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Goldsboro news-argus. volume (Goldsboro, N.C.) 1929-current, April 26, 1957, Image 6

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I. Pag* I See. D, Prt., April J«, MOT Ooldiboro (N.C.,) .\evt».Argu» Sergeant Gets Soldier’s Medal; Saved Engineer DOVER AFB. De. — For saving the life of a flight engineer at Thule AB. Greenland last July, M-Sgt. Edwin Alexander, 31st Air Trans port Sq. at Dover was awarded the Soldier’s Medal. The rescue took place beside a C-124 which earlier had carried Alexander and Dawson from Dov> er. Both men were assisting In the refueling of the plane, sched uled to leave Thule later in the morning. Alexander, standing beside the fuel hose and nozzle attachment beneath the craft, was watching the hose connection. Dawson was at the flight engineer's panel inside the plane. Suddenly the nozzle attachment dropped from the fuel tank access. Gasoline cascaded out of the hose and onto the apron, thoroughly drenching Alexander’s clothes. He ran to one side of a huge pool of gasoline formed on the field. It spread quickly, and coming in contact with the field refueling . unit, it burst into a roaring infei^no. George Air Base Is Getting F-lOODs GEORGE AFB, Calif. - 'The 413th Fighter - Day Gp., command ed by Col. Gordon F. Blood, began receiving F-lOODs from the North American Aviation Company this month. The first three planes were flown in by Capt. Vernon Wright, Ran dall Stephans and Devem Gardner. Each or the three tactical squad rons were assigned an F-IOOD. The F-IOOD Is basically the same as Its predecessors but an automatic pilot and landing flaps have been added. Previously the pilot had to be at all times iri manual control o# the aircraft while navigating and doing other things. Fighter pilots ment is more important to the pilot have said that autopilot equip- flying alone, than to the bomber or transport pilot who has other crew men to help with many details. WELCOME AIR FORCE FAMILIES Ladles will especially be inferested in our array of sirilcing head wear. Smart hats reflecting Spring's loveliness. NEW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT — This is Goldsboro’s new municipal privately owned. The 60 by 80 foot hangar is used for storage of air- airport which opened the first of this month. On the left and right craft and equipment. are training planes for flight instructions. Others in the picture are (News-Argus photo). Also Custom Made Hats AFTER EASTER SALE Early Spring Hats A Hunting Clan aircraft now op erates as a flying zoo to bring animals and birds from Rhodesia. Africa 1o'London zoo?. A WARM WELCOME TO ALL PERSONNEL OF WELCOME AIR FORCE You, Your Family And Friends Will Enjoy Movies Under The Stars NOW PLAYING \ Play Luclcy Double Feature Refresh- \ Sat. Nite "BROKEN STAR" ments at our 1 10 Winners Concession 1 % Jackpots Stand 1 PlUf "HOT ROD GIRLS" Model Drive - In Theatre Raleigh Highway Municipal Airport Opens To Serve Goldsboro Area ^ Reactivation at Seymour John son Air Force Base brought the need to seek a new location for a municipal airport by the City of Goldsboro. Money for the purchase of a site and construction of a runway, hangar and other facilities came through the sale of old barracks at the base. The barracks were given the city by the Civil Aeronautics Administration with the stipulation that they w'ould be sold and the money used for the construction .and-maintenance of a new municl- paT airport. Some $51,000 was realized from 'the sale and after careful study a site was selected about six miles west of the city limits and just nbrth of U. S. 70. The site was pur chased in November 1953 from H. T. Lane for $10,500. , Contract for the construction of a runway 300 feet wide and 2,500 feet long was let in 1954 under a con tract of about $11,000 and construc tion of the runway was completed early in 195^. Heavy rains which accompahled Hurricane Hazel in October 1955 caused a delay In final approval of the field by CAA. Repairs to the runway, addition al drainage, grading of the hangar site, parking area and an entrance road were completed late last year at a cost of approximately $5,000. Contract for construction of a prefabricated hangar was let late last summer but construction-“trSs- help up by the steel shortage. The hangar, a 60 by 80 foot structure, was completed last month at a cost of $21,000, practically exhaust ing what was left of the $51,000, which was set aside for airport construction. I Negotiation for an operator for' the airport were completed the: first of this month and on April 1, the Board of Aldermen approved a contract leasing the airport and its facilities to Rocky Mount Air Service. Operations began that day when the Rocky Mount firm transferred aircraft from a flight school in -Kinston to the new airport here. The entire Kinston operations have been moved to Goldsboro. James Baines of Bailey has been named manager of the airport by Rocky Mount Air Service. A vet eran of four years in the Air Force. Baines is a licensed flight instruc tor. Additional instructors are a- vailable at Rocky Mount and Roanoke Rapids when needed. The local field is operated un der the name of Goldsboro Air Service. Available for flight train ing at the airport is a Piper Su percruiser and two Aeronca Cham- ion two - place trainers. Four- place Cessna aircraft are available from Rocky'Mount for cross-coun try charter trips. 1/2 PRICE The Hat Shoppe 143 S. 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