The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 18.02.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 18.02.1961, Blaðsíða 1
0UR 'MISSIDN' jfs TD PRDDUCE Service news White CCH ND WE INTEND ^ULL CDVERAGE J?N EACH ISSUE Volume XI, Number 6-7 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, February 18, 1961 Air Parcel Service To APO 81 Speeded By Icelandic Carrier Icelandic Airlines began carry- ing air parcel post to Keflavik Airport early this month in furth- erance of the Air Force policy of providing the fastest mail service possible. If the present experiment prov- es successful, first class air mail may also be routed by Icelandic Airlines, postal officer WO W-3 Robert L. Raybourn said. This mail service is now provided by MATS cargo aircraft and Pan American. The first four shipments of air parcel post brought in by Ice- landic Airlines totaled about 1,500 pounds and included parcels mail- ed on the west coast four days before delivery here. Icelandic Airlines planes are expected to carry air parcel post to APO 81 from New York on an average of four days a week. _----------------¦ m ¦-------¦---------- Eight Here Named To Natl. Honor Society Eight students became members of the newly organinzed Boreal Chapter of the National Honor Society at the high school here this month. They are Margaret Clark, Al Galvan, Peggy Jessup, Dennis Kearns, Edda Kluck, Gloria Patton, James Peterson and Michael Steely. Requirements for membership are a "B" average and ratings by each teacher in character, ser- vice and leadership of above aver- age. Boreal was chosen as the name of the chapter since it means northern, from the Greek god of the north wind. BANDSMEN CONGRATULATED Asgeir Asgeirsson, President of Iceland, congratulates Captain Arnald D. Gabriel during the intermission of the USAFE Band's first ap- pearance in Reykjavik. With the president is Mrs. Asgeirsson and the American Ambassador Tyler Thompson. President Asgeirsson was first elected president in 1956 and is now in his second term. USAFE Band Performances Please Reykjavik, Airport Audiences; Icelandic Composition Presented KcHavik, Iceland — The 686th f Air Force Band, known as the "USAFE Band," from Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, won Icelandic admiration last week at three concerts in Reykjavik's largest theater, the Austurbaejar Bio. These concerts were sponsored by the Reykjavik Lions Club in conjunction with the Hringsins fund raising committee for a Keflavik Airport School Girl Awarded Certificate of Merit Margaret Jessup, daughter of Maj. and Mrs. Henry C. Jessup, senior at Keflavik Airport De- pendent High School has been named a Finalist in the 1960-61 National Merit Scholarship Pro- gram competition. She was award- ed a Certificate of Merit, in a School Assembly Feb. 13 by act- ing Principal, Mr. Patrick John- son. Miss Jessup attained Finalist status by her outstanding and distinguished performance on two tests and upon endorsement by her high school. About six-tenths of one per cent of the seniors in the United States received this award. Approximately 9,800 stu- dents in the 50 states and in Un- ited States territories were hon- ored. "The Certificate of Merit win- ners represent our most valuable national resource, our talented youth," said John M. Stalnaker, president of the National Merit exceptionally able students de- serve the recognition and en- couragement of every citizen con- cerned with the future of Am- erica." The Merit Scholars, to be an- nounced April 27, will be selected from the Finalist group. They will receive scholarships from the resources of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and from sponsoring business corporations, foundations, associations, and in- dividuals. In 1959-60, 115 spon- sors participated in the Merit Program. The names of all who achieved Semifinalist status in the com- petition were published in a book- let which was then distributed to colleges and other sources of scholarships and financial aid. Previous experience indicates that more than half of the Finalists will be offered assistance from sources other than the Merit Pro- Scholarship Corporation. "Thesegram. children's wing to the Icelandic State Hospital. Seated in the audience at the first concert were Icelandic Presi- dent and Mrs. Asgeir Asgeirsson and U.S. Ambassador and Mrs. Tyler Thompson. Representing the Iceland Defense Force were Capt. William R. Meyer, com- mander of Naval Forces, Col. George J. Shyer, deputy com- mander for support, Headquart- ers Air Forces Iceland, and Cdr. Paul T. Kissling, commander of Naval Air Facility. Highlight of the initial per- formance came when the Air Force group played an Icelandic composition, written by Dr. Pall Isolfsson, and arranged by MSGT Robert E. Gray for their Iceland- ic tour. After the band's rendi- tion of his music, Dr. Isolfsson came forward from the audience and congratulated Captain Arn- ald Gabriel on his interpretation of the music. Captain Gabriel then told the audience that the doctor's score would be a per- manent part of the band's re- pertoire. During intermission of the first concert, Captain Gabriel was introduced to President Asgeirs- son, who commented he was "de- lighted a military band perform- ed classical music of a high cul- tural plane with such authority and sensitivity." . Twice in the concert, the conductor was pre- sented with floral bouquets, one from the Lions Club, the other, (Continued on Page 6.) College Scholarships Offered By Air Force The Air Force has initiated a program of providing college scholarships and loans for children of active duty Air Force members. Money for these scholarships and loans will be provided from the<,,N~~ central welfare funds. Up to 80 scholarships, worth as much as $1,500 each year, will be offered beginning with 20 to take effect next fall. Two hundred Joans averaging around $500 each are slated to be awarded to Air Force children entering college next fall. The maximum number of such loans that can be in force at the end of the first four years of the program is 800. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a non- profit organization, will administ- er the entire testing, scholarship and loan program. USAF will not intervene or influence the se- AFRS to Present 'Swinging Years9 Can you remember the popular music from the big band era of 1935 to 1945? If so, Armed Forces Radio has a new program coming up tomorrow night that you'll en- joy. It's called "The Swinging Years," with disc jockey Chuck Cecil featuring music from that period. The program will be heard every Sunday at 9:'30 p.m., and will provide nostalgia for those who remembered those years and good listening for those who do not. Music on the first "Swinging Years" will include: "The Drum- mer Boy," Bob Crosby Orchestra; "Don't Fence Me In" and "The Shrine • of St. Cecilia," Sammy Kaye Orchestra; "Fine and Mel- low," Erskine Hawkins Orchestra; and "Over the Rainbow," by Judy Garland. lections. Selections for scholar- ships is based primarily upon test scores. The NMSC was establish- ed by the Ford and Carnegie Foundations solely to handle aca- demic scholarships. Air Force children interested in receiving a scholarship or loan should do the following things: High School Juniors—The Na- tional Merit Sholarship Qualifica- tion Test (NMSQT) will be ad- ministered to only those high school juniors who applied for the NMSQT last fall. The test will be administered on March 7 at the Keflavik Airport High School. Students taking the NMSQ test should indicate that if they are not awarded a scholarship they would like a loan. NMSC will (Continued on Page 6.) New Senators Featured In AFRS Program Sunday The eight new United States Senators in the 87th Congress will be featured on a special 50- minute program over Armed Forces Radio at 6:30 Sunday evening. Called "Meet The New Sena- tors," the program will be moder- ated by Howard K. Smith. He and other CBS news correspond- ents will interview the newly- elected senators: J. Caleb Boggs (R, Del.), Edward V. Long (D, Mo.), Claiborne Pell (D, R.I.), Quentin N. Burdick (D, N.C.), Jack R. Miller (R, Iowa), Lee Metcalf (D, Mont.), John J. Hickey (D, Wyo.) and William A. Bradley (D, Tex.). FIRST MEMBERS First members of the Boreal Chapter of the National Honor Society at Keflavik Airport are Mike Steely, Gloria Patton, Dennis Kearns, Margaret Clark, Al Galvan, Edda Kluck, Peggy Jessup and James Peterson. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE

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