The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 25.06.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 25.06.1965, Blaðsíða 1
Iceland Commemorates Independence Day See Pictorial Review — Page 5 Parades, Speeches, Dances Nark Time Of Jubilation Iceland celebrated its Independence Day in Reykjavik June 17 with many planned activities that brought its people out of their homes by the thousands for the events. At Austurvollur, the Square in front of the Parliament building, three parades went by as Boy Scouts and Girl Guides lined the pathways of the park and formed a pas- sageway to the base of the statue'*^ of Jon Sigurdsson, national hero of Iceland who was foremost in getting the country its liberty and restoration from Denmark. President and Prime Minister Dignitaries included the Presi- dent of Iceland Asgeir Asgeirsson and Bjarni Benediktsson, Prime Minister. Together with guests, they at- tended a church service conducted by Rev. Sira Emil Bjornsson. After the services at the church, the President and Prime Minister, along with others taking part in the Independence Day formal fest- ivities, left the church, which is directly across the street from the Parliament building. Honor Jon Sigurdsson The next event saw President Asgeirsson and Prime Minister Benediktsson laying a wreath at the foot of the statue of Jon Sigurdsson. Mr. Benediktsson then spoke from the balcony of the Parliament building to the crowds that gath- ered around. He spoke about the future of Iceland and enumerated about the many possibilities of this country in industry and its general de- velopment. Poem Recited A poem dedicated to the memory of Jon Sigurdsson was recited by the Fjallkona, or mountain lady, from the Parliament balcony also. Trip To Akureyri Being Planned A three-day tour of the town and area around Akureyri is scheduled for July 3, 4 and 5 by Special Services. For more information, all interested per- sonnel are asked to contact Special Services at Exts. 3193 or 4254. The finale of the day's main attractions was held at the sports arena where athletic events in- cluded demonstrations in wrest- ing, the broad jump, the 100 meter dash and gymnastics on the horse and parallel bars. As evening approached, many Icelanders took part in dancing in the streets about the city—long into the night hours. In all, Independence Day 1965 proved to be a memorable day for all who came out, said one reporter covering the gala affair. U. S. Antarctica Needs You! The call is out again for volun- teers to take part in the Navy's support of the U.S. Antartic pro- gram during 1966-67. The Navy is looking for about 700 officers and men for the pro- gram, about 250 of whom will winter-over. Those who winter-over get spe- cial consideration when time comes for reassignment. About 75 per cent of those who returned from the last Deep Freeze got their first choice of duty. Also, duty with the program earns the Antarctic Service Medal. Deadline for applications is July 15. Those volunteering for the wintering-over group must have enough obligated time to carry them through December 1967, while those applying for assign- ment to Air Development Squad- ron 6 must have enough to carry them through April 1968. Additional requirements for ap- plicants include a clear record, indicating sound moral character and professional dedication and no pending history of domestic problems or indebtedness. For additional information, con- tact the Education and Training Office at Ext. 5139 or 5238. HONORED STATESMAN—Boy Scouts and Girl Guides line the pathways leading to the statue of Jon Sigurdsson during Iceland's Independence Day June 17. President of Iceland Asgeir Asgeirsson and Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson later layed a wreath beneath the statue. AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE ladles cn>:mi. U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 24 Friday, June 25, 1965 Chess Tourney Starts Tomorrow Deadline for entering Spe- cial Services' first Armed Forces Chess Tournament to be held at the Youth Center this weekend is today. The tourney will be over a two-day period with three rounds Saturday and two Sun- day. Prizes will be presented to the best over-all player in the tourney and to the top player of each of the services re- presented. In addition, the best chess players will form the Keflavik Armed Forces Chess Team that will be matched against the chess clubs of Keflavik and Reykjavik. All contestants must call the Youth Center, Ext. 4149, for chess-play arrangements. Japanese Crew Tours Base CHECKING THE STU- DIO — Behind the camera Mike Greenman, PNSN, news correspond- ent at AFRTS, U.S. Na- val Station, Keflavik, Ice- land, gave a tour Tues- day of the radio and tele- vision station (T-44) to three representatives of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). The men (from 1 to r) are Mr. T. Odate, Mr. S. Kondo and Mr. T. Morie. The three Japanese gen- tlemen are completing a television documentary on the Scandinavian countries, including Ice- land. Officers, Enlisteds Quizzed In Fleet-Wide Opinion Survey The second Navy-wide opinion survey was conducted on the Naval Station at the Polar Club Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with 9 officers and 35 enlisted men scheduled to take part in the 71-part questionnaire. , With views being requested from 10 per cent of the Navy's officers, five per cent of the male enlisteds and "^just about all of the enlisted Waves at all stations, those sur- Council Ok's New Pay Bill The House Armed Services Com- mittee has approved a military pay bill with an average 10.7 per cent raise that would go into ef- fect the first day of the month following enactment. The committee's decision, by a vote of 33 to 1, was announced by its Chairman, Rep. L. Mendel Rivers (D.-S. C.) The bill must be considered and voted on by the House and Senate before being sent to President Johnson for considera- tion and final approval. Per cent Increase The committee's bill would pro- vide increases for all personnel— ranging from 13 per cent for re- cruits to 15.3 per cent for master sergeants, and 22 per cent for second lieutenants to 6 per cent for the chiefs of staff. Under the committee's proposal, enlisted personnel would receive an average increase of 12.1 per cent costing some $650 million annually, while officers would get an average 7.2 per cent raise amounting to more than $174 million annually. Two proposals recommended by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara were included in the bill approved by the committee. Mr. McNamara strongly re- (Continued on page S.) veyed include officers whose ser- vice numbers end in the digit 7 and male enlisteds whose service numbers end in 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Questions More Parochial Although some of the ques- tions are approximately the same for all three classes of those be- ing queried, in general the ques- tions are more parochial than they were in the initial survey. There are questions on uni- forms, housing, shipment of house- hold effects, promotion opportuni- ties, working hours, performance and what is good (and bad) about Navy life in all of the quizzes. Enlisted men also are being asked how long they spend in grade between promotions, how much they know about several different personnel programs and if they would be interested in changing their rates. Honest Answers Desired Again this time, the survey has been designed to get frank, honest answers. No names are required and each respondent seals his own questionnaire in an envelope which is delivered unopened to Washington. In an effort to get quicker re- sults, officials conducting the sur- vey have asked return of the com- pleted questionnaires within two days after the tests are given.

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