has - two.-, official- lan-i Real name of Tom Thumb was| Sable is the fur of a small animal I guages —Nynorsk and Riksmaal. 1 Claries Sherwood Stratton. | belonging to the weasel family. (Tf.C.,) yww-Argng Fage « gw. n, ft!., Apjfl M, MWI Welcome To Your OLDSMOBILE Dealer In Goldsboro Here's your headquarters for better motoring. Come in . . . take a ride in a brand new OLDSMOBILE .. .■let's talk terms. Be our guest for a rocket tost. ^ Newly Remodeled ...Modern Building Adequate Service Facilities Corner of N. Center and E. Ash Streets . . PATE-DAWSON MOTOR CO. INC. YOUR OLDSMOBILE DEALER 223 N. Canter St. Phone 808 USED CAR LOT — 1 14 E. Ash Street - Phone 233 Dealer No. 1208 and I208A . Seymour Johnson Killed Testing WWII fighter It was on March 5, 1941 that, a Navy fighter plane piloted by Lt. Seymour A. Johnson. 31, crashed on a farm near Norbeck. it 'was for that Goldsboroj that Seymour Johnson Al' Base was named. Son of the late Dr. J. N. Johnson, prominent Gbldsboro dentist and vice - president of the State Board of Health. Lt. Jcrfinson was one' of the first young men from Golds boro to adopt aviation in The arm- e*d forces as a career, -lli^a^i^- mother, Mrs Ruth K. Johnson still lives in Goldsboro and is executive secretary of the Wayne CoAinty Red Cross Chapter. Bom in Goldsboro. February 15, 1904, Lt. Johnson graduated from Goldsboro High School and’ attend ed the University of North Carolina ror three years before entering the Navy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 192t. He com pleted basic training at Pensacoljf, Fla. in '1929 and spent eight years as a pilot aboard battleships and aircraft carriers. The veteran Navy test piloUiw^ killed while testing a Gymman fighter from Anacosta NS^^alsAir Station. At the time, it was one of many planes of the type being de livered to the U. S. Navy. His job was regarded as one of the mc«t dhngerous in the service. Planes with new inventions were aswgn-> ed to him for testing undet.^all conditions and speeds. ^ A fast plane for its day, the Grumman fighter was designed for efficient operation at 3,000 feet altitude and had a speed of about 400 miles per hour; Ordinarily, a test pilot In t h e Navy served only two years at the hazardous task in the late 30’s and early 40’s but Lt. Johnson had-bebn a test pilot for five years. He married the former Alice KeUyi and with their daughter, Suzftnne. made his home in Arling ton while serving with the Nivy [Ut jiever lost contact with h 1 s imeltown. Leas than three weeks before the dial crashr he was plaoad' on the list' fbr promotion to lieutenant cosrt'mander and was to-have com- pletl*d his time for promotion in June of 1941. Well known and much admired in Goldsboro, Lt. Johnson often flew here to visit friends and relatives. His last visit was on January 31, 1941, when he flew down from the naval base on a training plane with a fellow pilot from Charlotte. Although he narrowly escaped d.eath on numerous occasions, he never related his harrowing ex periences. But friends in Golds boro often heard reports that he safely brought to port airplanes which had developed mechanical trouble and it seemed all but irrir possible to land them. ’ Several months before the fatal erashj Lt. Johnson was injured when the engine failed in a plane he was testing and he received in juries which necessitated ho.spltal treatment for several days. Earlier he had been in a number of accidents in which he barely escaped with his life. ■ .THE 'NEW AIR FORCE’ — Worried about how the boy is faring in today’s Air Force, Mom? Thii is typical of the “barrack” rooms at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base — one of the nation’s finest. Only two men to a room, inlaid linoleum floors, good healing, lighting and ventilation. Even private baths. (Official Air Force Photo) Double Trouble MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mass pi^oduction svas the key to the, con fusion of a couple of motorists. Gerald B. Junion put his key In to the ignition, started the car and i drove off. It was some time later 1 that he noticed his car was a slight ly different color from usual. * Meanwhile Mrs. Mildred Hender son stepped into “her” car. She didn’t notice the color but called police when her keys wouldn’t fit. A little police worked restored the drivers, slightly shaken, to their own autos of the same make, j model and similar hue. WELCOME AIR FORCE Our Best Wishes To The Men and Personnel Of Seymour Johnson, On This Day Of Re-Dedication Your presence Has aldeU our community’s life an3 we welcome you and your families. Goldsboro is proud to have you as neighbors. We hope your stay Here will be pleasant and that it will be a memor able one. WELCOME TO GOLDSBORO 'THE FRIENDLY, CITY," nr WAYNE Agricultural Works, Inc. A Goldsboro Industry Goldsboro’s Store Of Greater Savings All These Departm ents To Serve You FURNITURE APPLIANCE • Living Room Suites • Electric or Gas Ranges • Dining Room Suites • Nathane Refrigerators • Bedroom Suites • Nathane Television Sets • Dinettes • Nathane Freezers Anything In The And Many More Furniture Line Small Appliances HARDWARE HOUSEWARES • wire Screenns • Mops • Garden Tools ~ • Dust Pans • Nalls All Sizes • Brooms • Screen Wire A Store Full Anything In Hardware Of Household You Will Find Here Needs Cash If You Have If... Credit If You Need If JbIusbh to/hn tmp^ d 1 132 E. Walnut Sfraef phone 142 We Welcome The Seymour Johnson Personnel

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