The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 29.01.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 29.01.1965, Blaðsíða 1
Last Of WW II Triumvirate (His Life In Retrospect On Page 3) World Mourns Churchill's Deuth THE WHITE U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 4 Friday, January 29, 1965 Lg Project Set For. Fall Occupancy There will soon be 100 new homes available on base for the servicemen stationed here in Keflavik. Of the 100 homes, 90 will be erected for use by en- listed men, and the other 10 for officer personnel. The homes for enlisteds will be located behind the N.C.O. -^Club. They will consist of 72 three-bedroom and 18 four-bed room structures. Because of their location they will be easily accessible to the N.C.O. Club, Viking Service Club, Andrews Theater and the Field House. The area around the homes will be leveled and sodded, and the bus route will be revised to in- clude service to these new homes. The 10 officer-homes will be erected across from B.O.Q. 636. These will include 4 three-bed- room and 6 four-bedroom homes. The first 30 units are scheduled to be shipped March 1, and should arrive late that month. Conse- quently, occupancy is expected to begin in the early fall of 1965. Plans are to have all units com- pleted by the end of the calendar year. All the houses are Pre-fabs and were built by Home Builders in Port Royal, S.C. They will be erec- ted here by Iceland Prime Con- tractors. All structures will have a con- tinuous footing, reinforced con- crete foundation. Two Men Awarded Thomas A. Duncan, J03, and L. Cpl. James L. Carder, Iceland Defense Force's Sailor and Ma- rine of the Month for November, respectively, were honored with a $25 check and Certificate of Achievement. The ceremonies were held Jan. 7 in RAdm Paul D. Buie's office. Admiral Buie, former Com- mander Iceland Defense Force, congratulated both men for their personal and military traits which netted them the particular honors of their service. Duncan, a native of Greenwood, S.C, graduated from Bob Jones Academy in Greenwood in 1960 and joined the Navy in March 1961. Journalist Duncan is presently working as radio and tele- vision - news caster at the AFRTS Sta- tion, Building T-44. Prior to reporting to Iceland, Dun- can attended the last class of Journalist "A" School at Great Lakes. Carder, a native of Dundas, 111., is a graduate of Olney High School, Olney, 111. During his tour in Iceland, Carder has been duty turn- key at the Na- val Station Brig. Before coming to Ice- land, Carder was stationed at Camp Le- jeune, N.C., as a member of the 1st Batta- lion, 2nd Ma- rine Division. NOTICE For those who find the Sta- tion Chapel too far to go to worship, the Polar Club will have Divine Services offered this Sunday. See story on page Base Donates To AOC Fund The American Overseas Com- paign (AOC) ended recently. Here in Iceland ?1,830.44 was contri- buted to the cause. The bulk of the monies donated have already been earmarked for use as follows: $61.65 — United Seaman's Ser- vice, $44.90 — American Social Health Association, $78.59 — A- merican-Korean Foundation, $280.37 — U.S.O., $204.08 — Ra- dio Free Europe, $343.69 — Pro- ject Care, $16.35 — National Rec- reation Association. $222.26 — USS Hope, $16.80 — International Social Service. The remaining $561.75 is as yet undesignated for a partic- ular agency. This will be distri- buted at a future date. The AOC provides money for the agencies mentioned and those only. A contributor may select a particular agency to receive his donation, but it must be one of these nine. Contributors may feel satisfied that their donations will be put to a good use. 1964 WINNERS—President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) was elected Nov. 3 by a landslide vote over Senator Barry Goldwater. Vice Presi- dent Hubert H. Humprey (right) and the President took their oaths of office in Washington Jan. 20, 1965. Johnson Begins First Term; Humphrey Takes Second Post Lyndon Baines Johnson began a four-year term as President of the United States on Wednesday Jan. 20. The 36th President placed his hand at 4:02 p.m. Ice- landic time on a well-worn Bible given him long ago by his mother. His wife, Lady Bird, held the book during the oath-taking. Moments earlier, Hubert H. Humprey was inducted as Vice President. It was the firsi^ time since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that the United States has had a Vice President. Thousands watched the inaugu- ral ceremonies in Washington under a bright, cold sky. Millions of Americans saw the festivities on nationwide broadcasts and millions more watched abroad by Telestar communications satellite relay. Cowboy Hats The official swearing-in cere- mony on the Capitol steps and Mr. Johnson's inaugural address climaxed three days of festivities which brought thousands of visi- tors to Washington from every state of the Union. Large delega- tions from Mr. Johnson's home State of Texas were much in evi- dence, many of them wearing "10- gallon" cowboy hats. However, Pi-esident Johnson's inauguration carried an air of solemn pride and determination throughout. Even the stirring, traditional parade down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, was streamlined this year and the heaviest emphasis was placed on peace. American Heritage The inaugural ceremonies dra- matically illustrated the wide range of American background and heritage. The program was opened with an invocation by a Roman Catholi< Archbishop, Reverend Robert E Lucey. Negro opera star Leontync Price sang "America the Beauti- ful." Prayers were offered by Rabbi, Dr. Human Judah Schac- tel; a Protestant minister, Reve- rend Dr. George R. Davis; and an Orthodox Archbishop, Iakoves Primate. The famed 375-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir followed the President's address with the sing- ing of "This Is My Country." President Johnson began the climactic day by attending inter- faith services at the National City Christian Church at which Evangelist Billy Graham preached the sermon. Following his inaugural address, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Humphrey attended the traditional lunch in the old Supreme Court Chamber of the Capitol. Five Balls In the evening there were five inaugural balls held at the Armory and four Washington hotels, at- tended by 28,000 guests. Mr. John- son, his wife, and their daughters planned to drop in on each of the balls. During his inaugural address Mr. Johnson said, "Our destiny in the midst of change will rest on the unchanged character of our people and on their faith.... "In each generation—with toil and tears—we have had to earn our heritage again...." McConnell Assumes Post For Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff, will retire Feb. 1. His replacement on that date will be General John Paul McConnell. General LeMay was born Nov. 15, 1906, in Columbus Ohio. It was he who, in refusing to accept an invitation to dine with fellow officers, once declared: "A man should have dinner with his friends, and the Commanding General has no friends." But General LeMay has friends, not only in the Air Force, the Pentagon, the country and the world, but apparently he has ?riends in Japan, a country that he helped to defeat. General John Paul McConnell, his replacement, was born in Booneville, Akransas, Feb. 7,1908. He was graduated in 1927 from Henderson-Brown College, Akran- sas, with a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude; Pi Kappa Delta, Degree of Special Distincton). He was appointed to the United States Military Aca- demy in 1928 and was graduated June 10, 1932, and commisioned a Second Lieutenant. General McConnelPs assigned posts include: Texas; Hawaii; Louisiana; North Carolina; Darachi and Cormilla, India; Ceylon; Chunking and Shanghai, China; Washington D.C.; and Middlesex, England. His decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Fly- ing across, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal. Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and the Chinese Air Force Pilot's Wings, Chinese General Citation Medal, Tashou Cloud Banner, Lou- Shou Medal, and Pao Ting Medal with Banner Ribbon. He is married to the former Sally Dean of St. Paul, Minnesota, and they have two sons, Bruce '4 and Dorsey 10. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay

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